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October 24, 2014

Two Tutorials for Halloween!

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Happy Friday, G45ers! Who's ready for Halloween? Are you getting your costumes together and the candy purchased? We have two amazing ideas today from Annette Green and Katie Zoey Ho for this fun holiday! They even provide tutorials so you can try them yourself.

Did you win this week's blog contest? Let's find out! Our randomly chosen winner is....

-Gina Marcel Hebert: I have become a serious G45 addict! God, I hope there is no cure! LOL

Congratulations, Gina! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your Come Away with Me prize pictured below. Thanks for everyone taking part this week. Join us next week for another blog giveaway - so fun!

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Let's start with Annette's amazing Mixed Media Box with a mini inside using An Eerie Tale! How amazing!

"I am in LOVE with the new Graphic 45 Mixed Media Boxes. Just the right size to create a fun project in one afternoon! I can’t seem to get enough of Halloween (it’s such a fun time of year) so I created this Eerie Tale Mixed Media box and mini album. Since our whole family dresses up every year, I’ll have plenty of photos to add to my mini, and the box will serve as a great seasonal decoration too."~Annette

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Check out How to Create a Halloween Mixed Media Box With Mini Album by Annette Green on Snapguide.  

Annette's An Eerie Tale Snapguide Tutorial


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Supply List

Graphic 45:
An Eerie Tale 8 x 8 paper collection
1 sheet of 12 x 12 “Run and Hide” (An Eerie Tale) for fussy cuts
An Eerie Tale Cardstock Stickers
5” x 5” Black Mixed Media Box
Metal label pull
Ornate metal key
Other:
Core-dinations Signature Series Cardstock for Graphic 45
Frog Prince charm
Chandelier charm
Hourglass charm
Petaloo flowers and leaves
Antique brass book ring
Die cuts and Cricut cuts

This is the most incredibly fun set of gift bags and cards from the brilliant Katie using Steampunk Spells! She provides a tutorial so you can make your own as well! Love these.

"Walk into a graveyard of tombs and meet great tomb-masters Miss Ima Fraid, Dr. Dreadful, Mr. Seymour Bones & Madame Macabre in this Halloween Tomb Party!!! Happening this 31st October...

Specially created for this Halloween Tomb Party, each tomb gift bag comes with an assigned tomb-master and coordinating card which can be used as an invitation. Invitees will be assigned accordingly to their respective tomb-master based on which invitation they’ve received… I’ve created templates for these tombs as well as a Snapguide Tutorial in how to create this gift set. Hope this will give you some ideas for this Halloween. Have fun crafting!!!" ~Katie

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Check out How to Make Tomb Party Gift Set by Katie Z. on Snapguide.  

Katie's Snapguide Tutorial


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Supply List

An Eerie Tale Papers (Captivating Characters, Run & Hide, Gone Batty)
An Eerie Tale 6” x 6” Patterns & Solids
An Eerie Tale Stickers
Steampunk Spells Papers (Clockworks)
Steampunk Spells 6” X 6” Patterns & Solids
Steampunk Spells Stickers
Steampunk Spells Cling Stamps 1 & 2
Core’dinations Signature Series Graphic 45 Dark (Photogenic)
Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Label Holders
Handmade Skeleton Hands & Crosses
Tim Holtz Alphas
Dried Reindeer Moss
Tissue Papers

We can't wait for Halloween! These projects got us even more in the mood for this fun holiday. Have a great weekend and we hope you'll have time to give these great tutorials a try!

Happy Papercrafting,

Graphic 45

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

October 23, 2014

Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Unique Inspiration from Graphic 45

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We have amazing ideas on the blog today. Laura Denison, Solange Marques, and Yumi Muraeda will leave you with incredible inspiration today. As many of you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Laura creates a meaningful and wonderful creation for this important month. Then, Solange and Yumi create beauties that will draw you to the craft table this Thursday.

Don't forget our $35 Come Away with Me giveaway this week! All you have to do is comment here on the blog or on Facebook page to win. We will announce the winner here on the blog tomorrow, Friday, October 24, 2014. So fun!

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Now, we have an incredibly meaningful creation from our amazing G45 Ambassador, Laura Denison. Read below to see the inspiration behind this gorgeous project. You could even win this project by donating to the Susan G Komen site Laura set up!

"October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Many of you have been directly touched by Breast cancer, either yourself, a family member or a close friend. This year, I decided to create a new project to honor those who have been touched by this disease.

I have always loved fairy tales. One of my favorites was The Princess and The Pea. This project, Pink Princess and the Pea, is a stack of 6 mattress boxes in a canopy bed frame. Each mattress box contains a “Tag-olio” to hold photos and journaling. This project seems to “fit” with the encouragement of self exams. The pea represents the lump some have found during a self exam. I can only image the panic of discovering that lump in your breast.

