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 By The Sea collection prize package give-away. Details will be at the end of this post.

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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 in 2008 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 Social Media Coordinator

“I joined the team in 2009 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 somewhere warm is 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 Andrew Roberts

Our Graphic 45 Guest Designer for this week is Andrew Roberts who is part of the 2014 Graphic 45 Design Team. You can see Andrew’s fabulous project below, but first, here is a little more about him:

AndrewRobertsProfilePic-07162014-174WMy name is Andrew Roberts, I live in Queensland Australia. I am married to my beautiful wife Jennifer and I have seven beautiful children. I have always enjoyed craft and artistic endeavours. Some of my pursuits have included wildlife water colour drawing and mohair teddy bear making, but I settled in the paper crafting world about 8 or 9 years ago and it has become my favourite artistic outlet. Papercrafting was something I had never really considered until I went to a local craft store and purchased a few resources. I released the scope that it was possible and a paper crafter was born. I love all aspects of this eclectic craft, constantly being surprised by the wonderful range of product to choose from. Graphic 45 is my all time favourite paper craft company and the product range is so varied.  I was drawn to Graphic 45 because of three main things: the colour palette used in their wonderful paper, the vintage nature of the imagery and finally the detailed complexity you can achieve with their collections. Having said that, the creative inspiration that is available when you receive a new paper pad is wonderful. Graphic 45 product causes a flood of ideas to come to mind.  I appreciate the wonderful themes that I can incorporate in my creations and there is always many inspiring images to embellish with.  If had to choose the one collection I love from Graphic 45 that has given me the most joy and inspiration it would be “Little Darlings”.  My two key design strengths are colour coordination and attention to detail. I love applying these strengths to every project.  I try to come up with projects that will showcase the Graphic 45 products and be inspiring to others and encourage them to use the papers that I love so much.

Sweet Sentiments Bag Mini Album

The inspiration for this album was my love of making mini albums and I have recently started collecting nesting dies. They have so many applications and work wonderfully with weight of Graphic 45 papers.  I love the Sweet Sentiment collection and found it very easy to incorporate the images into my mini album.

Paper Crafting Tip: Use nesting dies to create base pages for your mini albums and alternate shapes or use tags to create variation through out the album.

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Supplies

Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments collection 12×12 papers: Heart Song, Spring has Sprung, Perfect Petals, Be my Valentine, Sweet Sentiments, Easter Sentiments
Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments 8×8 pad
Graphic 45 Regular Tag Album Ivory
Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments cardstock stickers
Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments Tags and Pockets
Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments Chipboard

Cream colored fabric
Seam binding
Assorted mulberry paper roses
Ribbon
Thin chipboard
Cream cardstock

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

Karen

88 replies on “Featured Company: Graphic 45”

  1. Graphic 45 always has such fun collections. By The Sea papers would make a beautiful photo journal for my grand daughter who just spent the week at the beach.

  2. I absolutely adore Graphic 45 collections! They are all so amazing and versatile! Not many other companies make Halloween Collections that can also be used for Christmas, Birthdays or even weddings but G45 manages to pull it off every time!
    Andrews creations are always a pleasure to look at and I love his tutorials! Would love to win this amazing prize package! Thank you for the chance to!!
    I have left love for G45 and also for Andrew on his blog! Have a great day!

  3. This project is so inspiring. Love it! Thanks Andrew for sharing your talent with us. Would love to win any paper from G45 🙂

  4. Stunning work with graphic 45 products, love it. Love the inspiration with the amazing patterns!!!

  5. I never thought about using my largest nesting dies to make mini albums. I think it’s a fantastic idea!

  6. I am a big fan of the Graphic 45 collections. Love what Andrew did with their products. Thank you for sharing.

  7. Loved getting acquainted with Andrew and his work. I’m going to be watching for his projects on the G45 website!! Thanks for the chance to win this lovely By the Sea collection. Is there a papercrafter anywhere who doesn’t just love everything that G45 comes out with??? Their products are fabulous!!
    <3 J

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  8. I just picked up Sweet Sentiments and this is giving me some really helpful ideas! Thank you.

  9. Beautiful projects…I agree with Andrew, G45 is my favorite papercrafting company. Thank you sharing the story of how the company came to be.

  10. Love everything made by Graphic 45! You can’t make a design mistake with their paper collections. Fussy cutting is the technique of choice featured on top of layer after layer. Love it!

  11. Andrew’s work takes your breath away. The paper collections are always beautiful and inspiring. Graphic 45 is an amazing company!!

  12. Beautiful album. Thanks PaperCrafter’s Library for the wonderful project ideas!

  13. I love this “By the Sea” collection, just an awesome company!! Great feature this week!

  14. Absolutely beautiful album with an adorable gift bag. I love all of the wonderful projects on your blog!! Thank you for the chance to win this awesome prize from Graphic 45!

  15. I love the inspiring projects on your blog, makes me want to start crafting! I love the Graphic 45 album, and thank you for the chance to win this wonderful prize.

  16. Love anything and everything Graphic 45. I’m so happy I discovered not only such a wonderfful paper line, but so many talented crafters from whom to draw inspiration from! Love this mini album, too.

  17. Graphic 45 products are truly breath-taking, and the sample projects show true joy in creation. Love the story of the company. Congratulations on such a successful, life-changing endeavor and thank you for the pleasure of creating with Graphic 45 collections!

