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September 04, 2013

Layouts To Make Memories Shine!


Hello G45ers,

What do you do with a box of old photos? You turn those photos into artistic treasures by creating  beautiful layouts with Graphic 45! Every photo tells a story and Graphic 45 papers and Staples are the perfect way to bring that story to life! Today we're going to explore three unique and beautiful ideas for turning your photos into elegant works of art that will last a lifetime. You'll see a dazzling layout by Romy Veul featuring A Ladies' Diary. Then we will share a festive 12 Days of Christmas LO by Nichola Battilana. Then you'll see a fabulous multi-layered LO by Arlene Cuevas featuring Steampunk Spells. With so many marvelous ideas, you're sure to find the perfect idea for your next LO! So lets get started!

Here we have Romy's gorgeous LO featuring A Ladies' Diary. She took this wonderful family photo and framed with with gorgeous paper layers, borders and stunning fussy cut elements. Pretty paper distressing also helps add to the vintage elegance of this sweet creation. Isn't it pretty? Here is what Romy had to say about this lovely LO!  

"As I really love the romantic and feminine scrapbooking style, “A Ladies’ Diary” is one of my favourite Graphic 45 collections. This picture of me and my mom in the snow appeared to match these papers quite well. I adorned the photo with lots of fussy cut elements, which were attached with foamtape to give my lay-out more depth." -Romy

A Ladies' Diary layout romy veul Grpahic 45

Ladies Diary - detail 1

Ladies Diary - detail 2


Ladies’ Diary papers: Delicate Details, Fashion Plates, Ladies’ Diary La Gazette, Memoir

A Ladies’ Diary Chipboard Die-cuts 2

A Ladies’ Diary Alphabet Stickers

Staples: Ornate Metal Keys



The holidays is definitely a time for photographs. Many of us have boxes filled with old family photos from holidays past. Our new collection 12 Days of Christmas is perfect for creating heartwarming and festive layouts to immortalize your precious memories. Here we have Nichola's wonderfully fun 12 Days of Christmas LO! She used the fabulous 12 Days of Christmas Banners as well as Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Label Holders, Keys and Key Holes to give this LO a true vintage-inspired look. This colorful new collection offers to many ways to bring your holiday photos to life. Here is what Nichola had to say about this marvelous LO!

"Love the 12 Days of Christmas. This collection reminds me of British yuletide celebrations with plum puddings and paper crackers. I wanted to create a layout that reflects a quirky English Christmas complete with strange relatives, funny hats and handmade buntings." -Nichola



12 Days of Christmas

Swans a Swimming

My True Love

Christmas Rose

Calling Birds

Holly and Ivy

Joyeux Noel

Graphic 45 Staples

Ornate Metal Label Holder

Ornate Metal Key Holes

Ornate Metal Keys

Petaloo Flowers

May Arts Ribbon

Silver jingle bells

Vintage photos

Red craft thread

                                                                             Small metal brads

Next we have this marvelously layered Steampunk Spells LO by Arlene. This amazing collection is great for Halloween but you can also use Steampunk Spells for any occasion! The bright colors, fun designs and whimsical theme of the collection offers endless possibilities for creativity! Arlene added lovely borders, paper layers, fussy cut elements and pretty embellishments to create this joyful LO. Let your cherished photos inspire you to create a fabulous layout like this one! Here is what Arlene had to say about it!

"I created this 12x12 scrapbook page of my husband and I using Graphic 45’s Steampunk Spells paper collection. I love all the elements and images in this collection and it is super versatile. I love that about Graphic 45’s collections. You can create a range of projects -- different themes -- all from one paper pad! It’s an awesome value and you get classic Graphic 45 design and amazing quality to boot! I also created the vintage wire hanger that the page is displayed on. The metal Staples were perfect for the hanger. A dazzling accent to display your scrapbook page in any room! Here’s a peek at the page I created and don’t forget to check out my video tutorial showing you how the page came together from beginning to end!!" -Arlene











Steampunk Spells 12x12 paper pad

Steampunk Spells 6x6 Patterns and Solids pad

Steampunk Spells Chipboard

Steampunk Spells Alphabet Stickers

Steampunk Spells Banners

Staples: Metal Clothespins, Ornate Metal Label Holder, Ornate Metal Key, Ornate Metal Key Hole

Coordinations: Graphic 45 Signature Series card stock

Petaloo Flowers

May Art Ribbon

Scrapbook Adhesives: 3D Foam Squares

10” black doily

Ranger Distress Ink: Black Soot

Mini light bulb

Prima Junkyard Findings

Tim Holtz Ideology Buckles


We've got one more very special treat for you G45ers today! Maiko Miwa of our Design Team is being featured on today's Papercrafters Library blog! Here is a sneak peek of the beautiful Steampunk Spells project that she created for today's fun feature! Hop on over to the Papercrafters Library blog to see this amazing creation in its entirety and learn more about Maiko's incredible style! You're going to love it!


