Graphic 45 Christmas Wall Art

Hi everyone, It’s Joann with you today to share a fun Christmas project.  This week Core’dinations and Graphic 45 are doing a blog hop, stop by and check it out for a chance to win some great prizes.  With the Christmas season fast approaching I remembered one of my favorite traditions.  Every year the family goes to see the local production of the Nutcracker so I dug out my G45 Nutcracker paper collection and this is what I came up with.

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Graphic 45 Wall Art Supplies:

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To make this project follow these steps:

Step 1. Cut all of your pieces out in the paper you choose.  I used a White card stock.

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Step 2. Assemble your shadow boxes.  Each of the boxes except for the largest one is 2 pieces the same size so matching them up is easy.

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Step 3. Attach the largest frame to the front panel and then start attaching the individual shadow boxes starting in a corner and working your way out.

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Step 4. Once all the shadow boxes have been attached, fasten on the back panel.

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Step 5.  Cut a piece of your Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Seasonal Impressions and using your Sand It Gadget, sand all the panels to show off that lovely embossing. Don’t forget yo use your Dust Buddy to clean-up the dust!  Once you are finished your sanding attach the pieces to the front of the assembled unit and start decorating!

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Thanks for stopping by for a peek… Have a great day my crafty friends!

~Joann

 

Saving For a Rainy Day Bank with Graphic 45

I love working with Graphic 45 products, and I always find that I am challenged to think outside of the box – or in this case, design around the box. I started out with the G45 ATC Book Box, and decided to turn it into a Dog House that functions as a bank.  Using the Raining Cats and Dogs collection got me thinking about  saving for a rainy day and inspired the idea of a piggy bank.

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Saving For a Rainy Day Bank Supplies:

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I constructed a roof to fit over the box ( and cut a hole to insert money).  The dog house was decorated and finished with a paper umbrella, made from a scalloped circle.  To access the money inside, simply untie the ribbon.

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Wouldn’t this be a fun way to save up those pennies for more craft supplies?!!

Thanks for stopping by.

~Gini

 

CAS Cards with Graphic 45 Signature Series

I love all the Core’dinations collections but one of my favorites is the Graphic 45 Signature Series. The colors are just so rich and yummy and the match perfectly to the Graphic 45 pattern papers. For my projects I made a feminine and masculine card to show the versatility of our cardstock and their patterned papers.

Feminine Sentiment Card

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Feminine Sentiment Card Supplies:

For this card I used the Place in Time collection. For my Cardstock I used the Signature Series Lights collection. I layered my cardstock and embossed the Robin’s Egg using a Darice embossing folder and then layered my pattern paper on top. For my sentiment I used some Paper Smooches dies and stamps.

Masculine Birthday Card

For my masculine card I used the Graphic 45 Good ol Sports collection along with my Core’dinations Signature Series Darks. I once again, I layered my cardstock and used the tearing technique at the botton of the cardstock. I then punched circles of the pattern paper and layered them on the card.

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Masculine birthday card supplies:

I have a video to share with you today on how I made this card:

~Mary Pat

 

Unique Graphic 45 Gift Bag & Card

Hanging your more 3D cards on the front of an altered gift bag is a great way to display your card and create a unique feature for your bag. Clare Buswell created this neat design using Core’dinations Graphic 45 Signature Series Lights and Graphic 45 papers.

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Gift Bag and Tag Supply List:

  • Signature Series Graphic 45 – Lights
  • Graphic 45 – Bohemian Bazaar Collection 8×8
  • Sand It Gadget
  • Dust Buddy
  • Darice Paper Crafting Bags Bag
  • Cuttlebug Embossing folder Anna Griffin Ogee Damask
  • Big Shot
  • Tim Holtz Sizzix Tattered Florals Die
  • Card hanger die (http://soapboxcreations.blogspot.com/p/card-hanger-die.html)
  • Ranger Coffee Ink
  • May Arts 5/8″ Crochet Ribbon Natural
  • May Arts Twisted Burlap Ribbon Ivory
  • Enamel dots
  • Circle It stamp set The Crafts Meow
  • Flower Stamen

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Flower Instructions:

Step 1. Die cut 5 large flowers and 1 medium using Tim Holtz Tattered Floral die and Creme Brulee cardstock from the Signature Series Graphic 45 – Lights Collection. Using a scissors snip in between the petals on the medium flower. Sand all edges using Sand It Gadget and wipe with Dust Buddy.

