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June 28, 2016

Introducing our New 2016 Graphic 45 Ambassadors: Tati Scrap & Yumi Muraeda!

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We welcome two brand new designers to our 2016 Ambassadors! We are so excited that these two incredible artists have agreed to represent Graphic 45 for this great year. Today, we will take a look at projects by Tati Scrap from Spain and Yumi Muraeda from Japan. You will so enjoy seeing these great projects from these two outstanding artists. Let's get into the fun!

 

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"Hello!!

My name is Raquel, though I’m known as Tati Scrap in the craft´s world.

The name "Tati" is in memory to my lovest dog Tati....she died in 2013, the year I started to be a crafter ...it is my tribute to her.

I´m 40 years old, I was born in Cádiz City, Spain, where the weather is always warm and sunny!   

I am married to an amazing man, Ramon, and we have five dogs!!

I'm a emergencies nurse ..love my profession.

When I discovered Graphic 45 collections in June of 2013, it challenges me... they inspired all, and I do not need nothing else that my nurse scissors and many ideas in my mind.

I am honoured to have been a part of the awesome Graphic 45 family this year like Spain Ambassador... It is. a DREAM!!

I love papercrafting, a world of creativity that I adore with Graphic 45 company!!"

Keep up with Tati Scrap's Blog

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Tati Scrap shares with us her 3 favorite G45 projects!

"I have used a matchbox to make a photo mini album with the amazing “Voyage Beneath the Sea”  new Graphic 45 collection.

This is super ideal to make your own traveller mini and keep it in a customized mini box.

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Check out How to Create a Mini Album in a Matchbox by Tati Scrap on Snapguide.  

Tati's Snapguide Tutorial


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Supply List

Voyage Beneath the Sea 8x8 Pad
Voyage Beneath the Sea 6x6 Patterns & Solids
Voyage Beneath the Sea Tags and Pockets
Voyage Beneath the Sea Decorative Chipboard
Voyage Beneath the Sea Journaling Chipboard
A Matchbox
Chipboards Letters
May Arts Ribbons

 

"This is one of my favorite projects of this year..” A Dream” tag, with one of my favorites Graphic 45 collections, Children´s Hour.

Love to make tags..they are like small treasures.

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Supply List

Regular Tag Album-Ivory
Children's Hour 12x12 Pad:
May Montage
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May Collective 4501230
Children's Hour Decorative Chipboard 4501255
Petaloo flowers
Wood chipboards
A piece of decorative ribbon

"I have made this year one Mixed Media Album per month, I adore them.. And this one was for a mom, called: “ The first year of my baby”

The new Graphic 45 Mixed Media Album are ideal for projects like this.

Each album´s page corresponds to a month of baby life, where you can keep the  ecographies, the Baby Shower invitations, pictures to take every month, to write anecdotes, the weight and growth of the baby…

 all the things that like the mothers for the baby memories !!

Hope you like the idea."

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Supply List

Mixed Media Album-Ivory
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key Holes
Precious Memories 12x12 Paper Pad
Precious Memories Tags & Pockets
Precious Memories Decorative Chipboard
Precious Memories Sticker
Precious Memories Ephemera Cards
Cling Stamp G45 Precious Memories

Tati Scrap has a great idea for our #UniquelyYou Challenge with an awesome tutorial!

"Hello!!

This project is so special for me..it is my first Ambassador work!! :)

I have made a Photo Display, to use like home decor, with one of the Graphic 45 photo´s  Caribbean cruise.

What a great adventure.. and this is perfect to have memories from my trip!!

I have used several papers to make this..love the colors of all them.."

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Check out How to Make a Photo Display by Tati Scrap on Snapguide.  

Tati Scrap's Snapguide Tutorial


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Supply List

Voyage Beneath the Sea
World's Fair
Time to Flourish
By the Sea
Petaloo Flowers
A piece of burlap ribbon

We adore the amazing Yumi Muraeda and we're so glad to welcome her to our 2016 Ambassadors. Let's let Yumi introduce herself:

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"Hello

My name is Yumi Muraeda and I live in Yokohama, Japan with my husband and daughter
I have an experience as a graphic designer and toy designer at long time ago in US

Full with joy that I can craft every day
I am really grateful that I can participate in the members of the new design team as ambassador this time
Thank you so much all member of Graphic 45 I am so appreciate from bottom of my heart

I always get a variety of inspiration when I look at the paper, I start making the story from there
I usually often far-fetched lol, but in production l make the work along the story which I made
When I directly can reach the finished it is great , but I do trial and error many times

I always thinking about people’s happiness, when the people see my work then laughing like he-he and surprising like wow that time I feel so happy

This year I am going to make something fun and simple one, and other one is  even it is to difficult to make but something to put beside longtime

I will work hard creating to make people happy so please every one nice to meet you !!

Keep Up with Yumi's Blog

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See Yumi's Videos

Now, enjoy these 3 fabulous projects Yumi made and shares with us today!

