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September 01, 2014

A Layout-Filled Labor Day

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Happy Labor Day to our G45ers celebrating today! We are sharing wonderful layouts today. Andrew Roberts and Annette Green have created some amazing layouts that will make your Monday.

There's also a new blog contest this week! Want to win a Good ol' Sport $35 prize pack? Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page and you could be our randomly chosen winner. We will announce that winner on Friday, September 5 here on the blog. Have fun!

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Andrew shows us how much character, fun, and amazing layering a pocket scrapbooking layout can be! His kids are the cutest, and we love this layout.

"The inspiration for this pocket scrapping was the masculine nature of the good ol sport collection. It works so well with any masculine project and the wonderful coordinated elements in every collection lend themselves perfectly to the pocket scrapping style.

TIP: Graphic 45 chipboard elements make great pockets and use the sticker tags and cut apart papers to create photo mounts and journalling spots." ~Andrew

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Check out How to Create a Graphic 45 Good Ol Sport Pocket Page by Andrew Roberts on Snapguide.  

Andrew's Snapguide Tutorial


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Supply List

Graphic 45 Good Ol Sport 6 x 6 Patterns and Solids
Graphic 45 Good Ol Sport 8 x 8 patterned paper pad
Graphic 45 Good Ol Sport Tags and Pockets
Graphic 45 Good Ol Sport  Banners
Graphic 45 Good Ol Sport Alphabet Cardstock Stickers
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Graphic 45 Good Ol Sport 12 x 12 patterned papers
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: Champion
Burnt Orange Cardstock
Navy Blue Cardstock
Green Cardstock
Tim Holtz Chipped Sapphire Distress ink
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Annette has the most beautiful dog that we all love here at Graphic 45 - the beautiful Suki! Annette shares her fur baby on this awesome Raining Cats & Dogs layout.

"I was beyond thrilled when I saw the Raining Cats & Dogs collection! A big dog-lover, it made me so happy and I couldn’t wait to get started on some projects. I often create layouts of our sweet Sheltie, Suki, so that’s exactly what I did first. I think of Suki as a member of the family, and I also happen to think she’s the most beautiful dog on the planet, so I love taking photos of her and sharing them. I also send thank-you cards to the staff where Suki stays when we go out of town with a photo of her included. They seem to enjoy getting the cards, so you can imagine how they’re going to LOVE future cards made with Raining Cats & Dogs!" ~Annette

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Supply List

Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs 12 x 12 papers:
“Raining Cats & Dogs” signature page
“Cats Meow”
“Well Bred”
“Playful Pals”
“Puppy Love"
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Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs Banners
Graphic 45 Staples Metal Brads (3)
May Arts black-checked ribbon
Petaloo lace
Core-dinations Signature Series cardstock for Graphic 45:
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Venetian Lace

Thanks for joining us this Labor Day filled with layouts. We hope you've had some time to get into the craft room this past weekend. Enjoy your day!

Happy Papercrafting,

Graphic 45

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

August 25, 2014

How to Make Beautiful G45 Projects with Few Supplies

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We love the beautiful ideas from our Design Team that don't use many products. It shows you that anyone wanting to craft can make it happen! Katie Zoey Ho shows you how to make adorable mini notebooks with just one piece of A4 printer paper and some Come Away with Me. Then, Lori Williams shares the most beautiful Come Away with Me card with some great tips on how to make a card pop.

But first, who wants to win this week? Just comment here on the blog or on Facebook to win this $35 prize pack of Time to Celebrate. Have fun and comment away!

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Katie shares such a great idea, take only one sheet of paper and create a mini notebook!

"A short & quick way to create these cute mini notebooks using a single sheet of A4 printer paper, everything in just 4 simple steps." ~Katie

Back to School Mini Notebooks

Come Away with Me Notebook Tutorial

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Step 1: Fold an A4 size printer paper into 16 parts. Cut across the paper as shown.

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Step 2: Gather and fold into a mini accordion book. Distress the edges if preferred.

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Step 3: Wrap around the book with kraft cardstock.


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Step 4: Embellish as follows.

