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June 27, 2012

Graphic 45 Sneak Peeks: Nutcracker Sweet Chipboards & Stickers!


Hello G45ers,

We want to welcome you all to today's wonderful blog! We are thrilled to have you all back again for another fabulous day of sneak peeks of our latest holiday collection Nutcracker Sweet! We are having so much fun getting to introduce you to this lovely collection. Today you'll get to see the gorgeous new coordinating chipboard die-cuts and stickers from Nutcracker Sweet! We can't wait to see what you'll dream up with these beautiful new designs! Reading your blog comments has been such a joy as well! We've also got some stunning craft creations to share with you from Clare Charvill and Jim, The Gentleman Crafter! It's going to be such a great day here on the Graphic 45 blog! We've got some more winners to announce today for our Win It Before You Can Buy It contest! All this week we're giving away 4 prize packs every day that include an 8x8 paper pad and both coordinating chipboard die-cuts of Nutcracker Sweet! Just leave us a blog comment any time this week for your chance to win! You can comment every day if you want! There's lots of chances to win all week long! And speaking of winners, we have some new ones to announce from yesterday's contest! Chosen at random from yesterday's blog comments, the winners are...

-Cynthia Daversa: "I literally swooned when I saw these stamps! I must have them! Joanna, you are far too pretty to be mistaken for Weird Al!"

-Judy D: "Such a fun, colorful new collection! Can't wait to see it in real life!"

-Emily Keaton: "Gosh, those new Nutcracker stamps are AMAZING!! Joanna's projects are just super, too. :D"

-Jo Anne Mason: "The new stamps are delicious! Graphic 45 has the best Christmas collections ever!!"

And now it's time for for superb sneak peeks! Here we have the fun and fabulous chipboard die-cut tags and stickers! Just look at these wonderful images and vibrant colors! It's a winter wonderland of inspiration!

Nutcracker Sweet Chipboard Tags 1


Nutcracker Sweet Chipboard Tag 2


Nutcracker Sweet Stickers


Nutcracker Sweet Alphabet Stickers


Now that you're in the creative spirit we thought we'd share some fabulous new creations from our design team! Today's crafts are simply incredible and feature our marvelous Olde Curiosity Shoppe collection. First up is this brilliant altered house by Clare Charvill. Clare went all out to create this magical world of wonder. There are tons of fun details all over of this fabulous creation! With such beautiful Graphic 45 papers and embellishments there is no limit to where your imagination can reach!

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Altered Art

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Altered Art

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Altered Art

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Altered Art

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Altered Art

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Altered Art

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Altered Art

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Altered Art


Wooden House sub straight 
12 x 12 Graphic 45 Papers used:
Fussy Cutting from: 
Olde Curiosity Shoppe
Optical Oddities
Counting Down 
Butterfly Specifics
Parlor Wall
Bazar of Wonders
Wooden cotton reel
2 glass bottles
Wooden button 
Ranger glossy accents

Next up is this astonishingly beautiful Olde Curiosity Shoppe lighthouse created by Jim, The Gentleman Crafter. This piece is out of this world! It is such a beautiful structure and it contains a special surprise! Here Jim explains his inspiration behind this amazing creation. You can also enjoy the wonderful video he created all about this stunning work of art. Take it away, Jim!

"This fun lighthouse was inspired from a recent trip to the beach.  This piece is functional as well as being a home decoration.  The top of the light has a place for a tealight to add ambiance to your room.  The body of the lighthouse holds a photo album for vacation shots.  The base has a handy little drawer to hold either additional tealights or photos." -Jim, The Gentleman Crafter


Olde Curiosity Shoppe Lighthouse Altered Art

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Lighthouse Altered Art

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Lighthouse Altered Art

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Lighthouse Altered Art

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Lighthouse Altered Art

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Lighthouse Altered Art

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Lighthouse Altered Art

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Lighthouse Altered Art

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Lighthouse Altered Art


Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Paper Collection
Graphic 45 ABC Primer Paper Collection
Graphic 45 Tropical Travelogue Paper Collection
Graphic 45 Le Cirque Paper Collection
Graphic 45 Metal Button Brads
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Label Pull
Medium Weight Chipboard
Delta Creamcoat White
Delta Creamcoat Black
Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
Black Soot Distress Ink
Glossy Accents

We hope you all enjoyed today's special blog. There is more fun in store tomorrow with more sneak peeks, prizes and crafts that you're sure to love! We hope you'll all come back and see us. Big thanks to Clare Charvill and Jim, The Gentleman Crafter for their amazing work today. It was such a joy to share their gorgeous crafts on today's blog! We wish you all a wonderful day. Don't forget to leave us a blog comment today for your chance to win this week's Nutcracker Sweet prize pack!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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Nutcracker collection is AMAZING!...and the stickers are really beautiful!!!

