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July 11, 2014

A Lovely Day for Layouts

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Happy Friday, G45ers! Another week of amazing projects is coming to an end - but not without a grand finale of gorgeous layouts! We have an amazing mixed media layout from the amazing Solange Marques. Then, Romy Veul shares one of her brilliant layouts using the Couture collection. You are going to love every second of this fun blog!

You may be wondering who won the By the Sea giveaway this week...well, let's find out! Our randomly chosen winner from our blog comments is....

-Kathy Lutter: Wonderful projects! Such talent. Here's hoping for the By The Sea prize!

Congratulations, Kathy! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize pictured below. Join us next week for SNEAK PEEKS! There will be FOUR chances to win on the blog everyday - you really won't want to miss it. Our summer release is out of this world!

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This layout by Solange will amaze you! So many amazing techniques and a beautiful use of Botanical Tea!

"I love to melt the photo on the background in my layouts. I like when you don't get to known where it is the limit of the photo. To get this effect I use a lot of mediums such as modeling paste, acrylic gesso and acrylic paints. Botanical Tea is a wonderful collection and the flowers, birds, butterflies are perfect to complete my layout."~Solange

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Supplies List

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea patterned paper Spring Duet
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea patterned paper Botanical Tea
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea patterned paper Flora
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Flowers
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Chipboard 2
Graphic 45 Cling Stamps Botanical Tea 1
Graphic 45 Cling Stamps Botanical Tea 2
Graphic 45 Metal Brads
Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Key Holes
Others: Mask, Modeling Paste, Resin Sand, Acrylic Gesso, Acrylic Paints, Flowers, Imaginarium
Designs Title Chipboard.

This is absolutely precious. We love this stunning layout by Romy and the beautiful photo. A perfect use of Couture!

"When working on this lay-out, I started by fussy cutting a couple of flowers from the beautiful ‘Gorgeous’ paper. After that my lay-out actually scrapped itself. I did some layering with several papers, added a photo and then arranged the flowers besides my photo as a central element on my page. " ~Romy

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Supply List:

 ‘Couture’ papers:
Couture
Fashion
Gorgeous
Beautiful
Chic
Fabulous
Couture Banners

Many thanks to Solange and Romy for sharing their amazing projects today. Join us next week to see our summer release Sneak Peeks! It's going to be so amazing, and best of all, there are FOUR chances to Win It Before You Can Buy It every day. Join us for the season of fun - Sneak Peeks!

Happy Friday,

Graphic 45

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

July 10, 2014

The Many Possibilities with Good ol' Sport

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Summer is such a fun season to use our Good ol' Sport collection. The colors and images remind us to get outside, have fun, and celebrate the rich colors of this season! We have three amazing Good ol' Sport projects today! First, we start off with an amazing altered tray by Annette Green. Then, we share an all-star card by Lori Williams. We wrap up the blog with a home run - Nadya Lifa's altered wall hanging display. What a great day this will be - great ideas for masculine projects and for celebrating those wonderful summer days!

Don't forget to take part in our contest this week! Another giveaway perfect for summer - By the Sea! Just comment here on the blog or on Facebook to win.

 

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Now, let's celebrate Good ol' Sport! Annette shares the most wonderful altered tray with glorious details throughout. You're going to love it!

"My husband is a hard-working and even harder-playing type of guy. He has always loved his sports, so I thought this sports-themed display tray would make the perfect Father’s Day gift for him this year. The Good Ol’ Sport collection has it ALL covered, from football to baseball, hockey and boxing and more. I was able to pull together a nice memory keepsake which Paul can enjoy for years and years." ~Annette

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Annette's Good ol' Sport Tray Video


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Love how she used the banners and the rosettes!


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What great photos! A perfect keepsake.


