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June 30, 2016

Graphic 45 Greetings to our 2016 Special Project Designers: Maria Cole & Robin Shakoor!

Try this Children's Hour Box & Mini Project Sheet #graphic45 

We are on our last day of introducing the incredible designers in the G45 Family this year. We can't believe it! Today, we celebrate our two Special Project Designers Maria Cole and Robin Shakoor. They both are incredible artists who collaborate to design classes for us. So, we have two incredible printable project sheets to share with you today for FREE made by these incredible artists! Let's let them introduce themselves:

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"Hello! I’m Maria and I am super thrilled and excited to be part of the Graphic 45 Design Team as a Special Projects Designer. I’m equally excited to be designing again with some of my teammates from a few years ago, along with the incredible new design team!

By day, I wear many hats: copywriter, homemaker, doggy-sitter, food-maker (yep, that’s me in the kitchen), and my favorite, papercrafter! It was through seeing out-of-this-world creations made with Graphic 45 paper that turned me onto papercrafting in 2011. Since then, I’ve taught many classes using the latest Graphic 45 paper lines and Staples. And in 2013, my ultimate crafty dream came true when I made the 2013-2014 Graphic 45 Design Team!

I love creating a variety of projects from intermediate projects to whimsical CHA creations.  Papercrafting and scrapbooking have brought me such joy and it’s my hope to inspire others to discover that same joy by playing with pretty paper!

Keep up with Maria's Blog

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Maria helps design our monthly classes and today we're sharing her incredible Children's Hour Box and mini project sheet. We also share her card project sheet which is created from the scraps of the main project. How amazing is this? Try it today!

Try this Children's Hour Box & Mini Project Sheet #graphic45

Try this Children's Hour Box & Mini printable Project Sheet #graphic45

Download our Children's Hour Book Box and Tag Album Project Sheet

Try these Children's Hour Project Sheet and make 3 great cards #graphic45

Download the Children's Hour Cards Project Sheet

 You will recognize Robin from our Design Team last year. Now, she's helping us design classes. She makes incredible projects including the A Ladies' Diary tag project sheet you'll find below.

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"My name is Robin Shakoor and I love everything crafty! I live in the beautiful state of Virginia and I have done arts and crafts all of my life. I have over 10 years of experience as a floral designer and 8 years specifically as a scrapbook layout and card artist."

Keep up with Robin's Blog

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Follow Robin on Snapguide

Enjoy this "Sublime" tag made with A Ladies' Diary - make one today! Yay!

Try this A Ladies' Diary 'Sublime' tag project sheet #graphic45

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Download our A Ladies' Diary Sublime Tag Project Sheet

We have an awesome new contest this week with Cityscapes and G45 Staples including our Metal Brads and Square Tag Album! All you have to do to enter this contest is comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page. We will announce a winner tomorrow on Friday - so enter this great giveaway today before this contest is over!

Cityscapes Prize Pack

Thanks for joining us for our warm welcomes to all of our Design Team, Ambassadors, and Special Project Designers! We have had a blast sharing these talented artists' work. It's going to be one glorious year!

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

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June 29, 2016

Perfect Printable Project Sheets with Special Project Designers Annette Green & Gloria Stengel!

  Try this Voyage Beneath the Sea album project sheet! #graphic45

We are overjoyed to introduce our 2016 Special Project Designers! You may wonder what our team of Special Projects Designers create? They create the project sheets we share with our store owners and here on the blog to create beautiful projects! They help us teach classes all over the world with their collaboration and creation of classes. Today, we introduce two of our Special Project Designers: Annette Green and Gloria Stengel. We love Annette and Gloria! They've been with the G45 family for years in various roles, and we don't know what we'd do with out them! Let's take a look at their awesome project sheets!

 

  Annette Green - Special Projects Designer for Graphic 45

"Hello! I’m Annette Green and although my 2 terms on the design team are now over, I am thrilled to be asked to stay on as a Special Projects Designer for Graphic 45! If you’ve attended CHA, or any Graphic 45 events or classes around the globe, chances are I’ve designed that project you made. What an honor it’s been and I’m looking forward to another year of designing for the best paper crafting company in the business.