I'm shocked with the lighthouse project!

OOOO! every day more magical and magic! Nutcracker Sweet Chipboard - really sweet! The lighthouse is actually a fantastic

So pretty!

Wow, the chipboard elements just sparkle...Love them!

STUNNING! Graphic 45 has the most gorgeous chipboard dies, stickers and paper! The lighthouse is a brilliant work of art that is also so very functional! Thanks for the inspiration!

The chipboard is fantastic! Jim, I love this lighthouse! Thank you so much for the video!

Wonderfull projects. The lighthouse is greate. Also love the tags and stickers.

That light house is supper cool. And wow the shawdow box so many details...tfs

I LOVE the lighthouse!!! and the whimsical house is so sweet as well. I love the curiosity shop paper pack. The nutcracker collection shows that its aiming to please as well. This is all so wonderful I am excited and can't wait to get my hands on it.

Wow! Those projects are awesome!! So much detail! Well done!

Just wonderful
would love a down loadable pdf so I can make one myself

OMG!!!! The projects are fabulous!
The nutcracker sweet will definetely be a hit in my store. Your booth is always the first that I visit and this July will be no different! I don't know how Graphic does it. It just continues to improve with each release!

Jim, you never disappoint. This lighthouse is beautiful!!!

Love the new chipboard stickers! And Gentleman Jim! He always amazes me with his structural creations! Must try his new skewer binding technique soon (before I forget how to do it!) thanks for sharing

Love Clare's house and Jim just never ceases to amaze me,and the Nutcracker chipboards are just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Congrats to the winners!!!

I love love love the new collection!! Those chipboard pieces are amazing!!! I love the colors!!

Today's projects are GORGEOUS!! WOW!!! The DT never ceases to amaze me!! That lighthouse is just WOW WOW WOWWWWWWWWWWW!!!

What amazing projects! Love all the watch faces on the shadow box and the lighthouse just blew me away!
Thank you for sharing! :)

one word AMAZING

Can Jim's creations be any more amazing? They truly are works of art.

Amazing Projects!!! They are both stunning! So many incredible details. The DP is just gorgeous.

BEE-U-T-FUL! Oy! This waiting is just too much! Come on August!!!!

And, of course, another fantastic job by the amazing Gentleman Crafter!

Chipboard and stickers are gorgeous. I love all the ballerinas!

Clare's little house is so darling. I love all the fussy cutting she did. Wonderfully whimsical.

And the lighthouse....leaves me speechless. One of the most gorgeous things I've ever seen!

more great pieces for the nutcracker collection! Can't wait! Claire's piece is great...but the Gentleman Crafter's Lighthouse is so unique, original and AWESOME!!! thanks for sharing it!

These chipboard & stickers are wonderful, I have tons of ideas to use then on my projects
Thanks for your creativity

How is it you manage to out-do yourself with every new collection?? This is just stunning, such rich beautiful colors. And as always gorgeous inspirational projects from the DT!

The mind is working in a mysterious way for these crafters that made the projects. These projects are fabulous.

Wonderful chipboard and stickers. Jim's Lighthouse is too amazing for words.

The chipboard will be a great addition for upcoming Xmas minis! Jims lighthouse is just the bomb...WONDERFUL as usual!!

Every day is a gift--especially with the Graphics 45 design team and their great bloggers! Thank you Clare and Gentleman Jim...


I love the projects but I am really in love with the new nutcracker chipboard and stickers.

Thank you for sharing this wonderful collection with us.

Wow!! So glad I clicked on this link from facebook today! Amazing work - especially that lighthouse...... and gorgeous Nutcracker elements.

Love these chipboard accents....beautiful collection!

Jim, what cant you do with chipboard! Seriously, great job- and the glossy accents on the acetate-brilliant!
Clare loved your shadow box- all of the little details- i love pieces that you can keep looking at and see new things each time.

The colors are so stunning!

The sneek peeks are wonderful. The stickers and chipboard just make my mind spin with ideas!!!
The artists today are absolutely fantastic. It just boggles my mind how some "crafty" some people are, and then there are people like me, that have to think about everything I do, just to do a beautiful layout. (well what i think is beautiful). Oh how I wish I had their minds for just a week!!! But even more than that, I would love the Nutcracker package, so that I can practice being overly creative!!!!! LOL

Sweets for the Sweet! What delightful anticipation waiting for these to come out!

The chipboard tags and stickers are sweet! Loving the colors. You have assembled a fantastic DT. They keep coming up with new and wonderful ways to use G45! Thank You.

Luv the projects! they are awesome! Luv the chipboard and stickers! Thanks for the chance to win!

Clare and Jim are both amazing artists. I just love the new embellishments. They are a must for the papers.

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