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Graphic 45 Supplies

 Good Ol’ Sport 12 x 12 papers, various
Good Ol’ Sport Chipboard 1
Good Ol’ Sport Banners, double-sided cardstock
Good Ol’ Sport Alphabet Stickers
Graphic 45 Staples: Ornate metal key and label holder
Other Supplies
Core-dinations Signature Series cardstock for Graphic 45
Black Display Tray
Metal findings, Tim Holtz Idea-ology
Buttons
Ribbon & waxed twine
Various adhesives
Black Soot Distress Ink for inking edges

The colors that Lori uses are just perfect on this card. And she provides a tutorial for how to get that faux leather look that is the perfect compliment for more masculine projects.

"I’ve got a whole house full of boys so the Good Ol’ Sport Collection is perfect for my family. My youngest son loves cards and ones that have a twist are his favorite. This easel card is fun in and of itself as it’s an easel card. I love easel cards because they display so well and seem to be more than just a card. This one has a little motion fun to it also. The baseball on the front of the card slides up and down for movement as if it’s being knocked out of the park.

Be sure to see the tutorial that accompanies this card. It will show you how to make the faux leather trim that combines so well with the masculine theme." ~Lori

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Check out How to Create Faux Leather From Paper by Lori Williams on Snapguide.  

Faux Leather Technique Tutorial


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Supply List

Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport 12 x 12 Collection
Touch Down
Victory
Number 1 Fan
All Star
Good Ol’ Sport Chipboard 1
Good Ol’ Sport Stickers
Good Ol’ Sport Banners
Good Ol’ Sport Chipboard 2
Good Ol’ Sport 6 x 6 Patterns and Solids
Other Products Used:
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Penny
Foam Tape
Kraft Cardstock
Embossing Folder
Clear Embossing Powder
Heat Gun
X-acto Knife

This altered art project by Nadya is a true touchdown! And what a great quote she included from Ralph Waldo Emerson and our corresponding chipboard: "Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."

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Good Ol` Sport Box1 - Nadya Lifa


Good Ol` Sport Box1 - Nadya Lifa


Good Ol` Sport Box1 - Nadya Lifa

Supply list

Graphic 45 Good Ol` Sport paper Good Ol Sport
Graphic 45 Good Ol` Sport paper Big Score
Graphic 45 Good Ol` Sport paper Play Ball
Graphic 45 Good Ol` Sport paper All Star
Graphic 45 Good Ol` Sport paper Champion
Graphic 45 Good Ol` Sport paper Newsworthy
Graphic 45 Good Ol` Sport paper Cheer On
Graphic 45 Good Ol` Sport paper Number 1 Fan
Graphic 45 Good Ol` Sport paper Teamwork
Good Ol` Sport Banners
Good Ol` Sport Chipboard-1
Good Ol` Sport Chipboard-2

What amazing projects from these talented designers! We are so glad you joined us for a day of newsworthy creations. Which one sparked your creativity?

Have an All Star Day,

Graphic 45

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

July 07, 2014

A Monday Perfect for Cardmaking

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Welcome to the blog this fine Monday! We hope our G45ers celebrating the 4th of July had a fabulous weekend. We cannot wait to start another week of inspiration here on the blog. Today is all about cards! We have cards from three of our designers today. Nichola shares some amazing Good ol' Sport cards. Romy Veul will share a sublime Sweet Sentiments card. We will close out the day with a wonderful card from Ginny Nemchak that reminds us to never stop dreaming! Do you love cardmaking? Today's blog is for you!

It's Monday - which means, a new giveaway! Woo hoo! With all the red, white, and blue and beach pictures we see online, what a better time for a By the Sea giveaway? Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to be entered to win. We will announce the winner here on the blog on Friday. Comment away!

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Nichola shares how to get the creative juices flowing in her description below, and we just love these Good ol' Sport cards!

"Lately, when my creative juices have felt a little low, I’ve been making cards. I grab a piece of 12” x 12” Core'dinations Cardstock chop it into three pieces of varying sizes and set to work. For this sporty set I used Antique Moss as my base and then used coordinating papers from Graphic 45’s Good Ol’ Sport to embellish. Inside, I’ve attached a piece of plain bond paper for writing, and added restrained embellishments. In no time at all I’ve got some useful cards and my paper crafting mojo is back!"~Nichola

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Supply List:

Play Ball
Big Score
Victory
Champion
Number 1 Fan
Good Ol' Sport Banners
Good Ol' Sport Stickers
Good Ol' Sport Alphabet Stickers
Antique Moss Core'dinations Cardstock

Plain Bond Paper

Romy reminds us that everyone loves to be loved! We love this gorgeous card with a very Sweet Sentiment.

