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January 22, 2015

A Tutorial-Worthy Thursday

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We love when our Design Team shares amazing tutorials. For so long, our G45ers would say, "I love Graphic 45, but I don't know how to use it!" So, we are so grateful for our amazing Design Team who not only shares multitude of inspiration, but also their knowledge and tutorials with us. We hope it inspires you to cut into those lovely papers and create a masterpiece. Today, Rhea Freitag shares a brilliant masculine Valentine's Day card and tutorial. Then, Yumi Muraeda gives you another grand idea for the New Year with a beautiful project and Snapguide. 

Also, today's the last day to take part in our Time to Flourish giveaway! Take part now:

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We are in love with this maculine Valentine's Day card by the amazing Rhea. Check out her tutorial below as well!

"This card was inspired by the notion of trying to make a masculine Valentine card with a steampunk feel. I chose a few coveted scraps of Halloween in Wonderland and combined them with Typography for the perfect mash up.  The use of the washi tape is superb for creating a heavy backdrop for a card like this with tons of embellishments.  I made a little snapguide to show you how I put together this creative masculine card." ~Rhea

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Check out How to Make an Altered Masculine Valentine Card by Rhea Freitag on Snapguide.  

Rhea's Snapguide Tutorial


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Supply List

Graphic 45 Washi Tape
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Hallowe'ein in Wonderland
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Next, we have this amazing schedule book from Yumi. We love this great idea filled with rich colors and great stamp techniques!

 

"I wanted to make a own Stamp Schedule book for next year. Graphic 45 Easel Albums has 14 pages so I can start from this November. This is great and fun! This Stamp Schedule book is easy to make, just you need a PATIENCE!

Thank you so much!!" ~Yumi

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Check out How to Schedule Book With Stamp 2015 by Yumi Muraeda on Snapguide.  

Yumi's Snapguide Tutorial


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Supply List

Graphic 45 Easel Albums
Graphic 45 Typography 8’paper pads
Graphic 45 Typography Cling Stamps 1,2,3
Graphic 45 Washi tape set
Ranger craft tags #5
Ranger Archival Ink , JET BLACK, CARNATION RED, FORGET-ME- NOT BLUE
Any Stamp of Number, Month’s name and List( BUCKET, THINGS TO DO, REMEMBER Etc.)
HERO ARTS round alphabet stamps
amy tangerine date stamp
Faber-Castell CHALK BOARD PAINT
Color Box CHALK IKPAD
Black Ribbon (any)
Sizzix eclips2 cutter

Thanks for joining us for tutorials! Get out some of your G45 papers and play today.

Happy Creating,

Graphic 45

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

January 19, 2015

Stamping Techniques with Graphic 45

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Welcome to another wonderful Monday here on the blog! This blog is all about stamps. Katie Zoey Ho and Keri Sallee share some amazing techniques and tutorials to fully use your Graphic 45 stamps. This will be a fantastic day!

Also, we have a new contest this week. Enter to win this amazing Time to Flourish prize pack below! The deadline is Thursday, January 22 at 11:59 PM PST. We will announce the winner on Friday!

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First, we want to say thank you to all the fun store owners and designers we got to see at CHA. We had such a great time and it was such a wonderful week. We started the week with our class taught by the amazing Charee Filimoehala.

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Then, it was time for the show to open! The booth finally got all set up, and all the beautiful samples were set in place. The team was ready!

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We had a wonderful time meeting everyone, and seeing familiar faces. The booth was full of people snapping photos and placing orders. It was a fun place to be!

Here was just one of the great areas in our booth. Here we displayed An ABC Primer!

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We had a raffle every day for those that placed an order. On the last day, we had many items to raffle off, and one of our amazing stores, Bikuben, won the grand raffle!

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It was a wonderful week and we can't wait to see you again!

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Now, let's get into the stamping fun! First, Katie shows us an amazing technique.

"Getting steampunky? I love steampunk; anything that has gears I love them… So while I was clearing my room, I found this used cologne bottle which comes with an interesting bottle cap… Steampunk is the first thing that came to my mind… So I decided to altered this cologne bottle into Potion No. 45 using various UTEE stamps (tutorial on Snapguide) from the Steampunk Spells cling stamp collection… Guaranteed pure & natural… To compliment with this potion, I created a mini top hat to go with this... "~Katie

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Check out How to Stamp on UTEE by Katie Z. on Snapguide.  

Katie's Snapguide Tutorial


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Supply List

Steampunk Spells Stamps 1 & 2
Graphic 45 Staples (ornate metal keys & stamped metal brads)
Perfume/Cologne Bottle
Brass Chain
Wood Gears
Cardboard/Cereal Box
Brilliance Galaxy Gold
Black Gesso
UTEE

Now, here's a gorgeous idea from Keri! We love this beautiful technique.

