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June 24, 2014

Introducing our Graphic 45 Ambassadors & Creative Spaces Vol. 3 Blog Hop!


Welcome to our blog this beautiful Tuesday! Many of you may be joining us from the exciting Creative Spaces Vol. 3 Blog Hop. Welcome to the Graphic 45 blog!  We are honored to be on this hop with you. Today, we will share a fun Sneak Peek of our spread in the Creative Spaces Vol. 3 magazine. Later, we'll introduce our Graphic 45 Ambassador Team! What a fun day this will be on the blog.


We are so honored to be in this issue of Creative Spaces Vol. 3 with Papercrafts & Scrapbooking Magazine! They are such an amazing source of inspiration, so we were over the moon to be asked to share our creative space with them. Have you picked up your issue of this magazine yet? Pick up one today and get a visual tour of so many inspiring spaces including our Graphic 45 Portland, OR Headquarters! Kitting, brainstorming, product development, and much more happens in this great space. (You may spy Henry the Office Dog in the collage below - he's a great source of creativity and snuggles in the office!)

Visit the Creative Spaces Vol. 3 Link

Info on where to get the magazine is found at the Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine Shop!

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Photo by Sherry Mendoza

By following along with the blog hop, you have a chance to win a free Creative Spaces issue! So make sure to hop along!

Follow Along with this great Blog Hop:

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking magazine 
Cathe at Just Something I Made
Kristi and Kelli at Lolly Jane
Beckie at Infarrantly Creative
Haeley at Design Improvised
Tracie at Cleverly Inspired
Carola at Boxwood Cottage
Lina at Fancy Frugal Life
Lia at Lia Griffith
Jen at Tatertots & Jello
Jennifer McGuire
Jill Yegerlehner/Jillibean Soup
Amanda Coleman
Jen Gallacher
Becky Olsen
Stephenie Hamen
Jodi Sanford
Elle Price/Elle’s Studio
Mary-Ann Maldonado
Michelle Hill
Sherry Mendoza
We R Memory Keepers
Graphic 45 <--YOU ARE HERE!
Cosmo Cricket
Fancy Pants Designs
Simple Stories
Michelle at Chalkboard Blue
Stacy Cohen
Hazel & Ruby

Enjoy hopping!

Now, let's introduce our incredible Graphic 45 Ambassadors! You may be wondering "What is a G45 Ambassador?" It's a designer we have specifically invited to represent Graphic 45, since they are already teaching so many wonderful classes and workshops with Graphic 45 products all over the world. You will see familiar faces in this group of designers and teachers. This program is invite-only and we asked some amazing crafters for this team. We are so excited to welcome these designers to this brand new program with Graphic 45!


Today, we will begin the Ambassador introductions with the amazing Clare Charvill from the United Kingdom! She teaches so many wonderful workshops with Graphic 45 and her YouTube channel is full of inspiring ideas and tutorials. She shares incredible projects today using a variety of collections. We are so honored to have Clare serve as a representative of Graphic 45! Join Clare as she takes us on a tour of these three projects!

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"Firstly I’d like to thank Diane, Charee and Amie for inviting me to be an Ambassador. After two fabulous years on the design team I feel very honoured to be invited back to be part of such a wonderful family and was very touched when I read the invite mail.

My fascination for crafts started at a very early age, influenced by Mum and Nan who used to spend hours with me sewing, kitting and making paper and wool pompoms. Over the years around a full time job and the family I’ve touched on many crafts from cross stich, tapestry, Trapunto. Quilting, knitting and Sugar Craft which I went on to teach at basic and advanced level for ten years at our local college. I took the opportunity to qualify as a further education teacher while I was teaching too.

My interest in paper craft started a few years ago when I called into a local craft shop. I came out armed with a book and a paper trimmer and started making a few very basic layouts for the boys, but it wasn’t until the start of 2011 that I discovered the crafting community on You Tube and the vintage style papers that kept catching my eye. They were all by Graphic 45.