"Every day is a good day to show someone your love for him or her. Therefore, I made this card with the gorgeous Sweet Sentiments collection. I decided to use one of the images from the “Be My Valentine” paper as the central element on my card. I framed it with a resin frame and positioned it in the middle of my card, surrounded by a few lovely butterflies and hearts, that were cut out from the papers as well. " ~ Romy

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 Supply List:

 Sweet Sentiments papers:
Be My Valentine
Violet Bouquet
Heart Song
Spring has Sprung
All My Love
Sweet Sentiments 8x8 Pad
Sweet Sentiments Tags & Pockets

Don't forget to dream! This stunning Typography card in creams and blues is by the amazing Ginny! She is such a stunning cardmaker, and wouldn't this be a true treasure to receive in the mail? Love the ribbon with the chipboard reminder to "Live Laugh Love!" A perfect Monday reminder.

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Supply List:

 

Graphic 45 Typography Imagine
Graphic 45 Typography Inscribe
Graphic 45 Typography Dream
Graphic 45 Typography Tags and Pockets
Graphic 45 Typography Chipboard 1
Worldwin Cardstock
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Forever in Time felt doily
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Black Soot
Ball chain
Vintage button

Thank you for joininig us this Monday all about cards! Did you feel inspired to try a card yourself today? If you do, please share on our Facebook page! We'd love to see it. Thanks to Nichola, Romy, and Ginny for sharing with us today.

Happy Cardmaking,

Graphic 45

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

 

July 04, 2014

Red, White, and Blue with Graphic 45

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Happy 4th of July, G45ers! Many of our American G45ers are celebrating this holiday today, and we hope everyone has a sunny, fun, and friend-filled day! We thought it would be fun to share red, white, and blue projects with you today! It's always fun to start with a color palette and create from there. We have a beautiful card from Lori Williams using By the Sea! Then, a project using red, white, and blue with splashes of other colors by the wonderful Andrew Roberts. It will be a great 4th of July here on the blog!

Before we begin, we must announce a winner! Our randomly chosen winner of the prize pack below is...

-Nancy Barrick Gaumer: G45 washi tape??!! I haven't seen that yet. I can't wait!!! And I could use this collection for sooo many things.

Congratulations, Nancy! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Enjoy your goodies pictured below!

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The By the Sea card below is a brilliant summer card and is so perfect for our red, white, and blue celebration! Love this from Lori Williams.

"I really love this collection for so many reasons….first I adore the shore. Anything with a beach themesteals my heart right away. I’m also a very patriotic girl, so the colors are perfect for a 4th of July project. Mix the two of those things with Graphic 45 and you’ll have the By The Sea Collection.

I really love adding depth to my work with lots of layers and lots of foam tape and embellishments. Little details like stitching on a card or that little twig of ribbon can really take your projects up a notch and add so much to them." ~Lori

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By the sea card with logo


By the sea card with logo


By the sea card with logo


By the sea card with logo

 Supply List

Graphic 45 By the Sea 12 x 12 paper
Sea Sail
Gathering Seashells
Pier 45
Sand and Surf
By the Sea Chipboard
Hampton Art/Graphic 45 By The Sea Stamp Set
By The Sea Stickers
8 x 8 By The Sea Paper Pad
Graphic 45 Staples: Metal Brad
Other Products Used:
May Arts Ribbon
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Card Stock
Foam Tape
Spellbinders Die
Metal Jump Ring

This is an upcycled masterpiece using Good ol' Sport! Andrew Roberts made a great keepsake of photos of his sons. Wow, amazing!

"There are many types of packaging we throw away everyday. I saw this Brie cheese box had potential, this combined with the Good Ol Sport collection gave me the perfect opportunity to create a keepsake of photos of my sons." ~Andrew

Tip: When Layering your fussy cut images, create depth by utilising different sized images, mounted at different heights.

