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 Sweet Sentiments 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 Arlene Cuevas

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


My name is Arlene Cuevas and I live in the sunny state of California. I’ve been married for 14 years and have 3 amazing little boys ages 6, 10 and 12.  During the day, I’m a Business Operations Manager for an internet company. But at night, I’m known as “MyButterflykisses” on various crafting social networks.

I’ve always had a passion for creating since I can remember. When I was young, one could always find me on the dining room table working on a new project!

I began dabbling in card-making and scrapbook layouts in 1994. Then I discovered the scrapbooking community on YouTube in 2008 and grew quite fond of creating mini albums and altered art. I also enjoy stamping, Copic coloring, art journaling, and mixed media. I am an active member of the YouTube community where I share tutorials and “how to’s” on my YouTube channel “mybutterflykisses12“. I also share projects and tutorials on my blog: butterflykisseswithlove.blogspot.com and you can often find me on Facebook (Arlene Butterflykisses) and Instagram.

Altered Book Box & Mini Tag Album

The Graphic 45 Staples Book boxes are so much fun to work with! For this project, I took the small Staples Book Box, painted it with vintage white acrylic paint and layered on some Graphic 45 Botanical Tea papers. I embellished the box using the coordinating Chipboard, fussy cut elements from the paper collection and Shabby Chic metal staples. Inside the box is a mini tag album adorned with more Botanical Tea papers and elements. I used a stepped binding system  to create the pages using the Staples Artist Trading Tags.












Botanical Tea paper collection
Botanical Tea Chipboard
Botantical Tea Banners
Botantical Tea Tags & Pockets
Botantical Tea Stickers
Coordinations Graphic 45  Signature Series card stock
Staples: Small Book Box, Shabby Chic Door Pull, Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key
Ranger Distress Ink – Vintage Photo
Vintage White Acrylic Paint
I Am Roses rose buds
Prima flowers
White Doily
Recollections White Pearls
Scor  Tape
Hot Glue
Scrapbook Adhesive 3D Foam Squares
Xyron Mega Runner

We hope you have enjoyed this fun creation from Arlene. I would also like to extend a warm thank you to Arlene for sharing her fabulous project with us! Please take a minute to stop by Arlene’s blog 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.

86 replies on “Featured Company: Graphic 45”

  1. I love the Graphic 45 papers – the Botanical Tea is so beautiful and Arlene’s Box / Mini Album set is lovely.

  2. LOVELOVELOVE Arlene’s work! I think she becomes one with the G45 papers and always comes up with such incredible creations!! Would love a tutorial on this (especially the mini album). So glad you are teaming up with G45 regularly because I can never get enough inspiration to utilize their products! Would love to win this luscious treat! Thanks for your generosity!

  3. Oh Arlene.. Your box is AWESOME ! Just love all the pretty details. And the cute mini book inside is so adorable. You really achieved the most fabolous shabby chic look !!
    Thanks a lot for sharing your talents with us ! It was very inspiring to see and enjoy your work.
    Hugs from SPAIN

  4. Beautiful box and book. I love Graphic 45 and would like to win this beautiful set. A tutorial on the projects would be the creme-de-la-creme! Thank you for thinking of your supporters.

  5. I’m a real fan of mini albums/books. Arlene has created a lovely box for her mini. Thanks for featuring another G45 project!

  6. Wow Arlene! Your box is just amazing…TFS! You really know how to bring the beautiful G45 collections to life. Every time I see a new collection come out, I wonder ‘what will Arlene do with this one?’ You never disappoint! 🙂

  7. Beautiful project. Graphic 45 always has such gorgeous paper and embellishments.

  8. Nice. Have to see if store carries graphic 45. Never heard of it.
    keep up the good work!

  9. I love Graphic 45 and am always amazed at the beautiful projects crafters produce. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Very pretty… Botanical Tea is so very pretty, soft cheerful colors, love your fussy cuts and the mini album !

  11. Arlene – you never fail to create something original and inspirational. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent with us.

  12. What an adorable box. The mini inside is just as sweet. How would love to receive this on Easter Morning. G45 is a one stop shop for crafting supplies and projects. I would love to win a handmade “something” from Arlene.

  13. How beautiful this box
    and album set came out.
    Would be wonderful to
    Carla from Utah

  14. Wow, what an incredibly beautiful project! Winning this prize would be Fantastic!

  15. Such a beutiful tag album and the box is just gorgeous! This G45 collection is pure spring freshness and sweetness!!!

  16. This project is stunning! It looks difficult, but I’m going to order the supplies and give it a try. It’s just so very pretty…I really want one!

  17. G45 always has the most wonderful projects on their pages. I guess you couldn’t expect anything less when you see the beautiful papers that the designers have to work with.

