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September 02, 2015

Amazing Ideas with An ABC Primer!

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An ABC Primer is the perfect collection for so many projects. School year ideas, sweet childhood memories, heritage projects, and more. Tati Scrap and Maggi Harding share 2 great ideas and tutorials with us today that you are sure to love!

First, Tati Scrap shares her love for our Book Box Staples and An ABC Primer!

"My Favorite Graphic 45 Staples are their boxes...love them!!!

I have chosen for this project the Book Box to make a School mini Homework Station with ABC Primer collection.

Nothing is more chic than have a School Station for kids with this box and papers!!

If you want to make a "Mini office" for your student...you can do it with my tutorial..

Enjoy it!!" ~Tati Scrap

School mini Homework Station by Tati Scrap using An ABC Primer! Try the tutorial #graphic45

Check out How to Create a Homework Station by Tati Scrap on Snapguide.  

Tati Scrap's Snapguide Tutorial


School mini Homework Station by Tati Scrap using An ABC Primer! Try the tutorial #graphic45


School mini Homework Station by Tati Scrap using An ABC Primer! Try the tutorial #graphic45


School mini Homework Station by Tati Scrap using An ABC Primer! Try the tutorial #graphic45


School mini Homework Station by Tati Scrap using An ABC Primer! Try the tutorial #graphic45


School mini Homework Station by Tati Scrap using An ABC Primer! Try the tutorial #graphic45


School mini Homework Station by Tati Scrap using An ABC Primer! Try the tutorial #graphic45

Supply List

ABC Primer Deluxe Collector's Edition
Graphic 45 Book Box
Antique Metal Door Pull
Stamped Metal Brads
A piece of ribbon
2 Pencils
A piece of decorated fabric
Petaloo and Prima flowers
Chipboards

Next, here is a great layout idea and tutorial from Maggi. Take it away:

"Many of our G45ers mentioned that they would like to see layouts featuring more than one photo so today, my layout features 2 photos, one of which is about 2 x 5.5" and the other is 3 x 4 .75".  TIP:   I find that a multipic layout is much easier to do if you print your pictures in a smaller size and, of course, the more photos on a page, the smaller they need to be.  For me, the challenge in a multipic layout is how to have enough space not covered by photos to make a pleasing arrangement of papers and embellishments.

TIPs:  You will find it easier to design layouts with Graphic 45 papers if you select a mix of papers comprised of some papers with the bold patterns that G45 is so well known for and some with the small patterns, typically, the "B" side of the paper.  Often it works best to alternate the bold and small patterns.  Another trick is to break up the design papers with solid cardstock.

I have a Snapguide tutorial for you if you'd like to create a layout similar to this one.  Enjoy!" ~Maggi

Back to School layout, ABC Primer, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45

Check out How to Make a Layout Using 2 Photos-Graphic 45 ABC Primer by Maggi HARDING on Snapguide.  

Maggi's Snapguide Tutorial


Back to School layout, ABC Primer, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45


Back to School layout, ABC Primer, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45


Back to School layout, ABC Primer, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45


Back to School layout, ABC Primer, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45

Supply List

Graphic 45 ABC Primer Deluxe Collector's Edition:
1-2 Buckle my Shoe - flashcards
Jumping Joan - jumping rope
Games and Playtime - blue gingham check
Calico Cut-apart -Cut-apart photo mats
An ABC Primer - ruler & yellow plaid
Games and Playtime - fussy cut
Cardstock stickers
Chipboard
Other supplies:
Creative Embellishments wood veneer school bus
Creative Embellishments Out of this World frame
I Am Roses Daisies
Cardboard or foam tape
Paper trimmer, ink, ruler, adhesive

You can win Home Sweet Home this week by entering our awesome giveaway below! Take part today:

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Thanks for joining for all the fun, G45ers. What will you create with An ABC Primer?

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

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

August 31, 2015

Monthly Layouts and Layout Tutorial with Graphic 45!

July Right Page

There is so much scrapbook inspiration today on the blog. Jane Tregenza shares two heartfelt and beautiful Time to Flourish monthly layouts, and Robin Shakoor has a great tutorial using our new World's Fair! What a way to kick off the week.

First, Jane shares two incredible double layouts. We'll let Jane take it from here:

"July was month of reflection and reassessing just what I am going with my life after hearing the sad news of the passing of Heidi Swapp’s beautiful son Corey.

