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Aug 23, 2016 5:00:00 AM

A Week of Graphic 45 Albums: Day 2

  Mini, Voyage Beneath the Sea, cover tutorial, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)

 The week of albums continues with two stunning travel albums from Maggi Harding and Kathy Clement! They share such amazing tips (and Kathy even shares a recipe!) and you will leave so ready to create some albums!

First, Maggi uses Voyage Beneath the Sea to document her time on our Graphic 45 Cruise to the Caribbean! She has a tutorial too!

"The highlight of my year so far, has been going on the Graphic 45 cruise with Diane, Aimee, Charee and so many super G45 crafters.  It was so fun to meet everyone and of course, I had to create a mini to memorialize my trip!  I used Graphic 45's Mixed Media Album and  bits and pieces from all the offerings in the Voyage Beneath the Sea. collection.

I did a Snapguide tutorial of how I did the front cover for you and in the Snapguide, you'll find a list of the products I used for the cover.  I also made a quick video walk through so that you could see how I did all the pages.  Most of the photos were taken  by me or my cabinmate, Kathi, but I did "borrow" a few from Facebook that fellow cruise mates posted.  I'm not sure who I borrowed from, but thank you for your photo!

Tips:  Print your journaling onto transparency paper and then glue to your journaling pieces with just a few dabs of clear drying glue as I did for the cover title. People will wonder how you managed to print something so neatly onto a journal card." ~Maggi

Mini, Voyage Beneath the Sea, cover tutorial, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)

Check out How to Make Mini Cover Using G45's Voyage Beneath the Sea by Maggi HARDING on Snapguide.  

Maggi's Snapguide Tutorial

 

Maggi's Video Walk-Through


Mini, Voyage Beneath the Sea, cover tutorial, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)


Mini, Voyage Beneath the Sea, cover tutorial, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)


Mini, Voyage Beneath the Sea, cover tutorial, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)


Mini, Voyage Beneath the Sea, cover tutorial, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)


Mini, Voyage Beneath the Sea, cover tutorial, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)


Mini, Voyage Beneath the Sea, cover tutorial, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)


Mini, Voyage Beneath the Sea, cover tutorial, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)

Supply List

Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath the Sea collection
12 x 12 Paper Pad
8 x 8 Paper Pad
6 x 6 Patterns and Solids
Sticker Sheet
Decorative Chipboard
Journaling Chipboard
Ephemera Cards
Mixed Media Album - Ivory
Graphic 45 Cityscapes Collection:
8 x 8 Paper Pad
Ephemera Cards
Journaling Chipboard
Tags and Pockets
Other:
Creative Embellishments Steampunk Mermaid 2
Creative Embellishments Seagrass
Creative Embellishments Seaweed
Creative Embellishments Seaweed 3
Creative Embellishments Gears
Petaloo Botanica Blooms Teal 1102-104
Petaloo Botanica Minis Teal 1101-104
Lindy's Frosty Forest Green, Cajun Carnelian Red, Creme Brulee Cream
Silks - Teal Zircon , Bolivian Blue, African Jade
Stampendous Aged Gold Embossing Enamel
Black Acrylic Paint

Seam binding ribbon

We love this summer memory album from Kathy! The photos and pages are amazing - take a look and enjoy her fun tutorial!

 "Summer is a great time to build memories by taking a trip.  When our grandgirls took a trip to a local “you pick ‘em” blueberry farm, I captured the adventure and laughter in a Staples Square Tag Album.

After the blueberry picking, we had a baking day where all 3 girls worked together and made a delicious Blueberry Delight dessert.  Then the family gathered for a fun meal where the girls proudly presented their handiwork.

I broke the album into 3 parts to document the adventure: Pick, Bake, and Eat!   I’ve included the recipe I adapted from my friend and teamie, Maggi Harding.

Blueberry Delight Recipe:

Crust:

1 stick butter
2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs
Melt butter and stir in the crumbled vanilla wafers.  Press the crumbs into a 9” square pan.  Set aside.

Filling:

Whipped cream:
2 cups of heavy cream, whipped
3 Tbsp. powdered sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract

Cream cheese:
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup sugar
1 8 oz cream cheese, softened

Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla together until smooth and fluffy.

In a separate bowl, beat the whipping cream, vanilla and powdered sugar until it is thick and holds a peak.  Carefully fold half the whipping cream into the prepared cream cheese mixture and spread over the prepared crust.  Refrigerate the remaining whipped cream in an airtight container.  (You can also use an 8 oz. Cool Whip, but we prefer real whipped cream.)

