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Oct 31, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Happy Halloween from Graphic 45!

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Happy Halloween from Graphic 45! We are so glad you joined us this Halloween Friday. We have great creations for this fun holiday! Amazing projects from Andrew Roberts and Donna Espiritu await below. You are going to love this very special Halloween blog!

Who won our Halloween giveaway this week? It's time to announce our winner! Our randomly chosen winner is....

-Barbara Diane: Hello! All wonderful projects! I love seeing what creative beauty can be created with your wonderful paper collections! Wishing you a happy day! Hugs, Barbara Diane

Congratulations, Barbara! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. You won the amazing Halloween goodies below. Join us tomorrow here on the blog for the beginning of our Card and Bag Tutorials and a giveaway for those awesome 6 days of fun.

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This is a great idea for an item we may all have around the house - old VHS covers! What a great idea from Andrew using Steampunk Spells.

"With the advent of DVDs and the digital movie age I have been replacing my video movies with more updated versions. I tried to give the videos to good will but they did not want them. I thought I have all these video boxes it seemed a waste to throw them away : the video box mini album was born and a great bonus the large tag staple made great pages. I will definitely be making more.

Tip: Trying altering the tag staples to discover new ways to make mini album pages more interactive." ~Andrew 

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Supply List

Graphic 45 Steampunk spells 12x12 : Fanciful florals
     : Frightful folly
     : Steampunk spells
     : Beware
     : Totally wicked
     : Clockworks
Graphic 45 Steampunk spells 8x8 pattern paper pad
Graphic 45 Steampunk spells 6x6 patterns and solids
Graphic 45 Steampunk spells banners
Graphic 45 Steampunk spells tags and pockets
Graphic 45 Steampunk spells chipboard 1
Graphic 45 Steampunk spells cardstock stickers
Graphic 45 staples large tag album black
Core’dination Graphic 45 signature series : Gala gold
    : Antique moss
    : Tuscan sunset
   : Robins egg
A4 black cardstock
Black soot distress ink
Eyelets
Ideaology ring binders small

We love this altered bottle Donna made for Halloween using Steampunk Spells. What perfect home decor!

"First time to make this project and I love how it turned out. Spray-painted the bottle with the help of my hubby (the fumes of the spray paint not suitable for pregnant women). The tricky part is adhering the stickers onto the bottle. So far the glue gun is doing it's part (checked as of this writing, and it's been days). Of course you can use your trusted adhesive for this kind of project. I just clustered different fussy cut elements from different Steampunk papers and adhered a flat stick (which I got from Starbucks! :D) to the back. Tied ribbons and used a couple of chipboard embellishments to add interest. Bottom part of the bottle is wrapped washi tape and cardstock stickers."~Donna

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Supply List

Graphic 45 Steampunk 12x12 papers
Graphic 45 Steampunk chipboard
Graphic 45 Steampunk stickers
Graphic 45 Steampunk flowers
Graphic 45 Washi tape
Ribbons
Gold thread
Black spray paint
Glue gun
Beacon adhesives (Zip dry)
Scrapbook adhesives glue dots
Glue gun
Stick/skewer

Thanks for joining us this Halloween! Enjoy your evening if you're trick-or-treating with your kiddos. Have a wonderful day!

Happy Halloween!

Graphic 45

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

Oct 30, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Amazing Altered Art with Graphic 45

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Have we got some amazing altered art to share with you all today! Laura Denison, Tati Scrap, and Katie Zoey Ho amaze with their brilliant creations today. They all use different Graphic 45 collections to make incredible altered art. You will definitely leave inspired. 

Don't forget about our Halloween giveaway this week! Who wants to win these older G45 Halloween collections? Just comment here on the blog or on Facebook to win. We'll announce our winner tomorrow on Halloween Friday, October 31!

 

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First, we have this mind-blowing VooDoo Dollhouse by the incredible Laura. What an awesome project! And great inspiration just in time for Halloween.

"For this years Halloween project, I didn’t want to do the usual creepy thing...I wanted something a little different. The VooDoo Doll House fit that bill...a little mysterious, a little spooky but full of life and color."~Laura

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Supply List

Collections Used:An Eerie Tale
Steampunk Spells
Couture
Miniatures: Darice
Hinges, Domes, Bottles, and rub-ons: Idea-ology

We are in love with this Raining Cats & Dogs altered box by the incredible Tati Scrap. What a brilliant creation for a pet lover.

