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May 20, 2016

Gorgeous Altered Art with Graphic 45!

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What better way to round out the work week than with THREE amazing altered art projects from 3 amazing designers?! We think that is the best Friday idea! Donna Espiritu, Katie Zoey Ho, and Solange Marques will WOW you today!

First, Donna shares the best idea with our Matchbook Box Staples! This creative storage is genius!

"For this month, we were asked to create a project that embodies our experience as a Graphic 45 Design Team member. Being on the team made me think of ideas outside the box. I would always think of ideas that I will use later on, because I also have to consider my creative space :) I only have a small area in our bedroom so everything should have a purpose! hehe For my final project, I used 3 pcs of 8x8 matchbook boxes and turned them to a drawer. Now I have another pretty storage for my laces. Other things that can also be stored here are inks, buttons, ephemera packs, washi tapes, etc. The possibilities are endless." ~Donna

Gilded Lily matchbook box drawers by Donna with a tutorial #graphic45

Check out How to Make a Matchbook Box Drawers by Donna Espiritu on Snapguide.  

Donna's Snapguide Tutorial


Gilded Lily matchbook box drawers by Donna with a tutorial #graphic45


Gilded Lily matchbook box drawers by Donna with a tutorial #graphic45


Gilded Lily matchbook box drawers by Donna with a tutorial #graphic45


Gilded Lily matchbook box drawers by Donna with a tutorial #graphic45

 Supply List

Graphic 45 Gilded Lily 12x12, 8x8 papers
Graphic 45 Antique Metal Door Pull
Graphic 45 8x8 matchbook boxes
Acrylic paint
Gesso
Washi or masking tape
Foam tapes

Next, we have this great project from Katie. We love these incredible details that tell such a fairy tale!

 "I have this small piece of wood stump/slice loitering around waiting to be altered. Faires are certainly enchanting and I just couldn’t help it but to cut them out and place them into this little forestry setting. One small little gardening decor that sits well on my palm and good enough to place in a garden." ~Katie

Enchanted Forest gardening decor by Katie Zoey Ho #graphic45


Enchanted Forest gardening decor by Katie Zoey Ho #graphic45


Enchanted Forest gardening decor by Katie Zoey Ho #graphic45


Enchanted Forest gardening decor by Katie Zoey Ho #graphic45


Enchanted Forest gardening decor by Katie Zoey Ho #graphic45

 

 Supply List

Enchanted Forest 8” x 8” Paper Pad
Enchanted Forest Decorative Chipboard
Steampunk Debutante DCE (Time Flies)
Petaloo Flowers
Wood Stump/Slice
Paper Egg Mache
Filigree Decor Piece
Alpha Chipboards
Nature Elements (moss, twigs, leaves, jute straws, golden berries)
Distress Glitter Glue

To close, we have this amazing dressing table from the amazing Solange! Isn't this perfection?

"When I saw this mini dressing table, I just thought on G45 Gilded Lily collection. This is a such classic and beautiful collection, perfect for a feminine piece. I created some texture with crackle paste and acrylic paint. To finish this piece I added some flowers. " ~Solange

Mini dressing table by Solange Marques with Graphic 45 Gilded Lily collection- 01


Mini dressing table by Solange Marques with Graphic 45 Gilded Lily collection- 01


Mini dressing table by Solange Marques with Graphic 45 Gilded Lily collection- 01


Mini dressing table by Solange Marques with Graphic 45 Gilded Lily collection- 01


Mini dressing table by Solange Marques with Graphic 45 Gilded Lily collection- 01


Mini dressing table by Solange Marques with Graphic 45 Gilded Lily collection- 01


Mini dressing table by Solange Marques with Graphic 45 Gilded Lily collection- 01


Mini dressing table by Solange Marques with Graphic 45 Gilded Lily collection- 01


Mini dressing table by Solange Marques with Graphic 45 Gilded Lily collection- 01


Mini dressing table by Solange Marques with Graphic 45 Gilded Lily collection- 01

Supply List

Graphic 45 Gilded Lily collection 12x12
Graphic 45 Gilded Lily Journaling Chipboard
Acrylic Gesso
Acrylic Paint
Crackle Paste
Petaloo Flowers
BoBunny Flowers

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

-Jennifer Bumb:Love this great giveaway especially the new collection Cityscapes. Of course all your collections including Staples are so fantastic.

