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Graphic 45 Precious Memories Mini Ablum

Friday, February 27th, 2015

There’s nothing better than to have a new baby collection be released.  I always seem to find a need for baby cards or mini albums, nature just brings these little bundles of joy at a steady rate.  Today I’m sharing my latest with you.  This mini construction is three pieces of medium weight chipboard front and back measuring 8″ x 6″ with a 2 1/2″ spine.  Inside there are eight pages which measure 7 1/2″ x  5 3/4″.  Today’s video will show you a walk through of each page, with ideas, hints and tips from me as we go through the pages.  I didn’t do a step by step video because it takes a lot of air time for me to be able to share the construction.  But, I do have a video series called Tutorial Triple Flip that will show basic construction, how to do the outside covers, the spine and hinges and how to adhere the pages to the hinges.  As I go through the video I’ll share ideas on how to add flip ups and outs to the basic construction.


I’ve used Graphic 45’s Precious Memories collection in all three paper pad sizes, 12×12″ – 8×8″ -6×6″.   I used a Little B die set to frame the focal point from the collection with a blue glitter heavy cardstock.  Since the store no longer carries Little B dies you could use any die set of your choice that has graduated sizes so that you’ll have a sizeable width to emphasize the frame.  I also cut a few glitter butterflies from the blue glitter to pop over the ones on the paper.  After I looked at it a bit I decided to go back and add a butterfly to each page to carry the theme throughout the mini.  I’ve finished the front off with some pearls, Glossy Accents and Stickles.


I tried to carry the color theme in each two page spread.  I also started out making this mini for a girl but as I progressed things changed and I opted to make it unisex so it would work for either a boy or girl.  I’ve done a lot of fussy cutting to form pockets or accents on each page.


To enhance my pages I pulled out a collection of dies like Spellbinders Card Creator A2 Scalloped Borders One shown above.  P1140864Using these dies (I used two nestled together on these pockets) just gives it such a finished look.  In the new collections of Graphic 45 they include templates on both the 12×12″ and 8×8″ on the inside front and back covers.  The file folders shown in the pockets are from one of the templates.  They hold a set of 3 photo mats but have ample room to include numerous loose photos as well.


Belly bands are just such a fun addition to any mini album page.  Here I took strips of peach and blue from the 6×6″ solids and patterns pad and added a piece of flat lace and a strip of blue tiny heart paper.  I fussy cut and matted the little girls dress and boys outfit along with one of the little sentiment blocks from the paper to finish dressing up the belly bands, tucking mats behind.


P1140850Here I’ve used JustRite Stampers Vintage Labels Eight to cut the frame (which is the negative space left by the mat) on the right hand side.  Inside I used the mat on the right and Spellbinders Nestabilities Divine Eloquence die on the left for the mat.  This is one of my all time favorites.  I’ll list all the dies I used for mats in the Supply List directly following this post.  If any of the dies aren’t available in the store anymore you can always substitute any of your favorites to create similar mats.




This mini is filled with lots of little fussy cut pieces.  Don’t let the idea of keeping a mat a mat or a sentiment a sentiment from the collections.  You can always cut them up, cut them out or put bits and pieces together to form a new piece, that’s the fun of creating your unique individual project.  I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Rusty Hinge throughout this book.  Using cream colored cardstock for the page backs or the mats tied them nicely with the collection by inking the edges with the Rusty Hinge.  I also used the Store’s new double side adhesive, Angel Craft Tape in both sizes.

I hope you’ll join me on the video, there are so many additional photos that space didn’t allow me to share with you here.  As I said above too I’ll share my tips and tricks and ideas of how to do a mini like mine with you.  Supplies are directly below and be sure and stop by my blog as well to say hi.

Thanks everyone and Happy Scrappin’!

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Supplies from the Store:

4501090: Graphic 45 Precious Memories 12×12″ Paper Pad
4501092: Graphic 45  Precious Memories 8×8″ Paper Pad
4501091: Graphic 45  Precious Memories 6×6″ Patterns and Solids Pad
JB-02087: JustRite Dies Vintage Labels Eight
S5-218: Spellbinders A2 Divine Eloquence Card Creator Die
S5-182: Spellbinders A2 Scalloped Borders One
ACT1412: Angel Craft Tape 1/2″
ACT1414: Angel Craft Tape 1/4″
TIM27157: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Rusty Hinge
658300: Sizzix Big Shot Starter Kit

Supplies from my Stash:  Spellbinders Rounded Squares and Superellipse dies; Little B Labels dies; EK Success Butterfly punches; Grahpix medium weight chipboard; cream cardstock; American Crafts Blue Glitter heavy cardstock; Glossy Accents; Bling; Roses and Pearl strip from SaCrafters; Jillibean Soup Polaroid Frames: EK Success Eyelet Border punch; Diamond Stickles




Other uses for Graphic 45 Tag Albums

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Happy Monday, today I did a double page scrapbook layout that demonstrates other uses for Graphic 45 tag albums. I wanted to find some other uses for these tags because I really like them, but I really don’t do many mini albums. We just got done celebrating Valentine’s day and my daughter-in-law took some adorable pictures of my granddaughter and son, so I decided to make a layout with those pictures. I really enjoy black and white photos so I printed all of the photos except for one of them in black and white, I wanted to do one photo in color so you could see the color of her Valentine’s day outfit.

