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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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Yet another great talent joining the G 45 team. simply amazing work!

Wow, so many talented people making such stunning creations with the best paper there is, would love to win to have a chance at making something this good.

Шикарные работы!!!
И классная коллекция!!Очень хотелось бы выиграть))

Fantastic projects. Love Graphic 45.

Oh My Word!!! Yumi's work is awesome brilliant! I'm so excited to see what she has in store for all of us this year. Thank you for the tutorial...it was fascinating to watch her create this masterpiece.

Welcome to another great team member! I'd love to win that paper.

I would love to WIN 'An Eerie Tale' goodies, this collection looks magnificent. My absolutely favourite was Halloween in Wonderland, sadly discontinues, but I absolutely loved it, and An Eerie Tale is my new absolute favourite !!
Welcome, Welcome, Welcome, to Yumi, such a vast array of beautiful projects and inspiration. I wish I had the time and the money to attempt these fabulous projects.

WAUW this is sooooooooooo amazing work, and her ideas are totally outstanding. I absolutely love love love what you´re sharing here today. You´re such a talented lady

Everything is so beautiful.

Wonderful creations. The prize package would be great to win.

Wow Yumi you are a very talented lady. Just LOVE your stunning work. Looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful work over the coming months. The Couture piece is awesome. Xx

Again, such awesome projects. Very talented and creative.

These are so neat! I love them all, but I think I like the aquarium best. Love all the fold outs and secret little pockets.
Great job! Love Graphics 45

Amazing pieces Yumi... I do badly want to peek in all those drawers ing Couture piece SO BEAUTIFUL!!

Mrs. Muraeda is one incredibly talented lady. I am just blown away by her work!

Great new ideas. Welcome Yumi, looking forward to more inspiration.

Stunning projects, I would love to have just a small amount of Yumi's talent!!

You turn papercrafting into serious art works.

Wow amazing art - Yumi must have infinite patience. I couldn't sit still long enough to make anything so detailed!

Yumi you are a superheros of paper, this project are amazing, you have an incredible talent, i can't stop watch this and i choose....the Couture box because i love Paris and the fashion, fantastic!

beautiful creations- thank you Yumi

I am blown away! What an unending discovering going through the 2 projects with hidden little corners and such. What a great edition to G45's family.

Absolutely lovely, such imagination

How many ideas can you get from this? Absolutely beautiful!

Amazing projects! So much creativity!


What an amazing panoramic project by Yumi. Wonderful stuff.

Nice works!

Thanks for sharing Yumi's art with us. Such a talented lady!

Oh how fabulous....how very clever you are. Thank you for showing your wonderful creations x

Incredibly beautiful projects

My mind is boggled! What incredible talent. thank you for sharing the work of Yumi!

Three AMAZING projects! I am always fascinated by how the artist works. The By the Sea project took my breath away.

Beautiful creations and beautiful paper.

Yuni's work is fabulous. The best yet. So much talent and the projects are stunning. I'm blown away.


I just love these creations! So many wonderful things to do with Graphic 45! Prize package would be terrific to win!

WOW! Those projects are so gorgeous. She's very creative. Thanks for sharing,

All of her projects are fab! Maybe someday I can come close to doing work like yumi. In love w ith your new errie tail collection, what fabulous papers to win!

Would love to have this new paper for an upcoming class!!!

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