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20 posts from September 2012

September 28, 2012

Sing, Sing, Sing With Graphic 45 Ning Highlights & Inspiration!

Bird Song Altered Art

Hello G45ers,

We want to welcome you all to another splendid day here at the Graphic 45 blog! It's Friday and we are so excited to help get you inspired for some weekend crafting! The Graphic 45 office is buzzing with excitement as shops gear up to order Place in Time. Our phones have been ringing off the hook! We are so eager to see the magnificent crafts you'll all create with this gorgeous new collection! We thought it would be fun to share some great behind the scenes photos of Place in Time. Plus we've got gorgeous craft highlights from our Ning site to share with you! That's right, we're taking today to thank all of you magnificent crafters for the fabulous Graphic 45 creations that have been posted to our Ning gallery. Today you'll see stunning crafts from artists just like you! It's going to be a fantastic Friday here at Graphic 45! So lets begin with some of our adventures from the print shop! Here Diane and Aimee check out the beautiful new papers from Place in Time at the printers. We have to make sure those vibrant colors and images look sharp and beautiful! We love to visit the print shop and see the magnificent papers being made! 

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Here we have Place in Time hot off the press!

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Here is Diane Schultz at the printer's with the incredible printing team, Donna and Dave.

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Bristen, Diane and Jenay pose for a photo while setting up at Scrapbook Expo USA.

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And now it's time for our fabulous Ning gallery highlights! Ning is a a wonderful place to share your Graphic 45 creations with an amazing crafting community. We see so many gorgeous projects everyday and we just wanted to take a moment to give a warmhearted Graphic 45 shout-out to all of you marvelous crafters. We encourage all of you to share your Graphic 45 projects with us at any time. We'd love to see what you are creating with Graphic 45!

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First up is this amazing Curtain Call Card by Cheryl Carrock. This card really captures the elegance of vintage Hollywood, which was the inspiration behind our gorgeous Curtain Call collection! Here is what Cheryl had to say about this fabulous creation!

"I made this card for a male relative who loves to watch films. I thought it was quite appropriate for him. I added an acetate outer layer with tags on and some Tim Holtz film strip and I was pleased with the way it turned out. I just love all Graphic 45 papers" -Cheryl Carrock

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Next up is this stunning Happy Haunting mini album by Elizabeth Parsons. This mini is simply delightful. Elizabeth did a great job on layering and distressing the Happy Haunting papers in this mini. She also added some handmade flowers and other beautiful embellishments to create an elegant Halloween treasure! It's pure enchantment! 

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This is a lovely all-occasions card by Lyn Bernatovich. Lyn used A Ladies Diary for this sweet card. Paper layering and pretty paper distressing give gorgeous texture and depth to this cheerful card. Plus you've got to love those simple and sweet ribbon and flower embellishments! Let this card inspire you to create a happy card for someone you love! 

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Next we have some incredible Bird Song altered art by Martica Gonzalez. There's a magnificent altered dresser and altered frame that are absolutely beautiful! Check out the fine details on the Bird Song altered dresser! Even the inside of the drawers are lined with our pretty Cherry Blossom paper! Here is what Martica had to say about this remarkable creation!

"This is a a little dresser made of wood that I painted and mod podged Graphic 45 Bird Song paper inside and out. The mirror is a hand mirror made of wood also that I cut of the handle and also painted and (mp) the paper on the edges. I cut an image and made a chipboard frame and used the tiny bottles from tim holtz and filled it with beads, glitter and flowers to give it color. The frame is painted and I mod podged it with same paper collection to match the dresser. I layered sections if you look closely." -Martica Gonzalez

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Bird Song Altered Art

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Bird Song Altered Art

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And last but certainly not least we have this fantastic Olde Curiosity Shoppe layout by Sarah-R. This LO has such incredible depth and texture. Once again you can see how perfectly paper distressing works to amplify the vintage look of any Graphic 45 creation. Stunning embellishments cascade across this LO with exquisite beauty. Love is definitely abundant in this super sweet LO! 

