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July 06, 2012

Graphic 45 Sneak Peeks: Bird Song Crafts!


Hello G45ers,

The sneak peek fun continues here at Graphic 45! We want to welcome you all to this fabulous Friday blog! Inspiration takes center stage today as we bring you some sneak peeks of the gorgeous Bird Song crafts that are being created in Diane Schultz's workshop! These marvelous works of altered art will be featured in our booth at CHA this month! Prepare to be dazzled by these gorgeous crafts. We also have new winners to announce for this week's Bird Song prize packs! Plus we've got some marvelous Bird Song ideas from our design team and craft highlights from our Facebook page! There is so much to discover on today's blog! Let the fun begin!

First up we've got some winners to announce! Remember that there is still time to leave us a blog comment today for your chance to win a beautiful Bird Song 8x8 paper pad and coordinating chipboard die-cuts before they're even available in stores! We will be announcing 4 more winners from today's contest on Monday, July 9th! Our randomly chosen winners from yesterday are...

-Julia Pinto: "I want to make an album now. I love the papers of Bird Song. Especially the Cherry Blossom. Living in Washington, DC this would be so perfect with the pictures I have of my girls with Blossoms of the years before. I just can't get enough. Making plans for next weekend to go get some of the older collections now."

-Lois Key: "Perfect as usual!!"

-Danielle Copley: "Love the blues and pinks in the papers!! The paper line gets better and better! Always love seeing mini album ideas!"

-Nicolle Brown: "Every single day I am more and more inspired by this set. I have never wanted a series as much as Bird Song!"

Congratulations! Will our winners please email us with your shipping information at [email protected] to claim your prize! And now it's time for some Bird Song craft inspiration! Diane and her team have been working hard to get everything ready for CHA Summer. That means making lots of gorgeous crafts to decorate our booth. We sure love to put on a show and here are a few of the remarkable Bird Song crafts that will help bring our booth to life! You can see how beautifully the papers blend together to create unique works of art. The lush colors and delicate designs look stunning on each and every one of these pieces!

Bird Song Altered Art

Bird Song Altered Art

Bird Song Altered Art

Bird Song Altered Art

Bird Song Altered Art

Bird Song Altered Art

Bird Song Altered Art

Bird Song Altered Art

Wow, such marvelous ideas! Next we've got some wonderful words of inspiration from our design team. We asked them about some of the projects they are excited to create with Bird Song. What sprang to mind when they first saw this exquisite new collection? Here is what they had to say.

Jim, The Gentleman Crafter: "Naturally, with a love of making things 3D from chipboard, the very first thing I thought would be cool was a Pagoda! Call me crazy but, I'm cutting the pieces right now! It just must be done! LOL! A Pagoda with a mini in it! I hope!"

Gloria Stengel: "I want to make a wedding page for my brother's wife. She is of Asian descent and would love a memory of their wedding that she can save for my nephew."

Laura Denison: "This collection screams for cards"

Susan Lui: "I'm going to alter a bird cage. I'm also thinking I might scrap a layout of my daughter or my mum in a cheongsam."

Denise Hahn: "I'm thinking about making an altered an umbrella or fan."

Kristin Wilson: "Cards for sure! But I really would like to decorate 3 jars to go together."

Nicole Eccles: "Shadowboxes and collages as usual hehe. I was also thinking about all the old fashioned asian inspired clothing screens, or even an altered woven wood mat hung like a tapestry."

Jane Tregenza: "I want to do an asian theme jewelry box with a mirror."

Tara Orr: "Fans, hanging lanterns, usual layouts and cards - just love the striking colours on this one!"

Sharon Ngoo: "I was thinking more along the lines of something small....a little lantern perhaps....or a mini album bound with chopsticks!"

Maiko Miwa: " I want to make Japanese paper fan (UCHIWA), and mini umbrella. And of course I want to make a layout for my daughter wearing kimono."

Clare Charvill: "I need to see and feel the papers before deciding on the projects I'd like to make. All I know is that they ll be inspired by the orient"

Next we'd like to honor all of you G45ers out there! These are some of the stunning craft creations that have been uploaded to our Facebook page recently. We love seeing what you're making with Graphic 45 product. We encourage you all to share your creativity with us on Facebook, Ning or our website gallery! Here are some delightful projects from your fellow G45ers that we're sure you'll love!

Here is an adorable Le Cirque drawer card by Denise Coulter. What fun! The jellybeans are a delightful touch!

