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February 20, 2017

Terrific Ideas with Tag Staples!

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Get great ideas with our Tag Staples this Monday! Einat Kessler and Magda Cortez share creative and awesome ideas today using the amazing Olde Curiosity Shoppe (our Deluxe Collector's Edition hits stores very soon!) and Magda has incredible non-traditional Spring tags with wonderful sentiments! Take a look at this great interactive tag album by Einat

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"I’ve wanted to create an interactive mini album from these tags from the moment I saw them. But only when Olde Curiosity Shoppe paper collection came back I felt ready. This is the perfect collection for this type of mini album. There are so many images and details to fussy cut into embellishments and interactive mechanisms that fit the tags size exactly." ~Einat

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Tip #1: Use dimensional foam tape to make the images pop out of the page. Cut two or three identical images and layer them with the tape.

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Tag Mini Album, Olde Curiosity Shoppe, by Einat Kessler, product Graphic 45, photo 1

Tag Mini Album, Olde Curiosity Shoppe, by Einat Kessler, product Graphic 45, photo 1

Tip #2: Each G45 has a words page that is great for adding text. Change the order of the words or even the letters to create your own words and quotes.

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Tag Mini Album, Olde Curiosity Shoppe, by Einat Kessler, product Graphic 45, photo 1




Tag Mini Album, Olde Curiosity Shoppe, by Einat Kessler, product Graphic 45, photo 1

Supply List

Olde Curiosity Shoppe 12x12 papers
Regular Tag Album Kraft, White, Black

We love these "Friends" and "XOXO" Spring tags from Magda! Check out her great process tutorial video below and make your own: 

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"Hi All.. I want to show you this beautiful tags I did ..  and as I said.. Non Traditional Spring Tags.. why non traditional? Well..  Why always Spring has to be pastels? I love work with black so I decided to make my spring project in black oranges and greens.. also I fussy cut the edges of the Cardstock Die Cut Flowers and I love the dimension they give to the tags.. a lovely seam binding and voila! A Spring Tag.. what to you think.. Traditional pastel or Crazy Magda’s Spring tags?

Have a wonderful day!"

Magda

Non-Conventional Spring Tags Video Tutorial

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Tip: Cut the edges of the flowers to make another beautiful flower and use a button or pearl as a center of the flower!


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Supply List:

Natural Sketchbook 12x12 Paper
Natural Sketchbook Patterns & Solids
Natural Sketchbook Cardstock Die Cuts
Natural Sketchbook Ephimera Cards
Alpha Banner – ATC Kraft
Embellishments from my stash

This week we are giving away an amazing prize pack filled with our retired collection A Proper Gentleman!  Also, it has some great Tag Staples and Stamped Metal Brads. Who wants to win? Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to take part! This is a super fun prize pack, so make sure to enter today!

Proper Gentleman 12x12, 8x8, Staples Graphic 45 Prize

What do you like to create with our Tag Staples? 

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

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

February 17, 2017

Create Jewelry with Graphic 45!

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Today, we have an extra special blog in store for you. Did you know you can make beautiful jewelry with Graphic 45? The possibilities are endless! Joanne Bain and Katelyn Grosart give stunning jewelry ideas with Graphic 45 Staples, papers, and chipboard. How fun is this? Let's take a look at a breathtaking Steampunk necklace from Joanne:  

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"To create my steampunk pendant I used the larger Graphic 45 Metal Clock Keys as the base and then added other smaller metal cogs and flowers. To create more interest on the pendant I layered in more of the smaller Graphic 45 Ornate Keys and then added some of the screws that normally would screw into the back of the graphic 45 Door Knockers for added interest. Once dry I painted the entire pendant with Finnabair Ancient Coin Metallic Paint, I added some Finnabair Light Patina Metallic Paint highlights and then dry brushed again with Ancient Coin paint." ~Joanne


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Supply List

4500545 Ornate Metal Keys
4501293 Metal Clock Keys
4501028 Antique Brass Door Knockers - Screws only

Who doesn't love a chunky bracelet? Katelyn uses Communique, our Metal Staples, and chipboard to make a stunning statement piece!

