Send A Message of Love With Place in Time!
It's a new day for grand inspiration here at Graphic 45! Are you ready for some dazzling ideas featuring our Place in Time collection?! Now that the sun is shining and the birds are singing their springtime songs, it's a great time to let this glorious season inspire your creativity! Today we will share a very special tag by Arlene Cuevas! Her amazing tag would make the perfect gift for someone you love! Arlene even created a fun video tutorial! We also have part 5 of Gloria Stengel's Place in Time card tutorial series. Now that she has shown you how to create your cards for each month of the year, today she's going to take you step-by-step through creating a beautiful handmade box to house all of your cards! Today's blog is filled with so many great ideas and fun techniques! You're going to love it!
Don't forget that there's still time to enter to win this week's Place in Time blog contest! We're giving away this gorgeous prize pack to one lucky winner! Just leave us a blog or Facebook comment for your chance to win! We will chose one random winner and announce them on our blog this Friday. Stay tuned to see if you are this week's winner!
Here we have a gorgeous "Love" tag by Arlene Cuevas. This is obviously great for Valentine's Day but it would be perfect as an anniversary gift too! Did you know that the traditional first year anniversary gift is paper?! True story! But any time is a great time to share your love with a beautiful handmade tag! Arlene did an amazing job layering the Place in Time papers and Graphic 45 Staples! Just look at her fabulous use of our Antique Metal Door Pull and the new Regular Tag Album Staples! Follow along with Arlene's fun video tutorial to create this tag for someone special in your life!
Graphic 45 Collections:
Place in Time: March Cut-Aparts paper, Chipboard Tags 1
Secret Garden: Beautiful Blooms, Sun Kissed, Meadow Lark paper, Cardstock Stickers,
Graphic 45 Staples: Ornate Metal Door Pull
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Stamens: craft store
Embossing enamel: Stampendous Shabby Blue
Ink: Tsukineko Brilliance Moonlight White
Paint: Martha Stewart Summer Linen
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Spiral Blossom One, Bitty Blossoms, Foliage
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Tools: Sizzix Big Shot; Fiskars postage edge scissors
Adhesive: Scotch 3M tape; Aleene's Tacky Glue; Ranger Glossy Accents
You may decorate a pre-made box, or follow the directions below to create your own box from chipboard. The cards in this series are all 5 x 5 inches, therefore the finished box is approximately 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches.
1. For the box base, cut two chipboard pieces to 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. Cut three pieces to 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches.
2. Paint all edges with white acrylic paint and allow to dry.
3. For the box lid cut one piece to 4 5/8 x 5 5/8 inches, two pieces to 2 1/8 x 5 5/8x inches, two pieces to 2 1/8 x 4 5/8 inches. (Please note: depending on the thickness of your chipboard you may have to adjust the size of your lid.)
4. Paint all edges with white paint and allow to dry.
6. Once all sides of your box and lid are covered with decorative paper, use a strong glue to assemble the pieces.
The base of the box will measure 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches, with a bottom and four sides. The lid will measure slightly larger and sit down over the top of the box.
9. Use embossing enamel to alter on of the Graphic 45 Antique Metal Door Pull Staples and attach it to the lid as a handle.
10. Add a few of the Place in Time March Cut-Aparts for extra decoration on the box top and around the rim of the lid.
Your box is now ready to fill with cards and envelopes!
If you have any questions, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit my blog at www.gloriascraps.blogspot.com.
We hope you all had a lot of fun on today's Graphic 45 blog! We want to thank Arlene Cuevas and Gloria Stengel for their amazing works of art! We hope that today's creations will inspire you all to create a special handmade craft for someone you love! Please come back and join us tomorrow for more dazzling craft inspiration and fun ideas! We will also be announcing the first round of 30 finalists for the new Graphic 45 2013 Design Team on tomorrow's blog! We will also have another super special announcement to make! It's going to be a very exciting day! We wish you all a very happy day! Thank you so much for joining us!
With Love and Pretty Paper,
Your Friends at Graphic 45