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July 29, 2014

Graphic 45 & Scrapbook Adhesives Blog Hop: Day 2

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Welcome to Day 2 of the Graphic 45 & Scrapbook Adhesives Blog Hop! Did you have fun hopping yesterday? We certainly hope you did. Today, there is more hopping to do, another day to win, and more incredible designers sharing their work. Join in the fun!

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Are you familiar with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L? We love their products, and their dimensional tape is a staple for the G45 team. Learn more about this great company!

"Our reliable and easy to use adhesives are perfect for not only scrapbooking, but also card making, mixed media, home décor and more. We offer strong permanent adhesives for archival use, 3D Foam for dimension, and repositionable adhesive for multiple uses. We cover it all! So much more than scrapbooking!

3L Consumer Products A/S has more than 40 years of experience designing adhesives for the creative industry.  The Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® brand was introduced with the focus of providing a full-line of rigorously tested and approved adhesives that are safe for all your crafts. You are our inspiration to provide the most reliable, easy-to-use adhesives to suit any papercrafting need. Our guarantee leaves you free to focus on your craft!"

Here are the many places you can keep up with Scrapbook Adhesives:

Scrapbook Adhesives Facebook 
Scrapbook Adhesives Instagram 
Scrapbook Adhesives Pinterest 
Scrapbook Adhesives Twitter 
Scrapbook Adhesives YouTube
Scrapbook AdhesivesGoogle+ 
Scrapbook Adhesives Website
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Today is another day you can enter to win this great prize pack of Come Away with Me and Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares. All you have to do is hop along with all the links and comment on each of the blogs. We will announce a randomly chosen winner this coming Monday, August 4, here on the blog. Have fun!

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Hop along with us:

Scrapbook Adhesives Blog

Graphic 45 Blog <--- YOU ARE HERE!

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Ginny Nemchak's Blog

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Katie Zoey Ho's Blog

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Keri Sallee's Blog

AJ Otto's Blog

Latisha Yoast's Blog

You're going to love each and every project. Thanks for hopping with us, G45ers!

With Love, Tape, and Pretty Paper,

Graphic 45

July 28, 2014

Graphic 45 & Scrapbook Adhesives Blog Hop: Day 1

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Welcome to the blog this Monday! We have teamed up with our amazing friends over at Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L for a fantastic blog hop! This is going to be one fantastic week full of absolutely incredible projects from our Graphic 45 Design Team and the wonderful Scrapbook Adhesives Design Team. There will be giveaways, there will be great ideas, there may even be some tutorials...All in all, there are lots of things to be excited about this week. Below, you will find all the links to hop along with our designers. So, let's get to the fun!

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Let's get to know more about our fabulous friends over at Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L!

"Our reliable and easy to use adhesives are perfect for not only scrapbooking, but also card making, mixed media, home décor and more. We offer strong permanent adhesives for archival use, 3D Foam for dimension, and repositionable adhesive for multiple uses. We cover it all! So much more than scrapbooking!

3L Consumer Products A/S has more than 40 years of experience designing adhesives for the creative industry.  The Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® brand was introduced with the focus of providing a full-line of rigorously tested and approved adhesives that are safe for all your crafts. You are our inspiration to provide the most reliable, easy-to-use adhesives to suit any papercrafting need. Our guarantee leaves you free to focus on your craft!"

Here are the many places you can keep up with Scrapbook Adhesives:

Scrapbook Adhesives Facebook 
Scrapbook Adhesives Instagram 
Scrapbook Adhesives Pinterest 
Scrapbook Adhesives Twitter 
Scrapbook Adhesives YouTube
Scrapbook AdhesivesGoogle+ 
Scrapbook Adhesives Website
The Crafty Power Blog

Who loves a giveaway? We know we do! This week this beautiful Come Away with Me prize package with some Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares are up for grabs. All you need to do is follow along with the links of the blog hop and comment on each of the blogs  to be entered to win. We will choose a winner and announce that winner this following Monday, August 4, so that everyone has a chance to follow along with the blog hop. How fun is that?

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Hop along with us:

Scrapbook Adhesives Blog

Graphic 45 Blog <--- YOU ARE HERE!

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Andrew Roberts' Blog

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Annette Green's Blog

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Donna Espiritu's Blog

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Ginger Ropp's Blog

Tiffany Johnson's Blog

Asia King's Blog

Have fun hopping, and remember to comment on all the links for your chance to win the great giveaway above. Stay tuned to our Facebook page for another giveaway this week. Most of all, have a blast!

