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March 03, 2015

Send Cards this National Craft Month

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Cards are a perfect canvas to tackle if your crafting mojo is feeling low. Also, there is always someone celebrating a birthday, wedding, anniversary, job, baby, or more that would love a handmade card, so that can be a great incentive to create one! Today, we have some gorgeous ideas from Lori Williams and Ginger Ropp. Lori even has a tutorial for her Once Upon a Springtime card!

Lori created this spring-ready card and we are in love! Make it yourself with her Snapguide below!

"This was one of my all-time favorite collections from Graphic 45 and I’m so thrilled to be able to work with it again.  This magical paper was perfect to create a glitter/pearl shaker card and I’ve got a tutorial to show you how to make your own shaker card.  One of my design team members said it looked like the fairies were blowing bubbles and I loved her interpretation, so now when I look at my fairies that is all I see too.  To me it just adds to the magic." ~Lori

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Check out How to Create a Graphic 45 Shaker Card by Lori Williams on Snapguide.  

Lori's Card Snapguide Tutorial


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Secret Garden Shaker Card Lori Williams Graphic 45


Secret Garden Shaker Card Lori Williams Graphic 45

 

Supply List

Graphic 45
12 x 12 Once Upon a Springtime  
Woodland Fantasy

Enchanted Forest
Once Upon A Springtime Cut Apart
Flight of Fancy
Fairy Folk
Tiny Treasures
Pixie Post
Core'dinations/Graphic 45 :Precious Pink
Other Products Used:
Birds and Blooms Heartfelt Die and Stamp
Dew Drops
Foam Tape
Fairy Glitter
Antique Linen Distress Marker
Spun Sugar Distress Marker
Spellbinders Label 17
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Upcycled Packaging
Ruler
X-acto tool

Distress Ink Applicator  

Ginger shares 3 stunning cards using Artisan Style and we love these simple, dynamic cards. Glorious!

"Oh how I love the colors in the new Artisan Style Collection. I used the gorgeous cut aparts to create some really quick cards. I love the rich colors and bold graphics. This collection reminds me of the Art Deco era. Love it!" ~Ginger

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Supply List

Artisan Style 12x12 Creative Ideal
Artisan Style 12x12 Decorative Flourish
Artisan Style 12x12 Natural Beauty
Artisan Style 12x12 This Old House
Core'dinations Cardstock Tuscan Sunset
Core'dinations Cardstcok Blue Lagoon
Graphic 45 Staples Metal Butterflies
Graphic 45 Staples Drawer Pulls
Petaloo Flowers
Recollections Flowers
May Arts Silk Taupe Ribbon
Stampin Up Daffodil Delight Seam Binding
Stampin Up Very Vanilla Cardstock
Dimensional foam adhesive

 Don't forget to enter our Raining Cats & Dogs giveaway this week! Enter below:

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Will you try a card out this week? We'd love to see it! Share them on our Facebook page.

Happy Cardmaking,

Graphic 45

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

 

March 02, 2015

10 Tips to Kick off National Craft Month

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It's the first Monday in March, so let's kick off this party with 10 Tips to get you ready for this National Craft Month! We hope we all carve out more time for crafting this month and live up this fun month. Here are 10 Tips to get you ready to create. Also, stay until the end of the blog for a great giveaway this week!

1. The growing is in the doing. Put aside just a bit of time each day to get into the craft room. Even if you only have 30 minutes, working on your passion and creativity will enrich your day!

 

Get Some Great Ideas on the Cre8time Website!

 

2. Find a mentor! There are so many amazing designers and tutorials out there online and in your local scrapbook store. Choose one, even if you think you can’t accomplish what they create, give it a shot! You’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish!

Follow Graphic 45®'s board Fun Tutorials! on Pinterest.

Graphic 45 Fun Tutorials Pinterest Board

 

3.Try layering beautiful imagery with fussy cutting! Nichola Battilana has an amazing video to give you great tips on how to tackle this technique:

 

 

Nichola's Fussy Cutting Video

 

4. Don’t have many supplies? Challenge yourself to create with one sheet of paper! Here’s a great tutorial from Keri Sallee:

 

 

Keri's 12x12 One-Page Mini album Tutorial

 

5. Don’t feel trapped by using one collection. Mix and match with colors and layers and you may create something amazing!

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Layout by Jane Tregenza using Typography & Bird Song. She is a master of mixing patterns and collections to create a dynamic layout!

 

6. Do you want your craft space to stay more organized? Annette Green has some awesome ideas in her three-video series on how to create an organized, creative space!

 

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7. Remember, there are no mistakes in crafting!

 

8. Worried about what you’re going to do with a project once you create it? Our Design Team will provide some great ideas this month for that very topic, but if you want to create and don’t have the space - give it away! Brighten someone’s day with a handmade gift.

