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Feb 15, 2017 5:00:00 AM

Perfect Ideas with Portrait of a Lady

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 We are so excited about Portrait of a Lady hitting stores soon! This new collection is absolutely breathtaking in real life, and today Gloria Stengel and Maggi Harding bring it to life with their incredible projects! First, take tour of this collection with Charee Filimoehala and scrapbook.com

Charee's Portrait of a Lady Tour with scrapbook.com

Gloria makes a gorgeous card with this new collection! Take a look:

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Portrait of a Lady is such a lovely, soft, feminine collection! I am excited to see what I can make with it during the coming months! I created a standard A2 card from ivory cardstock and loaded it up with beautiful papers. Rather than add pre-made flowers, I used seam binding to make a fluffy bow, and then I fussy cut some of the flowers from the paper for decoration.

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A few sequins scattered around give the card just a bit of sparkle. I found a faux vintage button in my stash that suited this card perfectly. This is going to be my go-to collection for wedding cards, Mother's Day cards, and birthday cards this year! I added a few bits of paper to decorate the inside.

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Supply List

Graphic 45:
Portrait of a Lady: Grace, Isabelle, Victoria, Blanche, Elizabeth, Maria
Other:
Cardstock: Ivory
Trims: Really Reasonable Ribbon - dark peach seam binding, ivory twine
Button: craft supply
Sequins: Craft Medley
Adhesive: Foam tape, tape runner, multi-medium, hot glue

Maggi shares a beautiful layout:

Beauty Layout, Portrait of a Lady, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)

"The Portrait of a Lady collection is everything that defines grace and beauty.  The pinks and greens of this collection  are so beautiful, and the vintage images so dreamy, well,  I had  to do a layout featuring the elegant lady on the signature page.  You can go wild with flowers on this collection too! " ~Maggi


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Beauty Layout, Portrait of a Lady, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)

Tip:  Fussy cut some of the gorgeous roses in the collection and nestle them in among 3D flowers for a dynamic floral cluster.


Beauty Layout, Portrait of a Lady, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)

Supply List

Graphic 45 Portrait of a Lady Collection 12 x 12:
Grace
Catherine
Blanche
Portrait of a Lady
Elizabeth
Other Supplies:
Green cardstock
Petaloo flowers

It’s Valentine’s week! In honor of this holiday, we want to spread some crafty love. This week we are giving away a big prize pack full of $85 worth of Place in Time, our Deluxe Collector’s Edition, and a 12x12 of our beloved Home Sweet Home! Also, it has some super awesome Staples. Who wants to win? Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to take part! This is a super fun prize pack, so make sure to enter today!
 
(3) PiT & HSH 12x12, Mixed Media, Metal - BIG GUY $85 Graphic 45
 
Are you excited about using this new collection? We cannot wait to see what glorious creations you come up with, 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

Feb 14, 2017 5:00:00 AM

Spread LOVE this Valentine's Day!

  Butterfly Kisses ATC Banner Tutorial, Nature Sketchbook, by Kathy Clement, Photo 2

 Happy Valentine's Day to our amazing G45ers! We are so thankful for you and hope your day is full of LOVE! We have 3 incredible projects to share with you today to celebrate this fun holiday. Kathy Clement, Maggi Harding, and Clare Charvill have love-themed ideas to inspire your day! First, let's kick it off with inspiration from Kathy

Butterfly Kisses ATC Banner Tutorial, Nature Sketchbook, by Kathy Clement, Photo 2

"How do you spell LOVE?  I used cute Graphic 45 Red Alphabet Banner Tags to spell it out on a fun and festive Butterfly Kisses Banner for Valentine’s Day.  The good news is, this is a super quick and easy project to make.  Just string the tags onto the ribbon that comes in the box, add a few fussy cut butterflies, chipboard tags and borders from the fabulous Nature Sketchbook collection and you are nearly done.  I’ll show you just how simple it is to make in the Snapguide Tutorial below." ~Kathy

Check out How to Graphic 45 Butterfly Kisses Valentine Banner by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.

Butterfly Kisses ATC Banner Tutorial, Nature Sketchbook, by Kathy Clement, Photo 3

Tip: When you glue your fussy cut butterflies onto the banner tags, use adhesive only on the body.  This way, you can bend the wings to create dimension and a feeling of flight.

Tip: I added glitter to my butterfly wings for extra shimmer.

Butterfly Kisses ATC Banner Tutorial, Nature Sketchbook, by Kathy Clement, Photo 4

Tip: Use dark paper (the reverse side of Plant Kingdom) so that the letters on the tag will really POP.

Butterfly Kisses ATC Banner Tutorial, Nature Sketchbook, by Kathy Clement, Photo 5

Tip: Make it easy on yourself!  Use border strips and chipboard tags to add color, design and dimension to each tag.  

