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December 06, 2016

Great Gift Ideas with Graphic 45!

  Gift Card Holders, St. Nicholas, By Katelyn Grosart, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 13

The holiday season is a time of gifts! What's better than a handmade gift? Today, we have glorious gift ideas from Katelyn Grosart and Magda Cortez. You will love their great idea! First, let's see Katelyn's gorgeous set of gift card holders:

Gift Card Holders, St. Nicholas, By Katelyn Grosart, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 13

"Using the ATC Policy Envelopes in Black I was able to create a fun set of gift cardholders. To decorate the outside of the Policy Envelopes I used leftover pieces from creating a Christmas Card. For the inside piece that holds the gift card, use a piece of black cardstock as well as a piece of patterned paper that coordinates with the outside of the gift cardholder from the St. Nicholas collection.' ~Katelyn


Gift Card Holders, St. Nicholas, By Katelyn Grosart, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 13

 


Gift Card Holders, St. Nicholas, By Katelyn Grosart, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 13

Tip: To decorate smaller projects, use left over scraps.


Gift Card Holders, St. Nicholas, By Katelyn Grosart, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 13

Gift Card Holders, St. Nicholas, By Katelyn Grosart, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 13



Gift Card Holders, St. Nicholas, By Katelyn Grosart, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 13



Gift Card Holders, St. Nicholas, By Katelyn Grosart, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 13


Gift Card Holders, St. Nicholas, By Katelyn Grosart, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 13

Supply List

Left over pieces of paper from St. Nicholas
Staples: Policy Envelopes – ATC Black
Black Cardstock
Black Soot Distress Ink
Blending Tool
Edge Distressor
Foam Squares
Sookwang Tape
Scissors
Cutting knife & Self Healing Mat

The amazing Magda now shares a sweet treat that is perfect to share this holiday season!

Christmas Mason Jar Gift, St. Nicholas, By Magda Cortez, Product By Graphic 45, Photo 04 of 05, Project with Tutorial

"Hello All..!!! Are you ready for Christmas? Today I have a super easy project and you will love it! We all need last minute gifts or maybe give just a detail to somebody.. well let me tell you this is the perfect gift for that special person.. You can use this mason jar as a gift card holder o money holder! YES!! It has a secret compartment inside .. I love the idea.. We just need a toilet paper roll or you can make the tube with paper for a Gift Card, Gifts cards need bigger mason jars.. This is small and the gift card didn’t fit inside the toilet paper..  I hope you like the idea.. I made a snapguide with all the steps!

Happy Holidays * Merry Christmas"

~Magda Cortez

Christmas Mason Jar Gift, St. Nicholas, By Magda Cortez, Product By Graphic 45, Photo 04 of 05, Project with Tutorial

 

Check out How to Create Christmas Mason Jar Gift by Magda Cortez on Snapguide.


Christmas Mason Jar Gift, St. Nicholas, By Magda Cortez, Product By Graphic 45, Photo 04 of 05, Project with Tutorial


Christmas Mason Jar Gift, St. Nicholas, By Magda Cortez, Product By Graphic 45, Photo 04 of 05, Project with Tutorial



Christmas Mason Jar Gift, St. Nicholas, By Magda Cortez, Product By Graphic 45, Photo 04 of 05, Project with Tutorial

Supply List

St. Nicholas 6x6 Paper Pad
St. Nicholas -Bells and Bows 12x12
St. Nicholas Tags
M&M Chocolates
Mason Jar
Ribbons

This week we are giving away an amazing prize pack full of St. Nicholas and Scrapbook Adhesives products! Look at all the wonderful products in this prize pack - wow! All you need to do to win is comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page! We will announce a winner here on the blog on Friday, so make sure to enter today!

St. Nicholas & Scrapbook Adhesives Graphic 45 Prize Pack!

What do you love to give as handmade gifts? We can't wait to read!

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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December 04, 2016

Graphic 45 Presents a Cafe Parisian Recipe Book & Cards Project Sheet!

  Try this Cafe Parisian Recipe Book Project Sheet

Enjoy this free project sheet and make a gorgeous recipe book and set of cards using Cafe Parisian! This is a great gift idea or just a fun project for you! Enjoy creating.

