Saturday, March 19, 2022

Cottage Life Graphic 45

 Welcome back and Nancy, here, to share a very gorgeous new collection of Graphic 45 Cottage Life with scenes of beautiful old English countryside gardens of flowers of blue forget-me-nots and pastel pink roses against stunning charming old cottages. You don't want to miss having this in your craft paper collection for this spring and summer. 

TIP:  I made this easel card with this gorgeous paper and I always have trouble getting the easel part of the card to stay in place so this time, I used two small magnets on the end of the easel to the base of the card.  I took a picture with instructions to explain this to help you do this.  Also, I used the E6000 glue that sticks to the magnets onto the cardstock.  Just regular craft glues won't stick to the magnets and E6000 glue will stick.  Now when the card is open, the two magnets snap together to hold the easel card in place.

Card measures:  4 3/4" x 6 3/4"

Graphic 45 Cottage Life Collection with Stickers
4mm Pearl String
Bottle Cap Vintage Magnets  (Optional to keep easel card in place)

1.  Cut base at 4 3/4" x 9 3/4"
2.  Score at 2 3/4", 5" and fold with scoring tool
3.  Front of card, cut white cardstock at 4 3/4" x 6 3/4"
4.  Cut Graphic 45 paper at 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" and glue on white cardstock.
5.  Cut Graphic 45 paper with cottage scene at 4" x 6" and glue on pattern paper.  Take the border sticker from the collection and stick to bottom of the front and cut out excess strip of border.  Optional: Add a silver metallic cardstock around the sticker and using scissors cut out a metallic silver frame.  Add coral colored brads. Stamp a Happy Birthday to sticker.  Adhere to front of card with 3D Pop Up Adhesive Dots. 
6.  Adhere with a hot glue gun or craft glue the 4mm pearl string to front of card.
7.  Glue front of the card to easel frame
8.  Cut Graphic 45 paper at 4 3/4" x 6 3/4" and glue on inside easel frame
9.  See photographic and instructions above to add the magnets to the easel card to keep the easel card in place rather than having the front slide upwards.
10.  Fussy cut the flowers from the collection.  Tip:  Using your fingers or a scoring flower tool, on the back of the flower, press in the center and around the edges to get a 3D appearance.  Use 3D Pop Up dots in the center and craft glue on the edges of the cut out flowers and adhere to card.  
11.  Using a hot glue gun to apply the handmade coral colored bow and Wild Orchid Craft flowers to card.  
12.  Type up a sentiment and copy on paper.  Cut it out with your die and adhere to card.  Add some stickers from the collection for additional embellishments.  
13.  Enjoy your wonderful creation!

So get crafting and have a fabulous  day and thanks for visiting.

 The Rubber Buggy has the crafting supplies for your next project. So have fun crafting this weekend with these products.   My cards and projects are always posted on Saturday.  Keep watching and thank you so much for those wonderful comments as well as suggestions. 

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!


1 comment:

Jeannie Hafer said...

I love this card. The English cottage with the flowers is so beautiful. And using magnets is an awesome tip!