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February 21, 2014

Announcing the Graphic 45 2014 Design Team Call!

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Calling all G45ers!

It's the BIG announcement you've all been waiting for! This blog is jam-packed with great information about our 2014 Design Team Call! But, we also have THREE great projects to share with you at the end of this blog, so stay until the end for some great layouts.

With all the excitement, we can't forget about our blog contest! Today we announce our big winner of the Typography prize pack. The winner chosen at random from the blog is.....

-Linda: I love the Typography Designs! I just bought the By the Sea collection and can't wait to get started on a project. Thanks for your beautiful designs.

Congratulations, Linda! We're so excited you won our prize. Please email info@g45papers.com with your shipping info and we will get these great prizes pictured below to you shortly. Didn't win this week? Don't worry! We'll have another great contest fresh and early Monday morning!

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2014 Design Team Call

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Below, you will read all you need to know to submit your creations to become a part of our exciting, fast-paced, creative team!


What are we looking for?

Graphic 45 paper and products are unique and vintage inspired, so we are looking for a variety of team members that can produce high quality cards, layouts, altered art, videos, and home decor projects that show off our papers and embellishments.

Our team is education-based, so we will need you to have good photography skills, the ability to create tutorials with instructions and size images for blog and website use.

This call is open to international and domestic applicants. Current design team members who have been on the team for one year and want to re-apply for a second year are eligible, but you must resubmit. You cannot resubmit if you have already been on the design team for two years.

How do I apply to be on the team?

Our design team search will consist of two rounds. Please read the entire contents of both rounds, as there is quite a bit of information.


Download the link below for a printable version of the 2014 Graphic 45 Design Team Call Terms & Conditions.

Download the 2014 Design Team Call Terms & Conditions

We look forward to your incredible projects. It's a truly wonderful time of year. So get busy creating and most of all, have fun!

We can't leave you today without some fantastic scrapbooking ideas! Clare Charvill, Susan Lui, and Anne Elisabeth Rostad will jumpstart your weekend crafting!

First, we have a beauteous Botanical Tea layout from Clare. She frames her photo so beautifully in this LO.

 "I decided to keep the background of this layout simple and add cut out detail from the beautiful Botanical Tea signature paper to frame the picture that has an old thatched cottage with a rambling rose all over it in the background.  Cutting out took a while but it was all done whilst watching the TV one eve.  In all I used only three papers and some pale blue Cor Dinations which made it a very cost effective layout to put together leaving lots of papers left for more projects."-Clare

Botanical Tea Layout CHA 2014 Clare Charvill Pic 1

Botanical Tea Layout CHA 2014 Clare Charvill Pic 2

  Botanical Tea Layout CHA 2014 Clare Charvill Pic 3

Supply List


Botanical Tea 12 x 12 papers

Botanical Tea

Hello Friend

Birds of a Feather

Kraft Card

CorDinations (Lights) card stock

Vintage photo Ink

Foam Dots
May Arts Glitter


For the 2nd dose of lovely layouts, Susan shares a great Botanical Tea vacation layout.


"We went for a holiday in the UK last year and visited the historic and mysterious site of Stonehenge. To make the photo the focus of the layout, I decided to go for clean lines on this project, clustering all of the detailed cut-outs and layering on just one side of the page." - Susan















Botanical Tea collection - Field of Flowers, Flora, Fauna, Spring Duet, Sweet Chamomile, Just Because

Alphabets - American Craft

Flowers - own stash


To finish up this grand day on the blog, Anne shares a brilliant Good ol' Sport layout with amazing quilting techniques that can be translated to paper. She even includes a great video tutorial to explain more!




Anne's Quilt Landscape Tutorial Video


"I made this LO for my sister and family. The like to play golf and The Good Ol Sport paper collection from Graphic 45 fits perfect for the theme:-)Before I started with paper craft I used to make quilts and I thought the Bargello technique would be perfect to create a landscape background and the guy almost got a hole in one lol. In the frame my sister can place a photo she likes :-)" - Anne













Tutorial on how to make a bargello paper background


Cut varying width strips of paper and some solid color papers until you have about 12 x 15 inch long. Good to have a large background paper to glue them on and this you can find in a office supply store.


