Today, we celebrate the 2nd day of October! It's the month of pumpkins, spooky fun, and autumn beauty. Solange Marques and Ginny Nemchak have two perfect projects to share with us today. It's going to be a day full of Fall fun!
First, Solange has this incredible altered Rare Oddities tray. This would make the perfect Halloween home decor!
"I think that configuration box is creative altered piece and I Love to make my boxes by myself using cardboard . I use fussy cutting from Rare Oddities collection, there are many elements such as skeletons, skulls, bats, crows that can be used for decorate the box. I add gauze and cotton waste painted black with spray ink.
Tip:I stamped cobweb on transparency and glued it on some boxes." ~Solange
Now, how about this gorgeous fancy fold card by Ginny? It's so beautiful! We are simply in love with Ginny's incredible cards.
"Fancy fold cards are becoming my new favorite. I love that you can add so much dimension and all the extra surface area means there’s more room to add yummy layers of patterned papers and images as well as flowers, ribbon and die cuts. I think this Rare Oddities card blends spooky with beautiful. I love that Rare Oddities has traditional Halloween colors..but takes it up a notch with greens and purples." ~Ginny
Happy October, G45ers! We have so many goodies in store for you today! We are joining with the amazing Spellbinders for a blog hop that is going to be oh-so-fun. There are tutorials, giveaways, and more! But first, we want to tell you more about a very special event that's happening in Spring 2016!
After having call call earlier this week with Jim West of Craftours, we can say we are more excited than ever! We hammered out a lot of details, and can't wait to share in the good times, create some memories, and get our craft on with you! It is not very often we get face to face creative time with our G45ers, since we are such a small family business, so you can imagine how special it is for us when we do.
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Now, it's time for a brilliant blog hop with Spellbinders! We are in love with Spellbinders incredible products and we love their Woodland dies! Lori Williams and Katie Zoey Ho have two amazing projects in store for you today. Let's jump into the fun!
Now, we just cannot handle how adorable this nightlight is by Katie! Take a look and try her fabulous tutorial!
"The Night Owl is one little petite chap who loves to stay with the light… Over here, creating this simple little candle cover using the latest Whimsical Woodland owl dies as well as some of Spellbinders’ Nestabilities and Card Creator dies. Get ready to shine with glaze this Halloween!!!" ~Katie
Today, we celebrate creativity with the gorgeous and beautiful Mon Amour collection. Maggi Harding and Arlene Cuevas share two ultimate beauties with this romantic new collection. What stunning projects!
First, Maggi shares and brilliant mini album. We love the tags inside. Perfect for so many occasions!
"If you are a romantic person, then Mon Amour was made for you. I love this collection so much! I made this mini album for no one in particular, I just wanted to work with these papers. Most of the pages are pocket pages and are perfect for storing photos and other memorabilia. The last page opens up where you could record you story and memories. I made sure to add lots of pockets for tucking in notes and photographs. The album measures 6.5 x 8.5 x 2.75" and I left a half inch space between each of the pages so that I could use 3D embellishments." ~Maggi
Everyone needs the reminder that they are loved. Arlene displays this perfectly in a Mon Amourcard keepsake. So gorgeous!
"The Mon Amour paper collection is perfect for creating Valentine’s or Romantic projects. But you can also create projects for that special someone. I created this “You are Loved” card for my Mom. I included a video walk-through to show you this project close up. Happy creating!" ~Arlene
Our designers and G45ers have a particular knack for incredible 3D projects. that's why we love to with you a "Happy Papercrafting" because sometimes creativity can't just keep to a page. It has to show itself off in 3D altered art. Today, Danielle Copley and Ginny Nemchak show you 2 ways to dream off-the-page! And we adore these projects!
First, Danielle has an incredible World's Fair altered pop-up matchbook box. We love her video tour below. What a great idea for the adventurous friends and family in your life! Or, to keep on a shelf if you are one yourself!
"I have fallen in love…again! Meet my new love- the Graphic 45 Altered Art Matchbook Box. I am mainly a money or gift card giver and I wanted a fun new way of presenting a small gift, like a gift card or similar, so in walks the new love of my life and, boy, did we had a blast together! Throw in some World’s Fair paper and a fun pop-up twist when the recipient opens the box, and our time together was super fun!
Tip: Sometimes it’s hard to part with a handmade card for fear of its fate once given away, but the Altered Matchbook Box is a gift in itself that the recipient can use after the gift card is gone: for holding small items or re-gift it to keep the gift giving going (no shame in that). Your hard work and time will not be wasted with this fun gift box." ~Danielle
Now, how about this Communique stand display by Ginny. Another perfect idea! Great for an antiques shelf, or for those friends who love a good vintage find!
"I can just image this very vintagy Stand Display on a ladies makeup table or added to a collection of heirloom treasures on a shelf. I overloaded it with flowers so it would have a very feminine feel which is a great combination with the more masculine paper patterns for Communique. I love the texture from the gears and ribbon trim." ~Ginny