Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Graphic 45 Artisan Style Album in a Box

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Mandy Gilbert has made this special box and album completely from scratch using mainly Graphic 45 Artisan Style paper pads , chipboard and black card.

The design of the box is unique and works beautifully with the papers.
 4 Claw feet by Graphic 45 are used on the base of the box
and a set of two Graphic 45 Door knockers are used on the sides of the box lid.
Black card is used through out which really brings the colours of the papers out.

On the first pages mandy has used a pocket and tag from the Artisan Style

Mandy has also made some tags using Thinlits die set - Banners Fancy.  And created the pocket fronts using the negative part of the die cut from Spellbinders Belly Band One.

At the top of the photo above, you can see the box base and lid.
On these pages we have more tags and a belly band.

Mandy has created two pockets with the beautiful papers on the left hand page above
and a fold out page on the right page.

Lots more pockets and flaps to explore again on these pages
and each back to back page as a pull out large tag placed inside,
great for the large photos or a bit of journalling. All these pull out large tags have been edged with the lovely Spellbinders Bracket Borders #1 die.

All of the papers in the Artisan Style Graphic 45 pads match perfectly and some pages have 
bits that you can cut out to use for tags and pockets.  I like the way Mandy has also created special tags using Thinlits - Pocket Card and Geo Tags and the Thinlits set - Basics by Rachael Bright.

Mandy has used a corner punch on some of the black bases for photos
and added a tab using a the Ek succcess punch 'for sale'.

Throughout the album Mandy has used small magnets and made lots of 
pockets and flaps to explore that would be perfect for photos and journalling.

Also used in the album are cards from the coordinating ephemera pack, this is a pack of 32 cards 
with images on that match perfectly with all the Artisan Style papers.

 There is so much more to each page than I can describe to you
 and this album would make a stunning gift for someone special,
 that's if you could part with it after you had made it :)

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Reindeer flight

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We have some fabulous new large dies in the shop that cut your base card for you
I have used presscut stepper die #1 for this card.
You get the base die and then scalloped dies for the matting and layering.
I do like dies that save you from measuring and scoring.
To decorate the card I have used Birch tree with birds die
The reindeer is a Tim holtz die called Reindeer flight and I used a stamp called 
Christmas story (by penny black)  to stamp on it with archival coffee ink.
The Merry Christmas is a presscut die that I have diecut in white card and then glittered.
I have also used chunky white frantage to create a snowy effect.