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Graphic 45 Safari Adventure Mini Album

Hello everyone, I am so happy to share my latest completed project: a mini album using the Safari Adventure collection from Graphic 45. I made this mini album for the purpose of holding photos of our latest trip to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park. I really felt that this collection was the perfect match for my photos, and of course it was a lot of fun to make.

As usual with most of my projects, this mini album is made out of chipboard and consists of two pieces: the outside container which is an altered box and the actual mini album.

For the cover I went a little wild and fuzzy cut the awesome images from the collection and created this fantasy world full of creatures from the jungle.

For the cover I wanted the focus to be the gorgeous image of the tiger, so even though I already mounted all my elements on chipboard, I padded the tiger with three layers to make him pop.

The sides of the box are decorated with animal print papers from the collection. I also used a metal lion head embellishment as a decor piece. He does double duty, as he serves as a level to open the box.

The inside mini album is also made out of chipboard. The cover was made with a 4×6 ephemera card from the collection mounted on chipboard as decor.

On the side of the mini I used burlap fabric and a vintage button to complete the look.

The inside pages were so easy to create by just mixing all of the gorgeous papers from the collection.

The first page has a chipboard frame that can hold either an ephemera card or 4×6 photos.

I made lots of flaps decorated with the amazing images and the matching ephemera cards.

I also added pockets and envelopes to hold my tickets and mementos.

Completed with decorated inserts with fuzzy cut images from the collection.

I am hoping that you guys like this project as much as I did. I had so much fun making this mini album, that I already have project number two made with this paper collection completed and ready to share in my next post. I hope to see you real soon then!

 

Materials:

Graphic 45  Safari Adventure collection

Graphic 45 Safari Adventure ephemera pack

Graphic 45 metal embellishment

Black, cream and kraft cardstock

Burlap fabric

 

Thank you so much for reading!

 

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Graphic 45 Imagine Mini Album

Hello friends! I am so excited to share my latest project with you all, a new mini album that I created using the amazing collection from Graphic 45: Imagine.

This is the newest collection just released from Graphic 45 and I couldn’t wait to start working with it!

As soon as I saw this collection I immediately fell in love with it. It has a steampunk vibe, but also has soft and feminine touches.

As usual with Graphic 45 collections, there is always a signature paper that sets the tone for the entire collection. The one for this collection that really got my attention was the one with the full faced steampunk woman. I definitely wanted that paper to be the focal point of my album.

The completed album size was 9/12″ by 7 1/2″. I used a hidden binding method to hold the pages and black ribbon on the side for closure.

For my cover, I used mixed media products like heavy gesso, metallic paints and glitter to create a background.  After that I added all the fuzzy cut images in different layers to create dimension, using chipboard and foam tape.

I added florals and metal touches to continue with the steampunk feel.

I fuzzy cut lots of butterflies from one of the papers from the collection and glued them onto the page only from the center of their bodies to give them movement. I wanted to create the illusion that all the butterflies were flying off of the page.

This paper collection has the most amazing floral images I have seen in a while. If you know me, you know that floral papers are my favorites – and this collection, in just one sheet of paper has enough florals to decorate your whole album.

I made a frame for my first interior page and used some of those florals to decorate it.

The rest of the album was completed with lots of pockets and flaps to hold my photos.

I made tags for each one of the pockets using regular size tags from Graphic 45. Making each tag different from the other was a breeze using the coordinating ephemera cards from the collection.

I wanted to create a whimsical page in the center of the album and the flying balloons images inspired me to do a pop up page that is so much fun to look at.

I used the stripped blue paper from the collection for the background, and mounted each balloon image on different levels to create the illusion of the sky.

Here is a view of the side of the album, decorated with more images from the collection.

And one more view from the front.

I hope that you guys like this mini album. I will see you soon with more projects.

 

Materials:

Graphic 45 Imagine 12×12 collection pack

Graphic 45 Imagine Ephemera Cards

Graphic 45 Regular Tags

Large buttercream flowers and metals (49 & Market)

Small cream flowers (Ali Express)

Metal Wings (Ali Express)

Metal gears (Tim Holtz)

Black ribbon (Hobby Lobby)

 

Thank you for reading!

