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[#G45Party] May Challenge Announced

Posted by Graphic 45 05/03/2018 97 Comment(s) Cards,

Hello, G45ers!

 With a new month, that means a new challenge, and a new WINNER to announce.  We have been having a blast viewing our all the #G45Upcycle challenge entries on our new Graphic 45 - Official Community Page on Facebook, and want to thank everyone who entered. First, before we announce the winner, let's announce our new challenge, #G45Party!  To kick off our of May Challenge we have a show-stopping Card and 3D Party Decor Centerpiece by Marina Blaukitchen.  Marina has used our Café Parisian paper collection to bring this project to life.   Below you will find the details on how to enter the #G45Party Challenge, find out the winner of last month's challenge, and check out this stunning handmade card.  So let's get started.  


Join our #G45Party Challenge!

  • Create DIY Party Decor using Graphic 45 product  (ex: invitations, place cards, banners, centerpieces, etc.)

  • Upload your project to Graphic 45 - Official Community Page on Facebook using #G45Party

  • WIN a $150 prize pack, one winner will be selected randomly

  • Deadline: May 31st, 2018, at 11:59 pm PST

  • You can enter multiple times

  • Winner will be announced in the June 7th, 2018 newsletter


We hope you take part in this fun DIY Party Decor Challenge. It is simple, just create any type of Party Decor/Supply using Graphic 45 product and upload to our Official Community Page to be entered to win!  Winner will win a $150 prize package of Graphic 45 goodies.  We look forward to seeing all of your #G45Party projects.  Thanks for participating in our monthly challenges. 


Congratulations to Sheri DeWall!

You are the randomly chosen winner of our #G45Upcycle challenge. Sheri, please email to claim your $150 Graphic 45 prize package.Thank you to the everyone who took part in our upcycle challenge, we love seeing how you have given new life to old objects. Check out the projects on Facebook using the #G45Upcycle hashtag.

Now to offer up some inspiration, we have Marina’s 3D Centerpiece that doubles as a card.  


May Challenge #G45Party 
Café Parisian Card and 3D Party Decor

By Marina Blaukitchen


“Every month a challenge! and this month is the challenge #G45Party.



I made a card with a holder that would also serve as a decoration in a candy bar.



I encourage you all to participate.



Graphic 45 Supplies:

Café Parisian 12x12 Patterns & Solids Pad

Café Parisian 8x8 Pad

Café Parisian Ephemera Cards



Would you like another chance to win?  We thought you might, so here it is... We have three $120+ Spring Release Prize packages, complete with the full Imagine collection and Tropical Travelogue- DCE!  To enter to win-it-before-you-can-buy-it leave a comment here on the blog, on Facebook, and/or on Instagram.  Winners will be announced on the blog Friday, May 4th, 2018.

Thank you for joining us for this exciting Challenge announcement, and thanks to Marina for sharing this off the page amazing 3D card.  We cannot wait to see your entries for May and look forward to reading your comments below.  Have a great day, and as always... 

Happy Papercrafting!  

97 Comment(s)

Bettina Kreuer:
05/03/2018, 10:46:59 AM

This is such a great project. Thank you for sharing and for the chance to win this amazing price

Sharon Gullikson:
05/03/2018, 10:58:49 AM

The 3D card is just amazing. Anyone would LOVE to get a card like that. They would feel so special.

Susan Lowe:
05/03/2018, 11:05:15 AM

This is really beautiful. Cafe'Parisian is one of my favorite collections. Thanks.

05/03/2018, 11:09:50 AM

Marina's projects are incredible! I'm already thinking of projects I could do for the challenge, and trying to decide which collection to use - it's not easy!

Dorien Adema:
05/03/2018, 11:11:23 AM

Now who wouldn't like to win the beautifull collections of G45

Melanie Hermans:
05/03/2018, 11:17:21 AM

Great card Marina! Gonna think about the challenge and probably give it a try this month.

Regina Harrison:
05/03/2018, 11:20:51 AM

What a pretty centerpiece.

05/03/2018, 11:28:30 AM

Stunning projects to try! Loving that paper collection too. Thanks G45!

Kristina Vazquez:
05/03/2018, 11:31:11 AM

I'm super excited about this months challenge as well. Party decorations are right up my alley! Thank you for another chance to win!

