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January 26, 2015

Getting Creative with Artisan Style

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We love getting to see the Design Team's creations with our new collections soon to hit stores. So many great ideas to try once you get your new papers! Miranda Edney and Lori Williams share incredible projects today using Artisan Style. You will love the rich colors and gorgeous patterns in this vibrant collection. What a great Monday!

How about a new contest this week? Who wants to win a $40 Valentine's Day prize pack with Sweet Sentiments! It's the perfect giveaway to show we love our G45ers. Enter below:

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First, we have this amazing altered canvas by Miranda using Artisan Style. We love the fabulous scene she built inside. What a fabulous creation.

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Supply List

Graphic 45 Papers
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Artisan Style-Craftsmanship
Artisan Style-Creative Ideal
Artisan Style-Decorative Flourish
Graphic 45 Staples-
Antique Metal Keys
Tim Holtz Corked Vial
Canvas
Glue
Foam Dots

Next, here is a perfectly inspired card from Lori. Tell us more, Lori:

"The area of the country that I live in has a lot of bungalow inspired housing and arts and crafts style all around. In fact yearly they hold an Arts and Crafts conference at a local Inn, The Grove Park and I’ve attended numerous times. I’ve been in love with this style for as long as I can remember and have always said one day I’ll live in a craftsman style house. This collection embodies the colors, motifs and designs of that design era. So I may not live in that type of house quite yet, but at least I can make pretty projects with the Artisan Style collection until then, LOL.

Something that really makes this card pop is one of Graphic 45 latest additions to the staples line, the lion door knocker. He is so cool and I can’t wait to use more of them in other projects, you’ll love them. I know they’ll do great on box and mixed media pieces but to me he just had to adorned the front door of my card." ~Lori

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Supply List

Artisan Style 12 x 12 Paper
This Old House
Artisan Style
Creative Ideal
Decorative Flourish
Attention to Detail
Graphic 45 Staples
Antique Brass Door Knockers
Other Products Used:
Foam Tape
Zip Dries Glue
Dries Clear Glue
X-acto Tool
Seal Healing Mat
Black Card Stock

Is Artisan Style on your wish list? Look for it in stores in early to mid-February! We cannot wait to see what great ideas you come up with!

Happy Papercrafting!

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

January 24, 2015

There's Still Time to Take the Graphic 45 January Challenge!

There's still a week to enter our January Challenge! Just make the Time to Celebrate mini album below and you could win a $75 prize pack! Have fun and take the challenge today.

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Download the Time to Celebrate Mini Album Project Sheet

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Upload your Submissions to our Facebook Page

Happy Mini-Making,

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

January 23, 2015

Graphic 45 Ning Gallery Highlights

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We adore you, our amazing, talented G45ers. We love to see your projects with Graphic 45. For us, it's when we truly see the collections come alive - in the hands of our talented artists! Today, let's celebrate YOUR beautiful work on the blog. We are going to share five amazing projects from our Ning gallery. All 5 of these projects are so amazing, so prepare yourselves to be dazzled! 

First, let's announce who won this week's blog contest! Our randomly chosen winner is....

-Mary Helene

Congratulations, Mary! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Thanks to everyone who entered our contest. Join us next week for more giveaways!

Do you share on our Ning site? If not, we would love to see your work. Upload your projects today!

 Share on our Graphic 45 Ning Page!

To kick off the great shares, we have this gorgeous Bird Song mini album from Sharon Lee Wade-Coughlin. Isn't this stunning? She used toilet paper rolls to create this amazing mini.

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Next, prepare to be inspired by this beautiful Baby 2 Bride hot air balloon from Sandra Carey. Wow! This is truly amazing.Love how she uses Baby 2 Bride.

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Nancy Wethington wows with these gorgeous March Time to Flourish tags. Perfect for spring! Love these. Nancy makes Time to Flourish shine. 

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Watch Kathy Clement wow with this perfect Sweet Sentiments Valentine's Day banner. This holiday is right around the corner, and this is just a gorgeous creation! What a genius use of Sweet Sentiments.

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Now, what a stunning project to close the day with - this absolutely brilliantly composed "Aspirations" layout using The Twelve Days of Christmas and Typography. Trudi Harrison shows us you can think outside the collection and create something truly memorable.

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What an amazing Friday filled with great ideas. Will you go share on our Ning page? At least tour the amazing projects already there! Enjoy and have a fantastic and creative weekend.

Your Fans on Ning,

Graphic 45

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

January 19, 2015

Stamping Techniques with Graphic 45

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Welcome to another wonderful Monday here on the blog! This blog is all about stamps. Katie Zoey Ho and Keri Sallee share some amazing techniques and tutorials to fully use your Graphic 45 stamps. This will be a fantastic day!

Also, we have a new contest this week. Enter to win this amazing Time to Flourish prize pack below! The deadline is Thursday, January 22 at 11:59 PM PST. We will announce the winner on Friday!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

First, we want to say thank you to all the fun store owners and designers we got to see at CHA. We had such a great time and it was such a wonderful week. We started the week with our class taught by the amazing Charee Filimoehala.

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Then, it was time for the show to open! The booth finally got all set up, and all the beautiful samples were set in place. The team was ready!

