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Interactive Keepsake Card Tutorial

Posted by Graphic 45 02/18/2019 24 Comment(s) Cards,Tutorials,


Hello, G45ers!

 Are you looking to take your cards to the next level?  Well, we have just the tutorial for you, an interactive card made with G45 tags.  This brilliant handmade card was created by Brand Ambassador from Australia, Joanne Bain.  Joanne shares step by step directions to her Princess card in a Snapguide tutorial below.  


Princess Keepsake Card

By Joanne Bain


“Hi G45ers!! Joanne here with you today to share a keepsake card I created using the gorgeous Princess Collection and some G45 Staples.


Last month I created a baby shower invitation with this collection so I thought why not continue on with the theme and create a baby girl keepsake card of it could also be used just as a fancy birthday card for a special little girl.



The front of the card was created with lots of fussy cut images from the paper which were layered to give lots of dimension. The base of the card was created using G45 tag staples which I have a how-to tutorial for you below.




Check out How to Create a Keepsake Card Base Only by Joanne Bain by Joanne Bain on Snapguide.

How to Create a Keepsake Card Base Only by Joanne Bain



As you can see there are lots of layers.



To the top of the front and inside front of the card I added G45 Door Pulls, I think they added that little extra bit of bling to make the card a bit more special.


G45 Tip: Add G45 Door Pulls to the top of larger tags to give them that extra bit of bling!


The inside of the card features on the left side a small ATC envelope covered with Princess papers. The top was cut off of the envelope to allow for a gift card to be placed inside.



While on the right side of the card it features a smaller tag that can be pulled out and gives a place to write your sweet message. Because it has a front and back it allows space for maybe a photo.



Graphic 45 Supplies: 

Princess Ephemera Cards

Princess Chipboard

Princess 12x12 Patterns & Solids Pad

Princess 12x12 Collection Pack


Square Tags—Ivory

Antique Brass Door Pulls



I hope I have inspired you to give this a try, not only with this G45 collection but any of them as they would all work perfectly for it.”




What a great way to start the week!  Big thanks to Joanne for sharing this fun-filled card, and to you for joining us on the blog.  We hope you have been inspired to try this tutorial out.  We wish you a fabulous week, and as always... 


Happy Papercrafting!

24 Comment(s)

02/18/2019, 12:07:27 PM

Joanne has the pretties projects-her fussy cutting is amazing. She goes over and above on her creations.

Sandra Rice:
02/18/2019, 12:18:35 PM

AMAZING fussy cutting!

Bev Drake:
02/18/2019, 12:19:53 PM

Excellent tutorial & great idea for using the tags. Love Joanne’s fussycutting which makes these papers really pop!

Martie Rollin:
02/18/2019, 01:12:36 PM

Clever thinking! I never would have thought to use Tags like this. Well done!

Ellen Haydon:
02/18/2019, 01:49:11 PM

How cute is this! It is so simple to do and want any little or big girl to receive on her special day.

Sue D:
02/18/2019, 01:57:12 PM

So pretty. I like the princess theme.

lynn harrell:
02/18/2019, 02:33:28 PM

Gorgeous project. Great use of leftover materials.

Kay Lusnak:
02/18/2019, 02:57:42 PM

Inspirational and so pretty! I’m going to give it a try!

She Fowl:
02/18/2019, 03:20:55 PM

Love using the tags and thanks for the tutorial. Tags are great.

Regina Harrison:
02/18/2019, 03:25:03 PM

This card is so pretty. I love the idea of using the tags.

Robbie Cornell:
02/18/2019, 03:28:32 PM

Big impact from a little project. In the hands of the right person the papers can do almost all the work.

Kirsty Vittetoe:

Lovely project, and this collection is so darling!

Sandra Featherston:
02/18/2019, 06:44:49 PM

Gorgeous! I love the Graphic 45 paper and your talent.

Diane Fountain:
02/18/2019, 08:11:25 PM

What gorgeous tags!!! I love this collection, I’m currently working on my scrapbook with this collection!!! These would be an excellent addition to my scrapbook and take it to the next level!!!

Carla Hundley:
02/18/2019, 09:02:50 PM

Looks amazing! Carla from Utah

Dorothy McCarthy:
02/19/2019, 06:24:06 AM,

What a beautiful card!! Thank you for sharing!

Debbie Siddle:
02/19/2019, 06:57:29 AM

So pretty. What a lovely idea x

02/19/2019, 07:07:40 AM

Simply magnificent!

02/19/2019, 12:45:30 PM

Love to make interactive cards. The recipient has fun playing with the card and I enjoy putting them together. thanks for sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kate LeBlanc:
02/19/2019, 12:53:06 PM

Such a beautiful card and thank you Joanne for the wonderful tutorial. Great way to start off the week.

Margaret R:
02/19/2019, 02:10:29 PM

So pretty! And I really appreciate the tutorial and the tips!

Stephanie Cook:
02/19/2019, 03:26:39 PM

Oh, I love this paper! What a beautiful idea using the tags.

Vanessa LeClear:
02/19/2019, 05:09:06 PM


Glenda Buster:
02/28/2019, 10:35:02 PM

Awesome card!!

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