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Fun and Inspirational Book Tutorial By Jane Tregenza: Part 5!

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Hello G45ers!

Welcome to this very special Saturday post here at the Graphic 45 blog! Today we are going to share part 5 of Jane Tregenza's incredible book tutorial. Many of you have been anxiously anticipating the next page of Jane's incredible book. Well the wait is over! Jane has prepared an absolutely stunning new page for this incredible book. We definitely think you're going to love it!  You've probably seen Jane's incredible books here on the Graphic 45 blog over the years. These amazing books often contain gorgeous paper layering, inking, pop-up elements, and imaginative uses of beautiful embellishments. Every page is overflowing with beauty. We've been teaming up with Jane to bring you this very special tutorial series. Jane takes you step-by-step through the book-making process. Follow her wonderful instructions in this monthly tutorial series to create your very own gorgeous book! Today Jane will show you how to make the foundation pages that are used for each page of the book as well as page 5 of the book with corresponding tags. This is going to be an amazing journey! So lets begin! Here is the first part of Jane's tutorial where she begins with the foundation pages. In case you missed the first four tutorials in this series you can still catch up by checking them out here.

 Jane's Book Tutorial: Part 1

Jane's Book Tutorial: Part 2

Jane's Book Tutorial: Part 3

Jane's Book Tutorial: Part 4

And now it's time for Part 5 of Jane's latest amazing tutorial! Take it away, Jane!


You need to make your foundation page first before creating Page 5 of your book.

Black foundation Pages:

Instructions for creating a foundation page:

Each month you will need to make a foundation page. For this you will need two black sheets of cardstock.

Cut one to 8 ½ x11 inches- set it aside. Cut your second one to 9 ½ x 11 inches. Please keep the left over bits as you will need them later on.

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The 9 ½ x 11 inches piece needs to be scored, place it in your cutter at 8 ½ inch mark and score it, this will give you a one inch seam.

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Completely fill in the one inch seam with strong tape.

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Carefully adhere the 8 ½ inch piece onto the 9 1/2 inches piece. Make sure you don’t go

over your scored seam, or your page will not fold. Once you have it on, carefully fold the page over to check that it will shut.

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Press firmly along the folded over piece, open up your page and check at the two pages line up nicely. Don’t worry if one of your pages is now wider than the other. You can trim it back to make them the same.

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You need to add some more tape along the join of your foundation page. Adhere one strip of tape along one side of the join and about an inch of tape on the other side of the join.

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A close up of the join with the tape each side. When you come to adhere your print papers, one piece will be an inch wider that the other page. The extra inch will need to be adhered over the top of the inch of tape on the foundation page.

Book Tutorial Page 5

By Jane Tregenza

All artwork, images, instructions and design is copyrighted 2012

Download Instructions for Graphic 45 online tutorial Page 5 with photos

 A simple male page with a pocket on the side. I have made a couple of tags for the pocket which allows you to add more photos and journaling. For this page I have used papers from some of Graphic 45’s older collections. You may not have all the papers I have used. But Graphic 45 have lots of amazing papers from their other collections, so you can choose other prints to suit.

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Please follow the instructions carefully. Read each instruction to the end, before cutting. Lots of the papers are used on the tag as well as for your page, so you need to cut them the way I describe or you will run out of paper! All chipboard has been sprayed black. All papers have had their edges inked using Tim Holtz –Vintage and Colorbox Liquid Chalk ink – Chestnut Roan.

 

Please note, I am only human and do make mistakes, I have taken every care while writing the instructions, and hope they make sense. It is quite hard to write instructions as I know what I mean; but this does not always translate into the instructions. If you are unable to work something out, then please ask a question in the comments box at the end of the post and I will answer it for you as best I can. Or email me at jane@seriouslyscrapbooking.net.au

 

 

Materials List

                                    1x Dressed to the Nines (A proper Gentleman)                            

        1x Cultured Reserve (A proper Gentleman)

                    2x Strip of Man About Town (A proper Gentleman)                     

½ sheet On the Dot (Communitque)

                                                1/3 of a sheet of Postage (Communique)                                      

    ½ sheet Haberdasher (A proper Gentleman)

                                1x Pack your Bags (Transatlantique)                          

        1x Mechanical Mind (Steampunk Debutate)

                                1x Well Groomed (Le Romantique)                           

4 inch strip of Exotic Destinations (Transatlantique)

6 Black Cardstock and 1 Cajun

Imaginarium Designs Chipboard Phrase “It’s a Boy Thing”, James Corners and Small Alpha’s

 Brads, assorted metal Embellishments.

        Graphic 45 Key Holes

                        Color Box Fluid Chalk-chestnut roan, Tim Holtz-Vintage Photo        

                            3L 12x12 Adhesive sheets     Wet Glue       

The instructions for creating your 5th page.

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Cut your sheet of “Dressed to the Nines’ print paper in half at the 6 inch mark. To cut it the right way you will need to place the print paper into your trimmer with the stripes sideways.  Trim both pieces so that they are 6 inches x 9 ½ inches long. You will need to trim one back later on. Ink around the edges of both pieces.

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Cover the back of one of the stripe pieces with double sided adhesive or double sided tape. Make sure that the whole piece is covered in adhesive and not just around the edges. Adhere it to your page with a small amount of black showing at the top and side of your page. It should go over the middle of your page with about an inch of it on the other side of your foundation page. Carefully fold your page over, use your finger to run along the seam as you fold the page up and over. This will create a fold that you can see and use to line up your second piece. Lay the second piece of stripe paper onto your foundation page and match up the stripes in the middle of your page. Make sure you are at least one stripe away from the fold in your page. Once you are happy with how the two piece match in the middle, make a mark on the edge of the second stripe piece and trim it to fit on your page. Once you have it trimmed back, cover the back of it with adhesive and adhered it to your page.

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The top of your page should look like this.

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Place your sheet of “Cultured Reserve” into your trimmer and cut a piece 4 inches wide. Take it out and lay it on top of your left over sheet of “Cultured Reserve”. Make a mark each side of your first piece so that the checks match up. Trim it back so the second piece is the same as your first one. Ink around the edges. Trim one of the strips back to 9 ½ inches long. Place adhesive onto the back of your check piece and adhere it to the bottom of your foundation page with a small amount of black showing at the bottom and side showing. Fold your page in half again.

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Place your second check piece onto your foundation page and match up your checks in the middle of your page. Remember to make sure you are away from the middle of your foundation page. Make a mark on the end of your second check piece and trim it back to fit on your page. Adhere it to your page.

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Cut two strips of “Man about Town. They need to be adhered together. Overlap one square on top of the other.

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Lay the strip on your page. Make sure the square that is stuck down on top of the other is not in the middle of your page. It needs to be to one side of your fold in the middle. Move the strip across your page until you have the same amount of square showing each end of your page. It is not important if you don’t as you won’t see much of it. Trim each end where your mark is. Keep the left over bits for your tags.

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Put adhesive on the back of your strip and adhere it to your page covering the gap in the middle of your page. You can use the check at the bottom of your page as a guide to getting it on straight.

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Fold your page over, use your hand to help set the fold in the middle of your page.

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Your page should look like this once you have finished.

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You now need to cut your “Pack your Bags”print paper. You need to cut a piece from the top edge of your print paper and from the bottom. You will end up with a strip from the middle which you need to keep for your tags. Place your print paper into your trimmer with the print sideways.  From the top of your print paper cut a piece 5 inches wide and 12 inches long. Flip the paper around so the print is upside down and sideways,  cut a strip from the bottom 3 inches wide and 12 inches long. Keep the middle piece for your tags, so put it aside. Place your 5 inch x 12 inch piece into your trimmer and trim it back to 7 ¾ wide. Keep the left over piece. Place your 3 inch x 12 inch piece into your trimmer and trim it back to 7 ¾ inches wide.  Keep the left over piece. The four pieces you need for your page should look like the photo above.

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Cover all four pieces of print paper with adhesive tape and adhere them to your page as shown above. They need to butt against the “Man about Town” middle strip. In the middle of your page where the fold is, make sure you leave a gap between the two pieces of print paper.  Mine is a little bit too close to the fold, so make sure you leave a little bit more space. Place a brad in the top left corner of your “Pack your Bags”square. It needs to go through the whole page.

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You need to cut the following pieces from your sheet of “Well Groomed”print paper.  You need the gentleman for your page and the other two pieces for your tags.

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Lay your gentleman piece onto your page, lining it up along the bottom of your “Pack your Bags” print paper. Your arm of the gentleman will be hanging off the edge of your page. Place a ruler along the edge of your page and rule a line with a pencil. Trim it back and adhere it to your page.

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For your photo mat, you need to cut a piece of black cardstock cut 5 inches x 7 inches. Cut a second mat from your Cajun cardstock. It needs to be 4 7/8 inches x 6 7/8 inches. Adhere your Cajun mat to the black mat.

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Cut a mat from your sheet of “Mechanical Mind”, it needs to be 4 ½ inches x 6 ½ inches. Cut a second mat from your black cardstock, it needs to be 4 inches x 6 inches. Adhere the two together and add the piece to your Cajun mat. This will give you a photo mat with four layers. Your photo needs to be trimmed to 3 ¾ inches x 5 ¾ inches.

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Add it to your page, placing it over the gentleman image. Add your chipboard title and letters. This finishes the left side of your page.

Now you need to work on the right side of your page. You are going to make a pocket for your tags to go in.

The pocket.

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For the pocket, cut a piece of black cardstock 5 inches x 10 ½ inches.

Cut a piece of “Mechanical Mind to 4 ¾ inches x 10 ¼ inches. Adhere the “Mechanical Mind” print paper onto the black cardstock.stock.

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Place tape around three sides of your rectangle. It needs to be a pocket with the opening along the long edge of your pocket and on the inside edge.

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Adhere it to your page on the right side of your page. Add four bronze brads to each corner, and through your page. This will help to keep your pocket on.

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Cut a piece of black cardstock to 4 ¼ inches x 9 ¾ inches. Cut a piece of “Haberdasher” print paper to 4 inches x 9 ½ inches and adhere it to your piece of black cardstock. Cut a piece “Postage” print paper to 3 inches x 8 ½ inches. Adhere it to the middle of your “Haberdasher” print paper. Add four photo corners.

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Your finished piece is going to look like the above photo. You need to lay all your embellishments onto the piece of paper and check that they will all fit. Add a Tim Holtz Book plate to the top of your piece of print paper. Use two brads to hold it in place. You can add a name or date under the plate. Lay your key on top of your print paper along with your key hole. Once you have fitted them on and you are happy with how it all looks. Adhere your key hole on next using two brads.

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To attach your key, you need to make a hole each side of your key at the shaft near the top. You are going to tie it on, rather than gluing it on.

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Cut a thin ribbon. You need to push one end of the ribbon through one of the holes on the front and pull it through to the back. Using the same end push it back through the other hole on the back, it needs to come out on the other side of the key and on the front. You should have both ends of the ribbons on the front of your print paper and be able to tie a double knot to hold your key in place.

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You need to attach the key to your page near the bottom of the key. Make a hole each side of your key shaft. Cut a length of ribbon, you need to put one end of the ribbon in one hole. You need to make a loop over the bottom of the key.  Don’t tie a knot in the back of your rectangle.

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Pull the ribbon tight and place tape over the top.

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Lay a ruler on your piece of paper. Line the 2 inch mark up with the top of your key hole.  You are going to put three brads into your piece of paper. Make a hole at the 1 ½ inch, 1 inch and the ½ inch mark on your ruler. This will let you place three brads in your paper, in a straight line and ½ inch apart.  Underneath your key, place a fleur de lis brad.

Tie a ribbon around your finished rectangle about 2 inches up from the bottom. Tie it with a knot on the front and in the middle. Add a chipboard shape under your ribbon in the space at the bottom. Add a brad in the ribbon each side of your knot. To finish your rectangle, place a red brad in each corner of your black photo corners.

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Adhere the finished piece onto your pocket. Make sure you have the same amount of print showing all the way around.

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The right side of your page should now look like this.

Now its time to work on the tags for your pocket.

To see more of my work, visit my blog

www.janetregenza.blogspot.com

If you need help completing your kit, please email me, jane@seriouslyscrapbooking.net.au

Tags Tutorial - Page 5:

By Jane Tregenza

All artwork, images, instructions and design are copyrighted 2012

Download Tags Tutorial with photos

Instructions for creating the Tags.

Please follow my instructions carefully. Please remember to ink around the edges of all your print papers.  Please note that I have not added any names, dates or any information to my tags. You will need to add your own personal details to each tag.

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For your first tag, you need to cut a piece of black cardstock 4 inches x 8 inches. Cut a piece of Cajun cardstock 2 3/8 inches x 3 ¾ inches wide. Adhere it to the top of your tag. Make sure you have a bit of black showing. From your leftover piece of “Pack your Bags” cut a piece 4 inches high x 3 7/8 inches wide. Adhere it to the bottom of your tag with a little bit of black showing. Add a strip of “Man about Town” in the gap in the middle of your tag. Find your piece from “Well Groomed”, it is the one with the top hat, can and tie. Mat it onto a piece of black cardstock. Add it to your tag. Cut a black mat onto your tag. The mat needs to be 2 ¼ inches x 3 ¼ inches. Adhere it to your tag as shown above. You can add a photo, I have not decorated the back of your tag. You can if you want to using your left over bits of print papers.

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For the large tag, cut a piece of cardstock 6 ¾ inches x 9 inches. From your leftover piece of “Pack your Bags” cut a piece 4 inches high x 6 5/8 inches wide. Adhere it to the top of your tag with a little bit of black showing at the top and sides. Cut a piece of “Mechanical Mind” to 2 ¾ inches high and 6 5/8 inches wide. Adhere it to your tag near the bottom with a little bit of black showing. Use your last piece from “ Well Groomed” , it should have a shirt and neck tie on it. Mat it onto a piece of black cardstock and adhere it to your “Mechanical Mind” square.

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From your piece of “Exotic Destinations” cut a piece 2 ½ inches high x 6 5/8 inches wide. Adhere it to the middle of your tag. Cut a piece of black cardstock, 5 ¼ inches x 6 ¼ inches. Adhere it to your tag, with the bottom of the mat over the top of the images piece.

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Cut a piece of your “Exotic Destinations” 2 ½ inches high x 5 ½ inches long. Fold the piece in 1/2 and line it up with the border on your tag. The folded edge needs to be on the edge of your black mat. You need to adhere the bottom ½ to your black mat along the right edge of your black mat.

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Cut your piece of “On the Dot” 6 inches high x 10 inches wide. Make sure the stripes are going up and down. Fold the piece in half.

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Adhere the stripe piece onto the black photo mat with the fold on the left edge of the black mat.

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Cut a photo mat from your Cajun cardstock to be 4 ¾ inches x 5 ¾ inches. Adhere it to the front of your stripe piece.

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From your piece of “Man about Town” cut a square 2 stamps high and 2 stamps wide. Mat it onto a piece of black cardstock, then mat it onto a piece of cajun cardstock.

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Fold the flap over and put adhesive tape onto part of it. You need to only place the tape where it will be covered with the “Man about Town” square.

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Adhere the square over the top of the flap.

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Cut a photo mat 4 ¾ inches x 5 ¾ inches from your cajun cardstock. Adhere it to the front of your tag. Add a photo to finish the tag. The flap with the stamps folds over the top of your photo.

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On the inside of your tag you can add more photos and journling.

You can make more tags and add them to your pocket if you wish. Don’t forget to add your own journling to your adds.

We hope you all enjoyed Part 5 of Jane's fabulous book tutorial. We will she sharing Part 6 on Wednesday, December 26th! We hope you'll join us for that great blog event! We want to thank Jane Tregenza for her amazing work today. We hope you'll all come back and see us on Monday as we continue our Place in Time Calendar Tutorial Series! It's going to be wonderful! Have a great day, G45ers!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Grpahic 45

 

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Place In Time Calendar Tutorial Series: Part 6 May

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Hello G45ers,

Happy Monday to you all and welcome to another incredible week here at the Graphic 45 blog! We had so much fun last week getting to share the first part of our amazing Place in Time calendar tutorial series! We're keeping the inspiration train running right on schedule! Today you will learn how to create your May page for your 2013 calendar! Gloria Stengel has made the most beautiful May page that is sure to inspire you with happy thoughts for the new year! This is going to be such a fun tutorial! But first we want to announce the winner of today's Place in Time prize pack! We're giving away the splendid prize pack, pictured below, everyday during this fantastic calendar tutorial series! Winners are chosen at random from comments left on our blog and Facebook page. We are giving away this prize pack to one lucky winner tomorrow too so be sure to leave us a comment today for your chance to win! Today's winner was chosen at random from comments left on our blog. And the winner is...

-Kathy Bumb: "Great tutorial week, and a gorgeous collection as usual from this great company!!!"

Congratulations, Kathy! Please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize! Stay tuned, G45ers, to see if you are our winner on tomorrow's blog! Hooray!

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And now its time to enjoy some fantastic inspiration from Gloria Stengel. Here is Gloria's stunning calendar page for the month of May. Join her on this fun step-by-step tutorial to create this page for your 2013 calendar. Remember that these calendar pages are meant to adhere to your Graphic 45 12x12 Easel Album. This page will go on the 6th page of your 12x12 Easel Album. So have fun and enjoy Gloria's beautiful tutorial. Take it away, Gloria!

In the USA, we celebrate Mother's Day on the second Sunday in May. I created a "pretty in purple" calendar page with room for journaling or for your favorite photo of mom.

