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April 03, 2015

Pretty Pastel Things to Welcome Spring!


Many of us are basking in the spring air, seeing the blooms finally bloom, and packing up our winter clothes (and for those who aren't, we hope the winter weather leaves soon). Spring is such a beautiful season of new beginnings and renewed creativity. Get inspired with gorgeous creations from Rhea Freitag and Ginger Ropp. They will bring a spring into your step!

First, we have this beautiful altered Matchbook Box by Rhea using Botanical Tea! We love this gorgeous project and the beautiful sentiment it holds.

"This project started off with a Small Matchbook Box that I had primed with gesso one day when I did not have any creative mojo.  The white backdrop made for a perfect Botanical Tea spring scene.  The birdcage was covered in thick bronze embossing powder to create a gilded look.  I love how the cage looks placed over the hole in the box.  The Shabby Chic metal staples have a lovely finish that coordinate well with the lightness I was going for in this fun little piece." ~Rhea

Love this Springtime Botanical Tea altered Matchbook Box by Rhea #graphic45

Rhea uses Botanical Tea and our Small Matchbox Staples to make this beautiful Spring project!

Rhea used Botanical Tea and our Small Matchbook Box Staples to make this gorgeous Spring piece #graphic45

Rhea brilliantly uses our cardstock flowers and G45 Staples to create this Botanical Tea matchbook box #graphic45

This is the perfect project to welcome spring! By Rhea using Botanical Tea and G45 Small Matchbook Box Staples #graphic45

Layers, metal staples, and more on this gorgeous altered Botanical Tea matchbook box by Rhea #graphic45

Supply List

Botanical Tea 6x6 Patterns and Solids
Botanical Tea Flowers
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keyholes
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads
Small Matchbook Box
Resin Bird
Die Cut Bird Cage
Embossing Powder

Next, Ginger shares an innovative, beautiful carousel mini album with Once Upon a Springtime! How clever is this?

"Oh how I love the Graphic 45 Once Upon A Springtime Classic Collection. This collection is one of my favorites. Actually all of their collections are my favorite. I decided to create something a little different. This is a twist on a tag mini album. I’m calling this my Carousel Mini Album. This collection is just magical!" ~Ginger

What a gorgeous Once Upon a Springtime carousel mini album by Ginger #graphic45


Ginger's YouTube Mini Album Tour


Ginger used our large tag staples in kraft to make this awesome Once Upon a Springtime carousel mini album #graphic45


Supply List

Graphic 45 Once Upon A Springtime Classic Collection 12x12
Graphic 45 Staples Large Tag Album
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key Holes
Graphic 45 Staples Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keys
Flat Back Adhesive Pearl Trim
Glittered Tulle Trim
Crocheted Doilies
Metal Filigrees
Adhesive bling
Glass Candlestick
Glass Vial
Satin Ribbon Trim
Kraft Cardstock
Dimensional Adhesive
Spellbinders Die D-Lites Pretty Petals D
Spellbinders Die D-Lites Pretty Petals B
May Arts Ivory Jute Twine
Petaloo Flowers

Who won this week's giveaway? Let's find out! Our randomly chosen winner is...

-Staci DeCoteau

Congratulations, Staci! Please email [email protected] to claim your prize. We'll have another giveaway next Monday, so join in the fun!

Thanks for joining us for some beautiful spring inspiration just in time for Easter. We hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Happy Spring,

The G45 Family

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Very pretty!!

LOVE Ginger's Carousel Mini! So pretty! Rhea's matchbox is also a very pretty creation!
Congratulations to Staci! Enjoy your goodies!

Awesome projects! And, congratulations to the G45 finalists - design winners all!

I don't usually like flat flowers, but they really worked on Rhea's project...nicely done. Ginger's carousel is such a stretch of her usual mini albums...pretty! Nice Friday posting...thanks!

Oh my, both projects are gorgeous. Not sure if I have the skill to make either one, but I would love to try. I love that Botanical Tea collection. Thanks for sharing.

YUM...Lovin' the pastels and the Once Upon A Time!!! Awesome projects!!!
Thanks for sharing with us!

Adorable project. Looks like it would be fun to create. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

Thanks for your amazing creativity! Beautiful projects. Congrats Staci !!

Wonderful projects today!!! Love them!

Every creation made with G45 collections is always so delightful. The design team always comes up with the most amazing creations. What can I say...I love it all!

Love, love love this!! Ginger you are such an inspiration!

I love all things Graphic 45! The beautiful projects are astounding. Admire people's creativity & am thankful for their ideas!

You just keep getting better and better, and the designs are beautiful. Haven't
seen a paper I didn't love.

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