Today, we are sharing more Valentine's Day goodies with you today! The LOVE fun doesn't end - it's only beginning. Arlene Cuevas has a brilliant project and tutorial for you today. Then, Donna Espiritu shares love with a handmade card. It's going to be a blast!
Who loves chocolate? **Raises Hand** Who loves handmade gifts? **Raises Hand** Then, Arlene has the Valentine's project for you!
"I created these cute little Giradelli Chocolate square holders for this Valentine’s day. I love how cute and simple they are to make, so I won’t be so intimidated with creating several of them for the kids’ teachers! I share a short tutorial to show you how to create the base of the favor. Just dress them up to your desire! Enjoy!
TIP: The brads are optional but they do hold the candy pocket to the matchbook better." ~Arlene
"Using one of the ephemera cards as focal point made this a very easy card to make. Just a couple of papers layered over the other and a couple of fussy cut patterns, you have a card for Valentine's day. The inside was decorated with another smaller card and some fussy cut floral patterns." ~Donna
The fun doesn't end here! We are also giving away a $40 prize pack of A Proper Gentleman this week here on the blog. All you have to do is comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to enter the contest. It's your last day to enter! We will announce a winner here on the blog tomorrow Friday, February 5. Have fun and enter today!
Thanks for joining us today! We hope you have a great time getting creative for Valentine's Day.
Today we are featuring an artist who does not need much introduction - many of you are fans of her fabulous work and followers of her blog and YouTube channel. She is a prolific creator of some of the most incredible and intricate projects you can find with Graphic 45. The best part of this artist is that she is so generous with her talent with so many tutorials and how-to templates and more. Today, we are sharing just a taste of her great work. We celebrate the amazing work of Anne Elisabeth Rostad today! This is such an exciting day for us, and we are so grateful you joined us. Anne provided so many great projects, that we have made this blog post into a two-part feature. So, join us again on Monday, February 8 for the rest of Anne's amazing feature! Today, we let Anne completely lead us through her projects, so sit back, grab your coffee or tea, and enjoy the fabulous work of Anne Elisabeth Rostad!
*We apologize for the size of the photos, there was a mild issue with corrupt photos, so they had to be saved from a smaller existing format. She has videos for each of these projects, so you can see the projects better in those videos. Thanks so much for understanding!*
"My name is Anne Rostad and I live in Norway and I am a mother of 2 grown up sons who gives me so much pleasure. Creating has been my all time passion . It started when I was a little girl and had fun making animals and houses from things I found in the wood. Later at school we learned how to sew in girls class and I did not like that at all since I had to follow recipe, so i asked to be in the boy`s class where i could make things out of wood, clay and metal. Think it was then i really started love creating. As the only girl in class l i got make whatever I wanted so I had a lot of fun. Later I found out that sewing was a lot f fun when I could make whatever I wanted without any recipe. Started scrapbooking for about 7 years ago and since then I have in love with this hobby. The 1. paper I bought from Graphic 45 was the Fashionista Haute Couture and then I was hooked and tried to find out where I could get more :-) There is so much fun to do with this gorgeous and versatile papers and I love creating 3D projects and mini albums with a lot of detail to bring the projects to life. Many of the techniques i used in quilting I could use with fussy cutting and layering so it is very much the same, but more possibilities with papers. I am so happy and thankful to be a featured artist on the G45 blog again and I also want to thank you all for your support over the years.
"Made a card to go with the hot ear photo album and used the same World's Fair collection from Graphic 45. So much fun to fussy cut out in this paper collection and I also used chipboard cut outs, stickers, coordinate stamp set and pockets and tags. The card closes up with seam binding colored with Tim Holtz broken china distress spray.
The card together with the hot air balloon photo album.
"Have made a Fairytale Princess Castle with 2 lightning towers to hold the Graphic 45 Gilded Lily Mini Album. There is a tutorial here on my blog on how to make the base for this castle.It is all made out of chipboard and paper and decorated with pearl trim, die cut outs and flower pots. This castle would be fun to display in a little girls room and to store pictures of the little princess in the album.
12x12 - 8x8- 6x6 , chipboard cut outs, stickers and hinges from Graphic 45. Dies from Spellbinders, Sizzix and Tim Holtz, 1,5mm chipboard,Maya Road pearl string,Martha stewart punches,seam binding and closure from Butterbeescraps.
"As promised here is the tutorial on how to make the Graphic 45 Gilded Lily 8X5 pocket mini album with large photo mat tags and flip out tags. There will be a 13 part tutorial from start to finish on how to make the pages with hinge to hinge binding, tags, flip out pages,making the cover and decorate the album. In this blog post I show the finish album. Have tried to make this tutorial easy so new beginners can follow along. I will link all the parts below here.
Gilded Lily 12 x 12 - 8 x 8 and 6 x 6 One of each paper pad, pockets and tags, ephemera cards, stamp set, shabby chick key and key hole all from Graphic 45, Walnut cream cardstock from Bazzill, pop dots, seam binding, glue, score board, cutting tool, Ranger multi media matte,Tyvek envelopes,8x1mm magnets,punches,chipboard, gold ink, a corner die and Pan pastel.
