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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 submissions@g45papers.com.


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 joanna@g45papers.com 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

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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

March 11, 2014

Two Terrific Ideas with Typography and Botanical Tea


Our Dear G45ers,


Oh my! Do we have a great blog here for you today. We are in a mixed media and altered art sort of mood. How about you? Well, Nichola Battilana and Maiko Miwa have some great inspiration for us today. Nichola wows with a Typography altered printer's tray - tutorial included! Maiko shares her beauteous Botanical Tea Book Box. We also have some fun announcements about events upcoming and a great Facebook highlight!




Charee Filimoehala — Director of Customer Service and Social Media Coordinator

 “I joined the team in 2009 and haven’t looked back…what a life-changing experience this has been.  I love working with and around creative people and products (not to mention I like my co-workers quite a bit).  I spend my days working with our friendly stores and talented design team…the occasional trip somewhere warm is pretty nice too.”

Charee Filimoehala will be attending CHA @ NAMTA in Pittsburgh, PA this April 30-May 2, 2014. Attendees include retail buyers interested in seeing and purchasing art and creative supplies from manufacturers, importers, publishers and distributors. Charee will be teaching a wonderful Botanical Tea mini album workshop there.

"Discover the joy and brilliant color of springtime with Graphic 45! Join us for a fun and informative mini album class featuring our gorgeous new collection, Botanical Tea! This fabulous class will feature amazing new techniques for working with our new Shabby Chic Staples, Ivory Tag Album Staples and Artist Trading Tags! We'll be creating an elegant mini album that you'll treasure for a lifetime, while you learn stylish new methods for shabby chic distressing and dimensional layering! Get inspired for a new season of creativity with your friends at Graphic 45!" ~Charee

Botanical Tea Album


See more about CHA @ NAMTA

Let's celebrate our Graphic 45 Facebook Page! My goodness, we love seeing your beautiful creations there day in and day out. What creativity and inspiration! Have your shared your projects there, lately? Today, we want to spotlight a beautiful April card by Ginny Nemchak using Place in Time and A Ladies' Diary. Isn't this a great idea? Love her layering!


Share on our Graphic 45 Facebook Page


Now to the altered art party!


Nichola is an amazing artist, and we are so excited to share her printer's tray today. She gives you great guidance and tips all throughout this fun tutorial, so grab your cuppa tea or coffee and enjoy these fun step-by-step instructions.

Typography Printer Tray Tutorial by Nichola Battilana

"I love altering things, making assemblages and mixed media pieces. The process I go through when creating most of my mixed media pieces is almost always the same. Prep, base, gather, play, layer, finish! I’ll show you my process using Graphic 45’s Typography and a small (rather dinged up) printer style tray.


The first thing you’ll want to do is prep the object you are working with. Give it a quick wipe, sand any rough edges, and remove any hardware.


My next step is to prime the object I’m altering. The papers I’ll be using are quite dark so I’m using black. Doing this helps to hide flaws and uneven edges. You might want to use a coat of white paint, or other colour depending on the paper you use for your project. Tip: Pay close attention to the corners!


Once the base coat is dry, I’m going to cover the back of my project. Working on the reverse first might seem a bit strange, but I’ve found that doing it first saves a lot of aggravation later. I’m using Typography to give the back a finished look.


Next, I cut strips of Journey to fit the exterior edge of my piece. If you encounter a situation where you need to piece together two or more separate pieces of paper, try to use the pattern or design to your advantage to create a seemingly seamless join.



At this point I cut squares from Inscribe and Inspire that will fit in the little interior areas. I prepare more than I need so that I can experiment with the layout.


When everything looks just right, I glue it into place. Now I can decide on a complimentary paper to use on the edge of my tray. I’ve used Journey here but it seemed a bit too bright so I inked the edges and distressed with some watered down acrylic paint. Tip: Don’t be afraid to lighten or darken with a bit of paint.


Now that the base is complete I gather some goodies to begin the first layer of embellishment! Again, I gather more than I need so that I have lots of options and plenty of elements to play with.


You want to begin building interesting layers with those lovely Tags & Pockets, Chipboard and Stickers.



Once again, keep working, playing and experimenting until you have a solid base and are happy with your composition.





Now to add the junk! Gather all sorts of little things that will fit in those little spaces. Buttons, coins, rusty bits, left over letter tiles… the possibilities are endless!




But don’t stop at just junk! Make NEW junk by combining objects. Embellish a spool with Washi Tape add a turn key and button… just like a tiny little sculptures!



