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May 5, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Celebrate Special Moments with Graphic 45!

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Celebrating special moments with a project handmade makes it sweeter! It truly makes those special moments last longer. Today, we have two great projects to inspire you for Mother's Day from Donna Espiritu and Katie Zoey Ho! Then, we will share a layout that is perfect for a truly special moment from the amazing Arlene Cuevas. You will leave with so many great ideas today!

First, Donna shares this incredible tag mini album for Mother's Day. Moms are truly worthy to be celebrated!

"I made this simple tag mini-album using the staples like the metal clock keys, ivory tags and square ivory tag album. The May papers in the Children's Hour collection is perfect for the projec idea. I kept the pages where you put the photos simple. Perfect as gift to our pretty mommies on Mother's day or birthdays or those 'just because' days." ~Donna

Celebrate Tag Mini for Mother's Day from Donna #graphic45


Celebrate Tag Mini for Mother's Day from Donna #graphic45


Celebrate Tag Mini for Mother's Day from Donna #graphic45


Celebrate Tag Mini for Mother's Day from Donna #graphic45


Celebrate Tag Mini for Mother's Day from Donna #graphic45


Celebrate Tag Mini for Mother's Day from Donna #graphic45


Celebrate Tag Mini for Mother's Day from Donna #graphic45


Celebrate Tag Mini for Mother's Day from Donna #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45 Children's Hour 12x12, 8x8 and
6x6 papers
Graphic 45 Cheers, Party, celebrate Ivory tags
Graphic 45 Square Ivory Tag Album
Graphic 45 Metal Clock Keys
Colorbox Decades antiquing inks - photogenic, dark cashmere lace
Colorbox blender tool
May Arts ribbon
Others from my stash: ribbons, flowers, thread, doilies

Then, Katie shares a perfect "Inspire" tag for those moms who truly inspire us everyday.

"Made this inspire tag for this Mother’s Day; handy enough to gift for mothers. Mothers are source of inspirations, aren’t they regardless of how good or bad they are? We may not have perfect mothers, however somehow or rather they do inspire us at some point of our lives. I hereby wish all mothers a very Happy Mother’s Day!" ~Katie

Katie's Inspire Tag in honor of Mother's Day using Children's Hour #graphic45

Katie's Inspire Tag in honor of Mother's Day using Children's Hour #graphic45


Katie's Inspire Tag in honor of Mother's Day using Children's Hour #graphic45

Katie's Inspire Tag in honor of Mother's Day using Children's Hour #graphic45

Supply List

Children’s Hour 8” x 8” Paper Pad
Mon Amour 8” x 8” Paper Pad
Graphic 45 Staples (Inspire Ivory Tag)
Petaloo Flowers
Dresden Border
May Arts Ribbon

Arlene uses A Ladies' Diary to make the most gorgeous shabby chic layout. She has great tutorial below too to get you ready for National Scrapbook Day this Saturday! This is truly magical.

 "I created this 12x12 layout of my niece Cadence to commemorate her very first ballet recital. I used A Ladies’ Diary Deluxe Collector’s Edition pack and some extra design papers from my old 12x12 and 8x8 A Ladies Diary paper pads. This is one of my all time favorite Graphic 45 paper collections and I’m excited it has resurfaced as a DCE!" ~Arlene

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Arlene's YouTube Tutorial


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Layout, A Ladies Diary, Arlene Cuevas, Product by Graphic 45, Photo1


Layout, A Ladies Diary, Arlene Cuevas, Product by Graphic 45, Photo1


Layout, A Ladies Diary, Arlene Cuevas, Product by Graphic 45, Photo1


Layout, A Ladies Diary, Arlene Cuevas, Product by Graphic 45, Photo1


Layout, A Ladies Diary, Arlene Cuevas, Product by Graphic 45, Photo1

Supply List

A Ladies’ Diary Deluxe Collector’s Edition pack
A Ladies’ Diary 8x8 paper pad
A Ladies Diary chipboard
A Ladies Diary Stickers
Staples: Metal Clock Key
White Doilies
Petaloo Flowers
Wild Orchid Crafts flowers
La La Land Crafts Two Leaves Die
MFT Jelly Bean Green cardstock
Recollections pearls
Pretty Pink Posh sequins
Twine

 

Have you heard about our blog giveaway? This week we are giving a $35+ prize pack of Precious Memories and great new Staples from Graphic 45! All you have to do is comment here on the blog all week or on Facebook to win. We'll choose a randomly chosen winner and announce them in the blog tomorrow. So, make sure to enter today!

