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January 28, 2014

Warm Your Heart With Spring-Inspired Crafts

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Hello G45ers,

It's time to get a heartwarming dose of spring-inspired fun with today's Graphic 45 blog! We dreaming of blooming flowers, fresh air and sunshine as we share some stunning crafts featuring Botanical Tea and Sweet Sentiments! These gorgeous collections have everything you need to feel the bliss of springtime! Today we will share a magnificent altered Easel Album by Rhea Freitag that features our new collection, Botanical Tea. This stunning collection will begin appearing in stores in the next few weeks. But we thought it would be fun to get you excited with this great idea! Then we will share Anne Rostad's gorgeous ATC wallet album featuring Sweet Sentiments! Get ready for some dreamy spring-inspired fun!

We begin by giving a quick shout out to all of our friends on the Graphic 45 Facebook page! If you want the latest news on Graphic 45 products, daily inspiration and a way to connect with your fellow G45ers and upload your Graphic 45 creations, then check out the Graphic 45 Facebook page! Here is a fabulous spring-inspired tag that was recently uploaded to our Facebook page by Elaine Wainwright. This fabulous Sweet Sentiments tag is just perfect for Easter! The elegant colors are an instant smile-maker! We encourage you all to check out the Graphic 45 Facbeook page for fun and fabulous inspiration!

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And now it's time for some amazing inspiration from our Design Team! Here is Rhea's gorgeous Botanical Tea altered Easel Album.This is the perfect collection for spring-inspired crafts! There are so many incredible images of flowers and birds that are combined with fresh and elegant colors! Springtime comes to life on every exquisite page of Botanical Tea! Rhea's creation is perfect for housing photos and keepsakes from this happy season! Handmade albums like this also make wonderful heartfelt gifts!  Our Botanical Tea collection will begin shipping to stores very soon. In the mean time, get inspired by Rhea's superb creation!

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Next up is this dazzling ATC wallet that Anne created with Sweet Sentiments! This is such a great idea for Easter and Valentine's Day! There are so many elegant floral designs in Sweet Sentiments. The gorgeous pastel color pallet is perfect for any spring-inspired craft. You can have so much fun creating lots of beautiful ATCs with Sweet Sentiments! Let Anne's amazing creation inspire you to discover boundless inspiration with this versatile collection! Take it away, Anne!

"Made this wallet ATC card holder for  Graphic 45 CHA winter 2014. Made with the gorgeous Sweet Sentiments paper collection! So much fun fussy cutting the images and most of  the images on the ATC`s are pop up with pop dots ( 3D foam) and covered with Claudine Hellmuth multi matte. Never made ATCs before and I started out using up my fussy cut left overs but this was so much fun so I could not stop making them, lol. Then I found out I needed something to store them in and came up with this wallet book. The pages are expandable So the dimensional ATC will fit. Saved the frames when I cut out the images and used some of them here on this ATC`s. Here is the front of the wallet book. Alphabet die from Accucutcraft. It measure 9 1/2 x 4 1/8. " -Anne

 

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Made a seambinding bow and fastened it on a metal clip. Keys, key hole and chipboard cut outs painted white and fastened on crocheted thread. All from G45!

 

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Spine and backside of the book. All made from chipboard and glued together with Tyvek envelope hinges.

 

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Inside the wallet there is place for 24 ATCs. The book closes with a magnet hidden under the rose flower.

 

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All folded out and made some seambinding bows for decoration.

 

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Pictures of the ATC`s.

 

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Made some for Easter and Valentine's.

 

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And Christmas with diamond stickles.

 

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Some more! Fun, fun, fun!

 

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Here is another wonderful treat that came with this amazing ATC box when we brought it with us to CHA! Anne included this note in her ATC wallet she sent for our CHA Winter display. We did just as she asked, we passed each and every ATC out, each bringing a smile and joy to every recipient! So sweet! 

 

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Sweet Sentiments, stickles, laces, Claudine Hellmuth multi matte, seam binding, magnets, white paint, 3D foam.and a big smile while creating

 

We hope you all enjoyed today's spring-inspired craft ideas! Even if it's cold outside, you can still have a warm heart with Graphic 45! Big thanks to Rhea and Anne for their stunning crafts! We had so much fun sharing these special creations with all of you, G45ers. There's more fun and inspiration planned for tomorrow's blog. We hope to see you again very soon. Thank you all so much for joining us today!

 

Happy Papercrafting!

 

Your Friends at Graphic 45

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Absolutely amazing creations today! I love the Botanical Tea collection and love the box and book created with it! Can't wait to get my hands on the collection!

This is absolutely beautiful. It had to take a while to make all of those cards and then create the book. I wish I could do something like that, I wouldn't even know where to start. I saw a book with binding, how do you add the binding or do you purchase a book with binding and than what kind of backing do you use to place all the photo's onto. Just wondering in case I try to tackle a big project like that someday. Thanks for sharing this with everyone. Hugs, Dee <3


These projects are amazing. I love all of the beautiful ATC's, but the Easel Album and the ATC Album are absolutely phenomenal. It is always so inspirational looking at all of the beautiful projects these designers come up with. God certainly blessed them with a beautiful gift.

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