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September 19, 2015

Tutorials for a Crafty Weekend!

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Weekends are a great time to get to the craft room! We hope you get to spend some time there today. We have provided two tutorials that you can try. Arlene Cuevas and Katie Zoey Ho have three stunning ideas for you today. Let's jump into the fun!

Many of you have started your Christmas cards like amazing holiday crafters. Try these two ideas by Arlene with her amazing video tutorial below!

"It doesn’t have to be the holidays to get in the mood for creating some Christmas cards! I’ve been eyeballing “A Christmas Carol” collection in my stash for weeks now and I’ve been dying to play with it, even though it’s 100 degrees outside here in Northern California! Be sure to stick around for my video tutorial showing you how I created one of these cards.

Tip: You can simplify Christmas Card making this year by picking up coordinating elements like the Journaling & Ephemera cards, chipboard and 6x6 Patterns & Solids paper pad.
" ~Arlene

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Arlene's Video Tutorial

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Supply List

A Christmas Carol 8x8 paper pad
A Christmas Carol 6x6 Patterns and Solids
A Christmas Carol Journaling and Ephemera cards
A Christmas Carol Tags and Envelopes
A Christmas Carol Chipboard
Staples: Ornate Metal Key, Ornate Metal Keyhole, Metal clothespin, Stamped metal brad
Petaloo flowers and leaves
Wild Orchid Crafts flowers
Ranger Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
Paper Studio sequins
MFT Hot Fudge card stock
Paper Trey Ink Kraft Card stock
Glossy Accents
Scotch ATG
Hot Glue
Scrapbook adhesives 3D Foam Squares

Now, how about an adorable idea to give your books a great new look! Love these book corners by Katie!

"Something a little simple and origami, with practicality - book corners. While bookmarks are common, book corners can act as bookmarks too! Simple enough that you can get your kids to make their own book corners." ~Katie


Check out How to Make Book Corners by Katie Z. on Snapguide.  

Katie's Snapguide Tutorial




Supply List

Precious Memories Papers (Cherish, Cutie Pie, Sugar and Spice)
Mulberry Flowers

What great ideas! Thanks for joining us today, G45ers. We hope you get to try them over this weekend. Have a great Saturday!

Happy Crafting,

The G45 Family

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Pretty card and book marks! thank you!

LOVE Arlene's beautiful cards and Katie's book corners are so pretty!! What a great gift idea! TFS!

A set of Katie's book corners would make a great Christmas gift, maybe include with a set of handmade stationary or a book/journal. Since I purchased the Christmas Carol paper collection, I will be making Arlene's Christmas cards this year:) Maybe a bit smaller to fit the envelopes I have on hand:)

Fun projects today! This newest Christmas collection is so beautiful...so many images from which to choose. Love this bookmark idea! Both tutorials are easy to follow. Thanks, Design Team!

Wow, so nice and original x

The only thing better than seeing a finished item made by Arlene, is to watch one of her how to videos. The style of the fast action work is perfect. Never boring and always informative and wonderful to watch. Well done, again, Arlene.

Oh, those cards are gorgeous and so creative. Love your work.

Question - what kind of envelope would you use to mail a beautiful card like this? I make my own most of the time, but am curious if you have a better way to protect all that work and beauty.

corners adorable ~ the cards are so beautiful ~

Super projects today! Love the cards and bookmarks.

Great projects! Love the cards and book marks.

Great projects!! The bookmarks are so cute!

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