Friday, June 22, 2012

May Arts and Graphic 45

May Arts has teamed up with Graphic 45 for a creative week of inspiration-with today being the final day of the blog hop.  I am honored to be a part of this and thank you all for taking a look at my projects.

I created a keepsake box and Artistic Trading Cards-displayed on velvet ribbon-that can fit in the box.





To create the wooden box I decapodged old dictionary paper along the side of the box and painted the top, bottom and inside with acrylic paints.  I glued green velvet trim and topped the box with an ATC made from the G45 kraft reflections paper.  I embellished the card with sewn ribbons, chip tag, metal butterfly, holes punched and lots of ribbon knots.



I love the size,shape and feel of a playing card and often use them as a base for projects. Inspired by the G45 All Decked Out  paper I went ahead and used some playing cards as bases for my ATC’s and  also threw in some plain cards with only  holes punched for variety. Each ATC has ribbon, holes, paint and the G45 QUOTE...UNQUOTE paper for continuity.For the quotes,  I picked the sayings that meant the most to me. I then knotted, clipped, threaded cards on the velvet ribbon to put them on display.







Supplies:
May Arts ribbon 389-18-46, 3899-18-34, 392-58-09,SM09,340-32
G45 Kraft reflections paper
G45 metal butterflies
G45 Tropic Travelogue collection stickers and chipboard taag
Old dictionary pages
Playing cards
Acrylic Paint
Sewing machine
Button


For a personal giveaway from me, scroll down to post below!


Here is a recap of the week, in case you missed any posts!
Monday, June 18th:
Alberto Juárez http://vintageodyssey.blogspot.com/
Gloria Stengel : http://gloriascraps.blogspot.com/
Nicole Eccleshttp://www.nicoleeccles.com/
Jingle: http://www.justjingle.blogspot.com/
Charlene: http://www.paperandinkplayground.com/

Tuesday, June 19th:
Arlene Cuevashttp://butterflykisseswithlove.blogspot.com/
Jim, The Gentleman Crafterhttp://thegentlemancrafter.typepad.com/
Betto Cesarehttp://scrapguys.blogspot.com/
Vera: http://www.lingshappyplace.blogspot.com/
Latrice: http://www.latricemurphy.blogspot.com/
Karen: http://thebalddragonfly.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, June 20th:
Clare Charvillhttp://mycreativespirit.blogspot.com/
Kristin Wilsonhttp://www.kristinwilsonhandmade.com/
Sharon Ngoohttp://glooshmoo.blogspot.com/
Jenifer: http://stitchcutcreate.blogspot.com/ 
Tiffin: http://www.linwoodavenue.blogspot.com/

Thursday, June 21st:
Denise Hahnhttp://www.inmyblueroom.blogspot.com/
Laura Denisonhttp://www.followingthepapertrail.blogspot.com/
Susan Luihttp://luv2scrap-pages.blogspot.com/
Jen: http://jenshearsdesigns.blogspot.com/
Candy: http://candyscraps.typepad.com/scraps/
Kimberly: http://serendipityvintagestudio.blogspot.com/

Friday, June 22nd:
Jane Tregenzahttp://janetregenza.blogspot.com/
Maiko Miwahttp://shiny-scrap.blogspot.com/
Tara Orrhttp://eachmoment-onlyonce.blogspot.com/
Jinky: http://jinkyscrafts.blogspot.com/
Leah: http://1alabasterowl.blogspot.com/




121 comments:

  1. Lovely project perfect for storing our most treasured ATCs

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  2. I love your use of the cards and dictionary paper. This is a great upcycled project. God bless, Peggy Allen

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  3. beautiful project. Love your site.

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  4. Cute idea! Love how you used everything in the project. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. What an unusual project! It showcases G45 papers and May Arts ribbons beautifully.

    Lynn Wild

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  6. Gorgeous ATC cards and box!!

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  7. These are GORGEOUS!! I love love love how you added color to the Kraft journaling cards!!! Just FAB!!!!

