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July 25, 2014

Thanks for Joining Us for the Graphic 45 Color Challenge!


We have had such a fun week celebrating the possibility of the full spectrum of our signature series of G45 colors! We are going to leave you with some real inspiration for this last day of the G45 Color Challenge! Annette Green has a beautiful An Eerie Tale mini album and tutorial. Keri Sallee shares the most beautiful Steampunk Spells house with a Snapguide tutorial. Then, Lori Williams rounds out this week with a fantastic card using An Eerie Tale. What a fun Friday!

Who won our contest this week?? We know you all want to know! Our randomly chosen winner is....

-Shirley Babbit: Wow, wow, wow!!

Congratulations, Shirley! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Thanks to everyone who took part in this week's contest! Join us next week for another chance to win.


Thanks to everyone who joined us at the Sierra Pacific Trade Show! We had such a great time seeing our store owners and the other great companies in this fun industry. We had a fun class, Make n' Takes, and more. Here are some fun photos from the booth this past week in Salt Lake City, Utah!

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The lovely Charee and Aimee Filimoehala showing off Time to Celebrate.

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Our amazing Meggan Howell from our customer service team led the fun Make n' Takes at our booth! Also, isn't our newest G45er Gus a real cutie?






Thanks so much for joining us in Utah! What a fun week.

Now, it's time for the G45 Color Challenge! Here are the colors from our Signature Series of Core'dinations Cardstock. We asked our designers to choose three colors to inspire a project. As we've seen this week, the results have been outstanding! Try the G45 Color Challenge when inspiration just won't strike. 

Dark Core'dination Cardstock Signature Series Colors:



Light Core'dination Cardstock Signature Series Colors:

Annette chose Tuscan Sunset, Photogenic, and Antique Moss for her project.  We love this mini and the tutorial that goes with it!


"I love Halloween and can’t wait to start my Halloween projects with An Eerie Tale, however when I saw the beautiful floral page (Enchantment) and the patterns on the backside of some of the papers, I just had to make a pretty floral mini album right away. This little mini is quick, easy and unique with it’s many pockets and tags. I love that the paper is so versatile that it can be used for “anytime” projects in addition to Fall and Halloween. (Note: For those who watch the video, I apologize for the volume fluctuations. Be sure to adjust the volume slider to hear it best.)"~Annette



Annette's YouTube Tutorial






An Eerie Tale Enchantment

An Eerie Tale Abracadabra

An Eerie Tale Wicked Whimsey

An Eerie Tale Grand Illusion

Graphic 45 Staples Regular Tag Album

Signature Series Cardstock for Graphic 45:

Tuscan Sunset cardstock

Photogenic cardstock

Antique Moss cardstock

Pearl Blush cardstock

Hampton Art stamp sets: French Country 2 (ICO216) and Butterfly Specifics (ICO279)

Petalloo flowers, green & orange

⅝” wide cream ribbon, May Arts

Various ribbons, lace and black waxed twine

Corner rounder punch

Brown ink for edge-distressing

Black ink for stamping

Mercury Glass Stickles for shimmery highlights

Keri shows that it doesn't have to just be three colors - get inspired by four or five! She chose Bon Voyage, Tuscan Sunset, Dark Cashmere, and Photogenic for this amazing project!


"When we were asked to pick 3 colors from Graphic 45’s Core’dinations colors, I was immediately drawn to Bon Voyage, a yummy dark aqua/teal color. There were so many color combinations that would be amazing, so I decided to look through my G45 collections until that color YELLED out at me. And let me tell you….nothing shouted louder than Steampunk Spells. It is one of my all time favorite collections and I love the color combo of the aquas and oranges.

My inspiration colors are:

Bon Voyage

Tuscan Sunset

Dark Cashmere

Photogenic (Because you can’t do steampunk without brown and black, right?!)

My project was inspired by my love of upcycling things (and my slight tendency to be a little cheap! LOL) File folders are are readily available and so inexpensive, so they were a perfect thing for me to try to alter." ~Keri


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Keri's YouTube : How to Make a House from a File Folder

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Check out How to Make a Graphic 45 Steampunk Spooky House Album by Keri Sallee on Snapguide.  


Keri's Spooky House Snapguide Tutorial






Steampunk Spells 12x12 Paper Pad

Steampunk Spells Chipboard 1 

Steampunks Spells Chipboard 2

Steampunk Spells Alphabet Stickers

Steampunk Spells Stickers

Steampunk Spells Banners

Steampunk Spells Tags and Pockets

Steampunk Spells Flowers

Other Supplies:

Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Walnut Stain & Peacock Feathers

7Gypsies Antique Gold Hook

Aleene’s Tacky Glue

Paper Studio Pop Dots

Canvas Corp Jute

Manilla File Folder



Craft Knife

Paper Trimmer



Lori chose a rich color palette for her wonderful card: Photogenic, Bordeaux, and Antique Moss.