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Supplies:

Graphic 45 papers:

Place in Time: March Cut-Aparts, May Foundation, May Cut-Aparts, October Cut-Aparts, Calendar Foundation, Sentiments

An ABC Primer: Grammar School

Graphic 45 Stickers and Chipboard:

A Place in Time

Graphic 45 Staples:

12x12 Easel Album

Ink: Clearsnap Colorbox Wisteria Chalk Ink

Ribbon and twine: Really Reasonable Ribbon

Button: unknown

Doily: Michael's Crafts

Die cuts: My Favorite Things Die-namics Fishtail Flag Stax

Tools: Spellbinders Grand Calibur; Bow Easy; EK Success border punch; hole punch

Adhesive: Scotch 3M tape; Beacon Fabri-tac; Heidi Swapp Scappy Glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares

To create this layout to fit onto the Graphic 45 12x12 Easel Album, follow the directions below

1. Trim the Place in Time May Foundation page close to the printed border. Once you have the page trimmed, it will be roughly 11 5/8 inches square. This makes the paper the perfect width, but it is just a tad too long. In order to accommodate the spiral binding you will need the paper to be only 11 3/8 inches long.

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2. Cut the paper across the center at approximately 5 1/4 inches. Trim out a 1/2 inch piece of paper.

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3. Slide the two halves of paper together to make the layout fit onto the Easel Album page. There will be a gap of approximately 1/8 inch.

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4. Glue the small strip that you trimmed from the paper over the space on the album page. Make sure to line up the border along the edges. You need this strip in order to not have a gap in the page border.

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5. To cover the seam, trim the floral strip from the reverse of a sheet of Place in Time May Cut-Aparts. Trim a bit off the ends so that the strip will fit within the Foundation page borders and glue it to the Foundation page.

6. Now, you have your Foundation page ready to decorate. Begin by trimming black cardstock to 4 x 10 5/8 inches. Use a border punch to decorate the right edge of the cardstock.

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7. Trim the purple floral paper from the reverse side of the May Cut-Aparts and cut it to 3 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches. Glue the floral paper to the black cardstock and place the panel on the Foundation page as shown.

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8. Decorate the top of the purple floral panel with banners die cut from May Cut-Aparts and March Cut-Aparts sheets. Then trim the butterfly postage stamp images from an 8x8 sheet of May Cut-Aparts and attach them to the banners with foam tape. Gently curl the edges of the banners.

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9. Use Wisteria chalk ink to ink a white doily.

10. Trim the postcard image from the May Cut-Aparts sheet. (Please note that I used two sheets of the May Cut-Aparts paper for my project.) Ink the edges with Wisteria chalk ink and attach the postcard image to the layout as shown. Curl the edges. Attach a butterfly postage image from the 8x8 May Cut-Aparts to the postcard.

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11. Trim black cardstock to 4 3/8 x 5 1/8. Trim Grammar School (An ABC Primer) paper to 3 1/4 x 5 and attach to the black cardstock. Add adhesive to only the top and bottom of the panel and glue to the layout. This will create side pockets for tags.

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12. Using banner die cut templates, trim three banners from the reverse of May, March, and October Cut-Aparts. Tuck the banners under the journaling square/photo mat that you created above.

13. Trim a title from the Place in Time Sentiments paper and attach it to the top of the photo mat with foam tape.

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14. Trim tags from the May Cut-Aparts sheet, add ribbon, and slip them into the pockets created by the photo mat.

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15. Trim the May mini calendar from the Calendar Foundation sheet. Use number stickers to add the year. Use a brown journaling pen to write in the days of the month. Glue the tiny floral circle from the Place in Time Chipboard 1 set over the 12 on the calendar.

16. Ink the edges of the calendar with Wisteria chalk ink, curl the edges and place onto the foundation page in the lower left corner.

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17. Add the purple postage stamp sticker from the Place in Time sticker sheet to the doily as shown.

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18, Glue the floral tag from the Chipboard 1 set to the upper right corner of the foundation page. Add a butterfly postage image cut from the May 12x12 Cut-Aparts sheet. Using two lengths of purple ribbon, add a double bow to the top of the chipboard tag.

19. To make the bow, tie two bows and use fabric glue to glue them together. Tie a bit of twine to a decorative button and glue it to the top bow. Glue the bow to your tag.

Your layout is finished!

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That's all for today, G45ers! We hope you had a marvelous time creating Gloria's fabulous May page for your 2013 calendar! Join us tomorrow as we share Susan Lui's gorgeous calendar tutorial for the month of June! Plus we'll be announcing another Place in Time prize winner! It's going to be so much fun! We want to thank Gloria Stengel for her amazing work today. Remember that you can find all of the calendar tutorials that we've posted so far in the Place in Time Calendar Tutorial Series category on our blog.

http://g45papers.typepad.com/graphic45/place-in-time-calendar-tutorial-series/

Have a wonderful day, G45ers!

Happy Calendar Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45

 

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Place In Time Calendar Tutorial Series: Part 5 April

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Hello G45ers,

Happy Friday and welcome to another day of inspiration and fun here at the Graphic 45 blog! We are so happy that you've decided to stop by today! Our Place in Time 2013 calendar tutorial series is in full effect! We are having so much fun getting to share these incredible tutorials with you! Each member of our design team is pitching in to help make this amazing blog event possible! Today we will be creating a calendar page for the month of April. This amazing calendar page and tutorial was made by Clare Charvill and it is absolutely delightful! Get ready for some real craft bliss! We also want to give a very special birthday shout-out to Jim, The Gentleman Crafter! Today is his birthday and we hope it is filled with joy, inspiration and delicious birthday cake! Happy Birthday, Jim, from all of us here at Graphic 45!

We have a new winner to announce for this wonderful Place in Time prize pack! We are giving away this fabulous prize every day during the Place in Time calendar tutorial series! There are lots of chances to win! Be sure to leave us a blog of Facebook comment today for your chance to win this lovely prize! Today's winner was chosen at random from yesterday's Facebook comments. And the winner is...

-Gina Day Peterson: "Day 4 and the Pages keep getting better and better!!!!!! ty G45"

Congratulations, Gina! Please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize! Remember, G45ers, we are giving away this prize pack everyday from now until December 13th! So be sure to leave your comments on our blog of Facebook page for your chance to win!


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Okay, G45ers, it's the moment you've all been waiting for! Here we have this stunning and cheerful April calendar page by Clare Charvill. Join her in this fun tutorial as you create this lovely page for your 2013 calendar. These wonderful calendar pages are meant to fit perfectly on the Graphic 45 12x12 Easel Albums! Today's page will go on page 5 of your 12x12 Easel Album. Enjoy! Take it away, Clare!

"April showers bring May flowers"

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Supplies:

12 x 12 April Foundation Paper, Calendar Foundation paper & April Cut Apart paper- Place in Time

12 x 12 Enchanted Forrest - Once upon a Springtime

A Place in time Sticker and alphabet sticker sheet

Stamped Metal Brad Graphic 45 Staples collection

12 x 12 Easel Album from the Graphic 45 Staples range

Kraft card stock – Graphic 45 Signature Series ColorCore Card stock

Distress Ink - Vintage Photo & Walnut Stain

Imaginarium flourish and butterflies

Dylusions Spray Ink - Melted Chocolate

Cosmic Shimmer Mist - Ocean Sunlight

Green silk MayArts ribbon

Alterations Movers and Shapers mini bunny and bow

Art Glitter pale green

Tacky Glue, Foam Tape, Glossy Accents & Double sided tape

2 Paper clips

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April is a lovely time of the year when all the little animals wake up from their wintery slumber, birds charm us with their cheerful songs, the greens on the trees are fresh and bright, spring is in the air, and we almost always celebrate Easter. These are the thoughts that inspired my 12 x 12 layout.

I used the 12 x 12 April Foundation paper, Calendar Foundation paper and April Cut Apart sheet, the Place in time Stickers and Alphabet sheets, the kraft card stock paper from the Graphic 45 Signature Series ColorCore Card stock collection and an oddment of Enchanted Forrest paper from the Once Upon a Springtime collection.

All paper edges were inked with vintage photo distress ink before being stuck down.

To make this page yourself take the 12 x 12 April Foundation paper, and with the reverse side without wording facing you carefully cut around the outer edge of the border.

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Cut a piece of kraft card stock 5” x 8”.  Put double sided tape along the shorter top and bottom edges only and stick to foundation sheet centering 1” from the top edge, and 3 ¼” in from the side edges.

Cut out the small April calendar from the 12 x12 Calendar Foundation paper, and the post card from the April Cut Apart sheet.  Stick the calendar centrally on the green stripe side of the postcard and then using the stripes for guidance trim ¼” off each of the shorter sides. Stick down onto the kraft mat with ¼” border along the sides and top edge. Then stick the dark brown Place in Time file tab to the left side of the calendar piece.

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Next cut out the blue spotty section from the cut apart sheet and trim the width to 11 ¼”.  Make two pencil marks on each side of the foundation page 6 ¾” up from the bottom corners.  Use these marks to line up the top edge of the blue border and stick down to the foundation paper.

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Now cut apart the picture of the two ladies as shown and cut off the blue border from the top left section of the cut apart.  Cut a second piece of kraft card stock 8” x 5 ½”, and ticket cut the corners. 

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With the longer edges of the kraft card stock mat at the top and bottom take the top left part of the cut apart picture (script background)) and stick it under the top left corner of the kraft card stock with ½” border top and left showing.  Take the ladies and stick them down over the bottom right corner of the kraft card stock mat with the same width of border to the bottom and right.

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 On the reverse of the kraft card stock mat piece put double sided tape down the left and bottom edges and stick down to the foundation page centrally and ½” up from the bottom of the page.

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 Next cut out the Hippity Hoppity border strip from the cut apart sheet and two chipboard bunnies and bows from the mover and shapers mini bunny & bow set.  Cover the bows in a little contrasting glitter and leave to dry.  With the bunnies facing each other ink them with Dylusions melted chocolate ink spray.  Leave to dry.  When dry darken their backs with Distress Walnut Stain ink. Stick a glittery bow onto each bunny.  Now take the border strip, put double-sided tape on the reverse side and stick down to the foundation page centrally under the calendar, and over the top of the top edge of the blue border.

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Stick a bunny over each end of the Hippity Hoppity strip.

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Cut the following pieces out from the cut apart sheet, blue flower boy, Bellflower stamp, cream label.

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I also cut out two fairies from Enchanted Forrest paper from the Once Upon a Springtime collection.  Using the small letter stickers spell out “Make a note” and stick the words onto the label. Tie a ribbon bow through the hole on the label and stick all pieces down onto the left hand edge of the foundation page as shown in the picture below. Add the top of a metal brad over the April stamp to finish.

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To finish the right hand side of your page cut out another of the stamps, I used the tulip one. Peel of the boy in blue sticker and put a strip of foam tape on the back.  Position as per the picture and stick in place.

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Now cut out the blue “No mater how long the winter…….. “border, put foam tape on the back, remove the backing strip and stick down one inch in from the right hand edge of the foundation and along the top edge of the border on the foundation page.

Next, take the large letter stickers, spell out the word April and stick together to form an arched phrase. Stick down onto the kraft card stock next to the bluebell boy and just about the blue border you’ve just added.

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To finish off your page spray two imaginarium chipboard butterflies with Ocean Sunlight Cosmic Shimmer Mist. Put a little tacky glue on the wings and sprinkle over some contrasting glitter.  When dry, stick one butterfly to either side of the bottom section of your layout. 

Add two of the corner stickers from the sticker sheet to the top left and bottom right hand corners of the calendar cut apart at the top of your layout and then colour an imaginarium flourish with the same Dylusions ink spray as the bunnies and when dry stick centrally above the calendar cut apart.  Add a gem for decoration.

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Add two paper clips to the notice board section of the layout to hold messages/appointment cards.  There’s also a place behind the top right hand side of the noticeboard to slot notes or maybe a to do list.  

Now put double sided tape on the back of your finished calendar page and stick to page four of your 12 x 12 calendar. 

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I hope you have as much fun putting this page together as I did and enjoy the rest of the layouts from my teamies.

That's all for today, G45ers! We want to thank Clare Charvill for her gorgeous work today! We have even more fun and tutorials to share with you! Please come back and see us tomorrow for a very special Saturday post! We will be sharing Part 5 of Jane Tregenza's incredible book tutorial! You wont want to miss this amazing event! Also join us on Monday as we bring you Gloria Stengel's stunning calendar page for the month of May! Plus we will have another Place in Time contest winner to announce! Have a super day and a great weekend!

Your Pals in Paper,

Team Graphic 45

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Place In Time Calendar Tutorial Series: Part 4 March

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Hello G45ers,

It's another splendid day here at the Graphic 45 blog! We are so happy that you've stopped by! We're continuing the fun with our very special Place in Time 2013 calendar tutorial series! We have seen so many incredible and gorgeous tutorials from our design team this week! The craft bliss continues today as we bring you a marvelous March tutorial by Betto Cesare! This stunning tutorial will show you how to create the 4th page of your calendar using the Graphic 45 12x12 Easel Albums and new Place in Time collection! What fun! But first we want to announce today's winner of this fabulous Place in Time prize! We are giving away this amazing prize pack, pictured below, to one luck winner everyday during this fabulous tutorial series! Want a chance to win? Just leave us a blog or Facebook comment today! We choose one random winner everyday so be sure to leave your comment for your chance to win! Today's winner was chosen at random from yesterday's blog comments. And the winner is...

-Ilene P: "This is really beautiful; love these papers!"

Congratulations, Ilene! Please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize! Stay tuned, G45ers, to see if you are our winner on tomorrow's blog!

 

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And now it's time to grab your Place in Time papers, 12x12 Easel Album and other fun papercrafting supplies! Join Betto Cesare in the beautiful tutorial as you create your calendar page for March! This is such an amazing creation! Take it away. Betto!

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Supplies:

Place in Time: 8x8 and 12x12 paper pad

March Foundation Page

Calendar Foundation Page

March Cut-aparts

Ornate Metal Key Holes

Metal Clothespins

Metal Hinges

Ornate Metal Label Holder

Brown Inks

Petaloo Flowers

 

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Step 1:  To make this page you will need: 1 sheet of March (12x12 inch and 8x8 inch) and another page of weekdays in 8x8 inch.  Take the 8x8 papers and glue them by reverse side on the March page. 

 

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Step 2: Cut a piece of patterned paper and paste at the bottom of the page flat. I used a paper that reminded me a fabric. So, sewing all these papers, just to add some charm to your project. 


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Step 3: Use your favorite distress tool in along the sider, after them ink all the edges with a brown ink pad.

 

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Step 4: The result is this!

 

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Step 5: Use some mist or water on the surface of the paper before glue it down on the kraft basis. When pasting, tweak it.

 

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Step 6: Attach the hinges at the top.

 

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Step 7: Cut two strips of paper and take small cuts on the tips. Glue it one another making overlap with pop dots.

 

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Step 8: This strips will hide the ends of the brads.

 

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Step 9: Now, Glue down on the front the girl die cut and a calendar page.

 

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Step 10: Attach an Ornate Metal Label Holder  in the figure of birds and glue the page with pop dots.

 

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Step 11: Take a piece of fabric for dressing and paint it with ink pads (brown). Let it dry and then wrap it on your finger.

 

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Step 12: Place it on the Metal Clothespin to look like birds nest.


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Step 13: Put together hardware and flowers.

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Step 14: You can create new flowers taking the center of the largest and placing flowers under another color, mix and match one and another. Just try it!

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Step 15: Here I put a one more fabric dressing to create a base for the flowers.

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That's all for today, G45ers! We hope you had a great time creating today's wonderful March calendar page for your 2013 calendar! We want to thank Betto Cesare for his incredible work! Tomorrow we've got Clare Charvill's stunning calendar tutorial for April! You wont want to miss it! Remember that at the end of this tutorial series you can upload images of your finished 2013 calendars to our Facebook page for your chance to win an amazing $150 Graphic 45 prize pack! Join us tomorrow for more inspiration and another contest winner announcement! It's going to be so much fun. Have a fantastic day, G45ers!

With Love and Pretty Paper,

Your Friends at Graphic 45

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Place In Time Calendar Tutorial Series: Part 3 February

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Hello G45ers,

Welcome to another fantastic day here at the Graphic 45 blog! We are so happy that you are joining us as we continue our super fun calendar tutorial featuring our Place in Time collection! Today we will be sharing Arlene Cuevas's gorgeous tutorial for creating your February calendar page. As we all know, February is the month of Valentine's Day! Arlene's tutorial is definitely filled with a lot of love and beauty. So get ready to have some serious fun today! We also have another winner to announce for this week's Place in Time contest! We are giving away this amazing Place in Time prize pack every day during this fantastic tutorial series! To enter to win this fabulous prize just leave us a blog or Facebook comment. Today's randomly chosen winner was picked from our Facebook comments. And the winner is...

-Cheryl Norton: "Thank you again for another opportunity to win; love the page today."

Congratulations, Cheryl! Please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize! We will be announcing another randomly chosen winner on tomorrow's blog so stay tuned!

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Just in case you miss a day or two during this amazing Place in Time tutorial series you can still find all the tutorials on one place! Each day we will add these tutorials to our Place in Time Calendar Tutorial Series category on our blog. That way you can find all the tutorials in one easy place! Here's the link!

http://g45papers.typepad.com/graphic45/place-in-time-calendar-tutorial-series/


Here are the beautiful images of Arlene's finished calendar page for February. Remember that every page in this tutorial series is meant to go into the Graphic 45 12x12 Easel Albums! This will be page 3 of your Easel Album. Follow along with Arlene's fun video and text tutorial to create this splendid February calendar page!

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Supplies:

Place in Time - February Foundation
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Place in Time - Calendar Foundation
Place in Time - Sentiments
Place in Time - Stickers
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Place in Time - Chipboard Die Cuts 2
Staples - Metal Hinges
Staples - Metal Buttons
Staples - Trims
May Arts Pearl trimmed lace
Petaloo Darjeeling flowers
Want2Scrap pearl flourishes
Momenta metal flourishes
Glossy Accents
3M ATG tape
Tombo Adhesive

Here is the link to Arlene's video tutorial! Or you can click play on the video displayed here to follow along with her fun and easy instructions!

 
February Calendar Page Tutorial:

Step 1: Select the papers you’ll be working with. For my Place in Time February calendar page, I used February Foundation, February Cut-Aparts, Calendar Foundation and Sentiments. The page you see here are the February Cut-Aparts.

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Step 2: Cut out various images from the papers that you will use to accent and layer onto your calendar page.

