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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!

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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.

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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

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

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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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Wowza! I can't wait to get started on something now!!!!

I really am enamored with the beautiful bird song line. My daughter spent some time in Asia and I have so many ideas to create reflecting her time there.

I'm off to find some Birdsong! What exquisite paper. And the projects are great!!

This collection is beautiful and the projects are stunning.

I so love this collection! I have a box of fabric I've been holding on to that would go beautifully with Bird Song!

wonderful porjects, so colorful and serene using this wonderful collection

Wonderful projects. Thanks.

Oh! I'm ACTUALLY drooling! Treated myself to a few sheets of Bird Song and Nutcracker Sweet just a couple of weeks ago and they are so beautiful to work with - the thought of having the whole collection to play with is almost too much ... almost, but not quite! :o)

What beautiful ways to use this lovely Bird Song paper. The designs are just outstanding!

This is so gorgeous! I had gathered some old gift boxes from Asian imported gifts with the idea of altering them with some Bird Song motifs. So excited to see these ideas that add to my inspiration! Thank you!

i love birdsong!!

The colors in the Bird Song collection are so beautiful. I have a clock that is screaming to be altered with this collection! Thanks for the chance to win this inspiring prize package!!

love these projects, the paper collection is gorgeous and so are the projects. thank you for sharing them.

THANKS for sharing I LOVE the inspiration!! THANKS for the chance to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

Lovely Bird Song projects. This paper is so elegant for any kind of layout, card, or altered project.

Another awesome project! Thanks for the inspiration.

Gorgeous Bird Song projects and thank you for the tutorial! Love this paper!

Stunning projects! I'd like to case them and could use the prize to do it! Soooo inspiring!

Absolutely love this work. Thanks for sharing :)

I know the graphic 45 items for about 3 months now and I adore your papers.Th first time I saw your items where on youtube.
I love your stuuf so please continue making these beatyfull designs
greeting Melissa

I have a chinese stationary box that looks just like this one, great project!

I have ordered the beautiful paper and am waiting for it to arrive. This is one of my favorites and I am sure I didn't order enough paper after seeing all the wonderful projects.

I am commenting on the Good ol' sport card. Wow! Wow! I am so impressed, words can't express how much I enjoyed seeing the card made & all the layer that was done. Please show more of these cards with the instructions included. I wasn't going to buy the Good ol' Sport paper, but now I am off to the store to get the whole series. Thanks, Frances C

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