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Feb 12, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Get Ready for Valentine's Day with Graphic 45: Day 4

  Perfect, Mon Amour, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1a

Thank you so much for joining us for these great posts leading up to Valentine's Day. Just because this is the last day doesn't mean we haven't packed it full of beauty for you! Robin Shakoor, Brit Sviggum, and Donna Espiritu share how they're sharing love this Valentine's Day!

First, Robin shares a beautiful layout using Mon Amour. We love this composition!

"Using multiple photos on a layout is a great way to capture memories when you have lots of fun photos to use.  This page features three photos with a similar theme.  I connected the photos using circles which draws your eye to the collage of photos.  I finished my design with beautiful flowers and chipboard." ~Robin

Perfect, Mon Amour, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1a


Perfect, Mon Amour, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1a


Perfect, Mon Amour, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1a


Perfect, Mon Amour, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1a

Supply List

Graphic 45 – Mon Amour – True Love - 4501206
Graphic 45 – Mon Amour – One and Only – 4501205
Graphic 45 – Mon Amour – Decorative Chipboard - 4501215
Gina’s Designs – Chipboard Title
Prima - Flowers

Now, we have this amazing layout from Brit where she shares her love for her family. This is perfection!

"I`ve made a clean & simple Valentines day layout. I have only used two different pattern papers and one cardstock. The heart were cut out by my Silhouette, and the text was printed on Transparency film. I added a couple of chipboard arrows for decoration.This layout is about my love for my family." ~Brit

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Valentines day - Family - Graphic45 - Brit Sviggum 1

Supply list:

Graphic 45 Children`s Hour collection - September Montage #4501239
Graphic 45 Mon Amour Collection - True Love #4501206
Kraft cardstock
Gina`s Designs - Mixed Media Fragments3
Black Sharpie pen

To close, check out this sweet treats box by the one and only Donna. Valentine beauty!

"This box isn't just a beautiful box, it is also filled with sweet treats wrapped in pretty papers for added surprise. Perfect as Valentine's gift or just a sweet token for someone special in your life." ~Donna

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Supply List

Graphic 45 Mon Amour 12x12, 8x8 papers
Graphic 45 Mon Amour journaling and ephemera cards
Graphic 45 staples - ornate brads
black cardstock
paper twine
doily
flowers
white thread

Now, let's see who won this week's Mon Amour giveaway! Our randomly chosen winner is...

-Cindi K Lutz: Love the colors and the theme. As always, you have another great collection.

Congratulations, Cindi! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize pictured below. Thanks to everyone for taking part!

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Thanks for joining us this Week of Love! We hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Weekend,

The G45 Family

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

Feb 11, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Get Ready for Valentine's Day with Graphic 45: Day 3

  Childrens Hour Graphic 45 Valentine Card Ginny Nemchak 1

Are you ready for Valentine's Day? Do you have your gifts ready and your beautiful cards made? We are excited, but not quite prepared for the Day of Love, so wanted to share more great ideas and tutorials with you, our amazing G45ers! Enjoy great ideas from Ginny Nemchak, Danielle Copley, and Belly Lau today!

First, Ginny has a gorgeous cad you can also make yourself! Try her fun Children's Hour tutorial below!

"Oh how I love a card about love!  The fabulous teeny tiny patterns in the Children’s Hour 6x6 Patterns and Solids Pad are just right for layering so I matted them in a dark chocolate brown and topped them with sweet vintage images from the February Collective page then embellished them with pretty fussy cut and dimensional flowers. There’s also ribbon trim and charming love buttons : ) I am swooning over this very Valentiny card. " ~Ginny

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Check out How to Create Valentine's Card With G45 Children's Hour by Ginny Nemchak on Snapguide.  

