Mark your calendars, Easter is April 16! For this 2nd day of Spring, we will share gorgeous Easter projects from Magda Cortez and Aneta Matuszewska. You will love the gorgeous pastels and fabulous Spring ideas! First, let's see some great treat holders from Magda:
"Hi .. Easter is around the corner and I make these little treat boxes to give to my friends.. they are so easy and they look so cute! And you can decorate as you like.. this time I use the Secret Garden Collector’s Edition it is perfect for this project.. I did also a Snapguide Tutorial and I hope you enjoy as I did!
Aneta uses her Graphic 45 stash to make absolutely beautiful cards. Take a look:
"Very delicate and romantic Easter cards in my fave color combo which, for my opinion, is just perfect for spring themed projects." ~Aneta
Papers: Sweet Sentiments (retired) Botanical Tea (retired) Once upon a springtime (retired) Precious Memories (retired)
This week we are giving away a prize pack full of bright paper and some Shabby Chic Metal Keyholes and Tag Staples! This just puts a smile on our face. 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!
Are you creating for Easter yet? We hope you share with us on our Facebook page!
It's almost Easter, so we wanted to share two more great Easter ideas in the knick of time! Joanne Bain and Donna Espiritu bring us the inspiration today!
First, Joanne has a great idea for a beautiful Easter scene!
"With Easter coming up I wanted to create something super cute. I decided to create a nativity scene using my favourite collection Once Upon A Springtime. I am in fussy cutting heaven with this collection, the little character images are so cute and perfect to create a little easter story." ~Joanne
Now, enjoy making these adorable bunnies with a tutorial from Donna! Love!
I can't help but create 3 different bunnies for this assignment. These are super easy to make and I've provided a step-by-step tutorial that you can follow. I hope you like them as much as I enjoyed the process of creating these cute bunnies." ~Donna
Are you having a blast this week? We know we are. May Arts Ribbon and G45 are a match made in heaven! Their designers and our Design Team have been knocking it out of the park so far this week. Well, the fun doesn't end here. Today, Maggi Harding, Danielle Copley, and Solange Marques have three perfect projects using G45 Staples, paper, and May Arts Ribbon for us today. Let's get into the fun!
First, Maggi wows with our new Staples and Enchanted Forest. We are loving this combo. Gorgeous gorgeous!
"My design team box came the other day and it was packed to the rim with new staples and papers, it was a little slice of heaven for sure! I was having a scrappy weekend at my house, so five of my scrappy bff's got to watch me unpack my box. Yep, they all turned green with envy as I removed each item from what seemed like a bottomless box of scrappy goodies! I immediately zeroed in on the Enchanted Forest collection and all the wonderful new Staples!
Enchanted Forest has great sentiments on its cut-aparts that work great for a wedding so I created a tiny mini that would fit inside the regular sized Policy Envelope. It'll be a great mini/card to include with a shower or wedding gift. The mini is just two pieces of 8 3/4" x 6 3/4" black cardstock folded in half to create 4 pages, giving the mini 8 pages counting fronts and backs. Then I punched two tiny holes in the center, on the fold, and bound the mini together with a 1/4" piece of May Arts silk ribbon. I put photo mats in the mini as well as tags for journaling.
The mini fits nicely inside the Policy Envelope that I embellished with a Kraft Imagine Tag. I backed the Imagine cut out with black paper so that the Imagine word would really stand out, and then I used some cut-aparts and patterned paper to embellish the tag. I added some interest to the cut-aparts by die cutting one of them with a Spellbinders frame. Finally I added a pretty bow that I tied with May Arts silk and leaves ribbons and glued the tag to the front of the Policy Envelope." ~Maggi
"Using a Graphic 45 Matchbook Box, I created a fun Easter box for candy. The March sheets of Children’s Hour provided beautiful images to create a layered scene. I love layering multiple bits of fussy cuts of the same image to add a 3-D effect to my little scene. The scene is inspired by traditional Easter activities of children sitting in the grass after Easter egg hunting. Beautiful May Art ribbons add a festive effect and their unique leaf ribbon is so perfect for surrounding the birds nest." ~Danielle
Solange now absolutely inspires with our Black Window Shadow Box andChildren's Hour. Isn't this gorgeous? Perfect for Mother's Day!
"I made this project for Mother’s day using the wonderful collection Children’s Hour. Fussy cutting of mothers and children from this collection is adorable. To a special touch I added some May Art Ribbons. I am in love with the variety of ribbons." ~Solange
We are giving away a really exciting prize pack this week! It is worth $60 and includes Children's Hour and May Arts ribbon so you can also create with this great product! All you have to do to enter is comment here on the blog and on May Arts blog or on our Facebook Page. We will choose a winner and announce the winner here on the blog on Friday. Have fun entering, G45ers and May Arts fans!
Thanks for joining for Day 3! Join us tomorrow for more blog hop fun.
It's another Monday on the Graphic 45 blog filled with Easter inspiration, beautiful projects, and a new BLOG CONTEST! Woo hoo! Arlene Cuevas and Tati Scrap have two show-stopping projects just for you today. You will love them and will definitely want to try Arlene's incredible tutorial.
Also, don't forget there's just a few days left until our first round of Design Team applications are due! We sure hope you will try out!
Let's check out Arlene's project! We are in love with this altered Easter Egg. And her tutorial uses a lot of items we bet you have around! Loving this:
"It’s amazing what you can create with a little styrofoam egg and Graphic 45! My altered egg features the gorgeous Children’s Hour collection, with a tad of Time to Flourish. Hope you like it and give one of these a try this Easter holiday!
Tip:You’ll need approximately 250 pearl top pins for this project… so shop around for the best deal! Try eBay or Amazon.com." ~Arlene
Next, mini master Tati Scrap shares a beautiful Easter album. We love the size of this album and all the great pages!
"Hello!!! I have made this Easter Mini Tags Album like a gift for my niece Lola. This is her first Easter´s year and I want celebrate the arrival of the Spring with two fabulous Graphic 45 collections: “ Once Upon a SpringTime” and “ Sweet Sentiments”. How cute gift with an Easter Basket !!" ~Tati Scrap
Now, it's time for another blog contest! The best part of Mondays. This week we are giving away a $45 Raining Cats & Dogs and Core'dinations G45 Signature Series Cardstock prize pack with some Graphic 45 Tag Staples. Think of how much fun you can have with this! All you need to do is comment here on the blog or on our Facebook to enter. Take part today!
This National Craft Month is blowing us away! Our designers are killing it! Thanks for joining us, G45ers.
Easter is coming up soon, so we want to leave you with tons of inspiration! Today, Ginny Nemchak and Belly Lau have two fabulous ideas for this Spring holiday. We hope we fill your Friday with lots of great ideas for Easter!
First, Ginny has a cute set of tags in a beautiful pocket that she can fill with notes and Easter sentiments. What a great idea!
"It’s no secret I’m a sucker for lovely little pockets chock full of tags. Not only is it a wonderful seasonal decor item..but a thoughtful way to give gift cards to an entire family. Simply add them to the tags and after they receive their gift..they can add pictures and journaling to the tags to remember the special holiday they shared with you : ) These tags have sweet children with bunnies and lambs and flowers all layered on bright and cheerful paper patterns. I combined Precious Memories with Baby 2 Bride for the perfect amount of shabby and holiday." ~Ginny