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May 03, 2011

Decorated With Love: A Fond Farewell to Christie Bryant

Hello Glorious Crafters,

A very happy Tuesday to all of you! We hope you are having a lovely day. We've got a bunch of beautiful crafts to share with you today from the wonderful Christie Bryant of our 2010 Design Team. Christie has been a member of our Design Team for two years and we will miss her amazing talent in 2011. We want to thank her for all of her gorgeous contributions as a member of our team. We wanted to give her a very fond farewell today and share with you some of her creations. A few of these projects are brand new, and some have been featured in the past. We wanted to share with you a good mix of Christie's amazing talent. We know she'll continue to make wonderful crafts and we are very grateful for all the fine work she's done for us over the past two years. It's been a sincere joy to have her on our team.

Here is a perfect example of Christie's amazing talent. This beautiful Once Upon a Springtime paper flower bouquet combines her knack for color, and texture, with a fun, delicate style.

"This little treasure was created to go inside one of my apothecary jars. I intend to make several more in different varieties. This green and black accent, started with a small foam ball. I made several paper flowers using Tiny Treasures and Enchanted Forest  from the Once Upon a Springtime line. I used a glue gun to attach the paper flowers to the foam ball and also to add the crystal beads to the center of each flower. I finished this little accent off by using pins to attach black tulle. Another simple project. But if you attempt to make one for yourself, I must warn you: it did take quite a while to make all the paper flowers, hence the "intend to make several more"." -Christie Bryant



Below is a great example of Christie's knack for creating amazing banners. This wonderful Once Upon a Springtime and Curtain Call banner has such an uplifting sentiment and elegance. It's the perfect banner for your creative work space!

"This mini "Love to Create" banner is smaller than it appears.  Each section is only 2 1/2 inches high, and 2 inches wide.  My craft room color accents are green and black so I wanted create a simple little Graphic 45 Banner that matched my color scheme. I pulled the green from the Tiny Treasures in the Once Upon a Springtime line and the black is, Leading Ladies from the Curtain Call Line. I simply used my sewing machine to attach the banner to ribbon, added a little trim and the embellishments. Easy-peasy." -Christie Bryant




"I had so much fun creating these little green and black accents for my craft room. Every time I look at them I will think of how much I have enjoyed being part of the amazing Graphic 45 design team and how much I appreciate the opportunity to work for such lovely family company" -Christie Bryant

"Sweet Little Abby"

Supply List:

Graphic 45, Times Nouveau
Graphic 45, Metal Staples
American Crafts Cardstock, red embossed
American Crafts Thickers
Black ribbon, green lace, black thread


Supply List:
Graphic 45 Le Romantique
Graphic 45 Metal Staples
American Crafts Cardstock, black
Green thread, pearl brads, ribbon

"Aunt Dixie's Garden"

Supply List:
Graphic 45 Domestic Goddess
American Crafts Cardstock, Craft
black thread, lace, twine, doily

We have loved having Christie on our team! It was such a joy to see her latest Graphic 45 creations. Here are some of our favorite crafts that she's created over the years. Have a look at this beautiful Le Romantique card! It's the perfect statement of love with its soothing colors and soft textures. So pretty!


Domestic Goddess is the perfect collection for creating recipe books. Here is a wonderful mini recipe book that Christie created. It's so pretty with its festive ribbons, flowers, and vibrant colors. Yum!


Feast your eyes on this amazing Steampunk Debutant layout! There are so many pretty details to behold in this stunning LO! The central photo and caption are simply priceless! Plus it's loaded with lots of three-dimensional elements such as our Flower Staples and Chipboard Button Staples. The entire piece radiates with joy!


I totally love this colorful banner that Christie made with our Transatlantique collection. It's another amazing example of her talent for creating beautiful banners. This looks magnificent hanging over the fireplace!


Here is another gorgeous layout by Christie. This Le Romantique LO is so fantastically elegant. Christie has such a talent for creating amazing balance and movement in her work. With its pretty flowers, lavish textures, and soft colors, this LO is such an inspiring work of art.


Here we have a wonderful little mini album featuring our Fashionista collection. I love the soft colors that contrast against deep red ribbons and flowers. This mini is simply stunning!


This is a wonderful Times Nouveau card by Christie. I love sweet cards like this that can be used for any occasion. This card is simple and pretty. It's an amazing gift!


This fantastic Steampunk Debutant layout was a huge hit when it premiered on our blog a few months ago. Such a fun and clever idea! It's also really beautiful with its amazing chipboard, clock gear metal embellishments, and terrific central photographs. This LO is just perfect! A true craft triumph!


This is a fantastic Le Cirque tag that Christie created this summer. It is so gorgeous! I love that vibrant red ribbon at the top! All of the elements in this tag really come together to create something fun and spectacular.


We want to thank the amazing Christie Bryant each and every one of her contributions as part of our Design Team. We wish her the very best in her creative endevours. It has been a true joy to have her on our team and we will deeply miss her wonderful and inspiring style. Thank you Chrsitie! You rock!

Crafters, be sure to check out Christie's amazing blog Pretty Paper Blog for more craft inspiration. It's filled with tons of marvelous ideas that we're sure you'll love!

Join us tomorrow for more amazing crafts and good cheer. Don't forget to leave us comments on our blog and new Facebook page for your chance to win this week's blog prize!

Happy Papercrafting!

Team Graphic 45


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Great projects

Beautiful projects!

Wow!! so beautiful!!!

Fabulous projects! love the bouquet! TFS

I never thought of using Domestic Goddess on the Family Recipe Books I'm making for my daughters!! Thanks for the wondeful idea!!

Christie! I am in love with your projects and the colours you have used and the way you place the paper collections together! you bring them so much life. I will keep in touch and I hope that you have many things in store for your creavitity. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with me on this wonderful DT.
Laura De La Rosa

Lovely, lovely work!

such beautiful work! g45, you seem to find some of the most talented people! :O) then people like me can drool!!! :O)
thanx christie and g45

I love Christie's style. Her banners and cards are so lovely! But her page layouts are just beyond perfect!

I am stunned !

Lovely projects! The bouquet is so unusual and the blue/pink layout is beautiful!

So much variety and Oh so talented

Beautifully done!

Wow! Thank you for the super-sweet post! It has been such an honor to be among such talent!
I am forever grateful to Diane, Aimee, Charee and all the G45 DT for the wonderful, creative memories and for the many beautiful friendships, I just know we will all be forever friends.

Such talent, Christie. I look forward to your future creations, wherever and whatever they may be.

Absolutely gorgeous work!!!! I am always amazed by the talented people at Graphic 45. Good luck to you Christie!

awww bye Christie love the stache layout

I love it all!!! The stitching on some of the pieces really set the project off. Thank you for all the inspiration!!!!

Thank you for featuring Christie and all her gorgeous projects. She really knows how to rock-on paper, doesn't she? I'm going to miss her as a DT this year, too. She is such a great source of inspiration! Love that girl!

Lovely projects! I particularly like the tag album (I'm fond of tags!) and all the little details.

Such variety and clever use of all your fabulous paper. I love them!

Absolutely stunning work Christie! You are so inpiring!

Christine, you have so much talent and a wonderful creative mind and eye for projects. thanks for sharing your talent with the industry.

Christie's blog is one of my favorites! I love all that she creates. So much talent!

Beautiful. Wonderful details!

I am a huge fan of the stunning creations made by Christie and I always will be! Thank your for sharing!
Kind regards, Odetta Donners

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