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July 30, 2015

Faber Castell & Graphic 45 Blog Hop: Day 4

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It's Day 4 of the Blog Hop with Faber-Castell and in honor, we have 4 fabulous projects to share! Joanne Bain, Ginny Nemchak, Belly Lau, and Katie Zoey Ho have absolutely wonderful projects to share. The blog hop fun continues. Remember, the link to Faber-Castell's blog is at the end of this blog, so make sure to hop along!

First, Joanne shares one of her incredible layouts using Faber-Castell and Raining Cats & Dogs!

"I have had this photo of the kids with our precious little Angel yes that is our little dogs name, for years and have always turned away from scrapping it as it wasn’t the best photo. The photo really suited the papers from the Raining Cats and Dogs Collection so I couldn’t resist scrapping it." ~Joanne

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Joanne's Layout Video Tutorial


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Supply List

Raining Cats and Dogs Collection - #4500974 Cardstock Stickers, #4500972 Chipboard 2, #4500969 8x8 Paper Pad – Paper Used – Four Legged Friend, Raining Cats and Dogs 12x12 Patterned Papers - #4500957 Cats Meow, #4500961 Precious Pets, #4500964 Playful Pals, #4500965 Well Bred.
Faber Castell Materials Used:
Whipped Spackle, Gelatos – Cinnamon, Iced Chia & Iced Coffee.
Other – Dusty Attic Chipboard Frame & Title, Prima Finnibair Bubbles Stencil.

What a gorgeous canvas by Ginny who got to try her hand at something new for this blog hop - and what a stunning result!

"This was such a fun challenge for me. I’ve never used Gelatos before. It took a little getting used to...but once I did I used it on everything even the flowers and metal embellishments. The whipped Spackle was my favorite part..thankfully I had some stencils in my stash so I was able to add loads of background texture and interest as a base for the fussy cut paper images.  I think this little plaque is just dreamy with it’s soft muted colors and sweet children images. I’ll be using Gelatos on everything now..thanks for the inspiration to try something new!!! " ~Ginny

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Graphic 45 Faber Castell Blog Hop Project 1


Graphic 45 Faber Castell Blog Hop Project 1

Supply List

Graphic 45 Precious Memories~Precious Memories
Graphic 45 Precious Memories~Cutie Pie
Graphic 45 Precious Memories~Cherish
Graphic 45 Staples~Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keys
Graphic 45 Staples~Ornate Metal Label Holder
Faber Castell~Gel Medium
Faber Castell~ Whipped Spackle
Plaid~MOD PODGE-matte
Faber Castell Gelatos~Caramel
Faber Castell Gelatos~ Aqua Dolce
Faber Castell Gelatos~Coconut
Faber Castell Gelatos~Watermelon
Faber Castell Gelatos~Early Gray
Cricut Cartridge~Fancy Frames
Folk Art Satin Spray Laquer
Assorted Petaloo Flowers
Assorted Metal Charms
Tim Holtz Distress Ink~Gathered Twigs
Vintage Buttons
Lace
Particle Board Plaque
Stencils

We love gorgeous florals and beautiful colors, so this canvas by Belly is just fabulous!

"Bring a garden into your room by using beautiful Graphic 45 papers and Faber-Castell colors, you can choose whatever colors and theme you like, a serious of four seasons would be perfect, feeling fresh!"~Belly

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Check out How to Create a Canvas With Graphic45 and Faber-Castell by PL Li on Snapguide.  

