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August 20, 2014

Share your Daily Memories!

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Which of our G45ers take part in pocket scrapbooking? We love this concept of daily memory-keeping and in such a practical, fun manner. Keri Sallee and Katie Zoey Ho show you great ways to apply this fun new style into your crafting life using Graphic 45. Our pages often have 3x4" and 4x6" images to fit perfectly in your pocket scrapbooking pages.

 

Keri shares her Come Away with Me double layout. This was one of her first times using pocket scrapbooking and she really showed how fun and beautiful these pages can be! She used our new Journaling and Ephemera Cards that work perfectly with this style of crafting.

 

"Confession time….I was totally intimidated by this assignment. Weird...I know, but small projects like cards have never been my forte and to me...this felt like a page full of cards! LOL.


But...once I found my Come Away with Me Journaling and Ephemera cards, I knew this would be so easy.


I also wanted to use it in a different way. I know Come Away with Me is a travel themed collection, but I wanted to use it to document the journey of my kiddos.

Enjoy!"~Keri

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A perfect use of our Come Away with Me journaling chipboard tags!


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Love how she used the Cardstock Tags & Pockets on these pages too!


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Brilliant photos and quotes from Keri. We love her double layout!


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Supply List

Pocket Page Page Protectors (Paper Studio)
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Scissors
G45 Come Away with Me-Journaling and Ephemera Cards
G45 Come Away with Me-Decorative Chipboard
G45 Come Away with Me-Journaling Chipboard 1

Katie shows us another adorable layout using Mother Goose. She didn't even use photos on hers, but the fun imagery from this collection. She really makes the cardstock flowers and chipboard tags shine in this project, as well!

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Supply List

Mother Goose Playful Postage
Mother Goose 8” x 8” Paper Pad
Mother Goose 6” x 6” Patterns & Solids
Mother Goose Alphabet Stickers
Mother Goose Chipboard 1
Mother Goose Banners
Mother Goose Flowers
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Large Page Pockets

Today, Annette Green shares her talents over on the wonderful Paper Crafter's Library blog. We love their blog, and we know that you will want to see Annette's project - it's truly amazing! So, hop on over to visit the Paper Crafter's Library blog today!

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Thanks for joining us for this day enjoying the fun of pocket scrapbooking. Have you given it a try yet? Do you think you'll try it after seeing some awesome examples today? Create handmade treasures to pass down for generations! Thanks to Keri and Katie for showing us fun ways to do so.

Happy Papercrafting,

Graphic 45

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

August 19, 2014

Blissful Botanical Tea

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It's always a good day to share Botanical Tea! We have two wonderful projects from Yumi Muraeda and Nichola Battilana today. There's even a tutorial. What a terrfic Tuesday!

We love when our G45ers share on our Facebook page. Seeing your beautiful projects make our collections truly come alive. Dolly LaBelle‎ made this beautiful set of cards using mainly the signature page of By the Sea. What a great idea to use the image-heavy pages!

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First we have this luscious Botanical Tea house from the amazing Yumi. What a treasure.

"I love afternoon tea. I want to make the Tea House when I saw the paper of Botanical Tea. I made such a fun on the back of the Tea House and I think that I had a good time over a cup of tea with my friends, in such a case, that it might be more fun if there such as Tea Fortune-Telling.  You should also take a single stick Please!" ~Yumi

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The hidden tea storage is such a fun touch. What a perfect gift idea.


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Download Botanical Tea House Pattern

Supply List

Botanical tea 12’ paper pad
Botanical tea Cardstock Alphabet Stickers
Botanical tea Cardstock Stickers
Botanical tea Cardstock Tags and pockets
Botanical tea Cling Stamps2
Acrylic Board
Metal Butterflies
Metal Clothespins
Magnet
Linestone
Plastic Stick
Dew Drops
My Favorite Things STAMPS
(Sentimental about Audrey Hepburn)
Ranger Archival Ink Black

Now, we have the most wonderful wedding guest book by Nichola. What a handmade treasure for a memorable day. She has a great step-by-step tutorial below for this fun project.

"It used to be that weddings were ginormous events and huge tomes with pages and pages were necessary for all of the well wishes from wedding guests. Today however weddings are often smaller, more intimate affairs and perhaps a little handmade book would be more fitting. I know a lovely couple trekking off to Vegas to get hitched soon and this little book made with Botanitcal Tea and Large Staples Tags will be the perfect little book to toss into a suitcase and collect congratulations from their guests." ~Nichola

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Guestbook Tutorial

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Step One:  Cut several sheets of paper to 3.9” x 8”, the same size as the large tags. You could use regular bond (printer) paper or splurge and use better quality for something a little more special. Use a corner punch to round the edges of your paper so that they align perfectly with the tag edges.

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Step Two: On ONE of the large tags, create a score line at 1.2” from the bottom, short edge.