Berries:
¾ cup sugar
3 Tbsp cornstarch
4 cups blueberries
juice of 1 lemon

Combine ingredients and cook until thickened. Cool completely. Top the cream filling with the cooled blueberries and refrigerate.

Designer Tips:

  • Create photo corners with washi tape!  It’s a quick and easy way to give photos a designer look.
  • To keep alpha letters straight, try lining them up on washi tape, as I did in the album.  Be sure to add a small drop of glue to the back of each letter to help it stick.
  • Washi tape makes fast work of adding borders to your layouts and tags, too.  The wide black tape also helps to anchor the design on the page.
  • Use an assembly line approach to make the album come together quickly. Pre-cut all your papers as follows:
    • For standard pages, cut papers to measure 5.25” square.  You’ll need 22.
    • The pocket page liners measure 4.75”x 4”.  You’ll need 12.
    • Pocket flaps measure 5.25” x 2”.  You’ll need 12.
    • For front and back covers you’ll need 4 squares measuring 5 ⅞” each." ~Kathy

Blueberry Delight Mini Album Tutorial, Home Sweet Home, Staples Square Tag Album, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 29

Check out How to Create With Graphic 45 Staples Square Tag Album by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.  

Kathy's Snapguide Tutorial

 

Kathy's Video Walk-Through

Blueberry Delight Mini Album Tutorial, Home Sweet Home, Staples Square Tag Album, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 29

Blueberry Delight Mini Album Tutorial, Home Sweet Home, Staples Square Tag Album, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 29

 

 

Blueberry Delight Mini Album Tutorial, Home Sweet Home, Staples Square Tag Album, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 29

Blueberry Delight Mini Album Tutorial, Home Sweet Home, Staples Square Tag Album, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 29



Blueberry Delight Mini Album Tutorial, Home Sweet Home, Staples Square Tag Album, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 29


Blueberry Delight Mini Album Tutorial, Home Sweet Home, Staples Square Tag Album, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 29


Blueberry Delight Mini Album Tutorial, Home Sweet Home, Staples Square Tag Album, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 29


Blueberry Delight Mini Album Tutorial, Home Sweet Home, Staples Square Tag Album, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 29


Blueberry Delight Mini Album Tutorial, Home Sweet Home, Staples Square Tag Album, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 29

 




Blueberry Delight Mini Album Tutorial, Home Sweet Home, Staples Square Tag Album, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 29

Supply List

Staples Square Tag Kraft Mini Album
Home Sweet Home Collection
12x12 papers
8x8 papers
6x6 Patterns
Tags & Pockets
Chipboard
Ephemera Cards
Staples Square Kraft Tags
Graphic 45 Washi Tape Set
Staples Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads
Staples Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keyholes

Other Products
Petaloo International
Denim Blue Burlap Butterflies and Blossoms
Blueberry Picks
Teastained Blue Mini Butterflies
Darjeeling Mini Mix Teastained Blue
Teastained Blue Dahlias
Faded Jeans, Black Soot, Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Arianna Ivory Crocheted Lace
White Seam Binding Ribbon
Ivory Burlap String
American Craft Thickers Alpha Stickers
Black, White Cardstock

We are giving away an awesome prize pack this week. This is a full prize pack of all the goodies from Safari Adventure! All you have to do to win is comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page. Enjoy entering!

(2%2F1%2F 1 claimed) Safari Adventure Full Collection Prize Pack

This week of albums is amazing! Wow! And the fun is just beginning. Join us tomorrow for more great ideas!

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

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Aug 22, 2016 5:00:00 AM

A Week of Graphic 45 Albums: Day 1 with Safari Adventure!

Safari Tag Travel Album With Storage Case, Safari Adventure, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1 

This week is a whole week focused on albums! We have so many gorgeous ideas to share with you this week. To kick things off, Sandy Trefger and Elena Olinevich use Safari Adventure to create some show-stopper projects with gorgeous albums. It's going to be an awesome week!

First, Sandy shares an incredible album and case! You will love her video tutorials below. This is amazing!