Deborah Cook:
05/03/2018, 11:32:32 AM

I just love the DT members at Graphic 45. They make the papers just come alive. I adore the new "Win It Before You can Buy it" collections. Thanks for keeping us crafters busy, with all the beautiful papers yall create for us. :)

05/03/2018, 11:33:48 AM

Such amazing G-45 products in this give-away! This would keep me busy all summer. Thanks for the chance to win this fabulous prize.

cindy yinger:
05/03/2018, 11:54:58 AM

These projects are stunning. I have the Cafe Parisian paper and it's so beautiful to work with. Great Projects.

Libeeti Frenkel:
05/03/2018, 11:57:57 AM

What a fab creation! so much inspiration. thank you for the chance to win.

Michele Lewis:
05/03/2018, 12:07:20 PM

LOVELY!!! Congrats to all the winners...and now to put the thinking cap on!

05/03/2018, 12:09:56 PM,

The new paper collections are amazing. LOve to bits Imagine, so inspirational, my mind is buzzing with ideas !

Susan Vogt:
05/03/2018, 12:11:55 PM

Party time! Sweet treats for the eye. Thanks for the inspiration and the opportunity to be a lucky winner from G45.

Eszter Gencsi:
05/03/2018, 12:17:35 PM

Woww ... My favorite paper set!

Jeane A:
05/03/2018, 12:18:40 PM

Since the new papers are not currently available, I guess I will just have to sit and look at the Tropical Travelogue and Imagine myself crafting one of these ideas!

Beth Henson:
05/03/2018, 12:21:52 PM

I love the card. They look like a lot of fun to make. But I especially love the Imagine collection. Can’t wait!!

05/03/2018, 12:22:37 PM

Love the Imagine paper, cannot wait to get my hands on it! Thank you for this opportunity.

Terri Wilbanks:
05/03/2018, 12:25:06 PM

Love this! Thank you for sharing. Would love to win the new paper sets. Love, love, love G45!

Reva Petersen:
05/03/2018, 12:25:08 PM

I'm so amazed at the incredible talent G45ers display. I absolutely love the cafe card, and wish I could think up something like that myself. As it is, the papers are so beautiful I let them do most of the work in my crafting. Thanks so much for the chance to win even more beautiful G45 products--I rely on them so much!

Barbara Daws:
05/03/2018, 12:26:28 PM

Love the Imagine paper. Eager to work with it.

Suzy Q:
05/03/2018, 12:27:38 PM

Wow! Marine's project was just so awesome! Thanks so much G45 for another chance to win some of the most awesome papers ever!!!

05/03/2018, 12:28:49 PM

I love graphic 45. Marinas card is just inspiring. Love it. What great inspiration. Thank you for the chance to win an incredible prize.

05/03/2018, 12:33:20 PM

Marina's creations are very nice and complement the designs. I would love to win these collections!

Kim Persinger:
05/03/2018, 12:36:10 PM

Absolutely lovely projects. Thank you very much for sharing. I just finished my first G45 mini album and cannot wait to share it once I upload it to Instagram.

Joya Bohman:
05/03/2018, 12:38:23 PM

Love these two new releases!! So gorgeous! Thanks for the fun May challenge.

Kathy Burgess:
05/03/2018, 12:58:25 PM

Wow! The Imagine paper looks fabulous! Who wouldn’t want a chance to win one of these collections!

05/03/2018, 01:04:10 PM

This is an amazing card! Thanks for sharing it

Heather Stephens:
05/03/2018, 01:06:24 PM

I'm so thrilled with the look of the new paper collection "Imagine". The images are the definitive definition of imagination! I can't wait till I can release my own imagination while creating fantastical projects with this paper collection. Bravo G45 you've done it again❣

Kimberly S:
05/03/2018, 01:12:00 PM

What should we do if we are not on Facebook? Is there any other way to enter?

Kirsty Vittetoe:

So beautifully done!

05/03/2018, 01:28:24 PM

I hope one day to create something half as good as this. Very talented people and the papers are amazing. Nice ☝️

05/03/2018, 01:32:42 PM,

What a cool centerpiece card! I haven't made a lot of party decor, but I'll gave to give it a try for this challenge!

Lisa Shearwood-Vingoe:
05/03/2018, 01:34:48 PM

Thanks for the great opportunity! Can I enter from the UK? I so love all the Graphic45 products!