  18. I love Graphics 45! The By the Sea collection is up to their usual standard and I would love to play with it.

  19. What a lovely project! And such a creative idea to use a bag. I really love the Graphic 45 papers, the. collections are always so beautiful, with interesting details.

  20. What a truly beautiful mini album, with lovely gift bag to hold it. I love the wonderful projects on your blog, and thanks for showcasing Graphic 45, and for the chance at your awesome giveaway!!

  21. I have to agree with what Andrew said about Graphic 45, their paper designs bring so much inspiration and he clearly shows that with his beautiful creations. Thanks to Andrew, Graphic 45 and Paper Crafters Library for bringing us this great post and giveaway.

  22. Beautiful projects Andrew.
    Graphic 45 papers and embellishments always make such wonderful creations.

  23. The album is beautiful. So elegant. Love the vintage look of the papers. The embellishments are wonderful. There aren’t enough adjectives for this amazing project.

  24. An amazing minialbum from Andrew, but he is also sucvh a talented artist and with materials from G45 you´re almost certain for a succes. Their papers are some of the best you can ever get and this here is fabulous. Thanks sooo much for sharing this amazing project with us, soo beautiful.

  25. I’m a huge fan of Graphic 45 and Andrew Roberts (a fantastic designer!)! His mini albums are awesome. Thanks so much for showcasing G45 and Andrew’s album project”) I would LOVE to win the By the Sea giveaway!

  26. Graphic 45 always has the most stunning collections! Andrew’s mini using Sweet Sentiments is fabulous! I love how he used the ivory tag album for his pages. Awesome!

  27. Graphic 45 is one of my favourites! Love, love, love their papers and accessories! It was fun to read all about them too! The mini album is beautiful – I would love to make something like this – it would make a wonderful gift!

  28. Andrew’s work is amazing and I think Graphic 45 is the leader in paper crafting. The artwork, design, colors and everything are top notch.

  29. I have a great love for Graphic 45 products!! Amazing to work with, and I love the blog and daily emails, too!
    It would be so great to win a gift of papers!! I had the pleasure of being in a G45 class this month in Canada, it was to short!! Meeting the people who are responsible for this company and it’s ideas was just perfect!

  30. This is my favorite collection for the past year. I’d love to win it.
    Thanks for the chance.

  31. Always LOVE Graphic 45 products!!! Thanks so much for the chance to win this wonderful collection!!!

  32. I love the fun projects you show. They help me feel so much more creative. Thanks for the great Graphic 45 Prize, they are one of my favorite companies!

  33. This is a gorgeous mini! Amazing creation with some fabulous products!
    I love the Graphic 45 collections!
    By the Sea…..I wish that I was there right now 🙂

  34. Andrew knows how to treat Graphic 45 papers the right way~ nice work!
    I would love to win “By The Sea” as I don’t have it…love ALL G45 products!

  35. Graphic 45 has always been a class above! Each collection they come out with inspires one to create with it.
    This collection inspires me to scrap time spent at the water with my 18 month grandson.

  36. Just love all Andrews projects, he is truly an artist, and the Graphic 45 papers are so good, the collections are fabulous and I also love the weight of the paper, it makes all the projects “stand outs”. Thanks for sharing all this “good stuff”

  37. Wonderful projects by Andrew they are all so amazing, Love the By The Sea collection, great papers and versatile. TFS.

  38. I love G45 products. Andrew really knows how to use them!! He is very talented and inspires so many of us out here. Thanks for featuring him on your site. And thanks for the opportunity to win a great prize pack.

  39. Graphic 45’s collections are over the top! I so look forward to their new creations and continue to marvel at the existing ones. I have so many favorite collections and By the Sea is one of them. Thanks for Andrew’s project as well. Love it!

  40. I made my first mini album using Graphic 45 paper. I loved the designs and it provided me with so many ideas on layouts and embellishments. I still get compliments on that album. Currently am working on my second mini album using the Secret Garden Graphic 45 paper. By far, one of my favorite paper collections.

  41. Beautiful album! Thanks for the chance to win the By the Sea prize pack-it would be great for my beach photos.

  42. Andrew’s projects are always amazing. The mini album and bag are over-the-top. Thanks so much for sharing your project with us.

  43. Love working with the Graphic 45 papers .. so many choices . just love that everything co-ordinates. Love the mini album project . will have to give it a try. Thanks also for the chance to win the By The Sea pkg .. would really like to work with it .. have seen some great ideas using this paper.

  44. Andrew’s collection is so inspiring and beautiful. Love the vintage look and the flowers as well as the gorgeous papers! Would be honored to win this gift and than you Graphic 45 for the oppurtunity!

    1. Hi Lu,

      Looking at the write up, Andrew would have used nesting dies to create the scalloped rectangles in the mini album.

      Karen

  45. I love G45 papers. Andrew is the only Australian on the Design Team, and I am lucky enough to live not far from him. So I can go to his local classes. His work is as beautiful in real life as it is on paper.

  46. I always love to visit the Graphic 45 web site. There is no other place like it. The collections are gorgeous and the DTs are all just fabulous artists! I love summer and the beach, so winning this paper collection would be fantabulastic! Thanks

  47. I was very surprised to read:

    “When we launched Graphic 45 just three years ago we had no idea what was in store,…” It seems like Graphic 45 has been around a lot longer than that.

    My absolute favorite is “Hallowe’en in Wonderland”.

    1. Hi Liz,

      Thanks for pointing that out. We’ve used the same bio for a little while now not realizing that they had a year in there. I’ll update that for the next post.

      Karen

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