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 “Raining Cats and Dogs” collection prize package give-away valued at $71. WOW!!! 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 – Ginger Ropp

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

GingerRoppProfilePic-10152014-240WHi, my name is Ginger Ropp. I am so excited to be a part of the Graphic 45 Design Team for 2014. I live in Renton, Washington with my husband of 27 years. I have two beautiful grandchildren that are an absolute joy.

I started papercrafting several years ago. I enjoy creating mini albums, layouts, cards, and altered projects. I love teaching and sharing my projects with others through my blog, you tube channel, as well as in a classroom environment at a local scrapbook store or retreat.

My husband and I love to travel and enjoy just relaxing on a sunny beach.

 

 

Altered Box & Accordion Photo Album

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Check out this video for more information about Ginger’s album.

Supplies

Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale 8×8 Paper Pad
Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale Chipboard 1 & 2
Graphic 45 Staples Drawer Pull
Graphic 45 Staples 5×5 Black Mixed Media Box
Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale 6×6 Patterns and Solids
Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale Banners
Graphic 45 Staples Ornate Metal Keys
Petaloo Flowers
Stampin Up 8-½ x 11 Very Vanilla Cardstock
Antique Gold Rub-n-Buff

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

93 replies on “Featured Company: Graphic 45”

  1. I just recently discovered your inspirational blog through a friend’s post, and I’m loving everything you create! The mini box/fold-out album is sensational and the papers are wonderful! TFS your beautiful creations!

  2. Graphic 45 paper is just beautiful. I would love to win this collection. Ginger always makes such beautiful projects with Graphic 45 collections. Thanks for the chance to win.

  3. I am a long time fan and follower of Ginger’s. The collaboration between Ginger and Graphic 45’s magnificent paper designs is a papercrafters dream come true.

    This latest project is a perfect example of how scrapbooking can be incorporated into home decor.

    Beautiful project!

  4. I absolutely love Graphic 45. They are one of the companies who consistantly puts out the most amazing vintage products. Diane, Aimee and Charee do an awesome job interacting with their customers on social media too. Ginger’s altered box and accordion album are so beautiful, love the DP, metal handle and key she added to them. I am in love with the Cats and Dogs collection, the adorable graphics and rich colors and tones just draw you in. It would be a dream to win it.

  5. ginger you did a brilliant job on the box I love the idea of having the accordion pages on the inside. This is my first time coming to this site and I will be sure to visit it all the time it is quite interesting and I am really glad that I found it thanks to Ginger’s blog. All of the graphic 45 papers are very intense and beautiful.

  6. I absolutely love Graphic 45. It is my most favorite line of paper. I’ve only been into paper crafting for maybe a year and half and Ginger was one of the first creators I found and fell in love with her creations. They’re cute and whimsical and what I really like is the decorations. Just enough to add interest to the piece but not so heavy where you loose the project. Can’t wait to see what will be coming next. PLEASE keep the creative juices flowing. I need all the help I can get. There are people out there who believe I have talent. Thank you again Billie

  7. Love Graphic 45, they are my favorite paper company. I have been following Ginger forever. She is so talented, creative, and she is an “Outstanding” teacher. I love her videos she explains how she creates her masterpieces so well that us people at home can follow along and learn how to make better projects for ourselves. Also, her mini albums are always so beautiful.

  8. Wow two of my favorites in one spot!!! Ginger and Graphic 45. How great is that? I got hooked on Graphic 45 through Ginger’s you tube channel. Love all her tutorials!! I have made 7 mini albums in the last week because of Ginger’s you tube. Looking forward to more from Ginger and more from Graphic 45!!

  9. Love this album. Beautiful and functional. Ginger did another fantastic project using this Graphic 45 paper collection. Thank you for sharing this beautiful project.

  10. G45 is such an amazing family company, this is a great feature!!! Love the creativity from the team.

  11. What a lovely box, love the flowers and the way the pages of the album are joined! TFS! And the chance to win that awesome collection! 😀

  12. How do you even describe Graphic 45 paper because it is beyond anything out there and I have loved the company for years. The project is incredible and I enjoyed seeing it.

  13. Your altered box and min album is gorgeous; absolutely love those Petaloo flowers the colors are so perfect for those Eerie Tale patterns… just beautiful !

  14. Love to see Ginger’s Projects & Videos!!! She is sooooo Creative!!!
    Graphic 45 has AWESOME Collections & Fantabulous Giveaways too!!!
    I Enjoy Paper Crafter’s Library and THANKS for the Opportunity to W I N !!!

  15. Graphic 45 and Ginger Ropp, great combination! Love the little altered art box and mini album. Looks easy and fab, thinking Christmas presents! Thanks!

  16. Graphic 45 is absolutely my favorite paper company! I love every collection they come out with. Ginger’s box & album are darling. I’ve admired her work for a long time.

  17. The box is very sweet. Great gift idea! I love raining cats and dogs as well. MY favorite colors! Thanks for sharing!

  18. Love graphic 45 paper collections. Love Gingers work also. Always very beautiful. Would love to win this collection. Thank you for the chance.

  19. Love G45 paper collections! Live Ginger’s projects as well. Thank you for sharing such a great opportunity to win an amazing paper collection!

  20. I follow Ginger’s blog and get to see her fabulous G45 projects…she is a fabulous designer. I love this shadow box & mini created using G45 papers and staples! I am a huge fan of Graphic 45!!

  21. This is so stunning Ginger! I have been a subie of your YouTube videos for a long time and love all your beautiful creations. 😀 I am so happy that you are a DT member of G45. 😀 I love this idea of a mini inside the G45 Mini Box. Your such an inspiration.

