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July 11, 2012

Graphic 45 Sneak Peeks: Even More Graphic 45 Staples!


Hello G45ers,

Welcome to another stupendous day of craft bliss here at Graphic 45! We are so glad you are all joining us for yet another day of new product sneak peeks, prizes, and radiant craft inspiration! We are having an incredible time getting to share our brand new Staples this week! Reading all of your blog comments has been such a joy! We simply cannot wait to see what you will all create with these fabulous new products! Today you'll get to see our stunning new Matchbook Boxes as well as wonderful crafts featuring Olde Curiosity Shoppe! Plus we've got even more prize winners to announce from yesterday's blog contest! Remember that there's still time to leave us a blog comment today for your chance to win a $25 Staples prize pack before the product arrives in stores! We are choosing 4 random winners everyday between now and Monday, July 16th! So be sure to comment for your chance to win! Our winners from yesterday are...

-Britt Bass: "Very cool project! And I love those new keys!"

-Mary Jane: "I know this has been said so many times before but seeing everything G45 has to offer makes me feel like a kid in a candy store!!"

-Linda Kobosky: "Love the new staples. I am totally speechless over Grandfather clock project. I love this and will definitely have to give it a try. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful ideas."

-Leesa Barry-Cotter: "Wowzers I {love} keys and these are going in my basket the moment they hit the shelf!! Utterly adorable!"

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 more fabulous sneak peeks! Behold, the new Graphic 45 Matchbook Boxes! Take the lid off creativity with these beautiful and versatile new Matchbook Boxes. These stunning boxes are made from high-quality Kraftboard and are available in three fun sizes: 12x12, 8x8 and traditional matchbook dimensions of 3x5x1 and 1/2 inches The new Graphic 45 Matchbook Boxes are perfect for altered art, shadowboxes, storage compartments, gift boxes and so much more! These gorgeous boxes work perfectly with any Graphic 45 paper collection or Staples product. Decorate and personalize these wonderful boxes to create a unique craft treasure. Ignite your imagination with the amazing new Matchbook Boxes from Graphic 45!


Next up we've got some wonderful Olde Curiosity Shoppe crafts that you'll love! First up is this elegant layout by Gloria Stengel. Gloria created lovely boarders and paper layers to give this LO a classic look. The beautiful antique photo and fun embellishments also add to this layout's timeless style. The vibrant colors of Olde Curiosity Shoppe really shine in this incredible work of art! Gloria even created a great sketch to show you how you can create one of your very own!

Olde Curiosity Shoppe-Layout-

Olde Curiosity Shoppe-Layout-

Olde Curiosity Shoppe-Layout-


Graphic 45 Supplies:
Graphic 45 papers:
Olde Curiosity Shoppe: Race for Time, Counting Down, Exquisite Motif, Bazaar of Wonders
Graphic 45 Staples: Trims
Clearsnap: Colorbox Graphic 45 Decades Antiquing Ink: Photogenic
Clearsnap: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Dye Ink: French Blue, Tangerine, Lime Pastel
Clearsnap: Smooch Spritz: Black Velvet
Imaginarium Designs: chipboard words, butterflies, bird cages
Petaloo: Flower
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: foam squares
American Crafts: black cardstock
Bazzill Basics: green cardstock
Really Reasonable Ribbon: green shimmer ribbon
7Gypsies: glass bottle
Tim Holtz Idea-ology: metal frame
Adhesive: white glue, Scotch 3M tape runner, foam tape

Next we have this remarkable Olde Curiosity Shoppe layout by Tara Orr. This LO has all the elements of a classic Tara layout: lots of wonderful paper distressing, paper layering, fun fussy cutting, lively embellishments, rich textures and an adorable central photo. Tara really captured the joy of the moment by combining all of these unique elements. This LO has such amazing dimension with the beautiful butterflies that look as though they could take flight at any moment! It's a true inspiration! 







Graphic 45 Supplies:

Making a special guest appearance, here is an Olde Curiosity Shoppe card created by Graphic 45 blog writer Kelly Woessner. This card was created by layering Olde Curiosity Shoppe and Kraft Reflections to combine rich symmetry and color. The card base is a piece of recycled cardboard which is both durable and Earth-friendly! The Graphic 45 Metal Button Staples also make a nice 3-D focal point for this fun card. With all of the fabulous patterns and colors of Graphic 45 papers you can have a lot of fun mixing and matching! Cards like these are great for any occasion and they also make a wonderful surprise in the mail for a friend or loved one!

