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Graphic 45 Presents A Ladies' Diary 8x8 Easel Album Project Sheet

 

 

A Ladies' Diary 8x8 Easel Album

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Fabulous Holiday Book Tutorial By Jane Tregenza: Part 6!

 Hello G45ers,

Thank you for joining us for this spectacular post.  Today, we have the sixth intallment of Jane Tregenza's book tutorial.  If this is your first time joining us for one of her book tutorials you are in for a real treat.  The book we are creating with Jane is spilling with fun techniques, beautiful details, and gorgeous pages.  To view the first five pages click here:

http://g45papers.typepad.com/graphic45/janes-book-tutorials/

Let's dive in! 

Jane Tregenza’s Book Tutorial

6th  Page .- A Christmas Page.

All Images, text and Art work is Copyrighted.

 

“Tis the Christmas Season” I have designed a lovely Christmas page for you with a pop up element. So make sure you have a glass of something to help you relax!

 

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Instructions for creating your 6th  page.

Please follow the instructions carefully, lots of the papers are used in the mini book as well as for your page, so you need to cut them the way I describe or you will run out of paper! All chipboard has been sprayed black. All papers have had there edges inked.

Please note, I am only human and do make mistakes, I have taken every care while writing the instruction, and hope they make sense. It is quite hard to write instructions as I know what I mean; but this does not always translate into the instructions. If you are unable to work something out, then please Email me and I will answer as best I can.


Graphic 45 Print Papers from The Nutcracker Sweet collection

2 ½ x Nutcracker Sweet

1 ½ x Enchanted Journey

1x Christmas March

2x Endearing Sentiments

1 ½ x Holiday Magic

6x Black Cardstock

Imaginarium Designs – Chipboard Christmas Tree, Corners and Merry Christmas.

Tim Holtz Distress ink – Vintage photo

Imaginarium Designs Sponging block or Tim Holtz ink applicator

Color Box Fluid Chalk-chestnut roan  color box fluid chalk ink pad in Olive Pastel.

 Versa colour – Fresh Green &  Brilliance Ink Pad- Starlite Silver.

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Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L 12x12 Adhesive sheets

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Cut your sheet of “Christmas March’ print paper in half at the 6 inch mark.  Trim both pieces so that they are 6 inches x 9 ½ inches long. You will need to trim one back later on. Ink around the edges of both pieces.

Cover the back of one of the “Christmas March” with double sided adhesive or double sided tape. Make sure that the whole piece is covered in adhesive and not just around the edges.

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 Adhere it to your page with a small amount of black showing at the bottom and side of your page. It should go over the middle of your page with about an inch of it on the other side of your foundation page.

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Carefully fold your page over, use your finger to run along the seam as you fold the page up and over. This will create a fold that you can see and use to line up your second piece.

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Lay the second piece of patten paper onto your foundation page and match up the pattern in the middle of your page. Make sure you are away from the fold in your page. Once you are happy with how the two piece match in the middle, make a mark on the edge of the second print piece and trim it to fit on your page. You may need to trim a bit of the bottom of your second piece so the pattern lines up along the bottom. You are adding a border so it doesn’t matter if they don’t quite match.

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The bottom of your page should look like this.

 

Place one of your sheet of “Endearing Sentiments” into your trimmer and cut it in half at the 6 inches mark.  Trim both pieces so that they are 6 inches x 9 ½ inches long. You will need to trim one back later on. Ink around the edges.

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Cover the back of one of the “Enduring Sentiments” with double sided adhesive or double sided tape. Make sure that the whole piece is covered in adhesive and not just around the edges. (Sorry, I have shown both pieces and with one already cut to fit my page).

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Adhere it to your page with a small amount of black showing at the top and side of your page. It will go over your piece of “Christmas March” and it should go over the middle of your page with about an inch of it on the other side of your foundation page.  Use the pattern on your “Christmas March” to help you get the “Enduring Sentiments” on straight.

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 Carefully fold your page over, use your finger to run along the seam as you fold the page up and over. This will create a fold that you can see and use to line up your second piece.

 Lay the second piece of “Enduring Sentiments” paper onto your foundation page and match up the pattern in the middle of your page. Make sure you are away from the fold in your page. You may need to trim a bit of the top or bottom so the pattern lines up across the page.

 

 Once you are happy with how the two pieces match in the middle, make a mark on the edge of the second check piece. Trim it back so the second piece fits on your page with a little bit of black on the right edge.  Ink around the edges.  Place adhesive onto the back of your second check piece and adhere it to the top of your foundation page.  

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Carefully fold your page in half running your fingers up the fold in the middle.  Fold the whole page over and run your hand firmly along the fold to set the crease.

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You need to cut the borders from your two sheets of “Nutcracker Sweet” From each sheet you will need to cut 3 borders. Each border needs to be about 7/8 inches wide. You will need to trim a bit of the green outer border off first.

Cut the top, left and right borders, but not the bottom one as the Nutcracker Sweet title goes over it and leaves a purple bit on the border.

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It is important to get them all the same width.

From your 1/2 sheet of “Holiday Magic” print paper, cut out 6 strips ½ inch wide.  Ink around every piece with chestnut roan.

Now you need to adhere each strip of “Holiday Magic” on top of your strips of “Nutcracker Sweet” print paper strips. Make sure your “Holiday Magic” strips end up in the middle with the same amount of “Nutcracker Sweet” print showing top and bottom. You will find that the green spot bit fits between the pattern edge on the red border bit and hides the writing.

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You should have six pieces ready to make your frame around the page. Put them to one side to use later.  Please note that due to a problem with the photos for this tutorial, I had to “redo” the page. You should not have the border around your page yet. In the following photos you will see that I have my borders done. Please ignore this, as later in the tutorial I will explain how to do the borders.

Now you are going to make the pop up element of your page. Please read each instructions carefully to the end before starting. This is not hard, just a bit tricky so best of luck – remember you can email me if you need help with this.

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The pop up foundation is made up of three pieces of cardstock. You need to cut a piece 5 inches high and

 8 ½ inches long. It needs to be scored at the above measurements.  0-1-1 ¾ - 6 ¾ - 7 ½

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Cut a second piece of cardstock. It needs to be 4 inches high and 9 ¼ long. It needs to be scored at the above measurements. 0-3/4 – 7 ½ - 8 1/4

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For your third one, cut a piece of cardstock 3 inches high and

2 ¾ inches long. It needs to be scored at the above measurements.  0 – 1 – 1 ¾ .Fold all three along all the score lines to make three “Bridge

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Take your 1st “Bridge (5x8 ½ inches) Put tape on the 1 inch piece (7 ½ -8 ½ -at the right end) and fold it back

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It needs to go on your page about 3 inches up from the bottom of your page.  Using the pattern on the red print to line up the bridge, adhere it to your page near the fold but on the left side of it. It does need to be close to the centre fold.

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Now this is the tricky bit and I hope you can follow what I need you to do. Fold the bridge over so it is on the right side of your page. Fold the last two score lines back on its self. You now need to put tape on the last end of the bridge (on the 1 inch bit).

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Hold the folded bit that has the tape on it, down with your hand as you fold the whole page over.

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 Open it up your page and check that the bridge can stand up.

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Now you need to make the second “bridge”. Put tape on the first ¾ inch scored piece.

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 It needs to be adhered to the first bridge in the middle of your page. Fold your first bridge flat and to the left of your page away from the fold in the middle of  the page. Make sure it is well attached!

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Lay the piece flat on your page and put more tape on the last scored piece (it’s the inch wide bit).

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 Now you do the same as before. Fold the whole second bridge over on to the left side of your page. It will sit on top of the 1st bridge.  Make sure it is on straight. Measure in from the 2nd  scored piece and make a mark at the 5 inch point.

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Add your third bridge, use the five inch mark to line up the 1st scored edge of the third bridge. Once the two pieces are on your page should look like this.

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 Fold the last two scored bits at the left end of  your bridge down and the third bridge down. Hold them in place with your fingers and fold the right page over and on top of the left. It is important that as you fold the page over, you push it down working from the middle fold of the page to the outer edge of the page.

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Open you page up and check that it has worked. The second bridge on the right side of your page should pull the left bridge up as you open the page. The third bridge which is under the second bridge will stop the second bridge

from sagging. Just check again that under the second bridge you have a space of about 5 inches to be able to tuck some mini books/tags and photos.

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Place one of your strips along the left edge of your page. You can have a little bit of the black page showing on the edge if you like. Place a second strip at the top of your page. Adhere it in the middle with just a little bit of tape. Place a third strip at the bottom of your page again with a little bit of tape. Leave the ends of all the strips hanging over your page. You will trim them off later. If you mess up a corner the extra length still attached will let you do the corner again if you need to. Lay the fourth strip on the right edge of your page, the fifth strip at the top  of your page and the sixth strip at the bottom. 

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Place a ruler diagonally across the corner and over the strips. Line up the ruler with the inside point where the papers cross and where the papers cross at the outer corner and draw line with a pencil.

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Following the pencil line, cut diagonally across the top strip only.

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Lay the top strip back down and trim the excess of the one underneath, using the top strip as a guide.

Once you are happy with your corner, repeat for all four corners.  

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Before you attach each strip border, you need to cut them back in the middle where they go over the centre fold of your page.  The bottom and top strip on the left side of your page need to go over the join in the middle of your page about an inch.  

 

The strip border from the top and bottom of your right page need to go on top of the strips from the left side of your page. You need to trim them back, so they are not near the middle fold of your page. If they go over the fold onto the left side of your page then your page will not close and your border will start to lift off. Now you can lift all 6 pieces off and adhere them back down with tape. Hopefully your corners will still meet. Remember the chipboard corners will help to hide any gaps.

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Your finished page should look like the page above. Now we can start decorating your page.

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From your sheet of “Enchanted Journey” cut two pieces of print paper. One needs to be 4 ¾ inches high and 4 ¾ inches wide. Make sure the “sweets” are the right way up. Cut a second piece 3 ¾ inches high and 6 ¼ inches long. Ink around the edges and adhere them to the two bridges.

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From your sheet of “Endearing Sentiments” cut out the postcard with the sweets on it and mat it onto a piece of black cardstock. Add it to the left bridge on an angle and slightly hanging off.

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Add your post card to the left bride on a slight angle. Cut out the strip of Tin Soldiers from “Endearing Sentiments”. From the left end of the strip, cut between the third and four Soldier. Add the smaller piece to the left side bridge and the longer bit on the right side bridge. Make sure they don’t go over the join between your two bridges. It is ok to have a small gap between the two strips.Use the photo as a guide for placing it.

 

Cut all the elements from your sheet of “Holiday Magic”. You will be using some of these on your page and booklets.

From your sheet of “Holiday Magic” find your square with the mouse king.

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 From your sheet of “Endearing Sentiments” cut out the Nutcracker Sweets tag. Ink around your mouse king and adhere him to the middle of your tag. Mat the tag onto a piece of black cardstock. Punch out a black circle and a red circle. Glue the red circle to the black circle and adhere it to your tag. Punch a hole through the middle of your circles and tie some ribbon onto your tag.

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From the middle of one of your “Nutcracker Sweets” sheets, cut out the tin Soldier and the Ballerina. You need to cut them both from the one sheet as you need the other sheet for a mini book Ink around the edges.  

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Put foam squares onto the back of the Tin Soldier and adhere him to your left bridge. Make sure you don’t have any foam tape at the top of him or at his feet. Only place the foam tape where he will be on the bridge.

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Add your Mouse King square to your bridge, it goes over the top of the postcard. Add your Tin Soldier as well.

Ink the chipboard words “Merry Christmas” with black ink and glue it to your page.  This finishes the left side of our page.

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Cut out the Ballet Shoes square from your sheet of “Holiday Magic”. Mat it onto some black cardstock. Add it to the right end of your right bridge.

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Now you need to ink your chipboard Christmas Tree. I used a color box fluid chalk ink pad in Olive Pastel.

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I then inked lightly around the edges and up the middle of my tree with a versa colour – Fresh Green.

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Finally I inked around the edges, Brilliance Ink Pad- Starlite Silver. You need to let it dry completely before you handle it or try to stick it down to your page.

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I added a little bit of glitter to some of the leaves, star and flowers. Your finished tree should look like this.

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Glue your tree to your bridge. Please don’t glue down every branch on the right side of your tree as you need to tuck your ballerina under the branches so she looks like she is putting the tin soldier on the tree.

Adhere your ballerina onto your right bridge. Put foam tape on her leg that goes on top of the ballet shoes square. Tuck your ballerina under the branches on your Christmas tree.

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Add four black chipboard corners to the page to finish it.

Now it’s time to work on your booklets. Once you have all the booklets made, tie them together and tuck them under the bridge on the right page, as shown in the first photo at the start of the tutorial.

Mini Book and Tag Tutorial – Page 6

By Jane Tregenza

All artwork, images, instructions and design is copyrighted 2012

 

Mini book and tag for the 6th Page

 

Instructions for creating the Mini Book.

Please follow my instructions carefully, as you will need all the left over bits of your print paper. Remember to ink the edges of all the following pieces, except the black cardstock.

 

Mini Book – Cover

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Cut a piece of black cardstock to 7 ½ inches high and 9 ½ inches long. Fold the page in half so that the booklet ends up being 7 ½ inches high but only 4 ¾ inches wide. From your 2nd left over sheet of  “Nutcracker Sweet” cut a piece 4 ½ inches wide and 7 ¼ inches high. Ink around the edges and adhere it to the front of your book. Add four photo corners.

 

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Cut a piece of “Enchanted Journey”  to 3 ¼ inches x 6 inches. Ink around the edges. Mat it onto a piece of black cardstock. Find your picture of the clock from the page “Holiday Magic” print paper.  Mat it onto a piece of black cardstock and add it to your square of “Enchanted Journey” Find your “N” from your “Holiday Magic” and mat it onto a piece of black cardstock. Add it to your cover with foam tape.

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Inside

Cut a piece of “Enchanted Journey” 4 ½ inches x 7 ¼ inches, You may need to use your ½ sheet . Ink around the edges and adhere it to the left side of your booklet. Cut a piece from your left over. From your left over sheet of  “Nutcracker Sweet” print paper to 4 ½ inches x 7 ¼ inches, ink around the edges and adhere it to the right side of your booklet.

 Cut a photo mat out of your black cardstock, it needs to be 4 ¼ inches x 6 ¼ inches and add it to the middle of your “Enchanted Journey”. Find your tin soldier from your “Holiday Magic” sheet and mat it onto a piece of black cardstock. Find your “Christmas” also from your “Holiday Magic’ sheet. Cut a piece of black cardstock 2 ¾ inches high x 4 ¼ long. Cut a piece of “Enchanted Journey” to 2 ½ inches high x 4 1/8 inches long. Ink around the edges and add it to the black cardstock. Add your “Christmas” square to the middle of the “Enchanted Magic”. Use four brads to anchor it to your page. It is a band that lets you slide bits and pieces under it so don’t adhere it all the way around!

 

Once you have made all the books and tags, you can use your leftover bits and cover the back of this booklet to hide the brads.

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Cut a square of black cardstock – 4 inches x 5 3/8 inch. Find your ballerina from your “Holiday Magic” sheet and adhere it to the black cardstock.

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Find your other ballerina from your “Holiday Magic” print paper. Cut a piece of your leftover “Nutcracker Sweet” sheet to 3 ¾ inches wide by 4 ½ inches high. Cut a piece of black cardstock to 5 inches wide x 4 ¾ inches high. Score one inch in from the left edge.  Adhere your “Nutcracker Sweet” print paper to the right of the score line.  Add your ballerina to the middle of your “Nutcracker Sweet’.

This is going to be a flap on the front of a larger card.

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Turn the piece over and put tape on the 1 inch scored bit. Put it aside.

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Cut a piece of black cardstock to 5 inches x 7 inches. Adhere your 5 inch x 4 ¾ inch black cardstock (it has the ballerina on the front) to the larger piece, it needs to have its scored bit attached to the back of the 5 inch x 7 inch piece. This is a flap and is attached to the left of the large bazzill rectangle.

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You should now be able to fold your flap over.

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Cut a piece of “Enchanted Journey” to 4 ¾ inches x 6 ¾ inches. You may need to use your 1/3 sheet piece.  Ink around the edges and add it to the font of your piece of cardstock. Add a strip of candies/lollies from your “Endearing Sentiments” at the top and bottom. Cut a piece of your leftover bit of “Endearing Sentiments” it needs to be

 3 ¾ inches x 4 ½ inches. Find your tin soldier print from your sheet of “Endearing Sentiments” and mat it onto a piece of black cardstock and adhere it to your “Endearing Sentiments”. All you need to do is add a photo to finish your card.

Once you have all your pieces finished, tie them together with ribbon and tuck under your pop up.

 Thanks so much.  To see more of my work, visit my blog: www.janetregenza.blogspot.com.  If you need help completing your kit, please email me, jane@seriouslyscrapbooking.net.au" - Jane

Thank you for joining us today for this magical tutorial.  If you are creating the book pages along with us we would love to see your work.  Please feel free to post any of your Graphic 45 projects on our Facebook page.  We love taking a look at each of your inspiring creations.  See you back tomorrow for another daily dose of creative genius. 

Happy Holidays!

