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Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells Halloween Album

Hello and happy Halloween in advance! I wanted to share my latest completed project: a redo of my Steampunk Spells Halloween album.

This project has a little bit of a sad story. About five years ago I completed a different album using this collection, which was one of my most cherished albums. One day the album suffered water damage while stored in my original craft room. I was devastated, but still kept the album and decided to one day return it to its glory. This past year after becoming Brand Ambassador for Graphic 45 I finally decided to redo my album, but it was a little complicated. The Steampunk Spells collection is now retired, very popular, and hard to find, but I was able to find a few papers from the collection from a seller online, and then added some other papers from my stash to start the process of making my album again.

Luckily for me the cover of the album was barely damaged and just by using some extra fuzzy cut pieces it was completed. I just had to refresh some of the images that I had used as charms on the spine.

Now the inside pages were in bad shape so I had to start making them almost from scratch. At first I watched the original video of how my album was made and tried to replicate it. Almost immediately I had to change strategy and begin with a new set of pages, as I noticed how much my techniques had changed throughout the years.

I started adding flaps, inserts and pockets. Little by little my album started taking shape.

It is always the amazing Graphic 45 images that get my imagination going.

I did a lot of fuzzy cutting on this album, and most of the images are mounted on chipboard to get different dimensions.

Nowadays there are also more products available that made the making of these albums easier. For my pockets I made different tags with the new die tag sets from Graphic 45. Each tag is different and special on its own.

I just used simple images cut from the papers and mounted them on chipboard.

The Halloween tittle I made using a cut from my Silhouette.

It hard to show on the pictures but these tags are three dimensional. Every element has its own level.

Each tag is stored in different pages and pockets through the album.

Sometimes they do double duty and help to secure my pages.

In no time my album was completed and luckily I still have the original pictures saved in my computer so I can reprint them again.

I hope that you liked this project and I wish you a Happy Halloween in advance!

 

Materials used:

Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells Collection (retired)

Graphic 45 regular tag set die (Regular die set)

Graphic 45 square tag die (Square die set)

Polka dot paper (Joann)

 

Thank you so much for reading.

 

 

 

 

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Graphic 45 Typography mini album

Hello everyone, I am so happy to share with you my latest completed project: a mini album using the amazing Typography collection from Graphic 45.

The typography collection is one of the first paper pads I got from Graphic 45. I just love everything about this collection: its vibrant colors, the images, and the quotes that speak to my crafty heart.

I finally decided to cut into its gorgeous papers and make a mini album to document my journey as Brand Ambassador for Graphic 45.

The album is made out of chipboard, and it measures 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″. For the inside pages I used Kraft color cardstock as a base, and used the hidden hinge binding method to hold the pages together. On the cover I used an image from the collection that I backed with two layers of chipboard to make it the focal point of the cover.

I wanted to use some charms to decorate the spine, but when I saw some of the gorgeous mini images in the collection, I thought it was way better to make my own.  I just used fuzzy cut pieces and added Tim Holtz glossy accents to them, a few pieces of metal chains were enough to attach them to the side of the album.

To keep my mini album securely closed ,I made a flap with two layers of papers and used magnets to adhere it to the back of the album.

The inside pages are full of interactive flaps, pockets and inserts using just the various papers from the collection.

 

 

I also made magnetic flaps that will hold my photos or ephemeras in place.

Putting together all of the interior pages was so easy. No matter what type of paper I used they all complemented one another perfectly.

As decoration for my pages I also used the amazing Graphic 45 Typography washi tape. I simply love the different quotes that you can get in one roll of tape.

I know I am gonna treasure this mini album forever. I am going to keep inside fo it photos of my projects and document the stories of this year as Brand Ambassador for Graphic 45. I hope that you have liked it!

Materials used:

Graphic 45 typography 8×8 paper pad (Retired)

Graphic 45 Washi tape set  Staples-washi tape set

Kraft color cardstock (Recollections)

Glossy accents (Tim Holtz)

Metal chain (Hobby Lobby)

 

Thank you so much for reading!

 

 

 

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Disney Animal Kingdom file folder using Graphic 45 Safari Adventure

Hello everyone, I am very happy to share with you my second project using the Graphic 45 Safari Adventure collection! Here’s a file folder full of photos from a recent trip to Disney, specifically to one of my favorite parks: Animal Kingdom.

This Disney trip was a birthday surprise from my daughters, and boy you can say that I had a blast! I had so much fun that the same weekend I sat down and made this project to hold my photos so I could remember every fun moment.

For this project I used a Tim Holtz file folder. I love using Tim Holtz file folders to document quick trips or events from which I don’t have a lot of pictures, but that deserve their own special project.

Of course right away I knew what paper collection I wanted to use for this project: the amazing Graphic 45 Safari Adventure. This paper collection was just the perfect match for my photos.

The cover of the folder was just decorated with a 3×4 ephemera card from the collection and some fuzzy cut flowers and other images. I also used paper flowers, raffia and mesh to add dimension.

The inside pages are made with different flaps that create a cascading effect when seen together.

Each inside page is very different from the other. Each one has a theme depending on the photo or photos that they hold.

Sometimes the photos are the main attraction.

 

 

On other pages the fuzzy cut images are the focal point.

I love documenting in my albums. I love going back and reading what I was feeling at the moment the picture was taken. It is definitely so true when you say that every image has its story.

 

If you are not a fan of your own handwriting like I am, you don’t have to stress over it. Sometimes I type my journal entries and then just I attach them with adhesive.

I also used lots of tags and floral ephemera as decor.

 

But the images from the collection seem to steal the spotlight all the time.

This project was so quick and easy to do, that now I am planning to do versions of it for all the Disney parks. I will see you soon with more new projects and posts!

 

Materials:

Graphic 45  Safari Adventure collection

Graphic 45 Safari Adventure ephemera pack

Tim Holtz medium file folder

Black, cream and Kraft color cardstock

 

Thank you once again for reading!

 

 

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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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