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32 posts from July 2013

July 19, 2013

Bright Ideas With Bohemian Bazaar

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Hello G45ers,

It's Friday and the warm sunshine of summer is getting our creative gears turning! It's a gorgeous day for some bright and beautiful Bohemian Bazaar inspiration! We are thrilled that you've stopped by our blog on this fine day! We have three unique ideas to share with you that feature our vibrant new collection Bohemian Bazaar! You'll see a dazzling tag by Maiko Miwa, a sweet layout by Susan Lui and a fabulous mini album and video tutorial by Denise Hahn! Plus we have some special ideas for party crafts! Could this day get any better?!

Lets begin with this sublime upside-down tag by Maiko! She used the Graphic 45 Regular Tag Album Staples and bright Bohemian Bazaar papers to create this wonderful tag!  The vivid colors and lavish designs of Bohemian Bazaar are just perfect for this sunny time of year! This fun tag would make a great gift! You can also string together a bunch of pretty tags to create a beautiful banner! The creative possibilities are endless! Let this multi-layered tag inspire you to create your own joyful summer crafts with Bohemian Bazaar!

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Supplies:

Graphic 45 Regular Tag Album Staples

Bohemian Bazaar 12x12 paper pad

Bohemian Bazaar Chipboard Die-Cuts

Graphic 45 Onrate Metal Keys

Summer is definitely a time for fun photos and Bohemian Bazaar is the perfect paper collection to bring those memories to life! Here we have a super sweet layout by Susan that definitely captures the fun-loving spirit of Bohemian Bazaar. Pretty layers and fussy cut elements help to add extra cheer to this fabulous creation! Here is what Susan had to say about this splendid work of art!

"This is a layout I created using the new Bohemian Bazaar collection in a clean style. The design is kept centred, with lots of white space surrounding it, allowing the eyes to be drawn to the photo and the collage. The fussy cut flowers are complemented by the matching flowers from Petaloo and chipboard buttons extend vertically beyond the flower cluster." -Susan

 

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Supplies:

Bohemian Bazaar Kaleidoscope, Vivid Splendour, Lap of Luxury

Bohemian Bazaar Chipboard

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Mini albums are also a perfect way to immortalize your happy memories from summer! Here we have a fun and easy mini that Denise created with Bohemian Bazaar. You can see how perfectly all the marvelous colors and designs blend together to create a euphoric craft treasure! This is another fantastic gift idea! Denise has even created a great video tutorial so you can create this marvelous mini for yourself or someone you love! Take it away, Denise!

"I am always looking for creative ways to make mini albums. I remembered this technique from a grade school craft project but could not remember how to do it! I did my research and found it was pretty easy. I went ahead and made a tutorial for you, so you can make your own!" -Denise

 

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Supplies:

Graphic 45 Bohemian Bazaar 8x8 Paper Pad

Graphic 45 Bohemian Bazaar Chipboard Tags

Graphic 45 Bohemian Bazaar Stickers

Graphic 45 Bohemian Bazaar Alpha Stickers

Ink- Clearsnap Lime Pastel Colorbox Chalk

Adhesive: Xyron Mega Runner ½ inch permanent

Ribbon: May Arts

Flowers: Petaloo Teastained Dahlias

Last but not least is this very special Graphic 45 spotlight on a Secret Garden themed party that was hosted recently in Portugal by Patricia, the Director of our beloved Portugal distributor Tubo de Ensaio. She recently hosted this enchanting party for her daughter's 2nd birthday! It was complete with Graphic 45 altered Matchbook shadow boxes, banners, cards and goodie boxes! This is such a wonderful idea for party planning and decorating! We were overjoyed when we saw all the love and detail that went in to this very special event! Patricia captured the enchanting spirit of Secret Garden in this sweet party! Hop on over to her blog to see more fun photos from this magical birthday event! Let it inspire you to dream up new ways to celebrate and decorate with your favorite Graphic 45 collection! 

Secret Garden Themed Party

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We hope you all had a great time exploring today's joyful Graphic 45 blog! There were so many fun ideas today! We hope you got inspired for some weekend crafting! We want to thank Maiko, Susan, Denise and Patricia at Tubo de Ensaio for their gorgeous crafts today! We hope you will all stop by our blog very soon for more marvelous inspiration and fun! We wish you all a very happy crafty weekend!

