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Aug 25, 2015 5:00:00 AM

The Clearsnap & Graphic 45 Blog Hop: Day 2

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Welcome to Day 2 of our awesome blog hop with Clearsnap! There is a great giveaway and tons of inspiration this week. Today, we have three awesome ideas from Brit Sviggum, Ginny Nemchak, and Katie Zoey Ho! Day 2 is going to be a blast.

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First, Brit has a genius layout to share with you today. We are in love!

"This month my daughter will start in 1st grade at school.

She is very excited, and keep asking what she has to remember and how she has to behave.

I think she`s a bit worried that it will be a big change from kindergarten. But she also feels like a big girl, and is very proud.

Here in Norway they go one day at preschool before the summer holiday, and she liked it a lot. The picture is from this day.

I have used lots of cut outs from the “An ABC Primer” collection papers, together with gesso and colored cheesecloth. I have also used the great Decades inks from Clearsnap together with Cling Stamp G45 Artisan Style 2 and Cling Stamp G45 Artisan Style 3.
" ~Brit

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Supply list:

Papers: An ABC Primer collection
Alphabet soup
Bedtime stories
School days
An ABC Primer
Chipboard:

An ABC Primer Classic collection
Cardstock stickers:

An ABC Primer collection
Raining Cats & Dogs
Home Sweet Home
Cling stamps:

Cling Stamp G45 Artisan Style 2
Cling Stamp G45 Artisan Style 3
Clearsnap Decades ink:

Venetian Lace #41002
Dark Cashmere #41003
Photogenic #41001

Next, Ginny has the most gorgeous card using our soon-to-be in stores Steampunk Debutante! What a beauty!

"I’m the newest fan of Decades Inks by Clearsnap Colorbox for Graphic 45. I super love the warm rich colors that coordinate perfectly with my Steampunk Debutante Card. I used the inks on the edges of the papers and on the petaloo flowers.  Steampunk is such a classic design theme..it’s whimsical and fun and a delight to work with!" ~Ginny

Clearsnap Graphic 45 Decades Ink

Clearsnap Graphic 45 Decades Ink


Clearsnap Graphic 45 Decades Ink


Clearsnap Graphic 45 Decades Ink


Clearsnap Graphic 45 Decades Ink


Supply List

Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante~Time Flies
Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante~Fantasy Floral
Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante~Take Flight
Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante~Steampunk Debutante
Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante~Garden Gears
Clearsnap Color Box~ Decades Graphic 45 Ink~Triumphant Red
Clearsnap Color Box~Decades Graphic 45 Ink~Dark Cashmere
Clearsnap Color Box~ Decades Graphic 45 Ink~Venetian Lace
Clearsnap Color Box~Color Blender

Art-C Gear Embellishments
Petaloo Flowers

Now, how about this altered laboratory by the amazing Katie? What a fantastic idea!

"Dr. Drake has an interesting lab oratory - a lab chapel where he concocted all his finest herbal and insects poisons. Beware as you enter his lab and don’t get freaked out by the huge Exhibit A entrance! He has most of the deadliest delights, charms, potions, herbs and notions… And you will be amazed by the gigantic Sands of Time in his movable herb garden.

Created this little lab oratory by breaking the box away from the ATC book box. I re-attached the box at the back using strong magnets so that the hourglass can be turn and flip over, making it more fun to play and view this little lab.
" ~Katie

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Supply List

Rare Oddities 8” x 8” Paper Pad
Rare Oddities 6” x 6” Patterns & Solids
Staples (ATC Book Box in Kraft, Antique Metal Door Pull)

Tim Holtz Gothic Stencils
Tiny & Altoid Tins
Strong Magnets
Steampunk Chippies
Leaves & Twig Garlands
Poison Bottles, Skulls, Books, Wood Stumps, Owl, Pumpkins, Clock, Crystal, Hourglass, Feathers, Blood and other lab stuffs
Gesso
Modeling Paste
Clear Snap - Smooch Pearlized Accent Inks (Molasses, Tuxedo, Gold Lame)

The fun certainly doesn't stop here! Hop on over to the Clearsnap blog to get more inspiration from their fabulous designers. This is going to be the best week.

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Hop on Over to the Clearsnap Blog!

