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Aug 21, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Our G45ers are Good ol' Sports!

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Today, we are sharing wonderful projects with Good ol' Sport. These projects are wonderful and show the versatility of this fun collection. Tati Scrap shows a fun back to school idea with Good ol' Sport, then Miranda Edney shares a tag that will surely inspire!  These projects are perfect when you need ideas for the men in your life, but also versatile enough that you can create for many occasions!

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Before we jump into the Good ol' Sport projects, see this great video of Charee Filimoehala introducing our Raining Cats & Dogs collection with Scrapbook Expo!

 

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Tati Scrap shows an amazing new idea for our Book Box Staples using Good ol' Sport and it's filled with supplies perfect for school! How fun is this?

"I have made a School Station using Good ol´Sport papers and a a Graphic 45 Book Box. I have created fun spaces for tags, pencils, scissors and a journal.

I have cleared the box and I have used only the covers of the Book Box  for to do my Back to School Station." ~Tati Scrap

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In love with the journal inside!


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What a clever and useful idea! So amazing.


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Supply List

Good ol' Sport 12x12 papers
“Victory”
"Newsworthy"
"Play Ball"
"Touchdown"
"Big Score"
"Teamwork"
Good ol´Sport 6x6 Patterns & Solids paper pad

Good ol' Sport Cardstock Tags & Pockets 2
Good ol' Sport Chipboard tags 1
Good ol' Sport Chipboard tags 2
Book Box
Ornate Metal Label Holder

We love this hanging tag from Miranda Edney! So much amazing fussy cutting and clever use of the image cutouts. And that ribbon creates the perfect embellishment. This tag is truly a "Big Score!"

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Supply List

Graphic 45 Papers
Good Ol’ Sport- Teamwork
Good Ol’ Sport- Touchdown
Good Ol’ Sport- Champion
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Good Ol’ Sport-  Playball
Good Ol’ Sport- Gameday
Graphic 45 Staples
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads
Artist Trading Cards-Kraft
May Arts Ribbon
Brads

Love these wonderful ideas from Tati Scrap and Miranda. Have you used Good ol' Sport? We hope you share your projects on our Facebook page! Join us tomorrow to find out the winner of our giveaway this week.

Your Pals in Paper,

Graphic 45

 

Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here

Aug 20, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Share your Daily Memories!

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Which of our G45ers take part in pocket scrapbooking? We love this concept of daily memory-keeping and in such a practical, fun manner. Keri Sallee and Katie Zoey Ho show you great ways to apply this fun new style into your crafting life using Graphic 45. Our pages often have 3x4" and 4x6" images to fit perfectly in your pocket scrapbooking pages.

 

Keri shares her Come Away with Me double layout. This was one of her first times using pocket scrapbooking and she really showed how fun and beautiful these pages can be! She used our new Journaling and Ephemera Cards that work perfectly with this style of crafting.

 

"Confession time….I was totally intimidated by this assignment. Weird...I know, but small projects like cards have never been my forte and to me...this felt like a page full of cards! LOL.


But...once I found my Come Away with Me Journaling and Ephemera cards, I knew this would be so easy.


I also wanted to use it in a different way. I know Come Away with Me is a travel themed collection, but I wanted to use it to document the journey of my kiddos.

Enjoy!"~Keri

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A perfect use of our Come Away with Me journaling chipboard tags!


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Love how she used the Cardstock Tags & Pockets on these pages too!


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Brilliant photos and quotes from Keri. We love her double layout!


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Supply List

Pocket Page Page Protectors (Paper Studio)
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Scissors
G45 Come Away with Me-Journaling and Ephemera Cards
G45 Come Away with Me-Decorative Chipboard
G45 Come Away with Me-Journaling Chipboard 1

Katie shows us another adorable layout using Mother Goose. She didn't even use photos on hers, but the fun imagery from this collection. She really makes the cardstock flowers and chipboard tags shine in this project, as well!

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Supply List

Mother Goose Playful Postage
Mother Goose 8” x 8” Paper Pad
Mother Goose 6” x 6” Patterns & Solids
Mother Goose Alphabet Stickers
Mother Goose Chipboard 1
Mother Goose Banners
Mother Goose Flowers
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Large Page Pockets

Today, Annette Green shares her talents over on the wonderful Paper Crafter's Library blog. We love their blog, and we know that you will want to see Annette's project - it's truly amazing! So, hop on over to visit the Paper Crafter's Library blog today!

