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Sep 30, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Document your Travels with Mini Albums

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Pull out those travel photos! We have great ideas for you from our Design Team. Annette Green and Ginny Nemchak have brilliant ideas using Come Away with Me and By the Sea. You will want to get into your craft room and let your photos take you on a creative adventure. You will love these ideas.

Do you know we love when you share on our Facebook page? We love when you post photos of your projects made with Graphic 45 and it absolutely makes our day to see your gorgeous creations. Today, here is a Botanical Tea layout by Rosangela Christina Miqueletto. Isn't this just gorgeous?

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We love this beautiful idea from Annette - and perfect to take on your trip to remember every special memory. She even has a tutorial for this beauty. Take it away, Annette!

"In past years when traveling, I would pack scrapbooking supplies with the hopes of having idle time during the trip to scrapbook on the spot. It never seemed to happen. Then I began packing a small notepad to jot down each day’s happenings, meals, and special memories. As I collected little pieces of memorabilia, I would tuck them between pages of a magazine or into a zipper bag. This was working fine, but I really wanted something more organized, neat, and compact. So I designed this easy travel folio which holds my passport, a pen, a notepad and a large envelope to collect receipts, tags and all kinds of memorabilia. This would also be a great gift idea for just about anyone, not just for travel, and can be customized with any great Graphic 45 paper collection!" ~Annette

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Check out How to Create a Custom Travel Folio by Annette Green on Snapguide.  

Annette's Snapguide Tutorial


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Supply List

Graphic 45 Come Away With Me 12 x 12 papers:
2 sheets Come Away With Me signature page
3 sheets Wanderlust
1 sheet Pleasure Trip
1 sheet Travel Odyssey
1 sheet Vintage Voyage
Come Away With Me Cardstock Stickers
Come Away With Me Chipboard 1
Shabby Chic Metal Keyhole and brads
Matboard or thick plain chipboard
White Duct Tape
Clear Packing Tape
Tan cardstock
Scor-Tape, foam tape and adhesive

This is a briliant By the Sea tag album by Ginny! We also adore the altered box she keeps this album in. Perfect for your beach photos!

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Supply List

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Graphic 45 By the Sea Chipboard
Graphic 45 By the Sea Stickers
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Tim Holtz Gathered Twig Distress Ink
Dusty Attic Chipboard
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Assorted Flowers

Thank you to Annette and Ginny for sharing their brilliant ideas today. Has this inspired a future project with your travel photos? We can't wait to see them shared on our Facebook page! Have a wonderful Tuesday, G45ers.

Happy Papercrafting,

Graphic 45

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Sep 29, 2014 5:00:00 AM

The Graphic 45 Ning Gallery Highlights!

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Happy Monday and welcome to the blog, G45ers! We're so glad you joined us this beautiful morning. Today, we are sharing beautiful projects from you from our Ning gallery. We love seeing all the beautiful work that is shared on this community gallery. Are you a member of our Ning? Join today, we would love to see your creations with Graphic 45! We will be sharing five absolutely fabulous projects this fine day that will leave you excited for another week to create.

We also have a very exciting blog contest today! Who wants to win this $35 prize pack of Good ol' Sport product? Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to win. Fun!

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We are so excited to share work from YOU today! We can't wait to see your work there.

Share in our Ning Gallery!

First, we have this beautiful tea set by Jennifer Guy Elby. Jennifer used a kit from SVG Cuts to make this beauty and the brilliant Botanical Tea! How absolutely perfect. A great addition to any tea party.

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Botanical Tea Set by Jennifer Guy Eby

This Raining Cats & Dogs mini album by Maggi Harding is just absolutely stunning. We love her layering, her cover details, and all the beautiful floral embellishments she used. Maggi is a wonderful designer and we are in love with this project!

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Raining Cats & Dogs Mini by Maggi Harding

 Here's another project with Raining Cats & Dogs by Melissa Merritt. There is also a brilliant mini album inside. She used our new Mixed Media Box in black to make this beauty and it's the perfect shadowbox and mini to show off your furry friends!

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Raining Cats & Dogs Mixed Media Box by Melissa Merritt

Erica Houghton shows off our Twelve Days of Christmas collection with this perfect "Peace on Earth" card. The flower detail on this is absolutely breathtaking.

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Twelve Days of Christmas "Peace on Earth" card by Erica Houghton

Finally, we have a beautiful altered Secret Grden box by Kathy Dedrick. We love her fussy cut photo on this lovely project.

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Secret Garden Altered Box by Kathy Dedrick

 

Thank you to all of you who share on our Ning gallery on a regular basis. We are so inspired by your work. And many thanks to the five designers we shared today! Their work is incredible. Join our Ning community today!

Loving our Ning Community,

Graphic 45

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Sep 26, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Altered Art for All!

