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June 26, 2012

Graphic 45 Sneak Peeks: Nutcracker Sweet Stamps!


Hello G45ers,

Welcome to another fun and exciting day of sneak peeks, prizes and crafts! We are so happy that you are all joining us! Today is going to be simply marvelous! We're unveiling the brand new cling stamps from our fabulous new collection Nutcracker Sweet! Plus we've got 4 prize winners to announce as well as some wonderful crafts and an interview with Joanna Hardy, our Social Media Marketing Assistant here at Graphic 45! You'll get to know more about our wonderful team here at Graphic 45 and get inspired by our newest products! How exciting! So lets get to it! First up we want to announce yesterday's Nutcracker Sweet prize winners! Remember that you can win a fabulous 8x8 paper pad and both chipboard die-cuts from this gorgeous new collection! We are giving away 4 prize packs every day on our blog during our sneak peeks! All you need to do is leave us a blog comment! So be sure to leave your comments for your chance to win!

And the winners are...

-Debbie Fabanish: "I think I need to redo the layouts from my daughter's performances in the Nutcracker! This collection is fantastic!"

-Aleta Chrisman: "Just gorgeous. My head is spinning already with ideas of albums to create for my two nieces who dance."

-Alissa Luke: “I want these papers now!! Who says Christmas has to be in December?!! :)”

-Shannon Tuttle: “Looking forward to this whole set coming out! Definitely adding this to the stash.”

Congratulations! Will our winners please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com so we can send you your prize! Prize packs will be mailed in early August.

And now it's time for more fabulous sneak peeks! Behold these beautiful new cling stamps from Nutcracker Sweet! Dream of the magical creations you could make with these fabulous stamps!

Nutcracker Sweet Cling Stamp 1

Nutcracker Sweet Cling 1

Nutcracker Sweet Cling Stamp 2

Nutcracker Sweet Cling 2

Nutcracker Sweet Cling Stamp 3

Nutcracker Sweet Cling 3

And now it's time to get to know our Graphic 45 team even more! Last week you got to meet Dustin, our office manager. Well now we're introducing you to a very super lady, the amazing Joanna Hardy. Joanna is our Social Media Marketing Assistant. If you're on our Facebook page, Pinterest or if you receive our weekly newsletter then you're familiar with Joanna's work. She works behind the scenes to keep you all up to date on the latest and greatest news and fun moments here at Graphic 45! She is warm, funny and creative! Below you will find some of Joanna's lovely crafts and a fun interview with her!

"My name is Joanna Hardy and I am the Social Media Marketing Assistant for Graphic 45. When I joined the Graphic 45 team, my main crafting experience was in simple jewelry and sewing. Everyday seeing our Design Team's amazing work has truly inspired me to take a dip in the Papercrafting Pool! Charee sent me a Graphic 45 gift package when I first started with the company (it was breathtaking! It felt like unexpected Christmas!). I used it to make simple tags for Christmas and some birthday cards. But these were the first mini albums or Altered Art Boxes I have ever made. It was so much fun! The flower on the 5x8 Altered Art box was made after watching a crinkle flower tutorial and I tried fussy cutting for the first time thanks to the 2011 DT Fussy Cutting Tips. I made these for my Mother and Mother-in-law (or Mother-in-love as I like to call her) for Mother's Day. I filled the mini albums with pictures of all of us and notes to say thank you for all they mean to me. My husband also put in notes to them. We made both Moms' cry, which to me is a successful Mother's Day! Beautiful Graphic 45 products make Moms' cry! Thanks to Charee for letting me share my novice work. Soon, hopefully I'll try the more detailed embellishments, but while learning, I'll keep swimming in the shallow end of the Papercrafting Pool. So honored to share this blog with the 'real deals' - the design team and Diane Schultz herself! I would not have been brave enough to try out papercrafting if it weren't for them. " -Joanna Hardy

Steampunk Debutante altered art box

Steampunk Debutante altered art box


Graphic 45 5X5 altered art box
Graphic 45 Metal Tag Staples
Papers: Steampunk Debutante Fantasy Floral, Steampunk Debutante Time Flies, Domestic Goddess My Pretty Garden
Sookwang Adhesive
May Arts TZ02 Floral Ribbon

Domestic Goddess An ABC Primer Altered Art Box

Domestic Goddess An ABC Primer Altered Art Box

Domestic Goddess mini album


Graphic 45 5x8 Altered Art Box
Graphic 45 Chipboard Buttons
Graphic 45 Metal Clothespins
Graphic 45 Kraft envelope album staples
Graphic 45 Papers: ABC Primer and Domestic Goddess
Sookwang Adhesive

Here is a super fun interview with Joanna. We are so happy to have her on our team and we are thrilled to be featuring her on our blog today.

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What is your position at G45?

I am the Social Media Marketing Assistant at Graphic 45. I work alongside Charee and I also help organize our newsletters. It's a dream job!

What are some of your daily activities for G45?

I'm the one answering most of your questions on Facebook, loving your shared projects, retweeting your tweets, pinning pins to Pinterest, and helping brainstorm ideas for newsletters. It's all sorts of stuff, whatever comes my way each week. And thankfully, it's all a blast!

How long have you been crafting?

Ever since middle school when I was homeschooled for two short years, and my "art class" was crafts my mom and I would make. It was so fun! Since then, I've been hooked. I did basic scrapbooks all through high school. But in college, I was a costumer for our theatre department and that got me into sewing. And I wear a lot of earrings, so that got me into basic jewelry making. In the past, I would handmake every Christmas gift. Last year, I tried my hand at embroidery. And recently, I've been dabbling in papercrafting thanks to the inspiration from our blog everyday!

