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July 23, 2015

Graphic 45 Sneak Peeks Day Seven: A Christmas Carol

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We can't believe it's our last day of Sneak Peeks! What fun we have had showing you all these new collections. There is still so much fun to be had today with a first look at A Christmas Carol papers! Also, Robin Shakoor has a festive idea surely to brighten your day. 

First, let's find out who won the A Christmas Carol Sneak Peek prize packs yesterday! Our randomly chosen winners are....

From the blog:

-Rebecca Yahrling: Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! The projects shown today are fabulous - love that birdhouse

-Jenny Palka: A gorgeous present for papercrafting with all the trimmings is what the traditional Christmas Carol delivers.Can't wait to get my hands on this collection. Would love to win !!!!!!

From Facebook:

-Anita Cheek: Love the new collections!!!!

-Sharon Janas Palmer: 90 degrees outside - but thinking of what wonderful Christmas ideas this has inspiried is cool!

Congratulations, winners! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. To win four more $35 prize packs tomorrow filled with A Christmas Carol 8x8 Paper Pad, Decorative and Journaling Chipboard, Journaling & Ephemera Cards, and a 6x6 Patterns & Solids Paper Pad, just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page. Have fun!

Let's take a look at the beautiful papers in A Christmas Carol!

"You there! Boy in the street! Make Merry this season with A Christmas Carol from Graphic 45! No one can be a Scrooge looking at the rich holiday colors of this festive collection. We’ll take a journey through the seasons of our life with the beautiful reds, greens, and blues in this glorious paper collection. This set will include 8 double sided gorgeous new paper designs, 12x12 , 8x8  and 6x6 paper pads, coordinating die-cuts, 3 cling stamps sets and a sticker sheet. May this collection remind you of the joy of giving this holiday season! Bless us, everyone!"

A Christmas Carol

The signature page of A Christmas Carol - this new collection will be in stores in late August 2015 #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Graceful Garland

"Graceful Garland" from A Christmas Carol - this new collection will be in stores in late August 2015 #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Figgy Pudding

"Figgy Pudding" from A Christmas Carol - this new collection will be in stores in late August 2015 #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Yuletide Greetings

"Yuletide Greetings" from A Christmas Carol - this new collection will be in stores in late August 2015 #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Bah Humbug

"Bah Humbug" from A Christmas Carol - this new collection will be in stores in late August 2015 #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Seasonal Sentiments

"Seasonal Sentiments" from A Christmas Carol - this new collection will be in stores in late August 2015 #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Good Cheer

"Good Cheer" from A Christmas Carol - this new collection will be in stores in late August 2015 #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Scrooge and Marley

"Scrooge and Marley" from A Christmas Carol - this new collection will be in stores in late August 2015 #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

A Christmas Carol 12x12 Paper Pad

A Christmas Carol 12x12 Paper Pad. This new collection will be in stores in late August 2015 #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

A Christmas Carol 8x8 Paper Pad

The 8x8 Paper Pad of A Christmas Carol. This new collection will be in stores in late August 2015 #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

A Christmas Carol 6x6 Patterns & Solids Paper Pad

The 6x6 Patterns & Solids Paper Pad of A Christmas Carol. This new collection will be in stores in late August 2015 #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

The pages of the 6x6 Patterns & Solids Paper Pad of A Christmas Carol. This new collection will be in stores in late August 2015 #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Now, take a look at this amazing card idea from Robin!

"You will never say “Bah Humbug” when you see this gorgeous Christmas Carol themed collection.  I used my Cricut die cutting machine to create this card.  I always like to create interest with my cards.  I find the easiest way to do this is with the shape of the card itself.  I used solid red cardstock to create the base of the card.  I then used papers and images from the collection to create accents and embellishments.  I kept the design of the card simple, yet elegant.  I created the title using a sentiment from the paper collection and I finished my design by adding Stickles to the holly berries to added holiday sparkle.

Tip: Die cutting is a great way to create fun designs and shapes while using your favorite Graphic 45 papers.  Whether you use an electronic system or a simple hand operated machine, the results will allow you to create one of a kind keepsakes." ~Robin

Greeting Card, A Christmas Carol, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45


Greeting Card, A Christmas Carol, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45


Greeting Card, A Christmas Carol, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45

Supply List

A Christmas Carol – Figgy Pudding – 4501187
A Christmas Carol – Scrooge and Marley - 4501192
Other Supplies/Tools
Core-dinations Color Core Cardstock  - Graphic 45 – Triumphant Red
Quickie Glue Pen
Viva Décor – Pearl Pen – Cream
Ranger – Distress Ink – Antique Linen, Mowed Lawn
Ranger – Stickles – Candy Cane
Cricut Die Cutting Machine
Anna Griffin – Seaonal Soirees Cricut Cartridge

We also have these gorgeous projects using A Christmas Carol from Diane's Workshop! We love this altered Matchbook Box and ATC Book Box! So wonderful.