Belly's Snapguide Tutorial


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Mixed Media Canvas - Faber-Castell Blog Hop - Graphic 45 - Belly Lau - 17 of 25


Mixed Media Canvas - Faber-Castell Blog Hop - Graphic 45 - Belly Lau - 17 of 25


Mixed Media Canvas - Faber-Castell Blog Hop - Graphic 45 - Belly Lau - 17 of 25


Mixed Media Canvas - Faber-Castell Blog Hop - Graphic 45 - Belly Lau - 17 of 25


Mixed Media Canvas - Faber-Castell Blog Hop - Graphic 45 - Belly Lau - 17 of 25


Mixed Media Canvas - Faber-Castell Blog Hop - Graphic 45 - Belly Lau - 17 of 25

Supply List

Raining Cats & Dogs Flowers:
Artisan Style Paper - Patterns of the Past #4501109
Mother Goose Paper - A Pocketful of Posies #4500749
Raining Cats & Dogs Paper - Precious Pets #4500961
Rare Oddities Paper - Brews and Potions #4501144
Rare Oddities Paper - Articles of Antiquity #4501147
Faber-Castell
Gel Medium
Whipped Sparkle
Gesso
Gelatos - various colors
PITT Big Brush - various colors
Others
Canvas 12”x16”
Water brush
Spray water bottle
Craft flower stamen

What an absolutely fun creation by Katie below. She uses Gilded Lily perfectly with Marie Antoinette's most famous quote! Read all below:

"'Qu'ils mangent de la brioche' - a traditional French translation of 'Let them eat cake' is a common attribution to Queen Marie Antoinette. While it’s not on record that this phrase was ever said by her, it has indeed become very popular for modern art as well as for tea parties. As random as I could be, this phrase hit a nerve of mine and decided to do up a wall display decor for this.

I created a creme de la creme texture background by using a mixture of the gelatos and whipped spackle. To give a subtle shimmering distress look, several shades of gold gelatos were applied around the edges and throughout the surfaces of the papers." ~Katie

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Supply List

Gilded Lily Papers (Creme de la Creme, Golden Age, Lavish Lifestyle, Tres Chic)
Wooden Ornate Wall Plaque
Alphabets Paper Mache (C, A, K, E)
Brass Fleur de Lis

May Arts Ribbons
Floral Crystals
Mulberry Lilies & Petite Flowers
Metallic Gold Fleur Dresden Borders

Petite Floral Stencil
Faber-Castell Gelatos (Pastel & Steampunk)
Faber-Castell Whipped Spackle
Faber-Castell Gel Medium
Gesso

Day 4 with tons more fun - head on over to Faber-Castell's blog to see more great ideas!

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Follow Faber-Castell on their Social Media!

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Twitter: http://twitter.com/DesignMemCraft 

Want to win Gilded LilyJust enter our giveaway below! Today's the last day, so make sure to take part! We'll announce the winner in tomorrow's blog on the last day of this fun hop.

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Thanks for joining us! We welcome our G45ers old and new. Have a great and crafty day!

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here

July 29, 2015

Faber Castell & Graphic 45 Blog Hop: Day 3

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It's Day 3 of our awesome Blog Hop with Faber-Castell! We are so excited to be hopping with this amazing company and their awesome designers. Today, Danielle Copley, Brit Sviggum, and Robin Shakoor have beautiful projects to share using Faber-Castell. The fun continues!

First, Danielle shares a gorgeous layout using Gilded Lily.

"This layout was a perfect way to “dip my toes” into the world of Mixed Media. I have always been fascinated with mixed media but intimidated by the gorgeous projects I have seen and the multitude of supplies that go into making one. This layout uses Faber Castell’s Whipped Spackle and Pastel Gelatos to add a touch of the mixed media world to my background design and with Graphic 45’s Gilded Lily, it was a great combination for trying something new!!

Tip #1: Find a project that inspires you and choose one or two new products or techniques from it that you admire and try them out!

Tip #2: I loved using the gelatos mixed with water and a paintbrush to color to some white mulberry paper flowers to coordinate with my project.