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Thanks for joining us for this day enjoying the fun of pocket scrapbooking. Have you given it a try yet? Do you think you'll try it after seeing some awesome examples today? Create handmade treasures to pass down for generations! Thanks to Keri and Katie for showing us fun ways to do so.

Happy Papercrafting,

Graphic 45

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Aug 19, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Blissful Botanical Tea

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It's always a good day to share Botanical Tea! We have two wonderful projects from Yumi Muraeda and Nichola Battilana today. There's even a tutorial. What a terrfic Tuesday!

We love when our G45ers share on our Facebook page. Seeing your beautiful projects make our collections truly come alive. Dolly LaBelle‎ made this beautiful set of cards using mainly the signature page of By the Sea. What a great idea to use the image-heavy pages!

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First we have this luscious Botanical Tea house from the amazing Yumi. What a treasure.

"I love afternoon tea. I want to make the Tea House when I saw the paper of Botanical Tea. I made such a fun on the back of the Tea House and I think that I had a good time over a cup of tea with my friends, in such a case, that it might be more fun if there such as Tea Fortune-Telling.  You should also take a single stick Please!" ~Yumi

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Loving those paper teacups!


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The hidden tea storage is such a fun touch. What a perfect gift idea.


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Fortune telling! How fun.


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Download Botanical Tea House Pattern

Supply List

Botanical tea 12’ paper pad
Botanical tea Cardstock Alphabet Stickers
Botanical tea Cardstock Stickers
Botanical tea Cardstock Tags and pockets
Botanical tea Cling Stamps2
Acrylic Board
Metal Butterflies
Metal Clothespins
Magnet
Linestone
Plastic Stick
Dew Drops
My Favorite Things STAMPS
(Sentimental about Audrey Hepburn)
Ranger Archival Ink Black

Now, we have the most wonderful wedding guest book by Nichola. What a handmade treasure for a memorable day. She has a great step-by-step tutorial below for this fun project.

"It used to be that weddings were ginormous events and huge tomes with pages and pages were necessary for all of the well wishes from wedding guests. Today however weddings are often smaller, more intimate affairs and perhaps a little handmade book would be more fitting. I know a lovely couple trekking off to Vegas to get hitched soon and this little book made with Botanitcal Tea and Large Staples Tags will be the perfect little book to toss into a suitcase and collect congratulations from their guests." ~Nichola

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Guestbook Tutorial

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Step One:  Cut several sheets of paper to 3.9” x 8”, the same size as the large tags. You could use regular bond (printer) paper or splurge and use better quality for something a little more special. Use a corner punch to round the edges of your paper so that they align perfectly with the tag edges.

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Step Two: On ONE of the large tags, create a score line at 1.2” from the bottom, short edge.

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Step Three: Cut four pieces of Graphic 45 paper to cover your tags. (I’ve chosen Spring Duet for the outside covers, and Fauna to line the inside.) At 1 ⅛” from the short bottom edge, cut a 1/4” strip from the papers that will embellish the front and back of the cover tag.

 

Affix your papers to the tags. Leave the fold line free on the front cover like so:

 

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Step Four: Wrap a length of Washi Tape around the front cover where the exposed fold line is located and burnish into place.

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Step Five: Puncture small holes in your covers and papers using a small punch, awl or nail. Mine are located .5” from the edge and there are 5 holes evenly spaced apart.

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Step Six: Bind all of the pages together using thread, ribbon or yarn. If you look up Japanese Stab Binding, there are many tutorials available demonstrating this very simple binding technique in a variety of patterns.

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All of these steps will help your book to lay flat when opened, avoid cracking paper, and provide stability to your fold line.

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Step Seven: Now to embellish your cover! I begin with Botanical Tea Stickers...

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… add some Botanical Tea Banners ...

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… and a fussy cut butterfly.

 

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Step Eight: Finally I add a Botanical Tea Chipboard tag, and Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key with a length of pretty ribbon pulled through the tag grommet holes and finish the whole thing off with the lucky couple’s initials using Botanical Tea Alphabet Stickers.

 

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That’s it! Your book is now ready for notes of congratulations!

 

 

Supply list:

 

 Large Tag Album-Ivory

 Washi Tape
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key
Botanical Tea Stickers
Botanical Tea Alphabet Stickers
Botanical Tea Chipboard
Botanical Tea Banners
Spring Duet

Fauna

 Ribbon

Thread/Yarn
Paper

 

Will you try Nichola's tutorial? These are such fun ideas from Yumi and Nichola. Beautiful projects today, we hope they brightened your day.