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Happy Friday, everyone! We hope you've had an excellent week. We have so enjoyed the beautiful creations this week, and we are continuining with the inspiration today. Solange Marques and Yumi Muraeda have two absolute beauties to share today with By the Sea and Botanical Tea. It's a gorgeous day for some altered art!

But first, who won the contest this week? Our randomly chosen winner is....

-Debra 'Shock' Meyer: Love your Fall stuff! the colors are awesome, the purples so deep, the oranges so pure!

Congratulations, Debra! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. You won the $28 prize pack below. Thanks to everyone who took part this week!

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First, we have stunning By the Sea configuration box from Solange. Take it away, Solange!

"I love projects with marine motifs because when I think of sand, sea, shells, I remember textures and I'm just crazy about them. So I thought about making a box configuration with a lot of texture and adding elements like shells, fishing nets along with the beautiful By the Sea collection." ~Solange

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Supplies List:

By the Sea 12x12 papers: By the Sea, Beachcomber, Set Sail, Splash, My Anchor, Pier 45,
Gathering Shells, Sand and Surf
By the Sea chipboard
By the Sea stickers
Therm-o-web Supertape, icraft adhesive, Foam Squares and Foam Strips .
Others: Acrylic Gesso, Fiber Paste, Crackle Paste, Opaque Flakes, Resine Sand, Natural Sand, spray inks.

Now, we have the most gorgeous altered Botanical Tea birdhouse by Yumi with tags to keep photos and thoughts. She even has a tutorial so you can make your own!

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Yumi's Botanical Tea Birdhouse Video Tutorial


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Download the Botanical Tea Bird House PDF

 Supply List

 3L E-Z Runner
3L Dodz Medium
3L Thin 3D Foam Squares
3L FOAM GARDEN SHAPES
SUPERTAPE 1/4’
ATC Book Boxes
Botanical Tea 8’pad
Botanical Tea Cardstock Stickers
Botanical Tea Alphabet Stickers
Botanical Tea Chipboard tags 2
Botanical Tea Cardstock Banners
Artist Trading Tags
Acrylic board
Limestones
Ribbon
MARTHA STEWART Glitters

Thank you for joining us this lovely Friday. We hope you have a wonderful and creative weekend!

Wishing you a Creative Weekend,

Graphic 45

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Sep 25, 2014 5:00:00 AM

The Spell of the Beautiful Sea

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"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever."
    ~Jacques Yves Coustea

Just because it's autumn here in the Northern Hemisphere doesn't mean that we don't long for the escape of the beautiful sea! The majesty and beauty of the ocean is a constant call for us, and that is a year-round love. Today, we have beautiful creations made by Nadya Lifa and Keri Sallee to store the treasures we find at the ocean, and to store the precious memories. It's going to be a beautiful day here on the blog!

Don't forget our contest this week! This brilliant $28 prize pack with some of our older Halloween collections is up for grabs. Just comment here on the blog or on Facebook to enter. We will announce the winner tomorrow here on the blog on September 26.

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First, we have this amazing By the Sea treasure box by Nadya made with our Book Box Staples. Take it away, Nadya!

"Do you like a stones? Do you like walking on the beach, feeling the breeze and looking at the seafood? Stones, seashells, sand - all part of the sensations that we are taking currently. And sometimes there is a beautiful stone and want to take it with yourself! When I lived near the sea, often found rocks similar to heart, I collected them and kept them in a big box. I think it's a good sign - a stone-heart, do you think? I like to bring memorabilia from the sea and I want to keep them in a Box for Stones! It seems you also find that  put in  that box!)) And this By The Sea Collection is absolutely Perfect to do some Sea-Projects including the albums, miniks, project life, cards and other projects."~Nadya

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Check out How to Decor Sea Book Box for the Stones by Nadya Tana Lifa on Snapguide.  

Nadya's Snapguide Tutorial


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Supply List

Graphic 45 By the Sea 8x8 Pad
Graphic 45 By the Sea Chipboard
Graphic 45  By the Sea Stickers
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key Holes
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Shabby Chic Door Pull
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads
Graphic 45 Book Box
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Bottles
Acrilyc drops
Shells
Glossy Accent Ranger
Ranger Ink Pads
Glue

Now, we love this set of memory-keeping from Keri! This has a great album idea for those beautiful photos. Great idea!

"I was so excited when I found this little distressed crate on clearance at Hobby Lobby for only $2.60. I KNEW I wanted to use it with Graphic 45’s 'By the Sea' collection to make a beach memory chest.


I added loads of goodies to the outside, including seashells that I brought back from Tybee Island in Georgia. I added Graphic 45 Antique Metal Door Pulls to the sides and the top.

