We are so happy that you've stopped by our blog today! We want to welcome you to another lovely day here at the Graphic 45 blog! We have so many gorgeous projects to show you! Today we're celebrating all the fun and beauty of Graphic 45 Staples! You're going to see a wide variety of creations, all featuring gorgeous products from our Staples line! There's a gorgeous 12x12 Easel Album by Kristin Wilson, featuring our new collection French Country. Maiko Miwa has made a dazzling keepsake box with the Graphic 45 Small Matchbook Box and our new Secret Garden collection. We also have a wonderful tag tutorial by Clare Charvill that is just perfect for the new Graphic 45 Tag Album Staples! There is so much inspiration to behold on today's blog! So lets get to it!
First up we have this magnificent 12x12 Easel Album by Kristin Wilson featuring our new collection French Country. This is such a great project for so many reasons. Each page displays a different mood such as happy, creative, sad, loved, etc. You can flip the pages to choose your mood for the day! This is so wonderful. How often do we stop and ask ourselves how we're doing at any given moment? This is a wonderful way to check in and see how you're feeling. Turn your daily moods into a divine work of art like this one! You can see how splendid our new French Country collection looks in this 12x12 Easel Album! A project like this is sure to turn any bad mood into a happy one!
Graphic 45: French Country Collection
Papers, Alpha Typewriter Stamps, Alphabet Sticker
Stampin Up!: Cardstock, Twine, Punch
May Arts: Ribbon
Craft Store: Circle Tags
Next up is another fantastic creation using Graphic 45 Staples! Here we have Maiko Miwa's Small Matchbook Box that's all decked out in our new Secret Garden collection! Maiko used lots of different Graphic 45 Staples in this amazing box. She layered beautiful Secret Garden papers with Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Keys, Ornate Metal Key Holes, Metal Butterflies and more! This is such a fun and sweet craft! This Small Matchbook Box is just perfect for little treasures, notes or as a gift! You can really let your imagination run wild with pretty Graphic 45 papers and Stapes!
stickles and riquid pearl :Ranger
Next we have another superb work of art! Here is a gorgeous Place in Time tag by Clare Charvill. She used recycled Graphic 45 Staples packaging as the backing for this beautiful tag. Did you know that the new Graphic 45 Tag Album Staples are inspired by the gorgeous packaging of Graphic 45 Staples?! We saw so many amazing tags and minis being created with upcycled Staples packaging. This inspired us to create our new Tag Album Staples! Here Clare layered Place in Time papers and added pretty Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Keys to create this colorful tag that celebrates the month of March. Spring might be a ways away at this point, but its never too early to start dreaming about those Spring blossoms and sunshine! Join Clare in this fun and easy tutorial to create this tag for yourself or someone you love! Take it away, Clare!
This little tag was inspired by the fresh greens that start budding
through in the garden at this time of year. I combined the bright
green of the Enchanted Garden paper from the Happy Haunting collection
with the pretty cut a parts from the 12 x 12 and 8 x 8 March Place in
Time paper and along with the 12 x 12 Foundation page for the same month
designed this tag. I used one of the backing cards from the Staples
metal keys as the base
You can also use the new Graphic 45 Tag Album Staples in the Large size to create this same tag.
This is how I put it together.
Cut out the following elements:
Bird and nest image
floral cream/violet matte 2 3/4" x 3 3/4"
Green Betty Jane Border
Large lavender tag
Flower girl image
Bonne Fete border
Two small stamps
First I Remove the plastic packaging from the backing card and ink edges.
Vintage Seam Binding
Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo Distress ink
Tacky glue, foam tape, glossy accents
2" hole punch
The back of the tag:
a matte 3 5/8" x 7 1/4" from the bottom right hand corner of the March
foundation page (with the word March facing down). Stub cut all four
corners and ink edges with vintage photo distress ink. Take the large
stamp Betty Jane border, ink all edges and wrap the border around the
green matte at an angle, ink folded edges and stick ends down to the
back of the paper. Add the stamp to finish before sticking the matte to
the back of the tag base.
Cut a matte 3 5/8" x 7
1/4" from the Enchanted Garden paper. Stub cut the bottom two corners,
cut a semi circle out of the top edge to fit around the Graphic 45 logo
ink edges with vintage photo ink. Then take the Bonne Fete
border, fold it around the green paper so that it sits just level with
the top of the stub cuts at the bottom of the tag and stick the folded
ends to the back of the tag with tacky glue.
Take the bird and nest image, mount it on the floral
background paper, put tacky glue 1/4" down the top left edge,the bottom
edge and 1/4" in from the right hand edge and stick down to the green
matte 1 1/4" from the top and 1/8" in from the left hand edge.
Not take the March notelet, ink the edges stub cut
the top two corners and slide down behind the bird image from the top.
Stick the pansy border across the tag between the top of the bird
picture and the bottom of the semi circular cut out, fold the edges over
to the back of the green matte and stick them down.
Take the postcard, fold in half wrong sides
together, ink the fold line and the edges, and then curl over a pencil
to give a wavy effect. Then take a craft knife and cut up the fold line
1/2" from the bottom. Put tacky glue on the back of the bottom right
hand quarter of the postcard, slot the right hand lower edge of the
postcard under the Bonne Fete border, Twist the postcard so it's at an
angle and stick down. Catch the bottom left corner down to the matte
with a spot of glue.
Now put two strips of foam tape on the back of one
of the small stamps, ink the edges and stick at an angle to the bottom
right of the postcard and Bonne Fete border.
the purple tag, ink edges and punch out hole. Cut around the cream
border on the flower girl cut apart, ink edges and stick to the tag.
Cut a 1/8" strip from an oddment of the green paper that matches the
back of the tag, thread through a staples ornate metal key, and then
leaving about an inch showing, thread both ends through the hole in the
tag from the front and secure on the back with tacky glue.
Now take the last stamp, ink the edges, put two
strips of foam tape on the back and stick at an angle across the pansy
border at the top right of the matte. Attach to the staples packaging so
that the the top edges of the matte just touches the black line across
the top of the packaging.
To finish off the tag edge the two stamps, postmark
on the postcard and the bird and nest image with glossy accents. Put
tiny dots of glossy accents over the violets on the postcard and
sprinkle mauve glitter over, and then over the frame around the bird and
nest. Leave to dry.
We hope you all had a great time exploring today's amazing crafts featuring Graphic 45 Staples! We really enjoyed getting to share these amazing creations with all of you. Remember that there's still time to leave us a blog or Facebook comment today for your chance to win this week's prize pack! We will be announcing our randomly chosen winner tomorrow so stay tuned! We want to thank Kristin Wilson, Maiko Miwa and Clare Charvill for their superb work today! We hope to see you all again tomorrow for more amazing Graphic 45 inspiration! Don't forget that today is the last day to leave us a blog or Facebook comment for your chance to win this week's prize! We will announce our randomly chosen winner tomorrow! Have a terrific day, G45ers! Thanks again for stopping by!
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