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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74 Responses »

  1. Oh Ginger! I’m so excited for you!!! Congrats on making the top 30′ you certainly desrve to be there. Good luck with phase two.

  2. I’m so enjoying your projects! They are all just outstanding. How exciting to be in the top 30 at Graphic 45…..a well deserved honor : ) Wishing you the best of luck in the next round! Ginny from Polly’s Paper

  3. Congratulations on becoming a design member with Graphic 45, so happy for you. I look forward to your future designs 🙂

  4. Congratulations!!! I too look forward to see what you will do with those gorgeous G45 papers. Enjoy every moment 🙂

  5. Amazing talent and beautiful designs. Are there instructions for any of your projects? Would love to try 1 or 2 myself. Thank you.

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