I came to know Heidi after she stayed with me for a few days when she was teaching in Adelaide in 2013. I had 3 very enjoyable days in her company. We talked about all kinds of things including our families and just our special all our children are to us.

So I was very sad to hear about Corey’s passing.  It was very moving to read Heidi’s tribute to her son and to see the photos she posted. Her comments about why we scrap and how important it is record the everyday events in our lives is so true.   

Corey’s passing reminded me just how precious life is and not to take it for granted. You never know when your time here will be over. Each day needs to count and not just be wasted. At the end of my time I want to be able to say that I made my life count rather than just having flitted it away.

During our life events happen that make us reflect on how we are going and gives us the opportunity to change our ending. It is up to each one of us to make our life the best we can, not in a selfish way - only thinking of our wants and needs, but rather how we can affect and can help those who come into contact with us in a positive way.

One of my daughters is expecting our first Grandchild, and with Corey in mind I decided to do a layout for Leah and Stuart – my daughter and son in law who are expecting their first child.

It is a very exciting time for our family as we watch this little “bump” grow and count down the weeks until our bub is here.  Lots of preparation is going into getting everything ready. I have even been doing some knitting.  I am so grateful to Leah and Stuart for giving us the chance to be grandparents and can’t wait to be able to hold and love our grandchild.  So our family story continues and the next stage in our life is nearly commencing." ~Jane

July Double Layout using Time to Flourish by Jane #graphic45


Left side of the July Double Layout using Time to Flourish by Jane #graphic45


Left close-up of the July Double Layout using Time to Flourish by Jane #graphic45


Right side of the July Double Layout using Time to Flourish by Jane #graphic45


Right close-up of the July Double Layout using Time to Flourish by Jane #graphic45

Supply List

3x G4501041 July Cut Aparts
1x G4501042 July Flourish
2x G4500883 Herbal Infusion
6x Black cardstock
Black photo corners, metal filigree corners, brads from Seriously Scrapbooking

"August is going to be a special month for me.

My Eldest daughter and her partner are getting married after being together for a few years now.  We were very delighted to receive a phone calling telling us of their engagement. The wedding is being held in Sydney so we are all flying there to share in their special day. It is at the end of the month, so I have made the layout for them and will add the photos after the wedding.

I am so grateful for my wonderful sons in Law. After this wedding I will have three of them in my life.  I have four daughters and only one son. So having three more beautiful “sons in law” is just amazing.  Each of their mothers has done an amazing job of bringing them up. They are all so different and come from different walks of life. The one thing they all have in common is that they each love, respect and cherish one of my precious daughters.  I cannot tell you how grateful I am for that. To have your daughters married to men that treat them well, love them and respect them is a real blessing.  To be able to share in their lives and watch them grow closer together is a delight.  For some this is not the case and my heart goes out to any woman in a relationship that is harmful to her and her health. Whether it is domestic violence or mental torment no one should have to face that. Easy to say, but so hard to change. I am so grateful that my girls at this stage in their lives are not facing this trial and hopefully never will." ~Jane

August Double Layout by Jane using Time to Flourish #graphic45


Left side of the August Double Layout using Time to Flourish by Jane #graphic45


Left close-up of the August Double Layout using Time to Flourish by Jane #graphic45


Right side of the August Double Layout using Time to Flourish by Jane #graphic45


Right close-up of the August Double Layout using Time to Flourish by Jane #graphic45

Supply List

 

3x G451043 August Cut Apart
2x G4501044 August Flourish
2x G4500916 Globetrotter
4x Black Cardstock
2x Dark Teal Cardstock
2x Imaginarium Designs Chipboard Corners IDC0002
Black Photo Corners and lace from Seriously Scrapbooking

Now, check out this World's Fair layout and tutorial from the brilliant Robin! Amazing!

"This quick and easy layout is simple to create, yet packs a beautiful punch.  I used a die cutting technique to create a pretty focal point for my page.  Adding a large decorative image really  brings interest to my page design.  Embellishments are easy to create by cutting images directly from the gorgeous designs found on the pages of this collection." ~Robin

Imagination Layout, World's Fair, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45

Check out How to Create a Layout Using Graphic 45's World's Fair by Robin Shakoor on Snapguide.  

