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[TUTORIAL] Nautical Album with Tags

Posted by Graphic 45 04/16/2018 93 Comment(s) Mini Albums,Tutorials,Videos,

Hello, G45ers!

  Welcome to a Summer fun blog post! If you are longing for a trip to the beach now is a great time to create an album to get ready for your next trip, or just pull out your pictures from trips past.  In this post Brand Ambassador, Elena Olinevich share a spectacular Tag & Pocket Album  using our Sun Kissed - paper collection.  Elena has created two videos to go along with this amazing memory keeping scrapbook, first up is a step by step tag tutorial, followed by a tour video though each page of this album.  Get ready for a wave of inspiration.  



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 a Sun Kissed Package. The Sun Kissed Package Includes:

  • 12x12 Collection Packs (includes 2 of each 12x12 design paper, and 1 of the 12x12 sticker sheet)

  • 12x12 Patterns & Solids pads

  • 8x8 Pads

  • Die-Cut Banners

  • Chipboards

  • Ephemera Cards

The winner will be announced on the blog, Friday, April 20th, 2018.


Sun Kissed Album

by Elena Olinevich


“I like creating Nautical albums, I can never get tired of making them. Though there are almost the same - the Sea, sailing. sand, sun, however, you can do so many various things with these.


So you might imagine what a fun I had while creating the album using the new Sun Kissed collection full of the Sun and the Sea.



I used Staples Rectangle Tag & Pocket Album, so perfect to keep your memories in one place



I filled it with the die cuts, fussy cut images and almost missed the paper layers this time.

Ok, let have a look through it.


I combined the bright papers with the die cuts I made form the metallic pearlescent cardstock, I think it allows to make bold accents.



I also filled it with the fussy cut images, I like that there are florals in this collection too. They remind me the summer exactly.



Some of the pages I l kept almost covered only with the cardstock, and some I have decorated with small pieces.



I made some busy pages too.


I like adding them to my albums.








I‘ve added many die cuts from the banners pack.




And I also used the Ephemera Cards for my embellishments as well as for the pocket cards.



I’ve added the tag from ATC pack.



This Staples Album has the Tags inside the pages, so I decided to decorate them too.

You can check my video tutorial here:


Sun Kissed Tags Tutorial for Sun Kissed Album, Graphic 45


My tip for you is when you create the album, start embellishing the Tags after you have finished the full album and you have enough leftovers and scraps - so that you can use the small and tiny pieces, as they can be very attractive for this purpose.


You can check the full album tour too.” ~Elena

 Sun Kissed Album Tour - Graphic 45


Graphic 45 Supplies:


Staples - Rectangle Tag & Pocket Album - Ivory

Staples - Artist Trading Tags-Ivory



Other Supplies:

  • Spellbinders D-Lites Sea Animals Dies
  • Spellbinders Sea Life Dies
  • Spellbinders Classic label 33 Dies
  • Prima Marketing Flowers and leaves



Little Women Box and Album

By Sandy Trefger

“The novel Little Women by Louisa May Alcott is an inspiring story loved by many for generations.  And now we have the Little Women collection by Graphic 45 with it’s wonderful, vintage style that will be used for many paper craft projects.  When I received this amazing set, I immediately was inspired to create a beautiful box and album using bits of lace, buttons, ribbons and pretty trims.  The premade box and album by Graphic 45 makes it so easy to jump right in and quickly complete this project.”

How to Create a Graphic 45 Little Women Box & Album



So many inspiring ideas, so little time!  We hope you carve out sometime for creativity today and try a new technique.  We send our gratitude to Elena and Sandy for sharing their papercrafting magic.  We look forward to seeing you back here tomorrow for another fun edition of the Graphic 45 blog, thank you for joining us!  


Happy Papercrafting!

93 Comment(s)

04/16/2018, 10:15:11 AM

Cannot get this paper out of my head!! The possibilities are endless!

Sharon Gullikson:
04/16/2018, 10:16:32 AM

I really love the albums. The beach one is so cute, with all of its pockets and tags. Good idea to decorate the pages first, THEN decorate with the leftovers. I'm brand new to making albums, so this was a great bit of basic advice that I wouldn't have thought of. It is taking me a long time to make my first album--using Raining Cats and Dogs. I'm getting ideas from the blog as I go along...

Alkistis Stampouli:
04/16/2018, 10:20:37 AM,

I love this collection! The bright colors are just amazing! Ideal for a summer album to store my photos from our holidays in Lesvos island! And what Elena did with these papers is marvellous!

Regina Harrison:
04/16/2018, 11:30:12 AM

I really love the simplicity of this Sun Kissed album. It is beautiful, but designed to really let the photos you put in it shine. Thank you for this.

