Thursday, October 14, 2021

Graphic 45 Christmas Time Pocket Cards

 Hello everyone! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!
This is my absolute favorite time of year for crafting, The colors and Holiday papers are just very enjoyable!
Graphic 45 Christmas Time is a beautiful Christmas paper collection and today I have created a set of four fun pocket cards using the 8X8 paper Pad, Chipboards, and some goodies from my stash.
This collection is currently on sale at Graphic 45 too!!
For my cards, I have cut 2 black and 2 Kraft bases. These each measure 5"X12" and were scored (long wise) at 5" and 10". The last 2" folds up to create the pocket. These are a fairly simple style and can be created quite fast. The little pocket is great for gift cards, cash, or just a fun note to the receiver!
I have fussy cut some elements from the papers to embellish my cards along with the chipboards and some other stash goodies.

Thanks So Much for visiting my post today!
Be sure to check out the G45 Blog for more inspiration!
Happy papercrafting!

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Graphic 45 Magic Halloween Display with "Midnight Tales"


Hello everyone! Today I am sharing a fun Halloween display I created using the amazing "Midnight Tales" from Graphic 45.
This project started as a simple set of three wooden pillar style candle holders that I purchased at a craft store.

Having this paper in mind, I knew I wanted to create a display piece.

Graphic 45 supplies used:

Other Supplies:
Distress Ink - Black Soot
Distress Collage Medium -  Matte
Black Gesso
Styrofoam pumpkins and Halloween tree sprig
Foam Adhesive squares and dots
Large wooden popsicle sticks (painted black)
Small battery operated tea lights (painted black)

I began by first painting the bare wood in black gesso and allowing it to dry completely.
Next, I fussy cut pumpkins from the 8X8 and 12X12 Pumpkin Patch sheets, A witch from 12X12 Midnight Tales sheet, and the adorable little fairies from 12X12 Fairy Mischief sheet. I then cut pieces for the bases. these were cut 1/8" smaller on all sides than the base. All edges were inked with Distress Ink in Black Soot.
For the pillars I cut pieces from the following papers in the 8X8 paper pad.
Fairy Mischief side B
Midnight Tales side B
For the tallest pillar I cut from the purple spiderweb sheet of the 12X12 Patterns and Solids paper pad.
The fairies with mushrooms and stamp images were cut from the 12X12 Midnight Tales Sheet
The Fairy on bat was fussy cut from the 12X12 Hallow's Eve sheet

After inking all of the edges of my pieces and fussy cuts I adhered the panel pieces on each side of the now black pillars. Once the glue was smoothed out I used a paintbrush and Matte Distress Collage Medium to coat them and let them dry. Once dry I added the Mushroom Fairy images and fussy cut stamps in the same way.

Once all of my pieces were dry, I began placing my fussy cuts. I used foam adhesive squares at different heights with my pieces for dimension.
I added flexible wire to the back of my witch and the little fairies to make them sturdy.
A large popsicle stick that was painted black was cut into three pieces and adhered to the back side of each pillar. These were used to adhere my witch, tree sprig, and some pumpkins to. The tiny mischievious fairies were added to the tree sprig using small dots of hot glue.

I just adore the whimsy of this paper and it is perfect for all of your Halloween projects!
For even more fun, I added battery operated tea lights!

Thanks So Much for visiting my post today!
Be sure to check out the G45 Blog for more inspiration!
Happy papercrafting!

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Graphic 45 "Elegance" Box with Accordion Album and Hidden Compartment


Hello everyone!! Today I am excited to present to you my latest project as a Brand Ambassador for Graphic 45!

 Graphic 45 Elegance
Decorated Box
with Accordion Album
Hidden Storage Compartment

Below I have included a link to my YouTube video tutorial on the box. I also have instructions on how to create the accordion album.

Graphic 45 Supplies used:

Other Supplies:
Black Artisan cardstock (Country Craft Creations)
Tape runner
Adhesive liquid
Glue Gun (for adhering flowers)
Black elastic 1/16 cord
metal grommet
grommet tool
bone folder
I have also used some pink flowers, lace,chipboard heart, and pearls from my stash.

