Graphic 45 Spotlight With Designer Betto Cesare

Here is the latest installment of our Graphic 45 Guest Designers. Many of you may remember that back in April we hosted a Graphic 45 Week on the Paper Crafter’s Library Blog. It was week filled with projects and inspiration using Graphic 45’s Tropical Travelogue Collection. We had such a great experience partnering with Graphic 45 and their design team, and such a great response from you, that we’ve decided to partner with them on an ongoing basis. The first and third week of every month one of the Graphic 45 Designers will share a project they’ve created here on the PCL Blog. We started with our monthly designers in June and before I introduce you to our latest Designer, I just wanted to take a minute to re-introduce Graphic 45 for those of you that may not be familiar with the company.

Graphic 45 is an award-winning scrapbook and paper crafting company­— owned and operated by a mother and her two daughters.

Diane Schultz (pictured center)—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 (pictured left) —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 (pictured right)—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.


Here’s a picture of their booth at the CHA show which absolutely blows us away every year! The artwork inside is absolutely stunning and totally unique. At the last show as we were speaking with Diane she told us that many of the altered pieces were vintage finds which she and her team transformed with their gorgeous Graphic 45 products. We can’t wait to stop by their booth at the Chicago CHA and see what they’ve got in store this year!

Here’s a picture of the Graphic 45 team – they’re always dressed in period costumes to complement the themes in their collections – every day of the show brings a new set of costumes. The ones shown below were for their Little Darlings collection.

Graphic 45 Designer Betto Cesare

Our next Graphic 45 Guest Designer for this month is Betto  Cesare who is part of the 2012 Graphic 45 Design Team. We are very excited to share his project with you.  It really is a fabulous  project.

You can see Betto’s fabulous project below, but first, here is a little more about Betto:

Scrapbooking when I started doing that I started thinking it would be just another craft or technique I was learning, I always did crafts, scrapbooking never imagined that it would take much space in my life, not only the space of my shelves, but the importance he has for me too!


Today I can dive into this universe and create a new world, I can give color and form to the love I feel for the people dearest, friends, family, through photos, paper and ink too!


There is my addiction .. stamps and ink! ..


Inspiration and Emotion Layout


The proposal of the project was to show various emotions in a single layout.
For this project,  I used different papers to mount a scene!



Tip: Create your own title using acrylic paint pen and a plastic transparency.


Graphic45 Papers Collections:
Renascence Fair
Steampunk Debudante
Courtain Call
Other Products:
clippings chipboard
gold wire
light bulbs
acrylic ink pen


We hope you have enjoyed this fun creation from Betto. I would also like to extend a warm thank you to Betto for sharing his fabulous layout with us! Please take a minute to stop by Betto’s Blog and of course the Graphic 45 blog to check out all their amazing creations!

11 replies on “Graphic 45 Spotlight With Designer Betto Cesare”

  1. I so Love Graphic 45. I try to go to their blog every day for inspiration and to view all the creativity. This layout is gorgeous. So much detail is put into it. Fabulous job. Graphic 45 collections are so versatile, creations are endless. Thank you for letting me share.

  2. I am not a frilly girlly girl so I enjoy seeing what male crafters come up with. I’ll definitely be borrowing several of the ideas from Betto. His work is awesome!

  3. betto, thanks for the detailed deets on how to get the look. appreciated, get designed layout showcasing G45.
    ava g

  4. Love Graphic 45 and their attention to detail. What beautiful designs. Especially like the cogs and the colors.

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