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July 29, 2016

CREATE with DIY Craft Rolls!

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It's Friday and almost time for the weekend. We hope you take some time to CREATE this weekend! We have some great ideas using our DIY Craft Rolls and more from our Design Team. Kathy Clement and Joanne Bain have fabulous ideas for us today. 

First, Kathy shares a brilliant "Create" sign. This is one huge sign and Kathy made it absolutely beautiful!

"Three months ago, my husband and I moved from our big family home into a darling little 3 bedroom ranch home.  Since then, I’ve been very busy getting everything organized and decorated.  I needed a really large statement piece for my new studio, so when the DIY challenge was issued, I headed straight to the thrift store, knowing I wanted to find something I could alter and use as inspirational decor.

It was my lucky day, because not only did I find this big wall hanging, but it was so worn and  ugly, it had been marked down to half price!  It had great bones, and these awesome metal scrollwork pieces on either end so I snapped it up.


Once I got it home, I asked myself, “What were you thinking?”  This monstrosity was the largest DIY/Mixed Media project I’d ever tackled!  It measured over 3 feet long and 12 inches high!  Hey, I’m a cardmaker, remember?  But,  I got my Brave Boots out of the Closet of Shame and went to work.  A little DIY paper, a little Cityscapes paper, some paint and mists and flower dies and ...voila!  The absolute perfect statement piece for my new studio! 

Designer Tips

  • DIY paper is very easy to tear.  I knew I wanted torn edges, so I used the edge of a metal ruler as my tearing guide and tore one whole sheet of DIY paper into 4” squares.
  • Once the background is done, lay out the rest of your elements and arrange the composition before you glue anything down. Walk away for 10 minutes, then come back.  If you still like the way it looks, snap a photo with your cell phone so you will be able to remember the arrangement.  Technology is our friend!
  • Back the Alphabet Banners with contrasting designer paper, then trace around the insides with a black marker to make the letters pop." ~Kathy

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Kathy's Video Tour


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Create  Mixed Media Home Decor,  DIY Quotes and Newsprint, City Scapes by Kathy Clement Product By Graphic 45.Photo 1


Create  Mixed Media Home Decor,  DIY Quotes and Newsprint, City Scapes by Kathy Clement Product By Graphic 45.Photo 1


Create  Mixed Media Home Decor,  DIY Quotes and Newsprint, City Scapes by Kathy Clement Product By Graphic 45.Photo 1


Create  Mixed Media Home Decor,  DIY Quotes and Newsprint, City Scapes by Kathy Clement Product By Graphic 45.Photo 1


Create  Mixed Media Home Decor,  DIY Quotes and Newsprint, City Scapes by Kathy Clement Product By Graphic 45.Photo 1


Create  Mixed Media Home Decor,  DIY Quotes and Newsprint, City Scapes by Kathy Clement Product By Graphic 45.Photo 1


Create  Mixed Media Home Decor,  DIY Quotes and Newsprint, City Scapes by Kathy Clement Product By Graphic 45.Photo 1


Create  Mixed Media Home Decor,  DIY Quotes and Newsprint, City Scapes by Kathy Clement Product By Graphic 45.Photo 1


Create  Mixed Media Home Decor,  DIY Quotes and Newsprint, City Scapes by Kathy Clement Product By Graphic 45.Photo 1


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Create  Mixed Media Home Decor,  DIY Quotes and Newsprint, City Scapes by Kathy Clement Product By Graphic 45.Photo 1


Step-by-Step Process

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  1. Wash the surface of the canvas with a damp rag to remove any dust or debris.

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2. Paint the edges of the canvas with black chalkboard paint.

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3. Use a ruler to tear DIY Quotes and Newsprint paper into 4” squares.

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4. Use Matte Multi Medium to secure the torn paper squares to the canvas, overlapping edges and alternating patterns.  Tear smaller pieces of paper to fill in any gaps and to create a more organic look.  Seal the entire surface with matte multi medium.

Create Mixed Media Home Decor Step Out Photo, DIY Quotes and Newsprint, Cityscapes, by Kathy Clement. Product by Graphic 45 Photo 4a

Create Mixed Media Home Decor Step Out Photo, DIY Quotes and Newsprint, Cityscapes, by Kathy Clement. Product by Graphic 45 Photo 4b

5. Spritz the surface with Just Brown and Aquamarine Tattered Angels Mists.  Splatter ink onto the canvas by opening the cap and flicking the ink onto the surface. Heat dry each layer and repeat until you are satisfied with the appearance.

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6. Apply embossing paste through a stencil.  Let dry overnight.  Then apply Viva Decor Copper 3-D stamp paint through the stencil.

