Saturday, March 19, 2016

Graphic 45 Design Team Audition 2016

It's that time of year again when Graphic 45 puts out their Design Team Call and this year I decided I would apply for it again this year. I have created three different projects and one tutorial using some of the beautiful new collections from Graphic 45. As you will see below I have a variety of different projects for you as I enjoy making layouts, cards, mini albums and altered projects. I hope you enjoy my creations!

Project #1: A Card set using the CityScapes collection

When I saw the CityScapes collection I knew it would be perfect for making a beautiful layered card set. I love how the papers layer beautifully together and the extra elements of the buildings, keys and ribbon tie all of the cards together.

Supplies Used:
-CityScapes Collection: Cityscapes, Global Odyssey, Well Traveled, Crossroads, Map the Past, Street of Dreams, Passport to the World and Grand Tour.
-CityScapes Ephemera Cards
-CityScapes Cardstock Stickers
-Graphic 45 Staples: Ornate Metal Keys
-Hug a Bug Seam Binding Ribbon: Black
- Heavyweight Cardstock
-Antique Linen & Black Soot Distress Ink

My next project is a beautiful Mixed Media box showing lots of layers.

Project #2: Voyage Beneath the Sea Box 

When I saw the Voyage Beneath the Sea collection I knew that it would be perfect for decorating the outside, top, inside as well as the inserts that come in the Kraft Mixed Media Box. I love everything about this Mixed Media Box that I decorated, especially all of the fussy cut images on the inserts which I added photo mats so that I can add photos to the backs of the insert.

Supplies Used:
-Voyage Beneath the Sea: Voyage Beneath the Sea, Mermaid Melody, Deep Blue Dreams, Ocean Quest, Aquatic Passage, Steampunk Splash, Neptune's Adventure & Wild Wild Waves
-Voyage Beneath the Sea: Ephemera Cards
-Graphic 45 Staples: Kraft Mixed Media Box
-Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink

My next project is a beautiful layered mini album.

Project #3: Enchanted Forest Mini Album

My third project uses the Enchanted Forest collection and I paired it with the Regular Tag Album from the Staples collection which creates a beautiful mini album. 

Supplies Used:
-Enchanted Forest Collection: Enchanted Forest, Gilded Grandeur, Dazzling Damsal, Gallant Knight, Sumptuous Floral, Exquisite Epoch, Brilliant Gem & Medieval Splendor
-Enchanted Forest Collection: Ephemera Cards
-Enchanted Forest Collection: Cardstock Stickers
-Staples Collection: Ornate Metal Keys & Regular Tag Album
-Black Soot Distress Ink
-Hug a Bug Seam Binding Ribbon: Black

My last project has lot of layering and shows my love of layouts.

Project #4 - Ladies Diary Layout with Tutorial

I created a beautiful Mixed Media layout using the Ladies Diary Collectors Edition. I also combined mixing staples and fussy cut images together.

Supplies Used: 
-Ladies Diary Collectors Edition: Delicate Details, A Moment in Time, Lasting Impressions, Ageless Beauty & Ladies Diary.
-Ladies Diary Collectors Edition: Chipboard Tags
-Graphic 45 Staples Collection: Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keys
-Vintage Photo Distress Ink
-Dina Wakley White Gesso

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and looking at my design team audition. It would be a privilege to be apart of the Graphic 45 Design Team!



  1. All the projects are stunning Kate! Fingers crossed for you ☺

  2. They are all so beautiful and creative!

  3. Wow, your work is so beautiful. Each project is so glorious! Thanks for sharing your creativity with the world. We are so honored you submitted for our Design Team! Happy Papercrafting, Charee and Joanna from Graphic 45

  4. Thank you so much Charee and Joanna!

  5. All your projects are amazing!! Fingers crossed for you Katelyn!! they would be so lucky to have you on their design team! :)

  6. Wonderful work congratulations and best of luck in the round two,submission

  7. Congratulations on Graphic 45 making the first round! WOOHOO... GO CANADA!

  8. Congrats! Good luck in the next round. Heather (a fellow Albertan).

  9. Beautiful work with those papers! Congratulations on your first round, and best wishes for the second! Hugs!

  10. Congratulations on making the Top 30! Your work is lovely :) Wishing you all the best! xoxo Aneta

  11. Hi Katelyn, Congratulations on making the top 30! I know what you are feeling right now! Fab project but my favourite is your Ladies Diary layout (one of my favourite collections too!) It will be exciting to see everyones' final submission. Good luck to us all for the second round! Hugs Helen x

  12. Love your projects! So pretty! Congrats on top 30 and best of luck to you!!

  13. Your cards and all of your projects are just beautiful! Good luck to you in the final round.

  14. Congratulations on making the Top 30!
    Lovely projects :)
    Good luck in the final round:)
    Greetings, Padoriaa

  15. Congratulations on top 30 and best of luck in the final round!