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May 29, 2017 5:00:00 AM

A Ladies' Diary is Back in Action! Tag and Bracelet by Pam Bray

Hello, G45ers!

Happy Memorial Day to all of you reading this in the states. Today, we are also celebrating the return of one of Graphic 45's most popular releases ever, A Ladies' Diary - DCE, once again available on store shelves near you. In honor of that, Pam Bray is sharing a set of upcycled projects featuring this lovely collection. Her first project is a beautiful tag created from some left over  G45 packaging. Pam uses various pieces from the collection to create a pocket on the tag and also adds some crinkle ribbon for just a touch of feminine vintage flair. Then she shares a coordinating A Ladies' Diary bracelet because sometimes wearable crafts are the most fun. This would make a perfect gift set!

Before we get to the projects, it is time to announce this week's blog prize! We are giving away a Midnight Masquerade prize pack. To enter to win, just comment here on the blog and/or on Facebook each day.  We will announce one randomly chosen winner on this Friday's blog. 

 

(3) Midnight Masquerade Tag Album ($52)

 This prize package includes a Midnight Masquerade Patterns & Solids 12x12 paper pad, an 8x8 paper pad, decorative chipboard, die-cut tags and pockets, and a Square Ivory Tag Album, a $50+ value!  

 

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A Ladies' Diary Upcycled Tag & Bracelet

By Pam Bray

I love to upcycle items I find, buy, beg from friends, collect…you get the picture. I just love making something from nothing or creating something different from the purpose it originally served. I started collecting the packaging from Graphic 45 products when I first joined the team so I have several of the tag like packaging. They are perfect not only for gift tags, books, banners, but also they can become their own gift source by adding small pockets, boxes or other dimensional pieces on the back.” ~Pam Bray

  

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Graphic 45 A Ladies' Diary Upcycled Tag and Bracelet by Pam Bray - Photo 3_5156



Graphic 45 A Ladies' Diary Upcycled Tag and Bracelet by Pam Bray - Photo 3_5156

Tips:

  1. Check the wood aisle in your local craft stores for fabulous items to upcycle.

  2. Save packaging, small boxes, and other ephemera to use on projects.

  3. Look at your pattern paper to the images that are on them…you never know which images you will be able to fussy cut and use to decorate with.

  4. Wet ribbon down with water; wad up and hold together with clothespin until dry will create crinkle ribbon

 


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Graphic 45 A Ladies' Diary Upcycled Tag and Bracelet by Pam Bray - Photo 5_5149



Graphic 45 A Ladies' Diary Upcycled Tag and Bracelet by Pam Bray - Photo 5_5149



Graphic 45 A Ladies' Diary Upcycled Tag and Bracelet by Pam Bray - Photo 5_5149


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Graphic 45 A Ladies' Diary Upcycled Tag and Bracelet by Pam Bray - Photo 12_5151

  

Graphic 45 Supplies:

A Ladies' Diary  Deluxe Collector's Editions  Graphic 45  Back in Stock

 

Other Supplies:

 

 

A Ladies' Diary Pinterest Board

Looking for more A Ladies' Diary ideas?  Check out our Pinterest Board.  We have a board for each collection we design, as well as for all different types of projects, so make it easy to search.  
 

Thanks for joining us today for a peek inside two great A Ladies' Diary projects by the talented Pam Bray. We are so excited to have this one back on store shelves and in customers hands. We'd love to hear what you will use it for in the comments below. Don't forget to comment here and/or on Facebook daily for your chance to win this weeks prize. See you back here tomorrow for more crafting goodness. 


Happy Papercrafting!

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May 26, 2017 5:00:00 AM

Steampunk & Mixed Media Come Together for Two Amazing and Different Projects

Hello, G45ers,

Happy Friday! We have two great projects to get you in the mood for some crafting R&R this weekend, by design team members Aneta Matuszewska and Alexandra Morein. First up, Aneta takes it to the beach with a vivid Voyage Beneath the Sea double page layout. The seashells, net, and custom background on this evocative layout will bring you right back to those restful Summer days on the sand with the sound of the sea in your ear. Next, Alexandra debuts a creative and quirky Steampunk Debutante - DCE notebook, loaded with space to fill with quiet contemplations on those relaxing weekends at home. The details on this notebook are fun and functional, with a magnetic closure and twine binding. Before we venture forth, it is time to announce this week's lucky blog prize winner! 

