unique papercrafting graphic 45

Dec 10, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Give a Gift with Cityscapes!

  Mini Euro, CityScapes, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (11)

Maggi Harding has a super special share for us today! One of her holiday gifts is a meaningful album for her family. What a great idea for your loved ones! Let's take a look!

Mini Euro, CityScapes, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (11)

"A European vacation and CityScapes were made for each other!  Lucky for me, my brother and sister-in-law went to Germany and Benelux this spring and I thought a mini for them would be the perfect Christmas gift!  Even more fun for me is that a lot of their photos were of places I have been so it was a walk down memory lane.  We lived in Frankfurt, Germany when I was teenager and my brother even had a photo of where we used to live!" ~Maggi

Mini Euro, CityScapes, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (11)

Mini Euro, CityScapes, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (11)

Mini Euro, CityScapes, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (11)

Mini Euro, CityScapes, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (11)

Mini Euro, CityScapes, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (11)

Mini Euro, CityScapes, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (11)

Tip:  Cover each page of your mini with a sheet of paper first.  Then you have the "bones" of your mini done.  Now you can add layers, embellishments and photos to make each page unique.

Mini Euro, CityScapes, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (11)

Mini Euro, CityScapes, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (11)

Tip: Mini album covers get a lot of wear and tear.  You can make them durable by using matte medium to adhere all your papers and coat over the cover.  If you have dimensional fussy cut pieces of your covers, matte medium will give them strength and help prevent tearing.

Mini Euro, CityScapes, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (11)

Mini Euro, CityScapes, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (11)

Mini Euro, CityScapes, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (11)

Mini Euro, CityScapes, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (11)

Mini Euro, CityScapes, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (11)


Mini Euro, CityScapes, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (11)


Supply List

CityScapes Collection:
12 x 12 pad
8 x 8 pad
Ephemera Cards
Tags & Pockets
Decorative and Journaling Chipboard
Stickers
Stapes Metal Door Plates and Knobs
Staples Mixed Media Album Black
Staples Metal Clock Keys
Staples Policy Envelopes Regular Black
Other Supplies:
Black Cardstock
Petaloo Briar Rose Canvas Teal
Petaloo Mixed Textured Blossoms x 4 Teal
Petaloo Botanica Petite's x 11 Teal
Liquitex Matte Medium

Thanks for joining us for this special Saturday share. We hope you have an excellent weekend!

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

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

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Dec 9, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Send Love with a St. Nicholas Card!

  Olga November Card and tutorial ST Nicolas (3)

'Tis the season for holiday cards! You can never have too many. Today, Olga Heldwein and Alexandra Morein have wonderful cards for us using St. Nicholas. There's tutorials with each of them as well - how fun! Let's see Olga's gorgeous card covered with flowers, layers, and more!

Olga November Card and tutorial ST Nicolas (3)

 

Olga's Christmas card video tutorial

Olga November Card and tutorial ST Nicolas (3)


Olga November Card and tutorial ST Nicolas (3)




Olga November Card and tutorial ST Nicolas (3)


Olga November Card and tutorial ST Nicolas (3)


Olga November Card and tutorial ST Nicolas (3)

Supply List

St Nicholas 12x12 Pad
4501412
St Nicholas 12x12 Patterns & Solids Pad
4501411
St Nicholas Banners
4501414

St Nicholas Decorative Chipboard
4501415

gel Medium
Xyron tape-glue tool
Xyron Sticker maker
Stampedous glitter
Color Box Ink
Petaloo Flowers

The amazing Alexandra shares a beautifully decorated card with us today! Isn't this stunning? Try her tutorial below!

St Nicholas Card, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 2

"Magical!!! This is what I can say about the St. Nicholas collection. The colors are festive and bright and when you flip through the paper pad, you literally feel itchy and your hands want to start creating.

Today I would like to share a card followed by a video tutorial. In the tutorial I will demonstrate how to make a 6X6” card with multiple layers and die cut elements, how to create an original framing for a central image of the composition and how to finish the card off with additional embellishments." ~Alexandra

St Nicholas Card, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 2

 

St. Nicholas Card Tutorial


St Nicholas Card, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 2


St Nicholas Card, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 2


St Nicholas Card, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 2


St Nicholas Card, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 2


St Nicholas Card, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 2

Supply List

St Nicholas 6x6 Patterns & Solids Pad
St Nicholas 12x12 Pad
St Nicholas Ephemera Cards
Other products used:
Petaloo flowers
http://petaloo.cameoez.com/Scripts/PublicSite/?template=ViewCat
La-La Land Crafts dies
http://lalalandcrafts.com/DIES_c27.htm
Fantasy dies
http://hobbyshop-flowers.ru/nozhi-marianne/nozhi-fantasy/

 Now, it's time to announce this week's blog giveaway winner! Our randomly chosen winner is....

