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Oct 22, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Great Ideas for Halloween with Graphic 45

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Halloween is around the corner! My goodness, October flies fast. We hope it's been filled with fun, pumpkins, and delicious treats. Today, our designers have treats in store for you! We have inspiration for Halloween, cardmaking, and autumn home decor! Ginny Nemchak, Lori Williams, and Tati Scrap will make you want to run to the craft room this Wednesday!

First, we have this beautiful ATC wreath from the amazing Ginny. Her use of ribbon and our new black Artist Trading tags create the most amazing look for Halloween! We adore this An Eerie Tale project.

 

Halloween ATC Tag Wreath 1


Halloween ATC Tag Wreath 1


Halloween ATC Tag Wreath 1

Love Ginny's individual ATCs! This wreath is just covered with one-of-a-kind creations!


Halloween ATC Tag Wreath 1


Halloween ATC Tag Wreath 1

Supply List

Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale~ Enchantment
Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale~Wicked Whimsey
Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale~You Bewitch Me
Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale~Fanciful Fable
Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale~Tags and Pockets
Graphic 45~An Eerie Tale Stickers
Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale~Decorative Chipboard
Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale~Journaling Chipboard
Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells~Chipboard 1
Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells~Tags and Pockets
Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells~Tick-Tock
Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells~ Beware
Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs~Pitter Patter
Graphic 45 Staples~Artist Trading Tags
Graphic 45 Staples~Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key Holes
Graphic 45 Times Nouveau Polka Dots
Petaloo Flowers
Rhinestone Ribbon
Felt Doilies
Striped Ribbon
Really Reasonable Ribbon Mulberry Flowers
Black and White Twine
Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Ink

We adore this gorgeous An Eerie Tale card from Lori! Take it away, Lori:

"Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and nobody pulls off vintage Halloween like Graphic 45. The Eerie Tale collection is beautifully creepy...and I adore using it. I framed the wicked old witch chatting with the enchanted tree on the front with some of the coordinating chipboard and added layers and layers with lots of foam tape. I’m not sure who will be the lucky or should I say unlucky recipient of this eerie card."~Lori

Graphic 45 Eerie Tale Halloween Card Lori Williams


Graphic 45 Eerie Tale Halloween Card Lori Williams


Graphic 45 Eerie Tale Halloween Card Lori Williams


Graphic 45 Eerie Tale Halloween Card Lori Williams

Supply List

12 x 12 Eerie Tale
Fanciful Fable
Unsolved Mystery
Enchantment
Grand Illusion
Eerie Tale Chipboard 1
Eerie Tale Flowers
Eerie Tale Chipboard 2
Other Products Used:
May Arts Ribbon
Foam Tape

We this this wall hanging by Tati Scrap using An Eerie Tale is such a beautiful way to use this collection. We love the lighter, autumn colors. What a perfect addition to your home - Tati even has a Snapguide tutorial so you can try your own!

“I have made wall hang to give  the welcome of the Autumn to my home”~Tati Scrap

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Check out How to Create Autumn Home Decor by Tati Scrap on Snapguide.  

Tati's Snapguide Tutorial


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Supply List:

An Eerie Tale 8x8 papers:
You Bewitch Me

Magic Spell

An Eerie Tale Flowers

An Eerie Tale Decorative Chipboard

An Eerie Tale Alphabet Stickers

An Eerie Tale Banners

Stamped Metal Brads

A piece of Chipboard
A piece of ribbon
Window die for Sizzix
Butterflies from Botanicabella collection Graphic45 Paper

Wow, this gets us in the Halloween mood! Do you love these projects? Many thanks to Ginny, Lori, and Tati Scrap! Have a wonderful Wednesday, G45ers!

Happy Papercrafting,

Graphic 45

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

Oct 21, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Two Tutorials to Make Memories with Mother Goose

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Have you used the beautiful Mother Goose? Today, Nadya Lifa and Romy Veul show you brilliant ideas to wow with this amazing collection. Mother Goose is perfect for kids' projects with vibrant colors, our Design Team shows you how to wow with this beautiful set. 

