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Jan 24, 2015 5:00:00 AM

There's Still Time to Take the Graphic 45 January Challenge!

There's still a week to enter our January Challenge! Just make the Time to Celebrate mini album below and you could win a $75 prize pack! Have fun and take the challenge today.

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Happy Mini-Making,

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Jan 23, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Graphic 45 Ning Gallery Highlights

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We adore you, our amazing, talented G45ers. We love to see your projects with Graphic 45. For us, it's when we truly see the collections come alive - in the hands of our talented artists! Today, let's celebrate YOUR beautiful work on the blog. We are going to share five amazing projects from our Ning gallery. All 5 of these projects are so amazing, so prepare yourselves to be dazzled! 

First, let's announce who won this week's blog contest! Our randomly chosen winner is....

-Mary Helene

Congratulations, Mary! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Thanks to everyone who entered our contest. Join us next week for more giveaways!

Do you share on our Ning site? If not, we would love to see your work. Upload your projects today!

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To kick off the great shares, we have this gorgeous Bird Song mini album from Sharon Lee Wade-Coughlin. Isn't this stunning? She used toilet paper rolls to create this amazing mini.

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Next, prepare to be inspired by this beautiful Baby 2 Bride hot air balloon from Sandra Carey. Wow! This is truly amazing.Love how she uses Baby 2 Bride.

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Nancy Wethington wows with these gorgeous March Time to Flourish tags. Perfect for spring! Love these. Nancy makes Time to Flourish shine. 

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Watch Kathy Clement wow with this perfect Sweet Sentiments Valentine's Day banner. This holiday is right around the corner, and this is just a gorgeous creation! What a genius use of Sweet Sentiments.

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Now, what a stunning project to close the day with - this absolutely brilliantly composed "Aspirations" layout using The Twelve Days of Christmas and Typography. Trudi Harrison shows us you can think outside the collection and create something truly memorable.

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What an amazing Friday filled with great ideas. Will you go share on our Ning page? At least tour the amazing projects already there! Enjoy and have a fantastic and creative weekend.

Your Fans on Ning,

Graphic 45

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Jan 22, 2015 5:00:00 AM

A Tutorial-Worthy Thursday

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We love when our Design Team shares amazing tutorials. For so long, our G45ers would say, "I love Graphic 45, but I don't know how to use it!" So, we are so grateful for our amazing Design Team who not only shares multitude of inspiration, but also their knowledge and tutorials with us. We hope it inspires you to cut into those lovely papers and create a masterpiece. Today, Rhea Freitag shares a brilliant masculine Valentine's Day card and tutorial. Then, Yumi Muraeda gives you another grand idea for the New Year with a beautiful project and Snapguide. 

Also, today's the last day to take part in our Time to Flourish giveaway! Take part now:

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We are in love with this maculine Valentine's Day card by the amazing Rhea. Check out her tutorial below as well!

"This card was inspired by the notion of trying to make a masculine Valentine card with a steampunk feel. I chose a few coveted scraps of Halloween in Wonderland and combined them with Typography for the perfect mash up.  The use of the washi tape is superb for creating a heavy backdrop for a card like this with tons of embellishments.  I made a little snapguide to show you how I put together this creative masculine card." ~Rhea

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Check out How to Make an Altered Masculine Valentine Card by Rhea Freitag on Snapguide.  

Rhea's Snapguide Tutorial


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Supply List

Graphic 45 Washi Tape
Typography
Hallowe'ein in Wonderland
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Next, we have this amazing schedule book from Yumi. We love this great idea filled with rich colors and great stamp techniques!

 

"I wanted to make a own Stamp Schedule book for next year. Graphic 45 Easel Albums has 14 pages so I can start from this November. This is great and fun! This Stamp Schedule book is easy to make, just you need a PATIENCE!

Thank you so much!!" ~Yumi

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Check out How to Schedule Book With Stamp 2015 by Yumi Muraeda on Snapguide.  

