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October 26, 2012

Join the Graphic 45 Birthday & Crafting Extravaganza!

Hello G45ers,

Happy Friday and welcome to our happy blog! We've got a lot of fun planned for you today! We're celebrating two Graphic 45 birthdays today! Clare Charvill and Jane Tregenza of our design team are both celebrating birthdays! What fun! We thought we'd wish them a very happy birthday by sharing some of their gorgeous crafts with all of you! Clare has created an exquisite tag using A Ladies' Diary, while Jane has made a magnificent card with Nutcracker Sweet! Both of these creations are simply delightful! We also are going to share some highlights from the Graphic 45 Ning gallery! That's right, you'll get to see some fabulous crafts that have been posted by G45ers just like you! Plus we've got a winner to announce for this week's blog prize! Could this day get any better?! Lets begin with this week's randomly chosen blog prize winner! This week's winner was chosen from comments left on our blog. And the winner is...

-Kathy Waxler: "Wow! Can't wait to see Place in Time in person. I'm going to need about 6 of those 8 x 8 pads. Ha!"

Congratulations, Kathy! Please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize! This is the great Tropical Travelogue prize that Kathy won! Many thanks to everyone who left us comments this week. There will be a brand new blog contest on Monday so stay tuned for your chance to win some wonderful Graphic 45 goodies!


Today's first craft was created by the birthday girl, Clare Charvill. It's an amazing tag featuring A Ladies' Diary and Graphic 45 Metal Clothespins! Clare's work is always filled with elegance and style. We always look forward to seeing her next incredible work of art. It is such a joy to have her on our design team! We want to wish Clare the very happiest of birthdays! May this year be blessed with lots of beautiful papers and an endless supply of inspiration! Happy Birthday, Clare! Here is what she had to say about this splendid creation. 

"I made this tag for a bit of fun one sunday afterrnoon.  I just had to use this Edwadian Lady, she's a real favourite of mine. I kept the background simple so that she stood out,  added a little of the staples trim around the stamped sentiment and a couple of pearl hat pins too. To finish the tag I added a little glossy accents to the centre of the flowers and then while it was wet sprinkled a little dark pink art glitter over them for a hint of sparkle." -Clare Charvill






Metal Buttons 
Other Supplies 
Ranger Distress Ink - Vintage Photo 
Coffee Archival Ink 
Pearl Hat Pins 
Artistic Outpost Stamps - London Elements 
Trim - from my ribbon box

Next up is this incredible collection of crafts featuring Nutcracker Sweet! These were created by Jane Tregenza, another beloved birthday girl! Jane's crafts are always awe-inspiring and informative. Her love for crafting and teaching is evident in every one of her stunning creations. We are so lucky to have her expertise on our design team. Her talent is just incredible! We want to wish her a super birthday filled with lots of joy and love! Happy Birthday, Jane! Here Jane explains the inspiration behind these amazing Nutcracker Sweet creations.

 "I decided to try my hand at card making. I was asked to teach some Graphic 45 Christmas Cards at my store. I have been wanting to use the new Nutcracker Sweet collection for a while now, so this was the perfect excuse. I had 20 ladies join me for my first class and I am still teaching them.  I decided to make three cards for my class, a simple one (tag), a  second one with a tag, the tag as a pocket for money for a gift voucher and the last card is my fancy one. The tag is quite easy to make and would be perfect for some simple cards. The Gift Voucher card is also quite easy and is perfect for those who still want to hand make a gift to place money or a voucher in.  The easel card is a little bit harder with some fussy cutting required. It is not hard to make just a bit fiddly. The ladies in my class quite enjoyed making them and I have been teaching them ever since." -Jane Tregenza

JT Christmas card

JT Christmas card 2

JT Christmas tag

JT Gift voucher front

JT Gift voucher inside with tag

JT Gift voucher inside


Graphic 45 papers

Nutcracker Sweet Collection

Land of Sweets

Holiday Magic

Gingerbread Delights

Festive Fairytale

Endearing Sentiments

Enchanted Journey

Clara’s Dream

Christmas march

Christmas Emporium – A Christmas Carol

Imaginarium Designs Chipboard – Merry Christmas


3L Classic Photo Corners – Black

3L Foam Squares

Black Cardstock

Colourbox Dark Brown fluid ink chalk

Now we're going to keep the party going with some highlights from the Graphic 45 Ning gallery! We like to take the opportunity to honor the incredible crafters who share their Graphic 45 creations with us! We adore seeing what's being made with our products! We deeply admire the talent and imagination that goes in to each and every one of the crafts we see on our Ning gallery. We encourage all of you G45ers to share your Graphic 45 creations on our Ning site. It is a wonderful way to connect with your crafting community, get ideas for amazing projects and let your unique talent be seen!

Graphic 45 Ning:


Here we have a gorgeous Bird Song altered tissue box by Steph D. This unique creation was made using the Cherry Blossom paper from Bird Song and some very pretty embellishments. This is such a great way to add some true beauty to your home or office! We love it!


