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September 12, 2016

The Graphic 45 Design Team Alumni Blog Takeover: Day 1 with Nancy Wethington!

  Alice 2

We are so excited about this week on the blog! We have asked some of our Design Team alumni to participate in a BLOG TAKEOVER this week! Today we feature the amazing projects of Nancy Wethington! We are so excited to feature her today. This whole week will be full of amazing artist features. You don't want to miss a single day!

Join the Graphic 45 Design Team Alumni Blog Takeover September 12-16 2016!

Now, Nancy takes over! Woo hoo! You will love the fabulous work of this great artist:

"What a thrill it is to be working with the team at Graphic 45 again. As most of us do, I have a love of all things Graphic 45. I was asked to work with three of their amazing collections: Halloween in Wonderland; Rare Oddities; Communique.

Alice 1

It’s no secret among my friends that I adore mini-books. And there are so many ways to use Graphic 45 in minis that I felt compelled to make another ; )  This mini was created from scratch using chipboard, Halloween in Wonderland Deluxe Collector’s Edition and Graphic 45 fabric (found online at a fabric store!).

Layering, fussy cutting and Stickles were used on the cover. For the inside pages, I used Graphic 45’s Square Policy Envelopes.  This not only gave me plenty of space on the outside, but also created roomy pockets to store photos and journaling.

Alice 2

Using a paper hinge, a tag was attached to the bottom of this page. A belly-band on the top of the tag (with the help of Alice) holds additional tags. Swing the Cheshire Cat chipboard tag to the left and the tag opens to reveal another pocket and more mini-tags.



Alice 2B

Another page in this mini has a dual purpose. The *tea party* is a side pocket that holds a tag.

Alice 4

Alice 5

Alice 5a

But it’s also a flip. The other side of the flip has another pocket. The hand insures the tag stays in the pocket, whether right side up or upside down. The fingers on the hand are not glued down so the Footman can be easily removed. And on the envelope, another tea party pocket holding more G45 goodies.

Alice 5b

Oh how I love Rare Odities!

Rare 1

I began this project with Graphic 45’s Kraft Book Box. The tags are included, although I added more from the Regular Tag Album and Alpha Banners.  Lots of fussy cutting and layering on the front of the Kraft Box, adding even more bottles.

Rare 2

A Graphic 45 Metal Brad is used on the spine with tags hanging from a chain.

Rare 3

I combined a Graphic 45 brad and chipboard button with a piece of string for the closure.

Rare 4

And on the inside . . .

Rare 5

a Halloween banner ready for the mantle.

Rare 6

The 5.5” x 5.5” Graphic 45 Square Tag and Pocket Album is already decorated with black butterflies. The inside of the album contains pages, pockets and 5” x 5” tags, all ready to decorate.

Comm 1

Using Graphic 45’s Communique Collector’s Edition, a pair of antique spectacles and a dimensional chipboard box from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts, the pieces were popped up to add height to the cover.

Comm 2

Interactive pages can be created with top and side flips and magnets.. Cut and score paper hinges and apply to two corresponding pages to create even more pockets. *Stuff* pockets with handmade tags, tiny stitched mini-books and journaling ATC’s.

Comm 3

I made this side flip by first cutting and scoring a paper hinge. Then applied the hinge to one of the Graphic 45 tags included with the mini-book.. Another side pocket was added to the front of the tag. A string was tied around the eyelet in the tag and then attached to a Graphic 45 brad and button in the upper corner of the main page. When the string is untied, the tag will flip open, creating more space for photos or journaling.

Comm 4

Using the Graphic 45 Alpha Banners was an easy addition throughout the book. I matched a word with the banner letter  to add more interest to a pocket page. The words came from the included alphabet sticker sheet in the Collector’s Addition.

Comm 5

What a fun project this was to work on.

Here’s a few other images of workshops I’ve taught recently with Graphic 45 papers and embellishments:

This Halloween tin combines Graphic 45 with Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts chipboard:

8-4-16 Gina 2

8-4-16 Gina 3


Another mini I’m teaching with Graphic 45’s Safari Adventure and Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts chipboard. This is a made-from-scratch book where we will be building our own covers, pages and binding with many interactive pages included.

