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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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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
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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

October 16, 2014

Graphic 45 Sneak Peeks Day 4: Time to Flourish

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This week has gone too fast! How is it already the end of mid-season Sneak Peeks? We hope you have enjoyed our first look at Time to Flourish! We cannot wait to see what everyone will create with this new collection. Today, you will get to see the rest of the paper with this amazing set.

Let's find out who won the Win It Before You Can Buy It prize packs today! Our randomly chosen winners are....

From the Blog:

-Robyn Fergeson: I love this collection even more than Place in Time! Beautiful!

-Kimberly Cobb: Love the new line! The colors and patterns are beautiful. Would love to win.

From Facebook:

-Cherri Reeley: Waving hands in the air saying "Please Please pick me, pick me to receive "Time to Flourish"!!! I cannot wait for the new Graphic 45 Time to Flourish/Calendar Papers to be available! I have hoarded the last of my Graphic 45 A Place in Time Pad to work up a 2015 Calendar and now I can save that Pad for a later project! Other than my foundation cardstock, Graphic 45 is the only paper I purchase. Love the quality, colors and the fact that there are themed accessories to use with these papers! Thank You Graphic 45 for Papering my World!

-Laura Gonzalez: I agree....this'll be great for a beautiful altered calendar!

We also had a special contest over on Instagram! Our randomly chosen winner from the #G45SneakPeeks contest is...

-Brenda Lee (username @charmingcloverstudios)

Congratulations, winners! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. There's still a chance to Win It Before You Can Buy It! Four more lucky winners will be announced in tomorrow's blog, so don't forget to comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page. You could win an 8x8 Time to Flourish paper pad, Chipboards 1 & 2, and Cardstock Banners, Flowers, & Embellishments!

Let's see the rest of the paper from Time to Flourish!

"Graphic 45 is delighted to announce an alluring new calendar collection, Time to Flourish.  Smell the beautiful blossoms yearlong, with the stunning botanical patterns and our ever versatile cut-aparts. The rich color palette reflects the iridescence of the four seasons. This collection is going to dash off your shelves and will be perfect for calendar projects, cards classes, giftware and much more.  The creativity will last all year long with this sensational new collection from Graphic 45!"

Monthly Flourish And Cut Apart Pages 

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August Flourish
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Here's some practically perfect inspiration from Diane Schultz' workshop using Time to Flourish!

We adore this altered box using the November pages. What perfect autumn home decor!

 

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We also love this December altered clock. What a gorgeous decoration for this festive season!


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Now, we have a beautiful By the Sea project from Katie Zoey Ho today! You will love this idea to keep all those beach treasures.

"I’ve created these small little shelves to house my little vials of sand collected from different coastal area of California. Something small and handful that I've finally thought of something to house these sand vials..."~Katie

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Supply List

By the Sea 8” x 8” Paper Pad
Come Away with Me Patterns & Solids
By the Sea Chipboard
By the Sea Tags & Pockets
Graphic 45 Staples (Small Matchbook Box & Washi Tape)
Blue Fern Studio Symphony Corners
Ingvild Bolme Sea Resins
Petaloo Flowers
Seashells
Jute Twine

Thank you for joining us for our last day of Sneak Peeks! Do you love this new collection? Tell us in the comments (and enter to win at the same time!)

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 15, 2014

Graphic 45 Sneak Peeks Day 3: Time to Flourish

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It's Day 3 of Sneak Peeks for Time to Flourish! Have you been having fun this week? Do you have projects on the brain for this new collection? Today, you get to see all the fun embellishments, stickers, and paper pads with this great collection. So, grab some coffee or tea, and join us for a brilliant Day 3!

First, who won our Win It Before You Can Buy It prize packs yesterday? Our randomly chosen winners are...

From the Blog:

-Roisin Doyle: Wonderful line ....as usual will have to have it...one way or another!

-Marlo Holbrook: I just simply love the new line!!! Cannot wait to work with it!

From Facebook:

-Gerrie Glaser: For Heritage pages, wouldn't this be wonderful!!

-Kevin- N- Marla Howell: Gorgeous. I would LOVE to win this prize package.

Congratulations to our winners! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prizes. G45ers, do you want to win an 8x8 Time to Flourish paper pad, Chipboard 1 and 2, and Cardstock Banners, Flowers, & Tags & Pockets? Just comment here on the blog or on Facebook to win!

Now, let's get to the Sneak Peeks! Enjoy these first looks at the Time to Flourish cardstock stickers, cardstock embellishments, and paper pads!

Time to Flourish Cardstock Stickers

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Time to Flourish Alphabet Stickers
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Time to Flourish Cardstock Flowers

Our cardstock embellishments also have corresponding patterns on the backside to finalize all of your cards, layouts, and mixed media projects!

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Time to Flourish Cardstock Tags & Pockets
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Time to Flourish Cardstock Banners
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Time to Flourish 12x12 and 8x8 Paper Pads

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Time to Flourish Calendar Foundation 8x8 Paper Pad

This is a special 8x8 paper pad we are offering with Time to Flourish. It is an 8x8 Calendar Pad with calendar pages and beautifully vivid pages with sentimetns on the opposite side.

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Here are the Calendar Foundation pages offered in this 8x8 Paper Pad! (Please note, these pages do not come in 12x12s, but are offered as an 8x8 paper pad.)

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Time to Flourish 6x6 Patterns & Solids Paper Pad

Our 6x6 Patterns & Solids also are a different design from the 12x12 and 8x8 Time to Flourish pad and 8x8 Calendar Pad. So many amazing options to take your crafting to the next level!

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Here's a look at the double-sided pages of the 6x6 Patterns & Solids paper pad.

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Now, how about some brilliant projects from Diane Schultz' workshop? We love these altered drawers using the July Flourish pages!

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Now, how about this September tray? Covered with perfect sentiments for this wonderful season of back-to-school and cooler weather!


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And, of course, we all love the beautiful imagery of October! Fun pumpkins, oranges, and purples to give a stunning touch to every autumn project. This altered clock from Diane Schultz' workshop is just fabulous! What a perfect piece of home decor.


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How about some inspiration with Time to Celebrate which is in stores now? Ginny Nemchak shares this wonderful "Party Time" card using the beautiful bright pages in this new jubilant collection. This layering and her use of ribbon make an unforgettable card!

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Supply List

Time to Celebrate Time to Celebrate

Time to Celebrate Special Occasion

Time to Celebrate Party Perfect

Time to Celebrate Congratulations

Brown Cardstock

Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs Distress Ink

Really Reasonable Ribbon

Mulberry Flowers

 

We have extra inspiration for you today! Ginger Ropp has a beautiful project to share over on the Paper Crafter's Library blog! You will love this beautiful altered piece awaiting you on this fabulous blog. Hop on over and keep the creativity flowing!

 

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Visit the Paper Crafter's Library Blog!

 

Thanks for joining us for all the fun today! We can't wait to see your ideas for Time to Flourish. Also, many thanks to Ginny for sharing her card, and to Paper Crafter's Library for the great feature today!

 

Have a Happy Wednesday,

 

Graphic 45

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