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December 26, 2011

Graphic 45 & Petaloo Blog Swap Day 1!

Hello Fabulous G45ers!

We hope you had a glorious and restful Christmas weekend! Welcome to this fantastic week of craft excellence as we team up with our pals at Petaloo! Yes, all week long we'll be featuring some breathtaking craft creations that combine the elegance of Graphic 45 papers and embellishments with the vibrancy and versatility of Petallo flowers! This truly is a match made in craft heaven! There are also some great opportunities to win prizes this week! Just leave your comments on the Graphic 45 and Petallo blogs and Facebook pages! That's all you need to do to win an awesome Graphic 45 and Petaloo gift package! We will be offering a prize on our blog and Facebook page and so will Petaloo! That means there's 4 prize packs to be given away this week! Leave your comments between now and Friday and you'll be entered to win! Check out this fabulous prize pack that we're giving away this week on our blog and Facebook page! A Tropical Travelogue 12x12 paper pad, Tropical Travelogue Stickers, Tropical Travelogue Alphabet Stickers, Chipboard Die Cuts, and 6 packs of gorgeous Petaloo flowers! Wow!

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Petaloo's awesome design team will also be creating some stunning crafts this week that combine Graphic 45 and Petaloo products. You are going to love what they've made! Get inspired and leave a blog and Facebook comment! Let the fun begin!

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This week's blog swap is very special. In honor of the new year, our design team has created a series of Graphic 45 and Petaloo calendars! This is definitely the time of year when a beautiful new calendar is the perfect thing to start the new year! Let these gorgeous creations inspire your new year's resolutions! Today's stunning crafts were made by Gloria Stengel and Laura Denison. They showcase our gorgeous new collection Tropical Travelogue as well as other classic Graphic 45 paper collections with fabulous Petaloo flowers. First up is Gloria with her astounding birthday book! Behold the brilliance!

"I created a perpetual birthday calendar by altering an old post bound mini album (8x8) that I found in my stash. I covered the fabric album with Graphic 45 Tropical Travelogue papers, including the spine and inside covers. I converted a boring album, that was collecting dust on a shelf, into something fresh and new. I glued Petaloo flowers and chipboard letters to the front of the album to create a project that anyone would love to have sitting on their table - plus this makes a fantastic gift! The album contains pages for each month to use for recording that month's birthdays. I've added a mini 2012 calendar to each page. These little calendars can be replaced each year with new calendars, making the album even more useful. The monthly record pages were left over from a project I made a number of years ago. I used other dividers for the project at the time, but could not bear to toss these dividers! I knew they'd come in handy one day! They are perfect for this birthday calendar project. For today, I created pages for January, February, and March. To see the rest of the year, visit my blog in February!" -Gloria Stengel











Graphic45 Papers:
Tropical Travelogue: Garden Isle, Oceania, Paradise Postage
Christmas Emporium: Believe!
Christmas Past: The Night Before Christmas
Domestic Goddess: Miss Manners
The Magic of Oz: Yellow Brick Road, Tenderhearted Tin Man, Emerald City
Graphic 45 Staples: The Magic of Oz Chipboard Tags 2
Petaloo: Floral Embellishments: Darjeeling Collection
Clearsnap: Colorbox Fluid Chalk (Prussian Blue, Dark Brown)
Maya Road: Chipboard (alphabet, heart, wings), bingo numbers
Tattered Angels: Glimmer Mist (Copper, Candy Apple)
Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry glue, Fabri-tac
Scotch  3M: tape runner
Cosmo Cricket: post bound album
Crafty Secrets: mini calendar printables
Craft supply: crystal stems, snowflake buttons, shamrock embellishment,  hot glue
Re-cycled item: monthly divider cards

Next we have this gorgeous Steampunk Debutante desk clock and calendar by Laura Denison. This stunning creation is the perfect thing to brighten up your workspace or home office. It would also make an amazing gift! Want to know how it was made? Tune in to Laura's free Ustream class this Wednesday, December 28th at noon PST! She will be giving an awesome tutorial on how you can make this awesome work of art! 

