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July 25, 2014

Thanks for Joining Us for the Graphic 45 Color Challenge!

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We have had such a fun week celebrating the possibility of the full spectrum of our signature series of G45 colors! We are going to leave you with some real inspiration for this last day of the G45 Color Challenge! Annette Green has a beautiful An Eerie Tale mini album and tutorial. Keri Sallee shares the most beautiful Steampunk Spells house with a Snapguide tutorial. Then, Lori Williams rounds out this week with a fantastic card using An Eerie Tale. What a fun Friday!

Who won our contest this week?? We know you all want to know! Our randomly chosen winner is....

-Shirley Babbit: Wow, wow, wow!!

Congratulations, Shirley! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Thanks to everyone who took part in this week's contest! Join us next week for another chance to win.

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Thanks to everyone who joined us at the Sierra Pacific Trade Show! We had such a great time seeing our store owners and the other great companies in this fun industry. We had a fun class, Make n' Takes, and more. Here are some fun photos from the booth this past week in Salt Lake City, Utah!

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The lovely Charee and Aimee Filimoehala showing off Time to Celebrate.


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Our amazing Meggan Howell from our customer service team led the fun Make n' Takes at our booth! Also, isn't our newest G45er Gus a real cutie?

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Thanks so much for joining us in Utah! What a fun week.

Now, it's time for the G45 Color Challenge! Here are the colors from our Signature Series of Core'dinations Cardstock. We asked our designers to choose three colors to inspire a project. As we've seen this week, the results have been outstanding! Try the G45 Color Challenge when inspiration just won't strike. 

Dark Core'dination Cardstock Signature Series Colors:
http://www.coredinations.com/index.php/products/signature-series/graphic-45-darks/

 

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Light Core'dination Cardstock Signature Series Colors:
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Annette chose Tuscan Sunset, Photogenic, and Antique Moss for her project.  We love this mini and the tutorial that goes with it!

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"I love Halloween and can’t wait to start my Halloween projects with An Eerie Tale, however when I saw the beautiful floral page (Enchantment) and the patterns on the backside of some of the papers, I just had to make a pretty floral mini album right away. This little mini is quick, easy and unique with it’s many pockets and tags. I love that the paper is so versatile that it can be used for “anytime” projects in addition to Fall and Halloween. (Note: For those who watch the video, I apologize for the volume fluctuations. Be sure to adjust the volume slider to hear it best.)"~Annette

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SUPPLIES

An Eerie Tale Enchantment

An Eerie Tale Abracadabra

An Eerie Tale Wicked Whimsey

An Eerie Tale Grand Illusion

Graphic 45 Staples Regular Tag Album

Signature Series Cardstock for Graphic 45:

Tuscan Sunset cardstock

Photogenic cardstock

Antique Moss cardstock

Pearl Blush cardstock

Hampton Art stamp sets: French Country 2 (ICO216) and Butterfly Specifics (ICO279)

Petalloo flowers, green & orange

⅝” wide cream ribbon, May Arts

Various ribbons, lace and black waxed twine

Corner rounder punch

Brown ink for edge-distressing

Black ink for stamping

Mercury Glass Stickles for shimmery highlights

Keri shows that it doesn't have to just be three colors - get inspired by four or five! She chose Bon Voyage, Tuscan Sunset, Dark Cashmere, and Photogenic for this amazing project!

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"When we were asked to pick 3 colors from Graphic 45’s Core’dinations colors, I was immediately drawn to Bon Voyage, a yummy dark aqua/teal color. There were so many color combinations that would be amazing, so I decided to look through my G45 collections until that color YELLED out at me. And let me tell you….nothing shouted louder than Steampunk Spells. It is one of my all time favorite collections and I love the color combo of the aquas and oranges.


My inspiration colors are:

Bon Voyage

Tuscan Sunset

Dark Cashmere

Photogenic (Because you can’t do steampunk without brown and black, right?!)


My project was inspired by my love of upcycling things (and my slight tendency to be a little cheap! LOL) File folders are are readily available and so inexpensive, so they were a perfect thing for me to try to alter." ~Keri

 

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Keri's YouTube : How to Make a House from a File Folder


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Check out How to Make a Graphic 45 Steampunk Spooky House Album by Keri Sallee on Snapguide.  

