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Apr 28, 2017 5:00:00 AM

Creative Weekend Inspiration Featuring Alexandra's VH Box & Sandy's OCS Shaker Tag

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Hello, G45ers! 

Welcome to another wonderful day of Graphic 45 Design Team revelations. Today, we have two very different, but similarly well-crafted creations from Alexandra Morein and Sandy Trefger. Alexandra leads off with a lovely box made with the needleworkers in mind. This perfectly finished sewing box features our glamorous Vintage Hollywood collection and a ton of functional details. Check them out in her YouTube video and the images below! Next up, Sandy introduces us to her fun and fabulous Olde Curiosity Shoppe shaker tag. Starting with an upcycled product tag, Sandy adds an unbelievable amount of dimension, detail, and depth with thread, ribbon, sequins, and of course the inimitable imagery of Olde Curiosity Shoppe. Sandy also offers some valuable tips about creating your own shaker tag. We are so excited to share these beautiful pieces with you, but first it is time to announce our Master Detective and French Country Sneak Peek Win it Before You Can Buy It grand prize winners!
 
From the Blog:

-Debbie Siddle: "So adore off the page/3D projects. Love the collections. I would love to finally win with G45. Your products are out of this world! xxx"

From Facebook:

-Sarah Routledge: "WOW! This prize is amazing! I can't wait to create with Master Detective and French Country - whether I win or not, these are both such inspired collections that I simply must have them!"

From Instagram:

-Roxannebunn: "Wow, that Master Detective paper set is genius!" 

Congratulations to the lucky winners! We hope you enjoy getting a head start on creating with both Master Detective and French Country! For everyone else, these collections will be available at your local scrapbook store at the end of May. Now it is time for some creative inspiration to get the weekend off on the right foot! 

 

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Vintage Hollywood Octagon Sewing Box 
By Alexandra Morein

 "I always wonder, 'Who are the G45 blog’s readers?' Are they paper crafters only? Do they do any other crafts? Maybe some of them don’t do crafts at all, but just admire the beauty of the papers, and like to see the projects shared….

Even if most of the readers indeed are paper crafters, I am sure that everyone has a few needles, thread spools, a couple of scissors, and other tools which are intended for needlework. Well, I do! And I needed a place to store them all together; that’s why the idea of creating a sewing box came up. I also upcycled an empty duck tape spool, and in my box it serves as a pin cushion holder.

For embellishing the box, I’ve used the Vintage Hollywood collection. All the Hollywood stars needed a lot of costumes, so someone had to sew them, right?

 I hope you will be inspired by my project and the look of the “always-stunning-and-must-have” papers from Graphic 45." ~Alexandra Morein

 

You can have a look at the box in my YouTube video presentation too.

 

 

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Vintage Hollywood Octagon Box  Project by Alexandra Morein  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 3




Graphic 45 Supplies:

Vintage Hollywood 12x12 Patterns & Solids Pad
Vintage Hollywood 12x12 Pad

 

 

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Shaker Tag  Sandy Trefger

 "If you look at the packaging that many of the Graphic 45 metal embellishments come in, you’ll see that they are shaped like a tag and even have the eyelet hole at the top.  And some have a perfectly smooth but slightly raised piece of plastic over the embellishments as part of the package.  When I saw this type of packaging on my Graphic 45 Ornate Metal brads, I saved it to create my shaker tag.  There are so many wonderful possibilities to upcycle and create a project out of packaging so look at them closely to save for future projects. Happy Crafting" ~Sandy Trefger

 

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Olde Curiosity Shoppe - Deluxe Collector's Edition
Features two of twelve 12"x12" double-sided papers, Cardstock Sticker Sheet, and decorative chipboard.  

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Shaker Tag  Olde Curiosity Shoppe  Tutorial by Sandy Trefger  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 002

Tip:
When creating a shaker element on a tag or card, you want to have plenty of room between the back of the area and the front plastic area.  If you assemble the shaker element with foam tape to hold the back and plastic front together and to give you that lift for the bits to shake, those bits often get stuck to the sticky edge of the foam tape.  To eliminate this, create your sides out of strips of chipboard or several layers of cardstock strips and use glue, not sticky tape.  This way you get the lift you need and nothing sticks to the edges on the inside of your shaker element.  If your shaker element is a square, rectangle or circle, you can easily cut your frame layers out of cardstock with a die and glue those together.  Add interest to your shaker by using different colors and items to shake such as rhinestones with seed beads.


