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Jul 6, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Gorgeous Graphic 45 Cards

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We have gorgeous card ideas on the blog today! We love cards and we know our G45ers do as well. Arlene Cuevas shares a stunning Gilded Lily card and then Lori wows with a great card using Sizzix dies. It's a cardmaking party!

First, Arlene shares this beautiful Gilded Lily card. It's so much fun to see you all starting to create with these new collections! Amazing work!

"The soft color palette and vintage imagery of the Gilded Lily collection is breathtaking! I had so much fun cutting into these papers to create this special card. I hope you like it!

Tip: Use a corner punch on your card to add a different touch to a standard card. Multiple layers on the card make it even more fun!" ~Arlene

Gilded Lily card by Arlene Cuevas #graphic45


Gilded Lily card by Arlene Cuevas #graphic45


Gilded Lily card by Arlene Cuevas #graphic45


Inside of this Gilded Lily card by Arlene Cuevas #graphic45


The inside of this beautiful Gilded Lily card by Arlene Cuevas #graphic45

Supply List

Gilded Lily 12x12 pad
Gilded Lily 6x6 Patterns & Solids
Gilded Lily Decorative chipboard
Staples: Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key
I Am Rose Flowers
MFT Leaves Dienamics
Cheery Lyn Designs Heart Doily die
Ranger Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap
Paper Trey Ink, White card stock & Kraft card stock
Recollections pearls
Sequins
3M ATG
Glossy Accents
Hot Glue

Next, we adore how this card unfolds and stands by Lori. What a great use of An ABC Primer and Sizzix dies!

“This card encompasses everything I love, stand up/fancy fold cards, handmade flowers and then some fussy cutting from detailed Graphic 45 paper.   All those things go together to create such a 'WOW' factor.  I love it.  I really love to have lots of layers on my projects and one easy way to do that is with foam tape.  I go through the stuff like crazy.  You can get varying heights on your projects but stacking the foam tape at multiple levels.  It’s just a simple way to give interest to your project and your clustered areas ." ~Lori

ABC Primer Graphic 45 sizzix easel card by Lori Williams #graphic45


ABC Primer Graphic 45 sizzix easel card by Lori Williams #graphic45


Beautiful flowers on this An ABC Primer Graphic 45 Sizzix easel card by Lori Williams #graphic45


Beautiful flowers on this ABC Primer Graphic 45 sizzix easel card by Lori Williams #graphic45
The inside of this An ABC Primer Graphic 45 sizzix easel card by Lori Williams #graphic45

 Supply List  

ABC Primer 12 x 12 Paper
Bedtime Stories

Alphabet Soup
Grammar School
Jumping Joan
Building Blocks
Other Products Used:
Sizzix Die : Regal Stand Up Card
Tim Holtz Sizzix Die: Tattered Flower Garland
FSJ Black Licorice Ink
Sponge Dauber
Foam Tape
Zip Dries Glue
Dries Clear Glue
X-acto Tool
Seal Healing Mat
Black Card Stock
McGill Flower Tools and Mat

Let's see who won last week's A Proper Gentleman prize pack! Our randomly chosen winner is...

-Kelly Kennedy: Beautiful as always!
Love the little girls thoughts on how to treat people!

Congratulations, Kelly! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to  claim your prize. Thanks to everyone for taking part, but don't worry! There's a new contest to enter this week. Who wants to win Gilded Lily? Just enter below to win this fabulous prize pack!

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Thanks for joining us today for these wonderful ideas! We hope you leave inspired and ready for some cardmaking. Thanks to Arlene and Lori!

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

Jul 5, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Unique and Stunning Graphic 45 Layouts

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Our new Design Team and Ambassadors have such a clever eye for unique and gorgeous layouts. Today, Brit Sviggum will share a layout that will warm your heart. And G45 Ambassador Alberto Juarez Diaz shares a clever technique with Artisan Style. It will be a glorious day!

We found such inspiration in Brit's daughters words, and even more in her stunning Cinderella Gilded Lily layout!

