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Jul 3, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Stylish Celebrations with Handmade Cards & Invitations

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Today, we have gorgeous ideas for invitations and cards. Solange Marques shares the most brilliant bridal shower invitations, and Donna Espiritu reminds you to Dream with a gorgeous card of her own. It will be a wonderful cardmaking celebration here on the blog today!

First, Solange shares the most gorgeous Botanical Tea bridal shower invitations. How magical would it be to receive these for a shower!

"My daughter is going to marry in August and I am preparing her Bridal Shower next month. Botanical collection is perfect for the theme that I chose. The invitations are boxes that when opened they show a tea-pot. I need to make a lot of these..." ~Solange

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Bridal Shower Invitations by Solange Marques- Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Collection


Bridal Shower Invitations by Solange Marques- Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Collection


Bridal Shower Invitations by Solange Marques- Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Collection


Bridal Shower Invitations by Solange Marques- Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Collection


Bridal Shower Invitations by Solange Marques- Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Collection


Bridal Shower Invitations by Solange Marques- Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Collection


Bridal Shower Invitations by Solange Marques- Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Collection

Supply List

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea 8x8 Pad
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea 6x6 Patterns and Solid Pad
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Journaling Chipboard
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Decorative Sticker
Acrylic Gesso, Ink Pad, Resin.

Next, Donna shares a beautiful Artisan Style "Dream" card. We just love the way this unfolds!

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Artisan Style "Dream" card by Donna #graphic45


Artisan Style "Dream" card by Donna #graphic45


Artisan Style "Dream" card by Donna #graphic45

 

Supply list

Graphic 45 Artisan Style 12x12, 8x8 papers
Graphic 45 Artisan Style chipboard
Graphic 45 Artisan Style stamp
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic ornate metal brad
Sizzix Stephanie Barnard Framelits 659632
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam tape
Cuttlebug embossing folder - Swiss dots
Stazon ink - black
A4 cardstock - black

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Thanks for joining us for these creative card ideas. Many thanks to Solange and Donna! Have a great 4th of July weekend, G45ers!

Happy Cardmaking,

The G45 Family

 

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

Jul 2, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Celebrate 4th of July with Handmade Decorations!

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It's almost the 4th of July here in America where we celebrate Independence! It's a great day for barbecues, picnics, and parties and we have some fabulous ideas for you today from Ginny Nemchak and Maggi Harding!

First, Ginny shares the most beautiful centerpiece using Home Sweet Home! We love her handmade pinwheels and shiny stars. What a perfect party decoration!

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Home Sweet Home Floral Centerpiece Napkin and Utensil Holder 1


Home Sweet Home Floral Centerpiece Napkin and Utensil Holder 1


Home Sweet Home Floral Centerpiece Napkin and Utensil Holder 1


Home Sweet Home Floral Centerpiece Napkin and Utensil Holder 1


Home Sweet Home Floral Centerpiece Napkin and Utensil Holder 1

Supply List

Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home~Home Sweet Home
Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home~Handmade
Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home~My Sunshine
Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home~6x6 Paper Pad
Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home~8x8 Paper Pad
Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home~Die Cut Chipboard Tags 1
Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home~Die Cut Chipboard Tags 2
Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home~12x12 Cardstock Stickers
Graphic 45 Staples~Large Black Tag Album
Graphic 45 Staples~Stamped Metal Brads
Petaloo Flowers
Tim Holtz Distress INk~Black Soot
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Vintage Mason Jar

Next, Maggi shares this absolutely beautiful spread using Home Sweet Home! This looks like a great party to attend!

"Here's a quick little project that you can put together in no time.  The napkin rings are simply 6 x 3" punched strips of paper glued together and embellished with a quick homemade flower and button.  Then I've wrapped more of the design paper around a tin milk jug, added a punched contrasting strip around the middle along with a Home Sweet Home tag.  I made a pretty "platform" for my jug by layering a 12" doily over a 12 x 12" sheet of design paper.  Red poppies complete the look and I'm all ready for a fun July 4th get-together!  Quick decorating schemes are my thing because I love to cook and when entertaining, I spend my time preparing the food rather than fussing with decorations and such.

