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November 07, 2011

Gorgeous Le Cirque Creations & A New Blog Contest!

Hello G45ers!

Happy Monday to you! Welcome to another fun-filled week here at Graphic 45! Today we have the most marvelous crafts to share with you from our brilliant design members Yuka Hino and Tara Orr. Plus, it's Monday and you know what that means! It's time for another Graphic 45 weekly blog contest! Yay! And the fun doesn't stop there, we also have a winner to announce from the Handmade Holiday Hop.  Let's cut to the chase and make the announcement.  The winner is . . .Chris D!

Chris D. left this comment on Nicole Eccles blog: What a wonderful Christmas shadow box! This was truly a labor of love to make - so much detail! Thanks for sharing! 

We would like to thank all the desingers, partners and hoppers for making this weekend unforgettable.  Chris D please email info@g45papers.com to claim your prize. 

As we gear up for holiday crafting we want to know about some of the projects that you have in mind for this holiday season. Are you planning something grand for a Thanksgiving centerpiece or home decor? Or perhaps you're already getting started on some Christmas crafts! Let us know what you're dreaming of for this holiday season. Leave us a blog or Facebook comment and you could win this lovely prize! A Magic of Oz 8x8 Paper Pad, a Le Cirque 8x8 Paper Pad, Ornate Metal Door Plate and Knob Staples, Kraft Envelope Album Staples and a Metal Film Canister! What fun!


It's obvious that we love to clown around here at Graphic 45. That's why today's crafts were all made with our fabulous Le Cirque collection! This fun and vibrant collection looks amazing in any craft creation! Check out this gorgeous layout by Yuka Hino! She used a template to help create the form for this wonderful LO. You can see how Yuka's wild imagination sprung to life in this adorable creation. It's an explosion of color and joy!

YukaHino_Balloon Fun


Graphic 45 Papers
Le Cirque: Le Cirque, Bohemian Floral, Magnifique, Wizards of Wonders, Extravaganza, Greatest Show on Earth, Flying High
Graphic 45 Staples: Core'dinations SigSeries G45 12x12 Asst Pack 30/PKG*, Metal Button Staples, Trim Staples, Flower Staples, Sticker Staples, Alphabet Sticker Staples
Imaginarium Designs Chipboard: Circle Border 8"
Fiskars: Postage Stamp Border Punch, Tear Edger - Deckle, The Original Orange-Handled Scissors™ (8")
Scrapbook Adhesives By 3L: MyStik™ Permanent Strips Dispenser, 3D Foam Squares - Black Small
7gypsies: Metal Charm
Tim Holtz: Corners
Ranger Industries: Stickles
Tsukineko: Ink
Acrylic Color, Sewing Machine, compasses

Next we have these two amazing Le Cirque creations by Tara Orr. The first is this jubilant tag that is sure to make you smile. It has some beautiful movement and dimensions! Tara even recycled the packaging from some Graphic 45 Staples to create the backing for this wonderful tag! It's a clever technique that's also kind to the earth!



Graphic 45 Papers
Staples: Metal Buttons
Scrapbook Adhesives: My Stik Permanent Adhesive Roller, 3D Foam Squares, Mounting Squares
Ranger: Glossy Accents

Here is another marvelous creation by Tara Orr. It's a stunning Le Cirque card! Fun springs to life in Tara's inspired creation. Again you can see her amazing layering techniques as well as her clever use of adorable embellishments and contrasting paper patterns. This card is perfect for any occasion and is guaranteed to generate smiles!



Graphic 45 Papers
Staples: Metal Buttons
Scrapbook Adhesives: My Stik Permanent Adhesive Roller, 3D Foam Squares, Mounting Squares
Ranger: Glossy Accents

We want to thank Yuka Hino and Tara Orr for their beautiful work today. And big thanks to all of you who stopped by our blog. We can't wait to read your blog and Facebook comments this week! And don't forget about our Thanksgiving Card Challenege!

Make a Thank You Card

Load it onto our Facebook Page

Label photo "Thank You Card Challenge"
Submit by November 10 at 12pm PST

On November 11, we announce 3 winners!
Winners will get a PRIZE PACKAGE from our Christmas Emporium Collection!

With Love and Pretty Paper,

Team Graphic 45


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Great week ahead of us!

Stunning projects all! I am anxious to get Christmas cards done but also want to make some fun Thanksgiving decorations!