  22. Love the project and the paper line. I love all of Graphic 45’s products and would love to win some goodies from them!

  23. I love Ginger’s work she is a great inspiration. She is so sweet to post tutorials and show us how she makes her beautiful creations. I love Graphic 45 and love seeing all the artistic design teams unique ideas using all the gorgeous G45 papers.

  24. Beautiful project & papers. I love how you used a Halloween themed line for something else. Thanks for the chance to win a fantastic. Prize. Good luck everyone.

  25. The Graphic 45 DT is always so amazing and this is a gorgeous album! The box alone is so beautiful and when you add that accordian album…wow!

  26. Raining Cats and Dogs is the perfect paper collection to come out of a NW company…matches our rainy weather and our love of four footed critters. Thanks for offering this product package! Looking forward to creating a mini album and some cards! Thanks for this partnership!

  27. I am such a fan of Graphic 45 and love to see what the talented designers do with the different lines.
    I lost most of my G45 stash in a flood this spring and it broke my heart. Some of the paper is no longer available. I was so happy to see the next new line is a calendar line. I’m lost all my Place in Time stash… Cried and then started bailing! LOL!

    Thanks for sharing such an amazing project…

  28. LOVE Graphic 45 and Ginger’s gorgeous album and decorative box are out of this world! Would love to win Raining Cats & Dogs as I have both a cat AND a dog!! LOL!

  29. Oh my gosh, G45 has the most amazing DT making such awesome projects. What a beautiful box and book too! I am in love with the Raining Cats and Dogs collection but I will not be able to get my hands on it anytime soon…so I appreciate the chance to win! I love animals and G45 always come up with the most amazing designs. Would love to put this collection to use. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  30. G45 paper is the best paper to use for paper crafting. I love Raining Cats And Dogs can’t wait to scrap pictures of my little guy on this paper.

  31. Oh my … just beautiful. Difficult to go wrong when you use g45 products – they ROCK. Thanks for sharing such greatness.

  32. What a beautiful project……would have liked to see HOW she connected the pages!!! Love her style! Thanks for showing ……and would love to win the Graphic 45 paper collection!!!

  33. Love your tutorials on Mini Albums! They have so helpful making my first ever with Gaphic 45 Mother Goose Collection. Would love to win this prize pack to play with this is one of my favorite new lines. Thanks for the chance.

  34. Gorgeous project, the colors are so wonderful, as are so many of the G45 papers!! Am new to this blog and would so love to win this giveaway, thanks for the inspirations and the chance! xo

  35. It is so wonderful to see the people behind the product. They are as beautiful as their papers. I love the vintage outfits. This paper looks great. I love the box and the mini album. They are wonderful and have given me much inspiration for gift giving.

  36. G45 has the most wonderful papers. It’s great to meet the people behind them.
    thanks for the chance to win some of the G45 collection.

  37. I thought your box was just beautiful and I loved the simple accordion booklet for memories of whatever kind. The papers were so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

  38. I love Graphic 45 and it’s beautiful collections. Ginger’s Album in a gorgeous box showcases the product beautifully! Thank you very much for sharing a great project and an opportunity to win!

  39. I am a Ginger follower and love this project! Everything Ginger creates and shares ends up in my ‘favorites’ and I have made many minis based on her expertise. How lovely that you gave us this chance to win! Hugs from Illinois USA

  40. Please see above comment and note silly me mistyped my email address. Was too excited to enter!! This one is correct.

  41. I absolutely LOVE Graphic 45!. I have only purchased their papers and stickers but now I can see I need to expand on that. This multi-media box is fabulous and what a fantastic gift idea!! I would love to win this collection…my head is already spinning with ideas! Thank you for sharing this, Ginger. You did a wonderful job!! Beautiful project!!!!

  42. I saw this on the G45 Blog last night! So striking. I love the accordion album. Such gorgeous colors. Thanks for sharing with us!

  43. Adore vintage anything and love Graphic 45 designs. I’m relatively new to the line and wish I could have discovered it a long time ago!

  44. i absolutely adore G45 papers! i’ve been collecting the for so long and sometimes i really have to push myself to use them because they are so amazing. i think i’m a paper hoarder. i am so proud of these girlies to make their dream come true. i don’t think there are prettier papers out there. and that’s saying something. i very excited about these new shadow boxes. thank you for the tutorial. and thank you for spotlighting G45 to keep us in the loop!

  45. Ginger’s altered box and accordion album are so wonderful, love the DP, metal handle and key, the graphics and rich colors and tones It would be a dream to win it. TFS.

  46. I’ve recently discovered My Sister Scrapper. I must admit, until I saw Gingers videos I didn’t “get” graphic 45. Now I just want to make all her mini books, they’re so amazing!

  47. Lovely box. I like the way the little touches all pull together. This would be a delightful little gift!

  48. WoW project! I have tons of cigar boxes and would love to decorate them w/ flowers and papers, and insert mini albums like this, Mahalo for the inspiration.

  49. Love, love, love the gorgeous and fun box you created. Would love to win the awesome candy prize!!
    Thanks for the chance.

  50. gorgeous inspiration project! and the prize collection is fab – one of the best pet-themed collections out there!!

  51. Love the box with flowers graphic 45 papers and chippies are one of my favorite.
    Everything they make is fantastic. Thanks for the opportunities!

  52. Well named. This certainly is magical! As usual, G45 produces a line that inspires the top creators to come up with the most amazing projects. Splendid!

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