Friday, August 17, 2012

Graphic 45 Altered Halloween Tag

Hello Happy Scrappers!
Welcome on this glorious Friday!!
Today I have some quick inspiration to share with you using Graphic 45's Happy Haunting line and their left over packaging tags.

This fun little tag was created using the leftover packaging from G45's Metal Door Plates.
The extra large size lends tons of space for designing and is perfect for tying on large gifts. 

This design is simply created with a little layering, some fussy cutting and 3D foam squares,
The frame was cut from a different G45 Happy Haunting image, then placed dimensionally to create a doorway.  The dimension really helped to create the effect that she is walking through it. 

I can't seem to get enough of these clocks!! You will definitely see them again in my Halloween designs this year!!  They are just the perfect accent for so many things.

Down below this chipboard tag adds the perfect dimension and colors needed to really make the tag pop!  Add a metal key for interest (also great to hide that little punched hole) and the tag is almost complete!
Underneath I spy a small Happy Haunting scalloped sticker too!!!

To finish it, tie the whole thing off with a bow! It's just that easy to create a gorgeous tag with only a few simple layers. 

Halloween Tag
Supplies Used:
Graphic 45 Papers
Happy Haunting: Man in the Moon, Halloween Greetings, Midnight Magic, Bewitched, Trick or Treat, Jeepers Creepers
Happy Haunting Chipboard 1 & 2
Graphic 45 Staples: Ornate Metal Key
May Arts Ribbon
Colorbox G45 Decades Inks: Photogenic
Tombow: Glue stick
Scrapbook Adhesives: 3D Foam Squares
Ranger: Glossy Accents
Other: Left over G45 Packaging tag

That's all for today!!  Thanks so much for stopping by!!!
Hope you have a Scrap Happy Weekend!!!
Nicki Chicky

Monday, August 13, 2012

Halloween Hooplah with Graphic 45 Papers

Greetings and salutations on this wonderful Monday!
Today I am excited to share with you a little  Halloween inspiration,  along with a few photos taken from my show in KY this past weekend.
So let's get to it!

This fun card was created using Graphic 45's Black Policy Envelope book for the base. 
Glued closed at the top, decorated and hinged together along the sides to create a tall greeting card.

For the front, I wanted the feel of a costume party.  This little witch is all decked out in a handmade paper dress using G45 papers of course!  With orange and purple leggings, matching wrist lets and even some high heeled black shoes, this girl is ready to haunt the dance floor!
Atop her head she is wearing a wonderful matching hat, cut directly from G45 papers!  

This little chipboard tag added the perfect message, and little pop of white needed!  Plus it was the perfect spot to prop this cute little pumpkin. 

For the inside, I wanted to capture the feel of the season!  With some favorite iconic images of Halloween along with a pop up effect!

Looking down on the card, you can see that only the edges of the papers are glued, leaving the centers to have a slight pop up dimensional effect on their own. 
This pumpkin border was perfect for this effect, and I truly couldn't have planned the way it fit any better!!

Love the haunted house on the hill!!  Since the card was created as an invitation, it truly was perfect!
And overhead, a flying witch of course!!

Oh how I LOVE Halloween!! 

The best part of this little card is not only that it pops up, but it also has an interactive invite too!!!

How Peculiar...just pull the tab, and Presto!!! 

The perfect little tag to hide all the info!

Supplies Used:
Graphic 45 Papers:
Happy Haunting: Trick or Treat, Halloween Greetings, Midnight Magic, Man on the Moon, Jolly Jack - O – Lantern, Jeepers Creepers, Bewitched, Fright Night, Wordplay
Happy Haunting Chipboard 1, Happy Haunting Stickers
Graphic 45 Staples: Trim, Metal Hinges, Black Policy Envelope Book
Colorbox G45 Decades Inks: Photogenic
Want 2 Scrap: Bling
Marvy Uchida: Bat Punch
Quick Kutz: Fashion Doll Die , Wedding Dress Die
Sizzix: Big Shot
Bazzill Cardstock
Tombow: Glue Stick
Ranger: Glossy Accents
Scrapbook Adhesives: 3D Foam Squares

Now I just want to share a few pics from this wonderful little show I did this weekend in Kentucky.
This was officially my first out of state show, and WOW, was it a good one to start with!
Set in the hills of Kentucky, just along the river, directly across from Rising Sun Indiana.
This is the tiny town time has forgotten, where the town Mayor is a dog!! 
With only a few tiny buildings to call as down town, all kept original from the early 1900s. 
 All  filled with lots of lovely antiques, and fun knick knacks, I was in heaven!!