These 3 projcts are I made for Design Festival Tokyo 2016

Mrs Flies Accessory Case,I made her hand moving up and down so little bit spooky

 

Tip: My Lady Accessory Case,Mrs Flies Accessory Case both inside small box are moveable.

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12Mrs Flies Accesoory Case, Steampunk Debutante, by Yumi Muraeda, Product by Graphic 45.

Supply List

Steampunk Debutante
Mini Configurations Chipboard Shadowbox Book Idea - ology - Tim Holtz
Petaloo Flowers
Ribbon
Glossy Accents
Inkagold copper
Prima design trims

"I made this one very simple but after I build the Book Box I painted with Black acrylic then lightly brushed with Paitina Anticante color Rame so it become Velvety Luster.

The drawers are first I paste paper to chipbord then die cut this way you can make a perfect looking.

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1My Memory Drawers, An Abc Primer, by Yumi Muraeda, Product by Graphic 45.

Supply List

An ABC Primer
kaisercraft book box
Black acrylic
Paitina Anticante color Rame
Glossy Accents

1My Lady Accesoory Case, A Ladies Diary, by Yumi Muraeda, Product by Graphic 45.


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1My Lady Accesoory Case, A Ladies Diary, by Yumi Muraeda, Product by Graphic 45.


1My Lady Accesoory Case, A Ladies Diary, by Yumi Muraeda, Product by Graphic 45.

Supply List

A Ladies’ Diary
Mini Configurations Chipboard Shadowbox Book Idea - ology - Tim Holtz
Petaloo Flowers
Ribbon
Glossy Accents
Inkagold pink
Prima design trims

Yumi has a brand new idea for us and a great pattern so you can create these yourself! How fun!

"Basic is a simple paper house, I made each one with a piece of paper, small house is I used just one 12’ paper and this time I made the house of the 3 differnce story  with three kinds of paper.

To come out at the beginning of the video, it is a Safari Park Ranger Office. Here safari suit and helmet of lending for the expedition ,  also lending lantern and tent too, so you can jungle expedition at any time 

The following is an Alice’s strange-Odd Tea house. Even though there is being held Tea Party in the house. But Alice became big by eating mushroom so stretched the neck from the back of the house !

The third is the Secret Garden Museum. A variety of plants and fish around the world and  shellfish, insects too you can see through a long exhibition hall .  Next to the building there is also a specimen of the valuable birds on the shelf of the display products. Please Come and See!

Tip: Simple and easy to make a paper house one for 6’ house and one for 4’ house"

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Yumi's Video Tutorial

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2Safari Park Ranger Office, Safari Adventure, by Yumi Muraeda, Product by Graphic 45.

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2Secret Gaden Museum, Botanicabella, by Yumi Muraeda, Product by Graphic 45.


2Secret Gaden Museum, Botanicabella, by Yumi Muraeda, Product by Graphic 45.


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10Secret Gaden Museum, Botanicabella, by Yumi Muraeda, Product by Graphic 45.


10Secret Gaden Museum, Botanicabella, by Yumi Muraeda, Product by Graphic 45.


10Secret Gaden Museum, Botanicabella, by Yumi Muraeda, Product by Graphic 45.

Supply List

Safari Park Ranger Office
Safari Adventure: 12x12,8x8,6x6 Patterns and Solids,
Ribbon
Alice's Odd Tea House,
Hallowe’en in Wonderland Collection
Ribbon
Secret Garden Museum
Botanicabella
Petaloo Flowers
Ribbon
Glossy Accents

We have an awesome new contest this week with Cityscapes and G45 Staples including our Metal Brads and Square Tag Album! All you have to do to enter this contest is comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page. We will announce a winner on Friday - so enter this great giveaway this week!

Cityscapes Prize Pack

We are so excited about our 2016 Ambassadors! Join us tomorrow as we introduce our 2016 Special Project Designers who help design G45 classes taught all over the world. How fun!

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

 

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June 27, 2016

Welcome the Incredible 2016 Ambassadors: Andrew Roberts, Clare Charvill, and Jim, The Gentleman Crafter!

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We are so excited to welcome the first half of our Ambassadors today: Andrew Roberts, Clare Charvill, and Jim, the Gentleman Crafter! This blog is jam-packed with great ideas and projects by these incredible artists, so we'll let them take over the blog today. Enjoy these awesome ideas! First, we introduce the amazing Andrew Roberts (who spoils us with tutorials!) to our Ambassadors:

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"My name is Andrew Roberts, I live in Tasmainia, Australia. I am married and have 4 daughters and three sons. I am a registered nurse working in operating theatres. I have been artistic for a lot of my life. I have turned my hand at many different skills including watercolour wildlife drawing, mohair teddy bear making and found my niche in the paper crafting world. I have been scrapbooking and paper crafting for approximately 14 years. To be a Graphic 45 Ambassador has been a paper craft goal of mine since the introduction of the program. I love all things graphic 45 and have a serious addiction to their wonderful products. They are very versatile and have a fabulous colour palette. I am expanding my skills continuously and involvement within the industry here in australia and I look forward to sharing my love of graphic 45 over the coming year. I love to share my joy of Graphic 45 products on social media so hope to see you around.  Please have a look at my blog down under crafter."

