Sneak Peeks Day 3: Deluxe Collector's Edition - French Country
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!"
-Uzma Butt: "My brain is in crafting marathon mode - ideas galore for the best mini album ever!!"
-Kathyjocrafts: My Sleuthing skills detect an awesome new collection! Crafty projects will soon be afoot...
Thanks to everyone who took part! Winners, please email email@example.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:
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!
In Each Deluxe Collector's Edition Set you will receive two sheets of each of these 12x12 Design Sheets.
12"x12" Cardstock Sticker Sheet
Decorative & Journaling 6"x12" Chipboard
"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
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!)
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.
Stock the Pantry Party Invitations
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.
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:
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
Check out this Windmill Snapguide Tutorial.
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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