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Objet d'art: Altered Art by Nancy Wethington

Hello Crafters,

Happy Thursday and welcome to our blog today! Get ready to be inspired by some beautiful works of art! This week has been all about home decor and fun altered art ideas. Today Nancy Wethington of our design team has created some fun and adorable crafts that you're sure to love. There's an adorable Magic of Oz tornado house and a gorgeous Christmas Emporium altered art box with accordion-fold mini album! So many sweet ideas in one blog post! This first project is out of this world. Check out this wonderful tornado house that's affixed atop two gorgeous altered boxes. The house is on a spring so it moves around like a tornado! Leave it to Nancy Wethington to come up with such a clever idea! Take a look at this marvelous gem!

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CHA-S Project 2-2

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Supplies:

Graphic 45 Magic of Oz
Poppy Fields
Yellow Brick Road
Tenderhearted Tin Man
Emerald City
Scatterbrained Scarecrow
Parcel Post
Wicked
Magic of Oz Chipboard Die-Cuts 1 & 2

Graphic 45 Staples:
Metal Flower Staples
Metal Button Staples

Miscellaneous:
The round box, star box and small house are paper mache and came from Michael's.  I've had them forever so not sure if they are still available.  The house was a paper mache Christmas ornament so Michael's may carry them again soon.
The star wand came from Hobby Lobby.
Miscellaneous chipboard for the chimney bricks
Miscellaneous red acrylic paint (to re-color the Graphic 45 Metal Button Staples)
Miscellaneous jewelry pliers (to bend leaves of Graphic 45 Metal Flower Staples)
Miscellaneous spring (from local hardware store)Adhesives:
Scotch ATG gun with Scotch ATG Gold 1/4" tape
3-in-1 Adhesive
Wonder Tape
Art Glitter Glue
Miscellaneous black pop-dots
Golden Molding Paste (for the brick work)Tools:
Carl Cutter15" DC220-E
Tonic/Tim Holtz Non-Stick Scissors
Fiskars Micro-Tip Scissors #5 (Item # 94817897J)
Martha Stewart 1" Scallop Circle Punch (SKU MS283024)
EK Success Circles Large Edger Punch (Item # EA879295 *54-50021*)
Tim Holtz Alterations: Mini Paper RosettesRanger Products:
Stickles:  Black Diamond; Yellow; Lavender; Lime Green
Ice Stickles: Lemon Ice
Suze Weinburg Glitz Stickles: Tiara
Suze Weinburg Pure Glitz: Ruby Slippers
Distress Inks:  Black Soot; Vintage PhotoOther Glitter and Bling:
Martha Stewart Fire Opal Glitter (used on edges of wand)
Glitz square black crystals
Want2Scrap Say It With Bling black and clear round crystalsRibbon:  May Arts

This next beautiful craft, also by Nancy Wethington, is a beautiful Christmas Emporium altered art box. This is a perfect example of the holiday bliss that can be created with our beautiful new Christmas Emporium collection and 5x8 Kraftboard Altered Art Box! Check out these fantastic photos. Every detail of this box is so lovely. You can also see some spectacular uses for our wonderful Metal Staples. The essence of Christmas comes to life with this beautiful holiday treasure!

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Supplies:

Graphic 45:
Staples: Ornate Metal Door Plate; Metal Flowers; Metal Buttons; Metal Tag; Trim Staples (Lace); Black Policy Envelopes
Christmas Emporium Collection: Christmas Emporium; Happy Holidays; Toyland; Merry & Bright; Joyous Noel; A Christmas Carol; Special Delivery; 'Tis the Season; Believe; Santa Express
Christmas Emporium Tags #1 and #2
Other Paper:
Creative Imaginations Transparency
Bazzill Cardstock:  Ivy (T5-589); Brick (T2-270); Black/OP (T10-1022)
Core'dinations Card Set (Darks)Adhesive:
E6000 for metal pieces
Scotch ATG Gun with Scotch ATG 1/4" Gold
Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive
Wonder TapeCutter and Scissors:
Carl Cutter 15" Rotary DC220-e
Fiskars Precision Scissors
Tonic/Tim Holtz ScissorsRanger Products:
Distress Inks:  Vintage Photo; Walnut Stain; Fired Brick; Peeled Paint
Stickles: Platinum; Yellow; Xmas Red; Lime Green; Candy Cane
Glossy Accents (used on Santa's glasses on book cover)
Ink ApplicatorsTim Holtz Idea-ology:
Mini Stapler + Staples
Memo PinsRibbon:
May Arts
Hug Snug Seam BindingMiscellaneous:
Bell (unknown origin)
Brads: Bazzill
Eyelets:  We R Memory Keepers
Miscellaneous chain
Craf-T-Products Metallic Rub-Ons: Earth Tones Kit #2
Bookbinding Thread: Black
Miscellaneous Craft PickTools:
Spellbinders Grand Calibur
Spellbinders Dies: Fancy Tags Three (S5-031); Grand 12" Illumination Border (S7-004); Fleur de Lis Rectangles (S4-317)
We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-Dile
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: Lace Tree

We hope you all enjoyed today's fabulous crafts. Huge thanks to the amazing Nancy Wethington for her amazing creations. We will be back tomorrow with more inspiring crafts. We will be announcing winners for our wedding layout craft challenge, as well as a winner for this week's blog contest. You wont want to miss this! Have a great day, Crafters!

Happy Papercrafting!

Team Graphic 45

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Divinely Decorated: More G45 Home Decor Ideas

Hello Crafters,

Happy Wednesday to you all! We're so pleased that you're joining us for another superb day of crafting here at Graphic 45! So far this week has been really fun. We've been exploring some gorgeous ideas for home decor and today we're keeping that theme alive! Jack & Cat Curio and Sherry Cheever of our design team have created some amazingly beautiful projects that are guaranteed to dazzle you! There is something so special and gratifying about taking something ordinary and turning into something extraordinary. Today you will see examples of this very thing! First up is this spectacular printer's tray by Jack & Cat Curio. There are so many stunning little details in this piece. Each section is a world all its own! Behold the brilliance! 

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Supplies:

Tim Holtz  Idea-ology Collection - Configurations  Print Tray
Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante Collection:
Time Warp, Nouveau Artistry, Steampunk Debutante, Mechanical Mind, Frames, Modern Marvels, Time Flies, Ephemera Extraordinaire
Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman-Tags
Graphic 45 Staples: Trims, Metal flowers, Metal buttons, Chipboard Buttons, Metal Tags
Chipboard Tag Set for Graphic 45-Leaky Shed Studio
Gears and Cogs Set-Leaky Shed Studio
Oval Frame-Leaky Shed Studio
9 Cogs on board-Imaginarium Designs
Kaisercraft Wood Flourishes: Keys
Tim Holtz Idea-ology:
Games spinners, metal clock faces, fragments clear tiles, corked vials, numerals, pen nibs, Plaquettes, Fractured Dolls, grunge block, light bulbs, Adornments - Regal,
Plastic toys, door flange, pendants, key, plastic numbers, seam binding, thread spools, metallic fibers, plastic frame, old dictionary pages, German Glass Glitter, small pearls
Aluminum Metal Tape
Ranger Alcohol Ink-Pitch Black
Ranger Distress Ink-Walnut Stain, Black Soot, Tea Dye
Ranger Distress Stain-Walnut Stain
Ranger Perfect Pearls-Gold
Ranger Multi-Medium Matte
Crafters Pick Ultimate Glue
Molding Paste
Metal Effects Reactive Paint - Iron
Kaisercolour paint-Sea Breeze, White
Ranger Distress Embossing Ink
Ranger Embossing Powders:  Copper, Antiquities Verdigris, Antiquities Rust
Ranger Stickles-Diamond, Rock Candy

This next piece was created by the amazing Sherry Cheever. Using our new collection An ABC Primer, Sherry has dressed up an old birdhouse and transformed it into an adorable treasure. She's even included her wonderful botanical paper creations to give this birdhouse a gorgeous and natural look. So inspiring!

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Supplies:

Graphic 45:  An ABC Primer, Metal Tags

Spellbinders:  LF-005 Grand Peony Creations, S5-051 Fanciful Flight, S4-328 Foliage, P5-002 Petal Pack, Presto Punch, Grand CaliburPaint/Inks:  Ranger Archival Jet Black; Ranger Crushed Olive, Spiced Marmalade and Black Soot Distress Stains; Ranger Vintage Photo Distress Ink; Black Acrylic PaintStamps:  Stampers Anonymous SwirlsEmbellishments:  Maya Road Pearl Trinket Pin and Mini Clothespin; Black Artistic Wire; Corsage Pins; idea-ology GrungePaper; Wood Birdhouse
Tools:  Ranger Claudine Hellmuth Studio Multi-Medium Matte, Glossy Accents, Matte Accents, UTEE and Melting Pot; Hot Glue Gun

That's all for today, Crafters. Huge thanks to Jack & Cat Curio and Sherry Cheever for their fabulous creations today. We hope they got you thinking about home decor projects that you'd like to try. Remember to leave a blog or Facebook comment this week for your chance to win this week's blog prize. Tell us how you like to display your crafts once you've completed them. Do you frame them, hang them on a wall, give them away to a loved one, put them in a album? We'd love to hear your opinion! Have a fantastic day and please join us tomorrow for more glorious craft ideas!

With Love and Paper Flowers,

Team Graphic 45

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Circus of Imagination: Le Cirque Home Decor

Hello Crafters,

We are so glad you are joining us on this glorious Tuesday! Things here are Graphic 45 couldn't be better and we've got some spectacular crafts to share with you today. For the past couple of days we've been exploring some fun ideas for home decor. Today we're going to show you some marvelous Le Cirque crafts by Tara Orr and Melanie Forbes of our design team. Tara has created a simple but absolutely adorable Le Cirque clock that you are sure to love. Melanie has made a beautiful and super fun Le Cirque wall hanging. Both of these projects are sure to sweep you off your feet and give you lots of inspiring ideas! So lets get to it! First up is Tara Orr's amazing altered clock. Yet again Tara manages to create the most inspiring crafts from simple thrift store finds! Here is what she had to say about this wonderful treasure.

"I love altering things in a simple way.  This clock originally had a face with a Rooster on it and red ringers.  When I saw it I immediately thought that Graphic 45's Door Knobs could easily replace the ringers. All I'd have to do was put a cool image on the face using some of their papers!  When I got home, I took the clock apart, removed the face and replaced it with a bright image from Graphic 45's Le Cirque Collection.  Thankfully I was able to put everything back together.  I then removed the original ringers and replaced those with some Geometric Door Knobs that I had painted red and finished with some glossy Mod Podge to match the shine in the body of the clock." -Tara Orr

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Supplies:

Graphic 45:
 
Other Supplies:
Acrylic Paint by DecoArt
Mod Podge by Plaid
Distress Ink in Vintage Photo by Ranger
Clock found at thrift store ($2.00!)

This next piece was created by Melanie Forbes. It's a vibrant and whimsical Le Cirque wall hanging! Melanie is amazing at creating clever and beautiful pieces of home decor. There are so many fun details in this wall hanging! It really is like stepping under the big top! Just imagine how sweet this would look in a child's room. Although it really is beautiful enough to look amazing in any room of the house!

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Supplies:

Graphic 45: Le Cirque Collection:
Le Cirque
Circus Parade
Manifique
Extravaganza
Dazzle and Delight
Greatest Show on Earth
Le Cirque tags


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Circus Friends CIR001
Circus Big Top CIR 003
Rectangular Shadowbox SBR004
Miniature Houses TMH001
Flourish with a Bling – Rhinestones Black and Silver
Smooch – Moonlight, Sundance
VIVA Precious Metal Colours #603 & #404
Tim Holtz Distress ink – vintage Photo & Black Soot

Well, that's all for today. Thank you all so much for joining us and huge thanks to Tara Orr and Melanie Forbes for their gorgeous projects! We will be right back here tomorrow with more fun crafts for you to enjoy. Don't forget that you can post your Graphic 45 projects on our Faceboook page, Ning site or web gallery! We'd love to see what you've been creating with our papers! Also,  be sure to leave your comment for this week's blog contest. Tell us your favorite way to display your crafts and you could win this week's super fun prize! We hope you have a terrific Tuesday.

