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Aug 19, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Pocket Scrapbooking with Graphic 45

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It's a perfect day for pocket scrapbooking! Joanne Bain and Katelyn Grosart have fabulous pages for us today. It's a great way to round out the work week!

First, Joanne shows a brilliant way to make a pocket page with Cityscapes. Love the way she uses the Journaling & Ephemera Cards!

"I created this super simple pocket page with the Cityscapes Journalling & Ephemera Cards. I trimmed and layered some of the cards to create each frame and as there are 2 of each type of card it worked perfectly to create a balanced pocket page. Each of the larger 6x4 spots feature a tag that pulls out from behind to give a space for journaling." ~Joanne

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Supply List

4501317 Cityscapes Journaling & Ephemera Cards
#4500422 Metal Brad Staples

Now, Katelyn uses Voyage Beneath the Sea to crate a gorgeous page from her Hawaii trip. Amazing!

"Pocket Page scrapbooking is a big trend right now, so why not use your favourite papers and embellishments from Graphic 45 to create your own pocket page. To compliment my photos from Hawaii, I used products from the Voyage Beneath the Sea collection to create my pocket page. When I need a quick layout, pocket page scrapbooking makes it easy for me to get the photos scrapbooked and in my album, but also gives me a chance to still use my favourite Graphic 45 products.

Tip: Don’t be afraid to layer a couple of embellishments on to the square for the pocket, this will give the page some extra added interest.


Tip: Even though the journaling card is in the pocket, add some Glossy Accents to the Seahorse’s eyes and the starfish below." ~Katelyn

Hawaii Pocket Page, Voyage Beneath the Sea, Pocket Scrapbook Page, By Katelyn Grosart, Products By Graphic 45 - 2

Hawaii Pocket Page, Voyage Beneath the Sea, Pocket Scrapbook Page, By Katelyn Grosart, Products By Graphic 45 - 2


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Hawaii Pocket Page, Voyage Beneath the Sea, Pocket Scrapbook Page, By Katelyn Grosart, Products By Graphic 45 - 2


Hawaii Pocket Page, Voyage Beneath the Sea, Pocket Scrapbook Page, By Katelyn Grosart, Products By Graphic 45 - 2


Hawaii Pocket Page, Voyage Beneath the Sea, Pocket Scrapbook Page, By Katelyn Grosart, Products By Graphic 45 - 2

Supply List

12x12 Voyage Beneath the Sea: Ocean Quest
Voyage Beneath the Sea 6x6 Patterns and Solids
Voyage Beneath the Sea Ephemera Cards
Voyage Beneath the Sea Cardstock Stickers
Voyage Beneath the Sea: Chipboard 1
Hug a Bug Seam Binding Ribbon: Turquoise
Glossy Accents
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Blending Tool
Sookwang Tape
Foam Squares
Glue Dots

Now, let's see who won this week's blog giveaway! Our randomly chosen winner is....

-Sara Emily Barker: I love seeing the inspiration on this blog and today's is fantastic! I hope someday to win; none of our local craft stores sells the G45 line on a regular basis.

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

(1) $89 Children's Hour Paper Pads, Chip, 6x6, Embellishments, Staples Graphic 45

Thanks for joining us this week for all the fun! Tomorrow, we have some special project sheets here on the blog. We hope you join us!

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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Aug 18, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Celebrate Summer & Back to School

  Summer Album Voyage Beneath the Sea by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1

It's the end of summer and time for Back-to-School. So, many of us have summer photos and want to craft for back-to-school time! Well, we have great ideas for both today from Marina BlauKitchen and Pam Bray! You will love their project ideas in store for us today.

First, Marina has a gorgeous tag album with Voyage Beneath the Sea that are perfect for summer photos of all types!

"Create an album with this papers is incredibly funny, so full of vibrant and fresh colors. Using tags and pockets allows additional places to store holiday memories.

Tips:

Use Graphic 45 Tags Albums to make album pages and pockets, they fit perfectly and add interest, embellishment and originality to your albums.


