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Master Detective Done 3 Ways: Gift Box, Card, Scrapbook Album

Posted by Graphic 45 09/12/2017 43 Comment(s) Mini Albums,Cards,Home Decor,Tutorials,Videos,

Hello, G45ers!

We have a magnificent assortment of Master Detective projects to share with you, dear G45ers. Magda Cortez is here sharing three beautiful and mysterious creations. She has created a box, an album, and a card all featuring sinister secrets and dastardly deeds from this Sherlock Holmes inspired collection. Her pieces are full of fun and thematic upcycled items like a pipe and exciting fussy cut scenes. Be sure to check out her videos for a full tutorial and a more up close look at all the details. 



Master Detective Memory Album,
Box & Card

By Magda Cortez


“Hi… Today I’m going to share these beauties I did with Master Detective Collection… When I go on vacation or travel for a Class in another city or country, I’m always looking for things that I can use in my future projects. Last year I went to Bogota, Colombia, and I found those beautiful smoking pipes. They have a few different sizes and ,of course, one of them matches perfectly for the handle of the box. Did you like the idea??




YouTube : Master Detective Collection Photos




YouTube: Master Detective Mini Album Tutorial





I did the interactive card and you can see more in my video! It was so much fun to do it!







The Ivory Book Box is a perfect masculine gift.  The smoking pipe as a handle gives a personality to the box!!




Now to finish the collection, the mini album!!


Staples - Square Tag & Pocket Album-Kraft

This book comes with 6 signatures and each signature has 3 pages. So much room for our pictures and journaling!!




I’m just going to show you a few pictures. This is a big album with a lot of pages, tags, and pockets to fill with beautiful pictures!




Tip: Use the chipboard to make decorative clips!

Tip: We can always add those ATC Policy envelopes to keep memorabilia or a secret journal.








Don’t forget to watch the videos with all the pictures of the mini album and the tutorial also! Thanks to all for your sweet comments.. See you next time!


~Magda Cortez


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This week’s prize package includes a St Nicholas 12x12 Paper Pad, Tags & Pockets, Staples - Label Holders, Policy Envelopes, Tags, and Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L!  Just leave a comment here and/or Facebook to be entered to win!  Winner will be announced on the blog Friday, September 15th.  


Thanks for joining us for this triple featuring by the always engaging Magda Cortez and thanks to her for sharing these creations. We have been so excited about the reception of Master Detective and we hope you have had a chance to get your crafty hands on it to create your own projects. If not, hopefully this inspiration can jump start your own work. It also works as a great collections for Halloween themed decor so if you have not yet stocked up, now is the perfect time. We will see you back here tomorrow with more Graphic 45 inspiration. 


Happy Papercrafting!  

43 Comment(s)

Gerry Wolfe:
09/12/2017, 12:04:48 PM

Beautiful projects. I would never have thought to use a pip as a handle. Great idea. I love G45 papers. I usually buy 2 sets so I have a spare.

Michele Lewis:
09/12/2017, 12:15:08 PM

I love the creative ways of combining everyday items with scrapbooking! it makes you look at everything with a new light. Thank you Magda and Graphic 45! P>S I can see that I am going to have to add the Master detective collection to my growing stash of Graphic 45 products!

Jean Marmo:
09/12/2017, 12:16:45 PM

Simply wonderful!!

Cathy Parlitsis:
09/12/2017, 12:20:41 PM,

Wow! VERY impressive. The attention to detail is extraordinary! I love them all!

Linda Mayer:
09/12/2017, 12:38:19 PM

Beautiful projects today! And a wonderful prize pack too. Love G45.

09/12/2017, 12:48:10 PM

Very imaginative and inspiring-thank you for sharing with us.

Marlena Hojda-Łuczka:
09/12/2017, 01:00:55 PM

wow love this album with tags <3 amazing project

Pirjo Callies:
09/12/2017, 01:15:04 PM

My favourite project is the one with the box. Love it. Gorgeous paper kit.

09/12/2017, 01:19:34 PM

This album is just wonderful with all those extra details. The chipboard decorated clips are a great creative way to use the embellishments as well. I'll have to try that sometime.

Rosann Barnes:
09/12/2017, 01:24:29 PM

So very fun and creative ... great tutorial !

Vanessa LeClear:
09/12/2017, 01:41:12 PM

How perfect is that pipe for the Master Detective project! Magda did a great job on everything!

09/12/2017, 01:49:18 PM

Love it!!

