Graphic 45 Sneak Peeks: Introducing Bird Song!
Welcome to another exhilarating week of sneak peeks, inspiration and prizes here at Graphic 45! Thank you all so much for joining us on this special day. We are so excited to introduce you to our brand new collection, Bird Song! You'll see some sneak peeks of the gorgeous new paper designs from Bird Song, plus you'll get a chance to enter to win a stunning Bird Song 8x8 paper pad and coordinating chipboard die-cuts before they're even available in stores! All you need to do is leave us a blog comment today! We will be choosing 4 random winners every day this week! That's 20 Bird Song prizes total! Wow! Today we also have a fun tutorial from Alberto Juarez and a beautiful craft creation by Nicole Eccles of our design team! Yes, we've got everything you need to get inspired today! We love to celebrate sneak peek season in a big way! Speaking of prizes, we have 4 winners to announce from Friday's Nutcracker Sweet contest! These winners were chosen at random from Friday's blog comments. And the winners are...
-Eugene Bellion: "Blew me away!!! Great work, thanks guys."
-Sue Settera: "OMG that gingerbread house is cuter than cute!! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I am a lucky winner."
-Elissa Lyman: "I love them all! Where did you get the clock? I love it!!!"
-Lady Fair: "Wow! Love the details in your papers. Nutcracker is going to be a huge hit!"
Congratulations! Will our winners please email us with your shipping information at email@example.com to claim your prize. And now it's the moment you've all been waiting for. G45ers, we are so happy to introduce you to our beautiful new collection, Bird Song!
Step into a harmonious land of lavish costumes and rich traditions with Bird Song, a new Asian-inspired paper collection by Graphic 45! The tranquility of nature springs to life on every elaborate page. Cherry blossoms flourish with dreamy jasmine and a myriad of delicate spring blossoms. Exquisitely dressed ladies exude strength and wisdom against a serene garden landscape. Bird Song is a celebration of joy and femininity, mixed with that unmistakable Graphic 45 vintage charm. The richly saturated color pallet radiates with petal pinks, bamboo greens, sunrise blues, China reds, and charcoal blacks. This incredible new collection includes 12 beautiful double-sided papers, 12x12 and 8x8 paper pads, coordinating chipboard die-cuts, stickers and stamp sets. Let your creativity soar on the wings of Bird Song by Graphic 45!
"Pearls of Wisdom"
What do you think, G45ers? Are you excited for this beautiful new collection? Next we have some stunning inspiration from Alberto Juarez! He has created a quick and easy tutorial for adding color to your ribbons! This is a great way to customize your ribbons to add beautiful color to your projects! Check out Alberto's wonderful photo tutorial!
"First put the ribbon in a plastic bag, with glimmer mist color you want, lots of it. Close the bag and shake vigorously. Let dry and you have your fully customized ribbon. Then you can make your mini albums with different ribbon!!!" -Alberto Juarez
Final product! Beautiful custom color ribbons that look magnificent! Easy peasy!
Next we have this gorgeous altered birdhouse by Nicole Eccles. Since we're introducing Bird Song today we thought it would be fitting to have a fun bird-themed craft on today's blog! This is the perfect project for summer! Nicole blended a few different Graphic 45 collections to give this birdhouse a totally unique look! Here is what she had to say about the inspiration behind this fabulous creation!
"This birdhouse was something I had decorated when I was much younger, using paints and foam stamps. After years of wear and tear, it was in desperate need of a makeover! I can now say I have decorated a birdhouse with papers, and it won’t be the last!! Designed now for indoor use, the top comes off for storage of hidden treasures. Covered with gorgeous G45 Little Darlings paper mixed with Olde Curiosity Shoppe, Curtain Call and even a touch of the new Ladies Diary chipboard. At the entrance, a G45 Metal Tag makes a fun little door mat. While a stamped metal brad added the perfect finishing touch to the glass knob. Embellishing the peak is a handmade finial cut from Little Darlings paper, then backed with chipboard for strength. Designing this piece was a grand adventure and reminded me of being young making gingerbread houses! I highly suggest it to anyone!" -Nicole Eccles