[TUTORIAL] Nautical Album with Tags

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:

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

  • 12×12 Patterns & Solids pads

  • 8×8 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!

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