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October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween from Graphic 45!

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Happy Halloween from Graphic 45! We are so glad you joined us this Halloween Friday. We have great creations for this fun holiday! Amazing projects from Andrew Roberts and Donna Espiritu await below. You are going to love this very special Halloween blog!

Who won our Halloween giveaway this week? It's time to announce our winner! Our randomly chosen winner is....

-Barbara Diane: Hello! All wonderful projects! I love seeing what creative beauty can be created with your wonderful paper collections! Wishing you a happy day! Hugs, Barbara Diane

Congratulations, Barbara! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. You won the amazing Halloween goodies below. Join us tomorrow here on the blog for the beginning of our Card and Bag Tutorials and a giveaway for those awesome 6 days of fun.

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This is a great idea for an item we may all have around the house - old VHS covers! What a great idea from Andrew using Steampunk Spells.

"With the advent of DVDs and the digital movie age I have been replacing my video movies with more updated versions. I tried to give the videos to good will but they did not want them. I thought I have all these video boxes it seemed a waste to throw them away : the video box mini album was born and a great bonus the large tag staple made great pages. I will definitely be making more.

Tip: Trying altering the tag staples to discover new ways to make mini album pages more interactive." ~Andrew 

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Supply List

Graphic 45 Steampunk spells 12x12 : Fanciful florals
     : Frightful folly
     : Steampunk spells
     : Beware
     : Totally wicked
     : Clockworks
Graphic 45 Steampunk spells 8x8 pattern paper pad
Graphic 45 Steampunk spells 6x6 patterns and solids
Graphic 45 Steampunk spells banners
Graphic 45 Steampunk spells tags and pockets
Graphic 45 Steampunk spells chipboard 1
Graphic 45 Steampunk spells cardstock stickers
Graphic 45 staples large tag album black
Core’dination Graphic 45 signature series : Gala gold
    : Antique moss
    : Tuscan sunset
   : Robins egg
A4 black cardstock
Black soot distress ink
Eyelets
Ideaology ring binders small

We love this altered bottle Donna made for Halloween using Steampunk Spells. What perfect home decor!

"First time to make this project and I love how it turned out. Spray-painted the bottle with the help of my hubby (the fumes of the spray paint not suitable for pregnant women). The tricky part is adhering the stickers onto the bottle. So far the glue gun is doing it's part (checked as of this writing, and it's been days). Of course you can use your trusted adhesive for this kind of project. I just clustered different fussy cut elements from different Steampunk papers and adhered a flat stick (which I got from Starbucks! :D) to the back. Tied ribbons and used a couple of chipboard embellishments to add interest. Bottom part of the bottle is wrapped washi tape and cardstock stickers."~Donna

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Supply List

Graphic 45 Steampunk 12x12 papers
Graphic 45 Steampunk chipboard
Graphic 45 Steampunk stickers
Graphic 45 Steampunk flowers
Graphic 45 Washi tape
Ribbons
Gold thread
Black spray paint
Glue gun
Beacon adhesives (Zip dry)
Scrapbook adhesives glue dots
Glue gun
Stick/skewer

Thanks for joining us this Halloween! Enjoy your evening if you're trick-or-treating with your kiddos. Have a wonderful day!

Happy Halloween!

Graphic 45

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

October 30, 2014

Amazing Altered Art with Graphic 45

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Have we got some amazing altered art to share with you all today! Laura Denison, Tati Scrap, and Katie Zoey Ho amaze with their brilliant creations today. They all use different Graphic 45 collections to make incredible altered art. You will definitely leave inspired. 

Don't forget about our Halloween giveaway this week! Who wants to win these older G45 Halloween collections? Just comment here on the blog or on Facebook to win. We'll announce our winner tomorrow on Halloween Friday, October 31!

 

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First, we have this mind-blowing VooDoo Dollhouse by the incredible Laura. What an awesome project! And great inspiration just in time for Halloween.

"For this years Halloween project, I didn’t want to do the usual creepy thing...I wanted something a little different. The VooDoo Doll House fit that bill...a little mysterious, a little spooky but full of life and color."~Laura

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Supply List

Collections Used:An Eerie Tale
Steampunk Spells
Couture
Miniatures: Darice
Hinges, Domes, Bottles, and rub-ons: Idea-ology

We are in love with this Raining Cats & Dogs altered box by the incredible Tati Scrap. What a brilliant creation for a pet lover.