Now I have a little secret, I LOVE that tin milk jug and I love to use it for many occasions, sooooo, I glued the paper to itself rather than the jug.  That way I can remove the paper and easily change the look of my jug and incorporate it into different decorating schemes." ~Maggi

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Table Decor, Home Sweet Home, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)


Table Decor, Home Sweet Home, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)


Table Decor, Home Sweet Home, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)


Table Decor, Home Sweet Home, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)

Supply List

Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home  Collection (12 x 12):
With the exception of the sheet of paper underneath the jug, I used all scraps from these
papers for this project -
Home Sweet Home
Garden Fresh
Handmade
Granny's Quilt
Apple Pie
Scraps from the Home Sweet Home 6 x 6' pad
Other:
red and blue buttons
Gold cord
McGill Floriano flower punch
Spellbinders Gold Label Four (diecut underneath fussy cut Home Sweet Home oval)
Fiskars Threading Water border punch
1/4" Scor-tape
12" doily
White cardstock

Don't forget you have until Monday to win this A Proper Gentleman prize pack! So, enter today by commenting here on the blog or on our Facebook page

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We hope you enjoyed seeing these fabulous 4th of July ideas. Many thanks to Ginny and Maggi! What fun!

Happy 4th of July,

The G45 Family

 

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

Jul 1, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Welcome our 2015 Special Project Designers: Annette Green and Gloria Stengel

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Today, we introduce our amazing Special Project Designers! Our Special Project Designers create the Graphic 45 classes that you take around the world. So, they are certainly a key part of our team. You will recognize them as past Design Team members as well! We adore Annette Green and Gloria Stengel and celebrate them today!

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Annette Green


"Hello! I’m Annette Green and although my 2 terms on the design team are now over, I am thrilled to be asked to stay on as a Special Projects Designer for Graphic 45! If you’ve attended CHA, or any Graphic 45 events or classes around the globe, chances are I’ve designed that project you made. What an honor it’s been and I’m looking forward to another year of designing for the best paper crafting company in the business.


Formerly a graphic designer by trade, I’ve spent the 15 years as a paper crafting enthusiast. What began as simple scrapbooking of our family memories has turned into a fulfilling career in the best business ever. I spend my days in my home studio creating and sharing art and inspiration through blogging, videos, and as an instructor.

I live in sunny Melbourne, Florida with my husband Paul of 23 years, our talented teenage daughter Jamie and our sweet, shy Sheltie named Suki who sometimes makes an appearance in my videos. I enjoy working out, eating healthy, and thinking positive thoughts daily. I especially enjoy reading, cooking and spending time with friends. Especially having coffee! (I’m a bit of a coffee fanatic, I’m afraid.) Paul recently retired, so life is taking on some fun changes. Who knows where I’ll end up? All I know is as long as I have my crafting hobby, I’ll be a happy, happy girl!" ~Annette

 Keep up with Annette!

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First, Annette shares her Home Sweet Home recipe book and project sheet that we taught at this past year's CHA class for our Crafter's Home stores. This is one amazing project!

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Download this Home Sweet Home Recipe Book Photo Steps Project Sheet

Download the Home Sweet Home Recipe Book Written Instructions Project Sheet


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Supply List

Ivory Mixed Media Album
Home Sweet Home 12 x 12 Papers:
(1 sheet of each)
Home Sweet Home Signature Page
Garden Fresh
Country Life
Granny’s Quilt
Apple Pie
Handmade
Farmer’s Market
My Sunshine
Home Sweet Home Ephemera Cards
Home Sweet Home Hybrid Stickers
One Shabby Chic Metal Keyhole
Two Shabby Chic Metal Brads
Other
Core’dinations Signature Series cardstock:
Bon Voyage
32” May Arts ⅝”    385-58-14 - RED

Annette is also an avid workshop teacher and here's another great recipe book she made using Home Sweet Home! Beautiful! Take the tour below:

 

Annette's YouTube Home Sweet Home Recipe Book Tour

Next, Annette shares some paper maché magic using Home Sweet Home! We love this handmade purse. Check out her video tutorial below!

