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Aug 16, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Take the Graphic 45 August Challenge!

Graphic 45 August Challenge

Take part in our August Challenge! One chosen winner will win a $75 prize pack. Read all about it below. How fun! All you have to do is use the project sheets below to win. Fun fun fun!

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Download the By the Sea Mini Project Sheet


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Upload your Submissions to the Graphic 45 Facebook Page

We can't wait to see your albums. Thanks for visiting us this lovely Saturday, G45ers!

Happy Mini-Making,

Graphic 45

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Aug 15, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Come Away with Graphic 45!

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It's that time of year where we have a nice little collection of summer adventures, travels, and daily journeys. Come Away with Me is a beautiful collection to memorialize these special moments. You are in for a treat with two beautiful creations from Nadya Lifa and Tati Scrap! These will leave you with so much joy to start this weekend.

Before we whisk you away on a paper journey, let's find out who won this week's contest. Our randomly chosen winner is....

-Tracey Ryalls: This paper is so purrfect.... I can hardly wait to use it to scrap my three sweet cats

Congratulations, Tracey! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Many thanks to our G45ers for taking part this week. Stay tuned next week for more chances to win.

Raining Cats & Dogs $35 Prize Pack - 1

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First, let's enjoy this amazing travel album. Your adventures will look so glorious in this fantastic mini! And Nadya got inspired via Pinterest. She just started with color and ended up with a breathtaking mini album.

"I was so inspired by combinations of coral and blue colors, and in the same breath has created a mini-travel-album. I took a basis 12|12 pad, folded them in half, glued so that the sheets can placed between the tags for photos and sew together sheets by Coptic binding. I want so much to my album will be like an old miniature Shabby-book! For the decorations I used fine cutting, pockets, stickers from the collection Come Away With Me. Excellent with this collection combines various metallic decor! The album has plenty of space for photos and recordings on the  miniature tags and pockets serve as an excellent storage for tickets and commemorative items from the travel! Have perfect creations and impressions, travelling and scrap every your moments with amazing Graphic 45!" ~Nadya

 

Nadya's Pinterest Inspiration

 

Come Away with Me Album Nadya Lifa Graphic 45


Come Away with Me Album Nadya Lifa Graphic 45


Come Away with Me Album Nadya Lifa Graphic 45


Come Away with Me Album Nadya Lifa Graphic 45

 

Love her fun embellishments! See how much a bottle cap and some other treasures can add to a page.


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Come Away with Me Album Nadya Lifa Graphic 45


Come Away with Me Album Nadya Lifa Graphic 45


Come Away with Me Album Nadya Lifa Graphic 45


Come Away with Me Album Nadya Lifa Graphic 45


Come Away with Me Album Nadya Lifa Graphic 45


Come Away with Me Album Nadya Lifa Graphic 45


Come Away with Me Album Nadya Lifa Graphic 45

 

Love this idea to hold photos.


Come Away with Me Album Nadya Lifa Graphic 45


Come Away with Me Album Nadya Lifa Graphic 45

Supply List

Graphic 45 Come Away With Me 8x8 Pad

Graphic 45 Come Away With Me 12x12 Pad
Graphic 45 Come Away With Me Patterns & Solids Pad
Graphic 45 Come Away With Me Tags & Pockets
Graphic 45 Come Away With Me Stickers
Graphic 45 Come Away With Me Decorative Chipboard
Graphic 45 Come Away With Me Journaling Chipboard 2
Graphic 45 Come Away with Me 4x6" and 3x4" Journaling & Ephemera Cards
Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Keys
Graphic 45 Regular Tag Album

Graphic 45 Stamped Metal Brads

Graphic 45 Metal Clothespins

Prima Metal Embellishments, Typo Bulb

Brads, Metal  Embellishments Tim Holtz

Melissa Frances Chic Resin

Shabby Ribbons

Fabric

 

Now, for this gorgeous traveler box from Tati Scrap! Love this beauty so much. It makes you want to plan an adventure just for the crafting possibilities if you haven't already planned one!

