Friday, May 27, 2011

Graphic 45 Featured Circus Tent Tryptich

Happy Friday all!!  Thanks so much for stopping by on this wonderful day!  Today my second G45 design team project is being featured on their blog and I have been super excited to share it with you!
Also in celebration of hitting over 500 sales in my etsy store, Sunny Skye Creations, I have decided to have a little giveaway too!
So on with the show...

I like to call this creation a Bendy Fold Triptych card.  It has all the possibilities of folding flat just like a regular Bendy Fold Card, just with a little more pizazz added by using G45's hinges and the left over tags they use for their packaging. 

This was actually something I created for my Mom on Mother's Day.  She just loves all the vintage circus images and not to mention Graphic 45!!  Needless to say she LOVED it!  And the greatest thing of all about this card is with a few little changes this card could be for Dad, or Grandma!  Also with so many different large surfaces to cove,r this could easily be turned into a mini book.

I just love this little elephant drinking tea with a clown!!  He is a piece of vintage clip art I already had that just worked perfectly into the whole theme of things!

This flower was created using Graphic 45's flower staples.  I just love the versatility they offer!!
You really can do so many different things with them.

Now onto the backside!

For the backside I wanted to create a feel of circus posters and maybe a view as if looking into a tent in the distance. With dancing horses and a dazzling array of "lights" emanating from the tent.

Also I created knobs to open the tent by using G45's Metal Brads.  These are just wonderful.  So heavy duty and extremely decorative/vintage looking.  They would add the perfect touch to any project!

Once opened up you get the feeling that you are on the outside of the circus tent.  Experiencing all the mayhem and excitement of the action between the shows.  With brilliant advertisements and banners that seem to be blowing in the wind. 

To create the circus poster with the greeting I used a piece of clip art and just opened it into any photo editing program.  Typed my greeting, did a little font matching and text warping and now I have a perfect greeting that matches just the occasion! 
Also remember when I said it all folds flat, well here are all the flaps and how it folds down!

For step by step directions on creating the original Bendy Fold Card click here.
If you are interested in having me teach this class in your LSS
email inquiries to
If you are local in the Ohio area and are interested in learning how to make this Circus Tent, classes are available at Simply Scrapbooks on Saturday, June 25th. 
For information or to sign up please contact Simply Scrapbooks @ 937-299-6288
Kits coming soon!

Supplies used:

Papers:  G45 La Cirque( Under the big top, le cirque, Greatest Show On Earth, Extravaganza, Dazzle and Delight, Magnifique, Bohemian Floral, Circus Parade, Tags and Borders)
G45 Christmas Past Collection ( The Holly and The Ivy)
Dies: Spellbinders Inverted Square, Tim Holtz on the edge dies ( Plaque and Postage, File Tabs)
Inks: Tsukineko Staz on Black, Ranger Adironack Red Pepper ( for Tooth Picks/flag poles)
Embellishments: Metal Button Staples & tag, Metal Hinge Staples & tag, Flower Staples, Basic Grey Half Pearls
Clipart: Elephant drinking tea & Hot Air Balloon sign
Font: Copper Black
Adhesive: 3M Pop dots, Ranger Glossy Accents, Tombow mono glue stick
Other: Tooth Picks, hand drawn paper flags

Now onto the giveaway!  Again in celebration of all my wonderfully supportive customers and followers, I wanted to give back to you! 
 All you need to do is sign up to either Follow this blog, Subscribe to this blog, or Follow this blog on Facebook. Then leave a comment on this post. I will draw names from all comments posted. (If you are already a Follower, just leave a comment to be included.)  It's that simple! 
  One winner will be chosen at random from the comments and will be announced Friday, June 3rd
So you have a whole week!  Anyone can enter, International and here in the US. 
 So get those comments in now!!
And onto the goodies!!!
Included in the giveaway is:
1 Cosmo Cricket Upcycle Mini Deck
1 set of 7 gypsies gears- 14 gears in total
3 Fabric flowers by Pink Paislee
My very own fabric covered brads covered in Moda Fabric
3 of my very own handmade paper tea roses
  1 Yard Pink Dotted Swiss Ribbon from American Crafts
My very own handmade metal business card holder
On that note, I would like to wish everyone a safe and crafty holiday weekend!!  Thanks for stopping by, and Thank you so much for all your wonderful support!!
Nicki Chicky


Jess said...

OOOH You Know I love this card with all your eye chatching detail and wonderful paper of course it is Amazing Just like you. Love ya girly................. Hugs xo Jess

Aideen said...

This card is AMAZING-there is so much packed into it-I love it so much, your fussy cutting of the images is stunning!! The hinges add that extra graphic 45 magic :) x also your business card holder is so cool... :) x

Deb Townsend said...

Wow! Amazing! Beautiful card! So sad I don't live in Dayton anymore, so I can't take your class. I already follow your blog. You are crazy good!

Heather Jacob said...

wow so much yummy detail...... I cant find the words to say how much I adore this it is just so full of magic ..... absolutely exquisite... hugz x

Carol said...

WOW Nicki ~ Fabulous job on this project, the time, detail and heart you put into it shows. Just fabulous! I am already a follower.

melanie tirey said...

fantastic bendy fold card - the design is so detailed that you feel like you are really at the circus...congratulations on this is beautiful

StampDancer said...

OH WOW! This is incredible.

Melanie said...

Just incredible!! I must learn how to make that one!!! hint hint!!!!!

DistinctiveLMNts said...

Seriously , that is amazing work. Beautiful job Nikki!

Jessica said...

This is literally THE most amazing thing I've ever seen. I actually can't find words for how amazing this is.