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Jan 27, 2015 5:00:00 AM

A Terrific Tuesday Full of Tags!

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Who loves tagmaking? To our tag creators, we love you! Tags are the perfect mini canvas. So many possibilities for one small tag. Let's explore these great mediums for art with today's blog! Our Design Team amazes with beautiful shares from Nichola Battilana and Romy Veul. Two brilliant, talented designers who are masters at color palette and layered designs. Get ready to fall in love with their tag ideas!

Did you get a look at this week's contest? It's full of lovely Valentine's Day goodies! Enter here:

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First, get inspired with these tags using An ABC Primer by Nichola!

"Now, they don’t look anything alike, but sometimes it’s just a small element, technique or idea that inspires or can be a jumping off point. In this case, the dimension that little bottom fold from the original tag was my inspiration point. I’ve folded the bottom edge of my tags to give depth and interest. The fold sort of adds a horizon point to build upon and creates tags that are extra chunky and sturdy." ~Nichola

Pinterest Inspiration for this Project

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Supply List:

ABC Primer:
Artist Trading Tags-Kraft
Regular Tag Album
Large Tag Album-Kraft
ABC Primer fabric
Jute Twine
Foam squares

Next, enjoy this gorgeous Home Sweet Home tag by Romy! What perfect colors and layers.

"This collection just makes me happy because of its bright and cheery colours and lovely patterns. It was a true delight to make this card with some of my favourite patterns and images from this collection. " ~Romy

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Supply List:

Home Sweet Home Paper Pad

Is it time to make some tags? We think so! Thanks for joining us today, and have fun with some tagmaking!

Tag! You're It,

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Jan 26, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Getting Creative with Artisan Style

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We love getting to see the Design Team's creations with our new collections soon to hit stores. So many great ideas to try once you get your new papers! Miranda Edney and Lori Williams share incredible projects today using Artisan Style. You will love the rich colors and gorgeous patterns in this vibrant collection. What a great Monday!

How about a new contest this week? Who wants to win a $40 Valentine's Day prize pack with Sweet Sentiments! It's the perfect giveaway to show we love our G45ers. Enter below:

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First, we have this amazing altered canvas by Miranda using Artisan Style. We love the fabulous scene she built inside. What a fabulous creation.

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Supply List

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Artisan Style-Decorative Flourish
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Antique Metal Keys
Tim Holtz Corked Vial
Canvas
Glue
Foam Dots

Next, here is a perfectly inspired card from Lori. Tell us more, Lori:

"The area of the country that I live in has a lot of bungalow inspired housing and arts and crafts style all around. In fact yearly they hold an Arts and Crafts conference at a local Inn, The Grove Park and I’ve attended numerous times. I’ve been in love with this style for as long as I can remember and have always said one day I’ll live in a craftsman style house. This collection embodies the colors, motifs and designs of that design era. So I may not live in that type of house quite yet, but at least I can make pretty projects with the Artisan Style collection until then, LOL.

Something that really makes this card pop is one of Graphic 45 latest additions to the staples line, the lion door knocker. He is so cool and I can’t wait to use more of them in other projects, you’ll love them. I know they’ll do great on box and mixed media pieces but to me he just had to adorned the front door of my card." ~Lori

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Supply List

Artisan Style 12 x 12 Paper
This Old House
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Creative Ideal
Decorative Flourish
Attention to Detail
Graphic 45 Staples
Antique Brass Door Knockers
Other Products Used:
Foam Tape
Zip Dries Glue
Dries Clear Glue
X-acto Tool
Seal Healing Mat
Black Card Stock

Is Artisan Style on your wish list? Look for it in stores in early to mid-February! We cannot wait to see what great ideas you come up with!

Happy Papercrafting!

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Jan 24, 2015 5:00:00 AM

There's Still Time to Take the Graphic 45 January Challenge!

There's still a week to enter our January Challenge! Just make the Time to Celebrate mini album below and you could win a $75 prize pack! Have fun and take the challenge today.

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Download the Time to Celebrate Mini Album Project Sheet

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Upload your Submissions to our Facebook Page

Happy Mini-Making,

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Jan 23, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Graphic 45 Ning Gallery Highlights

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We adore you, our amazing, talented G45ers. We love to see your projects with Graphic 45. For us, it's when we truly see the collections come alive - in the hands of our talented artists! Today, let's celebrate YOUR beautiful work on the blog. We are going to share five amazing projects from our Ning gallery. All 5 of these projects are so amazing, so prepare yourselves to be dazzled! 

