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December 05, 2016

Holiday Envelope & Tag Trios with Graphic 45!

  St.Nicholas Christmas Envelope trio for Graphic 45, by Aneta Matuszewska, photo 8

Welcome to a new week on the blog! We are kicking it off with holiday trios that will make you want to rush to your craft table! Aneta Matuszewska and Joanne Bain have beautiful projects for us today.

Before we share the holiday treats, join us in reading a fabulous interview with the amazing Diane Schultz, Head Designer and Owner of Graphic 45! You will learn Graphic 45 history, get a look at a day in the life of Diane, and realize all the design and love that goes into a single sheet of G45 paper!

Diane Schultz of Graphic 45

Read the Scrapbook.com Diane Schultz Interview!

Now, bask in the glory of Aneta's festive holiday trio of decorated envelopes! You can apply so many treats in these gorgeous envelopes!

St.Nicholas Christmas Envelope trio for Graphic 45, by Aneta Matuszewska, photo 8

"Great way to send a warm Christmas wishes to your friends and family. Use Policy Envelopes, Square Tags, ATC craft tags and your favourite G45 Christmas collection and you are ready to go!"~ Aneta

St.Nicholas Christmas Envelope trio for Graphic 45, by Aneta Matuszewska, photo 8

St.Nicholas Christmas Envelope trio for Graphic 45, by Aneta Matuszewska, photo 8

St.Nicholas Christmas Envelope trio for Graphic 45, by Aneta Matuszewska, photo 8

Tip 1: DO NOT WORRY ABOUT HAVING YOUR PROJECT OUTSIDE OF YOUR ENVELOPE. USE SCRAPS OF PAPER FOR COVERING YOUR GLUE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE PROJECT.

St.Nicholas Christmas Envelope trio for Graphic 45, by Aneta Matuszewska, photo 8

  St.Nicholas Christmas Envelope trio for Graphic 45, by Aneta Matuszewska, photo 8

Tip 2: MORE LAYERS-MORE FUN!

St.Nicholas Christmas Envelope trio for Graphic 45, by Aneta Matuszewska, photo 8


St.Nicholas Christmas Envelope trio for Graphic 45, by Aneta Matuszewska, photo 8


St.Nicholas Christmas Envelope trio for Graphic 45, by Aneta Matuszewska, photo 8

 

St.Nicholas Christmas Envelope trio for Graphic 45, by Aneta Matuszewska, photo 8

St.Nicholas Christmas Envelope trio for Graphic 45, by Aneta Matuszewska, photo 8


St.Nicholas Christmas Envelope trio for Graphic 45, by Aneta Matuszewska, photo 8

Supply List

"St.Nicholas"- tags and pockets
“St.Nicholas” - Ephemera Cards
“St.Nicholas” - Decorative Chipboard
“St.Nicholas” - Journaling Chipboard
Graphic 45 Staples
Policy Envelopes-Square Red
Celebrate-ATC Kraft Tags
Square Tags-Kraft
Ornate Metal Key Holes
Adhesive
Xyron Adhesive tape runner
Scrapbook Adhesives -E-Z runner
 

Joanne shares three gorgeous tags that will brighten any handmade gift! Take a look:

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"I will be adding a special little touch to my gift giving this year with these gorgeous little gift tags. Each tag has been made with a backing of kraft cardstock topped by a little layering of fussy cut images from the St Nicholas papers. Each tag has a little pull out tab to add the name of the gift receiver and a super sweet handmade bow topped with a metal brad." ~Joanne

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Xmas-Gift-Tag-Trio,-St-Nicholas,-By-Joanne-Bain,-Product-by-Graphic-45,-Photo-3


Xmas-Gift-Tag-Trio,-St-Nicholas,-By-Joanne-Bain,-Product-by-Graphic-45,-Photo-3


Supply List

St Nicholas Collection - #4501404 Christmas Cheer Paper
#4501398 Bells & Bows Paper
#4501401 Be Jolly Paper
#4501414 St Nicholas Banners
#4500841 Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brad Staples

This week we are giving away an amazing prize pack full of St. Nicholas and Scrapbook Adhesives products! Look at all the wonderful products in this prize pack - wow! All you need to do to win is comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page! We will announce a winner here on the blog on Friday, so make sure to enter today!

St. Nicholas & Scrapbook Adhesives Graphic 45 Prize Pack!

Thank you for joining us today! We hope you have a fantastic rest of your day!

