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March 03, 2017

Adorn Yourself with Graphic 45!

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You are going to love the gorgeous jewelry ideas from Lena Astafeva and Einat Kessler today! They have such stunning handmade pieces. First, see a wonderful handmade brooch by Lena that she made for her daughter! Such a great idea. You can learn how to make your own with her video tutorial! 

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"I made a brooch for my daughter. I used Staples Graphic 45 and cotton. Daughter happy to wear this brooch." ~Lena

  Lena's Video Tutorial

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Supply List :

Stamped Metal Brads
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keys
Cotton collection “A Ladies Diary”
Cotton
Acryl color
Stamps Graphic 45

Now, enjoy this amazing necklace by Einat. She has a fabulous tutorial for you this Friday, as well. Take a look:

Metal Necklace, Staples, Einat Kessler, Product by Graphic 45 photo 1

"Creating jewelry was a new experience for me. However it was really fun to come up with ways to use different Staples as building blocks for my jewelry. I used the different Staples to create a long necklace with a shabby chic look. It came out so great I think I’ll be wearing it myself!" ~Einat

Check out How to Create a Metal Necklace by Einat Kessler on Snapguide.

Einat's Snapguide Tutorial

Metal Necklace, Staples, Einat Kessler, Product by Graphic 45 photo 3

Tip: Always think outside the box. A metal knob and key don’t have to be just embellishments on paper projects they can be metal parts in earrings, necklaces or broach.

Tip: Match the color of your metal parts when you create a project. Staples come in different colors!

Metal Necklace, Staples, Einat Kessler, Product by Graphic 45 photo 2

Supply List

Shabby Chic Metal Clock Keys
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key Holes
Shabby Chic Metal Door Plates and Knobs
Shabby Chic Door Pull
Chain
2 Inch Eye Pins
7 mm Jump Rings

 

 

Now, let's announce our randomly chosen winner of this week's blog contest. Our winner is...

-Denaha Doss: As always, these papers are beautiful! I love the colors and the roses!

Congratulations, Denaha! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Thanks to everyone who took part!

Off to the Races, ATC Book Box, Metal Prize $40 Graphic 45

Do you make your own handmade jewelry? We love these fabulous ideas! Have a great weekend, G45ers. Hope it's wonderful!

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

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

March 02, 2017

Superb Ideas with Secret Garden

  Secret Garden tiny shadow box for Graphic 45, by Aneta Matuszewska, photo 1

Now that it's March, it makes us long for Spring! Get Spring-ready with gorgeous projects from Aneta Matuszewska and Kathy Clement today! Check them out here:

Secret Garden tiny shadow box for Graphic 45, by Aneta Matuszewska, photo 1

"While I’m waiting for spring to come, I’ve made myself tiny and romantic shadow box using Secret Garden collection and Tea Time collection." ~Aneta

 

Aneta's Video Tutorial

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Supply List

Staples:
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key Holes
Papers:
Secret Garden
Tea Time

Now, Kathy has a stunning altered box and tag album using Secret GardenSee the Spring beauty!

Secret Garden Tag Album Tutorial, Secret Garden, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

"The Secret Garden was one of my favorite childhood books.  I loved reading how Mary and Dickon worked together to transform a neglected and overgrown walled garden into a magical paradise.  The Graphic 45 Deluxe Collector’s Edition captures all the magic and delight of the book.   The colors and images speak of springtime and beauty.  They are the perfect way to add life and color to wintertime crafting.

I chose to alter this book box to honor my childhood fondness for the story.  Since I only had a kraft book box on hand, I painted all the edge with cream chalk paint and then covered the box with papers from the collection.  


To capture the magic of the story and these papers, I made a shaker front for the box.  I have real lavender blossoms, sequins, glitter and small bits and pieces from the chipboard punch outs inside the shaker top. I chose the image because it reminded me of my mom and her always positive take on life.  I hope you’ll enjoy the video tour of the project, and perhaps find inspiration to create your own magical secret garden." ~Kathy

 

Secret Garden Book Box and Tag Album Video Tour

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Check out How to Graphic 45 Secret Garden Tag Album Insert by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.

Kathy's Secret Garden Tag Album Snapguide Tutorial

 

Check out How to Quick & Easy Secret Garden Card W/Graphic 45 by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.

