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Film Reel Box & ATC Mini: Introducing Paper Crafting Mastermind, Tanya Cloete

Posted by Graphic 45 06/25/2018 70 Comment(s) Mini Albums,Home Decor,Tags,

Hello, G45ers!

 We are thrilled to kick-start a fun and crafty week with you!  Today, we have a Film Reel Box and ATC Mini Album by paper crafting master from South Africa, Brand Ambassador, Tanya Cloete.  This 3Dimensional beauty has been created with two paper collections, Portrait of a Lady and Botanical Tea - Deluxe Collector's Edition, and a variety of Staples including our Mixed Media 5x5 Box and Artist Trading Tags.  Be sure to notice all the little details that bring this project to life.  But first, we have our weekly blog contest to announce!  


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 is a Tropical Travelogue - Deluxe Collector’s Edition, a $30 value.  The Winner will be announced on the blog Friday, June 29th.


Tropical Travelogue - Deluxe Collector's Edition  Includes:

  • 2 each of twelve double-sided 12 x 12-Inch papers (24 total)
  • 27 die-cut chipboard embellishments
  • 70 cover weight stickers on a 12 x 12-Inch sheet
  • Made in the USA - acid and lignin free



Brand Ambassador 2018-2019

Tanya Cloete - South Africa


“Hello crafty friends, my name is Tanya Cloete (aka Tanya Scrap). I live in Pretoria, South Africa. Pretoria is the administrative capital of South Africa and is also known as 'Jacaranda City' for its thousands of Jacaranda trees. Cannot picture this city without those pretty little purple flowers! I am what you would call an avid scrapper. I spent most of my time crafting away in my little piece of heaven, my happy place. This all started about 7 years ago seeking a hobby to keep me busy. I have always loved making crafty things as far as I can remember but never imagined that scrapbooking/paper crafting would develop into such a passion. I still love every single moment of my crafty journey! I enjoy creating Single Page Layouts, Mini Albums, Mixed Media pieces, Altered Art, and Cards but my love lies in creating Off the Page projects!


A special thanks to the wonderful Graphic 45 Family for this AWESOME opportunity to be on this FABULOUS team and to be the first South African to represent their AMAZING brand - a HUGE honor!!!!


‘Self Portrait’  - ‘Live Beautifully’ Film Reel Box 
& Mini ATC Tags


I am so excited to share my first Design Team project as a Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador. I was asked to create a project that reflects me as an artist using my favorite paper medium and go-to technique!


I decided to make an off the page project, (for those who know me...know this is what I LOVE to do!) I have decided to combine one of my favorites Portrait of a Lady Collection with Botanical Tea DCE. I looooove pink and the colours in Botanical Tea were a perfect match to the gorgeous green and gold in Portrait of a Lady. My favorite paper medium is black cardstock and go-to technique would be chipboard pieces embossed and die cuts for layering!


Herewith the Supplies and Instructions you may use to recreate such a project:

Staples - Mixed Media 5x5 Box-Black

Graphic 45 Supplies:


Other Supplies:

  • Poppy Stamp Die Powell Butterfly
  • Memory Box Die La Rue Heart
  • Tim Holtz Decorative Strip Die Film Strip Frames
  • Tim Holtz Bigz Die Picture Wheel
  • Film Strip Die
  • Butterfly Die
  • Border Die
  • Sticky Red Double Sided Tape
  • Adhesive Foam Squares
  • Ranger Embossing Powder Princess Gold
  • Lindy's Embossing Powder Chateau Rose
  • Chipboard
  • Dusty Attic Chippie Title
  • Room 5 Graph-X Chipboard Frame
  • Metal Feet, Pins, String, Film Strip Ribbon, Ribbon, Rhinestones and Paper Straw


Mat the G45 Mixed Media Box with sheets from Portrait of a Lady and Botanical Tea. Both inside and Out. Add pink ribbon around the sides of box and on the top, make a bow.

Tip: Adhere these with sticky red tape. I prefer the red tape for projects like it is strong and    

 won't fall apart or come loose! Adhere the metal feet to all four corners and the G45 door knocker to   

 the center and add pink rhinestones to the open holes of each piece.


