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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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DIY party decor using Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe collection

Hello everybody! Spring is in full swing now, the weather is nice, the grass is greener and there are flowers popping everywhere!  Today I wanted to share a quick post on how to use paper crafts to make party decor for all of those events that usually happen this time of year: Bridal showers, Mother’s Day, graduations,birthdays or any other type of celebration.

I recently hosted a little brunch at home and used papers from the Floral Shoppe collection to make it a little extra special.

I started by simply typing a menu  of the food that I was serving and matted it with papers from the collection, then used those to decorate my plate settings.

I then used a scallop die and strips of papers from the collection to make cupcake wrappers. Perfect project to use those scraps of papers left from another project.

For my last project I used a 3″ circle punch to make coasters to decorate my table further. This was super easy to do, I just cut a few circles of the papers and then backed them up with chipboard for extra support.

I firmly believe is not what it cost to make something but the attention and love you put into it. Hoping this post give you some inspiration to use your beautiful Graphic 45 papers to create beautiful decor for your next party.

 

Materials:

Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe papers

 

Thank you for reading. I will see you soon with more projects!

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Graphic 45 Twelve Days of Christmas Recipe Box

Hello friends and Happy Holidays! We are now in the rush of  the holiday season and looking for those last minute gifts to give to our family and friends. I wanted to share this super easy project: A recipe box to hold all of your family recipes made with the Twelve Days of Christmas collection from Graphic 45. I hope that it will give you inspiration to create your own to give out or even to keep one for yourself.

To create my little box I used chipboard as a base. I wanted the box to be of a specific size ( 5 1/2″ x 3″ x 2 1/2″) to be able to hold the Graphic 45 square tags. If you prefer you can easily make your own at any desired size.

I then decorated my box using papers and fuzzy cut images from the collection.

I also wanted to include 3D items to decorate my box. I made Poinsettias out of red cardstock paper and used die cut items like leaves to give my box more texture. I also used a set of mini Pinecones and Berries that I purchased at my local craft store.

The base of my box has a set of four Graphic 45 antique brass claw feet metal embellishments as I wanted to make sure that my box will stand in the kitchen counter.

For the actual recipe cards I used decorated Graphic 45 square tags. I love using tags they are so easy to decorate!

I labeled my tags with the numbers 1 thru 12. I wanted to include 12 recipes to make during Christmas.

I tied different ribbons on the top of the tags to make them more festive.

Here are some of the decorated tags.

Day One:

Day Two:

Day Four:

Day Six:

In the back of the tag I inserted my typed recipes. Do not worry if you don’t have heirloom family recipes.  I also used some of the ones that come in magazines or the ones you can get free at the supermarket. Those will look awesome too!

Giving out a handmade gift is so special. I truly believe that it is not what the gift cost but the attention and love that you put into it.

I hope that you have the most amazing holiday season! I will see you soon with more projects.

 

Materials:

Graphic 45 Twelve Days of Christmas collection

Graphic 45 antique brass claw feet

Graphic 45 square tags

 

 

 

 

 

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Altered Frames Using the Graphic 45 Winter Wonderland Collection

Hello everyone, and Happy Holidays! It’s the end of November and the holidays are fast approaching! It is finally time to start getting the presents ready to give out to our families and friends. In this post I wanted to share a quick and very inexpensive project that is a great gift to give out during this upcoming holiday season: altered frames using the Graphic 45 Winter Wonderland collection.

The idea came about when I saw these chipboard frames at my local Michael’s store. And to my surprise they were only $1.00! I picked up a few to alter into a mixed media project.

Step One:

I painted my frames using regular craft paints. I picked black and gold colors as my base to make the images pop out more.

Step two:

I used gesso, stencils and other mixed media mediums to add dimension my frames.

Step three:

I used fuzzy cut images from the collection to decorate my frames. As you can see the Poinsettias are my absolute favorite image from this collection.

Step four:

I adhered all my images using foam tape to add extra dimension.

Step Five:

I added other elements like wood pieces, gold stems and die cut leaves to add extra interest.

And here is the finished product!

I loved the result so much that created two different ones to give out as presents. I still can not decide yet which one is my favorite. For the first one I added a peace wood sign.

And for the second, I used a Merry Christmas wood shape.

In no time I had both my frames ready to give out as presents and they cost barely nothing! Thank you so much for reading and I will see you soon with more projects.

Happy Holidays!

Materials:

Graphic 45 Winter Wonderland paper collection

Chipboard Frames (Michaels)

Gesso and mediums (Prima)

 

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