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February 27, 2017

Monday with Midnight Masquerade

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Midnight Masquerade is hitting stores and making a splash! Pam Bray and Maria Cole share gorgeous projects with this great new collection. Who doesn't love the color scheme of these papers? Pam make a gorgeous wreath with a tutorial! Try it out today.

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“I love to create wreaths for my home or to give to others for theirs. Graphic 45 Midnight Masquerade Collection is perfect as we are coming into the wintery months and looking forward to spring. My Midnight Masquerade Wreath will be a fun, refreshing and vibrant way to give my home or someone else’s some added fun” ~Pam

 

Check out How to Create a Graphic 45 Midnight Masquerade Wreath by Pam Bray on Snapguide.

Pam's Snapguide Tutorial

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Tip: Adding paper behind a chipboard wreath gives you added work space to create with.

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Tip: Adding washi tape behind accordion cuts will help them from tearing when folded.

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Supply List

Graphic 45 Midnight Masquerade 12” x 12” Paper Collection
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Metal Clock Keys
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key Holes
Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Wreath Circles
Sizzix Accordion Mini Rosette Die
Paper Studios 4” Round Mixed Media Burlap Doily
1” Daisy Punch
Small Flower Punch
½” Circle Punch
May Arts Variegated Ribbon and Tan Twine
½” Epoxy Circles
Clear Gemstones
Sanding Block
Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Adhesive
Pop Dots
Stylus
Soft Mat

Maria made the most beautiful layout. These details are incredible!

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"When I first saw Midnight Masquerade, I immediately honed in on the sentiment: “We are the music makers and the dreamers of dreams.” Coming from a musical family (and one that likes to have fun), I instantly thought of a photo I took of my husband playing “air trumpet” while we were in New Orleans as newlyweds. This colorful collection is perfect for capturing those playful, mysterious and whimsical memories!" ~Maria

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Supply List

Graphic 45 Midnight Masquerade Midnight Masquerade
Graphic 45 Midnight Masquerade Romantic Rendezvous
Graphic 45 Midnight Masquerade Deliciously Decadent
Graphic 45 Midnight Masquerade Moonlight Mystery
Graphic 45 Midnight Masquerade Savor the Magic
Graphic 45 Midnight Masquerade Music Makers
Graphic 45 Midnight Masquerade Venetian Carnival
Graphic 45 Midnight Masquerade Irresistible Intrigue
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Petaloo Chantilly Mixed Blooms - Lilac/Purple; Sugared Minis - Gold/Sienna
Spellbinders - Labels 8, Decorative Labels 8, Fantastic Flourish 2
Stickles - Cherry Ice, Diamond, Gold, Copper

This week we are giving away Off to the Races and an ATC Book Box and Metal Door Pull Staples!  What a fun prize pack! Who wants to win? Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to take part! This is a super fun prize pack, so make sure to enter today!

Off to the Races, ATC Book Box, Metal Prize $40 Graphic 45

We hope you have an amazing Monday! We're so glad you joined us today. 

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

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

February 24, 2017

Words to Craft By with Graphic 45!

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Magda Cortez and Marina BlauKitchen share wonderful projects with us inspired by their favorite quotes. You will love the ideas and tips they give you below. It's going to be a great Friday! Let's see Magda's project first: 

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"Hi All… Destiny! Decisions Determine Destiny.. True! That’s one of my favorite quotes and the one I like for my Scrapbooking journey.. The more decisions I take the most determined I am to  make my dreams come true.. Destiny is the unknown but I think some times we can change it if we wanted.. Determination is the key! So this is today my lovely quote I framed with the beautiful Paper Portrait of a Lady.. the roses give to my quote the elegance I wanted to the frame.. I got this quote at Creativation last month and I think that was the one I wanted to use for my assignment.. I love gold and it was perfect for the idea I had.. what do you think? Decisions Determine Destiny?"

XOXO – Magda Cortez

Destiny framed Quote, Portrait of a Lady, By Magda Cortez, Product of Graphic 45, Photo 04 of 05

Tip: To glue paper to glass or metal use Gem Adhesive.. it bonds embellishments to many surfaces including glass, metal or fabric and it dries clear!

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Destiny framed Quote, Portrait of a Lady, By Magda Cortez, Product of Graphic 45, Photo 04 of 05


Destiny framed Quote, Portrait of a Lady, By Magda Cortez, Product of Graphic 45, Photo 04 of 05

Supply List:

Portrait of a Lady 12x12 Paper Collection
Petaloo Flowers
White Frame
Quote made with Minc Gold Foil
Embellishments from my stash

Marina BlauKitchen reminds us we're never too old for fairy tales with this amazing altered frame!

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"Love frames to exhibit my photos and my favorites quotes too! Choose yours and make it combining with fussy cut paper relative to your quote. It’s very funny and decorative for your walls.