Follow Clearsnap on Social Media!

https://www.facebook.com/Clearsnap 
https://twitter.com/clearsnap 
https://instagram.com/clearsnap/ 
https://www.pinterest.com/clearsnap/

There's a great giveaway with An Eerie Tale, Clearsnap, and Staples this week. Enter below and have fun hopping:

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Thanks for joining us, and we welcome those who are new to our blog. We're so glad you hopped by. Have a fabulous day!

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

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

Aug 24, 2015 5:00:00 AM

The Clearsnap & Graphic 45 Blog Hop: Day 1

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It's Day 1 of our fabulous Blog Hop with Clearsnap! We are so excited to join with this fabulous company for the next 6 days. We know it will be jam-packed with great ideas, giveaways, and tons of fun! Today, we have two ideas from Joanne Bain and Danielle Copley that will kick off this hop in style. Let's jump in the fun!

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Joanne makes a stunning layout using Clearsnap and Rare Oddities and we are in love! Watch her video to make one yourself!

"I absolutely love the Rare Oddities collection it is so fun and the colours are wonderful. The Paisley patterning on this paper is gorgeous and I knew they would look fantastic layered so guess what I did with them...that's it created lots of layers and framed my photo with them." ~Joanne

Rare Oddities layout by Joanne using Graphic 45 & Clearsnap #graphic45

 

Joanne's Rare Oddities Tutorial

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Rare Oddities layout by Joanne using Graphic 45 & Clearsnap #graphic45


Rare Oddities layout by Joanne using Graphic 45 & Clearsnap #graphic45


Rare Oddities layout by Joanne using Graphic 45 & Clearsnap #graphic45


Rare Oddities layout by Joanne using Graphic 45 & Clearsnap #graphic45

 Supply List

Rare Oddities Collection -
#4501152 8x8 Paper Pad - Cabinet Of Curiosities, Random Relics, Charmed I'm Sure. #4501145 Ghostly Greetings
#4501143 Charmed I'm Sure
#4501154 Chipboard 2
Clear snaps Materials Used -
#41004 Colorbox Graphic 45 Decades Pigment Ink - Antique Moss
#41001 Colorbox Graphic 45 Decades Pigment Ink - Photogenic
Smooch Glitz - Plum Spice
Other - Chipboard flourishes, frame and title.

Now, take a look at Danielle's amazing mini and stand! Her video tour is awesome. Take it away, Danielle:

 "I was inspired to make this project by some wonderful friends who allowed me to help them purchase their first home! I wanted to give them a special housewarming gift. I wanted  to gift them a min album that would house their first year memories in their new home with their daughter and baby boy, but I also wanted it to look a bit more like a fun home décor piece. In comes my boxed mini on a stand using the super fun Graphic 45 Antique Brass Claw Feet to, literally and figuratively, give my album a lift! I made a YouTube video to share how the stand works and all the flaps and pockets of the album. I hope you enjoy!

Tip: If you come across an image you love in the paper, but it is too large for your project, don’t be afraid to cut it in half or in segments to reassemble and wraparound a project corner or, my favorite, span two facing album pages. It ties the two pages together while showing off the gorgeous image in all its splendor." ~Danielle

Boxed Mini and Stand, Artisan Style, By Danielle Copley, Product by Graphic 45

 

Danielle's YouTube Tour


Boxed Mini and Stand, Artisan Style, By Danielle Copley, Product by Graphic 45


Boxed Mini and Stand, Artisan Style, By Danielle Copley, Product by Graphic 45


Boxed Mini and Stand, Artisan Style, By Danielle Copley, Product by Graphic 45


Boxed Mini and Stand, Artisan Style, By Danielle Copley, Product by Graphic 45

Supply List

Artisan Paper 12x12
Decorative Flourish
Creative Ideal
Craftsmanship
Patterns of the Past
Attention to Detail
Natural Beauty
Artisan Style 8x8 Paper Pad
Artisan Style Cardstock Stickers
Artisan Style Journal Chipboard
Artisan Style Decorative Chipboard
Artisan Style Stamp 2 & 3
G45 Regular Album  Tags- Black
Graphic 45 Ornate Keyholes
Graphic 45 Antique Brass Claw Feet
Graphic 45 Ornate Brads
Graphic 45 Door Knocker
Graphic 45 Ornate Keys
ColorBox Decades Ink in Photogenic
ColorBox Color Blender sponge and applicator
Tim Holtz Ring Fastener
Tim Holtz Brads
Chipboard
Cardstock
Adhesive
Foam Dimensionals

The fun certainly doesn't stop here! Hop on over to the Clearsnap blog to get more inspiration from their fabulous designers. Wow! Awesome!