-Sara Emily Barker: Great holiday project ideas! Mmmmm--M&M's!!! Thank you for yet another chance to win an awesome prize! Fingers eyes and legs crossed this time!

Congratulations, Sara! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Thanks to everyone who entered this week!

St. Nicholas & Scrapbook Adhesives Graphic 45 Prize Pack!

Thanks for joining us today! We hope you have a wonderful and festive 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 

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Dec 8, 2016 5:00:00 AM

A St. Nicholas Album & Card!

  St Nicholas Easel Album, St Nicholas, by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 005

 The holiday inspiration continues from our amazing Design Team! We have an album and a card for you today from Sandy Trefger and and Elena Olinevich. You will adore their wonderful projects! Let's start with Sandy's amazing easel album:


St Nicholas Easel Album, St Nicholas, by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 005

"I think everyone has that one person on their Christmas gift list that has everything and you just don’t know what to give them for the holiday.  You’ve already done the gift card and cash and you want something different, something special.  That’s when you look to Graphic 45 and their beautiful paper collections!  This year I’ve made a wonderful St. Nicholas Easel Album that can be placed on a counter, mantel or desk and it has the photo mats for this years’ holiday photos.  I know just the person to give it to!  While this project may look complicated, it’s really not.  You could easily finish this in an afternoon or evening.  So grab a pre-made Graphic 45 Easel Album, your favorite Graphic 45 paper collection, some embellishments, inks and powders and get to work.  Happy Crafting!" ~ Sandy


St Nicholas Easel Album, St Nicholas, by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 005

 

St Nicholas Easel Album, St Nicholas, by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 005

Tip: When creating an easel album such as this one, you may find that as you add more paper and embellishments on the front and back of the pages that it will not stand up.  Do not despair! There is a fix.  Cut two pieces of heavy chipboard the length and width of the space that goes between the base (the part that folds up).  Glue those two pieces of chipboard together and wrap with a piece of the patterned paper.  Slide the finished piece into the space at the base.  Do not glue it down as you might want to slide it out to fold the album.  But this will give just enough extra weight and sturdiness to help your easel album to stand up straight.

St Nicholas Easel Album, St Nicholas, by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 005

 

St Nicholas Easel Album, St Nicholas, by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 005

St Nicholas Easel Album, St Nicholas, by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 005

St Nicholas Easel Album, St Nicholas, by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 005

St Nicholas Easel Album, St Nicholas, by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 005

St Nicholas Easel Album, St Nicholas, by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 005

St Nicholas Easel Album, St Nicholas, by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 005

St Nicholas Easel Album, St Nicholas, by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 005



St Nicholas Easel Album, St Nicholas, by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 005


St Nicholas Easel Album, St Nicholas, by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 005

Supply List:

Graphic 45 St. Nicholas 12x12 Paper Pad
Graphic 45 St. Nicholas Journaling Chipboard
Graphic 45 St. Nicholas Banners
Graphic 45 St. Nicholas Tags & Pockets
Graphic 45 Kraft Easel Album
Cranberry Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Chipboard Street Lamps
Gold Embellishment Mouse
White Glitter Embossing Powder
Snowflake Buttons or Stickers
Small Cardinals
Pine Cones & Berries Floral Elements
Twine
Red Metallic Twine
Red & Cream Twill Ribbon
Red Glitter Trim
Poinsettia Flowers or Dies
Gold Seed Beads (If making your own paper Poinsettias)
Greenery & leaves or Dies
Decorative Border Punch
Adhesive

Now, delight in this festive card from Elena! What gorgeous layers and details!


Christmas Pop Up Card, St.Nicholas, by Elena Olinevich, product by Graphic45, photo4

"What I like most of all about Christmas time  is that you can do as many cards as you like , and all of them are in demand.

 However if you are a long time crafter and your friends have used to receive handmade cards, you need to think how you can surprise them. and I am sure that Pop Up cards  are always a surprise for everyone.

