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#SimplyG45 Leaf Shaped Tags

Posted by Graphic 45 03/11/2019 54 Comment(s) Mixed Media,Tutorials,Tags,


Hello, G45ers!

 Today we are branching out and try a fun new idea, leaf-shaped tags!  Be-leaf us, you are going to fall for these colorful mixed media tags by Aleksandra Mihelič.  Aleksandra used Graphic 45's bright and bold nature collection, FlutterBefore we jump into this pile of fun, we have our Weekly Contest to announce!  


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This week’s prize package is a Club G45 Flutter Calendar Box & Notepad Kit, a $50+ value.  The winner will be announced on the blog Friday, March 15th, 2019.  



Flutter Quick and Easy Leaves Tags

By Aleksandra Mihelič


“Hello hello, dear G45’ers. :) It’s Aleksandra with you again. This time my task was to prepare for you a quick and easy project idea. And I came up with these beautiful, colorful Tags in the shape of Leaves, using gorgeous Graphic 45 “Flutter” collection. Believe me, when I say these ones are easy peasy because I made them with my left hand. Literally! No kidding! I hurt my right arm badly two weeks ago, it’s broken in the elbow and I have some damage in my wrist, so this time this job was perfect for me. :D I hope you’ll like my idea and my presentation to you!



I was thinking about what to prepare that it will be something fun and special, to show you, that also quick and small projects can be special. And I decided to make Tags in the shape of Leaves. Why should Tags always be of the same shape? You can use your imagination and have fun with the shapes of Tags also.



I decided to use for different colors for my leaves, to pair them with the little “critters” from the gorgeous “Flutter” collection.



#G45Tip: Why should Tags always be of the same shape? You can use your imagination and have fun with the shapes of Tags also. I made few of them in the shapes of Leaves, colored them with various colors and embellished them with cut-outs from the amazing “Flutter” collection.





Here’s the step-by-step process for you, so you can create along with me.



First I cut out different shapes of the leaves with my Cricut.



#G45Tip: If you are working with mixed media products on your base, make sure you cut two of them and glue them together to make them sturdier. They won’t warp when you’ll put water and colors on them.


Then prime them with clear or white gesso so they are ready for you to put some mediums and paints on them.


#G45Tip: If you want to achieve some extra interest add some texture paste through stencil on the surface of your project.



Then color you leaves with various colors. You can use sprays, acrylic colors, watercolors or any other paints you prefer.


#G45Tip: For added dimension you can also use some colored cheesecloth or some other type of fabric.



When you have everything cut-out, you started to “build” composition on your tags. You can use some 3D foam or cardboard to lift some elements higher than others or hide some of them partly beneath others.



I added some Mica flakes and glitters to make my Tags more interesting and sprinkled them with diluted white acrylic paint splatters.





Supply list for the Flutter Leaves Tags:

Flutter 12x12 Collection Pack

Flutter 8x8 Paper Pad

Flutter Ephemera Cards

Flutter Stickers



I Hope you liked my inspiration and my step-by-step tutorial. I wish you a nice and crafty day ahead and see you soon again.



Hugs, ~Aleksandra


So many great tips, tricks, and ideas!  Let's give Aleksandra a round of applause for these adorable tags.  We thank you as well for joining us today for your daily dose of inspiration.  We hope you have a beautiful and creative day! 


Happy Papercrafting!

54 Comment(s)

Kelly Kennedy:
03/12/2019, 11:28:07 AM

I love this Flutter Collection! It’s so versatile and colourful - right up my alley!

Diane Shull:
03/12/2019, 11:34:23 AM,

What a Beautiful idea. I love how the critters from the Flutter Collection coordinate with the colors and sentiments of your tags. Lovely display and so easy to create.

Diana Dillon:
03/12/2019, 11:55:53 AM

Aleksandra, first of all I wish you a full and speedy recovery. I know I could not do this well with my left hand. Your tags are beautiful. Thank you for sharing. Graphic 45 what a great prize package a calendar to complete now for a Christmas gift. Thank you for the chance to win.