Ginny's Snapguide Tutorial


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Childrens Hour Graphic 45 Valentine Card Ginny Nemchak 1


Childrens Hour Graphic 45 Valentine Card Ginny Nemchak 1


Childrens Hour Graphic 45 Valentine Card Ginny Nemchak 1


Childrens Hour Graphic 45 Valentine Card Ginny Nemchak 1

Supply List

Graphic 45 Children’s Hour~6x6 Patterns and Solids
Graphic 45 Children’s Hour~February Montage
Graphic 45 Children’s Hour~February Collective
Graphic 45 Staples~Ornate Metal Keys
Crafter’s Companion~Die’sire Die-Chantilly Lace
Really Reasonable Ribbon~Trim and Flowers
Ranger Distress Ink~Gathered Twigs
Assorted Buttons
Brown Cardstock

Now, enjoy this perfect heart-shaped box perfect for chocolate by Danielle. Who doesn't love chocolate?!

"When I think of Valentine’s Day, I think of flowers and chocolate. Mostly chocolate. Lots of chocolate. I used a heart shaped box to alter with Mon Amour papers and embellishments to hold delicious chocolate. For the top of the box, I layered fussy cut flowers to check off the flower’s box of ‘flowers and chocolate’, and I have the perfect gift for a special someone who may just be myself!" ~Danielle

Valentine's Candy Box, Mon Amour, Danielle Copley, Graphic 45, Photo 2


Valentine's Candy Box, Mon Amour, Danielle Copley, Graphic 45, Photo 2


Valentine's Candy Box, Mon Amour, Danielle Copley, Graphic 45, Photo 2

Supply List

Graphic 45 Mon Amour 12x12 Paper-
One and Only, Forever Mine, Dearest Darling
Mon Amour 8x8 Pad:
One and Only, Dearest Darling
Graphic 45 Mon Amour Decorative Chipboard
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Brads
Paper Mache heart shaped box
Mod Podge
Adhesive- wet and foam
black paint

Belly has a beautiful and fun project perfect for storing your distress inks and more! Try her great tutorial below.

"Make a mini dresser with Graphic 45 Mon Amour collection and put it on your desk, how lovely to use it for storing and displaying ink pads or accessories." ~Belly

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Check out How to Make Mon Amour Mini Dresser With Graphic 45 by PL Li on Snapguide.  

Belly's Mini Dresser Snapguide


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Mon Amour Mini Dresser - Graphic 45 - Mon Amour - Belly Lau - Papercraft Buffet - Tutorial - Photo 10


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Mon Amour Mini Dresser - Graphic 45 - Mon Amour - Belly Lau - Papercraft Buffet - Tutorial - Photo 10


Mon Amour Mini Dresser - Graphic 45 - Mon Amour - Belly Lau - Papercraft Buffet - Tutorial - Photo 10

Supply List

Mon Amour 12x12 Paper Pad
Mon Amour Chipboard
Others
Petaloo Crochet Lace Trim - Cream
Petaloo Botanica Chantilly Rangeas - Sienna
Petaloo Botanica Blooms - Coral
Chipboard
Distress
Ink
Flower Resin
Silver Cardstock
Punch

This week we also have a Valentine-themed giveaway! The rest of this week we will be celebrating Love Day with great creations by our Design Team. So, why don't we have a Mon Amour giveaway? Just comment here on the blog or on Facebook to win this $35 Mon Amour prize pack. We will announce a winner here on the blog tomorrow on Friday, February 11. Have fun!

  Mon Amour $35 Prize Pack 1 (1)

Thanks for joining us these days leading to Valentine's Day! We are loving all these amazing ideas from our designers!

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 10, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Get Ready for Valentine's Day with Graphic 45: Day 2

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The Valentine's Day celebration continues here on the blog! We have 3 new projects to absolutely delight and inspire. And best part, there's tutorials for all of them! Joanne Bain, Donna Espiritu, and Katie Zoey Ho have incredible projects for you today. So, grab some coffee, and get ready to be inspired! 

First, Joanne shares a beautiful Mon Amour pillow box that is perfect for small gifts for Valentine's Day! Try her tutorial below.