Le Cirque Card

Here is an amazing Curtain Call wishing well created by Miranda Edney. Wow, there is so much to see in this wonderful creation! Such splendid detail and so beautifully embellished!

Curtain Call Altered Art

Here is a gorgeous Stempunk Debutante creation by Sharryn Thompson. It has such amazing depth and such wonderful use of embellishments! It's a Steampunk dream come true!

Steampunk Debutante

Here is a precious Little Darlings layout by Donna O'leary. This creation is deeply heartwarming beautifully constructed. You can feel the love radiating from this wonderful work of art!

Little Darlings Layout

Here we have a stunning card by Amy Martell Kluchesky that was made using Graphic 45 paper scraps! This is such a brilliant way to use your leftover paper for something truly stupendous! The stitching looks incredible and we also love how she blended lots of Graphic 45 collections to make an entirely unique creation!


That's all for today, G45ers! We hope you all had a great time and got inspired for some fun weekend crafting! We want to thank you all for joining us. Big thanks as well to today's featured G45ers for their wonderful creations! Don't forget to leave us a blog comment today for your chance to win our Bird Song prize pack! We will be right back here on Monday with more fabulous sneak peeks, prizes and craft inspiration. Have a lovely day!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45



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Oh my, what a gorgeous set of papers

The projects done with the Birdsong line are just stunning, totally gorgeous. The rest of the projects from the DT are also just as amazing, what an inspiring post!!

Monday cant come to soon. Love all the collections.

I love love love this set of papers. There is an endless amount of projects swirling through my head!

awesome papers.. very pretty, too many ideas are running through my head, will be stalking the stores for when these are released!

What beautiful projects! The last one is so clever and a great way to use up all those scraps! I cannot wait to see Jim's Pagoda either!

Lynn Wild

Only one word today: WOW!

I don't know anywhere else where so much artistic talent is showcased in on spot! Spectacular projects! This paper is fantastic!

i could cry tears of joy! the brid song projects are just beyond words...WOWWWW!!!

Simply breathtaking! I am inspired!

Phenominal work!! This Bird Song Collection is outstanding! I have never done any asian papercrafting. But this, will certainly get me started! Way to go G45!!!

Wow! Amazing projects! Especially love those stacking boxes! I don't know how you're going to top this release!

Oh my! Such amazing projects!!

Beautiful! You have such a talented group of designers. Talk about thinking outside of the box. I have been a scrapbooker and cardmaker for years but since finding your site, I now make a multitude of projects and love all (or almost all) of your paper lines! Thanks for the beautiful paper lines!

Wonderful projects!


What a great design team! They always come up with truely amazing crafts! Would like to see more scrapbook page ideas from them too! Either way looking at their work is like looking at a book of fine art.

Wow, the DT has made some amazing things!

A-ma-zing! What wonderful projects. Thank You for the inspiration.

Wow !! I swear G45 has some of the Best designers out there !! These projects blow me away !!!

Beautiful projects. I absolutely love g45.. !

OMG!! I already loved this line of products but seeing them on projects like this blows my mind!! WOW!! If I didn't already love graphic 45 products I would now! Absolutely stunning!

Absolutely gorgeous projects today!! LOVING what the G45 fans have made!!!

Today's post is probably my most favorite and the most inspiring one of the week. The work featured is just beautiful and so imaginative! This is an amazing collection of papers and I can't wait to make something from them. They are truly gorgeous!

Those projects are absolutely amazing! What fantastic inspiration!

I love all the projects!


Love these papers! Would be great to use here in Hawaii with a rich Asian culture!

Fabulous projects!!! The drawers are soooo cute! All the projects are amazing!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

All the projects are awesome. I'm floored by all the creativeness I see. Wonderful!

What beautiful projects and paper ... thanks for the inspiration.

I am dying to get my hands on these papers! I am already planning projects!

I sure hope that little drawer pull and box clasp are part of the new Staples! Great projects!

Love the song bird paper and all the creative people.

So many beautiful project love the inspiration! Hugs Amy :)

great projects on todays post and love the new G45 collection.......

Thanx for the inspiration! So many gorgeous projects!

amazing projects from everyone. They are so gorgeous and very creative.
Love all the inspirations you are sharing.

Fabulous papers, just stunning!

The line is amazing. I can see so many things to do with the papers and stamps. Thanks so much for this!

Wow the wishing well is amazing over the top,thinking out side the box....I read it was made out of jinga blocks....love it!
Way to go Miranda edney .....

What amazing projects! I really need to add Bird Song to my "stash!"

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