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2 Shabby Chic Layout Tutorials: Introducing the Queen of Light & Elegance, Babi Kind

Posted by Graphic 45 06/12/2018 65 Comment(s) Layouts,Tutorials,Videos,

Hello, G45ers!

 Welcome to another fantastic introduction!  Today, we are highlighting Brand Ambassador from Brazil who currently lives in the USA, Babi Kind.  For Babi's introduction post she is sharing two stunning shabby chic scrapbook layouts video tutorials.  These layouts are perfect for our June #G45Selfie Challenge and both feature Graphic 45 Deluxe Collector’s Editions, the first highlighting Baby 2 Bride & Once Upon a Springtime and the second Botanical TeaGet ready to print out some photos and put them to the page because this post is going to have you excited to document your memories. 



Brand Ambassador 2018-2019

Babi Kind - USA

"My name is Barbara Kind, but everyone calls me Babi. I am a Brazilian currently living in NJ, USA, with my husband and my 5-year-old daughter.


I have been scrapbooking since my daughter was born and it turned out to be an amazing journey and business opportunity for me. Now, I spend most of my time taking care of my family, crafting and running a small home business.

I love to create layouts, cards and mini albums and everything vintage and floral. I also love to teach and share my passion for scrapbooking with the Brazilian community.


Fun Facts:

  • I can’t craft without music or a tv series on. I need some noise to keep myself creating.
  • I also need a big dose of caffeine to keep the mojo on.
  • I started as a cardmaker, then I switched to creating scrapbooking pages and albums. I just felt the need to keep memories of my daughter while she’s growing up. She is my inspiration.
  • My go-to technique is definitely fussy cutting. It’s hard to keep my scissors away from beautiful flowers.
  • Flowers are definitely my thing. It’s very hard to see one my projects without them.


2 Shabby Chic Layouts

By Babi Kind


I’m so happy to share with you my first projects as a Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador. It’s an honor to be on a team with so many talented people! Thank you, G45 family for this great opportunity!


My first project is a layout with two of my favorite collections: Once Upon a Springtime and Baby 2 Bride. I love how delicate these collections are.


I used a “selfie” photo that I took with Olivia earlier this year. She loves to Snapchat and it was fun to create a layout with this photo. These filters make magic, doesn’t it?



Tip:  I fussy cut a lot of flowers from the papers to decorate and add volume to the page. It’s a great way to make your project beautiful without spending a lot of money with embellishments and flowers.

Tip: I like to stamp some simple images such as small text or polka dots to a layout when the papers are light colors. This adds some contrast to the page without taking the delicateness away.


Tip: Another tip is to add some simple die cut pieces along with the fussy cut papers to create the layers. For this page I use squares and flowers.


You can follow the step by step tutorial below.  



Babi Kind’s Layout Tutorial with Graphic 45


For my next layout “Dream” I used another beautiful and delicate collection: Botanical Tea.



Tip: I like to add a piece of cardboard in between the main paper and the other papers. It adds dimension and volume to the project. You can used a cardboard on a card or other projects too.  



Tip:  If you don’t have a photo that matches the papers, use a classic black and white on your page. The photo is the focal point in any layout, so it must go along with the paper.


Tip: You don’t necessarily need to show the whole chipboard. You can add a nice touch by mixing or hiding it with the other embellishments.



Tip: Sprinkle white gesso for a shabby look.


You can follow the step by step tutorial below.


Babi Kind Dream Layout Tutorial for Graphic 45


Graphic 45 Supplies:

Other Supplies:

  • Paper flowers
  • Resines
  • Die Cuts: Spellbinders, Eco Paper and Leela Crafts
  • Stamps: Kaisercraft
  • Chipboard BG Crafts


Thank you so much for visiting us today and have a crafty day!

Xoxo.” ~Babi


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 a Little Darlings - DCE, Secret Garden - DCE, Floral Shoppe 8x8 and Ephemera Cards, Staples Die-Cut Tags, Door Knockers, and Stamped Metal Brads, a $97 value.  The Winner will be announced on the blog Friday, June 15th.

Big thanks to Babi to for sharing these two fantastic tutorials.  We are thrilled to start the new team off with such great talent, join us in welcoming Babi to the team. Be sure to pull out your paper stash and start creating.

Happy Papercrafting!  

