Welcome to Day 4 of the Graphic 45/ May Arts Blog Hop!
Thank you for dropping in!

Graphic 45 and May Arts have teamed up to bring you wonderfully inspirational projects and some great prizes too! Scroll down to the end of this post to see the awesome goodies you can win!

I love May Arts ribbons….awesome quality and great colors….combine them with the BEST paper out there…Graphic 45, of course…..and you are half way there to a successful project! For this project, I combined a selection of products from the drug store to alter with the brand NEW A Ladies Diary collection to create a lovely Boudoir Tray.
This grouping included an inexpensive ornate frame, 
a hand mirror, a bar of special soap, and bath products in old fashioned style bottles.

Here is the finished, altered group:

First, add patterned paper behind the glass of the frame. Paint wooden beads and attach to the bottom corners to act as feet. Add lacy ribbon along the perimeter:
Remove the existing labels from the bottles. Trace the perimeter of the tag shaped packaging from any Graphic 45 Staples item on patterned paper to create a new label. Apply the new label and add a punched paper strip, ribbon, G45 A Ladies Diary Stickers and A Ladies Diary Alphabet Stickers. A bow of wide ribbon attaches a G45 A Ladies Diary Chipboard Tags #1 to the neck of the bottles. Create a fun bottle topper from G45 Metal Flowers and G45 Metal Button Brads. Add a punched paper band, ribbon and a G45 A Ladies Diary Chipboard Tags #1 to the bar of soap.

Paint the hand mirror with a coat of acrylic medium and then a coat of metallic acrylic paint. 
Attach an accordion fold album insert from the G45 Film Canister Tin. Embellish the cover with G45 Staples, flowers and bling. 

Embellish the pages of the album with patterned paper, stickers and ribbon.

Create tags from G45 Staples packaging.

Materials Used:  
Paper:  G45 A Ladies Diary collection in 8 x 8 and 12 x 12, G45 A Ladies Diary Stickers,
 G45 A Ladies Diary Alphabet Stickers, G45 A Ladies Diary Chipboard Tags #1, 
G45 Staples:  Metal Hinges,  Metal Flowers, Button Brads
Ribbon:  May Arts
Flowers:  Prima Marketing
Bling:  Want To Scrap
Baubles:  Idea-ology

Now for the best part:

Graphic 45 is holding 2 giveaways. 
So make sure to leave your comments at each blog on your journey!!
 Two winners will be chosen at random from their comment left on the designer’s blogs.
Winners to be announced Monday, June 25th on the G45 blog.
Here is what you could win from Graphic 45:
12×12 Little Darlings Paper Pad, 
1 Set of Little Darlings Stamps, 
1 package of Chipboard Button Staples, 
and two spools of May Arts Ribbon. 

Here is a little info about Graphic 45 and May Arts:

Graphic 45 Bio:

Graphic 45 an award-winning scrapbook and paper crafting company — owned and operated by a mother and her two daughters. Together we create vintage inspired crafting products that capture the flamboyant style of the 1920’s and 30’s – with vibrant color, irresistible texture and imaginative design to create products with decades-old appeal that’s both fresh and familiar. Let our products inspire your next scrapbook layout, card, album or home decor project.

May Arts Bio:
May Arts Ribbon was founded in the early 1980’s in Riverside, Connecticut. The original products were high-end silk flowers imported from Taiwan, which were decorated using quality ribbons. The decorative ribbons proved so popular among customers that the business gradually evolved into a dedicated ribbon wholesaler.
As a family-owned and operated business, May Arts began a long-standing tradition of quality,affordability and exceptional customer service. We are dedicated to carrying on this same tradition by offering high quality products at competitive prices. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff is always happy to answer your questions or to assist you in placing your order.May Arts carries a wide selection of quality ribbons to choose from; such as grosgrain, silk, satin, burlap and a variety of prints and patterns. All inventory is held in stock, so we can ship orders out right away—typically the same day.


Here are the links to the other stops along the blog ….you can always go back to visit those that you missed:


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/



Thank for joining m today. Stop by again!!


Laura

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