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Let’s Hear it for the Dad’s

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Hey there peeps! I’m dropping in today with cards for the Dad’s.   These are CAS cards….which I’m learning to get better at.  It’s a little easier with masculine cards since they don’t want all the fluff and froo froo anyway.

 

Canvas Color Band With Stitched Edge

Satin with Metallic Edge

Diagonal Stripe Brown

Circus Dots on Grosgrain Black

 

Okay that’s all for me. Wishing all of you a happy and productive day : ) G

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Father’s Day Card with Graphic 45

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Masculine cards can be a challenge….but why not give them the layers and embellishments you would add to a feminine card?  For this Father’s Day card I mixed up the vintagy golf focal image and layered it in with graphic patterns from Communique and 2 different blues from A Ladies’ Diary.  Masculine inspired chippies and wood sentiment finish it off perfectly.

Father's Day Card A Ladies' Diary-Communique G45 1Father's Day Card A Ladies' Diary-Communique G45 2Father's Day Card A Ladies' Diary-Communique G45 3Father's Day Card A Ladies' Diary-Communique G45 4Father's Day Card A Ladies' Diary-Communique G45 5Father's Day Card A Ladies' Diary-Communique G45 6Father's Day Card A Ladies' Diary-Communique G45 7

Graphic 45 A Ladies’ Diary~Moment in Time
Graphic 45 A Ladies’ Diary~Lasting Impression
Graphic 45 A Ladies’ Diary~Ageless Beauty
Graphic 45 A Ladies’ Diary~A Ladies’ Diary
Graphic 45 A LAdies’ Diary~Stickers
Graphic 45 Communique~Society Page
Graphic 45 Communique~A Fine Specimen
Graphic 45 Staples~ Ornate Metal Keyholes
Graphic 45 Staples~Ornate Metal Label Holder
Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~Chipboard and Wood Embellishments
Really Reasonable Ribbon~Wild Orchid Flowers
Ranger Stickles~Cinnamon
Distress Ink~Black Soot

Get Your Happy Dad’s Day On Mini & Guest Design for Petaloo

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Hey there paper Peeps! It’s Ginny here and I am really really really excited to be sharing my first project as guest designer at Petaloo for May.  I’ve created a fun and festive mini album with  Father’s Day as my inspiration.  I think a mini scrapbook filled with pictures and loads of memories journaled on the tags is such a thoughtful and very personal gift. It can even hold gift cards in the pockets in case you want to take it up a notch. Get Your Happy Dads Day On Mini Album Petaloo Simple Stories 1

OMGosh these little gnomes from Simple Stories are so dang cute. I super love all the patterns and images from this collection.  I chose to use a spiral binding for this album so it could hold bulkier embellishments like the chipboard stickers. I’ve even tucked in a few flowers throughout the pages and I wouldn’t want them to get smooshed.

Get Your Happy Dads Day On Mini Album Petaloo Simple Stories 2These Petaloo flowers really coordinate perfectly with the patterned papers and help to anchor the corner of the book. I layered many shapes and sizes and worked in some fabby Blueberry Picks. Leaves and tiny loopy twine bows fill in this arrangement and the chipboard bees on springs adds a very whimsical touch.

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Using a punch I added an accent to the yellow checkered paper banner that’s tucked into to collage.  The Enamel Dots are a fun alternative to buttons and since they come with the Bloom & Grow collection I know they match perfectly.

Get Your Happy Dads Day On Mini Album Petaloo Simple Stories 4The base of this book is constructed out of sturdy chipboard so it would hold up to lots of admiring and page flipping. Dad’s gonna want to show off all his little Peeps!

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I used ribbon trims to decorate the spiral binding. I found colors that matched the funky little chipboard stickers.  Just one per spiral though so it won’t interfere with the book opening.

Get Your Happy Dads Day On Mini Album Petaloo Simple Stories 6Several sets of the inside pages have pockets to add tags and memorabilia. To keep a consistent look I worked the wood grain pattern running throughout the book.

Get Your Happy Dads Day On Mini Album Petaloo Simple Stories 7Solid colored cardstock borders and matting helps to make the pockets and tags more sturdy and keeps the busy patterns from running together.

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I turned this gnome line up on it’s side to create  pockets on the outside of the pages. It was so much better than having them only on the bottom of the page and allows of bigger tags to be inserted.Get Your Happy Dads Day On Mini Album Petaloo Simple Stories 9

The last set of pages has no pockets to allow for bigger pictures…or maybe a handwritten note from the kiddos.

Okay that’s it for my first project for May. I hope you enjoyed viewing it as much as I enjoyed creating it!

Petaloo Product Used In This Project

Darjeeling Mini Mix 1462-103

Darjeeling Mini Mix Yellow 1462-109 Darjeeling Petites Cream 1465-105

Darjeeling Petites Blue 1465-103Botanica Blossom Bulk Pack Teal 1177-VP

Botanica Blueberry Pick 1171-122

Other Products:

Simple Stories Bloom & Grow

Yellow Cardstock

Spiral Binding

Chipboard

Parrot Green Wrinkle Ribbon

Orange Wrinkle Ribbon

Yellow Wrinkle Ribbon

Double Sided Adhesive, Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, Scissors, Punches.

Good Ol’ Sport Wallet Fold Mini with Tags for Graphic 45

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Hey there Peeps! Well we’re finally getting some nice warm summery weather and I’ve been spending as much time outdoors as possible. A little too much yesterday as I’ve got myself quite a sunburn from being out on the tractor too long. Gonna spend the day recuperating in my shop working on some projects for a new kit coming out tomoorw…so I’ll be nice and cool..and covered in ink and glue lol.

