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May 4, 2017 5:00:00 AM

A Midnight Masquerade with Katelyn's Tag Tutorial & Lena A's Diamond Box

Midnight Masquerade  Graphic 45  Diamond Box  Kids Storage  Lena Astafeva

Hello, G45ers! 

Today, we have two marvelous projects to share with you, featuring one of our recent collections, Midnight Masquerade. To start things off, design team member Katelyn Grosart shares a magnificently layered tag. Plus, there is no mystery here-she includes a full Snapguide tutorial showing you how to create your own beautiful tag! Lena Astafeva continues the crafting magic with a beautiful box. This diamond motif box is a real gem and would make a great gift or decorative storage box! We hope you enjoy this dose of delicious decadence brought to you by Graphic 45.

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Midnight Masquerade is a paper party filled with mystery, intrigue, and joyous celebration! The purples, blues, and oranges jump off the page and transport you to a time of magical music and enjoyment. This collection includes 8 double-sided papers, 12x12 and 8x8 paper pads, a 12x12 Patterns & Solids pad, coordinating chipboard, cardstock tags & pockets, journaling & ephemera cards, cling stamps, and cardstock stickers. This is your invitation to a mystical ball, and your ticket is hours of creative fun with Midnight Masquerade!


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"The Most Beautiful Thing" Tag
by Katelyn Grosart

"Midnight Masquerade is starting to become one of my new favourite collections. Although I tend to lean to the shabby chic colour palette, the rich colours from Midnight Masquerade are just gorgeous.  I’ve been wanting to play with the large tags from the Staples collection for a while now, so when I opened the collection and found an inspirational quote I liked, it was the starting point for my project. So today I’ve created for you a beautiful tag using Midnight Masquerade. You’ll want to read the tutorial below and learn how to recreate my Most Beautiful Thing We Can Experience Tag." ~Katelyn Grosart

 

Snapguide Tutorial: Check out How to Create a Beautiful Midnight Masquerade Tag by Katelyn Grosart on Snapguide.

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Tip:
Pick a word that you love on the cut-a-part from the quote and cut out the same word to layer overtop using foam squares. In the photo above "beautiful" has been cut out and popped up.  

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Tip:
From the 4x6 and 3x4 cards there are a lot of great images to fussy cut. The cards don’t always need to be used as the full card.

 

Graphic 45 Supplies:

Midnight Masquerade 12x12 Paper: Moonlight Mystery, Music Maker, Savor the Magic, Deliciously Decadent, Irresistible Intrigue

 

Other Supplies Used:

Ranger Ink: Black Soot Distress Ink and Blending Tool/Foam
Hug N’ Snug Seam Binding Ribbon: Purple
½” Circle Punch
Sookwang Tape
Foam squares
Paper Trimmer and Scissors

 


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Midnight Masquerade Box By Lena Astafeva

 
"I’ve made a box for my daughter. She is a little fashionista and likes to dress up. I’ve created my box out of bright collection Midnight Masquerade. And now this amazing box takes honorable place in my daughter’s room." ~Lena Astafeva

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Box-Midnight Masquerade-product by Graphic 45-by Lena Astafeva-14

Box-Midnight Masquerade-product by Graphic 45-by Lena Astafeva-14


Graphic 45 Supplies:

Midnight Masquerade 8x8 Pad
Midnight Masquerade 12x12 Pad
Midnight Masquerade 12x12 Patterns & Solids Pad

Other Supplies:

Chipboards Scrapiniec
Carton
Embossing powder

 

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Leave a comment here on the blog, Facebook and/or Instagram to be entered to win this Place in Time & Home Sweet Home prize. Prize package includes: Place in Time - Deluxe Collector's Edition, Home Sweet Home 12x12 Paper Pad, Ivory Mixed Media Album, Shabby Chic Keyholes, and Doorplates and Knobs, an $85+ value.  

Thanks for joining us for another day of irresistible intrigue here on the blog. Thanks to Katelyn and Lena for providing the perfect party favors for this Midnight Masquerade feature. Please help us continue the party and reveal your own ideas in the comments below. 

Happy Papercrafting!  

 

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May 3, 2017 5:00:00 AM

Pretty & Pink - Portrait of a Lady Stamping Tutorial & Perfume Set

Graphic 45 Fussy Cutting Marina Blaukitchen Portrait of a Lady
Hello, G45ers!  

