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Jul 21, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Glorious Steampunk Upcycling from Nico Scrap and Einat!

  Steampunk box, DIY paper, Tutorial by Nico Scrap, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 2

Today, we have Steampunk magic in store for you, G45ers! Nico Scrap and Einat Kessler have two stunning projects that will amaze you! They use a combo of DIY Craft Rolls and Steampunk Debutante in such a magical way. Enjoy today's great ideas!

First, Nico Scrap takes a plain box and turns it into Steampunk magic! Note how he lines the sides with our Washi Tape. Such an easy way to make such a sharp edge!

Steampunk box, DIY paper, Tutorial by Nico Scrap, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 2


Steampunk box, DIY paper, Tutorial by Nico Scrap, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 2


Steampunk box, DIY paper, Tutorial by Nico Scrap, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 2


Steampunk box, DIY paper, Tutorial by Nico Scrap, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 2

Supply List

DIY craft paper "Architecture & Alphabet"
Paper "Steampunk Debutante" collection
Metal key, washi tape and metal embellishments by Graphic45
Embellishments ( gear, chain, metal corners ) by Scrapunlimited
ink Graphic45 (brown)
double sided foam tape

Now, Einat shows how to take an old baking tray and turning it into magic! We love this tutorial she has below. Also, check out that adorable banner made of chipboard - love it!

"I’m a big believer in up-cycling so I hardly throw anything. When I decided I don’t need this baking tray anymore I knew I won’t throw it away and keep it for the right project. Well…the right project is here. I turned my old baking tray into a magnetic bulletin board! The amazing DIY Craft Paper gave me the perfect opportunity to create this up-cycling because it’s not only beautiful it’s also big enough to cover the tray in one piece!

Tip #1: When you need to create 3D look use leftover pieces of chipboard to create the necessary height.

Tip #2: You don’t need to buy special magnets for this project. Recycle old magnets from your fridge." ~Einat

Upcycled Baking Tray, Steampunk Debutante, by Einat Kessler, Product by Graphic 45 photo 2

Check out How to Create a Magnetic Bulletin Board by Einat Kessler on Snapguide.  

Einat's Snapguide Tutorial

Upcycled Baking Tray, Steampunk Debutante, by Einat Kessler, Product by Graphic 45 photo 2


Upcycled Baking Tray, Steampunk Debutante, by Einat Kessler, Product by Graphic 45 photo 2


Upcycled Baking Tray, Steampunk Debutante, by Einat Kessler, Product by Graphic 45 photo 2


Upcycled Baking Tray, Steampunk Debutante, by Einat Kessler, Product by Graphic 45 photo 2


Upcycled Baking Tray, Steampunk Debutante, by Einat Kessler, Product by Graphic 45 photo 2

Supply List

DIY Craft Paper: Curiosity Collage & Butterflies
Papers: Steampunk Debutante
Staples: Metal Clock Keys, Shabby Chic Metal Clock Keys, Antique Metal Door Pull
Magnets
Paper Flowers
Twine
Foam tape
Gel Medium

This week we are giving away $100 worth of product here on the blog! Love this prize pack full of An ABC Primer, A Proper Gentleman, and tons of great Graphic 45 Staples! All you have to do to win is comment here on the blog or on Facebook! We will announce a winner here on Friday. Have fun entering to win this great giveaway!

(1) $100 An ABC Primer, Proper Gentleman, Mixed Media Album, Staples

Thanks for joining us today! Did you get great ideas and tips from these projects? We certainly did. Have a creative day!

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

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Jul 20, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Get Excited for Wedding Season with Graphic 45!

  Wedding Card, by Elena Olinevich, Ladies Diary, Product by Graphic 45, Photo1

Are weddings coming up for you? They are for us, so what better way to get ready than with beautiful handmade ideas from our Design Team! Elena Olinevich and Aneta Matuszewska have two gorgeous ideas for cards and more to get ready for those upcoming special days!

First, Elena has the most gorgeous card set for us using A Ladies' Diary!

"I love creating cards. When it comes to creating them, I have noticed recently, that I can not stop and narrow it to only one. So it seems that I’ve got used to create two or even 3 of them at once.

However I would like to share some tips how you can save your time and products, if you try to do it in a row.