An altered matchbook box with A Christmas Carol from Diane's workshop #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

An altered ATC Book Box using A Christmas Carol from Diane's Workshop #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Thanks for joining us for Sneak Peeks! Look for these new products in stores in late August 2015. We are so glad you joined us and look forward to seeing our G45ers use these new products. How exciting!

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

July 22, 2015

Graphic 45 Sneak Peeks Day Six: A Christmas Carol

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Today, we get to introduce our gorgeous new holiday collection A Christmas Carol! Summer releases are so exciting when we get to release our new Christmas line. This one has so much charm, gorgeous, rich colors, and will be fun to use for all your holiday projects! We also have a beautiful card idea from the amazing Arlene Cuevas.

First, let's find out who won the Mon Amour Sneak Peek prize packs yesterday! Our randomly chosen winners are....

From the blog:

-Dee Fisher: Love, Love, Love the collection. This is a must have addition to Graphic 45 papers. Beautiful Vintage.

-Suzanne Hue: I'm so in love with this collection. Another winner for G45!

From Facebook:

-Susan Lawless: So excited to see all the new stuff! Mon Amour is so beautiful. Cant wait to get it into my hot little hands! Going to make such gorgeous pages and a little book, too! J'taime.

-Marcela Ibarra Tysoe: Need it, gotta have it. AMAZING!

Congratulations, winners! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. To win four more $35 prize packs tomorrow filled with A Christmas Carol 8x8 Paper Pad, Decorative and Journaling Chipboard, Journaling & Ephemera Cards, and a 6x6 Patterns & Solids Paper Pad, just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page. Have fun!

Let's take a look at the embellishments and the stamps from A Christmas Carol!

"You there! Boy in the street! Make Merry this season with A Christmas Carol from Graphic 45! No one can be a Scrooge looking at the rich holiday colors of this festive collection. We’ll take a journey through the seasons of our life with the beautiful reds, greens, and blues in this glorious paper collection. This set will include 8 double sided gorgeous new paper designs, 12x12 , 8x8  and 6x6 paper pads, coordinating die-cuts, 3 cling stamps sets and a sticker sheet. May this collection remind you of the joy of giving this holiday season! Bless us, everyone!"

A Christmas Carol Cardstock Stickers

A Christmas Carol cardstock stickers. This new collection will be in stores in late August 2015 #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

A Christmas Carol Decorative Chipboard

A Christmas Carol Decorative Chipboard. This new collection will be in stores in late August 2015 #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

A Christmas Carol Journaling Chipboard

A Christmas Carol Journaling Chipboard. This new collection will be in stores in late August 2015 #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

A Christmas Carol Cardstock Tags & Pockets

A Christmas Carol Cardstock Tags & Pockets. This new collection will be in stores in late August 2015 #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

A Christmas Carol Journaling & Ephemera Cards

A Christmas Carol Journaling & Ephemera Cards. This new collection will be in stores in late August 2015 #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

A Christmas Carol Hampton Art Cling Stamps

A Christmas Carol Hampton Art Cling Stamps! This new collection will be in stores in late August 2015. #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Arlene creates a brilliant card using A Christmas Carol! Check it out below:

"It’s Christmas in July with this gorgeous new holiday collection from Graphic 45 - A Christmas Carol! I created what’s called a “bendi fold” card. It’s a fun way to create a dimensional card that you can display, but then fold flat for mailing. I included a video tutorial so you can give one of these a try!

Tip: Be sure to have a sharp blade on your craft knife as you’ll be cutting through 2 layers of paper (design paper and card stock) to create the slits for your tabs on the card."~Arlene

 

A Christmas Carol bendi card + tutorial by Arlene #graphic45

 

Arlene's Video Tutorial


A Christmas Carol bendi card + tutorial by Arlene #graphic45


A Christmas Carol bendi card + tutorial by Arlene #graphic45


A Christmas Carol bendi card + tutorial by Arlene #graphic45


A Christmas Carol bendi card + tutorial by Arlene #graphic45

A Christmas Carol bendi card + tutorial by Arlene #graphic45


A Christmas Carol bendi card + tutorial by Arlene #graphic45


A Christmas Carol bendi card + tutorial by Arlene #graphic45

 Supply List

 

A Christmas Carol 12x12 papers
Coordinations Graphic 45 Signature Series card stock
I Am Roses flowers
Pretty Pink Posh sequins
Twine
Lace
ScorTape
Hot Glue
Dimensional foam squares
Glossy Accents

We also have this gorgeous altered album and altered birdhouse from Diane's workshop using A Christmas Carol! We love the bundle of flowers and the perfect use of the Door Knocker! So much fun!

