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June 11, 2012

Mixing & Matching With Graphic 45 Staples!

Hello G45ers,

Welcome to another fun week of craft bliss from Graphic 45! Thank you all so much for joining us on this wonderful day! We have some fantastic crafts to share with you today and a brand new blog contest! Today we're featuring some splendid crafts that demonstrate a fun blend of lots of different Graphic 45 Staples. You all know that our papers are incredibly beautiful and fun. Well today you'll get some great inspiration for blending our fabulous Staples to create unique works of art. We've got stunning creations by Yuka Hino, Jenny Svensson and Jane Tregenza that you're going to love! This week's blog contest is also a fun blend of goodies! You could win 3 different 8x8 paper pads: Little Darlings, Curtain Call and Le Cirque. Also included with this week's prize is a pack of our Flower Staples, Kraft Envelope Staples and some beautiful bling from Want 2 Scrap! This prize is so much fun! Just leave us a blog or Facebook comment any time this week for your chance to win! We will be choosing one random winner from this week's comments and announcing them here on our blog this Friday. Hooray!


First up is this fabulous altered envelope by Yuka Hino. This fantastic creation is loaded with lots of Graphic 45 Staples. All of our Staples were created to blend perfectly with any Graphic 45 collection. They are wonderfully versatile and so much fun. They even look amazing as the centerpiece for a creation like this! They also add weight and dimension to any craft creation with classic Graphic 45 vintage style!

Graphic 45-Staples-Altered Envelope-YukaHino

Scrapbook Adhesives By 3L: 3D Foam Squares - Black Small
Prima Marketing: Mask
Ranger Industries: Glossy Accents, Distress Ink
Tattered Angels: Mist
Sewing Machine, Hot Glue Gun

Everybody knows that Graphic 45 Staples are beautiful, but did you know that you can even use the packaging from Graphic 45 Staples to create beautiful works of art?! Take a look at this Playtimes Past layout by Jenny Svensson. You can see that Jenny used the Staples packaging near the top of this beautiful LO to add some extra vintage charm. The Staples packaging is also perfect for creating wonderful tags! Just layer some pretty Graphic 45 paper on top of your Staples packaging, add some pretty embellishments and there you have it, a beautiful tag! Jenny also used the magnificent Graphic 45 Trim Staples in this LO to add some beautiful texture and dimension. Here is what she had to say about it!

"One thing I really like about the Staples Collection is the packaging. The beautiful kraft tags that are used as backings for the packages are just perfect to use on layouts. This one, I cut in half and tucked under the patterned paper both below and above the photo." -Jenny Svensson

Playtimes Past Layout

Playtimes Past layout


Graphic 45 – Playtimes Past ”Mary, Mary Quite Contrary”, “Alphabet Games”, “Check This Out”, Diecut TagsGraphic 45 – Times Nouveau Diecut Alphabet.Graphic 45 – Staples Collection “Trim Staples”and “Alpha Sticker Staples”Baker’s twine, charm and pin from stash.

Next up is this wonderful layout by Jane Tregenza that mixes and matches lots of gorgeous embellishments! This LO has such a classic Steampunk-inspired look with all of the fun clock gears and metal embellishments. Here is what Jane had to say about this super beautiful LO!

"I decided to do a layout on myself. I used an old record, that I found in a second hand store.  I enlarged a photo of myself onto a sticky transparency. I found one of my favourite old papers from Graphic 45, I managed to line up one of the clocks with my eye! I love dingle dangles, so it was the perfect project to use up all those bits and pieces I had been saving for a special project. I love miniatures and glass jars, so I decided to use them on my project as well.  Keys and clocks are another favourite embellishments so I included them as well. I used a chipboard clock and border, along with some butterflies and cogs from Imaginarium Designs."


Graphic 45 Print Paper
Chipboard Clock, cogs, boarder, Alpha’s, butterflies – Imaginarium Designs
Charms from 7 Gypsies, K and Company, Tim Holtz.
Vandoros ribbons
Vintage Photo distress inks,
Memory Mists Silver

We hope you all had a lot of fun today! We look forward to reading your comments on our blog and Facebook page this week! Huge thanks to Yuka Hino, Jenny Svensson and Jane Tregenza for their fantastic creations today! We have more stunning craft inspiration in store for you tomorrow. We hope you'll come back and see us! Have a terrific day, G45ers!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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beautiful projects. especially love the altered envelope :)

Wow! Everyone's projects are amazing. Thanks for inspiring me.

