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7 posts categorized "Easter"

March 07, 2016

Get Ready for Easter with Graphic 45!

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We are getting ready for Easter here at Graphic 45! Easter is early this year, so make sure to start getting your handmade goodies started. Today, Joanne Bain and Arlene Cuevas have some great projects and how-tos for upcoming Easter! So fun!

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Don't forget that we have announced our Design Team Call! The first round due date is coming up on March 20, 2016 at 11:59 PM PST. We hope that you will submit for our Design Team!

Get all the Design Team Call Details Here

Now, enjoy Joanne's perfect Easter card in the shape of an egg - this is the most fun!

"I simply love how well Graphic 45 collections mix and match. The super cute rabbit and flower images from Once Upon A Springtime on the gorgeous soft colours of Precious Memories collection are a match made in heaven. They blended together perfectly to create my Easter card with a difference." ~Joanne

A great Easter egg card + tutorial by Joanne using Once Upon a Springtime and Sweet Sentiments #graphic45

Check out How to Create a Dimensional Easter Egg Card - Joanne Bain by Joanne Bain on Snapguide.  

Joanne's Snapguide Tutorial

A great Easter egg card + tutorial by Joanne using Once Upon a Springtime and Sweet Sentiments #graphic45


A great Easter egg card + tutorial by Joanne using Once Upon a Springtime and Sweet Sentiments #graphic45


A great Easter egg card + tutorial by Joanne using Once Upon a Springtime and Sweet Sentiments #graphic45


A great Easter egg card + tutorial by Joanne using Once Upon a Springtime and Sweet Sentiments #graphic45

Supply List

#4501091 - Precious Memories Collection 6x6 Paper Pad
#4501084 - Precious Memories Collection Baby’s Breathe Paper
#4501099 - Once Upon A Springtime Deluxe Collector's Edition - Papers Used - Once Upon A Springtime & Primrose Cottage.

Arlene has a wonderful idea for Easter decor. Love this hanging Easter egg project!

"I created this 3D Easter Egg decor with a little egg template I found online. The project features papers from Graphic 45’s Children’s Hour and Sweet Sentiments. Be sure to check out my video to see this up close along with some tips to get you started on creating the 3D egg. Enjoy! xo" ~Arlene

3D Easter Egg Hanging Decor, Children's Hour, Time to Flourish, Arlene Cuevas, Product by Graphic 45, Photo1

 

Arlene's Easter Egg Hanging Decor Video


3D Easter Egg Hanging Decor, Children's Hour, Time to Flourish, Arlene Cuevas, Product by Graphic 45, Photo1


3D Easter Egg Hanging Decor, Children's Hour, Time to Flourish, Arlene Cuevas, Product by Graphic 45, Photo1


3D Easter Egg Hanging Decor, Children's Hour, Time to Flourish, Arlene Cuevas, Product by Graphic 45, Photo1


3D Easter Egg Hanging Decor, Children's Hour, Time to Flourish, Arlene Cuevas, Product by Graphic 45, Photo1


3D Easter Egg Hanging Decor, Children's Hour, Time to Flourish, Arlene Cuevas, Product by Graphic 45, Photo1


3D Easter Egg Hanging Decor, Children's Hour, Time to Flourish, Arlene Cuevas, Product by Graphic 45, Photo1


3D Easter Egg Hanging Decor, Children's Hour, Time to Flourish, Arlene Cuevas, Product by Graphic 45, Photo1


3D Easter Egg Hanging Decor, Children's Hour, Time to Flourish, Arlene Cuevas, Product by Graphic 45, Photo1

Supply List

Children’s Hour 6x6 Patterns and Solids, 8x8 paper pad, Chipboard
Sweet Sentiments
Staples: Ornate Metal Keys
Petaloo flowers
Wild Orchid Crafts flowers
Recollections resin frame
Hot glue
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive

We have an awesome giveaway this week! Children's Hour is great for every season of the year since it is our newest calendar collection! Our giveaway this week has $50 worth of Children's Hour product. So fun! Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to win. We will announce a winner here on the blog on Friday, March 11, 2016. Take part today!

