I’m excited to be here with you today! Today is my first design team project for CutAtHome! I chose to use Graphic 45‘s Book box, and add a mini album inside. I also used the gorgeous paper from Graphic 45 Botanical Tea. I used both the 8×8, and the 6×6 paper pads. To go along with the paper, I used the Chipboard 1, along with the Tea tags & pockets. Having the full collection makes it so easy to embellish your project, and it all matches perfect! The Graphic 45 book box is very easy to alter. I first painted the edges with White Gesso. Then I painted it with Folk art Metallic Ice blue…it matched perfect with the collection. I adhered the paper’s on with Mod podge, in the matte finish. Then to add all my embellishments on the front, I used my hot glue gun.
I used several flowers on the front, some of them I hand-made, with the help of my Silhouette Cameo and a couple of Tim Holtz items. I used a beautiful flourish die by Lori Whitlock & Sizzix. The adorable little box on the front is a Magnolia die called “Pixie box”, which I added a small piece of doily inside. For the inside album, I used a clear acrylic album that I had in my stash. I dyed some Hug snug seam binding, to match the paper collection, and used it as a tie on the album, that way when the box is displayed standing up, the album will not fall out. BTW… all the graphic 45 paper is 10% Off here at CutAtHome.com and you can go here as well to see new projects and ideas: http://g45papers.com/
I kept the inside of the album very simple. After adding my photos, I may go back & add a few things. I also made a charm to go on the binding ring of the mini, and added a little more of that hand-dyed seam binding.
I hope you enjoy this album, I do have a start to finish on how I made this, if you are interested in seeing the process, here is the video:
Botanical Tea 8×8 paper:
Botanical Tea 6×6 paper:
Botanical Tea Chipboard 1:
Botanical Tea tags & pockets:
Tim Holtz: Distress ink:
Sizzix: Flourish Beautiful:
Magnolia Pixie box die:
Items from my stash:
Tim Holtz Distress ink: Fired brick, Mod podge, Gesso, Folk art paint: Metallic Ice Blue, Hug snug, and flowers.
I really hope you’ve enjoyed my project, it was a lot of fun to make. If you have not tried working with the G45 Botanical tea paper collection, I highly recommend it!
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