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!

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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.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Reneabouquets Design Team Project---Brave Wings Layout

 Hello everyone! Thanks so much for visiting my blog! Today I would like to share a 11 X 11 layout I created for the February 2021 Moodboard Challenge at Reneabouquets. This months moodboard is a beautiful wintery mix of blues and purples which are some of my favorite colors.

Here is the February Moodboard

For this layout I have used the following Reneabouquets products:

Beautiful Board Stars Elements Laser Cut Chipboard

Purple Roses And Gardenias Mulberry Flower Set

Plum Roses And Leaves Mulberry Paper Flower Set

Smoke Blue Spring Mix Mulberry Paper Flower Set

Darling Blue Glitter Glass Butterflies

3 ounce beautiful beads Hand Tinted Glass Teal

2 ounce Hand Tinted Dark Purple Gawdie Girl Chunky Glitter Glass

I have also used:

Designer papers
Lindy's Gang Sprays
Ranger Crackle Paste
Tim Holtz Stencil
Finnabair Stamps
Dina Wakley Gloss Sprays
Black String
Finnabair Heavy White and Clear Gessos
Finnabair 3D Matte Gel 
Tim Holtz Chipboard Sentiment

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Thursday, January 7, 2021

Tutti Designs Project - A Cute Little Valentine Mini Album

 Hello there! Thanks so much for visiting my blog today! I am up over on the Tutti Designs Dies blog today with this adorable little mini album!

For this project I have used the following Tutti Designs Die Set:

As a daily paper crafter, I find that these Tutti Nesting Die Sets are a necessary staple for my work. They come in a large variety of shapes and are perfect for paper crafting!

For more details on how I created this album head to my post on the Tutti Design Team Blog.

Be sure to visit the Tutti Designs Store  for all available dies in the most recent release along with the full inventory of Tutti Dies.

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Stay Safe, Stay Home and Create!
Until Next Thursday, and always, stay crafty!!


Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Reneabouquets Design Team Project - Easel Style Christmas Card


Hello there and thanks so much for visiting my blog! Today I am up over on the Reneabouquets Blog sharing this beautiful easel styled Christmas card using lots of amazing flowers and Beautiful Board pieces!

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Friday, May 8, 2020

Reneabouquets DT - Mini Album - Glamorous

Today I am up on the Reneabouquets blog with my "Glamorous "Mini Album!

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Sunday, April 12, 2020

Graphic 45 2020 Brand Ambassador Audition

Hello everyone! Today I would like to share the project I have created for the Graphic 45 2020 Brand Ambassador Audition.
Graphic 45 is one of my favorite paper companies. There papers and other products are beautiful and there are so many options for using them to create paper projects. It would be a dream come true to have the honor of becoming a Brand Ambassador for Graphic 45.

For my audition I have made an album and card set using the beautiful "By The Sea" collection. This is truly one of my favorites!

I love all of the elements that can be fussy cut from this beautiful collection.
I hope you enjoy my project!

I have used the 12 X 12 Deluxe Collector's Edition and the 8 X 8 pad.

Instructions for creating this easel card:
1. Start by cutting two 8 1/2" X 11" sheets of Navy Cardstock to 5 1/2" X 11".

2. Place 1/2" score tape on edge and adhere the two 5 1/2" X 11" together. This will become a 5 1/2" X 21 1/2" piece.

3. Place lengthwise on score board and score at 2 3/4".

4. Score at 5 1/2".

5. Score at 11".

6. Fold at 11" score line and place line at beginning of score board. Score at 5 1/2" and then at 8 1/2". Cut off excess and set aside.

7. Cut:
1 - Navy 5 1/2" X 5 1/2"      
2 Ivory 5 1/4" X 5 1/2"    
2 Light Blue 5 1/8" X 5 1/8"     
1 Patterned 5" Topper Matte       

8. Fussy cut some sea shells, the lighthouse scene with beach kids, By The Sea words, and the woman from the designer papers. Set aside.

9. Make a couple of frames using chipboard and wrap them in patterned papers.

10. Cut a piece of patterned paper for above the inside pocket. This should measure 5" by 2 1/4" to 2 1/2" depending how far down inside the pocket you prefer it to go.

11. For inside pocket cover cut a piece of patterned paper to 2 7/8" X 5 3/8".

12. Cut a strip of navy cardstock 1 1/2" X 5 3/8" and a banner strip from the paper collection. (I used the By The Sea strip). Choose a chipboard element to hold the easel.

13. Inside assembly: cut 2 1" X 2 3/4" strips of scrap paper. Score them both at 1/2" and fold in half. These will create gussets for the sides of the pocket to make more space.

14. First adhere the mats in order Ivory, Light Blue, Patterned. Next place gussets on the sides of the pocket fold facing out and adhere to the pocket. Add glue to gussets and fold up to make pocket.

15. Adhere the cut out pocket cover, Navy Strip and By The Sea strip. Use foam adhesive squares to adhere the chipboard piece.

16. Use the G45 Ivory Tags with scraps to embellish and create a tag for the pocket. My tag also has it's own pocket for a gift card to be added.

17. Add a piece of jute to the bottom for added decor.

18. Front assembly. Fold the 2 3/4" scoreline in. Place score tape on the 2 3/4" flap.

19. Assemble the topper. Adhere mattes in order, Ivory, Light Blue, patterned.

20. Remove score tape backing from flap and place the assembled topper with the bottom portion on the score tape. Be sure to line this up as evenly as possible to ensure the easel stands well.

21. Add flowers, frames, and fussy cuts. Be sure that your embellishments do not overlap the topper too much or they will bend when standing.

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Thank You so much for visiting my blog today and viewing my audition post!
Stay creative!