Gift Ideas with our Little Women Collection

Hello, G45ers!

 We love a good celebration and what better way to give than with handmade gifts?  So today we are celebrating the release of our new Little Women collection with two fun and easy gift ideas by the incredible and talented, Katelyn Grosart.  Katelyn shares a bookmark and coordination gift envelope with a full step by step Snapguide tutorial.  Gift envelopes can act as a card, with the benefits of storing keepsakes, tickets, money or other flat gift ideas!  So let's hop to it!


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Little Women Bookmark and Gift Envelope

By Katelyn Grosart

Hey G45 Fans! With the release of Little Women in January, my head has been spinning with different ways to use it. With the Little Women paper in hand, I set off and created my Little Women Bookmark and Matching Gift Envelope using the Little Women collection and a variety of the Staples from the Staples Collection. These pieces will be perfect to give to that special person in your life who loves to read.  You’ll want to grab a cup of your favourite beverage and enjoy the photos and tutorial of my Little Women Bookmark and Matching Gift Envelope”.



Tip: Add chipboard, fussy cut images and metal elements to decorate the corner of the tag.



Tip: Cut the Carte Postale from the backside of the 3”x4” Ephemera card.




Tip: Policy envelopes can be used for so many different things. I love to use mine for storage, cards, mini albums and so much more.



Tip: Use the Label Holder to highlight a certain word or image on your project.


Check out How to Create a Bookmark With Matching Gift Envelope by Katelyn Grosart on Snapguide.

How to Create a Bookmark and Matching Envelope 


Graphic 45 Supplies:

Little Women 12x12 Collection Pack

Little Women Chipboard

Little Women Ephemera Cards

Staples - Ornate Metal Keys

Staples - Policy Envelopes-Large Black

Staples - Large Tag Album—Black


Other Supplies:

  • Ranger Ink: Vintage Photo Distress Ink & Blending Tool with Foam
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: 3D Foam Squares and EZ Runner
  • Misc: Doily & Ribbon
  • Scissors & Paper Trimmer


Thanks for joining me today and I hope that you’ll recreate my Little Women Bookmark and Matching Gift Envelope at home.” ~ Katelyn Grosart


Looking for more ideas using our Large Tag Albums?

Check out this Master Detective Album by Nico Scrap.

album of curiosities, master detective, photo 1, by Nico Scrap, Product by Graphic 45..jpg

Album of Curiosities

By Nico Scrap

“Okay, I have a new favourite collection ever. I love skulls, I love spider webs, and I do love Sherlock Holmes. When I was a little boy I had to read one book for school during Summer holidays, and I chose one of the Sherlock Holmes books. My Grandma and I spent that Summer together and we read 6 books! I dressed up like Sherlock Holmes for the whole Summer and was always saying, "Elementary, my dear Watson" for no reason…LOL

When I saw this collection I thought I should make something for my grandma in memory of that amazing Summer!” ~Nico

Album of Curiosities YouTube Video Tutorial



What a great way to celebrate our new collection Little Women and our Large Tag Albums!  Sending gratitude and love to Katelyn and Nico for sharing these amazing how-to tutorials.  Big thanks to you for joining us for another day here on the Graphic 45 blog.  Remember we blog Monday through Friday here every week, sharing tutorials, tips, videos, and overall beautiful handmade projects.  Let us know in the comments below what type of handmade gifts you create and you will be entered to win this week's blog prize.  


Happy Papercrafting!

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