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October 29, 2014

Beautiful Creations with Botanical Tea


Who loves Botanical Tea? If you are a lover of this beautiful collection, you will adore today's blog! Annette Green and Lori Williams share gorgeous ideas with this splendid collection. We know our Southern Hemisphere G45ers are enjoying Spring, and all of us in the Northern Hemisphere can always add some beauty to our days. Enjoy these stunning projects!

First, we have a gorgeous project from Annette inspired by Pinterest. Pinterest is not only great for browsing, but also for inspiring your next creation! Annette shares a breathtaking idea.

"Who doesn’t love perusing Pinterest? I am constantly inspired by beautiful projects there. I loved the natural feel of my inspiration piece. My finished design eventually came out very different than the initial inspiration. But that’s what inspiration is all about: A kick-off point which inspires a new idea. I loved filling the matchboxes with different flowers, beautiful papers, and lovely ribbon. The project sort of took it’s own path as I went along, and I love it when that happens." ~Annette

Annette's Pinterest Inspiration Photo:

Pinterest Inspiration Project.jpg




Annette's YouTube Video Tutorial







Supply List

8x8 Botanical Tea papers
12 x 12 Botanical Tea Signature page
3 G45 Staples Small Matchboxes
Botanical Tea Tags & Pockets
Botanical Tea Flowers
Shabby Chic Metal Keys
Shabby Chic Metal Brads
Ribbon, lace and twine
Petaloo flowers, plus misc. craft flowers
Eye Hooks, Tim Holtz Idea-ology
Leaf Die cuts, Tim Holtz Sizzix
Jewelry chain, jump rings, and findings
Twig from the backyard
Brown and cream acrylic paints

Next, we have an incredibly thoughtful project from Lori. We love this wonderful card that can bring beauty and comfort in the hardest of times.

"This collection is so beautiful with all the birds, butterflies and flowers. I had to make a sympathy card for a friend of mine and I couldn’t think of a better collection to use. It’s so soft and uplifting in and of itself I just knew she would love it. I used one of the Susan’s Garden’s Dies from Sizzix to create the Yarrow flower on the front and it really makes the card jump to life, along with the fussy cut butterflies that are ready to flitter off the front."~Lori

Botanical Tea Graphic 45 sympathy card

Botanical Tea Graphic 45 sympathy card

Botanical Tea Graphic 45 sympathy card

Botanical Tea Graphic 45 sympathy card

Botanical Tea Graphic 45 sympathy card

Supply List

12 x 12 Botanical Tea
Botanical Tea
8 x 8 Botanical Tea
Botanical Tea
Birds of a Feather
Robin’s Egg
Hello Friend
Just Because
Other Products Used:
Sizzix Susan’s Garden : Yarrow
Foam Tape
Distress Ink
Heartfelt Creations Stamp Set
Spellbinders Die

For extra inspiration today, jump on over to the Paper Crafter's Library blog to see an amazing project from Ginny Nemchak! You will love it. Here's a little sneak peek, go visit the Paper Crafter's Library blog to see more!


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How have you used Botanical Tea? We would love to see your projects on our Facebook page! Thanks for joining us this Wednesday, G45ers. Have a wonderful day!

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Just beautiful! I love how these designers used Botanical Tea and made these projects! Awesome!

ahhh....just lovely projects! I love all things birds...and this sweet collection of decorated vignettes in open boxes is wonderful. Love it...thanks for sharing.

The Botanical wall hanging is adorable. The card is comforting.
Both projects are just beautiful.

Very organic!

What a beautiful sympathy card. I just love the flower cluster!

Beautiful home decor item. Love the use of Botanical Tea. love it!

Wonderful projects
thanks for sharing

Absolutely gorgeous collection. Hope I can find a source here in Kingsport or Johnson City. Beautiful work.

Oh my what lovely projects! I love Graphic 45 collections sooo much.

I love the beautiful idea of how the matchboxes are used! Botanical Tea just makes me think of springtime!

I love Botanical Tea! It's one of my favorite collections so it's great to see projects made with this collection.

WONDERFUL projects!! I am in awe of the wall hanging by Annette.....just so pretty and detailed. What a lovely sympathy card by Lori. These papers and images are just gorgeous.
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How beautiful. I love botanical anything.

Such sweet projects. Botanical Tea is a gorgeous line.

More fabulous projects! This blog never disappoints.

Love the card.

Just beautiful! The product and the artist's work.

Thanks for the wonderful close up photos of your project, Annette! Loved seeing all the details on that card, too. A lovely day of inspiration...thanks!

LOVE Annette's wall hanging and Lori's card is beautiful!!! Your collections are all so amazing for any occasion. That is why I love them so much! TFS!

More great projects with Botanical Tea. Loved the little matchbox wall hanging and the card would be truly meaningful to the recipient.

Lovely card by Lori, so inspiring -,thanks for sharing!

Love these projects! Great use of this paper!

I love all the fussy cutting!! What a creative way to use the small matchboxes. Great day of inspiration.

This place makes me happy :) xoxo

Must have many matchboxes now-fantastic inspiration. Want to make a wall hanging for Christmas, Halloween,spring,summer. Think it's going to be my new favorite thing.

Such cute and clever ideas. I'm constantly inspired by all the wonderful projects on this blog.

Terrific projects by all of the G45 designers! I used quite a bit of the Botanical Tea collection for an heirloom baby album I made for a friend. Naturally, I forgot to take pictures to load to your ning or Facebook page. I covered the album covers and spine in vintage Toile from Paris that I purchased during a trip years ago (a light green/cream fabric)-it came out beautiful (she was in tears when I gave it to her); I decorated the inside pages with G45 chipboard, pockets and pages, flowers and vintage lace. The Botanical Tea collection worked perfectly:)

Oh my goodness, look at the matchbox wall hangings?! So beautiful & cute too. So much delightful detail.
Cards for sad, tough times are so hard (I've had to send & receive this year) but this one is lovely. Ty

Работа Аннет очень впечатляет!

The wall hanging is awesomely beautiful and the card is beautiful too and just perfect for a sad occasion- love them both! Botanical Tea is a stunning collection xxx

Such beautiful projects! I love Annette's dimensional collage, and Ginny's l"heart of the home" is so warm and beautiful.

Beautifully Amazing Projects! !
Love L O V E LOVE! ! ! <3 <3 <3

Beautiful can I buy this kit please

Botanical Tea is one of my favorite soft color papers. Its lovely!!!!!

Love Botanical Tea. There are so many fun projects to make using this great collection.

The Botanical Tea collection is one of my favorites. I have bought some pads and chipboards so I am going to use these projects as inspiration as I play. Thanks for taking the time to post these beautiful projects.

I'm glad my work inspired you, but It would have been nice for you to mention who made it. Luckily I happened to put a watermark on it, but I hate to do that as it interferes with the enjoyment of the piece. Pinterest is a wonderful tool for inspiration and sharing images, but please attribute! Thanks,

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