  $35+  Precious Memories, (new) Staples and bonus May Arts Ribbon-2

What handmade items do you like to remember special moments? And create for special days? Thanks to our designers for amazing ideas today!

Celebrating Creativity,

The G45 Family

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 4, 2016 5:00:00 AM

There's 5 Days until Mother's Day!

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Mother's Day is right around the corner! Are you ready for the big day? There are fabulous ideas from Belly Lau and Danielle Copley today using A Ladies' Diary. That gorgeous Deluxe Collector's Edition is perfect for all the projects for Mom!

First, let's take a look at this incredible hat box by Belly! This is perfect for our elegant and fashionable moms!

"Mother's Day is coming in short, make a beautiful hat box storage for your mom, or even make a mini album to put inside, give her as a gift, what a nice home decoration and memory keeping." ~Belly

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Check out How to Make a Ladies Dairy Hat Box With Graphic 45 by PL Li on Snapguide.  

Belly's Snapguide Tutorial

Ladies Dairy Hat Box Handbag Mini Album - Graphic 45 - Audition 2016 - Ladies Dairy - Belly Lau - Papercraft Buffet - Photo 10

Ladies Dairy Hat Box Handbag Mini Album - Graphic 45 - Audition 2016 - Ladies Dairy - Belly Lau - Papercraft Buffet - Photo 10

Ladies Dairy Hat Box Handbag Mini Album - Graphic 45 - Audition 2016 - Ladies Dairy - Belly Lau - Papercraft Buffet - Photo 10

Ladies Dairy Hat Box Handbag Mini Album - Graphic 45 - Audition 2016 - Ladies Dairy - Belly Lau - Papercraft Buffet - Photo 10

Ladies Dairy Hat Box Handbag Mini Album - Graphic 45 - Audition 2016 - Ladies Dairy - Belly Lau - Papercraft Buffet - Photo 10

Ladies Dairy Hat Box Handbag Mini Album - Graphic 45 - Audition 2016 - Ladies Dairy - Belly Lau - Papercraft Buffet - Photo 10


Ladies Dairy Hat Box Handbag Mini Album - Graphic 45 - Audition 2016 - Ladies Dairy - Belly Lau - Papercraft Buffet - Photo 10



Ladies Dairy Hat Box Handbag Mini Album - Graphic 45 - Audition 2016 - Ladies Dairy - Belly Lau - Papercraft Buffet - Photo 10

 


Ladies Dairy Hat Box Handbag Mini Album - Graphic 45 - Audition 2016 - Ladies Dairy - Belly Lau - Papercraft Buffet - Photo 10
Ladies Dairy Hat Box Handbag Mini Album - Graphic 45 - Audition 2016 - Ladies Dairy - Belly Lau - Papercraft Buffet - Photo 10


Ladies Dairy Hat Box Handbag Mini Album - Graphic 45 - Audition 2016 - Ladies Dairy - Belly Lau - Papercraft Buffet - Photo 10


Ladies Dairy Hat Box Handbag Mini Album - Graphic 45 - Audition 2016 - Ladies Dairy - Belly Lau - Papercraft Buffet - Photo 10


Ladies Dairy Hat Box Handbag Mini Album - Graphic 45 - Audition 2016 - Ladies Dairy - Belly Lau - Papercraft Buffet - Photo 10


Ladies Dairy Hat Box Handbag Mini Album - Graphic 45 - Audition 2016 - Ladies Dairy - Belly Lau - Papercraft Buffet - Photo 10

Supply List

A Ladies' Diary DCE
Staples - Ornate Metal Keys
Others
Chipboard
Feathers
Petaloo Flowers
Cheese Cloth
Assorted Ribbons
Pearl Chain
Assorted Lace Trims
Paper Flowers
Assorted Beads
Metal Rings
Pearl Pins
Hinge
Locks

Now, how about this amazing altered Book Box by Danielle with a great album inside? Great to share memories with Mom!

