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August 22, 2016

A Week of Graphic 45 Albums: Day 1 with Safari Adventure!

Safari Tag Travel Album With Storage Case, Safari Adventure, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1 

This week is a whole week focused on albums! We have so many gorgeous ideas to share with you this week. To kick things off, Sandy Trefger and Elena Olinevich use Safari Adventure to create some show-stopper projects with gorgeous albums. It's going to be an awesome week!

First, Sandy shares an incredible album and case! You will love her video tutorials below. This is amazing!

"The beautiful Graphic 45 Safari Adventure collection and photos that my high school friend, Dyan shared of her trip to Africa inspired me to create this Safari Tag Album and Storage Case.  I asked Dyan if I could “borrow” some of her photos for this project and she graciously agreed.  Her trip to Africa in 2012 was work related but she was able to find time to visit various places and take these photos which are perfect for this travel project!  First, I decided to create the tag album by combining two different colors of tags for a different variation as well as two different sizes so I could fold up the ends of the longer tags to create pockets.  Assorted ribbons including a canvas ribbon are tied individually to each tag before attaching them to the ring that comes with each Graphic 45 Tag Album.  This gave the album a bit more feminine look since the album was to showcase a lady’s African Trip.  It took me about a month of working off and on to create both the storage case which I made from “scratch” or zero, the Tag Album and the smaller insert “albums.”  There’s even a secret compartment in the storage case—it’s a false bottom that lifts up for a place to hide secret things and a pocket for the map.  This project was a lot of fun to design and I really enjoyed working with this collection.  I hope you’ll enjoy it too and maybe make one for yourself even if your trip is to a zoo rather than Africa. Happy Crafting!  ~Sandy

Tip #1:

If you do not have flowers that compliment your paper collection, you can create flowers out of Washi tape such as the Graphic 45 set which goes wonderfully with the Safari Collection!  Cover a piece of cardstock with several rows of Washi tape for the size of the flower you want.  Use a flower punch to punch out one or two flower sections and glue together.  Add a sequin, beads or other centers to the flower.  Use hot glue to attach the flower to your project.  I created several of the Washi tape flowers for my Safari Tag Album.   You can also spray lighter color Prima flowers with a color of your choice using a spray such as the Prima Color Bloom Mists.

Tip #2:


For ribbons that have a white background or are too white for your project, you can quickly age them or give them a darker look by inking them with Distress Ink.  For my Safari project, I used Gathered Twigs to change the color of the canvas ribbon and the background of the dotted ribbon and the animal print ribbons.  I simply laid the ribbon over the ink pad and used a foam applicator to ink it to the color I wanted and then slid the ribbon down a bit more over the ink pad and repeated until the entire length had been “altered.”  This way, I didn’t have to pull out my inking craft mat and interrupt my current work flow as I work on 3’ x 3’ square area." ~Sandy

Safari Tag Travel Album With Storage Case, Safari Adventure, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

Check out How to Create a Graphic 45 Safari Tag Mini Album by Sandy Trefger on Snapguide.  

Sandy's Snapguide Tutorial

  

Video Tour

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Tutorial Video 1

 

Tutorial Video 2

 

Tutorial Video 3

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Safari Tag Travel Album With Storage Case, Safari Adventure, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

Safari Tag Travel Album With Storage Case, Safari Adventure, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

Safari Tag Travel Album With Storage Case, Safari Adventure, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

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Safari Tag Travel Album With Storage Case, Safari Adventure, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Safari Tag Travel Album With Storage Case, Safari Adventure, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Safari Tag Travel Album With Storage Case, Safari Adventure, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Safari Tag Travel Album With Storage Case, Safari Adventure, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Safari Tag Travel Album With Storage Case, Safari Adventure, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

Supply List

Graphic 45 12x12 Safari Adventure
Graphic 45 12x12 Safari Adventure Patterns & Solids
Graphic 45 Regular Tag Album--Black
Graphic 45 Large Tag Album—Kraft
Graphic 45 8x8 Safari Adventure (for Cut Apart Tags)
Graphic 45 Washi Tape Set
Graphic 45 Stamped Metal Brads
Graphic 45 Safari Adventure Decorative Chipboard Set
Graphic 45 Safari Adventure Journaling Chipboard Set
Graphic 45 Safari Adventure Tags & Pockets
Graphic 45 Safari Adventure Banners
Black Chipboard
Black Cardstock
Prima Flowers
Prima Color Bloom Spray Mist—Carmine Red & Empress Gold
Assorted Ribbons
May Arts  Button String, Burlap
Bead Gallery Beads
Gold Micro Beads
Blue Moon Amulet Charms
Large Black Sequins
Amber Clear Stones
Distress Inks – Gathered Twigs & Black Soot
Large Magnetic Snaps
Metal hinges, latch and corners
White Glue  & Scor-Tape
Glossy Accents or 3-D Lacquer

Now, Elena shares some great techniques on how to use the vellum pages in our Mixed Media Albums!