Formerly a graphic designer by trade, I’ve spent the 15 years as a paper crafting enthusiast. What began as simple scrapbooking of our family memories has turned into a fulfilling career in the best business ever. I spend my days in my home studio creating and sharing art and inspiration through blogging, videos, and as an instructor.


I live in sunny Melbourne, Florida with my husband Paul of 23 years, our talented teenage daughter Jamie and our sweet, shy Sheltie named Suki who sometimes makes an appearance in my videos. I enjoy working out, eating healthy, and thinking positive thoughts daily. I especially enjoy reading, cooking and spending time with friends. Especially having coffee! (I’m a bit of a coffee fanatic, I’m afraid.) Paul recently retired, so life is taking on some fun changes. Who knows where I’ll end up? All I know is as long as I have my crafting hobby, I’ll be a happy, happy girl!"

Keep up with Annette's Blog

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Subscribe to Annette's YouTube

On Periscope: Find her as Annette Green

Annette created this stunning Mon Amour Mixed Media Album project sheet for us. It's so gorgeous and fabulous to use. Try this project sheet today and make this project yourself with a free printable project sheet!

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Try this free printable project sheet using Mon Amour and our Mixed Media Albums

Download Annette's Mon Amour Mixed Media Album Project Sheet

Now, let's let Gloria Stengel introduce herself! We adore this fabulous designer!

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"My name is Gloria Stengel and I live in beautiful, southern California, near San Diego. I am a Christian, a wife of 28 years, the mom of three kids, and the owner of two cats.  We are a homeschooling family, having homeschooled two kids all the way to college, with the last child now in homeschooled high school.

I have been hooked on paper crafts all of my life. I have always loved to color, play with paper dolls, and create "projects"! In 1990, I discovered rubber stamping and in 1996, I stumbled across "modern" scrapbooking. I love all aspects of paper crafting: card making, scrapbooking, mini albums, altered art, up-cycling, you name it! I am happiest when I am making a mess! It's the cleaning up part that I don't care for!

I have been on a number of design teams over the past few years, including over six years with Graphic 45. I was on the 2010, 2011, and 2012 G45 Design Teams, and then  became a special projects designer for Graphic 45 in the spring of 2013. I currently create projects for G45 retailer workshops and classes. I also work for the following: Canvas Corp Brands, which also owns Tattered Angels and 7 Gypsies; a chipboard company called Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts; a cardstock company called Cut Card Stock; and Really Reasonable Ribbon, an online ribbon store. I participate in the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop each month, as well as managing a monthly blog hop called Craft Hoarders Anonymous.


I have a blog, a Facebook Fan Page, and a YouTube channel in order to share my creative work. Please visit my blog, Scraps of Life (www.gloriascraps.blogspot.com) for more inspiration and for links to my other 'hang outs.'"

Keep Up with Gloria's Blog

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Gloria helps create our monthly project sheets and since it's beach season, we would love to share her Voyage Beneath the Sea Square Tag Album project sheet with you today! This is perfect for all those vacation photos! You'll love the video tour of the project as well.

Try this Voyage Beneath the Sea album project sheet! #graphic45

 

Get a Video Tour of all these Pages from Gloria!

Click to find the printable project sheet for this Voyage Beneatht the Sea Square Tag Album #graphic45

Download the Voyage Beneath the Sea Square Tag Album Project Sheet

Make 3 Voyage Beneath the Sea cards! #graphic45

Click to find the printable project sheet for this Voyage Beneatht Card Set #graphic45

Download the Voyage Beneath the Sea Card Set Project Sheet

 

We have an awesome new contest this week with Cityscapes and G45 Staples including our Metal Brads and Square Tag Album! All you have to do to enter this contest is comment here on the blog or on ourFacebook page. We will announce a winner on Friday - so enter this great giveaway this week!

Cityscapes Prize Pack

Aren't our Special Project Designers amazing? Join us tomorrow as you see Maria Cole and Robin Shakoor's work with more printable project sheets!