"I love taking inexpensive alterable items from the craft store and transforming them into something beautiful for my home. I chose a simple papier maché purse that I’ve had stashed away for a while for this fun project. My favorite Graphic 45 Staples right now are the new Antique Brass Claw Feet and while planning the design for this purse, I decided to paint the feet a bright red color to coordinate with the beautiful Garden Fresh paper in the Home Sweet Home Collection. Metal Staples are not difficult to paint following some simple steps, which I share in my video. Enjoy!" ~Annette

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Annette's Paper Mache Purse Tutorial


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Supply List

Graphic 45:
Home Sweet Home 12 x 12: Garden Fresh and Granny’s Quilt
Home Sweet Home 6 x 6 Patterns & Solids, blue stripe
Antique Brass Claw Feet Staples, 4
Ornate Metal Key Hole, 1
Shabby Chic Metal Brads, 2
Other:
Antique Brass closure/clasp, Hobby Lobby
Papier Maché purse
White Gesso
Acrylic Paints
Mod Podge
Ribbon and trims
Small ivory paper roses
Petaloo Flowers:
1101002 Faux Dried Minis, Ivory/Green/Brown
1101003 Faux Dried Minis, Cranberry/Amber/Green

Now, many of you know Gloria Stengel who's been a part of Graphic 45 for years. We are so glad she's a Special Projects Designer for us!

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Gloria Stengel

"My name is Gloria Stengel and I just celebrated my 10 year anniversary of living in beautiful, southern California! I am a wife of almost 28 years, the mom of three mostly grown kids, and the owner of two cats.  We are a Christian homeschooling family, having homeschooled two kids all the way to college, with the last one now in homeschooled high school. The light at the end of the homeschooling tunnel is no longer the train! 

I have been hooked on crafts all of my life, and I have been a papercrafter for 25 years! I have always loved to color, play with paper dolls, and create "stuff"!  I love all aspects of paper crafting: card making, scrapbooking, mini albums, altered art, up-cycling, you name it! I am happiest when I am making a mess! It's the cleaning up part that I don't care for!

I have been on a number of design teams over the past few years, including over four years with Graphic 45. I joined the Graphic 45 Design Team in 2010 and continued on the team until my third term ended in 2013. I became a Special Projects Designer in the spring of 2013, taking a short break in 2014 to recover from a back injury. I once told Diane that she would never get rid of me, and so far, I have been like a barnacle stuck to the G45 ship! 

I love my role as a Special Project Designer because I get to use the prettiest paper in the world in my designs! I create projects for tutorial sheets and other special events, which allows me to share my love of Graphic 45 with students all over the world! My current favorite G45 collections are: Raining Cats and Dogs, Rare Oddities, and Home Sweet Home. I have some of every collection that Graphic 45 has ever made, but my ALL TIME FAVORITE is Times Nouveau, which has been "re-booted" as a Deluxe Collector's Edition! I am blessed to be part of such a wonderful company for such a long time! May they never tire of me! " ~Gloria
 
Keep up with Gloria!

 

 Blog: Scraps of Life: http://www.gloriascraps.blogspot.com
 
Today, we're sharing the classes Gloria is designing for us this year. Every month she creates card and tag classes using Time to Flourish! We are sharing her May and April project sheets below. Enjoy making these fun projects!

 

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Download the May Time to Flourish Card & Tag Project Sheet


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Download the April Time to Flourish Card & Tag Project Sheet

Want to see all of Gloria's great Time to Flourish project sheets? Check out our Pinterest Board with all the links in one handy place!

