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Hello my crafty friends! I can't believe we're already on our 3rd issue! My goal as the DT Coordinator is to bring fresh new ideas through the team and then pass them to you. This month our focus is crafting with lace, vellum, and color in fun new ways. Whether you're a new or a well-seasoned scrapper, these ideas will get those crafty hands motivated. Also, be sure to check out all the fun over on the

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blog. This month we'll be celebrating Father's Day, the Bonjour


collection (which is the focus of the cover this month), triangles, and die-cuts. Remember, if you try any of these ideas we would

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I feel the month of June is a busy because of summer, the kids

Everyday this month is packed

being out of school, and celebrating Father's Day. It sure does

with delightful tips and tricks you

keep us active in the Sonboul home. Just about everyone I have

won't want to miss.

talked to over this last month has travel plans or is trying to find things the kids can do on their break. That got me thinking‌ our

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focus for next month's issue will be on kids. Make sure to check out all the projects, because you're going to love them! So over all,

Happy Father's Day and Summer. Enjoy this time with the family

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and make sure to take pictures of it all.


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17 30 03 Get Inspired

18 Watercolor Frame

Bouquet Inspired Layout by Guiseppa Gubler

04 Color Challenge

Springtime Planter Box by Amanda Coleman

05 Clear Cut Ideas

Simple Vellum Techniques

09 On the Cover

On the Cover, 09 Father's Day Coupons & Wallet Gift Card Holder

Father's Day Coupons & Wallet Gift Card Holder

by Jenny Suchin

19 Good Day Sunshine

Add a little sun to your crafts

21 Stick to the Color Challenge 27 Flip-It Sketch Challenge 30 Reader's Gallery 31 Featured Collection

13 Lace Love

Beautiful Lace Techniques

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Girl Bond by Guiseppa Gubler

I love looking for inspiration in everyday things I see. This photo grabbed my attention right away and I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I created this layout using the Bonjour collection. What I love about this collection is that it is full of gorgeous flowery patterns… just perfect. I love to fussy cut, so right away I started cutting out some of the flower patterns. Because the photo had a bouquet of flowers in it, I decided to make my own grouping of flowers tied off with ribbon, just like the photo. For some added touches I cut the doily frame, leaves, and gate using my die-cutting machine and then added some pearls and brads for a final touch.

PHOTO SOURCE: http://sarahjwinward.blogspot.

SUPPLIES: GCD Studios Pattern Papers: Bonjour: Bonjour (1534), Bouquet (1535), Café Mosaic (1537),


Les Fleurs (1538), Nice (1539), Ooh La La (1540). Other: Brads: The Paper Studio; Pearls: Zva Creative;



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by Amanda Coleman




Try this beautiful color combination in your next project. SUPPLIES: GCD Studios Pattern Papers: Bonjour: Provence Plaid (1544), Butterfly Flutter (1536); glitter: Martha Stewart; green rhinestones: KaiserCraft; blue rhinestones: Hero Arts; burlap ribbon and green satin ribbon: Offray; utensil holder: Rubbermaid; floral wire.

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Simple techniques using vellum to create beautiful, dimensional designs.

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Laying vellum over pattern paper gives a whole new soft look to a piece of paper. Wanting to do something special with my title, I decided to send my vellum through my Cricut. Using the scraps as a whole (like I did for the title Fifteen) gives a soft and pretty look. I discovered cutting too small will cause the vellum to rip, so make sure the font and pattern size allows the blade to move around.

by Heidi Sonboul SUPPLIES: GCD Studios Pattern Papers: Oh Happy Day: Mariah (1771), Savannah (1772), Mira's Pearls (1764); Splendor: Labels & Tags (1679), Navy Flora (1681), Candytuft (1676). Embellishments: Buttons: Basic Grey & Cosmo Cricket; Flowers: GCD Studios Funhouse; Stickers: October Afternoon; Vellum: Bazzill Basics.

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HI & SMILE CARDS by Teri Anderson

The beautiful thing about vellum is that is has the wonderful ability to soften up bolder and busier patterned papers. This allows you to easily mix lots of different patterned papers together. First, take a look at my Floral Hi card. Take a close look at you'll see there are six different patterned papers on it! Yes, really. The secret lies under the vellum. I put four additional strips of paper there and then covered it slightly with the vellum.