65 Comment(s)

Kim Russell:
06/12/2018, 10:26:13 AM

Welcome Babi! Lovely layouts, very elegant,

Michele Lewis:
06/12/2018, 10:48:11 AM

What beautiful delicate layouts! I love the way the colors are combined and the fussy cutting. You and your daughter are just beautiful too, btw! Another generous and lovely prize package from Graphic 45....thank you for the opportunity to enter!

06/12/2018, 10:53:37 AM

Very beatiful

Sandy Trefger:
06/12/2018, 10:53:39 AM,

Love, love, love these layouts! So beautiful with the collections chosen. Welcome to the Graphic 45 family Babi!!

06/12/2018, 11:07:17 AM

Welcome, Babi, and thanks for sharing your beautiful layouts! And thanks for reminding us to use black and white photos - I don't often think of that!

Kirsty Vittetoe:
06/12/2018, 11:08:58 AM

What a fun and beautiful layout!

Beth M Beery:
06/12/2018, 11:12:01 AM

Both layouts are truly gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing!!

Sharon Gullikson:
06/12/2018, 11:15:08 AM

I like how you kept them sort of "simple". The collection of different papers and flowers you used look wonderful together with your photos. You must love them. They are so feminine and delicate. Just gorgeous.

Jean Marmo:
06/12/2018, 11:23:48 AM

LOVE seeing layouts like these! Looks like something I could do!!! Thank you for the inspiration!

06/12/2018, 11:29:38 AM

Olá Babi, adoro scrapbook e adorei seu estilo. Parabéns!! Beijinhos da Finlândia.

Brian Poteraj:
06/12/2018, 11:34:50 AM

Your layouts look very nice. The pastel colors are perfect because you used photos of a cute little girl and it looks really great.

Sandy Pasch:
06/12/2018, 11:45:28 AM

Your layouts are gorgeous. I love your choice of papers and liked your tip about using cardboard in layering. Your flowers and embellishments are delicate and really add to the overall effect you want to achieve.

06/12/2018, 12:16:40 PM

Beautiful layouts-love the simple yet elegant. Welcome to G45-look forward to seeing more of your beautiful creations.

Vanessa LeClear:
06/12/2018, 12:16:50 PM

Beautiful layouts! Welcome, Babi! I look forward to seeing more of your lovely creations.

hana harpaz:
06/12/2018, 12:27:55 PM

beautiful layout.

Suzy Q:
06/12/2018, 12:35:40 PM

Very beautiful layouts Babi! Luv them both! And using G45 papers... a girl just can't go wrong! Can't wait to see more of your work!

Susan Ashby:
06/12/2018, 12:40:55 PM

Cute ideas

Becca Yahrling:
06/12/2018, 12:45:29 PM

Your layouts are beautiful. I love the darling photo of you & your daughter!

Rebecca Rosas:
06/12/2018, 12:47:28 PM

Great layouts, Babi!

Maria G:
06/12/2018, 12:53:17 PM

Beautiful layouts, so sweet!

Ellen Haydon:
06/12/2018, 12:58:52 PM

These are so lovely. I love the Botanical Tea and I try to use the papers in a lot of my cards. They look so nice. Ellen from Phoenix

Glenda Buster:
06/12/2018, 01:06:02 PM

Lovely! ❤️ The beautiful simplicity of each layout and how you used flowers fussy cut from the paper collection.

06/12/2018, 01:08:41 PM

Amazing work...such details...lovely

06/12/2018, 01:10:37 PM

Two lovely and inspiring projects - thank you. I love the papers, so delicate and pretty. Look forward to further projects from you in the future.

Judy D:
06/12/2018, 01:29:11 PM

Nice Layouts :)

Linda Sebrasky:
06/12/2018, 01:31:35 PM

Welcome! Beautiful pages.

06/12/2018, 01:52:00 PM

Welcome! I love the tips for your scrapbook pages. Thank you!!

Regina Harrison:
06/12/2018, 02:41:25 PM

Love the flowers on these layouts. Projects never look complete without lots of flowers. I am excited to see what you come up with on the next year.

06/12/2018, 02:41:49 PM

Soft and beautiful :)

06/12/2018, 03:31:31 PM

Welcome Babi! Your G45 creations are cute.

Raelma Mousinho:
06/12/2018, 03:32:20 PM,

She is very talented!! Awesome lay outs!! thank you for sharing how to do <3

06/12/2018, 03:38:12 PM

Nice layouts. I love the softness.

06/12/2018, 03:51:51 PM

Welcome Babi. I love your layouts & the tips are great! Thank you.

