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Member Since April 2008, 81 forum posts, 12 public projects

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Layout Fun Time: Le Cirque & Curtain Call LOs and a New G45 Blog Contest

Hello There Crafters!

Happy Monday and welcome to another fabulous week at the Graphic 45 blog. CHA has been an amazing and exciting adventure as usual and we're dying to show you more gorgeous crafts by our design team this week. Our office was overflowing with dozens of stunning projects in preparation for CHA, it was like a craft symphony! We're featuring more marvelous crafts today along with this week's blog contest. Yes, my friends, another chance to win goodies. In this topsy turvy world, it's nice to know that every week is another opportunity to win on the Graphic 45 blog! So lets start the party! This week we want you to share with us your favorite kind of craft. Are you in love with layouts? A fan of altered objects? Are mini albums your muse? There are so many ways to create and craft and we want to know what kind of craft gets you most excited. Leave your comment on today's blog and you could win this great Graphic 45 prize pack! A Once Upon a Springtime 12x12 paper pad, a Fiskars Large Lever Punch, Graphic 45 Flower Staples, Trim Staples and Kraft Album Envelopes! Just imagine the gems you could create with these! The winner will be chosen randomly and announced on Friday. Share the love with your fellow crafters!

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Today I thought it would be fun to look at some fabulous layouts featuring our new collections Le Cirque and Curtain Call. These new collections are so much fun to work with and can be used in so many different ways to create something astonishing. Have a look at this sweet-as-can-be Le Cirque LO by Christie Bryant that also features the Graphic 45 Trim Staples. If this isn't fun, I don't know what is!

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Here we have another stunning example of layout genius. This LO was created by Tracey Locher using Curtain Call. I love how spacious this LO is, with lavish textures and layers. So pretty! Tracey also used the Graphic 45 Envelope Tag Staples, Trim Staples and Flower Staples to give this LO its romantic charm. Have a look!

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Join us tomorrow for more fabulous craft inspiration. We want to thank Chrtistie Bryant and Tracey Locher for their gorgeous crafts. Don't forget to leave a comment for this week's contest. We look forward to hearing from you!

Wishing you a beautiful week!

Team Graphic 45

 

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Tags Tags Tags!: Le Cirque Tags and Blog Contest Winner Announcement

Hello Glorious Crafters!

Happy Friday and welcome to another splendid day on the Graphic 45 blog. We are pleased as punch that you decided to stop by and see us today. We've got some great treats in store for you today including the announcement of this week's blog contest winner! Yay! We're also going to be showing you more fantastic crafts by our design team using our brand new paper collections. Wow, what a great day this will be! So, lets get to it. First up, this week's blog winner, chosen at random, is Kate of the krusslestudio blog. Here is what Kate had to say about what inspires her to visit crafting blogs.

"I love all of the inspiration and new ideas that I get from visiting a craft blog. There are so many wonderful people out there with great ideas. I love looking all the time at different blogs but especially when I'm in a crafting funk (meaning I can't really think of anything). I always come away inspired and full of new ideas. Thanks for the chance to win and I love all of the papers and ideas!" -Kate

Kate, please email us at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Many thanks to everyone who submitted a comment on this week's blog. And remember, every week is a new chance to win! We hope to see you back here next week for another fun contest and inspiration galore.

And speaking of inspiration, feast your eyes on these absolutely stunning Le Cirque tags! This first tag was design by Christie Bryant and features some gorgeous Graphic 45 Trim Staples. Behold, this elegant tag with its vibrant flowers, perfect for Valentine's Day!

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And that's not all! Here we have another fabulously fun tag designed by Tracey Locher. Tracey used Le Cirque, Graphic 45 Flower Staples and Graphic 45 Trim Staples to create this little treasure. I adore the red tickets she placed on this tag. Such a wonderful and colorful touch to an already fantastic tag!


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That's all the magic we have for you today, crafters. We want to thank Christie Bryant and Tracey Locher for their amazing inspiration. Be sure to join us Monday as we announce another fun blog contest. We hope you all have a terrific weekend! We hope you have some time to craft up something spectacular.

Happily Yours,

Team Graphic 45


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Paper Celebration: Jade Moore Introduces the New G45 Paper Collections

Hello Out There in Craft Land!

We hope this week is treating you well. We've been having more sunny days lately which is always very exciting! Just yesterday I noticed that the tulip plants in my front yard have begun to sprout out from the soil. It will be a while before they begin to bloom but it gave me hope that the cold season might be on its way out, at least for now. Although I have to be patient and remember that it is still January. There are still chilly days ahead which is why now is such a great time for crafting! We have a couple of treats for you today that you are sure to enjoy. Jade Moore, one of our fabulous design team members, has created a video in which she takes you page-by-page through our new paper collections Le Cirque and Curtain Call! Jade's videos are always so sweet and fun! Have a look at this amazing video! It is sure to make you fall in love even more with these amazing new papers.

 

Jade also created this phenomenal layout from our new Le Cirque collection. Seriously, the moment I saw this LO I was floored! It has so many gorgeous layers, textures, colors and class. I especially love the photo she used! Everything about this LO is astonishing beyond belief. Okay, enough talk. See for yourself!

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Wow, thank you so much Jade for your amazingly beautiful work! We hope Jade helped inspire you to create something amazing today. Be sure to check back tomorrow when we announce the winner of this week's blog contest. We will also be featuring more beautiful crafts from our fabulous design team. Yay, crafting!

Have a wonderful day!

Team Graphic 45

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Take A Bow: Hampton Art & Graphic 45 Cards by Gloria Stengel

Hello You Amazing Crafters!

A very happy Wednesday to you! Well, CHA is upon us and that's all the more reason to show you some fantastic crafts that you can make using our new paper collections! Today we're featuring the brilliant work of Gloria Stengel. You will be awe-struck when you catch a glimpse of these beautiful cards for all occasions. These cards feature our elegant new Curtain Call collection and our new Cling Stamp collaboration with Hampton Art. They are loaded with vibrant colors and outstanding textures. Have a look at these stunning works of art! It goes to show you what beautiful paper and a big imagination can do!

