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
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!