 Back to School Mini Notebook Tutorial Supplies

 Kraft Cardstock
A4 Printer Paper
Come Away with Me 8” x 8” Paper Pad
Come Away with Me Patterns & Solids
Come Away with Me Journaling Chipboard

Lori shares the most beautiful layered Come Away with Me card. We love the ribbon she uses and her perfect embellishments using the stickers and chipboard. What a great use of dimensional tape to make few supplies stand out to make a memorable card!

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Supply List

Come Away with Me papers
Come Away with Me Stickers
Come Away with Me chipboard tags
Dimensional Tape

Thanks to everyone for joining us this fabulous Monday! Many thanks to Katie and Lori for their great ideas. Will you try their tutorial and tips? Have a great start to your week with some crafting!

Happy Monday,

Graphic 45

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

August 22, 2014

Take 5 Supplies and Create this Weekend!

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We put our Design Team to the challenge - create a project with just 5 items! We want to show you how beautiful, practical, and amazing a project can be with only 5 G45 supplies. What do you think? You should challenge yourself to only use 5 items to create with. See how far your imagination can take you! Nadya Lifa and Nichola Battilana will show you two amazing projects using 5 supplies! 

It's time to announce our blog winner! Our randomly chosen winner from our blog comments is...

-Katherine Buchanan: I just love your papers and other products! I would so love to win!

Congratulations, Katherine! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Thanks to everyone who took part in this week's contest. Join us next week for more fun giveaways!

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We are in love with this card. The color palette, Nadya's clever ideas with washi tape and our butterfly staples, and beautiful layering are just incredible. We can hardly believe she only used 5 G45 supplies! She even has a video tutorial so you can create your own.

"I love to make gifts for my husband, to give him greeting cards. But he, like all men does not favor a romantic style and the Shabby chic style, so I try to please him and make gifts in grunge style. My card about the relationship of people about how they feel, about love, full of power and romance. For decorative metal butterflies I used washi tape, that well rests on the metal and it is decorated beautifully. I also cut out a lot of decorative items from the paper shits from Typography Paper Pad. Graphic 45 paper always on the top! I love everything, that i create with this perfect paper, cause my ideas come true!" ~Nadya

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See Nadya's video Tutorial


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We are in love with the idea of covering our metal butterflies with washi tape. What a fun idea!


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5 Supply List:

Graphic 45 Typography 12x12 Pad
Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Key Holes

Graphic 45 Alphabet Sticker Staples

Graphic 45 Washi Tape

Graphic 45 Metal Butterflies
I used glue, tape, scissors, stationery knife, ruler, scor board.

If you follow Nichola's work, you know she is one incredible fussy cutter! Wow, her projects are filled with whimsical imagery often from her fussy cutting adventures. So, she used her 5 supplies to create something beautiful and functional - amazing! AND, there's a Snapguide tutorial. Fun, fun, fun.

"I simply can not sit and watch tv without doing something with my hands. I drag my tools and supplies to the couch and inevitably lose them between the cushions and under pillows. Even worse, my fussy cut bits fall into that abyss! So I’ve upcycled an unwanted tray into a fussy cutting buddy. It’s a simple recon, but results in something useful and pretty. Totally optional (but really very handy) is the addition of a scrabble tile holder set off to the side. It’s a simple solution to prevent my tools from rolling around the work surface while avoiding the creation of any additional corners or crevices for little bits to get stuck in.

I’ve used An Eerie Tale for my recon, but you can easily change up the Graphic 45 collection to suit your tastes. With coordinaing front and backs, picking two papers really gives you four paper options and makes mixing and matching pretty darned easy." ~Nichola

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Check out How to Upcycle a Fussy Cutting Tray by Nichola Battilana on Snapguide.  

5-Supply Fussy Cutting Tray Snapguide Tutorial


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Supply List:

An Eerie Tale  > Enchantment
An Eerie Tale  > Grand Illusion

Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads

Thrifted tray

Scrabble tile holder (optional)
Black acrylic paint
White tacky glue
Sandpaper
Black inkpad

Take 5 supplies and create time to create this weekend! This challenge is perfect if the crafting mojo is down, but you are looking to get crafty. Have a creative weekend, G45ers!