Michele Taylor:
03/12/2019, 12:00:19 PM, Graphic45

I love them!

03/12/2019, 12:03:14 PM

Graphic 45 has such pretty lines. Love them.

Susie Doucet:
03/12/2019, 12:10:26 PM

Would love to win

Sharon L Gullikson:
03/12/2019, 12:11:15 PM

What a CUTE idea, why didn't I think of that?? THANKS

Margaret R:
03/12/2019, 12:21:51 PM

These tags are so much fun! i'm already thinking of the different shaped dies I can use to make some - leaves, of course, but also hearts, flowers, trees, birds - the possibilities are endless!

Brian Poteraj:
03/12/2019, 12:21:54 PM

I like the theme--leaves, natural, bugs, etc. They look great.

Paula R:
03/12/2019, 12:25:22 PM

What a clever idea! Using different shapes opens the door for so many possibilities. Thanks for sharing. Heal quickly.

Eleanor Williams:
03/12/2019, 12:50:51 PM

This is a wonderful project & I thank you for posting it. Leaves & leaf shapes are my absolute favorite. I do not have a circuit so will have to use my die cutting die & trace & hand cut. Will most definitely be doing this. Thank you!!!

Rebecca Rosas:
03/12/2019, 01:02:01 PM

Outstanding! No one would ever guess that these were made with someone's non-dominant hand!

Pat Smith:
03/13/2019, 12:24:54 PM

Love the Flutter collection!I see so many ideas to use with it.

Bev Drake:
03/12/2019, 01:26:15 PM

Great idea for tags & many other possibile shapes could be used too. Well done Aleksandra & no way I could do that with my other hand. Flutter is such a gorgeous collection & just love the calendar box & notepad prize.

Janice Adams:
03/12/2019, 01:57:52 PM

Great idea for tags !! They are gorgeous !

Áine O'Beirne:
03/12/2019, 02:04:53 PM

I just love these! I will one day use my g45 stash but I just look lovingly at them. I just might be tempted to do these though!

Jean Marmo:
03/12/2019, 02:08:52 PM

These are extremely creative!

Leah Matthews:
03/12/2019, 02:34:54 PM

Love the idea of an album made from leaf shaped tags! So clever!

Patty Blank:
03/12/2019, 03:18:06 PM

The more I see projects made with this Flutter collection, the more I want to work with it. Thanks to Aleksandra Mihelic and everyone else for the wonderful inspiration.

Shari Czerwinski:
03/12/2019, 03:48:18 PM

Thanks for showing us how to do this. Love the texture and colors!

Regina Harrison:
03/12/2019, 03:51:14 PM

These little tags are so cute. Get addition of all the little bugs.

Jean Evans:
03/12/2019, 04:21:23 PM

What a wonderful idea , so creative. Thank you for sharing your ideas and hints, I look forward to trying them out xx Flutter collection looks beautiful .

Lynn Harrell:
03/12/2019, 05:20:10 PM

Terrific project. I am definitely digging out my supplies and giving this a try. Thanks so much for sharing.

Lyla Mcdaniel:
03/12/2019, 05:53:31 PM

Appreciate you sharing a great way of doing tags. Thank you Aleksandra.

Nancy Young:
03/12/2019, 07:25:51 PM

Such a gorgeous collection!

Vanessa LeClear:
03/12/2019, 08:23:23 PM

So sorry about your arm, Aleksandra, but you did a great job with these tags! Very pretty!

Megha Thakar:
03/12/2019, 09:21:46 PM

Extremely beautiful idea.. I just love love love each and every paper collection of G45 .. amazing and beautiful designs..❤️

Deborah Anderson-Clarke:
03/12/2019, 10:38:07 PM

Really creative idea that can be utilized in so many variations. Also the layers are a great use of those scraps that we can never part with when using Graphic 45's gorgeous papers.

