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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Graphic 45 Designer – Katie Zoey Ho

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

KatieZoeyHoProfilePic-11192014-250WHi Everyone.  I’m Katie from Singapore, a tiny red dot along the equator on the map; also known as the Green City where you will be surrounded with lots of greeneries and enjoy summer all year round.  I was previously from the biomedical research and healthcare industry. Love coffee and science but my passion inclines towards designing and creating. The combination of science & art always excites me. I enjoy the creating process and love to crack my brain.  I’m so excited to be part of the PCL spotlight as a Graphic 45 DT member for today. And I hope what I’ve shared here can be a source of inspiration.  Happy crafting and have fun creating!!! Cheers!!!

 

Altered Match Box and Butterfly Necklace

Here I’m sharing this heartwarming altered matchbox to house the necklace I’ve created using Graphic 45 staples. I like the texture of embossed metal, hence I embossed some of the metal butterflies staples with some floral textured and made this pendant for the necklace.

It’s one such handmade gift that I’d like to gift to a close girlfriend of mine who is currently undergoing some tough times in her marriage and as an actor. I’m not really good at accessory making, but I do hope this will add some sunshine to her. It may not help/improve her situation, but I do hope this butterfly pendant will at least brave her heart up and soar like a butterfly.

“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a Garden…”

Tips in creating sentimental gifts: Think of a theme that’s closely related to the person you want to gift to and then choose a color palette to work with.

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Supplies

Secret Garden Paper Collection
Graphic 45 Staples Small Matchbook Box
Graphic 45 Staples: Washi Tape Set
Graphic 45 Staples: Stamped Metal Brads
Graphic 45 Staples: Ornate Metal Keys
Graphic 45 Staples: Metal Butterfiles
Mulberry Flowers
Pearl Accents
Bronze Metal Chain

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

51 replies on “Featured Company: Graphic 45”

  1. i love Zoey’s butterfly pendant/necklace. The box covered with G45’s “Secret Garden” paper goes beautiful with her butterfly art work. I know this gorgeous gift will put a smile on her friend’s face. Thanks for featuring Zoey on your web site, she is awesome. I would love to win the cool prize pack too 🙂 thanks.

    1. Sorry i kept referring Zoey as Katie, i know her name is Katie Zoey Ho. Guess I haven’t had enough coffee yet..lol…

  2. What a gorgeous project! I would love to be on Katie’s gift list – she is so talented. Thanks for sharing!

  3. This is stunning-and it’s just the kind of thing I love to create. Thank you Katie for such beautiful inspiration!

  4. Katie Zoey, what a lovely gift and sure to cheer up your friend. I am sure that every time she wears the pendant and looks at the box she will know that she has a friend for all times, not just the good times.

  5. Wow! This is a very nice piece of work by Katie.
    The key on the butterfly necklace really draws my attention!

    Katie: Hope that your friend will be encouraged and blessed by your gift. Thanks for the tips! On creating sentimental gifts! 🙂

  6. Who wouldn’t love to receive Katie’s beautiful creation or win the G45 prize package? Katie, your gift of hands & heart will be most appreciated since it was created with love. Thanks for sharing it with all us to enjoy.

  7. Katie is an amazing designer!! Love her box and that necklace is absolutely stunning!!! G45 is one of my favorite companies and I LOVELOVELOVE all of their products!!!! Thanks for the chance to win this amazing prize package!! TFS!

  8. Lovely necklace and box. It is so kind of Katie to think of her friend, I am sure she will love it. I am a big fan and customer of Graphic 45 and it is always such a pleasure to create with their collections.

  9. What an exceptional gift, That would brighten anyone’s day, That is a very sweet and caring of Katie. I’m sure her friend will be ecstatic. Great Feature. Thank you for the chance.

  10. The project is sweet and beautiful. I’m sure her friend will love it. I hope it makes her smile. Thanks for a chance to win. I love G45.

  11. Katie this is just such a gorgeous gift your friend cannot do anything but love it and be uplifted by it!!! I wish that I was as talented as this, maybe if I could have more time I’d be making gorgeous things such as this!!! Thank you for sharing it!!!

  12. Such an original & lovely creation! Love it! I also love the new G45 paper, as always. Thanks for a chance to win it.

  13. Great project! I hope it helps to cheer up your friend. I LOVE Graphic 45 papers!!! They are so great and I am currently using some of their papers for a project I am working on for Christmas. I would love to make a project with these papers.
    Thanks!
    Jerri Ann

  14. I just adore the beautiful sunshiney-yellow box altered so wonderfully!! I also think the pearls add just the right amount of charm to an otherwise gorgeous box!! Thanks to Katie for sharing her talent and designs!!

  15. Wow, her project is so amazing! I love the flowers, these papers, the gems, the wonderful quote, and that beautiful necklace. I will just say, wow!, again. 🙂 Great work. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  16. Wow, I am always so impressed by the Graphic 45 designers and I love Raining Cats and Dogs! I have a cat AND a dog, so yes…I need this! Believe it or not, I don’t own any Graphic 45 yet.

  17. Always love Graphic 45 collections and I love animals so this is a wonderful collection for a giveaway! Thank you for showing us these gorgeous projects from Katie!

  18. OMGoodness, this is so beautiful! What a fabulous gift! Big G45 fan here! The Raining Cats and Dogs collection has been calling my name since it came out – it’s at the top of my wish list! Thank you for this awesome giveaway – I’m getting excited just thinking about it!

  19. You have NO IDEA how badly I would love to win this. You see, my friend and I are gathering supplies to send to an orphanage in Uganda. The children make projects and then take them to town to sell. This would be perfect to send them. Thanks for the chance.

  20. Oh wow what a beautiful necklace and the box is stunning way to present the gift and will make a wonderful keepsake as well. Love G45 and their products…this particular line is one thats been interesting me as an animal lover as well…simply gorgeous. Thanks for the chance to win such an amazing collection

  21. Katie is showing us 2 beautiful projects this week. I never would have thought of creating a necklace pendant. Thanks for this posting. Love G45 papers! Raining Cats and Dogs definitely describes the weather up here in the NW…and our preference for animal family members

  22. Such a lovely project Katie created with pretty papers. Raining Cats and Dogs would be a great complement to my stash. Thank you for the opportunity.

  23. Love Graphic 45 products. What a touching story that goes with the stunning butterfly necklace. I’m sure that Katie’s friend will treasure the evidence of their friendship. The box is as much of a gift as the necklace. Found Katie’s story interesting as well, from biomed to papercrafting! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies from on of my favorite companies.
    R/

  24. I have always thought “Graphic 45” collections to be my favorite paper. The colors in this collection are awesome. Katie’s project is very elegant, and the butterfly necklace is something I would wear and cherish.
    Did Katie design the necklace?
    Florence

  25. Absolutely stunning memory keeping box and your butterfly necklace Katie is beautiful. Your friend’s spirits will certainly be lifted with this gift from your heart. It will be a keepsake forever to remind her of your friendship in times of need. Thank you for sharing — you can’t go wrong with Graphic 45!!

  26. What a clever idea, very original. Helps us think of diverse ways to use these products. The work is stunning. So inspiring!

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