Robin's Layout Snapguide Tutorial


Imagination Layout, World's Fair, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45

Imagination Layout, World's Fair, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45

Supply List

 

Graphic 45 – World’s Fair – Flower Power – 4501171
Graphic 45 – World’s Fair – Ticket to Ride – 4501170
Graphic 45 – World’s Fair – Inspiration Station – 4501173
Graphic 45 – World’s Fair – Wonder Works - 4501169
Graphic 45 – World’s Fair – Journaling Chipboard - 4501180
Graphic 45 – World’s Fair – Envision Expo – 4501172
Graphic 45 – World’s Fair –Balloon Bouquet - 4501174
Other Supplies
Anna Griffin – Lace Cards and Embellishments Cartridge
Cricut Die Cutting Machine

Let's see who won last week's blog hop giveaway! Our randomly chosen winner is....

-Judy Bock

Congratulations, Judy! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Thanks to everyone for taking part in our awesome blog hop with Clearsnap!

Didn't win? Don't even worry! We have a new giveaway sure to make you smile! Check out this Home Sweet Home prize pack! Enter now:

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Don't forget to head over to the Paper Crafter's Library blog for extra inspiration from Robin Shakoor. You are going to love this project!

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Thanks for joining us today, G45ers! We hope you have an awesome week. Thanks for kicking it off with us!

Happy Scrapping,

The G45 Family

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

August 29, 2015

The Clearsnap & Graphic 45 Blog Hop: Day 6

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We cannot believe it's the last day of our Blog Hop with Clearsnap! We have had the best time hopping with them and all of Clearsnap and the G45 designers have created the most incredible projects. Have you been pinning the ideas? We certainly have! Today, Tanya Dudkina and Tati Scrap close out the week with a bang!

Clearsnap-Graphic45-Hop

Tanya has the most beautiful cards today using Clearsnap and Precious Memories. We love these cards to send all your loved ones with new babies - boy or girl!

"Hi! Today I want to share with you two sweet baby cards. I just love to add stamped details to my projects, that’s why I decided to make these little circle labels with the help of ClearSnap Colorbox G45 Decaded inks and amazing G45 stamps from Precious memories collection. Hope you like my idea and I’m happy to share a Snapguide how to make this card. Thanks for watching!" ~Tanya

  Precious Memories cards by Tanya using G45 and Clearsnap #graphic45

Check out How to Make a Graphic45 Baby Card by Tanya Dudkina on Snapguide.  

Tanya's Snapguide Card Tutorial


Precious Memories cards by Tanya using G45 and Clearsnap #graphic45


Precious Memories cards by Tanya using G45 and Clearsnap #graphic45


Precious Memories cards by Tanya using G45 and Clearsnap #graphic45

 Supply List

Graphic 45 Precious Memories 8x8 paper pad
Graphic 45 Precious Memories Ephemera Cards
Cling Stamp Graphic 45 Precious Memories 3
ClearSnap Colorbox G45 Decades inks (bon voyage blue and dark cashmere)
Other supplies
Prima marketing doily die
Papersmooches stars die
Magnolia little tag die
Magnolia summer leaves die
Prima Marketing flowers
Glue
Enamel dots

Next, the incredible Tati Scrap shares a gorgeous idea for a notebook using Clearsnap inks. In love!

"Here my Notepad Holder, love this, because you can create a beautiful cover with your favorites Graphic 45 papers and only must to change the notebook when when it is finished!A holder forever!!!

Tip: Do your own notebooks..in this way always you will have the same notebook measurement for your holder." ~Tati Scrap

Tati, Notepad Holder, Clearsnap, Graphic 45


Tati, Notepad Holder, Clearsnap, Graphic 45


Tati, Notepad Holder, Clearsnap, Graphic 45


Tati, Notepad Holder, Clearsnap, Graphic 45


Tati, Notepad Holder, Clearsnap, Graphic 45


Tati, Notepad Holder, Clearsnap, Graphic 45


Tati, Notepad Holder, Clearsnap, Graphic 45

Supply List

Ornate Metal Key Holes
Ornate Metal Label Holder
Cling Stamp G45 Artisan Style 3
Cling Stamp G45 Artisan Style 2
Botanical Tea 8x8 Pad: Spring Duet
Time to Flourish Ephemera Cards
Fashionista Graphic 45 paper
“Antique Moss” Decades Ink pad by Graphic 45 for ColorBox
“Dark Cashmere” Decades Ink pad by Graphic 45 for ColorBox
A notebook
Cotton Fabric
A Pin Button
Paper Flowers

 

Hop on over to the Clearsnap blog to get more inspiration from their fabulous designers. It's going to be a perfect last day!

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You have all weekend to enter our giveaway! We extended the contest so everyone has a chance to enter. Enter to win these goodies today:

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Thanks so much for joining us for this awesome hop! We adore Clearsnap and were so honored to spend this week with them and their incredible products.

