Do you have a minute . . .

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I've got another quick project for you 

using leftovers from your

Graphic 45 Card Kit - Vol 12 - 2021

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Create a pouch to hold

candy for a Christmas stocking, 

a gift certificate,

or a small gift when meeting friends for lunch.

Here's what I used:

Leftovers from the Graphic 45 Card Kit Vol 12 - 2021

Nutcracker Sweet 8x8 paper pad leftovers

Pouch Template from the inside cover of the paper pad

Leftover tag

Ribbon from my stash

(sorry, candy not included)

Mouse pad or similar

bone folder

small saucer

scoreboard

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Cut out the pouch template and then trace around the template

on a piece of leftover Nutcracker Sweet paper.

Using your score board,

score the straight lines as indicated on the template.

For the rounded lines shown on the template,

line up a small saucer on top of a mouse pad

& score around the saucer.

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Carefully fold on the rounded scored lines,

adhere the bottom and side together with glue or tape.

Fill with candy.

You may choose to leave the top open,

spilling the candy out onto each place setting

on your holiday table.

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Or close up the pouch and tuck into

a Christmas stocking.

Peanut-butter-dog-treats-overhead-close-upWorks for dog treats as well.

Happy Graphic 45 crafting!


Do you have a minute . . .

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10 minutes and a few scraps from

Graphic 45's Cottage Life.

This extremely simple technique is called "torn wallpaper".

For this card front, choose

1 piece 4.25" x 5.25"

and 2 scraps that are approximately 3" x 3".

Using a craft knife, cut an "X" in the 4.25" X 5.25" layer

and roll the cut edges back.

Adhere one scrap 3"x3" to the back of the 

decorative paper and make an "X" cut

inside the first "X".

Roll the edges back.

Repeat with the 3rd 3"x3" layer.

I like to add a simple charm in the center.

DONE!

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Use this on scrapbook pages, mini-albums, junque journals

or wherever your heart desires.

Thanks for visiting!

 


Do You Have A Minute, Part 3 . . .

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What is a junk journal? According to google, "a Junk Journal is a handmade book of recycled and found materials and ephemera. The pages can be used to write, draw, paint or record memories, thoughts, ideas, and inspiration. The finished junk journal can become anything you want." 

Since I'm using up these gorgeous Graphic 45 Cottage Life papers, I'm calling this a "junque" journal. Everything sounds fancier in French! Below you'll find photos of the last couple of pages.

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I decided to keep a space for photos.

When I design a page, I like to repeat

a little something I did on the page prior

thus

the fussy cut roses.

If I'm using a belly band on a page, 

I don't want my tickets, cards, tags to fall through the bottom,

so I make a "ledge"

by cutting a strip and raising the bottom of the strip

with pop-ups.

It's a "catch-all".

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On to the next page.

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Tags, note cards, etc through a belly band again.

The  blue tag is cut in 1/3 and decorated with Dare To Dream

then glued to the belly band.

Hanging tickets are skinny and fun to do!

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I decided to cut off the side of the last page

so that it also would measure 8" wide.

Then added papers to the 3 pockets

and a bit of vintage lace.

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Not sure what I'm going to use this for yet,

but ready for the next trip,

outing with the girls,

or reminders that I need.

Thanks for visiting!

 


Graphic 45 Cottage Life continued . . .

CL1Still playing with my file folder junque journal.

I've added a couple of things to the cover:

a cottage cut apart

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Dwell In Possibility cut apart

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and a partial tag with a charm

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The moved on to the inside. This is the inside front cover:

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The roses in the lower left corner are fussy cut and tucked behind is a tag

with lots of removeable parts:

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The first page is created by taking an 8.5x11 cardstock,

cut it down to 8" x 11"

and score on the 11" side at 3" and at 3-1/2".

The 1/2" is attached to the spine of the file folder.

The 3" becomes a pocket.

The remainder becomes a page where

I attached journaling pages.

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You can see the blue cardstock spine in the photo below.

The rest of the cardstock page becomes a place for photos.

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More tomorrow!

Thanks for visiting my blog.

 


Do You Have A Minute . . .

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Well, more than a few minutes for this one.

I'm using my leftover papers from the last

Graphic 45 Card Club Kit with Cottage Life.

In my stash I found a Pendaflex file folder that has 3 pockets

and am using that to create a small junk journal.

Here's the inside showing the 3 pockets.

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Cool huh!

I cut the folder down to a height of 8".

Decorated the front cover and am working on the inside.

Join me tomorrow for more photos.

 


Do You Have A Minute . . .

This post may be inspiration for your Graphic 45 Card Club Kit leftovers.

The ideas are designed to be completed in just a few minutes.

Hidden Paper Clips

For this project you will need:

  • Scraps from your Graphic 45 Let It Bee card kit
  • Paper clip of any size, one for each hidden paper clip you want to make. I like to use the large size (2" clips)

1.  Cut 2 pieces of Let It Bee scraps: one that is 4" x 2-3/4" and one that is 4-1/4" x 2-3/4".  (The smaller piece won't be seen       when this is complete.)  Fold each in half.

2.  With the smaller piece folded in half, insert the paper clip over the fold side.
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3.  Place wet glue on one side of the small piece and over the paper clip and glue to the inside of the larger scrap. Then repeat with the opposite side so that the larger piece completely covers the paper clip piece.

