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Graphic 45 Mixed Media Box, using Tim Holtz Wallflower

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Hello! I’m so excited to share my project with you today! I am using a Graphic 45 Mixed Media Box in Ivory. These also come in black, and kraft. This box is 5×5, and has a window in the front. It has a magnetic closure on the side. I’ve already decided I need lots more of these boxes in my stash…there are so many things that can be done with this box!! A mini album would look great in this, an accordion album, or simply a trinket box.

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I used a black acrylic paint, and gave it two coats. I love how easily these take paint, no priming necessary.

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The paper I choose is Tim Holtz Idea-ology Wallflower.  I love this paper!! In this 12×12 paper stack, it includes 4×3, 3×3, 6×6 & 12×12. I was able to use the 6×6 patterns, which looked great on this box. I simply traced the inside window, and cut it 1/8″ larger, to frame the window. I inked all the edges, using Tim Holtz Distress ink in Black Soot. I’ve also added a G45 Shabby Chic Door Pull.

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I wanted this to be a shadow box, therefore I kept the window open. It would be a great place to add transparency, or lace.

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I added lots of pretty flowers from my stash, and a beautiful saying that I printed out. The recipient can add a 2×2 photo, next to the quote, if they’d like.

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This really makes a great decorative element to a shelf, or a coffee table. This would also make a great box to hold an album, or a great wedding gift, with the couples picture in it.

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Hope this inspires you to give one of these boxes a try! Thanks for stopping by! If you’d like to see a video showing how I put this together, please see below:

Products used:

Graphic 45 Mixed Media box Ivory: SKU:4500985
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic door pull: SKU:4500842
Tim Holtz Idea-ology 12×12 paper: Wallflower: SKU:TH93110
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Black Soot: SKU:TIM19541
Tim Holtz Ink Blending tool: SKU:IBT40965

Products used from my stash: Black acrylic paint, flowers, rhinestone buckle, pearls, heart locket, leafs, wood title, wood clock hands.

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Graphic 45 Matchbook box and accordion mini album

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Happy Wednesday! Today I’m sharing my Design team project for Cut At Home. I used a Graphic 45 Matchbook box (small). It is 3×5 & 1 1/2 tall. Cut At Home also sell’s these in 8×8 & 12×12. This is such a quick & fun project.

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I first gave it a coat of Antique white paint. These boxes take paint, or spray very well. I added my paper with Mod Podge.


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To add an accordion album to the inside, I took a 6×6 pad of paper by Prima…the Printery collection. I cut them to 4 3/4 x 4 3/4, scored them at 2 3/8 & glued them together. This little album will hold 2×2 or 2×3 photos. I used Tim Holtz Black soot Distress Ink to all the edges.


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I then added seam binding to hold the album together, and it fits perfectly inside this box. Added some flowers, pearls, and trim from my stash. This little box can be used to hold embellishments, or lace, or whatever you’d like!
This was a super easy, and fun project to make! Cut At Home has lots of beautiful papers to choose from that would also look great on this Matchbook.
Here is a process video where I share how this came together.

Products used:

Graphic 45 Matchbook Box: SKU:4500542
Tim Holtz Distress Ink. Black Soot: SKU:TIM19541

Items from my stash: Mod Podge, trim, flowers, pearls, key charm, paint, seam binding.

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Graphic 45 and Lawn Fawn Gift Card Holder

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Karen N here sharing with you a Happy Haunting Halloween gift card holder!  My “kids” are all too old for trick-or-treat, so I usually gift them an iTunes gift card in a fun gift-card holder.  This one uses Graphic 45 {An Eerie Tale} paper and Lawn Fawn {Happy Haunting} stamp set along with the new Spellbinders Nestabilities – Labels 39 dies.

Here’s the gift card holder.  On the left is the cover and on the right is the inside.



I cut a white card stock card base using the largest size of the Labels 39.  I folded it and brought the fold slightly inside the die (to make sure the fold wasn’t cut).  Then, I cut four patterns from Graphic 45 Eerie Tale, lined them up and scissor cut the edge.  For the inside patterns, I then cut just a smidge more off so that the card would fold nicely.

The cover image is from the Lawn Fawn {Happy Haunting} stamp set colored with Tim Holtz distress watercolor markers.  I inked the edges with distress ink in Black Soot and Weathered Wood.  Then, I stamped and fussy cut the ghosts to finish off the scene.  Inside, I cut a smaller size label for the sentiment.  On the left side of the inside, I’ll glue dot my gift cards in.  The final touch was to add some ribbon (to cover the edges inside) and tie a bow!

Here’s a video that explains the process.


Thank you for visiting today.  Hope everyone has a hauntingly happy Halloween!

Craftily yours,


Graphic 45 8×8 Easel album using G45 Botanical Tea collection

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Today I’m sharing an 8×8 easel album from Graphic 45 that makes a great keepsake! I used the stunning Botanical tea paper in both the 8×8, and 6×6. I also used the Chipboard1, Flowers, Tags & Pockets…all by Graphic 45. Having the entire collection makes embellishing this album so easy. This paper is one of my all time favorites from G45.

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I also used a Shabby Chic Door pull from G45, which I added a little Tim Holtz Distress paint in Picket fence over it. Each page has been embellished with trims, pearls, chipboard pieces, even the flowers from the collection. This is a great album to use border punches, to give the pages a unique look. One of the pages, I cut into a banner edge, and added pearl trim to the edge. I’ve added several pockets, to add flip books, tags & mats, which will hold more photos. One of the many things I like about this album, is you can keep it flat while working on it, then open up the bottom flap to stand up, when done.

