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Feb 6, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Graphic 45 Presents Two Mon Amour Project Sheets!

Mon Amour Box & Mini

Try this Mon Amour Box & Mini with a Free Project Sheet #graphic45

Mon Amour Box & Mini Project Sheet Sneak Peek #graphic45

Download the Mon Amour Box & Mini Project Sheet

Try these Mon Amour cards with a free project sheet. Just in time for Valentine's Day #graphic45

Mon Amour Cards Project Sheet Sneak Peek #graphic45

Download the Mon Amour Cards Project Sheet

Big Announcement! We have created the most exciting 2016 Project Sheet program. These are going to be released in the newsletter the fourth Thursday of each month (make sure you're signed up here: http://eepurl.com/d7J8L) and then will share it on the blog usually the first Saturday of the month. Many stores are teaching these great classes, so check with your local scrapbook store to take these classes before they're shared in the newsletter! But, if you don't have a store near you, know that we are sending these out monthly. Get a group of crafting friends together and start your own Graphic 45 Monthly Club! These project sheets are free, and the first project sheet will be for the intermediate crafter (our Mon Amour Box & Mini takes about 3 hours and is so much fun!). The card project sheet uses the scraps of the original project and is perfect for beginner crafters. Please enjoy these great free project sheets, and if you form Graphic 45 crafting groups, make sure to let us know by sharing your photos of your groups and projects on our Facebook page! We look forward to seeing your photos and hope you try these out!

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

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

Feb 5, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Enjoy the Moment with Children's Hour

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It's Friday and a beautiful day to remember to "Enjoy the Moment!" Robin Shakoor and Annette Green share brilliant projects with Children's Hour, our newest calendar collection. This collection is so versatile and perfect for so many projects! Let's take a look.

Robin made this stunning layout that is so stunning, but only took a few techniques to complete. Beautiful!

"I created a quick and easy layout using just a few techniques.  I matted my  photo and placed it in the center of the page.  I created banners using stickers from the Decorative Sticker and November Collective sheets.  To finish the deisgn, I added flowers, die cut leaves and chipboard buttons.

Tip:  Creating  layout pages can be fast and easy just by using a few embellishments and well placed strips of paper." ~Robin

Enjoy the Moment, Children's Hour, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

Enjoy the Moment, Children's Hour, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Enjoy the Moment, Children's Hour, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Supply List

4501251 – Children’s Hour – 12x12 Calendar Pad
4501242 – Children’s Hour – November Collective
4501243 – Children’s Hour – November Montage
4501257 – Children’s Hour – Decorative Sticker Sheet
4501256 – Children’s Hour – Journaling Chipboard

Other Supplies:
Martha Stewart Crafts – Leaf Die
Prima – Flowers
Ranger - Distress Inks – Spiced Marmalade
Gina’s Designs – “Enjoy the Moment” Chipboard

Now, Annette will truly wow you with this amazing star calendar. What a perfect way to celebrate the year!

"I absolutely adore every calendar collection Graphic 45 produces because the creative ideas are endless and useful throughout the entire year. I created this tabletop “calendar” with a fun star-shaped base so it can be on display all year long. Perfect for a table centerpiece for all to see and enjoy. I’ve also adorned six ATC tags which can be used during holidays on packages, a bouquet of flowers or attached to greeting cards.

Although I’ve called it a calendar, it’s one of those projects you can decide for yourself how you’ll use it. Each month has a pocket with an ephemera card tucked inside. Here are just a few ideas how you might use this:

A perpetual birthday/event reminder.

Attach a small calendar to each (I’ve provided a free 2016 printable on my blog at this link:  

    http://www.annettescreativejourney.blogspot.com/2016/01/happy-new-year-and-free-mini-calendar.html)

Write your monthly goals or dreams.

A thankful journal; jot down something every day you’re thankful for. Then review at the end of the year.

Children’s accomplishments or good deeds.