Try this Cafe Parisian Recipe Book Project Sheet

Download our Cafe Parisian Recipe Book Project Sheet

 

Create Cafe Parisian Cards with this Project Sheet!

Download our Cafe Parisian Card Set Project Sheet

Thanks so much for joining us today, G45ers! We hope you enjoy making this great project!

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

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December 03, 2016

Holiday Cards for a Creative Weekend!

  Christmas Pop Up Card-By Magda Cortez-Product by Graphic 45 - Project with tutorial -01 of 10

Happy Saturday, G45ers! Today, we are sharing some wonderful holiday cards from Magda Cortez and Marina BlauKitchen! There are so many great techniques with these cards. You will love them! Let's take a look at Magda's pop-up card first:

Christmas Pop Up Card-By Magda Cortez-Product by Graphic 45 - Project with tutorial -01 of 10

"Hi All.. I’m super excited with the new St. Nicholas Paper Collection!! I love all the details and because I love Christmas this is one of my Christmas Favorite Paper Collections… This time I made a pop up card!!!.. After the craziness of my Madness in Paris Project this is nothing compared but I fall in love with the pop up techniques and I decided to make this Basic Card and show you how easy and spectacular it look….I hope you enjoy!" ~Magda

Christmas Pop Up Card-By Magda Cortez-Product by Graphic 45 - Project with tutorial -01 of 10

 

Magda's YouTube Tutorial


Christmas Pop Up Card-By Magda Cortez-Product by Graphic 45 - Project with tutorial -01 of 10


Christmas Pop Up Card-By Magda Cortez-Product by Graphic 45 - Project with tutorial -01 of 10

Christmas Pop Up Card-By Magda Cortez-Product by Graphic 45 - Project with tutorial -01 of 10

TIP: If you want to add a belt to your card always is better to make the card a little flat and add all the embellishments to the belt..


Christmas Pop Up Card-By Magda Cortez-Product by Graphic 45 - Project with tutorial -01 of 10

TIP: Go out of the box making non traditional Christmas colors to your Christmas Cards..


Christmas Pop Up Card-By Magda Cortez-Product by Graphic 45 - Project with tutorial -01 of 10


Christmas Pop Up Card-By Magda Cortez-Product by Graphic 45 - Project with tutorial -01 of 10


Christmas Pop Up Card-By Magda Cortez-Product by Graphic 45 - Project with tutorial -01 of 10


Christmas Pop Up Card-By Magda Cortez-Product by Graphic 45 - Project with tutorial -01 of 10

Supply List:

St. Nicholas 12x12 Pad - 4501412
St. Nicholas 6x6 Patterns & Solids Pad – 4501409
St. Nicholas Decorative Chipboard – 4501415
St. Nicholas Stickers -
Xyron Sticker Maker
Xyron Mega Runner
Petaloo By Flora Craft
*Pine Pick w/Cones & Berries
*Snow Flakes
*Paper Poinsettia White
Black Cardstock
Wood Snow Flakes from my stash

Marina BlauKitchen made a wonderful holiday card and inside she uses our ATC Alpha Banner Staples so brilliantly! Take a look:

Holiday card St Nicholas Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 4

 "Christmas cards are the best way to make happy someone at Christmas time. They are made with lots of  true love that we send from our heart. They make me so happy and are so beautiful that I hang them all on my Christmas Tree so everybody can see and enjoy them." ~Marina BlauKitchen


Holiday card St Nicholas Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 4


Holiday card St Nicholas Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 4


Holiday card St Nicholas Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 4


Holiday card St Nicholas Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 4


Holiday card St Nicholas Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 4

Tips

Use Alpha Banners to decorate your cards.

Add pockets to insert Christmas tags with  lovely messages.

Holiday card St Nicholas Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 4


Holiday card St Nicholas Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 4

Supply List

4501265 Alphabet Banners – Red ATC
#4501402 St Nicholas Sweet Tooth
#4501401 St Nicholas Be Jolly
#4501407 St Nicholas Season’s Greetings

Thanks for joining us for fabulous and festive cards this weekend! We hope you have a wonderful day, G45ers!

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 

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November 30, 2016

Santa Claus is Coming To Town!