 

Your Pals in Paper,

 

Graphic 45

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Aug 18, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Charm Your Little Darlings with Handmade Treasures!

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It's always a perfect day to celebrate the precious little darlings in our lives. Children bring so much joy. Today, we will share handmade treasures for our sweet kids! Andrew Roberts and Ginger Ropp will amaze you with their creations! We also have a new contest today and a super special Podcast with our very own Charee Filimoehala you can listen to below!

It's Monday! Which means...giveaway time! Who wants to win this $35 prize pack of An Eerie Tale? If you do, just comment here on the blog or on Facebook to win. Fun, fun, fun!

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Today, we also wanted to share this amazing Scrap Owl podcast with our wonderful Charee Filimoehala, Director of Customer Servie and Social Media! Charee spoke with Renee. You can also download the podcast via iTunes and Stitcher. Find out more about about how we choose our Design Team, we come up with our new collections, and some fun G45 VIP secrets of the trade. And as always, don't be afraid to cut into those papers! They're all waiting for you to transform it into a beautiful art piece!

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Andrew Roberts is about to amaze you with his incredible set of Little Darlings shower favors! How fun would this be at a baby shower? We love each and every creation! Though Little Darlings is retired, think of the possibilities to create a similar set with Baby 2 Bride or Mother Goose, our current collections! He has banners, cupcake decorations, treat jars, gift bags, gift tags, and more below - how fun!

"The inspiration for this project was a previous creation that was called my Little Darlings chest . It was created to be a great gift and it prompted me to create some baby shower favors to go with it. It was also helpful that little darlings is my favorite graphic 45 collection.

TIP: My tip for multi part projects  is to ensure the embellishments and paper are distributed across all components to ensure project cohesion." ~Andrew

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Imagine getting these adorable treat jars filled with candy! How fun.


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Love the card that goes with this great set - wow!


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Precious faces all around!


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Supply List

Little Darlings 12x12 papers : Little darlings
       Peekaboo
       Bundle of joy
       Lullaby
       Heaven sent
       Rock a bye
       New arrival
       Kewpie cute
       Cherished
       Precious posey
       Little treasures
       Baby borders
Little Darlings 8x8 papers : New arrival
   Bundle of joy
   Rock a bye
   Baby Borders
Graphic 45 / Hampton art Little Darlings cling stamps
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic ornate metal brads
Assorted mulberry paper roses
Bakers twine
coloured card stock
Rhinestone / pearl strips
assorted lace
Mason ball jars
Metal tins
Wooden skewers  

Ginger made this adorable Mother Goose backpack inspired from the Pinterest link below. What a perfect Back to School creation! Enjoy her video below to find out more about this incredible project.

Ginger's Pinterest Inspiration Link

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Ginger's Mother Goose Backpack Video


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What a creative and innovative way to keep those memories! It would look perfect in a kid's room filled with photos.


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Supply List

 

Mother Goose Cardstock Stickers
Mother Goose Chipboard 1
Mother Goose Chipboard 2
Mother Goose 6x6 Patterns and Solids
Mother Goose 12x12 Sunshine Stripe
Mother Goose 12x12 Twinkle Little Star
Mother Goose 12x12 Checkers
Mother Goose 12x12 Spot On
Mother Goose 12x12 Humpty Dumpty
Mother Goose 12x12 A Pocketful of Posies
Graphic 45 Staples Brads
Solid Black Cardstock
12x12 Black Medium Weight Chipboard
Scoretape
Wet Glue
Distress Ink Frayed Burlap
Maya Road Red Twine
Basic Grey Small Magnetic Snap

What fun ideas today. Thanks to Andrew and Ginger! See you tomorrow for more amazing projects.

Have a Great Day,

Graphic 45

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Aug 16, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Take the Graphic 45 August Challenge!

Graphic 45 August Challenge

Take part in our August Challenge! One chosen winner will win a $75 prize pack. Read all about it below. How fun! All you have to do is use the project sheets below to win. Fun fun fun!

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Download the By the Sea Mini Project Sheet


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Upload your Submissions to the Graphic 45 Facebook Page

We can't wait to see your albums. Thanks for visiting us this lovely Saturday, G45ers!

Happy Mini-Making,

Graphic 45

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