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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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So beautiful! I can really appreciate the time and talent that goes into these projects and they are all truly inspiring!

Denise i have never seen a crown like this it looks really wonderful. this is something i will be trying out for myself. thank you for the fantastic idea

I like the soft colors!! Beautiful projects!

Beautiful projects! I especially love the tag by Susan Lui.

Wow... amazing...gorgeous projects!!! Love them!!

So Pretty


beautiful projects!!

These projects are amazing, loving the pastels, lovely and summery xx

o m g that is fantabulos, loving the use of the papers, oooh if only i could have a smidgeon of her cretivity i would be sooo happy.

The secret garden card is beautiful. I can't wait to get my hands on this collection.

Amazing, amazing, amazing!!

These projects are just beautiful. The crown is totally amazing...the epitome of gorgeousness! I love being inspired by such talented designers!

Thank you again G45 for another great day. Love that tag... :))


Really like the use of pastels in the projects today! Nice to open the mind to something new on occassion :)

Spending time in G45 sites makes me want to go tag shopping to see what can be transformed into wonderful G45 projects, I already have some old clocks from a clearance sale I came across that I want to transform. Oh just need a lottery ticket to come in for me. Hee Hee.

The nutcracker papers look stunning

Each one of these projects makes my jaw drop on the ground. Such stunning creations!

i am so in love with this!!!
absolutely stunning!

Wow!!! The crown is one of the most beautiful projects I've ever seen! Graphic 45 never ceases to inspire amazing creativity!!!

I absolutely love the circular card! It is beautiful! I can totally see it sitting on a shelf for display!

OMG Where do I begin? These are all gorgeous! Such talented ladies!!!!

The crown is absolutely stunning. I have never attempted to make a crown but can see that it would make a beautiful mantel display. It is amazing how so many different collections blend so beautifully together. That is the magic of G45.

That crown is fabulous!!!

Beautiful projects. The crown project just reaffirmed my love of the Nutcracker Sweet papers - they are so beautiful and inspiring for all kinds of projects. Love them.

Wow wow wowwwww! These are all GORGEOUS!! I am IN LOVE with that crown!!!

that crown is mind blowing...love it!

Just awsome! So many great ideas.
thank you.

I honestly never noticed the pastel colors in the Nutcracker Sweet line! They are highlighted to perfection in the crown!

Wow - that crown is spectacular! It must have taken hours to make!

The circular card is beautiful, and I love the crown. So many pretties. Wish I could do them all.

Such gorgeous projects!!!

The crown is stunning! I love it all. Thanks for sharing, and for giving us such awesome collections to work with.

beautiful project. love the color and sparkle. one word. AMAZINGLY STUNNING! (ok that was 2)

wonderful and beautiful creations today, Im in love with crown, so clever and fabulous. thanks for sharing.

Wow! Great projects! Still lovin' the Nutcracker Sweet!

Beautiful projects! I love the crown!!

Love that crown! How about a tutorial?

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