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"How many crafters have a multitude of photos on the computer. I have a box with lots of printed ones as well. I found a collection of photos of my son jacob and I wanted a display where I could change the picture from time to time. So made a slide frame and mounted the photos in pairs and of course there had to be a box on there somewhere. I also decided to try the same project with a few spare wedding photos. I really love the way every Graphic 45 collection can be used for my projects even if am replicating the same design.

Tip: Layer fussy cut images from the Graphic 45 papers vertically to create dimension and depth. Ensure there is a slight overlap to create uniformity of the images.

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Supply List

Graphic 45 ABC Primer Deluxe Collector’s Edition
12 x 12 Papers : School Days
: happy Go Lucky
: Building Blocks
: Calico cut aparts
: Games and Playtime
: The three R’s
: Alphabet soup
: Grammar School
Graphic 45 ABC Primer Deluxe Collector’s Edition Cardstock Stickers
Graphic 45 ABC Primer Deluxe Collector’s Edition Chipboard
Graphic 45  Claw feet
Graphic 45 Mon Amour 12 x 12 Paper Pad
Graphic 45 Mon Amour 8 x 8 Paper Pad
Graphic 45 Mon Amour 6 x 6 Patterns and solids
Graphic 45 Mon Amour Cardstock Stickers
Graphic 45 Mon Amour Chipboard 1
Graphic 45 Mon Amour Chipboard 2
Construction Chipboard
Flowers
Metal findings

"When I first received my enchanted forest papers in the post I was drawn to the shield images and I thought what great shape for a constructed project. Combining this with my love of box projects, the enchanted forest shield was born. I hid a little mini album inside that I filled with pictures of my youngest son Benjamin.

Tip #1 Do you enjoy altered art or constructed projects. Graphic 45 matchbook boxes make great platforms to for these type of projects.


Tip #2 When matting you mini album pages with your favorite Graphic 45 papers try only adhering the edges and create a pocket to fit a graphic 45 artist trading tag.

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Check out How to Make a Graphic 45 Enchanted Forest Mini Album by Andrew Roberts on Snapguide.  

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Supply List

Graphic 45 Enchanted Forest
Graphic 45 Enchanted Forest 12 x 12 Papers : Enchanted forest

: Sumptuous Floral
: Gilded Grandeur
: Dazzling Damsel
: Brilliant Gem
Graphic 45 Enchanted Forest Chipboard One
Graphic 45 Enchanted Forest Chipboard Two
Graphic 45 Enchanted Forest Journaling and Ephemera Cards
Graphic 45 Enchanted Forest 8 x 8 Paper Pad
Graphic 45 Enchanted Forest 6 x 6 Patterns and Solids
Graphic 45 Enchanted Forest Cardstock Stickers
Graphic 45 Altered Art Matchbook box
Graphic 45 Artist Trading Tags Black
Kraft Cardstock
Black cardstock
Metal findings
Cinch Wire
Chipboard

 

"We often scrap or craft many projects and albums that showcase family and friends. But it’s fun sometimes to take the challenge and make a project that requires us to look at ourselves. I kept this project simple. I love the clean lines and hoped it would  inspire new crafters. There is two snapguides associated with this project. I am going to use this to keep a diary style record of the words and thoughts that describe my style.

Tip: Have you thought of making a mini album as tribute to your design style. A keepsake that represents part of or the continuation of your creative journey."

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Check out How to Alter a Graphic 45 Box With Graphic 45 City Scapes by Andrew Roberts on Snapguide.  

Andrew's Snapguide Tutorial

 


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Check out How to Create a Graphic 45 Cityscapes Mini Album by Andrew Roberts on Snapguide.  

Andrew's Cityscapes Mini Album Snapguide


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Supply List

Graphic 45 Cityscapes 12 x 12 patterned papers : Cityscapes
: Map the past
: Global Odyssey
: Street of Dream
: Well Travelled
: Passport to the world
: Crossroads
: Grand tour
Graphic 45 Cityscapes Cardstock Stickers
Graphic 45 Cityscapes 6 x 6 Patterns and Solids
Graphic 45 Cityscapes 8 x 8 Paper Pad
Graphic 45 Cityscapes Chipboard 1
Graphic 45 Cityscapes Chipboard 2
Graphic 45 Cityscapes Journaling and Ephemera cards
Graphic 45 5 x 5 Mixed Media Box Black
Flowers
Kraft Cardstock
Assorted Metal Findings

Now, we celebrate the magical work of Clare Charvill from the UK!

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"I‘m a self-confessed craftaholic and live in the centre of the UK with my two fabulous boys.

