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August 29, 2013

Lovable Ideas With Mother Goose

Clare Charvill Mother Goose Large Tag Staple Pic 2

Hello G45ers,

Get ready to bring some color and cheer to your day! We're bringing you some heartwarming inspiration for our fabulous new Mother Goose collection! There are so many great ideas on today's blog. You're sure to find the perfect craft to inspire you! First you'll see a beautiful altered tray by Romy Veul. Then Rhea Freitag will share her gorgeous altered matchbook box creation. Then we've got an adorable tag and tutorial by Clare Charvill! You're going to fall in love with this sweet and vibrant new collection. So lets get started!

Just a quick reminder about this week's blog contest! You could win a Mother Goose and Typography 8x8 paper pad, Stickers, Chipboard Die-Cuts, Mother Goose Banners, Typography Tags & Pockets, Large Tag Album Staples and Metal Brad Staples! That's a $60 value! Just leave us a blog or Facebook comment today for your chance to win! A random winner will be announced on tomorrow's blog so stay tuned!

Graphic 45 Typography Mother Goose prize

We begin today's Mother Goose extravaganza with this fun video starring Charee Filimoehala of the Graphic 45 family! She is going to take you on a tour of this gorgeous new collection. You're going to love all the dazzling new designs and colors of Mother Goose. Take it away, Charee!



Today's first fabulous idea comes from Romy! She took an old tray and turned it into a brilliant piece of home decor with Mother Goose! Just look at that darling scene she created with fussy cut elements, paper layers and pretty embellishments! This would look so sweet in a child's room. It would also make a wonderful handmade gift! Here is what Romy had to say about this delightful treasure.

"I had tons of fun working with the beautiful Mother Goose papers. They are adorable and really easy to work with. To me all the cute images on the papers just scream to get cut out. Thus, I couldn’t resist altering this little tray with lots of fussy cut elements from the paper. I first covered the inside of the tray with patterned papers (Nursery Rhymes for the sides and Mother Goose for the bottom). After that I started fussy cutting and layering and I also added some twine and vintage sewing supplies." -Romy

Mother Goose tray, Graphic 45, Romy Veul, gift, altered art

Mother Goose tray - detail 2

Mother Goose tray - detail 1


Patterned paper: Mother Goose, Ring Around the Rosies, Nursery Rhymes, Little Boy Blue

May Arts twine

Scor-Pal tool

Next we have this beautiful altered 8x8 Matchbook Box by Rhea. This is such a fun creation that really highlights the vivid colors of Mother Goose! You can also see how perfectly all the pretty papers from Mother Goose blend together to create a one-of-a-kind work of art! Altered art boxes are so much fun to create! Here is what Rhea had to say about this dazzling treasure!

"I knew I had to make a star themed box as soon as I saw the content of this new paper line.  As a child I was taught very early on to wish upon the first star in the night sky.  This is where my fascination with the sky started.  We used to say, “Star Light, Star Bright, I wish I may, I wish I might, have this wish I wish tonight.”  This altered box reminds me of that magic with the Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star theme." -Rhea






8x8 Matchbook Box

12x12 Mother Goose Paper

Ornate Metal Door Plate and Knob

Petaloo Flowers

May Arts Ribbon

Ornate Key

Distress Ink and Paint in Broken China

Here we have a fun and charming tag that Clare created with Mother Goose. She used the Graphic 45 Large Tag Album Staples to create this vibrant craft. Tags are a lot of fun to create and the whole family can enjoy making them! Clare included a fun tutorial that explains how this sweet tag was made. Have fun creating your own Mother Goose tag with Clare!

  Clare Charvill Mother Goose Large Tag Staple Pic 1


This fun little tag was made using Three 12 x 12 papers form the Mother Goose collection and one large tag staples. To make one yourself cut out the following elements from the papers listed

Mother Goose – Cut around the top of the flower spray in the bottom right hand corner keeping the black and white stripy border attached from the right and bottom sides. Cut two 8 ¼” strips of red spotty border and one strip that’s 4 ¼” long. Cut into the paper to the bottom left of the moon and cut around the top of the moon and cottage, down the edge of the green grass 2½” and then back up through the skipping girl to the bottom of the moon

Story Time – cut a green flower section 3 ½” square cutting the left hand side wider around the flower images on the paper – you want this to stick out over the edge of your tag when you put it together. Cut one or two mid sized flowers out too.

Twinkle Little Stars – 6 x 3 ¼” blue starry paper

Little Boy Blue – cut out the Humpty Dumpty image and wall from the cut apart and then around the Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall phrase.

Ring Around the Roses – a few red and blue flowers for layering

Now you’re ready to put everything together on your tag.

