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Jan 29, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Wonderful Graphic 45 Mini Albums

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We have been so amazed by the mini albums our Design Team has created. These two beautiful mini albums we're sharing today were showcased in our booth at Winter CHA and they were both inspirations to many of the attendees! We cannot wait to share them with you today. Katie Zoey Ho and Yumi Muraeda have gorgeous minis to share with our new Mixed Media Albums. These are so much fun to use and we cannot wait to see what our G45ers will create with these albums.

Today is the last day you can enter our Valentine's Day giveaway! Just enter below and we will announce our randomly chosen winner tomorrow here on the blog:

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Katie and Yumi used our new Mixed Media Album staples to create these beauties. Make sure to look for them at your LSS (local scrapbook store) this February!

 

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First, Katie uses fabric, our black Mixed Media Album, and An ABC Primer to create a stunning album. Tell us more, Katie:

"Inspired by one of g45 DT teammies, Nadya who does gorgeous fabric-based paper albums, I just wanna make one (though it’s not as gorgeous as Nadya’s). I tea-dyed my left-over polka dot fabric just to blend in well with the vintage ABC Primer collection and made this school sketchbook, ready for a student for this new year..." ~Katie

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Supply List

ABC Primer Deluxe Collection
Graphic 45 Mixed Media Album in Black
Core’dinations Signature Series, Graphic 45 Darks (Gala Gold, Heritage Kraft & Photogenic)
Tea-dyed Polka Dot Fabric
Bonded Dacron/Polyester Batting
Wooden Pencil
Scrabble Tiles
May Art Ribbons
Brass Eyelets
Jute Twine

Now, Yumi shows us how you can take paint and ink and make a magical Mixed Media Album with Once Upon a Springtime! Incredible.

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Supply List

Once Upon a Springtime Mini / Mixed Media Album ”DREAM”
Graphic45 Once Upon a Springtime 12’ pad
Faber Castell Glass Bead Glitter Gel
Ranger Glitter
Ranger dylusions ink spray
Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap

Thank you for joining us for amazing mini albums. Join us tomorrow to find out the winner of the blog giveaway and to get more great inspiration!

Happy Papercrafting,

Graphic 45

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

Jan 28, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Create Precious Memories

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There are so many beautiful memories surrounding family and having beautiful children. Precious Memories is a perfect collection to share these wonderful moments. Donna Espiritu, a new mom herself, and Andrew Roberts, a wonderful father, share two incredible Precious Memories projects. It will be an adorable day of creations here on the blog!

Also, don't forget to enter our contest this week. Enter below to win this Valentine's Day prize pack filled with Sweet Sentiments goodies:

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This is the most beautiful layout from Donna with her gorgeous new baby girl as the focus. What a gorgeous moment captured, and stunning layering and embellishments! She perfectly uses Precious Memories!

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Supply List

Graphic 45 Precious Memories 12x12 papers
Graphic 45 staples metallic brad
Petaloo flowers
Blue Fern Studios and Webster's Pages chipboards
Smooch glittery top coat
Distress Ink
Gesso
Paper twine
Doilies

Now, we have this gorgeous Precious Memories mini album and altered Mixed Media Box from Andrew! How wonderful! What a brilliant creation.

"When I was asked to create an altered box with Precious memories I was thrilled. I love the colours and the theme was inspiring. It bought back fond memories of the little darlings collection and this new collection is just as beautiful. The images are great to incorporate in any baby or toddler themed project. It enabled me to create a classical style project with mini album inside. It has tonnes of fussy cutting opportunities and layering potential.

Tip: The Graphic 45 5 x 5 inch mixed media box has a window in the front try blocking the hole with covered chipboard and create a small shadow box on the reverse side." ~Andrew

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Supply List

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Graphic 45 Precious memories Cuddle time
Graphic 45 Precious memories Cutie pie
Graphic 45 Precious memories Pat a cake
Graphic 45 Precious memories Baby’s breath
Graphic 45 Precious memories Sugar and spice
Graphic 45 Precious memories Puppy dogs’ tails
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Graphic 45 5 x 5 inch Kraft mixed media box
Graphic 45 Artist trading cards binder ring
Graphic 45 Antique metal door pulls
Kraft cardstock
Bakers twine
Pom Pom trim
Mulberry paper roses

What gorgeous creations! We can hardly wait to see what you, our G45ers, create with this wonderful collection. Look for Precious Memories in stores in February!

