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May 21, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Take an Adventure with Graphic 45

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Today, we're sharing adventurous projects from our fabulous Design Team using Come Away with Me! Miranda Edney has an incredible altered project to share with us. Then, Yumi Muraeda creates a harmonic altered art project you certainly will adore. You will love the details on all these projects!

Miranda first has this incredible altered carriage and bike using Come Away with Me for us today! Take a look at all these great details and embellishments. We love every one!

What an amazing altered Come Away with Me bike and carriage by Miranda Edney! What a fabulous creation #graphic45

Miranda and Yumi use Come Away with Me for their fabulous projects today!

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What an amazing altered Come Away with Me bike and carriage by Miranda Edney! What a fabulous creation #graphic45


So many fabulous details on this altered Come Away with Me carriage - wings, chipboard, metal staples and flourishes! Just WOW! By: Miranda Edney #graphic45


What an amazing altered Come Away with Me bike and carriage by Miranda Edney! What a fabulous creation #graphic45


Love this altered bike seat on Miranda's Come Away with Me bike and carriage. What amazing details all throughout! #graphic45


Loving these details on Miranda's Come Away with Me carriage. She used chipboard and metal keyholes to embellish this wheel! #graphic45


Stunning altered Come Away with Me carriage by Miranda. A gorgeous piece! #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45 Papers:
Come Away With Me-Vintage Voyage
Come Away With Me-Come Away With Me
Come Away With Me-Look Out World
Come Away With Me-Globetrotter
Come Away With Me Chipboards 1 and 2
Graphic 45 Staples
Shabby Chic Door Pull
Ornate Metal Brads
Ornate Metal Key Holes
Binder Rings(from tag albums)
Ivory Tag Album
Ingvild Bolme Resins and Junkyard Findings
Recollections Metal Pieces
Tim Holtz Ideaology Pieces
Alcohol inks
Shimmerz Inklingz
Seam Binding

Now, enjoy this inventive project from Yumi using Come Away with Me! She made a music box with this collection that also has tags and cards inside to keep special memories in.

"I wanted to make something with music box. Listening music and Manual slideshow will make you fun! Please enjoy!" ~Yumi

Come Away with Me sliding music box by Yumi! What amazing paper creations on this project #graphic45

Check out How to G45 Come AWAY With ME Sliden Music Box by Yumi Muraeda on Snapguide.  

Yumi's Snapguide Tutorial

 

Yumi's YouTube Tour


What an amazing Come Away with Me music box by Yumi! Love this #graphic45


Come Away with Me sliding music box by Yumi #graphic45


Come Away with Me music box by Yumi. These details on top are gorgeous! #graphic45


Come Away with Me music box by Yumi #graphic45


Amazing tags and cards in this Come Away with Me music box by Yumi! #graphic45


Gorgeous Come Away with Me altered music box by Yumi #graphic45


Love these tiny altered bags and suitcases on Yumi's Come Away with Me music box #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45 Altered Art Small Matchbook Box
Graphic 45 Come AWAY with ME 8’pad
Graphic 45 Come AWAY with ME 6’pad
Black Chipboard
Ornate Metal Label Holders
Conner decorations
18 valve spring winding music box
Sizzix small box die
Prima Color Bloom antique gold

Today is the last day to take part in this week's giveaway! Enter to win this prize pack of Raining Cats & Dogs by commenting here on the blog or on our Facebook page. We'll announce the winner tomorrow here on the blog:

Raining Cats & Dogs $35 Prize Pack - 1

Thanks for joining us today! Big thanks to Miranda and Yumi for sharing their creative genius with us. Have a great day, G45ers!

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

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

May 20, 2015 5:02:38 AM

Times Nouveau is the Bee's Knees!

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We are so excited to have some of our older collections back in stores. We are loving to see what you and our Design Team are doing with our Deluxe Collector's Editions! Today, we are sharing beautiful projects using Times Nouveau from the amazing Nadya Lifa and Andrew Roberts. You are in for a treat!

First, we have this gorgeous card from Nadya using Times Nouveau. The layering and ribbons and florals are just so stunning! What an elegant card.

"This stylish and elegant Times Nouveau collection so inspiring to work! This card is very multilayered! The more layers you have, the more volume becomes - it's my golden rule! It is also very interesting to use a lot of different elements in the cards: paper, cut parts, chipboard, metal and resin embellishments! Try to work with different elements, do not forget to pick them up by color and you will create the most beautiful designs!" ~Nadya

Gorgeous card by Nadya Lifa using Times Nouveau! Love the gorgeous layers and florals. Wow! #graphic45

Both Andrew and Nadya use Times Nouveau for their projects today. You can get this Deluxe Collector's Edition in stores today. It comes with 2 copies of each sheet of 12x12 paper, stickers, and chipboard all in one great kit!

