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Tag Set with Paper Stitching Tutorial

Posted by Graphic 45 09/02/2020 3 Comment(s) Mini Albums,Tutorials,Videos,Tags,

Hello G45ers!  

  Learn a new #G45Technique with us today.  Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador, Carla La Vera is teaching us how to add special and unique details to our paper projects, including how to stitch paper using cord or waxed twine.  Carla showcases this technique on a beautiful Safari Adventure Tags Set.  Be sure to watch the Video Tutorial and jot down your favorite tips shared below, and don't forget to leave your love in the comments below.  


Safari Adventure Tags

With Paper Stitching Tutorial

By Carla La Vera 


Hello G45ers!  

My assignment for this month is to share some new techniques, and, my first reaction…”OMG, what I’m going to do?”, I felt like it could be a hard job because I wanted to share something special but, finally, I became inspired by this amazing collection “Safari Adventure” and more than a project, I want to share how to add some smaller details to your album, card, travel journal, etc. 

I added to these tags some cross stitches and gave them an ethnic touch and they became something unique.

In the video, you may see how to do each one and you will be able to add it to your projects.


Adding Special and Unique Details...


Video Tutorial:

Paper Stitching with Cord Tutorial by Carla La Vera for Graphic 45


Tip: Study the thematic of your project, in this case, papers, and add little details related to this theme.  The result will be great.



Tip: Apply simple embroidery stitches to your pieces and you will achieve a special effect and make your projects something unique.




Tip: If you are making a project with many pages or sections, add the same kind of details and it will help to integrate your pages.




Tip: Play with helm cords, thin rope, inclusive you may use a piece of leather too, all these products could be a great accessory to your projects.




Tip: There is another way to decorate your chipboard tags. You don't always have to add a ribbon.


I did these 3 large tags with Safari Adventure only to showcase the details, the tutorial is about how to do these fun details,  but if you want to know what I used:


Graphic 45 Supply List:

Lush Landscape – Paper 12” x 12” – Graphic 45

Creatures Great and Small – Paper 12” x 12” – Graphic 45

Safari Adventure DCE leftovers (of my Travel Journal Project)

3 Large Tags - Graphic 45

Large Tag, ATC Tag, and Flower Dies


Other Supplies:

Thin Helm Cord

Thin Rope

Little Wood Embellishments.


Hope you enjoy adding these details to your projects and inspire you to find another way to decorate your pages, cards, etc.


Looking for more Safari Adventure Tutorials?


Travel Journal Tutorial



Wallet Accordion Mini Album Tutorial




Happy Papercrafting!  


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3 Comment(s)

09/02/2020, 01:07:59 PM

Is there a tutorial for the tags that Carla sewed on?

Carla La Vera:
09/06/2020, 02:45:53 PM

I'm sorry, I only teach on this tutorial how to give special touches to your projects. I would like to do it for my next project.

Martie Rollin:
09/02/2020, 01:41:41 PM

In addition to the stitching, I like those larger dangling beads...really nice embellishment on this project! Love all these ideas!

Carla La Vera:
09/06/2020, 02:46:54 PM

Thank you so much Martie!!

Ellen Haydon:
09/02/2020, 04:32:26 PM

This is a fun way to stitch our projects. I love the tutorial you shared for us. Thanks.

Carla La Vera:
09/06/2020, 02:47:48 PM

Thank you so much!!!

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