  18. This project is beautiful – like all the projects you show on here. I can’t wait to try to make one myself. Thanks.


  20. WOUW this box is truly amazing, and Arlene really did an outstanding job. But all the G45 designers are really talented girls and the G45 papers ARE some of the best you can ever work with, and they´re soo soooo gorgeous.

  21. I love what you have done with this Botanical Tea set, I’m a big fan of Graphic 45, I love to see what you do with their papers. My biggest issue with fussy cutting is making that first cut, I don’t know why but I find it difficult, maybe because their papers are so pretty I’m scared to ruin it. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win this nice set.

    1. I mistakenly called this Botanical Tea and it is not. It is Sweet Sentiments, which looks similar and just as lovely! Thanks

  22. This set was made for grandmothers. Although all we have are “Grandcats”, i have a best girlfriend who is really into making scrapbooks for her grandkids, and i would love to gift her with some ” Sweet Sentiments”.

  23. Arlene is one of my favorite designers, G45 is lucky to have her designing for them, romance all the way

  24. Stunning project! I love the Papercrafter’s blog for the fabulous inspiration!

  25. Stunning! I have to get my hands on the G45 box! I love this project and I make ATCs, so this is a perfect project for me:) I love all of the Graphic 45 papers and staples!

  26. Humming Birds are one of my FAVE’s. You ROCKed this collection. I love both projects. I would love to make the Tag Mini Album. Just gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing with us!

  27. You did not say at the end of the post how to win the wonderful G45 prize, but I hope this is how. I absolutely love this collection and this project!

  28. I love this beautiful mini album and box. Thank you Paper Crafter’s for such beautiful crafts.

  29. WOW, what designs.
    Love this collection.
    Thank you so much for the opportunity.

  30. Gorgeous!! Arlenes projects are always so amazing!!! Thanks for sharing another beautiful creation!!

  31. I love the beautiful inspiration from the paper Crafter’s Library! Thank you for bringing us this gorgeous project from Graphic 45!

  32. I love everything about Graphic 45. This mini album and box are gorgeous! I love them!

  33. I LOVE G45 and follow their blog to see all the fabulous projects and inspiration they have there.

  34. I have been a fan of Arlene’s for a while now on Youtube and her blog, she is just a fabulous designer. I am a follower of G45 and ever since I have found them I just love every project they do. I just can’t seem to get enough of G45. Would love to win some G45. 😀 please …

  35. Beautiful box and mini album. Graphic 45 is my favorite and love the tutorials they share.

  36. I’ve loved from Graphic 45 from the beginning. This decorated box is simply beautiful.

  37. beuatifullllllllllllllllllll love the looks of them both . is there a video on how to make them .thank you for a chance to win.

  38. Love what you did with these papers .. will have to give the box and album a try .. thanks for sharing and for the opportunity to win

  39. This is just beautiful!! I bought some box’s and was trying to figure out how to cover them, now I know!! Thank you!

  40. stunning…absolutely gorgeous all that I just saw including the fabulous family picture. Your style is unique and very amazing.

  41. I am the worlds biggest fan when it comes to Graphic 45 papers they are the ultimate of all other brands. G45 RULES!!!!!!!Just love the project above.Devine.

  42. Wow, Arlene’s creation is one of the very best I have seen in ages — beautiful captures it perfectly!! So love this Graphic 45 collection and feel privileged to have a chance to own it. Thank you ladies!!

  43. This is jaw dropping gorgeous. I would love to make this. Absolutely brilliant.
    Carey and Roscoe (the swap eating dog)

  44. This is a beautiful box. The Graphic 45 paper provides such a unique look to projects. Thank you for sharing your work

  45. Just love all the Graphic 45 papers. and the people who create such beautiful projects just amazes me. Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring others to give it a try and for the opportunity to win the fabulous collection.

  46. Beautiful paper, beautiful projects. I am envious of the skills of everyone involved. We’ll done!

  47. Botanical Tea is such a beautiful paper collection, and Arlene’s box and album is stunning. And the Sweet Sentiments is definitely on my wish list!

  48. I love all of Arlene’s work. I check her you tube channel often, and I am sad if she hasn’t posted anything new that day. However, I enjoy looking back on her previous posts…. :). This box and album are breath taking, love G45 as well. I would be over the moon to win anything Arlene makes, even just a tag would be awsome. Thanks for a chance to win , y’all are great people. 🙂

  49. Beautiful box! These papers are perfect for spring. Love the flower accessories too. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  50. Arlene and Graphic 45 are a match made in HEAVEN!!! Another beautiful project Arlene 🙂

  51. Arlene I follow you because I love your work. Your amazing! Love Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiment paper!

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