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September 29, 2014

The Graphic 45 Ning Gallery Highlights!

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Happy Monday and welcome to the blog, G45ers! We're so glad you joined us this beautiful morning. Today, we are sharing beautiful projects from you from our Ning gallery. We love seeing all the beautiful work that is shared on this community gallery. Are you a member of our Ning? Join today, we would love to see your creations with Graphic 45! We will be sharing five absolutely fabulous projects this fine day that will leave you excited for another week to create.

We also have a very exciting blog contest today! Who wants to win this $35 prize pack of Good ol' Sport product? Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to win. Fun!

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We are so excited to share work from YOU today! We can't wait to see your work there.

Share in our Ning Gallery!

First, we have this beautiful tea set by Jennifer Guy Elby. Jennifer used a kit from SVG Cuts to make this beauty and the brilliant Botanical Tea! How absolutely perfect. A great addition to any tea party.

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Botanical Tea Set by Jennifer Guy Eby

This Raining Cats & Dogs mini album by Maggi Harding is just absolutely stunning. We love her layering, her cover details, and all the beautiful floral embellishments she used. Maggi is a wonderful designer and we are in love with this project!

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Raining Cats & Dogs Mini by Maggi Harding

 Here's another project with Raining Cats & Dogs by Melissa Merritt. There is also a brilliant mini album inside. She used our new Mixed Media Box in black to make this beauty and it's the perfect shadowbox and mini to show off your furry friends!

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Raining Cats & Dogs Mixed Media Box by Melissa Merritt

Erica Houghton shows off our Twelve Days of Christmas collection with this perfect "Peace on Earth" card. The flower detail on this is absolutely breathtaking.

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Twelve Days of Christmas "Peace on Earth" card by Erica Houghton

Finally, we have a beautiful altered Secret Grden box by Kathy Dedrick. We love her fussy cut photo on this lovely project.

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Secret Garden Altered Box by Kathy Dedrick

 

Thank you to all of you who share on our Ning gallery on a regular basis. We are so inspired by your work. And many thanks to the five designers we shared today! Their work is incredible. Join our Ning community today!

Loving our Ning Community,

Graphic 45

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

 

 

September 26, 2014

Altered Art for All!

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Happy Friday, everyone! We hope you've had an excellent week. We have so enjoyed the beautiful creations this week, and we are continuining with the inspiration today. Solange Marques and Yumi Muraeda have two absolute beauties to share today with By the Sea and Botanical Tea. It's a gorgeous day for some altered art!

But first, who won the contest this week? Our randomly chosen winner is....

-Debra 'Shock' Meyer: Love your Fall stuff! the colors are awesome, the purples so deep, the oranges so pure!

Congratulations, Debra! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. You won the $28 prize pack below. Thanks to everyone who took part this week!

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First, we have stunning By the Sea configuration box from Solange. Take it away, Solange!

"I love projects with marine motifs because when I think of sand, sea, shells, I remember textures and I'm just crazy about them. So I thought about making a box configuration with a lot of texture and adding elements like shells, fishing nets along with the beautiful By the Sea collection." ~Solange

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Supplies List:

By the Sea 12x12 papers: By the Sea, Beachcomber, Set Sail, Splash, My Anchor, Pier 45,
Gathering Shells, Sand and Surf
By the Sea chipboard
By the Sea stickers
Therm-o-web Supertape, icraft adhesive, Foam Squares and Foam Strips .
Others: Acrylic Gesso, Fiber Paste, Crackle Paste, Opaque Flakes, Resine Sand, Natural Sand, spray inks.

Now, we have the most gorgeous altered Botanical Tea birdhouse by Yumi with tags to keep photos and thoughts. She even has a tutorial so you can make your own!

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Yumi's Botanical Tea Birdhouse Video Tutorial


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Download the Botanical Tea Bird House PDF

 Supply List

 3L E-Z Runner
3L Dodz Medium
3L Thin 3D Foam Squares
3L FOAM GARDEN SHAPES
SUPERTAPE 1/4’
ATC Book Boxes
Botanical Tea 8’pad
Botanical Tea Cardstock Stickers
Botanical Tea Alphabet Stickers
Botanical Tea Chipboard tags 2
Botanical Tea Cardstock Banners
Artist Trading Tags
Acrylic board
Limestones
Ribbon
MARTHA STEWART Glitters

Thank you for joining us this lovely Friday. We hope you have a wonderful and creative weekend!

Wishing you a Creative Weekend,

Graphic 45

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

September 25, 2014

The Spell of the Beautiful Sea

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"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever."
    ~Jacques Yves Coustea

Just because it's autumn here in the Northern Hemisphere doesn't mean that we don't long for the escape of the beautiful sea! The majesty and beauty of the ocean is a constant call for us, and that is a year-round love. Today, we have beautiful creations made by Nadya Lifa and Keri Sallee to store the treasures we find at the ocean, and to store the precious memories. It's going to be a beautiful day here on the blog!

Don't forget our contest this week! This brilliant $28 prize pack with some of our older Halloween collections is up for grabs. Just comment here on the blog or on Facebook to enter. We will announce the winner tomorrow here on the blog on September 26.

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First, we have this amazing By the Sea treasure box by Nadya made with our Book Box Staples. Take it away, Nadya!

