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June 01, 2017

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Wagon & Mini Album Tutorial by Alexandra Morein

Hello, G45ers!

Circle up the wagons because it is time to get crafty. Today, we are featuring an incredible creation by Alexandra Morein. Alexandra uses our Olde Curiosity Shoppe- DCE to build a custom wagon with a complimentary 6x6 album. Check out her YouTube video for an extensive tutorial to see how she made it. This impressive project has been assembled from scratch with hand cut chipboard, an exceptional level of detail, and expert finishing. It could make a thoughtful gift or perfect display piece for your home. Check out the photos below for all the details. First, our new collection Master Detective has been spotted in stores!  Be sure to check out your LSS or online retailer to get your hands on this masterpiece!  

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Olde Curiosity Shoppe Wagon Tutorial

by Alexandra Morein

 

"Olde Curiosity Shop is one of the Graphic 45 paper collections which is almost everyone’s favorite. The flying pigs are one of the characters which conquered everyone’s heart.

I have been thinking what to create with the paper for a long time since the collection was re-published in Deluxe Collector's Edition, and today I am ready to share the result with you.

I called this project an “Olde Curiosity Shoppe Wagon”. The wagon holds a 6X6 mini album. I believe that a lot of you know and can create an album of this size, whereas I will share with you how to create a wagon itself. Please refer to my video tutorial." ~Alexandra Morein 

 


Wagon YouTube Video Tutorial

 


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 Graphic 45 Supplies:

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Take a video tour of Olde Curiosity Shoppe with Charee and Scrapbook.com.

 

This week's prize package includes a Midnight Masquerade Patterns & Solids 12x12 paper pad, an 8x8 paper pad, decorative chipboard, die-cut tags and pockets, and a Square Ivory Tag Album, a $50+ value!  To enter to win, just comment here on the blog and/or on Facebook each day.  We will announce one randomly chosen the winner on this Friday's blog. 

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Thanks for joining us today for this oddly unusual Olde Curiosity Shoppe - DCE project by Alexandra Morein. We are so impressed with her work here and hope you feel the same. Let us know what curious creations you have come up with featuring this collection and any others in the comments below. We will see you back here tomorrow for more crafty goodness! 


Happy Papercrafting!

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May 31, 2017

3 Printable Project Sheets & Brand New Inspiration with French Country By Maggi Harding

Hello, G45ers!

Welcome to another special day here on the Graphic 45 blog. Today we are excited to share the news that Maggi Harding will be completing her tenure on the design team after two amazing years and stepping directly into a new role with us as Special Project Designer. Maggi has been so generous to share her enormous talent with us over these last few years. From layouts to minis, cards, altered art projects, and more, her diverse skill set has been a valuable asset and a constantly renewable source of inspiration for us and hopefully you readers too. In her new role, she will develop workshops for us to use and share all over the world, and she will be in charge of our always popular monthly class series. In honor of this announcement, we are sharing a brand new French Country - DCE cabinet that Maggie has created, along with three of her greatest hit project sheets from her last year as a design team member. 

 

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French Country Cabinet

By Maggi Harding

 

"I am so excited that French Country is coming back as a Deluxe Collector's Edition!  I had this dreary black cabinet hanging around and decided it would be perfect to repurpose using the French Country DCE.  I love how it's now a cheerful piece covered with sunflowers.

 

I wanted it to have a distressed vintage look and to achieve that, I first painted the wood that would show with vintage white paint.  Then I covered those surfaces with Crackle Accents and finally, I rubbed Distress ink into the cracks to give it an aged look.  After finishing the wood, I used the beautiful blues from the collection and chose the sunflower paper, Abundance, as my focal paper.  I love the imagery on this paper.

 

The flowers I used at the top are a combination of some older Prima vines and vines that I made.  Here's a tutorial I did some time ago to make these vines." ~Maggi Harding

 

Link to YouTube video to make sunflower vines

 

Tips:

  1. Use matte medium to adhere and cover your papers.  You'll get a really nice smooth finish and your paper will be protected from snags and scratches.


  2. You can give your project a different look by changing out the hardware.  My cabinet had wooden painted knobs on it.  I changed those out for glass knobs that looked so much more vintage.

 

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Graphic 45 Supplies:

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Other Supplies:

  • Prima Mountain Lily Vine
  • Knobs from Hobby Lobby
  • Distress Ink - Gathered Twigs
  • Vintage white acrylic paint
  • Crackle Accents
  • Spellbinders Nested Leaves Die
  • Spellbinders Blossom 2 Die
  • Microbeads
  • Tiny daisy-like flower punch
  • Wire
  • Blossom 2 Die


Here are three excellent project sheets by Maggi.  Be sure to print these out and try them at home.  

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Safari Adventure Album

Printable Safari Adventure Album Project Sheet

 

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This week's prize package includes a Midnight Masquerade Patterns & Solids 12x12 paper pad, an 8x8 paper pad, decorative chipboard, die-cut tags and pockets, and a Square Ivory Tag Album, a $50+ value!  To enter to win, just comment here on the blog and/or on Facebook each day.  We will announce one randomly chosen the winner on this Friday's blog. 