Welcome to another glorious day of Graphic 45 project inspiration! Today, we have something for all the pink lovers out there,  a Portrait of a Lady double feature, brought to you by the lovely Lena Astafeva and magnificent Marina Blaukitchen. Lena leads off with a YouTube presentation of her exquisitely designed envelope, perfect for adding a personal touch to small gift items or cards. We just love the subtle detail she gets from the stamps and inks! Next up, Marina brings another gift idea that is perfect for Mother's Day, a fantastic and fragrant perfume set. Check out all that fussy cutting! Get ready for an explosion of pinkspiration (that is pink, ink, and inspiration!)

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Stamped & Decorated Envelope By Lena Astafeva

"A wedding is always an exciting and joyful event. Very often in the weddings in our country people give money as present. That’s why I’ve decided to make an envelope in which we can put money. I’ve made a video tutorial special for you. Enjoy your viewing!" ~Lena Astafeva

 

Stamped & Decorated Envelope Video Tutorial

 

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Envelope- Portrait of a Lady-product by Graphic 45-by Lena Astafeva-11

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Envelope- Portrait of a Lady-product by Graphic 45-by Lena Astafeva-11

Envelope- Portrait of a Lady-product by Graphic 45-by Lena Astafeva-11

Envelope- Portrait of a Lady-product by Graphic 45-by Lena Astafeva-11

 

Graphic 45 Supplies:

Portrait of a Lady 8x8 Pad
Portrait of a Lady 12x12 Pad
Portrait of a Lady 12x12 Patterns & Solids Pad

Other Supplies:

Watercolor
Carton
Die-cut Spellbinders
Chipboards Scrapiniec

 

 

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Mother's Day Perfume Set Portrait of a Lady
by Marina Blaukitchen 

"Mother's Day is a very special day in which we want to surprise with a nice gift. There is nothing better than doing it yourself. Do not miss the opportunity to do something nice for her.

My mother is very old, 88 years old and she has Alzheimer's. That's why I thought that the beautiful colors of this collection, the roses and the fragrancy of a perfume will make a smile appear on her face again." ~Marina Blaukitchen

 

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Mother's Day Perfume Set Portrait of a Lady by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 4

 

Tips:
Fussy cut more than you think you are going to need.

Marina Blaukitchen fussy cut Portrait of a Lady Tip Graphic 45

Take a sheet of decorated paper and cut out all the designs it contains, it does not matter that some of them are not complete because they can serve to fill some space in which they do not have to be seen in its entirety. Seize the page in its entirety to get the most out of these beautiful papers.

 Mother's Day Perfume Set Portrait of a Lady by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 4

 

First, make the structure and then roll it with the fussy cut pieces to decorate it."


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Graphic 45 Supplies:

#4501503 Portrait of a Lady Josephine
#4501505 Portrait of a Lady Sophia
#4501506 Portrait of a Lady Victoria
#4501508 Portrait of a Lady 8x8 pad
#4501514 Portrait of a Lady Journaling Chipboard

 

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Leave a comment here on the blog, Facebook and/or Instagram to be entered to win this Place in Time & Home Sweet Home prize. Prize package includes: Place in Time - Deluxe Collector's Edition, Home Sweet Home 12x12 Paper Pad, Ivory Mixed Media Album, Shabby Chic Keyholes, and Doorplates and Knobs, an $85+ value.  

Graphic 45  Sneak Peek  Prize Winners  Master Detective  French Country

Speaking of Winners, here is a list of our Sneak Peek winners from last week's contests.  If your name is on this list please email, info@g45papers.com to claim your prize.  

Thanks for joining us for today's pretty & pink Portrait of a Lady projects by Lena and Marina. This collection has been going fast and we love sharing the inspiration with you all. We are so grateful to the design team for sharing their excellent, as always, work here today. We would love to see what you have been creating with your stash as well, so feel free to share in the comments below. Please join us again tomorrow for another double feature, this time featuring the always magical Midnight Masquerade

Happy Papercrafting!  

 

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May 2, 2017 5:00:00 AM

Fashionably Feminine Card,Tag & Umbrella - Featuring: A Ladies' Diary and Portrait of a Lady

Hello Beautiful Mom Tag  by Magda Cortez  Graphic 45  Portrait of a Lady  Staples Tag Album  Mother's Day

Hello, Beautiful G45ers!  

