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 Ty-pog-ra-phy 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 Anne Rostad

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

AnneRostad-02122014-250WMy name is Anne Rostad and I live in Norway.  I am 54 years old and I like all sorts of crafting.  Mini albums and making things out of chipboard are my favorites. I have been crafting all my life and always like to make something with my hands. I have been playing with papers and chipboard for the last 5 years. I discovered Graphic 45 about 3 years ago and fell in love from the first minute  – with the beautiful vintage papers and all the fun images to fussy cut out! So much fun 🙂

I live in a small city in the south coast and my 2 grown up boys who live near by me give me so much happiness 🙂



G45 Sweet Sentiments Easel Mini Album Calendar

I made a calendar mini album for Graphic 45’s winter CHA 2014 booth with the beautiful Sweet Sentiments paper collection. There are so many gorgeous images to cut out and I was in fussy cut heaven creating with this paper line! Most of  the images are popped up with pop dots (3D foam) and covered with Claudine Hellmuth multi medium matte.  I had fun fussy cutting out the images and putting them together to a scene 🙂   The album is made from the 8 x 8 easel album and I also used Coordinations light and the 6 x 6 paper pad from Secret Garden that coordinate very well with this paper line.  I changed out the wire binding for seam binding.


The cover is made out of acetate and the fence die is from AccuCut Crafts.  It is held closed with seam binding.  The acetate is scored on the sides to make some room for the pages and glued on the easel album with Tyvek envelopes hinges.


Here is the other side.  It is bound together with lace from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The alphabet die is from AccuCut Crafts.


One decor clip for each front side.


There is a pocket in the bottom to hold some extra fussy cut outs and frames to decorate the plain dividers in the album.



All the mini calendars are fastened to the pages with magnets.  I found the calendars on Google and printed them out.


The triangle pockets can flip out and closes with a magnet.


All the divider pages between each month are the same.

Here is a place for photos and journaling.



I used a die from Cherry Lynn.


There is more room inside under the flap .



This is a magnet page and all the images are fastened with magnets.  I used an 8 x 8 paper and cut out the images from the frames to make this frame page.  I made a door from one of the frames that can open.



The lace is from WOC.  I used a Martha Stewart Doily punch for the border.


I made some side panels that flips out to each side.  The pockets are from the cardstock cut outs and more pockets are made with the Martha Stewart doily punch.  There is a place for photos on the frames and behind.



I had so much fun fussy cutting out the images and putting them together to a scene 🙂  The window die is from Spellbinders.



I used the window die from Spellbinders again and cut out the middle part so the image behind shows through.


The page flips up and there are more places for photos and journaling.



I love love love the cherub images 🙂  I used the gate die from Spellbinders and trellis die from Cottage Cutz.



I made this page as a photo frame.


A hidden pocket slides up and a photo can also be placed in behind.



Here again I made a magnet page and all the images are fastened with magnets.  I used an 8 x 8 paper and cut out the images from the frames to make this frame page.



The buckle is from the cardstock cut outs.


Even more hidden places LOL.  Two panels slide out from the side and the front slides up.



Banner with laces from WOC. Photo mat behind and a envelope.


The banner can slide from side to side.



Here I used some gold and glitter papers from my stash and decorated around with gold lace and flat back pearls. The Christmas tree die is from Memory Box.  I used stickles on most of the images to give the page a Christmas feel.


Here are some close up pictures.  I used White and Diamond stickles to embellish the page.


I used Gold stickles on the Christmas tree.



Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments collection, easel album, dies, stickles, laces, Claudine Hellmuth multi medium matte, seam binding, acetate, magnets, white paint, 3D foam, Tyvek envelope and calendar.

Thanks for stopping by and have fun creating 🙂  Hugs, Anne.

We hope you have enjoyed this fun creation from Anne. I would also like to extend a warm thank you to Anne for sharing her fabulous project with us! Please take a minute to stop by Anne’s blog, You Tube channel or Pinterest page 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.

37 replies on “Featured Company: Graphic 45”

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this with us….Anne’s creations are so beautiful and so intricate with all the fussy cutting she does…she inspires me all the time.

  2. Anne’s creations are always spectacular and filled with tons of inspiration. Thanks for showcasing this wonderful calendar design and thanks to Anne for sharing it with us!

  3. Gorgeous projects! I love how beautifully the G45 lines work for fussy cutting. I’ve seen so many amazing cut projects made from different G45 lines.

