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 Susan Lui

Our Graphic 45 Guest Designer for this week is Susan Lui who is part of the 2013 Graphic 45 Design Team. You can see Susan’s fabulous project below, but first, here is a little more about Susan:


Hi there! My name is Susan Lui and I’m from Singapore. I started scrapping a few years ago and fell in love with papercrafting because it allows me to record and preserve memories for my family in a manner that appeals to the creative side of me. I have a fondness for shabby-chic designs with a vintage touch but will frequently venture over to the dark side for a distressed grungy adventure with mediums. I like my projects to have lots of texture and dimension and my layouts frequently end up very three-dimensional because of the mediums and embellishments I use. Aside from papercrafting, I enjoy travelling and photography. 

I was on the Graphic 45 design team in 2009/2010, 2012 and 2013 and have to say it’s my favourite manufacturer. I am also designing for and teaching at my local scrapbook store, PaperMarket. If you’d like to see more of my creations, please visit my blogThank you and happy scrapping!

Graphic 45 Designer Project

Christmas will be upon us soon so I’ve created a 3D pop-up Christmas Card, using Graphic 45’s Twelve Days of Christmas collection. The cover of the card has the lyrics for Twelve Days of Christmas.   


The inside of the card depicts that scene with images of the Twelve Days of Christmas popping up in 3D when the card is open. A holiday greeting also greets the recipient on the inside page.


Below are a couple close up photos of the images of the Twelve Days of Christmas popping up from the card.







Graphic 45 Twelve Days of Christmas – Twelve Days of Christmas, Holly & Ivy, Pear Tree, My True Love
Ribbon – May Arts

Graphic 45 Give Away

And now, Graphic 45 is giving away this Sweet Sentiments collection (shown below) to one lucky reader.  To enter the draw for the Sweet Sentiments collection, simply leave a comment on this blog post by Wednesday December 25/13.  The winner will be posted next week.


We hope you have enjoyed this fun creation from Susan. I would also like to extend a warm thank you to Susan for sharing her fabulous project with us! Please take a minute to stop by Susan’s blog and of course the Graphic 45 blog to check out all their amazing creations! And don’t forget to leave a comment below to enter to win the Graphic 45 collection shown above.

39 replies on “Featured Company: Graphic 45”

  1. WOW! LOVELOVELOVE this card! Totally amazing pop-ups! I am a longtime G45 fan and love all of their products! The Sweet Sentiments collection is at the top of my favorites list! I would absolutely love winning this SWEEEEEEEEEEEEET prize package! Thank you for the chance!!! I am now following your blog so I can see more!! TFS!

  2. This is just beautiful! I love Graphic 45 and am always looking for great ways to use the product. Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful package 🙂

  3. Exquisitely beautiful card!!! What a creative mind you have. LOVE G45 products. Would love to win this Sweet Sentiments set. Thanks for the chance!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  4. This is a fabulous pop-up card. I am hoping to acquire this Christmas paper collection and, when I do, I will be certain to remember this project. Thank you for the inspiration!

  5. WAUW this is awesome Susan and so clever with all these 3D popping up, when you open the card. Amazing work as usual hun and it looks soo gorgeous. What a treat it would be to recieve such a beauty.

  6. AMAZING!! Fabulous card…I love the details and the new G45 collection is just adorable.
    I hope lady luck is on my side !!!


  8. A beautifully made twist on a Christmas card I’d love to receive. Thanks for the inspiration & the chance to win this new G45 collection!

    Merry Chrstmas & wishes for a wonderful New Year!

  9. Wow!! Susan, I always love to check out your projects, you inspire us in so many ways. Thanks for sharing with us again. I would also love to win the “Sweet Sentiments” prize pack, it is so beautiful. Thanks again to G45.

  10. Oh, I just love “12 Days of Christmas” I have purchased triple of everything and have put together quite a few cards and paper projects already. The cards shown today is just beautiful. I love everything G45. Thanks so much for sharing.

  11. Absolutely stunning!!! You can’t beat G45 in that department for their gorgeous papers. Love the pop-up and all the details on this.

  12. Your pop up card is absolutely amazing! Gorgeous collection. I have been following the 12 Days of Christmas on the G45 site and there have been some of the most amazing projects and cards. I am very impressed with all the tutorials. I was so great of G45 to share them with us. Happy Holidays!

  13. Love your “Twelve Days of Christmas” pop up card Susan!
    I recently became a Graphic45 fan and purchased the “Ladies Diary” and “Bird Song” collections.
    I just love the Vintage feel of all of the products. I would love to add the “Sweet Sentiments” line to my

  14. This is orobably the most intricate pop up card I have ever seen, i love pop ups. Never enough surprises in life.
    Graphic. 45 is one of my favorite lines. Love the vintage feel to them

  15. Awesome card. Love all the cut-outs and interaction of this card. Can’t wait to try this! Thank you for the chance of winning the Sweet Sentiments collection. It looks absolutely beautiful!

  16. What a great pop-up. I like how you incorporated all the 12 days onto to. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Stunning! Graphic 45 has the most amazing collections!! Thank you for the chance to win!! What a fabulous Christmas present! Merry Christmas everyone!

  18. wonderful card, love the pop-up, thde color combo and paper collection. This is one card I’ll come back too to try it myself, if I win I’ll even use the same papers! Thanks for sharing.

  19. How Beautiful! Thank you Susan for Sharing. I have used this same Graphic 45 Paper Line to make a 12 Days of Christmas Accordian Standup Tag. I just recently saw a design to make a Cube with the 3D Dimensional Popups out of the center. I am always so impressed with the wonderful G45 paper line, and embellishments.

  20. Love the 12 Days of Christmas package. This pop-up card is just another example of the many amazing projects to be created with this fabulous paper collection. Would love to win. Happy Holidays Graphic 45.

  21. Susan Lui is one of my favourite G45 designers. Her tags are fabulous and now her 3D card. Thank you for sharing.

  22. I would be thrilled to receive such a gorgeous card in my Christmas mail! Wow the pop up is so cool! Love Graphic 45 collection and it would be a wonderful surprise to win it! Your creativity is stunning Susan!

    Thank You for this opportunity!

  23. You always get such beautiful projects when you use the G45 collections. The vintage look is great.

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