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9 posts categorized "Easter"

April 14, 2017

2 Easy Peasy Easter Baskets

Sandy Trefger Easter Basket Simplyg45 place in time

Hello G45ers!

With Easter coming up quickly, we thought we would share two #SimplyG45 Easter Baskets ideas.  These are perfect for crafters on the go, or if you are looking to do some kid-friendly projects to do together as a family this weekend.  First up, we have a shabby chic basket by Sandy Trefger, followed by Nico Scrap's one paper basket.  Let's hop into these eggcellent projects. 

 

Easter Basket  Place in Time  Childrens Hour  by Sandy Trefger  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 2

 

"Anticipation of the beautiful flowers of springtime and their many colors plus the wonderful designs of Graphic 45 papers inspired me to create this little Easter Basket.  You can either choose to alter a basket you have on hand or create a new one like I did out of cardstock paper and the patterned papers from any of the lovely Graphic 45 collections.  Because of their spring colors and images for April, I chose to use Place in Time & Children’s hour for my basket.  Add in fussy cut images, lots of spring flowers from your stash, ceramic eggs and of course chocolate bunnies!  Happy Crafting!" ~Sandy Trefger

 

Easter Basket  Place in Time  Childrens Hour  by Sandy Trefger  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 2


Easter Basket  Place in Time  Childrens Hour  by Sandy Trefger  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 2

 

Tip:

To create a paper Easter basket, first, decide on the size of your basket, then cut a piece of cardstock for the size of the bottom plus 1.5”–2” for each side.  Score all four sides of the cardstock for the height of the sides of your basket, and then make 4 cuts to create flaps.  Assemble with glue attaching the flaps to the inside.  Add a cardstock handle and decorate.  Colored tissue paper shredded or cut into strips makes wonderful basket filler.


Easter Basket  Place in Time  Childrens Hour  by Sandy Trefger  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 2

 

Graphic 45 Supply List:

Place in Time Deluxe Collector’s Edition
Children’s Hour

Other Supplies:

Light Pink Cardstock
Light Blue Cardstock
Scallop Edge Punch
White Lace
Light Blue Braid Trim or Ribbon
Wood Legs
Chrome or Light Blue Paint
Petaloo & Prima Flowers, Assorted

 

 
#SimplyG45 Easter Basket Graphic 45 Nico Scrap 4

 

We feature at least one #SimplyG45 tutorial in our newsletter each month.  These projects can be done within 60 minutes, on a budget and are simply amazing! Get ready for Easter with a fun DIY Easter basket. All you need is one 12x12 sheet, paper scraps, and embellishments. Follow along with Nico Scrap's video tutorial to see how. Sign up for our weekly newsletter here.  

 

 Graphic45 DT - Easter Basket by NicoScrap

 

  (0%2F1) Vintage Hollywood National Craft Month Prize $135+

 

To keep the fun going, we would like to announce this week's blog winner! Our randomly chosen winner is...

-Cindy Velasquez‎: "My tip would be to take your time and keep all your scraps as they will come in handy for small decor on your finished project."

Congratulations, Cindy! Please email info@g45papers.com to claim your Vintage Hollywood grand prize pack. Thanks to everyone who took part this week in commenting on the blog, sharing on Facebook, Instagram, and of course to our design team members.  We are honored to be surrounded by love, passion, and beautiful art.  Make sure to schedule the time to be creative this weekend and let your imagination soar.  As always we would love to know what is on your craft table so please share with us below.

 

Happy Papercrafting!

ChareeSignatureBlog

 

Visit your LSS or order online today! Looking for Graphic 45 products?  Store Locator 

 

April 11, 2017

DIY Spring Home Decor: 2 Projects from Aneta Matuszewska

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Hello G45ers!  