Wonderful as usual. the papers are always uniquinic

Beautiful projects!! I'm always so inspired to see the work here!!! I just love it!!! Thank you!! I've been making Christmas ornaments all week and I'm using up my chipboard tags from the Christmas Emporium!! I'll have to get more!! They are so much fun to use!!!

Awesome projects! How fun! TFS!

Beautiful work!

Beautiful layout and card!

I am using Christmas Emporium on my cards this year - they are double pocket cards with tags - love the way they turned out! Love your stuff!

I Absolutely Adore Graphic 45 Papers. These Handmade Gift Projects Are To Die For! Great Job! Love It!

Congratulations ChrisD!!
I love today's Team Projects...the layering alone makes my jaw drop! I'm dreaming of an online Gift Certificate from my Santy Claus so I can buy more G45 Papers!!

I love doing handmade gifts for family and friends! I try to get started as early in the year as possible, but I always seem to come up with new, great ideas late in the year!

I love the multi-dimensional nature of the tag -- so festive!

Mini books for me! I make all 5 of my grandchildren a mini album for Christmas each year, and I havent started yet, but looking forward to it!
Thanks to your fabulous products....it's easy and a pleasure!

Wow, beautiful projects... wish I could get my mojo going like this!!! I am just starting to collect all my supplies for the annual card making... me and my daughter and grandaughters get together right after Thanksgiving and make our cards.

Beautiful projects! I plan to make a bunch of notebooks and calendars as a holiday gifts for my family. I hope they'll like it:)

Awasome projects. You can look at for hours. Great.

I have fond memories of making Christmas decorations back as a child...and that's been a few decades ago!...and I still have the same fascination with paper and glitter that I had back then. I love making cards and pretty tags to decorate packages and little treat boxes to hang on the tree for surprises for little guests (even older guests like finding them). This year I would like to create a little Christmas village with glitter and lights to set out, like the little paste board ones we had at home when I was a child.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Hi!! So cute projects!! Love them this papers are so great collection! This year I want to make my own christmas decoration, so I'm starting to make all for my home! Thanbks and Hugs.. Maggy

I love making cards for the holidays!
Them after Christmas, it time to scrap the photos!

Great projects!!

I have a few gifts already made and will be making at least a few more. I also will be doing my Christmas and Thanksgiving cards!

How gorgeous! :) I'm dreaming of getting all the things on my crafty to-do list DONE, lol! ;)
- April W

Cute stuff today!! I plan on making some clipboars with the new Christmas Eporium papers and hardware. Love this blog!

Those projects looks amazing. I love them all. For Christmas, I think I'll do altered photo frames for all the ladies in the family. Thanks for the chance,

Gorgeous! I love all the little details on the projects. Beautiful job ladies. TFS

Love these beautiful projects, that page is so much fun! This year my holiday season has been started with a December daily mini album made with the yummy Christmas emporium line. All the leftovers will go towards cards with hopefully enough left for a page or two!

Have I told you that Graphic 45 is my new love?!! It makes me giddy! The layout is amazing. It would definitely be the best act in a scrapbook circus!!

What am I dreaming of this holiday season? A lot. I'm dreaming of baking with my son and his girlfriend again this year, sharing the holidays with my dad again, spending five minutes in peace, giving cards and ornaments to people, getting up at 5 am to cook and finding some random prank my son has pulled, watching the snow fall while holding a hot cup of coffee, shoveling snow alone at 7 am and watching Elf over and over with my family.

All I want is for Santa to bring my family, friends and I a wonderful happy holiday season. Oh and maybe a little snow.

Wow I love all the projects. How inspiring.

Love the film canister!

Yuka, your layout is truly an explosion of color and design. Nice take on the sketch. Tara, as usual beautiful work.

My main project for the holidays is making all my Christmas cards and I'm about 3/4 of the way there! I love doing this but have to get an early start in the summer. I love this blog because of all the fabulous projects that are shown and because there's so much talent in evidence here!

I am making each of my girlfriends a set of 25 Christmas tags that they can hang on their trees, and I have gotten so many good ideas from the fantastic designers' projects. Thanks for the inspiration.


This year I plan to make ornaments as gifts, and make my Christmas cards. I better get started! Thanks for the chance to win. The projects are always inspiring.

Starting off my holiday crafting with a G45 Christmas Tag.

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