Do you share your designs on our Facebook page? We love when you share your creations with us. It makes our day! Today, we want to show you this wonderful Mother Goose gift bag that fits in perfectly with the theme of the blog today! This is a great idea from Karien van der Westhuizen‎. What a perfect idea for a friend who is having a baby soon!

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By Karien van der Westhuizen‎

 

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Let's get to more Mother Goose inspiration! Nadya has this stunning Mother Goose backpack and mini album that she created with inspiration for Back to School. This is an amazing project that she provides a tutorial for! Love this. 

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Check out How to Create a School Backpack Album With G45 Collection by Nadya Tana Lifa on Snapguide.  

Nadya's Snapguide Tutorial


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1 mother goose album


1 mother goose album

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Supply List

Graphic 45 Mother Goose 12x12 Pad
Graphic 45 Mother Goose 8x8 Pad
Graphic 45 Mother Goose 6x6 Patterns & Solids Pad
Graphic 45 Mother Goose Banners
Graphic 45 Mother Goose Tags & Pockets
Graphic 45 Mother Goose Flowers
Graphic 45 Mother Goose Chipboard Die-cuts 2
Graphic 45 Mother Goose Stickers
Graphic 45 Mother Goose Alphabet Stickers
Graphic 45 Mother Goose Chipboard Die-cuts 1
Petaloo Flowers
Ranger Glossy Accent
Fabric
Glue

Next, we have this beautiful Mother Goose card made with just 5 supplies! Romy shows you how. Take it away, Romy!

"One of the things I love about Graphic 45’s paper pads is the fact that they allow you to make a card or a mini album without having to buy many other items from the same collection. The paper pad is actually all you need to make something pretty. I used the Mother Goose 8x8 Pad to make this card and included 4 other items as well. I still have quite a lot of all these items left over, so this short supply list would be enough to make at least 5-6 cards like the one I made." ~Romy

Mother Goose card + watermark


Mother Goose card + watermark


Mother Goose card + watermark

Romy's Mother Goose Card Tutorial

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Step 1:

Trim a piece of white cardstock at 4.5 x 11” and fold it. Cut out three rectangles from three different sheets of the 8x8 paper pad. Ink the edges and layer them on top of the white cardstock card base.

Mother Goose step 2

 

Step 2:

Take one of the cardstock die-cuts and attach it in the middle of the card.

Mother Goose step 3

Step 3:

Cut out a card from the “Little Boy Blue” sheet in the 8x8 paper pad. Ink the edges and stick it in the middle of the card.

Mother Goose step 4

 

Step 4:

Cut out a couple of flowers from the Ring Around The Rosies sheet and adhere them onto the card with foamtape. Also add two chipboard stars. Then cut out four small stars from the “Little Boy Blue” paper and position them in the corners of the card.

Mother Goose step 5

Step 5:

Adhere a chipboard die-cut in the middle of the card with foamtape. Cut out two more red flowers and attach them in the corners of the chipboard die-cut.

Mother Goose step 6

 

Step 6:

Finally, cut out the baby crib from the 8x8 “Little Boy Blue” paper and attach it below the chipboard title. Further decorate the card with a few more fussy cut flowers.

Mother Goose card + watermark
 

Supply List:

Mother Goose 8x8 Pad
Mother Goose Ring Around The Rosies
Mother Goose Little Boy Blue
Mother Goose Tags & Pockets
Mother Goose Chipboard Die-Cuts 1

Thank you for joining us today, G45ers. What have you created with Mother Goose? We can't wait to see your creations!

Happy Papercrafting,

Graphic 45

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

Oct 20, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Boo-tiful Projects for Halloween + 1 Autumn Tutorial!