I’ve crafted with different mediums all my life, and found a new interest in paper-crafting back in 2011.  After a lot of searching I came across a vintage style of papers that inspired me and made my first projects. Curtain Call, Le Cirque and Communique (the first time round) got me totally hooked on Graphic 45 and I’ve been inspired by and crafting with their fabulous products ever since. I started blogging and sharing my projects with likeminded crafters in mid 2011, joined the G5 DT in 2012 and have had the pleasure of representing this prestigious paper crafting brand at workshops and retreats across the UK and on UK Craft TV ever since.  I’m really looking forward to being part of this fabulous family and hugely talented team again this year and sharing my creativity with you all ☺ ~Clare"

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"I’m really excited to have been invited to continue as an Ambassador for Graphic 45.  I’m a total addict and inspiration for my projects always comes from their stunning paper collections.  Thank you Diane, Charee and Aimee.

As crafters we spend lots of time crafting projects for others so I decided to create one that you could make and keep for yourself and chose the timeless ‘A Ladies Diary’ collection to alter it in.

Part of the brief was to include a photo of ourselves in our project, mine sits in the frame on the lid of the box surrounded by fussy cut flowers and stickers from the collection.

I chose pink and brown as the main colours for the project and paper pieces the gorgeous clock border into the papers on the base of the box.  I paper pieced the spotty paper and borders together for the box sides , added the large sticker mounted on foam pads to the box front and the new mini door plate and keys in the antique finish to the lid for a really vintage look.


We all keep oodles of digital photo’s but it’s always nice to keep a few originals that have special memories attached to them. To store mine I made a photo box with photo wallets for pictures and added a Japanese Stab Bound scrap book and a really fun diary with a shaker front to journal in. Have fun following along with me a make one yourself.  Follow the link below to the tutorial and make one yourself." ~Clare

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How to Make a Shaker Diary Tutorial


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Supply List

A Ladies Diary Deluxe Collectors Edition
Metal Door Plates & Knobs Staples
Metal Claw Feet Staples
Metal Clock Keys Staples
Cor’Dinations Signature 12 x 12 Cardstock in Peach
Alpha Banner-ATC Black
Box and photo frame from my own collection
Chipboard
Black & Cream Card
10mm black Ribbon & Black Twine
Double Sided Tape/Tacky Glue/Foam Pads
UTEE
Metal Chain
5/8” & ½” circle punch

Now, we celebrate the incredible work of Jim, the Gentleman Crafter! Yay!

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"Full of Southern charm, Jim Hankins is truly a Gentleman Crafter!   Known for creating 3-D projects and his use of innovative mixed media techniques, Jim loves to combine the two to make unique functional art.

An avid blogger, YouTube instructor and educator, Jim travels the country monthly teaching classes in person and online reaching out to fellow crafters who share his love of techniques and construction.


Jim’s Motto:  If I can make it you can make it…when you can build a box you can make anything!"

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Download Top Hat Cuckoo PDF Tutorial

Download Top Hat Cuckoo PDF File

Download Top Hat Cuckoo SVG File

We have an awesome new contest this week with Cityscapes and G45 Staples including our Metal Brads and Square Tag Album! All you have to do to enter this contest is comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page. We will announce a winner on Friday - so enter this great giveaway this week!

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A huge welcome to these incredible Ambassadors! 2016 is going to be such a great year! Help us say hello in the comments below. Thanks for joining us today, G45ers! Have a great Monday!

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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June 24, 2016

Keep your Stationery Organized with Alexandra Morein

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We can't believe it's already the last day of 2016 Design Team introductions! We have an amazing artist closing out our warm welcomes to the Design Team. Alexandra Morein from Singapore has such a knack for unique altered art in incredible geometric shapes! You will love all the work she has to share with us today. Prepare to leave inspired! Let's let Alexandra introduce herself, and don't forget to stay until the end of the blog to see who won this week's blog contest!

 

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"Hello dear Graphic 45 fans!

My name is Alexandra, I’m 36, a happily married wife and a mother of 2 little girls.

I was born in Ukraine, but at the age of 20 moved with my family to Israel.  In 2013 my husband got a job in Singapore, to where we relocated and have been living until now.

I guess that my ‘creative career’ started here, in Singapore, where I turned to a housewife and could devote myself to family, kids and crafting. For that I’m extremely thankful to my dear husband, who always supports and encourages me.

I love to create boxes of different shapes and styles, they have been my love since I can remember myself and since I learned to hold scissors and use glue. I enjoy the process of constructing from paper, it’s a true magic when out of plain & flat sheets of chipboard come out dimensional things. And it’s better for them to be functional too, right!?

I hope you will enjoy my projects and find them inspiring.

 

You can find me here:

Blog – http://clayguana.blogspot.sg

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/ClayGuana/

Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/clayguana/

YouTube –  https://www.youtube.com/user/MsProportion/videos

I chose a few favorite projects of mi ne created with the papers From Graphic 45, which I would like to share with you today:


The first one is a suitcase mini album, created with the Graphic 45 Kraft Reflections collection. The structure of the mini album is rather simple - I used envelopes for creating the pages and added craft card stock for the photo mats. The ‘Kraft Reflections’ collection must be one of my favorites, its vintage look and feel are captivating.

