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Jul 29, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Graphic 45 & Scrapbook Adhesives Blog Hop: Day 2

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Welcome to Day 2 of the Graphic 45 & Scrapbook Adhesives Blog Hop! Did you have fun hopping yesterday? We certainly hope you did. Today, there is more hopping to do, another day to win, and more incredible designers sharing their work. Join in the fun!

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Are you familiar with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L? We love their products, and their dimensional tape is a staple for the G45 team. Learn more about this great company!

"Our reliable and easy to use adhesives are perfect for not only scrapbooking, but also card making, mixed media, home décor and more. We offer strong permanent adhesives for archival use, 3D Foam for dimension, and repositionable adhesive for multiple uses. We cover it all! So much more than scrapbooking!

3L Consumer Products A/S has more than 40 years of experience designing adhesives for the creative industry.  The Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® brand was introduced with the focus of providing a full-line of rigorously tested and approved adhesives that are safe for all your crafts. You are our inspiration to provide the most reliable, easy-to-use adhesives to suit any papercrafting need. Our guarantee leaves you free to focus on your craft!"

Here are the many places you can keep up with Scrapbook Adhesives:

Scrapbook Adhesives Facebook 
Scrapbook Adhesives Instagram 
Scrapbook Adhesives Pinterest 
Scrapbook Adhesives Twitter 
Scrapbook Adhesives YouTube
Scrapbook AdhesivesGoogle+ 
Scrapbook Adhesives Website
The Crafty Power Blog

Today is another day you can enter to win this great prize pack of Come Away with Me and Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares. All you have to do is hop along with all the links and comment on each of the blogs. We will announce a randomly chosen winner this coming Monday, August 4, here on the blog. Have fun!

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Hop along with us:

Scrapbook Adhesives Blog

Graphic 45 Blog <--- YOU ARE HERE!

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Ginny Nemchak's Blog

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Katie Zoey Ho's Blog

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Keri Sallee's Blog

AJ Otto's Blog

Latisha Yoast's Blog

You're going to love each and every project. Thanks for hopping with us, G45ers!

With Love, Tape, and Pretty Paper,

Graphic 45

Jul 28, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Graphic 45 & Scrapbook Adhesives Blog Hop: Day 1

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Welcome to the blog this Monday! We have teamed up with our amazing friends over at Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L for a fantastic blog hop! This is going to be one fantastic week full of absolutely incredible projects from our Graphic 45 Design Team and the wonderful Scrapbook Adhesives Design Team. There will be giveaways, there will be great ideas, there may even be some tutorials...All in all, there are lots of things to be excited about this week. Below, you will find all the links to hop along with our designers. So, let's get to the fun!

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Let's get to know more about our fabulous friends over at Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L!

"Our reliable and easy to use adhesives are perfect for not only scrapbooking, but also card making, mixed media, home décor and more. We offer strong permanent adhesives for archival use, 3D Foam for dimension, and repositionable adhesive for multiple uses. We cover it all! So much more than scrapbooking!

3L Consumer Products A/S has more than 40 years of experience designing adhesives for the creative industry.  The Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® brand was introduced with the focus of providing a full-line of rigorously tested and approved adhesives that are safe for all your crafts. You are our inspiration to provide the most reliable, easy-to-use adhesives to suit any papercrafting need. Our guarantee leaves you free to focus on your craft!"

Here are the many places you can keep up with Scrapbook Adhesives:

Scrapbook Adhesives Facebook 
Scrapbook Adhesives Instagram 
Scrapbook Adhesives Pinterest 
Scrapbook Adhesives Twitter 
Scrapbook Adhesives YouTube
Scrapbook AdhesivesGoogle+ 
Scrapbook Adhesives Website
The Crafty Power Blog

Who loves a giveaway? We know we do! This week this beautiful Come Away with Me prize package with some Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares are up for grabs. All you need to do is follow along with the links of the blog hop and comment on each of the blogs  to be entered to win. We will choose a winner and announce that winner this following Monday, August 4, so that everyone has a chance to follow along with the blog hop. How fun is that?

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Hop along with us:

Scrapbook Adhesives Blog

Graphic 45 Blog <--- YOU ARE HERE!

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Andrew Roberts' Blog

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Annette Green's Blog

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Donna Espiritu's Blog

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Ginger Ropp's Blog

Tiffany Johnson's Blog

Asia King's Blog

Have fun hopping, and remember to comment on all the links for your chance to win the great giveaway above. Stay tuned to our Facebook page for another giveaway this week. Most of all, have a blast!

Happy Hopping,

Graphic 45

 

Jul 25, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Thanks for Joining Us for the Graphic 45 Color Challenge!