Butterfly Kisses ATC  Banner Tutorial, Nature Sketchbook, by Kathy Clement, Photo  6

Supply List

Red ATC Alphabet Banner Tags: Use letters L, O, V, E
Nature Sketchbook Journaling Chipboard
Nature Sketchbook Decorative Chipboard
Nature Sketchbook 8x8 paper
Plant Kingdom
Monarch Majesty
Seasonal Splendor
Red Polka Dot Ribbon
Miniature Ladybug Clothespins (these were a gift, so I don’t know the source)
Wooden buttons
Burlap String

Spread love and sweets with this great project from Maggi!

Love Candy Bucket, Nature Sketchbook, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)

"Graphic 45's Alpha Banners are really fun to work with and there are a lot of things you can do with them.  I 've used them for cards, tags, banners and even on layouts.  Today I have a Love Candy Bucket to share with you.

To make the banners:

I used the ATC size banners and first glued them onto wooden skewers.  Then I cut a 2.5" x 3" rectangle to go on the back of the tag.  I adhered the rectangle with foam tape that is the same thickness as my skewer and that way it creates a dimensional and shadow effect for the letters.  That looks cool right?  Tie a fun ribbon to the tag and decorate with flowers, fussy cuts and chippies.

For the bucket:

I cut a 3" styrofoam ball in half and glued the two halves  to the bottom of the bucket.  That gave me something to hold my banners.   On the outside I added a felt heart and daisy trim along with a pretty organza ribbon. I cut a little piece from design paper and glue under the ribbon and added a couple flowers.   It is simple, but pretty, and I wanted the banners to take center stage.


Now stab your banner skewers into the styrofoam and fill the bucket with chocolates!  It's a great centerpiece or gift for friends, neighbors, teachers or your sweetie.  You can easily do something like this with any kind of container." ~Maggi


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Love Candy Bucket, Nature Sketchbook, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)

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Love Candy Bucket, Nature Sketchbook, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)

 




Love Candy Bucket, Nature Sketchbook, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)

Supply List

Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook Collection 12 x 12:
Diary of a Botanist
Monarch Majesty
Seasonal Splendor
Wildflower bouquet
6 x 6 Patterns and Solids
Flowers
Journaling Chipboard
Staples Alpha Banner - ATC Red


Other Supplies:
Galvanized tin bucket
Wooden skewers
Petaloo Darjeeling Mini Daisy x 7
White organza ribbon
Green Felt trim
McGill small Retro Flower punch
McGill Floriano flower punch
Foam tape

Clare shares a gorgeous album and altered box perfect for the special day!

Vintage Valentine Album in a Box 1 Clare Charvill Graphic 45

"For this vintage Valentine Album in a case I used a mix 8 x 8 and 12 x 12 papers from Sweet Sentiments, Place in Time Deluxe Collectors Edition, Nature Sketchbook, Time to Flourish and French Country collections. I love creating across the collections to make  totally unique projects and it's a great way to combine your left over papers into new projects too.  This little album would make a great keepsake or Birthday book for someone special." ~Clare

 

Clare's Video Tour

Clare's Album Tutorial

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Supply List 
 
One 12 x 12 Be My Valentine x 1 Papers from Sweet Sentiments, 
Four 12 x 12 February Cut Apart x 3 Time to Flourish 
One 12 x 12 Grandeur from French Country
Chipboard for album covers 
Black card for covers and pages 
3 meters 6mm rose red ribbon 
tacky glue and glossy accents 
 
It’s Valentine’s week! In honor of this holiday, we want to spread some crafty love. This week we are giving away a big prize pack full of $85 worth of Place in Time, our Deluxe Collector’s Edition, and a 12x12 of our beloved Home Sweet Home! Also, it has some super awesome Staples. Who wants to win? Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to take part! This is a super fun prize pack, so make sure to enter today!
 
(3) PiT & HSH 12x12, Mixed Media, Metal - BIG GUY $85 Graphic 45
We hope you have a brilliant Valentine's 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

Feb 13, 2017 5:00:00 AM

Beauty with Nature Sketchbook

  Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook Birdhouse by Pam Bray  with Tutorial - Photo 16_3583

We love the beautiful and luscious Nature Sketchbook collection. Our designers are making incredible projects with this collection. Today, Pam Bray shares a brilliant birdhouse. Then, Ambassador Clare Charvill shares a great album and video tour. First, let's take a look at Pam's awesome birdhouse!

