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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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Since in Canada we've already celebrated Thanksgiving, I am looking forward to starting an advent calendar from Kaisercraft that will be decorated with Christmas Emporium papers. I just love the colours and the old-fashioned feel and I think it will become a family heirloom.

For me the holidays are all about making cards to send out to my friends and family.
stamping sue

new to your blog, beautiful items to look at. I am making covers for post it notes as office gifts this year. Will make seasonal ones and non seasonal ones. Only item need is some bling and double sided heavy patterned paper.

Amazing DT projects! I'm particular fond of that tag by Tara Orr - so lovely! I'm a huge fan of Graphic 45, but don't have any of the Le Cirque or The Magic of Oz papers, so I've got to find some of those!

Making all my Christmas cards this year along with some mini books as gifts. I try to give something I've made to my family each year, I think handmade gifts are the best. I feel like it's giving a little piece of myself to the ones I love.

I make Christmas cards every year and sometimes knit some gifts.

what a great prize! i love the metal canister.

Gorgeous projects as always!! I really love the layout!

great projects today! I especially love the darling layout! I probably won't make any home decor items; thanks for a chance to win though

Fantastic projects - keep them coming to us!

Your design teams comes up with the most amazing things. I am not a big circus fan so the actual circusy images don't appeal to me, but when I see projects like these I become more enamored of the paper designs. Beautiful! I attended a craft night at a local independent craft store this past Saturday night and we did some projects that have inpired me as gifts for the holidays. We covered chipboard suitcases and made mini recipe card books.

First, congrats to Chris D...lucky gal :) The projects that you've posted today are inspiring me to start thinking about my own holiday projects. I am thinking along the line of a Santa train....so I better sign off the internet and get on over to my local scrapbooking store and pick up some good ol Graphic45 paper and goodies!

I'm making Christmas cards for all my friends and relatives.. Graphic 45 is always a wonderful choice of paper.. Thanks for all the interesting ideas this blog gives us everyday..

CONGRATS to Chris D!! =)
THANKS for the AWESOME Blog Hop!! Also, can't wait to leave a message for this weeks prize!! AWESOME!!

Oh my....those projects are fantastic. I need to go create today.

I.m dreaming of some G45 product!

I'm in total awe over the design teams fabulous creations! Amazing!
I'm so thrilled my only local craft store is starting to seel your products! Thanks for the chance to win some of your wonderful products!
Kindest regards,

Beautiful projects!!! I'm hoping to make a Christmas banner for the mantle and our Christmas cards. There's also the possibility of selling some cards but I don't know how many or how involved yet. Argh! :)

Cute project...thanks for sharing. Love Graphic 45!!!1

Félicitations à Chris. Le créations de Tara sont magnifiques, bises

Ah...estou fazendo a decoração da mesa para a ceia, desde cardápio, porta talheres, jogo americano,...

Very nice projects! Every year I enjoy making all my cards for Christmas. Thanks for the chance to win.

How wonderful! I love Le Cirque---I bought several sheets and have made several projects with them. Nice.

Don't you love those papers? I love the old fashioned feel.

Oh my gosh, that is gorrrrrgeous!!!!

Working on "recreating" my craft room so I can start working on Christmas projects with my G45 things! I'm always inspired by theDesign Team. You guys rock my world!

Wow. love all the creations :)

Right now I am working on a "Merry Christmas" banner swap with a bunch of girls. I got the very last S as my letter

Love the projects, I just finished all my Christmas cards and I'm now would on some mini albums for friends and family.

Wow, I love the projects. The scrapbook page is pure eye candy. The tag is so amazingly detailed and beautiful. Thank you to these two ladies for their artwork. I am busy making things for a craft show that I am in very soon. May everyone have the most joyous holiday season.

I'm having a small New Year's celebration and want to make a centerpiece for my buffet. I'm slowly collecting sparkly materials.

Oooh what lovely prizes,as always! This holiday season I am working on a Christmas flag banner using of cource Graphic45 Christmas Emporium. And all of my tags this year will be from the same paper collection. I have already made a Letter to Santa mailbox using the same paper line and made a mini album for the inside. I love that paper line so much my local scrapbooking store cant keep enough of it stock for me.Good luck to everyone!

Love the projects. Fabulous as usual!!

Absolutely beautiful projects! This year my main focus will be making Christmas cards for the first time.

This season I am working on Christmas cards and mini albums for my kids and family. I love the colour of your paper. It is vibrant and alive. I can't wait for the new line!! I am going to antigua so it will be perfect to scrap my adventure with!!! Keep the awesome lines coming!!

Awesome projects!! I am planning making a December Daily album, a few holiday mini albums!! So excited for this holiday season.

I love the creativeness and the color of your projects! I wish it would rain G45 paper! I'd grab it all up!

Beautiful projects and papers. The patterns and colors are always so gorgeous. Thank you for sharing and a chance to win. Im creating Christmas Cards and Thanksgiving table centerpeices.

I have started some Christmas projects. Hope I can finish everything I have started.

What a bunch of fun fabulous creations. Very inspiring for me to use up my Christmas Emporium for ornaments.

All of the projects are fabulous, very well done ladies!

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