"I decided to create a super cute pillow box using the gorgeous Mon Amour collection. I love the fact the inside the box any small gift can be placed for a beautiful Valentines surprise. I choose to create some love note tags to go inside mine :)" ~Joanne

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Check out How to Create a Love Notes Pillow Box by Joanne Bain by Joanne Bain on Snapguide.  

Joanne's Snapguide Tutorial


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Supply List

Mon Amour Collection
#4501212 8x8 Paper Pad
#4501216 Chipboard 1
#4501215 Chipboard 2
#4501212 Journaling & Ephemera Cards
#4500980 Artist Trading Cards - Black

Donna shares a beautiful candy box that's perfect for Valentine's Day and beyond!

"The recipient of this box will cherish this not just for it's sentimental value but because it is too pretty to throw away. It can be used later on, once the sweet chocolates inside are gone, to store other keepsakes."~Donna

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Check out How to Alter a Box for Sweet Treats by Donna Espiritu on Snapguide.  

Donna's Snapguide Tutorial


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Supply List

Graphic 45 Mon Amor 8x8 papers
Petaloo - chantilly velvet hydrangeas sienna
Petaloo - SPring berry clusters Peach/green
Spellbinders Nestabilities Splendid circles dies
Prima Marketing Inc metal die cuts
kraft box
black acrylic paint
black lace
white thread

Now, try these whimsical and fun Mon Amour flying suitcases by Katie! Her video tutorial is below. So brilliant!

"A sequel on my mini matchbox suitcases tutorial; this time round I’ll be showing you how to add wings onto these cute little matchbox suitcases for this Valentine’s. With a pair of wings, it makes sending some love a much easier process. Add some of your favourite love sentiments within and let these flying suitcases send your love to your loved one. One idea for those who are proposing - you might want to pop a ring within." ~Katie

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Katie's Mon Amour Flying Suitcases Video Tutorial


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Supply List

Mon Amour Paper Collection (8” x 8” pad, 6” x 6” patterns and solids)
Steampunk Spells Cling Stamp (wings)
Botanical Tea Cling Stamp (butterfly)
Heart Wrap Vintage Filigree
Tim Holtz Matchbox L Die
Blank Matchboxes
Crochet Laces
Sentiments (vintage necklace, bottle of love seeds, miniature rose bouquet, mini heart peg)

This week we also have a Valentine-themed giveaway! The rest of this week we will be celebrating Love Day with great creations by our Design Team. So, why don't we have a Mon Amour giveaway? Just comment here on the blog or on Facebook to win this $35 Mon Amour prize pack. We will announce a winner here on the blog on Friday, February 11. Have fun!

  Mon Amour $35 Prize Pack 1 (1)

Any of these projects will surprise the love in your life. We adore them! Thanks for joining us today, G45ers!

Happy Love Week,

The G45 Family

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

Feb 9, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Get Ready for Valentine's Day with Graphic 45: Day 1

  Valentine's Shining Knight Card, Enchanted Forest, tutorial, by Danielle Copley, Graphic 45 photo 2

It's the Week of Love, so all the weekday posts this day will be in honor of Valentine's Day! We have so many great ideas and tutorials to share with you this week. Enjoy these great ideas from Danielle Copley, Arlene Cuevas, and Belly Lau today! All three have tutorials - so we are in for a treat!

First, Danielle uses our new Enchanted Forest collection hitting stores soon for this amazing and richly colored Valentine's Day card. This is the perfect Valentine's Day card!

"Enchanted Forest is a collection that really speaks to me and my family. My daughter and I love everything about romance, princesses, castles, etc. and my husband and boys love dragons, knights, and adventure. This made the perfect collection to make my husband a non-traditional, Valentine's Card.  With jewel tones, touches of gold paint, multiple layers, and curled corners, this card is romantic, yet masculine enough for the perfect Valentine’s card. Do you have a manly man or a romantic loved one you would like to make this card for? You are in luck with a step by step Snapguide tutorial!

