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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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Stunning Projects!!!! Such incredibly creative works of art!!!

Excited about the book tutorial! Love the projects featuring Bird Song and staples. This paper pack looks amazing

The projects are totally fabulous! The book tutorials by Jane are not to be missed!

Happy Birthday Tara, congrats to the winners and WOW! So pleased to hear about the tutorial. Can't wait to play. Gorgeous projects shown today. Everyone is so very talented.

I hope you all have fun at CHA. Oh have a very Happy Birthday Tara. Can't wait for all the new items.

OM Gosh! These projects are just un-believable! I love the oriental pagoda / bird house! I can't wait to find a store that sells all the different staples. Thanks for sharing these beautiful ideas.

I'm so in love with Bird Song!!!! Simply breath taking!!!!!
Paper Hugs,

Lovely projects today. Thank you for sharing them..

I am very excited about the tutorial. Your design teams rocks!

Wow! Gorgeous projects!

The Pagoda is beautiful and Bird Song works perfect. Thanks for today, Lanna

AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING!!!! The projects today are perfection. I love the butterflies with the keys for bodies. The shadow box is a true work of art . The pagoda etc are stunning.Staples are going to be one of the best things to play with EVER! .:)

Fabulous, all of the designers have done some fabulous designs and I love it all. You all inspire me on a daily basis, thank you...
Love ~ Lady Anne xx

Amazing projects! I love the metal accents.

I so love the butterflies made with the keys and the box...do want to learn how to make that. My customers and I can hardly wait for the new products to be available for purchase. Have fun at CHA Summer.

These Song Bird projects are awesome! Fantastic job designers :)

Thanks for giving us a project to work on and thanks for the picture of those great butterflies. Such a simple concept to have the key as a body but I've never seen it before and think it is ingenious. Love the blog for all the ideas - thanks so much!

I wait daily, with anticipation for the releases and you haven't let me down. Gorgeous to say the least! Isn't paper crafting a great passion?

Oh WOW!!!! Just tooo exciting! Cant wait for the turorials!
BirdSong progects are phenomanal!

When I first saw Birdsong, I just had to gasp. I knew it would truly be beautiful to use and Diane certainly confirms my thoughts. What gorgeous paper!!! Can't wait!

All of these projects have been phenomenal! What stunning papers, embellishments, & work! G45 & it's DT have outdone themselves. Kudos to all. Can't wait to get my hands on these products. Thanks for making my week!

hoppin grasshoppers, these papers are fantastic. i'm drooling here, and can't wait to get my hands on this songbird!

thank you for the chance to win it!

What amazing creations, they are so inspirational and the products are just gorgeous.

Wow! fabulous work! All of them are amazing... Thanks for the chance to win.

Hi....I'm lovin' the butterflies with the key bodies. Where do the butterflies come from....? are they chipboard or embellishments.......just gorgeous.

thank you


the details on these pieces are just amazing! Gorgeous work

Love everything, as usual - but love, love, love the butterflies in the shadow box on the stand...and keys for bodies - how cool! Got to make that! thanks for new inspiration.

Absolutly gorgeous! Seriously.

Oh gosh - you have no idea how badly I'd love to win. Just no idea ...

So much to comment not sure where to start. . . These staples are made for me!!! I saw the key made into a butterfly and I swooned!

The fact that Jane has agreed to do a tutorial series on her books is fabulous news!! Can't wait for that!

So much eye candy here every day, wish I could come to see you at CHA!


Oh my gosh, the Birdsong Collection is absolutely breathtaking. My bathroom is done in this decor, so can hardly wait to get this paper.

OMG I won!!! Thank you so much for the opportunity to participate I love your product line and can't wait to create something with Graphic45 products it will be my first time. I'm so happy :)

This new line of Bird Song is gorgeous, I love oriental themes and all the projects posted here are AMAZING!!!! How creative I love it!!!!

I am delighted to see these beautiful projects with this beautiful paper - it's delightful.

fabulous staples ! Love the "key" butterflies !

The songbird house is beautiful. And thank you Jane for sharing your tutorial with us, I am always blown away by your work.

I'm speechless! All of the projects are stunning. I am amazed by all of the fabulous gorgeous projects and stunning papers being created! Absolutely gorgeous!!!


I am sooo anxious to get my hands on the Bird Song papers and embellishments.... I see a lot of wonderful projects in my future !

Great projects! I am really excited for the tutorial from Jane! Her books rock!!

I love all the projects. I LOVE the butterflies with the keys for the body, beautiful.

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