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March 22, 2012

A Week Of Marvelous Mini Albums With Graphic 45: Day 4!

Hello Incredible G45ers!

Happy Thursday and welcome to today's happy blog! We are having so much fun this week as we celebrate the gorgeous art form of mini albums! There are endless possibilities with minis and today you are going to see some fabulous ideas that are sure to inspire you. Gloria Stengel has created an amazing Le Romantique mini with a fun tutorial! We also have an elegant and cheerful Once Upon a Springtime mini album by Melanie Forbes! Yes, today's blog is blooming with great ideas!

First up is this beautiful Le Romantique mini by Gloria Stengel. There is something inspiring to discover on every page of this delightful mini! Just imagine how perfect this would be as a wedding, anniversary or birthday gift for your special someone! Gloria takes us page-by-page through this pretty mini as she shares tips and techniques for creating one of your very own! Discover all the magic! Take it away, Gloria!

Le Romantique Mini Album Gloria Stengel

Le Romantique Mini Album Gloria Stengel

Supplies:

Graphic45 Le’ Romantique 8x8 paper pad
Graphic45 Le’ Romantique Tags
Kaisercraft antique tag mini album
Making Memories paint (peach, pale pink, cream, pale teal)
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (pink taffy, bronze)
Dye ink (brown, black)
Distress ink (old paper, vintage photo)
Autumn Leaves ticket stamp set
Embellishments: Prima Flowers, Tim Holtz memo pins, White pearls, Tickets, Ribbon, Pins, Key
Edge distressing tool
Martha Stewart butterfly punches
Crop-a-Dile or Anywhere hole punch
Sanding block
Foam brush/palette
Craft knife and mat
Micro tip scissors
Glue stick or other strong, fast drying glue
Strong wet glue or metal glue
Glue dots
Foam tape

Le Romantique Mini Album Gloria Stengel

Front Cover

Spray the large Prima flower with Glimmer Mist and attach pearls to the flower center. Add a memo pin, elements cut from Graphic45 paper, and a ticket as shown. Cut two of the stamp image and glue them back to back before attaching to the memo pin.

Le Romantique Mini Album Gloria Stengel

Le Romantique Mini Album Gloria Stengel

Pages 1 and 2

Add a 2x3 photo, Graphic45 tag, mini rose, and a ticket as shown on page 1. For page 2, add Graphic45 images and tags, a ticket, lace, and sheer ribbon as shown.

Le Romantique Mini Album Gloria Stengel

Le Romantique Mini Album Gloria Stengel

Pages 3 and 4

For page 3, add Graphic45 images and tags, a ticket, and two pins as shown. For page 4, attach a pearl to the key and glue key to the page. (Some kits will have a lock instead of a key. Omit the pearl in this case.)  Add a photo. Attach a strip of printed paper across the top of the photo, then add sheer polka dot ribbon to the end of the tag.

Le Romantique Mini Album Gloria Stengel

Le Romantique Mini Album Gloria Stengel

Pages 5 and 6

For page 5, attach a photo to the page, then tie grosgrain ribbon to a Graphic45 tag, and attach the tag with foam tape to the left edge. For page 6, add a torn strip of Graphic45 paper and a ticket. Then, assemble the butterfly from punched shapes and pearls, as shown.

Le Romantique Mini Album Gloria Stengel

Le Romantique Mini Album Gloria Stengel

Pages 7 and 8

For page 7, trim words from Graphic45 paper, then add tags and a ticket. Embellish the tags with pearls. For page 8, add a photo and elements cut from Graphic45 paper. Embellish with pins.

Le Romantique Mini Album Gloria Stengel

Le Romantique Mini Album Gloria Stengel

Pages 9 and 10

For page 9, add Graphic45 images and tags, then attach a ticket to a memo pin. For page 10, add a photo, then attach a ticket and a flower. You may spray the flower with Glimmer Mist. Tie sheer ribbon to the end of the page.

Le Romantique Mini Album Gloria Stengel

Le Romantique Mini Album Gloria Stengel

Pages 11 and 12

For page 11, add a photo, then punched shapes decorated with pearls. Also add a stamp element cut from Graphic45 paper. Using the butterfly tag element, fold it to create pleats and attach to the edge of the page. For page 12, add elements cut from Graphic45 paper, then tie tulle around the page, knotting the tulle in the center.