" I have never been to a Safari trip. I can not say exactly if I dream about it, however I like travelling and I am sure that Safari Adventure collection is perfect for any adventurous pictures you have.

 However when I started working with this collection I should to confess that it attracted me more and more and I had a blast inventing something  wild and free for it.

 This time I worked with Mixed Media Album, that includes pocket dividers, art sheets and vellum sheets. So I decided to make vellum sheets to work as an eye catching page. What I have done?

well, you know that vellum sheets are transparent though they have an opaque and matte feature. That was the main focus for me. First I made a composition using the papers on the art sheet, and after I started embellish the vellum sheet. The art sheet worked as a background for me. That’s a great chance to think ahead while creating such pages.

and then I started adding the colors to the vellum. I didn’t draw something precise or extraordinary, I only sketched some flowers and leaves, however they made the full view more finished and a bit complicated.

Some tips while coloring on the vellum:

  1. use light and transparent paints. It’s better to use something that dries fast and is not water based. I combined acrylic paints with silks  paints( they are more transparent).

Watercolors don’t work for this.

  1. while wasing your brush, remove the extra with a dry wipe.
    too much of the water will make the vellum wonky and wobling
  2. if you are afraid of drawing , you can just add 2-3 colors you have already used for your embellishments and papers and add some spots over and there
  3. coloring is a good remedy to hide the glue drops on the back cover of the vellum sheet.

I made a video tutorial for you and you can check how I’ve added the colors. I am showing the process for 2 pages, for the second page I used the washi tape and drawing it a bit too.

I also added more of abstract drawing, you can see the difference.

For the full album you can follow the next link - to see all those pages and pockets, as well as my colored vellum sheets.

Please , enjoy it." ~Elena

Safari Album, Safari Adventure, by Elena Olinevich, Product by Graphic45, Photo sneak

 

Album Video Tour

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Safari Album, Safari Adventure, by Elena Olinevich, Product by Graphic45, Photo sneak

 

How to Color on Vellum Video Tutorial


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Safari Album, Safari Adventure, by Elena Olinevich, Product by Graphic45, Photo sneak



Safari Album, Safari Adventure, by Elena Olinevich, Product by Graphic45, Photo sneak


Safari Album, Safari Adventure, by Elena Olinevich, Product by Graphic45, Photo sneak


Safari Album, Safari Adventure, by Elena Olinevich, Product by Graphic45, Photo sneak


Safari Album, Safari Adventure, by Elena Olinevich, Product by Graphic45, Photo sneak


Safari Album, Safari Adventure, by Elena Olinevich, Product by Graphic45, Photo sneak


Safari Album, Safari Adventure, by Elena Olinevich, Product by Graphic45, Photo sneak


Safari Album, Safari Adventure, by Elena Olinevich, Product by Graphic45, Photo sneak


Safari Album, Safari Adventure, by Elena Olinevich, Product by Graphic45, Photo sneak


Safari Album, Safari Adventure, by Elena Olinevich, Product by Graphic45, Photo sneak


Safari Album, Safari Adventure, by Elena Olinevich, Product by Graphic45, Photo sneak


Safari Album, Safari Adventure, by Elena Olinevich, Product by Graphic45, Photo sneak

Supply List

Mixed Media Album Kraft
Safari Adventure 12*12
Safari Adventure 12*12 Patterns and Solids
Safari Adventure Banners
Safari Adventure Ephemera Cards
Shabby Shic Ornate Metal Brads
Washi Tape Set
Acrylic Paints Silks Luminarte
Acrylic Paints Lumiere
Soft Brushes
Clear Adhesive

Since we are kicking off the week with Safari Adventure ideas, we thought we should give away some! This is a full prize pack of all the goodies from Safari Adventure! All you have to do to win is comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page. Enjoy entering!

(2%2F1%2F 1 claimed) Safari Adventure Full Collection Prize Pack

Thanks for joining us for this week of albums! It's going to be tons of fun. And we sure did kick off the week with some awesome ideas. See you tomorrow, 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

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August 19, 2016

Pocket Scrapbooking with Graphic 45

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It's a perfect day for pocket scrapbooking! Joanne Bain and Katelyn Grosart have fabulous pages for us today. It's a great way to round out the work week!