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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June 28, 2016

Introducing our New 2016 Graphic 45 Ambassadors: Tati Scrap & Yumi Muraeda!

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We welcome two brand new designers to our 2016 Ambassadors! We are so excited that these two incredible artists have agreed to represent Graphic 45 for this great year. Today, we will take a look at projects by Tati Scrap from Spain and Yumi Muraeda from Japan. You will so enjoy seeing these great projects from these two outstanding artists. Let's get into the fun!

 

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"Hello!!

My name is Raquel, though I’m known as Tati Scrap in the craft´s world.

The name "Tati" is in memory to my lovest dog Tati....she died in 2013, the year I started to be a crafter ...it is my tribute to her.

I´m 40 years old, I was born in Cádiz City, Spain, where the weather is always warm and sunny!   

I am married to an amazing man, Ramon, and we have five dogs!!

I'm a emergencies nurse ..love my profession.

When I discovered Graphic 45 collections in June of 2013, it challenges me... they inspired all, and I do not need nothing else that my nurse scissors and many ideas in my mind.

I am honoured to have been a part of the awesome Graphic 45 family this year like Spain Ambassador... It is. a DREAM!!

I love papercrafting, a world of creativity that I adore with Graphic 45 company!!"

Keep up with Tati Scrap's Blog

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Tati Scrap shares with us her 3 favorite G45 projects!

"I have used a matchbox to make a photo mini album with the amazing “Voyage Beneath the Sea”  new Graphic 45 collection.

This is super ideal to make your own traveller mini and keep it in a customized mini box.

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Check out How to Create a Mini Album in a Matchbox by Tati Scrap on Snapguide.  

Tati's Snapguide Tutorial


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Supply List

Voyage Beneath the Sea 8x8 Pad
Voyage Beneath the Sea 6x6 Patterns & Solids
Voyage Beneath the Sea Tags and Pockets
Voyage Beneath the Sea Decorative Chipboard
Voyage Beneath the Sea Journaling Chipboard
A Matchbox
Chipboards Letters
May Arts Ribbons

 

"This is one of my favorite projects of this year..” A Dream” tag, with one of my favorites Graphic 45 collections, Children´s Hour.

Love to make tags..they are like small treasures.

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Supply List

Regular Tag Album-Ivory
Children's Hour 12x12 Pad:
May Montage
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May Collective 4501230
Children's Hour Decorative Chipboard 4501255
Petaloo flowers
Wood chipboards
A piece of decorative ribbon

"I have made this year one Mixed Media Album per month, I adore them.. And this one was for a mom, called: “ The first year of my baby”

The new Graphic 45 Mixed Media Album are ideal for projects like this.

Each album´s page corresponds to a month of baby life, where you can keep the  ecographies, the Baby Shower invitations, pictures to take every month, to write anecdotes, the weight and growth of the baby…

 all the things that like the mothers for the baby memories !!

Hope you like the idea."

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Supply List

Mixed Media Album-Ivory
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key Holes
Precious Memories 12x12 Paper Pad
Precious Memories Tags & Pockets
Precious Memories Decorative Chipboard
Precious Memories Sticker
Precious Memories Ephemera Cards
Cling Stamp G45 Precious Memories

Tati Scrap has a great idea for our #UniquelyYou Challenge with an awesome tutorial!

"Hello!!

This project is so special for me..it is my first Ambassador work!! :)

I have made a Photo Display, to use like home decor, with one of the Graphic 45 photo´s  Caribbean cruise.

What a great adventure.. and this is perfect to have memories from my trip!!

I have used several papers to make this..love the colors of all them.."

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Check out How to Make a Photo Display by Tati Scrap on Snapguide.  

