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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 info@g45papers.com 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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These are fabulous projects!! I'm so excited about the new papers I could jump!!! My sizzors are clicking!! I LOVE Birdsong collection!!!!!!

Did you hear that gasp?! OMG such beauty and all in one spot! Thank you DT for such luciousness.

These papers may be my favorite yet!!! They are soooo beautiful. The colors just grab you and make you want to touch them!!! I can't wait to create with these!! They are soooo gorgeous!!! I can't wait to see Jim's pagoda!!! And the projects here are stunning as always!!! Oooooo! I'm inspired!!!!!

Love..love..love..all...the projects. Truly inspiring!!

I love this paper line...I have lots of ideas swirling around in my head that I want to make.

What amazing projects.

I can not get over the talent that flows on this site. Every project is amazing. Your paper just is the best. Thank you for sharing such wonderful talent with us.


Amazing projects!

This paper will be awsesome to make a project for my grandaughter who is Korean and Japanese. With your great tutorials I should be able to come up with something that will amaze her and me both!

Thank you Graphic 45 for all the chances to win and the sneak peeks!

WOW talk about gorgeous!!!

Wow simply amazing work by all!

Everything is so beautiful, cant wait until the new lines come out. I want them all. LOL

Cannot even think of enough wonderful comments for all of this work! It took my breath away, so beautiful, I would love any of them in my home!

Not at all fair....now I have to spend the rest of my day at work waiting to get home and craft! : )

All this preview madness is driving me crazy! I want Bird Song NOW! LOL

Wow love the project, now I like to see what some of you talented people can do with this paper in a mini album.
Can't wait to see....

All of these projects are gorgeous but oh my goodness I am in LOVE with the bento boxes!

Amazing projects. I love this collection!

I am in love with all the containers. It is so inspiring!

great projects. This collection is Fab!

Bird Song is sooooo beautiful! I can't wait to get my hands on it! I love ALL of the projects today on the blog!

Love Bird Song, can't wait to get mine! The crafts are incredible! Must give a shout out to my friend Idaho Amy. I go to her store often and her stuff is awesome!

I love the new Bird Song paper collection! I can't wait to see the new collection. The projects are amazing!

Just simply my favorite paper company. All of these creations are beautiful.

Thanks for all the inspiration! These projects are amazing.

Drooling over all the things made with Bird Song. Can't wait to get my hands on it. I see Bird Song rays, minis, and boxes in my future lol. I was so excited to see one of my projects on here today. You don't know how thrilled I am. I'm a huge Graphic 45 fan and almost only use their papers now. As one of my friends says "I'm screaming like a girl" because I'm so excited. Thank you G45 -Idaho Amy

Beautiful Bird Song projects...wish I could get to CHA to see them all! and What amazing talent is out there in the "real world" I'm totally impressed! Have a great weekend

Just wonderful, as usual! CHA will be so awesome!

These amazing projects make me want to call in sick to work and start crafting!!!!

Bird Song is such a pretty collection of papers. I can't wait to do a mini album with them.

Bird Song is such a pretty collection of papers. I can't wait to do a mini album with them.

Bird Song is such a pretty collection of papers. I can't wait to do a mini album with them.

This truely is an inspiring line of papers. Loved all the altered items can't wait to see the DT's creations. And to think you have more for next week, my heart (and maybe my DH) can't take much more LOL!!!

Lisa T.

Fabulous work! The 3 jars and tray are stunning and Amy's card is just so much fun and gorgeous at the same time! Can't WAIT to see Jim's pagoda!

What a beautiful projects!

Beautiful! I have some photos from Japan that would look great with these.

Love it all!! Cannot wait until the collection comes out. Thanks for the chance to win!!

What a week! The new Birdsong paper line is sure to be a hit and the projects you showed today highlight exactly why. It is amazing what has already been done; my mind tingles with anticipation of what will be coming from the DT soon. Thanks for sharing the projects from the G45 fans. There is such great inspiration from G45--the papers and products, the DT and the community surrounding it. Many, many thanks to you all.

Oh my gosh so much inspiration packed into one blog, everytime I think Graphic45 can not get anymore amazing it completely blows my mind all over again

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