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June 05, 2013

Fun With Tags, Calendars & More By Annette Green


Hello G45ers,

To quote Henry David Thoreau, "The world is but a canvas to our imagination." Today we are going to share some gorgeous crafts that embody this beautiful idea. We are so excited to introduce you to Annette Green, one of our newest members of the 2013 Graphic 45 Design Team! She has created some astonishing works of art that are sure to have your imagination brimming with inspiration! Annette has such an elegant and unique style that we are sure you'll love. Today you will see wonderful ideas for gifts, home decor, mini albums, tags and more! If you need to bring a little extra pizazz to your Wednesday, then you've definitely come to the right place!

We want to introduce you to a very talented artist, the fabulous Annette Green. Her gorgeous crafts are a celebration of life! She puts so much love and attention into each and every craft she creates. Her use of unique papercrafting techniques, perfectly placed embellishments and lavish layers help give her crafts a classic look. Annette also has a great talent for bringing out the unique style in different Graphic 45 collections. Whether she's creating a layout, mini album, card or altered art, each craft takes on a life of its own, overflowing with color and intricate designs. It is her combination of refined skill and vast artistic vision that makes Annette's crafts so breathtaking. Her beautiful blog called Annette's Creative Journey is also filled with superb ideas and inspiration. We are thrilled to welcome her to our new Graphic 45 2013 Design Team!


About Annette:

Hello! I’m Annette Green and am thrilled to be part of the Graphic 45 family! I live in sunny Melbourne, Florida with my husband Paul of 21 years, our talented teenage daughter Jamie and our precious, shy Sheltie named Suki.

Formerly a graphic designer by trade, I’ve spent the past ten years as a papercrafting enthusiast as well as dabbler in the world of mixed media and art journaling. I spend my days in my home studio creating every single day to share art through blogging, videos, design teams and as a workshop instructor.

I take pride in caring for myself by running and working out, eating right, and thinking positive thoughts daily. I love to read (when I make the time for it) and especially enjoy cooking and spending time with friends, and let’s not forget: I love my big cup of Starbucks every morning.

Anette's Blog:


We begin today's introduction with this amazing piece of Bird Song home decor by Annette. She used some wonderful origami folding to create the beautiful umbrella and paper flowers in this piece. This is a great example of how Annette captured the essence of our marvelous Bird Song collection. This pretty craft would make the perfect gift for a friend or loved one!





Bird Song 8 x 8 paper

Signature Series 12 x 12 cardstock

Art Parts tags by Wendy Vecchi

Chipboard, buttons and floral stems


Next we have this gorgeous French Country Tag Mini Album that Annette created. She used the new Large Tag Album Staples and beautiful French Country papers and embellishments to create this heartwarming treasure. This sweet tag mini album is just perfect for housing your precious memories. Pretty ribbon and inked borders only add to the allure of this sweet creation. French Country definitely comes to life in this superb tag mini!














French Country 8 x 8 papers

Graphic 45 Large Tag Album

French Country Cardstock- Tags & Pockets

French Country Cardstock - Banners

French Country Cardstock - Flowers

Tim Holtz Idea-ology findings

Cinch binding machine and coils

Twine and ribbon

Each of the large tags were scored at 2 ½” from the bottom and folded up to create a pocket.


Here we have Annette's marvelous Place in Time calendar for 2013! It was created using the Graphic 45 8x8 Easel Album as the base, with lots of pretty Place in Time papers. You an see how perfectly Annette captured the spirit of the seasons and holidays on every page of this clever calendar. This is the perfect creation for any office or home. Handmade calendars also make amazing gifts! Annette definitely set the tone for a joyful 2013 with this awe-inspiring Place in Time calendar!




























Place In Time 12 x 12 paper

Signature Series 12 x 12 cardstock

Graphic 45 8 x 8 Easel Album

Twine, ribbon, Tim Holtz die cuts

6 months on one side of the album, then flip around to see the other 6 months.


We've got one more fun treat in store for you, G45ers! Here is a fun video that Annette made when she received her first Graphic 45 Design Team box, filled to the brim with fabulous Graphic 45 goodies. Here she takes you on a video tour as she opens the box. Discover all the wonderful treasures that Annette received as we welcomed her on to our new team! We can't wait to see what she will create!




We want to thank Annette for her fantastic crafts on today's blog. We are so excited to see all the amazing crafts she'll create on this year's Graphic 45 Design Team! We also want to thank all of you for joining us on today's blog! We hope you had a lot of fun! Come back and see us tomorrow for more gorgeous crafts and inspiration! We wish you all a very happy day!


Your Pals in Paper,


Team Graphic 45


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Thank you so much for this post. I am thrilled to be part of the G45 family and among so many extremely talented designers!

My favorite design artist, thanks to G45 and Annette Green, I will be altering a box today in hopes it would make her proud!!!!

Very pretty...all of it!!

Beautiful work!! Love the origami folding.

Omygosh!! All of these are gorgeous! I loveeeeeeeee them!

Love the sound track for the DT box video...sounds like her heart pounding with joy! Welcome, Annette..your work is gorgeous! Looking forward to getting to know you.

It's all so pretty! Annette is a great addition to the G45 design team!

Love your work Annette. It will be fun to get inspiration these next 2 ysars!

Fabulous inspiration today. I have the paper for a calendar so I need to get started on it.

Welcome Annette! Lovely work. Fun, fun video.

Thank you for all the pictures of the calendar. I think I will make one for my work desk!

Wow! What talent! Love, love, love the calendar and the mini tag album. Welcome aboard.

LOVE the tag album!!!!

These are such beautiful projects! I especially love the little die cut additions on the calendar pages - they complement the G45 papers so well!

Beautiful work. Welcome to the G45 family.

Graphic 45 you simply are the best and your designers are amazing x

Wauw Annette is a talented scrap-lady with a very nice blog full of graphic 45 ideas!
Hava a nice day!

Love your work Annette. Welcome to the G45!

Beautiful projects Annette.

Gorgeous work!!

beautiful projects...look forward to seeing more of your creations

Thank you Thank you Thank you Annette and Graphic 45 for the most inspiring blog post! Wonderful stuff and can't wait to see more! Happy Wednesday!

Annette! Your work is amazing. And I love your pride in yourself and positive spirit! Such an inspritation!

I am hopping over to your site to be a follower...

Great work, so exciting to see new dt members bringing their inspiration :))

I absolutely love the mini album and calendar! Thanks for sharing!

The best calendar ever. How did Annette get the numbers so perfectly placed in the little date boxes and what did she use?

Gorgeous projects. Can't wait
to see more of your creations.

Fantastic projects!! Congrats on making the G45 DT!!

every one of these projects is gorgeous! love that first one especially. :)

What wonderful work! I am truly in awe!! I will be following Annette's blog to try to gain some inspiration and hopefully some of her true talent will rub off :-) she is a credit to G45's amazing papers. I wish her well during her time on the design team. Look forward to seeing her creations during this year.

I love every little detail....can't wait for her next postings!

All the "new" group has such wonderful ideas. 2013/2014 looks like a banner year!

What wonderful projects!

The mini tag album is gorgeous

Beautiful creations Annette :) I am sure we will all gain some inspiration from you in the year ahead!

Gorgeous projects!!


Wonderful, creative projects!

I really enjoyed your blog post, Annette! Your creations are all amazing. I especially love that gorgeous calendar!

Amazing work! This is going to be a rockin year with the new dt members :)

Awesome projects, so very creative !!

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