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May 30, 2015

Use Graphic 45 Stamps to Create Amazing Projects!

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We love the clever and amazing ways our Design Team uses stamps! Today, we share 2 fabulous tutorials from Rhea Freitag and Andrew Roberts to think outside traditional stamping. Make molds and dimensional projects with your stamps! 

First, we have this Steampunk Spells shrine from Rhea! Let's see how she uses her stamps:

"I knew that I was going to be facing a bit of a challenge when posed to create a stamping tutorial.  Since I am more of a mixed media girl I wanted to try and embrace my style the best I could while successfully completing the assignment.  While I had a few challenges along the way, I am happy with the result.  I made molds from my favorite Stamps from the Steampunk Spells line to create my own coordinating embellishments for this small Matchbook Box shrine.  I hope you are now inspired to look at your stamp stash in an entire new way!" ~Rhea

Learn how to make this Steampunk Spells shrine box by Rhea Freitag! Amazing technique with stamps! #graphic45

Check out How to Make Molds From Rubber Stamps by Rhea Freitag on Snapguide.  

Rhea's Snapguide Tutorial


Learn how to make this Steampunk Spells shrine box by Rhea Freitag! Amazing technique with stamps! #graphic45


What an incredible stamp technique from Rhea! Check out this great tutorial #graphic45


What ana amazing altered Small Matchbook Box from Rhea! #graphic45


Learn how to make this Steampunk Spells shrine box by Rhea Freitag! Amazing technique with stamps! #graphic45

Supply List

Staples: Matchbook Box – Small
Steampunk Spells 8x8 paper
Steampunk Spells Flowers
Steampunk Spells Cling Stamps
Graphic 45 Staples: Antique Metal Door Pull
Graphic 45: Metal Clothespins
Amazing Mold Putty
Paperclay
Gilders paste, copper
Distress Ink: Vintage Photo
Distress Stain: Salty Ocean
A Gilded Life Crown Bezel
Filigree Corners
Box Feet

Next is this fun By the Sea canvas from Andrew using stamps and the joy of embossing! Take it away, Andrew:

"This project was inspired by my love of heat embossing. The By the Sea stamps are a set of fabulous images that are perfect for heat embossing. We are also going in to warmer weather here in Australia and  Graphic 45’ By the Sea collection is perfect for this of time of year.

Tip: Heat embossed Stamped images are great to fussy cut for use as embellishments." ~Andrew

By the sea stamp tutorial project by Andrew! #graphic45

Check out How to Make a Graphic 45 by the Sea Wall Hanging by Andrew Roberts on Snapguide.  

Andrew's Snapguide Tutorial


By the sea stamp tutorial project by Andrew! #graphic45


By the Sea canvas by Andrew Roberts #graphic45


By the sea stamp tutorial project by Andrew! #graphic45


To the Beach stamp canvas by Andrew #graphic45


By the sea stamp tutorial project by Andrew! #graphic45


By the sea stamp tutorial project by Andrew! #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45 / Hampton Art  By the Sea Stamps
Graphic 45 By the Sea 12 x12 Patterned Papers
: Set Sail
Graphic 45 By the Sea 8 x 8 Patterned Paper pad
Chip board
Burnt Orange Cardstock
Cream cardstock
Blue Cardstock
Burlap
Texture paste
stencils
Assorted metal embellishments
glimmer mist
distress stain
embossing powders

What clever ways do you use stamps? To make art journals? Mixed media projects? Dimensional projects like these? We'd love to hear about it in the comments below! Thanks to Rhea and Andrew for sharing their amazing, innovative ideas!

Loving Stamps,

The G45 Family

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

May 28, 2015

Absolutely Alluring Albums with Graphic 45

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Today, we have gorgeous albums to share with you! Nadya Lifa shares a perfect Once Upon a Springtime mini. Then, Yumi Muraeda shares an incredible Artisan Style sketchbook album with a great tutorial! Let's join in the fun.

First, Nadya absolutely wows with this fabric and paper masterpiece album using Once Upon a Springtime. What a revelation!

