We want to welcome you all to another exciting day here at the Graphic 45 blog! We are thrilled that you are stopping by for more craft inspiration and fun! Today is going to be great! We're teaming up with Liz Hicks from the Everyday Creative blog to bring you some gorgeous inspiration and a chance to win a fantastic prize! Today we're going to be sharing a stunning new creation by Sharon Ngoo of our design team. Plus you'll definitely want to venture on over to Liz Hicks' blog to see the fantastic inspiration she has in store for you today. Plus that's the only way you can enter to win this fabulous prize! A Tropical Travelogue 12x12 paper pad, both sets of Tropical Travelogue stickers, Graphic 45 Metal Film Canister, Flower Staples and our new Ornate Metal Keys! That's a $50 value of Graphic 45 goodies! So be sure to hop, hop, hop on over to the Liz Hicks blog and leave your comment for your chance to win! Liz will be choosing one random winner and announcing them on her blog Tuesday, September 11th!
Liz Hicks' Blog
Next we have some fantastic inspiration from Sharon Ngoo of our design team! This stunning project features An ABC Primer and our new 12x12 Matchbook Box! This is the first project we've featured on our blog that highlights these fabulous new Matchbook Boxes! We are so excited! Sharon combined the adorable schoolhouse charm of An ABC Primer with the versatility of our new 12x12 Matchbook Box to create a fabulous keepsake box for kids! Here Sharon takes you on a tour of this fantastic creation as she gives some helpful tips for creating one of your very own. Take it away, Sharon!
If your kids are like mine, they probably pick up and
collect little bits and bobs that they keep...little things that they
think are precious but don't quite know what to do with. If so, a little
trinket drawer like this might be a fun way to collect and display the
little treasures of childhood.
I used the awesome ABC Primer collection because I think the images really capture the sense of childhood nostalgia.
I decided to label my little sections alphabetically in keeping with
the theme of the paper....(not that I think the kids will sort their
treasures alphabetically...but hey, you never know right? and it might
be fun)....a fun notion at first until you realise that 26 is not a fun
number to work with....quite a bit of (painful) math was involved.
made each compartment out of paper and assembled them all together
inside the 12X12" matchbook box (with MANY adjustments needed and many
gaps that I decided not to bother about...haha). And added metal door
pulls on both ends so the drawer slides out easier :
And here are some little ideas to share from this project:
1. Did you know that the Graphic45 ABC Primer chipboard shapes assemble to form a cute grandfather clock?
And its probably a good idea to glue a piece of clear plastic in the
'window' to protect all the little tiny treasures inside - I left mine
out because it photographs better but will definitely be putting it in
3. You could also use this to display photos as
well with labels like...."A, you're adorable, B, you're so
beautiful...."....do you know the song? ;)
And here are the supplies I used:
OTHER SUPPLIES1. ribbon - May arts and Creative Impressions
2. red cardstock - Bazzill
3. stickers - 7 gypsies
5. old storybook paper - my own
And here we have a sneak peek of the gorgeous Graphic 45 project you can see today on Liz Hicks' blog! Hop on over to her blog to see the full project. Be sure to leave a comment while you're there for your chance to win the fabulous Tropical Travelogue prize pack!
Wow, that was great! We want to thank Sharon for her amazing creation today and Liz Hicks for sharing this wonderful blog hop with us. We encourage all of you to check out Liz's blog today and be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win today's fantastic prize! Thank you all so much for joining us. We wish you a very happy Tuesday! Please join us tomorrow for more fun and inspiration here at the Graphic 45 blog!
With Love and Pretty Paper,
Your Friends at Graphic 45