We have an amazing project sheet for this fabulous project! This project sheet will teach you how to make this gorgeous Mixed Media Album from start to finish and is by the incredible Annette Green! We are so excited to share this exclusive tutorial with you today.
We are so excited for our last day of our Design Team Alumni Blog Takeover where we feature the incredible Nichola Battilana! You will remember Nichola as an imaginative and inventive alumni and we are so excited to see more of her whimsical work today. If you love fairy tales or Game of Thrones - today's blog is for you!
First, Nichola shares a brilliant tower she created from recycled materials and Enchanted Forest! We love the roof of this fabulous tower!
Now, let's announce this week's blog winner! Our randomly chosen winner is...
-Judith Taylor: Happy Birthday Diane; lovely picture of you! The awesome projects never stop on the G45 blog. I love all of them. Still crossing fingers and toes hoping I will be able to add Hallowe"en in Wonderland and Safari Adventure to my stash!
Congratulations, Judith! Please email email@example.com to claim your prize pictured below. Thanks to everyone who took part!
We have had so much fun this week, G45ers! Thanks for joining us for the magical work of our incredible alumni. We are so grateful they returned to our blog and showed us such wonderful talent and imagination. Many thanks to them, and to YOU for joining us this week!
It's almost the weekend and there's great inspiration for Halloween on the blog today? Brilliant! Maggi Harding and Pam Bray have treats in stores for you today (no tricks!), so let's get into the fun!
Maggi shares a perfect creation for our candy-loving G45ers! (Well, who isn't?!)
"Ok for all you chocoholics out there, this is what you need! This cute and spooky Halloween house is a cleverly disguised candy box. Ha, you can hide your chocolate stash in this box and no one will be the wiser! The roof of the house is actually hinged at the top and each roof lifts up to reveal a nice little box where you can stash your favorite chocolates.
The box is made from two Graphic 45 Staples boxes. I built each side of the house independent of the other and glued them together at the end. First I cut two panels for the ends of the box that would support the roof and glued them to the smaller sides of the box on the outside. The flap of the box that forms the book box cover is glued so that it stands up forming the top of the roof peak. The chipboard panel is cut to fit over the opening in the box, forming the roof. I attached it to the roof peak with a small piece of folded cardstock adhering one side of the cardstock to the chipboard roof flap and the other side to the roof peak forming a flap that can be raised and lowered. Now I glued the tall backs of the two boxes together forming the house. I used Washi tape to cover the seam where the two roofs meet so that the roof hinge was reinforced and the roof flaps would not tear off. I also used Washi tape to reinforce the seam on the sides where the two boxes are joined together.
Before you finish the inside of the roof flaps attach an Ornate Metal Label Holder to each roof flap. Then when you cover the inside of the roof, the backs of the metal brads won't show." ~Maggi
Tip: Place a piece of tape or glue a small piece of paper over the tabs from the brads as this helps to keep the tabs from poking through the paper.
Hallowe'en in Wonderland Deluxe Collector's Edition 2 Staples ATC Book Boxes Black Staples Washi Tape 2 Staples Ornate Metal Label Holders Other: Black cardstock 2 - 8.5" x 11"Chipboard sheets Creative Embellishments Cats on Fence Border Creative Embellishments Spider Web Corner Set Cheery Lynn B847 Witch's Brew die Cheery Lynn B829 Happy Halloween die Cheery Lynn CAFLRS14 Flourish 14 leaf die Cheesecloth Lindy's Flat Fabio Toto's Tornado Black mist; Cajun Carnelian Red, Gator Gumbo Olive Petaloo Botanica Blooms x 4 Lav/purple Petaloo Spring Berry Picks Lav/purple Petaloo Mini's x 11 Lav/purple Petaloo Botanicas Mixed Blooms x 6 Lav/purple Petaloo Botanica Anemone x 6 pistachio Petaloo Textured Elements x 4 Moss Green Prima Chantilly Metal Knobs Olive silk ribbon Spellbinders spider die Sizzix Hinges, Latches, Handle & Photo Turns die Stampendous Aged Bronze Embossing Powder
We all need treat bag ideas this time of year, and Pam has us covered! Check out her great tutorial below!
“I LOVE Halloween!” It so much fun to create wonderful Halloween projects . I am not a huge fan of the scary or icky stuff but I am a huge fan of fun and exciting Halloween products. So…when I saw the Halloween in Wonderland Deluxe Collection it fell in that category for me. I knew right away I would be making some fun candy bags for my grandkids, family and friends to give out on the 31st.” ~Pam
Now, it's time to announce this week's blog winner!
-Deborah ORourke Herer:Graphic 45 is the only scrapbook paper to work with as far as I`m concerned!
Congratulations, Deborah! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize pictured below. Thanks to everyone who took part this week!
Are you getting your craft table ready for Halloween projects? We know many of our G45ers have already created for Halloween. We love to see your projects! Share on our Facebook page. Have a great weekend, G45ers!
Happy Labor Day to our American G45ers! Today, we have some amazing card ideas from Kathy Clement with a His and Her option! If you're having an at-home Labor Day, this is great inspiration to make some cards to keep in your stash for those birthdays that sneak up on you!
Kathy has great ideas for both genders using the same collection. This will certainly get you ready for some cardmaking!
"I never seem to have enough birthday cards, especially at this time of year. I had 10 birthday cards to make this month. It keeps my scissors sharp, and my glue bottle on empty! Whenever I can I try to knock them out two at a time, one for the guys and one for the gals. I figure I already have all the supplies out so I might as well make the most of it.
I hear from a lot of my followers that they struggle when it comes to making cards for the men in their lives, so I thought I’d include a Snapguide tutorial for the masculine card in this duo. I’ve used a few fun, simple techniques that add a lot of dimension and depth to the composition. It may look complicated, but it’s actually a basic design that you can use over and over again for any masculine card you need to make." ~Kathy
1. Add simple layers with large ephemera cards and ATC policy envelopes. The Red ATC policy envelopes are a perfect color match for this collection.
2. Use a tracing wheel ( a sewing tool) to add quick stitch marks around a sentiment panel. Just run the wheel through the ink pad of your choice and then run it along the edge of a ruler to keep the line straight.
To add even more dimension to this focal sentiment, I fussy cut just the image from a second piece of paper, then layered it over the original with foam dimensionals. Don’t worry about the flourishes; just cut the basic shape. When you line it up, the pretty leaves and flourishes on the base layer can be seen.
Add a fun waterfall feature to the inside of your card. I used the 6x6 prints and patterns and Spellbinder Waterfall 2 die to create this fun, interactive interior for my card.
Decorate the inside of the waterfall feature with cut apart elements from the paper collection. Add photos and journal memories to make the card really special.
I folded the last waterfall page to form a pocket. This was filled with ephemera from the collection. It would also be a great place to add a gift card!
Turn your card into a gift by adding a tag, ephemera card and bookmark to the bottom pocket.
This week, we are giving away the Deluxe Collector's Edition of Hallowe'en in Wonderland which comes with all these goodies! Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to enter to win. We will announce a winner here on the blog on Friday. Have fun, G45ers!
Thank you for joining us this Labor Day! We hope it is a restful day with some time for the craft room. Have a great one!