Tips:

  1. If you are using the die to cut out the shape , it’s a good chance to recycle the leftover and use it as a frame for your other card. The silhouette will frame it perfectly.
  2. Choose 3-4 patterned papers and mix the different ones for your background and for the embellishments. Try to combine different shapes. It will make them look different but matchable at teh same time.
  3. While doing fussy cutting, don’t skip the large elements if you are creating the cards. You can split one piece into several parts and use one for one card, the second for another one." ~Elena

Wedding Card, by Elena Olinevich, Ladies Diary, Product by Graphic 45, Photo1

Wedding Card, by Elena Olinevich, Ladies Diary, Product by Graphic 45, Photo1


Wedding Card, by Elena Olinevich, Ladies Diary, Product by Graphic 45, Photo1


Wedding Card, by Elena Olinevich, Ladies Diary, Product by Graphic 45, Photo1


Wedding Card, by Elena Olinevich, Ladies Diary, Product by Graphic 45, Photo1


Wedding Card, by Elena Olinevich, Ladies Diary, Product by Graphic 45, Photo1


Wedding Card, by Elena Olinevich, Ladies Diary, Product by Graphic 45, Photo1

Supply List

Graphic 45 Deluxe Ladies Diary -12x12 papers
Spellbinders Dies ( shapes and frames)
Prima Marketing flowers and Swirls
Scrapbook Adhesive by 3 L - 3D Foam Mounting Squares, Glue
Cardstock

Now, Aneta shares a beautiful album using Gilded Lily and she has a perfect Save the Date card tutorial below in her great video. See the tour of the album in the video below as well. How fun!

"Description: Handmade romantic wedding album and card based on Gilded Lily and Precious Memories is a perfect gift for a newlyweds. Lot of embellishments and tags makes this piece a very elegant and delicate piece.

Tip 1: TO ADD AN EXTRA PAGE TO YOUR ALBUM USE A EPHERMA CARD AND GLUE IT TO YOUR BASE WITH A SMALL PIECE OF CARDSTOCK.

Tip 2: CUTTING YOUR TAGS IN 2 WILL GIVE YOU MORE OF PERFECT MATCHING EMBELLISHMENTS.

Tip 3: USE A POCKET AS A CONNECTION TO YOUR EXTRA PAGE." ~Aneta

Wedding Day Album by Aneta #graphic45

See more photos in Aneta's video:

 

Aneta's YouTube Tutorial Video

Gilded Lily Save the Date Wedding Card

 

Supply List

Gilded Lily 12x12 paper pad, Ephemera cards, tags and pockets
Precious Memories 12x12 paper pad, Ephemera cards, tags and pockets

This week we are giving away $100 worth of product here on the blog! Love this prize pack full of An ABC Primer, A Proper Gentleman, and tons of great Graphic 45 Staples! All you have to do to win is comment here on the blog or on Facebook! We will announce a winner here on Friday. Have fun entering to win this great giveaway!

(1) $100 An ABC Primer, Proper Gentleman, Mixed Media Album, Staples

We feel ready for our upcoming weddings on our calendar! How about you?

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

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Jul 19, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Take a Journey with Safari Adventure Cards!

  Discover Life Pocket Card Snapguide Tutorial  by Kathy Clement Graphic 45 Safari Adventure Photo 2

We adore cardmaking and sending little bundles of joy in the mail or delivering in person. A card I just that! Such a beautiful way to say you care and you're thankful for someone or thinking of someone. Today, Pam Bray and Kathy Clement not only have beautiful cards for us, but wonderful tutorials too!

Pam shares a brilliant card using Safari Adventure and we love the rich and beautiful colors. You'll love her tutorial below!

"Tip: Adding a pocket inside your cards give a special place for and extra tag or special gift. " ~Pam

Journey Card, Safari Adventure Collection by Pam Bray, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1_9928

Pam's Step-by-Step Tutorial

  1. Adhere black card stock and pattern paper to top of card front. Mat two tags on black card stock; adhere to top of card front.

Journey Card, Safari Adventure Collection by Pam Bray, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 3_9917

2. Add chipboard feathers to top of card front. Fussy cut ephemera card; place on card front with pop dots.  Tie chipboard pieces together with brown twine. Adhere to front of card.

