Monday, December 12, 2016

Quick little gifts for the stocking or hostess with Graphic 45

 Aren't these just the cutest little things?   They are Post-it note pad folios all dressed up with Graphic 45's new Nature Sketchbook collection.  I think this collection is my new favorite!  Oh the images are just so pretty and the colors so rich.

Follow along with my Snapguide tutorial to make these pretty folios.  They are quick and sure to please the recipients.

The covers are a snap when you use an ephemera card or a cut-apart.

 Then, just add some flowers and leaves. This collection includes punch out flowers too!  I am so thrilled to see the flowers back in the Graphic 45 collections.  I just layered several flowers together to give my flowers dimension.  I also used some diecut leaves that I cut with a Cheery Lynn die.

The inside is quickly finished with another cut-apart, some paper strips and letters.  I used a little magnet set to keep the folio closed.

 I used a 4" x 6" Post-it notepad.  You could easily adapt this for a different size pad.

 On this pad, I used a smaller cut-apart and some beautiful Petaloo blooms.   Tie some jute or a ribbon around the folio for an even prettier presentation.

Under the flowers, there's some foliage that I diecut with a Sizzix die. 

 One of the papers in the collection has beautiful border strips that make trimming up the inside so easy.  Here I've use 2 of the border strips, a cut-apart and a layer of paper to finish the inside.

This cover is simply a 4" x 6" cut-apart embellished with flowers.

A fussy cut butterfly, a Graphic 45 paper flower,  and a couple of Petaloos adorn this cover.  These images are sooo pretty, they really don't need much embellishing!


Graphic 45 Supplies:
Nature Sketchbook 12 x 12 Pad
Nature Sketchbook 1 2x 12 Patterns & Solids Pad
Nature Sketchbook Flowers
Nature Sketchbook letters or any that coordinate with Nature Sketchbook

Other Supplies:
Petaloo Botanica Blooms x 4 Teal
Petaloo Botanica Petite's x 11 Teal, Yellow
BasicGrey Magnetic closures
Distress Ink
Jute twine
Cheery Lynn Designs Ivy Corner Flourish die
Sizzix Alterations Holiday Greens die

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to visit the Graphic 45 blog everyday to see more exciting projects and tutorials.


  1. WOW! These are "fantabulous"!!! Just beautiful in every way! It really IS a gorgeous G45 collection!

    1. Thank you so much Lisa! It IS such a gorgeous collection.

  2. These are such a great idea and the cover looks like it was made with fabric. Beautiful!!

  3. Where did you get the magnets?

    1. They were made by BasicGrey, so maybe not available anymore. :-( But, I have to think that you could fins something similar at Michaels or Hobby Lobby. Small velcrow closures would also work and I know that Tombow makes those.


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