"With Mother’s Day coming soon, I was inspired by the elegant ladies in A Ladies Diary Collection to make my mother a beautiful gift using a Staples ATC Book Box. I love how easy it is to put together a project with a Graphic 45 Staple and a Deluxe Edition Collection. The tag mini inside is the perfect size for inspirational quotes, tiny photos or coupons. I hope she likes it!" ~Danielle



Mother's Day Box and Tag Mini, A Ladies Diary, by Danielle Copley, Graphic 45, photo 6


Mother's Day Box and Tag Mini, A Ladies Diary, by Danielle Copley, Graphic 45, photo 6


Mother's Day Box and Tag Mini, A Ladies Diary, by Danielle Copley, Graphic 45, photo 6


Mother's Day Box and Tag Mini, A Ladies Diary, by Danielle Copley, Graphic 45, photo 6


Mother's Day Box and Tag Mini, A Ladies Diary, by Danielle Copley, Graphic 45, photo 6


Mother's Day Box and Tag Mini, A Ladies Diary, by Danielle Copley, Graphic 45, photo 6

Supply List

A Ladies Diary Deluxe Collector’s Edition
Graphic 45 Staples ATC Book Box
White Cardstock
Doily Edge Punch
Fabric flower and bow
Gina’s Designs Feather Chipboard
Gesso
Cameo
Chain Tassel
Foam Square

 Have you heard about our blog giveaway? This week we are giving a $35+ prize pack of Precious Memories and great new Staples from Graphic 45! All you have to do is comment here on the blog all week or on Facebook to win. We'll choose a randomly chosen winner and announce them in the blog this Friday. Have fun entering this great contest!

  $35+  Precious Memories, (new) Staples and bonus May Arts Ribbon-2

What are you creating for Mother's Day, G45ers?

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 3, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Genius Ideas with Graphic 45 Staples!

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We have some incredible ideas with our Staples today! Joanne Bain has an amazing album and Lori Williams wows with an altered Matchbook Box! Enjoy these great ideas!

First, we have this great tag album by Joanne! We love how she used our new Square Tags. This is such a genius idea, and best part? She has a tutorial below so you can try it too!

 "When I saw the new range of square tags I couldn't wait to create something with them. The idea for this little album project come to me while I was doing some filing and thought maybe I could create an expanding mini album using the square tags. So I set out to do so and love how it finished up." ~Joanne

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Check out How to Create an Expanding Mini Tag Album by Joanne Bain by Joanne Bain on Snapguide.  

Joanne's Snapguide Tutorial


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Expanding-Square-Tag-Album,-Time-To-Flourish,-JoanneBain,-product-by-Graphic-45,-Photo-3

Supply List

4501054 Time To Flourish 8x8 Paper Pad
#4501055 Time To Flourish 12x12 Paper Pad
#4501282 Square Ivory Tag Album
#4501277 Cheers, Party, Celebrate Kraft Tags
#4501279 Inspire, Create, Imagine Kraft Tags
#4501125 Gilded Lily 12x12 paper.
Other - Ribbon.

Lori shares the most beautiful Voyage Beneath the Sea altered matchbook box! We love the fun embellishments she includes with the amazing wings and fun gears! Isn't this incredible? Steampunk perfection!

