How to Graphic 45 Secret Garden Tag Album Insert

This tutorial will guide you through the steps for making this Secret Garden Tag Album insert for the Secret Garden Book Box. The album contains many fold outs and interactive element. Let's start!

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How to Graphic 45 Secret Garden Tag Album Insert
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I used the tags and binder ring that came in the kraft book box.  If you are making the album to stand alone, you will need 3 Graphic 45 Staples Standard Kraft Tags.

I used the tags and binder ring that came in the kraft book box. If you are making the album to stand alone, you will need 3 Graphic 45 Staples Standard Kraft Tags.

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Paint the edges and top of all the tags, front and back with Whisper chalk paint.  Let the tags dry.

Paint the edges and top of all the tags, front and back with Whisper chalk paint. Let the tags dry.

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Sand the edges of the tag to create a shabby chic finish.  then stamp all sides with a script stamp and Old Paper Distress Ink.  Let the ink dry before proceeding.

Sand the edges of the tag to create a shabby chic finish. then stamp all sides with a script stamp and Old Paper Distress Ink. Let the ink dry before proceeding.

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Cut 11" wide x 4 3/4" tall strip of blue patterned paper.  Score into even thirds every 3 5/8". Round corners with  1/4" corner rounder punch. Add 3" x 4 1/4" photo mounts.  Glue center panel to tag.

Cut 11" wide x 4 3/4" tall strip of blue patterned paper. Score into even thirds every 3 5/8". Round corners with 1/4" corner rounder punch. Add 3" x 4 1/4" photo mounts. Glue center panel to tag.

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Close the far right hand panel and add the image as shown here.

Close the far right hand panel and add the image as shown here.

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Close panel as seen here.  Cut a 7" x 4 5/8" panel of ivory cardstock.  Score at 3.5".  Round corners.  Glue on top of patterned paper.

Close panel as seen here. Cut a 7" x 4 5/8" panel of ivory cardstock. Score at 3.5". Round corners. Glue on top of patterned paper.

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Place bird stickers in opposite corners.

Place bird stickers in opposite corners.

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Decorate the front "cover" with the image.  Add chipboard and mini key.  Back "secret" sticker with cardstock and glue in place. Paint key hole with paint and attach.  Add flowers, trim, and ribbon.

Decorate the front "cover" with the image. Add chipboard and mini key. Back "secret" sticker with cardstock and glue in place. Paint key hole with paint and attach. Add flowers, trim, and ribbon.

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Flip to back side of tag.  Add patterned papers, sticker border, sticker sentiment and flowers. Cut a 1.75" x 6.5" strip of ivory card. Score every 2 1/8".  Accordion fold.  Decorate with paper scraps

Flip to back side of tag. Add patterned papers, sticker border, sticker sentiment and flowers. Cut a 1.75" x 6.5" strip of ivory card. Score every 2 1/8". Accordion fold. Decorate with paper scraps

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Glue the bottom section to the tag base to create a pull up folio.  Add small magnets to the back side to hold the folio closed.

Glue the bottom section to the tag base to create a pull up folio. Add small magnets to the back side to hold the folio closed.

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Glue patterned paper to the front side of tag #2.

Glue patterned paper to the front side of tag #2.

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Add a white doily.  I die cut one using a Prima die, but store bought is fine.

Add a white doily. I die cut one using a Prima die, but store bought is fine.

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Glue a border strip of paper on the bottom of the tag.

Glue a border strip of paper on the bottom of the tag.

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Cut out the bird image from a 4x6 card front.  Trim around the edges for extra interest.  Add buttons to the side and flowers to the base.  Add a word sticker below flowers.  Add burlap string bow.

Cut out the bird image from a 4x6 card front. Trim around the edges for extra interest. Add buttons to the side and flowers to the base. Add a word sticker below flowers. Add burlap string bow.

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Cut another 11" x 4.75" panel of patterned paper and score you did before. Run Scor-Tape across the middle of the back center panel and attach ivory ribbon.

Cut another 11" x 4.75" panel of patterned paper and score you did before. Run Scor-Tape across the middle of the back center panel and attach ivory ribbon.

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Flip tag 2 to the back side and glue the center panel to the tag base.  Decorate with words and stickers as seen here.

Flip tag 2 to the back side and glue the center panel to the tag base. Decorate with words and stickers as seen here.

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Close the right hand panel and add the image. Glue just the bottom edge of all stickers and images so that photos can slip behind.

Close the right hand panel and add the image. Glue just the bottom edge of all stickers and images so that photos can slip behind.

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Create another folio from ivory cardstock as you did on the first tag.  Add the sentiment.  Glue to the top of the folded folio that you just glued to the tag base.

Create another folio from ivory cardstock as you did on the first tag. Add the sentiment. Glue to the top of the folded folio that you just glued to the tag base.

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Tie the ribbon and slip the violet image beneath it.  Now. on to tag # 3!

Tie the ribbon and slip the violet image beneath it. Now. on to tag # 3!

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Add rectangle of purple print paper as shown here.  I only had a scrap, so it is a little short on the right.  No worries!

Add rectangle of purple print paper as shown here. I only had a scrap, so it is a little short on the right. No worries!

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Cut a piece of border and glue along the bottom.

Cut a piece of border and glue along the bottom.

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To fill in the gap, I punched a decorative edge on a matching piece of scrap and then glued it in place.  Problem solved!

To fill in the gap, I punched a decorative edge on a matching piece of scrap and then glued it in place. Problem solved!

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Add another doily, as shown here.  This is die cut, but again, you can use store bought.

Add another doily, as shown here. This is die cut, but again, you can use store bought.

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Trim around the calendar image so that it fits the tag. Glue in place.

Trim around the calendar image so that it fits the tag. Glue in place.

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Add a cluster of flowers and leaves.  Add fussy cut flowers from the signature page to the upper right corner of the tag.

Add a cluster of flowers and leaves. Add fussy cut flowers from the signature page to the upper right corner of the tag.

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Create a mini folio by scoring a 3" x 2" scrap of ivory card in half.  Top with an image from the stamp page.  Hold in place with a tiny clothespin.

Create a mini folio by scoring a 3" x 2" scrap of ivory card in half. Top with an image from the stamp page. Hold in place with a tiny clothespin.

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Flip to the back side of tag.  Cut  8" x 4.5" panel of yellow paper.  Add decorative punched edge to left side.   Score at 3 5/8"on the left. Right hand panel is 3" wide. Punch edge. Fold.

Flip to the back side of tag. Cut 8" x 4.5" panel of yellow paper. Add decorative punched edge to left side. Score at 3 5/8"on the left. Right hand panel is 3" wide. Punch edge. Fold.

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Add sticker on left.  Add strip of green paper to right.  Glue just the ends so that mini folios can be tucked beneath the edge.  Add punched strip to center of foliio. Add trim.

Add sticker on left. Add strip of green paper to right. Glue just the ends so that mini folios can be tucked beneath the edge. Add punched strip to center of foliio. Add trim.

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Decorate front of folio with daisy image, tucking banner flags cut from scraps beneath.  Add a little trim.  The tag album is now finished.

Decorate front of folio with daisy image, tucking banner flags cut from scraps beneath. Add a little trim. The tag album is now finished.

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Add tags to ring binder and tie assorted ivory ribbons to ring.  Tag album is now ready to go into the book box.

Add tags to ring binder and tie assorted ivory ribbons to ring. Tag album is now ready to go into the book box.

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