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March 17, 2017

Graphic 45 Albums with Lena & Clare

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It's a perfect Friday for album inspiration! Lena Astafeva and G45 Ambassador Clare Charvill has some gorgeous ideas for us today. And don't forget to stay until the end of the blog where we announce this week's blog winner! But first, we have to share Lena's stunning Nature Sketchbook album: 

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"I’ve made a mini album from amazing collection Nature Sketchbook. In the base I’ve used  paper for watercolor. Also I’ve used stamps from other different collections." ~Lena

 

Album Video Tutorial Part 1

  Album Video Tutorial Part 2

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Supply List :

Nature Sketchbook 8x8 Pad
Nature Sketchbook 12x12 Pad
Nature Sketchbook 12x12 Patterns & Solids Pad
Nature Sketchbook 6x6 Patterns & Solids Pad
Nature Sketchbook Flowers
Nature Sketchbook Journaling Chipboard
watecrcolor
Stamps Graphic 45

Clare's albums are always such a hit with our G45ers! You will adore her Off to the Races album below. Take a look: 

Off to the Races Album 2 Clare Charvill Graphic 45

"When I saw the Off to the Races collection it bought back great memories of Point to Pointing in the Cotswolds when I was small. We used to have a huge family gathering on Easter Monday no matter what the weather. Sadly I don’t have photo’s from then to put in my album but had great fun mixing and matching the papers to create some fun filled pages. The album can be made with or without the boxed cover and has a full tutorial to go with is if you fancy making one yourself." ~Clare

Off to the Races Album Video Tour

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See Clare's Blog for more info on this Album

Supply List

Off to the Races 12 x 12 Pad
Off to the Races 12 x 12 Patterns and Solids
Off to the Races Ephemera & Journaling Cards
Black Card
Craft Magnets
Chipboard
Tacky glue, double sided tape and glossy accents  

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

-Mary Bowers: I'm so happy to have discovered Graphic 45. Your paper collections are the most exquisite designs I've ever seen. The artwork is stunning and the colors are rich and vibrant. My birthday is tomorrow and I would be thrilled to win anything but I just wanted to let you know how much I love your products. Thank you.

Congratulations, Mary! And Happy Birthday! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Thanks to all our G45ers who took part this week! 

Graphic 45 Prize Pack Nature Sketchbook

Thank you so much for joining us this week! Have these albums inspired you to create this weekend? We sure hope so!

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

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

March 16, 2017

Great Ideas with our New G45 Collections!

  Graphic 45 Midnight Masquerade Invitation by Pam Bray with Tutorial Photo 1_3733 - Copy

Today, we are going  to see some fabulous projects with our newest collections! Pam Bray and Sandy Trefger have gorgeous ideas in store for us today. But first, we have to celebrate with Charee Filimoehala!

It's Charee's birthday today! Hooray!! She is one of the amazing owners of Graphic 45 and part of the incredible Graphic 45 Family. Her creativity, passion, and incredible work help make Graphic 45 all that it is. She also is one stylish, beautiful lady. We celebrate you today, Charee! Happy Happy Birthday! 

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Now, enjoy this gorgeous Midnight Masquerade invitation from Pam! Perhaps a perfect invitation for Charee's birthday, don't you think? 

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“Special invitations or special friends and family are always fun to receive. Today I created and invitation using the Midnight Masquerade and thinking I may have to have a party just to recreate the invitation, party favors and other decorations. I love the vivid and fun hues of this collection from Graphic 45.” ~Pam

 

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

Pam's Snapguide Tutorial

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Tip: To create a hidden pocket for inside your card just use adhesive on two or three sides of a journal block, piece of card stock or pattern paper.

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Supply List

Graphic 45 Midnight Masquerade 12 x 12 Collection
Graphic 45 Regular Tag Album
6” x 8” Kraft Card Base
½” Circle Punch
Adhesive
Pop Dots
MayArts Blue Ribbon

We LOVE butterflies here at Graphic 45, so of course we are in love with this gorgeous layout from Sandy using Olde Curiosity Shoppe!