"My daughter and I went to see the new Cinderella movie, and I got the idea to make this layout. Here you see Cinderella with her two stepsisters. I have placed a bucket and wash rag in the picture to show that Cinderelle had to clean and work all the time.

My daughter at six said after the movie: 'mum, we have to remember that everyone must be treated equally regardless whether they are poor or rich.' And I think that was so nice to hear." ~Brit

Brit's fabulous Cinderella layout using Gilded Lily #graphic45


Brit's fabulous Cinderella layout using Gilded Lily #graphic45


Brit's fabulous Cinderella layout using Gilded Lily #graphic45

Supply List

Papers:
Gilded Lily - Lavish Lifestyle #4501128
Gilded Lily - Creme de la Creme #4501127
Gilded Lily - Tres Chic #4501132
Home Sweet Home - Handmade #4501072
Embellishment:
Cardstock stickers:
Rare Oddities #4501156
Precious Memories #4501097
Gilded Lily #4501139
Cling stamp:
Artisan style3
Others:
Gesso, Mist, Watercolour pencils

Next, Alberto shares amazing paper piercing techniques with this amazing framed Artisan Style layout. He reminds us that layouts don't have to be 12x12 and can be pieces of art!

Paper piercing LO, Artisan Style, by AlbertoJuarez using Graphic 45


Paper piercing LO, Artisan Style, by AlbertoJuarez using Graphic 45

Supply List:

Artisan Style Collection

You have until tonight at 11:59 PM PST to enter to win this prize pack of A Proper Gentleman! Enter today by commenting here on the blog or on our Facebook page! Woo hoo!

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We so enjoyed sharing these awesome ideas with you today. Many thanks to Brit and Alberto! Have a lovely Sunday, 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

Jul 4, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Graphic 45 Presents June Time to Flourish Cards + Tags Project Sheet

June Time to Flourish Cards & Tags

Click for the June Time to Flourish cards and tag Project Sheet #graphic45

Click to get the Time to Flourish project sheet! #graphic45

Download the Time to Flourish June Cards & Tags Project Sheet

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Jul 3, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Stylish Celebrations with Handmade Cards & Invitations

Bridal Shower Invitations by Solange Marques- Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Collection 3 (2)

Today, we have gorgeous ideas for invitations and cards. Solange Marques shares the most brilliant bridal shower invitations, and Donna Espiritu reminds you to Dream with a gorgeous card of her own. It will be a wonderful cardmaking celebration here on the blog today!

First, Solange shares the most gorgeous Botanical Tea bridal shower invitations. How magical would it be to receive these for a shower!

"My daughter is going to marry in August and I am preparing her Bridal Shower next month. Botanical collection is perfect for the theme that I chose. The invitations are boxes that when opened they show a tea-pot. I need to make a lot of these..." ~Solange

Bridal Shower Invitations by Solange Marques- Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Collection


Bridal Shower Invitations by Solange Marques- Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Collection


Bridal Shower Invitations by Solange Marques- Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Collection


Bridal Shower Invitations by Solange Marques- Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Collection


Bridal Shower Invitations by Solange Marques- Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Collection


Bridal Shower Invitations by Solange Marques- Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Collection


Bridal Shower Invitations by Solange Marques- Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Collection


Bridal Shower Invitations by Solange Marques- Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Collection

Supply List

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea 8x8 Pad
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea 6x6 Patterns and Solid Pad
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Journaling Chipboard
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Decorative Sticker
Acrylic Gesso, Ink Pad, Resin.

Next, Donna shares a beautiful Artisan Style "Dream" card. We just love the way this unfolds!

