Happy Earth Day, G45ers! We've been celebrating all month long with amazing upcycling ideas from our Design Team and from your for our April Challenge. Well, today we have three incredible projects to share in honor of Earth Day!
First, Brit Sviggum shares a perfect Earth Day layout. We love this incredible page!
"I made this layout for the Earthday. It`s important to teach the children about caring for the earth. And I think school is really good at it. My children often come home from school talking about recycling, about the rainforest and so on. The oldest one also just went to the cinema with his class, to watch a movie about the Amazon. And I guess he found it very interesting, because as soon as he was back home he started teaching mum and dad ;)" ~Brit
Graphic45 - Cityscapes Collection - Well Traveled #4501306
Graphic45 - Cityscapes Collection - Cityscapes #4501302
Graphic45 - Ladies`Diary Deluxe Collectors ` Edition #4501252
Graphic45 - Cardstock stickers - Botanicabella
May arts ribbons
Now, Donna Espiritu shares a great way to organize your ribbons and trims. What a fun upcycling idea! Try her tutorial below:
"I've been slowly organizing my craft area and one of things I planned on doing is to a storage solution for my trims and ribbons. One of the ideas I wanted to make for so long now is a ribbon/trims rack or organizer. This month, we're tasked to create an upcycled project. I took this opportunity to make my version of trims and ribbons organizer. I still used the box where I store my ribbon stash. I always make it a point to create projects that are functional and pretty. I got that both with this trims and ribbons organizer." ~Donna
Graphic 45 Sweet sentiments 12x12 paper pad
Graphic 45 Sweet sentiments tags and pockets
Petaloo flowers - spring berry clusters (pink), vintage velvet minis (purple), botanica blooms (lavender/purple)
Martha Stewart scoring board
Adhesives - liquid glue and double-sided tape
Piece of corrugated board
Masking tape or washi tape
The Cutting Cafe ribbon spool template
Now, Maggi Harding has a great kitchen upcycling idea. How pretty is this?
"I am loving G45's new DIY Craft Paper! It is perfect for your home projects because it is a big sheet of paper, it wraps all the way around without having to piece. Yay! If I am not scrapping, I am cooking, so it's a natural that I create things for the kitchen. To celebrate Earth Day I created a kitchen utensil holder from a used Pepperidge Farms Pirouette cookie tin in my favorite color, red.
This would make a great gift for a wedding shower; just add a few kitchen utensils and, voilà, a beautiful handmade gift.
Tip: Use matte medium to protect, and strengthen your handmade items that you'll be using everyday. And for those fabric flowers? Just spray them with a little Staingard." ~Maggi
Graphic 45 DIY Craft Paper - Bicycles & Polka Dots
Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home collection 12 x 12:
Apple Pie (8 x 8)
Petaloo Botanica Blooms x 4 Peach 1102-106
Petaloo Minis x 11 Yellow 1101-103
Liquitex Matte Medium
Now, it's time to see who won this week's giveaway! Our randomly chosen winner is....
-Dawn George Bowen: Omg!!!! Yes please! Graphics 45 is THE BEST Company EVER!!!!
Congratulations, Dawn! Please email email@example.com to claim the prize pictured below. Thanks to everyone who took part this week!
We hope you have a great Earth Day, G45ers! Enjoy it and create something today!
Your Pals in Paper,
The G45 Family
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