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April 24, 2014

Graphic 45 Sneak Peeks Day 4: Come Away with Me

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Happy Thursday G45ers,

Welcome to another day of Sneak Peeks! Today we introduce our thrilling new collection, Come Away with Me! This is a gorgeous collection perfect for our adventuring G45ers. It will whisk you away on a grand journey! Then, we will share a wonderful By the Sea layout and tutorial from Denise Johnson.  

It's time to announce our Sneak Peek Winners from yesterday! Our randomly chosen winners are...

From Facebook:

Janice Schwartz: Love the new EERIE line. Always looking for more feminine ideas for my granddaughters halloween cards. Think this line will work well with Steampunk as well

Karly Mauldin: It keeps getting better!

Dee McGuire Fisher: This is a must have collection. Love it. 

From the Blog:

Aggie Stiefer: What a great Halloween collection, love it. 

Kim Stirrett: As usual, the accessories are awesome.

Lara Walker: I think this is one of your best collections EVER!!!!!!!!!! I seriously LOVE it. I'm seeing a lot of projects with this line... whoohoo!

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

Don't forget to comment here on the blog or on Facebook for SIX more chances to Win It Before You Can Buy It! You will be entered to win Come Away with Me today! 

All aboard for a grand voyage of discovery with Graphic 45! Introducing Come Away With Me, a lavish new collection that celebrates the thrill of travel! Sail the high seas in opulent ships, explore sprawling landscapes on the railroad and soar to new heights in old-fashioned airplanes. Map your journey with gorgeous vintage-inspired designs and soft pastel colors. Come Away With Me features vivid ocean blues, velvety pinks, emerald greens and soft creams. This adventurous new collection includes 8 beautiful double-sided papers, 12x12 and 8x8 paper pads, coordinating die-cut chipboard, sticker sheet, stamps, and cardstock Tags & Pockets embellishments. A creative voyage awaits you with Come Away With Me from Graphic 45!

"Come Away with Me"






"Pleasure Trip"


"Travel Odyssey"


"Vintage Voyage"




"Look Out World"


Isn't this the most beautiful collection? Join us tomorrow for Sneak Peeks of the embellishments, stamps, and paper pads that go along with this great paper collection. What ideas are spinning in your head?

Before we leave you today, we will take you on an adventure By the Sea! Denise Johnson shares this beautiful layout and tutorial. Perfect for documenting memories and for home decor!



Denise Johnson's By the Sea Layout Tutorial


Love this hidden mini on the layout! What a great idea!




Another look at the hidden mini on the layout...



Supplies used:

 By the Sea 12x12 paper My Anchor
By the Sea 12x12 paper Set Sail
By the Sea 12x12 paper Sand and Surf
By the Sea Cardstock Stickers
Graphic 45 Staples- Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads
Graphic 45 Staples- Shabby Chic Door Pulls
Graphic 45 Staples- Shabby Chic Key Holes
Graphic 45 Staples- Washi Tape
Gina's Designs- Beach Shape Set
Petaloo Flowers
Core'dinations Cardstock
Embossing ink and powders
Pearl Effects powder
Kosher Salt
Homemade Walnut Ink solution
Distressing ink
Whitewash paint
Spanish moss
Found shells

Thanks for joining us on the blog today! Are you excited about Come Away with Me? Join us tomorrow for more Sneak Peeks and more chances to win! Don't forget to comment to win today as well.

Dreaming of Adventure,

Graphic 45

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

April 23, 2014

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

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


April 22, 2014

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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G45 botanical tea_tag 2_march_karen shady

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

April 21, 2014

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

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


March 27, 2014

Announcing the 30 Finalists for the 2014 Graphic 45 Design Team!

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Hello G45ers,

It's a day of big news today here on the blog! We are announcing our top 30 finalists for the Design Team! Then, we have our 45 giveaways still going strong and a brand new blog contest. We'll have some great project shares later today. Karen Shady has a wonderful Mother Goose layout tutorial. Clare Charvill shares a beautiful By the Sea LO. It's a huge day!

We Want You Design Poster 2014 (1)

Top 30 Finalists for the Design Team

This year we had the most amazing applicants, and this was the hardest year yet to narrow down to our Top 30 Design Team Finalists! Thanks to everyone who submitted, and we can't wait to see your next round of submissions, Top 30! Congratulations!