"I always love a challenge and this color combo sure was fun. I chose Photogenic, Bordeaux and Antique Moss which just happened to scream 'Please use Eerie Tale'. I adore the elegance of the Eerie Tale while it gives a hint of creepy, but that’s the magic of it, right? The pumpkin on the front has been fussy cut and gives an extra little pop. However, my favorite of the card is the picture of the beauty with the....well beast. My heart goes out to the beast more than anything revealing I’m really a child at heart and I love a good fairy tale just like any other girl." ~Lori


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Once upon an erie tale card-Lori Williams_edited-1

Once upon an erie tale card-Lori Williams_edited-1

Once upon an erie tale card-Lori Williams_edited-1

Supply List

Graphic 45 Eerie Tale 12 x 12 Paper Pad
You Betwitch Me
Captivating Characters
An Eerie Tale
Magic Spell
Wicked Whimsey
Other Products Used:
Core-dinations Signature Series black card stock “ Photogenic”
Core-dinations Signature Series purple card stock “ Boredeaux”
Core-dinations Signature Series green card stock “ Green Moss”
Spellbinders Flower, Doily, Lace Border and Leaf Die
Foam Tape
Sewing Machine
X-acto Tool


Thanks for joining us for this fun week of colorful creations! We hope you try the G45 Color Challenge and share it with us on our Facebook page. Have a prismatic weekend!


Basking in Happy Hues,


Graphic 45


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Love it all!!!

very awesome projects.

Congrats Shirley!

love the projects and thank you so much for the tutorials!

OOoo so many great Projects. Wish I was there. Thanking for sharing.

I really liked all these projects and the tutorials.

Its hard to choose which one to buy I want them all X

Always such wonderful projects - love them all.

Awesome creative projects. Always on the G45 blog!!

Always love your projects!

The new Eerie Tale has so many colorful opportunities to create with. Thanks for this week's inspiration.

I am going to hav eto try that mini tag album! I love all of these projects, but the tag one will be the first one I attempt!

Congrats Shirley! I have loved every single project that has been shown this week. Such great talents at Graphic45. Thanks so much for showing us how to make the projects for ourselves! All the colors have been just gorgeous!!

Gorgeous projects and beautiful pics from the show too.

Thanks for the colorful week.

C O N G R A T S to Shirley Babbit!!!
What a Fabulous Gift to ((( W I N )))

Would so LOVE to see a tutorial on the album the the lady is holding in the first pic, also a tutorial on the one in pic 5 looks like a hide-a-book...kinda.
Please, please, please do tutorial videos on these....with sugar on top!!!
"Happy Crafting"

Love everyone of these projects, great job! Congrats to Shirley for winning.

Today is one of my most favorite blog entries...so much to learn from your talented design team members! Love the 3 colors featured on that last card!!! That file folder haunted house is so cleverly designed and I really enjoyed seeing all the embellishments. Annette's tutorials always draw my attention. Love this little mini! Can't wait to make my own. Thanks so much for your daily postings!

Just fabulous projects.

love Annette's project using An Eerie Tale. Such a versatile paper line. The house is so much fun and I love the colors Lori used.

love everything!!

Congratulations Shirley!! Enjoy your goodies!
LOVE the photos from the Trade Show and the designers have created some gorgeous projects! So glad there are tutorials! TFS!

These colors are so vibrant. Beautiful combinations. Gorgeous.

Thanks for sharing a bit of the fun from the show and such a lovely collection of projects both from the show and today's artists. As the winner of this week's prize said "wow, wow, wow". She's right.

All fabulous projects! These people are so talented. TFS...Bobbie

Utah looks like it was wonderful, fun. Today the color challenge did it again - great stuff. I especially love the Eerie Tale card...what caught my eye? Those gorgeous purple flowers just made the card.

Awesome creations

Love these projects. Some of my favorite colors!

Great projects!

Todos los trabajos son impresionantes!!! con unos tutoriales maravillosos

Wonderful tutorials of the mini albums. There one of my favorite things to create.

LOve the projects and the black, green and purple was awesome. love those colors together.

Congratulations to Shirley, and these projects here today are 'awesome'

I love this blog! I always leave with such inspiration!

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