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May 31, 2017

3 Printable Project Sheets & Brand New Inspiration with French Country By Maggi Harding

Hello, G45ers!

Welcome to another special day here on the Graphic 45 blog. Today we are excited to share the news that Maggi Harding will be completing her tenure on the design team after two amazing years and stepping directly into a new role with us as Special Project Designer. Maggi has been so generous to share her enormous talent with us over these last few years. From layouts to minis, cards, altered art projects, and more, her diverse skill set has been a valuable asset and a constantly renewable source of inspiration for us and hopefully you readers too. In her new role, she will develop workshops for us to use and share all over the world, and she will be in charge of our always popular monthly class series. In honor of this announcement, we are sharing a brand new French Country - DCE cabinet that Maggie has created, along with three of her greatest hit project sheets from her last year as a design team member. 


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French Country Cabinet

By Maggi Harding


"I am so excited that French Country is coming back as a Deluxe Collector's Edition!  I had this dreary black cabinet hanging around and decided it would be perfect to repurpose using the French Country DCE.  I love how it's now a cheerful piece covered with sunflowers.


I wanted it to have a distressed vintage look and to achieve that, I first painted the wood that would show with vintage white paint.  Then I covered those surfaces with Crackle Accents and finally, I rubbed Distress ink into the cracks to give it an aged look.  After finishing the wood, I used the beautiful blues from the collection and chose the sunflower paper, Abundance, as my focal paper.  I love the imagery on this paper.


The flowers I used at the top are a combination of some older Prima vines and vines that I made.  Here's a tutorial I did some time ago to make these vines." ~Maggi Harding


Link to YouTube video to make sunflower vines



  1. Use matte medium to adhere and cover your papers.  You'll get a really nice smooth finish and your paper will be protected from snags and scratches.

  2. You can give your project a different look by changing out the hardware.  My cabinet had wooden painted knobs on it.  I changed those out for glass knobs that looked so much more vintage.


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Before & After 


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Cabinet  French Country  Maggi Harding  Graphic 45 (3)

Graphic 45 Supplies:



Other Supplies:

  • Prima Mountain Lily Vine
  • Knobs from Hobby Lobby
  • Distress Ink - Gathered Twigs
  • Vintage white acrylic paint
  • Crackle Accents
  • Spellbinders Nested Leaves Die
  • Spellbinders Blossom 2 Die
  • Microbeads
  • Tiny daisy-like flower punch
  • Wire
  • Blossom 2 Die

Here are three excellent project sheets by Maggi.  Be sure to print these out and try them at home.  

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Safari Adventure Album

Printable Safari Adventure Album Project Sheet


Safari adventure


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Sq tag mini  Safari Adventures (5)


Off to the Races Card & Envelope Set

Printable Card & Envelope Set Project Sheet

Card 3 both (1)
Card 3 both (1)
Card 3 both (1)
Card 3 both (1)


#SimplyG45 Cafe Parisian Wallet Mini Album

Printable Mini Album Project Sheet





This week's prize package includes a Midnight Masquerade Patterns & Solids 12x12 paper pad, an 8x8 paper pad, decorative chipboard, die-cut tags and pockets, and a Square Ivory Tag Album, a $50+ value!  To enter to win, just comment here on the blog and/or on Facebook each day.  We will announce one randomly chosen the winner on this Friday's blog. 

Midnight Masquerade prize pack

Thank you for being a part of this exciting announcement and the Graphic 45 family. We hope you are as excited as us about this next step for Maggi. We'd love to hear about some of your favorite creations of hers from the last two years in the comments below, and we are as excited as you to see what she comes up with next. We hope to see you here again tomorrow and be sure to keep an eye out for Maggi's first monthly class creation, coming Summer 2017. 

Happy Papercrafting!

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Fabulous projects. Love all the sunflowers on the first one. congrats on your new position Maggi.

