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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 info@g45papers.com 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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How absolutely beautiful both projects are. I love all the detail on the Ladies diary page--including the tinted cheeks. The organizer and hat rack is so great I am going to look for one to alter, too!

The colors are stunning! I love that paper and the layout and tags are gorgeous.

This looks like another must have collection. Something different instead of the usual santas and snow. Looking forward to it.


How quickly will the Nutcracker sweet papers be available in stores? I think I found my Christmas card theme!!

I love the new Christmas line. So pretty!

Every December I take my nephew to see the Nutcracker, it's our special night together! We get dressed up, see the ballet and then have dessert at a restaurant afterwards, it's our tradition. For six years I've been scrapping those photos with "Christmas" papers of Santa and Reindeer and now, finally, you've created papers that I can use that will be absolutely perfect!! Thank you soo soo much!!
ps: I adore the Holiday Magic page, my nephew loves the Rat King the most!

Nutcracker Sweet looks fabulous!!! That layout is so beautiful, what little Gal wouldn't love to have one with her photo on it and that Mail Organizer...wow! I'd love one like that hanging in my home!

Wow, can't believe the theme and can't wait to get working on ideas with this new release. Love G45.

Love the new paper. Have you seen the little Mouse King in the "Holiday Magic" Sheet? Cute!!!
Thanks for sharing.

This new nutcracker line is amazing! I love the ballerina! It really would inspire me to get going on Christmas projects!

Drop-dead gorgeous paper! And I love the layout and altered art projects -- such talent! Keep the sneak peeks coming -- we LOVE them!

I love this new collection!!!!
Thanks for the chance to win!!!


These papers are gorgeous.....as are all your collections. My girls are dancers and these papers will fit nicely with our scrapbooking pages...

Gorgeous!!! Can't wait to play with this!

I love the new papers, but then if it's G45, it must be the best! Wonderful project, great inspiration.

Absolutely LOVE this collection! And only G45 could capture the beauty of this story on paper. Well done!

OMG these paper are so beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win it. Love all of graphic 45 papers.

Wow! I can't wait to work with this. All the fussy cutting that I can do! So exciting.

Love the new Nutcracker collection. Tara Orr's layout is amazing. Love love everything today and every day I come here.

Beautiful paper...as always!!!

Christmas is coming! Maybe I'll be ready for once with an inspiration from this great blog!


Love Love Love this paper. I always enjoyed watching the Nutcracker. Can't wait to get this one.

Omgosh - what a perfect Christmas Collection! I absolutely love the Nutcracker Sweet!

Oh my gosh! I can hardly wait for this one. Such a great way to celebrate the holidays.

Beautiful paper....as always!!

Gorgeous projects this morning (as usual!). My favorite paper now is Ladies Diary (hope to get it soon), but Nutcracker Sweet is the first Christmas paper I've seen that I can't wait to get my hands on. You just keep spending my allowance! Keep it up

Love the new papers cant wait to get my hands on them and do some creating! Tara your layouts are so rich with design elements and your daughter is precious- she is still the star of the show, and Nicole I always love a practical use piece and would be so happy to come home and hang my hat on your piece! well done ladies.

Love the Nutcracker!
great projects today as always!

Just picked up A Lady's Diary yesterday. Would love to win The Nutcracker! It is awesome!

Every year my daughter and granddaughter go to see the "Nutcracker Suite". I can't wait to purchase this line of paper for the mini album that I am going to make her.

This collection looks adorable. Thanks for the peek!

I am delighted with the new Nutcracker paper!!! I can't wait to own some!!

Just seeing the Nutcracker Sweet paper collection brought on so many memories of seeing the Nutcracker with my Mama, my niece dancing in it, and taking a dear friend of mine to see it -- her first ballet!!!!

The Nutcracker collection is fantastic. Last year I was looking everywhere for something just like that. When it hits my local store I will definitely be getting it.

love the new collection so different the colors are great projects are beutiful.thanks for sneak peek.

Stunning collection! Can't wait to use it!

OMGosh!!!!! I would die to win this package. My favorite, Gingerbread and the Nutcracker together would be so awesome. Thanks for the chance to win something so beautiful and thank you for all the inspiration. The layouts are stunning!!!

These papers draw to mind an old Victorian Christmas. The patterns are perfect for fussy cutting so will be perfect for home decor items. I'm thinking a whole nutcracker themed room for Christmas. Can't wait to get my hands on them. Thanks for the chance of winning before they hit the stores.

This is a gorgeous project by Tara! Love the layers. This paper is amazing!! The nutcracker was my favorite show to watch every year growing up. I still love it!!

Another beautiful collection which reminds me that Christmas is closer than we think.

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