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Aug 30, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Upcycling Ideas from Marina and Maggi!

Upcycle  Bookend Cardboard bases Before DIY Craft Paper Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 

We love upcycling here at Graphic 45. We love to take old things and make them new again. Our DIY Craft Rolls are perfect for this! Today, Marina BlauKitchen and Maggi Harding share two upcycling ideas that are just wonderful!

First, Marina BlauKitchen shares incredible bookends upcycled with our DIY Craft Rolls! Amazing!

"Since I have DIY Craft Paper Rolls in my hands I can’t stop to think about what I can upcycle more. I found two old wood letters at the bottom of a drawer in my craft room and I thought it would be nice to give them a new life. While I was covering them with DIY Paper I imagine them as part of a bookend so I made it!

Tip:

It is gratifying to give a new life to objects that seem useless, they can become a unique piece admired by all who see it, so do not hesitate to start your imagination and make something beautiful with any object." ~Marina BlauKitchen


Upcycle  Bookend Cardboard bases Before DIY Craft Paper Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45

Check out How to Make a Bookend Using Graphic 45 DIY Craft Paper by Marina Blaukitchen on Snapguide.  

Marina BlauKitchen's Snapguide Tutorial

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Upcycle  Bookend Cardboard bases Before DIY Craft Paper Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45

Upcycle  Bookend Cardboard bases Before DIY Craft Paper Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45

Upcycle  Bookend Cardboard bases Before DIY Craft Paper Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45


Upcycle  Bookend Cardboard bases Before DIY Craft Paper Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45


Upcycle  Bookend Cardboard bases Before DIY Craft Paper Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45



Upcycle  Bookend Cardboard bases Before DIY Craft Paper Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45


Upcycle  Bookend Cardboard bases Before DIY Craft Paper Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45


Upcycle  Bookend Cardboard bases Before DIY Craft Paper Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45


Upcycle  Bookend Cardboard bases Before DIY Craft Paper Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45


Upcycle  Bookend Cardboard bases Before DIY Craft Paper Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45


Upcycle  Bookend Cardboard bases Before DIY Craft Paper Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45


Upcycle  Bookend Cardboard bases Before DIY Craft Paper Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45

Supply list:

4501292 DIY Craft Paper Architecture & Alphabet
#4500840 Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key Holes
#4501294 Shabby Chic Metal Clock Keys
#4501166 Botanica Bella Deluxe Collection page Botanica Bella
Stampedous dot sparkles silver
#1145250 Petaloo Vintage velvet dogwood red
Two wood or cardboard letters
Some cardboard
Decoupage glue
Some embellishments

Now, Maggi makes some knock-out storage with DIY Craft Rolls and our Washi Tape. We love the clever ways she uses Washi Tape to cover those trickier areas.

"I've given new life to an old curio cabinet that has been laying around the house forever by using the new Graphic 45 DIY craft papers.  Love that these papers are  large (19.5" x 27") and therefore, suitable for your larger projects!  The paper is double sided and is flexible making it great for wrapping around corners and such!

I'm going to use this cabinet to store little bottles and pots and so, I've purposely kept it quite simple.  I don't want a lot of embellishments taking up valuable storage space!

Tip:  Be sure you have a sharp blade in your craft knife when you're making little cuts as I did in this video AND be careful!


When using matte medium, Mod Podge, or similar products, be sure to coat both the surface you're covering and you paper with medium so that you get a really good seal and no air bubbles.  Use a brayer, rolling from the center outward, to smooth out your paper and eliminate air pockets." ~Maggi

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Before photo cabinet, Maggi Harding,

After


Before photo cabinet, Maggi Harding,

 

Maggi's Video Tutorial


Before photo cabinet, Maggi Harding,


Before photo cabinet, Maggi Harding,

Before photo cabinet, Maggi Harding,

Supply List

Graphic 45
DIY Craft Paper Curiosity Collage & Butterflies
Graphic 45 Communique DCE Shutter Speed
Graphic 45 Staples Washi Tape Set
Graphic 45 Staples Metal Clock Keys
Graphic 45 Staples Metal Key Holes
Other:
Gold Paint
Prima IOD Vintage Art Decor Mould-Baroque 3
Distress Black Soot Ink

 

This week we are giving away a great prize pack full of Mon Amour goodies. This is such a romantic collection and we have included some Staples that will make these products shine. To win, just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page! Have fun entering and stay tuned for us to announce a winner on Friday!


Mon Amour prize pack!

What do you have lying around that needs new life with Graphic 45? We can't wait to see what you upcycle!

