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March 02, 2017

Superb Ideas with Secret Garden

  Secret Garden tiny shadow box for Graphic 45, by Aneta Matuszewska, photo 1

Now that it's March, it makes us long for Spring! Get Spring-ready with gorgeous projects from Aneta Matuszewska and Kathy Clement today! Check them out here:

Secret Garden tiny shadow box for Graphic 45, by Aneta Matuszewska, photo 1

"While I’m waiting for spring to come, I’ve made myself tiny and romantic shadow box using Secret Garden collection and Tea Time collection." ~Aneta

 

Aneta's Video Tutorial

Secret Garden tiny shadow box for Graphic 45, by Aneta Matuszewska, photo 2

Secret Garden tiny shadow box for Graphic 45, by Aneta Matuszewska, photo 3

Secret Garden tiny shadow box for Graphic 45, by Aneta Matuszewska, photo 4

Secret Garden tiny shadow box for Graphic 45, by Aneta Matuszewska, photo 5

Secret Garden tiny shadow box for Graphic 45, by Aneta Matuszewska, photo 6

Secret Garden tiny shadow box for Graphic 45, by Aneta Matuszewska, photo 7

Supply List

Staples:
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key Holes
Papers:
Secret Garden
Tea Time

Now, Kathy has a stunning altered box and tag album using Secret GardenSee the Spring beauty!

Secret Garden Tag Album Tutorial, Secret Garden, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

"The Secret Garden was one of my favorite childhood books.  I loved reading how Mary and Dickon worked together to transform a neglected and overgrown walled garden into a magical paradise.  The Graphic 45 Deluxe Collector’s Edition captures all the magic and delight of the book.   The colors and images speak of springtime and beauty.  They are the perfect way to add life and color to wintertime crafting.

I chose to alter this book box to honor my childhood fondness for the story.  Since I only had a kraft book box on hand, I painted all the edge with cream chalk paint and then covered the box with papers from the collection.  


To capture the magic of the story and these papers, I made a shaker front for the box.  I have real lavender blossoms, sequins, glitter and small bits and pieces from the chipboard punch outs inside the shaker top. I chose the image because it reminded me of my mom and her always positive take on life.  I hope you’ll enjoy the video tour of the project, and perhaps find inspiration to create your own magical secret garden." ~Kathy

 

Secret Garden Book Box and Tag Album Video Tour

Secret Garden Tag Album in a Box Tutorial, Secret Garden, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 31

 

Check out How to Graphic 45 Secret Garden Tag Album Insert by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.

Kathy's Secret Garden Tag Album Snapguide Tutorial

 

Check out How to Quick & Easy Secret Garden Card W/Graphic 45 by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.

Secret Garden Quick & Easy Card Snapguide Tutorial

Tip: If you don’t have an Ivory Book Box (I didn’t) paint the edges of a kraft box with ivory chalk paint.  Chalk paint creates a lovely shabby chic finish.

Secret Garden Tag Album in a Box Tutorial, Secret Garden, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 32

Secret Garden Tag Album in a Box Tutorial, Secret Garden, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 36

Tip: Shake things up!  Create a shaker top for your book box by layering clear foam tape and and a panel of clear acetate over the top of your paper design.  Fill with real lavender blossoms, sequins, seed beads, small chipboard pieces and glitter.

Secret Garden Tag Album in a Box Tutorial, Secret Garden, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

Tip: Create a pocket on the inside flap of your book box and then fill it with a pretty card.  I’ve created a Snapguide tutorial to show you how I made the quick and easy rose card.that is tucked into my pocket.

Tip: Paint the edges of kraft tags with paint and then sand and stamp to achieve a shabby chic finish.

Secret Garden Tag Album in a Box Tutorial, Secret Garden, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 2

Tip: Metal staples can be altered easily with paint!  I added a base coat of ivory chalk paint to mine, then when the paint was dry, I tapped the raised areas with Tattered Rose Distress Paint.

Secret Garden Tag Album in a Box Tutorial, Secret Garden, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 4

Tip: Tie lots of different types of ivory ribbon and trim onto your binding ring to add great texture and a shabby chic finish to your tag album.

