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 collection and Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Label Holder prize package give-away.
1016Bohemian Bazaarprize 

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 Nichola Battilana

Our Graphic 45 Guest Designer for this week is Nichola Battilana who is part of the 2013 Graphic 45 Design Team. You can see Nichola’s fabulous project below, but first, here is a little more about Nichola:

1016N_BattilanaMy name is Nichola and I am a graphic designer, artist and blissfully messy maker. I am absolutely passionate about making stuff of every sort. Whether it’s upcycling, painting, mixed media, sculpture, assemblage, crafting, I jump in and create with positive, joyful abandon.

Most of my work is inspired by make-believe, magic, folklore, fairies, nonsense and nature. While I strive to create quality, well-crafted items, I also aim to achieve a sense of whimsy and wonderment in my pieces.

I am thrilled to share my work, and totally tickled to represent the Graphic 45 design team today.


Graphic 45 Designer Project

I’m so excited about this post!  Today I have one of my very favourite projects. Postal Station No. 45!


Very often, when little people come to visit my studio, they will discover that imps, elves and faeries have left them miniature mail. I thought that it was about time that they had a proper place to work from, so I created this post office for them.


The base of the piece is a Mini Album Display Case from Ginas Designs. The drawer has been upturned and hinged to the top to create a spot for secret messages (or hiding candy). Graphic 45’s Typography line embellishes the piece, it’s stickers providing perfect classic advertising posters for the little place.


Inside there are stacks of little letters and brown paper parcels waiting for delivery.


Want to make your own? Here’s the complete supply list:

Graphic 45 Typography
Typography Tags & Pockets
Typography Stickers
Typography Chipboard
12 Days of Christmas
> Pear Tree (totally snuck in!)
Graphic 45 Staples

Antique Metal Door Pull
Ornate Metal Keys
Ornate Metal Key Holes
Ornate Metal Label Holder
ColorCore Cardstock
Heritage Kraft
Ginas Designs

Mini Album Display Case
Steampunk Shape Set

Faux Metal Hands
Small Square Brass Hinges
Small wooden table
Metallic Mini Brads
Red Thread
Miniature Books and Scrolls
Pen Nibs
Tacky Glue

We hope you have enjoyed this fun creation from Nichola. I would also like to extend a warm thank you to Nichola for sharing her fabulous project with us! Please take a minute to stop by Nichola’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.

51 replies on “Featured Company: Graphic 45”

  1. Wow! That mail station is the perfect touch of whimsy and design. I really love it. It would be cute made from Christmas paper and include santa reading his mail! hmmmmm. . . .

    Thanks so much for the opportunity to win Graphic 45 paper. I LOVE it! The

  2. I LOVE this! I also love Graphic 45 collections. It allows you to do so MANY different things other than scrapbooking with the line. You have inspired me to give this project a try! Thank you!

  3. I love how create this is! Just fab – I think the rest of this little village would look pretty fab too!! I love how you can create such amazing and diverse projects with Graphic 45 collections. Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Love this Postal Station No 45!! It is fabulously amazing. I received typography papers for my birthday and it is one of my favorite collections from G45 (honestly I love them all!) I would love to win the Bohemian Bazaar collection it is one of the few I don’t have .. thank you so much for the opportunity to win!

  5. I had no idea when I found Graphic 45 three years ago, that it was brand new! Every time these great ladies come out with a new paper line, I think “how are they going to out-do” the last paper I fell in love with?” But they always do!

  6. This is one of the most awesome and creative work, I have seen. I love it, and so many details. WTG! Nichola

  7. How cute and fun this
    is! Love the metal
    accents on it and
    the interior rooms!
    Carla from Utah

  8. I want to be a visitor to your studio and get some mail from this amazing post office. Thanks for sharing your talent and creativity here. I enjoyed reading the story behind Graphic 45, too, and thanks for the prize offering.

  9. such an attention to detail and making kids happy at the same time. so whimsical! thank you for sharing this.

  10. Holy Wow!!! I adore all Graphic 45 and just looove this collection, but this little post office has blown me away- the tiny desk with the packages, oh my!! What talent!!

  11. I’ve loved Graphic 45 since I discovered them at the 2009 CHA Consumer Show. LOVE them.

  12. They have such wonderful papers and designers. They are one of my 2 favorite paper companies.

  13. OMG!
    I LOVE G45!!!!!!!!!


    Thanks for sharing
    and a super duper Thanks for the chance to win!

  14. Adorable little post office project and a beautiful collection. Thanks for a chance to win.

  15. Ohhhhhhhhhhh – you have no idea how badly I’d love to win this giveaway. NOBODY does paper and embellishments like g45. They ROCK.

  16. I’m already a big fan of Nichola and her wonderful world of whimsy and the magic of nature. This little postal box is over the top!! Absolutely delightful with all it decorative details, right down to the wee wrapped packages! Thanks for featuring her inimitable work.

  17. I had not seen Graphic 45 before, but am now in love! It would be fantastic to win some of their products…I can see using them in a scrapbook about my grandmother and her era.

  18. Wow Nichola you have such an imagination! A Miniature G45 Post Office, all the way down to the letters and the brown wrapped parcels! I bet this Post Mistress will greet you warmly, with a smile on her face and a twinkle in her eye? The Ladies of G45 design such lovely paper and embellishments. Some day I want to have the time, energy, and whimsy, to be just like them! In the meantime, thank you so much for bringing a smile to my face and for making me giggle with excitement!

  19. Absolutely love this miniature Post Office! I enjoy all the little details so much! Thanks for the great inspiration !

  20. Wow this is totally amazing. I am curious how long it took you to design this awesome piece.

  21. I love every paper line that G45 has ever made. Your postal station was very creative and it was great how you listed where to purchase all the products to recreate your project….

  22. Graphic 45 is Amazing. The cartoons that the designers come up with fascinate me. Thank you for creating the vintage theme that fits my personality. Looking forward to many more creations.

  23. Graphic 45 is Amazing. The creations that the designers come up with fascinate me. Thank you for creating the vintage theme that fits my personality. Looking forward to many more creations.

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