Martie Rollin:
06/12/2018, 03:53:09 PM

Amazing prize package! Nice layouts...could use all these tips on cards, too.

Sue D:
06/12/2018, 04:07:48 PM

Thanks for sharing these pretty layouts.

Debra Cote:
06/12/2018, 04:28:13 PM

Layouts are so beautiful. They give me the inspiration to create my own. Also amazing giveaway this week. Thanks designers and Graphic 45

Claire Bowers:
06/12/2018, 04:35:41 PM

Thank you for the tips. Love the stamping in the background, and the way you use shapes for dimension. Can’t wait to get back to my craft room!

Vivian scrap stella:
06/12/2018, 04:54:20 PM

Babi.. Tudo o que vc faz fica lindo...a delicadeza das combinações me fascina...parabéns sempre..bjs vivi..

April Puzzuoli:
06/12/2018, 05:13:11 PM

Beautiful pages! Adorable photos!

Carla Hundley:
06/12/2018, 05:22:03 PM

Beautiful layout pages, love the papers. Carla from Utah

06/12/2018, 06:47:49 PM

The layouts are beautiful and clean looking. I love both of them

Kate LeBlanc:
06/12/2018, 06:48:06 PM

Hello Babi, thank you for such beautiful layouts and your tips too. I love to fussy cut also and love the way you have incorporated it into your layouts. Great giveaway this week G45!

Diane F:
06/12/2018, 07:49:25 PM

Welcome, Babi! Both of your layouts are beautiful and the tips were great! Very detailed while still looking clean and delicate; not overwhelming. Perfect! I can't wait to see more of your work.

06/12/2018, 08:38:42 PM

Very sweet. Great tips. And of course beautiful baby.

Lynda E Woerner:
06/12/2018, 09:06:20 PM

Welcome! Beautiful work.

06/12/2018, 09:24:31 PM

I look forward to following your work!!

06/12/2018, 09:44:13 PM,

Beautiful layouts. I love them all!

Mathilde S:
06/12/2018, 09:46:13 PM

Beautiful layouts,love all the details.

Holly Hatch:
06/12/2018, 09:57:42 PM

Love the pretty projects. G45 - One of the nicest things about all your papers is the beautiful colors. I don't think any other line of papers has such brilliance!

sabine matagne:
06/12/2018, 11:54:36 PM

J'adore cette collection pleine de fleurs!

Debbie Siddle:
06/13/2018, 01:49:28 AM

Soft and sweet page. x

Sandi Nagel:
06/13/2018, 05:00:32 AM,

What beautiful layouts! Looking forward to all of your inspirations! Hugs, Sandi

Dorothy McCarthy:
06/13/2018, 06:42:30 AM,

Very pretty!!

Sue Ellen Hollahan:
06/13/2018, 07:02:56 AM

Lovely layouts! Love my G45 projects!

Karen L Anderson:
06/13/2018, 10:03:56 AM,

Beautiful layouts. Loved watching your thought process evolve into such amazing design creations. How wonderful to play with G45 elements and obtain these stunning results. Very inspiring

Sandra Featherston:
06/13/2018, 10:05:49 AM

What a wonderful way to capture and preserve timeless memories. I love Botanical Tea papers.

Marianne Gonzales:
06/13/2018, 12:04:12 PM

Beautiful layouts Babi. Looking forward to seeing more of your projects.

Annette Green:

Welcome Babi! What beautiful page layouts. I can’t wait to see more lovely creations of yours.

Kelly Massman:
06/13/2018, 12:38:33 PM

the layout is just gorgeous!

ana luiza zucca gutierres:
06/13/2018, 04:16:55 PM

I just love it.

Regina Lopes:
06/13/2018, 06:37:07 PM

Lovely layouts! Toda a composição é tão suave e delicada...lindos!! Parabéns! Congratulations!!

Karen Rice:
06/13/2018, 09:42:42 PM

These are gorgeous layouts!! You truly inspire me to create some! Thank you!

Kathleen E Capachione:
06/14/2018, 05:09:50 PM

Welcome! I look forward to enjoying your crafts. Always love new ideas and tips...thanks for sharing. I am a Shabby Chic crafter but enjoy it alllll.

Jodi OHern:
06/15/2018, 03:29:55 PM

Love your layouts. Looking forward to seeing more.

Gigi steele:
06/21/2018, 12:24:11 PM


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