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June 28, 2012

Graphic 45 Sneak Peeks: More Nutcracker Sweet Papers!


Hello G45ers,

Welcome to another enchanting day of sneak peeks and fun here at Graphic 45! We are so happy that you are joining us today! Wow, what a week this has been! Sneak peek season is one of our most favorite times of the year. We love getting to bring you the first look at our newest products! Reading all of your feedback on our blog this week has been so inspiring. Thank you all so much for all of your support and wonderful words! There is lots of fun in store today as we bring you 6 more gorgeous papers from Nutcracker Sweet! Plus we have 4 new Nutcracker Sweet prize winners to announce as well as some stunning craft creations from Susan Lui and Clare Charvill of our design team. There's even a fabulous tutorial by Clare that is sure to inspire you! Yes, today's blog is packed full of joy and fun! So lets get to it! First up we want to announce our winners for the Nutcracker Sweet prize packs! Remember all this week we're giving away a beautiful Nutcracker Sweet 8x8 paper pad and both coordinating chipboard die-cuts! All you need to do to enter to win is leave us a blog comment! We will have 4 more winners to announce tomorrow too so be sure to leave your blog comments today for your chance to win! And the winners are...

-Wendy Maynard: "One word, amazing!!!"

-Sandy Jenks: "Clare and Jim are both amazing artists. I just love the new embellishments. They are a must for the papers."

-Jean Marmo: "WOW!!! How do you do it????" 

-Cathy Osborne: "I think you must be able to hear me here in Olympia, with ohhhs, ahhhs, and "I have to have it" with each new part of the Nutcracker line you preview. Fantastic.

The altered house was beautiful. The lighthouse - what can I say, "spectacular!"

Congratulations! Will our winners please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize! Hooray!

And now it's time for more marvelous sneak peeks from Nutcracker Sweet! "Sweet" peeks is what we should be calling them! Gaze upon these 6 magnificent new papers and let the holiday inspiration lift your spirits!

"Enchanted Journey"



"Sugar Plum Fairy"



"Beautiful Ballet"



"Clara's Dream"



"Snowflake Waltz"



"Endearing Sentiments"



Now that we've got you in the mood for papercrafting we thought we'd share these wonderful projects from our design team! We're switching gears from Christmas to Halloween as we bring you this fantastic dimensional Bon Voyage card by Susan Lui and a candy caddy and tutorial by Clare Charvill! Even though Halloween is a ways away there's still time to start dreaming about your holiday crafts! First up is Susan's magnificent card featuring our Magic of Oz collection! Here is what she had to say about this wonderful work of art!

This is a Bon Voyage card I created which I wanted a little different from regular cards. I figured The Magic Of Oz papers (and the protagonists' journey on the Yellow Brick Road) would be perfect for the card and with the many images in the collection, I would create a 3-dimensional scene from Oz. Here's the card, closed.

Susan Lui Graphic 45 Magic of Oz 3D Card 1

Opening up the card...

Susan Lui Graphic 45 Magic of Oz 3D Card 2

Susan Lui Graphic 45 Magic of Oz 3D Card 3

The card fully open, depicting a scene from The Wizard of Oz.

Susan Lui Graphic 45 Magic of Oz 3D Card 4

Susan Lui Graphic 45 Magic of Oz 3D Card 5

Susan Lui Graphic 45 Magic of Oz 3D Card 6

Susan Lui Graphic 45 Magic of Oz 3D Card 7

A pocket for messages...

Susan Lui Graphic 45 Magic of Oz 3D Card 8

A red crystal flourish highlights the magic behind Dorothy's ruby red shoes.

Susan Lui Graphic 45 Magic of Oz 3D Card 9

Susan Lui Graphic 45 Magic of Oz 3D Card 10


Patterned Papers - Graphic 45 The Magic of Oz (Poppy Fields, Parcel Post, There's No Place Like Home, Tenderhearted Tin Man, Goblin Gazette, Journey to Oz) and Olde Curiosity Shoppe (Butterfly Specifics) Border Punch - Martha Stewar

Wasn't that wonderful?! Next up we have another fabulous Halloween-inspired creation. This one was created by Clare Charvill and it is super cute! It's a candy caddy that is all decked out in Happy Haunting. This is a wonderful example of altered art that is a lot of fun to create! Clare even included a fun tutorial to show you how it was done! Take it away, Clare!

A fun project to make for the children ready for Halloween.  This is a bright and cheery candy caddy to go Trick or Treating with. I kept it quite simple so that nothing would get caught or drop off. 

I took a wooden caddy, the middle of three that I found at a show and painted it with black acrylic paint.  Then I made a pattern from card for the two ends and cut side and end pieces of paper from a 12 x 12 sheet of Enchanted Garden.

Happy Haunting Altered Art

Happy Haunting Altered Art

Then I cut the large border from Happy Hauntings and adhered that all around the bottom edge of the caddy 

Happy Haunting Altered Art

For the inside I cut down my pattern and cut two end pieces and two side pieces out of Pumpkin Time and adhered them to the inside of the caddy using tacky glue. I finished off the base of the caddy with a card and border cut from Halloween Greetings and Jeepers Creepers.

Happy Haunting Altered Art

Happy Haunting Altered Art

To decorate the outside of the caddy I cut out an assortment of black and green clocks from Midnight Magic and Pumpkin Time, two little witches and adhered them onto the caddy along with two chipboard tags threaded with staples ribbon, and two chipboard pumpkin flowers 

Happy Haunting Altered Art

Happy Haunting Altered Art

Happy Haunting Altered Art

Then  I took the pumpkin letters from the sticker sheet that spell out trick or treat, mounted them on black foam tape and adhered them to either side of the caddy.

