Thursday, February 02, 2012

Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Stamps

Edited: Y'all have to read the blog post at Graphic 45 today! Not only do they show more projects with some mini tutorials, but they said the NICEST things about me! I am beyond blessed to work with this fantastic company! They ARE like family!

Who loves new stamps?! Me me me! Today is my birthday and what better way to celebrate than with new stamps?! I made a bunch of projects for the Hampton Art Stamps booth at CHA, using the new collections of Graphic 45 stamps. Today I will share Olde Curiosity Shoppe with you.

Keep in mind, I get the new stamps weeks, even a month or more, before the new papers are ready. You will see all older paper lines here, but all new stamps!

I stamped the bottles and trimmed them out for this one. The paper is Once Upon a Springtime. I also did a splatter technique with the Clearsnap Smooch Spritz mists.

I love those stamped bottles! The labels are separate, making for all sorts of fun combinations!

For this card I used Steampunk Debutante with the new Olde Curiosity Shoppe stamps. They go together so well.

I created the flower using the Graphic 45 Staples flowers, sprayed with mist.

This next project was a ton of fun. I was inspired by a canvas I made in Christy Tomlinson's class at CKU.

Stamped images onto tan tissue paper with Staz-On ink, then I Mod Podged the tissue to a canvas. I layered on lots of paint.

And that is where Christy and I part company! I do not draw or doodle! I used a photograph and some other elements to create my project rather than trying to "do art"! (The photo is of my mother and some of her family. Mom is the girl in overalls on the far left. My grandfather is in the middle of the back row, and my grandmother is on right. My mom is one of 15 kids, so I guess those other kids are  some of her siblings.)

I created the flower with Graphic 45 Metal Flower Staples. I "dyed" the metal with alcohol ink and shaped it into a bud.

All the amazing chipboard phrase and the fence are both from Imaginarium Designs. I inked up the chipboard with chalk ink from Clearsnap.

The frame below is my favorite one from this set of projects. I purchased a cheap frame from the craft store and went to town with it.

I stamped all those bottles again, with the NEW Graphic 45 Decades inks, then colored them with Copic Markers.

I used a bit of An ABC Primer paper for the background, and stamped the large label onto it. I used Mod Podge to cover the frame with Steam Punk Debutante paper.

I love mixing gears with flowers. So...tomboy of me!

I used various layers of foam tape to layer the bottles.

Such a fun little project!

Here is a peaky of the project in the Hampton Art booth. (I made that printers tray also, but more on that tomorrow!)

Blow is the display that has the canvas, plus some of my other projects. This was an all Gloria shelf. It was so awesome to see all my work spread out there center stage! (I will reveal more items during the next few days!)

Next I have a few photos I took of the Olde Curiosity Shoppe display at the Graphic 45 Booth. I only did one layout with that collection of paper. It's the second project under that big question mark symbol.

I will be back tomorrow with the Little Darlings projects and on Saturday with the Tropical Travelogue items. (I won't show you any of my projects that I did for the Graphic 45 Booth until they reveal them on the Graphic 45 blog.)

I have so much to share this coming week! More Hampton Art projects, some photos of CHA...make sure you visit to see what I have to show you. I am such a blessed crafter to be able to work with such great products and such amazing people!

Stamps: Graphic 45 Curiosity Shoppe

Graphic 45 paper:
Once Upon a Springtime: Woodland Fantasy
Steampunk Debutante: Mechanical Mind, Ephemera Extraordinaire, Modern Marvels
An ABC Primer: Grammar School

Graphic 45 Staples: Trims, Flowers, Metal Tag Staples; Metal Flower Staples; Envelope Tag Staples

Clearsnap: Graphic 45 Decades Antiquing dye ink Photogenic, Dark Cashmere, Triumphant Red, Bon Voyage, Venetian Lace, Antique Moss; Colorbox Fluid Chalk ink Chestnut Roan, Creamy Brown, Olive Pastel, Lavender, Charcoal; Smooch Spritz Walnut Stain, Ginger Ale, Spun Sugar, Splash; foam blender ink applicator; Color Catcher

Imaginarium Designs: Chipboard

Other supplies:
American Crafts: Black, Kraft Cardstock
Neenah: Natural White Cardstock
Maya Road: Trinket pins, Bingo numbers
Wild Orchid Crafts: Flowers
Making Memories: Shopping Bag, Sky, Meadow acrylic paint
Copic: Alcohol markers
Prima: Vines, flowers
7Gypsies: Gears
Idea-ology: Clock, spinners
Inkssentials: Glossy Accents
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: Foam squares
Plaid: Modge Podge
Creative Imaginations: Jewel brad
Staz-On: Jet Black permanent ink
Scotch 3M: tape runner
Craft supply: doily; antique white grosgrain ribbon; brads; wood frame, canvas, hot glue
Other: tissue paper, bubble wrap


  1. Happy birthday!! I SO love this line and you've done beautiful things with it!

  2. Welcome home from CHA and Happy Birthday Gloria! Hope your day is as special as you are. Love the projects you and the team created, especially that frame with the stamped bottles - way cool!

  3. Each and every project is an inspiration! Amazing work :) and a very happy birthday to you!

  4. Happy Birthday, Gloria!! Whew, talk about eye candy!! Girl, these are fabbie!! Looking forward to the next posts!!!

  5. Happy Birthday!!!!! Your projects are just phenomenal! So many happy details to take in! Love them!

  6. Your work and graphic 45 just has to be the best... I love their papers and love what you do with them... BJ

  7. happy birthday girlfriend :)

  8. You are blessed, in so many ways.... I love looking at your creations with Graphic45, so inspiring - as is everything you create.

  9. P.S I forgot to say how much I adore all your creations.... they are seriously "BEAUTIFUL"

  10. P.S.S (I hope you're laughing) ...

    *singing in my sweetest Marilyn Monroe voice* (is that how you spell her name? LOL)

    Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you ....

    Happpyy birthday Gloria ...

    Many blessings to you on your special day... xxx

  11. Love your creations with this great paper range :)

  12. Happy Birthday Gloria!!!! Love your beautiful creations. Is there an online store for the Imaginarium Designs chipboard?