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Graphic 45 Winter Wonderland Christmas Folio

Hello and Happy Holidays, I want to share with you a Christmas project made with the Winter Wonderland collection from Graphic 45. This collection is just so pretty, simple with its Scandinavian influences that it has become one of my favorite Graphic 45 Christmas collections. I wanted to create a folder with the same design I used for my Summer project ( DIY Folio Tutorial ) but this time with a Christmas theme.

For this folio I used as a base a cereal box  (I explain the whole process how to make one on the tutorial post) and used a combination of papers from the collection to create lots of flaps and pockets to have plenty of room for my Christmas photos.

For the cover I did a simple design, as I like to store my folios standing up in a basket. But I wanted it to look like a Christmas present, so I added a festive red bow and golden bells to the the flap.

I used a die to add texture to the black cover and gold wax to accentuate it.

For the inside pages I followed the same design of the Summer folio, I love how different it looks with the papers from this collection.

I did not have all the papers from the collection to work with, so I used coordinating cardstock  to make pockets and photomats. I added fuzzy cut images and dies to make them match.

As you know I love altering Graphic 45 tags. For this project I used two as closure to my main side of the project.

The tags are just so much fun to make. I used fuzzy cut images and chipboard to create dimension.

I really love how festive this project looks.

 

Materials used:

Graphic 45 Winter Wonderland collection

Graphic 45 regular square tags

Bazzill cardstock  in colors Avocado and classic red

Recollections Black cardstock (Michaels)

Red Ribbon (Hobby Lobby)

 

Thank you so much for visiting and I want to wish all a happy holiday season.

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Maggie Holmes Heritage Mini Album

Hello everyone, I am very happy to be here again to share a new completed project: A Maggie Holmes mini album using her new Heritage collection.

I really love this new collection, is very different from how her usual collections are. But I love the muted colors and the vintage feel to it.

As soon as I got my hands on the collection, I knew I wanted to create a vintage mini, that resembled those heirloom albums that our grandmas used to make.

But of course I still had a lot of fun making pockets, fussy cutting flowers and butterflies.

For the interactive pages of my mini, I added pockets and flaps that hold photo mats, ephemera pieces and envelopes that I made using papers from the collection.

I also created frames for my photos using my dies and chipboard.

Here are some of my favorite pages:

I had a lot of fun working with this collection. I can’t wait to start adding the photos from my family into it.

Please visit my YouTube channel for a video of the project.

 

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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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Graphic 45 By The Sea double cascade pop up folio

Hello everyone, I am still in full Summer mode and wanted to share a quick project for you using the amazing By the Sea collection from Graphic 45: A double cascade folio with a pop up page.

This is my third Summer project this year, but this time I wanted a simpler one that would not take me a long time to make, especially now that I want to spend as much time outside enjoying the sun.

Using chipboard and papers from the collection I created a fun folio that stores tons of photos. I was inspired by a metal anchor that I found in the Target dollar spot. I thought that was the perfect touch for this nautical inspired collection.

To create the cover I took a mixed media approach and used different mediums and papers from the collection. As closure for the folio I dyed seam binding in different shades of blue to match.

For the inside I made three different flaps. First opening has a double pocket with two different photo mats.

Second opening has cascade flaps in both sides and a center page with another double pocket.

Any combination of the papers from the collection will give you gorgeous results.

The center pocket has a hidden pop up page underneath, I made this just for fun.

I pop up the image of the two kids playing in the sand and used other images to create a beach/ocean scene.

I was pleasantly surprised at how many photos I was able to fit in this easy to make folio.

I still have one more Summer project to share, before starting with Fall/Holiday projects. Stay tuned!

Please visit my YouTube channel for a video of this project.

 

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