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March 24, 2014

45 Giveaways This Week with Graphic 45!


Happy Monday, G45ers!


It's the last full week of National Craft Month. This month has flown by filled with so much fun! We're ending it with  HUGE party! Over the weekend, we celebrated 45,000 Facebook Fans (amazing! Thank you, thank you!)- so read below about the 45 giveaways we're hosting to celebrate! Woo hoo - what a fun week! Also, today we have a great Good ol' Sport Tutorial from Annette Green. Then, we have a stunning layout from the G45 Vault by Hilde Janbroers-stolk. It's going to be a wonderful day with giveaways, celebrations, and lovely layouts!


This week we are celebrating 45,000 Facebook Fans!!! Can you believe it?! What an amazing journey it's been to get to this point. We are so excited and we cannot thank you enough for being our G45ers!! We are going to be hosting 45 giveaways!! Wow wow, now that's a way to celebrate! Stay tuned to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram all through the day for NINE chances to win every single day (including a chance to win here on the blog)!

G45 Giveaways


See the 45,000 Fans Celebration Video from Graphic 45!

Let's kick off the week with a blog contest! Tomorrow, we will announce two randomly chosen winners for this contest. It's a beautiful By the Sea prize pack - and there's 2 up for grabs! Just comment here on the blog to win! Fun fun fun - and easy! Tomorrow, we'll have a brand new blog prize pack to giveaway!


It's Party Time this week! When you see the "Party Time" logo below, you know it's giveaway time! It will be somewhere on each contest photo. So, stay tuned, have fun, and win win win!


Annette is so wonderful with layouts. We cannot wait to share this Good ol' Sport LO with you today, and there's a tutorial!

"I knew when I first saw the Good Ol’ Sport collection I was going to create something for my good ol’ sport husband, Paul, the hockey player and former all-around athlete. I love that even though he’s an older fellow now, he still enjoys the rough and tumble sport of hockey every Sunday morning. I call it the real man’s sport. So in tying in with his love of hockey and his vintage self, Good Ol’ Sport was the perfect fit! (Gee, I hope he doesn’t read this blog. Honey, I’m your biggest fan.)" - Annette





Good ol' Sport Layout Tutorial from Annette


1. Begin with a 12 x 12 green cardstock base. Cut an 11 ¾” x 11 ¾” piece of black cardstock. Cut an 11 ½” x 11 ½” piece of “All Star.” With a sanding block, sand the outer edges of “All Star.” Distress all the three pieces with a distressing tool then ink the edges. (All inking of edges is done with Black Soot unless otherwise instructed.) Adhere these pieces as shown.


2. It should look like this when you have completed step 1.


3. Cut a 6” x 11 ½” piece of “Newsworthy” then distress and ink edges, adhere to upper third of layout as shown. Cut a 6” x 1 ¾” piece of “Cheer On” and ink edges then adhere to left edge of Newsworthy leaving ¼” space to left. Cut a ½” x 6” strip of “Victory”, ink edges and adhere next to “Cheer On.”


4. Cut apart the postcard image from “Touchdown” and ink edges. Cut a 1” x 4” piece of “Victory”, then cut a bracket-shaped edge along the right side. Ink edges and adhere this with the postcard to layout as shown. Create a cluster of tickets from the sticker sheet for the upper left corner by arranging them together on a craft mat, then slicing across the bottoms in one stroke with a craft knife. Gently peel up and adhere this unit to the layout. (Doing it this way eliminates bulk.) Finally trim the red plaid border sticker to 11 ½” then sand and ink edges and adhere to layout as shown.


5. Cut two photo mats from black cardstock: 6 ½” x 4 ½” and 2 ½” x 3 ½”. Mount photos to mats and adhere to layout as shown. Add three large buttons with waxed twine using strong liquid glue. Add more stickers as desired.


6. Make desired finishing touches with more stickers. Note: I used foam tape to pop up several of the stickers for added dimension and interest. An ornate metal brad is affixed to the “No. 4” sticker tag overlapping the photos.

 Supply List

Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport 12 x 12 paper collection
All Star
Cheer On
Good Ol’ Sport Cardstock Stickers
Good Ol’ Sport Cardstock Alphabet Stickers
Graphic 45 Staple: Ornate Metal Brad

Core-dinations Signature Series black cardstock “Photogenic” (2)
Core-dinations Signature Series green cardstock “Antique Moss” (1)
Black Soot Distress Ink and blending tool for inking edges
Edge-distresser tool or scissors for distressing edges
Three large brown buttons
Black waxed twine for buttons
Sanding block
Craft knife and cutting mat
Foam tape or squares

Now, here's a great layout from the G45 Vault by Hilde Janbroers-stolk. She uses a retired collection, Le Cirque, to create this fantastic project!