Tip: Use paint (I used gold for this card) on your paper edges to add a fun, distressed look." ~Danielle

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Check out How to Make a Masculine Valentine's Card by Danielle Copley on Snapguide.  

Danielle's Card Tutorial

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Valentine's Shining Knight Card, Enchanted Forest, tutorial, by Danielle Copley, Graphic 45 photo 2


Valentine's Shining Knight Card, Enchanted Forest, tutorial, by Danielle Copley, Graphic 45 photo 2

Supply List

Graphic 45 Enchanted Forest 12x12 Papers:
Brilliant Gem, Exquisite Epoch, Gilded Grandeur,
Gallant Knight
Graphic 45 Enchanted Forest Cardstock Stickers
cardstock- black and cream
ribbon- green and wired gold
mulberry paper flowers
gold paint
adhesive and foam adhesive

Now, enjoy this fabulous Window Shadowbox using Mon Amour! Arlene makes a perfect shabby chic Valentine's project! Enjoy her tutorial below.

 "I created this altered shadowbox featuring Graphic 45’s Staples Window Shadowbox and the glamorously gorgeous Mon Amour paper collection. The distress the window shadowbox, I used Antique Gold Rub N’ Buff. The metal Staples and metal embellishments were all altered using white paint and Rub n’ Buff. Each slot of the window has it’s own unique piece to feature.. from an altered frame, to an altered spool and flower pot. This was truly fun to create!" ~Arlene

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Check out How to Position Images in Graphic 45 Staples Shadowbox by Arlene Butterflykisses on Snapguide.  

Arlene's Snapguide Tutorial


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Beautiful altered Window Shadowbox Frame by Arlene Cuevas + Tutorial #graphic45


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Beautiful altered Window Shadowbox Frame by Arlene Cuevas + Tutorial #graphic45


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Beautiful altered Window Shadowbox Frame by Arlene Cuevas + Tutorial #graphic45


Beautiful altered Window Shadowbox Frame by Arlene Cuevas + Tutorial #graphic45


Beautiful altered Window Shadowbox Frame by Arlene Cuevas + Tutorial #graphic45


Beautiful altered Window Shadowbox Frame by Arlene Cuevas + Tutorial #graphic45


Beautiful altered Window Shadowbox Frame by Arlene Cuevas + Tutorial #graphic45


Beautiful altered Window Shadowbox Frame by Arlene Cuevas + Tutorial #graphic45


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Beautiful altered Window Shadowbox Frame by Arlene Cuevas + Tutorial #graphic45


Beautiful altered Window Shadowbox Frame by Arlene Cuevas + Tutorial #graphic45

 Supply List

Mon Amour: 12x12, 8x8, 6x6 Patterns and Solids, Tags and Envelopes, Chipboard, Journaling and Ephemera cards
Staples: Window Shadowbox (Ivory), Ornate Metal Keys, Ornate Metal Keyhole, Ornate Metal
drawer pull
Mini wooden birdhouse
I Am Roses flowers
Wild Orchid Crafts flowers
Wooden block letters (Bottlecap Co.)
Rub N’ Buff (Antique gold)
Ranger Distress Ink: Black Soot
Tim Holtz Ideology metal plaques “14”
Lace
Pearls
$1 frame from Michael’s
Other embellishments from my stash
E6000 glue
Glossy Accents
Hot Glue
Dimensionals

Belly has a brilliant Gilded Lily diamond-shaped mini album for all our diamond lovers out there. Enjoy this project and tutorial from Belly!

 "Women love diamonds, a big one of course, I love it too, so I make one by myself with mini album, gift box and music box inside, and for sure a fancy or shabby style is the most ideal to match.

Tips: You can use the top part of this diamond as gift box, just not use acetate to keep the gift secret." ~Belly

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Check out How to Make Diamond Album Gift Music Box With Graphic 45 by PL Li on Snapguide.  

