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May 24, 2014

Get Ready for Father's Day with Graphic 45!

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We have a special Saturday blog to get our crafters ready for Father's Day! Been wracking your brain for some great handmade gifts? We have four fantastic ideas on the blog today to really wow Dad. Denise Hahn shares an altered art project that dad can treasure all year long. Arlene Cuevas and Annette Green share two cards (one has a tutorial!) great for any guy in your life. Then, we end the blog with a fantastic tag mini and altered Book Box complete with a Snapguide tutorial! What a great way to start a Saturday!

Let's kick off this special blog post with Denise Hahn's Good ol' Sport Pencil Holder. She provides some great tips and tricks for this project in her description below.

"One of the hardest things to do is a masculine craft! No bling, no flowers, no lace? Taking it down a notch and showing restraint comes in handy- but so does Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport Collection! There are such great images that still give that vintage look we like, but also stay very masculine. I created a fun fathers day project made from toilet paper rolls that any Dad would love to have on his desk. I didn’t do a tutorial but here are some tips for creating your own Good Ol’ Sport Pencil Holder. Start with a sturdy base- an old tile or piece of wood would be great. I used foam board but it was a little light and might tip over if filled, so I added a vintage faucet handle to give it some weight. Cut two of the three tubes down smaller. When you cover them go a half inch extra of paper at the bottom, snip and fold in- then you will have a base to hot glue the tubes down. A Xyron Create A Sticker is the perfect adhesive for this project, you need something super strong. I coated the tubes and base with glossy Mod Podge for a great finished look. Finish off with little trinkets, I think golf tees would be awesome, or maybe a letter of your Dad’s initials. These could easily be changed up for any of the Graphic 45 Collections! Have fun and happy 'man crafting'!" -Denise

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Denise uses small details to really make this a dapper project. Love the "D" and the old ticket piece. Just play around with found objects to really take your gift to the next level. You can even add trinkets that remind you of your dad!


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Supplies:

Good Ol’ Sport 8x8 Paper Pad
Good Ol’ Sport Chipboard Tags #1
Good Ol’ Sport Alpha Stickers
Good Ol’ Sport Stickers
Xyron Create A Sticker Max
Mod Podge Glossy
Bazzill Basics Dashed Brown Ribbon
Foam Board
Vintage faucet handle, bottle and Game Piece
Paper Clip- Smash Book
Hot Glue

Next, we have a dynamic Good ol' Sport Father's Day card from Arlene. She shows you how to trade those normal floral embellishments for details perfect for the men in our lives.

“Father’s day is the perfect time to show those special men in your life how much you love them -- create a handmade card from the heart! I created this card using Graphic 45’s awesome new Good Ol’ Sport paper collection. It’s perfect for your masculine and sport themed projects. I definitely stay away from flowers when creating masculine projects, LOL! But try some metal Staples for the perfect vintage touch to your project!” ~Arlene

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Product list:

 Good Ol’ Sport 8x8 paper pad
Good Ol’ Sport “Touchdown” 12x12
Good Ol’ Sport 6x6 Patterns & Solids paper pad
Good Ol’ Sport stickers
Good Ol’ Sport Chipboard 1
Good ol' Sport Chipboard 2
Place in Time - Sentiments (“Happy Father’s Day”)
Staples: Metal Keyhole, Metal Key
Recollections black bling
Ranger Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
Xyron Megarunner
Glossy Accents

We love this card from Annette! It really is a standout card with a rich color palette and a great Snapguide tutorial. Try it today!

"In my Snapguide, I share how to piece together various stamped elements to create a colorful, finished image. Using alcohol markers to color in archival ink images is best since the marker won’t bleed. A final touch of gray ink serves as a great shadow effect which really makes the images pop." ~Annette

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Check out How to Create a Father's Day Card With Pieced Stamping by Annette Green on Snapguide.  

Annette's Good ol' Sport Father's Day Card Snapguide Tutorial


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Supplies


Graphic 45:

8” x 8” Good Ol’ Sport papers

Good Ol’ Sport Chipboard 2

Good Ol’ Sport 6 x 6 Patterns and Solids (black stripe)

Other:
Good Ol’ Sport Cling Stamp 1 by Hampton Art
Core-dinations Signature Series card stock for Graphic 45
Ribbon
Archival ink pads
Black Soot Distress Ink and blending tool for inking edges
Alcohol markers
Tiny Typewriter alphabet stamp
Foam tape and adhesive

The project below is a gift your dads will treasure for years. Arlene also provides a tag mini in an altered box. This is one stylish project that will truly wow this Father's Day.

