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February 27, 2015

Announcing the 2015 Graphic 45 Design Team Call!


It's a big day here on the blog! We are announcing our 2015 Graphic 45 Design Team Call! Have you been waiting to enter? Well, now is your time! Below, you will have all the information you need to apply to become a Graphic 45 Designer. It's such an exciting time for us here at Graphic 45 because we get to see what incredible things you are doing with our collections. We cannot wait to see the applications this year! 

Before we get into the excitement, here is this week's randomly chosen winner of our retired collections!

-Janet Fisher Cobb

Congratulations, Janet! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your goodies! Thanks to everyone who entered this week. Join us for another giveaway next week as we kick off National Craft Month!

Join the 2015 Graphic 45 Design Team! Click for all the application details! #graphic45

The Benefits of joining the Graphic 45 Design Team! #graphic45

This could be YOU!



The Graphic 45 2015 Design Team Call - What are we looking for?

Graphic 45 2015 Design Team Application Rounds

Download the Graphic 45 Design Team Call 2015 Printable Information & Rounds

We asked our Design Team why they loved being a G45 Designer and they gave some fun reasons!

  • It makes me think outside the box and try new things.
  • It doesn't feel like work or something that I 'must' do, because I always have so much fun working with your products
  • A DREAM made reality
  • Opened creative doors and opportunities
  • Getting the happy mail with all the paper pretties is like Christmas
  • All the team members are so encouraging.
  • I've learned so much from the teamies....they are the best!

We cannot wait to see your submissions! We know each and every one of you will shine. Happy Papercrafting!  

Now, we don't want to leave you without some creative inspiration! We are loving what you are sharing on Ning gallery. Today, we have two great shares that have gotten many views on our Ning page, and for good reason- they are stunning! G45ers Joanne Bain and Lexi Karamel loaded some gorgeous projects onto our Ning page.

First, we have this stunning Time to Celebrate layout by Joanne Bain. We love the negative space with the burst of color and layers near the center! Makes such a dynamic layout.


See this Layout by Joanne Bain on Ning

Next, we have these great double page mini album spread from Lexi Karamel! This whole mini album is just gorgeous. What a perfect use of By the Sea!


See these pages by Lexi Karamel on Ning

Are you a member of our Ning page? We hope you join and share your gorgeous projects!

Share on our Ning Page Today!

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

February 23, 2015

Layouts for your Lovely Monday

A Dream

It' a wonderful day for layouts! Today, G45 Ambassador Jane Tregenza and DT member Romy Veul have gorgeous layouts for you today using Raining Cats & Dogs and An ABC Primer. It will be a wonderful Monday!

Also, we have a new blog contest this week! So, stay until the end of the blog to read all about it and enter today!

Jane Tregenza is a layout master! Enjoy her description of this gorgeous layout:

"I love mixing my Graphic 45 collections up and seeing what I can come up with. This layout is one I designed for a class I was teaching. I wanted to do a monochromatic layout, only using cream and black as a colour palate. I used papers from three different collections to get the right black and cream combination. I love layering all my papers together; I   just add lots of black matts between the different layers of Graphic 45’s print papers to make it all work. Once I have the layout foundation done, it’s just a case of choosing a theme for the page, a photo, the title and embellishments. I never have a photo in mind when I start my layouts. I choose a selection of Graphic 45 papers and just start cutting. It is always a bit of a surprise to see how it looks at the end." ~Jane

"A Dream Is a Wish your Heart Makes" layout by Jane Tregenza. Amazing use of various Graphic 45 collections! #graphic45

"A Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes" layout by Jane Tregenza #graphic45

Supply List

1 ½ x Style 4500819
1x Pitter-patter 4500966
1x Playful Pals 4500964
½ x Jabberwocky
2 ½ x Black Cardstock
2x White Cardstock
1x IDP0106 “A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes”
1x IDDD0005 Denise’s Chipboard Flourish
8x Black Photo Corners
Assorted Metals, Flowers, Ribbons and Brads from Seriously Scrapbooking

Next, Romy shows off adorable pictures with An ABC Primer and clever layering. Love this gorgeous layout!

"An ABC Primer is one of my all time favourite collections from Graphic 45. I just love the traditional vintage colours and the beautiful patterns with adorable school girls and boys. I decided to use this collection to scrap my favourite photo of my nieces Elise and Naomi. " ~Romy

Celebrate childhood memories with this An ABC Primer layout by Romy Veul #Graphic45

Layer the smaller imagery of An ABC Primer to make a dynamic layout! By: Romy Veul #graphic45

An ABC Primer layout by the amazing Romy Veul #graphic45


Supply List:

An ABC Primer Deluxe Collector’s Edition Kit

Now, who wants to win some vintage G45? These two collections are retired collections, we found a few hiding in our office, and we thought our G45ers deserved to win these! So, enter below and we'll announce the winner on Friday here on the blog:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks for joining us for beautiful layouts and great inspiration! We hope this kickstarts the week with 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

February 20, 2015

A Friday Full of G45 Cards


Woo hoo, it's Friday! Are you excited for the weekend? We are going to send you off with some gorgeous cards to get you excited for a creative weekend. Miranda Edney and Ginny Nemchak share some absolutely beautiful cards today and you will love them!

Let's announce our winner from this week's Good ol' Sport giveaway! Our randomly chosen winner is...

-Kathleen Dedrick

Congratulations, Kathleen! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Thanks to everyone who took part!

Now, let's get to some beautiful cards! Miranda created this amazing Once Upon a Springtime shadowbox card. It's a magical fairy land. Love this! She even provides a video tutorial so you can make your own.

