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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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Fantastic projects! My fav is the LO by Jane followed closely by the altered envelope... Love the G45 staples!

Wonderful eye candy as always!!

Jane's piece is going to put a run on old records! I love it! What an intriguing design. I studied Yuka's altered envelope for quite some time and am still discovering delightful details! Jenny's idea for re-purposing the packaging has me kicking myself for throwing away such good "crafting supplies!" I loved her LO.

awesome prize and beautiful creations!!!

Didn't realize the staples were so versatile--thanks!

Beautiful dt inspirations! G45 has one of the most fabbie dt!! :)

Love all the new designs but Jane's clock is fab and would make a great collage for a guy I know since it could be made to look masculine!

Fabulous ideas on a fabulous June day! Thank you!

Gorgeous projects, so stunning!! Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful talent with us. Also what great blog giveaway!!

What great projects. Always inspiring.
I always have such a hard time choosing which of the paper collections from G45 that winning more than one would be amazing. Thanks guys.

Wow! That clock is pretty spectacular!

Your projects are always a treat! Awe-inspiring, for sure! Best, Yvonne Garner

all the layers to add to projects are cool. thanks for a chance to win. ruth

Wow!! they all do some really beautiful work! I Love IT!!

Such great projects! They've inspired me a lot! I've got a lot of problems with using scrappaper in my projects/ But now i'd really love to buy Graphic paper and try it! The clock layout by Jane is awersome! Wouldn't she mind my lifting?))

Everything is so creative and wow that layout with the huge clock is so cool....thanks for sharin all the creative designs..

I love the playtime past layout and the clock layout. Given me inspiration to scrapbook now.

What lovely projects! A very clever use of the staples packaging too! Thanks for the chance to win some of your lovely papers and staples.


Beautiful projects and what an awesome prize! I'm a huge fan of your products!

I love the altered envelope. It combines nice elements. I would love to have the prize in my craft room to play with.

Love these projects! Especially the clock by Jane, inspired!

What Beautiful & Unique Projects!!!
The Clock is Amazing!!!!

Such fabulous projects!!!! I just recently discovered this blog but I've loved G45 products for a long time!! Can't wait to see more!!!

Great projects. I love the way G45 products mix and match. Thank you for the chance to win. God bless, Peggy

What wonderful projects, thank you for sharing them and the chance to win. I always use my packageing on my projects.

Both projects are absolutely awesome! Especially like the recycling for the clock :) Fantastic ideas ladies!

Once again...Super projects...YOur blog always inspires me to get going on a new layouy...it also send me to the store for MUST HAVE products.

OMGoodness r u serious what a yummy combo of 8x8 paper pads my wheels r turning !!!! Not to mention the embelishments ahhh

Love the altered envelope idea! I'm already planning to do that!

Great ideas. I love Graphic 45.

These projects are simply remarkable. I'm building up my collection of products, and it's fun to see great ideas for what I already have, and have now added more must-haves to my list!

thank you for sharing some fantastic projects ... color me green with envy as these are great.

Once again - simply amazing talent using simply amazing products!

What a very fun prize package this week. Would love the chance to play with it! Thanks G-45 for the chance to win this. Good Luck to us all!

Oooooh!! Jane !! What an awesome layout! I love the dangles too!!! That is just incredible!!! And I love the staples metal pieces. You can do so much with them. I too have used the packaging many times. They make great tags and are super strong so you can use several techniques on them and they hold up!! Just another nice thing about G45!!

Very pretty projects!!! LOVE G45!!!

Incredible projects, Jane's layout is especially wonderful! As is the prize for this week Lol, thanks for the chance to win!

I just love coming to the Graphic 45 blog everyday to see all the wonderful creations. I look at these projects and go "what a neat way to do that". I'm learning so much from this company.

Wow...I love all of the G45 creations! I have to agree, the packaging works well for anything...nothing goes to waste! Thanks G45 for such great products and sharing the inspiration!

Very effective. I really like the use of the double pics.

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