First, Joanne shows a brilliant way to make a pocket page with Cityscapes. Love the way she uses the Journaling & Ephemera Cards!

"I created this super simple pocket page with the Cityscapes Journalling & Ephemera Cards. I trimmed and layered some of the cards to create each frame and as there are 2 of each type of card it worked perfectly to create a balanced pocket page. Each of the larger 6x4 spots feature a tag that pulls out from behind to give a space for journaling." ~Joanne

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Supply List

4501317 Cityscapes Journaling & Ephemera Cards
#4500422 Metal Brad Staples

Now, Katelyn uses Voyage Beneath the Sea to crate a gorgeous page from her Hawaii trip. Amazing!

"Pocket Page scrapbooking is a big trend right now, so why not use your favourite papers and embellishments from Graphic 45 to create your own pocket page. To compliment my photos from Hawaii, I used products from the Voyage Beneath the Sea collection to create my pocket page. When I need a quick layout, pocket page scrapbooking makes it easy for me to get the photos scrapbooked and in my album, but also gives me a chance to still use my favourite Graphic 45 products.

Tip: Don’t be afraid to layer a couple of embellishments on to the square for the pocket, this will give the page some extra added interest.


Tip: Even though the journaling card is in the pocket, add some Glossy Accents to the Seahorse’s eyes and the starfish below." ~Katelyn

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Hawaii Pocket Page, Voyage Beneath the Sea, Pocket Scrapbook Page, By Katelyn Grosart, Products By Graphic 45 - 2


Hawaii Pocket Page, Voyage Beneath the Sea, Pocket Scrapbook Page, By Katelyn Grosart, Products By Graphic 45 - 2


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Hawaii Pocket Page, Voyage Beneath the Sea, Pocket Scrapbook Page, By Katelyn Grosart, Products By Graphic 45 - 2


Hawaii Pocket Page, Voyage Beneath the Sea, Pocket Scrapbook Page, By Katelyn Grosart, Products By Graphic 45 - 2

Supply List

12x12 Voyage Beneath the Sea: Ocean Quest
Voyage Beneath the Sea 6x6 Patterns and Solids
Voyage Beneath the Sea Ephemera Cards
Voyage Beneath the Sea Cardstock Stickers
Voyage Beneath the Sea: Chipboard 1
Hug a Bug Seam Binding Ribbon: Turquoise
Glossy Accents
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Blending Tool
Sookwang Tape
Foam Squares
Glue Dots

Now, let's see who won this week's blog giveaway! Our randomly chosen winner is....

-Sara Emily Barker: I love seeing the inspiration on this blog and today's is fantastic! I hope someday to win; none of our local craft stores sells the G45 line on a regular basis.

Congratulations, Sara! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize pictured below! Thanks to everyone who entered this week!

(1) $89 Children's Hour Paper Pads, Chip, 6x6, Embellishments, Staples Graphic 45

Thanks for joining us this week for all the fun! Tomorrow, we have some special project sheets here on the blog. We hope you join us!

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here

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August 15, 2016

An Album & Card with Safari Adventure!

  Square Tag_Pocket Travel Album Safari Adventure Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 9

There's so much beauty to share today with Safari Adventure! Marina BlauKitchen and Kathy Clement show you clever ways to use this vivid collection. Marina has a tiger breaking from its cafe and Kathy welcomes baby in a brilliant way!

First, Marina has this awesome Safari Adventure travel album! You will love a look at all her pages as well.

"A nice way to save summer memories is to make an album with a  pretty cover that invites you to open it to discover magical moments. This Square Tag & Pocket Album is perfect for that, you have a lot of space for photos, pages, pockets and also lovely tags.

About Safari Adventure Collection I must say that I am in love with it and I am sure it will become one of my favorite.

I think it has been a good idea to add some Graphic 45 washi tape, it’s a wonderful embellishment for the pages inside.

Tip:

1.- Not hesitate to use everyday objetcs to add to your work as I’ve done with these bamboo skewer. You sure discover a lot of things you can use and mix with this wonderful papers.


2.- Don’t throw away little pieces of these wonderful papers, you can use them in other projects and also make paper patchtwork with them and use it as background or embellishment. (See August Tip photos)." ~Marina


Square Tag_Pocket Travel Album Safari Adventure Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 9

Check out How to Decorate a Graphic 45 Square Tag&Pocket Album by Marina Blaukitchen on Snapguide.  

