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Aug 27, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Beauty with Botanical Tea!

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It's a perfect day for some Botanical Tea, don't you think? We love this beautiful collection and our Design Team makes it truly shine. Have you used this collection yet? Today, we will share a wonderful idea from Nadya Lifa. Then, Rhea Freitag shares the most gorgeous Botanical Tea wall hanging. Get your Botanical Tea out and create today!

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Find some Botanical Tea Today!

Nadya shares brilliant ways to keep those discs filled with beautiful memories safe and stored in a beautiful way. We love this great storage idea from the talented Nadya!

"In our family we often take pictures, record video about familys story. But after a drive with the family archive fell to the floor and broke, I try to keep all the information not only on the computer screw, but also on the disks. Of course, they can get lost, so I did to the discs a holder. I decorate the sheets, but each of them has a secret pocket in which to store the disc! I am happy that I can so cherish my family`s history. And as always, the Botanical Tea collection perfectly fit for creation in a charming Shabby-chic style!" ~Nadya

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This idea is so glorious. It's a mini that doubles as storage! Genius!


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Supply List

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea 12x12 Pad
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea 6x6 Patterns & Solids Pad
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Banners
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Flowers
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Tags & Pockets
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Stickers
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key Holes
Botanical Tea Chipboard 1
Botanical Tea Chipboard 2
Prima Shic Resin
Prima brads
Tilda Fabric
Melissa Frances ribbons
Shabby ribbon
Acrilyc dots
Flowers
Lace
Glue

Now, Rhea shares a gorgeous idea to brighten your home. Imagine this hanging in your room and the joy it would bring!

"Sometimes it is a challenge to cut your paper into an odd shape. I often find that my edges are just a little bit wonky, so I have to disguise it. In this Botanical Tea Hanging, I did just that. The oval of paper I used to back my hummingbird sticker was not cut perfectly people, but thanks to my clever use of stickels you can hardly tell. I simply covered my errors up with this handy glitter glue. Another trick I used on this project was the use of gilders paste to make my metals with different finishes look cohesive. You would never know that they don’t match with my sneaky cover up. What, no gilders paste in your stash....try acrylic paint, which works too! Cheers!"

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Rhea uses beautiful techniques on our Graphic 45 Staples to make them uniquely her own embellishments.


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Supply List

Botanical Tea 6x6 Patterns and Solids
Botanical Tea Stickers
Botanical Tea Chipboard 1
Botanical Tea Chipboard 2
Ornate Metal Keyholes
Ornate Metal Key
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads
Metal Butterflies
May Arts Ribbon
White Gilders Paste
White Eyelets
Stickels

We love these beautiful ideas from Nadya and Rhea. Did they spark an idea for you today, G45ers? Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Dreaming of Botanical Tea,

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Aug 26, 2014 5:00:00 AM

5 items + Your Creative Touch = 1 beautiful creation

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We've been sharing a fun challenge we've given our Design Team - to create a project with just 5 G45 supplies! Today, we will be sharing more projects that rise to the occasion and will leave you inspired. Tati Scrap shares a Botanical Tea birthday reminder book. Then, Yumi Muraeda shows how to create an altered box and tags with few supplies but many different collections. You will love the projects today, we can't wait to share them with you!

Did you know that we LOVE when you share your projects on our Facebook page? We love to see how our G45ers take our collectons and make so many different and beautiful projects. Just like this An ABC Primer layout by Amy Kluchesky that's perfect for Back to School. We love the techniques she applies on this beautiful page. We hope you will share today!

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The first project is by Tati Scrap using 5 G45 Supplies, but bursting forth with absolute beauty! We love this idea for keeping up with birthdays.

"I have made a Birthday Reminder with a Large Tag Ivory. It is very useful to remember always the birthdays of our family and friendly. The numbers of each section represent the months of the year." ~Tati Scrap

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Love the accordion fold to make the pockets for each month - such a great idea!


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Great idea just using the number stickers to represent each month!

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Supplies:

Botanical Tea 8x8 Pad:
Robin´s egg
Herbal infusion
Sweet Chamomile
Just Because
Love Notes
Large Tag Album-Ivory

Shabby Chic Door Pull

Botanical Tea Tags & Pockets

Botanical Tea Alphabet Stickers
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Now, enjoy each of these masterpieces by Yumi! She uses many different collections, but few supplies to create each and every one. What a fun way to hold your tags from all the different paper collections! Love all the tags she creates too. Perfect for displaying photos and journaling spots. She shows you how to make one for every season!

