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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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Out of this world amazing! Will definitely gaining some inspiration from this talented artist!

What an incredible artist and wonderful addition to the design team.

Wow! Would love to win that prize package. This Halloween line looks very interesting.

And could we get your new designer to do a tutorial (even for sale) on the fabulous box and all its drawers and minis. I would love to do something similar but wouldn't know where to start. What talent!


What fantastic projects..so much imagination in using the beautiful collections.

Welcome, Yumi! These are some of the most amazing projects I've ever seen! The aquarium mini album is one of my all-time favorites!

I think that Yumi's drawer furnishing project is the MOST amazing creation I have ever seen! Would be over the moon if she provided a tutorial for it!!! I am going to have to head to my craft room to see how close I can get to creating one of these without the tutorial because I am dying to try this out!!!! TFS!

OH MY DAYS, amazing dimensional pieces... The Couture collection 'construction work' is utter craftsmanship!! Wow!! :)

Jut can't find the words to describe these gorgeous projects. Welcome aboard Yumi! Looking forward to lots more awesome projects!

Amazing projects - what talent and creativity! Would love to win the Eerie Tale collection to try some out-of-the-box ideas.

Wow!!! Beautiful, artful projects! Can't wait to see more of Yumi's work.

These creations exhibit a kind of clockwork intricacy that makes one struggle for words that sufficiently express one's admiration. What a fantastic designer Yumi Muraeda is, and how fortunate I feel to get to see her conjure up skilled magic from G45 products for at least a year!

Just fantastic Projects. I love them all and the one with "Couture" Collection is just incredible. Love.

So very beautiful!!

Amazing and beautiful mini albums!

Very clever. Love the pop up windows. So many ideas!!!

Yumi's creations are some of the most inspiring projects I've seen!

Holy cow! Yumi is amazing. I love your blog and all the inspiration it provides.

This are just beautiful projects! Will be following on you tube. Also, would love to win this amazing package. Thanks for opportunity.Bobbie

all I can say is WOW! those projects are incredible. as for eerie tale, LOVE it would LOVE to win it. thanks for the opportunity.

WOW! Wonderfully creative projects...I can't wait to see MORE!

So glad Yumi made it to the team, her art is delicious. Thanks G45 for a chance to win the super cool "Eerie Tales" collection. It will surely be fun to work with.

What amazing projects, love them all, so much detail.

The couture box is one of the most amazing things I've seen in a long time. Stunning!

Well I'm at a loss to choose a fav... they are all fantabulous and I am going to make all 3!

Breathtaking!! And humbling! I have so much to learn!! Thank you all for sharing your remarkable talent!! And thanks G45 for the chance to win!!

Amazing artwork!! My NEW FAVORITE paper artist !!

Wow, Yumi, your designs are exquisite!

Amazing and unique projects..so beautiful!!

Wow! what amazing talent you are. loved all the projects. would love to win the collection.

Love the Couture project. Very creative!

Amazing genius layouts. So beautiful.

W O W !!!!!

Love all the hidden surprises in these projects! Can't wait to see more.

Love your work. Very inspiring glad you are here

Absolutely wonderful! Yumi's designs are brilliant and her By the Sea tutorial was very well done. I liked the way she showed her process of laying everything out to decide what went where. Very helpful!

Amazing projects!!! Great give away!!!!!!!!!

what incredible projects, yumi! i LOVe everything... looking forward to more inspiring creations from you :)

All I can say is Wow! Yumi is such a talented lady! I know I would have never thought of how to make the aquarium.
Just beautiful!

Welcome Yumi!!!! Your design is AMAZING!!! Can't wait to see more of your creations! Graphics 45 has made an excellent choice yet again with your addition to the design team. Also LOVING this give-away! An Eerie Tale is a great collection even any time of year!

All I can say is WOW!!! What a extremely talented lady-I love everything here-can't wait for to see more of Yumi's work.

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