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July 02, 2012

Graphic 45 Sneak Peeks: Introducing Bird Song!


Hello G45ers,

Welcome to another exhilarating week of sneak peeks, inspiration and prizes here at Graphic 45! Thank you all so much for joining us on this special day. We are so excited to introduce you to our brand new collection, Bird Song! You'll see some sneak peeks of the gorgeous new paper designs from Bird Song, plus you'll get a chance to enter to win a stunning Bird Song 8x8 paper pad and coordinating chipboard die-cuts before they're even available in stores! All you need to do is leave us a blog comment today! We will be choosing 4 random winners every day this week! That's 20 Bird Song prizes total! Wow! Today we also have a fun tutorial from Alberto Juarez and a beautiful craft creation by Nicole Eccles of our design team! Yes, we've got everything you need to get inspired today! We love to celebrate sneak peek season in a big way! Speaking of prizes, we have 4 winners to announce from Friday's Nutcracker Sweet contest! These winners were chosen at random from Friday's blog comments. And the winners are...

-Eugene Bellion: "Blew me away!!! Great work, thanks guys."

-Sue Settera: "OMG that gingerbread house is cuter than cute!! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I am a lucky winner."

-Elissa Lyman: "I love them all! Where did you get the clock? I love it!!!"

-Lady Fair: "Wow! Love the details in your papers. Nutcracker is going to be a huge hit!"

Congratulations! Will our winners please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize. And now it's the moment you've all been waiting for. G45ers, we are so happy to introduce you to our beautiful new collection, Bird Song!

Step into a harmonious land of lavish costumes and rich traditions with Bird Song, a new Asian-inspired paper collection by Graphic 45! The tranquility of nature springs to life on every elaborate page. Cherry blossoms flourish with dreamy jasmine and a myriad of delicate spring blossoms. Exquisitely dressed ladies exude strength and wisdom against a serene garden landscape. Bird Song is a celebration of joy and femininity, mixed with that unmistakable Graphic 45 vintage charm.  The richly saturated color pallet radiates with petal pinks, bamboo greens, sunrise blues, China reds, and charcoal blacks. This incredible new collection includes 12 beautiful double-sided papers, 12x12 and 8x8 paper pads, coordinating chipboard die-cuts, stickers and stamp sets. Let your creativity soar on the wings of Bird Song by Graphic 45!

"Bird Song"



"Joy Luck"



"Good Fortune"



"Pearls of Wisdom"






"Endless Spring"



What do you think, G45ers? Are you excited for this beautiful new collection? Next we have some stunning inspiration from Alberto Juarez! He has created a quick and easy tutorial for adding color to your ribbons! This is a great way to customize your ribbons to add beautiful color to your projects! Check out Alberto's wonderful photo tutorial!

"First put the ribbon in a plastic bag, with glimmer mist color you want, lots of it. Close the bag and shake vigorously. Let dry and you have your fully customized ribbon. Then you can make your mini albums with different ribbon!!!" -Alberto Juarez

Alberto Juárez Graphic45 tutorial 1

Alberto Juárez Graphic45 tutorial 3

Alberto Juárez Graphic45 tutorial 4

Alberto Juárez Graphic45 tutorial 5

Final product! Beautiful custom color ribbons that look magnificent! Easy peasy!

Alberto Juárez Graphic45 tutorial 6

Alberto Juárez Graphic45 tutorial 7

Next we have this gorgeous altered birdhouse by Nicole Eccles. Since we're introducing Bird Song today we thought it would be fitting to have a fun bird-themed craft on today's blog! This is the perfect project for summer! Nicole blended a few different Graphic 45 collections to give this birdhouse a totally unique look! Here is what she had to say about the inspiration behind this fabulous creation!

