Introducing our Graphic 45 Ambassadors & Creative Spaces Vol. 3 Blog Hop!
Welcome to our blog this beautiful Tuesday! Many of you may be joining us from the exciting Creative Spaces Vol. 3 Blog Hop. Welcome to the Graphic 45 blog! We are honored to be on this hop with you. Today, we will share a fun Sneak Peek of our spread in the Creative Spaces Vol. 3 magazine. Later, we'll introduce our Graphic 45 Ambassador Team! What a fun day this will be on the blog.
We are so honored to be in this issue of Creative Spaces Vol. 3 with Papercrafts & Scrapbooking Magazine! They are such an amazing source of inspiration, so we were over the moon to be asked to share our creative space with them. Have you picked up your issue of this magazine yet? Pick up one today and get a visual tour of so many inspiring spaces including our Graphic 45 Portland, OR Headquarters! Kitting, brainstorming, product development, and much more happens in this great space. (You may spy Henry the Office Dog in the collage below - he's a great source of creativity and snuggles in the office!)
Info on where to get the magazine is found at the Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine Shop!
By following along with the blog hop, you have a chance to win a free Creative Spaces issue! So make sure to hop along!
Follow Along with this great Blog Hop:
Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking magazine
Cathe at Just Something I Made
Kristi and Kelli at Lolly Jane
Beckie at Infarrantly Creative
Haeley at Design Improvised
Tracie at Cleverly Inspired
Carola at Boxwood Cottage
Lina at Fancy Frugal Life
Lia at Lia Griffith
Jen at Tatertots & Jello
Jill Yegerlehner/Jillibean Soup
Elle Price/Elle’s Studio
We R Memory Keepers
Graphic 45 <--YOU ARE HERE!
Fancy Pants Designs
Michelle at Chalkboard Blue
Hazel & Ruby
Now, let's introduce our incredible Graphic 45 Ambassadors! You may be wondering "What is a G45 Ambassador?" It's a designer we have specifically invited to represent Graphic 45, since they are already teaching so many wonderful classes and workshops with Graphic 45 products all over the world. You will see familiar faces in this group of designers and teachers. This program is invite-only and we asked some amazing crafters for this team. We are so excited to welcome these designers to this brand new program with Graphic 45!
Today, we will begin the Ambassador introductions with the amazing Clare Charvill from the United Kingdom! She teaches so many wonderful workshops with Graphic 45 and her YouTube channel is full of inspiring ideas and tutorials. She shares incredible projects today using a variety of collections. We are so honored to have Clare serve as a representative of Graphic 45! Join Clare as she takes us on a tour of these three projects!
"Firstly I’d like to thank Diane, Charee and Amie for inviting me to be an Ambassador. After two fabulous years on the design team I feel very honoured to be invited back to be part of such a wonderful family and was very touched when I read the invite mail.
My fascination for crafts started at a very early age, influenced by Mum and Nan who used to spend hours with me sewing, kitting and making paper and wool pompoms. Over the years around a full time job and the family I’ve touched on many crafts from cross stich, tapestry, Trapunto. Quilting, knitting and Sugar Craft which I went on to teach at basic and advanced level for ten years at our local college. I took the opportunity to qualify as a further education teacher while I was teaching too.
My interest in paper craft started a few years ago when I called into a local craft shop. I came out armed with a book and a paper trimmer and started making a few very basic layouts for the boys, but it wasn’t until the start of 2011 that I discovered the crafting community on You Tube and the vintage style papers that kept catching my eye. They were all by Graphic 45.
Inspired by the old albums of family photos I used to browse through with my Nan I made my first album with the gorgeous Curtain Call collection. That’s where my love affair with the gorgeously vintage designs Diane and her teamcreate started. Hooked, and totally inspired by the detail in the papers I used the Le Cirque collection for my next album, then Le Communiqué and, well the rest is history as they say.
I’ve had the most amazing time over the past three years, launching my blog and You Tube channel, joining the G45 Design Team and sharing my creativity with like-minded crafters all over the world. Here in the UK I run my own workshops and retreats, teach at craft shops around the country, demo at National Craft Shows and Trade Fairs and promote Graphic 45 on national television too.
The projects I’ve chosen to share with you cover all the areas of crafting that I enjoy designing. I hope you enjoy the journey."
