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Jul 8, 2014 5:00:00 AM

A Tutorial-Worthy Tuesday!

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Welcome to the blog this Tuesday! We are in the mood to create, so what better way than filling the blog with fabulous tutorials this fine day. We have two incredible projects with 2 fun tutorials from Tati Scrap and Katie Zoey Ho. Tati uses the new An Eerie Tale collection, and Katie shows off how to make an infinity card with Sweet Sentiments! Will you create today? We hope this will jumpstart the creative energy.

Before we jump into the tutorials, we want to share some of the great work that's been happening on Facebook. We love when you post your projects made with Graphic 45 on our Facebook page, and since we just celebrated the 4th of July, we thought this tag by Misty Busby would be a fabulous highlight today. She so wonderfully uses the reds, whites, and blues in our By the Sea collection. Thanks for sharing with us Misty, and we hope you will share too, G45ers!

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Tati Scrap always creates the most wonderful creations with intricate and inspiring fussy cutting and beautiful touches of glitter. We are so excited to see a new project with An Eerie Tale as well! How magical is this card?

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Check out How to Make a Magical Card by Tati Scrap on Snapguide.  

Tati's An Eerie Tale Magic Card Snapguide Tutorial


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Supplies:

Kraft cardstock
12x12” An Eerie Talle Graphic 45 papers collection:
" Unsolved Mystery"
You Bewitch Me
Fanciful Fable"
Wicked Whimsey
Stickles : Platinum

Katie really shows off her cardmaking skills with this gorgeous card! And she shares her talents with us with a great tutorial. Wouldn't this be a wonderful card to send a loved one?

"Especially handmade these infinity cards (aka never-ending cards) for one of my girlfriends and cousin who are going to get married this August. These cards look pretty simple, but the magic behind is when you unfold and unfold them to reveal what’s inside. Fun and sweet loving cards that amuse the recipients who receive them…"~Katie

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Check out How to Create an Infinity Card by Katie Z. on Snapguide.  

Katie's Infinity Card Snapguide Tutorial


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An Infinity Card Supplies

Plain Cardstock (any color of choice/matching color)

Sweet Sentiments (Sweet Sentiments, Perfect Petals, All My Love, Heart Song & Violet Bouquet)

Sweet Sentiments 8” X 8” Paper Pad

Sweet Sentiments Chipboard

Sweet Sentiments Stickers

Sweet Sentiments Cling Stamp 2

Hearts Wood Flourishes (own stash)

Letterings (own stash)

 

Many thanks to our talented designers Tati and Katie for sharing these beauties! It puts us in the papercrafting spirit - let's all spend some time at the craft table today, what do you say? Does that sound like fun? And don't forget to share on our Facebook page!

 

Joyously Creating,

 

Graphic 45

 

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

 

Jul 7, 2014 5:00:00 AM

A Monday Perfect for Cardmaking

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Welcome to the blog this fine Monday! We hope our G45ers celebrating the 4th of July had a fabulous weekend. We cannot wait to start another week of inspiration here on the blog. Today is all about cards! We have cards from three of our designers today. Nichola shares some amazing Good ol' Sport cards. Romy Veul will share a sublime Sweet Sentiments card. We will close out the day with a wonderful card from Ginny Nemchak that reminds us to never stop dreaming! Do you love cardmaking? Today's blog is for you!

It's Monday - which means, a new giveaway! Woo hoo! With all the red, white, and blue and beach pictures we see online, what a better time for a By the Sea giveaway? Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to be entered to win. We will announce the winner here on the blog on Friday. Comment away!

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Nichola shares how to get the creative juices flowing in her description below, and we just love these Good ol' Sport cards!

"Lately, when my creative juices have felt a little low, I’ve been making cards. I grab a piece of 12” x 12” Core'dinations Cardstock chop it into three pieces of varying sizes and set to work. For this sporty set I used Antique Moss as my base and then used coordinating papers from Graphic 45’s Good Ol’ Sport to embellish. Inside, I’ve attached a piece of plain bond paper for writing, and added restrained embellishments. In no time at all I’ve got some useful cards and my paper crafting mojo is back!"~Nichola

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Supply List:

Play Ball
Big Score
Victory
Champion
Number 1 Fan
Good Ol' Sport Banners
Good Ol' Sport Stickers
Good Ol' Sport Alphabet Stickers
Antique Moss Core'dinations Cardstock

Plain Bond Paper

Romy reminds us that everyone loves to be loved! We love this gorgeous card with a very Sweet Sentiment.