“What better way to commemorate memories of Dad by creating a keepsake for him this Father’s Day. Each year we make a big deal about Father’s Day in my family and we take tons of pictures. I created this altered Book Box and Tag Album as a keepsake for the photos we will be taking this year. The Tag Album has plenty of space for 2 ½ x 3 ½’ sized photos (wallet size) and tags for journaling. I created a video to walk you though the box and album in detail, but be sure to check out my Snap Guide tutorial that shows you how to alter one of the Graphic 45 Book Boxes and how to cover your Tags with gorgeous Graphic 45 papers.” ~Arlene Cuevas

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Check out How to Create an Altered Book Box With Tag Album by Arlene Butterflykisses on Snapguide.  

Arlene's Good ol' Sport Tag Mini and Altered Box Snapguide Tutorial

 

Arlene's Youtube Walkthrough


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Arlene's Tag mini is the perfect touch to store those precious photos and great memories! Perfect to commemorate those special times.


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Product List:

Good Ol’ Sport 12x12 paper pad
Good Ol’ Sport 8x8 paper pad
Good Ol’ Sport 6x6 Patterns & Solids paper pad
Good Ol’ Sport Chipboard
Good Ol’ Sport Tags & Pockets
Good Ol’ Sport Banners
Good Ol’ Sport Stickers
Staples: Regular Tag Album, Ornate Metal Doorplate and Doorknob, Ornate Metal Key, Ornate Metal Keyhole, Metal Button, Washi Tape
Coordinations Graphic 45 Signature Series card stock
Michael’s mini frame
Black Acrylic paint
Gesso
Paint brush
Paint dish
ScorTape
Glossy Accents
E6000

We think this will kickstart your weekend with some great gift ideas! Is there one you want to try this Father's Day? Tell us which one in the comments below. We cannot wait to see what handmade treasures you create!

Happy papercrafting,

Graphic 45

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Comments

Awesome and inspiring projects!

Got the paper-really have to build up a stash of Staples HS football coach son moving to a new state and school-think he would love some new decor for his office. Be doing my best to use all of this fantastic inspiration.

Love this, but it's too cute to giveaway, so I might have to keep it. That's the problem with all these fabulous projects.

I love it.. What great gifts to make for your Dad.

Love it! Thx for the Sat tut, a great way to start a crafting weekend!

Amazingly creative projects!! Very inspiring. I am book marking this to come back later and make a card with this Good Ol' Sport collection!! Happy Saturday everyone and have a safe and blessed Memorial weekend. A Huge Thank You to all our Servicemen!! We appreciate you and honor you. God Bless America!

Wow! I love that box and tag album!! Great tutorial!! Thanks so much!

Love all of this.

Great ideas for Father's Day! LOVE them all!!

Clever ideas.!!!

Great ideas! Love the pencil holder-so many possibilities to personalize. Great tip on leaving enough for flaps at the bottom to attach. The colors on Annette's card are such a great masculine combo. Thanks everyone.

Such great projects.

Very cool!

Thanks for posting all these wonderful guy projects...terrific inspirations for honoring our fathers! So glad that G45 makes paper collections for all of us!

The masculine projects are just in time for my son's birthday. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas.

Such great projects! Thanks for the tutorials.

I love Arlene's book box and tag!! TFS!

Super projects! I especially liked the cards.

Very cool projects = I really loved the addition of the brown dash ribbon. It is so pretty, yet keeps it very masculine. Well done.

WOW, such great Father's Day cards and project! Love the Book Box album/tag mini! The possibilities are truly endless with Graphic 45!!

Such terrific masculine projects done by all - keep the groovy ideas coming,please, G45 design team!!!!!

Beautiful projects. The father's day project was perfect.

I absolutely fell in love with her Typography Desk Organizer the first time I saw it - and I still love it! She has such wonderful other projects, too! I would like one of each, please.

Love, love love Graphic 45 and these tutorials are so much fun and totally beautiful! Can't wait to go to my local scrapbook store (Paper Anthology in Kenvil, NJ) to get MORE Graphic 45 papers!
Thanks for all the inspirational ideas!

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