A Christmas Carol album and altered birdhouse from Diane's workshop! #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Thank you so much for joining us today! We are so honored you join us. Join us tomorrow for a first look at the papers in this amazing new collection.

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

July 21, 2015

Graphic 45 Sneak Peeks Day Five: Mon Amour

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 The Sneak Peeks keep coming! Woo hoo! Today, we get a first look at the Mon Amour papers. Annette Green also shares a gorgeous album idea with this beautiful new collection. What a gorgeous Tuesday here on the blog!

First, let's find out who won the Mon Amour Sneak Peek prize packs yesterday! Our randomly chosen winners are....

From the blog:

-Regina Furman: Oh so very pretty! Another winner G45!

-Gail Gill: This will make a luscious anniversary album. So very beautiful.

From Facebook:

-Linda Lawson: Love the roses and the gentleness of the images.

-Linda Cross Fila: Stunningly beautiful!

Congratulations, winners! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. To win four more $35 prize packs tomorrow filled with a Mon Amour 8x8 Paper Pad, Decorative and Journaling Chipboard, Journaling & Ephemera Cards, and a 6x6 Patterns & Solids Paper Pad, just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page. Have fun!

Let's take a look at the gorgeous papers of Mon Amour!

"Say 'je t'aime' to our brand new collection Mon Amour from Graphic 45! This magnifique collection is filled with romance. Enjoy the picturesque couples, dreamy florals, and delicate script of this ravishing collection. You’ll fall in love with the rich pinks, creamy browns, and passionate creams of Mon Amour. This set will include 8 gorgeous new double-sided paper designs, 12x12 , 8x8  and 6x6 paper pads, coordinating die-cuts, 3 cling stamp set and a sticker sheet. Give into your creative infatuation with this gorgeous new collection!"

Mon Amour

The signature page from Mon Amour. This new collection will be in stores in late August 2015! #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Dearest Darling

"Dearest Darling" from Mon Amour. This new collection will be in stores in late August 2015! #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

One and Only

"One and Only" from Mon Amour. This new collection will be in stores in late August 2015! #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

True Love

"True Love" from Mon Amour. This new collection will be in stores in late August 2015! #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Heart's Desire

"Heart's Desire" from Mon Amour. This new collection will be in stores in late August 2015! #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

My Beloved

"My Beloved" from Mon Amour. This new collection will be in stores in late August 2015! #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Precious One

"Precious One" from Mon Amour. This new collection will be in stores in late August 2015! #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Forever Mine

"Forever Mine" from Mon Amour. This new collection will be in stores in late August 2015! #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Mon Amour 12x12 Paper Pad

Mon Amour 12x12 Paper Pad which will be in stores in late August 2015 #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Mon Amour 8x8 Paper Pad

Mon Amour 8x8 Paper Pad which will be in stores in late August 2015 #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Mon Amour 6x6 Patterns & Solids Paper Pad

Mon Amour 6x6 Patterns & Solids Paper Pad which will be in stores in late August 2015 #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

The pages of the Mon Amour 6x6 Patterns & Solids Paper Pad which will be in stores in late August 2015 #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Annette shares a beautiful mini album idea with our Tag Staples and Mon Amour! Take it away, Annette:

"Every time a new Graphic 45 collection comes out, I love the papers so much I immediately want to make a mini album because I know I’ll use every single sheet in the collection. I don’t want to leave any out! And that’s exactly how I felt when I saw Mon Amour for the first time. I’ve created this multi tag mini album with all three packs of the black tag staples, excluding only two of the ATC size. They worked perfectly with Mon Amour." ~Annette

Mon Amour multi tag mini album by Annette #graphic45

 

Annette's Video Tour

Mon Amour multi tag mini album by Annette #graphic45


Mon Amour multi tag mini album by Annette #graphic45


Mon Amour multi tag mini album by Annette #graphic45



Mon Amour multi tag mini album by Annette #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45 Mon Amour paper collection

One of each sheet, plus an extra sheet of “Precious One” and “Dearest Darling”

