Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Graphic 45 Shaker Tag Tutorial

Hi there!

Last week, my shaker tag was featured on Graphic 45's blog. It's just another take on the many upcycled Graphic 45 Staples packaging that you see, only with a fun little element that's normally in cards. I made this tag as a little thank you to celebrate a dear friend of mine.

Want to try one for yourself? Here's my supply list and instructions to help you give it a whirl!


8” x 8” Graphic 45 Couture Elegant
12” x 12” Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Just Because
12” x 12” Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Sweet Chamomile
Graphic 45 Couture 6x6 Patterns & Solids Pad
Graphic 45 Couture Tags & Pockets
Graphic 45 Couture Stickers
Graphic 45 Couture Banners
Graphic 45 Couture Flowers
Graphic 45 Staples package (regular tag size)
Spellbinders Roses Creations Die
May Arts Ribbon – black
Teresa Collins gold sequins
Michael’s flowers, Prima mini roses
Stickles – Star Dust
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Diamond


Step 1. Locate some Graphic 45 Staples packaging in the regular tag size. Carefully remove the clear plastic covering.

Step 2. Take your 8” x 8” Stunning paper and cut a 3” square. Round each quarter.

Step 3. Spray Stunning paper with Glimmer Mist, then apply Stickles to the pink part of the ladies’ dresses. Allow paper to completely dry. 

Step 4. Take Couture Flowers and pop out a bunch of small dots. Grab a small handful of gold sequins. Place pieces inside the clear plastic covering.

Step 5. Place adhesive on the outside edges of the clear plastic covering. Then, take the 3” x 3” Stunning paper and place behind plastic, creating a shaker. Adhere to the front of the Graphic 45 Staples packaging.

Step 6. Locate the following pattern from the Couture 6x6 Patterns & Solids pad. Cut a 3” square and round each corner. 

Step 7. Take some scrap paper and cut out a 2 ½” square. Round each edge of this square. Place the 2 ½” square on top of the 3” square. Use a pen to trace the shape of the smaller square onto the larger square.  

Step 8. Remove the smaller square. Cut into the upper right corner and continue cutting out the shape of the smaller square.

Step 9. Adhere paper from step 8 over the shaker. Locate an “Ooh la la!” piece from the Couture Banners sheet and adhere to the center of the shaker.

Step 10. Locate lace border from Couture Stickers. Trim off a 3 7/8” long piece and attach to the bottom front of your tag. 

Step 11. Tie 1 foot of 1 ½” wide black May Arts ribbon through your tag.

Step 12. Locate the following pattern from the Couture 6x6 Patterns & Solids pad. Cut a 3 ½” wide x 4 ¼” tall piece. Round each corner.

Step 13. Adhere piece from step 12 to the back of your Graphic 45 packaging. Cut out the flower and stamp image from your Couture Elegant paper and adhere.

Step 14. Locate Botanical Tea Just Because paper and Spellbinders Rose Creations die. Cut 2 each of the second and third largest flowers. Cut 2 each of the smallest and second smallest sizes.

Step 15. Take the 4 larger flowers and crinkle the edges. Adhere layers together, then adhere a Michael’s paper rose to the center.

Step 16. Take the 4 smaller flowers and crinkle the edges. Adhere layers together, then adhere a Prima mini rose to the center.

Step 17. Adhere flowers to the upper right corner of your shaker tag. Adhere some feathers behind your tag.  

Step 18. Turn tag over. Attach “Hello Gorgeous” piece from the Couture Tags & Pocket sheet with foam dots. Then, attach “You are amazing” from the Couture Stickers sheet.


seau said...

Thank you for a wonderful tutorial on how to make your beautiful shaker tag. We will miss all your lovely designs for G45, but look forward to your new creative adventures.

Lauren said...

LOVE this!

Unknown said...

Thank you for this post. Keep it up. Hope to read more post from you guys.