Jane Dunlap:
03/12/2019, 10:59:17 PM

Aleksandra, these are gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing. I hope you heal quickly! I have experience with a broken arm and then having to have surgery on it, so it was "out of order" for a while. Just remember that when it is healed, continue to take it easy as you regain strength in your arm. With your determination to make these tags, I'm sure you'll get the strength back quickly! Keep it up, rest when you need to (even pain from an injured arm can use extra energy), and stay creative!

03/12/2019, 11:27:31 PM

I love this Project! Spring has coming!

Ann Sutter:
03/13/2019, 12:12:00 AM

These are really beautiful. You did a wonderful job that's inspiring me!

Anne Brown:
03/13/2019, 01:51:25 AM

What a cool.odea! I have made tags in different shapes before but never thought of leaves! I need to try this!

Sylvia Pelekane:
03/13/2019, 05:07:41 AM

Great idea to think out of the box regarding tag shapes. Color palette, layer possibilities, embellishments all provide creative motivation and use of various mediums. I found this tutorial to be informative and useful. Thank you, Sylvia Pelekane

Dorothy McCarthy:
03/13/2019, 06:56:11 AM,

I just love this idea! Thanks for sharing!

Nidia Ponte:
03/13/2019, 08:13:38 AM,

Love the ideia, ready to try it.

Jean K:
03/13/2019, 08:30:13 AM

So sorry to hear of your accident. I hope it heals fast. What a great job on the leaves! They are beautiful!! I must try them. The Flutter collection is off the charts beautiful. I need to get some now!

Anne Schilling:
03/13/2019, 08:41:05 AM

“Unbeleafable” how pretty these are! This may be my first “branching” out to try some multimedia. Something to “treesure” for sure! Heal quickly that sounds pretty serious of an injury ❤️

Susie Doucet:
03/13/2019, 10:34:53 AM

Love it!

Sandra Featherston:
03/13/2019, 10:35:56 AM

I love the creativity shown here. The colors are gorgeous!

She Fowl:
03/13/2019, 12:08:21 PM

Love the tags...what a great addition to a nature album. Very creative.

Anita Millar:
03/13/2019, 02:40:02 PM

I love this idea. I just ordered the Flutter collection yesterday. Can't wait to get it and get started!

Mary Michaud:
03/13/2019, 03:21:47 PM

All of the collections are beautiful. I have so many bits and pcs left, a new kit would be fab.

Glenda Buster:
03/13/2019, 05:36:28 PM

Love these leaf

Kitty Tatman:
03/13/2019, 07:06:13 PM

Oohh i'm in love with the dragonfly leaf!

Kirsty Vittetoe:
03/13/2019, 07:17:33 PM

Wow love these projects - the colors and designs are so inspirational !

Reva Petersen:
03/13/2019, 07:21:08 PM

Tags in the shape of leaves is so so so clever. Why can't I be clever like that? Great job!

Paulette Hummer:
03/13/2019, 07:30:49 PM

I’ve never been a big fan of butterflies, but when the Flutter series came out, I had to have them. Would love to win more of this fabulous paper from Graphic 45!

Helen Whaley:
03/13/2019, 08:53:03 PM

What an exciting new way to make these! I’m eager to give them a try, although I don’t know if I could do as great a job with my dominant hand as you have with your left. Get better soon!

Janet Mustachio:
03/13/2019, 08:57:56 PM

These tags are gorgeous! Can’t wait to try!

Melanie Hermans:
03/13/2019, 11:08:51 PM

These are so cute! Thank you Aleksandra

Kate LeBlanc:
03/14/2019, 08:20:57 AM

I really enjoyed the beautiful leaves, it is as if they have their own little bit of magic. I found the tutorial very helpful and plan on using the tips on other projects. Great Giveaway this week G45!

Debra Stewart:
03/14/2019, 11:36:35 AM

I love the leaf tags. Beautiful way to showcase the flutter collection.

Corrine Hall:
03/14/2019, 02:31:06 PM

These are very cute

03/19/2019, 03:06:24 PM,

What fun! I'll have to try these soon. I Love the Flutter papers; they would be perfect for leaf tags!

03/20/2019, 03:00:56 PM

I love the Flutter collection! Everything turned out so pretty! Love, love the tags!

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