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Jul 25, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Our Graphic 45 Ning Gallery Highlights!

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We love seeing the projects you share on our Ning page, G45ers! We are so inspired by our incredibly talented followers and it's so much fun to see the incredible projects you all create. Today, we are going to look at some of the Ning Gallery highlights! What fun!

First, we have this beautiful Gilded Lily altered carriage by the talented Sandra Carey. Love the pearls and beautiful die cuts she uses on this fabulous project.

Gilded Lily Carriage by Sandra Carey #graphic45
Gilded Lily Carriage by Sandra Carey

Elena Astafeva is so talented and this mini album is incredible! We love how she used fussy cut elements to make such an elegant cover with mixed media magic. 

French Country mini album by Elena Astafeva #graphic45
French Country mini album by Elena Astafeva

Now, enjoy this fun Place in Time Happy Birthday card from Carolyn Collins! What fun!

Place in Time matchbook card by Carolyn Collins #graphic45
Place in Time matchbook card by Carolyn Collins

We love the buttons and fun details on this great Mother Goose card by Elizaveta Belevskaya. Amazing job!

Mother Goose card by Elizaveta Belevskaya #graphic45
Mother Goose card by Elizaveta Belevskaya

To close,  Sharon Lee Wade-Coughlin amazes with a beautiful Bohemian Bazaar mini made with coffee sleeves. We love this awesome upcycling idea!

Bohemian Bazaar coffee sleeve mini album by Sharon Lee Wade-Coughlin #graphic45
Bohemian Bazaar coffee sleeve mini album by Sharon Lee Wade-Coughlin

Thanks so much to our G45ers who share on our Ning page! We hope you'll consider doing the same. Make sure to join today and share your amazing Graphic 45 projects! 

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We hope you're having a fabulous weekend, G45ers, and we're grateful you made us a part of it! Have a great one!

Your Biggest Ning Fans,

The G45 Family

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

 

Jul 24, 2015 5:00:00 AM

More Inspiration with our Sneak Peeked Collections!

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Just because Sneak Peeks are over doesn't mean we can't share beautiful new projects with these stunning collections! Ginny Nemchak and Danielle Copley have beautiful cards to share with you today using World's Fair and Mon Amour! What fun!

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

From the blog:

-Heather Thompson: These are so vintage love the details. Love love love.

-Carla Hundley: How great to make
a collection from this
loved story! Looks
wonderful.
Carla from Utah

From Facebook:

-Jackie Helm Evenson Ortega: Would love to win this collection!

-Linda Henson: Love the Christmas lines! This will make gorgeous cards and gift tags!

Congratulations, winners! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Thanks so much for entering our Sneak Peek contests! A big congrats to our winners.

First, feast your eyes on this stunning layered World's Fair card by our cardmaking genius, Ginny!

"What more can I say about a new collection that it’s so amazingly perfect and fabulous!!! These colors were so much fun to work with and I just love the vintagy images and paper patterns! This card is my dream vacation...being fashionably dressed in Paris with my sweetie viewing hot air balloons flying around the Eiffel Tower. Maybe someday lol. Until then I’ll have this great card to daydream with!" ~Ginny

World's Fair card by Ginny #graphic45

 

 

 


World's Fair card by Ginny #graphic45


World's Fair card by Ginny #graphic45


World's Fair card by Ginny #graphic45


World's Fair card by Ginny #graphic45

Supply List

 Graphic 45 World’s Fair~World’s Fair
Graphic 45 World’s Fair~Balloon Bouquet
Graphic 45 World’s Fair~Envision Expo
Graphic 45 World’s Fair~Inspiration Station
Graphic 45 World’s Fair~Wonder Works
Graphic 45 World’s Fair~Flower Power
Graphic 45 World’s Fair~Ticket to Ride
Graphic 45 World's Fair~Mind over Matter
Graphic 45 Staples~ Ornate Metal Label Holder
Tim Holtz Distress INk~Gathered Twigs
Petaloo Flowers
Really Reasonable Ribbon Trims and Flowers
Blue Cardstock

Next, Danielle has the most stunning duo of Mon Amour cards. We love these colors!

"When I saw the Mon Amour Collection, I loved how bold and, at the same time, soft the papers are. Thinking of how opposite that is and how opposite I am from my own Amour, I thought it would be fun to make two cards: one dark and bold card, perfect for my husband, and one that is softer and more

Tip: I love distressing the paper edges and using Gesso to soften the look of my cards for a shabby chic, feminine, like me ;) romantic feel." ~Danielle

Opposites Attract Card Duo, Mon Amour, by Danielle Copley, Product by Graphic 45


Opposites Attract Card Duo, Mon Amour, by Danielle Copley, Product by Graphic 45


Opposites Attract Card Duo, Mon Amour, by Danielle Copley, Product by Graphic 45


Opposites Attract Card Duo, Mon Amour, by Danielle Copley, Product by Graphic 45

Supply List

Graphic 45 Mon Amour Collection:
Mon Amour
True Love
Heart’s Desire
One and Only
Forever Mine
Precious One
Dearest Darling
My Beloved
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Metal Key Holes
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Metal Keys
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads
Faber Castell Gelatos- Guava and Watermelon
Prima Doily Die
Layered Leaves Die
Recollections Flowers
Lace
Cardstock Black and White
Time Holtz Paper Distresser
Gesso

Join us next week here on the blog starting Monday, July 27 for a fantastic blog hop with Faber Castell! We are so excited. The fun is just a few days away!

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Thanks so much for joining us for Sneak Peeks this week! We had the best time. Next week, we have more blog hop fun. So exciting!

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

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

Jul 23, 2015 5:00:00 AM

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

Jul 22, 2015 5:00:00 AM

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

Jul 21, 2015 5:00:00 AM

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