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Apr 20, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Incredible Altered Art with Graphic 45

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We love altered art! And today, we have some absolutely gorgeous projects from Miranda Edney and Solange Marques. What an awesome way to kick off the week on the blog!

First, we have this absolutely mesmerizing Typography G45 marquee sign by the incredible Miranda Edney. Miranda is an altered art master, and this just displays that perfectly!

Miranda's marquee G45 sign using Typography! Love! #graphic45


Love this altered G45 marquee sign by the brilliant altered artist Miranda Edney using Typography! #graphic45


G45 Marquee Sign by the brilliant Miranda Edney #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45 Papers
Typography-Journey
Typography-Inscribe
G45 Staples
Antique Metal Door Pull
Kraft Tag Album
Ornate Metal Keys
Ornate Metal Key Hole
Typography Stamp Set
Alcohol Inks
Ingvild Bolme Junkyard Findings

Next, check out this perfect suitcase for baby using Baby 2 Bride by Solange! What a dreamy project.

"I am in Love with suitcases, I Love make them with chipboards and then I decorate them using G45 papers. This time I used a sweet and soft collection: Baby 2 Bride Deluxe Collector’s Edition. It is a perfect collection  for a baby suitcase. " ~Solange

Baby 2 Bride altered suitcase by the amazing Solange Marques #graphic45

Solange used our Baby 2 Bride Deluxe Collector's Edition to make this gorgeous baby suitcase. How fun!

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Baby 2 Bride altered mixed media suitcase by the amazing Solange Marques #graphic45


Pink, roses, and beautiful mixed media on this Baby 2 Bride altered suitcase by the amazing Solange Marques #graphic45


Baby 2 Bride altered suitcase by the amazing Solange Marques #graphic45

 

Supply List

Graphic 45 Baby 2 Bride Deluxe Collector’s Edition papers
Graphic 45 Baby 2 Bride Deluxe Collector’s Edition chipboard tags
Graphic 45 Baby 2 Bride Deluxe Collector’s Edition stickers
Graphic 45 Stamped Metal Brads
Tresors de Luxe laces
Petaloo Flowers
BoBunny flowers
Acrylic Gesso
Watercolor
Crackle Paste

Let's find out who won last week's Precious Memories giveaway! Our randomly chosen winner is...

-Jean Marmo

Congratulations, Jean! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Thanks so much to everyone who took part this week. It was a great one!

Now, how about another giveaway this week? Who wants to win this prize pack jam-packed with $71 worth of Raining Cats & Dogs! Looks like a great giveaway. Enter below:

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Thanks for joining us for this Monday full of altered art. What gorgeous projects! Join us tomorrow for more creative inspiration.

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

Apr 19, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Tag! You're It! Time to Make G45 Tags!

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Who loves tag making? We sure do here at Graphic 45! They're perfect to put in mini albums, hang up and create a banner, send to a friend, put on display in your home - the possibilities are endless! Today, we have two gorgeous tag examples from Lori Williams and Ginger Ropp. They will inspire you to get to tag making today!

First, we have this gorgeous April Time to Flourish tag from the amazing Lori! Check out her awesome techniques:

"One of my favorite techniques I used on this tag is the paper ribbon along the bottom.  I just spritzed my
paper strip with some water and let it soak for a minute then I ruffled and folded the paper to resemble ribbon.  I then used a heat gun to dry and set it and finally ran it through my sewing machine to tack everything in place.  I love manipulating paper into amazing forms that aren’t characteristics are them naturally and I felt the flowing paper worked so well with the organic feel of the paper and flowers.  

The best part about the Time to Flourish collection is it’s give you a little of everything.  With having pages for each month / season you have palettes of color that range from fall to summer, so there is a little bit of something for everyone.  Of course you can create a calendar that would compare to none, but there are so many other avenues you can go down, like this tag." ~Lori

Gorgeous April Time to Flourish tag by Lori Williams #graphic45

Time to Flourish is so fun because it's great for so much more than calendars. Lori used it to make this amazing April tag!

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Look at the stunning flowers on this gorgeous April Time to Flourish tag by Lori Williams #graphic45


Beautiful layers on this gorgeous April Time to Flourish tag by Lori Williams #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45
12 x 12 Time to Flourish Paper Collection
April Flourish
8 X 8 Time to Flourish Paper Collection
April Cut Apart
Time To Flourish
6x6 Patterns and Solids Time to Flourish
Time to Flourish Flowers
Time to Flourish Stickers
Time to Flourish Chipboard
Graphic 45 Staples
Ornate Metal Label Holder
Ivory Large Tag Album
Other Products Used:
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Cream Card Stock
Sewing Machine
Foam Tape
Seam Binding
Petaloo Leaves
Paper Cutter
Beacon Zip Dry Glue
CTMH Scallop Punch
X-acto Tool
Self Healing Mat

Now, we have this gorgeous tag set from Ginger using Home Sweet Home! How beautiful!

