A Christmas Carol Pop-Up Matchbook Gift Box

The Christmas spirit is among us this time of year and I was inspired to make a Christmas themed version of my pop up matchbook box. I love giving gift cards and a perfect way to personalize a typically non-personal gift, is with a thoughtful and handmade presentation. I absolutely love the way it turned out using Graphic 45’s Christmas Carol Collection and the bells at the top give it a fun festive jingle as you open it!
Tip 1: Fussy cut out your favorite images and start layering them with foam adhesive to create a dimensional cluster.
Tip 2: Curl the edges of some fussy cuts to add even more visual interest and dimension.
Check out my video for a tutorial on how to make your own pop-up gift box :)

 

 

 

 
Supplies:
Graphic 45 Christmas Carol 12×12 Collection:
Scrooge and Marley
Bah Humbug
Seasonal Sentiments
Figgy Pudding
Yuletide Greetings
Graphic 45 Matchbook Box in Kraft
Graphic 45 ATC Tag in Kraft
Jingle bells
Mulberry flower
Gingham ribbon
Green jute twine
Foam Adhesive

Chipboard

 

 

 


Thanks for stopping by and Happy Holidays!!
 


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Graphic 45 Life Planner

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. 




Planner love with Graphic 45 mixed media album and Steampunk Debutante and Botanicabella

 

mixed media album planner using Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante and Botanicabella and Time to Flourish

 

mixed media album planner using Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante and Botanicabella and Time to Flourish

 

Planner love woth Graphic 45 mixed media album and Time to Flourish, Steampunk Debutante and Botanicabella

 

Planner love with Graphic 45 mixed media album and Time to Flourish, Steampunk Debutante and Botanicabella

 

mixed media album planner using Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante, Time to Flouish and Botanicabella

 

mixed media album planner using Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante, Time to Flourish and Botanicabella

 

Planner love with Graphic 45 mixed media album and Steampunk Debutante and Botanicabella
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.
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you are inspired to make your own planner!


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Gratitude Coupon Box using Graphic 45 Communique

Welcome to the Annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop! I’m lucky enough to join in on the fun this year and I know you will find so much inspiration for wonderful handmade gifts for giving during the holidays! As a bonus, we are having a giveaway of over $600 in craft supplies to help you make this holiday handmade. Enter to win using the widget at the bottom of the post!
As the holiday season descends upon us, we begin to
look around us to remind ourselves of all the things we are grateful for. Every
year, I make a coupon book for my children for Christmas for them to redeem
throughout the year. I thought this year I would include my husband in on the fun
and make him a special coupon box filled with special coupons catered to his
likes. It’s my way of thanking him for being the wonderful husband and father
that he is. If you have a special friend or loved-one you would like to show your
gratitude to, a coupon book box may be the gift you are looking for! So, follow
along with me and I’ll share with you how I made mine along with a fun coupon
graphic you can download and print!

 

 

 

 

 

Video tour and Tutorial:

Download the Gratitude Coupon here!
Supplies:
Graphic 45 12×12 Communique:
Society Page, Photogenic, Classy Correspondence,
On the Dot, Typography, Communique Tags
Mon Amour 8×8: My Beloved, One and Only
Mon Amour Pockets and Tags
Time to Flourish 8×8: February Cut-a-part
Graphic 45 ATC Mixed Media Box
Graphic 45 ATC Tags
Graphic 45 Ornate Brads
Graphic 45 Keyholes
Graphic 45 Door Pull
Black gesso
Mulberry flowers
Tea colored distress ink
Foam tape
 
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Halloween Brag Book and Tutorial using Graphic 45 Rare Oddities

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 ;)

Rare Oddities Tri-Fold Brag Book, Rare Oddities, by Danielle Copley, product by Graphic 45, photo 1 Rare Oddities Tri-Fold Brag Book, Rare Oddities, by Danielle Copley, product by Graphic 45, photo 2 Rare Oddities Tri-Fold Brag Book, Rare Oddities, by Danielle Copley, product by Graphic 45, photo 3 Rare Oddities Tri-Fold Brag Book, Rare Oddities, by Danielle Copley, product by Graphic 45, photo 4 Rare Oddities Tri-Fold Brag Book, Rare Oddities, by Danielle Copley, product by Graphic 45, photo 5

