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March 03, 2015

Send Cards this National Craft Month

Secret Garden Shaker Card Lori Williams Graphic 45

Cards are a perfect canvas to tackle if your crafting mojo is feeling low. Also, there is always someone celebrating a birthday, wedding, anniversary, job, baby, or more that would love a handmade card, so that can be a great incentive to create one! Today, we have some gorgeous ideas from Lori Williams and Ginger Ropp. Lori even has a tutorial for her Once Upon a Springtime card!

Lori created this spring-ready card and we are in love! Make it yourself with her Snapguide below!

"This was one of my all-time favorite collections from Graphic 45 and I’m so thrilled to be able to work with it again.  This magical paper was perfect to create a glitter/pearl shaker card and I’ve got a tutorial to show you how to make your own shaker card.  One of my design team members said it looked like the fairies were blowing bubbles and I loved her interpretation, so now when I look at my fairies that is all I see too.  To me it just adds to the magic." ~Lori

Once Upon a Springtime Shaker Card Lori Williams Graphic 45

Check out How to Create a Graphic 45 Shaker Card by Lori Williams on Snapguide.  

Lori's Card Snapguide Tutorial


Once Upon a Springtime  Shaker Card Lori Williams Graphic 45


Once Upon a Springtime  Shaker Card Lori Williams Graphic 45


Once Upon a Springtime  Shaker Card Lori Williams Graphic 45

 

Supply List

Graphic 45
12 x 12 Once Upon a Springtime  
Woodland Fantasy

Enchanted Forest
Once Upon A Springtime Cut Apart
Flight of Fancy
Fairy Folk
Tiny Treasures
Pixie Post
Core'dinations/Graphic 45 :Precious Pink
Other Products Used:
Birds and Blooms Heartfelt Die and Stamp
Dew Drops
Foam Tape
Fairy Glitter
Antique Linen Distress Marker
Spun Sugar Distress Marker
Spellbinders Label 17
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Upcycled Packaging
Ruler
X-acto tool

Distress Ink Applicator  

Ginger shares 3 stunning cards using Artisan Style and we love these simple, dynamic cards. Glorious!

"Oh how I love the colors in the new Artisan Style Collection. I used the gorgeous cut aparts to create some really quick cards. I love the rich colors and bold graphics. This collection reminds me of the Art Deco era. Love it!" ~Ginger

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Artisan Style Card 1


Artisan Style Card 1

 


Artisan Style Card 1


Artisan Style Card 1


Artisan Style Card 1

 


Supply List

Artisan Style 12x12 Creative Ideal
Artisan Style 12x12 Decorative Flourish
Artisan Style 12x12 Natural Beauty
Artisan Style 12x12 This Old House
Core'dinations Cardstock Tuscan Sunset
Core'dinations Cardstcok Blue Lagoon
Graphic 45 Staples Metal Butterflies
Graphic 45 Staples Drawer Pulls
Petaloo Flowers
Recollections Flowers
May Arts Silk Taupe Ribbon
Stampin Up Daffodil Delight Seam Binding
Stampin Up Very Vanilla Cardstock
Dimensional foam adhesive

 Don't forget to enter our Raining Cats & Dogs giveaway this week! Enter below:

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Will you try a card out this week? We'd love to see it! Share them on our Facebook page.

Happy Cardmaking,

Graphic 45

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

 

March 02, 2015

10 Tips to Kick off National Craft Month

  10 Crafting Tips from Graphic 45 for National Craft Month! #graphic45

It's the first Monday in March, so let's kick off this party with 10 Tips to get you ready for this National Craft Month! We hope we all carve out more time for crafting this month and live up this fun month. Here are 10 Tips to get you ready to create. Also, stay until the end of the blog for a great giveaway this week!

1. The growing is in the doing. Put aside just a bit of time each day to get into the craft room. Even if you only have 30 minutes, working on your passion and creativity will enrich your day!

 

Get Some Great Ideas on the Cre8time Website!

 

2. Find a mentor! There are so many amazing designers and tutorials out there online and in your local scrapbook store. Choose one, even if you think you can’t accomplish what they create, give it a shot! You’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish!

Follow Graphic 45®'s board Fun Tutorials! on Pinterest.

Graphic 45 Fun Tutorials Pinterest Board

 

3.Try layering beautiful imagery with fussy cutting! Nichola Battilana has an amazing video to give you great tips on how to tackle this technique:

 

 

Nichola's Fussy Cutting Video

 

4. Don’t have many supplies? Challenge yourself to create with one sheet of paper! Here’s a great tutorial from Keri Sallee:

 

 

Keri's 12x12 One-Page Mini album Tutorial

 

5. Don’t feel trapped by using one collection. Mix and match with colors and layers and you may create something amazing!