Consider texture, colour, depth, proximity, pattern, and height when arranging your do-dads. Keep playing and experimenting, you WILL get there :)



I added some little metal corners along with some Ornate Metal Key Holes, all of which I have dry brushed with some flat black paint. Finally, a large Typography Chipboard tag finishes off the front of the piece.




And the very last touch is to add another Ornate Metal Key Hole to the back to replace the hanging hardware that I removed at the very beginning of this project.




Prep your base really well, work in layers, and above all else… enjoy yourself!















Supply list:





 Typography Tags & Pockets

 Typoygraphy Chipboard

 Typography Stickers

 Washi Tape Set

 Ornate Metal Key Holes

 Ornate Metal Keys

 Metal Clothespins

 Small wooden printer style tray

Acrylic paint

Ink pad


Misc items for embellishing: wooden spools, wire, twine, Glass Bottles and vintage vials, buttons, miscellaneous rusty bits, old pen nibs, metal letters, Tim Holtz Clock Keys, metal brads,  Reversible Round Metal Number Tiles, Scrabble tiles, metal corners


Maiko draws you into a fairy tale world with her amazing projects. This Botanical Tea Book Box is no exception. She fills it with handmade treasures that just makes this a whimsical masterpiece!


Maiko Miwa Graphic45 Botanical Tea Altered Bookbox#2


Maiko Miwa Graphic45 Botanical Tea Altered Bookbox#3


What a clever idea to pack an altered box with a framed pictures and fun handmade stars!


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Maiko Miwa Graphic45 Botanical Tea Altered Bookbox#9


Maiko is a master of detail. What a great use of the Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads and Shabby Chic Door Pull (below)!


Maiko Miwa Graphic45 Botanical Tea Altered Bookbox#10



Graphic 45 Products



Book Box

Washi Tape Set

Shabby Chic Door Pull

Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads

Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keys

Botanical Tea



Spring Duet

Field of Flowers

Birds of a Feather

Hello Friend

Robin's Egg

Herbal Infusion

Just Because

Love Notes



 inks-Ingvild Bolme Chalk Edgers Ink

 Modeling Paste

Riquid Pearl-Ranger


 What a great day full of dazzling altered art. Have you made a printer's tray recently? Maybe this week is the week to give it a go! Many thanks to Nichola and Maiko for sharing their wonderful creations. Have a terrific Tuesday, G45ers!


All About Altered Art,


Graphic 45



February 21, 2014

Announcing the Graphic 45 2014 Design Team Call!

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Calling all G45ers!

It's the BIG announcement you've all been waiting for! This blog is jam-packed with great information about our 2014 Design Team Call! But, we also have THREE great projects to share with you at the end of this blog, so stay until the end for some great layouts.

With all the excitement, we can't forget about our blog contest! Today we announce our big winner of the Typography prize pack. The winner chosen at random from the blog is.....

-Linda: I love the Typography Designs! I just bought the By the Sea collection and can't wait to get started on a project. Thanks for your beautiful designs.

Congratulations, Linda! We're so excited you won our prize. Please email info@g45papers.com with your shipping info and we will get these great prizes pictured below to you shortly. Didn't win this week? Don't worry! We'll have another great contest fresh and early Monday morning!

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2014 Design Team Call

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Below, you will read all you need to know to submit your creations to become a part of our exciting, fast-paced, creative team!


What are we looking for?

Graphic 45 paper and products are unique and vintage inspired, so we are looking for a variety of team members that can produce high quality cards, layouts, altered art, videos, and home decor projects that show off our papers and embellishments.

Our team is education-based, so we will need you to have good photography skills, the ability to create tutorials with instructions and size images for blog and website use.

This call is open to international and domestic applicants. Current design team members who have been on the team for one year and want to re-apply for a second year are eligible, but you must resubmit. You cannot resubmit if you have already been on the design team for two years.

How do I apply to be on the team?

Our design team search will consist of two rounds. Please read the entire contents of both rounds, as there is quite a bit of information.


Download the link below for a printable version of the 2014 Graphic 45 Design Team Call Terms & Conditions.

Download the 2014 Design Team Call Terms & Conditions

We look forward to your incredible projects. It's a truly wonderful time of year. So get busy creating and most of all, have fun!

We can't leave you today without some fantastic scrapbooking ideas! Clare Charvill, Susan Lui, and Anne Elisabeth Rostad will jumpstart your weekend crafting!

