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February 12, 2013

Memorialize your Places in Time with Cards

Happy Tuesday G45ers!

Thanks for joining us this week! The "Graphic 45 Celebrates Five Years" Celebration continues on our Facebook and Pinterest pages, so make sure to join us there as well. Today, we have some Valentine's Place in Time cards that will surely give you great ideas just in time for Valentine's Day! We have cards from Arlene Cuevas, Nancy Wethington, Susan Lui, and TWO tutorials today! What a treat!

First, let's enjoy the tutorial from Arlene Cuevas using Place in Time. She creates a gorgeous circular card for Valentine's Day and also gives a brilliant tutorial to wow your love this Valentine's Day! "These cute little circle easel cards are popular and easy to make. I really like how you can display the card easily on your desk or countertop with this design. I thought I’d share with you my way of creating the base of the circle card." - Arlene Cuevas
Take the video tour and tutorial of Arlene's gorgeous card:






You can use any size circle. But for my project, I’m using the medium circle from my Spellbinders 
Grand Scallop Circle Die set. The scallop circle is approximately 5 ½ inches in diameter.

Step 1: Take a sheet of cardstock and fold it in half.  

Step 2: Run through your die-cutting machine with the scallop circle die, with the die lying slightly past the 
crease line. Die cut an extra circle.

You’ll end up with the following…

Place in Time_Circle Card_Tutorial_PHOTO 1

Step 3: Use a scoring tool to score a line down the middle of one side of your scallop circle card.
The score will
look like this:

Place in Time_Circle Card_Tutorial_PHOTO 2

When folded, it will look like this:

Place in Time_Circle Card_Tutorial_PHOTO 3

Here’s what the Spellbinders die looks like, along with the pieces you’ve die cut:

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Step 4: Use your Spellbinders Grand Circle Die to cut a circle that nests nicely in the scallop circle.

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Step 5: Take some Place in Time paper and die cut it to create a layer.  

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This is how the layered piece will look on your card:

Place in Time_Circle Card_Tutorial_PHOTO 7

Step 6: Edge all of your elements with Ranger Distress Ink in Vintage Photo. It will give the card
a very vintage,
worn look.

Place in Time_Circle Card_Tutorial_PHOTO 8

Step 7: Take a 4 inch paper doily and cut it in half.

Place in Time_Circle Card_Tutorial_PHOTO 9

Step 8: Glue the doily pieces to the circle, one on top, one on the bottom. The Place in Time layer
will go over
the doily pieces, allowing the doilies to “peek” out from the top and bottom of the card.

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Step 9: To assemble the card, add ScorTape or a strong adhesive, to the top of the score line as
shown in the photo

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Step 10: Adhere the single scallop circle piece to the area you added the ScorTape. The card will
look like this when
it’s ready to be embellished:

Place in Time_Circle Card_Tutorial_PHOTO 12

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Give a circle card a try with your next Graphic 45 project!

Supply List:

Place in Time collection: February Cut-Aparts
Staples: Ornate Metal key
Spellbinders Gran
Petaloo flowers
White Paper Doily
Ranger Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
Scrapbook Adhesives - 3D Foam Squares

Wow! That tutorial was loaded with great tips and brilliant ideas. Thanks, Arelene Cuevas!

The inspiration continues a gorgeous Place in Time "Thinking of You" card by Nancy Wethington!

G45 Place In Time Card

Supply List:
Spellbinders Shapeabilities Botanical Swirls S5-154
Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles S5-090
Spellbinders Decorative Labels 8 S5-148
Hug Snug seam binding
Ranger Inks: Broken China Distress Ink
Ranger Stickles: Star Dust; Yellow
Bazzill cardstock
 Next, we have a brilliant Valentine's card tutorial from Susan Lui! The ideas do not stop here on the blog today! 
Susan Lui Graphic 45 Place In Time Valentines Card 2

Susan Lui Graphic 45 Place In Time Valentines Card 4

Susan Lui Graphic 45 Place In Time Valentines Card 5

"Here's a quick Valentines Day card I created using a single sheet of Graphic 45's Place In Time
February Cut-Aparts, together with some Graphic 45 Staples, lace, flowers and leaves. "-Susan Lui


