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June 23, 2014

The Dynamic Art of Yumi Muraeda


 Welcome to another week on the G45 blog! This week we will be introducing our final Design Team member, and tomorrow you'll get to meet the new Graphic 45 Ambassadors! How much fun this will be. Today, we get to know the intricate and masterful work of Yumi Muraeda. Yumi is a wonderful designer and we are incredibly excited to have her on our team. We will be sharing three jaw-dropping creations today on the blog. Her dimensional projects are full of details to discover. You will leave the blog excited for another week of creativity!

Before we meet the talented Yumi, how about another blog contest? This week we are giving to one lucky winner this An Eerie Tale gift pack! Hours of fun can be had with these winnings. All you have to do is comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page. Fun, fun, fun!


We now introduce the incredible Yumi Muraeda!


"In 1980 I came to Los Angeles from Kyoto Japan as a Package Designer.

While I was there I studied and became fluent in the English language.

I worked for Gould AND Associates in Los Angeles  as a Package designer/illustrator, production artist.

PLAY JOYS inc.,Lomita toy company as a designer,

After this I established my own company as a freelancer.

My last job in US is Landmark Entertainment as a designer for SANRIO Theme Park.

I transferred back to Tokyo in 1993 .

I became a Mother and wife and continued to expand my art.

I have a daughter who is a 21year old and a gentle husband.

Two years ago I started doing scrap booking and became a Creative Professional at CHA last year.

I attended the Show in Las Vegas 2013, and the inspiration was fantastic.

I was able to attend the Graphic 45 Workshop and was very inspired. In an instant I was captivated and the encounter brought my hopes and dreams to life.

For me the figure was in sight.

Born in the U.S.A. about Roaring 20’s and 30’s. With the greatest fashion, beaded dresses, straight bob hair, cigarette holders, sipping cocktails in an elegant Bar dancing the Charleston . Such an American icon!  And liberated woman…"

Yumi Muraeda's Blog

This By the Sea tag mini album is so much more! It is Yumi's very own aquarium that opens in the most clever of ways! You will love each and every detail of this wonderful project.

"I wanted to have made the stamp on the acrylic board and to make the image of aquarium."




Yumi's By the Sea mini album Video





Wow! This opens up so amazingly to reveal pictures, more hidden images, fun ocean creatures, and more!




Download Aquarium By The Sea PDF Tutorial Yumi

Supply List

Graphic 45 BY THE SEA 8”x8”paper pad
Two Regular Ivory Tag Album
Graphic 45 BY THE SEA Cling Stamp1
By the Sea Cling Stamp 2
By the Sea Cling Stamp 3
Acrylic Board 6”x6”
Wonder tape,
Glossy Accents
Staz-On 0paque Abyssal Blue
Distress Ink frayed burlap
ARCHIVAL INK jet black
Distress Marker

We know our G45ers love the beautiful Secret Garden. Yumi makes it come alive with her gorgeous use of the cardstock flowers, paper cut-outs and beautiful dimension. What a stunning album!


"Was thrilled to participate in the workshop of CHA G45 of last summer

I wanted to make new ones using the pocket idea, I made this last August."



Yumi's Secret Garden Stand Album Video











Each page is a work of art!




Supply List

Secret Garden 12’ parper
Secret Garden
Seed fairy
Sun Kissed
Pretty Primrose
Meadow Lark
Posy Patch
Coming Up Roses
April Showers
May Flowers
Secret Garden 8’pad
Secret Garden Chipboard Tag1
Secret Garden Card stock Banners
Secret Garden Card stock Flowers
Secret Garden Card stock Tag and Pockets
Ornate Metal Keys small
White Chipboard 12’x12’
Magnet Diameter1/4
Magnolia Dooh-Out13 Tilda Envelope Edge

This is such an incredibly inspired and executed project using Couture. This opens in the most amazing ways, with albums, and secret compartments hid throughout. Wow!

"I would like to make in the paper to see the drawer furnishings The Getty Center in LA. In addition, to make a lot of drawer, put a mini album in it."











Love the amazing ways this project unfolds!