Happy Creating,

Graphic 45

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

August 19, 2014

Blissful Botanical Tea

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It's always a good day to share Botanical Tea! We have two wonderful projects from Yumi Muraeda and Nichola Battilana today. There's even a tutorial. What a terrfic Tuesday!

We love when our G45ers share on our Facebook page. Seeing your beautiful projects make our collections truly come alive. Dolly LaBelle‎ made this beautiful set of cards using mainly the signature page of By the Sea. What a great idea to use the image-heavy pages!

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First we have this luscious Botanical Tea house from the amazing Yumi. What a treasure.

"I love afternoon tea. I want to make the Tea House when I saw the paper of Botanical Tea. I made such a fun on the back of the Tea House and I think that I had a good time over a cup of tea with my friends, in such a case, that it might be more fun if there such as Tea Fortune-Telling.  You should also take a single stick Please!" ~Yumi

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The hidden tea storage is such a fun touch. What a perfect gift idea.


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Download Botanical Tea House Pattern

Supply List

Botanical tea 12’ paper pad
Botanical tea Cardstock Alphabet Stickers
Botanical tea Cardstock Stickers
Botanical tea Cardstock Tags and pockets
Botanical tea Cling Stamps2
Acrylic Board
Metal Butterflies
Metal Clothespins
Magnet
Linestone
Plastic Stick
Dew Drops
My Favorite Things STAMPS
(Sentimental about Audrey Hepburn)
Ranger Archival Ink Black

Now, we have the most wonderful wedding guest book by Nichola. What a handmade treasure for a memorable day. She has a great step-by-step tutorial below for this fun project.

"It used to be that weddings were ginormous events and huge tomes with pages and pages were necessary for all of the well wishes from wedding guests. Today however weddings are often smaller, more intimate affairs and perhaps a little handmade book would be more fitting. I know a lovely couple trekking off to Vegas to get hitched soon and this little book made with Botanitcal Tea and Large Staples Tags will be the perfect little book to toss into a suitcase and collect congratulations from their guests." ~Nichola

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Guestbook Tutorial

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Step One:  Cut several sheets of paper to 3.9” x 8”, the same size as the large tags. You could use regular bond (printer) paper or splurge and use better quality for something a little more special. Use a corner punch to round the edges of your paper so that they align perfectly with the tag edges.

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Step Two: On ONE of the large tags, create a score line at 1.2” from the bottom, short edge.

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Step Three: Cut four pieces of Graphic 45 paper to cover your tags. (I’ve chosen Spring Duet for the outside covers, and Fauna to line the inside.) At 1 ⅛” from the short bottom edge, cut a 1/4” strip from the papers that will embellish the front and back of the cover tag.

 

Affix your papers to the tags. Leave the fold line free on the front cover like so:

 

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Step Four: Wrap a length of Washi Tape around the front cover where the exposed fold line is located and burnish into place.

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Step Five: Puncture small holes in your covers and papers using a small punch, awl or nail. Mine are located .5” from the edge and there are 5 holes evenly spaced apart.

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Step Six: Bind all of the pages together using thread, ribbon or yarn. If you look up Japanese Stab Binding, there are many tutorials available demonstrating this very simple binding technique in a variety of patterns.

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All of these steps will help your book to lay flat when opened, avoid cracking paper, and provide stability to your fold line.

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Step Seven: Now to embellish your cover! I begin with Botanical Tea Stickers...

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… add some Botanical Tea Banners ...

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… and a fussy cut butterfly.

 

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Step Eight: Finally I add a Botanical Tea Chipboard tag, and Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key with a length of pretty ribbon pulled through the tag grommet holes and finish the whole thing off with the lucky couple’s initials using Botanical Tea Alphabet Stickers.

 

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That’s it! Your book is now ready for notes of congratulations!

 

 

Supply list:

 

 Large Tag Album-Ivory

 Washi Tape
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key
Botanical Tea Stickers
Botanical Tea Alphabet Stickers
Botanical Tea Chipboard
Botanical Tea Banners
Spring Duet

Fauna

 Ribbon

Thread/Yarn
Paper

 

Will you try Nichola's tutorial? These are such fun ideas from Yumi and Nichola. Beautiful projects today, we hope they brightened your day.

