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January 22, 2014

How To Bring Memories To Life With Layouts


Hello G45ers,

Now that the holidays are over, what are you going to do with all of those fun photos you took to commemorate the season? Make gorgeous layouts with Graphic 45, of course! Layouts are an amazing way to keep your memories alive forever! Today we're going to share three gorgeous ideas for priceless layouts that will last a lifetime! You'll see a dazzling Couture LO by Maria Cole. Then we will share Romy Veul's joyful Steampunk Spells layout. Then we've got a vibrant Sweet Sentiments LO by Susan Lui! With so many unique ideas, you're sure to find the perfect layout that's just right for you! Don't let your photos age in a drawer or on a hard drive. Use them to create a beautiful work of art with Graphic 45 papers and Staples!

Lets begin with this gorgeous Couture layout by Maria. She recently visited us here at the Graphic 45 office in Portland, Oregon. While she was here we took some fun photos to commemorate the day. Using our beautiful Couture collection, Maria turned her photo memories into a breathtaking layout! All of the splendor and sophistication of Graphic 45 comes to life in this amazing creation! Pretty borders, fussy cut elements, floral embellishments and some of our new Shabby Chic Metal Staples help make this LO such an alluring work of art! It definitely captured the spirit of this incredible moment in the Graphic 45 office! Here is what Maria had to say about it!

"One of the amazing things about living in Portland, is being so close to Graphic 45 headquarters! On this particular day, I not only got to meet Diane and Aimee, but also fellow DT member Denise Johnson! The colors and extravagant loveliness of Couture were perfect for displaying such a wonderful memory. I chose my favorite colors and imagery from Couture, including the peacock designs and lace edges. To finish off my glam look, I added an old necklace from my mother-in-law!" -Maria








Graphic 45 Couture Couture

Graphic 45 Couture Fashion

Graphic 45 Couture Gorgeous

Graphic 45 Couture Beautiful

Graphic 45 Couture Chic

Graphic 45 Couture Style

Graphic 45 Couture Accessorize

Graphic 45 Couture Elegant

Graphic 45 Couture Stunning

Graphic 45 Couture Alphabet Stickers

Graphic 45 Couture Chipboard 2

Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keys

Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads

Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Keyholes

Prima Le Mia Flowers

Old necklace

Next we have another incredible idea for a heartwarming layout. Here is Romy's gorgeous Steampunk Spells LO that features an adorable central photo. This bright and beautiful layout is a true celebration of family. The whimsical spirit of Steampunk Spells comes to life with beautiful fussy cut elements, paper layers and some fun use of the Chipboard Die-Cuts and cardstock Banners. Let your favorite Graphic 45 collection inspire you to immortalize your favorite photo memories for the ages. Layouts like these also make wonderful handmade gifts! It's fun, easy and the perfect way to bring your memories to life!

Steampunk Spells Graphic 45 Romy Veul family layout


Steampunk Spells’ papers: Clockworks, Frighful Folly, Fanciful Floral, Witching Hour, Nevermore, Vintage Voyage

Mother Goose’ papers: Mother Goose

Steampunk Spells 6x6 Patterns & Solids

Steampunk Spells Chipboard 1

Steampunk Spells Banners

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, our new Sweet Sentiments collection is just perfect for loving layouts! The stunning pastel color palette and gorgeous spring-inspired designs make layouts a breeze! Just look at this marvelous creation by Susan! She created a richly detailed scene by layering lots of fussy cut elements with pretty borders and a few elegant embellishments. You can bring new life to any photograph by letting your memories inspire you with Graphic 45! You can also put your beautiful layouts into shadowboxes or Graphic 45 Matchbook Boxes to create dazzling pieces of home decor! It's so much fun! Here is what Susan had to say about it!