Marina's Snapguide Tutorial



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Supply List:

4501286 Square Tag & Pocket Album Kraft
#4501368 Safari Adventure 8x8 Pad
Safari Adventure page
Call of the wild page
Exotic Patterns page
2 pages Amazing Africa
Luch Landscape page
#4501367 Safari Adventure 6x6 Patterns & Solids Pad
#4501371 Banners Safari Adventure Collection
#4501375 Journaling and Ephemera Cards
#45011372 Chipboard 2
#4500843 Washi Tape Set
Some bamboo skewers
Some paper flowers
Some ribbon and cord

Now, take a look at Kathy's great "Welcome to our Jungle" card - what a great way to welcome a new baby!

"You never know when inspiration might strike, but when it does, I have learned to answer the call.  When I was tidying up after making a project, I found a scrap of Safari Adventure paper on my table.  This sweet image of a mama elephant and her baby caught my eye and I thought, “Wouldn’t this make the cutest welcome baby card?”

I challenged myself to work primarily with the scraps that were on the table and this card is the end result.  I just love the playfulness of this non-traditional baby card design, and hope you will, too.

Designer Tips for working with UTEE

  • I used a Spellbinder circle die to cut out my focal image, then heat embossed it with UTEE to give it the appearance of being framed under glass.  
  • When working with UTEE, tap the image with Versamark Embossing Ink, cover with the embossing enamel and heat from the underside to prevent the granules from flying off the image and all over your workspace.  Ask me how I learned this someday….
  • Hold the image with tweezers so you don’t burn your fingers.  Once the enamel is mostly melted, you can heat from the top.  I usually repeat this process 2 to 3 times to get really good coverage.  Let it cool a few minutes between coats.
  • Let the image cool completely before matting.  If you touch it before it’s completely set, you’ll leave your fingerprints behind.
  • If you can’t resist touching the image (who would ever do that, I want to know! ) and you smudge the UTEE, all is not lost.  Just gently reheat the top of the image until the UTEE melts back into place.  " ~Kathy

Welcome to our Jungle Baby Boy Card, Safari Adventure, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 5

Welcome to our Jungle Baby Boy Card, Safari Adventure, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 5

Welcome to our Jungle Baby Boy Card, Safari Adventure, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 5

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Welcome to our Jungle Baby Boy Card, Safari Adventure, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 5


Welcome to our Jungle Baby Boy Card, Safari Adventure, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 5

Supply List:

Graphic 45 Safari Adventure 12x12 Paper:
Safari Adventure
Amazing Africa
Jungle Expedition
Safari Adventure 8x8 Papers
Creatures Great and Small
Amazing Africa
Great Migration
Safari Adventure Chipboard 1 &
2
Safari Adventure Banners
Safari Adventure 12x12 Prints and Patterns
Staples Ivory ATC tag

Ranger UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel)
Heat Gun
Spellbinder circle die, or other circle die
Two sheets of 8.5x11 Soft Sky Cardstock
Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Laser Cut Doilies
Petaloo Canvas Garden Rosettes/Ivory
Petaloo Textured Elements Ivory Mixed textured Mini Blossoms
Really Reasonable Ribbon Light Blue Micro Gingham, Ivory Burlap String, Parrot Green Leaves
Fiskars Precious Baby Quotes Clear Acrylic Stamps
Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink
Brad, Stick Pins, Novelty Buttons

Want to win $89 of Children's Hour? You can this week here on the blog! Look at all these goodies up for grabs. Just comment here on the blog or on Facebook to enter. We'll announce a winner here on the blog on Friday. Woo hoo!

(1) $89 Children's Hour Paper Pads, Chip, 6x6, Embellishments, Staples Graphic 45

It's a beautiful week to get creative! We hope this inspired you to create this week. Have a great Monday!

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

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August 13, 2016

Take the Graphic 45 August Challenge!






Upload your Submissions to our Facebook Page

 

Treasure your travel memories by making an album with Graphic 45! We cannot wait to see your travels and your beautiful submissions, G45ers! Have fun creating. 

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

 

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August 12, 2016

Amazing Albums with Terrific Techniques!

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It's another day with amazing albums! Today, Magda Cortez and Pam Bray share great albums with tutorials that are perfect for your travel photos. So many great ideas to remember special moments and adventures. We hope this inspires your weekend to get creative and try your hand at some album-making.

First, Magda shares the most amazing way to turn a mini album into a purse! Isn't this fabulous?

