Friday, 31 August 2018

Graphic 45 
Page Layout 
'Everything you can 
Imagine is Real

Hello dear G45ers! 
Sharing a Page Layout featuring the beautiful 
Imagine Collection! This paper line is absolutely
 divine. When I first layed eyes on it so many ideas
popped up in my head. I prefer creating off 
the page projects especially with Graphic 45 
but decided to go with a layout instead this 
time round. I will most definitely be creating
an OTP... watch this space! 

Herewith the Supplies and Instructions you 
may use to recreate such a project:

G45 Supplies used:
Imagine Collection 

Other Supplies:
Various other dies
Xcut Dies Ornate Butterfly
Yvonne Creations Die Butterfly
Nellie's Multi Frame Die Tags
Tim Holtz Stencil Speckles
Julie Nutting Doll Stamp Aurora 
Watercolor Paper 
Resin Corset Embellishment
Light Paste 
Martha Stewart Glitter Sugar Cube
Wing Mould 
Black Gesso
Metallique Waxes
Tan and White Lace
Needle & Thread
String and Sequins 

Cut 6 triangle shape pieces from the 
collection sheets (layer these) and a
 strip as per the picture and adhere. 

Using your stencil add colour to the
 background (anyway you like) with your
 favourite decades color box inks. 
Tip: Use a lighter shade pattern paper as
your base. This will make the stencil 
image appear more visible. 

Using the same stencil add some light 
paste and whilst the paste is still wet add 
your glitter. Shake off access glitter and 
leave to dry completely. 
Tip: Remember once the paste with glitter 
is dry give it another shake for those little 
bits that did not stick. 

Stamp the dress image (dress only) onto 
watercolor paper (optional) using a 
Julie Nutting doll stamp. 
Tip: I used this specific doll because 
I wanted a wide enough dress and this 
was also used as a guidline for the 
shape I wanted to layer the lace on. 

I used a tan and a cream colour lace
to match the paper. Take your thread and 
needle and stitch it through the lace 
as if you were going to make a flower, 
but only half a flower. Adhere these to your 
stamped dress image. I only added 3 layers,
but you can add as many as you wish.
Tip: Remember the wider the dress goes
the longer the stitched lace should be. 

Stamp a pair of shoes for the dress
using the G45 clear stamp. 
Fussy cut the boots. 

Cut a few die cut elements using the 
G45 clock die and other various dies. 

Fussy cut quite a few butterflies
from the collection sheet. These will 
be added to the dress ontop of the lace. 

Tip: After I've finished all my 'prepping' 
so to say for a project I add all my 
elements in a tray. It helps keep everything 
together in one place. I do this for most 
of my projects, it just makes it easier. 

Fussy Cut two tags from the collection 
sheet add an eyelet and string. Add a 
chipboard piece to the one tag. 

Paint the wings and corset 
embellishments with black gesso and
colour them with different colour waxes. 

Some more photos... 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Happy Papercrafting! 

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Graphic 45 
Sun Kissed
Beach Tag Album 

Hello dear G45ers! 
Happy to share with you another 
#SimplyG45 project for this month, a cute 
Beach Tag Album featuring 
the fabulous Sun Kissed Collection!

I just adore any beach/sea themed projects.
 This collection is one of my favorites! 
Love all the pretty patterns and elements and 
especially the ephemera cards and 
chipboard pieces. They are pretty neat and 
make great embellishments!

I have used cutting dies to make this project as
well as the amazing matching Graphic 45
Tag dies. I love matting, and can you just
 imagine my delight when these were released!
The tags look so pretty with that
border around the matted piece.

Herewith the Supplies and Instructions you 
may use to recreate such a project:

Graphic 45 Supplies used:
Sun Kissed Collection 
Sun Kissed Chipboard
Sun Kissed Journaling and Ephemera Cards
Regular Ivory Tag Album
Regular Tag & Gears Metal Dies

Other Supplies:
Spellbinders Die Sea Animals
Spellbinders Die Seashells
Amy Design Die African Border
Flower Die
Making Memories Ribbon Punch Tool
Adhesive Foam Squares

Cut 2 tags from the patterns sheets and ephemera
cards for the back and front for 5 of the Ivory
tags using the matching regular tag die.

Cutting tags from the ephemera cards.
Tip: Use masking tape to keep tag in place 
when cutting over an image thus making 
sure the die doesn't move when putting it
 through your machine.

Cut a few die cut shapes using the dies mentioned.
Tip: Using one or two of the tags from the album, 
cut the border and sea shapes. This will make them 
stand out or 'pop' when adhering all the elements.

Cut strips from the pattern sheets for the
 ephemera cards. Punch a slot in the corner of
each using the ribbonpunch tool. Cut the strip
 in half, pull through slot,fold and glue.
Tip: Easy to slide the card in and out 
of the border pocket on the tag.

Cut the strips with wording from the pattern sheets.
Adhere the strip to the border pocket and add these to 
the pattern tag before adhering to the ivory tag.

Adhere the die cut elements and chipboard pieces 
with adhesive foam squares.
Tip: Adhering these with adhesive foam will 
give the elements more dimension.

Add sequins to the center of each flower.
Tip: It just looks pretty and it will give it 
that extra bling.

The back of the tags have not been decorated, 
thus you can add a photo or use it for journaling. 

Cut two small tag elements from the
 pattern sheets. Add string and make a bow. 
Tip: Add string to some of the other
 elements too for that finishing touch.

Some more photos...

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Papercrafting! 

Monday, 27 August 2018

Prima Santa Baby
Pillow Gift Boxes
Perfect for Christmas 

Hello dear friends! 
Pillow Gift Boxes created with the adorable 
Prima Marketing Santa Baby Collection 
by Frank Garcia. 

I just love these little boxes! 
Perfect gifts for Christmas! 

Supply List:
Prima Santa Baby Collection 
Prima Flowers
Prima Dies Crochet Doily
Various Dies
Sequins, String and Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by! 

Happy Papercrafting!