7. Paint the large chipboard clock with black chalkboard paint.  While paint is still wet, randomly sprinkle with Stampendous Aged Black Embossing Enamel.  Tip excess off onto paper or into a tray.  Heat emboss.  Glue into the center of the canvas.

8. Splatter canvas with Dylusions White Linen Spray.  Now the canvas is ready to be decorated.

Supply List

Graphic 45 DIY Quotes and Newsprint Paper 1 sheet
Graphic 45 Red Alphabet Banners
Graphic 45 12x12 Cityscapes
Cityscapes
Map of the Past
Passport to the World
Graphic 45  8x8 Cityscapes
Street of Dreams
Global Odyssey
Grand Tour
Cityscapes Chipboard 2
Cityscapes Ephemera Cards
Graphic 45 Metal Staples
Antique Metal Door Pull
Metal Brads
Metal Door Plates
Metal Clock Keys
Graphic 45 Decorative Tape
Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Skeleton Clock Chipboard
3 or 4 flower dies of your choice (I used Heartfelt Creations Delicate Asters, Vintage Florette, Classic Sunflower and Delightful Daisies)
Tattered Angels Mists
It’s Brown
Aquamarine
Black Chalkboard Paint
Tim Holtz Splatters Stencil
Dreamweaver Embossing Paste
Viva Decor Copper 3-D Stamp Paint
Vintaj Patina: Verdigris, Moss
Glossy Accents
Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive
Teal Czech Beads
Dylusions Ink White Linen Spray
Stampendous Aged Copper Embossing Enamel
Stampendous Marcasite Embossing Enamel
Jolee’s Boutique Vintage Pocket Watches
Natural Burlap String
Studio Matte Multi Medium
Hot Glue Gun, Heat Gun, Cutting Tools

Now, enjoy this great upcycling from Joanne! This is so gorgeous! The butterflies are amazing.

"For my upcycled project I chose to alter a box that would normally make its way to the bin. I cut the centre out of the box and replaced with clear acetate. I attached the bottom of the box to the acetate to make a solid bottom and then covered the top to create a lid that can be pulled off to get into the yummy lollies inside and best of all it can be reused. I also chose to go a little further and upcycled a Prima vine so that it coordinated perfectly with my box." ~Joanne

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Supply List

#4501291 DIY Craft Paper Curiosity Collage & Butterflies, #4500977 Raining Cats & Dogs Cardstock Die-cut Flowers, #4500422 Metal Brad Staples, #4501166 Bontanicabella Deluxe Collection Edition.
Other - Prima vine, lace, acetate.


Now, it's time to announce this week's blog giveaway winner! Our randomly chosen winner is....

-Sharon Smith‎I've been feeling creative lately. I'd like to win some new supplies. I've decided to purge some of my 20 year old materials.

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

(2) Communique DCE, Black ATC Banner, Metal Door Plates

What will you create this weekend, G45ers? Thanks so much for joining us this week! We'll see you Monday with lots more fabulous ideas!

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

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

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July 24, 2016

Take the Graphic 45 July Challenge: #DIYCraftRolls

Diy Craft Rolls Before and After!


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Take the July Challenge and find exciting ways to use our DIY Craft Rolls with some Upcycling. We can't wait to see your submissions!

Need extra inspiration? Check out this Large Policy Envelope Album by G45 DT alumni Ginger Ropp!

G45 Large Policy Envelope Mini Album

 

Ginger's Album Video

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July 18, 2016

Get Creative with Graphic 45 DIY Craft Rolls!

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 It's a great Monday for amazing upcycling ideas from our Design Team! Alexandra Morein and Sandy Trefger share amazing projects with us today. You will love what they do with our DIY Craft Rolls! Also, it's Monday, so we have a new blog contest, and it's an awesome one! So, make sure to stay until the end of the blog.

First, Alexandra shares 3 awesome ideas with our DIY Craft Rolls and old pieces around her house!

"This was my first time working with the DIY paper, but  I need to mention that I enjoyed it  a lot! The paper is thin and easy to work with, it is very compliant and gets easily into the corners or seems of anything you might be working on.

The colors and patterns are beautiful and perfectly match other Graphic 45 paper collections.

