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Christmas Magic Tag Album

Posted by Graphic 45 12/05/2018 31 Comment(s) Mini Albums,


Hello, G45ers!

  Welcome to a fun and festive edition of the Graphic 45 blog.  Today, Glenys Vidal shares a magical Tag Photo Album.  This album is filled with a dimensional fireplace, tags and more.  Be sure to follow along to see how Glenys created this masterpiece and try out one of her tips on your own project this holiday season.  


Christmas Magic Tag Photo Album

By Glenys Vidal


"Hello G45ers, I am so happy to be back today to share with you my Christmas album for this year using the new Christmas Magic collection. I love Christmas and this album is hands down one of my favorite albums I have created so far. As soon as I saw this collection I knew I wanted to make a dimensional album that will also serve as Christmas decor for my home.


I wanted my album to have lots of dimension and different textures not only on the cover but in the inside pages too. I constructed a window on the first page with a 3D winter scene. I love how beautiful this looks when displayed open.




I started by creating a shadow box on the left side of the album. I made this insert with chipboard and then I covered it with papers and fuzzy cut images from the collection.



I made a fireplace replica with chipboard, a stencil, and heavy gesso. I also used distress ink to achieve a realistic look.



And then the fun began – adding lots of fuzzy cut images and stickers from the collection.



The cover of the album is also very dimensional and has a lot of different layers made from papers, fuzzy cut images, flowers, stickers, and ribbon.



For the inside pages, I wanted lots of flaps and inserts for my Christmas photos.



I am so in love with all the papers from this collection. They coordinate beautifully to create stunning pages.



I knew that I was going to take lots of pictures during Christmas, so to add extra storage for those photos I used two Graphic 45 tags in each pocket of my album.



Tags are so easy and fun to make that in no time I had a stack of them ready to use!



#G45Tip: “Use Graphic 45 tag dies to make different size tags. This will add interest to your pages and function as extra storage for your photos.”



#G45Tip: ‘Use your ephemera 3x4 and 4x6 cards to decorate tags, pages and add journaling space to document your memories”



I added a policy envelope to keep mementos. I can also use it as extra storage for my photos.


To finish my Christmas Album I wanted to add a letter to Santa. For this insert, I used a stamp from my stash and cream colored cardstock.



I am hoping that you liked this project and get inspired to create your own. Happy holidays to you all!" ~Glenys




Graphic 45 Supplies:

Christmas Magic 12x12 Collection Pack

Christmas Magic Ephemera Cards

Christmas Magic Patterns & Solids Pad

Square Tags—Ivory



What a wonderful way to use our Christmas Magic collection and our Staples.  We want to thank Glenys for sharing her amazing talents with us.  We thank you as well for stopping by, sharing your projects on social media, and leaving your loving feedback!  


Happy Papercrafting

31 Comment(s)

Sharon Gullikson:
12/05/2018, 01:38:56 PM

WOW WOW WOW, I love how you made the fireplace, wreath, and the entire album. The tags are so cute--the cutest papers were used, so it makes sense :) LOVE this collection.

Vanessa LeClear:
12/05/2018, 01:51:22 PM

What a beautiful album! Thanks for the inspiration!

Corrine Hall:
12/05/2018, 02:59:58 PM

Love this album, especially the shadow box on the left. It is stunning

Brian Poteraj:
12/05/2018, 04:51:57 PM

You are giving me some good clues as to how to design an album--the ideas can be used for several different types of projects, but I'm going to make a Christmas album. Your use of things like wood and leaves is great. The papers are so rich and nice.

Kirsty Vittetoe:

I love this fabulous design. Wonderful project!

12/05/2018, 09:00:46 PM

I love the fireplace on this album! Fabulous!

Arianna Barbara:
12/05/2018, 10:45:33 PM

Wow!!! This album is really wonderful!!! Amazing project!!!

Melanie Hermans:
12/05/2018, 10:53:33 PM

Great album. I love the way you really make use of your own creation like the fireplace and make it look like its a part of the collection! Well done and thanks for sharing :)

Carla Hundley:
12/05/2018, 11:17:42 PM

This album looks full of magic and fun! Carla from Utah

Maryann Laursen:
12/06/2018, 02:03:15 AM

Fabulous and truly amazing album here today. I love it.

Katie Baird:
12/06/2018, 06:11:13 AM

This album is amazing! I love how you created the fireplace and scene inside a shadow box to insert into your album. I am going to give this a try! Thanks for the tips and wonderful inspiration!

Dorothy McCarthy:
12/06/2018, 06:22:33 AM,

I just love this!!! Thank you for sharing!!

Kate LeBlanc:
12/06/2018, 09:50:50 AM

What a beautiful and whimsical album! G45, you really did capture the love and magic in each Christmas. Christmas Magic is such an appropriate name for this collection!

12/06/2018, 10:13:25 AM

Wowie, this is so fun and beautiful. Love the little package and letters! So darling and realistic! Love the plaid bow, which goes so well with so many G45 papers.

12/06/2018, 11:15:24 AM

Awesome project and so festive. Amazing!

Sue MacFall:
12/06/2018, 12:02:12 PM

Beautiful. Thank you for all the tips and advice.

Cheryl Wells:
12/06/2018, 12:11:36 PM

Gorgeous - gorgeous - gorgeous!!!! I LOVE all the fussy-cutting - fabulous job!!!

Suzy Q:
12/06/2018, 12:18:06 PM

So so love this fireplace! What an idea ...very cute shadow box with the album. Thanks for your sharing!

Anne McIntosh:
12/06/2018, 12:41:11 PM

What a really cute idea! It looks like so much fun! Thanks for sharing with us!

Regina Harrison:
12/06/2018, 12:42:49 PM

This is a beautiful Christmas album. Thank you for showing us this amazing shadowbox idea. Really great work.

Martie Rollin:
12/06/2018, 12:47:30 PM

This festive projects really adds to the whimsy and creativeness of Christmas! LOVE every element you have used! Well done!

12/06/2018, 01:32:09 PM

So adorable- a lot of work into making it. What a great keepsake.

12/06/2018, 01:55:50 PM

You say you hope we like your project? Well, I love it! Well done.

Jan Kennedy:
12/06/2018, 02:35:35 PM

Such a fun album! I hope I'll have time to make something like it!

Beth M Beery:
12/06/2018, 03:14:01 PM

Creative and inspiring!! Thanks for sharing!!

Diane Fountain:
12/06/2018, 03:57:40 PM

I love the policy envelope idea!!!

She Fowl:
12/06/2018, 05:52:24 PM

Love the favorite the fireplace.

Bettina Kreuer:
12/07/2018, 12:52:21 AM

The 3D fireplace is adorable. Such a great idea. Thanks for sharing!

Glenda Buster:
12/13/2018, 07:59:12 PM


12/25/2018, 05:24:34 PM

Magnifique !!!!

Gerry Brow:
07/18/2019, 12:39:40 PM

Do you have a project sheet or video on this project. Its bsautiful. I have the paper but haven.t made an album yet. Thanks

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