 

Keri's Spooky House Snapguide Tutorial

 

Supplies:

 

GRAPHIC 45:

 

Steampunk Spells 12x12 Paper Pad

Steampunk Spells Chipboard 1 

Steampunks Spells Chipboard 2

Steampunk Spells Alphabet Stickers

Steampunk Spells Stickers

Steampunk Spells Banners

Steampunk Spells Tags and Pockets

Steampunk Spells Flowers



Other Supplies:

Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Walnut Stain & Peacock Feathers

7Gypsies Antique Gold Hook

Aleene’s Tacky Glue

Paper Studio Pop Dots

Canvas Corp Jute

Manilla File Folder

 

Tools:

Craft Knife

Paper Trimmer

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Lori chose a rich color palette for her wonderful card: Photogenic, Bordeaux, and Antique Moss.

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"I always love a challenge and this color combo sure was fun. I chose Photogenic, Bordeaux and Antique Moss which just happened to scream 'Please use Eerie Tale'. I adore the elegance of the Eerie Tale while it gives a hint of creepy, but that’s the magic of it, right? The pumpkin on the front has been fussy cut and gives an extra little pop. However, my favorite of the card is the picture of the beauty with the....well beast. My heart goes out to the beast more than anything revealing I’m really a child at heart and I love a good fairy tale just like any other girl." ~Lori

 

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Supply List

Graphic 45 Eerie Tale 12 x 12 Paper Pad
You Betwitch Me
Captivating Characters
Enchantment
An Eerie Tale
Magic Spell
Wicked Whimsey
Other Products Used:
Core-dinations Signature Series black card stock “ Photogenic”
Core-dinations Signature Series purple card stock “ Boredeaux”
Core-dinations Signature Series green card stock “ Green Moss”
Spellbinders Flower, Doily, Lace Border and Leaf Die
Foam Tape
Sewing Machine
X-acto Tool

 

Thanks for joining us for this fun week of colorful creations! We hope you try the G45 Color Challenge and share it with us on our Facebook page. Have a prismatic weekend!

 

Basking in Happy Hues,

 

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

 

July 24, 2014

The Many Hues of Creativity

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It's Day Four of the G45 Color Challenge, and we are loving seeing these amazing projects from our Design Team.  Today's projects will just make your week. Tati Scrap shares the most beautiful card that follows a beautiful spectrum of colors. Then, Rhea Freitag shares a Steampunk Spells canvas that will make you feel you can fly! Nadya Lifa then shares a stunning layout that truly just shows how much three colors can pop.

Before we share their projects, don't forget to comment on our blog or Facebook to win this great prize pack with Place in Time and An ABC Primer chipboard! The winner will be announced here tomorrow. Have fun!

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Here are the colors we gave each of our Design Team members to use as inspiration, and they chose three to influence their project. If you want to try it, choose three yourself!

Dark Core'dination Cardstock Signature Series Colors:
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Light Core'dination Cardstock Signature Series Colors:
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Tati Scrap was inspired by these three colors: Heritage Kraft, Creme Brulee, and Spring Green. We just love how she so creatively uses her color as inspiration!

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"I have realised this card having inspired me by the degradation of colors and using different collections." ~Tati

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Supplies List:

Core'dinations Signature Series Graphic 45 Darks :
Heritage Krafts
Core'dinations Signature Series Graphic 45 Lights:
Creme Brulee
Spring Green
Graphic 45 Paper Collections:
On the Boardwalk 
Kraft Reflections Collection
Couture
Olde Curiosity Shoppe
Steampunk Debutante

Next, Rhea shares the most brilliant canvas using Steampunk Spells and her three colors: Tuscan Sunset, Bon Voyage, and Heritage Kraft. She even has a tutorial on how to make those beautiful flowers! Try it out!

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"For this little altered project I started off by framing out my chipboard focal with lots of layering mattes from the Steampunk Spells 8x8 and Steampunk Spells Patters and solids. In order to blend my papery layers into the canvas, I used a sheet of the tissue wrap along with lots of matte medium. I also added tissue tape outside the edges with the matte medium. After it was dry, I rubbed gilders paste onto the edges, pulling out all kinds of delicious textures. Then I started to add my dimensional elements: flowers, Graphic 45 Staples and more chipboard pieces. If you want to see how I created those fun flowers, I put together a step by step for you on Snapguide! Cheers, Rhea."

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Check out How to Make Mixed Media Flowers by Rhea Freitag on Snapguide.  

