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June 30, 2014

Graphic 45 Summer Plans!


Happy Monday, G45ers! Are you ready for a new week of inspiration, fun, new projects, featured artists, and more? We sure are! Today, we are sharing with you our fun summer events coming up in the next month. We have been kitting classes, getting ready, and most of all feeling excited for all the fun events coming up! Then, at the end of the blog, the best is yet to be! Rhea Freitag shares an amazing altered box using An Eerie Tale. What a great Monday!

It's Monday! You know what that means, another blog contest! Win this Typography $30 prize pack by commenting on Facebook or here on the blog. How fun and so easy! We will announce a winner Friday here on the blog.


July 22-24, 2014, Graphic 45 will be at the Sheraton in Salt Lake City for Sierra Pacific's Mixed Media Madness event. There will be a great class that Graphic 45 will be teaching, and tons of fun. This wholesale buying event will be a great time to see many of our wonderful LSS (local scrapbook stores) and online stores who carry Graphic 45 and we cannot wait!  


Find out more about the Mixed Media Madness Show

Registration Information Here

July 29-31, Graphic 45 will be in Atlanta at the CHA 2014 Paper Arts Show. Another great wholesale buying event where your favorite LSS will be purchasing new collections from us and many other great companies. There will also be a fabulous workshop there and a great time to catch up with our wonderful stores!


Find out more about the CHA Paper Arts Show

Paper Arts Show Website

Here is a Sneak Peek of the great project we will be creating at both of these shows in our Graphic 45 workshop. Love Come Away with Me!


Charee and Aimee Filimoehala will be teaching the Come Away with Me workshop at the Mixed Media Madness show.


Jeff Filimoehala will be teaching the Come Away with Me workshop at the Paper Arts Show in Atlanta!


It's going to be a fantastic summer! We hope to see many of our store owners there!

Now, how about some papercrafty eye candy before we let you go, G45ers? Rhea Freitag always makes such memorable and wonderful projects. This altered box using An Eerie Tale is just amazing! So many great details and techniques throughout.

"This project was all inspired by the old box I had on hand from a large make up chain store. I thought the 'peek-a-boo' element on the top was the perfect match for Graphic 45’s new paper, An Erie Tale. I chose two complimenting papers that were non seasonal, Enchanted and A Grand Illusion, so this could work for gift giving year round. To make this box with lightning speed, I used my Creative Station by Xyron. This made everything perfectly sticky and did not require drying time! The addition of thewashi tape gave it a finished look and also covered up the edges. In order to accent the slit in the box, I decided to frame it out with little pegs to create a unique closure. I just love how it makes the box look corseted! Inside the box I made a fun paperclay heart and lined the box with a bit of Spanish moss as it suits the theme. Cheers!" ~Rhea


Love love the G45 Washi Tape around the edges.


This project is just as beautiful on the inside as it is out!







Love this heart inside! What an amazing detail.


Supply List

12 x 12 Enchantment
12 x 12 A Grand Illusion
Shabby Chic Ornate Keyhole
Washi Tape Set
Metal Flower Staples
Xyron 5” Creative Station
Petaloo Flowers
Tim Holtz Hitching Posts
Embellishments: buttons, mushroom, pumpkin
Paperclay, texture stamp, spray inks

Thanks for joining us to share our summer plans and the beautiful work of Rhea Freitag! Join us tomorrow for a very special featured artist. We'll see you then!

Your Pals in Paper,

Graphic 45

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



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Love this!!!love g45!

I love the altered box, I just bought "Eerie Tale" collection last week. Love this paper. Can't wait to see what other people create with it. Thanks for an opportunity to win some "typography", I do not have any of this line. Good Luck to everyone :)

I have seen so many gorgeous makes made with the Typography collection. Such a great prize.

Rheas box is gorgeous. The closure is a brill idea.

Nice...would love to see a patriotic line. How great would that be?

Great project. Thanks for the chance to win this weeks paper giveaway!!

Very nice. Rhea's box is pretty darn awesome!

lovely box (I love boxes) :-D

Happy Monday all!! The girls photo is so gorgeous!! Charee and Aimee. Love the project by Jeff. So creative!!

It's very beautiful . Thanks for the chance,

Boxes are so much fun to make, love the entry and use of paper.

Very clever! Love how it laces up!

Have a great time at all of your shows this summer!
Rhea's altered box is very cute. The clay heart showcases her mixed media talent. Love it

I love this paper - have to get more.
thanks for sharing

Lovely project!

Gorgeous inspiration here, love it all!!!

Summer plans post is filled with so many great projects. Jeff's come a way with me. Rhea box is beautiful nice picture of Aimee & Charee, thanks for the oportunity to win once again. Good luck to all.

Beautiful project, and fabulous prize ! Thank you for the chance to win!

wow, what a beautiful box and that closure is fantastic, sure gone use it too. And I wish I could join you but it's a bit far from home so I will enjoy myself with all your great things on the internet

I'm always amazed at the creative ideas on the Graphic 45 blog!! I always save the emails I receive so I can quickly refer to them for inspiration in my own crafting!! I'm relatively new at paper crafting, but all the Graphic 45 collections are "must haves" on my wish list!! Wish I could find a site that offered some of the retired collections at a reasonable price -- so sad I missed the Alice in Wonderland and Wizard of Oz collections when they were readily available! Can't wait for future offerings and the wonderful creations folks make and share!!!!!

Yeah, the G45 crafters pretty much blow me away on a daily basis. Wowza!

Great project! Would love to win this week's package.

That box is the coolest thing I've seen. I can't wait to try it. What a wonderfully clever box closure idea.

Love the box!

Beautiful project. Love the laces.
Wish I could join you for some
of those summer plans.

Amazing projects. Love all of the Graphic45 lines.

Wonderful projects. Wish I could attend some of those classes, but I will have to settle for winning the Typography package!...Bobbie

Thanks for sharing, Rhea! The box is beautiful!

Oh my, Rhea's piece is incredible! Look at that fastening & gorgeous heart?!
I would SO JUMP for JOY if I could win Typography prize, LOVE it!!
I would make up for fact that shows are a little far away to get to from UK :)))

Love the box, thanks for showing it.

This altered box is lovely...this collection is so pretty! Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent Rhea. :)

Lovely project by Rhea, as always!! Really love the ribbon laced around the knobs. Great look.
<3 J

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I love the inspiration of the graphic 45 designers and ambassadors. I particularly appreciate the cards and tags - projects which I can readily use. Thank you for the chance to win your blog prize.


Love how that box laces up.

What a fantastic project. I really like the way you lace up the box.


Love all of the great projects. The box is wonderful!

Oh that box is so pretty! :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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