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Layout by Jane Tregenza using Typography & Bird Song. She is a master of mixing patterns and collections to create a dynamic layout!

 

6. Do you want your craft space to stay more organized? Annette Green has some awesome ideas in her three-video series on how to create an organized, creative space!

 

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7. Remember, there are no mistakes in crafting!

 

8. Worried about what you’re going to do with a project once you create it? Our Design Team will provide some great ideas this month for that very topic, but if you want to create and don’t have the space - give it away! Brighten someone’s day with a handmade gift.

 

9. Give yourself a challenge this March to use your stash! Try a project or a paper pack you’ve been scared to tackle and do it!

 

10. Want more tips? Visit our Graphic 45 Tips Pinterest Board!

Follow Graphic 45®'s board Graphic 45 Tips on Pinterest.

What tips do our amazing G45ers have to share? Comment below with your favorite crafting tips and they may get shared on Facebook this National Craft Month!

Now, we can't have a Monday without a giveaway! This week, you could win this $71 prize pack of Raining Cats & Dogs! Woo hoo, what a great prize pack! Just enter below:

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Thanks for joining us this National Craft Month! There's only more goodies coming your way. Hope these tips help you get back that crafting mojo!

Happy Papercrafting,

Graphic 45

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

 

 

March 01, 2015

Be Timeless with Times Nouveau

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Welcome to the blog this special Sunday, G45ers! Today we are celebrating our Deluxe Collector's Edition Times Nouveau. We are so excited about our re-releases of our older collections, and this was one of our very first collections we ever created. The Deluxe Collector's Edition comes with 2 sets of each of the 12 double-sided papers, cardstock stickers, and chipboard! Ginny Nemchak shares an amazing altered journal with this rich collection today. We are so excited to share it with you!

It's the first day of National Craft Month! We have so much fun in store. We are so excited this fun month is finally here!

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Sizzix has an amazing giveaway they are hosting for National Craft Month, and this week is Paper Week! So you can win Graphic 45 goodies and so much more! 

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So from March 1st to March 7th, enter for your chance to win:

1) SizzixBig Shot Machine

2) Echo Park-Assorted paper collections including: Anything GoesDots and StripesJack and Jill

3) Graphic 45-Assorted prize pack including: Artisan StyleMixed Media Album in black and the Antique Metal Door Pull

4) Hampton Art & Jillibean Soup: Assorted prize pack including: Jillibean Soup Summer Red Raspberry Soup Collection Pack, Scrap Labels, Wood Veneers, Cam & Chloe assorted Stamps, Wood Sprinkles, Beanboard Alphas.

Don’t miss it! Enter using the Rafflecopter Widget below:

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Check out the entire Sizzix March Craftness schedule here:

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Now, let's see the amazing Times Nouveau journal Ginny created! She layered this rich imagery so beautifully, and topped it off with incredible Staples, ribbon, and more!

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Times Nouveua Journal 1


Times Nouveua Journal 1


Times Nouveua Journal 1


Times Nouveua Journal 1

Supply List

Graphic 45 Times Nouveau~It’s the Berries
Graphic 45 Times Nouveau~Bee’s Knees
Graphic 45 Times Nouveau~Lollapalooza
Graphic 45 Times Nouveau~Chipboard
Graphic 45 Times Nouveau~Stickers
Graphic 45 Staples~Shabby Chic Metal Ornate Keys
Graphic 45 Staples~Shabby Chic Metal Keyholes
Graphic 45 Staples~Shabby Chic Metal Brads
Tim Holtz Distress Ink~Gathered Twigs
Really Reasonable Ribbon

Get more Times Nouveau inspiration on our Pinterest Board! There's so many beautiful projects to find!

Follow Graphic 45®'s board Times Nouveau on Pinterest.

Times NouveauPinterest Board

We're so glad you joined us today! What gorgeous projects using Times Nouveau. What have you created with this collection? Share it on our Facebook page! We cannot wait to see. We hope you have a wonderful Day 1 of National Craft Month!

Happy National Craft Month,

Graphic 45

 

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

February 28, 2015

Beautiful work with Baby 2 Bride

Baby Boy Mini Album 2

Today we want to celebrate our Deluxe Collector's Edition Baby 2 Bride! This was the very first collection we released along with Times Nouveau and what a journey it's been for Graphic 45 since! We now sell these in stores with 2 of each of the 12 double-sided papers, stickers, and chipboard. The images have been digitally remastered, and Ginny Nemchak shows us gorgeous ideas with these beautiful papers!

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Create with Baby 2 Bride Today!

Ginny made a gorgeous mini album using Baby 2 Bride and some sheets from Precious Memories. What a perfect creation to welcome baby!

