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.
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!
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!
Good morning! Today I am happy to share my newest organizational tool! The year is coming to a close (way too fast!)and soon we will be starting on our New Year’s resolutions. I thought I would get a head start on mine: organization! I have turned Graphic 45’s Mixed Media Album into my new daily-life planner. I’ve decorated it with my all-time favorite collection, Steampunk Debutante, on the cover and base pages. With the help of Time to Flourish 8×8 calendar pages, and my custom weekly and daily inserts, I am all set to plan my days in style. Each month I will plan with a new gorgeous collection to match my mood and it will be a real pleasure to keep track of all my to-do’s, tasks and deadlines! If you’d like to plan in Graphic 45 style too, download and enjoy my free weekly and daily planner printables at the end of this post. I have a walk-through video of how I organized it and how I will use it, along with a brief tutorial on how to use my printables as your own planner inserts.
I love how with this planner, I can keep it as a keepsake of what my family and I did. I can even add pictures onto and between the pages using pocket pages sleeves!
If you would like to make your own version of a planner check out my free insert below. I have the inserts for daily and weekly inserts in the vintage style I used for my planner. It has a parchment like coloring, which you can add more ink to the edges. There is also some watermarks of vintage graphics faintly showing through. For those who don’t want to use as much toner/ink, I have the same inserts available with plain white backgrounds. For the weekly, you have the option of starting your week on Monday and having your Friday and weekend on one page (like I have), or you can choose to start your weekly on Sunday on through Saturday.
Graphic 45 outdid themselves with the Rare Oddities Collection. It has one of my all-time favorite patterns- paisley, along with skulls and potions and amazing colors! Since Halloween is fast approaching I felt the desire to make some fun pieces to get my home looking festively spooky. Since I love to take pictures of my kids in their costumes but don’t take a lot, I created this tri-fold brag book that will hold just enough photos and can be stood up and displayed as a Halloween décor piece year after year, as well. I love double duty projects! I hope you check out the tutorial I put together for you and try one out for yourself. Change up the collection and it’s perfect for any occasion and is so quick to put together that they make great gifts, too!
A link for written instructions are at the end of the post after the supply list
Happy Friday! Today I have a boxed album to share and a tutorial to go along with it!
I love making boxed
mini albums and Graphic 45’s Mixed Media boxes make it so easy to whip up a
quick album base with just a few alterations. I used the Gilded Lily Collection
to make a fancy and feminine album perfect for adding my daughter’s dance
pictures or birthday pictures. If you’re looking to try one for yourself then
grab a Mixed Media Box and I’ll share with you how to make your own boxed mini
album base ready for decorating in a jiffy!
Tip: Mixed Media
boxes come in Ivory, Kraft and Black. Want a different color, paint it! You
don’t need to paint the whole thing if you’re adding paper, so just paint the
edges that will show. I especially like metallic paint like gold to match the
Christmas Carol Collection or deep bronze for Steampunk Debutante.
Hi, all! It’s an exciting day today! Today is the start of Graphic 45′s sneak peeks of their brand new collections for Summer 2015!!! Preorders will be available soon after the Sneak Peeks of all the Collections! And as always, 15% off MSRP, so stay tuned!
First up is the super fun and bright World’s Fair. I love how versatile this collection is- inspirational projects, kids projects, summer fun- the possibilities are endless.
This Collection was a
blast to work with! I loved all the images and, especially, the hot air
balloons. I went through 3 sheets of Balloon Bouquet in order to get all the
hot air balloon images I wanted, as I decorated my mini everywhere with them! I
even put away my go-to tab punch and used the fussy cut hot air balloons as my
tabs! It was a fun way to change things up and it gave the album such a fun and
unique look that just added to the whimsy of the album!
Here is a video walk through of this fun mini and pictures galore below!
Thanks for stopping by!
Graphic 45 World’s Fair Collection
Graphic 45 Stamped Metal Brads
Color Box Decades
Ink- Venetian Lace
Color Box Ink
Seam binding and
Copic markers (to
color the seam binding) in B02, B24, YR04, YR07
HI all! I have a Graphic 45′s Team Project to share using Raining Cats and Dogs. I have used the Mixed Media Box to make it into a boxed Mini Album and I love how it turned out!
When I first saw the Raining Cats and Dogs Collection, I immediately thought of my good friend who loves animals so much she became a Vegan! I knew I wanted to make her a mini album to house the special photos of her with her fur babies, so I altered a Mixed Media Box to turn it into an all-in-one Boxed Mini Album. Tip: For each album page, try focusing on two main colors with a pop of a third color to ensure a cohesive look that is not too busy and enhances the focus on the photo.
I have a Video Walk-through of the Album and TONS of photos. At the bottom, I put together a list of everything I used to create this mini!
Hi all! I have a mini album to share with you all as my debut project for the Graphic 45 Design Team!!! I still can’t believe I made the team. I am so honored and excited with all the projects I will be creating throughout the year. I hope you will follow me and find inspiration along the way
I have made a girly baby album with my sister-in-law in mind using Precious Memories by Graphic 45. I love the compact size of a mini album, but I want to fit as many photos as possible and I know with a new baby, my sister-in-law will be snapping photos like crazy! A great way to allow for maximum photos is to use waterfalls. I based this mini album on lots of waterfall flaps and variations of the typical waterfall. I have used my favorite technique to hide the hinge for a clean look that will show off the gorgeous design paper and baby photos. Below I have photos and a video walk-through, as well as a Snapguide tutorial for the hidden hinge waterfall and fun variations to try in your next mini! I will list all the supplies at the end of the post.
So, here is the baby girl mini I made for my sister-in-law who is expecting a baby girl. Hopefully, she won’t see it on social media before I can give it to her!!
Here’s the video link to see every page and interactive detail:
Whoop! Whoop! I made the final round for the Graphic 45 Design Team Call!!
I made 3 new projects and a tutorial for this final submission. Please check out the video to see my porjects in action and the tutorial for how I constructed the mini album’s page base. Wish me luck and enjoy the video and photos. The video has more photos at the end. (The video is longer than I would’ve liked, sorry!)