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November 10, 2011

Amazing Layout Possibilities From Our Design Team!

Hello G45ers! 

We would like to welcome you for another awesome day of craft delights here at Graphic 45. Today we're all about layouts! We have so many beautiful papers and embellishments and there are countess ways to combine our products to make imaginative and gorgeous layouts. Today you will see some stunning examples of innovative layouts by Nicole Eccles, Hilde Janbroers and Gloria Stengel. These LOs are filled with super inspiring ideas that will take your breath away! It's going to be marvelous day! So lets get started!

This first brilliant creation was made by Nicole Eccles. This layout is a perfect example of what can happen when you combine different Graphic 45 collections in your projects. Nicole combined Hallowe'en in Wonderland, An ABC Primer, Once Upon a Springtime, A Proper Gentleman and Le Cirque to create this hypnotic and enchanting LO. Get ready to be wowed as Nicole describes her inspiration for this magical LO!

"With all the amazing storybook inspired papers Graphic 45 has created, I wanted to create a layout the combined them all!  Something that had a fun storybook feel with all my favorite characters, mixed with the lovely inspiration of An abc primer.   To bring them all together I decided to create a layout that said,  “ Create your Storybook Ending”.  This way I could have books, fairies, even my daughter sitting on a hill with butterfly wings!    This layout could have so many variations depending on characters used! For the tree, since I wanted a more surreal feel I decided to go with  blues and purples for the leaves.  Each leaf was loosely hand cut, then folded slightly for dimension before glueing to the layout.
Among the leaves are clocks, gears, buttons and fairies. Creating a truly magical storybook feel!!!" -Nicole Eccles

Graphic 45 papers:
Hampton Arts: Patterned Butterflies Clear Stamps
Colorbox: Decades Inks Photogenic, Bon voyage,  Purple Pigment Ink
Ranger: Glossy accents, Xmas Red stickles, Metal Gears, Frayed Burlap distress ink
7 gypsies: Metal Gears
Scrapbook Adhesives: 3D Foam Squares
Tombow Glue Stick
Marvy Uchida: Heart Punch
Quickutz: fence
Accucut: Tree
Fonts: Dolphin, Onyx
Other: Buttons

This next lively creation is by the wonderful Hilde Janbroers. Using An ABC Primer, Hilde created a lavishly layered and embellished layout that will warm your heart. Hilde loves to use lots of eye-catching embellishments to create project that shine with beauty. This LO speaks to the very essence of An ABC Primer with its classic schoolhouse photo and old-time sentiment. Here is what Hilde had ot say about her fabulous creation!

"Layer some different patterns of paper underneath your photo. Ink the edges.On the corners you add lots of embellishments. Use 3 dimensional foam with the chipboards to lift them up. On the photo you see my grandfathers little brother at school. I have the luck to have so many pictures from my grandfather and his ( and my ) family..." -Hilde Janbroers

May Arts Ribbon, Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L 3 dimensional foam
other products:
Epiphany Crafts tools, Ranger Distress Ink, Tim Holtz Alternations Rosette die, Prima Marketing flowers & say it in crystals, American Crafts Thickers

Next up is this heart-warming layout by the amazing Gloria Stengel. Using our Transatlantique collection, Gloria created this gorgeous LO of her son. This is a wonderful example of how heartfelt LOs can be. Not only is this layout amazingly beautiful, but it also exudes a loving sentiment of a proud mother. Plus, this LO was created using a sketch that Gloria designed! Here is what she had to say about this fabulous creation.