  Voyage Beneath the Sea Curio Box by Lori Williams Designed for Graphic 45 photo 1


Voyage Beneath the Sea Curio Box by Lori Williams Designed for Graphic 45 photo 1


Voyage Beneath the Sea Curio Box by Lori Williams Designed for Graphic 45 photo 1


Voyage Beneath the Sea Curio Box by Lori Williams Designed for Graphic 45 photo 1

Supply List

Graphic 45 
Voyage Beneath the Sea 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Steampunk Splash
Voyage Beneath the Sea
Ephemera and Journaling Card
Chipboard 2
Graphic 45 Staples
Metal Clock Keys
Matchbook Box: Small
Other Products Used:
Foam Tape
Dries Clear Glue
Zip Dry Glue
Prima Chalk Ink: Blue Jean
Chipboard

 Have you heard about our blog giveaway? This week we are giving a $35+ prize pack of Precious Memories and great new Staples from Graphic 45! All you have to do is comment here on the blog all week or on Facebook to win. We'll choose a randomly chosen winner and announce them in the blog this Friday. Have fun entering this great contest!

  $35+  Precious Memories, (new) Staples and bonus May Arts Ribbon-2

Thanks for joining us today and big thanks to Joanne and Lori for their great ideas! Have a fabulous time, G45ers!

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

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

 

 

May 2, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Wish a Happy Mother's Day with Graphic 45 Cards!

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Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 8! Are you ready to celebrate the great moms in your life? Well, we will help you today with some gorgeous card ideas from Ginny Nemchak and Maggi Harding! Wow your mom with a handmade card!

First, there's this gorgeous A Ladies' Diary card from Ginny! Who wouldn't be overjoyed to get this card?

"What is more timeless than Mother’s Day? Gifting a lovely card to your special Mom to let her know how much she means to you. I’m using the lovely paper patterns and vintage images from A Ladies’ Diary combined with some chipboard elements and coordinating trim to create a very layered and feminine inspired card. " ~Ginny

Mother's Day A Ladies Diary Card Graphic 45 Ginny Nemchak 1


Mother's Day A Ladies Diary Card Graphic 45 Ginny Nemchak 1


Mother's Day A Ladies Diary Card Graphic 45 Ginny Nemchak 1


Mother's Day A Ladies Diary Card Graphic 45 Ginny Nemchak 1


Mother's Day A Ladies Diary Card Graphic 45 Ginny Nemchak 1

 Supply List

Graphic 45 A Ladies’ Diary~A Ladies’ Diary
Graphic 45 A Ladies’ Diary~A Moment In Time
Graphic 45 A Ladies’ Diary~Ageless Beauty
Graphic 45 A Ladies’ Diary~Focal Point
Graphic 45 A Ladies’ Diary~Afternoon Tea
Graphic 45 A Ladies’ Diary~Lasting Impressions
Graphic 45 Staples~Shabby Chic Metal Clock Keys
Gypsy Soul Laser Cut Chipboard
Really Reasonable Ribbon Trims
Black Paint
Black Cardstock
Designer Brad

Now, we love this gorgeous card from Maggi. The layers! The fussy cutting! The florals! Just beautiful.

 "It's time to make Mother's Day cards so today I have an card idea for you.  I've combined March and April papers from the Time to Flourish collection along with a little pink paper from Gilded Lily.  Some fussy cutting, a couple of layers, and voilà, you have a pretty card for Mom.

Are you wondering how I got the sentiment on the cut apart so nice and straight?   I printed it on a transparency and then glued it to the cut apart.  Works fabulously!  Be sure to use just a few dabs of clear drying glue to attach it and don't put glue on any of the printed words because the glue will cause the print to smear." ~Maggi

Mothers Day card, Time to Flourish, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)


Mothers Day card, Time to Flourish, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)


Mothers Day card, Time to Flourish, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)


Mothers Day card, Time to Flourish, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)

Supply List

Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Collection 12 x 12:
May Cut Apart 4501037
March Flourish 4501034
Graphic 45 Gilded Lily Golden Age 12 x 12 4501129
Other:
French Vanilla Cardstock
Petaloo Dogwood x 24 Canvas Pink 1211-211
Petaloo Bontanica Blooms x 4 Lav/Purple 1102-107
Petaloo Bontanica Vintage Velvet Minis x 9 Purple 1139-107

It's Monday, which means a brand new blog giveaway! This week we are giving a $35+ prize pack of Precious Memories and great new Staples from Graphic 45! All you have to do is comment here on the blog all week or on Facebook to win. We'll choose a randomly chosen winner and announce them in the blog this Friday. Have fun entering this great contest!

