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32 posts from July 2013

July 31, 2013

Fun In The Sun With Layouts

Steampunk Spells lay-out

Hello G45ers,

To quote Helen Keller, "So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good." This beautiful phrase is such a perfect summation of how it feels to reflect upon life's happy moments while creating art. We are reminded of how lucky we are to have such wonderful people in our lives. Creating layouts is a perfect way to participate in this joyful contemplation. Today we are going to share four gorgeous ideas for layouts that are sure to inspire you. These gorgeous crafts feature our two amazing new collections Bohemian Bazaar and Steampunk Spells. You'll see a wide range of ideas and techniques that are sure to get your creative gears turning! So lets get started! 

First up is this jubilant Bohemian Bazaar LO by Alberto Juarez! This incredible creation displays so much depth and dimension. Alberto used the Bohemian Bazaar papers and Chipboard Die-Cuts to create stunning 3-D flowers. This LO is so captivating with its vivid colors and hypnotic designs. We also love Alberto's use of open spaces in this LO that help make the central image the primary focal point. This is such an amazing Bohemian Bazaar creation! 

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Supplies:

Bohemian Bazaar paper:

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Jasmine nights

Opulent sunset

Lap of luxury

Kaleidoscope

Bohemian bazaar chipboard

 

Next we have another sublime Bohemian Bazaar layout! This one was created by Clare Charvill and it also displays some gorgeous dimension! You can see how Clare layered and distressed the beautiful Bohemian Bazaar papers to give this LO a quaint vintage look. Then she added some fussy cut elements, Chipboard Die-Cuts and Stickers to give this LO extra beauty. This is a perfect example of how you can take a wonderful photo of a friend or family member and turn it into an unforgettable treasure that will last a lifetime! Here Clare explains how she created this heartwarming LO!

 

"I had great fun building up this layout round this picture of my sister.  Its one of my favourites, and goes so well with the vibrant colours in the Bohemian Bazaar paper collection.  I wanted the flowers to pop out of the page and follow the lines of the palms in the background so used two or three layers of foam tape behind the tag to lift it and then followed the line using pop dots to raise up the other elements. The brick effect on the paper was added using weathered wood distress ink and a brick wall mask placed randomly over the paper. There’s lots of layering through the layout combining all the colours in the collection which all work really well together. Alternate alpha stickers are raised up on foam tape to finish off the lay out. Love it. " - Clare

 

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Supplies:

12 x 12 papers

Vivid splendor

Mystical Masterpiece

Kaleidescope

Opulent Sunset

Jasmine Nights

Bohemian Bazaar Chipboard 1

Bohemian Bazaar Stickers

Stamped Metal Brad

May Arts Ribbon & Twine

Cor’dinations Lights – green paper

Tattered Floral Die for yellow flower

Sizzix Decorative Accent with flower Die

Tacky Glue

Foam Tape

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Next we are going to explore some gorgeous and fun ideas for Steampunk Spells layouts. We begin with this lavishly layered LO by Maria Cole. Just look at how perfectly all of the Steampunk Spells papers blend together! Maria created so much amazing dimension with lots of pretty papers, fussy cut elements, Chipboard Die-Cuts and flower embellishments. The result is this wonderfully whimsical work of art! Here Maria explains her inspiration behind this magical LO. 

 

"I LOVE Steampunk Spells! The designs and imagery are simply the best for scrapbooking all of your Halloween photos. Unfortunately, I’m one of those boring people who stopped dressing up for Halloween ages ago, so I had to get creative in my search for the perfect photos to scrap. I remembered a trip my husband and I took to Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, Washington several years ago. Even though this is a beautiful resort and nothing like a haunted house, I still thought it would be fun to pretend as if we were having fun at a spooky inn. I fussy cut the insides from two Vintage Voyage photo mats to create photo frames, which prompted my idea to have a “steampunk photo booth” feel by applying some of the images from Mechanical Marvels. The final touch to my layout is a flower I assembled using the matching Flowers and Banners"-Maria

 

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Supplies:

 

Graphic 45 Paper:

Steampunk Spells Steampunk Spells

Steampunk Spells Fanciful Floral

Steampunk Spells Clockworks

Steampunk Spells Vintage Voyage

Steampunk Spells Mechanical Marvels

Steampunk Spells Frightful Folly

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Graphic 45 Embellishments:

Steampunk Spells Banners

Steampunk Spells Flowers

Steampunk Spells Chipboard 1

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Steampunk Spells Alphabet Stickers

