Happy Friday to all of our crafty friends! Today, we have a lavish 3D Home Decor Curiosity Cabinet to share with you using our Olde Curiosity Shoppe – Deluxe Collector’s Edition and two out of print collections, Rare Oddities and Steampunk Debutante. This post is in celebration of our Brand Ambassador from Australia, Joanne Bain. Joanne is the Queen of Fussy Cutting and Dimensional Projects, and this project is the perfect example of her talents. But before we dive into this magical world, we have our weekly contest winner to announce!
Weekly Blog Winner
This week’s prize package included a Little Darlings – DCE, Secret Garden – DCE, Floral Shoppe 8×8 and Ephemera Cards, Staples Die-Cut Tags, Door Knockers, and Stamped Metal Brads, a $97 value. The Winner is … R-JZ!
R-JZ had this to say on Ginger Ropp’s Introduction: “Welcome Ginger! I like the mini album and will make it with my G45 Floral Shoppe kit. Thanks.”
Big thanks to everyone who joined us this week and left comments welcoming in our new Brand Ambassadors. R-JZ please email firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize.
Brand Ambassador 2018-2019
Joanne Bain – Australia
“I am Joanne Bain from Queensland, Australia.
I am a very proud mother of 2 and I am happily married to my best friend and have been for 24 years. He is the best husband a girl could ask for and is very supportive of my paper crafting. Most of my inspiration for this craft comes from my wonderful family and friends and also the beautiful array of products that are now available. When I am not scrapbooking, I am kept busy with all activities involving raising a happy family and I like dabbling around with photography which is perfect as I always have something to scrap.
We live in sunny Queensland Australia along with our 2 dogs and more pet birds then I can count. I have been a scrapbooker for 16 years since my daughter was the age of 3 and then 13 years ago along came the other special boy in my life my gorgeous son, many of my creations tend to feature them.
My preferred scrapping preference is 12 x 12 layouts and creating off the page/altered projects. I am not locked into a specific scrapping style, as I am happy to give anything a go but I would describe my style as structured with lots of layers, fussy cut paper cutting, detail and dimension.
Curiosity Cabinet – #G45Selfie
When asked for my first post to create a ‘Self-Portrait’ project I chose to think out of the box and create something that is a total reflection of something that I love to do, that is to create something beautiful from nothing. When I -lay with Graphic 45 papers my mind goes into creative overload…lol.
This project shows that you can use things you have around the home to make something pretty, all you need is a passion to create and it all flows from there. My Curiosity Cabinet started life as the bottom of an old gift box, I added a few pieces of chipboard that I had in my stash and then attached the Graphic 45 Claw Feet so that it had a foundation to stand upon.
I incorporated 3 of my favourite collections, Rare Oddities, Olde Curiosity Shoppe and a little Steampunk Debutante. This project involved lots of fussy cutting, which is something I love to do, it has lots of little details and bucket loads of dimension.
I like my projects to have the more you look the more you will see feel to them.
Graphic 45 Supplies:
- Olde Curiosity Shoppe – Deluxe Collector's Edition
- Rare Oddities 8×8 Paper Pad
- Steampunk Debutante – Deluxe Collector's Edition
- Staples – Antique Brass Metal Claw Feet
I hope I have inspired you for my first post and I am so looking forward to the year ahead creating beautiful things and enjoying my time with this wonderful team.
What a STUNNING piece! We want to extend a warm welcome and big thanks to Joanne, we are thrilled to have her joining the family for another term as a Brand Ambassador. Please join us in the comments to welcome Joanne to the team. Thank you as well for taking the time to check out papercrafting paradise. We hope you have been inspired to pull out your paper stash and create something this weekend and be sure to share your projects using the #Graphic45 hashtag.