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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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I love this paper so much. And these projects are just so lovely.

Oh my goodness! These are so gorgeous! I am going to have to go buy Birdsong now for sure! Clare's box has inspired me to make one similar for my daughter who loves all things Chinese and could use a lovely box like this to hold her special chopsticks that her friend brought from China! In fact, maybe I will make one big enough for her tea set also :) Thanks so much for the fabulous inspiration today!

What a gorgeous prize! I'm going to have to give that journal a try!

Such a wonderfully useful Idea for so many things! I can see an elegant piece of Jewelery stored on black velvet!

Both of these projects are awesome. I love the journal tutorial. Beautiful projects...

Beautiful creations. Awesome prize. :-)

The Bird Song is a beautiful collection. This is one of my favorite collection. Love both projects from this week contest. Thanks for sharing the inspiration!

love the graceful flow of the artistic style in Bird Song

Everything is just beautiful. I love seeing all the creativity with your beautiful products.

wonderful i always fing g45 papers and embellies to be so beautiful

This paper is on my wish list--even more so now that I have seen these beautiful creations. Thanks for the inspiration.

Alberto and Clare ... WOW... amazing projects. Am I gonna have to buy more Bird Song ?? Gosh I just want to try everything!

What fantastic projects, I love them both, I adore the Bird Song pads, they are so lush and beautiful, so classy and elegant, all at the same time. What brilliant ideas you have both given us, thank you for sharing your expertise.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

wow, these projects are awesome!


Wow! Stunning new collection and such gorgeous projects!
Thanks for the chance to win!

I love this line, it's so gentle and elegant.


Gorgeous projects! I <3 Birdsong!!!

A lovely collection!

Love all your projects and products!

Wow! What gorgeous creations! Since I discovered this blog, I can't wait to see what's put up next. Such inspirations!

great tutorial & as to chopsticks box, completely stunning. Love it!! :)

Beautiful and imaginative. Your designers are so talented.

Images from the Bird Song collection lend themselves to so many projects, card ideas for so many occasions. What a lovely prize. You guys just keep getting better and better. Thanks for the chance to enter.

Beautiful creations, from beautiful papers !! It all looks so lovely. I would love to win this prize to try and recreate these items !!! Love it!

Congrats to Kathy!

These projects are awesome! Love the chopsticks case!

Stunning! I love the Bird Song Collection! The projects are both so beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial!

Love this paper!

Anything done with Birdsong collection is stunning.

I absolutely love this collection. I even put it on my Christmas wish list. The journal and box are both so pretty.

Thank you for the tutorial on making the journal. It is beautiful. I absolutely love the chopstick box! It is stunning! What a wonderful gift it would make too! This collection is beautiful. I love the lantern and fan pages the most. tfs Tami

Oh my goodness! So excited that I won the Blog Hop Prize! Thank you so much.

I love the simplicity of Alberto's journal, and appreciate the excellent step by step he provided. Clare's chopstick box is magnificent!

Oh my gosh! Stunning! If seen this in a shop and not on Graphic 45 blog, I would have thought it to be old, genuine and chinese! The detail on these papers is just stunning and so touchy feely...aahhh I wish :)

thanks for the instructions on making the journal. Both projects were beautiful.

Oh wow! This collection is stunning!

Those colors are truly delicious. Loved the collection when I saw it over at Moxie Fab.

Thanks graphic 45 for the daily inspiration. Absolutely love Bird Song Collection. Think it is my favorite collection. Thanks for the chance to win the prize package.

Love the journal and the box. I always love your creations. So inspiring. Thanks

I would so love to win this prize pack! I have so many wonderful pics of Hong Kong and Japan to scrap. This paper would make them look amazing!!!!

I love this collection and it's rich vibrant colors ! There is no end to the possiblilites!

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