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2 DIY Chipboard Projects - Mini Album & Frame - Glenys Vidal 2019-2020 Introduction

Posted by Graphic 45 06/13/2019 16 Comment(s) Layouts,Mini Albums,Home Decor,Mixed Media,


Hello, G45ers!  

Today we have an extra special Graphic 45 blog post!  We have not one, but two fabulous DIY Chipboard projects to share with you from DIY Wizard and G45 Brand Ambassador, Glenys Vidal!  For Glenys' #G45Selfie - June Challenge she has created her own mini album from scratch, and with the leftover product created a dimensional frame and layout.  To create these paper projects Glenys has used our Bloom paper collection and Black 12x12 Chipboard Sheet.  So grab your chipboard and floral papers and follow along with the easy peasy DIY Frame tutorial below.  



Glenys Vidal - USA

2019-2020 Brand Ambassador


“Hello G45ers, my name is Glenys Vidal (aka Craft Room Secrets) and I am extremely happy to be here again with you all for another year of fun papercrafting! I live in Florida and am a mother of two daughters and a dog mom to my only boy Brownie. I love all types of crafting, and almost always have at least two or three different projects going on at the same time. I craft mostly every day as a way of distressing. I especially like making travel mini-albums and holiday projects. I have been a fan of Graphic 45 for a long time now, and my favorite collection is Halloween in Wonderland which is followed closely by Nutcracker Sweet. My first Graphic 45 project was actually a travel mini album using the Trasantlantique collection. After doing that project, I got absolutely hooked on Graphic 45!


DIY Chipboard Mini Album

By Glenys Vidal


For my introductory post for this year as Brand Ambassador, I wanted to share with you all two different projects using the new Bloom collection, including one that can be used as home decor.


For my first project, I created a mini album that was inspired by the floral images of the collection. If you know me, you will know that I love florals and I tend to use them in most of my projects. So there is no surprise that I am in love with the Bloom collection.



The moment that I saw this collection, I knew I wanted to create a vintage-inspired album. I started by using black chipboard to create a frame for the beautiful florals from the collection.



I use dark colors as a base to accentuate the beautiful floral papers. I wanted them to be the focal point.



Using a combination of foam tape and chipboard I created different layers with the fuzzy cut flowers. To further add dimension I used real moss and branches from my garden to add a natural touch. Even though I used mostly black and gold as a base, the album has a joyful feel.



For the inside pages, I wanted to do something different so I used only one combination of the papers from the collection. Of course, I used my favorites: the mulberry and green paper combo.



Here are some of my favorite pages:



I loved this mini album so much that I created the second project inspired by it. A dimensional layout and frame to decorate the wall of my craft room.


DIY Chipboard Frame & Layout

By Glenys Vidal


For this project, I just used papers from the collection and black chipboard to create a frame.




I started by creating a shadow frame using black chipboard. The outside frame measures 6 ½ x 8 ½ inches and the layout page 6 x 8 inches.



G45 Tip: Use the new Graphic 45 black chipboard sheets as base for your projects.



I fuzzy cut flowers from the collection, and then used different mixed media products (black gesso, wax, texture paste, stencil) to achieve the final result.



I placed foam tape and leftover chipboard pieces under my images to create layers and texture.



I loved how fast and easy it was to make this project! I especially love how well it matches my craft room decor.




I am very excited to be part of the Graphic 45 team for another year and feel humble to be part of such an amazing team. Thank you Graphic 45 for creating so many wonderful products and for trusting me again to represent the brand. I look forward to seeing you all soon with lots of new projects.”



Graphic 45 Supply List:

Bloom 12x12 Collection Pack

Black 12x12 Chipboard Sheets (10 pack)



What a beautiful way to use our Bloom paper collection, love the way the pastel florals POP on the black chipboard.  Help us welcome Glenys back to the team for another year in the comments below.  We thank Glenys for these inspiring projects and crafting tips, and you for joining us!  We hope you have a beautiful day, and as always...


Happy Papercrafting!

16 Comment(s)

Dorothy McCarthy:
06/13/2019, 09:06:52 AM,

Beautiful art!

Regina Harrison:
06/13/2019, 10:42:37 AM

These are both really wonderful projects. I will have to make a frame now. Thank you for sharing.

Vanessa LeClear:
06/13/2019, 11:42:55 AM

Welcome back, Glenys! Both projects are beautiful!

Nancy Probst:
06/13/2019, 12:13:51 PM

Love the frames. Gives me lots of ideas! Thanks for sharing and congrats on being a design ambassador!

Jan D., FL:
06/13/2019, 12:14:29 PM

So beautiful. Love the color contrasts.

Martie Rollin:
06/13/2019, 12:26:50 PM

Bloom is such a lovely combination of pleasing colors!! Love your mini album! Glad you're going to be with G45 for a 2nd year. Well done! I've not heard anyone else refer to fussy cutting as "fuzzy cutting," but I definitely can see the connection!

Suza Barrera:
06/17/2019, 02:22:57 PM

I’ve been out of the paper crafting loop for awhile. I also am not familiar with the term “fuzzy cutting”. Can someone please explain to me what that means, please? Thanks!

Barbara G.:
06/13/2019, 01:05:26 PM

I just received my Bloom collection & now I know what I want to scrapbook. Thanks for the creative ideas & welcome back, Glenys!!

06/13/2019, 01:46:21 PM

This is such a pretty mini album. I think you have used and shown off the collection beautifully!

Bev Drake:
06/13/2019, 01:58:25 PM

Gorgeous papers really shown off well & love these ideas. Well done Glenys!

Sue D:
06/13/2019, 03:15:20 PM

So pretty. Love the garden theme.

Jan Kennedy:
06/13/2019, 03:16:31 PM

I love the "Bloom" flowers, but don't care for black in craft projects. I would like to see a picture of Glenys' craft room!

Ellen Haydon:
06/13/2019, 04:03:35 PM

This is a beautiful collection of Blooms. Glenys, you sure know how to put together a beautiful Mini Album. All of the colors are just popping with the black and stand out so much better than with a lighter color. Thanks for sharing.

Carla Hundley:
06/13/2019, 07:00:03 PM

Fabulous projects that are so pretty! Carla from Utah

Alison Lee:
06/13/2019, 09:00:38 PM

Absolutely love this project. Bloom is one of my favourites too

Brian Poteraj:
06/14/2019, 10:16:32 AM

I like how you added several different natural items to your work. Very cool.

Gloria Stengel:
06/15/2019, 11:21:40 AM,

This is a stunning mini! I love the black background with the stunning Bloom collection! I cannot wait to see more of your work!

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