World’s Fair Card

Happy Monday I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend :) It has been pretty gloomy here, so I am happy to share my bright and cheerful card today to help chase away the gloom.

I am not usually a fan of orange, but I can’t seem to get enough of the fun, colorful and inspirational vibe of World’s Fair! I thought I would make a card, so that when a friend needed a pick me up, I would have the perfect card at the ready. I embraced the orange and even threw on a large orange flower for good measure. I’m in love!

Tip: Sometimes it’s fun and striking to cluster elements in one concentrated area leaving a lot of “white space” on the rest of the card.

Check out this step by step tutorial: How to Make an Inspirational Card Using Graphic 45 by Danielle Copley on Snapguide

 

 

 

Supplies

World’s Fair:
World’s Fair, Balloon Bouquet
World’s Fair 6×6 Pad
Graphic 45 Ornate Brad
World’s Fair Journaling Chipboard
World’s Fair Decorative Chipboard
World’s Fair Tags and Pockets
Prima Valentina Flowers
Cardstock- White
Foam Adhesive
 

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Enchanting Boxed Mini Album

I had made a boxed album base using my Boxed Album Cover and Stand Tutorial a while back and wasn’t sure where I wanted to go with it. The beautiful jewel tones of Enchanted Forest were perfect for my ‘royal’ boxed album. I love adding feet to really make it look like a trinket box from the outside, so it’s a fun surprise to find a mini album inside to store memories in photographs. The ATC Policy envelopes make the perfect storage for ticket stubs, extra photos, notes or any other small memorabilia you may want to add.

https://youtu.be/eVKZf2drYuM

Enchanting Boxed Mini Album, Enchanted Forest, by Danielle Copley, Graphic 45, photo 1 Enchanting Boxed Mini Album, Enchanted Forest, by Danielle Copley, Graphic 45, photo 2 Enchanting Boxed Mini Album, Enchanted Forest, by Danielle Copley, Graphic 45, photo 3 Enchanting Boxed Mini Album, Enchanted Forest, by Danielle Copley, Graphic 45, photo 4 Enchanting Boxed Mini Album, Enchanted Forest, by Danielle Copley, Graphic 45, photo 5

Supplies:

Graphic 45 Enchanted Forest 8×8 Paper Pad

Graphic 45 Enchanted Forest Cardstock Stickers

Graphic 45 Ornate Keyholes

Graphic 45 Door Knockers

Graphic 45 Staples ATC Policy Envelopes- Red and Black

Petal Sugared Flowers and Prima Bella Rouge Flowers

Chipboard

Kraft Cardstock

Tim Holtz Arrow Turns

Mother’s Day ATC Box and Tag Album

With Mother’s Day coming soon, I was inspired by the elegant ladies in A Ladies Diary Collection to make my mother a beautiful gift using a Staples ATC Book Box. I love how easy it is to put together a project with a Graphic 45 Staple and a Deluxe Edition Collection. The tag mini inside is the perfect size for inspirational quotes, tiny photos or coupons. I hope she likes it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplies:
A Ladies Diary Deluxe Collector’s Edition
Graphic 45 Staples ATC Book Box
Graphic 45 Staples Ornate Keys
White Cardstock
Doily Edge Punch
Prima Tales of You and Me Fabric flower and bow
Gina’s Designs Feather Chipboard
Gesso
Cameo
Chain Tassel (Similar)
Foam Square

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Altered Mixed Media Journal with Graphic 45′s Once Upon A Springtime

 

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter! Mine was filled with food and family. My children enjoyed an Easter Egg Hunt courtesy of Grandma Easter Bunny. My daughter found the golden egg, which was fitting since hunting eggs is her favorite game all year round, lol!

The Once Upon a Springtime Collection was the first Graphic 45 collection that I discovered and remains my all-time favorite! I love it so much that I hoarded it forever, but I have finally let myself have fun and this journal is the result. As one of my first real forays into a full-on mixed media project, I altered this premade journal with gesso, gelatos, stencils, paste and, of course, fussy cuts from Once Upon a Springtime. I absolutely love how it turned out and I hope you all do, too! If you are a beginner with mixed media like me, follow along with me and my process tutorial on how I made this project.

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Supplies:

Once Upon a Springtime Deluxe Collector’s Edition

May Arts Ribbon-Teal

Faber Castell Gelatos: Guava, Aqua Dolce. Kiwi

Faber Castell Whipped Spackle

Smooch Spritz- Splash

Gina’s Designs Flourish Frame Sienna Mini

Brown Archival Ink

Kaisercraft Flutter Stamp, (alternative here)

Floral Stencil

Gesso

Prima flowers

Journal

fabric

Collage Pauge/ Mod Podge

May Arts and Graphic 45 Blog Hop Day 3: Easter Gift/Candy Box

 

This week Graphic 45 and May Art Ribbon have teamed up for a blog hop full of inspirational projects and prizes.