This one reminds me not to forget that we all have a child inside no matter how old you are." ~Marina BlauKitchen


Check out How to Decorate a Wall Frame With a Quote by Marina Blaukitchen on Snapguide.

Marina's Snapguide Tutorial

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Tip: Try some backgrounds until you get one that looks nice and at the same time allows you to easily read the quote.

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Tip: Fussy cut the paper and adapt it to the size of your frame making some layers as if they climbed one or more of their sides.

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Supply List

4501338 Enchanted Forest
#4501339 Enchanted Forest Sumptuous Floral
#4501341 Enchanted Forest Exquisite Epoch
#4501343 Enchanted Forest Brilliant Gem
#4501344 Enchanted Forest Gallant Knight
#4501345 Enchanted Forest Medieval Splendor
#4501350 Enchanted Forest Chipboard 2
A wooden frame

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

-Vickie in GA: G45 Blog is

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

Proper Gentleman 12x12, 8x8, Staples Graphic 45 Prize

Thank you for joining us for another great week on the blog! Join us tomorrow when we share a great project sheet. Then, Sunday, we have a special stamp tutorial. You won't want to miss it! See you then.

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

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

February 20, 2017

Terrific Ideas with Tag Staples!

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Get great ideas with our Tag Staples this Monday! Einat Kessler and Magda Cortez share creative and awesome ideas today using the amazing Olde Curiosity Shoppe (our Deluxe Collector's Edition hits stores very soon!) and Magda has incredible non-traditional Spring tags with wonderful sentiments! Take a look at this great interactive tag album by Einat

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"I’ve wanted to create an interactive mini album from these tags from the moment I saw them. But only when Olde Curiosity Shoppe paper collection came back I felt ready. This is the perfect collection for this type of mini album. There are so many images and details to fussy cut into embellishments and interactive mechanisms that fit the tags size exactly." ~Einat

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Tip #1: Use dimensional foam tape to make the images pop out of the page. Cut two or three identical images and layer them with the tape.

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Tip #2: Each G45 has a words page that is great for adding text. Change the order of the words or even the letters to create your own words and quotes.

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Supply List

Olde Curiosity Shoppe 12x12 papers
Regular Tag Album Kraft, White, Black

We love these "Friends" and "XOXO" Spring tags from Magda! Check out her great process tutorial video below and make your own: 

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"Hi All.. I want to show you this beautiful tags I did ..  and as I said.. Non Traditional Spring Tags.. why non traditional? Well..  Why always Spring has to be pastels? I love work with black so I decided to make my spring project in black oranges and greens.. also I fussy cut the edges of the Cardstock Die Cut Flowers and I love the dimension they give to the tags.. a lovely seam binding and voila! A Spring Tag.. what to you think.. Traditional pastel or Crazy Magda’s Spring tags?

Have a wonderful day!"

Magda

Non-Conventional Spring Tags Video Tutorial

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Tip: Cut the edges of the flowers to make another beautiful flower and use a button or pearl as a center of the flower!


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Supply List:

Natural Sketchbook 12x12 Paper
Natural Sketchbook Patterns & Solids
Natural Sketchbook Cardstock Die Cuts
Natural Sketchbook Ephimera Cards
Alpha Banner – ATC Kraft
Embellishments from my stash

This week we are giving away an amazing prize pack filled with our retired collection A Proper Gentleman!  Also, it has some great Tag Staples and Stamped Metal Brads. Who wants to win? Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to take part! This is a super fun prize pack, so make sure to enter today!

Proper Gentleman 12x12, 8x8, Staples Graphic 45 Prize

What do you like to create with our Tag Staples? 

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

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

February 17, 2017

Create Jewelry with Graphic 45!

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Today, we have an extra special blog in store for you. Did you know you can make beautiful jewelry with Graphic 45? The possibilities are endless! Joanne Bain and Katelyn Grosart give stunning jewelry ideas with Graphic 45 Staples, papers, and chipboard. How fun is this? Let's take a look at a breathtaking Steampunk necklace from Joanne:  

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"To create my steampunk pendant I used the larger Graphic 45 Metal Clock Keys as the base and then added other smaller metal cogs and flowers. To create more interest on the pendant I layered in more of the smaller Graphic 45 Ornate Keys and then added some of the screws that normally would screw into the back of the graphic 45 Door Knockers for added interest. Once dry I painted the entire pendant with Finnabair Ancient Coin Metallic Paint, I added some Finnabair Light Patina Metallic Paint highlights and then dry brushed again with Ancient Coin paint." ~Joanne


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Supply List

4500545 Ornate Metal Keys
4501293 Metal Clock Keys
4501028 Antique Brass Door Knockers - Screws only

Who doesn't love a chunky bracelet? Katelyn uses Communique, our Metal Staples, and chipboard to make a stunning statement piece!

