Beautiful Easter Card! My mom’s handiwork {grin}

I just love this. It has it all: fussy cutting,spring flowers, charm and of course beautiful paper from G45!

The inside is just perfect for a small, lovely note.

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Magnetic G45 Birthday Card – Bird Song Collection

So I was staring at one of my paper bag mini inserts and realized it could be a great card! Sure enough, it proved to make a special card with that extra “umph”. With it’s magnetic closure and multi-surfaces to show off the beautiful paper, this one was a winner! Sequins are a big hit right now, so I had to sprinkle a few on the card of course. I adhered them with my Glossy Accents and voila!

I also like adding the paper strip that names the collection used on my projects as a way to give recognition to the fabulous collections they produce whether it be Graphic 45, October Afternoon, Crate Paper, or others!

I just started with pulling sheets that coordinated well, began cutting them according to what layer they would be on the card surface and had fun with it. I always tell my students, the hardest part of paper crafting, is decision making. So true.

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Mermaid Journals – G45’s Tropical Travelogue

Here are some Moleskin blank journals transformed into mermaid-themed keepsakes using Graphic 45s Tropical Travelogue. The request was to keep them flat and simple with incorporating a camouflage pocket. Each journal varies a bit in design and embellishments from the images on the covers and inside covers. All have the same 4 stamped images of mermaids & starfish on random pages within. Each has a small pocket on the back inside cover that holds a bookmark complete with stamped images.

Before beginning this project, the journals were taken to the beach for some salt water, sand and seaweed exposure for a weathered look.

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A trip to Oz through Graphic 45

A trip to Oz through Graphic 45 – Toilet Paper roll mini. This mini album is simple, cute and packs a punch straight to Oz with Graphic 45’s gorgeous scrapbook paper stack. Save your toilet paper rolls, cover them with beautiful paper and try a little something like this!

The tags used are standard shipping tags with distressed inked edges and glittered chipboard and grunge-board, complete with embellishments from Prima flower, Martha Stewart butterfly sticker, Jolee’s Boutique poppy sticker, chipboard gears, Tim Holtz grunge-board crown, heart and keys (a flexible, pliable material that can be sanded, distressed, painted, inked, and more). The stamp set used was Graphic 45 – Hampton Art – The Magic of Oz Collection – Cling Mounted Rubber Stamps – Wicked Magic Three.

Brands used on this project: Tim Holtz, Prima, Martha Stewart, Jolee’s Boutique, Recollections, Graphic 45, and trim from Michaels and SCOTT BRAND TOILET PAPER.

A goodbye card for our Karaoke DJ “G-Man”

  

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                                                                     Well, Gary is off to travel, we’re sad to see him go from the fun Karaoke scene that has brought us so much joy and good times. Here are a few pics of his card. Paper used was Graphic 45 Tropical Travelogue. Since he was mostly in Hawaiian shirts & shorts and leaving us to travel, I figured it was a match made in heaven. Happy Trails Gary! You’ll be very missed!