First, we have a beauteous Botanical Tea layout from Clare. She frames her photo so beautifully in this LO.

 "I decided to keep the background of this layout simple and add cut out detail from the beautiful Botanical Tea signature paper to frame the picture that has an old thatched cottage with a rambling rose all over it in the background.  Cutting out took a while but it was all done whilst watching the TV one eve.  In all I used only three papers and some pale blue Cor Dinations which made it a very cost effective layout to put together leaving lots of papers left for more projects."-Clare

Botanical Tea Layout CHA 2014 Clare Charvill Pic 1

Botanical Tea Layout CHA 2014 Clare Charvill Pic 2

  Botanical Tea Layout CHA 2014 Clare Charvill Pic 3

Supply List


Botanical Tea 12 x 12 papers

Botanical Tea

Hello Friend

Birds of a Feather

Kraft Card

CorDinations (Lights) card stock

Vintage photo Ink

Foam Dots
May Arts Glitter


For the 2nd dose of lovely layouts, Susan shares a great Botanical Tea vacation layout.


"We went for a holiday in the UK last year and visited the historic and mysterious site of Stonehenge. To make the photo the focus of the layout, I decided to go for clean lines on this project, clustering all of the detailed cut-outs and layering on just one side of the page." - Susan















Botanical Tea collection - Field of Flowers, Flora, Fauna, Spring Duet, Sweet Chamomile, Just Because

Alphabets - American Craft

Flowers - own stash


To finish up this grand day on the blog, Anne shares a brilliant Good ol' Sport layout with amazing quilting techniques that can be translated to paper. She even includes a great video tutorial to explain more!




Anne's Quilt Landscape Tutorial Video


"I made this LO for my sister and family. The like to play golf and The Good Ol Sport paper collection from Graphic 45 fits perfect for the theme:-)Before I started with paper craft I used to make quilts and I thought the Bargello technique would be perfect to create a landscape background and the guy almost got a hole in one lol. In the frame my sister can place a photo she likes :-)" - Anne













Tutorial on how to make a bargello paper background


Cut varying width strips of paper and some solid color papers until you have about 12 x 15 inch long. Good to have a large background paper to glue them on and this you can find in a office supply store.


Here I used glue stick from xyron. Be sure to take enough glue on since you are going to cut the stripes in small pieces.You can also use multi matte.






When all the stripes are glued on dry it well and cut in various stripes like shown below. 






Then glue all ste stripes on a new background paper and offset the stripes to create a landscape.


Here I used multi matte.



First I took multi matte over the whole paper first to to avoid shrink.. Also took multi matte over the stripes.






Here are some more suggestions on how to create a simple LO


Select a background paper and cut out the inside of the frames 12 x 12 paper. There you cut off can be used for something else :-) If you are hanging it on a wall it can be good to have a chipboard plate on the back.





Select some images you want to use for decorations.





Now you can put in some photos before you glue it down and if you put 3D foam under the frames you get more dept to it.





Or you can put in some decor paper and glue some small photos on.


The bow is made from a strip of paper that I used multi matte on and folded it to a bow.




Supply list:


Good Ol Sport, twine, multi matte, Xyron glue, Petaloo flowers, chipboard, distress ink, color wash,black Zig penand a good cup of coffee :-)


Design Team calls, contest winners, and amazing layouts have all filled our blog today! We hope you've had as much fun as we have. We can't wait to see your DT submissions. It's an exciting time of year!!


Happy Papercrafting,


Graphic 45




January 10, 2014

Graphic 45 Sneak Peeks Day 10: By the Sea


Hello G45ers,

It's time for some fun in the sun with more glorious sneak peeks from By the Sea! You're going to be swept away by the beauty of this vibrant new collection! Today we're going to share the new coordinating embellishments, Cling Stamps and paper pads from By the Sea! Plus we've got 4 more winners from yesterday's By the Sea contest! This is the final day to enter to win By the Sea before it arrives in stores! Be sure to leave us a blog or Facebook comment for your chance to win a $25 By the Sea prize pack! We've also got a wonderful By the Sea altered ATC Book Box from Diane's workshop to share with you. Plus Romy Veul has created an elegant layout featuring Sweet Sentiments! Today's blog is sure to give you lots of wonderful ideas for your weekend!

It's time to announce yesterday's winners from our Win It Before You Buy It contest for By the Sea! Today's winners will receive a $25 By the Sea prize pack! And the winners are...

