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June 29, 2015

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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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.

 

Deluxe Collector's Editions $90 prize pack - 1

 ENTER SPELLBINDERS GIVEAWAY HERE!

 

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

Comments

I love both of the albums and now I must make one!!

Thanks for showcasing and organizing a great product hop. Appreciated

These are GORGEOUS!

these are just beautiful! Stunning

Love your work...

I like them both a lot! Thanks for sharing they are adorable!

What awesome inspiration from the G45 team!!!!!

Wos ! How useful! Terrific combination of fabulous papers and dies!

These albums are spectacular! Both of them are just jammed with wonderful ideas, and unlike some of the hyper-elaborate projects, I could see myself making these (which is why I Pinned them).

Just need to say again, that I can't get enough of the mini-prints from "Home Sweet Home"! I sure hope they will be included in your fabric line as well. They are bliss to use (as has been so beautifully illustrated in Annette's project), and I can't get enough of them.

Thank you again for being a part of my creative life.

I'm going to give that paper bag project a try. Love those nice little letters! That mini album uses my all time favorite G45 paper collection! Home Sweet Home really brings back memories of growing up on the plains of Illinois. Thanks for today's post...very enjoyable.

Two of my fav designers!! TFS these projects!

Oh, LOVE this great mini album and love the Raining Cats and Dogs collection!

What beautiful projects! Thanks for sharing.

Love these 2 projects you're highlighting today. I love, love, love your papers and the amazing things that can be made with them. Thanks for sharing.

Great projects!!! I absolutely love the Home Sweet Home collection!!!

Love the projects especially the country feel of the boxed mini.

Love, love, love your tutorial Annette! I enjoy both tutorials, but I am going to give it a try on the one from you Annette! Excellent work as usual!

Great projects! Thanks for sharing this inspiration!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com
Florida

Beautiful designs and dedicated art to explore the papers and the color match are just stunning, love the way you use paper bags, seldom see black color lunch bag, though!

Fantastic albums! Love all the details! Love the Raining Cats and Dogs collection!

Love these projects!

Love G45. Searched several times lessons and every time a lot of delights and pleasures.

I love that Graphic 45 shows us step by step instructions. And both projects are absolutely beautiful. Thank you for the inspiration.

Really nice projects :D

love love love all the projects loving me some G45!!! I tend to hoard it tho. fear of not having it available for that extra special project! You all know what I mean...hahaha

I love the classic look of these. The instructions and details are great too.

OMIGOODNESS - I can't wait to get started on these gorgeous projects.
THANK YOU!!!!

The tutorials are always great,.

These projects are incredible works of art. The colors are so vivid and the Graphic 45 paper is timeless. Amazing talents.

Vibrant and beautiful projects- inspiring!

Annette makes everything look so simple and Gloria's work is incredible. I don't know whether I'm more intimidated or inspired. Thank you, ladies and Graphic-45!

I loved the tutorial l It was very good and the book was so cute, I would like to have one like it.

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