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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December 02, 2016

A Graphic 45 Holiday Card, Gift, & More!

  Graphic 45 St Nicholas Merry Christmas Card and Blessing Boxes - Petaloo and Xyron - Tutorial - Pam Bray - Photo 7_2092

We have more glorious holiday ideas today on the blog! We are also loving seeing your holiday ideas over on Facebook. So much inspiration! Today, Pam Bray and Nico Scrap share fabulous gifts with us! Take a look at Pam's card and gift box set:

Graphic 45 St Nicholas Merry Christmas Card and Blessing Boxes - Petaloo and Xyron - Tutorial - Pam Bray - Photo 7_2092

“Each year we give each of our family members a special ornament at Thanksgiving dinner. Each ornament has a small memory of what they experienced in that year; ie like two of our grandchildren became part of a swim team. This is a keepsake for each of them and allows them to have a fabulous time as they decorate their trees going through each of their special ornaments.” Pam

Graphic 45 St Nicholas Merry Christmas Card and Blessing Boxes - Petaloo and Xyron - Tutorial - Pam Bray - Photo 7_2092

 

Check out How to A Graphic 45 St Nicholas Merry Christmas Card by Pam Bray on Snapguide.

Graphic 45 St Nicholas Merry Christmas Card and Blessing Boxes - Petaloo and Xyron - Tutorial - Pam Bray - Photo 7_2092


Graphic 45 St Nicholas Merry Christmas Card and Blessing Boxes - Petaloo and Xyron - Tutorial - Pam Bray - Photo 7_2092

Tip: Distressing paper is a quick way to give paper an easy vintage feel to go with the decorative look of the designer papers.


Graphic 45 St Nicholas Merry Christmas Card and Blessing Boxes - Petaloo and Xyron - Tutorial - Pam Bray - Photo 7_2092


Graphic 45 St Nicholas Merry Christmas Card and Blessing Boxes - Petaloo and Xyron - Tutorial - Pam Bray - Photo 7_2092



Graphic 45 St Nicholas Merry Christmas Card and Blessing Boxes - Petaloo and Xyron - Tutorial - Pam Bray - Photo 7_2092

Tip: Small “blessing” boxes create a unique way to give those around you a small trinket, a special verse, a piece of jewelry or just about anything to let them know they are a “blessing” in you life.


Graphic 45 St Nicholas Merry Christmas Card and Blessing Boxes - Petaloo and Xyron - Tutorial - Pam Bray - Photo 7_2092



Graphic 45 St Nicholas Merry Christmas Card and Blessing Boxes - Petaloo and Xyron - Tutorial - Pam Bray - Photo 7_2092


Graphic 45 St Nicholas Merry Christmas Card and Blessing Boxes - Petaloo and Xyron - Tutorial - Pam Bray - Photo 7_2092


Graphic 45 St Nicholas Merry Christmas Card and Blessing Boxes - Petaloo and Xyron - Tutorial - Pam Bray - Photo 7_2092


Graphic 45 St Nicholas Merry Christmas Card and Blessing Boxes - Petaloo and Xyron - Tutorial - Pam Bray - Photo 7_2092


Supply List

Graphic 45 St Nicholas 8” x 8” Pattern Paper Pad
Graphic 45 St Nicholas 12” x 12” Pattern and Strips Paper Pad
Graphic 45 St Nicholas 6” x 6” Pattern and Strips Paper Pad
Graphic 45 St Nicholas Chipboard Die Cuts
Graphic 45 St Nicholas Journaling & Ephemera Card
Graphic 45 Stamped Metal Brads
Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Keys
Petaloo Sugar & Berries Cluster
Petaloo Mini Paper Poinsettia
Petaloo Red Crochet Lace Trim
Petaloo Chantilly Velvet Hydrangea
Petaloo Sugar Blooms x4
Xyron Creative Station
Xyron Permanent Adhesive
Xyron Permanent Adhesive Runner
Xyron Adhesive Dots
Sizzix Candy Box Die
Spellbinders Majestic Circles
1 ¼” Circle Punch
Tan Twine
Distress Tool
6” x 8” Kraft Card Base (12” x 8” Kraft Card Stock)

Now, Nico Scrap shares a glorious gift box surrounded by great sentiments and tags! What a fun idea!