  Christmas Card, St Nicholas, tutorial by Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)

We have two fabulous Santa Claus cards on the blog today! Katelyn Grosart and Maggi Harding do a fabulous job with the cards below. You will love each and every one! Best part, they have tutorials for each of these cards so you can make them yourself! First, let's take a look at Katelyn's card:

Christmas Card, St. Nicholas, Tutorial by Katelyn Grosart, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 7

"St. Nicholas was the perfect jumping off point for creating my Christmas Card. By layering in keys from the staple line, fussy cut images from the St. Nicholas collection and ribbon, I was able to create a beautiful layered Christmas card." ~Katelyn

Christmas Card, St. Nicholas, Tutorial by Katelyn Grosart, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 7

 

Check out How to Create a Christmas Card Using G45 by Katelyn Grosart on Snapguide.


Christmas Card, St. Nicholas, Tutorial by Katelyn Grosart, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 7

Tip: Add Glossy Accents to the berries of the holly bunches in the two corners.

Christmas Card, St. Nicholas, Tutorial by Katelyn Grosart, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 7

Tip:  Add some cream crochet lace trim to the Christmas borders to give them some extra interest.


Christmas Card, St. Nicholas, Tutorial by Katelyn Grosart, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 7

Christmas Card, St. Nicholas, Tutorial by Katelyn Grosart, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 7

Supply List

12x12 St.Nicholas: Bells & Bows, Kris Kringle, Santa’s Workshop, St. Nicholas, Season’s Greetings &
Candy Cane Wishes
12x12 St. Nicholas 12x12 Patterns & Solids Pad
St.Nicholas Ephemera Cards
Staples: Shabby Chic Metal Keys
Petaloo: Crochet Lace Trim: Cream
Black Soot Distress Ink
Blending Tool
Sookwang Tape
Foam Squares
Edge Distressor
Scissors
Black Cardstock

Now, Maggi shows a beautifully layered and decorated card using St. Nicholas. Gorgeous!

Christmas Card, St Nicholas, tutorial by Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)

"Tis the season to be jolly, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la!"  Christmas really isn't very far off, are you ready?  Do you have all you cards made and ready to go?   Haaaa!  Nope not me, I send my cards out on December 24th, and that's if I'm lucky.

We can always hope that we'll get better, right?  So today I have a pretty card for you made from this year's Christmas collection, St. Nicholas and I have a Snapguide tutorial to make this card.  I used bits and pieces from the St Nicholas collection but you can easily substitute for any items that you don't have." ~Maggi


Christmas Card, St Nicholas, tutorial by Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)

 

Check out How to Make a Fabulous Christmas Card! by Maggi HARDING on Snapguide.


Christmas Card, St Nicholas, tutorial by Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)


Christmas Card, St Nicholas, tutorial by Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)


Christmas Card, St Nicholas, tutorial by Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)

Supply List

Graphic 45 St Nicholas Collection 12 x 12:
Bells and Bows 4501398
Be Jolly! 4501401
North Pole 4501400
Candy Cane Wishes 4501405
Season's Greetings 4501407
Banners 4501414
Patterns and Solids 6 x 6 4501409
Ephemera Cards 4501418
Other Supplies:
French Vanilla Bazzill cardstock
Petaloo Anenome x 6
Petaloo Pine Pick w/Cones & Berries
Petaloo Briar Rose Canvas Holiday Mix
RRR Sheer Iridescent Red Ribbon

 

This week we are giving away a great prize pack with Scrapbook Adhesives products and some St. Nicholas goodies! All you have to do is comment here on the blog or on Facebook to enter. Have fun entering, G45ers! We'll announce a winner here on Friday.

Instagram Scrapbook Adhesives blog hop prize

Thanks for joining us for these fun cards! We hope you have a great day, G45ers!

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 

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November 28, 2016

Two Gorgeous Cards + 1 Tutorial with Graphic 45

  Mixed Media Christmas Card, St. Nicholas, by Elena Olinevich, Product by Graphic45, Photo_1

We are in full holiday swing here at Graphic 45! There are amazing holiday cards and techniques on the blog today from Elena Olinevich and Sandy Trefger. Let's take a look at these beautiful creations! First, check out this wonderful card by Elena:

Mixed Media Christmas Card, St. Nicholas, by Elena Olinevich, Product by Graphic45, Photo_1

"Sometimes it’s a good to get out of your comfort zone and to create something that you haven’t used to do before.