Tip #3: Added a little too much color to your project with gelatos or sprays? Tone it down by dry brushing on some gesso!" ~Danielle

Gilded Lily Double Photo Layout, Gilded Lily, by Danielle Copley, Product by Graphic 45

 

 

Danielle's Layout Tutorial


Gilded Lily Double Photo Layout, Gilded Lily, by Danielle Copley, Product by Graphic 45


Gilded Lily Double Photo Layout, Gilded Lily, by Danielle Copley, Product by Graphic 45

Supply List

Gilded Lily 12x12 sheets:
Golden Age
Crème de la Crème
Gilded Lily Pocket and Tags
Gilded Lily Decorative Chipboard
Graphic 45 Staples:
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keys
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key Holes
Faber Castell Pastel Gelatos: Guava and Caramel
Faber Castell Whipped Spackle and Gel Medium
Tim Holtz Gothic Stencil
Prima Resin Frame
Mulberry paper flowers
Wet Adhesive
Foam Dimensionals
Gesso

We love this canvas from Brit using Faber-Castell pastels and Raining Cats & Dogs!

Faber-Castell blog hop page by Brit using Raining Cats & Dogs #graphic45

Check out How to Make My Graphic45/Faber Castell AJ by Brit Sviggum on Snapguide.  

Brit's Snapguide Tutorial

 Supply List

Washi tape set #4500843
Cling stamps Home sweet home 2 #IC0333S
Cardstock stickers Raining cats & dogs #4500975
Paper:
Raining Cats & Dogs collection - Cat`s Meow #4500957
Raining Cats & Dogs collection - Well Bred #4500965
Color Box/ Graphic45 Antiquing Dye ink #41001 Photogenic
Supply Faber Castell:

Mix & Match Pastel pencils #770180
Gelatos Pastels #770168
Whipped spackle #770318
Gel Medium #770303
Others:
Gesso

Now, how about this amazing canvas by Robin? What a stunning project!

"I created a canvas using Faber-Castell Gelatos to create my background.  I began by adding gelatos to my canvas in the areas where I wanted to add color.  I then applied water to the Gelatos and rubbed in the color.  I added additional water to create a series of soft drips.  Once my background was created, I added loads of delicate layers to frame and accentuate my photo.

Tip:  Use mediums to create a one-of-a-kind background.  You can use stencils, fibers and various art mediums to add a special touch to your projects.  Try experimenting on plain cardstock and save your techniques to create a journal you can refer to for future projects." ~Robin

Faber-Castell Canvas, Precious Memories, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45


Faber-Castell Canvas, Precious Memories, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45


Faber-Castell Canvas, Precious Memories, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45


Faber-Castell Canvas, Precious Memories, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45

Supply List

Graphic 45 – Precious Memories – Baby’s Breath - 4501084

Graphic 45 – Precious Memories – Pat-A-Cake - 4501090

Graphic 45 – Precious Memories – Cherish - 4501086

Graphic 45 – Precious Memories – Precious Memories - 4501083

Graphic 45 – Precious Memories – Tags and Pockets - 4501094

Graphic 45 – Precious Memories – Decorative Chipboard – 4501095

Graphic 45 – Precious Memories – Stickers – 4501097
Graphic 45 – Staples - Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key Holes – 4500840

Other Supplies and Tools
Faber Castell – Gelatos – Melon, Metallic Blueberry
Martha Stewart Crafts – Small Butterfly Punch
Recollections – Pearls, Flowers
Prima – Resin
Butterfly
Dies:  Spellbinders, Memory Box
Ribbon – Blue Satin

The fun doesn't stop here- hop on over to the Faber-Castell blog for more great inspiration!

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Follow Faber-Castell on their Social Media!

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Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/designmemcraft/

Instagram: https://instagram.com/design_memory_craft/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/DesignMemCraft

We have a great giveaway in honor of the blog hop this week! Take part below:

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Thanks for hopping along! See you tomorrow for more great ideas.

The G45 Family

Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here

July 28, 2015

Faber Castell & Graphic 45 Blog Hop: Day 2

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 It's Day 2 of our fabulous blog hop with Faber-Castell! Did you enjoy hopping yesterday? To our new visitors, welcome! We are so glad you hopped on over to our blog. So much inspiration awaits today - Tanya Dudkina, Donna Espiritu, and Lori Williams have it in spades. Enjoy these beautiful projects and stay until the end to hop on over to Faber-Castell's blog!