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Graphic 45 Presents a Bird Song Two-Page Layout

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Graphic 45 Sneak Peeks Day 2: French Country

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Hello G45ers,

Welcome to another amazing day of sneak peeks here at the Graphic 45 blog. We are thrilled that you've stopped by to see more incredible images of our latest collection French Country which will be premiering at Winter CHA! Yesterday we saw the first six papers from French Country. Today we are going to show you the stunning coordinating stickers and chipboard die-cut tags! We just know you're going to love them! Plus we have some contest winner announcements to make! Today is the big day where we announce the randomly chosen winner from our Place in Time Calendar Tutorial Series contest! This winner was chosen at random from the finished Place in Time 2013 calendars that were uploaded to our Facebook page after our Place in Time Calendar Tutorial Series event on our blog! Huge thanks to everyone who shared their Place in Time calendars with us. You all did such an exquisite job! This winner will receive a $150 Graphic 45 prize pack! And the winner is...

-Dorothy McCarthy! You can see her beautiful 2013 calendar here: http://graphic45.ning.com/profile/DorothyMcCarthy

We also have 4 winners to announce from yesterday's French Country sneak peek contest! We are giving away 4 prize packs everyday during these incredible sneak peeks! This week's winners will receive a French Country 8x8 paper pad, coordinating chipboard die-cuts and stickers! Prize packs will be mailed in mid to late February. Be sure to leave us a blog or Facebook comment today for your chance to win one of those incredible prize packs before they're even available in stores. And the winners are...

-Pat Minges: Just when I think you have done it all - you come up with another great idea! Love it!

-Angel Sena: My son and daughter in law just bought a new home. She wants to decorate with roosters. I can't afford to buy them much, but I sure can think of many things I can make with the French Country Line. Visions of recipe boxes, trays, matchbook boxes, napkin holders and many more things come to mind. Thank you for all your beautiful paper lines.

-Peggy O'Connell: It is so me. I have a French Country kitchen, roosters, jewel tones and all. Just got to have it all.

-Jo Anne Mason: Well, I knew it would be spectacular! Love "Promenade" and "Bon Appetit". Thanks for another wonderful, must-have collection.

Congratulations to all of today's winners! Please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prizes! Stay tuned to tomorrow's blog for even more sneak peeks and prize winner announcements!

And now it's time for some more gorgeous sneak peeks from French Country! Behold these magnificent new coordinating stickers and chipboard die-cuts! Just imagine the incredible crafts you could create with this dazzling new Graphic 45 collection!

French Country Alphabet Stickers

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That's all for today, G45ers! We want to thank you all so much for joining us! We will have more gorgeous sneak peeks from French Country on tomorrow's blog along with 4 more prize winner announcements! Be sure to leave us a blog or Facebook comment today for your chance to win! We wish you all a beautiful day!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45

 

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Graphic 45 Sneak Peeks Day 1: French Country

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Hello G45ers!

Welcome to a very exciting day here on the Graphic 45 blog! Today we begin our sneak peeks of the brand new Graphic 45 collections that are premiering at Winter CHA! This is such an amazing time on our blog and we are so happy that you are joining us! Today we are unveiling the first six papers of our latest and greatest collection French Country! All this week we will be bringing you more tantalizing sneak peeks from French Country as well as some magnificent new products exclusively from Graphic 45! We will also be giving away 4 prize packs every day during this amazing sneak peek event! Want to win French Country before its even available in stores? Just leave us a blog or Facebook comment today! We will choose 4 random winner's from today's comments and announce them on our blog tomorrow, along with even more fabulous sneak peeks! Winners will receive a French Country 8x8 paper pad, coordinating chipboard die-cuts and stickers! So get ready for an amazing day! Ladies and Gentleman, we proudly introduce you to our gorgeous new collection, French Country!

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Graphic 45 invites you to step into an enriching landscape filled with decadence and rustic charm. Introducing French Country, a stunning new collection that celebrates the splendor of the abundant French pastoral. Journey to a simpler time when quaint cottages and family farms were nestled harmoniously amid picturesque scenery. Every gorgeous page combines the opulence of vintage-inspired French style with the copious bounty of the land. The richly saturated Graphic 45 color pallet includes sunflower yellows, rustic reds, cornflower blues, olive greens and cinnamon browns. This incredible new collection includes 12 beautiful double-sided papers, 12x12 and 8x8 paper pads, coordinating chipboard die-cuts, sticker sets, stamps and introducing three new cardstock embellishments: flowers, tags & pockets, and banners, along with a 6x6 paper pad that includes 36 sheets with coordinating patterns and solids. Enjoy inspiration à la carte with the new French Country collection only from Graphic 45!

"French Country"

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"Sunflower"

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"Grandeur"

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"Promenade"

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"Rendezvous"

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"Bon Appetit"

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That's all for today, G45ers! We want to thank you all so much for joining us! Don't forget to leave us a blog or Facebook comment today for your chance to win one of those incredible French Country prize packs. Winners will be announced on tomorrow's blog! Stay tuned for even more amazing images from French Country! You are going to be dazzled by what you see on tomorrow's blog! Have a glorious day!

Happy Papercrafting!

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Stunning Ideas & Inspiration From The G45 Ning Gallery!

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Happy Friday to you all! Thank you so much for stopping by our blog on this fine day! We've got some stunning craft creations to share with you! We also have a big announcement to make about a huge blog event that is happening next week! What's the big news? You're just going to have to keep reading to find out! But first up we wanted to share today's amazing crafts! Once a month we like to share some craft highlights from the Graphic 45 Ning gallery! The Graphic 45 Ning site is an incredible place to share your Graphic 45 creations, get inspired by your fellow crafters and connect with an amazing community of artists! Today you're going to see some of the incredible crafts that have been posted to our Ning gallery recently. As always we encourage all of you to share your Graphic 45 creations with us on Ning! We love to see what you're creating!

Graphic 45 Ning:

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First up is this absolutely stunning creation. It's a Christmas Tree featuring A Ladies Diary by Jan Hennings. She individually wrapped little packages and stacked them into a tree shape! Isn't that clever?! Then Jan added some flowing ribbon and a cute little tree skirt to create this feminine holiday home decor piece. We just love it!

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Next up is this vibrant and beautiful Bird Song Photo Tray Shadowbox by Sabrina Radeck. There are so many fun photos in this shadowbox. The bright colors and whimsical designs of Bird Song are just perfect in this unique creation! Sabrina also used Graphic 45 Metal Butterflies to add even more charm to this wonderful work of art! Here is what she had to say about it.

"For a Scrapbook Parade Class and my youngest,  24 year old daughter who is in the photos. She's a great welder and very artistic as well. All the Bird Song projects I've made for these classes will go to her when the classes are completed." -Sabrina Radeck

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January is just days away! Here is a fantastic Place in Time January 2013 Calendar Page by Carli Groven. The colors in this calendar page are so amazing! All the fun of the winter season really comes to life! What a wonderful way to start the new year!

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Here is a wonderfully adorable Little Darlings shabby chic photo frame by Martica Gonzalez. This is such a delightful creation! Martica layered papers from Little Darlings and added gorgeous floral embellishments and ribbons to create this sweet frame. It is a truly heartfelt gift!

"This is a frame I did for a friend that just had a baby." -Martica Gonzalez

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Next up is this incredible Place in Time winter layout by Lisa. This is such an amazing use of Place in Time! It is such a great collection for creating exquisite seasonal LOs! Just look at all the amazing detail in this creation: paper layering, delicate stitching on the borders, inking, fussy cutting and incredible embellishments. This LO has everything! What in inspiration!

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And there you have it, G45ers! We welcome you all to check out our Ning site and upload your Graphic 45 creations to our gallery! Share your love of papercrafting with a great community of artists just like you! It's a wonderful resource and a great place ot get inspired!

Well it's time for some big news! Starting this Monday, December 31 we will be having sneak peeks of a brand new Graphic 45 collection! Be the first to see the latest and greatest Graphic 45 collection that will be premiering at CHA Winter! As usual we will be giving away 4 prize packs everyday during our sneak peeks! You could win a brand new Graphic 45 collection before it is even available in stores! So be sure to come check out our blog this Monday to see what's new from Graphic 45 and enter to win an incredible prize!

One more quick announcement. There is still time to upload your finished 2013 calendars from our Place in Time Calendar Tutorial Series to our Facebook page for your chance to win a $150 Graphic 45 prize pack! The deadline is December 31st at 11:59 PM PST. We will be announcing our randomly chosen winner right here on our blog on January 1st! Hooray!

Graphic 45 Facebook:


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We hope you all had a great time exploring today's Graphic 45 Ning highlights! We want to thank all of today's featured artists for their incredible work! Come back and see us very soon for more amazing inspiration from all your friends at Graphic 45!

Your Pals in Paper,

Team Graphic 45


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Last Minute Holiday Crafts & G45 Featured Store, Violettes!

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Hello G45ers,

We want to welcome you all to another happy day here on the Graphic 45 blog! We have so much to share with you today! It's been a while since we had a featured store here on the Graphic 45 blog. So we thought it would be fun to take you inside the delightful shop Violettes in Lakeland, Florida! We've got a fun interview and photos from this wonderful store. They are big fans of Graphic 45! Plus we have some gorgeous holiday crafts from Tara Orr and Nicole Eccles that are sure to get you inspired for some last minute holiday crafting! This is a great time to use these last few days of the holiday season to enjoy some festive crafting with Graphic 45! This is going to be a really fun day! First up is our interview with Violettes! We always love doing business with this sweet store. They are wonderful people and their enthusiasm for Graphic 45 is out of this world! Take a journey to lovely Lakeland, Florida and say hello to the fine folks at Violettes!

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Tell us about yourself, your store, staff and customers.  What makes you special?

Violettes is owned and operated by Diana Newberry.  I guess you could say I’ve been a crafter since a young age when I would spend my allowance on pens and paper -  who knew that it would develop into a store that is that is 4200 sq feet and 13 rooms of endless creativity.   Violettes is approximately 12 years old and has a client base that is worldwide with a mixtures of age groups. We are successful  because with us everything is treated as though it is a #1 priority: customers,  product selection, classes, talented teachers and the love of the craft. They are equally as important. Above our door as you walk in we have a sign that reads “your favorite place to be” and we hear this just about everyday.  How lucky are we. We tell our customers hello and to have “fun” each and every time they visit.  It’s our motto.

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Why Graphic 45?

G45 is a product line that is simply spectacular on it’s own.  It inspires and sparks  creativity in everyone.    What’s not to love, the company is very much like us and we like being treated like we are family.  It is a product line the excites our teachers with a result of exciting classes.  Students work with the product and then when class is done it spills back into the g45 area it starts all over again and again.

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What kind of activities do you have that use Graphic 45 products with? 

Classes. We find that when we use the Graphic 45 lines for classes, we need to schedule more than
one.  They quickly sell out.   We show the lines in various craft ideas, from home décor to scrapbooking to tag making.  It simply inspires everyone from the beginner to the experienced crafter. The teachers are so excited when the boxes arrive. They hurry and grab the product to start creating.   It is very interesting to see how the same line can be expressed in so many different ways.  

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Tell us what your customers have to say about products.      

We have an area devoted to g45 not too far from the entrance.  It makes a statement on it’s own. The customers all comment on the design and color.  They know when they buy the product that they are always satisfied with their purchase.  It’s as though you know your project  will be worthy of showing off -  because you are immediately off to a good start by purchasing a line that displays so much though and creativity.

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There you have it, G45ers! If you are in Lakeland, Florida any time soon be sure to stop in and say hello to the wonderful folks at Violettes!

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           4604 Cleveland Heights Blvd.
            Lakeland, Florida  33813
     (863) 644-0801

And now it's time for crafts! Today we're sharing some wonderful last minute ideas for holiday crafts. Maybe you've got a few more holiday engagements to go to. Or perhaps you're just enjoying these last few days of the holiday season. Either way it's still the perfect time to get festive! If the Christmas tree is still up it's still Christmas, right?! First up we have this magnificent Nutcracker Sweet layout by Tara Orr. So many fun photos are taken during the holidays. Layouts like this one are just perfect for immortalizing your precious holiday memories! Get inspired with this incredibly fresh and beautiful LO! Create one of your own using your favorite holiday photos and Graphic 45 papers! Here is what Tara had to say about this incredible creation!

I created this project based on a sketch from Nadia over at Once Upon a Sketch (http://onceuponasketchblog.blogspot.ca/). This layout took on a very earthy, monochromatic feel - still love it! Our family tradition is to put up our trees together while listening to Christmas tunes and sipping eggnog, hot chocolate and eating cookies! There is a hidden journaling tag to the right of the page which reads: "What a difference from last year! So glad we are all healthy and really able to enjoy Christmas in 2012! So excited in fact, that our tree was up the weekend of Remembrance Day!!! Guess we have to make up for lost time!!"-Tara Orr

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Next up is this super sweet and clever Nutcracker Sweet creation! This one was made by Nicole Eccles! It's a handmade gift box for tea or hot cocoa using Nutcracker Sweet! This is an amazing idea for any time of the year but it looks absolutely perfect for the holidays! This is a fun and easy project to make. Just follow Nicole's great instructions to create one for your family or friends! Here is what Nicole had to say about this festive treasure!

"This little gift box is great for all those coffee, tea, or cocoa drinkers out there!  Super easy and inexpensive to make, it even makes a cute little Christmas decoration too.  Simply made with a chipboard cone found at any craft store and a hand cut chipboard circle.  The cone was cut down a tiny bit at the tip, then wrapped with yummy Graphic 45 papers and adhered to the circle for it’s stand!  The little handle was also hand cut from chipboard and added the perfect little spot for a  gift tag!  As an added touch, I made a drippy looking border of Hot Cocoa and covered the whole thing with Mica for that simple vintage shine!" Nicole Eccles

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Supplies:

Graphic 45 Papers:
Colorbox Decades Inks: Triumphant Red 
May Arts: Ribbon
Ranger: Xmas Red Stickles
Martha Stewart: Dripping Goo Border Punch
Other: Chipboard cone, extra pieces of chipboard for handle and base, tinsel, Mica

That's all for today, G45ers! Thank you all so much for stopping by! We want to thank Violettes for their wonderful feature on today's blog. We also want to thank Tara Orr and Nicole Eccles for their incredible work. We hope today's blog helped fill you all with some extra holiday inspiration. Please come back and see us tomorrow for more craft delights and fun! Have a terrific day!

Happy Papercrafting!.

Your Friends at Graphic 45
 
 
 

 

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Deck The Halls With Christmas Cheer From Graphic 45!

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Hello G45ers,

We want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! Thank you all so much for taking the time to visit us on this wonderful day! Wow, we do love the holidays! Christmas is such a beautiful time of togetherness and joy. Today we wantd to bring you some absolutely incredible crafts to help celebrate this incredible holiday. You'll see a marvelous Nutcracker Sweet tag by Gloria Stengel, an amazing Nutcracker Sweet petite four altered box by Clare Charvill and a marvelous Nutcracker Sweet altered iPod box by Denise Hahn! It's a Christmas cornacopia of inspiration! But first we have a very special message for all of you from our family here at Graphic 45!

Seasons Greetings to all of you this Christmas Day! We are enjoying being together as a family, and wish you the same joy. We have so enjoyed celebrating the holidays with you and seeing your beautiful handmade treasures. Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

With Warmest Wishes,
Diane, Aimee, Charee, and the G45 Family

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This first festive creation was made by Gloria Stengel. It's a gorgeous tag featuring Nutcracker Sweet! Holiday tags are so much fun to create! Let this magnificent creation inspire you to create a fun holiday tag that you'll cherrish for years to come! Here is what Gloria had to say about this fabulous work of art!

"Christmas is my favorite holiday and I collect a lot of supplies in order to make Christmas tags, cards, and other projects. Nutcracker Sweet is a beautiful collection, filled with both traditional and non-traditional colors. I had a blast cutting out the nutcracker and making him pop, literally off the tag! To create a more realistic feel, I added glossy accents to his boots, belt, and hat! He really shines! To "jazz" up the metal doorplate I painted it with several coats of gesso, and while the gesso was wet, I sprinkled the metal with several types of glitter." Gloria Stengel

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Supplies:

Graphic 45 Papers: Nutcracker Sweet

Enchanted Journey

Holiday Magic

Christmas March

Nutcracker Sweet

Endearing Sentiments 

Graphic 45 Staples:

Metal: Doorplate

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Clearsnap Colorbox: Creamy Brown Fluid Chalk Ink

May Arts: ribbon

Adhesive: Glossy Accents, Glue Dots, foam squares, tape runner, white glue, Liquitex matte gel medium

                                                Other: bells, floral picks, dove, brads, gesso, glitter, wire

 
Next up is this amazing Christmas Petite Four Box by Clare Charvill! This is an incredible idea for holiday home decor or gifts! You can have so much fun letting your imagination run wild with Graphic 45 papers and embellishments! It is so easy to find quaint and inexpensive little boxes like this one that you can upcycle with Graphic 45! Get inspired with Clare's amazing tips for how she created this exquisite holiday treasure! Take it away, Clare!
 
I'm a bit of a traditionalist when it comes to Christmas and love the reds and greens of the season. For this project I took an MDF box, painted it with red acrylic paint and then covered it with matte medium.  While the medium was drying I sprinkled a little gold Art Glitter over the painted surfaces to give a hint of Christmas sparkle :-) 
 
The lid is covered with Enchanted Journey paper, which I distressed with Vintage Photo ink.  I also distressed all the red acrylic paint with vintage photo ink to give an aged look to the box before decorating it.

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To decorate the lid I combined one of the story cards from the reverse side of the Enchanted Journey paper , two chipboard frames, chipboard pieces, stickers and metal brads with two poinsettias. 

