Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Maste washi taped altereds

An altered photo frame and lotion bottle using Maste washi tape. Available at PaperMarket now. :)

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Typography Mini Album Tutorial

Here’s a mini album I created using envelopes and Graphic 45’s new Typography collection. The mini album has lots of pockets for you to insert journaling, notes or little mementos from a vacation.

Want to know how to create the mini album? Read on for the tutorial. :)

List of Supplies:

Graphic 45 Typography Patterned Papers – Typography, Inspire, Celebrate, Create, Inscribe, Dream, Journey, Imagine.
Graphic 45 Typography 8x8 paper pad
Scor Pal
Scor Tape

Tutorial Instructions:

1.     You’ll need 6 long envelopes for this mini album. My envelopes measure 9.25” by 5”.

2. Slice the closed end of your envelope off so it measures 9” in length.

3. Score half your envelopes at the 3” mark, and the other half at the 6” mark.

4.  Fold the envelopes at the score lines and line them up alternately to give a semblance of the mini album pages. My mini album pages measure 6” by 5”, folded.

5. Place Scor Tape across the inner edges of the pages, where the binding will be. 

6.  Cover the envelopes with Typography patterned papers. As you can see in the photo, I extended the length of the flap on my envelopes.

7.  Adhere the envelopes together to form the inside pages of the mini album. The mini album will have alternating large and small pockets.

8.  Cut two chipboards measuring 6.25” by 5” for the front and back covers and adhere them to the inside pages.

9.  Cover the front and back chipboard covers with patterned paper. 

10. Cover the spine with burlap. Patterned paper will do just fine too.

 11. Decorate the cover and you're done. :)

Friday, October 18, 2013

Graphic 45's new Couture collection

Check out Graphic 45's new Couture collection. It's really gorgeous. And there'll be another new collection launched next week. That one's SO pretty! Go to the blog and check out all the sneaks now.

1. couture frt 150 dpi

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Manila Tag Mini Album Tutorial

Here’s a quick mini album tutorial I created for Graphic 45. You can make it using some manila tags, Graphic 45 Bohemian Bazaar patterned papers, chipboards, tags and ribbon. I’ll be showing you how to bind the mini album using Japanese stab stitching, which is a simple yet pretty binding.

Graphic 45 Bohemian Bazaar Mystical Masterpiece
Graphic 45 Bohemian Bazaar Tags and Pockets
Graphic 45 Bohemian Bazaar Chipboards
Graphic 45 Bohemian Bazaar Stickers
Manila Tags – 2 for the cover, 6 for the inside pages
Sewing Needle


1. Select two manila tags as your front and back covers and attach patterned papers to both sides of each. Create a hole template for your mini album spine.  To do this, cut a one inch strip and punch three holes down the centre.

--> 2. Score one inch from the left on the front cover and all the pages of the mini album.

3. Using your template, punch holes through both covers and all the inside pages.

4. Thread your ribbon through a sewing needle. To begin, take your needle down hole 2, leaving a 3” tail. Then bring your needle up through hole 1.

5.  Take your needle around the spine of hole 1, then thread back up hole 1 again.

6. Wind your ribbon round the top of the mini album then back up through hole 1 again. Next, bring your needle down hole 2 and up through hole 3. Now repeat at hole 3 what you did at hole 1. That is, wind the ribbon round the spine of the hole 3, up through hole 3, down the bottom of the mini album, then up through hole 3 again.

7. Bring your ribbon up to hole 2, tie a knot and a pretty bow and you’re done binding your tag mini album. Now decorate to your heart’s delight.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Altered Envelope Tutorial

Who says only cards should be pretty? Let's not forget the envelopes they come in. Here, I've turned a plain lilac envelope into something much prettier, just by adding some patterned paper, flowers and ribbons.


1. First, select an envelope and some matching patterned papers. I've used Graphic 45's Place In Time patterned paper.

2. Cut a semi-circle out of the patterned paper and attach it to the flap of the envelope. Add a punched doily border. Cover the bottom half of the envelope with matching patterned paper. Decorate the front of the envelope with the matching postcard image.

3. Embellish the flap using doily, flowers, ribbons, pearls, twine and chipboards. Add a butterfly from a May Arts ribbon and you're done!