Chore list for families with several children. Rotate tasks each month to keep it fun and interesting." ~Annette

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Supply List

Children’s Hour 8” x 8” collection (full pad)
Children’s Hour Ephemera Cards (half pack)
Graphic 45 Staples: ATC Ivory Tag Album
12” x 12” Ivory cardstock, six
Hug Snug seam binding ribbon colored with Distress Stains.

Now let's see who won this week's blog contest! Our randomly chosen winner is...

-Jeanne Donhiser: Hope I win and can play with all that paper.

Congratulations, Jeanne! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize pack pictured below. Thanks so much to everyone who entered!

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Thanks so much for joining us today, G45ers! We hope you have a wonderful weekend and remember to Enjoy the Moment!

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Paper

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

Feb 4, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Valentine Treats with Mon Amour

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Today, we are sharing more Valentine's Day goodies with you today! The LOVE fun doesn't end - it's only beginning. Arlene Cuevas has a brilliant project and tutorial for you today. Then, Donna Espiritu shares love with a handmade card. It's going to be a blast!

Who loves chocolate? **Raises Hand** Who loves handmade gifts? **Raises Hand** Then, Arlene has the Valentine's project for you! 

"I created these cute little Giradelli Chocolate square holders for this Valentine’s day. I love how cute and simple they are to make, so I won’t be so intimidated with creating several of them for the kids’ teachers! I share a short tutorial to show you how to create the base of the favor. Just dress them up to your desire! Enjoy!

TIP: The brads are optional but they do hold the candy pocket to the matchbook better." ~Arlene

Handmade Mon Amour matchbook boxes + tutorial by Arlene for Valentine's Day that perfectly fits a Ghirardelli chocolate! #graphic45 #tutorial

 

Arlene's Valentine's matchbook Tutorial Video

Handmade Mon Amour matchbook boxes + tutorial by Arlene for Valentine's Day that perfectly fits a Ghirardelli chocolate! #graphic45 #tutorial

Handmade Mon Amour matchbook boxes + tutorial by Arlene for Valentine's Day that perfectly fits a Ghirardelli chocolate! #graphic45 #tutorial


Handmade Mon Amour matchbook boxes + tutorial by Arlene for Valentine's Day that perfectly fits a Ghirardelli chocolate! #graphic45 #tutorial


Handmade Mon Amour matchbook boxes + tutorial by Arlene for Valentine's Day that perfectly fits a Ghirardelli chocolate! #graphic45 #tutorial


Handmade Mon Amour matchbook boxes + tutorial by Arlene for Valentine's Day that perfectly fits a Ghirardelli chocolate! #graphic45 #tutorial
Handmade Mon Amour matchbook boxes + tutorial by Arlene for Valentine's Day that perfectly fits a Ghirardelli chocolate! #graphic45 #tutorial
Handmade Mon Amour matchbook boxes + tutorial by Arlene for Valentine's Day that perfectly fits a Ghirardelli chocolate! #graphic45 #tutorial

Supply List

Mon Amour: 12x12, 8x8, 6x6 Patterns and Solids, Chipboard, Tags & Pockets
Paper Studio kraft cardstock
Ranger Distress Ink: Walnut Stain
Wild Orchid Crafts flower
Twine
Pretty Pink Posh Sequins
Recollections Pearls
Metal brads
Dimensionals
Glue

Now, enjoy the most beautiful card with Donna! She uses our Mon Amour Journaling & Ephemera cards to make a quick and easy and stunning card!

"Using one of the ephemera cards as focal point made this a very easy card to make. Just a couple of papers layered over the other and a couple of fussy cut patterns, you have a card for Valentine's day. The inside was decorated with another smaller card and some fussy cut floral patterns." ~Donna

Easy Valentine's Day card from Donna - LOVE! #graphic45


Easy Valentine's Day card from Donna - LOVE! #graphic45


Easy Valentine's Day card from Donna - LOVE! #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45 Mon Amor 12x12, 8x8 papers
Black cardstock
rhinestone
thread
Liquid pearls (watermelon)

The fun doesn't end here! We are also giving away a $40 prize pack of A Proper Gentleman this week here on the blog. All you have to do is comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to enter the contest. It's your last day to enter! We will announce a winner here on the blog tomorrow Friday, February 5. Have fun and enter today!