If you are cutting out the flower border strips around the front page, inside and for the backside you need a couple more sheet of the Royal Gardens paper or you can use the Versailles 12 x 12 papers on some of the pages inside the album instead of the Royal Gardens paper.
Remember this supplies are only suggestions.
Use what you have and what you like :-)
Here is the link to the Graphic 45 Gilded Lily Mini Album Journal - Tutorial
Thank you Graphic 45 for this opportunity to be a featured artist on your wonderful blog :-)
Wow, Anne's projects are so inspring! We are so grateful she chose to share her genius with us this week and next. She is such an incredible and kind artist, and we are so honored to feature her!
It's also time to announce who won our awesome Petaloo giveaway last week! Our randomly chosen winner is....
-Donna Nuce (Crafty Colonel): Such gorgeous cards and projects! Nothing else out there in the craft world compares to G45! Thanks for the chance to win.
Congratulations, Donna! Please email email@example.com to claim your prize. Thanks to all who joined our blog hop and entered the giveaway. We had the best time!
The fun doesn't end here! We are also giving away a $40 prize pack of A Proper Gentleman this week here on the blog. All you have to do is comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to enter the contest. We will announce a winner here on the blog on Friday, February 5. Have fun and enter today!
We are so inspired after today's blog! Wow, thanks so much to Anne. Have a wonderful week kick-started with some amazing projects!
The Petaloo blog hop fun continues! We have more beautiful inspiration just waiting for you, G45ers! Today, Danielle Copley has a beautiful Valentine's Day card and tutorial. Then, Katie Zoey Ho shares a gorgeous fairy house. Then, Mariusz Gierszewski wows with a beautiful journal.
First, enjoy this gorgeous Valentine's Day card from Danielle and try it yourself with her tutorial below!
"With the month of love fast approaching, I felt inspired by the fun imagery of the Children’s Hour Collection to make a shabby chic Valentine’s Day card. I love distressing the paper edges with my scissors to give it an extra vintage touch. Layering the images and using foam adhesive gives this simple to make card a more complex feel- perfect to give to someone you cherish!" ~Danielle
Now enjoy this perfect fairy prayer house from Katie! So beautiful!
"'I Say a Little Prayer for You' - made this prayer’s house out from the die-cuts of Eileen Hull’s canister die to house this little fairy. I’m not really a fan of purple, but the purplish velvet Petaloo flowers has won my heart. So…. I ended up using purple as the main colour for this prayer’s house. And it does light up which made it a little wonderful companion in your bedroom. " ~Katie
"Hello everyone. Mariusz Gierszewski here. Today I want show my notebook which I created specially for Blog Hop with Petaloo. I used awesome, new colection Children's Hour from Graphic 45 and connected with Petaloo's flowers. As always I was inspired by nature. I cut a lot of elements of paper May Montage and I did the composition. Hope you like it ;-) " ~Mariusz
This week we have a fabulous $60 prize pack of Children's Hourfor you including a beautiful Ivory Mixed Media Album and gorgeous Petaloo flowers! A whole project is just waiting to be built. All you need to do is comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to win. We will announce a winner this following Monday after the blog hop fun is complete!
Make sure to hop on over to the Petaloo Blog to take part in today's Blog Hop!
We are so excited about our blog hop with Petaloo International this week! Petaloo makes the most brilliant flowers and they match so well with Graphic 45 collections. This week our designers and Petaloo's designers will be showing them off for you! Tati Scrap and Belly Lau kick off the projects this week with their amazing designs.
Also, we love this chocolate bar by Belly using Children's Hour! Need a sweet treat? Just grab it from this beautiful chocolate bar! So fun...
"I love eating chocolate, what a cool idea to have a chocolate bar placed next to your sofa or chair, you can feel sweet and warm everyday. Let's make one now by altering a Graphic 45 Mixed Media Box." ~Belly
This week we have a fabulous $60 prize pack of Children's Hourfor you including a beautiful Ivory Mixed Media Album! A whole project is just waiting to be built. All you need to do is comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to win. We will announce a winner this following Monday after the blog hop fun is complete!
Make sure to hop on over to the Petaloo Blog to take part in this great Blog Hop!
It's the Monthly Mixed Media Album Series! We love these amazing posts with work by Tati Scrap and Solange Marques. Tati Scrap shows you how to make a stunning Mixed Media Album, and Solange shares her mixed media skills to share some incredible art journaling pages with a tutorial! These projects are always so fun!
First, Tati Scrap shares a beautiful Valentine's Day Mixed Media Album. We love the monotone colors on the cover. It makes such a stunning impression!
"Looking for a homemade Valentine's Gift? I have used a Graphic 45 Mixed media Album to make my “Love Book”. Great for Valentine's day or any special occasion with someone you love. 'Love this moment'" ~Tati Scrap
Now, Solange shares her inspiration for the letter "G"! It's Steampunk perfection.
"Continuing my art journal in alphabetical inspiration, this month is time of the letter G.For this letter I chose the word Gear. I am passionate about them and I think the factory scene from the Modern Times movie with Charlie Chaplin is simply amazing. The gears are very present in the Deluxe Collectors Edition: Steampunk Debutante and the woman face with gears is one of my favorite. I added some chipboard gears to complete my pages." ~Solange