From the blog:

-Lorianna3344: "OH MY WORD!! I LOVE BY THE SEA!! and would love to win "By The Sea" from Graphic 45. Ideas running through my head, like CRAZY!!! Thanks for a chance."

-Bridgette Gardiner: "WOW!!!!!! What a stunning collection. Would love to win this as the majority of my photos of my grandchildren are beach ones as they live close to the sea"

From Facebook:

-Katie Sterry: "I have been waiting for a vintage/sea theme to come out for some old pics I have of my grandparents! ! Thanks G45!!!"

-Cherrie Vrabel: "I am totally SMITTEN...I want to frame the above paper just the way it is!! Love it!!"

Congratulations! Will today's winners please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com. There's still another chance to win By the Sea before it arrives in stores! Leave us a blog or Facebook comment today for your chance to win! We will announce our final 4 winners on Monday's blog. Stay tuned!

Now it's time to feast your eyes on the gorgeous new coordinating embellishments, Cling Stamps and paper pads from By the Sea! This collection is so bright and cheerful! It's got everything you need to beat the winter blues! Check out these incredible new products and imagine what you'll create with By the Sea!


By the Sea Stickers


By the Sea Chipboard Die-Cut


By the Sea Tags & Pockets



By the Sea Cling Stamp 1


By the Sea Cling Stamp 2


By the Sea Cling Stamp 3


By the Sea 12x12 and 8x8 Paper Pads


Here we have a fabulous By the Sea altered ATC Book Box from Diane's workshop! The incredible new Graphic 45 ATC Book Boxes come with a pack of our ATC Kraft Tags inside! They're perfect for creating fun treasures like this one! The beautiful By the Sea papers blend together perfectly! This cheerful box opens to reveal some gorgeously altered ATC tags, all decked out in By the Sea! This creation would be perfect as a handmade gift or stylish piece of home decor!


Graphic 45 By the Sea ATC Altered Box Gift Home Decor

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Graphic 45 By the Sea ATC Altered Box Gift Home Decor

Here we have another delightful craft from Diane's workshop! These decorarive little fish are so much fun and easy to create! This is the perfect project for family crafting! You can mix and match all the gorgeous papers from By the Sea! Add some decorative buttons and ribbons and you're all set! This is such a fun project!


Here we have a pretty creation featuring another new Graphic 45 collection! This is Romy's lovely Sweet Sentiments layout! There is so much love in this lavishly layered LO! The stunning pastel color pallet and delicate fussy cut elements help give this LO a perfectly vintage look! Sweet Sentiments has everything you need to create loving handmade crafts! Valentine's Day is just around the corner! Let Romy's wonderful creation inspire you! Here is what she had to say about it.

"When I first saw the gorgeous “Sweet Sentiments” collection, I immediately knew I wanted to do lots of fussy cutting from these fabulous papers. I cut out some banners, cupids, hearts and butterflies and just had lots of fun arranging them around this photo of my mom. I’m always amazed by how Graphic 45’s papers almost scrap themselves: I just cut out some images and they kind of automatically fall in the right place. I just love it when that happens!" -Romy

Sweet Sentiments Graphic 45 layout Romy Veul Valentine's Day

Sweet Sentiments 2

Sweet Sentiments 3

Sweet Sentiments 4


Patterned papers “Sweet Sentiments”:

Sweet Sentiments

Be My Valentine

Easter Greetings

Spring has Sprung

Violet Bouquet

Patterned paper “Secret Garden”:

Seed Fairy

Sweet Sentiments 8x8 Pad

Sweet Sentiments Tags & Pockets

Sweet Sentiments Chipboard

We are having so much fun at CHA in beautiful Anaheim, California right now! We just wanted to take a moment to share some fun snapshots from our adventures! Here is Diane putting the finishing touches on the Couture section of our booth! So pretty!

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The Botanical Tea crafts look incredible in our booth! We can't wait to share this beautiful new collection with our friends at CHA!