Tati Scrap's Snapguide Tutorial


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Supply List

Voyage Beneath the Sea
World's Fair
Time to Flourish
By the Sea
Petaloo Flowers
A piece of burlap ribbon

We adore the amazing Yumi Muraeda and we're so glad to welcome her to our 2016 Ambassadors. Let's let Yumi introduce herself:

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"Hello

My name is Yumi Muraeda and I live in Yokohama, Japan with my husband and daughter
I have an experience as a graphic designer and toy designer at long time ago in US

Full with joy that I can craft every day
I am really grateful that I can participate in the members of the new design team as ambassador this time
Thank you so much all member of Graphic 45 I am so appreciate from bottom of my heart

I always get a variety of inspiration when I look at the paper, I start making the story from there
I usually often far-fetched lol, but in production l make the work along the story which I made
When I directly can reach the finished it is great , but I do trial and error many times

I always thinking about people’s happiness, when the people see my work then laughing like he-he and surprising like wow that time I feel so happy

This year I am going to make something fun and simple one, and other one is  even it is to difficult to make but something to put beside longtime

I will work hard creating to make people happy so please every one nice to meet you !!

Keep Up with Yumi's Blog

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See Yumi's Videos

Now, enjoy these 3 fabulous projects Yumi made and shares with us today!

These 3 projcts are I made for Design Festival Tokyo 2016

Mrs Flies Accessory Case,I made her hand moving up and down so little bit spooky

 

Tip: My Lady Accessory Case,Mrs Flies Accessory Case both inside small box are moveable.

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12Mrs Flies Accesoory Case, Steampunk Debutante, by Yumi Muraeda, Product by Graphic 45.

Supply List

Steampunk Debutante
Mini Configurations Chipboard Shadowbox Book Idea - ology - Tim Holtz
Petaloo Flowers
Ribbon
Glossy Accents
Inkagold copper
Prima design trims

"I made this one very simple but after I build the Book Box I painted with Black acrylic then lightly brushed with Paitina Anticante color Rame so it become Velvety Luster.

The drawers are first I paste paper to chipbord then die cut this way you can make a perfect looking.

1My Memory Drawers, An Abc Primer, by Yumi Muraeda, Product by Graphic 45.


1My Memory Drawers, An Abc Primer, by Yumi Muraeda, Product by Graphic 45.


1My Memory Drawers, An Abc Primer, by Yumi Muraeda, Product by Graphic 45.


1My Memory Drawers, An Abc Primer, by Yumi Muraeda, Product by Graphic 45.


1My Memory Drawers, An Abc Primer, by Yumi Muraeda, Product by Graphic 45.


1My Memory Drawers, An Abc Primer, by Yumi Muraeda, Product by Graphic 45.

Supply List

An ABC Primer
kaisercraft book box
Black acrylic
Paitina Anticante color Rame
Glossy Accents

1My Lady Accesoory Case, A Ladies Diary, by Yumi Muraeda, Product by Graphic 45.


1My Lady Accesoory Case, A Ladies Diary, by Yumi Muraeda, Product by Graphic 45.


1My Lady Accesoory Case, A Ladies Diary, by Yumi Muraeda, Product by Graphic 45.


1My Lady Accesoory Case, A Ladies Diary, by Yumi Muraeda, Product by Graphic 45.


1My Lady Accesoory Case, A Ladies Diary, by Yumi Muraeda, Product by Graphic 45.


1My Lady Accesoory Case, A Ladies Diary, by Yumi Muraeda, Product by Graphic 45.


1My Lady Accesoory Case, A Ladies Diary, by Yumi Muraeda, Product by Graphic 45.


1My Lady Accesoory Case, A Ladies Diary, by Yumi Muraeda, Product by Graphic 45.

Supply List

A Ladies’ Diary
Mini Configurations Chipboard Shadowbox Book Idea - ology - Tim Holtz
Petaloo Flowers
Ribbon
Glossy Accents
Inkagold pink
Prima design trims

Yumi has a brand new idea for us and a great pattern so you can create these yourself! How fun!

"Basic is a simple paper house, I made each one with a piece of paper, small house is I used just one 12’ paper and this time I made the house of the 3 differnce story  with three kinds of paper.

To come out at the beginning of the video, it is a Safari Park Ranger Office. Here safari suit and helmet of lending for the expedition ,  also lending lantern and tent too, so you can jungle expedition at any time 

The following is an Alice’s strange-Odd Tea house. Even though there is being held Tea Party in the house. But Alice became big by eating mushroom so stretched the neck from the back of the house !