Graphic 45 Supplies:

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Deluxe Collector’s Edition
Packaging of Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Brads

Other Supplies:


Black Cardstock or Chipboard Scraps
Gold Seed Beads
Pretty Pink Posh Nature Mix Sequins
Petaloo Fancy Trims Crochet Lace Trim, Red 2
Petaloo Flowers Chantilly Velvet Hydrangeas, Red
Miniature Roses
Button String
Wink of Stella, Clear
Liquid Adhesive


Thanks so much for joining us today. We are also very thankful for the talent Alexandra and Sandy have shared featuring Graphic 45 Vintage Hollywood and Olde Curiosity Shoppe. Hopefully, these projects will inspire everyone going into this final weekend of April showers, and we will see you here Monday, along with some new creations and those May flowers. We'd love to hear about what you will be working on this weekend in the comments below.

Happy Papercrafting!  

 

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Apr 27, 2017 5:00:00 AM

Sneak Peek Report: Master Detective & French Country DCE

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Hello, G45ers!

Thanks for joining us today as we wrap up Sneak Peeks of the latest Graphic 45 releases, Master Detective and a Deluxe Collector's Edition of the long sought after French Country. We hope you enjoyed tracking the clues and exploring the sights as we revealed the secrets and beauty these two collections have to offer. Today, we will conclude the adventure with a recap and some final inspirational creations from our very own designers. In addition, we decided to extend the contest and offer three final chances to Win It Before You Can Buy It with special grand prizes for the lucky winners. First, it is time to announce yesterday's prize winners. 

From the Blog:

-Elizabeth Fincher:

"Living up to and exceeding your reputation as having the MOST beautiful papers! I'm a tea person, so my first thought is a tea box that will be a show stopper! Thanks for the opportunity to win."

From Facebook: We decided to pick two winners since we saw some of you not only commenting but spreading the G45 love by tagging a friend you thought would be interested too!  

-Donna Eby(&): "Kristy Gagnon Phillips! This is the paper I was telling you about"

From Instagram:

-tamebirdwhispers: "Glad to see more classic collections being re- released."

Thanks to everyone who took part! Winners, please email info@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Remember to enter again for another chance to win both Master Detective and French Country today! You have THREE final chances to Win It Before You Can Buy It! Just comment here on the blog, Facebook and/or Instagram to be entered to win a grand prize featuring Master Detective 12x12, 8x8, and Patterns & Solids paper pads, die-cut Tags and Pockets, a Chipboard, Ephemera cards, Stickers, and a French Country DCE! Wow, that is over a $100 value!

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Enter the mysterious world of Sherlock Holmes, the Master Detective—our latest collection is inspired by clever clues, sinister secrets, and dastardly deeds.  This collection includes 8 double-sided papers, 12x12 and 8x8 paper pads, a 12x12 Patterns & Solids pad (new 16-page size), coordinating chipboard, cardstock tags & pockets, journaling & ephemera cards, and decorative cardstock stickers.  Get out your magnifying glass and let's figure out whodunnit?  

 

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French Country - Deluxe Collector's Edition

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Graphic 45 invites you to step into an enriching landscape filled with decadence and rustic charm. Introducing French Country, a stunning collection that celebrates the splendor of the abundant French pastoral. Journey to a simpler time when quaint cottages and family farms were nestled harmoniously amid picturesque scenery. Every gorgeous page combines the opulence of vintage-inspired French style with the copious bounty of the land. The richly saturated Graphic 45 color pallet includes sunflower yellows, rustic reds, cornflower blues, olive greens and cinnamon browns. This incredible Deluxe Collector's Edition includes 12 beautiful double-sided papers, a coordinating chipboard die-cuts, and 12x12 Cardstock Sticker Sheet. Enjoy inspiration à la carte with the new French Country collection only from Graphic 45!

 

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Unique papercrafting can be as simple as covering a Home Decor surface to add a pop of color and interest to any room. 


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 Diane and her team love to cover everything from Graphic 45 boxes and albums to lamp shades and toy trucks.  Let your imagination bloom with ideas.  

 

We hope you enjoyed this final Sneak Peek of Master Detective and our French Country - DCE. Thanks so much for letting us share the excitement with you. Don't forget to enter to Win It Before You Can Buy It and to keep a look out for these two lovely collections, due to arrive on store shelves around the end of May.We'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below now that we have all the information out there. We hope to hear your keenest observations if you are not too busy relaxing in the countryside. Please join us tomorrow as we reveal the grand prize winners and share more beautiful work from our ever-inventive and hardworking design team. 

Happy Papercrafting!  

 

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Apr 26, 2017 5:00:00 AM

Sneak Peeks Day 3: Deluxe Collector's Edition - French Country

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Bonjour, G45ers!