"The beautiful Graphic 45 Safari Adventure collection and photos that my high school friend, Dyan shared of her trip to Africa inspired me to create this Safari Tag Album and Storage Case.  I asked Dyan if I could “borrow” some of her photos for this project and she graciously agreed.  Her trip to Africa in 2012 was work related but she was able to find time to visit various places and take these photos which are perfect for this travel project!  First, I decided to create the tag album by combining two different colors of tags for a different variation as well as two different sizes so I could fold up the ends of the longer tags to create pockets.  Assorted ribbons including a canvas ribbon are tied individually to each tag before attaching them to the ring that comes with each Graphic 45 Tag Album.  This gave the album a bit more feminine look since the album was to showcase a lady’s African Trip.  It took me about a month of working off and on to create both the storage case which I made from “scratch” or zero, the Tag Album and the smaller insert “albums.”  There’s even a secret compartment in the storage case—it’s a false bottom that lifts up for a place to hide secret things and a pocket for the map.  This project was a lot of fun to design and I really enjoyed working with this collection.  I hope you’ll enjoy it too and maybe make one for yourself even if your trip is to a zoo rather than Africa. Happy Crafting!  ~Sandy

Tip #1:

If you do not have flowers that compliment your paper collection, you can create flowers out of Washi tape such as the Graphic 45 set which goes wonderfully with the Safari Collection!  Cover a piece of cardstock with several rows of Washi tape for the size of the flower you want.  Use a flower punch to punch out one or two flower sections and glue together.  Add a sequin, beads or other centers to the flower.  Use hot glue to attach the flower to your project.  I created several of the Washi tape flowers for my Safari Tag Album.   You can also spray lighter color Prima flowers with a color of your choice using a spray such as the Prima Color Bloom Mists.

Tip #2:


For ribbons that have a white background or are too white for your project, you can quickly age them or give them a darker look by inking them with Distress Ink.  For my Safari project, I used Gathered Twigs to change the color of the canvas ribbon and the background of the dotted ribbon and the animal print ribbons.  I simply laid the ribbon over the ink pad and used a foam applicator to ink it to the color I wanted and then slid the ribbon down a bit more over the ink pad and repeated until the entire length had been “altered.”  This way, I didn’t have to pull out my inking craft mat and interrupt my current work flow as I work on 3’ x 3’ square area." ~Sandy

Safari Tag Travel Album With Storage Case, Safari Adventure, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

Check out How to Create a Graphic 45 Safari Tag Mini Album by Sandy Trefger on Snapguide.  

Sandy's Snapguide Tutorial

  

Video Tour

Safari Tag Travel Album With Storage Case, Safari Adventure, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

 

Tutorial Video 1

 

Tutorial Video 2

 

Tutorial Video 3

Safari Tag Travel Album With Storage Case, Safari Adventure, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

Safari Tag Travel Album With Storage Case, Safari Adventure, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

Safari Tag Travel Album With Storage Case, Safari Adventure, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

Safari Tag Travel Album With Storage Case, Safari Adventure, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

Safari Tag Travel Album With Storage Case, Safari Adventure, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Safari Tag Travel Album With Storage Case, Safari Adventure, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Safari Tag Travel Album With Storage Case, Safari Adventure, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Safari Tag Travel Album With Storage Case, Safari Adventure, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Safari Tag Travel Album With Storage Case, Safari Adventure, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1








Safari Tag Travel Album With Storage Case, Safari Adventure, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Safari Tag Travel Album With Storage Case, Safari Adventure, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Safari Tag Travel Album With Storage Case, Safari Adventure, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Safari Tag Travel Album With Storage Case, Safari Adventure, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Safari Tag Travel Album With Storage Case, Safari Adventure, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

Supply List

Graphic 45 12x12 Safari Adventure
Graphic 45 12x12 Safari Adventure Patterns & Solids
Graphic 45 Regular Tag Album--Black
Graphic 45 Large Tag Album—Kraft
Graphic 45 8x8 Safari Adventure (for Cut Apart Tags)
Graphic 45 Washi Tape Set
Graphic 45 Stamped Metal Brads
Graphic 45 Safari Adventure Decorative Chipboard Set
Graphic 45 Safari Adventure Journaling Chipboard Set
Graphic 45 Safari Adventure Tags & Pockets
Graphic 45 Safari Adventure Banners
Black Chipboard
Black Cardstock
Prima Flowers
Prima Color Bloom Spray Mist—Carmine Red & Empress Gold
Assorted Ribbons
May Arts  Button String, Burlap
Bead Gallery Beads
Gold Micro Beads
Blue Moon Amulet Charms
Large Black Sequins
Amber Clear Stones
Distress Inks – Gathered Twigs & Black Soot
Large Magnetic Snaps
Metal hinges, latch and corners
White Glue  & Scor-Tape
Glossy Accents or 3-D Lacquer

Now, Elena shares some great techniques on how to use the vellum pages in our Mixed Media Albums!

