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Sep 23, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Crafting the Things you Love

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What do you love? Does it get featured in your crafting? Many of our G45ers create gifts and ideas for other, but forget to also make time to craft things that they love and things that are 'just for you.' We love the ideas from Romy Veul and Lori Williams today. They both feature important people or things in their lives and remind us that crafting is a way to express our life in a rich and beautiful way!

Romy shares this beautiful Sweet Sentiments layout of her and her boyfriend Jeroen. We love this beautiful layout and the sentiment behind it. 

"I have a lot of photos of me and my boyfriend Jeroen. Although Valentine’s Day is still far away, I usually take the opportunity to scrap some of our love snapshots every once in a while. The Sweet Sentiments collection is just perfect for all kinds of love lay-outs. I cut out several Cupids from the papers and arranged them around the photo of the two of us, together with some butterflies, banners and buttons. " ~Romy

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Her layered fussy cut pieces add so much to this page!


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Supply List:

Patterned papers:
Sweet Sentiments
Perfect Petals
Be My Valentine
All My Love
Heart Song
Spring has Sprung
Sweet Sentiments 8x8 Pad
Sweet Sentiments Tags & Pockets
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Next, we have this amazing Typography pocket scrapbooking page from Lori full of her love of Crossfit! We love that she crafted her love of staying healthy. She also features her best friend which is just fabulous.

"My best friend is such an inspiration to me in so many ways and I’m blessed to have her in my life. I had to create this 'Pocket Scrapbooking Style' layout highlighting the example she is to me during Crossfit. I must admit this was my first layout of this style and I was challenged in the beginning but by the end, I was sold. I felt like I was creating little mini works of art for each section and as much as I like fine details, that was perfect for me. The colors of the Typography collection really made everything pop with the black and white photos and helped to show off all the features and techniques. I created an easy tutorial for creating the mini book that’s incorporated into the layout so you’ll be able to create one too. So I challenge you...have you tried a Pocket Scrapbooking Style Layout? Grab your Graphic 45 and give it a whirl. I think you’ll fine it’s a lot of fun." ~Lori

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Check out How to Make a Mini Book for a Layout With Graphic 45 by Lori Williams on Snapguide.  

Lori Williams' Snapguide Tutorial


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Supply List

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12 x 12 Typography Paper
• Inscribe
• Inspire
Dream
8 x 8 Typography Paper
• Imagine
Journey
Celebrate
Typography Chipboard
Typography Stickers
Graphic 45 Staples
Washi Tape Set
Alphabet Stickers
Other Products Used:
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Cream Card Stock
Sewing Machine
Foam Tape
Zip Dry Glue
Chipboard
May Arts Ribbon
Files
Fonts
Metal Brads
Spellbinders
Dymo Label Maker

What would you craft if it was just for you and the things you loved? We can't wait to see - share on our Facebook page if you get inspired from this post. Thanks to Romy and Lori for sharing these amazing projects with us.

Happy Papercrafting,

Graphic 45

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

Sep 22, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Perfect Projects from our Pet-loving Graphic 45 Designers

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Today, we're celebrating our beautiful pets with our new collection Raining Cats & Dogs which is now in stores! We have two amazing ideas. Perfect for the home, or for a gift for your favorite pet lover. You are going to love the projects from Jim, The Gentleman Crafter and Denise Johnson today. Let's celebrate our pets!

Today, in the Northern Hemisphere, we celebrate the first day of autumn! In honor we have this super fun $28 prize pack of Steampunk Spells and Happy Haunting. How great is this! Perfect for all your autumn projects. Just comment here on the blog or on Facebook page to enter to win. We will announce the winner on Friday, September 26 here on the blog. Have fun and comment away!

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First, we have this brilliant home decor idea from Jim, The Gentleman Crafter. A leash holder for your precious pooch! We love this great idea. What a great gift idea this would be as well.

