Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Graphic45 Curtain Call Peeks

Happy Ground Hog's Day! The BEST holiday of the year...because it's also MY BIRTHDAY! {giggle} I woke up to a clean kitchen and a large bouquet of flowers. My dh is "the man"! He and the kids plan to cook me a Weight Watchers friendly dinner tonight, and then dh is taking me out shopping and for sushi on Saturday. Not a bad deal!

I am still rolling out my Graphic45 and Hampton Art peeks. I know CHA is over, but many stores won't have the new stuff in for a few weeks, and in some cases months! So, I'll keep posting my projects to give you some inspiration for using the new products! This is the last of the cards I made for the Hampton Art booth, using the Curtain Call line.

I showed you a black and red version of this card. I like the black and cream version also. The Graphic45 papers are so rich! When I pull this paper out, cards just make themselves!

I used my trusty Spellbinders Nesties and the Tim Holtz paper rosette die. I sure love my dies. I have a Cricut, but I really like my dies better. I added lots of silver Stickles to the flower and around the edge of the image. The image is from the Curtain Call 3 stamp set.

I used one of the Graphic45 borders on the inside of the card. Aren't those musicians great?!

Of course, I love the Paris images most from this line. I have visited Paris twice and of all the places I can see myself living, Paris is top of the list!

I love the polka dots on the Leading Ladies sheet! But my favorite paper in the line is the Applause sheet with all of the tickets!

I stamped the Eiffel Tower in black, then stamped the postage once on scrap paper, then onto the main image to give it a faded look. I colored the stars with a Star Dust glitter pen. The images are from the Curtain Call 2 set.

I used more tickets and the postage for the inside of the card.

This next card is my favorite of the set. I showed you a black and teal version of this card, but here is the black and cream version.

Does this scream vintage or what?! I used the Spellbinders Nestie lacy squares die to make a frame for my image. The images are from the Curtain Call 1 set.

I stamped the Cinema ticket onto kraft cardstock, and then framed it with a Tim Holtz metal frame. I finally splurged and purchased some of these frames. I love them, but they are very expensive. They are the sort of thing I tend to hoard because they are so pricey. But, since this card was for CHA, I went all out!

For the inside I used another border strip, and then stamped and fussy cut the movie reel.

Naturally, I had to make a tag with this set. I love making tags. For whatever reason I never got into ATCs, but I love tags of all sizes. Tim Holtz does such amazing tags, but my style is different than his. I treat my tag like a mini scrapbook page or card front, where he treats his like an art canvas.

I added a pop of red to this tag, using some hand-dyed seam binding. I also pulled out some old Making Memories metal embellishments for this tag. It's always nice to de-hoard!

You can see all the dimension in this tag. I stamped an image from the Curtain Call 2 set, then distressed the paper. I added an Eiffel Tower charm. Something else I've been hoarding!

Here you can see a peek of the Pink Paislee foam embellishment. I inked and Stickled it to make it look like old wood molding.

This was my last Hampton Art peek. I still have all of my Graphic45 peeks to share! I am not sure when I'll show those, soon I hope! Tomorrow I'll have a CropStop sketch to show you, so come on back!


  1. All these are beyond gorgeous! Can't possibly pick a fav. Have a blessed birthday.

  2. Happy Birthday to you "and" many more....I was singing that to you.
    These cards and tags are WONDERFUL
    The papers are GREAT, and the embellies are really Neat. I hope you have a beautiful day.

  3. Happy Birthday :)
    These are all gorgeous & I Love the flowers!!

  4. Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, :)

    AWESOME creations!!!

    BTW: I think TH should take some lessons from you!!! your tags ROCK :)

  5. Happy Birthday, Gloria! Whew I made it by 3 minutes before 12! Hope your day was fabulous and speaking of fabulous, those cards are beyond that!! Happiness to you!!

  6. wow!! these are just so stylish! Hugs Juls

  7. Love this line and all the fabulous things you have created with it!

  8. Anonymous4:43 PM

    Gloria, what a feast for the eyes, all of these are so wonderful!!! thanks for posting them, love them all!!!!

  9. These are all just gorgeous, Gloria! How I wish I had this paper pack. Beautiful work! Really beautiful!