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 . . .

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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 . . .

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.


Catch of the Day for Button Farm . . .

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My latest Button Farm mini-album

features

Graphic 45 Catch of the Day.

This was such a fun album to work on.

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Yes, it's still inter-active

and as always

the Graphic 45 images are detailed and amazing to work with.

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A Tim Holtz knob helps with the closure that also features

a Graphic 45 tag and an anchor charm.

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Two waterfalls will hold lots of photos from your latest outing,

Father's Day, 4th of July, a summer's weekend or a fishing trip.

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You can find more photos on the

Button Farm site including a video walk through.

Hope you like it!


Love these new designs . . .

 If you see these new designs on every one of my projects, 

don't be surprised.

 
I love these designs so much!
Here's what I did with mine (this time 😉)
 
Wanting to use color on these with
Tim Holtz crayons,
I first painted them with 
Picket Fence Distress Stain.
 
 
Let dry thoroughly then
choose your favorite TH Crayons
and paint away.
 
Of course you can go from crayon
direct to image
but I prefer to spread some crayon
on my mat,
then pick up color with a bit of water on a brush.
I feel like I have more control.
 

 

 
For the butterfly, I chose softer pinkish colors
(mix of Fired Brick, Abandoned Coral, Milled Lavender)
and then
added some TH butterfly wings & spinners.

 

 
I used the smaller flower on the inside of the card
 
and the larger die cut on the outside of the card.
 
Hope you love these new
Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts
as much as I do.