Saturday, 7 April 2018

Graphic 45 2018
Brand Ambassador Audition

Hello! My name is Tanya Cloete aka Tanya Scrapbooking.
What an awesome opportunity to be able to submit my 
application to stand a chance at being on this fabulous Design Team! 
Becoming part of the Graphic 45 Family would be a dream 
come true and a great honour!

I enjoy creating all types of projects from simple to 
mixed media layouts from cards and mini albums to canvasses but 
my most favorite is creating off the page projects especially with Graphic 45 papers!

My FIRST Project is an Off the Page...A Fairy House using the 
stunning Fairie Dust CollectionI really enjoyed making this piece and seeing 
how it all came together with the 
fussy cutting of elements and adding of die cuts and flowers.

I made this project with the help 
of my Silhouette. 
 Bird House by Samantha Walker - Design ID #8209

Supply List:
Silhouette Cameo 
Graphic 45 Sheet Moonlit Blooms #4501633
Graphic 45 Sheet Pixie Prance #4501634
Graphic 45 Sheet Dreamland #4501635
Graphic 45 Sheet Daisy Chain #4501637
Graphic 45 Sheet Magic Wishes #4501639
Cream Cardstock 
Celebr8 Chippies Hearts and Title
Bo Bunny Die Flutter 
Butterfly Die
Birds Die
Creative Expression Die Curled Vines
Creative Expression Die Wispy Fronds 
Memory Box Die LaRue Heart
Martha Stewart Lace Heart Punch 
Prima Marketing Sand Chalkboard Paint
Finnabair Black Gesso 
Finnabair Opal Magic Paint Rose-Gold
Finnabair Opal Magic Paint Yellow-Blue
Finnabair Opal Magic Paint Blue-Gold
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Embossing Powder Bonjour Butter
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Embossing Powder 
C'est la vie Cerise 
Resin Embellishments (Window Frame and Shutters)
Grass String 

Silhouette :
1. Cut a Bird House (will be used as a fairy house) 
using the sheets from the Fairie Dust 
Collection. Add window frames and a door to the house.
 Assemble accordingly. 
2. Cut a flap for the door and 
adhere to inside so door can 
easily open and close. 
3. Cut two strips from the collection 
for the roofs front section and 
add some decoration
using the lace heart punch. 
4.Cut a few butterflies, leaves 
and birds from the collection and
 cream cardstock using dies. 
5. Fussy cut some fairies and
 mushroom from sheet #4501635/9. 
6. Paint the Candleholder with 
sand chalkboard paint. 
7. Paint the polystyrene eggs with 
sand chalkboard paint and coat
 with Finn's Opal Magic 
Blue-Gold and Yellow-Blue paint. 
8. Paint the resin embellishments with 
Finn's Black Gesso and coat with 
Opal Magic Paint Rose-Gold and Blue-Gold paint. 
9. Emboss the chippies with
 Lindy’s embossing powder. 
10. Decorate the Fairy House with flowers
string and grass string. 
11. Arrange the rest of the 
elements as per the 
picture or as you wish. 
12. All done!

My SECOND Project is another Off the Page...a set of 2 Mini Printers
Trays created with the stunning Portrait of a Lady Collection.

I used the Prima Embellishment boxes and removed the 
inner wooden piece to give some extra space. 
I can never seem to find such small printers 
trays and this came in quite handy...What a lovely way to up cycle! 
(Pardon the photo being a bit blurry)

I then painted the trays with chalk paint each with a 
different colour (Andrew and Cornelias Green) and
 then dry brushed both with Albert Umber. Don't worry about painting 
(except cover a little on the sides) 
the inside as that will be covered with the pattern paper.

Each tray measures 7cm by 30cm and so 
I proceeded to cut the sheets the same size.

The 2 side frames inside measure 7cm each and the middle frame
measures 15cm. I trimmed each piece to 6.5cm (side frames) 
and the middle frame to 14.5cm to fit leaving a small border.

After adhering the sheets into the frames
I added the metal handles to each.

I then fussy cut some elements from the 
sheets in the Collection.

I then inked the edges with distress ink and matted the 
picture frames onto pink and brown cardstock.

I embossed the wooden words (With Love) and the 
heart shapes with Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing 
Powders and removed the heart shapes from their frames.

I then cut some leaves using one of the 
sheets from the collection and 
the Creative Expression Olive Branch Die.

I added adhesive foam to the fussy 
cut elements to give it some 
dimension when adhered to the frames of the tray.

I arranged all the flowers, metal embellishments, string and pearls as to 
my liking and adhered using my glue gun.

Supplies used:
Portrait of a Lady Blanche #4501497
Portrait of a Lady Elizabeth #4501500
Portrait of a Lady Grace #4501501
Portrait of a Lady Isabella #4501502
Portrait of a Lady Josephine #4501503
Creative Expressions Die Finishing Touches Olive Branch
Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing Powder Cafe au Lait
Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing Powder Orbit Olive Gold
Chalk Paint Andrew/Cornelias Green/Albert Umber
Distress Ink Ground Espresso
Pink Cardstock
Brown Cardstock
Wooden & Chipboard Embellishments 
Metal Embellishments/Flowers/Pearls/String
Adhesive Foam Squares

Some more photos and close-ups...

Herewith a flip through video of some of my favorite 
Graphic 45 projects created with some of my favorite collections!

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Papercrafting! 


  1. Hello Tanya! Loving these trays, thanks for sharing these step by step pics and instructions. Thank you for participating in the G45 Brand Ambassador call. Happy Papercrafting!

  2. Beautiful projects and congrats on being chosen as a G45 design team member!

  3. Love your projects and congratulations on being picked by Graphic 45 to be a Brand Ambassador! You will love being on the team as I have the past 2 years! ~ Sandy

    1. Thanks so much Sandy appreciate it!!! Super excited!!