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Thank you for being a part of this exciting announcement and the Graphic 45 family. We hope you are as excited as us about this next step for Maggi. We'd love to hear about some of your favorite creations of hers from the last two years in the comments below, and we are as excited as you to see what she comes up with next. We hope to see you here again tomorrow and be sure to keep an eye out for Maggi's first monthly class creation, coming Summer 2017. 


Happy Papercrafting!

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May 30, 2017

Joanne Bain's Farewell: A Father's Day Card Tutorial From the Master of Detail and Design

Hello, G45ers!

Thank you for joining us today for an extra special farewell edition of our blog.  Today we honor Joanne Bain for sharing her incredible talents and passion for fussy cutting with us these past two years! Joanne has an eye for style, composition, and layering beautifully fussy cut images from our pattern papers to create stunning layouts, cards, and mini albums.  In this post, we will share a brand new Father's Day card Snapguide Tutorial, as well as five of our all-time favorite projects, ranging from a layout to a mushroom house. But first a little about the artist in the spotlight, so pull up a seat and get ready for a fantastic feature.  

 

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"I am Joanne Bain from Queensland, Australia.

I am a very proud mother of 2 and I am happily married to my best friend and have been for 23 years. He is the best husband a girl could ask for and is very supportive of my paper crafting. Most of my inspiration for this craft comes from my wonderful family and friends and also the beautiful array of products that are now available. When I am not scrapbooking, I am kept busy with all activities involving raising a happy family and I like dabbling around with photography which is perfect as I always have something to scrap. 

We live in sunny Queensland Australia along with our 2 dogs and more pet birds then I can count. I have been a scrapbooker for 14 years since my daughter was the age of 3 and then 11 years ago along came the other special boy in my life my gorgeous son, many of my creations tend to feature them.

My preferred scrapping preference is 12 x 12 layouts and creating off the page/altered projects. I am not locked into a specific scrapping style, as I am happy to give anything a go, but I would describe my style as structured with lots of layers, fussy cut paper cutting, detail and dimension.

I am lucky enough to have been published in Australian Scrapbook Memories and Australian Scrapbook Creations magazines numerous times." ~Joanne

 

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Project - Father's Day Card

By Joanne Bain

 

‘I love the colours of the Communique collection, they are beautifully neutral and I think perfect for making a masculine Father's Day card.’ ~Joanne 

 

 

Check out How to Create a Fathers Day Card by Joanne Bain by Joanne Bain on Snapguide.

 

 

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 Here are a few of our favorite project by the wonderful and talented Joanne. 

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Dream Layout

 

"My little man he is a dreamer and in turn he has made my wildest dreams come true so I thought it was very fitting to create a page about him using a dream catcher. As my little man is a nature lover I wanted to create a country feel for my page and the Graphic 45 French Country papers were perfect for this. What says country more then sunflowers and roosters right? I fussy cut and layered all of the sunflowers and then topped my page off with the crowing rooster. I added lots of strings and coloured cotton for texture and to make it look and feel more like a real dream catcher. I added lots of texture to my background and added a very light wash of Dusty In Colour Hot Chocolate for added contrast."  ~Joanne

See full post here.



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Mushroom Fairy House

Joanne's shares this amazing Snapguide Step by step tutorial on how to create your own mushroom fairy house.  

 

 

Check out How to Create a Mushroom Fairy House by Joanne Bain by Joanne Bain on Snapguide.

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Place in Time Planner

"To create my planner I decided to use the Ivory Mixed Media Album as I wanted quiet a neutral colour as a base for the planner. I then mixed 3 of the gorgeous Graphic 45 collections, Place In Time, Childrens Hour and Time To Flourish. These 3 collections mix together perfectly giving me a beautiful finished product. It was a mammoth task to complete, but one that is so worth it. I titled my planner LOVE to remind me everyday that no matter how hard life gets to always respect and love the life I have." ~Joanne

 

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Check out more photos of the planner here

 

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Cafe Parisian Flower Cart

 

Check out How to Create a Basic Flower Cart by Joanne Bain by Joanne Bain on Snapguide.

 

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Celebrate - Expanding Mini Album

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(3) Midnight Masquerade Tag Album ($52)

This week's prize package includes a Midnight Masquerade Patterns & Solids 12x12 paper pad, an 8x8 paper pad, decorative chipboard, die-cut tags and pockets, and a Square Ivory Tag Album, a $50+ value!  To enter to win, just comment here on the blog and/or on Facebook each day.  We will announce one randomly chosen the winner on this Friday's blog. 

 

Thank you for joining us for this fond farewell.  Be sure to thank Joanne for sharing her amazing work with us these past few years.  Joanne, we look forward to watching you on your artistic journey and look forward to seeing what you create in the future!  Join us again tomorrow for a fantastic upcycled cabinet by Maggi Harding.  Until then pull out your stash and get busy having fun!  