Ornate Metal Keyholes

 

Additional Products & Supplies:

Petaloo Dahlias – Teastaine

Petaloo Darjeeling Petites autumn

Stickles – Yellow, Aqua

Ice Stickles – Coffee Ice

Martha Stewart Garden Gate Punch

 

Here is another incredible LO featuring Steampunk Spells. This adorable creation was made by Romy Veul and it displays more gorgeous paper layering and paper distressing techniques. The precious central photo sets the tone for this enchanting LO, as fussy cut elements and lovely borders add pure enchantment. This is the perfect way to immortalize your most precious memories! Here is what Romy had to say about this sweet creation. 

"The Steampunk Debutante collection is one of my all time favourites and I was really excited to see a new steampunk collection. The first minute I saw the Steampunk Spells collection, I immediately knew that I just had to cut out the gears from the “Clockworks” sheet. I positioned them on the background paper to create a frame form photo. I also incorporated some fussy cut hot-air balloons, butterflies and flowers to finish off my lay-out." -Romy

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Supplies:

Patterned papers: Fanciful Flora, Clockworks, Vintage Voyage, Witching Hour, Pumpkin Power

Steampunk Spells 8x8 Pads

We hope you all had a lot of fun exploring today's lovely layouts. We hope you got inspired to create your own sentimental work of art to commemorate your favorite memories! Huge thanks to Alberto, Clare, Maria and Romy for their gorgeous work today! We hope to see all of you G45ers tomorrow for more splendid inspiration! Thank you so much for joining us! We wish you all a happy, crafty day!

Your Pals in Paper,

Team Graphic 45

July 30, 2013

Delightful Ideas For Handmade Home Decor

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Hello G45ers,

Are you looking to add some pretty pizazz to your home decor? Well today we've got some amazing ideas for handmade home decor that are sure to have your imagination spinning with inspiration! Did you know that handmade home decor also makes a perfect gift? We've got three incredibly gorgeous crafts to share with you that are guaranteed to brighten your day! There's a wonderfully shabby chic Ladies' Diary hanging sign by Miranda Edney. Then we've got a stunning French Country altered washboard by Rhea Freitag. Then Nichola Battilana will share her breathtaking Bohemian Bazaar matchbook box house! These crafts are going to take your breath away! So lets get to it!

We wanted to begin by giving a quick shout-out to all of our friends on the Graphic 45 Facebook page! If you want the latest news on Graphic 45 products, daily inspiration and a way to connect with your fellow G45ers and upload your Graphic 45 creations, check out the Graphic 45 Facebook page! Here is an amazing piece of Olde Curiosity Shoppe home decor by Debbie Lewis that was recently uploaded to our Facebook page! We just love this breathtaking altered letter tray that Debbie created! We encourage you all to check out the Graphic 45 Facbeook page for fun and fabulous inspiration!

Graphic 45 Facebook:


https://www.facebook.com/Graphic45

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And now it's time for more fun and fabulous home decor ideas! First up is this superbly shabby chic hanging sign by Miranda that features A Ladies' Diary! This is such a beautiful and inventive way to create timeless home decor! Fussy cut elements, Graphic 45 Metal Key Holes and pretty ribbon add to the irresistible charm of this sweet creation! Add a few fun photos and you've got a perfect heartfelt gift idea! Whether you're creating this piece to add beauty to your own home, or giving it to a friend or family member, this adorable work of art is guaranteed to please! Here is what Miranda had to say about it!

"I am a huge fan of anything that has movement to it! So i love to create hanging signs of sorts. This is meant to house at least one photo in the frame at the bottom. But has space at the top for more. I wanted to have a vintage look, that was very feminine. So of course A Ladies Diary had to be used. I also added some Place in Time as well. I just love how you can find pieces to coordinate with anything you are using. I also just loved the big rose fussy cut at the top. I could fussy cut these papers all day!" -Miranda

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Supplies:

A Ladies Diary-Ageless Beauty

Place In Time-July Foundation

Place in Time-April Cut Aparts

Graphic 45 Staples: Ornate Metal Key Holes

Ornate Metal Keys

Wooden Frame by Kaisercraft

Bird Cage by Prima

May Arts Ribbon

Pink Lace

Handmade Wire Hanger

 

Next up is another classic piece of handmade home decor. Behold this gorgeous altered washboard by Rhea! This is such a fun way to add new life to an old object! The rustic charm of French Country is just perfect for this beautiful project! It would look amazing in any room of the house! Rhea's creation also highlights some wonderful uses of the French Country cardstock Flowers! This amazing piece of home decor would be so much fun to create! Here Rhea explains how she made this glorious work of art!

