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 Time to Celebrate  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 Annette Green

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

AnnetteGreenProfilePic-08202014-250WHello, Annette Green here. Formerly a graphic designer by trade, I’ve been a work-at-home mom for the past 16 years. I spend every single day creating something either for design teams or for classes which I teach here in Florida. This is my second year on the Graphic 45 design team and it’s truly a dream job. I’m a mother of a beautiful, artistic teenage daughter and wife of 22 years to my husband Paul, and owner of a sweet shy Sheltie named Suki. We live in Melbourne, not far from the famous Cocoa Beach in sunny Florida. When I’m not creating, I’m enjoying a good workout, cooking and baking, reading a good book, and spending time with friends.

 

 

 

An Eerie Tale Altered Birdhouse

I have a thing for birdhouses. They can be themed and whimsical and show off all kinds of character. I like to change out my home decor according to season, so I decided I would make a Halloween-themed birdhouse this year. With wonderful Graphic 45 products like the new “An Eerie Tale” collection, plus their metal Staples and few other craft store products, I was able to create this fun and slightly spooky birdhouse for my home. Now I can’t wait for Halloween!

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You can watch a video on how I created this altered bird house below.

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

83 replies on “Featured Company: Graphic 45”

  1. Love Graphic 45 and their newest Halloween collection. The altered birdhouse is simply beautiful. Keep up the great work.

  2. Gorgeous project, love Graphic 45, their products are just so beautiful for any paper crafting project!!!!

  3. Graphic 45 always has such beautiful collections. Love the “time to celebrate” collection with its soft colors and patterns.

  4. G45 is my favorite, all of the collections are so unique and beautiful! This birdhouse is so wonderful Annette, thank you for sharing your talent and artistry. <3

  5. Annette ~ What a beautiful birdhouse! I do believe that any bird would LOVE to live in it. Your likes and hobbies are mine too! Sounds like we would get along great. Want to come over and craft sometime? O course, I will have to pick your brain while you are here. LOL
    Love all things Graphic 45 and I never get tired of hearing the story of these three fabulous ladies! I would love to spend a day with them, looking through their closets and creating! What a pleasure that would be! Oh my!
    Would love to win this gorgeous prize package! Thank you for the chance to! I have already let some blog love for G45 and am heading to leave Annette some too! See you next post!

  6. This is one awesome birdhouse. I love the fall colors so much and can hardly wait for fall to arrive. Thanks for sharing and by the way you 3 graphic 45 gals are just adorable, I just love seeing your pictures.

  7. Can’t get enough of projects from the G45 team. Love the novel use of flowers on the birdhouse roof and the new paper collections are just fabulous. Thanks for the chance to win.

  8. Birdhouses are a favorite of mine and yours is beautiful and very artistic. Time to Celebrate would be so much fun to make cards with and I think Graphic 45 is outstanding in everything they do.

  9. Fantastic feature on Graphic 45 and the women behind the name! I love Annette’s birdhouse–she’s a master crafter and Graphic 45 is lucky to have such a talented artist on their team! XOXO-Shari T.

  10. That birdhouse is amazing!!! What lovely details are possible with gorgeous G45 paper!!! Thanks for the chance to win some for myself!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

  11. Thank you so much for the awesome inspiration through your blog today!!! Paper Crafter’s Library + Graphic 45 = perfection! Thanks also for the chance to win!

  12. Love this collection. Annette has done a great job of showing its versatility!! Love it!! Thanks!!!

  13. Graphic 45 is a wonderful company, I always love seeing their new vintage designs. It is so great how you can create anything from a bird house to a layout with their designs, vintage yet versatile. I love how all their products coordinate so well too.

  14. What a beautiful, creative project! I appreciated your tutorial – your presentation skills are excellent. I felt that following your instructions I could actually make an altered birdhouse. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us.

  15. I’ve been following Annette’s projects for some time…LOVE her tutorials! Her narratives are always so full of tips and words of advice to bring success in re-creating her delightful projects. My favorite part of this one is that clever addition of the spider web/spider pin! Thanks for partnering with G45!

  16. very awesome feature, love the history behind the scene. They have some a long way!! Enjoy all of the creativity.

  17. I think there is almost nothing that you can’t create using wonderful G45 papers! Beautiful project.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  18. So pretty and fun to have during the Halloween season,,,
    Thank you for showing us how you created the birdhouse!

  19. What a fantastic project. I love the Graphic 45 paper. You are incredibly creative. Thanks for the chance to win.

  20. What a fun bird house! Love the wealth of colors and patterns in this collection and absolutely adore the layered flowers.

