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August 30, 2013

Fun & Sophisticated Crafts With Typography

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Hello G45ers,

Happy Friday! We can't wait to share today's gorgeous craft inspiration with you! Our new Typography collection is arriving in stores all over the world. This brilliantly colorful and sophisticated new collection offers so many possibilities for beautiful crafts. Today we're going to share some gorgeous ideas for Typography altered art from Diane's workshop and a fabulous banner by Denise Johnson! You'll see some fantastic ways to use this stunning collection to create unique and dazzling works of art! Plus we have a new blog contest winner to announce today! Get ready for fun, G45ers, because today's blog has everything you need to get inspired for some fun weekend crafting!

Lets begin with this week's blog contest winner! Chosen at random from this week's blog comments, the winner is...

-Joyce Reed: "Absolutely love this! Ohhhhh, would be great to win this!"

Congratulations, Joyce! Please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com. This is the beautiful Mother Goose and Typography prize that Joyce won today. We have a new blog contest every week here on the Graphic 45 blog so there's always a chance to win something special. Stay tuned to our blog for your next opportunity to win!

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And now it's time to explore some amazing ideas with our new Typography collection. Lets begin with this fun and informative video starring Charee Filimoehala. She's going to introduce you to this vibrant new collection and all the fabulous new products. There are so many creative possibilities with Typography. Take it away, Charee!



Now lets get inspired with some gorgeous Typography altered art from Diane's workshop! We begin with this fabulous altered birdhouse. You can see how well all the pretty papers and marvelous designs of Typography blend together in this project. The bright colors and joyful sentiments in Typography make it the perfect collection for any project! Just imagine what a great gift this wonderful birdhouse would make! Plus it's just so much fun to create! 

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Celebrate ‘on the large part of the front
Journey’ on the sides of the large part
Typography’ on the front of the small part of the birdhouse ‘Inspire’ on the side of the small part of the birdhouse
Inspire’ on the small roof, stamps from the Sticker page
Dream’ on the tall roof, with a band of red from the sticker page ‘Inspire’ on the cupola with a band from the ‘Dream’ paper ‘Celebrate’ on the base with a green band from the ‘Dream’ page

Here we have another breathtaking work of altered art. This hanging frame also features a gorgeous blend of different Typography papers. It would look incredible in any room of the house. You can find hanging frames like this one at many thrift stores, consignment shops and inexpensive home decor shops. It's so much fun to take an old object and give it new life with Graphic 45! Let this sweet frame inspire you to get creative with Typography!

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Celebrate’ on the hanging part ‘Imagine’ postcard on the hanging part ‘Inscribe’ on the sides of the stand ‘Celebrate on the base

Here we have some more amazing home decor ideas with Typography! This sweet altered frame feature's a darling photo of Charee's baby son Richard! He's such a cutie! The richly saturated colors of Typography are just perfect for altered frames and layouts! You can bring your family photos to life with all the fabulous vintage-inspired designs. The next time you find an old frame, just imagine what you could create by dressing it up with Typography and your favorite family photos! 

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Inspire’ on the outer edge and front of frame
Typography’ on the inner edge
Dream’ on the mat of frame with stamps from the Sticker page and alphabet strip from the ‘Dream’ paper and cute baby Richard in the middle

Last but not least is this amazing altered book and book stand. This would look fabulous in a kitchen or office. You could use it as a stylish stand for your cookbooks and other special books. Typography also offers endless possibilities for creating altered journals. You can find inexpensive journal books in any store. Dress up any book or journal in Typography and suddenly you've got a bright and beautiful handmade treasure that would also make an amazing gift! It's so much fun!

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Inscribe’ on the top of the book stand
Inscribe’ reverse side on sides of stand
Number strip across front from ‘Dream’ paper
Book is covered with ‘Inspire’ and postcard from ‘Dream’ paper

Last but certainly not least is this amazing tag banner by Denise Johnson. This fun banner is the perfect way to dress up your creative space! It's full of amazing colors, designs and lots of cute embellishments! Get inspired to create your own unique banner with Typography! Here Denise explains how she created this marvelous work of art.