Happy Papercrafting,

Team Graphic 45

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Home Is Where the Art Is: Wall Hangings & Blog Contest!

Hello Crafters,

Welcome to another fun-filled week here at the Graphic 45 blog! Thanks for stopping by and seeing us on this lovely Monday! This week is going to be wonderful. We've got lots of amazing crafts from our design team to share with you. There's also a new blog contest! So even though it's Monday we're giving you lots of reasons to smile. Today's crafts are all about home decor. We've got the most beautiful wall-hangings by Gloria Stengel, Nicole Eccles and Lynette Carroll of our design team. Looking at these wonderful creations got us thinking about a fun idea for this week's blog contest. We want you to tell us your favorite way to display your crafts. Do you put them in an album? Do you prefer to display them in a frame in your home? Or do you tend to give away most of your crafts as gifts to your loved ones? Let us know your preferred method of displaying your crafts and you could win this week's wonderful prize! A Curtain Call 8x8 Paper Pad, a Curtain Call cling stamp set, three beautiful chipboards from Imaginarium Designs, and a Fiskars Everwhere Punch Starter Set! Leave us a comment on our blog or Facebook page any day this week and you'll be entered to win! A winner will be chosen randomly and announced on our blog this Friday, September 3rd!

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This first beautiful wall hanging was created by the amazing Gloria Stengel. She used our Le Cirque and On the Boardwalk collections to create this warm and vibrant piece of summer home decor. It's amazing how Gloria perfectly blended these two collections together to create a stunning work of art!

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Supplies:

Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Designer paper: Graphic45 Le Cirque (Bohemian Floral, Extravaganza), Graphic45 On the Boardwalk (Bathing Beauties), Anna Griffin Willow Gold Foil
Ink: Clearsnap Colorbox Chalk Chestnut Roan, Clearsnap Cat's Eye Classic Pigment Ink Gold
Embellishments: Ribbon from Creative Impressions, pearls from Want2Scrap, grommets from We R Memory Keepers
Wire: Artistic Wire
Spellbinders dies templates: S4-072 Flowers Creations, P5-002 Petal Pack, S4-327 Floral Flourishes, S4-320 Nested Butterfly, S4-345 Picot Edge Circles, LF-003 Donna's Alphabet, LF-347 Grand Labels Twenty-three
Tools: Spellbinders Grand Calibur and Presto Punch machines, Artistic Wire Coiling Gizmo, We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-Dile
Adhesive: Foam squares from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Glue Dots, Aleene's Fast Grab Tacky Glue, Scotch 3M ATG
Other: Chipboard
Designer Notes: Use the Spellbinders Grand Labels Twenty-three die template to cut the wall hanging base from chipboard and designer paper.

Next we have this wonderfully fun Magic of Oz and Steampunk Debutant wall hanging by Nicole Eccles.This piece is so much lively and perfectly captures the whimsical spirit of Oz. Here is what Nicole had to say about the inspiration for this marvelous creation.

"For this project I used a mix of Steampunk Debutante and Magic of Oz to create a 3D Framed Wall Relief.  I wanted to create something that would be great for a child’s bedroom, but also classy enough for adults too!  Because let’s face it, we are all still kids at heart.  With a love for those classic memorable movie images from our childhood, and a passion for cutting and glueing paper just like kindergarten... Except as adults, we get to use WAY cooler stuff, like all things G45!! And these 3D chipboard letters are just the perfect thing for SOOO many G45 inspired projects!!   Available for purchase at a variety of craft stores,  the combinations are endless." -Nicole Eccles

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3-Closeup Z
6 Closeup Flying Monkeys over moon

Supplies:
 
Papers:    Coordinations G45 Timeless Collection  
G45 Magic Of Oz Collection
Goblin Gazette
There’s No Place Like Home
Emerald City
Poppy Fields
Scatterbrained Scarecrow
The Magic Of Oz
Journey To Oz  
G45 Steampunk Debutante Collection
Fantasy Floral 
American Crafts Nightfall Line
Midnight Moon (Clouds)
Chipboard:  Imaginarium Designs
Decorative border, LG Corner Bracket  
Embellishments:  G45 Metal Tags  
Bling:  Smooch Accents Inks (luscious lime, red)
Kaiser Craft Rhinestones (red)
Stickles ( Xmas Red)
Inks:  Ranger Distress Inks (Frayed Burlap)
Ranger Adirondack Inks (Red Pepper)
Color Box Cats eye (Turquoise)  
Adhesives:  E6000, Ranger Glossy Accents, Tombow Mono Color Glue Stick, Claudine Hellmuth Matte Multi Medium  
Other:  XL 3D Chipboard letters, Ceramic Ruby Sipper (Gardenspellghosttale.etsy.com), 12x12 Frame
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This next piece is by Lynette Carroll. She used our new Christmas Emporium collection to create this classic and heart-warming holiday wall hanging. Here is what she had to say about this lovely craft creation.

"I love to create pieces of Home Decor with my photos instead of always keeping them tucked inside an album.   For this project, I used a page from a ringed album from Want2Scrap as the background for my piece of Christmas Art.  I will display this piece of art on an easel in my home with my other Christmas decorations in December.  Remember when buying scrapbook products, you don't always have to use them in the manner they were intended for. To design this piece, I covered the chipboard album page and lightly sanded and inked the edges.  I then cut out the Father Christmas scene from the Christmas Emporium paper and placed him on the left side with foam mounting tape for dimension.  I then simply layered pieces of cut paper until I was happy with the layout.  I added my photo with foam mounting tape for dimension and also the two pieces of holly.  To complete the project I lightly brushed the leaves of the holly with Diamond Stickles and colored the berries with the Red Stickles." -Lynette Carroll 

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Supplies:

Graphic 45 - Christmas Emporium:
 
Want 2 Scrap - 2 Ring Album
Ranger Industries - Red Stickles
Ranger Industries - Diamond Stickles
Ranger Industries - Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink
Shabby Crafts - December Calendar
Misc:  Foam Mounting Tape

We hope you all enjoyed today's featured crafts. We look forward to reading your comments for this week's blog contest! And don't forget about our wedding layout challenge that's happening right now! You have until August 31st to post your Graphic 45 wedding layout on our Facebook page for your chance to win our entire Magic of Oz collection! We will be picking three random winners and announcing them on our blog on September 2nd! The deadline is fast approaching so don't miss out. Huge thanks to Gloria Stengel, Nicole Eccles and Lynette Carroll for their marvelous creations today. And thank you all again for joining us. We will be right back here tomorrow with more inspiring creations! Have a great Monday!

Happy Papercrafting!

Team Graphic 45

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Timeless Inspiration: A Clever Calendar by Yuka Hino

Hello Crafters, 

Happy Friday and thank you for stopping by today! What a week it's been! So many fantastic crafts, an amazing featured artist, and tons of craft love from this week's blog contest and wedding layout craft challenge! We love to keep things fun and exciting here at Graphic 45. We have more fun in store for you today. Yuka Hino of our design team has created the most spectacular mini calendar as well as a great video tutorial. Plus we have a winner to announce for this week's blog contest! Firstly, thank you to everyone who left us comments on our blog and Facebook page this week. It was great to read all about everyone's favorite holidays to craft. This week's randomly chosen winner is Shirley Rodriguez. Shirley's comment was chosen from our Facebook page. Here is what she had to say about her favorite crafting holiday.

"Christmas is my favorite holiday to craft for...I usually start in June and to put me in the Christmas spirit you can hear Christmas songs coming from my barn shop in June.... I have 7 grandkids. I made them 32 page paper albums, sock monkeys, blankets, altered jean jackets, and this year I will make altered treasure boxes with a special gift inside. Every child is different and so the boxes will reflect what I think they will each like." -Shirley Rodriguez

Sounds great, Shirley! Please email us with your contact information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize! Congratulations!

Okay, lets get to the crafts! Yuka Hino has prepared this adorable and beautiful mini calendar and video tutorial. Each page was made with a different Graphic 45 paper collection. This is such a terrific idea and it looks absolutely amazing! Check it out and get inspired to create one of your very own!

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Check out this wonderful video tutorial by Yuka! See her clever techniques and get inspired by her wonderful imagination! This project is so much fun!

 

Supplies:

Free Printable Calendar 2012 URL: http://yearlycalendarhub.com/printable-yearly-calendar-2012/

Graphic 45 Supplies:
Graphic 45 Staples: Metal Flower, Metal Hinge, Sticker
 
Other Supplies:
Ribbon & String: May Arts
Ornate Plates: Tim Holtz
Button: Crate Paper
Rhinestone & Pearl: Prima
Crop-A-Dile & Eyelet: We R Memory Keepers
Mist: Smooch Spritz by Clearsnap, Tattered Angels
Ink: Tsukineko
Stickles: Ranger
Adhesive: Tombow, Glue Dots, Glossy Accents by Ranger
 
We want to thank Yuka Hino for her beautiful calendar and tutorial. It is always a pleasure to feature her fantastic crafts on our blog. We hope you will all join us on Monday for more beautiful crafts and inspiration. Remember, there is still time to submit your Graphic 45 wedding layouts to our Facebook page for your chance to win the craft challenge. We are going to be picking 3 random winners so there are lots of chances to win a fantastic prize! We hope you all have a great weekend!

With Love and Pretty Paper,

Team Graphic 45

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A Dream Within a Dream: Introducing Lost Coast Scrapper

Hello Crafters,

Today is a super special day and we are so happy you're joining us! Today we are featuring the work of a marvelously talented crafter, Karen aka Lost Coast Scrapper. One look at Karen's work and you'll agree, she has a remarkable knack for creating gorgeous crafts. We came across her blog Lost Coast Scrapper a couple of months ago and were amazed by the huge volume of work but also her stunning artistic eye. Her use of shapes and movement, especially in layouts, is breathtaking. She creates gorgeous layers that seem to jump right off the page! She also uses just the right amount of beautiful embellishments to make each project uniquely alluring. Karen also has a talent for capturing an authentic vintage look in all her projects. It's obvious why Lost Coast Scrapper and Graphic 45 work so well together! We're a match made in scrapper's heaven! Ladies and Gentleman, we are very happy to introduce Karen of Lost Coast Scrapper!

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"My name is Karen Zueger aka Lost Coast Scrapper. I have enjoyed papercrafting and scrapbooking now for about 4 years. A friend got me interested and now I'm totally addicted. It's so fun to make memories for my family and friends! I love to do distress work, vintage, and steampunk. I really love all styles and love trying new things and mediums. I am currently on the design team at Scraps of Darkness and am enjoying every minute!! The first time I saw Graphic 45 paper line I felt like I was home, I just love the style and feel to the colors and designs and can't get enough!! I really enjoy fusing them together with Tim Holtz products, they seem to fit each other very well!! I'm especially excited about the new holiday papers and can't wait until the rain comes and I can get at the new collections. This is a great honour to me and I hope you enjoy my work!