Welcome to another creative day on the blog.  We have two gorgeous Spring home decor projects to share with you, both created by the queen of shabby chic, Aneta Matuszewska.  First up we have a table top centerpiece perfect for Easter brunch and great to add a pop of color and charm.  Aneta has combined two Graphic 45 collections, Botanical Tea, and Sweet Sentiments, to make this stunning centerpiece.  So don't be afraid to mix and match your collections and get busy creating!  

 

Sweet Sentiments and Tea Party Easter decor for Graphic 45  by Aneta Matuszewska  photo 1

 

“Sweet Sentiments” spring home decor

 

Sweet Sentiments and Tea Party Easter decor for Graphic 45  by Aneta Matuszewska  photo 1

 

Pearl Pens add a touch of dimension and shine completing this project.  


Sweet Sentiments and Tea Party Easter decor for Graphic 45  by Aneta Matuszewska  photo 1

 

Add movement with your sentiments by adhering the ends down, making sure to leave the center popped out.  



Sweet Sentiments and Tea Party Easter decor for Graphic 45  by Aneta Matuszewska  photo 1

 

Fussy cut flowers to add to your projects as embellishments.  

 

Sweet Sentiments and Tea Party Easter decor for Graphic 45  by Aneta Matuszewska  photo 1

 

  

Graphic 45 Supplies:

Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key Holes
Sweet sentiments
Botanical Tea

 

Time to Flourish spring banner for Graphic 45  by Aneta Matuszewska  photo 2

 

Next, we have a springtime wall hanging.  Look forward to Spring each year with fun home decor pieces to bring your walls to life.  Aneta has used our Time to Flourish collection to create this stunning project.  

 

 

Time to Flourish spring banner for Graphic 45  by Aneta Matuszewska  photo 2

 

TIP 1: Use some sort of frame to highlight your image. 

 


Time to Flourish spring banner for Graphic 45  by Aneta Matuszewska  photo 2

 

A Metal Label holder, buttons, felt and lace brings this wall hanging together to take it to the next level.  


Time to Flourish spring banner for Graphic 45  by Aneta Matuszewska  photo 2

 

TIP 2: Use matching sequins to decorate your project. 

 

Time to Flourish spring banner for Graphic 45  by Aneta Matuszewska  photo 2


Time to Flourish spring banner for Graphic 45  by Aneta Matuszewska  photo 2

 

Graphic 45 Supplies:

Time to Flourish - April
Café Parisian
Sweet Sentiments
Ornate metal label holder

 

(0%2F1) Vintage Hollywood National Craft Month Prize $135+

Looking to win big?  This week we are giving out a $135+ prize package full of Vintage Hollywood goodies, a 5x5 Mixed Media Box, Square Tags and Pockets Album, Black ATC Tags,Drawer Pulls, and Door Knockers.  Wow!  To be entered to win just leave a comment here on our blog and/or our Facebook page.  The winner will be announced here on the blog on Friday, April 14th, 2017.  

 

Pull out your Graphic 45 papers and your button tins and create your own shabby chic home decor.  Remember layers and lace our a crafter's best friends.  Share your home decor ideas here to keep the inspiration flowing.  

 

Happy Papercrafting!

ChareeSignatureBlog

 

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March 21, 2017

Get Ready for Easter with Graphic 45!

  Sweet Sentiments Easter cards for Graphic 45  by Aneta Matuszewska  photo 5

Mark your calendars, Easter is April 16! For this 2nd day of Spring, we will share gorgeous Easter projects from Magda Cortez and Aneta Matuszewska. You will love the gorgeous pastels and fabulous Spring ideas! First, let's see some great treat holders from Magda

Easter Little Treat Boxes - Secret Garden - By Magda Cortez - Product of Graphic 45 - Photo 04 of 06 - Project with Tutorial

"Hi .. Easter is around the corner and I make these little treat boxes to give to my friends.. they are so easy and they look so cute! And you can decorate as you like.. this time I use the Secret Garden Collector’s Edition it is perfect for this project.. I did also a Snapguide Tutorial and I hope you enjoy as I did!