I have set a up a donation website through Susan G Komen Passionately Pink for a Cure program. who makes a donation on that webpage will be entered into a drawing to win the original project shown or one of 3 kits to make your own Pink Princess and the Pea. Thank you beyond measure to all who are willing to donate. 100% of the donations on this website go to the Susan G Komen Foundation, a leader in the charge against Breast Cancer. Through this site, you will receive a receipt for your donation and information about how your money aids in the fight against Breast Cancer. (The site is secure and no money passes through any one person’s hands.)

A huge thank you to Graphic 45 for posting this here on there blog!" ~Laura

Link to Laura's Breast Cancer Donation Site

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Supply List:

Graphic 45 Paper Collections
Come Away with Me
Botanical Tea
Time to Celebrate
Sweet Sentiments
Graphic 45 6 x 6 pads
Botanical Tea
Time to Celebrate
Secret Garden
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Stickers
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Tags and Pockets
Graphic 45 Staples Large Tags
Petaloo Flowers

Next, we have this stunning layout by the incredible Solange. We love her inspiration for this layout and the incredible result when she tried out this amazing idea from Pinterest.

"I love Pinterest, it's a great source of inspiration. When I found this image on Pinterest I pinned it immediately on my inspiration board. I am in love for butterflies and I fulled my canvas with them.

I used Botanical Tea collection to made this mixed media canvas that I called of 'Blue Butterflies.'"

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Supply List

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea patterned paper Botanical Tea
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea patterned paper Spring Duet
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea patterned paper Sweet Chamomile
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Cling Stamps 1
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Cling Stamps 2
Others: Acrylic gesso, Crackle Paste, Spray inks, ceramic stucco.

Now, we have the most beautiful Come Away with Me travel bag mini album by Yumi. She even shows you how to make your own! Amazing!

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Yumi's Come Away with Me Travel Bag Tutorial Video


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Supply list

Graphic 45 Come Away With Me 12’
1 Globetrotter
1 Pleasure Trip
1 Travel Odyssey
Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Key Holes
3L Creative photo conners

Wow, what a wonderful day here on the blog. Did Laura's creation touch your heart? Did Solange and Yumi leave you inspired? Please comment below to share your thoughts on today's inspiration!

Your Friends,

Graphic 45

 

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

October 20, 2014

Boo-tiful Projects for Halloween + 1 Autumn Tutorial!

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Happy Monday, G45ers! How are you this fine day? We have some exciting autumn projects for you to inspire your week. We know this is a fun time to fill your home with handmade treasures, so we have great ideas for you today from Donna Espiritu and Nichola Battilana. Nichola has a great tutorial to share as well. How fun!

How about a new contest today? We have this wonderful Come Away with Me prize pack worth $35 for you to win this week. All you have to do is comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to win! So fun!

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First, enjoy this boo-tiful piece of home decor by Donna using An Eerie Tale! Amazing!

"Simple halloween paper decor you can whip up in just minutes. I played around embellishing the word BOO using cutouts from a paper from An Eerie Tale. I made the stand out of thick folded strip of paper and adhered the word BOO on a piece of banner style background.Nice piece to add to your Halloween decors." ~Donna

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Supply List:
Graphic An Eerie Tale 45 8x8, 12x12 papers
Georgia Pacific cardstock (A4) - "Boo"
Stickles
Beacon Adhesives (glue)
Thermo-web adhesives (foam tape, dots)

Next, we have this beautiful door sign and tutorial from Nichola. She shows you how to use an assortment of Graphic 45 collections to make a stunning piece!

"I’ve used two different Graphic 45 collections for my fall “Welcome” door signs, Couture and 12 Day’s of Christmas. I really wanted to demonstrate the vercitility of Graphic 45’s designs and colour pallet and encourage you to think outside the box. Do not be bound by the ‘theme’ of a paper line! Don’t be afraid to pull out that Christmas paper in August." ~Nichola

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Here’s the process that I used to create my sign. Give it a try and add your own flair and style!

Step 1: Grab a suitable sign base and a background paper. I’ve used an inexpencive blank wooden frame and chosen 12 Days of Christmas Pear Tree as my background.

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Step 2: Using THIS simple crackle paint technique, I prepare my base and affix the paper to the frame. HINT: Coordinate the background paint to the main colour in the paper you are using.

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Step 3: Create this funny folded loop shape with a length of ribbon, holding it in place with small dabs of hot glue (or score tape). Make a second that is a mirrored image of this.

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Step 4: Apply the folded ribbon, along with two lengths for ‘tails’ to the front centre of your sign. This gives the illusion of a bow without the bulk of knots.

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Step 5: The ribbon ends will now be concealed by a large tag from 12 Days of Christmas Chipboard Die-cuts 2. You can add a focal piece atop on the diecut. Here I’ve added an ornate door handle.