The winner of this week's prize is....Gigi Steel

Gigi commented on the blog, "Beautiful 45 crafts. I'm always looking for more supply storage ideas!"

Congratulations, Gigi! Please email info@g45papers.com to claim your prize. 

 

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Prize Package A Ladies Diary - DCE, Portrait of a Lady 12x12 Pad, 12x12 Patterns & Solids Pad, a Journaling Chipboard, Ephemera Cards, Shabby Chic Metal Brads, Clock Keys, and a set of ATC Black Policy Envelopes-that is over a $100 value!

 

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Voyage Beneath the Sea Double Page Layout

By Aneta Matuszewska

"Hello everybody,


Last year my husband and I visited the Dominican Republic. 
The place was just magical and we’ll never forget this trip.

I still have to find time to make an album from this beautiful paradise and this double layout is for sure, something to begin with:


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Voyage Beneath the Sea double LO for Graphic 45  by Aneta Matuszewska  photo 2

 

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Voyage Beneath the Sea double LO for Graphic 45  by Aneta Matuszewska  photo 2




Graphic 45 Supplies:

Voyage Beneath the Sea Banner Graphic 45

 

 

Thank you for stopping by today and have a crafty day!

xoxo" ~Aneta Matuszewska

 

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Steampunk Debutante Handbound Notebook

By Alexandra Morein

 

"This notebook was created from start to finish using chipboard, cardstock, some printing paper and beautiful paper from the Steampunk Debutante collection.  

To add a little zest, I’ve created a double cover which works like a “magical wallet”. It is magnetic, as well as it is help by the ribbons and it can be open to both left and right direction, reveling space for quick tucking in some tiny tickets and paper pieces.

A couple of the inside signatures are bound to the notebook’s spine using a thin twine, and the tails of the twine are embellished with the metal cogs and some beads to compliment the overall design.
 

I’ve cut out quite a lot of the small details out of the paper sheets from the Steampunk Debutante and layered them on the cover to create a finished composition."

 

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DIY Handbound Notebook  Steampunk Debutante  Project by Alexandra Morein  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 2


DIY Handbound Notebook  Steampunk Debutante  Project by Alexandra Morein  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 2

 


DIY Handbound Notebook  Steampunk Debutante  Project by Alexandra Morein  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 2



DIY Handbound Notebook  Steampunk Debutante  Project by Alexandra Morein  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 2

 

Graphic 45 Supplies:

  • Steampunk Debutante - Deluxe Collector’s Edition (currently out of stock) 

 

 

  Facebook Live - Midnight Masquerade  Mask Tutorial  #simplyg45  Graphic 45

Join us today, Friday, May 26th at 11 am PST on Facebook for a LIVE video! We will be teaching a fast and fun Masquerade Mask tutorial, sharing great insider tips, and of course giving away prizes! Fun fact, if you can't join us live you can watch the video afterwards.  Just click the video tab on our Facebook page.

 Thanks for joining us on this fabulous Friday, and thanks to Aneta and Alexandra for providing this lovely inspiration. We hope you can have a weekend full of rest, relaxation, and craft time. Let us know what kinds of craft projects help you unwind in the comments below. Congratulations again to Gigi and do not forget there is one more chance to win TODAY on Facebook. 

Happy Papercrafting! 

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May 25, 2017 5:00:00 AM

Portrait of a Lady: Box & Album Tutorial & Special Tati Scrap Feature

Hello, G45ers!

Good day to you and welcome to a day we are going to spend featuring a couple picture perfect Graphic 45 Portrait of a Lady projects. Lena Astafeva leads things off with a beautiful box, complete with a matching mini album. We love how the ornate border works as a frame for the portrait in the center of the cover. Check out her YouTube video for a better look and the SnapGuide tutorial for full details on how to create your own. Tati Scrap is up next with a gorgeous mini-album that squeezes in a ton of fun details into a tiny package. She includes a variety of metal pieces in to add depth and weight and all the fold out pages are perfect for filling with mementos. Take a look below to see the perfect inspiration to bring this collection to life. 

