Monday, October 3, 2011

Graphic 45 and Scrapbook Adhesives Are Taking Over!

Welcome tthis week to another inspirational duo! 
Graphic 45 and Scrapbook Adhesives have joined up to bring you TONS of mind blowing creations from their incredible design teams!! 

Join in the fun for not one, but TWO weeks of great techniques, beautiful projects and of course some outstanding prize packs!! 
So make sure to stop by BOTH sites everyday for your daily dose of inspiration!!
Here is what you could win!
To enter into the giveaway,  just venture on over to the Graphic 45 Facebook Page and leave  them a comment. Scrapbook Adhesives is also offering a great prize this week!  Check out thier Facebook page and tell them that Graphic 45 sent you! 
 So have fun and get inspired with Graphic 45 and Scrapbook Adhesives!

For my hop projects,  I decided to use the leftover packing from Graphic 45's Chipboard buttons for a shaker box and Metal Staples packaging to create Christmas Gift Tags!  Also I have created a fun technique to share using your repositionable dot roller to create a "snowy" look! 

This tag was created using a mix of Wonderful Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium papers, combined with Hampton Arts matching cling stamps and Colorbox's spectacular new matching Decades inks! 
Made even more wonderful by Scrapbook adhesives 3D Foam Squares for that extra pop of dimension, and their repositionable dot roller for a truly original aged background!! 
Supplies Used:
Graphic 45 papers:
                      Christmas Emporium: Christmas Emporium, Joyous Noel, Believe, Tis the Season
Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium Chipboard Tags 1
                     Hampton Arts: Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium Cling Stamps 3
                            Colorbox Decades Inks: Antique Moss, Triumphant Red, Photogenic
                       Scrapbook Adhesives: 3D Foam Squares, My Stik Repositionable Dot Tape
May Arts: Black and White Ribbon
                          Ranger: Rock Candy Distress Stickles, Platinum Stickles, Xmas Red Stickles, Frayed Burlap Distress ink
             Martha Stewart: Apron Lace Border Punch
Tombow: Color Glue Stick
 Other: Leftover tag from Graphic 45 staples packaging
For the Second tag, I used an idea that has been nagging at me since I saw the plastic square and rectangle windows used to encase all the Yummy Graphic 45 Staples that I love!
This one was specifically created using the leftover tag and plastic square window from their Chipboard Buttons to create a Winter scene inside of a shaker box!

These little plastic pieces would have just ended up in the trash otherwise! 
So now you can put ALL your leftover packaging pieces to good use.
 And save the world too, one scrap at a time!  
And they come in a number of different sizes depending on which Graphic 45 staples package you use, so the creations could be endless!! 
Once shaken, the words "Merry Christmas and Happy New Year" are revealed from underneath the lightly fallen snow.  Making this tag the perfect fun and interactive package tie on! 
Also these tags are just the right size for that extra special handwritten Holiday greeting!
Loving the combination of Hampton Art's Christmas Emporium stamps and Scrapbook Adhesives's 3D Foam Squares!  To create this effect, I first stamped the desired image onto my tag.  I then stamped the image again onto cream cardstock and cut out certain parts that I wanted to pop up. 
 Afterwards I lined up the cut images over top the prestamped image on the tag and adhered using the foam squares!  Also the Chipboard Button couldn't have fit more perfect into the stamped image center!!

Supplies Used:
Graphic 45 papers:
Christmas Emporium: Christmas Emporium, Joyous Noel, Believe, Tis the Season, Santa Express, Happy Holidays, All I want for Christmas
Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium Chipboard Tags 1
Hampton Arts: Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium Cling Stamps 1
Colorbox Decades Inks: Venetian Lace, Triumphant Red, Photogenic
Scrapbook Adhesives: 3D Foam Squares, My Stik Repositionable Dot Tape Runner
May Arts: Red and White Ribbon
Ranger: Rock Candy Distress Stickles, Platinum Stickles, Xmas Red Stickles, Frayed Burlap Distress ink
Martha Stewart: Apron Lace Border Punch
Tombow: Color Glue Stick
Other: Leftover tag and plastic window from Graphic 45 staples packaging
And now last but not least, I have a fun technique I would like to share using Scrapbook Adhesive's Repositionable Dot Roller to create the aged "snowy" background used for both Christmas Tags!
Supplies Needed:
Scrapbook Adhesives Repositionable Dot Roller
Ink Blending Tool
Colorbox Graphic 45 Decades Inks
Yummy Graphic 45 Papers
Leftover Tag From Graphic 45 Packaging
Step 1: Cut and Cover leftover tag with desired paper. I used Happy Holidays to start with a cream base.
Step 2: Using Scrapbook Adhesives Repositionable Dot Tape Runner, Cover the tag with repositionable dots to a desired effect. For these tags I covered them completely with repositionable adhesive.
This will act as a mask for step 3!
Step 3: Once tag is covered with repositionable dot adhesive, use an ink blending tool to blend Colorbox Decades inks over top of surface of tag and adhesive.
Blend to a desired effect, making sure to cover entire tag with color!
Step 4: Once Dry, using your index finger, gently rub away adhesive dots to reveal a tiny distressed polka dot pattern.
  Continue until all adhesive is removed, then decorate as imagined!
Well, that's it for today!  Thanks so much for stopping by for your daily dose of inspiration! 
I hope this gave you a jump start in creating all those one of a kind Gift Tags for your loved ones this Holiday season! 
Don't forget to stop by BOTH Graphic 45 and Scrapbook Adhesives to hop into all the fun for the next TWO weeks! 
Enjoy the Journey!!!
Nicki Chicky

5 comments:

Maggy_Tronche said...

The first!! Yeii..Hi Nicole!! Love your project!!! Beautiful!! TFS!! Hugs.. Maggy :)

Nancy Wethington said...

Nicole, these are so gorgeous! And that background technique is genius!

Anonymous said...

The tags are beyond gorgeous and that technique is truly unique. I recently won a prize package from Scrapbook Adhesives and wasn't quite sure how I was going to use the repositionable dot rollers - now I do!

Thanks for sharing.
Dorothy C.

NanaBeth said...

These tags made my day-I love them.You and G45 are a perfect match.

Mae said...

Love the G45 products and your use of them with these tags. Especially with the shaker, how nice to find some inspiration for the packaging that is usually thrown out. Nice touch!
Question: I rarely see designs for the opposite side of tags. Do you choose to leave them blank or go for a simple design on the other side?