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Sep 19, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Colorful Layouts for Friday Fun

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TGIF! It's a brilliant Friday for some layouts, don't you think? Do you have plans to get into your craft room this weekend? We hope you have time to let your creativity loose over the next few days. Today, we have stunning layouts for all occasions from Nadya Lifa and Annette Green. Nadya shows you how to make your imagination soar while crafting! Then, Annette shows you a perfect layout for your canine friends. Enjoy this Friday full of layouts!

But first, who won our blog contest this week? Our randomly chosen winner is....

-Debbie Vignola: perfect for all those vacation pictures that were taken

Congratulations, Debbie! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your $35 prize pack below of Come Away with Me. Join us next week for more inspiration and giveaways!

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First, enjoy this beautiful layout from the amazing Nadya! Don't you love that fetching photo and those brilliant hot air balloons? What amazing dimension!

 

"We are all love to be different and have changes with the new season or our everyday mood. Today I'm  Lady Shabby-chic, tomorrow Lady-Vamp or Retro Diva…

 

Of course, in life we have not  opportunities to repaint the hair and change the style of clothing dramatically every day! But on the Lay Outs we can be the kind of people, like can not be in life! And if you're with Graphic 45 every day, you know what I mean! Collections G45 are so diverse that in each page I  can change my image)) On the eve of Halloween I want a little bit of vintage mixed with steampunk! Do you want to change your style or your life? Do it right now!

Hugs, Lady Mechanica (today)))" ~Nadya

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The way Nadya layered her fussy cut pieces truly makes the embellishments jump off the page - love it!


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Supply List

 

Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells 12x12 Pads
Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells 6x6 Patterns & Solids

Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells Chipboard 1

Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keys

Petaloo flowers
Prima Metall Embelissments
Vintage clock`s elements
Glossy Accent Ranger

This layout is adorable from the brilliant Annette. We love all the pictures with her family and her loyal companion, the beautiful Suki!

"I recently made the switch from traditional 12 x 12 scrapbook layouts to quick and easy pocket pages, and I love it! I still have the creative control but in less than half the time! And now that Graphic 45 created these fun journaling and ephemera cards, I can still make beautiful pages with my favorite products, super fast. Here I’ve used small pocket page protectors (6” x 9”). These pages of our sweet Suki came together in a snap. " ~Annette

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Annette's YouTube Tour


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Love this picture of Suki with her very own double layout!


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Supply List

Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs Journaling & Ephemera Cards
Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs Cardstock Banners
Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs 8 x 8 paper and tag template
Core-dinations Signatures Series Cardstock for Graphic 45
Pockets Page Protectors, Basic Grey
Black ink for inking edges

Wow, what a way to kick off the weekend. Many thanks to Nadya and Annette for sharing their wonderful layout ideas. Join us next week for more fun, more prizes, and more inspiration!

Have a Creative Weekend,

Graphic 45

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Sep 18, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Sail Away with Graphic 45

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It's a great Thursday to take a papercrafting adventure, wouldn't you say? We have two truly magical and whimsical projects that will certainly inspire and put a huge smile on your face! Nichola Battilana and Miranda Edney WOW with their incredible creations - their creativity knows no bounds. We cannot wait to jump in today!

But, before we do, don't forget to take part in this week's blog contest! This $35 Come Away with Me prize pack could be yours. Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page. We will announce the winner here tomorrow Friday, September 19.

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First, we have this most magical Typography paper Sky Pirate Zeppelin! Wow, isn't this too amazing? Tell us more, Nichola!

"I’ve been meaning to expand my fleet of amazing flying machines so and when I created the template for my Old School Rocket, I knew this project was in my future. The shape of the rocket body can easily double as a zepplin. The addition of a paper boat, trims, chains, gears and propellers turns the rocket into a fabulous sky pirate vessel. The images and colours of Typography lend themselves perfectly to steampunk projects so it was a natural choice. The ‘rope’ used to attach the boat to the zeppelin is a sturdy gardening wire that has a natural covering. Hot glued firmly into place, these ‘ropes’ keep everything exactly where it should be without causing too much stress to the paper. Copper, brass and bronze accents are in keeping with the steampunk feel. A bit of metallic acrylic paint can transform chipboard with very little effort. Distress with an old ink pad and you can add years to those new ‘metal’ gears and cogs. I added a couple of small light bulbs which should easily available (I got mine from the grocery store!) and a snip of tea stained cheesecloth to the inside of the boat. Finally I glued an eye pin in the top so that my little vessel can hang proudly and fight off any lightning thieves." ~Nichola

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Her detail on this project is unbelievable!


