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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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what a brilliant idea the cards are and the tag album is fabulous off to look for the paper now.

Beautiful cards and Mini. Inspiring as always with G45!!

Your lovely papers make beautiful cards! And the tag book calendar is gorgeous.

These cards are beautiful; I'm inspired to try my hand at card making! The mini tag album is adorable! ~Kathy

They all are very beautiful projects. Thanks for the chance,

Beautiful cards and calendar mini!

I have just ordered these papers to make the tag album. cant wait for them to come

These projects are amazing!! The calendar is fabulous. Your releases are all must haves!
Very talented team....thanks so much!
Sue Brailey

Awesome projects!

This tag album is absolutely beautiful. Can't wait for our store to carry them. Great inspiration - love Graphic 45 papers - always something new and exciting!!

These cards are breath-takingly beautiful! Love the calander project as well, thanks for the inspiration!

My grandmother loved to make cross stitch pictures of the Saturday Evening Post images. These bring back wonderful memories. Beautiful!

How inspiring !! Graphic 45 papers are just so beautiful .

This is some of the prettiest work I have seen in a while. Love the template, but the tag book is the best. TTFN

Wow, those cards are beautiful! I love the layout- such wonderful layering!

Love all Graphic 45 designs!! Each one of your designers are just amazing!! And all of diversity of your designers have is truly unique!!

This is a fabulous mini album and I just love the cards. I never really think of using my G45 papers for cards, but I think I will give it a try! Thanks for all the beautiful papers and the Awesome inspirational designs. G45 destroys my monthly crafting budget, but even hubby agrees the result is worth it. "Happy wife, happy life!

Love these ideas. Graphic45 is my favorite paper. I pinned on Pinterest.


So beautiful! The layout of the cards is wonderful - I am using it today! I love the calendar tags - so creative and awesome! Wishing you a happy day!


Barbara Diane

Gloria and Arlene outdid themselves, just beautiful projects!

THANKS for sharing the FUN projects and for the chance to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Those are fantastic cards and I am going to make one... just having a hard time deciding which one. Ha! Thanks for inspiring me!

team lovely p0rojects on todays post. lots of love went into those projects
ava g

Love everything! ...and the prize, too! Graphic 45 rocks!

Loveee the paper really want to win!

those cards and the mini are so pretty!!!

I absolutely love these Place In Time cards! This has been the best pack of paper ever!! I made two calendars out of all the cut outs on the 8x8 pad. Liked it so well I had to go back and buy the 12x12 pad so I'd have it for cards and projects.

love this idea. can make that to sit on my desk at work.

I am speachless, they are absolutely gorgeous, both the cards, which I may scraplift this wonderful idea, and also that gorgeous little mini calendar, such a surprise awaits you with every turned page.

I love all of your papers. I first saw them at a shop I love in Estes Park Colorado. I have been buying all of the collections and am looking forward to the two new ones coming out this year. The French Country is how I have my kitchen and I am going to use the Secret Garden for my bedroom for an album with all of my grandchildren in it. I am so anxious to get this new collection. Shirley Maxwell

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