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Ocean Blue Layout Tutorial

Posted by Graphic 45 05/13/2020 9 Comment(s) Layouts,Tutorials,Videos,



Hello, G45ers!

  Today on the Graphic 45 blog we are playing with shapes, rectangles in particular.  Brand Ambassador, Maria Smeshkova has taken our Ocean Blue paper collection, and cut up a variety of papers into rectangles, grabbed a few adorable pictures and stitched them together in this fabulous video tutorial.  We encourage you to try this technique out at home, and when you do, be sure to share your project with us on our Graphic 45 - Official Community Page on Facebook


Ocean Blue & Metal Dies are back in stock!



“Hello Sun” Ocean Blue Layout

By Maria Smeshkova


“Hi everyone! Today I’m showing how to make an interesting and simple layout for this monthly G45 challenge.


I’m choosing “Ocean Blue” collection and my daughter's beach photos.



Adding some paper and some embellishments and my layout is ready!



Tip: Use a sewing machine to create frames around the perimeter of all parts of the layout.



I’m using embossing powder to cover some elements.” ~Maria 






Video Tutorial:

Ocean Blue Layout Tutorial by Maria Smeshkova for Graphic 45




Graphic 45 Supply List:

Ocean Blue 8x8 Pad

Ocean Blue 12x12 Patterns & Solid Pad

Ocean Blue Die Cut Assortment


Ocean Blue 8x8 Pad

Ocean Blue 12x12 Patterns & Solid Pad

Ocean Blue Die Cut Assortment



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9 Comment(s)

Wanda Whitaker:
05/13/2020, 12:15:29 PM

That was really nice. Appreciated that tutoral. Lovely colors and great layout. Thank you.

Lynda Mackay:
05/13/2020, 12:54:02 PM

Love Graphic 45 papers and like to see what other people do with them.

Annika Birgestrand:
05/13/2020, 02:52:58 PM

You are very very good!!!

Martie Rollin:
05/13/2020, 03:22:57 PM

I am so enjoying seeing the use of a sewing machine to create this project. The stitching adds a nice design element. Well done! Love this paper collection!

05/13/2020, 11:17:21 PM,

Such a lovely scrapbook page. That Ocean Blue collection seams like it would be easy to create with. The balance of the blues and creams are so calming and relaxing, very pleasing to the eye.

Bev Bloomfield:
05/14/2020, 05:03:13 PM

What a beautiful layout, love the G45 Ocean Blue set. You did an amazing job

Glenda Buster:
05/14/2020, 10:57:08 PM


Margaret Skelton:
05/15/2020, 03:49:44 PM

I just love this layout - thank you for the inspiration. I love the papers too.

Bernice Golding:
05/23/2020, 03:43:08 PM

Love this ocean blue paper , do you have video on u tube to know how to put the album together With scoring ,measures Please let me know thank

Charee Filimoehala:
05/29/2020, 03:28:17 PM

Hello Bernice, yes, Maria did create a tutorial video for this Ocean Blue Layout. You can find it here: You can also go to our YouTube channel to find it along with more tutorials. Happy Papercrafting!

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