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April 20, 2015

Incredible Altered Art with Graphic 45

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We love altered art! And today, we have some absolutely gorgeous projects from Miranda Edney and Solange Marques. What an awesome way to kick off the week on the blog!

First, we have this absolutely mesmerizing Typography G45 marquee sign by the incredible Miranda Edney. Miranda is an altered art master, and this just displays that perfectly!

Miranda's marquee G45 sign using Typography! Love! #graphic45


Love this altered G45 marquee sign by the brilliant altered artist Miranda Edney using Typography! #graphic45


G45 Marquee Sign by the brilliant Miranda Edney #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45 Papers
Typography-Journey
Typography-Inscribe
G45 Staples
Antique Metal Door Pull
Kraft Tag Album
Ornate Metal Keys
Ornate Metal Key Hole
Typography Stamp Set
Alcohol Inks
Ingvild Bolme Junkyard Findings

Next, check out this perfect suitcase for baby using Baby 2 Bride by Solange! What a dreamy project.

"I am in Love with suitcases, I Love make them with chipboards and then I decorate them using G45 papers. This time I used a sweet and soft collection: Baby 2 Bride Deluxe Collector’s Edition. It is a perfect collection  for a baby suitcase. " ~Solange

Baby 2 Bride altered suitcase by the amazing Solange Marques #graphic45

Solange used our Baby 2 Bride Deluxe Collector's Edition to make this gorgeous baby suitcase. How fun!

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Baby 2 Bride altered mixed media suitcase by the amazing Solange Marques #graphic45


Pink, roses, and beautiful mixed media on this Baby 2 Bride altered suitcase by the amazing Solange Marques #graphic45


Baby 2 Bride altered suitcase by the amazing Solange Marques #graphic45

 

Supply List

Graphic 45 Baby 2 Bride Deluxe Collector’s Edition papers
Graphic 45 Baby 2 Bride Deluxe Collector’s Edition chipboard tags
Graphic 45 Baby 2 Bride Deluxe Collector’s Edition stickers
Graphic 45 Stamped Metal Brads
Tresors de Luxe laces
Petaloo Flowers
BoBunny flowers
Acrylic Gesso
Watercolor
Crackle Paste

Let's find out who won last week's Precious Memories giveaway! Our randomly chosen winner is...

-Jean Marmo

Congratulations, Jean! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Thanks so much to everyone who took part this week. It was a great one!

Now, how about another giveaway this week? Who wants to win this prize pack jam-packed with $71 worth of Raining Cats & Dogs! Looks like a great giveaway. Enter below:

 a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks for joining us for this Monday full of altered art. What gorgeous projects! Join us tomorrow for more creative inspiration.

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 11, 2015

Take the Graphic 45 April Challenge!

Take our Graphic 45 April Challenge and win a $75 Prize Pack! So fun! Read below on how to enter:

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Upload your Submissions to our Facebook Page

We can't wait to see your entries!

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

April 06, 2015

Altered Art Using Times Nouveau and Typography

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It's another fantastic Monday on the blog! We have amazing altered art from Solange Marques and Andrew Roberts and at the end of the blog, there's a new giveaway this week! Hooray! It's going to be a great start to the week.

First, Solange made the most stunning Times Nouveau configuration box. We are in love with this project!

"Altered art is a something that I Love to make. Times Nouveau is a charming and elegant collection with gorgeous elements for a Configuration Box. I Used Crackle Medium to get more texture on the Box and I Completed it with resin pieces." ~Solange

Times Nouveau Configuration Box by Solange Marques- Graphic 45

Solange uses our Deluxe Collector's Edition Times Nouveau for this great project!

Solange used Deluxe Collector's Edition Times Nouveau to make her awesome configuration box! #graphic45


Great fussy cutting and florals on this Times Nouveau Configuration Box by Solange Marques- Graphic 45


Love the colors on this Times Nouveau Configuration Box by Solange Marques- Graphic 45


Great fussy cutting and florals on this Times Nouveau Configuration Box by Solange Marques- Graphic 45


What stunning crackle paint on the side of Solange's Times Nouveau configuration box. Wow! #graphic45


Times Nouveau Configuration Box by Solange Marques- Graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45 Times Nouveau Deluxe Collector’s Edition
Petaloo Flowers
Resins
Acrylic Gesso
Crackle Medium

Next, we have the most incredible altered Typography clock from Andrew Roberts. What a handsome use of this richly colored collection!

"I think it is safe to say I am addicted to clocks and gears. I love the mechanical nature of these themes, and this project also incorporated my use of boxes and construction. Typography is a fabulous line of paper that you can use to create a more industrial themed project. I challenged my self to use a circular box for the body of the clock. I love, what I call the heritage colors of the typography collection. Typography to me has a more masculine style and I wanted to create a clock for a mans study or office.

Tip: Try uses the graphic 45 butterflies and heat embossing powder on to them to create a rustic aged metallic look. You can also do this to Graphic 45 chipboard by using clear embossing powder and distress ink." ~Andrew

A handmade Typography altered clock from Andrew Roberts! #graphic45

Andrew created this stunning piece using the Typography paper collection pictured below!