Children's Hour $50+ Prize Pack

Thanks for joining us for week 2 of National Craft Month! It's going to be another great week. Enjoy, 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 01, 2016

It's National Craft Month with Graphic 45!

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It's March 1 - the first day of National Craft Month! Woo hoo - this is a huge reason to celebrate. And we are celebrating BIG on the blog today! We have projects from so many different crafting genres. We also have links to our Pinterest boards that will lead you down a rabbit hole of amazing craft inspiration. How will you celebrate National Craft Month? We encourage you to take the pledge to get creative this month. There is nothing like creating a project with your own hands that you can keep forever or send to a friend. We encourage you to take the leap and get creative this month!

First, let's start with a celebration of CARDS! Cards are a favorite for our G45ers, so we thought that would be a great place to start. Mariusz Gierszewski has a gorgeous Spring Easter card to start off our National Craft Month using Once Upon a Springtime

"Hi Graphic45's fans, Mariusz Gierszewski here. It's time to say: "Hello Easter!!!" Today I have next awesome card with many layers and flowers, created of Once Upon a Springtime collection. I used frame's chipboard from Scrapiniec and next on the top I created a composition. Now I'm waiting for you Easter's inspirations with Graphic papers. Hugs Mariusz"

Mariusz with a great Easter card using Once Upon a Springtime #graphic45

Mariusz with a great Easter card using Once Upon a Springtime #graphic45

Supply List

Once Upon a Springtime Deluxe Collector's Edition 4501099

Guess what? We have lots of other card ideas for you on our Cards Pinterest Board!

Follow Graphic 45®'s board Cards on Pinterest.

Who loves creating layouts? Lori Williams has a layout and a tutorial that will inspire you to create a beautiful layout using Voyage Beneath the Sea!

"It’s easy to create a layout with a single picture but a lot of us struggle with multiple photo layouts.   This project will walk you through step by step a three picture layout using one of Graphic 45’s newest and most sought after collection” Voyage Beneath the Sea." ~Lori

Voyage Beneath the Sea Collection Layout by Lori Williams designing for Graphic 45

Check out How to Create a Graphic 45 Layout- Step by Step by Lori Williams on Snapguide.  

Lori's Snapguide Tutorial

Voyage Beneath the Sea Collection Layout by Lori Williams designing for Graphic 45



Voyage Beneath the Sea Collection Layout by Lori Williams designing for Graphic 45


Voyage Beneath the Sea Collection Layout by Lori Williams designing for Graphic 45

Supply List

Graphic 45 
Voyage Beneath the Sea 12 x 12 Paper Pad
Deep Blue Dream
Ocean Quest
Voyage Beneath the Sea
Neptune’s Adventure
Mermaid Melody

Graphic 45 Staples
Stamped metal brads
Alphabet Stickers
Other Products Used:
Petaloo Flowers
Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts / Chipboard
Prima Chalk Ink: Rusty Key, Black Coal, Cold Ice and Rock Moss
Sewing Machine
3/8” hole punch
Foiled burlap
Dries Clear Glue
Zip Dry Glue

The layout inspiration doesn't end here. Enjoy our Graphic 45 Scrapbook Layouts Pinterest Board!

Follow Graphic 45®'s board Graphic 45 Scrapbook Layouts on Pinterest.

Now, it's time to celebrate Tags! Joanne Bain shares absolutely gorgeous tags using Once Upon a Springtime. Best part? They're quick and easy to make. Enjoy Joanne's tutorial below and try these beauties out yourself!

