Wednesday, April 27, 2022

CraftWell DT: Love Browny -G45 Minialbum



This is my next post for Craftwell

I have been accumulating the Graphic 45 monthly kits since their beginning, thus, I finally decided to reminiscence on my paw-baby in doggie heaven and used the 2021 Vol. 9 Well Groomed kit.
I changed some of the suggested papers from the kit with background papers from the complementary Graphic 45 paper pad.

In short:

First, I created several shaker elements as embellishments using the Dog's Life kit.
I tried to recreated my boy as best as I could using the elements from the kit and some PowerPuff chalks:

No too bad comparing him with the original Browny:

Then, I followed the instructions from the Well Groomed kit, just changing some of the papers with the background papers without flowers (which are also cute but not what I wanted to portrait for our dear 16 year old male dog).

Then, I used tacky glue to glue the papers to the thick black cardboard sheets. And decorated the title page using the shaker elements that I had died cut previously.

For some pages, I used the TC beautiful words embossing folder to emboss the dark mats before attaching them to the pages:

I'm still working on decorating the inside pages with the G45 ephemera/post cards elements and stickers as well as more shaker die cuts I made. I really like the ribbon suggested binding of the book and might do it, attaching my Browny's rabis shot tag as dangle. Once I finish the album, I'll post it to.

Here are some close ups from the title page shaker elements.

Finally, I die cut the letters to spell "Browny" using two different G45 papers and glued them to the "love" shaker to finish the album title page.

I used the BoBunny alpha die for the "B" and the TH alpha dies for the rest.

Comparing both albums:
 Suggested Graphic 45’s album:

From the Grapic 45 blog

And mine uncompleted one:

As I mentioned previously, I ended up changing the background paper of all the pages, but one (the multi-colored paw printed page)...

Craftwell Tools

SNAP die cut machine
Beautiful Words embossing folder, Teresa Collins, Craftwell

Other Companies:

Dies: Sizzix TH alpha, Bob Bunny alpha and Dog's Life shaker kit, Queen & Co 
PowderPuff Mango Mai Tai ink
Dutch Blue, distressing ink, CTMH
2021 Vol. 9 Well Groomed kit, Graphic 45
Well Groomed Background paper, Graphic 45
Tacky Glue
Foam Squares

 I hope you enjoy it this fun project and please follow Craftwell as well.

Happy Fiesta 

Vicky Tovar

Some challenges:


  1. Love your project. Great creativity I'm sure you had many fond memories as you made this.Thanks for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Barbara DT member for { World Wide Open Design Team Challenge}

  2. Wow! What an amazing project; so many great layers of paper and color! Any dog lover would appreciate this special piece! Unfortunately, you card is dated April 27th and our current challenge posted May 2. Shoot, one of our rules is you can't add a backdated card! So, it won't be eligible for a placing. We love seeing your project; we hope you will come back and join us again soon! Thanks for sharing with us at Path of Postivity! ~Katrina

    1. Hi Katrina, I didn't realized that I entered in the wrong challenge. It took me a few days to do the entering to challenges after I posted this. Your previous challenge probably had expired and I didn't notice and posted in your new one. It was meant for April. Sorry. Dismiss