  21. Fabulous project Annette! Love Graphic 45, they are my all time favorite craft company! Thanks!

  22. I feel a bit cheeky commenting today but I genuinely follow G45 every day so natural for me to follow Annette over here. I also adore birdhouses! This one is so creatively altered, so much attn to detail & a great idea to add to home decor theme for Halloween! Tfs

  23. Fantastic project!! I love Graphic 45, they always have the most amazing collections!!! The new Time to Celebrate collection coming out is gorgeous!!

  24. I ADORE Annette’s work! I always look forward to her emails and open them first! Halloween is my favorite holiday and I look forward to what G45 has created to celebrate it! Annette’s talent (especially her eye for details) + the awesome G45 Eerie Tales paper collection = A WINNER!! 🙂

  25. Love the Graphic45 papers and embellishments! They are so unique and have that artsy/flapper days vibe a/b them. So wonderful! Thx 4 sharing their talents.

  26. What a great project! I am always amazed at the detail you add to each creation. Learn so much from following your work.

  27. Love, love love Graphic45. It is so my style. And of course, love Annette Green’s fabulous projects. I made her tag book from last year with last years Graphic 45 Halloween paper. Everyone is envious. 🙂 Graphic 45, Annette Green and Halloween, what more could a girl want!!

  28. I love all Graphic 45. The Eerie Alley papers and embellishments are fabulous! Thanks for the greats graphics and subjects

  29. Just cannot get enough of Graphic 45. Excited they will be here too! The projects make me stretch. Thanks for the inspiration. Love,love,love the papers!

  30. Just finished my first mini album using Graphic 45’s Secret Garden collection. I love all the designs — opens up my creativity. Keep bringing us your beautiful collections!

  31. Awesome birdhouse. I especially love the flowers on the roof. So pretty! Thanks for sharing with us!

  32. EVERY single paper graphic 45 puts out is beyond amazing. their colors and details, designs and patterns are fabulous. their designers are muses….i think it must be the best job in the world to play with all those papers. i love the tags on the “hem” of the birdhouse. genius. the little girl peeking out? crazy good. that birdhouse is just downright perfect in every way. thank you for the chance to win. i would LOVE to have these papers.

  33. dang. i watched annette’s amazing video AFTER i left my first comment. that girl is a genius, i tell you. i have complete lust over this amazing thing. just a postscript to my first comment…..

  34. The birdhouse is absolutely stunning! I love it. Graphic 45 is one of my favorite collections of papers. Yes, I collect it! I am new to this paper craft of card making and I find it difficult to part with my favorites! Thank you for sharing your talent.

  35. Annette, I really like your style! This is a really neat altered bird house! Perfect for scary little visitors! Thank you for all the wonderful pictures!

  36. Love the G45 projects. The birdhouse is beautiful.
    the papers in the collections are wonderful.
    thanks for spotlighting G45

  37. Magical! This might be a black raven’s home! Really gets me in the mood to create some new Halloween projects. Thank you for the video Annette and Graphic 45. .

  38. This haunting bird house is just adorable. Thank you for inspiring me. G45 has the most beautiful collections.

  39. It is so amazing how Graphic 45 can keep putting out such outstanding collections. We will always have our favourites but curiosity and crafting always makes us want more! Totally my favourite company!!

  40. Wow, I can’t believe all the intricate details on the birdhouse — I keep going back and looking at the pictures and see something new each time. Gorgeous!! Another reason why I love Graphic 45 product.

  41. AWWWW! Love that Sweet birdhouse and those Eerie Tale papers and embellishments! Wonderful project and tutorial! As always Annette! Thank you for sharing! This is a cool blog too! Thanks for the tips!

  42. Love the birdhouse. Thanks so much for the tutorial. I get a little bummed when I see these projects because they are so cute, I want to crawl inside the project and hang out in there. Wouldn’t it be fun if G45 made giant papers so we could do that? LOL. Silly, I know.

  43. Your birdhouse is fantastic! It would make a cute lamp:) I’m a huge fan of Graphic 45. Their collections are always amazing:) Thanks for sharing your creativity and talent.

  44. Your birdhouse is terrific. Love the Graphic 45 paper and your tutorial demonstration is so inspiring.

  45. Annette, I love your birdhouse! Everything on it is exquisite! From the paper to the details it’s just perfect. I love the flowers and the papers on them. The spider is a hoot, too! I just love it. Thank you so much for sharing it. Graphic45 always has such wonderful products.

  46. Love the birdhouse, graphic 45 paper is always gorgeous and I like that you have same pattern in all different sizes. Great for when I want to make albums.

  47. Graphic 45 always has such beautiful collections. Love the birdhouse, it is fantastic! It would make a cute lamp.Thanks for sharing.

  48. What a fantastic creation – I just love it! Thanks so much for showing how to make this with those fabulous papers and your incredible imagination!

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