Good Day Crafters!
Welcome to our happy blog! It's a new week of wonder here at Graphic 45! Our new collections are making their way to stores all over the world and we know you are all excited to get your hands on them. Today we are featuring some beautiful Christmas Emporium crafts from Robin Shakoor and Sherry Cheever of our design team. We hope today's creations will help conjure some ideas for your holiday crafting. And since it's Monday, we have a new blog contest to introduce! Since we're starting off this week with holiday-themed crafts, we want to know what holiday inspires you the most when it comes to crafting. Is Christmas your favorite holiday to create? Or do you enjoy making spooky Halloween projects? Maybe you're more of a Mother's Day crafter, or even Easter. There's lots of inspiring holidays to choose from. Pick one and tell us about it on our blog or Facebook page. Share your favorite crafting holiday and you could win this fabulous prize pack! A Proper Gentleman 12x12 paper pad, Geometric Door Plate and Knob Staples, Fiskars Everywhere Punch Cartridge, Clear Snap Color Catcher, and a beautiful cling stamp by Hampton Art! A winner will be chosen at random and announced here on the blog on Friday, August 26th!
These first two marvelous Christmas Emporium layouts were made by Robin Shakoor, a superbly brilliant crafter. These beautiful LOs will instantly get you in the holiday spirit, even though Christmas is several months away. Here is what Robin had to say about the inspiration for this first adorable LO called "Twinkle."
"The “Christmas Emporium” collection definitely brings out the spirit of Christmas. I created this 8 ½ x 11 layout using this amazing holiday photo. The tree was cut from “Christmas Emporium” and placed in the lower, right corner of the page. The lettering is from Imaginarium Designs and is the perfect size for this page. I finished my layout using beautiful flower tags topped with stockings which were cut from “Christmas Emporium.” You will love this collection and you will find it your “go to” for all of your Christmas projects. Enjoy!" -Robin Shakoor
Patterned Paper: Graphic 45 “Christmas Emporium” collectionCardstock: CoredinationsInk/Paint: Ranger, Making MemoriesChipboard: Imaginarium Designs Gem: PrimaAdhesives: Scotch, Beacon, Creative Memories Die Cut Tags: Graphic 45 “Christmas Emporium” collection Sanding Block: CoredinationsPhoto: Tom Clare
Patterned Paper: Christmas Emporium Cardstock: BazzillInk: Distress Ink (Ranger), Cranberry Pigment Ink (American Crafts) Embellishments: Pins (Jenni Bowlin), Button (Craft Supply), Ribbon (My Mind’s Eye), Stickles (Ranger), Glimmer Mist (Ranger), Pearls (Kaisercraft), Letters (My Mind’s Eye)Dies: Heirloom Ornaments (Spellbinders), Punch (Martha Stewart Crafts)
Adhesives: ATG 700 (Scotch), Foam Squares (Ranger). Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), 450 Quick Dry (Helmar’s)
Next we have a gorgeous piece of holiday home decor by the absolutely fabulous Sherry Cheever. This festive wall hanging would look stunning in any home, and it would also make a superb holiday gift! Sherry used our beautiful Christmas Emporium papers and Chipboard Tags to create this heart-warming work of art. After all, it's never too early to start planning your holiday crafts!
We want to thank Robin Shakoor and Sherry Cheever for their stunning projects today. Even though Christmas is a ways away, we hope today's crafts got everyone's creative gears turning. We will be back here tomorrow with more wonderful crafts to share with you. And don't forget that our wedding layout craft challenge is happening right now! Post your Graphic 45 wedding layouts on our Facebook page for your chance to win! We also look forward to reading your comments for this week's blog contest! Have a beautiful Monday, Crafters!
Your Pals in Paper,
Team Graphic 45