Get ready to be transported to the gorgeous landscape of the French countryside! Today on the Graphic 45 blog we are going to be sharing four incredible crafts that feature our brand new collection French Country! We've got so many dazzling crafts on today's blog, they are are sure to take your breath away! We want to begin by welcoming you all to today's very special blog post! We hope you are having a wonderful day so far! Today's amazing crafts are blooming with color and inspiration! We will be sharing a thank you card by Maiko Miwa, a layout by Nancy Wethington, an altered art box by Susan Lui and a mini album by Alberto Juarez! There are so many fantastic ways to create gorgeous crafts with French Country! Today's blog is sure to give you tons of amazing ideas!
Lets begin with this vibrant and joyful thank you card by Maiko Miwa! The sublime saturated colors and pretty designs of French Country make it a perfect collection for creating fabulous cards! Just imagine how great it would be to receive a beautiful card like this one from a friend or a loved one! You can see how Maiko combined fussy cut elements, Graphic 45 Metal Staples, pretty borders and chipboards to create this unique and lovely card. The options are endless with French Country!
Next we have this splendid French Country layout by Nancy Wethington. She completely captured the grandeur and natural beauty of French Country in this pretty LO. The fabulous central photo encapsulates the beauty and history of the rural landscape. Beautiful borders and paper distressing add to the vintage charm of this LO. We also love fussy cut elements and fabulous embellishments that give this LO dimension and sophistication. What a treasure!
Next we have another breathtaking creation featuring French Country. This is a gorgeous altered Graphic 45 Small Matchbook Box by Susan Lui. This sweet box opens to reveal a wonderful mini! You can see how perfectly all the different colors and designs of French Country mingle with beauty and elegance. The superb rustic charm of this amazing collection is amplified by Susan's wonderful use of Sunflower embellishments and Graphic 45 Metal Staples and Trim! This is such a fun project to create and it also makes a perfect gift! Here is what Susan had to say about it.
"I converted the small matchbook box into a mini box album. I cut apart
the outer box, turning it into a hard cover for the mini album. The
album is secured either by tying the ends of the Graphic 45 Staples
Trim, or by winding the Trim around the Staples Metal Ornate Key Hole
and Metal Button. Opening up the front cover, you'll find two mini
albums attached to the spine via ribbon binding. This allows for the
mini albums to be taken out of the box to be used separately, or for
adding new mini albums when necessary. And if you like, the box has
enough space to hold a couple of gift cards as well." -Susan Lui
Next we have an absolutely gorgeous French Country mini album by Alberto Juarez. Alberto will be hosting a very special blog contest until February 14th where he is giving away a French Country prize pack for one lucky crafter from Spain! We always encourage you to visit Alberto's beautiful blog for fantastic inspiration. If you live in Spain and you want a chance to win French Country, be sure to stop by Alberto's blog before February 14th for your chance to win!
Behold this splendid French Country mini album that Alberto created using envelopes and accordion binding. Fabulous fussy cut designs and Graphic 45 Metal Staples look gorgeous on the front cover of this marvelous mini. Each delightful page has it's own unique design with delicate layers, pretty inked borders and more fussy cut elements. This is a wonderful mini for storing precious treasures and memories. It is also another wonderful gift idea! We love it!
We hope you all had a fantastic time on today's Graphic 45 blog! We hope today's crafts filled you with some marvelous ideas for crafting with French Country! It wont be long now before this amazing new collection arrives at your local scrapbook store or online shop! We want to thank Maiko Miwa, Nancy Wethington, Susan Lui and Alberto Juarez for their beautiful work today! We hope to see you all again tomorrow for more fantastic craft inspiration! Don't forget to leave us a blog or Facebook comment this week for your chance to win our amazing blog prize! Have a beautiful day, G45ers!
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