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April 02, 2014

Take a Creative Journey By the Sea


 Happy Wednesday G45ers,

We're whisking you away on a creative journey with By the Sea! Maria Cole kicks off the blog today with a By the Sea layout tutorial. Then, Romy Veul shares a sunny By the Sea card. We also have an exciting contest going on with Snapguide which you can read more about below!

 Welcome in spring by giving new life to old things! We’re hosting an Upcycling contest with SnapGuide. Show us how you can make new tables from reclaimed wood, new chests from old boxes and patterned paper, picture frames from window shutters, stylish new outfits from an old pair of denim, you get the idea! Get crafty-- the most inspiring creation will win our Grand Prize: over $900 in prizes from Graphic 45, including some awesome paper crafting merch and a $750 Etsy Gift Card!

Read all about the Contest Here!





There are also other great prizes to be won!


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Want to take part in this Snapguide Contest? They have provided a great step by step guide all about it!

 Check out How to Enter a Contest on Snapguide.

Not familiar with SnapGuide? Learn how to make an Upcycled Vintage Window Message Board with Denise Johnson's Snapguide tutorial.

 Check out How to Make an Upcycled Vintage Window Message Board by Design Betty on Snapguide.  

 Check out How to Make an Upcycled Vintage Window Message Board by Design Betty on Snapguide.

Maria perfectly captures the joy of a newborn baby with this gorgeous By the Sea layout and tutorial.

"This is a clean and simple layout I made for my dear friend Lauren! She loved the By The Sea sneak peeks so much, I knew a special project was in store. By The Sea is not only perfect for beach memories, but it also works very well for baby boy projects! I used the matching chipboard, stickers, and tags & pockets along with some of the new artist trading tags for a fun touch." -Maria





By the Sea Layout Tutorial


Step 1. Take By The Sea paper, lighthouse side face up, and fussy cut the border.


Step 2. Attach border with foam dots to Set Sail paper, stripe side up.


Step 3. Take Beachcomber paper and cut off a 5 3/8” x 7 3/8” piece. Adhere a 5” x 7” photo on top.


Step 4. Set aside (2) ivory artist trading tags.


Step 5. Locate the following chipboard pieces.  


Step 6. Locate the following pieces from your tags & pockets.


Step 7. Arrange all pieces per photo and adhere.  


By The Sea Layout Supplies

12” x 12” Graphic 45 By The Sea By The Sea
12” x 12” Graphic 45 By The Sea Beachcomber
12” x 12” Graphic 45 By The Sea Set Sail
Graphic 45 By The Sea Tags & Pockets
Graphic 45 By The Sea Stickers
Graphic 45 By The Sea Chipboard
Graphic 45 Artist Trading Tags – Ivory
Stickles – Diamond, Copper

Romy now wows with a By the Sea card. And we love the sentiments - "Relax, Unwind" and enjoy this card!



Supply List

By the Sea
By the Sea chipboard
By the Sea Tags & Pockets
By the Sea Stickers

Want some more By the Sea inspiration? We know you do! Check out our By the Sea Pinterest Board!


Visit the By the Sea Pinterest Board

Thanks for joining us this fantastic Wednesday! 

Happy Papercrafting,

Graphic 45

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Fun projects! I love that paper!

Such a bright and cheery line of products. By The Sea makes me wish I lived by the sea.

Those are very beautiful projects. Thanks for sharing,

Fabulous Inspiration! WOW! :) LOVE it ALL!:)

Beautiful creations....love them all, and LOVE G45!

The 'By The Sea' paper gets prettier every day!

Seems like the projects just keep getting better and better everyday, thanks for sharing this beautiful projects.

Great projects!!!

This is just sooooo amazing and sooooo beautiful.I´m totally in love with this collection, and just can´t wait til we also get it here in my country very soon I hope. Just don´t know, why it take them sooo long to get it.
These projects are soooo awesome and beautiful, that I´m totally in awe about it.

WOW what a fabulous contest with such AWESOME prizes.

Love all the By the Sea inspiration pieces and tutorial!

First of all, Jaxson is adorable! What a great scrapbook page and I am sure that family members would love one framed!

The card is super cute! Love the stacking and layout!

Love the sea!!!

Love By The Sea. The lay out is beautiful. Thank you!

What a super layout, love the colors & the details. The use of "By The Sea" in such a lovely way is perfect.
The card is wonderful, the perfect sentiment for relaxing & lovely to boot.
Thank you so much, ladies, for creating and sharing them.

Incredible projects. So much layering and depth for each of them. Absolutely envy the talent of these designers!

I just love the By the Sea collection! Wonderful projects!!!

Gorgeous inspiration, love the white tags & can't wait till they reach UK. The layers on the card are amazing, I did say "Wow" when I saw it! Wonderful colours... Tfs :))

Wow! Love the baby LO! Love this collection!

Gorgeous and creative projects!!

By The Sea is a beautiful collection...love the sea creatures and the vintage images. Love that Maria's color choices coordinated with the photo...just lovely!

Lovely ideas! But with that beautiful paper, you can't go wrong!

Such sweet and wonderful projects with By the Sea!!!
<3 J

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Beautiful projects & such great paper to work with!

Love the adorable layout and the card is sweet! TFS!

By the Sea makes me wish for warmer weather and waves! All the projects made with this line are gorgeous!

I can't wait to see what shows up in this upcycle contest, should be great. Oh the lovely projects made with By the Sea collection, fantastic.

Wow! What an amazing contest! And I love By the Sea...it has to be my all time favorite collection ....at the moment....because G45 papers are like my kids...whichever one I'm with at the moment is my favorite!

I cant wait to take out some of the adorable pictures I have of my son and I at the beach when he was little ! I want to do these layouts for him in a book !!
"By the Sea" is my favorite new collection!

Wow, that layout is so cute and the other projects are amazing! Thanks for sharing.

I need me some By The Sea so I can play.

What a great layout! I love the By The Sea papers!

I need to find a place to buy By The Sea papers and all the goodies. I have some great beach photos that are just begging to be scrabooked.

Love this nautical collection.

Beautiful projects!!!

Love this paper!!!!

Love the paper. The projects are fabulous.

Loving all things made with G45 products!

Oh my goodness, sooo many gorgeous projects again with this lovely collection here. It really makes you almost feel the summerbreeze don´t it? And the girls have made such amazing projects with it here too. Soooooooooooooooo gorgeous all of them WAUW.

The projects, as always, are stunning, such fabulous inspiration, thank you for sharing !!

The projects are wonderful :)

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