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September 01, 2014

A Layout-Filled Labor Day

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Happy Labor Day to our G45ers celebrating today! We are sharing wonderful layouts today. Andrew Roberts and Annette Green have created some amazing layouts that will make your Monday.

There's also a new blog contest this week! Want to win a Good ol' Sport $35 prize pack? Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page and you could be our randomly chosen winner. We will announce that winner on Friday, September 5 here on the blog. Have fun!

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Andrew shows us how much character, fun, and amazing layering a pocket scrapbooking layout can be! His kids are the cutest, and we love this layout.

"The inspiration for this pocket scrapping was the masculine nature of the good ol sport collection. It works so well with any masculine project and the wonderful coordinated elements in every collection lend themselves perfectly to the pocket scrapping style.

TIP: Graphic 45 chipboard elements make great pockets and use the sticker tags and cut apart papers to create photo mounts and journalling spots." ~Andrew

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Check out How to Create a Graphic 45 Good Ol Sport Pocket Page by Andrew Roberts on Snapguide.  

Andrew's Snapguide Tutorial


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Supply List

Graphic 45 Good Ol Sport 6 x 6 Patterns and Solids
Graphic 45 Good Ol Sport 8 x 8 patterned paper pad
Graphic 45 Good Ol Sport Tags and Pockets
Graphic 45 Good Ol Sport  Banners
Graphic 45 Good Ol Sport Alphabet Cardstock Stickers
Graphic 45 Good Ol Sport Chipboard 2
Graphic 45 Good Ol Sport 12 x 12 patterned papers
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: Champion
Burnt Orange Cardstock
Navy Blue Cardstock
Green Cardstock
Tim Holtz Chipped Sapphire Distress ink
Becky higgins Pocket page Design H

Annette has the most beautiful dog that we all love here at Graphic 45 - the beautiful Suki! Annette shares her fur baby on this awesome Raining Cats & Dogs layout.

"I was beyond thrilled when I saw the Raining Cats & Dogs collection! A big dog-lover, it made me so happy and I couldn’t wait to get started on some projects. I often create layouts of our sweet Sheltie, Suki, so that’s exactly what I did first. I think of Suki as a member of the family, and I also happen to think she’s the most beautiful dog on the planet, so I love taking photos of her and sharing them. I also send thank-you cards to the staff where Suki stays when we go out of town with a photo of her included. They seem to enjoy getting the cards, so you can imagine how they’re going to LOVE future cards made with Raining Cats & Dogs!" ~Annette

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Supply List

Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs 12 x 12 papers:
“Raining Cats & Dogs” signature page
“Cats Meow”
“Well Bred”
“Playful Pals”
“Puppy Love"
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Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs Banners
Graphic 45 Staples Metal Brads (3)
May Arts black-checked ribbon
Petaloo lace
Core-dinations Signature Series cardstock for Graphic 45:
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Venetian Lace

Thanks for joining us this Labor Day filled with layouts. We hope you've had some time to get into the craft room this past weekend. Enjoy your day!

Happy Papercrafting,

Graphic 45

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

August 29, 2014

Graphic 45 Ning Gallery Highlights!

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We love our talented designers who share on our Ning page. There are pages of inspiration on this great site. Today, we will be sharing five projects from our Ning gallery. It's a day to celebrate the wonderful work of our G45ers!

Who won this week's contest? Our randomly chosen winner from our Facebook comments is....

-Linda Lechnir Chidster: Would LOVE to WIN the "Time to Celebrate" ! ! !
Beautiful Collection as ALWAYS!

Congratulations, Linda! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Thanks to everyone who took part, we look forward to another fun giveaway next week!

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Share on our Ning Page!

Elena Astafeva made this beautiful Little Darlings album. The layering and distressed edges are just perfect. And those embellishments are just the perfect addition! Amazing creation.

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Natticha Anderson made this fun Steampunk Spells Halloween album for 2014. We love the glitter and the spiderwebs she created. How perfect for those Halloween pictures!


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Amy Kluchesky is a talented designer who makes brilliant cards and layouts. We adore this An ABC Primer layout perfect for Back-to-School! Perfect sentiment and photo as well.


