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May 11, 2017

Mother's Day Projects To Inspire: A Shadowbox and Layout


Hello, G45ers!

With Mother's Day quickly approaching, now is the time to start your crafting engines, and we have just the fuel you need to get going.  We kick off this post with a stunning Mother's Day shadow box card, complete with a YouTube video tutorial by Olga Heldwein. This project features Olde Curiosity Shoppe DCE and would make any recipient and mantel shine brightly. Following that, we bring you a heartfelt layout that captures the beauty of motherhood, by Pam Bray.  Pam shares step by step directions on how you too can create your own beautiful layout with an old favorite, Precious Memories.  Remember, today is the last day to enter our weekly blog giveaway so be sure to leave us a comment here on the blog and/or our Facebook page. Now buckle up, we are about to have some fun! 


Mothers day shadowbox card different collections (1)

Mother's Day Shadow Box Card

by Olga Heldwein

"Today I have for you Mother's Day shadowbox card. I had so much fun with this project. As I pre-cut elements before ( I have a habit of constantly doing something and cutting patterns is perfect for brainless occupation.) It was a really easy and fast project. I prepared a YouTube video tutorial for you below." ~Olga Heldwein

Mother's Day Shadow Box YouTube Video Tutorial 

Mothers day shadowbox card different collections (1)

Mothers day shadowbox card different collections (1)

Mothers day shadowbox card different collections (1)


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Graphic 45 Precious Moments Layout with Tutorial by Pam Bray - Photo 1_5177

Graphic 45 Precious Memories Mother’s Day

Layout with Tutorial

by Pam Bray

“There are so many precious memories but some seem to be more precious than others. Make sure to take photos as often as you can…even some of the smallest things can create some of the most meaningful memories. I am a firm believer in scrapbooking those moments, journaling about them, and capturing them in photos. I hope you’re as enthusiastic as I am to make sure to document your families and friend’s memories, your travels, your most special or imperfect times of life.” Hugs, Pam Bray



  • Creating layers on a scrapbook page gives interest.

  • Small titles made with stickers will become the focal point of what your layout is reflecting on.


Graphic 45 Precious Moments Layout by Pam Bray with Tutorial Collage 1

Step by Step Directions:

  1. Begin your layout by placing a strip of pattern paper and border strips on base scrapbook paper.
  2. Add large journal piece to the top of strips.

    Graphic 45 Precious Moments Layout by Pam Bray with Tutorial Collage 2

  3. Layer journal pieces on top of large journal piece.
  4. Add letter stickers to the top of journaling space; adhere small word strip over top.
  5. Add a photo to the top of the scrapbook page.
  6. Fussy cut flowers and sentiment from pattern paper. Add to top of the scrapbook page with pop dots. 

    Graphic 45 Precious Moments Layout with Tutorial by Pam Bray - Photo 2_5166

  7. Fussy cut small clothes from Pattern paper; layer together and hang from twine, add twine bows.
  8. Decorate with fussy cut flowers, chipboard pieces, small hand cut flags.


Graphic 45 Precious Moments Layout with Tutorial by Pam Bray - Photo 3_5167

Graphic 45 Precious Moments Layout with Tutorial by Pam Bray - Photo 3_5167

Graphic 45 Precious Moments Layout with Tutorial by Pam Bray - Photo 3_5167

Graphic 45 Precious Moments Layout with Tutorial by Pam Bray - Photo 3_5167

Graphic 45 Precious Moments Layout with Tutorial by Pam Bray - Photo 3_5167


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This week's blog prize includes an 8"x8" World's Fair paper pad, die-cut cardstock Tags & Pockets, 6"x6" Time to Flourish paper pad, Shabby Chic Metal Keyholes, and a Regular Kraft Tag Album. 

Thanks for joining us for a creative and wild ride.  We hope you will take these ideas and tips to your craft table to create your own project.  As always be sure to leave us a comment to let us know what project(s) you are working on or share your favorite tip.  Big thanks to Olga and Pam for sharing your passions with all of us! See you all tomorrow. 


Happy Papercrafting!  


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Shadow boxes are amazing and I love them. Little show cases for display. I so want to make one now. Thanks for the inspiration. xxx

This shadow box is gorgeous. Love it!

Adorable pieces!!

I love shadow boxes and this is beautiful - one to replicate. The layout is beautiful too with all the fussy cut flowers. Both projects hit the spot. Thank you.

Stunning projects! Your talent combined with the beautiful G45 collections make creating so much easier. Thank you for sharing these G45!

Olga's shadow box is so inspirational. So delicate and intricate.
Love Pam's layouts with the cute little clothes line.

Olga's shadow box is very special - love it. I am making my mom one for her birthday next month. And Pam's layout is so cute; love the beautiful roses and the adorable clothes line banner.

Oh my I love Olgas shadowbox here today, but also the layout is precious though. Great work ladies.

Thank you for sharing your inspirational passion with us. Happy Mother's Day to all.

GORGEOUS inspiration!!!

What stunning projects! And there is nothing like including step by step instructions and materials used lists. Thanks for sharing.

Both projects are stunning, I just love Olga's shadow box and Pam's layout is just adorable. I love those tiny clothes on the line!

Ohhh the Mother Day shadow box is exquisite...I wish my Mom was still here, she'd love it❣️❣️❣️

❤️❤️ Graphic 45! The layout is so heartwarming and precious. The shadow box card is awesome. Finally, a fabulous card that can be easily displayed rather than tucked away in a box!

Beautiful projects. I love the shadow box the colors are so pretty and what a great gift for Mother's Day. Pam's layout is so precious love her tutorial.

Aww, love these Mother's Day creations! I need to get busy! Judy D.

Love this baby layout its so cute:)

What a cute baby layout. And the Mothers Day shadow box is just beautiful. Can use both ideas to convert to make cards. wowee.

Beautiful card and layout! Such fine detail in both!

Beautiful butterfly shadow box and precious layout.

Love the shadowbox,
and all the elements
in it. Lovely layout.
Carla from Utah

I love G45 products! Thank you for the chance to win.

love the shadow box and page layout the G45 paper

Thanks for sharing your talent. Really like your shadow box as well as your layouts.

I wish my mom was still with us, I'd be making that shadow box for her, no doubt about it! The tutorial was great....Thank you Olga. And the layout was so special. I need the Precious Memories paper, perfect day Graphic 45.

Both of these Mother's Day projects have grabbed my attention...lovely work! I'm wondering if I could use all of this week's prize products on one project? A personal challenge!

❤️💚💜💙 these projects! Such beautiful gifts for Mothers Day!

Love both projects. This shadow box is absolutely amazing!

I love the shadow box and the layout.So many details.Very inspiring.

So beautiful and gorgeous!

That shadowbox is exquisite! I love Graphic 45 papers and your fabulous DT

I am going to give the shadowbox a try using Portrait Of A Lady!

Both projects are stunning. Love, love, love the shadowbox...just recently made a couple of these for special events and they were so much fun....

The shadow box is wonderful (& so is the prize!)

Love these two projects! The design team is so very talented!

The shadow box is so pretty. Need to make a few. Love you Olga!

Oh my. Those are two very lovely projects. Thank you Olga and Pam. I got my engine warmed up last night and pulled out Natures Sketchbook.

Wow, two beautiful projects. I definitely want to attempt the shadow box card for a friend and I already know I want to use Off To The Races for it because of her love of horses. Love your blogsbecause of ideas like this. My summer is filling with projects ♡

siempre me quedo pasmada con vuestras colecciones.

Your papers are so beautiful!

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