"My oldest son will be 20 years old on his next birthday. I am amazed at the man he is becoming. I found these photos, one taken when he was 10 and the other when he was 17, nearly 18. To watch a boy become a man is one of the miracles of parenting! I created this sketch, then adapted it for a masculine layout by replacing the flowers with gears, clocks, and other metal embellishments." -Gloria Stengel



Gloria October Sketch


Graphic45 Papers
Transatlantique: Around the World, Souvenir Stripe, Bon Voyage, Exotic Destinations, Transatlantique Tags
Graphic45 Staples: Buttons 
Imaginarium Designs: Chipboard word
Clearsnap: Colorbox Blackbird, Chestnut Roan Fluid Chalk Ink
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: EZ-Runner, 3D Foam Squares
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Raven
Other: metal embellishments from Idea-ology and 7Gypsies, Stickers from Jenni Bowlin Studios, Glue from craft supply

That's all for today. We hope you all got some great ideas from today's layouts! Big thanks to Nicole Eccles, Hilde Janbroers and Gloria Stengel for their brilliant work today. We hope you will join us tomorrow as we bring you more fabulous crafts and announce the winner for this week's blog contest! There's still time to leave a comment for your chance to win. Just let us know what your holiday crafting plans are. You can leave us a comment here on the blog or our Facebook page! We hope you have a marvelous day!

Happy Papercrafting!

Team Graphic 45


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Very nice - really like the tittle (going from small to big), just like the boy in the pictures. Great masculine page.


That storybook page is simply ammazing! I love the title in growing up it really is eyectchin

I like the new layout plans, these are helpful- thanks!

Love Gloria's "masculine" embellishments on her son's layout!

Very nice!! Love the detail in the fairy layout.

woah, the storybook page is stunning. all the others are beautiful. oh time passes

I seriously have to get started on my Christmas cards. My mind has been in la la land. Ha!

The masculine lo is awesome. Using the gears in place of flowers is a wonderful idea. TFS

Absolutely adorable!! That is a wonderful storybook ending layout!!! Just perfect for all the storybook papers!!! And the ABC PRIMER one is so full of beautiful details and embellishments!! A masterpiece!! AND the loving guy layout is fantastic!! All just over the top!!! So much inspiration. Makes me thankful!!!

Only thing I have planned is a project for a Holiday blog hop I'm participating in...loved all the lo's shown!

I plan on making decorations for the Christmas tree and I have yet to start on my cards I'd best get busy.
The layout are absolutely amazing.

PLEASE, PLEASE !!!!! I cannot wait for the new line so I can use it for my Hawaii album!
Love all the projects the girls did, espespecially mixing all the lines to make an outstanding layout! Nicole's imagination shows why she is working with Graphic 45!

These layouts are amazing. They are all layered beautifully, and have wonderful details. The papers are gorgeous. Thank you for sharign these creations.

I'm gong to make alllll my own Christmas cards.

I'm planning to make some paper ornaments with some of the papers I won from GRAPHIC 45 and CORE'DINATIONS!!

I want to make an Advent Calendar with gorgeous, thick papers.

I love ALL the LOs, but Nicole's is the boldest one! She is combining the most controversial patterns and it works! Brava!

My holiday crafting plans - in a perfect world - include hand-illustrated shrink art pins and some small, original watercolors (I don't think any of my intended recipients will read this). I like making paper bag ornaments - illustrated, front-and-back glued, stuffed - and may get to some of those, too. Oh, and some carved stamps to give as gifts.

Love the layouts. The Your Storybook Ending is so much fun. And the use of the clocks and gears in the place of flowers is brilliant!

My crafting plans for the holidays are to finish my sister's wedding album, which is their wedding gift, and to try to make Christmas cards for my whole extended family. My goal isn't to send a hand made card to everyone on my list, I've learned from experience that it just makes for stress as well as cards I'm not pleased with. My focus this year is the people I care the most about.

my holiday crafting plans are the same as regular - try some challenges and genernal card-making.

What great LOs! I love the Alice in Wonderland tree LO. It's so full of so many fascinating things to see. The school LO is adoraable with the rosettes and flower. I like the ruler and abc stickers. The title on the young man growing up is a such a great masculine LO.
Thank you so much for sharing all these great LOs and inspiration! :)

I always love seeing the different ways people mix the collections, so inspiring!

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