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April 16, 2014

Craft Tutorials Made Simple with Snapguide


Good morning G45ers!

We have a new obsession here at Graphic 45. Snapguide! We have been sharing Snapguide tutorials a lot the past couple of weeks because we love this site so much and have lost so much time to getting great ideas and saving guides to try. Today, we're going to give you a fun introduction to Snapguide and then remind you we are sponsoring a great Upcycling Contest with them. We will share some of our Design Team entries and then some of our favorite other Upcycling guides. It's going to be a great day, and we totally understand in advance if some of today is lost to the fun of Snapguide. ;)

You may be wondering "What is Snapguide?" Well on their FAQ page, they have a great answer: "Snapguide, is a free iOS app and web service for those that want to create and share step-by-step 'how to guides'. We host easy to understand instructions for a wide array of topics including cooking, gardening, crafts, repairs, do-it-yourself projects, fashion tips, entertaining and more. Everyone is welcome to create their own guides, so that they can share their passions and expertise with the Snapguide community."

Snapguide is a perfect fit for the papercrafter. We love tutorials here at Graphic 45, and Snapguides are so extremely user-friendly and fun. When Snapguide contacted us to sponsor a contest with them, we jumped at the chance!


Read about the Upcycling Contest Here!

You read that image right! $900 in prizes is the grand prize. Wow! Not sure how to enter a contest through Snapguide? They have a great guide to take you through the steps.

Check out How to Enter a Contest on Snapguide by Snapguide Team on Snapguide.  

How to Enter a Contest on Snapguide

But first, you may be curious, how do I make a guide on Snapguide? They have a great guide for that too!

Check out How to Create a Guide on the Web by Snapguide Team on Snapguide.  

How to Create a Snapguide on the Web

They also have great guides of how to make them via your iPad or iPhone, if you're like us and use those more commonly.

Now, let's share some of the fun guides we love from our Design Team. So many great ideas, so many fun tutorials!

Miranda makes the best Easter decor using old plant pots. Love this idea!

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Check out How to Upcycle Clay Pots Into Easter Votives by Miranda Edney on Snapguide.  

Miranda's Easter Votive Snapguide

Do you notice in the Snapguides, there's always a tab with the Supply List? We love that handy feature!


Next, we have Annette Green's By the Sea picnic caddy made with By the Sea! Adore this.

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Check out How to Create a Beach-Themed Picnic Caddy From Frapp Box by Annette Green on Snapguide.  

Annete's Picnic Caddy Snapguide

What about upcycling those materials we always having lying around: envelopes! Susan makes this upcycled envelope shine. And anyone can try this one.

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Check out How to Upcycle an Envelope by Susan Lui on Snapguide.  

Susan's Upcycled Envelope Snapguide

Lastly from our Design Team, we have Maria's upcycled salt and pepper shaker to use as storage in the craft room. Beautiful organization is one of our favorite things, so we are inspired by this idea.

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Check out How to Make Craft Storage With Salt & Pepper Shakers by Maria Cole on Snapguide.  

Maria's Salt and Pepper Shaker Snapguide

We are loving the entries for this contest! This guide by Denise Corcoran using cereal boxes and old CD cases is such a fun project to use supplies we seem to always have around.

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Check out How to Make Art Using Cereal Boxes & CD Cases by Denise Corcoran on Snapguide.  

Denise Corcoran's Upcycling Entry

Also, who loves beautiful, DIY furniture? We love it! Enjoy this coffee table upcycling entry by Andree of HomeShows using an old door.

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Check out How to Make a Coffee Table From a Door by Andrée of @HomeShows on Snapguide.  

Andree's Coffee Table Snapguide

Are you hooked on Snapguide like us? Well, take part today and win big! Take another look at the Contest Details and make a guide today! What do you have lying around that needs some upcycling?

**Update: Many people were saying they love PDFs for printing tutorials out. Did you know you can print guides from Snapguide? Here's a little peek at how!

See the print button right below the photo guide?


Then, it will take you to a screen with all the steps which you can print from!


Snapguide thinks of everything!

Euphorically Upcycling,

Your Friends at Graphic 45



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It's so beautiful,thanks for your sharing.

These are very inspiring projects. Thanks for sharing,

Interesting concept. I prefer the 'tutorials' that are available. I like the creator speaking to me about the steps being performed and giving tips about what worked, what they tried that didn't work and why.

I'm having trougle opening the Snapguide website. I can view it for a few seconds, then it disappers with a message that Internet Explorer has stopped working. Is anyone else having this trouble? Or is it just my computer?

Wonderful new projects!!!!I had never heard of snap guide but willing to try it if I will learn more about graphic 45 projects!

I have been watching for your newest line. As expected, I can hardly wait for the "An Eerie Tale ' papers and embellishments to be available.

As a longtime Red Riding Hood collector, I am THRILLED at the new line that includes her!!!! Bravo!

Thanks for sharing

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