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Supplies:

Cardstock – Bazzill, Stampin’ Up
Designer paper - Graphic45 Curtain Call (Curtain Call, Top Billing, Borders)
Stamps - Hampton Art (Curtain Call 1)
Ink – Memento (Tuxedo Black), Ranger Distress (Old Paper, Vintage Photo), Close to My Heart (Tropical Blue)
Pearl brad – SEI (Granny’s Kitchen)
Tulle – fabric store
Glitter frame and brads – unknown
Flowers – Graphic45
Tag die – Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations
Dies – Spellbinders Nestabilities (Lacy Squares)
Tools – Creative Memories (Corner Rounder)
Adhesive – Scotch 3M (ATG), Glue Dots, Tombow (Mono Metal)

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Supplies:

Cardstock – Bazzill, Stampin’ Up
Designer paper - Graphic45 Curtain Call (Applause, All That Jazz, Let’s Dance, Tags)
Stamps - Hampton Art (Curtain Call 3)
Ink – Memento (Tuxedo Black), Ranger Distress (Old Paper, Vintage Photo), Staz-On (Jet Black)
Dies – Spellbinders Nestabilities (Lacy Circles, Smooth Circles), Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations (Paper Rosette)
Glitter – Ranger Stickles (Silver)
Flowers – Graphic45
Tools – Imaginisce (i-top)
Canvas – Claudine Hellmuth Studio
Adhesive – Scotch 3M (ATG), Glue Dots

Don't forget to leave a comment on Monday's blog for your chance to win this week's blog prize! This week we want you to tell us your favorite thing about visiting a craft blog. Share your thoughts and you could win! Many thanks to Gloria Stengel for her always fabulous work and inspiration. We're keeping the craft love in full effect all this week so be sure to check back with us tomorrow for more amazing ideas!

Happy Days,

Team Graphic 45

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Book of Love: Family Photo Book by Jane Tragenza and CHA Raffle Announcement

Hello Crafters,

The buzz is in the air! Design team projects are flooding into our offices and we're excited to set sail for Los Angeles this week for CHA! Today we wanted to share a stunning book designed by Jane Tragenza and let you know about a special raffle we'll be having at this year's CHA!

Why: If you have ever seen our booth at CHA – you might be aware we have a lot of amazing samples!  We launched the Graphic 45 Daily CHA Raffle last year at CHA and it was an absolutely hit ever since!

 

How great would it be to leave CHA with samples in tote ready to put out in your store?   Samples created by none other owner and exclusive designer of Graphic 45 papers—Diane Schultz!

 

How: For every $100 you spend on your order at CHA you will be awarded a G45 Raffle ticket.  Every day at CHA we will be gathering at 1:30pm giving the first 30 crafters at the booth a new 8x8 or 12x12 paper pad and raffling off a gorgeous package of our display samples.

 

Where: CHA – The beautiful Graphic 45 Booth #559—look for the clock tower!

 

When: 1:30pm Daily; Beginning Saturday, January 29th-February 1st..

 

Saturday's Raffle- We will be featuring our Once Upon a Springtime Collection.  The first 30 lucky crafters will receive a free 8x8 or 12x12 paper pad!  The raffle package will feature beautiful display samples that were created using our Once Upon a Springtime collection– over a $300 value.

 

Sunday’s Raffle - We will be featuring our Curtain Call Collection.  The first 30 lucky crafters will receive a free 8x8 or 12x12 paper pad!  The raffle package will feature beautiful display samples that were created using our new Curtain Call collection– over a $300 value.

 

 Monday’s Raffle - We will be featuring our Le Cirque Collection.  The first 30 lucky crafters will receive a free 8x8 or 12x12 paper pad!  The raffle package will feature beautiful display samples that were created using our new Le Cirque collection– over a $300 value.

 

Tuesday’s Raffle – Grand Prize Raffle – We will be featuring all of our new collections; Once Upon a Springtime, Curtain Call, Le Cirque, and Graphic 45 Staples. The first 30 lucky crafters will receive a free 8x8 or 12x12 paper pad!  We will be raffling off a combination of display samples featuring all collections –over a $600 value!  Don’t miss this opportunity to take home an amazing display for your store!

 

*Must be present at raffle to win.

**Winner is responsible for shipping prizes from CHA.

***Raffle winners cannot pick up their prize package until Tuesday, February 1st at 2pm.

So lets have a look at this gorgeous and heart-felt book by Jane Tragenza! You're going to adore this beautiful photo book. Here is what Jane had to say about what inspired her to create this little treasure.

"I was so delighted to find that I had made it to the final round for Graphic 45’s design team. I knew straight away what I wanted to make. I love making books, big ones, little ones, it doesn’t matter, I just like making books. I wanted to make a book using all of  Graphic 45’s Collections and use as many of the paper as possible . A different Collection on every page. I wanted to use the papers rather than a lot of embellishments. When you have such beautiful paper you don’t need a lot of other stuff.  I thought I would do it on the people I love. I spent 5 days designing and making the book. It had to be in the states by a certain date and with having to send it from Australia, I didn’t have a lot of time. I am really happy with how it turned out and was thrilled when I found out it got me into the Graphic 45’s Design team for 2010. I cannot thank Graphic 45 enough for letting me be a part of their team.  The other Girls on the team are so talented and we all get on so well. I will be attending CHA this year and am looking forward to meeting some of them for the 1st time." -Jane Tragenza

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I don’t plan my projects at all, I start with a favourite paper and I just cut, I keep adding another layer and keep cutting. For the cover I used papers from Fashionista and Playtimes Past and Domestic Goddess. I added some German Scrap and Alpha’s from Prima. I put some ribbons on top of the letter s to give them a pattern. I made the flower by pleating a strip of paper. I include some of my mini patch work pieces (true love last a life time and moments) I have a passion for miniature and the squares is a obsession. I am working on a major piece which has over 250 squares. It is nearly finished.  I used an old book cover to give it strength, I just covered it with paper. Some embellishments from Tim Holtz, 7 Gypsies and ribbon to finish it off.

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This one is on Malcolm and myself. It has a photo of us in the good old days and one taken last year. For this page I used papers from Fashionista. The border for the top of the page is from A Proper Gentleman. I used some more alphas from Prima and Heidi Swapp. Each page is made from two sheets of bazzil. This way each page opens flat and the pages are back to back, rather than putting them inside each other (if you are a book maker, you will know what I mean). I made a family tree to include our five children.