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Step Three: Cut four pieces of Graphic 45 paper to cover your tags. (I’ve chosen Spring Duet for the outside covers, and Fauna to line the inside.) At 1 ⅛” from the short bottom edge, cut a 1/4” strip from the papers that will embellish the front and back of the cover tag.

 

Affix your papers to the tags. Leave the fold line free on the front cover like so:

 

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Step Four: Wrap a length of Washi Tape around the front cover where the exposed fold line is located and burnish into place.

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Step Five: Puncture small holes in your covers and papers using a small punch, awl or nail. Mine are located .5” from the edge and there are 5 holes evenly spaced apart.

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Step Six: Bind all of the pages together using thread, ribbon or yarn. If you look up Japanese Stab Binding, there are many tutorials available demonstrating this very simple binding technique in a variety of patterns.

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All of these steps will help your book to lay flat when opened, avoid cracking paper, and provide stability to your fold line.

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Step Seven: Now to embellish your cover! I begin with Botanical Tea Stickers...

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… add some Botanical Tea Banners ...

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… and a fussy cut butterfly.

 

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Step Eight: Finally I add a Botanical Tea Chipboard tag, and Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key with a length of pretty ribbon pulled through the tag grommet holes and finish the whole thing off with the lucky couple’s initials using Botanical Tea Alphabet Stickers.

 

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That’s it! Your book is now ready for notes of congratulations!

 

 

Supply list:

 

 Large Tag Album-Ivory

 Washi Tape
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key
Botanical Tea Stickers
Botanical Tea Alphabet Stickers
Botanical Tea Chipboard
Botanical Tea Banners
Spring Duet

Fauna

 Ribbon

Thread/Yarn
Paper

 

Will you try Nichola's tutorial? These are such fun ideas from Yumi and Nichola. Beautiful projects today, we hope they brightened your day.

 

Your Pals in Paper,

 

Graphic 45

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August 18, 2014

Charm Your Little Darlings with Handmade Treasures!

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It's always a perfect day to celebrate the precious little darlings in our lives. Children bring so much joy. Today, we will share handmade treasures for our sweet kids! Andrew Roberts and Ginger Ropp will amaze you with their creations! We also have a new contest today and a super special Podcast with our very own Charee Filimoehala you can listen to below!

It's Monday! Which means...giveaway time! Who wants to win this $35 prize pack of An Eerie Tale? If you do, just comment here on the blog or on Facebook to win. Fun, fun, fun!

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Today, we also wanted to share this amazing Scrap Owl podcast with our wonderful Charee Filimoehala, Director of Customer Servie and Social Media! Charee spoke with Renee. You can also download the podcast via iTunes and Stitcher. Find out more about about how we choose our Design Team, we come up with our new collections, and some fun G45 VIP secrets of the trade. And as always, don't be afraid to cut into those papers! They're all waiting for you to transform it into a beautiful art piece!

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Andrew Roberts is about to amaze you with his incredible set of Little Darlings shower favors! How fun would this be at a baby shower? We love each and every creation! Though Little Darlings is retired, think of the possibilities to create a similar set with Baby 2 Bride or Mother Goose, our current collections! He has banners, cupcake decorations, treat jars, gift bags, gift tags, and more below - how fun!

"The inspiration for this project was a previous creation that was called my Little Darlings chest . It was created to be a great gift and it prompted me to create some baby shower favors to go with it. It was also helpful that little darlings is my favorite graphic 45 collection.

TIP: My tip for multi part projects  is to ensure the embellishments and paper are distributed across all components to ensure project cohesion." ~Andrew

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Imagine getting these adorable treat jars filled with candy! How fun.


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Love the card that goes with this great set - wow!


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Precious faces all around!


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Little Darlings Baby Shower Favors _ group photo with chest(2)

Supply List

Little Darlings 12x12 papers : Little darlings
       Peekaboo
       Bundle of joy
       Lullaby
       Heaven sent
       Rock a bye
       New arrival
       Kewpie cute
       Cherished
       Precious posey
       Little treasures
       Baby borders
Little Darlings 8x8 papers : New arrival
   Bundle of joy
   Rock a bye
   Baby Borders
Graphic 45 / Hampton art Little Darlings cling stamps
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic ornate metal brads
Assorted mulberry paper roses
Bakers twine
coloured card stock
Rhinestone / pearl strips
assorted lace
Mason ball jars
Metal tins
Wooden skewers  

Ginger made this adorable Mother Goose backpack inspired from the Pinterest link below. What a perfect Back to School creation! Enjoy her video below to find out more about this incredible project.

Ginger's Pinterest Inspiration Link

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What a creative and innovative way to keep those memories! It would look perfect in a kid's room filled with photos.