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Step 3: I cut out the postage stamps from February Cut-Aparts, then used a 1/8” hole punch to punch around the edge.

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This is the look that you get when you use a hole punch to cut out your postage stamp from the Graphic 45 collections… cool, right?!

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Step 4: Cut out elements from the Sentiments sheet to layer onto your calendar page.

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Step 5: Take some chipboard pieces from the coordinating Place in Time Chipboard Die-cuts 2 set to accent your page.

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Step 6: Start to slowly pull the page together, using the February Foundation page as your background or base. I use my 3M ATG gun to adhere basic paper elements to the page such as this border…

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Use the border strip to accent the bottom of your page, like this… it adds a nice “pop” of red to pull the page together.

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Step 7: I use Tombo Mono Adhesive to adhere a heart doily to my calendar page… this will be one layer of many.

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Press the doily firmly onto the page to adhere all the edges down.

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Step 8: Start to position the elements onto the page so you know where you want things to go. I typically don’t adhere anything down until I know exactly where on the page I’d like it to go.

Use dimensionals to make some of the elements on the page “pop.”

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Layer away!

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Step 9: Add some additional elements to the calendar page using the coordinating Chipboard Die-Cuts 1 set. Here I select the vintage lady…

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Step 11: Use the Place in Time coordinating Alpha sticker sheet to add the year “2013” to your calendar…

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Tip: Use a ruler or straight edge to line up your stickers before laying down on your page. This helps keep the letters/numbers straight.

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Step 12: Add some lace to add a touch of daintiness and softness to the page.

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To adhere the lace to the page, I opted to use my Surebonder fine-tip glue gun. This type of adhesive holds elements to a scrapbook page nicely, but you have to be quick since the hot glue dries super fast! Make sure the glue is extra hot when you apply the lace.

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Step 13: Add another layer of lace to add dimension…

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Step 14: Add Graphic 45 metal Staples to the page to add some interest. Here I’m applying a metal hinge to a spot on the page you wouldn’t think makes sense… but it works!

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Step 15: Use Glossy Accents or a strong adhesive to adhere metal elements to your page. Here I am using Glossy Accents to adhere a Stamped Metal brad to the calendar page.

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Step 16: Add flowers to your calendar page. Here I’m adding some vintage red Darjeelings by Petaloo.

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Arrange the flowers on your page like this…

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You’re done! Here’s a close up look at the completed calendar page…

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There you have it, G45ers, another fantastic Place in Time tutorial! We want to thank Arlene Cuevas for her incredible work today! Join us tomorrow as we share the Betto Cesare's tutorial for March! We will also have another winner to announce for our Place in Time contest! It's going to be so fun! We hope to see you then. Have a delightful day, G45ers!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45

 

 

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Place In Time Calendar Tutorial Series: Part 2 January

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Hello G45ers,

Welcome to part two of our calendar tutorial series! Today we're jumping into the January tutorial for a 2013 calendar featuring Place in Time and Graphic 45's 12x12 Easel Album! We're bringing you this amazing series just in time for the holidays! From now through December 12th we will be bringing you a new calendar page tutorial each day from our talented Design Team Members.  When we are finished you will be left with a tutorial for each month and a cover page.  Get ready to be inspired, learn some new techniques and use our product in ways you have never thought of.  Today we bring you Sharon Ngoo's January page tutorial.  Plus, we have a winner to annouce from yesterday's contest!

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The winner of this beautiful prize package is: Cheryl Hutcherson

Here is what Cheryl had to say: "Love this collection! Jane's cover page tutorial is awesome!" Cheryl, please email info@g45papers.com with your shipping information, so we can get your prize pack in the mail. 

G45ers, be sure to leave us a blog and/or Facebook comment each day for your chance to win! We're giving away a $25 Place in Time prize pack everyday from now until December 12th! That's 13 chances to win! Each prize pack contains a Place in Time 8x8 Paper Pad, Alphabet Stickers, Cardstock Stickers and chipboard die-cuts! We will also be giving away a grand prize pack worth $150 of Graphic 45 product to one lucky winner who posts their finished Place in Time calendar to our Facebook page! So be sure to upload images of your finished 2013 calendar to our Facebook page when this tutorial series is done so that you can be entered to win the grand prize! Now, let's turn the blog over to Sharon. Take it away Sharon
"Hi everyone! I'm January!  (no, actually I'm Sharon...haha)  And here's the calendar page that we will be making:
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Instead of having the calendar fill the whole page, I've decided to use the smaller calendar and instead have space where you can highlight the main things happening in the month, and even tuck extra notes and reminders in if you need.  Ok, so, let's get to making the page!

* Remember to save the first page for your cover and start on the SECOND page of your Easel Album instead.

Here's all the items you'll need (not everything shown in picture)

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Of course you'll need your
From the awesome Place in Time collection:
Other items:
1.  Kraft card stock
2. ribbons (reds and neutrals) - mine are from May Arts and Graphic45
3. brads (about 24 - mixture of colours - blue, red, brown, metallic)
4. Elastic string
5. Distress ink - red
6.  small tags

Ok, here we go!

STEP 1:  Cut the January Foundation paper in half, at the 6" mark.

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STEP 2:  Trim the pieces such that there is no 'extra paper' around the frame. (this is so it will fit better on the Easel Album)

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STEP 3:  Turn the January Cut Aparts paper to the side with the patterns, and cut just above the red "happy new year" border

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STEP 4;  Now turn the lower portion of the January Cut-aparts paper over to the image side and cut just below the red border that says "ice skates" and "frosty"

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STEP 5:  You should now have a piece that looks like this.  The rest of the Cut-aparts paper can be used for fussy cutting images.

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STEP 6:  Trim the paper from STEP 5 such that it is the same width as your January foundation piece.

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STEP 7:  They should look like this when lined up side by side:

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STEP 8:  Take the half of the January foundation paper that has the "January" on it. Flip it to the back and fussy cut along the flourish in the corner (start from the top edge of the paper)

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STEP 9:  Fussy cut to this amount:

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STEP 10:  Glue the two halves of the January foundation paper onto your easel album page. (remember, it's page 2).  Arrange them to fit on the page. They will overlap a little in the centre.  Make sure not to glue down the fussy-cut flourish.

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STEP 11:  Now glue on the piece of paper you cut from the January Cut-aparts in STEP 5.  Tuck it behind the fussy cut portion.
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STEP 12:  Cut a piece of kraft coloured card stock 4 1/2 by 9" and ink the edges with red ink (I used Barn Door Distress ink)

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STEP 13:  Cut out these items from the Calendar Foundation paper (small january calendar) and the leftover January Cut-aparts paper (all other items except tag)

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STEP 14:  Tie a ribbon around the kraft cardstock (about 1" from the base), glue more ribbons above the red "happy new year" border, and glue the items onto the calendar as shown.  (only the kraft cardstock is popped up on foam dots). Make sure the kraft cardstock is tucked behind the flourish.

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STEP 15:  Using a ruler, mark 1/2" intervals along both sides of the kraft cardstock (mark on the page, not on the kraft card stock).  I left a bit more space on the top (about 3/4" instead) to accommodate some words.  These are going to be the spacing for the 'lines' (NOTE:  The next few steps can be quite time consuming, so if you'd like a quicker version, consider drawing lines in pen, or just gluing string onto the cardstock to create lines, or even cutting out a piece of ledger paper to use in place of the cardstock.)

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STEP 16:  Put brads along the sides of the kraft cardstock according to the spacing you marked.  Its nice to have them spaced at different distances from the kraft cardstock.  TIP: Don't fasten the brads tight. It will help later.

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STEP 17: Create lines across the kraft cardstock using elastic string. wrap the ends of the string around the brads. No need to tie, just wind it around.

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STEP 18: Tie ribbons to the tags as you wish, then glue them onto the page as shown.

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STEP 19:  Glue on the other images with foam dots

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STEP 20:  Add in the word "JANUARY" using the alphabet stickers - I glued mine on with foam dots.  For the word "IN", I matted the letters on spare pattern paper before gluing it on.

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STEP 21:  Use the alphabet stickers to spell the word "What's UP".  Mat it on spare pattern paper before gluing onto the kraft card stock

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STEP 22: Write numbers in the January calendar and Use small buttons / bling to highlight special dates.

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STEP 23:  Add chipboard elements

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STEP 24:  Use stickers and handwriting to record important January events

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STEP 25: DONE!

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I hope you had fun! :)  Its gonna be awesome to see the calendar coming together page by page!"  -Sharon

What a fun and fabulous tutorial. We hope you enjoyed learning new techniques and ideas as much as we have.  Remember to leave a comment here and/or on our Facebook page for your chance to win!  And join us tomorrow, Arlene Cuevas will be providing the joyful February tutorial.  So exciting!  Big thanks to Sharon for sharing her inspirational ideas, and to each of you for joining us! 

Happy Papercrafting!
Team Graphic 45

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Place In Time Calendar Tutorial Series: Part 1 Calendar Cover

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Hello G45ers,

Welcome to another stupendous week here on the Graphic 45 blog! This is going to be such a special time! Today we're beginning our amazing tutorial series for a 2013 calendar featuring Place in Time and Graphic 45 12x12 Easel Albums! We're bringing you this amazing series just in time for the holidays! From now through December 12th we will be bringing you a new calendar page tutorial from one of our design team members! Each member of our design team has created a page in this tutorial series! The combination of all of their incredible talents is sure to make this a beautiful and unforgettable tutorial event! By the time you're done with your 2013 calendar you will have a gorgeous handmade creation that is sure to set the tone for an incredible new year! Today we will begin with Jane Tregenza's calendar cover! It's going to be so much fun!

In honor of this wonderful calendar tutorial series we're giving away a $25 Place in Time prize pack everyday from now until December 12th! That's 13 chances to win! Check out this sweet prize pictured below. It contains a Place in Time 8x8 Paper Pad, Alphabet Stickers, Cardstock Stickers and a Place in Time chipboard die-cuts!   So be sure to leave us a blog or Facebook comment this week for your chance to win! Our first winner will be chosen at random from today's comments and announced on tomorrow's blog!

Plus we will be giving away a grand prize pack worth $150 of Graphic 45 product to one lucky winner who posts their finished Place in Time calendar to our Facebook page! So be sure to upload images of your finished 2013 calendar to our Facebook page when this tutorial series is done so that you can be entered to win the grand prize! Hooray!

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Okay, G45ers, get ready for fun! Here we have Jane Tregenza's cover page tutorial for your 2013 Place in Time calendar! Join Jane on this wonderful creative journey as you create the first page of your calendar! This tutorial series was designed for the Graphic 45 12x12 Easel Albums. Jane's creation will go on the front cover of the first page of the 12x12 Easel Album. So get our your papers, scissors, adhesives and embellishments! This is going to be awesome! Take it away, Jane!

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For the cover of the Calendar, I have kept it simple as I know the pages from the other design team members will be amazing.

To make the cover you will need:

1x January Foundation or any other month foundation.

1x February Cut-Aparts

1x April Cut-Aparts

1x July Cut-Aparts

1x September Cut-Aparts

1x October Cut-Aparts

1x Sentiments

1x Place in Time Stickers

1x Place in time Tags 2 (chipboard tags)

If you wish to make the monthly tags then you will need 3 more Months foundations papers + one sheet of every months Cut-Aparts.

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Chipboard corners, clock, phrase and numbers from Imaginarium designs.

Black cardstock

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Use one of the Month Foundation pages and trim all the cream off close to the printed diamond border on the page, if you are wanting to use the Graphic 45’s easel album for your calendar. Ink around the edges.

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From your sheet of July Cut-Aparts remove the two strips from the back of the sheet as shown above. Trim them both back to be 11 inches wide. The bottom piece is to be a pocket so only put tape on each end of it and along the bottom.

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Adhere it to your month foundation page about ½ an inch up from the printed border. It is to be a pocket, so don’t adhere it along the top of strip

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From the back of your two sheets of February Cut-Aparts cut 4 inch strips, of the floral bit. Ink along both edges and trim them back to be 11 ¼ inches long.

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From the back of your sheet of October Cut-Aparts cut 4 strips of the check piece. Each one of my pieces is about 5 checks wide. Trim them back to be 10 ¾ inches long.

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Start at the bottom and adhere one border onto your foundation page. It needs to be just in from the printed diamond print.

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Keep adding your orders until you have all four on your page.

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Adhere tape to the back of your check borders and adhere them to the middle of each of the floral border pieces.

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Your finished borders should now look like this.

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Cut a piece of black cardstock 3 ¾ inches x 8 ¾ inches. Cut a piece of check from the back of your September Cut-Apart. It needs to be 3 ½ inches x 8 ½ inches and adhere it to the black cardstock.

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Trim your strip of stars and spots to fit between the borders. Adhere it along the top of your blue printed pocket. Once you have it in place, you can then adhere it your check piece on. It will fit within the borders.

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Adhere the “Place in Time” sticker from your sticker sheet. Ink around your sticker and adhere it to the top of your check piece.  Ink your chipboard numbers, treasured Memories and clock with black inks. Cut a tag from your April Cut-Aparts and adhere your treasured Memories to it. Adhere it to your check piece, make sure you leave enough room for your clock to go on near the bottom.

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Cut a circle to fit on the back of your clock. I used a postcard from my April Cut-Apart sheet. Punch a 1 ¾ inch circle from your April Cut-Apart sheet and adhere it to the middle of your clock. Add an ornate metal key hole to the middle of your clock. Add the finished piece to your check piece.

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Use two buttons and one flower from your chipboard tags. Tie ribbons in the middle of each button and adhere them to your page along with the word “Make Memories”, this comes from your Sentiments sheet of print paper.

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I have done a sample of the monthly tags you can make. Each tag is 3 inches wide x 8 inches long. I cut them from the Monthy foundation pages. You can back the months, eg January/February. Each tag will allow you add important dates or keep a recorder of events that you want to remember. You can even add keepsakes to the pocket throughout the year if you want to. The monthy cut-aparts are beautiful with so many lovely bits and pieces you can use on the tags.

And that concludes the front cover of your 2013 calendar! We encourage you all to have fun creating this fabulous calendar. Be sure to leave us a blog or Facebook comment today for your chance to win that wonderful $25 Place in Time prize! We will announce our first winner on tomorrow's blog!  Join us tomorrow as we share January's calendar tutorial with you! It's going to be amazing!

Happy Calendar Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45

 

 


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A Celebration of Crafts From Graphic 45's Ning Site!

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Hello G45ers,

Happy Friday to you all! We are so glad that you've stopped by our happy blog today! This is going to be so much fun. Every now and then we like to share some of the incredible Graphic 45 creations that get posted to our Ning stie by crafters just like you! There are so many incredible works of art that get posted on our Ning site and it's such a wonderful community of papercrafters. Today we thought we'd share some of the gorgeous crafts from Ning that we're sure you'll love. The Graphic 45 Ning site is a wonderful resource for creative inspiration as well as a great way to connect with a fabulous community of artists. We love seeing whats being made with Graphic 45 products and we always encourage you to share your Graphic 45 crafts with us on Ning. In addition to today's Ning highlights we have a winner to announce for this week's blog contest! There is so much to see today. Get ready for more fun and inspiration!

Lets begin with this week's blog prize winner. This week's winner was chosen at random from comments left on our Facebook page. We want to thank everyone who left us blog and Facebook comments this week. We loved reading all of your wonderful words! And the winner is...

-John-Paula Calvanico: "Love Birdsong, and love the opportunity to win it :) *Paula*"

Congratulations, Paula! Please email us at info@g45papers.com with your shipping indormation to claim your prize. This is the fabulous Bird Song prize that Paula won this week. Remember, G45ers, you'll have a new chance to win an amazing Graphic 45 blog prize on Monday!

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And now it's time for some fantastic highlights from the Graphic 45 Ning gallery! We welcome you all to post your Graphic 45 creations on Ning! It's a great way to get great ideas and connect with your fellow papercrafters!

Graphic 45 Ning:

http://graphic45.ning.com/

Here we have a super sweet idea for Graphic 45 jewelry! Check out these fabulous Magic of Oz domino necklaces by Dawn Soto. This is such a clever idea and it looks so amazing! This would be perfect with any Graphic 45 collection! Just imagine what great gifts these would make for the holidays! Bravo, Dawn!

"I have made a ton of these most of them with G45 papers. Great gifts for family and friends" -Dawn Soto

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Here we have an absolutely darling Bird Song tag by Pia.You can see how beautifully Pia layered the Bird Song papers and did some delicate fussy cutting to give this tag exquisite detail. This tag is so lovely and would make a wonderful gift or decoration. We love it!

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Here is an amazingly glamorous layout featuring A Ladies' Diary by Rebecca Morris. The soft pastel colors and diverse patterns in this LO are just incredible! By layering the papers from A Ladies' Diary and adding amazing trim and flower embellishments, Rebecca created a true vintage treasure. We also love that gorgeous antique photo! This LO is a real gem!

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Here we have another marvelous Bird Song creation. This is a totally inspiring Bird Song layout by Karen Zueger. The colors in this LO are just amazing! This is a great example of how paper layering can create such amazing dimension in a layout! Karen also used new Graphic 45 Staples like the Ornate Metal Keys and Ornate Metal Label Holders to give this LO even more charm and beauty. Wow!

"Using Scrap of Darkness November Kit "Karma" and Bird Song Collection." -Karen Zueger

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And last but certainly not least is this fabulous Tropical Travelogue card by Barbara Johmson.This is so beautiful! You can see how many different Tropical Travelogue papers that Barbara used in this amazing card. They all blend so well together! She also used Tropical Travelogue Chipboard Die-Cuts and Stickers to add even more allure to this gorgeous card! It's like stepping into an island dream! So pretty!

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Before we go we wanted to let you all know about a special new tutorial series that will begin on our blog on Monday, November 26. It's something for which we've been getting tons of requests. Beginning on Monday we will be having a super fun tutorial series that will show you step-by-step how to create a calendar for 2013 using Place in Time and our 12x12 Easel Albums! Every member of our design team is contributing to this fantastic tutorial series. Each day we will bring you a new page of the calendar in a fun and informative tutorial. The series will show you how to create the calendar cover and all 12 months of the year using Place in Time with our 12x12 Easel Album. This is going to be a huge event so be sure to stop by on Monday to see the first part of the tutorial which will be the calendar cover page. We will also be giving away an amazing Place in Time prize pack next week on our blog to celebrate this amazing event! We can't wait to share this with you all! Please come back and see us!

