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:
My 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.