This is my very first Altered Project and I had fun with it.  It was such a fragile frame as it is made out of really old wood, so I had to be really careful.  I used a 2-step crackle from Michael's to give it an even more distressed look!!  After that dried, I applied some Tim holtz Distress Inks and rubbed them in a circular motion in a few areas for a little color.  The image I found online, sorry I can't remember right now.  As many of you know, I love Graphic 45 and used their "The Magic of Oz" Collection.  I backed the photo with some G45 paper and did a lot of fussy cutting to add the touches of Graphic 45 around the doors of the frame.  I'm going to have this in my kitchen this Halloween with some other decorations around it, can't wait!!"  -Lost Coast Scrapper

 
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Next you will see lots of examples of Karen's amazing Graphic 45 layouts. Check out these sophisticated works of art featuring A Proper Gentleman.

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Here we have more stunning layouts from Lost Coast Scrapper. These LOs feature our sunny collection called On the Boardwalk. Check out these bright beach LOs!

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Here are some sweetly spooky Hallowe'en in Wonderland layouts by Karen. You can really see her amazing use of shapes and contrasting patterns in these LOs. And of course her central photos are too cute for words!

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Check out these astonishing Steampunk Debutant layouts! These hauntingly beautiful LOs are like something out of a dream. Karen's layouts really are like stepping into another world!

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Here are some achingly beautiful Curtain Call layouts by Karen. Check out her amazing use of texture and color! And you can see some fabulous uses of the Graphic 45 Staples line! Flower Staples, Trim Staples and Sticker Staples help bring even more lovely dimension to these marvelous LOs! Get ready to fall madly in love!

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Once Upon a Springtime comes to life in these enchanting layouts. Here again you can see Karen's brilliant eye for layering. Plus these central photos couldn't be any more perfect!

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These Le Cirque layouts are beyond adorable. You can really feel the love in these bright and beautiful creations. So much fun!

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We want to say a huge thank you to Karen of Lost Coast Scrapper. Please be sure to check out her amazing blog. It is loaded with all kinds of amazing creations that you are guaranteed to love. We are honored to have her talents on our blog today and we hope you all enjoyed her creations.

Please join us tomorrow as we announce a winner for this week's blog contest. We'll also have more beautiful crafts to get you through the day. Thank you all again for joining us today. Have a terrific Thursday!

Happy Papercrafting,

Team Graphic 45

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Magic of Oz Layouts From Around the Globe.

Hello Beautiful Crafters!

Happy Wednesday and thank you for taking some time out of your day to pay us a visit! We have more glorious crafts from our design team to share with you today. We're featuring three phenomenal layouts that highlight our new Magic of Oz collection. All three of these layouts were created by some of our international design team members: Hilde Janbroers, Jane Tregenza and Melanie Forbes. You are going to love these wonderfully whimsical creations! This first lovely LO is called "Family" and was made by Hilde Janbroers. Get ready to be captivated by craftiness! 

"I love to work with white cardstock so the Magic of Oz images will pop out of the page. I used a piece of the paper 'Journey to Oz' to place in the middle of the page. On top of that I added 2 pieces of another sheet. After adding the photo I started to add all the embellishments like flowers and chipboard. I cut out some images to add to the page as well. Some sprays of glimmermist as a final touch. " -Hilde Janbroers

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Supplies:
Bazzill Basics Cardstock white
Graphic 45 The Magic of Oz papers, Chipboard Die-Cuts 1 & 2
Want2Scrap pearls
American Crafts THickers
Tattered Angels glimmer mist
Petaloo flowers

This next marvlous LO was made by the amazing Jane Tregenza. Jane's stunning crafting style is in full bloom in this wickedly clever LO. Here is what she had to say about her inspiring creation!

 "I used a clock from Imaginarium Deigns and a mini steampunk clock along with clock hands. I layered everything over the top. I love the Metal Flowers and Metal Buttons from Graphic 45 staples range. I love using them as a feature on my layouts. They always look so amazing on anything. I never have a photo in mind, but with five kids I always have the perfect photo. But this time, as soon as I saw the paper I knew exactly which photo I was going use. Although the photo is not the best. It is one of my daughter taken at her 18 birthday which was a fancy dress. She made her costume including the wings! The title is another one from Imaginarium deigns. I added a number disk from Maya road to finish it off. Thanks for looking" -Jane Tregenza

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Next we have a super sweet and fun LO by Melanie Forbes. This LO is so enchanting and shows some amazing uses for out Metal Staples! Look at those wonderful Metal Flowers, Metal Buttons and Ornate Metal Door Plate and Knob Staples! They look absolutely spectacular in this gorgeous LO. Plus, you've got to love that adorable central photo. So cute!

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We hope you all enjoyed today's crafts! Huge thanks to Hilde Janbroers, Jane Tregenza and Melanie Fobes for their brilliant work today. We are so lucky to have their amazing talents on our design team! We hope you will all join us tomorrow. We have a super special blog planned so we hope you will stop by and see us! We hope you all have a terrific day!

Happy Papercrafting!

Team Graphic 45

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"C" Is For Crafting: An ABC Primer Crafts & G45 In Singapore

Hello Crafters,

Happy Tuesday and thank you all for joining us today! We have some extra special treats to share with you. In addition to marvelous crafts from our design team that feature An ABC Primer, we're going to share some of our travel adventures! Right now Aimee and Diane are in Singapore on a very exciting business trip, where they will be teaching fabulous workshops all weekend. Here is a peek of their first day spent in this astonishing country!

"Today was all and all an amazing day!  Elaine Ong, the owner of Laine's Papeterie, was nothing short of fantastic, she should really consider opening a tour guide business. Our day was jam packed to say the least. We attended the Chinese Heritage Museum, visited a Hindu and a Buddhist temple, ate delicious dim sum, allowed flesh eating fish to eat the dead skin off our feet (at least my mom did), went to the Peranakan museum, tried a new and approved bubble tea, and ate a handful of the go to Singaporian dishes. Over all it was a great day!" -Aimee

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Pretty amazing sights! Now lets travel to the land of crafting where our fabulous design team are working hard to keep you inspired! Today's amazing crafts feature our adorable new collection An ABC Primer. Laura Denison and Nicole Eccles have created the most enchanting projects that are sure to enthrall you! Our new collections are arriving in stores now and today's crafts are sure to give you some amazing ideas. This first project is by the fabulous Laura Denison. Here is what she had to say about this sweet and clever altered crayon box. So cute and such a smart idea! 

"One of my favorite memories of elementary school was getting a brand new box of crayons for school. I could spend HOURS arranging the colors, though I never "cheated" and used them before school started. That first mark with the new set was reserved for school. By the end of the year, the crayons would be broken stubs and the box would be falling apart....Oh! the anticipation of the next years new box was almost too much to bear! As soon as I saw the ABC Primer paper, this memory flooded my head. I HAD to incorporate the crayon box into my project. For this project, I traced the opened box and created a new box. (I could easily have just painted the box as well.) The six sections of the box coincides perfectly with my elementary school years. Each section contains a little accordion album to hold the wallet size school photo's as well as the school, teacher and school year. I love the plaid paper on the box....I had a dress in 4th grade that was EXACTLY this plaid! I have to find a photo of that dress!" -Laura Denison

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Supplies:
Paper - Graphic 45 An ABC Primer
Card stock - Bazzil

Next we have two gorgeous crafts by Nicole Eccles. This first project is a wonderful altered chalk board. Such a perfect idea for An ABC Primer! Think of how sweet this would look in a child's room! Nicole has also created a super cute layout called "C is for Cookie." Nicole has such a knack for creating such fun and whimsical crafts! Check these out!

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Supplies:
Papers:  G45 An ABC Primer
 
Embellishments:  G45 Chipboard Buttons
G45 An ABC Primer Chipboard Tags 1
Tim Holtz Grundgeboard 
Punches:  Martha Stewart Ornate Lace Border
Inks:  Tim Holtz Distress Inks( Frayed Burlap)
Staz On ( Jet Black)
Adhesives:  Glossy Accents
Tombo Mono Glue Stick
 E6000
Other:  Silk Flowers, Pip Berries, Vintage Chalkboard, White Acrylic Paint

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Supplies:

Cardstock: Bazzill Nathan Burlap
Papers:  G45 An ABC Primer Line
 
Embellishments:  G45 Chipboard Buttons
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Dies:  Spellbinders Blossoms 2
Punches:  EK Success XL Scallop Border
Stamps:  Crafty Secrets Clear Stamps (Sweet Stuff)
Inks:  Tsukineko Versafine ( Onyx Black)
          Tim Holtz Distress Inks( Frayed Burlap)
          Colorbox Cat’s Eye ( Dusty Rose)
Title:  Imaginarium Designs Chipboard
          Basic Grey Capella Letter Stickers
Adhesives:  Tombow Mono Glue Stick
                    Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares
     Glossy Accents
      Scor Tape
Other:  Tim Holtz Distress Stickles( Rock Candy), Vintage Buttons, Chipboard, Salmon Colored Pencil

Huge thanks to the immensely talented Laura Denison and Nicole Eccles for their brilliant creations today. We hope you all enjoyed their work as much as we did! Don't forget to submit your wedding layouts to our Facebook page for this month's craft challenge. There's still time for you to win our deluxe prize! And there's also a fun blog contest happening right now. Leave us a blog or Facebook comment telling us your favorite holiday for crafting. You could win this week's super fun prize too! We hope you all have a wonderful day and thanks again for stopping by. We'll be back here tomorrow with more fun and excitement!

With Craft Love,

Team Graphic 45
 

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Graphic 45 Goes to Singapore!

Hello Crafters,

Welcome to this special edition of the G45 blog.  As this blog airs Aimee Filimoehala & Diane Schultz, the owners of Graphic 45, are on the way to Singapore.  If you are in the area join them the evening of Friday, August 26th for a night of Make 'n Takes, and Satuday, August 27th for three wonderful workshops.  Sign up now while seats are still available, email papermarket@singnet.com.sg for registration. 

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We are thrilled for this fabulous opportunity to spend time with some soon to be new friends.  Thank you for stopping by, and have a wonderful weekend!

Happy Papercrafting!

--Team Graphic 45!

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Joyous Noel: Christmas Emporium Crafts from Our Design Team

Good Day Crafters!

Welcome to our happy blog! It's a new week of wonder here at Graphic 45! Our new collections are making their way to stores all over the world and we know you are all excited to get your hands on them. Today we are featuring some beautiful Christmas Emporium crafts from Robin Shakoor and Sherry Cheever of our design team. We hope today's creations will help conjure some ideas for your holiday crafting. And since it's Monday, we have a new blog contest to introduce! Since we're starting off this week with holiday-themed crafts, we want to know what holiday inspires you the most when it comes to crafting. Is Christmas your favorite holiday to create? Or do you enjoy making spooky Halloween projects? Maybe you're more of a Mother's Day crafter, or even Easter. There's lots of inspiring holidays to choose from. Pick one and tell us about it on our blog or Facebook page. Share your favorite crafting holiday and you could win this fabulous prize pack! A Proper Gentleman 12x12 paper pad, Geometric Door Plate and Knob Staples, Fiskars Everywhere Punch Cartridge, Clear Snap Color Catcher, and a beautiful cling stamp by Hampton Art! A winner will be chosen at random and announced here on the blog on Friday, August 26th!

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These first two marvelous Christmas Emporium layouts were made by Robin Shakoor, a superbly brilliant crafter. These beautiful LOs will instantly get you in the holiday spirit, even though Christmas is several months away. Here is what Robin had to say about the inspiration for this first adorable LO called "Twinkle."

