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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!



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!



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.



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)


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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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