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May 05, 2014

Brighten your Day with Botanical Tea

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Happy Monday, G45ers! We hope you had a wonderful weekend celebrating National Scrapbook Day. We have more inspiration to brighten your Monday today with some glorious Botanical Tea projects. Denise Hahn and Karen Shady have some amazing projects for you today. Denise shares a gorgeous altered art project. Karen will keep the layout inspiration brewing!

Let's announce our very special National Scrapbook Day winner! The winner chosen at random from our Facebook comments is....

-Dawn Ranft Jory: Great projects to be made with Mother Goose G45

Congratulations, Dawn! You won our $50 Mother Goose prize pack. Please email [email protected] to claim your prize. Thanks for taking part in our National Scrapbook Day celebration, G45ers!

Don't fret though, there's another chance to win this week. Who wants to win this prize pack of Sweet Sentiments? Just comment here on the blog or on Facebook to win and most of all, have fun!


Denise Hahn always has the most amazing ideas with her papercrafting. We're in love with her Botanical Tea crown. Notice the tea sachets she includes in her crown.

"As I was creating this project I found myself reminiscing about all the things I have created, the papers I fell in love with, and the amazing G45 fans. One of my favorite projects of all time one of my first, my Le Cirque Mini Crown. It was one of my audition pieces when I tried out 2 years ago. And now many collections and projects later I have fallen in love again with another crown- Botanical Tea. I think my favorite part is the real tea bag. Now this bag wasn’t the first one I tried. I wanted a bag with the shimmery fabric and I had such a tea bag, but it was triangle shaped and the tea looked like loose tobacco. I fearlessly hot glued it on and was like- hummph, okay I guess that works. But the more I looked at it, the more it looked like a dark blob on this beautiful crown! So I tore it off and went in search of the perfect tea bag and I found it! Starbucks chamomile tea. It had the right kind of bag and the delicate flowers and tea leaves. Now, this was no easy application! I had to cut a tiny slice in the back and empty half the contents out, then I layered it flat and smeared Tacky Glue over the back, so that all the tea wouldn’t just sit at the bottom. I let it dry then hot glued it on- it was love at first sight! What was almost a disaster ended up being my absolute favorite part! I hope you enjoy it as much as I have enjoyed creating for you over the past two years." -Denise

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Supply List:

 Graphic 45 Botanical Tea 12x12
Birds of a Feather
Love Notes
Botanical Tea
Graphic 45 Metal Staples Brads
Crystals: Maple Craft
Trim and Tulle- Michael Levine
Flowers: Petaloo Textured Layers Ivory, Textured Blossoms Ivory, Darjeeling Petites Tea-stained Blue
Lace and Glass Crystal Chain- Vintage
Tea Bag- Starbucks Tazo Chamomile
Want @ Scrap Bling
¾ Inch Foam Core
Xyron Creatopia with Permanent Adhesive
Tacky Glue

Karen is a true layout artist. We love the inking and beautiful fussy cutting on this layout.

"I was blown away by ‘Botanical tea’, and while I adore every single collection Graphic 45 creates, I honestly have to say, that this one is my all-time favourite. I love every single page, and can see myself using this beautiful collection, over, and over again.

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G45 Botanical tea_layout_main_January_Karen Shady

G45 Botanical tea_layout_main_January_Karen Shady

G45 Botanical tea_layout_main_January_Karen Shady

Products: Botanical tea paper collection - Botanical tea, Sweet Chamomile, Love notes, Fauna, Fields
of flowers, Birds of a feather.

Thanks for joining us for another magical Monday. What project are you going to create with Botanical Tea?

Happy Papercrafting,

Your Friends at Graphic 45

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I love this new sweet gift package you are now offering! So many neat things I would love to make for my sister that lives so far away! Got my fingers crossed.

What a prize! I'd love this!

I'd love to win some scrappy goodies!! Love Botanical Tea.

Very pretty projects. Have a wonderful week everyone!

So very pretty!!

LOVE the Botanical Tea Collection! Beautiful creations!!

Happy Monday, what a treat to be offered this prize.

Love that collection....the colors are so pretty and the images are beautiful! I would love to win thisI thNk you for a chance to win!

Oh my goodness, I just never get tired of watching these amazing projects here, and as usual they´re sooo beautiful.

Ahhh...Sweet Sentiments is so pretty...would love to win this prize!

Happy Monday. Love sweet sentiments paper collection. Thanks for a chance to participate.

Stunning projects - I think the Botanical Tea collection is my favourite of all time!

Botanical Tea collection is also my favorite collection, The graphics and colors are amazing. Thanks for a chance to win some of this beautiful paper.

Beautiful projects! The layout I'd stunning and the photo with the sun streaks is just perfect with the papers chosen. And the crown is amazing. Thanks very much for a chance to win. Michelle t

Just gorgeous :)

happy Monday....
I've had a terrible weekend----so needed some cheering up on the
g45 blog!!!!!!!!
and you cam through!

Thank you Graphic 45 for the chance to win!...Bobbie

Oh my I don't know which is my favorite so I will go with both. I now know what to make for a bridal shower coming up. Thanks to your Design team. Love G45 all the way.

Thank you for the chance to win your weekly prize!

Denise's crown would be so cute for Mothers Day. I love the story of the perfect tea bag and how to use it.

Beautiful paper collection!

Both projects are just gorgeous today! That is an awesome collection. I bought the 8 x 8 pad and am still hoarding it though!!!!

Absolutely delightful projects, love them!!! Thanks for the chance to win a gorgeous prize!!!

I love Botanical Tea! I have not been able to buy it but it is on the list! Beautiful projects!

Love seeing all the wonderful projects in Beautiful Graphic 55 papers!!

Would love to win!!

Love any project that uses Botanical Tea. :)

Would love to win this week's goodies. Love the Botanical Tea Crown.

One of my favorite Graphic 45 sets. So beautiful.

Love the crown!!! What a creative idea!

Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful... :))

Botanical Tea is truly my favorite G45 collection!!! Awesome inspiration for a cloudy Monday morning! Thank you!

GORGEOUS collection! I would be thrilled to win this prize of goodies:)

It would be so sweet to win the Sweet Sentiments this week!

The Botanical Tea collection is beautiful! Love the roses!

Beautiful crown. Need one for my granddaughter.

Beautiful collection!

Both pieces are stunning :) Love this prize!

Absolutely GORGEOUS projects!

Beautiful projects! Thanks for the inspiration!

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