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here

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Aug 29, 2016 5:00:00 AM

School Time Beauty with Graphic 45!

Teacher Appreciation Gift Tutorial, World's Fair, Policy Envelopes by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 3 

It's a beautiful day for back-to-school projects! Kathy Clement and Pam Bray kick off the week with fabulous ideas for this time of year. Let's get into the fun!

Our Deluxe Collector's Edition Secret Garden is Now in Stores! Check out our Store Locator to find a store near you for this great collection.

Our Deluxe Collector's Edition Secret Garden is Now In Stores! Hooray!

First, Kathy gets us ready for autumn with some back-to-school teacher treat bags. Love it!

"It’s been a long, hot summer here in North Carolina.  But fall is finally just around the corner.  KIds are going back to school and teachers are setting up classrooms that will inspire young minds to learn and grow. Our young adults are headed off to college filled with hopes and dreams for their future adult lives.  Wouldn’t it be nice to create an inspirational treat bag to tuck into a lunch box,  a college bound suitcase, or leave on teacher’s desk?  Graphic 45 Square Policy Envelopes make a quick and easy base for these World’s Fair sweet treat bags.  I think you’ll find lots of fun ways to use these, so I’ve worked up a Snapguide tutorial to show you the simple, step by step process.

The World’s Fair Collection contains so many inspirational quotes, making it a perfect choice for this project.  The bright, bold colors are seasonally appropriate, too.

Tuck in a homemade cookie, a packaged treat, an ephemera card with a personal message and a small gift card for Starbucks, and let the love fest begin!

Designer Tips

  • Square policy envelopes are such a classy vehicle for treat bags, and they save you lots of time.  Just fussy cut a few items, layer them on with foam dimensionals,  and you’re done!
  • I chose the black policy envelopes because the World’s Fair color palette  just POPS off the background. Depending on what collection you decide to work with, you could use the red or kraft policy envelopes to make your sweet treat bags.
  • Use a ball stylus and foam pad to round out the balloon shapes.  This will add extra dimension to your composition. To secure the rounded balloons to the envelopes, add a double layer of foam dimensionals (or waste chipboard) to the balloon centers.  Run a fine bead of “dries clear” glue just along the edges and gently hold in place for a second or two.
  • Paper scraps make great fishtail banners! Fold small strips of scrap paper in half, then cut the ends at a 45 degree angle.  Layer several of these together to create colorful background embellies.
  • Use border strips from the collection along the base of the envelope to anchor and unify the design.  It’s a small detail that makes a big visual impact." ~Kathy

Teacher Appreciation Gift Tutorial, World's Fair, Policy Envelopes by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 3


Teacher Appreciation Gift Tutorial, World's Fair, Policy Envelopes by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 3

Check out How to Teacher Appreciation Treats W/G45 Policy Envelopes by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.  

Kathy's Snapguide Tutorial


Teacher Appreciation Gift Tutorial, World's Fair, Policy Envelopes by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 3


Teacher Appreciation Gift Tutorial, World's Fair, Policy Envelopes by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 3


Teacher Appreciation Gift Tutorial, World's Fair, Policy Envelopes by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 3

Supply List

Graphic 45 World’s Fair 12x12 papers
World’s Fair
Wonder Works
Balloon Bouquet
World’s Fair 8x8 papers
World’s Fair
Wonder Works
Balloon Bouquet
Scraps from World’s Fair 6x6 Prints and Patterns
World’s Fair Ephemera Cards
World’s Fair Chipboard
G45 Staples Square Black Policy Envelopes

Other Products:
Red Taffeta Ribbon
Petaloo Black Textured Elements
Foam Dimensionals
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive with fine point tip

Pam has a great An ABC Primer notebook and holder tutorial for you below. Follow along to make this great gift set!

Graphic 45 - ABC Primmer Notebook Holder - Pam Bray 4_0871

Graphic 45 - ABC Primmer Notebook Holder - Pam Bray 2_0869

Supply List

Graphic 45 ABC Primer Deluxe Collectors Edition
Black Card Stock
Metal Clip, Clock
Blue and Black Seam Binding
Scallop Flower Border Punch
Flowers
Xyron Adhesive
Tiny Attacher
Pop Dots

Graphic 45 - ABC Primmer Notebook Holder - Pam Bray 14_0874

  1. Cut black card stock to measure 7” x 12”. Score at the 3”, 3 ¼”, 3 ½”, 8 ½ ”, 8 3/4”, 9” using scoreboard. Trim corners at top measuring 3 ½” from bottom of card stock.  Fold in sides of score lines.