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We had a wonderful time meeting everyone, and seeing familiar faces. The booth was full of people snapping photos and placing orders. It was a fun place to be!

Here was just one of the great areas in our booth. Here we displayed An ABC Primer!

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We had a raffle every day for those that placed an order. On the last day, we had many items to raffle off, and one of our amazing stores, Bikuben, won the grand raffle!

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It was a wonderful week and we can't wait to see you again!

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Now, let's get into the stamping fun! First, Katie shows us an amazing technique.

"Getting steampunky? I love steampunk; anything that has gears I love them… So while I was clearing my room, I found this used cologne bottle which comes with an interesting bottle cap… Steampunk is the first thing that came to my mind… So I decided to altered this cologne bottle into Potion No. 45 using various UTEE stamps (tutorial on Snapguide) from the Steampunk Spells cling stamp collection… Guaranteed pure & natural… To compliment with this potion, I created a mini top hat to go with this... "~Katie

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Check out How to Stamp on UTEE by Katie Z. on Snapguide.  

Katie's Snapguide Tutorial


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Supply List

Steampunk Spells Stamps 1 & 2
Graphic 45 Staples (ornate metal keys & stamped metal brads)
Perfume/Cologne Bottle
Brass Chain
Wood Gears
Cardboard/Cereal Box
Brilliance Galaxy Gold
Black Gesso
UTEE

Now, here's a gorgeous idea from Keri! We love this beautiful technique.

"I LOVE using products that have a resist finish. For those of you not familiar with this concept, it is where you can apply ink or other coloring to a product and there are parts of the product that will “resist” the coloring and will stay their original color. This is a great way to personalize the color scheme of your project. However, they can get kind of expensive and you are limited by someone else’s imagination to the patterns you can use. With this technique...the sky is the limit! If you can stamp it...you can design it! Enjoy!" ~Keri

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Check out How to DIY a Resist Background by Keri Sallee on Snapguide.  

Keri's Snapguide Tutorial


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Supply List

Botanical Tea Stamp Set
White Card Stock: Canvas Corp
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black
Distress Ink: Ranger
Spiced Marmelade
Peacock Feathers
Peeled Paint
Pickled Raspberry
Wooden Butterflies: Studio Calico
Heat Gun
Cotton Pad
Spray Water Bottle

Thanks for joining us today, and for a wonderful CHA! Have a wonderful Monday, and we'll see you tomorrow for more great ideas.

Happy Papercrafting,

Graphic 45

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

January 16, 2015

Gentlemen Crafting this Fine Friday!

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It's a fine day to celebrate our amazing gentleman crafters today! We are so grateful to have the amazing Jim, The Gentleman Crafter as our G45 Ambassador. Andrew Roberts is our amazing male Design Team member. These two fellas are fantastic crafters and today we want to celebrate their creations. Jim, The Gentleman Crafter, first shares an incredible "Curious Cabinet" using Artisan Style! What an amazing project. Then, Andrew shows us fun ways to save money this New Year with Mother Goose.

But first, who won this past week's giveaway? Our randomly chosen winner is....

-Tricia Farwell

Congratulations, Tricia! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Many thanks to all who took part this week! We will have a brand new contest next week here on the blog.

Now enjoy this incredible altered Artisan Style "Curious Cabinet" by the incomparable Jim, The Gentleman Crafter! This cabinet is made by Jim using chipboard and his amazing imagination.

"The Curiuos Cabinet is perfect for your curious curiosities! Lift the chained lid and a hidden compartment is at the top. Open the windowed cabinet doors and three drawers are perfect for storage from craft supplies to jewelry...." ~Jim

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Supply List

Graphic 45 Artisan Style Paper Collection
Graphic 45 Antique Brass Door Knockers
Heavy Weight Chipboard
Knob
Idea-ology Foundation Feet
Hitch Fastener
Acrylic Sheet
Chain
Tiny Eye screw

Andrew shares this fabulous piggy bank using Mother Goose! What a fun, adorable project perfect to teach children the wisdom of "a penny saved is a penny earned." It's also perfect for adults saving their coins this New Year!

"My inspiration was a childhood memory of when I received my pocket money and would love to put it into my piggy bank. there are somany different types of piggy banks available and it is a great motivation for your kids to start saving.  Mother goose has a perfect theme for this type of project.

Tip: When embellishing a round project divide the project into sections to create balance and symmetry. I divided this project into hemispheres." ~Andrew

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Supply List

Graphic 45 Mother Goose Cardstock Flowers
Graphic 45 Mother Goose 12 x 12 Patterned Papers
: Spot On
: Humpty Dumpty
: Twinkle Little Star
: Playful Postage
: Little Boy Blue
Graphic 45 Mother Goose 8 x 8 Patterned Paper Pad 
Graphic 45 Mother Goose 6 x 6 Patterns and Solids
Metal tin with lid
Petaloo Flowers
Green Cardstock
Aqua Cardstock
Border Punch

Thanks for joining us for this great day of man-crafting! Many thanks to Jim and Andrew for their incredible projects. Have a great weekend, G45ers!

TGIF,

Graphic 45

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