The three items that I want to share today are as follows:

  • An altered storage box
  • An upcycled candy tube
  • And upcycled tube from the cling wrap

You can find more details and a link to the video tutorial which I used for creating a kaleidoscope on my blog." ~Alexandra

DIY Craft Paper Roll, project by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

DIY Craft Paper Roll, project by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1



DIY Craft Paper Roll, project by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


DIY Craft Paper Roll, project by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


DIY Craft Paper Roll, project by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


DIY Craft Paper Roll, project by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1



DIY Craft Paper Roll, project by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


DIY Craft Paper Roll, project by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


DIY Craft Paper Roll, project by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


DIY Craft Paper Roll, project by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


DIY Craft Paper Roll, project by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


DIY Craft Paper Roll, project by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


DIY Craft Paper Roll, project by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


DIY Craft Paper Roll, project by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


DIY Craft Paper Roll, project by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

Supply List

DIY Craft Paper-Curiosity Collage & Butterflies
DIY Craft Paper-Architecture & Alphabet
DIY Craft Paper-Bicycles & Polka Dots
Clock Metal keys
Metal Door Pulls
ATC Red Policy Envelopes

Now, Sandy has a great project and video tutorial - A Ladies' Diary tea tray! Isn't this perfect?

"I love to shop at our local antique mall where you can find lots of things antique, vintage, gently used and lots of things for upcycling.  On a recent trip, I was excited to find the perfect picture frame with the glass not broken to upcycle into a tea tray.  Not only did I find the frame but I also found the ornate drawer pulls for the handles of the tray and an adorable teapot.  And all for less than $5.00! The Graphic 45 DIY Craft Paper was incredibly easy to use to decoupage the frame.  Now I have a beautiful tea serving tray that I can leave out on our coffee table or use to serve ice tea outside on a hot summer day here in Texas.  

Tip: I love fussy cutting images from paper but sometimes, especially with butterflies, it is hard to not cut away their antennae.  If this happens, simply take some black sewing thread and glue two short pieces on to the back of the butterfly where the antennae should be.  Trim the thread to the right length to have perfect butterfly antennae." ~Sandy

Before of Upcycled Picture Frame Tea Tray, Staples DIY Craft Paper Curiosity Collage Butterflies, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 6

Before of Upcycled Picture Frame Tea Tray, Staples DIY Craft Paper Curiosity Collage Butterflies, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 6

 

 

Sandy's Upcycling Video Tutorial


Before of Upcycled Picture Frame Tea Tray, Staples DIY Craft Paper Curiosity Collage Butterflies, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 6


Before of Upcycled Picture Frame Tea Tray, Staples DIY Craft Paper Curiosity Collage Butterflies, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 6


Before of Upcycled Picture Frame Tea Tray, Staples DIY Craft Paper Curiosity Collage Butterflies, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 6


Before of Upcycled Picture Frame Tea Tray, Staples DIY Craft Paper Curiosity Collage Butterflies, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 6

Supply List

Graphic 45 Staples DIY Craft Paper, Curiosity Collage & Butterflies
Graphic 45 12x12 Ladies Diary Deluxe Collection
Black Cardstock
Inkessentials Ranger Glue N’ Seal
Water Spritzer
White Glue
Glossy Accents
Ranger  Distress Ink, Gathered Twigs
Prima Flowers
Petaloo Flowers
Flower Dies & Shaping Tool
Pearls
Rhinestones
Black Sewing Thread for Butterfly Antennae
Large Picture Frame with Glass
Ornate Drawer Pulls & Screws

This week we are giving away $100 worth of product here on the blog! Love this prize pack full of An ABC Primer, A Proper Gentleman, and tons of great Graphic 45 Staples! All you have to do to win is comment here on the blog or on Facebook! We will announce a winner here on Friday. Have fun entering to win this great giveaway!

(1) $100 An ABC Primer, Proper Gentleman, Mixed Media Album, Staples

Thanks for joining us today! What will YOU upcycle? We can't wait to see!

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

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

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July 15, 2016

Graphic 45 Summer 2016 Sneak Peek Recap

New Summer 2016 collections from Graphic 45
We have had such a great week introducing our new collections to you, our amazing G45ers! We've been at Salt Lake City, Utah at the Sierra Pacific Crafts Mixed Media Show and have had so much fun in classes and in our booth and here on the blog with Sneak Peeks! Today, we want to remind you of all the great releases this summer. Make sure to check out the brand new booth photos and links to see all the new products with these fun collections - Cafe Parisian, St. Nicholas, Off to the Races, and Secret Garden, our newest Deluxe Collector's Edition!

Now, let's announce our Sneak Peek winners from yesterday who won our Secret Garden Deluxe Collector's Edition:

From the Blog:

-Susan Vogt: The Secret Garden is beautiful. Thanks for bringing it back.

-Marilyn Favreau: It's so great to see Secret Garden coming back! The new project ideas are wonderful!

From Facebook:

-Elma Pavelek: I love, love, love graphic 45 I make a lot of craft projects with this paper line great quality and price.

-Mark Glimski: Glad this collection is being reissued always liked it.

Congratulations, winners! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Thanks so much for all the awesome entries and all the excitement! Woo hoo!

Now, here's another look at Cafe Parisian! We love the blues and pinks of this great collection. And since it's dessert-themed - how can you go wrong??