Using a Graphic 45 Matchbook Box, I created a fun Easter box for candy. The March sheets of Children’s Hour provided beautiful images to create a layered scene. I love layering multiple bits of fussy cuts of the same image to add a 3-D effect to my little scene. The scene is inspired by traditional Easter activities of children sitting in the grass after Easter egg hunting. Beautiful May Art ribbons add a festive effect and their unique leaf ribbon is so perfect for surrounding the birds nest.

https://youtu.be/wNCWiB5EKUg

Graphic 45 Matchbook Box, Easter, Children's Hour May Art Ribbon

Supplies:

Graphic 45 Children’s Hour: March Montage and March Collective

April Collective

Graphic 45 Children’s Hour Decorative Chipboard

Graphic 45 Once Upon a Springtime- Pixie Post

Graphic 45 Matchbook Box

Graphic 45 Ornate Door Pull

Graphic 45 Ornate Brads

May Art Ribbon in Gold, Green and Leaf Ribbon

Doily Border Punch

Prima Bird Nest

Mod Podge

foam adhesive

 

Graphic 45 Cityscapes Mini Album

Happy Thursday! Today I have an album to share and as you know, I love making mini albums and I knew Cityscapes would make the perfect album to store photos of my family’s travels. Using a simple album page style, I was able to make the most of this gorgeous paper to frame the photos that will go in it. When I saw the new Graphic 45 Policy Envelopes I knew how fantastic they would coordinate with my album. They added the perfect pockets for our travel mementos and additional space for more photos and journaling tags. I just slit the bottoms open to attach to my album binding and they fit my album like they were made for it and came already perfectly coordinated!

Tip: A great way to add charms to the spine of your album is to use a Graphic 45 Ornate Label Holder. Punch a hole in the pull towards the edge with a heavy duty hole punch. Add a chain and some charms with some jump rings.
Tip: Don’t have the perfect matching charms? Make some by fussy cutting your favorite images from your design paper. Back them with cardstock or another fussy cut image that matches the shape to make it sturdier. Similar to what I did with the stamps on my album spine. Punch a hole in the corner and add a jump ring!
 
 
Check out my album tour here:
 
Cityscapes Mini ALbum, Graphic 45, Danielle Copley, Scrapbookmaven.com, photo 1

 

Cityscapes Mini ALbum, Graphic 45, Danielle Copley, Scrapbookmaven.com, photo 2

 

Cityscapes Mini ALbum, Graphic 45, Danielle Copley, Scrapbookmaven.com, photo 3

 

Cityscapes Mini ALbum, Graphic 45, Danielle Copley, Scrapbookmaven.com, photo 4

 

Cityscapes Mini ALbum, Graphic 45, Danielle Copley, Scrapbookmaven.com, photo 5

 

Cityscapes Mini Album, Graphic 45, Danielle Copley, Scrapbookmaven.com, photo 6

 

Cityscapes Mini Album, Graphic 45, Danielle Copley, Scrapbookmaven.com, photo 7

 

Cityscapes Mini Album, Graphic 45, Danielle Copley, Scrapbookmaven.com, photo 8
 

 

 

Supplies:

Graphic 45 Cityscapes 12×12 Paper-

Cityscapes, Map the Past,

Global Odyssey, Street of Dreams, Well Traveled,

Passport to the World, Crossroads

Graphic 45 Regular Red Policy Envelopes

Graphic 45 Regular Black Policy Envelopes

Graphic 45 Ornate Keys

Graphic 45 Ornate Keyholes

Graphic 45 Ornate Label Holder

May Arts Ribbon- Black

Medium weight chipboard

cardstock- black

adhesive- wet and foam

chain and charms

Voyage Beneath the Sea Layout

I have been looking forward to playing with Voyage Beneath the Sea since i first saw the sneak peeks and when I got the chance I had so much fun! I spent almost 10 years of my life growing up in the Virgin Islands and this paper just spoke to me. I found a beautiful picture of my younger sister and her beau and knew exactly what I wanted to create. A layout was perfect for emphasizing the wonderful moment in time they captured of themselves. I love adding cheesecloth to projects for subtle texture and the gesso painted lightly on the background paper made the fussy cut elements pop!

