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Mar 1, 2017 5:00:00 AM

Create a Box, Notebook, and ATCs with Nature Sketchbook!

  Nature Sketchbook Box&Notebook&ATC, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 13

Happy March, G45ers! It's National Craft Month! Let's make it a great one full of creativity! Alexandra Morein has the most beautiful set of projects today using Nature Sketchbook. You will love her video tutorial and all the amazing techniques she uses for this great set of goodies. Take a look here:

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"The project which I am sharing with you today features the stunning “Nature Sketchbook” collection. I got the idea of the box design after finding a simple acrylic sheet in my stash. I had it for a while and I am glad I used it now for the lid of the box, which turned out really substantial, shiny and beautiful.

The box has a pull-out compartments under the notebook, and the 3 ATC cards which I made using the left-over papers are stored in that compartment, while on top of it you can see the notebook.

I like to build my projects from scratch using plain chipboard. It always seems magical to me how flat sheets connected to one another result in various 3d projects. If you like to build things from chipboard like I do, you will be happy to know that there is a full tutorial for putting this project together. With a bit of patience and free time you can get yourself the same set. Don’t forget about the gorgeous Graphic 45 papers too ☺

The cutting guide for all of the chipboard elements will be posted on my blog.


I really hope that you find this project inspiring enough and you will give it a go." ~Alexandra

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Supply List

Flora Fascination
Monarch Majesty

Beautiful World
Verdant Woodlands
Harmonious Honeybees
Wildflower Bouquet
Diary of a Botanist
Nature Sketchbook Journaling Chipboard

 This week we are giving away Off to the Races and an ATC Book Box and Metal Door Pull Staples!  What a fun prize pack! Who wants to win? Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to take part! This is a super fun prize pack, so make sure to enter today!

Off to the Races, ATC Book Box, Metal Prize $40 Graphic 45

Thanks to Alexandra for her stunning work! Thanks for joining us, G45ers. Have a creative day!

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here

Feb 28, 2017 5:00:00 AM

Create with Tags Staples & Policy Envelopes

  Tag mini, Nature Sketchbook, tutorial by Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (01)

We love seeing all the different possibilities with our Tag Staples! Today, Maggi Harding and Nico Scrap give such incredible ideas! Maggi has an interactive tag album below with a tutorial. What a fun idea with Nature Sketchbook! Let's see it up close: 

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"My love affair with Nature Sketchbook continues!  Today I have a really fun Tag & Policy Envelope Mini Snapguide tutorial to share with you.  The mini has interactive pages and hidden tags and best of all, you can put this together in less than a day so that makes it even better!" ~Maggi

 

 Maggi's Video Tour

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Check out How to Make a Policy Envelope & Tag Mini by Maggi HARDING on Snapguide.



Maggi's Snapguide Tutorial

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Tip:  Save your scraps, they are great for minis.  Those little strips that you cut off here and there are great for embellishing tags and mini pages.  No scrap is too small!  

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Tip: Don't be afraid to hang things off the page, it will add a fun visual element to your project.

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Supply List

Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook collection:
12 x 12  Pad
Tags & Pockets
Journaling Chipboard
Decorative Chipboard
Sticker Sheet
Ephemera Cards
Staples Policy Envelopes - Large Black
Staples Large Tag Album - Black
Other Supplies:
Petaloo Botanic mini flowers
Petaloo Darjeeling mini flowers
Petaloo Darjeeling butterflies
Creative Embellishments Washi Tape Clusters
Creative Embellishments foliage
Cheery Lynn Designs Pierced Stacker 3   Die Set - XL21
Cheery Lynn Designs Swedish Spring Oval Frame Die FRM135
36" yellow ribbon
Miscellaneous bits of ribbon

Nico Scrap has the most gorgeous take on "vintage" - check out his amazing tags below!

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"Four tags, one word…Bees! I always loved insects, especially bees and that’s why i thought to make four tags with this theme….and of course a TON of metal embellishments! A lot of black, yellows and vintage stuff…SO GRAPHIC45!

Hope you’ll like it as much as i have loved making it!" ~Nico Scrap

 

Nico Scrap's Video Tutorial

Bee tags, Botanicabella , photo 2 , by Nico Scrap, Product by Graphic 45

Bee tags, Botanicabella , photo 3 , by Nico Scrap, Product by Graphic 45

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Bee tags, Botanicabella , photo 5 , by Nico Scrap, Product by Graphic 45

Supply List

Nature Sketchbook paper collection Graphic45
Botanicabella paper collection Graphic45
Safari Adventure alphabet stiker Graphic45
Enchanted Forest alphabet stiker Graphic45
Brown ink Graphic45
Square tag kraft Graphic45
Ornate metal laber holder Graphic45
ornate metal key holes
Metal embellisment Scrapunlimited
Wood chipboard
String
Scissor
Double sided tape
Distresser
Glue gun

This week we are giving away Off to the Races and an ATC Book Box and Metal Door Pull Staples!  What a fun prize pack! Who wants to win? Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to take part! This is a super fun prize pack, so make sure to enter today!

