Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Graphic 45 Primer ABC Back to School altered project

The minute I saw the first pictures of the new Graphic 45 ABC Primer paper I knew what I wanted to do.  I love Graphic 45 and being  retired teacher I love, love, love this paper,  My only problem is I always hate cutting up at first,  For this I used 12 x 12 single sheets, 8 x 8 pad, chipboard embellishments, Graphic 45 matching stamp sets, several different ribbons and school brads I found.  
The book shaped box was from M's on clearance.  I covered the box inside and out  using Mod Podge.  I then made an accordian book with craft paper card stock .  Each was cut 6 x 7 inches and then scored 1 inch on side  and folded it to glue pages together.  I then put some of stiff ribbon on end to have a pull out piece so pages wouldn't get stuck.  
Here is pics of finished front, side, back and inside.  
After that I cut paper 14 each smaller than pages and decorated. I used Lacey Labels to cut some shapes.  I also used Tags, Bags, Boxes and More to cut out tags of different shapes and sizes.   I used a lot of ink on the edges.  After decorating one side I turned and did the other side and then glued the last tab into  the book.  
Each page has pockets with one or two tags which pictures could be added to later as well as journaling.  
I am really pleased the way this turned out and hope you liked it as well.  
I am entering this in the following challenges.  
Cooking with Cricut  School Days Challenge
Blog Quick Quotes  Back to School Challenge
You Had Me At Craft  Made it My Self Mondays
Paper Issues  Learning Curve linking party
My Pink Stamper School Theme


  1. WOW! What an absolutely gorgeous project! I love the whole sophisticated and vintage look! What attention to detail! Thank you so much for playing along with us atQuick Quotes and at CookingWithCricut.com

    QQ DT
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  2. Your accordian book turned out great, it is so full of so much detail!!

  3. OMG! What a terrific project, love, love the vintage look. You did a awesome job.
    Cindy Lou

  4. this is so pretty! I love your work!


  5. Wow...absolutely beautiful! I love the vintage look.

    Amy E.

  6. Oh, my goodnes, this is beautiful! So much detail and the colors are just gorgeous! Great job!

  7. Oh Wow Suzanne I was beginning to worry about you, and now I can see why, You were creating a Masterpiece! I absolutely LOVE this! I Love these papers and I too would have a hard time cutting into them, lol! I'm so excited that you shared this over at the Quick Quotes challenge! Now remember if this needs a good home you have my address, LOL!
    ((Hugs)) Theresa

  8. This is gorgeous great job.

    DIANA L.

  9. Love the amount of detail! Great work!

  10. gorgeous altered project! Lots of great details!
    Thanks for joining us at Quick Quotes!
    ~julie QQ DT

  11. gorgeous project!!! thanks for sharing it with us at QQ!!

    Adora (QQ DT)

  12. This is pretty fantastic! I have seen this paper at Archiver's and wondered what could be done with it. I am so impressed by your creativity and execution. This project looks store bought. Sabrina @ sabrioletdesigns.blogspot.com