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August 02, 2013

Creating Pretty Mini Albums For Any Season


Happy Friday G45ers,

Do you love mini albums? We sure do! Minis are so much fun to create and they are the perfect way to immortalize your precious memories! You can make minis to commemorate so many occasions: holidays, vacations, family gatherings, weddings, new babies, parties and other joyful events. Graphic 45 papers and Staples are perfect for creating fun and elegant mini albums that you'll cherish for a lifetime! Today we're going to share two gorgeous minis that are great for any occasion! There's a bright and beautiful Bohemian Bazaar mini by Annette Green. Then Nichola Battilana will share her super fun and pretty Steampunk Spells mini! Both of these minis show a wide variety of ideas and techniques! You're sure to find the perfect mini to inspire your unique tastes!

First up, we wanted to announce our randomly chosen winner for this week's blog contest! Chosen at random from this week's Facebook comments, the winner is...

-Torian Moore Moltane: "I'm gonna win!"

Congratulations, Torain! Please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize! This is the amazing French Country and Place in Time prize that Torain won this week! We have a new blog contest every week here on the Graphic 45 blog so there's always a chance to win something wonderful! Stay tuned for more chances to win!

French Country Place in Time prize Graphic 45

Both of today's minis feature the Graphic 45 Black Policy Envelope Staples which are just perfect for making mini albums! These beautifully bound envelopes look amazing when decorated with your favorite Graphic 45 collection! Let today's minis inspire you to create your own mini creation with the Graphic 45 Black Policy Envelope Staples! 


We begin today's mini album party with this gorgeous Bohemian Bazaar mini by Annette. This sweet mini is just perfect for spring and summer photos! The bright colors and hypnotic designs coordinate so well with these sunny seasons! Annette used lots of pretty Bohemian Bazaar Chipboard Die-Cuts and cardstock Tags & Pockets in this beautiful creation. Pretty paper layers also add to the joy of this marvelous mini! Here Annette takes you on a fun video tour of her creation! Take it away, Annette!
























8 x 8 inch Bohemian Bazaar paper collection

Bohemian Bazaar Chipboard

Bohemian Bazaar Tags & Pockets Cardstock pieces

Bohemian Bazaar Cardstock Stickers

Graphic 45 Black Policy Envelope Album

Signature Series Colored Cardstock

Petaloo Flowers and Leaves

Metal Drawer Pull

Black Soot Distress Ink





Next we have another enchanting mini that you're sure to love! Behold this fun and festive Steampunk Spells mini by Nichola! She definitely captured the whimsical spirit of this clever new collection! You can see how perfectly all the stunning papers blend together with pretty Chipboard Die-Cuts, Steampunk Spells cardstock Banners and Graphic 45 Metal Staples. Sweet fussy cut elements also add brilliant dimension to this clever creation! Steampunk Spells is perfect for Halloween but it's also great for any time of year! The saturated colors and enchanting designs are so captivating! Get inspired to create your own marvelous mini with Steampunk Spells! 




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Steampunk Spells

Fanciful Floral


Mechanical Marvels



Witching Hour

Pumpkin Power

Frightful Folly


Totally Wicked

Steampunk Spells Banners

Steampunk Spells Flowers

Steampunk Spells Tags & Pockets

Steampunk Spells Stickers

Steampunk Spells Alphabet Stickers

Steampunk Spells Chipboard 1

Steampunk Spells Chipboard 2

Graphic 45 Staples:

Antique Metal Door Pull

Ornate Metal Key Holes

Ornate Metal Keys

Black Policy Envelope Staples

May Arts Ribbons

Petaloo Flowers

Dresden Trims

Small Brass Metal Brads

Tiny plastic moon charm

                                                                                    Paper clip

We hope you all had a great time on today's Graphic 45 blog! We really enjoyed sharing these marvelous minis with you and we hope you got some great ideas for your next mini album project! We want to thank Annette and Nichola for their incredible work today! We hope you will all join us again for more gorgeous inspiration and fun here on the Graphic 45 blog! We wish you all a very happy day and an amazing weekend!


With Love and Pretty Paper,


Your Friends at Graphic 45



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So beautiful! I wish so hard every week to win! :<) Wishing you a most wonderful weekend!


Barbara Diane

These albums are just gorgeous!!

These are stunning!!!
Congrats to the winner!!

Love those policy envelopes! Great minis!

Thanks for all the inspiration!

I'm loving the graphic 45 black policy envelopes. There are so many possibilities with them and all your fab papers and all the other 'stash'

I love those. They're beautiful.

Thank you for sharing. Beautiful work.

I think these minis are adorable! I don't have many Halloween photos, but I already own the Bohemian Bazaar papers and just have to make the album. Thank you!

The pictures are lovely but the video really showed all the cool, interactive features of the Bohemian Bazaar mini. Love it!

Love the Steampunk Spells album!
So would love to win some paper.

Great artwork, love Graphic 45 papers.

Always amazing! Thanks for sharing.

Congrats Torian. These policy envelope minis are fantastic. Wonderful layering and details.

These albums are all so beautiful!

Man, these albums are just waaaayyyy too amazing; I love them BOTH!

Love the way the colors pop on the black policy envelopes. They make a get base for minis.

Congrats to the winner. These mini albums are great. Thanks for sharing.

Wow, absolutely gorgeous mini albums, ladies!

Amazing! Love these minis! So creative!

Marvellous Mini' s indeed! :) Fun...thanks, your blog never disappoints.

Coolest albums EVER! Thank you so much for inspiring us!!!!

Congratulations to this week's winner! Beautiful, beautiful, is what describes these two mini albums. The black envelopes really make the colors of the papers "pop". So inspiring! I want to make one now!

I am a big fan of the mini albums and these are great!!

The papers from G45 are great for albums and outher stuff. I hope to win tbis week challenge.

FANTASTIC mini albums! I saw Annette's sneak peek yesterday...her project is amazing! And the album by Nichola...wow!

Absolutely stunning...I'm in love with the Steampunk Spells, but the colors of the Bohemian paper pop so much with the black...Love the projects and the papers.

this minis are so beautiful

Stunning Work

Fantastic albums!! I love the Steampunk Spells!! It's my favorite collection!! Thanks for the awesome inspiration!

Both minis are awesome... I"m partial to the Steampunk Spells collection... I love minis no matter the paper line!

So Love the new Steampunk Spells collection. Wonderful and creative projects!!

These are amazing! Just ordered my supplies to make them! AWESOME!

Wow this is the blog to read to get blown' away by creativity. I long for a day to immerse myself in one of these projects. A day like this would be better then chocolate. I find it is hard to find your line locally. Thank you for a chance to win.

My mind is reeling from all these creative products. Colorful and creative!

Love the policy envelopes a must have! Such cool projects and congrats to the winner!

What inspiration! I can't wait to get started on a mini album. I love G45 to make the most beautiful projects!

would love to win

Both of these minis are so much fun to explore! I've never liked Bohemian Bazaar (way to bright!), but using this collection against black really softens those neon colors...think I'll reconsider my opinion. Love those little banners across the tops of pages! Thanks for the inspiration...........

WOW!! I LOVE them both! great job Annette and Nichola...simply gorgeous!!

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