It’s Day 4 of Graphic 45 week on the Paper Crafter’s Library Blog! I can’t believe how time has flown! Collaborating with Graphic 45 and their fabulous designers has been such an amazing experience and we can’t thank Graphic 45 enough! All week we’ve been using their Tropical Travelogue Collection – an assortment of products with gorgeous patterns and vibrant colors.
If you’re just tuning in today, be sure to check out our posts for Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3 for more great projects and video tutorials. At the end of this week we’ll be giving away this amazing assortment of products from the Tropical Travelogue collection generously provided by Graphic 45. So you still have today and tomorrow to enter – the winner will be announced on Friday, April 6th at 4 pm EST!
Graphic 45 Designer Project
Our first project for today is by Tara Orr. You can see the gorgeous project below but in the meantime, here is a little bit about Tara:
I live in beautiful British Columbia, Canada with my gorgeous husband of 11 years and our three amazing kids. They are the heart and soul of my projects. I am now a SAHM to my precious little kiddos but before that, I worked as a webmaster in the Technology industry for many years and loved it.
Random Facts about Me: I have a degree in Psychology, a green belt in karate, love horseback riding, order a grande dark from Starbucks almost every day, prefer chocolate to any other sweet, am the oldest of 3 siblings, gave up hope of maintaining my ‘Monica from Friends’ (as my husband would describe) cleaning habit once I had kids of my own, have earned more grey hairs and wrinkes in the past 7 years than I could have imagined and love my family more than anything else on the face of this earth!
I started scrapbooking in November 2008. Instant addiction. I love papercrafting. It challenges me, it relaxes me and it lets me escape into a world of creativity that I adore. If you want to take a peek at some of my work, please stop by my blog (http://eachmoment-onlyonce.blogspot.com/) for a visit – I’d love to have you!
Memories Tag by Tara Orr
Patterned Paper: Island Jewel, Seaside Holiday, Paradise Postage, Exotic Destination/Tropical Travelogue Collection by Graphic 45
Chipboard Tags 1: Tropical Travelogue Collection by Graphic 45
Chipboard Tags 2: Tropical Travelogue Collection by Graphic 45
Metal Brads by Graphic 45
3D Foam Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives
Decorative Chipboard Frame by Imaginarium Designs
Chipboard Title by 7 Dots Studio
Misc: Twine, Acrylic Paint, Edge Scraper
Here are some up close views of the tag:
Paper Crafter’s Library Designer Project
Our second project for today was created by Sophia Landry, one our talented Paper Crafter’s Library Designers. Last time Sophia was visiting we went “junking” together at our local thrift store (same place I bought the coasters I altered for yesterday’s project). Soph found this pretty beat up shelving unit that was obviously quite old, and although it had a beautiful shape to it, it was not in the greatest condition. With a little love, and the application of Graphic 45’s gorgeous Tropical Travelogue papers, she turned it into a treasure.
The piece itself is quite large being about 2 1/2 to 3 feet tall and about 2 feet wide. She started by spray painting it and then covering all the flat surfaces (inner and outer) with patterned papers. Because she was working with only one 12″ x 12″ pad of the Tropical Travelogue papers (which have two sheets of each different double sided design) – she had to mix and match patterns.
Here’s a view of the front of the altered piece:
Here’s a view of the back which was completely spray painted white:
Here’s a view of the top:
Here’s a view of the inside bottom:
Here’s a view of the inside side:
There is a video tutorial and handout for this project available to our Paper Crafter’s Library members. The principles she used in altering it though, are pretty much the same as those that I applied when I altered my coaster holder (for which there is a free video tutorial in yesterday’s post).
So there you have it! Day 4 of our celebration of Graphic 45’s Tropical Travelogue collection! Be sure to stay tuned for tomorrow’s post with more great projects, free video tutorials, and a wrap up of Graphic 45 week!
A Bit About Paper Crafter’s Library
The world of paper crafting is HUGE! Whether you are a beginner, or you’ve been creating for years, the sheer number of different products, tools, techniques and project ideas can be overwhelming. After spending 6 years helping thousands of paper crafters around the world become more successful in the creative space through her series of kits, digital tutorials and online classes, Andrea Walford began looking for a new approach to education. In 2011 she launched Paper Crafter’s Library – the first, and still to this day, only website that provides an all-in-one learning solution for paper crafters. With almost 800 videos currently in their library and 4-5 new videos added each week, Paper Crafter’s Library offers comprehensive training on products, tools, techniques, and project ideas. From beginner through to advanced, whether your interest is in stamping, card making, scrapbooking, creating 3D items or altered art – you’ll find all the resources you need to navigate the world of paper crafting in ONE place, organized and indexed so that it’s quick and easy to find.
Be sure to sign up for our free email newsletter which features weekly video tutorials. For more information about Paper Crafter’s Library and how we can help you take your paper crafting to the next level, check out the Benefits of Becoming a Member.
Tropical Travelogue Collection Give-Away
To enter to win the Tropical Travelogue Collection please leave your comment below. Also, be sure to stop by the Graphic 45 Blog as well as Tara’s blog for another chance to win, and tell them Paper Crafter’s Library sent you! Winner will be announced on Friday!