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October 19, 2012

Delightful Ideas For Dazzling Halloween Cards & Video Tutorial!


Hello G45ers, 

It's Friday! Hooray! We want to welcome you all to another happy day here at Graphic 45! We sure hope that today's crafts bring a little extra joy to your Friday. The Halloween season is upon us and we're enjoying every minute of it! We're obviously big fans of any holiday that gives us an excuse to get creative and eat delicious treats. We thought we'd bring some more Halloween inspiration to you with three beautiful creations from our design team. There are two gorgeous Happy Haunting cards by Tara Orr. Plus we have a followup to a Happy Haunting mini album by Susan Lui that we posted on our blog on October 10th. Susan has made a fantastic video tutorial that we're going to share with you! We also have a blog prize winner to announce today! This day is packed full of good stuff! So lets begin with this week's blog prize winner! Chosen at random from this week's Facebook comments, the winner is...

-Cathy Wright Clement: "Wonderful projects today!"

Congratulations Cathy! Please email us at info@g45papers.com with your shipping information to claim your prize! This is the great prize that Cathy won this week. Many thanks to everyone who left us blog and Facebook comments this week. We have a new blog contest every week here on the Graphic 45 blog so there's always a chance to win some wonderful Graphic 45 goodies!

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Speaking of Facebook, we are close to our goal of 15,000 Facebook Fans!  We would love if you would hop on over to our page and "Like" us.  If you already "Like" Graphic 45 help us spread the love, so we can get the party started.  We have five days of contest all planned out and ready to go, we just need to reach our goal.  We will be giving away 15 prizes in five days! 


And now it's time for some wonderful craft inspiration! First up we have two incredible cards by Tara Orr. She used the Graphic 45 Happy Haunting collection to create these spledid creations. You can see the gorgeous results of layering the different patterned papers of Happy Haunting. All of the papers blend together so well! Tara also added some paper distressing as well as beautiful embellishments like the new Graphic 45 Metal Key Holes. Halloween cards are such a fun way to celebrate this great holiday. Let these cards inspire you to create a special treasure for someone you love! Here is what Tara had to say about this wonderful card.

"I decided to create a layered Halloween Card for my son's teacher. I am totally in love with all the vintage imagery in this wonderful halloween collection! The classic colours are so bold and so striking - perfect for the season of scaring but pretty enough for the most beautiful keepsakes as well" -Tara Orr





Patterned Paper: Happy HauntingTrick or Treat, Midnight Magic,  Jeeper's Creeper's: Happy Hauntng
Patterned Paper: Ode to a Butterfly: Botanicabella
Happy Haunting Chipboard 1
Happy Haunting Chipboard 2
Ribbon: May Arts

Next up is another gorgeous card by Tara Orr. You can see how she used recycled Graphic 45 Staples packaging and more beautiful Happy Haunting papers in this fantastic card. It's just adorable!

Metal Buttons

Next up is this beautiful video tutorial by Susan Lui. You may have seen this gorgeous Happy Haunting mini album when we first posted it on the blog on October 10th. Well Susan has been busy creating this great tutorial!  We thought we'd bring this fabulous project back for another round of inspiration. Since Halloween is a time for taking lots of photos, why not have a lovely mini album ready to store your enchanting Halloween memories?! Follow Susan's terrific tutorial and discover some great techniques for creating a marvelous mini! Take it away Susan!

"Here's a video tutorial on how I used a quick and simple bookbinding technique to create the Halloween Mini Album we showed you a few days ago. The mini album's perfect for polaroid shots and quick journal notes of how you spent your Halloween." -Susan Lui


Graphic 45 Happy Haunting Patterned Papers - Happy Haunting, Trick or Treat, Pumpkin Time, Hallowe'en Greetings, Midnight Magic, WordPlay, Jeeper's Creepers, Bewitched, Fright Night.
Graphic 45 Happy Haunting Chipboard 1 and 2
Graphic 45 Happy Haunting Stickers
May Arts Ribbons - Brown Net, Yellow Baker's Twine, Orange Grosgrain with Ivory Stripes
American Crafts Black Cardstock
Flowers & Leaves - own stash

Susan Lui Graphic 45 Happy Haunting Mini Album 1

Thank you all so much for stopping by our blog today. We hope you got some great Halloween inspiration from today's crafts. Huge thanks to Tara Orr and Susan Lui for their splendid creations. We hope you all have a fabulous Friday and a very happy weekend!

