Graphic 45 UPCYCLE Project

Recently Graphic 45 had an awesome sale where I purchased three different bundles! One of the bundles was Graphic 45 Twelve Days of Christmas. At the time I was not sure what I might do with collection. A few days ago I was cleaning out a closet and came across a Beckman box.

Here is what I did to “recycle” the box!

What do you think?


Graphic 45 Twelve Days of Christmas Collection

Papercraft Society Box One Cardmaking Magic — Flower Dies

Graphic 45 2020 Brand Ambassador Audition

I have enjoyed my past designer opportunities and publishing opportunities for paper crafting projects. I enjoy working with Graphic 45 products and decided to throw my idea for a Ocean Blue Party and Gift Boxes creations into the hat for consideration. The one project I am showcasing is a original design card folio with cards, card directions, and a folio mini album that can be a gift. The link for the Ocean Blue Card Folio is:

Additionally I attached for everyone to use a step by step PDF file to make several party and gift boxes ideas! Feel free to use with Graphic 45 paper or change and adapt for your own party theme!  Graphic 45 Ocean Blue Instructional Guide Graphic 45 Ocean Blue Instructional Guide

Fabulous Friday Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to the February 2019 Heartfelt Creations Alumni Team Blog Hop.
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The hop begins at 8 AM EST on February 22, 2019 and runs until 11:59 PM EST February 25, 2019.

Heartfelt Creations Products

3D Petite Florals Shaping Mold

Floral Fashionista Die

Floral Fashionista Cling Stamp Set

Singing in the Rain Paper Collection

Leafy Accents Cling Stamp Set

Leafy Accents Die

3D Leafy Accents Shaping Mold

Eyelet Circle & Basics Small Die


Cut one piece of card stock 7 inches by 8 inches. With the 8 inches edge of card stock at the top of the scoring board, score at 1 inch, 2 inches, 6 inches and 7 inches marks.With the 7 inches edge of card stock at the top of the scoring board, score at 1 inch 2 inches, 5 inches and 6 inches marks.

The base of the basket is scored, cut and glued  to form a base for the  basket. Decorate the base with Singing in the Rain paper. Cut the basket from card stock and/or decorative paper as desired per directions for the  basket here except make one handle for the middle rather than two handles. Decorate the basket with Singing in the Rain paper.  Stamp, die cut, and mold 9 sets of flowers for the basket and two sets of leaves for  basket using Floral Fashionista stamp set and die set and Leafy Accents stamp set and die set. Die cut two circle images for the front and back circles and attach to the basket base and handle junction.

Be sure to visit all the blogs in the hop and leave a lovely comment as one lucky comment will be randomly selected from a mystery blog to receive a $25 gift certificate to shop with Heartfelt Creations. The winner will be announced Wednesday February 27, 2019. To claim the prize, the winner will need to contact with the words February Alumni Blog Hop Winner.

Now hop on over to see what

Susan Smit

The complete list of participants and the blogs are:


Tutorial Thursday Heartfelt Creations Filigree Triangle Box

Heartfelt Creations Products

Backyard Blossoms Paper Collection

Ornate Pocket Accents Die

Classic Rose Die

Classic Rose Cling Stamp Set

3D Rose Shaping Mold


  1. Cut two pieces of 6 inches x 6 inches Backyard Blossoms Paper in half to form two triangles.
  2. Take two triangle pieces and die cut with the Ornate Pocket triangle accent into the center of the paper.
  3. Cut four pieces of card stock 2 inches x 7 inches and score on all four sides at 1/2 inch to form box sides. Glue the top and bottom triangle pieces to the 1/2 edges of the card stock.
  4. Cut one piece of card stock 7/8 inches x 11 inches and score at 5 1/2 inches. Glue this piece of card stock inside the triangle to form the hinge.
  5. Cut four pieces of the Backyard Blossoms paper 7/8 inch x 6 inches to glue on the sides of the triangle box card stock.
  6. Punch two small holes into the open end of the box and insert two pieces of 8 inches ribbon to tie the box shut.
  7. Stamp, die cut, color and mold a large rose and three leaves. Attach the rose and leaves to the center of the box.

