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August 05, 2015

Beauty with Botanicabella!

Olympic Layout Botanicabella, Maggi Harding,, Graphic 45 (1)

It's a beautiful Wednesday for Botanicabella! Today, Maggi Harding and Arlene Cuevas have brilliant ideas with this Deluxe Collector's Edition and we cannot wait to share it with you, G45ers! Enjoy this great day of inspiration.

First, Maggi shares a gorgeous layout using Botanicabella.

"I was super excited to see Botanicabella being re-released!  To me, it's that one Graphic 45 collection that is just a little bit different from all the others.  The nature colors that characterize this collection were perfect for my photo taken in the rain forest at Olympic National Park.  I border punched several different papers and layered them underneath my photo and then fussy cut leaves, butterflies and a bird to dress up my nature scene.

Tip:  Try popping up your photo, as I have done, on your next layout to give it emphasis." ~Maggi

Olympic Layout Botanicabella, Maggi Harding,, Graphic 45


Olympic Layout Botanicabella, Maggi Harding,, Graphic 45


Olympic Layout Botanicabella, Maggi Harding,, Graphic 45


Olympic Layout Botanicabella, Maggi Harding,, Graphic 45


Olympic Layout Botanicabella, Maggi Harding,, Graphic 45

 Supply List

Graphic 45 Botanicabella Deluxe Collector's Edition:
Botanicabella
Love Letters
Summer Sonata
Botanical News
Birds in Paradise
Antiquity
Secret Garden
Other Supplies:
American Crafts Junebug burlap letter stickers
Petaloo Textured Blossoms Amber
Petaloo Darjeeling sage green
Distress black ink
Color Box Graphic 45 Decades ink: Antique Moss, Venetian Lace

Next, Arlene has a stunning card with amazing layers and dimension. We love this!

"I created this 5 ½ x 5 ½ card featuring Graphic 45’s Botanicabella papers. I’m so excited about this paper collection being re-released in a Collector’s Edition pack. It speaks true classic, Graphic 45. I love all the butterflies, flowers and vintage images, it’s definitely one of my favorite collections to work with. Then again… I love them all! :-)

Tip: Use 80-110 weight cardstock, especially for cards that will contain many layers and embellishments. This will ensure your card doesn’t bend and fold where you don’t want it to!" ~Arlene

Beautiful Botanicabella card by Arlene #graphic45

 

Arlene's Video Card Tour


Beautiful Botanicabella card by Arlene #graphic45


Beautiful Botanicabella card by Arlene #graphic45


Beautiful Botanicabella card by Arlene #graphic45


Beautiful Botanicabella card by Arlene #graphic45

Supply List

Botanicabella 12x12 papers
Staples: Ornate Metal Keyhole, Ornate Metal Key, Stamped Metal brad
Paper Trey Ink Kraft card stock & Black card stock
Petaloo Flower
Recollections Flower
Lalaland Crafts Scallop Border Die
Rangers Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
Lace
Paper Studio sequins
We R Memory Keepers Edge Punch (Deco)
Glossy Accents
ScorTape
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares
Scotch 3M ATG adhesive
Hot Glue

A lot of our G45ers have commented they are having a hard time seeing our Facebook posts now. So, we wanted to share how to follow us! If you want to see our posts, we have posted screen shots of how to do so. First of all, you can Click "See First" when you click the "Like" button and our posts will show up at the top of your News Feed. See where to click here:

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Also, you can click "Get Notifications" so that whenever we post, you will get a notification similar to when your friends post on your wall. That way you'll never miss a post! See where to click here:


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We hope this helps since we have had many questions about our Facebook emailed to us. We post just as much as we used to, Facebook just often changes how the Pages are seen, so these are surefire ways to keep in touch!

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We have an awesome contest this week! Enter below:

 a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks for joining us today! We hope you enjoyed these great ideas with Botanicabella. And we hope you can follow us more successfully on Facebook.

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

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

July 31, 2015

Faber Castell & Graphic 45 Blog Hop: Day 5

An Ivitation layout by Solange Marques featuring Gilded Lily collection and Faber Casell mixed media products(1)

We have had such a great time hopping with Faber-Castell this week and we can't believe it's the last day! We have 2 fabulous projects to bring utmost inspiration. Solange Marques and Maggi Harding have a layout and canvas sure to kick off a great weekend. At the end of the blog jump on over to Faber-Castell's blog to get fabulous ideas. What fun! 

First, we have this amazing layout by Solange Marques for Solange's daughter's upcoming wedding. Absolutely breathtaking!