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"Have you ever thought of using your scrapbooking supplies in another craft, such as making jewelry? Some of us were challenged to create a jewelry piece using the Staples and or paper from Graphic 45. So today I’ve created a fabulous Vintage Chunky Bracelet using a variety of Staples and the Communique Deluxe Collectors Edition. You’ll want to read the tutorial below and learn how to recreate your own Vintage Chunky Bracelet at home." ~Katelyn

Check out How to Create a Bracelet Using Graphic 45 Products by Katelyn Grosart on Snapguide.

Vintage Chunky Bracelet, Communique DCE, Tutorial By Katelyn Grosart, Product By Graphic 45, Photo 1

Tip: Mix and match your staples to create different interest on your bracelet.

Tip: When using chipboard pieces, make sure to cover the back of the pieces so that you don’t see raw chipboard.


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Tip: Add fussy cut paper images to the keyholes, door pull and keys to dress the pieces up.


Vintage Chunky Bracelet, Communique DCE, Tutorial By Katelyn Grosart, Product By Graphic 45, Photo 1

Supply List

Communique Deluxe Collectors Edition
Staples: Metal Brads, Ornate Metal Key Holes, Antique Metal Door Pull, Ornate Metal Keys
Wire Cutters & Pliers
7mm Jump Rings
Bracelet
Eyepins
Clear Bauble Beads
Black Soot Distress Ink/Blending Tool
Sookwang Tape
Glue Dots
Scissors

Now, let's announce this week's blog winner! Our randomly chosen winner is...
 
-Jackie P: Beautiful projects and I am in love with this collection! This prize pack is amazing and would be so excited to win! 
 
Congratulations, Jackie! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Many thanks to all who entered this week!
 
$85 Graphic 45 Prize Pack
Who wants to show off their Graphic 45 by wearing it? We know we do! Try these great ideas for gorgeous statement pieces that are truly one-of-a-kind!
 
Happy Jewelry-Making,
 
The G45 Family
 
Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here

February 13, 2017

Beauty with Nature Sketchbook

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We love the beautiful and luscious Nature Sketchbook collection. Our designers are making incredible projects with this collection. Today, Pam Bray shares a brilliant birdhouse. Then, Ambassador Clare Charvill shares a great album and video tour. First, let's take a look at Pam's awesome birdhouse!

 

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“I love the change of seasons but at times during the winter months  I am so ready for spring.  Spring means the return of bluebirds! We have bluebirds that move into the same birdhouse now for 12 years! They come build their nest, lay their eggs and show their babies how to fly. When I seen the Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook collection I knew it would make a fabulous birdhouse home décor project and couldn’t wait to create one.” ~Pam

 

Check out How to Create Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook Birdhouse by Pam Bray on Snapguide.

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Tip: Using a good pair of detail scissors bring the paper into the scissors to fussy cut.

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Tip: Rolling flat pieces with a stylus on soft mat and using tweezers will give added depth to projects.

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Supply List

Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook 8 x 8 Paper Pad
Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook 6 x 6 Patterns and Stripes Paper Pad
Graphic 45 Decorative Chipboard
Graphic 45 Journaling Chipboard
Graphic 45 Flowers
Graphic 45 Brads
7 ½” x 7 ½ Wood Birdhouse
Hampton Arts Nature Sketchbook Stamp Set
Sizzix Hello Doily Die
Deco Art Media: Yellow Oxide, Carbon Black, English Red Oxide Antiquing Cream
Paper Studios Metal Feathers and Handle
Wood Spool
Grey Netting
Stylus
Tweezers
Soft Mat
Distress Tool
Adhesive
Pop Dots
Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Scissors

Now, Clare shares a most beautiful album! Take a look:

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"Nature Sketchbook is such a beautiful collection to work with it was hard to chose which papers to work together through the pages. I've combined 12 x 12 papers, 12 x 12 Patterns and Solids, Journaling and Decorative Chipboard pieces, Stickers, Ephemera cards and pockets and tags to create a very interactive album to hold those treasured photos of special moments. A simple ribbon closure holds everything together. " ~Clare


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Nature Sketchbook Album Video Tour


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Nature Sketchbook Album A Clare Charvill Graphic 45


Nature Sketchbook Album A Clare Charvill Graphic 45

There's a PDF Tutorial and full on line workshop with follow along videos available if you'd like to make the album yourself.  Link below
 
Supply List 
 
Chipboard and Card for the album structure 
Various Punches and Dies
Double Sided Tape & Tacky Glue
 
It’s Valentine’s week! In honor of this holiday, we want to spread some crafty love. This week we are giving away a big prize pack full of $85 worth of Place in Time, our Deluxe Collector’s Edition, and a 12x12 of our beloved Home Sweet Home! Also, it has some super awesome Staples. Who wants to win? Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to take part! This is a super fun prize pack, so make sure to enter today!
 
(3) PiT & HSH 12x12, Mixed Media, Metal - BIG GUY $85 Graphic 45
Have you created with Nature Sketchbook yet? 
 
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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