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Supply list:

Paper: Kraft Reflections  12X12 paper pad
Dies: Tim Holtz, La-La Land Crafts
Stamps: Stampendous, Stempelglede, Stampers Anonymous, Prima
Punches: EK Success

"The second project that I would like to share is a gift set, which consists of a chipboard hexagon box (created from scratch) and a few cards. I used the wonderful “Time To Celebrate” collection. I like how it can be used for any occasion and for any celebration.

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Supply List

Paper: Time To Celebrate 8X8 paper pad
Dies: My Favorite Things, Cheery Lynn, Whimsy Stamps, La-La Land Crafts
Flowers: I Am Roses

The third, is a project created for the final round of the Graphic 45 design team audition – a trunk with a mini album and a stamp holder, kept in the bottom drawer. I was inspired to create this project by one of my father’s vintage stamp holders, which I so liked to flip through when I was a little girl.

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Supply List

Paper :Cityscapes 12x12 paper pad
Cityscapes 6x6 paper pad
Cityscapes Ephemera card
Cityscapes Chipboard
Cityscapes Chipboard 2
Dies: La-La Land Crafts

To finish off this presentation, I have a new project to share with you – it’s a desk stationery organizer, created with the colorful and beautiful “Enchanted Forest” collection. The organizer has a compartment for post-it notes, a drawer for an eraser, paper clips or other small stuff, as well as an additional compartment for holding pens or a notebook (like the one that you see at the pictures below).

I created this desk stationery organizer for my craft room using the Enchanted Forest paper collection. Besides the compartment for the post-it notes and a drawer for the paper clips, I wanted to add pen holders to the sides, but the initial design has undergone some changes and here is the outcome:

Tip 1:

When working on a 3d project, prepare the hinge strips ahead of time, and cut them down to the needed size while working.

Tip 2:

Don’t glue anything down until you are perfectly sure that it fits in size.

Tips 3:

The more details - the better. Use your scraps to cut out even more elements for finishing off and embellishing your project.

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Video Tutorial Part 1

 

Video Tutorial Part 2


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Desk Stationery Organizer, Enchanted Forest, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

Supply List

Black Cardstock
Enchanted Forest 12X12 Paper Pad
Enchanted Forest 8X8 Paper Pad
Enchanted Forest 6X6 Paper Pad
Enchanted Forest Chipboard 2
DIY Craft Paper Typography and Type Numbers
Artist Trading Tags Black
ATC Red Policy Envelopes
Ornate Metal Key Holes
Ornate Metal Keys
Ornate Metal Label Holder
Other Metal Embellishments from my stash

Let's announce this week's blog winner! Our randomly chosen winner is....

-Lynn GauthierSuch awesome, bold and gorgeous details. Love every use of each piece. Fabulous work!!!

Congratulations, Lynn! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize pack pictured below. Many thanks to everyone who took part this week!

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Weren't these projects amazing? Join us in welcoming Alexandra and the whole new Design Team in the comments below! Next week, we introduce our amazing Ambassadors and more! Have a wonderful weekend, G45ers!

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family
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June 23, 2016

New Ideas for our Metal Staples from Sandy Trefger!

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Join us in welcoming the amazing Sandy Trefger to the 2016 Design Team! You will love this great designers work hailing from the state of Texas. You will adore the altered art and albums she has to share for us today. Something for every season and every collection - old and new! You will adore what Sandy has to share. Let's let her introduce herself:

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"Hi! My name is Sandy Trefger and I love crafting!! I’ve been creating or sewing for as long as I can remember, if you count cutting out paper dolls as a craft! I learned to sew when I was 9 so I could make my own Barbie doll clothes. My Grandmother loved to craft and I spent many summers creating with her—junk trinket boxes, melted crayon candle bottles and sea shells with googly eyes . I’ve always had a passion for photographs and spent many days as a teenager re-doing my parents old photo albums and creating scrapbooks with glue and newspaper clippings of my school sports and adventures. About twenty years ago I discovered “modern scrapbooking” and jumped in with both feet. At first I created the simpler style layouts and advanced to the layouts that used it all. Soon I was making cards and then about 5 years ago I wanted a special album for a Route 66 road trip. After watching several YouTube tutorials, I made my own album out of chipboard and cardstock and started designing my own albums and projects. I love paper crafting and think my “style” is eclectic. I love to use various collections and techniques. I absolutely adore the beautiful Graphic 45 papers and hoard the collections until I know exactly what I want to create. I even keep all the scraps!

I live in the great big state of Texas in the USA and I’m a real Texan. I was born here, have always lived here and will most likely die here. However, I do not own a horse, live on a ranch nor wear cowboy boots and I certainly don’t own any oil rights! But I do love living here and I must have real Tex-Mex for dinner at least once (maybe twice) a week. Along with paper crafting, I also love scrapbooking, card making, photography and quilting! I’ve been married to my best friend and soul mate, Eddie, for 40n years. We have three grown children, five wonderful grandkids and nine loveable cats—three inside and the rest outside of the house plus a few feral kitties that stop by and visit now and then.