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Step 6: Begin the embellishing! I’ve used 12 Days of Christmas Flowers to create some dimention and texture with some pretty blooms. HERE is a snapguide explaining how I assemble my flowers.

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Step 7: When my main flowers and embellishments are in place, I situate the “Welcome” scroll just where I want it.

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Step 8: With that in place I add my final embellishments, adding leaves, baubles and flowers from Petaloo.

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Step 9: I complete the piece with a length of jute twine affixed to the back for hanging.

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And here are the results using the same tutorial, but this time with the Couture collection:

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Supply List

For 12 Day’s of Christmas sign:

12 Day’s of Christmas Pear Tree
12 Days of Christmas Chipboard Die-cuts 2
12 Days of Christmas Flowers
For Couture sign:

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Couture Chipboard 1
Couture Flowers

Graphic 45 Staples door knob

Blank sign base
Acrylic paint
White school glue
Ribbon
Jute twine
Assorted Petaloo blooms

 

What great ideas from Donna and Nichola! Thanks for joining us this Monday, and we hope you have a creative week ahead!

 

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

October 18, 2014

Take the Graphic 45 October Challenge!

Take the Graphic 45 October Challenge! One randomly chosen winner will win a $75 prize pack. Have fun!

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Download the An Eerie Tale Tag Mini Album Project Sheet


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Upload your Submissions to our Facebook Page

Happy Papercrafting,

Graphic 45

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October 17, 2014

Altered Trunks with Graphic 45

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Thanks for joining us for Sneak Peeks this week, G45ers! Look for Time to Flourish in stores in early November. Now, we get to be inspired by our amazing Design Team today. Andrew Roberts and Solange Marques both made fabulous altered trunks using various Graphic 45 collections. Andrew even has a tutorial. You are going to love these fabulous ideas!

But, first! Let's announce our last set of Sneak Peek winners. Our randomly chosen winners are....

From the Blog:

-Laura Davidson: This is not a want this is a MUST HAVE...
absolutely gorgeous!!!!

-Samantha Reed: Love this collection...great for birthday cards. Will keep trying to win!!

From Facebook:

-Bethany Michelle Stockman: I gotta have the new collection NOW!!!

-Pam Bechtold: this is a beautiful collection

Congratulations, winners! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Thanks again to all who joined us for Sneak Peeks.

Now, let's get into the inspiration. Andrew shares his altered trunks first. Take it away, Andrew!

"Graphic 45 asked me to create travel themed project so I thought a mini trunk would be fun. I created my prototype using the “come away with me” collection. and a more feminine trunk using “botanical tea”. I also created a snap guide for this project so you can make you own personalised trunk from your favorite collection.   

Tip: To cover a constructed chipboard box symmetrical measurements are paramount to to success so when you cut your chipboard make sure you check measure before you cut." ~Andrew

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Check out How to Make a Graphic 45 Mini Trunk by Andrew Roberts on Snapguide.  

Andrew's Snapguide Tutorial


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Supply list : Come away with me version

Graphic 45 Come away with me 12x12 papers : come away with me

   : globetrotter

   : cosmopolitan

   : look out world

Graphic 45 Come away with me 6x6 patterns and solids

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Graphic 45 Come away with me cardstock stickers

Heavy weight chipboard

Medium weight chip board

Distress ink rusty hinge

Idea-ology grunge paper

Idea-ology long fasteners

Idea-ology hitch fasteners
Kaiser metal corners

Assorted metal findings

Supply list : Botanical Tea Version

Graphic 45 Botanical tea 12x12 papers : birds of a feather
: hello friend
: spring duet
: sweet chamomile
Graphic 45 Botanical tea 6x6 patterns and solids
Graphic 45 Botanical tea chipboard 1
Graphic 45 Botanical tea cardstock stickers
Graphic 45 Shabby chic door pulls
Heavy weight chipboard
Medium weight chip board
Distress ink peeled paint / walnut stain
Idea-ology grunge paper
Idea-ology long fasteners
Kaiser metal knobs / metal corners
Assorted metal findings

Next, we have this stunning altered Bohemian Bazaar antique trunk from Solange. What a great way to update a treasure!

"This little trunk was ugly and damaged, then I decided to alter it using Bohemian Bazaar Collection. This collection is very colorful and it gave a cheerful air to my trunk. For a better finish I used washi tape G45 and I completed my trunk with beautiful flowers from Bohemian Bazaar collection and and G45 metal butterflies." ~Solange

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Supply List

Bohemian Bazaar Graphic 45 Collection
8x8 paper pads:
Bohemian Bazaar
Mystical Masterpiece
Lap of Luxury
Vivid Splendor
Bohemian Bazaar Chipboard
Washi Tape Set
Stamped Metal Brads
Metal Butterflies

Many thanks to Andrew and Solange. What stunning altered art projects. Have a great weekend, G45ers!

Happy Papercrafting,

Graphic 45

 

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