"So this was a little challenging for me, not the tag side but the creating in under 10 minutes. So I timed myself and it was about 15 minutes per tag eeeeekkkkk please don’t tell anybody. They are however very affordable and entirely made from patterned paper and a little fussy cutting. I decided to create the set using the stunning Once Upon A Springtime collection featuring the fairies." ~Joanne

Once Upon a Springtime fairy tag set by Joanne Bain #graphic45

Check out How to Create a Fairy Tag With Once Upon a Springtime by Joanne Bain on Snapguide. 

Joanne's Snapguide Tutorial


Once Upon a Springtime fairy tag by Joanne Bain #graphic45


Once Upon a Springtime fairy tag by Joanne Bain #graphic45


Once Upon a Springtime fairy tag by Joanne Bain #graphic45

Supply List

Once Upon A Springtime Collection
Paper used - Pixie Post, Primrose Cottage, Once Upon A Springtime Frames.

Are you a fan of tag-making? Well, check out some great ideas on our Graphic 45 Tag Staples Pinterest Board!

Follow Graphic 45®'s board Graphic 45 Tag Staples on Pinterest.

We cannot forget Albums! We have a beautiful baby Mixed Media Album from Tati Scrap using Precious Memories. What a meaningful album or gift idea!

"I have made this album for a Mon 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" ~Tati Scrap

Tati, Album, Precious Memories, Graphic 45

Tati, Album, Precious Memories, Graphic 45

Tati, Album, Precious Memories, Graphic 45

Tati, Album, Precious Memories, Graphic 45

Tati, Album, Precious Memories, Graphic 45

Tati, Album, Precious Memories, Graphic 45

Tati, Album, Precious Memories, Graphic 45

Supply List

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

Did you know we host monthly Mixed Media Album blog features with great art journaling pages and tutorials? You can find them all on our Pinterest Board!

Follow Graphic 45®'s board Graphic 45 Mixed Media Album Monthly Series on Pinterest.

You know that we here at Graphic 45 adore Altered Art. That is why we often wish you a "Happy Papercrafting" because we know that crafting can easily and happily turn to 3D projects in no time - home decor, shadowboxes, mixed media - all of it is so much fun. One of the best creators of altered art is our amazing G45 Ambassador Jim, the Gentleman Crafter.

"Need a bit of Britain to light up your dwelling?  Well, The Big Ben Lamp might just do the trick.  Made with cut out pieces of heavy weight chipboard, and then backed with a light tracing paper; the lamp will glow through all the windows of this historic treasure." ~Jim, the Gentleman Crafter

Jim, the Gentleman Crafter's Big Ben Cityscapes handmade lamp - amazing! #graphic45


Jim, the Gentleman Crafter's Big Ben Cityscapes handmade lamp - amazing! #graphic45


Jim, the Gentleman Crafter's Big Ben Cityscapes handmade lamp - amazing! #graphic45


Jim, the Gentleman Crafter's Big Ben Cityscapes handmade lamp - amazing! #graphic45


Jim, the Gentleman Crafter's Big Ben Cityscapes handmade lamp - amazing! #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45 CityScapes Paper Collection
Graphic 45 Claw Feet
Heavy Weight Black Chipboard
Nightlight cord with toggle switch
LED Chandelier Light Bulb

Always wanted to try altered art, but have never been quite sure where to start? Check out our Graphic 45 Altered Art Pinterest Board!

Follow Graphic 45®'s board Graphic 45 Altered Art on Pinterest.

In honor of the first week of National Craft Month, we have a $100 prize pack this week stuffed with our Deluxe Collector's Edition An ABC Primer and our retired collection A Proper Gentleman and tons of great Staples including a Mixed Media Album. Wow! All you have to do is comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to win. There will be lots of fun contests this month in honor of the month of crafting. So, make sure to join us, G45ers!

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All right, we kicked off National Craft Month with some awesome inspiration. Get ready for some fun this month, G45ers! It's time to get to the craft table. Let's get creative together this month, G45ers!

Happy National Craft Month,

The G45 Family

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