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November 19, 2012

Tips For One Of A Kind Bird Song Crafts & New G45 Blog Contest!

Alberto Juarez Graphic45 Birdsong tutorial 7

Hello G45ers,

Happy Monday everyone and welcome to another splendid week here at the Graphic 45 blog! We are so happy that you've stopped by our blog today! We have so much inspiration to share with you all! We have a winner to announce from last week's Graphic 45 and Petaloo Blog Hop! Plus there's a brand new blog contest this week! Yet another chance for you to win some fabulous Graphic 45 goodies! Today we're also highlighting our gorgeous collection Bird Song! There's a fun and easy tutorial by Alberto Juarez as well as a marvelous craft creation from Clare Charvill! Today is packed full of joy and wonder! Get ready to start your week off right with today's magnificent crafts and prizes! First we wanted to announce the randomly chosen winner from last week's Graphic 45 and Petaloo blog hop! We want to thank everyone who participated in this wonderful event. We enjoyed it so much and we hope you did too! We chose this winner at random from comments left on Tara Orr's blog. And the winner is...

Kathy/NorthCarolina: "I've been waiting all week to see what wondrous creation you would share, and it was worth the wait. I love the way you repurposed these tags into glorious notecards. The color combination is so fresh and inviting. Truly gorgeous, Tara!"

Congratulations, Kathy! Please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize! Hooray!

Here is the prize that we're giving away for this week's blog contest! It's our gorgeous Bird Song collection that includes a Bird Song 12x12 paper pad, Stickers, Alphabet Stickers, both sets of coordinating chipboard die-cuts and our new Ornate Metal Label Holders! Just leave us a blog or Facebook comment this week for your chance to win this incredible prize! A random winner will be chosen from this week's comments and announced on Friday, November 23rd!

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Today's first amazing Bird Song creation was made by Alberto Juarez! It's this stunning handmade journal that comes with a fun tutorial! This is a wonderful and easy way to create a unique work of art! This fabulous journal would make a great gift too! Follow along with Alberto's great instructions to create one of your very own!

Alberto Juarez Graphic45 Birdsong tutorial 11


Bird song collection
joy luck
good fortune
brid song stickers
cling stamp bird song 1
bird song chipboard die cut 2

Color box graphic45 brown
Craft sheet
May art black ribbon


1- Cut two pieces of thin cardboard and attach with masking tape.

Alberto Juarez Graphic45 Birdsong tutorial 1

2- Paste a sheet of kraft paper with margins top and bottom to stick on itself

Alberto Juarez Graphic45 Birdsong tutorial 2

3- Stamp your favorite stamp for the cover of the card

Alberto Juarez Graphic45 Birdsong tutorial 3

4- Paste decor paper sheet, to make the inside of the card

Alberto Juarez Graphic45 Birdsong tutorial 4

Alberto Juarez Graphic45 Birdsong tutorial 5

5- Finally decorate with paper cuttings and put a ribbon to close

Alberto Juarez Graphic45 Birdsong tutorial 6

Alberto Juarez Graphic45 Birdsong tutorial 9

Alberto Juarez Graphic45 Birdsong tutorial 11

Here we have a stunning Bird Song chopstick box by Clare Charvill. What a gorgeous creation! Clare layered some of the magnificent Bird Song papers and added some lovely Graphic 45 Staples to give this piece an authentic and luxurious look. You can see how well the Graphic 45 Stamped Metal Brad Staples look on the cover of this chopstick box. They add such beautiful dimension and vintage inspiration! This is another wonderful gift idea for the holidays! Check out these great photos and imagine what you'd like to create with Bird Song!







Graphic 45 12 x 12 papers

Graphic 45 Staples 
Metal Buttons 
2mm chipboard 
Black Acrylic Paint - Hobbycraft 
Decoupatch Glossy Glue 
Craft Balls for feet - Hobbycraft 
Black Cardstock 
WOW Embossing Glitter - Halloween
Glossy Accents
Foam Tape 

That's all for today, G45ers. Thank you so much for joining us on this lovely Monday. Big thanks to Alberto Juarez and Clare Charvill for their fantastic work today. We hope you all had fun exploring today's Bird Song creations. Don't forget to leave us a blog or Facebook comment this week for your chance to win that amazing Bird Song prize pack! We wish you all a very happy day! Come back and see us tomorrow for more incredible crafts and fun from Graphic 45!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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What a beautiful creation by this talented artist. I love his use of Graphic's newest collection. Keep up the great work!

I love this paper and all of the gorgeous creations made with it. Happy Thanksgiving!

I would love to win. Thanks.

I love storage stuff. This one is so clever. I have to make this. Thank you G 45

I love this oriental idea so cute!

Amazing papers & what beautiful projects! Love Bird Song!


Love Birdsong! Wonderful creations.

I simply love the chopsticks box it is so creative. I collect chopsticks (I don't know how to use them, isn't that silly) but I just love how they look and whenever I'm at the flea market or out to dinner I just have to add to my collection. That box is a great way to display them. I just might give that a try as soon as I can find the box I have them in...

I love this new prize. Pick me.

Congratulations Kathy! Georgous bird song creations.

beautiful papers!

Gorgeous projects!! This is my favorite collection!!

Bird Song is my favorite G45 paper collection, and the creations today are marvelous. Thanks for sharing your projects and thanks for the inspiration! I can't wait to make something!!

So lovely, Thanks for sharing the inspiration!

Love the wonderful inspiration from the designers. Great giveaway, would love to win.

Wonderful projects and love the paper collection too. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway too.

I have been in love (and obsessed) with Bird Song from the moment you introduced us. I would love to win this prize pack. Alberto and Clare's projects really capture the beauty of this paper.

Great projects for today.

Both creations are amazing. I really like the journal and I just might attempt to make something like that. I love the uniqueness of Graphic 45 paper!!!

Легко и просто , а результат великолепный !!!!!!!!

Oh my!!! These are delicious. I love that oriental look. The birds are so 3D they seem to pop out of the page. I need to find some of these. Wow, can't wait to see more projects made with this range. I'll be back tomorrow....


Beautiful project. Thanks for the tutorial.

I LOVE Birdsong! Was my favorite from the last release, today's projects are just beautiful!

What an elegant collection!!!

thispaper is so my favorite

Love the journal and the tutorial.

The designers have done really well with the Bird Song papers. It is all really very pretty.

I'm always amazed by the ingenuity and creativity of the projects. Gorgeous!

The perfect use for this gorgeous paper! I just love the inspiration! Thanks so much.

This is my favorite G45 collection, yet. I think I will repurpose a train case if I win!!!!! Thank you for the opportunity. : )

The Birdsong collection is so beautiful that I don't know if I can bring myself to cutting any of the paper - LOL! At least one page from each design will be framed. Thank you for creating an inspiring line of products.

I have just discovered Graphic 45 papers
and love them.

Bird Song makes any creation beautiful. Love G 45

wow! great project I love this collection

I am working with Bird Song Papers right now and I am loving them. Graphic 45 is my go to paper when I want to dazzle everyone.

It is such a beautiful collection of graphic paper!

Lovely projects for lovely paper! Awesome!

Very happy to see Bird Song up today! I have the 8x8 paper pad and made a lovely card from it. Also, my husband gave me his black wooden cigar box and I plan on using the Bird Song for the box decorating. The chopsticks box has made me realize the choice of paper to decorate that box was right on!

Graphic 45...you all rock! Thank you!

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