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May 26, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Make a Card this Tuesday!

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It's a fabulous day for some cardmaking! Nichola Battilana and Ginger Ropp have some gorgeous cards for us today. Time to surprise a friend with a handmade note!

First, Nichola shares an Artisan Style card she created for a great reason. Check it out:

"Handmade cards are so handy to have around. Artisan Style is such a perfect collection for creating‘any time’ cards. The designs and colour pallet are sophisticated, making it easy to create stylish cards suitable for Thank-you’s, hostess gifts or any number of occasions." ~Nichola

Nichola's beautiful Artisan Style card! Love the layers and florals! #graphic45


"If opportunity doesn't know, build a door" Artisan Style card by Nichola #graphic45


The inside of Nichola's Artisan Style card #graphic45

Supply List

Artisan Style > Decorative Flourish
Artisan Style > Artisan Style Ephemera Cards
Artisan Style Sticker
Artisan Style 6x6 Patterns & Solids
Artisan Style Journaling Chipboard
Artisan Style Decorative Chipboard
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keys

Petaloo Botanica Petites

Petaloo Botanica Spring Berry clusters
Core’dinations Graphic 45 Signature Series - Tuscan Sunset
Black Mayarts Ribbon
Thin Looped Dresden Borders - Black
Flat back adhesive pearls

Ginger shares a card set that is just bursting with life! Adore these Once Upon a Springtime cards!

"I am super excited about the re-release of the beautiful Once Upon A Springtime Collection. The artwork in this collection is one of my favorites. I used the pretty whimsical cut aparts to create some fun cards. I added a hint of sparkle with the Wink of Stella clear glitter pen. " ~Ginger

Once Upon a Springtime Cards by Ginger! Beautiful cards! #graphic45


Once Upon a Springtime "Happily Ever After" Card by Ginger! Beautiful! #graphic45


Once Upon a Springtime "Happily Ever After" Card by Ginger! Beautiful! #graphic45


The inside of Ginger's Once Upon a Springtime "Happily Ever After" Card! Beautiful! #graphic45


Once Upon a Springtime "Growing Seeds of Friendship" Card by Ginger! Beautiful! #graphic45


Once Upon a Springtime "Growing Seeds of Friendship" Card by Ginger! Beautiful! #graphic45


The inside of Ginger's Once Upon a Springtime "Growing Seeds of Friendship" Card! Lovely #graphic45

Supply List

Once Upon A Springtime 12x12 Enchanted Forest
Once Upon A Springtime 12x12 Primrose Cottage
Once Upon A Springtime 12x12 Once Upon A Springtime Cut-apart
Once Upon A Springtime 12x12 Spellbound

Stampin Up Very Vanilla Cardstock
Stampin Up Old Olive Cardstock
Stampin Up Paper Doily
Recollections Flowers
Crochet Trim - Stash
May Arts Ivory Twine
Prima Say it in Pearls

Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen
Dimensional Foam Adhesive
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Antique Linen

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Thanks to Nichola and Ginger for sharing their card ideas. What beauties! We hope you get to some cardmaking this week, G45ers. Have a great one!

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

May 25, 2015 5:00:00 AM

It's Time to Flourish with Graphic 45!

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We want to take a moment to thank those who sacrificed so much for their country this Memorial Day. What bravery. You are heroes. All of you. We stand in remembrance and gratitude for you, our fallen heroes.

For some crafty inspiration this Monday, who loves using Time to FlourishThis calendar collection lends itself to so much more than calendars and can be used all year long! Today, Romy Veul and Nadya Lifa show us two non-calendar ideas to delight and inspire. 

First, Romy shares this gorgeous altered ivory Mixed Media Box using some of the gorgeous Flourish and Cut Apart pages from Time to Flourish. Love the sunflowers!