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"The beautiful butterfly paper in the Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Deluxe Collectors’ Edition inspired me to create this 12x12 layout page with a photo of my daughter and her husband.  One spring, they hired a photographer friend to take their photos around favorite places in Fort Worth, Texas.  I’ve always loved this photo.  This was a quick and easy layout—60 minutes or less as you only have to mat the photo with some solid cardstock and the stripe paper from the Graphic 45 collection and add it to the beautiful butterfly print.  I then added some lovely flowers, cut outs from the papers and the metal label holder." ~Sandy

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Tip: When adding some metal elements to your layout pages, you may find that parts stick up too far for a layout such as this Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Label Holder.  However, it is very easy to gently flatten down the piece that sticks up to make it perfect for your page.  You can also change out the brads that come with the label holder and use the decorative stamped brads from Graphic 45 by cutting off one prong, fastening the remaining brad down on the back and cutting off the excess length of the prong.  You then simply use a strong glue to attach the entire piece to your layout.

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Supply List:

Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe, 12x12 Deluxe Collectors Collection
Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Label Holder
Graphic 45 Stamped Metal Brads
Graphic 45 Color Box Decades Ink, Photogenic
Black Cardstock
Kraft Cardstock
Petaloo Sugared Blooms, Mocha
Seam Binding Ribbon, Taffy Beige

This week we are giving away a prize pack full of Nature Sketchbook and some really great Tag Staples!  This prize pack is worth $40! Who wants to win? Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to take part! Make sure to enter today!

(3%2F 1 %2F 1 claimed) Nature Sketchbook  Imagine  Create  Insprire Tags $40 Graphic 45

Thanks for joining us here on the blog on Charee's birthday! Let's wish her a Happy Birthday in the comments below! Have a great day, G45ers!

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

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

March 15, 2017

Magical Mixed Media with Graphic 45

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We have loved seeing your projects for our #SplashofColor Challenge! Your mixed media projects are incredible. Today, we have more ideas from our designers! Aneta Matuszewska and Joanne Bain share the most stunning mixed media projects. There is so much you can do with paint, ink, and some gorgeous paper! See Aneta's gorgeous canvas here: 

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"I had a blast creating this mixed media canvas. Graphic 45 papers are great to treat with media. I’m sure that just first of many mixed media G45 projects to come." ~Aneta

 

Aneta's Canvas Video Tutorial

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_Portrait of a Lady_ mixed media canvas tutorial for G45  by Aneta Matuszewska  photo 7


_Portrait of a Lady_ mixed media canvas tutorial for G45  by Aneta Matuszewska  photo 7


_Portrait of a Lady_ mixed media canvas tutorial for G45  by Aneta Matuszewska  photo 7



_Portrait of a Lady_ mixed media canvas tutorial for G45  by Aneta Matuszewska  photo 7


_Portrait of a Lady_ mixed media canvas tutorial for G45  by Aneta Matuszewska  photo 7


_Portrait of a Lady_ mixed media canvas tutorial for G45  by Aneta Matuszewska  photo 7

Supply List

Staples:
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key Holes and Keys
Papers :
Portrait of a Lady
Flowers:
Petaloo and private collection
Tags:
Celebrate ATC ivory tags
Cling stamps

Joanne uses white space and color so dynamically. This layout is absolutely incredible! 

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"I love a lot of white space on my layouts so it draws the eye straight to the main cluster focusing on my photos. To create my main cluster I fussy cut a lot of pens from the Pen In Hand patterned paper and then just started layering them until I was happy. The background of the cluster was created with watercolour paints and a text stencil. I chose to use the Communique collection because a lot of the papers in the collection are neutral colour tones making it easy to mix with other colours." ~Joanne


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Supply List

Communique Collector's Edition
4500058 Pen In Hand 12x12 Paper
Communique Chipboard

This week we are giving away a prize pack full of Nature Sketchbook and some really great Tag Staples!  This prize pack is worth $40! Who wants to win? Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to take part! Make sure to enter today!

(3%2F 1 %2F 1 claimed) Nature Sketchbook  Imagine  Create  Insprire Tags $40 Graphic 45

Have you taken part in our #SplashofColor Challenge? We hope you will! We can't wait to see YOUR mixed media magic!

