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[Video Interview] The Story of Graphic 45

Posted by Graphic 45 04/18/2019 9 Comment(s) Videos,

Q&A Interview with
Diane and Aimee of G45


      We are honored to be a part of this vibrant creative industry and have loved every minute of our eleven-year journey.  Often when we are out at events teaching, at trade shows, and on social media, we get so many questions about where the name Graphic 45 came from, how we started, and what it is like to work with family.  So we decided to answer all the questions in a Question and Answer style interview video.  We turned to our Graphic 45 - Official Community Page on Facebook and asked you to submit your questions. 

      In this interview, we tried to answer as many questions as possible, many times combining multiple questions into one to help streamline the video.  Here is a peek into our family business, tips on starting your own company, and the story of how it all started.  Thank you for being a G45er, sharing your projects, ideas, and passions with us! 

     

    With Love, 
    The Graphic 45 Family


     

    The Story of Graphic 45 told in Q&A Style
    with the Founders, Diane Schultz & Aimee Filimoehala

     

     

     

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    Bonus: Today is Aimee's birthday!  To celebrate we have a show-stopping Slide Card by Special Project Designer, Annette Green!  

     

    Happy Birthday Card 

    By Annette Green

     

    This handmade masterpiece has a fun pull mechanism moving the Elephants and Peacock to reveal two messages.  This card has been created with our new paper collection, Kaleidoscope, and our Matte Pearl Gems.  


     

     

     

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    Thank you kindly for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day, and as always...


    Happy Papercrafting!

    9 Comment(s)

    Sharon L Gullikson:
    04/18/2019, 04:38:34 PM
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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I hope that you got to take the day off.

    Sharon L Gullikson:
    04/18/2019, 04:39:44 PM

    By the way, the animal slider card is so cool. I haven't seen those papers in person yet, but they look WILD (ha ha ha). The colors are wonderful, and I LOVE THE ANIMALS!

    Sharon L Gullikson:
    04/18/2019, 05:17:48 PM
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    After watching the video (LOVED IT!!!), I have several questions. 1) Did you use Henry as the model for one of the images on Raining Cats & Dogs? 2) What does Jeff do? (I like when he's a part of the videos). 3) What are your 5 biggest sellers over all 11 years? 4) Will you consider doing a sort fashion themed collection featuring 1950s-early 60s clothing/models? The clothing was so elegant (before my time, but it's so wonderful!)--even the casual clothes were pretty cute and elegant. THANKS for the video. It was your best yet!

    Charee Filimoehala:
    04/19/2019, 12:02:17 PM

    Sharon thank you for the thoughtful feedback, and all these great questions. I will do my best to answer them. 1) Yes, Henry was one of the inspirations and featured in Raining Cats & Dogs. Love that you noticed that cute little Wire Fox Terrier on the stamps and signature page. 2) Jeff like all of us wears many hats for G45. He is a very important part of our Customer Service Team, he creates our project sheets, advertisements and promo images, and is the muscle behind all of our tradeshows. We will be sure to talk him into doing more videos. 3) The tops five collections is a hard question to answer with Aimee out of the office for her Bday but here is my best guess. Fairie Dust, Magic of Oz, Sun Kisses, Nature Sketchbook, and Place in Time. What is your top five? 4) We love the idea of doing a more modern fashion line, but since most of our images come from the public domain it is hard to find anything past the 1920's. But will be sure to put this idea on the spreadsheet. Thanks so much for being a G45er. Happy Papercrafting! ~Charee

    Margaret R:
    04/18/2019, 05:27:00 PM
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    Love the video! It's always fun to know more about the people who inspire us! And Happy Birthday, Aimee!

    Sandra Rice:
    04/18/2019, 05:45:31 PM
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    What a beautiful Card for the very talented Aimee! Happy, happy Birthday Aimee! In the Q&A video, you stated that your Deluxe Collectors Edition come from request made from your customers...Soooooooo, I would LOVE to see The Home Sweet Home Collection back! There is no better collection of Designer Paper to create heirloom recipe books! I made 5 for gifts this past Christmas and had to go to Second Market sources to gather enough to fill 5 books! Please bring this collection back...no other company has anything close to The Home Sweet Home Collection!

    Corrine Hall:
    04/18/2019, 06:42:08 PM
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    The video was very informative, different to what we normally see on the blog, thanks and happy birthday Aimee

    Bev Drake:
    04/18/2019, 07:25:52 PM
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    Wow! Great to know how all this wonderful business began & long may it continue. I adore Annette Green’s birthday card & a very Happy Birthday Aimee & it gives me so much pleasure reading G45 blogs first thing in the mornings. Thank You so much.

    Kirsty Vittetoe:
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    Happy Birthday Aimee!!! Wishing you happiness, joy and love! Thanks for sharing the video, and thanks for making the G45 blog a place filled with beautiful inspiration!

    REBECCA YAHRLING:
    04/19/2019, 07:15:15 AM
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    Hope your special day was grand, Miss Aimee. What an awesome and colorful card by Annette. The Kaleidoscope papers look really beautiful.

    Patty Shipley:
    04/24/2019, 07:00:12 AM
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    I love all of the designs! Beautiful details and colors. I do have a request, please consider designs and scenes from the 1950's and 1960's in the future. These are the years of my youth. Please!

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