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This one is on Malcolm, with a pocket for tags. I used papers from Domestic Goddess, A Proper Gentleman and Renaissances Faire. I made three tags to go into the pocket. Each side of a tag is for each child and one tag is for  my daughter who was married last year. When I looked through all my photos I noticed that I didn’t always have a photo of Malcolm and our children as babies. Which is a bit sad, I am sure that I did but just can’t find them. I made all the flowers using punches and Graphic 45’s beautiful papers.

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"When I finished making each page I folded them  in half,  on the back of each page, I have glued a strip of pattered around the fold. This means when you look at the spine, rather than Bazzill you have print paper instead. Each page is then stuck to the back of the next page. When each of the pages are stuck together you can stick ribbons round from the front and back.  Then the covers are glued on front and back. I hope you enjoy looking. I was delighted to have this book feature in Scrapbooking and Beyond. I have had a lot of emails from Ladies wanting more information on making the book, would love to teach it in America but it would need to be a week of classes. I am teaching it in Australia at the moment with about 20 ladies joining me once a month. It will take them 12 months to make, as we are adding a few more pages using some of the new collections from Graphic 45. Thanks for looking!" -Jane Tragenza 

We want to thank Jane for sharing this beautiful book with us. Stay with us all this week as we feature more stunningly inspiring crafts from our design team. We are so excited!

Happy Papercrafting!

Team Graphic 45

 

 

 

 

 

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Rock Star: Contest and Curtain Call LO by Tammy Roberts

Hello Crafters!

Welcome to another amazing week of the Graphic 45 blog! New projects from our design team have been rolling in this week and we can't wait to show you! There are so many gorgeous crafts that utilize our brand new collections Le Cirque and Curtain Call. You will be astonished at the stunning creations these ladies have made! We wanted to start the week off right, with another contest! Yay! This week we want you to tell us your favorite thing about visiting a craft blog. Is it the artistic inspiration? Sharing ideas with your crafting community? Contests? You tell us what you love the most! Leave us a comment on today's blog and you could win this fabulous package of Graphic 45 goodies: a 12x12 Steampunk Debutant paper pad, Sticker Staples, Kraft Envelope Album Staples, Envelope Tag Staples, and Flower Staples! Wow! We will announce our random winner on Friday so be sure to check back!

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And just to get you even more excited about our amazing new paper lines, here's a sneak peek of the amazing inspiration you'll be seeing all week long! Here is a layout designed by Tammy Roberts that features our brand new Curtain Call collection. Have a look at these gorgeously soft colors and textures. Tammy also used our Flower Staples to give this LO some stunning detail.

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That's all for today, crafters. Many thanks to Tammy Roberts for her beautiful work. We are getting excited about CHA and will have so much to show you in the days to come. We look forward to reading your comments. As always, we wish you a fabulous day!

Happy Papercrafting,

Team Graphic 45

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Prize Friday: Inspired By Love Challenge Winner Announcement!

Hello Crafters!

We hope you are having a lovely day where ever you may be. We were blessed with some quasi warm weather in the beginning of the week but now it's cold and rainy again. I'm glad we at least got a small taste of spring weather to remind us of what's to come. It wont be long now before the flowers start beaming through the soil and the trees are teaming with life! Isn't is interesting that we have Valentine's Day, the most lovey-dovey day of the year, in the dead of winter? It's kind of nice! And since love is in the air, we wanted to announce this week's winner of our "Inspired By Love Challenge"! We had so many glorious entries for this challenge and of course we had to pick a winner at random. We want to thank everyone who participated. We plan on having more fun craft challenges in the future and we hope you'll be a part of it.

This week's challenge winner is Renee VanEpps. Renee created a number of cards for the challenge but here is the one that was chosen as the winner! Created using our Once Upon a Springtime collection, this card has such a simple and sweet message.

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Thank you Renee VanEpps! Please contact us at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize. We thought we'd share with you some of the other gorgeous cards that were created for the contest. We hope they help inspire you to create something special for someone you love.

Here is a stunning card by Yvonne Yam using Once Upon a Springtime. Look at all the amazing detail on this card! So bright and happy!

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Sharron Solberg created this vibrant beauty with our Steampunk Debutant collection. I love the look of the frames against the glimmering metal. So stunning!

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Barbie Sanchez created this card using our Once Upon a Springtime collection. I love the amazing rosette! This card has so many pretty layers. It's such a gem!

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We wish we had room to show everyone's card creations. They were all so beautiful. Thank you so much to everyone who made a card. You can see them all at our Facebook Fan Page. Keep up the amazing work, crafters! You bring sun into our lives even on a cloudy day!

Hugs and Candy Hearts,

Team Graphic 45

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Card Utopia: Fun & Fabulous Birthday Card Tutorial by Christie Bryant

Good Day Crafters!

A very happy Thursday to you! We have a special treat in store for you today, a fantastic tutorial by the brilliant Christie Bryant! Christie is one of our fabulous design team members and today she's taking us on a journey through the creation of a gorgeous birthday card using our Once Upon A Springtime collection. This card is so adorable and super fun to make. There always seems to be a new birthday on the horizon so it's great to have a card ready for that special someone in your life. So whether you've got a specific person in mind, or planning ahead for the next looming birthday, this card is the perfect way to show someone you care! So lets go to the magical land of Christie Bryant for a step-by-step lesson in card making!

Fold Out Happy Birthday Card

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Supplies:

1 - 12x12 inch sheet of cream colored cardstock (I used Coredinations Vanilla Cream)
1 - 8x8 inch Once Upon a Springtime Paper Pad
Ink and letter stamps to stamp "Happy" (I used Versafine and Portafolia Wooden Stamps)
Fine white glitter (I used Martha Stewart Crystal Fine Glitter brillo/paillettes)
Sheer cream colored wide ribbon (about 20 inches)
Creamy Brown Cat Eye Chalk
Adhesive
Mod Podge (for glitter)

Tools:
Cricut + Plantin Schoolhouse Alphabet (You may also use any die cut machine or 3" letters you prefer).
Paper cutter
Fine-tip scissors

Directions:

Using a 12x12 inch sheet of cardstock, cut three 4x12 inch strips of paper.

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Fold each strip into three 4x4 inch squares. Chalk edges and folds using creamy brown chalk.