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I used the intricate Spellbinder die: Fleur de Elegance, to add a pocket to the page.



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One of the great things about G45’s paper’s is they always have tags, and border strips that you can cut out.




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As you can see, having the chipboard pieces that go with the collection makes a perfect match!




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I love that this album is really a show piece, it can sit on a shelf, or a coffee table & makes a great memory keeper, that will hold lots of photos.
If you’d like to see the process of how I put this album together, please check out my video, where I show this album in it’s entirety. Thanks for stopping by.

Products Used:

Shabby Chic Door Pull: SKU:4500842
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo: SKU:TIM19527
G45 Botanical Tea 8×8: SKU:4500888
G45 Botanical Tea 6×6: SKU:4500887
G45 Botanical Tea Tags & Pockets: SKU:4500892
G45 Botanical Tea Flowers: SKU:4500891
G45 Botanical Tea Chipboard 1: SKU:4500895
Spellbinders die: Fleur De Elegance: SKU:S4-475

Items from my stash: Lace, trim, pearls, Hug snug seam binding, handmade flowers, WOC flower, small frame.

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Panel Canvas Technique

Friday, September 5th, 2014

Karen N here today sharing with you a fun technique that you can use to create a home decor piece called canvas panel with Tim Holtz Idea-ology Wallflower Paper.  I took a class from Tim Holtz a couple years ago and have adapted what I learned into a simple way to create something cool to hang on the wall.  You can see other home decor ideas on our pinterest cardmaking page as well. Here’s the finished piece.



I started with a 6″ x 6″ canvas that I got from my mom.  I took the back off of a 6×6 paper pad and cut it to 5″x5″, then I cut it in half.  For the vertical panels, I cut a 1.5″ piece and then cut 1/4″ off and used the rest of the panel on the left side.  On the right side, I cut 2″ and then cut off 1/4″, cut 1″ and cut off 1/4″ and then used the rest for the bottom panel.

Once the panels are all cut, then comes the FUN part.  Decorating them. I used the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Wallflower paper to cover them in varying patterns and added the following embellishments: See more Tim Holtz videos.

1. Upper left:  Sentiment (from Unity Stamp Company) and butterfly chip from UmWow Studio.

2. Lower left:  ribbon and lace from 3 Girl JAM and Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Key (attached with a Tim Holtz jump ring).

3.  Upper right:  Flower cut from Elizabeth Craft Design die – Flower Set 1 and Spellbinders Shapeabilities Foliage leaves.

4.  Middle right:  Tim Holtz word band and Timeless Twine in Neutral

5.  Lower Right:  butterfly fussy cut from Wallflower paper.

You can embellish each panel however you want though.  Lots of fun to do….and it becomes something you’ll be proud to give as a special gift or to hang in your home!

To see a video with how I put together this canvas, please check this out or watch on youtube directly.

Craftily yours,




Changing it Up With Card Fronts

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

First off, I forgot to mention in the video these dies are ‘Pre-Order’ which means they haven’t hit the store yet, but if you like them order them now and they’ll be shipped as soon as they hit the shelf.  OK on with the show folks!  Spellbinders, bless their hearts, have done it again.  They are just so darn creative.  They have some new dies in their Shapeabilities Collection called Card Fronts.  I’m going to introduce you to two of them today.  They are super!  The 3 F kind – – – Fast, Fun and Fantastic! SEE VIDEO!

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I made one using each of the dies I have the Spellbinders Contemporary Strip and the Leaves A Fallin’ Card Front Dies.  I used Graphic 45’s Time to Celebrate  and  Heartfelt Creations Sun Kissed paper collections along with some solid cardstock for my card bases.  Both cards are standard A2 size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

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These dies cut a decorative panel (which you can emboss for more detail) that fit directly on your A2 card front.  Or, if you don’t use the outer die to cut it out you can use a paper trimmer to trim to a custom size.  That’s what I’ve done on the Get Well Card because I was using a scrap of paper that didn’t quite fit the width of the die.  So I just used the inner panel for the decorative elements, embossed it and then cut it with my paper trimmer leaving the top edge wider than what you’d get if you used the die mat frame included.  I also snipped off the lower portion below the last row of circles.  So don’t be stuck in the ‘do it as it shows it’ puddle, change it up to fit what you have or the look you’d like to achieve.

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Using the Spellbinders Die D-Lites Sentiments 4 I added the script ‘thinking of you’ and ‘get well’ to each card.  These are fantastic word sentiment dies that cut easily and pop out with no problem at all.  You can always add some glitter and/or Glossy Accents to give the words more zip and pizzazz.  The last die I used was the  die-namites ‘Lovely Grass for the inside.  This is a darling die and I cut it down quite a bit to fit the card base.  I haven’t tried it yet but they say among other things you can cut even thin chipboard and cork sheets.  So I hope you’ll check out the card fronts and watch the video too, I’ll walk you through the dies and the construction of the cards to inspire you to change up your card fronts with the new Spellbinders Shapeabilities Card Front Dies.

Go ahead and check out my video as well if that helps!

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!


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Supplies from the store:

S4- 454: Spellbinders Shapeabilities Card Front Die – Contemporary Strip
S4- 461: Spellbinders Shapeabilities Card Front Die – Leaves A Fallin’
S2- 140: Spellbinders Die D-Lites Sentiments 4
DN-1024: die-namites Lovely Grass Die
4501006: Graphic 45 Time to Celebrate 12×12 Paper Collection
HCDP1 233: Heartfelt Creations Sun Kissed Paper Collection
657900: Sizzix Big Shot Machine
656499: Sizzix Magnetic Platform for Wafer Thin Dies
T-001: Spellbinders Tool ‘n One

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