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May 17, 2017

Start Seeing Double with 2 Double Page Layouts: Featuring A Ladies' Diary & Cityscapes

Hello, G45ers!

Welcome to another inspirational day here at the Graphic 45 blog. Today, we will have you seeing double with two fantastic double page layouts. Firstly, Magda Cortez brings us a bright and beautiful layout featuring the lavish Ladies Diary DCE (due back in stores soon.) Magda's use of fussy cutting and mixed media techniques created something picture perfect indeed. Check out the accompanying YouTube tutorial to create your own. Next, Alexandra Morein doubles down with an indubitably delightful celebration of London, featuring Cityscapes. Wow, lovely layers! Good show! Whether you want to celebrate a wedding, a vacation, or anything else, double page layouts can make the perfect spacious canvas for your crafting creativity to flourish.

 

Picture Perfect-Double Layout  A Ladies' Diary  By Magda Cortez  Product By Graphic 45 Photo 01 of 08 with Tutorial

Picture Perfect - Double Layout

By Magda Cortez

"Hi All. Today I’m going to show you this double layout I made for this month's assignment. My daughter got married 4 years ago and I think this is the time to use those beautiful pictures. OH MY! Time flies! It was so fun to make the double layout because it is something I don’t get to do and, believe me, it was a challenge!! I decided to use the mixed media technique combined with the beauty of fussy cutting. I love it and I think it is perfect for this project. Did you notice I didn’t use black? ...I hope you like it!

XOXO" ~Magda Cortez

 

Magda's YouTube Video



Picture Perfect-Double Layout  A Ladies' Diary  By Magda Cortez  Product By Graphic 45 Photo 04 of 08 with Tutorial

Picture Perfect-Double Layout  A Ladies' Diary  By Magda Cortez  Product By Graphic 45 Photo 02 of 08 with Tutorial

Tip:
Use unusual elements to give interest to your projects, such as the thread and the metal key I used this time.

 

Picture Perfect-Double Layout  A Ladies' Diary  By Magda Cortez  Product By Graphic 45 Photo 05 of 08 with Tutorial


Tip:
In Mixed Media, we use stamps to give different textures. This is a great idea and perfect time to
use our stamps!


Picture Perfect-Double Layout  A Ladies' Diary  By Magda Cortez  Product By Graphic 45 Photo 05 of 08 with Tutorial

Picture Perfect-Double Layout  A Ladies' Diary  By Magda Cortez  Product By Graphic 45 Photo 08 of 08 with Tutorial

 

Graphic 45 Supplies:

 

Other Supplies:

  • 12x12 Chipboard
  • Turkish Pannel Chipboard
  • Lindy’s Stamp Gang - Mists and
  • Embossing Powder
  • Pearls, Metal thread and flowers from my stash

Double Layout  CityScapes  Project by Alexandra Morein  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 1

Cityscapes Double Layout

By Alexandra Morein

 

"In scrapbooking, as in any other field of arts and crafts, there are things that we each don’t feel quite comfortable doing, since they seem just “not our cup of tea”. Sometimes something leads us away from the comfort zone to which all of us are so used to.

During the DT term on the Graphic 45 team, I have already been challenged a few times to leave that comfort zone and create something new.

Today I am sharing one of those projects, which taught me a new side of scrapbooking. I have never created layouts, and for this month our assignment was to create not a single, but a double layout!

For my project I’ve used the ever-beautiful Cityscapes collection, since the theme of the layout is dedicated to London.

I hope you like what I came up with." ~Alexandra Morein

Double Layout  CityScapes  Project by Alexandra Morein  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 3


Double Layout  CityScapes  Project by Alexandra Morein  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 3


Double Layout  CityScapes  Project by Alexandra Morein  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 3


Double Layout  CityScapes  Project by Alexandra Morein  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 3


Double Layout  CityScapes  Project by Alexandra Morein  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 3


Double Layout  CityScapes  Project by Alexandra Morein  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 3


Double Layout  CityScapes  Project by Alexandra Morein  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 3


Double Layout  CityScapes  Project by Alexandra Morein  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 3

Double Layout  CityScapes  Project by Alexandra Morein  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 10


Graphic 45 Supplies:

Cityscapes banner Graphic 45

 

This week we are giving you a chance to win your very own Olde Curiosity Shoppe DCE prize pack. To enter, comment on the blog and/or Facebook today and all week. A winner will be chosen randomly and announced right here on the blog this Friday.