Happy Day!"

~Magda Cortez

View Magda's Snapguide Tutorial

Check out How to Make a Little Treat Box by Magda Cortez on Snapguide.

Easter Little Treat Boxes - Secret Garden - By Magda Cortez - Product of Graphic 45 - Photo 04 of 06 - Project with Tutorial

Tip: When you make projects with design paper make sure the designs are in the right position that way at the end you are going to end up with an upside down project.


Easter Little Treat Boxes - Secret Garden - By Magda Cortez - Product of Graphic 45 - Photo 04 of 06 - Project with Tutorial



Easter Little Treat Boxes - Secret Garden - By Magda Cortez - Product of Graphic 45 - Photo 04 of 06 - Project with Tutorial


Easter Little Treat Boxes - Secret Garden - By Magda Cortez - Product of Graphic 45 - Photo 04 of 06 - Project with Tutorial


Easter Little Treat Boxes - Secret Garden - By Magda Cortez - Product of Graphic 45 - Photo 04 of 06 - Project with Tutorial

Supply List:

Secret Garden Deluxe Collector’s Edition
G45 Ornate Metal Keys
Metal Twine
Pearls

Aneta uses her Graphic 45 stash to make absolutely beautiful cards. Take a look:

Sweet Sentiments Easter cards for Graphic 45  by Aneta Matuszewska  photo 5

"Very delicate and romantic Easter cards in my fave color combo which, for my opinion, is just perfect for spring themed projects." ~Aneta

 


Sweet Sentiments Easter cards for Graphic 45  by Aneta Matuszewska  photo 5

Sweet Sentiments Easter cards for Graphic 45  by Aneta Matuszewska  photo 5


Sweet Sentiments Easter cards for Graphic 45  by Aneta Matuszewska  photo 5

Sweet Sentiments Easter cards for Graphic 45  by Aneta Matuszewska  photo 5

Supply List

Papers :
Sweet Sentiments (retired)
Botanical Tea (retired)
Once upon a springtime (retired)
Precious Memories (retired)

This week we are giving away a prize pack full of bright paper and some Shabby Chic Metal Keyholes and Tag Staples!  This just puts a smile on our face. 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!

Win this bright prize pack from Graphic 45!

Are you creating for Easter yet? We hope you share with us on our Facebook page

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 26, 2016

Happy Easter Eve from Graphic 45!

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It's almost Easter, so we wanted to share two more great Easter ideas in the knick of time! Joanne Bain and Donna Espiritu bring us the inspiration today!

First, Joanne has a great idea for a beautiful Easter scene!

"With Easter coming up I wanted to create something super cute. I decided to create a nativity scene using my favourite collection Once Upon A Springtime. I am in fussy cutting heaven with this collection, the little character images are so cute and perfect to create a little easter story." ~Joanne

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Easter-Nativity-Scene,-Once-Upon-A-Springtime,-JoanneBain,-product-by-Graphic-45,-Photo-1


Easter-Nativity-Scene,-Once-Upon-A-Springtime,-JoanneBain,-product-by-Graphic-45,-Photo-1

Supply List

4501099 - Once Upon A Springtime Deluxe Collector's Edition
Other - Ribbon

Now, enjoy making these adorable bunnies with a tutorial from Donna! Love!

I can't help but create 3 different bunnies for this assignment. These are super easy to make and I've provided a step-by-step tutorial that you can follow. I hope you like them as much as I enjoyed the process of creating these cute bunnies." ~Donna

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Check out How to Create Easter Bunny Decorations by Donna Espiritu on Snapguide.  

