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May 02, 2014

Two Tutorials Just in Time for Mother's Day


Who needs ideas for Mother's Day? We have you covered! Today, there are two tutorials that will make your Mother's Day gift a standout! Maria Cole shares a set of Botanical Tea bookmarks with a tutorial. Then, Romy Veul shares two versions of a Botanical Tea tag. Such great ideas, you'll want to try them both! 

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Enjoy these Botanical Tea bookmarks from Maria. This idea is perfect for your book-loving moms, and so pretty to look at!

"When a holiday like Christmas or Mother’s Day comes up, it’s really easy to stress over what to get for that special someone – especially when you have several people on your list! I’ve learned that handmade gifts are the perfect solution. They’re unique, made from the heart, and with a little imagination, they can be super practical gifts that can be used all the time! That’s the thinking behind my Botanical Tea tag bookmarks. Not only are they a lovely and practical keepsake, but they also open up and reveal a place for you to write a special message. It’s a card and gift all in one! And, they are so easy to create." -Maria





Maria's Botanical Tea Bookmark Tutorial


Step 1. Remove a blue floral print sheet from your 6x6 pad. Score the paper in half down the middle, then score ¾” from the top. Fold both lines.


Step 2. Cut off the upper right section where you folded per photo. Apply a ¼” corner punch to the bottom corners, the bottom middle, and the upper left per photo.


Step 3. Remove a green text pattern. Cut (2) 2.5” x 4.75” mats. Corner round each edge on both pieces. Locate your 12” x 12” Flora paper and fussy cut (4) bunches of flowers and (4) individual flowers.


Step 4. Flip your blue floral print paper over to reveal blue side. Adhere a green mat, an ivory ATC tag, individual fussy cut flower, and “Hello Friend” from your Tags & Pockets.


Step 5. Close your bookmark. Adhere the other green mat and the bird tag from your Tags & Pockets. Attach washi tape to the top of the front panel and leave about 1.5” hanging off the right side.


Step 6. Tie (2) pieces of white ribbon and (1) piece of blue ribbon to the tag. Tie a shabby chic ornate key to the end of your blue ribbon. Adhere one of your fussy cut flower bunches. Add a monogram sticker if you like. Write your message inside, then wrap washi tape around the back.


Step 7. For bookmark #2, use pink text paper for base and brown polka dot paper for mats. Locate “Celebrate” tag and “Just Because” piece from your Tags & Pockets. Then, follow steps 1 – 6.


Step 8. For bookmark #3, use green stripe paper for base and blue polka dot paper for mats. Locate pink bird tag and “Thinking of you” piece from your Tags & Pockets. Then, follow steps 1 – 6.


Step 9. For bookmark #4, use cream text paper for base and pink stripe paper for mats. Locate green butterfly tag and teapot piece from your Tags & Pockets. Then, follow steps 1 – 6.


 Graphic 45 Botanical Tea 6x6 Patterns & Solids Pad
12” x 12” Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Flora
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Tags & Pockets
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Stickers
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Alphabet Stickers
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keys
Graphic 45 Artist Trading Tags – Ivory
Graphic 45 Washi Tape Set
May Arts – (8) 12” white ribbon, (4) 24” blue ribbon
Stickles – Fruit Punch, Platinum
¼” Corner rounder

Romy gives two amazing Botanical Tea tag ideas to spoil your mom. We love the sentiments and the beautiful details! She gives a great step-by-step tutorial below.

Botanical Tea Tag 1

Botanical Tea Tag 1 - detail

Botanical Tea Tag 2

Botanical Tea Tag 2 - detail

Romy's Mother Day Tags Tutorial

Tag Tutorial - step 1

Step One: Cut a tag of approximately 3 x 6” from the “Just Because” paper from the 8x8 pad. It is possible to cut it by hand or you could use a die to make the tag.

Tag Tutorial - step 2

Step Two: Cut a tag of approximately 2.8 x 5.8” from the “Herbal Infusion” paper from the 8x8 pad and attach it on top of the pink tag. Trim the “Hello Friend” paper from the 8x8 pad at 5 x 3.4” and punch alongside its edges with a border punch. Glue the rectangle on top of the tag. 

Tag tutorial - step 3

Step Three: Cut out one of the postcards from the 12” “Hello Friend” paper and also take a die-cut from the Tags & Pockets packaging. Layer the die-cut on top of the card in the centre of the tag.

Tag tutorial - step 4

Step Four: Take another die-cut from the Tags & Pockets and attach it onto the tag as well.

Tag tutorial - step 5

Step Five: Take two flowers from the Botanical Tea Flowers packaging and adhere foamtape on their backsides. Also take a button from the Chipboard package and a resin embellishment and staple the flowers and button on top of each other.

Tag tutorial - step 6

Step Six: Position the 3D flower on the  left side of the card. Then cut out three butterflies from the “Sweet Chamomile” and “Hello Friend” papers and attach them to the tag. Also add two small flowers from the Flowers package. Attach them to the tag with foamtape.

Tag tutorial - step 7

Step Seven: Decorate the flowers and butterflies with glitter glue and adhesive pearls.

  Botanical Tea Tag 2

Finally, tie a piece of wrinkled ribbon to finish off the tag.

 Graphic 45 supplies:

 Botanical Tea papers: Hello Friend, Sweet Chamomile

Botanical Tea 8x8 Pad
Botanical Tea Flowers
Botanical Tea Tags & Pockets
Botanical Tea Chipboard 2

These are two fantastic ideas just in time for a crafty weekend. Do you love spoiling your mother with handmade gifts? Feel free to also post to children's walls to give them ideas. ;)

Happy Weekend,

Graphic 45

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All of these are so beautiful, and such unique and fabulous ideas, lobe the bookmark card and it would be great to tuck in a giftcard and the tags are so pretty. I love this gorgeous collection which inspires amazing art.

wow. the tags are beautiful! going to make some, love'em! <3

Love this collection and now a new idea for using it.

Love the tags, bit late for UK Mothers Day in March, but great for gifts, birthdays etc.

these are gorgeous! Will be making some of these for sure!! TFS!

Beautiful projects! Love the bookmarks and tag and thank you for sharing how to make!

lovely mothers day projects wonderful

Both tutorials are great, but my favorite is Maria's bookmark because it opens to reveal a message inside, very cool. I'll be making the bookmarks for Mothers Day!

ooooooh! Prettiest tags EVER! Thank you for sharing. I know what to do for my Mom now! :)

Beautiful tags! I love the tutorials. Thanks for the chance to win. You can never have enough Graphic 45.

Outstandingly beautiful ideas for MOM's Day!!

I am in tag making tutorial G45 heaven! Thank you! Thank you! All so beautiful!!!

These tags just make me happy. The patterns and colors just make you smile. I'm going to make some and showcase them in my craft room for inspiration.

I love all these tags and all your Tutorials!

I am mystified on how you come up with such beautiful designs and papers! But so inspired and grateful to use them in my simple scrapbooking.

these are so lovely! It will definitely be used for several occasions! TFS!

Just beautiful.

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