We want to thank all of today's amazing artists for posting their incredible creations on our Ning site. We encourage all of you G45ers to start posting your Graphic 45 creations on Ning! We wish you all a fantastic weekend! Thank you again for stopping by our blog today!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45

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Thanksgiving Wishes & Crafts From Graphic 45!

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Hello G45ers,

Thank you so much for taking time out of your Thanksgiving holiday to pay us a visit here at the Graphic 45 blog! We want to welcome you to today's blog which is so full of joy and gratitude! We cherish this splendid holiday when friends and family come together to mutually appreciate the gifts in their lives. This is such a lovely holiday that we look forward to every year! The Graphic 45 family has prepared a special message just for you on this wonderful Thanksgiving Day!


To Our Wonderful G45ers,

We are so thankful this time of year. For our amazing followers who make each and every day a joy! Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations, your kind words, and for making what we do so much fun. Enjoy this day wherever you are. May we all remember all we have to be grateful for!

Happy Thanksgiving,
Diane, Aimee, Charee, and the G45 family

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We have some spectacular creations to share with all of you! Today's marvelous crafts were created by the super talented Gloria Stengel! These are such beautiful ideas for Thanksgiving or Autumn. There is a gorgeous and fun decorative bag that's a cinch to create! There's also a breathtaking Autumn tag that's just perfect for the Thanksgiving holiday! First up is this lovely decorative bag and tutorial that Gloria has created! This is a wonderfully fun way to add some pizazz to an ordinary brown bag! Decorative bags like this have so many great uses! Here Gloria explains the inspiration behind this sweet handmade treasure!

"During the fall and winter holiday season it is nice to have some quick and easy gift packaging on hand. I keep a stack of inexpensive brown paper bags, with handles, in my stash for easy gift giving. These bags cost just a few dollars for a bundle of 12 and are easy to decorate in any theme or style. The size is perfect for holding candles, food treats, and other holiday gifts. To decorate your bag, follow the steps below." -Gloria Stengel

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1. Measure your bag. I measured the front and the sides of my bag since I wanted to cover all surfaces. My bag is 5 1/4 inches wide, 8 1/2 inches tall (not including the handles), and 3 1/4 inches deep.

2. Trim four pieces of paper to slightly smaller than the bag measurements. Ink the edges. Attach the paper to all four sides of the bag.

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4. Trim a contrasting paper to 2 3/4 x 5 inches to make a band on the front of your bag.

5. Decorate a tag to match your bag. I used a Graphic 45 packaging tag decorated with images from the NEW Place in Time collection, paper leaves, and ribbons. Spray the paper leaves with spray mists to alter the color.

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7. To make the bow, create three bows in different colors and widths of ribbon. Use fabric glue to attach them together. Add a decorative pinecone and attach the bow to your tag.

8. Use a bit of twine to attach the tag to the handle of your bag.

Your gift bag decor can be as simple or as elaborate as you wish. With Graphic 45 papers, your options are unlimited!

 

Supply List:

Graphic 45 Papers:

Place in Time: November Cut-Aparts, August Cut-Aparts, Sentiments

Times Nouveau: Bee's Knees, Copacetic, Hey You

Tag: Graphic 45 Button Staples packaging

Bag: Michael's Crafts

Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon

Leaves: Recollections

Pinecone: Michael's Crafts

Spray Mist: Ranger Adirondack Color Wash Cranberry

Ink: Clearsnap Colorbox Fluid Chalk Chestnut Roan

Adhesive: Scotch 3M tape, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares, Heidi Swapp Scrappy Glue, Beacon Fabri-tac

Next up is another gorgeous Autumn-inspired creation by Gloria Stengel. This is her wonderful fall tag created with our new collection Place in Time! You can see how perfect Place in Time is for creating seasonal or holiday crafts! All the beautiful fall colors come alive in this sweet tag! Gloria added sweet embellishments and ribbons to make this tag even more festive! It is fun and easy to create a marvelous seasonal creation with Graphic 45! Here is what Gloria had to say about the inspiration behind this beautiful tag!

"I love the various cut-outs in the Place in Time Collection. There are so many to choose from, meaning you can stretch the paper collection over a number of projects. The cut-outs also coordinate with other Graphic 45 collections! I created this large tag which can be used for table decoration or, you could add a name tag and use it as a place card. I plan to use it to decorate the table in my entryway." -Gloria Stengel

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Supplies:

Graphic 45 papers:

Place in Time: November

Botanicabella: Summer Sonata

Graphic 45 Staples:

Packaging tag from Metal Door Knob Staples

Ink: Clearsnap Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Rose Chestnut Roan

Die cuts: My Favorite Things Fishtail Flag Stax; Spellbinders Asian Accents border

Flowers, Leaves, other Floral: Petaloo, Craft Store

Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon

Tools: Bow Easy

Adhesive: Scotch 3M tape; Heidi Swapp Scrappy Glue; Beacon Fabri-tac, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares

Just a reminder, G45ers, today is the last day to leave us a blog or Facebook comment for your chance to win this incredible Bird Song prize pack! We will be choosing one random winner from this week's comments and announcing them on tomorrow's blog! So be sure to leave us a comment for your chance to win! Hooray!

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That's all for today, G45ers. We hope you enjoyed today's fabulously festive creations by Gloria Stengel! We want to thank Gloria for her amazing work today! We hope you'll all stop by and see us tomorrow for more craft inspiration and fun! We wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving! 

With Love and Pretty Paper,

Your Friends at Graphic 45

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'Tis The Season To Be Crafty With G45 Tutorials!

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Hello G45ers,

Welcome to our very happy blog on this fine day! We have some stunning inspiration planned for you that's sure to get you in the holiday spirit! We absolutely adore this festive time of year! There is so much excitement! While everyone is busy making plans, looking for the perfect gift, planning the perfect meal and making the holidays the best they can be, remember to take some time for yourself by doing some relaxing holiday crafting! Handmade holiday crafts can also make such beautiful gifts! Today we're going to share two stunning holiday crafts and tutorials that you're sure to love! There's a dazzling Nutcracker Sweet mini book and tutorial by Denise Hahn and an amazing advent calendar and tutorial by Clare Charvill! Both of these crafts are so amazing and so much fun to create! Also Nicole Eccles is being featured on today's Paper Crafter's Library blog! You'll see a sneak peek of her fabulous holiday creation and a link to where you can view it in its entirety along with another great tutorial! Get ready to add some serious holiday bliss to your day with Graphic 45!

This first incredible craft was created by Denise Hahn. It's a gorgeous bound book featuring our vibrant holiday collection Nutcracker Sweet! This is such a fantastic idea! Just imagine what a great gift this would make! It's also perfect for storing your favorite holiday memories! Follow Denise's fun and informative tutorial to create one of your very own! This book is a true holiday gem that everyone will love! Take it away, Denise!

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This next superb craft creation was made by Clare Charvill. It's a gorgeous advent calendar featuring the Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium and Nutcracker Sweet collections. Advent calendars are so much fun! They are a joy to create and definitely a joy to use in the days leading up to Christmas! They also make wonderful gifts! Get inspired by Clare's stunning creation and follow along with this great tutorial to create one of your very own! Take it away, Clare!

I wanted to make an advent calendar for Beckie my son's girlfriend who absolutely adored all things
Christmasy and chocolate and combine Christmas Past with Christmas Present.  I chose papers from the Christmas Emporium and Nutcracker Sweet collections to make the calendar that she'll be able to treasure and use each year. 

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I bought an mdf flat packed advent calendar and set about painting all the pieces red using Dylusions postbox red ink spray. When I'd finished I stuck all the pieces together with pva glue. It took ages :-) I used Christmas March and Claras Dream 8 x 8 papers to cover some of the boxes, edging each one with my vintage photo distress ink pen to cover the cut edge before sticking them to each box. Then I put all the boxes in their slots and stuck on the numbers. 

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I made two scenes from the papers to sit in the centre area of the calendar.  The first, a window scene was made up by cutting out the curtain from 8 x 8 Nutcracker Sweet paper, two window frames cut out with the memory box grand madison die, trimmed and stuck together, the sleigh and reindeer scene  from 12 x 12 Believe paper and the children from the 12 x 12 Christmas Emporium paper, and a brick wall made from 210gsm card, embossed with a brick wall texture fade and inked with distress inks. Once assembled I stuck the scene into the corner of the calendar with 1" double sided tape.

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The second scene is made up of the large St Nick from the 12 x 12 Christmas Emporium paper, decorated with stickles and glossy accents, the children and fireplace from the happy holidays 12 x 12 paper, a chipboard frame from ABC primer chipboard pieces, (fireplace), black card, some of the smaller elements from both papers and the clock from 8 x 8 Holiday Magic.  

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To finish the scene I cut out the holly sprigs from 12 x 12 Christmas Emporium paper, folded and snipped them so they curved as I stuck them to the top of the calendar, and then added the Christmas tree and toys cut out from the 12 x 12 Christmas Emporium paper and the Nutcracker from 8 x 8 Nutcracker Sweet paper. 

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To finish off the top of the advent calendar I added a ribbon bow, antique metal door pull and geometric metal door plate

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All that's left to do is fill it up each drawer with chocolates wrapped in red and gold tissue paper. 
Happy paper crafting every one :-) 

Supplies:
Graphic 45 
Christmas Emporium papers 
Other Supplies 
MDF Advent calendar
Dylusions postbox red ink spray 
Tacky glue 
small piece of black 210gsm card 
Red satin ribbon
May Arts green leaf ribbon 
Brick Wall Texture fade 
Memory Box Grand Madison die 
Candy Cane & frosted lace Stickles 
Glossy Accents 
Art Glitter various colours on tree 

Here is a super sweet sneak peek of a wonderful holiday creation by Nicole Eccles! She is being featured on today's Paper Crafter's Library blog! Hop on over their their blog to view this full project and a super fun tutorial! You are going to love it!

http://blog.papercrafterslibrary.com/

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That's all for today, G45ers! We hop you had a fantastic time exploring today's festive holiday crafts! We want to thank Denise Hahn, Clare Charvill and Nicole Eccles for their remarkable work today! We had so much fun getting to share their fabulous projects today! We will have a very special Thanksgiving blog post tomorrow so we hope you'll come back and see us! We wish you all a warm and happy Wednesday!

Happy Holiday Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45

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Fun & Simple Graphic 45 Gift Holder Ideas For The Holidays!

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Hello G45ers!

Welcome back to another delightful day here on the Graphic 45 blog! We are so happy that you are joining us today! The holiday season is upon us and many of you are searching for the perfect gift ideas! Today we're going to share some wonderful ways to create stunning gift holders! Everybody loves a sweet little gift like a gift card or other stocking stuffers! Why not spruce it up by creating a gorgeous gift holder with Graphic 45 papers and Staples?! Handmade gift holders are a great way to add an elegant and personalized touch to an already great gift! Tara Orr and Arlene Cuevas have created some fantastic projects that are sure to inspire you! First up is this fantastic gift holder by Tara Orr featuring our new collection Place in Time! This is a perfect idea for Thanksgiving or Autumn-inspired gifts! Here Tara explains some great tips for how she created these two little treasures! Take it away, Tara!

This first image shows each coffee holder without displaying the coffee.  For the larger pouch card, I made a simple rectangle card design first and then decorated the lower half of the pouch prior to attaching to the card itself. 
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To give your card a little wiggle room to insert your gift, simply create your lower half (the pouch part) slightly wider than your card.  Once you attach to the card itself, when the edges are lined up, there will be a gap/pouch where you can insert your gift.
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I also attached an additional piece of paper to the bottom of my pouch to prevent my coffee from falling out.
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The smaller of the two gift cards was a repurposed Starbucks Via holder which I traced onto my patterned paper and afterwards added some dimensional embellishments to the front and inside.  Such an easy thing to alter but so beautiful when completed!

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Next we have another splendid idea for unique Graphic 45 gift holders! Here we have a fabulous creation by Arlene Cuevas that features our Nutcracker Sweet collection. This is such a precious craft, just perfect for the Christmas season! You can see how Arlene used paper layering and beautiful embellishments like the new Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Keys and Ornate Metal Key Holes. Creating gift holders for the holidays can be so much fun! Let Arlene and Tara's fabulous creations inspire you to create some Graphic 45 gift card holders this season! Here is what Arlene had to say about this super sweet creation!
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"Christmas is such a magical time of year and Graphic 45's Nutcracker Sweet certainly brings that magic alive in your paper crafting projects. Today I'm sharing a Pocket card that I created using the Nutcracker Sweet papers and A7 Pocket Card die from AccuCut. With a few of the coordinating Nutrcracker Sweet embellishments, such as the chipboard tags and stickers, as well as some Graphic 45 Staples, I was able to pull this card together in less than an hour! Hope you give one of these a try!" -Arlene Cuevas
 

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Supplies:
Core'dinations Graphic 45 Signature Series Color Core Cardstock - Green & Red
PaperTrey Ink white card stock
May Arts ribbon
Recollections pearl bling
Spellbinders Floral Doily Accents die 
Cheery Lynn Designs English Tea Doily
ATG adhesive
ScorTape
Glossy Accents
 
That's all for today, G45ers. We want to thank you all for stopping by our blog today. We hope you got inspired for some fun holiday crafting! Big thanks to Tara Orr and Arlene Cuevas for their incredible work today. We have more stunning crafts to share with you all week long so we hope you'll come back and join us! Have a super day!

Your Pals in Paper,

Team Graphic 45

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Handmade Holidays Blog Hop Day 2!

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Hello G45ers,

Welcome to another amazing day of the 2nd Annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop!!! We are so happy that you are joining us today! We've got more stunning inspiration today as we team up with a variety of fantastic crafting manufacturers to bring you this epic blog hop event! Today we will be sharing some stunning handmade creations from Laura Denison and Gloria Stengel of the graphic 45 design team. There is boundless inspiration to behold on all of today's featured blogs. Check out today's blog hop schedule below to find today's participating blogs! Have a wonderful time!

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Calling all crafters! We’ve gathered designers from some of our favorite manufacturers to show you ways to create something from the heart this holiday season. This 3 day Hop includes over 60 stops with inspiration brimming from every corner. Explore all of the thoughtful and frugal handmade gifts you could create for the holidays, all in one place, during our second annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop! 

To sweeten the Hop, we’re offering a gift for you! For every comment you leave on the blogs in the Hop, you’ll be entered to win a prize pack from one of the participating manufacturer sponsors!

Here is the deluxe prize pack that Graphic 45 is giving away for this wonderful blog hop event! To enter to win this amazing prize just be sure to leave a blog comment on the Graphic 45 blog as well as today's featured Graphic 45 design team member's blogs, Laura Denison and Gloria Stengel. A random winner will be chosen from the blog comments left during this fabulous blog hop!

 

 

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Visit the list of blogs below and leave a comment on each by Nov 27, 2011 at 11:59 PM PST. Each day we will be sharing a brand new list of blogs with brand new projects for you to explore, be inspired by, and create from!


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Donna Salazar Designs – http://donnasalazar.typepad.com/
Eileen Hull for Sizzix http://eileenhull.blogspot.com/
Kristin Wilson – Graphic 45 -  http://www.kristinwilsonhandmade.com/
Jennie Garcia - Tombow -  earthyscrap.blogspot.com
Gini Williams Cagle - Hampton Art - http://ginicagle.blogspot.com/
Sabrina Alery – Clearsnap – http://Sabrinaalery.blogspot.com
DeeDee Catron - Globecraft Memories - http://umwowstudio.blogspot.com/
Michelle Grant – Donna Salazar Designs -  http://michellejbg.blogspot.com
Emily Lanham – Authentique Paper -http://www.createserendipity.net
Emma Jeffery – Fiskateers - http://hellobeautifulblog.blogspot.com
Natalie Clause – The Twinery -  http://www.southernbellescharm.com/
Alberto L Juarez – Graphic 45 http://vintageodyssey.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Priest – Clearsnap – http://hydrangeahippo.blogspot.com
Heather Conklin – Authentique Paper - http://goldiecar.blogspot.com/

Nov 17 

Donna Salazar Designs – http://donnasalazar.typepad.com/
Eileen Hull for Sizzix http://eileenhull.blogspot.com/
Diana Gonzalez – Clearsnap – http:// www.arteypoemas.com
Monika Wright – The Twinery - http://www.iloveitallwithmonikawright.com/
Gretchen McElveen - Hampton Art - http://gretchenmac.blogspot.com/
Megan Aaron – Clearsnap-  http://thoughtsoftraveling.blogspot.com/
Gloria Stengel – Graphic 45 - http://www.gloriascraps.blogspot.com/
Suzanne Austin – Clearsnap - http://whatsinalousyananut.blogspot.com/
Shellye McDaniel – Authentique Paper - http://paperedcottage.blogspot.com/
Natasha Naranjo Aguirre – Donna Salazar Designs -  http://www.moments-of-tranquility.com
Jen Carter – The Twinery - http://jensinkspot.blogspot.com/
Laura Denison – Graphic 45 - www.lauradenisondesigns.com
Candy Spiegel – Globecraft Memories - http://candyspiegel.wordpress.com/ 
 
Nov 18

Donna Salazar Designs – http://donnasalazar.typepad.com/
Eileen Hull for Sizzix http://eileenhull.blogspot.com/
Dana Warren - Hampton Art - http://kraftpaperstamps.blogspot.com/
Steph Ackerman – Globecraft Memories - www.stephaniescraps.blogspot.com
Arlene Cuevas – Graphic 45 -  http://butterflykisseswithlove.blogspot.com/
Susan Lui – Graphic 45 -  http://luv2scrap-pages.blogspot.com/
Ashley Bores – The Twinery - http://www.heartmadelife.com/
Mistra Hoolahan – Donna Salazar Designs - http://mistrabutterfly.blogspot.com
Nina Yang - Hampton Art - http://waffleflower.com/
Angie Blom – Authentique Paper - http://angieblomdesigns.blogspot.com/
Denise Hahn – Clearsnap – http://inmyblueroom.blogspot.com
Stephenie Hamen – Fiskateers - www.mycraftyadventures.com
Guiseppa Gubler – Authentique Paper - http://guiseppagubler.blogspot.com/
Jessica Fick – The Twinery - http://iembellish.blogspot.com/

Here is a splendid sneak peek of a handmade craft by Laura Denison. Hop on over to Laura's incredible blog to see this fabulous project in its entirety. This is such a clever craft creation! You definitely don't want to miss it! Be sure to leave Laura a blog comment while you're there for your chance to win that amazing Graphic 45 prize pack!
Laura's Blog:

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Next we have this gorgeous craft creation by Gloria Stengel. Here is a sweet sneak peek of Gloria's marvelous craft! Just hop on over to her blog to see this complete project. It is simply delightful! Be sure to leave a comment on Gloria's fabulous blog for your chance to win that fantastic Graphic 45 deluxe prize pack!
Gloria's Blog:

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That's all for today, G45ers. We have more in store for you tomorrow as we continue the Handmade Holidays Blog Hop! It's going to be yet another fun-filled day of inspiration and prizes! We hope to see you then! Big thanks to Laura Denison, Gloria Stengel and all of today's participating craft manufacturers. We had a great time bringing this special blog event to you today! Have a wonderful rest of your day!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45

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Handmade Holidays Hop Day 3!

