Fresh Ideas With French Country
Get ready for a grand day of fresh inspiration and awe-inspiring creations! Happy Friday and welcome to another great day here on the Graphic 45 blog! Thank you for taking the time to pay us a visit! We've got some splendid crafts to share with you today! We are highlighting some fantastic new creations that feature our new collection French Country! We know you are all excited to get your hands on the new Graphic 45 collections. We thought we'd get your creative gears turning by showing you a marvelous layout by Albterto Juarez and a superb mini album by Gloria Stengel. The new Graphic 45 collections will begin to appear in stores in late February. Want to take a tour of French Country? Here is a fantastic video of Diane and Jessica in our booth at CHA! Here Diane introduces this gorgeous new collection. You also get to see some of the amazing French Country crafts that were on display in our beautiful booth!
Lets begin with this adorable layout by Alberto Juarez. He really captured the homespun charm of French Country with this sweet LO! Pretty fussy cut sunflowers look amazing with layered papers and embellishments that add to the fresh look of nature. French Country offers so many rich colors and wonderful designs to give you endless options! Here is what Alberto had to say about this marvelous LO!
"I created this LO with a very rural picture, in accordance with the collection, this was photographed by a good friend of some beautiful bunnies and they are adorable!" -Alberto Juarez
Next we have another magnificent French Country creation that you're also going to love! Behold this fantastic mini album by Gloria Stengel. She created this amazing mini with the Graphic 45 8x8 Easel Album and all of the remarkable papers from French Country. Every page of this mini is filled with vivid color and delightful images. Look at how wonderfully Gloria layered papers, created borders, added fussy cut elements and just the right amount of pretty embellishments to make every page a beautiful work of art! Here she takes you on a guided tour through this enchanting mini! Take it away, Gloria!
I created an 8x8 inch mini album with pockets for tags and photo mats for the photos. The album contains 16 decorated pages.
I used a Graphic 45 8x8 Easel Album Staples.
This is the front cover. I layered the papers to create the perfect French Country mini in which to add photos of my trip to Paris.
This is a close-up of the cover. I fussy cut the sunflower and then mounted it onto some of the Graphic 45 lace trim.
I inked the chipboard and then stamped the French Country image over the top with Twinkle Watermark ink
Each page of the album contains photo mats and journaling tags. I decorated the front and back of each of the pages for a nice, chunky book!
I created a pocket across the bottom of the page and tucked journaling tags into it.
The photo mat acts as a pocked for the tags on this page.
I love this intricate chipboard Eiffel Tower. I inked it with Twinkle Watermark ink.
I fussy cut another sunflower to act as a tab for the photo mat.
The printed tag becomes a pocket page for more tags.
I used a larger Eiffel Tower on this page.
I love the coordinating French Country stamps.
This is the back of the easel album. I wanted to add envelope for extra journaling or photos.
Graphic 45 Paper:
Hampton Art Stamps:
Graphic 45: French Country
Colorbox Chalk Blackbird
Colorbox Graphic 45 Decades Antiquing Photogenic, Bon Voyage
Top Boss Watermark Twinkle Star Dust
Cardstock: American Crafts Black; Neenah Natural White
Die cuts: Spellbinders Standard Circles Small, Back to Basics Tags
Punches: Stampin' Up tab punch; McGill tab punch; Fiskars border punch
Decorative scissors: Fiskars
Embellishments: Craftwork Cards (candi); Imaginarium Designs (chipboard); Really Reasonable Ribbon (trims); 7 Gypsies (ATC tag); Tim Holtz Idea-ology (adage tickets); Jenni Bowlin (round journaling spot)
Other: Office supply (tags, notepaper); Teacher store (library card); Tim Holtz Tiny Attatcher and long brads; pins, large paper clip
Adhesive: Scotch ATG; Scor-tape, Aleene's Tacky Glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares
We hope you all had fun discovering today's French Country crafts. We want to thank Alberto and Gloria for their marvelous work today. We also want to thank all of you for stopping by our blog! We will have more fun ideas and inspiration for you all next week! We will also have a new blog contest where you'll have a chance to win some amazing Graphic 45 goodies! We wish you all a very happy day and a terrific weekend!
With Love and Pretty Paper,
Your Friends at Graphic 45