Supply List


Couture 12’ pad                    x1
Couture 8’ pad                      x1
Couture 6’ pad                      x1
Couture Cardstock Flowers  x1
Couture Cardstock Banners x1
Metal Butterflies 2’                x4
Metal Door Pulls 2’                x4
Small Matchbook Box   x4
Washi Tape Sets                   x1
Black Chipboard 12’x12        x8
Zutter Antique Brass 3/8’       x1
Line Stone 1/8’                      x36
idea-ology Mirrored               x1
idea-ology Coners                x8
Distress Paint Antiqued Bronze
Distress Paint Brushed Pewter
Distress Paint Tarnished Brass
Sizzix Movers and Shapers Mini Hearts set
Ribbon Black and Pink

Wow, what a day full of incredible projects! Yumi is a wonderful designer and we are so excited to see what she will create next. What project above did you love? Don't you love the dimension and hidden treasures in her projects? Please welcome the talented Yumi in the comments below, and join us tomorrow to meet our Graphic 45 Ambassadors!

Your Pals in Paper,

Graphic 45


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all three of these projects are stunning! The Couture box with all the drawers is my favorite. Beautiful, Yumi!

Absolutely stunning! I'm just more and more inspired all the time. Thank you so much for sharing!

wow what an amazing projects. love them all. just need more time and money

Spectacular projects! Looking forward to seeing more of Yumi's projects; she is an amazing artist!

Amazing and stunning projects! Thanks for a great giveaway!

Amazing projects!!

I am amazed :-D Beautiful works :-D

Beautiful creations! Absolutely over the top!! WOW!!

Wow, what awesome projects. The box with the drawers is amazing. Thank you so much for a chance to win. Michelle t

Gorgeous projects. I would love the prize.

Welcome Yumi. Your work is incredible! Love the aquarium.

Another fabulous crafter...thank you! The projects shared are just awesome.

Great projects. Terrific giveaway. Love the collection eerie tales. Thanks for allowing everyone to participate.

Wow, what awesome projects.

Wow, Yumi is so talented. I am in awe - some of these projects are so unique!

These pieces are amazing! I am absolutely fascinated by them and want to play with them. LOL Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win An Eerie Tale.

Wow! I don't think there's enough OOOOH's and Aahhhh's to give these wonderful projects! Wow! So much detail and unique surprises! Thank you so much for sharing! Great video!

Amazing projects!

Welcome Yumi! You are a masterful designer and I hope you will post more tutorials so I can learn from you. These are all exquisite!

Yumi's work is amazing. What beautiful work with such beautiful paper. I love the "By the Sea" collection and her mini album is magnificent. Thank you so much for sharing her talent with all of us.

Wonderful pieces!

Wow Yumi!! Amazing, just wonderful projects!!! As we say in Spanish "impresionante" thank you so much for sharing!

Great projects. Can't wait for the new paper to come out. would be awesome to win!

WOW I am in love with Yumi's work. She will be a great asset to the G45 team. And I would really enjoy to win this give a way.

Wonderful projects! What an amazing prize pack this week! Thanks for the chance to win.

WoW! Yumi's creations are drop dead gorgeous! Just love all the details she adds to her projects.

Yumi, your ideas are incredible! Can't wait to make some of your projects. Graphic 45, you're always awesome!

Wow wow wow, absolutely beautiful projects, sure to inspire us crafters, one and all!!!

Yumi you are an incredible artist. I am in awe of the depths of your imagination. Thank you so much for sharing your designs. I


Espectacular!!!! It´s incredible!!!! i´m Cris from Argentina, and want to participate!

Amazing! There are no words for Yumi's work! Such ingenuity and talent. I am really looking forward to seeing what she will create this coming year!

Wow, what inspiring projects. Absolutely beautiful!
Love the new Halloween line, what a great prize to be able to win!!

Best. Paper. Ever!

Lovely work.

Incredibly beautiful projects. Loved the pop-up mini aquarium...going to try and make something like it myself. Thank-you so much.

Yumi is super talented. I love her By the Sea Aquarium album. Thanks for the tutorial to make my own. Can't wait to see what else she comes up with throughout the year.

Such wonderful workshop videos for beautiful projects. Thanks


Just love the aquarium.

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