"Graphic 45 and Faber Castell together is wonderful for  people that love mixed media, like me. For this Blog Hop I made a mixed media layout using the new Gilded Lily collection from G45 and Faber Castell mediums. This collection is so  romantic and it’s perfect for this photo of my daughter and her future husband. I blended the photo on the background and I used gesso, gel médium, gelatos and pastel pencils on the background."~Solange

An Ivitation layout by Solange Marques featuring Gilded Lily collection and Faber Casell mixed media products


An Ivitation layout by Solange Marques featuring Gilded Lily collection and Faber Casell mixed media products


An Ivitation layout by Solange Marques featuring Gilded Lily collection and Faber Casell mixed media products


An Ivitation layout by Solange Marques featuring Gilded Lily collection and Faber Casell mixed media products

 

Supply List

Graphic 45 Gilded Lily collection 12x12 papers:
Creme de La Creme, Gilded Lily, Tres Chic
Cling Stamp G45 Artisan Style 1
G45 ink Pad
Faber Castell Gelatos
Faber Castell PITT Pastel Pencils
Faber Castell Gel Medium
Faber Castell Gesso
Acrylic Paints

Now, we love this fabulous canvas from Maggi Harding using Faber-Castell and Artisan Style. Amazing!

"To create my canvas, I first covered the entire canvas with gelato colors that coordinated with the Artisan Style design paper.  That was a much brighter look than I wanted so I painted over the background with a light coat of white gesso.  I used a paper towel to lightly remove some of the gesso so that some of the gelato color would show through.  Next, I used a stencil and Faber-Castell's Whipped Spackle to add texture to the background. ( I loved how easy it was to apply the spackle smoothly!)


After fussy cutting the peacocks and flowers from the Artisan Style 12 x 12 title page and elements from some of the Ephemera cards, I began creating a collage using Faber-Castell's Gel Medium both as a glue and sealant.  To get a really good seal and bubble free image, I apply the medium both to the canvas and to the fussy cut images as I glue them down.   Then I brush gel medium over each image as I glue it down, and use a rub on tool to smooth out the image and get rid of any bubbles that may have formed.

Once I was happy with the collaged scene I created, I used a water brush and added a little more gelato color here and there on the canvas.  I allowed that to dry and then put a final coat of gel medium over the entire canvas." ~Maggi

Canvas, Artisan Style, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45


Canvas, Artisan Style, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)


Canvas, Artisan Style, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45


Canvas, Artisan Style, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)

Supply List

Graphic 45 Artisan Style Collection:
Artisan Style (12 x 12)  4501104
Ephemera Cards 4501118
Stickers 4501117
Decorative Chipboard 4501116
Faber-Castell supplies:
Gelatos - 15 pc Metallics
Gelatos - SteamPunk Mix & Match Colors
Black, green, blue gelatos
PITT artist pen, big brush
Gel Medium
Whipped Spackle
Other:
Prima Stencil mini flora
White gesso

Definitely stop by the Faber-Castell blog for this last day of blog hop fun. 

Faber-castell

 

Hop on Over to Faber-Castell's Blog for the rest of the Hop!

Follow Faber-Castell on their Social Media!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DesignMemoryCraft

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/designmemcraft/

Instagram: https://instagram.com/design_memory_craft/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/DesignMemCraft

It's time to announce our giveaway winner! Thanks for taking part in our giveaway this week! Our randomly chosen winner is....

-Pat Shaw

Congratulations, Pat! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Thanks so much for joining our blog hop and taking part!

Thanks for joining us this week! We welcome our G45ers old and new and hope you'll check out our blog over the weekend for fun projects sheets and inspired ideas. Have a great weekend!

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

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

July 23, 2015

Graphic 45 Sneak Peeks Day Seven: A Christmas Carol

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We can't believe it's our last day of Sneak Peeks! What fun we have had showing you all these new collections. There is still so much fun to be had today with a first look at A Christmas Carol papers! Also, Robin Shakoor has a festive idea surely to brighten your day. 

First, let's find out who won the A Christmas Carol Sneak Peek prize packs yesterday! Our randomly chosen winners are....

From the blog:

-Rebecca Yahrling: Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! The projects shown today are fabulous - love that birdhouse

-Jenny Palka: A gorgeous present for papercrafting with all the trimmings is what the traditional Christmas Carol delivers.Can't wait to get my hands on this collection. Would love to win !!!!!!

From Facebook:

-Anita Cheek: Love the new collections!!!!

