Category Archives: Cityscapes

Throwback Thursday: G45 Cityscapes Birthday Card

G45 Cityscapes Birthday Card for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends! What do you do when your creative mojo is running low?  My remedy is to organize my stash.  Inevitably, while I am tidying up the studio or organizing papers, i will find something that jump starts my creativity and before you know it, poof!  I’m back up and running.  That’s what happened with this G45 Cityscapes Birthday Card.   As I was organizing the remnants of this retired collection, I saw a card in the pile, so quick as a wink, I put it together.

G45 Cityscapes Birthday Card: Lots of Layers

Graphic 45 Cityscapes Birthday Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Layering this card up is as easy as 1, 2, 3:

  • First, create a 5″ x 7″ top fold card base from kraft cardstock.
  • Next, mat a 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ panel of designer paper on cream cardstock.  If you like wider borders on your cards, cut the panel to 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″.
  • Now, layer up scraps of the blue print and the black diamond print.  No size for these…just use what you have in your scraps and trim them so that they fit.
  • Then, adhere a 4″ x 6″ ephemera card on the diagonal.  Adhere the 3 circle icons on the left.
  • Next, trim out the blue tag from another ephemera card. Top this with another sentiment panel, a bow, flower,  and some cute little travel themed charms. Adhere a chipboard tab to the back side of the tag before adding to the base.  You will need to add dimensionals to the back of the tag to level it.
  • Insert a compass brad inside a Tim Holtz Compass Coin and adhere on top of the posies.
  • Add a little border strip.
G45 Cityscapes Birthday Card: A Peek Inside

Graphic 45 Cityscapes Birthday Card Interior Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Clearly, I used up a ton of scraps on the inside of this card.  Add pockets and inserts to turn this into a gift.  The little G45 Tag and Pocket combo is a great spot to stash a little cash.

The larger pocket holds a tag that can double as a bookmark.  Note:  this is the same tag design I used on the front.  I just altered it by layering a sentiment panel on top of the original sentiment.  The back of the ephemera card is a great spot to add a personal greeting.

If you need a tutorial for making a pocket on a card, you can check out my Papercrafting 101 Tutorial: Pockets on YouTube.  And if you’d like more ideas for working with this classic G45 Collection, look HERE.   Some of these projects are a great way to use up scraps, too!

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

 

Travel Themed Mini Tag Book Tutorial

Tammy Tutterow Travel Themed Mini Tag Book Tutorial with Graphic 45 City Scapes Collection

Hello my friends! Are you smack dab in the middle of Christmas preparations?  Can I interest you in a non-Christmas project?  Hmmmmm?   I just finished creating a super cute birthday card/gift for my dear daughter.  I had the presence of mind to snap photos of the process, so I’m able to share this Travel Themed Mini Tag Book Tutorial with you today.  Graphic 45’s scrumptious Cityscapes collection and Tammy Tutterow’s fabulous Mini Tag Book Die make great traveling companions, don’t you think?

Travel Themed Mini Tag Book Tutorial by Kathy ClementI wish you could see how tiny this darling Mini Tag Book is.  It measures just 4″ wide x 2.25″ tall.  The inner pages are even smaller.  It is cute, cute, cute! It packs a real visual punch though.  Take a look:

Travel Themed Mini Tag Book Tutorial by Kathy ClementTravel Themed Mini Tag Book Tutorial by Kathy Clement

I strung travel themed charms onto a Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Mini Caribiner Clip.

Travel Themed Mini Tag Book Tutorial by Kathy ClementThis album goes together in a jiffy!  I used tags and cut apart images from the Cityscapes collection to fill the small pages.

Travel Themed Mini Tag Book Tutorial by Kathy ClementI hand wrote travel quotes that I thought my daughter would enjoy.

Travel Themed Mini Tag Book Tutorial by Kathy ClementTravel Themed Mini Tag Book Tutorial by Kathy ClementGlue just the bottom edge of a border piece, and you’ve got a nifty pocket!

Travel Themed Mini Tag Book Tutorial by Kathy ClementCut border strips apart to add a great sentiment page.

Travel Themed Mini Tag Book Tutorial by Kathy ClementI also used Tammy’s Window Mini Pocket Die to create a fun money wallet on the last page.  Here’s the Snapguide Tutorial so you can follow along, and make one yourself!

Travel Themed Mini Tag Book Tutorial

Check out How to G45 City Scapes Mini Tag Book by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.

I’m afraid I’ve found a new addiction in this fun and fabulous die.  Think of all the fun themes you could use!

Travel Themed Mini Tag Book Tutorial by Kathy Clement

I now return you to your regularly scheduled Christmas programming.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Graphic 45 DIY Home Decor

Graphic 45 DIY Home Decor: CREATE!  An Upcycled Project

Hello, G45ers!  I love thrift shops…and flea markets…and yard sales, too!  Nothing gives me more of a thrill than finding someone’s castaway, buying it for a song and turning it into treasure.  That’s what I did when I made this Graphic 45 DIY home decor for my new studio.  It’s being featured on the Graphic 45 BLOG today, and I hope you’ll pop by and take a peek at it.

Graphic 45 DIY Home Decor, DIY Quotes and Newsprint, City Scapes by Kathy Clement Product By Graphic 45.Photo 1

This is easily the largest project I’ve ever tackled.  It measures 3 feet long by 12″ high.  The wrought iron finials make it even longer!  I’ve hung this in my studio above my work desk, and I just love it!

