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April 10, 2017

3 Tips on How to Create Stunning Vintage Mini Albums

  Three tips on creating vintage mini albums tati scrap hollywood graphic 45

Hello G45ers!! 

We are thrilled that our Vintage Hollywood collection has hit the shelves.  Projects using this collection have started pouring in on Instagram and Facebook. We are loving all of the beautiful inspiration so we thought we would keep the train rolling with a gorgeous interactive scrapbook album by Tati Scrap, Graphic 45 Grand Ambassador.  In this project, Tati will showcase genius ways of using our Policy Envelopes, fine tip scissors, and some dazzling Vintage Hollywood papers to create a stunning album.  

(0%2F1) Vintage Hollywood National Craft Month Prize $135+


First things first, let's kick this week off with our weekly blog contest.  This week we are giving out a $135+ prize package full of Vintage Hollywood goodies, a 5x5 Mixed Media Box, Square Tags and Pockets Album, Black ATC Tags,Drawer Pulls, and Door Knockers.  Wow!  To be entered to win just leave a comment here on our blog and/or our Facebook page.  The winner will be announced here on the blog on Friday the 14th, 2017.  


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"I absolutely love the new Vintage Hollywood collection!

The rich colors and vintage imagery make this collection one of my favorites.

Today I’ve created a beautiful album. It has lots of room for photos, journaling notes, envelopes, Vintage Hollywood ephemera cards and notebooks." - Tati Scrap


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Tip 1:

Enhance the papers you are using on your project with flowers that closely match the color palette of the paper. I love the blue and orange colors of this collection!!


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Tip 2:
To give your project a vintage look, adds metal embellishments and gold elements to the album.


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Kraft ATC Tag Album copy

ATC Tags are the perfect addition to any mini album. 

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Interactive flaps and folds add whimsy and delight while flipping through albums.

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Policy Envelopes black numbers all png

Policy Envelopes are great for storing memorabilia.  

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Tip 3:
I cut some pieces of chipboard to give a 3D effect to the cover images.


Graphic 45 Supplies:

Vintage Hollywood 12x12 Pad
Vintage Hollywood 12x12 Patterns & Solids Pad
Vintage Hollywood Ephemera Cards
Policy Envelopes-ATC Red
Policy Envelopes-ATC BlackArtist Trading Tags-Kraft
Stamped Metal Brads

Other Supplies: 

Petaloo Flowers
Metallic chain
Stickles- gold
Kraft paper


For more Vintage Hollywood Inspiration, check out our Pinterest Board.  On Pinterest we have a board for each collection, type of project, and for Staples so you are never without inspiration to get your next project started.



Vintage Hollywood Pinterest Board

We can't wait to see what you do with these tips and tricks on your next Graphic 45 project. Please be sure to share the G45 love when you post your projects using the #Graphic45 hashtag.  Let us know in the comments what your favorite tips are when creating mini albums, and be sure to come back each day this week to leave a comment to increase your chances to win!  


Happy Paper Crafting!  



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Absolutely love this collection!

This is another fabulous collection and a wonderful giveaway!

LOVE this album! I have to keep myself in check, because I want to do it all!

Stunning album! Just love the colors in this collection! TFS!

Stunning album! Love the vintage look and this collection is lovely.

Very glamourous and vintage. xx

What an exquisite album!Great tips and so much inspiration.I love this collection with all the details and brilliant colors.
Thanks G45 for a chance to win this generous giveaway.

What a gorgeous mini! and thanks to Graphic 45 for another fab collection!

I love the colors in this collection. Tati has done a masterful job on her mini album as usual.

It's gorgeous! Love all the fabulous colors in this collection. Graphic 45 papers and collections are absolutely fantastic, so many possibilities!! Thanks for the inspiration on this one! The album is great!!!

Amazing work, Tati. I love the dimension on the cover and all the elements of the album. So much talent and vision. TFS

LOVE the new Hollywood paper collection!!! Beautiful inspiration!!

Tati Scrap's album is beautiful! I fell in love with Vintage Hollywood the moment I saw it. Thanks for the chance to win this gorgeous collection!

gorgeous as usual! what an inspiration.

Beautiful collection! Graphic 45 keeps getting better and better.

Amazing and creative! Tati's talent and creativity are always so fresh and inspiring. Graphic 45 the Vintage Hollywood prize this week is out of the ballpark! Would love to win and make this album ❤!

Wow, another wonderful collection and the project uses it beautifully. Thank you for the chance to win this lovely prize.

This is absolutely fantastic!!! I am going to save this to my pinterest board. I love the multi layers you used too!!

Stunning is right! Love the mini album! Thanks for the tips.

Beautiful album and great tips! I am in love with the Vintage Hollywood collection. Thank you for the chance to win a great package!

OMG. Tati such gorgeous layers you've created on the cover; YES those orange and blue flowers do POP; intriguing flaps and folds. You did Vintage Hollywood PROUD with this amazing album.

Thanks for the chance to win this gorgeous prize pack and all the inspirations you are giving to us every day.

Oh my! This Vintage Hollywood collection is to die for! Can't wait to get started on this beautiful album! Thank you Tati Scrap!

Beautiful project and amazing prize pack! When I make mini albums, I usually have one page for a photo and the facing page with pockets or journaling cards.

OH fabulous projects with amazing giveaway, thanks for a chance to win!

I love this mini album, and the tips help so much. This prize pack is wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win, and for sharing.

Super cool album,
love all the pockets
and tags.
Carla from Utah

G45 is the best! Who else gives away $135 of their newest products? And provides awesome project ideas to boot!
Thank you so much!

Love this collection! Great colors and wonderful memories of days gone by.

I'm already having fun creating with Vintage Hollywood so I would love to win the prize package!

I'm over the moon about this collection!! This project is stunning! Keep the inspiration coming! Thanks for sharing!!!

Wow! What a fantastic prize😮😍❤️ Love the Vintage Hollywood collection

I love using fold away flaps and as much 3D effects as possible in my projects. I cannot choose between tip two and three, as they are both equally important!

Love this new paper line have been a G45 lover or a long time and have many collections but must add this to my hoard vault.

Magical Graphic 45 papers!!! I love all of the vibrant colors. I always know the paper and products when I see them in a project! love, love love!!!

What a stunning album! Love the new Vintage collection!

Absolutely Gorgeous album. Beautiful colors!! Oh my gosh and what an amazing prize pkg. Someone sure is going to be lucky to own this Vintage Hollywood collection.

G45 has the most amazing! Design team! I have gotten so much inspiration from them all! The greatest daily blog I receive! Keep up the good work!

Love this interactive album. Will we see a tutorial? The Vintage Hollywood collection lends itself perfectly for this album. It has all the right bits and bobs for embellishments! I will be looking for this collection at my lss.

So beautiful!

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