Welcome back to another gorgeous day of sneak peeks and prizes here at Graphic 45! We are thrilled that you've stopped by our blog today. We have more fabulous sneak peeks to share with you from our brand new calendar collection, Place in Time. We also have 4 prize winners to announce today! We absolutely love getting to share our latest designs with all of you! Today we're going to show you more of the fantastic new papers from Place in Time. You'll also have another opportunity to win this exquisette new collection before it's available in stores! Just leave us a blog or Facebook comment today for your chance to win! We will be choosing 4 more random winners from today's comments and annoucning them on our blog tomorrow. And as if that wasn't enough, we've got Part 3 of Jane Tregenza's amazing book tutorial! Could this day get any better?! Lets begin by announcing our 4 winners from yesterday's Win It Before You Can Buy It contest! All of this week's winners will receive Place in Time 12x12 paper pad, both sets of coordinating chipboard die-cuts and stickers! Wow!
And the winners are...
From the blog:
- Barb Dean: "I have come to expect beautiful products from Graphic 45 but this
collection goes above and beyond my imagination and expectations! I can
think of so many ways to use it! I can't wait to get my hands on it!"
- Charlotte Zweigoron: "How do you do it? The gorgeous collections just keep on coming I am
totally focused on projects using all Graphic 45 products"
- Melissa Torres Divelbiss: "Just
beautiful. I'm particularly fond of ''February'' since that's my
birthday month. And I'll be 45. I think that means I'm supposed to own
this collection. :-)"
- Patty Foit: "You've hit another one out of the park with A
Calendar Line! This is simply stunning. February is to die for! How
wonderful it would be to win this beautiful collection! Thank you so
much for the sneak peek. Can't wait to see the rest of the year!"
Congratulations! Will our winners please email us with your shipping information at email@example.com to claim your prize. Prize packs will be sent out in early to mid October. Hooray!
Are you all ready for more magnificent sneak peeks! Here we have more of the gorgeous new papers from A Place in Time. Have a look at these incredible papers and let your imagination run wild with ideas!
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Next up is Part 3 of Jane Tregenza's beautiful book tutorial. You've
probably seen Jane's incredible books here on the Graphic 45 blog over
the years. These amazing books often contain gorgeous paper layering,
inking, pop-up elements, and imaginative uses of beautiful
embellishments. Every page is overflowing with beauty. We're teaming up
with Jane to bring you this very special tutorial series on the last
Tuesday of every month. Jane will be taking you
step-by-step through the book-making process. Follow her wonderful
instructions in this monthly tutorial series to create your very own
gorgeous book! Today Jane will show you how to make the foundation pages
that are used for each page of the book as well as page 3 of the book with decorative tags. This is going to be an amazing journey! So lets begin! Here is
the first part of Jane's tutorial where she begins with the
foundation pages. In case you missed the first two tutorials in this series you can still catch up by checking them out here.
Jane's Book Tutorial: Part 1
Jane's Book Tutorial: Part 2
And now it's time for Part 3 of Jane's latest amazing tutorial! Take it away, Jane!
Black foundation Pages
Instructions for creating a foundation page:
Each month you will need to make a
foundation page. For this you will need two black sheets of cardstock.
Cut one to 8 ½ x11 inches- set it aside.
Cut your second one to 9 ½ x 11 inches. Please keep the left over bits as you
will need them later on.
The 9 ½ x 11 inches piece needs to be
scored, place it in your cutter at 8 ½ inch mark and score it, this will give
you a one inch seam.
Completely fill in the one inch seam with
Carefully adhere the 8 ½ inch piece onto
the 9 1/2 inches piece. Make sure you don’t go
over your scored seam, or your page will
not fold. Once you have it on, carefully fold the page over to check that it
Press firmly along the folded over piece,
open up your page and check at the two pages line up nicely. Don’t worry if one
of your pages is now wider than the other. You can trim it back to make them
You need to add some more tape along the
join of your foundation page. Adhere one strip of tape along one side of the
join and about an inch of tape on the other side of the join.