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Incredible dimension on this Times Nouveau card by Nadya #graphic45


Such fun embellishments and details on Nadya's Times Nouveau card. Love that mini car! #graphic45


Nadya created a clock sitting behind the beautiful Times Nouveau lady on this gorgeous card! #graphic45


See this Times Nouveau card from Nadya! It's a beauty #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45  Deluxe Collector's Edition  Times Nouveau - Deluxe Collector's Edition
Prima Die
Chipboard Nashe Hobby
Flowers
Lace, Ribbon
Shabby Chic resin Melissa Frances
Prima embellishments

Next, we have this fabulous altered double mixed media box from Andrew using Times Nouveau. What a great gift for his wife who also loves to craft! We love this awesome project.

"My wife Jennifer loves to sew and craft. I decided the Graphic 45 mixed media boxes would make a great storage idea. I made this project to help my wife store her haberdashery items. I thought the vintage fashion and other images were a great combination for this project.  Joining two boxes together worked really well and gave double the storage.

Tip: My tip this time around is to join the mixed media boxes together and discover the possibilities. Try the other graphic 45 boxes as well and let your creativity become inspired." ~Andrew

Times nouveau haberdashery box by Andrew Roberts! He used two mixed media boxes and our Claw Feet Staples to make this awesome project #graphic45


Times Nouveau haberdashery box by Andrew #graphic45


Times nouveau haberdashery box by Andrew Roberts #graphic45


Times nouveau haberdashery box by Andrew using 2 mixed media boxes! #graphic45


Times nouveau haberdashery box by Andrew. Love the way this opens to reveal storage solutions! #graphic45


Times nouveau haberdashery box by Andrew #graphic45


Great dimension on this Times Nouveau haberdashery box by Andrew #graphic45


Times nouveau haberdashery box by Andrew #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45 Times nouveau collectors edition
Graphic 45 Mixed Media 5 x 5 box ivory
Assorted metal embellishments

Need more creative inspiration? Tati Scrap has it in spades over on the Paper Crafter's Library Blog! Go check out this awesome project!

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Don't forget the great news that there's a Raining Cats & Dogs giveaway this week that you could win! Enter by commenting here on the blog or on our Facebook page. Fun fun!

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Big thanks to Nadya and Andrew for sharing their great ideas with us today! We hope you have a fantastic Wednesday, G45ers!

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

May 19, 2015 5:00:00 AM

A Glorious Tuesday with Artisan Style

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We have such great projects for you today, G45ers! We have an absolutely amazing Artisan Style mixed media album from Keri Sallee, and an incredible project using our Staples and Artisan Style from Nichola Battilana. So glad you joined us for the fun!

We have this gorgeous Artisan Style mixed media album from Keri to kick off this great day. We are in love with this fabulous project and love what she did with the papers and paint on this beautiful album! We love how she used this album to plan her next craft projects. What a great idea.

 

Beautiful "Inspire" Mixed Media Artisan Style album by Keri.


Love the cover and this spine on Keri's mixed media Artisan Style album. Love the dimension! #graphic45


Keri makes our Metal butterflies shine with some great paint! #graphic45


Amazing details on this Artisan Style "Inspire" mixed media album by Keri #graphic45


The amazing pages in Keri's Artisan Style mixed media album #graphic45

Keri shares her project ideas throughout this album. What a beautiful album filled with glorious creative plans!


Keri shares her project ideas in her beautiful Artisan Style mixed media album - awesome idea! #graphic45


Keep your ATCs altogether in a great handmade folder. This idea is by Keri using Artisan Style and our Mixed Media Album Staples #graphic45

Share who inspires you in your craft inspiration album. Love this!


Share your inspirations in a brilliant album,. This idea is by Keri using Artisan Style and our Mixed Media Album Staples #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45 “Mixed Media Album” in Ivory

Graphic 45 “Artisan Style” 12x12 Paper Pad

Graphic 45 “Artisan Style” Stickers

Graphic 45 “Artisan Style” Decorative Chipboard

Graphic 45 “Artisan Style” Journaling Chipboard

Graphic 45 “Artisan Style” Ephemera Cards

Graphic 45 “Artisan Style” Cling Stamp #3

Graphic 45 Metal Butterflies

Other Supplies:
Star Placemat (Pink Paislee)
Embossing Folder (Spellbinders)
Paint (Adirondack Paint Dabbers in Pool, Gold and Mushroom)
Pen (Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pen in Black)
Gesso
Canvas Ribbon (Canvas Corp)
Heart Buttons (Misc)
Adhesive (Hot Glue Gun & Aleene’s Tacky Glue)
“Inspire” Chipboard (Unknown)