2. Line with inside of prepared notebook holder with pattern paper. Adhere border strip to top of inside of notebook holder.  Repeat again on the sides and front of prepared notebook holder. Fold in sides at the score lines.

Graphic 45 - ABC Primmer Notebook Holder - Pam Bray 7_0863

3. Adhere front of notebook holder together to form pocket.

Graphic 45 - ABC Primmer Notebook Holder - Pam Bray 8_0864

4. Decorate with journal pieces from pattern papers. Add a small clip to journal piece.

Graphic 45 - ABC Primmer Notebook Holder - Pam Bray 10_0865

5. Add flowers to front of notebook holder

Graphic 45 - ABC Primmer Notebook Holder - Pam Bray 6_0862

6. Add pretty bow to front of notebook holder.

Graphic 45 - ABC Primmer Notebook Holder - Pam Bray 1_0868

7. Decorate the front of a small notebook with journal piece from pattern paper

Graphic 45 - ABC Primmer Notebook Holder - Pam Bray 12_0866

8. Add ribbon to top of notebook

Graphic 45 - ABC Primmer Notebook Holder - Pam Bray 3_0870

9. Place notebook inside of holder.

This week we are giving away a great prize pack full of Mon Amour goodies. This is such a romantic collection and we have included some Staples that will make these products shine. To win, just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page! Have fun entering and stay tuned for us to announce a winner on Friday!

(2) Mon Amour & Shabby Chic Keys, Keyholes

Have you created some back-to-school projects? We'd love to see them - we love when you share on our Facebook Page

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here
 

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Aug 26, 2016 5:00:00 AM

A Week of Graphic 45 Albums: Day 5

  Voyage Beneath The Sea Top Load Mini Album, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

 It's the last day of our Week of Graphic 45 Albums and we are ending with a bang! Alexandra Morein and Magda Cortez have amazing projects for us today! This has been such a fun week and we are so honored you joined us. Now, off the Day 5 fun!

First, Alexandra shares a stunning Voyage Beneath the Sea album and stand! This is absolutely fantastic.

"In today’s post I would like to share a little boxed mini album. It’s is loaded into the box from the top, while the binding is located on the lid and holds 6 pocket pages. A magnet is preventing the inside photo mats to fall out of the pages when the album is extracted from the box.

On the front  you will find shadow boxes with the cutouts from several of the “Voyage Beneath the Sea” paper sheets. If you like to add shells, cogs and sea themed die cuts to your projects, this paper collection is for you.

In the tutorial I am showing how to construct the base box, give you the measurements for putting the shadow boxes together, share a process of embellishing them and finally explain how to create the pages.

The finished project measures 5” tall (not including the feet and the knob on the lid), 4” wide (not including the ornate pulls on the sides) and 4” deep (with both of the shadow boxes). The most of the project is done using the 6”X6” paper pad and several 8”X8” sheets (from which I cut out the images for embellishing the shadow boxes and the inside pages of the album).

Being dimensional, the finished project can serve as a nice decoration piece.


I hope you will enjoy the tutorial and find it inspiring." ~Alexandra

Voyage Beneath The Sea Top Load Mini Album, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

 

Alexandra's Top Load Mini Album Video Tutorial


Voyage Beneath The Sea Top Load Mini Album, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Voyage Beneath The Sea Top Load Mini Album, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Voyage Beneath The Sea Top Load Mini Album, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Voyage Beneath The Sea Top Load Mini Album, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Voyage Beneath The Sea Top Load Mini Album, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Voyage Beneath The Sea Top Load Mini Album, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Voyage Beneath The Sea Top Load Mini Album, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Voyage Beneath The Sea Top Load Mini Album, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Voyage Beneath The Sea Top Load Mini Album, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Voyage Beneath The Sea Top Load Mini Album, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Voyage Beneath The Sea Top Load Mini Album, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Voyage Beneath The Sea Top Load Mini Album, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1
Voyage Beneath The Sea Top Load Mini Album, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Voyage Beneath The Sea Top Load Mini Album, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Voyage Beneath The Sea Top Load Mini Album, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Voyage Beneath The Sea Top Load Mini Album, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Voyage Beneath The Sea Top Load Mini Album, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Voyage Beneath The Sea Top Load Mini Album, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Voyage Beneath The Sea Top Load Mini Album, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Voyage Beneath The Sea Top Load Mini Album, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Voyage Beneath The Sea Top Load Mini Album, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Voyage Beneath The Sea Top Load Mini Album, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

Supply List

Voyage Beneath the Sea 6x6 Patterns & Solids
Voyage Beneath the Sea Decorative Chipboard
Voyage Beneath the Sea 8x8 Pad
Antique Metal Door Pull

Other products:
La-La Land Crafts sea-themed dies
Tim Holtz Ornate Frame #2 die
Assorted metal embellishments
I Am Roses flowers
Prima Mini Stones

Magda shares a great back-to-school backpack album with An ABC Primer! Perfect for this time of year!