A close up of the join with the tape each
side. When you come to adhere your print papers, one piece will be an inch
wider that the other page. The extra inch will need to be adhered over the top
of the inch of tape on the foundation page.
Book Tutorial Page 3
artwork, images, instructions and design is copyrighted 2012
Download Graphic 45 JT Page 3 With Photos
A very special page on our children and/or grandchildren. If
you don’t have children you could use baby photos of yourself and your
siblings. I am hoping one day to add more tags for my grandchildren. I am planning on getting an up to date
photo of my five children to go under my frame on the left side of my page.
follow the instructions carefully. Read each instruction to the end, before
cutting. Lots of the papers are used on the tag 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 white. All papers have had their edges inked using
Colorbox Liquid Chalk ink – Chestnut Roan.
note, I am only human and do make mistakes, I have taken every care while
writing the instructions, 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 ask a
question in the comments box at the end of the post and I will answer it for
you as best I can. Or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Little Darlings Collection
1x Little Treasures 1 x Baby
1 x New Arrival
1/2 x Rock-A-Bye 1/2x
Once upon a Springtime Die Cut Frames
3x Black Cardstock and 2 Yellow, + 1 of
each of Pink and blue cardstock
Imaginarium Designs Chipboard – IDC0002
White Brads and assorted Ribbons
Color Box Fluid Chalk-chestnut roan,
3L 12x12 Adhesive sheets Wet Glue
The instructions for creating your 3rd
Before we start the page, we need to cut
some borders from our “Baby Border” print paper. Please cut the borders as
shown above. We need 8 strips in total. Don’t cut all the strips into pieces,
as we need the bottom one to be 4 borders wide.
Have a good look at the back of your sheet
of “Lullaby” print paper. It has a
border all the way around the print. The top left and right corners of the
print paper has a fancy corner printed on it. We are going to use these fancy
corners from both sheets. Now look at the border. It is in from the edge of
your print paper, this gives us a nice creamy edge. We are going to remove the
borders from each sheet. I need you to cut each border piece one at a time
using a craft knife and a ruler. Place your ruler on the inside edge of your
border, but leave a little bit of the cream on it. Cut all four sides, making
sure you don’t cut through the fancy corners at the top.
Once you have cut all four sides, you can
cut across each corner and remove the middle of your print paper. Do this to
each print paper. The middle bit is what we will be using for our pages.
Separate the corners from the borders.
Because we removed the borders the print
paper is now about the right hight for our page. So now all we need to do is
cut it to the right width. Put the first piece in your trimmer in the right way
up, so you can read the writing. Cut it to 9 ¼ inches wide.
For the second sheet of print paper, we
need to put the print into our trimmer upside down. The images will need to be
upside down. Trim it back to 8 ¼ wide.
You need to completely cover the back of
both pieces of Lullaby Print Papers with adhesive. You can use double sided
adhesive paper or tape, if you use tape make sure you butt it together with no
gaps in between each piece.
Adhere the 9 ¼ inch wide piece to your
black foundation page first. Try and have the same amount of black showing
along the top and bottom on your page. Remember this print paper is one inch
wider, so it will go over the join on your foundation page onto the other page.
You should have tape on your foundation page to help adhere your print paper
over the join. Don’t worry if your print paper is not on straight. You are going
to add a border around the page.
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.
Now you need to adhere your 8 ¼ inch piece.
Make sure you are away from the centre fold of your page or you page will not
shut nicely. To make it easier for yourself, don’t remove all the backing from
your adhesive paper or tape. Just take a little strip off. Then if you don’t
quite line it up right you can lift it off and try again.
Carefully fold your page over, use your
finger to run along the seam as you fold the page up and over.
Fold the whole page over and run your hand
firmly along the fold to set the crease.
Find your sheet of “New Arrival”. We need
to cut it so that we have lots of pieces to use on our page, pocket and tags.
Use the photo as a guide. You need to cut all the pieces as follows. You need
to have, one piece two stamps wide and 8 stamps long. Plus the three images
from the middle, and the two pieces, above and below the images. You also need another piece, 6 stamps
wide and 3 stamps high. Keep all the left over pieces, as we still need to cut
some extra pieces for our tags.
