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May 03, 2014

Happy National Scrapbook Day from Graphic 45!

Capturing the moment

It's National Scrapbook Day - hooray! We have a great celebration here on the blog today. We are going to share a sketch to get the layout creativity started! Then, we will share how Maiko Miwa, Karen Shady, and Romy Veul interpreted this sketch. It's so exciting to see how one sketch can launch a thousand ideas. Are you celebrating today? Even if you're not attending a crop, make some time in the day to gather some fun supplies and make a layout today!

How about a special National Scrapbook Day giveaway? We thought you'd like that! Who wants to win this Mother Goose $50 prize pack? Well, if you want to win, just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page! We'll announce a winner on Monday's blog! So, comment quickly. You only have the weekend to win.


The sketch below by Maiko Miwa is what inspired all these amazing projects! Love how these designers make this sketch their own.

Sketch design

Download the Printable Version of Maiko's Layout Sketch

Maiko created a lovely Botanical Tea layout based on this great sketch. So many fun details on this!

Maiko Miwa Graphic45 Botanical Tea layout #1

Maiko Miwa Graphic45 Botanical Tea layout #2

Maiko Miwa Graphic45 Botanical Tea layout #2

Maiko Miwa Graphic45 Botanical Tea layout #4

Products List

papers:Botanical Tea Collection
Botanical Tea
Spring Duet
Herbal Infusion
Sweet Chamomile

Other G45 products:
Botanical Tea Banners

Botanical Tea Flowers
Botanical Tea Chipboard 1
Botanical Tea Stickers
Botanical Tea Alphabet Stickers
Flowers & Mask

Karen beautifully uses the sketch to create a Botanical Tea layout that looks completely different than Maiko's layout. See how this collection can be used in such different ways.

"I really enjoy working with sketches. I normally use them as basic starting point for my layout, then, flip, turn or change the sketch just a little to make it my own. I didn’t really alter Maiko’s sketch at all, it was beautiful as it was, all I did was make my bottom photo slightly larger than the sketch. I am so happy with how this layout turned out. It was one of those rare times when everything just comes together perfectly. But, Botanical tea makes creating beautiful layouts so easy, I truly can’t get enough of this paper collection; I have already created at least 8 projects from it, and still have tonnes of other ideas. If I was ever to design a paper collection, just for me, it would be exactly like this one." ~Karen

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Materials used: Graphic 45 Botanical tea 12 x 12 paper collection Flora, Herbal infusion, Hello friend, Sweet camomile, Just because. Botanical tea 6 x 6 Patterns & solids.

Romy uses a different color scheme completely for her sketch layout and really creates a stunner. We love the cascading postage stamps. Amazing!

"Maiko’s beautiful sketch inspired me to create a masculine lay-out about my boyfriend with a mix of two collections: Typography and Good Ol’ Sport. Instead of two photos I used only one photo and I changed the second photo in the sketch into a few fussy cut postage stamps. " ~Romy

Capturing the moment

Capturing the moment

Capturing the moment

 Supply List:

 Good Ol’ Sport papers:
Game Day
Number 1 Fan
Typography papers:

Good Ol’ Sport Chipboard 1
Staples Ornate Metal Keys

We hope you'll use Maiko's sketch to create a layout this fine National Scrapbook Day. Have fun at your crops, with friends, or just with your fun supplies in your craft room. Celebrate National Scrapbook Day with Graphic 45!

Happy Layout-Creating,

Graphic 45

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Graphic 45 = Stunning!

Stunning layouts!!!

Love this! Pick me#

Beautiful projects today, and all created from just one sketch! Amazing! Happy National Scrapbook Day, everyone!

Beautiful projects :)

Well done design team. All layouts are gorgeous!

Love the papers and embellishments. would so love to win something to make more beauty in my life and for others!


Happy National Scrapbook Day!!

What pretty projects. Thanks for a chance to win.

Happy Scrapbooking Day! Beautiful paper and great layouts, thanks.

I love Graphic 45 and I use many of this shit every week ;)
And I hope some of the older pad came back, they are so nice

Adorable layouts! Happy National Scrapbook Day to everyone! :D

mother is goose is awesome. love it

I love Graphic 45 and the Mother Goose collection is so cute! Would love to win it! Thank you for the giveaway, sketch and wonderful ideas!

Great layouts today!!!! so pretty and elegant. Gotta Love G45. Happy NSD

Love the layouts. Thank you for the chance to win this adorable collection.

Happy National Scrapbook Day to one and all x

I always think it would be wonderful to scrap book but I seem to lack the talent. So I always appreciate seeing beautiful layouts like this :)

I'm really loving that botanical tea layout. It's so soft!!

I'm super excited for NSD!!

I love the Botanical Tea collection!

I really like the simplicity of the layout. I let's me use some of the paper I really love without worrying about cutting it. TFS. Happy NSD everyone!!!!

Love the layouts!

Beautiful layouts! Makes me want Botanical Tea even more!

Mother Goose and a free sketch?! Yes, please.

Let's get scrappin'! Lovely layouts with that Botanical Tea collection

I love the layout with the tear and the lace showing underneath.

It is so amazing how one sketch can bring out so many different ideas! Love the "boyfriend" layout!

Typical the sun is shining and I want to make layouts! Might have to go create in the garden! Happy National Scrapbooking Day to you all x

such a beautiful set of layouts!!!!

great projects i don't know which one i like best they're all great! happy national scrap day!!!

Love the inspiration - working on an album as a going away present today!! Thanks for the great materials to work with.

The layouts are wonderful. I love it all! I too would like to see some of the retired papers return. I especially loved "A Ladies Diary". Thank you for all the great ideas offered on your blog.


Every day I check your blog first thing in the morning and every day there are wonderful projects and creations to fall in love with! I would love to win one of your gifts some day! Wishing you a happy weekend!


Barbara Diane

would so love to win this Mother Goose package - what fun it would be to get to play with such great childhood memories!

These layouts are all so beautiful! I'm taking part alone crafting today. Would love to win the Mother Goose giveaway--Graphic 45 is such a fantastic line! Thanks for a chance to win.

Happy NSD to all. the takes on the sketch are beautiful. thanks for sharing

Happy National Scrapbook Day!!! I LOVE GRAPHIC 45

Absolutely gorgeous layouts!! Graphic 45 never disappoints! The Mother Goose line is amazing!

Love these layouts...such beautiful creativity in all of them. I would love to win Mother Goose, thanks for sharing!

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