Rhea's Mixed Media Flowers Snapguide


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Supply List

Steampunk Spells 8x8
Steampunk Spells 6x6 Pattern and Solids
Steampunk Spells Flowers
Steampunk Spells Chipboard 2
Staples: Ornate Keyholes and Keys
Olde Curiosity Shoppe 12x12
Buttons
Craft wire
Burlap Canvas
Matte Medium
Tissue Tape
Ideaology Newsprink Letters
Ideaology Tissue Wrap
Gilders paste, copper
E6000 adhesive
Color Inspiration: Tuscan Sunset, Bon Voyage, Heritage Kraft

Nadya truly stays with her brilliant color palette to create such a dynamic layout. She chose the three colors Creme Brulee, Bon Voyage, and Photogenic.

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"I'm a big fan of vintage style and I love to be photographed in this style. Graphic 45 paper captures the spirit of antiquity, that you want more and more photo and more layouts to do some peace of heart & art! I wanted to make this page such as if it a sheet of old fashion magazine.

To create a page you need five sheets of paper in two colors: in black and in blue. Put themselve on each other to have interesting effect! After it you need to layering. It`s so Funny!!! You will have perfect project with Couture collection!" ~Nadya

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Supply List

Graphic 45 Couture paper Fashion
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Graphic 45 Couture Banners
Graphic 45 Couture Flowers
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Graphic 45 Couture Chipboard-2
Graphic 45 Couture Stickers
Prima Flowers
Prima Metal Embellisments
My Mind`s Eye brads
Crystals Doodle Prima

Many thanks to Tati Scrap, Rhea, and Nadya for their amazing work. Thanks for joining us for the G45 Color Challenge! Join us tomorrow to see who won the blog contest and for our final day of this fun challenge.

Your Pals in Paper,

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

July 21, 2014

Take the Graphic 45 Color Challenge!

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We have a very exciting week here on the Graphic 45 blog. We are sharing our Graphic 45 Color Challenge! One of the first assignments we gave our Design Team was to take the light and dark colors of our Core'dinations Cardstock and choose three colors to make a beautiful creation.  And this talented Design Team more than delivered amazing creations! Have you ever started a project with a set of colors? It's a great challenge if your crafting mojo is running low. Maybe we'll inspire you to try it yourself this week! Today, we have three projects from the amazing Katie Zoey Ho, Ginger Ropp, and Yumi Muraeda. Enjoy the Color Challenge from Graphic 45!

Before we begin our Color Challenge, who wants to win some Place in Time this week? Just comment here on the blog or on Facebook to win. We will announce the winner on the blog on Friday. Have fun!

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We also need to announce our last four winners of our Sneak Peek Win It Before You Can Buy It giveaways! Our randomly chosen winners are...

From the Blog:

-Colleen E. Perkins: Graphic 45 YOU are Beyond SPECTACULAR!!! I anxiously await every new collection as your papers and embellishments and whole collections are the most beautiful my eyes ever see! I am already planning my projects with all these collections so when will they be available!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for giving us the ability to make such beautiful treasures with all your gorgeous collections!!!!

-Wendy Hill: Love that you brought back Times Nouveau, I guess I can use some that I've been hoarding. Love these line and the new additions.

From Facebook:

-Donna Yother Drennen: Its great to see the rereleases! Thanks!

-Carla Victor-rawson: Now this is perfection! I love all your paper! Would love to win this: I'm Graphic 45 addicted!!!!

Congratulations, winners! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. We had such a great week of Sneak Peeks, thanks for joining us!

Now, let's get to the Color Challenge! Here are the Core'Dinations Cardstock colors the Design Team chose from for their beautiful designs. If you want to take the challenge, choose three colors to inspire a design!

Light colors:

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 Dark Colors:

 

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First, we have a beautiful project from Katie using the three colors below: Photogenic, Tuscan Sunset, and Gala Gold. We are in love with how this turned out - it's amazing how you can start with color and end up with such beauty!

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"I’ve found this non-functional weighing scale that I had previously bought at one of $2 thrift stores which is not working really well. Sometimes, things that are bought too cheaply has a tendency to just dump it away when it's malfunction. Well, I opt to alter it, transforming this little weighing scale to something I can keep some of my favorite French Country recipes..." ~Katie

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Supply List

Malfunction Weighing Scale
French Country 8” X 8” Papers (Grandeur, Rendezvous, Deja Vu)
French Country 6” x 6” Patterns & Solids
French Country Chipboard 1
French Country Chipboard 2
French Country Stickers & Alphabet Stickers
French Country Cling Stamp 3
Graphic 45 Staples (Antique Metal Door Pull & Stamped Metal Brads)
Gesso
Jute Twine
Transparencies
Black & Gold Paint
Packaging Cardboards
Prima Mulberry Autumn Leaves
⅛” Black Eyelets
Gold Foil Trims (own stash)
Kraft Papers/Cardstocks
Your Favorite French Country Recipes

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Next, we have a card from the amazing Ginger. The three colors above are the colors she chose for this wonderful card: Dark Cashmere, Precious Pink, and Robin's Egg. She uses our Come Away with Me collection to create a brilliant card! Love these colors. Just imagine getting this wonderful card in the mail!

