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July 10, 2014

The Many Possibilities with Good ol' Sport


Summer is such a fun season to use our Good ol' Sport collection. The colors and images remind us to get outside, have fun, and celebrate the rich colors of this season! We have three amazing Good ol' Sport projects today! First, we start off with an amazing altered tray by Annette Green. Then, we share an all-star card by Lori Williams. We wrap up the blog with a home run - Nadya Lifa's altered wall hanging display. What a great day this will be - great ideas for masculine projects and for celebrating those wonderful summer days!

Don't forget to take part in our contest this week! Another giveaway perfect for summer - By the Sea! Just comment here on the blog or on Facebook to win.



Now, let's celebrate Good ol' Sport! Annette shares the most wonderful altered tray with glorious details throughout. You're going to love it!

"My husband is a hard-working and even harder-playing type of guy. He has always loved his sports, so I thought this sports-themed display tray would make the perfect Father’s Day gift for him this year. The Good Ol’ Sport collection has it ALL covered, from football to baseball, hockey and boxing and more. I was able to pull together a nice memory keepsake which Paul can enjoy for years and years." ~Annette




Annette's Good ol' Sport Tray Video



Love how she used the banners and the rosettes!





What great photos! A perfect keepsake.



Graphic 45 Supplies

 Good Ol’ Sport 12 x 12 papers, various
Good Ol’ Sport Chipboard 1
Good Ol’ Sport Banners, double-sided cardstock
Good Ol’ Sport Alphabet Stickers
Graphic 45 Staples: Ornate metal key and label holder
Other Supplies
Core-dinations Signature Series cardstock for Graphic 45
Black Display Tray
Metal findings, Tim Holtz Idea-ology
Ribbon & waxed twine
Various adhesives
Black Soot Distress Ink for inking edges

The colors that Lori uses are just perfect on this card. And she provides a tutorial for how to get that faux leather look that is the perfect compliment for more masculine projects.

"I’ve got a whole house full of boys so the Good Ol’ Sport Collection is perfect for my family. My youngest son loves cards and ones that have a twist are his favorite. This easel card is fun in and of itself as it’s an easel card. I love easel cards because they display so well and seem to be more than just a card. This one has a little motion fun to it also. The baseball on the front of the card slides up and down for movement as if it’s being knocked out of the park.

Be sure to see the tutorial that accompanies this card. It will show you how to make the faux leather trim that combines so well with the masculine theme." ~Lori

Good ole sport open_edited-1


Check out How to Create Faux Leather From Paper by Lori Williams on Snapguide.  

Faux Leather Technique Tutorial

Good ole sport open_edited-1

Good ole sport open_edited-1

Good ole sport open_edited-1

Good ole sport open_edited-1

Supply List

Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport 12 x 12 Collection
Touch Down
Number 1 Fan
All Star
Good Ol’ Sport Chipboard 1
Good Ol’ Sport Stickers
Good Ol’ Sport Banners
Good Ol’ Sport Chipboard 2
Good Ol’ Sport 6 x 6 Patterns and Solids
Other Products Used:
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Foam Tape
Kraft Cardstock
Embossing Folder
Clear Embossing Powder
Heat Gun
X-acto Knife

This altered art project by Nadya is a true touchdown! And what a great quote she included from Ralph Waldo Emerson and our corresponding chipboard: "Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."

Good Ol` Sport Box1 - Nadya Lifa

Good Ol` Sport Box1 - Nadya Lifa

Good Ol` Sport Box1 - Nadya Lifa

Good Ol` Sport Box1 - Nadya Lifa

Supply list

Graphic 45 Good Ol` Sport paper Good Ol Sport
Graphic 45 Good Ol` Sport paper Big Score
Graphic 45 Good Ol` Sport paper Play Ball
Graphic 45 Good Ol` Sport paper All Star
Graphic 45 Good Ol` Sport paper Champion
Graphic 45 Good Ol` Sport paper Newsworthy
Graphic 45 Good Ol` Sport paper Cheer On
Graphic 45 Good Ol` Sport paper Number 1 Fan
Graphic 45 Good Ol` Sport paper Teamwork
Good Ol` Sport Banners
Good Ol` Sport Chipboard-1
Good Ol` Sport Chipboard-2

What amazing projects from these talented designers! We are so glad you joined us for a day of newsworthy creations. Which one sparked your creativity?

Have an All Star Day,

Graphic 45

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I love this!

beautiful projects, love them all. and that tray is fabulous

Beautiful projects!

Love the altered trays and the snapguide! Thanks!

I think this is the best ever sports themed paper collection. Who doesn't have old photos of family & friends that deserve a nice setting?

Love all the projects!

Wow! Love them all. Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful Projects. Lovely inspirations:)

Love these masculine themed projects! Thanks for the faux leather tutorial.

I love it :-D Graphic 45 papers are the best for me to make shadow boxes :-D These all are gorgeous and very inspirational :-D

Amazing projects!

All great projects, particularly like the rather austere looking woman pointing orders. Spiffing my dears!! :))

I love these trays. Can't wait to try this project!

Great masculine projects, glad G45 put out such a good line for more guy oriented projects!

Wonderful projects! Such talent. Here's hoping for the By The Sea prize!

Oh such amazing inspiration!! Love the paper collection in your giveaway:)

Fabulous, fabulous, projects, by truly gifted designers, providing us with the inspiration to create fabulous projects of our own.

Annette and Nadya knocked it out the park with these Good Ole Sport projects; awesome keepsakes and card !

WOW! LOVE all of these! My Good Ol' Sport papers should be arriving by Saturday! Can't wait to get them and get creative with them! Thanks for the inspiration!

I love the masculine look of the tray and card. Beautiful!

What great interesting projects.Great inspiration for my next sports projects.Thanks for sharing.

BEE-YOU-TEE-FULL!!! Great inspiration today! Love these designers and Graphic 45!

It seems like every time I leave a comment I am using one of the same several words: inspirational, beautiful, amazing, fantastic, clever, detailed. I considered looking up new words to use when I realized I only needed this phrase: Graphic 45. All of those great words and more!

Wow, definitely a homerun! Great projects, such talented designers. Want to definitely check out the faux leather technique. Michelle t

Super Good Ole Sports projects.

While my guys aren't into the whole sports thing, I can well appreciate that many men are so inclined. Thanks for showing us these lovely projects. I especially like the use of little banners on 2 of the projects. Thanks for offering the opportunity to win a product package!

Great masculine projects!

Fantastic !! Love it all

Great projects! Thanks for the inspiration!

Definitely my day here on the blog-oldest son is a football coach! I am inspired and excite-I see Christmas,birthday,and Father's Day all right here.

Oh, what a great tutorial on making faux leather paper and what a wonderful project. Love Good Old Sports collection. So perfect for a day at the Baseball Park and more.

Love the sport
tray! Great use
for it. Lovely
work on all
the projects.
Carla from Utah

Good 'Ol Sport is such a fun collection, and I just love the projects shared today!

Beautiful and inspiring projects! Love all the G45 collections!

I absolutely love the card. The ball moves is a great idea. The tray is so nice too.

Fantastic inspiration, thanks ladies! You have my mind whirling now. :)

I'm always in awe of the beautiful creations the design team produces.

These projects are wonderful and the best use of this collection I've seen yet! Creative and inspiring, thanks so much for sharing!!

Good old sport has been a great kit for me!

Soooo gorgeous work once again. unbelievable how they can keep on comming up with sooo much beauty , but they obviously do.

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