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Apr 27, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Graphic 45 Sneak Peeks Day One: Gilded Lily

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We are so excited to announce our new collection Gilded Lily! We have gorgeous Sneak Peeks of all the embellishments and beautiful cling stamps from this new collection. There are also FOUR chances to Win It Before You Can Buy It today!

Do you want to win Gilded Lily before you can buy it? Just comment here on the blog or on Facebook to enter to win! We will choose four winners and announce them on the blog tomorrow! Our winners will win an 8x8 paper pad, a 6x6 Patterns & Solids paper pad, journaling and decorative chipboard, and the Journaling & Ephemera cards that come with this gorgeous new Graphic 45 collection! That's a $36 value. So, enter today!

Now, let's get into the Sneak Peeks! Gilded Lily was inspired by Marie Antoinette and the luscious and gorgeous French culture. It's beautiful pastel colors and imagery will take you to a time full of refinement and sophistication. Je t'aime!

Hampton Art and Graphic 45 Gilded Lily Cling Stamps

 

Introducing Gilded Lily, a new collection from Graphic 45 that will be in stores in late May! These are the Hampton Art cling stamps with this new collection #graphic45

Gilded Lily Cardstock Stickers


Introducing Gilded Lily, a new collection from Graphic 45 that will be in stores in late May! What gorgeous stickers to go with this collection #graphic45

Gilded Lily Journaling & Ephemera Cards


Introducing Gilded Lily, a new collection from Graphic 45 that will be in stores in late May! Make cards, tags, and more with these Journaling & Ephemera Cards #graphic45

Gilded Lily Decorative & Journaling Chipboard


Introducing Gilded Lily, a new collection from Graphic 45 that will be in stores in late May! Use journling and decorative chipboard for all your embellishment needs! #graphic45

Gilded Lily Cardstock Tags & Pockets


Introducing Gilded Lily, a new collection from Graphic 45 that will be in stores in late May! These cardstock Tags & Pockets have unlimited possibility! #graphic45

Wow! Don't you love these Sneak Peeks? We are so excited to share them with you today! Look for this new collection in stores in mid to late May.

Thanks for joining us today!

The G45 Family

 

Apr 26, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Dreaming of Home Sweet Home this Sunday!

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Today, we are sharing gorgeous Home Sweet Home cards from the amazing Nadya Lifa and Lori Williams. This collection lends itself to so many beautiful projects and we can't wait to share these beautiful cards with you today!

First, we have this gorgeous Home Sweet Home "Grandma's Apple Pie" card from the talented Nadya!

"Stunning Home Sweet Home collection so inspiring to create striking works! Home Sweet Home Collection impregnated comfort, obtained from it are very nice cards, one has only to revitalize parts of the paper, adding to them a little volume with foam adhesive tape and everything is alive!" ~Nadya

"Grandma's Apple Pie" Home Sweet Home card by Nadya #graphic45

Nadya and Lori used the beautiful Home Sweet Home to make these projects!

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Supply List

Graphic 45  Home Sweet Home 12x12 Pad
Flowers
Lace
Glue
3D foam tape

We love the story behind this awesome card from Lori! Read below:

"This year my family and I have joined a CSA (Community Support Agriculture) .  We’ll be getting local farm grown vegetables and fruits starting the end of April and going late into the fall.  I can’t wait and know that I’m going to see some old favorites but also be introduced to some new experiences.  I’ve been pinning vegetables ideas on Pinterest right and left so I’ll be ready with whatever comes my way.  I love the idea of homemade jams, canned vegetables and garden fresh goodness and I think the Home Sweet Home collection embodies that freshness.  As I created this card I just got excited thinking about it.  I had to use the vintage seed packets on my card and layer them in between fussy cut flowers.  It just gives a wonderful snapshot of the months of harvest and delicious goodies to come." ~Lori

Home Sweet Home Graphic 45 Card by Lori Williams


Home Sweet Home Graphic 45 Card by Lori Williams


Home Sweet Home Graphic 45 Card by Lori Williams


Home Sweet Home Graphic 45 Card by Lori Williams

Supply List  

Home Sweet Home 12 x 12 Paper
Garden Fresh
Country Life
Home Sweet Home 6 x6  Patterns and Solids
Home Sweet Home Chipboard 2
Home Sweet Home journaling and Ephemera Cards
Home Sweet Home Tags and Pockets
Home Sweet Home #1  Stamp Set
Other Products Used:
Xacto Tool and self healing mat
Distress Ink Vintage Photo
Distress Ink Brick Red
Foam Tape
Sewing Machine
CTMH White Card Stock

What awesome cards! Thanks for joining us this Sunday! We hope you have a wonderful rest of your 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

Apr 25, 2015 5:00:00 AM

An April Layout by the Amazing Jane Tregenza

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G45 Ambassador Jane Tregenza puts so much heart and passion into her layouts. We will let her explain her gorgeous April Time to Flourish layout and the truly incredible story behind it:

"April has proven to be a very special month for me; my only Sister and her family spent a week with us. My sister was born when I was 19 years old so I kind of got to be her second mum rather than a big sister. She lives in Western Australia which is a 3 hour plane trip away so I don’t get to see her as often as I would like. Ten or so years ago Hannah made the courageous decision to marry Tim who has cystic fibrosis. They have been blessed with two beautiful daughters, my two precious nieces.

