Fun & Games with Fairie Dust

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 12×12 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!  

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