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Thanks for joining us today! We hope you have a great time getting creative for Valentine's Day. 

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

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

Feb 3, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Get Ready for Valentine's Day with Graphic 45!

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It's a day full of LOVE! Valentine's Day is around the corner! We are going to share some love today on the blog with Ginny Nemchak and Robin Shakoor. Oh la la!

First, enjoy a gorgeous Mon Amour Valentine's Day card from Ginny! So much beauty!

"Valentine’s Day is just about the best day ever if you like pink and flowers and hearts!!! Mon Amour is a great line for Valentine’s with it’s lovely vintage images and romantic themed patterns.  This card has loads of layers with die cuts and bling for some oohhh la la detail." ~Ginny

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Mon Amour Love Notes Card Graphic 45 1


Mon Amour Love Notes Card Graphic 45 1


Mon Amour Love Notes Card Graphic 45 1


Mon Amour Love Notes Card Graphic 45 1

Supply List

Graphic 45 Mon Amour~Mon Amour
Graphic 45 Mon Amour~My Beloved
Graphic 45 Mon Amour~Ephemera Cards
Graphic 45 Mon Amour~Decorative Chipboard
Pink Cardstock
Pink Pearl Bling
Rhinestone Bling Heart
Really Reasonable Ribbon Trim
Petaloo Flowers
Ranger Distress Ink~Gathered Twigs
Spellbinders Dies

Now, how about this stunning altered birdhouse by the amazing Robin! What a great piece of Valentine's decor.

"I collect bird houses and this one is by far one of my favorites!  The “Mon Amour” collection is absolutely beautiful and the perfect canvas for this project. 

Tip:  Altering found items is a wonderful way to reimagine and repurpose such finds.  Breathe new life into your next “find” by adding a fresh coat of paint and beautiful patterned papers." ~Robin

Altered Birdhouse, Mon Amour, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Altered Birdhouse, Mon Amour, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Altered Birdhouse, Mon Amour, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Altered Birdhouse, Mon Amour, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

Supply List

4501206 – Mon Amour – True Love
4501204 – Mon Amour - Dearest Darling
4501207 – Mon Amour - Heart’s Desire
4501203 – Mon Amour – Mon Amour
4501209 – Mon Amour – Precious One
Other Supplies:
Bird House
Scrapbook Adhesives – Foam Squares
Helmar’s 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Ranger – Glossy Accents
Zva Creative – Adhesive Pearls

The fun doesn't end here! We are also giving away a $40 prize pack of A Proper Gentleman this week here on the blog. All you have to do is comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to enter the contest. We will announce a winner here on the blog on Friday, February 5. Have fun and enter today!

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Thanks for helping us spread love today! We hope you have an excellent Wednesday!

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

Feb 2, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Create with Communique!

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Today we are celebrating one of our newest Deluxe Collector's Editions Communique that is shipping out this month and should be in stores by March! We have two incredible projects. One is by the amazing Jim, the Gentleman Crafter. The second project is by our Special Projects Designer Gloria Stengel! Two great ideas from two talented designers - we are in for a treat!

First, we have this amazing telephone booth that Jim, the Gentleman Crafter made from scratch. He's so amazing at building incredible projects, and this is no exception!