Happy Haunting Altered Art

Happy Haunting Altered Art

Happy Haunting Altered Art

To finish off the caddy I cut a Halloween border strip from Midnight Magic, and spiralled it around the handle.  

Happy Haunting Altered Art

A Wooden Caddy 
Black Acrylic paint 
Tacky Glue 
Walnut Stain Disress ink for paper edges 
12 x 12 papers from the Happy Hauntings Collection

That's all for today, G45ers. Thank you all again for stopping by our blog today. We hope you had a great time! Please come back and see us tomorrow for more fabulous sneak peeks from Nutcracker Sweet as well as more prize winner announcements and design team crafts. It's going to be another super fun day! Huge thanks to Susan Lui and Clare Charvill for their beautiful work today. We wish you all a very happy day!

Your Pals in Paper,

Team Graphic 45


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Must have paper. Inspirational projects

How wonderful!

OH NO I CAN'T TAKE IT ... I've got a Sugar Plum hangover... OMG this line is too cute!! Do you really think we'll be able to choose just part of a collection???
Amazing card and awesome caddy, we've been WOWED today !!!

Your papers are soooo beautiful. I look forward to some sweet crafting.

I just love all these papers and I cannot say enough about Clare's creations. Love the card, too

I'm so in love with these papers! Can't wait to get my hands on them!

I love this new collection. All the projects posted today are great too!

The paper is beautiful!!! I like the 3D card So very cool!

As always the papers are beautiful! I can't wait to get working with them! Love all your products!!! The DT have outdone themselves again! The projects are fabulous!!

Ahhhhhh even more of a tease! These papers are SO beautiful I can't WAIT to see them in person. I want to make a great mini album, and Christmas cards too of course! :) Thank you so much for sharing the other projects too. That card is just breathtaking! And the treat caddy idea is SO cute too!

Thanks so much for the generous chance to win! :)

Stunning collection! So many details, it is just wonderful!

Beautiful papers!

I sure wish stores in my area carried your products, the closest place I've seen them is 15 hours away from me! Your papers are gorgeous!

Okay, love the new papers.

I have loved the Nutcracker all my life! What a perfect tribute to a legendary musical! Thank you Graphic 45!!!

Love the nutcracker!!! Will buy one to hoard and one to use!!!!thank you for creating such amazing papers!!!
Best regards,

WOW! Amazing collection!!
Love the patterns colros and designs!!
Love the card and the amazing altered box!

Wonderful projects! That card is astoning! And thanks for the tutorial. your papers really brings out the best of the creators. Thanks for the chance to win.
Loly Borda

Again you have your designers have come up with beautiful and creative works of art. I am excited to take advantaged of these papers for my holiday ideas. Thanks once again.

When I told my daughter (scraps with me) that G45 had The Nutcracker Sweet line,her first question was "Are there Sugar Plum Fairies?" Why, YES. YES there are!!! The Oz card is absolutely exquisite and the Halloween Tote is enchanting!!! Always so many fun ideas!!!

I love that. You could use everyone of the g45 papers...........lanna

Amazing! I cant wait to try something like the caddy for the holidays when we have lots of goodies around the house.

I don't normally care for Halloween papers, but yours are making me so envious. That altered caddy is the best! I am just becoming familiar with G45 products, and wish I could have everything. Don't think my house has that much extra room. I want it all!

You cant go wrong with G45 papers!! Another inspiring project. Thanks for all the great ideas you all share.

Love, Love, love the wizard of oz card it is so special! Beautiful Nutcracker papers too!

Nutcracker collection is absolutely WONDERFUL!..... Of course, it will be my next purchase for Christmas!!!!!

Magnificents works!...great DT!!!

Always so amazed by your DT! These Ox projects are so gorgeous and I am totally crazy about the Nutcracker collection!

All the projects blew me away. They are so spectacular. The Wizard of Oz is too wonderful. I love it. Thanks for sharing all the great projects. Bravo designers. Thanks

Wow these projects are awesome, loving them both. Going to try the wizard of oz card its awesome.
Loving the sneak peaks at the nutcracker set, would love to win these. Got a fab idea already them. X

I can't wait to play with the Nutcracker Sweet collection! It is delightful!

Everything is fantastic! I really love the variety of projects and the beautiful Graphic 45 papers!

Tout est tellement beau, que je ne trouve pas mes mots

Woweeee fabulous, it has really set my crafting juices going...

Definitely going to purchase the entire line of the new Nutcracker Sweet line! Ballet dancing for 13 years ...there are so many pictures that will be perfect with this line as well as Christmas ....now that is versatility !!!!!

The Nutcracker line continues to make me drool and I am not above begging to win some of your wonderful products. . . Lol!

Both of these projects had my jaw on the floor, the amount of work and creativity that went into each is mind blowing! The 3 -D card actually made me think of the twister in the movie because it had so much movement. The candy caddy was just a super beautiful way to tote and hand out your Halloween goodies!

I can't wait to see what is next!

Okay, here comes the begging. (with hand in the air and jumping up and down) "Pick me, Pick me!"

what stunning projects and what a fabulous paper range. I love it all

Is it Christmas yet???

I am so in awe of how talented and gifted your team is - oftentimes the work is breathtaking. Love the blue ballerinas!

Love it all!

What fabulous projects. All dressed up in beautiful g45 wear.

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