Inspired by the old albums of family photos I used to browse through with my Nan I made my first album with the gorgeous Curtain Call collection. That’s where my love affair with the gorgeously vintage designs Diane and her teamcreate started. Hooked, and totally inspired by the detail in the papers I used the Le Cirque collection for my next album, then Le Communiqué and, well the rest is history as they say.

I’ve had the most amazing time over the past three years, launching my blog and You Tube channel, joining the G45 Design Team and sharing my creativity with like-minded crafters all over the world. Here in the UK I run my own workshops and retreats, teach at craft shops around the country, demo at National Craft Shows and Trade Fairs and promote Graphic 45 on national television too.

The projects I’ve chosen to share with you cover all the areas of crafting that I enjoy designing. I hope you enjoy the journey."

Clare Charvill's Blog

Tea Time Trio

"Flavoured teas are so popular I thought I’d design a fun tea themed gift. Designing from scratch, taking flat sheets of chipboard, cardstock and paper and turning them into a three-dimensional gift idea is always fun.

The Botanical Tea papers were the perfect choice for this project, whichshowcases the pretty colours in the collection and combines stickers, staples and chipboard elements with 8 x 8 and 12 x 12 papers. I used one colour for each tea bag box to compliment the flavours on the front of each box and used stickers with glossy accent detail to make them look button like.

Mint – to help relieve headaches
Rose – to help relieve cold symptoms
Assam - can aid thinking and alertness

The boxes stand on a sturdy chipboard cabinet that could also be wall mounted.

This project was designed to teach in a one day workshop and covered a number of crafting techniques.

Tea Time Trio Clare Charvill Ambassador UK 1

Tea Time Trio Clare Charvill Ambassador UK 1

Tea Time Trio Clare Charvill Ambassador UK 1

Tea Time Trio Clare Charvill Ambassador UK 1

Tea Time Trio Clare Charvill Ambassador UK 1

Tea Time Trio Clare Charvill Ambassador UK 1

Tea Time Trio Clare Charvill Ambassador UK 1

Supply List

Hello Friend and Field of Flowers and Love Notes 12 x 12 papers
Botanical Tea 6 x 6 patterns and solids
Botanical Tea Chipboard 2
Botanical Tea Cardstock Banners
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads
Alpha Sticker Sheet
Other Supplies
2mm Chipboard
12 x 12 Cardstock
Alterations Mini Paper Rosette Die (657177)
Sizzix Border die
Brown acrylic p
Tacky glue/Glossy Accents

My Sporting Memories Box

"Making keepsake items is something we all love to do. This project is for the sporting enthusiast who loves to keep cuttings and photos of those special moments, collect autographs of their hero’s and keep those special collectables and trinkets too. It combines all I love to make, with a scrapbook album, wire bound autograph book with miniature stamped images on the cover, an altered drawer with lift out trinket tray and hidden compartment underneath all made from chipboard. I chose orange, cream and black papers as my colour palette from the Good Ol Sport collection and combined them with patterns and solids papers, banners, tags, pockets, stamps, chipboard pieces and staples to achieve the overall finished project. Graphic 45 papers are the perfect medium to use to on altered items and with their vintage style make a beautiful gift for the gent of all ages."

