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March 19, 2013

Imaginative Ideas With French Country


Welcome G45ers!

Get ready to add some color and inspiration to your day! We've got three gorgeous French Country creations on today's blog that are sure to dazzle you! There is such a diverse array of stunning saturated colors and elegant designs in French Country. It has everything you need to create the perfect card, layout, altered art piece or any other craft you can imagine! Today we will share a fabulous 10-minute card by Kristin Wilson, a darling layout by Tara Orr and a marvelous altered box by Alberto Juarez! Each of these unique crafts will open up a wealth of ideas for how to create with French Country! Are you ready for some fun, G45ers?! Lets get to it!

First up is this wonderfully elegant 10-minute card by Kristin Wilson. Using some easy paper layering, inking and pretty ribbons and chipboard embellishments, Kristin created this lovely all-occasions card! This card has so much charm and sophistication and it took almost no time at all! Try creating one for yourself using your favorite Graphic 45 papers and Staples!




Graphic 45: French Country Collection 6x6 Papers, Double-Sided Cardstock, Chipboard 1, Cardstock Stickers
Stampin Up!: Cardstock, Ribbon, Stamp
Papertrey Ink: Twine

Next up is another super clever and beautiful French Country creation! Here is a magnificent layout by Tara Orr. Just look at all of those incredible layers! Layering your French Country papers can add so much beauty to any LO! You can also see some superb uses of the French Country Cardstock Flowers in this darling creation! Paper distressing also helps add even more vintage charm! Here is what Tara had to say about this fun and fabulous work of art!

"LOVE the vintage feel of this collection.  I added a heap of layers to create dimension and stuck with a more monochromatic colour scheme.  The flowers are sooo beautiful when layered!" -Tara Orr






French Country Cardstock Die Cuts
Metal Hinges

Last but not least is this stunning altered French Country box by Alberto Jarez. Altered boxes are always such a joy to create! This box opens to reveal a treasure trove of French Country Chipboards, Banners, Tags & Pockets and other Graphic 45 Staples products! This inventive creation would make a wonderful gift or piece of home decor! Get inspired by Alberto's joyful creation! Think about what kind of altered art piece you'd like to create with French Country!
Alberto Juarez graphic45 french country box 1
Alberto Juarez graphic45 french country box 2
Alberto Juarez graphic45 french country box 3

Alberto Juarez graphic45 french country box 4
Alberto Juarez graphic45 french country box 5
Alberto Juarez graphic45 french country box 6


We hope you all enjoyed today's fun variety of French Country crafts! The sky is the limit when you let your imagination run wild with Graphic 45 papers! We want to thank Kristin Wilson, Tara Orr and Alberto Juarez for their amazing work today! We hope their crafts helped inspire you to create your own card, layout, altered art piece and more with French Country! We hope you'll stop by and see us tomorrow as we bring you more inspiration and fun ideas for amazing crafts! We wish you all a very happy day!

With Love and Pretty Paper,

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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French Country looks to be yet another stunner from Graphic 45. Thanks so much to Kristin, Tara and Alberto for their fantastic creativity.

That layout is outstanding! I love the photo!

Tara Orr goodness. WOW! If only I could layer like you do. You are such an inspiration to me. 10 minute cards are always hard for me since I want to do more more more but lovely as always Kristin. Alberto such a cute and lovely box.

Beautiful projects. :-)


Wonderful projects today, as usual. Thanks G-45!

so hard to believe the first card took only 10 minutes to complete! love all of the wonderful projects! :)

These are all soooooooo gorgeous!! WOW WOW WOW!!!!

I have breakfast with you every morning and so enjoy the wonderful projects you feature!

Great projects! Love all the layering on Tara's layout.

how do you get the ideas they are just so lovely

Fun Ideas! I like the tag with the Queen Bee!

That box is very cool. Love the professionalism of it all.

All so beautiful!

Very nice. I would like to see some examples for St. Patrick's Day. Lots of photos to use.

I love them all, but I like the box the best. Beautiful work as always.

Love French Country Collection and the ten minute card is great!

Great ideas and inspiration shared today - especially love the layout colour scheme!

... just luvin the projects made today.. and cant wait for the G45 fabrics to come out.. A Must..

Sigh...so wonderful...

I love "French Country" - thanks so much for sharing these projects with us.

Great projects! Really liking the French Counntry Collection!

Todays projects are amazing!! I LOVE French Country!!

Wow!! So much inspiration today!! :)

love this paper! love the inspiration! LOVE Tara Orr .. anything she does ;) Great projects today thank you for sharing!

Awesome projects! I Love the layout! It is so beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing!!

Layers of inspiration! Thank you!

Zippiddy Doo Dah Day!

Wow. Amazing projects. Tara really knows how to layer layer and I love it. The box is very creative and the card is one you can use for so many occasions. Another inspiring Graphic 45 day!!

Beautiful projects, TFS

Beautiful projects. :-)

Fabulous projects again today - all so different but equally lovely!

Wow, I love all these spectacular creations. Will be certain to try them out!

These projects are awesome! Love the layered flowers and can't wait to do that with my G45 flowers!

Beautiful projects! Love the altered box! Thanks for sharing!!

Awesome projects today. I have to say French Country is one of my all time faves. I have created several things with it myself. Today was a mini album using the G45 Large Tag Album plus some cardstock die-cuts. What fun I had!

Beautiful projects, fantastic inspiration,thank you.

Wowee, each one of these projects is so gorgeously layered! Beautiful work!

What an inspiration! Three beautiful projects. Thank you

Simple is often better than too much decoration. Love the 10 minute card and the box with the butterflies.

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