Hello Fabulous Crafters,
Welcome to day 3 of our fun team-up with the fine folks at Fiskars! We have been having to much fun with this terrific Facebook hop and we hope you are enjoying it as much as we are! We have another amazing lineup of crafts from our design team to share with you today. Melanie Forbes, Jane Tregenza and Yuka Hino have created the most astonishing layouts that combine Graphic 45 and Fiskars! You'll even see a great tutorial by Jane Tregenza that will show you how to create a beautifully layered LO using some fun Fiskars tools and the Graphic 45 Once Upon a Springtime collection. So get ready to be amazed by the creative splendor that you're about to see! And don't forget to swing on by the Graphic 45 Facebook page and the Fiskars Facebook page to see more wonderful crafts. Leave a comment on both pages for your chance to win a spectacular prize this week! Just write "Graphic 45 + Fiskars=______" Fill in the blank with your own words and you'll be entered to win! We will choose two random winners from Facebook and our blog and announce them this Friday! Yay! Okay, lets get to the crafts! This first adorable LO was created by Melanie Forbes using our new collection An ABC Primer. Check out the dazzling layers and amazing colors! This LO gets first prize for fun!
Graphic 45 Papers
An ABC Primer – Happy go Lucky, Grammer School, School Days, Jumping Joan, Calico Kids, Primer Chipboard diecuts 2, Cling An ABC Primer 3 stamps.
Core’dinations Signature Series – Heritage Kraft
Colourbox Graphic 45 Decades – Venetian Lace, Dark Cashmere, Photogenic, Triumphant Red
FISKARS – Border punches in Leave it to Weaver, Notebook & Postage Stamp, trimmer, scissors & tweezers
Twiddleybitz – Feather & swirl FLOR021
May Arts – 3/8” Metallic Velvet Black ribbon 377-38-10
Scrapbook Adhesives – black and white 3D foam squares
Basic Grey – Delilah White Choc Chip alpha’s
Carolee Creations Adorn it - Buckaroo alpha’s
Tattered Angels - Glitter Glam Blue Suede Shoes
Next we have this gorgeous and heart-warming layout by Jane Tregenza. Just look at how beautiful this is! Jane used Once Upon a Springtime and some fun Fiskars punches to create this gorgeous work of art. She even made a tutorial so that you can make one of your very own! Thanks, Jane!
I was wrapped to receive from Fiskars some of their punches for the blog hop. I am a big fan and love the border punches.
They kindly send me two borders and a squeeze punch. The squeeze punch was in the shape of a postage stamp. Perfect for me as I love stamps. I decided to do a layout on my daughter and use “once upon a Springtime”.
First I used the ribbon threading punch, I punched a strip of paper 12 inches long and threaded some apricot satin ribbon through it. It was so easy to do.
I got a bit carried away and ended up with two more punched border pieces. The punches work so well and are easy to line up, allowing you to create a continues line of bordered edges on your papers. I love the way using border punches allow you to add lots of detail to your layouts without bulking the page out too much
I used Enchanted Forest for the base of my layout. I layered all the punched strips on the page. I added more ribbons to hide any joins.
I love the “once upon a springtime frames” . I matted one of the big frames on some cardstock and over the top of my photo. I added a heart topped chipboard fence from Imaginarium designs.
Another frame to the right of the layout balanced it nicely. I added some Prima pearls to create a flight path for the butterflies!
The smaller frame gave me a foundation to build all the other elements on. I added a large chipboard Butterfly with some flowers. I used a square from “Enchanted Forest” for a journaling block.
I used the photo squeeze punch from Fiskar for my title squares. It nearly fitted the” tiny treasures” postage squares printed on the paper perfectly. I added smaller square of pink “Spellbound” in the middle and some chipboard alphas to spell Anna’s name.
This is one of my favourite photo of Anna. It takes me back many years. At nine months old she could just hold her head up and roll over. My husband took this photo of her and it reminds me of how tiny she was and how clever she thought she was at the time. She has grown into a lovely woman and a much love and valued member of our family. Life would not be the same without her.
Graphic 45 Papers
Once upon a springtime
Once upon a springtime Frames.
Fiskars punches, ribbon border, embossing border and squeeze punch
Colourbox inks Olive pastel liquid chalk
Heart topped fence
Melisa Frances vintage embellishments.
Prima say it with pearls and lace
And last but certainly not least is this beautiful and whimsical layout by the brilliant Yuka Hino. She used An ABC Primer and more fun Fiskars punches to make this amazing LO! Just look at how imaginative and sweetly detailed this LO is! It's so great! And the Fiskars Notebook Border Punch is totally perfect when combined with An ABC Primer! A match made in craft heaven!
Graphic 45 Papers
An ABC Primer: An ABC Primer, Grammar School, Jumping Joan, Alphabet
Soup, Games and Playtime, Calico Kids, Happy Go Lucky, School Days
Graphic 45 Chipboards: An ABC Primer Chipboard Die-cuts 1, An ABC
Primer Chipboard Die-cuts 2
Graphic 45 Cling: Cling An ABC Primer 2
Graphic 45 Staples: Chipboard Buttons
Fiskars: Notebook Border Punch, Postage Stamp Squeeze Punch, Tear
Edger - Scallop
Imaginarium Designs Chipboard: Star Train with three carriages
May Arts: String
October Afternoon: Alphabet Sticker
Hampton Art - Graphic45 Decades Distressing Ink: Venetian Lace,
Antique Moss, Dark Cashmere
Ranger Industries: Glossy Accents, Blending Tool, Ink
Scrapbook Adhesives By 3L: MyStik™ Permanent Strips Dispenser, MyStik™
Repositionable Dots Dispenser, 3D Foam Squares - Black, Small
That's all for today, Crafters. We will be right back here tomorrow with more amazing crafts that combine Graphic 45 and Fiskars! Please join us for the fun and inspiration! Big thanks to Melanie Forbes, Jane Tregenza and Yuka Hino for their wonderful work today! And thanks to all of you for joining us on this lovely Wednesday!
Team Graphic 45