Hello, I am hoping that you all are having a fantastic Summer! Today I want to share a quick project to store those memories after the Summer ends: A fun photo folio using the fabulous Graphic 45 Sunkissed collection.
I used as a template a Tim Holtz folio but made mine out of a cereal box. Super easy and fun! For the Folio I used the box as a base and then added flaps to add pockets to have plenty of space for my photos.
I wanted to kept the cover very simple so it would be easy to store later. I just used a combination of papers from the collection, a wood decor piece and an elastic closure to keep the inside contents secured.
The inside was so much fun to make. This paper collection is so vibrant, perfect for beach pictures.
Even tough the folio lays flat and is easy to store, the inside has space for tons of pictures.
I wanted the folio to be interactive. There are lots of hidden spaces a fun flaps to add photos.
On those pockets I added ephemera cards, matted inserts and my favorite Graphic 45 tags.
No matter what combination of paper you use, the result is stunning!
Hoping this project gives you some inspiration. I will come back soon with more projects, but first I am heading back to the beach.
Visit my YouTube channel for a video of this project.
Thank you for reading!
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!
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)
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!
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.
Thank you for reading. I will see you soon with more projects!