Your Pals in Paper,

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

Jan 27, 2015 5:00:00 AM

A Terrific Tuesday Full of Tags!

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Who loves tagmaking? To our tag creators, we love you! Tags are the perfect mini canvas. So many possibilities for one small tag. Let's explore these great mediums for art with today's blog! Our Design Team amazes with beautiful shares from Nichola Battilana and Romy Veul. Two brilliant, talented designers who are masters at color palette and layered designs. Get ready to fall in love with their tag ideas!

Did you get a look at this week's contest? It's full of lovely Valentine's Day goodies! Enter here:

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First, get inspired with these tags using An ABC Primer by Nichola!

"Now, they don’t look anything alike, but sometimes it’s just a small element, technique or idea that inspires or can be a jumping off point. In this case, the dimension that little bottom fold from the original tag was my inspiration point. I’ve folded the bottom edge of my tags to give depth and interest. The fold sort of adds a horizon point to build upon and creates tags that are extra chunky and sturdy." ~Nichola

Pinterest Inspiration for this Project

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Supply List:

ABC Primer:
Artist Trading Tags-Kraft
Regular Tag Album
Large Tag Album-Kraft
ABC Primer fabric
Jute Twine
Foam squares

Next, enjoy this gorgeous Home Sweet Home tag by Romy! What perfect colors and layers.

"This collection just makes me happy because of its bright and cheery colours and lovely patterns. It was a true delight to make this card with some of my favourite patterns and images from this collection. " ~Romy

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Supply List:

Home Sweet Home Paper Pad

Is it time to make some tags? We think so! Thanks for joining us today, and have fun with some tagmaking!

Tag! You're It,

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

Jan 26, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Getting Creative with Artisan Style

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We love getting to see the Design Team's creations with our new collections soon to hit stores. So many great ideas to try once you get your new papers! Miranda Edney and Lori Williams share incredible projects today using Artisan Style. You will love the rich colors and gorgeous patterns in this vibrant collection. What a great Monday!

How about a new contest this week? Who wants to win a $40 Valentine's Day prize pack with Sweet Sentiments! It's the perfect giveaway to show we love our G45ers. Enter below:

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First, we have this amazing altered canvas by Miranda using Artisan Style. We love the fabulous scene she built inside. What a fabulous creation.

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Supply List

Graphic 45 Papers
Artisan Style-Artisan Style
Artisan Style-Craftsmanship
Artisan Style-Creative Ideal
Artisan Style-Decorative Flourish
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Antique Metal Keys
Tim Holtz Corked Vial
Canvas
Glue
Foam Dots

Next, here is a perfectly inspired card from Lori. Tell us more, Lori:

"The area of the country that I live in has a lot of bungalow inspired housing and arts and crafts style all around. In fact yearly they hold an Arts and Crafts conference at a local Inn, The Grove Park and I’ve attended numerous times. I’ve been in love with this style for as long as I can remember and have always said one day I’ll live in a craftsman style house. This collection embodies the colors, motifs and designs of that design era. So I may not live in that type of house quite yet, but at least I can make pretty projects with the Artisan Style collection until then, LOL.

Something that really makes this card pop is one of Graphic 45 latest additions to the staples line, the lion door knocker. He is so cool and I can’t wait to use more of them in other projects, you’ll love them. I know they’ll do great on box and mixed media pieces but to me he just had to adorned the front door of my card." ~Lori

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Supply List

Artisan Style 12 x 12 Paper
This Old House
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Creative Ideal
Decorative Flourish
Attention to Detail
Graphic 45 Staples
Antique Brass Door Knockers
Other Products Used:
Foam Tape
Zip Dries Glue
Dries Clear Glue
X-acto Tool
Seal Healing Mat
Black Card Stock

Is Artisan Style on your wish list? Look for it in stores in early to mid-February! We cannot wait to see what great ideas you come up with!

Happy Papercrafting!

Graphic 45

 

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

Jan 24, 2015 5:00:00 AM

There's Still Time to Take the Graphic 45 January Challenge!

There's still a week to enter our January Challenge! Just make the Time to Celebrate mini album below and you could win a $75 prize pack! Have fun and take the challenge today.

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Download the Time to Celebrate Mini Album Project Sheet

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Happy Mini-Making,

Graphic 45

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