Happy Halloween Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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Love all the inspiration and the tutorial today!!!

What a wonderful Halloween book and a great video, thanks G45 and Susan!

these are cute as all get out

Thanks so much for the tutorial Susan! It inspired me to make one like it but with a few changes. It was great fun doing it! I love your artistry! xx

I have been looking for ideas for this paper............

I love that Halloween paper ..so cute

Congrats to Cathy on winning and CONGRATS to G45 for almost being at 15k fans!! That is AWESOME!!

I loveeeeeeeeeeee today's projects!! They are just AMAZING!!!

Wow! So many ideas everyday... Love this blog!

I love all the ways these papers are displayed. You can get so many looks from just one picture or background paper. The inspiration these artist give is endless and of great help when I get crafters block. lol

Tara sure knows how to layer. She is a master. And the book tutorial is awesome. thanks as always for sharing.

Love the projects and the tutorial. Thanks!

Congrats Cathy! Love Happy Haunting. The cards and mini book are spooky good!

Love the inspiration of the projects, so extraordinary awesome!!! TFS pammejo1@yahoo.com


Great cards!!!

Cute cards! Love the mini album video too!

You keep posting layouts and designs with Happy Haunting papers but they are no longer available. If you did a second run I bet you it would all sell, people scrap Halloween all year long. So much of the 8x8 pad papers are used but not available. PLEASE, PLEASE DO A SECOND RUN!

I'm always looking for ways to bind Mini albums. Thanks for the tutorial.

The mini album is so cute! Thanks so much for the tutorial.

The layering on the cards is inspiring. She does a fabulous job. The book is display of layering as well, I like that she put ribbon between the pages.

I love the album and card. You can't go wrong when you have good paper.

Great projects!! Congrats to Cathy Wright! Great prize package! Love Graphic 45! :)

Love those cards. I used those papers on some of my Halloween cards this year but they sure weren't that fancy ! Love mini albums. I'll watch the video when I get home.

WOW! Love them all!

Love the cards! What a lot of fussy cutting and layering (I'm still learning how to layer without having a goo \-gob mess). thanks Tara.

And the tutorial is wonderful (love the music!). Guess I'll have to go on the blog to get measurements? Susan's work is always impressive and inspirational!

Happy friday!

Another post full of eye candy! Gorgeous mini album and gorgeous cards too! Thank you or the inspiration!

Great stuff!! :)

Gorgeous! The mini album is so clever; I particularly like the mesh among the pages--nice touch.



Beautiful projects as always! :)

Fun, fun, fun, Halloween is the best time of year fall colors, cool weather.

Nice, quick tutorial. Thank you, Susan. Love the music playing in the background.

Awesome cards, love the layers and all the metals so cool !
Mini Album too cute!

Love Tara's cards - and it's a great album...
Alison x

I love Graphic 45. Your papers are simply the best and most beautiful and the quality can actually be felt when you hold them. I am addicted to Graphic 45 papers. :)

What a treat for Halloween. Mini album great for new crafter like me. Not a fanof Halloween cards, till G45.

Love Graphic 45 papers. I always buy two one to use and one to save :)

Delightful projects today with this paper line. So many ideas...so much inspiration!

The cards are both fabulous. And thank Susan for the video, she makes the book look SOOO easy!

Oh my goodness! I can't believe I won the blog contest this week! Thank you so much! Tara's cards are just spectacular....I love all her luscious layers. And I always appreciate Sue's tutorial videos. Thanks, ladies!

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