Want to make this pretty altered French glass jar? It's my Make & Take at PaperFest which is taking place on Saturday 26 April at Raffles City. Which means you get to make it on the spot and take it home with you.
It features Graphic 45's Sweet Sentiments patterned papers, chipboards and lots of ribbons, trims, lace and pearls.
Graphic 45 has announced its top 30 finalists for this year. Congrats to everyone on the list, especially my teamies from the current DT as well as my other scrapping friends. It's going to be an exciting run-up to the days before the new team is selected and I'm looking forward to seeing who'll be on it. I did not reapply this time as I'm coming to the end of my two year term and Graphic 45 likes to keep the DT fresh with new faces, which is a great thing. I'll still be designing with Graphic 45 because I really do love what they come up with. Once a Graphic 45-er, always a Graphic 45-er. :)
A few weeks back I created a shutter card for Graphic 45 using the Couture collection. I had quite a few requests for a tutorial for it, so I’ve designed another shutter card, this time using Sweet Sentiments. I’ve also written up instructions for it.
Here’s the card, which as you can see, opens up into a 9x9 inch 3D display:
And this is how the card looks folded neatly into a 3x9” card, perfect for mailing.
Here’s what you’ll need to create the card:
Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments 8x8 Paper Pad
Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments Heart Song
1. Cut your 12x12” cream cardstock into 9x9”.
2. Score and cut your 9x9” cream cardstock as shown below.
3. You should end up with a base sheet like this, which you can now accordion fold to give you a shutter card.
4. Select the 3x4” images from Easter Greetings in the paper pad and attach them to the panels marked ‘A’. On the panels marked ‘B’, attach rectangles of purple Violet Bouquet, leaving a small border of cardstock all around. Glue on some doilies to these purple rectangles. On the panels marked ‘C’, attach rectangles of pink Heart Song. See photo for details.
5. Cut out the images from Easter Greetings patterned paper and attach these to the panels marked ‘C’. See photos below for the images I used.
6. Cut out some butterflies from Heart Song, stamps from Spring Has Sprung and flowers from Perfect Petals. Arrange these on to the panels marked ‘B’, using a couple of stamps and butterflies for each panel. For details, look at the photos below:
7. For the middle ‘A’ panel, cut out some flowers and butterflies from Perfect Petals and Heart Song and layer these on to the postcard, being sure to leave some space for your greeting.
8. And you’re done. Here’s a picture of the card open flat, so you can see all the different elements on each panel. Happy Scrapping!
By the way, the Graphic 5 design team call is on right now. Believe me, they're the best design team to be on. The products are fantastic and the team is just like a family. I won't be applying for it this year because I've been on the team continuously for two years already, and two years prior to that with a break in between. Graphic 45 likes to keep their design team fresh so current DT members who've been on the team for two years will not be able to re-apply. But you can be sure that I'll still be creating with their wonderful products. :)
Here's a Valentine's Day ATC Tag created using Graphic 45's new Ivory Artist Trading Tag and the Sweet Sentiments colleciton.
turned the ATC tag upside down and hung a heart-shaped pendant which
I’d personalized with an image from Sweet Sentiments. For the ATC
itself, I fussy cut some Valentine images and layered them with 3D foam
dots to create a highly dimensional Valentines tag. Ribbons and strings
of pearls complete this sweet little tag
Starting this week I'll be blogging every Friday at the PaperMarket blog with some design inspirations. This week, I had the opportunity to play with some new Basic Grey Herbs & Honey collection which Sharon and Merdrey brought home from CHA. It being Valentine's Day, I decided to make some Valentine's Day cards even though this wasn't a Valentine-themed collection.
Here's the first card - a sweet, classically-styled card with fussy-cut flowers layered over an intricate heart-shaped doily and embellished with a string of pearls and pink seam binding.
Next, a Valentine's card more suited to a younger recipient with its bright colours and strawberries.
And finally, a card in a less traditional colour of kraft, brightened up with a bouquet of flowers and pearls over an intricate heart-shaped doily.
I love the colours of the new Couture
collection by Graphic 45. The designs lend themselves so well to card
making. Here I’ve made a long 4x12 inch card for Graphici 45 which opens up to a 12x12
standing display with a different view from different angles. I used the
4x6 card cut-outs for the centre pieces and the smaller cut-out pieces
and fussy-cut details for the other panels.
This is a layout I created using Graphic 45’s new Sweet Sentiments
collection. I love the pale pastel colours of this collection and the
sweet Spring and Valentine images. This collection is great for lots of
detailed cutting and I’ve put it to good use in this layout, layering
images upon images to create depth and detail.
The photograph was taken at Rosslyn Chapel near Edinburgh, Scotland. The chapel gained fame as the setting for part of Dan Brown's novel The Da Vinci Code. Scenes from the movie featuring the chapel were also filmed on site. It was an interesting visit to the chapel, looking at the architecture and unusual carvings on the building. I especially liked the exterior walls which had lovely natural pastel hues.
I altered this cheeseboard and incorporated a photograph,
turning it into a lovely little piece of home décor. What’s great about this
project is I used just two pieces of 12x12 Graphic 45 Secret Garden patterned
paper and some embellishments to create it and you can finish the altered art
in under 60 minutes. Great for a quick yet pretty gift. Sound good? Read on for
2. Cover your wooden cheeseboard with the Secret Garden
3.Cut out some
flowers from the patterned papers and attach to the cheeseboard as shown.
Silhouette cut a photograph and adhere to the bottom of the cheeseboard.
4. Glue a sprig of flowers on to the left of the
cheeseboard. Cut out the fence from the patterned paper and adhere using 3D
foam dots. Place the photograph so it looks like the subject is standing behind
flowers and the Secret Garden chipboard button to the bottom left of the
cheeseboard. I tied some twine to the chipboard button. Cut out some birds and
butterflies from the patterned papers and adhere to the cheeseboard. Done!