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Supply List

 

Mother Goose Cardstock Stickers
Mother Goose Chipboard 1
Mother Goose Chipboard 2
Mother Goose 6x6 Patterns and Solids
Mother Goose 12x12 Sunshine Stripe
Mother Goose 12x12 Twinkle Little Star
Mother Goose 12x12 Checkers
Mother Goose 12x12 Spot On
Mother Goose 12x12 Humpty Dumpty
Mother Goose 12x12 A Pocketful of Posies
Graphic 45 Staples Brads
Solid Black Cardstock
12x12 Black Medium Weight Chipboard
Scoretape
Wet Glue
Distress Ink Frayed Burlap
Maya Road Red Twine
Basic Grey Small Magnetic Snap

What fun ideas today. Thanks to Andrew and Ginger! See you tomorrow for more amazing projects.

Have a Great Day,

Graphic 45

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

August 15, 2014

Come Away with Graphic 45!

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It's that time of year where we have a nice little collection of summer adventures, travels, and daily journeys. Come Away with Me is a beautiful collection to memorialize these special moments. You are in for a treat with two beautiful creations from Nadya Lifa and Tati Scrap! These will leave you with so much joy to start this weekend.

Before we whisk you away on a paper journey, let's find out who won this week's contest. Our randomly chosen winner is....

-Tracey Ryalls: This paper is so purrfect.... I can hardly wait to use it to scrap my three sweet cats

Congratulations, Tracey! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Many thanks to our G45ers for taking part this week. Stay tuned next week for more chances to win.

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First, let's enjoy this amazing travel album. Your adventures will look so glorious in this fantastic mini! And Nadya got inspired via Pinterest. She just started with color and ended up with a breathtaking mini album.

"I was so inspired by combinations of coral and blue colors, and in the same breath has created a mini-travel-album. I took a basis 12|12 pad, folded them in half, glued so that the sheets can placed between the tags for photos and sew together sheets by Coptic binding. I want so much to my album will be like an old miniature Shabby-book! For the decorations I used fine cutting, pockets, stickers from the collection Come Away With Me. Excellent with this collection combines various metallic decor! The album has plenty of space for photos and recordings on the  miniature tags and pockets serve as an excellent storage for tickets and commemorative items from the travel! Have perfect creations and impressions, travelling and scrap every your moments with amazing Graphic 45!" ~Nadya

 

Nadya's Pinterest Inspiration

 

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Love her fun embellishments! See how much a bottle cap and some other treasures can add to a page.


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Love this idea to hold photos.


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Supply List

Graphic 45 Come Away With Me 8x8 Pad

Graphic 45 Come Away With Me 12x12 Pad
Graphic 45 Come Away With Me Patterns & Solids Pad
Graphic 45 Come Away With Me Tags & Pockets
Graphic 45 Come Away With Me Stickers
Graphic 45 Come Away With Me Decorative Chipboard
Graphic 45 Come Away With Me Journaling Chipboard 2
Graphic 45 Come Away with Me 4x6" and 3x4" Journaling & Ephemera Cards
Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Keys
Graphic 45 Regular Tag Album

Graphic 45 Stamped Metal Brads

Graphic 45 Metal Clothespins

Prima Metal Embellishments, Typo Bulb

Brads, Metal  Embellishments Tim Holtz

Melissa Frances Chic Resin

Shabby Ribbons

Fabric

 

Now, for this gorgeous traveler box from Tati Scrap! Love this beauty so much. It makes you want to plan an adventure just for the crafting possibilities if you haven't already planned one!

 

"This is a traveler box using Graphic 45’s Come Away with Me new collection. Which is what the traveler box would be perfect for to keep traveller memoirs, with a diary and a section to put our photos and postal”~Tati

 

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Tati Scrap Come Away with Me Traveler Box Graphic 45

 

Supply List

 

   12”x 12” Vintage Voyage

 12”x12” Travel Odyssey
12”x12” Globetrotter
12”x12” Come Away with Me

 12”x12” Pleasure Trip
12”x12” Wanderlust
12”x12”Look Out World

Creme Brulee Graphic 45 Lights : Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock

Platinum Stickles

 

Wow, what a beautiful way to end the week. Many thanks to Nadya and Tati Scrap! We will see you next week for more great ideas, more inspiration, and more ways to implement creativity into your daily life.

 

Happy Papercrafting,

 

Graphic 45

 

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

 

August 14, 2014

The Many Possibilities with An Eerie Tale

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Today, we get to enjoy the talents of our brilliant Graphic 45 Ambassadors! Jane Tregenza and Clare Charvill have made two amazing creations with An Eerie Tale. What's so great about these projects is that Jane and Clare show you how you can use the collection for Halloween or for a beautiful non-holiday specific project. The possibilities are endless with this beautiful Autumn-colored collection!

