Monday, November 24, 2014

Remember McGuffy Reader???

Today's card is one I created for Hampton Art and it reminds me of the old McGuffy Reader.  Do you remember one of those???  The JillyBean paper was randomly stamped with one of Graphic 45's typography stamps and I love the way the finished background paper turned out. 

The denim banner, sewn with the tickets give a lot of dimension to the card along with the fussy cut stack of books.  It's such a great vintage look and everything I used on this card you can find with Hampton Art. 

I'll see you on Wednesday with a Graphic 45 project that you'll fall in love with for sure. 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Core'dinations and Graphic 45 Go Hand in Hand

This week Graphic 45 and Core'dinations are teaming up to show you how well they work together.  Did you know that Core'dinations make paper pads that coordinate with Graphic 45's color palettes?  Yeap there is a light and a dark and they are wonderful to use with any of the Graphic 45 Collections. 
Today I've created a card using the Bride 2 Baby Graphic 45 collection.   The Core'dinations Card Stock was embossed and then sanded to create the swirling background.  Have you ever used the sand block from Core'dinations?  It's a must have tool. 
Here is a close up of the front of the card. Of course all of Graphic 45's matching stickers and cardstock making layering and dimension easy peasy 
This is an interior picture of the card.  I always say make it pretty on the inside as well as the out. 
Want to win some goodies???  Be sure to join in the fun below

Please be sure to head over to Graphic 45's Blog and Core'dinations to catch more design team members sharing their creativity.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Heartfelt Where Have You Been?

I have to say I'm sorry for not posting as much lately...Life has just seemed to be crazy, crazy.  This is one of my more recent Heartfelt Creation Cards and I just love it.  I saw this technique on Gabi's blog and had to give it a whirl.  Check out Heartfelt Creations Blog to see the link for the tutorial and also a detailed writing on how I created this whole card along with materials. 

Friday, November 14, 2014

A Mother Goose Tale ABC Book with Graphic 45

Today I'm sharing an ABC board book I created for G45.  I'm not sure who would love it more, a child or me.  The vintage story book characters are jumping off the pages and make this a fun interactive book.  Check out all the photos below of the interior.

Please be sure to head over to Graphic 45 Blog and see all the supplies used for this project.  You can also see another beautiful mini album by my team mate Nadya...her's even has a tutorial. 
See you next week and thank you for stopping by.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Pillow Box Transformed into a Mini Bag with Graphic 45 #G45GiftHowTos?

Pillow boxes are fun and are great for giving small little trinket gifts.  I thought it would be fun to alter a pillow box into a mini gift bag and it’s super easy to do.  Be sure to watch my Snapguide tutorial to learn how to make your own using a template from the Graphic 45 8 x8  paper pads.  
I created a matching card to go with the gift bag.  I’m one of those people that would like to think friends and family keep the cards I make, but you can never be too sure.  I think making the cards into easel cards makes them more of a miniature work of art and someone is much more likely to display it and keep it out verses the dreaded trash can…lol.  So I make a lot of easel cards. 


The mini bag and easel card really make an adorable pairing and one that I’m sure you’ll want to try out in your favorite Graphic 45 paper collection.   

Now be sure not to a miss a single tutorial this week on Bags with Graphic hop over to their blog and see what else you can create.   #G45GiftHowTos?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Sympathy Card with Graphic 45 and Botanical Tea

This collection (Graphic 45 Botancial Garden)  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.

Be sure to head over to Graphic 45's blog today and see what my teamie Annette has created for you too...her work is always stunning. 

  and here's the interior of the card

Friday, October 24, 2014

Heard Your Gears were Stripped with Heartfelt Creations

My background is in jewelry design so one of the things I love the most about this collection is the die to create chain links...OMWord.  Each of the links we covered with pewter embossing powder.  Where ever there was a cut to link them together I made sure the embossing powder covered it so when heated it welded the cut. 

Please be sure to go to Heartfelt Creations blog and see other creations from the rest of the design team along with supply list and complete directions for each project.  It's a great source of inspiration.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

BEWARE...With Graphic 45 and An Eerie Tale

I love Halloween, honestly it's one of my favorite holidays and I'm not sure why.  I love the Eerie side, not the gore and blood and such just the vintage creepy.  Graphic 45's Eerie Tale is just that.  I love all the layers of this card and all the small details, look in any nook or cranky and you'll find another little aspect. 
Be sure to see other projects and complete supply list on the Graphic 45's blog.

Monday, October 20, 2014

All Geared Up and Really Reasonable Ribbon

I'm loving working with the latest collection from Heartfelt Creations...All Geared Up.  It's so unique and fun.  I can' think of a more masculine card than a bouquet of nuts and bolts, LOL.  Of course I had to add some gear flowers for a bit of feminine touch. 

We paired with Really Reasonable Ribbon last week for a perfect  mix and I thought the twine would blend beautifully.  Remember to hop over to Heartfelt Creations main blog and see directions and various other projects from the rest of the design team 

Friday, October 10, 2014

Jewelry Made Easy with Graphic 45

I love the era of the big bands, flapper dresses and the bold style of art deco.  So when I saw the Couture Collection I knew I had to turn it into some type of wearable art.  I created this elegant and fun pin that just screams to be worn on the lapel of a jacket and I’ll show you how to make your own pin…using Couture Collection or any Graphic 45 paper of your choice.  In fact the pins are really simple and fun you could make several to hand out for gifts.

Be sure to check out my how to tutorial below and you'll be able to make your own pin(s) in no time!!!!
Check out How to Make an Elegant Graphic 45 Pin by Lori Williams on Snapguide.