Combine several tag sizes to create innovative pages." ~Marina BlauKitchen

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Summer Album Voyage Beneath the Sea by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1


Summer Album Voyage Beneath the Sea by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1


Summer Album Voyage Beneath the Sea by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1


Summer Album Voyage Beneath the Sea by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1


Summer Album Voyage Beneath the Sea by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1


Summer Album Voyage Beneath the Sea by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1


Summer Album Voyage Beneath the Sea by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1


Summer Album Voyage Beneath the Sea by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1


Summer Album Voyage Beneath the Sea by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1



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Summer Album Voyage Beneath the Sea by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1


Summer Album Voyage Beneath the Sea by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1



Summer Album Voyage Beneath the Sea by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1

Supply list:

4501325 Voyage Beneath the Sea Neptune’s Adventure 12x12
#4501326 Voyage Beneath the Sea Ocean Quest 12x12
#4501327 Voyage Beneath the Sea Wild Wild Waves 12x12
#4501329 Voyage Beneath the Sea 8x8 (2 pages)
#4501329 Voyage Beneath the Sea  Wild Wild Waves 8x8
#4501329 Voyage Beneath the Sea  Mermaid Melody 8x8
#4501329 Voyage Beneath the Sea  Deep Blue Dreams 8x8
#4500981 Regular Tag Albums Black
#4500982 Large Tag Albums Black
#4501331 Voyage Beneath the Sea Tags&Pockets
Black cardstock, cardboard, metal leaves, flowers, some pearls

Now, get into back-to-school  mode with Pam! She has a fun tutorial for this desk organizer set!

"Tip:

1. Use washi tape to secure chipboard pieces together to form dimensional projects.

2. Use washi tape to cover exposed chipboard to give projects a finished look." ~Pam

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Step-by-Step Tutorial

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  1. Die cut 3 sets of canisters using Matboard. Leave one canister set alone, cut 1” off one set of canisters and 2” of the last set of canister sides.

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2. Form canisters.

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3. Apply washi tape to top and bottom of prepared canister.

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4. Adhere pattern paper to prepared canisters.

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5. Adhere die cut borders to canisters.

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6. Decorate each of the canisters with chipboard embellishments.

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7. Fill each of the canisters with tags and other supplies.

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8. Add doily die cuts to lids of canisters.

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9. Adhere metal circles and knobs to lids.

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10. Cut chipboard base for stand 1” longer that the three canisters.

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11. Cut chipboard sides 1” x the length of the chipboard base.

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12. Apply washi tape to the chipboard bottom and sides to form box.  Apply washi tape around the top edges of formed stand.

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13. Adhere pattern paper to the formed canister stand.

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14. Add handles and legs to stand.

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15. Adhere sticker and chipboard to front of stand.

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Supply List

Graphic 45 ABC Primer Deluxe Collectors Edition
Graphic 45 ABC Primer Chipboard
Graphic 45 Washi Tape
Sizzix Canister Die
Sizzix Hello Doily Die
Sizzix Matboard
Chipboard
Black Card Stock
Random Metal Handles, Legs, Brads, Circle, Small Knobs
Curio Knobs
Xyron Adhesive
Tiny Attacher
Pop Dots

Want to win $89 of Children's Hour? You can this week here on the blog! Look at all these goodies up for grabs. Just comment here on the blog or on Facebook to enter. We'll announce a winner here on the blog on tomorrow, so make sure to enter today. Woo hoo!

(1) $89 Children's Hour Paper Pads, Chip, 6x6, Embellishments, Staples Graphic 45

Saying goodbye to summer is not so hard when you get to scrapbook those special memories. And back-to-school time always has so much to offer. Soon, the air will be crisp and the craft room will call our name with so many ideas and possibilities! It's a great time of transition and we hope these projects inspired you today.

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

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Aug 17, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Stunning Shadowboxes Full of Beauty!

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We love these awesome ideas for shadowboxes today on the blog! Olga Heldwein takes a simple IKEA Frame and turns it into absolute WOW! Then, Maggi Harding shares how to take our Window Shadow Box Staples and make a beautiful and brilliant project that will make you dream of the ocean. Are you ready for these beauties?

First, Olga shares how she turned an album into a project that fits brilliantly in a simply IKEA frame - however this project turned out anything but plain and ordinary - it's extraordinary!