 

9. Give yourself a challenge this March to use your stash! Try a project or a paper pack you’ve been scared to tackle and do it!

 

10. Want more tips? Visit our Graphic 45 Tips Pinterest Board!

Follow Graphic 45®'s board Graphic 45 Tips on Pinterest.

What tips do our amazing G45ers have to share? Comment below with your favorite crafting tips and they may get shared on Facebook this National Craft Month!

Now, we can't have a Monday without a giveaway! This week, you could win this $71 prize pack of Raining Cats & Dogs! Woo hoo, what a great prize pack! Just enter below:

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Thanks for joining us this National Craft Month! There's only more goodies coming your way. Hope these tips help you get back that crafting mojo!

Happy Papercrafting,

Graphic 45

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

 

 

February 20, 2015

A Friday Full of G45 Cards

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Woo hoo, it's Friday! Are you excited for the weekend? We are going to send you off with some gorgeous cards to get you excited for a creative weekend. Miranda Edney and Ginny Nemchak share some absolutely beautiful cards today and you will love them!

Let's announce our winner from this week's Good ol' Sport giveaway! Our randomly chosen winner is...

-Kathleen Dedrick

Congratulations, Kathleen! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Thanks to everyone who took part!

Now, let's get to some beautiful cards! Miranda created this amazing Once Upon a Springtime shadowbox card. It's a magical fairy land. Love this! She even provides a video tutorial so you can make your own.

Check out the video tutorial for this great Once Upon a Springtime shadowbox card by Miranda Edney! #graphic45

 

Miranda's Video Tutorial


This is one stunning shadowbox Once Upon a Springtime card that you can also create with Miranda's video tutorial! #graphic45


The inside of this card is simply stunning. What a precious card to receive in the mail! By: Miranda Edney using G45 Once Upon a Springtime #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45 Papers
Once Upon A Springtime Deluxe Collectors Edition
Graphic 45 Staples
Antique Metal Door Pull
Ornate Metal Keyholes
Ingvild Bolme Resins
Wooden Chandelier
WOC flowers
Ribbon

Next, Ginny Nemchak shares this amazing card using our new Home Sweet Home. Her flowers and layers are always stunning, and this one is no exception. Wow!

"Where thou art, that is home." Home Sweet Home card by Ginny Nemchak #graphic45


Buttons, florals, and more on this gorgeous Home Sweet Home card by Ginny #graphic45


So much beautiful texture on this Home Sweet Home card by Ginny! #graphic45


Check out the cover of this gorgeous Home Sweet Home card by Ginny! #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home~Granny’s Quilt
Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home~Garden Fresh
Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home~Apple Pie
Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home~Country Life
Tim Holtz Distress Ink~Gathered Twigs
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Glittery Photo Corners
Vintage Buttons

Do you live in and around Portland, OR? Below you can get details about a great event next week from Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Conventions on February 27-28, 2015. We sponsored this fun event and everyone gets a swag bag worth $50 that includes G45 goodies! There will be shopping, learning, and cropping - so join in the fun!

Check Out More Details Here!

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Thanks for joining us today, we hope you had fun getting card inspiration. Thanks to Miranda and Ginny for sharing their awesome ideas! Have a wonderful, crafty weekend.

Your Pals in Paper,

Graphic 45

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

February 12, 2015

Hugs & Kisses from Graphic 45

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Welcome to the blog this Thursday, G45ers! We're so glad you joined us. We have some great ideas for some last-minute Valentine's Day projects. Romy Veul and Yumi Muraeda share some beauties before the big day. We are sharing big hugs and kisses today on the blog!

First, we have this beautiful card from Romy using Once Upon a Springtime with a great Valentine's sentiment. We love the way she uses layering and fussy cutting to create so much dimension and interest on this card. Love how she used liquid pearls as well!

"Once Upon a Springtime is certainly my most favourite Graphic 45 collection ever. This collection is truly magical, whimsical and absolutely gorgeous. I was, thus, really excited to see this collection being rereleased and had lots of fun making this card with it. I did lots of fussy cutting and arranged all fussy cut elements to create this card." ~Romy

 

Hugs & Kisses from Graphic 45! Card by Romy using Once Upon a Springtime. Perfect for Valentine's Day!

Layering, flowers, and fairies. This card by Romy has it all using Graphic 45 Once Upon a Springtime!

Supply list:

Once Upon a Springtime Deluxe Collector's Edition

Times Nouveau - Deluxe Collector's Edition (chipboard clock)

 

Next, we have this super fun card using Time to Flourish and Petaloo flowers with 3D messages inside by Yumi! Try making one yourself with Yumi's Snapguide below!