"This paper collection is a great inspiration! Only the fairies, flowers, magic! How cool these paper parts are combined with lace and ribbons! I made an album on kraft paper, pages in the album - a double. This page allows you to decorate 2 sides - inside and outside and offers space for additional photos. I used the Graphic 45 Precious Memories Ephemera Cards to be able to write a lot of journaling. As such, even a mini-album, it becomes very voluminous and spacious!" ~Nadya

Gorgeous Once Upon a Springtime mini-album by Nadya #graphic45


Gorgeous Once Upon a Springtime mini-album by Nadya #graphic45


Love the fabric details on this Once Upon a Springtime mini-album by Nadya #graphic45


"Head over Heels" page of this gorgeous Once Upon a Springtime mini-album by Nadya #graphic45


"Imagination" page of this Once Upon a Springtime mini album by Nadya #graphic45


"Fairy Sweet" page of this Once Upon a Springtime mini album by Nadya #graphic45


"Boundless Wish" page of this Once Upon a Springtime mini album by Nadya #graphic45


"Dreamer" page of this Once Upon a Springtime mini album by Nadya #graphic45

"Fairy Sweet Dream" page of this Once Upon a Springtime mini album by Nadya #graphic45


"You're Invited" page of this Once Upon a Springtime mini album by Nadya #graphic45


Beautiful flowers and layers on this Once Upon a Springtime mini album by Nadya #graphic45


Look at these gorgeous layered pages in Nadya's Once Upon a Springtime album! #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45  Deluxe Collector's Edition  Once Upon a Springtime Deluxe Collector's Edition
Graphic 45  Graphic 45 Staples  Stamped Metal Brads
Graphic 45  Precious Memories  Precious Memories Ephemera Cards
Lace

Ribbons
Fabric for a cover
Shabby Chic Resin
Chipboard
Flowers
Glue

We love this sketch book idea from Yumi so you can draw and plan your crafting and creative projects. We also love how she used ourKraft Mixed Media Album and many of our collection stamps. What a glorious idea! Make one yourself with her tutorial below.

"This is for Monthly Design Idea Book, so you can draw your inspirations, Idea and Etcetera! Have a fun!" ~Yumi

Amazing Artisan Style sketchbook by Yumi using many Graphic 45 stamps and our Mixed Media Album #graphic45

Check out How to Graphic 45 ARTISAN STYLE SKETCHBOOK by Yumi Muraeda on Snapguide.  

Yumi's Snapguide Tutorial

Yumi used our kraft Mixed Media Album for this awesome sketchbook.

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Amazing Artisan Style sketchbook by Yumi using many Graphic 45 stamps and our Mixed Media Album #graphic45


Amazing Artisan Style sketchbook by Yumi using many Graphic 45 stamps and our Mixed Media Album #graphic45


Amazing Artisan Style sketchbook by Yumi with gorgeous calendar pages #graphic45


The gorgeous August page on Yumi's Artisan Style sketchbook in our Mixed Media album #graphic45


Amazing October page in our Artisan Style sketchbook by Yumi #graphic45


The amazing pages in Yumi's Artisan Style sketchbook using our Mixed Media Album #graphic45


Love the pages in Yumi's Artisan Style Mixed Media Album #graphic45


The back of Yumi's Artisan Style sketchbook Mixed Media Album #graphic45


Love how Yumi used the Artisan Style stamps on her sketchbook #graphic45

 

Supply List

Graphic 45 Mixed Media Album Kraft
Graphic 45 ARTISAN STYLE 8’ Paper Pads
Graphic 45 ARTISAN STYLE  Cling Stamps 1, Cling Stamp 2, Cling Stamp 3
Graphic 45 ARTISAN STYLE Decorative Chipboards Tags
Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Calendar Collection Ephemera Cards
Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Calendar Collection Cling Stamps 3
Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Key Holes
Ranger Archival Ink Coffee, Sepia

Today's the last day to take part in our Steampunk Spells giveaway! Do you want to win? Enter now:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

We are in love with these albums. Thanks to Nadya and Yumi for their gorgeous work. 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

May 27, 2015

Art Journals & Mixed Media with Graphic 45

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Happy Wednesday, G45ers! We have gorgeous projects to share with you today. Annette Green shares an incredible art journal page. Solange Marques has a Home Sweet Home mixed media masterpiece to close out today's blog. These are amazing projects!

