Cards, Gifts & More With Bohemian Bazaar
It's time to bring some bright color and cheer to your day with our fabulous collection Bohemian Bazaar! Today we're going to share three fantastic ideas for crafting with this splendid collection. All of today's crafts make amazing gift ideas! You'll see a stunning birthday card by Arlene Cuevas. Then Karen Shady will show a whimsical upside-down tag. Then Rhea Freitag will share a gorgeous tutorial for creating a dazzling upcycled keepsake box! With so many great ideas, you're sure to find the perfect craft to inspire you!Just a quick reminder about this week's blog contest! We're giving away this gorgeous Place in Time prize pack to one lucky winner! Just leave us a blog or Facebook comment this week for your chance to win a Place in Time 8x8 paper pad, Stickers, Alphabet Stickers, Chipboard Die-Cuts and Ornate Metal Key Holes. That's a $35 value! We will choose one random winner and announce them on tomorrow's blog. Leave us a blog or Facebook comment for your chance to win!
Bohemian Bazaar offers a marvelous variety of designs and bright colors that are just perfect for any craft creation. Here we have a fantastic birthday card that Arlene created! A handmade card is the perfect way to show that you care. You can have so much fun layering the cheerful papers of Bohemian Bazaar and adding pretty Graphic 45 Staples for even more vintage-inspired beauty! Here is what Arlene had to say about this joyful creation!
"This 5 ½ x 5 ½ card was created using Graphic 45’s new Bohemian Bazaar paper collection. I love the vibrant colors of this collection. On this card, I highlight the yellows and oranges. Did you know Graphic 45 has coordinating cardstock that compliments their paper collections perfectly?! Be sure to check your local craft store for the Signature Series cardstock by Coordinations." -Arlene
Bohemian Bazaar paper collection
Staples: Metal Tag, Ornate Metal Key
“Happy Birthday” - Place in Time stickers
Paper Tray Ink white cardstock
3M ATG Adhesive
Next we have this beautiful upside-down tag that Karen created with Bohemian Bazaar and Graphic 45 Regular Tag Album Staples. This fabulous tag would look great as colorful home decor or as a thoughtful gift! We also love Karen's use of lots of different Graphic 45 Metal Staples! Here she gives some tips on how she created this fun and fabulous tag!
"I adore the gorgeous bright bold colours of the Bohemian Bizarre collection. It makes me think of parties, and hot long summer nights. TIP: Metal chain purchased from a craft supplier can be quite expensive. I purchased a big bad of old broken jewellery from a second hand store, and have used some of it here to dangle my embellishments from." -Karen
Here we have a gorgeous gift idea and a fun example of upcycling! Behold this darling altered keepsake box by Rhea! This is such a creative way to turn an old box into a timeless treasure! The joyful colors and designs of Bohemian Bazaar are so inspiring! Want to know how this sweet creation was made? Rhea has included a fun tutorial so you can create one of your very own! Get ready for fun, G45ers! Take it away, Rhea!
I was inspired to make this quick and easy box after indulging in a guilty pleasure, a fancy make-up set. The colors on the box reminded me of Bohemian Bazaar and I decided I could work with the palate. With school right around the corner, this would make a perfect pencil box at the desk of any teen.
To start off, I picked out my papers and took some measurements. Nothing had to be perfect, since I decided to embrace the colors present in the box and let the edges show.
To create interest on the top, I matted the title page of the paper with a contrasting paper that had a small print.
I used scor tape throughout this project. I love that it is ready for you when you want, and there is zero dry time!
Next, I started to play with the layout of my embellishments. I always try to plan things out so that I have balance with color, as well as content.
In order to give my resin pieces a little more interest, I used Vintaj Patina. I simply added it in a few spots and then wiped it off, letting a bit of the color stay in the crevices.
A heavy craft glue was used to adhere my flowers and corners.
And here is the finished box. I left the inside unaltered, as I intended this to be a school/pencil box. The sturdy plastic coated paper will take the wear and tear of lose markers, uncapped pens and pencil shavings come September.
We hope you all had a lot of fun exploring today's Bohemian Bazaar crafts. You can make so many happy crafts with this bright and beautiful collection! We hope today's post inspired you to get creative with Bohemian Bazaar. Big thanks to Arlene, Karen and Rhea for their amazing work today. We had a great time sharing these fun crafts with all of you. There's more inspiration in store for you on tomorrow's blog. We hope you'll stop by and see us. Have a delightful day, G45ers!
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