"I LOVE using products that have a resist finish. For those of you not familiar with this concept, it is where you can apply ink or other coloring to a product and there are parts of the product that will “resist” the coloring and will stay their original color. This is a great way to personalize the color scheme of your project. However, they can get kind of expensive and you are limited by someone else’s imagination to the patterns you can use. With this technique...the sky is the limit! If you can stamp it...you can design it! Enjoy!" ~Keri

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Check out How to DIY a Resist Background by Keri Sallee on Snapguide.  

Keri's Snapguide Tutorial


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Supply List

Botanical Tea Stamp Set
White Card Stock: Canvas Corp
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black
Distress Ink: Ranger
Spiced Marmelade
Peacock Feathers
Peeled Paint
Pickled Raspberry
Wooden Butterflies: Studio Calico
Heat Gun
Cotton Pad
Spray Water Bottle

Thanks for joining us today, and for a wonderful CHA! Have a wonderful Monday, and we'll see you tomorrow for more great ideas.

Happy Papercrafting,

Graphic 45

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

January 13, 2015

Treasure Memories with G45 Albums

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Happy Tuesday, G45ers! You joined us on a day full of beautiful Graphic 45 albums. We have two beautiful ideas from Tati Scrap and Ginny Nemchak. Tati Scrap creates a stunning album with Time to Flourish. Ginny shares a great vacation album idea with Come Away with Mthat has also includes a tutorial for her fantastic journal cover.

Don't forget to enter our amazing giveaway this week! Details and contest below:

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Tati Scrap so beautifully layers her projects and makes the collections jump off the page. Her Time to Flourish mini album is so gorgeous! 

" In Love with  'Time to Flourish' collection, I have made a mini album with sections to put our photos and to write happy moments!" ~Tati Scrap

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Supply List

Paper Flowers
White Gesso
White Glitter
A piece of ribbon
Chipboard
Time to Flourish 8x8 Pad
Time to Flourish Tags & Pockets
Time to Flourish Flowers
Time to Flourish Banners
Time to Flourish Decorative Chipboard
Regular Tag Album-Ivory
Shabby Chic Door Pull

We adore this travel journal from Ginny Nemchak. Vacations hold so many memories, and now you can treasure them in one great album. Enjoy her tutorial for the cover of this great album below!

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Check out How to Come Away With Me Travel Journal Cover Graphic 45 by Ginny Nemchak on Snapguide.  

Ginny's Snapguide Tutorial


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Supply List

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Graphic 45 Come Away With Me~Wanderlust

Graphic 45 Come Away With Me~Globetrotter

Graphic 45 Come Away With Me~Pleasure Trip

Graphic 45 Come Away With Me~Travel Odyssey

Graphic 45 Come Away With Me~Vintage Voyage

Graphic 45 Come Away With Me~Cosmopolitan

Graphic 45 Come Away With Me~Look Out World

Graphic 45 Come Away With Me~Tags and Pockets

Graphic 45 Come Away With Me~Stickers

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Graphic 45 Come Away With Me~Journaling and Ephemera Cards

Graphic 45 Metal Staples~Ornate Metal Label Holder

Really Reasonable Ribbon Trims

Really Reasonable Ribbon Mulberry Flowers

Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs Distress Ink

Chipboard Frame

Vintage Buttons

 

Thanks for joining us today! Join us tomorrow for more great ideas from the Design Team.

 

Happy Album-Making!

 

Graphic 45

 

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

December 31, 2014

New Year's Creations with Time to Flourish

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Happy New Year's Eve, dear G45ers! We hope you have a wonderful and fun night ushering in 2015. Before you get to the festivities, how about some great New Year inspiration? We have two fabulous creations from Yumi Muraeda and Ginger Ropp using Time to Flourish. One is a New Year's book by Yumi so that your year is fully documented by the end of 2015. Next, we have a beautiful block calendar by the amazing Ginger. So many fantastic ideas for this New Year's Eve.

Our contest is still going on this week! Want to win? Enter below:

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Enjoy this beautiful Time to Flourish New Year's Book and tutorial from the incredible Yumi. What a great idea to capture all your memories!

"This is just 9 steps to make such a Beautiful “Time to Flourish Schedule Book”

Add your Photo and Journal each month  and after 1year you have your own Memory Album!

It is Fun! Please enjoy!" ~Yumi

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Check out How to Time to Flourish Schedule Note / Scrapbooking by Yumi Muraeda on Snapguide.  

Yumi's Snapguide Tutorial


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Each page is so perfect for the month! Imagine all the possiblilites this New Year holds. What a joy!