 Moreover it’s much easy to recreate the winter scenes inside, or children playing, so all you need is to take your scissors, a ruler , beautiful papers and start making fussy cutting and planning all those pop up composition schemes.

  I wanted to use several techniques in my card, not only a pop up, but many layers and embellishments. While cutting out all of the pieces, I decided to experiment with 3D texture, and use this techniques for some of the flowers and the bell on the cover.

 I used up to 3-4 repeated layers and added only a half or a ⅓ part of the whole flower on the top, and it really looks more natural and dimensional.

 Hope that you will be eager to try it on your cards too." ~Sandy


Christmas Pop Up Card, St.Nicholas, by Elena Olinevich, product by Graphic45, photo4


Christmas Pop Up Card, St.Nicholas, by Elena Olinevich, product by Graphic45, photo4


Christmas Pop Up Card, St.Nicholas, by Elena Olinevich, product by Graphic45, photo4

Christmas Pop Up Card, St.Nicholas, by Elena Olinevich, product by Graphic45, photo4

Supply list:

St.Nicholas 8x8 Pad
St.Nicholas Be Jolly
St.Nicholas North Pole
St.Nicholas Christmas Cheer
St.Nicholas Bells and Bows
Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L - 3D Foam Pads and Tape
Prima Marketing Flowers
Martha Stewart Punch

This week we are giving away an amazing prize pack full of St. Nicholas and Scrapbook Adhesives products! Look at all the wonderful products in this prize pack - wow! All you need to do to win is comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page! We will announce a winner here on the blog tomorrow, so make sure to enter today!

St. Nicholas & Scrapbook Adhesives Graphic 45 Prize Pack!

Thanks for joining us today and we can't wait to see more of your holiday projects! Share them on our Facebook page or Instagram using #graphic45!

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

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

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Dec 7, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Shine Bright with St. Nicholas!

  Christmas Candle St Nicholas by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 12

We have glowingly great ideas on the blog today from Marina BlauKitchen and Clare Charvill! Spread light and joy this holiday season! First, let's see what Marina BlauKitchen has created:

 

Christmas Candle St Nicholas by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 12

"Create a beautiful, warm and cozy Christmas atmosphere lighting this special St Nicholas Candle." ~Marina BlauKitchen


Christmas Candle St Nicholas by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 12


Christmas Candle St Nicholas by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 12

Tip: Fussy cut twice the same design and glue both overlapping so you get some volume, as I did with bells and some flowers.


Christmas Candle St Nicholas by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 12

Tip: Add moss, pine cone or red fruits and integrate them with paper decoration.


Christmas Candle St Nicholas by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 12


Christmas Candle St Nicholas by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 12


Christmas Candle St Nicholas by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 12


Christmas Candle St Nicholas by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 12


Christmas Candle St Nicholas by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 12


Christmas Candle St Nicholas by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 12


Christmas Candle St Nicholas by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 12


Christmas Candle St Nicholas by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 12

Supply List

4501402 St. Nicholas Sweet Tooth
#4501404 St. Nicholas Christmas Cheer
#4501397 St. Nicholas
#4501398 St. Nicholas Bells&Bows
#4501401 St. Nicholas Be Jolly
Icelandic green moss
#1224224 Burlap Pointsettias red

Clare shares a gorgeous handmade lantern using St. Nicholas!

St Nicholas Lantern 1 Clare Charvill Graphic 45

"I'm loving the traditional colours in this years Christmas collection. They're just perfect to create festive home decor pieces for your home.  This was a fun piece to create.  I took one of my lantern kits and a selection of papers from the St Nicholas collection and spent a fun afternoon bringing the lantern to life. The pretty floral borders on the North Pole paper were the perfect width for the stand and  once that was decorated I matched the colours by using plainer papers from the collection to alter the other parts of the lantern to create this festive focal point for my mother in laws mantle piece.  I've gone for a less is more look this year to show case the papers and just a few fussy cut sprays of flowers from the Bells and Bows 12 x 12 paper, a spotty band around the LED tea light and the border strip around the top of the lantern lid to tie it in with the stand. Here's the supply list if you'd like to make one yourself." ~Clare

St Nicholas Lantern 2 Clare Charvill Graphic 45

 Supply List

Lantern Kit from My Creative Spirit
Black Paint 
Tacky Glue 
LED Tea Light 
Wooden Knob x 1 

This week we are giving away an amazing prize pack full of St. Nicholas and Scrapbook Adhesives products! Look at all the wonderful products in this prize pack - wow! All you need to do to win is comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page! We will announce a winner here on the blog on Friday, so make sure to enter today!

