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August 31, 2012

Harmonious Layout & Cards Featuring Bird Song!


Hello G45ers, 

Happy Friday you all! Wow, what a week it's been! The Graphic 45 office is buzzing with activity as we've been processing orders for our brand new collections Bird Song and Nutcracker Sweet! This is a super busy time of year but we love it! Our new collections will begin arriving in stores very soon. We know you are all anxious to get your hands on these wonderful new products! Well we thought we'd amp up your excitement by sharing some stunning Bird Song crafts today! Tara Orr and Gloria Stengel have created some awe-inspiring crafts that you're going to love! There's an exquisite layout by Tara and two marvelous cards by Gloria! Inspiration is in bloom on today's blog! But first we want to announce the winner of this week's blog contest! This week's winner was chosen at random from our Facebook comments. And the winner is...

-Cathy Ross: "The Ladies Diary cards are absolutely gorgeous! And I can already envision an Advent calendar with the Nutcracker Sweet sweets!"

Congratulations, Cathy! Please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize! This is the amazing Nutcracker Sweet prize that Cathy won! We will have a new blog contest on Monday where you'll all have a chance to win more fabulous Graphic 45 goodies!

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And now it's time for some fabulous crafts! First up is this amazing Bird Song layout by Tara Orr. Tara used her classic paper layering and paper distressing to add gorgeous texture and dimension to this LO. You can really feel the love in this gorgeous work of art. The fussy cut birds and flowers look superb with stunning embellishments! This just goes to show you what you can create when you're inspired by love and fabulous papers!






May Arts Ribbon
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares

Next we have two incredible Bird Song cards by Gloria Stengel. Both of these cards are perfect for any occasion. Here you can see some splendid uses of the new Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Key Holes and Ornate Metal Keys. The vibrant patterned papers create an instance sense of joy and peace. This card is true classic! Here is what Gloria had to say about Bird Song!

"The beautiful papers in the Bird Song Collection lend themselves to cards! The combinations and possibilities are endless. Adding paper flowers and a bit of metal just allows the papers to pop" -Gloria Stengel




 Graphic 45 Staples:Metal: Key, Keyhole, Brads
 Graphic 45 packaging tag
 American Crafts: cardstock
 Clearsnap Colorbox: Dragonfly Black Pigment Ink; Graphic 45 Decades Photogenic Antiquing Ink 
 May Arts: ribbon 
Wild Orchid Crafts: paper flowers
 Adhesive: Glue Dots, foam squares, tape runner, white glue
Other: Asian coins

Here is another wonderful Bird Song card by Gloria Stengel. The gorgeous combination of soft pinks and sky blues is just perfect in this card! By layering the beautiful Bird Song papers and adding a few simple embellishments you can create so many amazing crafts! Let these beautiful cards inspire you to make a joyful treasure with Bird Song! Here's a fun tip from Gloria herself!

"Coat metal butterfly staples with matte gel medium and adhere paper. Trim paper and sand edges. Glue pen nib to the butterfly to mimic the butterfly's body." -Gloria Stengel




Graphic 45 Papers: Bird Song
Good Fortune
Cherry Blossom
Shanghai Girls
Graphic 45 Staples:
Metal: Keyhole, Butterfly
American Crafts: cardstock
Clearsnap Colorbox: Wicked Archival Ink
Hampton Arts: Stamp
Really Reasonable Ribbon: ribbon
Tim Holtz Idea-ology: pen nib
Wild Orchid Crafts: paper flowers
Copic: Markers
Martha Stewart: punches
My Favorite Things: Fishtail Flag Stax die
Adhesive: Glue Dots, tape runner, white glue, Liquitex matte gel
Other: Asian coins, brads
Well that's all for today, G45ers. We hope you had fun seeing today's fabulous Bird Song crafts! Huge thanks to Tara Orr and Gloria Stengel for their incredible creations today! We have yet another fun week of crafts and prizes coming up! We hope you'll all come back and see us! Have a great day and a very happy weekend!

Your Pals in Paper,

Team Graphic 45


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Congrats Kathy! I love the little details in these cards and lay outs.

These cards are great! So many fun combinations possible!

I'm sad I didn't win, but congratulations to Kathy!
The Layout is undescribable - absolutely beautiful! But the CARDS!!! Gloria has outdone herself with beautifully simple cards! I just got my first BirdSong yesterday at Archivers...they had sold out of the 12X12, but still had some 8X8 so I foresee cards and minis in it's future!

Happy friday!

Congrats Kathy! Loving the Bird Song. Got my first pieces last night at my LSS-almost sold out sonI grabbed what I could. Can't wait to use it to make a mini this weekend.

Congrats to Cathy!! I loveeeeeeeeee today's projects!! GORGEOUS!!!!! LOVING that ink pen piece on the butterfly!!!!

Stunning projects, I can't wait to get this paper!!

Congrats to Cathy, have fun making your calender. Love all the projects using Bird Song. This collection is the bomb! It is so beautiful and I just love it.

Wow, all of this is so wonderful and inspiring!

Absolutely stunning projects! Great job everyone

This projects are gorgeous!!! WOW!!!

Love the beautiful projects and all the detail....love the butterfly with the ink pen point body..... LOL Tami

That butterfly is just too cute! Love these projects!

Love this collection, and Gloria makes it sing! Beautiful cards.

I love the layouts. Neat idea for the butterfly!!

Love the cards!

I love this line! Tara Orr sure does know how to rock Graphic 45's papers! All the projects are stunning.

Beautiful, beautiful beautiful... love the details, the flowers, that butterfly...omg so creative !!!

This is fabulous. I love it!

Stunning detail on these layouts. Especially love the cards and Love Birds layout. So pretty

Great projects!! The colors are so pretty.

Thank you so much for your inspiration throughout this week! This lay-out and these cards are absolutely gorgeous too! Love them!

Such gorgeous creations! I love the paper lanterns in Tara's piece...and the pen nib body for Gloria's butterfly is absolutely inspired!

Congratulations to your winner! The projects are just gorgeous too. :)

So, has there ever been a bad layout or project using G45 products? You would have to show it to prove it!

I just go the 8x8 Birdsong pad and these cards are inspiring...off I go.

Stunning and inspirational projects. Every one of them. Awesome!!!

The cards are really beautiful. I can't wait for my order to arrive.

tough act to follow...I'll do my best. You girls are amazing!

Congrats to Kathy!

Love, love, LOVE the layout & cards made with Bird Song! I need to go order this pronto! I must have it!

Congratulations Cathy! What a super prize you've won. And once again the artists have "wowed" us with their creations.

I can't wait for Bird Song to arrive in stores. I check every day to see if it's here yet. That is one gorgeous line.

Oh, WOW ... that's all I can say. These projects are fabulous!

The cards are elegant and I really do like the bird song dp, lovely. The scrapbook layout is very pretty, esp. like the lovebirds.

Congrat to Cathy.....I love...love...these layouts....awesome job...

The layout and cards are just beautiful! Congratulations Cathy!

Fabulous creations using the Bird song collection. I am soo excited to get mine.. all this inspiration is making me very impatient for the postman!

This are very wonderful, nice creations.

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