Now you are going to make the pocket. From
your sheet of yellow cardstock, cut two rectangles 5 ¾ inches x 8 inches. We
only need one for the pocket; once the pocket is finished you will be adhering
the second one to the back to cover all the brads. From your sheet of “Little
treasures”, cut a piece 5 ½ inches x 7 ¾ inches. Cut the 5 ½ inches first then
cut the piece back to 7 ¾ inches. Ink around the edges and adhere it to your
piece of yellow cardstock. You should have a little bit of yellow showing at
the left end and at the top of your yellow rectangle, don’t worry about having
any yellow showing at the bottom or if you have too much at the right end. We
will be hiding the right end and the bottom with a border.
Cut a second piece from your “Little
Treasures” to 4 ½ x 7 inches. Adhere it to your pocket about ½ inches in from
the left and ½ inch down from the top.
From your sheet of “Baby Borders” find the strip that has the cute
little baby faces on it. Cut it so you have 7 faces and add it to your pocket
about 3 inches down from the top of your pocket. Save the leftover piece of
baby border, you will need it for a tag.
Choose one of the images from your sheet of
“New Arrival”. Cut a piece of yellow cardstock, 3 ½ inches wide x 3 1/8 inches
high. Adhered your image to the
middle of the yellow mat. Cut another mat from your blue cardstock, it needs to
be 3 ¾ inches wide x 3 ½ inches high.
Adhere the image to your pocket; use the
photo as a guide. Add two white
brads and a title to finish the pocket. Add your second yellow rectangle to the
back of your pocket.
Now we need to
place our pocket onto our page. It is to be a pocket with the left and top edge
not attached to your page. You will
need to put tape on your founation page, so the pocket is attached to the page
on the right and bottom side and corner of your page only. Use the photo as a
guide. Please don’t worry about the right side of your page yet!
This border is done slightly different to
our first and second page, so please read the instructions carefully. You need
to sort your borders out. Some have the pattern running all one way and the
some have the pattern changing direction in the middle. We need four pieces
with the pattern running the same way. These need to be used at the top and
bottom of our page. The ones that change direction, we need to use two of them,
one for each side of our page. We will be starting in the bottom left corner of
our page, then doing the bottom right corner. Next will be the top and lastly
We will not be doing a mitred corner for
this page. Trim the left edge of your border so it is straight. Start that the
bottom of your page and at the left edge. You need to be just in from the left
edge of the page and just up from the bottom. We need to have a little bit of
black showing at the bottom and side of your page.
Adhere the first strip on your page, and
run it across your page over the join and onto your pocket. It needs to go
across the page and onto the pocket about an inch. Place the second strip on your page, start in the bottom
right corner of your page and run it across your pocket and over the top of the
other border. Trim it back so it is not near the fold on your page. Adhere the
strip to your page.
Now you can adhere your border at the top
of your page. Start in the left corner. Adhere your border and run it over the
join in the middle of your page. Go over the fold in the middle of your page
for about an inch. Place the other border on your page and trim it to fit. It
needs to go over the top of the first border and finish near the fold in the
middle of your page. It must not go over the fold. Once you have it trimmed,
you can adhered it to your page.
Now you can do the left edge page border
and the right edge page border. They can overlap the top or bottom borders in
the corners. Trim each end to fit and adhere it to your page.
Your corners should look like this.
Find your four corners and trim them back
to match the photo above. Glue them to your page; try to match up the corners
with the borders. They need to meet on the outer edges. Don’t worry if they don’t quite match as
we are going to add some chipboard corners.
Your page should
now look like this. All the borders on and corners gluded on as well.
Now it is time to
do work on the left side of your page.Find your piece of “New Arrival” that is
two stamps wide and 6 stamps high. Mat it onto a piece of blue cardstock.
Adhere it to your page.
Find your piece of “New Arrival” that is 6
stamps wide and 3 stamps high. Turn it over and adhere it to your page.
