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Fun & Games with Fairie Dust

Posted by Graphic 45 03/21/2018 50 Comment(s) Home Decor,Tutorials,Videos,

Hello, G45ers!

 We have a very special Fairie Dust double hitter post, featuring a fun DIY board game by Grand Brand Ambassador, Clare Charvill.  Along with a fairy dream come true home decor piece complete with great crafting tips by Brand Ambassador, Katelyn Grosart.  Speaking of brand ambassadors, have you ever wanted to join the G45 Family?  Now is your chance!  We are hosting an open call for our 2018 Brand Ambassadors.  Check out details here...


Okay, let's jump into this post and let the fun and games begin!  


Weekly Blog Contest

Just leave a comment here on the blog,  Facebook, and/or  Instagram to be entered to win!  This week’s prize package includes a Sun Kissed 12x12 Collection Pack, Chipboard, Ephemera Cards, and a Mixed Media Album,  a $45+ value.  The winner will be announced on the blog, Friday, March 23rd, 2018.



Fairie Flip-it Game

By Clare Charvill


“Hi G45ers, are you a family of board game lovers? like we are.  I lifted an idea from a game we used to play with the boys and created a Fairie Flip-it version, all prettied up in papers from the stunning Fairie Dust collection.  I chose a mix of Patterns and Solids, Daisy Chain 12 x 12 papers and the feature image of the Fairie and poem from the 8 x 8 pad for the box, that measures, 9 1/4" x 6 7/8".  Green patterns and solids and one sheet of Dreamland 12 x 12 for the board and spotty patterns and solids/Tiny Toadstools 12 x 12 for the 64 handmade double-sided counters.” ~Clare






To see the full project follow the video below:


Fairie Flip-it Game YouTube Video


Graphic 45 Supplies:

  • Fairie Dust 12 x 12 Paper Crafting Pack
  • Fairie Dust 12 x 12 Patterns and Solids
  • Fairie Dust 8 x 8 Pad


Other Supplies:

  • Mini Games Box Kit - My Creative Spirit
  • Black Card
  • Red Line Tape
  • Tacky Glue /Glossy Accents



Believe In Magic Home Decor

By Katelyn Grosart


Hey G45 Fans! I don’t know about you, but I’ve been dreaming of Spring arriving soon. With Spring in mind, I set off and created my Believe In Magic Home Decor piece by altering a light switch plate using the Fairie Dust collection, Once Upon a Springtime - Deluxe Collectors Edition and some Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads. This piece will be perfect to add to any space in your home. You’ll want to grab a cup of your favourite beverage and enjoy the photos and tutorial of my Believe In Magic Home Decor Piece”.



Tip: Layer fussy cut flowers in with premade paper flowers, to create different texture and dimension.



Tip: To cover up the holes where you’d screw the light switch plate in, adhere a Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brad overtop of each hole.



Tip: Use a Clear Glitter Wink of Stella Pen on the fairies wings.



Tip: Hide different elements in amongst the flowers to give the flowers some extra detail.




Check out How to Create a Decorative Light Plate Cover by Katelyn Grosart on Snapguide.

How to Create a Decorative Light Plate Cover



Graphic 45 Supplies:

Staples - Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads


Other Supplies:

  • Petaloo: Mini Daisy Petites
  • Ranger Ink: Vintage Photo Distress Ink & Blending Tool with Foam
  • Wink of Stella: Glitter Clear
  • Misc: Light Switch Plate
  • Liquid Glue, Glue Dots, Sookwang Tape & 3D Foam Squares
  • Scissors & Edge Distressor


Thanks for joining me today and I hope that you’ll recreate my Believe in Magic Home Decor Piece at home.” ~ Katelyn Grosart

We hope you had a good time check out two different ways you can use one of our collections.  Be sure to let us know below in the comments what you are working on and share any tips, and you will be entered to win this week's Sun Kissed prize package.  Sending big hugs of gratitude to Katelyn, Clare and to you for joining us - you are the glue that binds us all together!  Have a great day and see you back here tomorrow for a journal featuring out Little Women collection.  