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Prize Package  Alphabet Banner Set  ATC Black  Ivory 5x5 Mixed Media Box  Metal Staples  Label Holder  Brads

This week's blog prize package includes an Olde Curiosity Shoppe - Deluxe Collector's Edition, ATC Black Alpha Banner Set, 5x5 Ivory Mixed Media Box, Ornate Metal Label Holders, and Metal Brass Brads, a  $60+ value!  

That does it for this double dose of double page layouts. Thank you for joining us and thanks to Magda and Alexandra for reaching outside their crafting comfort zones to create and share such beautiful and inspiring work. One of our favorite parts of crafting is watching artists develop their technique in new and interesting ways. We'd love to hear how you have used or want to use double page layouts to express your creativity in the comments below. See you back here tomorrow, G45ers. 

Happy Papercrafting!  

 

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May 16, 2017

Oh Baby! Three Precious Projects, an Album, Card, and Invite

Hello, G45ers!

We love every occasion for celebrating with crafts around here, and what event could be more fitting than the arrival of a new baby? Today, we have three angelic projects by Aneta Matuszewska. First she introduces a precious coordinating album and card perfect for storing a little ones first photos and memories. After that, she shares a beautiful card that could make an excellent companion to the album or stand on its own as a thoughtful greeting or announcement for a shower. Check out the YouTube video for full details on the card. We love how these came together and that Aneta managed to use FIVE different Graphic 45 collections while maintaining such a cohesive look-those collections are: Precious Memories, Gilded Lily, Botanical Tea, Baby 2 Bride, and Little darlings, wow! Before we get started, we also want to remind you that you can enter to win this week's blog prize by commenting here or on Facebook

 

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Prize Package  Alphabet Banner Set  ATC Black  Ivory 5x5 Mixed Media Box  Metal Staples  Label Holder  Brads

This week's blog prize package includes an Olde Curiosity Shoppe - Deluxe Collector's Edition, ATC Black Alpha Banner Set, 5x5 Ivory Mixed Media Box, Ornate Metal Label Holders, and Metal Brass Brads, a  $60+ value!  

Aneta  Baby  Precious Memories  Baby ALbum  Card

Baby Album & Card

By Aneta Matuszewska

 

"When new baby arrives it’s a perfect occasion to make a baby album and matching card.



Aneta  Welcome Baby  Album  Graphic 45  Precious Memories  2


First a small close up on album:

Aneta  Graphic 45  Album  Close Up  Precious Memories  3

 

Quick look inside:

Aneta  Graphic 45  Album  Precious Memories  Collage  4

And a card a matching card." ~Aneta Matuszewska

Aneta  Card  For Baby  Close Up  Precious Memories  Graphic 45  1

Aneta  Card  For Baby  Close Up  Precious Memories  Graphic 45  1


Graphic 45 Supplies:

Baby 2 Bride baby shower card for Graphic 45  by Aneta Matuszewska  photo 1

Baby Shower Invite By Aneta Matuszewska


 "I’m sharing a very sweet and shabby card. It’s a Baby Shower card with a video tutorial. Graphic 45 has the most sweet and romantic collections for this kind of projects.


Baby 2 Bride baby shower card for Graphic 45  by Aneta Matuszewska  photo 4


Baby 2 Bride baby shower card for Graphic 45  by Aneta Matuszewska  photo 4


Baby 2 Bride baby shower card for Graphic 45  by Aneta Matuszewska  photo 4


TIP:
Use your lace-ribbon scraps to make your shabby embellishments.

 

 

Baby Shower Invite video tutorial with a complete supplies list at the end

 

Thank you so much for visiting us today. Have a crafty day!

xoxo" ~Aneta Matuszewska

That wraps up another day of creative crafting with Graphic 45. We are so thankful to Aneta for designing and sharing these beautiful baby projects and to you for being here with us today. We hope you are inspired to get crafting before the next bundle of joy in your life arrives. We'd love to hear about your ideas for in the comments below. 

