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December 02, 2011

Christmas Mini Albums and Blog Winner Announcement!

Hello Magnificent G45ers! 

It's another magical day here at Graphic 45 and we are so glad you are joining us! Today we are exploring the fabulous world of holiday mini albums from our Staples collection. Yuka Hino and Tara Orr of our design team have created some ultra inspiring minis that are sure to put you in the holiday  spirit. The holidays are a time for memories and what better way to preserve those memories than with a gorgeous mini album! Today you'll see some clever ideas that are fun and easy to create. All you need is some beautiful Graphic 45 papers and embellishments, some creative spirit and a heaping dose of holiday cheer! So lets get started!

It's Friday and that means we have a winner to announce for this week's blog contest! We want to thank everyone who left us comments this week on our blog and Facebook page. We got so many marvelous responses when we asked you what you most love about the holiday season. We definitely got into the holiday spirit reading your comments and we hope you did too! Thank you to everyone who left us a comment! Our randomly chosen winner is...

-BrianK of the Kraftman blog!  You'll love what he has created with our Metal Flower Staples.  So cool. 

Congratulations BrianK! Please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize! We will have another terrific blog contest on Monday for more chances to win some great Graphic 45 goodies! Here is the great Christmas Emporium prize that Brian won this week! Wow!


This first wonderful mini is by Yuka Hino. This mini was creating using our Christmas Emporium papers and stamps and Metal Film Canister with Kraftboard mini album that comes inside the canister. Here you can see how easy it is to create an astonishing holiday mini using some clever paper layering, contrasting colors, and well-placed embellishments and chipboards! Behold the wonder! 

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Graphic 45 Papers
Scrapbook Adhesives By 3L: MyStik™ Permanent Strips Dispenser, 3D Foam Squares - Black, Small
May Arts: Ribbon, String
Prima Marketing: Flowers, Leaves, Crystals, Distressing Tool
Zva Creative: Crystals
Tim Holtz: Ornate Plates
Basic Grey: Rub-ons
Bo-Bunny: Rub-ons
Ranger Industries: Glossy Accents, Stickles
Tattered Angels: Mist, Mask
Tsukineko: Ink
Acrylic Color, Sewing Machine, Circle cutter, Punch

Next up is another brilliant mini album. This one was made by Tara Orr and it is going to knock your Christmas socks off! Here you can see some fabulous layering and paper distressing as well as gorgeous uses of embellishments. Each page of this mini tells its own unique story! Tara combined Christmas Emporium, An ABC Primer and our Kraft Envelope Album to create this stunning mini! Here is what she had to say about this fabulous creation!

"It's the most wonderful time of the year!! A perfect time for starting your Holiday crafts to give for gifts to your friends and loved ones.  I wanted to create a holiday mini album that could hold all the wonderful photos and keepsake memories from this upcoming season. I chose Graphic 45's envelope album - perfect for holding small treasures, notes and photos.  I've been into a vintage mood as of late, so the album was decorated with a monochromatic palette of black and cream, using a combination of Christmas Emporium Papers and An ABC Primer Collection from Graphic 45." -Tara Orr


















Graphic 45 Metal Buttons
Graphic 45 Metal Tags
Graphic 45 Staples: Trim
Graphic 45 Staples: Stickers
Graphic 45 Stamps: IC0126, IC0127: Christmas Emporium
Clearsnap: Colorbox pigment ink in espresso
Clearsnap: Colorbox Mix'd Media Inx by Donna Salazar in Honey
Clearsnap: Smooch Spritz in Gold Glow, Gingerale
Clearsnap: Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink in Moonlight
Scrapbook Adhesives: 3D Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives: MyStik Adhesive Roller
Dusty Attic: Chipboard Elements
ZVA Creative: flowers
Making Memories: Edge Scraper
Ranger: Glossy Accents
Misc: Acrylic paint, doilies, twine, berries, jingle bells

We hope today's crafts help inspire your holiday crafting. Thank you all so much for stopping by! Huge thanks to Yuka Hino and Tara Orr for their fabulous work today! We hope you all have a relaxing weekend! Stay warm and enjoy!

With Love and Pretty Holiday Paper,

Team Graphic 45


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stunning work!

Very Pretty!! Great Inspriration!!

Both of these projects are breathtaking! The details are incredible.

The projects are breathtaking!!!

Bothe are just amazing. Very beautifully designed.

Those albums are so gorgeous!!

Projects never disappoint when using G45..beautiful work <3

Wow! Those are fabulous albums! The detail is just amazing! Thank you for sharing!

Gorgeous Christmas minis!!!

Both albums are beautiful. The vintage mini album is gorgeous!!!

Wow. Yuka, that is such a pretty and bright project! And Tata! All cream! FANTASTIC! You gals are amazing!

Looks like I'll be stalking a few more designers! Thanks Ladies, these are beautiful.

Love all the mini books. Each one is better then the next.

Phenomenal. Love ALL of these.

Stunning Ladies absolutely stunning


I love your new Christmas paper and the designers's mini albums are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Absolutely stunning and so inspiring, just love, love, love all the graphic 45 papers and such creative ladies...thanks

Coucou, ces créations sont magnifiques, bises

WOW!!!!!!!!!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!

STUNNING !!! Love the colors.

These two projects are AMAZING!!! I am overwhelmed!! I can't say enough. I just love these!! I'm sooo inspired! I love the white washed edges! Thank you so much for sharing these beautiful minis!!

OMG. What fabulous, fabulous minis!! Keep em coming please....

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