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That's all for today, G45ers. We will be back with more craft inspiration and another fabulous blog contest on Monday. We want to thank you all so much for joining us. Huge thanks to today's featured crafters and our wonderful community on Ning. We hope that more of you will share your Graphic 45 crafts on Ning. We'd love to see your talents! We wish you a beautiful day and a fun-filled weekend!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45

September 27, 2012

A New Spin on Olde Curiosity Shoppe Altered Art & Cards

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Hello G45ers,

It's a beautiful Thursday and we want to welcome you all to today's fun-filled blog! We have so much joy and inspiration to share with all of you! We want to start by thanking you all so much for your amazing feedback during our sneak peek of Place in Time! Wow, we simply cannot wait for you all to get your hands on this fabulous new calendar collection! It was such a joy to get to share this very special collection with all of you. Place in Time will begin appearing in stores in late October, just in time for the holidays! We've got 4 more winners to announce from yesterday's Win It Before You Can Buy It contest. We also have a special blog event happening today as we join forces with Creating Keepsakes. Tara Orr has created a special craft creation just for today's event! Plus we are offering a prize giveaway through Creating Keepsakes' blog! Also today we've got two gorgeous Olde Curiosity Shoppe crafts from Denise Hahn and Jane Tregenza. There's even fabulous tips and a fun tutorial for you to enjoy. Today is packed full of goodness! Let the good times roll!

First we'd like to announce our 4 randomly chosen winners from yesterday's Win It Before You Can Buy It contest! All of this week's winners will receive a  Place in Time 12x12 paper pad, both sets of coordinating chipboard die-cuts and stickers!

And the winners are...

From the blog:

-Dorina D: "Ooooooo! I definitely need to find "A Place in Time". Time to play with this wonderful collection, The stickers and chipboard add so much to this fabulous collection. Can't wait to save "My " Place in Time with these wonderful pages."

-Janice Rose: "I get more and more excited each day after viewing the sneak peeks. Just can't wait to start a calendar with this new line. I just love it!"

From Facebook:

- Marianna Hancin: "Place in Time is exactly what I've been waiting for. My calendars always come from G45, but a special calendar line is superb." 

- Pamela Upchurch: "I am so excited about this line!! Those stickers and chipboards are simply gorgeous. Each one is a work of art!!" 

Congratulations! Will our winners please email us with your shipping information at [email protected] to claim your prizes!

And now it's craft time! Today on the Creating Keepsakes blog Tara Orr has a stunning Steampunk 12x12 layout! Be sure to hop on over to the Creating Keepsakes blog to see Tara's amazing LO! Tara will also be sharing some wonderful tips for creating gorgeous LOs. You can also leave a comment while you're there for your chance to win this amazing Graphic 45 prize pack that includes an Olde Curiosity Shoppe and Steampunk Debutante 12x12 paper pad, Ornate Metal Door Plate and Knob Staples, Ornate Metal Keys and Ornate Metal Key Holes! Wow! So hop on over to the Creating Keepsakes blog for fabulous inspiration and prizes!

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Here is the sneak peek image of Tara's amazing layout being featured today on the Creating Keepsakes blog. It is so gorgeous! Get inspired and be sure to leave a comment while you're there for your chance to win!

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Next we have some splendid Olde Curiosity Shoppe creations to share with you. Today's crafts have a theme of friendship and happiness. Here is a fantastic piece of altered art by Denise Hahn. This is such a terrific piece of art. It can be used to display happy photos or sweet sentiments. It's a super unique way to use Olde Curiosity Shoppe in altered art! Here is what Denise had to say about the inspiration behind this marvelous craft!

"This project was created at a girlfriends get together. Every month one of us hosts a crafting day at our home, sometimes we bring our own projects and sometimes the hostess provides a project for us. Now this project involved moustraps and when we were instructed to bring our own paper- what could possibly go with mousetraps?? Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe of course! And the paper did not disappoint! I love how this came out and added some pictures of my crafty girlfriends too!" -Denise Hahn

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Supplies:

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Bazaar of Wonders #4500435

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Exquisite Motif  #4500427

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Optical Oddities #4500430

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Parlor Wall #4500429

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Chipboard Tags #1-2

Graphic 45 Staples Metal Butterflies

Close to My Heart Metal Numbers

Clearsnap- Inks Blackbird and Turquoise

May Arts Ribbon

Tim Holtz Ornate Plates

Want2Scrap Bling (dyed with Clearsnap ink)

Vintage- computer alert light glass, mercury bead

Mouse Traps .99 Cent Store

Paint- Martha Stewart Crafts- Pool

Next we have this wonderful all-occasions card and tutorial by Jane Tregenza. This is such a lovely card that can be created for a friend or loved one any time of the year. Why not brighten someone's day with a colorful and positive card like this one! Follow Jane's instructions to create one of your own. Take it away, Jane!