The third is the Secret Garden Museum. A variety of plants and fish around the world and  shellfish, insects too you can see through a long exhibition hall .  Next to the building there is also a specimen of the valuable birds on the shelf of the display products. Please Come and See!

Tip: Simple and easy to make a paper house one for 6’ house and one for 4’ house"

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Yumi's Video Tutorial

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2Safari Park Ranger Office, Safari Adventure, by Yumi Muraeda, Product by Graphic 45.


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2Safari Park Ranger Office, Safari Adventure, by Yumi Muraeda, Product by Graphic 45.


2Safari Park Ranger Office, Safari Adventure, by Yumi Muraeda, Product by Graphic 45.

1 Alice's Odd Tea House, Hallowe'en Wonderland, by Yumi Muraeda, Product by Graphic 45.


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2Secret Gaden Museum, Botanicabella, by Yumi Muraeda, Product by Graphic 45.


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10Secret Gaden Museum, Botanicabella, by Yumi Muraeda, Product by Graphic 45.


10Secret Gaden Museum, Botanicabella, by Yumi Muraeda, Product by Graphic 45.


10Secret Gaden Museum, Botanicabella, by Yumi Muraeda, Product by Graphic 45.

Supply List

Safari Park Ranger Office
Safari Adventure: 12x12,8x8,6x6 Patterns and Solids,
Ribbon
Alice's Odd Tea House,
Hallowe’en in Wonderland Collection
Ribbon
Secret Garden Museum
Botanicabella
Petaloo Flowers
Ribbon
Glossy Accents

We have an awesome new contest this week with Cityscapes and G45 Staples including our Metal Brads and Square Tag Album! All you have to do to enter this contest is comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page. We will announce a winner on Friday - so enter this great giveaway this week!

Cityscapes Prize Pack

We are so excited about our 2016 Ambassadors! Join us tomorrow as we introduce our 2016 Special Project Designers who help design G45 classes taught all over the world. How fun!

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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June 27, 2016

Welcome the Incredible 2016 Ambassadors: Andrew Roberts, Clare Charvill, and Jim, The Gentleman Crafter!

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We are so excited to welcome the first half of our Ambassadors today: Andrew Roberts, Clare Charvill, and Jim, the Gentleman Crafter! This blog is jam-packed with great ideas and projects by these incredible artists, so we'll let them take over the blog today. Enjoy these awesome ideas! First, we introduce the amazing Andrew Roberts (who spoils us with tutorials!) to our Ambassadors:

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"My name is Andrew Roberts, I live in Tasmainia, Australia. I am married and have 4 daughters and three sons. I am a registered nurse working in operating theatres. I have been artistic for a lot of my life. I have turned my hand at many different skills including watercolour wildlife drawing, mohair teddy bear making and found my niche in the paper crafting world. I have been scrapbooking and paper crafting for approximately 14 years. To be a Graphic 45 Ambassador has been a paper craft goal of mine since the introduction of the program. I love all things graphic 45 and have a serious addiction to their wonderful products. They are very versatile and have a fabulous colour palette. I am expanding my skills continuously and involvement within the industry here in australia and I look forward to sharing my love of graphic 45 over the coming year. I love to share my joy of Graphic 45 products on social media so hope to see you around.  Please have a look at my blog down under crafter."

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"How many crafters have a multitude of photos on the computer. I have a box with lots of printed ones as well. I found a collection of photos of my son jacob and I wanted a display where I could change the picture from time to time. So made a slide frame and mounted the photos in pairs and of course there had to be a box on there somewhere. I also decided to try the same project with a few spare wedding photos. I really love the way every Graphic 45 collection can be used for my projects even if am replicating the same design.

Tip: Layer fussy cut images from the Graphic 45 papers vertically to create dimension and depth. Ensure there is a slight overlap to create uniformity of the images.

