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April 18, 2014

Happy Easter from Graphic 45!


Happy Friday, G45ers,

Welcome to the blog this fine Easter weekend. We wanted to leave you with some last-minute ideas to really set the spring scene. Arlene Cuevas shares a great idea which serves two purposes - decor and party favor! Then, Miranda Edney shows how easy and gorgeous Easter crafting can be with a tag tutorial. Sit back and enjoy these great ideas!

Before we jump in, we have a winner to announce! The winner of this week's blog contest chosen randomly from our blog comments is....

-Nicole Giusti: It is ridiculous how in love with all things G45 I am!!! Can't wait for new collections but love playing with the current ones!

Congratulations, Nicole! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Thanks for taking part this week, G45ers! We've been hearing whispers of Sneak Peeks next week, which means you'll have up to THIRTY chances to win next week! Wow! We cannot wait to see you Monday.


Before we begin, we have a very special birthday today! Join me in wishing Aimee Filimoehala a very Happy Birthday! We have a few fun questions for her great birthday blog. Aimee works so hard for Graphic 45 and we're so excited to celebrate her today. She is amazing!


 1. What have been you top highlights from Graphic 45 this past year?

First and foremost, it's always so great and REWARDING to meet all the wonderful folks out there that share a love for all things vintage inspired crafting!  To be a part of creating a product that brings out joy in people is really AMAZING!
On the business front, I'm currently focused on developing a new licensing division for G45 and its taken me back to the first days of starting the company, there's a lot of "troubleshooting" if you know what I mean.  I'm very excited about it and am looking forward to seeing G45 designs on many different mediums!

2. What's your favorite Graphic 45 product of all time? 

That's a hard one!  I would say that Communique reflects my style the most, I love the iconic Statue of Liberty image and all the vintage phones.  HOWEVER, I really love the fun colors from Hallowe'en in Wonderland.  That's definitely my favorite holiday line we've ever done!


3. Tell us more about Henry the Office dog, because he is one of our G45ers favorite! How many costumes *do* you have for him? And how did he get so handsome??

HA!  How many costumes does Henny-Penny have?!?!  Lets just say he has a few, many of the outfits are gifts from his Auntie Charee or are things we create in the office.  I mean come of folks, we work in a crafting office stock full of supplies.

These Botanical Tea Easter treat bags by Arlene serve double-duty - table decor and party favors! Enjoy her video tutorial below.

“These little treat bags are the perfect compliment to your dessert table this Easter. Use them as table decor and your guests can take one home when it’s time to go! I created a video tutorial showing you how I created these cute little bags and I even show you how to create your own crinkle paper from scratch. Hope you give these a try this Easter!” ~Arlene Cuevas



Arlene's YouTube Easter Tutorial






Product List:

Botanical Tea paper collection
I Am Roses Flowers
Coordinations Graphic 45 Signature Series cardstock - Lights
Cheery Lynn Designs Olive Branch Die
Crinkle paper
Martha Stewart border punch
Hershey’s Chocolate Easter Eggs
Hot glue

Miranda shows how fun and simply Easter crafting can be with this Sweet Sentiments Ruffle Easter Tag tutorial! Great idea.

"For the last couple months I’ve done a family-friendly tutorial. I want everyone to feel they can do the projects seen on the blog , cause you TRULY CAN! Especially this super easy egg tag! A few strips of paper and G45 Staples tags and you're set! Oh and water… you’ll need water ;)" - Miranda



Miranda's Ruffle Egg Tag Tutorial



 Graphic 45 Papers

 Sweet Sentiments-All My Love
Sweet Sentiments-Violet Bouquet
Sweet Sentiments-Spring has Sprung
Botanical Tea-Patterns & Solids
Botanical Tea-Birds of a Feather
Ivory Tag Staples
Water Bottle!
Ink , lace that’s it!

We hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend full of family and fun. Join us next week for a super special week on the blog - Spring Sneak Peeks! We cannot wait to see you!

