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 Bohemian Bazaar prize package give-away.
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Get more details on this prize package at the end of the 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 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 Miranda Edney

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

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

821mirandaheadshotMy name is Miranda, and I’m from the gorgeous state of Florida. Beach girl at heart! I started scrapbooking about 3 years ago. It started with wanting to make an album to show my honey how much he meant to me, and just blossomed from there. I have spent lots of time searching for my style and what I like the best. I definitely lean to OTP projects and love all things grunge and distressed. But I never like to stay in one area , I like to push myself and try all different styles and types of crafts. I strive to think outside of the box and use techniques that allow me to express myself. I love to share my ideas and create tutorials, in hopes that maybe I can inspire someone else the way I get inspired from others.

It is my absolute honor to be on the Graphic 45 design team, no words convey the level of affection I have for all their products! Being a part of this team is definitely a dream come true for me!

Happy Crafting!

Grahpic 45 Designer Project Steampunk Spells Altered Printers Tray

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Hey everyone, I am so excited to share this Steampunk Spells printers tray that I have altered! These trays are one of my favorite things to create with, and this line just made it super fun and easy! I spent a lot of time on the “shell” of the tray. Painting , masking, spraying, stamping.

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All those fun messy mixed media techinques. All of the cubbies are covered with various sheets of the patterned papers. I did tons of fussy cutting. The imagery in this line just begs to be cut! I also used lots of the coordinating chipboards too, as well as tons of Graphic 45 Metal Staples!

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821alternatemiranda6821alternatemiranda12It has quite a few interactive elements, which I think just adds to the fun! The frame at the top with “Doctor Dreadful” swivels around to view the cubbie inside. The fence to the left opens up to view the inside as well.

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Then the bottom drawer ( made out of wooden rulers) opens up and houses various bones/skull of Mr. Seymour Bones wife. Hehe!

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Hope you like it! Hugs!
Materials Used: 
Graphic 45 Papers:
Steampunk Spells-Steampunk Spells-
Steampunk Spells-Fanciful Floral
Steampunk Spells-Vintage Voyage
Steampunk Spells-Mechanical Marvels
Steampunk Spells-Tick Tock
Steampunk Spells-Pumpkin Power
Steampunk Spells-Totally Wicked
Steampunk Spells-Beware
Steampunk Spells-Witching Hour
Steampunk Spells Flowers
Steampunk Spells Chipboard 1 and 2
 
Graphic 45 Metal Staples:
Ornate Metal Key Holes
Ornate Metal Keys
Geometric Door Plate and Knob
Metal Butterflies
Regular Tag Album ( the binder rings)
Graphic 45 Stamps:
A Ladies Diary ( Script Stamp)
 
Chipboards from Imaginarium Designs
Tim Holtz Clock, Plaquettes, Gears, Metal Corners
Prima/Ingvild Bolme Resins, Metal Gate,
Metal Frame, Zippers, Gears
Shimmerz Paints Sprays, Metal Leafing Mediums,
Distress Inks, Staz On Inks
May Arts Ribbon
Skeleton from Dollar Tree
Assorted Embellishments from my stash

We hope you have enjoyed this fun creation from Miranda. I would also like to extend a warm thank you to Miranda for sharing her fabulous project with us! Please take a minute to stop by Miranda’s Blog and of course the Graphic 45 blog to check out all their amazing creations! And don’t forget to leave a comment below to enter to win the Graphic 45 collection listed above.

63 replies on “Featured Company: Graphic 45”

  1. WoW! I’m a big fan of Miranda’s and this project just blows my mind. She is just so amazingly talented and creative. Thank you so much for featuring her, she deserves it! Love G45!!!

  2. What a great project! Marvelous Steampunk Spells printers tray from Miranda! WOW!! And G45 paper collections are the VERY BEST!! L O V E THEM!!

  3. That printers’ tray is gorgeous! I just picked up a Steampunk Spells album kit at CKC. I may try to use the leftovers for a project like this.

  4. I have searched high and low for vintage pictures to the point I am printing a picture of my grandmother who was born in 1903 and one picture I have of her mother and father, that is all I have. So I am looking forward to digging into Graphic 45 and feel confident this site was sent to me as a gift. Thank you so much for sharing and away I go.

  5. Your printers tray is fabulous!! I love Graphic 45 and Steampunk Spells is my favorite collection!! I love all of your interactive elements!! Thanks for sharing!!

