Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Graphic 45 Le Romantique Tags for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog Challenge

The Challenge - Repeat Performance

Hello friends, time for a new challenge on The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog.  Sara Emily is hosting this time around and she calls her challenge, Repeat Performance.  Her description, " A popular New Year's resolution is to save money. I challenge you to save money (and the environment) by using at least one thing you would normally throw out on your vintage or shabby chic project. Please be sure to let us know what that one (or more) item is."  

My Tags

I recycled some packaging tags from Graphic 45.  They are exactly the same size as the ones they package for selling so their dies cut a perfect tag to overlay on the recycled tag.  

These are the tags I started with.

I turned them into this with cardboard, layers of paper and flowers, of course!  Graphic 45 released their collection, Le Romantique, as a Deluxe Collector's Edition and that is what I used to fashion my tags.  This is a beautiful romantic collection that is great for all your love stories.  The Funkie Junkie Boutique carries this collection as well as many other Graphci 45 collections and staples.

Making these tags was simple, first I diecut two tags using Graphic 45's regular tag die to cover the base tag.  Then I just layered on the papers, diecutting some onto pretty shapes to add interest to the tags.  

I used cardboard to add dimension between my layers.  Cardboard is a great alternative to dimensional foam as it is free and provides a good sturdy base.  You can see the cardboard layer in the photos below.

On this tag, I diecut a clock face with Graphic 45's clock die from Tim Holtz metallic paper.  I think this clock is one of the prettiest diecuts ever as the design is so intricate.

The top layer is a sticker from the DCE collection.  Add some flowers, a pretty bow and you've got a great tag that could be made entirely from scraps.

I used a fussy cut image as the top layer on this tag and layered it onto a diecut frame. I diecut lace with Tim Holtz Crochet Lace dies for this tag. I love how delicate these cuts are.  I wanted to give some extra emphasis to the flowers so I placed a diecut medallion underneath.  The flowers really stand out against that dark background. 

How to Enter the Challenge

Create a vintage or shabby chic project and link it up to The Funkie Junkie Challenge Blog Challenge, Repeat Performance. The Design Team will choose their top four picks, with the winner being invited to be a guest designer in one of our Funkie Junkie Challenges. The other three winners will receive Top 3 badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into a draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Be sure to take a look at the creations of my talented teammates, you can see their creations here, at 
The Funkie Junkie Blog.

Supplies from The Funkie Junkie Boutique

Graphic 45 - Le Romantique Deluxe Collector's Edition
Graphic 45 - Staples - Regular Tag and Gears Dies
Graphic 45 - Staples - Square Tag and Clock Dies
Tim Holtz Thinlits Crochet Lace
Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8x8 Kraft Stock Paper Metallic 3 - Champagne/Onyx 
Sizzix 3-D Impresslits Embossing Folder - Burst  (I used the Medallion which is out of stock but this one is very similar)
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Pad - Tattered Rose


  1. Maggi, this is truly a lovely pair of tags! I love that you started with the throwaway packaging as your base and brought them to life with those pretty papers, lacy and intricate die cuts and flowers. These are beautiful!

    PS I started to make tags, too, and had saved a few from Tim Holtz packaging from Christmas gifts, but saw your's and knew I couldn't even come close to your gorgeous creative tags! :):) Hugs!

    1. Thanks so much Sara Emily!! I a sure your tags would have been gorgeous!

  2. You've captured so well the romantic feel of this theme with your tags. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

    1. Thank you Helen, I appreciate your comments.

  3. What a beautiful romantic shabby chic set of tags! These evoke a romantic old time glamorous Hollywood feel. Wonderful up-cycle of the original tag backings!

  4. Maggi, I am such a fan!! I have done this before and love how much more gorgeous your beautiful tags became under your talented hands!!


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