Time to Flourish Mixed Media Box by Romy #graphic45


Beautiful sunflowers and butterflies on this Time to Flourish Mixed Media Box by Romy #graphic45


Time to Flourish Mixed Media Box by Romy #graphic45

Supply List

Time to Flourish Papers
July Flourish
July Cut Aparts
August Cut Aparts

As we celebrate the final days of May, what about this absolutely gorgeous card from Nadya? Love these colors and the ATCs she includes on the cover. Wow!

"I love layering and  to use a lot of different materials in projects! To create this card I was inspired by Graphic 45 Staples  Artist Trading Tags-Ivory. I decided, why not use immediately 2 tags? Also I found it interesting to combine two collections:Time to Flourish and Baby 2 Bride. They were so suitable! Fabric and lace helped create volume and lightness. Graceful fussy cutting details added finished form to my card! Wish you have a perfect time with scissors and paper!!!" ~Nadya

Beautiful Time to Flourish card with ATC Cards on the front by Nadya. Gorgeous colors! #graphic45


Beautiful details on this Time to Flourish card with ATC Cards on the front by Nadya. Gorgeous colors! #graphic45


Beautiful Time to Flourish card with ATC Cards on the front by Nadya. Gorgeous colors! #graphic45


The beautiful ATC tags on Nadya's Time to Flourish May card #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45 Time to Flourish March Cut Apart
Graphic 45  Time to Flourish  May Flourish
Graphic 45  Time to Flourish  May Cut Apart
Graphic 45  Baby 2 Bride - Deluxe Collector's Edition
Graphic 45  Graphic 45 Staples  Artist Trading Tags-Ivory
Fabric
Lace
Shabby ribbons
Spellbinders Dies
Prima Die

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Thank you for joining us this Memorial Day! We hope you are surrounded by family and friends. Have a wonderful day, G45ers! And so many thanks to those who have passed before us.

Gratefully remembering,

The G45 Family

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

May 24, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Have Mixed Media Fun with Paint this Sunday!

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Our Design Team members are knocking Mixed Media projects out of the park these days! Each and every one is a home run. Today, Yumi Muraeda and Keri Sallee have two projects that will make you want to get your paint and inks out to play with this Sunday. Love these!

First, Yumi shares the gorgeous photography of her nephew with her equally stunning Artisan Style mixed media box turned into an incredibly clever photo stand! We love this idea! Learn how to make one yourself below with Yumi's Snapguide tutorial.

"My nephew Koichi Kitamura (www.koichikitamuraphotography.com),

He is a photographer and he takes many beautiful nature photos.

So I wanted to collaboration with his photo and Graphic 45 ARTISAN STYLE." ~Yumi

Mixed Media Artisan Style photo stand by Yumi Muraeda. Gorgeous! #graphic45

Check out How to G45 ARTISAN STYLE Photo Stand Box”El Dorado” by Yumi Muraeda on Snapguide.  

Yumi's Snapguide Tutorial

Yumi used our black Mixed Media Box Staples to make this awesome project!

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Yumi uses our Black Mixed Media Box to create a beautiful Artisan Style photo stand. Wonderful! #graphic45


Yumi creates a stunning border with the G45 Washi Tape. Love the way she used the deocorative Artisan Style door! #graphic45


Love the lion knocker on this Artisan Style photo stand by Yumi using our black Mixed Media Box! #graphic45


Mixed Media Artisan Style photo stand by Yumi Muraeda. Gorgeous! #graphic45


Mixed Media Artisan Style photo stand by Yumi Muraeda. Gorgeous! #graphic45


Mixed Media Artisan Style photo stand by Yumi Muraeda. Gorgeous! #graphic45


Mixed Media Artisan Style photo stand by Yumi Muraeda #graphic45


Mixed Media Artisan Style photo stand by Yumi Muraeda. She made this using our black Mixed Media Box Staples! #graphic45


