Graphic 45 Design Team 2014 Audition

Graphic 45 Design Team 2014 Audition

Hello everyone! Well, like several of you I love Graphic 45. The papers are just amazing. This year I decided to try out for their design team. I have always wanted to but never did. This year however I decided to give it a try. So here are the six projects that I would like to share with you that hopefully showcases my design strengths and style.

Altered Balsa Box

Up first is an altered balsa box. I wanted the box to resemble a small camera. I painted the edges of the box with black craft paint and used the fabulous Typography papers to decorate the outside of the box. I also used some lightweight chipboard and corrugated cardstock to create a little handle on top of the box. I added some buttons, lace trim, and flowers to the front as well. I added a little touch of gold rub and buff to the edges.

Balsa Box

On the back I added some metal embellishments and a small hitch fastener.

Balsa box back

Inside the box I created a small little photo album. The pages are created from black lightweight chipboard. I attached the pages together with some extra large eyelets and a piece of ball chain.

balsa box contents

Chipboard Dress Wall Hanging

For my next project I created this adorable little chipboard dress wall hanging. I used the pretty papers from the Spring Garden collection to cover the dress then added some pleated chiffon trim to the bottom edges. I also used a small portion of the trim along the edges of the sleeves.

chipboard dress front

I added some flat back pearls around the collar of the dress and inked all of the edges with tea dye distress ink. I finished the little dress by adding some hand dyed seam binding and rose to the sides.

chipboard dress back

Mother Goose Mini Album

The next project is a mini album. I used the wonderfully fun Mother Goose papers for this project. The bright colors in this paper line are amazing. I layered some of the labels and tags from the paper collection on the front cover. I kept the front cover simple with just a button and alphabet stickers. The imagery in the papers is absolute fun.

ABC Mini Album Cover

On the inside of the mini album there are lots of fun pockets and hidden places for tags and photos. The pages are all created with solid black cardstock and then matted with the beautiful papers from the collection.

ABC Mini Album inside 1

ABC Mini Album inside 2

Sweet Sentiments Wallet Card

For project number four I used the Sweet Sentiments collection. I created a small little card wallet. I added some crochet trim and layered some flowers onto one of the postcards from the collection.

sweet sentiments cover

Inside there are several places for some little tags and photos. This project is thin but has several pockets and pull outs and the beautiful spring colors are amazing.

sweet sentiments inside 1

sweet sentiments inside 2

sweet sentiments inside 3

Couture Card

For my next project I used the Couture collection and created a 5×5 pocket style card. I used one of the cut outs from the paper collection and layered it on top of a die cut doily. I used lots of dimensional foam tape to add some depth. I added a small memo pin and little hand mirror charm along with some gorgeous flowers.

Couture Card face

At the top is some hand dyed sea binding that allows you to pull out the large tag. I used some ivory cardstock layered on top of the design papers so you can add a sentiment to the recipient. I added some twine and a small black bead charm to the center of the bow.

Couture Card face w/pullout

Typography Paper Bag Mini Album

For my last project I used the fabulous Typography paper line to create this mini album. On the front cover I layered several of the cut outs from the collection along with some beautiful flowers and metal embellishments. Of course I had to add a typewriter to the front as well.

Typography Album Face

Here I added another cutout from the paper collection to the spine of the book. This paper is amazing!

Typography Album Spine

The inside pages are created from some Kraft colored paper bags. I trimmed the paper bags down so the pages would be square. I layered the bags first with black cardstock then added my design paper. I used lots of the cut outs from the paper. Since the pages are constructed of paper bags, there is a pocket at the end of each page.

Typography Album inside 1

The pages are small but there is still room for some tags and fun metal embellishments.

Typography Album inside 2

Typography Album inside 3

Typography Album inside 4

I even added one of the smaller cutouts to the back cover. Just to keep with the fun theme of this paper collection.

Typography Album back

There are my six projects that I created for the Graphic 45 Design Team 2014 Audition.

Thanks for looking! Wish me luck!