" I have never been to a Safari trip. I can not say exactly if I dream about it, however I like travelling and I am sure that Safari Adventure collection is perfect for any adventurous pictures you have.

 However when I started working with this collection I should to confess that it attracted me more and more and I had a blast inventing something  wild and free for it.

 This time I worked with Mixed Media Album, that includes pocket dividers, art sheets and vellum sheets. So I decided to make vellum sheets to work as an eye catching page. What I have done?

well, you know that vellum sheets are transparent though they have an opaque and matte feature. That was the main focus for me. First I made a composition using the papers on the art sheet, and after I started embellish the vellum sheet. The art sheet worked as a background for me. That’s a great chance to think ahead while creating such pages.

and then I started adding the colors to the vellum. I didn’t draw something precise or extraordinary, I only sketched some flowers and leaves, however they made the full view more finished and a bit complicated.

Some tips while coloring on the vellum:

  1. use light and transparent paints. It’s better to use something that dries fast and is not water based. I combined acrylic paints with silks  paints( they are more transparent).

Watercolors don’t work for this.

  1. while wasing your brush, remove the extra with a dry wipe.
    too much of the water will make the vellum wonky and wobling
  2. if you are afraid of drawing , you can just add 2-3 colors you have already used for your embellishments and papers and add some spots over and there
  3. coloring is a good remedy to hide the glue drops on the back cover of the vellum sheet.

I made a video tutorial for you and you can check how I’ve added the colors. I am showing the process for 2 pages, for the second page I used the washi tape and drawing it a bit too.

I also added more of abstract drawing, you can see the difference.

For the full album you can follow the next link - to see all those pages and pockets, as well as my colored vellum sheets.

Please , enjoy it." ~Elena

Safari Album, Safari Adventure, by Elena Olinevich, Product by Graphic45, Photo sneak

 

Album Video Tour

Safari Album, Safari Adventure, by Elena Olinevich, Product by Graphic45, Photo sneak


Safari Album, Safari Adventure, by Elena Olinevich, Product by Graphic45, Photo sneak

 

How to Color on Vellum Video Tutorial


Safari Album, Safari Adventure, by Elena Olinevich, Product by Graphic45, Photo sneak


Safari Album, Safari Adventure, by Elena Olinevich, Product by Graphic45, Photo sneak



Safari Album, Safari Adventure, by Elena Olinevich, Product by Graphic45, Photo sneak


Safari Album, Safari Adventure, by Elena Olinevich, Product by Graphic45, Photo sneak


Safari Album, Safari Adventure, by Elena Olinevich, Product by Graphic45, Photo sneak


Safari Album, Safari Adventure, by Elena Olinevich, Product by Graphic45, Photo sneak


Safari Album, Safari Adventure, by Elena Olinevich, Product by Graphic45, Photo sneak


Safari Album, Safari Adventure, by Elena Olinevich, Product by Graphic45, Photo sneak


Safari Album, Safari Adventure, by Elena Olinevich, Product by Graphic45, Photo sneak


Safari Album, Safari Adventure, by Elena Olinevich, Product by Graphic45, Photo sneak


Safari Album, Safari Adventure, by Elena Olinevich, Product by Graphic45, Photo sneak


Safari Album, Safari Adventure, by Elena Olinevich, Product by Graphic45, Photo sneak


Safari Album, Safari Adventure, by Elena Olinevich, Product by Graphic45, Photo sneak

Supply List

Mixed Media Album Kraft
Safari Adventure 12*12
Safari Adventure 12*12 Patterns and Solids
Safari Adventure Banners
Safari Adventure Ephemera Cards
Shabby Shic Ornate Metal Brads
Washi Tape Set
Acrylic Paints Silks Luminarte
Acrylic Paints Lumiere
Soft Brushes
Clear Adhesive

Since we are kicking off the week with Safari Adventure ideas, we thought we should give away some! This is a full prize pack of all the goodies from Safari Adventure! All you have to do to win is comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page. Enjoy entering!

(2%2F1%2F 1 claimed) Safari Adventure Full Collection Prize Pack

Thanks for joining us for this week of albums! It's going to be tons of fun. And we sure did kick off the week with some awesome ideas. See you tomorrow, G45ers!

