Saturday, May 31, 2014

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Tag Album

When Graphic 45 first shared the Botanical Tea sneak peeks with the design team, we were all floored! The shabby chic colors, heartfelt sentiments and timeless tea and bird designs were too much for us. I think a bulk of our creations were made with this gorgeous paper!

Botanical Tea also has a special place in my heart because the first time I saw it in person, was the first time I met Graphic 45's owner and head designer, Diane Schultz. I felt so humbled to sit across from this creative great, and to hear her thoughts and inspiration behind this new line. If you're a fan of Graphic 45, I hope you can meet this incredibly kind and imaginative woman sometime. For someone so successful and creative, she is also amazingly modest and loves everyone around her.

I am so grateful to Diane, Charee and the rest of the Graphic 45 family for taking a chance on this newbie and making my papercrafting dream come true! (And to Charee and the gang at G45 headquarters here in Portland, you bet I won't be a stranger. ;)

With that said, here is a fun little album I made with Botanical Tea and the gorgeous new ivory tag album. I really wanted the idea of a botanical garden to come through in this mini, so I cut out four rectangles on the front and back covers, then popped up the tag onto paper to resemble a birdcage. I made this project in January, just after our big CHA push.

And here is the back.


Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Flora
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Fauna
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Spring Duet
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Field of Flowers
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Robin’s Egg
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Hello Friend
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Sweet Chamomile
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Just Because
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Love Notes
Graphic 45 Regular Tag Album – Ivory
Gina’s Designs Tea Time Chipboard
Spellbinders Dies – Ovals, Lacey Ovals, Decorative Labels Eight
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Baubles
Stickles – fruit punch, platinum
Jump rings

Thanks so much for stopping by! There are a few more design team projects to share, but I'll spare your inbox for a few days. :)


Miss Ann said...

So very beautiful and romantic! You did a fantastic job!

Leslie G said...

I just wanted to let you know I stop in from time to time. I miss your fabulous creations. I appreciate that you have left your blog up so I can still come back to the tutorials. I hope all is well with you.

Janna said...

This is a gorgeous album Maria, just beautiful!! :)