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The flowers were cut out from Enchanted Journey paper and inked with peeled paint and barn door distress inks.  I used candy cane stickles in the centre of the flowers to finish them off.   I used glossy accents and gold Art Glitter to finish off the detail on the story card.

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The sides of the box are covered in Clara's Dream and Land of Sweets papers, a red ribbon and ticket stickers and then covered the inside with Christmas March. The box is sealed with matte medium.
 
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I can't wait to fill it with my home made marzipan fruits and brandy truffles.  
 
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MDF Box with lid
Red Acrylic paint
Claudine Helmuth Matte Medium
Gold Art Glitter
Tacky Glue
Glossy Accents
Red Ribbon 
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Next up is another splendid Nutcracker Sweet creation! This is a magnificent altered iPod box by Denise Hahn! Don't throw away the boxes for your electronic devises! Upcycle them with Graphic 45! This dreamy creation is full of so much beauty and cheer! Here Denise explains her inspiration behind this stunning project! Follow her fun and easy instructions and get inspired to create one of your own! Take it away, Denise!

"Coming up with inspiration to alter items is easy for me. When I am working on a projects I keep a little bowl on my desk that I put little scraps and bits of things in that I think I might use. Inevitably at the end of the projects I have a color coordinated little bowl of goodies. Then it's just a matter of finding the right "thing" to alter.  I have to say I am little attached to my Apple boxes. My iPad, my MacBook my iPhone. I am so attached to these items I can't even throw away their boxes. They always have unique design elements to them that are super conducive to altering! My only problem is that Apple makes their boxes out of some super secret plastic style cardboard that does not like ink, gesso or acrylic paint. With that said, if you want to color your box (mine is actually a cream colored base) prime it with Krylon Fusio  for Plastic first, that's the only thing that seemed to stick. What other little treasured boxes do you keep? Why not alter one with all of your leftover bits and pieces from you last project?" -Denise Hahn

Directions:
Spray paint box and let dry
Cut to size scrap paper to cover outside and inside
Run through Xyron sticker maker and adhere to box
Cut an 8inch by 1.5 strip to accordion fold
Hot glue accordion fold to top of box-add and embellishment (I used the metal crown) to hold into place
Arrange your little leftovers into your box, fussy cut some G45 images and hot glue into place
Embellish outside - I hot glued some pearls onto the front
Attach candle base (make sure no candle wax residue on the holder) with hot glue
Wrap some ribbon around the base and add a Graphic 45 Chipboard Tag or cut out your own from Card stock

 

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Supplies:
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Scraps of Nutcracker Sweet or any other Graphic 45 Paper scraps you can't bear to throw away
Krylon Fusion for Plastic
Bits and baubles from your stash
Hot Glue
Xyron Sticker Maker with permanent Adhesive
Candle holder from Thrift store
Left over trim

 We hope you all had a great time today! We want to once again wish you all a very Merry Christmas! We enjoyed getting to bring you these sweet treasures on this gorgeous holiday. We want to thank Gloria Stengel, Clare Charvill and Denise Hahn for their fantastic work today. We wish you all a warm and happy holiday! Join us tomorrow for more incredible crafts and fun!

Merry Christmas!

Your Friends at Graphic 45

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Christmas Eve Wishes & Festive Crafts From Graphic 45!

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Hello G45ers,

Happy Christmas Eve to you all! We hope that you are enjoying this joyful and festive day with family and friends. We want to extend the warmest holiday wishes from our family to yours! We thought we'd help add some extra Christmas cheer to your day with two gorgeous holiday creations from Tara Orr and Maiko Miwa. There's a stunning altered metal tin keepsake purse by Tara Orr and an amazing holiday wreath by Maiko Miwa! Both of these creations are so beautiful and full of imagination! Get ready for some true holiday bliss with Graphic 45!

But first we have a prize winner to announce from last week's Graphic 45 and Scrapbook Adhesives blog hop! We chose one random winner from comments left on our blog last week. We had such a great time getting to share all of those incredible crafts with you last week. Big thanks to everyone who participated! And the winner is...

-Lindsay Stejskal: "OMG, thanks so much for these wonderful tutorials and for sharing your ideas. I am so excited to have a go at making that flip book!"

Congratulations, Lindsay! Please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize! This is the prize that Lindsay won today! Wow! Once again, thank you to everyone who left us comments last week! We loved reading them!

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And now it's time for some lovely Christmas cheer! First up is this adorable and beautiful Nutcracker Sweet keepsake purse by Tara Orr. This is such a fun idea! With vibrant Graphic 45 papers and embellishments it is so much fun to create unique crafts like this! Here Tara explains her inspiration behind this marvelous creation!

"I wanted to alter one of the metal tins and create a keepsake purse for my daughter.  She is into the phase of storing everything into random containers and I thought it would be cute to make her her own little bag in which she could keep all of her treasures.  I adore the sweet images of the ballerinas and knew she would love them just as much (not to mention that pink and purple are her all time fave colours)" -Tara Orr

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Supplies:

Graphic 45 Metal Brads
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May Arts Ribbon

Next up is this incredible handmade wreath by Maiko Miwa. All the cheerful characters in Graphic 45 papers come to life in this magnificent wreath! Maiko fussy cut characters from lots of different Graphic 45 collections and added some pretty ribbons and embellishments to create this one-of-a-kind piece of holiday home decor! What a clever idea! There is so much to discover in every detail of this fabbulous wreath! Here is what Maiko had to say about this wonderful work of art!
 
"I made a Christmas wreath using many collections!! Since I became to be a member of the Graphic45 Design Team, I have come to love Graphic 45 increasingly. I love all kinds of the characters from Graphic 45 papers. So I wanted to impress my feeling. There are many green pattern papers in each colloection. I made leaves using 12 kinds of green pattern papers from many collections. "Place in Time", "Bird Song", "Nutscracker Sweet", "Happy Haunting", "Cherishsed" from Little Darlings", "Bazaar of Wonders" from Olde Curiosity Shoppe", "Seaside Holiday" from Tropical Travelogue", "The Magic of OZ", "Halloween in Wonderland", "Once upon a spring time", "Christmas Emprium" and Le Cirque"!!! I want G45ers to seek each characters in this wreath" -Maiko Miwa

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Supplies:
Graphic45 papers :December Foundation-"Place in Time",Harmony-"Bird Song",Festive Fairlytale-"Nutcracker Sweet",Enchanted Garden-"Happy Haunting","Little Darlings","Olde Curiosity Shoppe","Tropical Travelogue","The Magic of OZ","Alice in Wonderland","Once upon a spring time","Christmas Emprium"and "Le Cirque"
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glitter glue:Ranger
dew drops:The Robin's Nest

That's all for today, G45ers. We hope you all had a wonderful time! We want to thank Tara Orr and Maiko Miwa for making this amazing day even more festive with their fabulous crafts! Join us tomorrow for a very special Christmas Day post! We wish you all a very happy and healthy Christmas Eve!

Happy Holiday Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45

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Graphic 45 & Scrapbook Adhesives Blog Hop! Final Day

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Hello G45ers,

It's another glorious day here on the Graphic 45 blog! We want to welcome you all to the final day of the Graphic 45 and Scrapbook Adhesives blog hop! Today we're going to share some more exciting creations from our design team! There are even some fun tutorials that you're sure to love! But first we're celebrating a special Graphic 45 birthday! This Sunday is the birthday of Ron Robertson of the Graphic 45 Customer Service team! Ron is a valued member of our team here at the Graphic 45 office. He processes orders, answers phones and emails and is also our tech wizard whenever our computers start acting up. We wanted to wish him a happy birthday with this fun birthday interview! Get to know the man who helps get all that great Graphic 45 product to your local scrapbook stores! Here is our interview with the one and only Ron Robertson!

It's your birthday!! What do you plan to do for your Big Day this year?  

Well my little sister turns 21 two weeks before I do, so for the week of my birthday we are going to Las Vegas with our Dad.  It will be fun showing her how much more fun you can have down there once your old enough!

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So, your birthday is near Christmas. Is this a positive or negative in your book? Do people give you combo Christmas/birthday gifts?

Generally I will celebrate with friends the week before and have a small family dinner the night of.  My birthday party is always a huge celebration as I have been blessed to have a very large group of friends.  This year my friends are bringing in some of my favorite local bands to play!  And yes, I do get combo gifts all the time haha.

Word on the street is, you love camping! What is the best trip you've been on in the past year? Where did you go and what were the highlights?

I very much like the outdoors.  Camping and Music Festivals alike.  I spent almost every weekend of the summer somewhere new.  This summer my favorite had to have been when we went up to a secret spot towards Mt. Hood.  I do not remember the exact location but there was over 250 of us in the middle of nowhere.  One of the best weekends I ever had.  It was basically a 3 day long water gun battle.  We all built our own fortresses across the fields.  Hope to do it again next summer!

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Do you have any big trips planned for 2013?

I do!  Another of my favorite events of last summer was "Paradiso Festival" which I went to with my sister and a bunch of friends.  For her birthday this year I bough us a pair of tickets to go again!  Last year had over 15,000 people in attendance for 2 days.  Met a lot of new friends!


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We've also heard you are an avid fan of music. Who are your favorite artists currently?

Very much.  I have been playing various instruments for over 12 years as well as producing music on my computer.  My favorite artists will always be the ones I grew up on Tool, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana and others.  They are in my playlist almost every day.

We wish you a very happy birthday, Ron!

And now it's time for the amazing inspiration from Graphic 45 and Scrapbook Adhesives! We've got some stunning crafts to share with you from Alberto Juarez, Kristin Wilson and Denise Hahn! These gorgeous creations combine fabulous Graphic 45 papers and embellishments with amazing Scrapbook Adhesives products. You are going to love the diverse range of creations that they've made! Don't forget to also stop by the Scrapbook Adhesives blog today to check out their marvelous craft inspiration. They are also featuring beautiful crafts from their design team that combine Graphic 45 and Scrapbook Adhesives products! Be sure to leave a blog comment while you're there for your chance to win the fabulous prize pack that they are giving away just for this week's blog event!

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Scrapbook Adhesives Blog:

http://www.scrapbook-adhesives.com/blog

Here is the incredible Graphic 45 and Scrapbook Adhesives prize pack that we are giving away this week on our blog! It includes a Place in Time 12x12 paper pad, Place in Time coordinating chipboard die-cuts, Place in Time stickers, Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Keys, Graphic 45 Chipboard Buttons, three packs of Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares and a Scrapbook Adhesives MyStik! Wow! We will be choosing one random winner from this week's blog comments and announcing them on our blog on Monday, December 24th! So be sure to leave us a blog comment for your chance to win!

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There is also a chance to win some fabulous Graphic 45 and Scrapbook Adhesives prizes on our Facebook and Pinterest pages this week! Definitely check them out for your chance to win!

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This first marvelous Graphic 45 and Scrapbook Adhesives project is just in time for the New Year! Here is a stunning calendar journal by Alberto Juarez featuring Place in Time. This is such a sweet and fun idea! Follow Alberto's easy photo instructions to create one of your own. This would also make a wonderful gift for the holidays! Take it away, Alberto!

"I created this calendar-journal of spring  using the place in time collection and glued all  with products Scrapbook Adhesives!!" -Alberto Juarez

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Here's how it was made!

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Supplies:

Place in time 8x8 colecction
Baker twine
Scrapbook adheshives 3D foam square
Scrapbook adheshives E-Z dots repositionable
Cardboard
Distress ink

Next up is this adorable and beautiful binder that Kristin Wilson created using An ABC Primer and wonderful Scrapbook Adhesives products. This is such a great idea for personalizing ordinary binders! Staying organized is much more fun when you've got a pretty binder like this one! Behold this lovely creation and imagine how you would create a custom binder using Graphic 45 and Scrapbook Adhesives!

"This binder cover was made for a college class I am taking. We were to personalize a portfolio we were to use throughout the course. And of course I used G-45. Scrapbook adhesives worked wonderfully with the heavier items. I loved using the 3D Foam Squares!!" -Kristin Wilson

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Supplies:

Graphic 45: An ABC Primer Collection Papers and Chipboard, Metal Brad, Metal Key, Ribbon
Scrapbook Adhesives: 3D Foam Squares, E-Z Dots
Tim Holtz: Metal Tag, Safety Pin
Stampin Up!: Cardstock, Twine
Maya Road: Wooden Buttons
Craft Store: Ribbon

Here we have a dazzling holiday creation by Denise Hahn. These super sweet handmade gift bags are just perfect for this festive season! Handmade gift bags are a great way to personalize any gift. Get inspired with these three unique handmade gift bags. You can find a fun tutorial on how to make these little treasures on Denise's blog today! Check it out!

Denise Hahn's Blog:


http://www.inmyblueroom.blogspot.com

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Supplies:
Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium
Chipboard Frame Imaginarium Designs
Label- Jolees French General Vintage Labels
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Ribbon and Trim Joann Fabrics
Ink- Clearsnap

Adhesives all by Scrapbook Adhesives; Crafty Power Tape, EZ Dots Permanent, 3D Foam Squares

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Supplies:

Label- Jolees French General Vintage Labels
Pinking shears
Ribbon and Trim Joann Fabrics
Adhesives all by Scrapbook Adhesives; Crafty Power Tape, EZ Dots Permanent, 3D Foam Squares

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Supplies:

Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium paper, Place in Time December Cut-Aparts
Bazzill Basics Textured Cardstock
Label- Jolees French General Vintage Labels
Fiskars Punch Lacy Doubles
Ribbon and Trim Joann Fabrics
Adhesives all by Scrapbook Adhesives; Crafty Power Tape, EZ Dots Permanent, 3D Foam Squares

That's all for today, G45ers. Thank you all so much for joining us! Don't forget to leave us a blog comment today for your chance to win that amazing Graphic 45 and  Scrapbook Adhesives prize pack! We will be choosing one random winner from this week's blog comments and announcing them on our blog on Monday! Huge thanks to Alberto Juarez, Kristin Wilson and Denise Hahn for their gorgeous work today! We also want to thank our friends at Scrapbook Adhesives for joining us for this fantastic week-long blog hop. We had so much fun! We hope you all have a delightful and fun weekend! Come on back and see us for more splendid craft inspiration!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45

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Graphic 45 & Scrapbook Adhesives Blog Hop! Day 4

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Hello G45ers,

We want to welcome you all to another stupendous day of fun here at the Graphic 45 blog! We're continuing the blog hop bliss with our friends at Scrapbook Adhesives! Today you will see more exquisite crafts that combine Graphic 45 and Scrapbook Adhesives products. We've got stunning crafts today from Laura Denison, Betto Cesare and Tara Orr! You are going to see a splendid variety of projects today that are sure to make you smile. The great folks at Scrapbook Adhesives also have some amazing crafts to share with you today on their blog! Be sure to hop on over to the Scrapbook Adhesives blog today to see the beautiful Graphic 45 and Scrapbook Adhesives creations that their design team has made! Be sure to leave a blog comment while you're there for your chance to win the fabulous prize that Scrapbook Adhesives is offering for this week's special blog hop event!

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Scrapbook Adhesives Blog:

http://www.scrapbook-adhesives.com/blog

Here is the incredible Graphic 45 and Scrapbook Adhesives prize pack that we are giving away this week on our blog! It includes a Place in Time 12x12 paper pad, Place in Time coordinating chipboard die-cuts, Place in Time stickers, Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Keys, Graphic 45 Chipboard Buttons, three packs of Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares and a Scrapbook Adhesives MyStik! Wow! We will be choosing one random winner from this week's blog comments and announcing them on our blog on Monday, December 24th! So be sure to leave us a blog comment for your chance to win!

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There is also a chance to win some fabulous Graphic 45 and Scrapbook Adhesives prizes on our Facebook and Pinterest pages this week! Definitely check them out for your chance to win!

Graphic 45 Facebook


https://www.facebook.com/Graphic45

Graphic 45 Pinterest

http://pinterest.com/graphic45/

Today's first incredible creation was made by Laura Denison. It's a gorgeous Changeable Photo Display Tray! This is such a wonderful craft that is a lot of fun to make. It would also make the perfect gift for the holidays! Follow Laura's fun and easy instructions to create one of your very own! Take it away, Laura!

I love the Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares! I used them here to create a Changeable Photo Display Tray.

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For this project, create a 2 1/2" x 12" open top box from chipboard. 
You will also need eight 12" long 1/4" dowels. 
Paint or ink your dowels.

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Attach dowels together with 3D Foam Squares. 
This will give the perfect spacing for you mattes/photos. 
Attach the dowels to the inside of the box bottom

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Create chipboard mattes in your desired size. 
Make 5 to 7 mattes.
Add patterned paper and embellishments to mattes.

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Place mattes into slots between dowels, staggering sizes, orientation, and horizontal placement.

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This would also be a great way to display Christmas cards, or tags....maybe even a calendar on one of the mattes.

Supplies:

Graphic 45 Papers from A Place in Time, Bird Song, and Curtain Call
Graphic 45 Chipboard and Sticker Embellishments
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares
Flowers by Petaloo

 

Next up is this incredibly beautiful and imaginative layout titled "Create one Dream" by Betto Cesare. All the adorable characters in Graphic 45 papers come to life in this brilliant LO! Using fussy cutting, paper layering and Scrapbook Adhesives 3-D Foam Squares, Betto created a colorful layout with incredible dimension! There is so much vivid color and imagination in this layout! Wow!