"I'm not the album girl but I fell in love with those pocket albums. They have plenty of pockets where you can creativeley hide some suprises , journaling – whatever you like. From one of those albums and IKEA frame i made album in frame as souvenir from trip for my sister in law.
How i created you may check out in video from creative process that i have for you ." ~Olga

August assigment Olga Heldwein Safari Adventure pocket album in frame

 

Olga's Video Tutorial


August assigment Olga Heldwein Safari Adventure pocket album in frame


August assigment Olga Heldwein Safari Adventure pocket album in frame


August assigment Olga Heldwein Safari Adventure pocket album in frame


August assigment Olga Heldwein Safari Adventure pocket album in frame


August assigment Olga Heldwein Safari Adventure pocket album in frame


August assigment Olga Heldwein Safari Adventure pocket album in frame


August assigment Olga Heldwein Safari Adventure pocket album in frame

Supply list

Safari Adventure Tags & Pockets
4501370
Safari Adventure Sticker
4501374
Safari Adventure Journaling Chipboard
4501373
Safari Adventure Decorative Chipboard
4501372
Safari Adventure 12x12 Pad
4501369
Safari Adventure 12x12 Patterns & Solids Pad
4501392
Square Tag & Pocket Album-Red Numbers
4501284
Celebrate-ATC Kraft Tags
4501271
IKEA deep frame
Gel Medium
G45 inks in shades  #41002 Venetian Rose and #41003 Dark Cashmere

Now, Maggi shares how to turn our Window Shadow Box Frame into a showstopper! Wow!

"I needed somewhere to display the way cool Graphic 45 button that I got on the first ever Graphic 45/Craftours cruise, so I thought a Graphic 45 shadow box would be perfect for my button and as a reminder of my great vacation!  I love how this turned out, it's my reminder of island paradise!

Graphic 45's shadow boxes come with two pieces of acrylic backing which made the perfect media for me to create my sea.  I used Ranger alcohol inks in blues and greens to swipe color onto one of the acrylic backs.  After that dried, I placed the acrylic in the shadow box frame.  Next I adhered the fussy cut mermaid to the side of the shadowbox and acrylic so that she would not slip down.  Then I added the 2nd piece of acrylic and the mermaid is nicely sandwiched between the pieces and I've created the look of water in my shadowbox.  It looks really great sitting in front of a window where light can shine through the inks.


I used foam tape to attach the man riding the fish to the back of the window so that it appears the fish is swimming in the sea.  Then as a momento, I put some sand from some of the beaches we visited in my vials.  Thank you Patti and Sarah for that!  For a finishing touch, I added  pretty Petaloo blooms and fussy cut pieces from the collection." ~Maggi

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Shadowbox, Voyage Beneath the Sea, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)


Shadowbox, Voyage Beneath the Sea, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)


Shadowbox, Voyage Beneath the Sea, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)


Shadowbox, Voyage Beneath the Sea, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)


Shadowbox, Voyage Beneath the Sea, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)

Supply List

Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath the Sea Collection 12 x 12:
Voyage Beneath the Sea
Neptune's Adventure
Steampunk Splash
Decorative Chipboard
Stickers
6 x 6 Patterns & Solids
Staples Window Shadow Box - Ivory
Staples Claw Feet
Graphic 45 Cruise Button
Other:
Petaloo Botanica Blooms x 4 Teal
Petaloo Botanica Petite's x 11 Teal
Petaloo chantilly Mixed Blooms x 6 Blue/Green
Petaloo Mixed Textured Blossoms x 4 Moss Green
Art-C glass vials
Creative Embellishments Gears
Sand from San Juan, Labadee, and St. Maarten :-)
Viva Stone Art
Shells from Michaels
Ranger Alcohol Inks:  Meadow, Oregano, Stonewashed, and Stream

Want to win $89 of Children's Hour? You can this week here on the blog! Look at all these goodies up for grabs. Just comment here on the blog or on Facebook to enter. We'll announce a winner here on the blog on Friday. Woo hoo!

(1) $89 Children's Hour Paper Pads, Chip, 6x6, Embellishments, Staples Graphic 45

Do you like making shadowboxes? We can't wait to see what you come up with!

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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Aug 16, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Back-to-School Cards with Children's Hour

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It's back-to-school time with great cards! Katelyn Grosart has a card and tag set that will wow your student. Then, Nico Scrap shares a stunning back-to-school card. These projects use Children's Hour and it shows the versatility of this great calendar collection!

