GCD Studios CHA Projects

Hi all! Today I am finally sharing the projects I created for the fantastic GCD Studios award winning CHA booth! I had a great time creating all three of my projects and I hope, as you take a peak at them, that you find some inspiration you can use on your next crafting project!

First up is a Ferris Wheel party center piece that I found at my local craft store. Of course, I knew right away that the new Fun House collection was the perfect partner for this project!
To dress it up a bit, I added tickets hand cut from the patterned paper. I backed them with scrap chipboard to give them more dimension and durability. I also embellished it with Melody Ross ChipArt Chipboard stars that I dressed up using a gold leafing pen and gold distress Stickles.
On some of the stars I debossed them using the Melody Ross Chip Art tool and the Mini Shapes Ornamental Stamps. The final touch was an accordion folded medallion that I added to the center of each wheel and topped with a gold star!Ferris Wheel Fun

Fun House 12 x 12 Paper Pad
Chip Art Tool
Chip Art Ornamental Stamps: Mini Shapes
Chipboard Shapes: Stars

My next project is an altered painters tray that I altered using Animal Cracker for Girls! I cut out images from the fantastic die cut paper that is included in this collection and used them to "fill" some of the little openings.
I once again used some of the Melody Ross Chipboard Shapes and Chip Art tool to embellish this project. For these pieces I sprayed them with Glimmer Mist and then debossed them. Once dry I painted a light coat of antiquing gel and then wiped the excess away. I then added an edging of gold using a gold leafing pen.
Animal Cracker Tray

Animal Crackers for Girls 12 x 12 Paper Pad
Chip Art Tool
Chip Art Ornamental Stamps: Mini Shapes and Vintage Floral
Chip Art Alphabet Stamps: Bluebird Uppercase
Chipboard Shapes: Flowers and Basic Shapes/Small

For my final project I was inspired to create a cute little purse diorama using the new Material Girl collection! When I saw this purse at my local craft store, I knew it would be the perfect thing to alter with these papers!
More Melody Ross Chipboard love on this one using Glimmer Mist. This works the same as lightly misting it with the spray bottle of water if you let it dry just a bit before you deboss it with the stamps. When you open the purse you can see the little diorama I created on the inside of the purse. I cut the perfume bottles from the patterned paper and then adhere them to the bottom so they would stand up and look more dimensional.
Material Girl Purse
Material Girl 12 x 12 Paper Pad
Chip Art Tool
Chip Art Ornamental Stamps: Squiggle
Chipboard Shapes: Butterflies and 12"Borders

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed looking at the projects I created for CHA as much as I enjoyed making them!


  1. OMGOSH... Juliana... these are some of the MOST BEAUTIFUL AND CREATIVE projects I have EVER seen!! Love 'em Girly... YOU ARE AN AMAZING ARTIST!

  2. I love your projects, especially the ferris wheel. How did you even think to make that!

  3. Oh my word, these are so fabulous!!!!! I can't even pick a favorite. The Ferris Wheel is genius, I looooove the girly tray and that purse is fantastic. I love the perfume bottles inside!!

  4. Pretty cool things! The girls really like them, too - but I wouldn't expect anything less from my talented sis!

  5. Beautiful pieces! I love the purse and those metallic flowers!

  6. Seriously stunning pieces! Wowza....incredible work!

  7. thanks for sharing the details on the projects. \i have been insprired to try out some new techniques

  8. I was just over at the blog and had to pop right over here to tell you how amazing your GCD CHA projects are! Each one is so creative and beautiful. The Ferris Wheel just blew me away.
    Fabulous job, girl!!

  9. Super cute projects, thanks for sharing.

  10. That really is fun use of pretty paper

  11. OMGoodness Juliana!!! these Projects are just
    S.T.U.N.N.I.N.G... Gee Wiz your very Talented.
    Thanks for your lovely Comment on my Bo Bunny- Part of Me LO!!! I'm now a follower of yours, You are Inpsiring...........

  12. WOW these projects are stunning. No wonder the booth was award winning. Where do you shop? I would love to find a base for that Ferris wheel for my kids wedding. The would love it.
    great job

  13. These are amazing, Juliana! Thanks for stopping by and saying hello! Miss chatting with you!


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