A New Spin on Olde Curiosity Shoppe Altered Art & Cards
It's a beautiful Thursday and we want to welcome you all to today's fun-filled blog! We have so much joy and inspiration to share with all of you! We want to start by thanking you all so much for your amazing feedback during our sneak peek of Place in Time! Wow, we simply cannot wait for you all to get your hands on this fabulous new calendar collection! It was such a joy to get to share this very special collection with all of you. Place in Time will begin appearing in stores in late October, just in time for the holidays! We've got 4 more winners to announce from yesterday's Win It Before You Can Buy It contest. We also have a special blog event happening today as we join forces with Creating Keepsakes. Tara Orr has created a special craft creation just for today's event! Plus we are offering a prize giveaway through Creating Keepsakes' blog! Also today we've got two gorgeous Olde Curiosity Shoppe crafts from Denise Hahn and Jane Tregenza. There's even fabulous tips and a fun tutorial for you to enjoy. Today is packed full of goodness! Let the good times roll!
And the winners are...
From the blog:
-Dorina D: "Ooooooo! I definitely need to find "A Place in Time". Time to play with this wonderful collection, The stickers and chipboard add so much to this fabulous collection. Can't wait to save "My " Place in Time with these wonderful pages."
-Janice Rose: "I get more and more excited each day after viewing the sneak peeks. Just can't wait to start a calendar with this new line. I just love it!"
- Marianna Hancin: "Place in Time is exactly what I've been waiting for. My calendars always come from G45, but a special calendar line is superb."
- Pamela Upchurch: "I am so excited about this line!! Those stickers and chipboards are simply gorgeous. Each one is a work of art!!"
Congratulations! Will our winners please email us with your shipping information at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prizes!
And now it's craft time! Today on the Creating Keepsakes blog Tara Orr has a stunning Steampunk 12x12 layout! Be sure to hop on over to the Creating Keepsakes blog to see Tara's amazing LO! Tara will also be sharing some wonderful tips for creating gorgeous LOs. You can also leave a comment while you're there for your chance to win this amazing Graphic 45 prize pack that includes an Olde Curiosity Shoppe and Steampunk Debutante 12x12 paper pad, Ornate Metal Door Plate and Knob Staples, Ornate Metal Keys and Ornate Metal Key Holes! Wow! So hop on over to the Creating Keepsakes blog for fabulous inspiration and prizes!
Here is the sneak peek image of Tara's amazing layout being featured today on the Creating Keepsakes blog. It is so gorgeous! Get inspired and be sure to leave a comment while you're there for your chance to win!
Next we have some splendid Olde Curiosity Shoppe creations to share with you. Today's crafts have a theme of friendship and happiness. Here is a fantastic piece of altered art by Denise Hahn. This is such a terrific piece of art. It can be used to display happy photos or sweet sentiments. It's a super unique way to use Olde Curiosity Shoppe in altered art! Here is what Denise had to say about the inspiration behind this marvelous craft!
"This project was created at a girlfriends get together. Every month one of us hosts a crafting day at our home, sometimes we bring our own projects and sometimes the hostess provides a project for us. Now this project involved moustraps and when we were instructed to bring our own paper- what could possibly go with mousetraps?? Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe of course! And the paper did not disappoint! I love how this came out and added some pictures of my crafty girlfriends too!" -Denise Hahn
Olde Curiosity Shoppe Bazaar of Wonders #4500435
Olde Curiosity Shoppe Exquisite Motif #4500427
Olde Curiosity Shoppe Optical Oddities #4500430
Olde Curiosity Shoppe Parlor Wall #4500429
Olde Curiosity Shoppe Chipboard Tags #1-2
Graphic 45 Staples Metal Butterflies
Close to My Heart Metal Numbers
Clearsnap- Inks Blackbird and Turquoise
May Arts Ribbon
Tim Holtz Ornate Plates
Want2Scrap Bling (dyed with Clearsnap ink)
Vintage- computer alert light glass, mercury bead
Mouse Traps .99 Cent Store
Paint- Martha Stewart Crafts- Pool
Next we have this wonderful all-occasions card and tutorial by Jane Tregenza. This is such a lovely card that can be created for a friend or loved one any time of the year. Why not brighten someone's day with a colorful and positive card like this one! Follow Jane's instructions to create one of your own. Take it away, Jane!
"I am not really a card maker, I love layouts and books the best, but there is always bits left over from my projects. The card was designed to use up left over strips that I had saved from some of my Olde Curiosity Shoppe papers." -Jane Tregenza
G4500047 Exquisite Motif x 2
G4500429 Palor Wall
G4500434 Genuine Article
G4500424 Old Curiosity Shoppe
Imaginarium Designs IDP0036 Wishing you Happiness
1/3 sheet black cardstock
Cut cardstock to 4 inches x 12 inches. Score it at 5 inches, and at 10 ¼ inches. This will give you a flap about 1 ¾ wide, cut the corners off to make a tag.
From your Exquisite Motif scraps cut the following pieces
- 3 ½ inches x 3 ¾ inches
- 1 inch x 3 7/8 inches
- 2 x 4 ½ inches
- 2 inches x 5 inches
- 1 inch x 3 ½ inches you need two of this size.
From your Genuine Article cut the flowing pieces
6 2 ¼ inches x 4 ¾ inches
7 2 ¼ inches x 4 7/8 inches, cut two of this size.
8 1 5/8 inches x 4 inches.
9 From your leftover Old Curiosity Shoppe scraps cut a piece one diamond high and 5 diamonds long.
For the cover you need pieces 6, 1,2, 9
For the inside you need pieces 3, 4,5, 7,
For the flap you need piece 8.
Cut a couple of butterflies as well. Ink your title black, ink around the edges of all your papers and use the photos as a guide to placing all the bits and pieces.
Well there you have it, G45ers. It's been another fabulous day here on the Graphic 45 blog! Thank you all so much for stopping by today! Big thanks to Tara Orr, Denise Hahn and Jane Tregenza for their splendid work today. We had so much fun getting to share today's crafts with you! We hope you'll swing by our blog tomorrow for more fantastic craft inspiration and fun. We wish you all a very happy day!
With Love and Pretty Paper,
Your Friends at Graphic 45