  $35+  Precious Memories, (new) Staples and bonus May Arts Ribbon-2

Thanks for joining us! We hope you have another creative week in store. Have a great Monday, G45ers!

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

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

 

 

 

 

 

Apr 29, 2016 5:00:00 AM

A Grand Friday for Cityscapes!

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We have such fun projects today using Cityscapes. We love the creative ideas our designers come up with. Katie Zoey Ho has a whimsical idea inspired by a beloved book. Then, Maggi Harding shares her family history in a great layout. This will be an incredible wrap-up to this week!

First, see how Katie was inspired by Harry Potter for this great project!

"A fan-fiction derived project inspired from Harry Potter’s Hogwarts Express at Platform 9 ¾. With my love for coffee and Harry Potter, I fused these 2 together and created this suitcase with wheels - Coffee Express at Platform 9. While it looks rather magical on the outside, as you enter you’ll be welcome into a suite of modernized coffee cafe where mugglers hang out for a cup of good coffee. It’s practically the reverse where witches and wizards travel to have mugglers’ coffee. They still have to board the train at Platform 9 ¾ to head back to Hogwarts, and it’s just ¾ platform away from Platform 9..."~Katie

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Katie's Suitcase Video Tour


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Supply List

Cityscapes Papers (Cityscapes, Global Odyssey, Passport to the World, Crossroads, Street of Dreams)
Graphic 45 Staples (
Stamped Metal Brads, Ornate Metal Keys, Ornate Metal Label Holder
Gypsy Soul Lasercuts (
2” wheels, miniature bookplates, faux metal number plates)
Petaloo Flowers
Coffee Stuffs (liquor, wine, honey pots, bag of coffee beans, coffee glitters, coffee grinder, bronze coffee cup)
Other Cafe Items (industrial lamps, glass lamp, wooden spec, coffee time signage)
Suitcase Items (top hat, magical books, magical wands, umbrella, pocket watch)

 Now, Maggi uses a meaningful and beautiful photo for this stunning layout using Cityscapes! Take a look:

"How I love Graphic 45's new Cityscapes collection as I have so many photos that are screaming to be scraped with these papers.  This is a photo of my parents taken shortly after my Dad returned from Paris and WW II and  I chose  to use the Eiffel Tower cut-apart for that reason.  The city names all around the border represent many of the places that my family traveled with Dad and the stamp paper represents the many letters he wrote to my Mom when he was posted to places where she could not accompany him.  I love it when I can include symbolism in my layouts that have special meaning to me.


In assembling this layout,  I chose layers of blue and orange papers to contrast against each other.  I inked all of my papers with Colorbox Graphic 45 Decades Photogenic ink to further the vintage look of the papers.  Tip:   Use the more subtle small print sides of the papers for some of your layers so that the patterns don't fight with each other." ~Maggi

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Layout, City Scapes, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)


Layout, City Scapes, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)


Layout, City Scapes, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)


Layout, City Scapes, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)


Layout, City Scapes, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)


Layout, City Scapes, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)

Supply List

Graphic 45 Cityscapes 12 x 12 collection:
Cityscapes
Grand Tour
Passport to the World
Well Travelled
Global Odyssey
Staples Key
Other:
Petaloo Burlap Blossoms Apricot
Colorbox Graphic 45 Ink Photogenic
Creative Embellishments Flourish 10
Creative Embellishments Flourish 15
Stampendous Aged Spice Embossing Enamel
Lindy's Mission Bells Brown Mist
13 Arts Ayeeda Mist Chalk Black
Crate Paper DIY Shop letter stickers

We hope you have a wonderful, creative weekend G45ers! Thanks for joining us on this week of announcements - what fun we had!

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