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Apr 23, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Graphic 45 Sneak Peeks Day 3: An Eerie Tale

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Welcome G45ers,

It's another day of An Eerie Tale Sneak Peeks here on the blog, and hopefully the blog will be completely back to normal very soon. Thanks for your patience as we wait for Typepad to get back up and running 100%. Our G45ers are the best! Today, you will get to see the new cling stamps and paper pads with this magical new collection. Then, we will share a luscious layout by Maria Cole using Botanical Tea.

Now, for the fun part, who won our Win It Before You Can Buy It prize packs from yesterday's blog? Our six randomly chosen winners from our blog and Facebook are...

From Facebook:

- Leanne White: Haven't won anything yet from my favorite paper. Who knows?

- June Thomas: Beautiful papers! Can't wait to see more!

- Sheri Franklin Wheeler: Crossing my fingers for luck!

From the Blog:

- Terri Turner: Awesome collection. Would be so much fun to win. My birthday is the day before Halloween. . . so, needless to say, I love Halloween. Thank you for the great giveaway. Would love to create with this collection!!

- Susan Hirsch: I LOVE the colors of this new collection! Thank you for the sneak peek. Makes me want to create something awesome!

- Anne Wiese: I love the color combinations! I can see a lot of wonderful fall projects in store. Can't wait to get my hands on them!

Congratulations, winners! Please email [email protected] to claim your prizes.

Don't forget that there are SIX more chances to Win It Before You Can Buy It! Just comment here on on our Facebook page to win a $25 prize pack of An Eerie Tale. Thanks for joining us for these fun Sneak Peeks!

Enjoy these Sneak Peeks of our new cling stamps and paper pads that accompany An Eerie Tale! What fun stamp images to add to many projects. Also, our G45ers have been asking, start looking for these new collections in stores in late May!

An Eerie Tale Cling Stamp 1


An Eerie Tale Cling Stamp 2


An Eerie Tale Cling Stamp 3


An Eerie Tale 12x12 and 8x8 Paper Pads


An Eerie Tale 6x6 Paper Pad


6x6 Paper Images


We cannot leave you without some Botanical Tea beauty. Maria Cole made a beautiful layout to brighten your Wednesday!

"Botanical Tea is one of the most versatile Graphic 45 lines ever! I love how it works so beautifully for any occasion, especially weddings. This is one of my favorite photos taken by my friends at Falcusan Photography. Since the photo is black and white, I felt the soft pastels from Botanical Tea would complement it quite well. If you haven’t already, make sure you load up on Botanical Tea – the possibilities are endless!" -Maria







Botanical Tea Layout Supplies

 Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Botanical Tea
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Flora
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Fauna
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Robin’s Egg
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Hello Friend
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Herbal Infusion
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Just Because
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Banners
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Stickers
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Chipboard 1
Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Brads
Martha Stewart Caning Pattern Punch
Petaloo flowers
Recollections flowers

Thanks so much for joining us today. We hope you enjoyed An Eerie Tale Sneak Peeks, tomorrow we introduce Come Away with Me! Join us for more fun and more chances to win. Don't forget to comment today to win An Eerie Tale before you can buy it!

Your Pals in Paper,

Graphic 45

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Apr 22, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Graphic 45 Sneak Peeks Day 2: An Eerie Tale

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Happy Tuesday G45ers,


Thanks so much for your patience yesterday as we dealt with Typepad, our blog host, being down all day due to a hacker attack. They worked diligently yesterday, so hopefully today we'll have a beautifully working blog for you! Welcome to another day of Sneak Peeks of An Eerie Tale, one of our exciting Spring releases.Then, we will close out the day with absolutely wonderful tags from Karen Shady using Botanical Tea.

Don't forget to comment on the blog or on Facebook today to get a chance to Win It Before You Can Buy It! We will randomly choose 6 winners from the comments to get a fantastic prize prize of this brand new collection before it hits stores! Let's announce our randomly chosen winners from yesterday....

From Facebook:

-Melissa Torres Divelbiss: Very versatile collection for the fall season! Beautiful colors and images and I love that it's a little more on the soft feminine side. Those roses are gorgeous!

-Pamela Wooton Heinowski: The colors on An Eerie Tale are scrumptious. Good job, as usual!

-Angel Rice: It keeps crashing on me- whether I'm trying to view the blog through FB or the internet app maybe too many people are trying to view the new collection :) [Thanks for your patience while our blog was having trouble!]

From the blog:

-Sharon Young: Great new team! Congrats! Looking forward to the inspiration in the year ahead. I'm a sucker for fall and Halloween paper. Thanks for the sneak peek.

-Kathlene Ford:Walters: Love the colors. Your collections never disappoint.

-Christina Widemark: Love the colors, the pumpkins, beautiful!

