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Sun, Sand & Sea Tag Album Featuring Sun Kissed

Posted by Graphic 45 01/23/2018 70 Comment(s) Mini Albums,#SimplyG45,Tags,

Hello, G45ers!

 Today we have the talented Sandy Trefger to share her summery Sun Kissed Tag Album with us. This terrific gift idea makes great use of cut aparts and imagery made for fussy cutting from this colleciton. It also features some fun flower, ribbon, and twine embellishments. Check out all the fun details below. 


Sun Kissed Tag Album
By Sandy Trefger


“One of my favorite projects to create as a gift is the Tag Album. These are so easy to put together and quick too!  You don’t need a lot of paper to make one, especially if you use the Graphic 45 Regular Tags.  In a package you get 6 tags and one ring to attach them together.  The kraft tags make me think of the beach, and pairing them with the new Sun Kissed collection seemed natural.  This collection, of course, inspired me to do a bit of fussy cutting for some simple decorating of the pages and photo mats.


On the front of the album, I matted with one of the bright designs in the orange and then topped it off with a cut apart trimmed down to fit along with  some pretty blue flowers and button twine.

Tip 1:   Take advantage of the back of each tag to create a place for photos by cutting and attaching patterned paper photo mats. I like to add thicker embellishments such has the ribbons and flowers to the front of the tag page and then keep the back flat for photos by adding just a fussy cut element.




Tip 2:  You can also create small pockets such as the one in stripes under the large flower and fold some of the patterned paper into little booklets to insert into the pocket. These are great for more photos or for journaling.


Graphic 45 Supplies:


Other Supplies:

  • Seam Binding Ribbon
  • Natural Button Twine
  • Assorted Flowers--Prima, Petaloo & Other
  • Nuvo Clear Glitter Drops
  • Nuvo Clear Glitter Pen
  • Bits of Fish Net (Washed and Weathered)




This is a project you can easily finish in a few hours depending on how many details you decide to add.  And you can use any Graphic 45 collection to create a unique gift for any occasion.


Happy Crafting.”

Sandy Trefger


Staples - Square Tags - Black

Staples - Mixed Media 5x5 Box-Kraft

Staples - Metal Door Plates & Knobs

Weekly Blog Contest

Just leave a comment here on the blog, Instagram, and/or  Facebook to be entered to win! This week’s prize package includes Little Women 12x12 Collection Pack, 12x12 Patterns & Solids Paper Pad,  Chipboard,  Metal Door Plate & Knobs, black Square Tags, and Mixed Media 5x5  Box, a $60+ value!  Winner will be announced here on the blog Friday, January 26th.


Thanks for joining us today and thanks to Sandy for providing the inspiration. It is so exciting to see more projects come in with our latest releases. Sun Kissed should be on store shelves in the next few weeks, so be on the lookout. We hope you are as excited as us. We'd love to hear about which of our new releases has most caught  your eye in the comments below. We will be back tomorrow with more Graphic 45 inspiration!

Happy Papercrafting!  

70 Comment(s)

Margaret D.:
01/23/2018, 10:32:20 AM

I just love the colors in this Sun Kissed collection by Graphic 45. Calming and invigorating all at the same time, just like the sun, sand, and sea!!

Debbie Siddle:
01/23/2018, 10:40:13 AM

So pretty xx

Vanessa LeClear:
01/23/2018, 11:36:55 AM

Sandy’s tag album is beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration and the helpful tips. Sun Kissed is a gorgeous collection!

01/23/2018, 11:36:56 AM

Wow - love the tag book. And love this new paper collection- dreaming of sun and sea in this cold winter!

01/23/2018, 11:37:02 AM

Wow - love the tag book. And love this new paper collection- dreaming of sun and sea in this cold winter!

01/23/2018, 11:37:04 AM

Wow - love the tag book. And love this new paper collection- dreaming of sun and sea in this cold winter!

Linda Mayer:
01/23/2018, 11:43:39 AM

This collection is an absolute must for me. I love the colors and everything about it. Can't wait to get my hands on it and start creating. Love it!

Bettina Kreuer:
01/23/2018, 11:48:09 AM

I love this collection. It looks like a day on the beach in summer.

Glenda Buster:
01/23/2018, 11:50:13 AM

The colors and theme of the Sun Kissed collection are awesome! Thanks for the tips on creating a tag album.

01/23/2018, 12:09:37 PM

After snorkeling in the Caribbean with the turtles...I can't wait to use this new collection!

Sharon Clabaugh:
01/23/2018, 12:15:46 PM

Great tag album and gorgeous papers. Lots of inspiration from both.

Sarah Hutchins:
01/23/2018, 12:18:13 PM

Wow, they are so cute!