Next, Nichola shares an incredible project with our Window Shadow Box! See what she has to say about this great creation:

"The Graphic 45 window shadow boxes just beg to display collections. And collections should definitely be displayed! What use are those little tid-bits we hold dear if only to be shoved in a box in the back of the closet? So I gussied up a Black Window Shadow Box with Craftmanship and This Old House from Artisan Style, added some chipboard gears and wings, topped it with vintage ‘junk’ and then finished it off with a Door Knocker for a bit of ‘rawr!’. On the little shelves I’ve tucked new and vintage treasures. It may seem like a jumble of miscellaneous bits but there is a loose theme here: the meaning of life according to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. The number 42." ~Nichola

Nichola uses our new Window Album Staples and Artisan Style to create a brilliant display for her amazing found items! What a brilliant piece! #graphic45


The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy fans! This amazing project is inspired by the pivotal plot piece of the "Meaning of Life"! Amazing Window Shadow Box by Nichola using Artisan Style #graphic45


Lion knockers, fun found items, and more on this Window Shadow Box by Nichola! Love love! #graphic45


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Nichola was inspired by The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy to make this amazing piece! She shares the meaning of life in this fun piece #graphic45

Supply List

Window Shadow Box
Artisan Style Craftmanship

Artisan Style This Old House

Door Knocker

Steampunk Shape Set
Faux Metal Number Plates
Filigree Corners
JUNK!

Adhesive
Acrylic paint

Don't forget you can win this prize pack full of Raining Cats & Dogs! Just comment here on our blog or on Facebook to enter. So fun!

Raining Cats & Dogs $35 Prize Pack - 1

What an awesome set of projects. Thanks so much for joining us today, G45ers! Also, big thanks to Keri and Nichola for sharing their fantastic projects.

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

May 18, 2015 5:00:00 AM

A Day Full of Graphic 45 Albums!

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Happy Monday, G45ers! Today, we have gorgeous albums for you to enjoy from Ginny Nemchak and Annette Green. It's going to be such a great day full of great ideas for your special memories!

Before we jump in, we have a great giveaway this week! Who is a pet lover? We know we are! You could win this $35 prize pack of Raining Cats & Dogs just by commenting here on the blog or on our Facebook page. Enter today!

Raining Cats & Dogs $35 Prize Pack - 1

Ginny has a great idea for Father's Day or beyond with this Good ol' Sport wallet fold mini album. We love this gorgeous project! You can try it yourself with the Snapguide below.

Learn how to make this dapper Good Ol' Sport Wallet Album by Ginny #graphic45

 

Check out How to Create a Good Ol' Sport Wallet Fold Mini by Ginny Nemchak on Snapguide.  

Ginny's Snapguide Tutorial


Awesome pages and dimension on the pages on this Good ol' Sport wallet album by Ginny! Amazing! Click to see tutorial #graphic45


Amazing Good ol' Sport wallet album by Ginny. Check it out for the tutorial! #graphic45


Good Ol' Sport Wallet Album by Ginny. Wow! #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~Game Day
Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~Big Score
Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~8x8 Pad
Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~6x6 Patterns & Solids Pad
Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~Stickers
Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport~Tags and Pockets
Graphic 45 Staples~Ornate Metal Label Holders
Kraft Cardstock
Tim Holtz Distress Ink~Black Soot

Here is a fantastic board album by Annette using Raining Cats & Dogs. Check out her video below as well!

"I knew when Raining Cats & Dogs first came out, I had to make a mini album and now I’ve finally gotten around to it. With its interactive pockets and flaps, it’s a fun and simple album for pictures of my sweet Suki. Although I chose all the dog options in the Tags & Pockets, stickers and paper cut-aparts, the cat imagery can easily be swapped in their place for those cat-lovers out there. In my video I share a walk-through of the pages. I hope you enjoy it!" ~Annette

Love this board book with Raining Cats & Dogs by Annette! Perfect for our pet-loving G45ers! #graphic45

Raining Cats & Dogs Board Book Mini Album from Annette Green on Vimeo.


