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March 13, 2017

There are Many Ideas with Nature Sketchbook!

  Accessorize with Graphic 45 Brooch  Nature Sketchbook  by Kathy Clement  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 2

Spring is such a gorgeous reminder of the beauty of nature! The birds build their nests, the flowers bloom, and the crafting mojo returns after a long winter! Today, Kathy Clement and Katelyn Grosart give great inspiration for that crafting mojo. These are such fabulous ideas for National Craft Month! See a beautiful brooch and gift box from Kathy below: 

Accessorize with Graphic 45 Brooch  Nature Sketchbook  by Kathy Clement  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 2

"If you are like me, you love Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Staples.  We all know how much great texture and dimension they add to a layout, card or mixed media project.  But have you ever thought of using them to create jewelry?  With Nature’s Sketchbook papers, chipboard and flowers, a little imagination and some clever paper crafting techniques, I created a lovely brooch that can be used to accessorize scarves, hats and clothing." ~Kathy


Accessorize with Graphic 45 Brooch  Nature Sketchbook  by Kathy Clement  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 2

Tips

NOTE: Melted UTEE is extremely hot and will burn skin if safety precautions are not used.  Never touch it when melted and be sure to use tweezers when dipping and removing items into UTEE.  Keep the hot pot away from children and pets.

  1. Mist Nature Sketchbook flowers lightly with water before shaping.  This will break down the starch in the paper and make them easier to shape.  It will also cause them to hold their shape once they are dry. Use this same technique to shape the butterfly wings.
  2. Let the flowers/butterflies dry completely before dipping into the UTEE.  
  3. I melted UTEE in a Melt Pot then dipped each flower layer in it.  Use tweezers so you don’t burn your fingers. Let the excess UTEE drip into the melt pot, then set the layers on a non-stick craft sheet to cool. Use hot glue to glue the layers together.
  4. Decorative Chipboard makes a great base for your brooch.  Dip it in UTEE to strengthen it.  Attach pin bale to the back with Glossy Accents. I also used Glossy Accents to secure the door plate to the front of the chipboard.  You can hold it in place with binder clips until the glue sets.
  5. Paint metal staples with a base coat of white paint then tap with alcohol inks to alter their appearance.
  6. Fill flower centers with the door knob, seed beads or items from your jewelry box.
  7. Cover a Staples Matchbox with coordinating papers for gift presentation.  To keep the brooch from sliding around inside the box, pin it to a die cut piece of felt.


Accessorize with Graphic 45 Brooch  Nature Sketchbook  by Kathy Clement  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 2


Accessorize with Graphic 45 Brooch  Nature Sketchbook  by Kathy Clement  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 2


Accessorize with Graphic 45 Brooch  Nature Sketchbook  by Kathy Clement  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 2


Accessorize with Graphic 45 Brooch  Nature Sketchbook  by Kathy Clement  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 2


Accessorize with Graphic 45 Brooch  Nature Sketchbook  by Kathy Clement  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 2

Supply List

Nature Sketchbook Flowers
Nature Sketchbook Decorative Chipboard
Nature Sketchbook 12x12 Papers
Monarch Majesty
Seasonal Splendor
Nature Sketchbook 8x8 papers
Every Blooming Thing
Monarch Majesty
Nature Sketchbook 12x12 Patterns & Solids
Staples Shabby Chic Metal Ornate Door Plate & Knob
Staples Metal Ornate Keys
Staples Kraftboard Altered Art Matchbook Box (retired)
Other Supplies

Non-Stick Craft Sheet
UTEE Melt Pot
Ultra Thick Embossing Powder (UTEE)
Tweezers
Feathers, metal charms
Noble Peacock Seam binding
Silver Metallic string
Flower Shaping Tools
Eucalyptus Leaves
Paint, Alcohol Inks
Glossy Accents
Seed beads
Tweezers
Pin Bale (available at any craft store)

Katelyn shakes off the frost of winter with some gorgeous Nature Sketchbook cards that are perfect for any occasion!

Just Because Card Set  Nature Sketcbook  By Katleyn Grosart  Product By Graphic 45  Photo 2

"I’m ready for winter to be over and spring to arrive, so I pulled out the fabulous Nature Sketchbook collection to create a beautiful set of Just Because cards. I love to create card sets with no specific themes so in case I need a card set in a hurry I have one or two ready to be gifted to that special someone."    ~Katelyn

Just Because Card Set  Nature Sketcbook  By Katleyn Grosart  Product By Graphic 45  Photo 2

Tip: Sometimes I don’t want to cut into entire pieces of patterned paper, so I fussy cut the images from the Ephemera cards to add embellishments to my cards.


Just Because Card Set  Nature Sketcbook  By Katleyn Grosart  Product By Graphic 45  Photo 2

Tip: To finish the keyhole, add brads to the top and bottom holes.