 

"This is a traveler box using Graphic 45’s Come Away with Me new collection. Which is what the traveler box would be perfect for to keep traveller memoirs, with a diary and a section to put our photos and postal”~Tati

 

Tati Scrap Come Away with Me Traveler Box Graphic 45


Tati Scrap Come Away with Me Traveler Box Graphic 45


Tati Scrap Come Away with Me Traveler Box Graphic 45


Tati Scrap Come Away with Me Traveler Box Graphic 45


Tati Scrap Come Away with Me Traveler Box Graphic 45


Tati Scrap Come Away with Me Traveler Box Graphic 45

 

Supply List

 

   12”x 12” Vintage Voyage

 12”x12” Travel Odyssey
12”x12” Globetrotter
12”x12” Come Away with Me

 12”x12” Pleasure Trip
12”x12” Wanderlust
12”x12”Look Out World

Creme Brulee Graphic 45 Lights : Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock

Platinum Stickles

 

Wow, what a beautiful way to end the week. Many thanks to Nadya and Tati Scrap! We will see you next week for more great ideas, more inspiration, and more ways to implement creativity into your daily life.

 

Happy Papercrafting,

 

Graphic 45

 

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

 

Aug 14, 2014 5:00:00 AM

The Many Possibilities with An Eerie Tale

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Today, we get to enjoy the talents of our brilliant Graphic 45 Ambassadors! Jane Tregenza and Clare Charvill have made two amazing creations with An Eerie Tale. What's so great about these projects is that Jane and Clare show you how you can use the collection for Halloween or for a beautiful non-holiday specific project. The possibilities are endless with this beautiful Autumn-colored collection!

Don't forget you can win one of our new collections this week - Raining Cats & Dogs! How fun! Just comment here on the blog or on Facebook to be entered to win.

Raining Cats & Dogs Contest

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Let's begin with the wonderful An Eerie Tale layout from Jane! Such a great description below of how to think outside the holiday.

"Halloween is not something we celebrate in Australia, but it is gaining ground. We can now buy lots of bits and pieces for Halloween and lots of my friends are now getting into the spirt of this festival. As we didn’t 'do' Halloween when my kids were small, I don’t have any photo’s of them dressed up as ghosts or goblins. It is always a bit of a challenge to do projects and layouts with Graphic 45 wonderful Halloween collections. I always love their collections because of the colours and images. So for me it’s a case of using it but hiding the 'Halloween' bits. So here is my first take on a Graphic 45 'An Eerie Tale' Wedding layout.

First I started with a black cardstock to give me a nice strong border for my layout. Next I cut a sheet of 'Fanciful Fable' . It has owls on it, but you can’t really see them. I then added another black cardstock and a piece of 'Wicked Whimsey'. From a sheet of 'Enchantment' I cut two different borders to make frames on my layout – one I adhered to the 'Fanciful Fable' and the other to 'Wicked Whimsey'. I added another piece of 'Enchantment' and did a triple matt for my photo using two black cardstocks and a piece of 'Fanciful Fable'. Near the bottom I added a border from my piece of 'Wicked Whimsey' and layered strips on top to hide the Halloween words. To finish the page, I added a black chipboard window and shutters from Imaginarium Designs. I added flowers and metal charms to my window. I love metal embellishments, so I added four filigree corners to my layout. I also wanted to add a bit more orange so I added orange brads to the corners of my 'Wicked Whimsey'. A lovely saying, beautiful photo and a chipboard title all go to make this a classic wedding layout."~Jane

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Happy Ever After With Banner


Happy Ever After by Jane Tregenza


Happy Ever After With Banner

Supply List

Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale
An Eerie Tale
Enchantment
Fanciful Fable
Wicked Whimsey
Imaginarium Designs – chipboard Window and Shutters and Title
Assorted Metal charms, flourish corners, key hole and leaves from Seriously Scrapbooking
Flowers from Green Tara.
Black photo corners
Colour box Dark brown ink

Now, we have the most magical altered art with Clare! Can't you imagine brightening your home in the autumn time with this brilliant creation?

"I adore this collection, with It’s autumn colours and a twist on the fairytale theme. Wonderful for Halloween. Following the fairy tale theme I decided to make an enchanted tower that holds sweets or treats and could be used as a party table centre-piece too.

