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June 29, 2015

It's the Spellbinders Summer Road Trip Partner Hop with Tutorials from Graphic 45!

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Welcome to the Spellbinders Summer Road Trip Partner Hop! We are so excited you're here. We are going to jump right into the fun because Annette Green and Gloria Stengel have 2 excellent projects for this amazing hop. There's also a fabulous giveaway! Enjoy hopping along.

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First, Annette shares a fabulous mini album and Mixed Media Box using Spellbinders dies!

"This Summer my husband and I will be traveling with friends to South Carolina and I thought it would be fun to create them a mini album and Mixed Media Box to store it in as a little “Thank You” gift for joining us. I used Home Sweet Home in particular because I also plan to collect recipes and make note of places we eat, as well as places we visit. The Spellbinders dies were fun to layer and play around with, and with my new Sapphire machine it sure made easy work of embellishing my project. Hope you enjoy!" ~Annette

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Supply List

Graphic 45:
Home Sweet Home 8 x 8 papers
Home Sweet Home 6 x 6 Patterns & Solids
Home Sweet Home Cardstock Stickers
Ivory 5 x 5 Mixed Media Box
Kraft ATC Tag
Antique Brass Label Pull
Spellbinders:
Basics Set A
Mini Flower One
Sapphire Die-Cutting Machine
Other
Core’dinations Signature Series Cardstock for Graphic 45
May Arts green wrinkle ribbon
May Arts jute twine
Misc. buttons and pearls
Burlap fabric

Now, let Gloria show you how to make a brilliant Raining Cats & Dogs mini album!

"Good morning, Graphic 45 Fans! I have the amazing honor to be one of the featured Graphic 45 Designers in the Spellbinders' Partner Blog Hop!


I was given the Spellbinders Sapphire Numbers and Letters One die templates set and the Fancy Corner set to work with, plus I am using the Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs Collection for my project.

 


I decided to create a little mini album from two paper bags...and to make it a brag book about my cats! This album is approximately 3 1/2" x 7" and is adorable in a black, red, and teal color scheme!

 


Here is a another view, with the cover "untucked." I just adore how this turned out. It is perfect for adding a few photos and some journaling. This is the sort of project that you can customize by changing the theme and using alternate papers or color schemes. I love the Spellbinders Sapphire letters that I used to spell out my album title. (The capital "M" is approximately 1/2" tall.)

 


The gorgeous Graphic 45 papers, paired with black accents and the black die cut shapes make for a stunning project!

 

I bet you want to know how I made this little mini, right? Well, here goes!

 

 

You need two black treat bags, approximately 3 1/2" x 6 3/4" each. You can purchase these treat bags at your local chain craft store in the gift wrap section.


Lay Bag #1 so that the bottom fold is to the left. Place Bag #2 so that the bottom fold is on the right. Score Bag #2 at 1 1/2" and 2" from the bag opening. Score lightly, as you will GENTLY fold the bag to make the right-hand "spine."

 

 

Place some double-stick tape on the back of the opening of Bag #2. Slide Bag #2 into the opening of Bag #1, up to the first score line. Use a circle die or punch to create a cut out tab into Bag #1 as shown.) I actually went back with a Spellbinders Circle Die and cut a larger opening, as you can see below.)

 

 

Gently fold the bag on the score lines. The end of Bag #2 will tuck under the left flap to form a closure. 

 

I wanted to add a bit more to my bag book, so I created a flip page from some black cardstock. Cut black cardstock to 3 3/8" x 5". Score on the short edge at 1". Place double-stick tape on the small flap. Tuck the cardstock flap into the opening of Bag #1 to form a flip page.

 


Cover all surfaces with Raining Cats and Dogs papers. I used the 8x8 paper pad for my project. The open mini measures approximately 3 1/2" x 12 1/2". 

 

 

I decorated the "flap" of the cover with Spellbinders corner dies, flowers, and Raining Cats and Dots chipboard and a sticker. I topped the chipboard tag with a twine bow. 

