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2 For 1: Mini Album in a Box

Posted by Graphic 45 03/05/2018 66 Comment(s) Mini Albums,Home Decor,

Hello, G45ers!

 We have a genius new way to keep your keepsakes and photos safe in this two for one mini album in a book box by Einat Kessler.  Einat used one of our many Book Boxes and our Secret Garden - Deluxe Collector’s Edition to create this stunning scrapbook.  One of the many reasons we are thrilled to share this beauty is because it fits perfectly with our March #G45Album Challenge.  This Challenge is easy to enter and a great opportunity to mingle with like-minded G45ers, and a fun chance to win $150 of G45 goodies.  Just create an album using Graphic 45 products, and upload to the Graphic 45 - Official Community Page using the #G45Album hashtag and you will be entered to win!  But before we jump into this fun album in a box we have our Weekly Blog Contest to announce. 


Weekly Blog Contest

Just leave a comment here on the blog,  Facebook, and/or  Instagram to be entered to win!  This week’s prize package includes a Secret Garden - Deluxe Collector’s Edition and Staples - Inspire, Create, Imagine Die-Cut Tags,  a $35+ value.  The winner will be announced on the blog, Friday, March 9th, 2018.


Mini Album Box

By Einat Kessler


Hi dear crafty friends!

Einat here with a new project to inspire you. I love boxes. They seem to capture my imagination and I always try to come up with new ways of incorporating them in my projects. Today I want to share with you my Mini Album Box.


At first glance, it might seem like a regular box that I covered with papers and embellished. But this box is actually a mini album…




To create this mini album box I used the kraft ATC box. I love its size and that it’s deep and can fit a lot inside. I cut the side of the box and attached a binding mechanism. This way the box is both a box and the cover for the mini album.


Then I added the pages and embellished the box with the amazing Secret Garden collection.



Tip #1: When changing the structure of a box make sure it’s sturdy enough to stand the change. Cover the cuts with washi tape to hide the cuts and the inner chipboard.



Tip #2: When covering a box or a 3D project cut your paper slightly smaller than the area you need to cover. This will make the movement of the project easier and add a uniform margin around all sides.



Graphic 45 Supplies:

Secret Garden - Deluxe Collector's Edition

Staples - ATC Book Box - Kraft

Staples - Washi Tape Set

Thanks for stopping by and have fun creating!” ~Einat



Looking for more fun ways to add a mini into a box?

Check out this Midnight Masquerade Boxed Mini Album.

Mini Bound in Box

By Annette Green


With this Midnight Masquerade Mini Album in a Box project sheet and cutting guide(in link below), you will be able to create a beautiful memory album that is bound inside the box.  This album has pockets, tags, and oodles of room for photos and journaling sentiments.  


See full newsletter with downloadable project sheet here…



Two amazing boxes in one fun post!  We hope we have helped start your week off with some delightful inspiration.  Thank you for joining us here, and to Einat and Annette for sharing these great crafty ideas!  Be sure to leave a comment below to be entered to win this week's contest, and come back tomorrow for more Graphic 45 fun!  


Happy Papercrafting!  

66 Comment(s)

Dawn Belger:
03/05/2018, 10:56:48 AM

Both projects are an inspiration. Thanks for sharing and sharing your tips.

Lana Bisson:
03/06/2018, 06:22:01 AM

I love all the details. I could see the Secret Garden collection working for all the pictures I have taken of my cottage gardens. Thank you for the inspiration. truely brilliant

jean marmo:
03/05/2018, 11:02:45 AM

Simply stunning projects! Such amazing details!

Michelle Chmelar:
03/05/2018, 11:06:12 AM

I love these projects! Secret garden is so beautiful!

Nicole La Jeunesse:
03/05/2018, 11:06:59 AM

Love this concept of a book in a box, what a keepsake to make! And share with ones you love. Thanks for sharing!

Glenda Buster:
03/05/2018, 11:14:12 AM

Adorable boxed mini album projects. Thank you so much for sharing!!

Pat Blank:
03/05/2018, 11:28:38 AM

Secret Garden is one of my all-time favorite collections. These projects are wonderful.

Barb Ashby:
03/05/2018, 11:29:24 AM

Love, love , love these box albums! So beautiful and useful!