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Download Nichola Battilana G45 Come Away With Me Rocket Tempate

Nichola's Old School Rocket Snapguide

Supply List

Typography
> Inspire
> Journey
Ornate Metal Label Holder
Stamped Metal Brads
Ornate Metal Keys
Copper Chain
Copper acrylic paint
Gina’s Design Chipboard Propeller, Gears and wings
Copper Zig Zag Dresden Border
Half-Round Dresden Border
Brass Eye Pin
Small light bulbs
Gardening wire
cheesecloth
lightbulbs
thumbtack

Next, we have a gorgeous Come Away with Me altered sailboat by the amazing Miranda. This makes us long for a sea adventure!

" I have had this wooden sailboat in my stash for quite some time, and now that Come Away With Me arrived it was the perfect choice! I also added a wee bit of By The Sea on the anchor part. All I did was trace the map shape out of the fabric sails that were already on it. Easy peezy. Hope you like what I have created! Hugs!" ~Miranda

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We love how Miranda used the maps on the sails. Amazing!


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Supply List

 

Graphic 45 Papers
Come Away With Me-Travel Odyssey
Come Away With Me-Globetrotter
Come Away With Me-Look Out World
Come Away With Me-Vintage Voyage
Graphic 45 Staples
Ornate Metal Brads
Wooden Sailboat
Ingvild Bolme Metal Treasures and resins

We are so inspired by these breathtaking beauties today. Huge thanks to Nichola and Miranda for sharing these incredible ideas with us. How about these projects, G45ers? Aren't they amazing? Have a beautiful Thursday!

Your Pals in Paper,

Graphic 45

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Sep 17, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Amazing Altered Boxes with Just 5 Supplies!

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Welcome to the blog this lovely Wednesday, G45ers! Today, we are sharing brilliant altered boxes using only 5 supplies! Many of you may know that we put our designers to the challenge to use few supplies to create a beautiful project. My goodness, the beautiful creations they have made! Today, we will share two altered boxes from the brilliant Solange Marques and Rhea Freitag. So, grab your coffee or tea and prepare to be inspired! Also, stay until the end. We have an extra special feature today on the Paper Crafter's Library blog.

First, we have this amazing back-to-school gift idea for teachers using Typography by the amazing Solange. Take it away, Solange!

"In this challenge we use only 5 G45 products. I've used 2 papers, washi tape, chipboard and pocket.

I made a back to school project, a chalkboard eraser box that can be a great idea to a gift for the teachers. I prepared a tutorial of this Project." ~Solange

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Solange brilliantly uses the cardstock Tags & Pockets, chipboard, and sentiments from the Typography collection.


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Supplies List

Typography Journey
Typography Dream
Typography Photogenic
Typography Tags& Pockets
Washi Tape Set

Next, we have a beautiful 5-supply creation from Rhea using An Eerie Tale. It's perfect for this autumn season!

"I thought this five ingredient challenge was fantastic! Since I tend to make complicated things a lot of the time, this freed me up to explore my simple side. The box was found at a garage sale for a whopping fifty cents. It was really the liner of the box that dictated my paper choice and I thought the Enchanted paper was a perfect match. I have to say, Ireally love this print! The backside of the paper was used to trim out the top of the open box. The mitered corners give it a finished look. I replaced the old label pull that was on the box with one from the Graphic 45 Staples line. Since I was limited to only five items I sought out another sticker from the sticker sheet to frame it out. This made for a perfect container for some of my adhesive collection. Cheers!" ~Rhea

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Supply List

1 Sheet 12 x 12 Enchanted
Ornate Metal Label Holder
An Eerie Tale Stickers
Small Box from Garage Sale
Xryon 5” Creative Station

Today, we have an extra special treat for you over on the Paper Crafter's Library Blog. Go check out a beautiful creation by Donna Espiritu full of color and charm and beauty. Hop on over to get to the inspiration!

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Thank you for joining us today! It's always so exciting to be reminded you don't need many supplies to make a beautiful creation. Does this inspire you to try the 5-supply challenge? The possibilities are endless!

Happy Papercrafting,

Graphic 45

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Sep 16, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles with Graphic 45

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It's a bird! It's a plane! It's our super Design Team! Today, Lori Williams and Andrew Roberts put the fun back in altered art with amazing plains, trains, and automobiles made with Graphic 45. You are going to love these projects and Lori even provides a tutorials for her train!

Before we jump in, we just wanted to remind you that we love when you share Graphic 45 projects on our Facebook Page! Today, we are sharing Kathy Clement's amazing Pumpkin Time card with a Place in Time! This is just the perfect Fall card and we adore it. Don't delay, share on our Facebook page today!

 

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First, Lori shares her brilliant set of Good ol' Sport vintage plane, train, and automobile. We adore this project! Perfect for a little boy room or just for your vintage-loving family members and friends.

"This was a really fun project to create. I have an eight year old little boy so I think you can guess what has happened to the models I created. I picked up these wooden models at the local craft store for a buck a piece and I turned them into one of a kind model toys.