 

Supplies:

Graphic 45 Rare Oddities Paper:

Brews and Potions

Articles of Antiquity

Charmed I’m Sure

Random Relics

Cabinet of Curiosity

Graphic 45 Rare Oddities Decorative Chipboard

Graphic 45 Rare Oddities Cardstock Stickers

Black Cardstock

Medium Weight Chipboard

Scoreboard/ bone folder

Adhesive

Ribbon/Twine

Petaloo Flowers

Tim Holtz Charms, Ring Fastener and Tab die

Web die cuts (used my Silhouette)

*************Follow this link for written instructions!***************
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Spooky Shadow Box Pumpkin using Graphic 45 Rare Oddities

Rare Oddities is a fussy cutters dream Halloween collection!
As soon as I saw some craft pumpkins in my local big box craft store, I knew
how I wanted to combine the two to make THE perfect Halloween décor piece for
my home! I carved out a large ‘window’ to reveal the hollow inside, used my Art-C Groove tool to sand the rough edges down, painted the inside black and went to
town adding all sorts of fussy cut elements to create a spooky 3D scene inside
my pumpkin! Since Halloween is best suited to celebrate in the dark of night, I
added some lights to highlight areas inside the pumpkin. I had so much fun
making this project and the best part of my pumpkin carving adventure is that
this pumpkin can be enjoyed for many Halloweens to come!
Tip #1: Want something not so dark and spooky- try a festive
orange or white craft pumpkin.
Tip #2: Love the look but overwhelmed with the space to
fill? Start by choosing larger fussy cut elements to create the main scene and
fill in the rest with finer fussy cuts; or, fill in using ready-made
embellishments to save time.

 

 

Supplies:

Graphic 45 Rare Oddities 8×8:
Rare Oddities
Graphic 45 Rare Oddities 12×12:

Rare Oddities

Brews
& Potions

Ghostly Greetings

Cabinet of Curiosities
Charmed,I’m Sure
Graphic 45 Rare Oddities 6×6 Paper Pad
Graphic 45 Rare Oddities Decorative Chipboard
Graphic 45 Time to Flourish 8×8: October Flourish
Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale 12×12: An Eerie Tale
Craft Pumpkin-black
Black Paint
Art-C Groove Tool with sander attachment
Mini string of lights
Foam adhesive
Adhesive
Glossy Accents

Tiny string of lights

String and metal tassel


Colorbox Ink in Photogenic
 


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Gilded Lily Boxed Album using G45 Mixed Media Box

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.
Scrapbook Maven Boxed mini album using Gilded Lily by Graphic 45

 

Boxed mini album using Gilded Lily by Graphic 45 scrapbookmaven.com

 

Scrapbook Maven Boxed mini album using Gilded Lily by Graphic 45

 

Scrapbook Maven Boxed mini album using Gilded Lily by Graphic 45

 

Scrapbook Maven Boxed mini album using Gilded Lily by Graphic 45

 

Scrapbook Maven Boxed mini album using Gilded Lily by Graphic 45

 

Scrapbook Maven Boxed mini album using Gilded Lily by Graphic 45
Supplies:
Royal Gardens, Her Majesty, Crème de la Crème, Tres Chic, Lavish
Lifestyle
Graphic 45 Shabby
Chic Keys
White Cardstock
Corner and Cloud
Corner Chomper
Adhesive and Foam
Dimensionals

Flowers, seam
binding, wood frame
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World’s Fair Pop Up Gift Card Box

Hi, all! I have fallen in love…again! Meet my new love- the Graphic 45 Altered Art Matchbook Box. I am terrible at buying gifts, so I am mainly a money or gift card giver and I wanted a fun new way of presenting a small gift, like a gift card or similar. So, in walks the new love of my life and, boy, did we had a blast together! Throw in some World’s Fair paper and a fun pop-up twist when the recipient opens the box, and our time together was super fun!