"This British icon uses Graphic 45’s Communique Paper collection.  The Addresser sits attractively on your desk and has a place to hold an address book, stamps, paperclips and more…" ~Jim, the Gentleman Crafter

An incredible handmade telephone booth with Communique by Jim, the Gentleman Crafter with hidden surprises inside! #graphic45


An incredible handmade telephone booth with Communique by Jim, the Gentleman Crafter with hidden surprises inside! #graphic45


An incredible handmade telephone booth with Communique by Jim, the Gentleman Crafter with hidden surprises inside! #graphic45


An incredible handmade telephone booth with Communique by Jim, the Gentleman Crafter with hidden surprises inside! #graphic45


An incredible handmade telephone booth with Communique by Jim, the Gentleman Crafter with hidden surprises inside! #graphic45


An incredible handmade telephone booth with Communique by Jim, the Gentleman Crafter with hidden surprises inside! #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45 Communique Deluxe Collector’s Edition Paper
Graphic 45 Antique Metal Door Pull
Hitch Fastener
Heavy Weight Black Chipboard

Now, we have a gorgeous card from one of the greatest cardmakers around - Gloria Stengel! Take it away, Gloria:

"My all-time favorite Graphic 45 collection is Communique! You can imagine my joy when they decided to release a Deluxe Collection of this set of papers! Communique was the very first Graphic 45 collection that I purchased, way back in (dare I say) 2008 or 2009. It was the collection that inspired me to try out for the design team in 2010! Communique has everything I love: a black and red color scheme, typewriters, pens, vintage images, vintage postcards and handwriting, typography, and more! I have always felt that Graphic 45 created this collection specifically for me! I created an 8" x 8" desk-top home decor "card," making it both a card and a gift! This card is suitable for framing or standing on a desk or shelf. I loved this project so much that I had trouble putting it in a box and mailing it off to the office for display at CHA!

I created some "rusty" embellishments with my own custom mix embossing powder and chipboard shapes. I was happy to find some number brads in my stash to create "45." I also discovered a faux clay postage cancelation embellishment with "Anaheim" stamped onto it! Perfect for a project on it's way to the Anaheim CHA show!" ~Gloria

Beautiful Communique card by Gloria Stengel. What glorious layers! #graphic45


Beautiful Communique card by Gloria Stengel. What glorious layers! #graphic45


Beautiful Communique card by Gloria Stengel. What glorious layers! #graphic45


Beautiful Communique card by Gloria Stengel. What glorious layers! #graphic45


Beautiful Communique card by Gloria Stengel. What glorious layers! #graphic45


Beautiful Communique card by Gloria Stengel. What glorious layers! #graphic45


Beautiful Communique card by Gloria Stengel. What glorious layers! #graphic45


Beautiful Communique card by Gloria Stengel. What glorious layers! #graphic45


Beautiful Communique card by Gloria Stengel. What glorious layers! #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45:
Communique 12x12 paper: Pen in Hand, Society Page, Classy Correspondence, Typography, On the Dot, Postage, Party Line, Telegram
Ornate Metal Keys
Metal Brads
Artistic Trading Tags - black
Other:
Chipboard elements: Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts small photo reel, steampunk light bulb shape set, steampunk shape set, Parisian shape set
Cardstock: WorldWin Papers Black
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Ink: Top Boss Watermark, Ranger Distress Vintage Photo, VersaFine Onyx Black
Embossing powder: Tim Holtz Distress Black Soot, Vintage Photo; Stampendous Aged Bronze; Enchanted Cottage Malachite; Hampton Art various metallic
Metal embellishments: Creative Impressions brads; Tim Holtz game spinners, clock, number brads, clips, hinge fasteners, book plate
Die cut words: Papertrey Ink
Punches: Stampin' Up 3/4", 1 1/2" circles, Fiskars border punch, Creative Memories corner rounder
Stamps: Verve Framed Lilies
Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG tape and foam tape, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D foam squares, Scor-tape, Ranger Glossy Accents, hot glue

The fun doesn't end here! We are also giving away a $40 prize pack of A Proper Gentleman this week here on the blog. All you have to do is comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to enter the contest. We will announce a winner here on the blog on Friday, February 5. Have fun and enter today!

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We are so glad you joined us for the Communique fun today! Have a fabulous Tuesday, G45ers!

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