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Aug 26, 2016 5:00:00 AM

A Week of Graphic 45 Albums: Day 5

  Voyage Beneath The Sea Top Load Mini Album, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

 It's the last day of our Week of Graphic 45 Albums and we are ending with a bang! Alexandra Morein and Magda Cortez have amazing projects for us today! This has been such a fun week and we are so honored you joined us. Now, off the Day 5 fun!

First, Alexandra shares a stunning Voyage Beneath the Sea album and stand! This is absolutely fantastic.

"In today’s post I would like to share a little boxed mini album. It’s is loaded into the box from the top, while the binding is located on the lid and holds 6 pocket pages. A magnet is preventing the inside photo mats to fall out of the pages when the album is extracted from the box.

On the front  you will find shadow boxes with the cutouts from several of the “Voyage Beneath the Sea” paper sheets. If you like to add shells, cogs and sea themed die cuts to your projects, this paper collection is for you.

In the tutorial I am showing how to construct the base box, give you the measurements for putting the shadow boxes together, share a process of embellishing them and finally explain how to create the pages.

The finished project measures 5” tall (not including the feet and the knob on the lid), 4” wide (not including the ornate pulls on the sides) and 4” deep (with both of the shadow boxes). The most of the project is done using the 6”X6” paper pad and several 8”X8” sheets (from which I cut out the images for embellishing the shadow boxes and the inside pages of the album).

Being dimensional, the finished project can serve as a nice decoration piece.


I hope you will enjoy the tutorial and find it inspiring." ~Alexandra

Voyage Beneath The Sea Top Load Mini Album, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

 

Alexandra's Top Load Mini Album Video Tutorial


Voyage Beneath The Sea Top Load Mini Album, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Voyage Beneath The Sea Top Load Mini Album, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Voyage Beneath The Sea Top Load Mini Album, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Voyage Beneath The Sea Top Load Mini Album, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Voyage Beneath The Sea Top Load Mini Album, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Voyage Beneath The Sea Top Load Mini Album, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Voyage Beneath The Sea Top Load Mini Album, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Voyage Beneath The Sea Top Load Mini Album, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Voyage Beneath The Sea Top Load Mini Album, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Voyage Beneath The Sea Top Load Mini Album, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Voyage Beneath The Sea Top Load Mini Album, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Voyage Beneath The Sea Top Load Mini Album, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1
Voyage Beneath The Sea Top Load Mini Album, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Voyage Beneath The Sea Top Load Mini Album, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Voyage Beneath The Sea Top Load Mini Album, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Voyage Beneath The Sea Top Load Mini Album, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Voyage Beneath The Sea Top Load Mini Album, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Voyage Beneath The Sea Top Load Mini Album, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Voyage Beneath The Sea Top Load Mini Album, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Voyage Beneath The Sea Top Load Mini Album, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Voyage Beneath The Sea Top Load Mini Album, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Voyage Beneath The Sea Top Load Mini Album, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

Supply List

Voyage Beneath the Sea 6x6 Patterns & Solids
Voyage Beneath the Sea Decorative Chipboard
Voyage Beneath the Sea 8x8 Pad
Antique Metal Door Pull

Other products:
La-La Land Crafts sea-themed dies
Tim Holtz Ornate Frame #2 die
Assorted metal embellishments
I Am Roses flowers
Prima Mini Stones

Magda shares a great back-to-school backpack album with An ABC Primer! Perfect for this time of year!

"Time to back to school and with all the technology we have it’s so easy to take pictures at the right moment.. And this Backpack Mini Album is perfect for those pictures of the first day of school.. An ABC Primer Collector’s Edition is so pretty with the vintage style of the Old School days and invites me to make this tiny tag mini album in a backpack case…


Tip: If you like to use magnets for your mini albums you can save one magnet using one flat washer instead of two magnets.. Just make sure the flat washers are not stainless steel." ~Magda

School Days Backpack Mini Album-An ABC Primer-By Magda Cortez-Product by Graphic45-04-11

 

Magda's An ABC Primer Video Tour

School Days Backpack Mini Album-An ABC Primer-By Magda Cortez-Product by Graphic45-04-11


