Floral Card & Decked Out Photo Stand: Introducing Paper Extraordinaire, Maria Cole

Hello, G45ers!

 Welcome to another creative week on the Graphic 45 blog.  Today we have not one but two amazing projects by our Special Project Designer, Maria ColeFirst, we are kicking this post off with our weekly blog contest.  Following that announcement, we have tag card starring our Imagine collection and our Die-Cut Tag Staples.  Last but not least we have a stunning Seasons Home Decor Mini Album/Frame. Let's get this party started! 


 Weekly Blog Contest 

Just leave a comment here on the blog, Instagram, and/or Facebook to be entered to win! This week’s prize package includes an Off to the Races 12×12 Paper Pad, Patterns & Solids Paper Pad, Die-Cut Banners, Journaling Chipboard, Regular Tags, Clock Keys, and Celebrate—ATC Tags, a $70+ value.  The Winner will be announced on the blog Friday, July 13th.


Special Project Designer 2018-2019

Maria Cole – USA


“Hi! I’m Maria and I'm a Pacific Northwest native and Special Projects Designer for Graphic 45.

At home, I wear many hats: mama to my new baby boy Asher, doggy-sitter, and of course, papercrafter! It was through seeing out-of-this-world creations made with Graphic 45 paper that started my obsession with papercrafting in 2011. Since then, I’ve taught many classes using the latest Graphic 45 paper and Staples. And in 2013, my ultimate crafty dream came true when I made the 2013-2014 Graphic 45 Design Team!


Since then, I’ve had the pleasure of designing monthly projects for the G45 community as a Special Projects Designer. It's a been a wonderful opportunity to get to know my fellow teamies better and to create fun projects with the newest Graphic 45 collections!


I love creating a variety of projects from intermediate projects to whimsical CHA creations.  Papercrafting and scrapbooking have brought me such joy and it’s my hope to inspire others to discover that same joy by playing with pretty paper!


Imagine Square Tag Card


Graphic 45 Staples are so fun to design with. I made this simple card with Graphic 45’s gorgeous new steampunk line, Imagine. So naturally, that called for a coordinating “Imagine” square tag! These tags have so many uses and they’re especially fun to add to cards. The sky is really the limit with what you can do with them!









Imagine 12x12 Collection Pack

Graphic 45 Supplies:

Inspire, Create, Imagine—Ivory Tags


Seasons Photo Stand


I love projects that have multiple purposes, like this altered photo stand I designed for a special class I taught. Not only does it contain several pages to add photos and memories, but it also doubles as a home decor piece through every season of the year! The Seasons paper line was the perfect backdrop for this versatile project.










Seasons 12x12 Pad

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So much fun!  Big thanks to Maria for sharing these two gems.  Join us in the comments below in welcoming Maria to the G45 family for another year.  We want to thank you as well for kicking off the week with us, we hope to see you again tomorrow for two Shabby Chic cards.  Until then… 

Happy Papercrafting!

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