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March 28, 2015

A Magical Mother Goose Album with Jane Tregenza

Mary Mary Quite Contrary 2

We are so excited to share this awesome Mother Goose idea from the amazing G45 Ambassador Jane Tregenza today! Jane is an inspirational designer with her amazing mix of colors, G45 collections, and incredible imagination.  She owns her own craft store in Australia, owns a brilliant chipboard company, and still finds time to share her amazing Graphic 45 creations with us! Get to know the amazing Jane today!


An Interview with Jane Tregenza

1. Why do you craft?

I just love the freedom and the whole creative process, I find it very relaxing. The idea of starting with no idea of the finished project, but with a wonderful collection of graphic 45 papers and embellishments in front of me, is my idea of the perfect setting to create my projects in.

2. What do you feel is your crafting forte?

I just love everything, cards, books, off the page and layouts. I suppose books are my favourite but I really love layouts. It really depends on the collection I am working with as to what I end up making.

3. What inspires and motivates you to be creative?

Graphic 45 papers are the perfect inspiration for me. I love laying the papers out in front of me. I always have two of each print so I can see both sides – then I just start cutting. My favourite way to use it, is to mix the collections around and use some of my old favourites along with my new favourites.

4. What do you do with your projects once they're complete?

I have 7 Graphic 45 albums full of layouts and a bookcase full of my books and cards. Because I teach all over Australia I am always packing my books and layouts up to go to shows and things. So most of the time they are on display in my store or in boxes ready for the next display.

5. What is the funniest craft disaster you've ever had?

I don’t really have a funniest craft disaster. I find that most of my disasters end up becoming my favourite projects. As I tell everyone I teach, there are no mistakes in scrapbooking only more opportunities to create something better.

Wow, we would love to see your 7 Graphic 45 albums - awesome! Thanks for talking with us, Jane!

Now, Jane shares the most fabulous album using Mother Goose!

"I really love this collection – all the images are perfect for cutting out. Once I saw the collection I knew I wanted to do a book. But I didn’t want to just do a book, I wanted to do a pop out or an interactive book. Each page has a pocket that contains a letter, postcard and little bits and pieces relating to each nursery rhyme in it.

A Mother Goose album by the incredible Jane Tregenza #graphic45

I always make my books from scratch. I use cardstock for the foundation of each page, then I add print paper to each black foundation page. I love using Graphic 45’s striped print papers for making frames around my pages. It’s such a lovely technique for any page; it also helps to hide my background print paper sometimes when it isn’t on straight. I use this technique for frames on layouts, books and cards. I have done a snapguide on making a frame if any of you want to have a go. At the end of the snapguide I have included some examples of frames on my work.

Some of the interactive features in my book include a tab attached to Humpty Dumpty that makes him slide down the wall. The letter in the pocket on Humpty Dumpty’s Page is a letter from Nurse Rea Rhyme telling him how to treat his broken head. It includes an x-ray of his cracked egg. There is also a postcard telling him to get better from all the kings men.

Humpty Dumpty pages of Jane's Mother Goose album #graphic45

Humpty Dumpty pages of Jane's Mother Goose album #graphic45

Humpty Dumpty pages of Jane's Mother Goose album #graphic45

Humpty Dumpty pages of Jane's Mother Goose album #graphic45

The History of Humpty Dumpty created by Jane #graphic45

The Twinkle Twinkle Little Star page has a tab so the cow jumps over the moon. In the pocket there is a letter from the King’s astronomer confirming the naming of the star as “Twinkle” and a star chart showing where it is in the constellation. There is also a packet with a chipboard star and some star dust.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star pages in Jane's Mother Goose album #graphic45

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star pages in Jane's Mother Goose album #graphic45

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star nursery rhyme notes and history created by Jane #graphic45

The Mary Mary quite contrary page has a garden that pops up. In the pocket is a letter from Mrs Tiggy Winkle complaining about the mud on Mary’s cloths. There is also a packet of seeds for “Pretty Maids” and a vintage postcard of a girl with a bunch of flowers.

Mary Mary Quite Contrary pages from Jane's Mother Goose album #graphic45

Mary Mary Quite Contrary pages in Jane's Mother Goose album #graphic45

The great letter to go with Jane's Mary Mary Quite Contrary page #graphic45

In the pocket for the Mary Had a Little Lamb page there is a letter from the teacher informing Mary that her lamb can’t attend school again. There is a map of nursery rhyme land and a packet with some of Mary’s lamb’s wool.

