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August 20, 2013

How To Create & Store Layouts With Dimension!


Hello G45ers,

Don't you just love a beautiful, dimensional layout?! One of the best ways to add alluring depth and charm to any LO is to give it lots of pretty layers. This can be done by layering papers, embellishments, fussy cut elements and more. It's a fun and simple technique that does wonders for your LOs! Today we're going to share some dazzling ideas for adding fabulous dimension to your layouts. We will begin with a marvelous video by Arlene Cuevas that gives you some amazing tips for storing your dimensional layouts. Then you'll see a fun and fabulous Steampunk Spells LO by Susan Lui. Then we will share Arlene's darling Mother Goose LO in a stunning altered 12x12 Matchbook Box! Get ready for some fun, G45ers!

First up we wanted to say 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 wonderful Place in Time August calendar page that was recently uploaded to our Facebook by Porechnaya Viktoriya! This is such a pretty, vintage-inspired creation! We encourage you all to check out the Graphic 45 Facbeook page for fun and fabulous inspiration!

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Plce in Time Graphic 45 August Calendar

Lets begin today's layout celebration with this wonderfully informative video that Arlene created. If you've ever wondered how to store your dimensional layouts, then this video is just what you need! Arlene has some great ideas for safely displaying your multi-layered treasures. You're going to love it!



Here we have a breathtaking example of a dimensional layout! Behold this adorable Steampunk Spells LO that Susan created. First of all, we love those sweet dogs! They are so cute! You can see how Susan used layered fussy cut elements, flower embellishments and pretty chipboards to give this LO pretty dimension. The vivid colors of Steampunk Spells add even more charm to this sweet work of art. Here is what Susan had to say about this precious creation.

"This is a layout of my two little doggies and together, they are indeed ‘Double Trouble’. I used the Witching Hour patterned paper as the background because I like the verse from Macbeth - “Double, double, toil and trouble”. I layered fussy cut details from the patterned paper along with flowers, chipboard and bling for the layout. The embellishments are centred around the photo, allowing it to be the highlight of the piece." -Susan






Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells -

Patterned Paper - Witching Hour, Clockwork, Fanciful Floral, Vintage Voyage, Pumpkin Power

Chipboard 1

Alphabet Stickers



Others -

Flowers - Prima and Petaloo

Bling - Zva Creative


Next up is one of Arlene's famous dimensional layouts in a gorgeous altered 12x12 Matchbook Box! This sweet treasure features our new Mother Goose collection and lots of pretty layered elements. Matchbook Boxes are a perfect solution for storing your layouts! They create fantastic frames and also give you more opportunity to bring your layout to life! The Graphic 45 8x8 and 12x12 Matchbook Boxes are the perfect size for layouts and they look amazing when hung on a wall or placed in a special location in your home or office. Get inspired to create your own dimensional layout with your favorite Graphic 45 collection and one of our fabulous Matchbook Boxes!



















We hope you all had a lot of fun on today's special blog. We sure enjoyed getting to share these fantastic layouts with all of you! We want to thank Arlene and Susan for their gorgeous creations today! We encourage you all to have fun creating lavish layers and delightful dimension in your next craft creation! We hope you'll stop by and see us tomorrow as we bring you more splendid craft inspiration and fun. Thank you all so much for joining us today. We wish you a very happy day!


With Love and Pretty Paper,


Your Friends at Graphic 45


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Fabulous inspiration today.. Love all of todays ideas .. thank you G45!

Gorgeous pages, especially love Double Trouble. I can relate, I have two dogs myself and yep, they can be double trouble!

I love the matchbook boxes

Really love the layout super fantastic and I have too many layouts and would have to many frames in my house displaying all my layouts. I'll have to come up with something else. I give a lot of my items to my family to keep in their homes or sell them on ebay it works out best this way for me.

Beautiful layout

Love these ideas...Thanks for giving me inspiration...


Such creativity! I love the use of the Steampunk Spells...nice to see that it is versatile enough to be used in non-Halloween projects! Gorgeous colors!

Great ideas to get the mojo stirring! Love both of these ideas.

Thanks for all the information. All the projects looked fabulous.


very lovely!

Great projects! Love the Place in Time layout.

Love the double trouble layout, too cute.

I really love these ideas - thanks so much for sharing.

Love these, am always looking for new and different ways to scrapbook.

Mary, Mary may be contrary but not over G45's Mother Goose collection!

Humpty, Dumpty fell off the wall and into the new G45 paper collection. Hope some of this fall my way soon!

I love when you share layout♥

Many ideas to lift from these projects. Beautiful and inspirational.

You have no idea how much knowledge Arlene has passed on to the scrapbooking world. She is an excellent teacher. Thank you Graphic 45 for the wonderful inspiration today!

Awesome ideas! Love Mother Goose :)

So very creative are these gorgeous projects!!

Really charming projects! Love all the details and the happy colors!

great idea using Mother Goose paper.

Love Susan's Double Trouble layout--great use of the Steampunk spells paper! Thank you to Arlene for her tutorial. I appreciated seeing the Secret Garden papers used in her project as well the opportunity to win this fabulous Sedret Garden package this week!

great projects! love em both!

Wow!! Stunning!! The layouts are fabulous!! Arlene's Mother Goose Altered box is so wonderful!! I love her work!! Thanks for sharing your amazing talent ladies!!

Can't wait to get hold of the new Mother Goose paper! Great for kids and cards.

Lovely projects, as always!!
<3 J

Very nice. I am always looking for layering techniques!

The layouts are adorable. Thanks to Arlene for the video. I had always wondered what to do with layouts that won't fit in an album.


Great projects - love the images! Wishing you a happy day!


Barbara Diane

Thank you for wonderful and fun inspirations.

I never would have come up with the idea to use this box as a 3D picture frame...very clever! Learned much by watching the video on displaying dimensional 12x12 pages. Thank you! Cute dogs.........


Great video! Love the storage ideas for dimensional layouts!!!!
The Double Trouble layout is adorable! The pups are so cute.
The Mother Goose matchbox layout is stunning! I really want this collection! T
Thanks for sharing and I will see you tomorrow!!

Having a major attack of paper envy, can't wait to get the new Mother Goose papers. The layouts and shadow box are so inspiring.

Love everything Graphic 45. This blog is the first place I visit every day for inspiration.

Wonderful 3-d layouts! I love the matchbook box.

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