Happy Hopping,

Graphic 45

 

June 24, 2014

Introducing our Graphic 45 Ambassadors & Creative Spaces Vol. 3 Blog Hop!

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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.

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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!)

Visit the Creative Spaces Vol. 3 Link

Info on where to get the magazine is found at the Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine Shop!

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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
Jennifer McGuire
Jill Yegerlehner/Jillibean Soup
Amanda Coleman
Jen Gallacher
Becky Olsen
Stephenie Hamen
Jodi Sanford
Elle Price/Elle’s Studio
Mary-Ann Maldonado
Michelle Hill
Sherry Mendoza
We R Memory Keepers
Graphic 45 <--YOU ARE HERE!
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Fancy Pants Designs
Simple Stories
Michelle at Chalkboard Blue
Stacy Cohen
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Hazel & Ruby

Enjoy hopping!

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!

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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!

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"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."

Clare Charvill's Blog

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"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.

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Tea Time Trio Clare Charvill Ambassador UK 1


Tea Time Trio Clare Charvill Ambassador UK 1


Tea Time Trio Clare Charvill Ambassador UK 1




Supply List

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
Other Supplies
2mm Chipboard
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."

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Sporting Keepsake Box Clare Charvill Ambassador 1


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Sporting Keepsake Box Clare Charvill Ambassador 1


Sporting Keepsake Box Clare Charvill Ambassador 1


Sporting Keepsake Box Clare Charvill Ambassador 1


Sporting Keepsake Box Clare Charvill Ambassador 1

Supply List

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
Banners
Tags  & Pockets
Chipboard 2
Alpha Sticker Sheet
Shabby Chic Door Pulls
Stamp Sets 1,2 & 3
Other Supplies
MDF A5 Box with Lid by Candy Box Crafts
Black Acrylic Paint
Glossy Accents/Tacky Glue and 3D pads
Chipboard
Black Card
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. :)"

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Art Deco Vase of Roses Clare Charvill Ambassador UK 1


Art Deco Vase of Roses Clare Charvill Ambassador UK 1


Art Deco Vase of Roses Clare Charvill Ambassador UK 1


Art Deco Vase of Roses Clare Charvill Ambassador UK 1


Art Deco Vase of Roses Clare Charvill Ambassador UK 1

Supply list

2mm Chipboard
Black Card
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
Sizzix Dies
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:

Daisys Jewels and Crafts Workshop with Clare

It's Crafting Time Workshop:


Daisys Jewels and Crafts Workshop with Clare

Scotch Lodge Farm & Craft Shop:


Daisys Jewels and Crafts Workshop with Clare

Scrapbook Magic Workshop:


Daisys Jewels and Crafts Workshop with Clare


Daisys Jewels and Crafts Workshop with Clare

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,

Graphic 45

 

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

 

April 02, 2014

Take a Creative Journey By the Sea

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 Happy Wednesday G45ers,

We're whisking you away on a creative journey with By the Sea! Maria Cole kicks off the blog today with a By the Sea layout tutorial. Then, Romy Veul shares a sunny By the Sea card. We also have an exciting contest going on with Snapguide which you can read more about below!

 Welcome in spring by giving new life to old things! We’re hosting an Upcycling contest with SnapGuide. Show us how you can make new tables from reclaimed wood, new chests from old boxes and patterned paper, picture frames from window shutters, stylish new outfits from an old pair of denim, you get the idea! Get crafty-- the most inspiring creation will win our Grand Prize: over $900 in prizes from Graphic 45, including some awesome paper crafting merch and a $750 Etsy Gift Card!

Read all about the Contest Here!

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There are also other great prizes to be won!

 

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Want to take part in this Snapguide Contest? They have provided a great step by step guide all about it!

 Check out How to Enter a Contest on Snapguide.

Not familiar with SnapGuide? Learn how to make an Upcycled Vintage Window Message Board with Denise Johnson's Snapguide tutorial.

 Check out How to Make an Upcycled Vintage Window Message Board by Design Betty on Snapguide.  

 Check out How to Make an Upcycled Vintage Window Message Board by Design Betty on Snapguide.

Maria perfectly captures the joy of a newborn baby with this gorgeous By the Sea layout and tutorial.

