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[Video Tutorial] How to Shabby Chic Paper Projects

Posted by Graphic 45 12/28/2018 17 Comment(s) Tutorials,Videos,#SimplyG45,Tags,


Hello, G45ers!

 Welcome crafty friends!  Today we have a quick and easy #SimplyG45 'How to Shabby Chic' video tutorial from the master of Shabby Chic herself, Sandi Nagel.  This #G45VideoTutorial will make all your die-cuts, handmade flowers, and scrapbook embellishments really pop!  So grab your Garden Goddess papers (or any other pastel collection) and your metal dies(Large Tag, ATC Tag, Flower Dies used here) and let's have some creative fun!  



Shabby Chic Flower & Tag Tutorial

By Sandi Nagel

Hello, G45ers!

How to Shabby Chic your Graphic 45 Paper Die-cuts

Today I'm going to share with you how to shabby chic your Graphic 45 flower die-cuts.



Currently, I'm working on a shabby chic project, using my papers from Graphic 45. 

I wanted to make my project in a shabby chic style so I went through my Graphic 45 paper pads; and I came across my 12x12 Cafe Parisian patterns and solids.   I pulled out the dotted beige sheet to die-cut some flowers, using the Graphic 45 Large Tag, ATC Tag and Flowers die-set.

Once I had glued my flowers, I pulled out regular white color craft paint and dry-brushed the edges of each flower for that shabby chic effect.


I was so pleased with the results that I applied the same principle to my Graphic 45 Rose Bouquet flowers.


The Tutorial

I've put together this quick and easy to follow video tutorial, explaining the process on how you can shabby up your Graphic 45 die-cut flowers. Enjoy the video and Happy Paper Crafting!" ~Sandi



#G45Tip How To Shabby Chic Graphic 45 by Sandi Nagel
45 Featuring Metal Dies



Supply List

Rose Bouquet Collection—Classic Ivory & Natural Linen



Graphic 45


Other Supplies

  • Die-cutting Machine

  • White craft paint

  • brush or sponge



Now let's check out this tutorial put into action on this beautiful
Garden Goddess tag by Sandi. 



Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Tag Tutorial

By Sandi Nagel


I'm sharing my Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Tag process.  For this tag, I’m using the Graphic 45 Garden Goddess 8x8 Paper Pad, a tag from the Regular Tag Album, dies and flower embellishments by Graphic 45.  I also use trims from my stash to add to that Shabby Chic effect.

As you can see, I’ve already laid down the base for our shabby chic tag. I’m using the Regular Tag and Gears die-set to die-cut the insert. I also die-cut a smaller insert using the ATC Tag die from the Graphic 45 Large Tag, ATC Tag and Flowers die-set.



With the use of white craft paint and a foam applicator, I’ve applied a dry-brushing technique around the edges of my paper and flower embellishments.



I then apply foam squares to the top of the back of the sunflower fairy ephemera card for some dimension.


Next, I hot glue a strip of gauze to shabby up the bottom corner.


To balance the shabby with the elegant, I hot glue a beaded trim on top of the gauze piece.



I then add some flourish and leaf embellishments for the backdrop to my flowers.



I hot glue a waterfall of flowers to the bottom and right to balance the ephemera piece on the top left of my tag.



Lastly, I add a Sentiment from my stash.



The Video

I've put together this quick and easy to follow video tutorial.  I hope that it inspires you to create your own shabby chic projects with your papers, embellishments and metal dies from Graphic 45.  Enjoy the video and Happy Paper Crafting!” ~Sandi



Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Tag Process | Garden Goddess Collection


Supply List

Rose Bouquet Collection—Classic Ivory & Natural Linen


Graphic 45


Other Supplies

  • Die-cutting Machine

  • White craft paint

  • brush or sponge

  • Trims



Absolutely amazing!  Big thanks to Sandi for sharing these tutorial videos, and these gorgeous projects.  We hope you try out this shabby chic technique this weekend, and when you do be sure to share on Instagram using the #Graphic45 hashtag.  Have a wonderful weekend, and a Happy New Year!  

Happy Papercrafting!

17 Comment(s)

Cheryl Wells:
12/28/2018, 12:12:30 PM

Absolutely gorgeous!!

Rachel Jolley:
12/28/2018, 12:34:25 PM

Stunningly gorgeous, love it! You have inspired me and got me thinking, thank you!

Jan Kennedy:
12/28/2018, 01:12:14 PM

Oh yes!

Martie Rollin:
12/28/2018, 01:13:58 PM

While shabby chic isn't my usual choice, I think today's Blog instructions will open a new style for me. I really like that idea to use a smaller tag die at the top of this tag...added some nice color and interest. Well done!

Diane Fountain:
12/28/2018, 01:15:59 PM

Really beautiful!!!

Julie Draewell:
12/28/2018, 02:36:23 PM

Elegant stunning gorgeous thank you for sharing

She Fowl:
12/28/2018, 02:38:39 PM

Great tutorial, Sandi. Love the tag...beautiful.

Lori Ritchie:
12/28/2018, 03:26:27 PM

Beautiful Sandie

Patti Franklin Mintz:
12/28/2018, 06:20:22 PM

So Beautiful! I love the new roses that G45 has come out with. They add the perfect touch!

Sue D:
12/28/2018, 07:11:51 PM


Glenda Buster:
12/28/2018, 08:17:11 PM

Gorgeous tag! Thank you for the how to tips for shabby chic.

Anne McIntosh:
12/29/2018, 10:12:15 AM

Sandi always has great tips! I watch her a lot on YOuTube for ideas! Thanks for sharing this today!

Kirsty Vittetoe:

Gorgeous project! Love this!

Ellen Haydon:
12/29/2018, 02:08:39 PM

These Shabby Chic are so pretty and I would love to make some more of them. Thanks for the tips and the tutorial.

Sheila Briere:
12/29/2018, 04:13:44 PM

Beautiful flowers and tag Sandi!!! Thank you for sharing :)

Teresa Trump:
01/01/2019, 10:53:01 AM

Your tag turned out gorgeous. Never would have thought of using ATC die for layering. Loved the hanging lace. Thanks for all the tips.

Sharon Gullikson:
01/02/2019, 10:25:55 AM

I've never thought of adding white....WOW, that looks amazing. I will definitely try it...

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