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Many G45ers have been excited about our new 12x12 Patterns & Solids! Don't forget about this fun new product and ask your local scrapbook store all about it!

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See Cafe Parisian Sneak Peeks!

We all love the holidays here at Graphic 45, so we are excited to celebrate Kris Kringle with this gorgeous new collection St. Nicholas! Take a look back at all the great products with this. And YES, it has a 12x12 Patterns & Solids paper pad pictured below.

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Here are some fun photos of samples from St. Nicholas on display at the SPC Mixed Media Show from Diane Schultz's workshop!

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St. Nicholas samples from Diane Schultz' workshop! #graphic45

See all St. Nicholas Sneak Peeks!

Get ready for Derby day with this great new collection for all our horse lovers - Off to the Races!

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Here's another look at the 12x12 Patterns & Solids with this great collection.

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Enjoy these great projects straight from the Graphic 45 Booth!

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See all Off to the Races Sneak Peeks!

We love welcoming back retired collections. Enjoy the beautiful florals and pastels of the amazing Secret Garden Deluxe Collector's Edition!

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Secret Garden samples from the Sierra Pacific Mixed Media Show #graphic45

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See Secret Garden Sneak Peeks!

We've had the best week introducing these new products to you! Look for these great new collections in stores in late August. Also, join us next week for more inspiration on the blog from our Design Team!

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

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

July 14, 2016

Graphic 45 Sneak Peeks Day 4: Secret Garden, our Newest Deluxe Collector's Edition!

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Today, we introduce a much-requested re-release of Secret Garden! This Deluxe Collector's Edition is so exciting and we are honored to bring back this pack for our G45er fans!

Now, let's announce our winners of Off to the Races from yesterday's Sneak Peek giveaway!

From the Blog:

-Sydney Egan: I love the colors in this set.

-Danette Munn: So in love with is line. I can't wait to create with it!!!!

From Facebook:

-Karen L King: Love it! Can hardly wait!

-Sue Campbell Dixon: I have a fabulous idea for this paper. Really looking forward to the release.

Congratulations, winners! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Don't forget to enter today to win the Deluxe Collector's Edition of Secret Garden! All you have to do to enter is comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page. Have fun!

Now, let's get into the Sneak Peeks!

Unlock the door to inspiration and joy with Secret Garden, a bright Spring-inspired collection by Graphic 45. Take a journey into an enchanting land where sun-kissed flowers bloom and songbirds sing with delight. With Secret Garden all of your craft creations will flourish with elegance and dazzling vintage charm. Each splendid page of Secret Garden is a celebration of the renewal of Spring, bathed in the classic Graphic 45 pastel color pallet. Rosy pinks, fresh greens, sunshine yellows, heavenly violets, azure blues and delicate cream dance amid a myriad or graceful floral designs. This incredible Deluxe Collector’s Edition includes 12 beautiful double-sided papers, coordinating chipboard die-cuts, and a sticker set. With the Secret Garden collection from Graphic 45, everything will be coming up roses!

Secret Garden Signature Page

1 - The signature page of our newest Deluxe Collector's Edition, Secret Garden!

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2 - Springtime from of our newest Deluxe Collector's Edition, Secret Garden!

Leafy Treetops

3 - Leafy Treetops from our newest Deluxe Collector's Edition, Secret Garden!

Seed Fairy

4 - Seed Fairy  from our newest Deluxe Collector's Edition, Secret Garden!

Beautiful Blooms

-5 - Beautiful Blooms  from our newest Deluxe Collector's Edition, Secret Garden!

Sun Kissed

6- Sun Kissed  from our newest Deluxe Collector's Edition, Secret Garden!

Pretty Primrose

7 - Pretty Primrose  from our newest Deluxe Collector's Edition, Secret Garden!

Meadow Lark

8 - Meadow Lark,  from our newest Deluxe Collector's Edition, Secret Garden!

Posy Patch

9 - Posy Patch  from our newest Deluxe Collector's Edition, Secret Garden!

Coming Up Roses

10 - Coming Up Roses  from our newest Deluxe Collector's Edition, Secret Garden!

April Showers

11 - April Showers  from our newest Deluxe Collector's Edition, Secret Garden!

May Flowers

12 - May Flowers  from our newest Deluxe Collector's Edition, Secret Garden!

Deluxe Collector's Edition Pack (with Stickers, 2 double-sided papers, and chipboard!)

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Secret Garden Stickers

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Secret Garden Chipboard

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Today would not be complete without some samples from Diane's workshop! Take a look at these beautiful projects. The possibilities are truly endless with Secret Garden!

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 Are you excited that Secret Garden is back? Let us know what you will be creating in the comments below!

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

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

 

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