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October 26, 2011

Introducing Tropical Travelogue Coordinating Sticker Sets!

Hello G45ers,

Welcome to another day of spectacular island fun as we unveil more sneak peeks of our new collection Tropical Travelogue! We are so glad you're joining us! Today we're going to show you something very special! For the first time ever we're releasing gorgeous 12x12 coordinating sticker sets with Tropical Travelogue! As you can see from these amazing images, Tropical Travelogue is going to be a tremendously fun collection with tons of possibilities for creativity! With so many vibrant new designs and vivid colors, your imagination will take flight! We are proud to introduce these beautiful new stickers from Tropical Travelogue!

Tropical Travelogue Cardstock Stickers

Tropical Travelogue Cardstock Alphabet Stickers

Also, today we are celebrating the birthday of one of our beloved design team members, the fabulous Jane Tregenza. Jane's work is an inspiration to all of us and it is always a pleasure to feature her crafts on our blog. Her love for crafting is obvious in every single gorgeous piece she creates. She has an impeccable artistic vision and warmth that shines through in her work. We appreciate everything that she adds to our Graphic 45 family. Jane is a true artist and a fabulous lady. We wish her a very happy birthday! You're the best, Jane!

Today we're featuring some awesome crafts that Jane has made. The first one was a birthday gift that she made for Diane on her birthday. Since we've got this fun birthday theme going on today we thought it would be nice to show this amazing piece. It's got all the class and sophistication of true Jane Tregenza craft creation!

"When Charee asked me if I would like to make something for Diane’s birthday, I knew exactly what I wanted to make. I love this style of scrapbooking/altered art. It also gave me a  way to use lots of Diane’s wonderful papers and embellishments. Charee was able to send me some photos and I got more from Facebook! The frame size is 50 inches. This means there are about 144 1 ½ x 1x1/2 inch squares needed to make a collage this big. I find that 40 photos and 104 squares works the best. Some squares are bigger and count for 4. It’s a great way to use all those favourite emblements that on a 12x12 layout would just get lost. I love words and quotes, so I have included lots on my project. I hope Diane enjoys it as much as I did making it. Happy Birthday, Diane!" -Jane Tregenza





And here we have a gorgeous layout also by Jane Tregenza! She's even created a fun and inspiring tutorial so you can create one of your very own! There are some great techniques in this tutorial! We know you're going to love it!

"I love using Graphic 45 print papers for my layouts and I love the challenge of using prints from different collections that you would never normally think to put together. This layout is a case in point. The Print paper Magnigique and Woodland Fantasy are two papers that you would not think to match together, but they work perfectly for this layout. I love the strong colors’ of magnitique and woodland fantasy is one of my all time favorite Graphic 45 prints. I love this photo of my daughter Kate taken one day while she was working. I decided to use the terra cotta colors’ in the card stock to bring out her skin tone. This also allowed me to  use all the pretty flowers in strong colors’ from Bohemian Floral ( another favorite) and my trusty pointy scissors for some fussy cutting! I used a butterfly from Imaginarium as a base and added the flowers and leaves to make it the feature on my layout.  I love the simple look to the layout, the strong colors’ from the Graphic 45 papers and the fact that the photo is the focal. I have done a tutorial for anyone wanting to have a go." -Jane Tregenza

Finished page
Graphic 45 print papers – Magnifique, Woodland Fantasy, Hautee Courture, Curtain Call, Sweet Heart of Mine, Time flies, Bohemian Floral.
Cornations Cardstock
5 ¼ x 7 ¼ inches Olive
5 ¾ x 7 ¾ inches Rustic
Color box inks – olive pastel
Imaginarium Designs Chipboard
IDP0005 Just You
IDS0002 Butterfly with cut out wings
TDT0011 Oval Frames
Please note all measurements are in inches:


Step 3

1.       Use the 12 inch x 12 inch (Magnifique) print paper as your base paper. We will be layering all the other papers on top of this one.  If you want to, you can ink around the edges.

2.       Cut your black cardstock back to 10 ½ inches x 10 ½ inches and tape it down to the middle of the base print paper.

3.       Cut your next piece of print paper (woodland fantasy) back to 10 ¼ inches x 10 ¼ inches, ink around the edges and tape to the middle of the black cardstock.

4.       Cut your cream cardstock back to 9 inches x 9 inches. You can ink it with green ink.  Don’t tape this one to your other papers at this stage. We will work on it and tape it down later.

Step 6
5.        Measure up from the bottom of the cream cardstock 1 ½ inches and make a mark on the cardstock. Do this at each end of your page. This will give you a line to place your tape onto your page; you can then add the ribbon to your page.  Wrap the ends of the ribbon to the back of your cream cardstock and tape them down.

6.       Cut a piece of Hautee Courture to 2 ½ inches to 7 ½ inches, ink it and tape it down to your page. To place it correctly measure in from the right side of the cream cardstock ½ inch and measure up from the bottom of the cream cardstock ½ inch.  You should have about 1 inch space at the top.

Step 5
7.       Cut a piece of Curtain Call to 1 inch x 12 inches. To place it correctly, measure in from the right side of the cream cardstock 1 ¼ inches. This means it will be in the middle of your Hautee Couture print paper. Fold it underneath the cream card stock, top and bottom Tape it down.

8.       Cut a piece of Sweet Heart of Mine to 3 inches x 4 inches, ink around the edges. To place it correctly measure in ¼ inch from the right edge of the cream cardstock and measure up 1 ¼ inches from the bottom of the cardstock.