Here’s a look at the piece before I went to work on it:

Graphic 45 DIY Home Decor Step Out Photo, DIY Quotes and Newsprint, Cityscapes, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1You probably cant see it in these photos, but lots of the paper had chipped off, and everything was really faded.  But….it was on sale for half price, and I fell in love with the metal finials, so I had to bring it home with me.

Here it is hanging in my studio:

Graphic 45 DIY Home Decor, DIY Quotes and Newsprint, Cityscapes, Process Photo, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 8I hope you’ll find a minute to pop over to Graphic 45 where you’ll find process photos, designer tips and more close up views.

If you don’t have time to visit the G45 Blog, here’s a YouTube Video for you to enjoy!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Oh The Places You’ll Go!

Oh the Places You’ll Go: Travel Themed Mini Folder with Tutorial for Frilly and Funkie

Hello, Friends!  It’s time for a brand new challenge over at the Frilly & Funkie Blog.  The fantastically talented Zoe is our host this go round, and she has chosen the theme “Oh the Places You’ll Go!”  Here’s what she has to say about this challenge:

Challenge Theme: Oh the places you’ll go! – Create a vintage or shabby chic project with travel as the central theme. Think planes, trains, automobiles, ships, maps, globes.

We always invite you to play along with us in these challenges, because they are such fun. The winner will earn the chance of a Guest DT spot  at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. And there are Top 3 Badges for three further outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team, because choosing just one winner is so hard!

You can find all the entry guidelines on the Frilly and Funkie BLOG.   Now, without further ado, let’s get on with this Oh the Places You’ll Go theme!

Oh the Places You’ll Go Travel Themed Folder tutorial

With the theme in mind, I wanted to make a travel folder that was about the same size as a Passport, and fill it with postcards and tags and travel themed goodies.  I also knew I wanted to have a play with Graphic 45’s enticing Cityscapes Collection.  After a few false starts with the construction for my folder base, I came up with this fun design.

Oh the Places You'll Go Mini Album Frilly and Funkie Challenge by Kathy Clement 12This travel themed mini folder measures 4″ x 5.5″ and is made with a white cardstock base.  I glued two folders together, back to front, leaving the side open to be used as a pocket for photo mounts.  Even though it is small, it has room for a surprising number of photos, tags and goodies.

Oh the Places You'll Go Mini Album Frilly and Funkie Challenge by Kathy Clement 10 This is a view of the front and back cover.  The burlap serves to add extra strength, as well as a lovely vintage vibe.  I prepared a Snapguide Tutorial for you so you can see how the base is constructed.  It’s easy to make and can be used for a wide range of projects.

 

Check out How to Create a Graphic 45 Cityscapes Mini Folder by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.

Here’s a peek inside the album:

Oh the Places You'll Go Mini Album Frilly and Funkie Challenge by Kathy Clement 01I create inner pockets filled with postcards, tags, photo mounts and postage stamps by cutting apart the images in the 8×8 collection.  I did use the postcards and some photo images from the 12×12 collection, as they seemed to be sized just right for this project.

Oh the Places You'll Go Mini Album Frilly and Funkie Challenge by Kathy Clement 02You can journal on the tags, and add small photos to the backs of the images.

Oh the Places You'll Go Mini Album Frilly and Funkie Challenge by Kathy Clement 03The pocket on the opposite side is filled with photo mounts that I die cut using Heartfelt Creations Cut, Mat, Create dies.  They are perfectly sized to fit inside the pockets.

Oh the Places You'll Go Mini Album Frilly and Funkie Challenge by Kathy Clement 04I used Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink to stamp on these cute cork tags, and it worked great!  Linda just recently added these to the shop.  Aren’t they fun?

Oh the Places You'll Go Mini Album Frilly and Funkie Challenge by Kathy Clement 05I constructed the album by gluing two folders back to front, leaving a pocket between.  This is a perfect place to tuck in several more photo mounts.  I’ve held them together with a hinged clip, then tied on a charm with burlap string.

Oh the Places You'll Go Mini Album Frilly and Funkie Challenge by Kathy Clement 06The inside of the second folder follows this same format: tags and postcards on the left, photo mounts on the right.

Oh the Places You'll Go Mini Album Frilly and Funkie Challenge by Kathy Clement 07The colors and images in the City Scapes collection are just dreamy!

Oh the Places You'll Go Mini Album Frilly and Funkie Challenge by Kathy Clement 08I matted stickers onto black cardstock to create the tabs at the top of each page.  And this page has a pocket on top of a pocket!

Oh the Places You'll Go Mini Album Frilly and Funkie Challenge by Kathy Clement 09I had such fun making all these cute tags and adding the charms.  I tapped all the charms with Broken China Distress Paint, and I love the vintage effect.

Oh the Places You'll Go Mini Album Frilly and Funkie Challenge by Kathy Clement 11Oh, the Places You’ll Go with this mini travel themed folder!  It’s small enough to fit into purse, carry on or suitcase, making it the perfect traveling companion.

You have until 11:55PM on Tuesday, May 31st. to link your project up at the Frilly and Funkie BLOG.  I can’t wait to see what you make!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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