In 2013 Tim’s health deteriorated to the point that after 8 months of hospitalisation he needed a lung transplant. It was a very stressful time for Tim, Hannah and the extended family as we waited and prayed that Tim would receive a lung transplant in time. When we received the news that lungs were available, my thoughts went to the family, who in their time of loss and grief had had the presence of mind to allow their family member’s organs to be given to eligible recipients. In their death - Tim received a second chance of life.  What a difference it has made to him and his family. From being a husband and father who was unable to kick a football, mow the lawns, ride a bike, chase his kids around the yard or help around the house he now can do all of the above and more. No longer does he gasp for breath or cough his lungs out every morning. Whilst he still has cystic fibrosis at least now he can breathe.  I can’t express just how grateful we all are that Tim, Hannah, and the girls now have a “normal life” after so many years of sickness.  We are especially thankful and grateful for the donor and their family for our second chance for Tim." ~Jane

Jane's incredibly inspiring double layout using Time to Flourish #graphic45


The left side of Jane's incredibly inspiring double layout using Time to Flourish #graphic45


Incredible fussy cut flowers on Jane's incredibly inspiring double layout using Time to Flourish #graphic45


Beautiful family on the right side of Jane's incredibly inspiring April double layout using Time to Flourish #graphic45


Love the dimension Jane's incredibly inspiring April double layout using Time to Flourish #graphic45

Supply List

2x G4501036 April Flourish
1x G4501035 April Cut Apart
2x G4501043 August Cut Apart
5 ½ -6x Black Cardstock
12x black photo corners
Assorted ribbons, brads, metals and charms from Seriously Scrapbooking.
Imaginarium Designs Chipboard IDP0111

Wasn't this so inspiring? We love this incredible double layout and the wonderful story behind it. Thank you, Jane, for sharing your heart and talent with us!

Have a Wonderful Saturday,

The G45 Family

 

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

Apr 24, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Beautiful An ABC Primer Projects!

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Who loves An ABC Primer? We know we do! The vintage imagery and beautiful, rich colors in this collection lend themselves to so many creative and wonderful ideas. Today, Ginny Nemchak and Tati Scrap share two simply terrific ideas that would be perfect for end-of-year teacher gifts! What brilliant projects to give those wonderful teachers in your life.

First, we have this fussy cutting masterpiece from Ginny! We adore this An ABC Primer collage Book Box bursting with adorable dimension and perfect school-time fun. Amazing!

 

ABC Primer Book Box 3d Collage by Ginny Nemchak! What incredible fussy cutting and dimsension #graphic45

Both Ginny and Tati Scrap use our Deluxe Collector's Edition An ABC Primer for these incredible projects! This great paper collection is in stores now!

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ABC Primer Book Box 3d Collage by Ginny Nemchak! What incredible fussy cutting and dimsension #graphic45


ABC Primer Book Box 3d Collage by Ginny Nemchak! Love the way she used G45 staples with the keys and how the whole scene is bursting from a Book Box! #graphic45


ABC Primer Book Box 3d Collage by Ginny Nemchak! This is pure schooltime fun!  #graphic45


ABC Primer Book Box 3d Collage by Ginny Nemchak! Beautiful florals and ribbon that perfectly match this piece #graphic45


Ginny teaches us the ABCs of brilliant design with this An ABC Primer Book Box #graphic45


ABC Primer Book Box 3d Collage by Ginny Nemchak! Sweet imagery, butterflies, and more on this awesome collage! #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45 An ABC Primer~One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
Graphic 45 An ABC Primer~The Three R’s
Graphic 45 An ABC Primer~Building Blocks
Graphic 45 An ABC Primer~Bedtime Stories
Graphic 45 An ABC Primer~Calico Kids
Graphic 45 An ABC Primer~Happy Go Lucky
Graphic 45 An ABC Primer~Games and Playtime
Graphic 45 An ABC Primer~School Days
Graphic 45 An ABC Primer~An ABC Primer
Graphic 45 AN ABC Primer~Alphabet  Soup
Graphic 45 Staples~Book Box
Graphic 45 Staples~Ornate Metal Keys
Graphic 45 Staples~Antique Metal Door Pull
Petaloo Flowers
Tim Holtz Clip & Film Strip
Tim Holtz Distress Ink~Black Soot

Next, we have the perfect teacher gift set from Tati Scrap using our Small Matchbook Box, An ABC Primer, and some post-its and pencils. We adore this gorgeous idea!

