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May 5, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Great Graphic 45 Ideas for Mother's Day!

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We are getting ready for Mother's Day and we wanted to share some projects that we thought would be fabulous inspiration for gifts and handmade cards for your dear mum. G45 Ambassador Clare Charvill and Keri Sallee share two fantastic projects sure to spark your imagination!

First, we have this great desk tidy organizer from Clare. This project is perfect for those G45ers Moms who love darker colors and beautiful handmade organization ideas. Check out this great project using Times Nouveau!

Times Nouveau Desk tidy and Drawer Set by Clare Charvill #Graphic45


Times Nouveau Desk tidy and Drawer Set by Clare Charvill #Graphic45


Times Nouveau Desk tidy and Drawer Set by Clare Charvill #Graphic45


Times Nouveau Desk tidy and Drawer Set by Clare Charvill #Graphic45

Supply List

 
Other Supplies 
2mm Chipboard Sheets
Black card stock 
Black acrylic paint 
Ranger Alcohol Ink - Cranberry 
Black Soot Distress Ink
 
Next, Keri uses Couture to make a truly stunning card! We love this beautiful idea. And it took less than 15 minutes - can't beat that!
 
"I have always loved the color combinations and femininity of the 'Couture' collection. I wanted to whip up a quick card by just layering some paper, butterflies and a few fussy cut flowers. The entire process took me less than 15 minutes thanks for the the 4x6 cut apart cards on the 'Elegant' paper in the Couture Collection. "
 
Great card idea for Mother's Day! "Stunning" Couture card by Keri #graphic45
 
Supply List

G45 Couture 12x12 Papers:
Couture
Classy
Accessorize
Stunning
Elegant
Couture Cardstock Stickers
Metal Butterflies
Stamped Metal Brads

OTHER:

Hot Glue Gun
Canvas Corp: Black Hemp
Embossing Folder: Spellbinders
Die Cut: Sizzix for Stampin’ Up!

 
We are giving away a $33 Steampunk Spells giveaway this week! Check it out here and enter today:
 
 
Thank you for joining us today! What have you made your mother for Mother's Day this year? We can't wait to hear!
 
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

May 4, 2015 5:00:00 AM

A Monday Full of Altered Art!

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We love the amazing altered art filling the blog today! We have two stunning projects from the amazing Nichola Battilana and Donna Espiritu. Stay until the end of the blog for this week's awesome giveaway. It's Monday Funday!

First, we have an incredible piece from Nichola using French Country. Amazing!

"When I was a child my father would often take me all sorts of museums. Perhaps that’s where my love of old dusty things was sparked. I still love visiting those places, pressing my nose against the glass of artifact filled cabinets. I’ve created my own display of neatly presented everyday artifacts, appropriately labeled “Miscellaneous” and embellished with some lovely French Country paper that I’ve been hoarding. I’ve kept things simple here and have been reserved in my adornments, which I think compliments the organization of the bits and bobs inside my little curio." ~Nichola

A French Country curio cabinet by the fabulous Nichola #graphic45


Amazing details in this French Country curio cabinet by the fabulous Nichola. What fun buttons and baubles! #graphic45


A French Country curio cabinet by the fabulous Nichola #graphic45


A French Country curio cabinet by the fabulous Nichola #graphic45


How fun is this French Country curio cabinet by the fabulous Nichola? Display your favorite buttons and baubles with this awesome idea! #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45 FRENCH COUNTRY Rendezvous
Graphic 45 FRENCH COUNTRY Montage
Ornate Metal Keys
Ornate Metal Label Holder
Antique Metal Door Pull
Wooden Box
Misc Items for box (clothes pegs, twine, buttons, small scissors….)

Then, Donna uses our Deluxe Collector's Edition Times Nouveau to make a brilliant altered Mixed Media Box and mini album. This is just smashing!

"Times Nouveau is such a fun and beautiful collection! I love the bold colors and pretty patterns. I created the mini-album with fashionistas in mind. I can picture the mini with some Instagram photos in it. I kept it pretty simple and focused the bulk of embellishments on the box cover. I love how pretty it turned out." ~Donna

A beautiful Times Nouveau mixed media box by Donna. Gorgeous florals and ribbon in this! #graphic45


A beautiful Times Nouveau mixed media box by Donna. Gorgeous florals and ribbon in this! #graphic45


A beautiful Times Nouveau mixed media box by Donna. Gorgeous florals and ribbon in this! #graphic45


A beautiful Times Nouveau mixed media box by Donna. Gorgeous florals and ribbon in this! #graphic45


Awesome album in this beautiful Times Nouveau mixed media box by Donna. Gorgeous florals and ribbon in this! #graphic45


The fabulous mini in this beautiful Times Nouveau mixed media box by Donna. Gorgeous florals and ribbon in this! #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45 Times Nouveau deluxe collection
Graphic 45 staples - ornate brad
Graphic 45 mixed media box
Petaloo blooms
Kaisercraft flowers
Other flowers from my stash
Trims, metallic string
Cameo

Now, how about a giveaway for this week? Seeing Rare Oddities Sneak Peeks put us in the mood for a Steampunk Spells giveaway! Enter below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Who won our National Scrapbook Day blog contest? Our randomly chosen winner is....