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Cut two 2x4 inch strips (I used Enchanted Forest), fold both strips in half and glue the three cardstock strips together to create on long accordion-style strip.

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Using Graphic 45 Flight of Fancy and a Cricut (or whichever die cut machine you prefer) cut 3 inch letters that read: BIRTHDAY and chalk the edges using your creamy brown chalk. Glitter your "BIRTHDAY" letters using Mod Podge and fine white glitter.

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Using Graphic 45 Enchanted Forest, Stamp: HAPPY on the fairies with toadstools (bottom left-hand corner).  Another idea: you could also use any font you choose from your home computer and feed the paper through your printer.

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Cut three 4x4 squares using each of the following papers:

Flight of Fancy
Primrose Cottage
Tiny Treasures

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Chalk the edges of your paper then attach them to your long strip.

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Last cut out your favorite fairies from Graphic 45 8x8 inch Once Upon a Springtime and Woodland Fantasy.

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Glitter the fairy wings and attach to your HAPPY BIRTHDAY fold out card.

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We hope you've enjoyed this sweet tutorial. We want to thank Christie Bryant for her amazing imagination and for taking the time to share her creations with us. We have many more fantastic craft projects to show you in the days and weeks to come so keep checking back with us! And don't forget that tomorrow we will be announcing the winner of our "Inspired By Love" contest! Oh, it'll be fun!

Have an amazing day!

Team Graphic 45

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A Banner Day: Fun & Fabulous Banner Inspiration by Laura De La Rosa

Hello Crafters!

Our office is buzzing with excitement over our new paper lines, staples and cling stamps! We can't wait for you to get your hands on these fabulous new products! I am always so ecstatic when the new crafts start rolling in. You crafters never cease to impress us with your imaginations! We're really enjoying the stunning cards that are being created for our "Inspired By Love" contest this week. Don't forget to enter your submission on our Facebook Fan Page for your chance to win this week's big prize which we will announce on the blog this Friday! 

Today we are featuring a gorgeous banner designed by the amazing Laura De La Rosa. This banner was created using our Hallowe'en in Wonderland collection and it's overflowing with gorgeous detail. Sure, Halloween was a several months ago but that doesn't mean you can't create something stunning with this dazzling collection. Purple is one of my all-time favorite colors for home decor. There is so much that can be created using Hallowe'en in Wonderland that doesn't have to be specific to Halloween itself. At the same time, it's always good to get a head start on next year's party planning! So have a look at this adorable banner and let the ideas flow!

 "So I created this AWESOME Halloween {BOO} banner! This inspiration came from Christie Bryant  Who is also on the Graphic 45 Design Team. She made this beautiful Banner using Graphic 45's Christmas Past Deluxe Edition Paper Collection. So with this in mind I took the challenge and created a Halloweeen banner using Graphic 45's Hallowe'en in Wonderland Paper Collection. Thanks Christie for this Fun & Awesome idea!" -Laura De La Rosa

Laura De La Rosa's {BOO Banner}

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Supplies:

Graphic 45 Paper Collections:
Hallowe'en in Wonderland Collection: The Mad Hatter, Your'e Late ,Tags, Through the Looking Glass and Hallowe'en in Wonderland
Bazzill:
Cardstock: Raven, Deep Purple 
Ranger:
Paint Dabber: Pitch Black 
Making Memories:
Garmet pins
 Provo Craft:
Cricut Cartridge: Happy Hauntings
Misc:
Ribbons
Crystals
Hat Pins

Many thanks to Laura for her amazing creations. Laura has such a knack for creating playful, vibrant and decadent crafts. We hope she helped inspire some fun ideas for you! More fantastic craft inspiration is on its way so stay tuned!

Warm Wishes,

Team Graphic 45

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A Fairy Tale World: Inspiring Layout Creations by Jenny Svensson

Hello You Beautiful Crafters,

A very happy Tuesday to you! We hope you are all having fun with our "Inspired By Love" challenge this week. To keep you fully inspired we have enlisted the help of our amazing design team to show you some fantastic ideas. Today we're featuring crafts by the brilliant Jenny Svensson. Jenny always has the most amazing and intricate crafts that are simply mesmerizing. Have a gander at these beyond beautiful LOs!

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"This is a very three-dimensional layout. I have created boxes, some using diecut frames from the Steampunk Debutante collection, and some through folding. To make the frames stand out on the layout, and to give some dimension to some of the tags and stickers, I used U cut it foam from Glue Arts, and then I wanted to cover the sides of them. That is where the Xyron came in very handy, because the glue I normally use had some difficulties sticking onto the foam. The Xyron, however, did not. I cut thin strips of paper, and I even used a piece of ribbon from the Trim Staples, and run them through my Xyron, and covered the sides of the boxes." -Jenny Svensson

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Supplies:

Graphic 45: Steampunk Debutante – “Eclectic Emporium”, “Victorian Transformers”, Frames, Tags and 8X8” paper pads. Staples – Trims, Alphabet Stickers, Envelope Tags and Stickers.
Imaginarium Designs: Chipboard Gears
Tattered Angels: Glimmer Mist – Forest Green, Gold
October Afternoon: Mini Market stickers
Glue Arts: U cut it
Xyron 2.5” Create-a-sticker

Our Own Fairy Tale World Layout

"My daughter really believes in fairies, and she also believes that fairies live in the woods and meadows around our farm, which we bought last summer. And yes, we have seen them dancing over the Endless Bog at nightfall. There are even such creatures as hamburger fairies, you know, the kind that create the hamburgers we get at McDonalds. And that isn’t all there is around the farm. There is also the Echo-well, a well in the middle of a meadow, and if you sit by that well and talk, you will hear a very strange echo coming from the woods nearby. There is the Robber’s Rock, with a huge crack in it, big enough to hide in! And believe it or not, we have our very own lemonade tree, just like the one Pippi Longstocking has in her garden, where you can pick as many bottles of lemonade you want. So it looks like we’ve got ourselves a real fairy tale world!" -Jenny Svensson

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Supplies:

Graphic 45: Once Upon a Springtime – “Tiny Treasures”, “Flight of Fancy”, “Once Upon a Springtime”, “Woodland Fantasy”, Staples – Trims.
Imaginarium Designs: Chipboard Swirls
Pink Paislee: Expressions Cushies Alphabet
Prima: Crystal and Pearls Swirl, Bronte Blooms
Ranger: Distress Crackle paint Picket Fence

We want to thank Jenny for her gorgeous and whimsical creations. Honestly, the moment I saw these I wanted to rush off and create something awesome. We hope you had a similar reaction. We've got lots more craft inspiration in store for you this week so we hope you'll visit us again here at the Graphic 45 blog.