-Sharon Janas Palmer: 90 degrees outside - but thinking of what wonderful Christmas ideas this has inspiried is cool!

Congratulations, winners! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. To win four more $35 prize packs tomorrow filled with A Christmas Carol 8x8 Paper Pad, Decorative and Journaling Chipboard, Journaling & Ephemera Cards, and a 6x6 Patterns & Solids Paper Pad, just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page. Have fun!

Let's take a look at the beautiful papers in A Christmas Carol!

"You there! Boy in the street! Make Merry this season with A Christmas Carol from Graphic 45! No one can be a Scrooge looking at the rich holiday colors of this festive collection. We’ll take a journey through the seasons of our life with the beautiful reds, greens, and blues in this glorious paper collection. This set will include 8 double sided gorgeous new paper designs, 12x12 , 8x8  and 6x6 paper pads, coordinating die-cuts, 3 cling stamps sets and a sticker sheet. May this collection remind you of the joy of giving this holiday season! Bless us, everyone!"

A Christmas Carol

The signature page of A Christmas Carol - this new collection will be in stores in late August 2015 #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Graceful Garland

"Graceful Garland" from A Christmas Carol - this new collection will be in stores in late August 2015 #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Figgy Pudding

"Figgy Pudding" from A Christmas Carol - this new collection will be in stores in late August 2015 #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Yuletide Greetings

"Yuletide Greetings" from A Christmas Carol - this new collection will be in stores in late August 2015 #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Bah Humbug

"Bah Humbug" from A Christmas Carol - this new collection will be in stores in late August 2015 #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Seasonal Sentiments

"Seasonal Sentiments" from A Christmas Carol - this new collection will be in stores in late August 2015 #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Good Cheer

"Good Cheer" from A Christmas Carol - this new collection will be in stores in late August 2015 #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Scrooge and Marley

"Scrooge and Marley" from A Christmas Carol - this new collection will be in stores in late August 2015 #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

A Christmas Carol 12x12 Paper Pad

A Christmas Carol 12x12 Paper Pad. This new collection will be in stores in late August 2015 #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

A Christmas Carol 8x8 Paper Pad

The 8x8 Paper Pad of A Christmas Carol. This new collection will be in stores in late August 2015 #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

A Christmas Carol 6x6 Patterns & Solids Paper Pad

The 6x6 Patterns & Solids Paper Pad of A Christmas Carol. This new collection will be in stores in late August 2015 #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

The pages of the 6x6 Patterns & Solids Paper Pad of A Christmas Carol. This new collection will be in stores in late August 2015 #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Now, take a look at this amazing card idea from Robin!

"You will never say “Bah Humbug” when you see this gorgeous Christmas Carol themed collection.  I used my Cricut die cutting machine to create this card.  I always like to create interest with my cards.  I find the easiest way to do this is with the shape of the card itself.  I used solid red cardstock to create the base of the card.  I then used papers and images from the collection to create accents and embellishments.  I kept the design of the card simple, yet elegant.  I created the title using a sentiment from the paper collection and I finished my design by adding Stickles to the holly berries to added holiday sparkle.

Tip: Die cutting is a great way to create fun designs and shapes while using your favorite Graphic 45 papers.  Whether you use an electronic system or a simple hand operated machine, the results will allow you to create one of a kind keepsakes." ~Robin

Greeting Card, A Christmas Carol, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45


Greeting Card, A Christmas Carol, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45


Greeting Card, A Christmas Carol, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45

Supply List

A Christmas Carol – Figgy Pudding – 4501187
A Christmas Carol – Scrooge and Marley - 4501192
Other Supplies/Tools
Core-dinations Color Core Cardstock  - Graphic 45 – Triumphant Red
Quickie Glue Pen
Viva Décor – Pearl Pen – Cream
Ranger – Distress Ink – Antique Linen, Mowed Lawn
Ranger – Stickles – Candy Cane
Cricut Die Cutting Machine
Anna Griffin – Seaonal Soirees Cricut Cartridge

We also have these gorgeous projects using A Christmas Carol from Diane's Workshop! We love this altered Matchbook Box and ATC Book Box! So wonderful.

An altered matchbook box with A Christmas Carol from Diane's workshop #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

An altered ATC Book Box using A Christmas Carol from Diane's Workshop #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Thanks for joining us for Sneak Peeks! Look for these new products in stores in late August 2015. We are so glad you joined us and look forward to seeing our G45ers use these new products. How exciting!

