The Most Important People In My Life

I discovered this amazing album on the Graphic 45 blog. I highly recommend stopping by. They really have a very talented design team and you are sure to be inspired.

Important People In My Life

Don’t you just love a beautiful handmade book?  I am going to share the highlights of this gorgeous album, but when you go on the Graphic 45 blog you can see an amazing step by step tutorial. Jane’s magnificent book-binding technique is so clever and fun. You can use this fantastic method for years to come!

Book Binding

I love this book binding technique. I see many hand made albums in my future. 🙂


Chipboard Leaves

Words For Cover

Ink your words with black ink. Jane used Peeled Paint on the  “most” word for a little contrast.


Glue all your words onto your cover. Add a clock in the middle of your O in the word Important.


Cut two strips from your sheet of “Rendezvous.” Jane used a Tim Holtz Sizzix die to do this. Glue the two strips together and pleat them up. This will make your flower rosette.



Punch a 3 ½ inch scallop circle from a piece of “French Country.” Add glue to it and place your flower rosette over the top. If you are using liquid adhesive, you will need to hold your rosette until it dries. Or you can use a hot glue gun as it dries a lot faster. Then rub some ink on top of it to hide the white bits that are showing.

complete rosette

Punch a 1-¾ inch circle from “Sunflower” and mat it onto a piece of black cardstock. Glue a Graphic 45 key hole onto your circle, add two brads, and some bling. Glue the finished piece onto your rosette.

Beautiful Cover

Jane added the word “Remember” onto the black ribbon and also added the phrase “Special Memories” above the rosette. You can also add two little brackets at each end of your word important. And you have an amazing cover to your hand made album. If you are inspired as much as I was by this beautiful project, hop on over to the Graphic 45 blog for a complete tutorial/instructions.

My hope for you is to be fearless when it comes to your creativity, to try new things and most important to have fun!

Thanks for visiting and have a very creative day.



Graphic 45 Sunflower, French Country Collection Paper     Graphic 45 French Country, French Country Collection Paper     Graphic 45 Promenade, French Country Collection Paper

Graphic 45 Grandeur, French Country Collection Paper     Graphic 45 Rendezvous, French Country Collection Paper     Graphic 45 Haute Couture, Fashionista Collection Paper


Tim Holtz Peeled Pain Distress Ink     Distress Ink Pad - Vintage Photo  Item# RNG-DSTVNTPHT     Colorbox Dark Brown Chalk Ink

ColorBox Lime Pastel Chalk Ink


Ornate Metal Keys Graphic 45 Staples 4500545     Imaginarium Designs Kerri Flourish Tiny

Product Used (Not Shown):

  • Key and Clock Parts
  • Chipboard Tree Shapes – Collections
  • Custom Designed Words – Imaginarium Designs
  • Rhinestones – Kaiser Craft
  • Ribbons – Vandoros