Judy D.:
05/03/2018, 01:37:39 PM

Love the new collections! And Marina's card/centerpiece is absolutely amazing!! Judy D.

05/03/2018, 01:56:36 PM

Love, love, love these new collections!

Vanessa LeClear:
05/03/2018, 02:10:53 PM

Today's project is gorgeous! Cafe Parisian is such a pretty collection. And congratulations to Sheri!

Mary Jane Pagel:
05/03/2018, 02:25:01 PM

Marina...what an incredible 3D Centerpiece and card...truly an inspiration!

Jan Kennedy:
05/03/2018, 02:26:36 PM

Another fun collection - Cafe Parisian!

Beth Beery:
05/03/2018, 02:27:56 PM

Beautiful card! And using one of my favorite collections!! Thanks for sharing!!

Rosemary Sokolowski:
05/03/2018, 02:43:15 PM

The projects are beautiful. I love the colors. And the prize is terrific,too!!

Peggy Joyce:
05/03/2018, 02:44:55 PM,

Oh how fun! I'm teaching a photo folio project using the Cafe Parisian papers in a couple of weeks....would love a tutorial on how to make that darling pastries stand!!

Dawn Orahood:
05/03/2018, 02:55:49 PM,

I love your products!

Leah Matthews:
05/03/2018, 03:00:21 PM

This nee challenge is perfect because it is my daughter’s 12th birthday this month so I will be making a ton of birthday stuff!

Diane F:
05/03/2018, 03:01:16 PM

Amazing project, Marina! Thank you for sharing it.

Sharon Clabaugh:
05/03/2018, 03:05:59 PM

Another great collection.

Trece Wyman:
05/03/2018, 03:14:04 PM

I am crossing my fingers and toes in hopes that I win the Imagine prize!!

Michelle Nettleton:
05/03/2018, 03:20:32 PM


Laurie Bradshaw:
05/03/2018, 03:23:13 PM

Such an awesome card. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us!

Beth M Beery:
05/03/2018, 03:45:52 PM

Cafe Parisian is such a gorgeous collection, and so is the card!!! Inspiring and beautiful!!

05/03/2018, 04:06:41 PM

WOW!!! What a awesome card. I would love to make one of these it looks difficult as I can't figure out how it was made. It is fantastic very creative.

Dorothy McCarthy:
05/03/2018, 04:22:23 PM,

What amazing talent!!!!

Graça Estitte:
05/03/2018, 04:24:34 PM


Julie Draewell:
05/03/2018, 04:55:32 PM

Gorgeous thank you for a chance to win love the projects

Karen Rice:
05/03/2018, 04:59:23 PM

What inspiring projects--the centerpiece and card are gorgeous! I love these new products too! Thanks did the chance at the giveaway!

Kathleen E Capachione:
05/03/2018, 05:00:13 PM

Amazing collectios!!!!!You rock G45

Wanda Ferrer:
05/03/2018, 05:25:54 PM

That is so pretty! Good thing I hoarded my cafe Parisian for future project and that this is a great idea. By the way I’m loving the new collection Imagine. Wanda

Penny Kentosh:
05/03/2018, 05:29:18 PM

Marina has done it again! Love that card and the centerpiece is so cute! Thank you, G45 team, for the chance to win your latest collections!

05/03/2018, 05:29:44 PM

Off the wall beautiful!! Such G45

Sue D:
05/03/2018, 05:31:52 PM

Perfect for a Parisian themed party.

Colleen McCauley:
05/03/2018, 05:51:44 PM

Your 3D card and centerpiece is stunning! What a great idea for a desert table! I would love a chance to win one of the new sets! Thank you for this opportunity! Love my G45!

05/03/2018, 06:18:30 PM,

AWESOME 3D card! Congrats to the April challenge winner! YES! I would love to win the new release!!!

Caroline Ostler:
05/03/2018, 06:21:02 PM

I am so in love with the Imagine set... The possibilities are endless. :-)

Jackie Peduzzi:
05/03/2018, 06:32:30 PM

Lovely centerpiece and card! Thanks for sharing Marina! These Spring releases have me so excited!

Martie Rollin:
05/03/2018, 07:22:43 PM

Thank you for this wonderful opportunity to win your beautiful new paper collection!