Wow wow wow!! These are all gorgeous!!! I am IN LOVE with Jane's 'clock'!!!! AMAZING!

A home run yet again! I always look forward to starting my morning with the Graphic45 design team. I need to get some additional staples and stop buying paper (EEEEK@!) for a while. thanks again

Love the projects! What great ideas!

Today's projects are off the wall fabulous!!! I love the idea of using G45 packaging because it's too beautiful to toss in the trash!

All of the projects are wonderful! I love the Steampunk clock LO the best followed closely by the altered envelope.

Your designers continue to amaze and astound!


Love all the projects. Would love to win the paper pack. It seems we ar having a baby boon I our family nd friends.

Lovely layouts! Love the idea of using the packaging of the staples on a layout or to create a tag. It is so beautiful and shouldn't go to waste.

Thank you for the greate ideaas and inspiration :)

Love it all! This would be a great win!

Another wonderful prize this week! I love love love Jane's clock. So cute.


Thank you graphic 45,for all the inspiration to make some amazing art...I love all the projects you post and inspiring challenges...thank you so much for giving all of us a chance to win amazing graphic 45 products..

I love the altered envelope. I am in awe of what is on your blog everyday.

Thanks for the giveaway.

Debbie P

the projects are amazing as always. Jane I love your self portrait, so creative!

Great variety of projects. Love Janes lo with the bits and pieces. Thank You for the inspiration.

I love the amazing projects that the Graphic 45 Design Team creates. Thank you so much for all the inspiration that the team provides. I really love Jane's artwork. Thank you for the transparency technique tip.

The Altered envelope is fantastic. I still have a hard time using a lot of products on one item or page. I have to see a completed project to remind me that everything goes and it is okay to mix things up. I love Graphic 45!

I'm counting down the days for the new papers to become available. I'd love to win the smaller paper packs to go along with the 12x12 that I have.

g45 stapels are work of arts for themselves! Amazing projects for today! tnx! all the best!

Projects are sheer genius. Love the circle, clock thingy by Jane. Just Brilliant!!! Thank you for the inspiration!

Super travail !! comme toujours c'est magnifique !!!

That tag is amazing and the layouts look totally gorgeous too! I really love the staples. They add a wonderful touch of texture to each creation.

Was never quite sure how to work in the clock without being so obvious - now I know! Wonderful amazing inspiration today!!!

I really love your products. Jane's creation is beautiful. Really like the double image--large and small. When viewing the piece you cannot help but zero in on the photos.

Such beautiful creations...I love the tag envelope by Yuka...so lovely and feminine..the masked background is wonderful. And, I also save all my G45 packaging!

Great projects and prize!! TFS! (especially love that birthday boy layout)

Wow, the inspiration here is so awesome!!!

I don't think I've seen a Graphic 45 line that I haven't wanted -- and I have many of your papers!!

Love these projects and I love the idea of using the packaging--it fits right in!

All these projects are lovely...I especially like Jane's and the way she positioned the one clock over her one eye...she is always thinking outside the box...that is if she is not altering one!!!

You never cease to amaze me with the wondeful projects from the DT. These were both unique nad awesome. Great job. Loved the details on the latered envelope.Thanks

Fabulous design!! Love it!!


Oh my what beautiful works of art. All are so unique and great use of the product.
My favortie has to be the record layout.

Wow G45 ladies/gents just never cease to amaze. I am in awe of all the projects again


Great projects. Embellishments are my week spot but I have tons of them. So I need all the ideas I can get.

I love seeing all the fabulous ideas. Keep them coming, OK?

There's always so much to inspire me on the G45 blog. It's hard to pic a favourite designer project, so I'm really glad that you haven't asked us to ;-)

WOW! What great projects...loooove them especially the clock by Jane. Thanks for the wonderful inspirations.

I love the idea of using a clock and a record. Lining your eye up with the clock is a great idea! You have your eye on things!!!!!!!LOL.

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