"I love the nostalgic Americana feel of the new Home Sweet Home Collection. I used one of the large kraft tags from the large tag album and created a pocket for the front of the tag. I fussy cut the Farm Fresh label from one of the papers and added  couple of Graphic 45 Staples Brads. I wrapped some pretty ivory twine behind the label. I decorated one of the small kraft ATC tags to tuck inside the pocket. I also added some of the papers to decorate the back of the tag.

For the second tag I layered some of the gorgeous papers and added a really pretty Petaloo flower to the front along with some crochet trim from my stash. I fussy cut one of the stamps and journal spots to layer on the design papers. This collection has so much versatility!" ~Ginger

Home Sweet Home Tags by Ginger Ropp. Beautiful! #graphic45

Ginger used Home Sweet Home to make this amazing tag set!

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Beautiful "Farm Fresh" tag using Home Sweet Home by Ginger Ropp #graphic45


Great pocket and ATC hidden tag on this beautiful "Farm Fresh" tag using Home Sweet Home by Ginger Ropp #graphic45


Beautiful "Farm Fresh" tag using Home Sweet Home by Ginger Ropp #graphic45


The back of Ginger's "Farm Fresh" Home Sweet Home tag #graphic45


"Home is Where the Heart Is" Home Sweet Home tag by Ginger #graphic45


Vivid colors on this "Home Is Where the Heart Is" tag using Home Sweet Home by Ginger Ropp #graphic45

Supply List

Home Sweet Home 12x12 Handmade

Home Sweet Home 12x12 Granny’s Quilt

Home Sweet Home 12x12 Apple Pie

Home Sweet Home 12x12 My Sunshine

Home Sweet Home 12x12 Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home 12x12 Country Life

Graphic 45 Staples Regular Tag Album

Graphic 45 Staples Large Tag Album

Graphic 45 Staples ATC Tag

Graphic 45 Staples Brads

May Arts Chunky Jute Twine

May Arts Ivory twine

May Arts Silk Ribbon Taupe

Petaloo Flowers

Burlap Trim - stash

Crochet lace - stash

Tim Holtz Pin

Fiskars Apron Lace Border Punch

Dimensional Foam Adhesive

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Walnut Stain

 

You still have another day to enter our contest to win a Precious Memories prize pack! Enter before times runs out. We'll announce a winner here on the blog tommorrow:

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Thanks for joining us for a gorgeous day full of tags! We hope you give a tag a try today.

 

 

Tag! You're It!

 

The G45 Family

 

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

Apr 18, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Welcome Baby with Precious Memories!

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Do you know someone expecting a baby? Are you expecting one yourself? We have some great "Welcome Baby" ideas on the blog today from Clare Charvill and Romy Veul. You will be inspired to welcome those bundles of joy with some handmade goodies.

First, we have this gorgeous Precious Memories Baby Box from G45 Ambassador Clare!

"Isn't this collection just adorable.  Craft in salmon pinks or blues or work them both together to make the most beautiful keepsakes for your children and grandchildren.  I'm always drawn to the blues, I think because I had boys rather than girls and chose two different papers to alter the box, turning over the Puppy Dogs Tails and using the cute dress me up borders around the bottom.  I chose a mixture of patterns and solids for the delicate floral display and frame decoration on the top of the box.  The mix of solids and patterns work so well together and enables you to add a different dimension to your project. The papers are the perfect weight for flower making too. " ~Clare

Precious Memories Baby Box by Clare Charvill #graphic45

Clare and Romy use Precious Memories to make these perfect projects today!

