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Gift Ideas with our Little Women Collection

Posted by Graphic 45 03/07/2018 41 Comment(s) Mini Albums,Cards,Tutorials,Videos,Tags,

Hello, G45ers!

 We love a good celebration and what better way to give than with handmade gifts?  So today we are celebrating the release of our new Little Women collection with two fun and easy gift ideas by the incredible and talented, Katelyn Grosart.  Katelyn shares a bookmark and coordination gift envelope with a full step by step Snapguide tutorial.  Gift envelopes can act as a card, with the benefits of storing keepsakes, tickets, money or other flat gift ideas!  So let's hop to it!


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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.


Little Women Bookmark and Gift Envelope

By Katelyn Grosart

Hey G45 Fans! With the release of Little Women in January, my head has been spinning with different ways to use it. With the Little Women paper in hand, I set off and created my Little Women Bookmark and Matching Gift Envelope using the Little Women collection and a variety of the Staples from the Staples Collection. These pieces will be perfect to give to that special person in your life who loves to read.  You’ll want to grab a cup of your favourite beverage and enjoy the photos and tutorial of my Little Women Bookmark and Matching Gift Envelope”.



Tip: Add chipboard, fussy cut images and metal elements to decorate the corner of the tag.



Tip: Cut the Carte Postale from the backside of the 3”x4” Ephemera card.




Tip: Policy envelopes can be used for so many different things. I love to use mine for storage, cards, mini albums and so much more.



Tip: Use the Label Holder to highlight a certain word or image on your project.


Check out How to Create a Bookmark With Matching Gift Envelope by Katelyn Grosart on Snapguide.

How to Create a Bookmark and Matching Envelope 


Graphic 45 Supplies:

Little Women 12x12 Collection Pack

Little Women Chipboard

Little Women Ephemera Cards

Staples - Ornate Metal Keys

Staples - Policy Envelopes-Large Black

Staples - Large Tag Album—Black


Other Supplies:

  • Ranger Ink: Vintage Photo Distress Ink & Blending Tool with Foam
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: 3D Foam Squares and EZ Runner
  • Misc: Doily & Ribbon
  • Scissors & Paper Trimmer


Thanks for joining me today and I hope that you’ll recreate my Little Women Bookmark and Matching Gift Envelope at home.” ~ Katelyn Grosart


Looking for more ideas using our Large Tag Albums?

Check out this Master Detective Album by Nico Scrap.

album of curiosities, master detective, photo 1, by Nico Scrap, Product by Graphic 45..jpg

Album of Curiosities

By Nico Scrap

“Okay, I have a new favourite collection ever. I love skulls, I love spider webs, and I do love Sherlock Holmes. When I was a little boy I had to read one book for school during Summer holidays, and I chose one of the Sherlock Holmes books. My Grandma and I spent that Summer together and we read 6 books! I dressed up like Sherlock Holmes for the whole Summer and was always saying, "Elementary, my dear Watson" for no reason...LOL

When I saw this collection I thought I should make something for my grandma in memory of that amazing Summer!” ~Nico

Album of Curiosities YouTube Video Tutorial



What a great way to celebrate our new collection Little Women and our Large Tag Albums!  Sending gratitude and love to Katelyn and Nico for sharing these amazing how-to tutorials.  Big thanks to you for joining us for another day here on the Graphic 45 blog.  Remember we blog Monday through Friday here every week, sharing tutorials, tips, videos, and overall beautiful handmade projects.  Let us know in the comments below what type of handmade gifts you create and you will be entered to win this week's blog prize.  


Happy Papercrafting!

41 Comment(s)

Frances Perkins:
03/07/2018, 10:27:52 AM

so many ideas and so little time......another awesome ideas

Katy West:
03/07/2018, 10:32:37 AM

I would love to win the Secret Garden package. It is so colorful and beautiful. I love gardening and I would love to make some fantastic things with this package. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Carole Lohr:
03/07/2018, 10:34:41 AM

These projects are so beautiful. And I can't wait to be able to purchase the Little Women collection.The bookmark with a book would be such a great gift.

Sharon Gullikson:
03/07/2018, 11:23:24 AM

I am going to need to get the Secret Garden collection because we are going to England in September, and will want to make some remembrance books, bookmarks, and who knows what else. The flowers are just perfect--very English...

Debbie Siddle:
03/07/2018, 11:28:14 AM

Love the idea of large tag albums - great stuff xx

Donna Russell:
03/07/2018, 11:35:16 AM

wow great way to use the beauitful paper. Thanks for sharing

Michele Lewis:
03/07/2018, 11:37:49 AM

I love these creations! Katelyn's bookmark and envelope idea would be awesome to give with the book! Nico as always is just SO original!

03/07/2018, 12:11:16 PM

More beautiful & inspiring ideas from another amazing G45 collection!

