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July 21, 2014

Take the Graphic 45 Color Challenge!

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We have a very exciting week here on the Graphic 45 blog. We are sharing our Graphic 45 Color Challenge! One of the first assignments we gave our Design Team was to take the light and dark colors of our Core'dinations Cardstock and choose three colors to make a beautiful creation.  And this talented Design Team more than delivered amazing creations! Have you ever started a project with a set of colors? It's a great challenge if your crafting mojo is running low. Maybe we'll inspire you to try it yourself this week! Today, we have three projects from the amazing Katie Zoey Ho, Ginger Ropp, and Yumi Muraeda. Enjoy the Color Challenge from Graphic 45!

Before we begin our Color Challenge, who wants to win some Place in Time this week? Just comment here on the blog or on Facebook to win. We will announce the winner on the blog on Friday. Have fun!

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We also need to announce our last four winners of our Sneak Peek Win It Before You Can Buy It giveaways! Our randomly chosen winners are...

From the Blog:

-Colleen E. Perkins: Graphic 45 YOU are Beyond SPECTACULAR!!! I anxiously await every new collection as your papers and embellishments and whole collections are the most beautiful my eyes ever see! I am already planning my projects with all these collections so when will they be available!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for giving us the ability to make such beautiful treasures with all your gorgeous collections!!!!

-Wendy Hill: Love that you brought back Times Nouveau, I guess I can use some that I've been hoarding. Love these line and the new additions.

From Facebook:

-Donna Yother Drennen: Its great to see the rereleases! Thanks!

-Carla Victor-rawson: Now this is perfection! I love all your paper! Would love to win this: I'm Graphic 45 addicted!!!!

Congratulations, winners! Please email [email protected] to claim your prize. We had such a great week of Sneak Peeks, thanks for joining us!

Now, let's get to the Color Challenge! Here are the Core'Dinations Cardstock colors the Design Team chose from for their beautiful designs. If you want to take the challenge, choose three colors to inspire a design!

Light colors:


 Dark Colors:



First, we have a beautiful project from Katie using the three colors below: Photogenic, Tuscan Sunset, and Gala Gold. We are in love with how this turned out - it's amazing how you can start with color and end up with such beauty!


"I’ve found this non-functional weighing scale that I had previously bought at one of $2 thrift stores which is not working really well. Sometimes, things that are bought too cheaply has a tendency to just dump it away when it's malfunction. Well, I opt to alter it, transforming this little weighing scale to something I can keep some of my favorite French Country recipes..." ~Katie

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Supply List

Malfunction Weighing Scale
French Country 8” X 8” Papers (Grandeur, Rendezvous, Deja Vu)
French Country 6” x 6” Patterns & Solids
French Country Chipboard 1
French Country Chipboard 2
French Country Stickers & Alphabet Stickers
French Country Cling Stamp 3
Graphic 45 Staples (Antique Metal Door Pull & Stamped Metal Brads)
Jute Twine
Black & Gold Paint
Packaging Cardboards
Prima Mulberry Autumn Leaves
⅛” Black Eyelets
Gold Foil Trims (own stash)
Kraft Papers/Cardstocks
Your Favorite French Country Recipes


Next, we have a card from the amazing Ginger. The three colors above are the colors she chose for this wonderful card: Dark Cashmere, Precious Pink, and Robin's Egg. She uses our Come Away with Me collection to create a brilliant card! Love these colors. Just imagine getting this wonderful card in the mail!



Supply List

Come Away With Me 12x12 Globetrotter
Come Away With Me 12x12 Look Out World
Come Away With Me 12x12 Cosmopolitan
Stampin Up Cardstock Early Espresso
May Arts Pink Twine
Mulberry Paper Flowers
Handmade stick pin
Martha Stewart Leaf Punch
My Creative Time Doily Die
Ranger Distress Ink Frayed Burlap
Dimensional Foam Tape


To close out this blog, we share the most magical An Eerie Tale Altered 8x8 Matchbook Box and Mini Album using our Tag Album Staples. Yumi uses the three colors above to create a truly amazing project: Photogenic, Bordeaux, and Sweet Apricot. She even provides a Snapguide to try it yourself!


