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February 20, 2017

Terrific Ideas with Tag Staples!

  Tag Mini Album, Olde Curiosity Shoppe, by Einat Kessler, product Graphic 45, photo 1

Get great ideas with our Tag Staples this Monday! Einat Kessler and Magda Cortez share creative and awesome ideas today using the amazing Olde Curiosity Shoppe (our Deluxe Collector's Edition hits stores very soon!) and Magda has incredible non-traditional Spring tags with wonderful sentiments! Take a look at this great interactive tag album by Einat

Tag Mini Album, Olde Curiosity Shoppe, by Einat Kessler, product Graphic 45, photo 1

"I’ve wanted to create an interactive mini album from these tags from the moment I saw them. But only when Olde Curiosity Shoppe paper collection came back I felt ready. This is the perfect collection for this type of mini album. There are so many images and details to fussy cut into embellishments and interactive mechanisms that fit the tags size exactly." ~Einat

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Tip #1: Use dimensional foam tape to make the images pop out of the page. Cut two or three identical images and layer them with the tape.

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Tag Mini Album, Olde Curiosity Shoppe, by Einat Kessler, product Graphic 45, photo 1

Tag Mini Album, Olde Curiosity Shoppe, by Einat Kessler, product Graphic 45, photo 1

Tip #2: Each G45 has a words page that is great for adding text. Change the order of the words or even the letters to create your own words and quotes.

Tag Mini Album, Olde Curiosity Shoppe, by Einat Kessler, product Graphic 45, photo 1

Tag Mini Album, Olde Curiosity Shoppe, by Einat Kessler, product Graphic 45, photo 1




Tag Mini Album, Olde Curiosity Shoppe, by Einat Kessler, product Graphic 45, photo 1

Supply List

Olde Curiosity Shoppe 12x12 papers
Regular Tag Album Kraft, White, Black

We love these "Friends" and "XOXO" Spring tags from Magda! Check out her great process tutorial video below and make your own: 

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"Hi All.. I want to show you this beautiful tags I did ..  and as I said.. Non Traditional Spring Tags.. why non traditional? Well..  Why always Spring has to be pastels? I love work with black so I decided to make my spring project in black oranges and greens.. also I fussy cut the edges of the Cardstock Die Cut Flowers and I love the dimension they give to the tags.. a lovely seam binding and voila! A Spring Tag.. what to you think.. Traditional pastel or Crazy Magda’s Spring tags?

Have a wonderful day!"

Magda

Non-Conventional Spring Tags Video Tutorial

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Tip: Cut the edges of the flowers to make another beautiful flower and use a button or pearl as a center of the flower!


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Supply List:

Natural Sketchbook 12x12 Paper
Natural Sketchbook Patterns & Solids
Natural Sketchbook Cardstock Die Cuts
Natural Sketchbook Ephimera Cards
Alpha Banner – ATC Kraft
Embellishments from my stash

This week we are giving away an amazing prize pack filled with our retired collection A Proper Gentleman!  Also, it has some great Tag Staples and Stamped Metal Brads. 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!

Proper Gentleman 12x12, 8x8, Staples Graphic 45 Prize

What do you like to create with our Tag Staples? 

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

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

February 18, 2017

Graphic 45 Presents a Cityscapes Tags & Pocket Travel Album Project Sheet

Cityscapes Suitcase Album Project Sheet

 Get to the craft table this weekend! Make this amazing suitcase album using Cityscapes and our Square Tag Album - Red Numbers. It's perfect for travel photos! 

Cityscapes Suitcase Album Project Sheet

Download our Cityscapes Suitcase Album Project Sheet

Get more ideas for this awesome collection over on Pinterest! 

Cityscapes Pinterest Board

Cityscapes Pinterest Board

We hope you try this great printable, step-by-step tutorial! Enjoy creating!

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

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

February 17, 2017

Create Jewelry with Graphic 45!

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Today, we have an extra special blog in store for you. Did you know you can make beautiful jewelry with Graphic 45? The possibilities are endless! Joanne Bain and Katelyn Grosart give stunning jewelry ideas with Graphic 45 Staples, papers, and chipboard. How fun is this? Let's take a look at a breathtaking Steampunk necklace from Joanne:  

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"To create my steampunk pendant I used the larger Graphic 45 Metal Clock Keys as the base and then added other smaller metal cogs and flowers. To create more interest on the pendant I layered in more of the smaller Graphic 45 Ornate Keys and then added some of the screws that normally would screw into the back of the graphic 45 Door Knockers for added interest. Once dry I painted the entire pendant with Finnabair Ancient Coin Metallic Paint, I added some Finnabair Light Patina Metallic Paint highlights and then dry brushed again with Ancient Coin paint." ~Joanne


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Supply List

4500545 Ornate Metal Keys
4501293 Metal Clock Keys
4501028 Antique Brass Door Knockers - Screws only

Who doesn't love a chunky bracelet? Katelyn uses Communique, our Metal Staples, and chipboard to make a stunning statement piece!

Vintage Chunky Bracelet, Communique DCE, Tutorial By Katelyn Grosart, Product By Graphic 45, Photo 1

"Have you ever thought of using your scrapbooking supplies in another craft, such as making jewelry? Some of us were challenged to create a jewelry piece using the Staples and or paper from Graphic 45. So today I’ve created a fabulous Vintage Chunky Bracelet using a variety of Staples and the Communique Deluxe Collectors Edition. You’ll want to read the tutorial below and learn how to recreate your own Vintage Chunky Bracelet at home." ~Katelyn

Check out How to Create a Bracelet Using Graphic 45 Products by Katelyn Grosart on Snapguide.

Vintage Chunky Bracelet, Communique DCE, Tutorial By Katelyn Grosart, Product By Graphic 45, Photo 1

Tip: Mix and match your staples to create different interest on your bracelet.

Tip: When using chipboard pieces, make sure to cover the back of the pieces so that you don’t see raw chipboard.


Vintage Chunky Bracelet, Communique DCE, Tutorial By Katelyn Grosart, Product By Graphic 45, Photo 1

Tip: Add fussy cut paper images to the keyholes, door pull and keys to dress the pieces up.


Vintage Chunky Bracelet, Communique DCE, Tutorial By Katelyn Grosart, Product By Graphic 45, Photo 1

Supply List

Communique Deluxe Collectors Edition
Staples: Metal Brads, Ornate Metal Key Holes, Antique Metal Door Pull, Ornate Metal Keys
Wire Cutters & Pliers
7mm Jump Rings
Bracelet
Eyepins
Clear Bauble Beads
Black Soot Distress Ink/Blending Tool
Sookwang Tape
Glue Dots
Scissors

Now, let's announce this week's blog winner! Our randomly chosen winner is...
 
-Jackie P: Beautiful projects and I am in love with this collection! This prize pack is amazing and would be so excited to win! 
 
Congratulations, Jackie! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Many thanks to all who entered this week!
 
$85 Graphic 45 Prize Pack
Who wants to show off their Graphic 45 by wearing it? We know we do! Try these great ideas for gorgeous statement pieces that are truly one-of-a-kind!
 
Happy Jewelry-Making,
 
The G45 Family
 
Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here

February 14, 2017

Spread LOVE this Valentine's Day!

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 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

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"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.

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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.

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

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

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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!

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"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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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!

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"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

February 13, 2017

Beauty with Nature Sketchbook

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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:

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"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


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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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