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June 22, 2015

The Cardmaking Magic and More or Mariusz Gierszewski

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We are so excited to welcome the Scrap Man, Mariusz Gierszewski to our Design Team! This talented young gentleman is such an asset to our team. You will fall in love with his cardmaking on the blog today. Each one is a perfect piece of art. We were so simply wowed by his clean, distinct style and we know you will adore him too, G45ers. Please give a warm G45 welcome to Mariusz!

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Mariusz Gierszewski

"My name is Mariusz Gierszewski and I come from Poland. I'm 24 years old and I'm young men which love papers, flowers and scissors. I live in a small village, Modrzejewo in north Poland. My passions are scrapbooking, and card making. I love nature because always inspire me to create new projects I like doing cards and albums, sometimes LO's and mixed media projects. I'm Prima Marketing Educator and i was designer in many different company. I'm very know in Poland and other countries in Europe.

I lead a lot of workshops. My favorite styles are vintage and shabby chic. Thank you so much that can will be one of part your team.

Best regards from Poland. "~Mariusz

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Mariusz created this amazing set of Time to Flourish cards. He has one for every month from March-June. These are so incredible! Perfect for your friends and loved ones with birthdays and special celebrations throughout the year. 

March Time to Flourish card by Mariuisz Gierszewski #graphic45


April Time to Flourish card by Mariuisz Gierszewski #graphic45

May Time to Flourish card by Mariuisz Gierszewski #graphic45


June Time to Flourish card by Mariuisz Gierszewski #graphic45

We also love this beautiful card with florals and butterflies and birds. A perfect spring and summer card!

Birds, florals, and butterflies on this Time to Flourish card by Mariuisz Gierszewski #graphic45

 Mariusz also created a stunning Gilded Lily wedding card. This is absolutely gorgeous!

Gilded Lily wedding card by Mariusz Gierszewski #graphic45


Gilded Lily wedding card by Mariusz Gierszewski #graphic45


Gilded Lily wedding card by Mariusz Gierszewski #graphic45


Gilded Lily wedding card by Mariusz Gierszewski #graphic45

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We are so honored to welcome Mariusz to our Design Team. Give him a warm welcome in the comments. Can't wait to see his work throughout this year!

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Thanks for joining us at the start of another week, G45ers. We hope it is a magical, creative, beautiful one!

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

 

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June 20, 2015

Take the Graphic 45 June Challenge!

June Challenge: It's Summer, Let's Party!

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June 08, 2015

A Fond Graphic 45 Farewell to Rhea Freitag

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Rhea Freitag is simply amazing. We are so inspired by her brilliant altered style. There is a gorgeous grunge to everything she creates. She makes magic with paint, metal, and alterable items and would always come up with the most incredible ideas. She had a propensity for stunning altered printer's trays. We love each and every one she made and will be highlighting some today as we take a look at Rhea's wonderful work. We are sharing 3 completely new projects and we will share just some of the incredible beauties she made.

First, we have this incredible Staples-inspired project from Rhea using our Washi Tape Set and Claw Feet Staples. Love it!

"This project was actually inspired by the contents in the staged finished product.  I had recently picked up these great old radio tubes at an estate sale and I wanted a stately place for them to gather and be on display.  I thought the use of my last set of precious antique feet would suit the project well.  When I saw that we had an assignment to create something with our favorite product I knew it would be metal as I simply adore playing with all the metal things.  If the truth be told though, I think many of you also know I harbor a pretty deep love of washi tape, and thus this very simple little project was born out of a few of my favorite Graphic 45 staples.  I have created a Snapguide so that you too can make some sweet and simple decorative storage. " ~Rhea

G45 Staples Project + Tutorial by Rhea Freitag #graphic45

Check out How to Make Quick Decorative Storage by Rhea Freitag on Snapguide.  

Rhea's Snapguide Tutorial


G45 Staples Project + Tutorial by Rhea Freitag #graphic45


G45 Staples Project + Tutorial by Rhea Freitag #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45 Washi Tape
Graphic 45 Antique Brass Feet
Small raw wood box
Black Gesso
Silver gilders paste
Dresden Scrap
E 6000
Xyron Sticker Maker

Next, Rhea used our Mixed Media Album to make this beautiful Home Sweet Home album. Just fantastic!

