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Nov 18, 2014 5:00:00 AM

The Core'dinations and Graphic 45 Blog Hop: Day Two!

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It's Day 2 of the Core'dinations blog hop! Are you having fun hopping along? We are finding so many great ideas from these designers. What a fun time! Make sure to check out our giveaway below and take part. We are giving away some amazing goodies! Today, we have three projects on our blog you will love. Make sure to hop on over to Core'dinations blog - the link is at the bottom of this post. Have fun!

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Solange amazed us with this amazing altered Mixed Media Box and mini album. She so beautifully used Twelve Days of Christmas!

"Core’dinations Cardstocks are perfect to use with something Graphic 45 collections and they fabulous to make mini albums. I used them to make an accordion album of Christmas."~Solange

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Graphic 45- Core dinations Cardstock- 12 days of Christmas Collection-mini album (2)(2)


Graphic 45- Core dinations Cardstock- 12 days of Christmas Collection-mini album (2)(2)


Graphic 45- Core dinations Cardstock- 12 days of Christmas Collection-mini album (2)(2)


Graphic 45- Core dinations Cardstock- 12 days of Christmas Collection-mini album (2)(2)


Graphic 45- Core dinations Cardstock- 12 days of Christmas Collection-mini album (2)(2)


Graphic 45- Core dinations Cardstock- 12 days of Christmas Collection-mini album (2)(2)


Graphic 45- Core dinations Cardstock- 12 days of Christmas Collection-mini album (2)(2)


Graphic 45- Core dinations Cardstock- 12 days of Christmas Collection-mini album (2)(2)


Graphic 45- Core dinations Cardstock- 12 days of Christmas Collection-mini album (2)(2)


Graphic 45- Core dinations Cardstock- 12 days of Christmas Collection-mini album (2)(2)


Graphic 45- Core dinations Cardstock- 12 days of Christmas Collection-mini album (2)(2)


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Graphic 45- Core dinations Cardstock- 12 days of Christmas Collection-mini album (2)(2)

Supply List

Graphic 45 Core’dinations Signature Series Collection 12x12
Graphic 45 Core’dinations Signature Series Colection Lights 12x12
Mixed Media 5x5 Box- Black
Graphic 45 12 days of Christmas 8x8 Pad
Graphic 45 12 days of Christmas 6x6 Solid & Patterns
Graphic 45 12 days of Christmas Tags and Pockets
Graphic 45 12 days of Christmas Flowers
Graphic 45 12 days of Christmas Chipboards
Cooper Paste

Next, we love this desk planner by Nadya using Raining Cats & Dogs and Core'dinations Signature Series Cardstock. She also provides a great tutorial from this project. It's purrfect for your office!

"Do you like to use desktop Planners, it is very convenient for anyone who spends a lot of time working in the office or at home, always at hand the most important records! It's so interesting - to make such Planners for yourself or your child, using the finest materials Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs Collection and perfect Core`Dinations Cardstock!!! I hope that my tutorial will help you to create amazing planner! " ~Nadya

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Check out How to Create a Table Planner With Shadowbox Elements by Nadya Tana Lifa on Snapguide.  

Nadya's Snapguide Tutorial

 

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Raining Cats _ Dogs Graphic 45  Table Planner 1


Raining Cats _ Dogs Graphic 45  Table Planner 1


Raining Cats _ Dogs Graphic 45  Table Planner 1


Raining Cats _ Dogs Graphic 45  Table Planner 1

Supply List

 Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs 8x8 Pad
Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs 12x12 Pad
Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs Flowers
Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs Banners
Core`Dination Cardstock Graphic 45 Signature Lights Series
Glue

We are in love with this 'Twas the Night Before Christmas card by Ginny. She is a card master and we love the layering on this stunning card!

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Core'Dination Graphic 45 Blog Hop Card 1


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Core'Dination Graphic 45 Blog Hop Card 1

Supply List

Graphic 45 Twas the Night Before Christmas~Long Winter’s Nap
Graphic 45 Twas the Night Before Christmas~Ho Ho Ho
Graphic 45 Twas the Night Before Christmas~Jolly Old Elf
Graphic 45 Twas the Night Before Christmas~Happy Holly-Day
Core’dinations Signature Series~Dark Cashmere
Core’dinations Signature Series~Antique Moss
Core-dinations Signature Series~Triumphant Red

Really Reasonable Ribbon
Paper Doily
Tim Holtz Distress Ink~Walnut
Floral Stamens
Glittery Photo Corners
Stickles~Diamond
Martha Stewart Clear Glitter~Fine
Various Embossing Folders

Make sure to visit the Core'dinations blog for more inspiration. The fun continues - hop along!

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Day 2 of the Core'dinations Blog Hop

See the BONUS Blog Hop project on the Core'dinations Blog!