"Time to back to school and with all the technology we have it’s so easy to take pictures at the right moment.. And this Backpack Mini Album is perfect for those pictures of the first day of school.. An ABC Primer Collector’s Edition is so pretty with the vintage style of the Old School days and invites me to make this tiny tag mini album in a backpack case…


Tip: If you like to use magnets for your mini albums you can save one magnet using one flat washer instead of two magnets.. Just make sure the flat washers are not stainless steel." ~Magda

School Days Backpack Mini Album-An ABC Primer-By Magda Cortez-Product by Graphic45-04-11

 

Magda's An ABC Primer Video Tour

School Days Backpack Mini Album-An ABC Primer-By Magda Cortez-Product by Graphic45-04-11


School Days Backpack Mini Album-An ABC Primer-By Magda Cortez-Product by Graphic45-04-11


School Days Backpack Mini Album-An ABC Primer-By Magda Cortez-Product by Graphic45-04-11


School Days Backpack Mini Album-An ABC Primer-By Magda Cortez-Product by Graphic45-04-11


School Days Backpack Mini Album-An ABC Primer-By Magda Cortez-Product by Graphic45-04-11


School Days Backpack Mini Album-An ABC Primer-By Magda Cortez-Product by Graphic45-04-11


School Days Backpack Mini Album-An ABC Primer-By Magda Cortez-Product by Graphic45-04-11


School Days Backpack Mini Album-An ABC Primer-By Magda Cortez-Product by Graphic45-04-11


School Days Backpack Mini Album-An ABC Primer-By Magda Cortez-Product by Graphic45-04-11


School Days Backpack Mini Album-An ABC Primer-By Magda Cortez-Product by Graphic45-04-11

Supply List

An ABC Primer Deluxe Collector’s Edition
Black Cardstock
Black Chipboard
Black Ribbon

Now, let's announce our randomly chosen winner....

-Therese Marx: I absolutely love anything Graphic 45. The new Safari is just in time for a trip to Africa.

Congratulations, Therese! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize pictured below. Thanks to everyone who entered this week!

 (2%2F1%2F 1 claimed) Safari Adventure Full Collection Prize Pack

Thanks so much for joining us for a week of Albums! We've had such a great time. Thanks for joining us, and see you next week for more great ideas with G45!

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here

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Aug 25, 2016 5:00:00 AM

A Week of Graphic 45 Albums: Day 4 with Safari Adventure!

  Jumbo Kenya Mini Album, Safari Adventure, by Einat Kessler,  product by Graphic 45, photo 3

Aren't you inspired by all the great ideas in this Week of Albums? We sure are! Don't worry, the fun continues today with stunning Safari Adventure ideas from Einat Kessler and Marina BlauKitchen. Two incredible designers with two amazing albums - we are in for a treat!

First, Einat shares amazing memories with us with her Kenya Safari Adventure album. This is so wonderful!

"When I first saw the Safari Adventure collection I immediately fell in love with it. It took me back more than 13 years into the past to the time I lived in Kenya. This amazingly inspirational country with its breath taking safari views and wonderful people was my home for three years. I have the best memories from that time and many photos which are part of 6 beautiful albums. So creating this mini album was not only super fun but also emotional and personal. I actually had a safari adventure in real life!

I made this mini album from scratch using the alphabet banners as a base for the interactive pages. I spelled the words “Jumbo Kenya” with the alphabet banners and build the mechanisms on the other side of each banner while creating a background to make the letter more visible.

Tip #1: When creating a travel theme project try to incorporate some authentic elements from the country you visited. I added a tribal wood figure as embellishment and used the word JUMBO in the mini album title which means HELLO in Swahili (the language spoken in Kenya).