"This project is made from the fantastic new mixed media book by Graphic 45.  Wow can it accept a medium!  This book is sturdy and ready for you to embellish in so many different ways.  To start off with a rich base on this project, I stained the areas that were going to be exposed with a vibrant orange color.  You will also see that the pocketed pages inside were also stained and then distressed with water for added texture.  I was inspired to create this book for my sister, who is a serious gardener and a future homesteader.  The new Home Sweet Home paper is a perfect pairing for a garden theme.  My hope is that she would use this book to plan her garden, record her yield and perhaps plan her canning season.  I cannot wait to see all kinds of handwritten recipes tucked inside too!  Cheers!" ~Rhea

Home Sweet Home mixed medial album by Rhea #graphic45


Home Sweet Home mixed medial album by Rhea #graphic45


Home Sweet Home mixed medial album by Rhea #graphic45


Home Sweet Home mixed medial album by Rhea #graphic45


Home Sweet Home mixed medial album by Rhea #graphic45


Home Sweet Home mixed medial album by Rhea #graphic45


Home Sweet Home mixed medial album by Rhea #graphic45


Home Sweet Home mixed medial album by Rhea #graphic45


Home Sweet Home mixed medial album by Rhea #graphic45

Supply List

12 x 12 Home Sweet Home Paper
Washi Tape Set
Mixed Media Book
Spiced Marmalade Distress Stain
Petaloo Flowers
Tim Holtz Charm Clips and Trinket Pins
Xyron Adhesive (5” Creative Station)

We love this magical Once Upon a Springtime house from Rhea! Wow!

"Once Upon a Springtime paper holds a special place in my heart as it was the first one I used from Graphic 45!  I adore the theme and the colors are perfection.  The inspiration of this piece was the acquisition of the paper mache house base.  I knew it would support the natural and whimsical theme of this paper.  For this project I decided to add in metal embellishments to contrast with the delicate palate.  Lots of fussy cut fairies peek out from the flowers around the walls of this little magical house." ~Rhea

An altered Once Upon a Springtime house by Rhea #graphic45


An altered Once Upon a Springtime house by Rhea #graphic45


An altered Once Upon a Springtime house by Rhea #graphic45


An altered Once Upon a Springtime house by Rhea #graphic45

Supply List

Once Upon a Springtime 12x12 Paper
Ornate Metal Keys
Ornate Keyhole
Antique Metal Door Pull
Petaloo Flowers
Additional metal embellishments (Tim Holtz)
Adhesive

Let's take a trip down memory lane and share some Rhea highlights! This is a wonderful printer's tray using Olde Curiosity Shoppe! What a beautiful project. Each and every box is a masterpiece.

A Fond Farewell to Rhea Freitag #graphic45

This is a fantastic Typography altered box and tags. It is a box of encouraging quotes and inspiration. What a fabulous idea!


A Fond Farewell to Rhea Freitag #graphic45

Next, Rhea used our Small Matchbook Box and Metal Staples to make an unforgettable project. We are just in love with Rhea's monochrome projects filled with so much texture and dimension.


A Fond Farewell to Rhea Freitag #graphic45

Check out this Sweet Sentiments wreath from Rhea! We love all the hearts and the beautiful image on the inside. What a perfect gift for a loved one or for Valentine's Day!


A Fond Farewell to Rhea Freitag #graphic45

This is a favorite from Rhea - her Botanical Tea printer's tray! So many gorgeous florals, butterflies, Staples, chipboard, and more in this glorious project.


A Fond Farewell to Rhea Freitag #graphic45

We love this take on a masculine card. It's practically perfect! We also linked her tutorial for this card below since it is such a great idea.


A Fond Farewell to Rhea Freitag #graphic45

 

Check out How to Make an Altered Masculine Valentine Card by Rhea Freitag on Snapguide.  

Rhea's Valentine Card Tutorial

Another example of what Rhea can do with a limited color palette. Gotta love this altered Typography 8x8 Matchbook Box! Amazing!


A Fond Farewell to Rhea Freitag #graphic45

We love this beautifully layered Steampunk Spells canvas that reminds us it's always a good time to Fly!  Make it yourself with the tutorial below.


A Fond Farewell to Rhea Freitag #graphic45

Check out How to Make Mixed Media Flowers by Rhea Freitag on Snapguide.  