"Layers of Graphic 45 artsy goodness come together on this Altered Tag Banner. Use large tags from the Staples Collection for the base, then collage and layer Typography paper, stickers and bits for this fun & funky art piece. A Graphic 45 added bonus...mostly ALL the collections can be mixed and matched together! So for this project I added in the 6 x 6 Patterns and Solids from the French Country Collection (a go-to fav of mine!!)  Such a great way to use what you have and stretch your supplies!! This creation is perfect to adorn your studio/craftroom or gift to a {lucky} fellow paper artist." -Denise






Graphic 45- Typography 12 x 12 Papercrafting Paper

Graphic 45- Typography Cardstock Stickers

Graphic 45- French Country 6 x 6 Patterns and Solids Paper Pad

Graphic 45- French Country Cardstock Flowers

Graphic 45- French Country Cardstock Banners

Graphic 45- Staples Large Tag Album (use 3 tags from album)

Graphic 45- Staples Metal Keys, Tags, Escutcheon, Ornate Metal Label

May Arts Ribbon

Misc. sprocket gears, chain, key tag,opticians glass, mini brads, bingo game piece, domino game piece, clock hand, metal flowers, vintage “this way” stamp image

Distress Ink and Tool (Vintage Photo)

StayzOn Ink (Black)

3D Adhesive Tape

We hope you all had a lot of fun on today's blog! We can't wait to see the fabulous crafts you'll create with Typography! We want to thank Diane and her team for creating today's splendid altered art crafts. Big thanks also to Denise for her gorgeous banner. We sure had fun getting to share them with all of you today. We hope you'll stop by and see us very soon for more cheer and inspiration here on the Graphic 45 blog. We wish you all a great day and a fantastic weekend.

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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Sooooooooo beautiful!! I loveeeeeeeee these!

love love love the Typography!!!

Loving typography! The birdhouse and the tag banner are my favs. Thanks G45 for the inspiration.

I am more excited about this collection than I can say! I am watching and waiting for my order to be delivered. I cannot wait to create with it. Well done, designers! A classic!

Of course I love the papers (and they were on sale!) but even more I love all the possibilities for creating with them.

Congratulations Joyce! You're so lucky. I'm jealous. I would love to win the Mother Goose paper. Enjoy it.

Congrats!!! Love it al!!

I cannot wait for this collection to come out. Yeah for new papers!!!!

love all the projects, beautiful paper and great inspiration too !!

Congrats to Joyce! The new Typography collection is lovely! I love all the beautiful projects featured on today's blog. They are such an inspiration.

As usual I love all of todays creations .. and the wonderful video .. thank you for inspiring me every day!

Such amazing inspiring projects. Oh Richard is just too cute. :) Congrats Joyce!

These are all such wonderful projects with all the beautiful paper. Love Graphic 45!

The book stand is just wonderful!

What an awesome blog today! I love this collection, it's beautiful. I think one of my favorite projects is the book and stand, so creative.

Congratulations to the winner. wonderful projects today. This is a wonderful collection.

I really, really, really need this paper!

Wow!! Amazing paper collection! So versatile! That is what I LOVE about Graphic 45, the possibilites are endless, you are only limited by your own imagination!!!

Congratulations Joyce!
All of today's projects are just lovely!

Love the new ideas...using more than one bird house and glue them together, great idea...

I love this banner! Thanks for sharing all these projects...definitely an inspiring day.

this projects are fantastic, i love there!

Congrats to the winner. I love all of the projects. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.

Congratulations to Joyce, enjoy, enjoy, enjoy.
The Typography collection looks like it can be used so many different ways.

I love this new line, and can't wait o have a chance to play with it. Thanks for the great ideas

Congrats Joyce. Love the projects and the Typography collection.

Typography is wonderful - it would work well with another of my favorites, Primer ABC. Beautiful altered projects.

Love those tags!

Fabulous paper collections and gorgeous projects thanks for the inspiration


Congratulations to the lucky winner !! I am sooooooo envious ha ha.
These projects today, as always, are stunning !!

What great projects! They showcase the paper very well!!! Love Typography!

In love with this paper! Love Graphic 45!

Lovely collection! I just love it!

I LOVE Graphic 45 papers!

I'm going to need to get Typography. Looks like an awesome line. Can't wait to get it.

Amazing projects. Love the birdhouse!!
<3 J

These projects are awesome! I am so loving Typography!

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