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One Sheet Project | A Note Card and Gift Box Tutorial

Posted by Graphic 45 07/30/2018 40 Comment(s) Cards,Tutorials,Videos,#SimplyG45,


Hello, G45ers!

 In this blog, we have an amazing #SimplyG45 One Sheet Project where Sandi Nagel teaches us how to create a Notecard & Gift Box in her video tutorial.  Plus, Sandi shares three amazing tips that can be used on any papercrafting project.  These projects are done with one beautiful Floral Shoppe 8x8 sheet, Die-Cut Tags & Pockets from the collection and our Metal DiesSo pull up a seat and enjoy the inspiration.  


Graphic 45 One Sheet Project 
A Note Card and Gift Box Tutorial

By Sandi Nagel


Hello G45rs!

You've created your masterpiece.  You've used up just about everything from your favorite Graphic 45 paper collection.  As you're cleaning up your craft desk and putting things away, you realize you're left with just one piece of paper.

It's just one piece. You can't make another mini album from it. Maybe you can make a card, but then you think of the rest of the paper that'll go to waste. And besides, you only have one sheet left. It's just not enough to do some layering. Do you file it under your never-to-be-used again stash?  You then realize that this stash continues to grow and grow, and before you know it, it's taken over your craft room!  What to do? What to do?

Don't despair my dear friends. I've got just the project for you!



This Note Cards Gift Box Tutorial uses the very last sheet from my Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe 8x8 Paper Pad, some die-cuts from my stash, embellishments using the Floral Shoppe Tags & Pockets, and some white card-stock.


Tip: I've gotten into the habit of taking some free time to die-cut embellishment pieces for later use. I often use leaves, flowers and swirls to adorn my mini albums, cards, and other projects.  Therefore, I keep a number of these die-cut shapes in easy to store envelopes.  By doing this, my crafting goes by quicker since I don't need to stop what I'm doing to die-cut my pieces.



Although you're down to just one sheet of paper, the cut-outs from your Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe Tags & Pockets, along with your Graphic 45 Die-cuts will add dimension to your cards nicely.



Tip:  Use ribbons and laces from your stash to add interest and dimension to your cards.


Tip:  Whenever possible, keep a small stash of lace and trim remnants from previous projects.  You never know when that tiny piece of trim that you have left will come in handy.


The Tutorial

I put together this easy to follow tutorial, where I show you step-by-step how to make these note cards with a gift box, using just one sheet of Graphic 45 paper.


Graphic 45 One Sheet Project | A Note Card and Gift Box Tutorial




Graphic 45 Supplies:


Other Supplies:

  • Scissors
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Scor-Tape
  • 3D Pop Dots
  • Art Glitter Glue
  • Gold Sequin
  • Plain White Card Stock


Card Dimensions

Card Base is 4 1/4 x 4 1/4

White cardstock or card base - 8 1/2 x 4 1/4 then folded in half (at 4 1/4) to make the card base.

8x8 Floral Shoppe paper trim into 4 equal pieces. Each measuring 4x4.

Thank you and Happy Crafting!” ~Sandi


Just incredible!  We want to thank Sandi for sharing this tutorial, tips, and gorgeous photos, and you for stopping by the Graphic 45 blog.  We hope you have been inspired to grab an 8x8 sheet and try something new.  Have a wonderful week and as always... 


Happy Papercrafting!

40 Comment(s)

Michele Lewis:
07/30/2018, 10:20:41 AM

Thank you for these tips! We all face the problem of what to do with those left overs, and you have given us some beautiful inspiration

Pat Blank:
07/30/2018, 10:46:05 AM

WOW ! Great project and excellent tutorial.

Kirsty Vittetoe:

Gorgeous collection and beautiful work!

Carole Lohr:
07/30/2018, 11:05:08 AM

A totally awesome idea with an excellent tutorial! I can soooo do this project as little gifts. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

07/30/2018, 11:56:46 AM

I just love the one-page wonders, and this one is easy and beautiful! Thanks so much for the tutorial!

07/30/2018, 12:05:11 PM

What great ideas - thrifty tips too! Brilliant use of paper. Thanks.

Jackquelyn Lynch:
07/30/2018, 01:12:25 PM

Thank you this is a great tutorial!

jane s:
07/30/2018, 01:28:27 PM

a great tutorial and I will start saving embellishments

Susan Ashby:
07/30/2018, 01:32:33 PM

Great paper, great card, great instructions.....great ideas

07/30/2018, 01:33:54 PM

Great tutorial. I am ready to start making these right now.

