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September 30, 2016

Graphic 45 Presents a Children's Hour Mixed Media Album Project Sheet

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We have an amazing project sheet for this fabulous project! This project sheet will teach you how to make this gorgeous Mixed Media Album from start to finish and is by the incredible Annette Green! We are so excited to share this exclusive tutorial with you today.

Try this free printable project sheet to make a Mixed Media Album with Children's Hour with pages for each month!

Try this free printable project sheet to make a Mixed Media Album with Children's Hour with pages for each month!

Download our Children's Hour Mixed Media Album Project Sheet


Try this free printable project sheet to make a Mixed Media Album with Children's Hour with pages for each month!

So many glorious pages for each month of the year! Wow!


Try this free printable project sheet to make a Mixed Media Album with Children's Hour with pages for each month!


Try this free printable project sheet to make a Mixed Media Album with Children's Hour with pages for each month!

  Try this free printable project sheet to make a Mixed Media Album with Children's Hour with pages for each month!

Try this free printable project sheet to make a Mixed Media Album with Children's Hour with pages for each month!

We're coming up on October, so this page is perfect to keep those photos! We hope you try this great project sheet out!


Try this free printable project sheet to make a Mixed Media Album with Children's Hour with pages for each month!

Now, let's see who won this week's blog giveaway! Our randomly chosen winner is...

-Linda Storey: So cute! Love the paper as curled ribbon,sweet.
Thanks for the great giveaway!!

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

 

(1%2F1%2Fnot claimed) Children's Hour, Mixed Media Album Graphic 45 & Petaloo Prize'

Thanks for joining us for this exclusive project sheet. We're so excited to share it with you! Have a wonderful weekend - perhaps this inspired your weekend project!

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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September 17, 2016

Take the Graphic 45 September Challenge!





Upload your Submissions to our Facebook Page

Even if you don't celebrate Halloween, it's a great time to show your Steampunk side! Create a Steampunk or Halloween project, and just share with us on our Facebook page to win! 

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

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September 16, 2016

The Graphic 45 Design Team Alumni Blog Takeover: Day 5 with Nichola Battilana!

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We are so excited for our last day of our Design Team Alumni Blog Takeover where we feature the incredible Nichola Battilana! You will remember Nichola as an imaginative and inventive alumni and we are so excited to see more of her whimsical work today. If you love fairy tales or Game of Thrones - today's blog is for you!

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First, Nichola shares a brilliant tower she created from recycled materials and Enchanted Forest! We love the roof of this fabulous tower!


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See Nichola's Video Tutorial!


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Supply List

Graphic 45 > Enchanted Forest
Sumptuous Floral
Medieval Splendor
Gilded Grandeur
Enchanted Forest Tags & Pockets
Enchanted Forest Journaling Chipboard
Empty chip can (ie. Pringle)
Wooden Plaque
Moss
Faux berries and eggs
Handmade ladybug
Bamboo pick
Ribbon
Leaf Charm

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Who is looking for a dragon egg? Nichola displays hers in a mixed media box and this is simply gorgeous! We love this imaginative idea.


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Supply List

Graphic 45 > Enchanted Forest
Brilliant Gem
Medieval Splendor
Mixed Media 5x5 Box-Black
Ornate Metal Key Holes
Thin Fleur Dresden Borders - Black
Tiny Embossed Gold Dresden Borders
Leaf Charms
Metal Feet
Moss
Handmade Dragon Egg

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Every princess needs a crown, and Nichola has a gorgeous woodland crown for us today. Look at those florals and details! They're also perfect for a sweet fairy. Love this!

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Supply List

Graphic 45 > Enchanted Forest
Dazzling Damsel
Enchanted Forest Journaling Chipboard
"Botanical Tea"
1/4 Inch Gold Metallic Braid
Lace trim
Twigs
Moss
Faux Leaves
Petaloo Anenome Flowers
A Gilded Life - Petite Monarch Crown Long Die

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Take a look at her whole set of gorgeous projects! Wow!

Keep up with Nichola's work on Her Blog!

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

-Judith Taylor: Happy Birthday Diane; lovely picture of you! The awesome projects never stop on the G45 blog. I love all of them. Still crossing fingers and toes hoping I will be able to add Hallowe"en in Wonderland and Safari Adventure to my stash!

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

(1) Safari Adventure 12x12s, Both Chipboard, Ephemera, Hallowe'en in Wonderland DCE

We have had so much fun this week, G45ers! Thanks for joining us for the magical work of our incredible alumni. We are so grateful they returned to our blog and showed us such wonderful talent and imagination. Many thanks to them, and to YOU for joining us this week!

