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!
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!
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 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!
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!
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
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!
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
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!
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!
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!
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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
Other: Chipboard cone, extra pieces of chipboard for handle and base,
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!
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:
“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!
Instructions for creating your 6th
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
The bottom of your page should look like
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.
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).
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.
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.
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
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.
It is important to get them all the same
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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).
Hold the folded bit that has the tape on
it, down with your hand as you fold the whole page over.
Open it up your page and check that the bridge can stand up.
Now you need to make the second “bridge”. Put
tape on the first ¾ inch scored piece.
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!
Lay the piece flat on your page and put
more tape on the last scored piece (it’s the inch wide bit).
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Following the pencil line, cut diagonally
across the top strip only.
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.
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.
Your finished page should look like the
page above. Now we can start decorating your page.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Now you need to ink your chipboard
Christmas Tree. I used a color box fluid chalk ink pad in Olive Pastel.
I then inked lightly around the edges and
up the middle of my tree with a versa colour – Fresh Green.
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.
I added a little bit of glitter to some of
the leaves, star and flowers. Your finished tree should look like this.
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.
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
Mini Book and Tag Tutorial – Page 6
artwork, images, instructions and design is copyrighted 2012
book and tag for the 6th Page
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
Mini Book – Cover
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Turn the piece over and put tape on the 1
inch scored bit. Put it aside.
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.
You should now be able to fold your flap
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.
Thank you for joining us today for this magical tutorial. If you are creating the book pages along with us we would love to see your work. Please feel free to post any of your Graphic 45 projects on our Facebook page. We love taking a look at each of your inspiring creations. See you back tomorrow for another daily dose of creative genius.