Congratulations, Jennifer! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize pictured below. Thank you so much for taking part this week, G45ers!

 
$40 Cityscapes Prize Pack

Thanks for joining us for this super fun Friday. What amazing projects! Join us next week as we bid fond farewells to our incredible 2015 Design Team. It will be a week of true inspiration and celebration!

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, 2016

The Graphic 45 Monthly Mixed Media Album Series: May Edition

Tati, A Ladies Diary, Mixed Media Album, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1 

It's one of our favorite days here at Graphic 45 - the day we share our Monthly Mixed Media Album series from Tati Scrap and Solange Marques! These beautiful ideas are a wonderful way to close out this great series. We've been so inspired by Tati Scrap's albums and Solange's art journaling pages. Such awesome ideas! 

First, let's take a look at Tati Scrap's gorgeous A Ladies' Diary Mixed Media Album! What a brilliant project full of such beauty and dimension!

"Hello!

Here my last Mixed Media Album for this Design Team period and I wanted to use the amazing “ Ladies Diary” Deluxe Collector for this occasion.

Love the images, the colors...all about this fantastic papers!" ~Tati Scrap

Tati, A Ladies Diary, Mixed Media Album, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

Tati, A Ladies Diary, Mixed Media Album, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

Tati, A Ladies Diary, Mixed Media Album, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Tati, A Ladies Diary, Mixed Media Album, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Tati, A Ladies Diary, Mixed Media Album, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

Tati, A Ladies Diary, Mixed Media Album, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Tati, A Ladies Diary, Mixed Media Album, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Tati, A Ladies Diary, Mixed Media Album, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Tati, A Ladies Diary, Mixed Media Album, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Tati, A Ladies Diary, Mixed Media Album, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Tati, A Ladies Diary, Mixed Media Album, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Tati, A Ladies Diary, Mixed Media Album, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1



Tati, A Ladies Diary, Mixed Media Album, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

Supply List

Ladies Diary-DCE
Mixed Media Album-Ivory
May Arts Ribbons

Now, take a look at Solange's last art journaling pages for this great series. She ends with such an incredible double art journal spread!

"These are my last pages of this art journal series. I loved to create each page, think on each theme, choose the G45 papers and choose which techniques that I could use. My idea was create an ABC art journal inspiration, for each letter I chose a theme that inspire me. This last month of this series is about letter 'K' and the word chosen is  Kids (I love them)! G45 Children's Hour is perfect for this theme. I'll miss of create those pages for this series." ~Solange

Art Journal by Solange Marques using Graphic 45 Children's Hour- 01

Check out How to Create Art Journal Pages by Solange Marques on Snapguide.  

Solange's Snapguide Tutorial


Art Journal by Solange Marques using Graphic 45 Children's Hour- 01


Art Journal by Solange Marques using Graphic 45 Children's Hour- 01


Art Journal by Solange Marques using Graphic 45 Children's Hour- 01


Art Journal by Solange Marques using Graphic 45 Children's Hour- 01


Art Journal by Solange Marques using Graphic 45 Children's Hour- 01


Art Journal by Solange Marques using Graphic 45 Children's Hour- 01


Art Journal by Solange Marques using Graphic 45 Children's Hour- 01


Art Journal by Solange Marques using Graphic 45 Children's Hour- 01


Art Journal by Solange Marques using Graphic 45 Children's Hour- 01


Art Journal by Solange Marques using Graphic 45 Children's Hour- 01

Supply List

Graphic 45 Children’s Hour 12x12
Graphic 45 Children’s Hour Alphabet Sticker
Modeling Paste
Faber Castell Gelatos
Acrylic Gesso
IndigoBlu Stamps
Acrylic Paints

 

Do you know about our blog giveaway this week? Enter to win this incredible $40 prize pack packed full of Cityscapes and our brand new Square Tag Album and Stamped Metal Brad Staples! Think of all the amazing things you can create with this pack! All you have to do to win this prize pack is to comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page. We'll announce a winner here on the blog tomorrow. So, make sure to take part today!


