Thursday, January 15, 2015

G45 Once Upon A Springtime ATCs Tutorial


Just wanted to share one of my latest projects, an ATC tag album made with Graphic 45's Once Upon A Springtime paper! (Truthfully, it has remnants of Baby 2 Bride as well.) Tutorial below--whee! If you're wondering how the heck I got this paper, it's seriously all the leftovers from my original 2011 stash.

I was pretty excited--VERY excited--to see that G45 is bringing back this paper line. It means I can replenish this beloved collection! I have another project that I made with the same paper; I'll post photos as soon as that one's done, as it goes hand-in-hand with this one.


Graphic 45 Once Upon A Springtime 12x12 paper pad
Graphic 45 Baby 2 Bride 12x12 paper pad
Graphic 45 ATC Tag Album - Kraft
The ring from a Graphic 45 Regular Tag Album - Kraft
Graphic 45 Staples - Metal Butterflies, Brads, Shabby Chic Keys
Spellbinders - 2" Oval die, Decorative Labels Eight die - 2nd largest size
Stickles - Aqua, Seafoam, Star Dust, Copper
Foam dots
Blue & green pearls


Step 1. Remove tags from packaging and place face up. Ink and distress edges; apply some Copper Stickles around edges as well.

2. From Springtime paper pad, remove a blue striped paper (blue butterflies on the reverse side). Cut (6) shapes using the 2nd smallest Decorative Labels Eight die. Lightly ink edges.

Step 3. From Springtime pad, fussy cut the following fairy and flower images. Apply Stickles to their wings. 

Step 4. From Baby 2 Bride, remove paper with light blue stripes (baby images on reverse) and paper with white background and blue vine (blue floral on reverse). The pink stripe paper is on the reverse side of the fairy paper that you cut from. Take a 2" oval Spellbinders die and cut (2) ovals per design.  Ink edges. 


Step 5. Use foam dots to adhere blue stripe mats to the tag base. Adhere oval shapes to blue stripe mats with foam dots. Then, assemble each tag per photos.

Thanks so much for looking and have a great rest of your week!
Check out How to Make Fairy-Themed ATC Tags by Maria Cole on Snapguide.


Leslie G said...

Squee...I love this mini album so much. I actually have two pads of this paper left from a few years back. I think I'll be a copy cat and make this mini this weekend. Thank you for sharing!

Maria said...

Leslie, you are so sweet! Thanks so much for all of your kind comments on my blog! I am so jealous that you have TWO whole pads of this paper!! Hope you have fun creating this weekend!

Shell said...

Hi Maria, this is gorgeous! I don't have this lovely paper, but I do have the ATC Tags Album and was unsure what I was going to create with it... thank you for the inspiration!

Pam said...

Beautiful tags! I think this is my favorite G45 collection of all time. I was sooooo excited when I heard it was coming back. I have only a few pieces of the original left, so I need more. You;'ve made a lovely tag album, Maria. Love it!