03/07/2018, 12:15:00 PM

The large tag bookmark is gorgeous! And the beautiful envelope is perfect for gifting. My book-loving sister would adore this! Can't wait to get my own Little Women papers! Thanks for the detailed tutorials!

Sue D:
03/07/2018, 12:37:17 PM

Wonderful gift set!

03/07/2018, 01:02:05 PM

Lovely set made with Little Women papers. I love the Album of Curiosities, and the story behind it.

Paula Reynolds:
03/07/2018, 01:06:30 PM

I would love to win the set -- so beatuiful, and with so much potential!

Mathilde S.:
03/07/2018, 01:17:35 PM

The Bookmark and Envelope make a beautiful gift.I love both projects,very different but inspiring.Always enjoy the tutorials.

Regina Harrison:
03/07/2018, 01:29:10 PM

Wonderful ideas:) I am excited to work with this Little Women collection id I ever receive it.

Margaret McGlaun:
03/07/2018, 01:31:34 PM

What beautiful tags. Hope to win the Secret Garden set -- it too will make some beautiful tags and albums.

Martie Rollin:
03/07/2018, 01:37:48 PM

Love all the fussy cut flowers!

03/07/2018, 01:39:49 PM

Such nice papers and ideas with them! I'm sad they're so difficult to get in France

Beulah Bee:
03/07/2018, 01:40:01 PM,

Great project and tips!

Jeane A:
03/07/2018, 02:27:40 PM

I’ve a girlfriend who is magical with plants, and her back yard reminds me of the secret garden. I would love to have the collection to make her a album to celebrate her garden! Thanks for continuing to make such beautiful papers!

Glenda Buster:
03/07/2018, 03:12:14 PM

Beautiful! A bookmark made with the Little Women’s. Collection is perfect for paper celebrating the book, “Little Women” ❤️❤️.

Sue Turner:
03/07/2018, 03:31:05 PM

I love your tutorials. Thank you for sharing. I love making tags and mini books. I just haven’t had the time to do much lately.

03/07/2018, 03:35:06 PM

Can’t wait to get this fabulous new paper collection-one of the best G45! Loving the projects too.

Anne McIntosh:
03/07/2018, 04:19:08 PM

I love both projects today for very different reasons. First the Little Women bookmark and gift card for being extremely feminine and beautiful. Then the Album of Curiosities Tag Album which appeals very much to my SteamPunk sensibilities! Good work ladies!

Kathleen E Capachione:
03/07/2018, 04:31:03 PM

Gift envelopes are one of my favorite projects. Yours is outstanding. Great gift for a hostess of a dinner party. Thanks again!

Kirsty Vittetoe:

Wow So many AMAZING projects with gorgeous collection!

Peggy Salyer:
03/07/2018, 04:59:37 PM

I have 3 sisters and our mom always called us Little Women. I would love to win this set.

Diane Howard:
03/07/2018, 07:40:18 PM

Love G45 all the collections.

Sandra Wilkinson:
03/07/2018, 08:12:24 PM

I have so many projects lined up in my head with the G45 papers I have collected...what could one more matter?

Ava Gavloski:
03/07/2018, 08:28:53 PM

Great presentation

03/07/2018, 10:05:32 PM,


Carla Hundley:
03/07/2018, 10:12:17 PM

All these creations are just fabulous! Happy Hump Day. Carla from Utah

Holly Hatch:
03/07/2018, 10:24:39 PM

I think what I like most about your papers are the colors. I don't believe there is any other line of products who have such beautifully vibrant colors in their papers. The quality is so rich and just feels expensive.

Kelly Stanoyevic:
03/08/2018, 12:05:29 AM

Amazingly and beautiful.I would love anything from this line. I make mini albums and would really like to have one with this paper. Thank you

Bettina Kreuer:
03/08/2018, 05:56:52 AM

Thanks for the great inspirations. This project is adorable

Suzy Q:
03/08/2018, 07:04:05 AM

Oh my! Your Little Women Bookmark and Envelope are just so so beautiful!!! And look very easy to do in your tutorial! Thanks so much for the great idea!

Shannon Dario:
03/08/2018, 07:51:37 AM

I love this idea for my friends that love books. My nieces birthday is next month and she loves animals. Think I will use Raining Cats and Dogs for her. Thanks for more inspiration. I love this blog!

Peggy Joyce:
03/08/2018, 12:09:40 PM,

Love this new release.....sooo charming and sweet.

becca yahrling:
03/08/2018, 05:23:48 PM

always such gorgeous inspiration here, I love it all!

Judy Phillips:
03/08/2018, 08:41:27 PM

Thank you for such beautiful projects! I save them all in a file!

Janet Ingraham:
03/09/2018, 04:56:12 AM

Love these ideas and the giveaway. WOOHOO

Sandra Featherston:
03/09/2018, 05:14:55 AM

Gorgeous!! Love the project idea. I love the Little Women paper as well.

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