"When I saw this collection I was inspired to create this project. I love the music boxes and it has been funny to be able to create this one using the recycled machine of a box of music.”~Tati Scrap

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Supply List:

Raining Cats and Dogs 8x8 Pad:
Cats Meow

Playful Pals

Well Bred

Pitter-patter

Animal House

Raining Cats and Dogs 6x6 Patterns & Solids Pad

Raining Cats and Dogs Decorative Chipboard

Raining Cats & Dogs Flowers

Raining Cats & Dogs Banners

Book Box

Ornate Metal Label Holder

Music Box recycled machine
Stickles: Platinum

Now, enjoy this Come Away with Me miniature masterpiece by Katie! Take it away, Katie:

"Who doesn’t love vintage post box? I do!!! I saw this post box piggy bank at Japan Home one afternoon I was shopping around while waiting for a friend. It looked cartoonish which I believe it’s meant for kids… So I decided to revamp the post box and transformed into this cool vintage blue post box. Having so much fun creating those falling parcels, mails and yes I handmade those mailbags as well… Truly a labor of love... "~Katie

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Supply List:

Come Away with Me Look Out World
Come Away with Me 8” x 8” Paper Pad
Come Away with Me 6” x 6” Patterns & Solids
Come Away with Me Tags & Pockets
Vintage Dictionary Papers
Kraft Cardstock
Chipboard Scraps
Cotton/Baker Twine
Jute Twine
Muslin (Malibag)

What an incredible day of altered inspiration. Many thanks to Laura, Tati Scrap, and Katie! Are you inspired, G45ers?

Happy Altering,

Graphic 45

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

Oct 29, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Beautiful Creations with Botanical Tea

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Who loves Botanical Tea? If you are a lover of this beautiful collection, you will adore today's blog! Annette Green and Lori Williams share gorgeous ideas with this splendid collection. We know our Southern Hemisphere G45ers are enjoying Spring, and all of us in the Northern Hemisphere can always add some beauty to our days. Enjoy these stunning projects!

First, we have a gorgeous project from Annette inspired by Pinterest. Pinterest is not only great for browsing, but also for inspiring your next creation! Annette shares a breathtaking idea.

"Who doesn’t love perusing Pinterest? I am constantly inspired by beautiful projects there. I loved the natural feel of my inspiration piece. My finished design eventually came out very different than the initial inspiration. But that’s what inspiration is all about: A kick-off point which inspires a new idea. I loved filling the matchboxes with different flowers, beautiful papers, and lovely ribbon. The project sort of took it’s own path as I went along, and I love it when that happens." ~Annette

Annette's Pinterest Inspiration Photo:

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Annette's YouTube Video Tutorial


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Supply List

8x8 Botanical Tea papers
12 x 12 Botanical Tea Signature page
3 G45 Staples Small Matchboxes
Botanical Tea Tags & Pockets
Botanical Tea Flowers
Shabby Chic Metal Keys
Shabby Chic Metal Brads
Ribbon, lace and twine
Petaloo flowers, plus misc. craft flowers
Eye Hooks, Tim Holtz Idea-ology
Leaf Die cuts, Tim Holtz Sizzix
Jewelry chain, jump rings, and findings
Twig from the backyard
Brown and cream acrylic paints

Next, we have an incredibly thoughtful project from Lori. We love this wonderful card that can bring beauty and comfort in the hardest of times.

"This collection is so beautiful with all the birds, butterflies and flowers. I had to make a sympathy card for a friend of mine and I couldn’t think of a better collection to use. It’s so soft and uplifting in and of itself I just knew she would love it. I used one of the Susan’s Garden’s Dies from Sizzix to create the Yarrow flower on the front and it really makes the card jump to life, along with the fussy cut butterflies that are ready to flitter off the front."~Lori

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Botanical Tea Graphic 45 sympathy card

Supply List

12 x 12 Botanical Tea
Botanical Tea
8 x 8 Botanical Tea
Botanical Tea
Birds of a Feather
Robin’s Egg
Hello Friend
Just Because
Other Products Used:
Sizzix Susan’s Garden : Yarrow
Foam Tape
Distress Ink
Heartfelt Creations Stamp Set
Spellbinders Die

For extra inspiration today, jump on over to the Paper Crafter's Library blog to see an amazing project from Ginny Nemchak! You will love it. Here's a little sneak peek, go visit the Paper Crafter's Library blog to see more!

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How have you used Botanical Tea? We would love to see your projects on our Facebook page! Thanks for joining us this Wednesday, G45ers. Have a wonderful day!

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
 

Oct 28, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Creative Ideas with Graphic 45 Halloween Collections

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Welcome to another wonderful Tuesday on the blog! Halloween is around the corner, so we wanted to share with you some amazing projects from Miranda Edney and Denise Johnson. We love these two projects, and we know you will too. The perfect addition for your Halloween festivities!

We love when you share on our Facebook page. We love to see your cards, tags, altered art, and more! Today, we are sharing the most incredible home decor piece by Gunn-Eirill Gjelseth-Rauan just in time for Halloween. She used some of our most beloved retired Halloween collections to make this masterpiece. Isn't this fantastic?

