unique papercrafting graphic 45

Feb 26, 2017 5:00:00 AM

A Splendid Stamp Tutorial with Lena!

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All of our collections come with a stamp set, but often times you may need ideas on how to use these stamps. Well, Lena Astafeva has a genius stamp tutorial for us this Sunday! You will love her techniques with watercolors and Children's Hour stamps! You'll definitely want to try it.

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"I love to use stamps Graphic 45. I often combine stamps and watercolor paints.

Work with the stamps is very exciting. So every month I will show books with stamps." ~Lena

 

Lena's Stamp Tutorial Video

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Supply List :

Children's Hour 8x8 Pad
Children's Hour Cling Stamp 2
Children's Hour Cling Stamp 1
Watercolor

What a great idea for how to use your stamps! Thanks so much, Lena! Have a fabulous Sunday, G45ers!

Happy Stamping,

The G45 Family

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

Feb 25, 2017 5:00:00 AM

Graphic 45 Presents an Enchanted Forest 6-Card Set Project Sheet

  Enchanted Forest Collection

It's a perfect Saturday for card-making! Make these 6 cards with the wonderful Enchanted Forest. Each card is filled with fairies, knights, princesses and more! You'll love this great printable project sheet. 

Enchanted Forest Card Set

Download our Enchanted Forest 6-Card Set Project Sheet

We hope you try this great tutorial! Enjoy creating, G45ers!

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

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

Feb 24, 2017 5:00:00 AM

Words to Craft By with Graphic 45!

  Destiny framed Quote, Portrait of a Lady, By Magda Cortez, Product of Graphic 45, Photo 04 of 05

Magda Cortez and Marina BlauKitchen share wonderful projects with us inspired by their favorite quotes. You will love the ideas and tips they give you below. It's going to be a great Friday! Let's see Magda's project first: 

Destiny framed Quote, Portrait of a Lady, By Magda Cortez, Product of Graphic 45, Photo 04 of 05

"Hi All… Destiny! Decisions Determine Destiny.. True! That’s one of my favorite quotes and the one I like for my Scrapbooking journey.. The more decisions I take the most determined I am to  make my dreams come true.. Destiny is the unknown but I think some times we can change it if we wanted.. Determination is the key! So this is today my lovely quote I framed with the beautiful Paper Portrait of a Lady.. the roses give to my quote the elegance I wanted to the frame.. I got this quote at Creativation last month and I think that was the one I wanted to use for my assignment.. I love gold and it was perfect for the idea I had.. what do you think? Decisions Determine Destiny?"

XOXO – Magda Cortez

Destiny framed Quote, Portrait of a Lady, By Magda Cortez, Product of Graphic 45, Photo 04 of 05

Tip: To glue paper to glass or metal use Gem Adhesive.. it bonds embellishments to many surfaces including glass, metal or fabric and it dries clear!

Destiny framed Quote, Portrait of a Lady, By Magda Cortez, Product of Graphic 45, Photo 04 of 05


Destiny framed Quote, Portrait of a Lady, By Magda Cortez, Product of Graphic 45, Photo 04 of 05


Destiny framed Quote, Portrait of a Lady, By Magda Cortez, Product of Graphic 45, Photo 04 of 05

Supply List:

Portrait of a Lady 12x12 Paper Collection
Petaloo Flowers
White Frame
Quote made with Minc Gold Foil
Embellishments from my stash

Marina BlauKitchen reminds us we're never too old for fairy tales with this amazing altered frame!

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"Love frames to exhibit my photos and my favorites quotes too! Choose yours and make it combining with fussy cut paper relative to your quote. It’s very funny and decorative for your walls.

This one reminds me not to forget that we all have a child inside no matter how old you are." ~Marina BlauKitchen


Check out How to Decorate a Wall Frame With a Quote by Marina Blaukitchen on Snapguide.

Marina's Snapguide Tutorial

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Tip: Try some backgrounds until you get one that looks nice and at the same time allows you to easily read the quote.

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Tip: Fussy cut the paper and adapt it to the size of your frame making some layers as if they climbed one or more of their sides.

Hanging quote Enchanted Forest Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 3

Supply List

4501338 Enchanted Forest
#4501339 Enchanted Forest Sumptuous Floral
#4501341 Enchanted Forest Exquisite Epoch
#4501343 Enchanted Forest Brilliant Gem
#4501344 Enchanted Forest Gallant Knight
#4501345 Enchanted Forest Medieval Splendor
#4501350 Enchanted Forest Chipboard 2
A wooden frame

Now, let's announce this week's winner! Our randomly chosen winner is...

