Four Seasons, Four Sentiments

A lady asked me to create four double-layout cards for her, one for each season. She also provided me with four seasonal sentiments to incorporate. What a fun challenge that proved to be! ūüôā

I also used four brands by the way, so I really saw all four ?¬†corners of my craft supply room. Here’s the collections I used:

  • Spring: Graphic 45, Time to Flourish
  • Summer: Kaisercraft, Fly Free
  • Autumn: Bo Bunny, Autumn Song
  • Winter: Studiolight, Frozen Forest

Let me know what you think!



Four Seasons Sturdy Folio Album

Hi guys, I’m very happy to present my latest design: a very sturdio folio album, which I’ve therefore dubbed¬†Sturdio ūüôā .

It consists of three accordion-fold page assemblies, rolled into one neat mini album. This one’s theme is the Four Seasons, since I used¬†Graphic 45’s¬†beautiful floral calendar collection¬†Time to Flourish.¬†I kept the months in their proper order, thereby creating three trimesters for one entire year of pictures.

I was completely in the Zone when I designed and created this, which is why I haven’t been able to write a tutorial. I promise I will write one this year, and thank you for your patience, for it will take me creating a second one of these sturdios.

Anyway, enjoy the video and pictures, and do let me know what you think in the comments section! See you next week! ūüôā




Time to Flourish – Three Graphic 45 Cards

For these final months of the year (boy, how time flies!) I created some cards using the Time to Flourish collection by Graphic 45. This collection is the perfect seasonal collection, with a special focus on all things floral.

I already created some cards earlier in the year, there was¬†May,¬†including Mother’s Day, and fairly recently I showed you two versions of¬†August¬†birthday cards.
This time it’s the fall, and even one Christmas card.

So enjoy the video and pictures, and please like & subscribe!



Time to Flourish – Two August Cards

The¬†Time to Flourish¬†collection by¬†Graphic 45¬†is really versatile. You could do a calendar of course, a mini album, or special greeting¬†cards to send¬†your friends and family¬†actual month-based well-wishes. Back in May I created a birthday card and a Mother’s Day card, and today¬†I’m happy to share with you two summer birthday cards, this time for the month of August.

One is a double layout card, the other an¬†extra large¬†card which measures an actual 8×8″ (20 x 20 cm)! I used a lot of layering with the design paper, cutaparts, chipboard pieces, die-cut flowers and some embellisments, mostly from the Time to Flourish¬†collection.




Perpetual Calendar pt. 4 ‚Äď Time to Flourish

As you may have discovered¬†by now, I’m doing a four-part blog series on two perpetual calendars with Graphic 45 paper collections:

I’ve created two calendars at once because one, the¬†Place in Time calendar, is for my mother, the other for myself.

Now that I’ve finished both, I must say that although the calendars have been based on a¬†layered layout principle, they weren’t so alike as they may seem at first glance. Not only are both calendars¬†different in size –¬†Place in Time¬†is 12×12,¬†Time to Flourish¬†is 8×8 – but the design and atmosphere of each collection are¬†so uniquely their own that they felt like two¬†completely different projects to work on.

And I can’t make up my mind which I like best! Except maybe for size: in hindsight, I liked to work with the 12×12 cutaparts more – mainly because all of their gorgeous pictures were larger, and therefore more fully¬†enjoyed. ūüôā

Well, without further ado here’s the video of the fourth and final¬†part. And don’t forget to¬†enjoy all of¬†the beautiful pictures in the¬†photo gallery¬†below!


Mother’s Day and Happy Birthday with G45’s Time to Flourish

I’ve been working with Graphic 45’s Time to Flourish¬†collection since the end of last year, when I was creating the first six months of an 8×8″ calendar. (I’ll show you the second half of that calendar this summer, since I haven’t finished it yet.)

Meanwhile, I added some 12×12″ inch Time to Flourish¬†sheets to my otherwise 8×8″ collection, to mix & match a bit and create four¬†nice cards. Today I’m happy to share the first two, centered around the month of May. They¬†were great¬†fun to make, especially with all the cutaparts, tags and chipboard pieces that come with this collection! I also enjoyed playing around with two different sizes of the same May sheet, the results of which you can see in the video.

So here’s two layered cards, one for Mother’s Day, the other for a birthday, both centered around the month of May.
For some more month-based greeting cards, check out my August versions!

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Perpetual Calendar pt. 2 – Time to Flourish

Last week I¬†shared a so-called Eternal Calendar with you, usable¬†for as many years as you please. Otherwise known as a birthday calendar ūüėČ – although as long as the actual calendar part is replaceble, like mine, you could do an actual calendar (where the dates actually match the weekdays).

As I shared with you in my previous blogpost. I’m¬†actually creating two¬†versions of this type of layout¬†calendar, one for my mom and one for myself. I’ll share them both, in three or four parts:

So here’s part 2, created with Graphic 45’s gorgeous¬†Time to Flourish¬†collection, enjoy!