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.
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:
My 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.
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
• Mini Album Display Case
• Steampunk Shape Set
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.