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Good Ol Sport Cheese Box Front


Good Ol Sport Cheese Box Front


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Good Ol Sport Cheese Box Front

Supply List

 

Good Ol Sport 12x12 Papers :
Big Score
        All Star
        Team Work
        Play Ball
        Number One Fan
        Champion
       Cheer On
        Newsworthy
Good Ol Sport Chipboard 1
Good Ol Sport Banners
Good Ol Sport  Alphabet Cardstock Stickers
Good Ol Sport Cardstock Stickers
Brie cheese box
Score Tape
Distress Ink : Vintage Photo
Toothpicks
Jute
Kraft Cardstock
Binder Edge Punch
Bakers Twine

Have a wonderful day, G45ers! Big thank yous to the talented Lori and Andrew. Thanks for joining us for another great week. See you Monday with more inspiration!

Happy 4th of July,

Graphic 45

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

July 03, 2014

Bounteous Botanical Tea Altered Art

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We are so excited to now be showing our Design Team's work here on the blog. Aren't you amazed by this 2014 team? We are so honored to have these talented designers working with Graphic 45. Today, our designers showed their crafting prowess with Botanical Tea! Keri Sallee shares the most breathtaking altered art piece - you will be blown away! Then, equally amazing is Solange Marques' incredibly innovative Botanical Tea wedding favors. She even has a Snapguide tutorial for this great project. We are so glad you joined us for this gorgeous day of projects on the blog!

Don't forget to take part in this week's blog giveaway! Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page and you could win this amazing set of Typography prizes. Don't delay, comment today!

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Have you used the Botanical Tea collection yet? It has so much gorgeous imagery, floral patterns, butterflies, and more!

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Keri made the most gorgeous piece of altered art using Botanical Tea. It is so beautifully layered and her fussy cutting is masterful. What a stunning creation!

"When I was creating this project, I kept thinking about all the weddings and wedding showers that happen in the beautiful months of June and July. The idea of having a wedding “tea party” shower just sounds like it would be amazingly perfect, doesn’t it? I wanted this piece to be the center point of the decor for such a party, maybe used on the entrance table to welcome everyone and get them in the tea-drinking, garden-sitting kind of mood."~Keri

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Check out How to Make a Plaque From Graphic 45 Botanical Garden by Keri Sallee on Snapguide.  

Keri Sallee's Botanical Tea Altered Art Snapguide Tutorial


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Graphic 45 Supplies:

Botanical Tea 12x12 Papers
Botanical Tea Alphabet Stickers
Botanical Tea Stickers
Botanical Tea Chipboard 1
Botanical Tea Chipboard 2
Other Supplies:
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Walnut Stain
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Paper Studio Pop Dots
Wooden Plaque (Michael’s)
Tools:
Craft Knife

Solange came up with the most magnificent, stunning, and masterful wedding favor idea! Isn't this the most incredible project? She even provides a tutorial so you can wow your guests. What a project!

"June is a perfect month for wedding ideas, then I used Botanical Tea to make some wedding favors. I love this collection with birds, butterflies and flowers. This cake serves as embellishment and after the party  the guests can take home these favors with a piece of cake or sweets. I used some mediums to get more texture on this project and prepared a tutorial to you." ~Solange

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Check out How to Cake Wedding Favors by Solange Marques on Snapguide.  

Solange's Snapguide Botanical Tea Wedding Favor Tutorial


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Fill these wonderful slices with candy, confetti, or paper flowers! What would you use as the filler, G45ers?


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Supplies


Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Patternes Papers: Botanical Tea, FloraFaunaField of Flowers, Birds of a Feather, Herbal Infusion, Sweet chamomile, Just Because.
Prima Flowers
Acrylic Gesso, Fiber Paste, Spray Ink, laces.

These designers really took Botanical Tea to the next level today! Weren't these inspiring projects? Which Snapguide tutorial do you think you'll give a try? Many thanks to Keri and Solange for sharing their wonderful work with us. We can't wait to get into our craft room!

Happy papercrafting,

Graphic 45

 

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