Pirjo Callies:
01/23/2018, 12:32:24 PM

Sun Kissed Collection makes me dream about the next holiday trip. Beautiful tags.

Martie Rollin:
01/23/2018, 12:33:20 PM

I am so looking forward to seeing this collection in stores! LOVE the images!

Barbara G.:
01/23/2018, 12:43:15 PM

Love this collection & tag project. I have this preordered & am watching the mail!!!!

Janet Ingraham:
01/23/2018, 12:45:23 PM

Oh my how I love Sun Kissed here in Florida

01/23/2018, 12:53:18 PM

Love those blues! And the fun little tag album!

Kirsty Vittetoe:

Absolutely gorgeous!

Joya Bohman:
01/23/2018, 01:00:43 PM

I love this beautiful collection!! It reminds me of many fun summer days at the beach. Can’t wait to get it!!

Sue D:
01/23/2018, 01:09:08 PM

I like how tags were used to create this album.

Robyn Marshall:
01/23/2018, 01:12:03 PM

This collection is amazing. I love everything about it. I’m inspired to make a tag album and some sort of folio project.

Pat DunJski:
01/23/2018, 01:12:15 PM, Graphic45

This Sun Kissed paper collection is gorgeous and will be perfect for my Maui photos from our anniversary trip.

Suzy Hilborn:
01/23/2018, 01:33:14 PM

Exciting!! My first impression of this collection was not earth shattering. The FABULOUS colors that I am seeing from the Brand Ambassadors are very different from that first impression. This collection is so colorful and motivating! I wish the advertising matched the authentic talent behind Graphic 45. Scrappers are going to absolutely love, love this collection. It took a bit of courage for me to say this, so I hope that you can see that I am an avid Graphic 45 fan and have been since I found my first Botanica collection. The advertising just does not do justice to Sun Kissed. I am going to go order, before it is all gone. Then I will research how to calibrate the color on my PC to make sure I am seeing the beauty as Diane created it! I love Graphic 45 and I usually purchase each collection as they come out!

01/23/2018, 01:45:49 PM

I’m now inspired to finish the tag album I started for my sisters new baby girl! Thank you for sharing!!

01/23/2018, 01:52:54 PM

I love the beach anytime of the year-nice living in California where that is possible. Great papers for my beach photos.

Sue MacFall:
01/23/2018, 01:52:57 PM

How lovely to see this new summmery collection - love the tag album.

Michele Lewis:
01/23/2018, 02:00:28 PM

Thank you Sandy, for the wonderful inspiration! Your creation is lovely and so easily attainable for all levels of crafters!

Diane M. Labuskes:
01/23/2018, 02:12:59 PM

Can't wait to have some real sea and sun to enjoy with this beautiful collection.

Ava Gavloski:
01/23/2018, 02:19:25 PM

such a calming collection to behold

Roshan Silva-Mistry:
01/23/2018, 02:20:53 PM

I live at the beach and love this design set! The colors are vibrant but the palette is old world. A perfect combination.

Melanie Hermans:
01/23/2018, 02:31:15 PM

At first it was this sun kissed collection that caught my eye. But since yesterdays blog the little woman collection also did. Great job of the design team!! Now I have to buy them both (lol)

01/23/2018, 02:42:05 PM

Love the colors in the Sun Kissed collection. Can see some beautiful cards that can be made with the papers.

Margie Malone:
01/23/2018, 02:53:49 PM

Wonderful to think about the beach in this unusually cold winter.

Regina Harrison:
01/23/2018, 03:01:59 PM

I really love this summery collection and I cannot wait to use it with the new dies you are releasing:)

01/23/2018, 04:01:15 PM

I love the details on this tag album - fun ideas to try.

01/23/2018, 05:02:52 PM

I love mini albums, but I've never tried a tag album- what am I waiting for?!? This one is so pretty- love the colors in the collection..

Mary Morel:
01/23/2018, 05:41:12 PM

I just love how this tag album looks! Sandy is right...the Kraft tags really do ‘make’ the beach theme

Marsha Wagstaff:
01/23/2018, 06:34:07 PM

Every new paper pack gets better and better. the tag album is now on my bucket list . The paper is so serene .

01/23/2018, 07:58:47 PM

Love the colors of this collection, and the image of the child enjoying the feel of the sand running through her fingers... Priceless!

Kim Persinger:
01/23/2018, 09:29:35 PM

Lovely project. Thank you very much for sharing.

Kim Persinger:
01/23/2018, 09:29:35 PM

Lovely project. Thank you very much for sharing.

01/23/2018, 09:31:26 PM

Wonderful collection once again!

