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Newborn Inspired Crafts

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Paper Piecing with Geometric Shapes

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MY LITTLE MAN BY GRACE TOLMAN I created paper shirts on my page to match the dress shirt of my son in the photo. I cut out circles from the grey cardstock which gave a border around my shirts. I also added a hand cut tie on each shirt for a more finished look. SUPPLIES: GCD Studios Pattern Papers: Special Delivery Collection: George (2037), Calvin's Race (2039), Guido (2042), Sincerely Yours (2044), Bradley's Travels (2045), Alpha Stickers (2051), Label Stickers (2052), Die-Cut Borders (2055). Other supplies: cardstock, black pen; corner rounder, thread, sewing machine, circle cutter, computer generated journaling.

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Rings of roses, bouquets of berries, and vines strung with hearts combine in delicious warm reds and cool greens, awakening the holiday spirit in a collection inspired by the timeless appeal of the rose. Ambrosia's celebratory flavor is perfect for holiday decor and sophisticated enough to be displayed all year long. 6 |

Dress up your gifts with these cute die-cut bow ties!

BOW TIE GIFT WRAP BY ANGI BARRS Dad's are the greatest dudes out there. It's fun when you can come up with something unique to help them celebrate Father's Day! This year I've decided to make my own gift wrap. The Special Delivery paper is the perfect choice for gifting. I simply used recycled boxes and dressed them up with paper. There's no need to use all blue paper either. Try mixing it up a bit with green, black, and white as I've done. I also used the Special Delivery Paper and my die cutter to make a bow tie for each package. It really dresses up a boxed or bagged gift too. SUPPLIES: GCD Studios Pattern Papers: Special Delivery Collection: Dillon (2040), Calvin's Race (2039), George (2037), Scott's Stamp Collection (2047), Paperclips (2054).

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BOW TIE CARD BY NINA YANG Special Delivery is a hip boy/male collection for the men in our lives. I cut a tie shaped card with my digital die cut machine and did a little collage for the focal. I love that the cardstock label stickers in this collection has lots of cool patterns and great sentiments too, like the "One Tough Guy" sticker I used on my card. SUPPLIES: GCD Studios Pattern Papers: Special Delivery Collection: Calvin's Race (2039), Cardstock Label Stickers (2052), Paperclips (2054).

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WALLET GIFT CARD HOLDER REVISITED BY ALICIA THELIN Last Father's Day, GCD Studios brought you this wonderful Father's Day Gift Card Holder free pattern and tutorial. See how Alicia has revisited it with Diane Kappa's Indian Summer collection. SUPPLIES: GCD Studios Pattern Papers: Indian Summer Collection 6x6 Paper Pad (1984). Other supplies: GCD Studios wallet template, sewing machine, cardstock, x-acto knife.

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S R' ITO ED K C PI FATHER'S DAY TREAT BOX BY SARA ZENGER It's time to celebrate Father's Day! I love shopping for the perfect gift for my dad and helping my son pick out one for my husband, but what I love more is packaging these gifts! This is a kraft take-out container that I bought (in bulk) for previous gift giving. I was so excited to use the Special Delivery collection to create this treat box! It's a must-have for anyone with a boy in their life and great for every age range! I layered several of these handsome papers to create a wrap around the box and then added some details with twine, paperclips, and cut outs. To top it off I added this adorable bow tie. Be sure your gift wrap is as special as your gift!. SUPPLIES: GCD Studios Pattern Papers: Special Delivery Collection: Dillon (2040), Heidi (2041), George (2037), Guido (2042), Alpha Stickers (2051), Label Stickers (2052), Paperclips (2054). Other supplies: Kraft take-out container, bakers twine, fabric bow, decorative border punch.

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HEIDI SONBOUL Tell us a little about yourself? I have always LOVED paper! ALWAYS! When I was a little girl my dad owned a printing business in our garage and I cherished helping him with orders. I loved the sound of the machine pulling the paper through the wheel and seeing the finished product. Before scrapbooking became what it is today, he would allow me to use his supplies to make little books and cards. I grew up as the baby of six children and with so many of us in one home, my mother was very creative with her resources. I loved

the concept of being a mommy someday and crafting as a hobby. I guess you can say I'm a lot like my mom in that department, because I learned how to sew, paint and garden by the time I was 6. Right after I became a mother, I found a hobby that was just for me… the scrapbook industry. I can't believe it's been 10 years from when I made my first layout, but here I am and I can honestly say that my love for paper crafting grows more and more each day. How would you describe your style? It took me a few years to perfect it, but I would say it's "layers of fun". I really enjoy layering my papers and play with colors in a clean and organized look. I adore embellishments and form tape, so I often pile them on.

