Today, we have another one of our 3×3 Craft Challenges to share with you! Mix & Match 12×12 Papers, Stickers & Chipboard from three different collections to complete a project. Our challengers are Elena Olinevich, Marina BlauKitchen, and Sandy Trefger. First, Elena shares her Sherlock Holmes Mini Album, full of fussy cut fixings and die cut details from a variety of Graphic 45 hits. Next, Marina offers her lovely layout, full of lavish layers and seasonal surprises from her collections of choice. Finally, Sandy supplies us with her 3×3 Craft Challenge take on a Family Love Card. Her card prioritizes pastel pages from her three choices of paper. and features a ton of lovely floral embellishments. Check all three out below.
Before we jump on in, it is time to announce this week's lucky blog prize winner. The winner is Caroll Johnson, who commented on Facebook to say, "Love the winter and Christmas Graphic 45!" Thanks and congratulations Caroll. Please email email@example.com to claim your prize.
This week’s prize package included a Midnight Masquerade 12×12 Patterns & Solids Paper Pad, 8×8 paper pad, chipboard, tags and pockets, ephemera cards, and Square Tags.
Sherlock Holmes Mini Album
“Stories about Sherlock Holmes are one of my favorite all time, so when I saw Master Detective collection I knew what I had to create with it:
A special mini album about one of my favorite characters.
I did fussy cutting for my album cover. I added a Metal Door Knocker.
I decided to mix the collections for this mini. I looked through all the collections I am lucky enough to possess and thought about which would look great for a masculine album:
So here is my mix recipe:
- Master Detective – I used the papers and the Tags & Pockets
- Off To the Races – I used mainly the papers, the chipboard, and the Banners
- Steampunk Debutante – I used Stickers and a few cuts from the papers (out of stock)
It was fun to combine everything since G45 paper all has that vintage style.
When talking about the men’s world – the races. investigations, newspapers, moustaches, the cogs – these are the first things that come to my mind when I start thinking about what I would use for masculine projects.
I used many die cuts of mustaches, as well as the images from the Master Detective collection as my main focus.
I also used the silhouette of my die cut to make a dimensional image on the vellum and the pocket.
It looks great with the vellum
I embellished the dividers for my Mixed Media album with the Banners from the Off to the Races collection
I decided to add the women’s page too:
I added the fussy cut roses from Off to the Races papers and added the stickers from Steampunk Debutante
I also mixed the papers from both collections.
It was fun to mix the papers and the embellishments
Usually, I try to keep all the embellishments and the papers from one collection, however now I see that sometimes you need to use what you first found on your desk or in the craft basket.
I used the images for each page, and the best way to outline them was to add the photo frame that each stickers sheet contains.
The small chipboard pieces are great accents to them.” ~Elena
Graphic 45 Supplies:
- Master Detective 8×8 Pad
- Master Detective 12×12 Pad
- Master Detective 12×12 Solids and Patterns
- Master Detective Tags & Pockets
- Off to the Races 12×12 Patterns & Solids
- Off to the Races 12×12 Pad
- Off to the Races Banners
- Off To The Races Decorative Chipboard
- DCE Steampunk Debutante
- Mixed Media Albums Black
- Antique Brass Metal Door Knockers
- Metal Door Plates and Knobs
3×3 Basket Challenge Mix&Match
By Marina Blaukitchen
“Use stickers, 12”x12” pad and chipboard all from different collections and make a project!
Graphic 45 Supplies:
- Seasons 12”x12” pad
- Nature Sketchbook Journaling & Chipboard (discontinued)
- Botanicabella DCE Stickers
I made a layout using items from different collections and added a beautiful photo of my father from when he was a child around 1930.
I love the new collection Seasons. It is full of beauties. I chose the Autumn signature page.
I fussy cut the inside of the wreath and added more fussy cut flowers, chipboards, and stickers from Nature Sketchbook and Botanicabella collections.
It is very easy to combine Graphic 45 collections and make a mix & match. Try it with you favorite papers, stickers, and chipboards!” ~Marina
Family Love Card
By Sandy Trefger
“The Graphic 45 monthly 3×3 Craft Basket Challenge is so much fun, but it can be a real challenge. This month the challenge is a Mix and Match one, in that three Graphic 45 Brand Ambassadors were challenged to make a project using three different Graphic 45 collections. For each project, we had to use the following: one 12×12 paper, one sticker sheet and one chipboard set. The challenge was that each had to be from a different collection. Can you tell which three collections I used? Look closely and you should see Seasons 12×12 paper, Secret Garden Deluxe Collector’s Edition stickers, and Penny’s Paper Doll Family chipboard. I love how the beautiful florals and colors of each collection come together so beautifully.
Graphic 45 Supplies:
Tip: When working with different collections on one project, look for similar colors and florals in the images to bring them together. Use ribbons and twine similar to some of the colors that you see in the paper images. Mix flowers from different sets and companies to give you a range of floral variety.
- Cream or Ivory Cardstock
- Light Pink Seam Binding Ribbon
- Olive Green Twine
- Prima Flowers, Assorted
- Petaloo Flowers, Assorted
- Cheese Cloth
- Flat Back Pearls
- Decorative Pearl Button
That is a wrap on another Graphic 45 3×3 Challenge. We thank all three of our Brand Ambassadors, Elena, Marina, and Sandy for creating such fun projects within the guidelines. The best part of the 3×3 Challenge is that it is all of us who win when we get to see the beautiful results. We would love to hear about any ideas you may have for future challenges in the comments below! We will see you back here next week with more G45 style inspiration.