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Raining Cats & Dogs Christmas Mini Album & Video

Posted by Graphic 45 12/13/2017 43 Comment(s) Mini Albums,Videos,

Hello, G45ers!

 Today we are here with Magda Cortez with a holiday album for all the pet lovers out there. Magda has combined St Nicholas and Raining Cats & Dogs to create a beautiful album that even your cats and dogs can appreciate. We love the way she has made the pallets from each collection work together and all the space for photos of your family whether they have two or four legs! check out her YouTube video tour below as well. 


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Raining Cats & Dogs Christmas Mini Album

By Magda Cortez


“Hi.. what a wonderful time.. I love Christmas.. I love Santa and all the festivities! So this time I’m going to share with you a Mini Album I made for a friend.. Also I did a little video where you can see all the flaps and pockets of the book and more pictures of the album.

Raining Cats & Dogs in Christmas Mini  Album Video


I chose the NEW Raining Cats and Dogs - Deluxe Collector’s Edition papers and the St Nicholas.. They are perfect combination believe it or not!


I did this album from scratch it is 8” x 6” I think is a good size.


I try to keep it simple but with lots of fussy cutting.. You know me.. I love to fussy cut!


This mini album has a lot of pockets and flaps.. With a lot of opportunities to add our Christmas photos.


With this album, I also used the Solids and Patterns from St. Nicholas paper collection.


Tip: If we have magnets we can use another as I did with this card.. That way I save one magnet!



Tip: Don’t be afraid to use different collections because with Graphic 45 you will never going to go wrong.. They always have the perfect color combinations.. I love that!


I fussy cut the leaves from St. Nicholas and the little cats and dogs aren't they cute?


Raining Cats & Dogs and Christmas. I love my mini album and I hope you like it too..

Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays from me to all of you!

~Magda Cortez


Graphic 45 Supplies:

Raining Cats & Dogs - Deluxe Collector's Edition

St Nicholas 12x12 Patterns & Solids Pad



Other Supplies:

  • Medium Weight Chipboard
  • Crystal ball knob from 7gypsies
  • Elastic Cord
  • Wood snowflakes from my stash


Raining Cats & Dogs Pinterest Board



Thanks to Magda for creating such a fun twist on a classic Christmas album and thanks to all you out there here with us today. We here at Graphic 45 love our pets and are so happy to have this inspiration to celebrate them along with our favorite time of year! We would love to hear about projects you have made that celebrate you or your loved ones' pets as well. Tell us about them in the comments below. 


Happy Papercrafting!

43 Comment(s)

jean marmo:
12/13/2017, 11:50:19 AM

THe perfect album!

12/13/2017, 11:54:09 AM

Fantastic! Just amazing!

Donna Kenske:
12/13/2017, 12:18:33 PM, Graphic 45

I just received my first order and I am over the moon at how beautiful and my goodness the quality is top notch! I would love to win the beautiful Victorian ladies and it goes perfect with me, I attend quite a few Teas and make Victorian Tea Hate . The perfect match!!

Yulia Mulyukina:
12/13/2017, 12:38:58 PM

Thanks for the idea, Magda! However I did not quite understand how you saved one magnet. I would be grateful if you could explain in more detail :).

Magda Cortez:
12/16/2017, 04:32:23 PM

Yulia.. I place the first set of magnets as usual the third is in the card so I use the original set of two and just one for the card.. I hope I explain the question.

Mathilde S.:
12/13/2017, 12:44:06 PM

Beautiful album Magda.I love how you mixed and matched the two collections together.This is one more reason ,why I love these gorgeous papers .

Sue LD:
12/13/2017, 12:48:57 PM

Wonderful mini album with the cats and dogs.

Beth Beery:
12/13/2017, 01:06:32 PM

This is amazing!!! So beautiful! Thanks for the tips and sharing your wonderful creation!!!

Constance Hollenbeck:
12/13/2017, 01:33:48 PM

Always such beautiful work, Magda! All the Graphic 45 papers are so lovely and great quality! Can't get enough of them. Great Job!

12/13/2017, 01:36:36 PM

This is great! Thanks for the video showing all the details.

12/13/2017, 01:42:38 PM

Awesome awesome..wish I could make that album...thanks for the offer of the g45 company!

12/13/2017, 01:42:48 PM

Perfect timing, I was on the look out for the perfect template for a gift album. This is lovely, thank you Magda.

