#SimplyG45 – Fairie Dust 8×8 Mini Album

Hello, G45ers!

 Happy Friyay!  To celebrate the weekend we have a magical #SimplyG45 – Fairie Dust 8×8 Mini Album to share with you.  This beauty was created by the talented and amazing Brand Ambassador, Sandy Trefger.  Below Sandy shares helpful tips and tricks to help bring your papercrafting projects to life. But first, we have our weekly contest winner to announce!  


Weekly Blog Contest Winner

This week’s prize package included a Ladies’ DiaryDeluxe Collector’s Edition, Portrait of a Lady 12×12 Paper Pad, 12×12 Patterns & Solids Paper Pad, Chipboard, Ephemera, and three embellishments from our Staples collection, a $100+ value. The Winner is…Adriana Vergara Wright!  


Adriana had this to say on Facebook: “ I love Graphic 45 ! Thank you for the incredible, beautiful collection and the ideas! I love working with the different paper. I could and have spent hours working on so many projects because of graphic 45.”


We want to thank everyone who participated this week, we love reading your feedback and are so grateful to have you as a part of our community.  Adriana, please email to claim your prize.  


Simply G45

Fairie Dust 8×8 Mini Album

By Sandy Trefger


"Sometimes you need a quick and simple album.  While this 8×8 album may look like it took a lot of time, it really didn’t and it’s perfect for a Simply G45 project!  I have made many of these albums out of different 8×8 Graphic 45 paper pads and of course, was inspired by the fabulous Fairie Dust collection to create this one.

Check out How to Create an 8×8 Graphic 45 Fairie Dust Mini Album by Sandy Trefger on Snapguide.

How to Create an 8×8 Scrapbook Album from Scratch




Graphic 45 Supplies:

Other Supplies:

  • Medium Weight Chipboard. 2 each 12×12
  • Black Cardstock, 8 – 10 sheets 12×12
  • Small Ponytail Hair Elastic, Black
  • Metal Eyelet &  Eyelet Setting Tool
  • Lace
  • Ribbon
  • Vintage Buttons (Optional)
  • Assorted Silk Flowers
  • Decorative Corner Punch
  • Clear Glitter Brush Pen
  • Glue or Favorite Adhesive
  • Double Sided Tape such as Scor-tape ⅜” or ½” and ¼”
  • 1” circle punch or tab punch


The inside pages are created from the 8×8 patterned papers in the collection.  The only cutting you need to do is to trim off the manufacturer strip on one edge of each sheet.  You can use any type of page hinge that you can create from black cardstock.. It will need to fit within the spine area of your 8×8 album.  I used a hidden hinge and you can find several instructional videos on how to create one on YouTube. 




Tip:  Use ephemera cards or tags to create tuck spots or small pockets on your pages.  Add photo mats cut from black cardstock. A belly band created from a strip of the paper also works well as a tuck spot for more ephemera cards.


Tip: For a full page (8”) pocket across the bottom of a page, cut a strip of patterned paper from an extra sheet and glue along the bottom edge and the two sides to create a flat pocket.



Fun Fact:  I’ve always loved scrapbooking.  My sister and I had so much fun one summer, re-making our parents scrapbook albums and adding quotes and decorative elements.  That love just naturally evolved into scrapbooking all of my own photos later on and then making and creating albums for my photos like this one.



This 8×8 album can be easily assembled and completed in about an hour as long as you keep your pages on the simple side without lots of decorating.  Just create a few pockets and tuck in your photo mats and ephemera cards. I hope you’ll grab some chipboard, cardstock and an 8×8 paper pad to create your own album.  Happy Crafting! ~ Sandy Trefger


Thank you, Sandy, for sharing your love for scrapbooking with us!  We adore your work.  We hope you too share your G45 projects with us on Instagram and our Facebook community page using the #Graphic45 hashtag. Have a wonderful weekend and as always… 


Happy Papercrafting!

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