Christmas present , Saint Nicholas collection, project by Nico Scrap, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

"You know, Christmas is just around the corner and we must be ready for this wonderful day! And I am! :) I have created for you today this special box, using four of the amazing kraft tags and the DIY paper which is perfect for super special presents! Are you ready for Christmas?" ~Nico Scrap

Christmas present , Saint Nicholas collection, project by Nico Scrap, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Christmas present , Saint Nicholas collection, project by Nico Scrap, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

Supply List

Saint Nicholas paper collection Graphic45
DIY paper rolls Graphic45
Tim Holtz die
distresser and distress tool
brown ink Graphic45
double sided tape
foam tape
Red Ribbon
Resin Frame
metal embellishments Scrapunlimited
flowers Petaloo

Let's see who won this week's blog contest! Our randomly chosen winner is...

-Sandy Lewis: How lovely! Thank you for a chance to win. Merry Christmas :)

Congratulations, Sandy! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Thanks to everyone who entered this week!

Instagram Scrapbook Adhesives blog hop prize

Thanks for joining us today for more holiday inspiration! We hope you have a restful and creative weekend in this bustling time of year!

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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November 28, 2016

Two Gorgeous Cards + 1 Tutorial with Graphic 45

  Mixed Media Christmas Card, St. Nicholas, by Elena Olinevich, Product by Graphic45, Photo_1

We are in full holiday swing here at Graphic 45! There are amazing holiday cards and techniques on the blog today from Elena Olinevich and Sandy Trefger. Let's take a look at these beautiful creations! First, check out this wonderful card by Elena:

Mixed Media Christmas Card, St. Nicholas, by Elena Olinevich, Product by Graphic45, Photo_1

"Sometimes it’s a good to get out of your comfort zone and to create something that you haven’t used to do before.

I guess creating your own background for such a traditional occasion as Christmas would be something that you can do if you want to make your own unique cards.

I decided to make a mixed media background for my classy card. So I started with a piece of watercolor paper, clear gesso and some mists.  So if you feel that you like more papercraft kind of cards you can skip the process of playing with the colors, and to create a traditional Christmas Card.

I also made a picture of how it can look without the paints.

But what you don’t need to skip is adding the glitter, as it makes your card to look more festive." ~Elena


Mixed Media Christmas Card, St. Nicholas, by Elena Olinevich, Product by Graphic45, Photo_1


Mixed Media Christmas Card, St. Nicholas, by Elena Olinevich, Product by Graphic45, Photo_1


Mixed Media Christmas Card, St. Nicholas, by Elena Olinevich, Product by Graphic45, Photo_1


Mixed Media Christmas Card, St. Nicholas, by Elena Olinevich, Product by Graphic45, Photo_1


Mixed Media Christmas Card, St. Nicholas, by Elena Olinevich, Product by Graphic45, Photo_1


Mixed Media Christmas Card, St. Nicholas, by Elena Olinevich, Product by Graphic45, Photo_1

Supply List

St. Nicholas 8*8 paper pad
St. Nicholas Banners
St. Nicholas Decorative Chipboard
Petaloo flowers
Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L
Spellbinders Die
Golden Cardstock
Prima Marketing Clear Gesso and Color Bloom Sprays

Sandy has a gorgeous project to share with us today! This is a gift in and of itself!

  Christmas Card and Box Envelope, St Nicholas, Off  to the Races, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 002

"Christmas is a wonderful time of the year. I love the reds and greens of the season along with the white of snow when we are lucky enough to have it plus the sparkle of gold.  To make this special Christmas card, I used those colors to inspire me and the beautiful Graphic 45 collections!  I used the lovely patterns of the Off to the Races collection to mat the different layers of the card and then added chipboard  and die cut pieces from the St Nicholas collection along with a gorgeous ribbon bow and floral pieces. I will be hand delivering this card to someone special this holiday season. Happy Crafting!" ~Sandy


Christmas Card and Box Envelope, St Nicholas, Off  to the Races, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 002


Christmas Card and Box Envelope, St Nicholas, Off  to the Races, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 002

 

Sandy's Card Video Tutorial


Christmas Card and Box Envelope, St Nicholas, Off  to the Races, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 002

Tip: When you are running low of Christmas papers or any of the smaller prints from the Graphic 45 Christmas collections, look to the other Graphic 45 collections.  You will find that there are many prints in complimentary colors that will work beautifully for a Christmas card as I did for this one by pulling patterns out of the Off to the Races collection.  All I had to add to give it that Christmas vibe were some chipboard and cardstock die cut pieces from the St. Nicholas collection.


