We are happy to bring you this week’s Featured Company: Graphic 45. We are so excited to be featuring them regularly on Paper Crafter’s Library! And this week we have a Sweet Sentiments collection prize package give-away. Details will be at the end of this post.
For those of you unfamiliar with Graphic 45 , we’d like to take a minute to re-introduce them to you.
Graphic 45 is an award-winning scrapbook and paper crafting company— owned and operated by a mother and her two daughters.
Diane Schultz—Designer and CEO (aka mother)
“I’m passionate about being creative and eager to make it possible for others to find their creative voice. My background includes stints as a designer for, McCalls, Simplicity, Vogue/ Butterick, Mattel Toy Company and a host of other jobs that each, in some way, led me to what I do now. At 45 I went back to school and got my degree in graphic design— I named the company to celebrate that achievement.”
Aimee Filimoehala —Director of Operations
“I wear a lot of hats and love it that way. Business, marketing, operations, etc. have made me a pro at multitasking (aka juggling‑figuratively and literally). When we launched Graphic 45 just three years ago we had no idea what was in store, working together as a family has been an amazing journey that we all feel so grateful to be apart of.”
Charee Filimoehala —Director of Customer Service and Design Team Coordinator
“I joined the team a little over three years ago and haven’t looked back…what a life-changing experience this has been. I love working with and around creative people and products (not to mention I like my co-workers quite a bit). I spend my days working with our friendly stores and talented design team…the occasional trip to a workshop or tradeshow pretty nice too.”
Together we create vintage inspired crafting products that capture the flamboyant style of the 1920′s and 30′s – with vibrant color, irresistible texture and imaginative design to create products with decades-old appeal that’s both fresh and familiar. Let our products inspire your next scrapbook layout, card, album or home decor project.
Graphic 45 Designer Arlene Cuevas
Our Graphic 45 Guest Designer for this week is Arlene Cuevas who is part of the 2013 Graphic 45 Design Team. You can see Arlene’s fabulous project below, but first, here is a little more about Arlene:
My name is Arlene Cuevas and I live in the sunny state of California. I’ve been married for 14 years and have 3 amazing little boys ages 6, 10 and 12. During the day, I’m a Business Operations Manager for an internet company. But at night, I’m known as “MyButterflykisses” on various crafting social networks.
I’ve always had a passion for creating since I can remember. When I was young, one could always find me on the dining room table working on a new project!
I began dabbling in card-making and scrapbook layouts in 1994. Then I discovered the scrapbooking community on YouTube in 2008 and grew quite fond of creating mini albums and altered art. I also enjoy stamping, Copic coloring, art journaling, and mixed media. I am an active member of the YouTube community where I share tutorials and “how to’s” on my YouTube channel “mybutterflykisses12“. I also share projects and tutorials on my blog: butterflykisseswithlove.blogspot.com and you can often find me on Facebook (Arlene Butterflykisses) and Instagram.
Altered Book Box & Mini Tag Album
The Graphic 45 Staples Book boxes are so much fun to work with! For this project, I took the small Staples Book Box, painted it with vintage white acrylic paint and layered on some Graphic 45 Botanical Tea papers. I embellished the box using the coordinating Chipboard, fussy cut elements from the paper collection and Shabby Chic metal staples. Inside the box is a mini tag album adorned with more Botanical Tea papers and elements. I used a stepped binding system to create the pages using the Staples Artist Trading Tags.
Botanical Tea paper collection
Botanical Tea Chipboard
Botantical Tea Banners
Botantical Tea Tags & Pockets
Botantical Tea Stickers
Coordinations Graphic 45 Signature Series card stock
Staples: Small Book Box, Shabby Chic Door Pull, Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key
Ranger Distress Ink – Vintage Photo
Vintage White Acrylic Paint
I Am Roses rose buds
Recollections White Pearls
Scrapbook Adhesive 3D Foam Squares
Xyron Mega Runner
We hope you have enjoyed this fun creation from Arlene. I would also like to extend a warm thank you to Arlene for sharing her fabulous project with us! Please take a minute to stop by Arlene’s blog and of course the Graphic 45 blog to check out all their amazing creations! Be sure to leave a comment on this post to enter to win the Graphic 45 collection listed above.