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

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Aug 20, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Graphic 45 Presents a Summer Mix & Mash-up Banner & Cards Project Sheet




Download our Summer Mix & Mashup Adventure Banner Project Sheet



Download our Summer Mix & Mashup Card Project Sheet

Get inspired with World's Fair and Children's Hour and our Alpha Banner Staples for a Summer Mix and Mashup. This idea is perfect for a mantle piece, a kid's bedroom, or a special going away party. The possibilities are endless! It's always a good time for an ADVENTURE! 

Want some fussy cutting tips for these project sheets? Check out this great video from Nichola Battilana! 

 

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

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Aug 19, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Pocket Scrapbooking with Graphic 45

Pocket-Page,-City-Scapes,-By-Joanne-Bain,-Product-by-Graphic-45,-Photo-4 

It's a perfect day for pocket scrapbooking! Joanne Bain and Katelyn Grosart have fabulous pages for us today. It's a great way to round out the work week!

First, Joanne shows a brilliant way to make a pocket page with Cityscapes. Love the way she uses the Journaling & Ephemera Cards!

"I created this super simple pocket page with the Cityscapes Journalling & Ephemera Cards. I trimmed and layered some of the cards to create each frame and as there are 2 of each type of card it worked perfectly to create a balanced pocket page. Each of the larger 6x4 spots feature a tag that pulls out from behind to give a space for journaling." ~Joanne

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Supply List

4501317 Cityscapes Journaling & Ephemera Cards
#4500422 Metal Brad Staples

Now, Katelyn uses Voyage Beneath the Sea to crate a gorgeous page from her Hawaii trip. Amazing!

"Pocket Page scrapbooking is a big trend right now, so why not use your favourite papers and embellishments from Graphic 45 to create your own pocket page. To compliment my photos from Hawaii, I used products from the Voyage Beneath the Sea collection to create my pocket page. When I need a quick layout, pocket page scrapbooking makes it easy for me to get the photos scrapbooked and in my album, but also gives me a chance to still use my favourite Graphic 45 products.

Tip: Don’t be afraid to layer a couple of embellishments on to the square for the pocket, this will give the page some extra added interest.


Tip: Even though the journaling card is in the pocket, add some Glossy Accents to the Seahorse’s eyes and the starfish below." ~Katelyn

Hawaii Pocket Page, Voyage Beneath the Sea, Pocket Scrapbook Page, By Katelyn Grosart, Products By Graphic 45 - 2

Hawaii Pocket Page, Voyage Beneath the Sea, Pocket Scrapbook Page, By Katelyn Grosart, Products By Graphic 45 - 2


Hawaii Pocket Page, Voyage Beneath the Sea, Pocket Scrapbook Page, By Katelyn Grosart, Products By Graphic 45 - 2


Hawaii Pocket Page, Voyage Beneath the Sea, Pocket Scrapbook Page, By Katelyn Grosart, Products By Graphic 45 - 2


Hawaii Pocket Page, Voyage Beneath the Sea, Pocket Scrapbook Page, By Katelyn Grosart, Products By Graphic 45 - 2


Hawaii Pocket Page, Voyage Beneath the Sea, Pocket Scrapbook Page, By Katelyn Grosart, Products By Graphic 45 - 2

Supply List

12x12 Voyage Beneath the Sea: Ocean Quest
Voyage Beneath the Sea 6x6 Patterns and Solids
Voyage Beneath the Sea Ephemera Cards
Voyage Beneath the Sea Cardstock Stickers
Voyage Beneath the Sea: Chipboard 1
Hug a Bug Seam Binding Ribbon: Turquoise
Glossy Accents
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Blending Tool
Sookwang Tape
Foam Squares
Glue Dots

Now, let's see who won this week's blog giveaway! Our randomly chosen winner is....

-Sara Emily Barker: I love seeing the inspiration on this blog and today's is fantastic! I hope someday to win; none of our local craft stores sells the G45 line on a regular basis.

Congratulations, Sara! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize pictured below! Thanks to everyone who entered this week!

(1) $89 Children's Hour Paper Pads, Chip, 6x6, Embellishments, Staples Graphic 45

Thanks for joining us this week for all the fun! Tomorrow, we have some special project sheets here on the blog. We hope you join us!

