Get great ideas with our Tag Staples this Monday! Einat Kessler and Magda Cortez share creative and awesome ideas today using the amazing Olde Curiosity Shoppe (our Deluxe Collector's Edition hits stores very soon!) and Magda has incredible non-traditional Spring tags with wonderful sentiments! Take a look at this great interactive tag album by Einat:
"I’ve wanted to create an interactive mini album from these tags from the moment I saw them. But only when Olde Curiosity Shoppe paper collection came back I felt ready. This is the perfect collection for this type of mini album. There are so many images and details to fussy cut into embellishments and interactive mechanisms that fit the tags size exactly." ~Einat
Tip #1: Use dimensional foam tape to make the images pop out of the page. Cut two or three identical images and layer them with the tape.
Tip #2: Each G45 has a words page that is great for adding text. Change the order of the words or even the letters to create your own words and quotes.
We love these "Friends" and "XOXO" Spring tags from Magda! Check out her great process tutorial video below and make your own:
"Hi All.. I want to show you this beautiful tags I did .. and as I said.. Non Traditional Spring Tags.. why non traditional? Well.. Why always Spring has to be pastels? I love work with black so I decided to make my spring project in black oranges and greens.. also I fussy cut the edges of the Cardstock Die Cut Flowers and I love the dimension they give to the tags.. a lovely seam binding and voila! A Spring Tag.. what to you think.. Traditional pastel or Crazy Magda’s Spring tags?
This week we are giving away an amazing prize pack filled with our retired collection A Proper Gentleman! Also, it has some great Tag Staples and Stamped Metal Brads. Who wants to win? Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to take part! This is a super fun prize pack, so make sure to enter today!
Today, we have an extra special blog in store for you. Did you know you can make beautiful jewelry with Graphic 45? The possibilities are endless! Joanne Bain and Katelyn Grosart give stunning jewelry ideas with Graphic 45 Staples, papers, and chipboard. How fun is this? Let's take a look at a breathtaking Steampunk necklace from Joanne:
"To create my steampunk pendant I used the larger Graphic 45 Metal Clock Keys as the base and then added other smaller metal cogs and flowers. To create more interest on the pendant I layered in more of the smaller Graphic 45 Ornate Keys and then added some of the screws that normally would screw into the back of the graphic 45 Door Knockers for added interest. Once dry I painted the entire pendant with Finnabair Ancient Coin Metallic Paint, I added some Finnabair Light Patina Metallic Paint highlights and then dry brushed again with Ancient Coin paint." ~Joanne
Who doesn't love a chunky bracelet? Katelyn uses Communique, our Metal Staples, and chipboard to make a stunning statement piece!
"Have you ever thought of using your scrapbooking supplies in another craft, such as making jewelry? Some of us were challenged to create a jewelry piece using the Staples and or paper from Graphic 45. So today I’ve created a fabulous Vintage Chunky Bracelet using a variety of Staples and the Communique Deluxe Collectors Edition. You’ll want to read the tutorial below and learn how to recreate your own Vintage Chunky Bracelet at home." ~Katelyn
Happy Valentine's Day to our amazing G45ers! We are so thankful for you and hope your day is full of LOVE! We have 3 incredible projects to share with you today to celebrate this fun holiday. Kathy Clement, Maggi Harding, and Clare Charvill have love-themed ideas to inspire your day! First, let's kick it off with inspiration from Kathy:
"How do you spell LOVE? I used cute Graphic 45 Red Alphabet Banner Tags to spell it out on a fun and festive Butterfly Kisses Banner for Valentine’s Day. The good news is, this is a super quick and easy project to make. Just string the tags onto the ribbon that comes in the box, add a few fussy cut butterflies, chipboard tags and borders from the fabulous Nature Sketchbook collection and you are nearly done. I’ll show you just how simple it is to make in the Snapguide Tutorial below." ~Kathy
Spread love and sweets with this great project from Maggi!