Here I used glue stick from xyron. Be sure to take enough glue on since you are going to cut the stripes in small pieces.You can also use multi matte.






When all the stripes are glued on dry it well and cut in various stripes like shown below. 






Then glue all ste stripes on a new background paper and offset the stripes to create a landscape.


Here I used multi matte.



First I took multi matte over the whole paper first to to avoid shrink.. Also took multi matte over the stripes.






Here are some more suggestions on how to create a simple LO


Select a background paper and cut out the inside of the frames 12 x 12 paper. There you cut off can be used for something else :-) If you are hanging it on a wall it can be good to have a chipboard plate on the back.





Select some images you want to use for decorations.





Now you can put in some photos before you glue it down and if you put 3D foam under the frames you get more dept to it.





Or you can put in some decor paper and glue some small photos on.


The bow is made from a strip of paper that I used multi matte on and folded it to a bow.




Supply list:


Good Ol Sport, twine, multi matte, Xyron glue, Petaloo flowers, chipboard, distress ink, color wash,black Zig penand a good cup of coffee :-)


Design Team calls, contest winners, and amazing layouts have all filled our blog today! We hope you've had as much fun as we have. We can't wait to see your DT submissions. It's an exciting time of year!!


Happy Papercrafting,


Graphic 45





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The quilting technique is stunning

Fantastic! The fussy cutting is amazing and the quilting technique is stunning. Good luck to all those trying out for the design team.

Love all the layouts, Anna's technique's are fabulous. It gave me many idea's. Thanks ladies!

Love the golf layout!

Love the look of the quilting

Beautiful papers=beautiful projects. Love that quilting idea

Anne's quilting technique is gorgeous! Can't wait to try it.

Beautiful pages!

Stunning projects once again!! full of inspiration and design.
Suzi x

This has been such an amazing design team to be part of! I feel truly honoured to have designed for this amazing company throughout 2013/2014 and will definitely re-apply.
I really recommend everyone to give it a go and apply for the call! You will love being part of this wonderful team :)

I love your ideas. Even had to pin some of your video tutorials as they are so instructive and beautiful. Thank you!

Botanical Tea is a gorgeous collection! Can't wait to do some fussy cutting of those flowers. Anne's tutorial was fantastic! I really appreciated that she gave us many different suggestions using the same topic and papers. Thanks!

These are great. I just have one request. How about project sheets instead of tutorials. I can print a sheet to follow, but I don't always have internet access to follow a tutorial.

Really looking forward to working with Botanical Tea, Good old Sport and By The Sea. Thank you for all the inspiration. X

love all these projects. TFS -Amy

Rebecca Sherman, Thanks for the great request! Unfortunately, with the manpower on our team, we can't make every tutorial into a project sheet. We try to make a variety - videos, project sheets, collage tutorials, and step-by-step tutorials to mix it up. Our design team actually brilliantly takes the time to come up with these great tutorials, and we like them to use the method they like best. Thanks for understanding and visiting our blog! -Joanna from Graphic 45

Wonderful masculine sports collection!! Love the paper design!!

Your vintage designs are so different and clever. I enjoy using your products in my mixed media art journals.

WAUW That would certainly be a dream come true. I wish I was one of those awesome designers, but unfortunately think, I´m way to ordinary to be considdered, as I´ve never been on any DT before, but just do my own stuff, but I just absolutely LOVE G45 papers, even they´re pretty hard to get here. But to be able to work with them every day definitely would be THE DREAM come true.
The projects here today are really awesome too as always, and way over my standard, I´m sure.

Congratulations to the very lucky Winner of the Typography goodies, I'm soooooooo envious.
Love, love, love all the projects, the DT are all genius' xx

Would be simply AMAZING to be on the Team! Anne has been such an inspiration to me.

Loving your collections and inspirational projects. Thanks for a chance to win your latest gift pack.

All three projects are amazing all three designers did a wonderful job, love all the fussy cutting they did on the projects.

Love the quilting technique! Beautiful and very creative!

I love all your papers and designs. You are so talented and I would love the opportunity to participate in your design team. Check me out: http://vickyscrappingpassion.blogspot.com/

que bonito me encanta todo los trabajos que realizan esos montajes tan bien echos, son una preciosidad, bssss

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