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Graphic 45 Vintage Hollywood album and storage box

Hello friends, we are currently in Movie award’s season with the Emmy’s happening this past week and the Oscars at the end of the month, this inspired me to create my latest completed project: a Graphic 45 Vintage Hollywood photo album and an altered box to store it.

Vintage Hollywood is hands down one of my favorite collections ever from Graphic 45, with all of the amazing vintage movie graphics that speak to my movie lover’s heart.

For this project I knew I had to go all out and create a big album to make justice to the gorgeous papers. Also created a coordinating altered box to store my album.

Let’s start with the box, for this project I used an old box from my pantry and altered using papers from the collection, die cuts and metal embellishments.

The gorgeous papers from the collection made this box super easy to do.

The box has a flap with magnets to keep the album accessible but secure.

I wanted the box to resemble a vintage trunk, so I added a handle made out of cardstock, hold together with brads to achieve the look.

For the album I used chipboard and cream cardstock as a base to create my pages. The album measures 61/2″ x 81/2″  and its full of interactive pages with pockets and flaps.

I also altered a Graphic 45 policy envelope to have extra storage for photos.

For the cover I used the images from one of the 4×6 ephemera cards. I loved the photo of the couple embracing and just framed with a die to accentuate it.

The whole album is full of fuzzy cut images to create dimension to the pages.

I am absolutely in love with all the ephemera cards from this collection. They are outstanding!

I love my album and plan to use it for photos from an Oscar viewing dinner party that I am hosting at the end of the month. Stay tuned for photos from the party and the decorations I am planning to make using papers also from this collection. Please visit my YouTube channel to watch the video for this project.

Thank you so much for reading!

 

 

Graphic 45 Materials:

Vintage Hollywood 12×12 paper pad

Vintage Hollywood ephemera card

Graphic 45 square policy envelopes

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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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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