I like to do double page layouts, but I always try to find ways to tie the two pages together. I used a sheet of Bo-Bunny red card stock for the first page. I used two different sizes of the labels, I used the large tag albums and the regular tag albums for my project.

I made a journaling pocket with the large tag, I scored the tag at 3 3/4 inches and then I embossed the tag. I used Angel Craft double sided tape to put the pocket together. The Angel Craft tape has a really strong bond and is perfect for making the pocket.

I cut a 5 3/4 x 7 3/4 Piece of Graphic 45 ABC Primer Collection Bedtime Stores, it is a dotted paper, I used a corner rounder to round the corners of the paper and of the 5 X 7 Photo, I also used a 4 x 6 on this page, printed in black and white. I used the corner rounder on this picture as well. Another fun thing that I did on this layout was using Washi tape on card stock and using the strips as borders or embellishments on the pages. I added lots of hearts that I die cut, one of the dies I used was from the Sizzix Alluring Heart set, which is available at Cut@Home. I also used some stickers and other embellishments including some chipboard stickers. I also added some stickles to one of the hearts so that it would match the card stock that I choose for the background of the second page. Here is a look at the first page:



For the second page I used three of the regular tags, I cut my pictures which I printed in black and white to 4 1/2 x 3 1/2, I also used the corner rounder on the photos before I mounted them on the tags, I used 1/4 inch corner rounder, it matched the corners of the tags perfectly! I used some of the Washi tape borders that I made on the top and bottom of the page, I also use a piece diagonally on the page. I adhered the tags on the page and decorated the page with stickers and hearts, using the chipboard stickers as well. I also used some pretty glitter hearts with bling in the middle on both of the pages to help tie everything together. Here is a look at the second page:


Finally, here is a look at both of the pages next to each other:


I really love how this page came together and I love that I was able to use the tags without having to use them to make a mini album!

Here is a list of the products that I used available on the Cut@Home website:

4501100 – Graphic 45 ABC Primer 2×12 Deluxe Collector’s Edition Paper Pad
4500982 – Graphic 45 Large Tag Albums Black
4500981 – Graphic 45 Regular Tag Albums Black
ACT1414 – Angel Crafts Angel Craft Tape 1/4″
658916 – Sizzix Alluring Hearts Die Set


I also used my Sizzix Big Shot to emboss the tag and to cut the hearts.

I used the following out of my stash:
BoBunny card stock, MME card stock, Washi Tape, WeRMemory Keepers small heart die from ICONS set, AC St. Valentine’s stickers, MME Chipboard stickers, Jolees Bling Red Hearts, Stickles X-Mas Red Stickles and WeRMemory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Corner Chompers.

I hope that you enjoyed my post this week, until next time, Thanks and Happy Scrappin!


Handmade Card “Dream the impossible” with Graphic 45

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Hi there!
Todays project is a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 handmade card. The card base is 110lb white smooth cardstock. I used the beautiful Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments 8×8, along with the 6×6 Home Sweet Home collection.

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For the background of my card I choose a solid-colored paper from the 6×6 Home sweet home, cutting that to 5 1/2″ square. On top of that, I choose a beautiful pattern from Sweet sentiments, cutting that to 5 1/4″, distressing the edges. I first used Tim Holtz Broken china distress ink, then using my scissors, I roughed up all the edges. I cut three separate slits into my paper, and rolling back the paper. When you spray the paper with a little water it makes the paper more flexible, easier to roll back. In the places I rolled the paper back, I added a little lace ribbon behind it. I then adhered my layers of cardstock with the Angel Craft Tape. I used that same lace to go across the front of my card, pleating it as I went. To the center of my lace I added flat-back pearls.

DSCF7002 DSCF7005 DSCF7004    I added a beautiful bird cage from KaiserCraft dies, which has been discontinued. To cut all my dies, I used the Sizzix Big Shot machine, along with the Sizzix Cutting Pads. Using the gorgeous Arianna Blooms dies from Heartfelt Creations, I made a couple of flowers to add to my card. I love that die set so much, you will see me using it in lots of projects. It also comes with matching Stamps. I love to make my own flowers, and if you have the right tools, it makes it so easy. I used the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit from Heartfelt Creations, to form my flowers. I then added a couple more flowers I had in my stash.