04/16/2018, 11:32:08 AM

I LOVE those papers and can’t wait to try the projects. Thank you for the very helpful tips.

Vanessa LeClear:
04/16/2018, 11:34:42 AM

I love the albums by Elena and Sandy as well as the collections they used. I think Sun Kissed is my favorite ever (who doesn't love a beach-themed collection?!?!) Thanks for sharing the tutorials!

Carrie Zimmerman:
04/16/2018, 11:45:21 AM

Favorite collection in a long time.... please center your video only got to see 1/2 the page.....

Becca Yahrling:
04/16/2018, 11:48:17 AM

Both albums are so beautiful! I love the sun kissed collection and all the gorgeous beach colors. Living in South Florida, it's simply native to me.

Sue D:
04/16/2018, 12:06:53 PM

Love the papers used on both of these albums.

Sue D:
04/16/2018, 12:08:00 PM

Love the papers used on both of these albums.

Michele Lewis:
04/16/2018, 12:14:21 PM

I LOVE the Sun Kissed paper collection! It's so vibrant and just shouts 'summer'!! Who wouldn't love to have this collection to work with?! I also like this staples album.....I have never really thought about using them before, but I love how this album turned out so I think it is something I will just have to try!! Thank you for the inspiration Elena and Sandy!

Christine Rupakis:
04/16/2018, 12:15:10 PM

I absolutely love graphic 45. Just recently found where to purchase the papers. Can't wait to start making things with them!

Martie Rollin:
04/16/2018, 12:17:33 PM

Sun Kissed is such an enjoyable collection...terrific colors with images that delight the eyes. LOVE the flowers in this collection!

04/16/2018, 12:18:09 PM

I love this collection, thanks for this new inspirationnal project

04/16/2018, 12:18:10 PM

I love this collection, thanks for this new inspirationnal project

Martie Rollin:
04/16/2018, 12:18:47 PM

Sun Kissed is such an enjoyable collection...brilliant colors with delightful images. LOVE the flowers in this collection!

Sherry Brackett:
04/16/2018, 12:20:02 PM,

I absolutely love Graphic 45 papers. I was so happy when Sun Kissed came out. I would love to make this album that Elena made. I love the ocean and the beach and always take one trip a year to be on the water. I would love to be picked as a winner. Keep up the beautiful papers and projects. Love your line. Sherry Brackett

Vicki Thompson:
04/16/2018, 12:20:52 PM

I love the blues and florals in this collection!

04/16/2018, 12:28:09 PM

Two beautiful albums! Thank you for providing us with step-by-step instructions - that's so helpful. And it goes without saying that I just love the Sun-Kissed collection! (But I said it anyway!)

Sue MacFall:
04/16/2018, 12:30:33 PM

Great albums the colours in both collections are so beautiful.Thank you for the inspiration.

Carol Sanderson:
04/16/2018, 12:31:09 PM

Would love the opportunity to make this album with this beautiful collection. Wow ! To have all of this?? The possibilities.....and the colors were my school colors.

Cheryl Wells:
04/16/2018, 12:32:54 PM

This is ONE of my all time favorites - anything made with Sun Kissed has to be gorgeous!!!

Cindy Pratt:
04/16/2018, 12:35:31 PM

Loved both of the albums. The colors are beautiful. The tutorials are great. I can’t wait to try to make one.

04/16/2018, 12:37:20 PM

J'aime beaucoup la collection Sun Kissed qui me rappelle mes vacances au bord de la mer lorsque j'étais enfant.

04/16/2018, 12:43:09 PM

I love the Sun Kissed paper collection. I have already gone through 2 of the 8x8 pads and 1 of the 12x12 pads making numerous albums. The line is so amazing I have to keep buying more as there are so many more things I wish to make.

sabine matagne:
04/16/2018, 12:50:38 PM

Deux adorables petits albums! Merci pour cette video

sabine matagne:
04/16/2018, 12:50:39 PM

Deux adorables petits albums! Merci pour cette video

Judy Phillips:
04/16/2018, 12:51:38 PM

Thanks for this beautiful tutorial!

Mary Morel:
04/16/2018, 01:10:36 PM

Great projects...and that Sunkissed is just too beautiful for words!

04/16/2018, 01:17:53 PM

I love this new collection. In fact, I have been drooling ever since it came out.Thanks for all the ideas to use this fabulous paper!

Susan Wilson:
04/16/2018, 01:17:56 PM

J am addicted to G45 papers and this Sun Kissed Collection is no exception. I am amember of the monthly G45 kit club but find myself buying additional paper. I love your albums and your creative use of scraps. Thank you for sharing.