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"I love to make things out of boxes....but in a different way! I turned the  Graphic 45 5x8 Altered Art Box over and used the bottom of the box to create a desk clock/calendar. The hinged "lid" of the box becomes the stand. The clock mechanism and the pieces for the the perpetual calendar are housed inside the box. The perpetual calendar pieces are attached via magnets. The Petaloo Darjeeling flowers add the perfect feminine accent to the more masculine gears and clock face." -Laura Denison





Graphic 45
Petaloo Flowers
Darjeeling Hydrangeas
Darjeeling Zinnias
Spellbinders "Sprightly Sprockets" Die
Sizzix Alterations "Weathered Clock" Die 
Paper Accents Metallic card stock
7 Gypsies Gears, Ideology Gears 
Ideology Bingo pieces
Walnut Hollow Clock 
Office Depot Magnetic Sheet

We hope you all had a blast today! Please come back and see us tomorrow as we bring you more inspiring creations from Graphic 45 and Petaloo! We look forward to reading your comments this week on our blog and Facebook page! And don't forget to swing on by the Petaloo blog to see their gorgeous creations today too! Leave a comment on their blog and Facbeook page for your chance to win!

Happy Papercrafting with Flowers!

Team Graphic 45



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You ask for "A" comment but a person could go on and on about the beautiful colors, flowers, papers...see on and on.

Thank you for the awesome projects, off to get some scrappin time in. The opportunity to get some of these great products is amazing!!

Those are both just gorgeous!! You are so right about G45 and Petaloo being a perfect match! This is going to be an exciting week!

Amazing project! The next thing that I will buy is a gear die. Definitely. Wonderful!

I knew I wouldn't be disappointed with this company combo! What a delightful book for reminding us of the special days each month. The older I get, the more I need reminding!

Stunning projects!!!

Wow, love these colors and the calendar album is fantastic! thanks for the opportunity to win.

Wonderful projects. I'm always on the lookout for calendar ideas and this one altering a book into calendar is terrific.
stamping sue

I really need to make the birthday book, getting to many birthdays to remember them all.

Beautiful projects! Love the flowers and die cut pieces!

WOW, beautiful! Love the flowers!

Beautiful projects. The flowers make everything pop.

Love Laura's box and Gloria your calendar and the pages are just beautiful. Can't wait to see more.

Love the rich colors in the papers and flowers. They look so great together. Thanks for sharing two such wonderful projects.

What a great combination, Petaloo and Graphic 45. Those cute little mittens with the flowers are just adorable!

wow quel belle combinaison, c'est magnifique, merci pour la chance de gagner

Gloria's album is just fabulous! Love the inspiration!

Graphic 45's papers are just so unique! Combined with Petaloo makes them just that much more fabulous! Love what the design team has done with them! But then, I always do~

Wow you and laura have out done yourselves I Love the calander and Book they are so Colorful!

Tropical Travelogue and Petaloo florals are gorgeous together. Also some breathtking projects today!

Wow, what a great way to accent both great company products. It is quite a fantastic match. Would love all those papers and flowers! Great Combo!

love to all,

What a beautiful prize. I was going to buy the Travelogue papers, but hoping I might win. The Petaloo flowers are beautiful also. The two design ideas are so creative. Happy New Year.

wow wht great projects as always.

Ok seriously these aresuper awesome projects!! Thanks so much. I will now continue my stalking on facebook....

Beautiful creations, looking forward to the rest of the week's entries! Judy D.

so gorgeous! Flowers make everything so pretty!

Wonderful creations!

I like the mitten decorations.

I'm new to Petaloo, so I'm looking forward to seeing more of them.

Oh, pretty. I like the flowers and the papers!!!

Love the work... Great giveaway. Wish to win. ;)

Your papers are just gorgeous as usual.

i love graphic and petaloo and i love Laura's clock,so clever thanks

Gloria's birthday book is sooooo gorgeous!!!! I love the paper and flowers she used on it. Absolutely fabulous!!

Gorgeous projects! Thanks so much for the inspiration!!!!!!

Love the rich warm colors of Graphic 45! And you can never have too much Petaloo!

Your Graphic 45 Papers are so beautiful!!! There is no other paper this wonderful. Love all of your creations and your blog. Keep doing what you are doing!

Beautiful calendar! Your papers are so gorgeous. I have a hard time putting pictures on them!!!!

Wow, beautiful flower colors to match beautiful paper! I am loving the combination!



the date book!!!!!!!!!

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