First, we have Annette's Botanical Tea art journal page. We loved her process video for this. It will definitely inspire you to try art journaling!

"I’ve been dabbling at art journaling for the past year; trying techniques, experimenting with color and texture, and learning from my mistakes. Like anything new, it’s taking practice and patience, but the important thing is that I am really enjoying it. Once I started to feel more comfortable, I began to envision using Graphic 45’s wonderful imagery from their papers in my pages. So I dove in and gave it a try with one of my all-time favorites, Botanical Tea. While I’m clearly no expert, I did create a YouTube video simply to share my humble process so that perhaps it might inspire you to give it a try as well." ~Annette

Botanical Tea art journal page by Annette. Come see her video about these absolutely gorgeous pages! #graphic45

 

Annette's YouTube Link


Botanical Tea art journal page by Annette. Come see her video about these absolutely gorgeous pages! #graphic45


Gorgeous details on Annette's Botanical Tea art journaling pages #graphic45


Gorgeous birds and texture on Annette's Botanical Tea art journaling pages #graphic45


Brilliant stamping on Annette's Botanical Tea art journaling pages #graphic45


Gorgeous florals on Annette's Botanical Tea art journaling pages #graphic45

Supply List

12 x 12 Botanical Tea:
Signature Page
Hello Friend
Sweet Chamomile
Love Notes
Hampton Art Stamp Sets for Graphic 45:

Botanical Tea cling sets 1 & 3
Artisan Style cling stamp 2 & cling stamp 3
Time To Flourish cling stamp 1 & cling stamp 2
Art Journal: Strathmore Mixed Media 5 ½” x 8”
Other:
White Gesso
Embossing Ink
Clear embossing powder
Glue & Seal
Distress Paints
Distress Markers
Potting Soil Archival Ink Pad

Next, we have this beautiful Mixed Media Box and recipe book mini album by Solange using Home Sweet Home. What a stunning idea for a gift set! We love it!

"I am in love with this collection. When I was creating a Mixed Media Box, I thought that it be perfect with a recipe Book into the box. It Can be a great gift for a special friend." ~Solange

Magnificent mixed media on this Home Sweet Home 8x8 Matchbook Box by Solange! #graphic45


Magnificent mixed media on this Home Sweet Home 8x8 Matchbook Box by Solange! #graphic45


Love the crackle technique on this magnificent mixed media on this Home Sweet Home 8x8 Matchbook Box by Solange! #graphic45


Amazing mini album in this mixed media on this Home Sweet Home 8x8 Matchbook Box by Solange! #graphic45


Awesome fussy cutting on this Home Sweet Home album by Solange! #graphic45


This mini album is gorgeous by Solange! Brilliant layers! #graphic45


G45 Home Sweet Home collection mixed media box and recipe book by Solange Marques #graphic45


Mixed Media Box by Solange using Home Sweet Home! What beautiful texture and layered images #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45 8x8 Matchbook Box
Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home 12x12 papers:
Home Sweet Home, Garden Fresh, Country Life, Granny’s Quilt, Apple Pie, Handmade, Farmers Market, My Sunshine.
Graphic 45 Antique Metal Door Pull
Core’dinations Cardstocks
Crackle Pate
Oil Pastel
Acrylic Paints

Acrylic Gesso

There's still time to enter our Steampunk Spells giveaway this week. Check it out:

 a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks for joining us today, G45ers! Many thanks to Annette and Solange for sharing their incredible work with us.

Happy Papercrafting,

Graphic 45

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

May 24, 2015

Have Mixed Media Fun with Paint this Sunday!