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What inspired you to make SunKissed and Special Delivery? When I created SunKissed I wanted it to be bright and cheerful. I grew up in California and so I pulled a lot of inspiration from the beach and sunny days. For Special Delivery I wanted a good everyday boy collection that wasn't so themed. Just about every boy collection out there had rockets and robots. What would you give as advice to those wanting in this industry? Work hard, define your style, and Work on your photography. These items are so important to know. Tell us a little about your book. I have always wanted to do a book and so when I was given the opportunity I felt so blessed. I mapped out a plan for it and got to work. I made over 80 layouts, which took me 4 months to do. I made it a goal to make each layout look different, which is hard when creating so many layouts and when it can time to do the photo shoot, I had the best time embracing my chubby girl curves and posing for the cover. It was a lot of work, but fun work and I would do it again in a heart bet. Tell us a little about your $2.00 classes and website. I'm so excited about this! When the digital copy released to the public, I also released

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my new site I wanted the site to be a fun place for crafty people to visit and so I came up with the concept of $2.00 classes. Classes in the scrapbook industry can be so expensive and if you are new, paying that much can scary you off. These $2.00 classes are PACK with my 3T's, which are Tips, Tricks, and Techniques. The first class went live on June, 3rd 2013 and the support was overwhelming. What is your favorite part about working for GCD Studios? I LOVE working with the DT gals! They are all so amazing and being that this is my 4th year with leading them, it makes me feel so honored to be part of their creativity. Each year we bring in new girls and it's always hard for me to see some go. We become friends and share our lives together. It really is such an amazing job! I also have to say that I LOVE designing our booth. It takes 3-4 months of planning, shopping, painting, crafting and to get to CHA... I enjoy it all. If you had to pick one word to describe you, what would it be? Cheerful. I guess it's because I make it a goal to be cheerful each and everyday. I love to cheer others up and I love to cheer people on!

What is your favorite part about the crafting industry? It's my "me" time. I love how scrapbooking makes me feel when I create something new. I often scrapbook late at night with my favorite music playing, while I sing along. There is something so therapeutic about that time. Oh and I would also like to say... the friends I've made. Those crafty friends have gone from online chats to live long friendships. Right Emilie, Pam, Heidi, Terri, Nina and Amanda?! What's next for you? It might be my dad's influence, but I've always wanted to have my own business. I have no idea if this dream will ever come true, but I would love to have my own company and even though it would be soooo much work‌ it's my dream. I'm so grateful for GCD Studios allowing me to make my very own collections and being with them for 4 years. It's been a really fun job. Right now I'm working on 2 new collections and I must say‌ they will be my best collections yet. I can't wait to share them at CHA winter.

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"Brand New" Layout by Kelly Holbrook Check out this lovely 8.5 x 11 layout from Kelly. Her choice of bright colors on a soft baby blue back ground is the perfect touch for this newborn theme. To create a well balance multi-photo layout, substitute a photo for one or both of the flash cards.

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SUPPLIES: GCD Studios Pattern Papers: Special Delivery Collection: Scott's Stamp Collection (2047), Guido (2042), Zach (2048), Die-Cut Borders (2055), Label Stickers (2052), Alpha Stickers (2051), Paperclips (2054), Brads (2053).

Download the baby shoe template here. "Baby Shower Shoes Party Favor" by RAE BARTHEL There’s nothing cuter than teeny tiny newborn baby gear, and these baby shower party favor shoes are no exception! I found the shoe template online, and it was very easy to follow. I used one 6” x 6” sheet of paper for each shoe. After assembling the shoes, I simply added some adhesive pearls, and then sat back and grinned at how absolutely darling the shoes turned out! For a baby shower take away, you can fill the shoes with candies or other treats. SUPPLIES: GCD Studios Pattern Papers: Special Delivery Collection 6x6 Paper Pad (2050). Other: baby shoe template, pearls.

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Decorate the inside of the card with a cute pun sentiment.

