I know I am not the only one to confess that I tend to hoard designer papers. I pace them in my paper stacks and take them out to look at them every once in a while. They are so pretty that I don't want to cut them. Especially the beautiful Graphic 45 papers! After months and weeks of gazing at these beautiful papers, I decided it was time to cut. I am SO glad that I did! Not only did I enjoy making these creations using the Graphic 45 papers, I also love looking at my finished projects. (I took the plunge just in time to try out for the DT too) I will show them by paper collections. There will be more pictures and information about each project during the next week. Take a look and let me know what you think. (This is a long post, but I promise you will want to see it all :)
Once Upon a Springtime 8 x 8 papers
This enchanted little fairy garden is a peek-a-boo card.
(You may recognize the archway. I used the same cut file that I made for my blog header sign :)
It is packed with whimsy and cuteness.
Of course I HAD to add some paper flowers!
This time I used my "small flowers" cut file and added gold micro beads to the center.
Then I added some of the gorgeousness Graphic 45 flowers from the Primrose Cottage paper.
I used the same small flowers in this desk calendar project.
I changed the format of my calendar pages slightly since I took those pictures. You can download the free printable here; Calendar
Then I moved on to the 12x 12...
I used my "Regal Rose" cut files for this tag. I make the cut files for the flowers, cut them out on neutral colored card stock with my Black Cat electric cutting machine, and ink them with Tim Holt Distress Ink.
You can download a PDF copy of the tag layers. You can print them out to use as a pattern.
Come back tomorrow to get the free cut files.
ABC Primer Collection
& Signature Series Core-dinations Paper
They look like old school books, but they are really boxes. The boxes would be great to hold mini-albums, craft supplies, or school supplies. Can't you just see these on the corner of a teacher's desk?
The Core-dinations papers have a white core and look great when sanded, embossed, or inked. Of course they are the perfect colors to match the other Graphic 45 sheets.
I bound them up with a cute little belt made from an embossed sheet from the Graphic 45 Signature Series. I used the buckle cut file that I made for my Tool Belt Card. The silver is from my pain patch packaging and slightly colored with alcohol inks. The buckle actually works and the belt can be easily removed.
Tropical Travelogue Collection
Here are a couple of lovely cards using these vivid Graphic 45 papers and more of my handmade flowers. The cut files for these flowers came from Penny Duncan. (she is great!)
Love the post card look that is so popular now.
I have saved the best for last.
You may remember my Beach Explosion Box from this summer. Well look at the new improved version using Graphic 45 papers! (I am getting so addicted to this line :)
Great little hut, huh?
Let's take the lid off and take a peak inside...
LOVE these papers!
Here is a closer look at the pages.
The wave details were cut from more of the Signature Series Core-dinations paper, embossed, and sanded. The portion that was cut from the center is what I used for the corner decorations.
I used more of the S.S. paper for the island and palms.
You may recognize the palm trees from my "Where's Santa?" card from my guest designer spot for The Paper Dolls.
Well thank you, friends, for sticking with me through my rantings. I also want to thank the Graphic 45 team for considering my application.
There was way too much goodness to share on this post. I will be showing more pictures and information about each of the projects throughout this week. I will also include some cut files, instructions, and even some videos. Hope you decide to come back.