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 . . .

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.

 


Do you have a minute . . .

If you do, you can make a few Christmas gift tags using leftovers from your

Graphic 45 Card Club Kit - Nutcracker Sweet Collection

Vol 12 - 2021

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Nothing fancy here, these tags will take just a few minutes to create

and look adorable on your packages.

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Adding a bit of glitz goes a long way.

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Here's what I used:

Staples – Artist Trading Tags, Kraft: 4500847

Staples – Artist Trading Tags, Ivory: 4500846

Large tag, ATC tag and Flowers Dies – SKU: 4501687

Did you know these Graphic 45 tag dies

are just a tad bit smaller than the actual tags,

allowing for a border all around the tag including the grommet hole.

Genius! And a must have for crafters.

Leftover pieces from

Nutcracker Sweet Collection 8x8 paper pad

Stay tuned for more ideas with the leftovers from your

Graphic 45 Card Club Kit.


2018 Seasonal Folios . . .

December 1 brings a new challenge at the

Mini Album Makers Challenge Blog.

I'm getting ready for the new year with folios from Heartfelt Creations decorated with gorgeous papers from Graphic 45 and embellishments courtesy of Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.

It all began with these Flipfold Album Inserts:

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Here's what you get in each package:

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I used the wider of the two options with several of the flips and decided to decorate them with these gorgeous papers from Graphic 45.

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You can find the entire collection of Graphic 45 Seasons paper here: Graphic 45 Seasons

These folios can be configured in several different ways. As you'll see from the pictures below, on two of the folios I used waterfalls. On the other two folios I used side flips.

 

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Spring 2The wrought iron miniature fence is available thru

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.

I used it as a pocket for photo mats.

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The *Spring* words & flowers were backed on black cardstock

and used as a belly band.

The horizontal words at the bottom of the page

is a skinny pocket

insuring that the inserts don't slide out of that page.


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SUMMER

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This folio was completed with side flips:
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AUTUMN

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I adore these feathers from 

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts

Feathers Shape Set

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Simple Feathers

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and these garden Gates Shape Sets

used as a pocket

from

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts

 

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This Autumn folio uses side flips.
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WINTER


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"Winter" has a waterfall for photo placement.

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As suggested by a class I took with Heartfelt Creations, you can add a magnet to the back of each of these and they make beautiful refrigerator mini booklets for photos of the season.

They are all bound in a mini-book created from scratch.

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 I've included a free PDF tutorial on how I bound these Heartfelt Creations/Graphic 45 folios. You can find the tutorial here:

Binding the Heartfelt Creations Folios

Why not create your own mini and join us on the Mini Album Makers Challenge Blog?

We have a few easy rules for you to become eligible for a great prize from our wonderful sponsors:

  1. Any Handmade Book Goes.  Enter any form of handmade mini albums, scrapbooks, journals and book arts.  Our focus is on completed works, so no layouts or journal spreads that are not part of a complete handmade book project. You do not have to provide a tutorial, but we wish you would. Feel free to use one of the DT tutorials to make your project and give proper credit where due.  
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Combine with any other challenges as applicable.  No limit on entries.  Share the love by visiting and commenting on other entries.  Please become a follower.  That's it - have fun!

See what my talented Teamies have created this month by visiting our Challenge Blog:  Mini Album Makers Challenge Blog

 


WOYWW September 27, 2017 . . .

So much fun playing with a soon-to-be envelope mini offered by Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts. 

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Playing with the upcoming envelope album and Graphic 45's Olde Curiosity Shoppe. Everything about Graphic 45's designs are so fun to work with. From bold patterns to tiny fussy cutting, the G45 collections have it all and are always inspiring.

Here's one of the pages I'll be using for the sample:

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And in no time at all, this occurred:

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So much fun today with all these elements, papers, embellishments and inks.  

Posting on WOYWW September 27, 2017


Saturday, March 11 @ Checkered Cottage . . .

Nature's Sketchbook Portfolio

Thank you to everyone who signed up for this Graphic 45 Portfolio workshop.

We'll start promptly at 10:30 am. 

Here's what you'll need to bring to the Graphic 45 portfolio workshop Saturday.

  • Paper Trimmer (12" variety)
  • Corner Rounder
  • Crafty Foam Tape - preferably black
  • Edge Distresser
  • Distress Inks: Black Soot and applicator
  • Large round hole punch (for making divets in pockets)
  • Score board - the large one
  • Your patience please. 

I am very excited to share this project with you. There are flips, hidden inserts and other amazing things that you'll have fun with. And that means lots of concentration and work. I'm confident you'll love this when it's complete and be very proud of yourself.

Let the fun begin . . .

Saturday, March 11

@

Checkered Cottage - Kirkwood MO

 


So very honored . . .

to be featured on Graphic 45's blog as an Alumni Team Member. My term with Graphic was one of the best experiences ever! Here's one of my projects with Graphic's Halloween in Wonderland.

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This book was made from scratch using chipboard as the base.

I covered the spine with Graphic 45 fabric I found online.

Then added a hidden hinge binding system from Kathy Orta King.

Once the hinge was in place, I added Graphic 45 Square Black Envelopes for the pages.

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To attach the envelopes to the hinge, turn the envelope sideways

and cut about an 1/8" from the bottom of the envelope.

Add score tape to the both sides of the hinge.

Reveal the tape and open the bottom of the envelope

placing one side of the envelope on each side of the hinge.

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You'll be covering the hinge with the bottom of the envelope.

By using the envelopes, you'll have space for decorating and photos

both in and out of the envelopes.

TIPS: These are just a couple of things I always do with my projects.

  • Ink white core edges. Almost all scrapbook paper is printed on white cardstock. So when you look at the side of the paper, you will see the white core. I always ink this. It just seems to make the paper look a bit more finished. Use an ink that closely matches the paper and run an ink applicator along the white edge. It’s quick and easy. Don’t forget to ink the white core of any fussy cutting you’re doing.
  • Sand down those little nibs from chipboard. Many manufacturers print chipboard on one large sheet so that you pop-out the individual pieces from the main sheet. Once popped out, you’ll see that the chipboard was *attached* with little nibs. (not sure what the proper name of those things are) Sand those down to create a more professional look. To finish the chipboard, ink the edges with a complimentary ink.
  • Paint the backs of chipboard pieces. When using pre-manufactured chipboard pieces that you are not adhering directly to paper, paint the backs a pretty color to give them a finished look.

Thanks for visiting my blog today.