Thursday, July 8, 2010

Making a window to View Designer Papers

So are you just blown away by all the DT's creations today and how they have used the wonderful Graphic 45 paper?  I love Hip Hop days because of all the inspiration I receive!! I hope you do too!!

It's Kelly here today and I have a quick tutorial to share with you today on how to make your DP work to your advantage by making a window to view it through.  And if you haven't used this paper yet, Graphic 45 has some of the BEST DP to use to enhance the backgrounds of your cards and projects.

Let's say that you want to make a certain sized card and that you want to use some amazing Designer Paper for your background.  This week the Unity and Ippity DT's had the pleasure of working with Graphic 45 papers and as you saw on my blog (and below) I made the DP be the focal point of my card.  



So how do you go about finding out which portion of the DP you want to use and whether or not it will fit on your card?

Well one thing you can do is to create a "window" to view your DP through.  I have done this using some chipboard. I have cut out a "window" from my chipboard to fit onto the card that I want to make.

Using a ruler draw the outline for the window that you want to create. Then, using an exacto knife you can cut out a window to the size that will fit on the sized card that you choose to make.  This one has a hole that is 
4 in. x 4 in.




Then after you have removed the inner portion of the window you can use the remaining frame to scan over your paper and decide which section you would like to use.

Below I have shown you three examples of pieces of the DP that could be cut away to fit onto the card.






Can't you just use your imagination and see how each of these pieces of Graphic 45 paper could be turned into amazing card samples?

Once you decide which area you would like to use, simply use a pencil to trace around the inner portion of the window and carefully cut it out and place it on your card.  Then you just have to simply decorate your card and make the DP work for you.

The paper used for this example is Graphic 45's Baby 2 Bride collection paper called Sentimental Baby.  The Ippity Stamp set used in my card at the top is from the Winter collection stamp set called Moon Beams and Heart Strings.  

To find an Ippity Chick near you to purchase this stamp set,
 please visit the Ippity Blog HERE!!

If you didn't start today's Hip Hop at the Unity Blog
please visit there now to start at the beginning and not miss 
any of the DT's creations using Graphic 45 paper.


Kelly Landers

25 comments:

  1. This is awesome Kelly! That's for this tutorial, it's a whole new way of thinking for me and I love it!

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  2. Wow Kelly, that card is just gorgeous! Love the G45 papers...some awesome stuff! Thanks for the wonderful idea to use a 'window' for DP...you are so clever and I'm certainly going to try this!

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  3. great tute and idea! thanks for sharing :)! *hugs* steph :)

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  4. Another fabulous idea! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  5. Oh!! The lightbulb is now on. Thank you!

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  6. Great idea! A lot easier than my usual way of cutting the paper then lining it up on the card!

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  7. this is AWESOME Kelly!! I have never thought of doing that, thx so much for the tip!!

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  8. well, this is awesome! very cool how you used the dp. your a wealth of knowledge and inspiration!

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  9. WOW...this is such a great tutorial..I never thought of making a window, but what a great tool!! Love it!

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  10. Fabulous Idea Kelly!! Thanks for another great tip!

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  11. Now that is one awesome way to move around that paper to see what will pop out! Love it Kelly! :) And, I adore, adore, that card!!

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  12. LOVE the way you used the dp on your card....so adorable :) Fabulous tutorial!!

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  13. omgosh, what a great idea!!! i always just try to eyeball it but creating a frame...now why didn't i think of that! so much easier! LOL

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  14. this is a fab idea thankyou to you all for the inspiration today xx

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  15. Thank you for the great tip Kelly!

    Beautiful card as well!
    Thank you for taking the time to share this with us!

    Have a great weekend!

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  16. What a great tutorial and such a fun way to end the hop!!!

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  17. awesome mini tutorial - thanks for sharing this!

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  18. wow another amazing project you have the best ideas Kelly TFS!!!!

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  19. that so pretty and just amazing project

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  20. Beautiful papers and love the tutorial -- what a great idea and way to extend the use of the DP. Thanks for even more inspiration!

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