Hello, G45ers!

We are shaking things up here on the Graphic 45 blog to get your week started off on the right foot. In this post, we will announce this week's blog contest, feature a 3D Rose Box by Einat Kessler, and share a funky and fun wedding shaker card by Maria Cole. Our first featured project on the blog today is a fabulous gift box that will bring smiles to all who see it.  Einat has gone wild with fussy cutting roses from our Portrait of a Lady collection and arranged them so beautifully using an easel technique.  Following this lovely bouquet box, we have a wedding card that will surprise and delight any newly wed couple.  Maria has gone above and beyond to personalize this wedding card for the recipients, and it has not gone unnoticed.  We just love how she has mixed and matched our Vintage Hollywood collection with Safari Adventure to create this beauty.  


OTR Prize Pack-B

Let's kick this week off with a thrilling blog prize.  This week's prize package includes two 12×12 Off to the Races Paper pads, design and Patterns & Solids, Die-Cut Banners, Chipboard, Shabby Chic Metal Clock Keys, Black Regular Tag Album, and Celebrate ATC Ivory Tags, a $76 value!  To enter to win this prize package just leave a comment here and/or on our Facebook page.  The winner will be announced, Friday, June 9th.  


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Roses Treasure Box

By Einat Kessler


"I love creating boxes and I especially enjoy adding dimensional embellishments on top of the box. Portrait of a lady has such a gentle feminine look that I thought it would be perfect for a little treasure box. A box for little jewelry, notes or accessories, something the woman in us wants to keep hidden…" ~Einat Kessler

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Tip #1: 
To make a cut-out image “stand” create a small easel that can be glued both to the image and the surface you want it to stand on. Create the easel from a strip of paper and simply create a triangle. The base will be glued to the surface and the image to one of its sides.


Tip #2: 
When creating a box use the same paper. Use the one side of the paper to create the bottom of the box and the other side to create the top side or lid.

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Graphic 45 Supplies: 

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Wedding Shaker Card

By Maria Cole 

"Today I am sharing a wedding shaker card I made using one of Graphic 45's newest paper lines, Vintage Hollywood!

This beautiful collection is all about glamour and stardom with some tributes made to early film stars like Mary Pickford. But did you know, Vintage Hollywood also makes for a wonderful wedding card?

I have this special friend I made through Instagram. We share a love for Parson Russell Terriers, so naturally that's how we met! Anyhoo, she got married recently so I wanted to make sure she had a special card from my PRT Archie (@archie_prt on IG) and me.

My friend loves Disney. And I remember that she loves cheetah print. So I was in a bind because 99.99% of my paper is Graphic 45 (actually – who's calling that a bind? That's more like the world's best blessing, right? 😉 and with Disney being licensed, we don't have such paper.

But I got to thinking and remembered there is a beautiful cheetah print design from Safari Adventure. And then there were those fabulous star and couple designs from Vintage Hollywood … oh, and some beautiful red Petaloo flowers I got for Christmas.

Here's where I landed." ~Maria Cole




What a fun collection to honor the next "it couple." 🙂 So I made a shaker and added some sequins and gold glitter for an extra celebratory touch. The "congratulations" die is from Avery Elle


The coordinating "you two" stamp is also Avery Elle. I have my lovely friend Lauren to thank for my new obsession with Avery Elle and Lawn Fawn. 🙂

Any black and white striped ribbon is a winner in my book. May Arts is where this lovely ribbon is from.

Inside the card, I used some of the matching ephemera cards. They are so beautiful. On one side you have a design and the back features an area for you to write on. You'll see that I also added some matching chipboard from Vintage Hollywood.



Graphic 45 Supplies: 

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Thank you for joining us for this uniquely refreshing post. We hope the projects, tips, and contest have inspired your creative mojo. Be sure to leave your feedback here and/or on Facebook to be entered to win!  Have a great Monday, and be sure to share your projects with us on Facebook and Instagram using the #Graphic45 hashtag.  

Happy Papercrafting!

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