G45 Safari Adventure 1

Each month I teach a class at Checkered Cottage in Kirkwood MO that features Graphic 45’s calendar papers. This year we’re using Children’s Hour:


Thanks for browsing my projects. There’s always more on my blog: http://art-from-the-heart.typepad.com  And a huge thank you to Graphic 45. It’s always a thrill working with Graphic 45!" ~Nancy Wethington

This week, we are giving away a great prize pack where you can win both Safari Adventure and Hallowe'en in Wonderland! Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to win. We will announce a winner here on the blog on Friday! Enjoy and enter today!

  (1) Safari Adventure 12x12s, Both Chipboard, Ephemera, Hallowe'en in Wonderland DCE

Thanks for joining us today, G45ers! Big thanks to Nancy for her fabulous work. We are so honored to feature her wonderful work. There is more alumni takeovers all week, so make sure to join us!

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

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















September 02, 2016

Graphic 45 Social Media Highlights: September Edition

  Nataliya Serova‎ made this gorgeous card and shared on our Facebook page #graphic45

 It's one of our favorite days on the blog - where we highlight YOU, our amazing G45ers! We choose some great shares from Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and we celebrate you great work all day long.

First, we are going to bring attention to the amazing shares happening on Facebook! There were so many to choose from this time. But, the amazing Nataliya Serova‎ amazed us with this gorgeously layered Couture card. What elegance, with such a great sentiment!

Nataliya Serova‎ made this gorgeous card and shared on our Facebook page #graphic45

See Nataliya's Post on Facebook

 Next, we have a gorgeous altered Cityscapes box by Anne M. Schilling! This has so many stunning details. We love it!

Anne M. Schilling's amazing Cityscapes project shared on our Facebook page #graphic45

See Anne M. Schilling's Post on Facebook

Share on our Facebook Page! (Share by just posting your recent G45 projects on our Timeline!)

Now, we head to Twitter! When you tag us on Twitter @graphic45, we can see your gorgeous projects! This stunning card set is by designer Denisia and shared by @scrapsofdarknes. Denisia used Voyage Beneath the Sea to make these masterpieces!

Denisa's Voyage Beneath the Sea cards shared by @scrapsofdarknes #graphic45

See Denisia's Project shared by @scrapsofdarknes on Twitter

 Kathy Jo Wood @Kathyjocrafts amazes with Safari Adventure! This is such a great Thank You gift - this idea would be great for a hostess gift or Thanksgiving treat, and so much more!

'Thanks' Safari Adventure gift set by Kathy Jo shared on Twitter! #graphic45

See Kathy Jo Wood's Project on Twitter

Tag us on Twitter: @Graphic45 to share your projects with us!

Finally, we headed to Instagram to see the beauty being shared there! Instagram is a plethora of amazing photographs and projects. Just use #graphic45 to share with us and you too could be featured! Today, we want to feature this amazing Cityscapes card set from @yulans_crop! Aren't these cards beautiful?


Love this set of Cityscapes cards from @yulans_crop shared on Instagram #graphic45

See @yulans_crop share on Instagram

Now, how about this altered wagon by Instagram user @kine_eilin using A Ladies' Diary, our Deluxe Collector's Edition. This is so amazing! Wow!

An amazing altered wagon by @kine_eilin shared on Instagram #graphic45

See @kine_eilin Wagon on Instagram

Share with us on Instagram by tagging @graphic45 or using #graphic45!

Visit Graphic 45 on Instagram

Now, let's announce who won this week's blog contest! Our randomly chosen winner is...

-Paula RSo beautiful; I'd love a chance to play with these. Thanks again!

Congratulations, Paula! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Thanks to everyone who entered!

Mon Amour prize pack!

Thanks for sharing with us, G45ers! We love when you share, and it's been so much fun to feature YOUR work on the blog today! Keep sharing your amazing projects with us!

