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Midnight Masquerade Box with a Secret

Posted by Graphic 45 02/23/2018 28 Comment(s) Home Decor,Altered Art,

Hello, G45ers!

 Looking to take your shaker cards to the next level?  Check out this genius Shaker Box by Brand Ambassador, Elena Olinevich.  Elena has created a vibrant storage box using our Midnight Masquerade paper collection and our Deep Rectangle Matchbook Box.  To go along with this brilliant box, we also have a Midnight Masquerade album below by Pam Bray.  Pam shares multiple tips on how to better use our paper collections, and she has also included a YouTube video.  So let's get ready and start this dance of creativity.  

But wait, we have our weekly blog winner to announce!  The winner of this week's stunning prize package is...Carol Golla! This is what Carol said on Magda’a Craft Studio blog: “I loved your craft room tour! I try to keep mine organized and always appreciate new tips. Graphic 45 paper groups are the best, most beautiful papers out there.”  Please email to claim your prize, and thank you to everyone who left comments and feedback on this week’s blog posts!  


This weeks prize package is an A Ladies’ Dairy - Deluxe Collector’s Edition, Portrait of a Lady 12x12 Paper Pad, Portrait of a Lady 12x12 Patterns & Solids Pad, Ephemera Cards, Chipboard, Staples, Shabby Chic Keys, Ornate Brads, and Policy Envelopes, a $110 value.


Midnight Masquerade Matchbook Box

by  Elena Olinevich


 “The shakers are the most popular trend nowadays. So I thought why wouldn’t try it not just for the cards?


Never guess what is hidden inside, however,  it’s a good chance to create a box that keeps something secret.


I put the card with a quote “ There‘s a Little Mystery hiding inside every woman”. So very true, so that I thought it would be a great background for it, isn’t it?



I used the  Staples Matchbook box, and it has a window - so perfect for any shaker. I covered it with an acrylic film and put the sequins inside. My color choice was determined by the colors of Midnight Masquerade collection.



I made a beautiful frame for it using the paper and the die cut and embellished the shaker window with the flowers and the fussy cutting images



I played with the layers and foam mounted some of the images for a more dimensional look.



I also used the colored feathers, I kept them for almost 10 years, finally, they came out from the box, and they match the mask perfectly.


To open the box easily - I added Antique Metal Door Pull, that I placed on the top of it.


Graphic 45 Supplies:


Staples - Deep Rectangle Matchbook Box

Staples - Antique Metal Door Pull


Other Supplies:

Docraft Acrylic Film, Spellbinders Dies, Prima Marketing Flowers and String

Feathers and Sequins


Looking for more Midnight Masquerade projects? 

Check out this fun-filled album by Pam Bray.

2017 G45 Brand Ambassadors- 2017 Pam Bray  - October 2017 - Midnight Masquerade Album with Tutorial using Ephemera and Brads - Photo 1_7834.jpg

Midnight Masquerade Album with Tutorial

By Pam Bray



  1. Epherema Cards can be used as photo mats.

  2. Epherema Cards when fussy cut and layered together create a great way to make embellishments for page layouts or card fronts.

  3. Epherema Cards can be used for cards, layout journaling, or to add to pockets.

  4. Fussy cut two like images from Epherema Cards or from pattern paper; layer together to form embellishments.

  5. Using tags, pockets, and chipboard pieces creates quick and easy embellishments for pages and tags.

  6. Decorate fronts and backs of each pocket insert and tag to have extra places for photos and memorabilia.

See full post here…

Midnight Masquerade Album with Tutorial using Ephemera Cards and Brads Video


2017 G45 Brand Ambassadors- 2017 Pam Bray  - October 2017 - Midnight Masquerade Album with Tutorial using Ephemera and Brads - Photo 33_7805.jpg


What a gorgeous blog post, big thanks to Elena Olinevich and Pam Bray for sharing your creative whimsies.  We hope you are ready to pick up your papers and start your own dance with creativity.  Be sure to try out one of Pam's tips and tricks and let us know how it goes down below in the comments.  We wish you a wonderful weekend and be sure to join us on Facebook, Instagramand YouTube for inspiration all weekend long.  

Happy Papercrafting!  

28 Comment(s)

Debbie Siddle:
02/23/2018, 10:52:20 AM

Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous!!!!! xxxx

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Vanessa LeClear:
02/23/2018, 11:21:15 AM

Congratulations to Carol! Elena and Pam both created such beautiful projects! Thanks for the inspiration.

