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May 04, 2017

A Midnight Masquerade with Katelyn's Tag Tutorial & Lena A's Diamond Box

Midnight Masquerade  Graphic 45  Diamond Box  Kids Storage  Lena Astafeva

Hello, G45ers! 

Today, we have two marvelous projects to share with you, featuring one of our recent collections, Midnight Masquerade. To start things off, design team member Katelyn Grosart shares a magnificently layered tag. Plus, there is no mystery here-she includes a full Snapguide tutorial showing you how to create your own beautiful tag! Lena Astafeva continues the crafting magic with a beautiful box. This diamond motif box is a real gem and would make a great gift or decorative storage box! We hope you enjoy this dose of delicious decadence brought to you by Graphic 45.

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Midnight Masquerade is a paper party filled with mystery, intrigue, and joyous celebration! The purples, blues, and oranges jump off the page and transport you to a time of magical music and enjoyment. This collection includes 8 double-sided papers, 12x12 and 8x8 paper pads, a 12x12 Patterns & Solids pad, coordinating chipboard, cardstock tags & pockets, journaling & ephemera cards, cling stamps, and cardstock stickers. This is your invitation to a mystical ball, and your ticket is hours of creative fun with Midnight Masquerade!

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"The Most Beautiful Thing" Tag
by Katelyn Grosart

"Midnight Masquerade is starting to become one of my new favourite collections. Although I tend to lean to the shabby chic colour palette, the rich colours from Midnight Masquerade are just gorgeous.  I’ve been wanting to play with the large tags from the Staples collection for a while now, so when I opened the collection and found an inspirational quote I liked, it was the starting point for my project. So today I’ve created for you a beautiful tag using Midnight Masquerade. You’ll want to read the tutorial below and learn how to recreate my Most Beautiful Thing We Can Experience Tag." ~Katelyn Grosart


Snapguide Tutorial: Check out How to Create a Beautiful Midnight Masquerade Tag by Katelyn Grosart on Snapguide.

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Pick a word that you love on the cut-a-part from the quote and cut out the same word to layer overtop using foam squares. In the photo above "beautiful" has been cut out and popped up.  

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From the 4x6 and 3x4 cards there are a lot of great images to fussy cut. The cards don’t always need to be used as the full card.


Graphic 45 Supplies:

Midnight Masquerade 12x12 Paper: Moonlight Mystery, Music Maker, Savor the Magic, Deliciously Decadent, Irresistible Intrigue


Other Supplies Used:

Ranger Ink: Black Soot Distress Ink and Blending Tool/Foam
Hug N’ Snug Seam Binding Ribbon: Purple
½” Circle Punch
Sookwang Tape
Foam squares
Paper Trimmer and Scissors


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Midnight Masquerade Box By Lena Astafeva

"I’ve made a box for my daughter. She is a little fashionista and likes to dress up. I’ve created my box out of bright collection Midnight Masquerade. And now this amazing box takes honorable place in my daughter’s room." ~Lena Astafeva

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Box-Midnight Masquerade-product by Graphic 45-by Lena Astafeva-14

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Box-Midnight Masquerade-product by Graphic 45-by Lena Astafeva-14

Graphic 45 Supplies:

Midnight Masquerade 8x8 Pad
Midnight Masquerade 12x12 Pad
Midnight Masquerade 12x12 Patterns & Solids Pad

Other Supplies:

Chipboards Scrapiniec
Embossing powder


(3%2F2%2F 1 claimed) PiT & HSH 12x12  Mixed Media  Metal - BIG GUY $85 Graphic 45

Leave a comment here on the blog, Facebook and/or Instagram to be entered to win this Place in Time & Home Sweet Home prize. Prize package includes: Place in Time - Deluxe Collector's Edition, Home Sweet Home 12x12 Paper Pad, Ivory Mixed Media Album, Shabby Chic Keyholes, and Doorplates and Knobs, an $85+ value.  

Thanks for joining us for another day of irresistible intrigue here on the blog. Thanks to Katelyn and Lena for providing the perfect party favors for this Midnight Masquerade feature. Please help us continue the party and reveal your own ideas in the comments below. 

Happy Papercrafting!  


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Absolutely beautiful! Such a simple and effective technique to accent a word. 😍

Awesome projects!

great presentation by the team, well done!

Great tag and great box !! The papers really look stunning and what you have both created shows them off so well. Thank you.

Astounding fussy cutting! Love Graphic 45.

This collection just makes me smile!

Such beautiful inspiration!! LOVE the purple:)

Today's tag and box are gorgeous! The designers always have such helpful tips (such as today's idea to layer quotes). I love Midnight Masquerades's beautiful colors!

Love the tag and the tutorial! The box in the shape of the diamond is awesome! ❤️ Graphic 45!

Beautiful project! Love the unique diamond shape of the box. And the tag is delightful.


Beautiful projects! I am really starting to enjoy tags because they can be quite elaborate but somehow seem less intimidating. You guys are amazing♡

Great projects. Love the colors in this collection.

Wonderful ways to use the Midnight Masquerade collection - the colors are so rich and dramatic!

G45 never fails to inspire! I appreciated seeing the tag come together. Lovely project!

Lovely work on
the boxes and
tags. Love the
Carla from Utah

Beautiful collection and awesome projects!

Another beautiful projects. Thanks for all your ideas.

Awesome fussy cut work by Katelyn. Midnight Masquerade has so many pretty elements in the prints to "play" with !
What a pretty box!

I would love to win this collection (or any of the ones I don't have, truthfully!). My sister is getting married soon, and Midnight Masquerades would be perfect for a scrapbook for her reception!

Absolutely my very favorite paper! Love all the inspirational and creative projects.

I love the brilliant yewel tones in this collection.The projects are gorgeous.I need a lot more practice with fussy cutting,Katelyn makes it look so easy.

I love this collection. Would love to win this package, it's fantastic. Got my fingers crossed.
Thanks G45 for the giveaway.
Regards from Barcelona


Such a beautiful collection. I would dearly love to win it. So impressed with the quality.

Both projects are stunning. I love Midnight Masquerade and hope to get a paper pad this Saturday at the Expo!! I'm getting excited!!

Never got a look all week long at the blog. Gorgeous projects! Very, very nice.

That tag needs to go into the fussy cutting Hall of Fame!!! I love this collection with it's vibrant colors and images. Thanks for sharing!!!

Really creative projects today. I always love the beautiful colors that make Graphic 45 so special!

Wonderful rich mysterious colours from this collection, it certainly loves up to its name midnight masquerade. Love the tag and box with hints and tips, thank you ladies.

Absolut stunning work again today. Love the tag, it´s sooo awesome, and the box is so cool and fun in this shape, and I´m sure anyone would love to get a gift like this, and the collections used for both are amazing.

Love the box. These papers are beautiful and unusual.

Really love your Midnight Masquerade collection. Swooning over the box and tag. xxx

The projects are amazing...I especially love the box, but tags are definitely my thing to make....so beautiful.

Love this box. I have a granddaughter who would love this! Thanks G45.

It's iNSD tomorrow! What G45 project shall I make? I love them all! Except the lss can't bring in every collection so I do need to win this prize pack!

Really pretty projects! Would love to give that tag a try!

wonderful projects

Realmente encantador los colores quedaron armonioso, muy agradables a la vista. felicitaciones!. me encanto.

That diamond-shaped box is wonderful. Using the Masquerade card is just perfect for the color palette. Good job, Lena.

Beautiful projects! I love that just changing the shape of the box to a diamond made it so unique. It looked like an optical illusion at first glance.

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