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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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Loved the Bird Song projects! Can't wait for the release of it!!

Fabulous projects! I couldn't decide which one I like best. Congrats to all the artist in your team.
Loly Borda

Beautiful projects, beautiful paper!!!

I can't what 'til these collection arrives in store!!!! I just came home fr.o.m. 4 weeks in asia where i been seeking roots. I need to make albums and layouts, i also believe you've just solved the dilemma of the perfect christmas gift for my family! I will also buy tis collection so i can hoard it for future journeys and children to come:)

Graphic 45 Little Darlings will bring added fun to any lay out with babies, and Playtimes past is fun with the older kids, I love the jelly bean box and may try that for my older granddaughter.

Wow-Weeeeee such talented people, even your followers have done some amazing projects, all I can say it that is what I am trying to aspire too one day, will I get there? I really don't know but it is such fun trying...
Love ~ Lady Anne xx

Wow, so much creativity and your collections are always amazing! :)

Wow, I am always blown away by your DT projects! Graphic 45 papers are so beautiful!

Love the bento boxes! All the ideas are so inspiring! Can't wait until Bird Song arrives at my favorite store!

I am absolutely blown away by this line. I love it! I'm almost speechless. I can't wait to get my hands on the line and the goodies that go with it. I absolutely love the boxes and other projects that people have made.

Fabulous creations! I think Birdsong has to be my most favorite Graphic 45 release yet! That is saying a lot as I am quite passionate about ALL of the Graphic 45 product lines!!!

Amazing projects, gorgeous paper - doesn't get much better than this! Judy D.

Incredible design, incredible ideas!
Really beautiful.

love that card made from end cuts of all the papers!!! terrific!!!

I'm hoping to win Bird Song so I can scrap lift! Fabulous projects :)

Amazing projects! :)

Love how all your collections blend together!

Wow! Amazing projects!

The awesome creativity and inspiration from G45 never ceases to amaze me. Absolutely beautiful!!!

Amazing projects, so much beautiful inspiration and I love the black of these new papers!!!! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

I just love his line, the colors are wonderful!

Thanks for the ideas for using that gorgeous BirdSong line. My fingers are itching to get started.

Can't wait to get then new papers. Beautiful designs.

Wow, these papers are amazing and p are all these projects!

I have been without Internet service for 8 days! I'm at our local library to use their wi-fi signal! Storms hit our area hard. I just had to see all that I have missed from the G45 sneak peeks! Boy! I have missed a lot! Such beautiful creations with these stunning papers! They're really too beautiful for words. Your company is so top notch & so is your DT. Can't wait to buy them.

Every new line that comes out just amazes me..I hope you never stop!

I first saw these papers on your Pinterest page. I was completely drawn to the colors. I will have these even if I don't win the contest! Whether I use them in cards, scrapbooking or an art journal, it will be fabulous.

More amazing work!!!

Loved seeing the projects today...will be so fantastic when we can see what all gets created for CHA!!!! This collection is stunning!

Wow!! Even the creations by the folks who aren't on the design team look like design team projects. I think a lot of the credit has to go to the papers and embellishments from G45 both for being so gorgeous and for being so inspirational!! You all are the best!!

Such gorgeous paper. Birdsong would suit many styles , and from adults to children. The lovely rich colours are truly inspiring. Have just made an album with Old Curiosity Shop, looking forward to this new release

Amazing works! Love them all!

The papers are absolutly stunning!! Gorgeous projects.. Hugs Marley

Love this collection!

Your new Bird song line is stunning, love the little drawer chest, absolutely fantastic projects!!!!!!!!!!

First of all the Bird Song collection is stunningly beautiful. I love the designers artful creations and as well as your fans who posted their work! But I love love love Amy's card using G45 scraps! I can do that today! LOL!!

Hi-- what gorgeous papers-- a must have to add to my Stash!!!

What a surprise to find the new collection has an Asian them. Can't wait for it to be in the scrapbook stores.

I fell in love with the BirdSong collection and am totally inspired to scrapbook my photos from the time we lived in Japan. Now I see this Staples collection - do I document the renovation of our old villa, or create a wall-hanging for it? So many projects... Where do I start? Thanks for re-igniting my creative mind.

Always such beautiful papers with beautiful colors! And the projects really show that.

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