Artisan Style "Dream" card by Donna #graphic45


Artisan Style "Dream" card by Donna #graphic45


Artisan Style "Dream" card by Donna #graphic45


Artisan Style "Dream" card by Donna #graphic45

 

Supply list

Graphic 45 Artisan Style 12x12, 8x8 papers
Graphic 45 Artisan Style chipboard
Graphic 45 Artisan Style stamp
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic ornate metal brad
Sizzix Stephanie Barnard Framelits 659632
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam tape
Cuttlebug embossing folder - Swiss dots
Stazon ink - black
A4 cardstock - black

You have until Sunday evening of July 5 at 11:59 PM PST to enter our A Proper Gentleman giveaway! Just comment here on the blog or on Facebook.

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Thanks for joining us for these creative card ideas. Many thanks to Solange and Donna! Have a great 4th of July weekend, G45ers!

Happy Cardmaking,

The G45 Family

 

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

Jul 2, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Celebrate 4th of July with Handmade Decorations!

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It's almost the 4th of July here in America where we celebrate Independence! It's a great day for barbecues, picnics, and parties and we have some fabulous ideas for you today from Ginny Nemchak and Maggi Harding!

First, Ginny shares the most beautiful centerpiece using Home Sweet Home! We love her handmade pinwheels and shiny stars. What a perfect party decoration!

Home Sweet Home Floral Centerpiece Napkin and Utensil Holder 1


Home Sweet Home Floral Centerpiece Napkin and Utensil Holder 1


Home Sweet Home Floral Centerpiece Napkin and Utensil Holder 1


Home Sweet Home Floral Centerpiece Napkin and Utensil Holder 1


Home Sweet Home Floral Centerpiece Napkin and Utensil Holder 1


Home Sweet Home Floral Centerpiece Napkin and Utensil Holder 1

Supply List

Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home~Home Sweet Home
Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home~Handmade
Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home~My Sunshine
Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home~6x6 Paper Pad
Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home~8x8 Paper Pad
Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home~Die Cut Chipboard Tags 1
Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home~Die Cut Chipboard Tags 2
Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home~12x12 Cardstock Stickers
Graphic 45 Staples~Large Black Tag Album
Graphic 45 Staples~Stamped Metal Brads
Petaloo Flowers
Tim Holtz Distress INk~Black Soot
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Vintage Mason Jar

Next, Maggi shares this absolutely beautiful spread using Home Sweet Home! This looks like a great party to attend!

"Here's a quick little project that you can put together in no time.  The napkin rings are simply 6 x 3" punched strips of paper glued together and embellished with a quick homemade flower and button.  Then I've wrapped more of the design paper around a tin milk jug, added a punched contrasting strip around the middle along with a Home Sweet Home tag.  I made a pretty "platform" for my jug by layering a 12" doily over a 12 x 12" sheet of design paper.  Red poppies complete the look and I'm all ready for a fun July 4th get-together!  Quick decorating schemes are my thing because I love to cook and when entertaining, I spend my time preparing the food rather than fussing with decorations and such.

Now I have a little secret, I LOVE that tin milk jug and I love to use it for many occasions, sooooo, I glued the paper to itself rather than the jug.  That way I can remove the paper and easily change the look of my jug and incorporate it into different decorating schemes." ~Maggi

Table Decor, Home Sweet Home, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)


Table Decor, Home Sweet Home, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)


Table Decor, Home Sweet Home, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)


Table Decor, Home Sweet Home, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)


Table Decor, Home Sweet Home, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)

Supply List

Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home  Collection (12 x 12):
With the exception of the sheet of paper underneath the jug, I used all scraps from these
papers for this project -
Home Sweet Home
Garden Fresh
Handmade
Granny's Quilt
Apple Pie
Scraps from the Home Sweet Home 6 x 6' pad
Other:
red and blue buttons
Gold cord
McGill Floriano flower punch
Spellbinders Gold Label Four (diecut underneath fussy cut Home Sweet Home oval)
Fiskars Threading Water border punch
1/4" Scor-tape
12" doily
White cardstock

Don't forget you have until Monday to win this A Proper Gentleman prize pack! So, enter today by commenting here on the blog or on our Facebook page

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We hope you enjoyed seeing these fabulous 4th of July ideas. Many thanks to Ginny and Maggi! What fun!

Happy 4th of July,

The G45 Family

 

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