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[Video Tutorials] Quick & Easy Holiday Tags

Posted by Graphic 45 12/14/2018 15 Comment(s) Tutorials,Videos,Tags,#G45Tips,

 

Hello, G45ers!

 Welcome to the Graphic 45 blog!  Today, we are spreading the holiday cheer with two tag tutorial videos, and the announcement of our weekly blog contest winner!  These tag tutorials are inspired by our #G45Tag - December Challenge, and both by Brand Ambassador, Kasia Bogatko.  These tags are perfect for the upcoming holidays, so pull out your Christmas Magic, Twelve Days of Christmas, and Artist Trading Tags and let's have some fun!

 

Quick & Easy Christmas tags

By Kasia Bogatko


 

“Hello!

I know how difficult it is to find time in this pre-Christmas time. For me, it is very important that each gift I give has something special. I really like to add something even to the simplest bag or package. Such tags are very easy to make, and certainly whoever gets such a decorated gift will be very happy. In this way, you give something special and unique.

 

My first proposition is ten-minute tags. Believe me, it will take you the most time to choose papers, measure them and cut them out. The tags are simple and effective, you can quickly perform them among other holiday duties. As a base, I used Regular Tags - Kraft. The papers are Christmas Magic - 12x12 Patterns & Solids and a beautiful page with notes from the Twelve Days of Christmas. The whole was complemented by beautiful chipboards from both collections.





 

I like to use natural elements in my projects, and Christmas works are perfect for that. Here I reached for the reindeer moss. It has great properties - it is always fresh and soft, it will not dry out and it will not crumble, you do not have to be afraid.



 

To make the tags more winter and snowy, fit the holiday climate - I used a white gesso. It should be applied with a dry brush, taking a very small amount. We only want to slightly emphasize our project, do not paint it.



I made a video especially for you, where you will see step by step how I prepared these tags. I hope that it will be an inspiration for you.

 

Shabby Chic Tag Video Tutorial:

 


 

Ten-minute Christmas tags with Graphic 45 - by Kasia Bogatko

 

Another proposal is for even more busy people - five-minute tags! :) This time I used tiny Artist Trading Tags - Kraft as a base. They are perfect for small, cute gift pendants. You can also prepare decorations for a Christmas tree in this way. Use your imagination. Christmas collections from Graphic 45 are full of beautiful die-cuts and chipboards that will work perfectly here.



Also in this case, I put on natural add-ons, not only the reindeer moss, but also a curly moss. You may as well use tiny twigs, tangled strings or threads, gauze. Remember also about the delicate "snowing" it with gesso. I really like white splashing, that's why I added them here. Use a white acrylic ink or diluted white paint and a small brush - you will get beautiful, small dots, like snowflakes.





Also here I have a very short video for you.


 

Quick & Easy Tag Video Tutorial:

Five-minute Christmas tags with Graphic 45 - by Kasia Bogatko

 

In this pre-Christmas mess, try to sit for a moment and break away from home duties. For sure, such a short moment at the desk will relax you, let you tear your thoughts away from nervous bustle, and at the same time you will enrich yourself with beautiful gift tags! :)” ~Kasia



 

Graphic 45 Supplies:

Christmas Magic Chipboard

Christmas Magic Patterns & Solids Pad

Twelve Days of Christmas—Deluxe Collectors Edition

 

Artist Trading Tags–Kraft

Regular Tags—Kraft

 

 




 

 

Princess Package

Weekly Blog Contest

This week’s prize package included a Princess package, a $65+ value.  


The winner is.... Alicia Pena-Swart!

 

This is what Alicia had to say on our Facebook page: “ I love the colors!!! With three granddaughters-princesses born this year, this prize will be an added welcome for the scrapbook albums I am making of the first year of their lives. Fell in love with Graphic 45 when I tried their line By the Sea. Bought their entire block of papers, and embellishment. I Did my cruise with it. Lovely scrapbook album EVER!!!”

 

We want to thank all of you for leaving so many wonderful and kind comments on social media this week, you make our community shine!  Alicia, please email info@g45papers.com to claim your prize package.

 

Simply amazing!  Big thanks to Kasia for sharing these tags and tutorials on our blog today.  We hope you have been inspired to share a little handmade love this holiday season.  Have a wonderful weekend, and as always... 

 

Happy Papercrafting!

15 Comment(s)

Ellen Haydon:
12/14/2018, 12:09:58 PM
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These are great tags. I love making them. Thank you for sharing us.

Jill McAuley:
12/14/2018, 12:15:31 PM
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Great dimension added with the trees and moss...bought some purple reindeer moss on clearance after Halloween at Michaels and will use this idea...maybe pair with Fairy Dust line for Spring?

Sharon Gullikson:
12/14/2018, 12:17:03 PM
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The bits of greenery are WONDERFUL on the tags. They go so well with the papers!

Traci:
12/14/2018, 12:29:02 PM
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Really cute love all the botanical twigs and greenery-very festive

Regina Harrison:
12/14/2018, 12:32:03 PM
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Really cute little tags.

Jan D., FL:
12/14/2018, 12:34:33 PM
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Loved both videos. Great fun.

Jean Marmo:
12/14/2018, 12:34:37 PM
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THese are simply delightful! So many details and layers!

Teresa Trump:
12/14/2018, 12:45:12 PM
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These tags are lovely and look fairly simple. Great idea. I like the reindeer moss since it will always be soft.

Martie Rollin:
12/14/2018, 01:20:31 PM
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I have so enjoyed this blog entry...wonderful tag ideas! Thanks!

Diane Fountain:
12/14/2018, 02:39:56 PM
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These are really cute! I’m going to try this!

She Fowl:
12/14/2018, 03:30:28 PM
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Great tags. Thanks Kasia.

Anne McIntosh:
12/14/2018, 04:00:34 PM
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You artists are speedily swinging my opinion of tags to extremely positive. I haven't seen many tags I liked in the past, but so far this month, I am blown away. Keep it up!

Susan Ashby:
12/15/2018, 03:08:00 AM
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Love the tags. I like the variety of tags you provide for your paper. I’ve made several of your tags and cards you have provided. Buy as of this morning I’m finished with making Christmas. Tomorrow I start sorting and putting all my craft back in its place. Then, I do a couple mixed media projects! Thanks for making Christmas special this year.

Dorothy McCarthy:
12/15/2018, 06:07:09 AM, handmadebydorothy.blogdpot.com
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I would be so happy to get a tag like these!! Gorgeous!!

Glenda Buster:
12/15/2018, 09:30:38 PM
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Love these tags!

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