   

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Portrait of a Lady Box & Album

By Lena Astafeva

"Today, I want to show a small set: a box, and inside it there is an album. I used Portrait of a Lady collection and a Mixed Media Box. To create such album is very simple. I’ve prepared the tutorial, you can also watch it on video." ~Lena Astafeva

 

Check out How to Mini-Album With Box by Elena Astafeva on Snapguide.

 

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Box and album -Portrait of a Lady- tutorial by Lena Astafeva-product by Graphic 45-54


Box and album -Portrait of a Lady- tutorial by Lena Astafeva-product by Graphic 45-54


Box and album -Portrait of a Lady- tutorial by Lena Astafeva-product by Graphic 45-54


Box and album -Portrait of a Lady- tutorial by Lena Astafeva-product by Graphic 45-54

Box and album -Portrait of a Lady- tutorial by Lena Astafeva-product by Graphic 45-54

Lena's Box & Album Video Tour

 

Graphic 45 Supplies: 

Portrait of a lady graphic 45 banner

 

 

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Hello Beautiful Album 

By Tati Scrap

"Hi !! Today a project with a new Graphic 45 collection...it is a beauty!!

Portrait of a Lady

In love ..." ~Tati Scrap

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Graphic 45 Supplies:

 

(Fb prize taken)Mother Day Prize Pack $100+ value  Portrait of a Lady  Paper Pad  Staples  Ladies Diary  Deluxe Collector's Edition  Facebook Contest  4%2F28%2F2017

This week we are giving away a set that includes A Ladies Diary - DCE, Portrait of a Lady 12x12 Pad, 12x12 Patterns & Solids Pad, a Journaling Chipboard, Ephemera Cards, Shabby Chic Metal Brads, Clock Keys, and a set of ATC Black Policy Envelopes-that is over a $100 value! To enter to win, just comment here on the blog daily or over on our Facebook page.

Thanks for joining us today for this journey through an album of Portrait of a Lady projects by Lena and Tati. We hope you have enjoyed their work as much as we have. Don't forget you can comment below for your chance to win items from this lovely collection and more. Let us know how you have been using Portrait of a Lady recently. We hope to see you back here tomorrow when we share even more design team creations. 


Happy Papercrafting! 


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May 24, 2017 5:00:00 AM

2 Double Page Layouts, 2 Tutorials, 1 Great Adventure! Featuring Off to the Races and Safari Adventure

Hello, G45ers!

Today, we are Off to the Races and on a Safari Adventure with two exciting double page layouts by talented design team members, Elena Olinevich and Pam Bray. Elena starts us off on the right track with a minimalist design and a creative use of Off to the Races that is just the ticket. Using a few thoughtfully chosen paper and chipboard designs throughout and arranging it all with careful intention is a sure bet for creating a winning layout. Her YouTube tutorial offers great odds of learning a new trick or two. Pam guides us through the jungle of layout design with a fantastically full Safari Adventure layout. Sometimes a project comes roaring to life with the perfect combination of subject and Graphic 45 collection. The included SnapGuide will make sure to get you through this crafting adventure unscathed. Place your bets and hold onto your safari hats because it is time to dive in. 

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Off to the Races Double Layout

by Elena Olinevich

 

"This is my second double layout in my life. I have to confess I do it rarely. However, I have found it’s quite a fascinating process, as you need to plan how to place the photos on 2 almost identical backgrounds.

 I found the pictures of my daughter playing at the country house we went to last year. The kids were playing hide and seek, and I thought what collection suits this activity. Then I realized that Off to the Races would be a perfect match for all the purposes.

I started by tearing the black sheet into 2 asymmetrical parts , that I placed at the edge, so that if you connect 2 layouts together it seems that the black background is one whole piece.

I didn’t want to make my layouts busy with the embellishments. It’s always a challenge for me to place the bold papers into one dynamic composition. I used almost the same paper patterns for all the pictures.