Andrew used Typography to make his brilliant altered clock #graphic45


This Typography clock opens up as fun, secret storage! Come take a look at this project by Andrew #graphic45


Love the butterfy and metal pieces on this awesome Typography clock by Andrew #graphic45


The embellishments on this clock face are perfection! By Andrew Roberts using Typography #graphic45


Love the appearance of rust on that butterfly. Typography clock by Andrew Roberts #graphic45


The back of Andrew's Typography clock #graphic45


Surprise! This awesome altered Typography clock opens! You can keep a mini in here, use it as fun, secret storage, and more! By: Andrew Roberts #Graphic45

 Supply list

Graphic 45 typography 8x8 paper pad
Graphic 45 typography chipboard
Graphic 45 metal butterflies
Assorted metal embellishments and brads
Clock mechanism
Chipboard
Round box

We also have a fantastic giveaway this week! Who has wanted to win some Artisan Style? Well, today is your chance! Enter the contest below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks for starting your week with us, G45ers. We can't wait to share more beautiful projects this week!

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 03, 2015

Pretty Pastel Things to Welcome Spring!

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Many of us are basking in the spring air, seeing the blooms finally bloom, and packing up our winter clothes (and for those who aren't, we hope the winter weather leaves soon). Spring is such a beautiful season of new beginnings and renewed creativity. Get inspired with gorgeous creations from Rhea Freitag and Ginger Ropp. They will bring a spring into your step!

First, we have this beautiful altered Matchbook Box by Rhea using Botanical Tea! We love this gorgeous project and the beautiful sentiment it holds.

"This project started off with a Small Matchbook Box that I had primed with gesso one day when I did not have any creative mojo.  The white backdrop made for a perfect Botanical Tea spring scene.  The birdcage was covered in thick bronze embossing powder to create a gilded look.  I love how the cage looks placed over the hole in the box.  The Shabby Chic metal staples have a lovely finish that coordinate well with the lightness I was going for in this fun little piece." ~Rhea

Love this Springtime Botanical Tea altered Matchbook Box by Rhea #graphic45

Rhea uses Botanical Tea and our Small Matchbox Staples to make this beautiful Spring project!

Rhea used Botanical Tea and our Small Matchbook Box Staples to make this gorgeous Spring piece #graphic45


Rhea brilliantly uses our cardstock flowers and G45 Staples to create this Botanical Tea matchbook box #graphic45


This is the perfect project to welcome spring! By Rhea using Botanical Tea and G45 Small Matchbook Box Staples #graphic45


Layers, metal staples, and more on this gorgeous altered Botanical Tea matchbook box by Rhea #graphic45

Supply List

Botanical Tea 6x6 Patterns and Solids
Botanical Tea Flowers
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keyholes
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads
Small Matchbook Box
Gesso
Twine
Resin Bird
Die Cut Bird Cage
Embossing Powder

Next, Ginger shares an innovative, beautiful carousel mini album with Once Upon a Springtime! How clever is this?

"Oh how I love the Graphic 45 Once Upon A Springtime Classic Collection. This collection is one of my favorites. Actually all of their collections are my favorite. I decided to create something a little different. This is a twist on a tag mini album. I’m calling this my Carousel Mini Album. This collection is just magical!" ~Ginger

What a gorgeous Once Upon a Springtime carousel mini album by Ginger #graphic45

 

Ginger's YouTube Mini Album Tour

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Ginger used our large tag staples in kraft to make this awesome Once Upon a Springtime carousel mini album #graphic45

 

Supply List

Graphic 45 Once Upon A Springtime Classic Collection 12x12
Graphic 45 Staples Large Tag Album
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key Holes
Graphic 45 Staples Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keys
Flat Back Adhesive Pearl Trim
Glittered Tulle Trim
Sequins
Crocheted Doilies
Metal Filigrees
Adhesive bling
Glass Candlestick
Glass Vial
Satin Ribbon Trim
Kraft Cardstock
Charms
Dimensional Adhesive
Spellbinders Die D-Lites Pretty Petals D
Spellbinders Die D-Lites Pretty Petals B
May Arts Ivory Jute Twine
Petaloo Flowers

Who won this week's giveaway? Let's find out! Our randomly chosen winner is...

-Staci DeCoteau

Congratulations, Staci! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. We'll have another giveaway next Monday, so join in the fun!

Thanks for joining us for some beautiful spring inspiration just in time for Easter. We hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Happy Spring,

The G45 Family

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

March 30, 2015

Gorgeous Gloria Stengel Cards!

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Today, we're taking a whole day to focus on the cardmaking genius of Special Projects Designer Gloria Stengel! We are so happy to have her on our team creating classes for us. She also is still creating some incredible cards with our newest creations. Today, we'll get to see her beautiful cards with our new collections! 

First, Gloria shares a stunning Artisan Style card. Her details are so perfect with this richly colored collection.