"Every day is a good day to show someone your love for him or her. Therefore, I made this card with the gorgeous Sweet Sentiments collection. I decided to use one of the images from the “Be My Valentine” paper as the central element on my card. I framed it with a resin frame and positioned it in the middle of my card, surrounded by a few lovely butterflies and hearts, that were cut out from the papers as well. " ~ Romy

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 Supply List:

 Sweet Sentiments papers:
Be My Valentine
Violet Bouquet
Heart Song
Spring has Sprung
All My Love
Sweet Sentiments 8x8 Pad
Sweet Sentiments Tags & Pockets

Don't forget to dream! This stunning Typography card in creams and blues is by the amazing Ginny! She is such a stunning cardmaker, and wouldn't this be a true treasure to receive in the mail? Love the ribbon with the chipboard reminder to "Live Laugh Love!" A perfect Monday reminder.

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Supply List:

 

Graphic 45 Typography Imagine
Graphic 45 Typography Inscribe
Graphic 45 Typography Dream
Graphic 45 Typography Tags and Pockets
Graphic 45 Typography Chipboard 1
Worldwin Cardstock
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Forever in Time felt doily
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Black Soot
Ball chain
Vintage button

Thank you for joininig us this Monday all about cards! Did you feel inspired to try a card yourself today? If you do, please share on our Facebook page! We'd love to see it. Thanks to Nichola, Romy, and Ginny for sharing with us today.

Happy Cardmaking,

Graphic 45

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

 

Jul 4, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Red, White, and Blue with Graphic 45

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Happy 4th of July, G45ers! Many of our American G45ers are celebrating this holiday today, and we hope everyone has a sunny, fun, and friend-filled day! We thought it would be fun to share red, white, and blue projects with you today! It's always fun to start with a color palette and create from there. We have a beautiful card from Lori Williams using By the Sea! Then, a project using red, white, and blue with splashes of other colors by the wonderful Andrew Roberts. It will be a great 4th of July here on the blog!

Before we begin, we must announce a winner! Our randomly chosen winner of the prize pack below is...

-Nancy Barrick Gaumer: G45 washi tape??!! I haven't seen that yet. I can't wait!!! And I could use this collection for sooo many things.

Congratulations, Nancy! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Enjoy your goodies pictured below!

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The By the Sea card below is a brilliant summer card and is so perfect for our red, white, and blue celebration! Love this from Lori Williams.

"I really love this collection for so many reasons….first I adore the shore. Anything with a beach themesteals my heart right away. I’m also a very patriotic girl, so the colors are perfect for a 4th of July project. Mix the two of those things with Graphic 45 and you’ll have the By The Sea Collection.

I really love adding depth to my work with lots of layers and lots of foam tape and embellishments. Little details like stitching on a card or that little twig of ribbon can really take your projects up a notch and add so much to them." ~Lori

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 Supply List

Graphic 45 By the Sea 12 x 12 paper
Sea Sail
Gathering Seashells
Pier 45
Sand and Surf
By the Sea Chipboard
Hampton Art/Graphic 45 By The Sea Stamp Set
By The Sea Stickers
8 x 8 By The Sea Paper Pad
Graphic 45 Staples: Metal Brad
Other Products Used:
May Arts Ribbon
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Card Stock
Foam Tape
Spellbinders Die
Metal Jump Ring

This is an upcycled masterpiece using Good ol' Sport! Andrew Roberts made a great keepsake of photos of his sons. Wow, amazing!

"There are many types of packaging we throw away everyday. I saw this Brie cheese box had potential, this combined with the Good Ol Sport collection gave me the perfect opportunity to create a keepsake of photos of my sons." ~Andrew

Tip: When Layering your fussy cut images, create depth by utilising different sized images, mounted at different heights.

