We are so excited to have some of our older collections back in stores. We are loving to see what you and our Design Team are doing with our Deluxe Collector's Editions! Today, we are sharing beautiful projects using Times Nouveau from the amazing Nadya Lifa and Andrew Roberts. You are in for a treat!
First, we have this gorgeous card from Nadya using Times Nouveau. The layering and ribbons and florals are just so stunning! What an elegant card.
"This stylish and elegant Times Nouveau collection so inspiring to work! This card is very multilayered! The more layers you have, the more volume becomes - it's my golden rule! It is also very interesting to use a lot of different elements in the cards: paper, cut parts, chipboard, metal and resin embellishments! Try to work with different elements, do not forget to pick them up by color and you will create the most beautiful designs!" ~Nadya
Both Andrew and Nadya use Times Nouveau for their projects today. You can get this Deluxe Collector's Edition in stores today. It comes with 2 copies of each sheet of 12x12 paper, stickers, and chipboard all in one great kit!
Next, we have this fabulous altered double mixed media box from Andrew using Times Nouveau. What a great gift for his wife who also loves to craft! We love this awesome project.
"My wife Jennifer loves to sew and craft. I decided the Graphic 45 mixed media boxes would make a great storage idea. I made this project to help my wife store her haberdashery items. I thought the vintage fashion and other images were a great combination for this project. Joining two boxes together worked really well and gave double the storage.
Tip: My tip this time around is to join the mixed media boxes together and discover the possibilities. Try the other graphic 45 boxes as well and let your creativity become inspired." ~Andrew
The TOP 25 DESIGN TEAM FINALISTS ARE HERE! This is always our toughest decision of the year. Everyone who submitted was so incredibly talented! It was nearly impossible to narrow down to 25 finalists, but we are so excited to see these finalists' final round submissions. Congratulations to all who made it, but biggest congrats to ALL who auditioned and inspired us with their talent!
The Top 25 Graphic 45 Design Team Finalists in Alphabetical Order:
Congratulations to our Finalists! Here's a reminder of the Final Round of Submissions:
We are offering something new and exciting on Scrapbook.com! Scrapbook.com and Graphic 45 are offering FREE tag classes using Time to Flourish! Charee and Aimee Filimoehala teach these great online workshops. All you have to do is make an account with scrapbook.com to have access these classes. The link is below to take part! We hope you will join us for these great workshops!
Make these Tags with Graphic 45 & Scrapbook.com!
Join Aimee and Charee from Graphic 45 as they take you on a step-by-step journey that includes tips and techniques as you create a beautiful Calendar Album you will treasure forever. The techniques you learn in this class can easily be transferred to creating scrapbook pages, DIY projects, card making and more. Register now to start your Graphic 45 journey.
We thank every single one of you who submitted to our Design Team. We wish we could have all of you on our team! We are so inspired by your passion, talent, and creativity. Congratulations to our Finalists! We are very excited about 2015.
Today, we are having a blog hop with one of our amazing partnering companies - the incredible Spellbinders! Lori Williams and Nichola Battilana have prepared two incredible projects AND tutorials for this fun event today, so make sure to hop along with us! We are so glad you stopped by the Graphic 45 blog today.
Stay until the end to enter the Blog Hop Giveaway!
First, Lori has this amazing project using Home Sweet Home that we all want to make for our kitchen! Check out her tutorial below.
"My sister is always over at my house and I’ll hear her ask 'Are your dishes clean or dirty in the dishwasher?' I thought it was about time I took care of her on going question with this adorable soap box set. I bought a magnet with a hook to go on the front of my dishwasher and I’ll just turn the tag/sign to show what the dishes are on the inside. I figured it would be a shame not to include the soap box too, so I covered it with the Home Sweet Home collection also. Join me on a Snapguide Tutorial and I’ll show you how to create this durable clean/dirty sign with the beautiful Spellbinders daisies to adorn it." ~Lori
Home Sweet Home 12 x 12 Paper Collection • Apple Pie • Handmade • Granny’s Quilt • Garden Fresh • My Sunshine • Farmer Market • Country Life Graphic 45 Staples • Alphabet Stickers • Regular Tag Album/Black • Ornate Metal Label Holders • Metal Brads Spellbinder Dies Royal Circle Die Pretty Petals B Pretty Petals D Medallion Six Other Products Used: Foam Tape Zip Dries Glue Dries Clear Glue X-acto Tool Seal Healing Mat Fun Stampers Journey Ink: Lemon Grass, Banana Cream and Kiwi Slice Sandpaper Distress Ink: Vintage Photo Distress Crackle Paint: Antique Linen Ribbon: CTMH Upcycled Cascade Dish Washer Detergent Box Sponge Dauber McGill Flower Tools and Matt White Card Stock
"A pretty little shadowbox, a dainty fairytale stage, made with Precious Memories and Spellbinders dies. The die cut pieces are layered to create an ornate archway, framing the wee winged dancer. I’ve cut the die-cut pieces to fit my need. Remember, never be afraid to trim, cut, fold, bend, paint or do whatever it takes to make your project work for you. There is no ‘wrong way’ :)" ~Nichola
Welcome to the blog this Wednesday! It is full of amazing Artisan Style projects by our talented designers. Lori Williams and Ginger Ropp absolutely wow with this gorgeous new collection. They also give great tips to use beautiful items you have in your craft room and taking them to the next level. There is an amazing altered art creation and a beautiful notebook. You're in for a treat!