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Hello G45ers,

It's another glorious day here at the Graphic 45 blog! Welcome to the 2nd Annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop! We are continuing this splendid event with even more crafts from some of your favorite craft manufacturers! So many amazing companies are participating in this event today! It's going to be amazing! Today we've got two marvelous handmade crafts to share with you from Arlene Cuevas and Susan Lui of the Graphic 45 design team! These superb creations were made just for today's blog event! There is so much to see and so much to enjoy! Have a fabulous time hopping!

Handmade Holidays Blog Hop 2012 - FINAL 

Calling all crafters! We’ve gathered designers from some of our favorite manufacturers to show you ways to create something from the heart this holiday season. This 3 day Hop includes over 60 stops with inspiration brimming from every corner. Explore all of the thoughtful and frugal handmade gifts you could create for the holidays, all in one place, during our second annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop! 

To sweeten the Hop, we’re offering a gift for you! For every comment you leave on the blogs in the Hop, you’ll be entered to win a prize pack from one of the participating manufacturer sponsors!  

Here is the super deluxe prize pack that Graphic 45 is offering for this amazing Handmade Holidays Blog Hop! To enter to win this incredible prize just be sure to leave a comment today on the Graphic 45 blog along with today's featured design team members blogs, Arlene Cuevas and Susan Lui! Leaving a blog comment is the only way to enter to win this incredible prize! So don't forget to comment for your chance to win!

 

 

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Visit the list of blogs below and leave a comment on each by Nov 27, 2011 at 11:59 PM PST. Each day we will be sharing a brand new list of blogs with brand new projects for you to explore, be inspired by, and create from!


Nov 16

Donna Salazar Designs – http://donnasalazar.typepad.com/
Eileen Hull for Sizzix http://eileenhull.blogspot.com/
Kristin Wilson – Graphic 45 -  http://www.kristinwilsonhandmade.com/
Jennie Garcia - Tombow -  earthyscrap.blogspot.com
Gini Williams Cagle - Hampton Art - http://ginicagle.blogspot.com/
Sabrina Alery – Clearsnap – http://Sabrinaalery.blogspot.com
DeeDee Catron - Globecraft Memories - http://umwowstudio.blogspot.com/
Michelle Grant – Donna Salazar Designs -  http://michellejbg.blogspot.com
Emily Lanham – Authentique Paper -http://www.createserendipity.net
Emma Jeffery – Fiskateers - http://hellobeautifulblog.blogspot.com
Natalie Clause – The Twinery -  http://www.southernbellescharm.com/
Alberto L Juarez – Graphic 45 http://vintageodyssey.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Priest – Clearsnap – http://hydrangeahippo.blogspot.com
Heather Conklin – Authentique Paper - http://goldiecar.blogspot.com/

Nov 17 

Donna Salazar Designs – http://donnasalazar.typepad.com/
Eileen Hull for Sizzix http://eileenhull.blogspot.com/
Diana Gonzalez – Clearsnap – http:// www.arteypoemas.com
Monika Wright – The Twinery - http://www.iloveitallwithmonikawright.com/
Gretchen McElveen - Hampton Art - http://gretchenmac.blogspot.com/
Megan Aaron – Clearsnap-  http://thoughtsoftraveling.blogspot.com/
Gloria Stengel – Graphic 45 - http://www.gloriascraps.blogspot.com/
Suzanne Austin – Clearsnap - http://whatsinalousyananut.blogspot.com/
Shellye McDaniel – Authentique Paper - http://paperedcottage.blogspot.com/
Natasha Naranjo Aguirre – Donna Salazar Designs -  http://www.moments-of-tranquility.com
Jen Carter – The Twinery - http://jensinkspot.blogspot.com/
Laura Denison – Graphic 45 - www.lauradenisondesigns.com
Candy Spiegel – Globecraft Memories - http://candyspiegel.wordpress.com/ 
 
Nov 18

Donna Salazar Designs – http://donnasalazar.typepad.com/
Eileen Hull for Sizzix http://eileenhull.blogspot.com/
Dana Warren - Hampton Art - http://kraftpaperstamps.blogspot.com/
Steph Ackerman – Globecraft Memories - www.stephaniescraps.blogspot.com
Arlene Cuevas – Graphic 45 -  http://butterflykisseswithlove.blogspot.com/
Susan Lui – Graphic 45 -  http://luv2scrap-pages.blogspot.com/
Ashley Bores – The Twinery - http://www.heartmadelife.com/
Mistra Hoolahan – Donna Salazar Designs - http://mistrabutterfly.blogspot.com
Nina Yang - Hampton Art - http://waffleflower.com/
Angie Blom – Authentique Paper - http://angieblomdesigns.blogspot.com/
Denise Hahn – Clearsnap – http://inmyblueroom.blogspot.com
Stephenie Hamen – Fiskateers - www.mycraftyadventures.com
Guiseppa Gubler – Authentique Paper - http://guiseppagubler.blogspot.com/
Jessica Fick – The Twinery - http://iembellish.blogspot.com/

First up is this incredible creation by Arlene Cuevas. Check out this fantastic sneak peek image! Just hop on over to Arlene's stunning blog to see this project in its entirety. It is simply dazzling! Be sure to leave a blog comment while you're there for your chance to win!

Arlene's Blog:

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Next we have this stunning handmade craft by Susan Lui. This is such a gorgeous work of art! Hop on over to Susan's amazing blog to see the full project. Get inspired by her marvelous ideas and be sure to leave her a blog comment while you're there for your chance to win that marvelous Graphic 45 prize pack!
Susan's Blog:

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Don't forget, G45ers, the deadline is approaching for the Graphic 45 November Craft Challenge! Be sure to upload your Graphic 45 thank you cards to our Facebook page before the November 29th deadline for your chance to win a wonderful $50 Graphic 45 prize package! Read all the details below!

Graphic 45 Facebook Page:

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We want to thank you all so much for joining us today! We had such a great time getting to participate in this fantastic Handmade Holidays Blog Hop! Huge thanks to Arlene Cuevas, Susan Lui and all of today's participating manufacturers! Stay tuned to see if you were the winner of any of the fabulous prizes from this wonderful blog hop! We hope you'll all come back and see us tomorrow for more fun and craft inspiration! Have a terrific day!

With Love and Pretty Paper,

Your Friends at Graphic 45

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Tips For One Of A Kind Bird Song Crafts & New G45 Blog Contest!

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Hello G45ers,

Happy Monday everyone and welcome to another splendid week here at the Graphic 45 blog! We are so happy that you've stopped by our blog today! We have so much inspiration to share with you all! We have a winner to announce from last week's Graphic 45 and Petaloo Blog Hop! Plus there's a brand new blog contest this week! Yet another chance for you to win some fabulous Graphic 45 goodies! Today we're also highlighting our gorgeous collection Bird Song! There's a fun and easy tutorial by Alberto Juarez as well as a marvelous craft creation from Clare Charvill! Today is packed full of joy and wonder! Get ready to start your week off right with today's magnificent crafts and prizes! First we wanted to announce the randomly chosen winner from last week's Graphic 45 and Petaloo blog hop! We want to thank everyone who participated in this wonderful event. We enjoyed it so much and we hope you did too! We chose this winner at random from comments left on Tara Orr's blog. And the winner is...

Kathy/NorthCarolina: "I've been waiting all week to see what wondrous creation you would share, and it was worth the wait. I love the way you repurposed these tags into glorious notecards. The color combination is so fresh and inviting. Truly gorgeous, Tara!"

Congratulations, Kathy! Please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize! Hooray!

Here is the prize that we're giving away for this week's blog contest! It's our gorgeous Bird Song collection that includes a Bird Song 12x12 paper pad, Stickers, Alphabet Stickers, both sets of coordinating chipboard die-cuts and our new Ornate Metal Label Holders! Just leave us a blog or Facebook comment this week for your chance to win this incredible prize! A random winner will be chosen from this week's comments and announced on Friday, November 23rd!

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Today's first amazing Bird Song creation was made by Alberto Juarez! It's this stunning handmade journal that comes with a fun tutorial! This is a wonderful and easy way to create a unique work of art! This fabulous journal would make a great gift too! Follow along with Alberto's great instructions to create one of your very own!

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Supplies:

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good fortune
tranquility
harmony
longevity
brid song stickers
cling stamp bird song 1
bird song chipboard die cut 2

Color box graphic45 brown
Craft sheet
Chipboard
glue
May art black ribbon


Tutorial:


1- Cut two pieces of thin cardboard and attach with masking tape.

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2- Paste a sheet of kraft paper with margins top and bottom to stick on itself

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3- Stamp your favorite stamp for the cover of the card

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4- Paste decor paper sheet, to make the inside of the card

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5- Finally decorate with paper cuttings and put a ribbon to close

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Here we have a stunning Bird Song chopstick box by Clare Charvill. What a gorgeous creation! Clare layered some of the magnificent Bird Song papers and added some lovely Graphic 45 Staples to give this piece an authentic and luxurious look. You can see how well the Graphic 45 Stamped Metal Brad Staples look on the cover of this chopstick box. They add such beautiful dimension and vintage inspiration! This is another wonderful gift idea for the holidays! Check out these great photos and imagine what you'd like to create with Bird Song!

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Supplies:


Graphic 45 12 x 12 papers

Graphic 45 Staples 
Metal Buttons 
2mm chipboard 
Black Acrylic Paint - Hobbycraft 
Decoupatch Glossy Glue 
Craft Balls for feet - Hobbycraft 
Black Cardstock 
WOW Embossing Glitter - Halloween
Glossy Accents
Foam Tape 

That's all for today, G45ers. Thank you so much for joining us on this lovely Monday. Big thanks to Alberto Juarez and Clare Charvill for their fantastic work today. We hope you all had fun exploring today's Bird Song creations. Don't forget to leave us a blog or Facebook comment this week for your chance to win that amazing Bird Song prize pack! We wish you all a very happy day! Come back and see us tomorrow for more incredible crafts and fun from Graphic 45!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45

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It's the Graphic 45 & Petaloo Blog Hop: Day 5!

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Hello G45ers,

Happy Friday and welcome to another superb day here at the Graphic 45 blog! We are thrilled that you've stopped by to see us today! We are in the final days of the Graphic 45 and Petaloo blog hop. All week long we've been teaming up with our friends at Petaloo to show you the fabulous crafts that you can create by combining Graphic 45 and Petallo products! We've seen so many gorgeous creations and there is even more to come! Today we're bringing you three stunning crafts from Gloria Stengel, Jane Tregenza and Betto Cesare of the Graphic 45 design team! You are going to love today's creations! Plus this is the last day to leave a comment on our design team member's blogs for your chance to win this incredible prize pack! We will be choosing one random winner from one of our design team member's blogs. The only way to enter to win this prize is to leave them a blog comment! We will be announcing the winner of this incredible prize on Monday, November 19th! Petaloo is also displaying some incredible Graphic 45 and Petaloo crafts on their blog today! Be sure to visit them and leave a blog comment while you're there for your chance to win their wonderful prize giveaway!

Petaloo's Blog:


http://petaloo.typepad.com/

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About Graphic 45:

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.

About Petaloo:

Petaloo is a family-owned business specializing in flowers and embellishments for the crafting industry.  Our embellishments are designed specifically to match all the best selling papers in the industry.  We specialize in embellishments that work perfectly for card makers, scrapbookers, jewelery designers and altered artists.

Today's first Graphic 45 and Petaloo craft was created by Gloria Stengel. Check out this fabulous sneak peek! Just hop on over to Gloria's wonderful blog to behold this creation in its entirety! Don't forget to leave Gloria a blog comment while you're there for your chance to win this week's fabulous prize pack!

Gloria's Blog:

http://gloriascraps.blogspot.com/

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Next we have this fun and festive creation by Jane Tregenza! This fantastic work of art can only be seen on Jane's beautiful blog! Be sure to hop on over to Jane's blog to see this marvelous creation. Enjoy the incredible inspiration and be sure to leave her a blog comment while you're there! That's the only way to enter to win this week's prize!

Jane's Blog:

http://janetregenza.blogspot.com/

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Last but certainly not least is this fantastic creation by Betto Cesare. Here is a sneak peek of Betto's project. Just hop on over to his amazing blog to see this wonderful craft! You'll love it! Be sure to leave a comment on Betto's blog while you're there for your chance to win!

Betto's Blog:


http://scrapguys.blogspot.com

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In case you miss a day, here is the full schedule for this week's wonderful blog hop! There's still time to go back and check out all of the incredible crafts and leave your blog comments! Remember, we will be choosing one random winner from one of our design team member's blogs and announcing them on our blog on Monday! So stay tuned to see if you've won!

Graphic 45 & Petaloo Blog Hop Schedule:

Monday, November 12:

Alberto Juárez: vintageodyssey.blogspot.com
Nicole Eccles: http://nicoleeccles.blogspot.com/

Lisa Valentine: http://petaloo.typepad.com/


Tuesday, November 13:
Arlene Cuevas: www.butterflykisseswithlove.blogspot.com
Maiko Miwa: http://shiny-scrap.blogspot.com/
Sharon Ngoo: http://glooshmoo.blogspot.com/

Lynne Forsythe : http://petaloo.typepad.com/


Wednesday, November 14:
Clare Charvill: http://www.mycreativespirit.blogspot.com

Laura Denison: http://www.lauradenisondesigns.com/

Susan Lui: www.luv2scrap-pages.blogspot.com

Eva Dobilas : http://petaloo.typepad.com/


Thursday, November 15:
Denise Hahn: inmyblueroom.blogspot.com
Kristin Wilson: http://kristinwilsonhandmade.blogspot.com/
Tara Orr: http://eachmoment-onlyonce.blogspot.com

Christine Ousley: http://petaloo.typepad.com/


Friday, November 16:
Gloria Stengel: www.gloriascraps.blogspot.com
Jane Tregenza: http://janetregenza.blogspot.com/
Betto Cesare: http://scrapguys.blogspot.com

Irene Tan: http://petaloo.typepad.com/

 

Saturday, November 17: Alice Carman: http://petaloo.typepad.com/

Sunday, November 18: Helena Johansson: http://petaloo.typepad.com/

                             Monday, November 19:  Mireille Divjak: http://petaloo.typepad.com/

That's all for today, G45ers. Thank you all so much for stopping by today! Petaloo will have even more Graphic 45 and Petaloo crafts to share with you on their blog from now until Monday! Be sure to check out their blog for more inspiration! Huge thanks to Gloria Stengel, Jane Tregenza and Betto Cesare for their fabulous work today! We also want to thank the fine folks at Petaloo for this super week of fun! We had such a great time! We hope you all have a wonderful day and a terrific weekend! Come on back and see us for more fabulous craft inspiration!

Your Pals in Paper,

Team Graphic 45

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Handmade Holidays Blog Hop Day 1

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Hello G45ers,

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop!!! This is going to be such a fun and inspiring adventure! We are teaming up with a bunch of incredible crafting companies to bring you a stupendous three-day celebration of handmade gift ideas and prizes! Today you will also see some sneak peek images of handmade gift ideas from Kristin Wilson and Alberto Juarez from the Grpahic 45 design team! Plus there's a huge list of amazing companies who will also be sharing fabulous holiday gift ideas! Check out all the fantastic details below and have a wonderful time! Happy hopping!

Handmade Holidays Blog Hop 2012 - FINAL 

Calling all crafters! We’ve gathered designers from some of our favorite manufacturers to show you ways to create something from the heart this holiday season. This 3 day Hop includes over 60 stops with inspiration brimming from every corner. Explore all of the thoughtful and frugal handmade gifts you could create for the holidays, all in one place, during our second annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop! 

To sweeten the Hop, we’re offering a gift for you! For every comment you leave on the blogs in the Hop, you’ll be entered to win a prize pack from one of the participating manufacturer sponsors!

Here is the huge prize pack that Graphic 45 will be giving away for this incredible Handmade Holiday Hop! To enter to win this fantastic prize pack be sure to leave comments on the Graphic 45 blog today along with today's featured blogs from Kristin Wilson and Alberto Juarez! Be sure to visit all of today's blogs in today's hop! They are all offering gorgeous craft inspiration and prizes so there are lots of opportunities to win! Wow!

 

 

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Visit the list of blogs below and leave a comment on each by Nov 27, 2011 at 11:59 PM PST. Each day we will be sharing a brand new list of blogs with brand new projects for you to explore, be inspired by, and create from!