I guess creating your own background for such a traditional occasion as Christmas would be something that you can do if you want to make your own unique cards.

I decided to make a mixed media background for my classy card. So I started with a piece of watercolor paper, clear gesso and some mists.  So if you feel that you like more papercraft kind of cards you can skip the process of playing with the colors, and to create a traditional Christmas Card.

I also made a picture of how it can look without the paints.

But what you don’t need to skip is adding the glitter, as it makes your card to look more festive." ~Elena


Mixed Media Christmas Card, St. Nicholas, by Elena Olinevich, Product by Graphic45, Photo_1


Mixed Media Christmas Card, St. Nicholas, by Elena Olinevich, Product by Graphic45, Photo_1


Mixed Media Christmas Card, St. Nicholas, by Elena Olinevich, Product by Graphic45, Photo_1


Mixed Media Christmas Card, St. Nicholas, by Elena Olinevich, Product by Graphic45, Photo_1


Mixed Media Christmas Card, St. Nicholas, by Elena Olinevich, Product by Graphic45, Photo_1


Mixed Media Christmas Card, St. Nicholas, by Elena Olinevich, Product by Graphic45, Photo_1

Supply List

St. Nicholas 8*8 paper pad
St. Nicholas Banners
St. Nicholas Decorative Chipboard
Petaloo flowers
Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L
Spellbinders Die
Golden Cardstock
Prima Marketing Clear Gesso and Color Bloom Sprays

Sandy has a gorgeous project to share with us today! This is a gift in and of itself!

  Christmas Card and Box Envelope, St Nicholas, Off  to the Races, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 002

"Christmas is a wonderful time of the year. I love the reds and greens of the season along with the white of snow when we are lucky enough to have it plus the sparkle of gold.  To make this special Christmas card, I used those colors to inspire me and the beautiful Graphic 45 collections!  I used the lovely patterns of the Off to the Races collection to mat the different layers of the card and then added chipboard  and die cut pieces from the St Nicholas collection along with a gorgeous ribbon bow and floral pieces. I will be hand delivering this card to someone special this holiday season. Happy Crafting!" ~Sandy


Christmas Card and Box Envelope, St Nicholas, Off  to the Races, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 002


Christmas Card and Box Envelope, St Nicholas, Off  to the Races, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 002

 

Sandy's Card Video Tutorial


Christmas Card and Box Envelope, St Nicholas, Off  to the Races, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 002

Tip: When you are running low of Christmas papers or any of the smaller prints from the Graphic 45 Christmas collections, look to the other Graphic 45 collections.  You will find that there are many prints in complimentary colors that will work beautifully for a Christmas card as I did for this one by pulling patterns out of the Off to the Races collection.  All I had to add to give it that Christmas vibe were some chipboard and cardstock die cut pieces from the St. Nicholas collection.


Christmas Card and Box Envelope, St Nicholas, Off  to the Races, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 002


Christmas Card and Box Envelope, St Nicholas, Off  to the Races, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 002


Christmas Card and Box Envelope, St Nicholas, Off  to the Races, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 002

Supply List:

Graphic 45 Off to the Races 12x12 Patterns/Solid Paper
Graphic 45 Off to the Races 8x8 Paper Pad
Graphic 45 St. Nicholas Chipboard 1
Graphic 45 St. Nicholas Cardstock Die Cuts
White Cardstock
Cranberry Cardstock
Shape die for a frame
Merry Christmas word die
Clear embossing stamp pad
Gold embossing powder
Petaloo flowers & clusters
Gold glitter paste
Gold twine
Red 1.5” decorative satin ribbon
Red flat back gems or rhinestones

Now, let's announce last week's blog contest winner! Our randomly chosen winner is....

-Amy Davis Stites: Love the masculine paper! I would make a album for my son with it. The button is cute

Congratulations, Amy! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Thanks so much for entering! Now, take a look at this week's giveaway:

This week we are giving away a great prize pack with Scrapbook Adhesives products and some St. Nicholas goodies! All you have to do is comment here on the blog or on Facebook to enter. Have fun entering, G45ers! We'll announce a winner here on Friday.

Instagram Scrapbook Adhesives blog hop prize

Thanks for joining us for these gorgeous cards and a great new giveaway! We hope you have an awesome 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 

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