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Feb 27, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Announcing the 2015 Graphic 45 Design Team Call!

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It's a big day here on the blog! We are announcing our 2015 Graphic 45 Design Team Call! Have you been waiting to enter? Well, now is your time! Below, you will have all the information you need to apply to become a Graphic 45 Designer. It's such an exciting time for us here at Graphic 45 because we get to see what incredible things you are doing with our collections. We cannot wait to see the applications this year! 

Before we get into the excitement, here is this week's randomly chosen winner of our retired collections!

-Janet Fisher Cobb

Congratulations, Janet! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your goodies! Thanks to everyone who entered this week. Join us for another giveaway next week as we kick off National Craft Month!

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The Benefits of joining the Graphic 45 Design Team! #graphic45

This could be YOU!

 

 


The Graphic 45 2015 Design Team Call - What are we looking for?


Graphic 45 2015 Design Team Application Rounds

Download the Graphic 45 Design Team Call 2015 Printable Information & Rounds

We asked our Design Team why they loved being a G45 Designer and they gave some fun reasons!

  • GLORIOUS PAPER CRAFTING STUFF! AND STAPLES! AND BOXES!
  • It makes me think outside the box and try new things.
  • It doesn't feel like work or something that I 'must' do, because I always have so much fun working with your products
  • A DREAM made reality
  • Opened creative doors and opportunities
  • Getting the happy mail with all the paper pretties is like Christmas
  • All the team members are so encouraging.
  • I've learned so much from the teamies....they are the best!

We cannot wait to see your submissions! We know each and every one of you will shine. Happy Papercrafting!  

Now, we don't want to leave you without some creative inspiration! We are loving what you are sharing on Ning gallery. Today, we have two great shares that have gotten many views on our Ning page, and for good reason- they are stunning! G45ers Joanne Bain and Lexi Karamel loaded some gorgeous projects onto our Ning page.

First, we have this stunning Time to Celebrate layout by Joanne Bain. We love the negative space with the burst of color and layers near the center! Makes such a dynamic layout.

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See this Layout by Joanne Bain on Ning

Next, we have these great double page mini album spread from Lexi Karamel! This whole mini album is just gorgeous. What a perfect use of By the Sea!

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See these pages by Lexi Karamel on Ning

Are you a member of our Ning page? We hope you join and share your gorgeous projects!

Share on our Ning Page Today!

Your Pals in Paper,

Graphic 45

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

Feb 26, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Welcome New Baby Using Precious Memories

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Who has a friend or a family member or is expecting a little baby bundle of joy soon? Well, we have beautiful projects on the blog today made with Precious Memories, our adorable new collection that is perfect for all things baby. You will fall in love with the perfect colors and imagery on these projects. Yumi Muraeda and Lori Williams create such beautiful pieces with this collection and you will leave the blog feeling delighted!

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Create with Precious Memories today!

First, we have a gorgeous altered shadowbox from Yumi that has sweet heart boxes and cards filling the inside. So much joy in this project!

Gorgeous Precious Memories shadowbox with beautiful hearts and cards inside by Yumi! #graphic45


Look at all these goodies in Yumi's Precious Memories shadowbox! Amazing cards, hearts, beautiful sentiments, and more! #graphic45


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Precious Memories shadowbox by Yumi! So many gorgeous florals and details! #graphic45


Precious Memories shadowbox by Yumi. Gorgeous #graphic45


Yumi amazes with this Precious Memories shadowbox #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic45 Precious Memories 12’ pad
Faber Castell Glass Bead Glitter Gel
Inkagold
Race Paper

Next, we have a gorgeous card from Lori! She so beautifully uses Spellbinders dies for this stunning card!

"This card is one that shows how beautiful a card can be using just paper and layers.  With the help of some Spellbinders dies, border punches and foam tape I’ve created lots of interest with all the layers.  Of course I had to fussy cut out some of flowers sprays and add in, who could resist.   This is such a sweet collection that is super easy to make into vintage baby cards or layouts. " ~Lori

Precious Memories card by Lori with amazing layers and colors! #graphic45


Love these fussy cut flowers and beautiful images on Lori's Precious Memories card #graphic45


Lori uses Spellbinders dies and Precious Memories to make this gorgeous card #graphic45


See more of this beautiful card by Lori using Precious Memories #graphic45

Supply List

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12 x 12 Precious Memories
Baby’s Breath

Cuddle Time
Cherish
Sugar and Spice
Pat-a-Cake
Other Products Used:
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Spellbinders Opulent Ovals
Spellbinders Sparkle Die
Spellbinders Victorian Bow Couture
X-Acto Tool
Self Healing Mat
CTMH Scallop Boarder Punch
Pearl Brad
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Foam Tape

Today is the last day to enter our giveaway this week! Who wants retired G45? Enter below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks for joining us for projects with Precious Memories! Have you picked this collection up yet? We can't wait to see what you will create!

