Christmas Magic Tag Album


Hello, G45ers!

  Welcome to a fun and festive edition of the Graphic 45 blog.  Today, Glenys Vidal shares a magical Tag Photo Album.  This album is filled with a dimensional fireplace, tags and more.  Be sure to follow along to see how Glenys created this masterpiece and try out one of her tips on your own project this holiday season.  


Christmas Magic Tag Photo Album

By Glenys Vidal


"Hello G45ers, I am so happy to be back today to share with you my Christmas album for this year using the new Christmas Magic collection. I love Christmas and this album is hands down one of my favorite albums I have created so far. As soon as I saw this collection I knew I wanted to make a dimensional album that will also serve as Christmas decor for my home.


I wanted my album to have lots of dimension and different textures not only on the cover but in the inside pages too. I constructed a window on the first page with a 3D winter scene. I love how beautiful this looks when displayed open.




I started by creating a shadow box on the left side of the album. I made this insert with chipboard and then I covered it with papers and fuzzy cut images from the collection.



I made a fireplace replica with chipboard, a stencil, and heavy gesso. I also used distress ink to achieve a realistic look.



And then the fun began – adding lots of fuzzy cut images and stickers from the collection.



The cover of the album is also very dimensional and has a lot of different layers made from papers, fuzzy cut images, flowers, stickers, and ribbon.



For the inside pages, I wanted lots of flaps and inserts for my Christmas photos.



I am so in love with all the papers from this collection. They coordinate beautifully to create stunning pages.



I knew that I was going to take lots of pictures during Christmas, so to add extra storage for those photos I used two Graphic 45 tags in each pocket of my album.



Tags are so easy and fun to make that in no time I had a stack of them ready to use!



#G45Tip: “Use Graphic 45 tag dies to make different size tags. This will add interest to your pages and function as extra storage for your photos.”



#G45Tip: ‘Use your ephemera 3×4 and 4×6 cards to decorate tags, pages and add journaling space to document your memories”



I added a policy envelope to keep mementos. I can also use it as extra storage for my photos.


To finish my Christmas Album I wanted to add a letter to Santa. For this insert, I used a stamp from my stash and cream colored cardstock.



I am hoping that you liked this project and get inspired to create your own. Happy holidays to you all!" ~Glenys




Graphic 45 Supplies:

Christmas Magic 12x12 Collection Pack

Christmas Magic Ephemera Cards

Christmas Magic Patterns & Solids Pad

Square Tags—Ivory



What a wonderful way to use our Christmas Magic collection and our Staples.  We want to thank Glenys for sharing her amazing talents with us.  We thank you as well for stopping by, sharing your projects on social media, and leaving your loving feedback!  


Happy Papercrafting

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