 

 

I decorated the cover with more flowers and chipboard, plus a few items from the Raining Cats and Dogs Banners. I spelled out "My Cats" with the Spellbinders Numbers and Letters One die cuts. 

 


With the cover open, Bag #1 becomes the fist page, and it is also a pocket page. You can see that I used the Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Small Dies to cut out the opening on the bag to make it easier to slip in some tags. I used the Sapphire Fancy Corner Set to create corners for the journaling tag. 

 


I tucked a few Graphic 45 Black Artist Trading Tags into my bag pocket. I covered the tags with paper. I had a little fun by trimming out the word "cats" to cover the word "dogs" so that my second tag reads "raining cats and cats"! {giggle} You can tuck some photos into the bag pocket as well. 

 

 

The next page is the cardstock flap that I made. The chipboard accent holds some tags, or it could hold a photo. Place adhesive on the left side of the chipboard, then slide your tags and photos under the right edge of the tag.

 


I used foam squares to pop the cat chipboard tag off and act as a holder. 

 

 

I created another tag holder by popping the mini tag with foam squares. I tied another twine bow to decorate the tag. I used another of the fancy corner die cut shapes under the mini tag.

 

 

The last page is actually Bag #2. The bag bottom creates a flap, which I used as a journaling spot and photo holder. I "crowned" the chipboard piece with one of the Spellbinders fancy corners. 

 

 

This paper is just beautiful! I love the red and teal flowers, and the black accents. There is a lot of paper in this collection that can be used for projects not about pets! I love how versatile Graphic 45 papers are! 

 

 

The back of the album is covered with more of the Raining Cats and Dogs paper.

 

Make sure to trim a small strip of paper to cover the spine, as shown above.

 

I hope you enjoyed this little project. Thanks for looking!" ~Gloria

 

Graphic 45 Products:

Artist Trading Tags - Black

Raining Cats and Dogs 8x8 Pad

Raining Cats and Dogs 6x6 Patterns and Solids Pad

Raining Cats and Dogs Tags and Pockets

Raining Cats and Dogs Decorative Chipboard

Raining Cats and Dogs Journaling Chipboard

Raining Cats and Dogs Stickers

Raining Cats and Dogs Alphabet Stickers

Raining Cats and Dogs Banners


Spellbinders Products:

Sapphire Dies: Numbers and Letters One, Fancy Corner Set

Nestabilites Dies: Standard Circles Small

Grand Calibur 


Other Products:

Paper treat bags: craft store

Flowers: Petaloo, Wild Orchid Crafts

Leaves: Prima

Twine: Really Reasonable Ribbon red and black jute string

Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon 1/4" black grosgrain

Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares, Scotch 3M ATG tape, Aleene's Fast Grab Tacky Glue, hot glue

 

 

Enter the giveaway below to enter to win this great $90 prize pack of Graphic 45 Deluxe Collector's Editions Once Upon a Springtime  and An ABC Primer.

 

Deluxe Collector's Editions $90 prize pack - 1

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Keep the fun going by hopping along with Day One of this great blog hop!

 

Visit the Want2Scrap Blog

 

Visit the Avery Elle Blog

 

Make sure to read the Spellbinders giveaway rules.

Thanks for joining us today, G45ers and enjoy hopping along!

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

May 20, 2015

Times Nouveau is the Bee's Knees!

Times Nouveau Card Graphic 45 Nadya Lifa

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

Gorgeous card by Nadya Lifa using Times Nouveau! Love the gorgeous layers and florals. Wow! #graphic45

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!