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













May 28, 2016

The Graphic 45 Social Media Highlights: May Edition


Today is one of the best days on the blog! We celebrate YOUR work, G45ers! We have 6 highlights today from Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Enjoy these awesome creations by you, our incredible papercrafters. We love when you share on our social media sites and today we have a social media party for our awesome G45ers.

First, we have this gorgeous album using Cityscapes from Melissa Merritt! She shared this on our Facebook page. We love the tags she uses inside. This is a stunning album. Great work, Melissa!


See Melissa's Album on Facebook

Denise Van Deventer shared on Facebook an awesome Home Sweet Home recipe book idea she created for Mother's Day. We love the fussy cut pieces on the front of this great project. Wow - amazing job!


See Denise's Recipe Book on Facebook

Like Graphic 45 On Facebook (and share on our Page!)

ReNae Allen, Twitter user @Jewelrybizwiz uses Voyage Beneath the Sea and an old CD to make this great project. Isn't this fabulous?


See ReNae's altered CD on Twitter

Kathy Jo, Twitter user @kathyjocrafts uses Botanical Tea to make this wonderful layout. Lovely job!


See Kathy Jo's Layout on Twitter

Follow @Graphic45 on Twitter!

Now, let's take a look at Instagram! Insta user setsu_mikami uses Mother Goose to make this oh-so-beautiful card. We love the circle card and beautiful layers and bow!


See setsu_mikami's card on Instagram

Now, Instagram user asukamiyamoto shares a brilliant Sweet Sentiments project with so many awesome details, frames, and more! Isn't this so unique and incredible?


See asukamiyamoto's Layout on Instagram

Share on Instagram using #graphic45

Follow us on Instagram!

Thanks for sharing with us on our social media sites. It always makes our day to see your fabulous work! Did you enjoy the projects today? Make sure to share your projects with us on all the sites listed above!

Happy Papercrafting!

The G45 Family

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

April 15, 2016

Graphic 45 Social Media Highlights: April Edition!


Today is a fabulous day we have here monthly on the blog! We are featuring YOUR projects! We love taking highlights from Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and featuring them here on the blog. We are so inspired by our G45ers and today we have some incredible highlights! 

First, we have some incredible shares from Facebook. To kick off the day, we have this gorgeous Mon Amour card from Claire Rhodes-Brandon. We love how she die cut some of the layers to add so much interest and dimension. This is gorgeous!

Claire Rhodes-Brandon's Mon Amour card #graphic45

See Claire Rhodes-Brandon‎'s Project on Facebook

We love this Baby 2 Bride album by Cheryl Flynn Kearn. So much beautiful lace, florals, and ribbon. What a special gift to a new mother!

Baby 2 Bride album by Cheryl Flynn Kearns‎ #graphic45

See Cheryl Flynn Kearns‎'s project on Facebook

Share your projects on our Facebook page!

We are loving the shares happening over on Twitter as well! Today, Twitter user @bobbyparis shares this great Steampunk Spells shadowbox. This is a work of art! Look at all that awesome fussy cutting. Great idea!

@bobbyparis Steampunk Spells shadowbox #graphic45

See @bobbyparis Project on Twitter

This was a great share from @ppsuae on Twitter. We love this adorable Mon Amour mini album! This is simply adorable. This project is by Shruti Menon. Amazing!

@ppsuae Mon Amour mini #graphic45

See @ppsuae Project on Twitter

Share your projects with @Graphic45 on Twitter

We are in awe of all the shares happening over on Instagram! Our G45ers are knocking it out of the park. There is so much inspiration when you look up the #graphic45 hashtag! How about these ATCs from @kusmartseva using Botanical Tea? Totally amazing!

@kusmartseva ATCs with Botanical Tea #graphic45

See @kusmartseva Project on Instagram

We just got back from our Creative Cruise in the Caribbean with Craftours, and have so many fun pictures from our beachy travels! So, we are loving this great travel album from @zonacraft using Voyage Beneath the Sea! Such a stunning cover!

