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[Video Tutorial] Elegant Tags & Album

Posted by Graphic 45 01/25/2019 19 Comment(s) Mini Albums,Home Decor,Tutorials,Videos,Tags,


Hello, G45ers!

  Happy Friday crafty friends!  Today we have not one, but two tutorials to share with you both by All-Star Brand Ambassador, Sandi Nagel.  First up, we have an Elegant Tag Tutorial using our A Ladies’ Diary - Deluxe Collector’s Edition and Metal Die.  In this tutorial, Sandi shares great tips on how to maximize those dies.  Following this tutorial we have an extra special Princess Box & Album Tutorial!  So grab some paper and scissors and let's have some fun!  


Graphic 45 Elegant Tags Tutorial

By Sandi Nagel


“Hello, G45ers!

Hi friends! In today’s tutorial, I’m going to show you how you can create a beautiful and elegant scrapbook, gift or decorative tags using metal dies, paper, and embellishments by Graphic 45.


We’ll be using the clock die from the Graphic 45 Square Tag and Clock Die-set, and the tag metal-die from the Graphic 45 Regular Tag and Gears Die-Set.



Our tag inserts are made from the Graphic 45 A Ladies’ Diary Deluxe Collection, coordinating card stock for our frame and a Graphic 45 Regular Tag in Ivory.

We die-cut 2 coordinating inserts and trim the tops off at 2″.

We trim our frame die-cut to about half, then snip off any extra flourishes that may show after our inserts are glued down.

We then glue our topper right along the edge of our tag.  This will give it that tiara effect.

Then we can glue down our coordinating inserts.

Now we are ready to embellish our tags. We use our chipboard pieces from the Graphic 45 Ladies’ Diary Deluxe Collection and we use the Clearsnap Graphic 45 Antiquing Dye Ink, in Dark Cashmere, to ink around the edges.

Glue down your chipboard frame and use pop-dots to add dimension to your insert.

We’re going to make a flower pot using one of the Graphic 45 Antique Brass Door Pulls.


Tip:  I’ve found that the Artist Glitter Glue works the best for adhering metal to paper.  If you use a hot-glue gun for this part, you run the risk of your metal piece eventually falling off.



Last, we add our flower embellishments from the Graphic 45 Rose Bouquet Collection, and we are done.


The Finished Tags

Here’s a couple of pictures that show you all the details.


The Tutorial

I’ve put together a quick and easy to follow video tutorial for you, where you can view the entire process.  I hope that this inspires you and gives you some ideas for your own Graphic 45 projects.  Thank you for visiting. Happy Paper Crafting!” ~Sandi



Elegant Tag Tutorial for Graphic 45 by Sandi Nagel


Supply List:


Graphic 45


Other Supplies

  • Rose gold Cardstock

  • Paper Trimmer

  • Die-cutting machine

  • Wet Glue

  • Hot glue gun

  • Sponge Daubers for stamping


Graphic 45 Princess Mini Album in a Box

Princess Box & Mini Album

By Sandi Nagel


 We recently had the pleasure of meeting Sandi Nagel in person at Creativation 2019.  She is just as sweet and wonderful in person, and too kind by gifting us this beautiful Princess Box and Mini Album. While Sandi was in the Graphic 45 booth we took the opportunity to do a Facebook Live video where she walks us through each of her projects.  During the video, she promised us a video tutorial for the album, and I am excited to deliver those tutorial videos below.


See Sandi's full Matchbook Box post here... 

See Sandi’s full Mini Album post here…


Facebook Live Video Tour with Sandi Nagel




Graphic 45 Princess Collection Altered MatchBook Box Tutorial



Graphic 45 Princess Mini Album in a Box Tutorial Part One




Graphic 45 Princess Mini Album in a Box Tutorial Part Two


We hope you are feeling the inspiration after those amazing tutorials.  Big thanks to Sandi for creating these videos and sharing her tips and tricks.  Please leave your love in the comments below.   We hope you have a wonderful and creative weekend and as always... 


Happy Papercrafting!

19 Comment(s)

Gayle M Hocking:
01/25/2019, 12:05:51 PM

So elegant!! LOVE these beautiful creations.

Vanessa LeClear:
01/25/2019, 12:09:07 PM

Beautiful projects!

Rachel Jolley:
01/25/2019, 12:13:47 PM

Absolutely beautiful tags, adore them! Tfs

She Fowl:
01/25/2019, 12:37:29 PM

For the tag dies for Christmas. Thanks for the inspiration, Sandi. Love, love, love the tags and the album is beautiful.

Amy Green:
01/25/2019, 12:53:29 PM

Sandi makes some of the best projects. I love the album in the box, and those tags are spectacular! Very inspiring!

Julie W:
01/25/2019, 01:39:23 PM

Unique tag ideas! Love using the clock Die for a tiara effect, and the drawer pull as a flower pot! Beautiful...

Jan D., FL:
01/25/2019, 01:53:24 PM

The projects are so amazing and I loved the videos. I plan to watch them again. Thanks so much.

Carol G.:
01/25/2019, 01:56:37 PM

Sandi these projects are beautiful! I don’t have A Ladies’ Diary collection but this definitely inspires me with the other Graphic 45 collections that I do have! Gorgeous! Thank you!

Ellen Haydon:
01/25/2019, 02:22:39 PM

Oh how I love these beautiful projects. I have bought and used all of the dies and they make so many of my "must haves". I really hope you all will make some more. The Princess Collections are out of this world. Thank you Sandi and all of the G45 group that make so many wonderful projects.

donnasue jacobi:
01/25/2019, 02:56:02 PM

beautiful tag, can't wait to try this out. thanks

Sue D:
01/25/2019, 03:51:24 PM

So pretty and elegant--thanks for the tutorial.

Martie Rollin:
01/25/2019, 05:47:47 PM

Today I have learned some new tips and tricks...thanks, Sandi and G45!

Kathleen E Capachione:
01/25/2019, 09:32:26 PM

Absolutely beautiful. Great projects. Thank you!

Sue MacFall:
01/26/2019, 04:31:41 AM

These 2 projects are so pretty and I love them both

Gillian I Brown:
01/26/2019, 09:15:37 AM,

Absolutely gorgeous projects, thanks for sharing.

Teresa Trump:
01/26/2019, 10:16:57 AM

Absolutely beautiful tags, box and album. Such beautiful work and great products.

Anne McIntosh:
01/28/2019, 08:12:42 AM

Sandi strikes again! What beautiful projects using one of my old favorites and what will be one of my new favorites! Glorious!

Brian Poteraj:
01/28/2019, 09:04:11 AM

I like the black mixed in with the other colors. It looks great.

Melanie Hermans:
01/30/2019, 09:34:51 AM

You're so creative Sandi! Thank you for sharing all your projects.

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