Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Typography tray tutorial for Graphic 45, Petaloo, and Xyron blog hop!

Good Morning!

This week, Graphic 45 is teaming up with Petaloo and Xyron for an amazing blog hop giveaway! To enter for a chance to win, stop by each blog and leave a comment!

1. Graphic 45 -
2. Petaloo -
3. Xyron -

It was so much fun making my project for the blog hop! Here it is:

I've had this 7 Gypsies tray for quite a while, and actually intended to use it for a different project. But when my Typography paper came in from Graphic 45, the black back drop seemed perfect!

I used some Perfect Pearls in Heirloom Gold all over for a warm "gold wash".

And have you heard of Gina's Designs? Oh my gosh, amazing chipboard pieces! That's where I got my letter "C" below, as well as the gate. Although, that's not really a letter, it's a flourish!

More amazing Petaloo flowers! I LOVE them!!

I used my Spellbinders Butterflies die to create the pretty butterflies throughout.

Would you like to make a similar tray? Below is my tutorial on how to make one just like this! Granted, you may not have all the pieces, but you can let your creativity flow and come up with something that's just your style! Don't forget to stop by Graphic 45's blog today to leave a comment for your chance to win! Hop over to Petaloo and Xyron as well for even more chances at winning some amazing prizes!

Graphic 45's prize this week!!

Typography Printer's Tray Tutorial

12” x 12” Graphic 45 Typography Typography
12” x 12” Graphic 45 Typography Inspire
12” x 12” Graphic 45 Typography Create
12” x 12” Graphic 45 Typography Inscribe
12” x 12” Graphic 45 Typography Journey
12” x 12” Graphic 45 Typography Imagine
Graphic 45 Typography Stickers
Graphic 45 Typography Chipboard
Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Door Pulls
Graphic 45 Metal Clothespins
Graphic 45 Chipboard Buttons Staples
Petaloo Darjeeling Petites – Autumn
Petaloo Darjeeling Mini Mix – Autumn
Petaloo Foliage – Greens
Petaloo Dahlias – Teastaine, Autumn, Grey/Blacks
Petaloo Daisies – Grey/Blacks
Xyron Mega Runner
Gina’s Designs Small Fence
Gina’s Designs Flourished Open Frames Medium
Spellbinders Font One – Lowercase die
Spellbinders Butterflies die
Perfect Pearls – Heirloom Gold
Stickles – Platinum
7 Gypsies Artist Printer’s Tray

Step 1. Take your Inspire paper and cut (6) 2.75” x 3.75” pieces. Take your Journey paper and cut (3) 2.75” x 3.75” pieces. (Note: If you are using a printer’s tray other than the 7 Gypsies Artist Printer’s Tray, you will need to re-measure.) 

Step 2. Take a big letter “C” and gate, like these ones from Gina’s Designs, and apply gold paint. 

Step 3. Take Create paper and cut out the letters “r, e, a, t, i, v, i, t, y”. Take Imagine paper and fussy cut lady image. Fussy cut the images from your Inscribe paper per photo. 

Step 4. Gather (2) metal door pulls, (2) metal clothespins, some chipboard button staples, and Typography chipboard.

Step 5. Gather a wide assortment of orange, yellow, black and grey Petaloo flowers.

Step 6. Locate a bunch of different green Petaloo flowers and leaves.

Step 7. Use a butterfly die to cut out (4) butterflies onto your remaining Typography and Inscribe paper. Flip each butterfly so there is a different pattern. Adhere Typography chipboard and Petaloo flowers on top. 

Step 8. Use your Xyron Mega Runner to adhere your 2.75” x 3.75” pieces to your printer tray per photo. 

Step 9. Top row: Adhere metal door pulls and flowers onto Inspire paper. Attach the alphabet sticker letters “F, A, L, L” to Journey paper along with (1) clothespin. Use an alphabet die to cut out the letters “f, o, r” and adhere to blank spot, along with fussy cut images and flowers.

Step 10: Middle row: Adhere large letter “C” with small flowers to blank spot. Attach mini letters using foam dots to the rest of the row. Adhere chipboard button staples, fussy cut images, and (1) clothespin.

Step 11: Bottom row: Adhere large flowers to far left spot. Adhere gate, then fussy cut ladies and pen. Adhere flowers over ladies. Then, adhere butterflies per photo.

Step 12: Optional: Apply Platinum Stickles to petals and Perfect Pearls in Heirloom Gold all over frame.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Graphic 45 Mother Goose Easel Album

Hi there!

Yesterday, my 12" x 12" Mother Goose easel album was shared on the Graphic 45 blog! I made this for their booth at CHA (Create-N-Connect) this summer! This was such a fun project and oh my gosh, I used up sooo much paper, but that's okay - the more the merrier!

The ladies and gentlemen over at Graphic 45 are still giving away their fabulous 12 Days of Christmas paper line, so if you'd like a chance to win, head over to their blog or Facebook page! Just leaving a comment will enter yourself into the contest! Thanks so much for looking! 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Featured on Paper Crafter's Library Blog today!

Good Morning, crafty friends!

I'm so excited to share that Paper Crafter's Library blog today! Here's a sneak peek of my project they are featuring today:

Be sure to stop by the Paper Crafter's Library blog today to see the whole project! Thanks for looking!!

