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January 23, 2013

Heartwarming G45 Craft Ideas For Cold Winter Days


Hello G45ers,

We want to welcome you all to our blog on this fine day. We are so pleased that you've stopped by to see us! Winter is in full effect right now! The air is frosty, the daylight hours are still minimal and the trees have yet to give us that first hint of spring blossoms. What is one to do in the coldest winter months? Craft, of course! These chilly days are the perfect opportunity to stay in and keep warm at the crafting table! Today we thought we'd share some beautiful crafts that feature our Place in Time collection. These creations are a true celebration of the beauty of the seasons. We have three wonderful Place in Time card creations from Gloria Stengel. Plus Arlene Cuevas has made a dazzling mini calendar with Place in Time and the new Graphic 45 Regular Album Tags! These crafts are pure delight and they're sure to give you some great ideas for winter crafting projects! Get ready to be inspired!

Don't forget that there's still a chance to leave us a blog or Facebook comment for your chance to win this week's amazing prize pack! This is the gorgeous prize we're giving away this week. It includes
An ABC Primer 12x12 paper pad, both chipboard die-cuts, Alphabet Sticker Staples, Antique Typewriter Wood Stamp Set, Metal Button Staples and Chipboard Button Staples! So be sure to leave us a comment for your chance to win! This week's randomly chosen winner will be announced on our blog on Friday! Hooray!


And now it's craft time! First up are these three elegant card creations by Gloria Stengel. She created a card for January, February and March using Place in Time. There are so many gorgeous seasonal and holiday images in Place in time. It has everything you need to create a craft project that celebrates this amazing time of year! These wonderful cards are a part of a series that Gloria is creating! She is making a beautiful card with Place in Time for every month of the year! Here are her first three cards. We will be posting more of her cards from this series in the months to come! Check out these first three stunning cards! Embrace all the beauty of the seasons by creating your own marvelous cards with Place in Time! There is even a wonderful sketch that Gloria made to help you create some cards of your own! Here is what Gloria had to say about these splendid works of art!

The Place in Time Collection contains wonderful images that are perfect for card making. I have decided to make one card for each month, using the Cut-Aparts.



I used the same layout for all three cards, but each card is unique. I used the papers and images from the monthly cut apart sheets and added a few embellishments and a sentiment.


The January card is all about the cold weather. Doesn't it look frosty?!


The inside of each card is decorated to match the month.


February is all about Valentine's Day.



March is beautiful in green and purple. I mimicked the bird's nest by creating a flower "nest" on top of my bow.




Graphic 45 papers:

Place in Time: Cut-Aparts (January, February, March)

Graphic 45 Staples: Trims

Cardstock: Bazzill Heather, Butter Cream; American Crafts Black, Pomegranate; Neenah Natural White

Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black

Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Christmas Tags, Little Labels); Waltzing Mouse Spring Baskets

Ribbon and twine: Really Reasonable Ribbon

Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts

Pearls: Creative Charms

Buttons: Buttons Galore and More; Craft Store

Markers: Copic

Die Cuts: My Favorite Things Die-namics Mini Tabs Quartet

Tools: Bow Easy; Sizzix Big Shot

Adhesive: Scotch 3M tape; Beacon Fabri-tac, 3-in-1 glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares; Scor-tape

Next we have another gorgeous craft creation to share with you. Behold this gorgeous Place in Time calendar tag mini album by Arlene Cuevas! She used the brand new Graphic 45 Tag Album Staples in the Regular size to create this impeccable mini calendar! Every tag is a true celebration of the vivid color and beauty that each month has to offer. This is a great project for those cold days when all you want to do is stay in and get cozy with some crafting! You can have so much fun with all of the pretty designs in Place in Time! Combine your papers with some of your favorite Graphic 45 Staples and you've got the perfect recipe for a wonderful winter day! Get inspired by Arlene's beautiful calendar tag album.  Think about creating one for yourself or someone you love!


Here's a wonderful video in which Arlene takes you on a tour of this gorgeous Place in Time mini!




