"This is a clean and simple layout I made for my dear friend Lauren! She loved the By The Sea sneak peeks so much, I knew a special project was in store. By The Sea is not only perfect for beach memories, but it also works very well for baby boy projects! I used the matching chipboard, stickers, and tags & pockets along with some of the new artist trading tags for a fun touch." -Maria

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By the Sea Layout Tutorial

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Step 1. Take By The Sea paper, lighthouse side face up, and fussy cut the border.

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Step 2. Attach border with foam dots to Set Sail paper, stripe side up.

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Step 3. Take Beachcomber paper and cut off a 5 3/8” x 7 3/8” piece. Adhere a 5” x 7” photo on top.

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Step 4. Set aside (2) ivory artist trading tags.

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Step 5. Locate the following chipboard pieces.  

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Step 6. Locate the following pieces from your tags & pockets.

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Step 7. Arrange all pieces per photo and adhere.  

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By The Sea Layout Supplies

12” x 12” Graphic 45 By The Sea By The Sea
12” x 12” Graphic 45 By The Sea Beachcomber
12” x 12” Graphic 45 By The Sea Set Sail
Graphic 45 By The Sea Tags & Pockets
Graphic 45 By The Sea Stickers
Graphic 45 By The Sea Chipboard
Graphic 45 Artist Trading Tags – Ivory
Stickles – Diamond, Copper

Romy now wows with a By the Sea card. And we love the sentiments - "Relax, Unwind" and enjoy this card!

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Supply List

By the Sea
By the Sea chipboard
By the Sea Tags & Pockets
By the Sea Stickers

Want some more By the Sea inspiration? We know you do! Check out our By the Sea Pinterest Board!

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Visit the By the Sea Pinterest Board

Thanks for joining us this fantastic Wednesday! 

Happy Papercrafting,

Graphic 45

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

December 20, 2013

Announcing the Steampunk Soiree!

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Hello G45ers,

Oh joy, it's Friday! We've got some glorious inspiration to share with you today! We're teaming up with our friends at Epic Paper Arts to support their incredible Steampunk Soiree event that's happening in Washington D.C. in August 2014! Today we'll be sharing some gorgeous Steampunk Spells crafts that are sure to get you excited about this fantastic event! Plus we're welcoming back a great friend as the new Graphic 45 Special Project Designer! You all may remember Jim, The Gentleman Crafter, from the 2012 Graphic 45 Design Team. Well he's back and we're thrilled about his new and wonderful role here at Graphic 45! Today we're celebrating all things Steampunk, including fabulous creations from Kathryn Krieger, Kathy Orta and Jim, The Gentleman Crafter! This is going to be a great day!

Lets begin by announcing this week's blog prize winner! We chose today's winner at random from comments left on our Facebook page. And the winner is...

-Mitz Zee: "great give-a-way... so many ideas of what to do with it.."

Congratulations, Mitz Zee! Please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize! This is the gorgeous Sweet Sentiments prize that Mitz Zee won today. We have a wonderful new prize giveaway every week here on the Graphic 45 blog. Stay tuned for more inspiration and chances to win fabulous prizes!

 

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We are so excited to tell you about the amazing Steampunk Soiree event that's happening in August of 2014! We're teaming up with Epic Paper Arts and some brilliant designers to support this fantastic event! If you love Steampunk then you wont want to miss this! Read all about the Steampunk Soiree and visit the Epic Paper Arts website to sign up!

About Epic Arts:

Epic Paper Arts is a new mixed media and paper crafting company dedicated to presenting the highest quality retreats, classes and events. They are partnering with the finest artists and educators, hosting at luxurious venues in world class cities and introducing creative products from innovative manufacturers like Graphic 45.

Join them August 2014 for Steampunk Soiree, a three day, three night, all-inclusive retreat at the beautiful Hyatt Dulles near Washington, DC. Steampunk Soiree tickets include hotel accommodations, all meals, four classes taught by three top instructors and lots more! Teachers for Steampunk 2014 are Jim Hankins, Kathryn Krieger and Kathy Orta.

The highlight of this event will be the Steampunk fashion show and costume party with over a thousand dollars of prizes awarded for most popular costumes and accessories. Click here for further details and to register for Steampunk Soiree 2014.

http://www.epiccraftingevents.com/

 

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This first Steampunk Spells project was created by the amazing Kathryn Krieger. You may remember Kathryn as being a Graphic 45 Featured Artist a couple of years ago. Well she's still inspiring people with her amazing crafts! Read about Kathryn's fabulous style and check out the beautiful Steampunk Spells keepsake chest that she created for the Steampunk Soiree! It's absolutely marvelous!