07/30/2018, 01:50:35 PM

Thank you for the wonderful video and tips!

07/30/2018, 01:52:17 PM

One of my favorite collections!

Laurie Bradshaw:
07/30/2018, 01:55:13 PM

Wow! What a stunning project!

Claudia Machen:
07/30/2018, 02:08:24 PM

Just what I needed! I make lots of cards and needed a fresh, new idea and here it is! Beautiful! Thanks so much!

Sharon Gullikson:
07/30/2018, 02:33:05 PM

The cute little envelope looks wonderful. It is unexpected and pretty.

Brian Poteraj:
07/30/2018, 02:40:06 PM

What a nice look. The leaves are a nice addition. Good job.

Bev Drake:
07/30/2018, 02:47:56 PM

Excellent tutorial for a wonderful idea. I loved all the tips & thank you so much. Great for using up the bits I put carefully away & forget to use. Bev Drake

Glenda Buster:
07/30/2018, 02:58:34 PM

Wonderful tips and love the one page note card and gift box. ❤️ Graphic 45.

Sue MacFall:
07/30/2018, 03:07:05 PM

I have just bought this collection so this is a great project to make. Thank you, Sandi.

07/30/2018, 03:40:28 PM

One piece of paper project? That's my kinda paper project!

Sue D:
07/30/2018, 04:26:31 PM

Very pretty and thanks for all the great tips.

07/30/2018, 04:31:08 PM

Beautiful! Sandi, thank you for the tutorial too!

Kathleen E Capachione:
07/30/2018, 04:38:42 PM

Thanks for all your tips. G45 rocks!

07/30/2018, 05:30:09 PM

Wonderful work as usual, I enjoy getting the email each weekday waiting to see what has been created by all of you.

Ellen Haydon:
07/30/2018, 06:29:24 PM

These little cards are so pretty. This is going to help me out with my stash. They are simple and fun to make. Thank you for all the tips. Ellen from Phoeix

Martie Rollin:
07/30/2018, 06:51:36 PM

While I have enjoyed this project, my greater pleasure came from the video tutorial on YouTube...always like watching skilled hands work and hearing the process narrative. Much appreciated!

Jan Kennedy:
07/30/2018, 06:57:32 PM

I love this collection and the tips will help when I do another project!

07/30/2018, 10:18:51 PM,

Great ideas! Thanks for the tips :D

Carla Hundley:
07/30/2018, 11:19:02 PM

Lovely papers on this fun project! Carla from Utah

Carol Jones:
07/31/2018, 12:22:41 AM

Gorgeous project! This set would make a wonderful gift for someone dear. Thank you Sandi for the great tutorial and tips!

Judy Phillips:
07/31/2018, 01:25:06 AM

Great projects! Thank you so much for sharing.

Dorothy McCarthy:
07/31/2018, 05:09:01 AM,

So very cool!! Thanks for the tips!!

Debbie Baez:
07/31/2018, 12:06:16 PM

Hi Sandi, enjoyed your video! The cards & box are so pretty! Thanks for sharing this! I will be trying your technics.

Deborah Cook:
07/31/2018, 04:47:37 PM

Sandi, thanks for the tips & quick Tutorial. This is a great idea. I'm going to try this one for sure. :)

07/31/2018, 06:25:53 PM

Really like this tutorial. On my to do list. Thank you!

Stephanie Dinnell:
07/31/2018, 08:50:47 PM,

Fabulous tutorial. Not sure if I just missed it on the video but what are the measurements for the little envelope you made? Thanks for sharing this with us!

Sandra Featherston:
07/31/2018, 10:21:25 PM

Great projects. And I never want to waste a sheet of Graphic 45 paper.

Karen Rice:
08/01/2018, 03:45:51 PM

What a neat idea! I would have looked at that one piece of paper and added to my "hopefully will be used" stash--I wouldn't have seen a whole project in it! Well done!

08/07/2018, 04:24:40 PM

Great plan for a fairly quick gift

Suzy Q:
08/21/2018, 12:10:27 PM

Thanks for sharing Sandi your beautiful projects! Aren't G45's Floral Shoppe papers just awesome!

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