$40 Cityscapes Prize Pack

Thanks so much for joining us for this amazing series. Have you gotten great ideas for our Mixed Media Albums?

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, 2016

Father's Day Ideas & More with Graphic 45!

Father's Day Card A Ladies' Diary-Communique G45 7 

Today, we have a fun idea for Father's Day from Ginny Nemchak and a great storage idea from Belly Lau with a fantastic tutorial! 

First, Ginny shares a brilliant Father's Day card. Masculine cards are tricky, but Ginny shows us how it's done!

"Masculine cards can be a challenge….but why not give them the layers and embellishments you would add to a feminine card?  For this Father’s Day card I mixed up the vintagy golf focal image and layered it in with graphic patterns from Communique and 2 different blues from A Ladies’ Diary.  Masculine inspired chippies and wood sentiment finish it off perfectly!" ~Ginny

Father's Day Card A Ladies' Diary-Communique G45 7

Father's Day Card A Ladies' Diary-Communique G45 7



Father's Day Card A Ladies' Diary-Communique G45 7


Father's Day Card A Ladies' Diary-Communique G45 7


Father's Day Card A Ladies' Diary-Communique G45 7


Father's Day Card A Ladies' Diary-Communique G45 7


Father's Day Card A Ladies' Diary-Communique G45 7

Supply List

Graphic 45 A Ladies’ Diary~Moment in Time
Graphic 45 A Ladies’ Diary~Lasting Impression
Graphic 45 A Ladies’ Diary~Ageless Beauty
Graphic 45 A Ladies’ Diary~A Ladies’ Diary
Graphic 45 A LAdies’ Diary~Stickers
Graphic 45 Communique~Society Page
Graphic 45 Communique~A Fine Specimen
Graphic 45 Staples~ Ornate Metal Keyholes
Graphic 45 Staples~Ornate Metal Label Holder
Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~Chipboard and Wood Embellishments
Really Reasonable Ribbon~Wild Orchid Flowers
Ranger Stickles~Cinnamon
Distress Ink~Black Soot

Now, enjoy this great organization idea from Belly! We love this fun idea for frequently used crafting tools. Awesome project! 

 "Organization is the most hard thing for a crafter, this tool box I used chipboard on top of two Graphic 45 mixed media 5x5 box, which stand beautifully on my table keeping my tools and easily access." ~Belly

Communique Tool Box - Graphic 45 - Communique DCE - Belly Lau - Papercraft Buffet - Tutorial - Photo 1

Check out How to Make Communique Tool Box With Graphic 45 by PL Li on Snapguide.  

Belly's Snapguide Tutorial


Communique Tool Box - Graphic 45 - Communique DCE - Belly Lau - Papercraft Buffet - Tutorial - Photo 1


Communique Tool Box - Graphic 45 - Communique DCE - Belly Lau - Papercraft Buffet - Tutorial - Photo 1


Communique Tool Box - Graphic 45 - Communique DCE - Belly Lau - Papercraft Buffet - Tutorial - Photo 1


Communique Tool Box - Graphic 45 - Communique DCE - Belly Lau - Papercraft Buffet - Tutorial - Photo 1


Communique Tool Box - Graphic 45 - Communique DCE - Belly Lau - Papercraft Buffet - Tutorial - Photo 1


Communique Tool Box - Graphic 45 - Communique DCE - Belly Lau - Papercraft Buffet - Tutorial - Photo 1


Communique Tool Box - Graphic 45 - Communique DCE - Belly Lau - Papercraft Buffet - Tutorial - Photo 1


Communique Tool Box - Graphic 45 - Communique DCE - Belly Lau - Papercraft Buffet - Tutorial - Photo 1


