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April 07, 2017

2 Tutorials: DIY iPad Case & Notepad

Scrapbook Stamp Expo Anaheim CA Graphic 45

 

Hello G45ers!

Join us here in celebrating creativity in bloom, where "life is the flower for which love is the honey" and "bee yourself" are our mantras.  In this post, Kathy Clement shares a tutorial on how to upcycle your Graphic 45 Staples packaging into a fabulous notepad, with fun interactive elements.  Additionally, you will find a stunning iPad case video tutorial by Magda Cortez. Magda shows us that we can carry our technology in style and teaches us how to do so.  Finally, we end with this week's blog contest winner!  Fire up your Pinterest boards and get ready for some inspiration.  

 


Scrapbook Stamp Expo Anaheim CA Graphic 45

 

If you're in the Anaheim, California area be sure to stop by the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo April 6th - 8th and say hello to Diane, Aimee, and Jeff of the Graphic 45 family.  We are selling our full catalog and hosting Make-n-Takes all weekend!  For our full 2017 calendar, check out our Facebook Events page

 

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Make everyday tasks like taking notes just that much brighter by creating this Nature Sketchbook notepad or make a few of these to give as gifts.  Kathy also shares four pro-tips that can be used on different types of projects time and time again.  Let's get started.  

 

Botanical Butterfly Notepad Tutorial    Nature Sketchbook  by Kathy Clement  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 8

 

"We all love Graphic 45 Metal Staples, don’t we?  Even the packaging is gorgeous!  Those sturdy chipboard tags with the graceful shaped edges and vintage style grommets are too pretty to toss in the recycle bin!  Why not upcycle them into a stylish and practical notepad instead?  

That’s exactly what I did and I love the fact that not only is this Nature Sketchbook Beautiful Botanical notepad attractive, it is also sturdy.  I can find my notepad on my desk because of the bright colors that Nature Sketchbook lends.  As an added bonus, the design means that the notepad can be refilled with a new sticky note pad once the current one is used up.  

With Mother’s Day coming up, this simple project would make a wonderful gift for Mom!  Make several to keep on hand for last minute birthday gifts, get well gifts, hostess gifts or any other special occasion." ~Kathy Clement

 

Check out How to Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook Upcycled Tag Notepad by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.  

Notebook Snapguide Step by Step Tutorial

 

Botanical Butterfly Notepad Tutorial    Nature Sketchbook  by Kathy Clement  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 8

Tips:

  1. Don’t worry about torn edges on your packaging.  Just paint the edges with black chalk paint to cover them, and you’re good to go!
  2. Run ribbon through the grommet and tie into a bow for a clever and attractive closure.
  3. Create a hinge for your ATC Policy Envelope before gluing it down.  Now you can decorate the front and also tuck little notes or receipts inside the envelope.
  4. Shape and layer Nature Sketchbook die cut flowers to create a custom embellishment for your notepad.

 

Botanical Butterfly Notepad Tutorial    Nature Sketchbook  by Kathy Clement  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 8

 

Layer Nature Sketchbook Die-cut Flowers to add dimension to your projects. 

 

Botanical Butterfly Notepad Tutorial    Nature Sketchbook  by Kathy Clement  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 8

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Policy Envelopes are a great addition to mini albums, planners and notebooks for added storage.  Our Staples Policy envelope come in two colors and four sizes.  



Botanical Butterfly Notepad Tutorial    Nature Sketchbook  by Kathy Clement  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 8

  

Botanical Butterfly Notepad Tutorial    Nature Sketchbook  by Kathy Clement  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 8

Botanical Butterfly Notepad Tutorial    Nature Sketchbook  by Kathy Clement  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 8

 

Graphic 45 Supplies:

Other Supplies:

  • Black Satin Ribbon, Burlap String
  • Black Chalk Paint
  • Buttons
  • Scor-Tape, Glue, Hot Glue Gun



Now pull out your DIY Craft Paper Rolls, chipboard sheets, and adhesive and create your own gorgeous iPad case along with Magda.  Not only does is it beautiful it is functional as well.