Follow Graphic 45®'s board Time to Flourish Monthly Card & Tag Project Sheets on Pinterest.

Don't forget you can win A Proper Gentleman prize pack this week! Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to enter to win. Have fun!

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Also, we have yet to announce the winner of last week's blog contest! The randomly chosen winner is....

-Jane Reyling

Congratulations, Jane! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Thanks for taking part, G45ers!

Thanks for joining us today, and special thanks to Annette and Gloria for all their incredible work throughout the year!

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

 

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

 

 

Jun 30, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Introducing the Graphic 45 Ambassador: Laura Denison + a Bonus Tutorial

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We are so excited to welcome back Laura Denison to our team of Ambassadors! Laura has been with us for years and we are simply in love with her incredible designs. Laura has an unrivaled imagination and incredible brain for papercrafting and we just adore her. Also, today we have a great card tutorial from Lori Williams! It's going to be a great day here on the blog.

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Laura Denison

"From an early age, I thought outside the box. I have always followed my own path in my creative endeavors. I try to explore “what if…?” ever day.

I am honored to once again be an Ambassador for THE greatest product manufacturing company on the planet, Graphic 45. Their unique vision in the industry and the family behind it all makes them a standout. I began my journey with them in 2011 and I am humbled to be asked to continue  to share my love of the company and their products.

After a career in architecture, I was involved in the quilting and fabric industry of 10 years. In 2009, I discovered paper. …and fell in love with it’s unique properties. My passion is to create 3D projects from scratch. Give me a stack of chipboard and some gorgeous paper and my mind is off and running. Most of my projects also incorporate a unique and innovative mini album in some form or fashion.

Paper is lead my to places I never could have imagined I would go. I LOVE what I do and work to have that shine through in my work. I also LOVE to share what I do and teach others to step outside their comfort zone and create what they never thought possible." ~Laura

Keep up with Laura!

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Laura shared with us some of her Graphic 45 highlights! First is this Steampunk Debutante altered clock a mini album. Simply amazing!

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 Then, Laura shares this gorgeous altered Typography typewriter! So many amazing details on this.

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This is a fabulous postal box using Kraft Reflections by the amazing Laura.

 

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What a great vintage camera using Communique!

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Talk about a beautiful cradle - this is made from Little Darlings and our Metal Staples!

 

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We are so glad Laura is an Ambassador again! Be sure to welcome her in the comments below.

 Next, Lori shares two beautiful cards using Artisan Style and Gilded Lily. There's a tutorial that goes with the Gilded Lily card. Just wonderful!

"I think fancy fold cards are such a great way to make a huge impact but they are actually very easy to create.  I’ve made a simple step by step tutorial that will show you how quick this step card is to make and I’ll help you make one in no time.    I’ve made two cards to show you different styles and looks that you could do with different collections.  The new Gilded Lily collection is so feminine and beautiful and yet I adore the traditional style of the Artisans Style.  Both are equally beautiful.  I’d love to see you take your favorite Graphic 45 collection and make your own step card." ~Lori

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Lori's Card Video Tutorial


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Step Card, Gilded Lily, by Lori Williams, Product by Graphic45, photo 1

Supply List

Graphic 45 / Artisan Style Step Card
12 x 12 Artisans Style
Artisan Style
Natural Beauty
Craftsmanship
Creative Ideal
Artisan Style Journaling and Ephemera Cards
Artisan Style card stock stickers
Artisan Style Tags and Pockets
Artisan Style Tags chipboard 2
Artisan Style Stamp 1
Other Supplies: Spellbinders/Card Creator Labels 1
Xacto Tool, Self Healing Mat and Score Board
Prima Flowers
Petaloo Flowers
Martha Stewart Punch
Black Card Stock
Dries Clear Glue
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Zip Dries Glue
Foam Tape
Gilded Lily Step Card
12 x 12 Gilded Lily Paper
Tres Chic
Her majesty
8 x 8 Gilded Lily Paper
Crème de la Crème
Golden Age
Gilded Lily
Versailles
Lavish Lifestyle
Gilded Lily Chipboard 1
Other Products Used: Dries Clear Glue
Cream Card Stock
Pearl Swirls
Rhinestone Button
May Arts Ribbon
Foam Tape
Vintage Photo Distress Ink

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Thanks for joining us today, G45ers! Have a creative day!

