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!


WOYWW . . .

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Playing along today with

"What's on your work desk Wednesday".

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I can't get by without my glue bottle stand from

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts,

even when it needs a bit of repair.

Clips hold it together while the glue is drying

but it still holds my glue bottle the way it should.

 

And working on a Graphic 45 mini-album with

Come One, Come All Collection.

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Have a great week everyone!


Come One, Come All . . .

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While waiting for some new product

I've been working on my

Graphic 45 Come One, Come All 

mini-book.

As we all do, I hoard Graphic 45 everything

and found these envelopes in my stash.

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I wanted to glue these down to a page.

Problem is, I like the back as much as I like the front.

I'm cutting them apart, making hinges and using both sides.

Step 1: Cut off a sliver from the bottom of the envelope.

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Step 2: I "round" the envelope to get a good look at

one of the side seams and then

cut along the side seam to open up the envelope.

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Then cut down the other seam so you have a separate

back from the front.

Step 3: Cut off the envelope flap at the top of the 

"Timeless" tag.

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Step 4: Create 3 seams for the front of the envelope.

One for each side and one for the bottom.

Attach 1/2 of each seam to the inside left, right and

bottom of the envelope front.

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Note: I didn't make a gusset for my seams.

But if you want to "stuff" this envelope with goodies,

make sure you create a gusset.

Step 5: Attach the seams to the main page of your book.

Then attach the top fold-over to the page,

making sure the fold covers the front part of the

main envelope.

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The above photo shows my envelope on the page

with my leftover Timeless tag.

Below is another page I did, using the same cuts

with the red envelope and the Timeless tag.

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Super easy and fast to create!


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.