The tower stands at over 2 feet tall, was cut out of chipboard, painted black and decorated in 12 x 12, 8 x 8 papers and 6 x 6 patterns and solids. It’s in two sections, each with a room behind the window for the characters. The lid lifts off to reveal the sweet/candy caddy. The twisted base is an old wooden candlestick that I up-cycled, painted black and embossed with black embossing powder in places to highlight the swirly stem through the spiraling foliage. I’d forgotten how much I enjoy making flowers. I’m used to making them out of sugar paste for wedding cakes so making paper ones that don’t break was really fun. There’s orange and black roses, golden Cattlaya orchids and oodles of ivy leaves. The glue gun came in real handy to attach the leaves to the twigs." ~Clare

An Enchanted Tower 1 Clare Charvill Ambassador UK   copy


An Enchanted Tower 1 Clare Charvill Ambassador UK   copy


An Enchanted Tower 1 Clare Charvill Ambassador UK   copy


An Enchanted Tower 1 Clare Charvill Ambassador UK   copy


An Enchanted Tower 1 Clare Charvill Ambassador UK   copy


An Enchanted Tower 1 Clare Charvill Ambassador UK   copy


An Enchanted Tower 1 Clare Charvill Ambassador UK   copy


An Enchanted Tower 1 Clare Charvill Ambassador UK   copy


An Enchanted Tower 1 Clare Charvill Ambassador UK   copy

Supply List


Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale papers
12 x 12 Unsolved Mystery
8 x 8 An Eerie Tale
8 x 8 Wicked Whimsy
8 x 8 Run and Hide
8 x 8 Unsolved Mystery
6 x 6 Patterns and Solids, black script, orange and cream check and orange solid
Graphic 45 Signature Series Cor’Dinations; Darks Orange, Gold Black and Green
An Eerie Tale Chipboard Pieces
An Eerie Tale Banners
Other Supplies
Chipboard
Black Acrylic Paint
Black Embossing Powder
Tacky Glue/ hot Glue and Glossy Accents
Florist Wire and Tape
Dies
Sizzix Dotty and Flowers Border dies 658583
Die-namites Knobby Branch DN-1048
Sizzix – Susan’s Garden Fern 7 Ivy 658412
Sizzix – Susan’s Garden Hardy Geranium 658861 (for Roses)
Sizzix – Susan’s Garden Rose 658411
Sizzix – Susan’s Garden Cattlaya Orchid 658855
Sizzix Susan’s Garden tool kit

This has put us in the autumn spirit! How fun are these creations? Will you use this collection for Halloween or think outside the holiday box? Thanks to Jane and Clare for sharing us the many possibilities with An Eerie Tale!

Happy Creating,

Graphic 45

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

 

Aug 13, 2014 5:00:00 AM

'Twas Five Months Before Christmas!

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The Graphic 45 team just loves the holidays. We are big Christmas fans, so it's always a fun time of year when our new Christmas collection is released! Today, we are celebrating 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, our fun new holiday collection! This collection is full of all the traditional reds and greens for this fun time of year.  Take a tour with scrapbook.com and see two amazing projects by Ginny Nemchak and Lori Williams.

Take a tour of this new collection with the amazing Scrapbook.com!

 

Scrapbook.com 'Twas the Night Before Christmas Video Tour

We love how Ginny uses the bold typography of Twas the Night Before Christmas to create such a standout layout! So many great details that remind me of the joy of the holiday season!

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Don't you just love those glittery flowers!


Twas The Night Before Christmas 1


Twas The Night Before Christmas 1

Supply List

Twas the Night Before Christmas Happy Holly-Day
Twas the Night before Christmas Merry Mistletoe
Twas the Night before Christmas Ho Ho Ho
Twas the Night Before Christmas Jolly Old Elf
Twas the Night Before Christmas Long Winter’s Nap
Twas the Night Before Christmas Up on the Housetops
Twas the Night Before Christmas Twas the Night Before Christmas
Dusty Attic Chipboard
Tim Holtz Metal Clips
Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs Distress INk
Zva Creative Pearl Accents
Tim Holtz Diamond Stickles
Really Reasonable Ribbon Lace
Vintage Buttons
Dimensional Flowers
Parchment Paper

Lori makes such amazing cards. The layering of this card is just beautiful! The sewn edges are such a lovely touch. Fussy cut holly makes it so festive!

"This collection is so bright and cheery and is perfect for any holiday projects. There’s a little bit of everything included so it’s makes for a very versatile Christmas collection. Need cute? There is an adorable Santa ready to take the stage or if you want to go more vintage which is what I’ve done on this card, there again, it’s perfect. I’ve added a fancy cut die to add to the Victorian feel and then fussy cut all the ivy leaves. I wanted to add another layer of detail so I applied liquid glass to all the berries. You can’t see it great but it gave a finish look to each of them. Now I challenge you to start making those one of a kind keepsakes cards to hand out to your family and friends this season." ~Lori

Twas the Night Before Card


Twas the Night Before Card


Twas the Night Before Card

The inside of this card is so great!