Check out How to Graphic 45 an Eerie Tale Story Book/Mini Album by Yumi Muraeda on Snapguide.  

Visit Yumi's Snapguide Tutorial












Download An Eerie Tale Story Book - Mini Album

Supply List

Metal Door Pulls Antique Brass
Ornate Metal Key Holes Antique Brass
Metal Brads
Tag Albums Large
Altered Art Matchbook Box 8’
An Eerie Tale 8’ pad
An Eerie Tale 12’ pad
An Eerie Tale Chipboard Tag
An Eerie Tale Cardstock Flowers
An Eerie Tale Cardstock Stickers
Black chipboard 12x12’

We are so excited about our Color Challenge. What a great kickoff to this fun week. We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoy seeing these fantastic projects. Maybe you'll even try our Color Challenge yourselves. Many thanks to Katie, Ginger, and Yumi. Don't forget to comment today to win a Place in Time prize pack!

Happy Monday,

Graphic 45

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Wonderful Projects!!

These creations are amazing! Thanks for all of the inspiration!

All the projects in the color challenge are really beautiful. I really enjoyed the matchbook box and mini albums in the an eerie tale paper collection. Great job DT

Yumis work is amazing. I love the way she layers all of her work, fussy cuts and makes everything so dimensional. I want to create like her someday. I'm practicing!

These projects are so clever and beautiful!

Great projects everyone!

Such beautiful paper almost guarantees a wonderful finished piece. I love using Graphic 45 for that very reason - it gives me such joy to see the completed projects!

Amazing creations. Beautiful job with all the cut-outs & layering. Thanks for the inspiration....

Loved the projects.

I have been thinking about what I would make with an Eerie Tale. Yumi's project is perfect, thank you for making the tutorial.... I cannt wait to make this project!

All of these projects turned out beautifully! My favorite one is the one by Yumi. So imaginative!

Wonderful projects today! Thanks for the inspiration!

Great projects using great lines of paper.

Love everything! Can't wait to see the rest! <3

Love all the projects today. Y'all really have a great DT this year. WOW!!! Would love to win the "Place In Time" collection. Thanks and good luck to everyone.

3 very creative projects. love the color and paper choices, especially the Eerie Tale Matchbox. Beautiful!!!

please tell Yumi, thanks so much foe the tutorial :)

Wow! They are all amazing!

Oh, color challenges are so much fun! Hope I can find time to play along!

It's a toss up for me. I love Yumi's choices for An Eerie Tale, but I am also in love with Ginger's choices that she used in "Come Away With Me."

Love the color challenge idea...and these projects are so wonderful. I would love to win the Place in Time giveaway. Thanks. :)

Stunning art!!!

Absolutely stunning projects. Cheers.

such amazing projects, they are awesome.

Would LOVE to ( ( ( WIN ) ) ) ;)
Today is my Birthday....What an AWESOME Present that would be!!! :)
Thanks for the chance to W I N !!! ;)

so talented!- I love the inspiration from your designers- Thank you

Always beautiful projects!

beautiful projects! love all things Graphic 45

neat projects! and I don't own any Graphic 45 card stock! that would be nice!

Love these gorgeous creations! The altered scale is now functional and gorgeous!! Love it!! TFS!

Beautiful mini album! Love the colours!

Love everything G45 - these projects are all amazing! I would love to win a prize package 😜

Love these!

Such talented designers...all their projects are fabulous. Love the cardstock colors...french lilac and robin's egg are my two favorites.

Lovely projects!! Love the colors

What inspirations! I love, love, love the French County papers. Thanks for sharing and inspiring us today....Bobbie

Fabulous projects! Thank you fro the great inspiration, I can't wait to try something out!

I just finished a book box with three colors; yellow, blue, and green. I used Botanical Tea paper which has no yellow so I painted one of the birds yellow. After adding gold glitter it was amazing how I started to see the yellow in the flora and fauna images.

They rocked the color challenges! What a creative DT and wonderful product!

What fun! Thank you for the inspiration, and for the chance to win.

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