Get ready to enjoy a gorgeous array of May flowers on today's blog, in honor of the upcoming holiday, Mother's Day! It is time to get out your floral papers and scissors and start cutting. To begin with, we have a fantastic step by step Snapguide Card tutorial by Joanne Bain aka The Master of Elegance, featuring Graphic 45 A Ladies' Diary (DCE due back on store shelves soon.) After that, Magda Cortez aka The Queen of style brings us another breathtaking keepsake for Mom, featuring our recent release, Portrait of a Lady. This wonderful tag features a variety of artfully arranged flowers and an adorable miniature umbrella. Here we go!

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Mother's Day Card By Joanne Bain

"Fussy cutting has always been a massive part of my G45 creations. I love to create lots of dimension from layers and fussy cutting allows me to do this. The papers are always full of amazing images that are perfect for fussy cutting. So today I am sharing a card and a tutorial created with one of my all time favourite collections, A Ladies' Diary.

Very pretty, very feminine and perfect for giving to that special female in our lives...maybe for Mothers Day." ~Joanne Bain 

 

Check out How to Create a Beautiful Mothers Day Card by Joanne Bain by Joanne Bain on Snapguide.


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Tip:
As an added feature add a G45 Metal Label Holder to the front of the card.

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Graphic 45 Supplies:

A Ladies Diary Deluxe Collectors Edition
Ornate Metal Label Holder

 

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Beautiful Mom – Tag By Magda Cortez

"Hi all… Today I’m going to show you this beautiful tag and my lovely umbrella. I did those for my Mom! Aren't they cute? For the two projects, I use the beautiful Portrait of a Lady Paper Collection. It is sooooo adorable.. and with the Patterns and Solids you can make a lot of details. I use some dies to cut the intricate flowers and also to make the big flower! I fussy cut a few of the little roses and the portrait that make me feel so relaxed! Also, I cut the umbrella with a Peppercus Design file and I’m going to fill it with tiny chocolates mmm yummy!!" ~Magda Cortez 

 

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Beautiful Mom Tag- Portrait of a Lady- By Magda Cortez- Product by Graphic 45- Photo 04 of 11

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Beautiful Mom Tag- Portrait of a Lady- By Magda Cortez- Product by Graphic 45- Photo 04 of 11

Beautiful Mom Tag- Portrait of a Lady- By Magda Cortez- Product by Graphic 45- Photo 04 of 11

 

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Portrait of a Lady 12"x12" Patterns & Solids Paper Pad

Tip:
Patterns & Solids Papers are perfect to use with your punches, dies and your electronic cutting machines they embellish so well for your projects.

 

Graphic 45 Supplies:

Portrait of a Lady Paper Collection
Portrait of a Lady Patterns & Solids
Portrait of a Lady Decorative Chipboard
Large Kraft Tag Album

Other Supplies:

Peppercus Design File
Petaloo – Vintage Velvet Dogwood

Metallic Thread
Pearls, Metallic Twine, Seam Binding  
And other embellishments from my stash

 

(3%2F2%2F 1 claimed) PiT & HSH 12x12  Mixed Media  Metal - BIG GUY $85 Graphic 45

Leave a comment here on the blog, Facebook and/or Instagram to be entered to win this Place in Time & Home Sweet Home prize. Prize package includes: Place in Time - Deluxe Collector's Edition, Home Sweet Home 12x12 Paper Pad, Ivory Mixed Media Album, Shabby Chic Keyholes, and Doorplates and Knobs, an $85+ value.  
 

With that, we close another blog filled to the brim with a bountiful bouquet of botanical beauty, thanks to Joanne and Magda's creations! We hope you enjoyed these lovely projects and feel inspired to create for a Mom in your life or other loved one. Whether you use A Ladies Diary DCE, Portrait of a Lady, or any of the other Graphic 45 collections, we'd love to hear your plans in the comments below. We hope you will join us tomorrow for more design team creations, perfect for Mother's Day inspiration.  

Happy Papercrafting!  

 

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May 1, 2017 5:00:00 AM

Handmade Mother's Day Cards to Impress with Portrait of a Lady & Midnight Masquerade

Hello, G45ers!

Let's kick this week off right with a fabulous prize announcement and two new and wonderfully novel Mother's Day cards. Show a mom in your life love and gratitude with a handmade card or gift for Mother's Day this year . In this post, you will find a Portrait of a Lady card that is both feminine and edgy by Nico Scrap.  That is followed by a magical Midnight Masquerade card and a design pro tip by Elena Olinevich.  Before we get into all this beauty and inspiration, we want to give you a chance to win this week's blog prize.  Just leave a comment here on the blog, Facebook and/or Instagram to be entered to win this Place in Time & Home Sweet Home prize.