Happy Easter,

Graphic 45

Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here


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Happy birthday Aimee!!
I love the " Alice in Wonderland". I love the colors and fantasy you put into each page.

Happy Bday, Aimee! Love these Easter projects today.

Happy Birthday Aimee!
Love the featured Easter projects.

Happy Birthday, Ms Filimoehala!

First comment didn't post (I don't think) so trying again...
Many happy returns to the birthday girl! Congrats to this week winner too.
As to the creations? Wow & Wow again!! But of course its G45 dt we are seeing, always wonderful! Happy Easter to All! :))

Thanks so much for these great Easter projects, so very cute.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Aimee, enjoy your special day!

Henry is adorable, love him!!! I bet my girls would love him too!

Love the treat boxes and the Easter tag, beautiful work, as always.

Happy BD! Loved today's tutorials...Arlene is so easy to follow as she demonstrates each step. I'm about to try Miranda's ruffled paper strips on a card. Love learning new ways to use G45 papers!

Happy Birthday, Aimee! And I agree with you on the Halloween Wonderland. I would love to get my hands on that collection!

Happy Birthday Aimee!!! Halloween in Wonderland is one of my favs also!! Happy Easter everyone!!! Have a safe and wonderful holiday weekend!!

Happy Birthday Aimee! Many, many, many more creative, happy, healthy and prosperous years.
. Arlene, a very nice tutorial for your Easter treat table decoration containers, lovely gift idea. Thank you.

It took me a long time to open your blog today; it seems all of your customers were trying at the same time. I'm glad I did to wish Aimee a Happy Birthday and to scroll down and view the beautiful Easter projects.

I have the Communique paper pack, Love it also

Happy Birthday and Happy Easter to everyone at Graphic 45, including the snappy dressing pup, because you make us have so much fun and beauty in our lives. Thank you.

A BIG HB to Aimee and Happy Easter!! I LOVE all the G45 Collections...absolutely my favorite!!

Happy Birthday Aimee. And Happy Easter to all G45ers. The ruffley egg on the tag is so inventive. Such pretty colors today on the projects.

Happy Birthday, and thank you for all the great ideas once again!

Happy Birthday Alimee, and a Happy Easter to you and all! Most of us have only seen Holloween in Wonderland on there, too bad we can't get our hands on it in real life.

Happy Birthday Aimee!! Wonderful creative projects!!

Please, more project sheets and fewer tutorials. I don't always have time or a connection to use tutorials, but if I can download lnstruction sheets I can use them at anytime

The ruffled Easter egg tag does not even look like paper! Amazing!

love both of these collections

Happy Easter to all!

Thanks for the the tutorial on the ruffled egg. It's adorable and easy. My mind is racing with using this idea in other applications also!

Happy Easter!

First of all Happy Birthday Aimee...Henny Penny is darling! Arlene your box is so cute and I plan on making some thanks for the tutorial..Miranda your tag is so cute I love it. Thanks all for sharing.

Happy Easter!!! Don't OD on deviled eggs!

So much eye candy! Hard to choose favorites. Happy birthday to Aimee!

Happy Birthday, Aimee!
Happy Easter to all the G45ers out there! Looking forward to sneak peeks next week.

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday, Happy Easter, and happy me (when i´ll win #13)

Happy birthday!
and a happy easter for everybody!

Happy Birthday, Aimee !!
Fabulous, fabulous projects today, as always, G45 is 'the best' xx

Wonderful projects as usual!

Aimee, have a lovely day!

HAPPY EASTER GRAPHIC 45 I love G45 so much and these projects are just added to my list of things you've made that I will try. Thank you for the instructions for the egg tag it is amazing. The treat bags are gorgeous.

Happy Birthday Aimee my twins just turned 29 on the 17th. I hope you have a wonderful day and your dog is so darn cute I am beyond words.

Happy Birthday Aimee! I don't think I could pick my favorite G45 line either.

I love the Halloween in Wonderland paper!

love the eggtutorial and in love with the office dog

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