Mary Had a Little Lamb pages from Jane's Mother Goose album #graphic45

Mary Had a Little Lamb pages from Jane's Mother Goose album #graphic45

Mary Had a Little Lamb pages from Jane's Mother Goose album #graphic45

Mary Had a Little Lamb letter and ephemera with Jane's Mother Goose book #graphic45

The last page of the book has pockets for each of the Nursery Rhymes. There is a little booklet with the history of each Nursery Rhyme in each pocket.

I had great fun creating this book and writing the letters. I am hoping that any child receiving a book like this, will just love all the little bits and pieces that I have included to make it more interesting."

Check out How to Make a Frame With Striped Paper Technique Tutorial by Jane Tregenza on Snapguide.  

Jane's Snapguide Tutorial

Supply List

Mother Goose Collection
Imaginarium Designs Chipboard

You have extra time to win our retired collection giveaway this week! This prize pack includes A Proper Gentleman, Le Romantique, and Bird Song! Enter here:

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Thanks for joining us today, we know this album is just amazing! Thanks to Jane! Have a great day, G45ers!

Happy Papercrafting,

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Amazing! I now feel inspired to create a personalized mini album for my grandson using Mother Goose paper. Love it.

This book is just gorgeous! Very talented lady! Love to see more of your art, Jane!

That Mother Goose album is magical indeed! Very gifted lady:)


The Mother Goose album is the most wonderful project I have ever seen! I am so in love with this collection and this is so wonderful I can't stand it!


Barbara Diane

Wish my disasters became an opportunity, lol... Having 2 of every sheet is in a perfect world, not always affordable tho. That's why most of my G45 is hoarded away. Cute project, particularly note to school. Tfs : )

Lovely album! I am loving getting to know the dt members!! They are all so inspirational! TFS!

This album is simply amazing!! Jane is an incredible designer!


Love this. Guess I have pull it out of my stash!

What a unique and creative album. It's wonderful!

This album is absolutely magical!!! What a pleasure it's been to see--thanks so much for sharing it!!!

I need to win this! Did you noticed I said need. I love Graphic 45. I just need this! I tried to enter, but it said I had no entries. Can you put my name in?

wow, love all the pop-ups and moving pieces in this album.

Want to win the retired items!

Jane, thank you so very much for sharing your Mother Goose book! It is fantastic. I have this Graphic 45 collection and I will be using your tutorial.

Gorgeous album! Outstanding creativity!

Wauuuuuw would love to win...

I love Graphic 45 paper lines. I use them in so many of my albums. This would be wonderful to use for my baby niece's welcome album. She was born over 2 months premature and weighed a whopping 3.5 pounds at birth. She's fought so hard and I want this album to be a very special one.

I love Graphic45. The designers are out of this world.

What a great album. Can't wait to make one for myself. Graphic 45 papers are my favorite collections. When you see a project made in another brand of paper and the same project made with graphic45, there is just no comparison. The graphic45 papers make your project stand out.

What an awesome giveaway!!

Wonderful album.

I love Graphic 45 collections. I don't think you've had one that I ddidn't love.

i do love my Graphic 45 papers... when i get them, the smell and feel of the paper is intoxicating and then you open the pack and look at the beautiful patterns.... Love at first sight!

Wow! I love your style, very creative and gorgeous albums... Very Inspiring ..Thx for the Great giveaway Graphic-45

Love the mini!

So many ideas and so much inspiration. Thank you for such a great giveaway.

I love the Humpty Dumpty card is there
instructions how to make it. Thanks for your presentation love them all. Gail

Love all the beautiful pages. Especially the Humpty Dumpty one.

Beautiful album, I love all the interactive pieces! Absolutely amazing!

Love, love, love, need, need, need these retired collections!

Beautiful Looking forward to seeing more f your work

This is spectacular! I have made one MG album using this collection. I may have to make another. Thank you for sharing!

Love it

Jane did an awesome job using this paper. I hate fussy cutting and wish that you would also sell the characters, flowers already cut out of the paper (die cuts). It would save a lot of time and effort. Thanks.

Loooooove iiiiiit!

I love this paper and all there Ideas.

Awesome projects. Would Love to win this wonderful prize pkg!!

What a wonderful creation, Jane!

Oh my goodness! this has to be one of the best EVER projects I have ever seen. So cute, clever and what a special album. Fabulous, stunning and amazing mini.

Everyone loves Mother Goose!!

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