Winner Wednesday Heartfelt Creations Clutch Purse

Heartfelt Creations Products

Backyard Blossoms Paper Collection

Floral Fashionista Creative Essentials

3D Petite Florals Shaping Mold

Elegant Pocket Accents Die


This clutch purse can hold gift cards and other small gifts and includes a small note card to write a short note and fits inside the clutch purse!


  1. Cut a piece of card stock 5 3/4 inches x 11 inches.that coordinates with the Backyard Blossoms paper. Score on the long side at 3 inches, 4 inches 7 inches and 8 inches.
  2. Cut two pieces of card stock at 3 inches square and score every 1/2 inch to make an accordion fold piece to form the sides of the clutch purse.
  3. Cut two pieces of Backyard Blossoms paper at 7/8 inch x 5 5/8 inches and 3 pieces of Backyard Blossoms paper at 2 7/8 inches x 5 5/8 inches. Attach paper to each panel of the clutch purse. Attach the accordion pieces to form the sides of the purse.
  4. Cut a piece of card stock 3/4 inches by 11 inches and a piece of Backyard Blossoms paper 1/2 inch by 11 inches. Adhere these pieces together to form the handle and attach to the bag.
  5. Stamp, die cut, color and mold five sets of Floral Fashionista flowers.
  6. Die cut in white card stock one elegant pocket accent and adhere to the front of the clutch purse. Adhere the flowers onto the white card stock die cut piece.
  7. The note card is made with a 3 inches x 6 inches piece of card stock scored at 3 inches. Two pieces of Backyard Blossoms paper 2 7/8 inches x 2 7/8 inches are attached to the front and inside of the card.

This is my original design for a clutch purse. I have been experimenting with purse dies and different patterns. What do you think?

Team Tuesday Heartfelt Creations One Sheet Wonder Cards and Card Bag

Heartfelt Creations Products Used:

Backyard Blossoms Paper Collection


1.Cut one sheet of Heartfelt Creations 12 inches by 12 inches into one 6 3/4 inches by 12 inches for the bag, six 1 inch by 5 1/2 inches pieces and six 3/4 inches by 5 1/2 inches..
2. The 6-3/4” x 12” piece is for the bag. Score on the 12 inch side at 4 1/2 inches, 5 3/4 inches, 10 1/4 inches and 11 1/2 inches. Score on the 6 3/4 inches side at 1 inch and 5 1/2 inches. Crease at all score lines. Cut to first intersecting score line at 4 1/2 inches, 5 3/4 inches 10 1/4 inches and 11/12 inches on the 1 1/4 inches score line side to form the bottom of the bag.Decide which pattern you want on the outside and
glue the top 1 inch “border” flap down with glue . Place glue along the 1/2” edge on the side and
assemble bag along that edge. Fold the bottom flaps up and use glue to finish the bottom of the bag. glue two pieces of 8 inch ribbon on the top inside front and back side along top edge to make your handles. Your bag is now complete and ready to fill with cards.
3. Cut three pieces of 8-1/2” x 11” white card stock in half to make the base for six cards (fold each piece in 1/2 to make an
A-2 card). Glue the 1” strips of Heartfelt Creations paper along the left side of each card and the 3/4” strip along the right side. Cut six pieces of 3-1/8” x 5-1/2” white cardstock. Punch a border along one side of each of these pieces. Cut six pieces of 2-1/2” x
5-1/2” card stock in a color that coordinates with the Heartfelt Creations paper.Die cut the leaves die six times in white card stock and
punch at the top of each card stock and oval piece, stamp a greeting and embellish with ribbon.
4. Place the cards in the bag (along with some envelopes) and you’re done!

Marvelous Monday Heartfelt Creations

Heartfelt Creations Products Used

Singing in the Rain Paper Collection



I saw a video for this mini album with directions using dies. 

Instead of the use of dies I cut my pages 4 3/4 inches by 6 1/4 inches, and scored base pages on one short side 1/2 inch and on the pull up or pull down pages scored 1/2 inch on one long side. I added 4 1/4 inches by 6 1/4 inches base pages! I did not use any dies for the album. The edge was punched with a zig zag punch! What do you think?

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