Hello my lovely crafty friends. You'll probably know I've been crafting with Graphic 45 papers since I started my You Tube Channel back in Jan 2011, and am just as much an addict now as I was back then - maybe more lol!!! Over the years I've designed and shared over 1500 Graphic 45 projects though my YT channel, blog, Craft TV and workshops and must have cut up thousands of those gorgeous papers we really only like to stroke and stash. Sharing creativity and inspiring others to be creative is a very special gift that I get a huge amount of pleasure and reward from, and to have been invited to be the face of Graphic 45 here in the UK again for the fourth year is really the icing on the cake. Thank you Diane, Charee and Amie - I'm really looking forward to sharing more of my inspiration and Graphic 45 products with lovely crafters over the coming year. I'd also like to thank everyone who follows me here on the blog and on You Tube. I really value your support, interest and comments.
Today is my official introduction for 2017 over on the Graphic 45 bloghttps://g45papers.com/Graphic%2045%20Blog?journal_blog_post_id=48. Whop Whop! I'm so excited. Do head over to their blog and take a look at all the inspiration they share too.
We get asked to design a project for our intro's, and with the gorgeous Master Detective 12 x 12 Paper Pad in front of me I was totally inspired by the banner on the front cover to design my latest project - a vintage style Compendium of Games Box. We had one in the house when I was little as did my Aunts and Grandies. I've always played board games with the boys and now they both have a Games Box made by mum as an heirloom to treasure, and use with their own families in years to come. And here it is:
Altered in the signature banner from the cover of the 12 x 12 paper pad, and a couple of sheets of 'We of Lies', the box has two clasps that hold all the goodies safely inside.
The counters fit into the little boxes along the edges of the base and the top ones are held in by magnets so they don't fall out as lid comes down. The letters on the boxes were die cut from black fun foam and highlighted with glossy accents. Little ribbon loops help to get them out of their slots.
and last but not least the Backgammon board. The larger two boards have been joined using my 'Signature' Assembly system - Black Construction Tape.
The base of the box has a great space for card and dice games too. I love the paper
I thought you might like to see the whole thing in real life so here's the video:
As you can imagine I had a ball designing and making this project - all worked out around a 12 x 12 paper pad, and, have to say I'm over the moon with how it came out. If you'd like to make the Compendium of Games Box too, the kit, which includes full video driven instructions is available to pre-order now from my website. Shipping from 20th July. Here's the link:
Shipping from 25th July 2017
This project is also one of the three options at my weekend retreats in November. If your interested in coming along click the links below for more info and bookings:
Graphic 45 2 day Weekend Retreat
Kenilworth Warwickshire 18th/19th November 2017
Graphic 45 2 Day Weekend Retreat, Norwich, Norfolk 5th/6th November
Thank you once again Diane, Charee and Amie for the invitation and to you all for your continued support and following- Here's to another year of creative fun :-) Cx