I'm Jennifer Snyder - welcome to my blog. This is a special blog hop with Graphic 45, Xyron and Petaloo and spans several days so make sure you catch all the art on display. A great place to start is at the Petaloo blog, found here.
As you scroll through this post, I'm sure you'll be able to see the fun and creative joy I had with all these wonderful manufacturers.
I made a matching wooden box/card gift set. My inspiration for the set was taken from the Graphic 45, St Nicholas collection - the traditional Christmas colors and imagery but with a marvelous twist. I found the bits of black in the paper and matching embellishments so alluring. I had a black wooden cigar box in my stash and it finally needed to be used. A divine pairing I must say!
Here's a look at the Graphic 45 "St Nicholas" collection so you can get a feel for those traditional colors and imagery...just with Graphic 45's world famous twist.
This is a close look at the box. The front is adorned with Petaloo Flowers - Darjeeling Mini Poinsettias in Red nestled in the Petaloo Vintage Velvet Holly Leaves - surrounding Graphic45 - St Nicholas collection's chipboard.
Below is the top view of the box - my "helicopter view" as I like to call it. My gold accent choices really make that red and black of the paper and Petaloo flowers pop.
Once again a Graphic 45 chipboard piece is used as a wreath adorned with Petaloo florals -Petaloo Flowers - Regal Velvet Poinsettia in Red and Petaloo's Pine Pick w/Cones and Berries .
This is the card that I created to go with the gift box. I used similar elements from the box to create cohesiveness - like the Graphic45 - St Nicholas chipboard, Petaloo Holly Leaves and the Poinsettia. I used the berries from the Petaloo Pinecone Pick.
I used the Xyron Tape Runner to help assemble the layers of the card. the tape runner glides along the paper with super ease.
Now for the inside of the gussied-up cigar box. I grabbed Xyron's 3" Disposable Sticker Maker to adhere the Graphic 45 Die Cuts. This was a fun process as well.
And one last look at the gift set from the inside.
Petaloo Products :
Petaloo Flowers - Darjeeling Mini Poinsettias in Red RS1143-002/6
Petaloo Flowers - Regal Velvet Poinsettia - Red - RS5009-002/4
Petaloo Flowers - Pine Pick w/Cones and Berries - RS1146-000/6
Petaloo Vintage Velvet Holly Leaves RS1164-001/6
Graphic 45 "St Nicholas" collection
Graphic45 - St Nicholas collection - Die Cuts #2 - 4501413
Graphic45 - St Nicholas collection - Chipboard 4501416
Xyron Adhesive Products:
Xyron 3" Disposable Sticker Maker
Xyron Tape Runner
Graphic45 - St Nicholas collection - 12x12 Pad 4501412
Graphic45 - St Nicholas collection -- St Nicholas sheet paper 4501397
Graphic45 - St Nicholas collection - - Be Jolly sheet paper 4501401
Graphic45 - St Nicholas collection - - Starry Night sheet paper 4501403
Graphic45 - St Nicholas collection - - Seasons Greetings sheet paper 4501407
Graphic45 - St Nicholas collection - - Holly Daze sheet paper 4501408
Rub-N-Buff Gold Leaf
Prima Mechanicals Metal Stars 961169
Prima Paper Doilies - Gold -585006