We are so inspired by our G45ers who share their amazing projects on our Ning page. We are amazed by your creative genius and LOVE when you share! Today, we are sharing some highlights from our Ning gallery.
First, we have this stunning Typography tag mini album by Sharon Lee Wade-Coughlin! She perfectly upcycled some of our Staples packaging to make this gorgeous project. What a fantastic idea!
Typography mini tag album by Sharon Lee Wade-Coughlin
Next, we have this gorgeous Couture wood transfer by Manoli Navarro. Wow! This is just so beautiful. What a great technique and beautiful project!
Couture wood transfer by Manoli Navarro
Now, enjoy this Couture accessory box from Ning user Virginie. What a beautiful altered project!
We know our G45ers love making tags! Today, our Design Team will absolutely wow you with their gorgeous tag ideas. Rhea Freitag shares a series of tags, and Ginger Ropp has a mini tutorial you cannot miss with our Graphic 45 Tag Staples. What a fun day!
First, we have this beautiful Artisan Style tag series from Rhea. See what inspired these gorgeous tags:
"This project was inspired by a recent swap I participated in along with a few of my Graphic 45 team mates. I wanted to capture the true, Artisan Style, so this collection was perfect for this task. The black staples tags made for the perfect base. I chose to round the corners on some of my elements to mimic the shape of the tag. I love this small detail. Of course even a simple tag gets a little bit of metal added when I have my way, so I had to include the classic Graphic 45 keyholes and ornate keys." ~Rhea
Today, we're sharing adventurous projects from our fabulous Design Team using Come Away with Me! Miranda Edney has an incredible altered project to share with us. Then, Yumi Muraeda creates a harmonic altered art project you certainly will adore. You will love the details on all these projects!
Miranda first has this incredible altered carriage and bike using Come Away with Me for us today! Take a look at all these great details and embellishments. We love every one!
Today is the last day to take part in this week's giveaway! Enter to win this prize pack of Raining Cats & Dogs by commenting here on the blog or on our Facebook page. We'll announce the winner tomorrow here on the blog:
Thanks for joining us today! Big thanks to Miranda and Yumi for sharing their creative genius with us. Have a great day, G45ers!
We are so excited to have some of our older collections back in stores. We are loving to see what you and our Design Team are doing with our Deluxe Collector's Editions! Today, we are sharing beautiful projects using Times Nouveau from the amazing Nadya Lifa and Andrew Roberts. You are in for a treat!
First, we have this gorgeous card from Nadya using Times Nouveau. The layering and ribbons and florals are just so stunning! What an elegant card.
"This stylish and elegant Times Nouveau collection so inspiring to work! This card is very multilayered! The more layers you have, the more volume becomes - it's my golden rule! It is also very interesting to use a lot of different elements in the cards: paper, cut parts, chipboard, metal and resin embellishments! Try to work with different elements, do not forget to pick them up by color and you will create the most beautiful designs!" ~Nadya
Both Andrew and Nadya use Times Nouveau for their projects today. You can get this Deluxe Collector's Edition in stores today. It comes with 2 copies of each sheet of 12x12 paper, stickers, and chipboard all in one great kit!
Next, we have this fabulous altered double mixed media box from Andrew using Times Nouveau. What a great gift for his wife who also loves to craft! We love this awesome project.
"My wife Jennifer loves to sew and craft. I decided the Graphic 45 mixed media boxes would make a great storage idea. I made this project to help my wife store her haberdashery items. I thought the vintage fashion and other images were a great combination for this project. Joining two boxes together worked really well and gave double the storage.
Tip: My tip this time around is to join the mixed media boxes together and discover the possibilities. Try the other graphic 45 boxes as well and let your creativity become inspired." ~Andrew
We have this gorgeous Artisan Style mixed media album from Keri to kick off this great day. We are in love with this fabulous project and love what she did with the papers and paint on this beautiful album! We love how she used this album to plan her next craft projects. What a great idea.
Keri shares her project ideas throughout this album. What a beautiful album filled with glorious creative plans!
Share who inspires you in your craft inspiration album. Love this!
Other Supplies: Star Placemat (Pink Paislee) Embossing Folder (Spellbinders) Paint (Adirondack Paint Dabbers in Pool, Gold and Mushroom) Pen (Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pen in Black) Gesso Canvas Ribbon (Canvas Corp) Heart Buttons (Misc) Adhesive (Hot Glue Gun & Aleene’s Tacky Glue) “Inspire” Chipboard (Unknown)
Next, Nichola shares an incredible project with our Window Shadow Box! See what she has to say about this great creation:
"The Graphic 45 window shadow boxes just beg to display collections. And collections should definitely be displayed! What use are those little tid-bits we hold dear if only to be shoved in a box in the back of the closet? So I gussied up a Black Window Shadow Box with Craftmanship and This Old House from Artisan Style, added some chipboard gears and wings, topped it with vintage ‘junk’ and then finished it off with a Door Knocker for a bit of ‘rawr!’. On the little shelves I’ve tucked new and vintage treasures. It may seem like a jumble of miscellaneous bits but there is a loose theme here: the meaning of life according to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. The number 42." ~Nichola