It’s better to vary the size of your layers. In my case, I used the etched dies, one bigger and one smaller, so that it won’t be all the same.

You can check my video tutorial to see how I created the layout." ~Elena Olinevich

 

Video Tutorial for Double Layout, by Elena Olinevich



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Double Layout  Off to the Races  by Elena Olinevich  product by Graphic45  photo4


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Double Layout  Off to the Races  by Elena Olinevich  product by Graphic45  photo4


Double Layout  Off to the Races  by Elena Olinevich  product by Graphic45  photo4


Double Layout  Off to the Races  by Elena Olinevich  product by Graphic45  photo4

 

Graphic 45 Supplies:

Off-to-the-races

 

Other Supplies:

 

 

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Safari Adventure Double Layout with Tutorial

by Pam Bray

 

“Have you ever thought of the town, city, state or maybe even country you live in? There are so many things to see; so many things to do that most overlook what they have closest to them, to try discover things that are far away. That is what happened to us. We have lived in Tennessee for 15 years and many times have driven down the interstate heading to another state, but on this one occasion, we saw a sign and it said Safari Adventure Park, Alamo TN. On Good Friday we decided to take our grand kids to investigate it…what a rare oddity to have just a little over an hour from our house. We were able drive through the park and feed the animals through the windows of the truck. We had camels, llamas, deer, hogs, zebras, etc. come right up to our truck. What an experience we had that day; a day full of laughs and good times. Creating unforgettable memories with our grandkids. Get on the computer, look at a map, and explore the things that are near your home, in your state or somewhere close by.” ~Pam Bray

 

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Graphic 45 Safari Adventure Double Layout with Tutorial by Pam Bray - Photo 4_5116


Graphic 45 Safari Adventure Double Layout with Tutorial by Pam Bray - Photo 4_5116


Graphic 45 Safari Adventure Double Layout with Tutorial by Pam Bray - Photo 4_5116

 

 

Check out How to Graphic 45 Safari Adventure Layouts by Pam Bray on Snapguide.

Snapguide for Safari Adventure Double Page Layout by Pam Bray

 

Tip:

  1. Save pamphlets and other items to include in you scrapbooks.
  2. If you have lots of photos; create a small mini tag book to tuck behind the photo that has been placed on pop dots.
  3. Using a bit of crackle paste with stencil to give extra dimension to your projects.

 

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Graphic 45 Safari Adventure Double Layout with Tutorial by Pam Bray - Photo 8_5113

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Graphic 45 Safari Adventure Double Layout with Tutorial by Pam Bray - Photo 11_5120


Graphic 45 Safari Adventure Double Layout with Tutorial by Pam Bray - Photo 11_5120


Graphic 45 Safari Adventure Double Layout with Tutorial by Pam Bray - Photo 11_5120


Graphic 45 Safari Adventure Double Layout with Tutorial by Pam Bray - Photo 11_5120

 

Graphic 45 Supplies:

Safari-adventure banner small

 

Other Supplies:

  • Gypsy Soul Lasercuts Chipboard Filigree
  • May Arts Ribbon
  • Stub Punch
  • Tim Holtz Speckles Stencil
  • Small Metal Safety Pin
  • Crackle Paste
  • Palette Knife
  • Pop Dots
  • Adhesive
  • Brown Enamel Dots

 

(Fb prize taken)Mother Day Prize Pack $100+ value  Portrait of a Lady  Paper Pad  Staples  Ladies Diary  Deluxe Collector's Edition  Facebook Contest  4%2F28%2F2017

This week we are giving away a set that includes A Ladies Diary - DCE, Portrait of a Lady 12x12 Pad, 12x12 Patterns & Solids Pad, a Journaling Chipboard, Ephemera Cards, Shabby Chic Metal Brads, Clock Keys, and a set of ATC Black Policy Envelopes-that is over a $100 value! To enter to win, just comment here on the blog daily or over on our Facebook page.