  4. Anna’s creations are always such beautiful works of art. She loves what she does and you can tell by her projects.

  5. How beautiful this calendar
    is! I love all the months, but
    especially February!
    Carla from Utah

  6. WOW! I am speechless! This calendar is a work of art!! Each month is more gorgeous than the last! I have been fussy cutting some of the Sweet Sentiments images for a project that I am working on and was a little bit hesitant on how I had cut some of them but I see that Anne has cut them exactly how I did so I am feeling more sure of myself now! All I need to do is start feeling better and be able to get back into my craft room and finish my project now!!! So glad that you spotlighted Anne and Graphic 45!! G45 is my absolute favorite company because their products are all breathtaking and make creating with them such a pleasant experience!!!! Would be over the moon if I was lucky enough to win the Typography collection!!! It is the only collection that I have not purchased yet due to finances and would love to be able to create with it!! I have many ideas for it when I do get it!! Thank you for your generosity!! Fingers crossed!

  7. Thanks to you I am now following Anne’s blog, Pinterst and youtube pages!!! Thank you for introducing me!!

  8. I am just not ready to deal with bunnies on anything! Spring will have to wait a few more weeks. Anne is the Queen of Fussy Cutting!!! Her work is so detailed. She’s a hard act to follow! I love her tip to use Multi-Mat (sp?) to strengthen fussy cut elements. It works really well…a terrific product (when I can find it, that is). Thanks for featuring Anne’s work.

  9. Glad to get to know a bit about who is behind-the-scenes at Fabulous Graphic 45! Each project is incredibly beautiful. Layer upon layer of lovely. Thank you for the chance to win. 🙂

  10. What an exquisite calendar!! I always love the projects from Graphic 45’s design team and the gorgeous papers and embellishments! Anne’s attention to detail and wonderful creative genius is magical!

  11. Wow, what a truly fabulous project Anne! All that layering and fussy cutting make for an awe-inspiring piece of art!

  12. Wow! This calendar blew me away! All the gorgeous pages and hidden pockets are amazing! Way to go Anne! What a tribute to G45 and their fabulous collections! Can’t wait to see more!

  13. This calendar album is beautiful. I love all of the fussy cutting. This would make such an amazing gift for someone, but I’m afraid after I went to all the work I would want to keep it myself. All of your designs are amazing. What a wonderful talent you have. Thank you for sharing your wonderful art with those of us who do not possess the talent that you have. It gives us a place to start so that just maybe we can make something similar, but with our own little touch to it.

  14. Oh My Days!!!! Absolutely Incredible, Anne. Cannot began to imagine how long this took. I would need a whole year!! Thanks so much for this share & Typography is one of my faves from recent g45… :))

  15. Gorgeous, of course. Graphic 45 papers make it easy. But I’ve already mailed all my Valentine’s cards… would love to get some inspiration for St. Patrick’s Day. Few of us send cards for this holiday but I’m always looking for an excuse – and inspiration. Design ideas, please. Thanks!

  16. Every collection is beautiful. I’ve been hoarding each one as it comes out. the projects are always amazing and I aspire to doing something as beautiful as some of them someday soon. thanks for offering a great prize – that I hope to add to my stash.

  17. Thanks for sharing this gorgeous project. Anne is my favorite designer and I try to see everything she makes. She is so inspiring! And G45 is my favorite paper line! I can’t wait to receive my Sweet Sentiments and Couture that I have ordered. I was not able to get Typography and cannot tell you how happy I would be to win this prize! Thanks again!

  18. Graphic 45 designs are so beautiful and just the vintage style that I love. The Design Team is out of this world amazing and this calendar project is a perfect example! I love everything about it!

  19. Hi. I love the calendar. As always Anna’s creations are amazing. I wish I had her talent. Graphic 45 has the most gorgeous papers and embellishments.

  20. There’s no other words than beautiful. Love it. I’d be thrilled if I could make one just like it.

  21. I can see it, but I can’t believe it! No words can describe the gorgeous work Anne did with this project.

  22. Absolutely stunning calendar .. love all the fussy cutting done on it .. makes me want to do one. Thanks for the chance to win the Ty-pog-ra-phy collection

  23. I’ve been a fan of Anne’s and Graphic 45 for a while now! I love the Vintage feel of the products and Anne does such an amazing job of showcasing them. You are an amazing artist Anne! I don’t have any of the Typography line. I would love a chance to win!

  24. I am crazy for graphic 45! I am a newcomer to this amazing company and would love to see them re-introduce some of their old lines that I missed out on. I so appreciate seeing what others have done with these beautiful papers and embellishments! Thank you for sharing.

  25. Anne, your calendar is to die for! I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything so beautiful. I love Graphic 45. Thank you for the giveaway!

  26. WOW! I’m starting to love this G45 more than anything. This is over the top. Love the vintage, the colors, the style. TFS.

  27. Such a beautiful album. I have a thing for angels and cherubs. All of the details are just beyond. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful album. You have inspired me with ideas. Thank you.

  28. Graphic 45 has just the most elegant and intricate papers and embellishments. Thanks for the chance to win!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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