Happy Papercrafting,

Graphic 45

 

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

Feb 25, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Dreaming Once Upon a Springtime

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So many of us in the Northern Hemisphere are dealing with cold winters and never-ending snow days, so we're trying to bring some Spring into your week! Today, we are sharing gorgeous creations with Once Upon a Springtime! G45 Ambassador Clare Charvill and DT member Annette Green will brighten your day with beautiful projects. Hopefully you'll get some creative Vitamin D from this post!

First, we have a gorgeous Once Upon a Springtime shadowbox from the fabulous Clare. Tell us all about it, Clare:

"It’s lovely to see this gorgeous collection re -released as a Deluxe Collectors Edition.  I loved it the first time around and seeing it again was just as exciting. I really enjoy turning the flat G45 papers into 3 dimensional projects and fussy cutting out the characters.  I’ve used just a few of the papers to make this magical shadow box full of the whimsical woodland characters and flowers.  The fairies all have a hint of shimmer on their wings and Mr Toad is sporting a glossy coat.  I thought this shadow box would make a lovely addition to a fairytale bedroom." ~Clare

Once Upon A Springtime Shadow Box by Clare Charvill, Graphic 45 Ambassador #graphic45


Gorgeous fussy cutting on this Once Upon a Springtime shadowbox by Clare Charvill! Wow #graphic45


Beautiful spring imagery on this Once Upon a Springtime shadowbox by Clare #graphic45


Need some Spring? Gotta love this Once Upon a Springtime shadowbox by Clare #graphic45


Once Upon A Springtime Shadow Box by Clare Charvill, Graphic 45 Ambassador #graphic45


Once Upon A Springtime Shadow Box by Clare Charvill, Graphic 45 Ambassador #graphic45


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Once Upon A Springtime Shadow Box 1 CHA 2015 Clare Charvill Graphic 45

Supply List

G45 Papers
Once Upon a Springtime Frames
Enchanted Forrest
Primrose Cottage
Once Upon A Springtime Cut-apart
Woodland Fantasy
MDF Shadow Box
Glue
Glitter: various colours for fairy wings

Adore this glorious Once Upon a Springtime Large Ivory Tag from Annette! Wow, such stunning layers!

"This re-released collection is such a delight to work with. Having missed it upon it’s initial release, I’m thrilled be able to create with it now. I was drawn to the pinks and greens and had the best time making this large tag, as you can tell by the many different papers I have in my supply list. With a craft knife and some patience, you can achieve a laser-cut look for added dimension." ~Annette

A beautiful Once Upon a Springtime Large Ivory Tag by Annette! Amazing #graphic45


See the beautiful fussy cutting on this tag by Annette using Once Upon a Springtime #graphic45


Dreaming of a warm, fairy land! This tag is by Annette using Once Upon a Springtime #graphic45


Love these stamps on Annette's Once Upon a Springtime tag! #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45 Once Upon a Springtime 12 x 12 papers
Once Upon a Springtime Signature Page
Primrose Cottage
Woodland Fantasy
Once Upon a Springtime Frames
Spellbound
Pixie Post
Once Upon a Springtime Cut-Aparts
Graphic 45 Large Ivory Tag
May Arts seam binding
Sizzix Alterations butterfly die and texture fade
Perfect Pearls spray

Don't forget you can win some retired G45 collections this week! Enter here:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks for joining us for this spring-filled day. We hope it puts a smile on your face!

Happy Papercrafting,

Graphic 45

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

Feb 24, 2015 5:00:00 AM

3 Different Ideas for our Mixed Media Albums

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Today, we are going to give you 3 excellent ideas with our new Mixed Media Albums. We will show you an idea with every color of the mixed media albums and many different techniques. It will be a wonderful day! Nichola Battilana, Miranda Edney, and Katie Zoey Ho all will show you fabulous ideas with our mixed media albums. How fun!

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All our new Mixed Media Albums in Black, Ivory and Kraft!

Nichola has the best idea for her mixed media album for fairy magic and beautiful memories! She used our Kraft Mixed Media Album and Once Upon a Springtime for this gorgeous idea. There are so many possibilities with these albums. What will your imagination come up with?

"This book is actually a work in progress. It isn’t filled yet. I’ll be using it to sketch, plan and chronicle my fairy adventures this summer. Every year I work closely with the little people to build houses, picnic areas and camps for my fairy friends. Children (and grown ups too) come to visit to see if they can spy winged creatures on my lawn. What could be more perfect for fairy planning than Once Upon a Springtime?! I wanted to make this book look as though it was discovered in the forest, old and well worn, with a dash of magic too but I also wanted to make it practical enough to be put to good use. The outside embellishments are not over-the-top and inside I’ve been conservative too. I’ve grunged up the divider pockets, and only used small die cut labels as embellishments. Sometimes a little touch is all  you need." ~Nichola

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Supply List

Once Upon a Springtime Deluxe Collector's Edition
Stamped Metal Brads
Stamped Metal Butterflies
Metal Door Plate
Tim Holtz Thinlits Mini Labels Die Set
Organza Ribbon

Next, Miranda creates a mixed media masterpiece with Precious Memories and our Ivory Mixed Media Album! This is so gorgeous with so many precious details. Love the florals and paint techniques!