Have a fantastic day, crafters!

Team Graphic 45

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A Cornucopia of Color: Amazing Creations by Tammy Roberts

Hello Crafters!

Welcome to another fun-filled week here at Graphic 45! More fabulous crafts, contests, and inspiration beyond belief! We got such overwhelmingly positive feedback last week when we unveiled our new paper collections, embellishments, and cling stamp collaboration with Hampton Art. We were so happy to read all of your comments and we can't wait for all of you to get your hands on these great new products. Also, don't forget about this week's amazing card challenge! All you need to do is design a sweet Valentine's card for someone you love using Graphic 45 paper and post it to our Facebook Fan Page. You could win a beautiful bounty of Graphic 45 and Fiskars products! We will choose a random winner and announce them on Friday. We can't wait to see what you dream up!

We have some fantastic projects to show you today! These gorgeous creations were made by the amazing Tammy Roberts of our design team. She has a beautiful layout and card that she has designed using our Once Upon A Springtime and Steampunk Debutant collections. These stunning crafts are packed full of so many adorable and delicate details, they are sure to inspire you!

"I love the soft and delicate look of the "Once Upon a Springtime" papers. I really took advantage of that in this layout... the soft color palette was perfect for this photo of my daughter." -Tammy Roberts
 

I Admire You Layout:

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Supplies:
Graphic 45 "Once Upon a Springtime" papers
Graphic 45 Staples collection - Chipboard Buttons
Tim Holtz - Paint & Ink
Webster's Pages - Flower Bloomers, Lace, Letter Stickers & Heart
Jane Tregenza - Chipboard Fence
Prima - Flowers & Letter Stickers
Tattered Angels - Glimmer Mist (Crushed Shells)
Martha Stewart - Butterfly Punch
Clear Art Stamps - Sentiment Stamp
Papertrey Ink - Button
Ranger - Stickles
Adhesives - Tombow & Beacon
Own Stash - Fabric Piece & Doily

And have a look at this stunning card that Tammy created using our Steampunk Debutant collection. These striking images and saturating colors are absolutely perfect for cards. Look at how lovely this is!

"It was time to bring out the "Steampunk" and I came up with this little card. I cut the image out and used it as my focal point. I love the color combination!" -Tammy Roberts
Thinking of You Card:

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Supplies:

Graphic 45 "Steampunk Debutante" paper collection
Papertrey Ink - Cardstock
Prima - Lace
Clear Art Stamps - Sentiment Stamp
Tim Holtz - Ink
Tattered Angels - Glimmer Mist (Crushed Shells)
Adhesives - Tombow & Beacon
Own Stash - Ribbon, Flower & Tag

Many thanks to the wonderful Tammy Roberts for her amazing work. We hope she helped inspire some wonderful ideas for you today. We have lots more inspiration on the way this week. And don't forget about this week's super fun "Inspired By Love" card challenge! It's going to be a fantastic week of fun!

Have a beautiful day, crafters!

Team Graphic 45

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The Full Unveil: The Brand New Graphic 45 Collections Are Here!

Hello There Crafters!

Well, we have arrived! Today is the day! Every single image from our brand new collections are now available to view on our website! We didn't want to keep you waiting one second longer. Just click on the images below to see the full gamut of papers and embellishments. Let the inspiration commence! We also want to quickly announce the winner of the Prize Friday blog contest! We asked you to submit a comment for Monday's blog telling us what you would create if you had the full collection of Le Cirque. Sometimes our first impressions are the best ones. It's nice to have a look at something for the very first time and take note of your initial ideas. This week's random winner is Tigerberry. Here is what she had to say about her first inspiration with Le Cirque.

"I love these sheets. Give me the Dazzle and Delight along with the Greatest Show on Earth and I would scrap photos of my grandson clowning around, doing silly things. For the Bohemian Floral, it would take me back to the 60's when we wore the full skirts. I believe I have a picture or two that would go great with that page." -Tigerberry

Tigerberry please email us at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize. And many thanks to all of you who submitted comments this week. We will be announcing a fantastic prize challenge on our blog tomorrow so be sure to check it out. Without further ado, we proudly present the newest collections from Graphic 45!

Le Cirque

Step right up and let the grandeur of the Big Top captivate you with child-like delight! Introducing “Le Cirque,” the newest and most fabulously fun paper collection around. It’s a dazzling showcase of vivid color and stunning imagery unlike any other! Inspired by classic circus images from the early 20th century, “Le Cirque” will inspire your imagination to take flight like a trapeze artist gliding through the air. This whimsical collection features a full spectrum of spectacular color including: cerulean blues, weathered reds, verdant greens, sunny yellows, supported by rich blacks and antique cream and ivory. Let “Le Cirque” turn all your creations into the greatest show on earth!

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Curtain Call

Take your seat center stage for the classiest show in town! Ladies and Gentleman, we are proud to introduce “Curtain Call,” an elegant paper collection that harkens back to the golden age of entertainment. Inspired by the birth of jazz, lavish stage shows, and the silent film era, this razzle-dazzle paper collection will have you swinging! Soft creams and striking black colors give this collection an authenticity of old Hollywood. Immerse your imagination in the glitz and glamour of times gone by. With “Curtain Call” all of your crafts will get top billing!

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Once Upon A Springtime

Bring some bloom into your life with our gorgeous new collection Once Upon a Spring Time. This luscious new line is inspired by vintage storybooks and postcards of yesteryear. With vibrant pastel colors, classic and fanciful graphics, and just a touch of pixie dust. Your imagination will run wild like a child in field of daisies! We’ve brought together all the elements that made our favorite vintage storybooks so captivating: fairies, flowers, butterflies, and the warm-hearted animals of the forest, just to name a few. When combined with the exhilarating and playful colors of spring, the result is pure paper magic! Mossy greens, lavish turquoises, romantic pinks and soft blues. Everything you need to make your projects radiate with wonder and delight. If Hans Christian Andersen were into crafting, surely this is the paper he’d be using. With names such as Woodland Fantasy, Flight of Fancy, Primrose Cottage, and Fairy Folk, our elegant new line is sure to capture your heart and inspire your creativity.