Tea Time Trio
"Flavoured teas are so popular I thought I’d design a fun tea themed gift. Designing from scratch, taking flat sheets of chipboard, cardstock and paper and turning them into a three-dimensional gift idea is always fun.
The Botanical Tea papers were the perfect choice for this project, whichshowcases the pretty colours in the collection and combines stickers, staples and chipboard elements with 8 x 8 and 12 x 12 papers. I used one colour for each tea bag box to compliment the flavours on the front of each box and used stickers with glossy accent detail to make them look button like.
Mint – to help relieve headaches
Rose – to help relieve cold symptoms
Assam - can aid thinking and alertness
The boxes stand on a sturdy chipboard cabinet that could also be wall mounted.
This project was designed to teach in a one day workshop and covered a number of crafting techniques.
Hello Friend and Field of Flowers and Love Notes 12 x 12 papers
Botanical Tea 6 x 6 patterns and solids
Botanical Tea Chipboard 2
Botanical Tea Cardstock Banners
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads
Alpha Sticker Sheet
12 x 12 Cardstock
Alterations Mini Paper Rosette Die (657177)
Sizzix Border die
Brown acrylic p
Tacky glue/Glossy Accents
My Sporting Memories Box
"Making keepsake items is something we all love to do. This project is for the sporting enthusiast who loves to keep cuttings and photos of those special moments, collect autographs of their hero’s and keep those special collectables and trinkets too. It combines all I love to make, with a scrapbook album, wire bound autograph book with miniature stamped images on the cover, an altered drawer with lift out trinket tray and hidden compartment underneath all made from chipboard. I chose orange, cream and black papers as my colour palette from the Good Ol Sport collection and combined them with patterns and solids papers, banners, tags, pockets, stamps, chipboard pieces and staples to achieve the overall finished project. Graphic 45 papers are the perfect medium to use to on altered items and with their vintage style make a beautiful gift for the gent of all ages."
From the Good Ol Sport Collection
Good Ol Sport, Game Day, Touchdown, Number One Fan and Newsworthy,
12 x 12 papers
Good Ol Sport and Newsworthy 8 x 8 paper
6 x 6 Patterns and Solids
Tags & Pockets
Alpha Sticker Sheet
Shabby Chic Door Pulls
Stamp Sets 1,2 & 3
MDF A5 Box with Lid by Candy Box Crafts
Black Acrylic Paint
Glossy Accents/Tacky Glue and 3D pads
Shrink Plastic for stamped elements on the Autograph book
Art Deco Floral Centre Piece
"I decided to take the papers beyond the page for my final project, and with home decor in mind designed this art deco style vase of roses. The weight of the paper was perfect for shaping the rose petals. I wanted to show how easy it is to make something simple and elegant from papers that contain a lot of detail and also combine Graphic 45 collections new and old, something I love to do.
Flower making in Sugar Craft is something I’m very comfortable with but making flowers on stems out of paper was a new challenge. The roses are made from Fabulous paper from the Couture collection, the leaves from green Core’Dinations Signature Series card stock and the vase, made from chipboard and card combines Fashion paper from the Couture collection and recessed images from the Steampunk Debutante, one of my all time favorites. I could almost smell the roses as I was making them. :)"
Core’Dinations Signature Series card stock in green
12 x 12 Fashion and Fabulous Papers - Couture Collection
12 x 12 Nouveau Artistry paper - Steampunk Debutante Collection
Flower 3D & Vine 658064
Sizzix Flower Rose Die 658411
I had a fabulously creative time designing and making my new projects and look forward to sharing many more with you in the future."
Below are pictures of just a handful of the classes Clare teaches all over the United Kingdom! You will see huge smiles, beautiful projects, and fantastic fun!
Daisy's Jewels and Crafts Workshop:
It's Crafting Time Workshop:
Scotch Lodge Farm & Craft Shop:
Scrapbook Magic Workshop:
Clare Charvill is a wonderful designer and teacher and we're so honored to have her in this special program. You will see projects from her throughout the year made with new collections from us, and we cannot wait to see what she'll create! Are you a fan of Clare? Have you taken one of her classes or watched her YouTube channel? Welcome Clare as an Ambassador in the comments below! Join us tomorrow as we continue getting to know this great team.
Your Pals in Paper,
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