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Sun Kissed Vintage Suitcase & Mini Album

Posted by Graphic 45 02/08/2018 44 Comment(s) Mini Albums,Home Decor,Videos,

Hello, G45ers!

 Once you see this stunning blog you'll want to pack up your suitcase and head to the beach to create memories to last a lifetime.  In this post, Alexandra Morein shares with us a DIY Vintage Suitcase with a coordinating mini album all made from chipboard, Graphic 45's Sun Kissed collection and some metal embellishments.  So enjoy the inspiring view and be sure to watch the YouTube video tour. 

But first, we have an exciting announcement to make, today, February 8th we will be dropping our Club G45 Vol 2 kits on the website at 11 am PST.  So be ready because the kits are going to go fast.  Be sure to check out your local scrapbook store for kit near you as well!  More info below.  


Club G45 Vol 2 goes on sale today at 11 am PST!  

Vol 2 includes step by step full-color directions for an interactive Tag & Pocket Album complete with pull outs and oodles of photo mats, and an adorable gift bag perfect for small presents and treats.  

Retail auto-subscribers (who have already subscribed) orders will be processed today and will ship within two business days.  With the success of Volume 1, we added additional kits for Volume 2, however, those will sell-out quickly as well due to inventory.  We thank you all for the success of this program and look forward to seeing your creations.  #ClubG45

Club G45 - 2018 Monthly Class Series

Due to popular demand, we will be offering a kit club, including all items needed to complete two projects in a single easy to order SKU!  The kit includes full-color step by step project sheets for two projects.  Each month will include new techniques, products, and tips & tricks.   


Workshop 1 Length: 2 hours

Workshop 2 Length: 15 to 30 minutes 

Designers: Maria Cole, Kathy Clement, and Annette Green


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Sun Kissed Suitcase & Album

By Alexandra Morein

Graphic 45 never disappoint! The ‘Sun Kissed” is fantastic! Beautiful colors and images are so inspiring. I loved the white outline around most of the images, I think this is a new thing which has not been done until now in any other collection. I hope you will like my travel suitcase and a matching album, full of the sand, water and warm sun :) “ ~Alexandra




Suitcase & Album Video Tour



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Looking for more Photo Storage Box inspiration from Alexandra?

Check out this stunning Midnight Masquerade Photo Box.

Midnight Masquerade Photo Storage Box  Tutorial by Alexandra Morein  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 3

Midnight Masquerade Photo Storage Box

By Alexandra Morein


"Today I want to share with you a photo storage box and a tutorial for creating it. The project is quite easy to make and I hope you will enjoy it.

For embellishing the box I’ve used the paper from the Midnight Masquerade collection. The purple colors in the collection are my favorites, so I tried to use a lot of purples." ~Alexandra

See full post here…


G45 Midnight Masquerade - Photo Storage Box - Tutorial


Weekly Blog Contest

Just leave a comment here on the blog,  Instagram, and/or  Facebook to be entered to win!  Up for grabs, this week is a Midnight Masquerade prize package, including one 12x12 Patterns & Solids Paper Pad, an 8x8 Paper Pad, Ephemera Cards, Chipboard, Die-cut Tags & Pockets, and Ivory Square Tags.  The winner will be announced on the blog, Friday, February 9th, 2018.


We hope you enjoyed this sunshine filled edition of the G45 blog today.  Big warm sunny hugs to Alexandra for sharing her ever inspiring creations with us on this post, as always we are in awe.  If you would like to play with our new Sun Kissed collection be sure to check a store near you, as shipments are arriving as we speak!  Thank you for joining us, and be sure to head back tomorrow for a gorgeous Vintage Valentine.  Until then... 


Happy Papercrafting!  

44 Comment(s)

Sharon Gullikson:
02/08/2018, 10:54:34 AM

The suitcase is such a great idea. It can be used for any number of things :)

02/08/2018, 11:36:06 AM

On a very cold winter’s day, the idea of being ‘sun kissed’ is very welcome! Fantastic projects as ever!

02/08/2018, 11:59:36 AM

Love Alexandra's projects!

02/08/2018, 12:14:27 PM

I love Alexandra's project. She is such a fantastic crafter. I have been a follower of hers for quite sometime and I LOVE all her wonderful creations she is so inspiring. Everything is so perfect and she has such a talent for putting it all together.

Cheryl Wells:
02/08/2018, 12:19:06 PM

The suitcase and album are awesome!!! Love everything Graphic 45!!

Vanessa LeClear:
02/08/2018, 12:23:02 PM

What an amazing project! I love the collection, and the mini album and suitcase are stunning!

Melanie Hermans:
02/08/2018, 12:28:44 PM

Like like like Pre-ordered dun kissed, can't wait for it to arrive :) I hope for a tutorial on the suitcase, I love it!

Judy Phillips:
02/08/2018, 12:39:49 PM

I love this vintage suitcase! Just ordered the Feb. kit - I'm really excited!

02/08/2018, 12:56:23 PM

This project fits perfectly with the Sun Kissed papers. Adorable!

Lynn Martinek:
02/08/2018, 12:57:29 PM

I missed out on the January Club Kit but won't miss another because I jumped in asap and subscribed to the Club. This super Sun Kissed is a terrific collection just in time to keep us warm until Summer arrives. Amazing videos from Alexandra. That Suitcase and photo album are stunning. And WOW my new favorite collection, Midnight Masquerade, is beautifully turned into a photo box. Total Inspiration!

