Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Graphic 45 tutorial for a tag/card!

I've always struggled with making cards, yet I love to make tags.  Really, that doesn't make a lot of sense  as several friends have pointed out to me!  So I've "invented" a combination tag/card, should we call it a targ???  It opens like a card but uses a tag from Graphic 45's ivory large tag album as its base.

To make this card/tag, you will need:
1 tag from Graphic 45 Large Tag Album 4500849
Graphic 45 8 x 8 Botanical Tea Pad 4500892 - the following pages:
Just Because (both sides)
Flora (both sides)
Hello Friend

plain cream cardstock
Spellbinders Majestic Elements
Martha Stewart Wild Flowers around the page punch
Corner punch
3 eyelets
Pop dots, adhesive foam, or something similar
Ribbon and flowers or your choice

Step 1:
Cut a rectangle 3 5/8" x 7 3/4" from Just Because, clip the corners with a corner punch
Cut a rectangle 4" x 6" from Flora and punch 3 sides as shown with Martha Stewart's Wild Flowers punch (You could use any other punches too or even leave it plain and just distress the edges.)
Cut a rectangle 3" x 5" from plain cream cardstock and round the corners (not pictured)
Cut an emboss a frame as shown from Flora using Spellbinders Majestic Elements or any other frame that you have.  I love layering different shapes together, i.e. frames, circles, ovals, rectangles, etc.
Cut a circle to fit inside the frame from Flora
Select a cut-apart from the Love Notes paper (not pictured here)
Ink the edges of all pieces

Step 2:

Adhere the large green patterned rectangle to the tag.
Adhere the circle to the frame.
Score the left side of the punched rectangle 3/8" from the edge.  Carefully adhere just the 3/8" portion to the left side of the tag.  This forms the top flap of the card.

Step 3:
Secure the top flap to the card with 3 eyelets as shown.

Step 4:
Use foam to pop up the frame

Step 5:
Attach the frame to the card flap off setting it so that the flap opens properly.  Then choose one of the cut-apart tags and adhere to the frame with pop dots or something similar.  I have placed the cut-apart so that it is slightly wrinkled and then curled the corner.

Step 6:
Attach a ribbon at the top.
Adhere the  3" x 5"  plain cardstock inside the card.

Embellish around the frame with flowers of your choice.
That's it, all done and ready to add to a package and write a message inside the card. You know this cheerful tag/card will cheer someone up!  

Botanical Tea is perfect for tag and card making, I really love the cut aparts in this collection.  I hope you'll try your hand at making a "targ"!  If you do, leave me a link here because I'd love to see your "targ"!

I hope your day is awesome, happy scrapping!


  1. Oh my goodness, it's a CARD!!!!! And a gorgeous one at that!!!!! (Great tutorial, btw, thanks!)

  2. I love it! A perfect Targ. :)

    Congrats on making it to the next round of G45. I saw your name and was so happy for you!

  3. This is really beautiful, and certainly is like a card!!


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