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

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

August 21, 2015

Two Terrific Friday Tutorials

Typography Tag Graphic 45 Alternate view Lori Williams

 Today, we have two fabulous tutorials to kick off the weekend fun! Lori Williams has the most incredible tutorial with Typography stamps and Donna Espiritu has a wonderful idea for all your back-to-school needs. It's going to be a great Friday on the blog!

First, Lori has this gorgeous tag and tutorial! We love this:

"Mixed Media is one of those things that I love once I get involved but always seem a little overwhelmed in the beginning.  I don’t know why because it’s really fun to play with texture and color but there are always so many different techniques I want to try and of course you have to choose one at time.  On this tag I adore the texture that I achieved by layers of paper, paint, medium and of course stamps.  Be sure  to watch my Snapguide Tutorial to see how you can achieve a similar background.  

When I was finishing up my tag I wanted to make a ribbon for the top, but I couldn’t find the right ribbon.  I happened to have some of Graphic 45’s Washi tape sitting on my desk in front of me and I keep looking at it thinking…. “ I wish I had some ribbon just like that cause it would blend in perfect.”  Then it hit me, why not make the washi tape into ribbon.  So I layered to pieces together and created my own ribbon/bow that was exactly what I wanted.  I hope you like the finished tag as much as I do." ~Lori

Typography Tag Graphic 45 Alternate view Lori Williams #graphic45

Check out How to Create a Stamped Texture With Graphic 45 by Lori Williams on Snapguide.  

Lori's Snapguide Tutorial

Typography Tag by Lori Williams with great stamp techniques #graphic45


Typography Tag by Lori Williams with great stamp techniques #graphic45


Typography Tag by Lori Williams with great stamp techniques #graphic45

Supply List 

Typography 8 x 8
Create
Inscribe
Journey
Celebrate
Typography Chipboard
Typography Stamps
Graphic 45 Staples:
Washi Tape
Metal Flowers
Metal Brads
Regular Black Tag/Album
Other Products Used:
Petaloo Dahlias Teastain Flowers
Foam Tape
Bronze and Turquoise Golden Paint
Tuxedo Smooch
Light Golden Molding Paste
Distress Ink
Tweezers
Embossing Folder
Plain Chipboard
Scallop Circle Punch

 Now, how about some Back-to-school inspiration from Donna! What a wonderful treat bag using Raining Cats & Dogs!

"I had to research for back to school gifts. I thought of making a small gift bag for my niece who likes to draw and color. If only she lives near I know she will super like this gift for her hobby. I mixed papers from Raining cats and dogs & ABC Primer for this project." ~Donna

Raining Cats & Dogs Back to School treat box by Donna Espiritu #graphic45

Check out How to Make a Back to School Treat Bag by Donna Espiritu on Snapguide.  

Donna's Snapguide Tutorial


Raining Cats & Dogs Back to School treat box by Donna Espiritu #graphic45


Raining Cats & Dogs Back to School treat box by Donna Espiritu #graphic45


Raining Cats & Dogs Back to School treat box by Donna Espiritu #graphic45

Supply List

 

Graphic 45 Raining cats and dogs 12x12 papers
Graphic 45 ABC primer papers
Graphic 45 ABC Primer chipboards
Graphic 45 ABC Primer stickers

Graphic 45 staple - ornate metal brads
Spellbinders Label 40 decorative frames
White or cream cardstock
Colorbox Graphic 45 ink - dark cashmere
Distress ink - tea dye
Colorbox blending tool
Ribbons
Lace
flowers

It's not a fun Friday without a contest winner! Our randomly chosen winner of the $60 Home Sweet Home prize is....

-Deanna Patrick Green

Congratulations, Deanna! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Thanks to everyone who entered this week!

Have a wonderful weekend, G45ers and thanks for joining us today for these great tutorials!

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
  

August 20, 2015

The Monthly Graphic 45 Mixed Media Album & Art Journal

Tati, Wedding Planner, Mixed Media Album, Time to Flourish, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

We are now sharing amazing ideas monthly using our Mixed Media Albums! Our amazing designers Tati Scrap and Solange Marques are sharing incredible and complex ideas each month with our Mixed Media Albums! Tati Scrap shares a whole album with you today. Then, Solange has a great art journaling idea and video tutorial for her beautiful 2-page spread for her Mixed Media Album. Join us for the great ideas!