Top 30 Design Team Finalists (in alphabetical order)

1. Andrew Roberts - Australia
2. Angelica Stark - Sweden
3. Annette Green - USA
4. Bobbi Smith - USA
5. Donna Espiritu - Saudi Arabia
6. Emily Martina - USA
7. Erica Houghton - USA
8. Evgenia Petzer - South Africa
9. Ginger Ropp - USA
10. Ginny Nemchak - USA
11. Gunn-Eirill Gjelseth-Rauan - Norway
12. Jarrier Angélique - France
13. Katie Zoey Ho - Singapore
14. Keri Sallee - USA
15. Lora Mahaffey - USA
16. Lori Williams - USA
17. Lydia Bernard - France
18. Maggi Harding - USA
19. Maggie Armstrong - New Zealand
20. Miranda Edney - USA
21. Nadya Lifa - Russia
22. Nichola Battilana - Canada
23. Raquel Martin Fernandez (Tati Scrap) - Spain
24. Rhea Freitag - USA
25. Romy Veul - The Netherlands
26. Solange Marques - Brazil
27. Song Li - USA
28. Tanya Dudkina - Ukraine
29. Trudi Harrison - Australia
30. Yumi Muraea - Japan

Graphic 45 Ambassadors

31. Jane Tregenza - Australia
32. Laura Denison - USA

Congratulations! Here is a reminder of the Design Team Application Round Two. Email your Round Two submissions to [email protected]


We can't wait to see the next round of submissions!

G45 Giveaways


The 45 giveaways continues! Let's announce the winners from yesterday's 45,000 Facebook Fans giveaways! Our randomly chosen winners from the contests yesterday are:

Blog Winners:

1. Mary Puskar
2. Shellie Geigle

Facebook Winners:

1. Jean Bullock
2. Lois Key
3. Robin Gentry

Instagram Winners:

1. RJ Avery (username thriftycraftermale)
2. Username divalenz145

Twitter Winners:

1. Janis (Username JanisinIdaho)
2. Sherry Hartsoe (username BRCSHERRY)

Congrats! Winners, please email [email protected] to claim your prize. Thanks to everyone for joining in our social media party, there are NINE more chances to win tomorrow - so join us here on the blog, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

Here is today's blog contest. This is a great prize pack full of Good ol' Sport goodies! Just comment here on our blog to win. We'll announce two winners tomorrow.


This vivid and vibrant Mother Goose layout is by the talented Karen. She shares a great step-by-step tutorial. Isn't this wonderful?

Graphic 45_ Mother goose layout_March family friendly step x step, karen Shady

Graphic 45_Mother goose_layout_ closeup 1_march_karen shady

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Materials list: Graphic 45 ‘Mother goose’ paper collection – Mother Goose, Storytime, A Pocket Full of Posies, Little Boy Blue

Other: Manor House Creations flowers and leaves, Magnolia doo-hicky die, black card, foam tape.

Karen Shady's Mother Goose Layout Tutorial


1. Cut the frame from the ‘Mother goose paper


2. Turn the paper over, and use reverse side of ‘Mother goose’ paper. Adhere both to cardstock backing.


3. To create the sun, cut a circle shape from ‘A pocket full of posies’ paper, roughly 14 cm (5.4 inches) diameter. TIP: I have used a die to cut the circle, but, you can use any small round object, such as a plate, a lid or similar.


4. Draw and cut out 1 ‘sun ray’, then use that as a guide to cut 5 more, the same size.


5. Cut a rectangle to size, from ‘Story time’ paper, and assemble as shown above. Add your photos, and a die cut fence, cut from black cardstock.




6. Fussy cut above images, mount onto foam tape, and adhere, as shown onto layout, along with your choice of flowers, and leaves.

Graphic 45_ Mother goose layout_March family friendly step x step, karen Shady

Clare brings the beauty of the sea with this By the Sea layout. Such great fussy cut elements and framing!

"There’s nothing like a cliff walk to blow away the cobwebs, and what better paper collection to capture the memory than By the Sea. I used two of the orange papers for the back ground and then added a mount to the picture and a few cut a-parts to frame it. I couldn’t resist adding the sailing ship on the waves albeit in the shallows lol!" - Clare

By The Sea Layout CHA 2014 Clare Charvill Pic 1

By the Sea Layout CHA 2014 Clare Charvill Pic 2

By the Sea Layout CHA 2014 Clare Charvill Pic 3

By the Sea Layout CHA 2014 Clare Charvill Pic 4

By the Sea Layout CHA 2014 Clare Charvill Pic 5

Supply List

By the Sea 12 x 12 papers
My Anchor
By the Sea
Sand and Surf
Kraft Card
Core'Dinations (Darks) card stock
Vintage photo Ink
Molly Blooms Beach Hut stamp
Foam Dots

What a great day on the blog! Congratulations to our 30 finalists. We are so excited about this year's Design Team Call. Huge thanks to Karen and Clare as well. Don't forget to comment on the blog to win!

Loving Layouts,

Graphic 45