I have to laugh everytime I see my title for the models...Planes, Trains and Automobiles. I can only think of the movie with Steve Martin and John Candy from years back. It is one hilarious movie and one of my favorites so I loved being able to create something that actually was inspired from the title. So pull out your papers, sandpaper and glue and create your own models...hey and watch the movie while you’re at it for extra entertainment." ~Lori

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Lori's YouTube Tutorial


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Supply List

12 x 12 Good Ol’ Sport Paper
Cheer On
All Star
Newsworthy
Game Day
Good Ol’ Sport
Champion
Teamwork
Good Ol’ Sport Tags and Pockets
Good Ol’ Sport Banners
Good Ol’ Sport Chipboard 1
Staples
Metal Brads
Other Products Used:
Wooden Models
Dries Clear Glue
Distress Ink
Sandpaper
Files

Next, we have another kind of transportation - a memory wagon from Andrew! This is a brilliant project using Mother Goose to store those special treasures and photos.

"The inspiration for this project was to create a different way of keeping special items that have personal and sentimental meaning. I thought old style wagon would look great  in my craft studio and it gave me the opportunity to make the small crates that are on my wagon. " ~Andrew

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Supply list


Graphic 45 Typography 12 x 12 Patterned Paper

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: Typography

Graphic 45 Mother Goose 8 x 8 Paper Pad

Graphic 45 Mother Goose 12 x 12 Patterned Paper

: Sunshine Stripe

: Humpty Dumpty

Graphic 45 Mother Goose 6 x 6 Patterns and Solids Pad

Graphic 45 Mother Goose Banners

Graphic 45 Mother Goose Flowers

Graphic 45 Mother Goose Cardstock Stickers

Graphic 45 Metal Brads

Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Label Holder

Chipboard sheets

Kaiser Metal Case Handles

Kaiser Drawer Knobs

Kaiser Metal Corners

Brown / Cream  Cardstock

Gathered twigs Distress Ink

Black Soot Distress Ink

Rusty Hinge Distress Ink

Assorted Small Brads

 

We love how our Design Team members inspire us to make our imagination fly! There are no bounds to where your imagination can take you. Altered art does not only have to be just beautiful, but fun and functional too. Thanks to Lori and Andrew for sharing their creativity today!

 

Let Your Imagination Soar,

 

Graphic 45

 

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Sep 15, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Beautiful Cardmaking for All Occasions

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Do you have an occasion that calls for a handmade card coming up soon? There are always moments that a personalized card is the perfect, most thoughtful surprise. Today, we have two wonderful ideas from the amazing Ginny Nemchak and Donna Espiritu using two different collections. It's a magical Monday for cards!

But first, let's find out who won last week's Petaloo Blog Hop Contest! Our randomly chosen winner is...

-Joyce Boylan: The projects are awesome today - love them all!

Congratulations, Joyce! You won the prize pack worh $55 below. Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Thanks to all who hopped along with us - wasn't it wonderful?

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This week, we have a BRAND NEW contest! Who wants to win this $35 prize pack of Come Away with Me and Graphic 45 Tag Staples and Ornate Metal Keys? All you have to do is comment here on the blog or on Facebook. Have fun!

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First for cardmaking Monday, we have this beautifully layered card from the wonderful Ginny. We love the flowers and ribbon touches on this beautiful card. And all you need is love and a dog (or cat)! Raining Cats & Dogs makes this card the perfect surprise for your favorite pet lover.

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Supply List

Raining Cats and Dogs Cats Meow
Raining Cats and Dogs Puppy Love
Raining Cats and Dogs Pitter-Patter
Raining Cats and Dogs Animal House
Raining Cats & Dogs 4x6 & 3x4 Journaling and Ephemera Cards
Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Ink
Really Reasonable Ribbon Ribbon and Twine
Glittery Photo Corners
Large Cream Colored Rose

Donna makes a stunning card with the most fun sentiment perfect for Halloween or autumn. "You Bewitch Me" is the perfect wish for your loved one. And what gorgeous floral embellishments!

"I love how this card turned out, the colors of in the collection jived so well even if it's not really a Halloween-themed card. I really like the blend of textures courtesy of the embossed background and the dimension of the layered flowers." ~Donna

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Supply List

Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale 8x8 papers
Graphic 45 An Eerie tale flowers
Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale stickers
Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale banners
Couture Creations Endless Dreams Collection
Tranquility decorative die
Cuttlebug Moroccan Screen embossing folder
Manor house flower and leaves Distress Ink
Antique Linen White cardstock
Adhesives (glue, foam tape, double-sided tape)

Thanks for joining us for our brand new blog contest and brilliant cards from Ginny and Donna. Did it inspire an upcoming card? Have a happy, crafy Monday!

Happy Cardmaking,

Graphic 45

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