Graphic 45 & Petaloo Blog Swap Day 1!
Hello Fabulous G45ers!
We hope you had a glorious and restful Christmas weekend! Welcome to this fantastic week of craft excellence as we team up with our pals at Petaloo! Yes, all week long we'll be featuring some breathtaking craft creations that combine the elegance of Graphic 45 papers and embellishments with the vibrancy and versatility of Petallo flowers! This truly is a match made in craft heaven! There are also some great opportunities to win prizes this week! Just leave your comments on the Graphic 45 and Petallo blogs and Facebook pages! That's all you need to do to win an awesome Graphic 45 and Petaloo gift package! We will be offering a prize on our blog and Facebook page and so will Petaloo! That means there's 4 prize packs to be given away this week! Leave your comments between now and Friday and you'll be entered to win! Check out this fabulous prize pack that we're giving away this week on our blog and Facebook page! A Tropical Travelogue 12x12 paper pad, Tropical Travelogue Stickers, Tropical Travelogue Alphabet Stickers, Chipboard Die Cuts, and 6 packs of gorgeous Petaloo flowers! Wow!
Petaloo's awesome design team will also be creating some stunning crafts this week that combine Graphic 45 and Petaloo products. You are going to love what they've made! Get inspired and leave a blog and Facebook comment! Let the fun begin!
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This week's blog swap is very special. In honor of the new year, our design team has created a series of Graphic 45 and Petaloo calendars! This is definitely the time of year when a beautiful new calendar is the perfect thing to start the new year! Let these gorgeous creations inspire your new year's resolutions! Today's stunning crafts were made by Gloria Stengel and Laura Denison. They showcase our gorgeous new collection Tropical Travelogue as well as other classic Graphic 45 paper collections with fabulous Petaloo flowers. First up is Gloria with her astounding birthday book! Behold the brilliance!
"I created a perpetual birthday calendar by altering an old post bound mini album (8x8) that I found in my stash. I covered the fabric album with Graphic 45 Tropical Travelogue papers, including the spine and inside covers. I converted a boring album, that was collecting dust on a shelf, into something fresh and new. I glued Petaloo flowers and chipboard letters to the front of the album to create a project that anyone would love to have sitting on their table - plus this makes a fantastic gift! The album contains pages for each month to use for recording that month's birthdays. I've added a mini 2012 calendar to each page. These little calendars can be replaced each year with new calendars, making the album even more useful. The monthly record pages were left over from a project I made a number of years ago. I used other dividers for the project at the time, but could not bear to toss these dividers! I knew they'd come in handy one day! They are perfect for this birthday calendar project. For today, I created pages for January, February, and March. To see the rest of the year, visit my blog in February!" -Gloria Stengel
Tropical Travelogue: Garden Isle, Oceania, Paradise Postage
Christmas Emporium: Believe!
Christmas Past: The Night Before Christmas
Domestic Goddess: Miss Manners
The Magic of Oz: Yellow Brick Road, Tenderhearted Tin Man, Emerald City
Graphic 45 Staples: The Magic of Oz Chipboard Tags 2
Petaloo: Floral Embellishments: Darjeeling Collection
Clearsnap: Colorbox Fluid Chalk (Prussian Blue, Dark Brown)
Maya Road: Chipboard (alphabet, heart, wings), bingo numbers
Tattered Angels: Glimmer Mist (Copper, Candy Apple)
Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry glue, Fabri-tac
Scotch 3M: tape runner
Cosmo Cricket: post bound album
Crafty Secrets: mini calendar printables
Craft supply: crystal stems, snowflake buttons, shamrock embellishment, hot glue
Re-cycled item: monthly divider cards
Next we have this gorgeous Steampunk Debutante desk clock and calendar by Laura Denison. This stunning creation is the perfect thing to brighten up your workspace or home office. It would also make an amazing gift! Want to know how it was made? Tune in to Laura's free Ustream class this Wednesday, December 28th at noon PST! She will be giving an awesome tutorial on how you can make this awesome work of art!
Laura Denison's Usteam Channel:
"I love to make things out of boxes....but in a different way! I turned the Graphic 45 5x8 Altered Art Box over and used the bottom of the box to create a desk clock/calendar. The hinged "lid" of the box becomes the stand. The clock mechanism and the pieces for the the perpetual calendar are housed inside the box. The perpetual calendar pieces are attached via magnets. The Petaloo Darjeeling flowers add the perfect feminine accent to the more masculine gears and clock face." -Laura Denison