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Prima Golden Coast Summer Album

Hello today I want to share a fun completed project using the gorgeous Prima Golden Coast collection by Frank Garcia.

I first saw this collection as a preview on the Creativation show at the beginning this year and just couldn’t wait to work with it. I wanted to create a Summer mini album to hold my vacation photos from this year.

 

I really love the vintage papers from the collection that are combined with soft pastels colors and incredible nautical inspired images.

For my cover I used an array of different products: Prima Flowers, Seashells, pearls, beads, sisal thread and different mixed media mediums.

My inspiration for the cover was the brown seashell that I wanted to be the focal point.

I wanted the album to have lots of interactive features. To achieve that for the inside pages I used a combination of flaps and pocket pages to add interest.

Here are some of my favorites pages:

I used a stamp set to add some titles to some of the pages.

 

I hope that you have liked this post and that it has given you some inspiration. Happy Summer!

Materials used:

Prima Golden Coast collection by Frank Garcia

Prima Golden Coast ephemera pack

Prima Golden Coast Flowers

Hello Summer clear stamp set by Neat and Tangled

Tim Holtz Idea-ology mini hardware knobs

Nautical charms – Charmalong (Hobby Lobby)

 

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One year as Brand Ambassador for Graphic 45

Hello everyone, I can not believe one year had passed since becoming Brand Ambassador for Graphic 45! It has been such an amazing experience where I had met so many awesome and creative people from the industry, achieved lots of different personal milestones, learned so many new techniques and grew so much as an artist…that I am gonna cherish this experience forever. Today I wanted to revisit with you some of my favorite projects created during this year with Graphic 45.

 

1. Master Detective album:

This was one of the projects I created to audition for the Brand Ambassadorship last year. I love how many details this album had, including a pop-up page in the center of the album

2. Travelers notebook insert using the Communique collection.

I created this notebook insert using scraps from another project and used it to document a trip to Boston.

3. Floral Shoppe mini album:

This was one of my first projects! I wanted to replicate a floral shoppe with a box that would house a mini album inside.

4. Sunkissed summer mini album:

I was so excited to work with this collection and created with it an under the sea inspired album.

5. Imagine mini album:

For this project I wanted a steampunk vibe. I used gesso, texture paste, black and gold inks, and rust wax to give a different look to the pastel colors of the collection.  On the inside I created a fantasy pop-up page that is hands down one of my favorite pages ever.

7. Safari Adventure Altered box/Mini album and File Folio:

This retired collection was on my wish list forever. After I finally found it I created two different projects for my Disney trips.

8. Steampunk Spells Halloween Album:

This was an album that I made years ago and got damaged. I found some extra papers from an online seller and made an updated version of it.

9. Vintage Hollywood Altered Box and Mini Album:

This project was another favorite that was inspired by the beautiful images from the collection. .

10. Christmas projects:

I love holidays and the Graphic 45 collections bring the best of my imagination to create projects, gifts and home decor.

I want to thank the Graphic 45 family for such an amazing year. This was really a dream come true for me!

As some of you know I was chosen for another year as Brand Ambassador so stay tuned for more projects coming soon. Thank you for visiting, following and all of your comments!

 

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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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