Hey there Paper Peeps. I got lots of requests to offer our Thanksgiving Creativity Kits early this year so you can get your craft on and get a jump on your holiday projects. I’m only too happy to oblige : )
The kit is chock full of patterned papers, vintage images and pre-tied satin bows. I’ve created some really festive holiday cards with warm rich colors and vintage Thanksgiving images. Use this kit to create cards, tags, banners or labels for homemade treats to show people how thankful you are for them : )
Hop on over to the Etsy shop to get a detailed list of all the yummy little paper pretties in the Thanksgiving Creativity Kit.
Okay that’s all for me. Looking forward to Friday Funday with my crafty Peeps. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G
Well hello there Peeps! I’m excited to share my project today because it’s a project from Graphic 45. They asked us to share a tip that could be explained easily in an Instagram pic. The tip I’m sharing is actually something I use every single day at the shop. When I’m creating cards…..I keep a stack of masks made from manilla folders with the dimensions of the card cut from the middle. I make 6 1/2 x 5 inch cards….
The mask blocks out all the surrounding patterns and shows you what the papers would look like in the finished card size. That way you can move the papers and images around until you get an arrangement you like before you even begin cutting the paper. I use these so often I have quite a few. My shop masks all had doodles and phone numbers written on them….one had a coffee cup ring and glitter yikes! I made a new one just for this pic!
You can see how much easier it is to visualize the finished card when you can un-see the surrounding pattern.
Here is the finished card I created using the mask.
I painted and inked a little chipboard frame and layered on lots of fussy cut images and vintage buttons.
More fussy cut images here with festive jingle bells, a glittery star, Ivory Wrinkle Ribbon, and scrolly chipboard shapes painted to match the frame.
Once you try this tip I know you’ll be making your own stack of masks. Have them in every size of card you create…just don’t set your coffee cup on them lol.
Here’s a list of paper pretties I used to create this card:
Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas~ Drummers Drumming
Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas ~Holly and Ivy
Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas~ Golden Rings
Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas~ Swans a Swimming
Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas ~ My Turtle Dove
Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas Banners
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Tim Holtz Walnut Distress Ink
Dusty Attic Chipboard
Painted Jingle Bells
I hope you all enjoy a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G
Hey there Peeps. I’m dropping in to share a project that is very different for me. It’s not a card…..not a book…not a shadow box. It’s beer. Yes you heard me right. A 6 pack of bottles of my Hubbies favorite craft beer. Are you asking yourself if Ginny has finally lost it? Well maybe lol…but the beer gifty is for my Hubby for our anniversary. 21 years…how time flies. I wanted to to make it a little more special so I used my Good Ol’ Sport papers to dress up the carton.
It just so happened that the carton was mostly black…so I decided to take advantage of that and use it as a border. This saved me from trying to wrap the corners around a not so square package.
I finished the carton on all sides. I thought it might be put into use as a pen holder when the drinkies are gone. Or maybe it could hold all those little weirdo cords we need to plug the devices into the computer? The carton had est 1997 on it and I thought that was a fun little detail….also I didn’t want to measure and cut that odd angle at the top.
Covering the top was a whole lot easier than I thought it would be….I really wanted to cover the cardboard carton on the inside too so it would have a finished look inside and out. Just for fun I added some tickets to the bottles. I think my hubby would encourage me to do a tutorial on this project…especially if it gets him more fancy beer lol.
Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~Big Score
Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~Play Ball
Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~Touchdown
Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~Game Day
Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~ Number 1 Fan
Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~ Good Ol’ Sport
Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~ Good Ol’ Sport Stickers
Seems like a long time since I’ve made a project that didn’t have bows and flowers right? I’m showing my sportier side lol.
Okay that’s all for me except to wish Kenny a very happy Anniversary. I hope you have a fabulous day at work. I’ll be with the Teen Peeps getting all the back to school stuff settled..then off to tennis and maybe a lunch date with Jonathan and his best friend Dylan( my other kid from another Mother lol) I’m also wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G