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June 23, 2015

The Beautiful Fussy Cutting and Altered Art of Robin Shakoor

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We are so excited to welcome back Robin Shakoor to our Design Team! Robin was on our team back in 2011 and her work is so incredible, we were overjoyed when she tried out for our team this year. She has an undeniable elegance and beauty to her projects and we are so very excited to have her back on the G45 Team. Her talent is undeniable and Robin can truly tackle any type of project thrown her way. She is such a versatile and incredible artist. Join us in welcoming back Robin to our team!

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Robin Shakoor

"My name is Robin Shakoor and I live in the beautiful state of Virginia with my family. I have a B.S. degree in Business with a concentration in marketing,  I work in the field of Human Resources for a Defense Contractor.  I have over 10 years of experience as a floral designer and 7 years as a scrapbook layout and card artist." ~Robin

Keep up with Robin!

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First, we have this brand new Artisan Style tag and tutorial from Robin. The details and fussy cutting on this are so incredible. It's such a stunning project!

"Hello everyone!  It is so good to be here with you on the fabulous Graphic 45 blog.  Today I am sharing  a tag I created using the Artisan Style collection.  I chose this collection because of the strong design style and gorgeous color combinations.  Just imagine how beautiful this tag would make any housewarming gift. " ~Robin

Artisan Style Tag + Tutorial by Robin Shakoor #graphic45

Check out How to Create a Graphic 45 "Artisan Style" Tag by Robin Shakoor on Snapguide.  

Robin's Snapguide Tutorial


Artisan Style Tag + Tutorial by Robin Shakoor #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45 - Artisan Style – 8x8 “Artisan Style” – 4501104
Graphic 45 - Artisan Style – 12x12 “Creative Ideal” – 4501106
Graphic 45 - Artisan Style – 12x12 “Craftsmanship” – 4501108
Graphic 45 - Artisan Style – Decorative Chipboard – 4501116
Graphic 45 - Artisan Style – Sticker Sheet – 4501117
Graphic 45 - Artisan Style – Ephemera Cards – 4501118
Graphic 45 - Artisan Style – 6x6 Patterns and Solids Pad – 4501112
Graphic 45 - Staples – Large Tag Album – Black
Graphic 45 - Staples – Ornate Metal Label Holders – 4500547
Bow Template
Scallop Edge Die
Die Cutting Machine
Detail Scissors
Foam Squares
Black Acrylic Paint
Paint Brush and Sponge Applicator
Ranger – Distress Ink – Spiced Marmalade, Black Soot, Antique Linen, Broken China, Peeled Paint
Paper Piercer

Next, we have this altered old book with incredible fussy cutting. This project is so dynamic and she truly made her project jump off the page! How inspiring.

"I decided to altered an old book that my mother gave to me.  I really like to work with older items and give them new life.  This old book hopped off of the shelf and into my heart.

I used lots and lots of fun layers using images from Graphic 45's Sweet Sentiments, Time to Flourish, Botanical Tea, A Ladies' Diary and Once Upon a Springtime collections.  This just goes to show that keeping your scraps really pays off! lol.

I have created a photo tutorial to show you the steps I took along the way to create this lovely layered project." ~Robin

Altered Book, Various Collections, Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45

Check out How to Create an Altered Antique Book by Robin Shakoor on Snapguide.  

Robin's Snapguide Tutorial


Altered Book, Various Collections, Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45


Altered Book, Various Collections, Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45

Supply List

Graphic 45 - Sweet Sentiments, Time to Flourish, Botanical Tea, A Ladies'
Diary and Once Upon a Springtime collections
Ranger - Distress Ink - Dusty Concord, Gathered Twigs, Victorian Velvet,
Mowed Lawn
Zip Dry Adhesive
Cutter Bee Detail Scissors
Old Book

Next, we have this beautiful Precious Memories tag album by Robin. Wow, this is such a beauty. What a delicate and gorgeous album.

"The Precious Memories collection spoke to my heart the first time I saw the images.  I knew I wanted to make something special using the beautiful Graphic 45 Ivory  Regular Tag Album.  This project is a little different as it has no inking.  I think this is the first time I didn’t distress or ink…I just kept it sweet and simple as I wanted the beautiful images from the papers to speak for themselves." ~Robin

Tag Album, Precious Memories, Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45


Tag Album, Precious Memories, Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45


Tag Album, Precious Memories, Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45


Tag Album, Precious Memories, Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45


Tag Album, Precious Memories, Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45


Tag Album, Precious Memories, Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45

Tag Album, Precious Memories, Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45


Tag Album, Precious Memories, Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45

Supply List

Graphic 45 -  Precious Memories Collection - 12x12 and 8x8 Paper Pads
Graphic 45 – Precious Memories  Collection - Tags and Pockets
Graphic 45 – Precious Memories Collection - Sticker Sheet
Graphic 45 – Precious Memories Collection – Journaling Chipboard
Graphic 45 – Precious Memories Collection – Ephemera Cards
Graphic 45 – Precious Memories Collection - Regular Tag Album - Ivory
Graphic 45 – Shabby Chic Metal Key Holes
Prima – Junkyard Findings – Resin Butterfly, Window
Cording and Assorted Ribbon
Zip Dry Liquid Adhesive
Cutter Bee Detail Scissors
7 Gypsies – Glass Bottle
The Dusty Attic – Chipboard  
Recollections –Flowers, White Glitter
Viva Décor – Pearl Pen – Light Blue
Dies - Memory Box, Anna Griffin, Spellbinders  
Bo Bunny – Doilies
Ranger – Stickles - Diamond

Robin shows us her talent for 3D projects with this altered Couture record player. What an awesome piece!