1. Trim your beige cardstock paper to a bracket shape measuring 6"x5".

Susan Lui Graphic 45 Place In Time Valentines Tutorial 1

2. Attach Graphic 45's Place In Time February Cut-Aparts patterned paper to the front of the cardstock.

Susan Lui Graphic 45 Place In Time Valentines Tutorial 2

3. Stick the scallop-edged border strip from the Place In Time stickers to the card as shown.

Susan Lui Graphic 45 Place In Time Valentines Tutorial 3

4. Attach the May Arts pearl trim lace to the card, overlapping the border sticker.

Susan Lui Graphic 45 Place In Time Valentines Tutorial 4

5. Cut out two tags from the Place In Time February Cut-Aparts. Tie seam bindings to the tags
and attach the Graphic 45 Staples Stamped Metal Brads.

 Susan Lui Graphic 45 Place In Time Valentines Tutorial 5

6. Attach the tags to the right of the card, as shown.

Susan Lui Graphic 45 Place In Time Valentines Tutorial 6

7. Arrange a cluster of seam binding, flowers and leaves to the tags.

Susan Lui Graphic 45 Place In Time Valentines Tutorial 7

8. Adhere a flower to a small Graphic 45 Metal Butterfly.

Susan Lui Graphic 45 Place In Time Valentines Tutorial 8

9. Attach butterfly to the bottom left of the card and you're done!

 Susan Lui Graphic 45 Place In Time Valentines Tutorial 9

The completed card:

Susan Lui Graphic 45 Place In Time Valentines Card 1

List of Supplies:

Graphic 45 Staples Metal Butterflies
May Arts Ribbons Lace
Beige Cardstock
Flowers & leaves
Seam Binding

It's been a wonderful day on the blog. If you try out the tutorials, make sure to share them with us
on our Facebook page or Ning!  Thanks for joining us today and see you tomorrow!

Your Pals in Paper,

Graphic 45


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Very beautiful! Lots of detail! Thanks for sharing.

Gorgeous stuff!!!!

Hi there!

Wauw such an amazing thechnique!!!
Im gonna try that! Sooo lovely! And stunning!

Kiss sammiej

Love the circle card! Great tutorial!

Absolutely fabulous projects - breathtaking !!

Super Beautiful

Really love the cards today. TFS.

Today's cards are all very beautiful. I think Arlene is the queen of layering!!

Great tutorials! Love the circle easel card!

Beautiful projects! Happy Anniversary Graphic 45!!

Stunning Cards!! Love the easel Card.

What beautiful cards!!! I can't wait to get my order because I ran out of Place in Time during the class I took at CHA!!

Wonderful cards! Thanks for sharing the details on the circle-easel card.


Love all of these projects, and I just happen to have these papers already!!Yay!


Oh my - a jackpot day! What wonderful creations and tutorials! Inspiration to the nth degree! Love it all! Love your papers and blog! Love it! Thank you and wishing you a happy day!


Barbara Diane

Absolutely stunning!


Simply stunning projects today!

Awesome, as always. Great cards and ideas.
Suzie Halbert

Wonderfully inspirational.

They were just beautiful.

That circle card is gorgeous! And what a GREAT idea! I will be trying that one for certain - thanks!

Simply gorgeous cards, such inspiration TFS

Beautiful cards and I need to get inspired it is this week and still do not have card done for Valentines Day!

what gorgeous cards; I really can't say which I love the most; koudos to all three designers

Love the inspiration! I wanna go create now!

Great tutorials and projects. :-)

Oh my goodness I love these! Vintage valentines are absolutely the best.

Beautiful cards.

Arlene, Susan, and Nancy: wonderful cards. Beautiful details. Thank you for the inspiring work.

Beautiful cards. Thank you for great tutorials.

I am speechless. What beautiful projects on today's blog. I don't have words to describe how these cards affected me. I am so impressed with them. The tutorials make it look so easy to do this but mine never turn out quite as gorgeous as the designer's do. Thank you for inpsiring me to make such beautiful projects.

As much as I would love to dig into my craft space and make all of these cards, receiving one would be most awesome too! Thank you G45 for more outstanding tutorials and inspiration to get me through another day.

Never disappointed. Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing :)

simply lovely!

I am so going to try those cards this week! They are AWESOME!

Beautiful Cards and thank you for tutorials!

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