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November 08, 2013

Storytelling With Mother Goose Layouts & Cards


Hello G45ers,

Hooray for Friday! We're bringing some joy and color to your day with some incredibly inspiring crafts featuring our Mother Goose collection! You are going to fall in love with today's heartfelt crafts. You'll see a glorious pocket card by Miranda Endney. Then Maria Cole will share an adorable layout and tutorial! There are so many fun ways to papercraft with our Mother Goose collection. We hope today's crafts give you some fantastic ideas for your weekend crafting! It's going to be a lot of fun.

Lets begin with this week's blog prize winner announcement! Chosen at random from this week's Facebook comments, today's winner is...

-Lisa Annette Lee: "loving the tags! would love to win, too!"

Congratulations, Lisa! Please email us with your shipping address at [email protected] to claim your prize! This is the fabulous Mother Goose prize that Lisa won today. We have a new blog contest every week here on the Graphic 45 blog. Stay tuned for your next chance to win some fabulous goodies from Graphic 45!

Graphic 45 prize contest Mother Goose

First up in today's wonderful craft inspiration is this gorgeous pocket card by Miranda. This is a perfect example of the versatility of our Mother Goose collection. While it is the perfect collection for children, Mother Goose can also be used for a huge variety of crafts. Here Miranda explains how she was inspired to create this beautiful sympathy card for a friend. Take it away, Miranda.

"This is the first card I have ever created for a somber occasion. When a wonderful co-worker of mine father passed, I wanted to create something special for her! It has a lot of symbolic items on it, that she will understand. I chose the Mother Goose collection, for the Twinkle Little Star pages that reminded her of childhood. Instead of having everyone at work scribble on the inside of the card, I created a pocket with fold out tags for everyone to write their personal message. That way it still looks nice and finished on the inside. I also added a frame with a picture of her father and her inside of it. Hope you like it! Hugs!" -Miranda











Mother Goose-Mother Goose

Mother Goose-Twinkle Little Star

Mother Goose-Checkers

A Ladies Diary

Graphic 45 Staples

Ornate Metal Keyholes

Large Tag Album



Resin Angel

Metal Flourishes

Clay corners and frame

liquid pearls


                                                                                    doily die cut

Next we have this darling layout by Maria! This is such a precious creation. Layouts are a beautiful way to tell a story while also immortalizing your happy memories. Here Maria takes you on a fun-filled tutorial through the creation of this lovely LO! You'll learn lots of great techniques! Take it away, Maria!

"As a first-time auntie, I am so excited to have a cute new addition to our family! My little nephew is super-special because he’s my parents’ first grandchild! I love this photo of him; the blue in his jumper made me think of Little Boy Blue, so naturally Mother Goose was the perfect paper! Because this layout will ultimately go in his nursery, I kept the embellishments to just paper and whimsical paper flowers and banners from G45. This layout is quite simple to make and can be adjusted to fit your own little one’s unique style and looks!" -Maria












12” x 12” Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes

12” x 12” Mother Goose A Pocketful of Posies

12” x 12” Mother Goose Twinkle Little Star

12” x 12” Mother Goose Storytime

12” x 12” Mother Goose Little Boy Blue

12” x 12” Mother Goose Humpty Dumpty

Mother Goose Flowers

Mother Goose Banners

Mother Goose Chipboard die-cuts 2

Fiskars Lace Border Punch

Yellow Stickles



Step 1. Cut A Pocketful of Posies paper to 10.75” x 10.75”. Flip your scraps over to reveal blue floral side, trim to 10.75”, and apply a fancy edge punch along one of the edges.




Step 2. Cut Twinkle Little Star paper to 9.5” x 9.5”. Flip your scraps over to reveal blue star side, trim to 9.5”, and apply a fancy edge punch along one of the edges.



Step 3. Take Humpty Dumpty paper and trim off a 4.5” square. Apply a fancy square die, like Spellbinders Captivating Squares. Cut in half.



Step 4. Adhere the halves of your green square to the lower left and upper right corners of your Nursery Rhyme paper, plaid side face up. Then adhere the yellow Pocketful of Posies paper. Adhere blue borders, then white Twinkle Little Star paper.




Step 5. Take Storytime paper and cut out Little Boy Blue image. Turn paper over and fussy cut 5 large green flowers. Take Little Boy Blue paper and cut out photo mats with red star border.



Step 6. Adhere Little Boy Blue image and photo mats per photo. Add a 5” x 7” photo of your choice. (Preferably one involving a cute baby and pacifier!)




Step 7. From your Mother Goose flowers and banners, assemble a big red plaid flower, big blue flower, and small red flower. Then, locate the following Mother Goose banner pieces and chipboard 2 pieces.




Step 8. Add embellishments to your layout per photo. Then, take letters from your Mother Goose alphabet sticker sheet to create the words “BINKY time”. Optional: apply yellow Stickles to flower centers.


Maria recently taught a fun Graphic 45 class at The Bee Hive in Oregon! Here are some great photos of this amazing event. Maria taught a fabulous class with our festive collection 12 Days of Christmas. It was such a wonderful time. Everyone got into the holiday spirit and had a great time getting creative with Maria and Graphic 45 products!






We had a lot of fun today, G45ers, and we hope you did too! Big thanks to Miranda and Maria for their splendid creations. We hope you all got inspired to get creative with your favorite Graphic 45 papers and Staples this weekend! We want to thank you all for stopping by our blog today. Please come back and see us very soon for more inspiration, creativity and fun! Have a fantastic Friday and a wonderful weekend!

With Love and Pretty Paper,

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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love all the projects today, that class looked like they had lots of fun :)

Would love to attend a class like that! Great projects today!

Super cute layout!


Oh how I wish I could have been in that class! Look at the wonderful creations! I love Graphic 45 papers so much! I just finished a photo journal with Oz and I am so excited to begin another project! Wishing you a happy weekend!


Barbara Diane

Beautiful Card. Simply adore it. I never thought of using "child" papers in that way. Great design. Can't say it enough.

Love these projects. Great layout and I love how Miranda has used the Mother Goose papers in such an 'adult' themed way! Fab!

TGIF! Great inspiration. Graphic 45 papers and staples are so versatile. I love it all!

The projects of today are so beautiful!!! and congrats lucky winner!

Wonderful pieces of art.

Oh Mother Goose! What a stunning card!! So many beautiful details to look at. It will surely brighten the recipients mood even if just for a little while!
The Mother Goose layout is adorable! Love the tutorial!
The classes look sooooooooooooo fun! Wish I could attend one someday!
Thanks for sharing these awesome projects!

love, love, love this layout!

Love love love the projects!! And that class looks FUN!!!!

Gorgeous projects!! Love them all.

UGH! I never win! But, congratulations Lisa! Enjoy!!!

Congratulations to the very lucky winner. The projects and piccies today are stunning, loving the gorgeous layout for the baby boy xx

great layout!

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