"When I came across a collection of old washboards at an estate sale, I just knew I had to have one to alter.  Ever since I became a part of the Graphic 45 team, I have been on the hunt for vintage items with flat surfaces to alter with their scrumptious paper.  You will be surprised at what you can find at thrift stores, garage sales and estate sales if you pay attention. Since this was a very well used washboard, the surfaces were quite warped.  This caused me to have to embrace imperfection a little bit and also use a very wet glue application to get the paper to adhere.  The flowers were placed strategically to also cover imperfections in the piece.  With just a little bit of creative thinking you can alter just about anything to create a simple home décor piece." -Rhea

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Supplies:

Old washboard from an estate sale

French Country 12x12

French Country Patterns and Solids

French Country Sticker Sheet

French Country Flowers

Staples Stamped Brads

Distress Ink Brushed Corduroy

Modge Podge, matte finish

May Arts Ribbon (burlap and printed)

Here is another exquisite home decor creation that you're sure to love! Here is an amazing Bohemian Bazaar house that Nichola created with the Graphic 45 Small Matchbook Box! Don't you just love the bright and beautiful colors of Bohemian Bazaar? The joyful designs really shine in this hypnotic work of art! Look at how Nichola used the Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Keys to create a cute little fence around the house! Such a marvelous idea! This superb creation would add incredible cheer to any room! It is filled with so much imagination and vintage charm. Here is what Nichola had to say about it. 

"A sweet little house created from the G45 Staples: Small Matchbook Box. The inside drawer of the matchbook becomes the base for the piece and the exterior boxed sleeve is transformed into a peak roofed house. I was going to create a scene inside the box, to be viewed through the ‘back window’, but I think there’s enough going on outside in the little yard where ‘Proud Priscilla’ stands. I love the idea of a giant keyhole door and the upsidedown ornate keyholes were just begging to be windows." -Nichola

 

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Supplies:

 

 

Bohemian Bazaar:
Kaleidoscope

Vivid Splendor

Jasmine Nights

Opulent Sunset

Dazzling Delights

Bohemian Bazaar Stickers

Bohemian Bazaar Tags & Pockets


Graphic 45 Staples:

Small Matchbook Box

Ornate Metal Key Holes

Ornate Metal Keys

Ornate Metal Label Holder

Antique Metal Door Pull


Ribbon
Antiqued brass brads

Petaloo flowers and greenery

Vintage lady portrait

                                                                            Vintage book page

 

Wasn't that fun, G45ers?! We encourage you all to try creating some splendid home decor with your favorite Graphic 45 collection! You'd be amazed what a new handmade work of art can do to cheer up your space! We want to thank Miranda, Rhea and Nichola for their gorgeous work today. We had so much fun sharing today's marvelous crafts with all of you! Come on back and see us tomorrow for more amazing inspiration and cheer! Have a great day!

 

Happy Papercrafting!

 

Your Friends at Graphic 45

July 29, 2013

Graphic 45 Featured Artist: Brittany Pochick

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Hello G45ers,

Get ready to bring some bliss to your Monday with today's very special Graphic 45 blog. We are so excited to be featuring the work of a talented, young crafter. Her name is Brittany Pochick and she's only 13 years-old! Brittany is the youngest G45er to ever try out for our design team. We were so thrilled with her beautiful work that we wanted to share it with all of you on today's blog! Today is even more exciting because we've got a fun new blog contest! We're giving away this gorgeous prize pack of Place in Time and French County goodies this week! You could win a French Country 8x8 paper pad, Banners, Cling Stamp Set, Place in Time 8x8 paper pad, Stickers, Alphabet Stickers, Chipboard Die-Cuts and Stamped Metal Brad Staples! That's a $40 value! Just leave us a blog or Facebook comment this week for your chance to win! A random winner will be announced on this Friday's blog so stay tuned!