"Graphic 45's Alpha Banners are really fun to work with and there are a lot of things you can do with them. I 've used them for cards, tags, banners and even on layouts. Today I have a Love Candy Bucket to share with you.
To make the banners:
I used the ATC size banners and first glued them onto wooden skewers. Then I cut a 2.5" x 3" rectangle to go on the back of the tag. I adhered the rectangle with foam tape that is the same thickness as my skewer and that way it creates a dimensional and shadow effect for the letters. That looks cool right? Tie a fun ribbon to the tag and decorate with flowers, fussy cuts and chippies.
For the bucket:
I cut a 3" styrofoam ball in half and glued the two halves to the bottom of the bucket. That gave me something to hold my banners. On the outside I added a felt heart and daisy trim along with a pretty organza ribbon. I cut a little piece from design paper and glue under the ribbon and added a couple flowers. It is simple, but pretty, and I wanted the banners to take center stage.
Now stab your banner skewers into the styrofoam and fill the bucket with chocolates! It's a great centerpiece or gift for friends, neighbors, teachers or your sweetie. You can easily do something like this with any kind of container." ~Maggi
Other Supplies: Galvanized tin bucket Wooden skewers Petaloo Darjeeling Mini Daisy x 7 White organza ribbon Green Felt trim McGill small Retro Flower punch McGill Floriano flower punch Foam tape
Clare shares a gorgeous album and altered box perfect for the special day!
"For this vintage Valentine Album in a case I used a mix 8 x 8 and 12 x 12 papers from Sweet Sentiments, Place in Time Deluxe Collectors Edition, Nature Sketchbook, Time to Flourish and French Country collections. I love creating across the collections to make totally unique projects and it's a great way to combine your left over papers into new projects too. This little album would make a great keepsake or Birthday book for someone special." ~Clare
Four 12 x 12 February Cut Apart x 3 Time to Flourish
One 12 x 12 Grandeur from French Country
Chipboard for album covers
Black card for covers and pages
3 meters 6mm rose red ribbon
tacky glue and glossy accents
It’s Valentine’s week! In honor of this holiday, we want to spread some crafty love. This week we are giving away a big prize pack full of $85 worth of Place in Time, our Deluxe Collector’s Edition, and a 12x12 of our beloved Home Sweet Home! Also, it has some super awesome Staples. Who wants to win? Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to take part! This is a super fun prize pack, so make sure to enter today!
We love the beautiful and luscious Nature Sketchbook collection. Our designers are making incredible projects with this collection. Today, Pam Bray shares a brilliant birdhouse. Then, Ambassador Clare Charvill shares a great album and video tour. First, let's take a look at Pam's awesome birdhouse!
“I love the change of seasons but at times during the winter months I am so ready for spring. Spring means the return of bluebirds! We have bluebirds that move into the same birdhouse now for 12 years! They come build their nest, lay their eggs and show their babies how to fly. When I seen the Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook collection I knew it would make a fabulous birdhouse home décor project and couldn’t wait to create one.” ~Pam
Now, Clare shares a most beautiful album! Take a look:
"Nature Sketchbook is such a beautiful collection to work with it was hard to chose which papers to work together through the pages. I've combined 12 x 12 papers, 12 x 12 Patterns and Solids, Journaling and Decorative Chipboard pieces, Stickers, Ephemera cards and pockets and tags to create a very interactive album to hold those treasured photos of special moments. A simple ribbon closure holds everything together. " ~Clare
It’s Valentine’s week! In honor of this holiday, we want to spread some crafty love. This week we are giving away a big prize pack full of $85 worth of Place in Time, our Deluxe Collector’s Edition, and a 12x12 of our beloved Home Sweet Home! Also, it has some super awesome Staples. Who wants to win? Just comment here on the blog or on ourFacebook page to take part! This is a super fun prize pack, so make sure to enter today!