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Jul 23, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Graphic 45 Present A Ladies' Diary Journal & Cards Project Sheets

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Download our A Ladies' Diary Journal Project Sheet

 

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Download our A Ladies' Diary Card Set Project Sheet (made from the scraps of the journal!)

It's time to try more amazing projects with A Ladies' Diary! You will love these projects and the gorgeous cards that you can make from the scraps of the journal above. How fun! Get the crop group together and create something wonderful!

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

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Jul 22, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Beautiful Ideas with A Ladies' Diary

Box and Mini Album A Ladies Diary Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1 

Have you heard that A Ladies' Diary is now a Deluxe Collector's Edition? It sure is! Get ready for absolutely gorgeous projects today on the blog. Marina BlauKitchen and Olga Heldwein have stunning ideas with A Ladies' DiaryIt's going to be an amazing day of inspiration!

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Our Deluxe Collector's Edition comes with 2 sheets of each of the papers, stickers, and chipboard!

First, Marina has a beautiful box and mini album using A Ladies' Diary. You will love her embellishments and details on this great project!

"This wonderful Deluxe Collection inspired me to make a little album in a box. A special album for precious and lovely family photos. Sotf colors and vintage images make a femenine set for this project.

Tip: To hide back brads you can fussy cut a little piece of paper and adhere on the surface, so they will go unnoticed." ~Marina BlauKitchen

Box and Mini Album A Ladies Diary Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1

Check out How to Make a Ladies' Diary Box and Mini Album by Marina Blaukitchen on Snapguide.  

Marina's Snapguide Tutorial

Box and Mini Album A Ladies Diary Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1


Box and Mini Album A Ladies Diary Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1

Box and Mini Album A Ladies Diary Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1


Box and Mini Album A Ladies Diary Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1

 

Box and Mini Album A Ladies Diary Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1

Box and Mini Album A Ladies Diary Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1

Box and Mini Album A Ladies Diary Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1


Box and Mini Album A Ladies Diary Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1

Supply List

4501252 A Ladies’ Diary Deluxe Collector’s edition:
2 A moment in time page
2 Picture perfect page
Afternoon tea page
Focal point page
Last impressions page
Fashion plates page
Delicate details page
Chipboard and stickers A Ladies’ Diary Deluxe Collection
#4500841 Shabby chic ornate metal brads
Cardboard
8 brads
Some ribbon
Ink pad

Now, Olga shares a brilliant feminine layout. Note how she uses our Policy Envelope Staples to create dimension on this layout. Fabulous!

"Today i have for you girly Layout with pictures of gorgeous girl. I borrow photos from my dear friend Agnieszka and i wanted to capture girly feeling and just frame this beautiful girl in vintage style.
I used Ladies Diary  collection Pack  and a little bit of flowers and staples to embellish it. In those envelopes my friend can hide some personal photos about photos or secret letters to her daughter :)" ~Olga

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July Assigment girly Layout Ladies Diary Olga Heldwein


July Assigment girly Layout Ladies Diary Olga Heldwein


July Assigment girly Layout Ladies Diary Olga Heldwein


July Assigment girly Layout Ladies Diary Olga Heldwein


July Assigment girly Layout Ladies Diary Olga Heldwein

Supply List

Ladies Diary-DCE
4501252
Policy Envelopes-Regular Red
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Policy Envelopes-ATC Red
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Ornate Metal Key Holes
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Washi Tape Set
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Gel Medium
Gesso
Flowers
DreamVeaver spreader
Color Box g45 Inks
https://www.clearsnap.com/dye-ink-graphic-45-decades-full-size
in shades Photogenic, venetian lace

Now, let's see who won this week's great giveaway! Our winner is...

-Dawn Rockford: What a beautiful project and an awesome giveaway!

Congratulations, Dawn! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway this week!

(1) $100 An ABC Primer, Proper Gentleman, Mixed Media Album, Staples

 Thanks for joining us this week on the blog! We have had such a great time. Have a great Friday, G45ers!

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

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Jul 21, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Glorious Steampunk Upcycling from Nico Scrap and Einat!

  Steampunk box, DIY paper, Tutorial by Nico Scrap, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 2

Today, we have Steampunk magic in store for you, G45ers! Nico Scrap and Einat Kessler have two stunning projects that will amaze you! They use a combo of DIY Craft Rolls and Steampunk Debutante in such a magical way. Enjoy today's great ideas!