"My idea with this project was to collage various roles with different cutouts giving them dimension and depth with the help of adhesives and mainly with the help of Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares." -Betto Cesare

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Supplies:
Graphic 45 papers collection:
Communique
A Proper Gentleman 
Transatlantique
Magic of oz
curtain call
le cirque 
steampunk debutante
Ornate metal Buttons Graphic 45
chipboard Imaginarium
3D foan
EZ dots 
and permanent adesives from Scrapbook Adhesives

Next up is a delightful and whimsical Nutcracker Sweet card by Tara Orr. This amazing  Sugar Plum Fairy card displays some wonderful paper layering and paper distressing techniques. With the help of Scrapbook Adhesives products and beautiful Graphic 45 papers, holiday cards are a breeze! Behold this stunning card and imagine what kinds of cards you could make with Graphic 45 and Scrapbook Adhesives!

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Graphic 45 Supplies:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Supplies:
3D Foam Squares (black)
Personalized E-Z Runner Permanent Adhesive Roller
May Arts: Ribbon

That's all for today, G45ers. We hope you had a great time exploring today's marvelous crafts! Big thanks to our friends at Scrapbook Adhesives as well as Laura Denison, Betto Cesare and Tara Orr for their fantastic work today! Join us tomorrow for more inspiration as the Graphic 45 and Scrapbook Adhesives blog hop continues! We hope you all have a terrific day!

With Love and Pretty Paper,

Your Friends at Graphic 45

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Graphic 45 & Scrapbook Adhesives Blog Hop! Day 3

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Hello G45ers,

It's another fabulous day of inspiration here at the Graphic 45 blog! We want to welcome you all to this fun blog event as we team up with our pals at Scrapbook Adhesives for a splendid week-long blog hop! Today we're going to share more brilliant crafts from our design team that combine gorgeous Graphic 45 papers and embellishments with amazing Scrapbook Adhesives products! It's a match made in craft heaven. Our design team has been hard at work to create stunning crafts just for this week's blog hop! Get ready to be dazzled with beautiful inspiration from Jane Tregenza, Susan Lui and Maiko Miwa! Plus there's still a chance to enter to win a fantastic Graphic 45 and Scrapbook Adhesives prize pack! Just leave us a blog comment for your chance to win! Be sure to swing by the Scrapbook Adhesives blog today where you'll find more craft inspiration from the Scrapbook Adhesives design team! They're also sharing some incredible projects that combine Graphic 45 and Scrapbooks Adhesives products! Be sure to leave a blog comment while you're there for your chance to win their marvelous prize pack!

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Scrapbook Adhesives Blog:

http://www.scrapbook-adhesives.com/blog


Here is the incredible Graphic 45 and Scrapbook Adhesives prize pack that we are giving away this week on our blog! It includes a Place in Time 12x12 paper pad, Place in Time coordinating chipboard die-cuts, Place in Time stickers, Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Keys, Graphic 45 Chipboard Buttons, three packs of Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares and a Scrapbook Adhesives MyStik! Wow! We will be choosing one random winner from this week's blog comments and announcing them on our blog on Monday, December 24th! So be sure to leave us a blog comment for your chance to win!

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There is also a chance to win some fabulous Graphic 45 and Scrapbook Adhesives prizes on our Facebook and Pinterest pages this week! Definitely check them out for your chance to win!

Graphic 45 Facebook


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Graphic 45 Pinterest

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Today's first craft creation was made by Jane Tregenza and it is just perfect for the holiday season! This wonderful piece of holiday home decor is also a great way to use some of your Graphic 45 scraps! Enjoy this lovely tutorial where Jane shows you how to combine your Graphic 45 holiday papers and Scrapbook Adhesives products to make a real Christmas treasure! Take it away, Jane!

For this project you need a selection of Graphic 45 Christmas papers, I have used some of my older papers as for this project you don’t need full sheets, just all those bits and pieces you have saved over the years. If you don’t have these papers then you can change them and use papers from the Nutcracker sweet Collection.

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Supplies:

Graphic 45 Papers

Christmas Emporium

Toyland

All I want for Christmas

Merry and Bright

A Christmas Carol

Tis the Season

Under the Mistletoe

Joyous Noel

Christmas Emporium

Santa Express

The Holly and Ivy

Holiday Spirit

Let it Snow

Endearing Sentiments

Imaginarium Designs chipboard ornament and  Christmas Tree

Assorted Brads

Ribbons

Flowers & Berries

Black Cardstock

Chipboard Squares.  1x 3inch x 3 inches,  3x 1 ½ x 3 inches,  4x 1 ½ inches x 1 ½ inches. Spare chipboard.

Quotes

Silver ink pad

Brown ink pad

3L Scrapbook Adhesive sheets

3L Scrapbook Foam Squares

3L Scrapbook E-Z Runner

 

All your chipboard squares need to have adhesive on them, so you can stick the papers onto them. I used 3L Scrapbook Adhesive sheets. I find they work really well and I love 3L foam squares. I always use the black ones. The pack contains two different sizes. They are so easy to use and I go through 100’s of them. Their tape runners also makes any job so quick.   Remember you need to ink around all the edges of your print papers before you stick them down.

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Square One “the Spirit of Christmas”

Cut a piece of “Let it Snow” to 3 x 3 inches. Adhere it to your 3x3 inch chipboard square.  Cut a piece of black cardstock 2 3/8 inch x 2 3/8 inches. Cut a piece of “Holiday Spirit” to 2 ¼ inches x 2 ¼ inches and adhere it to your black cardstock square. Adhere the square to a piece of chipboard and trim the chipboard to fit.  Adhere the chipboard/black cardstock/Holiday Spirit to the middle of your 3 inch square. Cut a piece of ribbon 4 inches long. Using your 3L tape runner place a line of tape across your whole square, add your piece of ribbon  and wrap the ends of the ribbon around to the back of your square and adhere it down. Punch two little flowers from “Christmas Emporium”, ink your flowers and add a little glitter to the edges. Glue each flower together so the petals are off centred.  Glue the finished punched flower onto a paper flower and add a tree brad to the middle to hold the flowers together. Add it to your square over the ribbon with a 3L foam square.  Choose a quote and cut it to be about 1 ¾ inches wide x 1 1/8 inch high. Mount it onto a piece of black cardstock and add the matted quote to your square.

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Square Two “Christmas in the Heart”

Cut a piece of “Under the Mistletoe” to 1 ½ x 3 inches. Adhere it to your 1 ½ x 3 inch chipboard square. Cut a black cardstock square to 1 1/8 inches x 2 1/8 inches. Cut a piece of “Endearing Sentiments” to 1 inch x 2 inches. Adhere it to your black cardstock.  Use some gold berries and push the stem through a small red flower and then a larger green flower. Push the flowers to the top just under the berries. Place the flower at the top of your “Endearing Sentiments” square. Tape the stem to the back your square, trim any of the stem hanging below your square. Add it to the middle of your “Under the Mistletoe” square with foam tape. Add the quote to your square to finish it off.

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Square Three “Snowflakes”

Cut a piece of “Toyland” to 1 ½ x 3 inches. Adhere it to your 1 ½ x 3 inch chipboard square. Cut a piece of spare chipboard to 1 inch x 2 ½ inches, cut a piece of “The Holly and Ivy” the same size, adhere the print paper to the chipboard piece. Cut a piece of “Christmas Emporium” to ¾ inches x 2 ¼ inches and adhere it to the middle of your “Holly and Ivy” piece. Add the finished piece to your “Toyland” square. Wrap a piece of ribbon from the back to the front and tie it in a knot on the front near the bottom of your square.  In the space above the ribbon, place two snowflake brads and one silver brad.

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Square Four “Christmas Ornament”

Cut a piece of “Merry and Bright” to 1 ½ x 1 ½ inch. Adhere it to your 1 ½ x 1 ½ inch chipboard square.  Ink the filigree part of the ornament with a silver ink pad. Cover the solid part of your ornament with a piece of “Christmas Emporium”. Once your filigree piece is dry, glue it over the top of your covered ornament. Add a little bit of glitter to the filigree part of the ornament. Add a bow to the top of the ornament. Add the finished ornament to your square with a foam square.

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Square Five “Christmas Star”

Cut a piece of “Joyous Noel” to 1 ½ x 1 ½ inch. Adhere it to your 1 ½ x 1 ½ inch chipboard square. Add a piece of red ribbon across the middle of your square and wrap the ends to the back of your square. Add a glitter ribbon across the middle of your red ribbon and wrap the ends around to the back of your square. Punch a black cardstock circle

 1 1/8 inch, punch a second circle from a piece of “Christmas Emporium” it needs to be 1 inch and adhere it to your black cardstock circle. Place a wire star onto your punched circle and use a bling brad to hold it in place. Once you have the star on the circle, add the circle to your square with a foam square over the ribbon.

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Square Six “Glitter Snowflake”

Cut a piece of “Tis the Season” to 1 ½ x 1 ½ inch. Adhere it to your 1 ½ x 1 ½ inch chipboard square. Smear a small amount of glue all over the square. Add a mesh ribbon over the top of the paper and trim the ribbon back so it fits onto the square.  Punch a black cardstock circle 1 1/8 inch, punch a second circle from a piece of “All I want for Christmas” it needs to be 1 inch and adhere it to your black cardstock circle. Punch a glitter snowflake and place a bling dome in the middle. Glue it to the middle of your punched circles. Add the finished circle to your square with a foam square.

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Square Seven “ Christmas Heart”

Cut a piece of “Christmas Emporium” to 1 ½ x 1 ½ inch. Adhere it to your 1 ½ x 1 ½ inch chipboard square. Add a piece of gold ribbon across your square near the bottom and wrap the ends to the back of your square. Cut a piece of red ric rack long enough to wrap around your square from the back to the front and tie it with a knot to the left of your square.  Ink a chipboard Christmas tree with peeled paint and spray with a little bit of bronze perfect pearls. Add a little bit of glitter to each star on the tree. Add the tree to your square with foam squares.

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Square Eight “Peace on Earth”

Cut a piece of “A Christmas Carol” to 1 ½ x 3 inch. Adhere it to your 1 ½ x 3 inch chipboard square. Cut a piece of

“Santa Express” to 1 inch x 2 inches. Wrap the piece around your square so the ends are at the back. It needs to go near the left edge of your square. Cut a piece of black cardstock to ¾ inch wide x 1 3/8 inches long. Cut a piece of “Christmas Emporium” to 5/8 x 1 2/8 inches. Adhere the print paper onto your piece of black cardstock. Punch a black cardstock circle  1 1/8 inch, punch a second circle from a piece of “Al I want for Christmas”  it needs to be 1 inch and adhere it to your black cardstock circle. Use two flowers and glue them on top of each other. Glue them to your circle. Glue it to your small square and use a bling brad to hold the whole thing together.  Add the finished piece over the top of your “Santa Express” print with foam square.  Mat a quote onto a piece of black cardstock and add it to your square.

Now all I need to do is take some photos at Christmas, I have room for 6x  1 ½ x 1 ½ inch photos. Mine is for a present, so I have mounted the finished squares onto an Imaginarium Designs backing board which I sprayed black first.  I just added a ribbon bow to finish it off.

Next up is this adorable layout by Susan Lui. We just love her beautiful borders and elaborate fussy cutting in this LO! Plus that incredible portrait of the dog is just too cute! Here Susan explains how she created this wonderful work of art using Graphic 45 and Scrapbook Adhesives.

Hello. Here's a layout I created using Graphic 45's Tropical Travelogue collection and Scrapbook Adhesive's glue tape and 3D foam adhesive.

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I fussy-cut a lot of floral details from the Tropical Travelogue papers and adhered them around the photograph, building the layers using 3D foam adhesives.

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Supplies:

Graphic 45 Tropical Travelogue collection - Garden Isle, Island Jewel, Seaside Holiday, Oceania, Exotic Destination
Graphic 45 Tropical Travelogue Die Cut Chipboard
Scrapbook Adhesives MyStick and 3D Foam Adhesive

And last but certainly not least is this fantastic altered box by Maiko Miwa. She used Bird Song papers, Graphic 45 Small Matchbook Box, fun embellishments and Scrapbook Adhesives products to create this joyful project! These small Matchbook Boxes are so much fun and they make incredible gifts! You can even house a gift card in these sweet boxes! Just imagine the possibilities!

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Supplies:

Graphic 45 Small Matchbook Box

Bird Song papers

Graphic 45 Antique Metal Door Pull

Graphic 45 Metal Butterflies

Graphic 45 Stamped Metal Brads

Scrapbook Adhesives

Also be sure to check out today's Papercrafter's Library blog where the fabulous Sharon Ngoo of the Graphic 45 design team is being featured! Here is a sneak peek of her amazing holiday creation! Hop on over to see the full prject and enjoy more amazing inspiration!

Papercrafter's Library


http://blog.papercrafterslibrary.com/

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That's all for today, G45ers! We want to remind you all that there is still plenty of time to upload a photo of your finished 2013 calendars from the Place in Time Calendar Tutorial Series! Upload your photos of your finished calendar to our Facebook page by December 31st at 11:59 PST for your chance to win a $150 Graphic 45 prize pack! We will be announcing a winner on our blog on January 1st!

We want to thank our friends at Scrapbook Adhesives for this fabulous day of fun! Big thanks to Jane Tregenza, Susan Lui and Maiko Miwa for their gorgeous work! We also want to thank you all for joining us! Please come back and see us tomorrow for more grand inspiration as we continue the Graphic 45 and Scrapbook Adhesives blog hop! It's going to be incredible! We wish you all a wonderful Wednesday!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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Graphic 45 & Scrapbook Adhesives Blog Hop! Day 2

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Hello G45ers,

We want to welcome you all to another incredible day of the Graphic 45 and Scrapbook Adhesives blog hop! Yesterday we saw some stunning creations that combined Graphic 45 and Scrapbook Adhesives products! We're keeping the party going all week long with more amazing crafts that are sure to inspire you! Today we've got some awe-inspiring crafts from our design team! Gloria Stengel has made a gorgeous mini album and tutorial that is out of this world! We also have a breathtaking tag creation from Arlene Cuevas and a fun video tutorial! Wow! This is going to be such a fun day! Our friends at Scrapbook Adhesives are also displaying some magnificent crafts that combine Graphic 45 and Scrapbook Adhesives products! Be sure to swing on by their blog today to behold more amazing inspiration! Scrapbook Adhesives is also giving away a beautiful prize pack this week to celebrate this fun blog hop! Be sure to leave a comment on their blog for your chance to win!

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Scrapbook Adhesives Blog:

http://www.scrapbook-adhesives.com/blog

What would a blog hop be without prizes? Here is the incredible Graphic 45 and Scrapbook Adhesives prize pack that we are giving away this week on our blog! It includes a Place in Time 12x12 paper pad, Place in Time coordinating chipboard die-cuts, Place in Time stickers, Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Keys, Graphic 45 Chipboard Buttons, three packs of Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares and a Scrapbook Adhesives MyStik! Wow! We will be choosing one random winner from this week's blog comments and announcing them on our blog on Monday, December 24th! So be sure to leave us a blog comment for your chance to win!

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There is also a chance to win some fabulous Graphic 45 and Scrapbook Adhesives prizes on our Facebook and Pinterest pages this week! Definitely check them out for your chance to win!

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Graphic 45 Pinterest

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First up we have this incredible mini album by Gloria Stengel! This is the perfect mini for Valentines Day! Check out Gloria's fun and informative instructions to create one of your very own! You can see how beautifully Graphic 45 papers and embellishments blend with amazing Scrapbook Adhesives products! Gloria also blended lots of different Graphic 45 paper collections to create a truly unique work of art! There is so much love in this sweet mini! Get ready for some serious inspiration! Take it away, Gloria!

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Several years ago, I created a flip album for a workshop project that I was teaching. The original design came from a Close to My Heart demonstrator in approximately 2007. However, all good things come back into fashion, and I have always wanted to make another one of these minis with an updated flair. I have never had the time, until now! The Graphic 45 Place in Time collection inspired me to give it another go!

I used adhesives from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and Graphic 45 papers to create a Valentine's Day mini perfect for the sweetie my life!

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Graphic 45 papers:

Place in Time: January, February, June Cut-Aparts, February Foundation Page 8x8, Calendar Foundation Page, Stickers, Chipboard

Birdsong: Harmony

Baby 2 Bride: Unchained Melody, Endless Love

Domestic Goddess: Yours Truly, Simple as Pie

The Magic of Oz: Tenderhearted Tin Man

A Ladies' Diary: Chipboard, Stickers

Scrapbook Adhesives b 3L: My Stik Permanent tape runner, 3D Foam Squares

Cardstock: Bazzill Butter Cream; American Crafts Pomegranate, Black

Ink: Ranger Distress Fired Brick

Stamps: Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection Odds and Ends

Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon

Brads: Creative Imaginations

Doily: Wilton

Flowers: Kaisercraft, The Paper Studio, Wild Orchid Crafts

Chipboard Clock: Teresa Collins

Chipboard wing: Maya Road

Glitter: Stampendous Kaleidoscope transparent glitter embossing powder

Sprays: Pro 31 Designs

Metal key: Tim Holtz Idea-ology

Punches: Martha Stewart heart border; Carl heart

Other: Scrabble tiles, bottle cap, mini lock, white glue

The finished mini measures 6 x 6 x 3/4 inches. The basic construction directions are below. Once you have constructed the album, you are free to decorate it in any style you wish.