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  8. Cool! A box and the cards to go in it!

    Smiles~
    Marilyn

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  9. Awesome box and banner. Love the Graphic45, and that velvet ribbon.

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  10. Now this is an unique project - love it and I like how you showcased it too. Gorgeous

    Hugs
    monica
    scraps2treasure.blogspot.com

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  11. What a clever idea! Great way to combine the techniques you love with the Graphic 45 paper and May Arts ribbon!

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  12. Very creative, love your work!

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  13. Great card idea with the banner. TY for sharing and the give away.
    Love May Arts and G 45

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  14. What a great idea! You have me thinking about playing cards now!!!! Love your creation!

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  15. Thank you for sharing your project.

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  16. Wow - what a fantastic project - love all the stitching and ribbons.
    TFS
    Tracy x

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  17. I love the idea of using playing cards!

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  18. Your project gave me an idea for all the shoe boxes that I have cluttering up my closet. Great idea and very pretty.

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  19. This is so clever! What a great idea to use playing cards as a base for these!

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  20. Such a lovely artistic goodie filled box. I like the idea of using playing cards as bases for your ATC. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  21. Love the ATC idea! Great way to display your art for inspiration. I need to do this too!

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  22. Great job making those tags with quotes your own style!

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  23. Super creative idea for save ATCs. Love the idea of the playing card with quotes. Didn't you just love playing with the beautiful May Arts ribbons in conjunction with the Graphic 45 georgous papers? I have to say I have been jealous of all you wonderful designers this week. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  24. Loved the box and ATC cards, they are fabulous!! Thanks so much for sharing your amazing talent with us.

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  25. Thank you for sharing! Great blog!

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  26. What a great idea! Love this project. Shari (cricutrookie)

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  27. ATCs are my favorite craft! You've made them proud!

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  28. I Love ATC's, Inchies or anything you can create in the miniature...great idea on how to display them. Love It.

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  29. The tiny cards are great. Thanks for sharing with us.

    Kim
    k1i2m3@cox.net

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  30. These are wonderful ATC'S and the box is so cute.

    Thank you. :)

    Sara Tanner
    Sar Tann

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  31. Very creative box and ATC cards.

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  32. This project is super fun! I love the little bit of sewing... I'm always a sucker for that too!

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  33. My first time visiting. I love your color choices: so fresh. The playing cards are a "draw" aren't they. So graphic and such a good base for so many ideas. Beautiful project.

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  34. What a unique box filled with such inspiration fun. Great job. Now I know what to do with my old playing cards sets that are missing a few cards. TFS

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  35. I love the project box, would love a tutorial. Perfect for gifting. Looks professional.
    alsmouse ~C8> Ratty Hugs

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  36. A box of inspiration!! How fun--a wonderful idea for collecting and saving memories and special moments. And I have hundreds of playing cards just laying around hoping for a new life! Thank you for sharing!

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  37. I love how you used the playing cards, I use them also and love the texture and strength. You have such a good idea, glad I found the blog hop, now I can be part of yours! TFS, Jan

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  38. What a neat idea -- love the box and I love using playing cards, as well. Thank you for the ideas. Blessings!

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  39. what a wonderful idea, thinking outside the box I love it thanks for the inspiration
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  40. Great project - thank you for sharing!
    Suzie

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  41. Wonderful work thanks for sharing

    Paula

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  42. Lovely stuff... the playing cards are such a good idea as a base. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

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  43. Wonderful...Thank You for Sharing...Di

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  44. Beautiful work and use of the cards, love the idea!

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  45. What a clever idea of using regular ole playing cards! I must get this Kraft Reflections paper from Graphic 45...I've seen so many wonderful projects on this blog hop using it! TfS!!!

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  46. So very inspiring! Really enjoy people who think on thier feet and use/recycle what is around. Great job@

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  47. What a great project...very unique!