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Supply List

Come Away With Me 12x12 Globetrotter
Come Away With Me 12x12 Look Out World
Come Away With Me 12x12 Cosmopolitan
Stampin Up Cardstock Early Espresso
May Arts Pink Twine
Mulberry Paper Flowers
Handmade stick pin
Martha Stewart Leaf Punch
My Creative Time Doily Die
Ranger Distress Ink Frayed Burlap
Dimensional Foam Tape

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To close out this blog, we share the most magical An Eerie Tale Altered 8x8 Matchbook Box and Mini Album using our Tag Album Staples. Yumi uses the three colors above to create a truly amazing project: Photogenic, Bordeaux, and Sweet Apricot. She even provides a Snapguide to try it yourself!

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Supply List

Metal Door Pulls Antique Brass
Ornate Metal Key Holes Antique Brass
Metal Brads
Tag Albums Large
Altered Art Matchbook Box 8’
An Eerie Tale 8’ pad
An Eerie Tale 12’ pad
An Eerie Tale Chipboard Tag
An Eerie Tale Cardstock Flowers
An Eerie Tale Cardstock Stickers
Ribbon
Black chipboard 12x12’

We are so excited about our Color Challenge. What a great kickoff to this fun week. We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoy seeing these fantastic projects. Maybe you'll even try our Color Challenge yourselves. Many thanks to Katie, Ginger, and Yumi. Don't forget to comment today to win a Place in Time prize pack!

Happy Monday,

Graphic 45

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

 

July 18, 2014

Graphic 45 Sneak Peeks Day 5: Baby 2 Bride & Times Nouveau + New Staples!

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Good Morning, G45ers! We have a feeling you are going to be very excited about our last day of Sneak Peeks! One of our biggest customer requests is to re-release older collections. Today, we are introducing our Deluxe Collector's Edition of our first two collections we ever released! Baby 2 Bride and Times Nouveau were our very first collections and kicked off this grand adventure of Graphic 45. When you buy these collector's editions, you will get in one handy pack a paper pad, and NEW cardstock stickers and chipboard tags that were not included in the first inception of these two collections. They have also been digitally enhanced to give you even more beautiful papers then when they were first released. Aren't you so excited? We certainly are! Also, today we will show you Sneak Peeks of our new Staples. You are going to love these new fun items. Stick around to the end for a stunning Botanical Tea creation by Donna Espiritu! What an absolutely brilliant day on the blog.

Let's find out who won our 'Twas the Night Before Christmas Sneak Peek prize packs before we see the Sneak Peeks! Our randomly chosen winners are....

From the Blog:

-Arielle Berceau: Twas the Night Before Christmas...yay! Iove the wonderful Santa's, the beautiful holly and snowflakes. The paper with the clocks is gorgeous!

-Michelle Flower: Love it! and love the Lamp Shade idea!

From Facebook:

-Donna Winters: I just pulled out Christmas stuff to make cards what a perfect time to introduce Christmas stuff and as usual G45 makes perfect stuff.

-Gina Day Peterson: My favorite Christmas Story brought to life by Graphic45! What more could a girl want for Christmas!!!!!!!!!!

Congratulations to our winners! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prizes.

Remember, you have FOUR chances to Win It Before You Can Buy It! And as a grand finale the winners will win a set of each of these Deluxe Collector's Edition packages - that is a $60 Retail Value. How exciting! So, don't delay, comment today on the blog or on our Facebook page.

Now, let's get to the Sneak Peeks!

"Back by popular demand, we're offering our revamped Classic Collections in a Deluxe Collector's Edition Pack.  Each pack will include 2 each of the new and updated 12 double-sided papers, brand new chipboard tags and cover-weight stickers:

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Graphic 45 now offers the much requested and eagerly anticipated Deluxe Collection of Baby 2 Bride! Baby 2 Bride was the first collection released by Graphic 45, now including newly created chipboard and stickers with this beautiful, 12 double-sided page vintage collection to celebrate the unforgettable time and endless love of growing children."