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Supply List

 

Good Ol Sport 12x12 Papers :
Big Score
        All Star
        Team Work
        Play Ball
        Number One Fan
        Champion
       Cheer On
        Newsworthy
Good Ol Sport Chipboard 1
Good Ol Sport Banners
Good Ol Sport  Alphabet Cardstock Stickers
Good Ol Sport Cardstock Stickers
Brie cheese box
Score Tape
Distress Ink : Vintage Photo
Toothpicks
Jute
Kraft Cardstock
Binder Edge Punch
Bakers Twine

Have a wonderful day, G45ers! Big thank yous to the talented Lori and Andrew. Thanks for joining us for another great week. See you Monday with more inspiration!

Happy 4th of July,

Graphic 45

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

Jul 3, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Bounteous Botanical Tea Altered Art

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We are so excited to now be showing our Design Team's work here on the blog. Aren't you amazed by this 2014 team? We are so honored to have these talented designers working with Graphic 45. Today, our designers showed their crafting prowess with Botanical Tea! Keri Sallee shares the most breathtaking altered art piece - you will be blown away! Then, equally amazing is Solange Marques' incredibly innovative Botanical Tea wedding favors. She even has a Snapguide tutorial for this great project. We are so glad you joined us for this gorgeous day of projects on the blog!

Don't forget to take part in this week's blog giveaway! Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page and you could win this amazing set of Typography prizes. Don't delay, comment today!

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Have you used the Botanical Tea collection yet? It has so much gorgeous imagery, floral patterns, butterflies, and more!

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Keri made the most gorgeous piece of altered art using Botanical Tea. It is so beautifully layered and her fussy cutting is masterful. What a stunning creation!

"When I was creating this project, I kept thinking about all the weddings and wedding showers that happen in the beautiful months of June and July. The idea of having a wedding “tea party” shower just sounds like it would be amazingly perfect, doesn’t it? I wanted this piece to be the center point of the decor for such a party, maybe used on the entrance table to welcome everyone and get them in the tea-drinking, garden-sitting kind of mood."~Keri

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Check out How to Make a Plaque From Graphic 45 Botanical Garden by Keri Sallee on Snapguide.  

Keri Sallee's Botanical Tea Altered Art Snapguide Tutorial


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Graphic 45 Supplies:

Botanical Tea 12x12 Papers
Botanical Tea Alphabet Stickers
Botanical Tea Stickers
Botanical Tea Chipboard 1
Botanical Tea Chipboard 2
Other Supplies:
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Walnut Stain
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Paper Studio Pop Dots
Wooden Plaque (Michael’s)
Tools:
Craft Knife

Solange came up with the most magnificent, stunning, and masterful wedding favor idea! Isn't this the most incredible project? She even provides a tutorial so you can wow your guests. What a project!

"June is a perfect month for wedding ideas, then I used Botanical Tea to make some wedding favors. I love this collection with birds, butterflies and flowers. This cake serves as embellishment and after the party  the guests can take home these favors with a piece of cake or sweets. I used some mediums to get more texture on this project and prepared a tutorial to you." ~Solange

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Check out How to Cake Wedding Favors by Solange Marques on Snapguide.  

Solange's Snapguide Botanical Tea Wedding Favor Tutorial


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Fill these wonderful slices with candy, confetti, or paper flowers! What would you use as the filler, G45ers?


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Supplies


Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Patternes Papers: Botanical Tea, FloraFaunaField of Flowers, Birds of a Feather, Herbal Infusion, Sweet chamomile, Just Because.
Prima Flowers
Acrylic Gesso, Fiber Paste, Spray Ink, laces.

These designers really took Botanical Tea to the next level today! Weren't these inspiring projects? Which Snapguide tutorial do you think you'll give a try? Many thanks to Keri and Solange for sharing their wonderful work with us. We can't wait to get into our craft room!

Happy papercrafting,

Graphic 45

 

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

Jul 2, 2014 5:00:00 AM

A Wednesday Filled with Mini Albums!

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Who loves mini albums? Well, today is your day! We have a blog filled with amazing mini albums by Ginger Ropp and Yumi Muraeda. Ginger provides a tutorial to make versions of the three incredible mini albums she shares below. Yumi shows us how to make an absolutely fabulous purse mini album using our Couture collection! Join us for a mini album party on the blog today. 