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Graphic 45 Sunkissed Summer Mini Album

Summer is finally here! The temperatures are rising, school is out, vacation started and there’s nothing better than spending a nice sunny day at the beach or by the pool with a nice refreshing drink. To document all the fun of my summer adventures, I created a fun mini album using the new Graphic 45 Sun Kissed collection.

This new Graphic 45 collection is simply stunning. The blue, green, orange and yellow colors are just perfect for summer.

For the cover, I used the signature page from the collection. And of course, I had to modify it by fuzzy cutting elements and creating my own background with different mediums like paints, gessos, distress inks, sand texture paste, and glitter to create the illusion of the bottom of the sea.

I also added to the cover different florals from the Recollections brand, netting and twine to make a 3D effect.

I wanted to use a small corked vial from Tim Holtz that I filled with glitter and added the “message in a bottle” printed sign. I thought that this was such a fun element.

I used burlap fabric on the side of the album for decoration. I also used a combination of different ribbons and a little sea horse charm from Hobby Lobby.

For the construction of the album, I used chipboard for the outside and the hidden binding system for the interior pages. For the closure, I used a vintage gold button and elastic thread to the keep the album secure.

The final size of the outside cover is  7 x 9 1/2 inches and the inside pages are 6 1/2 X 9 inches.

Making the inside of the album was the easiest part. The papers combine so well that you can create pages in no time.

I made lots of inserts and tabbed flaps to add interest.

I loved fuzzy cutting elements from the paper collection to create pockets to hold inserts for my photos.

I made frames using the papers from the collection. To make them sturdier, I used chipboard for reinforcement.

They are mostly decorated with fuzzy cut flowers from my favorite papers from the collection. The images were impossible to resist and I had to fuzzy cut them all!

I had a blast working with this collection, and I am sure it is going to be filled with awesome memories from this summer.

Thank you so much for reading. See you in the next post!

 

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Welcome to the Floral Shoppe

I am obsessed with the new Floral Shoppe collection from Graphic 45. I have always being a fan of floral papers for my projects, so as soon as I saw this collection I knew it was gonna be a favorite of mine. Looking at these gorgeous images brought me so much inspiration that in no time I had several projects lined up right away. For the first, I knew I had to create a real Floral Shoppe miniature box with an album to match, in order to give due justice to the papers. Here is the completed project:

floral shop album

The album was made out of chipboard and then covered with black cardstock. I started with a simple rectangular shaped box, then I added the awning, door and the window display. The fabulous papers from the collection brought it to another level.

I used paper roses from Recollections and fuzzy cut images to decorate the box. I also made the Floral Shoppe sign with my Silhouette and used different stickers from the collection to complete the decor.

I made a set of floral containers for the front of the store using black cardstock, then painted them with my watercolor paints to create a patina effect. I then added paper flowers and fuzzy cut images as a background.

The display window and the door were super easy to do just using cardstock and clear acetate. I used a sticker from the collection as a welcome mat and printed a miniature sign to say: come in, we’re open!

I wanted the box to be pretty, but functional too! It actually houses an entire album to hold photos inside. I created an opening flap and used  a magnetized closure to keep the album secure.

For the album I also used chipboard and then went crazy using fuzzy cut images from the gorgeous flowers. I used a wood frame from Michael’s which I painted gold. Later, I want to put a photo on the inside of the frame.

The album is interactive with lots of pockets, flaps and inserts to add interest.

I wanted the papers to be the main attraction in the album. For this page I created a waterfall insert, and used the papers and stickers to decorate.

But I could not resist fuzzy cutting the images and using them in the different inserts of the album.

It was a lot of fun trying to mix and match the different floral patterns from the papers. This collection is definitely a must buy.

I’m hoping that you liked this post and that it brought you lots of inspiration. See you soon with another project!

 

Materials used:

 

Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe collection pack

Large/medium Flowers (Recollections/Michaels)

Mini pink flowers (Ali Express)

Chipboard

Wood frame (Michaels)

Magnets (Ebay)

Black Cardstock ( Recollections/ Michaels)

Gold foil paper (Recollections /Michaels)

Small Dots paper (Darice/Joanns)

 

 

 

 

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