DIY iPad Case Tutorial- Olde Curiosity Shoppe - By Magda Cortez- Product by Graphic 45- Photo 03 of 09 - With a Tutorial

 

"Hi All..  Today I’m going to show you my new iPad Case!!! I got my new iPad a few weeks ago and I was thinking mmm.. I need a unique case for my iPad and then I come up with the idea… if I love G45 why I can’t do an iPad Case by myself!! And I really love the result.. the DIY Craft paper is perfect because you don’t need to worry about the size of you project and it come with 2 sheets of paper! One to use and one to keep! Hahahaa …if you are a G45 lover as I am you should try to do this too!! Also you can do it for your tablet or your phone! Just change the dimensions it is so easy!

I did a video tutorial I hope you like it!

XOXO" ~ Magda Cortez

 

YouTube iPad Case Tutorial 

 

DIY iPad Case Tutorial- Olde Curiosity Shoppe - By Magda Cortez- Product by Graphic 45- Photo 03 of 09 - With a Tutorial

 

 Two pockets leave a lot of space for photos, notes, and to-do lists.  

 

DIY iPad Case Tutorial- Olde Curiosity Shoppe - By Magda Cortez- Product by Graphic 45- Photo 03 of 09 - With a Tutorial

 

DIY iPad Case Tutorial- Olde Curiosity Shoppe - By Magda Cortez- Product by Graphic 45- Photo 03 of 09 - With a Tutorial

 

 We love the world where pigs fly and iPad cases can be as beautiful as your imagination.


DIY iPad Case Tutorial- Olde Curiosity Shoppe - By Magda Cortez- Product by Graphic 45- Photo 03 of 09 - With a Tutorial

Tip:
One of my favorites techniques is the use of the Mod Podge to make more durable projects. I love the matte finish because it doesn't change the color or texture of your paper!

 

 

DIY iPad Case Tutorial- Olde Curiosity Shoppe - By Magda Cortez- Product by Graphic 45- Photo 03 of 09 - With a Tutorial

 

Graphic 45 Supplies:

Other Supplies: 

  • Black Cardstock
  • Medium Weight Chipboard
  • Elastic Cord Black
  • Ruffle Elastic Black
  • Black Button
  • Mod Podge

 

Feeling fueled up with inspiration?  To keep the fun going we would like to announce this week's blog winner! Our randomly chosen winner is...

-‎Debbie Williams‎: "This is all so beautiful! I would have so much fun crafting with this😀. Thank you for the opportunity at such a lovely giveaway."

Congratulations, Debbie! Please email info@g45papers.com to claim your Off to the Races prize! Thanks to everyone who took part this week!

 

Off to the races graphic 45 prize package $40

 

Big thanks to Kathy, Magda, and you of course for joining us.  Now go pull out your G45 stash and get busy having fun.  What will you create next?  As always, join us Monday through Friday for your daily dose, and remember to enjoy all of the honey in life and "bee yourself"!  

 

Happy Papercrafting! 

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Comments

Awesome ideas!!

Wow! I have to attempt to make these two projects. Love them!! I'll see the G45 team in Orlando in May!!

Fabulous project/gift ideas - thank you so much, these are great!

I absolutely love these 2 projects,great idea.

All of these ar. Beautiful! Especially the iPad cover! Definitely need one of them! TFS!

What useful these projects are - will look at the tutorials later for help !! Thank you.

Wish I was in Anaheim!

Love these projects. Great idea for the iPad cover.

What a great idea. Thanks for the tutorial

Love these projects!

I just saw Kathy's notepad holder on her blog and the details are amazing! Well done! And clever to make an I-pad cover using these papers!

Awesome upcycled projects!

Love the iPad case! What a fantastic project!!! Thank you for sharing the how to video 😍

Really like this iPad case.. and you can personalize it with the fav Graphic 45 papers! Definitely trying this one !

Practical projects! Love!

Beautiful projects

wow the ipad case is unreal!!!

Two really pretty projects today with my favorite papers!

What awesome projects! Thanks for the tips, too. :)

Must be heaven for your design team to work with such amazing products. I'm never without your cardstock....I'm lucky that the one local stamp store we have here carries your products....

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