unique papercrafting graphic 45

March 27, 2014

Announcing the 30 Finalists for the 2014 Graphic 45 Design Team!

We Want You Design Poster 2014 (1)

Hello G45ers,

It's a day of big news today here on the blog! We are announcing our top 30 finalists for the Design Team! Then, we have our 45 giveaways still going strong and a brand new blog contest. We'll have some great project shares later today. Karen Shady has a wonderful Mother Goose layout tutorial. Clare Charvill shares a beautiful By the Sea LO. It's a huge day!

We Want You Design Poster 2014 (1)

Top 30 Finalists for the Design Team

This year we had the most amazing applicants, and this was the hardest year yet to narrow down to our Top 30 Design Team Finalists! Thanks to everyone who submitted, and we can't wait to see your next round of submissions, Top 30! Congratulations!

Top 30 Design Team Finalists (in alphabetical order)

1. Andrew Roberts - Australia
2. Angelica Stark - Sweden
3. Annette Green - USA
4. Bobbi Smith - USA
5. Donna Espiritu - Saudi Arabia
6. Emily Martina - USA
7. Erica Houghton - USA
8. Evgenia Petzer - South Africa
9. Ginger Ropp - USA
10. Ginny Nemchak - USA
11. Gunn-Eirill Gjelseth-Rauan - Norway
12. Jarrier Angélique - France
13. Katie Zoey Ho - Singapore
14. Keri Sallee - USA
15. Lora Mahaffey - USA
16. Lori Williams - USA
17. Lydia Bernard - France
18. Maggi Harding - USA
19. Maggie Armstrong - New Zealand
20. Miranda Edney - USA
21. Nadya Lifa - Russia
22. Nichola Battilana - Canada
23. Raquel Martin Fernandez (Tati Scrap) - Spain
24. Rhea Freitag - USA
25. Romy Veul - The Netherlands
26. Solange Marques - Brazil
27. Song Li - USA
28. Tanya Dudkina - Ukraine
29. Trudi Harrison - Australia
30. Yumi Muraea - Japan

Graphic 45 Ambassadors

31. Jane Tregenza - Australia
32. Laura Denison - USA

Congratulations! Here is a reminder of the Design Team Application Round Two. Email your Round Two submissions to submissions@g45papers.com.


We can't wait to see the next round of submissions!

G45 Giveaways


The 45 giveaways continues! Let's announce the winners from yesterday's 45,000 Facebook Fans giveaways! Our randomly chosen winners from the contests yesterday are:

Blog Winners:

1. Mary Puskar
2. Shellie Geigle

Facebook Winners:

1. Jean Bullock
2. Lois Key
3. Robin Gentry

Instagram Winners:

1. RJ Avery (username thriftycraftermale)
2. Username divalenz145

Twitter Winners:

1. Janis (Username JanisinIdaho)
2. Sherry Hartsoe (username BRCSHERRY)

Congrats! Winners, please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Thanks to everyone for joining in our social media party, there are NINE more chances to win tomorrow - so join us here on the blog, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

Here is today's blog contest. This is a great prize pack full of Good ol' Sport goodies! Just comment here on our blog to win. We'll announce two winners tomorrow.


This vivid and vibrant Mother Goose layout is by the talented Karen. She shares a great step-by-step tutorial. Isn't this wonderful?

Graphic 45_ Mother goose layout_March family friendly step x step, karen Shady

Graphic 45_Mother goose_layout_ closeup 1_march_karen shady

Graphic 45_Mother goose_layout_ closeup 2_march_karen shady

Materials list: Graphic 45 ‘Mother goose’ paper collection – Mother Goose, Storytime, A Pocket Full of Posies, Little Boy Blue

Other: Manor House Creations flowers and leaves, Magnolia doo-hicky die, black card, foam tape.

Karen Shady's Mother Goose Layout Tutorial


1. Cut the frame from the ‘Mother goose paper


2. Turn the paper over, and use reverse side of ‘Mother goose’ paper. Adhere both to cardstock backing.


3. To create the sun, cut a circle shape from ‘A pocket full of posies’ paper, roughly 14 cm (5.4 inches) diameter. TIP: I have used a die to cut the circle, but, you can use any small round object, such as a plate, a lid or similar.


4. Draw and cut out 1 ‘sun ray’, then use that as a guide to cut 5 more, the same size.


5. Cut a rectangle to size, from ‘Story time’ paper, and assemble as shown above. Add your photos, and a die cut fence, cut from black cardstock.




6. Fussy cut above images, mount onto foam tape, and adhere, as shown onto layout, along with your choice of flowers, and leaves.

Graphic 45_ Mother goose layout_March family friendly step x step, karen Shady

Clare brings the beauty of the sea with this By the Sea layout. Such great fussy cut elements and framing!