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Store your beautiful baby photos in this Precious Memories Baby Box by Clare Charvill #graphic45


Stunning handmade flowers on this Precious Memories Baby Box by Clare Charvill #graphic45


Love the shelf in this Precious Memories Baby Box by Clare Charvill #graphic45


The inside of this Precious Memories Baby Box by Clare Charvill #graphic45


What a great removable tray in this Precious Memories Baby Box by Clare Charvill #graphic45

Supply List

12 x 12 Papers from the Precious Memories Collection 
Pat a Cake 
Puppy Dogs Tails 
Pale Blue Patterns and Solids for the trinket tray 
Cream & Blue patterns and solids for the flower spray 
 
Other Supplies used 
This N That Box - My Creative Spirit 
Blue chalk paint 
Tacky glue 
Arriana Die Set - Heartfelt Creations
Spellbinders Rose Creation Die 10" baby blue ribbon 
Sage Green Card Stock 
Perlen Pen for flower centres
Miniature Ivy Die 
Art Glitter
Cuttlebug Alpha Die set 
Oval X Cuts Dies & Chipboard for frame on box lid
 
Next, enjoy this perfectly gorgeous Precious Memories card by Romy. Love this stunning card!

"I always love to work with pink and blue and I also really like making baby cards. So needless to say, the Precious Memories collection was right up in my alley. I used a mixture of different papers and chipboard embellishments to make this card for a newborn baby girl. " ~Romy

Stunning Precious Memories "Cherish" card by Romy #graphic45
Beautiful butterfly and chipboard buttons on this Precious Memories "Cherish" card by Romy #graphic45
 

Supply List:

Precious Memories 8x8 Pad
Precious Memories Stickers
Precious Memories Chipboard 1
Precious Memoirs Tags & Pockets

 Do you want to win this gorgeous collection? Just enter below to win a prize pack of Precious Memories!

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Thanks for joining us today! We love these brilliant ideas for baby. Hope you have a beautiful Saturday!

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

Apr 17, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Mixed Media Beauty with Graphic 45 Boxes

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We are closing our week of altered G45 Box Staples with some gorgeous creations from Solange Marques, Rhea Freitag, and Andrew Roberts! We are so grateful you joined us for this week of Staples inspiration!

First, we have this gorgeous mixed media Once Upon a Springtime ATC Book Box by Solange! Wow, What glorious colors!

"Graphic 45 ATC boxes are very versatile and I prepared a tutorial for this box where I used a lot of textures. I used Once Upon a Springtime for this Project and added G45 metal pieces." ~Solange

Try the tutorial for this gorgeous Mixed Media Once Upon a Springtime ATC Box by Solange Marques #graphic45

Check out How to Make a Mixed Media ATC Box by Solange Marques on Snapguide.  

Solange's Snapguide Tutorial

Solange used our ATC Book Box for this Once Upon a Springtime mixed media masterpiece!

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Love how Solange used the Antique Metal Door Pull on the side of her Once Upon a Springtime ATC Book Box #graphic45


Fairy magic on htis Mixed Media ATC Book Box by Solange using Once Upon a Springtime - in love! #graphic45


Love the mixed media magic inside this ATC Book Box by Solange #graphic45


What a sweet scene on the inside of Solange's Once Upon a Springtime ATC Book Box! #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45 Once Upon a Springtime  Deluxe Collector’s Edition
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic  Ornate Metal Key Holes
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Door Pull
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Stamp
Crackle Paste
Glass Beads
Spray Inks
Acrylic Gesso

Rhea used one of our Mixed Media Boxes to create this masterpiece. We love this metallic, grey, beautiful project!

"For this project I wanted to try and use the small mixed media box in a different way.  My plan was to completely alter the box instead of covering it with paper like I typically would.  The effect that I got was amazing.  It really looks like metal.  Please enjoy the snapguide I created to show you the steps I took to make this sweet altered box.  Cheers!" ~Rhea

Brilliant Mixed Media Box from Rhea using many of our Metal Staples! #graphic45

Check out How to Alter a Graphic 45 Mixed Media Box by Rhea Freitag on Snapguide.  

Rhea's Snapguide Tutorial

Rhea used our black Mixed Media Box to create this awesome altered piece!

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Lovely florals and metallic embellishments on this gorgeous Mixed Media Box by Rhea #graphic45


Gorgeous metal details in this Mixed Media Box from Rhea #graphic45


Stunning details on this Mixed Media Box by Rhea #graphic45


Great techniques on the back of this Mixed Media Box by Rhea #graphic45

Supply List

12x12 Artisan Style Craftsmanship
Small Mixed Media Box Black
Shabby Chic Door Pull
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads
Shabby Chic Keyholes
Graphic 45 Butterfly
Shabby Chic Ornate Key
Claw Feet
Artisan Style Cling Stamp 1
Staz On Ink
Distress Ink
Distress Stain
E 6000
Prima Flowers
Prima Silver Micro Beads
Liquid Matte Medium

Next, Andrew used Home Sweet Home and our ATC Book Box to create a brilliant project!