Graphic 45 Place in Time French Country prize contest

We are so excited to welcome today's Featured Artist, the amazing Brittany Pochick. At the age of 13, Brittany is an avid crafter and artist. We discovered her work when she applied to be on the Graphic 45 2013 Design Team. One look at her creafts and we knew that she would be an inspiration to a new generation of papercrafters. She loves to bring each Graphic 45 collection to life with beautiful fussy cutting and lots of pretty embellishments. She loves to mix and match Graphic 45 papers and Staples to capture just the right look for her sweet creations. Her fun YouTube page is filled with lots of great videos of Britanny's crafts and lots of amazing tips for how she creates her projects! We were so inspired by Brittany's love for creating. Her work demonstrates that papercrafting is an activity that can be enjoyed at any age. We are honored to be sharing Brittany's beautiful crafts today. We hope that her work will encourage other young crafters to follow their dreams! Please join us in giving a very warm Graphic 45 welcome to the amazing Brittany!

Brittany's YouTube:


http://www.youtube.com/Scrapbookingdiva11

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About Brittany:

To start off I have always had a passion for Graphic 45 and a dream to be part of it or at least a chance to design or do something for someone or a company. My name is Brittany Pochick and I am a 13 year old girl from East Windsor, N.J. I have been scrapbooking since I was seven and all throughout when I was a smaller child and baby. I sell at a shop called To be Continued...In Metuchen, N.J, as wells as a boutique of my own that is local and at craft fairs. Also I have client meetings in my home and welcome them into my studio and sell straight from there. My business  is called Brittany's Creation's. My Facebook is Brittany Pochick and my YouTube channel is Scrapbookingdiva11. I had found my self through many hard times growing up through things most people or children should not but I found myself in art to help me and keep me out of trouble and to express myself without others bothering me or judging me. I craft almost everyday for hours in my studio which my family has helped me build and make and for my grandmother to give up her basement for me to scrapbook and alter art. I love painting, drawing, mix-media, altered art, everything. I also am involved in drama/acting, modeling, music (write songs/sing/plays 8 instruments), skateboarding and sports, writing, poetry, karate, fishing, stamp collecting, dance, photography, etc. I do everything. I am also all up to date with all new things in the crafty world and own a lot of these items and products. I am very active in the scrapping world as well as swaps with people all around the world. I love everything and to try new things and I am here to show you that you can be an artist at any age, any level and to always fight for yourself as well as to incorporate everything that happens to you in your life whether its good or bad put it into your art. That is a true artist. That is what makes it art...Thank you!

And not it's time to explore Brittany's amazing creations! First up in today's feature is this wonderful altered curio cabinet featuring Olde Curiosity Shoppe. You can see lots of fun fussy cutting and a wide variety of pretty embellishments. This cabinet is filled with wonder and fun! Brittany definitely captured the whimsical spirit of Olde Cusiosity Shoppe in this clever creation!

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Here Brittany takes you on a fun video tour through this lavish work of art!

Video Tour:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYPBQa3poVc

 

Supplies:

Graphic45- old curiosity Shoppe paper pad in 12x12 and 8x8, sticker sheet ,key holes

                                                                  wooden key holder-IKEA
              Tim holtz- pull tabs, key winders, wings, wish bone, bingo piece, bottle, clip, ect.
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                                                                   wild orchid crafts flowers
                                                   chain from craft store or found at yard sales
                                       other metals and old vintage pieces that were found 

Here we have some wonderful altered door hangers that Brittany created with Secret Garden, Bird Song and Nutcracker Sweet. These are such colorful and fun pieces of home decor that would also make great gifts! You can see how much Brittany loves to dress up her crafts in lots of beautiful flower embellishments, pearls, jewels and other vibrant elements! They are so lovely!

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Here is another fun video tour of these wonderful creations!

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graphic 45- nutcracker sweet paper, bird song paper, secret garden paper, secret garden chipboard 1&2, secret garden stickers, birdsong chipboard #2, nutcracker sweet stickers
prims flowers, wild orchid crafts flowers, handmade flowers, doily's, lace, metal embellishments, sprays, pearls, Christmas snowflakes, glitter, stick pins, bling, fibers, cameos, etc.

Here is another splendid piece of home decor that Brittany created! This is her pretty altered French Country door hanger. She mixed and matched the pretty papers in French Country to give each segment a life of its own. More marvelous floral embellishments, French Country Chipboard Die-Cuts and pretty ribbon also add to the allure of this joyful creation!

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Explore more of this fabulous creation in this great video tour by Brittany!

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graphic 45- French country paper, metal flowers, stickers, chipboard #1
other- leafs, wild orchid crafts flowers, handmade flowers, ribbon, coasters, bling, sprays, pop dots

Here we have a marvelous altered Bird Song heart gift box! The rich colors of Bird Song spring to life on the cover of this lovely box. It opens to reveal a beautiful gift set! This is such a wonderful idea for a heartfelt gift for a friend or family member. It is obvious that this lavish box was made with delicate care and precision. Bird Song comes to life in this beautiful box by Brittany!