Karen Wedding:
04/16/2018, 01:21:26 PM

Such beautiful albums. Lots of talent that Elena and Sandy have. I especially love the Sun Kissed paper line. It is so stinking cute.

04/16/2018, 01:24:04 PM

This is such a fabulous collection! I have been drooling ever since it came out! Thank you for the lovely ideas of how to use this paper! I can't wait to try!

Jan Kennedy:
04/16/2018, 01:43:00 PM

These are beautiful albums! I wish I had time right now to make them! Soon, I hope...!

Kimberly Bears:
04/16/2018, 02:24:32 PM

Wow! Absolutely gorgeous!! :)

04/16/2018, 02:42:08 PM

I love the sun-kissed line. Today’s blog post has me excited to start creating!

04/16/2018, 02:52:34 PM

I love the Sun Kissed Collection and the way Elena made the tags and Album How To Videos. She made it look so simple and quick to do! Hoping to win this Collection and make the items myself!

04/16/2018, 02:55:21 PM

I love the way Elena made the tags and album with the Sun Kissed Collection. It is beautifully designed. I would love to win this collection and attempt the items from the videos as she made them seem easy and quick to make.

Kathy Lutter:
04/16/2018, 03:17:31 PM

Simply lovely albums! The colors in the Sun Kissed collection are just gorgeous. I would love to make a beach album with it for this summer!

04/16/2018, 03:19:53 PM,

Wow! Amazing!

Diane F:
04/16/2018, 03:39:55 PM

I love both albums; so pretty & creative. I must admit that the Sun Kissed collection is a fave as I am so drawn to the beautiful color palette! Thank you for the inspiration.

04/16/2018, 03:43:14 PM

I just love the colours of the Sun Kissed collection, so perfect for summer! The mini album is just gorgeous!

04/16/2018, 03:45:08 PM

I just love the colours of the Sun Kissed collection, so perfect for summer! The mini album is just gorgeous!

Robin Mead:
04/16/2018, 05:26:14 PM

Wow, just Wow!!!

Robin Mead:
04/16/2018, 05:27:10 PM

WOW, just wow!!!

04/16/2018, 06:00:22 PM

I really love this pattern. I have a lot of pictures that would look very good in my scrapboo:)

Sue McKitrick:
04/16/2018, 06:23:56 PM

What a great album with this fun paper. Thanks for the inspiration.

04/16/2018, 06:27:12 PM

Perfect collection for the summer just gone in Australia. Love the inspiration G45!

Barbara G.:
04/16/2018, 07:16:56 PM

I love both of these albums. Thank you Elena & Sandy, enjoy your work so much!! Keep those beautiful papers coming, G45.

Jillana Kimsey:
04/16/2018, 07:50:29 PM

Every time, I see this collection used in a project I can't help but smile as this collection incites those happy carefree feelings of summers by the water. Very inspiring projects with an inspiring collection!

Kathleen E Capachione:
04/16/2018, 07:50:54 PM

Great projects.... Love G45

04/16/2018, 08:30:39 PM

The women who inspire are so creative. Working with the rich colors always moves me to want the sets and create something wonderful. Thanks for such great product and talent.

Fran Diggle:
04/16/2018, 08:46:19 PM

Just love this paper collection. Every time I see it, ir takes me back to my childhood summers!

Robyn Marshall:
04/16/2018, 08:50:54 PM

I love it! Thanks for the tutorial. Beautiful projects!

Cheryl Peeters:
04/16/2018, 09:35:52 PM

Oh I love the Sun Kissed paper! Beautiful images.

Patricia Kult:
04/16/2018, 10:11:55 PM

I love this sun kissed collection! Beautiful colors, wonderful images and great projects. Thank you for the chance to win this prize package.

04/16/2018, 10:12:08 PM

I appreciate all of the cute fussy cutting. It really adds to the pages. This is a beautiful color scheme. I wish I had a dab of your talent!

Kirsty Vittetoe:

Beautiful projects! I love the gorgeous collection!

Carla Hundley:
04/16/2018, 10:51:45 PM

Gorgeous albums and papers. Carla from Utah

Kathy Lutter:
04/17/2018, 06:42:02 AM

These albums are terrific! Such beautiful colors in the Sun Kissed collection! Graphic 45 is the best!!

Arianna Barbara:
04/17/2018, 06:47:34 AM

Beautiful projects!!! Love so much these paper collections!!!

Beth Williams:
04/17/2018, 06:58:40 AM

Fabulous inspiration. I have 70 year old pictures of me on the beaches of Miami that need to preserved with this collection.

