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#G45Tip - Use Those Templates & Contest Announced

Posted by Graphic 45 12/11/2018 83 Comment(s) Tags,

Hello G45ers!

 We have a fun-filled Graphic 45 blog post for you today.  Starting with the announcement of this week's blog contest.  This week we will be giving away our HOT new paper collection, Princess!  Following, we have a fabulous #G45Tip to share with you, that highlights just how easy to use our G45 Paper Pads & Collection Packs templates are by Joanne Bain.  So pull out your G45 paper pads and let's have some fun!


Princess Package

Weekly Blog Contest

Just leave a comment here on the blog, Instagram, and/or Facebook to be entered to win! Each comment from Monday to Thursday at 11:59 pm PST will count as an entry.

This week’s prize package includes a Princess package, a $65+ value.  The winner will be announced on the blog Friday, December 14th.


Create with G45 Templates

By Joanne Bain


Hi G45er’s!!

Joanne here today to share a little tip. Inside the front and back covers of the 12x12 and 8x8 paper pads, you will find templates.


#G45Tip: Use the templates provided in the Graphic 45 Collection Packs and 8x8 Paper Pads to create tags and pillow boxes.  If you don’t wish to cut up the covers you can always scan or trace the templates.


Here are some projects I have created using the gift tag and pillow box template.



These templates are fantastic to use for quick and easy projects.

Happy Crafting!”



Beautiful work Joanne, you have really taken our templates to the next level with your stunning fussy cutting and layering.  We look forward to reading your comments and tips in the comments below, and be sure to try out a G45 template today! 


Happy Papercrafting!

83 Comment(s)

Sue MacFall:
12/11/2018, 12:20:47 PM

What a clever idea and use of each paper collection. Love what Joanne has shown us.

Jean Marmo:
12/11/2018, 12:28:30 PM

It is really nice of you to provide the templates!!

Sharon Gullikson:
12/11/2018, 12:29:54 PM

I am in LOVE with this collection. I just went to England in October, so it is especially wonderful to me!!!!!!!

Regina Harrison:
12/11/2018, 01:40:29 PM

I love the pillow box template. Your fussy cutting really make them shine.

Debbie Nelson:
12/11/2018, 02:26:53 PM

I have seen those templates all the time and never thought to use them,bu I will in the future. Thank you for the examples. The princess collection is a beautiful addition.

Beth M Beery:
12/11/2018, 02:51:32 PM

Love the tags! Just the inspiration I need to get started!!!

Gayle M Hocking:
12/11/2018, 03:40:14 PM

I love that Graphic 45 provides these templates and that the back cover of the paper collection is 100% useable. It means everything is useable and nothing is wasted! LOVE IT!

Gayle Dickinson:
12/11/2018, 04:24:02 PM

Awesome! I'm in LOVE with this collection! I'm feeling inspired now to use the templates!Thank you!

Glenda Buster:
12/11/2018, 08:30:05 PM

Love, love the templates on the backs of the covers ♥️. Great tip to trace or scan them.

Mathilde S:
12/11/2018, 09:08:05 PM

I will pay a lot more attention to these templates.Great inspirations Joanne!

Kirsty Vittetoe:

Stunning project!!! LOVE!!!!

Carla Hundley:
12/11/2018, 10:40:21 PM

Gorgeous tags and love the pillow boxes. Carla from Utah

Paula R:
12/11/2018, 10:45:01 PM

G45 is great about utilizing all the space in a paper pack which provides us with even more incentives to create. Thanks for your clever usage of the templates, Joanne.

12/12/2018, 12:31:03 AM

Those templates are so useful and these ideas are stunning! That’s what I love about G45 - all the little details that give so much added value! Thanks!

12/12/2018, 12:46:11 AM

Princess must be one of the prettiest papers I have seen, though A Ladies Diary comes very close (love it!). Now I have finished Christmas cards I am going to have a go with the Templates, so glad I found Graphic 45.

12/12/2018, 05:53:41 AM

I love making pillow boxes. The possibilities are endless with so many G45 papers to use. I love all the pink in the Princess collection.

Terri Wilbanks:
12/12/2018, 05:54:42 AM

I love the Princess collection. Have so many projects dancing in my head. G45 you rock

Dorothy McCarthy:
12/12/2018, 06:30:29 AM,

Excellent idea on the scanning!

