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27 posts from December 2016

December 26, 2016

A Year in Review with Graphic 45

  Year in Review Album, Nature Sketchbook, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 003

Sandy Trefger seriously wows today with her 2016 Year in Review album using Nature Sketchbook! The pages, the colors, the cover - all of it is pure perfection. Take a look at this amazing album:

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"In my busy life, I find that right now I just don’t have time to scrapbook all my photos but I still want to have something to look at to remember the special events and occasions.  A Year in Review Album is the perfect way to showcase a few favorite photos from each year and Graphic 45 makes it so easy!  For my 2016 Year in Review Album, I decided to use the Graphic 45 Mixed Media Album.  The book is already made for you and even comes with dividers and pages!  When I received their newest paper collection, Nature Sketchbook, I knew it was perfect for 2016!  My mother loved to garden and when I see the beautiful flowers and butterflies in this collection, it makes me think of her.   If you love this idea and would like to create your own Year in Review Album, I have a tutorial video for this project to show how I set up my pages and added in some pockets and flaps.  I apologize in advance as it is a long video but there were a lot of details that I wanted to share. I found a wonderful quote that perfectly shares the theme of my 2016 Year in Review Album and I wrote it on my first or splash page of the book:

'Gardeners, like everyone else, live second by second and minute by minute.  What we see at one particular moment is then and there before use.  But there is a second way of seeing.  Seeing with the eye of memory…calls up days and seasons past…' –Allen Lacy, ' The Gardener’s Eye' 1992

Happy Crafting!" ~ Sandy

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Year in Review Album, Nature Sketchbook, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 014

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Year in Review Album, Nature Sketchbook, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 014

Year in Review Album, Nature Sketchbook, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 014

Tip:

For a Year in Review album, narrow down your photo selections if possible to just one or two for each month. This will help to keep your book from becoming too thick, but if that does happen just add a pretty ribbon tie closure.  Choose photos that best tell your story or the ones that are your favorite. Remember to create some journaling blocks to add to your pages or to tuck into a pocket or envelope of those occasions that you don’t have any photos of or to provide more details.  


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Year in Review Album, Nature Sketchbook, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 014

Supply List:

Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook 12x12 Paper Collection
Graphic 45 Mixed Media Album, Black
Graphic 45 Policy Envelopes, Regular Black
Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook Ephemera Cards
Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook or Safari Stickers (Months & Year)
Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook Flowers
Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook Tags & Pockets
Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook Decorative Chipboard
Graphic 45 Stamped Metal Brads
Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Label Holder
Cardstock, Black 12x12
Lace Ribbon
Green & Black Seam Binding Ribbon
Regular Metal Brads
Assorted Bird, Butterfly, Floral Stamps or Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook Stamps
Journaling Block Line Stamp
Staz-On Black Ink Pad
Black Fine Tip Journaling Pen
Gold Seed Beads
Glossy Accents
Metal Leaves, Rhinestone Button or Charms
Double Sided Tape
Wet Glue Adhesive
Black and Brown Distress Ink

This week we have an amazing prize pack full of retired collections, Deluxe Collector's Editions, a Mixed Media Album, gorgeous Staples, and more! All you have to do to enter is comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page! We'll announce a winner here on the blog on Friday, so have fun entering!

$100 An ABC Primer, Proper Gentleman, Mixed Media Album, Staples

Have you created a Year in Review Album before? We'd love to see yours! Share on our Facebook page!

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

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

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December 23, 2016

DIY Merry Christmas Banner Project Sheet using the Alpha Banner

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Merry Christmas from Graphic 45!  Enjoy this fantastic DIY Merry Christmas Banner Project Sheet.  

