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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

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Alberto Juarez Graphic45 Birdsong tutorial 5

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

Alberto Juarez Graphic45 Birdsong tutorial 6

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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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Thanks for sharing with us today

Beautiful job on the covers and on the box (wow!). This is such a gorgeous collection. :) hugs, Kimberly

lovely song bird, off the page projects.
ava g

Bird Song is just awesome. Very elegant. I love your ideas and enjoy seeing what you create. I would LOVE to win this prize.
Thank You, Patti

Beautiful projects!!! just love this collection!

Very beautiful !

Love the chop stick box. Both projects are gorgeous !

Beautiful !!!!!

Beautiful collection - colorful and exotic. Loved the chopsticks box!

another inspiring project!!

Both of these creations are stunning. Bird Song is the most beautiful paper I've ever seen.

Love this paper-line!

I can not get enough of your products! Birdsong is so pretty, it makes me want to take a trip to the Orient. Thank you for sharing and keep creating amazing products.

Gorgeous creations, both. Hard not to be inspired by Bird Song.

soooo lovely... <3 it

What a beautiful creation. Love the start to finish photo gallery. Thanks.

What unique idea. Love it. Wouldbe perfect for my nephew and his wife who is Japanese. The Bird Song paper is absolutely beautiful.

I know your blog hops are random, but I am a faithful blogger, give me a hint, just one hint on how I could be a winner. :00)

What an absolutely beautiful collection, and I love the journal and chop stick box made with this collection. The colors of these papers are so bright and cheery and I love the stamped metal brad staples. They really add a lot to the top of the chop stick box. Beautiful!

Glad to see more Song Bird Projects. Love the collection. Thanks to Alberto and Clare for their stunning projects today.

un superbe projet

I just made a beautiful scrapbook page for my friend using three different sheets of Birdsong. I love it.

Love the Birdsong paper line!!! I'd be very happy to win it!! :)


Wow! Awesome projects.

all these projects are just gorgeous! LOVE this collection!

Fabulous projects. Such creative use of the range. I could use that chopstick box.

Love G45!!!!!!!

Alberto did a great job with the journal and Clare's chopstick box is so creative. What a lovely gift these two items would make for Christmas. They're off to a good start using the beautiful Graphic 45 papers.

I have this pad and still havent managed to bring myself to cut into it. Such a beautiful pad of card. Would decorate the house with it if i had enough to do it.
What a great prize x

Most Beautiful collections! Makes my heart sing! Love the beautiful details in the papers! Congrats for the amazing projects!

IMPRESSIVE! Thank you for the idea and inspiration!

I have dreams about this collection ...
Bird Song is simply gorgeous!

I'm in love with journals - this is no exception :)

Such beautiful projects and paper line! So inspired! I love the chopsticks box. Stunning! The book is so gorgeous! And thank you for the detailed tutorial. G45 you never disappoint me. Blessings!

Beautiful projects from a beautiful collection xx

I love Bird Song! I have already made five projects using it and I'm not ready to stop yet. This may be the best you've ever produced. But then, I love anything oriental....

That journal is beautiful, and that chopstick box....gorgeous! Now I want some sushi! :) ~Kathy

Beautiful. The chopstick box is gorgeous.

The journal done using Bird Song is absolutely beautiful. I have a Great Niece who would love that soooo much! I am always ispired by your products and creativity.

You know, the artists/paper crafters you have at G45 are stupendous. Their work is just so impressive - showcasing the fabulous designs of the papers, and the fabulous staples! I never cease to be amazed, and stunned at the level of creativity these people share.
Thank you everyone.

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