Sporting Keepsake Box Clare Charvill Ambassador 1

Sporting Keepsake Box Clare Charvill Ambassador 1

Sporting Keepsake Box Clare Charvill Ambassador 1

Sporting Keepsake Box Clare Charvill Ambassador 1

Sporting Keepsake Box Clare Charvill Ambassador 1

Sporting Keepsake Box Clare Charvill Ambassador 1

Sporting Keepsake Box Clare Charvill Ambassador 1

Sporting Keepsake Box Clare Charvill Ambassador 1

Sporting Keepsake Box Clare Charvill Ambassador 1

Sporting Keepsake Box Clare Charvill Ambassador 1

Supply List

From the Good Ol Sport Collection
Good Ol Sport, Game Day, Touchdown, Number One Fan and Newsworthy,
12 x 12 papers
Good Ol Sport and Newsworthy 8 x 8 paper
6 x 6 Patterns and Solids
Tags  & Pockets
Chipboard 2
Alpha Sticker Sheet
Shabby Chic Door Pulls
Stamp Sets 1,2 & 3
Other Supplies
MDF A5 Box with Lid by Candy Box Crafts
Black Acrylic Paint
Glossy Accents/Tacky Glue and 3D pads
Black Card
Shrink Plastic for stamped elements on the Autograph book

Art Deco Floral Centre Piece

"I decided to take the papers beyond the page for my final project, and with home decor in mind designed this art deco style vase of roses. The weight of the paper was perfect for shaping the rose petals. I wanted to show how easy it is to make something simple and elegant from papers that contain a lot of detail and also combine Graphic 45 collections new and old, something I love to do.

Flower making in Sugar Craft is something I’m very comfortable with but making flowers on stems out of paper was a new challenge. The roses are made from Fabulous paper from the Couture collection, the leaves from green Core’Dinations Signature Series card stock and the vase, made from chipboard and card combines Fashion paper from the Couture collection and recessed images from the Steampunk Debutante, one of my all time favorites. I could almost smell the roses as I was making them. :)"

  Art Deco Vase of Roses Clare Charvill Ambassador UK 1

Art Deco Vase of Roses Clare Charvill Ambassador UK 1

Art Deco Vase of Roses Clare Charvill Ambassador UK 1

Art Deco Vase of Roses Clare Charvill Ambassador UK 1

Art Deco Vase of Roses Clare Charvill Ambassador UK 1

Art Deco Vase of Roses Clare Charvill Ambassador UK 1

Supply list

2mm Chipboard
Black Card
Core’Dinations Signature Series card stock in green
12 x 12 Fashion and Fabulous Papers - Couture Collection
12 x 12 Nouveau Artistry paper - Steampunk Debutante Collection
Sizzix Dies
Flower 3D & Vine 658064
Sizzix Flower Rose Die 658411

I had a fabulously creative time designing and making my new projects and look forward to sharing many more with you in the future."

Below are pictures of just a handful of the classes Clare teaches all over the United Kingdom! You will see huge smiles, beautiful projects, and fantastic fun!

Daisy's Jewels and Crafts Workshop:

Daisys Jewels and Crafts Workshop with Clare

It's Crafting Time Workshop:

Daisys Jewels and Crafts Workshop with Clare

Scotch Lodge Farm & Craft Shop:

Daisys Jewels and Crafts Workshop with Clare

Scrapbook Magic Workshop:

Daisys Jewels and Crafts Workshop with Clare

Daisys Jewels and Crafts Workshop with Clare

Clare Charvill is a wonderful designer and teacher and we're so honored to have her in this special program. You will see projects from her throughout the year made with new collections from us, and we cannot wait to see what she'll create! Are you a fan of Clare? Have you taken one of her classes or watched her YouTube channel? Welcome Clare as an Ambassador in the comments below! Join us tomorrow as we continue getting to know this great team.

Your Pals in Paper,

Graphic 45


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Wonderful!!! Love the roses!!

Where can we get the directions to "Tea Time" I just love it.

WAUW so many amazing things here that Claire has been creating and all of them are sooooo beautiful.
I can´t wait to see loads and loads more of fancy projects in the future too. Go for it Claire.

I'm in awe! Stunning!

I have followed Clare's creations for awhile now and I am always amazed at the detail and creativity. Her You Tube videos are fantastic! I am a BIG fan. Congratulations, Clare. It is well-deserved.

I absolutely adore Clare Charvill, she is the best and I am glad you, Graphic 45, have chosen her to be an Ambassador for your company!!! I have followed her on her blog and u tube videos and can't wait for her next project!!! I love Graphic 45 papers and hardly buy anything else, they are the best!! Thank you for all that you do and finding Clare Charvill.
Judy Chlupsa in Payson, Arizona

Clare's projects are amazing! Love the box!