First, let's announce the winner from our Random Acts of Kindness contest yesterday! Our randomly chosen winner is ....
-Diane Fleming: What an amazing way to celebrate "Random Acts of Kindness" day! Thanks for the opportunity to win. I would certainly brighten a few days with the things I will create if I win this prize.
Congratulations, Diane! Please email email@example.com to claim your prize. Thanks to everyone who took part! Spread some kindness this wonderful week!
Now, let's enjoy this great project from Lori, who gives some great advice about finally using a item she was hesitant to use. The result was stunning and shows you should use your stash!
"I have to admit on this project I was a hoarder for a long time and sometimes hoarding doesn’t pay. I had purchased a working alarm clock several years back from Hobby Lobby and had been waiting for the right time to use it. I thought it would be great with the new Artisans Collection...little did I know what a pain it would be to strip it down to the shell, paint and prime it and get it ready to be used and because I waited so long you can now purchase alarm clock shells ready to adorn without all the work, LOL. I do love the way it came out but it just goes to show hiding back those precious scrapbook items for a rainy day is silly and we should use them when we get them." ~Lori
Next, here is a gorgeous notebook from Ginger. Love this idea that you can create from something probably sitting in your office right now!
"I absolutely love the designs and color palette of the new Artisan Style Paper Collection. I thought it would look great on the front of a journal. I used a simple journal purchased from the office supply store. Of course I had to add one of the amazing Antique Brass Door Knockers to the front. I did add three simple dividers to the journal as well. " ~Ginger
We can't believe it's already the last day of the Core'dinations Blog Hop. As they say, time flies when you're having fun! We are ending the hop with three incredible projects from Annette Green, Keri Sallee, and Romy Veul. Enjoy hopping today, we're so glad you joined us. Stay until the end to hop on over to Core'dinations blog!
You have until Sunday night to take part in our giveaway below! So, hop along, and join in this great $115 giveaway!
"Each year I look forward to adding to my holiday home decor with a new handmade item. This year, I created a simple project using inexpensive paper mache letters from the craft store along with beautiful Twas The Night Before Christmas collection and Core-dinations cardstock. The poinsettia die makes the most realistic flower, I just had to share with you how it was made. Once it’s added to the word JOY, it will make a festive addition to any mantel, shelf or window sill for the holidays. " ~Annette
Next, we have this stunning canvas by Keri. She really creates an amazing piece with Core'dinations and Graphic 45!
"When I heard we were doing a blog hop with Core’dinations, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I loved the idea of mixing as many colors of Core’dinations Signature G45 cardstock with as many patterns as I could to form a background for a mixed media piece. This piece measures 8x10 and features images from G45’s “Typography” collection, along with lots of fun texture, paints and stamped images. I loved the saying “Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.” because I think it is so true. Life can get hard and busy and sometimes just plain unfun, but when we take time to express ourselves through art, we can...even if just for a short time...be free of all those burdens and pour our hearts onto a page or canvas."~Keri
Now, enjoy these ATCs from Romy. What beautiful little canvases. We adore these!
"I love making cards, but sometimes they take me quite some time to make. That’s why I am a huge fan of the Staples ATC tags. They are smaller than cards, but can still be used as a small gift card to go with a present. I usually don’t decorate the backside of the ATC tags, but thought it might be nice to add a bit of colour to their backsides as well. Therefore, I took out some beautiful Core’dinations cardstock and inked and teared them to create a simple yet nice backside that I can write a short sentiment on."~Romy
Do you want to take some Graphic 45 classes with Charee Filimoehala? Sign up today for a great event at Scrapbook Island in Los Gatos, CA! There are THREE classes you can sign up for December 5 & 6, 2014!