Regina Harrison:
03/05/2018, 11:32:12 AM

I love this idea of making the actual box the album. So inspiring:)

Donna Russell:
03/05/2018, 11:40:19 AM

Love both these mini albums. Secret Garden is one of my favorite collection. Thanks for sharing and a chance to win

Rebecca Rosas:
03/05/2018, 11:49:12 AM

Very ingenious box/album by Einat!

Sue MacFall:
03/05/2018, 11:59:37 AM

These boxes and albums are beautiful Thank you both for sharing with us.

Michele Lewis:
03/05/2018, 12:11:36 PM

two beautiful creations! Funnily enough, I am working on a box to house a Baby 2 Bride album that I have in mind. The lid has given me so much trouble!! But after four tries, I am happy and the decorating has begun!

Martie Rollin:
03/05/2018, 12:18:59 PM

Very creative way to use a plain old box! Well done! Beautiful prize collection...thanks!

03/05/2018, 12:19:56 PM

Love all the beautiful ideas! G45 never disappoints.

Robin Bissland:
03/05/2018, 12:21:29 PM

WOW!!! I Love this idea!!! This will have to be my next project!!! Thank you Einat and Annette!!! I Love them!!!!!

Cheryl Wells:
03/05/2018, 12:21:57 PM

Both box albums are beautiful - the Secret Garden paper is definitely one of my favorites of Graphic 45 - as always, thanks for sharing such beautiful projects.

Kate Buhovtsova:
03/05/2018, 12:27:35 PM

It’s very interesting and beautiful!

03/05/2018, 12:33:04 PM

Love it

Sue D:
03/05/2018, 12:35:53 PM

Love these beautiful boxes.

03/05/2018, 12:41:52 PM

Both of these projects are so fabulous and so very inspiring. Thank you Annette and Einat ♡

Mathilde S:
03/05/2018, 12:48:25 PM

Love love the two boxes,beautiful gift for keepsakes .Congratulations G45,you have the best design teams!

Sharon Gullikson:
03/05/2018, 12:56:15 PM

What a great gift that would make. The papers you chose look wonderful!!!

Patricia Kult:
03/05/2018, 01:09:15 PM

What great projects! Love decorated boxes and albums- just beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

Anne McIntosh:
03/05/2018, 01:12:50 PM

I'm impressed once again! The 2 for 1 box/mini album is a wonder! I wish my mind were half as creative as Einat! And of course the second box/album is beautiful with one of my favorite collections!

Kathleen E Capachione:
03/05/2018, 01:17:24 PM

I just found my plain box in my stash. I will do mine with SunKissed. A mini in the making! Thanks for inspiring*****

Kirsty Vittetoe:

Wow! AMAZING projects!!!!

03/05/2018, 02:11:27 PM

Very nice! I really like the idea of changing the boxes to be more decorative and useful.

03/05/2018, 02:25:29 PM

How lovely...2 darling wish I could make them, someday I'll try, for now I just drool over love g45!

Anne W:
03/05/2018, 02:37:05 PM

These boxes are just lovely. I still think Midnight Masquerade has my favorite collection of colors. Great inspiration.

Marla L.:
03/05/2018, 02:49:01 PM

All of my family and friends know that Secret Garden is one of my favorite collections EVER! I still have memories of my mother reading the book to me which led to numerous elaborate bedtime stories. I am so happy to be able to revisit those memories at the mention ir glance of the Collection.

03/05/2018, 02:50:19 PM

Very fun boxes - love them!

Katherine Buchanan:
03/05/2018, 03:03:58 PM

Beautiful inspiration, as always!

03/05/2018, 03:05:04 PM

Fabulous boxes, so pretty.

Toni Bettencourt:
03/05/2018, 03:15:32 PM

These two boxed mini albums are great inspiration to switch up the “old straight forward” covered minis. Great work! Thanks G45 for continuing to provide these newsletters packed with creativity and innovation.

Trish Keegan:
03/05/2018, 03:47:23 PM

Amazing and so beautiful! I would love to try these at some point! I do love Secret Garden and made a box once for my mom! I love ALL your papers BTW!!!