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Metal Staples

Unlock the possibilities with this gorgeous and innovative new collection of Metal Staples from Graphic 45. Give all your crafts a delicately authentic vintage look with these unique heirloom-quality embellishments. Gorgeously weathered antique brass patina and strikingly detailed raised design make this new collection the perfect addition to any project. Give depth and weight to altered books, scrapbooks, layouts, and mixed media projects with brilliant vintage-inspired doorplates, knobs, and hinges. Pliable metal flowers make the perfect adornment for your most treasured creations. Make an unforgettable impression that will stand the test of time with this durable and exquisite new Metal Staples collection exclusively from Graphic 45.

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Graphic 45 & Hampton Art Cling Stamps

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Curtain Call Stamps

Le Cirque Stamps

Once Upon A Springtime Stamps

This has been such an exciting week and we are so grateful to have such a fantastic crafting community with whom to share our new products! We are ecstatic to see the amazing things you will dream up using our new collections. And as always we will be featuring more amazing crafts from our design to keep you inspired. Have a fantastic weekend, crafters!

Very happily yours,

Team Graphic 45

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Sneak Peek: New Graphic 45 Metal Staples

Hello Crafters!

Welcome back to another thrilling day of sneak peeks here at Graphic 45! Today we're unveiling the very first glimpses of our brand new line of embellishments! We are proud to introduce the new Graphic 45 Metal Staples! Unlock the possibilities with this gorgeous and innovative new collection of Metal Staples from Graphic 45. Give all your crafts a delicately authentic vintage look with these unique heirloom-quality embellishments. Gorgeously weathered antique brass patina and strikingly detailed raised design make this new collection the perfect addition to any project. Give depth and weight to altered books, scrapbooks, layouts, and mixed media projects with brilliant vintage-inspired doorplates, knobs, and hinges. Pliable metal flowers make the perfect adornment for your most treasured creations. Make an unforgettable impression that will stand the test of time with this durable and exquisite new Metal Staples collection exclusively from Graphic 45.

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Wow! Amazing! We hope to see you back here tomorrow for the full unveil of all our new product! See it all right here! We're also going to be announcing this week's blog contest winner. It'll be a full day of jaw-dropping sights! Be there!

Have a fantastically lovely day!

Team Graphic 45 

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Inspired By Love Card Challenge

Hello Crafters!

We hope you are enjoying your Saturday. Where ever you are, we hope you are having a relaxing day. We have a special announcement to make! This week we are having a super fun challenge where you can win an amazing craft prize! Since Valentine's Day is coming up, we thought it would be fun to have a card-making challenge inspired by love. Using Graphic 45 paper, design a Valentine's card for someone you love and post it on our Facebook Fan page. You can post as many different cards as you want and each card counts as one entry for the challenge. Translation, the more cards you make, the more chances you have to win! Have a look at this amazing prize! A beautiful Graphic 45 Once Upon A Springtime 12x12 Paper Pad, Graphic 45 Envelope Tag Staples, Graphic 45 Trim Staples, a Fiskars Starter set, and two Fiskars Everywhere Punches. Imagine the wonders you could create with these goodies!

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We can't wait to see the beautiful cards that you all come up with! The winner will be chosen randomly from our Facebook Fan site and announced on Friday, January 21. So put those scissors to work and create something gorgeous for someone you love. Here are some beautiful examples of love-inspired cards by Gloria Stengel of our design team to help get you inspired.

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Supplies:
Cardstock - American Crafts
Punches - Martha Stewart
Pearls - Prima
Charm - Making Memories
Ribbon/lace - scrapbook store
Adhesive - Tombow (mono metal), Scotch 3M (foam tape, double-sided tape), Glue Dots

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Wedding-Card-1
  Flirt-Card1
We can't wait to see the beautiful creations you'll dream up for this week's challenge!

Happy Papercrafting!

Team Graphic 45

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Sneak Peek Splendor: New Cling Stamps From Graphic 45 & Hampton Art

Hello Lovely Crafters,

The fun continues today as we unveil more sensational products from our brand new paper collections Le Cirque, Curtain Call, and Once Upon A Springtime. Today we're premiering the brand new cling stamp collaboration with Hampton Art!  Le Cirque, Curtain Call and Once Upon A Springtime are the three latest and greatest collections from Graphic 45! Now these gorgeous vintage images can be yours in cling stamp form! The new Hampton Art cling stamp collection incorporates images from all three of our newest collections. These beautiful stamps will be premiering at CHA and are a must-have for your next craft project! Look for them very soon anywhere Hampton Art stamps are sold! Also, don't forget to leave a comment on Monday's blog for your chance to win this week's fabulous blog prize. Tell us what you would make if you had our new Le Cirque collection in your hands right now! The winner will be announced Friday so stay tuned! Okay, let's get this show on the road! Behold the brand new cling stamps inspired by our gorgeous new collections! 

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Once Upon A Springtime 1

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Once Upon A Springtime 3

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Are you overwhelmed with excitement yet? Well be sure to tune in tomorrow as we unveil a super amazing new collection of goodies that will have you swooning with enchantment! Until then, have a fantastic day!

Ecstatically Yours,

Team Graphic 45

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New Graphic 45 Collection "Le Cirque" Sneak Peek!

Hello Crafters!

Welcome to another week of fun at the Graphic 45 blog! This week is going to be out of this world! We've got sneak peeks of our new collections all week long and a new chance for you to win some fabulous crafting goodies! We don't want you to wait one second longer so here we go!

Step right up and get ready to let the grandeur of the Big Top inspire you with child-like delight! Introducing Le Cique, the newest and most fun paper collection in town! With vibrant colors and playful vintage images and patterns inspired by the old time circus, your imagination will take flight like a trapeze artist gliding through the air. Stay with us as we unveil new papers from this gorgeous collection all week long!

"Dazzle and Delight"

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"Bohemian Floral"

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"Greatest Show on Earth"

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We're also having a super fun contest this week! Take a look at these images and tell us the first idea that comes to your mind! If you had a beautiful array of Le Cirque papers in your hand right now, what would you make? An altered object? A layout? Maybe an adorable banner? Tell us your ideas and you could win this terrific package of Graphic 45 goodies. A 12x12 Hallowe'en in Wonderland Paper Pad, a pack of Black Policy Envelope Staples, Sticker Staples, and Chipboard Button Staples. Ooh! Winner will be chosen at random and announced on Friday.