"I am not really a card maker, I love layouts and books the best, but there is always bits left over from my projects. The card was designed to use up left over strips that I had saved from some of my Olde Curiosity Shoppe papers." -Jane Tregenza

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Supplies:

G4500047 Exquisite Motif x 2

G4500429 Palor Wall

G4500434 Genuine Article

G4500424 Old Curiosity Shoppe

 Imaginarium Designs IDP0036 Wishing you Happiness

1/3 sheet black cardstock

Instructions:

Cut cardstock to 4 inches x 12 inches. Score it at 5 inches, and at 10 ¼ inches. This will give you a flap about 1 ¾ wide, cut the corners off to make a tag.

From your Exquisite Motif scraps cut the following pieces

  1. 3 ½ inches x 3 ¾ inches
  2. 1 inch x 3 7/8 inches
  3. 2 x 4 ½ inches
  4. 2 inches x 5 inches
  5. 1 inch x 3 ½ inches you need two of this size.

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From your Genuine Article cut the flowing pieces

6      2 ¼ inches x 4 ¾ inches

7      2 ¼ inches x 4 7/8 inches, cut two of this size.

8      1 5/8 inches x 4 inches.

9      From your leftover Old Curiosity Shoppe scraps cut a piece one diamond high and 5 diamonds long.

For the cover you need pieces 6, 1,2, 9

For the inside you need pieces 3, 4,5, 7,

For the flap you need piece 8.

Cut a couple of butterflies as well. Ink your title black, ink around the edges of all your papers and use the photos as a guide to placing all the bits and pieces.

Well there you have it, G45ers. It's been another fabulous day here on the Graphic 45 blog! Thank you all so much for stopping by today! Big thanks to Tara Orr, Denise Hahn and Jane Tregenza for their splendid work today. We had so much fun getting to share today's crafts with you! We hope you'll swing by our blog tomorrow for more fantastic craft inspiration and fun. We wish you all a very happy day!

With Love and Pretty Paper,

Your Friends at Graphic 45

September 26, 2012

Sneak Peek Day 3: Place in Time—A Calendar Line!

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Hello G45ers,

We want to welcome you all to another wonderful day of sneak peeks, prizes and crafts here at Graphic 45! We are so excited to bring you today's stunning sneak peek images from our new calendar collection Place in Time! We also have 4 new winners to announce for the Win It Before You Can Buy It contest! And as if that weren't enough, we've got 2 gorgeous craft creations from our design team that are sure to inspire you! Clare Charvill and Nicole Eccles have created some delightful altered boxes that are out of this world! There's even fun tips to help you create one of your very own! Today is all about fun and creativity so lets get the party started! 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 a  Place in Time 12x12 paper pad, both sets of coordinating chipboard die-cuts and stickers!

And the winners are...

From the blog:

- OlesyaK: "Wow I love this collection! it's soo elegant!"

- MsScrapmess: "Wow, after yesterday's sneak peek I was afraid I might have to high expectations on today's - but no! And as my entire family is born from sept-dec, these month are especially close to my heart. You'll never be disappointed with G45:) Hats off to all you!"

From Facebook:

- Sarah Russell-Clark: "I can't wait to put a calendar together with these beautiful papers, so much inspiration! Thank you for creating these wonderful designs for us to use!"

- Chelsey Vorosmarty: "What an amazing idea! I love this collection, now to come up with some cool ways to use it for classes!"

Congratulations! Will our winners please email us with your shipping information at [email protected] to claim your prize. Prize packs will be sent out in early to mid October.

Remember G45ers, today is the last day to leave us a blog or Facebook comment for your chance to win Place in Time before it arrives in stores. We will be choosing 4 more winners from today's comments and announcing them on tomorrow's blog! Leave your comments today for your chance to win this fantastic new collection! And now it's time for more sneak peeks! Behold the gorgeous sticker sets and chipboard die-cuts for Place in Time. Just imagine the gorgeous treasures you'll create with this splendid new collection!