Debbie Siddle:
12/12/2018, 09:57:59 AM

Such a pretty prize. I've already been using the templates at the backs of your paper pads. Love that there are variations. I've been making gift boxes for Xmas and decorations for a baby memory box. Lovely ideas for projects here x

Sandra Rice:
12/12/2018, 11:39:45 AM

Beautiful many possibilities!

Jill McAuley:
12/12/2018, 12:07:18 PM

I use the packaging too...looks like a grommeted (?) tag.

Kate LeBlanc:
12/12/2018, 12:07:52 PM

The tags are so beautiful! I love the tips about using the templates. Another wonderful day at G45!

Jill McAuley:
12/12/2018, 12:08:49 PM

The Princess collection is such a beautiful range of pinks and reds...chases away the grey, snowy sky today in Salt Lake City-.

Bev Drake:
12/12/2018, 12:11:02 PM

Love these gorgeous tags & pillow boxes made by Joanne & a wonderful way to make use of the very handy templates. This weeks prize is a stunner . Thank you.

Cheryl Wells:
12/12/2018, 12:22:36 PM

All the tags are wonderful, and the pillow box is adorable - and WOW!!!! The paper collection is gorgeous!!!

Pauline Johnston:
12/12/2018, 12:27:38 PM

Oh how I would love to win the Princess pad for my Grandaughter, fingers crossed. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.

Debbie Baez:
12/12/2018, 12:35:08 PM

Very sweet! Nicely done! Love this collection!

Susan Ashby:
12/12/2018, 01:30:43 PM

I love making tags. Thank you for the ideas! They are always so special, cute and beautiful.

Diane Shull:
12/12/2018, 02:11:06 PM, Prettyfun.or

Oh Joanne, these tags and pillow boxes are so beautiful. I especially like the Christmas pillow box. I've always wanted to try a pillow box. This has inspired me to give it a try. Thank you Joanne for sharing your creativity. #LoveG45

Jan Kennedy:
12/12/2018, 02:27:08 PM

Good reminder about the templates! I hope to use this some time also...

Martie Rollin:
12/12/2018, 02:45:40 PM

I so appreciate having these templates when I purchase G45 paper pads! I can create beautifully shaped elements to add to my projects. Princess colors are so pleasing!

Cate Kager:
12/12/2018, 03:18:13 PM

Gorgeous! Save the tags as ornaments!

12/12/2018, 03:27:59 PM,

These are sweet little gift ideas! I love making pillow boxes.Oooh, what a lovely gift for this week's winner! I sure hope it's me, as Princess is one of my favorite collections and I am eager to create something magical with the papers! Zippity-doo!

Ellen Haydon:
12/12/2018, 03:36:22 PM

Love the pillow boxes. I am waiting for my Princess collection now. Happy time again!

She Fowl:
12/12/2018, 04:42:30 PM

Love using the templates...makes projects so easy. The Princess collection is so beautiful. Would love to win it.

Judy Skaggs:
12/12/2018, 05:59:54 PM

Awesome collection! Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

Gina Z:
12/12/2018, 06:11:16 PM

I usually forget about those templates... great reminder. Did I forget to mention I love this new collection!!

12/12/2018, 06:13:14 PM

Pink princesses are the best!

Marie Frederick:
12/12/2018, 06:20:17 PM

Templates are a plus use them often. Graphic 45 is awesome.

12/12/2018, 06:22:04 PM

I love the Princess Collection. I have 4 Grand-Nieces, we scrapbook lots of our outings!!! I love the template! Great ideas!!!

12/12/2018, 06:29:34 PM


12/12/2018, 07:40:51 PM

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous is all I can say. Would love to win it.

Jeanne Beam:
12/12/2018, 07:43:54 PM

Love the tags and other projects Joanne created with the papers. Gorgeous!

Terry fryer:
12/12/2018, 07:52:20 PM

Great projects!

Jan G.:
12/12/2018, 07:59:15 PM

I have never used the templates on the paper pads, but after seeing what you have done I will definitely start. Very cute tags and pillow box. Thank you for sharing.

Jessica Shiffer:
12/12/2018, 08:09:02 PM

This new Princess Collection is supremely gorgeous! Love the rich, dreamy colors.

Jenelle Reyes:
12/12/2018, 08:15:12 PM

This is such a beautiful collection! I just love Graphic 45! I guess I really never paid much attention to the templates. Wow, loving the tags and pillow box. I need to get out my paper pads and play! Thanks for the inspiration!

Velichka Zheleva:
12/12/2018, 08:17:59 PM

Gorgeous set again :)

12/12/2018, 08:22:32 PM

It's so lovely.