Congratulations, winners! Please email [email protected] to claim your prize. Remember to comment today for SIX more chances to win!

Now, let's jump into the great stickers, cardstock embellishments, and chipboard tags that come with this fantastic new collection. Enjoy these Sneak Peeks!

An Eerie Tale Stickers


An Eerie Tale Alphabet Stickers


An Eerie Tale Chipboard Die-Cuts 1


An Eerie Tale Chipboard Die-Cuts 2


An Eerie Tale Cardstock Banners



An Eerie Tale Cardstock Flowers



An Eerie Tale Cardstock Tags & Pockets



What ideas are coming to mind? Are these Sneak Peeks providing excitement? Join us tomorrow for a closer look at this great collection.

Now, let Karen wow you with some absolutely wonderful tags using Botanical Tea. These are just beautiful and perfect for Spring!

"I much prefer making tags over cards. I find the dimensions much easier to work with, and I love that I can create all sorts of pretty, fancy tops and bottoms for them. They are great to give as a gift on their own, or attached to a present, or even to a bottle of wine. I have even been known to use a tag as an embellishment on my layouts.

I adore ‘Botanical tea’, and while I love every collection Graphic 45 creates, I honestly have to say, that this one is my all-time favourite. I love every single page, and can see myself using this beautiful collection, over, and over again." - Karen

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G45 botanical tea_tag 1_march_karen shady

Love the banner she created. Gorgeous!

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Karen's fussy cut flower and butterfly add so much dimension to this beautiful tag.

G45 botanical tea_tag 2 detail_march_karen shady

Tag #1 Products: Products: Botanical tea collection 12 x 12 papers – Flora, Herbal infusion, Fields of flowers, Fauna, Metal brads

Other – Dusty attic chipboard, Kaisercraft ‘Antique white’ paint, Tim Holtz distress ink, string, foam tape

Tag #2 Products: Botanical tea collection 12 x 12 papers – Fauna. Botanical tea 8 x 8 Paper pad, Metal brads

Other: Dusty attic chipboard, Kaisercraft ‘antique white’ paint, Tim holtz distress ink, string, foam tape.

Thanks for joining us today, and we hope you enjoyed the Sneak Peeks! Join us tomorrow for more of An Eerie Tale, and more chances to win!

Happy Papercrafting,

Graphic 45

Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here

Apr 21, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Announcing the 2014 Graphic 45 Design Team & An Eerie Tale Sneak Peeks!

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Our wonderful G45ers,

It's a huge day on the blog - we're introducing our 2014 Design Team. We are also sharing Sneak Peeks of our new collection, An Eerie Tale! Then, Anne Elisabeth Rostad shares a beautiful Couture card. What a day this will be. Let's jump right in, we know we can't wait to get to all the news!

We Want You Design Poster 2014 (1)

Today is the day! We announce our 2014 Graphic 45 Design Team. We are so inspired by each and every one of our finalists. This was our hardest decision to date. Thank you for sharing your heart, passion, and talent with us! We are so excited for this year.

2014-15 Graphic 45 Design Team
(in alphabetical order)

1. Andrew Roberts - Australia



2. Annette Green - USA


3. Donna Espiritu - Saudi Arabia


4. Ginger Ropp - USA


5. Ginny Nemchak - USA


6. Katie Zoey Ho - Singapore


7. Keri Sallee - USA


8. Lori Williams - USA


9. Miranda Edney - USA


10. Nadya Lifa - Russia


11. Nichola Battilana - Canada


12. Raquel Martin Fernandez Tati Scrap- Spain


13. Rhea Freitag - USA


14. Romy Veul - The Netherlands


15. Solange Marques - Brazil


16. Yumi Muraea - Japan


Graphic 45 Ambassadors

The Graphic 45 Ambassador program is a one-year contract. It is an invite-only program for educators. We are very excited to introduce this program!

Clare Charvill - UK
Jane Tregenza - Australia
Laura Denison - USA

Congratulations to our new Design Team! We have been so incredibly inspired and in awe of everyone's talent this year. What an inspiring group of designers. We are so excited about this coming year!

Now, let's introduce our new collection: An Eerie Tale! Don't forget to comment on the blog today or on Facebook. We will choose 6 winners of our Win It Before You Can Buy It contest! Six chances to win everyday this week - wow! It will be a wonderful time.

Graphic 45 welcomes you to a magical world of Halloween enchantment with our new collection, An Eerie Tale! Enter a whimsical land where spooky fables come to life with classic Graphic 45 vintage style. Bewitching bats and wise owls mingle with captivating characters and hypnotic designs.The beauty and splendor of Autumn comes to life with playful pumpkins, coiling vines and delicate roses. You'll be mesmerized by the saturated color palette of golden oranges, garden greens, dreamy purples, charcoal blacks and delicate creams. This fanciful new collection includes 12 beautiful double-sided papers, 12x12 and 8x8 paper pads, coordinating chipboard die-cuts, sticker sets, stamps, cardstock embellishments including Flowers, Tags & Pockets, and Banners, along with a 6x6 paper pad containing 36 sheets with coordinating patterns and solids. Tell your perfect Halloween story with An Eerie Tale, new from Graphic 45!

