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Learn How to Create a Romantic Shabby Chic Pocket Album

Posted by Graphic 45 11/01/2017 28 Comment(s) Mini Albums,Tutorials,Videos,

Hello, G45ers!

Halloween has come and gone and it is time to start thinking about the next holiday, Thanksgiving. Aneta Matuszewska is here to celebrate what she is thankful for with a lovely shabby chic pocket album feauturing Graphic 45 Policy Envelopes and A Ladies’ Diary - Deluxe Collector’s Edition. This picture perfect pastel project is just the thing to celebrate your loved ones. We love the contrasting dark and light colors and all the thoughtful layers. Check out the YouTube tutorial to get started on your own!



Weekly Blog Contest:

Just leave a comment here on the blog, Facebook, and/or  Instagram to be entered to win!  Up for grabs this week is a Penny’s Paper Doll Family prize package, including one 12x12 design Paper Pad, one 12x12 Patterns & Solids Paper Pad, an 8x8 Paper Pad,1 Chipboard set, 1 set Ephemera Cards, and 1 Die-cut Tag Staples, a $69 value.  The winner will be announced on the blog, Friday, November 3rd, 2017.



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Shabby Chic Pocket Album

By Aneta Matuszewska  


Hello dear G45ers!

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and one of things I’m the most thankful in this world is my husband. This album is dedicated to him and our love:


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And here comes a video tutorial and a supplies list:


A Ladies’ Diary Pocket Album Tutorial Video


Graphic 45 Supplies:



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Thank you so much for all the love, support, and comments

and happy crafting!




Looking for more inspiration using our A Ladies’ Diary collection?  Check out these delightful tags by Olga Heldwein.

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A Ladies’ Diary Dimensional Tags

By Olga Heldwein

See full post here


We are so thankful for you, G45ers and of course our Brand Ambassadors, like Aneta who provide the inspiration we get to share with you here each day. We'd love to hear about your Thanksgiving crafting plans in the comments below. See you back here tomorrow with more Graphic 45 inspiration. 


Happy Papercrafting!  

28 Comment(s)

Kathy Jo Wood:
11/01/2017, 10:50:20 AM,

Aneta- your mini album made my heart smile. Each page is so happy with the beautiful cutouts and your sweet photographs. You mixed pages and chipboard from three collections wonderfully. Such a great album!

Kirsty Vittetoe:

Oh wow, such gorgeous collection and awesome projects, very inspiring!!!!

Michele Lewis:
11/01/2017, 12:29:26 PM

Just a beautiful album...the black words are so striking! I love it! Those tags are just gorgeous too!

Johanna Knightstep:
11/01/2017, 12:43:47 PM

What creative ideas! I have never thought about using Ladies Diary for a romantic themed album...I must go through my stash to see if I have enough to recreate! Great job!! I do love using the policy envelopes as well. The tags are super cute too!!

Sue LD:
11/01/2017, 12:45:38 PM

Very pretty pocket album and tags.

Martie Rollin:
11/01/2017, 01:41:50 PM

Ladies Diary is such a lovely collection! This project makes nice use of all the little flower cluster fussy cutting! I really enjoyed watching every minute of the video as this project came together. Nice work!

11/01/2017, 02:08:49 PM

The fussy cutting of the flowers creates such pretty edges. Lovely project.

11/01/2017, 03:11:30 PM

Nice job ladies!

Vanessa LeClear:
11/01/2017, 03:42:10 PM

Gorgeous project! Thanks for the tutorial! And thanks for the chance to win this great prize package!

Grace K.:
11/01/2017, 04:06:37 PM

Stunning! Beautiful mini album!

Glenda Buster:
11/01/2017, 04:14:25 PM

Awesome Shabby Chic Pocket album celebrating your husband and the love you share. Clever and effective use of a very feminine collection to celebrate your husband ❤️. The tags are beautiful! A Ladies’ Diary is one of my favorite collections.

Judy Phillips:
11/01/2017, 05:21:25 PM

Now I have to check to see if I have A Ladies' Diary collection! Love it and I love the shabby chic - thank you so much!

11/01/2017, 06:17:34 PM

Love the words written over the pictures. I may use this idea to make placecards for Thanksgiving. Thank you!

Katie Baird:
11/01/2017, 06:56:41 PM

What a lovely romantic mini album. Aneta, this is so beautiful and sweet, and I simply adore it! And I will never tire of A Ladies Diary! Or any G45 collection, really;)!

Kelly Massman:
11/01/2017, 08:00:36 PM

love the romance of this project

Kim Street:
11/01/2017, 08:33:05 PM

This is a fantastic post! Love the designs. Thanks for the great giveaway. As always, I am a huge Graphic fan from day one of my scrappy life. Thanks bunches G45.

Kate LeBlanc:
11/01/2017, 08:37:47 PM

I love the album, so compatible to other collections. Fantastic giveaway this week!

Joan Moser:
11/01/2017, 11:03:04 PM

What a beautiful romantic album Anita created! Thank you for sharing

Janet Ingraham:
11/01/2017, 11:14:40 PM

So very chic!!!!

Karen Gi:
11/01/2017, 11:23:56 PM

Oh how lovely! The love shines through so beautifully, I can’t wait to make a mini-album of my own! Thank you for the video and the great give-away package too!

Laura Cushman:
11/02/2017, 04:32:06 AM

What a beautiful album - love that you used the black and white photos with this.

Carol Jones:
11/02/2017, 09:15:45 AM

Beautiful album! Very inspirational. Thanks!

Donna Leutloff:
11/02/2017, 10:48:30 AM

Beautiful album and tag..such a classy collection, Ladies Diary is so chic!

11/02/2017, 12:23:20 PM

These are projects are just awesome- the papers are beautiful. So inspiring.

11/02/2017, 02:20:20 PM,

amazing project!

11/02/2017, 06:53:23 PM

What a precious keepsake album! And such sweet tags!

11/03/2017, 05:18:27 AM

beautiful album ! I love the romance of this project...congratulations

Suzy H.:
11/06/2017, 09:58:13 PM

I think that I have been back to this page at least fifteen times. The black with pink and soft blue is beautiful. Thank you for the tutorial.

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