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May 23, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Graphic 45 Ning Gallery Highlights

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We are so inspired by our G45ers who share their amazing projects on our Ning page. We are amazed by your creative genius and LOVE when you share! Today, we are sharing some highlights from our Ning gallery

First, we have this stunning Typography tag mini album by Sharon Lee Wade-Coughlin! She perfectly upcycled some of our Staples packaging to make this gorgeous project. What a fantastic idea! 

Typography mini tag album by Sharon Lee Wade-Coughlin #graphic45
Typography mini tag album by Sharon Lee Wade-Coughlin

Next, we have this gorgeous Couture wood transfer by Manoli Navarro. Wow! This is just so beautiful. What a great technique and beautiful project!

Stunning Couture wood transfer by Manoli Navarro #graphic45
Couture wood transfer by Manoli Navarro

 

 Now, enjoy this Couture accessory box from Ning user Virginie. What a beautiful altered project!

Couture accessory box by Virginie #graphic45
Couture accessory box by Virginie

What a fun Artisan Style birthday card and stand from Lindsay Ettlinger. What beautiful dimension and details on this great project!

Chipboard Happy Birthday Card & Stand using Artisan Style by Lindsay Ettlinger #graphic45
Chipboard Happy Birthday Card & Stand using Artisan Style by Lindsay Ettlinger

What a purrrrfect altered Raining Cats & Dogs box from Doris Therssen. Amazing embellishments and gorgeous cat imagery! So fun!

 

Raining Cats & Dogs altered box by Doris Therssen #graphic45
Raining Cats & Dogs altered box by Doris Therssen

Thanks to all these Ning users for sharing their absolutely awesome projects. We hope you share on our Ning as well! We can't wait to see what you create, G45ers!

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Happy Ning-sharing!

The G45 Family

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

May 22, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Talking About Graphic 45 Tags!

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We know our G45ers love making tags! Today, our Design Team will absolutely wow you with their gorgeous tag ideas. Rhea Freitag shares a series of tags, and Ginger Ropp has a mini tutorial you cannot miss with our Graphic 45 Tag Staples. What a fun day! 

First, we have this beautiful Artisan Style tag series from Rhea. See what inspired these gorgeous tags:

"This project was inspired by a recent swap I participated in along with a few of my Graphic 45 team mates.  I wanted to capture the true, Artisan Style, so this collection was perfect for this task.  The black staples tags made for the perfect base.  I chose to round the corners on some of my elements to mimic the shape of the tag.  I love this small detail.  Of course even a simple tag gets a little bit of metal added when I have my way, so I had to include the classic Graphic 45 keyholes and ornate keys." ~Rhea

A gorgeous set of Artisan Style tags by Rhea! Love each and every one #graphic45

Rhea uses our regular Black Tag Album Staples for this gorgeous series of tags!

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Gorgeous florals and riboon on these tags by Rhea using Artisan Style. Love how she used the Metal Keys & Keyhole Staples on each one! #graphic45


What gorgeous colors and layers on this Artisan Style tag by Rhea #graphic45


Amazing Artisan Style tag series by Rhea - so stunning! #graphic45


Love this Artisan Style tag by Rhea using our Metal Staples and Tag Staples! #graphic45

Supply List

Artisan Style 12x12
Artisan Style Ephemera
Artisan Style Stickers
Artisan Style Stamps
Tag Staples black
Keyholes
Ornate Key
Artisan Style Cling Stamp 1
E 6000
Prima Flowers
Perfect Pearls
Ribbon
Grungeboard Flourishes
Dresden Scrap

You will adore this Artisan Style tag mini from Ginger! She even has a wonderful video tutorial to show you how to make this mini album base yourself. What a great idea with our Tag Staples!

