Graphic 45 Twelve Days of Christmas – Swivel Display Box


A while back a previewed my latest holiday project. I am finally getting around to posting the walk through video. Been busy designing new projects and doing some bead work.

I simply love this project design! It is such a unique way to display photos, keepsakes, holiday treats, and so much more!

Once again, I used the very elegant and festive holiday paper collection “Twelve Days of Christmas” from Graphic 45. I used the rich paint color “Red Wine” from Art Alchemy, and gold metallic paint from Liquitex. Elizabeth Craft Design dies add three dimensional holiday embellishments to finish of this project.

I hope you enjoy this video walk through. You can follow me on my social media accounts, blog, YouTube channel,  and Etsy Store through the link at the end of the video.

Thanks for watching.


Graphic 45 “Floral Shoppe” Cigar Keepsake Box


May 3, 2017

This is the first Graphic 45 April Upcycle Challenge project I designed. I used a gifted cigar box from my sister Mary to create a keepsake box which holds mini album and trinket box.

I covered the entire cigar box with ordinary package mailing paper. I distress it using Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Ink. The hardware I used was purchased from Ali Express.

Glad I held onto the cigar box collection my sister gave me because I love the way this keepsake box turned out.  It’s very versatile and can be used to hold craft room tools and items, jewelry, stationery, or memorabilia.

You can watch a video of this project on my YouTube channel. I have added links below to some of the products I used to create this project.

Grafix Medium Weight Chipboard Sheets, 12-Inch by 12-Inch, Natural, 25-Pack

Gummed Reinforced Packing Tape

Graphic45 Floral Shoppe Paper Collection

Jewelry Box Feet and Hardware