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Graphic 45 Winter Wonderland Christmas Folio

Hello and Happy Holidays, I want to share with you a Christmas project made with the Winter Wonderland collection from Graphic 45. This collection is just so pretty, simple with its Scandinavian influences that it has become one of my favorite Graphic 45 Christmas collections. I wanted to create a folder with the same design I used for my Summer project ( DIY Folio Tutorial ) but this time with a Christmas theme.

For this folio I used as a base a cereal box  (I explain the whole process how to make one on the tutorial post) and used a combination of papers from the collection to create lots of flaps and pockets to have plenty of room for my Christmas photos.

For the cover I did a simple design, as I like to store my folios standing up in a basket. But I wanted it to look like a Christmas present, so I added a festive red bow and golden bells to the the flap.

I used a die to add texture to the black cover and gold wax to accentuate it.

For the inside pages I followed the same design of the Summer folio, I love how different it looks with the papers from this collection.

I did not have all the papers from the collection to work with, so I used coordinating cardstock  to make pockets and photomats. I added fuzzy cut images and dies to make them match.

As you know I love altering Graphic 45 tags. For this project I used two as closure to my main side of the project.

The tags are just so much fun to make. I used fuzzy cut images and chipboard to create dimension.

I really love how festive this project looks.

 

Materials used:

Graphic 45 Winter Wonderland collection

Graphic 45 regular square tags

Bazzill cardstock  in colors Avocado and classic red

Recollections Black cardstock (Michaels)

Red Ribbon (Hobby Lobby)

 

Thank you so much for visiting and I want to wish all a happy holiday season.

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Graphic 45 Christmas Fun and Easy Envelope Mini Album

Happy Holidays to you all! I can not believe December is just a few days away and that we are in the beginning of the busy holiday season. I wanted to start this holiday crafty season with a project that was super easy to make but really fun: An envelope mini album using Christmas papers from Graphic 45.

This project was completed in just a couple hours and using very simple steps.

First step is to pick the desired papers for your project. You can use any collection, or you can mix and match collections. For this project I used papers from the Christmas Magic collection (Patterns & solids paper pad).

I used the 1-2-3 envelope Punch from We R Memory Keepers to make my envelopes. If you do not have the punch you can trace and cut any envelope you have or you can use already made envelopes to make your album.

2. Cut your papers depending the desired size of your album. Following the instructions I trimmed my papers to 10 1/2″  x  10 1/2″ to make envelopes 5 1/2 ” x 7 1/2 ” size.

Step three attach the flaps of each envelope into the opening of the other to create your book.

Attach as many envelopes as you would like and the use the last flap as binding for you book.

And just as simple as that you have a completed book. Then comes the fun part decorate your pages.

I made photo mats that will fit on the open side of the envelope and decorated the flat envelope page with stickers from the Christmas Magic collection.

I used minimal decorations as I want my photos to be the star of the album.

I hope that you guys like this simple project. I will see you soon with more projects.

 

Materials used:

Graphic 45 Christmas Magic 12 x 12 Patterns and solids paper pad

Graphic 45 Christmas Magic stickers

1-2-3 We R Memory Keepers Envelope punch board

 

Thank you for reading!

Glenys

 

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Maggie Holmes Heritage Mini Album

Hello everyone, I am very happy to be here again to share a new completed project: A Maggie Holmes mini album using her new Heritage collection.

I really love this new collection, is very different from how her usual collections are. But I love the muted colors and the vintage feel to it.

As soon as I got my hands on the collection, I knew I wanted to create a vintage mini, that resembled those heirloom albums that our grandmas used to make.

But of course I still had a lot of fun making pockets, fussy cutting flowers and butterflies.

For the interactive pages of my mini, I added pockets and flaps that hold photo mats, ephemera pieces and envelopes that I made using papers from the collection.

I also created frames for my photos using my dies and chipboard.

Here are some of my favorite pages:

I had a lot of fun working with this collection. I can’t wait to start adding the photos from my family into it.

Please visit my YouTube channel for a video of the project.

 

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Halloween mini album using just one paper from your collections

I love creating mini albums, cards and decor for my home using my paper collections, especially during the holidays. I know it is only early September, but I love Halloween and plan to create as many spooky projects as possible this year. I hope you will join me, I think it is gonna be so much fun. Let’s start with project one: a tiny mini album using just one sheet of paper.

Last week while looking thru my stash of Holiday papers, I found one that I loved but only had one sheet! so I challenged myself to make a cute project with minimal supplies: One paper from the collection and some sheets of coordinating carstock. I even used scraps of cardstock that I had left over from other projects.

For this project I used one sheet of the A place In Time collection from Graphic 45 (October Cut-Aparts) I just love the vintage Halloween images from it.

Then I picked three coordinating sheets of cardstock colors to use: black, orange and purple.

And here is the result was a tiny but fun Halloween mini album. But don’t be fooled by its size it still have plenty of room to add lots of photos.

Here are some of the inside pages:

As embellishment for my project I only needed to use fussy cut images from the collection. I love that one image even had a journaling spot.

Adding flaps and pockets to my mini gave me plenty of room to add photos and journaling.

 

I just love how this project turned out and how easy was to make. Next time I am not going to hesitate and use those single papers to create projects.

Thank you so much for reading, I hope I will see you very soon for another project.

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