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Floral Fun Shaker Card & Layout with Bonus Tutorial

Posted by Graphic 45 08/30/2017 38 Comment(s) Layouts,Cards,Tutorials,

Hello, G45ers!

 We have a delightful double feature for you today, featuring a Nature Sketchbook Shaker Card tutorial by Nico Scrap and a French Country Layout tutorial by Katelyn Grosart.  Nico gets things moving with his Summery Shaker Card full of beautiful fussy cut imagery and gear embellishments. Katelyn lends her talents next in a simple and subtle layout celebrating her grandma. Check out both informative tutorials below. 


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Nature Sketchbook Shaker Card

By Nico Scrap


What I like most about Summer, is the Summer storms, and I like the first sunshine after the storm even more. That’s what I’ve tried to represent with this card. This is my first shaker card and I loved making it. Instead of confetti, glitter or anything else, I’ve decided to put gears inside….of course! Hope you’ll like it!” ~Nico




Nature Sketchbook Shaker Card Video Tutorial


Graphic 45 Supplies:

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Other Supplies:

  • Metal Findings and Gears


Amour Scrapbook Layout, French Country DCE, Tutorial by Katelyn Grosart, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1.jpg

Amour Scrapbook Layout

By Katelyn Grosart


Hey, G45 Fans! I’ve been busy playing with the French Country Deluxe Collector’s Edition this month, and I had forgotten how much I love this collection, which is now available at your local scrapbook store. While I was playing, I created this beautiful scrapbook layout that documents a photo of my grandma, which was taken last year when we were on our Alaskan Cruise. Make sure to grab a cup of your favourite beverage, and enjoy the photos and tutorial of my Amour Scrapbook Layout.


Amour Scrapbook Layout, French Country DCE, Tutorial by Katelyn Grosart, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 2.jpg


Tip: Mix chipboard elements with fussy cut images to create added interest on your layout.


Amour Scrapbook Layout, French Country DCE, Tutorial by Katelyn Grosart, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 3.jpg


Tip: Choose two corners on your layout to add photo corners to jazz the corners up.


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Check out How to Create a "Amour" French Country Layout by Katelyn Grosart on Snapguide.

Katelyn’s Snapguide Tutorial


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Graphic 45 Supplies Used:



Other Supplies Used:

  • Ranger Ink: Black Soot Distress Ink
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Scissors
  • Edge Distressor
  • Sookwang Tape
  • 3D Foam Squares


Thanks for joining me today as I share with you my Amour Scrapbook Layout and tutorial.” ~Katelyn


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This week’s blog prize includes a St Nicholas 12x12 Patterns and Solids Paper Pad, Ephemera Cards, Staples - Antique Brass Brads, ATC Black Alpha Banner Set, and Scrapbook Adhesives.  Just leave a comment here and/or on Facebook to be entered to win.  Winner will be announced on Friday, September 1st, 2017.  


Thanks for joining us for these two perfect projects by our talented Brand Ambassadors, Nico and Katelyn, featuring two of our all time favorite collections, Nature Sketchbook and French Country. We'd love to hear about your favorites in the comments below and remember each comment here and on Facebook is a chance to win this week's blog prize. We will return tomorrow with more beautiful creations to share with you. 


Happy Papercrafting!

38 Comment(s)

Kathleen Callahan:
08/30/2017, 10:24:51 AM

Love this!

Kirsty Vittetoe:

My oh my, such brilliant designs, thanks for sharing!

Michele Lewis:
08/30/2017, 11:43:17 AM

It never ceases to amaze me how many different creative twists the Graphic 45 Ambassadors find to showcase the Graphic 45 collections. I learn something new every day and have copious notes and lists of projects I want to tackle! Thank you Graphic 45, Katelyn and Nico!

Glenda Buster:
08/30/2017, 11:48:02 AM

Love Nico's shaker card! Thanks so much for the YouTube tutorial which I'll watch again when I make my first shaker card. Katelyn, the simplicity of your layout makes it that much more beautiful and thank you for the Snapguide.

08/30/2017, 12:05:16 PM

Two beautiful projects! Nico makes me think about the variety of items I could use in a shaker card - why just use the same old sequins? And Katelyn's layout helps me see what frames and embellishments can do to a simple layout - it's wonderful!

Sue LD:
08/30/2017, 12:17:11 PM

Awesome Nature shaker and love the sunflowers on the layout.

Janice Davis:
08/30/2017, 12:22:03 PM

Love this. Want to cry when I think how much was lost in the move.I was able to get French Country again, thanks to the special packs you put out, but still need to get St Nick, Nutcracker and Oz. I am sure there are more, I have been collecting since the late 90's, but can think of all.Hopefully, you will bring back more of the old sets. Love, love, love G45 papers.

