Hello, Readers and Graphic 45 Fans! I know that some of you have been waiting on pins and needles for the NEW 2016 Graphic 45 monthly project sheets to hit the blog! Well, the wait is over! I am sharing the January project sheets today!
The January project set includes an altered Mixed Media box with matching mini album, plus three cards! The card program this year is designed for beginners, but takes advantage of left-over product from the mixed media class!
To print the step-by-step directions for the Mixed Media Box and Mini Album, click HERE. The project sheet includes a full supply list, plus directions for the optional Metal Staples package! Each month, you will be able to create a mixed media project for an approximate retail cost of $30. The metal staples option will be about $10 more. The directions explain how to create the project, and then show you how to add the optional Metal Staples items!
We will be using the Mon Amour Collection for the projects this month. The Metal Staples are the Shabby Chic Door Pull and the Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keys.
The adorable Mixed Media Box is a fantastic project on its own!
But, I have also included step-by-step, photo directions for creating a six-page mini album, constructed from the photo mat inserts which come with the box! The album fits into the box!
If that is not enough fun, there is a second project sheet for creating three cards from the left-over product! If you want to "add-on" the card class, the cost is under $5. If you wish to make ONLY the cards, the retail cost is around $20, depending on the Metal Staples you wish to use.
I am sharing the cards with metal keys attached, but you can make the cards without that extra product, if you wish! If you use the keys for the Mixed Media Box and Album, you will have three left-over for use on the cards.
The goal of the card class is to show beginners how to create cards with minimal product and without using a lot of special tools, plus to show experienced crafters how to use up the scraps and left-overs from the larger class.
I will be back in April with the March project sheets! For the February projects, check the Graphic 45 Blog in March, or check with Maria Cole, who is sharing the class duties with me this year!
Here is a sneaky peeky of what I am working on next....