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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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Mother’s Day Gifts with Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe Collection

First, I want to wish a Happy Mother’s day to all of you amazing women! Second, I want to share great news: I recently became Brand Ambassador for Graphic 45 and I couldn’t be more excited and inspired to begin creating new projects! As soon as I heard the news I headed to my craft room and was so inspired. In no time, I already had a few projects completed. Mother’s Day is fast approaching so I wanted to share some projects and ideas for those of you still looking for gifts for that special mother in your life. For these projects I used the magnificent Floral Shoppe collection from Graphic 45.

The easiest way to spoil mom on that day is to get her day started with breakfast in bed. It doesn’t have to be a complicated affair. I used a simple tray, a stack of  pancakes and coffee or tea for her. The details are what make this special, so I added her favorite flower and a decorated candle to make it pretty for her.

I decorated the candle using a strip of paper from the collection and made the Mom cut with my silhouette using gold paper. A savings tip is look for candles that are on clearance in stores to make them look pretty.

What a difference a simple label can make!

For my second gift, I found these beautiful set of earrings and of course, I had to make the packaging more personal.

I made a simple square using the paper collection and matted it on chipboard to hold the earrings. The box was plain and boring so it also needed a makeover. Using just ribbon, paper and a strip of tulle did the trick.

Of course I had to make a card to tell mom how special she is! The card was super easy to make just using cream cardstock as the base, ribbon, mini flowers and papers from the collection.

I made the Mom sign with my silhouette with gold paper and used gold ink to accentuate the mini flowers.

The day I finished the card was a beautiful day outside, so I went to my garden to take pictures, which gave me more inspiration.

I made a second card and discovered more ideas for gifts: plants and gardening tools, those will be a great gifts to give to mom too.  Saving tips: the planters are inexpensive terracotta pots that I painted with acrylic paints, the succulents are from Michaels ( 50% off sale) and the gardening tools are from the Dollar Tree Store for 99 cents each. I’m sure mom will love this set for her garden!

But the most important part is to give her your love.

Happy Mother’s day to all you mothers, and looking forward for this upcoming year of crafting with the amazing Graphic 45 team.

See you all in the next post,

 

Materials used:

Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe collection pack

Cream cardstock (Recollections/Michaels)

Gold foil paper (Recollections/Michaels)

Pink Ribbon

Mini pink flowers (Ali Express)

 

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