Craft Studio Tour & Autumn Decor Tutorial By Katelyn Grosart

Hello, G45ers!

  Happy Friday! We are here with Katelyn Grosart today and she is going to share a peek inside her personal crafting space. Then she will share her fast and fun  Seasons #SimplyG45 Snapguide, the perfect project for the weekend! Her Autumn Home Decor tray is a lovely seasonal creation that would be a great addition to your seasonal home decor. Check it out below, but first, it is time to announce the last three win it before you can buy it winners!

And the winners are…

From the BlogPeggy Joyce "What a great concept. Every year I hand make a family Christmas album from photos taken at our annual Fish Night dinner – 60 to 70 family members in all! I'm always looking for new ideas on how to create albums that will house these precious memories. "

From FacebookToni Permenter Hinchcliffe "OMG, me, me, me! Pick me for the Fairy Dust collection! "

From Instagrammeemawof3 "Winning the Friday prize package would make me feel as if I had wings sprinkled with Faerie Dust!"

The three winners won $110+ Fall Release Prize packages, complete with the full Fairie Dust collection, the Raining Cats & Dogs – DCE, a Mixed Media AlbumAntique Brass Knockers, and Clock Keys

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Craft Studio Tour

By Katelyn Grosart

Hey G45 Fans! I'm excited that I’m able to share with you my tiny little area where I currently craft and store some of my supplies.  My boyfriend and I are currently in the process of buying a house, which means that I get to use a small portion of my parent’s media room in the basement to store some of my scrapbook supplies that I use on a regular basis. My other scrapbook supplies are currently packed away in storage waiting for their new home. And although this is not the normal amount of space I usually have, I usually have a bedroom,  I wanted to share with you all my current studio space as I’m sure that many of you can relate to how much room I have to work with.


To hold my most used supplies, I have all the products either in bins or rubbermaid containers, which allows me to organize them on a metal pantry shelf with wheels. With having the things I use regularly out on the shelves, it gives me the ability to find what I’m looking for quickly. For example, in the bottom right and middle of the shelf, those two bins hold all of the current Graphic 45 collections. Although it looks organized right now, there is always stuff in the front of the shelving unit.  


Tip: Keep your paste, sprays, paints and inks in rubbermaid containers, that may if they leak, it’s easy to clean the container.


When I’m creating, I get to work on a nice 6ft table. I always try to keep my paper trimmer, craft mat and baby wipes as those things I use regularly. The caddy sitting right up against the wall holds all of my tools and of course chocolate or my other favourite snacking food.


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Thanks for taking the time to check out my craft studio today! Although it’s currently small, it functions well and I’m able to find what I need in a timely fashion. I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own space to create in.

Next up we have a gorgeous home decor piece.  

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By Katelyn Grosart


Hey G45 Fans! It’s hard to believe that Fall is here as it has definitely arrived here on the west coast of Canada. With the changing of the weather and the cooler weather here, it has me thinking of creating Fall projects, especially those that can be used as home decor. This month, I’ve been busy playing with the new collection Seasons and I ended up creating a beautiful Autumn Home Decor Tray, perfect to add to your current Fall home decor. You’ll want to make sure to grab a cup of your favourite fall beverage and enjoy the photos and tutorial of my Autumn Home Decor Tray”.


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Tip: Keep one of the ephemera cards the same as you would when you take it out of the package. With the first ephemera card out, take the matching ephemera card out and only cut the center of the card out. Once the center has been cut out,  add foam squares (3D adhesive) to the center to the center of the unaltered ephemera card.


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Tip: For the top of the tray, layer images from the Autumn paper as well as the Autumn Collective paper to create a beautiful statement at the top of the tray.

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Tip: In the bottom left hand corner of the tray, add a few 3D elements in the corner.


Tip: Add Aged Brass Metallique Wax to the Ornate Metal Keyhole before adhering it onto your project.


Check out How to Create a Autumn Home Decor Tray by Katelyn Grosart on Snapguide.

Season Fall Home Decor Tutorial


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Graphic 45 Supplies:

Seasons 12x12 Patterns & Solids Pad


Other Supplies Used:

  • Ranger Ink: Vintage Photo Distress Ink and Blending Tool with Foam
  • Prima Marketing: Art Alchemey Metallique Wax – Aged Brass
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: 3D Foam Squares and Dodz
  • Tim Holtz/Ideaology: Vignette Tray
  • Wink of Stella: Clear Glitter Pen
  • Paper Trimmer, Scissors and Edge Distressor
  • Sookwang Tape
  • Liquid Glue


Thanks for joining me today and I hope that you’ll recreate my Autumn Home Decor Tray at home.” ~Katelyn Grosart


Katelyn’s 2 Featured Projects:

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DIY Planner

By Katelyn Grosart


Looking to get organized for the new year?  Get inspired by Katelyn’s fun and functional Children’s Hour Planner created with our Mixed Media Album.  


See full post here


Graphic 45 Supplies:


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WhoDunnit? Clue Envelopes

By Katelyn Grosart

Katelyn's envelopes are the furthest thing from elementary, vanilla, manilla envelopes. With multiple layers, fussy cut accents, and metal embellishments, these creative envelopes are perfect for murder mystery parties, gifts for any gentlemen in your life, or perfect Halloween decorations.


See full post here


Check out How to Create a Set of Whodunnit? Clue Envelopes by Katelyn Grosart on Snapguide.

How to Create a Set of Whodunnit? Clue Envelopes


Graphic 45 Supplies:

Staples Collection:


Thanks for joining us for this craft tour by Katelyn. We love getting to see inside people's craft spaces! We hope you have enjoyed this exciting week of sneak peeks and inspirational projects. Remember to share your projects this weekend using the #Graphic45 hashtag. We will be back on  Monday with more Graphic 45 inspiration. See you then. 


Happy Papercrafting!

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