Monday, February 04, 2013

CHA Reveal - Graphic 45

If you are looking for the Hampton Art Reveal, please scroll down!

Each year for CHA, Graphic 45 asks the Design Team to make one special project to be displayed together at the booth. This year we were asked to make a tag using Graphic 45 Staples and only papers with a black, kraft, and cream color scheme.

I was told to make a "small tag" for my project., so I used one of the new Regular Tag Album Staples for my tag base.

The Graphic 45 Staples collection contains wonderful products to work with! I used eight (8) different Staples. Can you find them all?

I created a flower with the Trim and Chipboard Button Staples. I did not sew the lace flower together. I simply used Scor-tape to fold it round and then glued the button to the top!

I painted the Metal Butterfly Staples with white gesso, and then stamped over the top with French Country stamps and black ink. The butterfly's body is a Chipboard Button and Stamped Metal Brad Staples.

I clipped on some postage images with a Metal Clothespins Staples. To make the word "timeless" stand out, I rubbed the pin with white gesso, and then I buffed it off. The gesso stayed in the impression, highlighting the text.

I tucked Ornate Metal Key Hole and Key Staples among the flowers.

And that is EIGHT Staples on one tag!
I had a blast looking for the perfect papers in the color scheme, and then seeing how many Staples I could add and still have a cohesive art piece! I have to say, I really love how it turned out!

Graphic 45 Staples:
Regular Tag Album Staples
Chipboard Buttons
Metal Butterflies
Stamped Metal Brads
Ornate Metal Key Holes
Ornate Metal Keys
Metal Clothespins

Graphic 45 papers:
French Market: Bon Appetit, Montage
Kraft Reflections: Glimpse of Paris, Elusive Wings
Olde Curiosity Shoppe: Optical Oddities
Curtain Call: Tour De France

 Graphic 45 Stamps:
French Market

Ink: Clearsnap Colorbox Archival Wicked Black; Clearsnap Colorbox Chalk Creamy Brown, Dark Brown
Ribbon and twine: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Other: white gesso
Adhesive: Scotch 3M tape; Beacon Fabri-tac; Aleene's Tacky Glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares; Scor-tape


  1. Wauw this is sooo beautiful.

  2. Wow - I loved what you made with the clothes pin and gesso. Will so scrap lift that:)

  3. What a gorgeous combo of elements!!

  4. Oh so gorgeous!!! LOVE the papers!!

  5. I love this tag! Wonderful job. You did one little thing that I've seen many others choose not to do and I've always thought if they'd only would look so much better. I'm talking about the cut edge of your postage stamp designs. Many designers just cut them and leave the edge straight. That little cut, whether you did it with shape scissors or a hole punch looks great! Unless the product comes cut like that? I think most of the time I'm seeing fussy cuts from A Place in Time like that (that are left straight and need to be edged). Anyways, great job.

  6. WOW!!
    So beautiful!
    Love all the details Gloria!

  7. Fabulous tag Gloria. All those staples and elements perfectly blended together. Fabulous!! ox Marg

  8. Ooh Gloria - it's AMAZING girl :)

  9. gloria this is a blockbuster and you have done a wonderful job with the embellishment clusters
    ava g

  10. ooo haaaa this is so gorgeous Gloria, love it :)

  11. Yum! this is full of all kinds of goodies!! love it :)

  12. Beautiful tag full of yummy goodness!...Nancy :o)