With Love and Pretty Paper,

Your Friends at Graphic 45

July 18, 2013

Three Ways To Create With Steampunk Spells!

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Hello G45ers,

Are you dreaming of whimsical and fun ideas for Steampunk Spells? Well you're in luck! Today's Graphic 45 blog is filled with gorgeous inspiration for crafting with this fun and vibrant new collection! Today we're going to share three unique and beautiful ways to create breathtaking crafts with Steampunk Spells. There's an adorable layout by Romy Veul, a marvelous card by Rhea Freitag and a dazzling altered Matchbook Box by Alberto Juarez! Plus we have 4 more winners to announce from yesterday's Typography "Win It Before You Buy It" contest! This is going to be such a magical day!

Lets begin by announcing our final winners of our Typography "Win It Before You Buy It" contest! Today's winners will receive a Typography 8x8 paper pad, Stickers, Chipboard Die-Cuts and Tags & Pockets cardstock embellishments! That's a $25 value! And the randomly chosen winners are...

From the Blog:

- Michele Cano: "I absolutely LOVE Typography -- G45 is awesome! Love that typewriter! Thanks for the chance to win."

-Peg: "Fab, fab, FAB! O0oOoo0o! Just pick me!!! What fun I would have with this collection!!!"

From Facebook:

-Angel Chambers: "Ok, it has been decided now... This will cover an old dresser my mother once had as a little girl and a newer Pier 1 headboard in my room to tie the two together and make my room SUPERFANTABULOUS!!!! Can't wait!"

-Jilly Manchester: "Just loving this collection and still hoping I might win them to use for a book about my 60th birthday!!"

Congratulations! Will today's winners please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize! Prize packs will be mailed out in early August. 

And now it's time for some gorgeous Steampunk Spells inspiration! There are so many ways to create fun and colorful crafts with this fabulous new collection. Here we have a heartwarming layout by Romy that features fabulous paper layers and fun fussy cutting. We also love her adorable cat, Paco! This LO shows you how much fun you can have mixing and matching the variety of papers in Steampunk Spells. You can also see some fun uses of the Steampunk Spells cardstock Banners! It's so sweet! Here is what Romy had to say about this delightful LO!

"One of the things I love about the Steampunk Spells collection is the fact that it is very versatile. You can use it for Halloween projects, for feminine creations and much more. When making this lay-out, I was inspired by the text ‘Totally wicked’ that was printed on the “Totally Wicked” paper. It inspired me to use this photo of our cat Paco winking to the photographer." -Romy

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Supplies:

Patterned paper: Fanciful Floral, Vintage Voyage, Nevermore, Witching Hour, Pumpkin Power, Totally Wicked

Steampunk Spells 8x8 Pad

Steampunk Spells 6x6 Patterns & Solids

Steampunk Spells Banners

Tim Holtz Distress Ink ‘Walnut Stain’

Distress tool

Foamtape

Here we have another gorgeous idea for Steampunk Spells! This is a fantastic card that Rhea made! It  displays some fun and unique ways to blend your Steampunk Spells papers with pretty metal embellishments. This is s fabulous card for any occasion, but especially Halloween! Here Rhea explains her inspiration behind this gorgeous and festive card creation!

"I was really challenged to make this project with Steampunk Spells, as cards are not something I typically create.  My approach here was to try and achieve dimension with collage and then finish with heavy metal elements.  I used the cardstock banners in an unusual way by having them act as hinges for an additional flap on the cover.  Behind it, I tucked in an envelope with a tag inside with a place to hide my signature. On the inside of the card I really used my love for collage to decorate.  Elements were cut from several different papers with the time theme, and then I layered away.  In order to make my own sentiment embellishment, I layered paper under the alphabet cardstock stickers.  I love the heaviness of this sturdy hinged card." -Rhea 

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Supplies:

Steampunk Spells 12 x 12

Steampunk Spells 8x8

Steampunk Spells 6x6 Pattern and Solids

Staples: Keyholes

Staples: Key Charm

Steampunk Spells Cardstock Alphabet Stickers

Steampunk Spells Cardstock Banners

Steampunk Spells Cardstock Tags and Pockets

Scor Tape

Distress Ink: Black Soot

Hinges

Brads

Gilders paste, copper and patina

E600 adhesive

4 x 4 Chipboard Frame Set

Last but not least is this breathtaking altered Matchbook Box by Alberto. The Graphic 45 Matchbook Boxes offer endless possibilities for fun and creativity! You can use them to create decorative shadowboxes, home decor, gifts, layouts and so much more! Here you can see how Alberto used the Graphic 45 8x8 Matchbook Box and Steampunk Spells to create this whimsical piece of home decor! The imaginative spirit of Steampunk Spells comes to life with pretty fussy cutting, paper layering and gorgeous dimension! You can also see some fun uses for the Steampunk Spells cardstock Banners! This amazing box displays the world of possibilities when you let your imagination run wild!