 

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Prize package includes: Place in Time - Deluxe Collector's Edition, Home Sweet Home 12x12 Paper Pad, Ivory Mixed Media Album, Shabby Chic Keyholes, and Doorplates and Knobs, an $85+ value.  

 

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Mother's Day Card by Nico Scrap


"Mother’s day is just around the corner, and since I moved to Milan I really miss my mom everyday-her smiles, her jokes, her sweetness. All I wanted to do for this special day was to send her a card to show her my gratitude for everything she does for me." ~Nico Scrap

 

YouTube Tutorial: Mother's Day Card by Nico Scrap

 


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Happy mother's day card   portrait of a lady   photo 4   by Nico Scrap  Product by Graphic 45.

Graphic 45 Supplies:

Portrait of a lady paper collection
Square Tags Kraft
Graphic 45 Decades in Dark Cashmere (Brown ink)

Other Supplies:

Paper flowers Scrapunlimited
Metal embellishment Scrapunlimited
Distress
Black Splash 13arts

 

 

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Mother’s Day Cards by Elena Olinevich

 

"When I think of creating feminine cards, first what comes into my mind are soft and delicate colors of the papers, flowers, ribbon or lace.

Actually, it’s time to stretch these ideas. Why don’t you take bold colors and play with something magical. All purple tones makes everything look magical and whimsical. Midnight Masquerade is a perfect collection if you are as purple addicted as I am.

Moreover, don’t you think that 200-400 years ago women were more feminine, wearing long dresses and making some super tricks with their hair even if there were the wigs only.

I created this set of cards for someone who wants to bring the bright colors into his life. It was so fun to mix all the patterns, blue and purple. The only advice I would suggest while mixing these colors, just add some plain paper or embellishments. It will make your creation more vivid." ~Elena Olinevich

 

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Midnight Masquerade 12x12 Patterns & Solids Paper Pad

 

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Cards  Midnight Masquerade  by Elena Olinevich  product by Graphic45  photo4


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Cards  Midnight Masquerade  by Elena Olinevich  product by Graphic45  photo4

Graphic 45 Supplies:

Midnight Masquerade 8x8 Pad
Midnight Masquerade 12x12 Patterns & Solids Pad
Midnight Masquerade Decorative Chipboard
Midnight Masquerade Journaling Chipboard

Other Supplies:

Prima Marketing Flowers
Spellbinders Dies

Graphic 45 Cards Pinterest Board 

That is a wrap for today! Thank you so much for joining us for a very special Graphic 45 Mother's Day card feature. We hope that Nico and Elena's cards have inspired you to share the love and create something for the mothers in your life. We are so thankful for the work that they have done with Portrait of a Lady and Midnight Masquerade and would love to hear what collections or techniques you might use for card making in the comments below. Please remember that a comment on the blog, Facebook and/or Instagram will also enter you to win this weeks prize featuring Place in Time and Home Sweet Home with the winner announce right here on the blog, this Friday. We hope to see you here tomorrow for more Mother's Day inspiration!

 

Happy Papercrafting!  

 

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Apr 28, 2017 5:00:00 AM

Creative Weekend Inspiration Featuring Alexandra's VH Box & Sandy's OCS Shaker Tag

Vintage Hollywood  Sewing Box  Organizer  DIY  Graphic 45  Alexandra Morein

Hello, G45ers! 

Welcome to another wonderful day of Graphic 45 Design Team revelations. Today, we have two very different, but similarly well-crafted creations from Alexandra Morein and Sandy Trefger. Alexandra leads off with a lovely box made with the needleworkers in mind. This perfectly finished sewing box features our glamorous Vintage Hollywood collection and a ton of functional details. Check them out in her YouTube video and the images below! Next up, Sandy introduces us to her fun and fabulous Olde Curiosity Shoppe shaker tag. Starting with an upcycled product tag, Sandy adds an unbelievable amount of dimension, detail, and depth with thread, ribbon, sequins, and of course the inimitable imagery of Olde Curiosity Shoppe. Sandy also offers some valuable tips about creating your own shaker tag. We are so excited to share these beautiful pieces with you, but first it is time to announce our Master Detective and French Country Sneak Peek Win it Before You Can Buy It grand prize winners!
 
From the Blog:

-Debbie Siddle: "So adore off the page/3D projects. Love the collections. I would love to finally win with G45. Your products are out of this world! xxx"

From Facebook:

-Sarah Routledge: "WOW! This prize is amazing! I can't wait to create with Master Detective and French Country - whether I win or not, these are both such inspired collections that I simply must have them!"

