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Junk Journal with Paper Clip Bookmark Tutorial

Posted by Graphic 45 07/24/2020 23 Comment(s) Tutorials,Videos,Planners & Calendars,


Hello, G45ers!

  Happy Friday crafters!  Today's blog is jam-packed with excitement, starting with the (re)introduction of Graphic 45 Special Project Designer, one of the talented designers of our Club G45 projects, Annette Green.  Annette will be sharing an adorable ABC Primer Junk Journal along with a video tutorial on how to create Paper Clip Bookmarks.  Following this brilliant journal we will be announcing the 12 Summer Part 1 Sneak Peek Winners, so be sure to check the list to find your name!  



Annette Green - USA

Graphic 45 Special Project Designer


“Hello, Graphic 45ers! I’m delighted to be back another year as one of Graphic 45’s Special Project Designers. It’s incredible to me that I’ve been with this amazing company since 2012 when I was first on the Design Team. Thank you Graphic 45 for putting your faith in my designs all these years. I’ve made so many wonderful friends through crafting and I can’t thank you all enough for your support. I love when I see fellow crafters enjoying our Club G45 projects!


After living in Florida for most of my life, I recently uprooted and made a major move and downsized to lovely downtown Greenville, South Carolina with my husband Paul and our sweet, shy Sheltie named Suki. We have one adult daughter, Jamie, who recently graduated from art college and moved here as well to start her illustration career. I love reading, cooking, biking, hiking, and running. Our new apartment is right off a wonderful trail which makes it very convenient, and the mountains are just a short drive away. When I’m in my studio, I love to create papercrafts, sewing projects, home decor items, and am learning more and more about bookmaking. My love of books and journals is showcased in my introduction video along with a fun and easy bookmark tutorial made from jumbo paper clips. I hope you enjoy it!” ~Annette



ABC Primer Junk Journal

By Annette Green


Video Tour and Tutorial:

ABC Primer Junk Journal with Paper Clip Bookmark Tutorial





Graphic 45 Supply List:

An ABC Primer - Deluxe Collector’s Edition (retired)

Travel Album with Notebook Set

Square Tag and Clock Die

Artist Trading Tags - Kraft










 BIG thanks to everyone who shared our Sneak Peeks, left comments, and joined us for the unveiling.  We are absolutely honored to have such a wonderful community. Prizes will be shipped out early September when the product is available.  Winners, please email to claim your prizes.  

We wish you all a wonderful and creative weekend, stay safe and positive.


Happy Papercrafting!  


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23 Comment(s)

Margaret McGlaun:
07/24/2020, 02:50:30 PM

Beautifully charming!

Roisin Doyle:
07/24/2020, 03:02:34 PM

Oh wow!!! So excited!!...thank you Graphic 45. Congratulations everyone!! This is a fab project by Annette

Cathy Osborne:
07/24/2020, 03:23:33 PM

ABC Primer is one of my favorite sets. Beautiful project.

Robin Poupard:
07/24/2020, 03:23:52 PM

I love these journals! However...did you know that in the video we can only see half of what you are showing? You're holding it way off to the right hand side. Or...maybe it's just me watching it on my phone!

Rita Pirkey:
07/24/2020, 03:34:59 PM

Love you’re paper.

Robin Poupard:
07/24/2020, 03:36:29 PM

Dang... was my phone!!

Linda Larkin:
07/24/2020, 03:52:51 PM

Graphic 45 have such lovely papers. My first was an Halloween one. It was so lovely I am hooked.

Katherine Buchanan:
07/24/2020, 04:15:34 PM

Oh yeah!! I’m a brand new Grandma, so I better get to making something soon! Thanks, Annette!!

Glenda Buster:
07/24/2020, 04:24:58 PM


07/24/2020, 04:59:36 PM

Beautiful Creation and tutorial!

Diane Shull:
07/24/2020, 05:47:10 PM,

Oh my Goodness!!! I am so excited that I won. I could hardly believe that was my name on the list. I love Graphic 45 papers and products. They are always easy to work with and everything you make turns out so beautiful. Graphic 45 papers bring Joy to my life. I am so Thankful.

Carla Hundley:
07/24/2020, 06:51:47 PM

Sending congrats to the winners! Enjoy. Carla from Utah

Beverly Jordan:
07/24/2020, 07:11:02 PM

I'm super excited!!! I am going to WIN these great new papers before I can even buy them!!!

Sharon Gullikson:
07/24/2020, 09:16:40 PM

WOW, what a great project. I have never thought of putting metal and wood pieces in a book to decorate it. I have these papers--you have inspired me, again, to make something special with my Graphic 45 papers. THANK YOU.

Katie Baird:
07/25/2020, 01:11:00 AM

Yippee! Oh, thank you G45. You have made my day!

Debbie Siddle:
07/25/2020, 02:55:26 AM

Well done to all the happy winners. Hope you show what you make with your prizes. x

07/26/2020, 06:00:20 AM

I hope you bring back the ABC Primer collection. I would love to make this. What an adorable journal. Fantastic job!

ConstanceSuzanne Downing:
07/26/2020, 01:25:06 PM,

Beautiful job! I'm going to make the paper clip! Thank you

ConstanceSuzanne Downing:
07/26/2020, 01:25:07 PM,

Beautiful job! I'm going to make the paper clip! Thank you

Cathy Grills:
07/27/2020, 12:17:12 PM,

Wow! Thank you so much for your generous gift, it is greatly appreciated. I can hardly wait to start using it in September.

Patricia Shipley:
07/27/2020, 01:13:18 PM

I love Annette Green's demo for paper clip bookmarks. However her camera coverage is a little "off". I can't see her.

LaJunta Cox:
07/27/2020, 03:47:25 PM


Debbie Siddle:
07/31/2020, 01:05:56 AM

Thank you for the tutorial. I really love this and think it's a great project. I'll try it on a new G45 collection soon.

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