Thankful For Family Layout with Video Tutorial

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.  

black Friday, graphic 45, 20% off, deluxe collector's editions

Save 20% On Our Deluxe Collections!

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 12×12 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!  

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