WAUW what an awesome cabinet, it´s absolut adorable and sooooooooo beautiful made in every tiny litlle detail on it. I´m totally in love with this project here.

OMG! It's fabulous things!

Beautiful project and congrats to Maggi on the new position!

Great projects and so pleased you will not be lost to Graphic 45 , Maggie. Thank you.

So happy to see Maggi stay on with G45. She is a fabulous creator and artist. I'm looking forward to all her creations. Congrats Maggi! Your projects today are all fabulous, thanks for the beautiful inspiration.

In love with the Safari album. Yummy!!! xxx

Yay! Congrats, Maggi! I would call all of your projects "special" so your new role title fits you perfectly! :D

Thanks for all the inspiration Maggi, I always find your projects incredible. Thanks to Graphic 45 for bringing in such talented crafters!

Oh my goodness, we hit the jackpot today, with all these beautiful project ideas and instructions!
Thanks for sharing these great ideas.And congrats, Maggi.

Such a beautiful cabinet! Congrats Maggie on your new position!

Love, love, love Maggi's French Country cabinet! Fabulous. I love all of Maggi's designs and tutorials too! While I'm sad she will no longer be on the Graphic 45 Design Team, I'm thrilled that she is a Special Projects Designer! Congratulations Maggi!! ~Sandy

Beautiful projects! Glad to hear Maggi will still be creating for Graphic 45!

Beautiful projects!!! Congrats Maggi:)

Amazing projects from a very talented crafter...congrats Maggi! Just love, love your work!

Wow!!! Amazing creations!!! Love them!!!

I do enjoy Maggi's video tutorials. She always has wonderful tips and tricks to share. I'm looking forward to seeing her new projects. French Country is such a lovely collection...perfect for today's big project!

I love Maggi Harding's creations.The cabinet with the French Country dp is gorgeous.Some of my favourites are the double layout and the recipes card box also with French Country.This is definitely one of my favourite collection.
The treasure box ,created with Portrait of a lady is also stunning.
It is difficult to pick a favourite,every time G 45 comes out with a new collection it is my new favourite lol!
Congratulations on your new position Maggi!

The beautiful projects never failed to amazed me!

The cabinet is so very pretty (and would sure look perfect in my kitchen area!). Congrats on your new role at G45, Maggi!

The cabinet looks
so pretty with the
remake. The cards
and album are all
Carla from Utah

Thank you for sharing your beautiful projects with us Maggi. That sunflower cabinet is just gorgeous and so colorful

As always your projects are creative and fabulous! Congratulations on becoming the special project designer! ❤️ how you used French Country DCE to update the cabinet. I just purchased the French Country DCE at one of my favorite craft stores, Paper Arts in Edmond, OK.

I love this cabinet, and French Country Collection. Congrats on your new role Maggi.

Huge congratulations to Maggi and thanks so much for your incredible inspiration. I'm so, so, so in love with your cabinet!!!!

Congratulations, Maggie! What a great job for you! Love this cabinet and everything you do.

Wow! These are amazing!

Would love to have this collection. My head just swims with creativity when I see it. So many projects....so little time! *sigh*

Congratulations Maggi and thank you for sharing your amazing talent!

Thanks sooo much for all these amazing worksheets here of all your amazing projects Maggi. You´re one of the most talented ladies, I´ve ever met online, and your work is just fabulous always.

Maggi did a fabulous job - such a beautiful french Country cabinet. I can't wait until I get some of these papers again! Also, great timing, more off to the races cards. Will be recreating some of these!

I love having instructions...thank you so much. Beautiful projects!!!

Thank you!! These are great!!

You are such a wonderful inspiration.All your projects are so awesome.Loveit all.

Oh goodness, I'm so happy that Maggi will still be creating for Graphic 45! YEA!!!

Please, oh please choose me to win this fabulous Midnight Masquerage giveaway!
It is so enthralling and mysterious.........
I love it!!
P L E A S E !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
...and thank you!


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