  6. I love this artist Miranda : ) She inspires me to take Graphic 45 to limits I never thought of . And Graphic 45 just inspires all of us 🙂

  7. Love the steampunk Spells paper and the printers tray is amazing. I love all the little niches and items used.

  8. Oh gosh.. As soon as I knew Miranda was showing a project here, I came straight over!!!
    Miranda, this is absolutely amazing (of course), especially all the steampunk elements. Just look at that skeleton & I love Dr Dreadful!! Amazing techniques on actual shell of tray & I will be watching video very soon!! TFS & thanks for opportunity to win!! :)))

  9. This is fabulous! I love this paper collection & you’ve done a fantastic job altering the tray with it. I can’t wait to make one.

  10. These ladies look awesome in their beautiful rich dresses and I think that their projects and creations totally reflect them: rich and full of passion!

  11. Wow that is just one amazing project and all the little details inside I can’t stop lookin at it 🙂
    You all look fantastic dressed up and love that vintage style
    hugs Nikki

  12. Wow Miranda, talk about attention to detail — I could spend hours looking at every detail on this tray. I love Graphic 45 and you have totally captured the steam punk look. Thank you so much for sharing your art.

  13. This project must have taken Miranda a lot of time and patience. Gathering and making all the various elements, then putting it all together. There are so many things to look at – surprises at every turn. Wonderfully clever project!

  14. Wow!! I just love Graphic 45, although I still don’t have any of their products. Their unique style and amazing DT always puts me in awe!! Would love to win some Bohemian Bazaar!

  15. this is just a wonderful piece of work…really inspiring and this paper line just begs to be fussy cut…well done….xxx

  16. All I can say is …AMAZING! That altered printers tray is so creative and awesome. I love Graphic 45 style and would love to win some!

  17. Wow, this printer’s tray is so amazing! I love all the things that open and the drawer with the little stash of bones.

  18. I love these papers and projects! I love the Graphic 45 paper line and sadly we have no “brick and mortar” scrapbook stores in my areas. I would love to be able to see all of the paper lines in person but winning this prize pack would be super! Thanks and the G45 site has so many awesome projects to use their paper with- truly inspiring.

  19. Miranda, You have totally inspired me with your Steampunk Spells altered printer tray. The masking,painting,spraying and stamping you did, had brought the tray to life with the owl peek-a-booing out behind Dr.Dreadful and the magical drawer which held the bones/skull.
    Graphic 45 is one of my favorite paper designers. Thank you for sharing this gorgeous project.

  20. I think Graphic 45 is currently the most creative company out there…their projects are always jaw-dropping. Can never get enough of their paper!

  21. Miranda,
    WOW!!! So fun checking out all the neat techniques and Graphic 45 materials you utilized. What’s not to love…Thanks for sharing your talent.,

  22. I just love G45, I would love to decorate my house with their unique papers 🙂
    And the staples are the best around! Thanks for a chance to win those amazing goodies

  23. WOW! This is an amazing project and each time I look it over, I find something else to admire! Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful work of art!!!

  24. Graphic 45 is a perfect company for you to pair up with. They have such a distinctive style & sure pick talented designers for their teams! Every project on their blog is a work of art, in my opinion!

  25. Love, love, love Graphic 45 . The paper is gorgeous and there are so many beautiful projects that have been featured by the 2013 team. Thanks Andrea for featuring another G45 team member.

  26. Miranda, your project sure is over the top for me. Wow. Such beauty and work. I enjoyed hearing about the family working together at 45 and was surprised to learn that they have only been doing this 3 years. Go Girls….

  27. Thanks for the chance to win another fabulous Graphic 45 products. I have always been
    a big fan of Graphic 45 – everything Graphic 45 comes out with is always awesome. Enjoyed
    viewing the tray project – such intricate work,

  28. The interactive elements in the shadow box are the perfect touch to the whimsical design! I have recently discovered Graphic 45 papers and I am so in love with them. Online pictures really don’t do the colors justice. The colors are vibrant and the graphics are so dimensional. I don’t have the Bohemiam Rhapsody line, but would LOVE to win it and let my scissors take control! Thanks for the inspiring design!

  29. I have just discovered the Graphic 45 products and I am in love! I am really drawn to the vintage right now as I scrapbook my childhood pictures. Many of them are black and white. So I was excited to read about Graphic 45 here and learn more about them. Thanks

  30. Wow….these are spectacular, fabulous, unique and so very neat. Would love to win!!! Thank you so much for sharing with us.

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