These are our wonderful Mixed Media Albums Tati Scrap uses today for her album. Solange uses the included pages to create her art journaling pages.

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First, enjoy this great wedding planning Mixed Media Album from Tati Scrap!

"Do you know someone who is getting married?

Help them get organized for their wedding day.... with this Wedding Planner!!

My hope is that you'll be able to truly enjoy the planning process and remember with fondness your special day.

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The perfect wedding will ease your nerves and get you organized with Graphic 45 Mixed Media Album!!" ~Tati Scrap

 

Tati, Wedding Planner, Mixed Media Album, Time to Flourish, Product by Graphic 45


Tati, Wedding Planner, Mixed Media Album, Time to Flourish, Product by Graphic 45


Tati, Wedding Planner, Mixed Media Album, Time to Flourish, Product by Graphic 45


Tati, Wedding Planner, Mixed Media Album, Time to Flourish, Product by Graphic 45


Tati, Wedding Planner, Mixed Media Album, Time to Flourish, Product by Graphic 45


Tati, Wedding Planner, Mixed Media Album, Time to Flourish, Product by Graphic 45


Tati, Wedding Planner, Mixed Media Album, Time to Flourish, Product by Graphic 45


Tati, Wedding Planner, Mixed Media Album, Time to Flourish, Product by Graphic 45


Tati, Wedding Planner, Mixed Media Album, Time to Flourish, Product by Graphic 45


Tati, Wedding Planner, Mixed Media Album, Time to Flourish, Product by Graphic 45


Tati, Wedding Planner, Mixed Media Album, Time to Flourish, Product by Graphic 45


Tati, Wedding Planner, Mixed Media Album, Time to Flourish, Product by Graphic 45


Tati, Wedding Planner, Mixed Media Album, Time to Flourish, Product by Graphic 45


Tati, Wedding Planner, Mixed Media Album, Time to Flourish, Product by Graphic 45


Tati, Wedding Planner, Mixed Media Album, Time to Flourish, Product by Graphic 45


Tati, Wedding Planner, Mixed Media Album, Time to Flourish, Product by Graphic 45


Tati, Wedding Planner, Mixed Media Album, Time to Flourish, Product by Graphic 45


Tati, Wedding Planner, Mixed Media Album, Time to Flourish, Product by Graphic 45


Tati, Wedding Planner, Mixed Media Album, Time to Flourish, Product by Graphic 45


Tati, Wedding Planner, Mixed Media Album, Time to Flourish, Product by Graphic 45

 

Supply List

 

Mixed Media Album-Ivory

Time to Flourish 8x8 Pad

Time to Flourish 6x6 Patterns & Solids Pad

Time to Flourish Banners

Time to Flourish Alphabet Sticker

Time to Flourish Decorative Chipboard

Time to Flourish Calendar 8x8 Pad

Cling Stamp G45 Artisan Style 3

Paper Flowers

Gesso

White Ribbon

A pencil

Post it

Solange has this gorgeous art journaling double page as well. This month's letter is B, so it's so fun how she got inspired:

 

"The time has come to share with you more two pages of my art journal. This month is the turn of the letter B and two things with that letter that inspire me a lot: birds and butterflies, I am completely in love with them.

I used some of Tim Holtz’s techniques to make these art journal pages and I prepared a video tutorial to show how I made them.

I used a collection that has beautiful birds and butterflies, Botanical Tea collection." ~Solange

 

Art journal by Solange Marques using Graphic 45 Botanical Tea collection #graphic45

 

Solange's Art Journal Process Tutorial


Art journal by Solange Marques using Graphic 45 Botanical Tea collection #graphic45


Art journal by Solange Marques using Graphic 45 Botanical Tea collection #graphic45


Art journal by Solange Marques using Graphic 45 Botanical Tea collection #graphic45


Art journal by Solange Marques using Graphic 45 Botanical Tea collection #graphic45

Supply List

 

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Collection 12x12 papers:
Sweet Chamomile, Love Notes, Spring Duet, Botanical Tea.
Kaisercraft Rub ons,  IndigoBlu stamps, spray inks,acrylic paints.

 

Today is the LAST day to enter our Home Sweet Home contest, so enter today! We'll announce our winner tomorrow here on the blog.

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

Thanks for joining us for awesome ideas with our Mixed Media Albums! Many thanks to Tati Scrap and Solange for sharing their brilliant ideas.

 

Happy Papercrafting with our Mixed Media Albums,

 

The G45 Family

 

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