  G45 Artisan Style Tag Mini by Ginger! Check out the video tutorial for this great project #graphic45

 

Ginger's YouTube Tutorial


G45 Artisan Style Tag Mini by Ginger! Check out the video tutorial for this great project #graphic45


G45 Artisan Style Tag Mini Closeup

Supply List

Graphic 45 Artisan Style 8x8 Decorative Flourish
Graphic 45 Artisan Style 8x8 Patterns of the Past
Graphic 45 Artisan Style 8x8 Natural Beauty
Graphic 45 Artisan Style 8x8 Creative Ideal
Graphic 45 Artisan Style 6x6 Patterns and Solids
Graphic 45 Artisan Style Chipboard 1 and 2
Graphic 45 Artisan Style Cardstock Alpha Stickers
Graphic 45 Artisan Style Journaling and Ephemera Cards
Graphic 45 Staples Large Tag Album Black
Graphic 45 Staples Regular Tag Album Black
Graphic 45 Staples ATC Tags Ivory
Graphic 45 Staples Metal Keys
Graphic 45 Staples Metal Clothespins
Co’ordination Cardstock Signature Series 12x12 Heritage Kraft

Black Cardstock 8-½ x 11
Prima Flowers
PetaLoo Flowers
Distress Ink Black Soot
Tim Holtz Tassel
Dimensional Foam Adhesive
½ inch circle punch
Anna Griffin Damask Embossing Folder

Now, let's find out who won our blog contest this week! Our randomly chosen winner is....

-Sharon Larson: i have a sweet little dog named MacKenzie and she would like her own mini album made with G45 Raining Cats and Dogs supplies.

Congratulations, Sharon! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim the prize you won pictured below. Thanks to all our G45ers who took part!

Raining Cats & Dogs $35 Prize Pack - 1

Thanks for joining us this fine Friday! Many thanks to Rhea and Ginger for their awesome ideas. Have a wonderful, creative weekend!

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 21, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Take an Adventure with Graphic 45

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Today, we're sharing adventurous projects from our fabulous Design Team using Come Away with Me! Miranda Edney has an incredible altered project to share with us. Then, Yumi Muraeda creates a harmonic altered art project you certainly will adore. You will love the details on all these projects!

Miranda first has this incredible altered carriage and bike using Come Away with Me for us today! Take a look at all these great details and embellishments. We love every one!

What an amazing altered Come Away with Me bike and carriage by Miranda Edney! What a fabulous creation #graphic45

Miranda and Yumi use Come Away with Me for their fabulous projects today!

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What an amazing altered Come Away with Me bike and carriage by Miranda Edney! What a fabulous creation #graphic45


So many fabulous details on this altered Come Away with Me carriage - wings, chipboard, metal staples and flourishes! Just WOW! By: Miranda Edney #graphic45


What an amazing altered Come Away with Me bike and carriage by Miranda Edney! What a fabulous creation #graphic45


Love this altered bike seat on Miranda's Come Away with Me bike and carriage. What amazing details all throughout! #graphic45


Loving these details on Miranda's Come Away with Me carriage. She used chipboard and metal keyholes to embellish this wheel! #graphic45


Stunning altered Come Away with Me carriage by Miranda. A gorgeous piece! #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45 Papers:
Come Away With Me-Vintage Voyage
Come Away With Me-Come Away With Me
Come Away With Me-Look Out World
Come Away With Me-Globetrotter
Come Away With Me Chipboards 1 and 2
Graphic 45 Staples
Shabby Chic Door Pull
Ornate Metal Brads
Ornate Metal Key Holes
Binder Rings(from tag albums)
Ivory Tag Album
Ingvild Bolme Resins and Junkyard Findings
Recollections Metal Pieces
Tim Holtz Ideaology Pieces
Alcohol inks
Shimmerz Inklingz
Seam Binding

Now, enjoy this inventive project from Yumi using Come Away with Me! She made a music box with this collection that also has tags and cards inside to keep special memories in.

"I wanted to make something with music box. Listening music and Manual slideshow will make you fun! Please enjoy!" ~Yumi

Come Away with Me sliding music box by Yumi! What amazing paper creations on this project #graphic45

Check out How to G45 Come AWAY With ME Sliden Music Box by Yumi Muraeda on Snapguide.  

