Today, we have a step by step DIY Frame Tutorial to celebrate our USA Brand Ambassador, Pam Bray. Pam has shared non-stop timeless projects with Graphic 45 for the last two wonderful years, and today she has gone above and beyond to commemorate her time on the G45 team for her farewell post. Pam used our Seasons paper collection and Staples – Square Tag & Clock Die to create this home decor piece. Before we just in we wanted to do our mid-week contests reminder, so be sure to leave your love in the comments to be entered to win!
Weekly Blog Contest
Just leave a comment here on the blog, Instagram, and/or Facebook to be entered to win! This week’s prize package includes Off to the Races 12×12 Paper Pad, 12×12 Patterns & Solids Paper Pad, Chipboard, Die-Cut Banners, and three embellishments from our Staples collection, a $73+ value. The Winner will be announced on the blog Friday, May 25th.
Graphic 45 Through the Seasons Frame with Tutorial
By Pam Bray
“It is a sad day for me…. two years and through two sets of Seasons I have enjoyed and loved every minute of being part of the Graphic 45 Team/Family!!! I will never forget the morning two years ago when I woke up to all the congratulatory post, emails and text! I thought I was dreaming when I saw my name on the Graphic 45 Team list and still keep pinching myself over the opportunity to be able to design for such a fabulous, loving and creative company. The Graphic 45 designers are all so wonderful and I love the new friendships that I have made with them and with the Graphic 45 community! I say goodbye to being a Design Team member but I will always consider myself part of their family, so they aren't going to get rid of me easily, lol! It has been an amazing, creative journey and I feel so honored and privileged. Make sure to follow me as I continue my creative journey and will share my creations with them and you. Thank you Graphic 45 for such an amazing, creative time!” Pam
“I love taking chipboard and creating frames. My last post for the Graphic 45 Design Team I am going to share an easy chipboard frame. You will need a piece of 11” x 11” and 10” x 10” chipboard to create the “Through the Seasons” Altered Frame. What better way to finish by term with the Graphic 45 team but to celebrate the seasons …they went by quickly and this project will be quick to recreate.” ~Pam
Graphic 45 Supplies:
- Graphic 45 12” x 12” Season Paper Pad
- Graphic 45 12” x 12” Winter Wonderland Strips and Patterns Pad
- Graphic 45 Tag and Clock Die
- 11” x 11” Chipboard
- 10” x 10” Chipboard
- 4 ½” Paper Doilies
- Xyron Tape Runner
- Pop Dots
Cover chipboard with pattern paper to create frame pieces.
Adhere together. Add border strips from each center to side of smaller chipboard frame.
Die cut doilies from paper; adhere to top of doilies. Add to top frame.
Fussy cut each season images from pattern paper adhere to each of the doily frames.
Continue until four seasons are on frame.
Fussy cut second images from pattern paper; add to top of frames with pop dots.
“This is not a goodbye, my darling, this is a thank you.”
Nicholas Sparks (Message in a Bottle)
We want to thank Pam from the bottom of our hearts for sharing step by step directions, inspiration, and beauty with all of us in the G45 community. We look forward to watching Pam on her creative journey and we're excited for more magical projects. Thank you all for joining us today, and be sure to come back for more tomorrow. Until then…