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Supply List

Graphic45 Time to Flourish    6’ pad
Graphic45 Time to Flourish    Calendar pad
Graphic45 Time to Flourish   12’ pad
Graphic45 Time to Flourish   Alphabet Stickers
Graphic45 Time to Flourish   Stickers
Graphic45 Washi tape
12’ Chipboard (2 of one set)
Core’dinations Signature Series “Sweet Apricot” “ Pearl Blush”
Bind it All 1’ wire

Now, we have a gorgeous block calendar by Ginger using Time to Flourish and various other G45 collections. We love how she used so many vivid colors to create this beautiful piece!

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Supply List

Graphic 45 Time to Flourish 8x8 Paper Pad
Graphic 45 Time to Floursh Alphabet Stickers
Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Chipboard 2
Graphic 45 Couture Collection 12x12 Fashion
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Graphic 45 Black Regular Tag Album
Darice Craftwood Unfinished Wood Block Calendar
Tim Holtz Foundations
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Walnut Stain
Recollections Flowers
Beacons Fast Finish Decoupage

There's an extra treat for you today! Lori Williams shares the most brilliant winter project on the Paper Crafter's Library Blog. Go take a look!

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Thanks so much for joining us today. We hope you have a safe and glorious New Year's Eve! All our wishes for a great evening.

Happy New Year!

Graphic 45

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

December 30, 2014

Get Ready for 2015 with Graphic 45!

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It is New Year's week and we are filling your Tuesday with fantastic ideas for 2015 with Time to Flourish! Annette Green and Keri Sallee will inspire your handmade calendars. Annette shares an amazing desktop infinity calendar and tutorial. Then, Keri shows you a fussy cutting masterpiece! Enjoy these great ideas just in time for 2015.

Before we jump in, don't forget to enter our giveaway this week! You could make a beautiful mini album with Botanical Tea:

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You are going to fall in love with Annette's Time to Flourish desktop calendar. She provides a tutorial and PDFs for this year's calendar months and days. Fantastic!

"I’m delighted with Time To Flourish because I love making a customized calendar each new year. But if you’re not one to take on this creative endeavor every year, the solution is easy. Simply build the calendar so that the date portion is removable and replaceable year after year. This desktop calendar is designed to hold two cards on top: the month’s cut-aparts as a pretty decorative piece and a simple calendar with the actual dates. Once the month is over, store the cards inside the book box, toss the little calendar portion, and move on to the next month’s cards. I used an old favorite Graphic 45 collection for the outside of my box: Botanicabella from 2011, but any neutral black and tan pattern would do, of which there are plenty in most Graphic 45 collections. " ~Annette

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Annette's YouTube Tutorial


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Download Annette's PDF Calendar Templates:

Download 2015 Calendar Small 1 (1)

Download 2015 Calendar Small 2

Supply List

Graphic 45 Time To Flourish 8” x 8” pad

Graphic 45 Regular Kraft Book Box

Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Door Pulls, 2

Graphic 45 Botanicabella (retired) papers to cover the box

Core’dinations Signature Series cardstock for Graphic 45

Several Sheets of Plain Kraft Cardstock

Black Acrylic Paint

Tarnished Brass Distress Paint

Sizzix Alterations Dies for all die cuts

Metal keyhole

Striped ribbon, May Arts

 

Keri made a brilliant calendar using canvases and Time to Flourish that can be used for years to come! Her fussy cutting on this is so beautiful. Love this!

 

"I LOVE 'Time to Flourish!' The colors are lush and vibrant and there isn’t one paper that I pulled out that I didn’t 'OOO and AAAHHHH' over. With it being a 'calendar' based collection, I knew I wanted to showcase that aspect, but I didn’t want to make a typical calendar because it’s of no use the after the year ends {insert tears!} So I decided to make a 'perpetual calendar', which basically means that dates are done as a list by month, instead of on a grid calendar where they are assigned to specific days of the week. That way...you can keep it always! Just display the month you are on to keep track of all of those important dates.

 

For my base, I found these great 8.5x6 burlap canvases at Walmart (yes...WALMART!) for 2/$4. I joined them at the back using a strip of leftover canvas, lightly tacked with hot glue and then secured with upholstery tacks." ~Keri

 

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Supply List

 

“Time to Flourish” 12x12 Pad

“Time to Flourish” 8x8 Pad

“Time to Flourish” Decorative Stickers

Metal Clothspins

Other Supplies:

Beacon 3-n-1 Adhesive

Hot Glue

Burlap Canvases-Walmart

Navy Canvas-Hobby Lobby

Upholstery Tacks-Lowes

 

We love these fabulous calendar ideas. And who doesn't love a calendar that can be used for years to come? Thanks for joining us today, and big thanks to Annette and Keri for their great ideas.

 

Happy Calendar-Making,

 

Graphic 45

 

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