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. 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 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.

Graphic 45 Designer Denise Johnson

Our Graphic 45 Guest Designer for this week is Denise Johnson who is part of the 2013 Graphic 45 Design Team. 

You can see Denise’s fabulous project below as well as a video, but first, here is a little more about Denise:

807denisejohnsonheadshotI’m Denise Johnson, mixed media artist and upcycler from the beautiful Pacific NW.  I love using gorgeous paper goods, discarded, thrift store treasure, leftover office supplies and vintage ephemera to create something totally unexpected and new.

I’m thrilled to be designing for Graphic 45, as my creative aesthetic marries perfectly with G45’s eclectic, nostalgic and vintage inspired offerings.  Along with designing for Graphic 45, I teach papercrafting and mixed media art workshops, design custom party and wedding paper goods and I am a member of the Craft Warehouse design team.

When not immersed in paper, you can find me immersed in junk, (my other favorite medium)!  I hunt, dig and pick for rusty and dusty antique cache, repair & renew, then share in my redesign/staging business.

Thanks for checking out my mixed media project today on the Papercrafter’s Library.  For more creative chaos, please stop by my blog: http://junquesoiree.blogspot.com/

Happy Crafting!

Grahpic 45 Designer Project

Altered Art Tag Banner featuring the new Graphic 45 Typography Collection


I am SO in love with this new collection!! The colors, the artful theme, the vintage imagery…seriously, what’s not to LOVE!?




I decided to create an “ART” banner so I could hang it in my studio and enjoy this fabulous collection everyday.



Layers of Graphic 45 artsy goodness come together on this Altered Tag Banner. Use large tags from the Staples Collection for the base, then collage and layer Typography paper, stickers and bits for this fun & funky art piece.


A Graphic 45 added bonus…mostly ALL the collections can be mixed and matched together! So for this project I added in the 6 x 6 Patterns and Solids from the French Country Collection (a go-to fav of mine!!)  Such a great way to use what you have  and stretch your supplies!!


This creation is perfect to adorn your studio/craftroom or gift to a {lucky} fellow paper artist.




Supply List:

Graphic 45- Typography 12 x 12 Papercrafting Paper
Graphic 45- Typography Cardstock Stickers
Graphic 45- French Country 6 x 6 Patterns and Solids Paper Pad
Graphic 45- French Country Cardstock Flowers
Graphic 45- French Country Cardstock Banners
Graphic 45- Staples Large Tag Album (use 3 tags from album)
Graphic 45- Staples Metal Keys, Tags, Escutcheon, Ornate Book Label
May Arts Ribbon
Misc. sprocket gears, chain, key tag,opticians glass, mini brads, bingo game piece, domino game piece, clock hand, metal flowers, vintage “this way” stamp image
Distress Ink and Tool (Vintage Photo)
StayzOn Ink (Black)
3D Adhesive Tape


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 fabulous gift idea 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!

7 replies on “Featured Company: Graphic 45”

  1. I love all of the G45 collections. I have most of them and she’s right in that they work with each other well.

  2. I never get tired of Graphic 45 spotlights!!! I love all their designer papers, and just wish I had the money to get it all. I love Denise’s fabulous project above and her pick of designer papers to complete the tags — awesome project!!

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