Two Unique Ways Be Creative With Olde Curiosity Shoppe!
We want to welcome you all to our happy blog on this fine Thursday! We hope you are enjoying your day so far. There's more joy and inspiration headed your way with today's fantastic crafts! Kristin Wilson and Maiko Miwa of our design team are going to show you two clever ways to craft with our gorgeous collection Olde Curiosity Shoppe! Kristin has created a beautiful banner and Maiko has made an amazing card! Both of these projects are perfect for this festive time of year. Get ready for a real treat because today's Graphic 45 blog is super sweet!
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Today's first craft creation is Kristin Wilson's wonderful Olde Curiosity Shoppe banner. This is a perfect project for Halloween time! The "Wicked" sentiment and dazzling designs would look amazing as a piece of Halloween home decor. But since it's also not holiday specific so it would look great year-round! Check out how Kristin combined paper layering and distressing to add some fabulous texture to this great banner. She also added lots of beautiful Graphic 45 Metal Staples to give this banner some added weight and dimension. Both Kristin and Maiko's creations display some fabulous uses for our new Ornate Metal Key Staples. These gorgeous new Staples make any craft a true work of art!
Graphic 45: Old Curiosity
Shoppe Collection Papers, Stickers, Chipboard, Steampunk Debutante Collection, Metal Keys, Metal Brad,
Metal Plate, Trim, Metal
Stampin Up!: Cardstock, Pinwheel Die, Twine
Tim Holtz: Hinge Clip, Swivel Clasp, Ruler Ribbon, Mini Gears, Wire Pin, Muse Tokens
Industrial Chic: Charms
May Arts: Ribbon, Bakers Twine
Martha Stewart: Leaf Punch
Craft Store: Flowers, Eyelets
Next up is this vibrant and beautiful card by Maiko Miwa. She has used Olde Curiosity Shoppe as the base and some of her left over scraps from our Hallowe'en in Wonderland collection. What a fun and creative way to use Graphic 45 scraps! The colors in this card are simply gorgeous! Maiko fussy cut some of the characters from Hallowe'en in Wonderland and added decorative chipboards and embellishments to give this card an amazing 3-D look. Happiness radiates from this fabulous card! It just goes to show how much fun you can have when you combine different Graphic 45 paper collections!