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July 13, 2012

Graphic 45 Sneak Peeks: Graphic 45 Staples Projects!


Hello G45ers,

Happy Friday and welcome to another wonderful day of sneak peeks and prizes here at Graphic 45! This is going to be such a fun day! We've got some gorgeous crafts to share with you that feature our new Staples and Bird Song collection! These stunning crafts were created in Diane Schultz's workshop and will be appearing in our beautiful booth at CHA Summer! You'll get to see fabulous ways to use some of our amazing new Staples that have been premiering all this week on our blog! Plus we've got more Staples prize winners to announce as well as a great announcement about a new ongoing tutorial blog feature from Jane Tregenza! Today is loaded with lots of great ideas that are sure to inspire you for some weekend crafting! So lets get to it!

First we've got some prize winner announcements! Today is the last day to leave a comment for your chance to win a $25 Staples prize pack! The 4 winners from today's contest will be announced on Monday's blog on July 16th. So be sure to comment today for your chance to win! Our randomly chosen winners from yesterday's blog are...

-Debbie Russes: "Love, love, love the card sitting on the teacup! Of course it is beautiful...it used G45!"

-April W: "Just fabulous!!"

-Amy Kluchesky: "Yeah I love the easel, I am going to make you a card. Love card challenges. Thanks and posting soon. -Amy"

-EmeralDQueen: "Awesome Albums, love the projects those cards are beautiful :)"

Congratulations! Will our winners please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Hooray!

We're very excited about CHA Summer. Our office is packed with design team projects and lots of incredible new Graphic 45 product as we prepare for the big show! Here's a fun photo of a huge shipment of the new Staples that just arrived here at our office! It's so exciting! We can't wait for you all to get your hands on these incredible new Staples!


And now it's time for some more fun sneak peeks! Here we have some wonderful works of altered art from Diane's workshop. These gorgeous pieces also feature our marvelous new Bird Song collection! Here is a beautiful shadowbox that highlights our new Metal Key Holes and Metal Key Staples!

Graphic 45 Bird Song Altered Art

Graphic 45 Bird Song Altered Art

Graphic 45 Bird Song Altered Art

Graphic 45 Bird Song Altered Art

Graphic 45 Bird Song Altered Art

This lovely piece of altered art features the incredible new Metal Label Holder Staples. You can see how beautifully these new Staples work with Bird Song!

Graphic 45 Bird Song Altered Art

Graphic 45 Bird Song Altered Art

Graphic 45 Bird Song Altered Art

Here is another incredible piece that also features Bird Song and the new Graphic 45 Metal Key Staples.

Graphic 45 Bird Song Altered Art

Graphic 45 Bird Song Altered Art

The new Graphic 45 Metal Door Pulls work wonderfully as box toppers! You can see how beautiful this box looks when decorated with Bird Song and these amazing new Staples!

Graphic 45 Bird Song Altered Art

Graphic 45 Bird Song Altered Art

And now it's time for a special announcement! Starting this month, we will be sharing a one-of-a-kind, step-by-step tutorial by Jane Tregenza on how to create and decorate one of her incredible books. Jane's amazing books have been featured on our blog throughout the years and it's always such a treat. Well now you can learn how to make one of your very own with this amazing tutorial series!  The tutorials will happen on the last Tuesday of every month right here on the Graphic 45 blog! Here is a great introduction by Jane about this inspirational blog series!

"Over my three years on the Graphic 45 design team I have made lots of books using the wonderful paper collections from Graphic 45. My books have been published in scrapbooking magazines, featured on the blog and been on display at CHA. I get many emails from all over the world from people who have seen my books and loved them. Lots ask for instructions on how I make them. To rely with detailed instructions is too hard as I need to write pages of instructions and send millions of photos!

As this is my last year on the Graphic 45 design team, I asked if I could do a book as a monthly tutorial. They replied that I could, so this is how it will work. Each month Graphic 45 will post a tutorial on making a page in my book. The book is going to be about 8 ½ inches x 11 inches and will consist of 9 pages, covers and a box to keep it in. I will be doing a page for myself, my husband/partner or male. A page for babies/grandchildren, a page on school days.  A beach page/holidays. Along with other pages to suit males or females. You will be able to choose the order in which your book will go once you have all the pages finished.  It will be a cross between the “People I love “book and my “Great Grand Mother” book. I am quite excited to be creating a new book and sharing it with you all, although I must confess to being a bit apprehensive about the amount of work involved, but it should be fun and I am looking forward to hearing from you all as we take this journey together.

