Great Graphic 45 Gift Ideas for Mother's Day!
Happy Monday and welcome to our sunny blog! We are so happy that you are joining us today! We also hope you had a fun weekend and found some time to create a card for our Make 'Em Laugh craft challenge! Since Spring is in the air and Mother's Day is just around the corner we thought it would be fun to share some great handmade gift ideas on today's blog! Mother's Day is a perfect opportunity to create something beautiful and heartfelt. Today you'll see a wide range of ideas from layouts, to home decor and altered art! Melanie Forbes, Sherry Cheever and Nancy Wethington have designed some stunning projects that are sure to get your creative gears turning. So lets get this party started!
It's a new week which means its time for a new blog contest! This week we're offering a fabulous kit so that you can create this gorgeous Le Romantique necklace in a box! It's just perfect for a Mother's Day gift! You'll receive all the supplies you need to create this fantastic box along with fun and easy instructions! All you need to do is leave us a blog or Facebook comment telling us one of your favorite ideas for a handmade gift! Share your thoughts for your chance to win! A random winner will be chosen from our blog or Facebook comments and announced on Friday!
And now its time for some incredible inspiration! This first gift idea was created by Melanie Forbes. This is an exquisite Little Darlings layout that has so much vintage charm. Think about your old family photos and how amazing they would look in a layout like this! Graphic 45 papers and embellishments look simply stunning with antique photos such as this one. Layouts are also so much fun to create. Let your imagination take flight as you look at this timeless work of art!
Graphic 45 – Little Darlings – Precious Posey, Cherished, Little Treasures, Heaven Sent
Olde Curiosity Shoppe – Butterfly Specifics
Twiddleybitz – Rust powder, new square frame, Small Vine, Flourish, Fence, bicycle wheel.
Flowers – Prima spray (and painted with Pearl), Generic cream roses, generic tulip, pearl sprays from florist supplies
Tim Holtz – Adirondack dabber pearl, Distress ink – tattered rose & Pumice Stone, Distress Stain – peeled paint
Martha Stewart border punch & butterfly punch
Foam tape black
This next handmade gift idea was created by Sherry Cheever. It was created using our marvelous Olde Curiosity Shoppe collection. Moms tend to love sweet home decor, our moms sure do! Handmade home decor is wonderful because it is a daily reminder of the love of the person who made it! Think about giving your mom, grandma or favorite classy lady a fabulous gift like this for Mother's Day! It is guaranteed to make her smile and feel loved!
Graphic 45 Papers: Olde Curiosity Shoppe Collection: Genuine Article, Bazaar of Wonders, Exquisite Motif, Stickers, Tags 1 and 2
Graphic 45 Staples: Metal Flowers and Buttons
Spellbinders Paper Arts: Grand Calibur, LF-005 Grand Peony Creations, LF-161 Grand Labels One, S4-328 Foliage
Imaginarium Designs: Long Swirly Flourish
Want2Scrap: Labels One Chipboard Album
Ranger Industries: Distress Crackle Paint in Rock Candy; Distress Stain in Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo; Distress Ink in Vintage Photo and Antique Linen; Distress Stickled in Peeled Paint; Mini Mister; Craft Sheet; Heat-it-Tool; Glue n’ Seal; Blue and Green Patina Perfect Pearls
Other: DecoArt Americana Black Acrylic Paint; Sanding Tools; Seam Binding; Wood Hobby Trim
Next up is this fantastic work of altered art by Nancy Wethington. This is another terrific handmade gift idea! Altered art is a great way to bring new life to an ordinary object. It is also a fabulous way to create a pretty and personalized gift for someone you love. This altered book cover by Nancy is a wonderful example of this! You can create altered art out of so many things and it is always so much fun. Just imagine what you could create! Here is a fun tip from Nancy about how she made this joyful little treasure.
"When decorating with clear acrylic, the trick is to decorate the back first and then the front. Communique paper was first adhered to the back of the front cover and then the embellishments were adhered to the front. It really gives a lot of dimension to a piece." -Nancy Wethington
Communique Postage; Fashionista Haute Couture
Other Products: Studio 490 stamps; Grungeboard; Grungepaper; miscellaneous letters; Distress Inks
Are you inspired yet, G45ers. We sure hope so! We look forward to reading all of your blog and Facebook comments this week! Huge thanks to Melanie Forbes, Sherry Cheever and Nancy Wethington for their amazing work today. We will be bringing you more dazzling craft inspiration all week long. We hope you'll stop by and see us tomorrow. Have a marvelous Monday and keep smiling!
Your Pals in Paper,
Team Graphic 45