Here is an astonishing Nutcracker Sweet 3-D house by Lyn Bernatovich. Wow, this creation is out of this world! This is a great example of how some patient fussy cutting and a lot of imagination can yield stunning results! This is a fantastic idea for holiday home decor! This super impressive piece has amazing dimension and lots of joy. It's a true work of holiday art!


And last but certainly not least is this incredible Ladies' Diary 12x12 canvas by Nikki Brown. All the elegance of A Ladies' Diary is captured in this magnificent creation. Nikki combined unique inking and paper distressing techniques along with magnificent embellishments to create this gorgeous card. We couldn't help but fall in love with this charming work of art. Nikki definitely captured the essence of this lavish collection. It's just amazing!


Don't forget, G45ers, our 15,000 Facebook Fans Celebration continues until Saturday, October 27th at Midnight EST. We are giving away 3 fantastic Graphic 45 prize packs a day on Facebook! It's our way of thanking all of you G45ers for bringing us to a new milestone of 15,000 fans! Wow! So stay tuned to our Facebook page to find out how you could win some amazing Graphic 45 prizes!

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Thank you all so much for joining us today! Huge happy birthday wishes to the incredible Clare Charvill and Jane Tregenza! We want to thank them for their gorgeous work today along with today's featured artists from our Ning gallery! We will have more incredible crafts to share with you all next week on the Graphic 45 blog! Stay tuned for more fabulous inspiration and Graphic 45 prize opportunities! We wish you all a very happy Friday and a wonderful weekend.

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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a wonderful birthday from my home to yours. i celebrated mine on the 14th. i've seen these plastic tissue holders at the dollar store. i'm going to get me a few and alter them with your papers. it won't matter what collection i use, because all of them would work!

Just getting to know G45 and loving your papers. Started with ABC Primer and A Ladies Diary. Have loved using them both. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful projects with those of us who are just getting to know and love your products.

Gorgeous projects !!! Happy Birthday Clare and Jane.

Happy Birthday and thanks for the wonderful projects and inspiration.

Happy Birthday ladies!
As usual I loved all of the projects.

Gorgeous as always! The Ladies' Diary tag is so beautiful. Nice details and layering. A Ladies' Diary is my favorite collection of Graphic 45. The Nutcracker cards and tag are so pretty. Love the details on the card. Thank you so much for sharing these lovely creations today!

Happy day! Muy feliz dia, muchas bendiciones!

Omg I am headed to my tissue boxes right now! My tissues will never again reside in a ho-hum box. And who couldn't use this as a gift?

Happy Birthday Clare and Jane! Beautiful projects!

Happy Birthday ladies... Wishing you both a happy and joyous day!!... GORGEOUS projects... Love them all! :))

Happy Birthday and thanks for the cool projects!!

Happy Birthday Girls! Great Projects, Awesome Details and a Great Paper Collection...

Happy Birthday Clare and Jane...and thank you for the wonderful crafting ideas !

Happy Birthday Care & Jane!

Happy Birthday Ladies!! =) THANKS for sharing the BEAUTIFUL creations!! I have ENJOYED this week with all of the FUN!! =) Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Wow! All of the projects are fabulous!!!!! I really love that tissue box, though!!! Great job!!

Gorgeous work ladies just stunning! Jane I have been studying your site and your albums, They take my breath away and since I've lost both my parents mom not to long ago I am really wanting to do a family album like you did that was shown in the Scrapbooking and Beyond Winter mag! Unfortuantely I can't find my copy:( I love G45 it's going to be showing up alot on my blog! Thanks for all the inspiration ladies!

Happy Birthday and thank you for sharing the beautiful projects.

Gorgeous work, Ladies! Happy Birthday to Jane & Clare!

Happy Birthday & have a splendid weekend! Beautiful projects as always.

I love to look at the projects that are posted. I find them very relaxing and always have a smile on my face all the way through, no matter what kind of day it's been. Thanks for sharing this gift.

Oh, and Happy Birthday to these two lovely ladies. Enjoy!

Everything looked beautiful. Thanks for the ideas.

Wow, not one, but two design team members born on the same day as me? Perhaps there is some astrological creativity given to people born on this date? Very interesting...

That tissue box is phenomenal. Love it!

Love all your projects truley amazing work. :)

Your papers are so much fun to work with ! So much detail it's bouncing out . Happy birthday ladies.

love them but tissue box is great

I love G45!

Yippee!!!!!!!! Can you see me doing a happy dance? Thanks so much. I'll be sending you my info shortly. Yippee!!!!!!

Gorgeous projects and product lines!

Gorgeous tags and cards - as always, thank you for the inspiration and fabulous paper.

Happy happy birthday to you two AMAZING CRAFTERS!! I love the gorgeous tags and cards!! You so inspire!!!!

Happy birthday Clare and Jane. All your projects are absolutely stunning.
Lots of love from Patricia xx
PS Congratulations to the Winner of the goodies xx

Lots of gorgeous eye candy today!

Birthday wishes. Another great assortment of fabulous projects.

You gals at Graphic 45 "ROCK" I just can't get enough of your fabulous (best on the market) line of papers and product. You are very unique and talented and set my creative juices aflame! Thank you for being here for all of us. Have a fabulous creative day. Pam

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