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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 2019 Brand Ambassador Audition

 

Graphic 45 Princess Nursery Decor and Album

Glenys Vidal

 

This post is my submission for the 2019 Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador audition. As you all know, I have been a G45 Brand Ambassador for the past year and would love to continue to be on the team to create more projects to share with you all! For your consideration, I created two beautiful projects using the amazing Princess collection: DIY nursery decor and a matching album.

 

I was so inspired when I saw the Princess collection. It reminded me of when my daughters were about to be born, and how I wanted to decorate their room.

For every mother their daughter is a little princess, that is why this paper collection is so perfect for creating beautiful things for your little one.

Let’s start first with the nursery decor. The first item that I made was an altered Graphic 45 book box to use as storage or as a jewelry box. I used papers from the collection, fuzzy cut images, and used the new gorgeous bouquet of flowers to decorate my box.

I added a touch of glitter to my flowers and some pearls and beads for an extra touch of texture.

I also decorated a lamp with some of the cut apart images from the papers. I wanted this to be  a simple but elegant touch.

The lamp was a Goodwill find and it was in bad condition when I got it. But I just spray painted the base gold, changed the shade to a more modern one, and added some vintage blocks for a whimsical touch.

To finish my decor, I simply framed one of the 4×6 ephemera cards from the collection on an inexpensive frame. I bought the frame on clearance because it had some cracks on it, but by simply adding a light coat of paint I got a beautiful decor piece. I really love how this turned out and how even the cracked parts of the frame make it more interesting to look at!

Then I wanted to create an matching album to store all the pictures of the soon-to-be-born bundle of joy.

For my album cover I used a lot of fuzzy cut images from the papers and mounted them on chipboard to create lots of dimension. I also made a frame that holds an ephemera card that can be replaced with a photo of your baby or grandchild, once it’s born.

To compliment my album I used one of the vintage metal door knobs from Graphic 45. I am so in love with the Graphic 45 metal embellishments. They are the perfect final touch to any project!

The final album measured 61/2″ x 81/2″ and its base was made out of chipboard.

For the inside of the album, I created lots of interactive pages full of pockets, flaps with lots of space to add photos or journaling.

Here are some of my favorite pages:

I made pages with pockets to hold tags. I altered two of the regular size ivory tags using fuzzy cuts images and stickers from the collection.

I added magnets to my pages to hold all the flaps more securely.

I love how all the papers from this collection match to perfection!

I wanted the album to have lots of pink and yellow colors and flower images that were fit to celebrate a princess!

I hope that you like this post and that it gives you some inspiration to use your papers to create beautiful decor pieces for your home.  Here is a video that is uploaded on my YouTube channel showing the projects more in detail.

Good luck to all of you that are applying to be Graphic 45 Brand Ambassadors, it is such an amazing experience, hope to see some of you on next years team!

 

Materials used:

Graphic 45 Princess 12×12 collection pack

Graphic 45 Princess ephemera pack

Graphic 45 book box ivory

Graphic 45 antique brass metal door knob

Graphic 45 Ivory rose bouquet

 

Thanks for reading, I will see you soon with more projects!

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Sunny Days Summer mini album

Hello everyone, here I am already dreaming of Summer and wanted to share my latest completed project using the gorgeous collection Sunny Days from Maggie Holmes.

I must say that I am absolutely obsessed with every collection from her, but this one especially as I live in Florida and we get extra time to enjoy gorgeous  sunny days.

To document my Summer adventures from this year I created this cute mini album. The album completed measures 5 1/4″ by 7 1/4″ and it is made out of chipboard.

I used a combination of papers to create my inside pages. I really love all the different shade of blues that remind me so much of the sea.

But of course the florals on this collection are to die for! I had so much fun mixing and matching all the patterns from the papers.

For this project I used the 12 x 12 paper pad and the sticker sheet to decorate all my pages.

One of my favorites papers was the one with the big letters that I cut to create big tittle for my pages.

But of course I cannot resist and fuzzy cut all the butterflies and flowers too!

I wanted the album to have lots of interactive features: pockets, flaps, hidden journaling spots.

Each page has plenty of room for your Summer pictures.

I love how each page is so different from the other.

I also used the ephemera pack from the collection, they had black and white images that complemented so well the rest of the vibrant colors of the papers.

I also made extra photo mats to add pictures into the pockets of the album.

I am so ready to document my Summer adventures this year!

Thank you so much for reading, see you soon with more projects!

 

Materials used:

Sunny Days collection from Maggie Holmes ( 12x 12 paper pad)

Sunny Days sticker sheet

Sunny Days ephemera pack

 

 

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Flutter mini album and tutorial

Hello everyone! This month the Graphic 45 Facebook page challenge is to create an album using your Graphic 45 collections. I just couldn’t pass the challenge without making a project inspired by it. I decided to create a mini album using the Flutter collection.

This album is very simple in construction. I used a simple set of basic pages for it, but I couldn’t be happier with the result.

This paper collection is a fuzzy cutter dream come true.

To show how easy it is to create beautiful albums with the gorgeous Graphic 45 paper collections I wanted to make a tutorial for you all.

                                                                                                     Tutorial:

Step one:

I make all my albums using chipboard ( you can use or reuse any type) Start by measuring and cutting the chipboard in the desired size.

Step two:

Use basic cardstock to cover you chipboard, you can use any paper for this step. I usually use black, cream or white as they match all paper collections.

Step three:

use scrapbook paper to cover your spine and use a bone folder or a ruler to score you edges.

Step four:

Cover the inside of your album with your desired papers.

Step Five:

Attach your pages using your preferred method of binding. My go to method is the hidden hinge binding. There is lots of tutorials how to achieve this, but basically we can summed into scoring your paper at certain sizes and creating an accordion piece to attach your pages to.

Attach the accordion piece to you inside spine.

Step six:

Create you inside pages. This can be as simple or as elaborate as you wish. For this tutorial I created a very basic set that I repeated five times. This set consist of a base page and a coordinating page with a pocket.

Tip:

use leftover scraps of paper to make your pockets.

Final step:

Attach all of your pages to the accordion fold or any other binding method used. At this point your album is ready to decorate.

Now the fun begins! Use your coordinated papers to cover the basic cardstock. You can cover it completely or leave a little of the basic cardstock showing for contrast.

No matter how basic your pages are what makes them so special is the amazing papers from the Graphic 45 collections.

Hope this post inspires you to create your own album. Visit the Graphic 45 Facebook page to follow the challenge and get lots of inspiration.

 

Materials used:

Graphic 45 Flutter 8 x 8 paper pad

Graphic 45 Flutter ephemera pack

 

See you soon with more projects!

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