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#G45Album - Sun Kissed Album & Tutorial

Posted by Graphic 45 03/27/2018 34 Comment(s) Mini Albums,Tutorials,Videos,

Hello, G45ers!

 We have a Sun Kissed Mini Album video tutorial to share with you today by the one and only, Magda Cortez!  Magda's tutorial is so versatile and can be replicated with any Graphic 45 collection.  So be sure to pull out your papers and follow along.  This tutorial comes just in time before our March Challenge #G45Album is up.  


Join our #G45Album Challenge!

  • Create an album using Graphic 45 product

  • Upload your project to Graphic 45 - Official Community Page on Facebook using #G45Album

  • WIN a $150 prize pack, one winner will be selected randomly

  • Deadline: March 31st, 2018, at 11:59 pm PST

  • You can enter multiple times

  • Winner will be announced in the April 5th, 2018 newsletter


Celebrate National Craft Month with Graphic 45's March challenge.  It is easy, just create an album of any type using Graphic 45 product and upload to our Official Community Page to be entered to win!  Winner will win a $150 prize package of Graphic 45 goodies.  We look forward to flipping through the entries, only four more days to enter!


Sun Kissed Album

By Magda Cortez


Hi All.. I’m so excited to participate in the Monthly Challenge! And I’ll show you this easy but not easy structure I did for my album.. I’m including a tutorial and you can see there also a little video of the album and all the details in the pictures I hope you like it!


I’m just going to post a few photos here.. You can see more in the YouTube Video!


Sun Kissed Mini Album Video Tutorial


Tip: You can always add unexpected decorations as I did with the little piece of net.


Tip: I love .. love the Tags but I run out of the size and I just have the large but cutting one inch they fit perfect you just need to round the corners!!! What a great idea!


I fussy cut this ephemera card and it looks totally different!!


Well, I hope you like the challenge and participate!! I really enjoy making this easy but not easy mini album.. Once you see the video you are going to understand why I’m saying easy but not easy! :)



Magda Cortez


Graphic 45 Supplies:

Sun Kissed 12x12 Collection Pack

Sun Kissed Ephemera Cards

Sun Kissed Banners

Sun Kissed Stickers

Staples - Large Tag Album—Black

Staples - Regular Tag Album—Black


Other Supplies:

  • Black Cardstock and Little embellishments
  • From my stash.



Looking for more Beach Inspired Projects from Magda?

Check out these two home decor pieces.

Surfboard Frame & Ocean Fun Box

By Magda Cortez


“Happy Sun Kissed Day! Yes! I’m so happy today because the cold days are gone once you start working with these beautiful papers! Sun Kissed Paper Collection is sooooo Beautiful! I’m sure you will love it!

Read the full post here…


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 Cityscapes 8x8 Paper Pad, Butterfly Square Tag & Pocket Album, Door Knockers, and an ATC Alpha Banner Set, a $49 value.  The winner will be announced on the blog, Friday, March 30th, 2018.


We hope you enjoyed these tips and this video tutorial.  Magda, we want to send you our gratitude for sharing your incredible talents with us.  Now, be sure to share your #G45Album on the Graphic 45 - Official Community Page and leave a comment below to be entered to win, not one but two prizes.  Thanks for joining us!  


Happy Papercrafting!

34 Comment(s)

Vanessa LeClear:
03/27/2018, 10:24:30 AM

Magda's projects are gorgeous! Sun Kissed is such a beautiful collection!

Donna Russell:
03/27/2018, 11:05:07 AM

These projects are beautiful. Thanks for sharing

03/27/2018, 11:24:06 AM

Intriguing but fabulous! LOVE those papers too!

Glenda Buster:
03/27/2018, 11:26:01 AM

Lovely album and love this collection. Thank you so much for the tutorial and measurements for constructing the album!

Becca Yahrling:
03/27/2018, 12:13:09 PM

Absolutely stunning projects by both artists. I love the home décor projects; so fun!

Michele Lewis:
03/27/2018, 12:22:00 PM

That dies it! I absolutely HAVE to have the SunKissed collection! The papers themselves just make me smile everytime......they shout summer; sun on your skin and sand between your toes. Every creation is just so beautiful and the collection can be used so many ways!!! Have to have it.......LOL

Cheryl Wells:
03/27/2018, 12:27:16 PM

Magda's work is always so beautiful - thanks for sharing her wonderful talent!!