Grace Kang:
12/13/2017, 01:59:53 PM

So precious! Thanks for sharing!

Astrid Maclean:
12/13/2017, 02:06:20 PM,

Stunning album, great video!

Cheryl Wells:
12/13/2017, 02:32:09 PM

I love this album - mixing the 2 collections together is brilliant!!!

Michele Lewis:
12/13/2017, 02:32:56 PM

I love the way Magda has incorporated two collections into this one album! Our furry children are part of the family after all! Thank you so much!

12/13/2017, 03:31:45 PM

I’m so excited to receive all the Christmas paper I ordered. Will have to make something special for friends.

Martie Rollin:
12/13/2017, 03:41:09 PM

I so enjoy seeing how G45 experts combine various collection onto one project. This mini album is really well done. Beautiful work! Just in time for Christmas!

Glenda Buster:
12/13/2017, 04:14:22 PM

Magda, thank you for sharing this gorgeous mini album! Love how you combined St. Nicholas and Raing Cats and Dogs.

Kelly Stanoyevic:
12/13/2017, 04:32:44 PM

Such a beautiful album and both paper sets go so well together. I . love the little pug on the front is so Adorable. thanks graphic 45 Kelly Stanoyevic from Massillon

Charla Fleming:
12/13/2017, 04:37:07 PM

I love the Christmas mini album. Thank you!

Michelle Nettleton:
12/13/2017, 04:44:34 PM

Furbabys and Christmas!

Debbie Cote:
12/13/2017, 05:59:53 PM

So beautiful and I love the way you mixed the different collections. Thank you for the inspiration.

Kirsty Vittetoe:

What a perfect and beautiful project!

Carol sanderson:
12/13/2017, 06:09:57 PM

What a fantastic use of this collection. Thanks for sharing with us.

Vickie ODell:
12/13/2017, 08:01:18 PM,

I love this combination. I never would have thought of using Raining Cats and Dogs for Christmas but it's perfect for some of our grown kids.

Beth M Beery:
12/13/2017, 08:36:34 PM

Love these collections used. So happy you're continuing to release the DCE's to give folks a second chance who may have missed out the first time!! I'm always excited to see what's next, old and new!!!!

12/13/2017, 09:02:29 PM

I love this! Perfect for my four footed friends.

Carla Hundley:
12/13/2017, 10:08:30 PM

Darling album! I do Project Life and include my fur and feather babies in it. Love my babies. Carla from Utah

Lori Deceuninckvancapelle:
12/13/2017, 10:49:26 PM


12/13/2017, 11:05:00 PM

It's beautiful!!! I really like the paper!!!

12/14/2017, 12:21:53 AM

association improbable et pourtant réussie,bravo!!!

12/14/2017, 12:46:29 AM, Http//

Stunned no combination of papers making a fabulous albumMaggie

12/14/2017, 12:48:54 AM

Sorry previous comment should read stunning combination of papers ........predictive text errors before

Debbie Siddle:
12/14/2017, 03:27:47 AM

Oh, I may have to have a go at making this x

Karen Absher:
12/14/2017, 05:31:56 AM

What a lovely prize package with beautiful papers and now looking forward to making my own mini with raining cats and dogs

Kate LeBlanc:
12/14/2017, 06:12:21 AM

The Raining Cats and Dogs collection is one of my favorites, I love the album! Fantastic giveaway this week!!

12/14/2017, 06:34:51 AM

This is really cute! I know a lot of kitty cat lovers and dog lovers who would cherish this! I need one for a birdie. :-)

12/14/2017, 09:23:06 AM

Really beautiful album. Perfect combination of the papers and pictures. Seems to be made of one collection. Also thanks for the chance to win two of my most favorite collections.

Barbara Millar:
12/14/2017, 10:12:59 AM

I'm working on Portrait of a Lady min album right now ,I find these papers to be so rich and beautiful and my favourite so I would love to win another set thank you for some inspiration ideas from your mini album , is very beautiful

Sarah Hutchins:
12/14/2017, 10:42:00 AM

As always, a beautiful project from Magda. Very inspiring, so beautiful and very clever to mix and match.

12/14/2017, 11:04:05 AM,

So beautiful, the album is pure perfection.

Libeeti Frenkel:
12/14/2017, 10:12:56 PM

Awesome album for the loved pets! so wonderful to combine the collections. TFS

Janet Ingraham:
12/15/2017, 12:26:43 AM

Awesome fun pages in this album

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