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Step 2. On a foam mat use the top of a pen lid to create a cupped effect on each petal by pressing into the cardstock. Repeat for each layer. Make a hole in the center of each flower.

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Step 3. Fold over a bunch of flower stamen, insert into center of smallest layer. Continue adding layers and add a small amount of tacky glue at the base of each flower between layers.

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Step 4. To make sure the back of the flower was flat I added some pieces of masking tape to cover the ends of the stamen. This makes it easier to attach to your project.

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Step 5. Once all the layers are complete, use your fingers to shape the flower, pushing the center petals slightly closed.

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Bag Instructions: 

Step 1. Die cut two pieces of Spring Green cardstock from the Signature Series Graphic 45 – Lights Collection and the card hanger die. Cut two strips of patterned paper from Graphic 45 – Bohemian Bazaar Collection 8×8 to fit across the top of the bag.

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Step 2. Use the inner piece from the die cut hanger to trace around on your bag, cut out slightly larger. Adhere the die cut piece, as shown.

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Step 3. Adhere the second die cut piece on the inside of the bag, for a neat finish.

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Step 4. Attach the patterned paper strips from Graphic 45 – Bohemian Bazaar Collection to the top of the bag at the front and back and then slip the card through the card holder.

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~Clare

 

Bright & Cheerful Cards with Graphic 45

November 18, 2014 by  
Filed under Cards & Tags, Core Blog, Core Projects

Suzanna Lee here today and I created two bright and cheerful cards that are perfect for pretty much any occasion! Just replace the sentiment for your special event and you have two beautiful cards.  Graphic 45 and Core’dinations are the perfect match.

‘Wish You Were Here’ Sentiment Card

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‘Wish You Were Here’ Card Supplies:

Step 1:  Cut a large banner shape from Core’dinations cardstock and then sand and emboss. Cut a smaller banner shape from core’dinating patterned paper. Adhere.

Step 2: Cut a small square and score frame. Sand. Cut a smaller sentiment from Graphic 45 patterned paper and some flowers.

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Step 3: Adhere twine and you are done!

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Congrats Tri-Fold Card

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  • Core’dinations Graphic 45 Darks collection
  • Core Basics Smooth Kraft
  • Sand it Set
  • Patterned Paper – Graphic 45 (Couture, 6×6 patterns and solids)
  • Embossing folder – Elizabeth Crafts
  • Die – Sizzix
  • i Rock tool and gems – Imaginisce
  • Twine – The Twinery
  • Stamp – Simon Says Stamp
  • Button – Tim Holtz
  • Chipboard hearts – Studio Calico

Step 1: Using a die cut, cut the smooth kraft cardstock. Trim Core’dinations cardstock, sand and emboss and adhere to base. Do the same with patterned paper or more cardstock for the other side.

Step 2: Die cut the repeating scallop shape in various Graphic 45 papers, stamp sentiment and add embellishments. Adhere.

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Step 3: Add a gift card in the inside for a quick and easy gift!

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~Suzanna

 

Tiny Turtles Layout featuring Graphic 45

November 18, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Graphic 45, Scrapbooking

The color palette for the Graphic 45 Couture Collection was a perfect match for photos I just took of my daughter and her tiny pet turtle. The aqua color was an obvious choice to match the photo background- but I knew I wanted to bring the green of the turtle in as well. I decided to create a “quilt” effect, and add in the green using Core’dinations cardstock. All the patterns of the Graphic 45, and the textures of the embossed cardstock mimic the look of a quilt, and machine stitching the squares together really brought the look together.

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Tiny Turtles Layout Supplies:

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Step 1: Select papers you would like for your layout, using a mixture of patterned papers and coordinating cardstock. and cut them into 4″x3″ pieces. Emboss and sand the cardstock pieces. Arrange the pieces out on a 12×12 sheet of cardstock, centering around a 4×6 photo. Machine stitch the perimeter of each piece.

Step 2: Using an Electronic Cutting Machine create title using Core’dinations Chalk Core. Adhere to layout.

Step 3: Using an Electronic Cutting Machine cut turtle shapes from Mantis and Crab Grass cardstock. Assemble turtles on Smooth Ivory Tags. Add Baker’s twine. Add additional embellishments to tags as desired. Adhere tags to layout.

Here is a close-up of the turtles:

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Step 4: Add 3″ x 4″ photo to layout using washi tape.

Step 5 :Cut Chalk Core cardstock into strips to fit a manual Dymo Label Maker (pictured). Create journaling strips. Sand strips. Adhere to layout.

 ~Shaunte

 

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