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February 02, 2016

Create with Communique!

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Today we are celebrating one of our newest Deluxe Collector's Editions Communique that is shipping out this month and should be in stores by March! We have two incredible projects. One is by the amazing Jim, the Gentleman Crafter. The second project is by our Special Projects Designer Gloria Stengel! Two great ideas from two talented designers - we are in for a treat!

First, we have this amazing telephone booth that Jim, the Gentleman Crafter made from scratch. He's so amazing at building incredible projects, and this is no exception!

"This British icon uses Graphic 45’s Communique Paper collection.  The Addresser sits attractively on your desk and has a place to hold an address book, stamps, paperclips and more…" ~Jim, the Gentleman Crafter

An incredible handmade telephone booth with Communique by Jim, the Gentleman Crafter with hidden surprises inside! #graphic45


An incredible handmade telephone booth with Communique by Jim, the Gentleman Crafter with hidden surprises inside! #graphic45


An incredible handmade telephone booth with Communique by Jim, the Gentleman Crafter with hidden surprises inside! #graphic45


An incredible handmade telephone booth with Communique by Jim, the Gentleman Crafter with hidden surprises inside! #graphic45


An incredible handmade telephone booth with Communique by Jim, the Gentleman Crafter with hidden surprises inside! #graphic45


An incredible handmade telephone booth with Communique by Jim, the Gentleman Crafter with hidden surprises inside! #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45 Communique Deluxe Collector’s Edition Paper
Graphic 45 Antique Metal Door Pull
Hitch Fastener
Heavy Weight Black Chipboard

Now, we have a gorgeous card from one of the greatest cardmakers around - Gloria Stengel! Take it away, Gloria:

"My all-time favorite Graphic 45 collection is Communique! You can imagine my joy when they decided to release a Deluxe Collection of this set of papers! Communique was the very first Graphic 45 collection that I purchased, way back in (dare I say) 2008 or 2009. It was the collection that inspired me to try out for the design team in 2010! Communique has everything I love: a black and red color scheme, typewriters, pens, vintage images, vintage postcards and handwriting, typography, and more! I have always felt that Graphic 45 created this collection specifically for me! I created an 8" x 8" desk-top home decor "card," making it both a card and a gift! This card is suitable for framing or standing on a desk or shelf. I loved this project so much that I had trouble putting it in a box and mailing it off to the office for display at CHA!

I created some "rusty" embellishments with my own custom mix embossing powder and chipboard shapes. I was happy to find some number brads in my stash to create "45." I also discovered a faux clay postage cancelation embellishment with "Anaheim" stamped onto it! Perfect for a project on it's way to the Anaheim CHA show!" ~Gloria

Beautiful Communique card by Gloria Stengel. What glorious layers! #graphic45


Beautiful Communique card by Gloria Stengel. What glorious layers! #graphic45


Beautiful Communique card by Gloria Stengel. What glorious layers! #graphic45


Beautiful Communique card by Gloria Stengel. What glorious layers! #graphic45


Beautiful Communique card by Gloria Stengel. What glorious layers! #graphic45


Beautiful Communique card by Gloria Stengel. What glorious layers! #graphic45


Beautiful Communique card by Gloria Stengel. What glorious layers! #graphic45


Beautiful Communique card by Gloria Stengel. What glorious layers! #graphic45


Beautiful Communique card by Gloria Stengel. What glorious layers! #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45:
Communique 12x12 paper: Pen in Hand, Society Page, Classy Correspondence, Typography, On the Dot, Postage, Party Line, Telegram
Ornate Metal Keys
Metal Brads
Artistic Trading Tags - black
Other:
Chipboard elements: Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts small photo reel, steampunk light bulb shape set, steampunk shape set, Parisian shape set
Cardstock: WorldWin Papers Black
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Ink: Top Boss Watermark, Ranger Distress Vintage Photo, VersaFine Onyx Black
Embossing powder: Tim Holtz Distress Black Soot, Vintage Photo; Stampendous Aged Bronze; Enchanted Cottage Malachite; Hampton Art various metallic
Metal embellishments: Creative Impressions brads; Tim Holtz game spinners, clock, number brads, clips, hinge fasteners, book plate
Die cut words: Papertrey Ink
Punches: Stampin' Up 3/4", 1 1/2" circles, Fiskars border punch, Creative Memories corner rounder
Stamps: Verve Framed Lilies
Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG tape and foam tape, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D foam squares, Scor-tape, Ranger Glossy Accents, hot glue

The fun doesn't end here! We are also giving away a $40 prize pack of A Proper Gentleman this week here on the blog. All you have to do is comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to enter the contest. We will announce a winner here on the blog on Friday, February 5. Have fun and enter today!

