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August 04, 2016

Graphic 45 Goes Back to School!

School timetable-An ABC Primer-Tutorial by Lena Astafeva-products by Graphic 45-Photo-12 

It's already back-to-school time for many of us here in the United States - it seems to be earlier and earlier every year! With the hustle and bustle starting up again, we have some great ideas for this busy time of year. Keep things fun and organized! Lena Astafeva and Sandy Trefger have ideas AND tutorials to show you how!

First, Lena made this for her son to keep each day organized. How great is this?

"Back to School. I made a school timetable. This timetable  I will give to my son.

My timetable in frame. We can write with chalk on the tags. I’ll show you how to make school timetable of the lessons quickly and simply" ~Lena

School timetable-An ABC Primer-Tutorial by Lena Astafeva-products by Graphic 45-Photo-12

Check out How to Make a School Timetable by Elena Astafeva on Snapguide.  

Lena's Snapguide tutorial


School timetable-An ABC Primer-Tutorial by Lena Astafeva-products by Graphic 45-Photo-12

School timetable-An ABC Primer-Tutorial by Lena Astafeva-products by Graphic 45-Photo-12

School timetable-An ABC Primer-Tutorial by Lena Astafeva-products by Graphic 45-Photo-12


School timetable-An ABC Primer-Tutorial by Lena Astafeva-products by Graphic 45-Photo-12


School timetable-An ABC Primer-Tutorial by Lena Astafeva-products by Graphic 45-Photo-12



School timetable-An ABC Primer-Tutorial by Lena Astafeva-products by Graphic 45-Photo-12


School timetable-An ABC Primer-Tutorial by Lena Astafeva-products by Graphic 45-Photo-12

Supply List :

DIY Craft Paper-Typography & Type Numbers
ABC Primer Deluxe Collector's Edition
Cling Stamp Typography
Artist Trading Tags-Black
Embossing stamp pad  TOP BOSS
Embossing powder

Sandy has a great idea for a teacher gift with a bonus project using our DIY Craft Rolls! You are going to love her fabulous ideas.

"A fun, cute and useful Back to School Teacher gift can be quickly created in 60 minutes or less with a small clipboard, memo pad, pencils, ribbon and some lovely Graphic 45 papers and embellishments.   I was inspired to create this project after seeing a clipboard with matching pencils at a department store.  I decided to buy a blank kraft clipboard, a junior legal pad and some pencils to make one Graphic 45 style.  I looked to the September Montage paper in the 12x12 Children’s Hour collection for paper that had school vibes and then paired that with other papers from the collection as well as 8x8 papers from the in complimentary, smaller prints to wrap my pencils.  These clipboards would oh so cute for any occasion.  Happy Crafting! ~ Sandy

Bonus Back to School Project:

To decorate your desk or a shelf for Back to School, wrap several hardback books with the fabulous Graphic 45 DIY Craft Paper Rolls.  It’s super quick and easy!  Lay out the paper, place your opened book on the paper and trim the paper to the size needed, about 2” taller on each end of your book and 2” on each side.  Fold the paper to fit and tuck the side flaps into the front and back cover of the book.  No need to tape or glue down.  Stack several wrapped book together and tie with button string or ribbon if desired.

Tip #1:

An easy way to tie a large bow out of ribbon that is one sided is to loop the bow to the size desired (do not tie it), allow for the tails and hold it all together with your hand.  Then take some button string or other string and tie it tightly over the center of the bow.  Finish it off by concealing the string with an element such as a Graphic 45 chipboard button.

Tip #2:


When wrapping pencils with decorative paper, it is best if you sharpen the pencil before wrapping it.  Use a piece of sandpaper or a sanding tool and gently sand off any of the pencil “paint” that might show after you wrap it with paper.  This way you will only see the wood color of the pencil between the paper and the sharpened end." ~Sandy

Back to School Memo Pad Clipboard, Children's Hour, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

Check out How to Create a Graphic 45 School Memo Pad Clipboard by Sandy Trefger on Snapguide.  