 "I found this fabulous 1960's record player last summer at an antiques shop for only $15!  She was old, drab and rusty just waiting for a new friend.

I started by painting her black, then I began to add lots of yummy layers using the Couture collection. I created special scene of lovely ladies revolving on the turn table.  I also wanted to showcase a different way to use the alphabet stickers from the collection so I added them one by one to the base of the turntable.  It looks really cool when it spins. To add a finishing touch, I altered one of my old records from the 60's to make this project extra special." ~Robin

Record Player, Couture, Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45


Record Player, Couture, Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45


Record Player, Couture, Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45

Supply List

Graphic 45 -  Couture Collection - Alphabet Stickers
Graphic 45 – Couture Collection - Accessorize
Graphic 45 – Couture Collection - Beautiful
Graphic 45 – Couture Collection - Classy
Graphic 45 – Couture Collection - Couture
Graphic 45 – Couture Collection - Fashion
Graphic 45 – Couture Collection - Lovely
Graphic 45 – Couture Collection - Gorgeous
Graphic 45 – Couture Collection - Elegant
Graphic 45 – Couture Collection - Chic
Ranger - Distress Ink – Black Soot
Zip Dry Liquid Adhesive
Cutter Bee Detail Scissors
The Dusty Attic – Black Acrylic Paint
The Paper Studio – Rose Ribbon
Recollections – Paper Flowers

We are overjoyed to have Robin back on the team. Join us in welcoming her in the comments below. She is so talented and will inspire us with all her projects this coming year!

Next week, we are taking part in an awesome blog hop with Spellbinders and many other fabulous companies. There will be amazing giveaways as well! We will have 2 tutorials on our blog this coming Monday, June 29, so please make sure to join in the fun.

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Now, don't forget to enter to win this amazing, huge Raining Cats & Dogs giveaway! Think of all the crafting fun you can have with this pack. Enter below:

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Thanks for joining us today, G45ers! We hope this week brings lots of crafting time your way.

Happy Papercrafting!

The G45 Family

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Comments

Couture record player is so cool!

Wow! These projects are stunning! The fussy cutting alone is amazing!

Wow! Robin's creations are breathtaking! Simply stunning!!

I need to practice my fussy cutting! These projects are stunning!

Thank you for such a beautiful introduction. I am so happy to be back with such a great team.

Wowzer! These are some really great project ideas! I am wondering how long it took you to cut out all those pieces? I struggle with fussy cutting as I am very slow at it. Your ideas make it look so easy, Robin.

AMAZING!!! I especially love the Precious Memories tag book! So sweet and lovely! TFS!

Totally amazing!

Just such beautiful work!

What amazing projects!!! Thanks for the inspiration.

That altered book has more fussy cutting than any other project I've ever seen...amazing! And the baby book is a work of art on every tag page. And who knew a phonograph could have such personality?! This paper artist is one to watch...bring on more projects!

Everything is amazing! what a beautiful projects!

I can always find something that inspires me! Love G45 !

The altered book is really amazingly gorgeous!

So absolutely adorable! Such fussy cutting perfection!

Wow! What stunning creations, and the fussy cutting is incredible. Love the Snap Guides! Thanks for the inspiration.

Robin's flower projects look like gardens! Beautiful and colorful.

Soooo happy to see Robin back on the team! Her work is amazing!!!!

I just can't tell you how much I love the Graphic 45 papers - all of them! I spent the afternoon fussy cutting flowers from the Time to Flourish pad. It is addictive.

what a beautiful link ! Many beautiful ideas & very inspiring :) ! Thank you :)

Welcome back Robin! I love all of your amazing G45 projects! What a wonderful asset you are to the team:)

The altered book is astonishing beautiful!

Beautiful stuff!

Welcome to Robin and such beautiful creations. Love the record player.

Wow, wow, wow - that fussy cutting in that layout is amazing. The details and tiny flowers. It is beautiful. Welcome Robin.

Stunning projects Robin! So glad to see you on the team. Looking forward to seeing a lot of your creative genius!

I am in awe of your talent, Robin, and looking forward to your future project shares. Each of these projects are breathtaking!

Robin, all of your work is beautiful but I had to comment on the old record player, it is so great! I just love what you did with it. Welcome back, I look forward to seeing more of your great projects & ideas! Thanks!!!

Projects like these make me look at the papers in a whole new light. I see things in them that I never focused on before. Thank you.

The projects are beautiful and the fussy cutting is amazing!

Robin, that altered antique book takes fussy cutting to a whole new level. WOW...utterly exquisite. You are awesome!!

Admiration for your talent! wow!

Awww I loved that antique book!! Incredible work!!!

What fantastic projects!

Your art work is stunning! I love every one of these! I was thinking about trying the one with the record player, but I don't think the close and play that I have would look as cool. LOL Hey, at least it still works and for the few actual records I own, it does the trick.

Oh my stars, beautiful, just beautiful. Welcome & I can't wait to see more of your projects.

The tag book is so pretty it would be an experience just making one. But what is it's purpose?

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