First, we have this amazing, textured layout by Tanya using Artisan Style and Faber-Castell gelatos! So gorgeous!

"Hi! I created a layout with my favorite tip. It’s really easy - I applied a bit of white gesso on one part of my layout, let it dry and then I chose my favorite Artisan Style stamp to make nice background. Now you can use your gelatos by Faber Castell to color your stamp just over the layer of gesso. Do you like this effect? I think it looks pretty original with this gorgeous paper! I also applied amazing Faber Castell whipped spackle and I love how it works with my embellishments." ~Tanya

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Supply List

Graphic 45 - Artisan Style 12x12 Pad
Graphic 45 - Artisan Style Decorative Chipboard
Graphic 45 - Artisan Style Ephemera Cards
Graphic 45 - Cling Stamp G45 Artisan Style 3
Graphic 45 - Artist Trading Tags-Black
Graphic 45 - Door Knockers
Graphic 45 - Antique Metal Door Pull
Faber Castell supplies:
Faber Castell - Gelatos® Colors 15 ct: METALLICS
Faber Castell - Steampunk Gelatos
Faber Castell - Whipped Spackle
Other supplies: various chipboards, Prima Marketing butterflies resins, Prima Marketing say it in crystals, Prima Marketing doily die, Magnolia leaves die, trims.

Now, Donna has the most precious canvas to share. Take it away, Donna:

"I created the background by using a stencil and whipped spackle. Once dry, I rubbed a bit of gelato to the surface and misted some water for easy blending. I used my heat gun to help reduce drying time. Then I rubbed another color of gelato (from the steampunk set) to the raised areas to make it pop even more. I fussy cut lots of beautiful images from the papers of the Gilded lily collection and arranged it around my photo. I also used a stamp from the Precious memories collection for my title and around the photo as border." ~Donna

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Supply List

G45 Gilded lily 12x12, 6x6 papers
G45 Gilded lily chipboard
G45 Precious memories stamps
Colorbox ink
Faber Castell whipped spackle
Faber Castell gel medium
Faber Castell gelatos (brights and steampunk)
Scrapbook adhesive double sided tape, 3D foam tape
UHU adhesive
The Crafter's Companion stencil
lace and trims, pearl string, rhinestons, thread,

Lori shares how to make a beautiful altered box with stunning textured flowers using Faber-Castell. Enjoy her tutorial below!

"I love perusing through thrift stores and finding things that can be updated to make new and fun creations.  This is a box I picked up and adorned it with the Gilded Lily collection and it’s quite stunning now.  I made these beautiful flowers using Faber Castell’s gelatos and gesso and even created a tutorial so you can recreate them yourselves.  The box certainly looks regal with pearls, rhinestones, shimmer and lots of fussy cutting.  Now the trick is to figure out where to display this beauty. " ~Lori

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Check out How to Create Shimmer Flowers W/ Faber Castell & G45 by Lori Williams on Snapguide.  

Lori's Snapguide Tutorial


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Box with Gilded Lily by Lori Williams Product Graphic 45 photo 1_edited-1

Supply List

Graphic 45
12 x 12 Gilded Lily
Versailles
Gilded Lily
Gilded Lily Chipboard 2
8 x 8 Gilded Lily
Royal Gardens
Gilded Lily Patterns and Solids
 6 x 6 Patterns and Solids : Rare Oddities
Graphic 45 Staples
Antique Brass Claw Feet
Faber Castell Products
Gelatos : Iced pear, metallic Blueberry, Ice Rose, Metallic Grape
Gesso
Pitt Artist Pen/White
Other Products Used:
Upcycled Box
Pearl Brads
Crafters Companion Embossing Folder
Pearl Strip
Rhinestone Strip
Foam Tape
Zip Dries Glue
Tattered Floral Sizzix Die
Decorative Blossom Corner Heartfelt Die

 Now, keep the fun going by heading on over to the Faber-Castell blog. Have a great time hopping, everyone!