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Hop on Over to the Clearsnap Blog!

Follow Clearsnap on Social Media!

https://www.facebook.com/Clearsnap
https://twitter.com/clearsnap
https://instagram.com/clearsnap/
https://www.pinterest.com/clearsnap/


We also have an awesome giveaway this week! It has goodies from Clearsnap and great G45 prizes as well. Enter today:

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Thanks for joining us today, G45ers new and old! We welcome you to our blog and hope you enjoy hopping along!

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

Aug 23, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Must-Make Mini Albums with Graphic 45!

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Today, we are sharing fabulous mini albums! This is going to be one inspiring Sunday full of awesome ideas. Robin Shakoor and Arlene Cuevas share must-try minis and you will fall in love!

First, Robin made an amazing mixed media album full of memories from a family reunion. What a perfect gift idea!

"This project was truly a labor of love.  Every summer my family and I go to my Great-Grandparent’s farm to celebrate another year of family love.  It always surprises me how we grow and grow each year with new family members attending for the first time.  It’s good to see old faces and welcome the new.

I decided to create an album using the Graphic 45 Mixed Media Album in Ivory.  I kept the design a bit cleaner than my usual style.  I really wanted my photos to take center stage so I kept the embellishments light, but sweet." ~Robin

Family Reunion Album, Time to Flourish, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 6

Family Reunion Album, Time to Flourish, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 6

Family Reunion Album, Time to Flourish, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 6

Family Reunion Album, Time to Flourish, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 6


Family Reunion Album, Time to Flourish, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 6

 


Family Reunion Album, Time to Flourish, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 6


Family Reunion Album, Time to Flourish, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 6


Family Reunion Album, Time to Flourish, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 6

Supply List

Graphic 45 Staples - Mixed Media Album – Ivory – 4501023
Graphic 45 - Time to Flourish – July Cut Apart - 4501041
Graphic 45 - Time to Flourish – July Flourish - 4501042
Graphic 45 - Time to Flourish – February Cut Apart - 4501031
Graphic 45 - Time to Flourish – February Flourish - 4501032
Graphic 45 - Time to Flourish –  8x8 Pad - 4501054
Graphic 45 - Time to Flourish –  Flowers - 4501057
Graphic 45 - Time to Flourish –  Decorative Chipboard - 4501059
Graphic 45 - Time to Flourish –  Ephemera Cards – 4501063
Graphic 45 - Time to Flourish –  Calendar Pad – 8x8 - 4501064
Graphic 45 - Home Sweet Home – Country Life - 4501069
Graphic 45 - Home Sweet Home – My Sunshine - 4501074
Graphic 45 - Home Sweet Home – Decorative Chipboard  - 4501079
Graphic 45 - Home Sweet Home – Stickers - 4501081
Other Supplies/Tools
Anna Griffin – Satin Ribbon
Coredinations – Signature Series Cardstock
Ranger – Distress Ink – Barn Door, Mowed Lawn, Antique Linen
Viva Décor – Pearl Pen – Red
The Dusty Attic – Leaves
We R Memory Keepers - Crop-a-dile
Zva Creative – Pearl Line – Olive
Martha Stewart Crafts – Deep Edge Punch – Scroll Heart, Loops

Arlene never ceases to amaze with her creations, and this Rare Oddities mini album has it all! Take it away, Arlene:

"I created this fun mini album to capture some of the Fall and Halloween photos of my family this year. The Rare Oddities collection is amazing, its gorgeous while ghostly! This mini album features 6x6 interactive pages with tons of room for photos and journaling. I created a video to walk you through the album in detail. Thanks for taking a peek! :-)

Tip: Use ScorTape or a strong adhesive when adhering design paper to the cover of your album, especially when you plan to layer many elements and metal on the cover. This will ensure the cover holds together and lasts you many years of joy. :-)" ~Arlene

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Arlene's YouTube Tour!