School Days Backpack Mini Album-An ABC Primer-By Magda Cortez-Product by Graphic45-04-11


School Days Backpack Mini Album-An ABC Primer-By Magda Cortez-Product by Graphic45-04-11


School Days Backpack Mini Album-An ABC Primer-By Magda Cortez-Product by Graphic45-04-11


School Days Backpack Mini Album-An ABC Primer-By Magda Cortez-Product by Graphic45-04-11


School Days Backpack Mini Album-An ABC Primer-By Magda Cortez-Product by Graphic45-04-11


School Days Backpack Mini Album-An ABC Primer-By Magda Cortez-Product by Graphic45-04-11


School Days Backpack Mini Album-An ABC Primer-By Magda Cortez-Product by Graphic45-04-11


School Days Backpack Mini Album-An ABC Primer-By Magda Cortez-Product by Graphic45-04-11


School Days Backpack Mini Album-An ABC Primer-By Magda Cortez-Product by Graphic45-04-11

Supply List

An ABC Primer Deluxe Collector’s Edition
Black Cardstock
Black Chipboard
Black Ribbon

Now, let's announce our randomly chosen winner....

-Therese Marx: I absolutely love anything Graphic 45. The new Safari is just in time for a trip to Africa.

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

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

Thanks so much for joining us for a week of Albums! We've had such a great time. Thanks for joining us, and see you next week for more great ideas with G45!

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

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Aug 25, 2016 5:00:00 AM

A Week of Graphic 45 Albums: Day 4 with Safari Adventure!

  Jumbo Kenya Mini Album, Safari Adventure, by Einat Kessler,  product by Graphic 45, photo 3

Aren't you inspired by all the great ideas in this Week of Albums? We sure are! Don't worry, the fun continues today with stunning Safari Adventure ideas from Einat Kessler and Marina BlauKitchen. Two incredible designers with two amazing albums - we are in for a treat!

First, Einat shares amazing memories with us with her Kenya Safari Adventure album. This is so wonderful!

"When I first saw the Safari Adventure collection I immediately fell in love with it. It took me back more than 13 years into the past to the time I lived in Kenya. This amazingly inspirational country with its breath taking safari views and wonderful people was my home for three years. I have the best memories from that time and many photos which are part of 6 beautiful albums. So creating this mini album was not only super fun but also emotional and personal. I actually had a safari adventure in real life!

I made this mini album from scratch using the alphabet banners as a base for the interactive pages. I spelled the words “Jumbo Kenya” with the alphabet banners and build the mechanisms on the other side of each banner while creating a background to make the letter more visible.

Tip #1: When creating a travel theme project try to incorporate some authentic elements from the country you visited. I added a tribal wood figure as embellishment and used the word JUMBO in the mini album title which means HELLO in Swahili (the language spoken in Kenya).

Tip #2: Add texture to your project to enhance the theme and design. I added burlap to the mini album which is a texture associated with safari and nature." ~Einat

Jumbo Kenya Mini Album, Safari Adventure, by Einat Kessler,  product by Graphic 45, photo 3

 

Einat's Kenya Album Video Tour

Jumbo Kenya Mini Album, Safari Adventure, by Einat Kessler,  product by Graphic 45, photo 3

Jumbo Kenya Mini Album, Safari Adventure, by Einat Kessler,  product by Graphic 45, photo 3

Jumbo Kenya Mini Album, Safari Adventure, by Einat Kessler,  product by Graphic 45, photo 3

Jumbo Kenya Mini Album, Safari Adventure, by Einat Kessler,  product by Graphic 45, photo 3

Jumbo Kenya Mini Album, Safari Adventure, by Einat Kessler,  product by Graphic 45, photo 3

Jumbo Kenya Mini Album, Safari Adventure, by Einat Kessler,  product by Graphic 45, photo 3





Jumbo Kenya Mini Album, Safari Adventure, by Einat Kessler,  product by Graphic 45, photo 3


Jumbo Kenya Mini Album, Safari Adventure, by Einat Kessler,  product by Graphic 45, photo 3

Supply List

Papers: Safari Adventures 8X8, and 6X6 sizes
Stickers: Safari Adventures Cardstock Stickers
              Die Cuts: Safari Adventures – BannersTags & Pockets                                                                   Staples:
Alphabet Banners - Kraft
6x6 Burlap Papers
Wood beads
Twine
Tribal wood embellishment
Foam tape

Now, Marina shares a wonderful album using cardboard and canvas. Isn't this incredible? Take a look:

"Safari Adventure Collection is the star of this album made with some padding cardboard and wrapped with adhesive canvas. It has three sections for photos. First section has a tab in each page with a decorated cover. Love the wonderful  and multiple combinations of this colecction.

