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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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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
"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
Loving those paper teacups!
The hidden tea storage is such a fun touch. What a perfect gift idea.
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
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.
Step Two: On ONE of the large tags, create a score line at 1.2” from the bottom, short edge.
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:
Step Four: Wrap a length of Washi Tape around the front cover where the exposed fold line is located and burnish into place.
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.
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.
All of these steps will help your book to lay flat when opened, avoid cracking paper, and provide stability to your fold line.
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!
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!
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
Imagine getting these adorable treat jars filled with candy! How fun.
Love the card that goes with this great set - wow!
Precious faces all around!
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.