Janeda Easter:
05/03/2018, 07:26:55 PM

Such fantastic work. I have really got to dig deep in my imagination to even think about doing this kind of work. Amazing.

Maria Villasenor:
05/03/2018, 07:29:42 PM

I would love another chance, thanks!

Julene Matthews:
05/03/2018, 08:13:29 PM,

Beautiful work ladies. I can imagine that table centre at a shower tea party.

Beth M Beery:
05/03/2018, 08:16:36 PM

Such incredible eye candy this week!! So inspiring!!

Beth M Beery:
05/03/2018, 08:25:17 PM

Always wonderful contests with wonderful prizes!

Gina Butcher:
05/03/2018, 08:51:27 PM

Thank you for the opportunity to win such a gorgeous paper collection.

05/03/2018, 08:59:26 PM

I love Graphic45! Your paper is amazing! Your work inspires me! Thank you!

Alexis Murray:
05/03/2018, 09:13:01 PM

Love this card! What a cute idea!

Jocelyn Cazier:
05/03/2018, 09:28:37 PM

Looking forward to creating with the new and re-release designs. Best part of the Imagination line is it will co-ordinate with other lines. Oh who am I kidding... these are collectables... it's going to take me a while to actually put scissor to paper. LOL

Jill McAuley:
05/03/2018, 09:29:44 PM

Just enthralled with the 3D pastry shop! (Love the card too)...inspires me to really look at 2D paper with so much potential.

Michelle Salois:
05/03/2018, 09:57:02 PM

Those new paper pads look awesome~ I can't wait to see all of them and not just a sneak peek! The 3D card is beautiful, I be it's even prettier in person.

Gail Jenson:
05/03/2018, 10:48:35 PM

Don’t you just love the new spring collections ❤️❣️

Carla Hundley:
05/03/2018, 10:48:46 PM

Love that card with the umbrella! Amazing. Such beautiful collections. Carla from Utah

05/03/2018, 10:59:32 PM,

Fab project! You have such a talent :D

Corrine Hall:
05/03/2018, 11:08:13 PM

Love the dual usage, a card and a decoration, great stuff!!!!

Devra Joy:
05/04/2018, 12:06:46 AM

Can’t decide which I like best. Guess I have to order both!

Arianna Barbara:
05/04/2018, 04:30:18 AM

Wow! Love so much Marina's project!!! Café Parisian paper collection is one of my fav!!! Congrats to Sheri!

Heather Park:
05/04/2018, 05:22:31 AM

The 3d card is amazing, imagine looks like a wonderful collection for spring/summer.

Cheryl Wells:
05/04/2018, 06:23:34 AM

Gorgeous card, and would love to win the IMAGINE collection - think it just may be my favorite yet.

Sandra Featherston:
05/04/2018, 06:53:46 AM

What a marvelous idea ! This is so pretty.

Penny Arnold:
05/04/2018, 07:34:11 AM,

I would love some G45 paper!

Sara Russell-Clark:
05/04/2018, 09:18:11 AM

These are so amazing! Just beautiful!

Barbara Ramsey:
05/04/2018, 09:58:46 AM,

Marina's centerpiece is wonderful! I love it! Thank you for another chance to win another of your awesome paper collections. I LOVE Graphic 45 paper collections! :<) Wishing you a happy day!

05/04/2018, 12:25:01 PM

Awesome!! Bet your fingers were tired after making this beautiful centerpiece and card. I would have to take many breaks and several days to make this one! Your creativity is to infinity and beyond! TFS

pat smith:
05/04/2018, 04:23:49 PM

What great projects! Lots of fun to be had by the creative crafters that have this kit.

Ellen Haydon:
05/04/2018, 06:27:44 PM

What a fantastic card you have made. I love Café Parisian colors and the era.

Anne Schilling:
05/04/2018, 07:42:14 PM

How quaint and such lovely detail! Nicely done!

Debbie Siddle:
05/05/2018, 02:57:37 AM

Yes please, I would love to win xxxx The little diorama are cute

Toni Bettencourt:
05/05/2018, 12:59:04 PM

I always enjoy seeing these inspirational projects. They spark my creativity.

Anja Deurloo:
05/08/2018, 11:18:03 PM

This is such a amazing project! Love the papers, love the way you are using is! Love the details ! It gives me great inspiration!

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