"We asked to create a project using the graphic 45 ATC Book Box and inserts. I decided to go healthy and take advantage of the fabulous images from the home sweet home collection. In Tasmania Australia where I have recently moved to, there is tonnes of fresh produce grown and this was the perfect inspiration form this creation. I love the country theme of this collection and it has a striking colour palette. I f you love the country life and want a little bit in your craft stash I would encourage you to get this great collection .

Tip: After fussy cutting images from your favorite graphic 45 collection try adhering them vertically to create wonderful dimensionality."~Andrew

Gorgeous Farm Fresh ATC Book Box by Andrew using Home Sweet Home #graphic45

Andrew used the Home Sweet Home paper collection for this project. We love how it turned out! You can now find this collection in stores!

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Gorgeous Farm Fresh ATC Book Box by Andrew using Home Sweet Home. Love the fussy cut veggies! #graphic45


Gorgeous Farm Fresh ATC Book Box by Andrew using Home Sweet Home #graphic45


Gorgeous Farm Fresh ATC Book Box by Andrew using Home Sweet Home #graphic45


Love the fussy cutting and vials in this amazing Farm Fresh ATC Book Box by Andrew using Home Sweet Home #graphic45

Supply list

Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home ephemera cards
Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home 12 x 12 Papers : Granny quilt, Garden Fresh, Farmer's Market, Country Life
Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home 6 x 6 paper pad
Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home Cardstock Stickers
Graphic 45 Antique Metal Door Pulls
Graphic 45 ATC Book Box
Miniature apothecary bottles
Metal corners

Don't forget to enter to win our Precious Memories giveaway this week! You have a couple more days to enter!

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Thanks for joining us for this week of Staples inspiration! We hope you'll give our Box Staples and our ATC Book Box a try! Have a wonderful Friday, G45ers. 

Happy Creating,

The G45 Family

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

Apr 16, 2015 5:00:00 AM

ATC Box Staples make Gorgeous Creations!

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You will love the ATC Book Box projects shared today. So many brilliant and innovative ideas from our brilliant Design Team. Today, we have ideas from Nadya Lifa, Nichola Battilana, and Jim, The Gentleman Crafter. What an exciting day here on the blog!

Before we jump in, check out the amazing Tip of the Day from Charee Filimoehala for Scrapbook Expo!

 

Charee's Tip of the Day for Scrapbook Expo

First, we have  these brilliant fabric masterpieces from the brilliant imagination of Nadya Lifa!

"You have a lot of tissue cuttings, but it is so beautiful that you find it difficult to part with it? Of course, we should not throw away a good crop of beautiful fabrics and lace! Use them in tthisproject! I see it interesting  to mix up the fabric and paper, and in this project I want to show how you can combine these materials and make a stunning project! So you can decorate by this way the album`s  and notebook`s covers, as well as make unusual storage for ATC cards!" ~Nadya

Tutorial: Learn to make this gorgeous Botanical Tea ATC Book Box by Nadya! #graphic45

Check out How to Create ATC Box by Nadya Tana Lifa on Snapguide.  

Nadya's Snapguide Tutorial

Nadya used the gorgeous Botanical Tea collection to make this gorgeous shabby chic ATC Book Box!

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Gorgeous fabric, texture, and more on this Botanical Tea ATC Book Box by Nadya #graphic45


Gorgeous tulle on this Botanical Tea ATC Book Box by Nadya #graphic45


Love the fabric tags and gorgeous details in this Botanical Tea ATC Book Box by Nadya - learn how to make one yourself! #graphic45


Gorgeous Lion Door Knocker on this Botanical Tea Book Box by Nadya #graphic45


The beautiful ATCs in the Botanical Tea Book Box by Nadya #graphic45


Beautiful blues on this ATC by Nadya #graphic45


Gorgeous Botanical Tea ATC by Nadya with fabric scraps, fussy cutting and florals #graphic45


Love the stamped swatch on this ATC using Botanical Tea by Nadya. Dreaming of Paris! #graphic45


"Humming Birds" love on this gorgeous ATC From Nadya. Love the fabric layers on this! #graphic45


"Robin's Egg" ATC by the brilliant Nadya using Botanical Tea #graphic45


Love thie layered Botanical Tea tag from Nayda. Beautiful colors, fabric, and more! #graphic45


