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26 posts from December 2012

December 31, 2012

Graphic 45 Sneak Peeks Day 1: French Country

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Hello G45ers!

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

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

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"Grandeur"

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"Promenade"

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"Rendezvous"

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"Bon Appetit"

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

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45

 

 

December 29, 2012

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

 

 

A Ladies' Diary 8x8 Easel Album

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December 28, 2012

Stunning Ideas & Inspiration From The G45 Ning Gallery!

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Hello G45ers,

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

Graphic 45 Ning:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Your Pals in Paper,

Team Graphic 45


December 27, 2012

Last Minute Holiday Crafts & G45 Featured Store, Violettes!

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Hello G45ers,

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

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

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

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Why Graphic 45?

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

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

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

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Tell us what your customers have to say about products.      

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Supplies:

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

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

Happy Papercrafting!.

Your Friends at Graphic 45
 
 
 

 

December 26, 2012

Fabulous Holiday Book Tutorial By Jane Tregenza: Part 6!

 Hello G45ers,

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

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

Let's dive in! 

Jane Tregenza’s Book Tutorial

6th  Page .- A Christmas Page.

All Images, text and Art work is Copyrighted.

 

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

 

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Instructions for creating your 6th  page.

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

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


Graphic 45 Print Papers from The Nutcracker Sweet collection

2 ½ x Nutcracker Sweet

1 ½ x Enchanted Journey

1x Christmas March

2x Endearing Sentiments

1 ½ x Holiday Magic

6x Black Cardstock

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

Tim Holtz Distress ink – Vintage photo

Imaginarium Designs Sponging block or Tim Holtz ink applicator

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

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

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Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L 12x12 Adhesive sheets

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

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

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

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

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

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The bottom of your page should look like this.

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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It is important to get them all the same width.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mini Book and Tag Tutorial – Page 6

By Jane Tregenza

All artwork, images, instructions and design is copyrighted 2012

 

Mini book and tag for the 6th Page

 

Instructions for creating the Mini Book.

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

 

Mini Book – Cover

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

 

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

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Inside

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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You should now be able to fold your flap over.

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

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

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

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

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Happy Holidays!

Team Graphic 45