Steampunk Spells Altered Blocks Graphic45 Maiko Miwa 7of7

We hope you all had a great time on today's Graphic 45 blog. We sure had fun sharing all these lovely layouts with you. We hope you got some great ideas for your next layout creation! Big thanks to Romy, Nichola and Arlene for their inspiring work today. We've got more fun and fabulous ideas in store for you on tomorrow's blog. We hope you'll stop by and see us. Thank you all so much for joining us today. We wish you all a very happy day!

With Love and Pretty Paper,

Your Friends at Graphic 45



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Thank you for the inspiration!!

Fantastic examples of some great creativity!! Love G45 and all the inspiration!!

Love all three layouts today. Thank you for sharing. Love Graphic45 papers, just look at what can be done with them!

Such great project again today! Thanks for the inspiration.

Love when you do layouts instead of altered items. I love everything but I have hundreds of pictures that need to be sscrapped. The layouts were fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

Loved Arlene's tutorial for that gorgeous layout; I need to distress more on multi layers; thanks for a great lesson.

Wow wow wow!! These are all so beautiful!! I love the classic feel to Romy's lo!!!

Very detailed!

Divine layouts! Nichola's won the prize for me today. It was so unexpected, whimsical and fun. I laughed out loud, and that is always a good thing!

Unbelievable as always!

Fantastic projects!

Creativity out the wazoo!
Wonderful work - beautiful fall colors.

love love love these papers!!!

Beautiful Lo's I really like the 12 days of Christmas


Great projects! Really loving that Steampunk collection!

Amazingly wonderful projects. Love this Steampunk collection so much. I just love everything Graphic 45!! Love coming here everyday for fun and inspiration!!

Fabulous ideas for layouts. Thanks.

Always amazing :)

My morning routine consists of making my coffee then sitting down to look at all the wonderful creations on this blog. I love Graphic 45 I can honestly say I am addicted to your collections (there I've said it lol) I love the quality and the caring that goes into each product. I love the people even though I have never met them .. their personalities shine through in all they do. So thank you for being here every day to give me inspiration :)

Beautiful creations today (as always) Congratulations Maiko I love your steampunk spells creation it is fabulous!

Great projects! Thanks for sharing your amazing talent!

Love today's layouts and also love Olga's lantern from 2 days ago! Thank uou for the tutorials and the inspiration.

Great projects + wonderful papers! It just doesn't get better than G45.

The Christmas layout is soooo cute. Love the little hats on the pictures. I'm going to have to go to Papercrafter's Library to see the box in all it's splendor.

Amazing layouts today! Judy D.

I just bought some of the Steampunk Spells collection last night so I can begin my altered art project! Very excited about this.

it's a greate idea from home decor!

Everything in today's blog is so inspiring! I can use these layers and design ideas for both LOs and cards. Thank you for sharing these wonderful projects!

love the layouts! I am so sad that we can't get The Ladies Diary anymore! It is one of my most favorite!!

Love all the layouts and the upcycled snack boxes. I hate throwing a way a nice little box and this is a great way to have seasonal decorations and lots of fun.

Stunning inspiration x

As usual, simply beautiful projects. Love them all.

As always, there is so much inspiration. I love looking at g45's blog. Thanks for sharing.

I love the 12 days of Christmas layout ♥
I like the red hats and flowers that put a punch on the layout ♥

Great projects.I checked out the Papercrafters blog-love the boxes.You could do them for all kinds of occasions and seasons-thank for the brilliant inspiration.

I do admire those who do layouts! The projects are all great, I really like the boxes by Maiko over at PaperCrafters blog, lurve those SP pprs! ))

All these layouts are 'magnificent', and the inspiration is making me want to start scrapbooking with all my photos that I have. I love Graphic 45, the designers bring us all these glorious projects to 'enthuse' us. Thank You xx

Love all the projects and all the beautiful papers

Lovely layouts.

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