"Do you like a stones? Do you like walking on the beach, feeling the breeze and looking at the seafood? Stones, seashells, sand - all part of the sensations that we are taking currently. And sometimes there is a beautiful stone and want to take it with yourself! When I lived near the sea, often found rocks similar to heart, I collected them and kept them in a big box. I think it's a good sign - a stone-heart, do you think? I like to bring memorabilia from the sea and I want to keep them in a Box for Stones! It seems you also find that  put in  that box!)) And this By The Sea Collection is absolutely Perfect to do some Sea-Projects including the albums, miniks, project life, cards and other projects."~Nadya

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Check out How to Decor Sea Book Box for the Stones by Nadya Tana Lifa on Snapguide.  

Nadya's Snapguide Tutorial


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Supply List

Graphic 45 By the Sea 8x8 Pad
Graphic 45 By the Sea Chipboard
Graphic 45  By the Sea Stickers
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key Holes
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Shabby Chic Door Pull
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads
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Bottles
Acrilyc drops
Shells
Glossy Accent Ranger
Ranger Ink Pads
Glue

Now, we love this set of memory-keeping from Keri! This has a great album idea for those beautiful photos. Great idea!

"I was so excited when I found this little distressed crate on clearance at Hobby Lobby for only $2.60. I KNEW I wanted to use it with Graphic 45’s 'By the Sea' collection to make a beach memory chest.


I added loads of goodies to the outside, including seashells that I brought back from Tybee Island in Georgia. I added Graphic 45 Antique Metal Door Pulls to the sides and the top.

The inside contains more shells (because we all bring home a ton, right!?) I also decorated a bottle with more 'By the Sea' to hold a sand souvenir and made an envelope album with plenty of room for journaling all my vacation stories and hold loads of pictures." ~Keri

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Supply List

Graphic 45 “By The Sea” 8x8 Paper
Set Sail
Sand and Surf
Pier 45
Graphic 45 “By the Sea” Chipboard 1
Graphic 45 “By the Sea” Cardstock Stickers
Graphic 45  Antique Metal Door Pulls
Paper Studio Kraft Envelopes
Distressed Crate-Hobby Lobby
Bottle-Canvas Corp
Shells-BEACH!

Thank you for joining us today. We hope you're inspired to take a papercrafting trip to the sea. There, it's always warm, wonderful, and filled with creativity!

Happy Papercrafting,

Graphic 45

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

September 22, 2014

Perfect Projects from our Pet-loving Graphic 45 Designers

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Today, we're celebrating our beautiful pets with our new collection Raining Cats & Dogs which is now in stores! We have two amazing ideas. Perfect for the home, or for a gift for your favorite pet lover. You are going to love the projects from Jim, The Gentleman Crafter and Denise Johnson today. Let's celebrate our pets!

Today, in the Northern Hemisphere, we celebrate the first day of autumn! In honor we have this super fun $28 prize pack of Steampunk Spells and Happy Haunting. How great is this! Perfect for all your autumn projects. Just comment here on the blog or on Facebook page to enter to win. We will announce the winner on Friday, September 26 here on the blog. Have fun and comment away!

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First, we have this brilliant home decor idea from Jim, The Gentleman Crafter. A leash holder for your precious pooch! We love this great idea. What a great gift idea this would be as well.

"A fast and easy project that can be placed next to the door to grab the leash on the way out for a walk. The frame hold a special picture of your love baby!" ~Jim

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Supply List:

Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs Paper Collection
Graphic 45 Metal Door Plate and Handle
Graphic 45 Stamped Metal Brads
(1) 14-inch Wooden Plaque (Craft Store-Wood Section)
Acetate or Acrylic
White Paint or Gesso
Black Craft Paint
Candle

Now, you have to love this treat box from Denise Johnson. What a great idea for your special treats for your beloved furry family member. Amazing!

"Create this fun gift set for your favorite dog OR cat lover!

Using the delightful, multipurpose paper patterns for the base pieces makes this set easily adaptable. Craft the treat box, mini scrapbook and gift card holder, then add either cat or dog chipboard and sticker embellishments accordingly. You can further customize and personalize pieces using the fun selection of ABC stickers to add recipients names." ~Denise Johnson

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Supply List

Staples Book Box
3 Staples Kraft Tags (included in book box)
Staples metal brads (2)
Raining Cats & Dogs pieces:
Flowers- 4500977
ABC Cardstock Stickers- 4500975
Chipboard- 4500972
12x12 paper:
Cats Meow- 4500957
Mr Whiskers- 4500962
Playful Pals- 4500964
Pitter Patter- 4500966
Other supplies:
Ribbon
Mini brads
Corner rounder
Distress ink & tool
Dog treats (or cat treats)
Gift card

Happy first day of autumn to our friends today! Thanks for joining us for these wonderful projects from Jim and Denise. We're so grateful they shared these fun ideas with us. Have a great Monday, G45ers!

Loving our Pets,

Graphic 45

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

September 20, 2014

Take the Graphic 45 September Challenge!

Take the Graphic 45 September Challenge! One lucky winner will win a $75 prize pack of Graphic 45 prizes. Just read the instructions below, and take part today!

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Download the Come Away with Me Book Box & Tag Album Project Sheet


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Upload your Submissions to our Facebook Page

Have fun taking part and happy papercrafting!

 

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