Secret Garden Quick & Easy Card Snapguide Tutorial

Tip: If you don’t have an Ivory Book Box (I didn’t) paint the edges of a kraft box with ivory chalk paint.  Chalk paint creates a lovely shabby chic finish.

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Tip: Shake things up!  Create a shaker top for your book box by layering clear foam tape and and a panel of clear acetate over the top of your paper design.  Fill with real lavender blossoms, sequins, seed beads, small chipboard pieces and glitter.

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Tip: Create a pocket on the inside flap of your book box and then fill it with a pretty card.  I’ve created a Snapguide tutorial to show you how I made the quick and easy rose card.that is tucked into my pocket.

Tip: Paint the edges of kraft tags with paint and then sand and stamp to achieve a shabby chic finish.

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Tip: Metal staples can be altered easily with paint!  I added a base coat of ivory chalk paint to mine, then when the paint was dry, I tapped the raised areas with Tattered Rose Distress Paint.

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Tip: Tie lots of different types of ivory ribbon and trim onto your binding ring to add great texture and a shabby chic finish to your tag album.

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Tip: Use scraps of paper and cardstock to create fun folios within your tag album.  I’ve created a Snapguide tutorial to show you how.

Secret Garden Tag Album in a Box Tutorial, Secret Garden, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 9

Supply List:

Graphic 45 Secret Garden Deluxe Collector’s Edition
Staples Kraft or Ivory Book Box and Tag Album
Staples Ornate Shabby Chic Keys
Staples Ornate Shabby Chic Door Pull
Staples Metal Label Holder
Staples Ornate Shabby Chic Metal Key Hole
Staples Ornate Shabby Chic Brads
Assorted Ivory Ribbons and Trim
Scor Tape
Petaloo Ivory Canvas Briar Roses
Petaloo Purple Darjeeling Mixed Blossoms
Petaloo Soft Lavender Forget Me Nots
Several sheets of ivory cardstock
Mini clothespins
Whisper Chalk Finish Paint (Americana Decor)
Tattered Rose Distress ink
Small Magnets
Scoring Tool
Ruler
Crop a Dile ¼” corner rounder
Clear Acetate
Lavender blossoms
Sequins
Kool Tac Clear Foam Tape
Ivory buttons

This week we are giving away Off to the Races and an ATC Book Box and Metal Door Pull Staples!  What a fun prize pack! Who wants to win? Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to take part! This is a super fun prize pack, so make sure to enter today!

Off to the Races, ATC Book Box, Metal Prize $40 Graphic 45

We can't wait to see what YOU are creating for Spring, G45ers! Have a fabulous day!

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

March 01, 2017

Create a Box, Notebook, and ATCs with Nature Sketchbook!

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Happy March, G45ers! It's National Craft Month! Let's make it a great one full of creativity! Alexandra Morein has the most beautiful set of projects today using Nature Sketchbook. You will love her video tutorial and all the amazing techniques she uses for this great set of goodies. Take a look here:

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"The project which I am sharing with you today features the stunning “Nature Sketchbook” collection. I got the idea of the box design after finding a simple acrylic sheet in my stash. I had it for a while and I am glad I used it now for the lid of the box, which turned out really substantial, shiny and beautiful.

The box has a pull-out compartments under the notebook, and the 3 ATC cards which I made using the left-over papers are stored in that compartment, while on top of it you can see the notebook.

I like to build my projects from scratch using plain chipboard. It always seems magical to me how flat sheets connected to one another result in various 3d projects. If you like to build things from chipboard like I do, you will be happy to know that there is a full tutorial for putting this project together. With a bit of patience and free time you can get yourself the same set. Don’t forget about the gorgeous Graphic 45 papers too ☺

The cutting guide for all of the chipboard elements will be posted on my blog.


I really hope that you find this project inspiring enough and you will give it a go." ~Alexandra

 

Alexandra's Nature Sketchbook Tutorial

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Supply List

Flora Fascination
Monarch Majesty

Beautiful World
Verdant Woodlands
Harmonious Honeybees
Wildflower Bouquet
Diary of a Botanist
Nature Sketchbook Journaling Chipboard

 This week we are giving away Off to the Races and an ATC Book Box and Metal Door Pull Staples!  What a fun prize pack! Who wants to win? Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to take part! This is a super fun prize pack, so make sure to enter today!