Communique Tool Box - Graphic 45 - Communique DCE - Belly Lau - Papercraft Buffet - Tutorial - Photo 1


Communique Tool Box - Graphic 45 - Communique DCE - Belly Lau - Papercraft Buffet - Tutorial - Photo 1

Supply List

Staples - Mixed Media 5x5 Box Kraft
Staples - Mixed Media 5x5 Box Black
Communique DCE
Staples - Ornate Metal Label Holder
Others
Chipboard
Petaloo Flowers
Paper Flowers
Assorted Beads
Gina’s Designs Eyeglasses Shape

 

Do you know about our blog giveaway this week? Enter to win this incredible $40 prize pack packed full of Cityscapes and our brand new Square Tag Album and Stamped Metal Brad Staples! Think of all the amazing things you can create with this pack! All you have to do to win this prize pack is to comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page. We'll announce a winner here on the blog on Friday! How fun! So, take part today!


$40 Cityscapes Prize Pack

Were you inspired by these ideas today? Big thanks to Ginny and Belly!

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 16, 2016

Kick off the Week with Card Tutorials

World's Fair Inspiration Card, World's Fair, by Danielle Copley, Graphic 45, Snapguide Tutuorial, photo 1 

There's no better way to kick off the week than with card tutorials and a brand new blog contest! You will love the ideas from Danielle Copley and Lori Williams today! Two great ideas and a chance to win! That's a recipe for no Monday blues.

First, Danielle uses World's Fair to make the most stunning card that you can try yourself!

"I am not usually a fan of orange, but I can’t seem to get enough of the fun, colorful and inspirational vibe of World’s Fair! I thought I would make a card, so that when a friend needed a pick me up, I would have the perfect card at the ready. I embraced the orange and even threw on a large orange flower for good measure. I’m in love!

Tip: Sometimes it’s fun and striking to cluster elements in one concentrated area leaving a lot of “white space” on the rest of the card." ~Danielle

World's Fair Inspiration Card, World's Fair, by Danielle Copley, Graphic 45, Snapguide Tutuorial, photo 1

Check out How to Make an Inspirational Card Using Graphic 45 by Danielle Copley on Snapguide.  

Danielle's Snapguide Tutorial


World's Fair Inspiration Card, World's Fair, by Danielle Copley, Graphic 45, Snapguide Tutuorial, photo 1


World's Fair Inspiration Card, World's Fair, by Danielle Copley, Graphic 45, Snapguide Tutuorial, photo 1

Supply List

World’s Fair:
World’s Fair, Balloon Bouquet
World’s Fair 6x6 Pad
World’s Fair Journaling Chipboard
World’s Fair Decorative Chipboard
World’s Fair Tags and Pockets
Paper Flowers
Cardstock- White
Foam Adhesive

Now, how about this stunning Easel card from Lori! We love her great tutorial below as well. Wow, the florals on this are fabulous!

Graphic 45 City Scapes designed by Lori Williams Easel swing card 2

Check out How to Create a Swing Easel Card by Lori Williams on Snapguide.  

Lori's Snapguide Tutorial

Graphic 45 City Scapes designed by Lori Williams Easel swing card 2

Graphic 45 City Scapes designed by Lori Williams Easel swing card 2



Graphic 45 City Scapes designed by Lori Williams Easel swing card 2


Graphic 45 City Scapes designed by Lori Williams Easel swing card 2

Supply List

Graphic 45 
Cityscapes Collection
12 x 12 Paper
Grand Tour
Well Traveled
Global Odyssey
Cityscapes
Crossroad

Chipboard
Decorative Chipboard
Journaling

Ephemera Cards
Other Products Used:
Card stock Black, Red, Green and Kraft
Heartfelt Creations Flower Die
Heartfelt Creations Flower Shaping Kit
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Ink
Distress Ink Tool
Paper Cutter  

It's time to get excited about this incredible $40 prize pack packed full of Cityscapes and our brand new Square Tag Album and Stamped Metal Brad Staples! Think of all the amazing things you can create with this pack? All you have to do to win this prize pack is to comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page. We'll announce a winner here on the blog on Friday! How fun! So, take part today!
$40 Cityscapes Prize Pack
Thanks for joining us for these great card tutorials! Which one will you try?