"I have made a  School Box with the amazing ABC Primer  Deluxe Collector Edition,it is ideal to keep ordered the pencils, block of notes and post it..In love !!" ~Tati Scrap

Tati Scrap uses her genius color palettes and 3D imagery to create another stunning An ABC Primer altered art piece! #graphic45

Tati Scrap used our Small Matchbook Box and An ABC Primer to make this incredible project!

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Brilliant fussy cutting and 3D imagery on Tati Scrap's An ABC Primer Small Matchbook Box #graphic45


Learn the ABCs of altered art with Tati Scrap, a small Matchbook Box, and An ABC Primer #graphic45


What beautiful embellishments and dimension on Tati Scrap's An ABC Primer small matchbook box #graphic45


Fussy cutting magic on this An ABC Primer small matchbook box by Tati Scrap #graphic45


Love the small post-it notebook in this gorgeous altered matchbook box by Tati Scrap using An ABC Primer #graphic45


What a great set for an end-of-the-year teacher's gift by Tati Scrap using An ABC Primer! #graphic45

Supply List

ABC Primer 12x12 collection:
"Jumping Joan"
"The Three R's"
"Bedtime Stories"
"Building Blocks"
"School Days"

Ornate Metal Label Holder

Small Matchbook Box

Post-it
A notebook
A piece of ribbon

To close out this fun week, let's see who won our contest! Our randomly chosen winner is...

-Wendy Leigh Jones

Congratulations, Wendy! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Join us next week for a very special week on the blog and many chances to win! (Did someone say Sneak Peeks??)

Thanks for joining us for this great day here on the blog. What great ideas to gift your teachers before school lets out for the summer.

Have a Crafty Weekend,

The G45 Family

Apr 23, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Beautiful Projects with Graphic 45

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Today, we have 2 ideas with our pastel baby collections that will inspire you to think outside of the box! Andrew Roberts and Yumi Muraeda share unique ideas that will surely make your Thursday!

First, we have this romantic idea from the amazing Andrew using Baby 2 Bride:

"My inspiration for this project was a little romantic. I have most of the letters my wife has sent me, so I thought I would make a place to store them. I love the colours of baby to bride and this collection was one I had never owned so I was thrilled when graphic 45 decided to release it again so I could have the opportunity to create with it.

Tip: If you are creating a project using a box, try making a base component to stand the box on it will give the project a little height and more impact." ~Andrew

Make a beautiful altered box for your precious letters and keepsakes with Baby 2 Bride! This project is by Andrew Roberts #graphic45

Andrew was inspired by the Baby 2 Bride paper collection to make this romantic keepsake!

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Love this letter holder from Andrew using Baby 2 Bride - keep those special notes safe! #graphic45


Make a beautiful altered box for your precious letters and keepsakes with Baby 2 Bride! This project by Andrew Roberts #graphic45


Beautiful embellishments on this letter's keepsake box by Andrew using Baby 2 Bride #graphic45


Gorgeous keepsake box by Andrew using Baby 2 Bride! #graphic45

 

Supply list

Graphic 45 Baby to bride cardstock stickers
Graphic 45 Baby to Bride Chipboard
Graphic 45 Baby to bride 12 x 12 papers

From this moment
Unforgettable
Rock a bye baby
Love me tender
  Baby Button bingo
   Dream a little Dream

Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Ornate metal keys
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Ornate metal brads
Ribbon Assorted metal findings
Paper daisies / Leaves
Lace
Mulberry roses
Curio knob

Next, enjoy this baby shower creation from Yumi using Precious Memories! What fun colors! Learn how to make it yourself below.

Baby shower party beauties from Yumi using Precious Memories! What fun! #graphic45

Check out How to G45 Precious Memories Baby Shower by Yumi Muraeda on Snapguide.  

Yumi's Snapguide Tutorial

Yumi uses Precious Memories to create this amazing baby shower project!

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What a fun mini tea set - lovely decoration for a baby shower from Yumi using Precious Memories #graphic45


Love the mixed media beauty on this Precious Memories baby shower decoration by Yumi using Precious Memories #graphic45


Precious Memories baby shower set from Yumi #graphic45


Love this mixed media cat from Yumi covered in flowers and beauty! #graphic45


Gorgeous paints on this cat by Yumi! #graphic45


Love the paper pieces from Precious Memories on Yumi's baby shower set #graphic45

 

Supply List

Graphic 45 Precious Memories 12’ pad

Small trunk and Cat Papier-mâché

Liquitex  White and Pink Gesso

Faber Castell Glass Bead Glitter Gel

Liquitex Resin Sand

Prima Color Bloom Pink

Inka Gold

Doll House Coffee Set

Prima Paper Flower

Flower Ribbon and Blue ribbon

Line Stone and pearls

Blue Glitter

 

This is the last day to enter our great Raining Cats & Dogs giveaway! There is so much crafty fun to be had in this prize pack. Enter today!

 

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Thanks for joining us for inspiring and unique ideas with our baby and children collections. We hope it inspires you to get some out in your craft room to create a project!

 

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