Nov 16

Donna Salazar Designs – http://donnasalazar.typepad.com/
Eileen Hull for Sizzix http://eileenhull.blogspot.com/
Kristin Wilson – Graphic 45 -  http://www.kristinwilsonhandmade.com/
Jennie Garcia - Tombow -  earthyscrap.blogspot.com
Gini Williams Cagle - Hampton Art - http://ginicagle.blogspot.com/
Sabrina Alery – Clearsnap – http://Sabrinaalery.blogspot.com
DeeDee Catron - Globecraft Memories - http://umwowstudio.blogspot.com/
Michelle Grant – Donna Salazar Designs -  http://michellejbg.blogspot.com
Emily Lanham – Authentique Paper -http://www.createserendipity.net
Emma Jeffery – Fiskateers - http://hellobeautifulblog.blogspot.com
Natalie Clause – The Twinery -  http://www.southernbellescharm.com/
Alberto L Juarez – Graphic 45 http://vintageodyssey.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Priest – Clearsnap – http://hydrangeahippo.blogspot.com
Heather Conklin – Authentique Paper - http://goldiecar.blogspot.com/

Nov 17 

Donna Salazar Designs – http://donnasalazar.typepad.com/
Eileen Hull for Sizzix http://eileenhull.blogspot.com/
Diana Gonzalez – Clearsnap – http:// www.arteypoemas.com
Monika Wright – The Twinery - http://www.iloveitallwithmonikawright.com/
Gretchen McElveen - Hampton Art - http://gretchenmac.blogspot.com/
Megan Aaron – Clearsnap-  http://thoughtsoftraveling.blogspot.com/
Gloria Stengel – Graphic 45 - http://www.gloriascraps.blogspot.com/
Suzanne Austin – Clearsnap - http://whatsinalousyananut.blogspot.com/
Shellye McDaniel – Authentique Paper - http://paperedcottage.blogspot.com/
Natasha Naranjo Aguirre – Donna Salazar Designs -  http://www.moments-of-tranquility.com
Jen Carter – The Twinery - http://jensinkspot.blogspot.com/
Laura Denison – Graphic 45 - www.lauradenisondesigns.com
Candy Spiegel – Globecraft Memories - http://candyspiegel.wordpress.com/ 
 
Nov 18

Donna Salazar Designs – http://donnasalazar.typepad.com/
Eileen Hull for Sizzix http://eileenhull.blogspot.com/
Dana Warren - Hampton Art - http://kraftpaperstamps.blogspot.com/
Steph Ackerman – Globecraft Memories - www.stephaniescraps.blogspot.com
Arlene Cuevas – Graphic 45 -  http://butterflykisseswithlove.blogspot.com/
Susan Lui – Graphic 45 -  http://luv2scrap-pages.blogspot.com/
Ashley Bores – The Twinery - http://www.heartmadelife.com/
Mistra Hoolahan – Donna Salazar Designs - http://mistrabutterfly.blogspot.com
Nina Yang - Hampton Art - http://waffleflower.com/
Angie Blom – Authentique Paper - http://angieblomdesigns.blogspot.com/
Denise Hahn – Clearsnap – http://inmyblueroom.blogspot.com
Stephenie Hamen – Fiskateers - www.mycraftyadventures.com
Guiseppa Gubler – Authentique Paper - http://guiseppagubler.blogspot.com/
Jessica Fick – The Twinery - http://iembellish.blogspot.com/

Here are some fabulous handmade crafts from Graphic 45! First up is this amazing sneak peek of a project by Kristin Wilson. Just hop on over to Kristin's blog to see this gorgeous creation. Be sure to leave her a comment while you're there for your chance to win that giant prize pack from Graphic 45!

Kristin's Blog:


http://www.kristinwilsonhandmade.com/

 

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Next up is this superb sneak peek of a creation by Alberto Juarez. You are going to love this sweet project! Hop on over to Alberto's blog to see this creation in its entirety! Don't forget to leave a bog comment while you're there for your chance to win!

Alberto's blog:

http://vintageodyssey.blogspot.com/

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That's all for today, G45ers! Thank you all so much for joining us! This splendid Handmade Holiday Hop continues all weekend! Be sure to come back and see us tomorrow for even more inspiration and fun! We want to thank Kristin Wilson, Alberto Juarez and all of today's amazing crafting manufacturers for sharing this terrific blog hop with us! We hope you all have a fantastic day!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45

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It's the Graphic 45 & Petaloo Blog Hop: Day 4!

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Hello G45ers,

Welcome everyone to another beautiful day here at the Graphic 45 blog! The blog hop fun continues today as we team up with our friends at Petaloo to bring you even more stunning crafts and prize opportunities! Today is going to be a lot of fun! We've got three stunning Graphic 45 and Petaloo creations from Denise Hahn, Kristin Wilson and Tara Orr of the Graphic 45 design team! You'll see some tantalizing sneak peeks of their gorgeous creations. All you need to do to see the entire project is hop on over to their blogs! There you will discover marvelous inspiration and amazing ways to combine Graphic 45 and Petaloo products! Plus there's still a chance to enter to win this amazing Graphic 45 and Petaloo prize pack! Just leave a blog comment today when you hop on over to our design team member's blogs! Leaving them a comment on their blogs is the only way to enter to win this incredible prize pack! We will be announcing one randomly chosen winner from the comments left on our design team member's blogs on Monday, November 19th! And don't forget to check out Petaloo's blog today too! Their design team has also been hard at work creating fantastic Graphic 45 and Petaloo crafts! You can enter to win Petaloo's marvelous contest by leaving on comment on the Petaloo blog! So much fun, so much inspiration and so many chances to win! This is going to be an amazing day!

Petaloo's Blog:


http://petaloo.typepad.com/

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G45 Ladies Banner

Petaloo-logo-banner

About Graphic 45:

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.

About Petaloo:

Petaloo is a family-owned business specializing in flowers and embellishments for the crafting industry.  Our embellishments are designed specifically to match all the best selling papers in the industry.  We specialize in embellishments that work perfectly for card makers, scrapbookers, jewelery designers and altered artists.

Today's first craft was created by Denise Hahn. You wont want to miss this fabulously festive work of art! Be sure to hop on over to Denise's blog to see this creation in its entirety! You are going to love it! Be sure to leave Denise a blog comment while you're there for your chance to win this week's prize!

Denise's Blog:


http://inmyblueroom.blogspot.com/


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Next we have another breathtaking Graphic 45 and Petaloo creation to share with you! This one was made by Kristin Wilson and it is absolutely delightful! Just hop on over to Kristin's beautiful blog to see the complete project! Get inspired and be sure to leave Kristin a blog comment while you're there to enter to win this week's blog contest!

Kristin's Blog:


http://kristinwilsonhandmade.blogspot.com/


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And finally we have this ultra-adorable project by Tara Orr! This is such a joyful and unique work of art. Hop on over to Tara's wonderful blog to see this creation in its entirety! It is sure to brighten your day! Leave Tara a blog comment while you're there for your chance to win this week's prize!

Tara's Blog:


http://eachmoment-onlyonce.blogspot.com


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In case you missed a day or two during this wonderful blog hop, here is the full schedule! You can still discover all of this week's amazing creations and leave your blog comments for your chance to win!

Graphic 45 & Petaloo Blog Hop Schedule:

Monday, November 12:

Alberto Juárez: vintageodyssey.blogspot.com
Nicole Eccles: http://nicoleeccles.blogspot.com/

Lisa Valentine: http://petaloo.typepad.com/


Tuesday, November 13:
Arlene Cuevas: www.butterflykisseswithlove.blogspot.com
Maiko Miwa: http://shiny-scrap.blogspot.com/
Sharon Ngoo: http://glooshmoo.blogspot.com/

Lynne Forsythe : http://petaloo.typepad.com/


Wednesday, November 14:
Clare Charvill: http://www.mycreativespirit.blogspot.com

Laura Denison: http://www.lauradenisondesigns.com/

Susan Lui: www.luv2scrap-pages.blogspot.com

Eva Dobilas : http://petaloo.typepad.com/


Thursday, November 15:
Denise Hahn: inmyblueroom.blogspot.com
Kristin Wilson: http://kristinwilsonhandmade.blogspot.com/
Tara Orr: http://eachmoment-onlyonce.blogspot.com

Christine Ousley: http://petaloo.typepad.com/


Friday, November 16:
Gloria Stengel: www.gloriascraps.blogspot.com
Jane Tregenza: http://janetregenza.blogspot.com/
Betto Cesare: http://scrapguys.blogspot.com

Irene Tan: http://petaloo.typepad.com/

 

Saturday, November 17: Alice Carman: http://petaloo.typepad.com/

Sunday, November 18: Helena Johansson: http://petaloo.typepad.com/

                             Monday, November 19:  Mireille Divjak: http://petaloo.typepad.com/

That's all for today, G45ers. Thank you all so much for joining us! We hope you had a great time exploring today's amazing crafts! Big thanks to Denise Hahn, Kristin Wilson and Tara Orr for their remarkable creations today! We also want to thank our friends at Petaloo! Don't forget to visit the Petaloo blog today to see their fabulous Graphic 45 and Petaloo creations! We will have more inspiration for you tomorrow as we continue this fantastic blog hop event! We wish you all a very happy day!

With Love and Pretty Paper,

Your Friends at Graphic 45

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It's the Graphic 45 & Petaloo Blog Hop: Day 3!

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Hello G45ers,

We are so excited that you are joining us for another terrific day of the Graphic 45 and Petaloo blog hop! We want to welcome you all to today's fabulous blog event! We are teaming up with the incredible folks at Petaloo for another day of stunning craft inspiration, fun and prizes! Today you will see three lovely sneak peek images of Graphic 45 and Petaloo crafts that our design team has made just for today's blog hop! All you need to do is hop on over to today's featured design team members' blogs to see the gorgeous projects in their entirety! This is a great way to learn more about the talented artists on the Graphic 45 design team, plus you'll see some amazing ways to combine Graphic 45 and Petaloo products to create many marvelous works of art! It's going to be a great day! 

And what would a blog hop be without prizes?! As you hop from blog to blog today be sure to leave a comment while you're there! Today we're featuring the fabulous work of Clare Charville, Laura Denison and Susan Lui! You're going to love their amazing creations today. Leaving them a comment on their blog is the only way to enter to win this fantastic Graphic 45 and Petaloo prize pack! We will be choosing one random winner from one of the comments left on our design team member's blogs this week. So be sure to comment for your chance to win! Petaloo is also offering an incredible prize and gorgeous craft inspiration on their blog today too! Be sure to visit their blog for more inspiration! Leave them a blog comment for your chance to win their fantastic prize!

Petaloo's Blog:


http://petaloo.typepad.com/

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G45 Ladies Banner

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About Graphic 45:

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.

About Petaloo:

Petaloo is a family-owned business specializing in flowers and embellishments for the crafting industry.  Our embellishments are designed specifically to match all the best selling papers in the industry.  We specialize in embellishments that work perfectly for card makers, scrapbookers, jewelery designers and altered artists.

Today's first fabulous Graphic 45 and Petaloo creation was made by Clare Charvill. This is such a lovely craft that is not to be missed! Hop on over to Clare's beautiful blog to see the project in its entirety. You're going to love it! Don't forget to leave a comment on Clare's blog for your chance to win this week's prize!

Clare's Blog:


http://www.mycreativespirit.blogspot.com


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Next we have this vibrant and stunning sneak peek of Laura Denison's Graphic 45 and Petaloo creation! Be sure to hop on over to Laura's brilliant blog to see this complete project! It's simply delightful! Be sure to leave Laura a blog comment while you're there for your chance to win!

Laura's Blog:

http://www.lauradenisondesigns.com/

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And last but not least is this gorgeous Graphic 45 and Petaloo creation by Susan Lui. This craft is so outstanding! You wont want to miss it! So hop on over to Susan's fantastic blog to see this project in its entirety. Be sure to leave her a blog comment while you're there! It's the only way to enter to win this week's blog prize!

Susan's Blog:

www.luv2scrap-pages.blogspot.com

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In case you miss a day, here is the full schedule for this week's wonderful blog hop!

Graphic 45 & Petaloo Blog Hop Schedule:

Monday, November 12:

Alberto Juárez: vintageodyssey.blogspot.com
Nicole Eccles: http://nicoleeccles.blogspot.com/

Lisa Valentine: http://petaloo.typepad.com/


Tuesday, November 13:
Arlene Cuevas: www.butterflykisseswithlove.blogspot.com
Maiko Miwa: http://shiny-scrap.blogspot.com/
Sharon Ngoo: http://glooshmoo.blogspot.com/

Lynne Forsythe : http://petaloo.typepad.com/


Wednesday, November 14:
Clare Charvill: http://www.mycreativespirit.blogspot.com

Laura Denison: http://www.lauradenisondesigns.com/

Susan Lui: www.luv2scrap-pages.blogspot.com

Eva Dobilas : http://petaloo.typepad.com/


Thursday, November 15:
Denise Hahn: inmyblueroom.blogspot.com
Kristin Wilson: http://kristinwilsonhandmade.blogspot.com/
Tara Orr: http://eachmoment-onlyonce.blogspot.com

Christine Ousley: http://petaloo.typepad.com/


Friday, November 16:
Gloria Stengel: www.gloriascraps.blogspot.com
Jane Tregenza: http://janetregenza.blogspot.com/
Betto Cesare: http://scrapguys.blogspot.com

Irene Tan: http://petaloo.typepad.com/

 

Saturday, November 17: Alice Carman: http://petaloo.typepad.com/

Sunday, November 18: Helena Johansson: http://petaloo.typepad.com/

                             Monday, November 19:  Mireille Divjak: http://petaloo.typepad.com/

In some other fun news, we just got this great package of goodies from our friends at Sizzix! Oh, we're so excited! We love receving such wonderful products! We just wanted to share this fun photo with you, G45ers!

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Well that's all for today, G45ers. Thank you all so much for joining us today! We hope you had a lot of fun! We want to thank Clare Charvill, Laura Denison, Susan Lui and all the fine folks at Petaloo for their amazing work today. The fun continues tomorrow with even more glorious Graphic 45 and Petaloo crafts! We hope you'll come back and see us! Have a marvelous day, G45ers!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45

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It's the Graphic 45 & Petaloo Blog Hop: Day 2!

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Hello G45ers,

Happy Tuesday and welcome to another fabulous day here at Graphic 45! We are continuing the fun with this week's Graphic 45 and Petaloo Blog Hop! This fantastic blog event is happening all week-long! We're teaming up with the fine folks at Petaloo to show you the incredible beauty of combining Graphic 45 products with gorgeous Petaloo flowers! It's a match made in craft heaven! Each day you will see a sneak peek of amazing Graphic 45 and Petaloo creations that our design team has made just for this event! All you need to do is hop on over to our featured design team member's blogs to see the full project! This is a great way to get inspired and discover some fantastic artists and crafting techniques! Today we're featuring three fantastic Graphic 45 and Petaloo creations from Arlene Cuevas, Maiko Miwa and Sharon Ngoo! You are going to love what you see!

Plus we're giving away this amazing Graphic 45 and Petaloo prize pack this week! Be sure to leave a comment on today's Graphic 45 design team member's blogs for your chance to win this fantastic prize! We will be choosing one random winner from all of this week's comments that are left on our design team member's blogs. So be sure to hop and leave a comment for your chance to win! We will be announcing this week's blog prize winner on Monday, November 19th! Petaloo is also giving away a wonderful prize this week. Be sure to hop on over to the Petaloo blog to see what their design team is making with Graphic 45 and Petaloo products. Leave a comment while you're there for your chance to win their marvelous prize pack!

Petaloo's Blog:


http://petaloo.typepad.com/

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G45 Ladies Banner

Petaloo-logo-banner

About Graphic 45:

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.

About Petaloo:

Petaloo is a family-owned business specializing in flowers and embellishments for the crafting industry.  Our embellishments are designed specifically to match all the best selling papers in the industry.  We specialize in embellishments that work perfectly for card makers, scrapbookers, jewelery designers and altered artists.

We have three lovely Graphic 45 and Petaloo creations to share with you today. This first one was made by Arlene Cuevas and it is absolutely a dream come true! Here is a sneak peek of the beautiful craft that Arlene made just for today's blog hop! Hop on over to her blog to see the complete project and be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win!

Arlene's Blog:


www.butterflykisseswithlove.blogspot.com

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Here is a sneak peek of a superb Graphic 45 and Petaloo creation by Maiko Miwa. This colorful and festive creation is a must-see! Hop on over to Maiko's incredible blog to see this project in its entirety! Be sure to leave a blog comment while you're there for your chance to win this week's prize!

Maiko Miwa's blog:


http://shiny-scrap.blogspot.com/

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And last but certainly not least is this fantastic sneak peek of a project by Sharon Ngoo. Sharon's blog is the only place to see this gorgeous creation! Be sure to hop on over to see the full project! You are going to love it! And remember to leave Sharon a blog comment while you're there! That's the only way to enter to win this week's blog contest!

Sharon Ngoo's blog:


http://glooshmoo.blogspot.com/

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Just in case you miss a day during this fantastic blog hop, here is the full schedule for the week! There are so many remarkable crafts to behold all week-long!

Graphic 45 & Petaloo Blog Hop Schedule:

Monday, November 12:

Alberto Juárez: vintageodyssey.blogspot.com
Nicole Eccles: http://nicoleeccles.blogspot.com/

Lisa Valentine: http://petaloo.typepad.com/


Tuesday, November 13:
Arlene Cuevas: www.butterflykisseswithlove.blogspot.com
Maiko Miwa: http://shiny-scrap.blogspot.com/
Sharon Ngoo: http://glooshmoo.blogspot.com/

Lynne Forsythe : http://petaloo.typepad.com/


Wednesday, November 14:
Clare Charvill: http://www.mycreativespirit.blogspot.com

Laura Denison: http://www.lauradenisondesigns.com/

Susan Lui: www.luv2scrap-pages.blogspot.com

Eva Dobilas : http://petaloo.typepad.com/


Thursday, November 15:
Denise Hahn: inmyblueroom.blogspot.com
Kristin Wilson: http://kristinwilsonhandmade.blogspot.com/
Tara Orr: http://eachmoment-onlyonce.blogspot.com

Christine Ousley: http://petaloo.typepad.com/


Friday, November 16:
Gloria Stengel: www.gloriascraps.blogspot.com
Jane Tregenza: http://janetregenza.blogspot.com/
Betto Cesare: http://scrapguys.blogspot.com

Irene Tan: http://petaloo.typepad.com/

 

Saturday, November 17: Alice Carman: http://petaloo.typepad.com/

Sunday, November 18: Helena Johansson: http://petaloo.typepad.com/

                            Monday, November 19:  Mireille Divjak: http://petaloo.typepad.com/

That's all for today, G45ers! We hope you enjoyed all of today's delightful crafts! We want to thank Petaloo as well as Arlene Cuevas, Maiko Miwa and Sharon Ngoo for their fabulous contributions today. We have more fun and inspiration to share with you tomorrow as we continue this marvelous blog hop. We hope you'll come back and see us! Have a lovely day!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45

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Joyful Ideas For Bird Song Altered Art & Gifts!