Sandra German:
03/05/2018, 03:49:34 PM

I like this idea, and it gives me an idea! Stay tuned!

03/05/2018, 04:48:23 PM,


Kim Persinger:
03/05/2018, 04:54:49 PM

The mini album in a box is absolutely precious. Thank you very much for the chance to win and sharing.

03/05/2018, 05:01:40 PM

What neat ideas .Love both the paper

03/05/2018, 05:31:43 PM

I just love all the different ways y’all use these products. You are such an inspiration. I love Graphic 45 and have been using it for quite some time. Thank you for putting out such inspiration!

Bev Bloomfield:
03/05/2018, 05:32:52 PM

Beautiful Box, love graphic 45 paper I need to try this soon as I am retiring and will have time to work on this; thanks for the great tips

03/05/2018, 05:59:52 PM

I love making boxes too. Thank you for these beautiful examples,

Diane Howard:
03/05/2018, 07:57:28 PM

What a wonderful two for one project.

Carla Hundley:
03/05/2018, 08:40:53 PM

This album made out of the box is just amazing! What an idea. Carla from Utah

Koala BC/Barb:
03/05/2018, 09:07:03 PM

Beautiful way to do 2 different albums with you amazing G45 paper collections..I adore all you create..Thanks for showing these..and for this chance...Stunning Secret Garden paper collection...

Gerry Cacciatore:
03/05/2018, 09:57:07 PM

What beautiful projects! The only problem is that I will have a very difficult time giving away any I make.

Nancy Hinojosa:
03/05/2018, 10:36:46 PM

Beautiful. I am just becoming acquainted with Graphic 45 and paper crafting. Directions are easy to follow. Looking forward to starting my project.

Sheri Plasker:
03/06/2018, 12:36:56 AM

Both projects are beautifully designed! Thank you for the inspiration! I love the idea of using the box as a mini album cover! I really appreciate the tips also!

Sharon Snider:
03/06/2018, 01:09:05 AM

Incredible imagination. I just love these ideas, can't wait to try it.

Judy Phillips:
03/06/2018, 02:00:53 AM

Thank you for starting out our week in such a beautiful way!

Michelle Nettleton:
03/06/2018, 02:37:07 AM

I have to make one of these. So creative!

rovianne thorpe:
03/06/2018, 04:05:48 AM

This is gorgeous! Really stunning. And such beautiful papers. Very fitting for the time of year as Spring is about to happen.

sabine matagne:
03/06/2018, 05:09:12 AM

Cet album boite est vraiment magnifique! Quelle bonne idée! Et j'adore cette collection secret garden,elle est merveilleuse!

Dorothy McCarthy:
03/06/2018, 06:29:50 AM,

What beautiful works of art!!

Sandra Featherston:
03/06/2018, 06:45:14 AM

Beautiful. Such a delicate flower print. Love Secret Garden. Love the project inspiration.

Kelly Massman:
03/06/2018, 07:21:04 AM

quite lovely

03/06/2018, 07:26:50 AM

Amazing projects

03/06/2018, 08:42:06 AM

Love the papers, love the design, thank you for the inspiration to try something new like this!!

Debbie Siddle:
03/06/2018, 09:40:55 AM

Pretty album boxes and a sweet prize xx

Barbara M:
03/06/2018, 11:57:24 AM

Love your box project. It just hard to get my hands on these products...everyone loves them!

Dottie in CT:
03/06/2018, 01:44:59 PM

Love both ideas but I am partial to the soft Secret Garden colors. Thanks also for the tips; they are very helpful.

Von Price:
03/06/2018, 02:16:20 PM

I have made man G/45 albums and love everyone. Love all the Paper Pad and the wonderful colors and Ideas.

Joanne DeJong:
03/06/2018, 06:18:44 PM

Would love to create a mini album with these beautiful papers !

Karen Rice:
03/06/2018, 09:32:25 PM

What beautiful album boxes! I love all the patterned paper that lends itself to such gorgeous creations!

Suzy Q:
03/08/2018, 04:13:18 AM

Beautiful mini-albums! Awesome ideas! Thanks so much.

03/08/2018, 11:07:10 PM

Boxes are so intriguing - and the album box is so cool! I love Secret Garden.

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