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.
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 Olga Struk
Our Graphic 45 Guest Designer for this week is Olga Struk who is part of the 2013 Graphic 45 Design Team. You can see Olga’s fabulous project below, but first, here is a little more about Olga:
My name is Olga Struk, I am from Ukraine. Scrapbooking is my lifestyle! I try to introduce something new and unique into this hobby. I develop my own ideas, challenge myself and design exceptional and out-of-the box projects.
I hope you enjoy the project I have for you today.
Graphic 45 Designer Project
I measured 12×12 Matchbook Box and divided it into 12 parts. Then I created a house template.
You can see that 12×12 Matchbook Box may accommodate 12 small Christmas houses.
Each Christmas house contains some faux spruce branches, snowflakes made using mold and faux fruits (pears, apples, berries).
I enjoyed working with 12 Days of Christmas paper. It has so many beautiful elements for hand-cutting. You should try it! I am impatiently waiting for Christmas to hang my houses on my Christmas tree.
You can view my video below to see the boxes up close and personal.
I hope you have enjoyed my project.
• 12 Days of Christmas Set (all set)
• 12×12 Matchbook Box
• Regular Tag Album
• Ornate Metal Keys
We hope you have enjoyed this fun creation from Olga. I would also like to extend a warm thank you to Olga for sharing her fabulous project with us! Please take a minute to stop by Olga’s Blog and of course the Graphic 45 blog to check out all their amazing creations!