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!!