Mixed Media Artisan Style photo stand by Yumi Muraeda. Amazing photos as well! #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45 ARTISAN STYLE 6’ Paper Pads
Graphic 45 ARTISAN STYLE  Cling Stamps 1, Stamp 2, Stamp 3
Graphic 45 Lion Head Door Knockers
Graphic 45 Black Mixed Media Box
Graphic 45 Washi Tape
Faber-Castell Gelatos Colors
Black Ink and Clear Embossing Powder
VersaMark Ink and Gold Embossing Powder
Inka-Gold Gold and silver

Next, enjoy this absolutely gorgeous Artisan Style canvas from Keri. Every detail, layers, and embellishment is simply stunning. Love how she used stamping and texture to make this stand-out piece!

"This is one of my favorite G45 projects ever!

It brings together one of my favorite collections, Artisan Style, with my passion for Mixed Media. It has tons of layers and lots of yummy texture using Texture Luxe from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft through a The Crafter’s Workshop Stencil called Tiny Circles." ~Keri

Artisan Style mixed media canvas by Keri Sallee! Amazing layers and paint #graphic45


Artisan Style mixed media canvas by Keri Sallee! Amazing layers and paint #graphic45


Artisan Style mixed media canvas by Keri Sallee! Amazing layers and paint #graphic45


Love the Door Knocker Staple on Keri's Artisan Style Mixed Media canvas #graphic45

Supply List

G45 Artisan Style 12x12 Papers
Decorative Flourish
Craftmanship
This Old House
Patterns of the Past
G45 Artisan Style Decorative Chipboard
G45 Washi Tape
G45 Artisan Style Stamps Style1, Style 2, Style 3
G45 Door Knockers
OTHER:
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Texture Luxe-Pearl
The Crafter’s Workshop Stencil-Tiny Circles
7Gypsies Butterfly Rub-Ons
Tim Holtz for Sizzix-Tattered Florals
Archival Ink by Ranger-Jet Black
Master’s Touch-Canvas Panel
Liquetex Matte Gel Medium

We are so inspired by these projects today. Doesn't it just inspire you to get inky this Sunday? We certainly hope so. Many thanks to Yumi and Keri for sharing with us!

Happy Painting,

The G45 Family

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

May 23, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Graphic 45 Ning Gallery Highlights

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We are so inspired by our G45ers who share their amazing projects on our Ning page. We are amazed by your creative genius and LOVE when you share! Today, we are sharing some highlights from our Ning gallery

First, we have this stunning Typography tag mini album by Sharon Lee Wade-Coughlin! She perfectly upcycled some of our Staples packaging to make this gorgeous project. What a fantastic idea! 

Typography mini tag album by Sharon Lee Wade-Coughlin #graphic45
Typography mini tag album by Sharon Lee Wade-Coughlin

Next, we have this gorgeous Couture wood transfer by Manoli Navarro. Wow! This is just so beautiful. What a great technique and beautiful project!

Stunning Couture wood transfer by Manoli Navarro #graphic45
Couture wood transfer by Manoli Navarro

 

 Now, enjoy this Couture accessory box from Ning user Virginie. What a beautiful altered project!

Couture accessory box by Virginie #graphic45
Couture accessory box by Virginie

What a fun Artisan Style birthday card and stand from Lindsay Ettlinger. What beautiful dimension and details on this great project!

Chipboard Happy Birthday Card & Stand using Artisan Style by Lindsay Ettlinger #graphic45
Chipboard Happy Birthday Card & Stand using Artisan Style by Lindsay Ettlinger

What a purrrrfect altered Raining Cats & Dogs box from Doris Therssen. Amazing embellishments and gorgeous cat imagery! So fun!

 

Raining Cats & Dogs altered box by Doris Therssen #graphic45
Raining Cats & Dogs altered box by Doris Therssen

Thanks to all these Ning users for sharing their absolutely awesome projects. We hope you share on our Ning as well! We can't wait to see what you create, G45ers!

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Happy Ning-sharing!