Hop Over to the Core'dinations Blog for More Inspiration!

Thanks for joining us for this second day of amazing ideas. Join us tomorrow for more fun!

Happy Hopping,

Graphic 45

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Nov 17, 2014 5:00:00 AM

The Core'dinations and Graphic 45 Blog Hop: Day One!

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Welcome to Day 1 of the Core'dinations and Graphic 45 Blog Hop! We are so glad you joined us for this amazing week. We adore Core'dinations Cardstock, and the best part is, their Signature Series match our Graphic 45 collections! Our design team will show you magnificent ways to use the cardstock this week on the blog, and today is no exception. Below, you will see a great contest for this week as well! It's a $115 gift pack of G45 and Core'dinations goodies, so you definitely want to enter. Also, the link to Core'dinations blog is at the end of this blog post, so hop on over. What a great week this is going to be!

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Katie amazed us with this amazing creation using Typography and Core'dinations cardstock. So incredible!

"I happen to found this wooden book end in one of the drawers near my youngest sister’s desk… It was one of her projects in her Design & Technology unit when she was in secondary school… To give this book end a new lease of life, I decided to alter this book using some embossed clock images on Photogenic cardstock, white washed it and added on tons of metal staples and embellishments to give this typographic grunge look… Typography certainly has some interesting verses that I found it applicable to serve some wisdom for her - a reminder that life is not just about dreaming and hope for the best, but to live, laugh, adopt, encourage and be genuine… Patience is key and hope this sentimental altered piece will serve as a good life reminder... " ~Katie

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Katie's Video Tour


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"Encourage your hopes, not your fears." What an awesome sentiment. Incredible!


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Supply List

Typography 8” x 8” Paper Pad
Core’dinations Signature Series, Graphic 45 Darks (Photogenic)
Graphic 45 Staples (Washi Tape, Antique Door Pull, Ornate Metal Key Holes, Ornate Metal Keys & Stamped Metal Brads)
Tim Holtz Word Bands, Bulbs, Door Knobs & Pen Nibs
Ingvild Bolme Junkyard Findings (Typo Bulbs)
Finnabair Mechanicals (Numbers)
Brass Regal Wings (own stash)
Brass Chain & Cachabo
Clocks Embossing Folder
Prima Light Paste
Black Gesso
Gold Paint

Tati Scrap did something brilliant and used just Core'dinations cardstock to make this stunning card. Wow, this is so beautiful!

"I have made this project using only the Core´Dinations cardstock and I am enchanted with the result !" ~Tati Scrap

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Supply List

Graphic 45 Core´dinations Signature Series Collection 12x12 Texture Color Darks:Antique Moss
Heritage Kraft
Venetian Lace
Graphic 45 Core´dinations Signature Series Collection 12x12 Texture Color Lights:
Creme Brulee
Pearl Blush
Petaloo Flower: Mixed Textured Layers-Amber
Sizzix Dies: Rose 3-D
Butterfly Set #2

It's holiday crafting season, so Ginger gives us an awesome mini album idea with 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. We adore this!

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Ginger's YouTube Video Tour


Night Before Christmas Mini Cover Closeup Coordinations


Night Before Christmas Mini Cover Closeup Coordinations

Supply List

 

Graphic 45 Twas the Night Before Christmas 8x8 Paper Pad
Graphic 45 Twas the Night Before Christmas 12x12 Happy Holly Day
Graphic 45 Twas the Night Before Christmas 12x12 Ho Ho Ho
Graphic 45 Twas the Night Before Christmas 12x12 Jolly Old Elf
Graphic 45 Twas the Night Before Christmas 12x12 Up On the Housetops
Graphic 45 Twas the Night Before Christmas 12x12 Bundle of Toys
Graphic 45 Twas the Night Before Christmas 12x12 Long Winter’s Nap
Graphic 45 Twas the Night Before Christmas 12x12 Sticker Sheet
Graphic 45 Twas the Night Before Christmas Chipboard Pieces
Graphic 45 Twas the Night Before Christmas 6x6 Patterns and Solids
Graphic 45 Twas the Night Before Christmas Cardstock Die Cuts
Graphic 45 Staples Metal Key Plates
Core'dinations Signature Series Antique Moss
Core'dinations Signature Series Triumphant Red
Core'dinations Signature Series Venetian Lace

Core'dinations Sand It Set
Medium Weight Chipboard 12x12
Light Weight Black Cardstock 12x12
Distress Ink Walnut Stain
American Crafts Wink of Stella Clear Brush Glitter Pen
Sizzix Tim Holtz Snowman Embossing Folder
Metal Medallion Butter Bee Scraps

Stampin Up Tag Topper Punch
Stampin Up Pansy Punch
Stampin Up Petite Petals Punch
Fiskars Threading Water Border Punch
Fiskars Small Flower Punch
WeR Memory Keepers Corner Chomper ½ in.
WeR Memory Keepers Corner Chomper ⅜ in.
Red Blink - My Stash
Red Stitched Ribbon - My Stash

Now, don't forget to visit Core'dination blog for more inspiration. This is such a wonderful week for great ideas!