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We have had such a fun week celebrating the possibility of the full spectrum of our signature series of G45 colors! We are going to leave you with some real inspiration for this last day of the G45 Color Challenge! Annette Green has a beautiful An Eerie Tale mini album and tutorial. Keri Sallee shares the most beautiful Steampunk Spells house with a Snapguide tutorial. Then, Lori Williams rounds out this week with a fantastic card using An Eerie Tale. What a fun Friday!

Who won our contest this week?? We know you all want to know! Our randomly chosen winner is....

-Shirley Babbit: Wow, wow, wow!!

Congratulations, Shirley! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Thanks to everyone who took part in this week's contest! Join us next week for another chance to win.

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Thanks to everyone who joined us at the Sierra Pacific Trade Show! We had such a great time seeing our store owners and the other great companies in this fun industry. We had a fun class, Make n' Takes, and more. Here are some fun photos from the booth this past week in Salt Lake City, Utah!

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The lovely Charee and Aimee Filimoehala showing off Time to Celebrate.


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Our amazing Meggan Howell from our customer service team led the fun Make n' Takes at our booth! Also, isn't our newest G45er Gus a real cutie?

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Thanks so much for joining us in Utah! What a fun week.

Now, it's time for the G45 Color Challenge! Here are the colors from our Signature Series of Core'dinations Cardstock. We asked our designers to choose three colors to inspire a project. As we've seen this week, the results have been outstanding! Try the G45 Color Challenge when inspiration just won't strike. 

Dark Core'dination Cardstock Signature Series Colors:
http://www.coredinations.com/index.php/products/signature-series/graphic-45-darks/

 

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Light Core'dination Cardstock Signature Series Colors:
http://www.coredinations.com/index.php/products/signature-series/graphic-45-lights/
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Annette chose Tuscan Sunset, Photogenic, and Antique Moss for her project.  We love this mini and the tutorial that goes with it!

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"I love Halloween and can’t wait to start my Halloween projects with An Eerie Tale, however when I saw the beautiful floral page (Enchantment) and the patterns on the backside of some of the papers, I just had to make a pretty floral mini album right away. This little mini is quick, easy and unique with it’s many pockets and tags. I love that the paper is so versatile that it can be used for “anytime” projects in addition to Fall and Halloween. (Note: For those who watch the video, I apologize for the volume fluctuations. Be sure to adjust the volume slider to hear it best.)"~Annette

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SUPPLIES

An Eerie Tale Enchantment

An Eerie Tale Abracadabra

An Eerie Tale Wicked Whimsey

An Eerie Tale Grand Illusion

Graphic 45 Staples Regular Tag Album

Signature Series Cardstock for Graphic 45:

Tuscan Sunset cardstock

Photogenic cardstock

Antique Moss cardstock

Pearl Blush cardstock

Hampton Art stamp sets: French Country 2 (ICO216) and Butterfly Specifics (ICO279)

Petalloo flowers, green & orange

⅝” wide cream ribbon, May Arts

Various ribbons, lace and black waxed twine

Corner rounder punch

Brown ink for edge-distressing

Black ink for stamping

Mercury Glass Stickles for shimmery highlights

Keri shows that it doesn't have to just be three colors - get inspired by four or five! She chose Bon Voyage, Tuscan Sunset, Dark Cashmere, and Photogenic for this amazing project!

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"When we were asked to pick 3 colors from Graphic 45’s Core’dinations colors, I was immediately drawn to Bon Voyage, a yummy dark aqua/teal color. There were so many color combinations that would be amazing, so I decided to look through my G45 collections until that color YELLED out at me. And let me tell you….nothing shouted louder than Steampunk Spells. It is one of my all time favorite collections and I love the color combo of the aquas and oranges.


My inspiration colors are:

Bon Voyage

Tuscan Sunset

Dark Cashmere

Photogenic (Because you can’t do steampunk without brown and black, right?!)


My project was inspired by my love of upcycling things (and my slight tendency to be a little cheap! LOL) File folders are are readily available and so inexpensive, so they were a perfect thing for me to try to alter." ~Keri

 

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Keri's YouTube : How to Make a House from a File Folder


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Check out How to Make a Graphic 45 Steampunk Spooky House Album by Keri Sallee on Snapguide.  

 

Keri's Spooky House Snapguide Tutorial

 

Supplies:

 

GRAPHIC 45:

 

Steampunk Spells 12x12 Paper Pad

Steampunk Spells Chipboard 1 

Steampunks Spells Chipboard 2

Steampunk Spells Alphabet Stickers

Steampunk Spells Stickers

Steampunk Spells Banners

Steampunk Spells Tags and Pockets

Steampunk Spells Flowers



Other Supplies:

Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Walnut Stain & Peacock Feathers

7Gypsies Antique Gold Hook

Aleene’s Tacky Glue

Paper Studio Pop Dots

Canvas Corp Jute

Manilla File Folder

 

Tools:

Craft Knife

Paper Trimmer

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Lori chose a rich color palette for her wonderful card: Photogenic, Bordeaux, and Antique Moss.