Vintage Chunky Bracelet, Communique DCE, Tutorial By Katelyn Grosart, Product By Graphic 45, Photo 1

"Have you ever thought of using your scrapbooking supplies in another craft, such as making jewelry? Some of us were challenged to create a jewelry piece using the Staples and or paper from Graphic 45. So today I’ve created a fabulous Vintage Chunky Bracelet using a variety of Staples and the Communique Deluxe Collectors Edition. You’ll want to read the tutorial below and learn how to recreate your own Vintage Chunky Bracelet at home." ~Katelyn

Check out How to Create a Bracelet Using Graphic 45 Products by Katelyn Grosart on Snapguide.

Vintage Chunky Bracelet, Communique DCE, Tutorial By Katelyn Grosart, Product By Graphic 45, Photo 1

Tip: Mix and match your staples to create different interest on your bracelet.

Tip: When using chipboard pieces, make sure to cover the back of the pieces so that you don’t see raw chipboard.


Vintage Chunky Bracelet, Communique DCE, Tutorial By Katelyn Grosart, Product By Graphic 45, Photo 1

Tip: Add fussy cut paper images to the keyholes, door pull and keys to dress the pieces up.


Vintage Chunky Bracelet, Communique DCE, Tutorial By Katelyn Grosart, Product By Graphic 45, Photo 1

Supply List

Communique Deluxe Collectors Edition
Staples: Metal Brads, Ornate Metal Key Holes, Antique Metal Door Pull, Ornate Metal Keys
Wire Cutters & Pliers
7mm Jump Rings
Bracelet
Eyepins
Clear Bauble Beads
Black Soot Distress Ink/Blending Tool
Sookwang Tape
Glue Dots
Scissors

Now, let's announce this week's blog winner! Our randomly chosen winner is...
 
-Jackie P: Beautiful projects and I am in love with this collection! This prize pack is amazing and would be so excited to win! 
 
Congratulations, Jackie! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Many thanks to all who entered this week!
 
$85 Graphic 45 Prize Pack
Who wants to show off their Graphic 45 by wearing it? We know we do! Try these great ideas for gorgeous statement pieces that are truly one-of-a-kind!
 
Happy Jewelry-Making,
 
The G45 Family
 
Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here

February 13, 2017

Beauty with Nature Sketchbook

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We love the beautiful and luscious Nature Sketchbook collection. Our designers are making incredible projects with this collection. Today, Pam Bray shares a brilliant birdhouse. Then, Ambassador Clare Charvill shares a great album and video tour. First, let's take a look at Pam's awesome birdhouse!

 

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“I love the change of seasons but at times during the winter months  I am so ready for spring.  Spring means the return of bluebirds! We have bluebirds that move into the same birdhouse now for 12 years! They come build their nest, lay their eggs and show their babies how to fly. When I seen the Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook collection I knew it would make a fabulous birdhouse home décor project and couldn’t wait to create one.” ~Pam

 

Check out How to Create Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook Birdhouse by Pam Bray on Snapguide.

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Tip: Using a good pair of detail scissors bring the paper into the scissors to fussy cut.

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Tip: Rolling flat pieces with a stylus on soft mat and using tweezers will give added depth to projects.

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Supply List

Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook 8 x 8 Paper Pad
Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook 6 x 6 Patterns and Stripes Paper Pad
Graphic 45 Decorative Chipboard
Graphic 45 Journaling Chipboard
Graphic 45 Flowers
Graphic 45 Brads
7 ½” x 7 ½ Wood Birdhouse
Hampton Arts Nature Sketchbook Stamp Set
Sizzix Hello Doily Die
Deco Art Media: Yellow Oxide, Carbon Black, English Red Oxide Antiquing Cream
Paper Studios Metal Feathers and Handle
Wood Spool
Grey Netting
Stylus
Tweezers
Soft Mat
Distress Tool
Adhesive
Pop Dots
Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Scissors

Now, Clare shares a most beautiful album! Take a look:

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"Nature Sketchbook is such a beautiful collection to work with it was hard to chose which papers to work together through the pages. I've combined 12 x 12 papers, 12 x 12 Patterns and Solids, Journaling and Decorative Chipboard pieces, Stickers, Ephemera cards and pockets and tags to create a very interactive album to hold those treasured photos of special moments. A simple ribbon closure holds everything together. " ~Clare


Nature Sketchbook Album A Clare Charvill Graphic 45

 

Nature Sketchbook Album Video Tour


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There's a PDF Tutorial and full on line workshop with follow along videos available if you'd like to make the album yourself.  Link below
 
Supply List 
 
Chipboard and Card for the album structure 
Various Punches and Dies
Double Sided Tape & Tacky Glue
 
It’s Valentine’s week! In honor of this holiday, we want to spread some crafty love. This week we are giving away a big prize pack full of $85 worth of Place in Time, our Deluxe Collector’s Edition, and a 12x12 of our beloved Home Sweet Home! Also, it has some super awesome Staples. Who wants to win? Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to take part! This is a super fun prize pack, so make sure to enter today!
 