A little stitching on the grass gives some much needed texture. "HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY" CARD by WIDA MILLER I have decided that if there is a baby card involved, an elephant image MUST be considered. The Silhouette is a gem of a place for great die-cut images to make your patterned paper pop. For this first birthday card, I pulled out some papers from the Special Delivery Collection by GCD Studios and went to work to create a happy little scene. A little stitching on the "grass" gives some much needed texture. Lately I have had fun decorating the inside of the card as well. I find punny sentiments funny, don't you? SUPPLIES: GCD Studios Pattern Papers: Special Delivery: Sincerely Yours (2044), Scott's Stamp Collection (2047), Label Stickers (2052), Paperclips (2054), Die-Cut Borders (2055). Other: Silhouette, cloud dies (Papertrey Ink), Mini Alphabet Stickers (Authentique).

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"YOUR STORY BEGINS HERE" LAYOUT BY CHRISTINA COLLINS I wanted my daughter's baby book to have a great introductory page. I was so inspired by the little "books" border strip, and decided a great title would be "Your Story Begins Here". Essentially - her story would start with her baby book! I cut out a few Polaroid frames using my Silhouette Cameo, along with an adorable little paper bow. I cut strips of different patterns and lined them up to frame around the photos. I think this layout is a perfect start to my daughter's "story". SUPPLIES: GCD Studios Pattern Papers: Pure Bliss: Journal Tags (2025), Green Ikat (2020), Crossword (2021), Dainty Floral (2024), Dizzy Heart (2022). GCD Studios Embellishments: Pure Bliss: Brads (2034), Label Stickers (2033). Other: Silhouette Cameo, Bazzill Basics Cardstocks.

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"CONGRATULATIONS" CARD BY NINA YANG I love the sweet patterns and colors in the Pure Bliss collection. I love that it has geometric patterns in soft colors. I started my card by die cutting a bib for the background; punched out three 1" circles and three 1-3/4" circles to make a flower. The petals were made by cutting a slot into the center of a circle and gluing the two ends together. SUPPLIES: GCD Studios Pattern Papers: Pure Bliss Collection 6x6 Paper Pad (2031), Pure Bliss Label Stickers (2033), Ambrosia Adhesive Pearls (1886).

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Paper Piecing with Geometric Shapes

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Triangle Layout by Sara Zenger They say all trends come full circle over time and believe that is true! When I first started scrapbooking basic geometric shapes were all the rage and I they are coming back! I just cant get enough of triangles today! I love to use them to make a banner or to create a background pattern with, as I did on this layout. Using the Special Delivery collection I cut several squares to 2.5" x 2.5" and they cut them in half to have 2 triangles. I did this with several papers so I had lots of patterns to choose from. When I layered them on my paper I put some on with pop-dots to give the layout some dimension. Topping the layout off with lots of details like paint, twine, and stickers makes it all come together! SUPPLIES: GCD Studios Pattern Papers: Special Delivery Collection.

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One Tough Guy Layout by Audrey Yeager I started by cutting 1" wide strips of papers that were 2 and 3" long. Then I just folded the corner back on one end of each, and arranged them to create a "negative" diamond shape. I tacked down each fold of paper with some thread. So a simple rectangle gave me some triangles and diamonds when folded! I used this pattern to create a large border on the left side of my page. Because there was a lot going on with my papers, I stuck to white cardstock as my base, and a very neutral mat and simple embellishments. SUPPLIES: GCD Studios Pattern Papers: Special Delivery Collection.

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Love And Be Loved Card by Christine Meyer Mixing and matching patterned papers with bold geometric shapes can create a striking project. For this card I combined white cardstock with patterned papers in square shapes. Combining patterned papers is easy to do and eye pleasing when you use patterns that are of a similar size and make the colors work together. I utilized both negative and positive space and turned them all on their sides so they look more like diamonds. To add dimension I added some hand stitching and some epoxy dots. SUPPLIES: GCD Studios Pattern Papers: Special Delivery Collection.

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Ten Layout by Suzanna Lee One of the many popular scrapbook trends these days is the use of geometric shapes on your page or card. The geometric vibe of the triangle was difficult to escape when scanning through my paper pad. I took the patterned paper Guido and pushed this trend with interactive triangles. Fold out triangles are backed with complementary patterns and further enhanced with the angles of the banner and chevron. Even the zig zag edge of the red circle pays homage to the trendy triangle. SUPPLIES: GCD Studios Pattern Papers: Special Delivery Collection.

