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Thankful For Family Layout with Video Tutorial

Posted by Graphic 45 11/23/2017 30 Comment(s) Layouts,Tutorials,Videos,

Hello, G45ers!

  Happy Thanksgiving to our G45ers in the USA!  To all of our G45ers all around the world, we wanted to express our deepest gratitude for you.  We absolutely love getting to be a part of such a wonderful loving and creative community and we thank you for your support and for sharing your creations and passion with us!  We wanted to celebrate this day with a jaw-dropping family themed layout using out Penny’s Paper Doll Family collection.  We hope you are enjoying the holiday season and get time to pull out your paper stash and have some creative relaxation time.  


But first, we wanted to let you know about our first ever Sale on our online shop.  

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All 13 of our Deluxe Collector's Editions (DCE) sets are on sale and make for excellent Christmas presents.    

  • 2 each of twelve double-sided 12 x 12-Inch papers (24 total)
  • 27 die-cut chipboard embellishments
  • 356 cover weight stickers on a 12 x 12-Inch sheet
  • Made in the USA - acid and lignin Free

A $30 value, now only $24!  Valid November 22 to 27, 2017. 


Now let’s get to the stunning layout by the ever talented Brand Ambassador, Elena Olinevich.  


Love of a Family Layout

By Elena Olinevich


“When I was a child I used to play with paper dolls and created them the dresses and other clothes. My kids are not interested so much in this good idea. Anyway, I decided to create something that will remind me of the past.

Moreover, I decided to use the picture of my kids.


I am lucky to have a girl and a boy as my kids. They are so different and allows me to create with flowers and with something with no flowers at all.


Anyway, for my background, I used the floral paper sheet from Penny’s Paper Doll Family collection



I made fussy cutting, paper layering and die cutting - my favorite steps to enjoy the papercrafting with Graphic45


I love the colors this collection has, they look vintage and reminds me

about the old family albums I looked through at my Granny’s house.



I wanted to use only the paper but decided to add flowers as the embellishments


You can also check the video tutorial I made for this Layout below." Elena


Family Fun Layout Video Tutorial


Graphic 45 Supplies:



Other Supplies:

  • Spellbinders Frame Die, Petaloo Flowers


Looking for more family fun projects starring Penny’s Paper Doll Family?

Flowers from the Same Garden Card Penny's Paper Doll Family by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 2 .jpg

Happy Family Cards

By Kathy Clement


  1. To add depth and dimension to this simple card design, I double matted each card layer.  This keeps the layers from getting muddled.  It also gives the focal image on the card the appearance of having been framed.

  2. Cut doilies in half to get more mileage out of them.  I tucked half a doily above and below the focal image.

  3. Create a custom doily by adding designer paper to the solid center.  To do this, I lay my doily on top of the paper, traced around the inner edge of the doily, then cut the circle out with scissors.  


See full post here

Flowers from the Same Garden Card Penny's Paper Doll Family by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 5 .jpg




Weekly Blog Contest

Just leave a comment here on the blog, Instagram, and/or  Facebook to be entered to win! Up for grabs this week is a Place in Time - Deluxe Collector’s Edition, Home Sweet Home 12x12 Paper Pad,  Shabby Chic Metal Key Holes, Metal Door Plates & Knobs, and Ivory Mixed Media Album, an $80+ value.  The winner will be announced on the blog, Friday, November 24th, 2017.


Thank you for joining us on this special day, and thanks to Elena for sharing this detailed layout!  Watch the video tutorial again while you have your papers out to get inspired all over again.  Have a fun-filled day and be sure to join us tomorrow, we have a wonderful holiday blog for you tomorrow so be sure to check back.   


Happy Papercrafting!  

30 Comment(s)

Kirsty Vittetoe:

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!! What a Super Sweet post with beautiful projects! Off to check out the sales!