A video walkthrough of the completed set is available on my YouTube channel as well.

Measurements and Album instructions

Album measures 4 3/4"X 4 3/4" closed.

1. Cut a sheet of black cardstock to 4 3/4" X 12"
2. Score at 4 3/4, 5 1/4, 10, and 10 1/2. This will create the base.
3. To create pages if starting from scratch first cut 6 4 1/2" X 4 1/2" from the black cardstock. Round all the corners of each one and set aside.
4.Cut 5 strips of black cardstock to 1" X 4 1/2". Score all of these at 1/2" down the middle, fold and burnish. This will create 5 hinges. Round the ends of these before adhering to the pages.
5. Adhere each hinge between two of the pages and alternate folding direction. This will create an accordion style folded page system.
6. Pages can be decorated before or after adhering the album inside the base.
7. To adhere album inside base add glue or scoretape to back of last page and adhere inside base.Below is a photo showing the decorated base I made.

 If you are creating the stretchy band closure as I did a grommet will need to be added to the flap as shown below.

Decorate and embellish your pages using fussy cuts, papers, stickers, chiboards, and ephemera!
This album could be made by itself as well and in any paper collection.
Thanks for taking the time to view my post and I hope I have inspired you to create something beautiful!
Happy Papercrafting!

Friday, August 27, 2021

Country Craft Creations Homemade for Christmas YouTube Hop


Are you in need of some crafty Christmas inspiration? If you answered yes then come join myself and other designers from Country Craft Creations for a fun hop on our YouTube channels!
I will be creating this super fun folio album using the exclusive "Christmas Cheer" collection from Country Craft Creations!

Come join in on some amazing projects and be sure to comment along the way for your chance at some amazing prizes!

Check out the hop here

Happy Crafting!!

Graphic 45 "Catch of the Day" Travel Album and Notebooks

 Hello everyone! Today I want to share my latest project as a Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador!

Decorated Travel Album & Notebooks Set
Graphic 45 Catch of The Day

What a fun project! I just love this set from G45! These are an amazing way to create something to commemorate your trips.

Graphic 45 supplies:

G45 Travel Album with Notebooks set

Catch of the Day 12×12 Collection pack

Catch of the Day 8X8 Pad

Catch of the Day Chipboard

Catch of the Day Ephemera Assortment

Catch of the Day Journaling Cards

Catch of the Day 12×12 Patterns and Solids Pad

Other Supplies:

Navy cardstock sheets

Red cardstock sheets



Scoring Board and tool

Cutting tools

Chain and charms for spine

Hole punch

Crop a dile or other corner rounding tool

Distress ink Vintage photo

I have a walkthrough of my completed album as well as a tutorial of my homemade waterfall folio inserts. Check it out here on the Graphic 45 Blog!

Happy Papercrafting!!

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Graphic 45 Portrait of A Lady Easel Pair


Hello! Thank you for stopping by my blog today!
I am excited to share a beautiful pair of easel cards I created using the amazing Portrait of A Lady collection from Graphic 45.


2 each of 12 double-sided 12 x 12-Inch papers (24 total)

27 die-cut chipboard embellishments

2 – 6 x 12-inch cover weight stickers sheets

Graphic 45 Square Tag & Clock Dies

Graphic 45 Rose Bouquet Collection - Ivory & Natural

Graphic 45 Rose Bouquet Collection - Precious Pink

Graphic 45 Square Tags Kraft

Graphic 45 Metal paper Charm Clips

Ivory cardstock

Kraft cardstock

Peach cardstock

Medium weight chipboard



From My Stash:

G45 Portrait of A Lady 8X8 Paper Pad

Green Ribbon

Ivory Flower Sprays


To begin, I cut the bases of my easels using ivory cardstock in a medium weight.

5 1/2" x 11 1/2" - Cut two

Place on scoring board and score at 2 3/4", 5 1/2", and 11. The last 1/2" is used to adhere the pocket.

For the pocket cut ivory cardstock 3" X 6 1/2" and score on both sides at 1/2". The 1/2" on each side will be the gussets which will adhere to the sides of the base. Repeat this for second card or as many cards as you are creating.

