Paper crafting | Graham & Brown wallpaper

12.17.2014

Hope everyone is having a festive December! I've been busy crafting and wanted to share with you a few paper projects I made using beautiful wallpaper provided by Graham & Brown. The thing I enjoyed about their wallpaper was that it could carry over into paper crafting. Thick enough to be made into an envelope yet flexible enough to score and fold minus the wrinkling or stress marks that you get when using cardstock and most thick scrapbooking papers. Plus, the gorgeous quality of the printing stayed put and did not rub or flake off. In my experience with paper crafting and card making, etc., I've had the print on scrapbooking paper and gift wrap flake off and disappear after folding and creasing, so I was pretty impressed that their wallpaper stood up to my crafting :)

And let me tell you, I was amazed that day I was contacted by Graham & Brown asking me if I was up to creating something for Christmas with their luxurious wallpaper. Little ol' me? Oh my! Of course I'd do it. Thank you so much for the opportunity Suzanne and the rest of the team at Graham & Brown UK!

So with Christmas and paper crafting in mind I thought of gift tags in the shape of Christmas stockings and envelopes. Another thing is that the wallpaper designs I worked with went well with the Christmas theme but will also work for any other occasion as well.

This is the wallpaper Darcy, which I made little paper Christmas stocking gift tags out of which could also be hung as an ornament. The back was meant to be written on. Paper Christmas stockings are easy to send through the mail in a matching Darcy envelope :)

2014 Merissa Revestir for Graham & Brown Wallpaper Christmas paper crafting

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2014 Merissa Revestir for Graham & Brown Darcy envelope
Next was the awesome Frames wallpaper. I used Frames as my Christmas inspiration board and also made another type of envelope out of it. For this one I hand stitched around the frame design to attach it to a red cardstock backing.
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2014 Merissa Revestir for Graham & Brown Wallpaper Frames Christmas inspiration board
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With the Frames wallpaper you can place your photos, art, and inspiration in each frame and it makes everything look so much better :) I've taped my visual inspirations, calligraphy practice, my first linocut print (see Mele Kalikimaka Santa above), and other thingamajigs up with washi tape. I'll also have to try writing in a frame or painting on it. I love the Frames wallpaper. Isn't it a cool idea :)

Graham & Brown also has a US site: here
Graham & Brown UK: here



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