Donna's Snapguide Tutorial


Easter-bunny-decorations,-Once Upon A Springtime,by-Donna-Espiritu,Product-by-Graphic-45-01a


Easter-bunny-decorations,-Once Upon A Springtime,by-Donna-Espiritu,Product-by-Graphic-45-01a

 

Easter-bunny-decorations,-Once Upon A Springtime,by-Donna-Espiritu,Product-by-Graphic-45-01a


Easter-bunny-decorations,-Once Upon A Springtime,by-Donna-Espiritu,Product-by-Graphic-45-01a

Supply List

Graphic 45 Once Upon A Springtime 12x12 papers
Graphic 45 Once Upon A Springtime chipboards
Graphic 45 Once Upon A Springtime stickers
Core-dination cardstocks
Colorbox ink
Colorbox blending tool
flowers
ribbons
thread

Thanks for joining us for a super special Saturday blog! We hope you have a wonderful Easter, G45ers!

Happy Easter weekend,

The G45 Family

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

March 23, 2016

The May Arts & Graphic 45 Blog Hop: Day 3

  Mini _ Policy Envelope, Enchanted Forest, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45  (1)

Are you having a blast this week? We know we are. May Arts Ribbon and G45 are a match made in heaven! Their designers and our Design Team have been knocking it out of the park so far this week. Well, the fun doesn't end here. Today, Maggi Harding, Danielle Copley, and Solange Marques have three perfect projects  using G45 Staples, paper, and May Arts Ribbon for us today. Let's get into the fun!

 

Join the May Arts Ribbon & Graphic 45 Blog Hop March 21-25, 2016 #graphic45
First, Maggi wows with our new Staples and Enchanted Forest. We are loving this combo. Gorgeous gorgeous!

"My design team box came the other day and it was packed to the rim with new staples and papers, it was a little slice of heaven for sure!  I was having a scrappy weekend at my house, so five of my scrappy bff's got to watch me unpack my box. Yep, they all turned green with envy as I removed each item from what seemed like a bottomless box of scrappy goodies!  I immediately zeroed in on the Enchanted Forest collection and all the wonderful new Staples!

Enchanted Forest has great sentiments on its cut-aparts that work great for a wedding so I created a tiny mini that would fit inside the regular sized Policy Envelope.  It'll be a great mini/card to include with a shower or wedding gift.   The mini is just two pieces of  8 3/4" x 6 3/4" black cardstock folded in half to create 4 pages, giving the mini 8 pages counting fronts and backs.  Then I punched two tiny holes in the center, on the fold, and bound the mini together with a 1/4" piece of May Arts silk ribbon.  I put photo mats in the mini as well as tags for journaling.

The mini  fits nicely inside the Policy Envelope that I embellished with a Kraft Imagine Tag.  I backed the Imagine cut out with black paper so that the Imagine word would really stand out, and then I used some cut-aparts and patterned paper to embellish the tag.   I added some interest to the cut-aparts by die cutting one of them with a Spellbinders frame.  Finally I added a pretty bow that I tied with May Arts silk  and leaves ribbons and glued the tag to the front of the Policy Envelope." ~Maggi

Mini _ Policy Envelope, Enchanted Forest, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45  (1)


Mini _ Policy Envelope, Enchanted Forest, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45  (1)


Mini _ Policy Envelope, Enchanted Forest, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45  (1)


Mini _ Policy Envelope, Enchanted Forest, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45  (1)


Mini _ Policy Envelope, Enchanted Forest, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45  (1)


Mini _ Policy Envelope, Enchanted Forest, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45  (1)


Mini _ Policy Envelope, Enchanted Forest, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45  (1)


Mini _ Policy Envelope, Enchanted Forest, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45  (1)


Mini _ Policy Envelope, Enchanted Forest, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45  (1)

Supply List

Graphic 45 Enchanted Forest collection (8 x 8pad):
Gallant Knight
Sumptuous Floral
Gilded Grandeur
Medieval Splendor
Dazzling Damsel
Tags & Pockets
Decorative Chipboard
Ephemera Cards
Patterns & Solids 6 x 6 Pad

Staples  -
Inspire, Create, Imagine-Kraft Tags
Staples - Policy Envelopes-Regular Black
May Arts Ribbon:
1/4" Silk Ribbon Teal
Leaves Ribbon Olive
Other:
Black cardstock
Black distress ink

Now, Danielle shares a beautiful Easter candy box using Children's Hour and our Small Matchbook Box. This is perfect for this coming Sunday!

