Thursday, June 21, 2018

Graphic 45 Fairie Dust ATC Tags

Asked to create a self portrait project for Graphic45 my mind raced. Should I upcycle some cool old dodad? Make a steampunky something or other?! Create a super cool Sherlocian whatchamacallit with Master Detective?!?! I was a mess of ideas!

I took a deep breath, refocused, and realized the exact right thing to do was play with the fairies.
My #G45selfie includes three things I like best... ATC's, fussy cutting, and fairy folk.

As a friend of the fairies, I'm all sorts of in love with Fairie Dust. It's so cheery and colourful. I've also added butterflies from Olde Curiosity Shoppe to my project, they just seem to go hand in hand.

I love working in ATC size. If I'm feeling stuck, or need to kick my creative mojo in the pants, creating in ATC size is undaunting (is that a word?) It's a non-stressful size, but big enough to be creative.

I also love fussy cutting. I do it while watching tv, collecting those tiny snips as I cut away. My best fussy cutting tips? Use super sharp scissors and cut more than you think you'll ever use.

Toss all those elements together and you've got yourself a cute-as-can-be set of Fairie Dust ATC's. I’ve created a video to show you exactly how I created these cute little tags. (

So grab some sharp little scissors, some Fairie Dust, and make some magical little tags with me.”

Staples - Artist Trading Tags-Ivory

Graphic 45 Supplies:
Tiny Toadstools
• Parlor Wall
• Butterfly Specifics

Other Supplies:
• glue
• ribbon

• foam squares


  1. Nichola you just sold some Fairy dust paper. I love G45 absolutely! But I am a Froud faery type of chick. I loved the faery dust and thought if I my girl was still little or I had little granddaughters I would have hopped on that as soon as it debuted. And is so pretty... but Froud.
    But now you have shown me the light lolol! These tags are wonderful and I need to have Fairy Dust paper and Old Curiosity Shop paper or I will start losing sleep at night. So you have definitely been a good choice of ambassador for G45 bc I have been admiring the pretty paper but giving it a pass. Now I am going shopping...x

  2. Nichola, these are truly magical!! The colors on those papers are just luscious!I may have to invest as well!
    Well done you! ")
    Jackie xo

  3. So excited. I got some of this paper when it first came out and saved it for "sometime ". It's absolutely charming. I have young friends in Wales who love the faerie folk. Can't wait to share with them.

  4. Wonderful delights! Your work is impeccable.
    As always, Thank you.