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June 25, 2012

Graphic 45 Sneak Peeks: Introducing Nutcracker Sweet


Hello G45ers,

We want to welcome you all to today's enchanting blog! We are so glad you are joining us! This is a big day! Starting today we're beginning our sneak peeks for Summer CHA! That means brand new collections and products that you are going to love! Today we're proud to introduce Nutcracker Sweet, our newest holiday collection! You'll see sneak peeks of 6 of the new papers from this fabulous collection. You'll also get a chance to win this new collection before it's even available in stores! All this week we're giving away 4 prize packs every day! Each winner will receive an 8x8 paper pad and both coordinating chipboard die-cuts from Nutcracker Sweet! That's 20 prizes this week alone! Wow! Just leave us a blog comment today for your chance to win! Yay!

We've also got some winners to announce from last week's Graphic 45 and May Arts blog hop contest! Chosen randomly from our design team members blogs, the winners are...

Chosen From Denise Hahn's blog:

-Julie Short: "This is totally and absolutely gorgeous. Having just had the Ladies Diary Range arrive I have been oohing ahhing and procrastinating. Now I am totally inspired.
I hope your Birthday is a very special one."

Chosen from Clare Charvill's blog:

-Christina Ketelson: "Clare wonderful box and fantastic video showing it. That is one of the papers I have yet to get and hope to find it online soon. You did fantastic at the use of the May Arts ribbon and Graphic paper. Thanks for sharing!!"

Congratulations! Will our winners please email us with your shipping information at [email protected] to claim your prize! And now it's time for some fabulous sneak peeks!

Enter a whimsical world of childlike delight with a gorgeous new holiday collection by Graphic 45! Introducing The Nutcracker Sweet, a dazzling new collection inspired by the classic ballet that is sure to warm your heart and enliven your imagination. You'll be whisked away on an enchanting journey of Christmas bliss, accompanied by all your favorite characters: Clara, the Sugar Plum Fairy, the Mouse King, and the Nutcracker Prince! Every dazzling page combines the melodious grandeur of this classic story with the charm of vintage-inspired Christmas. Gentle gingerbread dance amongst candy and holiday sweets as delicate snowflakes twinkle in the winter skies. The richly saturated color pallet radiates with shades of ballet slipper pink, candy cane red, velvety purple, glamorous green and delicate cream. This incredible collection includes 12 stunning new double-sided papers, 12x12 and 8x8 paper pads, coordinating chipboard die-cuts, stickers and stamp sets. Let all of your holiday dreams come true with The Nutcracker Sweet from Graphic 45!

"Nutcracker Sweet"



"Holiday Magic"



"Gingerbread Delights"



"Festive Fairytale"



"Land of Sweets"



"Christmas March"



And now to add to your inspiration we have two incredible projects from Tara Orr and Nicole Eccles! You are going to love these stunning works of art featuring A Ladies' Diary! Get ready to fall in love! First up is this incredible layout by Tara Orr! Take it away, Tara!

"Oh lord - do I ever ADORE this collection.  Perfect combination of vintage and softness.  I altered my photo just a titch and added slight hints of pink in my daughter's cheeks, etc.  I  must have taken at least an hour to decide which papers to use for my layout - I wanted to include them all - seriously, one of my all time fave collections for sure!" -Tara Orr







Graphic 45 Supplies:

Next up is these beautiful work of altered art by Nicole Eccles! This piece is so much fun and a wonderful way to add some beauty to an ordinary object! Here is what Nicole had to say about it!

"What was once just a plain black mail organizer and hat rack is now transformed into something I would LOVE to use!  Embellished with the perfect combination of G45’s elegant new A Ladies Diary and Once Upon a Springtime lines. Each line complimenting the other with soft touches of color.  I wanted to keep the organizer looking clean and fresh, yet shabby chic at the same time.  My favorite part that ties the whole thing together is the strip of ladies in their vintage hats, just where a hat can be hung!  Just another example of how Graphic 45 papers can transform ANYTHING into fabulous with just a little time and love." -Nicole Eccles

1 Nicole Eccles G 45 A Ladies Diary Mail Organizer

2 Nicole Eccles G 45 A Ladies Diary Mail Organizer
3 Nicole Eccles G 45 A Ladies Diary Mail Organizer

5 Nicole Eccles G 45 A Ladies Diary Mail Organizer

6 Nicole Eccles G 45 A Ladies Diary Mail Organizer

Supplies Used:
Graphic 45 Papers
Once Upon A Springtime-Primrose Cottage
Want 2 Scrap: Pearl Flourish
Ranger: Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
Other: Mod Podge

Thank you all so much for joining us today! We hope you'll come back and see us tomorrow for more sneak peeks from Nutcracker Sweet! Don't forget to leave us your blog comments for your chance to win this wonderful new collection before it's available in stores! Huge thanks to Tara Orr and Nicole Eccles for their fabulous work! Have a wonderful day, G45ers!

