Heartwarming G45 Craft Ideas For Cold Winter Days
We want to welcome you all to our blog on this fine day. We are so pleased that you've stopped by to see us! Winter is in full effect right now! The air is frosty, the daylight hours are still minimal and the trees have yet to give us that first hint of spring blossoms. What is one to do in the coldest winter months? Craft, of course! These chilly days are the perfect opportunity to stay in and keep warm at the crafting table! Today we thought we'd share some beautiful crafts that feature our Place in Time collection. These creations are a true celebration of the beauty of the seasons. We have three wonderful Place in Time card creations from Gloria Stengel. Plus Arlene Cuevas has made a dazzling mini calendar with Place in Time and the new Graphic 45 Regular Album Tags! These crafts are pure delight and they're sure to give you some great ideas for winter crafting projects! Get ready to be inspired!
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And now it's craft time! First up are these three elegant card creations by Gloria Stengel. She created a card for January, February and March using Place in Time. There are so many gorgeous seasonal and holiday images in Place in time. It has everything you need to create a craft project that celebrates this amazing time of year! These wonderful cards are a part of a series that Gloria is creating! She is making a beautiful card with Place in Time for every month of the year! Here are her first three cards. We will be posting more of her cards from this series in the months to come! Check out these first three stunning cards! Embrace all the beauty of the seasons by creating your own marvelous cards with Place in Time! There is even a wonderful sketch that Gloria made to help you create some cards of your own! Here is what Gloria had to say about these splendid works of art!
The Place in Time Collection contains wonderful images that
are perfect for card making. I have decided to make one card for each month,
using the Cut-Aparts.
I used the same layout for all three cards, but each card is unique. I used the papers and images from the monthly cut apart sheets and added a few embellishments and a sentiment.
The January card is all about the cold weather. Doesn't it look frosty?!
The inside of each card is decorated to match the month.
February is all about Valentine's Day.
March is beautiful in green and purple. I mimicked the bird's nest by creating a flower "nest" on top of my bow.
Graphic 45 papers:
Graphic 45 Staples: Trims
Cardstock: Bazzill Heather, Butter Cream; American Crafts Black, Pomegranate; Neenah Natural White
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Christmas Tags, Little Labels); Waltzing Mouse Spring Baskets
Ribbon and twine: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearls: Creative Charms
Buttons: Buttons Galore and More; Craft Store
Die Cuts: My Favorite Things Die-namics Mini Tabs Quartet
Tools: Bow Easy; Sizzix Big Shot
Adhesive: Scotch 3M tape; Beacon Fabri-tac, 3-in-1 glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares; Scor-tape
Next we have another gorgeous craft creation to share with you. Behold this gorgeous Place in Time calendar tag mini album by Arlene Cuevas! She used the brand new Graphic 45 Tag Album Staples in the Regular size to create this impeccable mini calendar! Every tag is a true celebration of the vivid color and beauty that each month has to offer. This is a great project for those cold days when all you want to do is stay in and get cozy with some crafting! You can have so much fun with all of the pretty designs in Place in Time! Combine your papers with some of your favorite Graphic 45 Staples and you've got the perfect recipe for a wonderful winter day! Get inspired by Arlene's beautiful calendar tag album. Think about creating one for yourself or someone you love!
Here's a wonderful video in which Arlene takes you on a tour of this gorgeous Place in Time mini!