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Hello, G45ers!

  We have three outstanding and unique Mini Albums to share with you today for Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador, Joanne Bain‘s farewell post.  Joanne is not only a Creative Mastermind she is also a Fussy Cutting Wizard.  Below you will find a tutorial for a fun mini album base using our chipboard and tags, followed by a genius paper camera with mini-album.  Last but not least we have Joanne’s #G45Selfie – June Challenge project, a repurposed tin that has been masterfully turned into a pocketwatch mini album.  Grab your scissors and paper and let’s have some fun!

 My Darling Mini Album 

By Joanne Bain


“Hello G45er’s

Joanne here with you today to share a sweet little mini album with a tutorial created using G45 Kraft chipboard and the gorgeous Le Romantique collection. 

‘My Darling’ Mini Album 

I have fussy cut a few images from the papers to create my front cover and give it lots of details and dimension.


 The album base was created from my own design using Graphic 45 Kraft chipboard sheets. The chipboard it the perfect thickness the create the base of the album and have nice strong folded score lines.”

Full post with step by step instructions for mini album base here.



‘Colour Your World’

Camera Mini Album

By Joanne Bain 



  Dropping in today to share a new project created for Graphic 45 using their newly released Kaleidoscope Collection. This collection is full of bright colours and images. It is a little out of my comfort zone but it is a beautiful collection and I wanted to create something with it.


  For my project I was inspired by one of the sediments that is printed throughout the collection, ‘Colour Your World’ and also some of the paper bordering reminded me of a filmstrip edge, soo that is where my idea come from I decided to create a camera with a  pull out mini album.

The camera was created using a template I found on google by Gary Hegedus. This is the link to his tutorial for creation of the camera base – Gary Hegedus Cardboard Camera. While making the camera I then went about altering the backing and a few other pieces to suit my project.”




‘You’re Late Fobwatch Mini Album’

By Joanne Bain


“For this project, I chose to create with one of my all-time favourite collections Halloween In Wonderland. This project started life as a plain 3 inch round tin with a lid, I then added some of the G45 Metal Staples to create the top of the watch.



Tip: Adhere our Antique Brass Door Pulls back to back to create this dome-like top to your round tin.  Add a metal knob for an extra special touch.  


Antique Brass Door Pulls


This project involved lots of fussy cutting, which is something I love to do, it has lots of little details and bucket loads of dimension. I like my projects to have the more you look the more you will see feel to them.

See full post here.



Happy Papercrafting!    


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