@zonacraft Travel album with Voyage Beneath the Sea #graphic45

See @zonacraft Project on Instagram

Share your Projects on Instagram by tagging @graphic45 or using #graphic45

Now, it's time to announce our randomly chosen contest winner this week! Our winner is....

-Linsey R: Belly and Solange's upcycled creations are spectacular!!! I'm loving all these amazing ideas and feel truly inspired to give something old a new life!! Thanks so much!!! :) 

Congratulations, Linsey! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize pictured below. Thanks to everyone who took part this week!


Big thanks to our G45ers who are willing to share their amazing work with us. You have no idea how honored we are every time you share! We have such talented G45ers and we are grateful for you all.

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

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

March 18, 2016

Graphic 45 Social Media Highlights: March Edition!


It's one of our favorite days on the blog when we celebrate YOU, our G45ers! We have chosen 6 highlights from Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to inspire you today. We love that people are getting creative this National Craft Month and we celebrate them today! Do you share your projects on these sites? We sure hope you will!

**Don't forget that our Design Team Call first round deadline is this Sunday, March 20, at Midnight, PST! If you are auditioning, make sure to get your audition in by the deadline!

2016 DT poster FINAL

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First, let's take a look at some shares from our Facebook page. Our G45ers post to our Timeline to share these beauties. To start, we have this gorgeous mini album from Sara Alcobendas‎ using Mon Amour! What a stunning cover. We are in love!

Mon Amour album by Sara Alcobendas‎ #graphic45

See Sara's album on Facebook

Next, Barbara Rankin shares two cards that are perfect for March! A St. Patrick's Day card and an Easter card. How perfect are these? She uses Time to Flourish for the St. Patty's Day card and our retired collection Secret Garden for her Easter card. Amazing!

Beautiful March cards by Barbara Rankin #graphic45

See Barbara's Cards on Facebook

Share with Graphic 45 on Facebook!

Now, let's look at the great shares on Twitter. These G45ers shared by tagging us (@graphic45) in their Tweet! The first Gilded Lily layout is by @scrapclasskz. This is so gorgeous and we love the details! We love how the laser cut gate opens to the gorgeous photo.

Gilded Lily scrapbook layout by @scrapclasskz #graphic45

See @scrapclasskz Layout on Twitter

Now Twitter user @femmalicious shares her handmade ATCs with us using Steampunk Spells. These are just fantastic!

Steampunk Spells ATCs by @femmalicious #graphic45

See @femmalicious ATCs on Twitter

Tag @Graphic45 on Twitter!

Follow Graphic 45 on Twitter!

We love what all our G45ers are sharing on Instagram with #graphic45! We also love when you tag us in your photos (@graphic45). There are two great projects we're sharing today. First, Instagram user @noveleriasmanualidades shares a gorgeous Gilded Lily layout. Check out those fussy cut flowers! Wow!


Beautiful Gilded Lily scrapbook layout by @noveleriasmanualidades #graphic45

See @noveleriasmanualidades Layout on Instagram

Now, @mari.scrap shared the most incredible Spring card by tagging us on Instagram. We love the stunning layers and colors. She uses a mix of collections to create this beautiful card. Spring perfection! Wow!

Spring card by @mari.scrap using Sweet Sentiments and Botanical Tea #graphic45

See @mari.scrap Spring Card on Instagram

Follow Graphic 45 On Instagram!

Share your Projects with #graphic45


Tag @graphic45 when you post a project using our products!

 Now, who won this week's blog contest? Our randomly chosen winner is...

-Mary Holshouser: Beautiful posts for Irish Day.
Happy St. Patrick's
go eat some corned beef and cabbage.
thanks for sharing

Congratulations, Mary! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize pictured below. Thanks to everyone who took part in our giveaway this week!


We're so glad you joined us for a day all about YOU on the blog today! Thanks for sharing all your projects with us. We adore them and get so inspired by your talent. Have a great and creative weekend, G45ers!

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

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