Happy Papercrafting!

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May 29, 2017

A Ladies' Diary is Back in Action! Tag and Bracelet by Pam Bray

Hello, G45ers!

Happy Memorial Day to all of you reading this in the states. Today, we are also celebrating the return of one of Graphic 45's most popular releases ever, A Ladies' Diary - DCE, once again available on store shelves near you. In honor of that, Pam Bray is sharing a set of upcycled projects featuring this lovely collection. Her first project is a beautiful tag created from some left over  G45 packaging. Pam uses various pieces from the collection to create a pocket on the tag and also adds some crinkle ribbon for just a touch of feminine vintage flair. Then she shares a coordinating A Ladies' Diary bracelet because sometimes wearable crafts are the most fun. This would make a perfect gift set!

Before we get to the projects, it is time to announce this week's blog prize! We are giving away a Midnight Masquerade prize pack. To enter to win, just comment here on the blog and/or on Facebook each day.  We will announce one randomly chosen winner on this Friday's blog. 

 

(3) Midnight Masquerade Tag Album ($52)

 This prize package includes a Midnight Masquerade Patterns & Solids 12x12 paper pad, an 8x8 paper pad, decorative chipboard, die-cut tags and pockets, and a Square Ivory Tag Album, a $50+ value!  

 

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A Ladies' Diary Upcycled Tag & Bracelet

By Pam Bray

I love to upcycle items I find, buy, beg from friends, collect…you get the picture. I just love making something from nothing or creating something different from the purpose it originally served. I started collecting the packaging from Graphic 45 products when I first joined the team so I have several of the tag like packaging. They are perfect not only for gift tags, books, banners, but also they can become their own gift source by adding small pockets, boxes or other dimensional pieces on the back.” ~Pam Bray

  

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Tips:

  1. Check the wood aisle in your local craft stores for fabulous items to upcycle.

  2. Save packaging, small boxes, and other ephemera to use on projects.

  3. Look at your pattern paper to the images that are on them…you never know which images you will be able to fussy cut and use to decorate with.

  4. Wet ribbon down with water; wad up and hold together with clothespin until dry will create crinkle ribbon

 


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Graphic 45 Supplies:

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A Ladies' Diary Pinterest Board

Looking for more A Ladies' Diary ideas?  Check out our Pinterest Board.  We have a board for each collection we design, as well as for all different types of projects, so make it easy to search.  
 

Thanks for joining us today for a peek inside two great A Ladies' Diary projects by the talented Pam Bray. We are so excited to have this one back on store shelves and in customers hands. We'd love to hear what you will use it for in the comments below. Don't forget to comment here and/or on Facebook daily for your chance to win this weeks prize. See you back here tomorrow for more crafting goodness. 


Happy Papercrafting!

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May 25, 2017

Portrait of a Lady: Box & Album Tutorial & Special Tati Scrap Feature

Hello, G45ers!

Good day to you and welcome to a day we are going to spend featuring a couple picture perfect Graphic 45 Portrait of a Lady projects. Lena Astafeva leads things off with a beautiful box, complete with a matching mini album. We love how the ornate border works as a frame for the portrait in the center of the cover. Check out her YouTube video for a better look and the SnapGuide tutorial for full details on how to create your own. Tati Scrap is up next with a gorgeous mini-album that squeezes in a ton of fun details into a tiny package. She includes a variety of metal pieces in to add depth and weight and all the fold out pages are perfect for filling with mementos. Take a look below to see the perfect inspiration to bring this collection to life. 

   

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Portrait of a Lady Box & Album

By Lena Astafeva

"Today, I want to show a small set: a box, and inside it there is an album. I used Portrait of a Lady collection and a Mixed Media Box. To create such album is very simple. I’ve prepared the tutorial, you can also watch it on video." ~Lena Astafeva

 

Check out How to Mini-Album With Box by Elena Astafeva on Snapguide.

 

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Lena's Box & Album Video Tour

 

Graphic 45 Supplies: 

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Hello Beautiful Album 

By Tati Scrap

"Hi !! Today a project with a new Graphic 45 collection...it is a beauty!!

Portrait of a Lady

In love ..." ~Tati Scrap

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Graphic 45 Supplies:

 

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This week we are giving away a set that includes A Ladies Diary - DCE, Portrait of a Lady 12x12 Pad, 12x12 Patterns & Solids Pad, a Journaling Chipboard, Ephemera Cards, Shabby Chic Metal Brads, Clock Keys, and a set of ATC Black Policy Envelopes-that is over a $100 value! To enter to win, just comment here on the blog daily or over on our Facebook page.

Thanks for joining us today for this journey through an album of Portrait of a Lady projects by Lena and Tati. We hope you have enjoyed their work as much as we have. Don't forget you can comment below for your chance to win items from this lovely collection and more. Let us know how you have been using Portrait of a Lady recently. We hope to see you back here tomorrow when we share even more design team creations. 


Happy Papercrafting! 


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