Belly's Snapguide Tutorial

 

Belly's Diamond Mini Album Video Tour

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Diamond Mini Album Gift Music Box - Graphic 45 - Gilded Lily - Belly Lau - Papercraft Buffet - Photo 11 - Tutorial


Diamond Mini Album Gift Music Box - Graphic 45 - Gilded Lily - Belly Lau - Papercraft Buffet - Photo 11 - Tutorial


Diamond Mini Album Gift Music Box - Graphic 45 - Gilded Lily - Belly Lau - Papercraft Buffet - Photo 11 - Tutorial


Diamond Mini Album Gift Music Box - Graphic 45 - Gilded Lily - Belly Lau - Papercraft Buffet - Photo 11 - Tutorial


Diamond Mini Album Gift Music Box - Graphic 45 - Gilded Lily - Belly Lau - Papercraft Buffet - Photo 11 - Tutorial


Diamond Mini Album Gift Music Box - Graphic 45 - Gilded Lily - Belly Lau - Papercraft Buffet - Photo 11 - Tutorial


Diamond Mini Album Gift Music Box - Graphic 45 - Gilded Lily - Belly Lau - Papercraft Buffet - Photo 11 - Tutorial

Supply List

Graphic 45
Gilded Lily 12x12 Pad
Gilded Lily Decorative Chipboard
Others
Chipboard
Acetate
Music Box
Paper Flowers
Cardstocks
Assorted Trims and Lace
Assorted Beads
Distress Ink
Decorative Pearls
Gold Alpha Stickers

This week we also have a Valentine-themed giveaway! The rest of this week we will be celebrating Love Day with great creations by our Design Team. So, why don't we have a Mon Amour giveaway? Just comment here on the blog or on Facebook to win this $35 Mon Amour prize pack. We will announce a winner here on the blog on Friday, February 11. Have fun!

  Mon Amour $35 Prize Pack 1 (1)

Are you excited about our Graphic 45 Week of Love? We hope you try some of these great tutorials.

Happy Love Week,

The G45 Family

 

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

Feb 8, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Graphic 45 Featured Artist: Anne Elisabeth Rostad, Part 2

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Last week, we featured the incredible work of Anne Elisabeth Rostad in a two-part installment. Well, we're here at Part Two! And we are so excited to feature Anne's amazing work in our blog again today. These are projects that she has also shared on her own blog, so feel free to head on over to her original blog posts when you are done drooling over her creativity here. Her blog posts have extra information and templates for each project, so you are in for a treat! We will let Anne take it away again today. So honored to have the amazing Anne featured on our blog in this two-part highlight of her inspiring work!

  Graphic 45 Featured Artist Anne Elisabeth Rostad and her incredible work! #graphic45

"My name is Anne Rostad and I live in Norway and I am a mother of 2 grown up sons who gives me so much pleasure. Creating has been my all time passion . It started when I was a little girl and had fun making animals and houses from things I found in the wood. Later at school we learned how to sew in girls class and I did not like that at all since I had to follow recipe, so i asked to be in the boy`s class where i could make things out of wood, clay and metal. Think it was then i really started love creating. As the only girl in class l i got make whatever I wanted so I had a lot of fun. Later I found out that sewing was a lot f fun when I could make whatever I wanted without any recipe. Started scrapbooking for about 7 years ago and since then I have in love with this hobby. The 1. paper I bought from Graphic 45 was the Fashionista Haute Couture and then I was hooked and tried to find out where I could get more :-) There is so much fun to do with this gorgeous and versatile papers and I love creating 3D projects and mini albums with a lot of detail to bring the projects to life. Many of the techniques i used in quilting I could use with fussy cutting and layering so it is very much the same, but more possibilities with papers. I am so happy and thankful to be a featured artist on the G45 blog again and I also want to thank you all for your support over the years.

                                   Have fun creating :-)
                                             Hugs, Anne"

 

"Hi everyone :-)

Had so fun making this clock lamp with a mixed media photo album/ journal inside and used the new released Deluxe collector`s edition Communique papers from Graphic 45 again.There is also a sort of configuration box inside the book box Below you can find a tutorial with free templates on how to make this 3D chipboard clock lamp.Made it in a grunge style and wanted it to look old and worn.