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It's the perfect season to start pulling out those Halloween papers. Another great Steampunk Spells album with great pockets by Beatriz Gonzalez Perez.


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Finally, we have a beautiful Come Away with Me album by Alagaina Scrap. Absolutely awesome pages for those travel photos!


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Many thanks to our G45ers who faithfully share their projects on our Ning page. We love seeing how our G45ers make the paper collections and Staples come alive! Have a wonderful weekend and visit our Ning page for fun inspiration.

Happy Ning-sharing,

Graphic 45

 

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

August 28, 2014

Fill your Thursday with Beautiful Cards!

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It's a fantastic day for cardmaking! We have three beauties to share with you. Keri Sallee has a beautiful Time to Celebrate card to share. Ginny Nemchak and Ginger Ropp share great cardmaking tips with their gorgeous cards today. Let's jump into our card-filled Thursday!

First, don't forget to take part in our blog contest this week. All you need to do is comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to win! We will announce our winner here on the blog tomorrow: Friday, August 29. Have fun!

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First, we have this gorgeous Time to Celebrate card from Keri. We love the amazing way this opens! What a perfect "Congratulations" card!

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Supply List

Time to Celebrate Papers
Time to Celebrate
Make a Wish
Party Perfect
Kraft Cardstock

Next, we see Ginny's method for making her incredible cards. She is one talented cardmaker, and this one is gorgeous!

 "I’ve created a mask from an old manilla folder with a 6 ½ x 5 inch rectangle cut from the center which is the card size I always make. When I begin to choose paper patterns for my cards I lay them out with the mask on top so I can view what the finished card would look like….then I can move the patterns around until I get it just the way I want before I even begin to cut the paper." ~Ginny

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Love the jingle bells and buttons on this card. So many great embellishments!


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Supply List

Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas Drummers Drumming
Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas Holly and Ivy
Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas Golden Rings
Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas Swans a Swimming
Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas Turtle Dove
Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas Banners
Black Cardstock
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Tim Holtz Walnut Distress Ink
Chipboard Frame
Dusty Attic Chipboard
Glitter Star
Painted Jingle Bells
Vintage Buttons
Chalkboard Sticker

Now, Ginger shows how foam or dimensional tape can add so much character to a card. Love this using our Times Nouveau Deluxe Collector's Edition!

"Whenever I want to lift up a large section of a card or layout to give my project dimension, I like to use craft fun foam and cut it to size. Just add strong adhesive like scor-tape to the fun  foam and adhere it to your project." ~Ginger

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Supply List

 

Graphic 45 Times Nouveau Classic Collection 12x12 Sitting Pretty
Black Cardstock
Red Cardstock
White Cardstock
Fun Foam Sheet
Maya Road Chuny Twine
May Arts Ivory Jute String
Button (stash)
CardzTv Stamp Set This & That
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Walnut Stain

What fantastic cards! Thanks to Keri, Ginny, and Ginger for sharing today. Do you have an event you need a card for in the upcoming days? Perhaps these ideas gave you some inspiration!

Happy Cardmaking,

Graphic 45

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

August 25, 2014

How to Make Beautiful G45 Projects with Few Supplies

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We love the beautiful ideas from our Design Team that don't use many products. It shows you that anyone wanting to craft can make it happen! Katie Zoey Ho shows you how to make adorable mini notebooks with just one piece of A4 printer paper and some Come Away with Me. Then, Lori Williams shares the most beautiful Come Away with Me card with some great tips on how to make a card pop.

But first, who wants to win this week? Just comment here on the blog or on Facebook to win this $35 prize pack of Time to Celebrate. Have fun and comment away!

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Katie shares such a great idea, take only one sheet of paper and create a mini notebook!

"A short & quick way to create these cute mini notebooks using a single sheet of A4 printer paper, everything in just 4 simple steps." ~Katie

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Come Away with Me Notebook Tutorial

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Step 1: Fold an A4 size printer paper into 16 parts. Cut across the paper as shown.

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Step 2: Gather and fold into a mini accordion book. Distress the edges if preferred.

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Step 3: Wrap around the book with kraft cardstock.


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Step 4: Embellish as follows.

