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October 24, 2014

Two Tutorials for Halloween!

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Happy Friday, G45ers! Who's ready for Halloween? Are you getting your costumes together and the candy purchased? We have two amazing ideas today from Annette Green and Katie Zoey Ho for this fun holiday! They even provide tutorials so you can try them yourself.

Did you win this week's blog contest? Let's find out! Our randomly chosen winner is....

-Gina Marcel Hebert: I have become a serious G45 addict! God, I hope there is no cure! LOL

Congratulations, Gina! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your Come Away with Me prize pictured below. Thanks for everyone taking part this week. Join us next week for another blog giveaway - so fun!

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Let's start with Annette's amazing Mixed Media Box with a mini inside using An Eerie Tale! How amazing!

"I am in LOVE with the new Graphic 45 Mixed Media Boxes. Just the right size to create a fun project in one afternoon! I can’t seem to get enough of Halloween (it’s such a fun time of year) so I created this Eerie Tale Mixed Media box and mini album. Since our whole family dresses up every year, I’ll have plenty of photos to add to my mini, and the box will serve as a great seasonal decoration too."~Annette

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Check out How to Create a Halloween Mixed Media Box With Mini Album by Annette Green on Snapguide.  

Annette's An Eerie Tale Snapguide Tutorial


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Supply List

Graphic 45:
An Eerie Tale 8 x 8 paper collection
1 sheet of 12 x 12 “Run and Hide” (An Eerie Tale) for fussy cuts
An Eerie Tale Cardstock Stickers
5” x 5” Black Mixed Media Box
Metal label pull
Ornate metal key
Other:
Core-dinations Signature Series Cardstock for Graphic 45
Frog Prince charm
Chandelier charm
Hourglass charm
Petaloo flowers and leaves
Antique brass book ring
Die cuts and Cricut cuts

This is the most incredibly fun set of gift bags and cards from the brilliant Katie using Steampunk Spells! She provides a tutorial so you can make your own as well! Love these.

"Walk into a graveyard of tombs and meet great tomb-masters Miss Ima Fraid, Dr. Dreadful, Mr. Seymour Bones & Madame Macabre in this Halloween Tomb Party!!! Happening this 31st October...

Specially created for this Halloween Tomb Party, each tomb gift bag comes with an assigned tomb-master and coordinating card which can be used as an invitation. Invitees will be assigned accordingly to their respective tomb-master based on which invitation they’ve received… I’ve created templates for these tombs as well as a Snapguide Tutorial in how to create this gift set. Hope this will give you some ideas for this Halloween. Have fun crafting!!!" ~Katie

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Check out How to Make Tomb Party Gift Set by Katie Z. on Snapguide.  

Katie's Snapguide Tutorial


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Supply List

An Eerie Tale Papers (Captivating Characters, Run & Hide, Gone Batty)
An Eerie Tale 6” x 6” Patterns & Solids
An Eerie Tale Stickers
Steampunk Spells Papers (Clockworks)
Steampunk Spells 6” X 6” Patterns & Solids
Steampunk Spells Stickers
Steampunk Spells Cling Stamps 1 & 2
Core’dinations Signature Series Graphic 45 Dark (Photogenic)
Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Label Holders
Handmade Skeleton Hands & Crosses
Tim Holtz Alphas
Dried Reindeer Moss
Tissue Papers

We can't wait for Halloween! These projects got us even more in the mood for this fun holiday. Have a great weekend and we hope you'll have time to give these great tutorials a try!

Happy Papercrafting,

Graphic 45

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

October 23, 2014

Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Unique Inspiration from Graphic 45

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We have amazing ideas on the blog today. Laura Denison, Solange Marques, and Yumi Muraeda will leave you with incredible inspiration today. As many of you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Laura creates a meaningful and wonderful creation for this important month. Then, Solange and Yumi create beauties that will draw you to the craft table this Thursday.

Don't forget our $35 Come Away with Me giveaway this week! All you have to do is comment here on the blog or on Facebook page to win. We will announce the winner here on the blog tomorrow, Friday, October 24, 2014. So fun!

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Now, we have an incredibly meaningful creation from our amazing G45 Ambassador, Laura Denison. Read below to see the inspiration behind this gorgeous project. You could even win this project by donating to the Susan G Komen site Laura set up!

"October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Many of you have been directly touched by Breast cancer, either yourself, a family member or a close friend. This year, I decided to create a new project to honor those who have been touched by this disease.