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Happy Monday, G45ers! How are you this fine day? We have some exciting autumn projects for you to inspire your week. We know this is a fun time to fill your home with handmade treasures, so we have great ideas for you today from Donna Espiritu and Nichola Battilana. Nichola has a great tutorial to share as well. How fun!

How about a new contest today? We have this wonderful Come Away with Me prize pack worth $35 for you to win this week. All you have to do is comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to win! So fun!

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First, enjoy this boo-tiful piece of home decor by Donna using An Eerie Tale! Amazing!

"Simple halloween paper decor you can whip up in just minutes. I played around embellishing the word BOO using cutouts from a paper from An Eerie Tale. I made the stand out of thick folded strip of paper and adhered the word BOO on a piece of banner style background.Nice piece to add to your Halloween decors." ~Donna

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Supply List:
Graphic An Eerie Tale 45 8x8, 12x12 papers
Georgia Pacific cardstock (A4) - "Boo"
Stickles
Beacon Adhesives (glue)
Thermo-web adhesives (foam tape, dots)

Next, we have this beautiful door sign and tutorial from Nichola. She shows you how to use an assortment of Graphic 45 collections to make a stunning piece!

"I’ve used two different Graphic 45 collections for my fall “Welcome” door signs, Couture and 12 Day’s of Christmas. I really wanted to demonstrate the vercitility of Graphic 45’s designs and colour pallet and encourage you to think outside the box. Do not be bound by the ‘theme’ of a paper line! Don’t be afraid to pull out that Christmas paper in August." ~Nichola

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G45_NBattilana_FallWelcomeSign1of7


G45_NBattilana_FallWelcomeSign1of7


G45_NBattilana_FallWelcomeSign1of7


G45_NBattilana_FallWelcomeSign1of7

Here’s the process that I used to create my sign. Give it a try and add your own flair and style!

Step 1: Grab a suitable sign base and a background paper. I’ve used an inexpencive blank wooden frame and chosen 12 Days of Christmas Pear Tree as my background.

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Step 2: Using THIS simple crackle paint technique, I prepare my base and affix the paper to the frame. HINT: Coordinate the background paint to the main colour in the paper you are using.

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Step 3: Create this funny folded loop shape with a length of ribbon, holding it in place with small dabs of hot glue (or score tape). Make a second that is a mirrored image of this.

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Step 4: Apply the folded ribbon, along with two lengths for ‘tails’ to the front centre of your sign. This gives the illusion of a bow without the bulk of knots.

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Step 5: The ribbon ends will now be concealed by a large tag from 12 Days of Christmas Chipboard Die-cuts 2. You can add a focal piece atop on the diecut. Here I’ve added an ornate door handle.

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Step 6: Begin the embellishing! I’ve used 12 Days of Christmas Flowers to create some dimention and texture with some pretty blooms. HERE is a snapguide explaining how I assemble my flowers.

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Step 7: When my main flowers and embellishments are in place, I situate the “Welcome” scroll just where I want it.

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Step 8: With that in place I add my final embellishments, adding leaves, baubles and flowers from Petaloo.

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Step 9: I complete the piece with a length of jute twine affixed to the back for hanging.

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And here are the results using the same tutorial, but this time with the Couture collection:

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Supply List

For 12 Day’s of Christmas sign:

12 Day’s of Christmas Pear Tree
12 Days of Christmas Chipboard Die-cuts 2
12 Days of Christmas Flowers
For Couture sign:

Couture  Couture
Couture Chipboard 1
Couture Flowers

Graphic 45 Staples door knob

Blank sign base
Acrylic paint
White school glue
Ribbon
Jute twine
Assorted Petaloo blooms

 

What great ideas from Donna and Nichola! Thanks for joining us this Monday, and we hope you have a creative week ahead!

 

Your Pals in Paper,

 

Graphic 45

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Oct 18, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Take the Graphic 45 October Challenge!

Take the Graphic 45 October Challenge! One randomly chosen winner will win a $75 prize pack. Have fun!