First, Nico Scrap takes a plain box and turns it into Steampunk magic! Note how he lines the sides with our Washi Tape. Such an easy way to make such a sharp edge!

Steampunk box, DIY paper, Tutorial by Nico Scrap, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 2


Steampunk box, DIY paper, Tutorial by Nico Scrap, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 2


Steampunk box, DIY paper, Tutorial by Nico Scrap, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 2


Steampunk box, DIY paper, Tutorial by Nico Scrap, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 2

Supply List

DIY craft paper "Architecture & Alphabet"
Paper "Steampunk Debutante" collection
Metal key, washi tape and metal embellishments by Graphic45
Embellishments ( gear, chain, metal corners ) by Scrapunlimited
ink Graphic45 (brown)
double sided foam tape

Now, Einat shows how to take an old baking tray and turning it into magic! We love this tutorial she has below. Also, check out that adorable banner made of chipboard - love it!

"I’m a big believer in up-cycling so I hardly throw anything. When I decided I don’t need this baking tray anymore I knew I won’t throw it away and keep it for the right project. Well…the right project is here. I turned my old baking tray into a magnetic bulletin board! The amazing DIY Craft Paper gave me the perfect opportunity to create this up-cycling because it’s not only beautiful it’s also big enough to cover the tray in one piece!

Tip #1: When you need to create 3D look use leftover pieces of chipboard to create the necessary height.

Tip #2: You don’t need to buy special magnets for this project. Recycle old magnets from your fridge." ~Einat

Upcycled Baking Tray, Steampunk Debutante, by Einat Kessler, Product by Graphic 45 photo 2

Check out How to Create a Magnetic Bulletin Board by Einat Kessler on Snapguide.  

Einat's Snapguide Tutorial

Upcycled Baking Tray, Steampunk Debutante, by Einat Kessler, Product by Graphic 45 photo 2


Upcycled Baking Tray, Steampunk Debutante, by Einat Kessler, Product by Graphic 45 photo 2


Upcycled Baking Tray, Steampunk Debutante, by Einat Kessler, Product by Graphic 45 photo 2


Upcycled Baking Tray, Steampunk Debutante, by Einat Kessler, Product by Graphic 45 photo 2


Upcycled Baking Tray, Steampunk Debutante, by Einat Kessler, Product by Graphic 45 photo 2

Supply List

DIY Craft Paper: Curiosity Collage & Butterflies
Papers: Steampunk Debutante
Staples: Metal Clock Keys, Shabby Chic Metal Clock Keys, Antique Metal Door Pull
Magnets
Paper Flowers
Twine
Foam tape
Gel Medium

This week we are giving away $100 worth of product here on the blog! Love this prize pack full of An ABC Primer, A Proper Gentleman, and tons of great Graphic 45 Staples! All you have to do to win is comment here on the blog or on Facebook! We will announce a winner here on Friday. Have fun entering to win this great giveaway!

(1) $100 An ABC Primer, Proper Gentleman, Mixed Media Album, Staples

Thanks for joining us today! Did you get great ideas and tips from these projects? We certainly did. Have a creative day!

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

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Jul 20, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Get Excited for Wedding Season with Graphic 45!

  Wedding Card, by Elena Olinevich, Ladies Diary, Product by Graphic 45, Photo1

Are weddings coming up for you? They are for us, so what better way to get ready than with beautiful handmade ideas from our Design Team! Elena Olinevich and Aneta Matuszewska have two gorgeous ideas for cards and more to get ready for those upcoming special days!

First, Elena has the most gorgeous card set for us using A Ladies' Diary!

"I love creating cards. When it comes to creating them, I have noticed recently, that I can not stop and narrow it to only one. So it seems that I’ve got used to create two or even 3 of them at once.

However I would like to share some tips how you can save your time and products, if you try to do it in a row.

