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Fruit & Flora Decorative Tags

Posted by Graphic 45 01/31/2020 13 Comment(s) Tags,

Hello G45ers!

  Life is Sweet here on the Graphic 45 blog!  Today, Brand Ambassador, Sandi Nagel walks us through the process of putting together these divine Fruit & Flora Tags.  Sandi shares great die cutting tips and showcases how to use G45 Decorative Hardware to take your projects to the next level.  Enjoy these tags and be sure to leave your tips and love in the comments below.  


Fruit and Flora Tags

By Sandi Nagel


“Hello, fellow paper crafters! Today I’m sharing a couple of Graphic 45 decorative tags, featuring the Fruit and Flora paper collection.


The tags were super easy to make! I decided to use both the Graphic 45 Large Tag and Square Tag in black.  I die-cut the inserts with the Graphic 45 Large Tag and Square Tag dies.



For the larger tag, I used a set of Spellbinders dies from my stash to frame the beautiful Life is Sweet sentiment that you see in the center.  I trimmed a sentiment strip from the Fruit and Flora paper collection and glued it over the purple insert. I also trimmed a couple of apple pictures from the collection and used the black 3D foam squares that you can get from Graphic 45.



To add dimension to the Life is Sweet framed sentiment, I used scrap pieces from my Graphic 45 Chipboard (in black), back to back until I reached the desired height.



I used the Graphic 45 Leaves dies to die-cut the embellishment leaves and the Graphic 45 Rose Bouquet for the flowers.


Tip: For a sturdy decorative piece, I like to die-cut several pieces of the same shape and then glue them back to back.   If you look closely, you will notice that I’ve done this with the frames and the leaves. In this case I used black card stock, as it helps to add a shadow to these die-cut pieces.



I also used my Graphic 45 Clock Frame die to make a beautiful ornate topper for my decorative tags.



You’ll notice that I’ve done a bit of embossing on the square tag using my Graphic 45 cling stamps(coming March 2020).   I glued down a background metal piece from my stash, and right over it, I glued my Graphic 45 Brass Door Knocker.  Hanging from the door knocker are some Graphic 45 Brass Ornate Metal Keys, and I’ve added Graphic 45 Matte Pearl Gems in black to both tags.



I inked around the edges on the front using the Graphic 45 Clearsnap Decades ink in Photogenic.



Graphic 45 Supply List:

Matte Pearl Gems




Other Supplies

  • Paper Trimmer
  • Wet Adhesive
  • Hot Glue
  • Ink Daubers
  • Premade small bows
  • Die-cutting Machine
  • Strong Adhesive for metals
  • Embossing Ink
  • Gold Embossing Powder
  • Heating Tool



Happy Papercrafting!  



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13 Comment(s)

01/31/2020, 12:59:22 PM

Beautiful tags Sandi!

01/31/2020, 01:12:45 PM

Oh man!! I gave the clock part of that tag die away because I couldn't see me using it. Darn it!!

01/31/2020, 01:13:08 PM

Beautiful projects!!

Veronica Mercado:
01/31/2020, 01:22:37 PM

I've enjoyed your work for a long time. These tags are so beautiful and the Flora & Fauna collection is gorgeous!

Martie Rollin:
01/31/2020, 04:16:12 PM

I never would have thought to use metal pieces on tags...nice change that really adds drama! Well done!

Regina Harrison:
01/31/2020, 06:54:44 PM

These are so pretty. I really love the smaller square tag!

Lynda Caira:
01/31/2020, 07:24:24 PM

Just exquisite-I wish we could have a project like this in the G45 club!!

Diane Shull:
01/31/2020, 08:01:46 PM,

Gorgeous Shabby tags Sandi. I love all the little details you include. Thanks for the tip on stacking die cuts. I'll have to give that a try. Thanks for sharing.

Sharon Gullikson:
01/31/2020, 09:15:49 PM

I LOVE the lion, especially with the key in its mouth. What a great idea. Your tags are so detailed and beautiful...

Robin Withrow:
02/01/2020, 08:35:10 AM

Beautiful work, I love it all!

Susan Steele:
02/03/2020, 04:02:12 AM

Oh my Sandi ...these tags are simply gorgeous! Luv how you decorated every square inch of your tags with G45 details! Just Wow! Hugs, Suzy Q

02/03/2020, 12:19:50 PM

Just lovely Sandi

Bev Drake:
02/25/2020, 12:00:08 PM

Beautiful tags. Loved the tip about using several layers of black card stock when using the decorative dies. Thank You

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