St. Nicholas & Scrapbook Adhesives Graphic 45 Prize Pack!

Don't you love these bright and beautiful projects? We hope you shine bright this holiday season!

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 

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Dec 6, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Great Gift Ideas with Graphic 45!

  Gift Card Holders, St. Nicholas, By Katelyn Grosart, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 13

The holiday season is a time of gifts! What's better than a handmade gift? Today, we have glorious gift ideas from Katelyn Grosart and Magda Cortez. You will love their great idea! First, let's see Katelyn's gorgeous set of gift card holders:

Gift Card Holders, St. Nicholas, By Katelyn Grosart, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 13

"Using the ATC Policy Envelopes in Black I was able to create a fun set of gift cardholders. To decorate the outside of the Policy Envelopes I used leftover pieces from creating a Christmas Card. For the inside piece that holds the gift card, use a piece of black cardstock as well as a piece of patterned paper that coordinates with the outside of the gift cardholder from the St. Nicholas collection.' ~Katelyn


Gift Card Holders, St. Nicholas, By Katelyn Grosart, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 13

 


Gift Card Holders, St. Nicholas, By Katelyn Grosart, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 13

Tip: To decorate smaller projects, use left over scraps.


Gift Card Holders, St. Nicholas, By Katelyn Grosart, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 13

Gift Card Holders, St. Nicholas, By Katelyn Grosart, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 13



Gift Card Holders, St. Nicholas, By Katelyn Grosart, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 13



Gift Card Holders, St. Nicholas, By Katelyn Grosart, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 13


Gift Card Holders, St. Nicholas, By Katelyn Grosart, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 13

Supply List

Left over pieces of paper from St. Nicholas
Staples: Policy Envelopes – ATC Black
Black Cardstock
Black Soot Distress Ink
Blending Tool
Edge Distressor
Foam Squares
Sookwang Tape
Scissors
Cutting knife & Self Healing Mat

The amazing Magda now shares a sweet treat that is perfect to share this holiday season!

Christmas Mason Jar Gift, St. Nicholas, By Magda Cortez, Product By Graphic 45, Photo 04 of 05, Project with Tutorial

"Hello All..!!! Are you ready for Christmas? Today I have a super easy project and you will love it! We all need last minute gifts or maybe give just a detail to somebody.. well let me tell you this is the perfect gift for that special person.. You can use this mason jar as a gift card holder o money holder! YES!! It has a secret compartment inside .. I love the idea.. We just need a toilet paper roll or you can make the tube with paper for a Gift Card, Gifts cards need bigger mason jars.. This is small and the gift card didn’t fit inside the toilet paper..  I hope you like the idea.. I made a snapguide with all the steps!

Happy Holidays * Merry Christmas"

~Magda Cortez

Christmas Mason Jar Gift, St. Nicholas, By Magda Cortez, Product By Graphic 45, Photo 04 of 05, Project with Tutorial

 

Check out How to Create Christmas Mason Jar Gift by Magda Cortez on Snapguide.


Christmas Mason Jar Gift, St. Nicholas, By Magda Cortez, Product By Graphic 45, Photo 04 of 05, Project with Tutorial


Christmas Mason Jar Gift, St. Nicholas, By Magda Cortez, Product By Graphic 45, Photo 04 of 05, Project with Tutorial



Christmas Mason Jar Gift, St. Nicholas, By Magda Cortez, Product By Graphic 45, Photo 04 of 05, Project with Tutorial

Supply List

St. Nicholas 6x6 Paper Pad
St. Nicholas -Bells and Bows 12x12
St. Nicholas Tags
M&M Chocolates
Mason Jar
Ribbons

This week we are giving away an amazing prize pack full of St. Nicholas and Scrapbook Adhesives products! Look at all the wonderful products in this prize pack - wow! All you need to do to win is comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page! We will announce a winner here on the blog on Friday, so make sure to enter today!

St. Nicholas & Scrapbook Adhesives Graphic 45 Prize Pack!

What do you love to give as handmade gifts? We can't wait to read!

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

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

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save