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Supplies:

Steampunk Spells 12x12 Paper Pad

Steampunk Spells Banners

Steampunk Spells Chipboard 2

Graphic 45 8x8 Matchbook Box

We hope you all had a lot of fun exploring today's breathtaking Steampunk Spells crafts! We hope all of today's crafts helped give you some great ideas for creating with this dazzling new collection! Big thanks to Romy, Rhea and Alberto for their incredible work today. We hope you will all come back and see us tomorrow for more fun and inspiration! We wish you all a very happy day!

Your Pals in Paper,

Team Graphic 45




July 17, 2013

Graphic 45 CHA Sneak Peeks Day 13: Typography

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Hello G45ers,

If you love bright and beautiful craft inspiration then you've come to the right place! Today's Graphic 45 blog is sure to fill your day with joy! We've got some breathtaking crafts from Diane's workshop to share with you! Diane and her team have been working hard to create beautiful crafts with our new Typography collection for our booth at CHA Summer in Las Vegas! Today we're giving you an exclusive first look at their amazing new creations! Plus we have two stunning tag creations and tutorials from our Design Team to share with you! Get ready for fun, G45ers, because today's blog is going to make your day!

Lets begin with our "Win It Before You Buy It" contest winners from yesterday's blog! Today is the last day to leave us a blog or Facebook comment for your chance to win Typography before it arrives in stores! We are giving away a Typography 8x8 paper pad, Stickers, Chipboard Die-Cuts and Tags & Pockets cardstock embellishments everyday this week! That's a $25 value! We will announce 4 more winners on tomorrow's blog so stay tuned! Here are our winners from yesterday's contest!

From the Blog:

-Kathleen Scott: "My wish upon a star is that I will win Typography or any G45 collection. Eyes squinched, fingers crossed, wishing and hoping."

-Aggie Stiefer: "Thanks for the chance to win these wonderful papers"

- From Facebook:

- Barbara Fitzwater: "Marvelous design as always....G45 continues to be the best paper line in the industry!! WOW!!"

-Mary Lynn Peterson: "Delightful! Thanks for sharing yet another inspirational blog, collection and fun contest!"

Congratulations! Will today's winners please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize! G45ers, be sure to leave us your blog or Facebook comments today for your last chance to win Typography before it arrives in stores!

And now it's time for some awesome inspiration from Daine's workshop! Here are some of the gorgeous works of art that Diane and her team have been creating for our booth at CHA Summer 2013 in Las Vegas! Here is a gorgeous Typography altered lamp that is so colorful and fun! You can see how perfectly all the papers blend together to create a bold and beautiful statement!


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Here is a perfect piece of altered art featuring Typography! It's an altered typewriter! Isn't this fun?! You can see how the rich colors and lavish designs of Typography bring this old typewriter to life! You can really take altered art to the next level with our gorgeous new Typography collection!

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Here is another treasure from Diane's workshop that features Typography. Behold this splendid wall hanging that would look perfect in any room of the house! You can have so much fun mixing and matching all the different patterns and colors in Typography! This lovely wall hanging would also make the perfect handmade gift!

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And now it's time for some gorgeous tag inspiration from our Design Team! We begin with these two gorgeous Bird Song tags by Nichola Battilana. These tags are so unique and vibrant! We love Nichola's one-of-a-kind spin on Bird Song! Tags are so much fun to create and they also make great gifts! Join Nichola as she takes you step-by-step through creating the gorgeous red tag pictures below! It's so much fun! Take it away, Nichola!