Tips:

  1. If you are using the die to cut out the shape , it’s a good chance to recycle the leftover and use it as a frame for your other card. The silhouette will frame it perfectly.
  2. Choose 3-4 patterned papers and mix the different ones for your background and for the embellishments. Try to combine different shapes. It will make them look different but matchable at teh same time.
  3. While doing fussy cutting, don’t skip the large elements if you are creating the cards. You can split one piece into several parts and use one for one card, the second for another one." ~Elena

Wedding Card, by Elena Olinevich, Ladies Diary, Product by Graphic 45, Photo1

Wedding Card, by Elena Olinevich, Ladies Diary, Product by Graphic 45, Photo1


Wedding Card, by Elena Olinevich, Ladies Diary, Product by Graphic 45, Photo1


Wedding Card, by Elena Olinevich, Ladies Diary, Product by Graphic 45, Photo1


Wedding Card, by Elena Olinevich, Ladies Diary, Product by Graphic 45, Photo1


Wedding Card, by Elena Olinevich, Ladies Diary, Product by Graphic 45, Photo1


Wedding Card, by Elena Olinevich, Ladies Diary, Product by Graphic 45, Photo1

Supply List

Graphic 45 Deluxe Ladies Diary -12x12 papers
Spellbinders Dies ( shapes and frames)
Prima Marketing flowers and Swirls
Scrapbook Adhesive by 3 L - 3D Foam Mounting Squares, Glue
Cardstock

Now, Aneta shares a beautiful album using Gilded Lily and she has a perfect Save the Date card tutorial below in her great video. See the tour of the album in the video below as well. How fun!

"Description: Handmade romantic wedding album and card based on Gilded Lily and Precious Memories is a perfect gift for a newlyweds. Lot of embellishments and tags makes this piece a very elegant and delicate piece.

Tip 1: TO ADD AN EXTRA PAGE TO YOUR ALBUM USE A EPHERMA CARD AND GLUE IT TO YOUR BASE WITH A SMALL PIECE OF CARDSTOCK.

Tip 2: CUTTING YOUR TAGS IN 2 WILL GIVE YOU MORE OF PERFECT MATCHING EMBELLISHMENTS.

Tip 3: USE A POCKET AS A CONNECTION TO YOUR EXTRA PAGE." ~Aneta

Wedding Day Album by Aneta #graphic45

See more photos in Aneta's video:

 

Aneta's YouTube Tutorial Video

Gilded Lily Save the Date Wedding Card

 

Supply List

Gilded Lily 12x12 paper pad, Ephemera cards, tags and pockets
Precious Memories 12x12 paper pad, Ephemera cards, tags and pockets

This week we are giving away $100 worth of product here on the blog! Love this prize pack full of An ABC Primer, A Proper Gentleman, and tons of great Graphic 45 Staples! All you have to do to win is comment here on the blog or on Facebook! We will announce a winner here on Friday. Have fun entering to win this great giveaway!

(1) $100 An ABC Primer, Proper Gentleman, Mixed Media Album, Staples

We feel ready for our upcoming weddings on our calendar! How about you?

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

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Jul 19, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Take a Journey with Safari Adventure Cards!

  Discover Life Pocket Card Snapguide Tutorial  by Kathy Clement Graphic 45 Safari Adventure Photo 2

We adore cardmaking and sending little bundles of joy in the mail or delivering in person. A card I just that! Such a beautiful way to say you care and you're thankful for someone or thinking of someone. Today, Pam Bray and Kathy Clement not only have beautiful cards for us, but wonderful tutorials too!

Pam shares a brilliant card using Safari Adventure and we love the rich and beautiful colors. You'll love her tutorial below!

"Tip: Adding a pocket inside your cards give a special place for and extra tag or special gift. " ~Pam

Journey Card, Safari Adventure Collection by Pam Bray, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1_9928

Pam's Step-by-Step Tutorial

  1. Adhere black card stock and pattern paper to top of card front. Mat two tags on black card stock; adhere to top of card front.

Journey Card, Safari Adventure Collection by Pam Bray, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 3_9917

2. Add chipboard feathers to top of card front. Fussy cut ephemera card; place on card front with pop dots.  Tie chipboard pieces together with brown twine. Adhere to front of card.

Journey Card, Safari Adventure Collection by Pam Bray, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 4_9925

  1. Fussy cut second ephemera card, place on top of card front with pop dots.

Journey Card, Safari Adventure Collection by Pam Bray, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 5_9916

4. Adhere pattern paper to black card stock. Adhere to inside of card.

Journey Card, Safari Adventure Collection by Pam Bray, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 6_9921

5. Add pattern paper pocket to bottom of inside of card, adhere border strip to top. Place flag and sticker to top of pocket.