Happy Papercrafting, 

The G45 Family

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

March 14, 2017

Make Cards with Graphic 45

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We hear from our G45ers that you love card ideas because there is always occasion for a card, isn't that right? Birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, invitations, condolences - many times these all require thoughtful cards.  Our designers share gorgeous ideas with us today for all your card-making needs. Maggi Harding makes a stunning card with Midnight Masquerade. And Elena Olinevich shares the most gorgeous set of Spring cards! Looking for card ideas? We have them for you today right here! 

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"I love step cards, I just think they look so pretty standing up the way they do!  This one is pretty simple, I just used a cut-apart from Midnight Masquerade in the center and then added some strips from design paper.  Inside the card, I added a journaling cut-apart and again, used strips from design paper on either side of the cut-apart." ~Maggi

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Tip:  Sometimes, simple is good and it can be a bold statement.  Don't be afraid to use a simple image as the focal point embellished with a flower or trim.  I am guilty of over thinking my projects, and I have a tendency to keep piling on the "stuff", then I say to myself, "Maggi, simple is good, leave it alone!"

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Card  Midnight Mawquerade  Maggi Harding  Graphic 45 (2)

Supply List

Graphic 45 Midnight Masquerade Collection 12 x 12:
Midnight Masquerade
Savor the Magic
Irresistable Intrique
Other Supplies:
Cardstock Core'dinations Bon Voyage
Petaloo Botanica Blooms - Lavender

Elena shares the beauty of Spring with these gorgeous Secret Garden cards!

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"The most longing time for me is an awaiting for the Spring Season. After a long winter time, with no sun, dull and frosty weather I feel such a hunger for the warmth and the sunshine.

That’s why each late January - early February I start creating tons of Spring and Floral cards. I guess it helps me to feel it more close to me.

This time I created 3 cards from the same collection - Secret Garden. It is really so so beautiful, that it makes your creating process smooth and pleasant.

It has so many flowers that you don’t really need to add any embellishments at all.

I enjoy fussy cutting therapy each and every time I take Graphic45 papers.


What I would suggest is to try absolutely different color combinations even if you are making a set of cards. It will help you to try different paper variations. and what is more important is to - enjoy the process and to feel the sunshine coming from the papers." ~Elena

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Supply List

DCE Secret Garden
Spellbinders Dies
Prima Marketing pearls and bling

This week we are giving away a prize pack full of Nature Sketchbook and some really great Tag Staples!  This prize pack is worth $40! Who wants to win? Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to take part! Make sure to enter today!

(3%2F 1 %2F 1 claimed) Nature Sketchbook  Imagine  Create  Insprire Tags $40 Graphic 45

Do you keep a stash of cards around for various occasions? We'd love to hear how you tackle the constant need for cards!

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

March 13, 2017

There are Many Ideas with Nature Sketchbook!

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Spring is such a gorgeous reminder of the beauty of nature! The birds build their nests, the flowers bloom, and the crafting mojo returns after a long winter! Today, Kathy Clement and Katelyn Grosart give great inspiration for that crafting mojo. These are such fabulous ideas for National Craft Month! See a beautiful brooch and gift box from Kathy below: 

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"If you are like me, you love Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Staples.  We all know how much great texture and dimension they add to a layout, card or mixed media project.  But have you ever thought of using them to create jewelry?  With Nature’s Sketchbook papers, chipboard and flowers, a little imagination and some clever paper crafting techniques, I created a lovely brooch that can be used to accessorize scarves, hats and clothing." ~Kathy


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Tips

NOTE: Melted UTEE is extremely hot and will burn skin if safety precautions are not used.  Never touch it when melted and be sure to use tweezers when dipping and removing items into UTEE.  Keep the hot pot away from children and pets.

