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.
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
Here are the instructions:
-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
-Attach Love potion #45 sticker to a miniature bottle and hot glue into center of Vintage Voyage piece
-Attach embellishments to top and lower left box front
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!