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[60-Second Video Tutorial] Mini Album with Storage Box

Posted by Graphic 45 04/26/2018 36 Comment(s) Mini Albums,Tutorials,Videos,

Hello, G45ers!

  In this post we have an excellent Mini Album & Coordinating Storage Box by Pam Bray.  Pam breaks down how she has created this easy to recreate scrapbook album in a 60-Second Video Tutorial.  You are going to love these DIY projects both featuring our Raining Cats & Dogs - Deluxe Collector’s Edition and our Staples - ATC Book Box.  So, let's jump in and let Pam's creativity and tips inspire us.  



Raining Cats and Dogs Altered Box and Mini Album
with 60 Second Tutorial

By Pam Bray

“Hi Graphic 45 Fans! Do you have pets? I do! I have a Toy Yorkie named Charlie and a Tabby Cat named Gracie. They are the same age which is fun. Our cat thinks he is Charlies brother and it is always fun watching them play together and I love taking photos of them. They can be so mischievous at times, lol.  Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs Deluxe Collections Edition is the perfect collection for all your pet photos for making layouts, minis, altered projects or cards.


  1. Taking photos of pets, inanimate objects, scenery, etc will make fabulous keepsake minis to share with family and friends.

  2. Save small boxes to store keepsake albums and memorabilia in.


Raining Cats & Dogs Mini Album Pages with Tutorial


Graphic 45 Supplies:

Other Supplies:

  • MayArts Red Ribbon, Brown and Red Twine
  • Xyron Creative Station with Permanent Adhesive
  • Flowers
  • Pop Dots
  • Black Nail Heads and Brads










Weekly Blog Contest

Just leave a comment here on the blog, Instagram, and/or  Facebook to be entered to win! This week’s prize package a Decades Dye Inkpad Package, a $45 value. The Winner will be announced on the blog Friday, April 27th.  


The Decades Inkpad Package includes:

  • Antique Moss - Green
  • Bon Voyage - Blue
  • Dark Cashmere - Brown
  • French Lilac - Purple
  • Photogenic - Black
  • Precious Pink - Pink
  • Robin’s Egg - Light Blue
  • Triumphant Red - Red
  • Venetian Lace - Pale Yellow

Decades inkpads feature dye-based inks that create a vintage look.  They are the perfect ink for distress and mixed media projects. Featuring signature Graphic 45 colors that coordinate with our paper collections!


What another gorgeous day on the Graphic 45 blog.  Thank you for stopping by, and to Pam for sharing her talents.  Be sure to leave a comment below, and come back tomorrow to find out who will win this week's blog prize!


Happy Papercrafting!

36 Comment(s)

04/26/2018, 11:32:47 AM

Fabulous projects -so inspiring. Thank you for sharing with us.

Michele Lewis:
04/26/2018, 11:43:55 AM

Beautiful creations Pam! I love the way you have used's so striking! Love it!!Those inkpads look scrumptious!!

Glenda Buster:
04/26/2018, 11:47:34 AM

Love the Raining Cats and Dogs collection! Thanks for the video. This project is an excellent way to show off pet pics.

Cheryl Wells:
04/26/2018, 12:20:34 PM

Soooo cute - love, love the box!!!

Patricia Kult:
04/26/2018, 12:27:28 PM

I just love this project! The album and the decorated box is just gorgeous and I can't wait to give it a try! So chic and well coordinated! Beautiful!

Devra Joy:
04/26/2018, 12:35:34 PM

My favorite collection. Been waiting for just the right project

Martie Rollin:
04/26/2018, 12:45:35 PM

Raining Cats and Dogs is such a colorful collection! Makes any project eye catching. Nice!

Sue D:
04/26/2018, 12:55:36 PM

Great video and cute project. I like the papers and embellishments.

Suzy Q:
04/26/2018, 01:16:21 PM

Very cute box and tags! And would luv to win the Decades Dye Inkpad package! Awesome prize!

Toni Bettencourt:
04/26/2018, 01:24:44 PM

This project by Pam Bray is beautifully decorated and looks like it took forever to make. I’m pleasantly surprised it is so quick and easy. Thank you for sharing Pam!

Kirsty Vittetoe:

Love these beautiful tag albums. Thank you for the inspiration

Peggy Joyce:
04/26/2018, 01:58:23 PM,

The video cut out at the very end, but got enough of it to see the measurements, etc. Very clever idea. Will try this as I have the paper.

Jan Kennedy:
04/26/2018, 02:02:09 PM

Such darling project with "Raining Cats and Dogs." When will these papers be available again?

Linda Sebrasky:
04/26/2018, 02:35:13 PM

Very cute, quick album.

Debra Dickerson:
04/26/2018, 02:56:12 PM

This is such a cute way to use the cat and dog line. So creative, I love it!

Diane F:
04/26/2018, 03:21:10 PM

Another beautiful project! Love it!

Regina Harrison:
04/26/2018, 04:23:36 PM

This is a great project using 1 of my personal favorites. I will be waiting for this to be back in stock.

Margaret McGlaun:
04/26/2018, 04:28:42 PM

What a sweet album. I definitely will give this one a try. Thanks for the ideas and beautiful collections.

Mary Jane P.:
04/26/2018, 04:34:41 PM

Too cute for words!!

Carla Hundley:
04/26/2018, 04:44:54 PM

Beautiful album and lovely tags. Carla from Utah

Becca Yahrling:
04/26/2018, 05:00:58 PM

So. fun, so gorgeous!

Jan G.:
04/26/2018, 08:28:39 PM

How cute is this? What a great idea for my sister ...... must make!

Judy Phillips:
04/26/2018, 09:02:15 PM

Love the vibrant colors in this project!

Jill McAuley:
04/26/2018, 09:05:37 PM

Great execution Pam...appreciate your eye for detail...

Laurie Bradshaw:
04/26/2018, 09:16:14 PM

What stunning colors. I love the color pallet!

04/26/2018, 09:50:21 PM

What a cute mini-album! Such a clever design, too.

Libeeti Frenkel:
04/26/2018, 10:27:21 PM

Gorgeous project! beautiful papers and great design. love it.

Debbie Siddle:
04/27/2018, 03:53:44 AM

Love the turquoise, green and black together.

Teresa Cruz:
04/27/2018, 04:22:54 AM,

Gorgeous colours!! Amazing it!! makes me what to make so with this lovely collection too!!

Robin Kowalski:
04/27/2018, 04:51:58 AM

Beautiful colors. Thank you for the wonderful tutorial !!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Barb in kazoo:
04/27/2018, 06:29:58 AM

This ea re such great colors, thanks for the chance to win

Mary Morel:
04/27/2018, 07:21:35 AM

Beautiful project Pam! I have 2 sets of Raining..., all because they put our sweet Boston Terrier on it

Arianna Barbara:
04/27/2018, 09:36:55 AM

Wow! Stunning project!!!

Anne McIntosh:
04/27/2018, 11:36:26 AM

I was just wondering what to do with my Raining Cats and Dogs Collection for a belated birthday present for my niece. You just solved my dilemma! What a great project! Thank you.

Michelle Chmelar:
04/27/2018, 11:47:15 AM

Adorable project for our furry friends! Just love the Raining Cats and Dogs Collection!

Rosa González:
04/27/2018, 07:48:02 PM

hermoso trabajo creo que podre intentarlo gracias

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