Happy Papercrafting!

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May 15, 2017

Curious about Memory Keeping? Here are two Olde Curiosity Shoppe Layout Tutorials to Help

Hello, G45ers!

It is time to jump into another craft filled week with a trip to the Olde Curiosity Shoppe, featuring two stunning layouts by design team members, Marina Blaukitchen and Lena Astafeva. Marina will put your creative gears in motion with a thoughtfully designed double page layout that also features Typography and Communique pages. Check out the included Snapguide tutorial for more! If that has not satisfied your curiosity, Lena then introduces her first ever canvas layout, an ornately designed piece that features an abundance of fussy cut oddities from this quirky collection. You can view her YouTube video for a full tutorial. We love how these two projects contrast to show how versatile a single collection can be when used by talented artists with distinct aesthetics, even while using similar techniques such as embossing. As if these projects were not enough, this week we are giving you a chance to win your very own Olde Curiosity Shoppe DCE prize pack. To enter, comment on the blog and/or Facebook today and all week. A winner will be chosen randomly and announced right here on the blog this Friday. 

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Prize Package  Alphabet Banner Set  ATC Black  Ivory 5x5 Mixed Media Box  Metal Staples  Label Holder  Brads

This week's blog prize package includes an Olde Curiosity Shoppe - Deluxe Collector's Edition, ATC Black Alpha Banner Set, 5x5 Ivory Mixed Media Box, Ornate Metal Label Holders, and Metal Brass Brads, a  $60+ value!  

 

Double LO Olde Curiosity Shoppe Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1

Double Layout Olde Curiosity Shoppe Tutorial

by Marina Blaukitchen 

 

"I love how double layout looks because they create an effect that reflects unity and continuity in the scene when you need some cohesion between the photos that you are going to use.

The main element that links these pages is the papers. The fact that the pages coordinate with each other does not mean that their design may be identical or the decorations must be the same. It is much more attractive to combine different elements because he pages will gain visual appeal. I used the same background and I've tried playing with the ornaments to unify and merge the images.

Thinking of giving importance to the essence of what I wanted to convey with my daughters photos, their creativity and their imagination, I let the butterflies fly from the left page to the one on the right where they come into contact with the gears that start the creative processes symbolized in a small key." ~Marina Blaukitchen

 

Check out How to Double Layout With Graphic 45 Collections by Marina Blaukitchen on Snapguide.

 

Double LO Olde Curiosity Shoppe Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 4

Double LO Olde Curiosity Shoppe Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 5

Double LO Olde Curiosity Shoppe Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 4


Double LO Olde Curiosity Shoppe Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 4

Double LO Olde Curiosity Shoppe Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 4

 

 

Tips:

 

  • Select the same paper for the background of both pages.
  • Add other papers to break the uniformity and serve as the basis for each of the photos.
  • Include other techniques such as embossing or mixed media notes. I used embossing on this occasion.



Double LO Olde Curiosity Shoppe Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 10

Double LO Olde Curiosity Shoppe Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 10
Double LO Olde Curiosity Shoppe Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 10
Double LO Olde Curiosity Shoppe Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 10

Graphic 45 Supplies:

 

Layout -Olde Curiosity Shoppe- tutorial by Lena Astafeva-product by Graphic 45-8

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Canvas

by Lena Astafeva

"I’ve tried to make the layout out of canvas for the first time. I used spray, paints, glitter, and , of course, Graphic 45 paper. I’ve taken a photo, where there are my friends and me. And now this unusual layout is on my desk." ~Lena Astafeva

 

Lena's Canvas Video Tutorial 

 

Layout -Olde Curiosity Shoppe- tutorial by Lena Astafeva-product by Graphic 45-12


Layout -Olde Curiosity Shoppe- tutorial by Lena Astafeva-product by Graphic 45-12

 

Layout -Olde Curiosity Shoppe- tutorial by Lena Astafeva-product by Graphic 45-12

 

Layout -Olde Curiosity Shoppe- tutorial by Lena Astafeva-product by Graphic 45-12

