Graphic 45 blog hop day 4 with Rita
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Graphic 45 Blog Hop Day 5 with Lisa

Hey there everyone! It's Lisa with you today and welcome to Day FIVE 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:

My my project, I also used Graphic 45's ATC Box in Kraft to create a future photo memory keeper box (I have 2 beautiful cats so the Raining Cats & Dogs collection is perfect for me).

I coated the entire box with a coat of Chalkboard Paint. Once dry I gave it a second coat of paint and allowed that to dry.


I measured the papers that I wanted to use and applied those with Gel Medium to the sides, bottom, and top of the box. Allowing to dry or heat setting, as preferred.


Using one of the Stencils from the Stencil 101 pack I applied Texture Luxe™ Gold lightly (with a sponge) through the stencil to the box lid.


I additionally fussy cut a flower pattern and adhered that with Gel Medium and added a touch of Glass Bead Glitter Gel for extra shimmer. This was also attached to the box lid.

A few decorative chipboard elements were added to the sides as well as a large chipboard piece to the top. A few of the smaller chipboard tags were nestled inside for a decorative touch.

Here is a close-up!



Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents and Tools: Gel Medium, Chalkboard Paint, Texture Luxe™ Gold, Glass Bead Glitter GelGelatos Tool setStencils 10ct 101 Collection

Graphic 45

Item # 4500845 ATC Book Box Kraft

Item # 4500972 Raining Cats and Dogs Decorative Chipboard

Item #4500969 Raining Cats and Dogs 8 x 8 paper pad

Lisa Sig


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Beautyfull! Thanks for all the inspiration in the last days
Hugs Aartje

TracyM #6773

WOW - the gold over the patterned paper must look AMAZING in person!!!


I really need to indulge in those stencils.... And the entire graphic 45 line!

April Lopez

This is very sweet and very pretty. Thank you for sharing.


A great idea to make the box to keep pictures of your 4-legged family. The box is beautiful. thanks for the tips on making it.
and thanks for sharing a wonderful idea.

Deborah Cook

Wow!! Love this. I really want to make one for myself. Thanks for the tutorial and the inspiration :)


Very pretty. May try it. Thanks for the inspiration!

Donna Davis

Great idea to honor an old friend. Thank-you for the tutorial and inspiration.

Becca Cruger

Wow! This is stunningly gorgeous. The gold texture luxe works just perfectly with that intense G45 pattern!

snazzy jj

Great idea layering the stencil on the pattern paper. Love the title too.

barbara macaskill

Love this collection and your box is so pretty! LOVE the gold texture luxe over the paper! TFS!

Sue D

This will be perfect for photos of your cats.

LaChelle Shown

It's been such a great week with such great projects. Thank you for the inspiration!

Beth Williams

I actually have everything I need to recreate this-yeah me! I can use it to make a memorial for a friend who recently lose a beloved pet. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration.

Johanne Lacombe

It's very beautiful. I love it. Thanks for sharing,


You chose one of my favorite sets for your goegeous box - LOVE IT!

Ruby C

Gorgeous! Chalkboard paint is so versatile and Love the shimmer of the Gold Luxe.


Sooooo pretty

Carla  Hundley

So enjoying all the
gorgeous projects
on the blog hop!
Wonderful looking
Carla from Utah

Kate LeBlanc

I love the project and all the techniques. What a great gift for a friend!

Pam W

Beautiful box. I think I will try to make one as a gift.

Marina Kovalenko

Bright work!

Katie B.

Really cute! Love how you toned down the paper with the paint. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.


What a sweet keepsake and a most wonderful idea that I must try for my little puppy!! I'm sure it's even more lovely and fabulous irl!! Lisa is such a great inspiration and I love how she used the G45 papers and chipboard in perfect unison with some awesome Design Memory Craft products!!!

Moni Agila

Beautiful box for all your keepsakes.

Janice Carl

Great paper choice for a great project.

Viki B

Thanks for a great idea for use with my Raining Cats and Dogs papers. It is so pretty.

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