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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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Wonderful projects. I love the clock layout, it is so unique. Where on earth do your designers get their ideas?????

The evelope is just too cool! Love the layout bu Jane ! It has all my favorite elements on it! Butterflies, keys, clocks......oh my!

Another winner today in the projects shared. They are wonderful! I can't wait to see more this week.

As always amazing inspiration. Jane's layout is just wonderful, so clever xx

I Love, love, love Jane's layout. I'm a big fan of the Steampunk theme (Steampunk Debutante is my favorite G45 line) and this is a real inspiration. I have a few old records hanging around and this is a nice use for something I can recycle. Thanks for the ideas!!!

Wow love the steam punk project a lot. But all the projects are great. So love to come and be inspired from all the Designers and love the chance at winning gifts along with seeing what is new coming out. Keep up the Great work.

So cute. I have asked for a long time now for you to mass produce the "Staple" tags that the lace, buttons, come on. Theae are so useful in so many projects. I made a calender for my office out of them. Love it.

Beautiful projects, and I love how you can mix & match!

Great projects! Love the mixing and matching! Your collections are so versatile and work so well together!

Wow, Amazing Projects! I just love Jane's round LO!

Awesome designs as always, and a fab chance to win some goodies. Marvellous! Michelle x

such awesome projects! I love mixing up the various products just to see what I come up with. Thanks for sharing!

I love your products. They are such great colors and the patterns without being busy. They make fantastic projects.

Thank you for all the inspiration!!!

I'm loving the envelope .... Awesome work!! Thank's for sharing such wonderful work! Christina

So beautiful!

Wonderful projects! you guys are so inspiring.

great projects! love the clock! Thanks for the giveaway!

GREAT projects!
Thanks for inspiration and a chance to win!!

In love with staples and your projects. Thanks so much.

awesome prize pac. would give it to my daughter if i win :)

Utterly fabulous, Janes clock is AMAZING. Such extrodianarily talented people. Just wonderful Well done to all.

great projects. they are all very inspiring!

GREAT projects...always love the inspiration on this blog!! :)

I don't know how you guys do it, but you just keep gettng better and better!! :o)

What lovely projects. I especially like the one by
Jane T. I like the 'wheels' and the tiny bottles.

awesome projects from everyone love them all

Fabulous projects and what a prize package!

Yuka, Jenny and Jane... WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWW !! I love the details in each of these projects, the stiching, the packaging, the bottles, my goodness, so much awesomness !!

Gorgeous projects from everyone, love Jane's idea of lining up her eye with the clock

Wow this would be a great prize to win!!! The pics are soo inspirational!!! That's for the chance to win!!!

oH I REALLY love the clock layout, but it is more than a lo!

Thanks for the chance to win

Awesome projects as always! Graphic 45 and their beautiful papers never fail to amaze!!

Lovelly projects

Lovely layouts!

Gorgeous work everyone!

More Little Darlings please. Best paperline ever!

Such works of art!! Very inspiring!!

I really love the way your products make the layer look so right. I'm just hoping that it's really as easy as you all make it seem.

Great inspiration for me! Thank you!

You guys at G45 have to stop coming out with such beautiful paper! You are killing me :)

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