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Supply List

Graphic 45 ABC Primer Deluxe Collector’s Edition
12 x 12 Papers : School Days
: happy Go Lucky
: Building Blocks
: Calico cut aparts
: Games and Playtime
: The three R’s
: Alphabet soup
: Grammar School
Graphic 45 ABC Primer Deluxe Collector’s Edition Cardstock Stickers
Graphic 45 ABC Primer Deluxe Collector’s Edition Chipboard
Graphic 45  Claw feet
Graphic 45 Mon Amour 12 x 12 Paper Pad
Graphic 45 Mon Amour 8 x 8 Paper Pad
Graphic 45 Mon Amour 6 x 6 Patterns and solids
Graphic 45 Mon Amour Cardstock Stickers
Graphic 45 Mon Amour Chipboard 1
Graphic 45 Mon Amour Chipboard 2
Construction Chipboard
Flowers
Metal findings

"When I first received my enchanted forest papers in the post I was drawn to the shield images and I thought what great shape for a constructed project. Combining this with my love of box projects, the enchanted forest shield was born. I hid a little mini album inside that I filled with pictures of my youngest son Benjamin.

Tip #1 Do you enjoy altered art or constructed projects. Graphic 45 matchbook boxes make great platforms to for these type of projects.


Tip #2 When matting you mini album pages with your favorite Graphic 45 papers try only adhering the edges and create a pocket to fit a graphic 45 artist trading tag.

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Check out How to Make a Graphic 45 Enchanted Forest Mini Album by Andrew Roberts on Snapguide.  

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Supply List

Graphic 45 Enchanted Forest
Graphic 45 Enchanted Forest 12 x 12 Papers : Enchanted forest

: Sumptuous Floral
: Gilded Grandeur
: Dazzling Damsel
: Brilliant Gem
Graphic 45 Enchanted Forest Chipboard One
Graphic 45 Enchanted Forest Chipboard Two
Graphic 45 Enchanted Forest Journaling and Ephemera Cards
Graphic 45 Enchanted Forest 8 x 8 Paper Pad
Graphic 45 Enchanted Forest 6 x 6 Patterns and Solids
Graphic 45 Enchanted Forest Cardstock Stickers
Graphic 45 Altered Art Matchbook box
Graphic 45 Artist Trading Tags Black
Kraft Cardstock
Black cardstock
Metal findings
Cinch Wire
Chipboard

 

"We often scrap or craft many projects and albums that showcase family and friends. But it’s fun sometimes to take the challenge and make a project that requires us to look at ourselves. I kept this project simple. I love the clean lines and hoped it would  inspire new crafters. There is two snapguides associated with this project. I am going to use this to keep a diary style record of the words and thoughts that describe my style.

Tip: Have you thought of making a mini album as tribute to your design style. A keepsake that represents part of or the continuation of your creative journey."

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Check out How to Alter a Graphic 45 Box With Graphic 45 City Scapes by Andrew Roberts on Snapguide.  

Andrew's Snapguide Tutorial

 


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Check out How to Create a Graphic 45 Cityscapes Mini Album by Andrew Roberts on Snapguide.  

Andrew's Cityscapes Mini Album Snapguide


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Supply List

Graphic 45 Cityscapes 12 x 12 patterned papers : Cityscapes
: Map the past
: Global Odyssey
: Street of Dream
: Well Travelled
: Passport to the world
: Crossroads
: Grand tour
Graphic 45 Cityscapes Cardstock Stickers
Graphic 45 Cityscapes 6 x 6 Patterns and Solids
Graphic 45 Cityscapes 8 x 8 Paper Pad
Graphic 45 Cityscapes Chipboard 1
Graphic 45 Cityscapes Chipboard 2
Graphic 45 Cityscapes Journaling and Ephemera cards
Graphic 45 5 x 5 Mixed Media Box Black
Flowers
Kraft Cardstock
Assorted Metal Findings

Now, we celebrate the magical work of Clare Charvill from the UK!

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"I‘m a self-confessed craftaholic and live in the centre of the UK with my two fabulous boys.