"Sentimental Baby"

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"Birdy Baby Blues"


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"Love is Blue"


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"From this Moment"


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"Endless Love"


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"Unforgettable"


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"Dream a Little Dream"


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"Love Me Tender"


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NEW Baby 2 Bride Stickers

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NEW Baby 2 Bride Chipboard Tags

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The Baby 2 Bride Deluxe Collector's Edition

When you purchase this collection, you will receive this paper pad pack that includes the chipboard and stickers!

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Enjoy a wonderful tutorial from Diane's workshop on how to make an upcycled dresser using Baby 2 Bride. What an adorable piece!

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This small set of drawers was painted a complimentary pink for the new classic release of Baby to Bride. First the knobs were carefully removed with pliers that had been wrapped with several layers of paper towel so as not to scratch or break the them.

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Little pieces like this should have all surfaces covered. It's easy to forget the back sometimes but it really finishes it nicely when done. The back is covered with a blue diamond paper called 'From this Moment'.

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The drawer cabinet is going to be covered with 'Sentimental Baby' in one piece that wraps around the sides. This pattern is made from several pieces of scrap paper and taped together. Then the pattern is carefully transferred to the paper. Take your time when cutting it out and adhering so you get it perfectly in place.

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The drawer fronts are then adhered with the same paper and the knobs replaced.

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The pink gingham paper which is on the reverse side of 'Sentimental Baby' is used on the top of the cabinet and a blue border from 'Birdy Baby Blues' is layered on top of it.

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That same blue border is continued on the top and bottom of the cabinet. The drawers are put in place and the finished drawers are ready for the baby or a bride!

 

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"Graphic 45 now offers the Deluxe Collection of Times Nouveau, the special, limited time re-release of our journey back to the Roaring Twenties. Rich colors, beautiful images, and glad rags take us back to this glorious era. Get this quick, this is sure to be a 'Hot Tomato!'"

"Glad Rags"

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"Lollapalooza"


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"Bee's Knees"


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"Wallflower"


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"Copacetic"


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"Hip to the Jive"


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"Hot Tomato"


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"About Time"

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"Hey You"


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"It's the Berries"


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NEW Times Nouveau Stickers

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NEW Times Nouveau Chipboard Tags


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Times Nouveau Deluxe Collector's Edition


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New Graphic 45 Staples

We're thrilled to add these fun new products to our Staples Collection, introducing our Mixed Media Boxes and Black Tag Albums.  Perfect for mixed media and square social media photo projects.
 
5x5 Mixed Media Boxes feature a peek a boo window and magnetic closure.  Each box includes 6 coordinating cards.  Three colors available: Black, Ivory and Kraft.

 

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Black Tag Albums feature a sturdy tag with a brass grommet including a matching binder ring.  Available in Large Tag Albums—6 cards per package, Regular Tag Albums—9 cards per package, and Artist Trading Tags—12 tags per package.
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Won't they be fun to create with? The possibilities are endless with our Graphic 45 Staples!

Now, to wrap up this magnificent day, we have an incredible altered frame by Donna using Botanical Tea. This is so gorgeous!

"I altered a frame I bought in a thrift store, like a dollar store in the USA. Originally the color is gold with black stains. I primed the frame with white gesso, about 3 layers (drying after each layer first before painting new gesso). Then I brushed the frame with Mod Podge (matte) before adhering the fuzzy cut flowers. I glued the flower pieces with a glue gun and then brushed several layers of Mod Podge again. I also used Platinum stickles for a little bit of sparkle. I dabbed Mod Podge dimensional magic to the butterflies and monogram." ~Donna

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Supply List:

Botanical tea 12x12 papers (Botanical tea, Flora, Sweet Chamomile, Just because)
Botanical tea 8x8 papers (Just because, Fauna)
Botanical tea cardstock stickers
Botanical tea banners
Graphic 45 rubber stamp
Platinum stickles
Mod Podge (matte)
Mod Podge dimensional magic
Stazon ink
Twine

Thank you for joining us for this magnificent week of Sneak Peeks! Is there a collection you just can't wait to use? We can't wait to hear what you think. We'll announce the final four grand finale winners on the blog on Monday! See you then, G45ers.