Happy Papercrafting!  

50 Comment(s)

Sue MacFall:
03/21/2018, 10:35:25 AM

What great projects - I always enjoy what Clare produces and Katelyn.s altered plate is just so fussy and frilly and I love the effect. Thank you both

Mathilde S:
03/21/2018, 10:41:42 AM

Claire your game is fun and so innovative.Both projects are very creative,showcasing the gorgeous papers perfectly.

03/21/2018, 10:55:47 AM

What a brilliant idea! Thanks!

Debbie Siddle:
03/21/2018, 10:56:16 AM

I love board games and this collection so it's a winning combination for me xx

Michele Lewis:
03/21/2018, 11:13:19 AM

Both these projects are just stunning! I love the game and I love all the fussing cut for the switch cover! Amazing how many different ways these Graphic 45 paper collections can be used!

Vanessa LeClear:
03/21/2018, 11:27:52 AM

What clever projects! Thanks for the inspiration!

Becca Yahrling:
03/21/2018, 11:31:46 AM

Clare is so creative and a genius to make her own game. And Katelyn's home decor piece is stunning, to say the least.

03/21/2018, 12:10:22 PM

I love the Fairy Dust game idea and will try something similar with the Old Curiosity or Master Detective Collections.

03/21/2018, 12:12:41 PM

This is my favorite board game! What a creative finish. I will definitely be giving this project a try.

03/21/2018, 12:21:45 PM

Loved the Light switch cover idea. Im thinking of using the idea as a center piece for a springtime wreath on the front door. Im definitely going to try it.

Carol Gillogly:
03/21/2018, 12:29:05 PM

Love it all!

03/21/2018, 12:34:25 PM

Two wonderful projects! I've never heard of Flip-It before, but it sounds like fun, and Clare's version is beautiful. And as soon as I saw the light switch cover I thought of what I could do for my grandchildren. Thanks for the inspiration!

Cheryl Wells:
03/21/2018, 12:41:02 PM

Gorgeous projects today - great ideas!!

03/21/2018, 12:58:15 PM

Great idea for a game from Clare. Katelyn's project is beautiful-love the 3D effect so pretty.

03/21/2018, 01:10:21 PM, gmail

Loved it all! I would never of thought of doing a light switch! It would go great with my shabby chic. Thanks for both projects

03/21/2018, 01:13:02 PM

Ce jeu est tellement original ! Et le travail de Katelyn est tout en finesse. J'aime beaucoup.

Kathleen E Capachione:
03/21/2018, 01:17:13 PM

I have always made light plate holders. G45 works!!! How fun is the game board????? You guys surprise us everyday.

Regina Harrison:
03/21/2018, 01:29:32 PM

These are both pretty, but really love the game board-How fun!

Julie Ann MacLean:
03/21/2018, 01:33:29 PM

The projects are always so beautiful. Sure wish I had time to be a G45 ambassador, just to get the new collections. Sigh!

Sue D:
03/21/2018, 01:39:08 PM

Cute decor and love the idea of making a game.

Robyn Marshall:
03/21/2018, 02:21:54 PM

I love these two projects, but I’m seriously in love with the game. I loved playing Othello with my Dad, and I can’t wait to create the fairie flip-it version. Thanks for the inspiration!

Susan Tomlinson:
03/21/2018, 02:42:27 PM

O my goodness are those creative projects! A boardgame would never have crossed my mind and a light switch cover... Too cute! So excited to enter the Sun-kissed drawing, it is so wonderful. I love the sand and sun theme! I'm waiting impatiently for summer here in Oregon. Ha

Trish Keegan:
03/21/2018, 03:04:41 PM

Just love all your projects - they are so creative and fun. Can't wait to try the Sun Kissed papers - Love the Beach!!!

Jan Kennedy:
03/21/2018, 03:04:49 PM

Great, clever projects! I hope to do something similar - esp. with the light switch!

Barbara G.:
03/21/2018, 03:11:48 PM

Who knew??? I look forward everyday to see what the talented people are going to create! They certainly never let you down!! What fun.