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Hello G45ers,

Hooray, it's Friday! Welcome to our very happy Graphic 45 blog on this fine day! We've got some gorgeous crafts to share with you that are sure to fill you with joy! As the daylight hours get shorter and shorter with each passing day, this is the perfect time to really dig in to some crafting! Is there anything better than spending a chilly afternoon at your crafting table, creating something gorgeous?! Autumn and winter give us these wonderful reasons to craft. With all the holidays and chilly weather, there's always a great excuse to papercraft! Today we're going to share some stunning Bird Song creations to get your creative gears turning. There's a fantastic altered photo tray by Sharon Ngoo and a beautiful altered matchbook box by Arlene Cuevas! Both of these creations would make wonderful and heartwarming gifts! But first up we wanted to announce this week's blog prize winner! Big thanks to everyone who left us blog or Facebook comments this week! We chose this week's random winner from this week's blog comments. And the winner is...

-Jeannie: "Winning this package would be akin to winning the lottery! What a fabulous prize from an incredibly talented designer..... pick me please....."

Congratulations, Jeannie! Please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize. This is the awesome prize pack that Jeannie won today! We have a new blog contest every week here on the Graphic 45 blog so there's always a chance to win something wonderful!

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And now it's time for the fabulous crafts! First up is this gorgeous altered photo tray by Sharon Ngoo. Altered photo trays are absolutely perfect for creating unique and personal gifts or home decor. With our fabulous Bird Song collection you have such a rich and diverse array of colors and patterns to choose from! The possibilities are endless! You can see how Sharon mixed adorable family photos with Bird Song papers, Chipboard Die-Cuts and Graphic 45 Metal Staples to create this sweet treasure. Both of today's crafts highlight some spectacular uses for the new Graphic 45 Antique Metal Door Pulls! Behold this fabulous creation and imagine what kind of photo tray you'd like to create! Here is what Sharon had to say about this splendid work of art!


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My mum's birthday happens to be in October so I decided that I would make her something this month.  And there's an old Chinese tea cabinet in my parents home that belongs to my dad so I thought this doing up this phototray with Graphic45's Bird Song collection would be the perfect matching item for the house.

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It's got photos of all of us...

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Grandma's little darlings...

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And of course mum and dad...

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And I filled up the other parts with yummy Graphic45 Bird Song embellishments and even a little nest with eggs for some corny symbolism...haha

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I hope she likes it!! :)

Supplies:
*All pattern papers from G45 BirdSong Collection:
G45 Embellishments:
Bird Song Stickers
Other Supplies: 
Maya Road wood bingo motifs
Maya Road wood bingo numbers
Maya Road velvet resin blossom
Prima mini bird nest
Metal findings - my own

Next up is this beautiful Bird Song altered matchbook box by Arlene Cuevas! This is a great example of one of the many wonderful ways to use the new Graphic 45 matchbook boxes! Here Arlene created this fabulous shadowbox that opens to reveal a stunning layout. Can you imagine what a fantastic gift this would make?! Just picture the delight on a friend or family member's face when they receive such a beautiful and heartfelt creation! Let Arlene's project inspire you to create something marvelous for someone you love! You can see that Arlene did some pretty fussy cutting and also added lots of stunning embellishments to add to the beauty of the Bird Song papers. There is so much love in this darling creation!
YouTube Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/embed/Mj2uTiifSDg
 

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Supplies:

Bird Song papers
Core'dinations Graphic 45 Signature Series Colorcore cardstock - Black & Red
Graphic 45 packaging (up-cycled)
Black Acrylic Paint
Lindy's Stamp Gang Flat Fabio Spray - Toto Tornado Black
I Am Roses flowers
Ranger Distress Ink - Black Soot
May Arts black trim & black stripe grosgrain ribbon
Making Memories garment pin
Chinese coins from my stash
ScorTape
Glossy Accents
E6000 glue

We hope you all had a lot of fun exploring today's incredible Bird Song crafts. We want to thank Sharon Ngoo and Arlene Cuevas for their incredible work today! We had such a great time getting to share all of this week's crafts with you, G45ers! Please come back and see us again for a whole new week of remarkable craft inspiration. We will have a new blog contest on Monday so be sure to stop by and see what's new! We wish you all a happy Friday and a wonderful weekend! Find some time to get creative!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45

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Join the Fun With the Graphic 45 & Petaloo Blog Hop!

 

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Hello G45ers,

Happy Monday and welcome to a wonderful new week of inspiration here at Graphic 45! We are thrilled that you've stopped by on this lovely day! This week is going to be a lot of fun. We are teaming up with the fine folks at Petaloo to bring you a fantastic blog hop! Here's how it works. Each day this week we will be showing you a sneak peek of some gorgeous creations that combine Graphic 45 papers and Petaloo flowers. Our design team has gone all out to create the most stunning crafts just for this fun blog event! All you need to do is hop on over to our design team members' blogs to see their project in its entirety. We will be featuring fabulous new Graphic 45 and Petaloo creations each day so there will be lots to see! Petaloo will be doing the same thing! Just hop on over to their blog to see the incredible creations that the Petaloo design team has made with Graphic 45 and Petaloo products! 

And what would a blog hop be without prizes?! Behold this brilliant Graphic 45 and Petaloo prize pack that we're offering this week. It includes a Graphic 45 12x12 Matchbook Box, Nutcracker Sweet 12x12 Paper Pad, Nutcracker Sweet Cling Stamp Set, Graphic 45 Metal Clothespins, and 6 gorgeous packs of  Petaloo products including Flowers and Decorative Pins! Wow! To enter to win this amazing prize just leave a comment when you hop on over to our design team member's blogs each day! We will be choosing one random winner from one of our design team member's blogs. The more you hop and leave your comments the more chances you have to win! Petaloo is also giving away an amazing prize pack! Be sure to leave a comment on the Petaloo blog each day for your chance to win! We will announce a randomly chosen winner on Monday, November 19th!

Petaloo Blog:

http://petaloo.typepad.com/

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About Graphic 45:

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.

About Petaloo:

Petaloo is a family-owned business specializing in flowers and embellishments for the crafting industry.  Our embellishments are designed specifically to match all the best selling papers in the industry.  We specialize in embellishments that work perfectly for card makers, scrapbookers, jewelery designers and altered artists.

Today we're featuring some dazzling sneak peeks of Graphic 45 andPetaloo projects by Alberto Juarez and Nicole Eccles. First up is this gorgeous and tantalizing sneak peek of Alberto's creation. Just hop on over to his blog to see the full project. Be sure and leave a blog comment on Alberto's blog while you're there for your chance to win this week's prize!

Alberto Juarez's Blog:

vintageodyssey.blogspot.com

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And here we have a sneak peek of the fabulous creation by Nicole Eccles. The only place to see this complete project is on Nicole's beautiful blog. So be sure to hop on over to behold all the marvelous inspiration. Be sure to leave Nicole a blog comment while you're there for a chance to win this week's Graphic 45 and Petaloo prize!

Nicole Eccles' Blog:

http://nicoleeccles.blogspot.com/

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This is a week-long blog hop event with Graphic 45 and Petaloo. In case you miss a day, here is the full schedule for this week! And don't forget to hop on over to Petaloo's blog each day to see their amazing Graphic 45 and Petaloo creations and leave your comments for a chance to win!

Graphic 45 & Petaloo Blog Hop Schedule:

Monday,  November 12:
Alberto Juárez: vintageodyssey.blogspot.com
Nicole Eccles:
http://nicoleeccles.blogspot.com/

Lisa Valentine  - http://petaloo.typepad.com/

Lynne Forsythe : http://petaloo.typepad.com/


Wednesday, November 14:
Clare Charvill: http://www.mycreativespirit.blogspot.com

Laura Denison:
www.lauradenisondesigns.com

Susan Lui: www.luv2scrap-pages.blogspot.com

Eva Dobilas : http://petaloo.typepad.com/

Christine Ousley: http://petaloo.typepad.com/



Friday, November 16:
Gloria Stengel: www.gloriascraps.blogspot.com
Jane Tregenza: http://janetregenza.blogspot.com/
Betto Cesare: http://scrapguys.blogspot.com
                                                        Irene Tan: http://petaloo.typepad.com/

Saturday, November 17: Alice Carman: http://petaloo.typepad.com/

Sunday, November 18: Helena Johansson: http://petaloo.typepad.com/

                                Monday, November 19:  Mireille Divjak: http://petaloo.typepad.com/

 

That's all for today, G45ers. We hope you all enjoyed the first day of the marvelous Graphic 45 & Petaloo Blog Hop! Please join us tomorrow for more gorgeous creations from Graphic 45 and Petaloo! We want to thank Alberto Juarez, Nicole Eccles and the team at Petaloo for their amazing work today. We wish you all a very happy Monday!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45

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Graphic 45 Presents a Free Bird Song Project Sheet

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How To Get Playful With Pastels & G45 Papers!

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Hello G45ers,

Happy Thursday and welcome to another fantastic day here at the Graphic 45 blog. Today we are celebrating the beauty of the classic Graphic 45 pastel color pallet. Obviously color is a very big deal here at Graphic 45. We are well known for both our richly saturated color pallet and our delicate and elegant pastel color pallet. Today you will see some amazing crafts that highlight fabulous uses of pastels with our collections Little Darlings and A Ladies Diary. These creations are so pretty and fun! You can't help but fall head over heals in love with pastels! There's an adorable layout by Gloria Stengel that's got a fun twist! Gloria took one of her first layouts and gave it a Graphic 45 makeover! What a great idea! Plus there's a marvelous nameplate by Maiko Miwa! Get ready to be wowed because today's crafts are simply outstanding!

We just want to give you all a quick reminder about this week's blog contest! In honor of the fabulous Jim, The Gentleman Crafter, we're giving away 3 original works of art that Jim has made! There's a stunning card featuring A Ladies' Diary, a 5x8 altered art box that's all decked out in Nutcracker Sweet, plus a fantastic Happy Haunting tag! We're also giving away a Nutcracker Sweet 8x8 Paper Pad, Nutcracker Sweet Stamp Set, Le Cirque 8x8 Paper Pad, Le Cirque Stamp Set and Graphic 45 Metal Butterflies! The only way to enter to win this amazing prize pack is by leaving us a blog or Facebook comment this week! We will be choosing one random winner from this week's comments and announcing them on our blog tomorrow! So stay tuned!

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This first craft is a true inspiration. Gloria Stengel took one of her very first layouts and gave it a makeover! This is a really fun idea! She used the Graphic 45 collection Little Darlings which is a true celebration of stunning pastels! You can see how perfectly these soft colors look with adorable photos from childhood. By layering the beautiful papers and lovely colors its easy to create an unforgettable work of art! You can really see the difference between the two layouts. Those pastels make the final layout a true vintage-inspired treasure! Add some beautiful embellishments and a sweet sentiment and you've got a gorgeous layout that you'll cherish for a lifetime! Here is what Gloria had to say about these two LOs!

"This is one of the first layouts I made when I started scrapbooking in 1996.  Note the use of large die cut shapes and random stickers. I also use some ill-composed snapshots of my daughter, Laura, with my mom, my husband, my son, and me." -Gloria Stengel

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"This is my layout redesign, using the Graphic 45 Little Darlings Collection and a studio portrait of Laura at 18 months. I could not find any suitable baby photos as I scrapped them all, and she was born before the digital photo age!" -Gloria Stengel

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Supplies:

Graphic 45 papers:

Little Darlings Peek-A-Boo, Rock-A-Bye, Heaven Sent, cardstock stickers, chipboard shapes

Graphic 45 Staples:

Metal Key, Metal Keyhole

Ink: Clearsnap Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Rose Coral; Ranger Distress Spun Sugar, Old Paper

Die cuts: My Favorite Things Fishtail Flag Stax; Spellbinders Asian Accents border

Flowers: Petaloo, Wild Orchid Crafts

Doily: craft store

Tools: Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Spellbinders Grand Calibur

Adhesive: Scotch 3M tape; Heidi Swapp Scrappy Glue

And now we have another pretty pastel craft creation for you all to enjoy! Here is a gorgeous nameplate by Maiko Miwa. This adorable little accessory is like so unique and fun! Maiko used our stunning collection A Ladies Diary as well as the new Graphic 45 Metal Staples such as the Orante Metal Label Holder in this splendid creation. By adding a few fun embellishments and A Ladies' Diary Alphabet Stickers, Maiko created this sweet and easy nameplate! Pastels are such beautifully soothing colors. Bring some calm to your crafting table with fabulous Graphic 45 pastels!

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Supplies:

Metal Clothespins

Ornate Metal Keys

Ornate Metal Label Holder

Metal Tag Staples

Afternoon Tea(paper)

Garden Stroll(paper)

A Ladies' Diary Alphabet Stickers

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Ribbon:MayArts

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Stickles:Ranger

That's all for today, G45ers. We hope you all enjoyed today's pastel party! Please come back and see us tomorrow for more incredible crafts and a blog prize winner announcement! We want to thank Gloria Stengel and Maiko Miwa for their fantastic creations today. We wish you all a very happy day!

With Love and Pretty Paper,

Your Friends at Graphic 45

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Get Festive With Fun & Simple Nutcracker Sweet Crafts This Holiday Season!

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Hello G45ers,

Welcome to the fabulous Graphic 45 blog on this beautiful day! We are so glad you've stopped by to see what's new in the land of papercrafting! Today's blog is a real triumph. We're definitely in the thick of this amazing autumn season. There's a chill in the air as leaves fill the streets. One can't help but begin to think about the gorgeous holiday season that's on its way. Now is a great time to start planning for your holiday crafts. Today we're making it our goal to get you in the holiday spirit with our festive collection Nutcracker Sweet! You'll see some incredible circular tags created by Alberto Juarez. There's also a marvelous and simple 8x8 layout by Arlene Cuevas. Plus Maiko Miwa will be sharing a sneak peek of a stunning Nutcracker Sweet creation she's made for her feature on today's Papercrafters Library blog! Today is filled with to much holiday inspiration! So grab some eggnog or some other tasty holiday beverage and enjoy today's holiday craft treats! This is going to be a lot of fun!

First up we've got these gorgeous circle tags by Alberto Juarez. Tags endlessly enjoyable to create and this is a fabulous spin on the traditional rectangular tags. These fun circular tags are layered with gorgeous Nutcracker Sweet papers and just the right amount of sparkle. The key to these tags is fussy cutting. Alberto delicately cut out the beautiful characters and classic images from our Nutcracker Sweet papers and layered them to add beautiful dimension. The sweet gold and silver glitter accents only add to the fun holiday spirit of these tags. It's a nice and simple creation and yet it overflows with beauty and cheer. Try making your own circular tag this holiday season and enjoy the magic that unfolds! 

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Supplies:

Nutcracker Sweet Papers:

Christmas March

Snowflake Waltz

Clara's Dream

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Next we have another gorgeous and simple Nutcracker Sweet creation that's sure to enchant you! Behold this stunning 8x8 layout by Arlene Cuevas. This is a fantastic way to add an elegant touch to your cherished holiday photographs! A sweet and simple layout like this one is a sure way to make your memories last a lifetime! Arlene layered the beautiful papers from Nutcracker Sweet and added some sweet embellishments and chipboard die-cuts to create this gorgeous scene. The fabulous new Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Keys look so perfect with Nutcracker Sweet! Unlock the joy of the holiday season with your own beautiful layout! Here is what Arlene had to say about the inspiration behind this marvelous piece.

"I created this simple layout of my boys by layering Nutcracker Sweet design paper with card stock and Graphic 45 stickers and chipboard pieces. Having coordinating products really does take a lot of the thinking away from creating since all the elements coordinate nicely. When you layer onto a scrapbook page, don’t hold back! Something that may look complicated to create, is in fact quite simple. Check out my video tutorial as I walk you through the thought process as this scrapbook page came together." -Arlene Cuevas

 

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Metal Buttons Staples
I Am Roses flowers & sprays
Lindy’s Stamp Gang – Rizzo’s Rowdy Red Flat Fabio Spray
Cheery Lynn Designs Dies – English Tea Doily & Pine Branches
PaperTrey Ink Kraft cardstock
Medium weight chipboard (page base)
Momenta Metal Corner Flourish
ScorTape
ATG
Glossy Accents
3M dimensionals

We have one more special treat in store for you today, G45ers! Maiko Miwa has created an absolutely gorgeous Nutcracker Sweet project for today's Papercrafters Library blog! Here is a sneak peek of her stunning creation. Just hop on over to the Papercrafters Library blog to see the full project! You'll be glad you did!

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That concludes this fabulous day here on the Graphic 45 blog. We want to thank you all for joining us! Huge thanks to Alberto Juarez, Arlene Cuevas and Maiko Miwa for their gorgeous inspiration today. We hope you all had fun exploring today's amazing Nutcracker Sweet crafts. Please come back and join us tomorrow for more splendid crafts that will brighten your day! Enjoy your Wednesday, G45ers!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45

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Celebrate Life With Ideas For G45 Minis You'll Cherish Forever!