Graphic 45 Staples, Large Black Tag Album

Graphic 45 Staples, Regular Black Tag Album

Graphic 45 Staples, ATC Black Tag Album

Core’dinations Signature Series Cardstock for Graphic 45

Triumphant Red

Photogenic

Core’dinations Signature Series (Lights) Cardstock for Graphic 45

Vintage Rose

Other:

Various ribbons and trims, all from May Arts

Cinch wire binding and machine

½” circle punch

Dark Gray adhesive pearls

Copic markers

Heart punchs, Teresa Collins and Tim Holtz

Black electrical tape

What do you want to create with Mon Amour? These new collections will be in stores in late August 2015. The papercrafting fun starts soon!

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

 

July 20, 2015

Graphic 45 Sneak Peeks Day Four: Mon Amour

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It's Monday and time to return to the joy that is Sneak Peeks! We had some great shares over the weekend, and now we get to share the beautiful Mon Amour collection with you. Today, we will look at the great embellishments in this collection. It is just so gorgeous and we have a beautiful project idea and tutorial from Gloria Stengel to close the blog today. So much fun!

First, let's find out who won the Deluxe Collector's Editions Sneak Peek prize packs Friday! Our randomly chosen winners are....

From the blog:

-Ron Gutman: I've been wanting these two for quite some time but they have been so difficult to locate. So happy to see there availability once again. My imagination is going into overdrive with creative ideas!

-Patricia Huber: I adore Botanicabella! So would like to win this collection. sigh

From Facebook:

-Michelle Nettleton: Thank You Graphic 45 for releasing the Steampunk Debutant Collectors Edition. Can't hardly wait till it is in my store. Big Grins

-Pamela Plencner: Absolutely love the Botanicabella collection. The color combinations are fantastic. And who could not love the Steampunk Debutante collection. Is there anything better than steampunk?!?!?

Congratulations, winners! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. To win four more $35 prize packs tomorrow filled with a Mon Amour 8x8 Paper Pad, Decorative and Journaling Chipboard, Journaling & Ephemera Cards, and a 6x6 Patterns & Solids Paper Pad, just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page. Have fun! 

Let's take a first look at Mon Amour!

"Say “je t'aime” to our brand new collection Mon Amour from Graphic 45! This magnifique collection is filled with romance. Enjoy the picturesque couples, dreamy florals, and delicate script of this ravishing collection. You’ll fall in love with the rich pinks, creamy browns, and passionate creams of Mon Amour. This set will include 8 gorgeous new double-sided paper designs, 12x12 , 8x8  and 6x6 paper pads, coordinating die-cuts, 3 cling stamp set and a sticker sheet. Give into your creative infatuation with this gorgeous new collection!"

Mon Amour Cardstock Stickers

Mon Amour Cardstock Stickers! This new collection will be in stores in late August 2015 #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Mon Amour Decorative Chipboard

Mon Amour Decorative Chipboard - This new collection will be in stores in late August 2015 #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Mon Amour Journaling Chipboard

Mon Amour Journaling Chipboard - This new collection will be in stores in late August 2015 #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Mon Amour Cardstock Tags & Pockets

Mon Amour Cardstock Tags & Pockets - This new collection will be in stores in late August 2015 #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Mon Amour Journaling & Ephemera Cards

Mon Amour Journaling & Ephemera Cards - This new collection will be in stores in late August 2015 #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

Mon Amour Cling Stamps

Mon Amour Hampton Art Cling Stamps - This new collection will be in stores in late August 2015 #graphic45 #sneakpeeks

 

Now, Gloria takes us through a great tour of her beautiful Mon Amour ATC Book Box and ATC tags. Try her great tutorial!

"Artist Trading Cards have been around the craft world for decades, but the Graphic 45 ATC Book box and tags take this medium to a new level. I created this adorable ATC box, suitable for a bride-to-be, from the Mon Amour Collection. The ATC tags are blank on the back, enabling bridal shower guests to write a note to the bride. The book makes a fun centerpiece for any party table!

 
Project Instructions:

 

 

1. Use the Graphic 45 ivory ATC Book Box for the project base. Trim Mon Amour papers to cover all surfaces of the box. The sample uses: Signature Sheet reverse for the front, spine, and back of the box, and Heart's Desire for the edges of the box.

 

2. To decorate the front, trim out the image from the Signature Sheet and mat with black cardstock. Attach the image to the box with foam adhesive. Trim out the "Mon Amour" sentiment from the Signature Sheet and attach it to the lower left corner of the main image with foam adhesive.