Rhea's Fly Canvas Snapguide Tutorial

Now, Rhea shows you what she can do with glorious color as well with this Good ol' Sport card. This is just such a beautiful card. Amazing!


A Fond Farewell to Rhea Freitag #graphic45

 Rhea, we will miss your mixed media and altered art projects on our team so much. What you could do with some metal pieces and paper always absolutely wow-ed us. Thank you for all your heart and love in your work, and for always diligently created something that represented your brilliant talent. We are going to miss you so much, but cannot wait to see where your artistic journey takes you. We know you'll do nothing but Fly! Thank you so much. 

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Did you get inspired by Rhea's Home Sweet Home mixed media album? Well, just comment here on our blog or on Facebook to win a $28 Home Sweet Home prize pack! 

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Thanks so much for joining us today, G45ers! What a wonderful celebration of Rhea's talent. We will miss her so much. Have a lovely Monday!

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

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June 01, 2015

A Fond Graphic 45 Farewell to Andrew Roberts!

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Today is a bittersweet day here on the blog. We begin our farewells for our absolutely incredible 2014-2015 Design Team. We are so in awe of these wonderful designers and we will miss each and every one we are saying farewell to this year. This Monday, we say our first goodbye to the amazing Andrew Roberts. Andrew's love for creating, his family, and Graphic 45 shows through every single project he creates. He has such a brilliant, distinctive style and we will miss it so much on our team. Today, we are going to share a new project from Andrew, and just some of the highlights of his time on our team. 

First, we have Andrew's new An Eerie Tale card and tutorial. Andrew has such a distinctive gift for layers and eye-catching symmetry in his projects.

"The gorgeous vintage imagery of graphic 45 papers is very hard to resist. Eerie tale is no exception. It is not your traditional Halloween collection which made it a great collection to create with . I made a non halloween themed card using the beautiful rose and pumpkin image. This collection is a perfect autumn collection and we are in the heart of autumn here in Australia. I love the the bold oranges and they work wonderful with metallic embellishments.

Tip: Have you tried using graphic 45 signature series cardstock with your favorite collection. The colors are a perfect match." ~Andrew

An Eerie Tale card & tutorial by Andrew Roberts #graphic45

Check out How to Create a Graphic 45 Eerie Tale Greeting Card by Andrew Roberts on Snapguide.  

Andrew's Snapguide Tutorial


An Eerie Tale card & tutorial by Andrew Roberts #graphic45


An Eerie Tale card & tutorial by Andrew Roberts #graphic45


An Eerie Tale card & tutorial by Andrew Roberts #graphic45

 

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Graphic 45 eerie tale 12 x 12 papers
: an eerie tale
: grand illusion
: abracadabra
Graphic 45 eerie tale chipboard 2
Graphic 45 eerie tale cardstock flowers
Graphic 45 eerie tale banners
Graphic 45 metal brads
Purple cardstock
Green cardstock
Paper roses/leaves
Metal corners
Distress ink

This next project from Andrew is a fussy cut masterpiece! Andrew is incredible at altered art, and this altered Home Sweet Home 3D box is no exception.

A Fond Graphic 45 Farewell to Andrew Roberts! #graphic45


A Fond Graphic 45 Farewell to Andrew Roberts! #graphic45

Andrew makes the most imaginative creations, like this Typography clock altered box. So many awesome metal and paper details on this great project.

A Fond Graphic 45 Farewell to Andrew Roberts! #graphic45


A Fond Graphic 45 Farewell to Andrew Roberts! #graphic45

Andrew wows with both bold color palettes and pastel palettes like the Precious Memories altered box below. It also has a gorgeous tag mini album inside which is perfect for his photos of his beautiful kids!


A Fond Graphic 45 Farewell to Andrew Roberts! #graphic45


A Fond Graphic 45 Farewell to Andrew Roberts! #graphic45


A Fond Graphic 45 Farewell to Andrew Roberts! #graphic45

We loved this The Twelve Days of Christmas project by Andrew shared this last winter. This altered box is perfect for those delicious handmade treats we all make and gift during the holiday season. Gorgeous!


A Fond Graphic 45 Farewell to Andrew Roberts! #graphic45


A Fond Graphic 45 Farewell to Andrew Roberts! #graphic45

This was a fabulous set of tags Andrew made for his children. We love how he used so many collections to make each one perfectly personalized.

