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Mix & Match Collections: Tag Idea

Posted by Graphic 45 07/13/2018 26 Comment(s) #SimplyG45,Tags,

Hello, G45ers!


A day late and a dollar short, but still pumped to share this amazing 4th of July tag tutorial by Glenys Vidal.  This tag was created in celebration of our #SimplyG45 - July Challenge.  We are loving how Glenys has mixed and matched collections to create this holiday specific tag.  But before we start the fun we have this week's blog winner to announce!  


Weekly Blog Winner

 This week’s prize package included an Off to the Races 12x12 Paper Pad, Patterns & Solids Paper Pad, Die-Cut Banners, Journaling Chipboard, Regular Tags, Clock Keys, and Celebrate—ATC Tags, a $70+ value. The Winner is… Bev Drake!

Bev had this to say on Easy Giftcard Holder Tutorial blog: "What a lovely clever idea for a gift card. Another of my favourite G45 papers too. Love it. Bev"

Big thanks to everyone who left comments on our blog, Facebook, and Instagram this week, you make our creative world go round!  Bev, please email to claim your prize.  



Easy 4th of July Decor

By Glenys Vidal


"I love creating simple home decor items, especially around the holidays. For the 4th of July celebration, I wanted to create a festive tag for my desk and for this project I wanted to reuse scraps of papers that I still had from previous finished projects.



For my project, I used a regular size tag, ribbon, papers from two different collections and a few fussy cut pieces. Graphic 45 papers are perfect for this type of projects, you can use different paper collections and they will still match perfectly.



For the base of the tag, I used paper from the Communique collection and two squares from the Cityscapes collection. I then added foam tape to create layers on my tag and add dimension to it. The Lady of Liberty is an awesome image from the Communique collection.



Then using my scraps I created elements to decorate my tag: stars in different colors and ripped pieces of paper. I also used two stickers from a different paper collection that I had in my stash.



Hoping you like this quick project and wishing a Happy Independence Day to all of you!” ~Glenys


Communique—Deluxe Collector's Edition


Graphic 45 Supplies:

Other Supplies:

  • Red Cardstock (Recollections Michaels)
  • Gold glitter paper (Hobby Lobby)
  • Ribbon (Hobby Lobby)


What a fun and festive tag! We hope you are feeling the fun and easy #SimplyG45 challenge this month.  Be sure to share your entries on our Graphic 45 - Official Community Page.  We want to express our gratitude to both you and to Glenys for sharing her creative passions.  Have a great weekend and as always... 


Happy Papercrafting!


P.S. Be sure to join our newsletter to get our Summer Sneak Peek going out today at 11 am PST.  

26 Comment(s)

Michele Lewis:
07/13/2018, 08:30:22 AM

What a truly stunning tag!!! I love the colors and the whole design! Congrats to the winner - you lucky duck!!

Kate LeBlanc:
07/13/2018, 09:25:31 AM

What a beautiful tag! I always love the fussy cutting and your tag is great!!

Vanessa LeClear:
07/13/2018, 10:14:30 AM

Beautiful tag by Glenys! And congrats to Bev!

jane s:
07/13/2018, 12:10:14 PM

beautiful tag. I am getting better at fussy cutting, so will give it a try|\!!

Kirsty Vittetoe:

Love the inspirational work today!!!!

07/13/2018, 12:32:58 PM

The email for the summer release suggested I leave my commentary on the blog (I do not have Facebook) but this may be the correct page (?). I will comment again if there is a better page. I have to say that I love the flutter collection. Really brilliant.

Regina Harrison:
07/13/2018, 12:37:29 PM

Love this tag:) Great inspiration and sneak peaks- What a great Friday the 13TH.

Sue Davis:
07/13/2018, 12:38:03 PM

Wow! That is so pretty and creative! I especially love the paper that is the "base" of the tag. I need to get back into my craft room...

Sue D:
07/13/2018, 12:44:20 PM

Love this patriotic tag!

Kathy Jo Wood:
07/13/2018, 12:59:10 PM,

Such a great tag!

Betty M Sherman:
07/13/2018, 01:08:09 PM

Wow! I really love the distressed edges of the star paper. This is stunning!

Julie Smith:
07/13/2018, 01:09:55 PM

Nothing compares to the beauty and quality of graphic45. I always look forward to your new collections.

Christine Maupin:
07/13/2018, 01:14:31 PM

The G45 blog is always inspiring. Seeing the papers used in projects makes me want all the papers, even the ones I initially felt that I did not need. The new collections look beautiful. I am especially eager to get my hands on the Christmas collections. Thanks for a chance to win!

07/13/2018, 01:27:28 PM

Wow - wow - wow. Is there no end to G45 deliciousness-the New collections in the sneak peek are just fab. Can’t wait......

Pam Bearden:
07/13/2018, 01:47:02 PM

This tag and papers are very inspiring. Thank you for sharing the great projects with Graphic45!

Karen Rice:
07/13/2018, 01:49:47 PM

The new sneak peak is fabulous--I can't wait for Flutter and 12 Days (DCE)!

Jan Kennedy:
07/13/2018, 03:31:19 PM

I love patriotic crafts - and especially those done with Graphic 45 papers! This is a cute one!

Ellen Haydon:
07/13/2018, 04:12:18 PM

I love all the stars on this great tag. And it is quick to make.

Susan Ashby:
07/13/2018, 06:03:23 PM

I love making tags. This one is absolutely special! Your papers are so beautiful and top quality.

Glenda Buster:
07/13/2018, 06:50:37 PM

Beautiful tag. I agree! Being able to combine different collections in one project makes Graphic 45 even more wonderful! Congratulations to Bev.

Denise Bryant:
07/13/2018, 06:55:11 PM

What a beautiful tag! Love the pretty papers!

Diana Dillon:
07/13/2018, 07:30:44 PM

This is a fun tag thank you for sharing. Congratulations Bev. Can't wait for the new paper previews. Still buying what I missed before I came here. I think I should not worry and move ahead it is all so wonderful. Love it.

07/14/2018, 01:31:10 AM

What a great trash!!! I love the blue stars paper. It looks great tucked behind and curled!!! Great idea I know I will be using in the future!!! Thank you

Rosemary Hudson:
07/14/2018, 09:02:50 AM

Love this tag. Great instructions.Wonderful papers. New to this product so happy found it. Quality. Now to start my collection.

Liz Ford:
07/16/2018, 12:57:49 PM

Great tag and congrats to the winner! Loved the 4th of July tribute and so easy to creats.

07/17/2018, 12:13:51 PM

LOVE the new designs! Cannot wait to purchase all of it!

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