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February 25, 2016

Get Inspired with Cityscapes


Wow, do we have some amazing projects with our new collection Cityscapes today! Jim, the Gentleman Crafter and Danielle Copley will blow you away with their great ideas! Get excited.

First, we have Jim, the Gentleman Crafter's incredible handmade double decker bus made from Cityscapes and chipboard. That's right, he created this from scratch with his incredible imagination! We are in awe of Jim's wonderful work!

"The Beautiful city of London comes to the forefront with another iconic project…The famous Double Decker Buses have always been enchanting to me…of course I always clamored to the top for a more majestic view of the city.  In my version of the double decker, you lift up the back piece and pull out a thin but long mini that can be filled with traveling quotes, travel pictures and souvenirs picked up along the way." ~Jim, The Gentleman Crafter

Cityscapes double decker bus made from scratch by Jim, the Gentleman Crafter #graphic45









Supply List

Cityscapes Collection

Next, Danielle makes a brilliant Cityscapes travel album. Take it away, Danielle:

"I love making mini albums and I knew Cityscapes would make the perfect album to store photos of my family’s travels. Using a simple album page style, I was able to make the most of this gorgeous paper to frame the photos that will go in it. When I saw the new Graphic 45 Policy Envelopes I knew how fantastic they would coordinate with my album. They added the perfect pockets for our travel mementos and additional space for more photos and journaling tags. I just slit the bottoms open to attach to my album binding and they fit my album like they were made for it and came already perfectly coordinated!

Tip: A great way to add charms to the spine of your album is to use a Graphic 45 Ornate Label Holder. Punch a hole in the pull towards the edge with a heavy duty hole punch. Add a chain and some charms with some jump rings.

Tip: Don’t have the perfect matching charms? Make some by fussy cutting your favorite images from your design paper. Back them with cardstock or another fussy cut image that matches the shape to make it sturdier. Similar to what I did with the stamps on my album spine. Punch a hole in the corner and add a jump ring!" ~Danielle

Cityscaped Mini Album, Cityscapes, Danielle Copley, Graphic 45, photo 2


Danielle's Video Tour

Cityscaped Mini Album, Cityscapes, Danielle Copley, Graphic 45, photo 2

Cityscaped Mini Album, Cityscapes, Danielle Copley, Graphic 45, photo 2

Cityscaped Mini Album, Cityscapes, Danielle Copley, Graphic 45, photo 2

Cityscaped Mini Album, Cityscapes, Danielle Copley, Graphic 45, photo 2

Cityscaped Mini Album, Cityscapes, Danielle Copley, Graphic 45, photo 2

Cityscaped Mini Album, Cityscapes, Danielle Copley, Graphic 45, photo 2

Cityscaped Mini Album, Cityscapes, Danielle Copley, Graphic 45, photo 2

Supply List

Graphic 45 Cityscapes 12x12 Paper-
Cityscapes, Map the Past,
Global Odyssey, Street of Dreams, Well Traveled,
Passport to the World, Crossroads
Graphic 45 Regular Red Policy Envelopes
Graphic 45 Regular Black Policy Envelopes
Graphic 45 Ornate Keys
Graphic 45 Ornate Keyholes
Graphic 45 Ornate Label Holder
May Arts Ribbon- Black
Medium weight chipboard
cardstock- black
adhesive- wet and foam
chain and charms

This week we are giving away $50 worth of Come Away with Me and other fun Staples and crafting goodies! Think of all the fun projects you can create. To win this prize pack, all you need to do is comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page. We will announce a winner here tomorrow on the blog on Friday, February 26. Today is your last day - so make sure to enter!

$50 Come Away with Me Prize Pack

We cannot wait to see what YOU will create with Cityscapes! It should be in stores any day now - so fun!

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

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


What wonderful art!!! The bus is awesome and the book, my goodness!!

I think this is my favorite release in a long time. It just really speaks to me. Love what the designers have done with it. (I'm more of hold it, pet it, type of person LOL)

Cityscapes is a stunning collection - love it.
The projects both look amazing - thank you all.
Sue Mac

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Jim never ceases to take my breath away with his amazing creations! This one is the most magical of all that I have seen! Totally blown away at his creativity and skill! TFS!

Love these projects. I've already got my order in for Cityscapes!

Wow wow! I'm getting onboard this bus! Beautiful projects!

Love these projects! Love, love, love!

Wow, that bus is fantabulous! I just love 3D pieces of art with G45 papers. Amazing! And Danielle's album is gorgeous. I love the little postage stamps!

You've done it again. Stunning projects. Love.

Come Away with me is one of my favorite collections because of the gorgeous colors! I can't wait to get my hands on Cityscapes though! It is beautiful!

Cool projects,the design team never ceases to amaze. Love them all! D.

I love Jim's work. Talented artist

That is SO amazing!

I need all your CityScape projects! I am heading to London and Scotland in July and these will make the perfect gifts for my travel Companions! I would love to get them before I go .....You are a genius!

fabulous! i can't imagine how long these must have taken to create!

I love both of the projects! Wonderful!

Love, love this vintage travel themed paper!! Can't wait to use it in a project and showcase some of our favorite travel photos! Thanks G45, Danielle and Jim for your inspiration and creativity!!

Today's projects are outstanding.I'd be thrilled to win some products.

Love the bus and mini album!

Would love to be able to design things like the bus.
thanks for sharing.
Wonderful projects.

These projects are awesome!! My dream is to someday travel to Europe, especially London. These projects will make me feel like I'm getting a little closer. Love them!!

Amazing projects!! Yea Graphic 45!!

Wow, two terrific projects using the Cityscapes collection! Come Away with Me is such a lovely collection..maybe I'll win it:)

The red bus is really something!

Wow!! , Wow!! Jim & Danielle totally rocked the new Cityscapes papers. I love both of their projects. Keep on rocking guys :)

Gentleman Jim truly has an imagination that knows no bounds. Both Danielle and Jim did amazing projects.

Both projects are beautiful! Jim is amazing! And Danielle's mini album is gorgeous (and I really appreciate her tips!)

Wow - that bus is pretty amazing! Looking forward to the giveaway - TFS, Bonnie S :-)

Love Daniell's album! And always Jim creations are amazing. Thanks for inspiring us.

Wonderful projects, and so clever! Love the silhouettes on the book spine that makes the bus passengers!

Wow is right. Amazing.

Love both projects, but, the magical bus is sheer Genius.

Oh my, both are exquisite projects , with such beautiful papers

Oh MY goodness..... Those are amazing projects! Getting ready to order the materiales.....

Jim and Danielle totally rocked these projects with Cityscapes ... OMG how fun are these. The prints in the collection are so amazing. Okay... the double decker bus opens ... with a mini album in the back ... Brilliant !!
Danielle took mini album to another level ... did you see those embellishments ??!! Great tips to make matching embellishments ... WOW ... definitely blown away

Gorgeous projects!
Carla from Utah

I am just in AWE over Jim and Danielle's works!!! They are creative, gorgeous, and useful!!! TFS and I'll keep fingers crossed for winning some of " Come Away With Me!!"

Wow, such amazing projects with a fabulous collection - I just can't wait to get my hands on this one xx

Amazing projects! The bus is simply impressive :)

I so enjoy seeing mini albums made with G45 paper collections. Those new policy envelopes look interesting. Thanks for today's posting!

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