The inside contains more shells (because we all bring home a ton, right!?) I also decorated a bottle with more 'By the Sea' to hold a sand souvenir and made an envelope album with plenty of room for journaling all my vacation stories and hold loads of pictures." ~Keri

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Supply List

Graphic 45 “By The Sea” 8x8 Paper
Set Sail
Sand and Surf
Pier 45
Graphic 45 “By the Sea” Chipboard 1
Graphic 45 “By the Sea” Cardstock Stickers
Graphic 45  Antique Metal Door Pulls
Paper Studio Kraft Envelopes
Distressed Crate-Hobby Lobby
Bottle-Canvas Corp
Shells-BEACH!

Thank you for joining us today. We hope you're inspired to take a papercrafting trip to the sea. There, it's always warm, wonderful, and filled with creativity!

Happy Papercrafting,

Graphic 45

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

Sep 24, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Brilliant Ideas to Remember Your Adventures!

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Do you have photos from your recent travels? We know we still have photos from summer travels and day trips we have taken. Need a beautiful idea for these fun photos? We have great ideas for you today to display and show off your travels! Donna Espiritu, Katie Zoey Ho, and Ginger Ropp all share great ideas with Come Away with Me to show off their travel photos.

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The vibrant colors of Come Away with Me and the beautiful sentiments are perfect for your travel pictures. Donna shares a gorgeous mini album that is bursting with pages and pockets for photos and journaling tags to remember those special moments. She even has a Snapguide tutorial so you can create your own.

 "The album is 4 x 6 in size. The spine will depend on how thick your pages will be inside, it can be adjusted according to your preference. But for this particular album I created, the finished project is 4 x 6 x 2 3/4 (spine). Started off by cutting 2 pcs of chipboard for the front and back cover. I covered with brown cardstock and later on adhered patterned paper on each sides. I decorated the inside pages first before adhering it one by one to the spine. Having ample space in between made it easier so have a bit of bulky embellishments placed on each page. But try to alternate for even distribution of "bulk space". I decorated the front cover last, adhering the ribbon first to serve as album closure then adhered the embellishments using foam tape to add dimension to the handmade flowers." ~Donna

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Check out How to Make a Travel-Themed Mini-Album by Donna Espiritu on Snapguide.  

Donna's Snapguide Tutorial


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Donna uses the Cardstock Tags & Pockets so brilliantly in this mini album.


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Supply List

Graphic 45 Come Away with me 12x12 collection
Graphic 45 Come away with me 8x8 collection
Graphic 45 Come away with me ephemera pack
Graphic 45 Come away with me chipboard
Graphic 45 Come away with me stickers
Graphic 45 Come away with me pockets
Graphic 45 Come Away with me banners
Graphic 45 Orante Metal label holder
Graphic 45 Ornate Metal brads
Graphic 45 washi tapes
Sizzix Tim Holtz tattered floral die
Big shot machine
Ribbon
Brown cardstock
Chipboard Distress Ink Antique Linen
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Martha Stewart scoring board
Kaisercraft rhinestones
Embossing tool and foam, water spray
Adhesives (glue, foam tape, double-sided tape)

We love these gorgeous frames from Katie. Perfect to display around the home, on the fridge, and on metal furniture and display boards. What a fun idea! She has a Snapguide tutorial so you can create your own!

"Learn how to make these magnetic travel frames which will make perfect home decors on your fridge, CPU, notice board or anything that’s steel surface that you can place them on… Simple, nice and easy to make… Display them with your photos or any vintage ephemera like what I’ve done here using various Graphic 45 stamps… Have fun!!!" ~Katie

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Check out How to Make Travel Magnetic Frames by Katie Z. on Snapguide.  

Katie's Snapguide Tutorial


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Supply List

Come Away with Me 8” x 8” Paper Pad
Come Away with Me 6” x 6” Patterns & Solids
Come Away with Me Journaling & Ephemera
Curtain Call Cling Stamp 2
Ladies Diary Cling Stamp 2
French Country Cling Stamp 3
Heavy Weight Chipboard
Magnetic Sticker Sheets

Finally, we have this gorgeous album from the mini-master, Ginger! We love this so much. What a stunning album!

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Ginger's YouTube Mini Album Tour

Supply List

Come Away With Me 8x8 Paper Pad
Come Away With Me Tags and Pockets
Come Away With Me 6x6 paper pad
Come Away With Me Chipboard Elements
Graphic 45 Staples Keys
Graphic 45 Staples Ornate Metal Keyholes
Graphic 45 Staples Brads
Chipboard from my stash
Stampin Up Early Espresso Cardstock
Stampin Up Very Vanilla Cardstock
Walnut Stain Distress Ink Tim Holtz
Tim Holtz Jump Ring Brad
Specialty Paper from my stash

Thanks for joining us today. We adore these ideas for our travel photos. Will you try one out?

Your Pals in Paper,

Graphic 45

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