Prep for Back to School With An ABC Primer Crafts!
Happy Monday and thanks for joining us on this fantastic day! We've got some terrific inspiration on today's blog to help bring some bliss to your day! We've got gorgeous crafts and a brand new blog contest! It's going to be great! Today is all about our fabulous vintage schoolhouse-inspired collection An ABC Primer! Pretty soon the kids will be heading back to school again. We thought this would be a great time to start thinking about fun back to school crafts! Today you'll see a gorgeous altered lunch money box and tutorial by Denise Hahn and an adorable layout by Arlene Cuevas! There is so much to discover on today's blog! We thought we'd begin with this fun eecard that we found. We're sure this will speak to many of you crafting moms out there!
Lets talk about this weeks new blog contest! Want to win this awesome prize pack of An ABC Primer? Just leave us a blog or Facebook comment any time this week! We will choose one random winner from this week's comments and announce them on our blog this Friday, August 24th! This week's prize pack includes a beautiful 12x12 paper pad of An ABC Primer, a Graphic 45 5x5 Altered Art Box, Chipboard Buttons and 3 wonderful chipboards from Imaginarium Designs! What fun! We can't wait to read your comments this week!
And now it's time for the crafts! First up is a super clever creation by Denise Hahn. It's a fantastic lunch money box and tutorial! This is such a great idea, both beautiful and functional! Create one of your very own with Denise's fun tutorial! Here is what Denise had to say about this splendid work of art!
"When I was little there was always a little dish or tray on the breakfast bar that my Mom and Dad would toss change (and if we were lucky dollars!) into for lunch money. So for Back to School I took it up an notch and created this little ABC Primer Lunch Money Box. At first I was looking for something to alter, but when I couldn't find the right piece, I took a play at of Jim Hankins playbook and made my own with chipboard. If you find creating something from scratch out of chipboard intimidating, my tutorial will give you a great, easy jumping off point to get you started. Another tip is to use subject related ephemera to adorn your projects- In this case I used a brown lunch bag for the background and even a few old copper pennies for the extra vintage touch." -Denise Hahn
Next we have another splendid creation featuring An ABC Primer. This is a super sweet layout by Arlene Cuevas! This LO is just perfect. It's got an adorable central photo and lots of stunning layers and patterns. Think about what kind of fun back to school layout you'd like to create! Arlene even gives some great tips on how she created this marvelous LO. Take it away, Arlene!
"I have wanted to create a scrapbook page of this picture of my 3 boys and An ABC Primer was the perfect paper collection to get me started! I find it quite difficult to find masculine papers, but An ABC Primer delivered! I did a TON of layering around the photo with Graphic 45 Staples and images from An ABC Primer. I also took little strips of May Arts ribbon and layered them in to create additional dimension and fun! TIP: When creating a scrapbook page, have FUN with it! Layer to your heart’s content. Don’t feel limited. You can never go wrong! Always start off with the photo. Most often, the photo will inspire what comes next. Can’t wait to see what you create!" -Arlene Cuevas
An ABC Primer paper collection
An ABC Primer Chipboard Tags 2
Staples Metal Tags
Staples Metal Brads
Chipboard Button Staples
May Arts ribbon
Imaginarium Designs laser cut “The Boys”
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst Spray – Golden Lump’O Coal
Ranger Fine Black Embossing powder
Ranger Distress Ink – Black Soot
Momenta metal book corners
Fiskars Page Punch
Cheery Lynn Designs – French Pastry Doily die
Paper Trey Ink – True Black cardstock
That's all for today, G45ers! Thank you so much for joining us. We hope you enjoyed today's fantastic crafts featuring An ABC Primer. We will be back tomorrow with more super inspiration to brighten your day. We want to thank Denise Hahn and Arlene Cuevas for their stunning creations. We wish you all a marvelous Monday!
Your Friends at Graphic 45