Dorothy McCarthy:
04/17/2018, 07:04:50 AM,

I just love this paper!!!! Beautiful art!!

04/17/2018, 08:07:58 AM

Love this sun kissed collection! Going to beach this summer and it would be perfect!

Shannon Dario:
04/17/2018, 08:48:09 AM

I love this beach collection. I have a Jersey Shore vacation planned and family reunion. I think I need this!

Debbie Siddle:
04/17/2018, 08:49:50 AM

Pretty prize and pretty album xx

Arianna Barbara:
04/17/2018, 08:59:38 AM

Beautiful albums!!! Thanks for sharing!

Glenda Buster:
04/17/2018, 10:26:35 AM

Love the Sunkissed album! All of the pages are cheery, bright and inviting. Also, can’t ge enough of Little Women.

Beth M Beery:
04/17/2018, 11:39:40 AM

Amazing!! Love the Sun Kissed collection. Can't get enough of those turtles!!

Margaret D:
04/17/2018, 11:56:21 AM

I love both albums! The Sun Kissed collection just makes me happy. And the Little Women collection reminds me of my youth and one of my favorite books. Thanks so much for sharing these inspiring albums!

Sandra Featherston:
04/17/2018, 12:15:53 PM

I love nautical themes. This is a great idea !

04/17/2018, 03:19:09 PM

Love the vibrant colors of this collection that mimic the brilliant "sun kissed" scenery of the beach.

Scrap by Eszter:
04/17/2018, 03:36:49 PM,

This set is a dream! Beautiful, vibrant colors! Excellent design ❤️❤️ I love it!

04/17/2018, 03:41:48 PM

So stinkin cute! Love love G45!

Bethany Roberge:
04/17/2018, 04:56:56 PM

Maybe this collection can influence the weather to warm up a bit! Sun Kissed is absolutely gorgeous- I can’t wait to create some new projects!

04/17/2018, 05:00:31 PM,

Love ❤️

Sandi B:
04/17/2018, 05:08:03 PM

This is my favorite Graphic 45 collection of all. Would love to win this and add to my stash. Thanks for the chance to win it.

Anu Goel:
04/17/2018, 05:29:14 PM

What a beautiful collection. Great for making a mini album to capture photos from the cruise I am taking in June. Graphic 45 always has amazing collections. Hope to win this one!

Susie doucet:
04/17/2018, 05:29:48 PM


Jaimi Bailey:
04/17/2018, 05:31:58 PM

What a gorgeous album! I love this collection. Thank you for the inspiration!

Christine Janson:
04/17/2018, 06:01:51 PM

Graphic 45 paper rocks! I love how the collections coordinate and are so versatile.Thanks for all you do to continue making quality ptoducts.

E. Marie:
04/17/2018, 06:34:33 PM,

Love this collection and how you used it to create this adorable album.

04/17/2018, 07:16:38 PM

I love mini albums and this collection is so perfect for the trip we hope to take soon! tigo

Kim Persinger:
04/17/2018, 11:02:36 PM

This album project is awesome. I absolutely love sea turtles and Sunkissed is a gorgeous paper set. I am currently making a Trifold mini album using my Safari Adventure paper pad set. Thank you very much for all of the inspiring project shares. Thank you very much for the chance to win such an amazing paper set.

Cassie campbell:
04/18/2018, 05:30:17 AM

Oh please pick me to win this it’s so beautiful I love it. The album is stunning as well. You make such beautiful papers but this one is me xx

Diana Gibson:
04/18/2018, 09:18:58 AM

I love the Sun Kissed Graphic 45 set!! The colors are vibrant and the theme is awesome. Would love to win this great set.

Kelly Massman:
04/18/2018, 10:20:51 AM

The album is stunning. lots of cuteness/prettiness and still room for a lot of photos!!!

04/18/2018, 12:35:46 PM

I crave for ephemera from this collection :)

Patti Leighton:
04/18/2018, 06:14:02 PM

I think this line is absolutely stunning! The book is gorgeous! I need to make this.

Bettina Kreuer:
04/19/2018, 12:36:27 AM

Thanks for sharing wonderful projects with this gorgeous collection full of summer colours. It seems to me I can smell the ocean watching these papers:)

04/19/2018, 11:56:30 AM

Oh just wow wow wow amazing beyond words and so many ideas how to use the papers now with the help of this blog thank you xx

Karen Rice:
04/19/2018, 07:55:24 PM

What utterly gorgeous albums! Oh my goodness--I can't get enough of these G45 papers--so amazing!

Ellen Haydon:
04/20/2018, 06:15:03 PM

So much to see and how much fun will I have. TON'S

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