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January 22, 2013

Get Playful With Pretty Ideas Using Graphic 45 Pastels!

Denise Hahn Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet Crown - 06-imp

Hello G45ers,

It's another gorgeous day here on the Graphic 45 blog! We want to welcome you all and thank you for joining us! Today we are celebrating something very dear to our hearts here at Graphic 45, pastels! We love pastels and have used them in some of your favorite collections like A Ladies' Diary, Little Darlings and our newest collection Secret Garden! Today is a celebration of the marvelous Graphic 45 pastel color pallet. You're going to see a stunning variety of crafts in picturesque pastels. We've got a tag by Kristin Wilson, a card by Susan Lui and a handmade crown by Denise Hahn! Get ready for a daily dose of pretty with today's dazzling craft creations! Lets begin with this gorgeous tag featuring A Ladies' Diary by Kristin Wilson. Just look at those soft colors! Kristin layered some pretty papers from A Ladies' Diary and added some sweet chipboard die-cuts, lovely ribbon and other fun embellishments to create this fabulous tag! It's so dreamy! 

KristinWilsonGraphic45Ladies DiaryTag1


Graphic 45: A Ladies Diary Collection, Ribbon
Ranger: Liquid Pearls
Stampin Up!: Cardstock, Ribbon
Papertrey Ink: Twine
Prima: Locket
Craft Store: Stick Pin

Here is another gorgeous creation that is a true celebration of pastels! It's an amazing card featuring Secret Garden by Susan Lui. We love the unique circular shape of this card. Susan added some pretty borders, sweet fussy cut flowers and elegant embellishments to create this lovely card. There are so many gorgeous colors to chose from in the Graphic 45 pastel color pallet and in our new Secret Garden collection. Its easy to let your imagination go wild with ideas! Here is what Susan had to say about this exquisite card creation!

"I made a circular card using the lovely new Secret Garden collection from Graphic 45. The floral card takes its cue from the collection, with lots of hand-cut flowers popped up with dimensional dots. To echo another image from the collection, I hung a Graphic 45 Staples Ornate Metal Key off a seam binding and completed the cluster with some dimensional roses in complementary colours." -Susan Lui

Susan Lui Graphic 45 CHA Secret Garden Card 1

Susan Lui Graphic 45 CHA Secret Garden Card 2

Graphic 45 Secret Garden April Showers, Pretty Primrose, Meadow Lark, Coming Up Roses
Graphic 45 Staples Ornate Metal Key

Next up in the Graphic 45 pastel party is this amazing handmade crown by Denise Hahn! This lavish and lovely work of art was made using our Nutcracker Sweet collection. There are some gorgeous pastel papers in Nutcracker Sweet that are simply dazzling! It is a wonderful collection that combines richly saturated colors and pretty pastels to give you a huge range of options. This magnificent crown is a perfect example of the grand results you can get from playing with pastels! Just look at all of the incredible details in this crown. The Nutcracker Sweet papers really set the stage for fun and creativity! Let this amazing creation inspire you to let your creativity flourish with Graphic 45 pastels! Here is what Denise had to say about this splendid creation!

"I so love making these Crowns, from the first one I made as a cake topper with Le Cirque, the crown has become one of my favorite projects. They look amazing on a mantle as a table center piece, or even on a bookshelf for a little extra Holiday Sparkle. This  is a big project to tackle, but so worth the result!" Denise Hahn

Denise Hahn Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet Crown - 01-imp

Denise Hahn Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet Crown - 08-imp

Denise Hahn Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet Crown - 03-imp

Denise Hahn Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet Crown - 04-imp

Denise Hahn Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet Crown - 05-imp

Denise Hahn Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet Crown - 06-imp

Denise Hahn Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet Crown - 07-imp

Denise Hahn Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet Crown - 10-imp


Graphic 45 Paper:

Enchanted Journey 4500555

Nutcracker Sweet 4500549

Sugarplum Fairy 4500556

1/2 inch thick foam core-avail at art or hobby stores

Model Magic- available at Craft stores- kids section

Pink acrylic paint

Iridescent glitter

Smooch Spritz Peaches and Cream

Pearl Top Pins-aka corsage pins

Plastic icicles or toothpicks

3 to 6 Christmas picks- craft store

Pink crystal or focal piece for top

6 small flowers

1 large snowflake ornament- cut in half

Tulle, Organza, Lace

We hope you all enjoyed today's celebration of Graphic 45 pastels. We had so much fun getting to share these marvelous crafts with all of you. We want to thank Kristin Wilson, Susan Lui and Denise Hahn for their gorgeous work today. We hope you will all come back and see us tomorrow for more fabulous crafts and inspiration. It's going to be another amazing day! Have a terrific Tuesday, G45ers! Thank you again for visiting us today!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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Wow! Amazing!

I just love all of the awesome work I see on here. This is why I still come back. Just to see if I can do it to. Thanks once again for these great items

I never liked pastels before G45. Not sure when I started liking them but I love Ladies Dairy and Secret Garden two really great collections. Will always love the colors of Olde Curiosity Shoppe and French Country though, the colors speak to my soul.

Oh my gosh, this crown is amazing!

These projects are awesome and so inspiring! Can't wait to get my shipment from G45!

I have the tutorial and pattern for the crown available on my blog sidebar. happy Creating everyone! Denise @ inmyblueroom.blogspot.com

That was amazing!

All of today's projects are wonderful. I especially love Denise's crown.. so beautiful!

Beautiful creations today.

These are so beautiful. Who ever made them are surely talented, and decatied to what they do.

Beautiful projects today!

Fantastic! Can we get a tutorial, even a rudimentary one, on the crown. Wow such gorgeousness!


I love all of the papers! So many ideas!!

Everything is beautiful...I'm learning to love pastels again. The crown absolutely knocks my socks off! I have a 13 year-old birthday party coming up soon and it would make a wonderful cake topper! Thanks for the inspiration!

I have had my breath taken away this morning, absolutely breath taking. I love all of the beautiful pastel colors. TFS

gorgeous card! as is everything!

Beautiful projects, love the colors.

I've said it before and I'll say it again: the skill and creativity of your DT is simply the best. What do you get when you pair the world's most beautiful pape with the world's best artists? The Graphic 45 Blog...that's what!

so fem and soft and lovely colors; beautiful papers...great projects

Wow, gorgeous projects!!!

WOW. All those designs were unbelievable!!! So much talent. Amazing!!!!! Beautiful paper. Beyond beautiful I simply love it.

Pastels ... so lovely.

Beautiful projects .. I love graphic 45!

The details, details, details on the projects. So pretty.

a work of art great centerpiece for a girls bday party

amazing projects!

Simply stunning!

I loved todays projects they just keep getting better and better.

AMAZING!!! Simply amazing.

Simply gorgeous!

Graphic 45 never fail to inspire me. Are you offering any instructions for Mondays projects?

Beautiful creations.

Beautiful pieces. The Sugar Plum Fairy house is beautiful.

Thank you for sweetening my Tuesday morning! Awesome designers and projects.

all so beautiful

Pastels presented like they are here on the G45 Blog is awesome! Such wonderful creations to have as an example of what can be done with G45 Papers. Thank ou so much for your fine examples!

Thank you for sharing these great projects. The Card is very pretty and I especially love the crown.

i love the little tag it was so sweet thank you Kristin

Each project is a 5 out of 5 in "Wow factor". Great projects!

Susan the fussy cutting on the card is amazing thank you

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