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Graphic 45 Papers:

Bird Song Enlightenment
Bird Song Longevity
Bird Song Tranquility
Bird Song Chipboard Die-cuts 1
Bird Song Stickers


French Country Tags & Pockets
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Graphic 45 Staples:
Large Tag Album
Ornate Metal Label Holder

Stamped Metal Brads

Stamped Metal Tags

Ornate Metal Key


Other:
Vintage man image

May Arts Black Ribbon
May Arts Red Ribbon

Jute Twine

Glitter

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Here is the gorgeous red tag that comes with a fun and informative tutorial! Have fun creating this tag for yourself or someone you love!

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I created this altered art tag for my husband. He’s not really a ‘card’ person, but he just might keep this hanging around. As an added bonus the back has a pocket filled with treats just for him: homemade pie of his choice, total control over the television remote for the day, some art from the kiddo, and maybe I’ll sneak a gift certificate in there too.

 

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ALTERED TAG SUPPLY LIST

Graphic 45 Papers:

Bird Song Jasmine Dream
Bird Song Bird Song

Bird Song Tranquility
Bird Song Chipboard Die-cuts 1


Graphic 45 Staples:
Large Tag Album
Ornate Metal Label Holder

Stamped Metal Brads

Stamped Metal Tags

Ornate Metal Key


Other:
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May Arts Ribbon

Jute Twine

Glitter

Gold Dresden Trim
Scortape
Rubber cement

White Glue

E6000 adhesive

Tacky Glue

 

Tutorial:

 

Using a tag from the Graphic 45 Staples Large Tag album as a template I cut out two paper tags from complimentary papers Bird Song Jasmine Dream and Bird Song Bird Song. From the paper which will embellish the back of the tag, I removed 2.5” from the bottom.

 

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I used rubber cement to adhere the papers to the tag. To use rubber cement apply a thin coat to both sides, align and press.

 

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On the back of the tag, avoid appling rubber cement to the lower 2.5”

 

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When both the back and front of the tag have been covered I sand all of the edges to ensure there is a smooth, clean edge.

 

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Next I darken and grunge the edges using thin layers of acrylic paint. I use multiple layers and apply this to both sides of the tag until the desired effect is achieved.

 

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Now I apply some white school glue and brush it to an even layer. I sparingly sprinkle some fine glitter powder which coordinates with the background paper. Wipe any glue or excess glitter from the metal ring and set the tag aside to dry.

 

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While the tag is drying I cut out the vintage gentleman, his mask, and a crown shape. I darken all of the cut edges using an old stamp pad.

 

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I assemble them, using Scortape to adhere the ribbon.

 

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I gather all of the materials needed to create the top name-plate on the tag including an Ornate Metal Label Holder and Stamped Metal Brads

 

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I edge the cut title with a stamp pad, remove the brad heads from their backings and bond them to the label holder using E6000 adhesive. The pieces look like this when assembled.

 

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When the tag is dry, I score a line 2.25” from the bottom and apply score tape to the side edges. This will be folded and form the back pocket for the tag.

 

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I adhere the vintage gentleman to the front of the tag and ink the edges once more.

 

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Final embellishments are added to the back of the tag. Here I’ve layered a tag from the Bird Song Chipboard Die-cuts 1, a metal tag and an ornate key, adding metal brad heads to finish off the back of the piece.

 

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The label plate is applied to the front of the piece and a coordinating May Arts Ribbon added.

 

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Finally, I fill the pocket with tags from Bird Song Tranquility

 

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Next up we have another beautiful tag creation! This one was made by Anne Rostad and it features our collection A Ladies' Diary! Both of today's tags display a wide range of possibilities in colors and techniques! You can also see the amazing ways to create gorgeous tags with the Graphic 45 Large Tag Album Staples! This tag has such soft pastel colors and and delicate fussy cutting. It would also make a gorgeous handmade gift! Want to create one for yourself or someone you love? Follow along with Anne's wonderful video tutorial to re-create this elegant work of art! Take it away, Anne!

 

I had so fun working with the gorgeous Ladies diary papers from Graphic 45 again. This is a slider tag that also can be used as a card.

 

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Used both the 8x8 and 12 x 12 collection. large tag album, metal staples and chipboard cut outs.

 

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On the metal ornate label holder the name off the receiver can be written and on the banner. Congratulations.

 

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  Fussy cutting is fun!

 

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Used May arts ribbon for the hanging and bow

 

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On the back side there is a note book and a pen covered with papers

I used metal Ornate Metal Key and Orante Metal key hole.

 

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The tag that slides out is fastened with seambinding inside so it will not fall out.