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Our Design Team members are knocking Mixed Media projects out of the park these days! Each and every one is a home run. Today, Yumi Muraeda and Keri Sallee have two projects that will make you want to get your paint and inks out to play with this Sunday. Love these!

First, Yumi shares the gorgeous photography of her nephew with her equally stunning Artisan Style mixed media box turned into an incredibly clever photo stand! We love this idea! Learn how to make one yourself below with Yumi's Snapguide tutorial.

"My nephew Koichi Kitamura (www.koichikitamuraphotography.com),

He is a photographer and he takes many beautiful nature photos.

So I wanted to collaboration with his photo and Graphic 45 ARTISAN STYLE." ~Yumi

Mixed Media Artisan Style photo stand by Yumi Muraeda. Gorgeous! #graphic45

Check out How to G45 ARTISAN STYLE Photo Stand Box”El Dorado” by Yumi Muraeda on Snapguide.  

Yumi's Snapguide Tutorial

Yumi used our black Mixed Media Box Staples to make this awesome project!

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Yumi uses our Black Mixed Media Box to create a beautiful Artisan Style photo stand. Wonderful! #graphic45


Yumi creates a stunning border with the G45 Washi Tape. Love the way she used the deocorative Artisan Style door! #graphic45


Love the lion knocker on this Artisan Style photo stand by Yumi using our black Mixed Media Box! #graphic45


Mixed Media Artisan Style photo stand by Yumi Muraeda. Gorgeous! #graphic45


Mixed Media Artisan Style photo stand by Yumi Muraeda. Gorgeous! #graphic45


Mixed Media Artisan Style photo stand by Yumi Muraeda. Gorgeous! #graphic45


Mixed Media Artisan Style photo stand by Yumi Muraeda #graphic45


Mixed Media Artisan Style photo stand by Yumi Muraeda. She made this using our black Mixed Media Box Staples! #graphic45


Mixed Media Artisan Style photo stand by Yumi Muraeda. Amazing photos as well! #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45 ARTISAN STYLE 6’ Paper Pads
Graphic 45 ARTISAN STYLE  Cling Stamps 1, Stamp 2, Stamp 3
Graphic 45 Lion Head Door Knockers
Graphic 45 Black Mixed Media Box
Graphic 45 Washi Tape
Faber-Castell Gelatos Colors
Black Ink and Clear Embossing Powder
VersaMark Ink and Gold Embossing Powder
Inka-Gold Gold and silver

Next, enjoy this absolutely gorgeous Artisan Style canvas from Keri. Every detail, layers, and embellishment is simply stunning. Love how she used stamping and texture to make this stand-out piece!

"This is one of my favorite G45 projects ever!

It brings together one of my favorite collections, Artisan Style, with my passion for Mixed Media. It has tons of layers and lots of yummy texture using Texture Luxe from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft through a The Crafter’s Workshop Stencil called Tiny Circles." ~Keri

Artisan Style mixed media canvas by Keri Sallee! Amazing layers and paint #graphic45


Artisan Style mixed media canvas by Keri Sallee! Amazing layers and paint #graphic45


Artisan Style mixed media canvas by Keri Sallee! Amazing layers and paint #graphic45


Love the Door Knocker Staple on Keri's Artisan Style Mixed Media canvas #graphic45

Supply List

G45 Artisan Style 12x12 Papers
Decorative Flourish
Craftmanship
This Old House
Patterns of the Past
G45 Artisan Style Decorative Chipboard
G45 Washi Tape
G45 Artisan Style Stamps Style1, Style 2, Style 3
G45 Door Knockers
OTHER:
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Texture Luxe-Pearl
The Crafter’s Workshop Stencil-Tiny Circles
7Gypsies Butterfly Rub-Ons
Tim Holtz for Sizzix-Tattered Florals
Archival Ink by Ranger-Jet Black
Master’s Touch-Canvas Panel
Liquetex Matte Gel Medium

We are so inspired by these projects today. Doesn't it just inspire you to get inky this Sunday? We certainly hope so. Many thanks to Yumi and Keri for sharing with us!