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73 Responses »

  1. OMG all your projects are just beautiful! ! Good luck I hope you make the design team. They would be very lucky to have you.

  2. The projects are all gorgeous, but my favorites are the two mini albums. You are so creative and inspire others.

    Thanks for sharing.

  3. I think you are one of the most talented persons in these projects. Your ideas are unique and beautiful. I have NO DOUBT that you will make and probably dominate the design team! You certainly do deserve it.

  4. These all are incredibly beautiful. You have such a talent.
    Will you post tutorials, especially the mother goose album,
    Thanks, kris

  5. How absolutely exciting is this?! I am so excited you chose to do it!!! You are going to do amazing!!!! These projects are beyond fabulous!!

  6. What wonderful projects! I have no doubt that they will pick you. I sure hope you will do tutorials on these projects. Good luck

  7. Hi Ginger, wanted to wish you luck- I just love your work. Your vertical paper bag album started my love affair with mini albums. I love following your posts and I also love G45 so I am really rooting for you! Keep up the amazing work you do.

  8. Ginger,

    You are so very talented! These items are beautiful and are sure to get you in as a G45 designer!! Best of luck to you!

    Jackie πŸ™‚

  9. I’m so excited that you are auditioning for Graphic 45 DT. Each of your entries are beautiful. I love your work.

  10. I hope you will make you tube videos with these projects. G45 is one of my favorites and you are one of my favorite designers. I am cheering in your corner! Hope you win!

  11. Hi Ginger i just love ALL your projects, i came across your album on you tube and i love your way you do your tutorials so easy to follow you will make a great designer and i wish you good luck. I am now starting one of your gate-fold albums which i saw on you-tube.

    Georgina x

  12. Honestly Ginger, your projects are simply amazingly beautiful! They would be fools not to choose you and since I do not believe they are fools, You WILL be chosen. I am so happy for you and so happy that you are entering your projects, good for you, you deserve the recognition.
    Thank you for sharing your work and please don’t get too busy for all of us that look so forward to your postings.

  13. Beautiful projects-I am hoping for tutorials on theMother Goose mini and theTypography minis-they are my favorites but everything is so pretty and beautifully made. Good luck and thanks for all your tutorials and posts.

  14. Ginger, I’ve been following your work for awhile now and just LOVE everything you make. These items you’ve submitted are off the charts…stunning and so creative. I hope they choose you!!

  15. Ginger, your projects are amazing. I’m sure your entry will blow them away. I enjoy watching all your videos and I’m sure they would love to have your expertise on their team. Best of Luck!!!!!! I really hope you make the team.

  16. Wow Ginger, all your projects are amazing!! I wouldn’t be able to pick a favorite because they are all my favorites. lol I think you’d be a great addition to their team, so my money is on you!! Good luck, got my fingers and toes crossed too. Hugs

  17. Ginger – all of these are so lovingly and beautifully made! I can not imagine why you would not make the design team! My fave is the Sweet Sentiments Wallet card. Do you have any videos on making that one? I will do a search! Love your projects so much – you are my most favorite designer out there!

  18. These projects are amazing. I can’t think of anyone more deserving. I have loved your videos and tutorials so very much. Thank you and lots of luck to you!!

  19. OMG, Ginger! The projects are beautiful. If G-45 doesn’t choose you, they are crazy, with a capital “C”. I wish best luck. So hope you get in!

  20. your projects are all simply amazing! I have my fingies crossed for you and wish you luck…but like most things in life it is your expertise and very hard work that will do it for you. Di

  21. Keeping my fingers crossed for you! I’ve enjoyed watching your videos & your sharing ideas for making wonderful minis. The Typography album is just stunning!

  22. I truly hope Graphic 45 chooses you – you absolutely deserve it! I love your work and love your videos! Good luck!!

  23. Love the projects, especially the mini albums! The cards are really lovely, wow! I have learned to make minis by following your tutorials, thanks! Best of luck luck with your audition.

  24. No wonder you made it on the design team! All of your projects are absolutely stunning! Love them all…I don’t know which is my favorite (a good dilemma)!

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