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June 30, 2015

Introducing the Graphic 45 Ambassador: Laura Denison + a Bonus Tutorial

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We are so excited to welcome back Laura Denison to our team of Ambassadors! Laura has been with us for years and we are simply in love with her incredible designs. Laura has an unrivaled imagination and incredible brain for papercrafting and we just adore her. Also, today we have a great card tutorial from Lori Williams! It's going to be a great day here on the blog.


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Laura Denison

"From an early age, I thought outside the box. I have always followed my own path in my creative endeavors. I try to explore “what if…?” ever day.

I am honored to once again be an Ambassador for THE greatest product manufacturing company on the planet, Graphic 45. Their unique vision in the industry and the family behind it all makes them a standout. I began my journey with them in 2011 and I am humbled to be asked to continue  to share my love of the company and their products.

After a career in architecture, I was involved in the quilting and fabric industry of 10 years. In 2009, I discovered paper. …and fell in love with it’s unique properties. My passion is to create 3D projects from scratch. Give me a stack of chipboard and some gorgeous paper and my mind is off and running. Most of my projects also incorporate a unique and innovative mini album in some form or fashion.

Paper is lead my to places I never could have imagined I would go. I LOVE what I do and work to have that shine through in my work. I also LOVE to share what I do and teach others to step outside their comfort zone and create what they never thought possible." ~Laura

Keep up with Laura!

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Laura shared with us some of her Graphic 45 highlights! First is this Steampunk Debutante altered clock a mini album. Simply amazing!

LDD clock

LDD clock

LDD clock

 Then, Laura shares this gorgeous altered Typography typewriter! So many amazing details on this.

LDD Typewriter

This is a fabulous postal box using Kraft Reflections by the amazing Laura.


LDD mailbox

LDD mailbox


What a great vintage camera using Communique!

LDD movie camera

Talk about a beautiful cradle - this is made from Little Darlings and our Metal Staples!


LDD cradle 1

We are so glad Laura is an Ambassador again! Be sure to welcome her in the comments below.

 Next, Lori shares two beautiful cards using Artisan Style and Gilded Lily. There's a tutorial that goes with the Gilded Lily card. Just wonderful!

"I think fancy fold cards are such a great way to make a huge impact but they are actually very easy to create.  I’ve made a simple step by step tutorial that will show you how quick this step card is to make and I’ll help you make one in no time.    I’ve made two cards to show you different styles and looks that you could do with different collections.  The new Gilded Lily collection is so feminine and beautiful and yet I adore the traditional style of the Artisans Style.  Both are equally beautiful.  I’d love to see you take your favorite Graphic 45 collection and make your own step card." ~Lori

Step Card, Artisans Style, by Lori Williams, Product by Graphic45, photo 5

Step Card, Artisans Style, by Lori Williams, Product by Graphic45, photo 5

Step Card, Artisans Style, by Lori Williams, Product by Graphic45, photo 5

Step Card, Gilded Lily, by Lori Williams, Product by Graphic45, photo 1


Lori's Card Video Tutorial

Step Card, Gilded Lily, by Lori Williams, Product by Graphic45, photo 1

Step Card, Gilded Lily, by Lori Williams, Product by Graphic45, photo 1

Step Card, Gilded Lily, by Lori Williams, Product by Graphic45, photo 1

Supply List

Graphic 45 / Artisan Style Step Card
12 x 12 Artisans Style
Artisan Style
Natural Beauty
Creative Ideal
Artisan Style Journaling and Ephemera Cards
Artisan Style card stock stickers
Artisan Style Tags and Pockets
Artisan Style Tags chipboard 2
Artisan Style Stamp 1
Other Supplies: Spellbinders/Card Creator Labels 1
Xacto Tool, Self Healing Mat and Score Board
Prima Flowers
Petaloo Flowers
Martha Stewart Punch
Black Card Stock
Dries Clear Glue
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Zip Dries Glue
Foam Tape
Gilded Lily Step Card
12 x 12 Gilded Lily Paper
Tres Chic
Her majesty
8 x 8 Gilded Lily Paper
Crème de la Crème
Golden Age
Gilded Lily
Lavish Lifestyle
Gilded Lily Chipboard 1
Other Products Used: Dries Clear Glue
Cream Card Stock
Pearl Swirls
Rhinestone Button
May Arts Ribbon
Foam Tape
Vintage Photo Distress Ink

Who wants to win a $40 prize pack of A Proper Gentleman? Enter to win below by commenting here on the blog or on Facebook!

A Proper Gentleman $40 Prize Pack - 2 (1)

Thanks for joining us today, G45ers! Have a creative day!


Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here


Golly...all the latest projects are FABULOUS! x

Awesome projects!

Neat card, Lori! I really like the step card with Graphic 45!

Fabulous paper and prize pack!!! Love G45!

Who doesn't enjoy a gentleman?! Beautiful paper from Graphic 45 as usual! Thanks!

Haven't seen this paper before. Wow. Love it

Love all the projects! Thanks G45 for the chance to win!

Love all of graphic 45 papers and projects. Would live to win!



A Proper Gentleman is one of my favorite collections.

These projects are gorgeous! Laura Denison is a genius with her papercrafting!

Nice to see the richer, deeper, more masculine colors and design of A Proper Gentleman! And I'm enjoying seeing the work of the Graphic 45 Ambassadors!

wow wow and one more time wow!

What fun, creative ideas! I love them all!

Laura Denison is fabulous! I'd love to win A Proper Gentleman. It's one of the collections that was out before I discovered Graphic 45 and I've never gotten a hold of it.

So honored to be back again. Fun to see all these older projects from years ago! Thank you Graphic 45! I love you guys!

Laura's projects are simply stunning. She is so creative...I love them all!

Laura - you are the one outstanding papercrafter who got me addicted to mini albums so many years ago. Mine don't turn out as well as yours, but I sure have fun trying and Graphic 45 papers sure help dress them up! Thanks for all of the inspiration!

My DH is a proper gentleman, so I really need to win that collection. Oh, and these projects are da bomb!

I was introduced to paper crafting with Clare Charvill and continue with the unique creations of Gentleman Jim and the always amazing Laura Denison. G45 not only has fabulous paper collections but the very best designers in the industry. Thank you.

Wow Stunning.

Awesome projects! G45 is the best paper in the industry with great ambassadors. Thank you for the chance to win!

These projects are beyond amazing!!!

Love the typewriter. Glad to see cards featured again.
thanks for sharing.

Laura Denison has some amazing stuff here!

Love all your projects!!!!

OMG! Just love this "out of the box" altered art! Stunning!

Beautiful work Laura. All so stunning!

So good to see Laura back. I love her works. And I also love the change to win this fabulous prize pack.

Love Laura and her projects, TFS!!

Love the step cards! Can't wait to try one.

I love the graphic 45 items, where can I find them in the stores?

Laura's projects are always so interesting and creative...glad she's back for another year. Loved seeing these 2 lovely cards. I always pick up new ideas by seeing the work of other artists. Thanks!

Love her projects. They really are outside the box.

laura is phenomenal...super inspiring!

Wow... All the projects are beautiful.. no wonder why she still as AMBASSADOR! she is unique! .. Also I love the Cards Lori made.. Thanks for sharing!

LAURA IS THE BEST!!!! She does amazing thingswith paper!

Beautiful projects.

Simply amazing projects

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