 

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“I love the change of seasons but at times during the winter months  I am so ready for spring.  Spring means the return of bluebirds! We have bluebirds that move into the same birdhouse now for 12 years! They come build their nest, lay their eggs and show their babies how to fly. When I seen the Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook collection I knew it would make a fabulous birdhouse home décor project and couldn’t wait to create one.” ~Pam

 

Check out How to Create Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook Birdhouse by Pam Bray on Snapguide.

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Tip: Using a good pair of detail scissors bring the paper into the scissors to fussy cut.

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Tip: Rolling flat pieces with a stylus on soft mat and using tweezers will give added depth to projects.

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Supply List

Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook 8 x 8 Paper Pad
Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook 6 x 6 Patterns and Stripes Paper Pad
Graphic 45 Decorative Chipboard
Graphic 45 Journaling Chipboard
Graphic 45 Flowers
Graphic 45 Brads
7 ½” x 7 ½ Wood Birdhouse
Hampton Arts Nature Sketchbook Stamp Set
Sizzix Hello Doily Die
Deco Art Media: Yellow Oxide, Carbon Black, English Red Oxide Antiquing Cream
Paper Studios Metal Feathers and Handle
Wood Spool
Grey Netting
Stylus
Tweezers
Soft Mat
Distress Tool
Adhesive
Pop Dots
Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Scissors

Now, Clare shares a most beautiful album! Take a look:

Nature Sketchbook Album A Clare Charvill Graphic 45

"Nature Sketchbook is such a beautiful collection to work with it was hard to chose which papers to work together through the pages. I've combined 12 x 12 papers, 12 x 12 Patterns and Solids, Journaling and Decorative Chipboard pieces, Stickers, Ephemera cards and pockets and tags to create a very interactive album to hold those treasured photos of special moments. A simple ribbon closure holds everything together. " ~Clare


Nature Sketchbook Album A Clare Charvill Graphic 45

 

Nature Sketchbook Album Video Tour


Nature Sketchbook Album A Clare Charvill Graphic 45


Nature Sketchbook Album A Clare Charvill Graphic 45


Nature Sketchbook Album A Clare Charvill Graphic 45


Nature Sketchbook Album A Clare Charvill Graphic 45


Nature Sketchbook Album A Clare Charvill Graphic 45


Nature Sketchbook Album A Clare Charvill Graphic 45


Nature Sketchbook Album A Clare Charvill Graphic 45


Nature Sketchbook Album A Clare Charvill Graphic 45

There's a PDF Tutorial and full on line workshop with follow along videos available if you'd like to make the album yourself.  Link below
 
Supply List 
 
Chipboard and Card for the album structure 
Various Punches and Dies
Double Sided Tape & Tacky Glue
 
It’s Valentine’s week! In honor of this holiday, we want to spread some crafty love. This week we are giving away a big prize pack full of $85 worth of Place in Time, our Deluxe Collector’s Edition, and a 12x12 of our beloved Home Sweet Home! Also, it has some super awesome Staples. Who wants to win? Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to take part! This is a super fun prize pack, so make sure to enter today!
 
(3) PiT & HSH 12x12, Mixed Media, Metal - BIG GUY $85 Graphic 45
Have you created with Nature Sketchbook yet? 
 
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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Feb 11, 2017 5:00:00 AM

Albums of Love with Graphic 45!

  -Place in Time- and -Sweet Sentiments- envelopes Valentines album for Graphic 45 by Aneta Matuszewska, photo 3

 We have a special Valentine's Day blog today in honor of the big day coming up next week! Aneta Matuszewska and Einat Kessler give us such amazing ideas with our Policy Envelope Staples. Enjoy their beautiful ideas! Let's take a look at Aneta's project today:

Place in Time and Sweet Sentiments envelopes Valentines album for Graphic 45 by Aneta Matuszewska, p

"Very romantic and very vintage envelope album for someone special. A perfect Valentine’s gift and a lovely way to say : I LOVE YOU!" ~Aneta

 

Aneta's Video Tutorial

-Place in Time- and -Sweet Sentiments- envelopes Valentines album for Graphic 45 by Aneta Matuszewska, photo 3

Tip: USE POLICY ENVELOPES AS A BASE FOR YOUR MINI LOVE ALBUM.

-Place in Time- and -Sweet Sentiments- envelopes Valentines album for Graphic 45 by Aneta Matuszewska, photo 2

-Place in Time- and -Sweet Sentiments- envelopes Valentines album for Graphic 45 by Aneta Matuszewska, photo 4

Tip: SLIP A LOVE NOTE, LETTER OR A PICTURE  OF YOUR SWEET VALENTINE INTO THE ENVELOPE.

-Place in Time- and -Sweet Sentiments- envelopes Valentines album for Graphic 45 by Aneta Matuszewska, photo 5

Tip: LAST STEP - JUST BIND YOUR ALBUM TOGETHER USING ROMANTIC LACE OR YOUR FAVORITE RIBBON.