Check out the video tutorial for this great Once Upon a Springtime shadowbox card by Miranda Edney! #graphic45


Miranda's Video Tutorial

This is one stunning shadowbox Once Upon a Springtime card that you can also create with Miranda's video tutorial! #graphic45

The inside of this card is simply stunning. What a precious card to receive in the mail! By: Miranda Edney using G45 Once Upon a Springtime #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45 Papers
Once Upon A Springtime Deluxe Collectors Edition
Graphic 45 Staples
Antique Metal Door Pull
Ornate Metal Keyholes
Ingvild Bolme Resins
Wooden Chandelier
WOC flowers

Next, Ginny Nemchak shares this amazing card using our new Home Sweet Home. Her flowers and layers are always stunning, and this one is no exception. Wow!

"Where thou art, that is home." Home Sweet Home card by Ginny Nemchak #graphic45

Buttons, florals, and more on this gorgeous Home Sweet Home card by Ginny #graphic45

So much beautiful texture on this Home Sweet Home card by Ginny! #graphic45

Check out the cover of this gorgeous Home Sweet Home card by Ginny! #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home~Granny’s Quilt
Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home~Garden Fresh
Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home~Apple Pie
Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home~Country Life
Tim Holtz Distress Ink~Gathered Twigs
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Glittery Photo Corners
Vintage Buttons

Do you live in and around Portland, OR? Below you can get details about a great event next week from Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Conventions on February 27-28, 2015. We sponsored this fun event and everyone gets a swag bag worth $50 that includes G45 goodies! There will be shopping, learning, and cropping - so join in the fun!

Check Out More Details Here!



Thanks for joining us today, we hope you had fun getting card inspiration. Thanks to Miranda and Ginny for sharing their awesome ideas! Have a wonderful, crafty weekend.

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

February 16, 2015

Amazing Graphic 45 Altered Art


Welcome to the blog this beautiful Monday! We hope you had a lovely Valentine's weekend. Today, we are going to spice up your Monday with fantastic altered art. Nichola Battilana and Keri Sallee will leave you so inspired. You will love these two projects. 

We also have a new contest this week, so stay until the blog to enter our great new giveaway!

First, Nichola amazes with a Couture altered wagon. It's a Couture caravan! This is so innovative and fantastic, you will adore it!

"This little piece is inspired by beautifully crafted “vardo”, traditional Romani wagons. The roof and base were cut from Couture’s Stunning using the largest die from Spellbinders Shapeabilites ‘Bow Elegance’. The body of the wagon is a simply a box with a curved top created with ‘Gorgeous’ with panels of ‘Classy’ layered on top. It’s the addition of LOADS of Graphic 45 staples that really pull this piece together, giving it elegant little details throughout." ~Nichola

A Couture altered wagon by the incredible Nichola! Innovative, imaginative, and gorgeous altered art with Graphic 45


Innovative altered art with Couture. So gorgeous, love the symmetry. By Nichola Battilana using Graphic 45 Couture

Couture caravan by Nichola Battilana! Wow!

Supply List

Graphic 45 Staples
> Shabby Chic Door Pull
> Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key Holes
> Door Knockers
> Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads
> Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keys
Spellbinders Shapeabilites ‘Bow Elegance’ s6-017
Tim Holtz Thinlits Mini Labels Die Set
Wooden craft wheels
White Foam Stamen*
Dried flowers
Bamboo skewers

Keri made this gorgeous altered Mixed Media box using An ABC Primer - we are in love! Take it away, Keri:

"When I found out I got to do a G45 box with the newly rereleased 'ABC Primer' I knew immediately I wanted to use the G45 Mixed Media box in Black to resemble a blackboard from all our school days.

I had fun fussy cutting lots of fun school images from the 'ABC Primer' collection and collaging them with lots of fun flowers.

For my album, I used an origami technique known as a 'dragon fold' or you might have also heard it called an 'exploding album.' The base for the album is simply made using 3 12x12 sheets of paper." ~Keri

An ABC Primer Mixed Media Box by the wonderful Keri! Inspired by school days of yore #graphic45

G45_CHA15_ABC Primer_G45 Box_Full Image

School Days mixed media masterpiece by Keri Sallee using Graphic 45 An ABC Primer

G45_CHA15_ABC Primer_G45 Box_Full Image

Capture Life's Moments with this great dragon fold mini album using Grpahic 45 An ABC Primer by Keri Salee

A dragon fold mini album is a grand surprise in this gorgeous An ABC Primer mixed media box by Keri #graphic45

G45_CHA15_ABC Primer_G45 Box_Full Image

What a fun technique - a dragon fold mini album! By: Keri Sallee using Graphic 45 An ABC Primer

Supply List


G45 5x5 Mixed Media Box-Black
G45 Stamped Metal Brads
G45 ABC Primer 12x12 Paper
Calico Cut-Apart
Bedtime Stories
Alphabet Soup
School Days
Games and Playtime
An ABC Primer
1-2 Buckle My Shoe
Building Blocks
Jumping Joan
Happy Go-Lucky

Other Supplies:
Petaloo International
Prima Marketing
Paper Studio

Who wants to win a $41 prize pack full of Good ol' Sport goodies? You? Great! We will announce the winner here on the blog on Friday. Take part right here:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks for joining us today! We hope you have a fabulous week. Thanks to Nichola and Keri for inspiring our Monday!

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 

February 14, 2015

Take the Graphic 45 February Challenge!

Want to get organized and make your organization beautiful? Take our Graphic 45 February Challenge!


Upload your Submissions to our Facebook Page

Get inspiration from our Creative Organization Pinterest Board!


Follow Graphic 45®'s board Graphic 45 Creative Organization on Pinterest.

Happy Organizing,

Graphic 45

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