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

July 22, 2015

Graphic 45 Sneak Peeks Day Six: A Christmas Carol

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Today, we get to introduce our gorgeous new holiday collection A Christmas Carol! Summer releases are so exciting when we get to release our new Christmas line. This one has so much charm, gorgeous, rich colors, and will be fun to use for all your holiday projects! We also have a beautiful card idea from the amazing Arlene Cuevas.

First, let's find out who won the Mon Amour Sneak Peek prize packs yesterday! Our randomly chosen winners are....

From the blog:

-Dee Fisher: Love, Love, Love the collection. This is a must have addition to Graphic 45 papers. Beautiful Vintage.

-Suzanne Hue: I'm so in love with this collection. Another winner for G45!

From Facebook:

-Susan Lawless: So excited to see all the new stuff! Mon Amour is so beautiful. Cant wait to get it into my hot little hands! Going to make such gorgeous pages and a little book, too! J'taime.

-Marcela Ibarra Tysoe: Need it, gotta have it. AMAZING!

Congratulations, winners! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. To win four more $35 prize packs tomorrow filled with A Christmas Carol 8x8 Paper Pad, Decorative and Journaling Chipboard, Journaling & Ephemera Cards, and a 6x6 Patterns & Solids Paper Pad, just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page. Have fun!

Let's take a look at the embellishments and the stamps from A Christmas Carol!

"You there! Boy in the street! Make Merry this season with A Christmas Carol from Graphic 45! No one can be a Scrooge looking at the rich holiday colors of this festive collection. We’ll take a journey through the seasons of our life with the beautiful reds, greens, and blues in this glorious paper collection. This set will include 8 double sided gorgeous new paper designs, 12x12 , 8x8  and 6x6 paper pads, coordinating die-cuts, 3 cling stamps sets and a sticker sheet. May this collection remind you of the joy of giving this holiday season! Bless us, everyone!"

A Christmas Carol Cardstock Stickers

A Christmas Carol cardstock stickers. This new collection will be in stores in late August 2015 #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

A Christmas Carol Decorative Chipboard

A Christmas Carol Decorative Chipboard. This new collection will be in stores in late August 2015 #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

A Christmas Carol Journaling Chipboard

A Christmas Carol Journaling Chipboard. This new collection will be in stores in late August 2015 #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

A Christmas Carol Cardstock Tags & Pockets

A Christmas Carol Cardstock Tags & Pockets. This new collection will be in stores in late August 2015 #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

A Christmas Carol Journaling & Ephemera Cards

A Christmas Carol Journaling & Ephemera Cards. This new collection will be in stores in late August 2015 #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

A Christmas Carol Hampton Art Cling Stamps

A Christmas Carol Hampton Art Cling Stamps! This new collection will be in stores in late August 2015. #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Arlene creates a brilliant card using A Christmas Carol! Check it out below:

"It’s Christmas in July with this gorgeous new holiday collection from Graphic 45 - A Christmas Carol! I created what’s called a “bendi fold” card. It’s a fun way to create a dimensional card that you can display, but then fold flat for mailing. I included a video tutorial so you can give one of these a try!

Tip: Be sure to have a sharp blade on your craft knife as you’ll be cutting through 2 layers of paper (design paper and card stock) to create the slits for your tabs on the card."~Arlene

 

A Christmas Carol bendi card + tutorial by Arlene #graphic45

 

Arlene's Video Tutorial


A Christmas Carol bendi card + tutorial by Arlene #graphic45


A Christmas Carol bendi card + tutorial by Arlene #graphic45


A Christmas Carol bendi card + tutorial by Arlene #graphic45


A Christmas Carol bendi card + tutorial by Arlene #graphic45

A Christmas Carol bendi card + tutorial by Arlene #graphic45


A Christmas Carol bendi card + tutorial by Arlene #graphic45


A Christmas Carol bendi card + tutorial by Arlene #graphic45

 Supply List

 

A Christmas Carol 12x12 papers
Coordinations Graphic 45 Signature Series card stock
I Am Roses flowers
Pretty Pink Posh sequins
Twine
Lace
ScorTape
Hot Glue
Dimensional foam squares
Glossy Accents

We also have this gorgeous altered album and altered birdhouse from Diane's workshop using A Christmas Carol! We love the bundle of flowers and the perfect use of the Door Knocker! So much fun!

A Christmas Carol album and altered birdhouse from Diane's workshop! #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Thank you so much for joining us today! We are so honored you join us. Join us tomorrow for a first look at the papers in this amazing new collection.

