Wild & Free Trifold Waterfall Tutorial

Hello, G45ers!

Happy Friday Crafters.  We are pleased to re-introduce Graphic 45 Grand Brand Ambassador, Mini Album Extraordinaire, Teresa Cruz aka Andor Violeta! What is a Grand Brand Ambassador, you ask?  Teresa not only works with our vintage inspired paper crafting products, but she also assists our Brand Ambassadors, showing them the ropes and helps whenever needed.  Needless to say, she is a creative super hero!  For Teresa’s #G45Expression project, she has created a Wild & Free Trifold Waterfall Folio Album. This album is filled with gorgeous fussy cut details and a beautiful ribbon closure.  Check out how the cover design comes together in her video tutorial.


Teresa Cruz – Portugal

2022-2023 Graphic45 Grand Brand Ambassador


“Hi everyone!

This is a big day today, Graphic 45 gave me the opportunity to stay with them, with all the amazing talented ambassadors and with everyone of you one more year!! I think you know how grateful i am for that, but it is never too much to say Thank you Graphic 45.

This is my fourth year now, but to get here, i had to try three times!!! yes 3, i didn’t give up with the first “no”, I improved several aspects of my works and tutorials and kept trying until i finally made it in the year my youngest son was born. My dream came true.

But now for the ones that doesn’t know me, let me introduce myself:

I’m Teresa Cruz from Portugal, and Andor Violeta is my artistic / designer name.

I am a Virginian woman, mother of two boys, one with 8 and other with 3 years old, and I am married with an amazing husband. I love my country so much, that almost every year our vacations are in our own country, because of the good food, weather and beaches.

I remember starting this creative passion back in 2008 when I bought my first Sizzix machine. But all this creative world is my second job now, because my daily and principal job is working in the city hall with the programs for older people.

In this creative world i love to make albums especially the covers, love to make cards and tags, upcycle projects and also some mixed media.


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Trifold Waterfall Folio Cover & Page Tutorial with Wild & Free Collection

By Teresa Cruz aka Andor Violeta


Now, for my introduction, and to express myself as an artist I prepared this album. It’s a special album for celebrating my youngest son.

I chose the Wild & Free collection, because I think this is perfect for my kid. The pastel colors, with the wild animals and beautiful designs are the most amazing combination to tell the story about my fun and wild kid.




The die cuts assortment was a very “good friend” helping me with the decoration of my cover and pages. They are so easy to use, ready to go, so I can start and finish my project quickly but I don’t lose all the extra details I love to add.










I also prepared a video tutorial, showing you how i made the cover and one of the pages layout decoration. I hope you enjoy it!!


-Vídeo Tutorial-

Cover & Page Tutorial with Trifold Album and Wild & Free collection


To create this project, I used this Graphic 45 products.


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Thanks for stopping by, I wish you a very artistic day…


~Teresa Cruz 


Check out more videos by Teresa.

Tutorial Reverse canvas for Fantasy Dies with Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath the Sea



Alice Tea Party Album for Fantasy – Teresa Cruz 09-04-2022



Happy Papercrafting!


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