 

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Here a personal message can be written.

 

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The pen is fastened with a chain to the Grpahic 45 Ornate Metal Key

 

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Supplies:

 

May Arts ribbon, Claudine Hellmuth multi matte, Spay, cheese cloth, pencil and chain

 

We've got one last treat for you all today! Denise Hahn of our Design Team is being featured on today's Papercrafter's Library blog! Here is a sneak peek of the beautiful creation that Denise made for today's feature. Hop on over to the Papercrafter's Library blog to see this magical creation in its entirety and learn more about Denise's gorgeous crafts!

 

Papercrafter's Library Blog:

 

http://blog.papercrafterslibrary.com/

 

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We hope you all had a lot of fun on today's Graphic 45 blog! We want to thank Nichola, Anne and Denise for their fabulous work today. Be sure to leave us a blog or Facebook comment today for your last chance to win Typography before it arrives in stores. We will announce 4 more winners tomorrow along with more amazing craft inspiration! We want to wish you all a very happy, crafty day!

 

With Love and Pretty Paper,

 

Your Friends at Graphic 45

July 16, 2013

Graphic 45 CHA Sneak Peeks Day 12: Typography

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Hello G45ers,

Get ready to be inspired with brand new sneak peeks from Typography! Today we are sharing all of the bright and beautiful embellishments from this amazing new collection! You'll see Stickers, Chipboard Die-Cuts, Stamps and cardstock Tags & Pockets! Plus we've got two stunning layouts from our design team that you're sure to love! This is going to be such a fun day! Lets begin with our winners from yesterday's "Win It Before You Buy It" contest! We are giving away 4 Typography prize packs every day during our sneak peeks! You could win a Typography 8x8 paper pad, Stickers, Chipboard Die-Cuts and cardstock Tags & Pockets before they arrive in stores! That's a $25 value! Just leave us a blog or Facebook comment today for your chance to win! We will announce today's 4 random winners along with more sneak peeks from Typography on tomorrow's blog! And our randomly chosen winners from yesterday are...

From the Blog:

-Virginia Ogg: "SO MANY NEW COLLECTIONS AND ALL BEAUTIFUL.. THANKS FOR A CHANCE TO WIN."

-Katie Hurley: "Would love to win this new collection. It's another winner!!"

-From Facebook:

- Anne Marie Couto: "Your paper line is my favorite......and now this one.......can't stand it......got to have it......love it !!! Trendy, yet classic......vintage, yet up to date......neutral yet colorful........how do you say perfect ???? Graphic 45 !!"

-Cindy Suda: "I've got goosebumps...you've captured some of my FAVORITE quotes in the most spectacular paper EVER!!!!!!"

Congratulations! Will today's winners please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize! Prize packs will begin shipping in early August. Stay tuned to tomorrow's blog for more sneak peeks and prize winner announcements!

And now it's time for a heaping dose of happy with today's Typography sneak peeks! Behold, these colorful and fun embellishments! Just imagine how much fun you'll have crafting with this splendid new collection!

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Are you inspired yet, G45ers! We can't wait to see the amazing crafts you'll dream up with Typography! We wanted to begin today's craft inspiration by giving a happy hello 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 a beautiful card featuring A Ladies' Diary that was recently uploaded to our Facebook page by Evgenia Petzer! It's absolutely breathtaking! We encourage you all to check out the Graphic 45 Facbeook page for fun and fabulous inspiration!

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Get ready for even more fun as we bring you two magnificent layouts from our design team! We begin with this joyful Bird Song LO by Susan Lui. This is the perfect time of year for creating fun layouts from your summer vacation photos! That's just what Susan did with this beautiful, multi-layered work of art! Here she explains her inspiration for this lovely LO as well as some fun techniques on how it was made! Take it away, Susan!

I recently went on a holiday to Japan and one of the cities I visited was Hakone, which is famous for its hot springs, natural scenery and art museums. We took the Odakyu Railway from Tokyo to Hakone, and then boarded the Hakone Tozan Rail, the oldest rail network in Japan, which took us to our destination. The train, which is the subject of my layout, brought us on a slow ride through scenic wooded areas, valleys and over rail bridges.

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What better Graphic 45 collection to scrap a layout on Japan than Bird Song, with all its Japanese-influenced images. Here I’ve layered lots of patterned paper, doilies and fussy-cut images, creating texture with 3D pop dots and distressed edges.