Cut die cut shapes using dies…

*Butterflies (adhere rhinestones to the center of each) and leaves -black cardstock and collection sheets.    

*Hearts - collection sheets.

*Film Strips x4 & Long Film Strip (Tim Holtz Die) and Clock - black cardstock.

*Picture Wheel x4 pieces from chipboard and x8 from the collection sheets (adhere on both sides) add the clock filigree frame to one piece and the clock on the other one.



Film Reel section x2: cut a strip of black cardstock measuring 28 cm x 7cm.Cut another strip form the collection sheets and adhere to the black strip leaving a small border. Adhere the two ends together to form a 'pipe'. Add a paper straw through the hole of the one film reel. This will be placed into the other one at an angle. Cut 12 portraits from the Portrait of a Lady Collection using the film strip die.


Tip: Adhere a piece of masking tape to each portrait picture when cutting to ensure that is stays in place.


Adhere all the portrait pieces to the open frames of the black film strip die cut with washi/decorative tape. Adhere two of the film strip ends together. Place over the 'pipe' piece and adhere the picture wheels to the top and bottom. Add G45 brads to the holes.



Make 2 cluster embellishments using the die cut hearts, butterflies, leaves shapes, string, and flowers.

Glue pieces together.


Emboss the chippie title with gold and the frame with Chateau Rose. Adhere the lady portrait and heart die cut shape behind the frame. Place chippie title on top of the frame.



Cut 3 border die cut shapes using a border die from the black cardstock photo mats in the box. Cut 6 tags from the collection sheets using the ATC tag and adhere the borders to the 3 tags. Mat these onto the black Artist Trading Tags. Cut 6 portraits from the collection sheets and adhere onto each tag with foam squares.



Place tags in the binding ring. Add ribbon through the first tag and make a bow.


Adhere a strip of paper from the collection sheets behind the long film strip die cut and add film strip ribbon on top. Give it a twist and adhere inside the box. Add some net on the inside and in between the film strip die cut. All Done!



Thanks for stopping by and Happy Papercrafting!

Xxx” ~ Tanya


 What a fantastic Box and ATC Album.  We are so excited to start a new year of fun and creativity with Tanya, be sure to welcome Tanya to the team in the comments below.  We thank you as well for stopping by and hope to see you back tomorrow for more papercrafting inspiration.  


Happy Papercrafting!

70 Comment(s)

Kate LeBlanc:
06/25/2018, 11:03:43 AM

Welcome Tanya, your creation is exquisite with so many beautiful touches. I look forward to seeing what you create in the future. Great give away this week G45!

06/25/2018, 11:27:26 AM

Fab-u-Lou’s! What more can I say - thank you for all the hints and tips and total inspiration!

Diana Dillon:
06/25/2018, 11:36:15 AM

Welcome Tanya, what a beautiful project, thank you for sharing. Thank you Graphic 45 for another fantastic giveaway..

Sharon Gullikson:
06/25/2018, 11:37:20 AM

No wonder you were chosen as a designer--you are very talented. The addition of the View Master photos is a cool idea. I am looking forward to seeing more of your designs. NICE JOB>

Michele Lewis:
06/25/2018, 11:57:37 AM

What a beautiful unique collection of creations! I love all the small details and the combination of colors! Thank you so much for sharing!

06/25/2018, 12:11:19 PM

Welcome to the G45 design team. Your project is fantastic-a lot of beautiful & unique work. The tips/hints are very much appreciated-love when designers share their secrets.

Martie Rollin:
06/25/2018, 12:19:24 PM

Just look at all the time and effort that went into this project! Beautiful! Your G45 prize is fabulous!

Sandy Artman:
06/25/2018, 12:29:20 PM

Welcome, Tanya, What a delightful creation-so fun and full of ethereal detailing! Looking forward to seeing more of your work. Blessings, Sandy

Vanessa LeClear:
06/25/2018, 12:29:56 PM

Welcome, Tanya! Your project is gorgeous! I’m looking forward to seeing more from you.

06/25/2018, 12:41:06 PM

Welcome Tanya! Wow, what a gorgeous creation!

Dawn Couch:
06/25/2018, 12:43:34 PM

I wish I was so creative!!! Just love graphic 45 collections you make it easy!!!