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Have a beautiful Monday and we hope to see you back here tomorrow when we unveil more stunning images of our new collections!

Happy Papercrafting!

Team Graphic 45

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Curtain Call: New Graphic 45 Collection Sneak Peek!

Hello You Lovely Crafters,

A very happy day to you all. We are so excited to present another sneak peek of one of our newest collections "Curtain Call" today. We welcome you to the world premier of this gorgeous new collection that is sure to inspire and captivate.

Take your seat center stage for the classiest show in town! Ladies and Gentleman, we are proud to introduce “Curtain Call,” an elegant paper collection that harkens back to the golden age of entertainment. Inspired by the birth of jazz, lavish stage shows, and the silent film era, this razzle-dazzle paper collection will have you swinging! Soft creams and striking black colors give this collection an authenticity of old Hollywood. Immerse your imagination in the glitz and glamour of times gone by. With “Curtain Call” all of your crafts will get top billing!

"All That Jazz"

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"Lets Dance"

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"The Cinema"

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Stay with us all week as we present more images from our new collections "Le Cirque" and "Curtain Call" as well as other fabulous new products you're sure to love.

Have a Glorious Day!

Team Graphic 45

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A Collector of True Beauty: The Fabulous Creations of Robin Shakoor

Hello Crafters,

A very happy Friday to you! This is going to be an amazing day of craft inspiration as we are featuring the work of Robin Shakoor. But really quick, we wanted to announce the winner of this week's blog contest! We asked you to tell us what you do to stay in good spirits during the cold winter months. We got lots of lovely responses and as usual we had to choose our winner at random. This week's winner is Carol Thompson. This is what she had to say about her favorite winter activity.

"During winter....After the kids are out the door to school...Put an old movie on...and sit at my desk and scrap in peace........ DELIGHTFUL !!!"

Carol Thompson, please email us at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Many thanks to everyone who participated this week! And now we're off to the brilliant world of Robin Shakoor!

Every now and then we stumble upon a shining talent that enlivens our imaginations and warms our hearts. Today's featured artist exemplifies the kind of artistic technique and classic nostalgia in which Graphic 45 paper designs are rooted. Meet Robin Shakoor, an accomplished scrapbooker and artist to the core. Her work is lively, beautifully textured, and a perfect blend of vibrant color and form. Take a look at her blog or online gallery and you'll know instantly that she's a crafter of the highest caliber. Here is what Robin had to say about her work.

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"Since February, 2008 I have been an avid paper crafter.  I have done arts and crafts and floral design for over 10 years.  Inspiring others by sharing paper crafting techniques has always been my passion. I would describe myself as a multifaceted scrapbooker.  I love everything from vintage to shabby chic.  I like to bring out the design details and beauty of the papers and embellishments I use.   I discovered Graphic 45 at my local scrapbook store in the spring of 2009.  I inherited quite a few family heirloom photos and thus my vintage journey began.  The color palette and vintage designs of the papers I used for my heritage projects really brought out the beauty of my photos. It is the beauty and intricate designs of Graphic 45 papers that have kept me a fan year after year.  I have quite a large collection of Graphic 45 papers, some to use and some to keep!  I guess you could call me a collector of true beauty."

-Robin Shakoor

Have a look at this tremendous collection of gorgeous work that Robin has created using Graphic 45 papers. The work speaks for itself. It overflows with beautify, tenderness, and just the right amount of artistic experimentation. It's obvious that Robin has a distinct vision which is  astonishingly beautiful.

   Thank You Card

Card created with our Steampunk Debutant.

Bridal Card

Layout creating using Le Romantique

Uncle Bill

Layout created using Playtimes Past

High Style

Layout created using Fashionista

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Layout created using Renaissance Faire, Le Romantique, and Playtimes Past

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Layout created using Steampunk Debutant

Wild Life

Layout created using Playtimes Past, and Botanicabella

  Sweet Cheeks

Layout created using Once Upon a Springtime

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Layout created using Le Romantique

Frame

Layout created using Botanicabella

Cherish

Layout created using Playtimes Past, and Botanicabella

We want to thank Robin Shakoor for her tremendous talent and willingness to let us share her work with all of you today. We hope she helped inspire some fantastic ideas. Be sure to check out her amazing blog for more gorgeous crafts. We hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

Happy Days,

Team Graphic 45

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Graphic 45 Super Sneak Peek Announcement!

Hello Crafters!

Are you sitting down? Good! We have a hugely exciting announcement to make! We know you've all been waiting patiently to catch a glimpse of the new paper collections and other exciting products that have been in the works here at Graphic 45. Well your wait is almost over! Starting Monday, January 11th, we will be unveiling images of our two brand new collections! Your heart will flutter with glee when you catch a glimpse of these beautiful new papers, designed to inspire splendor and endless curiosity.

The fist collection will captivate you with child-like delight with its vibrant colors, whimsical images and pure jubilation! It's fun for children of all ages! Step right up and feast your eyes on this larger than life paper collection that is sure to astonish! Your imagination will leap to gigantic new heights once you get a gander of this capricious new collection. 

Our second new collection is a bit on the softer side. Immerses your senses in the romance of a simpler time, a time when the world had just learned to swing, when grand stage shows reigned supreme, and entertainment was in its gilded age. You'll marvel at the beauty of this bombshell collection. Loaded with luxurious images and creamy colors, this collection will conjure the nostalgia of this razzle-dazzle era.

We're also releasing a groundbreaking new line of products that go with all of our collections. Take your crafts to new and exciting heights with these fantastic new lines that will change the way you think about papercrafting. Join the craft revolution with these jaw-droppingly gorgeous new products that will stun and inspire you!

So be sure to check us out all next week! Be among the first to see these radiant new collections by Graphic 45. You wont believe your eyes!

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Excitedly Yours,

Team Graphic 45

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Happy Cards: Amazing Card Designs by Gloria Stengel

Hello Crafters!