From your sheet of “Once upon a Springtime
“die cut frames, remove the largest frame. Punch out the middle bit and keep it
for your tags. Place a photo under it the frame and add it to your page. Add a
chipboard title to the bottom of the frame.
To finish your page add four chipboard
Now we are done, and now we can start the
Tags Tutorial - Page 3
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Instructions for creating the Tags
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. Please note that I have not added any names, dates for any
information to my tags. You will need to add your own personal details for each
child to each tag.
From your blue cardstock, cut a rectangle 4
½ inches x 7 ½ inches. Corner round all four corners, using a punch. Cut a
rectangle from your spare “New Arrival” print paper. It needs to be 4 ¼ inches
x 7 ¼ inches, corner round all the corners as well. Ink
around the edges and adhere it to your blue cardstock tag.
From your “Baby Border” sheet of print
paper, find the piece that has the blue kewpie dolls on it, cut it so it is about
9 inches long. Adhere it to your
page about 1 ¼ inches up from the bottom of your tag and wrap the ends around
to the back of your tag; they should nearly met in the middle on the back of
your tag. Cut a black mat 3 ¾ inches x 6 inches out of black and adhere it to
your tag. Add a photo and title to
finish your tag.
Choose an image from your “New Arrival”
print paper. Cut a yellow mat 3 ½ inches wide and 3 ¼ inches high. Adhere your
image to your yellow mat, don’t adhere it to your tag yet. Cut a black mat 3 ½
inches wide and 3 ¼ inches high. Cut a piece from your “Baby Border” print
paper. I used the blue lace border. Cut it to 4 3/8 inches and adhere it to
your tag about 1 inch down from the top of your tag. Now you can add your two
squares to your tag. Punch two cardstock circles and two paper washers. Glue
one circle and one washer together. Glue one each side at the top of your tag
lining them up. Punch a hole through the washer and feed some ribbons through
the hole and tie them with a knot. Add some photos to finish your tag.
2 nd Tag
Cut a rectangle 4 ¾ inches x 8 inches out of your pink
cardstock. Cut the left corner off your tag using your eye. Place the cut piece
on top of your tag in the right corner and cut it to match. Use a corner rounder on the bottom two
Cut a rectangle 4 5/8 inches x 7 7/8 inches
from the “Cherished” print paper.
You need to make the print paper match the cardstock tag at the top. To
do this, place the print paper under your tag. Line your print up the top of
the tag and the left edge of the tag, trim along the corner to match. Move the
print paper over to the right edge of your tag, making sure it matches up at
the top and side. Trim the edge again.
They should match your tag.
Ink around the edges of your print paper and adhere it to
your cardstock tag. Cut a rectangle from “Cherished” 3 inches x
4 1/4 , turn it over and adhere it to your tag. Find your
butterfly border from “Baby Border”, cut to 10 inches. Adhere it to the front
of your tag about ¾ of an inch up from the bottom of your tag and wrap it
around to the back of your tag. Remove your Medium pink frame, add a photo to
your tag and adhere the frame over the top. Glue a chipboard word to the bottom of the frame to finish
the front of your tag.
Find your piece of four borders from “Baby
Border”, cut it back to 4 5/8 inches wide and adhere it to your tag near the
top. Find your strip from “Baby Border” with the phrase Little Darling, cut one
and mat it onto a piece of pink cardstock. Add it to your tag partly on the
border print paper. Cut a mat from
your black cardstock, 3 ½ inches x 5 inches. Cut a second yellow mat, 3 3/4
inches x 5 1/4 inches. Adhere the black mat to the yellow and add it to your
tag. Find one of the small frames and a stamp from our left over “New Arrivals”.
Mat the stamp onto a piece of yellow cardstock. Add the finished piece to the
small frame. Add your photo to the tag and adhere the small frame over the top.
Punch two cardstock circles and two paper washers. Glue one circle and one
washer together. Glue one each side at the top of your tag lining them up.
Punch a hole through the washer and feed some ribbons through the hole and tie
them with a knot.
