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June 05, 2017

Shaking Up New Ideas with a Rose Box & Unique Wedding Card

Hello, G45ers!

We are shaking things up here on the Graphic 45 blog to get your week started off on the right foot.  In this post, we will announce this week's blog contest, feature a 3D Rose Box by Einat Kessler, and share a funky and fun wedding shaker card by Maria Cole. Our first featured project on the blog today is a fabulous gift box that will bring smiles to all who see it.  Einat has gone wild with fussy cutting roses from our Portrait of a Lady collection and arranged them so beautifully using an easel technique.  Following this lovely bouquet box, we have a wedding card that will surprise and delight any newly wed couple.  Maria has gone above and beyond to personalize this wedding card for the recipients, and it has not gone unnoticed.  We just love how she has mixed and matched our Vintage Hollywood collection with Safari Adventure to create this beauty.  


OTR Prize Pack-B

Let's kick this week off with a thrilling blog prize.  This week's prize package includes two 12x12 Off to the Races Paper pads, design and Patterns & Solids, Die-Cut Banners, Chipboard, Shabby Chic Metal Clock Keys, Black Regular Tag Album, and Celebrate ATC Ivory Tags, a $76 value!  To enter to win this prize package just leave a comment here and/or on our Facebook page.  The winner will be announced, Friday, June 9th.  


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Roses Treasure Box

By Einat Kessler


"I love creating boxes and I especially enjoy adding dimensional embellishments on top of the box. Portrait of a lady has such a gentle feminine look that I thought it would be perfect for a little treasure box. A box for little jewelry, notes or accessories, something the woman in us wants to keep hidden…" ~Einat Kessler

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Tip #1:
To make a cut-out image “stand” create a small easel that can be glued both to the image and the surface you want it to stand on. Create the easel from a strip of paper and simply create a triangle. The base will be glued to the surface and the image to one of its sides.


Tip #2:
When creating a box use the same paper. Use the one side of the paper to create the bottom of the box and the other side to create the top side or lid.

Roses Treasure Box  Portrait of a Lady  by Einat Kessler  product Graphic 45  photo 3

Roses Treasure Box  Portrait of a Lady  by Einat Kessler  product Graphic 45  photo 3



Graphic 45 Supplies: 

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Wedding Shaker Card

By Maria Cole 

"Today I am sharing a wedding shaker card I made using one of Graphic 45's newest paper lines, Vintage Hollywood!

This beautiful collection is all about glamour and stardom with some tributes made to early film stars like Mary Pickford. But did you know, Vintage Hollywood also makes for a wonderful wedding card?

I have this special friend I made through Instagram. We share a love for Parson Russell Terriers, so naturally that's how we met! Anyhoo, she got married recently so I wanted to make sure she had a special card from my PRT Archie (@archie_prt on IG) and me.

My friend loves Disney. And I remember that she loves cheetah print. So I was in a bind because 99.99% of my paper is Graphic 45 (actually - who's calling that a bind? That's more like the world's best blessing, right? ;) and with Disney being licensed, we don't have such paper.

But I got to thinking and remembered there is a beautiful cheetah print design from Safari Adventure. And then there were those fabulous star and couple designs from Vintage Hollywood ... oh, and some beautiful red Petaloo flowers I got for Christmas.

Here's where I landed." ~Maria Cole


What a fun collection to honor the next "it couple." :) So I made a shaker and added some sequins and gold glitter for an extra celebratory touch. The "congratulations" die is from Avery Elle


The coordinating "you two" stamp is also Avery Elle. I have my lovely friend Lauren to thank for my new obsession with Avery Elle and Lawn Fawn. :)

Any black and white striped ribbon is a winner in my book. May Arts is where this lovely ribbon is from.

Inside the card, I used some of the matching ephemera cards. They are so beautiful. On one side you have a design and the back features an area for you to write on. You'll see that I also added some matching chipboard from Vintage Hollywood.



Graphic 45 Supplies: 

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Thank you for joining us for this uniquely refreshing post. We hope the projects, tips, and contest have inspired your creative mojo. Be sure to leave your feedback here and/or on Facebook to be entered to win!  Have a great Monday, and be sure to share your projects with us on Facebook and Instagram using the #Graphic45 hashtag.  

Happy Papercrafting!

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I want to win and be 'Off to the Races!' Graphic 45 'gets me!'

2 more very nice projects.

This is great for men--the horses.

Thanks for the chance to win, love G45

I've never seen this in person, but would love it!!!!! It looks beautiful.

These are both gorgeous!

I love all of your designs. I love making 3D paper crafts with your paper.

The color combinations on this collection is awesome!

Pretty please and thank you.

Gorgeous card and rose box! I am happy to have a chance to win.

Thank you for the chance to win this wonderful prize l hope I am chosen. I haven't bought anything for every year. I'm ready to build my stock back up again. Crossing my fingers that I'll win.

Me Please

OMG! Beautiful cards. Love the design and the colors.

Awesome! Love the projects.

I love G45! I've advised my husband on the things to grab in the event of a fire. First the cat, then the jewelry, then my G45 collection! I could lose every scrap of my other paper collections, and be quite content if all left was G45! No kidding! :o)

Everything is so beautiful! I would love the chance to win. :D

Wow. The box looks like a cake. Beautiful decoration!

I stand constantly amazed at the things people can do with Grafic 45 paper line. The papers inspire so many to,do great things. I am always ooo and ahhhing as I flip through those I have acumalated. Keep on producing these wonderful papers.

I'm in love with that set!!
Thank you so much for the chance to win Graphic 45!

What talent these designers have, make me want to stop saying "there's no way I can do that " ? Just need to do it and not be intimidated by fear!!! Thank for the inspiration!!

This treaaure Box is brilliant!
I love it 😍

This paper would be so much fun to work with!

I absolutely love Graphic 45 papers, thanks for the chance to win 💕

Today's s makes are absolutely stunning and sure to spread lots of joy and leave the recipients feeling well loved!
Can't forget to say that this week's prize package is a magnificent prize! The winner will be on Cloud 9! TFS!

WOW... that box is gorgeous !!

Such beautiful projects! I appreciate the tips also.

Fantastic creations today. Great work!

Such beautiful paper and project ideas. So love the ideas

Winning this prize pack will inspire a road trip!


These projects are just amazing. I totally love the box with all the roses around it. Just an amazing job. Graphic 45 has amazing collection of papers and matching embellishments. 💗 Thank you

Beautiful romantic projects! Those papers are gorgeous!

I love to cut out roses from the papers & use them as dimensional pieces in my mixed media art!

Beautiful! I hope I win.

Decorative boxes are one of my fav projects....your project is beautiful. So spectacular with the papers.

Beautiful box, WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! those roses look soooooo real. You've done it again G45, absolute perfection. xx

Wow--lots of roses on the box--so beautiful. Glamorous wedding shaker too!

❤️ Graphic 45! It would be so awesome to win this week's prize. Two 12x12 paper pads of Off To The Races. How great is that 😀😃😄!

I'm a big fan of all your products, especcialy off to the Races and Potrait of a Lady. It's so hard to get in the Netherlands becouse where to buy? So this will be perhaps my onley possibillity. I would love to make a beautifull album with it. (sorry when I make mistakes in writing English)

Love this collection and the shaker wedding card!

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