"This is a layout I created using Graphic 45’s new Sweet Sentiments collection. I love the pale pastel colours of this collection and the sweet Spring and Valentine images. This collection is great for lots of detailed cutting and I’ve put it to good use in this layout, layering images upon images to create depth and detail." -Susan






Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments collection - Heart Song, Sweet Sentiments, Perfect Petals, Be My Valentine, Easter Greetings

Sweet Sentiments Chipboard

We hope you all had a lot of fun on today's Graphic 45 blog. This is the perfect time to turn your wonderful holiday memories into beautiful layouts. We hope you got a lot of great ideas from today's stunning creations! Big thanks to Maria, Romy and Susan for their beautiful work today. We will be back with more breathtaking inspiration and fun on tomorrow's blog. We hope you'll come back and see us! Thank you so much for joining us today! Have a marvelous day, G45ers!

With Love and Pretty Paper,

Your Friends at Graphic 45



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Beautiful layouts today. I never would have thought to put something so 'out there' like Steampunk Spells with a black and white photo of older loved ones, but it works! I use jewelry pieces in my work too and love the necklace on the Couture layout. Just starting to work with fussy cutting and Sweet Sentiments is perfect for this.

Gorgeous layouts...I need help in not making my layouts look crowded. So thank you for all the inspiration you give us.

Inspiration everywhere I look. Thank you!

These layouts are fabulous! So many gorgeous details. Love them.

Wonderful layouts - so inspirational. Thanks for the chance to win.

there a really beauty LO, with so many details, there are so stunning!

These are amazing layouts!

Beautiful layouts! Just love the couture one, such rich colors!

Thank you so much for bringing a "spring time" feel to my morning! What great projects to inspire me! Winning the prize package this week would mean the world to me!!

I love the layouts BEAUTIFUL

I have been fussy cutting Sweet Sentiments for Valentines cards. Love this paper.

Really fun LO ideas. I've got some blingy jewelry just like that which I will never wear so I'll be making a Couture LO just like yours. Thanks.

Love these textured layouts. Falling head over heels for Couture!

I love this garden layout! The butterflies are super cute!

OMG! What a gorgeous trio of layouts! I especially love the Sweet Sentiments one! WOW!!!! Absolutely stunning! TFS!

Gorgeous family layouts! Just beautiful!

I love all the fussy cutting examples. And I really enjoyed seeing Steampunk Spells, which I love, used in a way I wouldn't have normally. Great work the artists made today. Thanks for sharing. Michelle t

Beautiful page designs from 3 very gifted paper crafters. thanks for inspiring the rest of us!

Yes, oh yes, this is just what I want to do with our precious old pictures of relatives long gone. They deserve your beautiful papers.

What gorgeous LOs!

Such fabulous layouts!

Wonderful layouts. G45 papers bring our photos to life.

The layouts are beautiful!

Oh, I love the addition of the necklace, nice touch!

Three really nice layouts, I love it when they include 'family' photos.

Oops, forgot to say the Steampunk Spells page was really cool. Love the look! And the Sweet Sentiments page is so loaded with flower goodness! Thanks for all the inspiration!

Gorgeous projects!!

Love both the layouts a lot. Thanks for sharing.

so pretty

Gorgeous layouts! Thank you for the inspiration.

Fabulous layouts today!

Beautiful work ladies. Thanks for sharing.

Gorgeous layouts!! Love them. Is there anywhere in the Portland-Vancouver area that carries all of the G45 products? I can only ever locate the papers most the time. Always wondered if there was a 'home' store :)

Those cut out flowers...so pretty!

Beautiful layouts!

oh my goodness, these lay outs are soo gorgeous, and especially the one with Sweet Sentiments, I must confess, I´m totally sold on that collection. It´s soo beautiful and romantic and I absolutely LOVE it, and it´s used sooo fantastic here, that I´m completely sold on this one.

Very pretty layouts...Nice work ladies!

Such stunning layouts! The Couture project is absolutely fabulous. Love that line!

Fabulous layouts, stunning fussy-cutting, these creations are 'Works of Art' and the designers must be full of pride with them. Such inspiration for me to start scrapbooking. I love them !!

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