The 1st tutorial will be on us and I will be using a Ladies Diary collection, which is now my favourite collection. You will need a baby photo + some of you growing up and an up to date photo as well. Don’t worry about the size of the photos, our page has a mini book on it, so there is lots of room for photo." -Jane Tregenza

Here are some wonderful photos of some of Jane's amazing books. You may recognize a few of these from past blog posts. We are so excited about this tutorial series. We just know it's going to be a lot of fun for everyone!

Altered Art Graphic 45 Jane Tregenza

Altered Art Graphic 45 Jane Tregenza

Altered Art Graphic 45 Jane Tregenza

Altered Art Graphic 45 Jane Tregenza

Altered Art Graphic 45 Jane Tregenza

That's all for today, G45ers. Thank you all so much for joining us! Big thanks to Diane and her fabulous team for creating today's sneak peek projects. And special thanks to Jane Tregenza for this exciting tutorial series which will begin on Tuesday, July 31st! We also want to wish a very happy birthday to Tara Orr of our design team. Tara's birthday is on Sunday and we hope she has a truly wonderful day! We enjoy Tara's incredible talents so much and she is such an important part of our design team. Happy Birthday, Tara! You are fabulous! Well G45ers, please come back and see us on Monday for more fantastic craft inspiration and prize winner announcements! We hope you have a great day and a happy weekend.

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45



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I am usually a very articulate person, but these projects have me in a state of perpetual *SWOON*!! :) I cannot wait to try something like it!

It keeps getting better and better!

I can't wait for the tutorial series! I also can't wait to get my hands on these new Graphic 45 staples. I absolutely love the new keys--and those butterflies. . .

I just love the oriental work today, it is amazing your design team are just amazing and the work they do is fantastic...
Thank you so much for such wonderful inspiration...
Love ~ Lady Anne xx

Those projects are stunning, and the tutorial series is a chance in a life time!!!

Just amazing as always!!!

Absolutely beautifull!! What a wonderfull projects with the birdsong collection, they are amazing! I love the books aswell and can't wait to see the tutorials.

Love, love, love the Birdsong projects!

Breathtaking! Need to scroll back and look again.

Those DT projects are truly amazing.....wow totally drooling right now! Thanks for the chance to win hugs Amy :)

Fires my imagination! I can not wait to dig in and create!

Wow! Diane's project are fantastic! Thank You so much for sharing. Great news about Janes book series. Congrats to all the winners. Have fun at CHA!

The fan made from Bird Song paper is fantastic! Love all these projects!

I just can't get enough of the Bird Song collection! Such beautiful projects!

Every day brings a smile! Thank you so much. I can hardly wait for the tutorial--not to mention Birdsong!

Astrid Pryor

Beautiful work, Jane! I can't wait for the tutorials.

I love each and every project in this post. The talent of the design team is amazing.

Gorgeous Diane! I especially love the butterfly keys.

How exciting to have monthly tutorials!!! Can't wait!! Today's projects, as always, are BREATHTAKINGLY GORGEOUS!!!

Love the key butterflies and looking forward to the monthly tutorials. TY.

The shadow box is breathtaking!

Am anxious for Jane's book series, so creative! And I shall be casing the butterfly with a Staples key for the body - how clever!

The new staples are awesome!!! I love the new paper line too! This Bird Song is going to be a hit. I LOVE it!

What beautiful projects- such talented designers!!

Diane your projects are gorgeous, thank you for sharing them with us.
I'm so looking forward to Jane Tregenza's exciting tutorial series.
I just orderd a few G45 paper pads that I want to use for the book.

Such stunning projects! It's impossible to say which is my favorite!


The shadowbox is wonderful but I am swooning at that pagoda.
I would love to make one of these.

I love the butterflies with the keys! Gorgeous. All of the projects provide so much inspiration. Thanks for the chance to win!

Wow! I love the projects and as I sit here at work peeking into the blog before I get started, I know that I will have a hard time concentrating on anthing but scrapbooking today. Thanks for creating such wonderful papers!

I will be waiting on pins and needles for this book series. I love how Graphic 45 is so perfect for altered books and other projects. Now I will be able to follow along and make my own book.

looking forward to shopping for all the new staples.

OMG - I have waited sooooo long for Jane's book tutorials. So excited - I totally LOVE Graphic 45 - you have no equal in my eyes.... Hugs xx

Can't wait for the tutes!! Jane does amazing work! G45, your projects never disappoint!

the altered art projects are amazing! am in love with the key butterflies - how clever!

Thank you for all the wonderful inspiration this week, and the beautiful projects! The CHA booth will be a wonder to behold! Can't wait until the tutorial series!

So excited about the tutorial.
Love the project especially the use of the keys as butterfly bodies :)

How fab I cannot wait for the tutorials!

WOW! All the projects made with Song Bird are SO beautiful! My kitchen and living room are decorated with an oriental touch so these would look so awesome! I cannot wait to get creatin' with Bird Song also!!! :)

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