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Jul 5, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Unique and Stunning Graphic 45 Layouts

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Our new Design Team and Ambassadors have such a clever eye for unique and gorgeous layouts. Today, Brit Sviggum will share a layout that will warm your heart. And G45 Ambassador Alberto Juarez Diaz shares a clever technique with Artisan Style. It will be a glorious day!

We found such inspiration in Brit's daughters words, and even more in her stunning Cinderella Gilded Lily layout!

"My daughter and I went to see the new Cinderella movie, and I got the idea to make this layout. Here you see Cinderella with her two stepsisters. I have placed a bucket and wash rag in the picture to show that Cinderelle had to clean and work all the time.

My daughter at six said after the movie: 'mum, we have to remember that everyone must be treated equally regardless whether they are poor or rich.' And I think that was so nice to hear." ~Brit

Brit's fabulous Cinderella layout using Gilded Lily #graphic45


Brit's fabulous Cinderella layout using Gilded Lily #graphic45


Brit's fabulous Cinderella layout using Gilded Lily #graphic45

Supply List

Papers:
Gilded Lily - Lavish Lifestyle #4501128
Gilded Lily - Creme de la Creme #4501127
Gilded Lily - Tres Chic #4501132
Home Sweet Home - Handmade #4501072
Embellishment:
Cardstock stickers:
Rare Oddities #4501156
Precious Memories #4501097
Gilded Lily #4501139
Cling stamp:
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Others:
Gesso, Mist, Watercolour pencils

Next, Alberto shares amazing paper piercing techniques with this amazing framed Artisan Style layout. He reminds us that layouts don't have to be 12x12 and can be pieces of art!

Paper piercing LO, Artisan Style, by AlbertoJuarez using Graphic 45


Paper piercing LO, Artisan Style, by AlbertoJuarez using Graphic 45

Supply List:

Artisan Style Collection

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We so enjoyed sharing these awesome ideas with you today. Many thanks to Brit and Alberto! Have a lovely Sunday, G45ers.

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

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

Jul 4, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Graphic 45 Presents June Time to Flourish Cards + Tags Project Sheet

June Time to Flourish Cards & Tags

Click for the June Time to Flourish cards and tag Project Sheet #graphic45

Click to get the Time to Flourish project sheet! #graphic45

Download the Time to Flourish June Cards & Tags Project Sheet

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

Jul 3, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Stylish Celebrations with Handmade Cards & Invitations

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Today, we have gorgeous ideas for invitations and cards. Solange Marques shares the most brilliant bridal shower invitations, and Donna Espiritu reminds you to Dream with a gorgeous card of her own. It will be a wonderful cardmaking celebration here on the blog today!

First, Solange shares the most gorgeous Botanical Tea bridal shower invitations. How magical would it be to receive these for a shower!

"My daughter is going to marry in August and I am preparing her Bridal Shower next month. Botanical collection is perfect for the theme that I chose. The invitations are boxes that when opened they show a tea-pot. I need to make a lot of these..." ~Solange

Bridal Shower Invitations by Solange Marques- Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Collection


Bridal Shower Invitations by Solange Marques- Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Collection


Bridal Shower Invitations by Solange Marques- Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Collection


Bridal Shower Invitations by Solange Marques- Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Collection


Bridal Shower Invitations by Solange Marques- Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Collection


Bridal Shower Invitations by Solange Marques- Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Collection


Bridal Shower Invitations by Solange Marques- Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Collection


Bridal Shower Invitations by Solange Marques- Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Collection

Supply List

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea 8x8 Pad
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea 6x6 Patterns and Solid Pad
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Journaling Chipboard
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Decorative Sticker
Acrylic Gesso, Ink Pad, Resin.

Next, Donna shares a beautiful Artisan Style "Dream" card. We just love the way this unfolds!

Artisan Style "Dream" card by Donna #graphic45


Artisan Style "Dream" card by Donna #graphic45


Artisan Style "Dream" card by Donna #graphic45


Artisan Style "Dream" card by Donna #graphic45

 

Supply list

Graphic 45 Artisan Style 12x12, 8x8 papers
Graphic 45 Artisan Style chipboard
Graphic 45 Artisan Style stamp
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic ornate metal brad
Sizzix Stephanie Barnard Framelits 659632
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam tape
Cuttlebug embossing folder - Swiss dots
Stazon ink - black
A4 cardstock - black

You have until Sunday evening of July 5 at 11:59 PM PST to enter our A Proper Gentleman giveaway! Just comment here on the blog or on Facebook.

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Thanks for joining us for these creative card ideas. Many thanks to Solange and Donna! Have a great 4th of July weekend, G45ers!

Happy Cardmaking,

The G45 Family

 

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

Jul 2, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Celebrate 4th of July with Handmade Decorations!

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It's almost the 4th of July here in America where we celebrate Independence! It's a great day for barbecues, picnics, and parties and we have some fabulous ideas for you today from Ginny Nemchak and Maggi Harding!

