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November 03, 2011

Graphic 45 & Core'dinations Blog Hop Day 4!

Hello G45ers!

It's another day in craft paradise as we bring you more amazing creations from our design team. We're continuing this super fun blog hop with  Core'dinations! All of today's crafts combine the vivid beauty of Graphic 45 with the stunning versatility of Core'dinations cardstock and tools. Today we are featuring crafts by Jack & Cat Curio, Yuka Hino and Jane Tregenza. You'll even learn some great techniques from Jane Tregenza. You're sure to be inspired! Core'dinations is also featuring some gorgeous Graphic 45/Core'dinations projects on their blog as well. So be sure to check that out! There's also still time to leave a blog and Facebook comments for your chance to win this week's amazing prize! You can leave a comment on the Graphic 45 blog and Facebook page as well as the Core'dinations blog and Facebook page. We will be announcing two random winners tomorrow on our blog and so will Core'dinations! So get your comments in while there is still time!

This first project was made by Jack & Cat Curio and it's guaranteed to get you in the holiday crafting spirit. Feast your eyes on this marvelous Dear Santa Ticket Holder. This sweet and vibrant creation is bursting at the seams with holiday cheer!





7 Gypsies - Vintage Ticket Holder
Top of Form
Graphic 45 - Christmas Emporium Collection: Believe!, Santa Express, Christmas Emporium, A Christmas Carol, Tis the Season, Special Delivery
Graphic 45 - Hampton Art - Christmas Emporium Collection - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamps - Christmas Emporium One, Two
Graphic 45 - Core'dinations Core Impressions - Timeless Collection: Clocks, Houndstooth, Le Fleur
Graphic 45 - Core'dinations Signature Series: Vanilla Lace, Triumphant Red
Core’dinations: BM Mermaid
Chalkboard Cardstock, Chalk pencil, gold glitter letters
Graphic 45 Trim, assorted ribbon
Ranger Archival Ink: Black, Olive
Ranger Distress Ink: Wild Honey, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Black Soot
Ranger Distress Stain: Picket Fence
American Tags assortment
Popsicle sticks
Leaky Shed Studio: Holly and Berries, Snowflake Ornament, Glitter Snowflake Corner
Recollections Extra Fine Glitter -Silver, Art Glitter Dries Clear Glue
Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Hitch Fasteners, mini paper clips, reinforcers
Tools: Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Embossing Folders - Bingo, Spellbinders: Nested Pennants, Classic Scalloped Circles large
Scrapbook-Adhesives 3D Foam Squares, My Stik tape runner

Next we have this magical Once Upon a Springtime layout by Yuka Hino. Yuka also used the Signature Series Core'dinations/Graphic 45 Timeless collection to give this LO some extra elegance. It sparkles with beauty and warmth!

YukaHino_Sunny Day

YukaHino_Sunny Day-2

Graphic 45 Papers
Core'dinations: Sand It Gadget Starter Kit
Scrapbook Adhesives By 3L: MyStik™ Permanent Strips Dispenser, 3D Foam Squares - Black Small
Hampton Art: Graphic45 Decades Distressing Ink - Antique Moss, Stamps
Prima Marketing Inc: Metal Treasures
Autumn Leaves: Stamp
Ranger Industries: Stickles
Sizzix: Alphabet Die
Wonder House: Die
Tattered Angels: Mist
Tsukineko: Ink
Acrylic Color, Sewing Machine, Pep

Next we have this classy layout by Jane Tregenza. She's created this wonderfully sophisticated LO that you're sure to love. She's also included a great tutorial with some fabulous tips! Here is what Jane had to say about this inspired creation!

I am loving the Colorcore Cardstock pad that Graphic 45 sent me. It is a whole pad of cardstock,  made by Core’dinations as part of their  Signature Series-Graphic 45. I now no longer need to choose my cardstock as the whole pad of  plain paper matches Graphic 45 Print papers beautifully. I also received from Graphic 45 and Core’dinations a pack of their Core Impressions: Graphic 45 Timeless collection, this is an embossed pad with lots of lovely papers to go hand in hand with Graphic 45. Where to start? I decided to do a layout for my son Josh using papers from the “Proper  Gentleman” Collection.  I chose two print papers “Man about Town” and “The Sophisticate” and chose cardstock from the Graphic 45 cardstock pack to match. I found the red and black cardstock looked the best. From the pack of Core Impressions I chose the “Cream of Wheat” embossed cardstock.