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See the Core'dinations Blog Hop Day One Post

Link to the Core'dinations blog

Thanks for joining us for Day 1! We cannot wait to see what the rest of the week has in store for us. Join the fun!

Happy Papercrafting,

Graphic 45

 

Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here

Nov 15, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Take the Graphic 45 November Challenge!

Try our November Challenge to win a $75 prize pack! You can create this beautiful Raining Cats & Dogs mini album and win Graphic 45 goodies. A win/win!

 

 

  Must try this mini! Raining Cats & Dogs Tutorial

 

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Download the Raining Cats & Dogs Mini Album Project Sheet

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Upload your Submissions to our Facebook Page

Happy Papercrafting!

Graphic 45

Want to try this project out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here

Nov 14, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Make Mini Albums with Graphic 45

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Mini albums are quite addictive to make. Such perfect memory keepers! Today, we have two beautiful minis from Nadya Lifa and Lori Williams. We love their ideas, and we know you will too!

But first, who won this week's great blog giveaway? Our randomly chosen winner is....

-Lori Unckel Delp: Would love to win the $70 gift pack!

Congratulations, Lori! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Many thanks to everyone who participated this week. Join us next week for an awesome giveaway and a great blog hop with Core'Dinations Cardstock! It's going to be an awesome week.

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This Couture mini album from Nadya is so gorgeous, and she shares a Snapguide tutorial so you can make your own. Love it!

"Every Graphic 45 paper collections are so diverse, and exceptionally beautiful, it's hard to stay at one collection! We all love in a special way the perfect women's Couture Collection. It`s adorable! You can cut so many beautiful female images that adorn any project. And a mini album confirms it! Just make the basis with my tutorial, have fun with scissors - oh, yay, fussy cutting!  Add a photos of your mom, sister or best friend.  I'm sure whoever receives this gift will be very happy!" ~Nadya

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Check out How to Create a Mini Album by Nadya Tana Lifa on Snapguide.  

Nadya's Snapguide Link


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Supply List

Graphic 45 Couture 12x12 Pad
Graphic 45  Couture 8x8 Pad
Graphic 45  Couture Banners
Graphic 45  Couture Flowers
Graphic 45  Couture Chipboard 2
Ribbon
Glue

Next, we have this amazing Mother Goose mini from Lori inspired from a Pin on Pinterest! What a great inspiration, and beautiful project as a result. So brilliant!

"It’s always fun to pull inspiration for your artwork from the world around you. Pinterest is one of those sites you can get lost in with inspiring ideas left and right. I found an adorable pin of an old time Humpty Dumpty book that inspired me to create my own version of a Humpty Dumpty Board Book using the Mother Goose Collection. I’m not one to write stories so I thought it would be perfect to make it into an ABC book for a little one. Scattered throughout the book are tags, pockets and even a little envelope for little fingers and minds to explore. All the characters from this collection are ready to pop off the page and entertain any little tike, or perhaps an older one too." ~Lori

Pinterest Inspiration Link

Mother Goose ABC Front


Mother Goose ABC Front

 


Mother Goose ABC Front


Mother Goose ABC Front


Mother Goose ABC Front

Mother Goose ABC Front

 

Pocket card mother goose abc book
Pocket card mother goose abc book


Mother Goose ABC Front


Mother Goose ABC Front


Mother Goose ABC Front

Supply List

Mother Goose 12 x 12 Paper Pad
Checkers
Humpty Dumpty
Ring Around the Roses
A Pocketful of Posies
Sunshine Stripe
• Storytime
• Little Boy Blue
Nursery Rhymes
Mother Goose 8 x8 Paper Pad
Mother Goose Stickers
Mother Goose Flowers
Mother Goose Chipboard 2
Mother Goose Tags and Pockets
Mother Goose Banners
6 x 6 Solid Pattern Paper pad
Staples: Alphabet Stickers

Is it going to be a mini-making weekend? Thanks to Nadya and Lori for sharing beautiful ideas today! We hope you have a fantastic and crafty weekend.

Happy Papercrafting,

Graphic 45

Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here

Nov 13, 2014 5:00:00 AM

It's 6 Weeks Until Christmas!

