Monday, June 9, 2014

Challenge #9: Pocket Mini and Pop-up Card

Happy Monday everyone!

I was honored when Gloria invited me to guest design for her amazing challenge blog -- Craft Hoaders Anonymous. Challenge #9 is "Fold it"!

Use some sort of "fun fold" on your project. You can make a fun fold card, a pop-up card, an explosion box, or other type of project that makes use of folded cardstock or paper. You can share some folding techniques that are perfect for scrapbook layouts or mixed media pieces. Create a mini album with a folded binding. Fold some ribbon to make pleats. De-hoard those supplies and show us your folds....paper folds that is!

I created 2 projects for this challenge. First up is this Pocket Mini Album, featuring an accordion fold binding and Graphic 45's Mother Goose collection. Snap Guide included!

Check out How to Create a Pocket Mini With Accordion Binding by Arlene Butterflykisses on Snapguide.

Next up is this Pop-up card I created using Graphic 45's Staples Regular Tag and Botanical Tea collection.

A simple fold to the center of the tag creates a fun "platform" to add a dimensional design...

I used dimensionals to pop up some elements from the Botanical Tea collection. Super fun!

For more inspiration and to join the "Fold it!" challenge, visit Craft Hoaders Anonymous!

Thanks for joining me today!

xoxo ♥,

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Creating an Upcycled Tag with Graphic 45 and Couture!

Hey friends!
Today I have a fun tutorial to share with you. I discovered a new medium to deliver my tutorials thanks to Joanna and Charee from Graphic 45! It's called SnapGuide and WOW! If you thought Pinterest was a vast sea of inspiration, you have to check out the array of tutorials available on SnapGuide. I literally was engulfed in SnapGuide tutorials for nearly an entire day on my first visit! It is such a great place to find step-by-step tutorials on nearly everything from crafting, cooking, home improvement to even emergency planning! 

So let me jump right into the project and tutorial!

Aren't the Graphic 45 Staples just amazing?! ♥ Well, what about the packaging they come in? Simply fabulous! ♥ Save them! I save all of mine and upcycle them into tags, albums and inserts for my mini albums. The project ideas are endless and not to mention environmentally friendly, too! ♥

For this project I upcycled the Staples packaging from Graphic 45's Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keys and used the fabulously chic Couture collection to create this tag. What a wonderful gift in lieu of a card! ♥

My tutorial will take you step-by-step on how to upcycle the packaging!

First here is a quick photo of the tag in its entirety! ♥ here is my Snap Guide Tutorial!

Check out How to Create an Upcycled Tag Using Graphic 45 Packaging by Arlene Butterflykisses on Snapguide.

More information and pictures of this project can be found on the Graphic 45 blog.

Hope to see you over there! ♥


Product list:

Couture 8x8 paper pad
Couture 6x6 Patterns & Solids
Couture Banners
Couture Chipboard
Couture Stickers
Graphic 45 Staples packaging
May Arts ribbon
Recollections & I Am Roses flowers
Lace and Pearl Trim
Ranger Distress Ink - Black Soot
3M ATG Adhesive
Hot Glue
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Celebrate your Mom "Just Because"!

Hi friends!

Mother's Day is the perfect time to show Mom you care.
Create a special, hand-made card "Just Because."

I created this card using Graphic 45's gorgeous Botanical Tea paper collection. I seriously cannot get enough of these papers. The colors, images and design are just amazing in every way!

Here are some photos of my card. But I hope you can join me over at the Graphic 45 blog where we share special ways to celebrate Mom this Mother's Day...

Create a lot of fun layers by using the Botanical Tea chipboard, tags and coordinating mulberry flowers by Petaloo...

Paper doilies can also add a beautiful dainty touch to any project...

Fussy cut images from the paper collection to accent your project...

Always finish up the inside of your card to complete the design, leaving enough space to write your sentiments to Mom...

I hope you enjoyed my share today!

Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Mother's Day to all those AMAZING Moms out there! ♥


Product List:

Botanical Tea 8x8 paper pad
Botanical Tea 6x6 Patterns and Solids
Botanical Tea Chipboard
Botanical Tea Tags and Pockets
Staples: Shabby Chic Ornate key
Paper doily - Owl & Thistle
Paper Trey ink Kraft Card stock
Ranger Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
Petaloo Flowers
Recollections pearl bling
3M ATG Adhesive
Glossy Accents

Thursday, May 1, 2014

A tag, featuring the vibrant beauty of Couture by Graphic 45!

Hi friends!

I have a quick share for you today. For Winter CHA 2014, I created this tag using Graphic 45's fabulous Couture collection. This collection is reminiscent of the style and beauty of Le Romantique and Fashionista combined (for those who are long-time G45 fans like me, you'll remember these two beautiful collections well!) ♥

More photos of this tag, along with a walk through video tutorial and product list is available today on the Graphic 45 blog. Hope you join me over there! ♥

Here is another quick photo peek before I go!

xoxo ♥,

Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter Treat Bags & Tutorial!

Hi Friends!

Today on the Graphic 45 blog, we continue our Easter Celebration! ♥

I created some cute little treat bags that you can use as table decor for Easter and distribute to guests to take home when the festivities have ended. Such a fun and fabulous little project! Here are some photos to get you started.

Please visit the Graphic 45 blog for more photos, my video tutorial and a special project from my teamie Miranda!

See ya over there! ♥


Product List:

Botanical Tea paper collection
I Am Roses Flowers
Coordinations Graphic 45 Signature Series cardstock - Lights
Cheery Lynn Designs Olive Branch Die
Crinkle paper
Paper crimper tool
Martha Stewart border punch
Hershey’s Chocolate Easter Eggs
Hot glue

Thursday, April 17, 2014

An Easter card to celebrate!

Hi everyone!
It's an Easter and Sweet Sentiments celebration on the Graphic 45 blog today and there is a line-up of inspiration and a tutorial to get your creative juices flowing. I hope you can join us! ♥

For my featured project, I created an Easter card with the Sweet Sentiments collection. This is one of my favorite collections to date! I was never a "purple" lover until Graphic 45. Love, love!

Here are some photos of my card...

Please join me and my Graphic 45 teamies over at the Graphic 45 blog for more on this project! ♥

Have an amazingly crafty day!


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Paper Crafter's Library Feature: Altered ATC Book Box with Mini Tag Album

Hey there blogging beauties! ♥
Happy Hump Day!
Today I have a very special post that I am excited to share with you!

My latest Graphic 45 project will be featured over at the Paper Crafter's Library blog! I created an altered book box featuring Graphic 45's Staples ATC Book Box and Botantical Tea papers. Please join me on the Papercrafter's Library blog for the full feature! ♥

Here is a sneaky peek of my project for ya...

Click HERE to visit the Papercrafter's Library website for this project feature, which will include additional close up photos, my bio and a full product list.

See ya over there!

hugs!! xoxo



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