First, Katelyn shares stunning September ideas with Children's Hour. This is fantastic!

"Back to School is just around in the corner here in Canada and for others around the world back to school is already in full swing. I had lots of fun creating this card and tag set that featured paper from Children’s Hour.  The card and tag can be given to that special someone in your life who is going back to school.


Tip: To give some extra interest to your postage stamps, rolled down either the top left or right hand corners, to show a bit of the other side of the paper." ~Katelyn

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Check out How to Create a Back to School Card & Tag Set Using G45 by Katelyn Grosart on Snapguide.  

Katelyn's Snapguide Tutorial

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Imagine Tag, Children's Hour, Inspire, Create, Imagine Kraft Tags, Tutorial by Katelyn Grosart, Products by Graphic 45 - Beauty Shot 1


Imagine Tag, Children's Hour, Inspire, Create, Imagine Kraft Tags, Tutorial by Katelyn Grosart, Products by Graphic 45 - Beauty Shot 1


Imagine Tag, Children's Hour, Inspire, Create, Imagine Kraft Tags, Tutorial by Katelyn Grosart, Products by Graphic 45 - Beauty Shot 1

Supply List

12x12 Children’s HourSeptember Collective and September Montage
Staples: Inspire, Create, Imagine Kraft Tags
Staples: Shabby Chic Metal Keys
Bazzill: Cream Puff and Java Cardstock
Distress Ink: Vintage Photo
Blending Tool
Edge Distressor
Seam Binding Ribbon: Brown
May Arts Ribbon – Brown Twine
½” Circle Punch
Sookwang Tape
Foam Squares

Now, Nico Scrap shares his Steampunk style for school time. We love this classic card!

"I have created a card using this adorable collection called “children’s hour” which is perfect for any kind of back to school projects. School start is just around the corner and we have to be ready, right? so, let’s have some fun with Graphic45 collections!" ~Nico Scrap

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School Time, Children hour, Tutorial by Nico Scrap, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

Supply List

Paper "children’s hour" collection
Embellishments ( metal corners ) by Scrapunlimited
inkpad Graphic45 (brown & black)
duble sided tape
Children's Hour Ephemera Cards
Safari Adventure Sticker
Black ink
stamps by Aladine

Want to win $89 of Children's Hour? You can this week here on the blog! Look at all these goodies up for grabs. Just comment here on the blog or on Facebook to enter. We'll announce a winner here on the blog on Friday. Woo hoo!

(1) $89 Children's Hour Paper Pads, Chip, 6x6, Embellishments, Staples Graphic 45

What will you create for back-to-school time? We hope this sparks some great ideas!

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

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Aug 15, 2016 5:00:00 AM

An Album & Card with Safari Adventure!

  Square Tag_Pocket Travel Album Safari Adventure Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 9

There's so much beauty to share today with Safari Adventure! Marina BlauKitchen and Kathy Clement show you clever ways to use this vivid collection. Marina has a tiger breaking from its cafe and Kathy welcomes baby in a brilliant way!

First, Marina has this awesome Safari Adventure travel album! You will love a look at all her pages as well.

"A nice way to save summer memories is to make an album with a  pretty cover that invites you to open it to discover magical moments. This Square Tag & Pocket Album is perfect for that, you have a lot of space for photos, pages, pockets and also lovely tags.

About Safari Adventure Collection I must say that I am in love with it and I am sure it will become one of my favorite.

I think it has been a good idea to add some Graphic 45 washi tape, it’s a wonderful embellishment for the pages inside.

Tip:

1.- Not hesitate to use everyday objetcs to add to your work as I’ve done with these bamboo skewer. You sure discover a lot of things you can use and mix with this wonderful papers.


2.- Don’t throw away little pieces of these wonderful papers, you can use them in other projects and also make paper patchtwork with them and use it as background or embellishment. (See August Tip photos)." ~Marina


Square Tag_Pocket Travel Album Safari Adventure Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 9

Check out How to Decorate a Graphic 45 Square Tag&Pocket Album by Marina Blaukitchen on Snapguide.  