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Congratulations, Vickie! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Thanks to everyone who took part!

Proper Gentleman 12x12, 8x8, Staples Graphic 45 Prize

Thank you for joining us for another great week on the blog! Join us tomorrow when we share a great project sheet. Then, Sunday, we have a special stamp tutorial. You won't want to miss it! See you then.

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

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

Feb 23, 2017 5:00:00 AM

Creativity is Contagious with Graphic 45!

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Creativity is contagious so we want to pass it on to you, our G45ers, today! Maggi Harding and Pam Bray share two fabulous projects inspired by quotes they love. This is perfect inspiration for our #Words2CraftBy Challenge! Look at this gorgeous canvas from Maggi:

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"Today I'm sharing a canvas I made from the new Midnight Masquerade collection to hang in my studio. I love sharing my art with others and I hope that I inspire you, so I find this to be a perfect quote, "Creativity is Contagious, Pass it On."  

I fussy cut a lot of pieces for this canvas and used a lot of foam to pop up the pieces.  Instead of using commercial flowers, I fussy cut some of the great flowers in this collection to use as embellishments." ~Maggi

 

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Tip:  Pull out your Stickles and add some sparkle to your project.  Midnight Masquerade is the perfect collection for this.  I added little dabs of Stickles in the flower centers.  Too bad the camera doesn't pick up that sparkle but its there and it's a great subtle enhancement.

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Canvas, Midnight Masquerade, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (3)


Canvas, Midnight Masquerade, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (3)

Supply List

Graphic 45 Midnight Masquerade Collection 12 x 12:
Midnight Masquerade
Music Makers
Deliciously Decadent
Romantic Rendezvous
Irresistible Intrique
Other Supplies:
Creative Embellishments Creativity Quote
EK Success Fleur de Lis border punch
Stickles - crystal, star dust, yellow, tropical tangerine
Stampendous Shabby white embossing enamel
Lindy's Fiddlehead Fern Green embossing powder

Pam creates a fabulous project using Nature Sketchbook. She even has a tutorial for you below!

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“'Every Moment You Create A Memory'….this is a motto that was laid on my heart when our son got married and was working all the time. I had to remind him that he was missing out on so many moments, so many memories because he was so busy making a living he forgot to make a life. A life filled with quiet times and times with his family and friends. Moments come and go quick but always remember they always will leave you with a memory!” ~Pam

Check out How to Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook Frame by Pam Bray on Snapguide.

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Tip: Giving titles to your project that are arched is a clever way to title you projects.

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Tip: Adhere pretty pieces of pattern paper scraps behind chipboard pieces helps to create layers on projects.

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Tip: Using your own handwriting on a project not only adds a nice touch but it will also be a lasting memory.

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Supply List

Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook 12 x 12 Papercrafting Pad
Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook 12 x 12 Pattern & Solids Papercrafting Pad
Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook Journaling & Epherema
Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook Journaling Chipboard
Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook Decorative Chipboard
Graphic 45 12 x 12 Matchbox Box
Graphic 45 Metal Label Holders
Graphic 45 Metal Clothespins
Graphic 45 Metal Door Plates & Knobs
Other Supplies:
Burlap Doily
Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Art Deco Border & Corners
Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Victoria Corners
Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Scribbled Frames & Lines
Sizzix Typo Lower Letters Minuscule
Scallop Border Punch
Petaloo Flowers
Xyron Adhesive
Pop Dots
Scotch Quick Dry

This week we are giving away an amazing prize pack filled with our retired collection A Proper Gentleman!  Also, it has some great Tag Staples and Stamped Metal Brads. Who wants to win? Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to take part! This is a super fun prize pack, so make sure to enter today!

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Have you entered our #Words2CraftBy Challenge yet? We hope you will before the month ends - create from what inspires you!

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

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

Feb 22, 2017 5:00:00 AM

A Brooch and Earrings with Graphic 45!

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We love when our designers create unique projects with G45 - like gorgeous jewelry! Elena Olinevich and Alexandra Morein share amazing ideas including an altered jewelry box, brooch, earrings, and pendant. You will want to wear your Graphic 45 just like these amazing artists! Let's see Elena's brooch and box:

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"I have discovered a world of jewelry for myself  not recently. Normally I do not wear any jewelry, but I adore wearing long earings. However I discovered the new jewelry designers and even made some purchases. Several years ago I tried making the beads jewelry, it was a relaxing process. Actually I have never thought of making something from the papers.