Tips:

1.- Make multiple layers to give dimension to your projects.


2.- I use zip bags to store all the paper remnants and keep it together with the collection to with they belong, so it is very easy to find little pieces of paper or fussy cutting  you have not used in your current project." ~Marina BlauKitchen

Safari Adventure Travel 6_x4_ Album by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1

Safari Adventure Travel 6_x4_ Album by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1

Safari Adventure Travel 6_x4_ Album by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1

Safari Adventure Travel 6_x4_ Album by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1


Safari Adventure Travel 6_x4_ Album by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1


Safari Adventure Travel 6_x4_ Album by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1


Safari Adventure Travel 6_x4_ Album by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1


Safari Adventure Travel 6_x4_ Album by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1


Safari Adventure Travel 6_x4_ Album by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1


Safari Adventure Travel 6_x4_ Album by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1


Safari Adventure Travel 6_x4_ Album by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1



Safari Adventure Travel 6_x4_ Album by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1



Safari Adventure Travel 6_x4_ Album by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1


Safari Adventure Travel 6_x4_ Album by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1



Safari Adventure Travel 6_x4_ Album by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1


Supply List:

#4501392 Safari Adventure Patterns&Solids (12 pages)
#4501375 Safari Adventure Journaling&Ephemera Cards
#4501368 Safari Adventure 8x8 in Pad
#4501372 Safari Adventure Chipboards 2
#4501373 Safari Adventure Chipboards 1
#4501371 Safari Adventure Banners
#4501370 Safari Adventure Tags&Pockets
#4501295 Metal Door Plates & Knobs
Cardboard
Adhesive canvas
Ribbons
Brads and eyelets
Flowers
Wood beads

 

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. We will announce a winner here on the blog tomorrow, so make sure to enter today! Enjoy entering!

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

Thank you so much for joining us today! This week is just so much fun. Tomorrow, we have more album-spiration for our amazing 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 24, 2016 5:00:00 AM

A Week of Graphic 45 Albums: Day 3 with Safari Adventure

Our Safary of Love, Safari Adventure, Tutorial by Nico Scrap, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 2 

The week of albums continues with two albums using the wonderful Safari Adventure! These albums are chock full of great ideas, techniques, and tricks. Nico Scrap and Clare Charvill will WOW you today!

First, Nico Scrap shares an amazing Square Tag Album and video tutorial for this absolutely awesome mini album.

"I have created for you a minialbum for you today. I have imagined this album as the “memories box” we all have in our house, and this one is dedicated to my adventures. You can keep your memories, your secrets, your thoughts, your experiences, your notes, your photos and much more in this album, because of all the pokets, the tags and the pages, a great idea for a special gift!" ~Nico Scrap

Our Safary of Love, Safari Adventure, Tutorial by Nico Scrap, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 2

 

Nico's Video Tutorial


Our Safary of Love, Safari Adventure, Tutorial by Nico Scrap, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 2


Our Safary of Love, Safari Adventure, Tutorial by Nico Scrap, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 2


Our Safary of Love, Safari Adventure, Tutorial by Nico Scrap, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 2


Our Safary of Love, Safari Adventure, Tutorial by Nico Scrap, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 2

Supply List

Paper "safari adventure" collection
Washi tape and metal embellishment ( Door Knockers ) by Graphic45
Embellishments ( metal corners ) by Scrapunlimited
ink Graphic45 (brown)
double sided foam tape
Square Tag & Pocket Album-Kraft
double sided tape

Now, Clare shares how she makes her own round corner square album with Safari Adventure. She even has some step-by-step written instructions so you can try construction of one of these beauties!

