Sunday, August 30, 2015

Back to School: Graphic 45 ABC Primer Altered Frame

My baby girl is starting kindergarten this fall! She attended pre-K last year, but this year is super special because she will be going to school with her three older brothers! I altered this frame to be the perfect spot for the memorable first day when they all attend the same school for the first time! I can’t get enough of this classic ABC Primer Collection!
























Supplies:
An ABC Primer
Grammar School
Games and PlaytimeThe Three R’s
Building Blocks
Cardstock Stickers
Chipboard Pieces
ColorBox Decades Ink in Photogenic
Black Gesso
Plain wood frame
Adhesive
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Monday, August 24, 2015

Artisan Style House Warming Mini Album and Stand

Clearsnap and Graphic 45 Blog Hop: Day One

Artisan Style Boxed Mini and Stand


It's the Day 1 of the G45 and Clearsnap Blog Hop. There will be so many inspiring projects to enjoy. Don't forget to hop around and leave comments to get in the running for some fun prizes!

I was inspired to make this project by some wonderful friends who allowed me to help them purchase their first home! I wanted to give them a special housewarming gift: a mini album that would house their first year memories in their new home with their daughter and baby boy, but I also wanted it to look a bit more like a fun home d├ęcor piece. In comes my boxed mini on a stand using the super fun Graphic 45 Antique Brass Claw Feet to, literally and figuratively, give my album a lift! I made a YouTube video to share how the stand works and all the flaps and pockets of the album. I hope you enjoy!
Tip: If you come across an image you love in the paper, but it is too large for your project, don’t be afraid to cut it in half or in segments to reassemble and wraparound a project corner or, my favorite, span two facing album pages. It ties the two pages together while showing off the gorgeous image in all its splendor.

Artisan style, Graphic 45, house warming home decor, mini album

Graphic 45 Artisan Style Boxed Mini Album and Stand by Scrapbook Maven

Artisan style, Graphic 45, house warming home decor, mini album

Graphic 45 Artisan Style Boxed Mini Album and Stand by Scrapbook Maven

Artisan style, Graphic 45, house warming home decor, mini album

Graphic 45 Artisan Style Boxed Mini Album and Stand by Scrapbook Maven

Artisan style, Graphic 45, house warming home decor, mini album


Supplies:
Artisan Paper 12x12
Decorative Flourish
Creative Ideal
Craftsmanship
Patterns of the Past
Attention to Detail
Natural Beauty
Artisan Style 8x8 Paper Pad
Artisan Style Cardstock Stickers
Artisan Style Journal Chipboard
Artisan Style Decorative Chipboard
Artisan Style Stamp 2 & 3
G45 Regular Album  Tags- Black
Graphic 45 Ornate Keyholes
Graphic 45 Antique Brass Claw Feet
Graphic 45 Ornate Brads
Graphic 45 Door Knocker
Graphic 45 Ornate Keys
ColorBox Decades Ink in Photogenic
ColorBox Color Blender sponge and applicator
Tim Holtz Ring Fastener
Tim Holtz Brads
Chipboard
Black Cardstock
Adhesive

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Friday, August 14, 2015

Baby/ Bridal Cards with Graphic 45's Baby 2 Bride

Hello, fellow crafters! With so many lovely expectant mommies-to-be and young couples getting married around me, I was inspired to make some cards for the occasions. I wanted something that looked elegant but could be made very easily using the cut a parts from the Baby 2 Bride Collection.
I even made a Snapguide to share how fast and easy they are!

Baby and Bridal Cards using Graphic 5 Baby 2 Bride Deluxe Edition at Scrapbook Maven


Supplies:
Love Me Tender
Lullaby
Baby Button Bingo
Birdy Baby Blues
Unchained Melody
Baby 2 Bride Chipboard
Cardstock (white)
Liquid Pearls in Buttercup (Similar: Viva Decor Pearl Pen in Gold)
Ribbon (in pink and blue)
Adhesive

 
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