Off to the Races, ATC Book Box, Metal Prize $40 Graphic 45

Thanks to Alexandra for her stunning work! Thanks for joining us, G45ers. Have a creative day!

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

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

February 28, 2017

Create with Tags Staples & Policy Envelopes

  Tag mini, Nature Sketchbook, tutorial by Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (01)

We love seeing all the different possibilities with our Tag Staples! Today, Maggi Harding and Nico Scrap give such incredible ideas! Maggi has an interactive tag album below with a tutorial. What a fun idea with Nature Sketchbook! Let's see it up close: 

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"My love affair with Nature Sketchbook continues!  Today I have a really fun Tag & Policy Envelope Mini Snapguide tutorial to share with you.  The mini has interactive pages and hidden tags and best of all, you can put this together in less than a day so that makes it even better!" ~Maggi

 

 Maggi's Video Tour

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Check out How to Make a Policy Envelope & Tag Mini by Maggi HARDING on Snapguide.



Maggi's Snapguide Tutorial

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Tip:  Save your scraps, they are great for minis.  Those little strips that you cut off here and there are great for embellishing tags and mini pages.  No scrap is too small!  

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Tip: Don't be afraid to hang things off the page, it will add a fun visual element to your project.

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Supply List

Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook collection:
12 x 12  Pad
Tags & Pockets
Journaling Chipboard
Decorative Chipboard
Sticker Sheet
Ephemera Cards
Staples Policy Envelopes - Large Black
Staples Large Tag Album - Black
Other Supplies:
Petaloo Botanic mini flowers
Petaloo Darjeeling mini flowers
Petaloo Darjeeling butterflies
Creative Embellishments Washi Tape Clusters
Creative Embellishments foliage
Cheery Lynn Designs Pierced Stacker 3   Die Set - XL21
Cheery Lynn Designs Swedish Spring Oval Frame Die FRM135
36" yellow ribbon
Miscellaneous bits of ribbon

Nico Scrap has the most gorgeous take on "vintage" - check out his amazing tags below!

Bee tags, Botanicabella , photo 1 , by Nico Scrap, Product by Graphic 45

"Four tags, one word…Bees! I always loved insects, especially bees and that’s why i thought to make four tags with this theme….and of course a TON of metal embellishments! A lot of black, yellows and vintage stuff…SO GRAPHIC45!

Hope you’ll like it as much as i have loved making it!" ~Nico Scrap

 

Nico Scrap's Video Tutorial

Bee tags, Botanicabella , photo 2 , by Nico Scrap, Product by Graphic 45

Bee tags, Botanicabella , photo 3 , by Nico Scrap, Product by Graphic 45

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Bee tags, Botanicabella , photo 5 , by Nico Scrap, Product by Graphic 45

Supply List

Nature Sketchbook paper collection Graphic45
Botanicabella paper collection Graphic45
Safari Adventure alphabet stiker Graphic45
Enchanted Forest alphabet stiker Graphic45
Brown ink Graphic45
Square tag kraft Graphic45
Ornate metal laber holder Graphic45
ornate metal key holes
Metal embellisment Scrapunlimited
Wood chipboard
String
Scissor
Double sided tape
Distresser
Glue gun

This week we are giving away Off to the Races and an ATC Book Box and Metal Door Pull Staples!  What a fun prize pack! Who wants to win? Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to take part! This is a super fun prize pack, so make sure to enter today!

Off to the Races, ATC Book Box, Metal Prize $40 Graphic 45

What ideas do you have for our Tag Staples? Share your projects on our Facebook page! We love to see your work.

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

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

February 26, 2017

A Splendid Stamp Tutorial with Lena!

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All of our collections come with a stamp set, but often times you may need ideas on how to use these stamps. Well, Lena Astafeva has a genius stamp tutorial for us this Sunday! You will love her techniques with watercolors and Children's Hour stamps! You'll definitely want to try it.

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"I love to use stamps Graphic 45. I often combine stamps and watercolor paints.

Work with the stamps is very exciting. So every month I will show books with stamps." ~Lena

 

Lena's Stamp Tutorial Video

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Supply List :

Children's Hour 8x8 Pad
Children's Hour Cling Stamp 2
Children's Hour Cling Stamp 1
Watercolor

What a great idea for how to use your stamps! Thanks so much, Lena! Have a fabulous Sunday, G45ers!

Happy Stamping,

The G45 Family

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