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HINT:
 Instead of 2 pieces of decorative cardstock, you can use one piece of decorative cardstock for the outside and a piece of regular printer paper for the inside. I like to use two pieces of cardstock as it makes the entire clip a little stronger. And, of course, your cardstock can be cut any size you wish.

4. Add decorative elements to the outside of your clip. I've also made larger clips and added pockets with tiny tucks inside the pocket.

 

Use these in your planner,

a book,

a greeting card to hold money or a gift card,

in your mini books or junk journals.

The possibilities are endless.

 

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Have fun creating!


Do You Have A Minute . . .

This post may be inspiration for your Graphic 45 Card Club Kit leftovers.

The ideas are designed to be completed in just a few minutes.

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My friend Maria introduced me to these planners

and I've been hooked ever since.

With notes everywhere, I have paper clips etc everywhere

capturing ideas, don't forgets and everything in between.

Enter

Let It Bee

and leftovers from the Let It Bee Club Card Kit.

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I chose to decorate a July page as that's when most of the bees

in our area are the busiest.

First, the page was covered almost all the way

from top to bottom and side-to-side.

Then a piece of leftover polka dot paper was 

adhered to a pocket.

Followed by fussy cutting of those gorgeous sunflowers.

The sunflowers were only adhere at the bottom

so I could use them as tuck behinds.

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Added a divet (half a 2" circle punch) to the pocket

to make those notes easier to find.

A strip at the top of the page completes the look.

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After cutting out some favorite images, 

I backed them with plain cardstock for my note taking.

Added them to the tuck-behind sunflowers and pocket

and in a few minutes my planner page is finished.


Do You Have A Minute . . .

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Here's a super quick idea 

you might be able to use with your

Graphic 45 Alice's Tea Party

card kit club leftovers.

Book Marks!

They're flat on purpose so as not to distort your current read.

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and pop it into your book.

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For this one, I used a kraft knife to cut out the center of the frame

and replace it with my Lacey dog.

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Add bows to stick out of the top of the book.

Can you imagine how delightful it would be

for a Grandma to receive one of these with her 

Grandchild's photo!

A precious addition to your greeting cards.


Do you have a minute . . .

This post features ideas using

leftover bits and pieces from your

Graphic 45 Card Kit

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  1.  Begin with a piece of cardstock cut 5" W x 8-1/4" T. Trim the two top corners to resemble a tag.
  2. Fold up the bottom of the tag about 3" to create a pocket. 
  3. Locate two pieces of leftover Time To Flourish from your kit. They should be about 3" T x 8" W. I used the two shown in the photo below and cut to 3" T x 5" W. Cover the bottom pocket with one piece and the top of the tag with another piece. 
  4. Keeping the pocket folded up, staple the pocket closed at the top right and left corner of the pocket. 

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        5.  Next go through your leftovers and find any cut-aparts that have months and notation lines. I used these:

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        6.  Go through the Time To Flourish scraps again and choose some of your favorite images.

        7.  Using contrasting leftovers and your favorite border punch, add a border  at the top of the pocket and at the top of the  tag.  Use a piece of ribbon from the kit to adhere to the pocket border. Add two images to the lower right pocket and a flower from your own stash and the pocket is complete!

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        8.  Add the cut apart tags back into the pocket and your "stuffed pocket" is complete.

Use it to send to someone special,

as a page in your art book or junk journal,

or in your planner.

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OH . . . speaking of planners, don't miss my next 

"Do you have a minute"

Thanks for visiting today!


Do you have a minute . . .

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Are you a part of the Graphic 45 Card Club?

Do you follow Graphic 45's blog, Facebook page or Instagram account?

If so, you might have noticed my latest card designs.

Along with the cards shown on Graphic 45's posts,

I'm adding a feature to my blog using leftovers from the G45 Card Kit called

"Do you have a minute".

It features super quick projects/ideas you can create with leftovers from 

The Graphic 45 Card Club Kits.

Since February is just around the corner,

I'm using leftovers from the February page of

Time To Flourish.

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The basic leftovers are shown above.

Dig around in those leftover cardstock papers

and locate a piece of cardstock in ivory.

Cut to 8-1/2" x 5-1/2".

Score on the 8.5" side at 4.25" and fold on the score line.

Match a piece of pink cardstock close to the February Time To Flourish pink colors.

Cut a piece of light pink cardstock

4-1/8" x 5-3/8".

Adhere the pink cardstock piece to the center front

of the ivory card.

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Then add to the front, a strip of words at the bottom of the card

and

a strip of stamps at the top.

Using the February calendar piece, tie a ribbon around the calendar

and add a small flower to the center.

Pop-up the February calendar

and place it on the front of the card.

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For the inside, we'll create a pocket that will hold a gift card.

In my leftovers I found a piece of Time To Flourish February

that was tall and narrow. Cut a strip

 5-1/2" T x (about) 2" W

Holding this piece 5-1/2" T, cut from the upper left corner

to the lower right corner, creating a sort of triangle.

Add this to the inside of the card gluing on the left and bottom only.

Then locate the "How Do I Love Thee" angel image

and add this to the bottom inside of the card,

gluing on two sides only.

Add a gift certificate to this pocket.

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Ready to send to your kids or grandchildren

or tuck a note inside the pocket for a special relative.