Download Merry Christmas Banner Project Sheet

Supplies needed:

Graphic 45 12 x 12 papers: St Nicholas 1 sheet of:

St. Nicholas 4501397

North Pole 4501400

Be Jolly 4501401

Starry Night 4501403

Christmas Cheer 4501407

Season’s Greetings 4501407

Holly Daze 4501408

St. Nicholas Decorative Chipboard 4501415

Graphic 45 Staples: Metal Clock Keys 4501293, Red Alphabet Banners 4501268

Ribbon: 91” May Arts Olive ribbon HN-1-16, 162” May Arts black/ivory striped ribbon RG-8-10

Other:Standard office hole punch

Adhesive

Punches: Holly Punches, large and small, 1 ¼” circle punch, 1 ¾” star punch

Scallop scissors

Bone Folder

Brown ink and foam sponge for inking

Scissors

 

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St.-Nicholas-Christmas-Banner-Graphic-45-Fall-Events-10-of-38Have a blast creating your own banner and be sure to share your creations on Facebook and Instagram with #Graphic45.   

Wishing you a safe and happy holiday from our family to yours.  

Merry Christmas to our Dear G45ers!

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This weekend is Christmas and we have had so much fun sharing holiday inspiration with you all! We round out this festive season with a most glorious creation from Lena Astafeva. It is filled with wonderful detail, immense charm, and photo memories to boot! Enjoy this gorgeous project from the amazing Lena!

 

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"In my childhood I wished to be in the magic  to shop. I believed that existed the world where toys could talk and move. That’s why I looked on the shop windows very carefully. Now I like tiny toy shops. So, I decided to make one on my own. It’ is made of. From the outside it looks like a shop. Inside there are toys and different things on the door from one side.  On the other side there is our family photograph and musical mechanism. I love musical toys very much. Let the magic be with us forever. You should believe in miracle. " ~Lena

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Supply List :

St Nicholas 12x12 Pad
St Nicholas 8x8 Pad
St Nicholas Banners
Christmas Emporium Pad 8x8 (retired collection)

Now, let's announce this week's giveaway! Our randomly chosen winner is...

-Becca Yahrling: I now have a new favorite saying: Do Anything but Let it Produce Joy. How beautiful! And these projects today are simply stunning works of art.
Merry Christmas to all!

Congratulations, Becca! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Thanks to everyone who entered and we hope you have a great holiday weekend!

St Nicholas, Ivory Book Box and Celebrate ATC Tag Prize $80+

We hope you have a very Merry Christmas, G45ers! We hope it is filled with peace, love, and cheer. We are so thankful for you!

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

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December 22, 2016

It's Almost Christmas!

 December assigment - olga christmas card st nicholaus and cafe parisian (8)

We have shiny, shimmery, and splendid projects today from Olga Heldwein and Nico Scrap! We love the unique colors they used to make stunning holiday projects. You will definitely leave inspired today! First, let's see 3 cards from Olga using non-holiday collections and stunning color schemes:

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"I'm not a huge cardmaker but on the other hand I would like to send some cards to my closest friends. So I made series of fast to make cards. Based on few pieces of paper some branches and few chipboards. I made two traditional ones from St. Nicholas collection and two from Cafe Parisian - this proves that any papers can be use for Christmas projects if they have proper glittery companion :)" ~Olga

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Tip for this month – you cannot have to much glitter on Christmas projects so don't hold yourself. Try to sprinkle glitter on wet paint, gesso or ink and enjoy all that sparkle :)


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December assigment - olga christmas card st nicholaus and cafe parisian (8)


December assigment - olga christmas card st nicholaus and cafe parisian (8)

December assigment - olga christmas card st nicholaus and cafe parisian (8)

Supply List

Café Parisian 8x8 Pad
4501434
Café Parisian Decorative Chipboard
4501439
Café Parisian Tags & Pockets
4501437
St Nicholas 8x8 Pad
4501410
St Nicholas Journaling Chipboard
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St Nicholas Tags & Pockets
4501413
Stampendous embossing powders
And some flowers that i still have from blog hop with Petaloo and chipboards

Now, Nico Scrap creates an angelic project using Steampunk Debutante. We love how both Olga and Nico Scrap thought outside the holiday collection for these amazing winter projects!

Sweet angel canvas, Steampunk debutante , photo 1 , by Nico Scrap, Product by Graphic 45.

"Every children is an angel, and we know that because of their smiles. And they have wings and pure heart! I have imagined this little boy during christmas time, having fun in a enchanted frosty forest! Evrything sparkles with a touch of aqua and gold frosty embellishments! I have made a special canvas that can be used as a Christmas Home decor! " ~Nico Scrap

Sweet angel canvas, Steampunk debutante , photo 2 , by Nico Scrap, Product by Graphic 45.