I have a really fabulous project lined up for you today though…and just in time for a little Father’s Day crafting! And there’s also a Snapguide tutorial so make sure you check that out and you can make a Good Ol’ Sport Wallet Fold Mini with tags for yourself.

Good Ol' Sport Wallet Album 1 You can create this mini with 1 sheet of kraft paper.  I used the kind you get from the home improvement store when you’re covering hardwood floor. Why? It’s much thinner so it gives  perfectly tight crease lines and won’t get as bulky when you fold it up. #2 You can make them any size you want….as long as you can cut a perfectly square shape. I will say that the smaller you go….the more bulky it is so I wouldn’t go less that 10 inches. For this project I used a 12 x 12 square. Make them larger..and you’ll have room for the larger tags.

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You can see now that you’ll get two pockets on the inside…and two pockets on the edges of the book.

Good Ol' Sport Wallet Album 3I’m using the paper patterns from the Good Ol’ Sport line from Graphic 45. The smaller paper pads are awesome to use for projects that need little prints.

Good Ol' Sport Wallet Album 4I used the sticker sheet to create tabs on these tags so they will look nice tucked into the book and will pull out easily.

 

List of Supplies

Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~Game Day

Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~Big Score

Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~Big Score

Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~8×8 Pad

Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~6×6 Patterns & Solids Pad

Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~Stickers

Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~Tags and Pockets

Graphic 45 Staples~Ornate Metal Label Holders

Kraft Cardstock

Tim Holtz Distress Ink~Black Soot

You can really make these for just about every occasion….and it would be a great way to present a gift card or gift certificate. Men are so hard to buy for!!!! Okay that’s all for me. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

A Week Of Graphic 45 Box Staples

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Hey Paper Peeps! Think you’ve seen it all when it comes to G45 boxes? Well you haven’t!!! This weeks features are all about the Box Staples and let me tell you….the designers have really thought “outside the box” on this assignment. I’m still on a mission to create more masculine projects so my box project is Dad’s ATC Treasure Box with Good Ol’ Sport….

Dad's ATC Treasure Box Good Ol' Sport 1I layered the patterned papers and fussy cut images on top of the box.

Dad's ATC Treasure Box Good Ol' Sport 2I used a chipboard frame at the back of the lid so I could create a dimensional display with the images, chipboard and flowers.

Dad's ATC Treasure Box Good Ol' Sport 5I used some Gold Smooch on the chipboard and heat set it to get a metallic look.

Dad's ATC Treasure Box Good Ol' Sport 4These new Claw Feet Metal Staples are so cool and I’ll be using them on everything!!!!

Dad's ATC Treasure Box Good Ol' Sport 3Now you can see why I’m calling it a treasure box! The lid opens to reveal the inside of the ATC Box. I covered it with silver paper that I ran through the embosser to give the look of steel plating.

Dad’s ATC Treasure Box Good Ol’Sport

Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~Big Score

Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~8×8 Paper Pad Touchdown

Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~Game Day

Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~Victory

Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~Number 1 Fan

Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport ~ Alphabet Stickers

Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~8×8 Paper Pad Newsworthy

Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~6×6 Paper Pad

Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman~ Man About Town

Graphic 45 Staples~ATC Book Box

Graphic 45 Staples~Claw Feet

Petaloo Flowers~Charcoal Grey Botanica Blooms x 4

Tim Holtz Distress Ink~Black Soot

Dusty Attic Chipboard

Black Cardstock

Black Paint

Masculine Cards Creativity Kit

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Hello there Paper Peeps!  Hope you all are enjoying a fabulous Father’s Day! My boy’s are going for a hike….then home for yummy bbq dinner : ) I’m going to work on the kitchen remodel…..that I have been working on for like ever….lol…..too much to do…not enough time!

Before I get the paint brushes out…I’m dropping in to share some great  cards I created with my new Masculine Cards Creativity Kit.

IMG_3581IMG_3579IMG_3582IMG_3580I have two more all layed out and ready for assembling….but I ran out of workday. Everyone loved the addition of the printed papers in the last kit….so I included them in this one too!  I found really great warm masculine inspired patterns to match the printed vintagy images. I’m also including the ribbon and twine as yardage …just in case you want to wrap the trim instead of adding bows.  This kit has 41 great pieces and I was able to complete 6 cards just by adding a little solid cardstock and a few embellies from my stash.

IMG_3584You can find the Masculine Card Creativity Kit at Polly’s on Etsy.

Okay Peeps that’s all for me…wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Happy Fathers Day to Kenny

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Just want to wish Kenny a very happy Fathers Day. He has left for the week to take the kiddos to Boy Scout summer camp. I will be missing them greatly and hope they have lot’s of fun and get home safely. Kenny was just given the opportunity to join the Order of the Arrow…an honor for sure and one that I think is well deserved. They spent their weekend cleaning out the camp and planting trees and doing general maintenance to keep the camp awesome for the rest of the scouts to enjoy. They worked very hard and I’m am super proud of them! Kenny mentioned that the mosquitoes were really bad so for his Fathers Day gift…I made him some little bean bags he can spray with repellant and scatter around the floor of his tent. Hopefully this  will create a bug free perimeter to sleep in. I also picked up a bar of lemon Grass infused soap from Artistica which I’m told is a natural repellant.

I was able to use a fabric sample book from Ann at Artistica to create the cover for these little bags. A simple wrapping of craft paper and twine with a tag.

Lily must have thought she was part of the gift! Or maybe she’s just a camera hog!

Happy Father’s day to my Dad Michael also. Sorry I didn’t get your card mailed in time : /