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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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I normally use dark colors on my own projects, but the "Sunny day" layout has me thinking of a change. Great job!

I love how each of the projects are so different, but all wonderful. Shows how versatile Graphic 45 is to work with!

Awesome projects, they are all so wonderful in their own way. My favorite is the Sunny Day layout. It's adorable.

Each of your designers are utterly amazing. I am just wowed by everything. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

My God, absolutely gorgeous! I love the Proper Gentleman lay out - clean beautiful layering and crisp title!

2 beautiful layouts and 1 gorgeous Christmas display. I love the Christmas decor item made from the vintage ticket holder. The layouts have great colors and textures. thank you for sharing and a chance to win.

encore un fabuleux projet c'est très très beau merci de ce partage
à bientot nate

THANKS for sharing I LOVE all of the layouts!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

I picked up some of the Angel papers this week. I just love Graphic 45, that old look just does something for me!!

WOW! Love that new embossed paper!!! A must have!

Oh what wonderful projects! They are all amazing.

These projects are just out of this world. I woukld love to have the papers and get creating. Thanks for the chance

Great projects - the sunny day LO is lovely especially!

Just beautiful projects!! Love them all!!

Wonderful creativity on the ticket holder! Thank you

The inspiration is endless. Love coming here to see,learn, and be inspired.


Great work! Sunny Day just wow-ed me totally!

These are gorgeous projects!

More great ideas -- I love the detailed chaos of the Santa card holder.

Amazing projects! It's not that often you see a "manly" layout.

OMG - these are amazing. You guys are so creative and inspiring!

Wow another day of fabulous projects! That Ticket Holder is absolutely stunning - I could look at it for hours. Once Upon a Springtime is one of my most favorite collections of your and I love this layout. Love Jane's classy layout too - what a great idea to ink rather than distress that embossed page. Thanks for the inspiration! And for the chance to win :)

What great projects and thanks for the tutorial....LOVE Core'Dinations papers

Great projects. Another great project from Jack and Cat Curio. So beautiful. Nice layouts and good tutorial. Thank you so much for sharing their creations.

So much gorgeousness in one place!! I love these layouts & the door plate etc is perfect for a masculine page.

Love those projects. They're very inspiring!!!!!!!!!!!

Beautiful layouts! Really enjoying how these two companies papers work so well together. TFS!

That ticket holder project took my breath away! Great layouts, too!

Stunning projects.....the ticket holder is amazing....what a awesome display holder ....great idea....

I love it all!! Makes me want to sit down and start creating! Gotta love G45 Papers!!

Love that doorknob and the background you've created for it, fabulous page! Enjoying your blog, and now subscribing!

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