"The “Christmas Emporium” collection definitely brings out the spirit of Christmas.  I created this 8 ½ x 11 layout using this amazing holiday photo.  The tree was cut from “Christmas Emporium” and placed in the lower, right corner of the page.  The lettering is from Imaginarium Designs and is the perfect size for this page.   I finished my layout using beautiful flower tags topped with stockings which were cut from “Christmas Emporium.”  You will love this collection and you will find it your “go to” for all of your Christmas projects. Enjoy!" -Robin Shakoor

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Supplies:
Patterned Paper:  Graphic 45 “Christmas Emporium” collectionCardstock:  CoredinationsInk/Paint:  Ranger, Making MemoriesChipboard:  Imaginarium Designs Gem:  PrimaAdhesives:  Scotch, Beacon, Creative Memories Die Cut Tags:  Graphic 45 “Christmas Emporium” collection Sanding Block:  CoredinationsPhoto:  Tom Clare


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Supplies

Patterned Paper:  Christmas Emporium Cardstock:  BazzillInk:  Distress Ink (Ranger), Cranberry Pigment Ink (American Crafts) Embellishments:   Pins (Jenni Bowlin), Button (Craft Supply), Ribbon (My Mind’s Eye), Stickles (Ranger), Glimmer Mist (Ranger), Pearls (Kaisercraft), Letters (My Mind’s Eye)Dies:  Heirloom Ornaments (Spellbinders), Punch (Martha Stewart Crafts)
Adhesives:  ATG 700 (Scotch), Foam Squares (Ranger). Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), 450 Quick Dry (Helmar’s)

Next we have a gorgeous piece of holiday home decor by the absolutely fabulous Sherry Cheever. This festive wall hanging would look stunning in any home, and it would also make a superb holiday gift! Sherry used our beautiful Christmas Emporium papers and Chipboard Tags to create this heart-warming work of art. After all, it's never too early to start planning your holiday crafts!

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We want to thank Robin Shakoor and Sherry Cheever for their stunning projects today. Even though Christmas is a ways away, we hope today's crafts got everyone's creative gears turning. We will be back here tomorrow with more wonderful crafts to share with you. And don't forget that our wedding layout craft challenge is happening right now! Post your Graphic 45 wedding layouts on our Facebook page for your chance to win! We also look forward to reading your comments for this week's blog contest! Have a beautiful Monday, Crafters!

Your Pals in Paper,

Team Graphic 45

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Dreams of Oz: Magic of Oz Creations From Our Design Team

Hello Crafters,

Happy Friday and welcome to a super fun day of crafting at the Graphic 45 blog! There are lots of reasons to celebrate on Friday, but today we're giving you even more reasons to cheer. Our design team have created the most astonishing Magic of Oz crafts for you to enjoy! These amazing works of art by Tara Orr and Nancy Wethington are so magical that you might feel as if you've been transported to another world! But first we want to remind all of you about the wonderfully fun craft challenge that's happening right now!

This month's challenge is all about weddings! We want you to create a wedding-inspired layout using Graphic 45 products and post your creations on our Facebook page. We will be choosing three random winners and announcing them on our blog on September 2nd! You can post as many different wedding-inspired layouts as you'd like. In fact the more projects you post, the more chances you have to win. What's the prize? You could win our entire Magic of Oz collection and one of each of our new altered art boxes! That's right! A gorgeous Magic of Oz 12x12 and 8x8 Paper Pad, both sets of chipboard die-cuts, 5x5 and 5x8 Kraftboard Altered Art boxes, and the Metal Film Canister! That's a $70 value! Sound like fun? You have until August 31st to post your projects on our Facebook page. We can't wait to see what you'll create!

Okay, now we're off to the marvelous world of Tara Orr! She's created this brilliant Magic of Oz chess board. Tara is the queen of finding treasures in thrift stores and turning them into craft gold! This is such a perfectly clever idea and it looks amazing! Check it out!

"I came across this wooden board at a local thrift store not too long ago and knew that I could use it for something down the road.  What a perfect square - perfect for my son's chess game I thought.  The old cardboard mat we had was in pretty rough condition so I decided to alter this board into a sturdy checker board.  I simply cut a bunch of squares from Graphic 45's The Magic of Oz collection and adhered as you would see on a checker board.  I finished using some Mod Podge to seal and protect as well as offer a nice glossy finish." -Tara Orr

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Graphic 45 Supplies:
 
Other Supplies:
Mod Podge by Plaid
Acrylic Paint by DecoArt

This next lovely piece was created by Nancy Wethington. It's a gorgeous and whimsical mini album featuring The Magic of Oz. Every page of this darling mini is full of love and inspiration. Nancy's lively imagination and amazing crafting techniques come to life in this wonderful creation. Just look at these great photos! You can see every beautiful detail!

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Supplies:

Graphic 45:
The Magic of Oz 12x12 Paper Pad
The Magic of Oz 8x8 Paper Pad
The Magic of Oz Chipboard Die-Cuts 1 & 2

May Arts ribbon and string
Spellbinders:  Shapeabilities Banner Basics Two
Bazzill Cardstock:  T10-1075 Black; T4-410 Honeycomb; T5-5103 Rain Forest
Ranger Stickles:  Ruby Slippers; Platinum
Ranger Distress Inks
Adhesive:  Beacon 3-in-1;  Scotch ATG with Scotch Permanent Archival 1/4" runner
Other:  Carl Cutter DC 220-e; Tonic Tim Holtz Scissors; Fiskars Precision Scissors

Huge thanks to the amazingly talented Tara Orr and Nancy Wethington. We hope you were all inspired by their magical creations today. We also hope that you find some time this weekend to create a craft treasure of your very own. Please join us on Monday as we bring you more fabulous craft ideas and lots of creative cheer. Have a great weekend, Crafters!
 
Happy Papercrafting,

Team Graphic 45

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For the Love of Metal: G45 Jewelry by Jack & Cat Curio

Hello Crafters,

Happy Thursday and thank you for joining us today! We've got more wonderful treats in store for you. It was so much fun sharing Nancy Wethington's jewelry tutorial on yesterday's blog. We thought we'd continue the theme of Graphic 45 accessories with today's stunning creations by Jack & Cat Curio. We love Jack & Cat Curio's eclectic and marvelously clever style. Today you will see more examples of their innovative techniques and dream-like aesthetic. Check out these amazing bracelet cuffs, made with our Ornate Metal Door Plate and Knob Staples, Metal Flower Staples and Metal Button Staples. You'd be the life of the party in these dashing accessories!

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Here are some amazing necklaces, made with Graphic 45 Trim Staples, Communique and Curtain Call papers! So eye-catching!

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This creation is going to be the talk of the town. Check out this brilliant Steampunk journal necklace, featuring out Metal Tag Staples. Plus, a must see video tutorial.  Jack and Cat Curio have such a great knack for creating crafts that look as though they could be in a museum. Just look at the wonderful antique quality of this intriguing mini journal. It's strikingly unique design is sure to capture the imagination of anyone who sees it!

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Supplies:

Graphic 45 Staples- Metal Tags
Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante Collection- Eclectic Emporium, Steampunk Debutante, Nouveau Artistry

Metal Effects Reactive Paint - Iron
Kaisercolour-Seabreeze, White
Tim Holtz Idea-ology- Fractured Dolls, Sprocket Gears
Ranger Multi-medium-matte
Ranger Alcohol Ink-Pitch Black
StazOn Ink- Jet Black
Stamps: Hampton Art Collage Key, Stampers Anonymous P4-1485
Steel wool
Small wire, eyelets
Jump Rings
Chain
Tools:
Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Drill Press Two-Hole Punch

That's all for today, folks. Please join us tomorrow for more fantastic craft ideas. Huge thanks  Jack & Cat Curio. It is always a pleasure to feature their wonderful work on our blog. We hope you all have a lovely day and thank you again for joining us.

With Love and Paper,

Team Graphic 45

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Curtain Call Treasures: Inspiration and Tutorial

Hello Wonderful Crafters,

Thank you all for paying us a visit on this fabulous Wednesday! We have some serious treats in store for you today. Our marvelous design team is going to captivate your imagination with some gorgeous Curtain Call crafts and tutorial. We are so lucky to have such a brilliant design team. Seeing their creations on a regular basis is such a joy and we love sharing the inspiration with all of you! But before we get to the delights of the day, we wanted to remind all of you about the fantastic craft challenge that's happening right now!

This month's challenge is all about weddings! We want you to create a wedding-inspired layout using Graphic 45 products and post your creations on our Facebook page. We will be choosing three random winners and announcing them on our blog on September 2nd! You can post as many different wedding-inspired layouts as you'd like. In fact the more projects you post, the more chances you have to win. What's the prize? You could win our entire Magic of Oz collection and one of each of our new altered art boxes! That's right! A gorgeous Magic of Oz 12x12 and 8x8 Paper Pad, both sets of chipboard die-cuts, 5x5 and 5x8 Kraftboard Altered Art boxes, and the Metal Film Canister! That's a $70 value! Sound like fun? You have from now until August 31st to post your projects on our Facebook page. We can't wait to see what you'll create!

Okay, lets get crafting! Today's Curtain Call creations were made by Tara Orr and Nancy Wethington. These two astonishingly talented ladies have prepared some wonderful projects that you're sure to love. Check out Tara's clever and beautiful pencil vase and gift bag! Perfect for back to school. All we can say is "wow!"

"For this project I purchased an inexpensive glass at the dollar store and 2 boxes of plain, HP school pencils.  I wrapped some Curtain Call Papers around each pencil and secured with some double sided adhesive.  Once all my pencils were complete, I glued each of them to the glass using Tacky Glue .  I thought it would be a neat 'vase' for the teacher's desk at school.  I completed the project by making a matching gift bag, also with the Curtain Call Collection." -Tara Orr

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Supplies:
Graphic 45 Supplies:
 
Other Supplies:
Ribbon by May Arts
Spellbinders Die: Labels Eleven
Adhesive Dots by ZVA Creative
Tacky Glue by Alleen's
Scor-tape by Scor-Pal Products
Glass
Pencils

Next up is this amazing tutorial by Nancy Wethington. Nancy's work is always so spectacular and this craft is no exception. Graphic 45 products are amazing for all sorts of craft creations, but what many people don't realize is that you can also wear Graphic 45 as jewelry! That's right! Nancy is taking us step-by-step through this beautiful and easy way to make Graphic 45 jewelry. You might feel an emergency need to start crafting after you see this. Take it away, Nancy!

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I had some of Graphic 45's Staples hinges left from another project I was working on and decided to use them as jewelry toppers.  Beginning with 1.5" Inchie Art squares, I cut each square so that it is exactly as wide as the hinges used.  Then went to one of my all time favorite papers in the entire world (Botanicabella) and cut papers to fit both the back and front of the Inchie Art squares.

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Using Claudine Hellmuth's Matte Medium, I adhered the Botanicabella paper to the Inchie Art squares. With Vintage Photo Distress Ink, all edges were inked up and then everything was sealed with more Matte Medium.

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Next step was to turn to mica from USA Art Quest.  After separating the mica to thin pieces, I cut the mica to fit the top of the Inchie Art Squares and adhered the mica with Glossy Accents.  For one of the pieces, I cut a butterfly from Bottanicabella and sandwiched it between 2 pieces of thin mica, securing the mica with Glossy Accents.

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The last step was to adhere the Staples hinges.  First, I used the included brads and splayed the ends on the back of the hinges.  Then just one side of each hinge was attached to the Art Squares with E6000 glue.  After drying, miscellaneous *O* rings were attached to the top and ribbon strung through the *O* rings.

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We want to thank Tara Orr and Nancy Wethington for their amazing work today. We hope you all got a generous dose of inspiration from their wonderful crafts. Please join us tomorrow as we bring you more fantastic creations from our design team. We hope you all have a lovely Wednesday!

Happy Papercrafting!