"There’s nothing like a cliff walk to blow away the cobwebs, and what better paper collection to capture the memory than By the Sea. I used two of the orange papers for the back ground and then added a mount to the picture and a few cut a-parts to frame it. I couldn’t resist adding the sailing ship on the waves albeit in the shallows lol!" - Clare

By The Sea Layout CHA 2014 Clare Charvill Pic 1

By the Sea Layout CHA 2014 Clare Charvill Pic 2

By the Sea Layout CHA 2014 Clare Charvill Pic 3

By the Sea Layout CHA 2014 Clare Charvill Pic 4

By the Sea Layout CHA 2014 Clare Charvill Pic 5

Supply List

By the Sea 12 x 12 papers
My Anchor
By the Sea
Sand and Surf
Kraft Card
Core'Dinations (Darks) card stock
Vintage photo Ink
Molly Blooms Beach Hut stamp
Foam Dots

What a great day on the blog! Congratulations to our 30 finalists. We are so excited about this year's Design Team Call. Huge thanks to Karen and Clare as well. Don't forget to comment on the blog to win!

Loving Layouts,

Graphic 45


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Announcing the 30 Finalists for the 2014 Graphic 45 Design Team!:


Huge Congratulations to the very lucky Winners !!
Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous, layouts today !!

Thanks so much for the layouts!

Congratulations to the finalists! Great layout today and again a lovely prize to win.

Поздравления всем талантливым мастерам! Успешной борьбы в следующем туре! Интересные странички. Спасибо за урок.

First of all big congrats to all the finalists and the lucky winners here, and next I almost don´t get it, how can you keep on comming up with sooo much stunning workevery day? I´m completely overwhelmed with all the beauty that comes out of these gorgeous papers time after time again.

Just love it!

Every collection of Graphic 45 is so amazing. I am humbled by other people's talents.

Beautiful LOs. It's so inspiring how they are both made up of so many different elements fussy cut and rearranged.
Thank you for sharing! :)

Beautiful layouts, the colors of the dp are so bright and eye catching. I love them all. thanks for sharing and for the creative inspiration!!

I just received some of the by the sea dp and cannot wait to use it, I love the colors. These layouts are spectacular thanks so much for the opportunity to win some great prizes!!

Congatulation to all the finalist. So hard to choose. I love the mother goose project.

Love Mother Goose!

Many congratulations to all the finalists and good luck in the next round. Congrats also to the two new G45 Ambassadors. Stunning page layouts and some great ideas. Hugs Suzi x

We are so fortunate to be able to learn from such talented scrappers.

Great layout! Congrats to finalists!

Congrats to the finalists, and to the winners. Good luck to everyone.
I love both of those layouts. By the Sea is my new favorite. Someone tell my kids and grand kids that's what I want for Easter, or Christmas...or just because. lol
Thanks for the inspiration.

great ideas!

The Mother Goose layout is fabulous. Excellent inspiration. Thank you.

I did not see Anne Rostad's name. Surely she will continue to be a Graphic 45 designer as she does the most amazing creations with Graphic 45 papers of all the designers.

Congratulations to the top '30' such a talented collection of paper snipers.

Love the sports line!!!

Love the ship cut out. brilliant idea for those ocean water expanse photos.

Mother Goose is cheerful but I swoon over the By the Sea collection. It fits so many of our families pictures.

Wow, I've been looking at some of the finalist blogs. What a fabulous diverse group of crafters. Have my favorites--hope they win! Love Good ol' Sport--all sons and male nephews in my family!

Congratulations to all the finalists. Good luck they are all fantastic! Karen shows off Mother Goose so well with her page Laguna. Clare really does an incredible piece with the By the Sea paper. Simply stunning.

Good luck to the finalists. Wonderful designs.

Go team!!!

Congratulations to all of the finalists!! That's awesome…I can't wait to see what's next for you all. Good luck!

Oh my goodness, oh my goodness....I am just so thrilled and honored to be included in the top 30!!!! Thank you sooo much for adding me to the list of super talented and creative artists! I love your papers and am constantly inspired by the projects on your blog and Facebook. Good luck to everyone on the finalist list....they are all so deserving...I am excited to be among them!!! Ginny from Polly's Paper Studio

Love the colours in this paper collection! Great inspiration!

Congrats to the thirty finalists! Good luck in the next round! Love the mother Goose and Sports line! Can't wait to work with these wonderful papers!

Sooo many sports themed layouts I need to do. This would be awesome to use for them!

My friends would say Botanical Tea, is just my cup of tea ... & and to that the tag book <3 This week of celebration has been so much fun. Thanks.

Wow, how much do I love "old Sport", so much I bought it and wish I had more, tee hee. Pick me, pretty please?

Great layout, thanks for the giveaways!

Wow, I'm glad I don't have to pick from all that talent. Thanks for the great giveaways you're having, and congrats to all the winners.

Graphic 45... the class act of the paper crafting world! Your give-aways are fabulous! Love the paper crafters you feature.

A little late - have had limited internet connection whilst overseas - but WOW! Congratulations to my fellow 29 finalists! Exciting stuff! Thanks G$%!

Congrats to all of the finalists! So many wonderful projects! I am so excited for everyone!

Older Comments

The comments to this entry are closed.