Just Because Card Set  Nature Sketcbook  By Katleyn Grosart  Product By Graphic 45  Photo 2


Just Because Card Set  Nature Sketcbook  By Katleyn Grosart  Product By Graphic 45  Photo 2




Just Because Card Set  Nature Sketcbook  By Katleyn Grosart  Product By Graphic 45  Photo 2


Just Because Card Set  Nature Sketcbook  By Katleyn Grosart  Product By Graphic 45  Photo 2

Supply List

12x12 Nature Sketchbook: Mother Earth, Every Blooming Thing, Seasonal Splendor, Planet Kingdom, Wildflower Bouquet and Harmonious Honeybees
Nature Sketchbook Ephemera
Nature Sketchbook Decorative Chipboard
Nature Sketchbook Flowers
Staples: Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads and Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key Holes
Hug a Bug Seam Binding Ribbon: Black
Dark Green Cardstock
Sookwang Tape
Glue Dots
Edge Distressor
Paper Trimmer
Thin 3D Foam Squares
3D Foam Squares
Black Soot Distress Ink/ Blending Tool

This week we are giving away a prize pack full of Nature Sketchbook and some really great Tag Staples!  This prize pack is worth $40! Who wants to win? Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to take part! Make sure to enter today!

(3%2F 1 %2F 1 claimed) Nature Sketchbook  Imagine  Create  Insprire Tags $40 Graphic 45

Have you been creation for National Craft Month? Share your work on our Facebook page! We cannot wait to see it (and there will be contests all month to win for sharing! So make sure to join us!)

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

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Comments

Gorgeous projects! BUTTERFLIES!!!Sitting here dreaming of all the wonderful things I could make with this collection. Thank you for the chance to win. <3 G45

That brooch is incredible!

The butterflies in this collection are wonderful! So many great ideas come to mind. Who would have thought of jewelry!

This collection is absolutely stunning!

Oh wow!!! Such beauty!!!

What wonderful projects! I love Nature's Sketchbook papers. The colours are amazing

Love the pin idea, and the gift box...two gifts in one! :) Those cards are too pretty, would have to frame them!!

Love nature, especially the butterflies!

Really beautiful ideas, love nature, flowers, butterflies. I make jewelry also, so this is such a great way to expand with some new ideas!

Very beautiful I love the colors and the butterflies.

Such beautiful colours in Nature's sketchbook. The projects are so colourful and beautifully crafted.

this line has really grown on me! I'd love to make cards with to give as gifts!

Incredibly inspiring projects with so much detail.Nature Sketchbook is one of my favourite collection.
Thanks for a chance to win this awesome giveaway.

Today's blog is extra amazing!! I would love to win the prize-pack and start designing. Thank you for the chance!

Yes, please, I adore this collection, the butterflies are so pretty, and match ANYTHING, and ANY project.

Such pretty pieces! Love Kathy's use of the metal and the cute bird nest & feathers. And Katelyn framed these awesome sentiments so beautifully.

The brooch is out of this world!! The cards I can't wait to try and make one myself. Nature's Sketchbook is exquisite!!

Love the projects!

WOW gorgeous projects and inspiration!!!

What a beautiful collection! Thank you for the inspiration!

Beautiful brooch and gift box! Love, love the colors and themes in Nature Sketchbook so would be so very happy to win this week's prize! ❤❤

Beautiful projects made with a gorgeous collection! Thanks for the chance to win!

Beautiful cards from a beautiful collection

Beautiful projects featured today! I love the Nature Sketchbook collection. Love the colors and the images.

Kathy's feathers are beautiful.
Great use of so many wonderful
embellishments.
Katelyn's butterflies add so much
texture to her design.
Both projects are fantastic.
thanks to both of you for sharing.

K & K- beautiful projects, Ladies! Such a beautiful brooch and love the cards!

Love the SKETCHBOOK papers. The colors are so vibrant and the artwork is of course wonderfully Graphic 45 and delicious!

Beautiful! These projects are proof positive that great things come in small packages!

I love these butterflies. The bright colours are gorgeous and an inspiration for so many projects!

These are just so beautiful. The creativity is stunning. love this collection and all the other Graphic 45 collections. If I ever win a collection, I have to share it with my mom. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

Love this collection!
Thanks so much for the chance to win it!
Blessings to All!

I can't get enough of Nature Sketchbook! I love everything about it. I have done some cards and a pocket album with it and have plans for more.

Natures Sketch is that one collection gray for any occasion cards. Love these!

Love this collection! Hope I win!!

Such gorgeous projects!!!!

Stunning all of these..I just adore this collection Nature Sketchbook..I just am a Nature gal, it inspire me in my crafting ..Thank you for designing Nature Sketchbook...

Nature Sketchbook is my absolute favorite collection from the past year, and these projects really show off it's versatility! G45, Kathy, and Katelyn, you're the best!

Gorgeous work
on all the projects!
Carla from Utah

Awesomeprojects

what, gorgeous, vibrant work!!!!

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