We put our Design Team to the challenge - create a project with just 5 items! We want to show you how beautiful, practical, and amazing a project can be with only 5 G45 supplies. What do you think? You should challenge yourself to only use 5 items to create with. See how far your imagination can take you! Nadya Lifa and Nichola Battilana will show you two amazing projects using 5 supplies!
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We are in love with this card. The color palette, Nadya's clever ideas with washi tape and our butterfly staples, and beautiful layering are just incredible. We can hardly believe she only used 5 G45 supplies! She even has a video tutorial so you can create your own.
"I love to make gifts for my husband, to give him greeting cards. But he, like all men does not favor a romantic style and the Shabby chic style, so I try to please him and make gifts in grunge style. My card about the relationship of people about how they feel, about love, full of power and romance. For decorative metal butterflies I used washi tape, that well rests on the metal and it is decorated beautifully. I also cut out a lot of decorative items from the paper shits from Typography Paper Pad. Graphic 45 paper always on the top! I love everything, that i create with this perfect paper, cause my ideas come true!" ~Nadya
We are in love with the idea of covering our metal butterflies with washi tape. What a fun idea!
5 Supply List:
Graphic 45 Typography 12x12 Pad
Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Key Holes
Graphic 45 Alphabet Sticker Staples
Graphic 45 Washi Tape
Graphic 45 Metal Butterflies
I used glue, tape, scissors, stationery knife, ruler, scor board.
If you follow Nichola's work, you know she is one incredible fussy cutter! Wow, her projects are filled with whimsical imagery often from her fussy cutting adventures. So, she used her 5 supplies to create something beautiful and functional - amazing! AND, there's a Snapguide tutorial. Fun, fun, fun.
"I simply can not sit and watch tv without doing something with my hands. I drag my tools and supplies to the couch and inevitably lose them between the cushions and under pillows. Even worse, my fussy cut bits fall into that abyss! So I’ve upcycled an unwanted tray into a fussy cutting buddy. It’s a simple recon, but results in something useful and pretty. Totally optional (but really very handy) is the addition of a scrabble tile holder set off to the side. It’s a simple solution to prevent my tools from rolling around the work surface while avoiding the creation of any additional corners or crevices for little bits to get stuck in.
I’ve used An Eerie Tale for my recon, but you can easily change up the Graphic 45 collection to suit your tastes. With coordinaing front and backs, picking two papers really gives you four paper options and makes mixing and matching pretty darned easy." ~Nichola
Take 5 supplies and create time to create this weekend! This challenge is perfect if the crafting mojo is down, but you are looking to get crafty. Have a creative weekend, G45ers!
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