 

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

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

Jun 29, 2015 5:00:00 AM

It's the Spellbinders Summer Road Trip Partner Hop with Tutorials from Graphic 45!

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Welcome to the Spellbinders Summer Road Trip Partner Hop! We are so excited you're here. We are going to jump right into the fun because Annette Green and Gloria Stengel have 2 excellent projects for this amazing hop. There's also a fabulous giveaway! Enjoy hopping along.

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First, Annette shares a fabulous mini album and Mixed Media Box using Spellbinders dies!

"This Summer my husband and I will be traveling with friends to South Carolina and I thought it would be fun to create them a mini album and Mixed Media Box to store it in as a little “Thank You” gift for joining us. I used Home Sweet Home in particular because I also plan to collect recipes and make note of places we eat, as well as places we visit. The Spellbinders dies were fun to layer and play around with, and with my new Sapphire machine it sure made easy work of embellishing my project. Hope you enjoy!" ~Annette

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Annette's YouTube Tutorial


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Supply List

Graphic 45:
Home Sweet Home 8 x 8 papers
Home Sweet Home 6 x 6 Patterns & Solids
Home Sweet Home Cardstock Stickers
Ivory 5 x 5 Mixed Media Box
Kraft ATC Tag
Antique Brass Label Pull
Spellbinders:
Basics Set A
Mini Flower One
Sapphire Die-Cutting Machine
Other
Core’dinations Signature Series Cardstock for Graphic 45
May Arts green wrinkle ribbon
May Arts jute twine
Misc. buttons and pearls
Burlap fabric

Now, let Gloria show you how to make a brilliant Raining Cats & Dogs mini album!

"Good morning, Graphic 45 Fans! I have the amazing honor to be one of the featured Graphic 45 Designers in the Spellbinders' Partner Blog Hop!


I was given the Spellbinders Sapphire Numbers and Letters One die templates set and the Fancy Corner set to work with, plus I am using the Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs Collection for my project.

 


I decided to create a little mini album from two paper bags...and to make it a brag book about my cats! This album is approximately 3 1/2" x 7" and is adorable in a black, red, and teal color scheme!

 


Here is a another view, with the cover "untucked." I just adore how this turned out. It is perfect for adding a few photos and some journaling. This is the sort of project that you can customize by changing the theme and using alternate papers or color schemes. I love the Spellbinders Sapphire letters that I used to spell out my album title. (The capital "M" is approximately 1/2" tall.)

 


The gorgeous Graphic 45 papers, paired with black accents and the black die cut shapes make for a stunning project!

 

I bet you want to know how I made this little mini, right? Well, here goes!

 

 

You need two black treat bags, approximately 3 1/2" x 6 3/4" each. You can purchase these treat bags at your local chain craft store in the gift wrap section.


Lay Bag #1 so that the bottom fold is to the left. Place Bag #2 so that the bottom fold is on the right. Score Bag #2 at 1 1/2" and 2" from the bag opening. Score lightly, as you will GENTLY fold the bag to make the right-hand "spine."

 

 

Place some double-stick tape on the back of the opening of Bag #2. Slide Bag #2 into the opening of Bag #1, up to the first score line. Use a circle die or punch to create a cut out tab into Bag #1 as shown.) I actually went back with a Spellbinders Circle Die and cut a larger opening, as you can see below.)