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Here are the Couture wreaths that we spend hours creating in the Graphic 45 office in preparation for CHA! They look so amazing in our booth! It was totally worth all the time and effort!
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We hope you all got some amazing ideas for your weekend crafting on today's blog! We had so much fun getting to share our incredible sneak peeks! Be sure to stop by our blog on Monday for more prize winner announcements and gorgeous craft inspiration to brighten your week. Big thanks to Diane's workshop and Romy for their amazing creations today. We are so happy that you stopped by our blog today, G45ers! We wish you a delightful day and a wonderful weekend!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45


January 09, 2014

Graphic 45 Sneak Peeks Day 9: By the Sea


Hello G45ers,

It's time to bring some warm sunshine to your day! We're so excited to introduce you to another new and amazing Graphic 45 collection! Today we're going to share the incredible new papers from By the Sea! This stunning new collection is sure to warm your heart and capture your imagination! Plus we have 4 more winners to announce from yesterday's Botanical Tea contest! We're also giving you a chance to win By the Sea before it arrives in stores! Just leave us a blog or Facebook comment today for your chance to Win it Before You Buy It! We will announce 4 winners on tomorrow's blog! Today we're also bringing you some incredible craft inspiration, including a By the Sea altered Book Box and a Staples storage box featuring Secret Garden by Maiko Miwa! Lets have some fun and get inspired with our exclusive sneak peeks!

It's time to announce our winners from yesterday's Win It Before You Buy It contest for Botanical Tea! Today's winners will receive a $25 Botanical Tea prize pack before it arrives in stores! And the winners are...

From blog:

-Rhonda Strickland: "I really love this new collection!"

-Mary Paetz: "The whole collection is absolutely amazing,breathe taking,and I can hardly wait to have it in my hands Love the stamps must have all three."

From Facebook:

-Gavi Brenner-Slutzkin: "Beautiful new collection! Would love to win some!"

-Trece Wyman: "I am so hoping I will win!!!!"

Congratulations! Will today's winners please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize! More winners will be announced tomorrow for our By the Sea contest! Stay tuned!

And now it's time to introduce you to our sunny new collection, By the Sea!

Take a vintage adventure with By The Sea, a summery new paper collection from Graphic 45. Bask in the warm sunshine of fresh ocean beaches as beautiful sea animals frolic beneath the waves. Towering lighthouses shine alongside classic nautical designs and patterns. This rich collection beams with a saturated color palette of sky blues, midnight navies, coral reds, starfish yellows and sandy creams. This breezy 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. Get swept up in the inspiration with By the Sea from Graphic 45!

"By the Sea"

By the Sea Graphic 45 sneak peek CHA Winter exclusive



"Set Sail"




"My Anchor"


"Pier 45"


"Gathering Seashells"


"Sand and Surf"


Now that you're dreaming of warm weather and sunny beaches, here is a fabulous By the Sea creation that's sure to make you smile! This amazing altered Book Box was created in Diane's workshop with our amazing new By the Sea collection and the new Graphic 45 Book Box! This is a wonderful example of the bright and joyful crafts you can make with this stunning new collection! Just look at how all the beautiful papers blend together! You can also see the marvelous By the Sea Tags & Pockets on display on the top of the box. This creation is so much fun and perfectly vintage-inspired!

Book-Boxes Graphic 45 new Staples CHA Winter

By the Sea Book Box altered Graphic 45
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Here is another delightful treasure from Diane's workshop! It's a By the Sea paper ship! This amazing creation definitely captures the warm and whimsical spirit of this summery new collection! It's simply stunning!



Next we have an amazing idea by Maiko that features our lovely collection, Secret Garden. This gorgeous altered 8x8 Matchbook Box is the perfect storage solution for Graphic 45 Staples and other pretty embellishments! This is a great way to get creative while getting organized at the same time! You can also give these lovely storage boxes as enchanting handmade gifts! The inside of the box also features some fun uses for the Secret Garden Cling Stamps! Let this sweet creation inspire you to get organized in style for the new year!

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April Showers

Posy Patch

Secret Garden 6x6 Patterns & Solids Pad

Secret Garden Chipboard 1

Cling Stamp Secret Garden 1

Cling Stamp Secret Garden 2

Antique Metal Door Pull

Ornate Metal Keys

8x8 Matchbook Box



alphabet chipboard-Imaginarium Designs

ribbon-May Arts

Acrylic board-Grafix

We hope you all had a lot of fun exploring today's sneak peek blog! You can look for all the new Graphic 45 collections in stores in late February! We are so excited to see what you will all create with these amazing new collections! There's more sneak peek fun and prizes in store for you on tomorrow's blog. We hope you'll stop by and see us! Big thanks to Diane's workshop and Maiko for their beautiful work today! We want to wish you all a very happy day! Be sure to leave us a blog or Facebook comment for your chance to win By the Sea before it arrives in stores! Have a wonderful day, G45ers!

Your Pals in Paper,

Team Graphic 45