Happy Friday,

Graphic 45

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

 

July 17, 2014

Graphic 45 Sneak Peeks Day 4: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas

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It's the most wonderful time of the year! Sneak Peeks for our new holiday collection 'Twas the Night Before Christmas! Who loves this classic tale? This collection is packed with all the fun and traditional images of this festive season. Reds, greens, golds and cream - this collection will remind you of all the special moments in this special time. We also have a tutorial from Diane's workshop and a wonderful project from Ginny Nemchak! There are so many reasons this blog will keep a smile on your face. So fun!

Before we show you the Sneak Peeks, don't forget there are FOUR chances to win 'Twas the Night Before Christmas Before You Can But It! Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to win. Speaking of, who are our winners from yesterday? Let's find out! Our randomly chosen winners are....

From the Blog:

-Lillian Child: What a terrific tutorial AND the projects are simply amazing. I am such a nut for anything vintage so this anniversary set just tickles my craft bone!!

-Pam Caudill: Graphic45 is awesome! This collection is a is a beauty!

From Facebook:

-Dawn Belger: These are the graphic 45 colors and designs I love. So much fun for cards and woman pages and everything just very versatile. Not that I don't have every collection you've made

-Abner Quadrupleday: Have dreamed of having celebratory paper from G45! Have wished to win a collection. You made this southern girl's dream come true! Now, may I get my wish?

Congratulations to our winners! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. And don't forget to comment today for another chance to win!

Now, let's take a look at this wonderful new collection. Without further ado - 'Twas the Night Before Christmas!

"‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, and all through the world, many creatures were scurrying to get to the craft store! Join in our 'Happy Holly Day' with this jolly collection celebrating this oft told tale with the rich, traditional colors and images of this wonderful season. This festive new collection includes 8 beautiful double-sided papers, 12x12 and 8x8 paper pads, coordinating chipboard die-cuts, stickers, stamps and cardstock tags & pockets embellishments, along with a 6x6 paper pad containing 36 sheets with coordinating patterns and solids. "

"'Twas the Night Before Christmas"

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"Happy Holly Day"


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"Ho Ho Ho"


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"Jolly Old Elf"


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"Up on the Housetops"


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"Merry Mistletoe"


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"Bundle of Toys"


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"Long Winter's Nap"


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 'Twas the Night Before Christmas Cardstock Stickers

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'Twas the Night Before Christmas Chipboard Tags

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'Twas the Night Before Christmas Cardstock Tags & Pockets


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'Twas the Night Before Christmas 8x8 and 12x12 Paper Pads

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'Twas the Night Before Christmas 6x6 Patterns & Solids Paper Pad

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Now, enjoy this wonderful tutorial from Diane's workshop on how to update a home decor piece for any season!

"In this project from Dianes workshop we wanted to show you another piece that had been previously used in our 'By the Sea' collection transformed into a Christmas lamp! 
 
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The paper is carefully removed with an exacto knife and placed on a sheet of scrap paper to be used as a pattern.
 
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The green snowflake paper from Twas the Night Before Christmas is called 'Ho Ho Ho' and is cut out and adhered to the lampshade using the previous paper pattern.
 
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A red border cut from the front of 'Ho Ho Ho' is used to enhance the look of the shade and make it pop!
 
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Next, the paper on the little boxes that create the lamp is also carefully removed and saved on scrap paper as a pattern.Each box is then recovered. 
 
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The top box wears 'Merry Mistletoe" with 'Happy Holly - Day' as the plaid. Each box used the plaid on the lids to pull the look together.
 
The second box is covered with 'Ho Ho Ho' as the base with a strip of stamps from the borders side of 'Ho Ho Ho'. 
 
The third box on the bottom repeats the 'Merry Mistletoe' paper and the base of the lamp is finished off with 'Ho Ho Ho'.
 
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So, once again we show you how you can cover and recover your favorite decor pieces as often as you like!"
 
Before we let you go, we can't leave you without some inspiration from our Design Team. You will love the rich colors and sentiments of this beautiful card by Ginny using Typography. Amazing!

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Supply List

Graphic 45 Typography Imagine
Graphic 45 Typography Typography
Graphic 45 Typography Inscribe
Graphic 45 Typography Dream
Worldwin Cardstock
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Mulberry Flowers
Forever in Time Felt Doily
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Black Soot
Glittery Photo Corners

Thank you for joining us for these festive Sneak Peeks! Doesn't it put you in the holiday spirit? Tomorrow, we have something extra special up our sleeves for Sneak Peeks - you just have to make sure to join us! Hint: It's Sneak Peeks that meet our customers' biggest request. You'll just have to visit to find out! See you then, G45ers!

Happy Holly Day,

Graphic 45

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