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Hop on Over to Faber-Castell's Blog for the rest of the Hop!

Follow Faber-Castell on their Social Media!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesignMemoryCraft

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/designmemcraft/

Instagram: https://instagram.com/design_memory_craft/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/DesignMemCraft

Don't forget the fabulous giveaway we have going on this week during our blog hop. Enter below to win Gilded Lily!

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Thanks for joining us and have a wonderful day!

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here

July 27, 2015

Faber Castell & Graphic 45 Blog Hop: Day 1

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It's the first day of our amazing blog hop with Faber-Castell! We are so excited to be hopping with this fabulous company. They are so wonderful and make incredible products. We have two great ideas to kick off the hop from the fabulous Arlene Cuevas and Tati Scrap! Enjoy this blog hop and stay until the end to hop with Faber-Castell. 

Faber-Castell & Graphic 45 Blog Hop July 27th-July 31, 2015! Join the fun! #graphic45

First, enjoy this gorgeous layout from Arlene! She has a great video tutorial below as well. So gorgeous!

"This is my all time favorite photo of my beautiful baby niece Jaelyn. I never get tired of creating with her as my inspiration. I created the background of this layout using Faber-Castell Gelatos and Whipped Spackle. So fun to play with! The Once Upon a Springtime papers were a JOY to create with. I love all the flowers and fairies and whimsical images. Be sure to check out my video tutorial where I show you how I created this page. I hope you give one of these layouts with mixed media background a try for yourself. If you do, be sure to share it on the Graphic 45 Facebook page! We’d love to see it!

TIP: Gesso your surface before working with Gelatos. This will ensure you get a smooth blend after your spritz the medium with water." ~Arlene

Once Upon a Springtime layout by Arlene using Faber-Castell and Graphic 45

 

Arlene's Video Tutorial


Once Upon a Springtime layout by Arlene using Faber-Castell and Graphic 45


Once Upon a Springtime layout by Arlene using Faber-Castell and Graphic 45


Once Upon a Springtime layout by Arlene using Faber-Castell and Graphic 45


Once Upon a Springtime layout by Arlene using Faber-Castell and Graphic 45


Once Upon a Springtime layout by Arlene using Faber-Castell and Graphic 45


Once Upon a Springtime layout by Arlene using Faber-Castell and Graphic 45

Supply List

Once Upon A Springtime Deluxe Collector’s Edition
Staples: Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keyhole, Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key
Faber-Castell Gelatos: Caramel, Guava, Kiwi and Coconut
Faber-Castell Whipped Spackle
MFT Small Brick Wall stencil
Prima “splatter” stamp
Ranger Archival Ink
Strathmore Heavy Watercolor paper
Prima resin frame
Prima metal embellishments
Petaloo Flower
I Am Roses Flowers
Wild Orchid Craft sprigs
La La Land Crafts Cherry Blossom die
Twine
Sequins
Glossy Accents
E6000
Scor Tape

Tati Scrap shares a stunning canvas using Faber-Castell gelatos and Home Sweet HomeLove this!

"I have colored this canvas with Faber Castell Gelatos and decorated it with the fantastic“Home Sweet Home” Graphic 45 papers.

A beautiful idea to decor your kitchen wall......Things you can do to make your home look so much better!!" ~Tati Scrap

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Supply List

Home Sweet Home 8x8
Garden Fresh

Cling Stamp G45 Home Sweet Home 2

One card of the :Mixed Media 5x5 Box-Ivory

Faber Castell Gelatos
White cardstock

The fun doesn't stop here! Hop on over to the Faber-Castell blog for more beautiful projects. The inspiration doesn't end!

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Hop on Over to Faber-Castell's Blog for the rest of the Hop!

Follow Faber-Castell on their Social Media!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesignMemoryCraft

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/designmemcraft/

Instagram: https://instagram.com/design_memory_craft/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/DesignMemCraft

We also have a great prize pack for this week. Just enter below to win this beautiful Gilded Lily prize pack this week.

