May Arts and Graphic 45


This week May Arts and Graphic 45 are teaming up to share some great projects with you! Here is the full line up in case you missed it.


Amy Rysavy

Christina Colón

DeeDee Catron


Gini Williams Cagle

Jen Shears

Jenifer Cowles


Jennifer Davey

Karen Baker

Karen Hanson


Latrice Murphy <—– You are here!

Lori Williams

Michele Kosciolek


Rebecca VanDeMark

Tami Mayberry

Terri Burson

Tracy McLennon

My project today started with the packaging from the paper pad I received. Did you know the inside has fun little templates? It instantly sparked an idea for me. I always need small tags or gift boxes for family members so I created with a couple of the templates inside the packaging. Here is what those templates look like.

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I chose the pillow box and large tag for my projects today. The Graphic 45 collections are always very timeless and colorful. They are nostalgic and whimsical a bit. The metal keys are the best and can be used on so many different project ideas. I used a few in my pieces below.

May Arts + G45 Latrice Murphy

For my project I used the following materials:

May Arts Ribbons Used:

1/4″ Twill/Chevron Stripes- Turquoise 

5/8″ Crochet- Light celery

Bakers Twine

Graphic 45 Used:

Childrens Hour collection




Liquid Glue


Paper Trimmer

Hole punch

3D foam adhesive


For the tag I layered two tag shapes, punched my hole and added a chipboard button, pearls, cardstock punch out piece and metal keys.

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The pillow box was fun to create. I wrapped the crochet ribbon around the package three times then added a key and tied it in a knot. It’s ready for a gift card or a small sweet treat.

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This chevron ribbon is my most used and most favorite. This pillow box got a larger punched out tag with some 3D adhesive to add dimension. I tied the ribbon through the button and finished it off with only keys.

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I can’t wait to give these to someone special. There is so much more for you to see. If you didn’t start the hop on Monday then you need to do that first! The more comments you leave the better chance you have to win the prize below. May Arts and Graphic 45 never disappoint. There are some incredible projects along the way.

Prize: Three winners will be chosen to receive a $25 gift card!

Have fun hopping along. Easter will be here soon so enjoy your family time and possibly get your craft on.





  1. Johanne Lacombe says:

    They’re beautiful. Love them.

  2. I love how you used the templates from the paper pad. I saw them and thought it was so cool they included them. Yours look beautiful and anyone who receives them should treasure them.

  3. Mary Holshouser says:

    I just made 45 pillow box favors for a luncheon next week.
    Love how you used the G45 papers for embellishment.
    thanks for sharing some great ideas.
    The keys are wonderful.

  4. Carla Hundley says:

    So fun and all are
    so lovely. Loving
    the keys and the
    Carla from Utah

  5. Those chevron stripes are another one of my favorite ribbons from May Arts … they just go so well with Graphic 45 ( such beautiful assortment of colors they have ). And the crocheted lace ribbon such a neat touch to your pillow box. Cute Children’s hour pillow boxes and tags 🙂

  6. These are fabulous for gifts!

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