Cut a rectangle 4 ½ inches x 5 ¾ inches
from your yellow cardstock. Cut the left corner off your tag using your eye.
Place the cut piece on top of your tag in the right corner and cut it to match.
Use a corner rounder on the bottom two corners.
Cut two pieces of “ Rock-a-Bye” print
paper. They need to be 4 ¼ inches x 5 ½ inches. You need to make the print papers match the cardstock tag at
the top. To do this, place the print paper under your tag. Line up the top of
the tag and the left edge of the tag, trim along the corner to match. Move the
print paper over to the right edge of your tag, making sure it matches up at
the top and trim the edge again.
They should match.
Ink around the edge and adhere both of them
to your cardstock tag. Find your pink lace border and cut it to 9 inches.
Adhere it to your tag about 1 ¾ inches down from the top of your tag. Wrap the
ends around to the other side of the tag. Cut a black mat 3 ¾ x 3 ¾ inches, add
a photo and adhere it to your tag.
Use the middle of your larges frame, ink
around the edges and adhere it to your tag. Cut a photo mat from your black
cardstock. It should be 3 inches x 4 inches. Punch two cardstock circles and
two paper washers. Glue one circle and one washer together. Glue one each side
at the top of your tag lining them up. Punch a hole through the washer and feed
some ribbons through the hole and tie them with a knot.
Cut a rectangle 4 inches x 6 inches from
your pink cardstock. Cut the left corner off your tag using your eye. Place the
cut piece on top of your tag in the right corner and cut it to match. Use a
corner rounder punch on the bottom two corners.
Find your piece with the four borders on it from your “Baby
Border” print paper, cut it back to 5 ¾ inches wide. You need to make the print
papers match the cardstock tag at the top. To do this, place the print paper
under your tag. Line up the top of the tag and the left edge of the tag, trim
along the corner to match. Move the print paper over to the right edge of your
tag, making sure it matches up at the top and side, trim the edge again. It should match. Ink around the edge
and adhere it to your cardstock tag. Cut a black cardstock mat to 3 inches x 4
inches. Add the mat and photo to your tag. Find a stamp images from your “New
Arrival” print paper, mat it onto a piece of yellow cardstock and add it to
your tag over your photo.
Cut a rectangle 3 inches high and 5 ½
inches long from your “Little Treasure” print paper. Round the corner and make
the other corner match the tag. Find your leftover piece of border strip with
the baby faces. You need a piece about 4 faces long. Add it to your tag as
shown. Cut a black mat 2 ½ inches
x 3 ½ inches and adhere it to your tag. Cut a piece from your “New Arrival”, it
needs to be one stamp wide and two stamps high. Mat it onto a piece of yellow
card stock and add it to your tag. Punch two cardstock circles and two paper
washers. Glue one circle and one washer together. Glue one each side at the top
of your tag lining them up. Punch a hole through the washer and feed some
ribbons through the hole and tie them with a knot. Add a chipboard word to
finish your tag.
Cut a piece of black cardstock to 4 1/8
inches x 6 inches. Cut a yellow mat 3 7/8 inches x 5 ¾ inches. Adhere it to the
black card stock. Add a photo to your mat and place a green frame over the top.
Add a chipboard word to finish your tag.
Cut a blue mat 3 7/8 inches x 5 ¾ inches.
Adhere it to your black card stock tag. Add a photo to your mat and place the
blue frame over the top. Find a left over piece of the print paper you used as
a border around your page. Add it to your tag as shown above. Punch out three
hearts and add them to your tag. Add a chipboard word to finish your tag.
When placing your tags in your pocket,
please be careful of the chipboard words that you don’t “catch” them. Don’t
forget to add your children’s names and ages along with some information.
Wow, thanks Jane! We hope you all had great fun today! We will have more fabulous sneak peeks of Place in Time on tomorrow's blog along with 4 more contest winner announcements! Remember to leave us a blog or Facebook comment today for your chance to win Place in Time before it's available in stores! We hope you all have a delightful day and thank you again for stopping by!
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