Yumi's Snapguide Tutorial


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Supply List

Graphic 45 Easel Albums
Graphic 45 Typography 8’paper pads
Graphic 45 Typography Cling Stamps 1,2,3
Graphic 45 Washi tape set
Ranger craft tags #5
Ranger Archival Ink , JET BLACK, CARNATION RED, FORGET-ME- NOT BLUE
Any Stamp of Number, Month’s name and List( BUCKET, THINGS TO DO, REMEMBER Etc.)
HERO ARTS round alphabet stamps
amy tangerine date stamp
Faber-Castell CHALK BOARD PAINT
Color Box CHALK IKPAD
Black Ribbon (any)
Sizzix eclips2 cutter

Thanks for joining us for tutorials! Get out some of your G45 papers and play today.

Happy Creating,

Graphic 45

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Jan 21, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Gorgeous Cards with Graphic 45

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We love cards! We love the idea of mailable pieces of art, don't you? Today, Solange Marques and Donna Espiritu share gorgeous card ideas.  Solange has mixed media masterpieces to share today using Time to FlourishDonna wows with a card using An ABC Primer which will soon be re-released as a Deluxe Collector's Edition. Have a wonderful day gettting card inspiration!

Make sure to take part in our Time to Flourish giveaway this week. You could win the prize pack below!

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Now, enjoy these stunning Time to Flourish cards from Solange. Aren't these beautiful? Perfect for Valentine's Day and for the upcoming spring season.

"This collection is very special and inspirational and it is perfect for calendars and diaries, but on this time, I used to make cards and I love the results." ~Solange

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Supply List

Graphic 45 Time to Flourish 12x12 papers:
February Cut Apart, February flourish, June Cut Apart, June Flourish
Core’dinations cardstocks
Imaginarium designs Chipboards
Acrylic Gesso
Acrylic Paints
Crackle Paste

Next, this is the most beautiful An ABC Primer card from Donna. We love her use of distressed layering, ribbon, and flowers. Wow! What a stunning card.

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Supply List

Graphic 45 An ABC Primer 12x12 papers
Graphic 45 Staples key
Core'dinations cardstock
Petaloo Botanica collection flower
Ribbons
Twine
Distress Ink
Border punch

The inspiration doesn't stop here! Miranda Edney has a gorgeous project waiting for you over on the Paper Crafter's Library blog today. Go take a look at this gorgeous project!

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Thank you for joining us today for gorgeous cards. We hope it inspires you to spend some quality time in your craft room.

Your Pals in Paper,

Graphic 45

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Jan 20, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Great Ideas with New Graphic 45

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We are so excited about our new releases we debuted at Winter CHA 2015! Please look for these new collections in stores in early to mid-February. Today, we will be enjoying two gorgeous projects from Annette Green and Ginny Nemchak. Annette shares a gorgeous Precious Memories easel card and Ginny wows with Home Sweet Home altered art.

Don't forget to enter our contest this week! This great Time to Flourish prize pack could be yours!

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Now, enjoy this stunning Precious Memories card from Annette. Take it away, Annette:

"Easel cards are some of my favorites to create, not only for the “wow factor” but for the additional real estate to use as many beautiful Graphic 45 papers as possible. Creating a shadow box effect isn’t difficult. Simply die cut the shape you like and cut away the center with a craft knife and ruler. I use  ½” wide strips of chipboard for the frame walls, cover it with paper and adhere the die-cut shape to it. Voila! an impressive 3D effect." ~Annette

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Supply List

Graphic 45 12 x 12 Precious Memories paper collection
Baby’s Breath
Cuddle Time
Sugar & Spice
Pat-a-Cake
Core’dinations Signature Series Cardstock: Pearl Blush
May Arts ribbon
Sizzix Alterations Die: Cabinet Card

Now, this is a stunning Home Sweet Home altered Matchbook Box from Ginny Nemchak! We love the dimension and fussy cutting scene she creates inside to give a wonderful 3D effect. What a wonderful idea.

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Supply List

Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home~Granny’s Quilt
Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home~Garden Fresh
Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home~Apple Pie
Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home~Country Life
Graphic 45 Staples 12x12 Matchbook Box
Tim Holtz Distress Ink~Gathered Twigs

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Thank you for joining us today, G45ers! We hope you enjoy these great projects and it gets the wheels turning as you plan your projects with our new collections. Have a great Tuesday!

Happy Papercrafting,

Graphic 45

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