 

"When you open the box, Cute 3D-message in to your hart! Enjoy !" ~Yumi

 

Make this "Be Mine" card with a Snapguide tutorial from Yumi! Using Graphic 45 Time to Flourish

 

Check out How to Time to Flourish Valentine Box-Card “XOXO” by Yumi Muraeda on Snapguide.  

 

Yumi's Snapguide Tutorial


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Time to Flourish Valentine Box-Card “XOXO”1


Time to Flourish Valentine Box-Card “XOXO”1


Surprise your Valentine with this great Time to Flourish project! By Yumi using Graphic 45


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Time to Flourish Valentine Box-Card “XOXO”1


Time to Flourish Valentine Box-Card “XOXO”1


Time to Flourish Valentine Box-Card “XOXO”1


Time to Flourish Valentine Box-Card “XOXO”1


Time to Flourish Valentine Box-Card “XOXO”1


Time to Flourish Valentine Box-Card “XOXO”1


Time to Flourish Valentine Box-Card “XOXO”1

 

 

Supply List

 

Graphic45  Time to Flourish February from 8’ and 12’ pad

 Graphic45  Time to Flourish Cling Stamps

 Graphic45  Time to Flourish Cardstock tag & Pockets

 Graphic45  Time to Flourish Cardstock Flowers

 Graphic45  Time to Flourish Cardstock Banners

 White Polkadots paper from Graphic45 Times Nouveau

Petaloo Spring Darjeeling Collection

 Petaloo Spring Botanical Collection

Any Black Paper

 Color Brads

Pink Chevron Ribbon

 Pearls and Pink Line Stones

 Ranger Perfect Pearls

 Tim Holtz Industrious Stickers Arrow

Paper Source Valentine Mini- Clothespins

 

Don't forget that today is the last day to enter our Valentine's giveaway! We will announce a winner tomorrow here on the blog. Take part now:

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Thanks for joining us today. And thanks to Romy and Yumi for sharing their lovely ideas.

Happy Papercrafting,

Graphic 45

 

 

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

February 11, 2015

Personalize your Projects with Artisan Style

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Our new collections are arriving in stores as we type, and we cannot wait to share more fabulous projects with these new collections. Today, we will celebrate our new Artisan Style collection. You will see a fabulous card tutorial from Annette Green, and a beautiful altered art piece by the amazing Miranda Edney. Grab a cup of tea or coffee, and join us for some Artisan Style inspiration!

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First, enjoy this gorgeous Artisan Style birthday card and tutorial from the magnificent Annette!

"I love the Artisan Style collection for its bold color combinations and beautiful graphic imagery. The more black a collection includes, the more I seem drawn to it. The contrast is what makes it so dramatic! The Craftsmanship page in this collection is full of alpha letters which I find myself cutting out to make my own personalized sentiments rather than trying to find the perfect stamp set. And it all ties together perfectly this way. To help the letters stand out more, I used a Stabilo black watercolor pencil to outline, then softened the lines with a watery paint brush for a smoky shadow effect. I love to do this in my art journal too!" ~Annette

Artisan Style Graphic 45 card by Annette Green. Learn how to add depth to your text on your cards with a great Snapguide Tutorial!

Check out How to Create a Dramatic Card With Block Letters by Annette Green on Snapguide.  

Annette's Snapguide Tutorial


Happy birthday card from Annette using Graphic 45 Artisan Style! Click to see tutorial


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Supply List

12 x 12 Artisan Style Collection
Decorative Flourish
Natural Beauty
This Old House
Craftsmanship
Attention to Detail
Core’dinations Signature Series Black Cardstock
Petaloo Forget-Me-Nots, Antique Peach  #1837-051
Petaloo Crochet Lace Fancy Trim, Spice  #1482-317
May Arts 1.5” wide black & ivory striped ribbon, RG10
Black ink for inking edges
Black Stabilo pencil
Paint brush and water

Next, enjoy this gorgeous altered letter from the amazing Miranda! This is so gorgeous and the pieces she uses from the paper just perfectly complete this gorgeous altered "C".

A beautiful altered letter from the amazing Miranda using Graphic 45 Artisan Style - Wow!


Dragonflies, flowers, and butterflies grace this gorgeous altered Artisan Style letter by Miranda Edney


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Supply List

 

Graphic 45 Papers
Artisan Style-Craftsmanship
Artisan Style-Attention to Detail
Artisan Style-Creative Ideal
Graphic 45 Staples
Metal Butterflies
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keys
Ivory Tag Album
Black Soot Ink
Foam Dots
Glue

Make sure to take part in our Valentine's giveaway this week. We will announce the winner here on the blog on Friday. Take part here:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Are you excited about using Artisan Style? We cannot wait to see what you create!

Your Pals in Paper,

Graphic 45

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