Sandy's Snapguide Tutorial

Back to School Memo Pad Clipboard, Children's Hour, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Back to School Memo Pad Clipboard, Children's Hour, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Back to School Memo Pad Clipboard, Children's Hour, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Back to School Memo Pad Clipboard, Children's Hour, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1



Back to School Memo Pad Clipboard, Children's Hour, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

Supply List

Graphic 45 Children’s Hour 12x12 Paper Collection
Graphic 45 Children’s Hour 8x8 Paper Pad
Graphic 45 ATC Kraft Tags
Graphic 45 Children’s Hour Tags & Pockets
Graphic 45 Children’s Hour Alphabet Sticker Sheet
Graphic 45 Children’s Hour Journaling Chipboard
Ribbon & Button String
Small Clipboard
Black Acrylic Paint
Pencils
Small Paper Clip
Junior Legal Paper Pad
Distress Ink, Black Soot
White Glue & Scor-Tape

This week we are giving away such an awesome prize pack! One lucky and randomly chosen winner will win the prize pack pictured below. All you have to do is comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to win. Isn't this an awesome prize? Have fun entering and we will announce a winner here tomorrow on Friday, August 5, 2016. So, make sure to enter today!

(2) Safari Adventure Full Collection Prize Pack

We hope this busy season will be fruitful and fun. Enjoy these dog days of summer and first days of school!

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here

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Comments

Wow, such an awesome prize! Love Graphic 45!

Perfect for back to school.

Love these school projects! My school supplies never looked this cool, of course that was decades ago and before Graphic 45 came along:)

Totally adorable! I can't believe summer is almost behind us! Thanks for the great Fall ideas!

Great ideas!

Really loving these Back-To-School projects. My grandkids are all starting back to school in the next couple weeks and never know what to make to celebrate with them!

Perfect back to school projects. Super prize giveaway package. Could put it to good use!

What creative ideas for back to school. thanks for the chance to win this awesome prize

What great back to school projects.
Thank you
Sue MacFall

LOVE both of these back to school projects but I am definitely making one of Lena's "Time organizers' for my granddaughter who is starting school for the first time EVER this year!! So exciting!!

So love the awesome project created and the patterned papers are really stunning! Love them all!

Wonderful creative and fun ideas.

These "back to school" projects are awesome! Time to start thinking of some fall projects...thanks for the inspiration!

Great projects. Hard to believe
that the kids will be starting school
again soon. Seems like yesterday when it was time for them to be done with last year.
thanks for sharilng.

Such a cute clipboard. That would look great on a teacher's desk. Thanks for the tutorials.

Love the school projects!

Both projects are both useful and amazingly eye-catching!

Lovely back to school projects! Very creative.

Love the clip board!

Beautiful designs. Back to school already with beautiful projects.

I love these back to school projects! Thanks for the chance to win your give away!

Love these school projects!!!!

Super cute projects!

Love this paper. Projects look like fun.

Wonderful creative and fun ideas.

Lovely projects for back to school! I may have to make a version of one of them for my oldest daughter, a second-grade teacher. She would love it! Thanks for offering such an awesome prize package, also!

DESIGNERS ARE RIGHT ON THE MARK WITH THE AMAZING PRACTICAL PROJECTS any teacher would love to receive. I would love to win the Safari collection and create my papercrafting adventure.

Really great and practical ideas. Awesome prize package. Here's hoping I win.

Both Lena & Sandy's project are beautiful & practical. Great job ladies. Thanks G45 for featuring such a great prize package this week. Keeping fingers crossed.

Love these back to school projects! Thanks for the tutorials!

This is a most generous prize package! Can't believe we are already this close to the start of school!

Great projects once again! It seems that no matter what you make with G45 materials, from practical to fanciful, it will be absolutely gorgeous!

This organizer is
awesome and the
clipboard is a great
idea.
Carla from Utah

I am sooooo loving this Safari Adventure Collection! This prize package is incredible, thanks for the chance to win.

I love the back to school projects, easy enough to turn them into scrapbook pages. I would love to go on a Safari with the Safari Adventure Collection! Roar!!

So enjoy seeing the creativity on your blog! And I really love the Safari collection!

LOVE, love love these school projects!

Lovely ideas and inspiration. Love the project idea by Lena using the chalkboard tags. Cute.

Fab projects! I love the idea of covering some pencils with my pretty G45 papers -- must try!!

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