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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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G45 and their team never stops amazing us. These projects are truly inspiring and the papers are to die for.
Thank you for sharing with us.


You guys have done it again! I always find new inspiration with every blog post! Awesome projects.TFS.

Super projects, digging them all. The Graphic 45 DT is amazing!

Wow! luv the projects!

I love g45.. the papers and embellies are so yummy to die for.. This is a brilliant giveaway. I would reallyyyy wanna win something, please!!
Loved the altered envelope. really gorgeous.

As I am expecting my first Grandchild the Little Darlings paper has become my favorite. I have gotten so many ideas from your blog. Thank you.

These layouts are fab! Love the clock, Jane! Best wishes Karen x

Beautiful goodies yet again. Such lovely projects. Love Jane's clock. Hurray for G45!


What beautiful creations by talented designers. Also using Graphic 45 papers only add to their beauty.

Love getting to see layouts today. I use my Graphic 45 supplies mostly for scrapbooking.

Simple things matter most is absolutely stunning! I love the dingle dangles too! The shelf with the bottles is really awesome too. I might have to lift Jenny's layout too! Thanks for being so awesome designers!

Graphic 45 never disappoints. Wonder designs and great inspirations

Graphic 45 has the best projects and products to create with. I'm going to make more time to play with gems!

Creativity reigns at G45! Fabulous products + fabulous designers = fabulous projects!

I love the projects. It is all so inspiring. I look forward to your blog each day. Thanks for the chance to win.

So much creativity, I'm so glad they are always full of ideas. And Graphic 45 paper and products always makes those products nothing but eye candy. Nice to see you working with Want 2 Scrap, too.

Both projects are lovely but I liked the envelope simply because it is more my style. I also loved how she incorporated the packaging into the layout, very creative use of everything!! I would love to win some of this product, thanks for having the contest.

Look at all the G45 yummies! Love the envelope album too! Thanks for the chance.

All so gorgeous - and full of ideas to go and play with. I love little bottles, and I've been collecting all kinds, and thinking of some sort of 3D collage... but how brilliant to see that they can go on a layout like Jane's too. Fabulous! Thank you all for inspirational projects and papers.

I enjoyed the thought of using the GR45 tags that the staples come on!!! Great projects!!

Oh my goodness! Every day your DT just blows me away with their projects! Such inspiration and creativity! I love all of these projects today! I love the hinges and details on Yuka's envelope! And the musical background with that gorgeous tag made from packaging on Jenny's layout is so sweet! But Jane's clock layout on a record is my favorite today - what an incredible idea! I love the clock theme and the little shelf with the bottles on it and all the charms - the whole thing is magical! Thanks for sharing!

Wow ladies, What inspirational projects. Thankyou for sharing them with us.

I love Jane Tregenza's LO & have decided to give a go at recreating it with my own photos. Thanks for the inspiration.

wow saw your products on c and c today soooo fa really inspiring as are all the dt's work hear really hope i get to get hold of some of your fab stash soon !!!!!

These projects are very inspiring - I love Graphic 45!!!

Fabulous inspiration here this week, I especially love the handmade from scratch Little Darlings mini album, I will definitely be making one of those albums, Thank you once again to your design team for sharing so much inspiration!!!!!!!

OH dear oh dear....!!! so loving papers.....I really adore the little ones esp...Graphic 45, you made me crazy abt your papers!

Simply Stunning! Thank you!

Wow...really nice stuff...glad I clicked on your link from AAM. Thanks for all the great info and creativity. Su

The clock is so cool! Love the steampunk look.

Loving the look and would be super to use in my box assemblages! Just perfect!

wow I love the prizes in this giveaway! I so want to win! thanks for the chance and for all the lovely projects posted!

I love the bottles!! And the record idea is Amazing!!

I just love coming to check out your blog. I love all of the wonderful designs and the projects here are always top notch. It makes me want to hang out and the second hand store and come home and create some fabulous piece. Thanks so much for the fun inspiration.

Always such a fantastic selection of designs! Always something for everyone :)

wow loving the projects always good to get some inspiration!!!!!loving graphic45 suits my vintage style of cardmaking...got everything crossed!!!!

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