Gorgeous Artisan Style "Imagine" card by Gloria Stengel #graphic45

 

Gloria's Artisan Style Card #graphic45


Gorgeous details on Gloria's Artisan Style card - Ornate Metal Keyhole and beautiful layers #graphic45


Gorgeous ribbon and key on Gloria's Artisan Style card #graphic45


The inside of Gloria's Artisan Style card #Graphic45

Next, we have this gorgeous Home Sweet Home card by the fabulous Gloria!

"For many years I have wished for Graphic 45 to come out with a country farm collection! I am overjoyed to have a chance to work with Home Sweet Home! I created a card that, basically, uses scraps! I even cut the flowers from scraps, as well. A touch of white paint on each flower gives the flowers a rustic, country look." ~Gloria

"Wishing you the Happiest of Days" Home Sweet Home card by Gloria #graphic45

Gloria Home Sweet Home card #graphic45


Gorgeous handmade flowers on this "Wishing you the Happiest of Days" Home Sweet Home card by Gloria #graphic45


"Wishing you the Happiest of Days" Home Sweet Home card by Gloria #graphic45

We love how Gloria always finishes the inside of her cards. Amazing!


Happy Birthday to You! Love how Gloria created the inside of this Home Sweet Home card #graphic45

Supply List:

Graphic 45 products:
Home Sweet Home Paper Collection:
Garden Fresh, Granny's Quilt, Country Life, Handmade
Other products:
Cardstock: WorldWin Papers Kraft, Ivory, Blueberry
Die cut templates: Heartfelt Creations Sweet Juliet; Spellbinders Rose Creations, Framed
Tags One
Stamps: My Favorite Things Birthday Sentiments, Birthday Greetings
Ink: Clearsnap Colorbox Chalk Ice Blue; Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
Acrylic Paint: Plaid FolkArt Wicker White
Lace: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG tape, Scrap Perfect Best Glue Ever, Scrapbook Adhesives by
3L 3D Foam Squares, hot glue sticks
Tools: Martha Stewart border punch, McGill flower shaping tools, Sizzix Big Shot, paper
trimmer, foam brush, hot glue gun

Now, enjoy her "girl & boy" Precious Memories cards. These are truly so precious!

"Precious Memories is such a wonderful addition to the Graphic 45 line-up. I love the colors, and I paired the paper with ivory cardstock to create a soft and shabby card. I simply adore the little paper doll dresses!" ~Gloria

Beautiful baby girl Precious Memories card by Gloria #graphic45

Gloria's Precious Memories cards #graphic45


The fussy cutting adds so much on this beautiful baby girl Precious Memories card by Gloria #graphic45


Beautiful baby girl Precious Memories card by Gloria #graphic45


"Special Delivery" Precious Memories card by Gloria #graphic45

Supply List:

Graphic 45 products:
Precious Memories Paper Collection: Cherish, Sugar and Spice, Cuddle Time
Artist Trading Tags (Ivory)
Other products:
Cardstock: WorldWin Papers Natural
Embossing folders: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, The Paper Studio (large dots)
Ink: Clearsnap Colorbox Chalk Creamy Brown
Ribbon and Twine: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Mini clothes pins: Canvas Corp
Button: stash
Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG tape, Scrap Perfect Best Glue Ever, Scrapbook Adhesives by
3L 3D Foam Squares, hot glue sticks
Tools: McGill flower shaping tools, Sizzix Big Shot,1/2" circle punch, paper trimmer, hot
glue gun

"Too many stamp sets and other products for babies and children forget to include twins! I adore this sweet image of twins!" ~Gloria

"So Sweet" twins baby card by Gloria using Precious Memories #graphic45


Ribbon, twine, and more on this "So Sweet" twins baby card by Gloria using Precious Memories #graphic45


Stars, buttons, and sweet imagery on this "So Sweet" twins baby card by Gloria using Precious Memories #graphic45


"Sent From Heaven" Precious Memories card by Gloria #graphic45


Supply List:

Graphic 45 products:
Precious Memories Paper Collection: Precious Memories, Baby's Breath, Puppy Dog's
Tails, Pat-A-Cake
Little Darlings Stamp Set
Other products:
Cardstock: WorldWin Papers Natural, Cornflower Blue
Embossing folders: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots
Die templates: My Favorite Things heart doily, Spellbinders Standard Circles Small,
Stars Five
Ink: Clearsnap Colorbox Chalk Creamy Brown
Ribbon and Twine: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Button: stash
Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG tape, Scrap Perfect Best Glue Ever, Scrapbook Adhesives by
3L 3D Foam Squares, hot glue sticks
Tools: Sizzix Big Shot, paper trimmer, hot glue gun, Zutter Bow-it-All

Who won last week's giveaway featuring our amazing retired collections? Our randomly chosen winner is...

-Alicia Tillman

Congratulations, Alicia! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Thanks to everyone who entered! We have a new contest with a $60 Time to Flourish prize pack this week that you can take part in below. How exciting!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks for joining us today for a gorgeous day full of cards, winners, and our new blog giveaway! We hope this kicks off a great week for you. 

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