Step 9
9.       You need to ink your title “just you” with green ink. You can embossing this with a stamp with clear embossing powder, to do this you will need to ink your title, dry it with a heat gun. This is important, as this will stop the powder adhering to the whole title. Stamp the title with the stamp of your choice with embossing ink and place into the powder. Blow to remove excess powder and heat with a heat gun. Glue to your page in the bottom right corner.

10.   Cut out the butterflies from your Time Flies sheet. You will need one large, two medium and two smaller ones from the back of the papers. You can cut some leaves from this sheet as well (you need them to add to the chipboard butterfly. You will need to finish the rest of the page before sticking your cut out butterflies on.

11.   Cut Flowers and stems out of the Bohemian Floral print paper.

12.   Put glue only on the back body of your large cream butterfly. This will let you bend the wings up slightly. Glue it you your page as shown in the photo, it will fit over your title. Attach your large flower to the middle of the butterfly with double sided foam tape. Add all the smaller stems/flowers to your butterfly with foam tape. Make sure you tuck all the ends in under your middle flower.

13.   Use some of your leftover woodland fantasy to back your chipboard oval frame and glue it down as shown in the photo.

14.   Add four black photo corners to your cream square and tape it down to the base papers. Make sure it is in the middle of the green print paper.

15.   You can now place your butterflies on to the page wherever you like.

16.   Cut a 7 ¼ x 7 ¼ inch from the olive cardstock. Cut a 7 ¾ x 7 ¾ inch piece from the Rustic card stock and tape them together. Add your photo and tape it to your page to the left of your layout.

You are now finished!

Well, that's all for today! We want to thank Jane Tregenza for her stunning work today and wish her a fabulous birthday! We hope you will all join us tomorrow for more Tropical Travelogue sneak peeks and design team projects! It's going to be another unbeatable day of inspiration! Remember to leave us blog and Facebook comments this week for your chance to win the entire Tropical Travelogue collection! Thank you all for stopping by today! Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Happy Papercrafting!

Team Graphic 45



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Wow! Love these projects! That collage is stunning and the layout is gorgeous! Thanks for the tutorial!

What a lovely idea!

Love everything about this layout especially that, even with all the colours, the photo remains the focal point! Thanks for sharing!

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PICK ME!!!!!!!!!!!! This is such an amazing line. I NEED it! Everything about it screams "Get Me"!!!!!! Thanks for sharing the beautiful projects and the chance to win!

The ABC stickers are great- are they a first for G45?

so pretty

Love that sticker set. I can see it disappearing off the shelves. And that wall collage by Jane is simply gorgeous!!! What a brilliant idea and so beautifully executed.

OOooohhh wow.. what a great layout, Jane!!! I love it - fantastic work!

Oh I love this new collection!

HB to Jane and just love all the cool ideas that have been presented! The new stickers will make an awesome addition to the papers and stamps!

WOW! I LOVE that tray! What a great idea for a gift. Thanks for the tutorial on your page. Great design, detail, and depth.

the stickers are so cute!:)

What a gorgeous layout and tray! Wow, that's scuh a great idea! Happy birthday to you, Jane!

All I can say is WOW. These projects are fantastic! The Tropical line...I like the stickers the best.

The Tropical Travelogue collection just keeps getting better! The stickers are fabulous!

Really some great ideas! I have a project where these will come in handy! Thank you!

What a fantastic layout! I AM LOVING your new line! I have to play with this one as soon as possible!!!


I love this new line. Its Beautiful! Thank you for the opportunity to win this awesome line of papers.

I LOVE how you combined the different collections into one stunning layout. Thanks for the inspiration!

Every day, every peek just gets more stunning!! The frame and layout are beyond divine, Jane Tregenza should be a permanent member of your design team, her work is always incredible!!!

Another wonderful addition! The colors are all so fabulous. Thank you for sharing.

beautiful layout, I love all the details. Lovely textures and layering, great photos and embellishments. thank you for sharing and a chance to win. Happy Birthday to Jane!

Happy Birthday Jane! I hope that its a great one! I also want to say that I adore the stickers! I have sooooo many vacation pictures that these would work perfect for!

The stickers are a great idea!!! Maybe Graphic 45 will think about adding a sticker line for the collections that are already available?!

Jane's work is breathtaking and inspiring. Love the tutorial, too.


The collage art is utterly stunning! Gives me all kinds of ideas. I have a lot of heritage flotsam and jetsam and think how cool it would be to do this kind of thing with all the photos of the fam tree through the last century and heritage pieces blended in, along with all the quotes, etc. Wow, just wow. Thanks SO much for posting this!

The frame and the layout are just gorgeous! Love them. Thanx so much for the tutorial!

Happy Birthday Jane, enjoy your day!

Love the new line of paper. I will have to take a tropical vacation so I can use it.

I LOVE this new paper collection!

Thanks for the tutorial, very detailed. And gorgeous stickers, remind me of summer holidays for sure :-D Vron

Beautiful stickers! Love the collage art and layouts too. Jane is one talented lady.

Great Tutorial, I love this 12X12 layout.

Jane's frame project is just fantastic. I think I will definitely have to make something like this! I love the step by step assembly of the scrap page as well.

I'm so excited for this new collection - even the stickers, which I NEVER buy but I MUST have these! It's going to be perfect for scrapping our second Hawaiian honeymoon from earlier this year! :)

Jane, thank you—thank you for the absolutely INCREDIBLE tray—I will treasure it! Have a HAPPY BIRTHDAY dear friend!!!

Wow! Love these stickers! This collection is incredible!

This collection is awesome and can't wait to see it in person at my LSS.

Beautiful collection! The stickers really rock.

OMG those are awesome! Such amazing detail in the first project! LOVE it!

Beautiful stickers and great designs from Jane!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! Those are just gorgeous, as usual!

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