Then I had the bright idea that I would submit a project from each of the 14 current Graphic45 paper lines! Here is proof that I am "in love" with this paper! I hope you enjoy looking at my creations.
Le Cirque - this is one of the new papers so most of what I made with is bright and fun line are still waiting for their reveal. However, here is a card I created for the Hampton Art Winter 2011 CHA booth, using the Graphic45/Hampton Art stamps. I also used Graphic45 Flower and Button Staples to make the flowers for this card. (You will see that Tim Holtz birdcage die cut often! It's the perfect partner for the G45 papers!)
Curtain Call - another new line. This is my favorite of the three recently released papers. I love the black/cream/tan combination. I created this fun card using elements from the paper, plus the new Graphic45/Hampton Art stamps. Since I am always a stamper first, I love that Graphic45 has matching stamps! For a fun twist, I added some tulle to the top of the card, plus an Tim Holtz ornate bookplate.
Once Upon a Springtime - This line was released in November and just screams spring! I had a hard time choosing my favorite project from this paper line. I had four or five selected, but this tag won the day! I used flower die cuts to make my own flower, plus added a lot of extra bits to this tag. For such a small project, it's packed full of techniques.
Steampunk Debutante - this line is my favorite of all the lines in the Graphic45 Collection. Again, it was hard to choose my favorite project. This card is something I made for Summer 2010 CHA. It has a lot of layers and extras, making it very special. It's grunge at it's best!
Hallowe'en in Wonderland - this was one of those lines that I thought I would not care for, as I'm not a fan of Alice in Wonderland. However, I made a lot of fun projects with this set of papers! And a few of my creations won recognition in Blogger-land. I chose this as my favorite because I love the distressed layers and the covered chipboard letters. Plus I mixed a few other lines in, and added some stamped images. Proving that all my toys can play together!
Christmas Past - this is an older line that got new life this past year. Graphic45 added a few new papers to the line, updating it and giving it new life. I chose this altered home decor item as my favorite project using this line. I love how all the small bits and flowers and things complement the paper, plus my ribbon is an exact match for the back of a scrap of Carol of the Bells - which I used on the bird's wing!
Le' Romantique - I had two projects that I loved, but knew I could only pick one if I wanted to stick to my "one project per line" rule for this submission. In the end, I chose this card which I recently made for the Graphic45 Valentine's blog post. I found some ribbon and lace in my stash that coordinated perfectly with the papers!
A Proper Gentleman - this is the line which I was most excited to see. All the previous lines were quite feminine, so having a masculine line was a wonderful surprise. Here is where I break my rule. I chose two projects to show for this line. The line is more versatile than most people know, and I wanted to show how it can be masculine, like the first card, and also, more neutral, like the second card. (Yes, I did sneak in a non-Graphic45 paper into that first card!)
On the Boardwalk - I enjoy making mini albums almost as much as I enjoy card making. This project is one of my favorite mini albums I've made using Graphic45 papers. I used a shaped album (Kaisercraft Sandcastle) and covered each shaped page with papers. I've included a few of the inside pages to show off how I used the papers.