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October 04, 2012

Think Outside the Box With Dreamy Graphic 45 Layouts!


Hello G45ers,

Welcome to another super day here at the Graphic 45 blog! We're going to have so much fun today! The wonderful colors of Autumn are on display all across the Northern Hemisphere. You can't help but admire nature's beauty this time of year. Well we thought we'd add even more color to your day with some incredible layouts from Maiko Miwa and Tara Orr of our design team! Today's creations are so cheerful and beautiful, they're like a breath of fresh Autumn air! You'll see some fantastic ways to create one-of-a-kind layouts that you'll cherish for years to come! And remember, today is the last day to leave us a blog or Facebook comment for your chance to win this amazing Graphic 45 prize pack! It includes a very rare Hallowe'en in Wonderland 12x12 paper pad, Black Policy Envelope, Metal Tag Staples, Flower Staples and beautiful chipboards from Imaginarium Designs! Wow! We will be picking one random winner from this week's comments and announcing them on our blog tomorrow!

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Get ready to be wowed, G45ers! Today's layouts are out of this world! First up is this absolutely adorable LO by Maiko Miwa. She used our Happy Haunting collection to create this ultra dreamy LO. This is great because it shows how you can use Happy Haunting to create crafts that aren't specific to Halloween. The fabulous designs and colors are perfect for so many different themes. Maiko used the theme of sleep and dream-time to create this exquisite piece. Pretty embellishments, sweet sentiments and fussy cut characters dance around this LO with benevolence. This LO also shows some fabulous ways to use the new Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Key Staples! It's a real dream come true!


"I made a layout using Happy Haunting collection. I made this for the people of the country that don't celebrate Halloween." -Maiko Miwa









Ornate Metal Keys
Wood doors,zipper;7: Prima Marketing
Ribbon: May Arts
Glitter; Art glitter

Next we have this gorgeous layout by Tara Orr. She did an incredible job of layering and distressing lots of different Graphic 45 papers. By combining different Graphic 45 collections you're sure to create something absolutely unique! Tara used Olde Curiosity Shoppe and Bird Song to create this dazzling LO! She also used lots of different Graphic 45 Metal Staples to add depth and dimension to this fabulous creation. Plus that central photo is just great! With such beautiful papers and embellishments it's easy to let your imagination run wild!

"I created a bold and brightly coloured layout using a combination of Olde Curiosity Shoppe and Bird Song Collections. LOVE these papers - so brilliant and the different patterns compliment one another so wonderfully." -Tara Orr



Patterned Papers: Butterfly Specifics, Genuine Article, Bazaar of Wonders, Exquisite Motif: Old Curiosity Shoppe
Olde Curiosity Shoppe Stickers
Metal Hinges
Metal Buttons

We hope you all enjoyed today's crafts! We want to thank Maiko Miwa and Tara Orr for their incredible work today. We hope you'll all join us again tomorow for more splendid crafts. We'll also be announcing our randomly chosen winner for this week's blog contest! It's going to be a great day. We wish you all a terrific Thursday!

With Smiles and Pretty Paper,

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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So cute, love all of the fabulous details, hmmm... I may have to take a picture of my favorite shoes.. TFS

Wow this is amazing! Such detail!

Gorgeous! Love all the intricate details and layers.

Maiko!! How wonderful your LO is!! Tara...Olde Curiosity and Bird Song DO go together!! Gorgeously I must say! Well done ladies!!! Well done!

gorgeius. realy inpiering :)

Wow!! Such wonderful works of art!!

I have been Wowed.....these layouts are amazing. Maiko really went outside the box on her project. And Tara...wow...all those layers. Love them.

great combos

Love All The Embellies On The First Layout By Maiko .. N My Oh My Im Really Loving The Layers On The Second One Good Idea On Shoes .. May Have To Try That As Well.. Beautiful Layouts Ladies ..

Such outstanding works of art!!!
Thank you so much for sharing!!

Beautiful layouts! I'm not a "traditional" scrapper, but these give me lots of great ideas for my minis! Thanks for sharing and Happy Thursday!

These are both so beautiful!! But that first one with the dream/night scene!!! PURE GENIUS!! Loveeeeeeeeeeeee it!!!

Love all the layers and details. Fantastic job of combining different paper lines to create a masterpiece!

Beautiful layouts, so much creativity on display.

Thank You for going above and beyond with these layouts. Great job ladies!

Beautiful projects, Maiko's layout is gorgeous, love all the details

I love these layouts and I especially appreciate seeing Maiko's use of a Halloween paper line in a none Halloween use - such an adorable layout!! And using both Bird Song and Olde Curiosity Shoppe together was brilliant!

Another day of amazing eye candy! These projects are beautiful!


What a lovely way to use the Halloween papers. Talk about thinking outside of the box - good job, Maiko.

WOW, the layouts are amazing. Graphic 45 is so versatile. There are so many ways you can use any of the lines and you can bet I do!!!!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE teh mixing of Bird Song with Olde Curiosity Shoppe...the colors and layers on that layout really pop!

So Beautiful. I love all the little details.

Now that is a beautiful Halloween layout!

Love this!!!!

I love the idea of doing a different theme with the Happy Haunting line. Makes me wonder of all the possible layouts and decor.

Both layouts, amazing detail. Maiko 's so adorable; love the fussy cuts, and the embellished keys.
Tara's such an amazing mixture of Bird Song and Olde Curiosity, love the prints, the colors and ALL those amazing layers, the torn edges, use of packaging ... just so amazing !

The sleeping child is sooo sweet and well done. It is amazing to see just how versatile Birdsong can be. Thanks for the ideas ladies.

Incredible layouts and very inspriational for my future projects!

Oh, I like them!

Wow! These layouts are amazing!

Beautiful layout.

Beautiful inspiration!!!! Thank you!

these are both beautiful!!!! TFS!

thank you once again for such inspiration it you have taken my crafting to a whole new level i am sure i would not achieved what i have if i had not used your fab graphic45 papers

Wowzer love both layouts. Luscious layers..:)

Beautiful layouts -and a nice offering of treats for the Halloween season!

Absolutely great layouts... with the detail, colours, layering and use of material and papers. Love it! :)

They are both wonderful layouts, but I must say that the layering and distress on Tara's layout is over the top inspiration.

I was homeless when alice in wonderland was out and was never able to buy it. I would absolutely go nuts if I won it.

Everything is so cute. I love the Falling Star layout. I like how you made it look like the stars and little girl were coming out of the paper. Great job!

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