 Back to School Mini Notebook Tutorial Supplies

 Kraft Cardstock
A4 Printer Paper
Come Away with Me 8” x 8” Paper Pad
Come Away with Me Patterns & Solids
Come Away with Me Journaling Chipboard

Lori shares the most beautiful layered Come Away with Me card. We love the ribbon she uses and her perfect embellishments using the stickers and chipboard. What a great use of dimensional tape to make few supplies stand out to make a memorable card!

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Supply List

Come Away with Me papers
Come Away with Me Stickers
Come Away with Me chipboard tags
Dimensional Tape

Thanks to everyone for joining us this fabulous Monday! Many thanks to Katie and Lori for their great ideas. Will you try their tutorial and tips? Have a great start to your week with some crafting!

Happy Monday,

Graphic 45

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

August 22, 2014

Take 5 Supplies and Create this Weekend!

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We put our Design Team to the challenge - create a project with just 5 items! We want to show you how beautiful, practical, and amazing a project can be with only 5 G45 supplies. What do you think? You should challenge yourself to only use 5 items to create with. See how far your imagination can take you! Nadya Lifa and Nichola Battilana will show you two amazing projects using 5 supplies! 

It's time to announce our blog winner! Our randomly chosen winner from our blog comments is...

-Katherine Buchanan: I just love your papers and other products! I would so love to win!

Congratulations, Katherine! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Thanks to everyone who took part in this week's contest. Join us next week for more fun giveaways!

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We are in love with this card. The color palette, Nadya's clever ideas with washi tape and our butterfly staples, and beautiful layering are just incredible. We can hardly believe she only used 5 G45 supplies! She even has a video tutorial so you can create your own.

"I love to make gifts for my husband, to give him greeting cards. But he, like all men does not favor a romantic style and the Shabby chic style, so I try to please him and make gifts in grunge style. My card about the relationship of people about how they feel, about love, full of power and romance. For decorative metal butterflies I used washi tape, that well rests on the metal and it is decorated beautifully. I also cut out a lot of decorative items from the paper shits from Typography Paper Pad. Graphic 45 paper always on the top! I love everything, that i create with this perfect paper, cause my ideas come true!" ~Nadya

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See Nadya's video Tutorial


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We are in love with the idea of covering our metal butterflies with washi tape. What a fun idea!


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5 Supply List:

Graphic 45 Typography 12x12 Pad
Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Key Holes

Graphic 45 Alphabet Sticker Staples

Graphic 45 Washi Tape

Graphic 45 Metal Butterflies
I used glue, tape, scissors, stationery knife, ruler, scor board.

If you follow Nichola's work, you know she is one incredible fussy cutter! Wow, her projects are filled with whimsical imagery often from her fussy cutting adventures. So, she used her 5 supplies to create something beautiful and functional - amazing! AND, there's a Snapguide tutorial. Fun, fun, fun.

"I simply can not sit and watch tv without doing something with my hands. I drag my tools and supplies to the couch and inevitably lose them between the cushions and under pillows. Even worse, my fussy cut bits fall into that abyss! So I’ve upcycled an unwanted tray into a fussy cutting buddy. It’s a simple recon, but results in something useful and pretty. Totally optional (but really very handy) is the addition of a scrabble tile holder set off to the side. It’s a simple solution to prevent my tools from rolling around the work surface while avoiding the creation of any additional corners or crevices for little bits to get stuck in.

I’ve used An Eerie Tale for my recon, but you can easily change up the Graphic 45 collection to suit your tastes. With coordinaing front and backs, picking two papers really gives you four paper options and makes mixing and matching pretty darned easy." ~Nichola

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Check out How to Upcycle a Fussy Cutting Tray by Nichola Battilana on Snapguide.  

5-Supply Fussy Cutting Tray Snapguide Tutorial


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Supply List:

An Eerie Tale  > Enchantment
An Eerie Tale  > Grand Illusion

Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads

Thrifted tray

Scrabble tile holder (optional)
Black acrylic paint
White tacky glue
Sandpaper
Black inkpad

Take 5 supplies and create time to create this weekend! This challenge is perfect if the crafting mojo is down, but you are looking to get crafty. Have a creative weekend, G45ers!

Happy Creating,

Graphic 45

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