"An Eerie Tale"




"Fanciful Fable"


"Captivating Characters"


"Unsolved Mystery"


"Run and Hide"


"You Bewitch Me"


"Gone Batty"


"Magic Spell"


"Grand Illusion"




"Wicked Whimsey"


We are so overjoyed to share this collection with you. Join us tomorrow to see the great embellishments that go with this collection. How fun!

We can't live you without some creative inspiration. So, before we let you go today, here is a Couture card from Anne. What a gorgeous card.

"Made this card for my sister and used a frame from the gorgeous Couture papers from G45. Also used some banner cut outs and Chipboard cut out. Fussy cut the beautiful lady and put a tag behind.Colored the blue on the chipboard because I wanted a black and red card. Black tag is from Sizix. The red paper is from French country 6 x 6 paper pad." -Anne




Supply list:

Couture collection, Cardstock banner and chipboard cut outs and stamp set number 3, French Country 6 x 6 paper pad all from G45.

Black and cream cardstock, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, black Zig pen,Sizzix tag die, balck ribbon and flat back pearls.

Join us tomorrow for more Sneak Peeks, more inspiration, and 6 more chances to win! Wow!

Happy Project-Scheming,

Graphic 45

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Apr 18, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Happy Easter from Graphic 45!


Happy Friday, G45ers,

Welcome to the blog this fine Easter weekend. We wanted to leave you with some last-minute ideas to really set the spring scene. Arlene Cuevas shares a great idea which serves two purposes - decor and party favor! Then, Miranda Edney shows how easy and gorgeous Easter crafting can be with a tag tutorial. Sit back and enjoy these great ideas!

Before we jump in, we have a winner to announce! The winner of this week's blog contest chosen randomly from our blog comments is....

-Nicole Giusti: It is ridiculous how in love with all things G45 I am!!! Can't wait for new collections but love playing with the current ones!

Congratulations, Nicole! Please email [email protected] to claim your prize. Thanks for taking part this week, G45ers! We've been hearing whispers of Sneak Peeks next week, which means you'll have up to THIRTY chances to win next week! Wow! We cannot wait to see you Monday.


Before we begin, we have a very special birthday today! Join me in wishing Aimee Filimoehala a very Happy Birthday! We have a few fun questions for her great birthday blog. Aimee works so hard for Graphic 45 and we're so excited to celebrate her today. She is amazing!


 1. What have been you top highlights from Graphic 45 this past year?

First and foremost, it's always so great and REWARDING to meet all the wonderful folks out there that share a love for all things vintage inspired crafting!  To be a part of creating a product that brings out joy in people is really AMAZING!
On the business front, I'm currently focused on developing a new licensing division for G45 and its taken me back to the first days of starting the company, there's a lot of "troubleshooting" if you know what I mean.  I'm very excited about it and am looking forward to seeing G45 designs on many different mediums!

2. What's your favorite Graphic 45 product of all time? 

That's a hard one!  I would say that Communique reflects my style the most, I love the iconic Statue of Liberty image and all the vintage phones.  HOWEVER, I really love the fun colors from Hallowe'en in Wonderland.  That's definitely my favorite holiday line we've ever done!


3. Tell us more about Henry the Office dog, because he is one of our G45ers favorite! How many costumes *do* you have for him? And how did he get so handsome??

HA!  How many costumes does Henny-Penny have?!?!  Lets just say he has a few, many of the outfits are gifts from his Auntie Charee or are things we create in the office.  I mean come of folks, we work in a crafting office stock full of supplies.

These Botanical Tea Easter treat bags by Arlene serve double-duty - table decor and party favors! Enjoy her video tutorial below.

“These little treat bags are the perfect compliment to your dessert table this Easter. Use them as table decor and your guests can take one home when it’s time to go! I created a video tutorial showing you how I created these cute little bags and I even show you how to create your own crinkle paper from scratch. Hope you give these a try this Easter!” ~Arlene Cuevas



Arlene's YouTube Easter Tutorial






Product List:

Botanical Tea paper collection
I Am Roses Flowers
Coordinations Graphic 45 Signature Series cardstock - Lights
Cheery Lynn Designs Olive Branch Die
Crinkle paper
Martha Stewart border punch
Hershey’s Chocolate Easter Eggs
Hot glue

Miranda shows how fun and simply Easter crafting can be with this Sweet Sentiments Ruffle Easter Tag tutorial! Great idea.

