When you know your getting Graphic 45 in the mail soon it makes you want to do a happy dance! On top of that I did do a search and found the My Minds Eye Sweetest thing collections paper I was looking for. I would have been happy with just a few sheets, as I knew it wasn't new but I found 66 sheets of happiness all on the clearance rack.
Someone asked me where I get my paper, well there are a few places I get all that loveliness and I will share all those places with you at the bottom of my post. First I try out the collection by purchasing it a lot of times from scrapbooksteals.com. Then If I find I just love the paper and it makes me smile or be in a happy mood every time I look at it then I try to find more of it. That is kind of the way I buy paper. But Graphic 45 is a little different for me. I have to really love the paper or I don't buy it. I usually look on amazon for that as I can look at the different sheets and see if it is something I really want. I can also get it a lot of times without paying shipping as I have the amazon prime, which is not just free shipping. Look into it sometime. Anyhoo, I will start on my card now.
I started with the blank Basket Box from the new Box Cards SVG Kit from SVG Cuts.
I looked at my PDF which Mary works so hard on and I appreciate very much, and decided what I wanted in the way of the flowers a vine and so forth. I used the free butterfly but I only used the top as I wanted a crispness to the butterflies.
As far as the paper goes I did only use 2 sheets of paper. I just chose different parts of the pink to achieve the look I wanted, as always I inked the edges to give it that extra pop. The front and back inserts were not in the extras folder and I did have some trouble with the flowers as the ones in the box flower card are numbered differently. To make the inserts for the front and back I brought in the front piece and cut off the attached flowers and stems Mary had welled to them. I have Silhouette Designer software and one of the reasons I wanted a cameo was the wonderful knife in their software. Then I went back and welded the flowers and or stems and butterflies to the different pieces. I did have to trim the tabs a bit on the 4th insert as I wanted a little more space between that one and the back piece.
Add tiny black and white pearls to your butterflies and an eye the hummingbird. For the flower centers I used enamel dots. To make some of the flowers and the hummingbird stand out I used dimensionals (stampin Up version of pop dots.) I used my flower shaping tools to make the flowers stand out just a bit and just put a good circle of glue behind the center of the flower. The hummingbird is from Tropical Friends SVG Collection just sized down as were the flowers.
The label was also one of the freebies, but I only used the first and second piece. I didn't want to overpower the card. I also make the strawberry box card but it isn't finished yet. It needs something and I don't want to post a photo of it till it is done. This kit is so versatile and really has the wow factor going for it. It is also Free with a 9.98 purchase. Just make sure you add the Freegift code in the discount code box before checking out. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Craftin' Y'all! Blessings Sharalyn
SVG Kits and Collections Used:
Box Cards SVG Kit
Tropical Friends SVG Collection
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Collection
American Craft Card Stock, Vanilla, Sky, Mulberry
Stampin Up Ink, Wild Wasabi, Pacific Point, Regal Rose, Rich Razzleberry
Stampin Up Dimensionals
MME Enamel Dots
Recollections Tiny Black/White Pearls
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
Places I shop for paper:
Amazon/ Graphic 45
Scrapbooksteals.com : this gives me a chance to see how much I like the collection.
Allscrapbooksteals.com : American Craft Card Stock as I can buy the colors I use the most. I also buy the color chart as it is a TON of help.
P.S. You know you have paper crafting in your blood when your friends smell your Graphic 45 paper make the face you do, as if they just smelled the best chocolate in the world! Love that smell!