 

Graphic 45 Supplies: 

Olde_curiosity_shoppe_small

 

Other Supplies: 

  • Canvas
  • Embossing powder
  • Embossing paste Dreamweaver
  • Black acrylic color
  • Glitter

 

Thanks for joining us for a wonderfully eccentric trip through Olde Curiosity Shoppe. We hope you enjoyed Marina and Lena's laudable layouts and the accompanying tutorials. We'd love to hear what kinds of projects you would make with an Olde Curiosity Shoppe - DCE prize pack in the comments below, and remember Facebook comments count as contest entries as well. We hope you will join us tomorrow for more craft delights and another chance to enter to win this weeks prize.

Happy Papercrafting!  

 

Visit your LSS or order online today! Looking for Graphic 45 products?  Store Locator 

 

May 11, 2017

Mother's Day Projects To Inspire: A Shadowbox and Layout

 

Hello, G45ers!

With Mother's Day quickly approaching, now is the time to start your crafting engines, and we have just the fuel you need to get going.  We kick off this post with a stunning Mother's Day shadow box card, complete with a YouTube video tutorial by Olga Heldwein. This project features Olde Curiosity Shoppe DCE and would make any recipient and mantel shine brightly. Following that, we bring you a heartfelt layout that captures the beauty of motherhood, by Pam Bray.  Pam shares step by step directions on how you too can create your own beautiful layout with an old favorite, Precious Memories.  Remember, today is the last day to enter our weekly blog giveaway so be sure to leave us a comment here on the blog and/or our Facebook page. Now buckle up, we are about to have some fun! 

 

Mothers day shadowbox card different collections (1)


Mother's Day Shadow Box Card

by Olga Heldwein

"Today I have for you Mother's Day shadowbox card. I had so much fun with this project. As I pre-cut elements before ( I have a habit of constantly doing something and cutting patterns is perfect for brainless occupation.) It was a really easy and fast project. I prepared a YouTube video tutorial for you below." ~Olga Heldwein

Mother's Day Shadow Box YouTube Video Tutorial 


Mothers day shadowbox card different collections (1)


Mothers day shadowbox card different collections (1)


Mothers day shadowbox card different collections (1)

 

Graphic 45 Supplies:

Other Supplies:

  • 13 arts clear gesso
  • 13 arts acrylic gel medium

 

Graphic 45 Precious Moments Layout with Tutorial by Pam Bray - Photo 1_5177


Graphic 45 Precious Memories Mother’s Day

Layout with Tutorial

by Pam Bray

“There are so many precious memories but some seem to be more precious than others. Make sure to take photos as often as you can…even some of the smallest things can create some of the most meaningful memories. I am a firm believer in scrapbooking those moments, journaling about them, and capturing them in photos. I hope you’re as enthusiastic as I am to make sure to document your families and friend’s memories, your travels, your most special or imperfect times of life.” Hugs, Pam Bray

 

Tips:

  • Creating layers on a scrapbook page gives interest.

  • Small titles made with stickers will become the focal point of what your layout is reflecting on.

 

Graphic 45 Precious Moments Layout by Pam Bray with Tutorial Collage 1

Step by Step Directions:

  1. Begin your layout by placing a strip of pattern paper and border strips on base scrapbook paper.
  2. Add large journal piece to the top of strips.

    Graphic 45 Precious Moments Layout by Pam Bray with Tutorial Collage 2

  3. Layer journal pieces on top of large journal piece.
  4. Add letter stickers to the top of journaling space; adhere small word strip over top.
  5. Add a photo to the top of the scrapbook page.
  6. Fussy cut flowers and sentiment from pattern paper. Add to top of the scrapbook page with pop dots. 

    Graphic 45 Precious Moments Layout with Tutorial by Pam Bray - Photo 2_5166

  7. Fussy cut small clothes from Pattern paper; layer together and hang from twine, add twine bows.
  8. Decorate with fussy cut flowers, chipboard pieces, small hand cut flags.

