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 French Country Collection prize package give-away.
You can 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 Maria Cole
Our Graphic 45 Guest Designer for this week is Maria Cole who is part of the 2013 Graphic 45 Design Team. You can see Maria’s fabulous project below as well as a video, but first, here is a little more about Maria:
My papercrafting journey began in April 2011. On a whim one day, I decided to check out a scrapbooking store. Little did I know that one visit would change my life! I was instantly drawn to Graphic 45’s vintage designs and rich colors, and not to mention, the art of papercrafting.
It didn’t take long for me to get lost in this new hobby. Eventually, I got to teach classes at two different scrapbooking stores in the Pacific Northwest. This year, my wildest dream came true when I found out that I made Graphic 45’s 2013 Design Team!
My favorite projects to create are mini albums and upcycled projects, but I also love making layouts and everything in between, like this altered frame. I love fussy cutting Graphic 45 papers because there are no limitations with what you can do. For this frame, I used Graphic 45’s French Country line and even some papers from Steampunk Spells to create a festive fall look.
I love flowers, so I added quite a bit of fussy cut sunflowers and dimensional flowers that I made using a couple different kinds of dies.
French Country Sunflower
French Country Grandeur
French Country Promenade
French Country Rendezvous
French Country Bon Appetit
French Country Montage
Steampunk Spells 6×6 Patterns & Solids
French Country Alphabet Stickers
French Country Chipboard 2
Ornate Metal Key Holes
Ornate Metal Keys
Ornate Metal Brads
Antique Metal Door Pull
Petaloo Darjeeling Foliage Assorted Greens
Sierra Pacific Crafts Wooden Frame
Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms die
Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die
Martha Stewart Doily Lace Double Edge Punch
We hope you have enjoyed this fun creation from Maria. I would also like to extend a warm thank you to Maria for sharing her fabulous project with us! Please take a minute to stop by Maria’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.