I’ve crafted with different mediums all my life, and found a new interest in paper-crafting back in 2011.  After a lot of searching I came across a vintage style of papers that inspired me and made my first projects. Curtain Call, Le Cirque and Communique (the first time round) got me totally hooked on Graphic 45 and I’ve been inspired by and crafting with their fabulous products ever since. I started blogging and sharing my projects with likeminded crafters in mid 2011, joined the G5 DT in 2012 and have had the pleasure of representing this prestigious paper crafting brand at workshops and retreats across the UK and on UK Craft TV ever since.  I’m really looking forward to being part of this fabulous family and hugely talented team again this year and sharing my creativity with you all ☺ ~Clare"

Follow Clare's Blog

Subscribe to Clare's YouTube Channel

"I’m really excited to have been invited to continue as an Ambassador for Graphic 45.  I’m a total addict and inspiration for my projects always comes from their stunning paper collections.  Thank you Diane, Charee and Aimee.

As crafters we spend lots of time crafting projects for others so I decided to create one that you could make and keep for yourself and chose the timeless ‘A Ladies Diary’ collection to alter it in.

Part of the brief was to include a photo of ourselves in our project, mine sits in the frame on the lid of the box surrounded by fussy cut flowers and stickers from the collection.

I chose pink and brown as the main colours for the project and paper pieces the gorgeous clock border into the papers on the base of the box.  I paper pieced the spotty paper and borders together for the box sides , added the large sticker mounted on foam pads to the box front and the new mini door plate and keys in the antique finish to the lid for a really vintage look.


We all keep oodles of digital photo’s but it’s always nice to keep a few originals that have special memories attached to them. To store mine I made a photo box with photo wallets for pictures and added a Japanese Stab Bound scrap book and a really fun diary with a shaker front to journal in. Have fun following along with me a make one yourself.  Follow the link below to the tutorial and make one yourself." ~Clare

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How to Make a Memory Box


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How to Make a Shaker Diary Tutorial


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Supply List

A Ladies Diary Deluxe Collectors Edition
Metal Door Plates & Knobs Staples
Metal Claw Feet Staples
Metal Clock Keys Staples
Cor’Dinations Signature 12 x 12 Cardstock in Peach
Alpha Banner-ATC Black
Box and photo frame from my own collection
Chipboard
Black & Cream Card
10mm black Ribbon & Black Twine
Double Sided Tape/Tacky Glue/Foam Pads
UTEE
Metal Chain
5/8” & ½” circle punch

Now, we celebrate the incredible work of Jim, the Gentleman Crafter! Yay!

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"Full of Southern charm, Jim Hankins is truly a Gentleman Crafter!   Known for creating 3-D projects and his use of innovative mixed media techniques, Jim loves to combine the two to make unique functional art.

An avid blogger, YouTube instructor and educator, Jim travels the country monthly teaching classes in person and online reaching out to fellow crafters who share his love of techniques and construction.


Jim’s Motto:  If I can make it you can make it…when you can build a box you can make anything!"

Follow Jim on his Blog

Follow Jim on Facebook

Follow Jim on Twitter

Follow Jim on Instagram

Subscribe to Jim's YouTube Channel

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Download Top Hat Cuckoo PDF Tutorial

Download Top Hat Cuckoo PDF File

Download Top Hat Cuckoo SVG File

We have an awesome new contest this week with Cityscapes and G45 Staples including our Metal Brads and Square Tag Album! All you have to do to enter this contest is comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page. We will announce a winner on Friday - so enter this great giveaway this week!

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A huge welcome to these incredible Ambassadors! 2016 is going to be such a great year! Help us say hello in the comments below. Thanks for joining us today, G45ers! Have a great Monday!

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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June 24, 2016

Keep your Stationery Organized with Alexandra Morein

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We can't believe it's already the last day of 2016 Design Team introductions! We have an amazing artist closing out our warm welcomes to the Design Team. Alexandra Morein from Singapore has such a knack for unique altered art in incredible geometric shapes! You will love all the work she has to share with us today. Prepare to leave inspired! Let's let Alexandra introduce herself, and don't forget to stay until the end of the blog to see who won this week's blog contest!

 

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"Hello dear Graphic 45 fans!

My name is Alexandra, I’m 36, a happily married wife and a mother of 2 little girls.