 

Graphic 45 Precious Moments Layout with Tutorial by Pam Bray - Photo 3_5167

 
Graphic 45 Precious Moments Layout with Tutorial by Pam Bray - Photo 3_5167


Graphic 45 Precious Moments Layout with Tutorial by Pam Bray - Photo 3_5167


Graphic 45 Precious Moments Layout with Tutorial by Pam Bray - Photo 3_5167


Graphic 45 Precious Moments Layout with Tutorial by Pam Bray - Photo 3_5167

 


Graphic 45 Supplies:

Other Supplies:

 

 World's Fair  graphic 45  Prize Package Bright Fun $35 value

This week's blog prize includes an 8"x8" World's Fair paper pad, die-cut cardstock Tags & Pockets, 6"x6" Time to Flourish paper pad, Shabby Chic Metal Keyholes, and a Regular Kraft Tag Album. 

Thanks for joining us for a creative and wild ride.  We hope you will take these ideas and tips to your craft table to create your own project.  As always be sure to leave us a comment to let us know what project(s) you are working on or share your favorite tip.  Big thanks to Olga and Pam for sharing your passions with all of us! See you all tomorrow. 

 

Happy Papercrafting!  

 

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May 10, 2017

Cheers to an All-Star Blog Starring a Double Page Layout & an Upcycled Glass

 Hello, G45ers!

At Graphic 45, we know that today's little moments become tomorrow's precious memories, and in honor of that sentiment, we have two lovely projects to share with you.  First, Joanne Bain will have you seeing stars with a radiant double page layout fit for the celebrities in your life, featuring the vivacious Vintage Hollywood. After that, Nico Scrap will give you butterflies with an upcycled glass project featuring the breathtaking Botanicabella, that includes an artful antique finish to really complete that vintage aesthetic. It would make a lovely vase for those flowers you have been meaning to get for that special someone. Inspiration awaits below!

 

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Vintage Hollywood Double Page Layout

By Joanne Bain

‘This was such a challenge for me as I don’t create double page layouts at all. I decided to stay with my white space style and add some lovely layers of fussy cut images from the gorgeous Vintage Hollywood collection. I just loved the printed stars in this collection and they were perfect to create my unisex page of my kids.’ ~Joanne Bain 

 

Double-Page-Layout -Vintage-Hollywood -By-Joanne-Bain -Product-by-Graphic-45 -Photo-4


Double-Page-Layout -Vintage-Hollywood -By-Joanne-Bain -Product-by-Graphic-45 -Photo-4



Double-Page-Layout -Vintage-Hollywood -By-Joanne-Bain -Product-by-Graphic-45 -Photo-4

 

Double-Page-Layout -Vintage-Hollywood -By-Joanne-Bain -Product-by-Graphic-45 -Photo-4

 

Graphic 45 Supplies:

Vintage hollywood banner

 

 

Nature in a glass   Botanicabella   photo 1   by Nico Scrap  Product by Graphic 45.
Nature in a Glass By Nico Scrap

"Monarch butterflies always fly in groups and so should human beings. Those amazing butterflies flew in this glass and now it became a jar where flowers can bloom." ~Nico Scrap

Nature in a glass   Botanicabella   photo 3   by Nico Scrap  Product by Graphic 45. (1)

 

Graphic 45 Supplies:

Botanicabella  Deluxe Collector's Edition  Graphic 45 Cover Decades Ink  Graphic 45  Dark Cashmere

 


Other Supplies:

  • Black gesso Finnabair
  • Paper flowers Scrapunlimited
  • Rust paste Finnabair
  • Glue gun

 

 

World's Fair  graphic 45  Prize Package Bright Fun $35 value

For this week's blog contest, we are offering a goodie bag full of $35 worth of Graphic 45. To enter to win, please comment here on the blog or on Facebook. Good luck! The blog prize includes 8"x8" World's Fair paper pad & die-cut cardstock Tags & Pockets, 6"x6" Time to Flourish paper pad, Shabby Chic Metal Keyholes, and a Regular Kraft Tag Album.  

Thanks for sharing this little moment with us today! We hope you love seeing Joanne and Nico's projects as much as we love sharing them. We'd love to hear about what recent projects of yours or collections of ours have you seeing stars or getting butterflies in the comments below!

Happy Papercrafting!  

 

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