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

Pop up Card Tutorial
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Pop Up Card Tutorial
Pop Up Card Tutorial feat. Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Hello G45'rs! In Today's tutorial we're going to make this beautiful ...
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Graphic 45 Tutorials
Graphic 45 Easel Pop Up Card Tutorial
Graphic 45 Baby to Bride Easel Pop Up Card Tutorial Hello G45'rs! In today's tutorial we're going to make this ...
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Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe Pop Up Cards
Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe Pop Up Cards
Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe Pop Up Cards Hello and welcome to another edition of Graphic 45 projects and inspiration! (I ...
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Graphic 45 Folio Mini Album Tutorial
Graphic 45 Master Detective Folio Tutorial
Graphic 45 Master Detective Folio This folio is a spin-off of my October Daily Folio that I uploaded to my ...
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graphic 45 mini album tutorial
Graphic 45 Mini Album Tutorial
Graphic 45 Mini Album Tutorial This is an easy Mini Album Tutorial.  Beginners and experts are welcome.  You can make ...
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Graphic 45 junk journal
Graphic 45 Junk Journal
Graphic 45 Shabby Vintage Junk Journal Hi friends! In this post I'm sharing a Graphic 45 Junk Journal I made ...
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Graphic 45 Card Tutorial
Graphic 45 Note Card and Gift Box Tutorial
Graphic 45 Note Card and Gift Box Tutorial This Note Cards Gift Box Tutorial uses the very last sheet from ...
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Graphic 45 Imagine Collection Paper Bag Card Tutorial
Graphic 45 Imagine Collection Paper Bag Card Tutorial
Graphic 45 Imagine Collection Paper Bag Card Tutorial For this Paper Bag Card tutorial I'll be taking you step by ...
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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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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.

Spellbinders September 2018 Card kit of the month
Spellbinders September 2018 Card Kit Unboxing
Spellbinders September 2018 Card Kit Unboxing Hello Spellbinders fans! Today I have a Spellbinders September 2018 Card Kit ...
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Spellbinders Cardmaking Tutorial
Special Moments & Inked Messages Spellbinders Blog Hop
Special Moments & Inked Messages Spellbinders Blog Hop GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED - Congratulations to my winner! Elizabeth Beadybombom! ...
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Card Making Blog
Spellbinders Small Die of the Month August 2018
Spellbinders Small Die of the Month The Spellbinders Small Die Club of the Month for August 2018 is ...
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Spellbinders Cut and Emboss Folders
Spellbinders Cut and Emboss Folders
Spellbinders Cut and Emboss Folders Blog Hop ***Thank you all for participating. The giveaway is now closed. Winner ...
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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 Card Tutorial
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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