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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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Stunning pieces, particularly with A Ladies Diary. Thank you for sharing :)

I just love all of your papers, I simply can't pick a favorite! The ladies at my local hobby store know I just come in for more graphic 45 stuff every week.

Such beautiful projects shown today! I absolutely adore the Nutcracker Sweet theatre that was made.

so much talent - love G45! Its hard to choose a favorite cause its all so very pretty

Happy birthday Clare and CONGRATS to Kathy!! I absolutely loveeeeeeeeee today's projects!! They are gorgeous!!!

Gorgeous projects this morning! Both by your birthday girls and from Ning! What talent is out there to provide me with inspiration. Thanks for sharing!

Just STUNNING. ALL of them! I could stare at them ALL DAY!!!! Beyond beautiful!

As always, beatufitul projects!! Happy Birthday to Clare & Jane....and a big congratulations to Kathy, lucky girl!! :) ~Kathy

I'm always so inspired by the talented people featured here. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity.

Happy Birthday Clare and Jane! Lovely tag and cards. Congrats to Kathy-enjoy your goodies.

Wow, Graphic45, I love you!

Happy birthday Clare and Jane. Everything is SO beautiful. Graphic 45 is my absolute favorite item to look for when I am shopping for something that will WOW everyone.

I could spend all day here looking and dreaming and a little drooling

such inspirational work - gorgeous!

Gorgeous projects...gorgeous product lines.

I just love your products!

Beautiful'. Happy birthday Jane & Clare.

Happy Birthday. Beautiful projeckt.

Wow, what gorgeous projects! Happy Birthday Clare and Jane.

A very Happy Birthday Clare and Jane!!! Wonderful inspiring projects!!! So Love Graphic 45. I enjoy coming here everyday!!

Happy Birthday Clare and Jane! Hope you're celebrations are awesome. Great projects all.

Happy Birthday! Gorgeous projects. I love stopping by for my daily dose of inspiration!

Congrats to both Clare and Jane happy B-day ladies your work is amazing!!! Love a the beautiful NING projects very much xox Amy

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, G45 and to Clare and Jane, too. I love you all for your gorgeous products and constant inspiration!

Happy Birthday Clare and Jane. Gorgeous projects all! Clare's work is as stunning and sophisticated as the Edwardian lady she used.

Happy Birthday Clare and Jane! Your work is exquisite and love everyone's inspiratioin! It is breathtaking! Graphic 45 Nutcracker and Ladies Home Journal collections are beautiful!

Happy happy Birthday Jane and Clare, may your day be bright and filled with promises that last a lifetime. Many blessings to you both. You're a true inspiration to all of us!
Graphic 45 has been one of my favorites since I walked into one of my first scrapbooking stores several years ago when I arrived in Port Townsend WA. Craft Cottage had an entire display of your papers and products... I thought I had gone to heaven... I ended up buying four different packs of paper... Sometimes i just lay out different sheets to find my inspiration, your unique papers bring my childhood memories and fantasies to life... I just wanted to thank you for all your creativity and an endless supply of imagination, love , and devotion in keeping all us artists and crafters filled with a spectacular supply of magnificent quality art supplies and necessities... I love love love all of you!!!! Love, hugs and many blessings to everyone at Graphic 45

Happy Birthday Clair and Jane! I've been inspired by both of you many times. Beautiful projects today. Thank you.

Love all the projects today. Always love your blog.

Great tags and cards, not to mention the other projects.

Graphic 45 is my all time favorite paper. Love your project ideas too.

Happy Birthday!

And, Thank you G45 for sharing all the wonderful ideas for your beautiful paper lines! Love all your products.

As always amazing projects!

A great big Happy Birthday to both these talented ladies! All these projects today are GORGEOUS!

Ladies Diary; great job crafters. Lov this collection.

Happy Birthday Clare & Jane!

Happy Birthday! What an incredible collection of art on today's post! Graphic 45 is the best!

Happy Birthday Clare and Jane, and thanks for sharing your wonderful projects!

Happy Birthday Ladies! hope you both have a wonderful day of pampering and relaxation! All of the projects are beautiful today!

The projects are so beautiful ! I had to look twice. Happy Birthday Clare and Jane.

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