 

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

August 08, 2014

Thank Goodness it's Cardmaking Friday!

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We love cards! Making them, sharing them, and enjoying seeing other handmade cards. So, this Friday, our blog is filled with cards! We have three amazing ones to share with you and two tutorials so you can try them yourself. Romy Veul, Annette Green, and Ginny Nemchak will give you incredible cardmaking ideas today. Enjoy this cardstravaganza!

First, let's see who won our blog contest this week! Our randomly chosen winner from our blog comments is....

-Gail Long: Wonderful ideas! Thank you !

Congratulations, Gail! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. You won the great prize pack tomorrow. Please join us next week for more chances to win!

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Try this gorgeous "Celebrate" card from Romy! What a beautiful card.

"Graphic 45 does each style beautifully and I love working with all of their different collections, but it is still the romantic and feminine papers that are most close to my heart. With the gorgeous Botanical Tea collection, one of my new favourites, I made this romantic wedding card." ~Romy

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Botanical Tea Card Tutorial

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Step 1:

Trim a sheet of white cardstock at 12 x 4” and fold it in the middle. Cut out three rectangles from the “Fauna”, “Just Because” and “Herbal Infusion” papers of, respectively, 5.7 x 3.7”, 5.5 x 3.5” and 5.3 x 3.3” and adhere them on the card base.

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Step 2:

Use a die to make a doily from the “Herbal Infusion” paper or use a premade doily. Cut it into two halves and attach both halves onto the card.

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Step 3:

Take the “Botanical Tea” paper from the 8x8 pad and trim it at 4,5 x 2.5”. Also cut out a card from the “Hello Friend” paper from this paper pad. Attach both trimmed papers to the card. Then, take a die-cut tag and position it in the centre of the card as well.

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Step 4:

Cut out two roses from the “Flora” paper and attach them to the card with foamtape.

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Step 5:

Take a chipboard embellishment from the Botanical Tea Chipboard 1 package and attach it in the middle of the card with foamtape.

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Step 6:

Glue down a blue die-cut from the “Tags & Pockets” package on top of the chipboard piece. Also cut out a hummingbird from the “Botanical Tea” sheet from the 8x8 pad. Use foamtape to attach it on top of the chipboard piece.

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Step 7:

Cut out two flowers from the “Sweet Chamomile” paper and position them next to the rose in the left upper corner. Also cut out a couple of butterflies and slightly fold their wings. Add these butterflies to your card. Optionally, you can decorate their wings with glitter glue and add pearls in their centres.

Wedding card result

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Supply List:

 Botanical Tea papers:
Flora
Just Because
Fauna
Hello Friend
Herbal Infusion
Love Notes
Sweet Chamomile
Botanical Tea 8 x 8 Pad
Botanical Tea Tags & Pockets
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Next, we have a gorgeous Botanical Tea card from the amazing Annette!

"Botanical Tea might just be my new all-time favorite Graphic 45 collection. The soft colors, the botanical imagery, and the vintage touches come together to create the perfect feminine feel in everything I make with it. This card is a good example of how little actual technique went into the design and how much the papers do the work for you. " ~Annette

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 Supply List

 Graphic 45  Botanical Tea 8” x 8” papers
Botanical Tea Tags & Pockets
Core-dinations Signature Series Card stock
May Arts ribbon (pink)
Buttons & Lace, craft store
Tiny rose buds, AlphaStamps.com
Metal corner adornment, craft store
Spring Greenery die, Sizzix/Tim Holtz
Foam tape and adhesive
Sanding block for distressing edges
Cream acrylic paint for coloring metal corner adornment

We love the bright and colorful imagery of Mother Goose, so this card is just so much fun from Ginny! Learn how to make this great card with her Snapguide tutorial below!

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Check out How to Create a Baby Card With Graphic 45 Mother Goose by Ginny Nemchak on Snapguide.  

Ginny's Mother Goose card Snapguide Tutorial

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Thanks for joining us this Friday, G45ers. Are you going to try some cards above? We cannot wait to see what cards you create. Many thanks to Romy, Annette, and Ginny. See you next week, G45ers!

Happy Cardmaking,

Graphic 45

 

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