I love to share my ideas and techniques with others through my blog, YouTube channel or at a class at the local scrapbook store. I am thrilled to be on the Graphic 45 Design Team for 2016-2017. Happy Crafting ~ Sandy"

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Now, Sandy shares three of her projects that are her favorites! You will love each and every one.

"I was inspired by Jim Hankins The Gentleman Crafter’s adorable tea light luminary house to create my Christmas Carol Book Box.  I ordered Jim’s kit from a local scrapbook store and assembled it using the Graphic 45 Christmas Carol 8x8 papers.  Then I designed and created my Book Box from Kraft chipboard and cardstock so that the house would fit inside. The book box is decorated with the 12x12 Christmas Carol papers.  When the house is inside the book box, I tie it closed with green ribbon on the side.  The faux “pages” of the book are gold.  I love sitting this box on my mantel or on the dining room table with the little house sitting on top of the book.  This is one of my favorite Christmas decorative pieces to display. ~Sandy

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Video Tour

 

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Supply List

Graphic 45 Christmas Carol 12x12 paper pad
Graphic 45 Christmas Carol 8 x 8 paper pad
Christmas Carol Journaling Chipboard
Kraft cardstock, 12x12
Kraft chipboard, 12x12
Assorted Christmas flowers (Prima and/or Petaloo)
Gold Glitter Beads
Ranger Tim Holtz Glossy Accent
Rhinestones, clear
Button Twine
The Gentleman Crafter’s Luminary House Kit http://www.thegentlemancrafter.com/
Prima Snowflake Paste
Bo Bunny Glitter Paste, Sugar
Snowflake Stencil
Green Ribbon
Ranger Tim Holtz Crackle Medium
Ranger Walnut Stain
Ranger Walnut Distress Ink
Ranger Black Soot Stain
Tiny Bottle Brush Evergreen Trees

"I love Halloween and I especially love Halloween “Graphic 45” style!  For the Rare Oddities collection, I created a large book box.  This is no ordinary book box—it holds a Book of Spells! I crafted the book box out of black chipboard and cardstock.  It features a curved spine and a drop down side with a crystal door knob and black elastic closure.  The side drops down to reveal the “real” Book of Spells hidden inside!  This book has lots of pockets and flaps to hide your notes, photos and spell “recipes.”  The front cover features a secret door with something sinister inside.  You can get lost inside this book with all the fabulous details and images found in the Rare Oddities collection.  I decorated this project with chipboard elements from the collection, black crow feathers, eyelash yarn, black lace, ribbon, flowers, fussy cut images and other embellishments.  The Book Box measures 8 ¾” wide x 10”tall x 3”deep and the Book of Spells album found inside measures 7” wide x 8 ¾” tall x 2 ½” deep. This is a fabulous decorative piece for the mantel or coffee table during Halloween. ~ Sandy

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Supply List

12x12 Rare Oddities Graphic 45 Paper Collection
Rare Oddities Decorative Chipboard
Rare Oddities Journaling Chipboard
Select Eerie Tale Chipboard Pieces (Spider Web Clock etc.)
Rare Oddities Ephemera Cards
Graphic 45 Regular Tag Album (Black)
12x12 Black Cardstock
12x12 Black Chipboard
Black Lace
Green Grosgrain Ribbon
Purple Rhinestones, Assorted Sizes
Assorted Metal Charms and Embellishments (Bird cage, Bee, etc.)
Orange Eyelash Yarn
Green Eyelash Yarn
Black Crow Feathers
Button Twine, Natural
Prima or Petaloo Flowers in Oranges, Black & Greens
Tim Holtz Crystal Door Knob
Black Elastic Pony Tail Holders (4 each)
Wobbler Spring
Spider Web Decorative Punch
Tim Holtz Spider Web Embossing Die
Basic Grey Small or Large Magnetic Snaps
Black Brads

 "I was inspired by the Tim Holtz Vintage Metal Wheels that really rolled AND the fabulous Graphic 45 Le Cirque papers to create a circus wagon and mini album.  Though the papers were retired and hard to find, I kept looking and was able to purchase enough for this project! The wagon is constructed from chipboard and cardstock and has a functional drop down “gate.”  Inside the wagon is a mini album for amazing circus photos or photos of a crazy family event.  The finished wagon measures 8 ½” long x 10 ½” tall including the flag poles and wheels.  To create the flag poles and the cage bars on one side of the wagon, I used gold and white decorative drinking party straws! So much fun!  The album inside is 7 ¾” long x 5 ½” tall x 3 ¾” thick and has lots of room inside!  It easily slides in and out of the wagon with a brad pull on the spine.  This not only holds your photos but makes a wonderful décor piece for the home or a child’s room. ~Sandy

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Supply List

12x12 Le Cirque Graphic 45 Collection
12x12 Black Chipboard
12x12 Black Cardstock
Tim Holtz Vintage Wheels
Tim Holtz Number Emblem
Decorative Straws
Eye Bolt (for the wagon pull)
Hardware hinge & closure piece
Ornate Metal Frame
Graphic 45 Key Hole & Key
Large Decorative Brad and Eyelet (for pull brad on album)
Ribbons
Assorted Flowers, Prima & Petaloo
Assorted Rhinestone Gems, Sparkly Beads
Gold Beads (for flag poles)

What a gorgeous album by Sandy! We love her #UniquelyYou Idea!