Tip: Sometimes it’s hard to part with a handmade card for fear of its fate once given away, but the Altered Matchbook Box is a gift in itself that the recipient can use after the gift card is gone: for holding small items or re-gift it to keep the gift giving going (no shame in that). Your hard work and time will not be wasted with this fun gift box.

scrapbookmaven.com Graphic 45 World's Fair Pop-Up Matchbox Gift Card Holder
scrapbookmaven.com Graphic 45 World's Fair Pop-Up Matchbox Gift Card Holder

 

scrapbookmaven.com Graphic 45 World's Fair Pop-Up Matchbox Gift Card Holder
Supplies:
Graphic 45 World’s Fair 12×12 Balloon Bouquet, Ticket to
Ride, Wonder Works
Graphic 45 World’s Fair 8×8
Graphic 45 World’s Fair 6×6
Graphic 45 Altered Art Matchbook Box
Adhesive, Foam Dimensionals, scissors, paper trimmer

 


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Graphic 45 Christmas Carol Pop Up Shadow Box

 

Hey, all! I have a super fun project to share with you all today! It’ll be Christmas in no time and I am really bad at preparing, so I am really excited that I made this awesome (if I do say so myself) decor piece.
I love all of Graphic
45’s Christmas collections and this new one is no exception! I wanted to make a fun
home décor project to display and enjoy throughout the holiday season and I wanted it to be dimensional. But being practical, I thought about how I would store it
for the other 11 months out of the year. The idea came upon me when I spied one
of my kids pop-up books- to create a 3D scene inside a shadow box that, once
opened, images would pop-up and out and then tuck back in and look like a book
when it was time to get stored, so I grabbed a Graphic 45 Book Box and the
Christmas Carol papers and started fussy cutting my favorite images and gluing
them down. Other than the ribbon and metal, all the decorations are from the
paper! That’s the beauty of Graphic 45- the paper alone can make the most
gorgeous and fun creations!

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by. I can’t wait for Christmas now, hehe!
Supplies:
Christmas Carol
Scrooge and Marley
Figgy Pudding
Good Cheer
Yuletide Greetings
Graceful Garland
Graphic 45 Staples Book Box
Distress Ink- Tea Dye
Colorbox Ink Foam
Applicator
Ribbon
Glue
Gold Paint

 


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Baby and Bridal Cards using Baby 2 Bride Deluxe Edition


Hello, fellow crafters! With so many lovely expectant mommies-to-be and young couples getting married around me, I was inspired to make some cards for the occasions. I wanted something that looked elegant but could be made very easily using the cut a parts from the Baby 2 Bride Collection.
I even made a Snapguide to share how fast and easy they are!

Check out How to Create Bridal/Baby Cards With G45 Baby 2 Bride by Danielle Copley on Snapguide.

 

Baby and Bridal Cards using Graphic 5 Baby 2 Bride Deluxe Edition at Scrapbook Maven

 

Supplies:
Love Me Tender
Lullaby
Baby Button Bingo
Birdy Baby Blues
Unchained Melody
Baby 2 Bride Chipboard
Cardstock (white)
Liquid Pearls in Buttercup (Similar: Viva Decor Pearl Pen in Gold)
Ribbon (in pink and blue)
Adhesive

 
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Double Photo Layout using Graphic 45 Gilded Lily


Hello, everyone! It is day 3 of Graphic 45′s Blog Hop with Faber Castell! Checkout the Graphic 45 blog and Faber Castell’s to see the amazing projects shared on Days 1 and 2!

Today I get to share my project for the hop! It is my very first layout! I also have a speed-through tutorial to share how I made this mixed media layout using the fabulous Gilded Lily Collections and Faber Castell products.

Speed Through Tutorial:

 

 

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to stop by the G45 blog an Faber Castell blog for your chance to win a prize!
Supplies:
Gilded Lily 12×12 sheets:
Golden Age
Crème de la Crème
Gilded Lily Pocket and Tags
Gilded Lily Decorative Chipboard
Graphic 45 Staples:
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keys
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key Holes
Faber Castell Pastel Gelatos: Guava and Caramel
Faber Castell Whipped Spackle and Gel Medium
Tim Holtz Gothic Stencil
Prima Resin Frame
Mulberry paper flowers
Wet Adhesive
Foam Dimensionals
Gesso

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