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"I always love a challenge and this color combo sure was fun. I chose Photogenic, Bordeaux and Antique Moss which just happened to scream 'Please use Eerie Tale'. I adore the elegance of the Eerie Tale while it gives a hint of creepy, but that’s the magic of it, right? The pumpkin on the front has been fussy cut and gives an extra little pop. However, my favorite of the card is the picture of the beauty with the....well beast. My heart goes out to the beast more than anything revealing I’m really a child at heart and I love a good fairy tale just like any other girl." ~Lori

 

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Supply List

Graphic 45 Eerie Tale 12 x 12 Paper Pad
You Betwitch Me
Captivating Characters
Enchantment
An Eerie Tale
Magic Spell
Wicked Whimsey
Other Products Used:
Core-dinations Signature Series black card stock “ Photogenic”
Core-dinations Signature Series purple card stock “ Boredeaux”
Core-dinations Signature Series green card stock “ Green Moss”
Spellbinders Flower, Doily, Lace Border and Leaf Die
Foam Tape
Sewing Machine
X-acto Tool

 

Thanks for joining us for this fun week of colorful creations! We hope you try the G45 Color Challenge and share it with us on our Facebook page. Have a prismatic weekend!

 

Basking in Happy Hues,

 

Graphic 45

 

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

 

Jul 24, 2014 5:00:00 AM

The Many Hues of Creativity

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It's Day Four of the G45 Color Challenge, and we are loving seeing these amazing projects from our Design Team.  Today's projects will just make your week. Tati Scrap shares the most beautiful card that follows a beautiful spectrum of colors. Then, Rhea Freitag shares a Steampunk Spells canvas that will make you feel you can fly! Nadya Lifa then shares a stunning layout that truly just shows how much three colors can pop.

Before we share their projects, don't forget to comment on our blog or Facebook to win this great prize pack with Place in Time and An ABC Primer chipboard! The winner will be announced here tomorrow. Have fun!

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Here are the colors we gave each of our Design Team members to use as inspiration, and they chose three to influence their project. If you want to try it, choose three yourself!

Dark Core'dination Cardstock Signature Series Colors:
http://www.coredinations.com/index.php/products/signature-series/graphic-45-darks/

 

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Light Core'dination Cardstock Signature Series Colors:
http://www.coredinations.com/index.php/products/signature-series/graphic-45-lights/
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Tati Scrap was inspired by these three colors: Heritage Kraft, Creme Brulee, and Spring Green. We just love how she so creatively uses her color as inspiration!

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"I have realised this card having inspired me by the degradation of colors and using different collections." ~Tati

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Supplies List:

Core'dinations Signature Series Graphic 45 Darks :
Heritage Krafts
Core'dinations Signature Series Graphic 45 Lights:
Creme Brulee
Spring Green
Graphic 45 Paper Collections:
On the Boardwalk 
Kraft Reflections Collection
Couture
Olde Curiosity Shoppe
Steampunk Debutante

Next, Rhea shares the most brilliant canvas using Steampunk Spells and her three colors: Tuscan Sunset, Bon Voyage, and Heritage Kraft. She even has a tutorial on how to make those beautiful flowers! Try it out!

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"For this little altered project I started off by framing out my chipboard focal with lots of layering mattes from the Steampunk Spells 8x8 and Steampunk Spells Patters and solids. In order to blend my papery layers into the canvas, I used a sheet of the tissue wrap along with lots of matte medium. I also added tissue tape outside the edges with the matte medium. After it was dry, I rubbed gilders paste onto the edges, pulling out all kinds of delicious textures. Then I started to add my dimensional elements: flowers, Graphic 45 Staples and more chipboard pieces. If you want to see how I created those fun flowers, I put together a step by step for you on Snapguide! Cheers, Rhea."

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Check out How to Make Mixed Media Flowers by Rhea Freitag on Snapguide.  

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Supply List

Steampunk Spells 8x8
Steampunk Spells 6x6 Pattern and Solids
Steampunk Spells Flowers
Steampunk Spells Chipboard 2
Staples: Ornate Keyholes and Keys
Olde Curiosity Shoppe 12x12
Buttons
Craft wire
Burlap Canvas
Matte Medium
Tissue Tape
Ideaology Newsprink Letters
Ideaology Tissue Wrap
Gilders paste, copper
E6000 adhesive
Color Inspiration: Tuscan Sunset, Bon Voyage, Heritage Kraft

Nadya truly stays with her brilliant color palette to create such a dynamic layout. She chose the three colors Creme Brulee, Bon Voyage, and Photogenic.

