Thursday, March 26, 2015

Boxed mini album featuring Graphic 45 Once upon a springtime

Hi everyone :-)
Have a new project to share with you all and made this fairy tale shadow box with a mini album inside. Used the beautiful Once upon a springtime collection from Graphic 45 and I had a lot of fun fussy cut out all the images and they have all been glittered up with Diamond and Mercury Glass stickles from Ranger so it will be fun for a little girl to look at :-)

Video with short tutorial for the base of the mini album pages.

The tutorial on how to make the base of the mini album starts at 13.45 minutes in the video.

Have layered all the images to give them a 3D look :-)

When the box opens there is a fairy tale garden inside the lid with a expandable pocket to hold pockets and other things. Tree dies from Memory Box. A mini album fastened on the bottom.

 Have formed the pages round a roll to make them stand up a bit.

 Seen from the side. Used seam binding to hold the lid.

Scenes from the fairy tale garden.
Key hole and keys also from Graphic 45.

Left side . Fence die from LaLa Land Crafts and grass die from Memory box.

And right side

So fun fussy cut out all this beautiful images and puzzle them together :-)
Have backet them all on cream cardstock to make them more durable.

Here you can see how the pages bend up.

 Some of the images are glued to the pages and some on tags that sticks under on the sides of the pages.

All the tags taken out of the pages.

There can be plased photos on or on the backside of the cut aparts. 

There is also place for photos on the pages, but here I thought it would be fun to print out stories and place them on the pages :-)

Under the pages on each side there are more fairies and a photo frame.

Made a support onder on the backside so the box can be displayed in an angle.

 Here you can see the folded in under the box. It is fastened with magnets.

Folds up and there is a " hidden" photo mat under :-)

Corner die from Cheery lynn and  wood gate from Kaisercraft

Seen from the other side.
Made the banner with a Stampin up punch.

Just love this beautiful paper line :-)
Templates and measurements for the box.

Made 5 pages and they measure 9 x 7 for the 1 page. 2. page 9 1/4 x 7 and increase with 1/4 inch for each page and score in the middle. Set a mark every 1/2 inch in the middle and sew the pages together with the back hinge. glue the back hing to the chipboard and cover with pattern paper over on each side

Here are a couple of video tutorials on how I glue chipboard boxes together,

Here is my fussy cut video tutorial,

Regarding questions there is a video where frequently asked questions are answered and here is the link,
For other questions they will be answered here on my blog where I will post new questions that has not been answered before.
Here is the link,

Thanks for stopping by and have fun creating :-)
Hugs, Anne


  1. You create the most amazing things! Thanks for inspiring us with your beautiful projects!

  2. Your album is absolutely fantastic,unbelievable. Thanks for all inspiring videos.

  3. Anne, it is something outstandind, a real piece of art! Great work ! I admire your imagination!!!!!!!!!

  4. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Tenk å hatt den stående på kommoden å bare nyte synet....
    Noe så fantastisk flott tror jeg aldri jeg har sett.....
    Ha ei super helg og en riktig god påske

    Klem fra Kaia

  5. It's really fantastic, gorgeous, fabulous, I think there does not exist enough words for such a master piece, it has always been my favorite collection of graphic paper, chapeau!!! and many thanks for this wonderful inspiration!!!

  6. Anne, this is extraordinary! Truly beautiful!

  7. I'm at a loss how to describe this...stupendous!!! Out of this world!!! You are amazing.I don't expect you will do a full tutorial Anne,but it would be worth paying for, can't imagine what you'll do next, hugs Georgina x

  8. Hello!

    This is so beautiful! You are a master! I love this collection and you have used it to perfection! Wishing you a happy day!


    Barbara Diane

  9. Your projects are always so inspiring and beautiful to look at ... thanks for sharing with us all

  10. Any little girl (or big girl for that matter!) would be so thrilled and filled with wonderment at receiving this. You are so talented and have such a wonderful imagination, Anne - this is truly a work of art! x

  11. Anne this is stunning, a beautiful present for any little girl ,I love your projects ,it is awesome. Thanks for sharing and have a Happy Easter.

  12. Wooowww så nyyydelig.... du er så utrolig flink :)

  13. Анна, здравствуйте!
    Очень понравился Штучной упаковке мини-альбом с графическим 45 раз на весну! Не смогли бы Вы показать бумагу графика45 из которой он сделан полистно? Очень хочется посмотреть бумагу.
    Хочется попробовать сделать эту красоту.

  14. OMG. I see it and I still don't believe it...absolutely beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!! ART!!!!

  15. WOW... this is just spectacular! I honestly don't know how you have all that patience to fussy cut each little item out, but man, your projects are speechless!!!! This is just brilliant and gorgeous Anne!

  16. I really enjoyed the fussy cutting tutorial. I never thought of using the multi matte to stiffen the cut outs! Thanks so much.

  17. Anne, you are amazing! I love your art. You and Graphic 45 are the best. I think my little granddaughter would love this.

  18. Annes, quiero felicitarle de corazón por este proyecto (Mini álbum en caja con Gráfico 45 Érase una primavera) Es un diseño de los más impresionantes que he visto de Graphic 45... es ud. una reina del scrapbooking... y yo nunca he usado una idea de ninguna diseñadora,,, pero quisiera pedirle permiso para basado en su idea crear un proyecto parecido... por que esta vez su proyecto lo veo insuperable, con lo que estoy tan impresionada que me gustaría mucho hacerlo... espero su respuesta... reitero felicidades y un gran saludo. Artcuore. & ShephoraArts

  19. Anne, this is absolutely stunning, I just love this paper collection and have used many pages of it over time, I've just recently managed to get a new 12x12 pack and would love to make a box like this, Could you remember how many 12x12 packs you used? Thanks so much for this wonderful inspiration xo Julie P

  20. Ciao Anne
    aspetto sempre con ansia gioiosa la pubblicazione dei tuoi nuovi lavori che trovo particolari e splendidi , ho realizzato ( non bene come il tuo ) e regalato a mia figlia, che è insegnante , per il suo compleanno Toilet Paper Roll Spinner Desktop Caddy : è rimasta sorpresa felice e commossa
    Adesso vorrei realizzare per me questa scatola ( sto già tagliando tutte le figure che sono riuscita a individuare ) per mettere le foto delle mie nipotine che sono le mie fate :) ... volevo farti una domanda : come hai fatto e con che cosa hai glitterato le figure ?
    Ti ringrazio tanto e ancora ti faccio tante congratulazioni per i tuoi lavori
    Anna Maria

  21. Scusa ,dovevo essere molto distratta nel leggere perché mi sono resa conto adesso che sotto il video è scritto cosa hai usato
    Ancora tante congratulazioni per il tuo lavoro

  22. Замечательна работа! Очень красиво, нежно, необычно, сказочно! Хочется эту работу брать в руки и трогать! Спасибо!


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