I'm trying to look through the blog hop , but some of the pages don't work for me.

I've always admired Clare and LOVE making some of her many creations!

Wow- amazing projects!

I love Clare's work and have been following her for some time! Today's projects are stunning, as usual, and I love them all. I can't wait to see what projects her term as ambassador brings us!

I've been following Clare for years and love her work. I've watched her You Tube videos and she's amazingly talented. Would love to see more of the sports album included in her sports memories box.

Wonderful projects. Love the Good Ole Sport project.

As always Claire"s creations are beautiful. Claire and Graphic 45 paper collections are a perfect fit.

I first saw Clare,s work on Utube, when she was using Graphic 45. I have been a great fan of Graphic 45 and Clare and Anne Rostad and all the designers ever since. The videos produced by all have encouraged me in so many ways. Thank you G45.

Great projects. Clever and useful too. Congratulations on being an ambassador. Michelle t

Was just recently introduced to Graphic 45 product..I think I need a second job :)

Hi Clare, thanks for my first but definitely not my last.... We were with you over last weekend. Cannot get into sir stampalot ugh fully booked. I shall treasure my trinket box etc you certainly love the lovely papers and have converted us!!! See you soon Jeanne

I always pour a big cup of coffee and am glued to Clare's youtube channel when she has a new project! Great choice for a Graphic 45 Ambassador! Congrats Clare! Congratulations also to Graphic 45 on the Creative Spaces article! Happy Day!

Lovely projects, all of them, and the roses are awe-inspiring.

Claire Charvill's videos were instrumental in helping me navigate my way into the scrapbooking world. Following several of her free series of tutorials I learnt so much about constructing and designing a mini album, for example. And I believe it was through her creations that I found G45. So thank you, Ms Charvill, for your time, generosity, and guidance, as well as for the inspiration you continue to provide each and every week via your blog to papercrafting strangers like me!

Love all the projects and your products!

Clare you must come to California!! I can't get enough of your creativity! You made me love Graphic 45

Congrats on being in the
magazine! Can't wait to
see your area.
Wonderful projects today
and I love those flowers!
Carla from Utah

Gorgeous! LOVE the Tea Time project and the roses are divine! TFS~

love the sports box

Beautiful Projects. I do love them all. Specielly the tea boxes.

WOW ... three great projects and gift ideas as well! LOVE, those flowers... fabulous job !!

oh! She is perfect! Boxes are amazing!

As always such delights can always be found on Graphic 45!

OMG, Clare's projects are amazing. The vase of flowers is spectacular!

Love G 45. Can't wait to see the mag.

Welcome, Clare! Your projects are stunning!

Clare, your projects are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Gorgeous vase of flowers!! Clare's projects are always stunning.

Such creative use of Graphic 45 paper!

I love all of Clare's work. She is awesome.

I love all your projects!

I am lucky enough to get to see Clare when she is on tv with Create&Craft so see her demoing with the wonderful G45. We need more of it in the UK though!!
Clare's passion is obvious & almost tangible. I have tried so hard to achieve a mini album but just am not one to follow step by steps that Clare is so talented at doing. In awe.
The flowers are beautiful and the Good Ol Sport box project is amazing too. very clean, neat and precise! Tfs :))

I have been following Clare for a while and love her designs. I have made 2 of her albums and have one ready to start. Her designs are my style - Her directions are great and easy to follow - and that lovely British accent - I go around saying "bits and pieces" for days after I finish a project. So glad she is an ambassador for my favorite G45!

I have just spent a weekend craft retreat with Clare and what a fabulous weekend it was too. Clare is so talented and enthusiastic and the Graphic 45 papers a delight to work with - once you have sniffed and stroked them of course!! :) You are an inspiration Clare, thank you x

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