Showing posts with label graphic 45. Show all posts
Showing posts with label graphic 45. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Wee Floral Fairie Scene in a Tiny Tin with Fairie Dust from Graphic 45

If you follow me on Instagram, you'll know that I've been whining about being sick. Despite feeling like death on a stick, I've been really productive. Working has been a distraction from feeling terrible. (Don't worry, I'm feeling positively perky today.)

One of the things that popped off my work table was a collection of little fairy tins. 

There's not much to these cuties. They're made with "Fairie Dust", inexpensive clear topped tins, a whole lot of fussy cutting. 

I started by fiddling around with just one wee tin... then quickly went through the entire half dozen I had on hand.

I got so carried away I even made a tutorial so that you can join me in my madness. My voice is pathetic because I'm sick, and the lighting is horrendous because I really didn't plan on making a tutorial for these, but the How-To vid can be found over HERE.

You can absolutely make these with any tin or box. The tutorial gives a technique for covering an object with curved edges.

These are made with the "Fairie Dust" collection save for the wee yellow butterflies from "Flutter" and these Wee Wings Transparency

Want to make your own? Good! Here are all the bits you'll need:

Graphic 45 Fairie Dust
Graphic 45 Flutter
Wee Wings Transparency
Small metal tin
Good quality white glue (I use Aleene's tacky glue)
Hot glue
White acrylic paint
Adhesive foam squares
A pinch of glitter

And here's that tutorial link again... HERE.

And remember, if you're feeling inspired and make your own, please tag me! I really appreciate the shout out, and I absolutely love to see the things you make. xoxo

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Graphic 45 "Princess" Paper Crowns

You know that as soon as I saw Graphic 45's "Princess" I was going to make crowns. It was an inevitability!

Graphic 45 "Princess" Paper Crowns - Nichola Battilana

And I did! Three simple paper beauties.

Graphic 45 "Princess" Paper Crowns - Nichola Battilana

I cut a simple three pointed crown shape from the 12" Princess pad, about 6" tall at the highest point.

Graphic 45 "Princess" Paper Crowns - Nichola Battilana

Added a 1.75" band around the bottom, and secured a ribbon for tying between the layers.

Note: the gold piece you see there was a Fancy Gold Dresden Diadem I had in my stash BEGGING to be used!

Graphic 45 "Princess" Paper Crowns - Nichola Battilana

This gave me the base to which fussy cut butterflies, die cut pieces, Princess Chipboard,
Princess Stickers and other embellishments were added.

Graphic 45 "Princess" Paper Crowns - Nichola Battilana

These butterflies were snipped from papers from Olde Curiosity Shoppe—Deluxe Collector's Edition.

Graphic 45 "Princess" Paper Crowns - Nichola Battilana

These were snipped from "Flutter".

Graphic 45 "Princess" Paper Crowns - Nichola Battilana

There are a few Metal Brads here and there but I wanted to keep these crowns really lightweight so that they didn't slip around when worn.

Graphic 45 "Princess" Paper Crowns - Nichola Battilana

Want to make your own "Princess" crown? Here's a list of all the supplies I used:

Graphic 45's "Princess"12" Princess Pad
Princess Chipboard
Princess Stickers
Square Tag & Clock Dies
Metal Brads 
Self adhesive gems
Foam Squares

Graphic 45 "Princess" Paper Crowns - Nichola Battilana

Have a beautiful day, and here's hoping spring doesn't dally!

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Garden Goddess ATC's

My toes are cold. I am wrapped in both a blanket and a very woolly, very warm, scarf. I am THIS CLOSE to dragging the little oil heater over to my desk and using it as a chair. I feel like I just might never ever get warm again!

I shouldn't complain. We've had such a mild, 'easy', winter.

Between this chill, and the plethora of seed catalogs Mr Pixie has strewn about the house, I can't help but long for spring.

With daydreams of blooms and sunshine in mind, I pulled out "Garden Goddess" from Graphic 45.

I used papers from the 8x8 Garden Goddess Pad and went to town making a group of artist trading cards.

A whole bunch of flowers and figures were cut from various Garden Goddess papers, then I experimented with layouts and layers.

They probably took a lot longer than they needed to... but I'm certain the warm thoughts were taking off the chill!

The butterflies on the cards are snipped from Olde Curiosity Shoppe... but really, you could use any little paper butterflies.

That little blue patch of sky is a snippet from vintage music paper with some smushed up white and blue paint.

Want to make your own? Here's the supply list:

ATC blanks
Acrylic Paint
Old paper

**You could absolutely cut your own cardboard ATC blanks from a cereal box, but THESE chunky ATC blanks are some of my favourite things. They take an absolute beating without warping at all and are super thick and strong.

If you're in this hemisphere, I hope winter is being kind to you. Stay warm, lovelies!

P.S. While we're talking about warm thoughts... I'm escaping the cold next week and headed to a warmer climate (Helllloooo Cuba!) Only digital files will be available in the etsy shop from February 2nd to 11th and my internet will dodgy at best.

P.P.S. I have a "Snowday" sale wrapping up tomorrow. Here's your coupon codes if you'd like something from my etsy shop:

SNOWDAY10 10% off $15+
SNOWDAY15 15% off $30+
SNOWDAY20 20% off $60+
SNOWDAY25 25% off $100+

Simply enter your code during checkout xo

Monday, December 17, 2018

Sweet and Simple #G45Tags

As much as I adore bright and colourful Christmas wrap, there’s something lovely about “brown paper packages tied up with string”. They really are one of my favourite things!

I’ve made some sweet and simple #G45tags as a perfect finishing touch to those packages.