Le Romantique Mini Album Gloria Stengel

PLe Romantique Mini Album Gloria Stengel

Pages 13 and 14

For page 13, slip a photo under the tulle, then use another small scrap of tulle to tie a knot in the center. Add an Graphic45 image to the corner of the photo. For page 14, Add a photo, Graphic45 image, and a ticket. Tie sheer ribbon to the end of the page. Then, tie a scrap of tulle around a pin, and attach it to the page, as shown.

Le Romantique Mini Album Gloria Stengel

Wow, wasn't that wonderful? Next up is this fantastic Once Upon a Springtime mini album by Melanie Forbes. Naturally this is the perfect time of year for this lavish and enchanting paper collection. Just look at how lovely and bright each page is of this sweet mini. This is the perfect kind of mini for your Spring and Summer photos! After all, your special memories deserve the best!

Graphic 45 Once upon a springtime mini  MARCH 12 Melanie Forbes  (1 of 11)

Graphic 45 Once upon a springtime mini  MARCH 12 Melanie Forbes  (2 of 11)

Graphic 45 Once upon a springtime mini  MARCH 12 Melanie Forbes  (3 of 11)

Graphic 45 Once upon a springtime mini  MARCH 12 Melanie Forbes  (4 of 11)

Graphic 45 Once upon a springtime mini  MARCH 12 Melanie Forbes  (5 of 11)

Graphic 45 Once upon a springtime mini  MARCH 12 Melanie Forbes  (6 of 11)

Graphic 45 Once upon a springtime mini  MARCH 12 Melanie Forbes  (7 of 11)

Graphic 45 Once upon a springtime mini  MARCH 12 Melanie Forbes  (8 of 11)

Graphic 45 Once upon a springtime mini  MARCH 12 Melanie Forbes  (9 of 11)

Graphic 45 Once upon a springtime mini  MARCH 12 Melanie Forbes  (10 of 11)

Supplies:

Graphic 45 Once Upon A  Springtime
Once Upon a Springtime, Primrose Cottage, Fairy Folk, Spellbound, Pixie Post, Flight of Fancy, Woodland Fantasy, Butterfly Kisses, Once Upon a Springtime Tags
Twiddleybitz chipboard alpha’s, mushrooms, flowers, wings, fern leaves, fences.
Darkroom Door butterfly stamp, Stazon forrest ink, calico,

We hope you all had a great time discovering these gorgeous mini albums! Tomorrow is our last day of this terrific mini album marathon so be sure to join us for all of the fun! We have lots of treats to share with you. We hope your day is filled with good cheer! Huge thanks to Gloria Stengel and Melanie Forbes for their fantastic work today. Enjoy your Thursday, G45ers!

With Love and Pretty Paper,

Your Friends at Graphic 45

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Comments

Breathtaking, simply breathtaking!

Absolutely beautiful!!

Stunning!!!

Wow both are so gorgeous, many ideas swirling around now!

Love the mini's! Those are two of my favorite paper lines.

Wow! Simply stunning.

Love these Mini's. Very very nice!!

Both the minis this AM are stunning!!! great work!

Read every word of the tutorial so I can remember it for future...when I get that paper! Melanie's mini is perfect for this beautiful spring we're having...as usual my brain is filled to overflow! Just keep cramming it in! Thanks!

LOVE mini's... and these are amazing!! Excited as I have that tag stamp set used in the first..so versatile..and this gives me great ideas..thankyou G45 and all the very talented designers for inspiring us!

Beautiful mini albums.. love the inspirations..

Man.. this weeks mini's are really getting me in the mood to "book it". But um.. I have a LIttle Darling's mint tin I'm working on.... LOL And it's special one.

Absolutely gorgeous! Great job ladies! Aloha, Linda

This is so beautiful - lovely and detailed.

2 gorgeous albums !

awesomeeeee

Ladies have done it again ...gorgeously awesome !!!
Inspired? YES !!

OMG They are both Super. Today is a hard one to say which is better. But the Ideas are super great, will be trying some out.

What a beautiful gift for someone special! Thanks for sharing your hard work!

Oh so stunning! x

These mini albums both look simply stunning!

Mini albums are so much fun...and so personal. Lovely job ladies!

Both of these albums are stunning!

Coucou, ces 2 albums sont magnifiques, bises

Gloria I love your mini...and I love how you would be displaying your photos...just beautiful....

beautiful projects ladies, nice showcasing of the pp.
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Wow. Gloria and Melanie have truly outdone themselves!! Fabulous work :)

Sooooooooooooo Gorgeous!! I would love to create an album from my Mom using the Romantique papers.

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