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May 29, 2013

A Fond Graphic 45 Farewell to Betto Cesare


Hello G45ers,

Get ready for some fun because today's Graphic 45 blog is filled with enchantment! We want to welcome you all to another special day as we pay tribute to Betto Cesare of the Graphic 45 2012 Design Team. It's been an incredible year and we have loved all of the amazing inspiration that Betto brought to our team! We will miss his superb talent, fun tutorials and cheerful enthusiasm for Graphic 45. Betto's creations always received such rave reviews on our blog and Facebook page. He has inspired so many people with his playful imagination and flawless style. Today we wanted to share a few of our favorite crafts from Betto. We've got layouts, home decor, altered art and more! Seeing Betto's crafts all together on today's blog is sure to dazzle you as they reveal the astonishing rage of his talents! Lets begin by getting to know a little bit more about the fantastic Betto! 


About Betto:

I live in São Paulo - Brazil. Since child I found myself surrounded by stamps and color pencil, which was  favorite toys. When I was teenager I love to customize my stuff, all I had was different with personal touch. Scrapbooking, when I started doing that I started thinking it would be just another craft or technique I was learning. I always did crafts and scrapbooking and never imagined that it would take much space in my life, not only the space of my shelves, but the importance he has for me too! Today I can dive into this universe and create a new world, I can give color and form to the love I feel for the people dearest, friends, family, through photos, paper and ink too!

We encourage you all to check out Betto's gorgeous blog to discover his latest and greatest craft creations!

Betto's Blog:


We begin today's tribute to Betto with some of his famous layouts! This is his heartwarming Secret Garden LO that displays delicate fussy cutting and fabulous use of Secret Garden Banners. That adorable central photo only adds to the beauty of this joyful LO! Secret Garden Alphabet Stickers spell out the "pure joy" sentiment that this LO embodies!



Here is a hauntingly beautiful Tropical Travelogue LO featuring this amazing mask! The fussy cutting and clever paper distressing adds so much movement to this piece! There is such a freshness to this LO with botanical and oceanic elements! It's so bright and beautiful!

Tropical Travelogue layout mask Betto Cesare Graphic 45

Here is another breathtaking layout by Betto. This one features lots of different Graphic 45 collections including Magic of Oz, On the Boardwalk and Olde Curiosity Shoppe. Betto did an amazing job of layering papers with fussy cut elements and pretty embellishments. It's a great example of what you can create when you combine Graphic 45 collections! This LO is like looking into a dream! It's full of color and wonderment!

Magic of Oz On the Boardwalk Olde Curiosity Shoppe layout Betto Cesare Graphic 45

Here is another incredible layout by Betto. He explains, "This is a project I did on canvas using gesso and coloring with Gellatos, used cotton fiber and clippings from the Secret Garden collection with 3D tape to give dimension to the project." Wow, this layout has so many lavish layers and vibrant colors! Betto always knew how to make Graphic 45 collections come to life! 



Here is a gorgeous Tropical Travelogue altered 5x5 box and mini album that Betto created. This is such an inspiring piece that is just perfect for summer and vacation photos! Again we see some of Betto's famous fussy cutting along with masterful use of pretty embellishments. This mini is a true celebration of happy summertime memories!

Tropical Travelogue mini album Betto Cesare Graphic 45




The Magic of Oz came to life in this whimsical tag that Betto created! Sweet fussy cutting and pretty inking help make this tag a breathtaking treasure. It's fun, easy to make and incredibly cheerful!

Magic of Oz Tag Graphic 45 Betto Cesare

Here is one of Betto's gorgeous pieces of holiday home decor! This altered printer tray is all decked out in Nutcracker Sweet and lots of festive embellishments. This amazing creation would also make the perfect handmade holiday gift! This fabulous tray tells a heartwarming story of holiday cheer! Christmas comes to life in this delightful piece of altered art!

Nutcracker Sweet Altered Art Betto Cesare

Last but not least is this epic piece of altered art featuring A Ladies' Diary. This is Betto's gorgeous altered box and tea set! This elegant box opens to reveal a sweet little kit for making tea! Hand-dyed lace flowers look incredible against the elegant papers of A Ladies' Diary. This superb craft captures all the sophistication and charm of A Ladies' Diary!

A Ladies' Diary altered art Betto Cesare Graphic 45




We have so enjoyed this outstanding year with Betto on our Design Team! We will miss his amazing talents and inspiration. We know he will continue to create brilliant works of art that will  dazzle others for years to come! We wish him the very best and we know his future will be bright! Thank you Betto! You are fantastic!

We hope you will all stop by and see us tomorrow for more amazing craft inspiration that is sure to brighten your day! Thank you all so much for joining us! We wish you all a very happy day!

Your Pals in Paper,

Team Graphic 45


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What enchanting work you do Betto. Your talent and designs will truly be missed.

I have enjoyed his creations on the G45 blog... I will definitely miss him the most!!!


Beautiful, detailed work! I hope to see more in the future!

I've just subscribed to Betto's blog because I don't want to miss any of his work...super talented!

Wow, only when you do a recap I am reminded of just how many great projects Betto made?! Will miss your work. All the best!! :)

Betto always makes such amazing projects. We're going to miss him. I'm going to subscribe to his blog.

Beautiful body of work.

Thank You Betto for all the fabulous pieces. Best of luck on your next crafty adventure.

will miss all the retiring designers, am looking forward to seeing what the new designers do with your great paper

You have done so many beautiful things, keep making them Betto!

Betto is the bomb!!! Love love love :)

Fantastic pieces!! such creativity and imagination, its so inspiring to also step into that world of imagination!! Good luck Betto!! TFS!!!

Breathtaking!!! I love when designers show us how to combine different collections. Thank you.

such a creative, imaginative artist...wishing you the very best.

Kudos to Betto!!! Here's to an awesome and inspiring future and thanks for the great G45 artwork!

Stunning creations!!!

What beautiful, inspiring work! Congratulations to Graphic 45 for bringing Betto to us!! Looking forward to seeing much more from this talented man!

Wonderful repurposed items. Love the tea set.

love em all

I love the Dorothy hanging!

I will miss his wonderful projects! Love the Tea Set♥

Betto does such amazing work!

OMG! I just love Betto's projects, such amazing creativity. Especially loved the mask and the Tropical Travelogue album. Sorry to see him go...

Amazing creations! Wow!

These are all just so beautifully colored. I would love to be able to scraplift please!

Wow - the details and layers in Betto's beautiful creations are amazing. Thanks, G45 and Betto! Judy D.

They are all such amazingly gorgeous creations! You are so talented!

Fantastic inspiration from Betto using the fab G45 papers. Thank you.

Betto's creativity & the way he views his art is so inspirational. I wish he could continue to be part of the G45 DT indefinitely!!! Good luck & thank you for your gorgeous projects!!!

great inspiration from every projects thanks

Beautiful work, Betto. You are an inspiration to us all.


Awesome inspiration! Goo luck Betto! Will follow your blog!

Love the mini-album, the tag,........
Everything is so beautiful. Good luck in your future endeavors Betto.

Betto's creative projects are so artsy, each one shows his talents. Really enjoyed looking back on his work.

Amazing talent! Love the secret garden LO and Tropical Travelogue mini and box!
I might have to copy it!

love that mask

100% talent!!! Incredible what you did!!

WOW ! Beto it's been awesome; You have WOWED me so much this past year, love your creativeness. I don't think I could pick a favorite because there are just so many... :) !

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