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Halloween is a time for fun costumes, brilliant home decor pieces, and yummy treats. Today, Miranda shares a brilliant masquerade mask using An Eerie Tale! This project is so fun to showcase in your home or wear to a fun Halloween party.

"I am so in LOVE with this paper collection! So many enchanting ideas come to mind when I see this imagery! I had to create a little masquerade mask for home decor :) To get the paper to fit any curved surface just run it through an embossing folder and it makes it super easy to adhere, and adds amazing texture. Hugs!" ~Miranda

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Supply List

An Eerie Tale-Enchantment
An Eerie Tale-Fanciful Fable
An Eerie Tale-You Bewitch Me
An Eerie Tale Chipboards
Paper Mache Mask
Petaloo Botanica Flowers
Chipboards
May Arts Ribbon
Ingvild Bolme Tassel
Alcohol Ink

Next, we have the best idea from Denise Johnson for your Halloween scraps - journaling tags! You will love this idea and want to incorporate it into your mini-making today.

"I love creating these journal card sets to coordinate with my Graphic 45 projects.I tuck them into my G45/365 journals, add them to pages for additional journaling or photo space and I love to use them to create fun little stand alone minis, gift tags and place cards.


To craft these cards I start with plain manilla cardstock, cut into 3"x4" cards.I have a large stack of blank cards pre-prepped so when I'm finished with a project and my scraps are handy, I simply grab a stack of cards and craft away.I've got into the habit of doing this after every project and just love my growing collection of handy, coordinating cards, AND I'm using my random scraps rather than saving "for someday", that usually never comes!! ;o"~Denise Johnson

 

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Supply List:

 

3"x4" blank manilla cards

Scraps & leftover Graphic 45 papers (including An Eerie Tale and Steampunk Spells), stickers, chipboard and embellishments

Journal line stamps

Ink

Wow! Thanks to Miranda and Denise for sharing their incredible ideas today. We are so excited for Halloween, and they put us even more in the mood for this fun holiday. Thanks for joining us, G45ers!

 

Happy Halloween-scheming,

 

Graphic 45

 

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

Oct 27, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Layout Inspiration with Raining Cats & Dogs

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Happy Monday, G45ers! Did you have a fun weekend? Did you get any crafting done? Well, today we will leave you with scrapbook inspiration from Romy Veul and Ginny Nemchak! Enjoy these wonderful ideas with the new Raining Cats & Dogs collection. Have you used this fun collection yet? Perfect for your furry family members! Today, we celebrate our feline family.

In honor of Halloween this Friday, we have this vintage Halloween prize pack with Steampunk Spells and Happy Haunting 8x8 paper pads and Steampunk Spells chipboard. Also, some delicious Clearsnap goodies. This prize pack is worth $28! Do you want to win? Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page. Happy Halloween week!

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We love this brilliantly layered layout from the amazing Romy. And what a purrfect picture!

"I just love the warm colours and vintage patterns of the Raining Cats and Dogs papers. They are just perfect for scrapping photos of my cats! The beautiful gingham patterns of the Raining Cats and Dogs papers inspired me to create a patchwork look on my lay-out about our cat Paco. I cut out several squares from different papers and positioned them on my lay-out to create a nice backdrop for my photo. "~Romy

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Supply List:

‘Raining Cats and Dogs’ Patterned Papers:
Raining Cats and Dogs
Cats Meow
Precious Pets
Mr. Whiskers

Playful Pals
Pitter-Patter
Animal House
Raining Cats and Dogs 8x8 Pad
Raining Cats and Dogs Decorative Chipboard
Raining Cats and Dogs Journaling Chipboard
Raining Cats and Dogs Stickers
Raining Cats and Dogs Alphabet Stickers
Raining Cats and Dogs Banners

Next, we have the most wonderful pocket scrapbooking double layout from Ginny. Wow, we adore this. They double LO is so dynamic with the photos, layering, cardstock embellishments, and chipboard. Amazing!

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Supply List

 

Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs Cats Meow
Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs Playful Pals
Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs  Mischievous Menagerie
Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs Pitter Patter
Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs 8x8 pad
Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs 6x6 Pad
Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs Tags & Pockets
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Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs  Journaling Chipboard
Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs Stickers
Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs Flowers
Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs Banners
Graphic 45 Raining CAts and Dogs 4x6 & 3x4 Journaling and Ephemera Cards
Black Cardstock
Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Felt Doilies
Tiny Letter Stickers
Glittered Photo Corners

Go craft your furry family today! They mean  so much to us, and we love how Romy and Ginny memorialized their sweet kitties. Thanks for joining us today!

Your Fellow Pet-Lovers,

Graphic 45

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