Christmas Card and Box Envelope, St Nicholas, Off  to the Races, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 002


Christmas Card and Box Envelope, St Nicholas, Off  to the Races, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 002


Christmas Card and Box Envelope, St Nicholas, Off  to the Races, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 002

Supply List:

Graphic 45 Off to the Races 12x12 Patterns/Solid Paper
Graphic 45 Off to the Races 8x8 Paper Pad
Graphic 45 St. Nicholas Chipboard 1
Graphic 45 St. Nicholas Cardstock Die Cuts
White Cardstock
Cranberry Cardstock
Shape die for a frame
Merry Christmas word die
Clear embossing stamp pad
Gold embossing powder
Petaloo flowers & clusters
Gold glitter paste
Gold twine
Red 1.5” decorative satin ribbon
Red flat back gems or rhinestones

Now, let's announce last week's blog contest winner! Our randomly chosen winner is....

-Amy Davis Stites: Love the masculine paper! I would make a album for my son with it. The button is cute

Congratulations, Amy! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Thanks so much for entering! Now, take a look at this week's giveaway:

This week we are giving away a great prize pack with Scrapbook Adhesives products and some St. Nicholas goodies! All you have to do is comment here on the blog or on Facebook to enter. Have fun entering, G45ers! We'll announce a winner here on Friday.

Instagram Scrapbook Adhesives blog hop prize

Thanks for joining us for these gorgeous cards and a great new giveaway! We hope you have an awesome week!

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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November 21, 2016

Give Beauty with a Cafe Parisian Box + Card

Cafe Parisian Card and Box, Project by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 5 

Let's kick off the week with a beautiful gift set from Alexandra Morein! We love this bright and beautiful storage for macarons! Wouldn't this be a great host gift for Thanksgiving or to give as a Christmas gift? We love it! Let's see Alexandra's inspiration behind this great design:

Cafe Parisian Card and Box, Project by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 5

"Today I am sharing a little treat box for macaroons and a matching card, created with the new Café Parisian collection. I think this paper is absolutely great not only for making mini albums, embellishing recipe books and making other décor pieces, but it is also perfect for quick presents’ projects.

I created a box for holding 6 tiny macaroon cookies, cut out a window in the lid, covered the sides of the box and added several cut out images from the “Café Parisian”. It did not demand a ton of time or materials, but turned a tiny box into a beautiful item, which will warm the heart of the one getting it ☺ You add a card for a personal message and your heartfelt present is ready." ~Alexandra


Cafe Parisian Card and Box, Project by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 5



Cafe Parisian Card and Box, Project by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 5


Cafe Parisian Card and Box, Project by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 5


Cafe Parisian Card and Box, Project by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 5

Supply List

G45 Supply list:
Café Parisian 8X8
Café Parisian 6x6 Patterns & Solids Pad
Other Supplies:
PETALOO - BRIAR ROSE CANVAS FLOWERS - TEAL
I Am Roses Flowers
“Fantasy” Flowers dies
Go Kreate Dies
Spellbinders Die
Magnolia Dies

Now, let's announce who won our big prize from our blog hop last week! Our randomly chosen winner is....

-Sara Alford‎: Would love to win the package for November 18th. Have wanted a Xyron for some time now. The creations, especially by Maggi Harding, have always made me say WOW! Thank you for all the ideas that your Designers come up with. Got my fingers crossed.

Congratulations, Sara! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Thanks so much for entering!

But don't fret! We have a brand new awesome giveaway this week with $100+ of Graphic 45 goodies! We have a retired collection A Proper Gentleman up for grabs and the beloved An ABC Primer Deluxe Collector's Edition. These would be great to make some holiday gifts! To show our THANKS for being our G45ers in this week of American Thanksgiving, we wanted to give you a great prize pack to show our gratitude. All you need to do is comment here on the blog or on Facebook to win! We will announce a winner on Monday, November 28. Have fun entering and have a great week joining us here on the blog!

(1%2F1%2Fnot claimed) $100 An ABC Primer, Proper Gentleman, Mixed Media Album, Staples

Thanks to Alexandra for sharing her great ideas today. We hope you have a wonderful Monday!