 

Nico Scrap's Sweet Angel Tutorial

Sweet angel canvas, Steampunk debutante , photo 3 , by Nico Scrap, Product by Graphic 45.

Sweet angel canvas, Steampunk debutante , photo 4 , by Nico Scrap, Product by Graphic 45.

Supply List

Steampunk debutante paper collection Graphic45
Graphic45 stamp ( City escape collection )
Tim Holtz die ( frame, christmas tree )
Canvas
Double sided tape
Foam tape
Metal embellishments Scrapunlimited
Flowers Petaloo
13arts white splash

This week, we are giving away an $80 prize pack filled with St. Nicholas goodies. 'Tis the season for handmade goodies! All you need to do to enter is comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page. We will announce a winner here on the blog tomorrow, so enter today. Have fun entering!

St Nicholas, Ivory Book Box and Celebrate ATC Tag Prize $80+

What are your favorite non-traditional color schemes for the holidays?

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

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

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December 21, 2016

A St. Nicholas album & Card

  St Nicholas Album 2 Clare Charvill Graphic 45

The holiday inspiration continues today with a St. Nicholas album and card from Clare Charvill and Nico Scrap! What a fun week of projects on the blog! First, let's see this wonderful album from Clare. What a perfect project to keep your holiday photos in!

St Nicholas Album 2 Clare Charvill Graphic 45

"I’m really excited to be sharing my 2016 Christmas Album with you today.  As a G45er you’ll know how much detail Diane and her team pack into the stunning paper collections Graphic 45 release for us to be creative.  With beautiful papers, coordinating cut outs and embellishments, we’re always spoilt for choice when it comes to making our projects. The papers always work their magic and allow us to create beautiful projects.  The St Nicholas collection is packed full of fabulously traditional papers and imagery for your seasonal craft making.


Having browsed through the 12 x 12 St Nicholas pad I started creating the page designs by taking out one sheet of each paper and moving them about together to get a flow of colours I was happy with, and then matched in cut-aparts, borders and patterns and solids to create the final mix for each page.  St Nick sets the scene on my album cover. He was the just the perfect size for my album.  The album has a box cover, four double sided interactive pages, large pull out mats and a photo book at the back, creating oodles of space to add your festive photos and create a beautiful Christmas keepsake. There’s a PDF Tutorial to go with the album available from my website and full video of the album via the link below:

 

Clare's YouTube Tour

Link to the PDF Tutorial:

http://www.mycreativespirit.co.uk/st-nicholas-album-graphic-45-1057-p.asp

St Nicholas Album 2 Clare Charvill Graphic 45

St Nicholas Album 2 Clare Charvill Graphic 45

Supply List

St Nicholas 12 x 12 Paper Pad
St Nicholas Patterns and Solids
St Nicholas Decorative Chipboard
St Nicholas Sticker Sheet
Red Ribbon
Black Card
Chipboard sheets
Stickles – Diamond Dust and Cranberry
Punches from my Stash
Tacky Glue & Glossy Accents

Now, enjoy this wonderful card from Nico Scrap! We love the vintage photo!

It's the most worderful time of the year , Saint Nicholas collection, card by Nico Scrap, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

"The perfect present start with the best card, and so i decided to make a special card for a special friend using my favourite christmas collection “Saint Nicholas”. Of course the papers match perfectly with these Petaloo flowers and a vintage christmas image. Have you started making your Christmas cards?" ~Nico Scrap


It's the most worderful time of the year , Saint Nicholas collection, card by Nico Scrap, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

Supply List

Saint Nicholas collection Graphic45
Distresser and distress tool
Brown ink Graphic45
Black splash! ink and green splash! ink 13@rts
Magnolia Dies
flowers Petaloo Design

This week, in honor of Christmas week, we are giving away an $80 prize pack filled with St. Nicholas goodies. 'Tis the season for handmade goodies! All you need to do to enter is comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page. We will announce a winner here on the blog on Friday. Have fun entering!

St Nicholas, Ivory Book Box and Celebrate ATC Tag Prize $80+

Thanks for joining us today, G45ers!

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

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