Team Graphic 45

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Captivating Cards: Featuring The Magic of Oz

Hello Glorious Crafters,

Welcome to the Graphic 45 blog! We are thrilled that you are joining us on this lovely Tuesday. While we're hard at work getting our new collections shipped to stores around the globe, our design team are also working their creative minds to bring you daily craft inspiration. Today we have some awe-inspiring creations by the one and only Gloria Stengel. She's taken our magnificent new Magic of Oz collection and created some gorgeous cards for all occasions. All of these wonderful cards also feature the fabulous new Magic of Oz Cling Stamps by Graphic 45 and Hampton Art. So get ready to swoon like Beatles fan in the 1960's because these cards are out of this world! This first card features that lovable cowardly loin and some fabulous uses of our Flower Staples and Metal Button Staples. So beautiful!

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Supplies:

Cardstock: Bazzill, NeenahDesigner paper: Graphic45 The Magic of Oz ( Goblin Gazette, Poppy Fields). Stamps: Graphic45/Hampton Art Magic of Oz 1. Ink: Clearsnap Colorbox Chalk Bisque, Burnt Sienna, Copic Markers, Memento Tuxedo BlackEmbellishments: Metal button and flower from Graphic45. Tools: Grand Calibur Machine by Spellbinders, Die templates by Spellbinders (S4-114 Standard Circles Large, S4-293 Lacey Circles, E8-001 Classic Scallop Edgeabilities) Adhesive: Tape and foam tape by Scotch 3M, Glue Dots

Next we have this tantalizing Scarecrow card. The emerald green is so captivating and so are the elegant textures and layering in this card. Gloria always knows the perfect way to create an artistic treasure!

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Supplies:

Cardstock: Bazzill, NeenahDesigner paper: Graphic45 The Magic of Oz ( Emerald City, Parcel Post)Stamps: Graphic45/Hampton Art Magic of Oz 1 Ink: Clearsnap Colorbox Chalk Gray Whale, Copic Markers, Memento Tuxedo BlackEmbellishments: Metal button and trim from Graphic45Tools: Grand Calibur Machine by Spellbinders, Die templates by Spellbinders (S4-190 Labels Four, S4-309 Labels Four Small)Adhesive: Tape by Scotch 3M, Glue Dots

This next card features the charismatic Tin Man. It has such a classic look. If the Tin Man was looking for a heart, he'd find it right here in this wonderful card by Gloria Stengel.

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Supplies:

Cardstock: Bazzill, NeenahDesigner paper: Graphic45 The Magic of Oz ( Tenderhearted Tin Man, Magic of Oz, Goblin Gazette) Stamps: Graphic45/Hampton Art Magic of Oz 1. Ink: Clearsnap Colorbox Chalk Blackbird, Blackbird, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers. Embellishments: Metal gears from 7 Gypsies and Idea-ology, ribbon from open stock. Tools: Grand Calibur Machine by Spellbinders, Die templates by Spellbinders (E8-004 Classic Ric Rac Edgeabilities)Adhesive: tape by Scotch 3M, glue by Tombow

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Techniques: Use Clearsnap Smooch Spritz to color ribbon. Use Clearsnap inks and die templates to stencil. Create a dimensional flower with die cut shapes.

Supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill Raven, Neenah Classic Natural WhiteDesigner paper: Graphic45 The Magic of Oz (Journey to Oz, Munchkins)Stamps: Graphic45/Hampton Art Magic of Oz 3Ink: Copic Markers, Clearsnap Colorbox Chalk (Ice Blue, Gray Whale, Tangerine),  Clearsnap Smooch Spritz Tea Party, Memento Tuxedo BlackEmbellishments: Wood Bingo Number from Maya Road, Ribbon from craft storeTools: Clearsnap ink applicator tool, Spellbinders Paper Arts die templates (S4-310 Labels Eighteen, S4-110 Classic Ovals Large, S5-050 Rose Creations), Grand Calibur machine
Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG and foam tape, liquid glue

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Techniques: Use Clearsnap Smooch Spritz to color seam binding. Use Clearsnap inks and die templates to stencil.

Supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill Raven, Walnut Cream; Neenah Classic Natural WhiteDesigner paper: Graphic45 The Magic of Oz (Goblin Gazette, Emerald City)Stamps: Graphic45/Hampton Art Magic of Oz 1Ink: Copic Markers, Clearsnap Colorbox Chalk Yellow Cadmium, Clearsnap Smooch Spritz Green Olive, Memento Tuxedo BlackEmbellishments: Leaf pins from Maya Road, Seam binding from Lawrence Schiff, Twine from May Arts, button unknownTools: Clearsnap ink applicator tool, Spellbinders Paper Arts die templates (S4-190 Labels Four, S4-309 Labels Four Small, LF-190 Grand Labels Four), Grand Calibur machineAdhesive: Scotch 3M ATG and foam tape, liquid glue

 

Well, that's all we've got for today, crafters. Please join us tomorrow for more fabulous inspiration. And don't forget to share your Graphic 45 creations with us on Facebook, Ning or our web gallery! We always love to see what you're making with our products! Huge thanks to Gloria Stengel for her brilliant work. We wish you all a magical day.

Poppies and Paper,

Team Graphic 45

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Graphic 45 Spotlight on Scrapbook Unique

Hello Crafters,

Happy Monday and thank you for joining us for a fun-filled day on the Graphic 45 blog! We've been having some very busy weeks as we are getting through all of our orders from CHA. It's been very exiting! Today's blog is going to be superb! We are happy to be featuring Scrapbook Unique, a fabulous scrapbook store in Lenexa, KS. Today you will get to know the great folks at Scrapbook Unique, and get inspired by some of the amazing Graphic 45 creations that they have made! So get ready to be wowed!

But before we take our journey to Kansas, we wanted to remind all of you about our latest craft challenge! This month's challenge is all about weddings! We want you to create a wedding-inspired layout using Graphic 45 products and post your creations on our Facebook page. We will be choosing three random winners and announcing them on our blog on September 2nd! You can post as many different wedding-inspired layouts as you'd like. In fact the more projects you post, the more chances you have to win. What's the prize? You could win our entire Magic of Oz collection and one of each of our new altered art boxes! That's right! A gorgeous Magic of Oz 12x12 and 8x8 Paper Pad, both sets of chipboard die-cuts, 5x5 and 5x8 Kraftboard Altered Art boxes, and the Metal Film Canister! That's a $70 value! Sound like fun? You have from now until August 31st to post your projects on our Facebook page. We can't wait to see what you'll create!

Okay, now we're off to Lenexa, KS to take a look inside the wonderful shop Scrapbook Unique! Here is what they had to say about their marvelous establishment! And check out the inspiring photos of their store, craft classes and projects!

"We care about our customers and what they are looking for. We carry the items other stores don't have such as specialty papers, ribbon and yarn by the foot or by the yard. We are all about customers. Your scrapbook should be as individual as you are and we try to help make that happen with custom die-cuts and individual help with ideas. Our customers absolutely love Graphic 45. We sell out so fast it seems that all we do is turn around and order over and over." -Scrapbook Unique

Say hello to the store front of Scrapbook Unique, where there's always something fun and creative going on! Located at 7830 Quivira Road in Lenexa, KS! Check out their website for more details!

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Here are some photos from a class at Scrapbook Unique, where Graphic 45 papers are a favorite.

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Here is a gorgeous Baby 2 Bride altered shelf. So elegant and heart-warming!

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Check out this wonderful Playtimes Past mini album that was made at Scrapbook Unique! It has such a lovely, rustic look to it. It's such a sweet mini!

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Here is a very impressive Christmas Past advent calendar. This stunning creation is perfect for holiday decorating and celebrating!

Christmas Past Advant Calendar

Here is a vibrant and beautiful Hallowe'en in Wonderland mini album that was created at Scrapbook Unique. It's simply stunning!

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Behold these marvelous boxes that are decorated in Steampunk Debutant! Aren't these beautiful?

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Here we have a Once Upon a Springtime mini that was created at Scrapbook Unique. This lovely mini is the essence of springtime beauty and cheer.

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Next we have this marvelous Le Cirque creation. Step inside the big top with this wonderful and super clever work of art!

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The Magic of Oz is obviously a favorite among crafters in Kansas. Check out these wonderful projects created at Scrapbook Unique! First there's this amazing printers tray, and then a gorgeous mini that contains an array of beautiful tags! Oh my!

Magic of Oz Printers Tray

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That's all for today, Crafters. Thank you so much to the fine folks at Scrapbook Unique for sharing their fabulous store and crafts with us. It was a pleasure to feature them on our blog today. And thank you to all of our readers! We hope you will all join us tomorrow for more craft inspiration and smiles.

Happy Monday and Happy Papercrafting!

Team Graphic 45

 

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The Graphic 45 & Want2Scrap Blog Hop: It's Prize Time!

Hello Crafters,

Happy Friday and thank you all so much for joining us on the final day of the Graphic 45/Want2Scrap Blog Hop! Wow, this has been such a fun week and it's not over yet! We have more fantastic blogs to share with you today, as well as some winners to announce for this week's blog prizes! Check out the sneak peeks of the gorgeous projects below. You can click on the blog links to see the full unveil of each project and learn more about today's brilliant design team members! Get inspired, learn something new, and have some fun! 

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First, we want to announce the winners of this week's blog hop contest! Huge thanks to everyone who participated in this week's blog hop. Your comments were so great and we hope you enjoyed getting to know the design team members from Graphic 45 and Want2Scrap. Don't forget that Want2Scrap will be announcing two random winners on their blog today too so you'll definitely want to check that out!

The winners of the Graphic 45 prize pack are Manhatan Mandie who left a comment on Tara Orr's blog this week, and Patti Goodding Swartz who left a comment on the Graphic 45 Facebook page. Congratulations ladies! Please email us at info@g45papers.com with your shipping information so we can send you your prizes!

Okay, lets get to the crafts! Today we are featuring the brilliant blogs of some very talented crafters. From the Graphic 45 design team we have Lynette Carroll and Robin Shakoor. From Want2Scrap, we're featuring the blogs of Karen Taylor and Lori Craig. Here are some links to their beautiful blogs! And below you will see some wonderful sneak peeks of projects by Lynette Carroll and Robin Shakoor of Graphic 45. Click on their blog links to see the full unveil of their stunning creations!

From Want2Scrap:Karen Taylor - http://www.creativeyearnings.blogspot.com
Lori Craig - http://www.loricraig.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com

From Graphic 45:
Lynette Carroll - http://www.lynettecarrolldesigns.typepad.com
Robin Shakoor - http://www.robinshakoor.blogspot.com

Here is a sneak peek of Lynette Carroll's Steampunk Debutant craft. It is so gorgeous! You'll definitely want to see it in its entirety! Plus, get inspired by her stunning craft blog!

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Here we have a sneak peek of Robin Shakoor's project featuring An ABC Primer. Get ready to fall in love with Robin's amazing style! Click on her blog to see more!

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Be sure to check out Want2Scrap's featured designers today too! Karen Taylor and Lori Craig have some amazing crafts on their blogs that you are sure to adore!

We also have an exciting announcement to make! We're going to be having a fun new craft challenge between now and August 31tst! Summer is always a great time for weddings, so this month's craft challenge is inspired by these wonderful events! We want you to create a wedding-inspired layout using Graphic 45 products and post your creations on our Facebook page. We will be choosing three random winners and announcing them on our blog on September 2nd! You can post as many different wedding-inspired layouts as you'd like. In fact the more projects you post, the more chances you have to win. What's the prize? You could win our entire Magic of Oz collection and one of each of our new altered art boxes! That's right! A gorgeous Magic of Oz 12x12 and 8x8 Paper Pad, both sets of chipboard die-cuts, 5x5 and 5x8 Kraftboard Altered Art boxes, and the Metal Film Canister! That's a $70 value! Sound like fun? You have from now until August 31st to post your projects on our Facebook page.We can't wait to see what you'll create!

We want to thank the fine folks at Want2Scrap for sharing this wonderful Blog Hop week with us. We had a blast and we hope you all did too. Join us on Monday as we bring you more fantastic craft inspiration. Have a terrific weekend, crafters! We hope you find some time to create a beautiful wedding-inspired layout for this month's craft challenge!