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About Kathryn Krieger:

A professional scrapbooker, mixed media paper artist and brilliant educator, Kathryn Krieger creates unique works of art and practical tutorials to inspire paper crafters and memory keepers. Known for her fun and entertaining teaching style, her educational videos have been viewed millions of times by crafters all over the world. Kathryn brings crafters together online for community building and education. She hosts regular live web broadcasts and maintains a lively message board where crafters can connect with each other and share their works of art. You can see Kathryn's work on her website.

Here is Kathryn's gorgeous Steampunk Spells chest! Made entirely from paper and chipboard, this chest holds 48 4"x6" photos easily and looks wonderful just sitting on a shelf. Once it’s unlatched, it opens to reveal two different albums inside. The first album is an adorable little hardback book in a front pocket, sized perfectly for holding your favorite photos. The second album holds a series of 5”x7” cards for larger photos or standard photos with room for embellishments. Detailed instructions for this project are available for purchase from Kathryn on her website.

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Next we're going to share a gorgeous gift box created by Kathy Orta! This is such a fun and functional craft and it definitely highlights the amazing versatility of Steampunk Spells! This beautiful box opens to reveal a gift card holder and mini album! This is such a gorgeous idea for a fun handmade gift! Take a look at Kathy's lovely video tour and get inspired to create your own special treasure with Steampunk Spells!

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About Kathy Orta:

Known as the "Paper Phenomenon" for her amazing projects and innovative paper-crafting techniques, Kathy Orta is a published author, experienced educator and creative inspiration. A love for paper crafting and home decor started her on a journey of creating unique scrapbooks and paper crafts. Kathy has created many 3-D projects, home decor pieces, custom mini albums and more than 100 educational videos. You can see Kathy's work on her website.

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Next we're going to share an awe-inspiring Steampunk Spells clock created by Jim, The Gentleman Crafter. Jim is such a talented artist and we are thrilled to welcome him on board as a new Special Projects Designer for Graphic 45. As you can see in this extraordinary work of art, Jim has an incredible knack for creating crafts that are "outside the box." His imagination is out of this world and he is also exceptionally skilled at using clever techniques to create his breathtaking crafts. We are so excited to see what the future holds with Jim back on our team! Behold, this remarkable clock that Jim created for the Steampunk Soiree event!

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About Jim:

Full of Southern charm, Jim Hankins is truly a Gentleman Crafter!  He dazzles and entertains weekly on his live Takeout Tuesday web classes. Known for creating intricate 3-D art projects and his use of innovative mixed media techniques, Jim has designed projects for Graphic 45, Tim Holtz and Dyan Reaveley of Ranger Industries. An avid blogger, YouTube instructor and educator at large, Jim loves traveling the country, teaching classes online and in person and reaching out to fellow crafters to share his love of techniques and construction. You can see Jim's work on his website: The Gentleman Crafter

"The Steampunk Spells Clock was designed after an old mantle clock. I've steamed it up a bit and added a few gears!  It keeps time beautifully and when you need a little amusement, crank the shaft on the right side and watch the gears turn "Clockwise" inside the body of the clock..." -Jim

 

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Supplies:

Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells Paper Collection
Graphic 45 Metal Staples- Antique Metal Door Pull
Medium Weight Chipboard
Black Acrylic Paint
Clock Works (Craft Store)
Tim Holtz Metal Foundation Feet
1/4-Inch Wooden Dowel
Rubber Bands
Wooden Wheels
Viva Inka Gold Metalic Rub-Silver
Glossy Accents
 
We hope you all had a marvelous time exploring today's very special crafts from the upcoming Steampunk Soiree! Big thanks to Kathryn, Kathy and Jim for their amazing crafts today! We are also so excited to welcome Jim back to our team! We really enjoyed getting to share this amazing event with all of you, G45ers! We encourage you to check out the Epic Paper Arts website for more information about attending the Steampunk Soiree! We have another fabulous week of fun planned for you on the Graphic 45 blog. We hope you'll come back and see us very soon. Have a great day and a relaxing weekend!
 
With Love and Pretty Paper,
 
Your Friends at Graphic 45