We are getting ready for Easter here at Graphic 45! Easter is early this year, so make sure to start getting your handmade goodies started. Today, Joanne Bain and Arlene Cuevas have some great projects and how-tos for upcoming Easter! So fun!
Don't forget that we have announced our Design Team Call! The first round due date is coming up on March 20, 2016 at 11:59 PM PST. We hope that you will submit for our Design Team!
Now, enjoy Joanne's perfect Easter card in the shape of an egg - this is the most fun!
"I simply love how well Graphic 45 collections mix and match. The super cute rabbit and flower images from Once Upon A Springtime on the gorgeous soft colours of Precious Memories collection are a match made in heaven. They blended together perfectly to create my Easter card with a difference." ~Joanne
Arlene has a wonderful idea for Easter decor. Love this hanging Easter egg project!
"I created this 3D Easter Egg decor with a little egg template I found online. The project features papers from Graphic 45’s Children’s Hour and Sweet Sentiments. Be sure to check out my video to see this up close along with some tips to get you started on creating the 3D egg. Enjoy! xo" ~Arlene
We have an awesome giveaway this week! Children's Hour is great for every season of the year since it is our newest calendar collection! Our giveaway this week has $50 worth of Children's Hour product. So fun! Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to win. We will announce a winner here on the blog on Friday, March 11, 2016. Take part today!
Thanks for joining us for week 2 of National Craft Month! It's going to be another great week. Enjoy, G45ers!
It's March 1 - the first day of National Craft Month! Woo hoo - this is a huge reason to celebrate. And we are celebrating BIG on the blog today! We have projects from so many different crafting genres. We also have links to our Pinterest boards that will lead you down a rabbit hole of amazing craft inspiration. How will you celebrate National Craft Month? We encourage you to take the pledge to get creative this month. There is nothing like creating a project with your own hands that you can keep forever or send to a friend. We encourage you to take the leap and get creative this month!
First, let's start with a celebration of CARDS! Cards are a favorite for our G45ers, so we thought that would be a great place to start. Mariusz Gierszewski has a gorgeous Spring Easter card to start off our National Craft Month using Once Upon a Springtime.
"Hi Graphic45's fans, Mariusz Gierszewski here. It's time to say: "Hello Easter!!!" Today I have next awesome card with many layers and flowers, created of Once Upon a Springtime collection. I used frame's chipboard from Scrapiniec and next on the top I created a composition. Now I'm waiting for you Easter's inspirations with Graphic papers. Hugs Mariusz"
"It’s easy to create a layout with a single picture but a lot of us struggle with multiple photo layouts. This project will walk you through step by step a three picture layout using one of Graphic 45’s newest and most sought after collection” Voyage Beneath the Sea." ~Lori
Now, it's time to celebrate Tags! Joanne Bain shares absolutely gorgeous tags using Once Upon a Springtime. Best part? They're quick and easy to make. Enjoy Joanne's tutorial below and try these beauties out yourself!
"So this was a little challenging for me, not the tag side but the creating in under 10 minutes. So I timed myself and it was about 15 minutes per tag eeeeekkkkk please don’t tell anybody. They are however very affordable and entirely made from patterned paper and a little fussy cutting. I decided to create the set using the stunning Once Upon A Springtime collection featuring the fairies." ~Joanne
We cannot forget Albums! We have a beautiful baby Mixed Media Album from Tati Scrap using Precious Memories. What a meaningful album or gift idea!
"I have made this album for a Mon called: 'The first year of my baby'
The new Graphic 45 Mixed Media Album are ideal for projects like this…Each album´s page corresponds to a month of baby life, where you can keep the ecographies, the Baby Shower invitations, pictures to take every month, to write anecdotes, the weight and growth of the baby…all the things that like the mothers for the baby memories !!
You know that we here at Graphic 45 adore Altered Art. That is why we often wish you a "Happy Papercrafting" because we know that crafting can easily and happily turn to 3D projects in no time - home decor, shadowboxes, mixed media - all of it is so much fun. One of the best creators of altered art is our amazing G45 Ambassador Jim, the Gentleman Crafter.
"Need a bit of Britain to light up your dwelling? Well, The Big Ben Lamp might just do the trick. Made with cut out pieces of heavy weight chipboard, and then backed with a light tracing paper; the lamp will glow through all the windows of this historic treasure." ~Jim, the Gentleman Crafter
In honor of the first week of National Craft Month, we have a $100 prize pack this week stuffed with our Deluxe Collector's Edition An ABC Primer and our retired collection A Proper Gentleman and tons of great Staples including a Mixed Media Album. Wow! All you have to do is comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to win. There will be lots of fun contests this month in honor of the month of crafting. So, make sure to join us, G45ers!
All right, we kicked off National Craft Month with some awesome inspiration. Get ready for some fun this month, G45ers! It's time to get to the craft table. Let's get creative together this month, G45ers!