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#G45Tag - Magical Kewpie Tags

Posted by Graphic 45 12/19/2018 18 Comment(s) Videos,Tags,

Hello, G45ers!

Tis the Season for handmade gifts and magical surprises and today's blog features both!  We have Magical Kewpie Tags for our #G45Tag - December Challenge to share with you, along with excellent papercrafting tips all by, Brand Ambassador Katie Z.  These tags highlight our Staples Tags and Christmas Magic paper collection and really make our products shine!  


#G45Tag - Kewpie Magic Tags

By Katie Z


“I’d have to say Kewpie dolls are really cute! So cute that I decided to try to come up with something interesting about these adorable dolls for this season. Kewpie Post is what came to my mind, but I wonder how this can be done. It took me close to 2 weeks to figure out how to come up with something that’s “doable” and able to gift away. Still much in love with flying suitcases, and I decided to have ideas combined together and here’s what I’ve come up with…




These flying matchboxes are “removed” from the tags itself, with these Kewpie dolls as flying postdolls to send gifts!


Tip: To make matchboxes “removable” from the tag itself, I’ve used magnets beneath the graphic of the tag as well as the base of the matchbox.


Notice how these little Santa's helpers are getting involved here? And Yes! They are “removable” as well!


Pretty much, I’ve used quite a number of magnets for this project. Well, I’ve made a very short video on how this whole tag works.


Video Tour:


Tis the Season - Kewpie Post Tags by Katie Z for Graphic 45




That’s all the little Santa's helpers coming out from the matchboxes!


Tip: Glossy accent the fussy cuts to ensure durability. Magnets have been placed behind to make it attached to the box as well as onto the tags.



I’ve also attached a jingle bell within. As you pull the drawer, you will get to hear the bell jingles.



There’s where all the little Santa's helpers heading back to their matchboxes!


Tip: Make your very own tassles with metallic crochet yarns to match your design, which is cheaper and more fun!



Last but not least, to keep it simple just a plain little ephemera attachment on the back where I can pen some messages down. I’ve yet to think what I should gift within the small matchboxes, surely there’d be something I can get which I think I’ll be doing some last minute shopping really soon!” ~Katie Z


Graphic 45 Supplies:

Christmas Magic 12x12 Collection Pack

Christmas Magic Patterns & Solids Pad

Christmas Magic 8x8 Paper Pad

Christmas Magic Ephemera Cards

Antique Brass Stamped Metal Brads

Clearsnap Decades Dye Pad Venetian Lace

Regular Tag & Gears Dies

Square Tag & Clock Dies

Regular Tags—Ivory



Other Supplies:

  • Golden metallic dollies
  • Matchbox bigz die
  • Holiday greens fancy label and frames dies
  • Metallic gold cardstock
  • Yellow dotted cardstock
  • Paper and artificial florals
  • Organza ribbon
  • Strong thin magnets


Wowzers!  Let's give Katie a round of applause for these cute tags!  We hope you have been encouraged to pull out your papers and a few magnets and try a few new tricks, and when you do, please share your work with us on our Graphic 45 - Official Community Page on Facebook.  We wish you a creative and happy holiday season!  

Happy Papercrafting!

18 Comment(s)

Sharon Gullikson:
12/19/2018, 04:37:59 PM

The tassels are such a cute touch. I just love these tags. I'm going to look at them again, and watch the video. I just love this collection so much, I can't get enough of it!

Kirsty Vittetoe:

Love these, they ares awesome.

Carol G.:
12/19/2018, 04:50:01 PM

These are gorgeous! So beautiful! What a great idea to make it with a removable tag!

Kate LeBlanc:
12/19/2018, 05:28:04 PM

The tags are so much fun and then to add the magnets - Wow! How about a small ticket for hugs to go inside the box? Thank you Katie and G45 for the wonderful inspiration!

12/19/2018, 05:44:29 PM

How very darling!! I have a cupie doll and think they are just so sweet.

Jane Smith:
12/19/2018, 06:17:05 PM

These are cute and not limited to one type of paper

Martie Rollin:
12/19/2018, 06:17:07 PM

Love the addition of the handmade tassels! Really is an elegant element on this project. Loved your choice of music on the video...very pleasant!

12/19/2018, 06:24:47 PM

these are too cute. I love this collection-the kewpie dolls are so adorable.

Brian Poteraj:
12/19/2018, 07:12:18 PM

I like the kewpie dolls for Christmas. I am going to try to find the matchbook die so I can make some. Thanks.

Sue D:
12/19/2018, 08:00:17 PM

So cute. I like the addition of the tassels and jingle bells.

Margaret R:
12/19/2018, 10:44:19 PM

These little kewpies are soon adorable! Using magnets is a really great idea.

Carla Hundley:
12/20/2018, 12:03:31 AM

Darling and love the Kewpies! Carla from Utah

Dorothy McCarthy:
12/20/2018, 05:17:36 AM,

So adorable!!!

Debbie Siddle:
12/20/2018, 07:18:51 AM

Loving the flowers and tassels on these x

Rebecca Rosas:
12/20/2018, 08:10:36 AM

These are brilliant!

Diane Shull:
12/20/2018, 10:07:27 AM,

Adorable Kiddos and Beautiful foliage make these lovely Christmas tags. Love those sparkling tassels too. Thank you for sharing your talent Katie.

Glenda Buster:
12/20/2018, 08:09:38 PM

Thank you for these fantastic creative tips! The kewpie tags are awesome! Love the handmade tassel tips. It makes them very affordable embellishments.

Diane Shull:
12/27/2018, 10:58:01 AM,

These are absolutely adorable. What a clever design.

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