Tip #2: Add texture to your project to enhance the theme and design. I added burlap to the mini album which is a texture associated with safari and nature." ~Einat

Jumbo Kenya Mini Album, Safari Adventure, by Einat Kessler,  product by Graphic 45, photo 3

 

Einat's Kenya Album Video Tour

Jumbo Kenya Mini Album, Safari Adventure, by Einat Kessler,  product by Graphic 45, photo 3

Jumbo Kenya Mini Album, Safari Adventure, by Einat Kessler,  product by Graphic 45, photo 3

Jumbo Kenya Mini Album, Safari Adventure, by Einat Kessler,  product by Graphic 45, photo 3

Jumbo Kenya Mini Album, Safari Adventure, by Einat Kessler,  product by Graphic 45, photo 3

Jumbo Kenya Mini Album, Safari Adventure, by Einat Kessler,  product by Graphic 45, photo 3

Jumbo Kenya Mini Album, Safari Adventure, by Einat Kessler,  product by Graphic 45, photo 3





Jumbo Kenya Mini Album, Safari Adventure, by Einat Kessler,  product by Graphic 45, photo 3


Jumbo Kenya Mini Album, Safari Adventure, by Einat Kessler,  product by Graphic 45, photo 3

Supply List

Papers: Safari Adventures 8X8, and 6X6 sizes
Stickers: Safari Adventures Cardstock Stickers
              Die Cuts: Safari Adventures – BannersTags & Pockets                                                                   Staples:
Alphabet Banners - Kraft
6x6 Burlap Papers
Wood beads
Twine
Tribal wood embellishment
Foam tape

Now, Marina shares a wonderful album using cardboard and canvas. Isn't this incredible? Take a look:

"Safari Adventure Collection is the star of this album made with some padding cardboard and wrapped with adhesive canvas. It has three sections for photos. First section has a tab in each page with a decorated cover. Love the wonderful  and multiple combinations of this colecction.

Tips:

1.- Make multiple layers to give dimension to your projects.


2.- I use zip bags to store all the paper remnants and keep it together with the collection to with they belong, so it is very easy to find little pieces of paper or fussy cutting  you have not used in your current project." ~Marina BlauKitchen

Safari Adventure Travel 6_x4_ Album by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1

Safari Adventure Travel 6_x4_ Album by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1

Safari Adventure Travel 6_x4_ Album by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1

Safari Adventure Travel 6_x4_ Album by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1


Safari Adventure Travel 6_x4_ Album by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1


Safari Adventure Travel 6_x4_ Album by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1


Safari Adventure Travel 6_x4_ Album by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1


Safari Adventure Travel 6_x4_ Album by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1


Safari Adventure Travel 6_x4_ Album by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1


Safari Adventure Travel 6_x4_ Album by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1


Safari Adventure Travel 6_x4_ Album by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1



Safari Adventure Travel 6_x4_ Album by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1



Safari Adventure Travel 6_x4_ Album by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1


Safari Adventure Travel 6_x4_ Album by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1



Safari Adventure Travel 6_x4_ Album by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1


Supply List:

#4501392 Safari Adventure Patterns&Solids (12 pages)
#4501375 Safari Adventure Journaling&Ephemera Cards
#4501368 Safari Adventure 8x8 in Pad
#4501372 Safari Adventure Chipboards 2
#4501373 Safari Adventure Chipboards 1
#4501371 Safari Adventure Banners
#4501370 Safari Adventure Tags&Pockets
#4501295 Metal Door Plates & Knobs
Cardboard
Adhesive canvas
Ribbons
Brads and eyelets
Flowers
Wood beads

 

We are giving away an awesome prize pack this week. This is a full prize pack of all the goodies from Safari Adventure! All you have to do to win is comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page. We will announce a winner here on the blog tomorrow, so make sure to enter today! Enjoy entering!

(2%2F1%2F 1 claimed) Safari Adventure Full Collection Prize Pack

Thank you so much for joining us today! This week is just so much fun. Tomorrow, we have more album-spiration for our amazing G45ers!

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here

 

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Aug 24, 2016 5:00:00 AM

A Week of Graphic 45 Albums: Day 3 with Safari Adventure

Our Safary of Love, Safari Adventure, Tutorial by Nico Scrap, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 2 

The week of albums continues with two albums using the wonderful Safari Adventure! These albums are chock full of great ideas, techniques, and tricks. Nico Scrap and Clare Charvill will WOW you today!

First, Nico Scrap shares an amazing Square Tag Album and video tutorial for this absolutely awesome mini album.

