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Graphic 45 Design Team 2014 Audition

In it to win it.

Only just seen that Graphic 45 have a DT call and I think you all know by now that they are my fave papers of all time. Only problem is that I have to wait forever to get my mitts on any of the new designs they release. It’s a slim chance because I know there are going to be hundreds of entrants but as the title says … “In It To Win It”. Here goes:

First criteria is to create a blog post with a minimum of 6 projects. These do not have to include G45 products but they would prefer.

The first two projects are unseen before so lots of photos to show but the next 3 projects are older posts so I have just left links for these.

Loved this wallet so much that I decided to make another but this time with all Graphic 45 papers and stamps. The papers are from the Typography collection and A Ladies Diary. Also used the stamps from A Ladies Diary and the Secret Garden.

This pic shows what the inside looks like when the wallet is fully open. Covered the front of a flip over paper pad then covered the pen to match. Made a little tag pocket into which I inserted a stitched vellum envelope and again added a tag and another G45 pic.

The front opening has a magnetic disc behind the papers so it just snaps shut. Love all the stamps and fussy cut embellies – they enhance the project perfectly.

2 Note Book4 Note Book5 Note Book

It was so hard to choose a topper to cover the front of the pad but this is such an apt quote that I had to go with it. I masked off the Secret Garden stamp because I only wanted the word secret and the little bird on the pad.

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Onto my next make which is my file folder box. This was finished in January but only just getting around to posting. Made it to house all the cards I make in advance for my family this year. As you can see the Graphic 45 papers are out in force again and this time its the A Place In Time Collection. Made the box from scratch with a friend of mine and what a time we had banging our heads together with the measurements. Total chaos at times but the end result was worth it.

Used the grey board for the box which was covered with embossed cardstock then given a coat of dark blue chalk paint before gilding wax was added. Reinforced the back edges and the feet are cotton reels. The side bags are for any notes I might want to add about anyone’s card.

Box 1Box 2Box 4

The box lid has pics of the family which I printed onto tissue paper then added with mod podge. Placed the image of the boys together in the clock then ripped through the numbers.

Designed the box such that the front just drops down so all the folders, with the cards in, are easily accessible.

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Here are the links for the other four makes which are not totally Graphic 45 but there are papers or stamps used in probably all of them.

Graphic 45 Nuts & Bolts Album

Tag Holder

Trinket Box

Write Your Story

Keeping all my fingers crossed.


17 Responses to “Graphic 45 Design Team 2014 Audition”

  1. Dot says:

    Go Shirley!!! These are gorgeous entries…my fingers are crossed for you!
    Dot x

  2. Amanda says:

    These are stunning makes, good luck!
    Amanda x

  3. Irene Chillman says:

    Both projects are brilliant so love the wallet and the file box was well worth the wait, and what with your other creations how on earth could Graphic 45 not want you on their DT. Wish you all the luck in the world Shirl.
    Irene xx

  4. Susan McCormack says:

    Love the wallet Shirley
    Good luck with the competition
    Love Sue x

  5. Chris Warner says:

    These are gorgeous Shirley, so creative! Good luck!! Chris xxx

  6. coco says:

    Fabulous projects Shirl, both are amazing, so really finger crossed for you to be taken in the G45 team!!!!! Have a lovely week-end, hugs Coco xxx

  7. Meggymay says:

    Fantastic projects Shirley, Good Luck for the G45 DT call.

  8. Donna Ellis says:

    wow, two wonderful projects, Shirl! I can just imagine the fun you had piecing these together with the fabulous papers, techniques, and folds. Very imaginative. I’ve pinned your projects to get ideas for the future. I especially like the top portion, which is similar to a clutch. Thank you for sharing these ideas using UN-traditional colors in your projects – really striking! hugs, de

  9. Shirley says:

    Wow these are gorgeous projects Shirley! Your work is always amazing, they would be lucky to have you on their Design Team. I agree that Graphic 45 has the most beautiful papers. Good luck with the ‘audition’. Shirleyx

  10. Terry says:

    G-45 would do well to have you on board their DT! Your creations and use of Graphic 45 papers is always over the top fabulous! I love these projects and all the details! Best of luck with making the DT and my fingers and toes are crossed! Hugs!

  11. Pat says:

    You know what shirl I agree with terry g45would do well with you on board and it will be there loss if They don’t snatch you up all the luck in the world my love xxx

  12. butterfly says:

    Wishing you lots of luck… would so love to see you succeed! I think you use the papers beautifully, but even more I love to see the stamps in action. I know G45 are mainly about the papers, but I think they also make some of the loveliest stamps, and we don’t get to see nearly enough of them in DT projects over there… Love the Ladies Diary woman on the fold and gorgeous stamping throughout the wallet. And the file folder box is gorgeous – what a great showcase for those fabulous papers. Fingers crossed…
    Alison xx

  13. Anne R says:

    It has been an absolute delight going through the older posts (still loving the gorgeous tag holder!) and the two new ones on this post are fabulous, you really do make the most of the wonderful G45 papers. You would certainly be an asset to the G45 team and I wish you much luck with the audition – got my fingers crossed for you too Shirl. Hugs, Anne xx

  14. Silvia says:

    Wow, wow, wow – Shirley that’s a breathtaking project. Will keep my fingers crossed for you, too. 🙂

  15. Avril says:

    Love these two projects Shirely, the Card Box is a brilliant idea, love how you’ve made the contents so accessible. Love your Ladies Diary and all its details.
    Good Luck with the G45 team, you would be an asset I’m sure.
    Avril xx

  16. Hello Shirl, can I call you that? Well, I just love your style. The mixing and matching collections is so fun and beautifully done. Thank you for auditioning for the Graphic 45 Design Team. Happy Papercrafting!

  17. Good luck with your submission 🙂

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