  1. Mist Nature Sketchbook flowers lightly with water before shaping.  This will break down the starch in the paper and make them easier to shape.  It will also cause them to hold their shape once they are dry. Use this same technique to shape the butterfly wings.
  2. Let the flowers/butterflies dry completely before dipping into the UTEE.  
  3. I melted UTEE in a Melt Pot then dipped each flower layer in it.  Use tweezers so you don’t burn your fingers. Let the excess UTEE drip into the melt pot, then set the layers on a non-stick craft sheet to cool. Use hot glue to glue the layers together.
  4. Decorative Chipboard makes a great base for your brooch.  Dip it in UTEE to strengthen it.  Attach pin bale to the back with Glossy Accents. I also used Glossy Accents to secure the door plate to the front of the chipboard.  You can hold it in place with binder clips until the glue sets.
  5. Paint metal staples with a base coat of white paint then tap with alcohol inks to alter their appearance.
  6. Fill flower centers with the door knob, seed beads or items from your jewelry box.
  7. Cover a Staples Matchbox with coordinating papers for gift presentation.  To keep the brooch from sliding around inside the box, pin it to a die cut piece of felt.


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Accessorize with Graphic 45 Brooch  Nature Sketchbook  by Kathy Clement  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 2


Accessorize with Graphic 45 Brooch  Nature Sketchbook  by Kathy Clement  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 2


Accessorize with Graphic 45 Brooch  Nature Sketchbook  by Kathy Clement  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 2


Accessorize with Graphic 45 Brooch  Nature Sketchbook  by Kathy Clement  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 2

Supply List

Nature Sketchbook Flowers
Nature Sketchbook Decorative Chipboard
Nature Sketchbook 12x12 Papers
Monarch Majesty
Seasonal Splendor
Nature Sketchbook 8x8 papers
Every Blooming Thing
Monarch Majesty
Nature Sketchbook 12x12 Patterns & Solids
Staples Shabby Chic Metal Ornate Door Plate & Knob
Staples Metal Ornate Keys
Staples Kraftboard Altered Art Matchbook Box (retired)
Other Supplies

Non-Stick Craft Sheet
UTEE Melt Pot
Ultra Thick Embossing Powder (UTEE)
Tweezers
Feathers, metal charms
Noble Peacock Seam binding
Silver Metallic string
Flower Shaping Tools
Eucalyptus Leaves
Paint, Alcohol Inks
Glossy Accents
Seed beads
Tweezers
Pin Bale (available at any craft store)

Katelyn shakes off the frost of winter with some gorgeous Nature Sketchbook cards that are perfect for any occasion!

Just Because Card Set  Nature Sketcbook  By Katleyn Grosart  Product By Graphic 45  Photo 2

"I’m ready for winter to be over and spring to arrive, so I pulled out the fabulous Nature Sketchbook collection to create a beautiful set of Just Because cards. I love to create card sets with no specific themes so in case I need a card set in a hurry I have one or two ready to be gifted to that special someone."    ~Katelyn

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Tip: Sometimes I don’t want to cut into entire pieces of patterned paper, so I fussy cut the images from the Ephemera cards to add embellishments to my cards.


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Tip: To finish the keyhole, add brads to the top and bottom holes.


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Just Because Card Set  Nature Sketcbook  By Katleyn Grosart  Product By Graphic 45  Photo 2




Just Because Card Set  Nature Sketcbook  By Katleyn Grosart  Product By Graphic 45  Photo 2


Just Because Card Set  Nature Sketcbook  By Katleyn Grosart  Product By Graphic 45  Photo 2

Supply List

12x12 Nature Sketchbook: Mother Earth, Every Blooming Thing, Seasonal Splendor, Planet Kingdom, Wildflower Bouquet and Harmonious Honeybees
Nature Sketchbook Ephemera
Nature Sketchbook Decorative Chipboard
Nature Sketchbook Flowers
Staples: Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads and Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key Holes
Hug a Bug Seam Binding Ribbon: Black
Dark Green Cardstock
Sookwang Tape
Glue Dots
Edge Distressor
Paper Trimmer
Thin 3D Foam Squares
3D Foam Squares
Black Soot Distress Ink/ Blending Tool

This week we are giving away a prize pack full of Nature Sketchbook and some really great Tag Staples!  This prize pack is worth $40! Who wants to win? Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to take part! Make sure to enter today!

(3%2F 1 %2F 1 claimed) Nature Sketchbook  Imagine  Create  Insprire Tags $40 Graphic 45

Have you been creation for National Craft Month? Share your work on our Facebook page! We cannot wait to see it (and there will be contests all month to win for sharing! So make sure to join us!)

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