 

 

3. Fussy cut a second butterfly from Precious One paper and lightly ink the edges. Glue the butterfly to the sentiment, bending the wings up. Glue a small pearl to the center of the butterfly. Glue paper flowers to the upper right corner of the box.

 

 

4. Decorate the spine of the box by cutting the image from My Beloved paper and attaching it to the box with foam adhesive. Glue two small Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keys to the lower left corner of the image. Add a bow of ivory twine to the top of the keys. Fussy cut the sentiment from One and Only paper and attach it to the top of the spine with foam adhesive.



 

5. Add a Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key Hole to the right side of the box. Glue two pearls to the key hole.

 

 

6. The back of the box is plain, simply covered with paper.

 

 

7. Decorate the top of the box by gluing a Shabby Chic Door Pull to the lower center of the box top, creating a sconce. Fill the door pull with flowers. Add a curled strip of heart border cut from One and Only paper, as shown.

 

 

8. Cover the inside flaps of the box with True Love paper. Cover the inside box with Forever Mine and True Love paper.

 

9. After adding paper to the inside of the box, decorate the left flap with the journaling block cut from My Beloved paper.

 

 

10. Decorate six ivory Artist Trading Tags (instructions to follow) and tuck the tag book into the box.

 

 

11.  Decorate the front of each tag and hook them together with the provided ivory ring. Use the reverse of the tags to add journaling or small photos.

 

 

12. Cover Tag 1 with Dearest Darling paper, using a 5/8" circle punch to punch out the hole for the grommet. Glue pre-made flowers to the center of the tag. Add a fussy cut butterfly, cut from My Beloved paper, to the flowers. Glue a pearl to the center of the butterfly. Trim the sentiment from One and Only paper and attach it to the upper right of the tag. Add a red mini clothespin.

 

 

13. For Tag 2, trim Signature Sheet reverse paper to 2 1/4" x 2 1/2" and attach to the center of the tag. Add border strips cut from One and Only paper to the top and bottom of the tag. Fussy cut a flower and leaves from Dearest Darling paper and attach to the tag with foam adhesive. Add three sequins to the left side of the tag.

 

 

14. Cover Tag 3 with True Love paper, using a 5/8" circle punch to punch out the hole for the grommet. Cut the image from My Beloved paper and attach to the tag with foam adhesive. Use a 1" circle punch to trim out the sentiment from One and Only paper and tuck behind the image. Glue two Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keys to the right side of the tag and top them with a bow of black twine. Add a curled strip of heart border cut from One and Only paper, as shown.



 

15. Cover Tag 4 with Dearest Darling paper, using a 5/8" circle punch to punch out the hole for the grommet. Cut the sentiment block from Forever Mine paper and attach to the tag with foam adhesive. Glue a wire pin and two flowers to the lower left corner of the tag. Add a ivory twine bow and a pearl to the upper right corner of the of the sentiment block.

 



16. Cover Tag 5 with a journaling block cut from One and Only paper. Do not punch out the hole for the grommet, simply make a small hole for the binding ring to fit through. Use distress ink to color the rose. Fussy cut a butterfly from Precious One paper and attach it to the tag to create dimension. Glue a bingo number over the number "2" on the tag.

 



17. Cover Tag 6 with Precious One paper, using a 5/8" circle punch to punch out the hole for the grommet. Use foam adhesive to attach the image cut from Forever Mine paper. Add the journaling block and border sentiment cut from One and Only paper. Attach a pink mini clothespin to the upper left of the tag. Glue a mini pie tin to the clothespin. Glue a pink rose to the pie tin.

 

 

18. Tuck your tag mini into the box.

Thanks for joining me!" ~Gloria

Amazing project and amazing embellishments and stamps! Thanks for joining us for Sneak Peeks, and don't forget to enter to win Mon Amour today!

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

July 18, 2015

Take the Graphic 45 July Challenge!

Take our July Challenge!

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Upload your Submissions to your Facebook Page

We hope you have fun taking part in this challenge! Join us Monday for more Sneak Peeks and in the meantime, share your mini albums.

Also, Nadya Lifa has been hosting an incredible contest over on her blog and we hope you're taking part in that contest as well! There's such a great panel of judges and there have been incredible submissions so far. Take a look at her blog and most browsers allow you to translate to English at the top of the blog post, so click there if need be. What a great contest!

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Visit Stage 3 of the Contest (there are links to all stages of the Contest)

Thanks for visiting today! We hope you have a great Saturday.

Happy Mini-Making,

The G45 Family

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