-Eileen Barton

Congratulations, Eileen! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize.

Thanks for joining us today! We hope you enjoy these fantastic altered art ideas. See you tomorrow!

Happy Papercrafting,

Graphic 45

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

May 3, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Graphic 45 Presents an April Time to Flourish Cards + Tags Tutorial

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April Time to Flourish Cards and Tags Project Sheets by Gloria! #graphic45

Make April Time to Flourish Cards & Tags with a free project sheet #graphic45

Download the April Time to Flourish Cards & Tags Project Sheet

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

May 2, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Happy National Scrapbook Day from Graphic 45!

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It's National Scrapbook Day! We hope you are spending the day creating something beautiful. Today, we have gorgeous layouts from Romy Veul, Yumi Muraeda, and Ginger Ropp that will fill your day with scrappy inspiration. Romy even has a tutorial you can try today with Home Sweet Home!  Stay until the end of the blog for a great National Scrapbook Day giveaway!

First, we have this beautiful layout and tutorial from Romy using Home Sweet Home! Take a look:

"This photo of my mother and my grandma is very dear to me. They are the most important women in my life and I found that they deserved a special lay-out together. The Home Sweet Home collection was just perfect for this because of its cheery colours, nostalgic patterns and lovely flowers. Needless to say, I had tons of fun making this lay-out." ~Romy

Learn how to make this Home Sweet Home layout with a step-by-step tutorial from Romy #graphic45


Learn how to make this Home Sweet Home layout with a step-by-step tutorial from Romy #graphic45


Learn how to make this Home Sweet Home layout with a step-by-step tutorial from Romy #graphic45

Home Sweet Home Layout Tutorial by Romy

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Step 1:

Take two sheets of paper and punch alongside the edges of one of the sheets. Adhere this sheet onto the other sheet of paper. Take another sheet of paper and cut off some strips of paper from each side. Punch alongside two edges of this sheet and attach it on top of the red gingham paper.

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Step 2:

Cut a rectangle from the “Handmade” paper and ink the edges. Attach it onto the basis of the lay-out.

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Step 3:

Cut out a smaller rectangle from the “Apple Pie” paper, ink the edges and adhere it on top of the red rectangle. After that, cut out four strips of paper from different sheets and add them in the middle of the lay-out.

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Step 4:

Add a doily in the middle of the lay-out. Also cut out two cards from the ‘My Sunshine’ paper and stick these below and on top of the doily.

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Step 5:

Mat your photo on the “Granny’s Quilt” paper. Ink the edges of the mat and attach it on your lay-out with foamtape. Also cut out a small strip from the “Country Life” paper and add this to your lay-out below the photo.

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Step 6:

Cut out one bouquet of poppies from the “Garden Fresh” paper, a quote from the “Apple Pie” paper and a small frame from the “My sunshine” paper. Also cut out six sunflowers with different sizes from the Time to Flourish “August Flourish” sheet.

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Step 7:

Create a cluster with some of the fussy cut elements in the right lower corner. Attach the elements with foamtape to make them stand out more.

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Step 8:

Also create a small cluster of fussy cut elements in the left lower corner.

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Step 9:

Cut out four doilies from the “Granny’s Quilt” paper and also cut out several small elements from other sheets of paper. Attach these elements on top of the cut out doilies and add them to your lay-out.

Learn how to make this Home Sweet Home layout with a step-by-step tutorial from Romy #graphic45

Step 10:

Finish off your lay-out with some adhesive pearls, a resin bird and some journaling.

 Supply List:

Home Sweet Home papers:
Home Sweet Home
Garden Fresh
Country Life
Granny’s Quilt
Apple Pie
Handmade
Farmer’s Market
My Sunshine
Time to Flourish papers:
August Flourish

Yumi has a gorgeous Time to Flourish layout for us today. We adore this!

Lovely Time to Flourish layout by Yumi Muraeda using Time to Flourish! #graphic45


Amazing fussy cut flowers on this lovely Time to Flourish layout by Yumi Muraeda using Time to Flourish! #graphic45


Lovely Time to Flourish layout by Yumi Muraeda using Time to Flourish! #graphic45


Lovely Time to Flourish layout by Yumi Muraeda using Time to Flourish! #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic45 Time to Flourish 12’ pad
Graphic45 Time to Flourish Banners
Graphic45 Time to Flourish Decorative Chipboard
Graphic45 Time to Flourish Decorative Stickers
Graphic45 Time to Flourish Alphabet Sticker

Ginger shares an amazing photo of her husband as a child on this amazing An ABC Primer layout. So fantastic!