Welcome to another amazing day of sneak peeks here at the Graphic 45 blog. We are thrilled that you've stopped by to see incredible images of our latest Deluxe Collector's Edition - French Country.  We are excited to be bringing this collection back to stores. As some of you know, we love feedback and requests.  Each time someone emails, comments, or calls in with a product request, we jot it down on a spreadsheet. When it comes time for product brainstorming, we have all that information at our fingertips on what our G45ers want. With that being said, French Country has been one of our all-time most requested collections to bring back. Following the sneak peeks we have a special "Stock the Pantry" set by Maggi Harding, using her French Country collection she pulled from her vault.  Before we reveal French Country, it is time to announce yesterday's Master Detective - Win It Before You Can Buy It prize winners. 

From the Blog:

-Penny Whitlock: "I would love to create a mini album with the Master Detective paper ... love it!"

From Facebook:

-Uzma Butt: "My brain is in crafting marathon mode - ideas galore for the best mini album ever!!"

From Instagram:

-Kathyjocrafts: My Sleuthing skills detect an awesome new collection! Crafty projects will soon be afoot...

Thanks to everyone who took part! Winners, please email info@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Remember to enter again for another chance to win the French Country - Deluxe Collector's Edition today! You have THREE chances to Win It Before You Can Buy It! Just comment here on the blog, Facebook and/or Instagram to win. Hooray!

Now, feast your eyes on this gorgeous new collection:


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Graphic 45 invites you to step into an enriching landscape filled with decadence and rustic charm. Introducing French Country, a stunning new collection that celebrates the splendor of the abundant French pastoral. Journey to a simpler time when quaint cottages and family farms were nestled harmoniously amid picturesque scenery. Every gorgeous page combines the opulence of vintage-inspired French style with the copious bounty of the land. The richly saturated Graphic 45 color pallet includes sunflower yellows, rustic reds, cornflower blues, olive greens and cinnamon browns. This incredible Deluxe Collector's Edition includes two of each 12 double-sided papers, a coordinating chipboard die-cuts, and 12x12 Cardstock Sticker Sheet. Enjoy inspiration à la carte with the new French Country collection only from Graphic 45!

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In Each Deluxe Collector's Edition Set you will receive two sheets of each of these 12x12 Design Sheets.

 

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12"x12" Cardstock Sticker Sheet


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Decorative & Journaling 6"x12" Chipboard 

 

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French Country Stock the Pantry Party Set
By Maggi Harding
 

"The wedding season is coming up and if you are hosting an event for the bride-to-be, here's a fun idea. Host a Stock the Pantry shower, and ask your guests to bring things for the pantry and kitchen.  Include a blank recipe card with the invitations so that your guests can bring their favorite recipe for the new bride.  For my Stock the Pantry shower, I have a party set that includes a banner, a recipe box, and invitations." ~Maggi Harding

 

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Recipe Box 

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To make the recipe box, I first covered it with our DIY craft paper.  That's such great paper for these kinds of projects.  Then I added decorative paper layers and borders from my hoarded French Country stash.  (You know that was hard to do 'cause I just don't ever want to see the end of that collection!)

 

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Pantry Banner


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The banner is made with red ATC Alpha tags.  I backed the tags with scraps from French Country and added some small cut-a-part,  as well as a couple of mason jar die-cuts decorated with my favorite French Country border, the rooster, and chickens.

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Stock the Pantry Party Invitations

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For the invitations, I die-cut some mason jars and adhered them, just at the top, to 3.25" x 5" rectangles of design paper.  Then I punched two holes and tied a cute little bow around the neck of the jar.  The jar lifts up to reveal the details of the party.

 

Decorating tips:  
Use painted mason jars in different sizes filled with wildflowers as a centerpiece.  Delight your guests with a really great jam as a party favor; even better, gift small jars of homemade jam. Pinterest has so many great ideas for mason jars-be sure to peruse them all.



Graphic 45 Supplies:

Graphic 45 French Country Collection:
12 x 12 paper pad
8 x 8 paper pad
Tags and Banner
Alpha Banner ATC red
Staples Ornate Metal Label Holder
Staples DIY Craft Paper-Number & Stripe

Other Supplies:

3/8" and 5/8" black gingham ribbon
Petaloo Darjeeling Dahlias - tea stained yellow
Petaloo Darjeeling Mini Mix - tea stained spice
Petaloo Burlap Small Sunflowers - yellow
Petaloo Burlap Mini Daisies - antique red
Petaloo canvas daisies
Red jute twine
American Crafts banner punch
Art-C® Stamp & Die Cut Set, Mason Jar 
Sizzix Mason Jar die and embossing folder

 

Looking for more (P)inspiration?  Check out our French Country board.

 

Big thanks to Maggi for sharing this fabulous party set and gift, and of course to you for joining us!  Be sure to leave some feedback on the new collection, pass on any future Deluxe Collector's Edition requests, and just say "hello" in the comments below for your chance to be entered to win.  Tomorrow we will announce the three winners, share more projects from these new lines, and spread more joy, so be sure to join us.  

