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 blog. Thank 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.