Ink all the edges on each of the pieces and then stick the red spotty borders to the sides and bottom of the tag.  Trim the top and bottom edges to fit the tag. Punch a hole 5/8” hole in the blue paper so it fits around the metal eyelet and stick down over red borders. Take your green floral piece and stick it over the blue paper, lining up the bottom edge with the edge of the red border at the bottom of your tag  and the right hand edge with the edge of the blue paper underneath. Stick dow.

Clare Charvill Mother Goose Large Tag Staple Pic 2

Stick the moon and cottage piece onto the blue paper, with the top of the moon about 1 ¼” from the top edge of the tag, and the right hand side lined up with the edges of the paper underneath. Now take your floral cut apart.  Put foam tape on the reverse side, tacky glue on the under side of the black and white stripy borders and lining the border edges up with the top edge of the bottom red border and the right hand edge of the blue and green papers, stick in place. Trim top edge of your black and white checked border to fit the top of the tag. Take your humpty Dumpty section, put foam tape of the back and lining up the left hand edge and the top of Humpty’s head with the corner of the cottage stick to your tag. 

Clare Charvill Mother Goose Large Tag Staple Pic 4

Crumple up the Humpty Dumpty phrase, put a little tacky glue on the back and stick to your tag just beneath the brick wall and above your flowers.

Clare Charvill Mother Goose Large Tag Staple Pic 2

To finish, shape your red, green and blue flowers and stick over larger ones of the same colour on your tag.

Clare Charvill Mother Goose Large Tag Staple Pic 3

Tie a cheery bow through the eyelet at the top and admire.


12 x 12 papers from the Mother Goose collection

Mother Goose

Story Time

Twinkle Little Stars

Little Boy Blue

Ring Around the Roses

We hope you all had a lot of fun exploring today's fun and fabulous ideas for Mother Goose. We are so glad that you stopped by our blog today! Big thanks to Romy, Rhea and Clare for their beautiful work. We hope you'll stop by and see is tomorrow for more inspiration and good times! Don't forget to leave us a blog or Facebook comment today for your chance to win this week's blog prize! We will announce a winner on tomorrow's blog. Have a great day, G45ers!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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Thank you for all the wonderfull inspiration :)

I want those papers SOOOOO bad. Everything is made so beautiful, I can't wait to get my hands on it and create!!!!

Your giveaways are always the best and the ideas that go with the products are stunning.

Great projects again today! I love the colors of the Mother Goose collection!

These are sooooooooo fun!!! I just loveeeeeeee this collection!!!


Love the Twinkle Little Star box!!
<3 J

Mother Goose is on the Loose. Wishin' & Hopin' she finds me a winner. Thank you G45 for such fun.

Twinkle twinkle little star, please make me a winner!

love these projects....the Mother Goose Papers are so adorable.

Mother Goose crafts are so cute!

WOW! Very cool!!

Beautiful projects. I especially like the Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star box.

such sweet projects....love that humpty dumpty!

Wonderful creations! Love your papers!

Such beautiful projects and papers.
Just love them.

I want these papers!!! I love Graphic 45 there is not a collection that I don't like :) Always beautiful and the quality is amazing .. thank you for making my crafting so much fun!!

The Mother Goose papers are stunning, and the projects shown are so inspiring. Winning this collection would be wonderful!

Fun projects with Mother Goose. Especially like the Humpty Dumpty tag.

Love those shadow boxes!

What delightful projects. G45 is amazing.


I LOVE this paper collection - LOVE it, LOVE it! I am so psyched to see the papers in person! Wishing you a happy day!


Barbara Diane

I love this collection. Beautiful projects!

These shadow boxes are just exquisite!

Love the samples!

Gorgeous projects!!! Humpty Dumpty is such an adorable paper line!

These projects are so beautiful!! Thank you for the inspiration!

Poor little Humpty---he looks so scared

I am in love with the colors of the 8x8 Matchbook Box. It's just fabulous. Another breathtaking project!!! Thank you G45.

Love today's project. So much inspiration!

If I win I can make all these gorgeous projects. How cool is that?

Awesome projects! Love them all!

Whats not to love in this adorable collection.

What a beautiful collection!!

Love the Mother Goose collection. I could see making a nursery rhymes book out of the collection.

I know Typography is going to be my all time favorite Graphic 45 paper line. I would really like to win the prize package!! Thanks for the chance and thanks for the inspiration this morning! Love your blog soooooo much!

Such great projects! I love this paper collection. It is so different than anything else I've seen.I'd be thrilled to win it!

Beautiful projects today. Every day actually!
I can't wait for the new collections to come out. The Mother Goose collections looks so fun. I can't wait to use it for pictures of my first grand child! Thanks for the chance to win!

These collections are great. I am so impressed by all the the invented people that do all of the beautiful items. keep up the great work all of you. i would be honored to win. thanks for the chance.

I love receiving your newsletter in my inbox every day. I get so many ideas for using your products from your blog and designers. That tray would look so cute hanging in a baby's room. And I so often forget that I can use leftovers and scraps to create tags!

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