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This Store Rocks Layout by Katrina Hunt Geometric shapes are so in right now. There are circles, hexagons, arrows, triangles and more. I knew this photo of one of my favorite stores would be perfect for this type of theme. I decided that I wanted to play off the triangles in one of the border strips from the Special Delivery collection. I started with cutting out the triangles and just popping them up on the left side of my layout. I then decided that I wanted to add a few more triangles at the top. I did this by layering different sizes of triangles out of the different pattern papers. I did play with this for a while, to get the look that I wanted. And I didn't want the "clip" part of the Happy paperclip, so I just removed the clip from it! SUPPLIES: GCD Studios Pattern Papers: Special Delivery Collection.

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Inspired by the desire to explore life's possibilities through soul-searching, this collection in soft and bright pastels is all about sophisticated patterns with a sense of gentle motion. Dragonflies flutter, leaves float, and blossoms dance in aqua and green, amber and celadon, apricot and violet. 28 |

A Fresh & Trendy Palette

MASON JAR DRINKS BY AMANDA COLEMAN Wedding season is in full gear and no doubt there are last-minute plans and changes being made. These mason jar drinks are inspired by a fresh and trendy color palette. With a few basic crafting and household supplies, brides and her helpers can quickly put together several mason jar drinks that are sure to impress wedding guests. Each jar top is cut from a piece of patterned paper. I used a regular hole punch to make a hole for the straws. The jar wrap is made from a strip of pleated brown paper bag and a cotton twill bow. SUPPLIES: GCD Studios Special Delivery Collection.

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A Striking Palette

YOU ARE HERE CARD BY ALICIA THELIN Check out this splash of color… It's so wonderfully striking! Wouldn't the colors photograph stunningly with and ivory wedding dress? I'd love to see the men lined-up in navy suits as opposed to black. Photo credit: My project uses Heidi Sonboul's collection, Special Delivery. As a card maker I often find curious ways to use products intended for scrapbooking. (i.e. the "YOU ARE HERE" sticker, it points to the heart as opposed to a literal spot on a map.) Die-cutting a window into the card front allowed for so much layering creativity. I adore a card with some playful interaction. SUPPLIES: GCD Studios Pattern Papers: Special Delivery Collection: Special Delivery Collection 6” x 6” Paper Pad (2050), Label Stickers (2052). Other: Stitched Mats - Rectangle (Lil' Inker), Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (Stampin' Up!), Big Shot (Sizzix), Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers).

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A Bold Summer Palette

SUMMER LOVIN' LAYOUT BY SARA ZENGER Wedding season is upon us! You are bound to have some wedding photos in your future to work with. Don't get stuck with the 'typical' wedding style layout and the usual simple colors. Be bold and use colors you love! Right now I am very much into Navy – its the new black – as it pairs so well with many other colors, especially orange! Here is a wedding layout with my favorite color combo! I went with a very clean design with the bold color palette. I was able to find the perfect paper and embellishments I wanted in the Sunkissed collection! SUPPLIES: GCD Studios Sunkissed Collection.

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A Mint & Coral Palette

YOU & ME WEDDING CARD BY RAE BARTHEL I designed this card thinking it would be perfect for a bride-to-be to give to her husband-to-be before their big day, or perhaps even after the ceremony. The color combination of mint and coral is trendy and when paired with pearls and scallops, the combination is ideal for a wedding card! The ampersand on the designer paper begged for the addition of the “you” and “me” stickers. I also decided to continue the design onto the inside of the card. I cut out a heart shape and layered label stickers and alphabet stickers to complete the design. SUPPLIES: GCD Studios Pattern Papers: Sunkissed Collection: 6” x 6” Paper Pad (2069), Label Stickers (2071), Die-Cut Borders (2074). Other: woodgrain stickers, chalk ink.

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A Floral Palette

US LAYOUT BY JULIE TUCKER-WOLEK We just loved how Julie used the darling boarder strip from the Pure Bliss collection. Her layering technique is perfectly themed for this wedding photo. SUPPLIES: GCD Studios Pattern Papers: Pure Bliss Collection.

