Thursday, May 26, 2016

Graphic 45 Farewell for Now!

Today is a sad day for me, as I say goodbye to being a Design Team member for Graphic 45. I still consider myself part of their family, so they aren't going to get rid of me easily, lol! It has been an amazing journey and I feel so honored and privileged to have been a part of this amazing company and group of talented ladies and gents.

I am not really saying goodbye, just "see you real soon"!

I will continue creating with this company's amazing and unique papers and can't wait to share more projects and tutorials in the near future!

Thank you, Graphic 45 and all my wonderful teamies, for this amazing experience! Good luck to all who continue on the team and best of luck to all the new, super talented team members joining! 

Here is a look back of a few projects I made during my G45 DT journey:

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Monday, May 16, 2016

World's Fair Inspirational Card with Tutorial

Happy Monday I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend :) It has been pretty gloomy here, so I am happy to share my bright and cheerful card today to help chase away the gloom. 

I am not usually a fan of orange, but I can’t seem to get enough of the fun, colorful and inspirational vibe of World’s Fair! I thought I would make a card, so that when a friend needed a pick me up, I would have the perfect card at the ready. I embraced the orange and even threw on a large orange flower for good measure. I’m in love!

Tip: Sometimes it’s fun and striking to cluster elements in one concentrated area leaving a lot of “white space” on the rest of the card.

Check out this step by step tutorial: How to Make an Inspirational Card Using Graphic 45 by Danielle Copley on Snapguide


World’s Fair:
Cardstock- White

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Enchanting Mini Album using Graphic 45 Enchanted Forest

Hello and welcome as always! I had made a boxed album base using my Boxed Album Cover and Stand Tutorial a while back and wasn’t sure where I wanted to go with it. The beautiful jewel tones of Enchanted Forest were perfect for my ‘royal’ boxed album. I love adding feet to really make it look like a trinket box from the outside, so it’s a fun surprise to find a mini album inside to store memories in photographs. The ATC Policy envelopes make the perfect storage for ticket stubs, extra photos, notes or any other small memorabilia you may want to add.

If you like you can check out my walkthrough of my album here:

Kraft Cardstock
Tim Holtz Arrow Turns
Small Metal Knobs
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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Mother's Day Box and Tag Mini

With Mother’s Day coming soon, I was inspired by the elegant ladies in A Ladies Diary Collection to make my mother a beautiful gift using a Staples ATC Book Box. I love how easy it is to put together a project with a Graphic 45 Staple and a Deluxe Edition Collection. The tag mini inside is the perfect size for inspirational quotes, tiny photos or coupons. I hope she likes it!

Graphic 45 Staples ATC Book Box
Graphic 45 Staples Ornate Keys
White Cardstock
Doily Edge Punch
Gina’s Designs Feather Chipboard
Chain Tassel
Foam Square

Check out the Graphic 45 blog for more inspiration from Belly Lau and her elegant Hat Box and Album. She even has a tutorial!

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Scraps of Spring Tag Mini Album

With Earth Day this month, I was inspired to make a tag album with bits and pieces of different collections that had a Spring feel for pictures I had taken on Easter. I wanted it to be super feminine and soft as I was making this as a keepsake for my daughter. Botanical Tea, Precious Memories, Sweet Sentiments and Gilded Lily all came into play for this little mini!

Tip 1: Don’t throw away your precious Graphic 45 paper scraps. Graphic 45 Collections, new and old, blend well with each other and just a little of this and that can be just enough for the perfect project.

Tip 2: When blending the different collections, I loved various embellishments, but the images didn’t quite “go’, so I tucked the pocket/tag/chipboard behind another element just enough to hide what I didn’t want shown but far enough out to show a pretty border and add dimension and shape to the page.

Below I have a video tour and photos :)

Birds of a Feather, Herbal Infusion,
Sweet Sentiments 12x12:
Easter Greetings, Spring has Sprung
Precious Memories Tags and Pockets
Precious Memories Journaling Chipboard
Gilded Lily Tags and Pockets
May Art Ribbon
Prima Flowers: Valentina, Helena
Corner rounder
Border Punch
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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Up-Cycled Retro Cassette Tape Mini Album using Graphic 45's Communique

Happy Tuesday! Things have been crazy in my sphere, but I made time to make a little project that I am in love with!

In preparation for a move, I was reorganizing the garage and came across some old cassette tapes. I thought it would be fun to show them to \pmy kids and then toss them, but before tossing them it popped into my head that I should save them for a crafty project yet to be determined. Coincidentally, this month celebrates Earth Day and I figured now was the time to give those old cassettes a new life. Communique was the perfect collection to use with these cassettes tapes as mini album covers. I made little pocket pages and some tags for them using Graphic 45 Staples packaging. So, if you are intrigued and have some old cassettes stashed away or can find some at a thrift store,  I have a snapguide tutorial to help you construct your very own #uniquepapercrafting project!

Tip 1: Tie your album and pages together slightly loose to allow some room for adding tags and embellishments.

Tip 2: Can’t find cassettes in the right base color? Paint them! Clear ones would be super fun, too!

Graphic 45 Staples packaging tags
May Arts Ribbon
Black Paint

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