Journey Card, Safari Adventure Collection by Pam Bray, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 4_9925

  1. Fussy cut second ephemera card, place on top of card front with pop dots.

Journey Card, Safari Adventure Collection by Pam Bray, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 5_9916

4. Adhere pattern paper to black card stock. Adhere to inside of card.

Journey Card, Safari Adventure Collection by Pam Bray, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 6_9921

5. Add pattern paper pocket to bottom of inside of card, adhere border strip to top. Place flag and sticker to top of pocket.

Journey Card, Safari Adventure Collection by Pam Bray, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 7_9922

6. Cut a 1 ½” square from pattern paper, cut in half. Corner punch; adhere to top of the inside of card.

Journey Card, Safari Adventure Collection by Pam Bray, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 8_9923

7. Add brown twine to ephemera tag. Place tag and ephemera card inside pocket.

Journey Card, Safari Adventure Collection by Pam Bray, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 9_9924

Journey Card, Safari Adventure Collection by Pam Bray, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 2_9926

Supply List

Graphic 45: Safari Adventure 12 x 12 Paper Pad
Graphic 45: Safari Adventure 12 x 12 Patterns and Solid Paper Pad
Graphic 45: Safari Adventure Ephemera Cards
Graphic 45: Safari Adventure Decorative Chipboard
Graphic 45: Safari Adventure Journaling Chipboard
Graphic 45 Safari Adventure Tags & Pockets
Gypsy Soul Lasercuts: Feathery Feather Chipboard
EK Success Abstract Flower Border Punch
Brown Twine
Adhesive: Xyron Adhesive, Scrapbook Adhesive Pop Dots
Black Card Stock
5” x 6 ½” Cream Card Base

Now, enjoy this gorgeous "Discover Life" card and tutorial from the amazing Kathy. What a beautiful card! Your recipient is sure to want to keep this one for a long time!

"I don’t know that there’s anything I enjoy more than making cards!  There’s just something deep down soul-satisfying about layering pretty papers and inspiring images to create a special message for a friend or family member.

I love to include interactive elements in my cards, like pockets with tags that pull out, or tiny envelopes to hold tiny treasures.

I wanted to share with all my fellow G45’s just how easy it is to create a layered card with all these elements. Besides, my fingers were itching to play with the gorgeous new Safari Adventure paper collection.  

This design can easily be completed in under an hour.  Just follow the simple steps in this Snapguide tutorial, and you’ll soon be holding your very own handmade “Discover Life” all occasion card!

Designer Tips

  • Machine stitching on paper is really fun and it adds another layer of texture and pattern to your design.  
  • Try using burlap or other fabric as a card layer. It’s a quick and easy way to add a pop of color and great texture.
  • Foam dimensionals add great depth and dimension to a card, but if you don’t have any on hand, you can glue small squares of waste corrugated cardboard to the back of your elements and it will do the job just fine!
  • When fussy cutting elements, first do a rough cut around the item or area you want to feature.  It’s much easier to cut around a small chunk of paper than it is to try to cut while holding a 12x12 piece of paper in one hand!" ~Kathy

Discover Life Pocket Card Snapguide Tutorial  by Kathy Clement Graphic 45 Safari Adventure Photo 2

Check out How to Make a Graphic 45 Safari Adventure Pocket Card by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.  

Kathy's Snapguide Tutorial


Discover Life Pocket Card Snapguide Tutorial  by Kathy Clement Graphic 45 Safari Adventure Photo 2


Discover Life Pocket Card Snapguide Tutorial  by Kathy Clement Graphic 45 Safari Adventure Photo 2


Discover Life Pocket Card Snapguide Tutorial  by Kathy Clement Graphic 45 Safari Adventure Photo 2


Discover Life Pocket Card Snapguide Tutorial  by Kathy Clement Graphic 45 Safari Adventure Photo 2

Supply List:

Graphic 45 12x12 Safari Adventure paper collection
Safari Adventure
Natural Habitat
Amazing Africa
Safari Adventure Chipboard 1 and
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Safari Adventure Pockets and Tags
Safari Adventure Ephemera
Safari Adventure 12x12 Prints and Patterns
Safari Adventure 6x6 Prints and Patterns