Place in Time Stickers:

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Place in Time Alphabet Stickers

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Place in Time Chipboard Die-Cuts 1

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Place in Time Chipboard Die-Cuts 2

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Wasn't that great, G45ers?! We are so excited to see the wonderful creations you'll make with Place in Time! Next up we've got two stunning craft creations that feature our Small Matchbook Box and 5x8 Altered Art Boxes. Clare Charvill and Nicole Eccles have created two very different but very beautiful works of art. First up is Clare's stunning Bird Song altered box and tiny mini album. This was created using our new Small Matchbook Box. It is such a sweet and inspiring project. Clare even provides some fabulous tips for creating one of your own! Take it away, Clare! 

It was a lot of fun to work with the new teeny weeny match box Graphic 45 introduced to their staples collection.  As I'm totally in love with the Bird Song paper collection I combined the two and came up with the project below. First I painted the box black and then used mega flakes and a blossom stamp to stamp the oriental looking pattern around the box.  I wanted to make a feature of the opening on the front of the matchbox which I did using a piece of chipboard  painted black and one of the stickers from the collection.  I edged both in dark red art glitter.  Then I lacquered both parts of the box and added an antique metal door pull to each end to open the box with. 
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Then I made a teeny weeny album to fit inside the matchbox, and using the 8 x 8 paper pad, chipboard pieces and stickers and a few extras decorated the pages and added the tags. 
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The closure for the album  is a piece of staples ribbon that runs through two holes on the front cover and one on the back, and fastens with a magnet hidden behind the ribbon on the front cover and between the stickers on the ribbon from the back of the album. To finish I added an A from the alphabet sticker sheet, highlighted it with glossy accents, mounted it on black card and attached it to the cover of the album with foam tape.  I hope you have lots of fun making your own a matchbox mini.

Supplies:

Graphic 45 
Additional Supplies 
Black Acrylic Paint 
Royal Coat Decoupage Satin Finish
Uhu Glu, Tacky Glue, foam tape, glossy accents and double sided tape 
300gsm black card - for album 
Marianne Design Creatables tags die LR0154 
Sizzix file folder die - small  
Magnets
embroidery thread - red 
May Arts ribbon 
Indigoblu flitter glu and Mega Flakes - Charriot of Fire 
Clarity Stamp - Cherry Blossom/Plum Branch

Next we have this spooktacular creation by Nicole Eccles that is absolutely perfect for Halloween! This is Halloween home decor at its finest! Using The Graphic 45 5x8 Altered Art Box, Happy Haunting paper and a few fun objects, Nicole created a truly delightful treasure! Here she gives some fun and easy tips on how she created this fabulous project! 

"This projects is very simple to make using Graphic 45’s 5x8 Altered art box and a few found objects!!  To get the box to look like a book, just remove the top flap with the windows. Cover the whole thing with G45/Core’dinations core paper and distress using sandpaper and inks.  Paint the sides cream, and use a ruler and fine tip sharpie to create the look of pages on the sides of the box. The whole thing was glued shut, and a drawer was placed in the back to hide your secret candy stash! All the objects used for decorating the top can be found at your local craft store.  The skull is chipboard and was covered with dictionary papers before using.  The crow is made of feathers and can be found in most flower arrangement sections of your craft store.  The frame was a little ornament, and the gem was found in the candle scaping department." -Nicole Eccles

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Supplies:
Graphic 45 Papers:
Happy Haunting: Midnight Magic, Happy Haunting
Olde Curiosity Shoppe: Apothecary, Olde Curiosity Shoppe
G45 Staples: 8x5 Altered Art Box, Ornate Metal Label holder, Ornate Metal Keys
Core’dinations/ G45: Signature Series Core Cardstock
Colorbox : Triumphant Red
Ranger: Platinum Stickles, Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
7 gypsies: Industrial Gears
 
Other: paint, dictionary paper, paper mache skull, doily, glass bottles, feathered crow, crepe paper, tinsel, sharpie marker, craft knife, jewelry chain
stamped metal cross, sand paper, mod podge, hot glue, E6000

We hope you all had a great time on today's blog! We sure enjoyed getting to share today's sneak peeks and design team projects with you! Big thanks to Clare Charvill and Nicole Eccles for their amazing work! We can't wait to read all of your blog and Facebook comments today, G45ers! Please join us tomorrow as we announce 4 more winners of the Place in Time Win It Before You Can Buy It contest! Plus we'll have more ultra gorgeous crafts to inspire your day! We hope you all have a beautiful Wednesday!