Here is a little peek at some of my Halloween creations!

And more of my new art blocks!!

That's it for today!  Thank you so much for stopping by and all your continued support!
Wishing you an outstanding week!
Nicki Chicky

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Graphic 45 A Ladies Diary Inspiration Continues

Greetings and Salutations on this wonderful Wednesday!!
Today the inspiration continues, using Graphic 45's A Ladies Diary.

This is another creation that was made and shipped off to CHA.  Designed with luscious layers of a Ladies Diary papers.  Then topped off with their matching chipboard and sticker sheet.

This line is great for fussy cutting too!  With so many gorgeous vintage images of people, I found myself wanting to keep on cutting.  Also with such a luscious mix of colors and vintage patterns this line is perfect for so many occasions. 

Here you can see 3 stickers borders and the word fashion all used from the matching sticker sheet. 
I also added a pop of black using this fabulous matching chipboard tag!!
I love how versatile G45 products are! 

These pearl flourishes from Want 2 Scrap add the perfect bit of charm.  The color matches so well to G45 papers, with that vintage appeal! 
All you have to do is just peel and stick your way to a perfection!!

And don't forget the inside of the card!! Easily decorated using elements from the sticker sheet and a few fussy cut images. 

Graphic 45 Papers
Want 2 Scrap: Bling Flourish
Tombow: Glue Stick
Ranger: Glossy Accents
Scrapbook Adhesives: 3D Foam Squares
Just a quick post today!  Thank you so much for your continued support!
Lots of LOVE and Happy Scrapping!!
Nicki Chicky

Monday, August 6, 2012

Graphic 45 A Ladies Diary High Heeled Shoe

Welcome Welcome!!
Thanks for stopping by to begin your week with a little inspiration!
Today I have for you a fun creation that I made for the Graphic 45 booth at CHA.

This ladies slipper is easily created using chipboard.  Decorated with the beautiful Ladies Diary papers from Graphic 45. 

Each tiny detail has been layered to look just like an old fashioned shoe. 
Using paper doilies, beaded lace and ribbon to create bold and beautiful accents. 

The heel itself was created using a small cardboard ring leftover from receipt paper. 
I simply cut the ring in half, then added a a piece of chipboard straight across the cut to resemble a heel!

For the front, a simple rosette topped with a little bling does the trick!
What is so wonderful about this shoe is all the different ways it could be decorated!
Made for so many different occasion, it could be used as wall decor, or even a fun party favor with a bag of treats pushed into the toe!!
It would even be great as a witches shoe done in blacks and browns!!!

 Around the rosette and the shoe I used Platinum stickles to create a little pop of sparkle, but with a vintage feel!

Unfortunately I didn't create a tutorial with pics for this shoe, but I do have all the templates to share with a little advice too!

This is the template for the bottom of the shoe.  To use it just left click and save picture as.  Re size as needed and print off.  Trace onto heavy chipboard, cut out and decorate. 
Mine was 8 1/2"

The shoe is created flat, then after if you would like to add a heel you will need to gently bend to get the curve of the shoe. Once in shape add your heel!

This half circle is used for the toe of the shoe.  This piece can just be cut from double sided patterned papers.  It is just a half circle that has been placed round side to the toe, then wrapped underneath the shoe and adhered. 
In creating I figured out the half circle can also be used to create the back of the shoe.
Shrunk down slightly and trimmed up a bit so that the straight edges of the half circle are gone. 
Then you can wrap it around the back to get an idea of placement.  Fold excess paper slightly under the shoe to get a crease.  Remove from the back of the shoe and start cutting slits along the bottom of the circle stopping at the crease to make it easily wrap underneath. 
Decorate as desired!!!!

Graphic 45 Papers:
May Arts: Ribbon and Lace pearl trim
Webster’s Pages: Bling
Ranger: Glossy Accents, Rock Candy Stickles, Platinum Stickles
Martha Stewart: Score Board
Other: Doily, Chipboard
That's all for today!!  Thank you so much for stopping by!!
Have fun creating!!!
Nicki Chicky