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DIY Seasons Frame Tutorial - Pam Bray's Farewell Post

Posted by Graphic 45 05/23/2018 55 Comment(s) Home Decor,Tutorials,

Hello, G45ers!

 Today, we have a step by step DIY Frame Tutorial to celebrate our USA Brand Ambassador, Pam Bray.  Pam has shared non-stop timeless projects with Graphic 45 for the last two wonderful years, and today she has gone above and beyond to commemorate her time on the G45 team for her farewell post.  Pam used our Seasons paper collection and Staples - Square Tag & Clock Die to create this home decor piece.  Before we just in we wanted to do our mid-week contests reminder, so be sure to leave your love in the comments to be entered to win! 


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 includes Off to the Races 12x12 Paper Pad, 12x12 Patterns & Solids Paper Pad, Chipboard, Die-Cut Banners, and three embellishments from our Staples collection, a $73+ value. The Winner will be announced on the blog Friday, May 25th.



Graphic 45 Through the Seasons Frame with Tutorial

By Pam Bray

“It is a sad day for me…. two years and through two sets of Seasons I have enjoyed and loved every minute of being part of the Graphic 45 Team/Family!!! I will never forget the morning two years ago when I woke up to all the congratulatory post, emails and text! I thought I was dreaming when I saw my name on the Graphic 45 Team list and still keep pinching myself over the opportunity to be able to design for such a fabulous, loving and creative company.  The Graphic 45 designers are all so wonderful and I love the new friendships that I have made with them and with the Graphic 45 community! I say goodbye to being a Design Team member but I will always consider myself part of their family, so they aren't going to get rid of me easily, lol! It has been an amazing, creative journey and I feel so honored and privileged. Make sure to follow me as I continue my creative journey and will share my creations with them and you.  Thank you Graphic 45 for such an amazing, creative time!” Pam

“I love taking chipboard and creating frames. My last post for the Graphic 45 Design Team I am going to share an easy chipboard frame. You will need a piece of 11” x 11” and 10” x 10” chipboard to create the “Through the Seasons” Altered Frame. What better way to finish by term with the Graphic 45 team but to celebrate the seasons …they went by quickly and this project will be quick to recreate.” ~Pam

Graphic 45 Supplies:


Other Supplies:

  • 11” x 11” Chipboard
  • 10” x 10” Chipboard
  • 4 ½” Paper Doilies
  • Xyron Tape Runner
  • Pop Dots



  1. Cover chipboard with pattern paper to create frame pieces.  


  1. Adhere together. Add border strips from each center to side of smaller chipboard frame.


  2. Die cut doilies from paper; adhere to top of doilies. Add to top frame.


  3. Fussy cut each season images from pattern paper adhere to each of the doily frames.


  4. Continue until four seasons are on frame.


  5. Fussy cut second images from pattern paper; add to top of frames with pop dots.






“This is not a goodbye, my darling, this is a thank you.”

Nicholas Sparks (Message in a Bottle)

We want to thank Pam from the bottom of our hearts for sharing step by step directions, inspiration, and beauty with all of us in the G45 community.  We look forward to watching Pam on her creative journey and we're excited for more magical projects.  Thank you all for joining us today, and be sure to come back for more tomorrow.  Until then...


Happy Papercrafting!

55 Comment(s)

Michele Taylor:
05/23/2018, 10:25:05 AM, Graphic 45

Just Beautiful!

Sharon Gullikson:
05/23/2018, 10:50:34 AM

What a great project. The flowers are gorgeous! And the papers...

Jean Marmo:
05/23/2018, 11:10:47 AM

Simply stunning!

Carole Lohr:
05/23/2018, 11:14:56 AM

This was a great tutorial for a lovely project. Thanks for all your wonderful ideas today and in the past. Good luck in the future.

Michele Lewis:
05/23/2018, 11:36:43 AM

I am so sorry to see you go Pam; you will be greatly missed! I love this frame that you have created! it's gorgeous! Thank you for the inspiration! Thank you also to Graphic 45 for the many ways that you help us to grow as crafters and for the fabulous and generous prizes you offer!!

05/23/2018, 11:37:19 AM

Gorgeous project using beautiful papers. Thanks for all the inspiration.

Dorothy Ferguson:
05/23/2018, 12:18:00 PM

Absolutely beautiful. Thanks so much for the tutorial.

Kathleen Read:
05/23/2018, 12:19:58 PM

OH...this frame is so beautiful! And, its something I can make, which makes this tutorial even better. I enjoy all the tutorials, but some are overwhelming. This is perfect. Thank you for your "farewell" project, Pam!

05/23/2018, 12:23:47 PM

Oh this is just gorgeous! Thank you for all the inspiration you've shared, and the beautiful projects that make OUR lives so much fun with Graphic 45!

05/23/2018, 12:23:47 PM

Oh this is just gorgeous! Thank you for all the inspiration you've shared, and the beautiful projects that make OUR lives so much fun with Graphic 45!

Sharon Clabaugh:
05/23/2018, 12:27:01 PM

Gorgeous as always. Love that paper.

05/23/2018, 12:35:35 PM

What a beautiful project! Thanks for sharing your wonderful work with us!

Tina Foley:
05/23/2018, 12:44:46 PM,

Simply Breathtaking! I love ALL papers and simple elements! We'll miss your every season of talented projects,Best of Luck :)

Anne McIntosh:
05/23/2018, 12:55:54 PM

Pam has left us with a magnificent piece of Home Decor! I love the Seasons collection and she has shown it at its best.

Sue D:
05/23/2018, 01:00:08 PM

Very pretty with the doilies and all the seasons.

