Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Creative Cutter Room, Graphic 45 Paper Projects and Challenge

I love being part of the Creative Cutter Room Design Team!! I Was so excited and honored to find out we would be sponsored from Graphic 45!!

Have you seen the amazing papers they have?? They specialize in vintage crafting supplies representing the 1920's and 30's!

I am working with the Playtimes Past Collection. This amazing paper is two sided, has amazing color and cuts like butter! And the best part is, I have had a stash of vintage embellishments just sitting around waiting for the perfect paper! And here it is!

For my first card I used the Tinker Toys Paper, also known as Connect the Dots

Front and back of Connect the Dots.
Cut circles of chipboard and paper using the Cricut
Adhered circles of  paper to the chipboard
Punched a hole in the center using my Crop-A-Dile 
Added a brad
Using opposite side of the paper, punched holes
added eyelets 
threaded Martha Stewart Twine through.
Using toothpicks I adhered the three tinker toy circles together.

The next paper I used was Dollie's Teaparty.

When I first saw this paper the first words that I thought of was "I remember when..." My sister and I used to play with these paper dolls!

PaperDoll Dress up to make the little girls
Peachy Keen faces and hand cut these adorable dresses.
Circle punch to punch the circles with the tea cup and flower. 
The back side of this adorable paper is the black with super cute flowers!
Perfect for the background.
Remember Stamp
Distressed the edges of all the papers with Tim Holtz distressing Inks.

Here is my favorite!
Using Life's A Ball Paper:

 Back of the tag:

Tag cut from Plantin Schoolbook 3 Times
Cut one tag at bottom and scallop punch
Distress Ink Tim Holz
Making memory Brads
K&Company Paper Flowers (Inked)
K&Company Die Cuts & Flowers
Me&My big Ideas Sticker

WOW!! I Think being able to use all my current supplies was the best part of this amazing paper!
I hope you enjoyed my projects and I hope you are so inspired to go and be creative!!

How about a challenge and a super prize??

Create anything but you must use Graphic 45 Paper!

Head over to Creative Cutter Room to submit your project! You have until February 28, 2011 Winner will be drawn on March 1,2011!

Here is a list of the other Design Team members, have fun and check them out for more inspiration!

Wait before you go one lucky winner will receive a stash of this amazing paper from my personal collection!!

All you have to do is be a follower,  pop over to Graphic 45 HERE and come back to tell me which is your favorite paper!

My favorite paper is Hallowe'en in Wonderland!


  1. I came from youtube where I learned how to make a butterfly card, sorry your chicks were sick. My DH got me a CricutE for Christmas, and I so wish I had the $ to run out and buy all the paper, ink & stamps I want *sigh* But My BD is next Monday, so who knows. I love this Graphic 45 paper, esp, the Springtime collection! OK domestic goddess is cute too. Your projects are fantastic. I am now a follower!

  2. Cute projects. I love the tag and all the details on it. I like the springtime collection and the Christmas past collection. Thanks for the chance to win.

  3. WOW My busy friend. You have been crankin out the projects. And they are all amazing! I totally love the tinker card, its wicked cool.
    Hugs Bonnie

  4. These are some awesome creations..love the Tinker toy one and the tag is fabulous with their cut outs on it.I do love Graphic 45! I love all their collections but I do really love the fairies on the Once in a springtime. So neat how they cut them out and make them fly when doing projects. Their papers are great for cutting out the images and making them 3d. Thanks for the chance of winning.
    Have a great week!
    smiles...always, Tammy

  5. Wow you have been busy!! Great work.

  6. botanicabella along with every thing else at graphic 45. where do i buy it?


  7. These are all so wonderful and inspiring!!! If only I had the time! Oh, and don't get me started on that gorgeous paper! You have a gift girlfriend... Thanks for sharing it with us!

  8. I love your cards, the tinker toy card is so cute!! Graphic 45 has such great paper options, I love the "on the boardwalk" I am a sucker for teal's. TFS all your wonderful creations :)

  9. I am in LOVE with Graphic 45. I love all their collections, but like you, my favorite is Halloween in Wonderland. I love it!!!!

  10. What great projects - and those papers are gorgeous! I've never heard of Graphic 45. I don't think it's available here. I checked out the site and LOVE the Curtain Call papers. Communique comes a close second though.

  11. Faboulous project! I have an Award awaiting for you on my blog. Enjoy!

  12. How unique--what creativity! I have an award waiting for you also! How popular you are!


  13. It's between Curtain Call and Le Cirque...so cute and vintage...brings back memories.


  14. I just got some Graphic 45 paper and have been wanting to use it, so I need to enter this challenge. Love your projects, they are great. I think the Le Cirque paper is my favorite.

  15. It;s hard to say which is my favorite because each design I look at gives me new and different ideas.

  16. Wow! Look at all the yummy goodness you created with the G45 papers! Love the tag!!
    barb :)

  17. Go stop by my blog you won!! Congrats:)

  18. Hi i am a follower and already have your button i think i have been following you forever. But thanks for coming by my blog and following me. Good luck with my giveaway. As for your giveaway I think that i like the On the Boardwalk. I love your tags and your cards are so pretty. Keep up the good work. Victoria :)

  19. I'm still digging on anything "Once Upon A Springtime"!

    Totally loving all your creations Carri. Especially the Tinker Toy card...memories..... Wish you were feeling well. hugs!!

  20. Wow! You have been busy! I love all your projects! The tag was my Fav:)

  21. How super fun these all are!!! I love the tinker toy one specially-what a great guy card!

  22. I have come back to tell you that I totally love the once upon a springtime set from graphic 45!! GORGEOUS!!

  23. WOW! These are all amazing! What great work :) Everything looks so elegant.

  24. Hey Carri, First I want to say thanks for the kind words about my poor scrap supplies that met an early, and unexpected death. It means so much, when people like you take the time to leave a kind word. Then I want to say that who doesn't like Graphic 45??? I have it, and love it, but then I am afraid to use it, because if I use it, then I wont have it anymore, but I think that I might break out the paper(that didn't turn into paste) and be a big girl and use it! Karen<3

  25. Oh, and Once Upon a Springtime is my fav right now!! Karen<3

  26. Super cards and tags. I love your tinker toy card, so creative!

  27. Whoa, I was scrolling through the post and looking at the pics on Creative Cutter--you made ALL those?? You ARE a busy bee, Carri!

    The papers are gorgeous, and all of your designs are inspiring--thank you!

    I'm following; there is no way to pick an absolute favorite graphic 45 paper, but I checked out the new spring set, and the postcards on the Woodland Fantasies paper are making me pretty happy right now!

    trishatoo at hotmail dot com

  28. Awesome papers. Thanks for the chance to win the Graphic 45 paper!

    Smiles Sher
    ShersL84bed at aol dot com

  29. I love Graphic 45. Everything Graphic 45!

  30. Your projects are amazing. Love all things G45. I just ordered the Romantique collection. Love it all. Thanks for the chance to win.

  31. All of these are fabulous!!!

  32. Your projects are fantastic, really love the tag. It reminds me..my favorite paper Steampunk Debutante.

  33. I love your tags the gears are awesome! I love this Graphic 45 paper,I like the Springtime collection! OK domestic goddess is cute too. Your projects are fantastic. I am now a follower! And happy to be
    Thersea tmdettloff@gmail.com

  34. Your projects are really creative. My favorite is the Tinker Toy one - totally clever how you did it!

  35. I totally forgot to mention that I love the Halloween collection and the Alice in Wonderland.