Baby Boy Mini Album 1


Baby Boy Mini Album 1


Baby Boy Mini Album 1

 


Baby Boy Mini Album 1


Baby Boy Mini Album 1


Baby Boy Mini Album 1


Baby Boy Mini Album 1


Baby Boy Mini Album 1


Baby Boy Mini Album 1

Ginny beautifully uses tags, layered papers, florals and tags to make this gorgeous album. We are in love!


Baby Boy Mini Album 1


Baby Boy Mini Album 1

Supply List

Graphic 45 Baby 2 Bride~Lullaby
Graphic 45 Baby 2 Bride~Sentimental Baby
Graphic 45 Baby 2 Bride~Love is Blue
Graphic 45 Baby 2 Bride~From This Moment
Graphic 45 Baby 2 Bride~Endless Love
Graphic 45 Baby 2 Bride~Unforgettable
Graphic 45 Precious Memories~Precious Memories
Graphic 45 Precious Memories~Cuddle Time
Graphic 45 Precious Memories~Cutie Pie
Graphic 45 Precious Memories~Pat-a-Cake
Graphic 45 Precious Memories~Baby’s Breath
Graphic 45 Staples~Medium Tag Album-Ivory
Graphic 45 Staples~Shabby Chic Ornate Metal  Key Holes
Graphic 45 Staples~Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key
Really Reasonable Ribbon Trim
Reasonable Ribbon Mulberry Flowers
Dusty Attic Chipboard
Tim Holtz ~Metal Clip
Tim Holtz Distress Ink~Gathered Twigs
Spellbinders Dies
Petaloo Flowers

Want more inspiration with Baby 2 Bride? Just check out our Baby 2 Bride Pinterest Board!

Follow Graphic 45®'s board Baby 2 Bride on Pinterest.

Baby 2 Bride Pinterest Board

Join us starting tomorrow for National Craft Month! We're sending a special newsletter on March 1 and our blog will be filled every day with beautiful creations throughout this month. You'll also get to read in-depth interviews with our Design Team and enjoy some great tutorials from them. It will be a month to remember! 

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Thanks for joining us today! We cannot wait to see what you will create with Baby 2 Bride and hope today provided some inspiration for you. Have a wonderful Saturday, G45ers!

Happy Papercrafting,

Graphic 45

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

February 26, 2015

Welcome New Baby Using Precious Memories

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Who has a friend or a family member or is expecting a little baby bundle of joy soon? Well, we have beautiful projects on the blog today made with Precious Memories, our adorable new collection that is perfect for all things baby. You will fall in love with the perfect colors and imagery on these projects. Yumi Muraeda and Lori Williams create such beautiful pieces with this collection and you will leave the blog feeling delighted!

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Create with Precious Memories today!

First, we have a gorgeous altered shadowbox from Yumi that has sweet heart boxes and cards filling the inside. So much joy in this project!

Gorgeous Precious Memories shadowbox with beautiful hearts and cards inside by Yumi! #graphic45


Look at all these goodies in Yumi's Precious Memories shadowbox! Amazing cards, hearts, beautiful sentiments, and more! #graphic45


Precious Memories heart boxes and cards by the amazing Yumi! #graphic45


Precious Memories shadowbox by Yumi! So many gorgeous florals and details! #graphic45


Precious Memories shadowbox by Yumi. Gorgeous #graphic45


Yumi amazes with this Precious Memories shadowbox #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic45 Precious Memories 12’ pad
Faber Castell Glass Bead Glitter Gel
Inkagold
Race Paper

Next, we have a gorgeous card from Lori! She so beautifully uses Spellbinders dies for this stunning card!

"This card is one that shows how beautiful a card can be using just paper and layers.  With the help of some Spellbinders dies, border punches and foam tape I’ve created lots of interest with all the layers.  Of course I had to fussy cut out some of flowers sprays and add in, who could resist.   This is such a sweet collection that is super easy to make into vintage baby cards or layouts. " ~Lori

Precious Memories card by Lori with amazing layers and colors! #graphic45


Love these fussy cut flowers and beautiful images on Lori's Precious Memories card #graphic45


Lori uses Spellbinders dies and Precious Memories to make this gorgeous card #graphic45


See more of this beautiful card by Lori using Precious Memories #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45
12 x 12 Precious Memories
Baby’s Breath

Cuddle Time
Cherish
Sugar and Spice
Pat-a-Cake
Other Products Used:
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Spellbinders Opulent Ovals
Spellbinders Sparkle Die
Spellbinders Victorian Bow Couture
X-Acto Tool
Self Healing Mat
CTMH Scallop Boarder Punch
Pearl Brad
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Foam Tape

Today is the last day to enter our giveaway this week! Who wants retired G45? Enter below!

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Thanks for joining us for projects with Precious Memories! Have you picked this collection up yet? We can't wait to see what you will create!

Happy Papercrafting,

Graphic 45

 

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