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Happy Papercrafting,

Graphic 45

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Oct 17, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Altered Trunks with Graphic 45

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Thanks for joining us for Sneak Peeks this week, G45ers! Look for Time to Flourish in stores in early November. Now, we get to be inspired by our amazing Design Team today. Andrew Roberts and Solange Marques both made fabulous altered trunks using various Graphic 45 collections. Andrew even has a tutorial. You are going to love these fabulous ideas!

But, first! Let's announce our last set of Sneak Peek winners. Our randomly chosen winners are....

From the Blog:

-Laura Davidson: This is not a want this is a MUST HAVE...
absolutely gorgeous!!!!

-Samantha Reed: Love this collection...great for birthday cards. Will keep trying to win!!

From Facebook:

-Bethany Michelle Stockman: I gotta have the new collection NOW!!!

-Pam Bechtold: this is a beautiful collection

Congratulations, winners! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Thanks again to all who joined us for Sneak Peeks.

Now, let's get into the inspiration. Andrew shares his altered trunks first. Take it away, Andrew!

"Graphic 45 asked me to create travel themed project so I thought a mini trunk would be fun. I created my prototype using the “come away with me” collection. and a more feminine trunk using “botanical tea”. I also created a snap guide for this project so you can make you own personalised trunk from your favorite collection.   

Tip: To cover a constructed chipboard box symmetrical measurements are paramount to to success so when you cut your chipboard make sure you check measure before you cut." ~Andrew

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Check out How to Make a Graphic 45 Mini Trunk by Andrew Roberts on Snapguide.  

Andrew's Snapguide Tutorial


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Mini trunk 1


Mini trunk 1


Mini trunk 1


Mini trunk 1


Mini trunk 1


Mini trunk 1


Mini trunk 1

 

Supply list : Come away with me version

Graphic 45 Come away with me 12x12 papers : come away with me

   : globetrotter

   : cosmopolitan

   : look out world

Graphic 45 Come away with me 6x6 patterns and solids

Graphic 45 Come away with me chipboard 1

Graphic 45 Come away with me cardstock stickers

Heavy weight chipboard

Medium weight chip board

Distress ink rusty hinge

Idea-ology grunge paper

Idea-ology long fasteners

Idea-ology hitch fasteners
Kaiser metal corners

Assorted metal findings

Supply list : Botanical Tea Version

Graphic 45 Botanical tea 12x12 papers : birds of a feather
: hello friend
: spring duet
: sweet chamomile
Graphic 45 Botanical tea 6x6 patterns and solids
Graphic 45 Botanical tea chipboard 1
Graphic 45 Botanical tea cardstock stickers
Graphic 45 Shabby chic door pulls
Heavy weight chipboard
Medium weight chip board
Distress ink peeled paint / walnut stain
Idea-ology grunge paper
Idea-ology long fasteners
Kaiser metal knobs / metal corners
Assorted metal findings

Next, we have this stunning altered Bohemian Bazaar antique trunk from Solange. What a great way to update a treasure!

"This little trunk was ugly and damaged, then I decided to alter it using Bohemian Bazaar Collection. This collection is very colorful and it gave a cheerful air to my trunk. For a better finish I used washi tape G45 and I completed my trunk with beautiful flowers from Bohemian Bazaar collection and and G45 metal butterflies." ~Solange

G45 altered trunk 01


G45 altered trunk 01


G45 altered trunk 01


G45 altered trunk 01


G45 altered trunk 01


G45 altered trunk 01


G45 altered trunk 01

Supply List

Bohemian Bazaar Graphic 45 Collection
8x8 paper pads:
Bohemian Bazaar
Mystical Masterpiece
Lap of Luxury
Vivid Splendor
Bohemian Bazaar Chipboard
Washi Tape Set
Stamped Metal Brads
Metal Butterflies

Many thanks to Andrew and Solange. What stunning altered art projects. Have a great weekend, G45ers!

Happy Papercrafting,

Graphic 45

 

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