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Incredible dimension on this Times Nouveau card by Nadya #graphic45


Such fun embellishments and details on Nadya's Times Nouveau card. Love that mini car! #graphic45


Nadya created a clock sitting behind the beautiful Times Nouveau lady on this gorgeous card! #graphic45


See this Times Nouveau card from Nadya! It's a beauty #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45  Deluxe Collector's Edition  Times Nouveau - Deluxe Collector's Edition
Prima Die
Chipboard Nashe Hobby
Flowers
Lace, Ribbon
Shabby Chic resin Melissa Frances
Prima embellishments

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

Times nouveau haberdashery box by Andrew Roberts! He used two mixed media boxes and our Claw Feet Staples to make this awesome project #graphic45


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Times nouveau haberdashery box by Andrew using 2 mixed media boxes! #graphic45


Times nouveau haberdashery box by Andrew. Love the way this opens to reveal storage solutions! #graphic45


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Great dimension on this Times Nouveau haberdashery box by Andrew #graphic45


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Supply List

Graphic 45 Times nouveau collectors edition
Graphic 45 Mixed Media 5 x 5 box ivory
Assorted metal embellishments

Need more creative inspiration? Tati Scrap has it in spades over on the Paper Crafter's Library Blog! Go check out this awesome project!

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Don't forget the great news that there's a Raining Cats & Dogs giveaway this week that you could win! Enter by commenting here on the blog or on our Facebook page. Fun fun!

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Big thanks to Nadya and Andrew for sharing their great ideas with us today! We hope you have a fantastic Wednesday, G45ers!

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

April 02, 2015

Announcing the 25 2015 Graphic 45 Design Team Finalists!

Announcing the 25 2015 Graphic 45 Design Team Finalists #graphic45

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!

Announcing the 25 2015 Graphic 45 Design Team Finalists #graphic45

The Top 25 Graphic 45 Design Team Finalists in Alphabetical Order:

Andrew Roberts - Australia
Arlene Cuevas - USA

Belly Lau - China

Brit Sviggum - Norway

Danielle Copley - USA

Donna Espiritu - Saudi Arabia

Erica Houghton - USA

Ginny Nemchak - USA

Helen Allen - UK

Joanne Bain - Australia

Katerina Zlenko - Ukraine

Katie Zoey Ho - Singapore

Keri Sallee - USA

Lori Williams - USA

Maggi Harding - USA

Mariusz Gierszewski - Poland

Robin Shakoor - USA

Sharina Adams - USA

Solange Marques - Brazil

Song Li - USA

Tanya Dudkina - Russia

Tara Brown - USA

Tati Scrap - Spain

Trudi Harrison - Australia

Yumi Muraeda - Japan

 

Congratulations to our Finalists! Here's a reminder of the Final Round of Submissions:

 

Graphic 45 Design Team Submissions - Final Round

 

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.

 

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Enroll for our Tag Class for FREE on Scrapbook.com!

(Please note you must set up a Scrapbook.com account first to get to this link)

 

Also, we have an incredible giveaway going on this week that you can get in on today! Enter below:

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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.

Many Congrats,

The G45 Family

March 22, 2015

It's a Spellbinders & Graphic 45 Blog Hop!

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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.

Join the Spellbinders Spring Fever Partner Blog Hop March 23-25, 2015! #graphic45

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

Graphic 45 and Spellbinders Spring Fever Blog Hop! Learn how to make this great soap and Clean/Dirty Tag Set with a great tutorial by Lori #graphic45

Check out How to Create a Graphic 45 & Spellbinders Soap Set by Lori Williams on Snapguide.  

Lori's Snapguide Tutorial


This is a great idea for your dishwasher! Mark your dishes as clean or dirty with these great Home Sweet Home tags by Lori! #graphic45


It's the Spellbinders Spring Fever blog hop! Learn how to make this Home Sweet Home soap and tag set by Lori #graphic45


It's a beautiful Home Sweet Home tag set by Lori using Spellbinders and Graphic 45 #graphic45


It's the Spellbinders Spring Fever Hop! Check out these Home Sweet Home tags by Lori #graphic45

Supply List

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

Next, Nichola has this most beautiful Precious Memories and Spellbinders fairytale stage. Wow! Love this! Check out her tutorial below.