For the sentiment on the front of my card I used the Spellbinders Labels Forty dies. Choosing the smallest one, I first cut it from light-weight chipboard, then using a scrap piece from the collection. I added stamping to the front of that. I choose the beautiful stamp from JustRite Stampers. The saying says “Dream the impossible”. Using the same stamp set, and another larger Labels Forty dies, I again used light-weight chipboard, then patterned paper and added this to the inside of my card. This sentiment says “Imagine the possibilities”. Finishing it off with a two tiny pearls to either end, using my Silhouette Pick Me Up Pen. This helps to work with tiny hard to handle pieces of paper, pearls, rhinestones, etc.

DSCF7008 I sometimes get asked how I mail these dimensional cards. I will hand deliver them, put them in a bubble envelope, or if I’m giving a card with a gift card, I will make a box for it as part of the present.

If you’d like to watch a process video of the making of these, please click on the video below.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project.

Products used:
Angel CraftS
Tape 1/2″: SKU: ACT1412
Tape 1/4″: SKU: ACT1414
Sizzix Big Shot Machine: SKU: 657900
Cutting Pads Standard Mint: SKU: 660522
Tim Holtz Distress Ink:
Broken China: SKU: TIM21414
Vintage Photo: SKU: TIM19527
Graphic 45 papers:
Home Sweet Home 6×6: SKU: 4501075
Sweet Sentiments 8×8: SKU: 4500808
Spellbinders Labels Forty dies: SKU: S4-465
Heartfelt Creations:
Arianna Blooms die: SKU: HCD1-748
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit: SKU: HCST1-401
JustRite Whisper of Wings clear stamps: CR-02149
Silhouette Pick Me Up Pen: SKU: TOOL-04-IND-3T

Products from my stash:
flowers, cardstock, glue, lace, pearls, stamens, dies.

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Have a great day! Corene

Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Stand-up Calendar

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Today I have a fun and simple project featuring Graphic 45’s Time to Flourish paper collection.  The project is a stand-up calendar and can be used on a desk or table.  Here are some pictures —


front cover    back cover

You will begin with A-2 cards — 5.5 x 8.5″.  You’ll need to score and fold each of them.  I used the cut-apart pages and the floral pages from the Graphic 45 8×8 paper pad.  For each month, I cut a background layer from the “words” page (on the back of the floral page).. Then I selected several of the pieces from each month’s cut-apart pages to decorate that month’s calendar page.  Some of these you’ll be able to cut with a paper trimmer, and some will need to be cut  by hand (so you don’t waste any of the little elements).  You’ll decorate the inside of the first A-2 card with January and February, the second with March and April, etc.  Nothing goes on the front or back of the A-2 card at this time.  Here are some pictures

jan feb  nov dec

may june  july aug

sept oct  nov dec

You’ll also need to select a small calendar online that you can print out and put with each month.  There are many different styles available — some black and white and some color.  Be sure to select a calendar before adhering the cut-aparts — there are so many different sizes and shapes available.

The last thing to do is to make the front and back covers.  These will be separate, and will be attached to the calendar in the last step.  I cut two pieces of black cardstock 4″ x 5.25″ (layers nicely on an A-2 card), and two sheets of off-white cardstock 3.75″ x 5″ to layer on the black.  The “Time to Flourish” on the front and the two flowers on the back are from the Time to Flourish stamp sets.  As an alternative, you could simply cut other pieces from the floral or the cut–apart pages.  Here are the covers —

front cover   back cover

I also added a list of the 2015 holidays to the back calendar page for ready reference.

It is so easy to assemble this.  I started with the 4 middle pages (March/April through September/October), and I attached these on top of one another using Scor-Tape.  The edges should match on each card.  I then added the ribbon around the spine of the four pages.  The video explains much more clearly how I did this.  The last steps are to add January/February and November/December.  Then I tacked the ribbon on each cover, and attached the cover pages with Scor-Tape.  It is just that easy!  Please see the short video for additional information on assembly.

Supplies available from Cut @ Home

Sku: 4501054 - Graphic 45 Time to Flourish 8×8 paper pack (the one with floral pages and cut-aparts);

Sku: IC0323  – Graphic 45 Time to Flourish 1 stamp set

Sku: IC0324 – Graphic 45 Time to Flourish 2 stamp set

Scor-Pal Scor-tape

Supplies from my stash — ribbon, printable calendar (from the internet), off-white and black cardstock.

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’




Graphic 45 Time to Flourish

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Karen N here from Craftily Yours!  Happy Friday everyone!  I am SO excited today to be sharing with you a special project using the NEW Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Collection.  These papers, die cuts, chipboard are SO vibrant and fun.  The papers are themed by month and are perfect for creating fun calendars and for other year-round scrapping or cardmaking projects.  Seriously.  You HAVE to check this stuff out!