Happy Papercrafting!

Team Graphic 45

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The Graphic 45 & Want2Scrap Blog Hop Continues!

Hello Glorious Crafters,

Happy Thursday and welcome to another fabulous day of inspiration as we continue our blog hop with the fine folks at Want2Scrap! We've been getting a lot of great feedback about this week's blog hop. Huge thanks to everyone who has participated and left us comments. We're keeping the fun going with today's fantastic featured blogs. For those of you joining us for the first time, here's how this week's blog hop works. Each day we will be sharing a link list and some sneak peeks of some fabulous projects. All you need to do is click on the links to be transported to one of the featured design team member's blogs where you will see the full reveal of each craft project. Leave comments on the featured design team member's blog for your chance to win an awesome prize. The prizes will be hidden on the Graphic 45 Design Team blogs and the Want2Scrap Design Team blogs so be sure to visit all of the blogs and leave a comment to increase your chances of winning. You can also venture on over to the Graphic 45 Facebook page and Want2Scrap's Facebook page and leave a comment there  For Facebook, we will be picking a winner from all of the comments made during the Blog Hop. Winners will be chosen at random and announced tomorrow! It's a great way to get inspired by some amazing artists and maybe even win a spectacular prize! Let the fun begin!

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Here are the links to today's featured blogs. From the Graphic 45 design team, we're featuring the work of Gloria Stengel, Nancy Wethington and Melanie Forbes. Want2Scrap is featuring the work of their designer Terre Fry. Just click on the link, check out some fantastic craft inspiration and leave a blog comment for your chance to win!

From Want2Scrap's Design Team:
Terre Fry - http://www.terresscraptherapy.blogspot.com/

From the Graphic 45 Design Team:
Gloria Stengel - http://www.gloriascraps.blogspot.com
Nancy Wethington - http://www.art-from-the-heart.typepad.com
Melanie Forbes - http://www.melanie-forbes.blogspot.com

Here is a sneak peek of the amazing work that you'll find on Gloria Stengel's beautiful blog today. You are going to adore her gorgeous work. Venture on over to her blog to see the full project and don't forget to leave her a blog comment!

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Check out this intriguing sneak peek of an amazing project by Nancy Wethington of the Graphic 45 design team. Take a journey to her inspiring blog, check out her stunning crafts, and leave a comment for your chance to win.

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Take a look at this super fun sneak peek of a craft creation by Melanie Forbes from Graphic 45. Travel to her marvelous blog to see the full project. Get inspired by her fabulous craft ideas and be sure to leave her a comment! You'll be glad you did!

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Be sure to check out the featured blog from Want2Scrap's design team. Today they're featuring the work of the amazing Terre Fry! Check out Terre's stunning blog and leave a comment for your chance to win!

We hope you will all join us tomorrow as we announce this week's winners! Remember there are going to be 4 blog winners this week so you won't want to miss tomorrow's announcement! Huge thanks to all of today's featured design team members and thank you to everyone who stopped by our blog today. You can also stop by the Graphic 45 Facebook page and the Want2Scrap Facebook page and leave a comment for additional chances to win! We hope to see you all tomorrow for more fun and inspiration.

Your Pals in Paper,

Team Graphic 45

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The Graphic 45 & Want2Scrap Blog Hop Day 3!

Hello Wonderful Crafters,

Welcome to the third day of the super fun Graphic 45/Want2Scrap blog hop! This week continues to be amazing as we team up with the great folks at Want2Scrap to bring you heaps of craft inspiration and prizes. If you're joining us for the first time this week, here's how the blog hop works. Each day we will be sharing a link list and some sneak peeks of some fabulous projects. All you need to do is click on the links to be transported to one of the featured design team member's blogs where you will see the full reveal of each craft project. Leave comments on the featured design team member's blog for your chance to win an awesome prize. The prizes will be hidden on the Graphic 45 Design Team blogs and the Want2Scrap Design Team blogs so be sure to visit all of the blogs and leave a comment to increase your chances of winning. You can also venture on over to the Graphic 45 Facebook page and Want2Scrap's Facebook page and leave a comment there  For Facebook, we will be picking a winner from all of the comments made during the week-long Blog Hop. It's a great chance to get inspired by some amazing artists and maybe even win a spectacular prize! So let's get started!

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Today we're featuring the blogs of some seriously talented artists: Jack & Cat Curio, Sherry Cheever and Yuka Hino from Graphic 45. From the great design team at Want2Scrap we're featuring Heidi Blankenship's blog! Here is the list of today's featured design team members. You can also check out some great sneak peek images below from the Graphic 45 design team members.

From the Want2Scrap Design Team:
Heidi Blankenship - http://embellished-dreams.blogspot.com/

From the Graphic 45 Design Team:
Jack & Cat Curio - http://www.jackandcatcurio.blogspot.com
Sherry Cheever - http://sherrycheever.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/
Yuka Hino - http://nsnlso.blogspot.com/

Here is a cool sneak peek of an amazing creation by Jack & Cat Curio. Venture on over to their blog to see the full project and leave them a comment for your chance to win! Get ready for some serious inspiration!

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Here is a tantalizing sneak peek of a project by the amazing Sherry Cheever of the Graphic 45 design team. Check out Sherry's wonderful blog for the full image of this gorgeous project, leave her a comment, and fall in love with her amazing crafts!

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Here is a great sneak peek from a card by Yuka Hino from the Graphic 45 design team. Her blog is so much fun! See this card in its entirety, leave her a blog comment, and smile with delight at her magical creations!

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Don't forget to check out Want2Scrap's featured design team member blog too! Today they're highlighting the work of Heidi Blankenship! See Heidi's wonderful work and be sure to leave her a comment for your chance to win! You can also leave comments on the Graphic 45 Facebook page and the Want2Scrap Facebook page for even more chances to win today!

We hope you are all enjoying this week's fun blog hop. There will be more wonderful inspiration and chances to win tomorrow. We hope you'll join us for the fun!

Happy Papercrafting,

Team Graphic 45

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The Graphic 45 & Want2Scrap Blog Hop Day 2!

Hello Crafters,

Welcome to another fun-filled day here at Graphic 45! We are so excited about this week's blog hop with Want2Scrap! All this week we are partnering up with the great folks at Want2Scrap to offer you loads of craft inspiration and chances to win some amazing prizes. Here's how it works. Each day we are featuring sneak peeks of some great projects from our design team, as well as links to a member of Want2Scrap's design team. Just click on the links to each design team member's blog and leave them a blog comment! You can also visit our Facebook page as well as Want2Scrap's Facebook page and leave a comment there. A randomly chosen design team member will pick a random winner from their blog, and we will be picking a random winner from Facebook. Want2Scrap will do the same. That means there's 4 chances to win amazing prizes this week! Wow! So let's get the fun started!

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Today's featured design team members are Nicole Eccles and Jane Tregneza from Graphic 45. Want2Scrap is featuring the work of Dana Gustafson and Mimi Leinbach. Click on the links to their blog, check out their inspiring work, leave them a comment and maybe you'll win! Here are the blog links for today. Below you will find some sneak peeks of the work you'll see on the blogs from the amazing Graphic 45 design team! 

From Want2Scrap:
Dana Gustafson - http://www.paperdaydream.blogspot.com/
Mimi Leinbach - http://www.mycharmingblog-scrappermimi.blogspot.com/

From Graphic 45:
Nicole Eccles - http://www.NicoleEccles.blogspot.com
Jane Tregenza - http://www.janetregenza.blogspot.com

This first sneak peek is from an amazing creation from Nicole Eccles of the Graphic 45 design team. Trust us, this wonderful project is not to be missed! See it in its entirety on Nicole's blog and be sure to leave a comment while you're there. 

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Here is a sneak peek of a stunning project by Jane Tregenza of the Graphic 45 design team. Jane's crafts are always so amazing and this one is no exception. Venture on over to Jane's blog to see more and don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win!

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Plus a beautiful Magic of Oz creation by Hilde Janbroers of the Graphic 45 design team. Check out Hilde's Want2Scrap & Graphic 45 layout below.

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Want2Scrap crystals
Clearsnap smooch luscious lime
kraft cardstock
flowers petaloo
lace
scrabble letters
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Graphic 45 
I cut out a scalloped circle and added a circle of the paper in it.
with the smooch I also went around the edges of the kraft cardstock

"I cut out Dorothy from a paper and let her "fly" between the flower branch. This gives lots of dimension.
Underneath the photo are some pieces of dessin paper. The metal flowers are 'hidden' underneath the flower clusters.  I also used smooch on the chipboard. Before you adhere the circle on the kraft cardstock you need to add the lace." -Hilde Janbroers

Don't forget to check out Want2Scrap's featured design team blogs today as well. They are highlighting the work of Dana Gustafson and Mimi Leinbach. Get inspired by their wonderful creations and leave them a comment too. You can also win by leaving a comment on the Graphic 45 Facebook page as well as Want2Scrap's Facebook page. With so much inspiration and so many chances to win, you know this is going to be an amazing week!

Thank you all so much for joining us. We hope you're enjoying this great blog hop as much as we are! Have a wonderful Tuesday and we'll see you right back here tomorrow for more craft inspiration and chances to win!

Happy Papercrafting!

Team Graphic 45

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The Graphic 45 & Want2Scrap Blog Hop Begins!

Hello Crafters,


Welcome to a super exitintg week here on our blog! Graphic 45 and Want2Scrap™ Design Teams have joined forces to bring you an amazing week-long Blog Hop August 8th -12th. This week will be filled with fabulous designs that are sure to inspire all!  Each day we will be sharing a link list and some sneak peeks of some fabulous projects. All you need to do is click on the links to be transported to one of the featured design team member's blog where you will see the full reveal of each craft project. We will have a master link list just in case you happen to miss one of the days. It's fun and a great way to find even more craft inspiration!


What would a blog hop be without prizes?  Yes, we will also be giving away prizes!  Both Graphic 45 and Want2Scrap™ will be giving away a $25.00 prize on two of the blogs and on each company's Facebook page.  That's a total of four chances to win in one week! Wow! The prizes will be hidden on the Graphic 45 blog and the Want2Scrap blog so be sure to visit both blogs and leave a comment to increase your chances of winning.  For Facebook, we will be picking a winner from all of the comments made during the week-long Blog Hop. Sound fun? Lets get started!


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If you are new to Graphic 45 or Want2Scrap, here's a little introduction to what we're all about!


Graphic 45 is an award-winning scrapbook and paper crafting company. We offer vintage inspired crafting products that capture the flamboyant style of the 1920's and 30's - with vibrant color, irresistible texture and imaginative design to create products with decades-old appeal that's both fresh and familiar. Let our products inspire your next scrapbook layout, card, album or home decor project.


Want2Scrap™ manufacturers rhinestones lines including the specialty Nestabling™  line along with the newly released Nestaboard™ chipboard line that coordinates perfectly with the Spellbinders™ Nestabilies™ die templates. Want2Scrap™ also manufacturers their own line chipboard albums and accents, acrylic albums, and multi-layered laser designs and other fine scrapbooking products. Want2Scrap™ brings ease of use and flexibility in their product lines by offering products uniquely tailored to its customers’ needs.


Check out the Graphic 45 prize pack that you could win this week! A gorgeous Once Upon a Springtime 12x12 Paper Pad, Ornate Metal Door Plate and Knob Staples, Metal Hinge Staples, and our new 5x5 Kraftboard Altered Art Box! And don't forget to hop on over to Want2Scrap's blog to see the awesome prizes their offering!