I’ve used papers from the Christmas Magic Patterns & Solids Pad with flower and leaf dies from the Large Tag, ATC Tag and Flower Dies Set

I added paper leaf sprigs and a single assembled flower (made with the two smallest flower dies) to Artist Trading Tags–Kraft along with a few faux berries.

If I had beautiful handwriting I’d add pretty writing to the tags… alas I have a decidedly messy scrawl so I opted for a simple stamped initial in gold embossing powder.

A length of twine, a touch pine (or maybe a candycane or two!) these sweet wee tags add such a nice homey handmade touch.

To show you just how easy these are to put together I have a quick little video to show you exactly how I made them.

And here are all of the supplies you’ll need:

Graphic 45 Supplies:
Christmas Magic Patterns & Solids Pad
Large Tag, ATC Tag and Flower Dies Set
Artist Trading Tags–Kraft

Other Supplies:
Faux berries
Hot glue
Embossing powder

Happy Papercrafting!

Friday, November 16, 2018

Flutter Cards with 60 Second Tutorial for Graphic 45

The holidays are coming up so fast, and for many people that means Christmas, winter celebrations, and Thanksgiving, but I couldn't help but make a big batch of beautiful general purpose cards with "Flutter"

Flutter Cards with 60 Second #g45videotutorial - Nichola Battilana

Flutter Cards with 60 Second #g45videotutorial - Nichola Battilana

Because even with all those holidays peering around the corner, there always seems to be a thank-you that needs to be sent, or someone who could use a pick-me-up 'thinking of you' card. I am absolutely certain that these will not go to waste!

Flutter Cards with 60 Second #g45videotutorial - Nichola Battilana

These cards are simple. There's a bit of fussy cutting, but that's about as difficult as it gets . No fancy cutting or folding with these beauties. They are so easy that you'll whip up a big batch in no time at all.

Flutter Cards with 60 Second #g45videotutorial - Nichola Battilana

I've made a 60 second video to show you just how quickly they'll come together.

Easy as pie!! So grab a mug of something warm (or a glass of something tasty) and create a big beautiful stash of cards for those unexpected important moments that happen year round… even when the holidays are looming.
Flutter Cards with 60 Second #g45videotutorial - Nichola Battilana

Here are all the supplies you’ll need to create your own collection of “Flutter” cards:

G45 Supplies
Flutter 12 x 12 Collection Pack
Flutter Ephemera Card (back in stock!) Clearsnap Decades Dye Pad Venetian Lace

Other Supplies:
Adhesive foam squares
Floral Stamp
Gold embossing powder
Corner punch (optional)
White paper
Glue Stick

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Holiday Shadow Pillow Boxes

Do you ever wake up with an idea? I do, then immediately forget what it is. But not this time! This time I an idea struck me as soon as I awoke and by george I made sure it stayed in there. Not only did I make it stick, I followed through and made the thing I thunk up!

I'm sure it's all the matchboxes I've been working on that inspired these shadow-pillow-boxes. Using the pillowbox template found on the inside cover of Graphic 45's 8" paper pads, I traced and cut out pieces from Christmas Magic, then simply cut a window from one side of the box before assembly.

You could put all sorts inside... a wintery scene, a photo of this years visit with Santa, a picture of your cat. I've opted for a simple sentiment cut from Christmas Magic, and more of the winged Santa's Little Helpers that are fluttering all over my studio.

I seriously love these wee fellows. They are utterly charming and delightful!

**SHAMELESS PLUG ALERT: The wing transparency is available HERE. A download to print at home can be purchased HERE.**

I mean... come on... my teeth hurt from all the sweetness!

A paper sprig of greenery, some red holiday berries, a bow...

... and tah  da! You're all set!

Oh! I added a very sensible amount of glitter too.

NOW you're done.

Here's the list of goods I used to make these cute shadow-pillow-boxes.

Christmas Magic
I used the 8" pad for the boxes, the wee fellas were fussy cut from the 12" Santa's Helpers sheet
Wee Wings Transparency Sheet
Fancy Red Holly Berries Mix
1/4 Inch Red Holly Berry Stems
Green Ribbon
Waterfall Stickles
Clear glitter

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Santa's Helper Holiday Cards

I found a set of card blanks and envelopes at the DollarTree and thought I'd whip up some sweet holiday cards. So I grabbed some Christmas Magic and set to work.

I say I whipped up this set, but I began by spending a night fussy cutting an entire sheet of "Santa's Little Helpers" from the 12" Collection Pack. (I was watching Filmworker which was a really great documentary btw).

Next I added some wee transparent wings to the little dudes. I can just picture these little fellas fluttering about, switching out burnt out christmas lights, taking care of all the tiny chores that go unnoticed.

A band of gold embossing power backdrops a length of holly from Christmas Magic "Gifting Gala". An iridescent acrylic snowflake is added and a sentiment from Christmas Magic "Gifting Gala" or the Christmas Magic Ephemera pack.

Finally, those sweet little winged helpers!

I mean, how cute! Right?!

Some of the cards have a bit of jute twine added and a smidge of stickles sparkle because... well... glitter!

Want to make your own sweet wee cards? Here's the list of all the bits I used:

Christmas Magic 12" Collection Pack
Christmas Magic Patterns & Solids Pad
Christmas Magic Ephemera pack
Wee Wings Transparency Sheet
(or Wee Wings PDF Download to print your own)
Gold embossing powder
Acrylic snowflakes
Jute twine
Card blanks

And I've still got a load of these cuties hopping around the work table. They might be making appearances until Easter!