First, Ginny shares the most beautiful centerpiece using Home Sweet Home! We love her handmade pinwheels and shiny stars. What a perfect party decoration!

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Home Sweet Home Floral Centerpiece Napkin and Utensil Holder 1


Home Sweet Home Floral Centerpiece Napkin and Utensil Holder 1


Home Sweet Home Floral Centerpiece Napkin and Utensil Holder 1


Home Sweet Home Floral Centerpiece Napkin and Utensil Holder 1


Home Sweet Home Floral Centerpiece Napkin and Utensil Holder 1

Supply List

Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home~Home Sweet Home
Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home~Handmade
Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home~My Sunshine
Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home~6x6 Paper Pad
Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home~8x8 Paper Pad
Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home~Die Cut Chipboard Tags 1
Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home~Die Cut Chipboard Tags 2
Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home~12x12 Cardstock Stickers
Graphic 45 Staples~Large Black Tag Album
Graphic 45 Staples~Stamped Metal Brads
Petaloo Flowers
Tim Holtz Distress INk~Black Soot
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Vintage Mason Jar

Next, Maggi shares this absolutely beautiful spread using Home Sweet Home! This looks like a great party to attend!

"Here's a quick little project that you can put together in no time.  The napkin rings are simply 6 x 3" punched strips of paper glued together and embellished with a quick homemade flower and button.  Then I've wrapped more of the design paper around a tin milk jug, added a punched contrasting strip around the middle along with a Home Sweet Home tag.  I made a pretty "platform" for my jug by layering a 12" doily over a 12 x 12" sheet of design paper.  Red poppies complete the look and I'm all ready for a fun July 4th get-together!  Quick decorating schemes are my thing because I love to cook and when entertaining, I spend my time preparing the food rather than fussing with decorations and such.

Now I have a little secret, I LOVE that tin milk jug and I love to use it for many occasions, sooooo, I glued the paper to itself rather than the jug.  That way I can remove the paper and easily change the look of my jug and incorporate it into different decorating schemes." ~Maggi

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Table Decor, Home Sweet Home, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)


Table Decor, Home Sweet Home, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)


Table Decor, Home Sweet Home, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)


Table Decor, Home Sweet Home, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)

Supply List

Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home  Collection (12 x 12):
With the exception of the sheet of paper underneath the jug, I used all scraps from these
papers for this project -
Home Sweet Home
Garden Fresh
Handmade
Granny's Quilt
Apple Pie
Scraps from the Home Sweet Home 6 x 6' pad
Other:
red and blue buttons
Gold cord
McGill Floriano flower punch
Spellbinders Gold Label Four (diecut underneath fussy cut Home Sweet Home oval)
Fiskars Threading Water border punch
1/4" Scor-tape
12" doily
White cardstock

Don't forget you have until Monday to win this A Proper Gentleman prize pack! So, enter today by commenting here on the blog or on our Facebook page

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We hope you enjoyed seeing these fabulous 4th of July ideas. Many thanks to Ginny and Maggi! What fun!

Happy 4th of July,

The G45 Family

 

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

Jul 1, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Welcome our 2015 Special Project Designers: Annette Green and Gloria Stengel

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Today, we introduce our amazing Special Project Designers! Our Special Project Designers create the Graphic 45 classes that you take around the world. So, they are certainly a key part of our team. You will recognize them as past Design Team members as well! We adore Annette Green and Gloria Stengel and celebrate them today!

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Annette Green


"Hello! I’m Annette Green and although my 2 terms on the design team are now over, I am thrilled to be asked to stay on as a Special Projects Designer for Graphic 45! If you’ve attended CHA, or any Graphic 45 events or classes around the globe, chances are I’ve designed that project you made. What an honor it’s been and I’m looking forward to another year of designing for the best paper crafting company in the business.


Formerly a graphic designer by trade, I’ve spent the 15 years as a paper crafting enthusiast. What began as simple scrapbooking of our family memories has turned into a fulfilling career in the best business ever. I spend my days in my home studio creating and sharing art and inspiration through blogging, videos, and as an instructor.

I live in sunny Melbourne, Florida with my husband Paul of 23 years, our talented teenage daughter Jamie and our sweet, shy Sheltie named Suki who sometimes makes an appearance in my videos. I enjoy working out, eating healthy, and thinking positive thoughts daily. I especially enjoy reading, cooking and spending time with friends. Especially having coffee! (I’m a bit of a coffee fanatic, I’m afraid.) Paul recently retired, so life is taking on some fun changes. Who knows where I’ll end up? All I know is as long as I have my crafting hobby, I’ll be a happy, happy girl!" ~Annette

 Keep up with Annette!

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First, Annette shares her Home Sweet Home recipe book and project sheet that we taught at this past year's CHA class for our Crafter's Home stores. This is one amazing project!