To begin, here are three amazing mini albums by Ginger Ropp. Each one is so glorious on its own, and the best part, she teaches you how to make your own using the G45 collection of your choice! Really love how she shows you how the same process can lead to three different and wonderful folio albums.

Let's start with Ginger's By the Sea folio album! A perfect summer mini.

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Ginger's By the Sea Folio Youtube Video Link


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By the Sea Folio Supply List

By the Sea 12x12 Pier 45
By the Sea 12x12 Set Sail
By the Sea 12x12 Sand and Surf
By the Sea 12x12 By the Sea
By the Sea 12x12 Beachcomber
By the Sea 12x12 My Anchor
By the Sea Chipboard
By the Sea Stickers
12x12 Chipboard
Stampin Up Very Vanilla Cardstock
May Arts Twine
May Arts Satin Ribbon
Maya Road Chunky Twine
Tim Holtz Mini Brads
WeR Memory Keepers Extra Wide Eyelets
Dew Drops
Stick pins
Dimensional Adhesive

Now see the richly colored, celebratory Good ol' Sport folio album! Love this color palette. Perfect for the masculine minis you may struggle creating.


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Ginger's Good ol' Sport Folio Album Video Link


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Good Ol’ Sport Supply List

Good Ol’ Sport 12x12 Good Ol’ Sport
Good Ol’ Sport 12x12 All Star
Good Ol’ Sport 12x12 Number 1 Fan
Good Ol’ Sport 12x12 Big Score
Good Ol’ Sport 12x12 Play Ball
Good Ol’ Sport 12x12 Touchdown
Good Ol’ Sport Cardstock Stickers
Good Ol’ Sport Chipboard 2
Good Ol’ Sport Banners
Good Ol’ Sport Tags & Pockets
12x12 Chipboard
May Arts Twine
Stampin Up Black Cardstock
Mini eyelets
Mini brads
Dimensional Adhesive

And who doesn't love Botanical Tea? Love the bright colors and wonderful cover of this beautiful folio album.


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Supply List

 

12 x 12 Medium Wt. Chipboard
Ivory Cardstock
Botanical Tea 12x12 Flora
Botanical Tea 12x12 Fauna
Botanical Tea 12x12 Herbal Infusion
Botanical Tea 12x12 Sweet Chamomile
Botanical Tea 12x12 Just Because
Botanical Tea 12x12 Hello Friend
Botanical Tea Flowers
Botanical Tea Tags & Pockets
Botanical Tea Banners
Botanical Tea Alpha Stickers
Botanical Tea Cardstock Stickers
Adhesive
Dimensional Adhesive
Scor-Tape

Make a Folio Album yourself!

 

Ginger's Waterfall Folio Album Video Tutorial

Next is the most glorious Couture mini album by the amazing Yumi Muraeda! You won't believe all her amazing details, embellishments, and beautiful creations. It's so gorgeous, we want to use it as an actual purse, not just a mini. She is such an incredible designer!

"When I was making a mini Compact album , I got an idea of  party back. So I can carry some album!Also I wanted see a Compact album from outside. Using the acrylic plate to the both sides of the back,  it is clear to see inside compact!" ~Yumi

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This idea is so genius - this mini album can have any cover you want! You can put the cover in for what you feel like on each day. Do you feel gorgeous? Chic? Stylish? Let that guide what cover you use - amazing!


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Download Couture Party Bag Mini Album Tutorial 1&2

 Supplies list

Couture
12’ paper
Couture
Gorgeous
Lovely
Style
Beautiful
Classy
Stunning
Couture Cardstock Banners
Couture Cardstock Alphabet Stickers
Couture  Cling Stamp 1
Washi Tape
AC Cardstock Black, PINK
Acrylic Board
Acrylic Mirror Board
Line stone
Magnet
Brads
StazOn opaque Gold

Wow, these unique takes on mini albums makes us want to jump into the craft room! What mini will you try from today's blog? Did you get great ideas for your next project? We know we did! Thanks for joining us today, and big thanks to Ginger and Yumi for their wonderful work. See you tomorrow for more eye candy!

Rushing off to Make some Minis,

Graphic 45

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