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DIY Gift Wrap & Tag Step by Step Tutorial

Posted by Graphic 45 01/16/2018 29 Comment(s) #SimplyG45,Tags,

Hello, G45ers!

 We have a wonderful Winter Wonderland gift wrap and tag DIY Snapguide tutorial by Brand Ambassador Lena Astafeva. Lena has created a beautiful Christmas gift wrap and tag combo, but this fast and fun project can also be adapted to other holidays and birthdays by swapping in another collection as well. Just layer a few different pieces from your favorite collection if you would like to mix it up! 

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DIY Gift Wrap & Tags Tutorial
By Lena Astafeva


“I've made a tag-label for a present. You can remove the tag and keep it for memory. I have also included a simple tutorial on Snapquide." ~Lena 



Graphic 45 Supplies:


Other Supplies:

  • Ribbon


Check out How to A Tag-Label for a Present. by Elena Astafeva on Snapguide.

How to decorate a gift and create a dimensional gift tag.  



Looking for more gift tag ideas using Graphic 45?  

Check out this Welcome Baby Tag by Maria Cole.


Penny’s Paper Doll Family Square Tag

By Maria Cole

“Do you know someone with a new baby on the way? You can give them a lovely, handmade, baby gift with Penny’s Paper Doll Family! I made this baby shower gift tag by highlighting the collection’s soft pastel pinks and greens and not to mention, that adorable baby buggy! To make it more life-like, I popped up the baby buggy and added some pink Stickles for a fun touch.” ~Maria


See full post here




Thanks for joining us for this quick and easy Graphic 45 project by Lena. We are always looking for new and creative gift embellishment ideas and this is just the thing. We are so grateful to Lena for sharing this one with us. We'd love to hear about your favorite crafty gift add-ons in the comments below. 


Happy Papercrafting!  

29 Comment(s)

Michele Lewis:
01/16/2018, 10:43:01 AM

I love these ideas! What a gorgeous way to dress up that special gift!! I just adore the lovely colors in the tag banner for Baby!

01/16/2018, 11:49:00 AM

Inspiring and versatile projects-love the ideas! Thanks for sharing.

Sue D:
01/16/2018, 12:13:41 PM

Pretty projects--I like the dimension.

Cheryl Wells:
01/16/2018, 12:20:31 PM

Beautiful projects!!!

Martie Rollin:
01/16/2018, 12:24:44 PM

Very interesting gift tag with an easy to follow tutorial. LOVE Winter Wonderland!! Beautiful nature images we can use all year round.

Kate LeBlanc:
01/16/2018, 12:33:19 PM

Great projects today! I love the Penny's Paper Doll Family tag. Great collections to work with on a cold Winter's day.

Beth M Beery:
01/16/2018, 12:33:52 PM

Creative and inspiring! Thanks for sharing a tutorial!

Kirsty Vittetoe:

Oh wow, beautiful gift wrap, I have the same collection, now I am waiting for an opportunity to use it! Love that sweet baby tag too!

Sue MacFall:
01/16/2018, 01:10:04 PM

2 beautiful projects, thank you both for sharing them with us.

Vanessa LeClear:
01/16/2018, 01:29:02 PM

Beautiful projects!

01/16/2018, 02:19:47 PM,

The package is too pretty to open! And the gift tag would make a wonderful keepsake for the baby.

01/16/2018, 04:12:10 PM

Beautiful ideas, wonderful projects...Thank you for sharing

Suzy Hilborn:
01/16/2018, 04:22:10 PM

Perhaps, just maybe, Graphic 45 will create a "Happy Birthday" collection. I love both projects today, thank you both for sharing.

Sharon Gullikson:
01/16/2018, 05:27:55 PM

So nice. I love how you cut out the bird and added it to kraft. You have THE best papers in the world!

Glenda Buster:
01/16/2018, 08:09:41 PM

Lovely tags and thank you for the Snapguide! Love the idea of keeping the tag rather than throwing it away.

Judy Phillips:
01/16/2018, 11:41:24 PM

Thanks for sharing these great tags and gift labels with us!

Arianna Barbara:
01/17/2018, 03:02:49 AM

Awesome projects! The gift wrap idea is really stunning!!!

Kathy Jo Wood:
01/17/2018, 09:31:40 AM,

The inspiring ideas on the G45 blog can be used with any collection- that is why I so enjoy stopping by here everyday!

Becky Swartzlander:
01/17/2018, 10:22:36 AM

Love this fairy dust collection. Becs

Debbie Siddle:
01/17/2018, 11:27:34 AM

I love the tag x

Denise Halstead:
01/17/2018, 02:27:33 PM

I have never thought to do this sort of gift wrapping and I love it. It is like a gift wrapped gift!

01/17/2018, 02:39:14 PM,

Amazing ideas and so beautiful!

01/17/2018, 08:09:30 PM

Love the myriad ways the G45 papers can be used. Keep the beautiful ideas and snap guides coming!! Love it!

Dorothy McCarthy:
01/18/2018, 05:47:27 AM,


01/18/2018, 12:46:32 PM,

OH what marvelous gift wrapping skills Lena has!!! This package is absolutely stunning!!! And that tag is most gorgeous as well!!!

01/18/2018, 12:56:43 PM

Wonderful, inspirational and beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Heather Miller:
01/18/2018, 05:37:38 PM

What a beautiful collection! Such an exciting giveaway

Shirley Sumption:
01/18/2018, 10:30:53 PM

Love the gift wrap idea with the keepsake tag. I use paper bags I get at the grocery store (not sure if that is how Lena did it) as the wrapping paper, up cycling whenever I can.

Erica H:
01/19/2018, 07:59:19 AM,

What a beautiful way to use up some of my paper stash! Your projects are always inspiring.

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