Your Pals in Paper,

Team Graphic 45
 

September 25, 2012

Sneak Peek Day 2: Place in Time—A Calendar Line!

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Hello G45ers,

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"

From Facebook:

- 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 protected] 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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July Foundation

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July Cut Apart

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August Foundation

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September Foundation

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October Foundation

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October Cut Apart

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November Foundation

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November Cut Apart

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December Foundation

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December Cut Apart

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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.

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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.

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Completely fill in the one inch seam with strong tape.

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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 will shut.

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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 the same.

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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.

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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

By Jane Tregenza

All 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.

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Please 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.

Please 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 [email protected]

Materials List

Little Darlings Collection

2x Lullaby                               1x Little Treasures          1 x Baby Borders

1 x New Arrival                       1/2 x Rock-A-Bye           1/2x Cherished

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 Swirl corners.

White  Brads and assorted Ribbons

Color Box Fluid Chalk-chestnut roan,                3L 12x12 Adhesive sheets     Wet Glue       

 

The instructions for creating your 3rd page:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

Fold the whole page over and run your hand firmly along the fold to set the crease.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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!

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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 the sides.  

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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.

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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.

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Your corners should look like this.

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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.

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Your page should now look like this. All the borders on and corners gluded on as well.

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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.

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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.

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To finish your page add four chipboard corners.

Now we are done, and now we can start the Tags.

 

Tags Tutorial - Page 3

By Jane Tregenza

All artwork, images, instructions and design are copyrighted 2012

Download Graphic 45 JT Page 3 Tags Tutorial with photos

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.

 

1st Tag

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Front side

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.

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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.

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Back Side

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

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 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 corners.

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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.

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 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.

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Back Side

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.

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Tag 3

Front Side

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.

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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.

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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.

Back side

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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.

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Tag 4

Front side

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.

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Back side

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.

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Tag 5

Front side

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.

Back side

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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September 24, 2012

Sneak Peek Day 1: Place in Time—A Calendar Line!

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Welcome everyone to a very special day here at Graphic 45! We are thrilled that you've stopped by our blog today because we have big announcement to make! We're sure you're all wondering what the big news is. We wont keep you in suspence for one more moment! Today is the world premier of our brand new calander collection Place in Time! This week we will be unveiling sneak peeks of this dazzling new collection. You'll even get the chance to win it before you can buy it! We're giving away 4 prize packs every day during our 3 days of sneak peeks. That's 12 prizes total! All you need to do to enter to win Place In Time is leave us a blog of Facebook comment during this week's sneak peeks. We will be choosing 4 random winners from today's comments and annoucning them on tomorrow's blog. Winners will recieve a Place in Time 12x12 paper pad, both coordinating chipboard die-cuts and stickers. That's a $40 value of brand new Graphic 45 goodies! So be sure to leave us your comments for your chance to win! But enough talk, it's time for the big premier! 

Graphic 45 takes you on a splendid journey through the pages of time with a stunning new deluxe calendar collection! Introducing Place in Time, an exquisite new collection that celebrates the most precious moments in life! This magnificent collection was specially designed for personalized calendars, layouts, cards and more! Each month of the year has its own unique vintage-inspired designs to perfectly accompany its season and corresponding holidays. Place in Time also includes simple and elegant calendar pages for each month of the year that are perfect for creating personalized calendars or foundation pages for layouts. Every enchanting page radiates with the bold and vibrant Graphic 45 signature color pallet, along with soft and fresh pastels to encapsulate a full spectrum of rich color. This incredible deluxe collection includes 26 beautiful double-sided papers, 12x12 and 8x8 paper pads, coordinating chipboard die-cuts and sticker sets. Immortalize your cherished memories for the ages with Place in Time, only from Graphic 45!

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