A beautiful "Friend" ATC from Nadya using Botanical Tea #graphic45


Gorgeous Botanical Tea ATC by Nadya using fabric scraps and beautiful texture #graphic45


"Birds of a Feather" Botanical Tea ATC by Nadya #graphic45


A stunning duo of Botanical Tea ATCs from Nadya #graphic45


"Humming Birds" ATC by Nadya in her gorgeous ATC Book Box #graphic45


The stunning ATCs in Nadya's ATC Book Box #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45 Staples  ATC Book Box
Graphic 45  Botanical Tea 8/8 Pad
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea 6/6 Pad
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Stickers
Graphic 45 Staples  Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keys
Graphic 45 Staples  Door Knockers
Graphic 45 Staples  Ornate Metal Label Holder
Fabric
Ribbons
Lace
Glue

Now, Nichola creates a most stunning altered ATC Book Box using Artisan Style! Take it away, Nichola!

"Once in a while things come together so easily it sort of feels like cheating… that was the case with this little box. I began by simply painting all of the edges and corners of an ATC book box black.To the top of the box I added Artisan Style Decorative Flourish, the sides are Artisan Style > This Old House. The inside the box is covered with Craftmanship and the bottom of the box is covered with Natural Beauty for a bit of “POP”. To finish off the piece I wrapped a length of black ribbon around the sides and added a piece from Artisan Style Decorative Chipboard, a Stamped Metal Brad and a set of those fabulous Claw Feet. The top has an amazing chunky Fancy Handle that I’ve affixed in the upright position. A little bit of distressing on the edges and the whole thing is complete and looks really elegant. Now to decide if I should use this fab little box to store my ATC’s or fancy costume jewelry!" ~Nichola

"Details of a Plan" Artisan Style Book Box by Nichola - so elegant! #graphic45

 Nichola uses our new Antique Brass Claw Feet Staples on this gorgeous altered ATC Book Box. Love these!

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Loving the claw feet on this stunning Artisan Style ATC Book Box by Nichola #graphic45


Love the ATCs in Nichola's ATC Book Box using Artisan Style - such vivid colors #graphic45


"Details of a Plan" Artisan Style ATC Book Box by Nichola #graphic45


Stunning ATCs by Nichola using Artisan Style #graphic45

 

Supply List

Decorative Flourish
This Old House
Craftmanship
Natural Beauty
Artisan Style Decorative Chipboard
Stamped Metal Brad
Claw Feet
Black MayArts ribbon
Fancy Handle
Black acrylic paint
ATC’S
Artisan Style 6x6 Patterns & Solids
Artisan Style 8x8 Pad
Artisan Style Journaling Chipboard
Artisan Style Tags & Pockets
Artisan Style Sticker
Ribbons

Glass beads

Next, we have this genius altered Artisan Style clock idea from G45 Ambassador Jim, the Gentleman Crafter!

 "The traveling clock is an awesome project to make for someone as they travel the world.  The clock is closed by a button and string closure on the side and the Graphic 45 Door knocker is the perfect handle to take it from luggage to desk.  Opening the lid of the Graphic 45 Book Box and folding it under makes the perfect stand and angle to view the clock within on the desktop." ~Jim, The Gentleman Crafter

A clock is hiding inside this amazing altered ATC Book Box by Jim, The Gentleman Crafter! #graphic45

Jim uses Artisan Style for this amazing creation! Wow!

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Love the added Lion Knocker on this Artisan Style clock made from an ATC Book Box #graphic45


"Travel" Artisan Style clock by Jim, The Gentleman Crafter #Graphic45


In LOVE with this Artisan Style clock from Jim, the Gentleman Crafter made from an ATC Book Box #graphic45


Beautiful Artisan Style clock by Jim, the Gentleman Crafter. Love these vivid colors! #graphic45


See the Artisan Style trave clock inside this ATC Book Box by Jim, the Gentleman Crafter #graphic45


What a stunning clock face in this Artisan Style travel clock by Jim, the Gentleman Crafter #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45 Artisan Style Paper Collection
Graphic 45 Book Box
Graphic 45 Door Knockers
Idea-ology Compass Coins
Idea-ology Typed Tokens
1/4" Mini Quartz Clock Movement with Hands
Waxed Black Thread
Acrylic Sheet
Brads

Remember, you can win some Precious Memories this week on the blog! Enter below:

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Thanks for joining us for the amazing ideas today! What an amazing group of projects and designers. Join us tomorrow for more amazing ideas from our team using our G45 Box Staples!

Happy Altering,

The G45 Family

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