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March 13, 2013

How To Create G45 Layouts Using One Easy Sketch!

Maiko Miwa French Garden Layout#2

Hello G45ers,

Don't you just love a joyful and well-crafted layout?! Sometimes the secret to the perfect layout is as simple as starting with a great sketch! Today we're going to share two gorgeous layouts from Maiko Miwa that originate from the same basic but beautiful sketch. Maiko has created an elegant Secret Garden layout and French Country layout that are so adorable, we just had to share them both at the same time! Today's blog is sure to give you some incredible inspiration for creating you own pretty, multi-layered LO using this terrific sketch! Layouts a the perfect way to make your precious memories last a lifetime. Get ready to have some fun as we take you on a wonderful creative journey!

Here is the sketch that Maiko created for her layouts. From this basic form you can build you layout from the ground up! Take a look at Maiko's fabulous Secret Garden and French Country LOs and then join her for a fabulous video and tutorial that shows you exactly how to create your own splendid layout with Graphic 45!

French Country Secret Garden Layout Sketch Graphic 45

Behold the bright and cheerful Secret Garden LO that Maiko created using this sketch. Isn't it amazing what you can create using a simple sketch?! We love Maiko's use of the new cardstock Banners from Secret Garden and French Country in both of these amazing LO's! They add so much beautiful detail and color!


Maiko Miwa Secret Garden Layout#1

Maiko Miwa Secret Garden Layout#2

Maiko Miwa Secret Garden Layout#3

Maiko Miwa Secret Garden Layout#4

Here is Maiko's adorable and beautiful French Country layout using the same simple sketch. Can you see some similarities between the two layouts? Even though they were made from the same sketch, they are both very different in many ways too. The wonderfully saturated colors of French Country give a whole new look to this incredible LO! Follow Maiko's fabulous videos and tutorial to create your very own lovely layout!

Maiko Miwa French Country Layout #1

Maiko Miwa French Country Layout #3

Maiko Miwa French Country Layout#4

Maiko Miwa French Country Layout#5

Maiko Miwa French Garden Layout#2

Tutorial Videos:

Part 1
Part 2

Part 3

Supplies for French Country Layout and Tutorial:

French Country Flowers

Supply list1

French Country Chipboad 1

Supply list2

French Country Tag & Pockets

Supply list3

French Country Banners

Supply list 4
Graphic 45 Papers:
Cut the paper of "Deja Vu" , "Bon Appetit", "Rendezvous" and "Abundance" below down and distress the edge of all of the papers with scissors or distress tools.




Adhere the border paper (11.5X1.5 and 11.5X1.25) to the edge of the paper "Deja Vu"(4.5X11.5)

Adhere the cutting papers "Rendezvous" and "Bon Appetit" below down.


Adhere the paper "Abundance" on the paper "Provance." When you want to use some stamps or some masks on the base, place them on the top right and down left.


Adhere chipboards and another embellishments on the background shown in the project picture that have finished.

We hope you all enjoyed today's fun Graphic 45 blog! We hope you'll use Maiko's fabulous sketch and tutorial to create your own marvelous layout using Secret Garden and French Country! We want to thank Maiko for her incredible work today! We hope you'll all join us tomorrow for more delightful craft inspiration and ideas! Have a wonderful Wednesday, G45ers!

Your Pals in Paper,

Team Graphic 45


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Amazing projects! Thanks for the directions!

More awesome projects

Beautiful layouts!!

Woa! This looks amazing <3 Thanks

Beautiful layouts!

I love this layout design. They both look so different off of the same general idea. I think I'm going to give it a try.

...all the work to make this.. but worth every minute.. simply awesome.. great collection..

Looking good. I'm still learning with my email lessons but I do know how a sketch is great foundation! TFS :)

Wonderful projects and a great tutorial, thank you so much!

Todays layouts are out of this world. Love them.

I love all the soft colors. Great instructions.

Beautiful LOs. I can't wait to play with my G45 collections!
Great sketch to try out too!
Thanks for sharing! :)

very creative; great color and design.

Great sketch and layout. Totally loving the Secret Garden and French Country lines!

That sketch is so much more inspiring than a blank piece of 12 x 12 paper. Great ideas to use for card making as well. Thanks Maiko for all of your hard work and creativity.

got to use the sketch thank you and thanks Maiko for the great video. It is so helpful to see how someone actually puts a layout all together. Now I am going to get my pack out and use it instead of just admiring it.

Beautiful lo, love all the layers and embellies

^5 for video and instructions today! Both layouts are wonderful... elegant for one and fun for the other! TFS :)

oh I love it!!! Thank you so much for the inspiration it is beautiful ;)

Beautiful layout!! Thank you for the great video!!

Yep, I have enjoyed today's fun!

Both layouts are fabulous! I haven't tried scrapbooking yet as it looks very time consuming, but I do admire the work of yout Design Team and must have a go myself sometime.

These are really nice. I love seeing the layouts with photos in them.

Lovely layouts and great sketch!

Love, love, love these Layouts. They are both so gorgeous. I will definitely be using this sketch for inspiration in the future. Every time I see a French Country creation I fall a little more in love with the collection, is that even possible!! I love it so much already!
Love and hugs xxx

Gorgeous LOs! I love using a sketch!

These are both beautiful layouts! I love how they both use so many different elements from the collections!

Beautiful lay outs :) Love the inspiration!

superbe j'adore

Fantastic layouts

Love these. A contest using the same layout would be fun!

fabulous layouts. Just incredible. I love, love, love this line! My most favorite EVER!!!!!

Wonderful layouts. Will give them a go. Thanks for sharing.

I love the second one. SO cute.

Love Layouts Beautiful, thanks for the inspiration

Beautiful Layouts, thank you for so much inspiration.

These are beautiful layouts, and the sketches make it look so easy!

Thanks for tday's projects -the ly-outs are so pretty.

Both layouts are gorgeous! I love this layout. I'm going to try it with the Lullaby Collection!

Great tutorials and step by steps, thanks so much!
Alison x

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