Monday, September 16, 2013

12 Days of Christmas Tag

Good Morning!

Today on the Graphic 45 blog, we're featuring some festive Christmas tags made with Graphic 45's new 12 Days of Christmas line and their tag albums! You'll see some lovely tags by fellow design team members Romy Veul, Clare Charvill, and me! If you stop by the Graphic 45 blog or Facebook page and leave a comment, you'll be entered to win this new Christmas line!

Here's mine that I made for Graphic 45's booth at this summer's Create-N-Connect:

Graphic 45 Paper:
The Twelve Days of Christmas Joyeux Noel
The Twelve Days of Christmas My True Love
The Twelve Days of Christmas Ladies Dancing
The Twelve Days of Christmas Swans a Swimming
The Twelve Days of Christmas Calling Birds
The Twelve Days of Christmas The Twelve Days of Christmas
Graphic 45 Embellishments:
Ornate Metal Keys
Regular Tag Album
Additional Products:
May Arts pink, olive, and pink/silver ribbon
Petaloo Darjeeling petites – Teastaine
Petaloo Dahlias – Teastaine
Idea-ology Baubles

Thanks for looking and have a great week!

Monday, September 9, 2013

G45 Tag Bag Tutorial

Today on the Graphic 45 blog, we're highlighting a couple different projects using Graphic 45's regular tag album. My project below is featured, along with an amazing mini album made by Annette Green!

G45 is giving away a fun Place In Time prize pack this week! To win it, just leave a comment on Graphic 45's blog or Facebook page. Thanks so much for looking and have a great day!


Graphic 45 Paper
8” x 8” Place In Time August Cutouts
12” x 12” Place In Time August Cutouts
12” x 12” French Country Sunflower
12” x 12” French Country Bon Appetit

Graphic 45 Embellishments
Regular Tag Album
Ornate Metal Key Holes
Chipboard Buttons Staples
French Country Chipboard 2

Additional Products
Core’dinations Tuscan Sunset
Lifestyle Crafts Whimsy embossing folder
(2) 12” long green & yellow May Arts ribbon
Glimmer Mist – Diamond
Stickles – Copper


Overall note: Ink all edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink before adhering.

Step 2. Take two regular tags and trace onto the blue strip. (Note: If you want, you do not need to trace the hole in your paper; the hole is actually covered up by chipboard embellishments later on.) Then, adhere these to both tags on the side of the tag where the metal grommet is flattest. Trim corners.

Step 3. Take the green strip and cut the following: (2) 2 1/8” wide and (2) 3 7/8” wide. Locate your Tuscan Sunset paper and trim off (2) 3 7/8” wide x 2.25” tall pieces. Emboss with your favorite embossing folder. Adhere these to the bottom of the other side of your tag. Adhere the 3 7/8” wide green pieces to your tags, above the Tuscan Sunset paper. Trim corners.

Step 4. Place your gingham pattern strip length-wise in front of you. Score it 4.5” from the left and 4.5” from the right. Then, score the top (2) rows of gingham lines and the bottom (2) rows. Make cuts in the top and bottom middle of the paper and fold to make a “U” shape.

Step 5. Take your 2 1/8” wide green pieces and adhere over the gingham paper per the photos, making sure that the green side faces inwards. You just made the little box for the inside of your bag!

Step 6. Take your box and place glue on one side. Adhere it to the blue side of one of your tags, ensure that it is centered and flush to the bottom. Then adhere the other tag.

Step 7. Cut out the following pieces from your 8” x 8” August Cutouts paper. Set aside. Fussy cut about 7 – 8 large sunflowers and leaves from the Sunflower paper.

Step 8. Locate the red and blue French Country chipboard 2 tags. Fussy cut the August Cutouts patterns per photos and adhere with foam dots. Tie 12” of green ribbon through each tag. Cut out images from Bon Appetit paper.

Step 9. Arrange pieces per photo and adhere. Use foam dots to add dimension.

Step 10. Arrange pieces per photo and adhere. Use foam dots to add dimension. 

Step 11. Cut out the following border pattern from your 8” x 8” August Cutouts. Adhere the ends to the sides of your bag. Adhere ornate metal keyholes. Locate 2 chipboard button staples and adhere behind chipboard tags. 

Step 12. Spritz bag with Glimmer Mist in a sheer color like Diamonds. Apply Copper Stickles to center of sunflowers.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Quick French Country Card

Good Morning!

Here's a quick birthday card I made using some of my Graphic 45 French Country scraps. My oldest youngest brother turned 30 last Saturday, so I wanted to make him a card that also doubled as a gift card holder.

It ended up being more feminine than I intended ... but because green is one of his favorite colors, I couldn't resist. :) Have a great rest of your day!


Graphic 45 French Country Sunflower
Graphic 45 French Country Promenade
Graphic 45 French Country Rendezvous
Graphic 45 French Country Provence
Graphic 45 French Country A La Carte
Graphic 45 French Country Montage
Graphic 45 French Country Chipboard 2
Graphic 45 French Country Banners
Graphic 45 French Country Alphabet Stickers
Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Keys
May Arts ribbon & jute
Recollections flowers
Recollections metal brads