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Supply List

 

Rare Oddities 12x12 paper pad
Rare Oddities 8x8 paper pad
Rare Oddities 6x6 Patterns and Solids
Rare Oddities Envelopes and Pockets
Rare Oddities Ephemra cards
Rare Oddities Decorative Chipboard
Rare Oddities Journaling Chipboard
Staples: Ornate Door Pull, Ornate Metal Keys, Ornate Metal Label Holder, Door Knocker
Recollections Flowers
I Am Roses Rosebuds, Cherry Blossoms, skeleton leaves
Scrapbook Adhesive 3D foam squares
Prima Metal findings
Paper Studio metal buttons
Recollections Black Card Stock
Paper Studio Kraft Card stock
Scor tape
Medium Weight Chipboard
Glossy Accents
E6000 adhesive
Scotch ATG
Ranger Distress Ink - Walnut Stain

 What great album ideas! We adore these. Big thanks to Robin and Arlene for sharing their talent with us. Have  a wonderful Sunday, 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

 

Aug 22, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Take the Graphic 45 August Challenge!

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You still have time to try out our August Challenge! Share your creations on our Facebook Page! Happy papercrafting!

The G45 Family

 

Aug 21, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Two Terrific Friday Tutorials

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 Today, we have two fabulous tutorials to kick off the weekend fun! Lori Williams has the most incredible tutorial with Typography stamps and Donna Espiritu has a wonderful idea for all your back-to-school needs. It's going to be a great Friday on the blog!

First, Lori has this gorgeous tag and tutorial! We love this:

"Mixed Media is one of those things that I love once I get involved but always seem a little overwhelmed in the beginning.  I don’t know why because it’s really fun to play with texture and color but there are always so many different techniques I want to try and of course you have to choose one at time.  On this tag I adore the texture that I achieved by layers of paper, paint, medium and of course stamps.  Be sure  to watch my Snapguide Tutorial to see how you can achieve a similar background.  

When I was finishing up my tag I wanted to make a ribbon for the top, but I couldn’t find the right ribbon.  I happened to have some of Graphic 45’s Washi tape sitting on my desk in front of me and I keep looking at it thinking…. “ I wish I had some ribbon just like that cause it would blend in perfect.”  Then it hit me, why not make the washi tape into ribbon.  So I layered to pieces together and created my own ribbon/bow that was exactly what I wanted.  I hope you like the finished tag as much as I do." ~Lori

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Check out How to Create a Stamped Texture With Graphic 45 by Lori Williams on Snapguide.  

Lori's Snapguide Tutorial

Typography Tag by Lori Williams with great stamp techniques #graphic45


Typography Tag by Lori Williams with great stamp techniques #graphic45


Typography Tag by Lori Williams with great stamp techniques #graphic45

Supply List 

Typography 8 x 8
Create
Inscribe
Journey
Celebrate
Typography Chipboard
Typography Stamps
Graphic 45 Staples:
Washi Tape
Metal Flowers
Metal Brads
Regular Black Tag/Album
Other Products Used:
Petaloo Dahlias Teastain Flowers
Foam Tape
Bronze and Turquoise Golden Paint
Tuxedo Smooch
Light Golden Molding Paste
Distress Ink
Tweezers
Embossing Folder
Plain Chipboard
Scallop Circle Punch

 Now, how about some Back-to-school inspiration from Donna! What a wonderful treat bag using Raining Cats & Dogs!

"I had to research for back to school gifts. I thought of making a small gift bag for my niece who likes to draw and color. If only she lives near I know she will super like this gift for her hobby. I mixed papers from Raining cats and dogs & ABC Primer for this project." ~Donna

Raining Cats & Dogs Back to School treat box by Donna Espiritu #graphic45

Check out How to Make a Back to School Treat Bag by Donna Espiritu on Snapguide.  

Donna's Snapguide Tutorial


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Raining Cats & Dogs Back to School treat box by Donna Espiritu #graphic45

Supply List

 

Graphic 45 Raining cats and dogs 12x12 papers
Graphic 45 ABC primer papers
Graphic 45 ABC Primer chipboards
Graphic 45 ABC Primer stickers

Graphic 45 staple - ornate metal brads
Spellbinders Label 40 decorative frames
White or cream cardstock
Colorbox Graphic 45 ink - dark cashmere
Distress ink - tea dye
Colorbox blending tool
Ribbons
Lace
flowers

It's not a fun Friday without a contest winner! Our randomly chosen winner of the $60 Home Sweet Home prize is....

-Deanna Patrick Green

Congratulations, Deanna! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Thanks to everyone who entered this week!

Have a wonderful weekend, G45ers and thanks for joining us today for these great tutorials!

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