"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

This is a gorgeous Fairy Tale stage by Nichola using Precious Memories and Sweet Sentiments and beautiful Spellbinders dies - learn how to make it yourself with a great tutorial! #graphic45

Check out How to Make a G45 & Spellbinders Fairytale Stage by Nichola Battilana on Snapguide.  

Nichola's Snapguide Tutorial


Learn how to make this Precious Memories fairy tale stage with a great tutorial from Nichola using Spellbinders dies #graphic45


Beautiful butterflies, pearls, and glitter on this fairy tale stage by Nichola using Spellbinders and Graphic 45 #graphic45


What a gorgeous project using Spellbinders and Graphic 45 by Nichola. There's even a tutorial! #graphic45


Make this fairy tale stage for yourself with Spellbinders dies, Precious Memories, and Sweet Sentiments! This awesome project by Nichola #graphic45

Download the G45 Spellbinders Box PDF Template

Supply List

Graphic 45 Precious Memories > Cutie Pie
Graphic 45 Precious Memories > Sugar and Spice
Graphic 45 Precious Memories > Baby's Breath
Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments > Heart Song
Spellbinders Shapeabilities Bow Elegance S6-017
Spellbinders Nestabilities Fleur de Elegance S4-475
Box template from Vintage image from thegraphicsfairy.com
Glitter
Flat back adhesive pearls
Petaloo Wild Blossoms and Botanica Petite’s
Small wooden block (or other spacing item)
Adhesive

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We also have our own giveaway this week - how fun! Enter here to win three 8x8 paper pads of our retired collections including A Proper Gentleman, Le Romantique, and Bird Song and more fun goodies:

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Thanks for joining us this Monday! We are so glad you hopped along with us. We hope you have fun continuing to hop along - have a great one!

Happy Papercrafting,

Graphic 45

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

February 18, 2015

Two Fantastic Artisan Style Creations

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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 joanna@g45papers.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

Artisians Style Alarm Clock Graphic 45 Lori Williams


Artisians Style Alarm Clock Graphic 45 Lori Williams


Artisians Style Alarm Clock Graphic 45 Lori Williams

Supply List

Graphic 45
12 x 12 Artisans Style
Attention to Detail
Craftsmanship
Artisan Style
Graphic 45 Staples
Ornate Metal Keyholes
Ornate Metal Key
Washi Tape
Other Products Used:
Clock
Petaloo Flowers
Spray Paint/ Mat Black
Foam Tape
Xyron Glue
Xacto Tool
Self Healing Mat
Distress Ink: Vintage Photo

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

Artisan Style Altered Journal Front Cover Closeup

 

Ginger's Altered Journal Video Tour


Artisan Style Altered Journal Front Cover Closeup


Artisan Style Altered Journal Front Cover Closeup


Artisan Style Altered Journal Front Cover Closeup


Artisan Style Altered Journal Front Cover Closeup


Artisan Style Altered Journal Front Cover Closeup


Artisan Style Altered Journal Front Cover Closeup


Artisan Style Altered Journal Front Cover Closeup


Artisan Style Altered Journal Front Cover Closeup


Artisan Style Altered Journal Front Cover Closeup

Supply List

Artisan Style 12x12 Paper Collection
Graphic 45 Antique Brass Door Knockers
Graphic 45 Washi Tape Set
Black Cardstock
Handmade Swarvoski and pearl Charms
College Ruled Journal - Staples Brand
Dimensional Adhesive
Glossy Accents
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Walnut Stain

Go hop over to the Paper Crafter's Library Blog for extra inspiration today from the amazing Nichola Battilana! She always creates amazing projects, so you will definitely want to check it out.

Visit the Paper Crafter's Library Blog to see this beauty!

Hop on Over to the Paper Crafter's Library Blog

Don't forget to join our blog contest this week! There's still a couple more days to win this $41 Good ol' Sport prize pack. Woo hoo! Enter here:

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Thanks for joining us this Wednesday! We hope these projects inspired you to use your stash!

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