Sarah Hutchins:
02/23/2018, 12:08:29 PM

Gorgeous colours and a gorgeous layout, love it. And congratulations to Carol!

Cheryl Wells:
02/23/2018, 12:11:22 PM

Congratulations to the winner!!!! The matchbook box and album are just beautiful - but then again, it's made with Graphic 45 - so stunning!!!

Michele Lewis:
02/23/2018, 12:19:53 PM

What beautiful beautiful colors! I love the box with the hidden element, but the album is also delightful! The colors just pop in both!

Ellen Haydon:
02/23/2018, 12:36:29 PM

I love the colors of the Midnight Masquerade. I have only been to New Orleans once, but I think another vacation there is due. I think they have "Happy Colors".Ellen Haydon

Kendra Scipione:
02/23/2018, 12:55:02 PM

Absolutely amazing! The colors of this collection are stunning and you have made it even more magical with your creative use of sequins! Very creative!

Rosann Barnes:
02/23/2018, 01:10:51 PM

Love the shaker box... OMG it's gorgeous ! And the album ... oh so pretty. Midnight Masquerade is just so festive !!

02/23/2018, 01:49:35 PM

The Midnight Masquerade transports me straight to New Orleans and all the vividness of Madi Gras. It’s a party on paper!

Michelle Nettleton:
02/23/2018, 02:20:12 PM

Wow I love the way Midnight Masquerade papers were used on both boxes. AWSOME !

Sue MacFall:
02/23/2018, 02:42:57 PM

Wonderful projects - such talented ladies. Thank you.

Holly Hatch:
02/23/2018, 03:44:01 PM

Love the shaker box! So pretty. Thanks for all the lovely products!

Angie Colwell:
02/23/2018, 04:18:47 PM

Love this collection! I created an entire banquet theme using these beautiful papers! Ladies your designs are wonderful!

Suzanne Vaughan:
02/23/2018, 04:39:39 PM

How wonderful, love this collection!

Suzy Hilborn:
02/23/2018, 08:01:31 PM

How boldly clever! That is so original of Pam Bray to use an unassembled pocket as the front of a half page pocket and then use the the Graphic 45 pocket tag as embellishment for her own style of a half page mat and journaling card. I really enjoyed today's blog. Thanks!

Lori Ritchie:
02/23/2018, 08:34:58 PM

Simply put - stunning, both projects are just absolutely gorgeous! I'm new to this type of crafting but I've been gorging on Graphic 45 videos and blog posts. Do you ship to Canada

Laurie Bradshaw:
02/23/2018, 09:45:22 PM

Awesome ideas. I love the colors, too!

Glenda Buster:
02/23/2018, 10:05:35 PM

Love today’s awesome projects using Midnight Masquerade.

Janet Ingraham:
02/23/2018, 10:10:47 PM

Gorgeous box with beautiful secret!

Dawn Belger:
02/23/2018, 11:10:23 PM

I absolutely love this collection. Have a special shadow box idea in my head for a very special lady. As always thanks for the tips

Maryann Laursen:
02/24/2018, 02:12:04 AM

WAUW this is so sooo beautiful and what a wonderful album too that goes into the box. All is just perfect

Peggy Salyer:
02/24/2018, 04:06:20 AM

This is just stunning. I have most of the materials available and would love to have a try at a small box which I could use as packaging for a birthday gift.

Jennifer Hyatt:
02/24/2018, 05:07:20 AM

Beautiful project! Graphic 45 collections are always perfect for these special projects.

02/24/2018, 08:55:05 AM

Absolutely beautiful! And using my favorite color palette as well as my love for secret boxes. Thank you so much for sharing a gorgeous project!

Anne McIntosh:
02/24/2018, 12:21:25 PM

Elena and Pam both did wonderful jobs highlighting that wonderful paper! The amount of fussy cutting is phenomenal and well used. Thanks for showing us how it can be done beautifully!

Sharon gullikson:
02/25/2018, 07:05:36 AM

I have never thought of doing a shaker box. Your papers make it gorgeous!

Michelle Chmelar:
02/25/2018, 09:51:51 AM

I love the colors in this collection. Making the shaker card..brilliant! Love the ideas that flow on the G45 blog. Thank you!

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