What is your favorite type of crafting?

Sewing and card-making are my favorite. My husband Thomas (an architect, very creative, and hilarious) and I both love making home-made cards for every family event. Our families have started calling us ridiculous because we try to outdo ourselves every year (mainly to see if we can make the cards funnier and funnier).  It's tons of fun. There's not better gift than a handmade card or keepsake! Now, I'm trying to snazzy up my card-making, though. Never thought of embellishments and all sorts of the fun stuff I see on the Graphic 45 blog! Gets my wheels turning. 

What is your favorite color? 

Orange! I love orange. Also, I'm really into the fashionable mint this year. I just love it! Such a lovely color. 

What is something unique/funny we should know about you? 

I've sometimes been mistaken for Weird Al. I mean, look at the similarities. And I do love a good parody song. It happens!


Well, Weird Al seems like a good place to bring this blog to a funny conclusion. Thank you all so much for joining us today! We have had so much fun getting to share today's Nutcracker Sweet sneak peeks with you! We also hope you all enjoyed getting to know the amazing Joanna Hardy! We want to thank her for her beautiful work on today's crafts and for her amazing contribution to our team. You rock, Joanna! We hope you all have a wonderful day. Please come back and see us tomorrow as we bring you even more sneak peeks and prize winner announcements! It's going to be tons of fun!

Hugs and Pretty Paper,

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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I love the stamps. The girls are awesome and will be fun to color

Love , love those stamps...

Love the new stamps, particularly the ballerina one. Looking forward to the rest of your CHA sneaks!

All three of the stamp sets are FABULOUS!!! I love them and can't wait to start creating with the whole collection! The ideas are endless! Thanks for more wonderful projects from the DT, they are all so inspiring! Thank you also for the chance to win such an amazing prize!

Beautiful stamps and projects... and LOVE the Weird Al tie-in! :)

What a great collection! I cannot stop thinking of all the fun I could have with these funtabulous stamps!!

I LOVE THIS line and your Stamps are Beautiful. Can't wait to get the stamps and papers.

Another gorgeous set of papers and stamps. Can't wait to get my hands on this new line!

Cannot wait for this collection! i'm a long time collector of books and nutcrackers - this will be perfect!

Wow! The stamps are absolutely just as wonderful....LOVE the Rat King! This is definitely on the wishlist....can't wait for more! Great job G45...as usual! Thanks for introducing us to another staff and seeing her cute projects!

oh my! truly wonderful...this brings back memories of my childhood.

I love Graphic 45 stamps, these will be an awesome addition to my collection. Nutcracker Sweet is divine.

Magical papers for a magical time of year! The stamps are as beautiful as the papers, just stunning!!!

These stamps are just gorgeous, just like the papers; I need them...

These are all magical, I just adore the papers now you come with these fantastic stamps, I want it all and I want it now!!!!
It was lovely being able to meet Joanna, such a sweet young lady.
With love to all the team
Lady Anne xx

And STAMPS too. What more can we ask of this beautiful line. Lanna

OMG! Well this is certainly now at the top of my want/ have to have list! Wow amazing set!

Gorgeous stamps and beautiful colorful papers!

Even more stamps - and papers - well suited to Graphic 45's matchless collection. Sweet inspiration indeed.

So nice we get to meet the lady behind the "throne" too - Hi Joanna! Thanks for contributing to this wonderful company and keep up the great work.


I love those stamps! What a wonderfull collection, just WOW!!

I love those stamps! What a wonderfull collection, just WOW!! Congratz to all the winners!

what a fantastic collection! I love your products and just as I wonder to myself how much better can it get than this you all wow us one more time! Keep up the good work - Sonia

Wow - these are my favourite G45 stamps by far and I can't wait to get hold of some and start stamping my Christmas cards!
Joanna sounds like fun! Lovely projects too.

Lynn Wild

LOL on weird al. but seriously the projects are stunning!!!!

Lovely, just lovely. Not sure if I like the sugar plum fairy, Clara, the nutcracker or the rat king best. Ok I love them all!

Great selection of stamps

Love all the stamps, but as I have a soft spot for nutcrackers, you know which is my fave!

I absolutely luv, luv these stamps. That little mouse is a must to have. These sneak peaks are awesome! Thanks.

Wow loving these. so verstile.

How gorgeous these stamps are!
I Love them soooo much!
Can't wait to use them.

Awesome stamps. Can't wait to play.

I love the new stamps, I love all your collections, I'm becoming a G45 Hoarder!

They sure are SWEET stamps!
I'll have to make room for those in my growing stamp collection.Why o why do you make such lovely products that we WANT....at least I want them, not quiet sure about the 300 or so other people before my comment :-) just kidding.
Thanks for the chance to win this adorable prize pack.

Nice to "meet" the G45 people behind the scene.

My favorite stamp is the decorated grandfather clock!

Beautiful designs that bring back memories of our holiday in The Black Forest of Germany. The Germans know how to celebrate Christmas with beautiful decorations and this range captures that beauty.

Oh, wow!! Gorgeous stamps!! Love these!!

I love these stamps....all of them....they are on my wish list NOW!!!! you gotta have the tools.....love meeting Joanna....awesome projects....tfs

The stamps are mahvelous dahlings! But the interview with Joanna was the "piece de resistance" ! What an interesting, funny person who doesn't look the slightest bit like Weird Al! I'm looking forward to more examples of her budding papercraft talents. Thank you

... and you give us stamps, too?!? g45, you ROCK my world.

Such wonderful Christmas stamps and it is nice to meet the people behind Graphic 45.

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