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Paper Pocket Watch - Joanne Bain 2019-2020 Introduction

Posted by Graphic 45 06/17/2019 34 Comment(s) Mini Albums,


Hello, G45ers!

  Today we have the pleasure of introducing you to Fussy Cutting Champion and Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador, Joanne Bain.  For Joanne's #G45Selfie - June Challenge she has upcycled a round tin and used our Hallowe’en in Wonderland - Deluxe Collector’s Edition and Decorative Hardware to create a magical DIY Paper Pocket Watch with a hidden mini album.  So take a look around your house to find a round metal container to repurpose into your own paper crafting masterpiece.  


Joanne Bain - Australia

2019-2020 Brand Ambassador


“I am Joanne Bain from Queensland, Australia.

I am a very proud mother of 2 and I am happily married to my best friend and have been for 25 years. He is the best husband a girl could ask for and is very supportive of my paper crafting. Most of my inspiration for this craft comes from my wonderful family and friends and also the beautiful array of products that are now available. When I am not scrapbooking, I am kept busy with all activities involving raising a happy family and I like dabbling around with photography which is perfect as I always have something to scrap. 


We live in sunny Queensland, Australia along with our extended family of pets, 2 spoilt dogs, 2 adorable pet rats and a few aviaries of birds. I have been a scrapbooker for 17 years since my daughter was the age of 3 and then 14 years ago along came the other special boy in my life my gorgeous son, many of my creations tend to feature them.


My preferred scrapping preference is 12 x 12 layouts and creating off the page/altered projects. I am not locked into a specific scrapping style, as I am happy to give anything a go but I would describe my style as structured with lots of layers, fussy cut paper cutting, detail, and dimension.


When asked for my first post to create a ‘self-portrait’ project I chose to think out of the box and create something that is a total reflection of something that I love to do, that is to create something beautiful from nothing.


‘You’re Late Fobwatch Mini Album’

By Joanne Bain


For this project, I chose to create with one of my all-time favourite collections Halloween In Wonderland. This project started life as a plain 3 inch round tin with a lid, I then added some of the G45 Metal Staples to create the top of the watch.





Tip: Adhere our Antique Brass Door Pulls back to back to create this dome-like top to your round tin.  Add a metal knob for an extra special touch.  


Antique Brass Door Pulls


This project involved lots of fussy cutting, which is something I love to do, it has lots of little details and bucket loads of dimension. I like my projects to have the more you look the more you will see feel to them.



Once the back cover of the watch is removed out pulls a mini album. It is features 6 photo mats with the backings left blank to leave space for journaling.





Graphic 45 Supply List:

Hallowe'en in Wonderland—Deluxe Collectors Edition

Antique Brass Stamped Metal Brads

Antique Brass Door Pulls

Square Tags—Black



I hope I have inspired you for my first post and I am so looking forward to the year ahead with this wonderful team.”





What a fabulous way to start a week of fun and creativity!  Be sure to welcome Joanne below in the comments and to thank her for this genius idea.  We hope you repurpose some old packaging into your own paper crafting masterpiece.  Have a wonderful week, and as always thank you for joining us here for the daily blog!  


Happy Papercrafting!


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34 Comment(s)

Sonja Van Laar:
06/17/2019, 12:16:36 PM

Absolutely charming. How creative to create the pocket watch look with hardware from the Staples collection. A delight and inspiration.

Sue D:
06/17/2019, 12:18:56 PM

So creative!

Marie Rodriguez:
06/17/2019, 12:29:19 PM

I love this watch. It's so creative! Gives me a new purpose for leftover Altoid tins!

06/17/2019, 12:35:27 PM

I love your project and the paper collection, such wonderful inspiration I never would have thought to do! Thank you immensely for sharing. ❤️

Jan Kennedy:
06/17/2019, 12:52:27 PM

So "out of the box!" What a fun project!

Regina Harrison:
06/17/2019, 12:58:24 PM

Amazing detail in this pocket watch. I wish I had the patience for loads of fussy cutting. I always love to see you creations.

06/17/2019, 01:39:19 PM

What a clever and fun idea! The March Hare was always checking his watch because, "I'm late, I'm late, I'm late!!"