For my project, I used a of the Graphic 45 Mixed Mixed Box,the Graphic 45 Time to Flourish 8×8 paper pad, and the Graphic 45 Time to Flourish 6×6 Patterns and Solids and Solids along with dies, twine, gold paper, ribbon and lace to create a super fun keepsake box.


Inside the box are 6 “coaster-sized” cardstock pages.  With the month/calendar theme of the Time to Flourish, I decided to decorate each side with a different month of the year.  Then, I can write down important dates to remember and keep it all together with inspirational quotes and other fun keepsakes.

Before I go on, be sure to check out the video that shows all of the pages up close along with a sneaky-peeky of all of the FUN that is offered by Cut@Home with the Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Collection!


Here’s a side view of my box.


And here’s a quick view of the pages that are inside my box.



This is one of my ALL-TIME favorite projects.  It was so much fun to make, and I just love my new box.  I cannot wait to continue crafting with these gorgeous papers.  I have ideas of mini’s and calendars and cards and lay0uts swirling in my mind.  These new papers from Graphic 45 have such fun, inspiring patterns, colors, quotes, etc!  Did I say YOU should check them out?!  You should!  The full list of the stuff I used to make my box is below, and it’s a LONG list…..but the super fun part about a project like this is that you can embellish it with what you have in your stash.  You just NEED the pieces of the Graphic 45 Time to Flourish collection!

Supplies used from Cut@Home

Graphic 45 Mixed Mixed Box, SKU:  4500985

Graphic 45 Time to Flourish 8×8 paper pad, SKU: 4501054

Graphic 45 Time to Flourish 6×6 Patterns and Solids, SKU: 4501053

Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Flowers, SKU: 4501057

Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Decorative Chipboard, SKU: 4501059

Marianne Designs Creatables – Fancy Edge with Lattice, SKU: LR0202

Spellbinders Foilage die set, SKU: S4-328

Spellbinders Snowflake Bliss die set, SKU:  S4-433

Elizabeth Craft Designs Flower Set 1 die set, SKU:

Kaisercraft Arrows die set, SKU: DD501

Spellbinders Medallion One die, SKU:  S2-014


Supplies used from my stash

Gold paper

Spellbinders Wings of Hope die set

Memory Box Small Ringlets die

Die-Namics Leaf die set

Memory Box Ornament dies

Starfish charm

The Pearl Girl pearls

3 Girl JAM ribbon and lace

Timeless Twine

UmWow Studio Butterfly confetti

Liquid Pearls – Bisque

Various punches


I really hope that you enjoyed my project today!  I sure enjoyed making it!

Craftily yours,


Sizzix Step-Ups Cards

Friday, October 24th, 2014

It’s always fun to create and give cards that have different folds or flaps to them, something other than just a straight cut and fold.  Sizzix has created a whole line of dies called Framelits that allow you to create cards with these additional folds and today I’d like to share the Step-Ups Card.

Step Ups

I followed the Instruction sheet staying as close to the suggested design as possible.  If you’d like to follow along you can find the PDF here.  You can see from the photo that the card gives you 3 steps to put sentiments or embellishments on.  In this case I used the flowers cut from the Sizzix Framelits Die Set: Basic Step Ups.

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You can achieve this darling little tag and sentiment by using the complimentary Sizzix Framelits Die Set w/Stamps: Tags and the Sizzix Clear Stamps: Birthday.  All of these Framelit and Stamps sets were designed by the super talented Stephanie Barnard.

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Look at the difference you achieve by just changing up the paper and embellishments.  Here I’ve made the perfect birthday card using Graphic 45‘s Time to Celebrate papers. All of these cards fold flat for easy mailing and fit a standard A2 size envelope.  You can reverse the folds on the card base to have your steps on the left instead of the right (I’ll show you this in the video).  You can also use the inside as the pretty side if you want something a little different.

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Christmas is just around the corner and wouldn’t those on your Christmas card list love opening their envelope to find a card like this on the inside?  If you come join me on the video I’ll show you the whole process step – by – step and also give you a few more examples to inspire you to create your own Step-Ups cards.

Supplies from the Store

660023 – Sizzix Framelits Die Set: Card, Basic Step-Ups by Stephanie Barnard
659650 – Sizzix Framelits Die Set w/Stamps: Tags by Stephanie Barnard
659798 – Sizzix Clear Stamps: Birthday by Stephanie Barnard
4501015 – Graphic 45 Time to Celebrate 12×12 Paper Pad
657900 – Sizzix Big Shot Machine
656499 – Sizzix Magnetic Platform

Supplies from my stash included white and Kraft cardstock for card bases; scraps of decorative papers; pearls; stickles; brads; seam binding; glossy accents

Thanks everyone,


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