"I have created for you a minialbum for you today. I have imagined this album as the “memories box” we all have in our house, and this one is dedicated to my adventures. You can keep your memories, your secrets, your thoughts, your experiences, your notes, your photos and much more in this album, because of all the pokets, the tags and the pages, a great idea for a special gift!" ~Nico Scrap

Our Safary of Love, Safari Adventure, Tutorial by Nico Scrap, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 2

 

Nico's Video Tutorial


Our Safary of Love, Safari Adventure, Tutorial by Nico Scrap, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 2


Our Safary of Love, Safari Adventure, Tutorial by Nico Scrap, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 2


Our Safary of Love, Safari Adventure, Tutorial by Nico Scrap, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 2


Our Safary of Love, Safari Adventure, Tutorial by Nico Scrap, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 2

Supply List

Paper "safari adventure" collection
Washi tape and metal embellishment ( Door Knockers ) by Graphic45
Embellishments ( metal corners ) by Scrapunlimited
ink Graphic45 (brown)
double sided foam tape
Square Tag & Pocket Album-Kraft
double sided tape

Now, Clare shares how she makes her own round corner square album with Safari Adventure. She even has some step-by-step written instructions so you can try construction of one of these beauties!

Safari Adventure Square Tag Album 4 Clare Charvill Graphic 45

 

I love these square tags, so many ways to use them.  For my project I used five tags from the pack, added some card spines and chipboard covers to create this fun little picture album altered in a mix of 12 x 12, 8 x 8 and patterns and solids papers from the Safari Adventure Collection. It’s a really easy album to make and once assembled you can alter it in your favourite G45 papers.  Here’s what you need and how to make it:

Safari Adventure Square Tag Album 5 Clare Charvill Graphic 45

Supply List

One pack Square Tags – Black
Two pieces 2mm chipboard/grey board cut to 4 ¾” x 4 ½”
One piece of black card/card stock
Ribbon/ twine for bow to match your finished project 

My album was altered in papers from the Safari Adventure collection: In addition, I used the following supplies:
Lawn Fawn stitches squares
£d Foam strips
Bakers Twine – black and White
May Arts Hessian ribbon
Tacky Glue & Glossy Accents

 

Step 1

Take five of the large tags and fold the shaped section under each to create a square tag. Fold and crease score lines carefully around the eyelet with a bone folder so that each shaped section moves freely backwards and forwards.

 

Step 2

From black card /card stock cut six spine sections, each measuring ¾” wide and 4” long. Score each one ¼” in from both long edges, fold and crease score lines.  

Step 3

With each piece flat on the work surface in front of you add strips of narrow double sided tape to the ¼” flaps.  Then fold flaps upwards so the tape is on the outer edge of your pieces

Step 4

Starting with one spine piece, remove the backing tape from one edge and adhere to the first of your tags, sticking the spine section along the fold line, and centering it along the straight edge between corner curves.

Take your second spine mount, remove the backing tape from one side and stick to the other side of the tag lining up the folded edge and top and bottom ends with the first mount. Then add another tag, keeping the eyelets as level as you can.  Repeat until your last tag is in place.  Add the final spine mount to this tag. You should have a spare flap at either side of your album ready to add your covers.

 

Step 5

Round the corners of your chipboard pieces with a corner shaper to match the black tags.

Decide on the paper you’re going to be using to decorate your album cover and cut two 5 ½” squares.

Adhere your chipboard covers to the wrong side of the paper squares using tacky glue/double sided tape and round the paper corners edges with your scissors.

Put double sided tape on the paper around the edges of your chipboard pieces.

Remove the backing strips, and make snips in the paper, up to the chipboard around each corner on both pieces.   

Carefully fold and stick the snipped sections to the chipboard, firming them around the corner to press out any bumps as you go, and then fold the straight sections of paper over onto the chipboard.  Press down firmly to adhere paper to board.

Safari Adventure Square Tag Album 7 Clare Charvill Graphic 45

 

Step 6

Remove the backing strip from one of the outer spine mounts on your album middle, take one cover piece and with bare side inwards stick the spine mount to one 5 ¾” edge of the cover.

Repeat for the other cover.

 

To finish your album, thread a ribbon of your choice through all the eyelets and tie in a bow. Add dangles and charms through the bow knot to add extra embellishments to match your album once your project has been decorated.

 

Enjoy if you follow along and make this project yourself C

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We are giving away an awesome prize pack this week. This is a full prize pack of all the goodies fromSafari Adventure! All you have to do to win is comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page. Enjoy entering!

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Don't worry, there's more album inspiration tomorrow! We hope you join us!

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

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