Safari Adventure Square Tag Album 4 Clare Charvill Graphic 45

 

I love these square tags, so many ways to use them.  For my project I used five tags from the pack, added some card spines and chipboard covers to create this fun little picture album altered in a mix of 12 x 12, 8 x 8 and patterns and solids papers from the Safari Adventure Collection. It’s a really easy album to make and once assembled you can alter it in your favourite G45 papers.  Here’s what you need and how to make it:

Safari Adventure Square Tag Album 5 Clare Charvill Graphic 45

Supply List

One pack Square Tags – Black
Two pieces 2mm chipboard/grey board cut to 4 ¾” x 4 ½”
One piece of black card/card stock
Ribbon/ twine for bow to match your finished project 

My album was altered in papers from the Safari Adventure collection: In addition, I used the following supplies:
Lawn Fawn stitches squares
£d Foam strips
Bakers Twine – black and White
May Arts Hessian ribbon
Tacky Glue & Glossy Accents

 

Step 1

Take five of the large tags and fold the shaped section under each to create a square tag. Fold and crease score lines carefully around the eyelet with a bone folder so that each shaped section moves freely backwards and forwards.

 

Step 2

From black card /card stock cut six spine sections, each measuring ¾” wide and 4” long. Score each one ¼” in from both long edges, fold and crease score lines.  

Step 3

With each piece flat on the work surface in front of you add strips of narrow double sided tape to the ¼” flaps.  Then fold flaps upwards so the tape is on the outer edge of your pieces

Step 4

Starting with one spine piece, remove the backing tape from one edge and adhere to the first of your tags, sticking the spine section along the fold line, and centering it along the straight edge between corner curves.

Take your second spine mount, remove the backing tape from one side and stick to the other side of the tag lining up the folded edge and top and bottom ends with the first mount. Then add another tag, keeping the eyelets as level as you can.  Repeat until your last tag is in place.  Add the final spine mount to this tag. You should have a spare flap at either side of your album ready to add your covers.

 

Step 5

Round the corners of your chipboard pieces with a corner shaper to match the black tags.

Decide on the paper you’re going to be using to decorate your album cover and cut two 5 ½” squares.

Adhere your chipboard covers to the wrong side of the paper squares using tacky glue/double sided tape and round the paper corners edges with your scissors.

Put double sided tape on the paper around the edges of your chipboard pieces.

Remove the backing strips, and make snips in the paper, up to the chipboard around each corner on both pieces.   

Carefully fold and stick the snipped sections to the chipboard, firming them around the corner to press out any bumps as you go, and then fold the straight sections of paper over onto the chipboard.  Press down firmly to adhere paper to board.

Safari Adventure Square Tag Album 7 Clare Charvill Graphic 45

 

Step 6

Remove the backing strip from one of the outer spine mounts on your album middle, take one cover piece and with bare side inwards stick the spine mount to one 5 ¾” edge of the cover.

Repeat for the other cover.

 

To finish your album, thread a ribbon of your choice through all the eyelets and tie in a bow. Add dangles and charms through the bow knot to add extra embellishments to match your album once your project has been decorated.

 

Enjoy if you follow along and make this project yourself C

Safari Adventure Square Tag Album 13 Clare Charvill Graphic 45

Safari Adventure Square Tag Album 3 Clare Charvill Graphic 45

Safari Adventure Square Tag Album 8 Clare Charvill Graphic 45

Safari Adventure Square Tag Album 9 Clare Charvill Graphic 45

Safari Adventure Square Tag Album 10 Clare Charvill Graphic 45

Safari Adventure Square Tag Album 11 Clare Charvill Graphic 45

Safari Adventure Square Tag Album 11a Clare Charvill Graphic 45

Safari Adventure Square Tag Album 12 Clare Charvill Graphic 45

Safari Adventure Square Tag Album 4 Clare Charvill Graphic 45

 

We are giving away an awesome prize pack this week. This is a full prize pack of all the goodies fromSafari 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

Don't worry, there's more album inspiration tomorrow! We hope you join us!

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

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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

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