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July 10, 2013

Graphic 45 CHA Sneak Peeks Day 8: 12 Days of Christmas

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Hello G45ers,

Are you ready for a joyful dose of Christmas in July?! We're continuing our dazzling sneak peeks of our new holiday collection The Twelve Days of Christmas! Today we will share six more gorgeous new papers from this fabulous collection! We also have more prize winners to announce! Then we're going to share two fun and easy card tutorials from our Design Team! It's going to be a magical day! We begin this amazing day by announcing our 4 "Win It Before You Buy It" contest winners! We are giving away 4 Twelve Days of Christmas prize packs every day during our sneak peeks! You could win a Twelve Days of Christmas 8x8 paper pad, Stickers, Chipboard Die-Cuts and cardstock Tags & Pockets before they arrive in stores! That's a $25 value! Just leave us a blog or Facebook comment today for your chance to win! We will announce today's 4 random winners along with more sneak peeks from Twelve Days of Christmas on tomorrow's blog! And our randomly chosen winners from yesterday are...

From the Blog:

-Kathy Schlegle: "Christmas collection is awesome, love Graphic 45 paper and I would love two win one of the Christmas packages Graphic 45 is my favorite paper. Love the vintage look of it and the awesome colors."

-Tammy Kimray: "I do "BELIEVE" this is going to be a instant favorite of mine. I love what you did with this one. Thank you for a chance to win it."

From Facebook:

-Collene Gibbons Perkins:

"Twas months before Christmas
Yet Daily I Strive
To contain My Enthusiasm 
For The Arrival of Graphic 45!!!
The Twelve Days of Christmas
Will Surely be a Treasure
Creating my Christmas pages
Will be Such a Great Pleasure!!!
With their Old World Charm
I dream in Red, Green and Gold
You Never Disappoint Me
Your Designs Beautiful and Bold!!!!
I spend Hours and Hours
With Graphic 45 Starring In My Dreams
Forever I Remain 
Your Biggest Fan Colleen!!!!!!!
I Absolutely Love Your New Collection "The Twelve Days of Christmas"

-Sam Crawford: "I soooooooooooo LOVE this collection,I would be estatic if I won!!!what an awesome Early Christmas present to me it would be...I would very much like to win this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Congratulations! Will today's winners please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize! Prize packs will begin shipping in early August. Stay tuned to tomorrow's blog for more sneak peeks and prize winner announcements!

And now it's time to behold more breathtaking papers from The Twelve Days of Christmas! Get ready to be swept off your feet by these elegant new designs! Just imagine the fun you'll have crafting with this exquisite new collection!

"Pear Tree"

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"Swans a Swimming"

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"My True Love"

Graphic 45 Sneak Peek Twelve Days of Christmas, holiday, CHA Summer 2013

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"Ladies Dancing"

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"Holly and Ivy"

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"Drummers Drumming"

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Now it's time to share some glorious card inspiration from our Design Team! We begin with this whimsical Steampunk Spells card by Susan Lui! This fun and easy card is just perfect for Halloween! Follow along with Susan's simple tutorial to create this spooktacular card for someone you love! Take it away, Susan!

Here’s a quick card I made using Graphic 45’s new Steampunk Spells collection. This collection is perfect for Halloween cards but I wanted to make one for a fun all-purpose greeting. So here it is, playing on the phrase ‘Time Flies when you’re having fun.”

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Supplies:

Steampunk Spells Vintage Voyage, Tick-Tock, Beware

Tutorial:

1. What you’ll need:

This card makes use of just 3 sheets of Steampunk Spells patterned papers – Vintage Voyage, Tick-Tock and Beware.

a)    Trim a 9 x 6.5 inch sheet from Beware

b)   Cut three clocks from Tick-Tock, one in each size; and the words ‘Time Flies’.

c)    Select a rectangular panel from Vintage Voyage

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2. Fold the Beware patterned paper in half to form the base of your card. Attach the rectangular panel from Vintage Voyage on to the card base.

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3. Stick on the words ‘Time Flies’ as shown and write ‘when you’re having fun’ below it.

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4. Attach the clocks using dimensional dots as shown and you’re done.

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Wasn't that fun?! Here we have another marvelous card that's perfect for any occasion! Behold this gorgeous Secret Garden card by Alberto Juarez! This sweet and simple card displays some amazing uses of the Secret Garden cardstock Flowers! This colorful creation would be the perfect way to brighten someone's day! Follow along with Alberto's fun and easy tutorial to recreate this splendid work of art!

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Tutorial:

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Supplies:

April showers

Meadow Lark

Secret Garden Flowers

Secret Garden Stickers

Secret Garden Alphabet stickers

May Art Ribbon

Paper Tape

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We hope you all had a great time on today's very special sneak peek blog! We want to thank Susan and Alberto for their inspiring creations today! Don't forget to leave us a blog or Facebook comment today for your chance to win our Tweleve Days of Christmas prize pack! We will announce 4 more winners on tomorrow's blog along with more sneak peeks and craft inspiration! We want to thank you all for stopping by and seeing us! We wish you all a very happy day!

With Love and Pretty Paper,

Your Friends at Graphic 45

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Comments

Such great projects, so many ideas... I LOVE the 12 Days paper... I so want to use it for my own 12 Days we do at xmas... AND the steampunk spells is awesome too!!!!!

So pretty

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Always
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Love the Beautiful new " The Twelve Day's of Christmas " collection. It is THE Perfect Christmas collection. Also Loving the Gorgeous projects today by DT members, Susan and Alberto.

I love it!! please pick me :)

Love, lve, love the new Christmas Collection. I will have so much fun playing with it.

I didn't know Christmas in July could be this exciting! The collection is beautiful and I can't wait to see what the Design team comes up with!

What awesome paper. I love admiring it and working with it.

Love the vintage look of this collection! I could make some beautiful cards with it and have to have it now!

The new Typography collection will work wonderfully with my card-making, especially with the inspirations for writing!

Love, love, love the 12 Days of Christmas Graphic 45 Papers . . . hope I can win it before it is on the market!!! Can pictures cute mini books with the papers.

Arleen

The typography line would be a great way to join the 50th club.. B-Day next week & I would love to win just cause I'm going be 50! graphic 45 & I hope you will be with us for at least another 50 years ;o)

I love the Twelve Days of Christmas Paper. In fact I love all the paper you have ever designed. Thanks for the opportunity to win the beautiful collection.

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