  A Fond Graphic 45 Farewell to Andrew Roberts! #graphic45

Andrew always thought outside the box with his projects - like this Good ol' Sport domino set! What a fun idea - amazing design and fun to play!


A Fond Graphic 45 Farewell to Andrew Roberts! #graphic45


A Fond Graphic 45 Farewell to Andrew Roberts! #graphic45

Andrew made these matching gift bags and cards this past Christmas and we loved these incredible matching sets. What a great idea! This first set is using Time to Celebrateperfect for birthdays, weddings, showers, and more!


A Fond Graphic 45 Farewell to Andrew Roberts! #graphic45

Andrew used Come Away with Me for this perfect set. What amazing colors!


A Fond Graphic 45 Farewell to Andrew Roberts! #graphic45

Andrew makes the best Steampunk projects. He took an old VHS case to make this altered box and mini while displaying the imagery of Steampunk Spells. Wow! This is awesome.


A Fond Graphic 45 Farewell to Andrew Roberts! #graphic45


A Fond Graphic 45 Farewell to Andrew Roberts! #graphic45

Andrew, we will miss you terribly, and we cannot wait to see where your talent takes you! We know only fabulous places. We will miss your incredible style on our team. Thanks for being such a valued designer on our team!

Don't forget, you can still keep up with Andrew's artistic journey on his sites:

Keep up with Andrew Roberts online!

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Follow Andrew Roberts on Snapguide!

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Thank you for joining us to celebrate the incredible talent of Andrew. We will continue our farewells tomorrow, so join for the new projects, tutorials, and amazing designer highlights.

Fondly Remembering,

The G45 Family

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May 25, 2015

It's Time to Flourish with Graphic 45!

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We want to take a moment to thank those who sacrificed so much for their country this Memorial Day. What bravery. You are heroes. All of you. We stand in remembrance and gratitude for you, our fallen heroes.

For some crafty inspiration this Monday, who loves using Time to FlourishThis calendar collection lends itself to so much more than calendars and can be used all year long! Today, Romy Veul and Nadya Lifa show us two non-calendar ideas to delight and inspire. 

First, Romy shares this gorgeous altered ivory Mixed Media Box using some of the gorgeous Flourish and Cut Apart pages from Time to Flourish. Love the sunflowers!

Time to Flourish Mixed Media Box by Romy #graphic45


Beautiful sunflowers and butterflies on this Time to Flourish Mixed Media Box by Romy #graphic45


Time to Flourish Mixed Media Box by Romy #graphic45

Supply List

Time to Flourish Papers
July Flourish
July Cut Aparts
August Cut Aparts

As we celebrate the final days of May, what about this absolutely gorgeous card from Nadya? Love these colors and the ATCs she includes on the cover. Wow!

"I love layering and  to use a lot of different materials in projects! To create this card I was inspired by Graphic 45 Staples  Artist Trading Tags-Ivory. I decided, why not use immediately 2 tags? Also I found it interesting to combine two collections:Time to Flourish and Baby 2 Bride. They were so suitable! Fabric and lace helped create volume and lightness. Graceful fussy cutting details added finished form to my card! Wish you have a perfect time with scissors and paper!!!" ~Nadya

Beautiful Time to Flourish card with ATC Cards on the front by Nadya. Gorgeous colors! #graphic45


Beautiful details on this Time to Flourish card with ATC Cards on the front by Nadya. Gorgeous colors! #graphic45


Beautiful Time to Flourish card with ATC Cards on the front by Nadya. Gorgeous colors! #graphic45


The beautiful ATC tags on Nadya's Time to Flourish May card #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45 Time to Flourish March Cut Apart
Graphic 45  Time to Flourish  May Flourish
Graphic 45  Time to Flourish  May Cut Apart
Graphic 45  Baby 2 Bride - Deluxe Collector's Edition
Graphic 45  Graphic 45 Staples  Artist Trading Tags-Ivory
Fabric
Lace
Shabby ribbons
Spellbinders Dies
Prima Die

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Thank you for joining us this Memorial Day! We hope you are surrounded by family and friends. Have a wonderful day, G45ers! And so many thanks to those who have passed before us.

Gratefully remembering,

The G45 Family

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