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June 01, 2012

Blossoming Creativity With Little Darlings!

Hello G45ers,

Happy Friday to you all! TGIF! We are so pleased you are joining us today. We have some wonderful craft delights to share with you! Today's blog is extra adorable. We're featuring wonderful projects by Gloria Stengel and Kristin Wilson that highlight our precious Little Darlings collection! Both of these pieces are fantastic examples of altered art. Get ready to fall in love! Plus we have some winners to announce for this week's blog prize! Inspiration and prizes in one blog post! Wow! That's how we like to get ready for the weekend here at Graphic 45! So lets start off with this week's blog prize winner announcements. Chosen at random from this week's blog and Facebook comments, our winners are...

From our blog:

-Barbara Johnson: "Oh I'm excited about these fabrics!!! I just made two quilted handbags that I love!! I can't wait to make one in tropical travelogue!!! I've been sewing a lot lately. Made pajama pants for my husband too!! He'll love the fishes for pajama pants!!! I can't wait to find these!! Thanks graphic 45!!! You're AWESOME!!!"

From Facebook:

-Georgina Hindmarsh: "These fabrics are fantastic. Would love to make a quilt for a child with these."

Congratulations! Will our winners please email us with your shipping information at [email protected] to claim your prize! Hooray!

And now it's time for some wonderful craft inspiration! This first gorgeous piece was created by Gloria Stengel using Little Darlings and the Graphic 45 Metal Film Canister. This stunning piece of home decor is so sweetly charming and lavishly feminine. The fabulous ribbons, pretty embellishments and gorgeous patterned papers are so captivating! This is the kind of craft that is so much fun to create and also makes a perfect gift! Simply gorgeous!

"I turned the Graphic 45 Metal Film Canister into wall decor, or it could be used as a door hanger. This would be very cute to hang either on your front door to warn that "baby is napping" or to use as decor for the baby's room." -Gloria Stengel







Supply List:
Graphic 45 Supplies:
Graphic 45 papers:
Little Darlings: New Arrival, Bundle of Joy, Rock-A-Bye Baby, Peek-A-Boo, Precious Posey
Graphic 45 Staples: Metal Film Canister
Clearsnap: Colorbox Decades Antiquing Ink Venetian Lace
Maya Road: trinket pins
Prima: flower stems
American Crafts: rose ribbon trim
Really Reasonable Ribbon: satin ribbon
Craft supply: lace trim, glitter bird
Vintage items: pink buttons, pins
Adhesive: Glue Dots adhesive dots; Beacon Adhesives Fabri-tac glue; hot glue; white glue

Next up is this incredible altered mailbox by Kristin Wilson. This piece also features Little Darlings and lots of brilliant embellishments! This is another wonderful example of a piece that is such fun to create! You can really let your imagination run wild with altered art! It is great to take your time with with a piece like this; combining paper patterns to find just the right combination, playing with embellishments, experimenting with different ribbons. The creative bliss truly radiates off this fabulous piece! Much like Gloria's wall hanging, this precious creation by Kristin would look amazing in a child's room or as a gift!








Graphic 45: Little Darlings Collection, Metal Brad
Stampin Up!: Dimentionals, Ribbon, Punches
Accessories: Flower, Pearls: Craft Store; Buttons, Twine: Papertray Ink; Leaf Punch: Martha Stewart; Liquid Pearls: Ranger


  • Blue can work for a baby girl too when paired with pink and cream.
  • When adding twine to a button use longer strands for a whimsical and wispy feel.

We hope you all had a wonderful time today. We are so glad you stopped by our blog. We will have more lovely crafts to share with you on Monday as well as a new blog contest! We hope you'll stop by and see us! Huge thanks to Gloria and Kristin for their stunning work today! We wish you all a fabulous day and a fun weekend!

Your Pals in Paper,

Team Graphic 45


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Those are so darling! They take bits and pieces of lace and such to help use up items thrown in the scrap barrel.

Love, love them. The Little Darlins collection is one of my favorites.

two more gorgeous projects! Makes me wish I had more babies in my life... well maybe not! Love the lace on the edge and the pink on the film canister and the mailbox is such a cute idea...such detail!

congrats to the winners and love love love love today's projects!! Just GORGEOUS!!!

So gorgeous! I love that Little Darlings paper collection!

Both pieces are so beautiful. I am so amazed how much talent people have for altered art. Truly and inspiration!

Gorgeous designs. Definitely gift quality.
Have to get that paper!!

Just beautiful!

OH - MY - WORD ! ! ! ! ! ! The post box is so adorable!

Congrats to the winner this week. Beautiful projects, can't wait to start on my organizer today.

Such pretty projects!
Congrats to the winners.

Makes me wish I had grandchildren to craft for, but my sons have said that is not in their immediate foreseeable future. And I just can't craft baby things to sell...too personal.

such wonderful projects, thanks for sharing everything. I need to get more papers and get started!

Félicitation aux gagnants !!! bravo pour ces projets merveilleux quelle créativité !

All of these cute Little Darlings projects make me want to change my daughter's bedroom decorations.

Such cute projects!!!

I have just stumbled upon your blog and I'm already adoring all the projects... this is right up my alley!

Three words; Adorable, adorable, adoradble !!!

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Absolutely "Darling". Wish I could have another baby so I could use those in the nursery...........lanna

Wow. Beautiful and so "Darling". Love them!

Gorgeous projects!!! My best friend is having her first grand baby so I now can use that beautiful paper!!! And I'm making a little quilt for the baby too. I'll use some of the fabric I just won in it!!! Thanks so much for the awesome prize of that fabric!!! You are the BEST!!!

The canister is just beautiful...what a special way for a keepsake or gift...will have to make one of those...and the ribbon is so beautiful....got get that too....
The mail box is such a sweet and beautiful keepsake too...would be so adorable in a baby room.....thank you all for the inspiration.....truly inspirational...

Congratulations to this week's winners. The projects are really pretty. Both would make beautiful gifts.

Beautiful stuffs. Really adorable designs as well as the color was definitely perfect.

I love the mailbox! So beautiful!!

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So elegant and beautiful.

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Les deux pièces sont si belles. Je suis tellement étonné de constater combien les gens ont du talent pour l'art altéré. Vraiment et d'inspiration!

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Love all the Little Darling-projects in the various Blogs of the past weeks! I often print out the design teams Projects and keep the prints near my scrap-corner for instant inspiration whenever I find time to do some scrapping myself. This G45 Blog is fabulous.

Such a very cute design. I'm sure everyone who will see this will say the same thing. Best day?

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I agree that this metal film canister could also be used in door hanger. This idea is so cool and can be used for a long time.

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merci pour c'est merveilles
bonne continuation

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