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 an “An Eerie Tale”collection prize package give-away valued at $35. 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 Donna Espiritu

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

DonnaEspirituProfilePic-09172014-250WMy name is Donna Espiritu. I’m from the Philippines currently living in Saudi Arabia with my husband. You would always see me, hubby, my nieces and nephew, family, and friends as usual subjects in my projects. But we’re expecting our first child this coming November 2014 and we’re so excited! So stay-tuned for my own baby’s photos soon in my scrapbook pages. I have been scrapbooking since 2004, when I got married. I think of myself as a crafty person ever since so when I came across scrapbooking through the net I got interested right away. I also dabbled into digital and hybrid scrapbooking a few years later. I loved it as well! I love learning new things and how I was able to incorporate digital into paper/traditional scrapbooking. I also tried my hands in card making, altering stuff and mixed-media. I think I am addicted to the smell of new papers! I also collect pens – journaling pens, glittered, calligraphy pens, any kind – one way or another I’ve got to have my own hand-writing into my creations.  Currently I am in the design team for Graphic 45 and a Dubai-based online store, Pretty Paper Studio.  You can see more of my creations here on my blog.  I can also be found on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram and Snapguide.

Botanical Tea Mini Album

Hi everyone! I always have a thing with mini-albums so that’s what I decided to create for today’s post. I used the beautiful “Botanical Tea” collection by Graphic 45, along with some of their Metal Staples (clothespins and brads), cardstock stickers, banners etc, and stuff from my own stash.


Here’s a look a some of the dimension of the album.



Here’s a close up of the front cover.


Here’s a look at the inside of the album.








Here’s a video on how I created the Botanical Tea Mini Album.

Graphic 45 Supplies:

Botanical Tea patterned papers
Botanical Tea flowers
Botanical Tea banners
Botanical Tea stickers
Staples Metal Clothespins
Staples Ornate Metal Brads

I would like to extend a warm thank you to Donna for sharing her fabulous project with us! Please take a minute to stop by Donna’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.


62 replies on “Featured Company: Graphic 45”

  1. I am so enjoying watching the start to finish creation of this lovely project…such talented hands! It’s nice to see someone else auditioning various pieces until the “right” design is achieved. In my humble opinion, this is one of the best paper collections ever designed by the marvelous people at Graphic 45. Well done!

  2. Love the mini album.
    It is so pretty and the
    pages look wonderful
    with all the elements
    on them!
    Carla from Utah

  3. I love all of Graphic 45 papers and supplies the colors and pattern are amazing. Donna’s mini album is adorable, very inspiring; I have the Botanical Tea and can’t wait to make something with it now. Thanks for all you beautiful products.

  4. Love this beautiful mini album and your great tutorial. I love all Graphic 45 paper collections. They are all as gorgeous as your mini album.

  5. Graphic 45 is my all time favorite company. Everything they make is gorgeous. Donna’s mini is just one example of the stunning creations that can be made with G45. LOVE THEM!

  6. This is probably one of the loveliest G45 creations I have seen. The tutorial was a joy to watch. This is such lovely paper. Thank you so much for sharing your incredible talents!

  7. Gorgeous mini album Donna! I really appreciate how you show (in the video) how you pick and choose, or not choose, the embellishments for each page of the album-very honest and true:) I recently used the G45 Botanical Tea collection to create a heritage baby (girl) album and I used lots of doilies! It came out beautifully:)

  8. Donna you are very talented. Love your work on the mini! G45 makes it that much more special!

  9. Love your mini album. I am keeping this site handy so that I can us it as a guide to create my own mini album. I believe that Botanical Tea is just about my favorite G45 paper.

  10. What a wonderful story about G45 and about Donna. Congrats to you Donna on your first baby coming soon! I’ve never used G45 but after seeing this project I’m going to scope them out. All the posts rave about their products, so I will give them a try as well. I’m new to paper crafting and loving every bit of it and new products for me is always a treat.

  11. This is absolutely beautiful. I have done some wonderful projects with this line of paper and added tea pots and
    cups. Once again I will bring the papers back out and make this album. It is so stunning, yet so uncomplicated
    and will be fun and relaxing. Can’t wait to get started. Thank you Donna for the inspiration.

  12. Wow, Donna’s work is awesome. I love that you can do so much with Graphic 45 papers. I loved the story of Graphic 45. I never knew how they got the name. Thanks for sharing. Diane is so talented and I see that she shares her talent with her daughters. Would love to win that fun package.

  13. Very pretty!!! Great video. I just love the Graphic 45 papers and all the products you make with them. Thanks so much for a chance to win such a great collection.

  14. Thanks for the chance to win some amazing paper. I love G45 and have a collection of their paper packs.
    I’d love to add more to the stash.

  15. This is so adorable, Donna!!! I love how you put all the prints together and added your stickers/banners and accessories for an awesome project. I could really use this kit with 2 new grand-daughters arriving any day — love Graphic 45 kits!!!

  16. Mahalo for sharing this delicate mini album; I love minis! And Botanical Tea is my new favorite amongs Graphic 45 (at least until another new line is introduced)!

  17. Love your mini album and the Graphic 45 line you chose to use.
    Congrats on the upcoming birth of your baby. Get plenty of sleep before the arrival as you won’t get much after the birth.
    Fantastic giveaway and thanks for the chance to win.

  18. Love the mini album and the Graphic 45 papers are so much fun! love the imagination that puts the beautiful things together!

  19. Love, love, love this mini!!!! I love , love, love Graphic 45 too!!!!
    Would be thrilled to win, and so grateful.

  20. I love this line of papers and embellishments. Very interesting mini album. Pretty design just a little to busy for my tastes, but it was a great way to show off all of the items in the line on one project.

  21. When put together with a tutorial, G45 papers only become more desirable 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win.

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