Bright Ideas For Bohemian Bazaar Gifts
It's Friday and we're feeling fabulous! The first day of Fall is on Sunday and we can already smell the beautiful, crisp autumn air. But before the temperatures start to drop even more, we thought we'd have one last summertime hurrah! Today we're celebrating the bright and vivid colors of our Bohemian Bazaar collection. It is just perfect for summer layouts, minis, altered art and more! We thought it would be fun to share some sweet ideas for Bohemian Bazaar gifts today! You'll see a gorgeous tag by Nichola Battilana. Then Denise Johnson will share her stunning Bohemian Bazaar altered 12x12 Matchbook Box and tutorial. Get ready to celebrate the final days of summer with today's super fun Graphic 45 blog!
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-Marilaine Fontenot: "Christmas is comin', the goose is getting fat and I just want to win this fabulous prize!
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And now it's time for some sunshine and fun with Bohemian Bazaar. Tags make wonderful gifts. You can give them in place of cards or even use them as beautiful gift toppers! This bright and cheerful collection is sure to bring joy to a friend or family member! We love how Nichola used the Graphic 45 Regular Tag Album Staples with stunning Bohemian Bazaar Tags & Pockets and Chipboard Die-Cuts to create this lavishly layered work of art. Pretty silk ribbon and floral embellishments only add to the charm of this gorgeous tag. It's just breathtaking and definitely fun to create!
Bohemian Bazaar - Bohemian Bazaar
Bohemian Bazaar - Vivid Splendor
May Arts Ribbon
Next we have a fantastic project for your summer photos. Here is a wonderful altered 12x12 Matchbook Box by Denise Johnson. This is such a splendid idea for a personalized gift! It's also the perfect way to let your memories shine with happiness and brilliant color! Get inspired to create your own fun summertime altered box with Bohemian Bazaar! Want to create this dazzling craft for yourself or someone you love? Follow along with Denise's fun and easy tutorial and let your imagination take flight! Take it away, Denise!
"After collecting small lidded boxes for quite sometime I finally figured out what I had been saving them for...this super fun, jam packed vacation keepsake piece! I always gather and save trinkets and memorabilia everywhere I go. I love being able to display these collections along with the photos from the journey. This piece allows for all kinds of customizable cubbies for each and every little treasure!
There’s a framed compartment for a nice sized scrapbook for all my photos and paper keepsakes too.
This piece can be open and set out for displaying and folds up nicely for storage" -Denise
May Arts Ribbon Scraps
Metal Beach Sign (Karen Foster Designs)
“Beach” Rhinestone Word (Kaiser Kraft)
Vacation Themed Bottle Caps (Lil Davis Designs)
Distress Ink and Distressing Tool (Ranger)
Recycled/Repurposed small boxes and lids
Metal Hinges & Brads
Mini Corked Glass Vial
Misc.keepsakes and memorabilia
A 12x12 sheet of Kaleidoscope fits perfectly as the background for your altered box.
Cut Bohemian Bazaar into four equal parts to create the interior and exterieor sides for your box.
Fold them in half.
Adhere them to the sides of your box like so!
Now you've got the perfect base for your altered box! Now lets work on the mini boxes!
Here are the little boxes before they get altered in beautiful Bohemian Bazaar papers!
Here they are after they're all decked out in Bohemian Bazaar papers! You can mix and match the different papers to create a rainbow of color and pretty designs! Arrange them in any way that looks fun and functional. Now you're ready to adhere them to your 12x12 Matchbook Box and fill them with treasures, photos and other fun keepsakes!
We hope you all had a lot of fun today! Enjoy these last few days of summer by getting creative with your favorite Graphic 45 collection. Bohemian Bazaar is definitely the perfect collection for savoring the color and splendor of summer! We want to thank Nichola and Denise for their amazing work today. There is more inspiration and great ideas in store for you on our blog. We hope you'll stop by and see us again! Thank you all so much for joining us today. We had so much fun getting to share today's crafts with all of you. Have a fabulous day and a fantastic weekend.
With Love and Pretty Paper,
Your Friends at Graphic 45