Journey Card, Safari Adventure Collection by Pam Bray, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 7_9922

6. Cut a 1 ½” square from pattern paper, cut in half. Corner punch; adhere to top of the inside of card.

Journey Card, Safari Adventure Collection by Pam Bray, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 8_9923

7. Add brown twine to ephemera tag. Place tag and ephemera card inside pocket.

Journey Card, Safari Adventure Collection by Pam Bray, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 9_9924

Journey Card, Safari Adventure Collection by Pam Bray, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 2_9926

Supply List

Graphic 45: Safari Adventure 12 x 12 Paper Pad
Graphic 45: Safari Adventure 12 x 12 Patterns and Solid Paper Pad
Graphic 45: Safari Adventure Ephemera Cards
Graphic 45: Safari Adventure Decorative Chipboard
Graphic 45: Safari Adventure Journaling Chipboard
Graphic 45 Safari Adventure Tags & Pockets
Gypsy Soul Lasercuts: Feathery Feather Chipboard
EK Success Abstract Flower Border Punch
Brown Twine
Adhesive: Xyron Adhesive, Scrapbook Adhesive Pop Dots
Black Card Stock
5” x 6 ½” Cream Card Base

Now, enjoy this gorgeous "Discover Life" card and tutorial from the amazing Kathy. What a beautiful card! Your recipient is sure to want to keep this one for a long time!

"I don’t know that there’s anything I enjoy more than making cards!  There’s just something deep down soul-satisfying about layering pretty papers and inspiring images to create a special message for a friend or family member.

I love to include interactive elements in my cards, like pockets with tags that pull out, or tiny envelopes to hold tiny treasures.

I wanted to share with all my fellow G45’s just how easy it is to create a layered card with all these elements. Besides, my fingers were itching to play with the gorgeous new Safari Adventure paper collection.  

This design can easily be completed in under an hour.  Just follow the simple steps in this Snapguide tutorial, and you’ll soon be holding your very own handmade “Discover Life” all occasion card!

Designer Tips

  • Machine stitching on paper is really fun and it adds another layer of texture and pattern to your design.  
  • Try using burlap or other fabric as a card layer. It’s a quick and easy way to add a pop of color and great texture.
  • Foam dimensionals add great depth and dimension to a card, but if you don’t have any on hand, you can glue small squares of waste corrugated cardboard to the back of your elements and it will do the job just fine!
  • When fussy cutting elements, first do a rough cut around the item or area you want to feature.  It’s much easier to cut around a small chunk of paper than it is to try to cut while holding a 12x12 piece of paper in one hand!" ~Kathy

Discover Life Pocket Card Snapguide Tutorial  by Kathy Clement Graphic 45 Safari Adventure Photo 2

Check out How to Make a Graphic 45 Safari Adventure Pocket Card by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.  

Kathy's Snapguide Tutorial


Discover Life Pocket Card Snapguide Tutorial  by Kathy Clement Graphic 45 Safari Adventure Photo 2


Discover Life Pocket Card Snapguide Tutorial  by Kathy Clement Graphic 45 Safari Adventure Photo 2


Discover Life Pocket Card Snapguide Tutorial  by Kathy Clement Graphic 45 Safari Adventure Photo 2


Discover Life Pocket Card Snapguide Tutorial  by Kathy Clement Graphic 45 Safari Adventure Photo 2

Supply List:

Graphic 45 12x12 Safari Adventure paper collection
Safari Adventure
Natural Habitat
Amazing Africa
Safari Adventure Chipboard 1 and
2
Safari Adventure Pockets and Tags
Safari Adventure Ephemera
Safari Adventure 12x12 Prints and Patterns
Safari Adventure 6x6 Prints and Patterns

Other Products:
Petaloo Flowers
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Maize Taffeta, Maize Honeycomb Satin, Natural Burlap/Black Burlap String
Avocado Green Burlap
Zebra Print Button
Foam dimensionals, scissors, glue, sewing machine, circle punch, black cardstock

This week we are giving away $100 worth of product here on the blog! Love this prize pack full of An ABC Primer, A Proper Gentleman, and tons of great Graphic 45 Staples! All you have to do to win is comment here on the blog or on Facebook! We will announce a winner here on Friday. Have fun entering to win this great giveaway!

(1) $100 An ABC Primer, Proper Gentleman, Mixed Media Album, Staples

Thanks for joining us today! Will you try one of these creative card ideas?

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

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

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