Off to the Races, ATC Book Box, Metal Prize $40 Graphic 45

What ideas do you have for our Tag Staples? Share your projects on our Facebook page! We love to see your work.

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here

Feb 27, 2017 5:00:00 AM

Monday with Midnight Masquerade

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Midnight Masquerade is hitting stores and making a splash! Pam Bray and Maria Cole share gorgeous projects with this great new collection. Who doesn't love the color scheme of these papers? Pam make a gorgeous wreath with a tutorial! Try it out today.

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“I love to create wreaths for my home or to give to others for theirs. Graphic 45 Midnight Masquerade Collection is perfect as we are coming into the wintery months and looking forward to spring. My Midnight Masquerade Wreath will be a fun, refreshing and vibrant way to give my home or someone else’s some added fun” ~Pam

 

Check out How to Create a Graphic 45 Midnight Masquerade Wreath by Pam Bray on Snapguide.

Pam's Snapguide Tutorial

Graphic 45 Masquerade Wreath by Pam Bray with Tutorial Photo 2_3635

Tip: Adding paper behind a chipboard wreath gives you added work space to create with.

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Tip: Adding washi tape behind accordion cuts will help them from tearing when folded.

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Supply List

Graphic 45 Midnight Masquerade 12” x 12” Paper Collection
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Metal Clock Keys
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key Holes
Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Wreath Circles
Sizzix Accordion Mini Rosette Die
Paper Studios 4” Round Mixed Media Burlap Doily
1” Daisy Punch
Small Flower Punch
½” Circle Punch
May Arts Variegated Ribbon and Tan Twine
½” Epoxy Circles
Clear Gemstones
Sanding Block
Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Adhesive
Pop Dots
Stylus
Soft Mat

Maria made the most beautiful layout. These details are incredible!

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"When I first saw Midnight Masquerade, I immediately honed in on the sentiment: “We are the music makers and the dreamers of dreams.” Coming from a musical family (and one that likes to have fun), I instantly thought of a photo I took of my husband playing “air trumpet” while we were in New Orleans as newlyweds. This colorful collection is perfect for capturing those playful, mysterious and whimsical memories!" ~Maria

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Supply List

Graphic 45 Midnight Masquerade Midnight Masquerade
Graphic 45 Midnight Masquerade Romantic Rendezvous
Graphic 45 Midnight Masquerade Deliciously Decadent
Graphic 45 Midnight Masquerade Moonlight Mystery
Graphic 45 Midnight Masquerade Savor the Magic
Graphic 45 Midnight Masquerade Music Makers
Graphic 45 Midnight Masquerade Venetian Carnival
Graphic 45 Midnight Masquerade Irresistible Intrigue
Graphic 45 Midnight Masquerade Savor the Magic
Petaloo Chantilly Mixed Blooms - Lilac/Purple; Sugared Minis - Gold/Sienna
Spellbinders - Labels 8, Decorative Labels 8, Fantastic Flourish 2
Stickles - Cherry Ice, Diamond, Gold, Copper

This week we are giving away Off to the Races and an ATC Book Box and Metal Door Pull Staples!  What a fun prize pack! Who wants to win? Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to take part! This is a super fun prize pack, so make sure to enter today!

Off to the Races, ATC Book Box, Metal Prize $40 Graphic 45

We hope you have an amazing Monday! We're so glad you joined us today. 

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here

Feb 26, 2017 5:00:00 AM

A Splendid Stamp Tutorial with Lena!

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All of our collections come with a stamp set, but often times you may need ideas on how to use these stamps. Well, Lena Astafeva has a genius stamp tutorial for us this Sunday! You will love her techniques with watercolors and Children's Hour stamps! You'll definitely want to try it.

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"I love to use stamps Graphic 45. I often combine stamps and watercolor paints.

Work with the stamps is very exciting. So every month I will show books with stamps." ~Lena

 

Lena's Stamp Tutorial Video

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Supply List :

Children's Hour 8x8 Pad
Children's Hour Cling Stamp 2
Children's Hour Cling Stamp 1
Watercolor

What a great idea for how to use your stamps! Thanks so much, Lena! Have a fabulous Sunday, G45ers!

Happy Stamping,

The G45 Family

Want to try this project out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here

Feb 25, 2017 5:00:00 AM

Graphic 45 Presents an Enchanted Forest 6-Card Set Project Sheet

  Enchanted Forest Collection

It's a perfect Saturday for card-making! Make these 6 cards with the wonderful Enchanted Forest. Each card is filled with fairies, knights, princesses and more! You'll love this great printable project sheet. 

Enchanted Forest Card Set

Download our Enchanted Forest 6-Card Set Project Sheet

We hope you try this great tutorial! Enjoy creating, G45ers!

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

Want to try this project out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here