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

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September 09, 2016

Treats and No Tricks with Graphic 45!

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It's almost the weekend and there's great inspiration for Halloween on the blog today? Brilliant! Maggi Harding and Pam Bray have treats in stores for you today (no tricks!), so let's get into the fun!

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Maggi shares a perfect creation for our candy-loving G45ers! (Well, who isn't?!)

"Ok for all you chocoholics out there, this is what you need!  This cute and spooky Halloween house is a cleverly disguised candy box.  Ha, you can hide your chocolate stash in this box and no one will be the wiser!  The roof of the house is actually hinged at the top and each roof lifts up to reveal a nice little box where you can stash your favorite chocolates.

The box is made from two Graphic 45 Staples boxes.  I built each side of the house independent of the other and glued them together at the end.  First I cut two panels for the ends of the box that would support the roof and glued them to the smaller sides of the box on the outside.  The flap of the box that forms the book box cover is glued so that it stands up forming the top of the roof peak.  The chipboard panel is cut to   fit over the opening in the box, forming the roof.  I attached it to the roof peak with a small piece of folded cardstock adhering one side of the cardstock to the chipboard roof flap and the other side to the roof peak forming a flap that can be raised and lowered.   Now I glued the tall backs of the two boxes together forming the house.  I used Washi tape to cover the seam where the two roofs meet so that the roof hinge was  reinforced and the roof flaps would not tear off.    I also used Washi tape to reinforce the seam on the sides where the two boxes are joined together.


Before you finish the inside of the roof flaps attach an Ornate Metal Label Holder to each roof flap.  Then when you cover the inside of the roof, the backs of the metal brads won't show." ~Maggi


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Tip:  Place a piece of tape or glue a small piece of paper over the tabs from the brads as this helps to keep the tabs from poking through the paper.


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Supply List

Hallowe'en in Wonderland Deluxe Collector's Edition
2 Staples ATC Book Boxes Black
Staples Washi Tape
2 Staples Ornate Metal Label Holders
Other:
Black cardstock
2 -  8.5" x 11"Chipboard sheets
Creative Embellishments Cats on Fence Border
Creative Embellishments Spider Web Corner Set
Cheery Lynn B847 Witch's Brew die
Cheery Lynn B829 Happy Halloween die
Cheery Lynn CAFLRS14 Flourish 14 leaf die
Cheesecloth
Lindy's Flat Fabio Toto's Tornado Black mist; Cajun Carnelian Red, Gator Gumbo Olive
Petaloo Botanica Blooms x 4 Lav/purple
Petaloo Spring Berry Picks Lav/purple
Petaloo Mini's x 11 Lav/purple
Petaloo Botanicas Mixed Blooms x 6 Lav/purple
Petaloo Botanica Anemone x 6 pistachio
Petaloo Textured Elements x 4 Moss Green
Prima Chantilly Metal Knobs
Olive silk ribbon
Spellbinders spider die
Sizzix Hinges, Latches, Handle & Photo Turns die
Stampendous Aged Bronze Embossing Powder

Graphic 45 - Happy Halloween Treat Bag - by Pam Bray Glamour Photo 1_1138

We all need treat bag ideas this time of year, and Pam has us covered! Check out her great tutorial below!

“I LOVE Halloween!” It so much fun to create wonderful Halloween projects . I am not a huge fan of the scary or icky stuff but I am a huge fan of fun and exciting Halloween products. So…when I saw the Halloween in Wonderland Deluxe Collection it fell in that category for me.  I knew right away I would be making some fun candy bags for my grandkids, family and  friends to give out on the 31st.” ~Pam

Check out How to Happy Halloween Candy Treat Bags by Pam Bray on Snapguide.  

Pam's Snapguide Tutorial


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Tip:

1. Remember to save scraps of paper; you may be able to use the other side as you build up your layers on your fabulous Graphic 45 projects.


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Graphic 45 - Happy Halloween Treat Bag - by Pam Bray Glamour Photo 1_1138


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 Supply List

Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland Deluxe Collection
Uline 7 ¾” Kraft Bakery Bags
Green, Red, Orange, Black Twine
Xyron Adhesive
Pop Dots

Now, it's time to announce this week's blog winner!

-Deborah ORourke Herer: Graphic 45 is the only scrapbook paper to work with as far as I`m concerned!

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

(1) Hallowe'en in Wonderland Prize $30 Value

Are you getting your craft table ready for Halloween projects? We know many of our G45ers have already created for Halloween. We love to see your projects! Share on our Facebook page. Have a great weekend, G45ers!

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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September 05, 2016

Amazing Cards for Labor Day!