Basic Instructions 

  1. Cut (1) 6 x 12 piece of cardstock. Score at 2 1/4, 3, 9, and 9 3/4 inches.
  2. Cut (4) 6 x 6 pieces of cardstock.
  3. Attach 2 pieces of 6 x 6 cardstock to the 2 1/4 inch left flap at the 2 1/4 inch fold, sandwiching the flap between the cardstock.  Repeat the process by attaching the other 2 pieces of 6 x 6 cardstock to the 2 1/4 inch right flap.
  4. You will end up with a base page that is 6 inches tall and 19 1/2 inches wide. Score again at 6 and 6 3/4 inches from each end. This is your Album Base. Set this aside.

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  1. Cut (3) pieces of cardstock to 6 x 12 inches. Score each piece at 3 and 9 inches. Attach the three pieces of cardstock together by the 3 x 6 inch flaps to form a 6 x 24 inch section that has a center section with "doors."  
  2. Fold the two 3-inch center flaps towards the center.

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  1. Fold the 3-inch right flap in and fold the 6-inch right panel towards the center.
  2. Fold the 3-inch left flap in and fold the 6-inch left panel towards the center. Now you have the Album Core. Once it is folded, it will measure 6 x 6 inches.
  3. Attach the Album Core to the inside 6x6 center panel of your Album Base, by attaching adhesive to the back of the Album Core and placing it onto the center of the Album Base.
  4. Fold the right panel to the center.
  5. Fold the left cover panel to the center. (It may be helpful to label your “naked” panels and flaps prior to decorating.)
  6. You may choose to ink all edges and folds.
  7. Now you are ready to decorate!

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If you find that your album is getting too "lumpy" you may have to increase your spines. Mine are 3/4 inches, but there is room to adjust them if necessary.

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Decorate the cover with images, flowers, and other embellishments. If you plan to make your cover very ornate, you may want to decorate it last so that it does not get crushed while you are decorating the inside of the album.

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Use approximately 30 inches of ribbon, sandwiched between the back cover and the front cover flap to tie your album closed.

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This album is fun with all its folds and flaps. There is a surprise at every flip!

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Below are the photos of each page of the album.

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Next up is this gorgeous mixed media collage by Nicole Eccles. This fabulously unique work of art features A Ladies Diary and some very clever layering to create a real sense of dimension. The colors in this piece are so striking and of course it captures that true vintage-inspired charm of Graphic 45! Here is what Nicole had to say about the inspiration behind this amazing project.

"For our hop with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L I have created a mixed media collage on canvas.  Using many layers of inks, paints and gesso I was able to create a sort of dream like, see thru background with a mosaic of colors.  A Ladies Diary was the inspiration for this piece, starting out with only the cut out ladies. Once they were cut out, I saw the wonderful depth and angle they were standing on and knew the perfect thing to give them more dimension.  My favorite to use EVER, 3D foam squares by Scrapbook Adhesives!  By layering multiple foam squares, I was able to create a multitude of different heights that really captured the feel I was going for." -Nicole Eccles

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Supplies:
 
Graphic 45 Papers-
Colorbox Decades Inks: Triumphant Red, Venetian Lace, Bon Voyage, Photogenic
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: Repositionable and Permanent Adhesives, 3D Foam Squares
Stampers Anonymous: Tim Holtz collection- Street Lamp
Other: Acrylic Paint, Gesso, Matte Medium, Canvas
 
Next up is a beautiful tag and video tutorial that Arlene Cuevas created! This tag is also perfect for Valentine's Day! It has all the soft colors and loving sentiments of this adorable holiday! You can also see how well A Ladies Diary papers look when used with Scrapbook Adhesives products! It makes crafting so effortless! Follow Arlene's fun and simple instructions to create a tag of your very own! You can also learn how to customize the Scrapbook Adhesives "My Stik" dispenser using A Ladies' Diary! What fun!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWt1WB32Nnc&feature=youtu.be

 

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Supplies:

-Upcycled Graphic 45 Staples packaging
-A Ladies' Diary paper collection
-Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L - My Stik Permanent Strips Adhesive, 3D Foam Squares Black, Regular & 3D Foam Squares Black, Small
-Momenta metal book corner
-May Arts ribbon
-I Am Roses mulberry flowers and crochet flowers
-Vintage lace

We hope you all enjoyed today's fabulous crafts! Don't forget to stop by the Scrapbook Adhesives blog today to see the amazing inspiration they have in store for you! Be sure to leave them a blog comment while you're there for your chance to win their fun prize! We want to thank Gloria Stengel, Nicole Eccles and Arlene Cuevas for their stunning work today. The blog hop bliss continues tomorrow with more amazing inspiration from Graphic 45 and Scrapbook adhesives! We hope you'll come back and see us! Have a delightful day, G45ers!

With Love and Pretty Paper,

Your Friends at Graphic 45

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Graphic 45 Presents Nutcracker Sweet Festive Card Set

 

Nutcracker Sweet Matchbook Box Festive Card Set

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Download the Nutcracker Sweet Matchbook Box Festive Card Set Project Sheet

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Unique Gift Ideas With Graphic 45 & Mod Podge Tutorials!

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Hello G45ers,

Welcome to another happy day here at the Graphic 45 blog! We are so glad that you've stopped by to see what's new in the land of papercrafting! There is so much to discover on today's blog! We've got two incredible tutorials from Tara Orr and Laura Denison. They have combined Graphic 45 papers and embellishments with Mod Podge products to create unique and beautiful crafts. They are going to show you some splendid techniques that you're sure to love! All of today's crafts are just perfect for holiday gift ideas! To celebrate today's Graphic 45 and Mod Podge collaboration, we're giving away this fantastic prize pack of goodies! This is your chance to win a Le Cirque 8x8 paper pad, Le Cirque Cling Stamps, Metal Flower Staples, Stamped Metal Brads, Mod Podge Dimensional Magic, Mod Podge Super Gloss and Mod Podge Antique Matte! Just leave us a blog or Facebook comment today for your chance to win! We will be announcing our randomly chosen winner on tomorrow's blog so stay tuned!

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Speaking of prizes, there's still one more prize winner to announce from yesterday's Place in Time contest! Today's winner was chosen at random from comments left on our Facebook page! They will receive the wonderful Place in Time prize pack that we were giving away during our Place in Time Calendar Tutorial Series. And the winner is...

-Pati Nuce: "Absolutely gorgeous!"

Congratulations, Pati. Please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Big thanks to everyone who left us comments during our amazing calendar series! We are so glad to have been able to share all of those beautiful tutorials with you!

And now it's time for some crafting fun! First up is this superb tutorial by Tara Orr! She took an ordinary dollar store apron and turned it into a one-of-a-kind treasure by combining Graphic 45 papers and Mod Podge! This is such a great idea and it would make a great handmade gift! Follow Tara's easy instructions to create one of your own! Take it away, Tara!

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Graphic 45 Supplies:
Cotton Apron
Mod Podge Gloss

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I first purchased an inexpensive canvas apron from the dollar store.

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Next, I cut out several images from the Cut-Apart pages found in the Place in Time 12x12 Paper Pad and arranged them in a type of quilt-like pattern on the apron. Once I was satistied with the arrangement I began to prepare my images.

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Coat each image very generously with Mod Podge.  The side which you wish to appear on your project, is the side that you should be coating with Mod Podge.

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Transfer image, face down, onto your work surface and smooth out, ensuring to wipe off any excess product.  Continue these steps until all your images have been placed on your project and let dry overnight.

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With a spritz bottle, soak your images with water - REALLY soak them.  Using a circular motion, rub off the top layer of paper with your fingers.  Your image should appear.

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Once complete, you can leave as is, but I found my images quite faded looking so I decided to finish with an extra coating of Mod Podge which helped to bring out the bolder colours again.

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Next up is this incredible jewelery tutorial by Laura Denison! This is another perfect gift idea! Laura used Graphic 45 Metal Staples and Mod Podge to create these unique and beautiful accessories! It just goes to show you what a variety of gorgeous crafts you can make when you combine Graphic 45 and Mod Podge! Enjoy this fabulous tutorial by Laura to create your own marvelous jewelry! Take it away, Laura!

Supplies:
Graphic 45 Metal Staples - Keyholes, Keys, Butterflies
Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
Assorted beads and chain (from my stash)

 

A necklace made from metal Staples and Mod Podge Dimensional Magic

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Here's how to make one for yourself

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Step One:  Punch small shapes from G45 paper to fit on one of the Small Metal Butterfly Staple

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Step Two:  Glue punched shapes in place

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Step Three:  Punch Holes in corners of wings of large Metal Butterflies

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Step Four:  Cut patterned G45 paper slightly smaller than Large Metal Butterfly. Glue in place.

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Step Five:  Add color enhancement to G45 Metal Keyholes. Use ink, paint, or wax based metallic paste.

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Step Six:  Place and glue keyholes over G45 patterned paper for a peek-a-boo through the opening.

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Step Seven:  Fill in Keyholes with Mod Podge Dimensional Magic in clear

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Step Eight:  Cover the entire surface of both the small and large Metal Butterflies with Mod Podge Dimensional Magic in clear.

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Step Nine:  Layer Metal Butterflies, an additional Keyhole, a Metal Key, and a Metal Brad to create central medallion. 

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Step 10:  Add chains and bead dangles as well as G45 Metal keys to create a cascading necklace.

That's all for today, G45ers! Please join us tomorrow for a very special guest artist, the amazing Lyn Bernatovich! Plus we will be announcing the prize winner from today's Graphic 45 and Mod Podge blog contest! It's going to be amazing! We want to thank Tara Orr and Laura Denison for their gorgeous work today. We had a great time bringing you these fun tutorials! Have a beautiful day, G45ers!

Your Pals in Paper,

Team Graphic 45

 

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Graphic 45 & Scrapbook Adhesives Blog Hop! Day 1

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Hello G45ers,

Welcome to the amazing first day of the Graphic 45 and Scrapbook Adhesives blog hop! We are so happy that you are joining us for this incredible event! We are teaming up with our friends at Scrapbook Adhesives to bring you a week of gorgeous craft inspiration and prizes! Scrapbook Adhesives is a great company that specializes in reliable and easy-to-use adhesives for all your papercrafting needs! Their great products work wonders with Grpahic 45 papers and embellishments! All week long you will see stunning projects from our design team that combine Graphic 45 and Scrapbook Adhesives products! You will get to see many wonderful ideas and fun tips for creating beautiful works of craft art! We are also giving away some fabulous prizes this week and so are the folks at Scrapbook Adhesives! Be sure to hop on over to their blog to see even more examples of stunning Graphic 45 and Scrapbook Adhesives crafts! They will be giving away a wonderful prize pack of goodies so be sure to leave them a blog comment while you're there for your chance to win!

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Scrapbook Adhesives Blog:

http://www.scrapbook-adhesives.com/blog

Here is the incredible Graphic 45 and Scrapbook Adhesives prize pack that we are giving away this week on our blog! It includes a Place in Time 12x12 paper pad, Place in Time coordinating chipboard die-cuts, Place in Time stickers, Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Keys, Graphic 45 Chipboard Buttons, three packs of Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares and a Scrapbook Adhesives MyStik! Wow! We will be choosing one random winner from this week's blog comments and announcing them on our blog on Monday, December 24th! So be sure to leave us a blog comment for your chance to win!

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There is also a chance to win some fabulous Graphic 45 and Scrapbook Adhesives prizes on our Facebook and Pinterest pages this week! Definitely check them out for your chance to win!

Graphic 45 Facebook


https://www.facebook.com/Graphic45

Graphic 45 Pinterest

http://pinterest.com/graphic45/

First up for today's super dose of craft inspiration is this gorgeous pocket diary created by Sharon Ngoo! This is perfect the project for the new year! Sharon combined Place in Time papers with lots of fun embellishments to create this beautiful and functional craft! With some help from fabulous Scrapbook Adhesives products, creating a pocket diary like this is a breeze!

"This pocket diary is made from the 8X8" Place in Time paper pad - with each month's page folded in half and glued to the next month to form the book." -Sharon Ngoo

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Supplies:
5.  Mini Envelope Stapes
Other Supplies:
2.  Storybook paper - my own
3.  Clock sheers - Maya Road

Next up is a splendid holiday creation by Clare Charvill! This incredible Nutcracker Sweet sleigh is the perfect piece of holiday home decor! It is amazing what you can create with some pretty papers, good adhesives and a great imagination! Here is what Clare had to say about the inspiration behind this festive work of art!

"I always like to have a table decoration for the Christmas Dinner table that has little presents in.  This year I decided to make a festive sleigh using papers and alphabet stickers from the Nutcracker Sweet collection.  Some of the details on the sleigh, the cut a-parts on the pillow boxes and the initials and names on the tags at the end of the ribbons have been attached using two sizes of 3D Foam Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives.  These are great foam squares that can also be repositioned easily if needs be. This was a really fun and festive project to make, and I'm looking forward to seeing it on our Christmas dinner table down in Cornwall in a couple of weeks. " -Clare Charvill

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Supplies:
Sleigh template by House of Zandra 
3d Foam Squares - Scrapbook Adhesives 
May Arts Ribbon 
Alterations Pillow Box with Labels die 
Metal Hinges and stamped brads 
Sizzix Decorative Strip - Snowflake 
Vintage photo distress ink 
Tacky Glue 
Stickles - Candy Cane

We hope you all enjoyed today's lovely Graphic 45 and Scrapbook Adhesives creations! Be sure to hop on over to the Scrapbook Adhesives blog to see their fabulous crafts today! Be sure to leave them a blog comment while you're there for your chance to win their wonderful prize pack! We have more fun in store for you tomorrow as we bring you more inspiring crafts that combine Graphic 45 and Scrapbook Adhesives products! You are going to love what you see! Huge thanks to Sharon Ngoo and Clare Charvill for their beautiful work today! We wish you all a warm and happy day!

With Love and Pretty Paper,

Your Friends at Graphic 45

 

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Place In Time Calendar Tutorial Series: Part 13 December

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Hello G45ers,

Welcome to a very special day here at Graphic 45! This is our final day of the Place in Time calendar tutorial series! What an amazing journey it's been! We've seen so many incredible calendar pages and we've learned so much for our talented design team. We have one more incredible calendar tutorial to share with you today and it's a real winner! Today we've got the gorgeous December page for your 2013 Place in Time calendar. This one was created by the amazing Jim, The Gentleman Crafter! This is Jim's last project on the Graphic 45 design team. He's got some incredible new creative endevours that he's taking on. So this is an extra special post today! Jim's stunning page is just in time for the holidays! You're going to love this fabulous addition to your 2013 calendar! Today is also the last chance to leave us a blog or Facebook comment for your chance to win this incredible Place in Time prize pack! We randomly chose today's winner from comments left on yesterday's blog post. And the winner is...

-Alsmouse: "My Sis has always been disappointed with her birth month's calendar pages, but when I showed her this page she squeeled in happiness, "This is the perfect page, I love it, I love it. Now make me one!!!" I hope I win, just so I can make it for her. Thank you for the clear instructions on how to re-create this layout."

Congratulations, Alsmouse! Please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize! Remember, G45ers, there's still a chance to win this great prize! Be sure to leave us a blog or Facebook comment and check back on tomorrow's blog to see if you're a winner!


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And now it's time for some amazing holiday inspiration from Jim, the Gentleman Crafter! This stunning creation is sure to make your holiday season merry and bright! Follow Jim's fun and easy instructions to create this page for your 2013 Place in Time calendar. This page will go on the reverse side of your January page in your Graphic 45 12x12 Easel Album with the album's binding on top. Have fun and enjoy! Take it away, Jim!

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Supplies:

Graphic 45 Place In Time Paper Collection
Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet Paper Collection
Graphic 45 Stamped Metal Brads
Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Keys
Graphic 45 12 x 12 Easel Album
Red Ribbon
Clear and Silver Glitter
Medium Weight Chipboard

 

Tutorial:


This calendar page doesn’t have a lot of fussy cutting to it which helps cut down on the time to make it. Using a digital cutter, punches and a few dies helps speed up the process for a pretty outcome.
Let’s get started…


Step 1:
Using the Calendar Foundation Page as the base page. I cut the border to the Nutcracker Sweet collection and adhered it to the foundation page.

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I then punched the corners of a 12 x 12 page with a Circle 8 cutter for speed and adhered it to the previous base page.

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Step 3:
I cut the smaller December calendar from the collection and backed it with covered chipboard piece.
Next I cut the green strip from the A Place In Times December Cut-A -Parts and punched it at the corner with a decorative corner punch. I then adhered the backed calendar to the green Cut-A-Parts patterned paper.

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For just a bit more oomph, I punched the red patterned paper around the edges with a decorative punch and adhered the Green patterned paper assemblage to it, leaving the top of the green paper unglued. This will form a pocket later. Last I adhered the whole thing down onto the foundation pages.

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Step 4:

I used the Sizzix Snowflake Rosette and made two rosettes. I set them aside. I then cut around the Larger “December” from the A Place in Time, December Foundation Page and adhered the two rosettes to the backside to add dimension. I adhered the “December” assemblage right above the calendar.

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Step 5:
I cut 2 pieces of patterned paper to 3 x 4-1/2 and scored them down the longer 4-1/2-inch length at 1/2-inch. I then turned the pattern paper horizontally and scored at 1-1/4 and 3-1/4. Next, I cut the left and right 1-1/4 inch pieces off the 1/2-inch bottom score lines. Just for fun I punched the top edge and applied some glitter. Last, I adhered the flaps in the back forming a little pocket.

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I cut out one of the border strips from the A Place in Time Cut-A-Parts page as well as the stamps and adhered to the front of the pockets. I then glued the pockets into place on the foundation pages.

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I cut the little tags from A Place in Time Cut-A-Parts page and punched holes in the top tag part. I then used some red ribbon and tied it around the Graphic 45 Metal Key and back into the hole. I glued the tails of the ribbon so they would stay upright.