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Almost Four Layout by Audrey Yeager This collection definitely looks boyish at first glance, but there are a lot of floral prints in it as well! A simple way to make a more boyish print look more girly is to turn it into a flower! I took the blue and white horse paper, cut it into thin strips, dampened it a bit with some water, and then twisted it into a flower. Add glitter to REALLY make it girly! Another tip is to use a punch shape that might be considered more girly. For example, I used a butterfly punch and the alphabet paper to make little embellishments for my page. SUPPLIES: GCD Studios Pattern Papers: Special Delivery Collection. GCD Studios Embellishments: Special Delivery Collection: Brads (2053), Die-Cut Borders (2055). Other: mists (Calico, Ranger).

10 Reasons Why Layout by Rochelle Spears I tend to focus my pages around my children more than anyone else. So I decided to dedicate a page to my husband and list 10 reasons why I love him. I wanted the page to feel soft and tranquil and I found that in the green and blue colors that I used. The pop of yellows brought in the freshness and adding the fussy cut flowers incorporated the love of creating this layout. SUPPLIES: GCD Studios Pattern Papers: Special Delivery Collection: Heidi (2041), Bradley’s Travel (2045), Scott’s Stamp Collection (2047). GCD Studios Embellishments: Special Delivery Collection: Paperclips (2054), Brads (2053), Alpha Stickers (2051), Die-Cut Borders (2055), Label Stickers (2052). Other: cardstock, doily, stitching, glossy accents and stickles.

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Giddy Up Layout by Rochelle Spears What better way to showcase this photo of my son riding a horse then when this awesome horse paper, Calvin’s Race! I love how the horses stand out on the pretty blue color paper. Adding the green to this layout really made the horse paper pop even more. My final touch was to fussy cut the letters of my son’s name from the paper, Spencer, and adding that to the bottom of the photo tying the layout together. SUPPLIES: GCD Studios Pattern Papers: Special Delivery Collection: George (2037), Calvin’s Race (2039), Spencer (2046), Jack (2043), and Zach (2048). GCD Studios Embellishments: Special Delivery Collection: Paperclips (2054), Brads (2053), Alpha Stickers (2051) Die-Cut Borders (2055), Label stickers (2052). Other: cardstock, twine, and white pen.

Beauty Hurts Layout by Grace Tolman I layered papers, die-cut borders, stickers, and brads in this page. Here are some tips for layering embellishments: Mind the size of your products. If you have something oversized like a hand cut flower, you can add something over it, like the small heart sticker. By paying attention to size and shapes of your stickers, you can add smaller items over bigger ones. Adding elements with foam adhesive also allows you to layer elements over each other. SUPPLIES: GCD Studios Pattern Papers: Special Delivery Collection: George (2037), Jack (2043), Sincerely Yours (2044), Spencer (2046), Scott’s Stamp Collection (2047). GCD Studios Embellishments: Special Delivery Collection: Alpha Stickers (2051), Label Stickers (2052), Die-Cut Borders (2055), Brads (2053); Fun & Funky: Chipboard Alphas (2106). gcd studios 06.2013 E-MAGAZINE | 35

WE HEART NERDS Card by Christine Meyer Who doesn't love some cute glasses? For this card I fussy cut three different pairs of glasses and centered them on my card. I trimmed the words "I" and "Nerds" and added those in along with a sticker heart to create my sentiment. Add to it some googly eyes and you've got a fun and definitely nerdy little card. SUPPLIES: GCD Studios Special Delivery Collection.

Card by Rae Barthel Nerd Love!! How fun is this paper with the nerd glasses pattern? The papers in the Special Delivery collection are so vivid and playful, ideal for a fun masculine card. I love the black and cream striped paper paired with the offset red sentiment strip, it draws your eye in to the “I (heart) nerds� journaling tag. SUPPLIES: GCD Studios Special Delivery Collection. Other: twine, wood veneer shapes, red chalk ink.

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Mini Gift by Lalo Ik June is graduation season and what better gift to give a new graduate then something they can use. Here is a super trendy notebook, bookmark, and pen gift set for a cool grad. The chic nerd glasses in the Special Delivery collection adds the perfect accents to send a "I'm fun yet ready to work" vibe. A perfect message for any graduate regardless of age. SUPPLIES: GCD Studios Special Delivery Collection: Mr. Sonboul (2038), Jack (2043), Die-Cut Borders (2055), Brads (2053), Label Stickers (2052), Alpha Stickers (2051).

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