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"I'm a big fan of vintage style and I love to be photographed in this style. Graphic 45 paper captures the spirit of antiquity, that you want more and more photo and more layouts to do some peace of heart & art! I wanted to make this page such as if it a sheet of old fashion magazine.

To create a page you need five sheets of paper in two colors: in black and in blue. Put themselve on each other to have interesting effect! After it you need to layering. It`s so Funny!!! You will have perfect project with Couture collection!" ~Nadya

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Supply List

Graphic 45 Couture paper Fashion
Graphic 45 Couture paper Gorgeous
Graphic 45 Couture paper Beautiful
Graphic 45 Couture paper Lovely
Graphic 45 Couture paper Chic
Graphic 45 Couture paper Accesorize
Graphic 45 Couture Banners
Graphic 45 Couture Flowers
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Graphic 45 Couture Chipboard-2
Graphic 45 Couture Stickers
Prima Flowers
Prima Metal Embellisments
My Mind`s Eye brads
Crystals Doodle Prima

Many thanks to Tati Scrap, Rhea, and Nadya for their amazing work. Thanks for joining us for the G45 Color Challenge! Join us tomorrow to see who won the blog contest and for our final day of this fun challenge.

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

Jul 23, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Start with Color, End with a Beautiful Design!

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Have you enjoyed the Color Challenge this week? We have had such a good time sharing the creativity of our Design Team when you just start with three simple colors. Has this inspired you to start a project with some of your favorite colors? What a fun way to get the creativity flowing. Today, we have three projects that will knock your socks off! First, we have an amazing collage by Ginny Nemchak. We'll then get to see the amazing layout design of Romy Veul. Solange Marques will close out the day with the most amazing piece of altered art. Thanks for joining us for Day 3 of the G45 Color Challenge!

Below are the colors we asked our designers to choose from, and from there they dreamed up the most beautiful creations!

Dark Core'dination Cardstock Signature Series Colors:
http://www.coredinations.com/index.php/products/signature-series/graphic-45-darks/

 

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Light Core'dination Cardstock Signature Series Colors:
http://www.coredinations.com/index.php/products/signature-series/graphic-45-lights/
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We are blown away by the detail and beauty of this project. And it all started with the inspiration from three shades of color!

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Supply List

Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells Frightful Folly
Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells Tick-Tock
Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells Pumpkin Power
Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells  Steampunk Spells
Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells Vintage Voyage
Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells Fanciful Floral
Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells
Graphic 45 French Country Grandeur
Graphic 45 Le’ Romantique Celebration
Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells Stickers
Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells Banners
Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells Tags and Pockets
Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells Chipboard 1
Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells Chipboard 2
Graphic 45  12 x 12 Matchbook Box
Graphic 45 small Matchbook Box
Small wooden chest of drawers
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Americana Black Paint
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Black Soot
Metal gears and assorted findings
Antique key

We love the immaculate style of Romy. She chose such a lovely color palette for her gorgeous An Eerie Tale layout: Heritage Kraft, Spring Green, and Sweet Apricot.

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"I was inspired by three beautiful colours from the Core’dinations cardstock colours: ‘Heritage Kraft’, ‘Sweet Apricot’ and ‘Spring Green’, which are all part of the gorgeous “An Eerie Tale” collection. I really loved the grid pattern on the “Magic Spell” paper and cut it out to use it as a background for my lay-out. I also cut out several flowers, an owl, a girl and a couple of other beautiful images to match my photo. " ~Romy

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Supply List:

“An Eerie Tale” patterned papers:
An Eerie Tale
Fanciful Fable
Wicked Whimsey
Grand Illusion
Magic Spell
You Bewitch Me

Solange shares the most beautiful project using Couture and her three colors: Bon Voyage, Photogenic, and Tuscan Sunset.

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"For this assignment, we should choose three cardstock colors to use on the project. I chose Bon Voyage, Tuscan Sunset and Photogenic. These colors are present in Couture collection. Thise collection have papers that inspired me to do something Involving fashion, sewing, then I thought to make a sewing box.


On the top I used some elements such as scissors, tape measure and needle. I glued down these elements and I applied a little of acrylic gesso on Them. I glued some figures in relief on the side of the box. I used three colors to do this project: Bon Voyage, Tuscan Sunset and Photogenic." ~Solange

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Supplies:


Graphic 45 Couture papers: Couture, Gorgeous, Beautiful, Lovely, Chic, Style, Classy, Fabulous.
Graphic 45 Couture stickers
Graphic 45 Couture Flowers
Graphic 45 Couture Tags and Pockets
Acrylic Gesso, Acrylic Paints, Buttons, Lace.

The beauty just continues! We are so glad you joined us today, and thanks to Ginny, Romy, and Solange. We do hope you take the G45 Color Challenge!

Happy Papercrafting,

Graphic 45

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