Priscilla Hughs:
05/23/2018, 01:11:47 PM

Loved seeing Pam’s “Seasons” project; just finished one using the SEASONS and the new FLORAL pads in the Staples 6” x 8” pocket album, lots of fussy cutting too! Unlimitless possibilities! Thank you Pam for all your fun projects!

Laurie M:
05/23/2018, 01:15:19 PM

What a wonderful project, can't wait to try this!

05/23/2018, 01:16:35 PM

Very pretty! I am going to make a version of this for sure and use my clock and doily die! Fantabulous!

05/23/2018, 01:23:34 PM,

Pam! It's been such an honor to be on the G45 Design team with you the past two years and to get to know you as a friend! Thank you for your amazing and inspiring projects and long "chats." I know this is only goodbye as designers but never goodbye to Graphic 45 or crafting!

Barbara Millar:
05/23/2018, 01:24:43 PM

Lovely project .Thank you Pam for all your inspirations .You will be missed . Good luck with your future journeys.

Regina Harrison:
05/23/2018, 01:36:39 PM

Beautiful frame created by an amazing designer. I will miss seeing your creations:)

05/23/2018, 01:38:25 PM

Pam we will miss all your beautiful designs using G45 collections. Good luck in your new endeavors!

05/23/2018, 01:43:01 PM

Hate to see you leaving Graphic 45. I love you creations and your humor. Good luck in your new adventure.

Catherine Skrehot:
05/23/2018, 01:50:50 PM

G45 papers are always such an inspiration...thanks for the chance to win this wonderful package! Kudos to Pam, thanks for your beautiful project(s) over the past 2 years! Best of luck to you going forward.

05/23/2018, 01:51:51 PM

What a wonderful framed image to keep as a reminder. God bless your next adventure!!!

Vicki R:
05/23/2018, 02:26:15 PM,

So beautiful, Pam! Seasons is an amazing collection. I will miss your many creative projects, but as a friend, will continue to follow your future path!

Susan Ashby:
05/23/2018, 02:33:28 PM

This frame is absolutely beautiful! I’m definitely going to make this. Best wishes as you continue to make magic!

Tami Johnson:
05/23/2018, 02:52:08 PM

Absolutely beautiful! I will be making using this idea this weekend! Thanks Pam!!

Nancy Carroll:
05/23/2018, 03:52:19 PM

Such lovely work, as will be missed!

05/23/2018, 04:25:55 PM,

Pam , your love for G 45 shines in everything you create! Being on the team with you these past two years has been an absolute joy! Wishing you many more Crafty adventures!

Glenda Buster:
05/23/2018, 04:49:57 PM

Pam, it’s been a joy seeing your crafty and inspiring projects for the past two years. I love Graphic 45 and your creations inspire me to give you the greatest form of flattery, copying them

Ellen Haydon:
05/23/2018, 05:06:38 PM

I love your projects and a lot of people will miss you. Thank you

Kate Imus:
05/23/2018, 05:14:20 PM

Really beautiful, Pam! You will be missed! Thanks for all you've shared with us!

Kathleen E Capachione:
05/23/2018, 05:21:50 PM

Thanks will be missed. Love your frame for the seasons. I think I will also add a favorite pic in each circle.

Martie Rollin:
05/23/2018, 05:59:11 PM

Lots to see on this project!

Frances Perkins:
05/23/2018, 06:39:52 PM

Love the frame Gives me an idea for the kids one

Shanie Cooper:
05/23/2018, 07:30:24 PM

Thank you for sharing your time and energy and beautiful inspiration with us. I am so happy to see different ways to use some of my favorite embellishments.

Charlene Brummitt:
05/23/2018, 07:53:09 PM

Beautiful. Thank you for all your work. Good luck

Linda Gregory:
05/23/2018, 08:40:39 PM

Love the Season`s Papers.This is a great project to use it with.

05/23/2018, 08:55:06 PM

Wow! How beautiful! This can be a good <a href="">gift idea </a> DIY.

Lynda E Woerner:
05/23/2018, 09:23:41 PM

Another beautiful project!

Judy Phillips:
05/23/2018, 10:09:28 PM

This is a beautiful project - thank you, Pam. We will all miss your beautiful artwork.

Carla Hundley:
05/23/2018, 11:06:57 PM

Gorgeous seasonal creation! Great design. Carla from Utah

Magda Cortez -Brand Ambassador:
05/23/2018, 11:18:21 PM,

Pam thanks for being a wonderful teamie Your projects always are amazing I’ll miss you but I’m sure I’ll be looking your projects on social media! Good luck!!! XOXO Magda

Tammy Coggins:
05/24/2018, 01:00:42 AM

Beautiful Project and Off to the Races is a beautiful collection. Can't go wrong with Graphic 45 paper.

Anne R:
05/24/2018, 01:45:47 AM,

Pam, your work is always absolutely stunning and this one is so special with the four seasons. G45 will miss you I am sure! x

Debbie Siddle:
05/24/2018, 03:33:51 AM

Novel idea as I've never thought of a seasons frame before x

Kirsty vittetoe:

Wow! This is gorgeous, beautiful collection with stunning colors!

Tammy Huddleston:
05/24/2018, 06:26:59 AM,

Beautiful. What a gorgeous collection!

Kim Russell:
05/24/2018, 07:06:41 AM

Very lovely, thanks for all your wonderful projects.

Eleanor Williams:
05/24/2018, 01:08:34 PM

This is so beautiful. I am off to collect my supplies & make one. Thank you so much for sharing!!

05/24/2018, 03:43:42 PM

gorgeous paper - would almost eat it !

Judith Kaufman:
05/24/2018, 03:51:12 PM

Just gorgeous! Loving all the layers!


Hermoso Proyecto!!! Me encanta la combinación de los papeles!!! Excelente colección.

Sandra Featherston:
05/25/2018, 06:57:42 AM

Beautiful frame. Such talent will surely be missed.

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