The G45 Family

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

May 22, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Talking About Graphic 45 Tags!

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We know our G45ers love making tags! Today, our Design Team will absolutely wow you with their gorgeous tag ideas. Rhea Freitag shares a series of tags, and Ginger Ropp has a mini tutorial you cannot miss with our Graphic 45 Tag Staples. What a fun day! 

First, we have this beautiful Artisan Style tag series from Rhea. See what inspired these gorgeous tags:

"This project was inspired by a recent swap I participated in along with a few of my Graphic 45 team mates.  I wanted to capture the true, Artisan Style, so this collection was perfect for this task.  The black staples tags made for the perfect base.  I chose to round the corners on some of my elements to mimic the shape of the tag.  I love this small detail.  Of course even a simple tag gets a little bit of metal added when I have my way, so I had to include the classic Graphic 45 keyholes and ornate keys." ~Rhea

A gorgeous set of Artisan Style tags by Rhea! Love each and every one #graphic45

Rhea uses our regular Black Tag Album Staples for this gorgeous series of tags!

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Gorgeous florals and riboon on these tags by Rhea using Artisan Style. Love how she used the Metal Keys & Keyhole Staples on each one! #graphic45


What gorgeous colors and layers on this Artisan Style tag by Rhea #graphic45


Amazing Artisan Style tag series by Rhea - so stunning! #graphic45


Love this Artisan Style tag by Rhea using our Metal Staples and Tag Staples! #graphic45

Supply List

Artisan Style 12x12
Artisan Style Ephemera
Artisan Style Stickers
Artisan Style Stamps
Tag Staples black
Keyholes
Ornate Key
Artisan Style Cling Stamp 1
E 6000
Prima Flowers
Perfect Pearls
Ribbon
Grungeboard Flourishes
Dresden Scrap

You will adore this Artisan Style tag mini from Ginger! She even has a wonderful video tutorial to show you how to make this mini album base yourself. What a great idea with our Tag Staples!

  G45 Artisan Style Tag Mini by Ginger! Check out the video tutorial for this great project #graphic45

 

Ginger's YouTube Tutorial


G45 Artisan Style Tag Mini by Ginger! Check out the video tutorial for this great project #graphic45


G45 Artisan Style Tag Mini Closeup

Supply List

Graphic 45 Artisan Style 8x8 Decorative Flourish
Graphic 45 Artisan Style 8x8 Patterns of the Past
Graphic 45 Artisan Style 8x8 Natural Beauty
Graphic 45 Artisan Style 8x8 Creative Ideal
Graphic 45 Artisan Style 6x6 Patterns and Solids
Graphic 45 Artisan Style Chipboard 1 and 2
Graphic 45 Artisan Style Cardstock Alpha Stickers
Graphic 45 Artisan Style Journaling and Ephemera Cards
Graphic 45 Staples Large Tag Album Black
Graphic 45 Staples Regular Tag Album Black
Graphic 45 Staples ATC Tags Ivory
Graphic 45 Staples Metal Keys
Graphic 45 Staples Metal Clothespins
Co’ordination Cardstock Signature Series 12x12 Heritage Kraft

Black Cardstock 8-½ x 11
Prima Flowers
PetaLoo Flowers
Distress Ink Black Soot
Tim Holtz Tassel
Dimensional Foam Adhesive
½ inch circle punch
Anna Griffin Damask Embossing Folder

Now, let's find out who won our blog contest this week! Our randomly chosen winner is....

-Sharon Larson: i have a sweet little dog named MacKenzie and she would like her own mini album made with G45 Raining Cats and Dogs supplies.

Congratulations, Sharon! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim the prize you won pictured below. Thanks to all our G45ers who took part!

Raining Cats & Dogs $35 Prize Pack - 1

Thanks for joining us this fine Friday! Many thanks to Rhea and Ginger for their awesome ideas. Have a wonderful, creative weekend!

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