"When I read the assignment for my first project as a Designer for Graphic 45, I could not decide on which photo of myself that I wanted to use.  Then while looking through my Graphic 45 papers, I came up with the idea of making a mini album similar to a trunk that opened up like a book with fold out pages.  I wanted it small—about the size of two tin Altoid breath mint boxes put together  only made out of chipboard.  I picked the beautiful Once Upon a Springtime collection and began to fussy cut out all the wonderful elements.  And that’s how this project evolved into an album with photos of me from different times of my life.  You will see me as a baby, a child, a young adult in my twenties, and now. I so love how this turned out and based it around the phrase found in the collection, 'Life itself is the most wonderful FAIRY TALE.'

Tip: An easy way to create a strong closure for a mini trunk or box type project is to use a metal key hole, brads, large magnetic snaps and a bit of black cardstock.  Cover the back of the key hole with the black cardstock and then attach the key hole with a brad to the top section of your box so that the bottom of the keyhole sticks out over the bottom section of the box.  On the back side of the keyhole attach a magnetic snap.  Attach the opposing magnet to the bottom section of the box so that it attaches to and is hidden by the keyhole.  Finish the bottom of the keyhole where a brad would go with just the head of the brad and some Glossy Accents glue.  Do not cover the magnets with paper.  You will want the magnets to be free to catch when closing and to slide apart when opening the box."

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Check out How to Make a Graphic 45 Mini Trunk Book Album by Sandy Trefger on Snapguide.  

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Supply List

12x12 Once Upon a Springtime Graphic 45 Deluxe Collector’s Edition
Once Upon a Springtime Chipboard Tag
12x12 Chipboard
12x12 Kraft Cardstock
Multi Mat Medium
Prima Flowers – Mini Sachet Meadow
Pink Rose Buttons
Sheer Green ¼” ribbon
Light Green Rick-Rack Ribbon
Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Mesh Canvas Material, Light Yellow Green
Clear Wink of Stella
Glossy Accents
Art Glitter Designer Adhesive
Iridescent Sequins
Graphic 45 Metal Key
Tim Holtz Metal Key Hole
Tim Holtz Metal Hinges, Small Size
Basic Grey Large Magnetic Snaps
Pearl Leaves
Tiny Metal Butterfly
Decorative Metal Brad and Eyelet

This week we are giving an incredible prize pack with Children's Hour, our Ivory Mixed Media Album, and Petaloo flowers! All you have to do to win is comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page.  What will you create with this awesome prize pack? Take part today, because we announce a winner tomorrow! How fun!

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Help us welcome Sandy in the comments below. Have a wonderful Thursday full of joy and creativity, G45ers!

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

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June 22, 2016

"P" is for Pam Bray with Olde Curiosity Shoppe!

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We are so excited to welcome our new US team member, Pam Bray! You have probably seen Pam's awesome work on our Social Media sites - she has been a G45er for many years and we are so excited to have her on our 2016 Design Team! All of her projects are just gorgeous. She shares some of her favorite works today, and then shares a brand new tutorial with step-by-step instructions to create yourself. Her idea is perfect for our June #UniquelyYou challenge! You will love it. Let's let Pam introduce herself:

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"Hi Pam here from the Memphis TN area….home of Blues and BBQ!!! We have lived in Memphis for almost 15 years and have just recently retired!!! Our life has been a journey as we lived in different states during our working careers. We have 4 married children and 9 grandchildren.

I began the love of crafting as a small child helping my grandma making her flea market pieces. My sister in laws  taught me how to sew as a young mom.  I always found great joy in making items for my home and family.  We were transferred to Nebraska when our youngest was a baby and there I learned the art of tole painting which I truly loved until I discovered the art of paper crafting.

Our first grandson gave me the love of paper crafting….layouts. As I got more comfortable in my own being I discovered fussy cutting paper, working with inks and paste.  I find it so relaxing to take paper along with some ink or paint, a needle and thread or even by itself  to make extraordinary pieces of art.

I love that in this time...in this moment I create. I can spend time in my studio, with my family, to relax, to read, to cook, to sew, etc. The sky is truly the limit to my freedom to be me.

My Motto: “Remember Each Moment Is A Memory!”

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Now, Pam shares some of her favorite G45 creations with links back to her original blog post. So fun! Take a look at these 3 projects:

"I love spring time....SO...I decided to grab some chipboard I had laying around and make me a happy spring time wall frame from scratch.  I love how it turned out!!!

All details on how it came together can be found at this link…
http://www.pammejoscrapbookflair.com/2016/03/i-love-spring-time-with-craftwell.html

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 Supply List

Graphic Gilded Lily
Craftwell Memories Pocket Die Set
Sizzix Doily Die
Sizzix Doily Die 2
Sizzix Ornate Frame2
Chipboard
Corrugated Paper
Chestnut Roan Ink
Blending Tool
Xyron Adhesive
Pop Dots
Beacon Liquid Glue
Approximately 7” x 12”

"I love making shadow boxes from chipboard and paper using Xyron Creative Station!!!
It goes together so quickly and makes a wonderful home decoration for any room in your home or to give as a gift anytime of the year. 
 