See this Blog Post from the G45 Vault

We also have an extra special surprise, a fun and easy Snapguide tutorial from Denise Johnson showing how to make buttons covered with Graphic 45 Washi Tape! How great is this?



Check out How to Make Washi Covered Buttons by Design Betty on Snapguide.  

Visit Denise Johnson's Washi Tape Button Snapguide

Thank you for joining us for a wonderful Monday full of beautiful layouts. Also, we're so excited to begin our 45,000 Facebook Fans celebration! This 5-day celebration will be too much fun! Enjoy it, G45ers!


Celebrating with Layouts,

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Love these tutorials today, especially the washi covered buttons!!

Wow great giveaway and great inpiration here today Hugs Sandra xx

Yay, everyone loves a party!!! Congrats on the big 45!

Am always looking for paper and ideas for men themed pages and cards. Graphic 45 has come through in a big way with this line.

Thank you so much for the layout instructions!!!

Congrats on reaching 45,000 fans! Woot! Looking forward to celebrating with you all week long! Love these layouts and the washi covered buttons are gorgeous! Party on!

Yay for 45!!! Awesome number! Love the projects and have my fingers crossed for the cool prize. (I don't have facebook, so glad your faithful blog readers are included too)

Great projects today! I LOVE the Good Ol Sport layout from Annette; such detail! And the little tutorial on covering buttons with washi tape was an added bonus. I'll have to try that one! Thanks, G45 folks!!

I loving the idea of giveaways. Maybe I'll be one of the lucky ones.

45,000 IS certainly a milestone. Congrats! Love By the Sea collection, well actually, I love all the collections!

Party time thanks for celebrating with us on reaching 45,000 fans!

Yay!! Congrats on the 45,000 FB fans! :D You guys are a SUPER awesome company and deserve it! ;) LOVE the layouts! I'm so horrible on doing layouts so I appreciate the tutorial TONS! :D Thanks so much for everything you guys do! :D

Gorgeous layouts and thanks for the idea of covering the buttons!!!
Congrats on 45,000!!!

Love the by the sea collection,would love to win.Great tutorials never thought about covering buttons with wash tape,will now x

Love G45. Thanks for the washi button cover tutorial.

Super awesome layouts and buttons. Congrats on 45,000 you are awesome.

Time to Partay! Beautiful layouts this morning. Thanks

Love the By the SEa Collection!
Sure hope I win!

I am off to make some washi covered buttons. Now I will have buttons to match my paper...yea!

Awesome! I love all of the G45 products. Thanks for the tutorials!

It's Party Time with G45! Yeah!! Love "BY The Sea" collection. Thanks for a chance to win and help you all celebrate. Congrats. :)

I wish I had a store close by with G45 in stock. I would run out of hiding places to hide my goodies. Everything that G45 designs I want.

Love the layout!!! Graphic 45 Rocks!!!!

Love the layout & buttons. Congrats on 45,000 fans!!

Fantastic manly layout and such a cute girl layout without the traditional pink and purple. :) The buttons and washi are fun. Congrats on 45,000!!

Great projects, as always, and who doesn't love a giveaway???

Greate projects. Love the giveaway :)

Thanks for the button tip. I love it!

Those buttons are fab....I'm going to make some ASAP.

I love the Cirque collection and hope it one day somehow gets "re-released"! I love the way the layouts have been done!

Huge congrats on 45000 FB followers g45!!! :D

I was working with the Couture line this weekend, and was again reminded on how much I love all the G45 paper.

Party time! I would love to win this prize! Also love the washi covered buttons. Thanks!

Love everything Graphi 45

Love the By the Sea collection. Thanks for the giveaway.

I would LOVE to win this collection since I live by the sea...well...the Gulf Of Mexico to be precise!

So happy to have discovered this. I have been inspired greatly already!

Great layout ideas, and why didn't I think of the washi tape idea for buttons!

g45 sure knows how to party! Thanks for celebration!

Wonderful! Those buttons rock! Thank you so very much.

Beautiful layouts! Looking forward to helping G45 celebrate!

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