"For the last couple months I’ve done a family-friendly tutorial. I want everyone to feel they can do the projects seen on the blog , cause you TRULY CAN! Especially this super easy egg tag! A few strips of paper and G45 Staples tags and you're set! Oh and water… you’ll need water ;)" - Miranda



Miranda's Ruffle Egg Tag Tutorial



 Graphic 45 Papers

 Sweet Sentiments-All My Love
Sweet Sentiments-Violet Bouquet
Sweet Sentiments-Spring has Sprung
Botanical Tea-Patterns & Solids
Botanical Tea-Birds of a Feather
Ivory Tag Staples
Water Bottle!
Ink , lace that’s it!

We hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend full of family and fun. Join us next week for a super special week on the blog - Spring Sneak Peeks! We cannot wait to see you!

Happy Easter,

Graphic 45

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Apr 17, 2014 5:00:00 AM

Tutorials and Treats with Sweet Sentiments

Maiko Miwa April project Sweet Sentiments #7

Top of the mornin' G45ers,

Welcome to our blog today! It's a few days before Easter and we have some great inspiration today. Annette Green shares a Sweet Sentiments centerpiece and tutorial. Secondly, Arlene Cuevas has a great Easter card idea. Then, we round out the blog with the most stunning Sweet Sentiments Easter basket and Egg mini album by Maiko! Enjoy a beautiful day on the blog.

Don't forget about our Typography giveaway this week! Just comment here on the blog to win this craft-tastic prize pack. Deadline is tonight, so comment now!


Annette shares a really fantastic idea for your Easter centerpiece and for some great treat holders. It will definitely wow your Easter guests. The best part is that it also has a tutorial!

"Sweet Sentiments paper has such beautiful pastels and imagery for Easter, I knew I had to use it for my Easter brunch this year. The new Ivory ATC tags inspired me to create unique treat holders and a centerpiece basket for my table. Then the egg blossoms evolved due to a happy accident when I got the eggs home from the craft store. These are so much fun to make and look so pretty on my table! I hope you’ll give them a try." - Annette



Annette's Easter Centerpiece & Treat Holder Video Tutorial



 Triangle Leaf Template Downloadable PDF

Download Hexagon Template Half-Annette


Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments 12 x 12 papers
Botanical Tea 12 x 12 and 6 x 6 papers
Ivory ATC Tags
Various adhesives
Scoring stylus
Large ball stylus (Susan’s Garden Tool Kit, Sizzix)
Scoring board
Cushioned mat
Ribbon & Lace
Bone Folder

Annette even shares some bonus projects that will be a part of her beautiful Easter spread this weekend. And they all have tutorials! If you need last-minute table and decor ideas, Annette has you covered!

Check out How to Create Springtime Napkin Rings by Annette Green on Snapguide.  

Annette's Napkin Ring Snapguide

Check out How to Create a Springtime Banner With ATC Tags by Annette Green on Snapguide.  

Annette's Spring Time ATC Banner Snapguide

Arlene makes wonderful cards. She also shares such creative uses of doilies and dies. Love this Easter card!






Product List:

Sweet Sentiments 8x8 paper pad
Core'dinations Graphic 45 Signature Series card stock
Sweet Sentiments Tags & Pockets
Sweet Sentiments Stickers
Staples Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key
I Am Roses Flowers
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst Spray
Cheery Lynn Designs Olive Branch die

White paper doilies (Owl & Thistle)

Maiko invokes such nostalgia and delight with this Easter basket made from our Washi Tape Set. And what a great twist on the traditional Easter Eggs - an Easter Egg mini album made from our Ivory ATC Staples! You will fall in love with this project. Also, enjoy her Snapguide to recreate your own!

Maiko Miwa April project Sweet Sentiments #10

Check out How to Make Washi-Tape Woven Basket by Maiko Miwa on Snapguide.  

Maiko's Sweet Sentiments Snapguide Tutorial

Maiko Miwa April project Sweet Sentiments #1

Maiko Miwa April project Sweet Sentiments #2

  Maiko Miwa April project Sweet Sentiments #3

Maiko reminds us that small canvas can pack a large punch! Her details are magical.

Maiko Miwa April project Sweet Sentiments #4

Maiko Miwa April project Sweet Sentiments #5

Maiko Miwa April project Sweet Sentiments #7

Maiko Miwa April project Sweet Sentiments #8

Supply List

Sweet Sentiments 8x8 Pad
Sweet Sentiments Chipboard
Sweet Sentiments Tags & Pockets
Washi Tape Set
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads

May Arts
Prima Marketing Inc

This put us in a handmade mood! What do you have up your DIY sleeves for Easter? Will you try any of these great ideas? Thanks for the great ideas Annette, Arlene, and Maiko!


Your Friends at Graphic 45

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