"When I saw this collection I was inspired to create this project. I love the music boxes and it has been funny to be able to create this one using the recycled machine of a box of music.”~Tati Scrap

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Supply List:

Raining Cats and Dogs 8x8 Pad:
Cats Meow

Playful Pals

Well Bred

Pitter-patter

Animal House

Raining Cats and Dogs 6x6 Patterns & Solids Pad

Raining Cats and Dogs Decorative Chipboard

Raining Cats & Dogs Flowers

Raining Cats & Dogs Banners

Book Box

Ornate Metal Label Holder

Music Box recycled machine
Stickles: Platinum

Now, enjoy this Come Away with Me miniature masterpiece by Katie! Take it away, Katie:

"Who doesn’t love vintage post box? I do!!! I saw this post box piggy bank at Japan Home one afternoon I was shopping around while waiting for a friend. It looked cartoonish which I believe it’s meant for kids… So I decided to revamp the post box and transformed into this cool vintage blue post box. Having so much fun creating those falling parcels, mails and yes I handmade those mailbags as well… Truly a labor of love... "~Katie

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Supply List:

Come Away with Me Look Out World
Come Away with Me 8” x 8” Paper Pad
Come Away with Me 6” x 6” Patterns & Solids
Come Away with Me Tags & Pockets
Vintage Dictionary Papers
Kraft Cardstock
Chipboard Scraps
Cotton/Baker Twine
Jute Twine
Muslin (Malibag)

What an incredible day of altered inspiration. Many thanks to Laura, Tati Scrap, and Katie! Are you inspired, G45ers?

Happy Altering,

Graphic 45

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

October 27, 2014

Layout Inspiration with Raining Cats & Dogs

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Happy Monday, G45ers! Did you have a fun weekend? Did you get any crafting done? Well, today we will leave you with scrapbook inspiration from Romy Veul and Ginny Nemchak! Enjoy these wonderful ideas with the new Raining Cats & Dogs collection. Have you used this fun collection yet? Perfect for your furry family members! Today, we celebrate our feline family.

In honor of Halloween this Friday, we have this vintage Halloween prize pack with Steampunk Spells and Happy Haunting 8x8 paper pads and Steampunk Spells chipboard. Also, some delicious Clearsnap goodies. This prize pack is worth $28! Do you want to win? Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page. Happy Halloween week!

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We love this brilliantly layered layout from the amazing Romy. And what a purrfect picture!

"I just love the warm colours and vintage patterns of the Raining Cats and Dogs papers. They are just perfect for scrapping photos of my cats! The beautiful gingham patterns of the Raining Cats and Dogs papers inspired me to create a patchwork look on my lay-out about our cat Paco. I cut out several squares from different papers and positioned them on my lay-out to create a nice backdrop for my photo. "~Romy

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Supply List:

‘Raining Cats and Dogs’ Patterned Papers:
Raining Cats and Dogs
Cats Meow
Precious Pets
Mr. Whiskers

Playful Pals
Pitter-Patter
Animal House
Raining Cats and Dogs 8x8 Pad
Raining Cats and Dogs Decorative Chipboard
Raining Cats and Dogs Journaling Chipboard
Raining Cats and Dogs Stickers
Raining Cats and Dogs Alphabet Stickers
Raining Cats and Dogs Banners

Next, we have the most wonderful pocket scrapbooking double layout from Ginny. Wow, we adore this. They double LO is so dynamic with the photos, layering, cardstock embellishments, and chipboard. Amazing!

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Supply List

 

Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs Cats Meow
Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs Playful Pals
Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs  Mischievous Menagerie
Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs Pitter Patter
Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs 8x8 pad
Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs 6x6 Pad
Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs Tags & Pockets
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Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs  Journaling Chipboard
Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs Stickers
Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs Flowers
Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs Banners
Graphic 45 Raining CAts and Dogs 4x6 & 3x4 Journaling and Ephemera Cards
Black Cardstock
Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Felt Doilies
Tiny Letter Stickers
Glittered Photo Corners

Go craft your furry family today! They mean  so much to us, and we love how Romy and Ginny memorialized their sweet kitties. Thanks for joining us today!

Your Fellow Pet-Lovers,

Graphic 45

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

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

Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Princess and the Pea


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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.'"

Pinterest Inspiration Link

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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