Step 6:
I die cut a final rosette from patterned paper and applied another stamp to the top and adhered it over and to the left of the bottom pocket.

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Step 7:
Last I die cut some of the holly pieces from the A Place in Time Cut-A Parts page and glued them next to the calendar.

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Just to dress up the pages I cut more tags from the collection and applied brads to the holes and placed them into the pocket that was made with the green patterned paper above the calendar.
For more fun, I took a second and added glitter to several key pieces.
That’s it! December’s Calendar Page....?

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Wow, that was amazing! Just in case you missed a day during this amazing series, here is a recap of all the calendar pages that our deign team has created. All of these tutorials can be found in one easy place in the Place in Time Calendar Tutorial Series category on our blog.

Place in Time Calendar Tutorial Series

http://g45papers.typepad.com/graphic45/place-in-time-calendar-tutorial-series/

And now behold this recap of the amazing calendar's we've seen during this series!

Calendar Cover by Jane Tregenza


http://g45papers.typepad.com/graphic45/2012/11/place-in-time-calendar-tutorial-series-calendar-cover-.html

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January by Sharon Ngoo


http://g45papers.typepad.com/graphic45/2012/11/tuesday-nov-27th-blog-january-calendar-tutorial-sharon.html

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February by Arlene Cuevas


http://g45papers.typepad.com/graphic45/2012/11/place-in-time-calendar-tutorial-series-part-2-february.html#entries

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March by Betto Cesare


http://g45papers.typepad.com/graphic45/2012/11/place-in-time-calendar-tutorial-series-part-4-march.html#entries

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April by Clare Charvill


http://g45papers.typepad.com/graphic45/2012/11/place-in-time-calendar-tutorial-series-part-5-april.html#entries

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May by Gloria Stengel


http://g45papers.typepad.com/graphic45/2012/12/monday-december-3-2012-gloria-stengel-may-tutorial.html#entries

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June by Susan Lui


http://g45papers.typepad.com/graphic45/2012/12/tuesday-december-4-susan-lui-june-calendar-tutorial.html#entries

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July by Denise Hahn


http://g45papers.typepad.com/graphic45/2012/12/hello-g45ers-supply-list-place-in-time-calendar-foundation-4500615-place.html#entries

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August by Maiko Miwa


http://g45papers.typepad.com/graphic45/2012/12/place-in-time-calendar-tutorial-series-part-9-august.html#entries

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September by Alberto Juarez


http://g45papers.typepad.com/graphic45/2012/12/friday-dec-7-alberto-september-calendar-inbox-x.html#entries

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October by Nicole Eccles


http://g45papers.typepad.com/graphic45/2012/12/place-in-time-calendar-tutorial-series-part-11-october.html#entries

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November by Kristin Wilson


http://g45papers.typepad.com/graphic45/2012/12/place-in-time-calendar-tutorial-series-part-12-november.html#entries

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December by Jim, The Gentleman Crafter

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Thank you all so much for joining us today. We want to thank our friend and former design team member Jim, The Gentleman Crafter for his gorgeous tutorial today. We have loved having him on our team and we cherish all the wonderful contributions he has made during his time on our design team! Thank you so much, Jim! Big thanks to all of our design team members who contributed to this incredible calendar tutorial series. It has been an incredible and inspiring experience! We have more fun in store for all of you on tomorrow's blog. We will be sharing two incredible tutorials that combine Graphic 45 and Mod Podge! There will also be a chance to win an amazing prize pack! Plus we will be announcing the winner from today's contest! It's going to be an unforgettable day! We hope you'll join us! Have a glorious Wednesday, G45ers!

With Love and Pretty Paper,

Your Friends at Graphic 45

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Graphic 45 Featured Artist: Lyn Bernatovich

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Hello G45ers,

Happy Friday and welcome to another beautiful day here at the Graphic 45 blog. This is going to be an epic day of inspiration. We have a very special guest artist, the amazing Lyn Bernatovich! Her Graphic 45 creations are out of this world! She's going to share some of her incredible works of craft art and a few fun tutorials today! We love Lyn's marvelous style and we know you will too! Her incredible creations are sure to get you in the crafting spirit! You're going to see some fabulous projects, including many gorgeous holiday crafts! It's going to be so much fun! But first we wanted to announce our winner from yesterday's Mod Podge blog contest! Today's winner was chosen at random from comments left on our blog yesterday. And the winner is...

-Trish Alger: "Amazing ideas! Thank you."

Congratulations, Trish! Please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize! Hooray! Big thanks to everyone who left us comments yesterday. As always, we love hearing from all of you!

And now it's craft time! We've been noticing Lyn Bernatovich's crafts for quite a while. She is active on the Graphic 45 Ning site and it's impossible not to notice her talent. She puts so much love and imagination into each of her craft creations. Every craft is an expression of joy and inspiration. Lyn definitely knows how to capture the vintage beauty of Graphic 45 papers in her creations. She has an incredible understanding of using color and embellishments to add charm and sophistication to her crafts. She also enjoys sharing  her love for crafting on her incredible blog called Lyn's Paper Petunia. It is filled with so many great ideas and tips on papercrafting. It is this wonderful combination of artistic talent, technical skill and positivity that makes Lyn an obvious choice for a Graphic 45 Featured Artist! We are thrilled to share her work with you all today! Please join us in welcoming the fabulous Lyn Bernatovich!

Blog Head 2012 Myrtle

Since 1998, my passion, my burn, my creative energy mainly stems from a desire to teach what I know about paper crafting to others.  Directing a monthly paper arts club, as well as teaching paper art classes at a local artsy shop, Stampin' & Scrappin' Time in Bridgeport, NY have been a perfect creative outlet for me. I am also on design teams for Paper Craft Planet and Creations by AR.  Both provide me numerous opportunities for creative challenges that I find completely satisfying. 

My blog (Lynspaperpetunia.blogspot.com) is an artistic expression of my work, classes, and projects. I consider myself to be a card maker with a special interest in mini books and altered projects.  My work leans toward vintage, shabby and country cottage chic, re-cycled, and re-purposed.  Paper speaks to me and Graphic 45 has done just that from the moment I discovered it several years ago.  I’ve been fortunate to have met Diane and Charee through retail shows and just love how they live vintage!

You know that old saying, "Do what you love, love what you do?" Well that is my paper art life through and through!  Sharing what I know with others is exactly where I want to be.  I'm also fortunate that my husband and son totally get what I do in this paper art world. My reward is definitely the journey and I love all that paper art has brought me and embrace whatever lies ahead.

The new year is almost here and it's the perfect time for calendars! Here is a wonderful 2013 calendar using lots of different Graphic 45 collections! Each month has its own unique and happy look!

2013 Calendar Months

Free Downloadable Calendar from:  http://www.calendarlabs.com

January: Ladies Diary, misc. trims, Ranger Old Paper Distress Ink

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February: Kraft Reflections, Curiosity Shoppe, Quickie Glue Pen, Ultra Fine Glitter, Ranger, Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

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March: Le Cirque Collection, Ranger Scattered Straw Distress Ink, misc. buttons, satin ribbon, Fiskars border punch, Ranger Old Paper Distress Ink.

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April: Le Romantique, misc. trims, lace doily, seam binding (Zipper Stop.com)

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May: Once Upon a Spring Time, Ranger Old Paper Distress Ink, Quickie Glue Pen and ultra fine glitter, gem.

CD May

June: A Proper Gentlemen, Ranger Vintage Photo Distress Ink, misc. jute.

CD June

July: Little Darlings, Ranger Old Paper and Vintage Photo Distress Ink, seam binding,    misc. crotchet trim (JoAnn).

CD July

August: Tropical Travelogue, Ranger Old Paper, Vintage Photo Distress Ink, seam binding, paper flower (Paper Mart.com), misc. gems.

CD Aug

September:  An ABC Primer, Ranger Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Creative Imaginations cord.

CD Sep

October: Bird Song, Prima gem, Mizuhiki cord,  mirror card scrap.

CD Oct


November: The Magic of Oz, Seam binding, ultra fine glitter w/Quickie Glue Pen

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December: Nutcracker Sweet, ultra fine glitter w/Quickie Glue Pen, misc. gems, Ranger Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

CD Dec

Just in time for the holidays! Here is Lyn's amazing star tree topper! This lovely creation was made using the Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium collection along with beautiful embellishments. Follow her fun tutorial to create one for your Christmas tree! 

Brass Flower Clip

 Since the CD easel was made after the individual calendar months were created, the brass flower clip was designed to hold the months securely within the display area.  This was a total afterthought but I ended up really liking its functional purpose!

  Flower Displayed

Supplies for embossing the Graphic 45 brass flower:

Graphic 45 Brass Clips

Vintaj Reliefing Block

Vintaj/Sizzix Nouveau Roses Embossing Sizzlit

Sizzix Big Kick or Similar Die Cutting Machine

Brad, Pliers, Jute

  Flower Supplies

Flower Sizzix Die

Place one flower at a time into the embossing folder and run through a die cutting machine.  Sand using the Vintaj relief block to add highlights.

Using the pliers, bend the petals in interesting ways by curling the ends, pressing the petals forward, bringing the petals in from the sides.  Just play with it!

Flower Side View

Before stacking 2 flowers together, run a length of jute through the center hole in the bottom flower first.  Stack the flowers and insert a brad to hold in place.  Tie the jute ends through the brass clip and tie in a big bow.

Star Tree Topper

Star Front 

Supplies:

Christmas Emporium

Craft Store 8” Wood Stars

Lace Doily

Chunky Gold Glitter

Ribbon

Prima Flowers

Pins, Craft Store Bells

Tulle

Gems

Ultra Fine Glitter, Quickie Glue Pen

Every year my paper arts club donates a tree entirely made of hand crafted cards to our local museum’s festival of trees.  Each year I create a tree topper that is always two 8” craft store wood stars.  This year’s star reminded me of a box of vintage valentine cards that my mother had and I loved looking at.  I remember always seeing lots of lace doilies, glitter, ribbon and dimension, which is how this year’s design came about.

The wood star is used as a pattern to trace onto the pattern papers.  Brush Mod Podge onto the paper and affix onto the wood star using wax paper bunched up to smooth out and press the paper down.  Ranger Vintage Photo Distress Ink is blended around the edges to create depth. 

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Place the two wrong sides of the stars together and wrap the ribbon around the star ending at one end.  Refer back to the main photo and tie a pretty bow.  I added tulle behind the green bow for added fluff.

Star Close Up

The doily has an edge of gold chunky glitter round it.  Fussy cut a focal image and mount so it is really raised.

Lots of ultra fine glitter was added along with a sprinkle of gems.

Star Side

Here’s a side view of how the height was created by making a tiny box ‘lid’ that is glued behind and affixed to the doily.

 And here’s the tree the star sits on!  There are over 130 cards on the tree!

Star on Tree

Here is a really fun idea! It's an altered CD case using Olde Curiosity Shoppe! Follow this fun and easy tutorial to create one of your very own!

 Altered CD Calendar Case

CD Front

 Supplies:  Calendar Case.com

Every year I teach a calendar class at our local LSS and this year I had decided the theme would be all Graphic 45 papers!  The individual calendars months needed to be displayed in an artistic way, so my idea to alter a CD calendar case began!

Finished CD Side View

CD Side

 

Instructions:  (CD Directions 1)

CD Directions 1

 

Outside Spine and Back Cover showing taped areas:  6-7/8”x4-7/8”

Inside Cover showing taped areas:  5”x4-7/8”

Front Cover:  (CD Directions 2)

CD Directions 2(1)

To complete the front cover, cut the inside cover paper first as well as any focal cut out area.  Next, decide what dimensional cutouts and borders will affix to the outside cover keeping in mind to reveal the background that will be taped to the inside cover.  Place the taped areas to hide behind any of the outside front cover items.

Finished CD in the Easel Position

CD Finished Open

Add additional paper to the inside Easel area as desired.

Here is another wonderful holiday craft creation! This is a stunning gift bag that's just perfect for this festive season! Customize your holiday gifts with a fun handmade gift bag! Lyn gives easy instruction on how you can make one for friends and family! What fun!

Gift Bag From Scratch

Bag Front

Supplies:

Christmas Emporium

Graphic 45 Decorative Brads

Office Supply Brown Kraft Paper

Hole Punch, Tape Runner, Crop-A-Dial

Empty Box to use as template

Call me crazy, but I love making gift bags from scratch using an ordinary roll brown kraft paper, especially because I can control what size bag I’m making based on the empty box used as a template.  Generally, I decorate just one side of the bag as that is the focal area.

Here’s a view from the side showing more of the bag construction.

Bag Directions 1

Just like wrapping a gift, begin by folding over the top edge and then simply wrap the paper around the box being careful to leave the box extending beyond the edge of the paper so it can be easily removed.

Bag Directions 2

Fold and tape one end only just as you would when wrapping a gift.

Bag Directions 3

Pull out the box and your bag is created!  For stability, trace the bottom of the box onto chipboard and cut out.  Here I cut two for extra sturdiness.  Insert the chipboard inside the bag and secure in place with tape runner.

Bag Directions 4

Bag Side View

The handles were cut 2” x 12” and folded in half lengthwise.  Run tape on the inside to secure the long folded edge, but leave about 1-1’2” free of tape at the ends.  Cut a slit up the fold about 1-1/2” and lay both sides over the top edge of the bag.  Punch a hole through the handles and bag and secure with a brad.  Decorate as desired!

To create the bag, begin with a clean, empty box that is taped closed. 

Here's another fun holiday idea! It's a handmade gift box featuring Nutcracker Sweet! This is another great way to add some more love to your holiday gift-giving! Follow Lyn's fun instructions to create your own handmade gift box!

 Nutcracker Sweet Gift Box

Box Top

Supplies: 

Nutcracker Sweet, Score Board (Martha Stewart), Scoring Tool, Tape Runner, May Arts Mesh Ribbon, Memory Box Die Cut, Paper Flowers (Paper Mart), Misc. Stick Pins, lace doily, feathers, tulle

 As my supply of Nutcracker Sweet paper was dwindling rapidly, I wanted to have enough to make a gift box and these were literally the last few large sheets that were left!  As a lover of dance since my childhood, Nutcracker Sweet was truly speaking to me as I fondly remembered my ballet days dressed in pretty tutus, sparkly sequins, and soft tulle.  I didn’t want to cover up the pretty pattern paper design so the focal bow ended up in the top corner.

Box Top Closeup

I created the mesh bow first, hot glued a large tulle bow behind the mesh and then built the rest of the dimensionals behind the tulle.  Anything goes here.

Box Side

Here’s a side view of the box showing a cut out border affixed to the bottom edge of the top cover to give more stability.

Box Open

The box is 6x6 with 3” sides when finished and makes a versatile size for gift giving.

 Here’s how it was made:

Start with bottom first:

For a 6" square box that has 3" sides, the formula for scoring is as follows:

6" + 3" + 3" (totalling 12") or Box Size plus two times the height of the sides.

To create the side flaps, cut at the 3" and 9" cutting lines on two sides only. Apply tape runner to 3 sides of the center section on two sides as per pattern photo and affix each flap to create the box shape.

Score bottom

Scoring Lid

For the lid to fit properly, you must add 1/8" to the size of your box. In my example, a 6" box bottom will now become a 6-1/8" box lid.

 To make everything fit correctly, I scored at 2-7/8" and at 9". However, I trimmed away 1/8" on the 9" sides for everything to be square. If you scored all sides at 2-7/8" your lid will be 6-1/4" which is too large.

I used the Martha Stewart score board as it has 1/8" increments.  Her board also has a key inside the cubby that holds the scoring tool with dimensions for making several different box sizes.

Here is a great gift idea! It's a beautiful Tropical Travelogue altered composition book. This is a wonderful idea for friends or family of all ages. Composition books have so many uses and this great tutorial will show you how to make a beautiful customized book for someone you love!

Composition Book


Composition Finished Front

Supplies:
Tropical Travelogue
Brass Butterfly
Creative Imaginations Cord
Mod Podge
Ranger Sanding Block

There’s something about a composition book that I have to cover before I can begin using it as my sketch/idea/notes book.  It takes me about one year to get through using a book and I save all of them as they are sometimes handy to refer back to.  They do take a beating being carried in my purse, but everything I need to jot down, sketch, create an idea, or write goes in there and I can’t live with one always by my side.

 This project goes together quickly and makes a great gift or project for any age group. 

 Here’s how to cover the book:

Begin by sanding the outside front and back covers to create a toothy surface for the glue to have something to really grab onto.  Leaving the cover as is will cause the paper to lift away prematurely.  I prefer using a wet glue (Modg Podg) for almost all of my book altering projects as it gets in every crack and crevice for optimum adhesion.  After sanding, wipe off excess flakes.

Composition Sanded

Trace the front and back covers using the book as your pattern onto the pattern paper.  For the inside covers, place the paper on the inside cover and trace again.  Next, paint the Modg Podg with a brush onto the paper starting from the center and working out toward the edges.  Cover all area of the paper.

Composition Gluing Pg

Lay the glued paper onto the cover starting with a corner and working your way down the page.  Modg Podg is very forgiving and you’ll have time to slide it into place before it dries. 

Composition Wax Paper

To really burnish the paper onto the cover securely, wad up a piece of wax paper into a ball and rub it all over the paper and over the edges.  You’re looking for every bit of the paper to be glued securely.  If you missed an area, just go in and dab glue where needed.  The beauty of using wax paper to burnish is it slides really well over the surface and gets out all the bumps or bubbles.