Bohemian Bazaar tag box:

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Supply List

 Bohemian Bazaar
12’Jasmine Nights
12’Dazzling Delights
12’Kaleidoscope
Alphabet Stickers
Ribbon

Botanical Tea tag box:

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12’Botanical Tea
12’Flora
12’Love Note
Regular Tag albums
Ribbon  

By the Sea tag box:


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By The Sea(I used 8’ pad)
12’ By The Sea
12’ Pier 45
12’Sand and Surf
Regular Tag albums
Ribbon

An Eerie Tale tag box:


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Supply List

An Eerie Tale

12’You Bewitch Me

12’Capyivating Characters

12’Run and Hide

12’Wicked Whimsey

Ribbon

Sweet Sentiments tag box:


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Supply List

 Sweet Sentiments
12’Sweet Sentiments
12’Violet Bouquet
12’Easter Greetings
12’Perfect Petals
Ribbon

What inspiring ideas from Tati Scrap and Yumi! Have you tried creating with just 5 G45 supplies yet? It's a fun challenge if the crafting mojo is running low. Have a great Tuesday, G45ers!

Happy Papercrafting,

Graphic 45

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

Aug 25, 2014 5:00:00 AM

How to Make Beautiful G45 Projects with Few Supplies

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We love the beautiful ideas from our Design Team that don't use many products. It shows you that anyone wanting to craft can make it happen! Katie Zoey Ho shows you how to make adorable mini notebooks with just one piece of A4 printer paper and some Come Away with Me. Then, Lori Williams shares the most beautiful Come Away with Me card with some great tips on how to make a card pop.

But first, who wants to win this week? Just comment here on the blog or on Facebook to win this $35 prize pack of Time to Celebrate. Have fun and comment away!

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Katie shares such a great idea, take only one sheet of paper and create a mini notebook!

"A short & quick way to create these cute mini notebooks using a single sheet of A4 printer paper, everything in just 4 simple steps." ~Katie

Back to School Mini Notebooks

Come Away with Me Notebook Tutorial

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Step 1: Fold an A4 size printer paper into 16 parts. Cut across the paper as shown.

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Step 2: Gather and fold into a mini accordion book. Distress the edges if preferred.

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Step 3: Wrap around the book with kraft cardstock.


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Step 4: Embellish as follows.

 Back to School Mini Notebook Tutorial Supplies

 Kraft Cardstock
A4 Printer Paper
Come Away with Me 8” x 8” Paper Pad
Come Away with Me Patterns & Solids
Come Away with Me Journaling Chipboard

Lori shares the most beautiful layered Come Away with Me card. We love the ribbon she uses and her perfect embellishments using the stickers and chipboard. What a great use of dimensional tape to make few supplies stand out to make a memorable card!

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Supply List

Come Away with Me papers
Come Away with Me Stickers
Come Away with Me chipboard tags
Dimensional Tape

Thanks to everyone for joining us this fabulous Monday! Many thanks to Katie and Lori for their great ideas. Will you try their tutorial and tips? Have a great start to your week with some crafting!

Happy Monday,

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

Aug 22, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Take 5 Supplies and Create this Weekend!

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We put our Design Team to the challenge - create a project with just 5 items! We want to show you how beautiful, practical, and amazing a project can be with only 5 G45 supplies. What do you think? You should challenge yourself to only use 5 items to create with. See how far your imagination can take you! Nadya Lifa and Nichola Battilana will show you two amazing projects using 5 supplies! 

It's time to announce our blog winner! Our randomly chosen winner from our blog comments is...

-Katherine Buchanan: I just love your papers and other products! I would so love to win!

Congratulations, Katherine! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Thanks to everyone who took part in this week's contest. Join us next week for more fun giveaways!

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We are in love with this card. The color palette, Nadya's clever ideas with washi tape and our butterfly staples, and beautiful layering are just incredible. We can hardly believe she only used 5 G45 supplies! She even has a video tutorial so you can create your own.

"I love to make gifts for my husband, to give him greeting cards. But he, like all men does not favor a romantic style and the Shabby chic style, so I try to please him and make gifts in grunge style. My card about the relationship of people about how they feel, about love, full of power and romance. For decorative metal butterflies I used washi tape, that well rests on the metal and it is decorated beautifully. I also cut out a lot of decorative items from the paper shits from Typography Paper Pad. Graphic 45 paper always on the top! I love everything, that i create with this perfect paper, cause my ideas come true!" ~Nadya

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See Nadya's video Tutorial


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We are in love with the idea of covering our metal butterflies with washi tape. What a fun idea!