Yumi's Snapguide Tutorial

 

Yumi's YouTube Tour


What an amazing Come Away with Me music box by Yumi! Love this #graphic45


Come Away with Me sliding music box by Yumi #graphic45


Come Away with Me music box by Yumi. These details on top are gorgeous! #graphic45


Come Away with Me music box by Yumi #graphic45


Amazing tags and cards in this Come Away with Me music box by Yumi! #graphic45


Gorgeous Come Away with Me altered music box by Yumi #graphic45


Love these tiny altered bags and suitcases on Yumi's Come Away with Me music box #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45 Altered Art Small Matchbook Box
Graphic 45 Come AWAY with ME 8’pad
Graphic 45 Come AWAY with ME 6’pad
Black Chipboard
Ornate Metal Label Holders
Conner decorations
18 valve spring winding music box
Sizzix small box die
Prima Color Bloom antique gold

Today is the last day to take part in this week's giveaway! Enter to win this prize pack of Raining Cats & Dogs by commenting here on the blog or on our Facebook page. We'll announce the winner tomorrow here on the blog:

Raining Cats & Dogs $35 Prize Pack - 1

Thanks for joining us today! Big thanks to Miranda and Yumi for sharing their creative genius with us. Have a great day, 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 20, 2015 5:02:38 AM

Times Nouveau is the Bee's Knees!

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We are so excited to have some of our older collections back in stores. We are loving to see what you and our Design Team are doing with our Deluxe Collector's Editions! Today, we are sharing beautiful projects using Times Nouveau from the amazing Nadya Lifa and Andrew Roberts. You are in for a treat!

First, we have this gorgeous card from Nadya using Times Nouveau. The layering and ribbons and florals are just so stunning! What an elegant card.

"This stylish and elegant Times Nouveau collection so inspiring to work! This card is very multilayered! The more layers you have, the more volume becomes - it's my golden rule! It is also very interesting to use a lot of different elements in the cards: paper, cut parts, chipboard, metal and resin embellishments! Try to work with different elements, do not forget to pick them up by color and you will create the most beautiful designs!" ~Nadya

Gorgeous card by Nadya Lifa using Times Nouveau! Love the gorgeous layers and florals. Wow! #graphic45

Both Andrew and Nadya use Times Nouveau for their projects today. You can get this Deluxe Collector's Edition in stores today. It comes with 2 copies of each sheet of 12x12 paper, stickers, and chipboard all in one great kit!

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Incredible dimension on this Times Nouveau card by Nadya #graphic45


Such fun embellishments and details on Nadya's Times Nouveau card. Love that mini car! #graphic45


Nadya created a clock sitting behind the beautiful Times Nouveau lady on this gorgeous card! #graphic45


See this Times Nouveau card from Nadya! It's a beauty #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45  Deluxe Collector's Edition  Times Nouveau - Deluxe Collector's Edition
Prima Die
Chipboard Nashe Hobby
Flowers
Lace, Ribbon
Shabby Chic resin Melissa Frances
Prima embellishments

Next, we have this fabulous altered double mixed media box from Andrew using Times Nouveau. What a great gift for his wife who also loves to craft! We love this awesome project.

"My wife Jennifer loves to sew and craft. I decided the Graphic 45 mixed media boxes would make a great storage idea. I made this project to help my wife store her haberdashery items. I thought the vintage fashion and other images were a great combination for this project.  Joining two boxes together worked really well and gave double the storage.

Tip: My tip this time around is to join the mixed media boxes together and discover the possibilities. Try the other graphic 45 boxes as well and let your creativity become inspired." ~Andrew

Times nouveau haberdashery box by Andrew Roberts! He used two mixed media boxes and our Claw Feet Staples to make this awesome project #graphic45


Times Nouveau haberdashery box by Andrew #graphic45


Times nouveau haberdashery box by Andrew Roberts #graphic45


Times nouveau haberdashery box by Andrew using 2 mixed media boxes! #graphic45


Times nouveau haberdashery box by Andrew. Love the way this opens to reveal storage solutions! #graphic45


Times nouveau haberdashery box by Andrew #graphic45


Great dimension on this Times Nouveau haberdashery box by Andrew #graphic45


Times nouveau haberdashery box by Andrew #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45 Times nouveau collectors edition
Graphic 45 Mixed Media 5 x 5 box ivory
Assorted metal embellishments

Need more creative inspiration? Tati Scrap has it in spades over on the Paper Crafter's Library Blog! Go check out this awesome project!

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Don't forget the great news that there's a Raining Cats & Dogs giveaway this week that you could win! Enter by commenting here on the blog or on our Facebook page. Fun fun!

