Graphic 45 Fairie Dust Mini Album Tips and Tricks for 3×3 Craft Basket Challenge
Hello, Friends! Today I’m sharing a Graphic 45 Fairie Dust Mini Album with Tips and Tricks that you can use in your own crafty adventures. I created this as a G45 Brand Ambassador Project for a fun 3×3 Craft Basket Challenge. The challenge was never shared due to time constraints, So today my teammates Katelyn Grosart and Marina Blaukitchen , and I are sharing our projects as a sort of mini blog hop. I hope you will pop by their blogs to see where their creativity led them in this challenge. Both are fabulous artists, and I know you will be inspired by their work.
Graphic 45 Fairie Dust Mini Album
What would you make if you could only work with an 8” x 8” Graphic 45 paper pack, matching Tags and Pockets, the Tag & Pocket Album of your choice and minimal other supplies? That’s the challenge that 3 G45 Brand Ambassadors faced in this month’s 3×3 Craft Basket Challenge.
For this fun exercise, I chose to work with my 8×8 Fairie Dust Collection, Tags and Pockets. The Black Butterfly Square Tag & Pocket Album is a natural choice to go with this collection, so I grabbed that from the Closet of Shame and got down to business!
TIP: Brush the edges of the album with Versamark Embossing Ink. Then heat emboss the edges with Stampendous Aged Gold Embossing Powder. Touches of gold are added throughout the album pages, because…fairies!
TIP: Frame this dancing fairy image from the 8″ x 8″ pad with the doily frame from the Square Pocket and Tag Dies. To tie in with the gold theme, use metallic gold paper.
TIP: Fussy cut around the fairy wings, then gently slip them up and over the edges of the Square Tag and Clock Dies frame. Add thin foam dimensionals behind the wings to add lift and dimension to your focal image.
TIP: Did you know you can insert an image inside the antique label on the Tag & Pocket Album? Simply measure the width and height of the opening, then insert the image through the top edge. Leftover scraps of borders can be used to embellish the top and bottom of the spine.
Graphic 45 Fairie Dust Mini Album: Stretch your designer papers!
The Butterfly Square Tag & Pocket album contains 18 total cardstock pages: 12 cardstock pages and 6 double sided peek-a-boo pocket pages. Each album also includes 6 sturdy cardstock tags. People…that is a lot of real estate to cover with one 8” x 8” pad of G45 paper! So I had to get creative.
TIP: Stretch your paper by inking the edges with Decades Dye Ink Pads! The inks blend beautifully and react to water, creating a wonderful mixed media background for your pages. I used Precious Pink and French Lilac inks to complement the papers in the Fairie Dust Collection.
TIP: Mix things up! Cover some pages almost completely, while covering others with very little paper. Both look beautiful!
TIP: You can stretch your Fairie Dust Tags and Pockets sheet, too! Cut shaped pockets along the fold line. Then adhere the side tabs as usual. Tuck the “B” side of the pocket inside to serve as a tag or journaling spot.
Graphic 45 Fairie Dust Mini Album: More Tips and Tricks
TIP: Create pockets for cut apart images by adhering just 3 edges of patterned paper to the album base.
TIP: Finish your tags in a flash with the G45 Square Tag and Clock Dies. Die cut paper to cover the front and back of the tag, then add a simple die cut frame to finish it off beautifully.
The clock face die is gorgeous all on its own as an embellishment. I’ve added it to the top of this pocket filled with photo mounts.
Graphic 45 Fairie Dust Mini Album Video Tour with Tips and Tricks
To help you see all the ways I used the 3×3 Craft Basket Challenge ingredients in this sweet little Fairie Dust Mini Album I’ve prepared a YouTube Video Tour with Tips and Tricks. I hope you enjoy!
Graphic 45 Fairie Dust Mini Album Supply List
- Fairie Dust 8×8 Paper Pad
- Tags and Pockets: Fairie Dust
- Black Butterfly Square Tags and Pockets Albumhttp://shrsl.com/z6wq
- G45 Square Tag and Clock Dies
- Decades Ink Pads: Precious Pink/French Lilac
Other Products: Flowers, 7/8″ Hyacinth Satin Ribbon with Grosgrain Edge, Blending Tool, Scoring Tool, Versamark Embossing Ink, Stampendous Antique Gold Embossing Enamel
I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks, and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures today. If so I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below. I’ll be back on Thursday with my G45 Brand Ambassador Farewell post. I hope to see you then!
Thanks for stopping by!