What an exciting day! The final day to submit for the Graphic 45 Design Team. I've been working away on new projects for the past two weeks and today is the day to share. 30 finalists will be announced on the Graphic 45 blog on March 27th, so be sure to check back or sign up for their newsletter so you don't miss it. Please enjoy and let me know what you think. I'd love to hear your thoughts.
Good Ol' Sport 5" x 7" card.
Couture 5" x 7" card.
(Love the little scissors.)
I'll call this my Washi Box. It's created with black chipboard and Graphic 45's new washi tape collection.
The top has a built-in easel to display my calendar pages.
The easel portion collapses down for storage.
Inside the box is where I store the remaining months.
I had posted these back in December. I'm sure going to miss the Place In Time collection.
Place In Time Event Calendar. (or perpetual calendar). This is created using the large and regular ivory tags connected together. The date lines were done on the computer, printed on the parchment pages of Place in Time then matted onto a coordinating card stock.
I told you I was going to miss Place In Time.
Two ivory jump rings which come with the tag albums are connected together at the top for hanging. Each month will have birthdays and anniversaries written on the lines. I can use this calendar forever!
The new Shabby Chic metal keys were a perfect adornment at the bottom of each page.
Place In Time Book Box for Mom. This is the large book box from Graphic 45. I added feet to the bottom and created a pretty box for my mom for Mother's Day. She loves my handmade cards, so I am constantly making her card gift sets like this.
Top view of box.
Ribbons, lace, chipboard, and metal embellies.
Graphic 45 metal butterflies nested atop on another.
I created a pen holder for the inside of the lid by inserting a wide piece of decorative ribbon through the paper before gluing it to the box. The pen is clear, so I inserted some coordinating paper inside.
Inside the box are twelve cards, one for each month's theme. Did I happen to mention how much I'm going to miss Place In Time?
Good Ol' Sport 8" x 8"calendar. There's a little secret to this one.
I'll just show a few pages.
Here's the little secret: each month has a clear flap with the month on the front side and imagery from the paper collection on the inside. And underneath the flap are more images to enjoy. The 2" x 3" flap has an opening so you can change out the month when the new year rolls around. (the flaps come from Close To My Heart)
Sweet Sentiments Birdhouse.
Shabby Chic ornate metal door pull turned upside down serves as a nice window box filled with flowers. (I first saw this idea from fellow DT member Olga Struk) The door is made from a Shabby Chic keyhole and brad for the knob.
Inside the side windows are pleated curtains. I want to live here, don't you?
My Big Fat Botanical Tea album. Measures a generous 8" x 10". The covers are flat canvases, especially chosen to support that lovely ornate metal door knob on the cover.
Botanical Tea flowers, double-sided card stock. Talk about an easy embellishment. Just curve them and layer them up and they turn out gorgeous every time!
Inside front cover and page 1. Fussy cuts, chipboard, cut-aparts, and banners. You may have to click on the image to see the details better.
Pages 2 & 3. All pages use kraft card stock for a base. A nice, earthy texture to give the piece uniformity throughout.
Inside the envelope are four cut-aparts on kraft card stock with postage stamp pull tabs.
Pages 4 & 5.
Page 5 has a little side pocket with pull-out journaling card.
Pages 6 & 7
Page 7 is three regular tags connected together and accordion folded down.
Pages 8 & 9.
Page 8 is the back of 7, of course, so the pull-outs are adorned on this side too.
Page 8 is a tall envelope turned on its side. The closure is reinforced with little velcro dots.
Page 9 & inside back cover.
The album is heavy and chunky and so much fun to flip through. I used my Cinch and a 1-inch coil to bind it. This will make a wonderful gift.
Finally, I'll close with a few of my favorite Graphic 45 projects over the past year that you may recognize.
12" x 12" matchbook box for Dad. Bird Song.
Student's Message Board. French Country.
Fall Centerpiece. Steampunk Spells, Place in Time.
Tag Album. Steampunk Spells.
Not-So-Mini Expanding Tag Album. Twelve Days of Christmas.
Wine Gift Bag. Twelve Days of Christmas.
Policy Envelope Album. Bohemian Bazaar.
12" x 12" Layout. Botanical Tea.
Matchbook Box Display Piece. Couture.
6" x 6" Easel Card. Typography.
5" x 7" Card. A Ladies Diary.
Thanks so much for stopping by, especially today. Have a fabulous weekend!