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These pages are all so glorious! Miranda uses her altered art and mixed media talent to create a stand-out album!


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Supply List

 Graphic 45 Papers
Precious Memories-Precious Memories
Precious Memories-Baby’s Breath
Precious Memories-Cuddle Time
Precious Memories-Cherish
Precious Memories-Cutie Pie
Precious Memories-Puppy Dog’s Tails
Precious Memories-Pat-A-Cake
Precious Memories-Sugar And Spice
Graphic 45 Staples
Mixed Media Album Ivory
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keys
Metal Butterflies
Metal Clothespins
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Drawer Pull
Ornate Metal Brads
Antique Metal Keys
Antique Metal Keyholes
Assorted Tag Albums
Chipboards
Paints
Inks
Watercolors
Shimmerz sprays
Flowers
Laces and Ribbons

Katie shows you how fabric and our Black Mixed Media albums are a match made in heaven! We love this An ABC Primer album. So absolutely fantastic!

"Inspired by one of g45 DT teammies, Nadya who does gorgeous fabric-based paper albums, I just wanna make one (though it’s not as gorgeous as Nadya’s). I tea-dyed my left-over polka dot fabric just to blend in well with the vintage ABC Primer collection and made this school sketchbook, ready for a student for this new year..." ~Katie

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Supply List

ABC Primer Deluxe Collection

Graphic 45 Mixed Media Album in Black
Core’dinations Signature Series, Graphic 45 Darks (Gala Gold, Heritage Kraft & Photogenic)
Tea-dyed Polka Dot Fabric
Bonded Dacron/Polyester Batting
Wooden Pencil
Scrabble Tiles
May Art Ribbons
Brass Eyelets

Doesn't this make you want to get creative? Well, win our giveaway this week to get the creativity flowing! Enter below:

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Have you picked up our new albums yet? After today's inspiration, we know they'll be a prime part of your craft room! They are so amazing to play with. Thanks to Nichola, Miranda, and Katie for sharing their fabulous ideas!

Happy Album-Making,

Graphic 45

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

Feb 23, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Layouts for your Lovely Monday

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It' a wonderful day for layouts! Today, G45 Ambassador Jane Tregenza and DT member Romy Veul have gorgeous layouts for you today using Raining Cats & Dogs and An ABC Primer. It will be a wonderful Monday!

Also, we have a new blog contest this week! So, stay until the end of the blog to read all about it and enter today!

Jane Tregenza is a layout master! Enjoy her description of this gorgeous layout:

"I love mixing my Graphic 45 collections up and seeing what I can come up with. This layout is one I designed for a class I was teaching. I wanted to do a monochromatic layout, only using cream and black as a colour palate. I used papers from three different collections to get the right black and cream combination. I love layering all my papers together; I   just add lots of black matts between the different layers of Graphic 45’s print papers to make it all work. Once I have the layout foundation done, it’s just a case of choosing a theme for the page, a photo, the title and embellishments. I never have a photo in mind when I start my layouts. I choose a selection of Graphic 45 papers and just start cutting. It is always a bit of a surprise to see how it looks at the end." ~Jane

"A Dream Is a Wish your Heart Makes" layout by Jane Tregenza. Amazing use of various Graphic 45 collections! #graphic45


"A Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes" layout by Jane Tregenza #graphic45

Supply List

1 ½ x Style 4500819
1x Pitter-patter 4500966
1x Playful Pals 4500964
½ x Jabberwocky
2 ½ x Black Cardstock
2x White Cardstock
1x IDP0106 “A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes”
1x IDDD0005 Denise’s Chipboard Flourish
8x Black Photo Corners
Assorted Metals, Flowers, Ribbons and Brads from Seriously Scrapbooking

Next, Romy shows off adorable pictures with An ABC Primer and clever layering. Love this gorgeous layout!

"An ABC Primer is one of my all time favourite collections from Graphic 45. I just love the traditional vintage colours and the beautiful patterns with adorable school girls and boys. I decided to use this collection to scrap my favourite photo of my nieces Elise and Naomi. " ~Romy

Celebrate childhood memories with this An ABC Primer layout by Romy Veul #Graphic45


Layer the smaller imagery of An ABC Primer to make a dynamic layout! By: Romy Veul #graphic45


An ABC Primer layout by the amazing Romy Veul #graphic45

 

Supply List:

An ABC Primer Deluxe Collector’s Edition Kit

Now, who wants to win some vintage G45? These two collections are retired collections, we found a few hiding in our office, and we thought our G45ers deserved to win these! So, enter below and we'll announce the winner on Friday here on the blog:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks for joining us for beautiful layouts and great inspiration! We hope this kickstarts the week with great ideas!

 

Happy Papercrafting,

Graphic 45

 

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