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.

To purchase this collection and view all of the beautiful Graphic 45 products check out the online store.

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