Kate LeBlanc:
01/23/2018, 10:37:19 PM

I love the tag album and the Sun Kissed papers are gorgeous! It sure makes a sunny day in the cold of Winter!

Carla Hundley:
01/24/2018, 12:11:13 AM

Darling little album! Love these papers. Carla from Utah

sabine matagne:
01/24/2018, 12:17:05 AM

Quel adorable mini album!

Judy Phillips:
01/24/2018, 02:36:39 AM

I love the blue in this new collection! Thanks once again for these beautiful samples! Love G45!

Pam M:
01/24/2018, 03:42:18 AM

Love this collection! Can’t wait to make a mini album of our Hawaiian vacation with our Grandaughters last fall! Thank you G45 for another beautiful collection!

01/24/2018, 05:27:29 AM

Cute cute tags, love the beachy paper

Tina Johnson:
01/24/2018, 05:48:40 AM

Sandy's tag album is so adorable. I love the kraft tags With the beach theme. Her embellishments and tips for ways to add more photos are inspiring.

Kath Prior:
01/24/2018, 05:54:54 AM

Thanks for an inspiring project - yet again! I love the colour palette of this kit.

Mathilde S:
01/24/2018, 07:48:07 AM

I love the cheerful colours in this collection.Cute Tag album,a perfect project to do on a cold winter day!

Christina Seiler:
01/24/2018, 10:06:06 AM

Loved the books. Love the Little Women paper more. And that tag album ..... so cute!

01/24/2018, 11:01:24 AM,

Hello. Sun kissed is a sweet collection. I loved colours and pictures. I wish to win this giveaway.

Frances Diggle:
01/24/2018, 03:14:00 PM

Such a cute collection and the color combo is so fresh I can almost smell the ocean! Such a pretty tag book too.

Kay G.:
01/24/2018, 04:38:47 PM

The Sun Kissed tag album is so pretty. I love the colors, and the designs in this collection. A must have. Thanks for sharing.

Beth M Beery:
01/24/2018, 07:37:03 PM

Love this collection! Dreaming of summer!!!

Suzy Q:
01/24/2018, 08:19:37 PM

The Sun Kissed papers have the most beautiful blue colors. Just adorable!

Donna K Baes:
01/25/2018, 05:26:52 AM,

Thank you for the beautiful inspiration/motivation to create more tag albums. The Sun Kissed collection is perfect for all of my beach loving memories.

Sandra Featherston:
01/25/2018, 06:37:23 AM

Just so lovely. I love the blues in the Sun Kissed collection.

Kathy Jo Wood:
01/25/2018, 10:55:36 AM,

Oh- The Sun Kissed collection is fabulous! I was fortunate to visit Creativation this year and see all of the lovely Graphic 45 products and projects. Sun Kissed is a must have!

Sharon Gullikson:
01/25/2018, 01:37:42 PM

The Sun Kissed collection is so perfect for parents and grandparents. I would love to make a summer remembrance book for my little grandson! LOVE the colors, but especially all of the details like the kids, ocean creatures, ship....bubbles...

Julia Muscari:
01/25/2018, 03:26:41 PM

Absolutely LOVE this new collection!!! One of my favorites already, and I haven't seen it in person!

tina z.:
01/25/2018, 04:20:13 PM,

Oh, I love the theme and the colours!

Holly Dain:
01/26/2018, 03:46:22 AM

Originally from Hawaii and loving the ocean and the beach, this theme is just the right amount of sunshine for crafting summer projects. I love the blend of colors and the whimsical playfulness of the papers.

Margaret McGlaun:
01/26/2018, 08:23:18 AM

Oh my, I love the Sun Kissed collection. The tag album by Sandy is delightful and warms me on this cold January day...dreaming of the sunny beach. Thanks for a chance to win.

Toni Bettencourt:
02/01/2018, 11:09:45 AM

I like the “quick” projects you include in your blogs. While they aren’t truly albums, they are a fun way to hold a few photos to show to family and friends. They are also great gifts if you don’t have a lot of time. I like Sandy’s tips and the way she decorated her tags.

Sheila B:
02/15/2018, 07:09:33 PM

Love this collection more and more every time I see a new project! Great album!

02/16/2018, 05:21:40 AM

Moving to Florida on the 5th of March and these would look so good in my new home. I definitely want this collection!

02/20/2018, 09:24:04 PM

I'm loving these new collections! I'm a huge fan of Little Women. Can't wait to get my hands on it. The Sun Kissed collection is the perfect summer album. I always am so inspired looking at the creative G45 projects! Keep up the beautiful work.

Patty Bigler:
03/20/2018, 09:26:00 PM

I am so in love with this collection!

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