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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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G45 paper is the best! love By the Sea Thank you for all the beautiful things to work with

Like the covered buttons.

Great layout and love the washi tape buttos. they are too cute. Would love to win the Seaside bundle - one can never have enough Graphic 45

Прикольная коллекция "На берегу моря"!!! Хотелось бы выиграть!!!
Шикарная идея с топсами обклеенными скотчем!!!

I love By the Sea and have just the pictures to scrap on it!

Absolutely love the washi buttons. Thanks for all the ideas and tutorials. You have a wonderful design group. Always fresh and exciting.

Great inspiration and fun today!

It's beautiful products like these that keep G45 at the very pinnacle of paper crafts! Keep 'em coming!

Love Graphics and Love winning. Thank you for the chance to win this amazing prize pack.

great post today, like that washi tape button tut... thanks for sharing the love of the industry

Congratulations on making 45000 likes! Thanks for the opportunity to win wonderful G45 products!

45,000 fans! WOOT! Love this prize. Annette's LO is absolutely fabulous. I just love everything G45!

Thanks for all the giveaways! What a great way to celebrate!

Love the hockey project - my husband played what we lovingly referred to as "Old Fart Hockey", it was great fun.

Congratulations. Looking Forward to helping you celebrate! Thanks for sharing such wonderful products and inspirations xx

Beautiful and always inspiring creative projects today on the G45 blog!! Happy Monday everyone!!

LOVE LOVE LOVE the By the Sea collection! I can't wait to start crafting!

Amazing projects!

45, 000 Graphic45 fans....Congratulations Graphic 45 ya'll darn sure deserve a standing ovation and applause.Wow sorry I was daydreaming....about when ya'll get 100, 000 fans....hey fellow fans lets spread the word about all the GORGEOUS items Graphic45 offers and see if we can reach 100, 000 before the end of the year, come on ya'll get to sharing!!!! And spread the word "Graphic45 is the bomb"!!!!!!
"Happy Crafting"

wow-congrats on 45,000 fans!! Love these projects, and thanks heaps for the chance to win-I just pulled out some photos that would be perfect for "By the Sea"!

Happy 45,000 super fans (I'm one of them) Love the Good Old Sport layout and the fantastic give aways.

Thanks, great giveaway

Congratulations on 45,000 fans!!!! Way to go G45!

I love By the Sea and would love to win it. Also I love the buttons on your Good Ol' Sport layout, they are very classy and vintage looking.

Fab tutorial for buttons ! Congrats on all the followers Exciting week ahead to celebrate thanks for chance to win sure make Mother's Day here in uk ! Fingers crossxxx

45000 Gratulations to you. And thanks for a chance to whin. Like it.

WooHoo Party Time!! Congrats on the 45,000 FB fans! Love Graphic 45 and would love to win... :-)

Wow wow wow so much going on here. I love that layout I have been drooling over the ole sports paper for a while just need to buy it! The washi tape buttons are genious way to smart!

I love Annette's layout! It's so difficult for most of us to do masculine cards/layouts. I love Denise's project using washi tape to cover buttons. I am going to have to give that one a try for sure.

Love the buttons! Love the layouts! Love the give aways! Thank you G45.

there is no denying these projects specially the washi buttons are great. I may try the button thing. Just got my by the sea paper pad.... love it.

LOVING the projects again today! Thanks for the inspiration.

Such a great blog - I love "Good 'Ol
Sport" and the washi buttons. How fun will they be to make?! Congratulations on 45,000 fans - it is so well deserved.
Now - let's party!

Wow...Great GIVEAWAY in the works...So love how you offer the opportunity to win such beautiful things! After today I will be in the process of packing up my studio to move it to a larger area in my home...going to create a piece today as I say farewell to my studio for the next month or so until I can put it all back together...it will be awesome when it is done but getting there...well...not so fun...Thanks for the chance to win and if I get a happy mail box I will be sure to share with all my peeps the goodies I have won even if I can't play at the time, I will play later...playtime is going to get much longer for me in the near future...integrating art into my life more and I can't wait to get started!

Love G45 inspiration!

Congratulations on 45,000 fans. Thanks for the chance to win this fabulous prize!!!

Congrats on the big 45!!! And thanks for the chance to win. 😉

I love the buttons. The le cirque paper gives me an idea, so thanks for the inspiration.

Wonderful pages, interesting ideas, washi tape covered buttons tutorial is a keeper! Thanks!

I loved both layouts! They are stunning! The washi covered bottoms, AWESOME!

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