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

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

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Aug 18, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Celebrate Summer & Back to School

  Summer Album Voyage Beneath the Sea by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1

It's the end of summer and time for Back-to-School. So, many of us have summer photos and want to craft for back-to-school time! Well, we have great ideas for both today from Marina BlauKitchen and Pam Bray! You will love their project ideas in store for us today.

First, Marina has a gorgeous tag album with Voyage Beneath the Sea that are perfect for summer photos of all types!

"Create an album with this papers is incredibly funny, so full of vibrant and fresh colors. Using tags and pockets allows additional places to store holiday memories.

Tips:

Use Graphic 45 Tags Albums to make album pages and pockets, they fit perfectly and add interest, embellishment and originality to your albums.


Combine several tag sizes to create innovative pages." ~Marina BlauKitchen

Summer Album Voyage Beneath the Sea by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1


Summer Album Voyage Beneath the Sea by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1


Summer Album Voyage Beneath the Sea by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1


Summer Album Voyage Beneath the Sea by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1


Summer Album Voyage Beneath the Sea by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1


Summer Album Voyage Beneath the Sea by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1


Summer Album Voyage Beneath the Sea by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1


Summer Album Voyage Beneath the Sea by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1


Summer Album Voyage Beneath the Sea by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1


Summer Album Voyage Beneath the Sea by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1



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Summer Album Voyage Beneath the Sea by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1


Summer Album Voyage Beneath the Sea by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1



Summer Album Voyage Beneath the Sea by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1

Supply list:

4501325 Voyage Beneath the Sea Neptune’s Adventure 12x12
#4501326 Voyage Beneath the Sea Ocean Quest 12x12
#4501327 Voyage Beneath the Sea Wild Wild Waves 12x12
#4501329 Voyage Beneath the Sea 8x8 (2 pages)
#4501329 Voyage Beneath the Sea  Wild Wild Waves 8x8
#4501329 Voyage Beneath the Sea  Mermaid Melody 8x8
#4501329 Voyage Beneath the Sea  Deep Blue Dreams 8x8
#4500981 Regular Tag Albums Black
#4500982 Large Tag Albums Black
#4501331 Voyage Beneath the Sea Tags&Pockets
Black cardstock, cardboard, metal leaves, flowers, some pearls

Now, get into back-to-school  mode with Pam! She has a fun tutorial for this desk organizer set!

"Tip:

1. Use washi tape to secure chipboard pieces together to form dimensional projects.

2. Use washi tape to cover exposed chipboard to give projects a finished look." ~Pam

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Step-by-Step Tutorial

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  1. Die cut 3 sets of canisters using Matboard. Leave one canister set alone, cut 1” off one set of canisters and 2” of the last set of canister sides.

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2. Form canisters.

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3. Apply washi tape to top and bottom of prepared canister.

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4. Adhere pattern paper to prepared canisters.

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5. Adhere die cut borders to canisters.

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6. Decorate each of the canisters with chipboard embellishments.

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7. Fill each of the canisters with tags and other supplies.

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8. Add doily die cuts to lids of canisters.

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9. Adhere metal circles and knobs to lids.

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10. Cut chipboard base for stand 1” longer that the three canisters.

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11. Cut chipboard sides 1” x the length of the chipboard base.

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12. Apply washi tape to the chipboard bottom and sides to form box.  Apply washi tape around the top edges of formed stand.

Graphic 45A BCPrimer Teacher Desk Organizer - Pam Bray - tutorial 11_0576_0699

13. Adhere pattern paper to the formed canister stand.

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14. Add handles and legs to stand.

Graphic 45A BCPrimer Teacher Desk Organizer - Pam Bray - tutorial 11_0576_0699

15. Adhere sticker and chipboard to front of stand.

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Supply List

Graphic 45 ABC Primer Deluxe Collectors Edition
Graphic 45 ABC Primer Chipboard
Graphic 45 Washi Tape
Sizzix Canister Die
Sizzix Hello Doily Die
Sizzix Matboard
Chipboard
Black Card Stock
Random Metal Handles, Legs, Brads, Circle, Small Knobs
Curio Knobs
Xyron Adhesive
Tiny Attacher
Pop Dots

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(1) $89 Children's Hour Paper Pads, Chip, 6x6, Embellishments, Staples Graphic 45

Saying goodbye to summer is not so hard when you get to scrapbook those special memories. And back-to-school time always has so much to offer. Soon, the air will be crisp and the craft room will call our name with so many ideas and possibilities! It's a great time of transition and we hope these projects inspired you today.

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

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