Secret Garden Tag Album in a Box Tutorial, Secret Garden, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 5

Secret Garden Tag Album in a Box Tutorial, Secret Garden, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 7

Secret Garden Tag Album in a Box Tutorial, Secret Garden, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 8

Tip: Use scraps of paper and cardstock to create fun folios within your tag album.  I’ve created a Snapguide tutorial to show you how.

Secret Garden Tag Album in a Box Tutorial, Secret Garden, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 9

Supply List:

Graphic 45 Secret Garden Deluxe Collector’s Edition
Staples Kraft or Ivory Book Box and Tag Album
Staples Ornate Shabby Chic Keys
Staples Ornate Shabby Chic Door Pull
Staples Metal Label Holder
Staples Ornate Shabby Chic Metal Key Hole
Staples Ornate Shabby Chic Brads
Assorted Ivory Ribbons and Trim
Scor Tape
Petaloo Ivory Canvas Briar Roses
Petaloo Purple Darjeeling Mixed Blossoms
Petaloo Soft Lavender Forget Me Nots
Several sheets of ivory cardstock
Mini clothespins
Whisper Chalk Finish Paint (Americana Decor)
Tattered Rose Distress ink
Small Magnets
Scoring Tool
Ruler
Crop a Dile ¼” corner rounder
Clear Acetate
Lavender blossoms
Sequins
Kool Tac Clear Foam Tape
Ivory buttons

This week we are giving away Off to the Races and an ATC Book Box and Metal Door Pull Staples!  What a fun prize pack! Who wants to win? Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to take part! This is a super fun prize pack, so make sure to enter today!

Off to the Races, ATC Book Box, Metal Prize $40 Graphic 45

We can't wait to see what YOU are creating for Spring, G45ers! Have a fabulous day!

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

So delicately done! Very beautiful!

Love this collection. It has beautiful colors with that vintage look. Love your papers and staples.

'Secret Garden' papers are stunning as well as the paper art. What a beautiful box!

I so love these projects ......great ideas.

Holy cow!!! That is beautiful!!!

Love the projects with all the details.The paper is so beautiful with the elegant and soft colours.
Thanks for sharing.

WOW such gorgeous inspiration!!!

I love these projects, their so beautiful, and the giveaway is awesome

So soft and beautiful, I love the feminine element of this collection!

What inspirational projects these are. I can't wait to get started !! Thank you.

How delightful!! Both of these projects are so fun! I really love Kathy's box with the shaker cover! So fun! TFS!

Spring is in the air, lovely! Lovely papers and projects. The colours are so nice and soft in this collection. I really like it!

I love these beautiful spring colours. Spring is coming!!!

Both projects are beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

Such beautiful spring time projects. The Secret Garden papers are very lovely...so happy that Graphic 45 brought it back for us crafters!

Loving both projects!

Love Off to the Races! Want to win so I can make these great projects.

Both projects today are gorgeous! Spring
needs to get here quick!! My daffodils have already bloomed :-).

Those projects are so pretty. Thanks for the inspiration.

These spring projects are perfect for today...my daffodils are about 6" tall and trees are starting to show their buds. Hooray for spring!

All so very pretty Secret Garden and Tea Time work well together. Love the Spring inspiration !
Tag Album is gorgeous... love those Shabby Chic keys and those lacy ribbons!

Very lovely colors!

Lovely works. I love this collection. Would love to win this package, it's fantastic. Got my fingers crossed.
Thanks G45 for the giveaway.
Regards from Barcelona

Glòria

I love this card! So bright and cheerful :D

Beautiful spring ideas! I'd love to win some Graphic 45....

Love the colors and all the pretty flowers.

Lovely box by Kathy Clement! Also, great work by Nico Scrap the other day on his vintage bee tags-- love those metal flowers! Very cool tags!

Love the box idea......and the tags. All beautifully done.

Exquisitely beautiful. I love the Secret Garden collection!!!
<3 J

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Love these projects...such creativity! TFS! I'm ready for spring!

Gorgeous creations. Love the shaker top. Great tips!

Gorgeous projects today! Definitely makes you think spring!!

I have the Secret Garden collection and have made a couple of projects. And now you have given me more ideas! Fabulous! I love the Snapguides and all the close up photos. I would love to win this week's prize.

Secret Garden is one of most favorite of G45 sets. I hoard the pieces I have left & wish G45 would bring the pads back. I would like to use the Off to the Races set to make some projects so hope I win.

really beautiful..thank you

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