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We are so glad you joined us for the Communique fun today! Have a fabulous Tuesday, G45ers!

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

 

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

Comments

I always love to see Jim, the Gentleman Crafter's projects. He comes up with fabulous ideas and this may be my favorite. Great job, Jim!

Oh so very creative and fun! Rush this collection to my craft room please!

This is a beautiful collection. Would make a great Father's Day project.

That phonebox is something else! Gorgeous! As are the other projects.

Beautiful projects, and what a great collection!

LOVE these!!!!

What a handsome phone booth and card!

I'd love to try this collection out:) Your papers are fabulous... I'm just beginning my scrapbooking adventure and hope to create such beauties as DT's guys one day:)

Love this collection and both designers have used it in such unique ways. Love them both. I would love to add A Proper Gentleman to my collection, thanks for the chance to win it!

LOVELOVELOVE Jim's breathtaking creation! This would make paying bills a little bit easier!!! TFS!

I love Jim's very creative phone booth and Gloria's card. Great job to both!

Great projects! Love Communique!

For once, just this once i am totally speechless .
Fully in awe of both crafters
Elaine

Jim's telephone booth is wonderful and Gloria's card is beautiful - love everything they create! Thanks for sharing your amazing talents! Love A Proper Gentleman since I have 3 men in my life...the papers are perfect for anything masculine.

These are really wonderful and elaborate projects!! Love them both! And I do love your new Communique paper. It's just gorgeous ...

Jim Hankins never ever ceases to amaze me. And Gloria's card is more a work of art than card. What a great pair of artists. And I cannot wait to get my hands on Communique

Great projects and paper collection!!

Jim is an amazing talented papaer crafter. Love his work.

I simply adore his work. All of his pieces are a work of art!

This is what i call a perfect job! Looove g45!!!

Jim. as always, just blows me away! What a great, creative mind at work.
Love the card too. Will have to invest in the collections. Would like to be throw a freebie for a collection that was before my time.

Amazing projects! I love this collection!

As always, G45, Gloria Stengel and Jim Hankins don't disappoint! Thank you G45 for bringing back some of your vintage paper lines. Once a classic, always a classic!

I always look forward to The Gentleman Crafter from Down Under. He creates the most amazing projects! I love the Communique collection! It will work well with my Steampunk projects :)

Two amazing projects by very talented artists!

Amazing phone
booth and the
card is beautiful!
Carla from Utah

The men in my life would so love to receive cards made from this week's prize package...smiles all around. Love the images on this vintage paper collection!

Love all things Graphic 45. Jim's phone booth is awesome. Gloria's card has inspired me to add the Communique Delixe Collector's edition to my wish/must have list.

Wow, I have such a hard time finding masculine papers for all the men in my life, this would surely be a welcome addition, love he inspiration, thanks for the opportunity to win your wonderful papers!

Both stunning projects from such talented and generous artists. My favourites so far x

What an awesome creation.....💕

fabulous projects. I really like the telephone booth.

Oh My Stars, I too love this paperpad. I think I used all I had down to the scraps when I created my masculine cards. It's like fine wine. Would love to win it.

The telephone booth is so very creative. The little details on both projects are so amazing. I would love to win the giveaway!

Communique is a beautiful collection and these projects use it very well.

I am loving this new Communiqué collection! And A Proper Gentleman is a perennial favourite.

Creative, amazing, inspirational,.. I keep trying to come up with different superlatives to describe all the great projects your designers come up with, but they're aren't enough adjectives to give appropriate praise. Fantastic!!!

I always love Jim project and i us to watch his live show but not any more with the puget i can maybe on day and i want to make some of his project and i lov the card too and i wish if i win the paper i love G45 i will make some think for my son for father's day he always love my project and the album i make he is only the one he sport me in the scrapbook thanks.

Love this collection & am inspired!

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