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Thanks for hopping with us today, G45ers and Faber-Castell hoppers. It's going to be a great week! Tomorrow, there will be more blog hop fun.

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here 

July 20, 2015

Graphic 45 Sneak Peeks Day Four: Mon Amour

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It's Monday and time to return to the joy that is Sneak Peeks! We had some great shares over the weekend, and now we get to share the beautiful Mon Amour collection with you. Today, we will look at the great embellishments in this collection. It is just so gorgeous and we have a beautiful project idea and tutorial from Gloria Stengel to close the blog today. So much fun!

First, let's find out who won the Deluxe Collector's Editions Sneak Peek prize packs Friday! Our randomly chosen winners are....

From the blog:

-Ron Gutman: I've been wanting these two for quite some time but they have been so difficult to locate. So happy to see there availability once again. My imagination is going into overdrive with creative ideas!

-Patricia Huber: I adore Botanicabella! So would like to win this collection. sigh

From Facebook:

-Michelle Nettleton: Thank You Graphic 45 for releasing the Steampunk Debutant Collectors Edition. Can't hardly wait till it is in my store. Big Grins

-Pamela Plencner: Absolutely love the Botanicabella collection. The color combinations are fantastic. And who could not love the Steampunk Debutante collection. Is there anything better than steampunk?!?!?

Congratulations, winners! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. To win four more $35 prize packs tomorrow filled with a Mon Amour 8x8 Paper Pad, Decorative and Journaling Chipboard, Journaling & Ephemera Cards, and a 6x6 Patterns & Solids Paper Pad, just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page. Have fun! 

Let's take a first look at Mon Amour!

"Say “je t'aime” to our brand new collection Mon Amour from Graphic 45! This magnifique collection is filled with romance. Enjoy the picturesque couples, dreamy florals, and delicate script of this ravishing collection. You’ll fall in love with the rich pinks, creamy browns, and passionate creams of Mon Amour. This set will include 8 gorgeous new double-sided paper designs, 12x12 , 8x8  and 6x6 paper pads, coordinating die-cuts, 3 cling stamp set and a sticker sheet. Give into your creative infatuation with this gorgeous new collection!"

Mon Amour Cardstock Stickers

Mon Amour Cardstock Stickers! This new collection will be in stores in late August 2015 #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Mon Amour Decorative Chipboard

Mon Amour Decorative Chipboard - This new collection will be in stores in late August 2015 #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Mon Amour Journaling Chipboard

Mon Amour Journaling Chipboard - This new collection will be in stores in late August 2015 #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Mon Amour Cardstock Tags & Pockets

Mon Amour Cardstock Tags & Pockets - This new collection will be in stores in late August 2015 #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Mon Amour Journaling & Ephemera Cards

Mon Amour Journaling & Ephemera Cards - This new collection will be in stores in late August 2015 #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Mon Amour Cling Stamps

Mon Amour Hampton Art Cling Stamps - This new collection will be in stores in late August 2015 #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

 

Now, Gloria takes us through a great tour of her beautiful Mon Amour ATC Book Box and ATC tags. Try her great tutorial!

"Artist Trading Cards have been around the craft world for decades, but the Graphic 45 ATC Book box and tags take this medium to a new level. I created this adorable ATC box, suitable for a bride-to-be, from the Mon Amour Collection. The ATC tags are blank on the back, enabling bridal shower guests to write a note to the bride. The book makes a fun centerpiece for any party table!

 
Project Instructions:

 

 

1. Use the Graphic 45 ivory ATC Book Box for the project base. Trim Mon Amour papers to cover all surfaces of the box. The sample uses: Signature Sheet reverse for the front, spine, and back of the box, and Heart's Desire for the edges of the box.