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5 Supply List:

Graphic 45 Typography 12x12 Pad
Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Key Holes

Graphic 45 Alphabet Sticker Staples

Graphic 45 Washi Tape

Graphic 45 Metal Butterflies
I used glue, tape, scissors, stationery knife, ruler, scor board.

If you follow Nichola's work, you know she is one incredible fussy cutter! Wow, her projects are filled with whimsical imagery often from her fussy cutting adventures. So, she used her 5 supplies to create something beautiful and functional - amazing! AND, there's a Snapguide tutorial. Fun, fun, fun.

"I simply can not sit and watch tv without doing something with my hands. I drag my tools and supplies to the couch and inevitably lose them between the cushions and under pillows. Even worse, my fussy cut bits fall into that abyss! So I’ve upcycled an unwanted tray into a fussy cutting buddy. It’s a simple recon, but results in something useful and pretty. Totally optional (but really very handy) is the addition of a scrabble tile holder set off to the side. It’s a simple solution to prevent my tools from rolling around the work surface while avoiding the creation of any additional corners or crevices for little bits to get stuck in.

I’ve used An Eerie Tale for my recon, but you can easily change up the Graphic 45 collection to suit your tastes. With coordinaing front and backs, picking two papers really gives you four paper options and makes mixing and matching pretty darned easy." ~Nichola

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Check out How to Upcycle a Fussy Cutting Tray by Nichola Battilana on Snapguide.  

5-Supply Fussy Cutting Tray Snapguide Tutorial


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Supply List:

An Eerie Tale  > Enchantment
An Eerie Tale  > Grand Illusion

Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads

Thrifted tray

Scrabble tile holder (optional)
Black acrylic paint
White tacky glue
Sandpaper
Black inkpad

Take 5 supplies and create time to create this weekend! This challenge is perfect if the crafting mojo is down, but you are looking to get crafty. Have a creative weekend, G45ers!

Happy Creating,

Graphic 45

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

Aug 21, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Our G45ers are Good ol' Sports!

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Today, we are sharing wonderful projects with Good ol' Sport. These projects are wonderful and show the versatility of this fun collection. Tati Scrap shows a fun back to school idea with Good ol' Sport, then Miranda Edney shares a tag that will surely inspire!  These projects are perfect when you need ideas for the men in your life, but also versatile enough that you can create for many occasions!

Don't forget! You have today to comment here on the blog or on Facebook to win the $35 An Eerie Tale prize pack below. We will announce our winner tomorrow in the blog. Join the giveaway fun today!

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Before we jump into the Good ol' Sport projects, see this great video of Charee Filimoehala introducing our Raining Cats & Dogs collection with Scrapbook Expo!

 

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Tati Scrap shows an amazing new idea for our Book Box Staples using Good ol' Sport and it's filled with supplies perfect for school! How fun is this?

"I have made a School Station using Good ol´Sport papers and a a Graphic 45 Book Box. I have created fun spaces for tags, pencils, scissors and a journal.

I have cleared the box and I have used only the covers of the Book Box  for to do my Back to School Station." ~Tati Scrap

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In love with the journal inside!


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What a clever and useful idea! So amazing.


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Supply List

Good ol' Sport 12x12 papers
“Victory”
"Newsworthy"
"Play Ball"
"Touchdown"
"Big Score"
"Teamwork"
Good ol´Sport 6x6 Patterns & Solids paper pad

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Book Box
Ornate Metal Label Holder

We love this hanging tag from Miranda Edney! So much amazing fussy cutting and clever use of the image cutouts. And that ribbon creates the perfect embellishment. This tag is truly a "Big Score!"

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Supply List

Graphic 45 Papers
Good Ol’ Sport- Teamwork
Good Ol’ Sport- Touchdown
Good Ol’ Sport- Champion
Good Ol’ Sport- Good Ol’ Sport
Good Ol’ Sport-  Playball
Good Ol’ Sport- Gameday
Graphic 45 Staples
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads
Artist Trading Cards-Kraft
May Arts Ribbon
Brads

Love these wonderful ideas from Tati Scrap and Miranda. Have you used Good ol' Sport? We hope you share your projects on our Facebook page! Join us tomorrow to find out the winner of our giveaway this week.

Your Pals in Paper,

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