We are happy to bring you this week’s Featured Company: Graphic 45. We are so excited to be featuring them again on Paper Crafter’s Library. Many of you may remember that back in April we hosted a Graphic 45 Week on the Paper Crafter’s Library Blog. It was week filled with projects and inspiration using Graphic 45’s Tropical Travelogue Collection. I will take just a minute to re-introduce Graphic 45 for those of you that may not be familiar with the company.

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.

And, we also have a give-a-way for you!!  One lucky winner will receive a package of Graphic 45’s Steampunk Spells Collection (seen below).  The lucky winner
will be drawn from all the comments left here on the Paper Crafter’s Library blog to win.

Graphic 45 Designer Denise Hahn

Our Graphic 45 Guest Designer today is Denise Hahn who is part of the 2013 Graphic 45 Design Team. Denise has a beautiful project to share with us today. 

designerdenisehahnYou can see Denise’s fabulous projects below, but first, here is a little more about Denise:

My name is Denise Hahn and I am a mixed media artist and crafter from Long Beach California. I have always loved creating and I get my creativity from my Mom and Grandmother. They always had elaborately decorated packages under the Christmas tree along with handmade decorations. They also sewed amazing Halloween costumes for us. I was always in awe of what they could create and soon started joining them. But somehow I lost sight of creating and for many years let it slip away. Then I was introduced to scrapbooking from a friend and I have never looked back. I consider myself a crafter of all trades; I do paper crafting, mixed media, altered art, and jewelry. But I am always looking to learn new things. Currently I spend my time teaching workshops and creating for the Graphic 45 Design Team and Clearsnaps Creative Team. I live in Long Beach, Ca with my husband and our two lovable pit bulls Juno and Pipi. When I am not crafting I enjoy rollerskating, biking, and skiing in Colorado. You can visit my blog at inmyblueroom.blogspot.com

Grahpic 45 Designer Project
This Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells Love Potion #45 looks like it took forever, but can actually be done super quick, and can easily be adapted to all of the Graphic 45 lines. Just swap out the focal piece. As an example you could use a little bouquet of dried flowers for Secret Garden, a Baby Bottle for Little Darlings, or just a plain perfume bottle for Ladies Diary. The options are endless.
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Here are the instructions:

-Ink and stencil 8×8 box-separate the two sides
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-Cut out front cover piece 7.5×7.5 inch and then cut center out 1.75 inches in and attach to outside box
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-Cut out a 7.5x7x5 inch piece of black cardstock and glue into inside box

-Cut your favorite rectangle from Steampunk Spells Vintage Voyage-attach to a piece of chipboard to give dimension and then attach that to center of inside box

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-Attach Love potion #45 sticker to a miniature bottle and hot glue into center of Vintage Voyage piece

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-Slide into the outside box
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-Attach embellishments to top and lower left box front

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Tips and Tricks– Sometimes it can be hard to use your coveted vintage pieces so try mixing them with store bought embellishments. If you have flowers that you love but aren’t exactly the right color, try inking them and using Smooch glitz or Pearl Accents to make them match your project. I hot glue pipe cleaner to the back for an easy hook to hang my project on the wall.

Love Potion 45 Shadow Box Supplies

Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells Clockworks #4500682
Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells Vintage Voyage 8×8 Pad
Graphic 45 Metal Staples 8×8 Matchbox
Graphic 45 Metal Staples Keys
Graphic 45 Metal Staples Door Knob
Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells Chipboard #1
Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells Chipboard #2
Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells Stickers
Core’dinations Signature Series Graphic 45
Petaloo Darjeeling Flowers
Colorbox Pigment Ink in Lava
Smooch Glitz Goldrush
Ribbon May Arts
Prima: Stencil and Vintage Trinkets
Vintage Ephemera- Miniature Perfume bottle, watch part and glass knob

We hope you have enjoyed this fun creation from Denise. I would also like to extend a warm thank you to Denise for sharing her project with us! Please take a minute to stop by Denise’s Blog and of course the Graphic 45 blog to check out all their amazing creations!

26 replies on “Featured Company: Graphic 45”

  1. I’m in awe about the project that was just posted.
    It’s very different and I like it.
    Great job and thank you for sharing!!!!

  2. LOVE Paper Crafter’s and Graphic 45’s Steampunk Spells Collection!! Denise has created a masterpiece!! Would love to win and attempt to make Denise’s beautiful creation!

  3. Graphic 45 has always offer some of the most beautiful collections and these ladies are so talented! Thanks for the awesome opportunity to win these great collection!

  4. Graphic 45 has some of the greatest paper collections and vintage embelishments and can’t seem to get enough of them!! They have a fabulously talented design team that never cease to amaze as thier creativity know no bounds!! Thank you for the wonderful tutorial and for the chance to win such a fantastic prize package!!

  5. Graphic 45 is one of my 2 favorite paper companies. They have such cool. old fashioned ideas!!!

  6. Graphic 45 is absolutely my favorite paper company. I have every single line of paper and embellishments that they carry. The quality is exceptional! I was just looking at the new Steampunk Spells collection and love it!!! Can’t wait to get it . . . have a few projects in mind that it would be perfect for. Thanks for your wonderful products and project ideas. Keep them coming. 🙂

  7. Love this Steampunk paper collection! Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

  8. What a gorgeous keepsake project. I always want to frame Graphic 45 papers–and, here, you’ve done it. I love these artist and company spotlights on PCL. We get to see great artists create with wonderful product lines. Thanks, Denise. Thanks, too, Andrea, for making this a regular feature.

  9. Graphic 45 always has such
    beautiful creations. This
    steampunk collection would
    be a lot of fun to use.
    Carla from Utah

  10. Wow! Who doesn’t want to win G45 papers and embellishments. I love all their paper lines, even if I don’t own them all. I hate to cut the papers, they are so beautiful.

  11. I love the rich, vibrant colors in the G45 papers. So many of the paper lines today seem ‘washed out’ to me. thanks for the chance to win some great G45 products.

  12. What a fun paper line! I love everything G45. They are so different and unique.

  13. What a beautiful shadowbox project! I just may have to use my coveted Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland papers to make my very own shadowbox. Fabulous tutorial and those Steampunk papers are to die for!

  14. My sister is a huge fan of G45. She told me I had to see their papers. I have yet to be convinced that she needs all the paper she has, but thier paper is very vibrant and unique. The project above is really nice. Thanks for the chance to win some of G45’s paper and embellishments.

    PS: I am not the same Karen Pilon as above! I don’t want to be deleted as a duplicate entry. She is my sister-in-law.

  15. I love the vintage feel of the Graphic 45 line and Fall/Halloween is my fave season. I would love to have a chance to own this line. Thanks for the drawing!

  16. Wonderful project by Denise.
    Graphic 45 is my fav.
    PCL giveaway of Steampunk Spells?
    How generous is that?
    Please pick me {•Δ•}

  17. OH MY!! This project is beyond stunning. Your work is amazing. Every piece you make is a gorgeous piece of art!

  18. I absolutely love Graphic 45 – they create awesome designs and their paper is fabulous, always.
    Hope I win, thanks for the opportunity, and would love to try and create a beautiful project as they do.

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