Dawn Belger:
03/21/2018, 03:19:32 PM

Faire Dust iss such a fun collection to create with. So many fun and beautiful projects.

Donna Russell:
03/21/2018, 03:21:02 PM

Love the game. My grand children are into games so this will be perfect.

Michelle Nettleton:
03/21/2018, 03:23:10 PM

Clair's game board is such a change from the norm. I had to watch the video to see how the game is played. So fun! The altered light switch plate was definitely a fussy cutting dream with lots of dimension. Love my evenings looking at the creations the designers share.

Suzy Q:
03/21/2018, 03:59:43 PM

What beautiful ideas! Thank you very much!

03/21/2018, 04:01:07 PM

Clair's game is a fun idea, and I like that she created a box for it, too. Love the delightful Fairy switch plate cover, too.

Jean Marmo:
03/21/2018, 05:19:39 PM

A board game?!? Your team is the best.

Dottie in CT:
03/21/2018, 05:27:06 PM

Such clever Fairie Dust creations. Love the Sun-Kissed collection--takes me back to fun days at the beach!

Dottie in CT:
03/21/2018, 05:27:07 PM

Such clever Fairie Dust creations. Love the Sun-Kissed collection--takes me back to fun days at the beach!

Glenda Buster:
03/21/2018, 07:33:23 PM

Beautiful and fun!

Martie Rollin:
03/21/2018, 08:51:12 PM

I always LOVE Claire's projects. She has such a sophisticated color style...makes the best color pairings on an album page! that light switch cover is so loaded!This is a wonderful prize package! Thanks, G45!

Diane F:
03/21/2018, 09:22:23 PM

Oh my goodness! Two very lovely and creative projects. Faire Dust was just perfect for these whimsical creations.

Fran Diggle:
03/21/2018, 09:24:21 PM

Two great projects from two talented ladies. I will definitely be trying the alternative version of the ‘flipit’ game for my nieces. The colours in this collection are just stunning.

H lorraine Edwards:
03/21/2018, 09:28:17 PM

Oh hour pretty are these. I love Fairy Dust - could do wonderful projects with this design You are such clever people at G45

Carolyn Lillard:
03/21/2018, 09:41:35 PM

Really love the projects and the paper line.

Judy Phillips:
03/21/2018, 10:35:10 PM

Thanks for these beautiful projects! Wow - even a game! How awesome!

03/21/2018, 10:55:42 PM,

Love it all! <3

Carla Hundley:
03/21/2018, 11:06:00 PM

Lovely game board set and love the light switch cover! Carla from Utah

Suzy H:
03/21/2018, 11:45:39 PM

Wonderfully creative ideas today! Anything other than 'Candyland' would be greatly appreciated! Thank you both for sharing these nifty ideas.

Sarah Hutchins:
03/22/2018, 06:52:40 AM

Wow! Two very different ways to use the gorgeous Fairy Dust papers. Love it!

Shannon Dario:
03/22/2018, 09:38:52 AM

Love these projects, then I click on links and I am lost. So many pretty ideas and not enough time.

Suzanne S Schlabs:
03/22/2018, 01:03:39 PM

So many wonderful ideas...the creativity is off the charts...a Lightswitch Plate!! Of all things!

Karen Rice:
03/22/2018, 10:57:19 PM

Oh my goodness! Covering the game box and pieces in G45 papers is so clever! Both decor pieces are phenomenal!

Lynda Woerner:
03/23/2018, 02:29:20 PM

I just discovered Graphic 45 products yesterday, and I am so excited to make my first project. I plan to work with the Fairie Dust papers first.

Suzanne S Schlabs:
03/24/2018, 08:58:12 PM

What are the rules of the Fairy Flip-it game? I want to make this game, but don't know how it's played

Jason "JD: Duigou:
03/30/2018, 05:41:45 PM,

Simply wonderful idea and design Clare - very well done!Cheers, Jason from Indianapolis, IN, U.S.A.

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