I have always loved fairy tales. One of my favorites was The Princess and The Pea. This project, Pink Princess and the Pea, is a stack of 6 mattress boxes in a canopy bed frame. Each mattress box contains a “Tag-olio” to hold photos and journaling. This project seems to “fit” with the encouragement of self exams. The pea represents the lump some have found during a self exam. I can only image the panic of discovering that lump in your breast.

I have set a up a donation website through Susan G Komen Passionately Pink for a Cure program. who makes a donation on that webpage will be entered into a drawing to win the original project shown or one of 3 kits to make your own Pink Princess and the Pea. Thank you beyond measure to all who are willing to donate. 100% of the donations on this website go to the Susan G Komen Foundation, a leader in the charge against Breast Cancer. Through this site, you will receive a receipt for your donation and information about how your money aids in the fight against Breast Cancer. (The site is secure and no money passes through any one person’s hands.)

A huge thank you to Graphic 45 for posting this here on there blog!" ~Laura

Link to Laura's Breast Cancer Donation Site

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Supply List:

Graphic 45 Paper Collections
Come Away with Me
Botanical Tea
Time to Celebrate
Sweet Sentiments
Graphic 45 6 x 6 pads
Botanical Tea
Time to Celebrate
Secret Garden
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Stickers
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Tags and Pockets
Graphic 45 Staples Large Tags
Petaloo Flowers

Next, we have this stunning layout by the incredible Solange. We love her inspiration for this layout and the incredible result when she tried out this amazing idea from Pinterest.

"I love Pinterest, it's a great source of inspiration. When I found this image on Pinterest I pinned it immediately on my inspiration board. I am in love for butterflies and I fulled my canvas with them.

I used Botanical Tea collection to made this mixed media canvas that I called of 'Blue Butterflies.'"

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Supply List

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea patterned paper Botanical Tea
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea patterned paper Spring Duet
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea patterned paper Sweet Chamomile
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Cling Stamps 1
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Cling Stamps 2
Others: Acrylic gesso, Crackle Paste, Spray inks, ceramic stucco.

Now, we have the most beautiful Come Away with Me travel bag mini album by Yumi. She even shows you how to make your own! Amazing!

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Yumi's Come Away with Me Travel Bag Tutorial Video


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Supply list

Graphic 45 Come Away With Me 12’
1 Globetrotter
1 Pleasure Trip
1 Travel Odyssey
Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Key Holes
3L Creative photo conners

Wow, what a wonderful day here on the blog. Did Laura's creation touch your heart? Did Solange and Yumi leave you inspired? Please comment below to share your thoughts on today's inspiration!

Your Friends,

Graphic 45

 

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

October 22, 2014

Great Ideas for Halloween with Graphic 45

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Halloween is around the corner! My goodness, October flies fast. We hope it's been filled with fun, pumpkins, and delicious treats. Today, our designers have treats in store for you! We have inspiration for Halloween, cardmaking, and autumn home decor! Ginny Nemchak, Lori Williams, and Tati Scrap will make you want to run to the craft room this Wednesday!

First, we have this beautiful ATC wreath from the amazing Ginny. Her use of ribbon and our new black Artist Trading tags create the most amazing look for Halloween! We adore this An Eerie Tale project.

 

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Love Ginny's individual ATCs! This wreath is just covered with one-of-a-kind creations!


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Supply List

Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale~ Enchantment
Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale~Wicked Whimsey
Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale~You Bewitch Me
Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale~Fanciful Fable
Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale~Tags and Pockets
Graphic 45~An Eerie Tale Stickers
Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale~Decorative Chipboard
Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale~Journaling Chipboard
Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells~Chipboard 1
Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells~Tags and Pockets
Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells~Tick-Tock
Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells~ Beware
Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs~Pitter Patter
Graphic 45 Staples~Artist Trading Tags
Graphic 45 Staples~Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key Holes
Graphic 45 Times Nouveau Polka Dots
Petaloo Flowers
Rhinestone Ribbon
Felt Doilies
Striped Ribbon
Really Reasonable Ribbon Mulberry Flowers
Black and White Twine
Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Ink

We adore this gorgeous An Eerie Tale card from Lori! Take it away, Lori:

"Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and nobody pulls off vintage Halloween like Graphic 45. The Eerie Tale collection is beautifully creepy...and I adore using it. I framed the wicked old witch chatting with the enchanted tree on the front with some of the coordinating chipboard and added layers and layers with lots of foam tape. I’m not sure who will be the lucky or should I say unlucky recipient of this eerie card."~Lori

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Supply List

12 x 12 Eerie Tale
Fanciful Fable
Unsolved Mystery
Enchantment
Grand Illusion
Eerie Tale Chipboard 1
Eerie Tale Flowers
Eerie Tale Chipboard 2
Other Products Used:
May Arts Ribbon
Foam Tape

We this this wall hanging by Tati Scrap using An Eerie Tale is such a beautiful way to use this collection. We love the lighter, autumn colors. What a perfect addition to your home - Tati even has a Snapguide tutorial so you can try your own!

“I have made wall hang to give  the welcome of the Autumn to my home”~Tati Scrap

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Check out How to Create Autumn Home Decor by Tati Scrap on Snapguide.  

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Supply List:

An Eerie Tale 8x8 papers:
You Bewitch Me

Magic Spell

An Eerie Tale Flowers

An Eerie Tale Decorative Chipboard

An Eerie Tale Alphabet Stickers

An Eerie Tale Banners

Stamped Metal Brads

A piece of Chipboard
A piece of ribbon
Window die for Sizzix
Butterflies from Botanicabella collection Graphic45 Paper

Wow, this gets us in the Halloween mood! Do you love these projects? Many thanks to Ginny, Lori, and Tati Scrap! Have a wonderful Wednesday, G45ers!

Happy Papercrafting,

Graphic 45

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

October 21, 2014

Two Tutorials to Make Memories with Mother Goose

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Have you used the beautiful Mother Goose? Today, Nadya Lifa and Romy Veul show you brilliant ideas to wow with this amazing collection. Mother Goose is perfect for kids' projects with vibrant colors, our Design Team shows you how to wow with this beautiful set. 

Do you share your designs on our Facebook page? We love when you share your creations with us. It makes our day! Today, we want to show you this wonderful Mother Goose gift bag that fits in perfectly with the theme of the blog today! This is a great idea from Karien van der Westhuizen‎. What a perfect idea for a friend who is having a baby soon!

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Let's get to more Mother Goose inspiration! Nadya has this stunning Mother Goose backpack and mini album that she created with inspiration for Back to School. This is an amazing project that she provides a tutorial for! Love this. 

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Check out How to Create a School Backpack Album With G45 Collection by Nadya Tana Lifa on Snapguide.  

Nadya's Snapguide Tutorial


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Supply List

Graphic 45 Mother Goose 12x12 Pad
Graphic 45 Mother Goose 8x8 Pad
Graphic 45 Mother Goose 6x6 Patterns & Solids Pad
Graphic 45 Mother Goose Banners
Graphic 45 Mother Goose Tags & Pockets
Graphic 45 Mother Goose Flowers
Graphic 45 Mother Goose Chipboard Die-cuts 2
Graphic 45 Mother Goose Stickers
Graphic 45 Mother Goose Alphabet Stickers
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Petaloo Flowers
Ranger Glossy Accent
Fabric
Glue

Next, we have this beautiful Mother Goose card made with just 5 supplies! Romy shows you how. Take it away, Romy!

"One of the things I love about Graphic 45’s paper pads is the fact that they allow you to make a card or a mini album without having to buy many other items from the same collection. The paper pad is actually all you need to make something pretty. I used the Mother Goose 8x8 Pad to make this card and included 4 other items as well. I still have quite a lot of all these items left over, so this short supply list would be enough to make at least 5-6 cards like the one I made." ~Romy

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Romy's Mother Goose Card Tutorial

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Step 1:

Trim a piece of white cardstock at 4.5 x 11” and fold it. Cut out three rectangles from three different sheets of the 8x8 paper pad. Ink the edges and layer them on top of the white cardstock card base.

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Step 2:

Take one of the cardstock die-cuts and attach it in the middle of the card.

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Step 3:

Cut out a card from the “Little Boy Blue” sheet in the 8x8 paper pad. Ink the edges and stick it in the middle of the card.

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Step 4:

Cut out a couple of flowers from the Ring Around The Rosies sheet and adhere them onto the card with foamtape. Also add two chipboard stars. Then cut out four small stars from the “Little Boy Blue” paper and position them in the corners of the card.

