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April 06, 2017

Stunning Ideas with Secret Garden

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 We are so glad that Secret Garden is back as a Deluxe Collector's Edition! It's such a perfect Spring collection full of beautiful light and airy colors. Today, Sandy Trefger and Lena Astafeva share two fabulous ideas and tutorials with this great collection! Let's get into it: 

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"I love to create something out of items you normally throw away.  One evening,  I was having dinner out with the family at a local restaurant.  On the table the silverware for each person was in these neat Kraft colored paper bags.  There were four of us so of course when we took our silverware out of the paper bag I grabbed them all and used them to create this adorable mini album.  The rustic look of the bags made me think of the outdoors and of springtime.  Which then made me think of Graphic 45’s Deluxe Collector’s Edition, Secret Garden!   I was excited to get started on it and more excited when it was finished.  I hope I’ve inspired you to create something beautiful out of your “trash.”  Happy Crafting!" ~Sandy

Sandy's Paper Bag Mini Album Tutorial



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Tip:  To create a mini album out of paper bags, use a bone folder to get a good, crisp edge anywhere you fold the bags.  Also, trim off the ends of the bags if needed to get a more uniform size so your pages line up right.  If your bags have some printed words or advertising on them, don’t consider them unusable.  Most of it will be covered up with the pretty papers and embellishments and any that still shows just adds to the character of the album.

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Supply List:

Graphic 45 Secret Garden Deluxe Collector’s Edition
Kraft Cardstock
Tim Holtz Black Distress Ink
Liquid Glue
Scor-Tape ¼” and/or 3/8”
Tea Stained Mini Paper Doily
Metal Bird Nest Charm
Mini Metal Key
Petaloo Flowers
32 Degrees North Flowers
We-R Memory Keepers Tab Punch
Button String
White Lace
Flat Back Pearls
Green Satin Ribbon
Metal Heart Charm
Wink of Stella, Clear

This Spring banner is the perfect touch to brighten any home! Also, Lena shows you how she made this project stand out with stamps. 

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"Thanks to stamps Graphic 45 we can create fabulous textures in our works.  I’ve combined stamps and embossing powder and I’ve made  decoration for home." ~Lena

Lena's Stamp Video Tutorial

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Supply List :

DCE Secret Garden
Stamps Graphic 45
Acryl colors
Carton
Embossing powder

This week we are giving away a $40 prize pack with Off to the Races, ATC Book Box, and Metal Door Pull Staples! What a great pack! Who wants to win? Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to take part! Make sure to enter today!

Graphic 45 Off to the Races Prize Pack!

Did you know Secret Garden was back? We can't wait to see your Spring creations, 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 

Comments

Very clever!!

Love the kraft bag/silverware holder album! I do stuff like that in restaurants and hubby gets embarrassed. Poor guy having to put up with me! LOL
❤️ the Spring banner too! TFS!

Great projects, I love the tutorials and videos!

Charming projects.I very much appreciate the tutorials and tips.
The Secret Garden is a beautiful collection.I used it for a baby album and it turned out great.

Thank you for including the tutorials! I had to laugh at collecting the paper bags! How many of us have done something similar? That could be an entertaining article in itself!

So beautiful, love how each project shows off Graphic 45 so well. Love the prize this week, I don't have this collection yet and would love to win.

WOW love the Spring decoration!!

Love the mini using the recycled silverware kraft bags! One of our favorite restaurants does this so I can feel a dinner out coming and I'll insist that our kids and grandkids accompany us 😀😃. The Spring banner looks really cheery. Love Graphic 45.

Beautiful Secret Garden projects! So sweet and uplifting. Love the soft colors of Secret Garden.

I love the tutorials and today's with the paper bags is adorable! Great giveaway this week! I would love to be Off to the Races with G45!

Preciosa, me encanta.

I love love these projects! Thanks for sharing.

Really pretty and charming!

What a great mini album

Interesting projects today. Spring is definitely in full bloom!

Secret Garden is a beautiful collection and today's projects are beautiful, too!

Aren't these papers just gorgeous. Thank you for 2 lovely projects.

Gorgeous Spring projects!!

Sweet. Would love to win prize pkg.

I love this collection. Spring is in the air and at G45.

Love the Off to the races papers, it would make a cute mini album

Fun projects today. I have made paperbag minis before. They are so fun. The spring home decor is enchanting! Love Off To The Races 💗

I love those projects!

both projects are great, going to give the paper bag on a try

Awesome paper bag tutorial, love how it turned out! Simply beautiful!

I've been saying the
same bags to use
somehow. Thanks
for the instructions
and the Spring banner
is very pretty.
Carla from Utah

Happy Spring ! These projects are so adorable, Secret Garden was so perfect for the mini album !
Oh the banner is just so pretty, love the vintage look !

Beautiful designs. inspirational. Secret Garden is one of my favorites.

What great projects! The Secret Garden paper is beautiful. Great colors for spring time and for baby albums and layouts!!

Magical album. Beautiful!

So glad I subscribe to your blog posts...wonderful projects and I do so love the Graphics 45 products....never without it in my stash.

Love the vintage Spring banner! Also, a great idea of using the kraft bags for an inexpensive way to make an album!

Yes, I picked up the Secret Garden pack from my LSS! So happy! These projects are light, fun and springy! I don't have time to watch the videos right now. They deserve my attention and maybe I'll make them too!

Day of the Races is one of my favorites and Now I must get the Secret Garden paperpack so I can make this mini-album!

I just adore the mini bag album, what a fantastic idea. It Would look good with photos of a family picnic day in it.
Thankyou for the tutorial, can't wait to try this.

Thank you all for your sweet comments! I'm happy that you like my paper bag mini album and Lena's banner is gorgeous!!

Love the Secret Garden papers! So lovely. These are great projects! Love Sandy's mini album! So beautiful and stocked full of so many pretty details. I also love Lena's banner! Great idea!

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