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Download this Home Sweet Home Recipe Book Photo Steps Project Sheet

Download the Home Sweet Home Recipe Book Written Instructions Project Sheet


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Supply List

Ivory Mixed Media Album
Home Sweet Home 12 x 12 Papers:
(1 sheet of each)
Home Sweet Home Signature Page
Garden Fresh
Country Life
Granny’s Quilt
Apple Pie
Handmade
Farmer’s Market
My Sunshine
Home Sweet Home Ephemera Cards
Home Sweet Home Hybrid Stickers
One Shabby Chic Metal Keyhole
Two Shabby Chic Metal Brads
Other
Core’dinations Signature Series cardstock:
Bon Voyage
32” May Arts ⅝”    385-58-14 - RED

Annette is also an avid workshop teacher and here's another great recipe book she made using Home Sweet Home! Beautiful! Take the tour below:

 

Annette's YouTube Home Sweet Home Recipe Book Tour

Next, Annette shares some paper maché magic using Home Sweet Home! We love this handmade purse. Check out her video tutorial below!

"I love taking inexpensive alterable items from the craft store and transforming them into something beautiful for my home. I chose a simple papier maché purse that I’ve had stashed away for a while for this fun project. My favorite Graphic 45 Staples right now are the new Antique Brass Claw Feet and while planning the design for this purse, I decided to paint the feet a bright red color to coordinate with the beautiful Garden Fresh paper in the Home Sweet Home Collection. Metal Staples are not difficult to paint following some simple steps, which I share in my video. Enjoy!" ~Annette

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Annette's Paper Mache Purse Tutorial


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Supply List

Graphic 45:
Home Sweet Home 12 x 12: Garden Fresh and Granny’s Quilt
Home Sweet Home 6 x 6 Patterns & Solids, blue stripe
Antique Brass Claw Feet Staples, 4
Ornate Metal Key Hole, 1
Shabby Chic Metal Brads, 2
Other:
Antique Brass closure/clasp, Hobby Lobby
Papier Maché purse
White Gesso
Acrylic Paints
Mod Podge
Ribbon and trims
Small ivory paper roses
Petaloo Flowers:
1101002 Faux Dried Minis, Ivory/Green/Brown
1101003 Faux Dried Minis, Cranberry/Amber/Green

Now, many of you know Gloria Stengel who's been a part of Graphic 45 for years. We are so glad she's a Special Projects Designer for us!

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Gloria Stengel

"My name is Gloria Stengel and I just celebrated my 10 year anniversary of living in beautiful, southern California! I am a wife of almost 28 years, the mom of three mostly grown kids, and the owner of two cats.  We are a Christian homeschooling family, having homeschooled two kids all the way to college, with the last one now in homeschooled high school. The light at the end of the homeschooling tunnel is no longer the train! 

I have been hooked on crafts all of my life, and I have been a papercrafter for 25 years! I have always loved to color, play with paper dolls, and create "stuff"!  I love all aspects of paper crafting: card making, scrapbooking, mini albums, altered art, up-cycling, you name it! I am happiest when I am making a mess! It's the cleaning up part that I don't care for!

I have been on a number of design teams over the past few years, including over four years with Graphic 45. I joined the Graphic 45 Design Team in 2010 and continued on the team until my third term ended in 2013. I became a Special Projects Designer in the spring of 2013, taking a short break in 2014 to recover from a back injury. I once told Diane that she would never get rid of me, and so far, I have been like a barnacle stuck to the G45 ship! 

I love my role as a Special Project Designer because I get to use the prettiest paper in the world in my designs! I create projects for tutorial sheets and other special events, which allows me to share my love of Graphic 45 with students all over the world! My current favorite G45 collections are: Raining Cats and Dogs, Rare Oddities, and Home Sweet Home. I have some of every collection that Graphic 45 has ever made, but my ALL TIME FAVORITE is Times Nouveau, which has been "re-booted" as a Deluxe Collector's Edition! I am blessed to be part of such a wonderful company for such a long time! May they never tire of me! " ~Gloria
 
Keep up with Gloria!

 

 Blog: Scraps of Life: http://www.gloriascraps.blogspot.com
 
Today, we're sharing the classes Gloria is designing for us this year. Every month she creates card and tag classes using Time to Flourish! We are sharing her May and April project sheets below. Enjoy making these fun projects!

 

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Download the May Time to Flourish Card & Tag Project Sheet


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Download the April Time to Flourish Card & Tag Project Sheet

Want to see all of Gloria's great Time to Flourish project sheets? Check out our Pinterest Board with all the links in one handy place!

Follow Graphic 45®'s board Time to Flourish Monthly Card & Tag Project Sheets on Pinterest.

Don't forget you can win A Proper Gentleman prize pack this week! Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to enter to win. Have fun!

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Also, we have yet to announce the winner of last week's blog contest! The randomly chosen winner is....

-Jane Reyling

Congratulations, Jane! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Thanks for taking part, G45ers!

Thanks for joining us today, and special thanks to Annette and Gloria for all their incredible work throughout the year!

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

 

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