For the covers I cut two 51/2" X 5 1/2" from ivory cardstock.

*Note* - These will adhere to the bottom front 2 3/4" portion of the folded base.

 Cuts for mattes and decorative papers

*Note* This cut guide is done per the way I decorated my cards using 2 mattes on my card fronts and pockets. This guide can be adjusted to your preferences.
Covers - 
Matte 1 - 5 3/8" X 5 3/8"
Matte 2 - 5 1/4" X 5 1/4"
Decorative paper -This is done in 2 pieces
2 3/8" X 5 1/8"
2 7/8" X 5 1/8"

Inside (above pocket)-
*Note* Adhere this piece before adhering pocket
2 3/4" X 5 3/8"

Pocket Covers-
Matte 1 - 2 7/8" X 5 3/8'
Matte 2 - 2 3/4" X 5 1/4"
Decorative paper - 2 5/8" X 5 1/8"

For the inserted tags I have used the Square Tags & Clocks die to cut the decorative pieces and adhered them to Graphic 45 Square Tags in kraft. I have also used the metal paper charm clips leaf charms to add a hanging embellishment to my tags.

All of my papers have been edged with Distress Ink in Vintage Photo.

Such a beautiful collection to create with!! I have used flowers, chipboards, stickers, and fussy cuts to embellish mine.

Thanks again for visiting my blog and viewing this project today!

Be sure to follow the blog at Graphic 45 for lots of inspiration!

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Graphic 45 Ocean Blue Card Trio


Hello everyone! Today I would love to share with you a project using the gorgeous Graphic 45 Ocean Blue Collection!!

This is a beautiful collection of papers featuring images of all things Ocean. It is truly a favorite of mine.

As a designer I love all things paper crafts and I love to create albums, cards, folios, and home decor. When I am finished with my larger projects I always keep my scraps to create with later. It is amazing what you can do with those leftovers and scraps! let me share with you my process.
First I sort the scraps and leftover papers by size, starting with the larger pieces down to the smallest. Once I have them separated I set the larger ones that can be used for card fronts and mattes aside. Next I look through all of the smaller pieces and pick out those with beautiful images that I am able to fussy cut. I then fussy cut the images and place them in a container.

To create this beautiful trio I gathered up the scraps and fussy cuts along with 3 5x7 kraft card bases, Navy and Ivory cardstock, and some small things from my stash such as ribbon and chippies.
I used the Large Tag, ATC Tag & Flower Dies to create paper flowers from some of the scraps to embellish with.

Card 1:

Navy Matte - 4 3/4 x 6 3/4
Ivory Matte - 4 1/2 X 6 1/2
Background G45 Ocean Blue - Kauai 4 1/4 x 6 1/4
For this card I created a chipboard porthole wrapped with the papers and jute string. Fussy cuts were adhered at different levels using foam adhesive squares for dimension.

Card 2:

Navy Matte - 4 3/4 x 6 3/4
Ivory Matte - 4 1/2 X 6 1/2
Background - G45 Ocean Blue - Fiji - 4 1/4 X 3 1/2
G45 Ocean Blue - Antigua - 4 1/4 X 3 1/2
These two were placed on top and bottom and wrapped with a canvas/starfish ribbon and adhered to the base.
A Kraft ATC Tag covered in G45 Ocean Blue Capri, fussy cuts, and a sticker sentiment.

Card 3: 

Navy Matte - 4 3/4 x 6 3/4
This card background was made using strips of various sizes of the scraps and  a 4 5/8" X 2 1/4 strip of Capri along the bottom. These were brought together in the middle with a strip of braided jute and the paper flowers were placed along with fussy cuts and a framed cutaway sentiment card.

Inside the cards:
Navy Matte - 4 3/4 x 6 3/4
Ivory Matte - 4 1/2 X 6 1/2
Strips from the G45 Ocean Blue cutaways

What a fun way to use scraps!! I hope you agree and will create something beautiful with yours today too!
Thanks so much for visiting my blog and viewing my post today.

Be sure to follow the blog at Graphic 45 for lots of inspiration!