PaperTrey Ink Black Cardstock
May Art ribbon
Recollections flowers
I Am Roses flowers
Petaloo flowers
Prima flowers
Cheery Lynn Designs English Tea Doily die
Recollections pearl bling
Crystazzi Crystals
Making Memories vintage garment pin
Ranger Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
Glossy Accents
E6000 glue
3M ATG adhesive
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares

We hope you all had a great time on today's blog! Hopefully you got some great ideas for your next winter afternoon craft adventure! On super cold days like this we like to think about our G45ers in the southern hemisphere who are enjoying summer right now! They are so lucky! But we can definitely make the most of these cold days with some pretty Graphic papers and embellishments! We want to thank Gloria Stengel and Arlene Cuevas for their gorgeous work today. We hope you will all come back and see us tomorrow for more splendid crafts and fun! We wish you all a warm and happy day!

Your Pals in Paper,

Team Graphic 45


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I think I have a new favorite paper pack!

So many beautiful ideas, so little time!

the cards are beautiful...but I gotta say I am really lovin the mini calendar...looks like I have a winter project

I love the tag mini!

Wow!! What wonderful projects!

Love, love, love the tags! Sure would love to win!

Beautiful projects! All of them!

Thank You for the wonderful ideas. I don't do a lot of full size layouts so these are right up my alley. The looks and textures are gorgeous.

Love the cards and the tag mini! Place in Time is such a wonderful collection.

Wow all of these project are just amazing!!!

Absolutely stunning cards and the tag mini is adorable. Beautiful collection as always.

Today's projects are wonderful! I love the design of the cards and love the tag mini! Can't wait to try both!

Just love G45 paperlines... and these projects are so amazing...

I love the Place in Time mini! And the page with the bird and nest is just gorgeous. G45 you ARE the best.


Love the cards and the mini album is so wonderful. Great Ideas and thanks for sharing them.

I love the card layouts Gloria, the compilation is beautiful, all the same structure but all so totally unique. Arlene you have surpassed yourself with your calendar mini, this is stunning. I wish that I had a small amount of imagination that you designers have, absolutely stunning.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Oh these are wonderful! I love layers and the cards are 8 layers of gorgeousness! The mini Calendar is beyond belief! I like how it is non-specific for the year and can be enjoyed forever:)

Beautiful cards, love the mini album.

Love the mini tag calendar.

I recognized those gorgeous cards as Gloria's creations even before I started reading the blog...her signature style is clean and graphic with just the right touch of embellishments. Gorgeous!!! And Arlene's tag book is divine. What a lovely creation!

...its a must...gotta try to make the mini tag album..WOW

Love these projects..love the papers..would love love to win!

these projects are lovely <3
thank you for the inspiration!

Love the cards and miini book today. Great ideas for me!!!

I haven't started my project yet. I am encouraged to start with the mini album featured today. A Place in Time paper is waiting for me to start. I bought a music box at a thrift store and awaiting French Country for that project. It is alway inspiring to visit the blog.

What beautiful projects. Love the tag mini album and card. They're just darling. TFS!

beautiful projects!

Oh my Goodness! They're all so stunning!

such beautiful cards! and the calendar too! thanks for opportunity to win amazing prize package! G45 for the win!

I love mini albums. Gorgeousness!

Great card ideas - think I need more paper! Love the tag book too - can't get enough of this collection!

My friend, Judy, and I each purchased 2 of the Place in Time 12 x 12 paper packs last Saturday. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration using these beautiful papers.

The cards are very creative! I think the little calender with the tags is right up my alley!!

Definatley going to try the tag mini, great way to use the Place in Time 8X8 papers

Love everything Arlene does and thanks for the great video!

You have such amazing papers AND projects. Every time...

The birds are gorgeous. I love the whole look.

Both the cards and the mini are beautiful! Great way to use up what I have left of my papers! Thank you for sharing.

Th projects are incredible. A perfect way to display these papers. Everything is just so beautiful.

Fabulous cards. I love how they look so different yet use the same template. Thanks so much for sharing.

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