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.
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:
My 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.
Grahpic 45 Designer Project – Steampunk Spells Altered Printers Tray
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.
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!
It 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.
Then the bottom drawer ( made out of wooden rulers) opens up and houses various bones/skull of Mr. Seymour Bones wife. Hehe!
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.