"This birdhouse was something I had decorated when I was much younger, using paints and foam stamps.  After years of wear and tear, it was in desperate need of a makeover!  I can now say I have decorated a birdhouse with papers, and it won’t be the last!!  Designed now for indoor use, the top comes off for storage of hidden treasures.  Covered with gorgeous G45 Little Darlings paper mixed with Olde Curiosity Shoppe, Curtain Call and even a touch of the new Ladies Diary chipboard.  At the entrance, a G45 Metal Tag makes a fun little door mat.  While a stamped metal brad added the perfect finishing touch to the glass knob.  Embellishing the peak is a handmade finial cut from Little Darlings paper, then backed with chipboard for strength.  Designing this piece was a grand adventure and reminded me of being young making  gingerbread houses!  I highly suggest it to anyone!" -Nicole Eccles

1 Nicole Eccles G45 Little Darlings Birdhouse

2  Nicole Eccles G45 Little Darlings Birdhouse

3  Nicole Eccles G45 Little Darlings Birdhouse

4  Nicole Eccles G45 Little Darlings Birdhouse

6  Nicole Eccles G45 Little Darlings Birdhouse

7  Nicole Eccles G45 Little Darlings Birdhouse

8  Nicole Eccles G45 Little Darlings Birdhouse

9  Nicole Eccles G45 Little Darlings Birdhouse


Graphic 45 Papers
Graphic 45 Staples: Metal Tags, Stamped Metal Brads
May Arts: Bakers Twine
Fiskars: Postage Stamp Border Punch
Ranger: Glossy Accents, Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
Tim Holtz: Curio Knobs
Other: Black paint, E6000, Mod Podge, Stamped Metal, Wooden Birdhouse

That's all for today, G45ers. Thank you all so much for joining us! We hope you all had fun getting to see today's Bird Song sneak peeks. We have more wonderful sneak peeks in store for you tomorrow so we hope you'll come back and see us. Don't forget to leave us a blog comment today for your chance to win today's Bird Song prize packs. Today's winners will be announced on tomorrow's blog. Big thanks to Alberto Juarez and Nicole Eccles for their stunning work today. We wish you all a very happy Monday,

With Love and Pretty Paper,

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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oh dear, crazy of another collection is out from Graphic 45! I am really loving it! wanna have more and more and more......

Joy Luck? Those flowers are simply gorgeous! And Tranquility? I can't stop looking at the top right picture, imaging it as a huge painting on the wall! Ah, I need to get these!

Birdsong when are you flying into my local scrapbook store? I've got to have you and the cling stamps. Gorgeous!

wow beautiful

there are no words for this paper

The Birdsong line is absolutely gorgeous. Can't wait for them to be available or to win. :-)

Beautiful Bird Song paper and accessories.

Such a joy to visit this site! You never know what wonderful surprise is waiting!

Where did you find the Shanghai ladies, they are just beautiful. Reminds me of the old Chinese movies I use to watch with my mom...great job G 45!

I have always loved Asian themes, and always loved Graphics 45, so to have two of my favourite things together is fabulous! Love the new papers and am very excited by the prospect of using them for many projects in future.

WWOOOOOOOOOWW, what is this a beautiful paper, realy gorgeous, that asian them is wonderfull vor our neigbours, they have an Asian girls adopted. Thank You that we have the change to win it !!!!

great love Ria Schel

Song Bird is just stunning. My nephew -in-law is oriental and I can already see the great photo album I can do for both of them.

Thanks G45

The ideas that come from the G45 team are amazing! Just when you think you've seen the best, another shows up! Keep them coming!

Sight unseen, I would buy ANY G45 paper!!

Your projects really rock. I love this line. I have some pics that are crying for this line.


Bird Song is even more exciting than Tropical Traveloge. An me saying that is really something! I can hardly wait until it is in stores! I want it and I want it bad!!!!

Just so can't wait for Birdsong to arrive in Australia!

Cette collection bird song est fabuleuse et magnifique. elle me rapelle le conte Du roi et du rossignol, j'aime beaucoup.

So romantically beautiful! Gorgeous colors!

My oh my I love the Japanese umbrella paper sooooo much 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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