-Place in Time- and -Sweet Sentiments- envelopes Valentines album for Graphic 45 by Aneta Matuszewska, photo 6

Supply List

Staples
Policy Envelopes-
- Regular Red
Papers
Place in Time
Sweet Sentiments

We love this project from Einat in the traditional reds and creams for Valentine's Day! This is perfect for your Valentine or your Galentine!

Love Notes Mini Album, Place in Time, by Einat Kessler, product by Graphic 45, photo 5

"This special mini album is created for that someone you love! Seven envelopes for the seven days of the week filled with little love notes. You can turn this into a present by simply add a little treat to each note like: a dinner for two or a foot massage. Or just add photos of your special day together and turn it into a beautiful memory." ~Einat

 

Check out How to Create a Love Notes Mini Album by Einat Kessler on Snapguide.

Einat's Snapguide Tutorial

Love Notes Mini Album, Place in Time, by Einat Kessler, product by Graphic 45, photo 2

Tip: If you don’t have a ring to bind your mini album use a ribbon to tie all the envelopes together.

Love Notes Mini Album, Place in Time, by Einat Kessler, product by Graphic 45, photo 1

Love Notes Mini Album, Place in Time, by Einat Kessler, product by Graphic 45, photo 3

Supply List

ATC Red Policy Envelopes
Papers: 12x12 Place in Time, 6x6 Children’s Hour Patterns & Solids
Letter Stickers: Place 
in Time  

Thanks for joining us today on the blog! We hope we all spread LOVE this next week!

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

Feb 10, 2017 5:00:00 AM

Mardi Gras with Midnight Masquerade!

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We are so excited to continue sharing our designers amazing projects with our brand new (in stores this month!) collections! Today, Sandy Trefger shares an amazing Square Tag Album using Midnight Masquerade. First, Charee Filimoehala gives us a great tour with Scrapbook.com of this amazing new collection. You'll love this video: 

Charee's Midnight Masquerade Tour with Scrapbook.com

Now, see this collection in action with this gorgeous album from Sandy

, Midnight Masquerade, by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 002

"As soon as I saw Graphic 45’s Midnight Masquerade paper collection, I thought of Mardi Gras!  While I’ve never been to New Orleans during their Mardi Gras, I have been several times and love the celebratory air about the city.  I decided to use the Grahpic  45 Square Tag Album to create a Mardi Gras project.  Of course, I needed a mask for my front cover and that was easily done with one of the  beautiful papers from the collection and my cutting machine.  I handmade all the flowers which I think really gave this project an individual and unique look.  The purple Mardi Gras beads were added to the cover because my husband insisted that a Mardi Gras album must have a chain of Mardi Gras beads!" ~Sandy

, Midnight Masquerade, by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 001

Tip:  If you find that you don’t have ribbon in the exact color that you need to compliment the papers you are using for a project, always look to white seam binding ribbon to solve your problem.  It’s so easy to take a cut off piece of the ribbon, apply ink in the color you want on to your craft mat, spritz it with water or a clear spray and then smoosh your ribbon into the ink.  Make sure you get good coverage on the ribbon then squeeze out any excess and allow your ribbon to dry completely before tying it into a bow.  You can help speed up the drying process by using a heat gun or hair dryer.

, Midnight Masquerade, by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 003

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Tip: If you have a paper element that’s too big or too long for your cover, simply curl up opposite corners of the cut out or tag and place it at an angle so that only a minimal amount sticks out over the edge of the album.

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Supply List:

Graphic 45 Midnight Masquerade 12x12 Paper Collection
Graphic 45 Square Tag Album, 8x8
Graphic 45 Color Box Decades Dark Cashmere Ink
Black Cardstock
Mask SVG File
Flower Punches
Flower Dies
Butterfly Punch
Mardi Gras Stringed Beads
Wink of Stella Brush Pen, Clear
Feathers
Seam Binding Ribbon, White
Seam Binding Ribbon, Pearl Aqua
Distress Ink, Seedless Preserves & Dusty Concord  (purples)
Perfect Pearl Mist, Clear
Seed Beads
Rhinestones
Lace
Score Tape
Glitter
Small Magnetic Snaps
Zig Zag Punch
Glossy Accents

Time to announce our blog contest winner this week! Our randomly chosen winner is...

-Alex Brooklyn Ross: I love your collections so much ... they're almost 'magical'. Do you have unicorns working on your design team ?!? ;-)

Congratulations, Alex! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Thanks to everyone for taking part! 

(2) Bight Fun World's Fair, Time to Flourish, Staples $35 Graphic 45

Are you excited for Midnight Masquerade to hit stores? Look for it in the next week or two in your local store!

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