Welcome Summer with Graphic 45!
“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”
― Henry James
Here in the Northern Hemisphere, we welcome summer today! What an exciting time of year. Many of us have adventures, cookouts, weddings, and parties planned. Graphic 45 is celebrating birthdays today on the blog to welcome summer. Annette Green also has an extra special tutorial today to make the most adorable By the Sea beach tote party favors! You will wow every single guest this summer with these amazing treats. What are you most excited about this summer, G45ers?
Summer is not complete without a celebration! Today, we are celebrating the birthdays of Jeff Filimoehala and Dustin Sims, both born in this fine month of June. We are so grateful for these dapper gentlemen who make up the male Graphic 45 Team! Happy birthday Jeff and Dustin!
We're sure that our G45ers are just like us, and LOVE delicious birthday cake! This lovely cake is from Zupan's bakery in Portland, OR. This cake celebrates the wonderful Jeff Filimoehala and Dustin Sims. A very special birthday wish to Dustin, our office manager, who celebrates his birthday today!
The Portland team went out to celebrate Dustin's birthday on Friday. Yummy food and big smiles, what a fantastic time!
Happy birthday! What a fine summer celebration this lovely Saturday!
Now, on to some creative inspiration. We are simply in love with these party favors by Annette. Filled with great gifts, and bursting with creativity. Try to make them yourself with Annette's fabulous Snapguide tutorial! Are you hosting a party this summer? Try these favors!
"Since I was having a card-making get-together this month, I decided to turn it into a beach-themed party and created some fun little treat holders for my guests. By The Sea papers were perfect for my mini beach totes. I filled them with small items like travel-sized sunscreen, drink mix, chocolate sea shell candies, and a tiny drink umbrella just for fun. The guests were thrilled! And my beach-themed picnic caddy (Snapguide link: http://snapguide.com/guides/create-a-beach-themed-picnic-caddy-from-frapp-box/ ) and centerpiece from my audition video helped round out the theme and make things very festive. (Centerpiece project: http://www.annettescreativejourney.blogspot.com/2014/04/final-round-audition-video-for-graphic.html )." ~Annette
Graphic 45 By The Sea papers:
• Gathering Seashells
• Set Sail
• My Anchor
Graphic 45 By The Sea Chipboard 1
Kraft card stock
18” natural jute twine, May Arts
Eyelets (3 silver)
¾” wide twill ribbon, May Arts
Piercing tool and mat
Brown ink for distressing edges
We welcome summer with open arms! We hope you post pictures of your summer creations on our Facebook page. We cannot wait to celebrate this season with you!
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