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August 07, 2012

Gorgeous Mini Albums Featuring A Ladies' Diary


Hello G45ers,

Happy Tuesday and welcome to today's fabulous Graphic 45 blog! We hope you are having a great day! We've got a ton of inspiration to bring to you today as we continue our week-long celebration of A Ladies' Diary crafts! Today we're going to share some incredible mini albums from Arlene Cuevas and Denise Hahn of our design team! Each of these minis is overflowing with beauty and imagination. You'll see some unique ways to use A Ladies' Diary as well as beautiful embellishments to create an exquisite work of art. We're going to have a lot of fun today, so let's get the party started! First up is this magnificent mini album created by Arlene Cuevas. Arlene used the Graphic 45 Metal Film Canister to create this marvelous mini. You can see how beautifully the Metal Film Canister looks when combined with A Ladies' Dairy! Arlene even created a great video in which she takes you on a tour of this splendid creation. Want to know how this amazing mini was created? There's even a great tutorial that Arlene created that shows you how to alter the accordion-fold mini album that comes with the Graphic 45 Metal Film Canister! Wow! Take it away, Arlene!

“I had a BLAST altering this Graphic 45 metal film canister using the new A Ladies’ Diary paper collection. The collection is the perfect mix of vintage-shabby chic. I incorporated an array of the coordinating chipboard pieces and card stock stickers, which made creating this piece of art so simple! I even included a brief tutorial to show you how to alter the accordion mini album that is included in the canister. Won’t you give one of these a go today? You’ll have so much fun!” ~ Arlene Cuevas


















A Ladies Diary paper collection
A Ladies Diary Chipboard Tags 1
A Ladies Diary Chipboard Tags 2
A Ladies Diary Cardstock Stickers
Metal Film Canister with Album
Graphic 45 Trim Staples
May Arts ribbon
I Am Roses flowers
Prima flowers
Want2Scrap pearl bling
Recollections pearl bling
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst Sprays
White doilies
My Favorite Things Die-namics – Large Leafy Flourish
Spellbinders Grande Nestabilities - Circles
Ranger Distress ink - Vintage Photo

Here is Arlene's wonderful tutorial on altering the accordion-fold mini album! Bask in some serious inspiration in this fun and informative tutorial!

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Wow, that was so amazing! Next we've got even more inspiration featuring A Ladies' Diary! This is a gorgeous mini created by Denise Hahn. There is so much to see on every page of this stunning mini. Denise did a fabulous job of using fun embellishments in this lavish and feminine mini. The combination of the pretty patterned papers and clever embellishments adds such incredible texture and richness. Discover the enchantment of this fabulous mini by Denise Hahn!

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All From A Ladies' Diary 8x8 Paper Pad
Fashion Plates
Afternoon Tea
Delicate Details
Picture Perfect
A Ladies Diary
Focal Point
A Ladies Diary Stickers
A Ladies Diary Tags #2
Want2Scrap Nestablings
Ink and Smooch- Clearsnap
Art Wire- Gunmetal
Tulle, Trim, Buttons
Ric Rac Vintage
Base is various drink coasters
Binding- Zutter
Adhesive-Xyron 5 inch Creative Station permanent

Wasn't that beautiful?! Now that your inspiration is at its peak, we wanted to remind you all of this month's fabulous craft challenge! This is a great opportunity to get creative with a fun summer layout and maybe even win a fantastic $50 Graphic 45 prize pack! Read all about it! You can upload your Graphic 45 summer layouts to our Facebook page! The deadline for submissions is Friday, August 31st at midnight PST!


Well, that's all for today, G45ers! Thank you all so much for stopping by our blog today! Huge thanks to Arlene Cuevas and Denise Hahn for their splendid work today! Our celebration of A Ladies' Diary continues tomorrow as we bring you more joyous and inspiring crafts! We wish you all a very happy day!

Your Pals in Paper,

Team Graphic 45




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Denise and Arlene have done a superb job on their projects. I had to scroll through about three times to keep admiring all the lavish detail. Gorgeous. Fabulous tutorial, too Arlene. TFS
Jessica S

I am in AWE of these projects!!!

Beautiful projects!

What beautiful projects! This blog always inspires me!

What wonderful minis! So many details. Really shows off the paper.

That was amazing! I love the way your designers think.

Both of these mini albums are STUNNING!

These mini's are so chic. This paper is just wonderful.

Beautiful and worderful projects!

Arlene's and Denise's mini albums are gorgeous!

I have had a metal film cannister for a while, & have been trying to decide which collection to use with it.
I know now lol.... Fabulous stuff as always.

I am stunned with these tins!!! All the time and thought that went into them. I really want to make one after seeing these. I love your paper line and think it is the best one out there. Your colors are so bright and yet soft. Love it.

These mini's are wonderful!!

I'm always amazed at the art out there, so much talent and it's shown today, thanks for sharing.

Fabulous, incredible work!

WOW! Such GORGEOUS projects! I love this paper (2nd only to Little Darlings!) and just need to get the nerve to cut into it! Thanks for all of the pictures!! So amazing!!

This post couldn't have been more timely for me...I'm working on a "birthday card mini" right now out of A Ladies' Diary! I'm going to adapt some of Arlene's pages to a 4X5 dollar store scrapbook. And between her and Denise, how could I mess up? If it's worth posting when it's done, I'll consider posting for the contest! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Beautifull mini-album!

Gorgeous projects and so cute.

So many gorgeous details in both albums! Thanks for the inspiration, Denise and Arlene!

Beautiful. The talent is so amazing!. I so Love A Ladies Diary. It's hard to choose a G45 collection, love them all. But this one I do Love a wee bit more!!

I have been so inspired by the posts these past several weeks. Thank you so much.

Beautiful mini's. I'll have to try one of these.

The 'a ladies diary' papers are truly stunning & both mini projects really show them off well. Thanks for the video walk round & tutorial. They've given me the confidence to give this a go.


Amazing Mini Albums! Great works of art by both designers.

The same paper and each has a different look! I love both of them.
The little dress on Denise's mini book is so cute!

I love mini albums and I love G45, so these are to die for! Love the detail including the feathers on the ladies hat! Sweet!

These are wonderful minis - wow!! Can't wait to start on one - thanks for the inspiration! Judy D.

What an adorable tiny dress!

I want to make books like this...I love my journals..but I love these.....

Such beautiful albums. Love the film canister album very much. The lace and pearls go beautifully with The Ladies' Diary papers. Thank you for the great tutorial. The Ladies' Diary is my favorite paper pad. Beautiful details. I grew up surrounded by antiques and really appreciate the vintage look of these papers and the matching stamps. Cannot wait to see what you have in store for us tommorow.

What I love about the tutorials is that you can actually use the mini's for photos. I am going to have to try to make some of these.

Beautiful work.

Two beautiful projects by Arlene & Denise! Very inspiring.

Absolutely beautiful! So feminine and and fun. Loved the projects and tutorials

Great post today. Love those mini albums.

Just love the albums that are being made with the Ladies Diary collection.

These minis are gorgeous. So glad I have a film canister in my stash. Way to go ladies!

I'm starting to sound like a broken record, just gorgeous : )


Wonderful projects loved them!

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