Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Vintage School Themed Greeting Card (2 of 3), Graphic 45's "An ABC Primer"

Hiya folks! Here's another of my vintage school themed cards using G45's "An ABC Primer".



Thanks for your visit today! It's the end of the school year so if you're interested in giving this to your favorite teacher, please hop on over to Killam Creative Paper on Etsy.

As always, I'm just on the other end of your keyboard if you have questions about this card or about any construction or materials. I love to share!

Cheers,
Susan

Friday, May 15, 2015

Vintage School Themed Greeting Card (1 of 3), Graphic 45 "An ABC Primer"

Hello hello hello! As promised, here's the first of my G45 "An ABC Primer" trio. These cards were so much fun to make. I love the rich tones of the paper and was happy to reflect them in the flowers.


 The little girl is layered above the poetry panel. Throughout is layered card stock and machine sewing. And touches of Stickles... always the glitter glue!


The inside has coordinating panels and a space for "thanks for a great year" teacher notes. 


Here's the card and gift box set. Fun!


Thanks so much for your visit today. If you are interested in purchasing this one of a kind card, please visit my Etsy paper shop. I hope you get your craft on, too. As usual, I'm always around to email if you have questions.

Cheers,
Susan

Thursday, May 14, 2015

A Trio Of Graphic 45 ABC Primer Cards!

Hiya folks! I have a teacher tease for you... I've made a trio of greeting cards from Graphic 45's "An ABC Primer" paper. I'll share them individually over the next few days, but I wanted to give you an idea before I sat down to write all three posts.

I love this paper line and was sorry to use up the last of it. (However, if I can pull another one out of the scraps I will!)


Each one is decorated on the inside and has a coordinated gift box. They're all in the newly restocked  Killam Creative Paper Etsy shop if you'd like one for your favorite teacher!

As always, questions are welcome -- even about construction.

Thanks for visiting today. I appreciate you!

Cheers,
Susan

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Halloween In Wonderland Mini Album

Hiya creative folks!

I have a mini album to share today. I was never an Alice fan until this Graphic 45 paper line came out. Now I'm hooked!

I wanted to make another album and box set, but this baby ended up being too chunky for the box I started, so it's flying solo. (I've already started a tag album for that box - can't let it hide in a corner, can I?)


It's a wee 4" x 6" (plus rings) and can pack tons of Halloween memories in the nooks and crannies. There is fussy cut layering throughout, including Alice, the mirror and Queen here. I've used my signature beaded pins plus an assortment of flowers on the front. There are seam binding ribbons and AW-themed charms on the binder rings.

Let's take a look at the first pages. Please click the photos for larger versions and to get a good look at the details. On the left, there's a removeable clip on the tiny purple tag. This opens up the inside. The edge of a photo can be tucked under the trio of queens. Inside the flap are two mats.

The folder on the right side slides out and has space for 4 photos.


The next pages have pull-out folders and will fit 7 photos.


The same pages, with more detail shots. I like this so much I had to show you all the goodies. Can you see that the White Rabbit on the playing card as well as Tweedledee and Tweedledum are layered?


Pages 6 and 7, with six photo panels. Both the hand and rabbit are layered and sealed, which makes them quite sturdy.


"You certainly do make delicious cake!" Page 8 has two pull-out tags and page 9 has six different playing cards.


It looks like Alice is peeking around the tag! Under the "curtain" are two more removable panels for photos. The last page includes on large tag for two photos as well as 3 newspaper clippings from Wonderland.


That's it for this album! The Cheshire cat is on the back but I don't have a photo. This album is available for purchase in my "Killam Creative Paper" Etsy shop.

Thanks so much for your visit today! I'll be happy to answer any questions you might have about this album. I hope it inspires you on your projects!

Cheers,
Susan


Friday, May 8, 2015

Circus Procession Greeting Card

Hiya crafty folks! I have a quick share with you while I'm packing up for tomorrow's Art Asylum. I discovered more Graphic 45 Le "Cirque" after making the Controlled Mayhem card last week. I just had to make one more circus card!


This is a fun collection! It looks like the silly inside clown is running from the wicked flowers. Can you see the string of hot dogs in his hand? Maybe it's not the flowers he should be worried about!


Here's the matching gift box. 


Thanks for visiting today! I hope you find time to create this weekend.

Cheers,
Susan

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Matchbox Fairy Garden

Hello hello! When I saw these Graphic 45 matchbox boxes, I knew one would eventually be a fairy garden of some sort. I love fairy gardens!


The matchbox is 3" x 5",  and with tiny feet and a handle it stands 6" tall. I used Pink Paislee's Butterfly Garden - remember that gorgeous paper? I have just a little bit left these days. Perfect for small projects like this!


I can't seem to get the coloring right on this photo, but you can still see the full garden. :) Since the matchboxes are snug, I simply painted the insides a very light peach color, then distressed a bit with fine sandpaper. That way it still slides.

Thanks for visiting today! I hope you find time to get a little creative, too!

Cheers,
Susan

Monday, May 4, 2015

"You Are Unforgettable" Greeting Card

Hiya! Your heads must be reeling to see so many new projects in such a short time. Hee here -- sorry about that! This girl is on a roll!

I bought Prima's Romance Novel in an A9 size last year. I didn't use it because A: I didn't feel much like making anything paper-y last year, and B: I didn't know what to do with it. Last week I flipped through and saw the "unforgettable" panel and went "Aha!" Here's the result.


I love this card. There's something about the feel of it in my hands. It's a simple message to the receiver. "You are unforgettable".


Also in the Romance Novel pad was the hand. I cut a circle around it and glued it to thin chipboard. Once dried I cut carefully around the actual hand and tinted the edges brown. The stamp in the upper right was cut out and adhered to red card stock, then I used a tiny 1/16" hole punch to make the stamp  perforation thingies.


Inside is more sewn lace and a few flowers, with a nice big panel to write sweet nothings.


Here's the card with the matching gift box.

thanks for stopping in today! Maybe this will give you inspiration for your next Romance Novel project. If you ever have questions about how I do something, please feel free to ask. There's an email link on the side bar if you'd like, or here in the comments.

Cheers,
Susan