Lovable Ideas With Mother Goose
Get ready to bring some color and cheer to your day! We're bringing you some heartwarming inspiration for our fabulous new Mother Goose collection! There are so many great ideas on today's blog. You're sure to find the perfect craft to inspire you! First you'll see a beautiful altered tray by Romy Veul. Then Rhea Freitag will share her gorgeous altered matchbook box creation. Then we've got an adorable tag and tutorial by Clare Charvill! You're going to fall in love with this sweet and vibrant new collection. So lets get started!
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We begin today's Mother Goose extravaganza with this fun video starring Charee Filimoehala of the Graphic 45 family! She is going to take you on a tour of this gorgeous new collection. You're going to love all the dazzling new designs and colors of Mother Goose. Take it away, Charee!
Today's first fabulous idea comes from Romy! She took an old tray and turned it into a brilliant piece of home decor with Mother Goose! Just look at that darling scene she created with fussy cut elements, paper layers and pretty embellishments! This would look so sweet in a child's room. It would also make a wonderful handmade gift! Here is what Romy had to say about this delightful treasure.
"I had tons of fun working with the beautiful Mother Goose papers. They are adorable and really easy to work with. To me all the cute images on the papers just scream to get cut out. Thus, I couldn’t resist altering this little tray with lots of fussy cut elements from the paper. I first covered the inside of the tray with patterned papers (Nursery Rhymes for the sides and Mother Goose for the bottom). After that I started fussy cutting and layering and I also added some twine and vintage sewing supplies." -Romy
May Arts twine
Next we have this beautiful altered 8x8 Matchbook Box by Rhea. This is such a fun creation that really highlights the vivid colors of Mother Goose! You can also see how perfectly all the pretty papers from Mother Goose blend together to create a one-of-a-kind work of art! Altered art boxes are so much fun to create! Here is what Rhea had to say about this dazzling treasure!
"I knew I had to make a star themed box as soon as I saw the content of this new paper line. As a child I was taught very early on to wish upon the first star in the night sky. This is where my fascination with the sky started. We used to say, “Star Light, Star Bright, I wish I may, I wish I might, have this wish I wish tonight.” This altered box reminds me of that magic with the Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star theme." -Rhea
Ornate Metal Door Plate and Knob
May Arts Ribbon
Distress Ink and Paint in Broken China
Here we have a fun and charming tag that Clare created with Mother Goose. She used the Graphic 45 Large Tag Album Staples to create this vibrant craft. Tags are a lot of fun to create and the whole family can enjoy making them! Clare included a fun tutorial that explains how this sweet tag was made. Have fun creating your own Mother Goose tag with Clare!
This fun little tag was made using Three 12 x 12 papers form the Mother Goose collection and one large tag staples. To make one yourself cut out the following elements from the papers listed
Mother Goose – Cut around the top of the flower spray in the bottom right hand corner keeping the black and white stripy border attached from the right and bottom sides. Cut two 8 ¼” strips of red spotty border and one strip that’s 4 ¼” long. Cut into the paper to the bottom left of the moon and cut around the top of the moon and cottage, down the edge of the green grass 2½” and then back up through the skipping girl to the bottom of the moon
Story Time – cut a green flower section 3 ½” square cutting the left hand side wider around the flower images on the paper – you want this to stick out over the edge of your tag when you put it together. Cut one or two mid sized flowers out too.
Twinkle Little Stars – 6 x 3 ¼” blue starry paper
Little Boy Blue – cut out the Humpty Dumpty image and wall from the cut apart and then around the Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall phrase.
Ring Around the Roses – a few red and blue flowers for layering
Now you’re ready to put everything together on your tag.
Ink all the edges on each of the pieces and then stick the red spotty borders to the sides and bottom of the tag. Trim the top and bottom edges to fit the tag. Punch a hole 5/8” hole in the blue paper so it fits around the metal eyelet and stick down over red borders. Take your green floral piece and stick it over the blue paper, lining up the bottom edge with the edge of the red border at the bottom of your tag and the right hand edge with the edge of the blue paper underneath. Stick dow.
Stick the moon and cottage piece onto the blue paper, with
the top of the moon about 1 ¼” from the top edge of the tag, and the right hand
side lined up with the edges of the paper underneath. Now take your floral cut apart. Put foam tape on the reverse side, tacky glue on the under
side of the black and white stripy borders and lining the border edges up with
the top edge of the bottom red border and the right hand edge of the blue and
green papers, stick in place. Trim top edge of your black and white checked
border to fit the top of the tag. Take your humpty Dumpty section, put foam tape of the back
and lining up the left hand edge and the top of Humpty’s head with the corner
of the cottage stick to your tag.
Crumple up the Humpty Dumpty phrase, put a little tacky glue on the back and stick to your tag just beneath the brick wall and above your flowers.
To finish, shape your red, green and blue flowers and stick over larger ones of the same colour on your tag.
Tie a cheery bow through the eyelet at the top and admire.Supplies:
12 x 12 papers from the Mother Goose collection
We hope you all had a lot of fun exploring today's fun and fabulous ideas for Mother Goose. We are so glad that you stopped by our blog today! Big thanks to Romy, Rhea and Clare for their beautiful work. We hope you'll stop by and see is tomorrow for more inspiration and good times! Don't forget to leave us a blog or Facebook comment today for your chance to win this week's blog prize! We will announce a winner on tomorrow's blog. Have a great day, G45ers!
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