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Tuesday, March 20th, 2018
Three Cards – One Paper with Graphic 45



Hi dear crafty friends! Today I’m sharing a really cool project: Three Cards – One Paper with Graphic 45. This project is not only fun and easy to create it only takes 60 seconds!!     Three Cards – One Paper with Graphic 45 All you need for this project is one double sided 12×12 pattern cardstock. I used the Secret Garden paper collection by Graphic 45. I really love this collection even though it has light pastel colors and it is not typically me. However it is great for projects like this when you want to create soft and pretty cards.         All the directions on how to create these three cards from just one piece of 12×12 paper are in the video tutorial. Check it out!     Have you Joined the VIP Room? Where every month you’ll get new class grade video tutorials, be the first to hear about new products, get access to printables and …

Sunday, March 18th, 2018
Printers Trays and Configuration Boxes



Hi dear crafty friends! The last post on my new House Printers Tray class gave me an idea to share with you all Printers Trays and Configuration Boxes. When I started looking I found out I created quite a few versions over the years…     Printers Trays and Configuration Boxes Romantic Steampunk shadow Box Printers trays combine two things I love, the first is boxes. I love them, I collect them, I buy them even if I don’t need them. The second is working with little 3d items and embellishments. It’s so much fun filling the spaces with all of them.     Box of Treasures This is one of the first configuration boxes I created. I just started collecting metal embellishments, little trinkets and found items. I was really excited to show them in this box.     Toys Shadow Box Wall Hanging This printers tray was created from scratch. I used old jewelry boxes and my old …

Friday, March 16th, 2018
Scrapbooking Tips: Using Unusual Backgrounds



Hi dear crafty friends! Today on Scrapbooking Tips: Using Unusual Backgrounds. What is an unusual background? It’s any background other than a piece of paper! Yes! you can creates scrapbooking layouts on other materials which are not a 12×12 paper!     Scrapbooking Tips: Using Unusual Backgrounds Any material that is flat enough and sturdy enough to hold photos and embellishments can be a background for a layout. Using a different material than paper will make your pages a lot more interesting and unique. Here are a few ideas: Lace paper: I love lace papers. They are challenging to work on because they are full of holes but they are great for tying things and layering!     DIY lace paper: Create your own lace paper by attaching together cut out shapes. You’ll be able to create any type of pattern that you need for any layout!     Metal wire: It’s basically another type of lace paper because it’s not …

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018
House Printers Tray



Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to share with you my new House Printers Tray. I’m teaching how to create this project in a new class at the Touch of Art store. I’m really excited to teach this class for people who never created a printers tray before.   House Printers Tray Printers trays are one of my favorite things to create. Although they take time it’s so much fun to create. The thing I enjoy the most is plan and find little items to put inside the different parts of the tray as well as making my own embellishments. I’m always on the lookout for 3d items of any theme in the hopes of finding a place for them in a future printers tray I’ll create.       This project is about family so I also included some photos of my kids. You might not believe it but I only used a little paint, less than 4 …

Sunday, March 11th, 2018
Secret Garden Album in a Box



Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to share with you my Secret Garden Album in a Box made for the Graphic 45 design team. You know I love boxes. They seem to capture my imagination and I always try to come up with new ways of incorporating them in my projects. So I took a box and made it into a mini album…     Secret Garden Album in a Box At first glance it might seem like a regular box that I covered with papers and embellished. But this box is actually a mini album…        To create this mini album box I used the Graphic 45 kraft ATC box. I love its size and that it’s deep and can fit a lot inside. I cut the side of the box and attached a binding mechanism. This way the box is both a box and the cover for the mini album. Then I added the pages of …

Friday, March 9th, 2018
How to Create Your Own Chipboard with Sizzix



Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to share with you How to Create Your Own Chipboard with Sizzix. Chipboards are amazing and easy to use and they come in all shapes and sizes. But you can never have all of them so what happens when you need a certain shape but don’t have it? Create it yourself!     How to Create Your Own Chipboard with Sizzix Chipboard is basically layers of thinner paper glued to one another with special glue and pressure. You don’t need any special machines or glue to create your own custom designed chipboard. All you need is a Sizzix die of your favorite shape and some strong liquid glue. Die cut the shape at least seven times from cardstock.      Then start attaching the shape together in layers. Make sure to align the edges and glue each layer exactly on top of the previous one.     When it’s all dry you have …

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018
Jumbo Kenya Mini Album with Graphic 45



Hi dear crafty friends! I just went through my computer files and photos and realized I haven’t shared a lot of the DT projects I made for Graphic 45! So today I want to share with you the Jumbo Kenya Mini Album with Graphic 45 Safari Adventures paper collection.       Jumbo Kenya Mini Album with Graphic 45 If you read Things you didn’t know about me blog post you know I lived in Kenya for three years. So when I saw the Safari Adventure paper collection I was so happy and I knew immediately what I wanted to create. I created this interactive mini album with letter tags pages that spell the words Jambo Kenya, which means Hello Kenya.     This is such a fun mini album that is ready for all my photos. Or at least some of them… you collect a lot of photos in three years 🙂 I also made a little video showing …

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