Here’s how simple my back cover is.  I left the black spine as is and built a little border out from the edge

Composition Finished Back

Composition Finished Inside

I added a big splash of color for the inside covers.

Composition Butterfly Closeup

Finally, here’s a close up of the little dangly trims.  I put the butterfly through a Vintaj embossing folder and colored it with Ranger alcohol inks and then bent it with pliers.  A little bit of Ranger Vintage Photo was added to the sticker tag for depth.

That's all for today, G45ers. We want to thank the incredible Lyn Bernatovich for her gorgeous work today. We had so much fun getting to share her fantastic talent with all of you! We encourage you all to check out Lyn's amazing blog for even more craft inspiration and fun.

Lyn's Blog:


http://lynspaperpetunia.blogspot.com/

We wish you all a very happy rest of your day and a great weekend! Come back and see us on Monday for more fabulous craft inspiration, blog prizes and much more! We have some real treats planned for all of you!

Happy Papercrafting!

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Place In Time Calendar Tutorial Series: Part 12 November

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Hello G45ers,

Happy Tuesday and welcome to our happy blog! We are so glad that you've stopped by. This is going to be such a fun day! Kristin Wilson has created a gorgeous November calendar page for your 2013 Place in Time calendar. She's going to take you on a creative journey with an amazing tutorial to make your November page! Plus we have a new winner to announce for today's blog contest! We have been giving away this wonderful Place in Time prize pack everyday during our fabulous Place in Time Calendar Tutorial Series! There's still a chance to win this gorgeous prize pack! All you need to do is leave us a blog or Facebook comment today! We will choose one random winner from today's comments and announce them on our blog tomorrow! Today's winner was chosen at random from our Facebook comments! And the winner is...

-Jackie Quigg Hedlund: "I like the vintage look!"

Congratulations, Jackie! Please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize! There's still more chances to win, G45s! Stay tuned to tomorrow's blog to see if you are our next prize winner!  

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And now its time to enjoy some stunning inspiration from Kristin Wilson! Here is the fantastic page she designed for your Place in Time 2013 calendar! Isn't it lovely? Follow her fun tutorial to create this splendid page. Your November page will go on the reverse side of your February page in your Graphic 45 12x12 Easel Album with the album's binding on top. Have fun and enjoy! Take it away, Kristin!

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Supplies:

Graphic 45: A Place in Time Collection Papers November Foundation, November Cut Aparts, Calendar Foundation, Chipboard Tags 2, Olde Curiosity Shoppe Collection Paper 8 x 8 Butterfly Specifics.
Prima: Say it in crystals, Flowers, Leaves
Petaloo: Flowers
Stampin Up!: Ribbon, Pop Dots, Twine

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Step 1. Starting with the November background 12 x 12 paper cut the brown ribbon a little bit longer so it hangs off the edge of the paper 1”.

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Step 2. Scotch tape the right end of the ribbon to the paper just above the leaves.

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Step 3. Flip the paper over. Wrap the ribbon around the paper and scotch tape it o the back side of the paper

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Step 4. Cut out the following pieces from the collection.

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Step 5.  Adhere those pieces as shown.

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Step 6.  Place the crystal bling onto the upper right hand corner of the paper.

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Step 7. Adhere the 3 flowers around the crystal bling using Glossy Accents.

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Step 8. It’s best to place the Glossy Accents onto the flower rather than the paper. This is the amount of glue I use.

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Step 9. Cut out the turkey on this piece of paper from the collection.

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Step 10. Apply Glossy Accents to the backs of the green leaves.

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Step 11. Adhere turkey and leaves as shown above. Do not worry if the glue shows through the leaves. We can cover that up later.

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Step 12. Cut out the two butterflies from the Olde Curiosity Shoppe Collection.

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Step 13. Arrange the Petallo and Prima flowers to hide any glue showing through the green leaves. Adhere them using Glossy Accents.  Attach the butterflies with pop dots.

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Step 14. Tie the ribbon by using the same brown ribbon to tie two bows. Next, tie on the seam binding. Attach the tag with twine.

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Step 15. Cut out the following pieces of paper from the collection and adhere them with popdots.

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Step 16. Tie four small bows using twine.

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Step 17. Attach bows with Glossy Accents in between the stamps.

That's all for today, G45ers! Huge thanks to Kristin Wilson for her amazing work today! Remember, G45ers, you can upload images of your finished Place in Time calendar tutorial to our Facebook page at the end of this tutorial series. We are giving away a $150 Graphic 45 prize pack to one lucky winner! The deadline to submit your finished calendar is Dec 31st at 11:59 PST. Join us tomorrow as Jim, the Gentleman Crafter presents his gorgeous tutorial for December's calendar page! It's going to be amazing! Thank you all so much for joining us. Have a splendid day!

Happy Papercrafting!

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Place In Time Calendar Tutorial Series: Part 11 October

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Hello G45ers,

Happy Monday and welcome to another great week here at the Graphic 45 blog! We've got a wonderful day of inspiration planned for you today! We're continuing our Place in Time calendar tutorial series with a gorgeous tutorial by Nicole Eccles! She has created a stunning calendar page for the month of October that will look incredible in your 2013 calendar! Get ready for a fantastic creative journey through the creation of Nicole's marvelous October page! Plus we have a winner to announce for today's blog contest! We have been giving away the delightful Place in Time prize pack, pictured below, everyday during this amazing calendar tutorial series! There's still a couple more days left so be sure to leave us a blog or Facebook comment today for your chance to win! Today's winner was chosen at random from comments left on our blog last Friday. And the winner is...

-Jeannine D (Grammy GG): "As a Kindergarten teacher September is one of the most exciting months of the year. Loved this beautiful page."

Congratulations, Jeannine! Please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize! Remember, G45ers, there's still more chances to win this fabulous prize! Leave us a blog or Facebook comment today for your chance to win!

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And now it's time for some incredible fun with this amazing tutorial by Nicole Eccles! Nicole is known for her love of Halloween. We knew she'd be perfect for creating the October calendar page for your 2013 Place in Time calendar! We were right! This page is so gorgeous! Get ready for a fun and inspiring journey! This page will go on the reverse of your March calendar page in your Graphic 45 12x12 Easel Album with the album's biding on the top. Have fun and enjoy creating your October page! Take it away, Nicole!

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Supplies:
Graphic 45 Products:
Happy Haunting Collection:
1 Alphabet stickers
(if you want to use different colored numbers on calendar to help mark special dates)
Core’dinations Vintage Series: Black Magic Houndstooth
Martha Stewart: Drippy Goo Punch
Detail Cutting Scissors
Paper Trimmer
Lg. 10 1/4 inch dinner plate, or convenience of a Cricut Machine
3D Foam Squares
Desired Adhesive
Pencil
 
Step 1: Start with the October Foundation page from the A Place in Time collection, and turn it over so you do not see the words October.  Using your Paper Trimmer or scissors, cut along the outside edge of the printed border, removing any excess crème along the edges. 
Use your detail to scissors to simply snip out the rounded corners.

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Step 2: Ink along all the edges and adhere the directly to the easel book using desired adhesive. 

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Step 3: Using a paper trimmer, cut Olde Curiosity Shoppes, Optical Oddities to 3 1/4” x 11/1/4”, making sure the stripes are going vertically.
 
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Step 4: Lay the cut piece of Optical Oddities along the left border edge of the background.  It should fit just inside the border with an exception to the corners.
 
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Step 5: To remove the corners, use your detail cutting scissors to blind cut following the curvature of the exposed border.
 
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 Step 6: Ink and adhere to the background using desired adhesive
 
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Step 7: Using your Cricut machine, or a Dinner plate, cut a large circle at 10 1/4” from Core’dinations Vintage Black Magic Houndstooth paper.
 
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Step 8: Adhere directly to the center of the layout using desired adhesive.

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Step 9: Cut and remove the orange striped paper from the A Place in Time Cut Apart Sheet.  Once removed, turn lengthwise in your paper trimmer and trim length to 11 1/4”.
 
 
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Step 10: Ink edges and adhere just below the center of background page using desired adhesive.

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Step 11: Cut fence strip and clock from Happy Haunting’s Magic Midnight paper.  Once removed, cut fence strip length to 11 1/4”.  Set aside clock for later use.
 
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Step 12:  Fussy cut Owls and Haunted House from Happy Haunting Fright Night paper.  Set aside owls for later use.
 
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Step 13: Flip cut out haunted house over and place 3D foam squares just along the top of backside.  Along the bottom use a small line of permanent adhesive.
 
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Step 14.  Ink fence strip cut from Magic Midnight paper and adhere horizontally, just 1/8” from the  bottom of the orange striped strip.  Working quickly, adhere the haunted house just right of center, tucking the bottom adhesive edge just under the top of the fence strip. 
 
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Step 15: Cut the following images from the A Place and Time; October Cut Aparts sheet.
Orange word border
Black word border
Running girl block
Saturday Evening Post Image

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Step 16: Fussy cut out the image of the running little girl.  Set aside
 
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Step 17: Cut length of Black word strip to 11 1/4”.  Flip over, and place 3D foam squares along the backside of the strip.
 
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Step 18:  Adhere Black word strip just over the bottom edge of the orange striped strip, covering over the remaining orange showing. 
 
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Step 19:  Ink the Saturday Evening Post image and flip over.  Place 3D foam squares along the back, leaving a horizontal strip in the middle open from foam squares, to place overtop the black word strip that was just adhered to the background page.
 
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Step 20: Adhere in left corner overtop black word strip.
 
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Step 21: Separate the words Trick or Treat from the orange word strip, and set aside. 

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Step 22: Ink and adhere the Orange Word bprder, just underneath the Black Word border, lining the right edge against the Saturday Evening Post image.
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Step 23:  Using the Martha Stewart Drippy Goo border punch, punch a strip of Core’dinations Vintage Black Magic Houndstooth approx. 10” in length.
 
 
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Step 24: After the border has been punched, trim off using your paper trimmer to approx. 3/8” wide, measuring from the ends of the goo.
 
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Step 25: Adhere the punched Drippy border along the top of the Orange Stripe.  Trim the right side using scissors to match curvature of the Lg. Black circle.
 
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Step 26: Fussy cut the #31 from Olde Curiosity Shoppe’s Counting down.
 
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Step 27: Ink and adhere along the Drippy goo border, inside the Lg. Back circle, on the right side.
 
 
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Step 28: Grab fussy cut owl from the set aside pile.  Flip over and place 3D foam squares on the back of the owl images.
 
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Step 29: Adhere owl image overtop the #31, lining the branch up to the inside of the border
 
 
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Step 30: Cut the October mini Calendar from A Place and Time; Calendar Foundation.
 
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Step 31: Cut the word October and the small black decorative square from A Place and Time; Sentiments.
 
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Step 32: Adhere the cut October title, to the mini October Calendar.
 
 
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Step 34: Using the remaining piece of October cut aparts, line the mini calendar up along the checkered paper, leaving 2 rows of checkers around the calendar, on each side. 
 
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Step 35: Cut out the checkered background, and ink and adhere the calendar to the checkered background.
 
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Step 36:  Adhere the decorative black square in the right upper corner of the orange striped border.
 
 
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Step 37: Grab the clock from the set aside pile.  Flip over and place 3D foam squares along the top edge, and a small strip of adhesive along the bottom.
 
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Step 38: Place the Clock behind the left corner of the Mini Calendar.  Adhere to the orange striped paper, along the left side. Adjust the clock if necessary to make sure there is no hang off of the book.
 
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Step 39: Using the A Place in Time Alphabet stickers, place the dates on the mini calendar.  Begin with the 1st, on the 1st Tuesday, and ending with 30, leaving 31 blank. 
(If you have other G45 Alphabet sheets, use other colored numbers to make special dates like birthdays, or Sweetest Day on the 19th)
 
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 Step 40: From the remaining Oct. Cut apart sheet cut the words Jack O’ Lantern from the Black word strip.
Ink and adhere above the clock
 
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Step 41:  Grab the orange strip that says Trick Or Treat from the set aside pile.  Flip over and adhere 3D foam squares along the back.
 
 
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Step 42: Adhere to the right of the clock, just overtop the punched Drippy goo border.
 
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Step 43:  Fussy cut the pumpkin from the Happy Haunting; Halloween Greetings page.
 
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Step 44: Adhere the pumpkin on the mini calendar, in place of the #31, to mark Halloween!
 
Step 45: Grab the image of the Running little girl from the set aside pile.  Flip over and adhere 3D foam squares along the top of the back of the image.  Run a strip of adhesive along the bottom.
 
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Step 46: Complete the page by adhering the little girl, running away from the pumpkin.
 
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That's all for today, G45ers! We want to thank the amazing Nicole Eccles for today's beautiful tutorial! Thank you all so much for joining us today! We hope you had a lot of fun. Please come back and see us tomorrow as Kristin Wilson shows you how to create your November calendar page! We will also have a new blog prize winner to announce! It's going to be a fantastic day! We hope you enjoy the rest of your Monday!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45

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Place In Time Calendar Tutorial Series: Part 10 September

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Hello G45ers,

It's another superb day of inspiration here at the Graphic 45 blog! We want to welcome you all to this fabulous post as we share yet another glorious Place in Time 2013 calendar tutorial! Today we're going to show you how to make your calendar page for the month of September. Alberto Juarez has made a beautiful page that you are sure to love! All the fabulous colors of Autumn and back to school time come to life on this amazing calendar page! Plus we have a new winner for today's blog contest to announce! We are choosing one random winner everyday during this fun calendar tutorial series! Just leave us a comment on our blog or Facebook page today for your chance to win this wonderful prize pack! Today's winner was chosen randomly from comments left on our Facebook page! And the winner is..

-Chrissy Simpson Stankovich: "Love this collection! You've created a beautiful representation of MY month, thanks!"

Congratulations, Chrissy! Please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize! Stay tuned to tomorrow's blog, G45ers, to see if you are our next winner!

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We wanted to remind all of you G45ers that you can win a $150 Graphic 45 prize pack by uploading photos of your finished 2013 Place in Time calendars to our Facebook page once this tutorial series is over. This has been such an amazing blog event and we want to give something extra special to those G45ers who have been following each day of this tutorial series! The deadline to submit your finished calendar photos to our Facebook page is December 31st at 11:59 PM PST! We will pick one randomly chosen winner and announce them here on our blog and Facebook page on January 1st! Hooray! So keep on crafting for your chance to win!

And now it's time for some fun with Alberto Juarez's September calendar page tutorial! Follow these simple instructions and have a great time creating your beautiful September page! This page will go on the reverse side of your April calendar page in your Graphic  45 12x12 Easel Album with the album's binding on the top! Take it away, Alberto!

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Supplies:
Place in time colecction september foundation and september cutaparts
Place in time Sentiments
Place in time Calendar Foundation
Place in time stickers
Place in time chipboard 2

Graphic45 12" easel album
Stamped metal brads
Metal tag staples
Ornate metal keys
Ornate metal key holes

Petaloo flowers

Tutorial:


First create the background using the September Foundation Page and sticking on flowers with hot glue, later put the September banner with foam.

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After create banners on the right top.


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Once we have prepared the background begin pasting on flowers and decoration.


Also on calendar create your title with sticky letters and flowers.

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Finally paste all pieces and embellishments and create the page.

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One more quick announcement, we have a new craft challenge for the month of December! Hooray! Want to win a $100 Graphic 45 prize pack?! Here's your chance! Read all the details below about our Nutcracker Sweet December Challenge! Upload your finished Nutcracker Sweet creations to our Facebook page for your chance to win! What fun!

Graphic 45 Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/Graphic45

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We hope you all had fun today! We want to thank Alberto Juarez for his beautiful work! There's another week of incredible inspiration ahead as we bring you the final pages of the Place in Time Calendar Tutorial Series! Plus we will have an extra special blog post tomorrow so we hope you'll stop by and see us! You wont want to miss it! We wish you all a very happy Friday!

Your Pals in Paper,

Team Graphic 45

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Graphic 45 Presents A Very Special Look at Richard's Baby Book

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Hello G45ers,

Happy Saturday to you all! This is a very special blog post that we're doing today and we are so happy that you're joining us! This week a surprise package arrived here at the Graphic 45 office in Portland, Oregon. No one at our office knew that this package was on its way. It was addressed to Charee Filimoehala, our Design Team Coordinator and Customer Service Manager here at Graphic 45. Charee and her partner Sean are happily anticipating the birth of their first child, a boy who they have named Richard. After Sean's father. There has been so much excitement in the air as everyone anxiously awaits the arrival of sweet baby Richard, expected to arrive Monday! The package that arrived was from Jim, The Gentleman Crafter so we knew it would be good, whatever is was! Charee opened the box to find this beautiful baby book. Inside were gorgeous and heartfelt layouts created by members of the Graphic 45 design team. Jim had organized the creation of this amazing book by having the Graphic 45 design team create an LO for what would become Richard's Baby Book! Today we are taking you on a very special journey through this incredible book. It was such a magnificent surprise and so wonderfully made that we just had to share it with all of you! So here we go!

Here is the book cover. It's so pretty and simple. It came with a big white bow wrapped around it but Charee had to undo the bow so she could look inside. But we loved this sweet, classic look with the image from Little Darlings peeking through.