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The layout also features hidden journaling. Here’s the journaling tag nicely tucked into the layout

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And here’s the journaling tag revealed

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Here’s the layout from another angle, showing the layers in it

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Supplies:

Bird Song collection – Bird Song, Tranquility, Endless Spring, Harmony, Enlightenment, Joy Luck,

Bird Song Chipboard Die Cuts 1

Bird Song Alphabet Stickers

Here we have another fun layout that you're sure to love! This adorable layout by Arlene Cuevas features our collection An ABC Primer. Did you know that layouts also make perfect gifts? Arlene created this wonderful work of art as a gift for her son's teacher! This is such a wonderful way to let someone know that you care! Get inspired to create your own special LO for a friend or loved one with your favorite Graphic 45 collection! Here Arlene explains how she got inspired to create this darling LO!

“I created this simple “Thank You” 8x8 scrapbook page for my son Logan’s Kindergarden teacher, Ms. Suine. She is a strong advocate for creating keepsakes and just recently started traditional scrapbooking. As a token of thanks for the past year of working hard and teaming up with us (the parents) to make Logan’s Kindergarten year successful, I thought this page would be perfect for her to insert into her 2012-2013 school year scrapbook. I love all the images of An ABC Primer. It’s a perfect collection to go-to-town with fussy cutting! You really don’t need any coordinating embellishments with this paper collection. The images are perfect to accent your project! ” -Arlene

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Supplies:

An ABC Primer paper collection

A Ladies’ Diary Alphabet Stickers

Place in TimeSentiments” (“Thank you”)

Graphic 45 Staples Ornate Metal Key

Ranger Distress Ink - Black Soot

Paper Trey Ink Black Cardstock

Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares

3M ATG Adhesive

Glossy Accents

 

We hope you all had a lot of fun on today's very special Graphic 45 blog! We are so happy that you stopped by to see us! Don't forget to leave us a blog or Facebook comment today for your chance to today's Typography contest! We will announce 4 more winners on tomorrow's blog, along with more superb sneak peeks! Big thanks to Susan and Arlene for their amazing work today. We hope to see you all again tomorrow for more fun and inspiration! Have a lovely day, G45ers!

 

Happy Papercrafting!

 

Your Friends at Graphic 45

 

July 15, 2013

Graphic 45 CHA Sneak Peeks Day 11: Typography

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Hello G45ers,

Get ready for fun and inspiration as we bring you more exclusive sneak peeks of our brand new collections! Today we are sharing our breathtaking new collection, Typography! You'll see all the papers from this elegant new collection on today's blog! Plus you'll have a chance to win Typography before it arrives in stores! Want more inspiration? We've also got two gorgeous gift ideas and tutorials from our Design Team! This is going to be such an incredible day! We're also giving you the chance to win a Typography 8x8 paper pad, Stickers, Chipboard Die-Cuts and cardstock Tags & Pockets before they arrive in stores! That's a $25 value! Just leave us a blog or Facebook comment today for your chance to win! We will announce today's 4 random winners along with more sneak peeks from Typography on tomorrow's blog!

And now it's time to announce our 4 winners from last Friday's "Win It Before You Buy It" contest for The Twelve Days of Christmas! Today's winners will receive a Twelve Days of Christmas 8x8 paper pad, Chipboard Die-Cuts, Stickers and cardstock Tags & Pockets! And the winners are...

From the Blog:

-Renee Noe: "The new Christmas collection would make a fabulous album. Please enter me in your drawing."

-Dot Griffin: "On the Twelfth Day of Christmas Graphic 45 gave to me… Twelve 12x12 papers, Eleven Christmas Stickers, Ten Chipboard Die Cu s 1, Nine Chipboard die cuts 2, Eight sheets of pockets, Seven sheets of tags, Six 6x6 papers, Five golden keys…from the banner sheet, Four Alpha sheets, Three Cling Stamps 1, Two Cling Stamps 2, and a pack of blooming flowers, I know this is a desperate attempt but I'd love to win!"

From Facebook:

- Cheryl Craddock: "I cant wait to make something from these gorgeous papers! Thank you for the chance of winning some."

-Barbara Diemler: "Fantastical! I love the 12 Days of Christmas paper line. In fact, I love every G45 paper line! Don't have near enough of them yet!"