Sue D:
06/25/2018, 12:48:47 PM

Beautiful. I like the film reel and the butterflies.

Teresa Price:
06/25/2018, 12:50:17 PM

Wonderful creation :) Love this very, very much :)

Tami Johnson:
06/25/2018, 01:01:24 PM

Absolutely stunning and breathtaking. Love, love, love!!

06/25/2018, 01:16:22 PM

Welcome! What a wonderful creation, so many ideas are now flowing in my mind, thank you.

06/25/2018, 01:17:00 PM

Welcome. A different use with the papers. I look forward to more of your work

Cheryl Wells:
06/25/2018, 01:22:31 PM

Tanya - exquisite film box!!! WOW!!! I love everything about this!!!

Pauline Halloran:
06/25/2018, 01:25:08 PM

Another fabulous project from the talented design team! Thank you.

Scrap by Eszter:
06/25/2018, 01:29:24 PM

Welcome Tanya

Nancy J Kallman:
06/25/2018, 01:43:44 PM

So beautiful! I can't get over how you used the straw. Really clever. Looking forward to your ideas. Thanks, g45 for the entry.

06/25/2018, 01:56:30 PM

Hi Tanya, I have no Words for jour creation this is more than WOWWWWWWWW and with my favorite paperpad really .......

Jan Kennedy:
06/25/2018, 02:07:33 PM

A unique and beautiful creation!

Jill McAuley:
06/25/2018, 02:13:09 PM

The film reel idea is such a great way to feature all the beautiful journal cards!

Kathleen Read:
06/25/2018, 02:13:56 PM

Oh goodness. This project is absolutely amazing! Beautiful job!

Carol Hughes:
06/25/2018, 02:14:02 PM, FB

Such gorgeous creations! Far more intricate than my own creations. Welcome to G45!

06/25/2018, 02:14:25 PM

Welcome! Wonderful project !

Cynthia Long:
06/25/2018, 02:15:10 PM


Susan Ashby:
06/25/2018, 02:15:20 PM

Very elaborate and beautiful. Welcome to the party.

Jeanne Beam:
06/25/2018, 02:19:21 PM

Such a beautiful collection! Thanks for sharing...

06/25/2018, 02:43:29 PM

Welcome. I look forward to following your creative projects over the next year.

06/25/2018, 02:53:26 PM

Awesome job! Love G45 too!

Peggy Joyce:
06/25/2018, 03:02:30 PM

Challenging project....but oh so impressive!

Nancy Mac:
06/25/2018, 03:14:10 PM

What an absolutely stunning project, Tanya! I can't wait to see what you'll make next! Congratulations on your appointment as a Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador!

Lynne Hiscock:
06/25/2018, 03:27:40 PM

I can only aspire to be as inspirational as you. Thank you for giving up your time

Glenda Buster:
06/25/2018, 03:34:34 PM

Thank you, Tanya Scrap for the stunning project and step-by-step instructions with tips. Love to see two G45 collections used in one project!! It would be great to win the Tropical Travelogue DCE this week ❤️.

Vickie ODell:
06/25/2018, 03:58:56 PM,

Welcome! I'm so glad you shared this lovely project! I love all the details! You inspired me to get that paper out and make something new!

Barbara Millar:
06/25/2018, 04:21:49 PM

Welcome and enjoyed seeing your lovely creativity with this piece thank you

Kirsty Vittetoe:

I always love the beautiful G45 projects!

06/25/2018, 04:43:58 PM

Just love all the STUNNING G45 projects.Thank you for sharing.

Margaret McGlaun:
06/25/2018, 04:54:46 PM

What beautiful projects! Such talent, Tanya. Thank you for showing us how.

Sonya Moreau:
06/25/2018, 04:54:59 PM

Beautiful and creative project!!!

Bev Drake:
06/25/2018, 04:55:25 PM

Wow, beautiful & with my favourite papers! Welcome & well done Tanya. Aussie Bev.

Regina Harrison:
06/25/2018, 05:49:27 PM

Love this project. You will be the designer to watch this year:) Can't wait!!