Sue Kendrick:
09/12/2017, 01:53:12 PM

I love all of your lines! Thank you for the chance to win.

Carol Matthews:
09/12/2017, 01:57:46 PM

What a beautiful trio of projects. Magda Cortez is so talented, and with Graphic 45's wonderful papers the results are amazing!

Yulia Mulyukina:
09/12/2017, 01:59:02 PM

Bravo! I couldn't think of how to use this thematic collection, and here yu provided so many great ideas!

Diane Ragland:
09/12/2017, 02:00:58 PM

These papers are gorgeous, and the projects are terrific! I particularly love the double slider element--so clever!

Diane Ragland:
09/12/2017, 02:00:58 PM

These papers are gorgeous, and the projects are terrific! I particularly love the double slider element--so clever!

Sue LD:
09/12/2017, 02:02:27 PM

Wonderful set of detective creations.

09/12/2017, 02:05:19 PM

Beautiful projects and papers!

09/12/2017, 02:09:32 PM

Wow, this is amazing! The papers are so perfect for this project and those quirky designs are fascinating. Love this collection so much!

Carol Kula:
09/12/2017, 03:47:04 PM

Thank you for these fabulous projects! Love the pipe!!

09/12/2017, 04:30:13 PM

I love how clean, simple, and masculine this mini album looks! I'm sure it will take me a lot longer to do, but it looks very easy in the tutorial. I would love to win the St Nicholas line and make a mini album as a special gift for my husband who loves Christmas. Thanks!

09/12/2017, 04:41:44 PM,

The projects just keep getting better and better! I love all the little details.

Jan G.:
09/12/2017, 04:45:54 PM

All the wonderful creations using G45. Such inspiration for all. Just when I think I have a favorite, new ideas and projects are posted and I can't decide yet again which is my favorite. Thank you all for these wonderful projects and keep them coming, I love them all.

Kirsty Vittetoe:

That is one AWESOME project!

Kate LeBlanc:
09/12/2017, 06:26:51 PM

I love the Master Detective Collection and the creations that Magda presented today are amazing. Great Inspiration!

Aimee J Arbour:
09/12/2017, 06:54:25 PM

Gorgeous! Gives me great inspiration for the Master Detective series. I have it, I was just waiting for the right project for it!

Glenda Buster:
09/12/2017, 07:12:44 PM

Such creative projects and I love the Master Detective collection! Thank you for sharing. ❤️❤️ Graphic 45!!!

09/12/2017, 08:25:26 PM

Master Detective is the bomb! So many possibilities abound.

Natalie Godfrey:
09/12/2017, 08:33:57 PM

Lovely papers and design.

Mathilde S.:
09/12/2017, 10:00:29 PM

Gorgeous projects,love all the details.The pipe on top of the box is so clever.Thanks Magda for the great tutorials and tips very inspiring.

Becca Yahrling:
09/13/2017, 03:19:14 AM

The Master Detective collection always reminds me of my two oldest nephews; they love detective work! Gorgeous album!

Arianna Barbara:
09/13/2017, 06:41:54 AM

Love this collection and these fantastic creations!!!

Sue MacFall:
09/13/2017, 08:37:12 AM

What a great project - or should I say, projects !!! A lot of work and talent here. Thank you so much.

09/13/2017, 09:31:32 AM

Love the cigar box project. Now I know what to do with the cigar boxes I have collected. Thanks so much.

Michelle N:
09/13/2017, 09:48:23 AM

What a clever idea - to use a pipe as a handle. As usual, stunning work to match the beautiful papers.

Deborah Cox:
09/13/2017, 10:33:10 AM

I love the handle! Great projects and thanks for the tutorial!

Martie Rollin:
09/13/2017, 05:50:28 PM

Cute projects! That pipe is just the right touch! Well done!

Jamie Cooprider:
09/14/2017, 08:17:00 AM

Awesome projects, very unique and original!

09/14/2017, 10:12:11 AM

Fantastic projects! That pipe is the perfect touch - you're so clever!

09/14/2017, 10:12:12 AM

Fantastic projects! That pipe is the perfect touch - you're so clever!

Kathy Jo Wood:
09/14/2017, 02:13:54 PM,

Now that is one awesome set of projects. Loving that Master Detective album!

Debby Greenlaw:
09/15/2017, 05:18:13 AM,

Thank you for this wonderful project. And I love the St. Nicholas prize package!

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