Twas the Night Before Card

Supply List

12 x 12 ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas Paper Collection
Merry Mistle Toe
Bundle of Toys
Ho Ho Ho
Long Winter’s Nap
Happy Holly-Day
Up on the Housetops
Other Products Used:
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Cream Card Stock
Sewing Machine
Foam Tape
5” Creative Station Adhesive
Die
Liquid Glass

Doesn't this put you in the holiday spirit? It's Christmas in August. Thanks to Ginny and Lori for sharing their wonderful work with us today!

Happy Papercrafting,

Graphic 45

 

Aug 12, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Celebrate with Graphic 45!

TTC inside front cover

Don't you love celebrations? Birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, and more - we just love them. Another great thing about celebrations is that they lend themselves to handmade cards and gifts! Some of the most memorable gifts we have been given have been handmade, so our Time to Celebrate collection (our 45th paper collection!) is the perfect medium for those handmade treasures!  Today, we will see two amazing creations with this beautiful collection by the amazing Ginger Ropp and Annette Green. You can also take a close-up video tour with Scrapbook.com!

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Check out this video from the SPC Tradeshow from Scrapbook.com. So fun!

 

Scrapbook.com Time to Celebrate Video Tour

Ginger shares her amazing Time to Celebrate mini album. So many people were drawn to this beautiful creation at the Paper Arts Show in Atlanta!

"I created this pocket style mini album using the gorgeous Time to Celebrate collection. This paper is simply amazing. It is a compilation of all things that we celebrate. When I first saw this paper I knew I wanted to make a pocket style mini album to showcase all of the beautiful papers.

This collection would make a beautiful heritage style album as well. How fabulous would it be to create a mini that would celebrate the subjects birth, birthdays, graduation, and wedding. Oh I think that might be on my list to create next!" ~Ginger

Time to Celebrate Mini Album


Time to Celebrate Mini Album


Time to Celebrate Mini Album


Time to Celebrate Mini Album

We love Ginger's hidden tags and beautiful banner on this amazing mini!


Time to Celebrate Mini Album


Time to Celebrate Mini Album


Time to Celebrate Mini Album


Time to Celebrate Mini Album

Supply List

Time to Celebrate 12x12 Time to Celebrate 1
Time to Celebrate 12x12 You’re Invited 2
Time to Celebrate 12x12 Special Occasion 2
Time to Celebrate 12x12 Best Wishes 2
Time to Celebrate 12x12 Party Perfect 2
Time to Celebrate 12x12 Let’s Get Together 2
Time to Celebrate 12x12 Make A Wish 2
Time to Celebrate 12x12 Congratulations 2
Graphic 45 Staples ATC Ivory Tag Album
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Door Pull
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Ornate Keys
Basic Grey Thin Magnetic Snaps
Paper Studio Pearl Gemstones
Paper Studio Pearl Flourish
Prima Flowers and Leaves
Recolletions wood butterfly
Stick Pin (my stash)
Petaloo Flowers
Stampin Up Pistachio Pudding Ruffle Trim
Crochet Doilies
May Arts Pink Twine
Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen
Glossy Accents
Creative Time Stitched Doily Die
Martha Stewart Fern Leaf and Rose Leaf punch
Stampin Up Very Vanilla Cardstock
12x12 Medium Weight Chipboard
Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink

Annette shows off this collection with stunning fussy cutting and gorgeous layering. What a beautiful card to send or receive! Also, inside you discover it's a beautiful, handmade invitation! What a great idea for weddings, parties, and more.

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Supply List

Graphic 45 Time to Celebrate 12 x 12 papers:
2 sheets “Congratulations”
1 sheet “You’re Invited”
1 sheet “Let’s Get Together”
1 sheet “Make a Wish”
1 sheet “Party Perfect”
May Arts peach ribbon
White cardstock for card base
Pearl embellishment
Medium gray ink for inking edges
Gelly Roll pen for glittery accents

Thanks to Ginger and Annette for their wonderful projects! What are you excited to create with Time to Celebrate? We cannot wait to hear what you have on your creative minds.

Happy Celebrating,

Graphic 45

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