Other Products:
Petaloo Flowers
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Maize Taffeta, Maize Honeycomb Satin, Natural Burlap/Black Burlap String
Avocado Green Burlap
Zebra Print Button
Foam dimensionals, scissors, glue, sewing machine, circle punch, black cardstock

This week we are giving away $100 worth of product here on the blog! Love this prize pack full of An ABC Primer, A Proper Gentleman, and tons of great Graphic 45 Staples! All you have to do to win is comment here on the blog or on Facebook! We will announce a winner here on Friday. Have fun entering to win this great giveaway!

(1) $100 An ABC Primer, Proper Gentleman, Mixed Media Album, Staples

Thanks for joining us today! Will you try one of these creative card ideas?

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

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

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Jul 18, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Get Creative with Graphic 45 DIY Craft Rolls!

  DIY Craft Paper Roll, project by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

 It's a great Monday for amazing upcycling ideas from our Design Team! Alexandra Morein and Sandy Trefger share amazing projects with us today. You will love what they do with our DIY Craft Rolls! Also, it's Monday, so we have a new blog contest, and it's an awesome one! So, make sure to stay until the end of the blog.

First, Alexandra shares 3 awesome ideas with our DIY Craft Rolls and old pieces around her house!

"This was my first time working with the DIY paper, but  I need to mention that I enjoyed it  a lot! The paper is thin and easy to work with, it is very compliant and gets easily into the corners or seems of anything you might be working on.

The colors and patterns are beautiful and perfectly match other Graphic 45 paper collections.

The three items that I want to share today are as follows:

  • An altered storage box
  • An upcycled candy tube
  • And upcycled tube from the cling wrap

You can find more details and a link to the video tutorial which I used for creating a kaleidoscope on my blog." ~Alexandra

DIY Craft Paper Roll, project by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

DIY Craft Paper Roll, project by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1



DIY Craft Paper Roll, project by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


DIY Craft Paper Roll, project by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


DIY Craft Paper Roll, project by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


DIY Craft Paper Roll, project by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1



DIY Craft Paper Roll, project by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


DIY Craft Paper Roll, project by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


DIY Craft Paper Roll, project by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


DIY Craft Paper Roll, project by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


DIY Craft Paper Roll, project by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


DIY Craft Paper Roll, project by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


DIY Craft Paper Roll, project by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


DIY Craft Paper Roll, project by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


DIY Craft Paper Roll, project by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

Supply List

DIY Craft Paper-Curiosity Collage & Butterflies
DIY Craft Paper-Architecture & Alphabet
DIY Craft Paper-Bicycles & Polka Dots
Clock Metal keys
Metal Door Pulls
ATC Red Policy Envelopes

Now, Sandy has a great project and video tutorial - A Ladies' Diary tea tray! Isn't this perfect?

"I love to shop at our local antique mall where you can find lots of things antique, vintage, gently used and lots of things for upcycling.  On a recent trip, I was excited to find the perfect picture frame with the glass not broken to upcycle into a tea tray.  Not only did I find the frame but I also found the ornate drawer pulls for the handles of the tray and an adorable teapot.  And all for less than $5.00! The Graphic 45 DIY Craft Paper was incredibly easy to use to decoupage the frame.  Now I have a beautiful tea serving tray that I can leave out on our coffee table or use to serve ice tea outside on a hot summer day here in Texas.  

Tip: I love fussy cutting images from paper but sometimes, especially with butterflies, it is hard to not cut away their antennae.  If this happens, simply take some black sewing thread and glue two short pieces on to the back of the butterfly where the antennae should be.  Trim the thread to the right length to have perfect butterfly antennae." ~Sandy

Before of Upcycled Picture Frame Tea Tray, Staples DIY Craft Paper Curiosity Collage Butterflies, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 6

Before of Upcycled Picture Frame Tea Tray, Staples DIY Craft Paper Curiosity Collage Butterflies, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 6

 

 

Sandy's Upcycling Video Tutorial


Before of Upcycled Picture Frame Tea Tray, Staples DIY Craft Paper Curiosity Collage Butterflies, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 6


