Get Organized this Christmas with G45


Hello, G45ers!

  Get organized this holiday season in style with G45.  Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador, Jeanne Jachna shares an elegant Christmas Organizer featuring our Red Mixed Media Album and Metal Dies.  We love all the helpful tips and tricks shared below on how to use the organizer and great ways on how to add special touches with embossing folders and dies.  Before we dive in, we are excited to announce that our Club G45 Vol 11 Album Tutorial is now available.


Double Accordion Mini Album Tutorial


G45 Monthly Kits

2020 – Volume 11

 For our Volume 11 kits, we are excited to use our new Ephemera Queen collection along with kit exclusive products.  This month we will be creating a Purse & Double Accordion Album, and Waterfall Card Set.


Click here for video tutorials, shop the kits, and the printable project sheets.


Christmas Organizer

By Jeanne Jachna


“I’m always looking for more ways to get organized, especially at Christmas time.  Sometimes I get so far ahead of myself with wrapping presents that I forget what’s inside!   This year I’m determined to get it together by creating an album to hold it all. 


My Christmas album starts with the Graphic 45 Mixed Media Album.  It’s got dividers, pockets, and lots of places for me to write notes to myself.  Making it pretty much means I’ll want to reach for it and hopefully record all the important things!


I used a glue stick to attach card stock to the cover and back of the album.  I trimmed the paper with scissors and then went over the edges with a nail file to smooth it out.  Gold paper tape was added to the outer edges for a clean seamless look. 



I plan to have one section to keep track of my mailing list and keep track of cards I’ve sent, as well as cards I’ve received.  I usually only write a handful of cards a day, and this will help me keep track of those I’ve sent. 



I covered each of the pages with pattern paper and then embellished each with Ephemera Cards, Stickers, Gold Washi, and die cuts from gold – like the intricate angel wing from the Tag, Pocket, and Butterfly die cut pack.

Tip: Use gold papers and G45 Metal Dies to add a special touch to your album.



Another section will help me with my budget… I can list gift recipients, how much I’ve spent, and list the gift I purchased.



Tip: Some of the pages in the Mixed Media Album are made of vellum.  I embossed these pages to add texture.  I love that I can see the soft images of the neighboring pages through the vellum.



How about a section for favorite photos I take?  I know these will be images I treasure in the coming years, and there are lots of pages so I can add new ones every year when I’m getting ready for the holidays.



Do you need to get organized too?  I hope you will consider adding an album to your life to help you track your special events and holidays!” ~Jeanne


Graphic 45 Supply List:

Graphic 45  Mixed Media Album

Joy To The World 12” Papers (retired)

Joy To The World Ephemera Cards (retired)

Joy To The World Stickers

Joy To The World Chipboard (retired)

Architecture Washi Gloss Gold

Tag, Pocket, and Butterfly (Angel Wings) – Metal Dies

Square Tag and Clock – Metal Dies

Policy and Decorative – Metal Dies

Rose Bouquet Collection – Precious Pink

Rose Bouquet Collection – Triumphant Red



Happy Papercrafting!


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