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Anne's Communique Clock Lamp Video

I used Ground espresso and vintage photo distress ink, Inka gold browngold to make this project a bit grunge and old looking :-)

Inside the book box middle part I made a sort of a configuration box with tiny mini albums and ephemera pieces.

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Made some tiny paper books, decorated bottles and other fun things to put inside the book box. The tiny hat folds out like a little book.

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Close up picture of the lamp shade. Used a Steel Structure base and covered the inside and outside with black cardstock before I added decor paper.

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The box on the side holds some tags and this pencil that folds out for some journaling. The box can also be used to hold a phone.

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There is also a little album in a "secret" room under the book box.

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Here you can see the lighting. Picture taken in the evening.

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See Anne's Original Extended Blog Post with this Project

Supply list:

Communique 12x12 paper pad, claw feet, door knokkers, mixed media album,book box. tags,metal buttons all from Graphic 45. 2mm chipboard and black paper from Bazzill, glue, black paint, electric cord and lamp holder, lamp shade, clock, Ground espresso and vintage photo distress ink, Inka gold browngold and some decor pieces :-)

"Here are some pictures of the mixed media photo album / Journal inside the clock lamp.

I used the new released Deluxe collector`s edition Communique papers from Graphic 45 and these where so fun to work with again :-) I used Ground espresso and vintage photo distress ink, Inka gold browngold to make this project a bit grunge and old looking :-)

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The mixed media album from Graphic 45 is placed on the shelf under the clock and I did not decorate for a snug fit. Used a door knocker also from G45 for the handle.

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Anne's Mixed Media Communique Album Video

There is 13 pages in this album so I did not use all the pages this album comes with. They are great to use for some other projects :-)

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Take a look at the pages of this great album!

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Made this  lamp clock for my eldest son as a gift for his new house :-)

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See Anne's Extended Blog Post on this Mixed Media Album

Supply list:

Communique 12x12 paper pad, claw feet, door knockers, mixed media album,book box. tags, metal buttons all from Graphic 45. 2mm chipboard and black paper from Bazzill, glue, black paint, electric cord and lamp holder, lamp shade, clock, Ground espresso and vintage photo distress ink, Inka gold browngold  8x1mm magnets and some decor pieces :-)

"Here is a tutorial on how to make a Christmas snow globe shaker card with the beautiful A Christmas Carol collection from Graphic 45. This shaker card is made without any dies and I recycled a plastic lid for the shaker box.

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Anne's Shaker Globe Card Tutorial

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See Anne's Extended Card and Tutorial Blog Post

Supply list:

A Christmas carol paper pads, Chipboard cut outs and coordinate stamp set all from Graphic 45, Recycle plastic lid, sequins,plastic snow,pop dots, flowers, ribbon,and whatever embellishments you like to use :-)

Here is the link to the Snow globe tutorial where you can se how I made a layered bow. Start at 8 minutes in the video,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrTnPvlq-z8

Here is the link to the Christmas ornament tutorial,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Z19Fnjel8Q

Regarding questions there is a video where frequently asked questions are answered and here is the link,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgsJnzDCHkA

For other questions they will be answered here on my blog where I will post new questions that has not been answered before.

Here is the link,

http://www.annespapercreations.com/p/frequently-asked-questions.html

Hope this tutorial is inspiring and have fun creating :-)

Hugs, Anne

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Thank you, Anne, for sharing your incredible work! We have had so much fun featuring her intricate creations.

This week we also have a Valentine-themed giveaway! The rest of this week we will be celebrating Love Day with great creations by our Design Team. So, why don't we have a Mon Amour giveaway? Just comment here on the blog or on Facebook to win this $35 Mon Amour prize pack. We will announce a winner here on the blog on Friday, February 11. Have fun!

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Thanks for joining us on this week leading to Valentine's Day! It's going to be a week full of beauty and inspiration and lots of L-O-V-E!

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family