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February 10, 2017

Mardi Gras with Midnight Masquerade!

  , Midnight Masquerade, by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 001

We are so excited to continue sharing our designers amazing projects with our brand new (in stores this month!) collections! Today, Sandy Trefger shares an amazing Square Tag Album using Midnight Masquerade. First, Charee Filimoehala gives us a great tour with Scrapbook.com of this amazing new collection. You'll love this video: 

Charee's Midnight Masquerade Tour with Scrapbook.com

Now, see this collection in action with this gorgeous album from Sandy

, Midnight Masquerade, by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 002

"As soon as I saw Graphic 45’s Midnight Masquerade paper collection, I thought of Mardi Gras!  While I’ve never been to New Orleans during their Mardi Gras, I have been several times and love the celebratory air about the city.  I decided to use the Grahpic  45 Square Tag Album to create a Mardi Gras project.  Of course, I needed a mask for my front cover and that was easily done with one of the  beautiful papers from the collection and my cutting machine.  I handmade all the flowers which I think really gave this project an individual and unique look.  The purple Mardi Gras beads were added to the cover because my husband insisted that a Mardi Gras album must have a chain of Mardi Gras beads!" ~Sandy

, Midnight Masquerade, by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 001

Tip:  If you find that you don’t have ribbon in the exact color that you need to compliment the papers you are using for a project, always look to white seam binding ribbon to solve your problem.  It’s so easy to take a cut off piece of the ribbon, apply ink in the color you want on to your craft mat, spritz it with water or a clear spray and then smoosh your ribbon into the ink.  Make sure you get good coverage on the ribbon then squeeze out any excess and allow your ribbon to dry completely before tying it into a bow.  You can help speed up the drying process by using a heat gun or hair dryer.

, Midnight Masquerade, by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 003

, Midnight Masquerade, by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 004

Tip: If you have a paper element that’s too big or too long for your cover, simply curl up opposite corners of the cut out or tag and place it at an angle so that only a minimal amount sticks out over the edge of the album.

, Midnight Masquerade, by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 005

, Midnight Masquerade, by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 006

, Midnight Masquerade, by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 007

, Midnight Masquerade, by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 008

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, Midnight Masquerade, by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 012

 

Supply List:

Graphic 45 Midnight Masquerade 12x12 Paper Collection
Graphic 45 Square Tag Album, 8x8
Graphic 45 Color Box Decades Dark Cashmere Ink
Black Cardstock
Mask SVG File
Flower Punches
Flower Dies
Butterfly Punch
Mardi Gras Stringed Beads
Wink of Stella Brush Pen, Clear
Feathers
Seam Binding Ribbon, White
Seam Binding Ribbon, Pearl Aqua
Distress Ink, Seedless Preserves & Dusty Concord  (purples)
Perfect Pearl Mist, Clear
Seed Beads
Rhinestones
Lace
Score Tape
Glitter
Small Magnetic Snaps
Zig Zag Punch
Glossy Accents

Time to announce our blog contest winner this week! Our randomly chosen winner is...

-Alex Brooklyn Ross: I love your collections so much ... they're almost 'magical'. Do you have unicorns working on your design team ?!? ;-)

Congratulations, Alex! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Thanks to everyone for taking part! 

(2) Bight Fun World's Fair, Time to Flourish, Staples $35 Graphic 45

Are you excited for Midnight Masquerade to hit stores? Look for it in the next week or two in your local store!

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

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

Comments

Gorgeous collection and beautifully crafted album. Can't love G45 papers etc any more than I do. :) x

What a lovely album and the papers used are just stunning.

Such a cute album & darling paper collection

Gorgeous project with amazing paper collection.

Midnight Masquerade is PERFECT for mardi Gras!!! TFS!

Love this new collection. The colors are so rich!

LOVE that purple mask!! Beautiful project!

The jeweled colors are my favorite! These are perfect for my trip to New Orleans!

Yay! Such a talent! I'm in awe how you bring all your ideas to life.

Catching up with all the projects this week...A.Mazing! Congrats to the winner! Hey G45...where's the 6x6 paper pads for the new collections and the banners (love those banners!) for us card makers? Wishing you would bring back the 8x8 paper pads with the DCE too! TGIF!

Love the purples and blues in this collection.

Lovely album!

Wow, Sandy... what a fabulous project. Love the mask on the front.

Love Love this paper line. Can't wait for to arrive at my home.

the mascarade is stunning!

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