Kirsty Vittetoe:

So much fun. Love this beautiful collection!

sabine matagne:
03/27/2018, 12:41:52 PM

Waahou la boite sun kisses ,elle est trop belle! J'adore!

Ava Gavloski:
03/27/2018, 12:43:20 PM

Lovely presentation of the collection.

Regina Harrison:
03/27/2018, 12:47:44 PM

This is a beautiful album in my favorite collection by my favorite designer Magda. This daily inspiration couldn't be any better. Thank you:)

Magda - Brand Ambassador:
03/28/2018, 02:09:39 PM

Thanks so much Regina!

Sharon Gullikson:
03/27/2018, 01:21:46 PM

What an adorable album. I am so inspired by the projects you show---I used to be sort of intimidated by your gorgeous papers. No project was good enough to warrant using up my Graphic 45 papers. But since I have been checking out the projects on your blog, I have become courageous enough to use them and not feel like I'm wasting them. It sounds silly, but that's how I felt. They are too pretty to use! Thank you for the inspiration.... :)

Sue MacFall:
03/27/2018, 01:22:26 PM

Great projects,Magda - the video is very useful and although I haven't this collection I can see how to use one of the ones I do have.

Barbara G.:
03/27/2018, 01:30:12 PM

Gorgeous album, thanks for the video, Magda!!

03/27/2018, 01:36:39 PM

Wow what an amazing mini album,well done and it looks fabulous ,all those tucks flaps and pocket areas, possibly a little hard for me but I am always inspired by your lovely videos, thanks for the share

Kathy Jo Wood:
03/27/2018, 01:49:42 PM,

Magda- what a great "easy but not easy" album. :)

Sue D:
03/27/2018, 01:56:55 PM

Very cute album!

Michelle Nettleton:
03/27/2018, 02:45:50 PM

Waiting on the arrival of the Sun Kissed collection,then I'm going to try my hand at this lovely mini!

Kathleen E Capachione:
03/27/2018, 04:17:30 PM

I love it all. Thanks for sharing

03/27/2018, 04:58:43 PM

Magda does an awesome job in creating these items, which makes the papers come alive! They are beautiful!

Martie Rollin:
03/27/2018, 06:37:11 PM

Love the Sun Kissed paper collection...great colors and images!

03/27/2018, 08:29:33 PM,

Beautiful as always! I love Graphic 45!!!

Judy Phillips:
03/27/2018, 10:57:23 PM

Love the mini albums - thank you so much, Magda! Your whole team is so darn talented!

Arianna Barbara:
03/28/2018, 02:46:03 AM

Wow! Great inspiration today! These projects are simply breathless!

03/28/2018, 04:32:24 AM

How so very awesome...such take talent...thanks fir videos please keep them up! Just love G45

Debbie Siddle:
03/28/2018, 07:10:11 AM

Loving these designs and the Sun Kissed collection - good one xx

Kate LeBlanc:
03/28/2018, 08:28:29 AM

The colors in the Sun Kissed collection are stunning. I love Magda's mini album and all of her other projects. It makes me want to kick off my shoes and get to some fussy cutting! Love it G45!

Diane F:
03/28/2018, 10:23:45 AM

I totally enjoyed your "easy but not easy" mini album. So pretty!

Nadia W:
03/28/2018, 10:48:39 AM

Great this collection

Magda- Brand Ambassador:
03/28/2018, 02:12:03 PM,

Thank you all for your sweet comments.. they mean a lot!

Judy B:
03/28/2018, 03:27:45 PM

Thanks for sharing all these great projects made with the Graphic 45 papers and embellishments. I love seeing all the wonderful projects. Thanks for the chance to win.

Karen Rice:
03/29/2018, 12:35:08 PM

What lovely projects-- Such amazing creativity! Thank you for sharing your talents, ladies!

Anne McIntosh:
03/29/2018, 01:34:51 PM

Magda has inspired me once again. I can't wait to get myself organized so I can start making a few of these albums. They are so clever and beautiful, I know my friends are going to love them! Thank you!

04/18/2018, 08:45:45 AM

This is beautiful.

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