ATC Book Box & Base Tutorial: Introducing Graphic 45 Wizard, Annette Green

Hello, G45ers!

 Welcome to a creative week on the Graphic 45 blog.  Today, we have the privilege of highlighting our beloved Special Project Designer, Annette Green.  For Annette's #G45Selfie project she has created her signature Box with a custom base and ATC Mini Tag Album, using our ATC Book BoxMetal Staples, and Penny’s Paper Doll Family collection.  Along with stunning photos Annette has also included a step by step tutorial video, so you too can create your own box base to take your projects to new heights.  But first, we have our weekly 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 Club G45 – Vol. 6 Kit, including a Sun Kissed 12×12 Patterns & Solids Paper Pad, Die-Cut Banners, Ephemera, Ivory Tag & Pocket Album, Clock Keys, and Bon Voyage Inkpad, a $50 value.  The Winner will be announced on the blog Friday, July 6th.


Special Project Designer 2018-2019

Annette Green – USA


“Hello, I’m Annette Green from Melbourne, Florida, USA. My husband, Paul, and our sweet Sheltie named Suki enjoy life at home, working out, eating well, traveling, and cheering on our daughter, Jamie, who attends Ringling College of Art & Design in Sarasota. I spend most of my days creating in my craftroom and preparing for upcoming Graphic 45 classes in scrapbook stores around the U.S. I served two years on the Graphic 45 design team starting in 2012, after which time I was asked to design special projects for their major papercrafting events around the globe. I continue to design class projects to this day and I love it! Truly, it is the best job ever!


Pennys Paper Doll Family ATC Book Box and Base

I’m delighted to be continuing another year as Special Projects Designer with my pals Maria Cole and Kathy Clement. It’s truly the best job ever! My “Self Portrait” project reflects what I like to create the most, and that is definitely altered boxes. I love coming up with different uses and trying different ways to alter them. One of my favorite go-to techniques is to build a custom base to add even more “Wow factor” to a project. I’ve created this video tutorial to show how easy it is to make your own base for any size box you have. By adding a base, you can easily accommodate the Graphic 45 claw feet. You may have noticed I’ve altered the claw feet to match the other Shabby Chic items by dabbing them first with Silver Alcohol Mixative then buffing on a light touch of gold acrylic paint.” ~Annette


How to Create a Custom Base for Any Box Tutorial by Annette Green





Penny's Paper Doll Family 12x12 pad

Graphic 45 Supplies:


Other Supplies:

  • Ivory Cardstock
  • Petaloo Lace trims
  • Petaloo flowers
  • May Arts waxed ivory cord
  • Silver Alcohol Mixative
  • Gold acrylic paint

Wowzers!  Annette you have outdone yourself with this beautiful box and tag set, thank you for sharing your custom base tutorial and your story.  Big thanks to each of you as well for stopping by.  Be sure to help us in welcoming Annette to the G45 family for another wonderful craft filled year.  We hope to see you all back here tomorrow, until then… 


Happy Papercrafting!

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