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Happy Labor Day to our American G45ers! Today, we have some amazing card ideas from Kathy Clement with a His and Her option! If you're having an at-home Labor Day, this is great inspiration to make some cards to keep in your stash for those birthdays that sneak up on you!

Kathy has great ideas for both genders using the same collection. This will certainly get you ready for some cardmaking!

"I never seem to have enough birthday cards, especially at this time of year.  I had 10 birthday cards to make this month.   It keeps my scissors sharp, and my glue bottle on empty!  Whenever I can I try to knock them out two at a time, one for the guys and one for the gals. I figure I already have all the supplies out so I might as well make the most of it.


I hear from a lot of  my followers that they struggle when it comes to making cards for the men in their lives, so I thought I’d include a Snapguide tutorial for the masculine card in this duo.  I’ve used a few fun, simple techniques that add a lot of dimension  and depth to the composition.  It may look complicated, but it’s actually a basic design that you can use over and over again for any masculine card you need to make." ~Kathy

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Check out How to Graphic 45 Masculine Birthday Card W/Pockets by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.  

Kathy's Snapguide Tutorial

HIS Card

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His and Her Birthday Card Tutorial, World's Fair, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 10

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His and Her Birthday Card Tutorial, World's Fair, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 10


His and Her Birthday Card Tutorial, World's Fair, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 10


His and Her Birthday Card Tutorial, World's Fair, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 10


His and Her Birthday Card Tutorial, World's Fair, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 10

HER Card

Be Yourself Birthday Card, World's Fair, by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Be Yourself Birthday Card, World's Fair, by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Be Yourself Birthday Card, World's Fair, by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Be Yourself Birthday Card, World's Fair, by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Be Yourself Birthday Card, World's Fair, by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Be Yourself Birthday Card, World's Fair, by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Be Yourself Birthday Card, World's Fair, by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

DESIGNER TIPS


1. Add simple layers with large ephemera cards and ATC policy envelopes.  The Red ATC policy envelopes are a perfect color match for this collection.

2. Use a tracing wheel ( a sewing tool) to add quick stitch marks around a sentiment panel.  Just run the wheel through the ink pad of your choice and then run it along the edge of a ruler to keep the line straight.

Be Yourself Birthday Card, World's Fair, by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45, Photo 12

 

  1. To add even more dimension to this focal sentiment, I fussy cut just the image from a second piece of paper, then layered it over the original with foam dimensionals.  Don’t worry about the flourishes; just cut the basic shape.  When you line it up, the pretty leaves and flourishes on the base layer can be seen.



  1. Add a fun waterfall feature to the inside of your card.  I used the 6x6 prints and patterns and Spellbinder Waterfall 2 die to create this fun, interactive interior for my card.

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  1.  Decorate the inside of the waterfall feature with cut apart elements from the paper collection.  Add photos and journal memories to make the card really special.

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  1.  I folded the last waterfall page to form a pocket.  This was filled with ephemera from the collection.  It would also be a great place to add a gift card!

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  1.  Turn your card into a gift by adding a tag, ephemera card and bookmark to the bottom pocket.

Be Yourself Birthday Card, World's Fair, by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45, Photo 10

Be Yourself Birthday Card, World's Fair, by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45, Photo 11

Supply List

World’s Fair 12x12 papers
Mind Over Matter
Envision Expo
Wonder Works
Inspiration Station
Ticket to Ride
World’s Fair
World’s Fair 8x8 Papers
Balloon Bouquet
Ticket to Ride
World’s Fair
Envision Expo
World’s Fair 6x6 Prints and Patterns
World’s Fair Ephemera Cards
World’s Fair Chipboard
World’s Fair Tags and Pockets
World’s Fair Stickers
Staples ATC Red Policy Envelopes

Other Products:
Spellbinder Tammy Tutterow Waterfall 2 die
Charms: Metal Gears, Metal Key, Hot Air Balloon, Vintage Clock
Ripe Persimmon, Salty Ocean Distress Paint
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Black buttons
Ribbon, metallic string, burlap string
Stickles Stardust
Vintage Brad
Birthday Sentiment Stamps
Crop a dile Corner Shaper
Ball Tip Stylus
Foam dimensionals, postage stamp scissors, sewing machine (optional)

This week, we are giving away the Deluxe Collector's Edition of Hallowe'en in Wonderland which comes with all these goodies! Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to enter to win. We will announce a winner here on the blog on Friday. Have fun, G45ers!

(3) Hallowe'en in Wonderland Prize $30 Value

Thank you for joining us this Labor Day! We hope it is a restful day with some time for the craft room. Have a great one!

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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