Paper Crafting Ideas and Tutorials

If you’re passionate about scrapbooking, mini albums, card making, journals, traveler’s notebooks, etc., then you’ve landed in the right place! I love paper crafting and my craft room is my go-to place for personal expression and relaxation.

Currently I’m a Spellblogger for Spellbinders and a Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador.  It is my hope to share great paper crafting ideas with you; and inspire you to make projects of your very own!

My Graphic 45 Story

Graphic 45 Card Making Ideas

Graphic 45 was my first paper love from the get-go.  I love the vibrancy of the colors and the vintage-like look of the paper line.

I have always admired the Graphic 45 design team member projects.  And it’s been a secret dream of mine to one day be among some of the most talented people in the world, people who apply to and are chosen to be a part of one of the most coveted positions in the paper crafting industry!

So when I heard that Graphic 45 was having a Design Team Call for the term 2018 – 2019, I turned in a project I was working on, and like the saying goes… the rest is history!

When I got the news that I was chosen as a Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador, I won’t lie to you.  I screamed, I cried, and I screamed again! LOL

I hope that you visit me here in my blog and in my YouTube channel, as I’ll be sharing many Graphic 45 projects, tips and ideas with you.

My Latest Graphic 45 Projects

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Card
Card Tutorial Using Graphic 45 Tag Dies
Card Tutorial Using Graphic 45 Tag Dies as Card Creators In Today's tutorial I'm showing you how to use your ...
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Graphic 45 Mini Album Ideas
Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Mini Album
Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Mini Album This Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Mini Album is a chunky monkey! In ...
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Graphic 45 Card Tutorial
Graphic 45 Card Tutorial using the Graphic 45 Clock and Flower Dies
Graphic 45 Card Tutorial using the Graphic 45 Clock and Flower Dies This Graphic 45 Card Tutorial used the Clock ...
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Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe
Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Men’s Valet Box
Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Men's Valet Box In search for a great Father's Day gift idea? How about making ...
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Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador
Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador
Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador I have a major announcement to make! I've been selected to be a Graphic 45 Brand ...
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Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe Mini Album
Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe Mini Album
Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe Mini Album This Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe Mini Album was created by yours truly.  This interactive ...
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how to make a mini album bind
Graphic 45 2018 Brand Ambassador Audition
Graphic 45 2018 Brand Ambassador Audition Hello Graphic 45!  I'm so happy to enter my projects in the Graphic 45 ...
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Milk Carton Gift Box Tutorial
Milk Carton Gift Box Tutorial
Milk Carton Gift Box Tutorial - (Part 2 The Milk Carton Carrier) Not long ago I uploaded a Milk Carton ...
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Paper Purse Gift Bag
Paper Purse Gift Bag Mini Album and Handmade Cards (Giveaway Closed)
Paper Purse Gift Bag with Goodies inside! This Paper Purse Gift Bag is my last design team project for KS4U.net ...
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My Spellbinders Story

Gift Card Holder

My journey as a Spellbinders Spellblogger began in 2016 when Spellbinders held a video contest.  You  were to state in four minutes or less things about you pertaining to crafting;  and I was chosen as one of the lucky winners!

I received a very nice prize package! It included the Spellbinders Platinum Die-cutting and Embossing Machine, and several dies to go with it!

In 2017 Spellbinders asked if I wanted to participate in their Spellbinders Spellblogger program.  You could just imagine my excitement!  I LOVE Spellbinders! I love their paper-cutting-dies, stamps and the lines of embellishments that they carry!

Spellbinders brings the type of elegance that I desire in my paper crafting.  And best of all, I get to share it with the world!  I have the opportunity to bring amazing products and great value bundles to my growing list of crafting friends!

In closing, I’m happy to announce that I’ll continue to bring you great paper crafting ideas as a Spellbinders Spellblogger and a Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador in 2018!  I’m looking forward to sharing new and exciting crafting ideas with you.  Bookmark this blog, subscribe to Decor8yourlife on YouTube, and click on the icons to follow me on social media!  Let’s make 2018 the prettiest year yet!


Some of my Spellblogger Projects

The following are my latest projects using dies, stamps and trims from Spellbinders. Click here to see the full list.

Wedding Card Tutorial
Wedding Card Tutorial
Wedding Card Tutorial Featuring Spellbinders Rosy Summer Flower and Vineyard Bottle Tag Dies For this Wedding Card Tutorial ...
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Spellbinders Surprise Bundle
Spellbinders Surprise Bundle Summer 2018
Spellbinders Surprise Bundle Guess what! It's that time of the year again! Today Spellbinders releases their Surprise Bundle ...
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Spellbinders Card Kit of the Month July 2018
Spellbinders Card Kit of the Month July 2018 Today I'm sharing some card making ideas using the Spellbinders ...
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Spellbinders Die of the Month
Spellbinders Die of the Month - June 2018 Today I'm sharing this easy to make easel card using ...
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Butterfly Card
Butterfly Card
Butterfly Card Idea This Butterfly Card uses the Spellbinders Brilliant Butterfly die-set, and the lace flower frame from ...
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Quick and Easy Cards
Quick and Easy Cards
Quick and Easy Cards Make Quick and Easy Cards using the Spellbinders Floral Panel Card die-set by Sharyn ...
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Mini Album Tutorial
Mini Album Tutorial
Mini Album Tutorial with Project Life Cards and Planner Discs This Mini Album Tutorial uses Project Life cards ...
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Easy Card Making Idea
Easy Card Making Idea This Easy Card Making Idea uses the Sharyn Sowell Rose Bird Topiary die-set, from ...
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Easy Elegant Card Making
Easy Elegant Card Making
Easy Elegant Card Making Easy Elegant Card Making using dies from Spellbinders.  Today I'm sharing how you can ...
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Photo Frame Card Tutorial
Photo Frame Card Idea
Photo Frame Card Idea This Photo Frame Card Idea uses the Spellbinders Floral Photo Frame by Sharyn Sowell.  ...
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Shadow Box Card Tutorial
Shadow Box Card Tutorial using Spellbinders Tiny Shadow Box Die Set
Shadow Box Card Tutorial The following Shadow Box Card Tutorial uses the Spellbinders Tiny Shadow Box die-set by ...
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Distress Ink Cards
Distress Ink Cards
Distress Ink Cards Using Dies from Spellbinders by Stephanie Low Distress Ink Cards are so easy to make ...
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