Georgia Zatto:
06/25/2018, 06:46:01 PM

You have a beautiful sense of how to use these papers in such a stunning way! Great instructions! I can't wait to get some new papers! You and try my hand with this project,,

Krisine Lysne:
06/25/2018, 06:53:08 PM

What a lovely way to use these paper. I just love your paper and all the beautiful thing that all of you people do with them.

Judy Phillips:
06/25/2018, 08:12:21 PM

Oh my goodness - this is just exquisite! Wow - you are so very talented. I want to do this!! Thank you so much - I'm so glad you have joined the g45 team!

Janis Ford:
06/25/2018, 09:36:17 PM

Very pretty!

Pirjo Callies:
06/25/2018, 09:49:22 PM

Beautiful mix of those two Graphic 45 paper kits. Beautiful, gorgeous work Tanya.

Pirjo Callies:
06/25/2018, 09:49:22 PM

Beautiful mix of those two Graphic 45 paper kits. Beautiful, gorgeous work Tanya.

06/25/2018, 10:45:43 PM

This is such a wonderful box. The creativity is Phenomenal!!! I would love to learn how to be so creative. Thank you Tanya

06/25/2018, 11:59:43 PM

Very creative and beautiful. Look forward to seeing more of your creations.

Denise van Deventer:
06/26/2018, 12:28:24 AM,

Congrats awesome that you are on this fabulous team! ;-) Beautiful project and love the fabulous details and your super styling! ;-)

Cherelyn Morris:
06/26/2018, 01:37:07 AM, Weekly blog contest

So love this set!I have used so many of your amazing paper packs!!!I love all your lines lol.

Cindy Feagle:
06/26/2018, 01:57:28 AM

My heart skipped a beat when I saw Tanya’s Film Reel Box. I love boxes and Portrait of a Lady is one of my very favorite G45 collections. Excited to see what else Tanya has to show us!

Ria Potgieter:
06/26/2018, 02:35:21 AM

Dit is soooo mooi, en baie geluk dat jy ons land verteenwoordig die jaar. Baie trots op jou

06/26/2018, 04:41:24 AM, www,

Tanya, I am already a huge fan of your amazing 3D creations! Your work is always so beautifully composed. I'm so happy to see you here on the team, and know you will bring your unique perspective to G45's gorgeous products. Huge congrats and welcome! xo

Dorothy McCarthy:
06/26/2018, 06:07:41 AM,

The most beautiful ever!!

Annette Green:
06/26/2018, 07:13:04 AM,

Hello and welcome Tanya! I love how you're combined collections for this stunning project. That's the beauty of Graphic 45 papers. I can't wait to see all your creations in the coming year.

Nancy Carroll:
06/26/2018, 07:23:26 AM

Wow, I've as always been amazed by your work, truly inspiring!

Gerry Wolfe:
06/26/2018, 07:51:13 AM

Beautiful. Like all the tips, very helpful. Never thought to use the film die that way.

06/26/2018, 07:51:23 AM

Your project is so amazing and beautiful. I am new to paper crafting so providing a complete list of the supplies and step by step instructions is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

06/26/2018, 07:51:45 AM

What a beautiful creation. Now I know what to do with those cigar boxes I've been saving.

Nancy Haggerty:
06/26/2018, 08:59:56 AM

Beautiful!! Makes me think of lazy days and long dresses. Dining out and jewels.

Kim D Persinger:
06/26/2018, 10:41:27 AM

Tropical Travelogue is absolutely stunning and the colo4s are so pretty. Thank you very much for the chance to win this awesome paper set. I love all of your project shares too!

Kelly Stanoyevic:
06/26/2018, 02:22:34 PM

That is amazingly beautiful

Debbie Siddle:
06/27/2018, 04:17:32 AM

Your box and tags are wonderful. So many details and so delicate. xx

Sandra Featherston:
06/27/2018, 06:31:58 AM


06/27/2018, 07:32:10 PM

Exquisite!!!! I am so fascinated by the beauty !!!!! Welcome and I look forward to using these new ideas in my projects!!!!

Diane F:
06/27/2018, 08:35:59 PM

Speechless! This project is so creative and beautiful and delicate!

Anne McIntosh:
06/29/2018, 09:49:04 AM

What a WOW welcome to the G45 family! This is an amazing project and if this is just the start we have a lot of beauty waiting for us! Welcome from Pretoria!

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