Before of Upcycled Picture Frame Tea Tray, Staples DIY Craft Paper Curiosity Collage Butterflies, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 6


Before of Upcycled Picture Frame Tea Tray, Staples DIY Craft Paper Curiosity Collage Butterflies, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 6


Before of Upcycled Picture Frame Tea Tray, Staples DIY Craft Paper Curiosity Collage Butterflies, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 6

Supply List

Graphic 45 Staples DIY Craft Paper, Curiosity Collage & Butterflies
Graphic 45 12x12 Ladies Diary Deluxe Collection
Black Cardstock
Inkessentials Ranger Glue N’ Seal
Water Spritzer
White Glue
Glossy Accents
Ranger  Distress Ink, Gathered Twigs
Prima Flowers
Petaloo Flowers
Flower Dies & Shaping Tool
Pearls
Rhinestones
Black Sewing Thread for Butterfly Antennae
Large Picture Frame with Glass
Ornate Drawer Pulls & Screws

This week we are giving away $100 worth of product here on the blog! Love this prize pack full of An ABC Primer, A Proper Gentleman, and tons of great Graphic 45 Staples! All you have to do to win is comment here on the blog or on Facebook! We will announce a winner here on Friday. Have fun entering to win this great giveaway!

(1) $100 An ABC Primer, Proper Gentleman, Mixed Media Album, Staples

Thanks for joining us today! What will YOU upcycle? We can't wait to see!

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

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Jul 15, 2016 5:07:02 AM

Graphic 45 Summer 2016 Sneak Peek Recap

New Summer 2016 collections from Graphic 45
We have had such a great week introducing our new collections to you, our amazing G45ers! We've been at Salt Lake City, Utah at the Sierra Pacific Crafts Mixed Media Show and have had so much fun in classes and in our booth and here on the blog with Sneak Peeks! Today, we want to remind you of all the great releases this summer. Make sure to check out the brand new booth photos and links to see all the new products with these fun collections - Cafe Parisian, St. Nicholas, Off to the Races, and Secret Garden, our newest Deluxe Collector's Edition!

Now, let's announce our Sneak Peek winners from yesterday who won our Secret Garden Deluxe Collector's Edition:

From the Blog:

-Susan Vogt: The Secret Garden is beautiful. Thanks for bringing it back.

-Marilyn Favreau: It's so great to see Secret Garden coming back! The new project ideas are wonderful!

From Facebook:

-Elma Pavelek: I love, love, love graphic 45 I make a lot of craft projects with this paper line great quality and price.

-Mark Glimski: Glad this collection is being reissued always liked it.

Congratulations, winners! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Thanks so much for all the awesome entries and all the excitement! Woo hoo!

Now, here's another look at Cafe Parisian! We love the blues and pinks of this great collection. And since it's dessert-themed - how can you go wrong??

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Many G45ers have been excited about our new 12x12 Patterns & Solids! Don't forget about this fun new product and ask your local scrapbook store all about it!

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See Cafe Parisian Sneak Peeks!

We all love the holidays here at Graphic 45, so we are excited to celebrate Kris Kringle with this gorgeous new collection St. Nicholas! Take a look back at all the great products with this. And YES, it has a 12x12 Patterns & Solids paper pad pictured below.

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Here are some fun photos of samples from St. Nicholas on display at the SPC Mixed Media Show from Diane Schultz's workshop!

St. Nicholas Samples from the Sierra Pacific Mixed Media Show #graphic45

St. Nicholas samples from Diane Schultz' workshop! #graphic45

See all St. Nicholas Sneak Peeks!

Get ready for Derby day with this great new collection for all our horse lovers - Off to the Races!

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Here's another look at the 12x12 Patterns & Solids with this great collection.

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Enjoy these great projects straight from the Graphic 45 Booth!

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See all Off to the Races Sneak Peeks!

We love welcoming back retired collections. Enjoy the beautiful florals and pastels of the amazing Secret Garden Deluxe Collector's Edition!

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Secret Garden samples from the Sierra Pacific Mixed Media Show #graphic45

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See Secret Garden Sneak Peeks!

We've had the best week introducing these new products to you! Look for these great new collections in stores in late August. Also, join us next week for more inspiration on the blog from our Design Team!

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