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Supplies:
bird song paper line, chipboard #2
other- lace, frame, bling, cameos, wild orchid crafts flowers, prima metals, Eiffel tower charm, pearl glimmer mist, adhesive tape, twinkling H2Os in pumpkin spice, book pages, gesso, etc.

Here we have another very special craft that Brittany made. This is a pretty altered record featuring Secret Garden! This lovely creation displays more of Brittany's fun use of embellishments as well as some wonderful paper distressing techniques. This is a very clever way to create a one-of-a-kind piece with Secret Garden or any Graphic 45 paper collection! Just let your imagination run wild! The bright and happy look of Secret Garden shines in this radiant work of art!

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other- pearl trim, wild orchid crafts flowers, other flowers, prima flowers, handmade flowers, lace, trim, bling, Bo-bunny trinkets, stickpins, gesso, adhesive, skeleton leaves, metal pieces, etc.

Here is another fun and pretty Secret Garden creation by Brittany. This is an altered plank she created that displays a tranquil springtime scene. Lovely fussy cut elements mingle with flower embellishments, an altered Graphic 45 Metal Key Hole, charming chipboard and lovely lace and pearls. This sweet creation really displays the depth of Brittany's amazing imagination! It's like a breath of fresh spring air! 

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Want to know more about this sweet project? Watch this fun video tour where Brittany describes how she created this lovely work of art!

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graphic 45- secret garden papers, key holes, brads, chipboard # 1&2, stickers
other- wild orchid crafts flowers, prima flowers, petaloo flowers, handmade flowers, other flowers, stickles, multiple chipboard pieces, wooden 12x12 plank, gesso, adhesive, pop dots and foam tape, lace and flat back pearls and trims, prima tiles, wooden corner s=accents, skeleton leaves, prima resin bird, bling, tim holtz wish bone, stick pins, etc.

Last but not least is this spooktacular Happy Haunting stand-up desktop mini album that Brittany made with the Graphic 45 8x8 Easel Album! Each page of this marvelous mini is filled with festive and fun Halloween cheer! This is the perfect mini for housing precious Halloween photos! Brittany layered the lovely Happy Haunting papers, Chipboard Die-Cuts and other fun embellishments to give each page its own unique look. This creation is absolutely delightful and it definitely get us excited for Halloween time!
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Here is another super sweet video tour by Brittany! Explore the fabulous details of this festive creation and learn how it was made! Its so fun!
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graphic 45-happy hauntings paper, October sheet from place in time, happy hauntings stamp set, brads, and 8x8 easel album by graphic 45, happy haunting chip board #2
other: extra papers, tags, pockets, fencing, glimmer mists, flowers, tim holtz film strip, stickers bling, metals, lace, spider rings, butterfly's, other chip board pieces, etc

We hope you all had fun on today's very special blog. We hope Brittany's work helped to inspire all of our young G45ers out there to keep on reaching for new creative heights! Her work is so inspiring for crafters of all ages! It just goes to show you that it's never too early or too late to find your own creative outlet! We want to thank Brittany for all of her incredible work. It was such a  joy for us to share her talent on today's blog! Don't forget to leave us a blog or Facebook comment today for your chance to win this week's wonderful blog prize! We hope to see you all again tomorrow for lots of gorgeous inspiration and fun! We wish you all a beautiful and happy day!

With Love and Pretty Paper

Team Graphic 45

 

July 27, 2013

Graphic 45 Presents a June Place in Time Pocket Card

 

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Download the Place in Time June Pocket Card Project Sheet

July 26, 2013

Graphic 45 Ning Gallery Highlights

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Hello G45ers,

Happy Friday and welcome to another fun day of inspiration here at the Graphic 45 blog! Today we're going to bring you some gorgeous highlights from our Ning gallery! You'll see five unique and beautiful crafts that have recently been posted to our Ning gallery from G45ers just like you! We've got cards, tags, altered art and more! Plus we have a winner to announce for this week's Secret Garden blog contest! You're going to see such a stunning variety of projects using different Graphic 45 collections! Today's blog is sure to inspire you to do some wonderful weekend crafting with your favorite Graphic 45 collection! So lets begin with this week's blog prize winner! Chosen at random from this week's blog comments, the winner is...

