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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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Love the paper it is beautiful.

The Nutcracker Sweet papers are just beautiful; a fussy-cutter's dream come true. The illuminated letters are gorgeous and I'm congratulating myself for having a daughter whose name starts with an "S"...I'm already envisioning parades of pop-up gingerbread men balancing presents on their heads. Can't wait to get my hands on these papers!

I love the new collection! Gorgeous!

Congratz to all the winners! Beautifull new collection and amazing new projects! I love the mail-organizer!

Christmas as I remember as a child I am 62 wow wow and wow again. Love it Nutcracker paper

What an amazing collection! I'm never disappointed with Graphic 45's products.

Love it. Christmas paper is my favorite and this collection is the Bomb!!
Can't wait to get some and start scrapping. Merry Christmas!!! LOL

You have hit another home run! These papers are exquisite. I'm so excited for them to be released. Your creativity inspires all of us. Thank you!

What fun I am going to have with this one! Can't wait to get my hands on it!

This looks like another fabulous collection. I love it! Can't wait to see the rest.

I can not wait to get my hands on the Nutcracker Sweet Paper!! I can not believe you have Gingerbread, nutcrackers and oh my.............................................

I absolutely love the Nutcracker Suite ballet! I cannot wait to use this line!

Made me smile to look at papers that brought back fond memories of Christmas ballets. Can't wait to see what the DT team does with this one. Thanks as always for sharing.

Oh wow! I can't wait to see what else will be with this collection! I love the paper!

.. I am ** plum ** crazy over this new collection.. cant wait to get creative with these yummy papers..

Another must have collection. G45 never stops amazing us. I can not wait to gt my hands on the new Christmas paper. I just got the happy hauntings collection and it is BEAUTIFUL. Thanks again G45


Really love Nutcracker collection!!! It's my favorite christmas story!!!

This collection may take over from Little Darlings as my favourite all time G45 paper!!

The new line looks wonderful. I can already see myself fussy cutting....

LOVING this new Christmas collection!! I will be stalking the stores for this one!

I LOVE THE PAPERS! Yes, I shouted it at the top of my lungs, gorgeous stuff and I do love gorgeous stuff...I haven't found a single piece that I don't like.

HALLELUJAH!!!! Graphic 45---you overdid yourself on this one:) well---not only did you out do yourself, but all of the other papers companies, too---- It was a highlight of my year when my mom would sew a festive dress for me to wear to attend the Dallas Ballet's performance of the Nutcracker Suite-, I was a ballerina and was blessed to be 'in' the Nutcracker a few times--('flower', 'snow' party parent)-plus I had the privilege of choreographing parts/scenes in the Nutcracker----the Nutcracker brings such beautiful memories to me that I am so very thankful to have the op to experience.
The way that you so elegantly captured the moments of festivity, fanstasy, elegance and grace in your papers is brilliant:) Thank you so very much for the creation of the Nutcracker sweet collection!!! It's sure to be a HUGE winner:) And last but not least---Thank you for creating the beautiful Ladies Diary:) I got to purchase some special vintage colors of embossing powders the other day---they would be stunning with this paper:)Thank you for your generosity, too----be blessed
~Beyond Measure

Wow!!!!!!!!!! This is such a beautiful collection. I would love to win anything Graphic 45.

It feels like Christmas all over again for me !!!!! I was born 2 days after Christmas and love that time of year. I keep my Christmas village up all year long. So your New paper line will go super with everything I love! Smashing hit on your hands here. Hope you printed enough of it!!!!!!!!!! Lady's Diaries what can I say? Super!!

I am a Christmas-a-holic and what says Christmas more than the Nutcracker??? NOTHING!!! YIPPEE! This is a great line...I just know it!

i can't wait to get this nutcracker suite it's perfect for christmas!!

Congrats to Julie and Christina :) I think I have gone to heaven! This Nutcracker collections is absolutely delicious! Love all the Sugarplum colors! And those projects - your DT always blows me away! Thanks for the chance to win some of this lovely new collection!

I have been waiting on the edge of my seat, hoping for a great Christmas design this year. As always you have done it AGAIN! This will be such a fun line to work with! I want to go create now ....lol must finish the work week first :)

Another beautiful collection! Love the colors and who cannot love the Nutcracker! Almost puts me in the spirit despite the 95+ degree temperature here!

OH MY the Nutcracker Sweet is another Graphic 45 hit on my list.
A definite buy for me.
Love Tara's Ladies Day layout. Great inspiration and Nicole's mail organizer is another wonderful idea.

Love these papers and can't wait till they are available!

I can't tell you how excited I am to get the Nutcracker Sweet line. They are gorgeous!! Will there be stamps, too?

Love the gingerbread paper and the colors! Delightful! I can see gingerbread tags in my future tied to my gingerbread cookies!

Stunning projects and peeks, can't wait to get my hands on these collections xx

Lovely, lovely work, Tara and Nicole, keeping us inspired!

Nutcracker Sweet is so beautiful - takes me back to my childhood watching the Nutcracker at Christmastime. Never too early to start thinking of Christmas projects!

I will be planning Christmas projects around this paper for sure. This is a gorgeous collection.

Wow...I just got my new G45 paper collections last week and already you have me wishing for more! I absolutely love Graphic 45 papers and the new Nutcracker Sweet Collection will be perfect for scrapbooking my niece's dancing photos

This is absolutely wonderful. I love Christmas more than anytime of the year and will be using this paper for sure this year. Thanks for the chance to win it.

These new papers are so good.. Love the colours..

I love the gingerbread paper!!! The whole collection is very pretty!

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