Congratulations! Will today's winners please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize! Prize packs will begin shipping in early August. Stay tuned to tomorrow's blog for more sneak peeks and prize winner announcements! And now it's time to feast your eyes on our stunning new collection, Typography!


Make your own unique statement with Typography from Graphic 45, a new paper collection that celebrates the art of the printed word! Take a trip back to the time of typewriters and the mechanical printing press, when letters were created with beauty and refinement! Words spring to life on every vibrant page as graceful patterns dace amid sublime stripes and quizzical quotes. The richly saturated color palette includes azure blues, amaranth reds, fern greens, goldenrod yellows, cornsilk creams and charcoal blacks. This glamorous new collection includes 8 beautiful double-sided papers, 12x12 and 8x8 paper pads, coordinating chipboard die-cuts, stickers, stamps and cardstock tags & pockets embellishments. It’s a red-letter day with Typography from Graphic 45!

"Typography"

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"Inspire"

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"Celebrate"

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"Create"

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"Inscribe"

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"Dream"

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"Journey"

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"Imagine"

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Wow, wasn't that amazing, G45ers?! We can't wait to see what you'll create with Typography! And now it's time for some fun and inspiring ideas from our Design Team! We've got two wonderful ideas for handmade gifts to share with you today! First up is this darling altered barn birdhouse by Annette Green. She used Place in Time and French Country to create this rustic work of art that would look perfect in any room of the house! Follow along with Annette's fun and easy tutorial to create this heartwarming craft for yourself or someone you love! Take it away, Annette!

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Supplies:

Wooden barn shaped birdhouse (craft store)

12 x 12 Signature Series cardstock (dark brown)

12 x 12 and 8 x 8 Place in Time papers

12 x 12 French Country papers

Graphic 45 metal brads

Twine and Jute

Bird

Tim Holtz mini rosette die

Cream acrylic paint

Walnut Stain ink (for inking edges of papers)

Tutorial:


1. Paint the barn birdhouse with cream colored acrylic paint.

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2. Cut word strips from the 12 x 12 July page, ink edges and adhere to front edge of roof.

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3. Create a template for the top front of the barn from thin scrap paper and rub over the window with a pencil to trace where the opening will be. Trim around the template, then trace onto selected pattern paper. Adhere this to barn front.

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4. Create a shingled roof by cutting small pieces of brown cardstock (1/2” x 3/4” each). Sand lightly to expose the core and to create a weathered look. Start at the bottom of the roofline and adhere, leaving 1/16” gaps between. Stagger the next row and continue up to the roof’s peak.

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5. Continue this onto to other side of roof, then finish off the top peak by cutting a new piece of the same brown cardstock (3/4” x 4 1/2”), sand lightly, then score lengthwise to create a peak, and adhere in place.

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6. Add pattern paper pieces to all areas of the barn as desired.

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7. To embellish, create a paper rosette and adhere to roof front. Fussy cut sunflowers from 12 x 12 French Country paper and adhere to front. Cut rooster strip from French Country papers and adhere to sides and back of barn. Add a nest and bird in the window if desired. To adorn sunflowers, adhere metal brads to centers.

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Wasn't that fun, G45ers?! Next we have another adorable gift idea that you're sure to love. Behold this fabulous French Country Kindle cover by Alberto Juarez! This is such a fun and stylish way to dress up your Kindle or other tablet devices! You can create this gorgeous cover for your own tablet devise or give it as a gift for a friend or family member! There are endless ways to add beauty and vintage charm to everyday objects with Graphic 45! Follow along with Alberto's tutorial to recreate this marvelous craft! Have fun and enjoy! 

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Supplies:

paper:

French Country

Abundance

Provance

French country chipboard 1

French Country Stickers

Scor-tape

Chipboard

Bind fabric

                                                       And my Amazon Kindle PaperWhite

Tutorial:

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We hope you all had a lot of fun exploring our new Typography sneak peeks today! There is more inspiration in store on tomorrow's blog as we bring you more amazing Typography sneak peeks, prize winners and craft inspiration from our Design Team! You wont want to miss out! Big thanks to Annette and Alberto for their incredible work today! G45ers, don't forget to leave us a blog or Facebook comment today for your chance to win Typography before it arrives in stores! We hope you all have a terrific day! Thank you so much for joining us!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45