Au Revoir and Happy Papercrafting!

 

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Apr 25, 2017 5:00:00 AM

Sneak Peek Alert Day 2: Master Detective

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Hello, G45ers!

Today, we are continuing to reveal the sinister secrets of Graphic 45's Sherlock Holmes inspired collection, Master Detective. We hope you enjoy these mysterious Sneak Peeks, including all the intricate embellishments and some lovely finished projects that will provide the evidence for just how versatile this collection can be. Expect to see the Master Detective collection in stores around late May. The game is afoot, but first it is time to announce yesterday's Win It Before You Can Buy It prize winners. 

From the Blog:

-Karen Welch:

Oh wow! I see many wonderful projects in this paper collection. It's no mystery to me how incredible this paper is and so me!! I love Sherlock Holmes and have forever so this is like a personal request from me!. Thanks again I cannot wait to get mine!

From Facebook:

-Jeri Stewart: Love the subject. And as usual, the colors rock!

From Instagram:

-Lynda Smith: Amazing!

Thanks to everyone who took part! Winners, please email info@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Remember to enter again for another chance to win Master Detective today! You have THREE final chances to Win It Before You Can Buy It! Just comment here on the blog or on Facebook or on Instagram to win an 8x8 paper pad,  Ephemera cards, a Chipboard, and die-cut Tags and Pockets from Master Detective. Hooray!

Now, let's take a look at the rest of the goodies in this gorgeous new collection:

 

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Patterns & Solids 12x12 Paper Pad

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3-apothecary-blk 4-houndstooth-blk
5-apothecary-gold 6-text-gold
7-apothecary-green 8-houndstooth-green

 

 The Patterns and Solids Paper Pads include 16 sheets, 8 patterns/solid paper, 2 sheets per design. 


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Master Detective Ephemera & Journaling Cards - include 32 pieces, 16 4"x6", and 16 3"x4"


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Master Detective Journaling & Decorative Chipboard



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Master Detective 12x12 Sticker Sheet

 

Below, we have more gorgeous ideas from Diane Schultz's workshop! Wow!

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Thank you for joining us today, gumshoes! That solves the mystery of Master Detective, available in stores next month. Don't forget to enter to Win It Before You Can Buy It! Please join us again tomorrow as we explore the majestic return of our French Country in the form of a beautiful Deluxe Collector's Edition and to find out which G45ers will win today's giveaways.

Happy Papercrafting!

ChareeSignatureBlog

 

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Apr 24, 2017 5:00:00 AM

Sneak Peek Alert Day 1: Master Detective

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Hello, G45ers!

We are so excited to reveal our latest Graphic 45 releases this week! Thank for joining us as we start to unravel the mystery of what we have been working on for our Spring collection. Today, we're going to cover our Sneak Peek schedule, provide a first look at our latest collection-Master Detective, and give you all the clues about Sneak Peek Win It Before You Can Buy It giveaways! Tomorrow, we will continue to follow the trail of the Master Detective, and Wednesday & Thursday will bring details of our latest Deluxe Collector's Edition, French Country. It is one of the most requested from our vaults, and we are as excited as you to head back to the rustic French Country. I detect that you are ready for the details, so pick up your magnifying glass and examine our latest. 

 

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Enter the mysterious world of Sherlock Holmes, the Master Detective—our latest collection is inspired by clever clues, sinister secrets, and dastardly deeds.  This collection includes 8 double-sided papers, 12x12 and 8x8 paper pads, a 12x12 Patterns & Solids pad (new 16-page size), coordinating chipboard, cardstock tags & pockets, journaling & ephemera cards, and decorative cardstock stickers.  Get out your magnifying glass and let's figure out whodunnit?  

 

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Master Detective 12x12 Paper Pad

 

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Master Detective 8x8 Paper Pad


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Beautiful Mystery

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Get a Clue

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Whodunnit

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Web of Lies

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Sinister Secrets 

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Dastardly Deeds 

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It's Elementary

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I'm Dying to See You - Jewelry Box
 

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It's Elementary - Stacked Hat Boxes

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We hope you enjoyed this first look at the Master Detective in action and we are so glad you joined us today. In honor of this week of Sneak Peeks, we will be giving away three Win It Before You Can Buy It prizes per day with winners announced right here on the blog. Entering is elementary, dear G45ers. Please comment below, on Facebook, and Instagram Sneak Peek posts. Each $30 prize pack consists of product from the collection being featured in the preview. Winners will be announced the following day so remember to join us again tomorrow to find out "whowunnit" and to get more sneak peeks of the latest Graphic 45 collections.

Happy Papercrafting!

ChareeSignatureBlog

 

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