Welcome to another fantastic edition of the Graphic 45 blog. We are so thrilled to bring you today's stunning projects by Gloria Stengel. But first up, we wanted to give you a chance to win this week's big blog prize! Yay! A Once Upon a Springtime 12x12 paper pad as well as a bunch of beautiful Graphic 45 Staples. Just leave us a blog comment telling us your favorite winter activity. What do you do to stay in joyful spirits during the cold winter months? Personally, I like to cook lots of soups and stews and of course do a ton of crafting. Share your happy ideas with us and you could win!  The winner will be announced on Prize Friday, as we do every Friday. 

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This has been a fun week so far of projects featuring our stunning new Once Upon a Springtime collection. We're keeping the ball rolling today with these fantastic and easy to make cards by Gloria. I don't know about you, but I think a handmade card can sometimes be better than a spendy gift! Who doesn't love a beautiful handmade card? They are such a lovely and personal way to show you care. So lets have a look at these super cute cards by Gloria. The holidays may be over, but any time is a good time to give someone a beautiful card.

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Supplies:

Graphic45: Once Upon a SpringtimePixie Post, Tiny Treasures, Flight of Fancy, Spellbound, Fairy Folk, Butterfly Kisses, Woodland Fantasy)
Cardstock – Bazzill, American Crafts, Stampin’ Up
Ink – Memento (Tuxedo Black), Ranger Distress (Old Paper, Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar)
Gelly Roll pens – glaze, white, star dust
Pearls – Queen and Company (snowflake, citrus orange), Kaiser (snow)
Rhinestones – Kaiser (green)
Flowers and leaves – Wild Orchid Crafts, Memory Makers, Hero Arts
Pins – fabric store
Glitter – Ranger Stickles (star dust)
Paint pen – Viva Pearl Pen (apricot, light green, moss green)
Ribbon and trims – Stamping Details stock
Sentiment stamps – Hero Arts (Essential Messages, All Occasion Messages)
Dies – Spellbinders Nestabilities (smooth ovals, scallop ovals, smooth circles, lacy circles)
Punches - Martha Stewart

Be sure to check out the stamps by Loralie Designs that Gloria used to create this fabulous cards. We want to thank her once again for her gorgeous work. We hoped she helped inspire some great ideas for you! We have many more fun crafts in store for you this week so keep checking back with us.

Happy Days!

Team Graphic 45

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A House of Enchantment: Fairy House by Jenny Svensson

Hello You Fabulous Crafters!

A very happy Tuesday to you! I am so excited to show you today's fantastic design team project! It's so unbelievably amazing, you wont believe your eyes. So lets just get right to it, shall we? Today's project was created by the brilliant Jenny Svensson. I feel like my words wont do justice to this clever craft. Here is what Jenny had to say about the creation of this magnificent work of art using our Once Upon a Springtime collection. 

"I made this fairy house for my daughter, very much inspired by the latest Tinkerbell movie, of course. I made the house out of double layers of cardstock and covered the outside and inside with patterned papers. The roof lies loose on top of the house, and it is made from patterned paper and cardstock that I have cut in narrow strips, although I left about half an inch uncut, and then I rolled it all together and spread out the strips as evenly as possible on top of a paper cone. The porch roof is made from punched-out photo corners. This house is inhabited by a little fairy who loves to surround herself with beautiful things, such as flowers, lace pillows, and beautiful paintings on the walls. And what do you know; she is a scrapbooking fairy, in the middle of a project using the Once Upon a Springtime papers, which I cut from the front cover of the 8X8” paper pad." -Jenny Svensson

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Supplies:

Graphic 45: Once Upon a Springtime papers and tags, Staples buttons and stickers
Bazzill: green cardstock
Miscellaneous buttons, lace, trims and flowers from stash.

Isn't that just astonishing? I am continuously amazed by the brilliant ways our design team uses our papers! We want to thank Jenny for her amazing work. This project has got me thinking about other houses that we could make with our paper collections. Or maybe I'll just build a life sized version of Jenny's fairy house in my backyard. A girl can dream, can't she?

Have a marvelous day everyone!

Team Graphic 45

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Spring Melodies: Gorgeous Mini Album by Tammy Roberts

Good Day Crafters!

We hope you are feeling rejuvenated after an exciting New Years! We were lucky to get a few days of sunshine which is pretty rare this time of year. And while it was freezing cold, it was still nice to get a little vitamin D over the weekend. Now that the holidays are over, it's time to start looking for new ways to make winter fun.  It's still beautiful of course, but around this time of year I tend to start yearning for some warmth and color.  That's one of the reasons why I love our "Once Upon a Springtime" collection. It's like having your very own vernal equinox! It's bright, enchanting, and uplifting like a warm spring day. 

Today we're bringing you an amazing mini album designed by Tammy Roberts of our design team. Using our "Once Upon a Springtime" collection, Tammy has created this stunning album that radiates with happy detail. Have a look at these pages of instant smiles.

"I made this album with my daughter in mind. She loves to carry pictures and notes from me, so this Kraft Album was perfect for her to tuck her notes and pictures in the pockets and I stamped sentiments of how I feel about her so it would remind her of how I feel about her and how much I love her." -Tammy Roberts
  
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Supplies:

Graphic 45 "Staples" collection - Kraft Envelope Album
Graphic 45 "Once Upon a Springtime" paper collection
Graphic 45 "Once Upon a Springtime" Tag Sheet
Graphic 45 "Staples" collection - Chipboard Buttons, Flowers & Trim
Tim Holtz - Ink & Paint
Tattered Angels - Butterfly Chipboard, Frame Chipboard & Glimmer Mist
Jenni Bowlin - Bingo Cards & Ink
My Mind's Eye - Journaling Cards
7Gypsies - Journaling Card
Papertrey Ink - Stamps, Buttons & Felt
Clear Art Stamps - Clear Stamps
Webster's Pages - Trim & Flower Bloomers
Maya Road - Stick pins & Flower
Jane Tregenza - Chipboard Fence
Martha Stewart - Tags & Glitter
Diamond Dust
Ranger - Stickles
Adhesives - Tombow & Beacon
Own Stash - Ribbon, Key, Doily & Lace

 

Wow, so amazing! We want to thank Tammy for her brilliant work as always. We hope she helped inspire all of you out there to create something beautiful and meaningful for someone you love. We wish you all a wonderful day. 

Stay warm!

Team Graphic 45

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