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We did not mean to shock you with this blog title, G45ers - we cannot believe it ourselves! In honor of 6 weeks until Christmas, we are sharing fabulous handmade ideas for the holidays! We have two glorious projects from Ginger Ropp and Annette Green that will have you singing "A Holly, Jolly Christmas!" 

Don't forget the amazing blog giveaway we have this week! You could win this $71 set of Raining Cats & Dogs! Just comment here on the blog or on Facebook to win. We'll announce the winner tomorrow, Friday, November 14.


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First, we have an amazing 'Twas the Night Before Christmas mini album from the mini-master, Ginger! We adore her minis and you will love her mini album video tour below.

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Ginger's YouTube Tour


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Night before christmas box front


Night before christmas box front


Night before christmas box front

Supply List

Twas the Night Before Christmas 8x8 Paper Pad
Twas the Night Before Christmas Pockets and Tags
Twas the Night Before Christmas Chipboard Elements
Twas the Night Before Christmas Cardstock Stickers
Twas the Night Before Christmas 6x6 Patterns and Solids
Graphic 45 Book Box
Graphic 45 Staples Shabby Chic Drawer Pulls
May Arts Wide Red Silk Ribbon
Petaloo Flowers
Paper Doily from my Stah
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Walnut Stain
Tim Holtz Jump Ring Brads
Tim Holtz Mini Metal Photo Corners
Red Bling from my stah
Small Red Rose buds from my stash
Arti-Cake Christmas Santa Charm
Handmade Stick Pin

Now, enjoy this 'Twas the Night Before Christmas pop-up card tutorial from Annette! It's the perfect time to start on Christmas cards, and this is just a stunning idea!

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'Twas the Night Before Christmas Pop-up Card Tutorial

The Sizzix die creates a flat card...

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...which can be propped up to create a stand-up card.

 

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Cut these pieces from Twas The Night Before Christmas with the dies in the Sizzix set.

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Adhere the Happy Holly-Day piece to the inside portion of the card. Notice the half-circle tab for propping up the card later.

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Close the card flat and adhere the Twas The Night Before Christmas piece to the top portion. (I’ve inked the edges of all the papers with a brown ink)

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Fussy cut a few holly leaves from Happy Holly-Day, ink edges. Adhere a 6” piece of red metallic ribbon to the same length of green ribbon.

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Adhere the ribbon unit to the Jolly Old Elf die-cut piece as shown.

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Add lots of foam tape to the back for a solid secure layer when adhered.

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Peel and stick the foam tape and adhere this unit to the card front.

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Slice across the die-cut border piece (Bundle of Toys)

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After inking the edges, adhere both halves to the card above and below the ribbon unit.

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Cut a few strips of desired paper for the card’s inside. Use your favorite border punch for interest.

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Stamp the image onto smooth ivory cardstock with any red ink. Carefully color in elements as desired.

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A Gelli-Roll pen is a fun tool for adding small touches of sparkle and sheen. Color in the number 25 and around the frame.

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Cut out the stamped image closely and adhere to card front with foam tape to pop it up.

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Stamp the Happy Christmas sentiment with green ink onto ivory cardstock and cut out closely. Use the Gelli-Roll pen again to accent areas.

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Adhere stamped cardstock to Antique Moss cardstock and cut closely around it. Adhere this unit to card base with foam tape.

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Cut a 6” length of red metallic ribbon and tie into a small bow, then adhere to card as shown.

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Adhere the fussy cut holly leaves, layered with foam tape to the card front as desired. For added dimension and interest, it’s fun to add a clear dimensional glue like Glossy Accents to the holly berries. This will appear clear once dry.

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Adhere three small chipboard circles to the card front.

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See how the glue dries shiny and clear?

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The bit of sheen from the Gelli-Roll pen coordinates with the metallic ribbon nicely.

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The card is finished!

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And looks so pretty when propped up.

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Don’t forget to make an envelope for your card. I used the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board.

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Supply List

 

Graphic 45:

12 x 12 Twas The Night Before Christmas papers

1 sheet of 8 x 8 “Bundle of Toys” (to make envelope)

Twas the Night Before Christmas Chipboard 1

Twas the Night Before Christmas stamp set 2 by Hampton Art

 

Other:

Core-dinations Signature Series Cardstock for Graphic 45 (Venetian Lace & Antique Moss)

Sizzix card die: Regal Stand-ups

May Arts 1”  wide green ribbon (HN-1-16)

May Arts ¼” wide metallic red ribbon (397-14-14)

Gelli-Roll Pen

Antique Linen marker

Glossy Accents clear glue

Frayed Burlap ink pad

 

6 weeks - we can't wait! Here at Graphic 45, we definitely have OCD - Obsessive Christmas Disorder. Enjoy and happy holiday crafting!

 

Your Pals in Paper,

 

Graphic 45

 

 Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here