Monday, July 25, 2016

Graphic 45 Ladies Diary mini and cards

Happy Monday!

I have a new project to share with you today. As part of Graphic 45's monthly class series, I designed this beginner mini album and card set using the Ladies' Diary Deluxe Collector's Edition.

So this paper line is pretty special to me. I taught a class using this paper a few years ago at the Mad Scrapper in Issaquah, Washington. How I miss those days and the lovely women I met there! We had a lot of fun creating together on Thursday nights. 


In case you missed Graphic 45's blog over the weekend, they shared the free project sheets for both of these creations. Here's the link to download the project sheets: 

A little more info about the mini album for you. I made the mini album using a piece of chipboard since we try to keep supplies at a reasonable cost for you. What's wonderful about the deluxe collector's editions is that you get two each of 12 papers, a sticker sheet and a set of chipboard images. There were so many supplies left over, that not only was I able to make a card project, but you could easily make one or two more projects. 

I added a few pages with flaps so that you could squeeze in some extra photos. 

If you want, you can add one of the new metal door plates and knobs to the front cover. It kinda makes me feel like this is a top-secret journal. :)

And this brings us to the card project. I used scraps from the mini album project along with some of the papers from the set to make these cards. For ribbon, I used twine, but you're welcome to use ivory seam binding or something else! 

These cards fold up like little purses and are held together by the twine. Just un-do the twine to write your loved one a note.

For the cards, you can add some of the little stamped metal brads for a fun touch. What I did was just bend off the legs behind the brads before I adhered them with a strong liquid adhesive.

That's all for today, ladies and gents! Thank you so much for looking. Have a great crafty week! 

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Graphic 45 Children's Hour projects and announcement!


Wow, has it really been six months since my last blog post? Well, a lot has happened since then, even before that. I moved around a bit (no surprise there), had to put my crafty business on hold and was offered a neat position back on Graphic 45's design team as a Special Projects Designer. That's right! (I'm on the blog today with Robin Shakoor - go check it out!)

Along with some of my favorite ladies - Annette Green, Gloria Stengel and Robin - I help design projects for Graphic 45, specifically the monthly class series (which I get to do with Gloria). First, we design a monthly altered project, such as a mini album or shadow box. Then with the leftover papers (and a few additional supplies), we create a card project for you!

Here are a couple projects I made for the February 2016 classes, which are featured on the Graphic 45 blog today. The first project is an ivory altered book box that I decorated with Children's Hour. Inside, there's an ivory tag album, also decorated with this gorgeous line.

The fun part? You can add a metal embellishment from Graphic 45's Staples line, like this fun door knocker. It's one of my favorites. 

Want to make this project yourself? Click here for the free PDF tutorial

My second project for February is this card trio. I used the three ivory tags that came with the altered book box to make these. 

You can make these cards extra pretty by adding some shabby chic ornate metal keyholes

Here's the free project sheet, if you'd like to make these all-occasion greeting cards. 

Thank you so much for looking! Have a great weekend! 

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Graphic 45 Voyage By The Sea and updates!

Hi friends!

Long time, no write! Some of you know that I started up my Etsy shop and teaching again. Due to having to move into a temporary situation (how many moves has this been?!), my poor little shop and classes have been dormant - entertaining not a soul. I'm happy to say that Paperiah will soon have a new headquarters in Oregon - and that classes and online kits will resume!

While some of my crafting was put on hold, a new opportunity opened for me that I couldn't resist! I'm so proud to be designing for Graphic 45 again, but this time, my role is Special Projects Designer. I love Graphic 45 and have been a fan ever since I first started papercrafting in 2011. Even more special is the family behind those gorgeous papers we like to tear up! I'm so grateful for this experience and hope to bring you many projects this year that you'll enjoy and be inspired by.

Speaking of being inspired ... have you seen all the gorgeous sneak peeks on the G45 blog? Holy smokes, first we have a beautiful new travel line, Cityscapes (I call it the "masculine" response to Come Away With Me) the most amazing new Staples (have you SEEN those steampunk keys and Instagram albums?!) and now Voyage By The Sea - a mermaid and steampunk lover's delight! Visit Graphic 45's blog post today to enter your chance to win this new collection!

I used the white mixed media box, claw feet and door knocker to create this project for CHA! Boy am I lucky I still had some leftover Petaloo flowers from my design team term back in 2013! Lisa Hall, I dedicate this project to you.

Thank you for looking! If you'd like to win this new line, remember to leave a comment on today's blog post at Graphic 45 - or on their Facebook page!


Graphic 45 Mixed Media 5x5 Box - Ivory
Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath The Sea
Deep Blue Dreams
Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath The Sea Neptune's Adventure
Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath The Sea Mermaid Melody
Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath The Sea Voyage Beneath the Sea
Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath The Sea Steampunk Splash
Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath The Sea Wild Wild Waves
Graphic 45 Door Knockers
Graphic 45 Claw Feet
Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Keyholes
Petaloo flowers
Stickles & glitter
ZVA Crystals

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Gilded Lily Card Kit


Just wanted to share a new card kit that I added to my Etsy shop. I'm a little obsessed with Graphic 45's Gilded Lily collection! For those of you who love the look of fussy cutting - but either detest fussy cutting or you simply can't do it due to arthritis or other reasons - you'll be happy to know that I've done all the fussy cutting for you!

In other news, I've been visited by the moving fairy AGAIN. So that means my all occasion card class that was set for late July/early August has been pushed out to sometime in August. I'll update my blog as soon as I have class photos and a date scheduled!

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Graphic 45 Gilded Lily Configurations Book

Hi there!

I wanted to share a project I made. I'm calling it procrastination magnifique. Only because I had a goal of designing my next class this week, but got caught up in all the gorgeous Graphic 45 Gilded Lily scraps I had everywhere. What's a girl to do? Shoot, do something with it all!

When I visited Denise at el & em a few months ago, I picked up a Tim Holtz configurations box and some Graphic 45 Door Knockers. (Big thanks to my sweet friend Lisa for the gift certificate!) Both of these babies have been on my wish list so I was excited to finally get them! Well, I've been needing an escape from scrapbook and planner layouts, so I thought an altered project using my new configurations book would be perfect.

Graphic 45 Gilded Lily plus Tim's configurations books = a lovely shadow box fit for a queen!

Inside, I have a little fold-out mini album that can hold some wallet-sized photos.

Have you designed with Tim's configurations books yet? This was my first and I'm in love! I may have to order some of these for my online store. ;) Till then, have a great day!