Happy Painting,

The G45 Family

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

May 22, 2015

Talking About Graphic 45 Tags!

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We know our G45ers love making tags! Today, our Design Team will absolutely wow you with their gorgeous tag ideas. Rhea Freitag shares a series of tags, and Ginger Ropp has a mini tutorial you cannot miss with our Graphic 45 Tag Staples. What a fun day! 

First, we have this beautiful Artisan Style tag series from Rhea. See what inspired these gorgeous tags:

"This project was inspired by a recent swap I participated in along with a few of my Graphic 45 team mates.  I wanted to capture the true, Artisan Style, so this collection was perfect for this task.  The black staples tags made for the perfect base.  I chose to round the corners on some of my elements to mimic the shape of the tag.  I love this small detail.  Of course even a simple tag gets a little bit of metal added when I have my way, so I had to include the classic Graphic 45 keyholes and ornate keys." ~Rhea

A gorgeous set of Artisan Style tags by Rhea! Love each and every one #graphic45

Rhea uses our regular Black Tag Album Staples for this gorgeous series of tags!

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Gorgeous florals and riboon on these tags by Rhea using Artisan Style. Love how she used the Metal Keys & Keyhole Staples on each one! #graphic45


What gorgeous colors and layers on this Artisan Style tag by Rhea #graphic45


Amazing Artisan Style tag series by Rhea - so stunning! #graphic45


Love this Artisan Style tag by Rhea using our Metal Staples and Tag Staples! #graphic45

Supply List

Artisan Style 12x12
Artisan Style Ephemera
Artisan Style Stickers
Artisan Style Stamps
Tag Staples black
Keyholes
Ornate Key
Artisan Style Cling Stamp 1
E 6000
Prima Flowers
Perfect Pearls
Ribbon
Grungeboard Flourishes
Dresden Scrap

You will adore this Artisan Style tag mini from Ginger! She even has a wonderful video tutorial to show you how to make this mini album base yourself. What a great idea with our Tag Staples!

  G45 Artisan Style Tag Mini by Ginger! Check out the video tutorial for this great project #graphic45

 

Ginger's YouTube Tutorial


G45 Artisan Style Tag Mini by Ginger! Check out the video tutorial for this great project #graphic45


G45 Artisan Style Tag Mini Closeup

Supply List

Graphic 45 Artisan Style 8x8 Decorative Flourish
Graphic 45 Artisan Style 8x8 Patterns of the Past
Graphic 45 Artisan Style 8x8 Natural Beauty
Graphic 45 Artisan Style 8x8 Creative Ideal
Graphic 45 Artisan Style 6x6 Patterns and Solids
Graphic 45 Artisan Style Chipboard 1 and 2
Graphic 45 Artisan Style Cardstock Alpha Stickers
Graphic 45 Artisan Style Journaling and Ephemera Cards
Graphic 45 Staples Large Tag Album Black
Graphic 45 Staples Regular Tag Album Black
Graphic 45 Staples ATC Tags Ivory
Graphic 45 Staples Metal Keys
Graphic 45 Staples Metal Clothespins
Co’ordination Cardstock Signature Series 12x12 Heritage Kraft

Black Cardstock 8-½ x 11
Prima Flowers
PetaLoo Flowers
Distress Ink Black Soot
Tim Holtz Tassel
Dimensional Foam Adhesive
½ inch circle punch
Anna Griffin Damask Embossing Folder

Now, let's find out who won our blog contest this week! Our randomly chosen winner is....

-Sharon Larson: i have a sweet little dog named MacKenzie and she would like her own mini album made with G45 Raining Cats and Dogs supplies.

Congratulations, Sharon! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim the prize you won pictured below. Thanks to all our G45ers who took part!

Raining Cats & Dogs $35 Prize Pack - 1

Thanks for joining us this fine Friday! Many thanks to Rhea and Ginger for their awesome ideas. Have a wonderful, creative weekend!

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