"A fast and easy project that can be placed next to the door to grab the leash on the way out for a walk. The frame hold a special picture of your love baby!" ~Jim

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Supply List:

Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs Paper Collection
Graphic 45 Metal Door Plate and Handle
Graphic 45 Stamped Metal Brads
(1) 14-inch Wooden Plaque (Craft Store-Wood Section)
Acetate or Acrylic
White Paint or Gesso
Black Craft Paint
Candle

Now, you have to love this treat box from Denise Johnson. What a great idea for your special treats for your beloved furry family member. Amazing!

"Create this fun gift set for your favorite dog OR cat lover!

Using the delightful, multipurpose paper patterns for the base pieces makes this set easily adaptable. Craft the treat box, mini scrapbook and gift card holder, then add either cat or dog chipboard and sticker embellishments accordingly. You can further customize and personalize pieces using the fun selection of ABC stickers to add recipients names." ~Denise Johnson

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Supply List

Staples Book Box
3 Staples Kraft Tags (included in book box)
Staples metal brads (2)
Raining Cats & Dogs pieces:
Flowers- 4500977
ABC Cardstock Stickers- 4500975
Chipboard- 4500972
12x12 paper:
Cats Meow- 4500957
Mr Whiskers- 4500962
Playful Pals- 4500964
Pitter Patter- 4500966
Other supplies:
Ribbon
Mini brads
Corner rounder
Distress ink & tool
Dog treats (or cat treats)
Gift card

Happy first day of autumn to our friends today! Thanks for joining us for these wonderful projects from Jim and Denise. We're so grateful they shared these fun ideas with us. Have a great Monday, G45ers!

Loving our Pets,

Graphic 45

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

Sep 20, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Take the Graphic 45 September Challenge!

Take the Graphic 45 September Challenge! One lucky winner will win a $75 prize pack of Graphic 45 prizes. Just read the instructions below, and take part today!

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Download the Come Away with Me Book Box & Tag Album Project Sheet


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Upload your Submissions to our Facebook Page

Have fun taking part and happy papercrafting!

 

Grpahic 45

 

Sep 19, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Colorful Layouts for Friday Fun

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TGIF! It's a brilliant Friday for some layouts, don't you think? Do you have plans to get into your craft room this weekend? We hope you have time to let your creativity loose over the next few days. Today, we have stunning layouts for all occasions from Nadya Lifa and Annette Green. Nadya shows you how to make your imagination soar while crafting! Then, Annette shows you a perfect layout for your canine friends. Enjoy this Friday full of layouts!

But first, who won our blog contest this week? Our randomly chosen winner is....

-Debbie Vignola: perfect for all those vacation pictures that were taken

Congratulations, Debbie! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your $35 prize pack below of Come Away with Me. Join us next week for more inspiration and giveaways!

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First, enjoy this beautiful layout from the amazing Nadya! Don't you love that fetching photo and those brilliant hot air balloons? What amazing dimension!

 

"We are all love to be different and have changes with the new season or our everyday mood. Today I'm  Lady Shabby-chic, tomorrow Lady-Vamp or Retro Diva…

 

Of course, in life we have not  opportunities to repaint the hair and change the style of clothing dramatically every day! But on the Lay Outs we can be the kind of people, like can not be in life! And if you're with Graphic 45 every day, you know what I mean! Collections G45 are so diverse that in each page I  can change my image)) On the eve of Halloween I want a little bit of vintage mixed with steampunk! Do you want to change your style or your life? Do it right now!

Hugs, Lady Mechanica (today)))" ~Nadya

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The way Nadya layered her fussy cut pieces truly makes the embellishments jump off the page - love it!


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Supply List

 

Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells 12x12 Pads
Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells 6x6 Patterns & Solids

Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells Chipboard 1

Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keys

Petaloo flowers
Prima Metall Embelissments
Vintage clock`s elements
Glossy Accent Ranger

This layout is adorable from the brilliant Annette. We love all the pictures with her family and her loyal companion, the beautiful Suki!

"I recently made the switch from traditional 12 x 12 scrapbook layouts to quick and easy pocket pages, and I love it! I still have the creative control but in less than half the time! And now that Graphic 45 created these fun journaling and ephemera cards, I can still make beautiful pages with my favorite products, super fast. Here I’ve used small pocket page protectors (6” x 9”). These pages of our sweet Suki came together in a snap. " ~Annette

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Annette's YouTube Tour


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Love this picture of Suki with her very own double layout!