All details on how it came together can be found at this link….
http://www.pammejoscrapbookflair.com/2015/12/olde-curiosity-shoppe-shadowbox-with.html
 
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Supply List

Graphic 45 Old Curiosity Shoppe Pattern Paper
Xyron Adhesive
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Random metals
Chipboard
Chain
The final project measures approximately 8” x 14”.

"I am heading to Florida at the end of the month and will be gone for a few days so I know I am hearing the waves of the water calling me. SO I EXCITED TO SHARE....'The Sea is Calling and I Must Go Canvas'. 

All details on how it came together can be found at this link….

http://www.pammejoscrapbookflair.com/2016/04/the-sea-is-calling-and-i-must-go-canvas.html

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Supply List

Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath the Sea Collection
Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Texture Sheet Gears
Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Steampunk Fan Blade
Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Gears, Borders and Corners
Stampendous Rust Embossing Powder
Stampendous Boss Gloss
8" x 8" Canvas
Sizzix Doily Die Cut
Chestnut Roan Ink
Blending Tool
Xyron Adhesive
Beacon Zip Dry Glue
Pop Dots
The finally piece measures 8” x 8”.

Now, Pam shares a brand new project with us that can inspire our #UniquelyYou challenge. Isn't this awesome?

 "Tip: To add dimension to your flower: Ink edges of petals; roll each petal on a soft mat using a stylus. Bend petals with tweezers, layer together and secure with brad. Mist lightly with water. Make sure to squish slightly to give a scrunched up look. Allow to dry completely before placing on your projects.

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Pam's Step-by Step Tutorial

1. Paint frame with black ink, dry.
2. Adhere inked paper strip to inside of frame.
 
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3. Border punch small strip of pattern paper, adhere to border strips. Ink edges. Adhere to frame. Cut smaller squares, ink and layer together. Adhere to frame.

4. Apply Metallic Lustre to chicken wire and peacock.

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5. Adhere chicken wire to pattern paper, trim. Adhere to inside of frame.

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6. Die cut three doilies  from pattern paper, adhere two to inside of frame.

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7. Cover chipboard letter with pattern paper, trim with Xacto knife, ink edges.

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8. Adhere “Old Curiosity Shoppe” journal block behind chipboard embellishment. Add to top of doily die cut. Adhere to top of letter. Adhere to inside of frame.

9. Adhere pattern paper and border strip to Graphic 45 packaging. Add picture of self, adhere prepared packaging piece to inside of frame.

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10. Adhere metal door plate to frame.

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11. Fussy cut two of each of the Olde Curiosity Shoppe images from pattern paper, layer together with pop dots. Adhere to frame. Add key.

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12. Adhere prepared peacock feathers to frame.

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13. Die cut flowers, ink edges. Roll flowers with stylus, pinch edges with tweezers to shape petals. Place flower parts together securing with brad. Mist flowers with water lightly, crunch up. Allow to dry, adhere to frame.  

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14. Fussy cut butterflies from pattern paper. Adhere together at body. (Allow the wings to stay free to give dimension.) Adhere to frame.

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15. Curl green wire, adhere to frame.

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Olde Curiosity Shoppe P is for Pam by Pam Bray photo 21 (1)

 Supply List

Graphic 45: Olde Curiosity Shoppe 12 x 12 Paper Pad
Graphic 45: Botanicabella Pattern Paper
Graphic 45: Playtimes Past Pattern Paper
Graphic 45: Staples
Graphic 45: Package Back
Sizzix: Pansy Die, Lacy Doily Die
Gypsy Soul Lasercuts: Chicken Wire, Peacock Feathers
DecoArt Metallic Lustre: Iced Espresso, Gold Rush, Silver Spark, Elegant Emerald, Brilliant Turquoise
DecoArt Shimmer Mister White
DecoArt Media Carbon Black
ColorBox Chestnut Roan Ink
Xacto Knife
Adhesive: Scotch Quick Dry, Glue Dots, Xyron Adhesive Dots, Scrapbook Adhesive Pop Dots
EK Success Deco Scallop Border Punch
3/8” Corner Punch
MonAmi Gabby: Green Wire Gabby
McGill: Flower Mat and Stylus
Tweezers
Metal Brads
Wood Frame
Chipboard Letter

This week we are giving an incredible prize pack with Children's Hour, our Ivory Mixed Media Album, and Petaloo flowers! All you have to do to win is comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page. We will announce a winner this Friday, so make sure to take part this week! What will you create with this awesome prize pack?

(1) Children's Hour, Mixed Media Album Graphic 45 & Petaloo Prize

Join us in welcoming Pam in the comments below. Her work is amazing! Have a fabulous Wednesday, G45ers!

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 

 



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