08/30/2017, 12:30:45 PM,

Lovely projects!

Mathilde S.:
08/30/2017, 12:49:30 PM

Interesting shaker card,love it.Any creations done with French Country is lovely,I adore this collection.

Arianna Barbara:
08/30/2017, 12:53:11 PM

Oh my!!! Nico's card is like a trip in a magical wood!!! Fantastic Katelyn's layout too!!!

Carol G.:
08/30/2017, 12:58:15 PM

What a great idea! It's given me some ideas for using other things for shaker cards. Will have to give it a try!

Carla Hundley:
08/30/2017, 01:00:16 PM

Lovely work and great layers. Carla from Utah

Kay mcbride:
08/30/2017, 01:49:49 PM

Awesome projects & tutorials!! Not only is the layout gorgeous so is the picture. TFS Hugs Kay

Sandy Carroll:
08/30/2017, 02:16:13 PM

Beautiful layout and such a pretty lady! I bet she is very proud of you!

Michelle Nettleton:
08/30/2017, 02:28:01 PM

Both tutorials were so fun to watch! The projects are as always wonderful!

Karen Holman:
08/30/2017, 02:50:13 PM

Love both projects but always French Country will be my favorite. Thanks for sharing.

Becca Yahrling:
08/30/2017, 03:08:52 PM

I am always amazed at the beautiful projects using all of your beautiful collections.

Veronica Roske:
08/30/2017, 03:23:24 PM

French Country and Natures Sketchbook are both beautiful collections and love the project Katelyn and Nico Scraps.

08/30/2017, 04:06:44 PM

Thanks for the tutorial! Love the colors!

08/30/2017, 04:36:02 PM

I love the way you did the sunflowers areound the photo!

Janet Ingraham:
08/30/2017, 05:16:23 PM

Oh I love the frame!

08/30/2017, 07:58:20 PM

Graphic 45 papers are perfect for so many different projects. I love the creativity of your design team who always seems to have the magic touch. That shaker card is really impressive looking!

Kate LeBlanc:
08/30/2017, 08:29:39 PM

Fantastic project today! I love the idea of using gears in the shaker card. Another day of wonderful creativity at Graphic 45!!

Natalie Godfrey:
08/30/2017, 08:31:44 PM

Great designs from both DT.

08/30/2017, 08:45:18 PM

Nico you make it look so simple but so elegant! Love the card and of course the paper! Gganks for sharing! Well done, nice job!

08/30/2017, 08:52:13 PM

What beautiful projects and such a creative card design. I really like the beautiful layout too

08/30/2017, 08:55:06 PM

Nature Sketchbook is my all time fav. Thanks G45 and all the designers for such fantastic inspiration.

Maryann Laursen:
08/30/2017, 09:35:15 PM

What an awesome shakercard here from Nico, it´s truly amazing, and Katelyns layout is also really fabulous work as always. Both of you did an awesome job today, well done.

Sherri Mitchell:
08/30/2017, 11:46:57 PM,

One of my favorites! I really love French Country! And I am so excited by the Christmas goodies from Graphic 45! Beautiful ♥♥♥ Oh the stocking stuffers I could make with this giveaway!

Dianna Dean:
08/31/2017, 12:44:58 AM

Great projects! I love shaker cards, and this one is super fun!

Dorothy McCarthy:
08/31/2017, 04:34:19 AM,

Such beautiful projects.

Debbie Siddle:
08/31/2017, 04:39:28 AM

Nice shaker card. I do miss the more complex projects though as I love a challenge.

Pirjo Callies:
08/31/2017, 04:50:28 AM

Love the sunflowers in Kathelyn's project, suits so well to autumn time. Interesting project with the shaker card.

Deborah Cox:
08/31/2017, 11:27:08 AM

More beautiful projects with 2 of my favorite lines!

Shirley Sumption:
08/31/2017, 01:24:47 PM

I love coming and checking the projects every day! This one is one of my favorites. Thank you so much for sharing

08/31/2017, 03:19:43 PM

The beautiful designs just keep coming from the talented people. We are so fortunate to have them!

Marlena Hojda-Łuczka:
09/01/2017, 02:53:31 AM,

super tutorial, i love the work with lots of extras and chipboards, and the butterflies are my weakness, just like the gears and trims, the male design without such extras is unfinished :)

Amira Leyva Cervantes:
10/30/2017, 01:55:11 AM,

What a lovely frame! very beautiful. the tutorial is very useful. I'll try to make one of these in my leisure period. Thanks for sharing.

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