Welcome to the blog this Monday! We have teamed up with our amazing friends over at Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L for a fantastic blog hop! This is going to be one fantastic week full of absolutely incredible projects from our Graphic 45 Design Team and the wonderful Scrapbook Adhesives Design Team. There will be giveaways, there will be great ideas, there may even be some tutorials...All in all, there are lots of things to be excited about this week. Below, you will find all the links to hop along with our designers. So, let's get to the fun!
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Who loves a giveaway? We know we do! This week this beautiful Come Away with Me prize package with some Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares are up for grabs. All you need to do is follow along with the links of the blog hop and comment on each of the blogs to be entered to win. We will choose a winner and announce that winner this following Monday, August 4, so that everyone has a chance to follow along with the blog hop. How fun is that?
We have had such a fun week celebrating the possibility of the full spectrum of our signature series of G45 colors! We are going to leave you with some real inspiration for this last day of the G45 Color Challenge! Annette Green has a beautiful An Eerie Tale mini album and tutorial. Keri Sallee shares the most beautiful Steampunk Spells house with a Snapguide tutorial. Then, Lori Williams rounds out this week with a fantastic card using An Eerie Tale. What a fun Friday!
Who won our contest this week?? We know you all want to know! Our randomly chosen winner is....
-Shirley Babbit: Wow, wow, wow!!
Congratulations, Shirley! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize. Thanks to everyone who took part in this week's contest! Join us next week for another chance to win.
Thanks to everyone who joined us at the Sierra Pacific Trade Show! We had such a great time seeing our store owners and the other great companies in this fun industry. We had a fun class, Make n' Takes, and more. Here are some fun photos from the booth this past week in Salt Lake City, Utah!
The lovely Charee and Aimee Filimoehala showing off Time to Celebrate.
Our amazing Meggan Howell from our customer service team led the fun Make n' Takes at our booth! Also, isn't our newest G45er Gus a real cutie?
Thanks so much for joining us in Utah! What a fun week.
Now, it's time for the G45 Color Challenge! Here are the colors from our Signature Series of Core'dinations Cardstock. We asked our designers to choose three colors to inspire a project. As we've seen this week, the results have been outstanding! Try the G45 Color Challenge when inspiration just won't strike.
Annette chose Tuscan Sunset, Photogenic, and Antique Moss for her project. We love this mini and the tutorial that goes with it!
"I love Halloween and can’t wait to start my Halloween projects with An Eerie Tale, however when I saw the beautiful floral page (Enchantment) and the patterns on the backside of some of the papers, I just had to make a pretty floral mini album right away. This little mini is quick, easy and unique with it’s many pockets and tags. I love that the paper is so versatile that it can be used for “anytime” projects in addition to Fall and Halloween. (Note: For those who watch the video, I apologize for the volume fluctuations. Be sure to adjust the volume slider to hear it best.)"~Annette
Hampton Art stamp sets: French Country 2 (ICO216) and Butterfly Specifics (ICO279)
Petalloo flowers, green & orange
⅝” wide cream ribbon, May Arts
Various ribbons, lace and black waxed twine
Corner rounder punch
Brown ink for edge-distressing
Black ink for stamping
Mercury Glass Stickles for shimmery highlights
Keri shows that it doesn't have to just be three colors - get inspired by four or five! She chose Bon Voyage, Tuscan Sunset, Dark Cashmere, and Photogenic for this amazing project!
"When we were asked to pick 3 colors from Graphic 45’s Core’dinations colors, I was immediately drawn to Bon Voyage, a yummy dark aqua/teal color. There were so many color combinations that would be amazing, so I decided to look through my G45 collections until that color YELLED out at me. And let me tell you….nothing shouted louder than Steampunk Spells. It is one of my all time favorite collections and I love the color combo of the aquas and oranges.
My inspiration colors are:
Photogenic (Because you can’t do steampunk without brown and black, right?!)
My project was inspired by my love of upcycling things (and my slight tendency to be a little cheap! LOL) File folders are are readily available and so inexpensive, so they were a perfect thing for me to try to alter." ~Keri
Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Walnut Stain & Peacock Feathers
7Gypsies Antique Gold Hook
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Paper Studio Pop Dots
Canvas Corp Jute
Manilla File Folder
Lori chose a rich color palette for her wonderful card: Photogenic, Bordeaux, and Antique Moss.
"I always love a challenge and this color combo sure was fun. I chose Photogenic, Bordeaux and Antique Moss which just happened to scream 'Please use Eerie Tale'. I adore the elegance of the Eerie Tale while it gives a hint of creepy, but that’s the magic of it, right? The pumpkin on the front has been fussy cut and gives an extra little pop. However, my favorite of the card is the picture of the beauty with the....well beast. My heart goes out to the beast more than anything revealing I’m really a child at heart and I love a good fairy tale just like any other girl." ~Lori
It's Day Four of the G45 Color Challenge, and we are loving seeing these amazing projects from our Design Team. Today's projects will just make your week. Tati Scrap shares the most beautiful card that follows a beautiful spectrum of colors. Then, Rhea Freitag shares a Steampunk Spells canvas that will make you feel you can fly! Nadya Lifa then shares a stunning layout that truly just shows how much three colors can pop.
Before we share their projects, don't forget to comment on our blog or Facebook to win this great prize pack with Place in Time and An ABC Primer chipboard! The winner will be announced here tomorrow. Have fun!
Here are the colors we gave each of our Design Team members to use as inspiration, and they chose three to influence their project. If you want to try it, choose three yourself!
Tati Scrap was inspired by these three colors: Heritage Kraft, Creme Brulee, and Spring Green. We just love how she so creatively uses her color as inspiration!