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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November 14, 2016

The Petaloo, Xyron, and Graphic 45 Blog Hop: Holiday Home Decor Day 1

  St.Nicholas shadow box tutorial for Graphic 45, by Aneta Matuszewska, photo 6

We are so excited this week as we hop with Petaloo International Flowers and Xyron Adhesives! Today, we have stunning projects to kick off this great hop. Aneta Matuszewska and Einat Kessler kick off the hop with their awesome holiday decor ideas. Get ready for some serious inspiration through this coming Sunday!

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First, Aneta wows with this beautiful holiday shadowbox just perfect for the season! Take a look:

 

St.Nicholas shadow box tutorial for Graphic 45, by Aneta Matuszewska, photo 6

"Let’s take a look inside of St.Nicholas’s cabin. It’s warm and cozy and you can almost smell the christmas cookies. Just stop for the moment, close your eyes and enjoy the feeling.” Fun to make, step by step tutorial of a christmas home decor featuring Petaloo flowers and Xyron Adhesive." ~Aneta

St.Nicholas shadow box tutorial for Graphic 45, by Aneta Matuszewska, photo 6

Aneta's Video Tutorial

Tip: XYRON TAPE RUNNER ADHESIVE IS STRONG ENOUGH TO KEEP YOUR EMBELLISHMENTS IN PLACE.

St.Nicholas shadow box tutorial for Graphic 45, by Aneta Matuszewska, photo 6

St.Nicholas shadow box tutorial for Graphic 45, by Aneta Matuszewska, photo 6

Tip: TRY TO USE SOME NATURAL ELEMENTS FOR MORE REALISTIC LOOK.


St.Nicholas shadow box tutorial for Graphic 45, by Aneta Matuszewska, photo 6


St.Nicholas shadow box tutorial for Graphic 45, by Aneta Matuszewska, photo 6


St.Nicholas shadow box tutorial for Graphic 45, by Aneta Matuszewska, photo 6

Tip: BURLAP LEAVES, CHRISTMAS CONES AND BRANCHES FROM PETALOO ARE THE BEST CHOICE FOR THIS PROJECT.

St.Nicholas shadow box tutorial for Graphic 45, by Aneta Matuszewska, photo 6

St.Nicholas shadow box tutorial for Graphic 45, by Aneta Matuszewska, photo 6

Supply List

Paper:
"A Christmas Carol"
"St.Nicholas”
Tags and Pockets:
"St.Nicholas"
"A Christmas Carol"
G45 Staples:
Antique Metal Door Pull
Alpha Banner- red
Adhesive:
Xyron Adhesive tape runner
Flowers:
Petaloo International

Now, let Einat brighten your tree with a stunning ornament using Petaloo and Xyron! Absolutely awesome!

Christmas Ornament, St Nicholas, by Einat Kessler, product by Graphic 45, photo 1

"Create your own ornaments and keep them as family heirlooms. This ornament is really easy to make. Just cover a plastic ornament with flowers and paper images and add a little trim on the top! You can make a few of them with your kids too!" ~Einat


Christmas Ornament, St Nicholas, by Einat Kessler, product by Graphic 45, photo 1

Tip #1: Instead of using glue to attach the pieces to the ball use Xyron Sticker Maker. It will be faster and easier!


Christmas Ornament, St Nicholas, by Einat Kessler, product by Graphic 45, photo 1

Tip #2: Start covering the ball with the large flowers and paper images and them fill the holes with smaller images like leafs or smaller flowers.


Christmas Ornament, St Nicholas, by Einat Kessler, product by Graphic 45, photo 1


Christmas Ornament, St Nicholas, by Einat Kessler, product by Graphic 45, photo 1

Supply List

Papers: 8x8 St. Nicholas: Bells and Bows, Christmas Cheer, Season’s Greetings
Flowers: Petaloo
Lace Trim: Petaloo
Adhesive: Xyron – Mega Runner, Sticker Maker

This week we have such an exciting blog hop giveaway! We are giving away $150+ in prizes from Graphic 45, Petaloo, and Xyron. Wow! All you have to do is comment here on the blog or on Facebook to win. Also, make sure to hop to all the blogs to be entered! We will announce a winner next Monday, November 21, so you have until Sunday at 11:59 PM PST to enter. .

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The fun doesn't stop here! There's more great blogs to visit with awesome ideas. Hop along!

  It's the Xyron, Petaloo, and Graphic 45 Blog Hop!

Hop to:

Petaloo International Blog

Katie King's Blog with Xyron

Sharon Callis' Blog with Xyron

Thanks for joining us for this fun hop! We can't wait to read all your great comments. Have a great day, G45ers!

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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