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February 15, 2013

Secret Garden DIY Treasures Surely to Brighten Your Day!


Alberto Juarez Graphic45 Secret garden tag album 9

Happy Friday G45ers!

What a great week it has been on the blog! Valentine projects, a Graphic 45 Celebration, and so much inspiration! We do not want to see it go. Before we dive into today's beautiful projects, I know everyone is waiting to see who is the winner of the $90 Blog Prize Pack! Let's wait no longer...

-Jan Buckley: Wow! HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRAPHIC45, It's great that you have your birthday on this week in February because I do too!!! MY BIRTHDAY is on Wednesday 13th and on top of that my Grandson will be 3 on the same day. This would be the perfect birthday present for me, but I would like to wish everyone good luck in the draw.

Thanks for taking part, everyone! Congratulations to Jan Buckley, please email info@g45papers.com to claim your prize. What a fantastic week of fun and prizes!

Before we begin with the projects, we want to wish Design Team member Susan Lui a HAPPY BIRTHDAY! She has a birthday on Sunday, so make sure to stop by her blog on Sunday and wish her a happy one!



Now, let's brighten your day with some gorgeous creations by Alberto Juarez Diaz and Jane Tregenza. These projects will bring sunshine to even the most dreary day!

First up, we have Alberto Juarez Diaz' amazing Secret Garden Tag Album! There are so many ingeniuous ideas in this great project! He made it as a book to keep your thoughts and feelings in, locked up and gathered like a secret. Amazing idea!

Alberto Juarez Graphic45 Secret garden tag album 1

Alberto Juarez Graphic45 Secret garden tag album 3

Alberto Juarez Graphic45 Secret garden tag album 4

Alberto Juarez Graphic45 Secret garden tag album 5

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Alberto Juarez Graphic45 Secret garden tag album 11

Alberto Juarez Graphic45 Secret garden tag album 12

Alberto Juarez Graphic45 Secret garden tag album 13

Supply List:
Secret garden paper:
Secret garden
Beautiful blooms
Pretty primrose
Meadow lark
Posy patch
Coming up roses
April showers
May flowers

Regular tag album
Orname metal keys
Metal butterflies
May Arts ribbon
FokArt acrilic paint
Imaginarium die cut alphabet


Wow, talk about beauty! Thank you so much for your gorgeous vision, Alberto!

Next, we have another project to brighten your day! Jane Tregenza makes stunning Secret Garden altered drawers with the Small Matchbook Box! "I decided to do a set of draws, the top draw has a mini book in it and the bottom draw is for keepsakes eg a lock of hair or even baby teeth. The Antique Metal Door Pull just added the touch to my cute set of draws and the mini book is perfect for some 'little'  photos." - Jane Tregenza









Graphic 45 papers
The Secret Garden Collection:
April Showers

Seed Fairy
Posy Patch

Pretty Primrose
Coming up Roses

Secret Garden
Graphic 45 Staples

Ornate Keys
Antique Metal Door Pull

White Oval Frame, words, flourish  and corners from Imaginarium Designs Chipboard
Flowers from Miss Rose & Sister Violet

Assorted Ribbons

What a wonderful week on the blog. Thanks to Alberto and Jane for their gorgeous projects. Also, thank you G45ers for joining us in our big 5-year celebration! Join us next week for more amazing projects on the blog!


Have a crafty weekend,

Graphic 45



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I so love the folded wings on Alberto's mini album. There's something magical about that design. And Jane's little chest of drawers is so lovely! What a wonderful birthday week this has been. Thanks again, G45!

So gorgeous!

These are wonderful. I got my Secret garden yesterday and can't wait to play with it.

I love the tag/book! I love how the ribbon wraps around to hold it together. Just beautiful.


i love the projects today so bright and cheerful well done they are lovely

Love the little dresser with the Staple boxes. I'm going to have to order some of those small ones now. Way to enable me.

I absolutely love both of these projects; so creative and the Secret Garden papers are so pretty; another day of greatness from G45.

Love it all!

Love the projects!!! Your blog is always so wonderful!

I love the idea of the tag book....Secret Words....love the collection as well!

Thanks to Alberto and Jane for their beautiful projects. G45 has the best designers and the best products! I LOVE G45! Thanks for all the inspiration and the great tutorials, too!! :)

I love today's unique and beautiful projects. Jane and Alberto are so very creative.

Alberto's book is adorable! I love everything about it! The collection is finally in my hands now I just need to decide exactly what I am going to do with it, I have so many ideas that my mind is racing! Thanks you to all the designers for sharing their works of art with us! And, thank you G45 for creating such beautiful collections for us to work with!!

Really gorgeous projects...I love the drawers - so pretty. Congrats to Jan - what a great prize!

What great projects! Ilove them all!

Beautiful projects!

These designers have turned magnificent papers into stunning works of art, so inspirational xx

Loving secret garden. That mini with the wings and all the layering is amazing. Janes chest of drawers is so clever and would make a perfect gift. Happy Birthday Susan. Thanks G45 for the daily inspiration.


Wonderful projects.. thank you for sharing.

Really love the drawers and the tag album is beautiful.

Wonderful creative projects. Fabulous inspiring week with Graphic 45!!

Congratulations Jan! What an awesome prize!

Breathtaking projects ...just gorgeous!!

Another day of awesome projects.
I love them all. Thank You for sharing.
Keep up the good work. I love Graphic45.

Would so love to win! G45 is the best!

Wow such detail, and tallent. Love the altered match box.

CUTE minis! And Happy birthday!

Happy Birthday Susan Lui!
Happy Birthday Graphis 45!
The Secret Garden Tag Album is gorgeous!

Such gorgeous creations !!!

Happy birthday, Susan! Thank you for sharing such gorgeous projects in your birthday post! Really love the mini albums.

LOVE that tag idea! Awesome!!

The secret garden paper is absolutely gorgeous, love the projects and inspirations today.

Simply Gorgeous!!

Wow! I am always so inspired by the beautiful creative works of the DT. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful projects!

I love everything I would to make something like this

Oh I love my secret words what a great project idea!

The box is adorable can not wait for my order to get here!

Wow, these are beautiful. Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to use Secret Garden on my projects.

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