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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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Awesome projects. I am so jealous of all the goodies you received. Congrats!!

I am loving Annette's style-really looking forward to seeing more of her fantastic creations!

Love your creations, Annette! Looking forward to more! Judy D.

Great projects!

Beautiful work by Annette, thank you.

Very creative projects! Loved what I saw in her first box♥ I found the Place in Time interesting because she stayed with the same layout for the 12 months.

Now I'm motivated to make that calendar...thanks for the inspiration, Annette! And congratulations!

Great projects!!

It sure looks like the coming months will be filled with more lovely projects. So far the talent is amazing. I will be looking to see what Annette makes next.

Love the tags! Just awesome.

Love the French Country tag book. So cute. Place in Time is still my favorite.

I just love Annette's work and her unique style!! I think the G45 community is in for a big treat with Annette on the design team!! Beautiful work and welcome aboard!!

Welcome Annette! Beautiful projects and I had fun watching you open that box from G45! Awesomeness!!!! What more can you ask for!

Annette is going to be a great addition to the design team. Beautiful creations! I can't wait to see more.

Love the tag album, neat use of tags.

Love the mini album. I just bought some albums that I'm going to try to replicate some of those I've seen on the G45 site.

So nice to get to know the new team and their fabulous work. TFS

Another very creative artist. It's going to be an amazing year on this G45 blog!

I really love Annette's creations. I am glad we will be able to see more of G45 + Annette = AWESOME. Lanna

Annette, welcome. I love your fab designs.

Welcome, welcome, welcome, Annette to our world that is Graphic 45. Your projects are fabulous and brilliant creations with the gorgeous papers xx

Fantastic creations from Annette - what a brilliant addition to the team... and OMG that box!!
Alison x

Beautiful projects!!! Cannot wait to see more in the upcoming weeks and months ahead! And nice box of goodies!!!


..what a week filled with amazing projects.. just awesome!!

I'm already a follower of Annette - delighted to see her wonderful skills added to the G45 team. But oh my gosh my golly!!! That box seemed bottomless - what a fantabulous haul to receive - Annette you are a lucky doll! Cannot wait to see what you make with all those G45 treasures. Nicola x

Your tag mini album is awesome!

Annette, the video of you opening the G45 box is priceless! I am neon green with envy!!!!! Your projects are amazing. That calendar is to die-for!

Amazing projects!

Welcome!! I look forward to seeing your creations and have to say I like what I see so far! Thank you for inspiring us.

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