Your Pals in Paper,

Team Graphic 45


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Wow!! Stunning peek so far at Nutcracker Sweet. Every piece of paper is gorgeous, can't wait for holiday fun!

You have absolutely gorgeous papers! Nutcracker Sweet makes me wish for Christmas already!

OMG...I feel like a kid on christmas morning. Its like opening presents. I love it.

Love the Nutcracker Sweet collection, its just amazing, the colours are so fun and vibrant!!

I'm itching to get out my scissors and start fussy-cutting! Love these papers! My mind is whirling with ideas!

Oh wow...visions of sugarplums sure dance in my head! Wonderful remembrance of the wonderful trips to the Nutcracker my Mom and I took for years! The Nutcracker then tea after at a wonderful Tea Shoppe! Must have this to make a book of all our Christmas trips....

I know I am going to love all of this new collection! Especially love all the beautiful purple colors!!!

Love the new paper! Can't wait to be able to use it.

Beautiful... the Nutcracker Sweet papers are absolutely beautiful! The Nutcracker ballet is a Christmas tradition so creating something with these papers will be even more special!

I love the new paper line nutcracker sweet beautiful.......

Yet another smash hit with this new collection! G45 never disappoints! Gorgeous projects from these two fabulous ladies!

You've brought this beloved ballet to life with these extraordinary papers. I sure hope I win but either way I have to have 'em. :)

I love love love the new Christmas paper, did I mention I love it!

What a beautiful and fun new collection, and the inspirations today are beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win!

Love the Nutcracker Sweet papers. Fantastic rich colors combined with the Nutcracker ballet - wonderful holiday line.

Pretty paper! Can't wait to create!

I just added this collection to my MUST HAVE list!!! Thank you for yet another wonderful collection.

I collect nutcrackers... This paper is a must have...just like all the other Graphic 45 papers!

Oh my! What a collection! I LOVE the purple in the Christmas paper and all the sweet characters are just perfect for fussy cutting. I am really excited!!!!

So beautiful and fun! The ideas are already racing through my head:) Thanks for the inspiration!

I love this papers. Can't wait to make some christmas albums with this.

WOW! I have to have this. It is amazing!

LOVE this Christmas collection!!! This is first on my "Christmas Wish List". ;-)

How very beautiful!! I would expect nothing else from G45!
Nicole's project is wonderful as well.

Beautiful new collection!

Love both projects. I'm always amazed at the Team's creativity.


I knew before I saw it that I would love the Nutcracker collection! Every piece is gorgeous! Please hurry and get it to the stores!!

Lovely projects! I can't wait to get hold of the new Nutcracker sweet papers either! Waltzingmouse Stamps have a set of stamps which would be just perfect to go together with these.

Lynn Wild

You have done it again. What a beautiful collection.

Just love the snick peek! Love love!
I need it soon!

WOW!!! Graphic 45 have done it again.....you guys are sheer genius at designing paper ranges that tell a story!! And as usual, this range is gorgeous. I am a lover of all things Graphic 45, and hope that I can add this range to my stash in due time.

OMYGOODNESS!! I am hyperventilating here!!! I absolutely LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEE this collection!! Crossing my fingers and toes that I win!! I AM IN LOVE!!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!

Beautiful projects from the DT today!! WOW!!!! I love them!!!!

This is my first time at Graphic 64. Your papers are so different from the ones are used to. They really inspire the nostalgic feelings from when I was a kid in the 50's and 60's.

The Nutcracker is one of my favorite holiday traditions. Love, love, love the paper!

LOVE THE NEW PAPER! Just stinking awesome will work perfect for something for my boyfriends nieces and nephews (they dance in the nutcracker every year with their father)

The projects by the DT members are fantastic as always, Tarra Orr never ceases to amaze me!

The Nutcracker Sweet is beautiful, as always! I received my Ladies Diary papers last week and can't wait to begin creating with them. I love that line. It reminds me of my Grandmother!

OMG - the name says it all - SWEET!

I'm in love with Nutcracker Sweet! You've brought us another incredible line. Loving the splashes of purple. Thanks for the chance to win it. Tara and Nicole have inspired me to use A Ladies Diary.

Every collectiion is amazing and you never disappoint us-thank you for keeping me inspired

This collection will definitely be one of those instant sellout successes! I love the nutcracker and still remember going to see it as a little girl. The paper pad is enchanting. Tara's layout is beautiful.

Ow wow! Love this so much!

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