Happy Cardmaking,

The G45 Family

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

 

 

 

 

 

May 12, 2016

Two Terrific Tag Tutorials

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We think it's a perfect day for some tag tutorials, don't you? Joanne Bain and Robin Shakoor will absolutely WOW you with these magical projects and tutorials! Let's take a look!

First, Joanne shares the best pull-out tag with A Ladies' Diary, and she shows you how to use this great technique as well. How awesome is this? With A Ladies' Diary, this is such an elegant gift for a special someone!

"I love the new range of Graphic 45 tag staples and I thought I would create a pull out tag card with them and incorporate a thanks  ATC sentiment tag as the pull out for the inside of the card. This card was super easy to make and the ATC mini tag even allows space for your own special message." ~Joanne

A Ladies' Diary pull-out tag and tutorial by Joanne #graphic45

Check out How to Create a Pull Out Tag Card by Joanne Bain by Joanne Bain on Snapguide.  

Joanne's Snapguide Tutorial


A Ladies' Diary pull-out tag and tutorial by Joanne #graphic45


A Ladies' Diary pull-out tag and tutorial by Joanne #graphic45


A Ladies' Diary pull-out tag and tutorial by Joanne #graphic45


A Ladies' Diary pull-out tag and tutorial by Joanne #graphic45


A Ladies' Diary pull-out tag and tutorial by Joanne #graphic45

Supply List

4500849 ATC Ivory Tag Staples
#4501274 ATC Ivory Tag - Thanks
#4501282 Square Ivory Tag Staples
#4501252 A Ladies Diary Deluxe Collector’s Edition

Robin shares her love for our Ivory Tags in her beautiful project below! We love these beautiful tags, and she shows you how to create them! How beautiful. We love what she has to say about this:

"My favorite staple is the wonderful collection of ivory tags.  I use them in layouts, altered projects and tag albums.  Today I am sharing a tag duo which features detailed cut images and my favorite medium of liquid pearls.  Liquid pearls are my go-to medium for almost all of the projects I create.  I chose to use this collection as the sentiments are a perfect way to express how I have felt being a part of the 2015-2016 design team.  I can always be myself, create without fear and I am always inspired by each new collection." ~Robin

Be Yourself Tag, World's Fair Collection, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1_edited-1

Check out How to Create Tags With Graphic 45's World's Fair by Robin Shakoor on Snapguide.  

Robin's Snapguide Tutorial


Be Yourself Tag, World's Fair Collection, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1_edited-1


Be Yourself Tag, World's Fair Collection, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1_edited-1


Be Yourself Tag, World's Fair Collection, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1_edited-1


Be Yourself Tag, World's Fair Collection, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1_edited-1


Be Yourself Tag, World's Fair Collection, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1_edited-1

Supply List

4501167 – World’s Fair – World’s Fair
4501170 – World’s Fair – Ticket to Ride
4501168 – World’s Fair – Mind Over Matter
4501169 – World’s Fair – Wonder Works
4501173 – World’s Fair – Inspiration Station
4501174 – World’s Fair – Balloon Bouquet
Large Ivory Tag Album Staples
Other Supplies
Ranger – Distress Ink – Broken Glass
Prima – Flowers  
Viva Décor – Gel Pen – Blue
Craft Supply - Ribbon

We are giving away this $50+ prize pack of Graphic 45 Staples and Stamps with some great Clearsnap goodies. This is such a fun giveaway! All you have to do is comment here on our blog or on Facebook to win. We will announce a winner here on the blog tomorrow, so make sure to enter today!

  $50+ Stamps, Staples and Clearsnap Ink! - 2

Thanks for joining us for great tag tutorials! We hope you enjoy making these beauties. Have a tag-rific 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