[Video Tutorial] Elegant Tags & Album


Hello, G45ers!

  Happy Friday crafty friends!  Today we have not one, but two tutorials to share with you both by All-Star Brand Ambassador, Sandi Nagel.  First up, we have an Elegant Tag Tutorial using our A Ladies’ Diary – Deluxe Collector’s Edition and Metal Die.  In this tutorial, Sandi shares great tips on how to maximize those dies.  Following this tutorial we have an extra special Princess Box & Album Tutorial!  So grab some paper and scissors and let's have some fun!  


Graphic 45 Elegant Tags Tutorial

By Sandi Nagel


“Hello, G45ers!

Hi friends! In today’s tutorial, I’m going to show you how you can create a beautiful and elegant scrapbook, gift or decorative tags using metal dies, paper, and embellishments by Graphic 45.


We’ll be using the clock die from the Graphic 45 Square Tag and Clock Die-set, and the tag metal-die from the Graphic 45 Regular Tag and Gears Die-Set.



Our tag inserts are made from the Graphic 45 A Ladies’ Diary Deluxe Collection, coordinating card stock for our frame and a Graphic 45 Regular Tag in Ivory.

We die-cut 2 coordinating inserts and trim the tops off at 2″.

We trim our frame die-cut to about half, then snip off any extra flourishes that may show after our inserts are glued down.

We then glue our topper right along the edge of our tag.  This will give it that tiara effect.

Then we can glue down our coordinating inserts.

Now we are ready to embellish our tags. We use our chipboard pieces from the Graphic 45 Ladies’ Diary Deluxe Collection and we use the Clearsnap Graphic 45 Antiquing Dye Ink, in Dark Cashmere, to ink around the edges.

Glue down your chipboard frame and use pop-dots to add dimension to your insert.

We’re going to make a flower pot using one of the Graphic 45 Antique Brass Door Pulls.


Tip:  I’ve found that the Artist Glitter Glue works the best for adhering metal to paper.  If you use a hot-glue gun for this part, you run the risk of your metal piece eventually falling off.



Last, we add our flower embellishments from the Graphic 45 Rose Bouquet Collection, and we are done.


The Finished Tags

Here’s a couple of pictures that show you all the details.


The Tutorial

I’ve put together a quick and easy to follow video tutorial for you, where you can view the entire process.  I hope that this inspires you and gives you some ideas for your own Graphic 45 projects.  Thank you for visiting. Happy Paper Crafting!” ~Sandi



Elegant Tag Tutorial for Graphic 45 by Sandi Nagel


Supply List:


Graphic 45


Other Supplies

  • Rose gold Cardstock

  • Paper Trimmer

  • Die-cutting machine

  • Wet Glue

  • Hot glue gun

  • Sponge Daubers for stamping


Graphic 45 Princess Mini Album in a Box

Princess Box & Mini Album

By Sandi Nagel


 We recently had the pleasure of meeting Sandi Nagel in person at Creativation 2019.  She is just as sweet and wonderful in person, and too kind by gifting us this beautiful Princess Box and Mini Album. While Sandi was in the Graphic 45 booth we took the opportunity to do a Facebook Live video where she walks us through each of her projects.  During the video, she promised us a video tutorial for the album, and I am excited to deliver those tutorial videos below.


See Sandi's full Matchbook Box post here… 

See Sandi’s full Mini Album post here…


Facebook Live Video Tour with Sandi Nagel




Graphic 45 Princess Collection Altered MatchBook Box Tutorial



Graphic 45 Princess Mini Album in a Box Tutorial Part One




Graphic 45 Princess Mini Album in a Box Tutorial Part Two


We hope you are feeling the inspiration after those amazing tutorials.  Big thanks to Sandi for creating these videos and sharing her tips and tricks.  Please leave your love in the comments below.   We hope you have a wonderful and creative weekend and as always… 


Happy Papercrafting!

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