"I was super excited when Graphic 45 did a release of their ABC Primer Collection. This is by far one of my favorites! I love the vintage feel of the designs. I found a school picture of my husband when he was in the 4th grade and thought it was the perfect photo for a layout. I matted the photo using solid black cardstock as well as Co’ordinations Gala Gold cardstock. I added some dimensional foam tape to pop up the photo and used one of the Graphic 45 Black ATC tags for a pullout journaling spot. This collection is amazing!" ~Ginger

An Amazing AN ABC Primer Layout by Ginger! Wow! #graphic45


Celebrate National Scrapbook Day with this amazing An ABC Primer layout by Ginger #graphic45

Supply List

ABC Primer 12x12 1-2 Buckle My Shoe
ABC Primer 12x12 Calico Cut - Apart
ABC Primer 12x12 Bedtime Stories
ABC Primer 12x12 Building Blocks
ABC Primer 12x12 Grammar School

Graphic 45 Staples Black ATC Tag
Core'dinations Cardstock Gala Gold
Recollections Cardstock Black
Burlap Paper - Stash
Buttons - Stash
May Arts Gold Ribbon
May Arts  Chunky Jute Twine
Dimensional Foam Tape
Stampin Up Star Framelit Die
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Walnut Stain

Now, who wants to win a prize pack in honor of National Scrapbook Day? What about a $55 prize pack of Artisan Style? Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to win! We will announce the winner on Monday, May 4 right here on the blog. Enter now!

Artisan Style $55 Prize Pack -1

 

Thanks for joining us today! We hope you spend the day cropping away!

Happy National Scrapbook Day,

The G45 Family

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

May 1, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Get Ready for National Scrapbook Day with Graphic 45

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Thank you for joining us yesterday and for all your kind words about the Sneak Peeks and 2015 Design Team! We are so excited. We're also gearing up for another exciting day tomorrow - National Scrapbook Day which is tomorrow, May 2! Do you have exciting cropping plans? We hope so! Today, we are sharing some fabulous projects from Keri Sallee, Katie Zoey Ho, and Romy Veul.

Before we jump in, let's see who won the last four Sneak Peek prize packs of Rare Oddities! Our randomly chosen winners are....

From the Blog:

-Jill Michaels: I'm loving Rare Oddities! I missed out on steampunk spells...I must get this to make an apothecary for my DIL!!!

-Heather Isaacs: great new collection!

From Facebook:

-Winona Summitt: THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL COLLECTION YOU MAKE SUCH GREAT PRODUCTS!!

 

-Trish Tokar: love rare oddities!!

 

Congratulations, winners! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Thanks for joining us for the Sneak Peek fun, G45ers!

First, we have this amazing Home Sweet Home layout by Keri. We love the sweet inspiration behind it:

"I love my home. To me...it is definitely, “Home Sweet Home” and when I started reading all of the sweet phrases on the “Home Sweet Home” collection, I knew I wanted to do a layout about the person that make my house truly a home...by husband.

Since I only had paper to work with, I created my embellishments by fussy cutting flowers, phrases and parts of the “quilt” patterns. I layered them over my photo so much that you can no longer tell that it is just a 4x6 picture. I wanted to picture to blend in to the layout and become one with the collection." ~Keri

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Supply List

Home Sweet Home Collection (12x12)
Apple Pie
Garden Fresh
Granny’s Quilt
My Sunshine
Home Sweet Home
Handmade
Country Life
Other Supplies:
Adhesive:
Beacon

Next, we have this perfect pet layout from the amazing Katie. Love this using Raining Cats & Dogs!

"Created this layout for my friend, featuring her cat by the name of Horlicks. It’s a “he” and he’s one cool cat." ~Katie

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Katie used Raining Cats & Dogs for this great layout!

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Supply List

Raining Cats and Dogs Banners
Raining Cats and Dogs Papers (Raining Cats and Dogs, Cat Meow, Playful Pals, Pitter-Patter, Well Bred)
Raining Cats and Dogs Decorative Chipboard
Raining Cats and Dogs Stickers

Romy has a stunning layout to close out today's amazing day full of layouts. What a perfect LO using An ABC Primer!

"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

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Supply List:

An ABC Primer Deluxe Collector’s Edition Kit

Want more layout inspiration? Check out our Scrapbook Layouts Pinterest Board! So many great ideas!

Follow Graphic 45®'s board Graphic 45 Scrapbook Layouts on Pinterest.

Tomorrow, we'll have some more special layout shares and a contest for National Scrapbook Day! So, make sure to join us.

Happy Scrappin',

The G45 Family

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