Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe Photo Wallet Tutorial: My Brand Ambassador Goodbye Post
Hello, G45’ers! Today I have a really quick and easy to make Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe Photo Wallet Tutorial to share with you. The base is made with just one sheet of designer paper, making it a “one sheet wonder.” Although it measures a neat and tidy 4″ x 6″ it’s got lots of flaps, pockets, tags and goodies inside. Oh, and there’s a shaker cover thrown in just for fun. I
This post marks my final project as a Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador. I’ve had so much fun these past two years, but the rules say I must go…and go I must! Don’t worry…I’m staying on as a G45 Special Projects Designer for the remainder of this year. And I will always love Graphic 45 and share loads of fun projects and tutorials here. It’s just that I will no longer get to proudly wear the title “Brand Ambassador.” There’s a whole new crew of talented artists who will have that privilege.
Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe Photo Wallet Tutorial: Bloom Where You’re Planted
Some of you may not know that I auditioned three years in a row before I finally won the honor of becoming a Brand Ambassador. I nearly fell out of my chair when I saw my name pop up on the list of those chosen to design for G45! Being on this team has been a real time of growth for me, so I chose this “Bloom Where You Are Planted” sentiment from the gorgeous Floral Shoppe Collection as the title for this project.
TIP: Add a frame to the top of a shaker element to conceal the adhesive beneath. I die cut two layers of Sunlit Medley using a Tim Holtz Ornate Frame Die. The frames were adhered together for strength, then added over the top of shaker element for a polished look.
Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe Photo Wallet Tutorial: A Peek Inside
As soon as you untie the ribbon closure on the front of this album, the fun begins. Here’s a little pocket page made from a Square Policy Envelope filled with little tags, photo mounts and ephemera cards.
The beauty of Graphic 45 papers drew me to become a part of the G45 family. The beauty of what I love has become what I do! And being on this team has created new friendships all around the world. These friends are the flowers in my garden.
TIP: Need a tag in a hurry? Most Graphic 45 Sticker Sheets have a gift tag sized sticker. Simply mat on the cardstock of your choice, trim around the edges, add a chipboard charm and you’ve got a lovely little tag in no time!
The front page of the photo wallet folds down to reveal two 6” x 4” photo mounts above and below the body of the wallet. I worked mostly with the “B” sides of each paper to keep the design from becoming too busy.
TIP: Add a small magnet to the back of this “Bloom and Grow” ticket from the Floral Shoppe Tags and Pockets. Add another magnet beneath the designer paper on the facing page and you’ve got a nifty magnetic closure for this gatefold mechanism.
Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe Photo Wallet Tutorials; Flaps, Hinges & Policy Envelopes Join the Party
I love the versatility of G45 Staples Policy Envelopes. Next to G45 tags, they are my favorite Staples! Remember that nifty little pocket on the first page of the album? I’ve used the other piece of it to create a flap page.
Fold it down, and you find this great string tie envelope where you can tuck in photos, ephemera cards and other “flat” type memorabilia. I’ve created little “wings” on either side of the center panel to house these ATC Policy Envelopes and Pockets & Tags.
Tags and Pockets are the perfect size to fit the front of these ATC Policy Envelopes. This is such a quick and easy way to decorate a page!
In today’s tutorial, you will learn how to create a simple hinge mechanism. My friends, this will change your paper crafting world! Hinges lead to flaps and flips and all kinds of fun interactive elements!
What’s inside those ATC Policy Envelopes? A match set of itty bitty cards, that’s what! These can hold tiny photos or notes. And it’s a great way to use up the scraps on your work space!
Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe Photo Wallet Tutorial on YouTube
Would you like to know how to put this fun, interactive photo wallet together? Well, it’s your lucky day! I’ve created a video tutorial that will show you how! You can use any collection you like. I’m willing to bet that you will make more than one of these before it’s all said and done. Enjoy!
Just so that you know I’m human, I left some gaffes and goofs in this tutorial. I’ve left some of them in here so that you can avoid the pitfalls that tripped me up. Like I say to my friends, there are no mistakes in crafting…just learning opportunities!
A Fond Farewell
Working with this collection is pure joy…and working with Graphic 45 is absolute bliss. I’m very, very thankful that I’ll be continuing on as Special Projects Designer alongside the amazing Annette Green and the charming Maria Cole this year.
No worries! I’ll continue to create with my gorgeous G45 papers and share those creations with you here. Once a G45’er, always a G45’er! Right?
Beautiful papers combined with beautiful people has made being a Brand Ambassador the best experience of my life. And now you have a fresh new crew of amazing artists to carry the torch of creativity forward. Life is good!
Thanks from the tips of my crafty little fingers for making this journey so fun and memorable! Group hug!
Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe Photo Wallet Tutorial Supply List
Graphic 45 Products
- 12×12 Floral Shoppe Collection (includes sticker sheet)
- Sunlit Medley
- Indigo Lilies
- Midnight Medley
- Ephemera Cards
- Tags and Pockets
- Black ATC Policy Envelopes
- Ivory ATC Tags
- Decades Bon Voyage Blue Dye Ink
Other Products: Tim Holtz Ornate Frame Die, 5/8″ Moss Green Gingham Ribbon, Foam Tape, Clear Acetate Cardstock or clear packaging, Scoring Tool, Stylus, Scor-Tape, Sequins, Flowers, Cardstock
Kathy, this project is so lovely. I thoroughly enjoyed watching your video (mistake and all!) since it taught me a base that I know I’ll use over and over. The Floral Shop collection truly makes this project so lovely. I added it to my wish list as soon as I read your blog–I’m a push over for floral paper! Once again, you’ve got my mind going with so many ways to use this base design. You introduced me to Graphic 45 and I’m forever grateful.
Well …what more can I say Kathy! Those first 3 ladies before me said it all!!! And I so agree with every single word! And you do have the most amazing ideas and best, easiest tutorials! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Just can hardly wait to see what’s coming up next! Hugs to you from Suzy Q
This is like the secret magical box that contains beautiful, mysterious wonders that just keep unraveling! It’s fabulous! I love how you used the dark blue shades as your accent colors. They really stand out, but help make all of the other colors so much brighter at the same time.
I am thrilled to hear about your new position! They are smart san know talent when they see it. 🙂 They don’t want to let you go, and who could blame them!
I look forward to seeing all that you will share with us using G45. 🙂
Kathy, what a perfectly darling little photo wallet. That paper and your color combinations are simply gorgeous as always and i love that pretty checked ribbon. Paper is just pretty paper but the way you combine them and the detail you put into your projects makes those papers absolutely stunning! Graphic 45 should have one spot for a “permanent” ambassador and that should be YOU! Any scrapbooking company out there should be waiting in line to have you on their team! Hugs
You have been a fabulous Brand Ambassador for G45 Kathy and even though you can’t wear the ‘badge’ any longer you will always be a wonderful Ambassador for them (along with the wonderful Annette)! This latest project is just one example of why they chose you in the first place, it is a real stunner, I love every single little detail of it!! The papers are wonderful, of course, but your design is beautiful! Anne xx
I agree with all the comments posted. I’ll wager you could turn any paper into a masterpiece!
Thank you Kathy for all the amazing inspiration you have given me.
Blessings from UK