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Big thanks to Nadya and Andrew for sharing their great ideas with us today! We hope you have a fantastic Wednesday, 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 19, 2015 5:00:00 AM

A Glorious Tuesday with Artisan Style

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We have such great projects for you today, G45ers! We have an absolutely amazing Artisan Style mixed media album from Keri Sallee, and an incredible project using our Staples and Artisan Style from Nichola Battilana. So glad you joined us for the fun!

We have this gorgeous Artisan Style mixed media album from Keri to kick off this great day. We are in love with this fabulous project and love what she did with the papers and paint on this beautiful album! We love how she used this album to plan her next craft projects. What a great idea.

 

Beautiful "Inspire" Mixed Media Artisan Style album by Keri.


Love the cover and this spine on Keri's mixed media Artisan Style album. Love the dimension! #graphic45


Keri makes our Metal butterflies shine with some great paint! #graphic45


Amazing details on this Artisan Style "Inspire" mixed media album by Keri #graphic45


The amazing pages in Keri's Artisan Style mixed media album #graphic45

Keri shares her project ideas throughout this album. What a beautiful album filled with glorious creative plans!


Keri shares her project ideas in her beautiful Artisan Style mixed media album - awesome idea! #graphic45


Keep your ATCs altogether in a great handmade folder. This idea is by Keri using Artisan Style and our Mixed Media Album Staples #graphic45

Share who inspires you in your craft inspiration album. Love this!


Share your inspirations in a brilliant album,. This idea is by Keri using Artisan Style and our Mixed Media Album Staples #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45 “Mixed Media Album” in Ivory

Graphic 45 “Artisan Style” 12x12 Paper Pad

Graphic 45 “Artisan Style” Stickers

Graphic 45 “Artisan Style” Decorative Chipboard

Graphic 45 “Artisan Style” Journaling Chipboard

Graphic 45 “Artisan Style” Ephemera Cards

Graphic 45 “Artisan Style” Cling Stamp #3

Graphic 45 Metal Butterflies

Other Supplies:
Star Placemat (Pink Paislee)
Embossing Folder (Spellbinders)
Paint (Adirondack Paint Dabbers in Pool, Gold and Mushroom)
Pen (Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pen in Black)
Gesso
Canvas Ribbon (Canvas Corp)
Heart Buttons (Misc)
Adhesive (Hot Glue Gun & Aleene’s Tacky Glue)
“Inspire” Chipboard (Unknown)

Next, Nichola shares an incredible project with our Window Shadow Box! See what she has to say about this great creation:

"The Graphic 45 window shadow boxes just beg to display collections. And collections should definitely be displayed! What use are those little tid-bits we hold dear if only to be shoved in a box in the back of the closet? So I gussied up a Black Window Shadow Box with Craftmanship and This Old House from Artisan Style, added some chipboard gears and wings, topped it with vintage ‘junk’ and then finished it off with a Door Knocker for a bit of ‘rawr!’. On the little shelves I’ve tucked new and vintage treasures. It may seem like a jumble of miscellaneous bits but there is a loose theme here: the meaning of life according to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. The number 42." ~Nichola

Nichola uses our new Window Album Staples and Artisan Style to create a brilliant display for her amazing found items! What a brilliant piece! #graphic45


The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy fans! This amazing project is inspired by the pivotal plot piece of the "Meaning of Life"! Amazing Window Shadow Box by Nichola using Artisan Style #graphic45


Lion knockers, fun found items, and more on this Window Shadow Box by Nichola! Love love! #graphic45


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Nichola was inspired by The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy to make this amazing piece! She shares the meaning of life in this fun piece #graphic45

Supply List

Window Shadow Box
Artisan Style Craftmanship

Artisan Style This Old House

Door Knocker

Steampunk Shape Set
Faux Metal Number Plates
Filigree Corners
JUNK!

Adhesive
Acrylic paint

Don't forget you can win this prize pack full of Raining Cats & Dogs! Just comment here on our blog or on Facebook to enter. So fun!

Raining Cats & Dogs $35 Prize Pack - 1

What an awesome set of projects. Thanks so much for joining us today, G45ers! Also, big thanks to Keri and Nichola for sharing their fantastic projects.

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