"I have realised this card having inspired me by the degradation of colors and using different collections." ~Tati
Core'dinations Signature Series Graphic 45 Darks : Heritage Krafts Core'dinations Signature Series Graphic 45 Lights: Creme Brulee Spring Green Graphic 45 Paper Collections: On the Boardwalk Kraft Reflections Collection Couture Olde Curiosity Shoppe Steampunk Debutante
Next, Rhea shares the most brilliant canvas using Steampunk Spells and her three colors: Tuscan Sunset, Bon Voyage, and Heritage Kraft. She even has a tutorial on how to make those beautiful flowers! Try it out!
"For this little altered project I started off by framing out my chipboard focal with lots of layering mattes from the Steampunk Spells 8x8 and Steampunk Spells Patters and solids. In order to blend my papery layers into the canvas, I used a sheet of the tissue wrap along with lots of matte medium. I also added tissue tape outside the edges with the matte medium. After it was dry, I rubbed gilders paste onto the edges, pulling out all kinds of delicious textures. Then I started to add my dimensional elements: flowers, Graphic 45 Staples and more chipboard pieces. If you want to see how I created those fun flowers, I put together a step by step for you on Snapguide! Cheers, Rhea."
Nadya truly stays with her brilliant color palette to create such a dynamic layout. She chose the three colors Creme Brulee, Bon Voyage, and Photogenic.
"I'm a big fan of vintage style and I love to be photographed in this style. Graphic 45 paper captures the spirit of antiquity, that you want more and more photo and more layouts to do some peace of heart & art! I wanted to make this page such as if it a sheet of old fashion magazine.
To create a page you need five sheets of paper in two colors: in black and in blue. Put themselve on each other to have interesting effect! After it you need to layering. It`s so Funny!!! You will have perfect project with Couture collection!" ~Nadya
Many thanks to Tati Scrap, Rhea, and Nadya for their amazing work. Thanks for joining us for the G45 Color Challenge! Join us tomorrow to see who won the blog contest and for our final day of this fun challenge.
Have you enjoyed the Color Challenge this week? We have had such a good time sharing the creativity of our Design Team when you just start with three simple colors. Has this inspired you to start a project with some of your favorite colors? What a fun way to get the creativity flowing. Today, we have three projects that will knock your socks off! First, we have an amazing collage by Ginny Nemchak. We'll then get to see the amazing layout design of Romy Veul. Solange Marques will close out the day with the most amazing piece of altered art. Thanks for joining us for Day 3 of the G45 Color Challenge!
Below are the colors we asked our designers to choose from, and from there they dreamed up the most beautiful creations!
We love the immaculate style of Romy. She chose such a lovely color palette for her gorgeous An Eerie Tale layout: Heritage Kraft, Spring Green, and Sweet Apricot.
"I was inspired by three beautiful colours from the Core’dinations cardstock colours: ‘Heritage Kraft’, ‘Sweet Apricot’ and ‘Spring Green’, which are all part of the gorgeous “An Eerie Tale” collection. I really loved the grid pattern on the “Magic Spell” paper and cut it out to use it as a background for my lay-out. I also cut out several flowers, an owl, a girl and a couple of other beautiful images to match my photo. " ~Romy
Solange shares the most beautiful project using Coutureand her three colors: Bon Voyage, Photogenic, and Tuscan Sunset.
"For this assignment, we should choose three cardstock colors to use on the project. I chose Bon Voyage, Tuscan Sunset and Photogenic. These colors are present in Couture collection. Thise collection have papers that inspired me to do something Involving fashion, sewing, then I thought to make a sewing box.
On the top I used some elements such as scissors, tape measure and needle. I glued down these elements and I applied a little of acrylic gesso on Them. I glued some figures in relief on the side of the box. I used three colors to do this project: Bon Voyage, Tuscan Sunset and Photogenic." ~Solange
Welcome to another day of the Graphic 45 Color Challenge! We have three more amazing projects for you today. Two of them use the same color palette, and it's so much fun to see how a designer can take the same three colors and create something completely unique and beautiful. Nichola shares some amazing Mother Goose jewel jars. Then, we have a layout from Donna that is simply stunning.Andrew Roberts creates dazzling journaling blocks.It's going to be a terrific Tuesday!
Have you been inspired to take the G45 Color Challenge? If you want to join in the fun, just choose three of the colors below from our Signature Series Core'dinations Cardstock and use it as the inspiration for your next project. If you do take part, please share on our Facebook page, we love to see your projects!
We love her jewel jars using the Mother Goose collection. What a fun idea!
"The annual fun fair at my son’s school is fast approaching. This year his class was asked to donate “Jewel Jars” as prizes. These little jars are packed with goodies of all sorts like candy, school supplies, and small toys. Using Core'dinations Lemon Chiffon, Spring Green and Robin’s Egg in combination with Graphic 45’s Mother Goose collection I’ve spruced up some inexpensive plastic jars. I’ve gone easy on the embellishments, making them a quick fun project that will appeal to little prize winners at the school… but you could absolutely run with the concept for bridal showers, or party favours and decorate to your hearts content!" ~Nichola
Andrew used the same three colors to create a brilliant project. Read all about it below!
"One of my favorite papercrafting projects is constructing or altering boxes. I look at pinterest often enjoying the many varied altered projects. This style of project gives me the chance to be simple or detailed and has an eclectic range of ideas. graphic 45 papers are perfect for the altering process. you can use a single collection or merge collections together.
Tip: Creating a shadow box effect allows for a lot of detail in a small part of the project." ~Andrew