02/08/2018, 01:09:08 PM

February 8th in Melbourne, Florida and it's 86 degrees. How appropriate to see something beautiful made with the Sun Kissed collection. Hope this paper appears in one of the G45 Club kits soon.

Martha Batchelor:
02/08/2018, 01:17:45 PM

Beautiful! Such great detailing. Love it.

Kathy Jo Wood:
02/08/2018, 01:19:53 PM,

Alexandra! I love the Sun Kissed album and suitcase! Wow- you really created an amazing set.

Martie Rollin:
02/08/2018, 01:28:07 PM

Sun Kissed is a delightful new collection and I can't wait to see the images for myself. Love the sand dollar and turtle images!

Regina Harrison:
02/08/2018, 01:40:38 PM

I love this suitcase, so cute and would make a great gift. Maybe I will try this as soon as this Sun kissed line becomes available.

Sue D:
02/08/2018, 02:11:43 PM

Love this suitcase and album!

Barbara G.:
02/08/2018, 02:13:51 PM

Love the suitcase & album & the photo album. These projects are so creative. I love both of the collections and thank you for sharing Alexandra!

Mary Morel:
02/08/2018, 02:17:27 PM

How perfect for our summers in Rhode Island photos. Love it!

Diane F:
02/08/2018, 02:34:59 PM

This is an amazing project! I love the shaker element that is incorporated on the front. Can't wait to get Sun Kissed in my hands!

Jean Marmo:
02/08/2018, 02:53:11 PM

Oh my goodness! Look at the suitcase and album! Darling!!!!!!!!!!!!

Susan Steele:
02/08/2018, 03:02:14 PM

Just luv luv the suitcase and the beautiful album too! Those Sun Kissed papers have the most vibrant colors!

Yvonne gottsch:
02/08/2018, 03:31:53 PM

Thankyou for the detailed tutorial on the Midnight Masquerade photo box. I now know how to cover corners properly and also i would have just relied on paper hinges and doubled sided tape to hold the box together, the wet glue makes so much sense.thank you, thank you, thank you!

Glenda Buster:
02/08/2018, 04:05:27 PM

Wonderful project with the fantastic Sun Kissed Collection! Suitcase is all packed ready for a trip to the beach.

02/08/2018, 04:36:17 PM

Wish there were directions for the album and suitcase!

02/08/2018, 05:10:30 PM

So stikin cute, thanks for the videos,, please keep em coming...

Michele Lewis:
02/08/2018, 06:17:47 PM

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this suitcase with album!! Definitely on my to 'to do' list.....actually, right up the top! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration.

Becca Yahrling:
02/08/2018, 06:32:59 PM

Oh my, such stunning albums. They take my breath away!

Nancy Moore:
02/08/2018, 07:45:55 PM

I managed to get the February kit, too. So excited. And I really like this Sun Kissed kit. I'm so sad that my LSS closed. I will need to get this ordered from G45.

Jeane A:
02/08/2018, 08:31:24 PM

Beautiful and so very creative - such a unique way to store pictures. I LOVE the Masquerade papers!

02/08/2018, 09:11:54 PM

What an awesome project. I love the suitcase!

Carla Hundley:
02/08/2018, 09:24:52 PM

This suitcase and album are so fun! Carla from Utah

Kirsty Vittetoe:

What a gorgeous and stunning project, thanks so much fun and inspiration!!!

tina z.:
02/08/2018, 11:09:30 PM,

this is so beautiful!

Debbie Siddle:
02/09/2018, 06:29:41 AM

What a brilliant idea with the Sun Kissed collection. I must look at that photo box too. xxx

Kathleen Capachione:
02/09/2018, 08:18:30 AM

I absolutely love Sun Kiss!!!!!!!!

Susie Stover:
02/09/2018, 12:23:31 PM

I love the colors of this paper-so bright and striking together. Alexandra has come up with another of her terrific projects. Thank you for sharing this with us.

Tiffany Brummitt:
02/09/2018, 03:08:28 PM

I love the suitcase and album so much I want to make it. Will Graphic 45 sale the suitcase and album online?

Suzanne Armstrong:
02/15/2018, 03:12:33 PM,

Holy WOW! I love this project. The suitcase is devine and the tutorial is just great. You shared some great ideas, techniques, and imagination and I thank you. I love the G45 collections (all of them) Many, many thanks.

Sue Treadway:
02/15/2018, 03:51:07 PM

Alexandra’s beach suitcase and album are adorable. Would love to make them both! Congrats on a great design.

Cynthia Poritz:
02/15/2018, 10:46:16 PM

I picked up SunKissed at my local scrapbook store today, and love it. Where do you purchase the suitcase and album cover?

Janice Adams:
02/16/2018, 07:25:36 AM

So gorgeous !!! I love the suitcase !! WOW !!

02/17/2018, 05:47:12 PM

The Sun Kissed collection is wonderful! I love Alexandra's suitcase idea!

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07/05/2018, 04:09:37 PM, Armstrong

Can the directions or kit for this suit case pattern be ordered? I love it! And would love to make it. Thanks,

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