First, let's announce who won this week's blog contest! Our randomly chosen winner is....

-Mary Helene

Congratulations, Mary! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Thanks to everyone who entered our contest. Join us next week for more giveaways!

Do you share on our Ning site? If not, we would love to see your work. Upload your projects today!

 Share on our Graphic 45 Ning Page!

To kick off the great shares, we have this gorgeous Bird Song mini album from Sharon Lee Wade-Coughlin. Isn't this stunning? She used toilet paper rolls to create this amazing mini.

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Next, prepare to be inspired by this beautiful Baby 2 Bride hot air balloon from Sandra Carey. Wow! This is truly amazing.Love how she uses Baby 2 Bride.

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Nancy Wethington wows with these gorgeous March Time to Flourish tags. Perfect for spring! Love these. Nancy makes Time to Flourish shine. 

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Watch Kathy Clement wow with this perfect Sweet Sentiments Valentine's Day banner. This holiday is right around the corner, and this is just a gorgeous creation! What a genius use of Sweet Sentiments.

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Now, what a stunning project to close the day with - this absolutely brilliantly composed "Aspirations" layout using The Twelve Days of Christmas and Typography. Trudi Harrison shows us you can think outside the collection and create something truly memorable.

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What an amazing Friday filled with great ideas. Will you go share on our Ning page? At least tour the amazing projects already there! Enjoy and have a fantastic and creative weekend.

Your Fans on Ning,

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Jan 22, 2015 5:00:00 AM

A Tutorial-Worthy Thursday

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We love when our Design Team shares amazing tutorials. For so long, our G45ers would say, "I love Graphic 45, but I don't know how to use it!" So, we are so grateful for our amazing Design Team who not only shares multitude of inspiration, but also their knowledge and tutorials with us. We hope it inspires you to cut into those lovely papers and create a masterpiece. Today, Rhea Freitag shares a brilliant masculine Valentine's Day card and tutorial. Then, Yumi Muraeda gives you another grand idea for the New Year with a beautiful project and Snapguide. 

Also, today's the last day to take part in our Time to Flourish giveaway! Take part now:

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We are in love with this maculine Valentine's Day card by the amazing Rhea. Check out her tutorial below as well!

"This card was inspired by the notion of trying to make a masculine Valentine card with a steampunk feel. I chose a few coveted scraps of Halloween in Wonderland and combined them with Typography for the perfect mash up.  The use of the washi tape is superb for creating a heavy backdrop for a card like this with tons of embellishments.  I made a little snapguide to show you how I put together this creative masculine card." ~Rhea

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Check out How to Make an Altered Masculine Valentine Card by Rhea Freitag on Snapguide.  

Rhea's Snapguide Tutorial


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Supply List

Graphic 45 Washi Tape
Typography
Hallowe'ein in Wonderland
Dremel

Next, we have this amazing schedule book from Yumi. We love this great idea filled with rich colors and great stamp techniques!

 

"I wanted to make a own Stamp Schedule book for next year. Graphic 45 Easel Albums has 14 pages so I can start from this November. This is great and fun! This Stamp Schedule book is easy to make, just you need a PATIENCE!

Thank you so much!!" ~Yumi

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Check out How to Schedule Book With Stamp 2015 by Yumi Muraeda on Snapguide.  

Yumi's Snapguide Tutorial


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Supply List

Graphic 45 Easel Albums
Graphic 45 Typography 8’paper pads
Graphic 45 Typography Cling Stamps 1,2,3
Graphic 45 Washi tape set
Ranger craft tags #5
Ranger Archival Ink , JET BLACK, CARNATION RED, FORGET-ME- NOT BLUE
Any Stamp of Number, Month’s name and List( BUCKET, THINGS TO DO, REMEMBER Etc.)
HERO ARTS round alphabet stamps
amy tangerine date stamp
Faber-Castell CHALK BOARD PAINT
Color Box CHALK IKPAD
Black Ribbon (any)
Sizzix eclips2 cutter

Thanks for joining us for tutorials! Get out some of your G45 papers and play today.

Happy Creating,

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