-Caryl Robinson: "A Secret Garden is one of my favorites!! Love seeing other projects! They are wonderful! Would love to win this!"

Congratulations, Caryl! Please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize! This is the gorgeous Secret Garden prize that Caryl won today. We have a new blog contest every week here at Graphic 45 so there's always a chance to win some amazing Graphic 45 goodies! Stay tuned to our blog for more fun opportunities to win!

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We also have a winner to announce from yesterday's very special CHA contest! Our randomly chosen winner from yesterday's Twelve Days of Christmas CHA contest is...

-Margaret Branshaw: "I would so love to win this prize - I can't wait to see what I could come up with!

Congratulations, Margaret! Please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize! This is the prize that Margaret won today as part of our spacial CHA Summer celebration! We want to thank everyone who left us blog and Facebook comments this week! We had such a great time getting to share this amazing event with all of you!

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And now it's time for some fun photos from our adventures at yesterday's CHA!


It's the day were celebrating The Twelve Days of Christmas! Here's our amazing team!

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Here is the Twelve Days of Christmas section in our CHA booth! It's Christmas in July!

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                                                            Here is Maria Cole's beautiful tag!

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Here is the great Steampunk Spells dress form in our CHA booth!

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Make n takes are in full swing! Today were making a Twelve Days of Christmas tag! Fun! Fun! Fun!

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And now it's time for some grand inspiration from the Graphic 45 Ning gallery! The Graphic 45 Ning site is a great place to find inspiration! You can post your Graphic 45 creations, get countless ideas by exploring crafts posted by G45ers just like you, and connect with a wonderful community of crafters! The Graphic 45 Ning site has it all! Once in a while we like to post some highlights on our blog from the Graphic 45 Ning site. All of today's crafts were created by G45ers all over the world! We encourage you all to check out the Graphic 45 Ning site and share your G45 creations with this fabulous community!

Graphic 45 Ning


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First up is this gorgeous Steampunk Spells treasure box by Rebecca Morris.This is such a clever piece of altered art that would make an amazing gift! The whimsical spirit of Steampunk Spells comes to life in this breathtaking creation! All the pretty fussy cut elements and metal embellishments add sophistication and charm to this fun creation! Here is what Rebecca had to say about it!

"I am very happy to share with you my latest project, this project is a converted book, the book has been converted to what still looks like a book but it is actually a treasure box, shhhhhh. I picked up a very old book from my local second hand bookstore, it had one of those hard green vinyl covers, with gold trimming, it was $2 and with stinky old paper - PERFECT!."

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Next up is this adorable Little Darlings card by Lyudmila Kruchinina. This is the perfect card for a new baby! The pretty paper layers, delicate stitching and adorable pinwheel give this card such a lovable look. Soft pastel colors only add to the charm of this sweet card. It's a true inspiration!

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Here we have another delightful creation from our Ning gallery. This is a breathtaking French Country altered journal by Theresa Pearson. This is such a fun idea! Altered journals are enjoyable and easy to make and they also make perfect gifts! We love how Theresa layered the pretty French Country papers and added Chipboard Die Cuts to give this journal even more rustic charm. The bright inked borders and cute ribbon embellishments only add to its elegant allure. It's simply stunning!

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Here's another super fun creation. Behold this whimsical Olde Curiosity Shoppe book mark by Tati Mar. This is such a fun way to create with this dreamy collection! Fabulous fussy cut elements and pretty paper distressing only add to the fanciful look of this fun book mark. The playful spirit of Olde Curiosity Shoppe comes to life in this superb creation! 

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Last but not least is this exquisite Ladies' Diary trinket box by Andrew Roberts. This elegant creation is overflowing with beauty as fussy cut characters and flowers add depth and dimension. We love how Andrew altered the Graphic 45 Metal Butterflies to give them pretty texture. Lace, pearls and flowers only add to the beauty of this gorgeous piece. It looks like a true vintage treasure! This would make a beautiful piece of home decor or a heartwarming gift! It's so pretty!

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We hope you all had fun exploring today's Ning gallery highlights! Check out the Graphic 45 Ning site for even more inspiration and great ideas! We want to thank all of today's featured G45ers for their splendid work! There's a whole new week of fun ahead here on the Graphic 45 blog! We hope you'll stop by and see us! We want to wish you all a fabulous Friday and a great weekend! Thank you again for joining us on this beautiful day!

With Love and Pretty Paper,

Your Friends at Graphic 45