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  48. Wonderful project and great idea behind it. TFS :)

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  49. WONDERFUL work!!!!!! I really like!

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  50. You are so creative! I love how every card is so different but they all tie in together. Awesome project!

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  51. Unique use of papers and ribbons. I enjoyed it!
    Ramona

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  52. I love the keepsake box and cards. Wonderful.

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  53. Beautiful box. Love the way you have used the playing cards!

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  54. What a wonderful project. Absolutely love it!

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  55. Each one a work of art. Thanks for a wonderful hop.

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  56. Wow! What a great project. All I need now is some velvet ribbon, an old dictionary & some playing cards. I tend to craft with tags rather than making cards; so crafting with playing cards should suit me. Will definitely be giving this a go. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  57. Hi Leah, Fantastic project! The trading card box is so unique. I have never seen anyone craft with playing cards before. I am forever loosing cards & having to buy new sets. This will be a great way of recycling.

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  58. What a beautiful project. Very nice job!

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  59. Loved the way you used the cards - I have several old decks just laying around. Very pretty.

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  60. What a very creative project. Great idea using the cards.

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  61. I bet the box, cards and ribbon make you smile everytime you walk into your studio. Made me smile too.

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  62. Cute idea using the cards like that.

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  63. Love the box. love the colors of the box.

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  64. Excellent project, beautiful colours. Thank you so much.

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  65. Leah, loved your box and the ATC's, but especially was taken so much by your choice of colors. They set the Graphic 45 Reflections quotes off so well with just a few chosen splashes of color to match the box. Very nicely done with coordinating ribbon from May Arts ribbon and thank you for giving the ribbon numbers! Thanks for sharing your talent and expertise.

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  66. Love the texture of the ribbons. I am a big fan of ATC cards. Great project.

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  67. What a clever idea...a banner in a box! Love this!

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  68. Love the box! The ribbons are beautiful and using the playing cards as your base is fabulous idea! Thanks for sharing your wonderful projects!

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  69. Cute idea! I have always hated chucking out those sets of cards when they have some missing. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  70. I love this! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  71. ...such a kewl idea.. we can make this too, right ? not too hard ?? thanks
    mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

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  72. What a beautiful project, this box is a great job !

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  73. Kitchy cute! Love the use of playing cards and all the sayings.

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  74. How cool! I just love this to pieces. :)

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  75. This is amazing! You are so creative!

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  76. What a delightful project. Beautiful

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  77. Love the palying cards! Beautiful!

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  78. Fabulous--love how you decorated the box and the velvet ribbon.

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  79. Beautiful box and artistic cards. Love the ribbons you used on your projects. Thank you for sharing.

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  80. What a nifty way to store and display ATCs.

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  81. Love these darling ATC's! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  82. Cool trading cards, great idea making a box to go with it!

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  83. Love the use of playing cards!

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  84. Awesome projects on the hop this week, thanks for all the inspiration and ideas!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  85. I love new methods to display and store ATCs. Pretty, pretty! Thanks!

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  86. Wow, I love the combination of vintage images with bright bold color! So unique and striking!

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  87. Very clever cards, and a great box to hold them! Liked the sayings you picked, too!

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  88. WOW!! There is so much to look at! What a wonderfull project!

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  89. Beautiful project! I LOVE the colors you used and all the details. . .WOW
    Robin

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  90. What a clever idea......love the bold colors...

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  91. this is so unique and cute. What a great way to encourage someone in the hospital, nursing home or at school with making a banner with some encouraging words on it. Thanks for the idea.

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  92. This is unusual and quirky & that is why I LOVE IT!!!! You did a great job. Thank you for your inspiration and hard work.

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  93. Great ATCs and storage box! TFS!!

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  94. What a fun idea Leah! I love that you made a cute little box to the hold the ATCs!

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  95. Very nice project. I did a similar one using "Little Darlings" paper for my daughter!

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  96. what an adorable and unique project! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  97. Really great ideas! Appreciate your sharing!

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