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Okay, lets get to the crafts. Today's featured design team members are Laura Denison and Tara Orr from Graphic 45 as well as Elise Durenberger from Want2Scrap! Just click on the links to their blogs to see the full project and to leave them a comment for your chance to win one of this week's prizes! Here is Laura's project sneak peek!


See more on her blog! http://www.followingthepapertrail.blogspot.com
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Here is a sneak peek of Tara Orr's fabulous Curtain Call project! Check out her wonderful blog for more wonderful inspiration. Don't forget to leave her comments too.


Tara Orr's Blog: http://eachmoment-onlyonce.blogspot.com
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Also, be sure to stop by Elise Durenberger blog! See her fabulous projects and get inspired with Want2Scrap! Leave a comment and maybe win a prize!


Elise Derenberger's blog:  http://mamacowcreations.blogspot.com/

And here's the schedule for this week's blog hop, just in case you miss a day. You'll know exactly where to go to leave your blog comments, check out some amazing crafts, and maybe win a fabulous prize!


Graphic 45 & Want2Scrap Blog Hop
August 8th-12th

Monday, August 8th:
W2S: Elise Durenberger- http://mamacowcreations.blogspot.com/
G45: Laura Denison -  www.followingthepapertrail.blogspot.com
Tara Orr - http://eachmoment-onlyonce.blogspot.com

Tuesday, August 9th:
W2S: Dana Gustafson - http://paperdaydream.blogspot.com/
Mimi Leinbach - http://mycharmingblog-scrappermimi.blogspot.com/
G45: Nicole Eccles - www.NicoleEccles.blogspot.com
Jane Tregenza - www.janetregenza.blogspot.com

Wednesday, August 10th:
W2S: Heidi Blankenship - http://embellished-dreams.blogspot.com/
G45: Jack & Cat Curio - jackandcatcurio.blogspot.com
Sherry Cheever - http://sherrycheever.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/
Yuka Hino - http://nsnlso.blogspot.com/


Thursday, August 11th:
W2S: Terre Fry - http://terresscraptherapy.blogspot.com/
G45: Gloria Stengel - www.gloriascraps.blogspot.com
Nancy Wethington - http://art-from-the-heart.typepad.com
Melanie Forbes - www.melanie-forbes.blogspot.com


Friday, August 12th:
W2S: Karen Taylor - http://creativeyearnings.blogspot.com/
Lori Craig - http://loricraig.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/
Lynette Carroll - http://www.lynettecarrolldesigns.typepad.com/
Robin Shakoor - http://robinshakoor.blogspot.com

Thank you for joining us today and we hope you enjoy the Blog Hop. Please be sure to stop back each day during the week to see what each designer has been busy creating! Have a great Monday, Crafters!

Happy Papercrafting,

Team Graphic 45 & Want2Scrap

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Deck the Halls with Christmas Home Decor

Hello Fabulous Crafters,

Welcome to another great day of excitement! There are many reasons to be happy about today. First of all, it's Friday! Secondly, we've got the most outstanding crafts from our design team to share with you! Also, we have two winners to announce for this week's blog prize! So get ready for lots of fun and copious amounts of inspiration! Today's stunning craft creations were made by Melanie Forbes and Lynette Carroll. We know it's August but we just couldn't wait to share some of the spectacular crafts that our design team is making with our Deluxe Edition Christmas Past collection as well as our new Christmas Emporium collection. Today's crafts are all about holiday home decor. You are sure to love Melanie and Lynette's festive creations. So lets get started!

Firstly, lets announce this week's blog prize winners. We want to thank everyone who left us blog and Facebook comments this week. It is such a joy to hear from all of you and we appreciate each and every one of you. This week's winners, chosen at random, are Cari Cruse and Jenna Kellso. Thank you ladies for your fantastic comments. Cari and Jenna, please email us with your contact information at info@g45papers.com and let us know where to send your prize! Congratulations!

It's time to get crafting! Check out this wonderful Deluxe Edition Christmas Past wall hanging by Melanie Forbes. This peice is so fun and full of holiday cheer. You can see all of the beautiful and intricate details in these photos! The spirit of Christmas comes to life in this wonderful piece of home decor. Melanie has even prepared a little tutorial on how to create one of your very own! Brilliant!

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Supplies:

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Christmas Past
Letters to Santa #4500135
We wish you a merry Christmas #4500138
The Holly and the Ivy #4500134
Staples
Metal Hinge

May Arts 
1cm red glitter ribbon
Silver Twine
Florish with a Bling – crystal swirl
Twiddleybitz
MDF Xmas Wreath Kit MDF 016
Minature House TMH001
Tweeny Bitz Christmas Tree TWTB05
Single Lamp post NEED CODE
Mirror Christmas Tree NEED CODE
Fence
Chicken wire
Gold enamels embossing powder
Versamark
Various Prima Flowers
Tim Holtz metal knob, key, red stickles
Maya Road velvet red flowers
Wood Stain paint

Step by Step:

1.    Emboss lettering (and lamppost)  with enamels and put aside.

2.    Stain wood frame with wood paint or paint in required colour.

3.    Using template provided, cut out backing paper and glue down to inside of frame.

4.    Glue leaves to paper, cut out with craft knife then sand all edges and ink. Ensure you have leaves going both directions.

5.    Glue leaves to outside edge of frame.

6.    Assemble houses as per kit instructions and decorate with embellishments such as mirror tree, keys tied on and door knobs.

7.    Glue houses to inside of frame where they “nestle” into the holly leaves and flowers.

8.    Glue flowers into place and remaining chipboard.

9.    Attach lettering

Next we have this elegant heirloom wall art by Lynette Carroll. Lynette is masterful when it comes to creating stunning home decor. Get ready to fall in love with this marvelous peice that is sure to inspire heaps of holiday craft cheer! Here is what Lynette had to say about this amazing creation.

"The minute I received my samples of the new Christmas Emporium Collection I knew I wanted to create an heirloom piece of wall art.  This piece became a gift, something I hope the recipient will display in their home year after year during the holiday season. 
 
When creating a piece of wall art, I always choose the frame first and then make enough panels to fit within the frame I have purchased.  For this piece, I bought the frame and then I cut my own mat and bought a frame on clearance to use the moulding from to fit the inside of my mat.  I simply measured all four sides and then with a tiny saw trimmed down the moulding so it would fit.
 
Each of the layers in the wall art have a piece of chipboard between them to give the papers extra body and then each layer is adhered together with foam mounting tape for dimension.  Once I had cut all my layers using the scalloped rectangle nestabilities, I then choose my decorative pieces for each panel.  Once all the panels were complete I went back and gave them all special touches with pearls, stickles for some sparkle and extra cut pieces of holly etc. Making a piece of wall art is a great way to personalize your holiday decorating or to give to someone as a special gift they can receive continuous joy from". -Lynette Carroll 

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Merry and Bright Panel

Tis The Season Panel

Supplies:

Christmas Emporium Collection:
 
Spellbinders - Classic Scalloped Rectangles Small Nestabilities
Ranger Industries - Tim Holtz Old Paper Distress Ink
Ranger Industries - Red Stickles
Ranger Industries - Diamond Stickles
Clearsnap - Ocean Soul Smooch
Clearsnap - Luscious Lime Smooch
Imaginarium Designs - Decorative Chipboard Flourishes
Martha Stewart Crafts - Scalloped Square Punch
Misc: White Glitter Paper, Gold Paper, Black Self Adhesive Pearls, Mini White Pom Pom, Gold Paint, Foam Mounting Tape, Frame and Mat Board

That's all we have for today, Crafters. We hope you'll join us on Monday for more wonderful crafts, a brand new blog contest, as well as our blog hop with Want2Scrap! The blog hop will be happening all next week August 8th-12th! It's going to be a lot of fun! We hope you all have a fantastic weekend. Thank you again for joining us and enjoy the rest of your Friday!

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Happy Papercrafting!
Team Graphic 45

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Crazy For Cards: Inspiring Card From Our Design Team

Hello Crafters,

Welcome to another thrilling day of exquisite inspiration! The past couple of days have been all about layouts. Well, we're switching gears and today is going to be all about cards. Cards are such magical things, especially beautiful hand-made ones! Today we're going to share some stunning creations from Sherry Cheever, Robin Shakoor and Laura Denison of our design team. Laura has even prepared a wonderful card tutorial that features our new collection An ABC Primer! Needless to say, today is going to rock! So lets get started!

This first amazing card was made by Sherry Cheever. This adorable and beautiful creation features our new collection The Magic of Oz. This card would be so perfect for Valentine's Day! It's so cute and features Sherry's classic use of beautiful and inventive embellishments. You can just feel the love in this card.

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Supplies:

Graphic 45: The Magic of Oz and Tags 2, Staples – Trim, Hampton Art The Magic of Oz 1 Stamp
Set
Spellbinders: S4-212 Contempory Hearts Borderabilities, S4-110 Classic Ovals LG, S4-112
Classic Ovals SM, S4-314 Lacey Ovals
Paper: SU Black Cardstock; Prism Light Gray
Ink: Ranger Fired Brick Distress Stain, Adirondack Lake Mist; Memento Tuxedo Black; Copic
Markers
Miscellaneous: Ranger Matte Accents, Christmas Red Stickles, Mini Mister; Tim Holtz idea-
ology Seasons GrungeBoard; Silver Artistic Wire; Seam Binding; Foam Mounting Tape; Sewing
Machine

Next we have another fabulous card that features The Magic of Oz. This one was created by the marvelous Robin Shakoor. This card is so gorgeous and clever! Check out the amazing pop-up elements! It is a classic Robin Shakoor creation; loaded with fabulous artistic techniques as well as elegance and warmth.

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Supplies:

Paper:  The Magic of Oz (Graphic 45), Cardstock (Bo Bunny)
Ink:  Distress Ink (Ranger)
Embellishments:  Pearl Pen (Viva Decor), Stickles (Ranger), Ribbon (May Arts), Card Template (Lets Party Hearty), Chipboard (Graphic 45)

Next up is this brilliant gift card holder by Laura Denison. This card features An ABC Primer and there is even a super fun tutorial that shows you exactly how to create one of your very own! Get ready to be dazzled by this adorable and imaginative craft creation! It's perfect for any occasion and it's simply stunning! Take it away, Laura!

"Gift cards are a great way to thank teachers and other school staff for the great job they do with our children. ABC Primer is the perfect paper to create a great gift card holder along with an Envelope Tag turned into a library pocket." -Laura Denison

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To create you own Gift card holder, cut a 4 1/4" x 12" strip of The Three R's. Score and fold at 3 1/2" from one end and 3" from the other. (Remaining section should be 5 1/2")

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Cut a rectangle of An ABC Primer at 3 3/4" x 4 1/2". Double matte with Grammar School and Building Blocks. Also, cut a 2 1/2' x 3 3/4" rectangle of Grammar School and matted with Building Blocks. Add an alpha sentiment and embellishments.

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Attach matted units to folded card, aligning edges.

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Create a library pocket from a Staples Mini Envelope to old the gift card. Cut off top of envelope just above closure circle

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Round corners of cut edge

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Trim off front just below circle closure

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Add embellishing to front of pocket

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Attach a matte of Bedtime Stories to center section of card. Add pocket and a Chip Board tag.

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You Gift card is now ready to give....in style!

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Supplies:
Paper - Graphic 45 ABC Primer
Chipboard tags and embellishments - Graphic 45 ABC Primer tags #1 and Tags #2
Envelope - Graphic 45 staples Envelope Tags
Ribbon - Offray

We want to give a huge thank you to our amazing team today. Sherry Cheever, Robin Shakoor and Laura Denison are simply amazing and immensely gifted crafers and we are so happy to have their talents on our design team. We hope you will all join us tomorrow for more craft excitement. And don't forget that there's still time to leave us a blog comment or Facebook comment for this week's blog contest! You could win a beautiful prize pack of An ABC Primer before it's even available in stores! Have a wonderful day, Crafters!

