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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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Looking forward to the monthly tutorials. Amazing projects as always!

The shadow box is such a good idea. I will tell my daughter about it. She has a lot of things she brought back from Japan...

TGIIF... Thank goodness it's INSPIRATION Friday! So many lovely projects and looking fwd to Jane's book tutorial. Have a great weekend everyone :-)

WOW! So many beautiful projects from the DT. Thanks so much for the inspiration and for a chance to win! hugs Marley

How unique! Love it all!

Wonderfull!! I really like how the colors all just pop off the pages/items.

Every single day so much more inspiration. Love Bird Song. Butterflies using Staples so beautiful. Looking forward to Jane's tutorials - her albums are so creative!

I love the idea of butterflies keys. And the padgoda house. Great ideas in using the new papers to come out.

I literally had my mouth hanging open all the way down the page. Absolutely stunning work! I'm also looking forward to the book series!

Love all the Asian themed art. Those butterflies are adorable.

This would certainly get my lost muse back!

I will definitely be following your monthly tutorials, and hopefully by the time I'm done will have a nice gift to give my daughter next year! Can't wait as I adore your creative style!

I love the butterflies with the key bodies! So very inventive!

The metal staples are my favorites among embellishments! I love the pagoda project, and then I see the other totally awesome creations! Wow!

The butterflies .... wow an awesomre idea.

Oh dear~ the last peek of the week~ CHA, here you come!
Beautiful "Bird Song" samples!
I am looking forward to the book tutorials~ thank you G45 and JaneT.!

I just adore those Song Bird projects.They are just breathtaking!!

What creative & gorgeous projects. I can't wait for those tutorials. Have a fabulous weekend. I'm so jealous, I wish I could go to CHA! So much awesome creativity in one place.

I am really looking forward to the tutorial series. Jane Tregenza's books are amazing. Thanks G45

Jane's mini is just so cute. Love all the embellies she used.

All the projects are nice, I cannot wait for the tutorials. I love graphic 45 paper.

Beautiful products, beautiful work!

Outstanding projects. Cannot pick a favorite. Just have to do the key butterflies - oh so creative.

Gorgeous creations! I like the keys as the butterfly bodies.

These projects are amazing!! Fabulous ideas! I'm so loving this collection!

I am loveing all of the G45'ness!!! Can't wait to get my hands on these new lines and the new staples! Each day I wait anxiously for the new post.

Each day I say it can't get any better but it does!!! Thanks Graphics 45 for inspiring us all with such beautiful art work!!!

Those projects are all totally amazing.

I can't wait til the "Bird Song" collection hits the stores!

Have a great show!

Awesome projects!

Looks like the new staples will make great additions to altered art projects. They fit perfectly with any of the lines of Graphic 45 papers and others as well. Can't wait till I see my name selcted for a chance to try them.

These are crazy creative! Thanks for sharing the wealth of the designers and products!

The shadow boxes are truly works of art and I love them! Am also excited about Jane's book tutorial as I am a big fan of hers. Can't wait to see the finished project!

So many beautiful ideas...Again....as always.....love the tutorial series this fall....sounds GREAT!!!! Love the keys too.. :) Thanks again for the chance to will...keeping my fingers and BODY crossed.... LOL really :) he he he

OMG! very beautiful projects again today. Love the shadow box and the easel book/card. Looking forward to tutorials.

wow wow wow, I'm just so overwhelmed, love the book can't wait for the tutorials

thanks for this great week

Gorgeous projects! I'm so excited about the new staples!

Bwautiful projects...Love the books!

With every release, I think, "this is it! this is the apex!" and then, by golly, you have a newer release and prove me wrong. The staples are super and I am amazed when I look at the Birdsong collection.

I am speechless. The art produced by your team just gets better and better.
Can't wait for Bird Song, or Jane's tutorials. Blessings...

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