I was born in Ukraine, but at the age of 20 moved with my family to Israel.  In 2013 my husband got a job in Singapore, to where we relocated and have been living until now.

I guess that my ‘creative career’ started here, in Singapore, where I turned to a housewife and could devote myself to family, kids and crafting. For that I’m extremely thankful to my dear husband, who always supports and encourages me.

I love to create boxes of different shapes and styles, they have been my love since I can remember myself and since I learned to hold scissors and use glue. I enjoy the process of constructing from paper, it’s a true magic when out of plain & flat sheets of chipboard come out dimensional things. And it’s better for them to be functional too, right!?

I hope you will enjoy my projects and find them inspiring.

 

You can find me here:

Blog – http://clayguana.blogspot.sg

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/ClayGuana/

Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/clayguana/

YouTube –  https://www.youtube.com/user/MsProportion/videos

I chose a few favorite projects of mi ne created with the papers From Graphic 45, which I would like to share with you today:


The first one is a suitcase mini album, created with the Graphic 45 Kraft Reflections collection. The structure of the mini album is rather simple - I used envelopes for creating the pages and added craft card stock for the photo mats. The ‘Kraft Reflections’ collection must be one of my favorites, its vintage look and feel are captivating.

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Supply list:

Paper: Kraft Reflections  12X12 paper pad
Dies: Tim Holtz, La-La Land Crafts
Stamps: Stampendous, Stempelglede, Stampers Anonymous, Prima
Punches: EK Success

"The second project that I would like to share is a gift set, which consists of a chipboard hexagon box (created from scratch) and a few cards. I used the wonderful “Time To Celebrate” collection. I like how it can be used for any occasion and for any celebration.

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Paper: Time To Celebrate 8X8 paper pad
Dies: My Favorite Things, Cheery Lynn, Whimsy Stamps, La-La Land Crafts
Flowers: I Am Roses

The third, is a project created for the final round of the Graphic 45 design team audition – a trunk with a mini album and a stamp holder, kept in the bottom drawer. I was inspired to create this project by one of my father’s vintage stamp holders, which I so liked to flip through when I was a little girl.

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Supply List

Paper :Cityscapes 12x12 paper pad
Cityscapes 6x6 paper pad
Cityscapes Ephemera card
Cityscapes Chipboard
Cityscapes Chipboard 2
Dies: La-La Land Crafts

To finish off this presentation, I have a new project to share with you – it’s a desk stationery organizer, created with the colorful and beautiful “Enchanted Forest” collection. The organizer has a compartment for post-it notes, a drawer for an eraser, paper clips or other small stuff, as well as an additional compartment for holding pens or a notebook (like the one that you see at the pictures below).

I created this desk stationery organizer for my craft room using the Enchanted Forest paper collection. Besides the compartment for the post-it notes and a drawer for the paper clips, I wanted to add pen holders to the sides, but the initial design has undergone some changes and here is the outcome:

Tip 1:

When working on a 3d project, prepare the hinge strips ahead of time, and cut them down to the needed size while working.

Tip 2:

Don’t glue anything down until you are perfectly sure that it fits in size.

Tips 3:

The more details - the better. Use your scraps to cut out even more elements for finishing off and embellishing your project.

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Supply List

Black Cardstock
Enchanted Forest 12X12 Paper Pad
Enchanted Forest 8X8 Paper Pad
Enchanted Forest 6X6 Paper Pad
Enchanted Forest Chipboard 2
DIY Craft Paper Typography and Type Numbers
Artist Trading Tags Black
ATC Red Policy Envelopes
Ornate Metal Key Holes
Ornate Metal Keys
Ornate Metal Label Holder
Other Metal Embellishments from my stash

Let's announce this week's blog winner! Our randomly chosen winner is....

-Lynn GauthierSuch awesome, bold and gorgeous details. Love every use of each piece. Fabulous work!!!

Congratulations, Lynn! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize pack pictured below. Many thanks to everyone who took part this week!

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Weren't these projects amazing? Join us in welcoming Alexandra and the whole new Design Team in the comments below! Next week, we introduce our amazing Ambassadors and more! Have a wonderful weekend, 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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