Marina's Snapguide Tutorial



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Square Tag_Pocket Travel Album Safari Adventure Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 9


Square Tag_Pocket Travel Album Safari Adventure Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 9


Square Tag_Pocket Travel Album Safari Adventure Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 9



Square Tag_Pocket Travel Album Safari Adventure Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 9

Square Tag_Pocket Travel Album Safari Adventure Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 9

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Supply List:

4501286 Square Tag & Pocket Album Kraft
#4501368 Safari Adventure 8x8 Pad
Safari Adventure page
Call of the wild page
Exotic Patterns page
2 pages Amazing Africa
Luch Landscape page
#4501367 Safari Adventure 6x6 Patterns & Solids Pad
#4501371 Banners Safari Adventure Collection
#4501375 Journaling and Ephemera Cards
#45011372 Chipboard 2
#4500843 Washi Tape Set
Some bamboo skewers
Some paper flowers
Some ribbon and cord

Now, take a look at Kathy's great "Welcome to our Jungle" card - what a great way to welcome a new baby!

"You never know when inspiration might strike, but when it does, I have learned to answer the call.  When I was tidying up after making a project, I found a scrap of Safari Adventure paper on my table.  This sweet image of a mama elephant and her baby caught my eye and I thought, “Wouldn’t this make the cutest welcome baby card?”

I challenged myself to work primarily with the scraps that were on the table and this card is the end result.  I just love the playfulness of this non-traditional baby card design, and hope you will, too.

Designer Tips for working with UTEE

  • I used a Spellbinder circle die to cut out my focal image, then heat embossed it with UTEE to give it the appearance of being framed under glass.  
  • When working with UTEE, tap the image with Versamark Embossing Ink, cover with the embossing enamel and heat from the underside to prevent the granules from flying off the image and all over your workspace.  Ask me how I learned this someday….
  • Hold the image with tweezers so you don’t burn your fingers.  Once the enamel is mostly melted, you can heat from the top.  I usually repeat this process 2 to 3 times to get really good coverage.  Let it cool a few minutes between coats.
  • Let the image cool completely before matting.  If you touch it before it’s completely set, you’ll leave your fingerprints behind.
  • If you can’t resist touching the image (who would ever do that, I want to know! ) and you smudge the UTEE, all is not lost.  Just gently reheat the top of the image until the UTEE melts back into place.  " ~Kathy

Welcome to our Jungle Baby Boy Card, Safari Adventure, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 5

Welcome to our Jungle Baby Boy Card, Safari Adventure, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 5

Welcome to our Jungle Baby Boy Card, Safari Adventure, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 5

Welcome to our Jungle Baby Boy Card, Safari Adventure, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 5


Welcome to our Jungle Baby Boy Card, Safari Adventure, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 5





Welcome to our Jungle Baby Boy Card, Safari Adventure, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 5


Welcome to our Jungle Baby Boy Card, Safari Adventure, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 5

Supply List:

Graphic 45 Safari Adventure 12x12 Paper:
Safari Adventure
Amazing Africa
Jungle Expedition
Safari Adventure 8x8 Papers
Creatures Great and Small
Amazing Africa
Great Migration
Safari Adventure Chipboard 1 &
2
Safari Adventure Banners
Safari Adventure 12x12 Prints and Patterns
Staples Ivory ATC tag

Ranger UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel)
Heat Gun
Spellbinder circle die, or other circle die
Two sheets of 8.5x11 Soft Sky Cardstock
Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Laser Cut Doilies
Petaloo Canvas Garden Rosettes/Ivory
Petaloo Textured Elements Ivory Mixed textured Mini Blossoms
Really Reasonable Ribbon Light Blue Micro Gingham, Ivory Burlap String, Parrot Green Leaves
Fiskars Precious Baby Quotes Clear Acrylic Stamps
Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink
Brad, Stick Pins, Novelty Buttons

Want to win $89 of Children's Hour? You can this week here on the blog! Look at all these goodies up for grabs. Just comment here on the blog or on Facebook to enter. We'll announce a winner here on the blog on Friday. Woo hoo!

(1) $89 Children's Hour Paper Pads, Chip, 6x6, Embellishments, Staples Graphic 45

It's a beautiful week to get creative! We hope this inspired you to create this week. Have a great Monday!

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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