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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,

Graphic 45


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Oh I love these! The buttons are superb!

Oh, wow! It would be great to win this beautiful collection! I don't have Facebook, so this is a wonderful opportunity. Thanks!

Congrats Graphic 45! What a great way to celebrate with your fans! Can't wait for the 90,000 celebration!

Holy giveaways, that's awesome! Love the layouts, great button ideas. Love it. Congrats on the 45,000

Love By the Sea collection! Thanks for the chance to win it!

WOW!! LOVE to party with my favorite paper company!!! Great layouts today and the SnapGuide tutorial ROCKS!!
Congratulations on 45,000 FB fans! You deserve it and soon we will be celebrating 50K then 75K and then 1million! LOVE me some G45!

Love the washi buttons!! I just got the By the Sea paper and it's gorgeous- not that I would expect anything less from Graphic 45!

Congrats on 45,000 FB fans! Woo hoo! Fun, masculine layout. Also been loving the projects from the vault. Thanks for the inspiration.

Beautiful projects and thank you for the chance to win.

Great layouts- love the sporty layers in the hockey one! Congrats on the huge milestone!!!

I LOVE those buttons and I love By The Sea. Yummy!

Great layouts....and a wonderful giveaway.

Congratulations!!! For all G45 does for us, it is the least we can do for you. Always sharing all these yummy crafty goodies, thank you, thank you, thank you!

great layout! have to give this one a try!

Whoooo Hoooooo 45,000 fans! Best paper company there is, yay Graphic 45!!!

I always love the techniques shown and the layouts are so beautiful!! Congrats on reaching 45,000 facebook fans!!

Awesome giveaway! Congratulations on your success and thanks for including the blog readers. These designers are so talented. Clever idea with buttons and washi and that layout is terrific. Loved it. Thanks again. Michelle t

Graphic 45 is my all time favorite papers!!

Wonderful collections. Loved this tutorial.

Love the By the Sea collection, I would love to win! Those buttons are great! Congrats with the 45,000!

Love the By the Sea papers. Thanks for all the great ideas and a chance to win some.

Beautiful layouts! Love the idea with the washi buttons! Thank you for a chance to win!

I absolutely ADORE the Good ol' Sport!! Thanks for the giveaways, and congrats on 45k and going strong!

I just love Graphic 45 papers. Everything I need is right there! By the Sea is my favorite!!!

Love the new "By the Sea" collection. And I can't wait to try covering buttons with Washi tape. I never would have thought of that!!! Thanks for all the great ideas I get from you guys!!!!!!!

Lets Celebrate and party.
Cheers to a fun week!

Congrates on your milestone! I'm so glad to see others loving G45 as much as I do!

Congrats on your big 45!!! Great tutorials today, as ever. Thanks for the chance to win the By the Sea...a real fave of mine :) x

Fab giveaway! TFS and congrats!!

Love the washi tape buttons!

I especially love the Sport page and three washi tape button info!

Thank you again,

Love G45! I am finishing up a Good old Sport book for my hubby then on to another new line!

Congrats on 45,000 fans! Well deserved & how generous of you to have so many giveaways! G45er's are the luckiest fans ever!

Great layouts on both and I love the button idea...going to start on that right away...lol what a great prize too!

Since I don't live by the sea, I hope to win it!

Fun fun fun contest! Love the idea of covering buttons. Who would have thought? Great ideas from G45 as always.


Congratulations on 45000 fans. Makes it harder to win a prize from G45. Love the daily projects. Love the paper. Keep on truckin'

Lovin' the washi tape buttons!! Thanks for sharing all the wonderful ideas...everyday:)

I will be using a lot of the 'Good Ol Sport' collection as I have three boys who all participated in sports. Can not wait to get started!

Those are stunning projects. Love them. Great idea to take washi tape and cover buttons. Thanks for the chance.

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