Smiles and Paper Flowers,

Team Graphic 45


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Reasons to Smile: Le Cirque Layouts From Our Design Team

Hello Crafters,

Welcome to another magical day here at Graphic 45. Thank you for taking the time to stop by and see us. We're keeping the fun alive with some amazing Le Cirque layouts from our design team. These LOs are so beautiful and vibrant, you wont belive your eyes! But before we get to the crafts we want to remind you all about this week's blog contest! Just leave us a comment here on the blog or our Facebook page and you'll be entered to win our amazing new collection An ABC Primer before it's even available in stores! How great is that?! So lets get to the craft fun! Our two amazing Le Cirque layouts were created by Hilde Janbroers and Melanie Forbes of our design team. Get ready for a heaping dose of craft cheer! This first LO was made by Hilde. Yet again Hilde has created a gorgeous and charming work of art with her amazing use of layering, paper distressing, beautiful embellishments and lots of love!

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Supplies:
Coredinations cardstock
Tim Holtz rossette die
Prima Marketing flowers, say it in crystals
American crafts thickers

Next up is this wonderful Le Cirque layout by Melanie Forbes. Melanie's fun style works perfectly with Le Cirque. We love how she utilizes the bright colors of this amazing collection to create something that really stands out. And you've got to love the photos she used in this LO. Photos from under the big-top are perfect choice for a Le Cirque LO! It's simply electrifying!

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Supplies:

Le Cirque: Dazzle & Delight #4500309
Bohemian Floral (from 8x8pad #4500316)
Spotty Border Strip #4500313
Extravaganza #4500310
Staples: Metal buttons #4500302
Prima – Homespun Bitties
Twiddleybitz –Hearts pack of love
Swirl
Cardstock - Bazzill Raven

That's all for today. We want to thank Hilde Janbroers and Melanie Forbes for their beautiful projects. We are so lucky to have their wonderful talents on our design team.  We will be right back here tomorrow with more fabulous craft ideas, fun and smiles. We hope you all have a superb day. Thank you again for joining us!

Happy Papercrafting!

Team Graphic 45

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Layout Love: Amazing Design Team Layouts and Tutorial

Hello Amazing Crafters,

Welcome to our happy blog! Wow, you are in for a treat! We're all about layouts today. Prepare to be dazzled by the most beautiful layouts by Tara Orr and Jane Tregenza of our design team. These fantastic LOs are sure to inspire you. They are filled with so much love and stunning crafting techniques. Jane Tregenza has even prepared a fantastic tutorial! So get ready to be blown away by today's spectacular creations. This first LO was created by the fabulous Tara Orr. Tara's gift for creating heartwarming and profusely beautiful LO's is evident in these two amazing pieces. Check it out!

"My daughter and I spent the morning at the beach digging in the sand, making sandcastles and having some fun just the two of us.  I ALWAYS bring my camera when I am out with my kids - you never know when that kodak moment will strike!  I had been snapping candid (or so I thought) photos of her for most of the morning when she suddenly sat up and said "No more pictures mommy!".  Oops!! Sometimes even those 'not so perfect' photos turn into the best projects. This was the last shot I took that day - she was pretty much at her wits end wouldn't you agree!?  LOL!" -Tara Orr
 
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Graphic 45 Supplies:
 
Other Supplies:
Leaves, Flowers and Double Sided Adhesive Dots by ZVA Creative
Edge Scraper by Making Memories
Scor-Tape by Scor-pal
Glossy Accents, Distress Ink and Distress Stickles by Ranger
Acrylic Paint by the Color Factory and DecoArt
Pigment Ink by Studio G
Doily, Ornate Mini Gate and Holly Flourish Chipboard by Dusty Attic

 
"A picture is worth a thousand words! Just love this photo of my daughter and husband on a recent trip to our local nature park.  She was pretty much on cloud 9 in her daddy's arms.  I chose to accent with warm tones of brown and touches of green, balanced by an otherwise neutral palette.  There are heaps of layers in this project although it doesn't look crowded thanks to an enlarged photo which remains the focal point of the project.  When papers have strong, bold patterns and colours, only little bits are needed to create stunning effects." -Tara Orr

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Graphic 45 Supplies:
 
Other Supplies:
Fence and "Love You" Title by Imaginarium Designs
Smooch Spritz by Clearsnap
Pigment Ink by Studio g
Leaves, Flowers and Self Adhesive Crystals by ZVA Creative
Edge Scraper by Making Memories
Acrylic Pain in Warm White by Multi Craft Imports
Tacky Glue by Aleene's
Permanent Adhesive Roller by Tombo
Scallop Punch by EK Success
Doily Punch by Martha Stewart
Brilliance Pigment Ink in Pearlescent Rust by Tsukineko
Paper Doilies

Next  up is a stunning layout by Jane Tregenza. Jane's classic style and warmth are what make her crafts so unique and sincere. It is a real treat to have be featuring such a wonderful tutorial from such a talented lady. Just look at this wonderful Once Upon a Springtime LO that she cratered! Get inspired to create one of your very own with the fun tutorial that follows!

"For this layout I wanted to do something a bit different. Whenever I get new Graphic 45 papers I like to look that them and see if I can find a way to use them differently from the way they have been designed. The Once upon a Springtime  Enchanted Forest paper was a case in point. The paper is so beautiful so where do you put a photo? I decided to make mine a patchwork piece and cover most of the squares with some of the other lovely papers in this collection. This let me add smaller photos and I was able to fit 3 on my layout. You could add more photos if you wish to. I also cut the squares smaller than the printed ones on the paper, which gave me a cream frame round each of the pieces. So get out all your leftover small pieces of “once upon a springtime” and let’s get started." -Jane Tregenza
 

Photo 1

Imaginarium Designs Chipboard:
IDFR0005 Mirrored Bracket Oval
IDC0002 Swirl Corners
IDS0023 Girl Silhouette
IDB005 Heart Picket Fence

Use your sheet of Enchanted Forest and remove the excess cream around the edge. You can use scissors for this. This will be the foundation on which we place all our other print papers. Ink around the edge and tape it to your green cardstock, making sure you have the same amount of green showing all the way around.

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I have numbered each square in the photo, as we will be working from square number 1-15. Below is a list of each print paper used and the size you need to cut to fit the square.

1.       1 ¾ x  2 15/16 inch of Spellbound.
2.       1 ½ x 2 1/8 inch Woodland Fantasy.
3.       1- 1/16 x 2 1/8 inch Primrose Cottage.
4.       2 x 2-15/16 inch Woodland Fantasy.
5.       2-1/8 x 2-15/16
6.       1 -6/8 x 3 ¼ inch Once upon a Springtime.
7.       3 x 4 inch Woodland Fantasy.
8.       3-1/8 x 2-12/16 inch Tiny Treasure.
9.       2-1/8 x 2-12/16 Primrose Cottage
10.   1-9/16 x 4-9/16 Woodland Fantasy
11.   3-1/16 x 4 -3/16 Flight of Fancy.
12.   1 x 2-3/4 inch Fairy Folk.
13.   2-1/16 x 2-11/16
14.   1 ½ x 3-1/16 Primrose Cottage.
15.   2-3/16 x 4-6/16 Enchanted Forest. 

Square 4 is put on with foam tape and has a matted photo on it.

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Square 6 has a piece of pink ribbon tied around it before adhering it to your page.

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Square 7 is put on with foam tape and has a matted photo on it. Once you have your photo on, you can tie a ribbon around it with a bow on the front.
 
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Square 10 is out on with foam tape. Add a photo (not matted).

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Square 11 has a quote on it. Use a Martha Stewart boarder punch and punch a piece of green vine long enough to fit on the fence. Glue the vine to the fence. Glue the five cream roses to the apricot flowers and place them along the vine. Add crystals to the leaves. Glue fence to layout as shown

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Ink title words and glue it to your layout.

Add frame and flower to your layout.

Ink corners and glue them to your layout.

Ink girls and glue them to your layout.

You can place as many photos as you like and put them on any square you like. You can even leave some of the print papers off and have the base squares showing.

That's all for today, crafters. Don't forget to leave us comments for this week's blog contest! You can comment on our blog and Facebook page for your chance to win an exclusive prize pack of our latest collection An ABC Primer. We want to thank Tara Orr and Jane Tregenza for their gorgeous creations today. We hope you will all join us tomorrow for more craft wonders! Have a terrific day!

Happy Papercrafting,

Team Graphic 45

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School Days: An ABC Primer Crafts & Contests

Hello Crafters,

Welcome to another fun-filled week here on the Graphic 45 blog! We are so happy that you are joining us for today's festivities! We've got the most amazing crafts from our fabulous design team as well as a terrific new blog contest that you are going to love! Today is all about our adorable new collection An ABC Primer. Robin Shakoor has created a beautiful card, while Jack & Cat Curio have created a stunning mini album. There are so many ways to use An ABC Primer to create something marvelous. So this week we're giving you the opportunity to get your hands on this amazing new collection before it arrives in stores! That's right, this week's blog contest offers you the chance to win a spectacular 12x12 paper pad of An ABC Primer as well as both coordinating chipboard diecut tags and frames! All you need to do is leave us a blog comment or a Facebook comment any day this week! We will be choosing one random winner from our blog and one from Facebook! That's right, we will have two winners this week! Please only limit comments to one per day on each site. Our two winners will be announced this Friday, August 5th! Check out this amazing prize!

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To help get your creative gears turning about our new collection An ABC Primer, we're going to share these stunning crafts from Robin Shakoor and Jack & Cat Curio. This first project was created by Robin. It's a sweet card entitled simply "For You." It has all the charm and sophistication of Robin's amazing crafting style. Look at how adorable and simply elegant this card is! It's just perfect!

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Supplies:

Papers:  An ABC Primer (Graphic 45), Cardstock (Craft Supply), Color Core (Core-dinations)
Ink:  Distress Ink (Ranger)
Embellishments:  Stickles (Ranger), Glossy Accents (Ranger), Dies (Spellbinders)

This next craft creation was made by Jack & Cat Curio. This gorgeous mini album is perfect down to the last detail. This mini has such a classic vintage look. It's hard to believe it was made recently! It looks like something that could have been passed down through the generations. Of course Jack & Cat are experts when it comes to making crafts look classically vintage. Using the gorgeous papers of An ABC Primer as well as beautiful Graphic 45 Staples, Jack & Cat were able to create this charming and captivating work of art! Behold the beauty!

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“An ABC Primer” Altered Book

Versa chipboard book-Leaky Shed Studio

Chipboard alphabet-Leaky Shed Studio

Fancy Cap Chipboard embellishments-Leaky Shed Studio

Graphic 45 An ABC Primer Collection:

Calico Kids, Games and Playtime, Happy Go Lucky, Grammar School, The Three R’s, One Two, Buckle My, Shoe, Jumping Joan, An ABC Primer, School Days, Building Blocks, Alphabet Soup, Bedtime Stories

PVA Glue

Staples

Vintage Library card

Graphic 45 Staples Trims

Graphic 45 Staples Envelope Tags

Graphic 45 Staples Chipboard Buttons

Vintage seambinding

Ranger Distress Ink: Walnut Stain, Wild Honey, Black Soot


Thank you all so much for joining us today. And huge thanks to the brilliant Robin Shakoor and Jack & Cat Curio for their amazing work today. We are very excited to read everyone's blog and Facebook comments this week! And don't forget that you can post your Graphic 45 projects on our Facebook page, Ning gallery, or website gallery anytime! We'd love to see what you're making with our papers! Share the love and connect with your crafting community! We hope you all have a spectacular Monday!

Smiles and Paper Hearts,

Team Graphic 45

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