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August 13, 2013

Happy Days With Mini Albums!


Hello G45ers,

Do you love mini albums? We are huge fans of pretty minis! They are just perfect for housing your most precious photos, sentiments and memories. Sunny seasons like spring and summer are filled with joyful moments and photo opportunities! Today we're going to give you some wonderful ideas for vibrant mini albums! If you have some fabulous photos that are waiting to be commemorated in a cheerful mini, then today's blog is just what you need! You'll see a stunning Secret Garden mini and video tour by Olga Struk. Then Arlene Cuevas will share her elegant Bird Song mini and video tutorial! We are going to have so much fun today! Are you ready, G45ers? Lets get to it!

First up we wanted to give a quick shout out to all of our friends on the Graphic 45 Facebook page! If you want the latest news on Graphic 45 products, daily inspiration and a way to connect with your fellow G45ers and upload your Graphic 45 creations, check out the Graphic 45 Facebook page! Here is a breathtaking creation that was made with one of our older collections, The Magic of Oz! This was created by Melissa Torres Divebless to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the release of The Wizard of Oz! She uploaded this lovely vintage-inspired project to our Facebook page and we think its fabulous! We encourage you all to check out the Graphic 45 Facbeook page for fun and fabulous inspiration!

Graphic 45 Facebook:


Graphic 45 Magic of Oz home decor

We begin today's mini album party with this exquisite mini that Olga created! Our Secret Garden collection comes to life in this enchanting work of art! Just imagine how perfect this mini would be for springtime photos, wedding photos or any special occasion! Mini albums also make incredible gift ideas! We love Olga's elegant blend of flower embellishments and fussy cut flowers from Secret Garden! It gives this mini such a fresh, organic look! Here is a fun video tour of Olga's amazing creation!

Video Tour:



Secret Garden Olga Struk Graphic 45 mini album summer spring gift memories

Secret Garden Olga Struk Graphic 45 mini album summer spring gift memories

Secret Garden Olga Struk Graphic 45 mini album summer spring gift memories

Secret Garden Olga Struk Graphic 45 mini album summer spring gift memories








Next we have another flawless mini album creation to share with you! This is Arlene's awesome Bird Song mini that is overflowing with color and joy! This is another perfect example of combining floral embellishments with pretty fussy cut flowers. This fun technique helps to add so much beautiful dimension! The bright and beautiful colors and designs of Bird Song make it perfect for summertime mini albums! Graphic 45 Metal Staples also add fabulous vintage-inspired style and sophistication to this marvelous mini! Want to know how it was made? Follow along with Arlene's fun video tutorial! Here is what she had to say about this joyful work of art!

"I created this mini book using Graphic 45’s Bird Song paper collection. The papers are truly beautiful and unique to the Asian culture. The mini book contains pocket pages, created with six (6) 8 ½” x 11” card stock. Really fun and quite simple to pull off! I created a video tutorial that I hope will help get you on your way to creating one of these mini books to keepsake some of your most precious moments!" -Arlene

Video Tutorial:



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Bird Song paper collection

Bird Song Chipboard

Bird Song 12x12 Stickers

Bird Song Alphabet Stickers

Staples: Metal Tag, Metal Button, Ornate Metal Key Hole, Ornate Metal Keys, Metal Butterfly, Ornate Metal Label Holder

Metal garden butterfly, metal butterfly charms from my stash

May Arts black lace

Petaloo Flowers

I Am Roses Flowers

Paper Studio Black Card stock

Recollections bling

Ranger Distress Ink - Black Soot

Stampin’ Up Punches: Ticket punch, Round Label punch

Scor Tape

Glossy Accents

                                                                            3M ATG adhesive

We want to thank you all so much for joining us today! We hope you'll take some time to create your own cheerful mini album for yourself or someone you love with your favorite Graphic 45 papers and Staples! Huge thanks to Olga and Arlene for their splendid work today. We had so much fun getting to share their gorgeous projects with all of you! We hope you'll come back and see us tomorrow as we bring you more inspiring crafts and fun! We wish you all a delightful day!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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So much to aspire to!!! Such beautiful projects!!!

I realy just love these projects. :)

Love mini albums.

You know how much I love mini albums, and these are just sublime! That little picket fence album just melted me!

OLGA!!! How creative and so well done!!!! Arlene!! I need to go watch this on your Channel!!! Fantastic work everyone! Such great inspirations!!!

Wow! These are all so fabulous!

Wow wow wow!! These are all amazing!!! That OZ one has my HEART!!!

Beautiful minis! Thanks for the inspiration today. And thanks for featuring the Oz project!

Beautiful! My favorite today is the Bird Song .. I don't have this paper and hope I can find it when I am able to buy it :)

I love both projects. Very inspiring. Beautiful papers.

As always over the top! Great creations!! LOVE the Birdsong!!

Very nice!


I love the mini albums and this one is beautifully done! I have put it in my favorites for inspiration! Love it! Wishing you a happy day!


Barbara Diane

Absolutely lovely! G45 inspires creativity!

Love minis! They can be as simple or complex as you want. Thanks for sharing these!

Wow! The Wizard of Oz tribute is beautiful. Great job! Love the albums. Thanks for the chance to win a great paper collection.

Such wonderful inspiration!!!

The Secret Garden mini is beautiful. I have a friend who would drool over that.

Romance and mystery, just lovely ! Just have to do a Bird Song project :)

Love them all. The Secret Garden mini and Bird Song album are beautiful. I am running out of the Oz paper because it is a favorite and is hard to find. Really love this Oz piece!

I think that these Graphic 45 papers are
so inspiring. As far as I know nobody does it better. It brings out so many new ways to create, just by fussy cutting, and putting things together in a new way. Good job everybody.

Beautiful Minis!! Awesome tutorial!

Fantastic mini's, each one very unique!

Fabulous Wizard of Oz project by the Facebooker! Love the mini albums...both are so great!

Those minis are gorgeous!! I love the Birdsong mini especially as Birdsong is one of my favorite collections. Oh who am I kidding, I say that about every collection, I love them all!

Good afternoon from "across the pond". WOW! These two mini books are absolutely stunning - thank you so much Olga and Arlene for sharing your amazing talent.

I love this minis, there are so delicated i want it!!!

WOW Gorgeous mini albums, both filled with so much inspiration!! Thanks to Olga and Arlene for sharing their amazing talent!!

Love your mini albums!

The Secret Garden mini is just precious, what a gorgeous project. Love the Birdsong mini, Arlene did a great job as always :)

Fabulous minis - would love to make one... Cool project from g45er on fb too.. :)))

This is one of my favorite collections and I love this mini album!

Beautiful projects!!

All three projects are just fabulous!
Each is inspiring and making me wish I had more time to be creative.

very nice, I will try this soon. Came out wonderful.

Just got the Birdsong collection can't
wait to begin

Gorgeous minis! And that Wizard of Oz project is amazing!

Love the mini album with the fence as part of the cover. A clever idea

Thank you for these lovely paper inspirations...Graphic 45 papers just beg to be used on projects like these. Looking forward to seeing my email as the winner of this product package!

Love these beautiful projects! Every line from Graphic 45 lends itself to mini books, altered items or scrapbook pages!

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