Now, take a look at this Smile card. Here I took three different patterned papers, cut them in to half circles and circle and then covered them with vellum. Then I added more patterned paper to my card. I used a total of five in fact, but it sure doesn't look like it. The secret? Vellum! Have you used vellum lately on a card or scrapbook page with GCD Studios product? We at GCD Studios would love to see how. Send us a link through our Facebook page.

SUPPLIES: GCD Studios Pattern Papers: Country Charm: Weekend Fun (1515), Strawberry Jam (1510), Picnic Blanket (1509), Farm Field Stripe (1506), Floral Field (1507), Handycraft (1508), Country Bloom (1505), Super Star (1511), Tiny Floral Border (1513).

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THE SKY IS THE LIMIT by Heidi Van Laar

I love the look of die-cut vellum, but sometimes I just don't see enough contrast between the vellum and my background. I came up with this quick and easy technique to help your vellum shapes pop. 1. First die-cut your vellum. 2. Lightly ink the edges of the vellum. For this card I wanted the definition to be subtle, so I used an ink the same color as my vellum, but for a bolder edge try using a darker color. 3. Use a cloth or paper towel to blend the ink. 4. Apply a vellum friendly adhesive to the back of your die-cut. I used Xyron adhesive, the even coat of adhesive is nearly invisible on vellum. 5. Affix you vellum to your project. The edges are just a little defined while the center remains translucent.

SUPPLIES: GCD Studios Pattern Papers: Country Charm: Vintage Wallpaper (1514), Weekend Fun (1515); Flower Child: Peacock (1646).

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Click here to download the template. Every year we try and think of something special to do for the Father's in our lives. I knew I wanted to do a coupon book and something crafty with a wallet. Then while discussing the cover Heather Tozzi (creator of Splendor) said "We should put the coupons in the wallet" and it was in that moment we were on to something amazingly crafty. We both got to work and came up with this adorable wallet packed with coupons. I think the pocket watch defines men in the early 1900's. This particular pocket watch was my Great Grandfather's who once upon a time worked on railroads, cool right?! Anyway, with everything in place we were ready to photograph it all. Looking at it all together, you can see a strong masculine feel to the cover. Which is a nice tribute to the men in our lives. The wallet and coupons template have been created in a ready-to-use PDF. Simply type in the coupon windows and print. You can add stitching to jazz up the look of the wallet or just stick to simple glue and paper. I had my boys help pick the coupon services – there is even one that says "Brush your teeth". Calvin was pretty excited about it and I think that Mr. Sonboul will get a good laugh from it. This project will get the kids involved by doing kind things for Daddy and Grandpa and cost almost nothing. It will be a gift to cherish. We hope you try it and that it is a big hit!

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1. Print and cut out the templates.

open to insert the license. Then, with the window facing

2. Use the templates to cut out patterned paper of choice.

up, adhere it to the inside left side of the wallet. The

Score and fold where necessary. 3. Sew or glue Wallet Outside to Wallet Inside. Make sure that all edges are aligned and you only sew or glue around 3

opening where the license goes should be toward the center of the wallet. 7. To build the Wallet Photo Holder, first decide how many

edges leaving the top edge open.

wallet photos you'd like to include. Then cut as many

* If you would like stitching around all edges of the wallet,

Additional Cards as you have photos, less one for the

be sure to run a stitch along the edge that will be open

Wallet Photo Holder Base. Adhere photos and embellish as

before attaching the Wallet Inside. 4. Next, align Card Pockets 1-4 from largest in back to

desired. 8. Sew or glue the Additional Cards to the Wallet Photo

smallest in front. Sew or glue the bottom, left, and right

Holder Base along the top edge and/or fold line making

edges together making sure to leave the top edges open.

sure to align the bottom edges. The Wallet Photo Holder

5. Mount the finished Card Pocket to the inside right side of the wallet. 6. Fold the License Holder in half. If you are adding stitching details, sew the License Holder closed leaving one edge

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Base should be the base layer. 9. Adhere the flap of the Wallet Photo Holder to the inside center of the wallet. 10. Stuff the wallet full of coupons and surprise Dad!

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Four inventive techniques that will make you fall in love with lace all over again.

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Gramps by Jennifer Chapin

For my layered lace effect, I used my die-cutting machine to cut a few strips of lacy border from cream colored cardstock. I layered the borders and added the accent to my page for a sweet effect. Even though this layout is about my daughter and her great-grandfather, I still wanted it to have a soft feel. The Splendor collection papers were perfect with these photos too!