 

2. To decorate the front, trim out the image from the Signature Sheet and mat with black cardstock. Attach the image to the box with foam adhesive. Trim out the "Mon Amour" sentiment from the Signature Sheet and attach it to the lower left corner of the main image with foam adhesive.

 

 

3. Fussy cut a second butterfly from Precious One paper and lightly ink the edges. Glue the butterfly to the sentiment, bending the wings up. Glue a small pearl to the center of the butterfly. Glue paper flowers to the upper right corner of the box.

 

 

4. Decorate the spine of the box by cutting the image from My Beloved paper and attaching it to the box with foam adhesive. Glue two small Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keys to the lower left corner of the image. Add a bow of ivory twine to the top of the keys. Fussy cut the sentiment from One and Only paper and attach it to the top of the spine with foam adhesive.



 

5. Add a Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key Hole to the right side of the box. Glue two pearls to the key hole.

 

 

6. The back of the box is plain, simply covered with paper.

 

 

7. Decorate the top of the box by gluing a Shabby Chic Door Pull to the lower center of the box top, creating a sconce. Fill the door pull with flowers. Add a curled strip of heart border cut from One and Only paper, as shown.

 

 

8. Cover the inside flaps of the box with True Love paper. Cover the inside box with Forever Mine and True Love paper.

 

9. After adding paper to the inside of the box, decorate the left flap with the journaling block cut from My Beloved paper.

 

 

10. Decorate six ivory Artist Trading Tags (instructions to follow) and tuck the tag book into the box.

 

 

11.  Decorate the front of each tag and hook them together with the provided ivory ring. Use the reverse of the tags to add journaling or small photos.

 

 

12. Cover Tag 1 with Dearest Darling paper, using a 5/8" circle punch to punch out the hole for the grommet. Glue pre-made flowers to the center of the tag. Add a fussy cut butterfly, cut from My Beloved paper, to the flowers. Glue a pearl to the center of the butterfly. Trim the sentiment from One and Only paper and attach it to the upper right of the tag. Add a red mini clothespin.

 

 

13. For Tag 2, trim Signature Sheet reverse paper to 2 1/4" x 2 1/2" and attach to the center of the tag. Add border strips cut from One and Only paper to the top and bottom of the tag. Fussy cut a flower and leaves from Dearest Darling paper and attach to the tag with foam adhesive. Add three sequins to the left side of the tag.

 

 

14. Cover Tag 3 with True Love paper, using a 5/8" circle punch to punch out the hole for the grommet. Cut the image from My Beloved paper and attach to the tag with foam adhesive. Use a 1" circle punch to trim out the sentiment from One and Only paper and tuck behind the image. Glue two Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keys to the right side of the tag and top them with a bow of black twine. Add a curled strip of heart border cut from One and Only paper, as shown.



 

15. Cover Tag 4 with Dearest Darling paper, using a 5/8" circle punch to punch out the hole for the grommet. Cut the sentiment block from Forever Mine paper and attach to the tag with foam adhesive. Glue a wire pin and two flowers to the lower left corner of the tag. Add a ivory twine bow and a pearl to the upper right corner of the of the sentiment block.

 



16. Cover Tag 5 with a journaling block cut from One and Only paper. Do not punch out the hole for the grommet, simply make a small hole for the binding ring to fit through. Use distress ink to color the rose. Fussy cut a butterfly from Precious One paper and attach it to the tag to create dimension. Glue a bingo number over the number "2" on the tag.

 



17. Cover Tag 6 with Precious One paper, using a 5/8" circle punch to punch out the hole for the grommet. Use foam adhesive to attach the image cut from Forever Mine paper. Add the journaling block and border sentiment cut from One and Only paper. Attach a pink mini clothespin to the upper left of the tag. Glue a mini pie tin to the clothespin. Glue a pink rose to the pie tin.

 

 

18. Tuck your tag mini into the box.

Thanks for joining me!" ~Gloria

Amazing project and amazing embellishments and stamps! Thanks for joining us for Sneak Peeks, and don't forget to enter to win Mon Amour today!

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family