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


Twelve houses in a box. Christmas tree decoration.

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
• Scor-Pal

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!

59 replies on “Featured Company: Graphic 45”

  1. Wow!! That house set is absolutely fabulously amazingly gorgeous and fantastic! I’m not sure I can fit anymore overblown adjectives into that sentence but I really want to! Wow!

  2. G45 sent me and I am so happy I stopped by!
    Olga’s little houses are so cute and I can understand
    her impatience for Christmas to arrive.
    Olga is fast becoming one of my favorite designers!

  3. I would love to win those little houses. Decorating for Christmas is so much fun. The season will be shorter this year because of a late Thanksgiving but I’ll get started as soon as theTthanksgiving dishes are put away.
    I have just the place picked out for the houses. thanks.

  4. The Graphic 45 design paper is beautiful and the design of the houses
    captures many fond memories for me. Thank you for sharing this project
    with all of us. Anyone would be proud to display them in their home.

  5. Came here from the G45 blog, although I am a regular here, too. Somehow, I didn’t realize from seeing this lovely project at G45 that all the little houses fit into one of the boxes. Adorable!!!! Love the detailing of each of these darling pieces.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  6. The 12 Days of Christmas Houses are so beautiful ♥ I would be so excited to win the paper so I could have a try at this!!

  7. There is nothing to say but WOW and STUNNING! This project is so clever, beautiful and classic; I would love it if you put a kit together with directions and sold it. You are amazing!

  8. Oh, my! What amazing detail on these houses. It’s nice to have such beautiful papers to work with, but the project speaks for itself. Nicely done!

  9. Oh Wow, you houses are incredible!! What an amazing creation, all the wonderful detail… So clever & inspiring!! 🙂

  10. The little houses are lovely, amazing! I really enjoy and inspired by the guest artists but would love a template for these houses. I would go buy all the materials now but….. I look and admire so many of these projects but never buy the featured products because there are no templates or instructions.

  11. I am so impressed with Graphic 45’s artwork. The houses Olga made are just adorable! They look really cute on the banner, but I’m sure they’ll be cute on the tree too!

  12. The most beautiful project I have ever seen! We built houses for a living but these are not to be matched! LOVE,LOVE, LOVE these houses!

  13. Oh my goodness! These are so cute. I will definitely be making myself and my kids each a set of these for Christmas. I love that they can fit in the 12×12 matchbox for safe storage. Merry Christmas to one and all.

  14. I love the little houses! I would love to see a tutorial on how you made them, I have the 12 Days of Christmas set and would love to make the little houses too. I’d love to hang them on my tree! They are just so cute! Thanks for sharing!!

  15. Olga se ha convertido en una de mis creadoras favoritas porque es ingeniosa y muy elegante. Sus creaciones son preciosas y ya he logrado hacer dos trabajos inspirada por ella. Adoro estas casitas y seguro que haré alguna!!!. Gracias a Olga y sobre todo a G45 por sus papeles tan lindos!!!

  16. I am amazed, inspired, and in love with the lovely little houses. Since I collect houses I am so intrigued. I would so love to have them. Thank you so very much for sharing such a treasure.

  17. Oh My Gosh….these tiny houses are singing my name. Can’t tell you how much I love, love, love this project. AND I just bought this box with no idea what I was going to do with it. Thank you for the inspiration!

  18. Oh, these are so cute. I love everything about them right down to the little spool for the chimney. They are so adorable hanging from the garland with the lights. Great patterned paper too!

  19. Wow! What a lovely, and such a, sweet idea. I already purchased the G45 12-Days of Christmas Paper Line, from my local papercrafting store, and I was thinking about how to use it for a 12 Days Challenge. Olga how creative and wonderful of you! I have seen the Paper used to make 12 Tags of Christmas, but the 12 Birdhouses is even better!

  20. Who wouldn’t love these miniature houses? My granddaughter who loves everything miniature, would love seeing these in our home at Christmas. Thanks for sharing.

  21. Wow!! These are amazing!! so so beautiful!! I love the vintage Christmas paper – and those little houses would have a home with me! I would love to learn how to make them.
    Thank you so much for sharing !

  22. omigosh….these little 12-days of christmas houses are thee most amazing completely wonderful christmas-y things i’ve ever seen. ever. the paper….that incredible graphic 45 paper….oh, man. such perfect inspiration for those 12 little houses. i adore this song and your interpretation via the graphic 45 papers was completely inspired. you must have little christmas muses hovering about you all the time. my brain stutters over these things. they are, in a word….perfect. you have tied everything together perfectly. per-fect. i’m so proud of you.

  23. This is such a beautiful project! Very inspiring! It would be wonderful to have instructions for this project. Thank you for sharing.

  24. Love the houses. I would love the template to make these. Just awesome work. Thanks for sharing

  25. I love Graphic 45 paper and projects. These12 Days of Christmas houses are a wonderful tribute to the fabulous G45 name sake paper.

  26. I have crafted many arts, however working projects with beautiful papers has become my evening entertainment. These houses make heirloom gifts. I can see me making one for every grandchild to take with them as they begin their own lives. Imagine them opening them @ Christmas to see that each one received this box of handmade ornaments from Gram! I love these houses and papers.

  27. Wow – the little houses are just adorable. I’m impressed – looks like a lot of work, but it’s something you can cherish for years of enjoyment at the holidays. The matching storage box is perfect for keeping them safe. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  28. These are Ah-ma-zing! Quite the inspiration. Christmas is my favorite holiday and my 2013 holiday home be complete without these beautiful houses. Your creativity is inspiring and is the perfect way to begin my Christmas season! Thanks so much!

    Merry and safe holidays to all ,


  29. Loved these so much and have made a set for my granddaughter for Christmas. Only thing, I made my own template for them and figured each house at a little less than 4 X 4 to fit the 12 x 12 box. Unfortunately, I forgot to allow for the overhang of the roof and now houses won’t fit in the 12 x 12 box, so must make my own box. Otherwise, they turned out great. Thanks for the inspiration.

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