SUPPLIES: GCD Studios Pattern Papers: Splendor: Candytuft (1676), Heirloom (1678), Navy Flora

#1 Layered Lace

(1681), Pink Flora (1682), Sunswept (1684), Zig Zag (1687). Cardstock, Letter Stickers, and Button: American Crafts; Wood Veneers, Stamp, and Clip: Studio Calico. Other: Sewing machine, thread; Black ink: Ranger.

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#2 Punched Lace

Summer Highlights by Julie Overby

I love the lacy look of the Martha Stewart around the page punches. For the base of my layout I used the Labels & Tags pattern paper from the Splendor collection, punched all around the edges, and then inked it. I used a border punch to frame my photo and circle punches to frame my flowers. I also used several small punches to get some delicate shapes. To create the flower embellishment I used a heart squeeze punch to create the petals, curled the edges with a stylist, and layered the petals by overlapping the edges.

SUPPLIES: GCD Studios Pattern Papers: Splendor: Candytuft (1676), Floral Frame (1677), Labels & Tags (1679), Posies (1683), Zig Zag (1687). Other: Ink: Ranger Frayed Burlap; Pearls: Want 2 Scrap; Alphabet Stickers: American Crafts; Button.

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Soft & Sweet by Tegan Skwiat

Altering lace paper is my new favorite technique! Here, I used a neutral paper and die-cut the large floral frame using my Silhouette Cameo and then colored the lace using Copic markers. Then I added a few pearl gems and buttons and, voila! It makes a pretty neat frame! I love how the colors give the layout a soft and muted tone.

SUPPLIES: GCD Studios Pattern Papers: Botanique: Grandma's Pearls (1712);

#3 Altered Lace

Bonjour: Bouquet (1535). Pearls: Want 2 Scrap and The Paper Studio; Floral Die: Sizzix; Buttons: Bo Bunny.

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#4 Lace Flowers

She is a Talker by Heidi Sonboul

To make the lace flower start by crumpling up your first doily, flatten and then smush the middle together. Glue in place. Next, cut into the middle of the 2nd doily and cut out a circle. It doesn't need to be perfect. Pleat into a circle and glue down. Then cut into the middle of the 3rd doily and this time, cut out a larger circle. Then pleat into a smaller circle than doily #2. Now add an embellishment in the middle of the flower. It can be a button, smaller flower‌ it's up to you.

SUPPLIES: GCD Studios Pattern Papers: Oh Happy Day: Chloe (1766); Flower Child: Flowery (1641); Sweet Tooth: Lollipop (1557); Bonjour: Bouquet (1535), Ooh La La (1540); Splendor: Heirloom (1678). GCD Studios Embellishments: Funhouse: Photo Strips (0818), Sweet Surrender: Round Doilies (0856). Other: Cardstock & Vellum: Bazzil Basic; Chipboard: Sassafras; Punches: Fiskers; Letters: American Crafts.

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SUPPLIES: GCD Studios Pattern Papers: Oh Happy Day: Emily Rose (1763). Other: Koi Watercolor Paints; Spellbinders Grand Labels One; Glue Dots; Papertrey Ink Cardstock; Paper Smooches Stamps.

1. Cut a 5.5" x 5.5" card from cardstock (11" x 5.5" flat).

Easy Watercolor Frame Technique by Jenny Suchin

2. Use the Spellbinders Grand Labels One to cut out the frame. Use the large size to fit your card and the next size down and cut together. 3. Use watercolor paints and paint the frame you just cut out. 4. Again, use the large size Grand Labels One to cut out the background, adhere to card. 5. After your frame is dry adhere to card over your background. 6. Get a sheet of Emily Rose from the Oh Happy Day collection and cut out the flowers. 7. Adhere the flowers around your frame. 8. Stamp sentiment of your choice to card.

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sweet summertime by Jennifer Chapin

With summer right around the corner, try placing a friendly little sun on your layout. It will warm up the page perfectly.

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SUPPLIES: GCD Studios Pattern Papers: Oh Happy Day: Chloe (1766), Mira's Pearls (1764), Alicia (1765), Amber's Avenue (1774).

good times by Wendi Robinson Try spicing up the look of your sun with pattern paper. Then add on a cute button for the finishing touch.