"Hi.. Today I want to share this beautiful mini album I made using the Square Tag & Pockets Album.. it was so fun going out of the box from a simple mini album into a Purse Mini Album! Also this album bring to me wonderful memories to one of my travels to Europe.. If you want to make an easy album I highly recommend to use the Square Tag & Pockets album it is so easy and you don’t need to decorate a lot.. I use black cardstock and lots of washi Tape.. I think I’m in love with the G45 Washi Tape … I hope you enjoy the Snapguide tutorial how you can transform your Square Tag & Pockets Album into a Purse Mini Album ..Also you can watch the YouTube slideshow were you can see more details!!!!..


Tip: If you don’t have a lot of space for thick embellishments use pieces of Washi Tape and stickers.." ~Magda

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Check out How to Make a Purse From a Square Tag Pocket Album by Magda Cortez on Snapguide.  

Magda's Snapguide Tutorial

 

Magda's Album Video Tour


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Supply List

Kraft Square Tag Album
Cityscapes Paper Collection
12” x 12” pad
8” x 8” pad
Cityscapes Stickers
Cityscapes Ephemera Cards
Cityscapes Decorative Chipboard
Graphic 45 Washi Tape
Other Supplies:
Black Cardstock
Wood Gears, Black Ribbon, set of magnets
Metal Studs from my stash.

Now, enjoy this wonderful altered box and mini album by Pam! She has a step-by-step tutorials so you can try these techniques yourself!

"Tip:

1.) For a fast and easy way to cover chipboard pieces use washi tape. Cover chipboard with washi tape, trim with Xacto Knife and sand sides.

2.) Use washi tapes as away to hinge mini album pages together. Fast and easy.


3.) Add washi tape with photos for an added element to your pages." ~Pam

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Step-by-Step Tutorial

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1. Cut and adhere pattern paper to the front, sides and insides of Mixed Media Box.

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2. Punch border trim from pattern paper; adhere to sides of box.

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3. Fussy cut images for pattern paper: adhere to back of prepared box. Add seashells and metals to top of box.

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4. Adhere chipboard to top of pattern paper image. Trim edges. Adhere knob to top.  Adhere to top of box.

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5. Add washi tape to top of seahorse; trim and sand.

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6. Emboss seahorse with rust embossing powder; adhere to top of washi tape seahorse. Add to top of box with pop dots.

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7. Emboss coral pieces with aged teal and rust embossing powder; adhere to top of box. Add seashells to front of box.

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9. Wrap spools with jute. Add banner strip around the spools.

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10. Adhere aged teal and rust coral to the spool front along with metals and seashells.

The Sea is Calling Me Mini Album Step-by-Step Tutorial:

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  1. Apply washi tape to the photo chipboard squares to form an accordion book.

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2. Cover each of the photo chipboard squares with pattern paper.

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3. Add a pocket to the page along tag.

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4. Add metal gears to pages.

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5. Add sticker letters titles to borders. Adhere to page; add washi tape along with ribbon ties.

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6. Adhere pattern papers strips, borders and tags to page.

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7. Adhere journal tag to page. Add washi tape to bottom of photo.

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8. Tie a bow using a chipboard button. Add to page.

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9. Fussy cut image from pattern paper; add to page with pop dots.

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10. Adhere a border strip to top of page; placing one of the image on with pop dots.

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11. Tie ribbon to tag and place behind photo allowing the word “Voyage” to stay exposed.

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12. Add metal gears to page.

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13. Add a hidden tag behind a photo.

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Supply List

Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath the Sea 12 x 12 Paper Pad
Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath the Sea 8 x 8 Paper Pad
Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath the Sea Tags & Pockets
Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath the Sea Chipboard
Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath the Sea Cardstock Stickers
Graphic 45 Mixed Media Box with Magnetic Closure
Graphic 45 Washi Tape
Graphic 45 Metal Door Plates and Knobs
Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Steampunk Seahorse
Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Coral
Stampendous Rust Embossing Powder
Stampendous Aged Teal Embossing Powder
VersaMark
Random Metals
3/8” Corner Punch
EK Scallop Border Punch
Heat Gun
Xacto Knife
Glue Gun
Jute
Dark Teal Ribbon
Seashells
Adhesive
Pop Dots

Let's see who won our blog giveaway this week! Our randomly chosen winner is....

-Denise SayersI love the Safari Adventure so much. I have almost used up my 8 x 8 pad and need the rest to complete projects that I have in mind. The Halloween (Alice in Wonderland) looks fun to try too.

Congratulations, Denise! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize pictured below. Thanks to everyone who entered this week!

(1) Safari Adventure 12x12s, Both Chipboard, Ephemera, Hallowe'en in Wonderland DCE

We hope this inspires you to create a travel album this weekend. And make sure to enter it into our great challenge we have going this month!

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

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