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Hello G45ers,

Happy Tuesday and welcome to the Graphic 45 blog! We are so glad that you are joining us today. We've got some real treats in store for you! Today is all about mini albums! You'll see a stunning Place in Time mini by Gloria Stengel. Plus we've got an ultra-gorgeous mini by Suan Lui featuring A Ladies' Diary! There is so much inspiration to behold today so get ready for some fun! This is also a very big day for us here in the USA because of the big election! We want to wish all you G45ers in the USA a happy election day! We hope you got out there and let your voice be heard by casting your vote! Hooray!

Get ready for some smiles, G45ers, because this first craft is guaranteed to bring you some serious cheer! It's a fantastic mini alum by Gloria Stengel featuring our fabulous new Place in Time collection! This is a mini gratitude book that is simply stunning. It is so important to remember the little things that fill our lives with hope and positivity. A gratitude book is a fabulous way to keep the good stuff in our minds and hearts. Place in Time makes it easy because there are so many beautiful colors and designs to choose from! Gloria blended lots of different Graphic 45 collections together in this mini to create a truly unique and inspiring work of art! Follow her fun and helpful tips to create one of your very own! Take it away, Gloria!

 

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I used the new Graphic 45 Place in Time cut-apart papers, combined with papers from many of the older Graphic 45 collections to make a gratitude journal. It is easy to see that papers from many of the different Graphic 45 collections work together, plus Place in Time papers are a perfect complement to all of them!

I enjoy creating mini albums "from scratch." For this one I cut covers and pages from heavy weight chipboard and covered each chipboard page with Graphic 45 paper prior to decorating. I used the Cinch binding tool to punch the holes into the pages. This creates uniform holes in each page.

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One of my favorite types of mini albums is the "waterfall" style of album. What that means is that each page is approximately 1/2" longer than the preceding page, creating a waterfall effect. To create your own album cut the following from heavy weight chipboard:

1. Two covers 5 1/2" x 7 1/2"

2. One page 5 1/2" x 4 1/2"

3. One page 5 1/2" x 5"

4. One page 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"

5. One page 5 1/2" x 6"

6. One page 5 1/2" x 6 1/2"

7. One page 5 1/2" x 7"

Once you have all of your pages cut to size, you can begin to decorate! Gather your papers, journaling spots, stamps, and other embellishments and have fun!

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I created a fall bouquet from floral picks purchased at the craft store. I added paper leaves and flowers. The little bouquet is the perfect accent for the Place in Time November cut-apart.

I decorated each page of the album with journaling spots and tags. You could use this journal to record your own thoughts and memories, or pass it around the table at Thanksgiving and allow everyone to jot down a few words about what they are grateful for this year.

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I used elements from both the 12x12 and 8x8 Place in Time paper pads.

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This sheet of Bontanicabella Eden's Symphony paper contains postage stamp elements. I covered them with images from the Place in Time November cut-apart sheet. The larger postage stamp is from the 112x12 page and the small one is from the 8x8 pad.

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Several of the older Graphic 45 collections have "fruit themed" papers. I sorted through my stash of papers and picked out all of the papers that either had the color palette I wanted or contained fruit images. You can still find older papers at many local and online stores. Or, you may be like me and already have a vast hoard of papers to use!

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The cherries on this sheet of Times Nouveau Copacetic paper matches perfectly with the Place in Time August cut-apart sheet.

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I used an envelope to create a pocket for tags.

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Mini albums are wonderful canvases for adding your lumpy embellishments. Since you don't need page protectors or need to worry that the album will lie flat when closed, feel free to "lump it up"!

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I created a side pocket from this cut out from the Place in Time September cut-apart sheet. Simple ad adhesive to three sides of the image panel and slip the tags into the pocket.

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Clear glue works great for attaching clear and frosted journaling spots.

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This is the back cover.  You can see the wire binding. To finish off the binding, I tied a few lengths of ribbon into a big bow.

Supplies:

 

Graphic 45 papers:

Place in Time: November, August, September, cardstock stickers, chipboard

Botanicabella: Botanical News, Eden's Symphony, Summer Sonata

An ABC Primer: An ABC Primer

Le Cirque: Greatest Show on Earth

Times Nouveau: Copacetic, Hot Tomato, Sitting Pretty, Bee's Knees

Old Curiosity Shoppe: Butterfly Specifics

Bird Song: Shanghai Girls

Steampunk Debutante: Victorian Transformers

Ink: Clearsnap Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Chestnut Roan, Yellow Cadmium, Blush Rose; Memento Rich Cocoa

Other paper: Simple Stories Harvest Lane paper and bingo cards; Basic Grey Basics Manila

Die cuts: My Favorite Things Sentiment Strips, Fishtail Flag Stax; Sizzix Tim Holts Alterations Ornamental; Papertrey Ink Button Card

Stamps: Papertrey Ink Gratitude Journal; Stampin' Up!; Unity Harvest of Memories; JustRite Autumn Blessings

Flowers, Leaves, other Floral: Petaloo; Prima; Craft Store

Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon

Journaling spots: Jenni Bowlin Brown Memo Book; Maya Road; My Mind's Eye

Tags: Office supply store

Tools: Cinch

Bulk chipboard: Grafix

Adhesive: Scotch 3M tape; Heidi Swapp Scrappy Glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares; Ranger Glossy Accents

Wow, wasn't that wonderful! Next we have another enchanting mini album to share with you! This one was created by Susan Lui and features our collection A Ladies' Diary! There are some splendid pop-up elements to this marvelous mini! Susan went all out by blending delicate fussy cutting, lavish embellishments, fun photos and heartfelt sentiments! Every aspect of this mini is absolutely captivating! Explore these fabulous photos and imagine what kind of mini you'd like to create with your favorite Graphic 45 paper collection! Take it away, Susan!

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I created pop-up elements within the mini album.

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The tag pulls out to reveal hidden journaling.

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The back page opens up to reveal a mini.

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Supplies:


Patterned Paper - Graphic 45 A Ladies Diary Collection - Moment in Time, Afternoon Tea, Picture Perfect, Garden Stroll, Delicate Details, Fashion Plates, La Gazette, Timeless Memoir, Lasting Impression, 8x8 Paper Pad, Alphabet Stickers, Diary Stickers
Trim - Graphic 45
Lace - May Arts Ribbons
Flowers - Prima Marketing & others from Bangkok
Twine - The Twinery
Pearls - own stash

That's all for today, G45ers! We hope you all enjoyed today's marvelous minis! Big thanks to Gloria Stengel and Susan Lui for their incredible projects today. We want to wish you all a very happy day and we hope to see you all back here tomorrow for more gorgeous craft inspiration! 

With Love and Pretty Paper,

Your Friends at Graphic 45

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A Very Fond Graphic 45 Tribute To The Work of Jim, The Gentleman Crafter

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Hello G45ers,

Happy Monday to you all and welcome to another glorious week here at the Graphic 45 blog. We are so happy that you've stopped by today! This is a very special and bittersweet day as we say an extremely fond farewell to one of our brilliant design team members, Jim the Gentleman Crafter. Jim has some extremely exciting creative endeavours that he will be pursuing and we wish him the very best. He has been such an incredible member of our 2012 Design Team and we thought we'd pay tribute to his talents with today's blog. Yes, today is all about Jim! You'll see a brand new creation that he's made along with a few classics from blog posts past. This week's blog prize also pays homage to the fabulous talent of Jim, The Gentleman Crafter! This week you have the chance to win three original works of art created by Jim! We're giving away his stunning Nutcracker Sweet 5x8 Altered Art Box, A Ladies' Diary Card and Happy Haunting Tag! Also included in this week's prize pack is a Nutcracker Sweet 8x8 Paper Pad, Le Cirque 8x8 Paper Pad, Le Cirque Cling Stamp Set, Nutcracker Sweet Cling Stamp Set and Graphic 45 Metal Butterflies. This is such an incredible prize pack so be sure to leave us a blog or Facebook comment this week for your chance to win. We will choose one random winner from this week's comments and announce them on Friday, November 9th right here on the Graphic 45 blog! 

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How can we adequately pay tribute to a talent as fantastic as Jim, The Gentleman Crafter's? We really can't. His work is so skillful and so full of imagination that it basically transcends words. Every time we received a new creation from Jim we knew it was going to knock our socks off and of course he never disappointed us! Jim's work displays such an incredible mechanical, artistic and technical prowess that it's just astounding! He shows us what is possible in the world of papercrafting and he definitely sets the bar very high. He is also such a sweet and positive person, willing to share his knowledge and enthusiasm with anyone. It is this combination of talents that has made Jim such a valued member of the Graphic 45 2012 Design Team. We are so excited to see what the future holds for him! We know it's going to be so bright!

All you G45ers can keep up with Jim's creations on his beautiful blog.

 http://thegentlemancrafter.blogspot.com
 

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Here we have the latest creation from Jim, The Gentleman Crafter. It's an incredible Olde Curiosity Shoppe antique cabinet! This creation is just amazing! It's a fantastic and clever way to use our Olde Curiosity Shoppe collection along with beautiful Metal Staples like the new Antique Metal Door Pulls! Here is what Jim had to say about this fantastic work of art!

"The idea for this project came when I was looking at an old doctor's cabinet at an antique store.  There was something about the glass doors that closed in front of the neatly lined drawers that captured my attention.  I'm always looking for storage for so many things and I love to make projects that hold something.  The Curious Cabinet's lid lifts back to reveal a compartment for your treasures.  Once the lid has been opened, the doors are released allowing access to the three drawers that can hold jewelry, copic pens, watches, you name it....Lots of room for goodies.  Once again, I was drawn back to one of my very favorite paper collections...The Olde Curiosity Shoppe...." -Jim, The Gentleman Crafter

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Supplies:
Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe 12 x 12 Paper Pad
Graphic 45 Button Brads
Medium/Heavy Weight Chipboard
Tim Holts Idea-ology Foundation Feet
Acetate
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And now it's time to review some of the classic creations from Jim, The Gentleman Crafter. Here's a fantastic project that was a huge hit on our blog! It's his incredible Happy Haunting panorama with real lights! We love it so much! See the original post and more photos of this unique work of art here.

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Supplies:
Graphic 45 Happy Haunting Paper Collection:
  Pumpkin Time- Top
  Happy Haunting - Top
  Word Play - Top
  Hallowe'en Greetings - Main Box Body
  Bewitched - Box Bottom
  Jeepers Creepers - Interior Box Lining
  Trick or Treat - Witch Figure
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Round Chipboard Box - Craft Store
Wood finial
Wood Balls - Feet
Assorted Halloween Ribbon
Battery Operated Tea Light
Black Brush Tree - Craft Store
Picket Fence- Craft Store
Black and Orange Crepe Paper

Here we have another classic project from Jim, The Gentleman Crafter. This is his amazing Tropical Travelogue armoire. The blending of vivid colors and fun designs in this project is so outstanding! Yet again Jim comes up with a clever way to create a decorative storage piece! See more images and a fantastic tutorial for this gorgeous project here

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Supplies:
Graphic 45 Tropical Travelogue Paper Collection
Graphic 45 Metal Tags
Graphic 45 Metal Button Brads
Graphic 45 Hinges (larger)
Idea-o-logy Metal Foundation Legs
2 3 x3 Idea-ology Configuration Boxes
2 1-1/2 x 3 Idea-ology Configuration Boxes
Medium Weight Chipboard
Kraft Cardstock
Adhesive of choice
Scor-Tape
Black acrylic paint
1/8-inch wooden dowel
4 1 Inch wooden Balls
Mini wooden clothes pins
Idea-ology hangers

Wow, this next project is such a triumph! This is the brilliant vintage-inspired wallet created by Jim featuring our Kraft Reflections collection! This project is so magical! We just love all the fun little compartments for storing sweet sentiments and mementos. You can see more photos of this project and more details from the original blog post here.
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Supplies:

Graphic 45 Kraft Reflections
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Graphic 45 Communique - Inside Cover
Graphic 45 Chipboard Button Staples
Graphic 45 Metal Flower Staples
Idea-ology Time Pieces
Idea-ology Game Spinners
May Arts golden silk ribbon
Latch from Hobby Lobby
Black Cardstock
Key Tags -Office Max
Buckle from Scrapadabadoo.com
Grungepaper
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Vintage Photo Distress Stain

And last but definitely not least is this incredible Le Cirque farris wheel that Jim created as part of his audition for the Graphic 45 2012 Design Team. Just look at how amazing this is! Of course this is an absolutely perfect project for our vintage circus collection Le Cirque! This really shows both the technical and artistic talent of Jim, The Gentleman Crafter. He really went above and beyond with this fabulous work of art. You can see more images from this awe-inspiring project along with many more fantastic crafts by Jim here.

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Jim will be joining us for one more very special project here on the Graphic 45 blog very soon. So while we are saying a very fond farewell to him today, you can all still look forward to one last hurrah from the fabulous Jim! We want to thank him from the bottom of our hearts for his incredible contribution to our design team this year. Jim, from all of us here at Graphic 45, thank you for your remarkable vision and boundless inspiration! We have cherished having you on our design team and we know you're going to continue to be a papercrafting superstar for years to come!

That's all for today, G45ers. Thank you all so much for stopping by our blog. We hope you all enjoyed today's incredible crafts. Don't forget to leave us a blog or Facebook comment this week for your chance to win that incredible prize pack featuring original projects from Jim, the Gentleman Crafter. We wish you all a very happy day and we hope to see you tomorrow for more fun and inspiration!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45

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Join The Graphic 45 Bird Song Altered Art Celebration!

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Hello G45ers,

Happy Friday to you all! Wow, what a fun-filled week this has been! We've seen so many incredible crafts and there's even more inspiration to come! Today's gorgeous crafts all feature our amazing Bird Song collection. You're going to see some enchanting works of Bird Song altered art from Denise Hahn and Arlene Cuevas! These crafts are too cute and are sure to bring some fun to your Friday! Of course we're still in the afterglow of Halloween. There's piles of candy and cookies here at the Graphic 45 office. All this sugar is making us antsy to do some crafting! So join us for this exciting ride through today's magnificent Bird Song treasures!

First up we want to announce the winner of this week's blog contest! We want to thank everyone who left us a blog or Facebook comments this week. It was a real pleasure getting to hear from you all! This week's winner was chosen at random from our Facebook comments. And the winner is...

-Georgia Kazma Clough: "You guys never fail to amaze me. More prizes. More inspiration. More tutorials. This is my first stop every morning. Please enter me in today's contest. I would love to win."

Congratulations, Georgia! Please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize! This is the wonderful Happy Haunting prize that Georgia won today! We have a new blog contest every week here on the Graphic 45 blog so there's always a chance to win something fabulous!

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Okay, G45ers, are you ready for some fun?! This first incredible creation was made by Denise Hahn. It's a fabulous Graphic 45 5x8 Kraftboard Altered Art Box that's all decked out in Bird Song. The colors and designs in this box are so wonderful! We just love that sweet little porcelain figurine inside the box. It adds such a sweet element to this adorable creation. Denise did some fun fussy cutting and added beautiful Graphic 45 Metal Staples to give this project an unmistakable elegance! Here is what Denise had to say about it.

"So the inspiration for this entire piece is the little porcelain figurine. I bought her at the flea market, she was just so cute with her real fur tu-tu, but alas I never quite had the project to include her in. Then when I got the Birdsong papers- I knew this was the project for her. I used a few of my vintage finds in this one including the knob and the little plastic fan." -Denise Hahn

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Pearls of Wisdom #4500572
Endless Spring #4500574
Cherry Blossom #4500575
Jasmine Dream #4500577
Enlightenment #4500580
Graphic 45 Kraftboard Altered Box 5x8
Graphic 45 Metal Staples Buttons
Graphic 45 Metal Staples Keyhole
Ink and Sprays- Clearsnap
Glitter- Art Glitter and Meyer Imports (Glass)
Stickers- Jenni Bowlin Butterfly Pink
Vintage Pieces: Porcelain Occupied Japan Figurine, Glass door knob, Plastic
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Next up is another gorgeous and adorable altered creation featuring Bird Song. It's an altered photo tray by Arlene Cuevas! This is such a fantastic idea! And can you spot all of the gorgeous Graphic 45 Metal Staples that Arlene used in this fabulous creation? Wow, don't those Metal Staples look perfect with Bird Song?! Altered photo trays look amazing as home decor and also make perfect personalized gifts! Let this sweet creation inspire you to create one of your very own! Here is what Arlene had to say about it!

"My 4 ½ year old son Logan is such a character! I captured these photos when we were out to dinner at a local Japanese restaurant. Logan LOVES his udon noodles. He LOVES to “noodle”! LOL! I captured the memories of these photos in this altered hanging photo tray, created using Graphic 45’s Bird Song papers and metal Staples embellishments. Thanks for peeking!" -Arlene Cuevas

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Supplies:

Bird’s Song paper collection

Staples Metal Tag

Staples Ornate Metal Label Holder

Staples Ornate Metal Key

Staples Metal Hinges

Staples Metal Flowers

Kaisercraft Beyond the Page Photo Tray

May Arts Ribbon – Black

Black acrylic paint

Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst Sprays – Golden Lump’O Coal

Rub n’ Buff – Antique Gold

Chop Sticks

Ranger Alcohol Ink – Black

Jute string

I Am Roses Cherry Blossoms

Floral Stamen – KARLAS001 Etsy

Asian coin

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Tim Holtz Metal Book Corners

Here's some food for thought for your weekend crafting. We've just announced a new craft challenge for the month of November! This is a fantastic opportunity to create something beautiful and maybe even win an incredible prize from Graphic 45! Read all the details below to find out how you can enter the Graphic 45 November 2012 Thank You Card Craft Challenge!

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Post your thank you cards for our November Challenge on our Facebook page! Be sure to label them "November Challenge." We can't wait to see what you'll create, G45ers!

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Well that's all for today. We hope you all had a great time exploring today's wonderful crafts. Big thanks to Denise Hahn and Arlene Cuevas for their gorgeous work today. We have another fabulous week of fun and inspiration ahead. We hope you'll join us on Monday for more beautiful crafts and a new blog contest! It's going to be amazing! We wish you all a very happy Friday and a wonderful weekend!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45

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