Julie Ann MacLean:
06/17/2019, 01:45:06 PM

Wow, what a fantastic creation! Such a super idea and excellent execution!

Kate LeBlanc:
06/17/2019, 01:47:22 PM

Wow, so cool!!

Barbara Millar:
06/17/2019, 02:11:12 PM

Love the project , it is very creative

Margaret R:
06/17/2019, 02:17:50 PM

Wow - this is amazing! Two things I love - repurposing items and playing with tiny things!

Bev Drake:
06/17/2019, 02:49:02 PM

Well done Joanne & wonderful to see your amazing fussy cutting again. A very creative project which I’m sure will make lot of us want make one too. Thank you for the inspiration.

Winnifred H.:
06/17/2019, 02:53:35 PM

Joanne, what a lovely and invented project. I have a small Brie Box that I have been wondering what to do with. You have inspired me to to make a journal in a similar way. Thank you for sharing.

Susie Fisher:
06/17/2019, 03:13:09 PM

Wow......amazing & so it!!

Jessica Napolitano:
06/17/2019, 03:25:55 PM

This is stunning. So imaginative

06/17/2019, 03:56:53 PM,

WOW! Just when I think I've seen it all, along comes another amazing creation! What a great job, Joanne! How did you attach the metal parts to the top of the tin? I love this!

Kim Russell:
06/17/2019, 04:26:05 PM

Simply grand! I love this and must make one!

Carol G.:
06/17/2019, 04:43:20 PM

Joanne this is fantastic! How clever! I love this. I have a Christmas ornament that’s a pocket watch so I think I’m going to try this idea with it. And I love this paper collection! Thank you for the inspiration!

Rosann Barnes:
06/17/2019, 04:49:47 PM

Oh My Word ... how adorable is this !!!

Glenda Buster:
06/17/2019, 06:51:06 PM

So charming and creative. Thank you, Joanne, for sharing and for all of the great tips. I tend to collect tins and yours inspires me to get creative. The pocket watch is a display that can be kept out and enjoyed all year ♥️.

Martie Rollin:
06/17/2019, 07:31:31 PM

A sparkling demonstration of your creative way of putting bits and pieces the way you formed the shape of a large pocket watch!! Looking forward to seeing what you can do with G45 papers. So interesting to read a bit about your personal life. Welcome to the world of G45!

Dawn Belger:
06/17/2019, 07:50:44 PM

Beautiful project..

Carla Hundley:
06/17/2019, 07:56:04 PM

This is amazing! Love the way you created the clock. Carla from Utah

Patty Bigler:
06/17/2019, 08:13:52 PM

This is spectacular. I certainly hope there is a tutorial coming for this.

06/17/2019, 10:34:49 PM

That is so cute and so inventive! I wish I was that good. I've only been crafting a little over a year. Maybe one day I will catch up to your status. Love it.

ReNae Allen:
06/18/2019, 12:26:52 AM

This is SO clever! And it is gorgeous! Welcome to the G45 familyi Joanne!

Cathie G.:
06/18/2019, 01:35:10 AM

Oh my.....what an imagination. The project is delightful and creative and wonderful.

Nancy Mac:
06/18/2019, 09:52:28 PM

Joanne, this is a wonderful project! You put such great imagination into it and the end result is fabulous!

Debbie Siddle:
06/19/2019, 05:49:44 AM

A wonderful idea and project with my favourite collection xxx

Eileen Harris:
06/19/2019, 12:29:15 PM

This is a fabulous, beautiful,creative project. You are so talented. I absolutely love the stopwatch and I'm going to make one. This is one of my favorite G45 collections.

Sharon L Gullikson:
06/19/2019, 03:46:34 PM

Now I know what they meant about you being the QUEEN! That is incredible--It really is a work of art...and you used wonderful images!!

Diana Dillon:
06/20/2019, 07:25:38 AM

Love this.

Gloria Stengel:
06/22/2019, 02:24:46 PM,

I am always in awe of you fussy cutting! You must have such patience! This is a stunning project and just perfectly done!

Rosa M. Vasquez:
07/17/2019, 03:18:53 PM

Fantastic project! Thank you for the instructions, too!

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