Monday, May 13, 2013

Graphic45 Matchbox Cover Book

Hi everyone!

I love making books - all kinds and all shapes.  Here's one that I made from the cover of the G45 8X8 matchbook Box.  The sturdiness of the box cover makes for a super durable album cover.

The pages of the album are sewn into the spine. And I cut a hole in the spine so I could see the lovely different patterns of the papers.

If you'd like to have fun building this book.  Here's a tutorial that you might find helpful. :)


Graphic45 Supplies
3. Stamped Metal Brads (large)
4. Metal hinges

French Country Collection
2. Montage

Curtain Call Collection (papers)
1. Tour de France
2. applause
3. Pantomime

1.French Country
2. Olde Curiosity Shoppe

Other Supplies
1. kraft card stock - American Craft
2. String and lace - my own
3. black stripe ribbon - May Arts
4. Alphabet Stickers - PaperMarket

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

A Simple Book and Tutorial (Graphic45)

Minibooks and notebooks don't always have to be complicated. In fact, if you are planning to make them as gifts, its good to keep them clean and simple so you can make lots of them! :)  I always have people asking me how to make books that don't involve stitching and complicated binding but are still interesting.  So I thought I'd share this quick simple book with you that's made from the 8X8 paper stack.  It will work with any stack, but I chose French Country for this one:

Here's a tutorial so that you can make lots and lots of these sweet simple notebooks to give away!  Enjoy! Spread the scrappy love!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

GRAPHIC45 Design Team Finalists & Tutorial

Hi everyone!

Its an exciting day on the Graphic45 blog today!  The list of Design Team finalists is out!

And my Stack Book and Tutorial are featured too:

Here's the tutorial:
Hope you enjoy your visit!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Secret Garden Canvas

More Secret Garden!!! hahaha....everyone is really in love with this new collection!! And I'm sure you can see why!  But I wanted to try to use it in a different way and see how it worked out in a mixed media project...what do you think?

Secret Garden works great with EVERYTHING! haha!