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Hi everyone, Mou here on Day 2 of our blog hop with Graphic 45!


This week we're so excited to be hopping with Graphic 45! Stop by our blog every day this week to see craft inspirations! Don't forget to leave a comment on the posts to be entered in our giveaway! 

Graphic 45 will also have crafts up on their blog so don't forget to stop by their sites-







For today's hop project, I decorated an ATC Book Box with various Design Memory Craft products and Graphic 45 embellishments. I have to say the two sets of products work together like peanut butter and jelly! I had SO MUCH FUN. Let me walk you through the steps.

Start by painting the ATC Book Box and the tags with Chalkboard Paint.

Once dry, color the surfaces with Gelatos® colors from the Metallic and Steampunk set. Blend the colors dry with the blending tools from Gelatos Tool set. To add some extra shin, apply a coat of Glaze. Let dry.

Apply Whipped Spackle through stencil on the tags as shown.

When dry, add some more colors with Gelatos® colors and Stamper's Big Brush pen, blending with a wet brush.

Ink up the selected stamps with Stamper's Big Brush pens and stamp randomly around the box and tags.




Next, cut out images from the Inscribe patterned paper and attach to the box and tags with Gel Medium. Also add selected words cut out of old book paper.


Punch a hole on the top of the ATC Book Box and insert the Lion Head Door Knocker. Screw it in place with the provided hardware to create a handle for your box.

Once the tags are thoroughly dry, put them together with the binder ring. Best part is that it can be an ongoing project as you can add more tags as you go!

Hope you enjoyed today's project and be sure to stop by tomorrow for more inspiration.


Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents and Tools: Chalkboard Paint, Gel Medium, Glaze, Whipped Spackle, Gelatos Tool set, Stencils 10ct 101 Collection

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos®: Metallic, Steampunk

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush Pens: Black, Red set

Graphic 45

Item # 4500845 ATC Book Box Kraft

Item #  4501028  Antique Brass Lion Head Door Knockers     

Item # 4500070 Typography 12 x 12 paper Inscribe

Item # K0283 Cling stamp set Typography 2

Others: Crop-a-dile, old book paper


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Carla  Hundley

This is so cool!
Love all the
texture on each
tag. Great idea.
Carla from Utah

Barbara Johnston

Love the layers of color and texture on the tag set.


Beautyfull tags, they give me a lot of inspiration.
Hugs Aartje

LaChelle Shown

Love this ATC box! Thank you for such a great idea :)

Kate LeBlanc

So beautiful, I love all the colors and textures.

Peggy Govanetti

Gorgeous AND fun project!!!! I love the metallic effects, thanks for showing how!!!!!


What gorgeous tags to go in that fabulous box!!



katie Steinmeier

Brilliant project!

Marina Kovalenko


Sue  D

Beautiful colors and textures and I like the stamped images you used.

Ruby C

The chalkboard paint and steampunk and metallics are perfect for Halloween. The way you've combined these products is amazing. Love the little ATC box and tags.

Bonnie Rabon

Love the show tonight. Was great.

Ruby C

Loving the UStream class tonight too!


Gorgeous. Thanks for the UStream video too. Such pretty flowers. Does anybody else giggle when they see the words "Whipped Spackle"!

Jill H

Love the box with the Lion Head Door Knocker! Also--love Limor's bouquet tonight on Ustream! Thanks for all the inspiration!


Great show tonight -loved Limor's canvas- So beautiful - love this little tag book and box

TracyM #6773

LOVE the colors and textures!!!

Viki B

This is gorgeous! I love the tags and the images that you used and the box has so much depth to the coloring.

Pam W

This is a very cool project. I love the whipped spackle, it gives very nice dimension. I also love the steampunk color gelatos.

Johanne Lacombe

Very nice project. I love it.

Linda F

Fantastic project. I really like the rich colour palette.

Renee Collier

Tags are always fun!

barbara macaskill

Love Mou's incredible ATC Book Box!!! Great colors and lots of awesome textures!!! A++++++ TFS!


I was just commenting on another blog about using carbon paper in the old days. I see you have an erase from that era.
Quite a coincidence.
Beautiful album. Love the lions head.
thanks for sharing.

snazzy jj

Love your project, looks like something from Harry Potter. Magical.

Linda Chidster

L O V E the Tags!!! TFS!!!

Sue Chesley

I love this project! The colors and design are so beautiful!

Katie B.

Love how the gelatos take on a different appearance over kraft paper. Love all of your tags and the cover too. :) Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Jean Marmo

This is just beautiful! Love how you used the gelatos! Thanks for the inspiration!

Beth Williams

This whole week is just perfect for me. Have a ton of G45 in my stash-and a lot of Faber-Castell I've been waiting to use. The inspiration and tutorials are going to help me do just that. Thank you so much.

Linda Storey

Love the textures. TFS!

Ginger Jarnagin

I have some gelato and just never used them, with the videos and snap guides I learned so much and can't wait to play.


OMGosh! Mou's ATC tag book is off the chain!!!! I love the beautiful, rich jewel tones she used along with the brass looking hardware and SO MUCH YUMMY TEXTURE!!!! Absolutely divine and oozing with inspiration!!! Thanks for sharing this most gorgeous creation today!! I love it!!!

Moni Agila

Looking good and the textures of the mini album are super. I love gelatos.


Love the tags! Had totally forgotten those round erasers with the attached brush. Took me right back to the dreaded typing class in 1968.....

April Lopez

I loBe making tags and I love the little box to hold them. Ingenious!

Deborah Cook

Fantastic !!! You are so creative, I love how you made the little tags pop. Thanks for the inspiration :)

Donna Davis

Gorgeous tags. Each one is a piece of art. Thanks for the inspiration.

Janice Carl

Love the textures!

Moni Agila

Great project.

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