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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


A Proper Gentleman is the perfect collection to showcase our memories of all the men in our life. Love it!

Awesome projects! Loving the Proper Gentlemen paper collection!!!!

Stunning projets. You have a magnificent team. I loooovvvveeeee so much g45.

Beautiful projects! So creative and detailed

Love all these projects, amazing work!! Thanks for sharing your creative and inspirational art!!

These papers would be perfect for making cards for men which I always struggle with.

Amazing projects! The G45 Ambassadors are fabulous as usual. Thank you for all of the wonderful inspiration.

So happy Laura will still be sharing her beautiful projects with us - and love this outstanding paper line.

These projects are outstanding! Take papercrafting to a whole new level.

It's really great to find such wonderful masculine papers! It helps so much with creating for the men in our lives.

Her projects are beautiful...I am going to try my hand at re-creating the clock...thank you so much for sharing these inspirations...would love to win to use the paper in the clock! :)

all the projects are always so awesome. Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful paper.

Love it all!

Love G45. Look forward to a new post to see all the beautiful ideas. Would live to win the paper pak.

LOVE the new Gilded Lily paper collection and how Lori used it in her step card! Thank you for a chance to win the giveaway!

Wonderful projects by Laura, loved seeing them again. She's absolutely amazing. Thanks for the opportunity to win a great G45 prize pack

Welcome back Laura. I always enjoy seeing your projects, you have so much talent.Is the Gentleman paper new? Love it for masculine projects.
Happy crafting, Linda ;0)

Man, I'm on "blog overload" here. Wonderfully creative projects and such talent by everyone. Laura D is The Best ambassador for Graphic 45 ever!

I'm a big fan of Laura she's the biggest artist!!!! I lvoe her projects!

Congratulations to both of these ladies - I'll look forward to their projects as Graphic 45 ambassadors!

Gorgeous creations from Laura and Lori. Thanks for the chance to win such an amazing prize, it is one of my favourite paper collections ever.

Graphic 45 is faiRly new to me. I have been cramming as much as I can into my brain all weekend. Gotta see it all!

Really love this collection. Great for mini albums for our guy friends. Keep these great collections coming. I need it all.

These G45 designers are the best!!!!!

I've been follow Laura for a long time. She is one very creative person so if you add her and Graphic 45 together you definitely have winners.

amazing projects. i love them all

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