3 Inspiring Projects: A Banner, Stamp Tutorial, and Mixed Media Magic

Hello, G45ers!
 

Happy 4th of July, to all you American G45ers with us today, and to those of you reading from outside the US, thanks for coming along as we celebrate the holiday, Graphic 45 style. We have a special surprise, All-American Alpha Banner for you by the  amazing Annette Green, featuring French Country – DCE. She also includes a SnapGuide to help you make your own. Don't worry, we also have something for everyone as well, with a Lena & Nico Voyage Beneath the Sea double feature. First up, Lena Astafeva shares a terrific stamp tutorial. After that, Nico Scrap shares his creative canvas. We hope that you can enjoy these three gorgeous projects, no matter where you are today. 

America Alpha Banner
By Annette Green 

"A patriotic banner using Graphic 45's French Country collection? Sure, why not. I've got a fun and easy tutorial today in Snapguide, just in time for the 4th of July. This banner will stay up throughout the Summer in our home, from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Here's the tutorial below. I hope you have a moment to check it out. Happy 4th to my fellow Americans!" ~Annette Green 
 

Check out How to Make a Vintage Patriotic Banner by Annette Green on Snapguide.

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Voyage Beneath the Sea Stamping Tutorial
By Lena Astafeva

 

“Join me as I continue to work with stamps. Stamps may be separate and independent material.

Let’s make an envelope for a CD today.” ~Lena Astafeva
 

Check out How to Envelope for CD by Elena Astafeva on Snapguide.

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Graphic 45 Supplies:

Other Supplies:

  • Watercolor Prima

     

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Princess Mermaid Canvas

By Nico Scrap

 

“Take me down into the dark deep sea where it’s just you and me.” That’s the quote I thought about when I was making this layout. I’ve imagined this mermaid as a princess in love with a humble human man, and she’s waiting to take him down into the dark deep sea to live his life in love with her forever.” ~Nico Scrap

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Graphic 45 Supplies:

Other Supplies:

  • Metal embellishments Scrapunlimited
  • Distresser

  • Black splash 13arts

  • Foam tape

 

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This week’s prize package includes a Once Upon a Springtime – Deluxe Collector’s Edition, Cafe Parisian 8×8 and 6×6 Paper Pad, Staples – Ivory Square Tag Album, and Shabby Chic Metal Door Plates and Knobs, a $60 value.  To enter to win, just comment here on the blog and/or Facebook today through Thursday. We will choose one random winner to be announced on the blog this Friday, July 7th.
 

Thanks for joining us today! To those of you celebrating, we hope you have a fun and safe holiday. Wherever you are in the world, we are so glad to have you with us here, where everyday is a celebration of crafting. Thanks to Annette, Lena, and Nico for providing today's inspiration. We would love to hear about your favorite patriotic and celebratory crafts in the comments below. We will see you back here tomorrow for more.

 

Happy Papercrafting! 

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