SUPPLIES: GCD Studios Pattern Papers: Oh Happy Day: Mira's Pearls (1764), Alicia (1765), Chloe (1766), Abbie's Sunshine (1769), Meagan (1770), Mariah (1771), Amber's Avenue (1774).

oh, happy day by Amanda Coleman Here's a fun new technique‌ Take a clear button and add a fun orange or yellow pattern paper cropped to size.You've got to give it a try!

SUPPLIES: GCD Studios Pattern Papers: Oh Happy Day: Mira's Pearls (1764), Alicia (1765), Chloe (1766), Abbie's Sunshine (1769), Meagan (1770), Mariah (1771), Amber's Avenue (1774).

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by Wendi Robinson

I LOVE the boldness that the color of red gives off, it's confidence and loudness speak volumes. I love how pages with red just seem to jump right out at you. For this layout, I used several different GCD lines, pulling out all the reds and pinks that worked together. I mixed and matches lines, patterns and shades of red to create this layout. The one thing that got me inspired were the red highlights in my hair in the photo, from there red just seemed like a perfect choice for the page.

SUPPLIES: GCD Studios Pattern Papers: Oh Happy Day: Emily Rose (1763), Meagan (1770), Alicia (1765); Splendor: Candytuft (1676), Tiny Blossoms (1685); Country Charm: Country Bloom (1505), Picnic Blanket (1509); Botanique: Elegant (1710). Other: Red cardstock, butterfly punch, red rhinestones, letter stickers.

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ORANGE by Grace Tolman

I used the challenge of focusing the card on the orange color and used up a lot of the Oh Happy Day papers for this card. I love how the bright orange hue compliments my sentiment of sending "warm" thoughts.

SUPPLIES: GCD Studios Pattern Papers: Oh Happy Day: Chloe (1766), Hailey (1767). Other: Orange Cardstock: Core'dinations; White Cardstock: Worldwin; Ribbon: Doodlebug; Button: Favorite Finding; Twine: May Arts; Flowers: Accent Creative Design; Pearls: Recollections; Border Punch: Fiskars; Circle Cutter: Creative Memories; Die-Cut: Spellbinders; Rub-on: It Takes Two; Adhesive: Glue Arts.

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by Elizabeth Carney

Yellow it just happens to be my favorite color! It reminds me of sunshine on a bright and cheery day! Using almost every shade, texture, and paper that I could in the newest GCD Studios collections, I created this! I kept this very simple so that the shades, textures, and colors of each paper could actually be the focal point of my layout. I really enjoyed using all this yellow paper!!!!!

SUPPLIES: GCD Studios Pattern Papers: Flower Child: Peacock (1646); Splendor: Heirloom (1678), Sunswept (1684), Zig Zag (1687); Oh Happy Day: Abbie's Sunshine (1769). Other: kraft cardstock, butterfly & circle punches, letter stickers, ink.

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GREEN by Emily Branch

Green is the color of summer! The plants are lush and vivid with it. The intensity of green makes me feel alive and festive! Today I am going to show you how it's possible to create cool cards using only one color. First, trim strips of patterned paper and smaller strips of cardstock to fit and suit your card. Next, arrange the strips of patterned paper at a diagonal. Adhere to cardstock and trim edges so they're flush. Place new cardstock strips next to previous to help place the first patterned paper strip. Continue the process until you're finished.

SUPPLIES: GCD Studios Pattern Papers: Flower Child: Groovy (1642), Swirling (1648). Other: White cardstock, Ribbon.

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by Heidi Sonboul

Navy Blue seems to be a hot trend. I'm so lucky to have two boys, it makes it so much more easier to use! I'm a big believer in layers and to help them stand out I inked all their sides. For this layout I stuck to all blue pattern papers and inks. There are many shades of blue, so make sure that they complement each other before you craft sometimes they can clash. I used light blues with a touch a dark blue, this give it a nice balance.

SUPPLIES: GCD Studios Pattern Papers: Oh Happy Day: Amber's Avenue (1774), Mariah (1771), Abbie's Sunshine (1769); Splendor: Navy Flora (1681); Sweet Tooth: Chocolate Kisses (1554); Country Charm; Vintage Wallpaper (1514), Floral Field (1507), Farm Field Stripe (1506). Other: Stamp: Studio Calico; Letters: American Crafts; Brads: Doodlebug; Tags: My Minds Eye.