(3) PiT & HSH 12x12, Mixed Media, Metal - BIG GUY $85 Graphic 45
Have you created with Nature Sketchbook yet? 
 
Happy Papercrafting,
 
The G45 Family
 
Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here

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February 10, 2017

Mardi Gras with Midnight Masquerade!

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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

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"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

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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.

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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.

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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

February 06, 2017

Tags for Valentine's Day!

  Love Tag Album, Enchanged Forest, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 001

 It's a brand new week of inspiration from our design team! Today, they show us the many creative ways to use Tag Staples! You can create albums, they can stand alone - the possibilities are endless! Sandy Trefger and Lena Astafeva share their ideas with us today. Let's take a look at Sandy's tag album:

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"In early December, my husband and I spent a morning at the local outdoor trade day where I found and purchased a few gold vintage cherub ornaments.  My mind immediately thought of using one or more of them for a love project and I decided that I would create a tag album utilizing the Graphic 45 Alpha tags to spell out “Love” in the album and regular kraft tags.  I wanted something that opened up like an album with  places for photos on the front and back as well as opened up to be displayed on a table or mantel. This album turned out exactly as I hoped it would and I can’t wait to showcase it in my living room this February.  Happy Crafting!" ~Sandy

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Check out How to Create a Graphic 45 Love Tag Album by Sandy Trefger on Snapguide.

Sandy's Snapguide Tutorial

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Tip: When working with the more vintage colors of the Graphic 45 paper collections, you may find that pure white pearls are too bright to use as an embellishment.  If you do not have vintage or palest cream/ beige pearls, you can easily alter the white ones.  Use a light beige alcohol ink marker and color over the pearl side that will show until it is the color that you would like for your project.  You can change a white pearl to any color that you desire.  You can also do this to clear rhinestones to create embellishments that match more closely your paper collection.

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Supply List:

Graphic 45 Enchanted Forest 8x8 Paper Pad
Graphic 45 Alpha Banner Tags, Kraft for “LOVE”
Graphic 45 Regular Tags, Kraft
Graphic 45 Enchanted Forest Decorative Chipboard
Graphic 45 Enchanted Forest Journaling Chipboard
Graphic 45 Enchanted Forest Tags & Pockets
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Ornate Key
Graphic 45 Enchanted Forest Cling Stamps
Black Cardstock
Gold Twine
Embossing Ink
Embossing Powder, Gold
Vintage Cherub Ornament
Petaloo & Prima Flowers
Prima Rose Trim
Red  & Teal Seam Binding Ribbon
Lace Trim & Red Sequin Ribbon
White Flat Back Pearls, assorted sizes
Light Beige Alcohol Ink Marker
Distress Ink, Black and Light Brown

Now, enjoy Lena's gorgeous Valentine tag set using Off to the Races! Proof that even non-Valentine collections make gorgeous Valentine projects!

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"For the day of St.Valentine  I’ve made several tags. Then we can use them as tags for the book, also we can put them on the shelf. I like to put such tags on the presents which I give to my dear friends." ~Lena

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Supply List :

Off to the Races 8x8 Pad
Off to the Races 12x12 Pad
Inspire, Create, Imagine-Kraft Tags
Die-cut Fantasy
Die –cut Memory Box
Chipboards Scrapiniec

This week we are giving away a fabulous World’s Fair prize pack full of so many gorgeous goodies including a 6x6 Time to Flourish Patterns & Solids paper pad and some great Staples! Who wants to win? Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to take part! This is a super fun prize pack, so make sure to enter today!

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

There's also a bonus giveaway over on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog post! We are so honored to be featured in their Taste of CHA blog post!

Graphic 45 prize pack from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine

Visit the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine Blog

Thanks for joining us for a bright and brand new week here on the blog! We have more inspiration tomorrow, so make sure to join us then.

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

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