Don't forget you can win one of our new collections this week - Raining Cats & Dogs! How fun! Just comment here on the blog or on Facebook to be entered to win.

Raining Cats & Dogs Contest

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Let's begin with the wonderful An Eerie Tale layout from Jane! Such a great description below of how to think outside the holiday.

"Halloween is not something we celebrate in Australia, but it is gaining ground. We can now buy lots of bits and pieces for Halloween and lots of my friends are now getting into the spirt of this festival. As we didn’t 'do' Halloween when my kids were small, I don’t have any photo’s of them dressed up as ghosts or goblins. It is always a bit of a challenge to do projects and layouts with Graphic 45 wonderful Halloween collections. I always love their collections because of the colours and images. So for me it’s a case of using it but hiding the 'Halloween' bits. So here is my first take on a Graphic 45 'An Eerie Tale' Wedding layout.

First I started with a black cardstock to give me a nice strong border for my layout. Next I cut a sheet of 'Fanciful Fable' . It has owls on it, but you can’t really see them. I then added another black cardstock and a piece of 'Wicked Whimsey'. From a sheet of 'Enchantment' I cut two different borders to make frames on my layout – one I adhered to the 'Fanciful Fable' and the other to 'Wicked Whimsey'. I added another piece of 'Enchantment' and did a triple matt for my photo using two black cardstocks and a piece of 'Fanciful Fable'. Near the bottom I added a border from my piece of 'Wicked Whimsey' and layered strips on top to hide the Halloween words. To finish the page, I added a black chipboard window and shutters from Imaginarium Designs. I added flowers and metal charms to my window. I love metal embellishments, so I added four filigree corners to my layout. I also wanted to add a bit more orange so I added orange brads to the corners of my 'Wicked Whimsey'. A lovely saying, beautiful photo and a chipboard title all go to make this a classic wedding layout."~Jane

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Supply List

Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale
An Eerie Tale
Enchantment
Fanciful Fable
Wicked Whimsey
Imaginarium Designs – chipboard Window and Shutters and Title
Assorted Metal charms, flourish corners, key hole and leaves from Seriously Scrapbooking
Flowers from Green Tara.
Black photo corners
Colour box Dark brown ink

Now, we have the most magical altered art with Clare! Can't you imagine brightening your home in the autumn time with this brilliant creation?

"I adore this collection, with It’s autumn colours and a twist on the fairytale theme. Wonderful for Halloween. Following the fairy tale theme I decided to make an enchanted tower that holds sweets or treats and could be used as a party table centre-piece too.

The tower stands at over 2 feet tall, was cut out of chipboard, painted black and decorated in 12 x 12, 8 x 8 papers and 6 x 6 patterns and solids. It’s in two sections, each with a room behind the window for the characters. The lid lifts off to reveal the sweet/candy caddy. The twisted base is an old wooden candlestick that I up-cycled, painted black and embossed with black embossing powder in places to highlight the swirly stem through the spiraling foliage. I’d forgotten how much I enjoy making flowers. I’m used to making them out of sugar paste for wedding cakes so making paper ones that don’t break was really fun. There’s orange and black roses, golden Cattlaya orchids and oodles of ivy leaves. The glue gun came in real handy to attach the leaves to the twigs." ~Clare

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An Enchanted Tower 1 Clare Charvill Ambassador UK   copy


An Enchanted Tower 1 Clare Charvill Ambassador UK   copy


An Enchanted Tower 1 Clare Charvill Ambassador UK   copy


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An Enchanted Tower 1 Clare Charvill Ambassador UK   copy

Supply List


Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale papers
12 x 12 Unsolved Mystery
8 x 8 An Eerie Tale
8 x 8 Wicked Whimsy
8 x 8 Run and Hide
8 x 8 Unsolved Mystery
6 x 6 Patterns and Solids, black script, orange and cream check and orange solid
Graphic 45 Signature Series Cor’Dinations; Darks Orange, Gold Black and Green
An Eerie Tale Chipboard Pieces
An Eerie Tale Banners
Other Supplies
Chipboard
Black Acrylic Paint
Black Embossing Powder
Tacky Glue/ hot Glue and Glossy Accents
Florist Wire and Tape
Dies
Sizzix Dotty and Flowers Border dies 658583
Die-namites Knobby Branch DN-1048
Sizzix – Susan’s Garden Fern 7 Ivy 658412
Sizzix – Susan’s Garden Hardy Geranium 658861 (for Roses)
Sizzix – Susan’s Garden Rose 658411
Sizzix – Susan’s Garden Cattlaya Orchid 658855
Sizzix Susan’s Garden tool kit

This has put us in the autumn spirit! How fun are these creations? Will you use this collection for Halloween or think outside the holiday box? Thanks to Jane and Clare for sharing us the many possibilities with An Eerie Tale!

Happy Creating,

Graphic 45

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