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Step 5:

Adhere a chipboard die-cut in the middle of the card with foamtape. Cut out two more red flowers and attach them in the corners of the chipboard die-cut.

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Step 6:

Finally, cut out the baby crib from the 8x8 “Little Boy Blue” paper and attach it below the chipboard title. Further decorate the card with a few more fussy cut flowers.

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Supply List:

Mother Goose 8x8 Pad
Mother Goose Ring Around The Rosies
Mother Goose Little Boy Blue
Mother Goose Tags & Pockets
Mother Goose Chipboard Die-Cuts 1

Thank you for joining us today, G45ers. What have you created with Mother Goose? We can't wait to see your creations!

Happy Papercrafting,

Graphic 45

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

October 20, 2014

Boo-tiful Projects for Halloween + 1 Autumn Tutorial!

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Happy Monday, G45ers! How are you this fine day? We have some exciting autumn projects for you to inspire your week. We know this is a fun time to fill your home with handmade treasures, so we have great ideas for you today from Donna Espiritu and Nichola Battilana. Nichola has a great tutorial to share as well. How fun!

How about a new contest today? We have this wonderful Come Away with Me prize pack worth $35 for you to win this week. All you have to do is comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to win! So fun!

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First, enjoy this boo-tiful piece of home decor by Donna using An Eerie Tale! Amazing!

"Simple halloween paper decor you can whip up in just minutes. I played around embellishing the word BOO using cutouts from a paper from An Eerie Tale. I made the stand out of thick folded strip of paper and adhered the word BOO on a piece of banner style background.Nice piece to add to your Halloween decors." ~Donna

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Supply List:
Graphic An Eerie Tale 45 8x8, 12x12 papers
Georgia Pacific cardstock (A4) - "Boo"
Stickles
Beacon Adhesives (glue)
Thermo-web adhesives (foam tape, dots)

Next, we have this beautiful door sign and tutorial from Nichola. She shows you how to use an assortment of Graphic 45 collections to make a stunning piece!

"I’ve used two different Graphic 45 collections for my fall “Welcome” door signs, Couture and 12 Day’s of Christmas. I really wanted to demonstrate the vercitility of Graphic 45’s designs and colour pallet and encourage you to think outside the box. Do not be bound by the ‘theme’ of a paper line! Don’t be afraid to pull out that Christmas paper in August." ~Nichola

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Here’s the process that I used to create my sign. Give it a try and add your own flair and style!

Step 1: Grab a suitable sign base and a background paper. I’ve used an inexpencive blank wooden frame and chosen 12 Days of Christmas Pear Tree as my background.

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Step 2: Using THIS simple crackle paint technique, I prepare my base and affix the paper to the frame. HINT: Coordinate the background paint to the main colour in the paper you are using.

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Step 3: Create this funny folded loop shape with a length of ribbon, holding it in place with small dabs of hot glue (or score tape). Make a second that is a mirrored image of this.

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Step 4: Apply the folded ribbon, along with two lengths for ‘tails’ to the front centre of your sign. This gives the illusion of a bow without the bulk of knots.

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Step 5: The ribbon ends will now be concealed by a large tag from 12 Days of Christmas Chipboard Die-cuts 2. You can add a focal piece atop on the diecut. Here I’ve added an ornate door handle.

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Step 6: Begin the embellishing! I’ve used 12 Days of Christmas Flowers to create some dimention and texture with some pretty blooms. HERE is a snapguide explaining how I assemble my flowers.

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Step 7: When my main flowers and embellishments are in place, I situate the “Welcome” scroll just where I want it.

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Step 8: With that in place I add my final embellishments, adding leaves, baubles and flowers from Petaloo.

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Step 9: I complete the piece with a length of jute twine affixed to the back for hanging.

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And here are the results using the same tutorial, but this time with the Couture collection:

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Supply List

For 12 Day’s of Christmas sign:

12 Day’s of Christmas Pear Tree
12 Days of Christmas Chipboard Die-cuts 2
12 Days of Christmas Flowers
For Couture sign:

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Couture Chipboard 1
Couture Flowers

Graphic 45 Staples door knob

Blank sign base
Acrylic paint
White school glue
Ribbon
Jute twine
Assorted Petaloo blooms

 

What great ideas from Donna and Nichola! Thanks for joining us this Monday, and we hope you have a creative week ahead!

 

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