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Supply List

Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs Journaling & Ephemera Cards
Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs Cardstock Banners
Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs 8 x 8 paper and tag template
Core-dinations Signatures Series Cardstock for Graphic 45
Pockets Page Protectors, Basic Grey
Black ink for inking edges

Wow, what a way to kick off the weekend. Many thanks to Nadya and Annette for sharing their wonderful layout ideas. Join us next week for more fun, more prizes, and more inspiration!

Have a Creative Weekend,

Graphic 45

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

Sep 18, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Sail Away with Graphic 45

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It's a great Thursday to take a papercrafting adventure, wouldn't you say? We have two truly magical and whimsical projects that will certainly inspire and put a huge smile on your face! Nichola Battilana and Miranda Edney WOW with their incredible creations - their creativity knows no bounds. We cannot wait to jump in today!

But, before we do, don't forget to take part in this week's blog contest! This $35 Come Away with Me prize pack could be yours. Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page. We will announce the winner here tomorrow Friday, September 19.

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First, we have this most magical Typography paper Sky Pirate Zeppelin! Wow, isn't this too amazing? Tell us more, Nichola!

"I’ve been meaning to expand my fleet of amazing flying machines so and when I created the template for my Old School Rocket, I knew this project was in my future. The shape of the rocket body can easily double as a zepplin. The addition of a paper boat, trims, chains, gears and propellers turns the rocket into a fabulous sky pirate vessel. The images and colours of Typography lend themselves perfectly to steampunk projects so it was a natural choice. The ‘rope’ used to attach the boat to the zeppelin is a sturdy gardening wire that has a natural covering. Hot glued firmly into place, these ‘ropes’ keep everything exactly where it should be without causing too much stress to the paper. Copper, brass and bronze accents are in keeping with the steampunk feel. A bit of metallic acrylic paint can transform chipboard with very little effort. Distress with an old ink pad and you can add years to those new ‘metal’ gears and cogs. I added a couple of small light bulbs which should easily available (I got mine from the grocery store!) and a snip of tea stained cheesecloth to the inside of the boat. Finally I glued an eye pin in the top so that my little vessel can hang proudly and fight off any lightning thieves." ~Nichola

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Her detail on this project is unbelievable!


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Download Nichola Battilana G45 Come Away With Me Rocket Tempate

Nichola's Old School Rocket Snapguide

Supply List

Typography
> Inspire
> Journey
Ornate Metal Label Holder
Stamped Metal Brads
Ornate Metal Keys
Copper Chain
Copper acrylic paint
Gina’s Design Chipboard Propeller, Gears and wings
Copper Zig Zag Dresden Border
Half-Round Dresden Border
Brass Eye Pin
Small light bulbs
Gardening wire
cheesecloth
lightbulbs
thumbtack

Next, we have a gorgeous Come Away with Me altered sailboat by the amazing Miranda. This makes us long for a sea adventure!

" I have had this wooden sailboat in my stash for quite some time, and now that Come Away With Me arrived it was the perfect choice! I also added a wee bit of By The Sea on the anchor part. All I did was trace the map shape out of the fabric sails that were already on it. Easy peezy. Hope you like what I have created! Hugs!" ~Miranda

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We love how Miranda used the maps on the sails. Amazing!


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Supply List

 

Graphic 45 Papers
Come Away With Me-Travel Odyssey
Come Away With Me-Globetrotter
Come Away With Me-Look Out World
Come Away With Me-Vintage Voyage
Graphic 45 Staples
Ornate Metal Brads
Wooden Sailboat
Ingvild Bolme Metal Treasures and resins

We are so inspired by these breathtaking beauties today. Huge thanks to Nichola and Miranda for sharing these incredible ideas with us. How about these projects, G45ers? Aren't they amazing? Have a beautiful Thursday!

Your Pals in Paper,

Graphic 45

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