Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Graphic 45 
Safari Adventure
Mixed Media Box with 
Tag Album
'A walk down Memory lane'

Hello dear G45ers! 
Sharing a Mixed Media Box with a Tag Album 
featuring the beautiful Safari Adventure Collection.

I have created this project using the
 lovely Graphic 45 Mixed Media Box with 
magnetic closure. I just adore these boxes 
they are so versatile and super fun to create with!
 I also used the cute name (Inspire, Create, Imagine) 
Kraft and Ivory Tags.

Herewith the Supplies and Instructions you 
may use to recreate such a project:

G45 Supplies used:
Safari Adventure 12x12 Paper Pad Patterns & Solids
Safari Adventure Journaling and Ephemera Cards
Safari Adventure Cardstock Die-cuts
Safari Adventure Chipboard
Inspire, Create, Imagine Kraft Tags
Inspire, Create, Imagine Ivory Tags
Ivory Mixed Media Box
Clearsnap Decades Dye Pad Photogenic
Other Supplies:
Various Dies
Metal Embellishments and Metal Chain
Swivel Clasp
Resin Elephant
Crafting Porcupine Quills
Chipboard Circles, Arrows and Leaves
Rust Pastes
Embossing Powders
Sparks Paint (Unicorn)
Flat back Pearls
Adhesive Foam Squares
Soft Gloss Gel

Mat the mixed media box both the outside 
and inside with the pattern sheets. You can 
use your own discretion when measuring, 
I normally leave a small border so that 
I can still see a bit of the box. Make sure 
not to cover the window of the box.

Mat the tags with another set of
 kraft/ivory tags back to front, thus
 seeing either the kraft or ivory 
colour behind the words
Tip: This is optional, the word will be 
covered mostly, I used these tags 
specifically so that the die-cut words would
create extra texture behind the embellishments.

Mat the the ephemera cards onto some
 extra kraft/ivory papers and add little 
tabs to the top from the pattern sheets. 
Tip: Cut small strips from the pattern paper 
for the tab, fold in half and  glue these 
behind the cards.

Cut a few die-cut leaves for decoration from
 the pattern sheets, kraft and ivory papers.

Colour the chipboard circles and 
arrows with some rust pastes.

Paint some of the chipboard leaves 
with sparks paint and ink the edges 
with the decades photogenic ink pad.

Emboss some of the other chipboard
 leaves and circle with a vintage pearl 
colour and the title in green.

Adhere the metal keyhole to the metal
door plate and then adhere the door
knob to the keyhole. Add two small brass 
brads to the open holes on the keyhole.
 Adhere this to the flap side of the box.
Tip: Adhere the metal embellishments with 
a soft gloss gel ensuring they stay in place. 

Add some of the die-cut leaves, 
chipboard leaves and flowers on the
 other side of the box. Place the resin
 elephant on top of the leave 
embellishment cluster.

Add some of the accompanying 
chipboard embellishments to the 
box. Add the chippie title to the 
bottom of the box.

Add the matted ephemera cards to the
 tags and decorate the 'word' side
 with some of the die-cut leaves, chipboard,
 feathers, porcupine quills and wool.

Add eyelets and string to some of the 
chipboard embellishments and adhere 
with some adhesive foam squares for
 extra dimension. Add a button to the leaves embellishment cluster.

Add  a swivel clasp to the first 
tag, add some extra metal 
embellishments to the chain.

Some more photos...

Thanks for stopping by! 

 Happy Papercrafting! 

Monday, 29 April 2019

Prima Marketing Inc 
Card 'Love Always' 

Such a fun theme on the blog today, can you 
guess which beautiful Prima collection I
 used? I created an A5 size card featuring 
one of my favourite lines accompanied 
with its stunning flowers and embellishments.
 I added Finnabair's unicorn paste with some
stencils to my background and then added
 some glitter on the flowers. I adorned my
 card with some string, wire, sequins, 
chipboard sentiment and pretty 
fussy-cut butterflies.

Thanks for stopping by! 

Happy Papercrafting!

Saturday, 27 April 2019

Craft Room Tour

Hello dear G45ers! 
I am super excited to share a tour of my craft 
room with you this month. My space is not
 very big but it is more than enough for me 
and I love it, it is my little piece of crafty heaven.
Hope you will enjoy this tour as much as I enjoy 
creating in this space.

I have prepared a little video tour
 too you can watch it here.

I have to give thanks to my amazing husband for
 renovating my room. I chose a soft colour
 pink for the walls, so pretty and feminine and
 then of course white furniture because
I love the pristine look and these two colours 
are so beautiful together.

I have most of my canvasses up on the wall 
and some other projects displayed on the desk
 below. Some projects are stored away in a cupboard. 
Tip : You can always rotate your canvasses or
 projects I have limited space and this is a fun way to  
see your work, a different view occasionally

I also have some more projects
displayed on top of my cupboard
as well as some items I use now
and again to stage my project photos.

These drawers have a lot of supplies, 
such as my Graphic 45 stash, extra 
products, embossing powders,
embellishments, flowers 
and some stamps etc.

On top of this cupboard with drawers 
I have mixed media supplies 
displayed in glass jars.
Tip : I love using glass jars because
 not only do they look pretty but I 
can also see what is inside. 

I generally like using household/decor 
items to store my supplies in like this
 lovely steel cupcake stand. 

Initially I planned to alter this bird
 cage but then I decided to use it as
 storage for my little crochet flowers
 instead and I love the shabby chic look.
 I don't actually use them haha 
they are just for show/decoration. 

Another decor item for
 storing more supplies.

I have most of my Graphic 45
 Staples stored all in one 

Some more embellishments.

Embossing powders, glitter glue,
 ink dauber storage and any extra 
products in another drawer.

These are items I use most of the
 time and are stored together.
Chipboard, adhesives, decorative 
tape, flat back pearls/rhinestones
 and some embellishments.

I have two drawers for all my flowers. 
They get stored by collection.

In this cupboard I keep some of my 
paper pads, all my cutting dies including 
my Graphic 45 dies, stencils, stamps, 
punches, moulds, embellishments,
 scoring board, paper trimmer and 
some tools.

I use these pink baskets for storage.
Some hold my stamps and punches
as can be seen in pictures below.

All my bigz cutting dies get 
stored in this box.

Wooden containers for storing 
my cutting dies and moulds. 

I love these storage containers. Easy
 accessible and perfect
for all those small embellishments.  

My desk view, I guess you can say 
this is where all the magic happens.

Here I have all the supplies I use 
on a regular basis at hand. 

I also have some more projects
 displayed on the shelves and the wall.

I store my pens, scissors, paint
 brushes, glue, adhesive tapes etc
 in fun coffee mugs and trinket holders. 

My little ink pad tower. Square boxes 
perfect for storing all your ink pads.

I have labeled all my Graphic 45 
decades ink pads with the colour
 and the name.
Tip: Easy to see the colours because
 they are stacked on top of one another.

This paper rack is quite handy and 
this is where I store most of my Graphic 
45 paper pads. I also use it to 
display some finished layouts.

Some of my Graphic 45 collections 
I store in 12x12 plastic sleeves on the
 racks and others in these drawers.
Tip: I store all items from a collection 
(such as paper pads, chipboard, stickers, 
ephemera, tags & pockets) together. 

Thanks for stopping by! 

 Happy Papercrafting!