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 Here is what Charee had to say about it:

"This is one of the most thoughtful and amazing gifts I have ever received.  Opening this package was so exciting to say the least.  Cracking open the album to find numerous treasures by our wonderful design team members was more than my (pregnant) emotions could handle.  This gorgeous album brings tears of joy to my eyes each time I open it, which has been too many times to count. I am so grateful to have the most incredible design team to work with.  They are inspiring, kind, creative, and have become great friends!  Thank you Jim, for making this happen, and to everyone who contributed.  Sean and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts for this timeless masterpiece!!" 

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Here is first beautiful layout of the book. It was created by Gloria Stengel using Little Darlings and Kraft Reflections. This layout has such stunning borders and charming embellishments! Gloria left a perfect space for placing a 5x7 photo of Richard! It's so sweet!

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Here is page two of Richard's baby book. This amazing layout was created by Tara Orr. This has Tara's classic style all over it! Beautiful paper layering and lots of paper distressing create gorgeous textures in this LO! That is a photo of Sean and Charee, the proud parents! Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Key Holes and Ornate Metal Keys look amazing with Little Darlings papers and chipboards. This LO is so wonderful!

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Page three is an adorable LO by Clare Charvill. This precious creation was also made with Little Darlings! Can you see the recycled Graphic 45 Staples packaging near the top of this LO? It is decorated with Metal Button Staples and it looks so sweet! Pretty embellishments and chipboards also add to the charm of this LO. It's a real treasure!

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Here is a super sweet LO from Denise Hahn on page four. Denise used An ABC Primer for this dazzling creation. The Graphic 45 Black Policy Envelope is perfect for storing little notes, photographs or other sweet sentiments. You can also see the new Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Label Holder that has Richard's name inside! How cute! It will be very exciting to add photos of the baby to this lovely LO!

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Here we have a special LO on page five from Joanna Hardy, the Graphic 45 Social Media Coordinator. She did such a wonderful job layering and distressing Little Darlings paper. This LO contains a beautiful and heartwarming poem. It is a such a marvelous statement about motherhood. What a gorgeous creation!

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Here is a stunning layout on page six by Susan Lui. Just look at all of that gorgeous fussy cutting combined with beautiful floral embellishments. It creates so much dimension in this LO! The colors and textures in this layout really pop! You can totally feel the love in this precious work of art.

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Page seven of Richard's Baby Book contains a brilliant layout by the one and only Jim, The Gentleman Crafter. Jim spearheaded the creation of the baby book and his contribution is absolutely superb! Just look at those stunning handmade flowers! Jim added a few fussy cut elements from Little Darlings to give this LO even more delicate beauty. It's just remarkable!

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Here we have page eight, a delightful LO by Maiko Miwa. The joy of a baby's first year comes to life in this adorable creation. Sweet embellishments dance around this LO, coupled with wonderful chipboard sentiments. This is such a precious addition to this delightful baby book!

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And last but certainly not least is page nine of Richard's Baby Book. This is a dazzling LO by Sharon Ngoo. Fabulously layered embellishments give this LO such an enchanting look! Flowing ribbons, gems, Little Darlings designs make this LO so adorably heartwarming. It's such a precious gift!

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There you have it, G45ers! We are so happy to have been able to share this amazing book with you today. We want to sincerely thank our incredible design team for their contributions to Richard's Baby Book. Every single aspect of this book is an absolute treasure which will be cherished forever! Special thanks to Jim, The Gentleman Crafter for organizing this amazing surprise! And thank you to all of you G45ers out there for all of your kind words and hopes for baby Richard, Charee and Sean! From our family to yours, thank you so much! We wish you all a fabulous day! Join us again for more fabulous crafts and inspiration from Graphic 45!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45

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Place In Time Calendar Tutorial Series: Part 8 July

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Hello G45ers,

Welcome to another happy day here at the Graphic 45 blog! We are so excited that you've stopped by! It's Christmas in July today as we share the July calendar tutorial from our Place in Time calendar tutorial series! This is going to be so much fun! Today's fabulous tutorial was created by Denise Hahn and its guaranteed to make you smile! Even if its cold outside right now you can still feel the warm glow of inspiration on the Graphic 45 blog! Plus we have a new winner to announce for today's blog contest! Remember, we're giving away this lovely Place in Time prize pack to one lucky winner everyday during this incredible calendar tutorial series! Just leave us a blog or Facebook comment for your chance to win this fabulous prize! Today's winner was chosen at random from yesterday's blog comments. And the winner is...

-Karen Wedding: "That is so beautiful."
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Congratulations, Karen! Please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim our prize! Stay tuned, G45ers! We will be annoucning a new winner on tomorrow's blog! Be sure to leave us a blog or Facebook comment today for your chance to win!

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Okay, G45ers, it's time for some sunshine! Here is Denise Hahn's incredible calendar page for the month of July! Follow her fun and informative tutorial to create this page for your 2013 calendar. Remember that these calendar pages are meant to perfectly adhere to your Graphic 45 12x12 Easel Album. This July page will go on the reverse side of June's calendar page in the Easel Album. Just flip your June page over and that's where you'll put July! Make sure that the Easel Album's binding is on the top when you adhere your July calendar page to it. The Graphic 45 12x12 Easel Albums contain 7 beautiful Kraftboard pages so they are perfect for creating calendars! You've got your first page for your calendar cover and then 6 Kraftboard pages which you will use on both sides for your calendar pages. So lets get started with Denise's fun and fabulous July tutorial! Take it away, Denise!

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Supply List:

Place in Time Calendar Foundation #4500615
Place in Time July Foundation #4500603
Place in Time July Cut Aparts #4500604
Place in Time Tags #2
Place in Time Alpha Stickers
Place in Time Stickers
Doily- Party City
Crepe Paper- Party City
Twine-etsy
Ribbon-vintage
Ink and Smooch- Clearsnap
Scrapbook Adhesive 3D Foam Squares
Aileens Tacky Glue
Martha Stewart Glitter
Martha Stewart Fine Tip Glue pen

TUTORIAL:

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1- I started out by taking my July Calendar Foundation page and then went ahead and cut out all of the July Cut Aparts and border strips. That way I could play around and decide what I wanted to use.

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2- I wanted a bold background so I took a doily and sprayed it generously with Clearsnaps Premium Dye Ink in Strawberry

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3- Then to add some sparkle, I outlined the corners with Martha Stewart Ball Point Glue pen and then sprinkled on some of her glitter in Brownstone-allow to dry fully before you brush away

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4- Then highlight the cherries with some Smooch Glitz in Firecracker

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5- I decided on the cut outs I wanted to use- for the border pieces I snipped the ends into chevrons then inked in alternating colored inks. Chestnut Brown, Peacock and Raspberry all from Clearsnap

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6- I adhered my doily with some tacky glue- then lay down my focal pieces. The Post Card is adhered right to the page- The Ladies are attached to some medium weight chipboard, inked then adhered. The July Calendar has a small chipboard support piece, then is attached with Scrapbook adhesive 3D Foam Squares.

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7- To give my chevron cut borders a little dimension, I fold in about an inch of each edge

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8- Then fold back- make sure the back fold is small- I don’t want them to stick up too much

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9- Then apply more 3D squares to the back and put a dab of glue on the flaps

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10-Flip over and adhere down- I like mine wonky, but you can do your straight if you like

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11- Set aside your layout and take a few pieces of Cut Aparts that you did not use- flip over to reveal the three patterns on reverse. Cut into 3x3/4  inch pieces and snip into little pennants. Make about 7 of each pattern, ink them all

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12- Now it gets a little tricky! Put pieces in alternating pattern order then flip over onto reverse side. Put a thin line of glue on the top of each pennant

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13-Lay twine over the top of the glue lines, then ease into place with a stick or toothpick leaving a little over a half inch in between. Make 2 strands of 5, and one strand of 9. TIP- after you glue them, pick them up and move them a few inches to make sure you didn’t glue them down to your workspace!

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14- Cut about 10 inches of red crepe paper and accordion fold. Take the round chipboard piece from Place in Time Chipboard #2 and tie with a small ribbon.

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15-Flip the chipboard over and add glue to the right half

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16-Take a scrap piece of chipboard and line your crepe up against it-then lay the glued part of the round piece on top- you will have to play with it a little to get it it just right! Set aside to dry

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17- I picked four sentiments from the Place in Time stickers and stuck them on some burlap and cut around the edges. TIP add a dab of tacky glue along with the adhesive to make sure the sticker stays secure to the burlap. TIP ink all of your sticker edges so there is no white edge peeking

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18- Glue them on with tacky glue

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19-Go back to your crepe embellishment- and add glitter to the edges. Squeeze some glue out onto some scrap paper, and dip your finger in. Dab along edges of crepe then dip into glitter

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20-Apply a generous amount of glue the the edge of the ladies and slide the crepe paper embellishment into place

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21-Add your 9 pennant banner to the top using two metal brads. I also glued them down  with a bit of tacky glue. I added the 5 pennant banner above this one using more of the 3D foam squares.

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22- I used foam squares here also

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23-I just couldn’t resist, after I was done I felt July needed more pop, so I added some red glitter with the fine tip glue pen

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24- The finished page. I did add a little 4th of July sticker to the Calendar piece

As an added treat, today Betto Cesare of the Graphic 45 design team is being featured on the Papercrafter's Library Blog! Here is a sneak peek of Betto's gorgeous creation! Just hop on over to the Papercrafter's Library Blog to see the full project and discover some gorgeous inspiration from Betto Cesare!

http://blog.papercrafterslibrary.com/graphic-45-guest-designer-betto-cesare/

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And there you have it, G45ers! Another gorgeous day of inspiration here at Graphic 45! We want to thank you all for joining us. We hope you had fun creating this wonderful July calendar page. We want to thank Denise Hahn for her amazing work today. We hope you'll all come back and see us tomorrow as we create the August calendar page with Maiko Miwa! It's going to be so much fun! We will also have a new blog contest winner to announce! It's going to be such a great day. We hope you'll join us. Have a wonderful Wednesday, G45ers!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45

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Place In Time Calendar Tutorial Series: Part 9 August

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Hello G45ers,

Welcome to another cheerful day of fun and inspiration here at the Graphic 45 blog! We are thrilled that you've stopped by today! Are you ready to be dazzled?! We've got another superb calendar tutorial to share with you! Maiko Miwa of our design team has created the most beautiful calendar page for the month of August. You are going to love it! Get ready to have some fun! First we wanted to announce a new winner for today's blog contest! We are giving away this fabulous Place in Time prize pack everyday during our calendar tutorial series! To enter to win this prize pack all you need to do is leave us a blog or Facebook comment! We pick our winners at random from comments left on our blog or Facebook page! So be sure to leave your comments today for your chance to win this lovely prize pack! Today's winner was chosen at random from comments left on yesterday's blog. And the winner is...

-Michelle Salasar: "Every month just gets better and better! I love this whole project!"

Congratulations, Michelle! Please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize! Remember, G45ers, we will be announcing a new winner on tomorrow's blog so stay tuned!

 

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In case you're just now joining us in the middle of this tutorial series, or you just want to have quick and easy access to all the tutorials we've posted so far, you can find them all in one place! Here is the link to where you can access all of these tutorials!

Place in Time Calendar Tutorial Series:

http://g45papers.typepad.com/graphic45/place-in-time-calendar-tutorial-series/

And now it's time to create your August calendar page! This page will go in your 12x12 Easel Album on the reverse side of your May calendar page. Be sure you adhere this page to your Easel Album with the Easel's binding on the top. Behold this gorgeous and cheerful page by Maiko Miwa! It is filled with all the bliss of summer! Join Maiko on this fun and easy tutorial to create your August page! Have fun! Take it away, Maiko!

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Supplies:
Graphic45 papers: August Foundation, August Cut -Aparts, cardstock (the last pages of collection pad or you have )
Graphic45 chipboard : Place in time chipboard 2
Graphic45 stickers : Place in time stickers
Ribbons : May Arts
gemstones :really reasonable gemstones
Inks : Ranger ,tsukineko
Mask and Flowers:Prima Marketing
Craft Punch:Martha Stwart

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Step 1. Measure down 2 inches from the top of left and draw a point. Measure down 3 inches from the top of right  and draw a point. Draw a line between the two points and cut along the line. Take these two pieces and flip them over to use in the August calendar.

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Step 2. Cut the remaining items out a shown in the picture. After cutting out the pieces, arrange and adhere them to the August calendar background.

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Step 3. Arrange the two border strips and the three graphics as shown in the picture. Adhere the calendar ans the peaches graphic on  the top of the previously placed graphics. Cut off the two pieces of border strips hanging off the end of the background paper.

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Step 4. Please use the large blue graphic paper as a pocket at the bottom of the background paper gluing the left, bottom and right edges only. Please make one long border strips from the last page of the "collection pad" or the cardstock that you have using a craft punch, craft scissors or tearing.
Adhere the sunflower and green border strips along with the other two graphic papers as arranged in the picture. Then adhere the chipboard button and flowers accordingly. If you want to decorate it more gorgeous, please add some embellishments.

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Step 5. Glue left , bottom and right edges of the postcard graphic and place it inside  the blue pocket as shown in the picture.

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Step 6. Tie ribbons each of tags and put tags in two pockets.
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Step 7. Decorate with flowers and ticket sticker you wish to use and adhere corner stickers at  two corners of the top of the Foundation Paper.

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Step 8. If you want to decorate more, add masking , stamps, flowers, chipboards, gemstones. Then do "August" 3-dimensionally using the glossy accent.

We hope you all enjoyed Maiko's lovely August calendar page tutorial today! Come back and see us tomorrow as we bring you yet another splendid calendar tutorial. Alberto Juarez will be showing you how to create your September page for your 2013 calendar. Plus we will have another blog prize winner to announce! It's going to be so much fun! We want to thank Maiko Miwa for her beautiful work today. Thank you all so much for stopping by our blog, G45ers! We wish you a very happy day!

With Love and Pretty Paper,

Your Friends at Graphic 45

 

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Place In Time Calendar Tutorial Series: Part 7 June

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Hello G45ers,

Happy Tuesday to you all and welcome to the fabulous Graphic 45 blog! We hope you are all having a lovely day so far! Wow, it sure is getting chilly outside isn't it? The winter season is fast approaching. It's the perfect time to get cozy with some beautiful craft projects! We are in the middle of our fantastic Place in Time calendar tutorial series! Each one of our design team members has created a calendar page for a 2013 calendar! We've been taking you on an inspiring journey of gorgeous tutorials as you create your 2013 calendar! It's a great way to get creative while setting a happy intention for a prosperous new year! Today we will be showing you Susan Lui's stunning tutorial for your June calendar page! We're bringing some warmth to your December day with this incredibly fun tutorial! Plus we have a new winner to announce from yesterday's blog contest! Everyday during this amazing tutorial series we are giving away the dazzling Place in Time prize pack pictured below! Just leave us a blog or Facebook comment for your chance to win! We will announce another new winner tomorrow! Today's winner was chosen at random from comments left on our Facebook page! And the winner is...

-Margaret Halldorson: "This is one of the most beautiful papers you have ever put out - not that all of them aren't beautiful cause they are. I have a hard time picking a favorite one to use. But this is probably it. Hahahaha gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous."

Congratulations, Margaret! Please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize! Stay tuned, G45ers! We will have a new winner to announce tomorrow so be sure to leave us a blog or Facebook comment for your chance to win!

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And now it's time to create your June page for your 2013 calendar! Remember that these calendar pages are meant to go on the Graphic 45 12x12 Easel Album. Today's June page will go on page 7 of your Easel Album. Have a wonderful time creating this stunningly cheerful page! Susan's tutorial is sure to fill you with joy and inspiration! Take it away, Susan!

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Supplies:

Graphic 45 Place In Time - June Foundation, June Cut-Aparts, Calendar Foundation
Graphic 45 A Ladies Diary - A Ladies Diary, Moment In Time, Delicate Details, La Gazette, Timeless Memoir
Doilies - 1 piece 5.5 inch, 2 pieces 4.5 inch
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Hi Everyone. This is Susan and I've got the June calendar page for you. As you can see, its got lots of flowers, fussy cut details and doilies. It looks detailed but really, it's not that complicated if you follow through the tutorial.


1. Cut circles out of patterned paper for your doilies, allowing the intricate edges of the doilies to show through. Adhere circles to doilies, then attach doilies to the June Foundation paper as shown.

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2. Cut out two strips from the Place In Time June Cut-Aparts as shown. Fussy cut a spray of flowers from A Ladies Diary Delicate Details and a clock from Moment In Time. Place these elements on the page as depicted below.


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3. Cut out the June calendar from the Calendar Foundation page and adhere it to the big doily.


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4. Select and fussy cut a large flower spray from Delicate Details patterned paper. Adhere this to the Foundation page as shown.

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5. I created a journalling spot which you can tuck into the doilies, allowing you to have some hidden journalling if you desire. To create the journalling spot, simply cut out the June journalling tag from the June Cut-Apart paper, then adhere a flower and leaves to it.

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6. The hidden journalling tag goes in here. Pull it out to read, tuck it back in if you'd rather keep your words secret.

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7. Add some flowers and leaves to the page and you're done. :)

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We hope you all had a great time creating your June calendar page today! You can find all of the calnedar tutorials that we've posted so far in this series in one easy place!


http://g45papers.typepad.com/graphic45/place-in-time-calendar-tutorial-series/

We want to thank Susan for her beautiful work today! Join us tomorrow as Denise Hahn shares her fantastic tutorial for creating the July calendar page! Plus we'll have a new Place in Time contest winner to announce! It's going to be another incredible day here on the Graphic 45 blog! We hope to see you then! Have a splendid day, G45ers!

With Love and Pretty Paper,

Your Friends at Graphic 45

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