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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

Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here

Comments

This papers are so beautiful! I think I will sing "What a wonderful world..." when I look at them.
What a dream to win, cross my fingers!!
Ingela

Nature's Sketchbook is my all time favorite. The bright colors are just beautiful and so vibrant.

Crazy cute! Nice job!

I love this collection. I loved the live Facebook video when you were using this collection and made cards with the butterflies that you put on double. I still have to buy this paper to make cards for my garden club. Would love to win...this is my favourite company.

NATURE'S SKETCHBOOK, makes my heart smile :) I love looking at all these cool projects folks are making with this collection. :)

Love all your makes - you've given me so many ideas.

Beautiful projects. Love the feathers on the first one.

I'm so enchanted with Natures Sketchbook. These creations today are fabulous!

I want to win :) of course

Love this!!! I would love a chance to win!

Love love the butterflies .....Love the Nature .....beautiful

Oh, I would love it! I am really into nature!

GORGEOUS papers. Thanks.

LOVE the Nature's Sketchbook line! Thanks for the chance to win!

Beautiful projects! Love this paper :) Thank you for the chance to add it to my stash!

Your butterfly card is just amazing. I love the effect you achieved. That is such a wondeful idea. I just love your card. I think I will be adding more things to my wish list.

Dicen que afortunada en el juego desafortunada en amores. Yo debo ser super afortunada en amores porque nunca me toca.
They say that lucky in the unfortunate game in loves. I must be super lucky in love because it never touches me.

Beautiful, we need some SPRING!

Beautiful, as usual! Love Graphic 45 !

Such beautiful projects! I love this collection and especially the butterflies! Ready for spring flowers!

Absolutely stunning! The perfect thing to see on a miserable rainy day.

I love Nature Sketchbook!!!!

Super awesome projects with these beautiful collection!

Wow fabulous projects,the nature sketchbook collection is oh so inspiring

Fantastic projects!

Gorgeous Projects!! This collection is one of my most favorite!!

This is such a gorgeous set but of course, all of G45 is beautiful.. Love all the projects..

The Nature Sketchbook is beautiful and just perfect for upcoming spring scrapbook pages!! ❤️

The colors and designs are SO outstanding in Natures Sketchbook! I would love more of this great collection.

This is such a gorgeous collection!

Fabulous collection of papers and more transformed into over-the-top creations! I would love to win this collection. Mahalo for the op to win.

omg, gorgeous!! love the butterflies!

Beautiful work!

Posted my entry for the #Natiional Crafting Month using Portrait of a Lady. Now I'm going to do something with this beautiful collection to celebrate spring and summer. And to win that prize package with the decorative chipboard would absolutely make my day!! Awesome!!

What a beautiful paper pack to bring the beauty of the outside inside.

Lucky G45 to have 2 DT members showcase Sketchbook so well. Bravo!

I just LOVE the Nature's Sketchbook! Butterflies and flowers and nature, OH myyyy!!!!

Like all G45 collections, I love this one!

Gorgeous colors!!

I would love to win! This collection is so gorgeous!

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