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.
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:
My 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.
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
Assorted mulberry paper roses
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.