 

 

Gently fold the bag on the score lines. The end of Bag #2 will tuck under the left flap to form a closure. 

 

I wanted to add a bit more to my bag book, so I created a flip page from some black cardstock. Cut black cardstock to 3 3/8" x 5". Score on the short edge at 1". Place double-stick tape on the small flap. Tuck the cardstock flap into the opening of Bag #1 to form a flip page.

 


Cover all surfaces with Raining Cats and Dogs papers. I used the 8x8 paper pad for my project. The open mini measures approximately 3 1/2" x 12 1/2". 

 

 

I decorated the "flap" of the cover with Spellbinders corner dies, flowers, and Raining Cats and Dots chipboard and a sticker. I topped the chipboard tag with a twine bow. 

 

 

I decorated the cover with more flowers and chipboard, plus a few items from the Raining Cats and Dogs Banners. I spelled out "My Cats" with the Spellbinders Numbers and Letters One die cuts. 

 


With the cover open, Bag #1 becomes the fist page, and it is also a pocket page. You can see that I used the Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Small Dies to cut out the opening on the bag to make it easier to slip in some tags. I used the Sapphire Fancy Corner Set to create corners for the journaling tag. 

 


I tucked a few Graphic 45 Black Artist Trading Tags into my bag pocket. I covered the tags with paper. I had a little fun by trimming out the word "cats" to cover the word "dogs" so that my second tag reads "raining cats and cats"! {giggle} You can tuck some photos into the bag pocket as well. 

 

 

The next page is the cardstock flap that I made. The chipboard accent holds some tags, or it could hold a photo. Place adhesive on the left side of the chipboard, then slide your tags and photos under the right edge of the tag.

 


I used foam squares to pop the cat chipboard tag off and act as a holder. 

 

 

I created another tag holder by popping the mini tag with foam squares. I tied another twine bow to decorate the tag. I used another of the fancy corner die cut shapes under the mini tag.

 

 

The last page is actually Bag #2. The bag bottom creates a flap, which I used as a journaling spot and photo holder. I "crowned" the chipboard piece with one of the Spellbinders fancy corners. 

 

 

This paper is just beautiful! I love the red and teal flowers, and the black accents. There is a lot of paper in this collection that can be used for projects not about pets! I love how versatile Graphic 45 papers are! 

 

 

The back of the album is covered with more of the Raining Cats and Dogs paper.

 

Make sure to trim a small strip of paper to cover the spine, as shown above.

 

I hope you enjoyed this little project. Thanks for looking!" ~Gloria

 

Graphic 45 Products:

Artist Trading Tags - Black

Raining Cats and Dogs 8x8 Pad

Raining Cats and Dogs 6x6 Patterns and Solids Pad

Raining Cats and Dogs Tags and Pockets

Raining Cats and Dogs Decorative Chipboard

Raining Cats and Dogs Journaling Chipboard

Raining Cats and Dogs Stickers

Raining Cats and Dogs Alphabet Stickers

Raining Cats and Dogs Banners


Spellbinders Products:

Sapphire Dies: Numbers and Letters One, Fancy Corner Set

Nestabilites Dies: Standard Circles Small

Grand Calibur 


Other Products:

Paper treat bags: craft store

Flowers: Petaloo, Wild Orchid Crafts

Leaves: Prima

Twine: Really Reasonable Ribbon red and black jute string

Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon 1/4" black grosgrain

Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares, Scotch 3M ATG tape, Aleene's Fast Grab Tacky Glue, hot glue

 

 

Enter the giveaway below to enter to win this great $90 prize pack of Graphic 45 Deluxe Collector's Editions Once Upon a Springtime  and An ABC Primer.

 

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Keep the fun going by hopping along with Day One of this great blog hop!

 

Visit the Want2Scrap Blog

 

Visit the Avery Elle Blog

 

Make sure to read the Spellbinders giveaway rules.

Thanks for joining us today, G45ers and enjoy hopping along!

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