Graphci 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Card Kelly Woessner


Olde Curiosity Shoppe 12x12 paper pad
Kraft Reflections 12x12 paper pad
Graphic 45 Metal Button Staples
Recycled Cardboard

That's all for today, G45ers! We hope you all had a wonderful time getting to see today's sneak peeks and crafts! Remember to leave us a blog comment today for your chance to win this week's Staples prize pack. We've got more fun sneak peeks, contest winners and crafts in store on tomorrow's blog. We hope you'll come back and see us! Big thanks today's featured design team members for their wonderful work! We wish you all a very happy day out there in craft land!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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You have opened a word of possibilities with these new boxes.
Thanks for the new "sneak peeks!"

Caroline T.

Gorgeous layouts! I have made several projects using those boxes. Love to work with them!

Fabulous addition to the staples line!

Nifty matchbook boxes! The box can be part of the gift! Love all the new things from Graphic 45!

Beautiful projects and LOVE these boxes!!

Love the shadow boxes... would make such a nice altered project.

Thank you for sharing all the inspiring projects. I'm going to give the sketch a go :)

I ove the matchbox boxes. Wonderful projects, Love and tell everyone about Graphic 45 products.

Fabulous layouts, I saved and will be using the layout from Gloria. Thank you. The boxes are so fun and I know I will be waiting for them. I love altered work. TFS pammejo1@yahoo.com

If I had the matchbook boxes in my crafting stash, I would be inspired to make some charming host gifts out of them.

I'm so excited to be one of yesterday's winners! G45 is awesome!
Todays projects are gorgeous as usual. You can't go wrong when you are using such beautiful products.

Great new boxes, and I love that they are in standard G45 paper sizes! I'll have a lot of fun playing with these! The layouts today and stunning, especially the one by Gloria Stengel. Just love the vintage photograph and the paper layering -- truly a work of art.

LOve the Layout and thank you so much for that great sketch. I'll have to give it a go!

The matchboxes are awesome..definately want some of those. Great LOs

Wow out of Internet range for a few days and miss a lot. Everything is buitful.

Loving the new boxes! And I always enjoy the design team's inspirational projects!

Beautiful projects! Oh, and love those matchboxes...

Love the boxes - looks like they could be one of my new favorites! Thanks for all of the chances to win!

Great matchbook boxes! I've got a few ideas on what to create with these boxes. Can't wait!! Wonderful layouts.

I really like how the elements already look vintage without my having to age them. Half the work is done already.

absolutely love these boxes. a definite must-have. my shopping list just keeps getting longer and longer.

Those layouts are beautiful,and I really appreciate the layout sketch. G45, these wonderful sneak peeks are bringing Christmas to July! I can't wait to get these awesome papers and Staples.


This has been one of the best sneak peeks ever! Each day is better than the last! All of your products are simply the best. I have always been a big fan of G45 & these sneak peeks show why. Love the match boxes & the keys & keyholes. Can't wait until they ship! Thanks for the chance to win these outstanding products!

Those matchbook boxes are AMAZING! Gorgeous projects from the DT. Hugs Marley

I love new boxes and bravo Tara for these beautiful layouts, gorgeous project!

Oh I think I just squealed out loud with that matchbook size box!!! Love that you are coming out with the square sizes too, I can envision so many wonderful projects with these new sizes!!!! And the work your designers are putting out...OMG! Beyond gorgeous with their talent and your amazing product lines.

Oh the possibilities. Altering the larger sizes of the matchbook boxes will be tons of fun.

Fun boxes, beautiful projects! I'm especially loving Tara Orr's page- how completely lush!

love-love-love it all.

Very nice. I would love to see more Christmas projects. Its that time of the crafting year. :-)

Beautiful, beautiful layouts!!

Everything is sooo amazing!! :)

Lovely creations, Ladies. Each one is so creative & thought out to highlight the photos & papers.
Thank you for creating & sharing.

I have fallen in love with your line. I am so amazed. It's hard to chose what to purchase first. Thanks for sharing your talent with you.

Love the Matchbox boxes. So many things you can do with them!

gorgeous projects!!!

Beautiful layouts and card, and each so different!

These are wonderful!

awesome projects and beautiful colors! Thanks for sharing.

I love the match boxes. I can see some pretty amazing projects with these. Love all the new staples...especially the keys.

Beautiful projects! I love it

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