A Moment in Time Layout, Voyage Beneath the Sea, Danielle Copley, Graphic 45, Photo 1

A Moment in Time Layout, Voyage Beneath the Sea, Danielle Copley, Graphic 45, Photo 2

A Moment in Time Layout, Voyage Beneath the Sea, Danielle Copley, Graphic 45, Photo 3

Supplies

Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath the Sea 12×12 Papers:

Voyage Beneath the Sea, Ocean Quest, Aquatic Passage,

Wild Wild Waves, Deep Blue Dreams, Steampunk Splash

Petaloo Botanica Blooms- Coral

Petaloo Velvet Hydrangeas- Sienna

Gina’s Designs Word and Phrases Chipboard

Gesso

Cheesecloth

Self Adhesive Clear Dots

Valentine’s Candy Box using Mon Amour by Graphic 45

Happy Thursday! Valentine’s Day is so close, but it’s not too late to make this fum and heartfelt gift.

 
When I think of Valentine’s Day, I think of flowers and chocolate. Mostly chocolate. Lots of chocolate. I used a heart shaped box to alter with Mon Amour papers and embellishments to hold delicious chocolate. For the top of the box, I layered fussy cut flowers to check off the flower’s box of ‘flowers and chocolate’, and I have the perfect gift for a special someone who may just be myself!
 

 

 

 

 

Supplies:
Graphic 45 Mon Amour 12×12 Paper-
One and Only, Forever Mine, Dearest Darling
Mon Amour 8×8 Pad:
One and Only, Dearest Darling
Graphic 45 Mon Amour Decorative Chipboard
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Brads
Paper Mache heart shaped box
Mod Podge
Adhesive- wet and foam
black paint


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Masculine Valentine’s Day Card with Enchanted Forest by Graphic 45

Hello, all! Leading up to Valentine’s Day, I made the mistake of leaving my shabby chic Valentine’s card for my husband where he was able to see it :( So, I made a new one. This time around I thought I would make one that was not traditionally Valentine’s-y but totally perfect for my husband. 
 
Enchanted Forest is a collection that really speaks to me and my family. My daughter and I love everything about romance, princesses, castles, etc. and my husband and boys love dragons, knights, and adventure. This made the perfect collection to make my husband a non-traditional, Valentine’s Card.  With jewel tones, touches of gold paint, multiple layers, and curled corners, this card is romantic, yet masculine enough for the perfect Valentine’s card. Do you have a manly man or a romantic loved one you would like to make this card for? You are in luck with a step by step Snapguide tutorial!
Tip: Use paint (I used gold for this card) on your paper edges to add a fun, distressed look.
 

 

 

 

Supplies:
Graphic 45 Enchanted Forest 12×12 Papers:
Brilliant Gem, Exquisite Epoch, Gilded Grandeur,
Gallant Knight
Graphic 45 Enchanted Forest Cardstock Stickers
cardstock- black and cream
ribbon- green and wired gold
mulberry paper flowers
gold paint
adhesive and foam adhesive
I’ll have a more traditional Valentine’s idea on Thursday, so stay tuned.
Thanks for stopping by!
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Valentine’s Card with Graphic 45 and Petaloo!

Good morning! It is Day 4 of the fabulous Graphic 45 and Petaloo Blog Hop, full of wonderful inspiration and chances for great prizes!The the month of love fast approaching, I felt inspired by the fun imagery of the Children’s Hour Collection to make a shabby chic Valentine’s Day card. I love distressing the paper edges with my scissors to give it an extra vintage touch. Layering the images and using foam adhesive gives this simple to make card a more complex feel- perfect to give to someone you cherish!

I also have a tutorial on how to make this card here:

Check out How to Make a Shabby Chic Valentine’s Card by Danielle Copley on Snapguide.

Children's Hour, Graphic 45, Shabby Chic, Valentine's Day Card, photo 1

 

Children's Hour, Graphic 45, Valentine's Day Card, photo 2

 

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Don’t forget to checkout the other wonderful DT members projects: Mariusz, and Katie Zoe Ho for additional inspiration, as well as the Petaloo blog for a chance to win some wonderful prizes.
“This week we have a fabulous $60 prize pack of Children’s Hour for you including a beautiful Ivory Mixed Media Album and gorgeous Petaloo flowers! A whole project is just waiting to be built. All you need to do is comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to win. We will announce a winner this following Monday after the blog hop fun is complete!”
 
 
 
Supplies:
Graphic 45 Children’s Hour 12×12:
February Montage
February Collective
Graphic 45 Children’s Hour Journal Chipboard
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Keyhole
Petaloo Botanical Blooms in White
White Cardstock
Foam/Wet Adhesive
Ribbon

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