But you know what, it is such a fun idea to mix the materials and to create something unique.

Initially I didn’t know exactly what I would like to create, and even some brainstorming didn’t help. But I knew for sure that I need to use Steampunk Debutante for my project. I never had any jewelry of this style.

But then I stumbled on the image of a mannequin with the wings and it has been determined quite fast what I need to create.

I combined fabric and metal flowers in my brooch. I wanted to add a feminine touch to it as well.

However I always imagine that every jewelry piece needs to have a separate case for it.

So I made a box for my brooch from the ATC box.

I covered it with the DIY Craft Papers.

I am sharing some tips on how better to cover the box with the paper. You can check my video tutorial for them.

So what I would suggest to all crafters is to start thinking outside the box, and try to imagine what would made you to be a star and to has your own signature at the same time - jewelry, this is the answer."

 

Elena's Steampunk Box Video Tutorial

 

 Elena's Vintage Brooch Video Tutorial


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Jewelry Brooch, Steampank Debutante, by Elena Olinevich, product by Graphic45, photo2a


Jewelry Brooch, Steampank Debutante, by Elena Olinevich, product by Graphic45, photo2a

Jewelry Brooch, Steampank Debutante, by Elena Olinevich, product by Graphic45, photo2a
Jewelry Brooch, Steampank Debutante, by Elena Olinevich, product by Graphic45, photo2a

Jewelry Brooch, Steampank Debutante, by Elena Olinevich, product by Graphic45, photo2a
Jewelry Brooch, Steampank Debutante, by Elena Olinevich, product by Graphic45, photo2a




Jewelry Brooch, Steampank Debutante, by Elena Olinevich, product by Graphic45, photo2a


Jewelry Brooch, Steampank Debutante, by Elena Olinevich, product by Graphic45, photo2a



Jewelry Brooch, Steampank Debutante, by Elena Olinevich, product by Graphic45, photo2a


Jewelry Brooch, Steampank Debutante, by Elena Olinevich, product by Graphic45, photo2a

Supply List

Steampunk Debutante DCE
Mixed Media 5x5 Box Craft
DIY Craft Paper Architecture & Alphabet
Shabby Chic Metal Door Plates & knobs
Shabby Chic Metal Clock Keys
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads
Prima Marketing Flower and Metal Embellishments
Heavy Body gel
Microbeads
Heat  Glue Gun

We adore these clever and lovely paper earrings from Alexandra using Nature Sketchbook:

Paper Earrings, Nature Sketchbook, Project by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 4

"Paper is a truly amazing and versatile product. We are used to create cards and mini albums with it, but today I want to share something different.

Being on the Graphic 45 design  team is very challenging and once I’ve read the assignment for the current month, I was worries that I cannot make it ☺ But then as usual, you start to work on various ideas in your head, and finally come up with something.

I got the inspiration for making these paper earring from the internet. The technique is pretty basic and very similar to quilling. You roll paper strips to form a circle and then you just push it out from the middle as far as you want, in order to get a desired shape.

In the same way and provided that you make you circles large enough, you can create bowls, fancy shaped boxes, unique party embellishments, home décor items and so on.

The cut outs that I used on the earring are really tiny, since the size of each earring is about 1 3/8” in height. The butterflies and the flowers from the Nature Sketchbook were perfect for this project.

I also managed to create a keychain from the tiny leftovers and a memory frame by Inkessentials." ~Alexandra


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Paper Earrings, Nature Sketchbook, Project by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 4


Paper Earrings, Nature Sketchbook, Project by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 4


Paper Earrings, Nature Sketchbook, Project by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 4


Paper Earrings, Nature Sketchbook, Project by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 4


Paper Earrings, Nature Sketchbook, Project by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 4


Paper Earrings, Nature Sketchbook, Project by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 4


Paper Earrings, Nature Sketchbook, Project by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 4


Paper Earrings, Nature Sketchbook, Project by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 4

 Supply List

Nature Sketchbook - Diary of a Botanist
Nature Sketchbook - Flora Fascination
Nature Sketchbook - Beautiful World

This week we are giving away an amazing prize pack filled with our retired collection A Proper Gentleman!  Also, it has some great Tag Staples and Stamped Metal Brads. Who wants to win? Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to take part! This is a super fun prize pack, so make sure to enter today!

(2%2F2%2F not claimed) Proper Gentleman 12x12, 8x8, Staples Graphic 45 Prize

Have you ever thought of creating jewelry with your favorite paper or Staples? 

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

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