Awesome Raining Cats & Dogs board book by Annette! Love this #graphic45


The beautiful pages in Annette's Raining Cats & Dogs album #graphic45


Great pockets, pages, and tags in Annette's Raining Cats & Dogs album #graphic45


The beautiful pages in Annette's Raining Cats & Dogs album #graphic45


Calling all dog lovers! You'll love the beautiful pages in Annette's Raining Cats & Dogs album #graphic45


The beautiful pages in Annette's Raining Cats & Dogs album #graphic45


Awesome photo mats in this Raining Cats & Dogs album by Annette. Love this! #graphic45


Awesome back cover of Annette's Raining Cats & Dogs album #graphic45

Supply List

½ pack 8” x 8” Raining Cats & Dogs
⅓ pack 6” x 6” Raining Cats & Dogs Patterns and Solids
Raining Cats & Dogs Tags & Pockets
Raining Cats & Dogs Cardstock Stickers
Other:
Black cardstock pages
Various cardstock tags cut from Core’dinations Signature Series cardstock for Graphic 45
Black chipboard
Buttons, brads, ribbon, and twine
Dog die cuts by QuicKutz

We adore these albums. Don't you, G45ers? We're so glad you kicked off your week with us and hope you have a fantastic day!

Happy Papercrafting,

Graphic 45

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

May 17, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Home Sweet Home this Stunning Sunday

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We hope you are cuddled in your Home Sweet Home this Sunday with your family. We have some gorgeous projects to share with you today from Tati Scrap and Lori Williams! They will inspire your whole week. Let's jump in the fun!

First, we have this great recipe book from Tati Scrap using Home Sweet Home. This collection so easily lends itself to handmade gifts for the kitchen. Adore this!

"I have made a recipe book with the awesome 'Home Sweet Home' papers. Love this collection...and I think that it´s ideal to make a cook book!" ~Tati Scrap

Tati Scrap created this amazing Home Sweet Home recipe book! Click to see the inside! #graphic45

Tati Scrap and Lori use Home Sweet Home for their great projects! This collection is in stores now and perfect for so many projects!

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Tati Scrap created this amazing Home Sweet Home recipe book! Click to see the inside! #graphic45


Tati Scrap created this amazing Home Sweet Home recipe book! Click to see the inside! #graphic45


The inside of this Home Sweet Home recipe book is just as pretty as the cover! Click to see this great project from Tati Scrap! #graphic45


"Home is Where the Heart Is" page of the Home Sweet Home recipe book by Tati Scrap #graphic45


Love this Apple Pie page of Tati Scrap's Home Sweet Home recipe book #graphic45


Love this Apple Pie page of Tati Scrap's Home Sweet Home recipe book #graphic45


Love this Apple Pie page of Tati Scrap's Home Sweet Home recipe book. Love the way it pops up so it's easy to read! #graphic45


"Farm Fresh" page of this gorgeous Home Sweet Home recipe book by Tati Scrap #graphic45

Supply List

Home Sweet Home 12x12 Pad
Two pieces of Chipboard
White Gesso
A piece of Ribbon

Lori ingeniously uses our black Window Shadow Box to make this awesome project! We love her words behind it:

"One of the things I love most about Graphic 45 collections is they make you feel good.  They bring back nostalgia from years gone by and Home Sweet Home is just a heartwarming collection.  It’s so fresh and happy, but I will say as I made this piece I starting craving some sweet summer corn.  Every year I swear I’m going to start canning so I can enjoy the vegetables of the summer all year long and then somehow summer slips through my hands and I don’t get it done.  I’m going to display this shadow box in my kitchen with hopes it will remind me to stock pile that summer love so I can have some freshness in the middle of the winter.  

In my product supply list you might notice I used a jewelers saw on this piece…where? You might ask.  I actually to use the Brass Antique Feet on the bottom so it could stand freely, but the box is a bit too narrow to use four of them.  So on the back feet I sawed off just the tip corner, that way they all would fit together and it worked perfectly.  They still have their integrity for strength it was just a bit I took off, but I needed to manipulate a little." ~Lori

Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home Mixed Media Box by Lori Williams. How fun is this?? #graphic45

Have you played with our new Window Shadow Box yet? They're in stores now and perfect for so many projects!

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Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home Mixed Media Box by Lori Williams using our Black window shadow box. Love the claw feet on this as well! #graphic45


"Tomato" page on Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home Mixed Media Box by Lori Williams. So fun! #graphic45


We love these mini veggie pots with paper and these mini pottery. So brilliant! #graphic45


"Peas" imagery on this awesome Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home Mixed Media Box by Lori Williams #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45
12 x 12  Home Sweet Home  
Farmers Market
My Sunshine
Granny Quilt
Apple Pie
Country Life
Graphic 45 Staples
Black Window Shadow Box
Antique Brass Claw Feet
Other Products Used:
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Coredinations Card Stock
Foam Tape
X-acto Tool
Self Healing Mat
Dries Clear Glue
Zip Dries Glue
Flower Soft
Mini Terra Cotta Pots
Hot Glue Gun
Jewelers Saw

We love these projects! Will you make a recipe book out of Home Sweet Home? The possibilities are endless! Thanks to Tati Scrap and Lori for sharing with us today.

Happy Sunday,

The G45 Family

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