"Using a Graphic 45 Matchbook Box, I created a fun Easter box for candy. The March sheets of Children’s Hour provided beautiful images to create a layered scene. I love layering multiple bits of fussy cuts of the same image to add a 3-D effect to my little scene. The scene is inspired by traditional Easter activities of children sitting in the grass after Easter egg hunting. Beautiful May Art ribbons add a festive effect and their unique leaf ribbon is so perfect for surrounding the birds nest." ~Danielle

May Arts Hop Easter Gift Box, Children's Hour, Danielle Copley, Graphic 45, photo 2

May Arts Hop Easter Gift Box, Children's Hour, Danielle Copley, Graphic 45, photo 2


May Arts Hop Easter Gift Box, Children's Hour, Danielle Copley, Graphic 45, photo 2


May Arts Hop Easter Gift Box, Children's Hour, Danielle Copley, Graphic 45, photo 2

Supply List

Graphic 45 Children’s Hour: March Montage and March Collective
April Collective
Graphic 45 Children’s Hour Decorative Chipboard
Graphic 45 Once Upon a Springtime- Pixie Post
Graphic 45 Small Matchbook Box
Graphic 45 Ornate Door Pull
Graphic 45 Ornate Brads
May Art Ribbon in Gold, Green and Leaf Ribbon
Doily Border Punch
Prima Bird Nest
Mod Podge
foam adhesive

Solange now absolutely inspires with our Black Window Shadow Box and Children's Hour. Isn't this gorgeous? Perfect for Mother's Day!

 "I made this project for Mother’s day using the wonderful collection Children’s Hour. Fussy cutting of mothers and children from this collection is adorable. To a special touch  I added some May Art Ribbons. I am in love with the variety of ribbons." ~Solange

May Art Blog Hop- Window Shadow box by Solange Marques using G45 Children's Hour Collection- 3

May Art Blog Hop- Window Shadow box by Solange Marques using G45 Children's Hour Collection- 3



May Art Blog Hop- Window Shadow box by Solange Marques using G45 Children's Hour Collection- 3


May Art Blog Hop- Window Shadow box by Solange Marques using G45 Children's Hour Collection- 3


May Art Blog Hop- Window Shadow box by Solange Marques using G45 Children's Hour Collection- 3


May Art Blog Hop- Window Shadow box by Solange Marques using G45 Children's Hour Collection- 3
May Art Blog Hop- Window Shadow box by Solange Marques using G45 Children's Hour Collection- 3


May Art Blog Hop- Window Shadow box by Solange Marques using G45 Children's Hour Collection- 3


May Art Blog Hop- Window Shadow box by Solange Marques using G45 Children's Hour Collection- 3

Supply List

Graphic 45 Window Shadow Box - Black
Graphic 45 Children’s Hour 12x12:
January Collective, January Montage, February Montage, April Montage, May Collective, May Montage, August
Montage
Graphic
45 Claw Feet
May Art Ribbobns:
Woven Rosette Ribbon
Leaves Ribbon
Wired String
Kroma Crackle

 The fun continues! Hop on over to May Arts blog to get more great ideas!

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Hop Over to the May Arts blog!

We are giving away a really exciting prize pack this week! It is worth $60 and includes Children's Hour and May Arts ribbon so you can also create with this great product! All you have to do to enter is comment here on the blog and on May Arts blog or on our Facebook Page. We will choose a winner and announce the winner here on the blog on Friday. Have fun entering, G45ers and May Arts fans!

May Arts & Graphic 45 giveaway worth $60!

 Thanks for joining for Day 3! Join us tomorrow for more blog hop fun.

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