Kristina Vazquez:
12/12/2018, 08:29:57 PM

This Princess collection is REALLY calling my name! KRISTINA!!!

Pat BollingerBlanc:
12/12/2018, 08:40:01 PM

My friends and I already bought this awesome set for our scrapbook weekend in January! We couldn’t wait to get our hand on it. It’s beautiful.

Joyce Alcorn:
12/12/2018, 08:41:02 PM

The Princesses collection is so elegant! Would love to win it!

Janice Adams:
12/12/2018, 08:46:01 PM

Absolutely beautiful collection what little girl wouldn't love to have a mini album with her pretty princess pictures in it ♥️♥️

Gerry Wolfe:
12/12/2018, 09:41:55 PM

I trace the templates, so I can use them multiple times. The princess collection is beautiful. Love the soft pinks.

Eleanor Williams:
12/12/2018, 09:52:28 PM

Another outstanding collection. Just beautiful. Thank you for the chance to win.

Gina Rowles:
12/12/2018, 10:05:16 PM

I love the templates at the back and your tags and pillow box are gorgeous

Margaret Comella:
12/12/2018, 10:08:31 PM

You just keep coming up with gorgeous designs! I would love to add this set to my special stash of G45!

Diane Russell:
12/12/2018, 10:17:51 PM

Perfect for me cause I wear a crown. lol

Chris Garcia:
12/12/2018, 11:10:52 PM

What a great collection!

12/13/2018, 12:00:08 AM

These are great ideas and very pretty.

Karen L:
12/13/2018, 12:47:25 AM

Ordered the complete kit plus extras - can’t wait to see how beautiful it wii be in person!

Margaret Pender:
12/13/2018, 01:10:29 AM

Wow.... would love to be working with this collection in the new year. Thank you for the opportunity they are beautiful papers.

Anne Dias:
12/13/2018, 01:21:24 AM

Muito bonita essa coleção, digna de princesas mesmo! Eu adoraria ganhar! É muito difícil comprar produtos Graphic 45 no Brasil.

April Reichel:
12/13/2018, 04:38:58 AM

These are beautiful

Jean Krusz:
12/13/2018, 09:00:29 AM

Each collection is better than the last! This one is beautiful!

Brenda Amyx:
12/13/2018, 09:18:37 AM

Love this collection!

12/13/2018, 09:56:28 AM

Beautiful paper again as always. Love it.

Deborah Cook:
12/13/2018, 10:26:39 AM

Joanne, thanks for the tips. Love your projects...Loving this new Princess collection. So shabby gorgeous. :)

12/13/2018, 10:41:54 AM

I love this new collection.

Donna Baker:
12/13/2018, 11:22:59 AM

Love the colors in this collection. Want to make my granddaughter something special with this.

Vanessa LeClear:
12/13/2018, 11:48:03 AM

Thanks Joanne, for the great tip! Your projects are beautiful!

Kris Martinez:
12/13/2018, 03:16:35 PM

This Princess collection is amazing! Love every little piece of paper and ephemera.

Lisa Buchanan:
12/13/2018, 04:10:17 PM,

I’m so glad you are reminding us to use the templates included in the paper packs! These cards are gorgeous! I’m going to make one next!

Linda Page:
12/13/2018, 04:14:19 PM

I love the Princess collection....but then I love every collection. It is so addictive!!! I love it all.....even all the G45 stuff I still have from 8 years ago!!!

12/13/2018, 07:30:47 PM

What a delightful collection!

Cindy Holmes:
12/13/2018, 07:34:49 PM

BEEEEEUUUUUUTIFUL tags and pillow boxes! And oh my goodness I absolutely love the Princess paper collection big time!

Sherrill Willis:
12/13/2018, 08:25:54 PM

Nice! I'll definitely be trying out the tags, tyfs!!

Nita moser:
12/13/2018, 09:38:32 PM

Beautiful design

Deb ONeill:
12/14/2018, 02:30:52 PM

YES!! The princess collection looks great!

Tajinder Sokhi:
12/14/2018, 03:17:44 PM

awesome love all your papers and all the colorful!

Grace Garrett:
12/15/2018, 09:15:03 PM

This paper is fabulous!It matches my pictures of Charlottenburg palace in Berlin!

Bonnie L Fontaine:
12/18/2018, 07:08:52 PM

What a fabulous prize! This collection is definitely high on my list. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to win it!

Stacy Evans:
12/19/2018, 07:00:02 AM,

Love this collection. G45 paper is so beautiful :)

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