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

July 21, 2015

Graphic 45 Sneak Peeks Day Five: Mon Amour

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 The Sneak Peeks keep coming! Woo hoo! Today, we get a first look at the Mon Amour papers. Annette Green also shares a gorgeous album idea with this beautiful new collection. What a gorgeous Tuesday here on the blog!

First, let's find out who won the Mon Amour Sneak Peek prize packs yesterday! Our randomly chosen winners are....

From the blog:

-Regina Furman: Oh so very pretty! Another winner G45!

-Gail Gill: This will make a luscious anniversary album. So very beautiful.

From Facebook:

-Linda Lawson: Love the roses and the gentleness of the images.

-Linda Cross Fila: Stunningly beautiful!

Congratulations, winners! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. To win four more $35 prize packs tomorrow filled with a Mon Amour 8x8 Paper Pad, Decorative and Journaling Chipboard, Journaling & Ephemera Cards, and a 6x6 Patterns & Solids Paper Pad, just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page. Have fun!

Let's take a look at the gorgeous papers of Mon Amour!

"Say 'je t'aime' to our brand new collection Mon Amour from Graphic 45! This magnifique collection is filled with romance. Enjoy the picturesque couples, dreamy florals, and delicate script of this ravishing collection. You’ll fall in love with the rich pinks, creamy browns, and passionate creams of Mon Amour. This set will include 8 gorgeous new double-sided paper designs, 12x12 , 8x8  and 6x6 paper pads, coordinating die-cuts, 3 cling stamp set and a sticker sheet. Give into your creative infatuation with this gorgeous new collection!"

Mon Amour

The signature page from Mon Amour. This new collection will be in stores in late August 2015! #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Dearest Darling

"Dearest Darling" from Mon Amour. This new collection will be in stores in late August 2015! #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

One and Only

"One and Only" from Mon Amour. This new collection will be in stores in late August 2015! #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

True Love

"True Love" from Mon Amour. This new collection will be in stores in late August 2015! #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Heart's Desire

"Heart's Desire" from Mon Amour. This new collection will be in stores in late August 2015! #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

My Beloved

"My Beloved" from Mon Amour. This new collection will be in stores in late August 2015! #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Precious One

"Precious One" from Mon Amour. This new collection will be in stores in late August 2015! #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Forever Mine

"Forever Mine" from Mon Amour. This new collection will be in stores in late August 2015! #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Mon Amour 12x12 Paper Pad

Mon Amour 12x12 Paper Pad which will be in stores in late August 2015 #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Mon Amour 8x8 Paper Pad

Mon Amour 8x8 Paper Pad which will be in stores in late August 2015 #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Mon Amour 6x6 Patterns & Solids Paper Pad

Mon Amour 6x6 Patterns & Solids Paper Pad which will be in stores in late August 2015 #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

The pages of the Mon Amour 6x6 Patterns & Solids Paper Pad which will be in stores in late August 2015 #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Annette shares a beautiful mini album idea with our Tag Staples and Mon Amour! Take it away, Annette:

"Every time a new Graphic 45 collection comes out, I love the papers so much I immediately want to make a mini album because I know I’ll use every single sheet in the collection. I don’t want to leave any out! And that’s exactly how I felt when I saw Mon Amour for the first time. I’ve created this multi tag mini album with all three packs of the black tag staples, excluding only two of the ATC size. They worked perfectly with Mon Amour." ~Annette

Mon Amour multi tag mini album by Annette #graphic45

 

Annette's Video Tour

Mon Amour multi tag mini album by Annette #graphic45


Mon Amour multi tag mini album by Annette #graphic45


Mon Amour multi tag mini album by Annette #graphic45



Mon Amour multi tag mini album by Annette #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45 Mon Amour paper collection

One of each sheet, plus an extra sheet of “Precious One” and “Dearest Darling”

Graphic 45 Staples, Large Black Tag Album

Graphic 45 Staples, Regular Black Tag Album

Graphic 45 Staples, ATC Black Tag Album

Core’dinations Signature Series Cardstock for Graphic 45

Triumphant Red

Photogenic

Core’dinations Signature Series (Lights) Cardstock for Graphic 45

Vintage Rose

Other:

Various ribbons and trims, all from May Arts

Cinch wire binding and machine

½” circle punch

Dark Gray adhesive pearls

Copic markers

Heart punchs, Teresa Collins and Tim Holtz

Black electrical tape

What do you want to create with Mon Amour? These new collections will be in stores in late August 2015. The papercrafting fun starts soon!

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family