Thanks for joining us, along with Elena and Pam for this double page layout double feature. We love the diversity of ideas that comes from our talented design team members' unique aesthetics. Whether you like sparse designs or full, whether you like to use Graphic 45 collections in unexpected ways or wait to find the perfect moment to capture with a related collection, we hope that we can provide project inspiration for you here each day. Please let us know what kinds of inspiration helps you get creating in the comments below and please join us again tomorrow for more inspiration.

Happy Papercrafting! 


Visit your LSS or order online today! Looking for Graphic 45 products?  Store Locator 

 

May 23, 2017 5:00:00 AM

Repurposed Odds and Ends: Vintage Hollywood DVD Box & Altered Craft Storage Cupboard

Hello, G45ers!

Graphic 45 is our name and unique papercrafting is our game. Today, we are diving in with two innovative crafting projects by Marina Blaukitchen and Olga Heldwein. First up, Marina shares a media storage case featuring Vintage Hollywood, perfect for DVDs or Blu-rays. This clever creation is full of thoughtful details including custom made Graphic 45 inserts for DVD sleeves and a little mini album, perfect for cinephiles to keep track of their favorite films. Next up, Olga shares an ambitious altered cupboard. This impressive invention features Olde Curiosity Shoppe - DCE and a lot of elbow grease! Olga's techniques could inspire a fun upcycling project if you have any shelves or dressers that could use some Graphic 45 flair. What a great way to store all those crafting supplies!

 

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DVD Box Vintage Hollywood

By Marina Blaukitchen  

"Sure you have favorite movies! You can make them have a special place with this little DVD file cabinet. I have also made a mini album to record important data from movies, reviews and even when I saw it for the first time!

If you love cinema this is your collection!" ~Marina Blaukitchen

 

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Tips:

Take the measure of the DVD boxes to make sure they will fit with some slack in the filing cabinet. It is very uncomfortable to be too tight.

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Make new dvd covers and add decorations or number the films according to your personal style.

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DVD Box Vintage Hollywood by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 2

This project can also be a nice gift for a movie lover or for Father’s Day. If you make it, do not forget to personalize it with your name or something special for that person, it will be a success.

 

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DVD Box Vintage Hollywood by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 11


DVD Box Vintage Hollywood by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 11


DVD Box Vintage Hollywood by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 11


DVD Box Vintage Hollywood by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 11
DVD Box Vintage Hollywood by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 11


Graphic 45 Supplies:



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Altered Cupboard

By Olga Heldwein


"This project took me ages to finish. I had to re-paint it and I sand it between layers of paint. To age my cupboard I used G45 Decades inks Venetian Lace, Dark Cashmere and Photogenic, I applied my inks with brushes and sealed the whole piece with a few layers of aging verniks – With time it vill get more vintage and some discoloration will appear. Inside my cupboard, I Use dome DIY paper and on the drawers, beautiful paper from Olde Curiosity Shoppe - Deluxe Collector's Edition pack. As a finishing touch, I added some staples. All other elements here are moldprints from my collection of silicone molds." ~Olga Heldwein



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Graphic 45 Supplies: 



(Fb prize taken)Mother Day Prize Pack $100+ value  Portrait of a Lady  Paper Pad  Staples  Ladies Diary  Deluxe Collector's Edition  Facebook Contest  4%2F28%2F2017

This week we are giving away a set that includes A Ladies Diary - DCE, Portrait of a Lady 12x12 Pad, 12x12 Patterns & Solids Pad, a Journaling Chipboard, Ephemera Cards, Shabby Chic Metal Brads, Clock Keys, and a set of ATC Black Policy Envelopes-that is over a $100 value! To enter to win, just comment here on the blog daily or over on our Facebook page.

Thanks for joining us for this day full of inventive projects by Marina and Olga, and thanks to them for sharing. Projects that remind us of the endless possibilities of crafting are always some of the most exciting to share.We'd love to hear about your creative projects in the comments below. From Vintage Hollywood to Olde Curiosity Shoppe, there is inspiration to be found in the most glamorous and odd corners of the past.  See you back here tomorrow, G45ers.

Happy Papercrafting! 

Visit your LSS or order online today! Looking for Graphic 45 products?  Store Locator