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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Getting the Most From Your Graphic 45 Dies

Hi There! It’s Lynda from Scrapbook with Lynda here to share more die cutting tips with you. In my past posts we focused on how to use the Graphic 45 policy envelope die and some variations you can make with it.

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Today, we’ll look at some of the other fun dies that come in this set by Graphic 45.

Look at All the Shapes the Graphic 45 Dies Create

Went I purchase a die set I look for all the different things I can do with it and all the shapes it cuts. Dies are an investment, so I like to be able to use them in multiple ways.

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For example, this Graphic 45 book plate dye (top right), cuts the book plate shape to it’s left, but it also cuts the inner rectangle and the negative shape. With a bit of creativity all 3 of these shapes can be used.

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Likewise, this more decorative book plate die cuts 3 shapes, all of which are usable.

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The final die from this set that we’ll talk about today is this frame die. It too cuts 3 different shapes that can be used in projects.

Graphic 45 Book Plate Die

First up is the Book Plate Die. Here are the shapes it cuts.

I used each of the three shapes to make three different projects for my junk journal.

The book plate die is perfect to use on the cover of my junk journal, but it also makes a great belly band. Cut a word from book page, inked it, then glued the book plate to it. The entire piece was then glued to a long strip of paper from the Portrait of a Lady collection by Graphic 45.

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The negative cut is used to make this see through pocket. Used a window envelope as the base for this pocket. Love how the negative cut frames the tag.

The tag was fussy cut from paper in the Graphic 45 Portrait of a Lady Collection, as was the rose trim on the pocket.

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With the center rectangle I made this covered paperclip.

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When attached to a page in my junk journal the rose will dangle out the side. Love how it looks attached to a page.

Embellishments Made Using the Fancy Book Plate Die

The fancy book plate die cuts all these shapes.

Here’s what I made with them. First is the covered paperclip. It is two sided, so I decorated one side with the rectangle cut from the first book plate die, then used the one cut from this die on the flip side.

Both rectangles are the same size, so it’s perfect.

For this embellishment I cut a second fancy book plate, then framed some words cut from the Graphic 45 book page to make embellishment for my journal.

Then I made another embellishment using the left over rectangle. I just inset it inside another fancy book plate, mounted it on torn book paper, then inked the edges. Super simple, but it’ll look great in my junk journal.

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And here’s the last embellishment I made for my junk journal with the fancy book plate die. It frames this image from A Portrait of a Lady perfectly.

Three Journal Cards Made Using the Frame Die

The frame die cuts these 3 shapes, so I’ll use them all to create journal cards for my junk journal.

I used the frame to create a journal card, by gluing it to a pretty photo.

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Mounted it on a scrap of the same paper for a bit of stability, then attached blank paper to the back.

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The negative cut is the perfect frame for this image, and a great size for a journal card. After gluing the negative cut to this image I added blank paper to the back, which turned this into a journal card. It would also make a great tuck spot.

The rectangle it cuts makes the perfect small journal card. All I did was ink the edges.

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I tucked it behind another small journal card to add more interest to this policy envelope.

Here’s a quick review of all the things I made with these 3 dies.

Won’t they look great added to my junk journal. And with so many different uses, this die is a definite add to any craft room. You can pick up yours at FotoBella.com

I’ll be back in September to share more fun paper crafting projects with you. In the meantime check out my Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook pages to see other projects I’m creating.

Happy Scrapping!

Lynda
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