We have an amazing new newsletter program that will save you time and money! Have you ever been on the search for fun DIYs that are affordable and can be done in under an hour? Well, we have the projects for you! Our designers tackle a new DIY idea every month and we have named it #simplyG45!
What is #simplyg45? Every month on the newsletter we will share 1-2 tutorials that you can complete with very few supplies and in less than an hour! Creativity doesn't have to be complex - it can be fun and quick too!
Our first #simplyG45 was a great party DIY from Arlene using the beloved By the Sea collection using ever-popular mason jars! Check out her tutorial below:
Annette Green and Gloria Stengel are usually busy helping create our Graphic 45 class project sheets, but occasionally they treat us with extra goodies to share here on the blog! Annette and Gloria make incredible projects using the Art-C Groove Tool and Graphic 45 paper. You will love the great ideas they share with us today!
First, Annette has the best tutorial for these Rare Oddities treat bags! So great for those classroom Halloween parties or just a gathering you'd have at your house. Annette show you great tips with the Art-C Groove Tool as well. How fun!
"These easy treat holder tags would be great for kids or even for an adult Halloween party. I’ve used just a few sheets in the paper collection to make these six tags, but you could make a multitude of them with the remaining papers and a few more tags and chipboard pieces. " ~Annette
"How fun was it to use the Groove Tool to apply ink to my project??? Very! I was able to apply my ink easily and found that I saved time in the process.
I created a shadow box using the Window Shadow Box in black. I covered the front and sides of the box with papers from the Time to Flourish and Rare Oddities collections. I cut several images from both collections and spread them throughout my design. I added vials and giant ostrich feathers to add a bit of whimsy.
Tip: Be sure to mix and match paper collections when creating your projects. This will allow you to use the papers in your stash in fresh, new ways." ~Robin
Enjoy this incredible Halloween basket from Ginny. We love the idea of placing this around the house! The embellishments and colors are simply perfection. What a great idea!
"This whimsical and vintage inspired home decor Halloween Basket was super fun to create. I used coordinating papers from several lines and added some halloweeny embellishments to dress it up. I used the Art-C Groove Tool to distress and grunge up the edges of the papers I used to cover the peat pot. This made preparing the many pieces so much faster. And who doesn’t like a power tool right? Another helpful tip I can share if you have the little plastic skeleton figures that are not articulated and you want to bend them to fit your project you can use your heat gun to warm up the joints you want to move..but be careful they become pretty hot….then hold it in place until it cools." ~Ginny
We have more amazing projects to share today. Arlene Cuevas uses the Art-C Groove Tool to make the most incredible Fall home decor piece. Then, Brit Sviggum shares a brilliant pocket scrapbooking idea with us today. We are so inspired by all the fall magic happening on our blog this week!
"I created this altered printers tray featuring Graphic 45’s Rare Oddities paper collection. I used the Art-C Groove tool to sand down and distress the edges of the printers tray, ink the papers, and smooth the edges of the chipboard pieces. It’s a very nifty tool, especially for artists who have pain in their hands/fingers from repetitive motions like painting, inking and sanding. The Groove tool certainly makes distressing a lot easier and faster!" ~Arlene
Brit shows you a great way to use our fall-themed papers even if you don't celebrate Halloween! We love this pocket scrapbooking page.
"I am not used to celebrate Halloween here where I live. But I love the Halloween papers and embellishment, so it was nice to decorate this pocket page with some small cut outs and Rare Oddities cards. I wanted this page to be clean and simple, and to show people how little you need to decorate the cards to make a nice page. I work in a photo store where we sell some scrapbooking supplies. And we see that people who are used to just put their photos into normal pocket albums, finds the pocket scrapping concept really interesting. They see how little they need to make their albums more attractive. So the Ephemera cards from Graphic45 is great to get started with Pocket scrapping. You can use the decorated sides of the cards, or turn them around(like I did), and use the more simple side." ~Brit