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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

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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


amazing projects, imagination at its best . Thanks for a chance to win x

It's so beautiful!!

Love Laura and her beautiful creations. Love all your collections.

Welcome back I love your style and I bookmarked your tutorial.

The paper line is beautiful and some of the altered projects above are amazing!

Welcome Laura and Lori!! Love your projects. I am not familiar with the Proper Gentlemen paper but would love to win it!!

I look at these projects and am amazed. The talent of the artists, combined with incredible product, is truly impressive. Thank you for providing this opportunity to peek into the work and minds of geniuses!

Have always liked Laura and Lori's projects. They so very creative.

Laura's projects are stunning! So many places for your eyes to travel and see all the wonderful details. Thanks for sharing.

Laura is so darn creative. I wish I had a tenth of her vision. I love all the wonderful projects that are shown here. Thank you for everything.

Amazing projects Laura and Lori thanks for all of your wonderful ideas you share with us.

Welcome back, Laura! I love her projects made even more special with Graphic 45!

Nice to see the same project in two different papers....shows how the papers enhance the story being told.

I don't remember seeing Laura's work, but I've just added her to my watch list. Unbelievable!

Love all the projects! And your designers are top notch!

Stunning projects. I can't fathom how you guys come up with such creative ideas! Just wishing for a teensy bit of your creativity!!!

So excited that Laura is back again as an Ambassador! Her designs are so extraordinary and can't wait to see what she creates next!! Lori's cards are amazing, thanks for the tutorial!!

so awesome I love graphic 45...That little cabinet was fabulous!!!

So thankful to Laura for her creations and introducing me to a wonderful paper crafting line...Graphic 45.

Wow, so many fabulous creations showcasing so many different G45 products. These are absolutely stunning. This is definitely what I would call a showcase!!

a proper Gentleman - so lovely 😊😊 where can I buy it???

She is right, she does think outside the box and in the best way. Wow what great items.

Every time I come to the Graphic 45 Blog I get so inspired. What a way to showcase so many amazing crafters!

Wonderful projects, I especially love the Typewriter. Welcome back to Laura and Lori.

I love Laura's projects and I must try to make a card following Lori's tutorial. Thanks for a chance to win a fabulous collection.

Everything about your paper lines is always so well thought out and the images and designs are stunning! Thanks for sharing your ambassadors' talents.

Oh the fun you can have with paper!!! Nothing better than Graphic 45 paper collections for all your art projects!

I would love to have a bash at the post box with the gentleman papers that sounds like heaven to me x x

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Laura is amazing. Sure would love to win the men's papers!!

non pas que je n'aime pas les autres ambassadeurs, entre autre Jim the G.C.
mais je dois avouer que je suis une très très grande fan de Laura D.
je suis enchantée de la retrouver ici cette année encore avec de nouveaux projets plus fous, plus extraordinaires, et plus inventifs que jamais!

You #inspire and I adore #graphic45

Laura is so awesomely talented. Her projects are the best!

Such gorgeous projects made with beautiful papers by lovely ladies. To win the Proper Gentleman paper would be so special. Thank you.

Laura is amazing! Beautiful projects!

What beautiful projects!

Laura Denison and Graphic 45 - a fantastic combination! You just cannot go wrong. Awesome projects, Laura!

What imagination and talent.

I still use my LD post box almost every day and it still looks great. Her projects don't go out of style - using G45 paper is the key.

Amazing projects and beautiful cards.

All the projects are stunning. I love the card and hope to make one soon!

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