Carla Hundley:
11/23/2017, 11:08:07 AM

Beautiful layout and fun dolls! Happy Thanksgiving. Carla from Utah

Michele Lewis:
11/23/2017, 11:17:34 AM

What beautiful layouts! I can always guarantee that my day will be brightened by the lovely creations on this blog! I am thankful for Graphic 45 and their inspiring products and to all the ambassadors that share their talent, tips and tricks! Happy Thanksgiving!

Arianna Barbara:
11/23/2017, 11:27:57 AM

Happy Thanksgiving!!! two beautiful projects to celebrate family!!! <3

Vanessa LeClear:
11/23/2017, 11:34:57 AM

What a beautiful layout! Thanks for the inspiration!

Robyn Marshall:
11/23/2017, 12:09:04 PM

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! I love it! Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!!!

11/23/2017, 12:11:40 PM

This is one of my favourite paper collections and perfect for these fabulous projects. Happiness is G45 shaped!

11/23/2017, 12:15:38 PM

What a sweet layout. Such cute kids. The theme is perfect for children's pictures. Love the colors and the layers.

11/23/2017, 12:27:50 PM,

What a fun use for that cute collection. You don't see paper dolls much anymore.

11/23/2017, 12:44:46 PM

I agree, the colors in this collection are awesome. I just want to get home from Thanksgiving dinner so that I can go slowly through the videos and blog for today. Don't tell my family that I said that! Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

Cheryl Wells:
11/23/2017, 12:53:59 PM

Love the layout and the cards are great.

Barbara Millar:
11/23/2017, 12:58:12 PM

Love the layout Happy Thanksgiving

Joan Moser:
11/23/2017, 01:03:03 PM

Happy Thanksgiving! I am a scrapbooker myself and really enjoy your layouts especially with all the fussy cutting!

Melanie Hermans:
11/23/2017, 01:25:52 PM

Happy thanksgiving! Love reading your blog. My daughter and me really get inspired by your ideas :)

Martie Rollin:
11/23/2017, 01:46:22 PM

Lovely layout! Happy Turkey Day to all! Beautiful the message about sisters. Well done!

Sandy Carroll:
11/23/2017, 01:47:49 PM

Wonderful to hear about the sale! Thanks for doing that!

Ava Gavloski:
11/23/2017, 02:06:46 PM

Great card presentation

Glenda Buster:
11/23/2017, 03:50:52 PM

Gorgeous layout. I ❤️ Penny’s Paper Doll Family. Beautiful card!

Jean marmo:
11/23/2017, 04:50:01 PM

So lovely! I am in awe of the DT!

Sue LD:
11/23/2017, 05:56:23 PM

I like the family theme today.

Mathilde S.:
11/23/2017, 08:06:18 PM

Beautiful card and layout,love the gorgeous papers.

Grace K.:
11/23/2017, 08:13:25 PM

So pretty! Tfs and happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

tina z.:
11/24/2017, 01:40:50 AM,

this is so beautiful and thank you for all the tips!

Debbie Siddle:
11/24/2017, 08:33:41 AM

Oh so beautiful, projects and collections. xxx

Barbara G.:
11/24/2017, 08:40:34 AM

Love the cards. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

Tonya M.:
11/24/2017, 01:19:22 PM

I know it's too late to "win," but I still wanted to say how gorgeous the projects are ladies! Thank you for sharing! Kathy- I especially appreciate the tips (I love little "bullet points"). They explain succinctly why that card is stunning to me, and how it's not too "busy." I often still have trouble when layering things- I go one... or ten.., steps too far, lol! Elena- Your children are so beautiful; especially those innocent faces- I wonder how many mischievous things happened while you attempted (and succeeded in) getting that perfect shot! Your scrapbook layout is a visual feast, and I'm sure it will be treasured by both of them!

Carol Sanderson:
11/24/2017, 03:12:37 PM

Adorable layout for my family photos..

Judy Phillips:
11/24/2017, 09:29:51 PM

Love the Penny's Family set - thanks for sharing these wonderful ideas!

Dorothy McCarthy:
11/28/2017, 05:51:02 AM,

I just love that layout and that beautiful card. Excellent!!!

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