From Instagram:

-Roxannebunn: "Wow, that Master Detective paper set is genius!" 

Congratulations to the lucky winners! We hope you enjoy getting a head start on creating with both Master Detective and French Country! For everyone else, these collections will be available at your local scrapbook store at the end of May. Now it is time for some creative inspiration to get the weekend off on the right foot! 

 

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Vintage Hollywood Octagon Sewing Box 
By Alexandra Morein

 "I always wonder, 'Who are the G45 blog’s readers?' Are they paper crafters only? Do they do any other crafts? Maybe some of them don’t do crafts at all, but just admire the beauty of the papers, and like to see the projects shared….

Even if most of the readers indeed are paper crafters, I am sure that everyone has a few needles, thread spools, a couple of scissors, and other tools which are intended for needlework. Well, I do! And I needed a place to store them all together; that’s why the idea of creating a sewing box came up. I also upcycled an empty duck tape spool, and in my box it serves as a pin cushion holder.

For embellishing the box, I’ve used the Vintage Hollywood collection. All the Hollywood stars needed a lot of costumes, so someone had to sew them, right?

 I hope you will be inspired by my project and the look of the “always-stunning-and-must-have” papers from Graphic 45." ~Alexandra Morein

 

You can have a look at the box in my YouTube video presentation too.

 

 

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Vintage Hollywood Octagon Box  Project by Alexandra Morein  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 3


Vintage Hollywood Octagon Box  Project by Alexandra Morein  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 3


Vintage Hollywood Octagon Box  Project by Alexandra Morein  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 3

 


Vintage Hollywood Octagon Box  Project by Alexandra Morein  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 3


Vintage Hollywood Octagon Box  Project by Alexandra Morein  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 3




Graphic 45 Supplies:

Vintage Hollywood 12x12 Patterns & Solids Pad
Vintage Hollywood 12x12 Pad

 

 

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Shaker Tag  Sandy Trefger

 "If you look at the packaging that many of the Graphic 45 metal embellishments come in, you’ll see that they are shaped like a tag and even have the eyelet hole at the top.  And some have a perfectly smooth but slightly raised piece of plastic over the embellishments as part of the package.  When I saw this type of packaging on my Graphic 45 Ornate Metal brads, I saved it to create my shaker tag.  There are so many wonderful possibilities to upcycle and create a project out of packaging so look at them closely to save for future projects. Happy Crafting" ~Sandy Trefger

 

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Olde Curiosity Shoppe - Deluxe Collector's Edition
Features two of twelve 12"x12" double-sided papers, Cardstock Sticker Sheet, and decorative chipboard.  

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Shaker Tag  Olde Curiosity Shoppe  Tutorial by Sandy Trefger  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 002

Tip:
When creating a shaker element on a tag or card, you want to have plenty of room between the back of the area and the front plastic area.  If you assemble the shaker element with foam tape to hold the back and plastic front together and to give you that lift for the bits to shake, those bits often get stuck to the sticky edge of the foam tape.  To eliminate this, create your sides out of strips of chipboard or several layers of cardstock strips and use glue, not sticky tape.  This way you get the lift you need and nothing sticks to the edges on the inside of your shaker element.  If your shaker element is a square, rectangle or circle, you can easily cut your frame layers out of cardstock with a die and glue those together.  Add interest to your shaker by using different colors and items to shake such as rhinestones with seed beads.


Graphic 45 Supplies:

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Deluxe Collector’s Edition
Packaging of Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Brads

Other Supplies:


Black Cardstock or Chipboard Scraps
Gold Seed Beads
Pretty Pink Posh Nature Mix Sequins
Petaloo Fancy Trims Crochet Lace Trim, Red 2
Petaloo Flowers Chantilly Velvet Hydrangeas, Red
Miniature Roses
Button String
Wink of Stella, Clear
Liquid Adhesive


Thanks so much for joining us today. We are also very thankful for the talent Alexandra and Sandy have shared featuring Graphic 45 Vintage Hollywood and Olde Curiosity Shoppe. Hopefully, these projects will inspire everyone going into this final weekend of April showers, and we will see you here Monday, along with some new creations and those May flowers. We'd love to hear about what you will be working on this weekend in the comments below.

Happy Papercrafting!  

 

Visit your LSS or order online today! Looking for Graphic 45 products?  Store Locator