Normally everyone sands this kind of cardstock but I didn’t want the distressed look to my page so I inked it using a sponging block and Graphic 45’s new ink pads from Color box. I found the colour “decades” worked well, you just tap the sponging block on the ink pad and gently rub over the cardstock until the desired colour is reached. I always work in from a side before inking in the middle, this dumps most of the ink on the edge where I want it to be darker rather an in the middle. I matted the finished cardstock on black to set it off.

I love the metal door plate and matching knob set that Graphic 45 have as part of their staples collection. I decided to use one on my layout as a representation of Josh moving from school to the work force. It also was perfect for adding the journaling.

I love all the colours in this layout and the way they set the photo off.  I don’t like a lot of fuss on my layouts and doing male layouts is always hard. I used some of Imaginarium Designs Corners to finish the page. These corners are ones that Josh himself designed so it was nice to add them to a layout on him.


Graphic 45 Print Papers: Man about Town, The Sophisticate, A Proper Gentleman Borders
 Core Impressions cream of wheat
Colourcore cardstock red and black
Graphic 45 colour box –DecadesImaginarium designsCorners

Thank you all for joining us today. We can't wait until tomorrow when we announce our blog prize winners! There will also be more amazing crafts from our design team. Big thanks to Jack & Cat Curio, Yuka Hino and Jane Tregenza for their wonderful work today. We wish you all a terrific Thursday! We hope to see you all again tomorrow.

Happy Papercrafting,

Team Graphic 45


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OMG BEAUTIFUL layouts today!

Such stunning details in both of these projects!

I really appreciate each and every blog post! Every project is always so amazing!

Love those projects. They're very inspiring. Thanks for the chance,

i love the stories told in the layouts, and the christmas project is super!

beautiful projects posted today!

Beautiful layout from Yuki - so soft.

These are gorgeous!!!!

fantastic projects. love the LO w the door knob, my DS will be graduating from college in the spring so this will be perfect for that.

These are simply amazing projects!

Every day all of the projects are just stunning! I love the Graphic 45 and Core products!

That's just amazing !! love the guy LO, simple and elegant

This is a keeper, it is bold, strong and beautiful.

OH MY - such gorgeousness!!!

Wow! These projects are wonderful!

Great projects! I love all the different looks that you're showing. The first layout is so sweet. Thanks!

I'm blown away again by today's projects!

GREAT projects. I really like the Santa one (it could be used for requests, Christmas cards....). And the Once Upon...is so very cute!!!

How beautiful they all are. Very classic.

The top one is amazingly wonderful. I'm always surprised by what you come up with. I would love to make that one.

Wow again!! These are gorgeous!! I love the symbolism in the graduation layout with the doorknob!! What a pocket full of sunshine with Yaka's beautiful LO!!! And an abundance of Christmas joy in the letter holder!! AWESOME !!! I love the inking tips. Thanks team!!!

I really love Jack & Cat's !!! This is right up my alley as my daughter would say. But I also enjoy the other layouts too. Thank you for the great work.

Another amazing day on the blog hop. These projects are terrific and love the inking tip.

What amazing projects. Love them. They are so inspiring.

All of the projects are fantastic! I love the sunny days layout though. It is magical how she is looking at the fairy and frog.

These projects are so fantastic, the more you look at them and their details, the more you see and the more you realize you didn't see! Great job everyone, each of you showcased talents and desires in such a wonderful way that everyone will want to emulate what you have done. Thanks for the inspiration!

Just love your products and all the ideas you have. Thanks for sharing.

Amazing.. just love all your products and project ideas..

The layouts are delightful, but the Dear Santa Ticket Holder is amazing!!

Great projects today... love the summer layout, especially the little frog!

Wonderful layouts, love the door knob. Thank you for sharing them.

Love your papers and can't get enough of your cling stamps - they're super.

wow, these are gorgeous! I love the Santa ticket holder, so cool and vintage-y!

Wow just amazing, love the ticket holder and all the fussy cutting on Yuka's layout and now I am off to watch a great tutorial! TFS!

I just love the christmas ticket holder.

Gorgeous ticket holder project and layouts! I love the sanded down clocks and the soft gorgeous colors of the first layout and that doorknob on the second layout is awesome!

all the projects are terrific but that Lo with the Little girl just knocked me over

I love all the great details on the individual tags in the Sana Ticket Holder!
The fairy layout is so sweet and just right for a little girl who loves fairies! Love the doorknob!

Gorgeous projects! Love the L/o and all the little paper clocks! TFS

Fabulous job on the ticket holder and layouts!

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