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Use It. Using the sketch as-is made it easy to use vertical photos with just a little cropping. Adding in washi tape and snipping the ends to arrow tips draws your eye to the main focal photo.

SUPPLIES: GCD Studios Pattern Papers: Oh Happy Day Collection. by Leslie Davis

Flip It. Pam flipped the sketch on its side for her layout and focused on color by pulling bright spring colors from the photos and pattern papers. To bring focus to the title I switched it with my journaling so that my title is at the top of my layout.

SUPPLIES: GCD Studios Pattern Papers: Flower Child & Bonjour Collections. by Pam Callaghan

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by Audrey Yeager

Alter It. I decided I wanted to use large photos for this sketch so that you can see more of the details in the pictures themselves, so I opted to change this one page sketch to a double pager. I kept the layout pretty much the same, but added another column for another photo. I also switched where the title and journaling went and added the journaling under the main photo.  To accent the main photo, I machine stitched on the photo itself, creating a border on the inside. The accents I cut on my Cricut from some free cutting files I found on the internet. I created some "tendrils" by cutting very very thin strips of paper, wetting them, and curling them around a pencil to give them some shape. Once dry, they retain the curled shape.

SUPPLIES: GCD Studios Pattern Papers: Country Charm: Picnic Blanket (1509), Weekend Fun (1515), Handycraft (1508), Strawberry Jam (1510); Bonjour: Bouquet (1535). Other: Punches: EK Success; Mist: Tattered Angels; Chipboard Alphas: American Crafts; Stickers: Jillibean Soup.

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READER’S GALLERY Like a Rock by Tina Walker The papers in the 'Oh Happy Day' collection were perfect for this layout, as they were colorful and fresh. For the layout, I stitched a grid pattern on top of the patterned paper and left the ends of the thread loose and long for another subtle, yet cool effect. Another fun design element is using multiple prints of the same photo in black and white, and one in color for emphasis.

SUPPLIES: GCD Studios Pattern Papers: Oh Happy Day: Amber's Avenue (1774), Abbie's Sunshine (1769), Hailey (1767), Alicia (1765), Emily Rose (1763), Chloe (1766). Other: Wood Letters: Pink Paislee; Spray Mist: Studio Calico; Adhesive: EK Success, Ranger, Glossy Accents, Recollections; Popdots; Sewing Machine; Thread.

Dads Little Coupon Book by Tina Walker Tina's created a coupon book so that the spirit of Father's Day can continue even after the day has come and gone. To learn how to create this book, visit our blog on June 7th.

SUPPLIES: GCD Studios Pattern Papers: Country Charm: Weekend Fun (1515), Picnic Blanket (1509), Handycraft (1508), Farm Field Stripe (1506), Country Bloom (1505), Cherry Pie (1504). Other: Cardstock: American Crafts; Alpha Sticker: Prima Marketing; Ribbon: Michaels; Vintage Typewriter, Sewing Machine, Thread, Silhouette Cameo.

He's the Man by Grace Tolman Using the Oh Happy Days papers, I focused on using papers that have the blue/green/orange colors in them. To make sure that the eye goes to the title first, I used black letters on a yellow background. Although this is not a holiday themed page, I used a gingerbread man punch because it reminds me of my man being that he's bald too. LOL.

SUPPLIES: GCD Studios Pattern Papers: Oh Happy Day: Amber's Avenue (1774), Alicia (1765), Priscila (1768), Hailey (1767), Chloe (1766). Other: Cardstock: WorldWin; Letter Stickers: Basic Grey & American Crafts; Twine: Cappucino, Twinery; Rub-ons: Creative Imaginations and Scenic Route; Pen: Creative Memories; Border Punch: Gingerbread, Creative Memories; Photo Corners: Recollections; Stamp Punch: Fiskars; Button.

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Featured Collection of the month

by Diane Kappa Say hello to Bonjour. An organic bouquet of hues and simply exquisite patterns combine beautifully to create this fresh, whimsical collection.

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The PaperCut Magazine, June 2012 by GCD Studios  

A monthly scrapbooking magazine by GCD Studios, June 2012

The PaperCut Magazine, June 2012 by GCD Studios  

A monthly scrapbooking magazine by GCD Studios, June 2012