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July 12, 2012

Graphic 45 Sneak Peeks: Graphic 45 Staples!


Hello G45ers,

Welcome to another splendid day of inspiration here at Graphic 45! We are thrilled that you are joining us as we unveil even more sneak peeks from our Staples collection! Today you'll see our gorgeous new Easel Albums, plus we have a fun new craft challenge to announce as well as some fabulous craft inspiration from our design team. We also have some more contest winners from yesterday's blog! Could this day get any better?! Sneak peeks are always so much fun! As we get ready for CHA we're receiving the most incredible projects from our design team! Here is a photo of the boxes that are piling up here in the Graphic 45 office. Each of these boxes contains the most incredible crafts that will be in our booth at CHA. Pretty tantalizing isn't it?! Don't worry, G45ers, you'll get to see the craft treasures in these boxes soon enough! 

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This was stampped on the box from Denise Hahn. We thought it was pretty adorable!


And now it's time to announce our winners from yesterday's blog contest! There is still time to leave us a blog comment for your chance to win a $25 Staples prize pack. We're giving away 4 prize packs every day between now and Monday, July 16th! Be sure to leave a blog comment today for your chance to win! Our randomly chosen winners are...

-Alice Hancock: "I can't wait to get my hands on these keys and locks! And the Nutcracker Sweet paper! And the stamps! And the chipboard embellishments! The list keeps growing every day! Thanks for the chance to win."

-Yvonne Norman: "I just love matchboxes!!! Never seen them in a 12 x 12. Can't wait to play!!"

-Wendy Crowe: "Oh I LOVE the matchbook boxes!! I would love to alter one of those!! Can't wait to play!!"

-Connie L. Riley: "Great matchbook boxes. I'm going to love altering these. I loved Gloria's and Tara's LOs. I aspire to their heights of creativity! Kelly's card was very inspiring as well. Thanks for a great idea day!"

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

It's sneak peek time, G45ers! Introducing the gorgeous new Easel Albums from Graphic 45! These lovely and versatile albums are made from high-quality Kraftboard and come in 8x8 and 12x12 sizes. Each wonderful album contains 6 Kraftboard pages, perfect for calendars, mini albums and gifts! Expertly constructed to stand upright, these stunning Easel Albums work perfectly with any Graphic 45 paper collection or Staples! These new Easel Albums are also specially designed to fit inside the new Graphic 45 12x12 and 8x8 Matchbook Boxes! Turn the page to a whole new world of creativity with the new Easel Album Staples by Graphic 45!


Are you ready for even more inspiration, G45ers?! We've got a fun new craft challenge to announce! This month's challenge is all about fast and beautiful cards! It's the Graphic 45 10-minute Card Challenge! Read the details about this fun and inspirational challenge below. This is a great way to get your creative gears turning! We've also got some wonderful 10-minute cards and sketches from Kristin Wilson, Tara Orr and Gloria Stengel! There's loads of incredible ideas to get you started! Read all about it!


You can upload your 10-Minute Cards to the Graphic 45 Facebook page here:


To get you inspired for this wonderful craft challenge, our design team has created some beautiful and easy cards and sketches! This first one is by Kristin Wilson and features our collection A Ladies' Diary! Can you spot the new Graphic 45 Metal Key Staples on this card? What a great way to use this beautiful new product! It's so pretty and so fun!




Graphic 45: A Ladies Diary Collection, Metal Key, Metal Brad
Stampin Up!: Cardstock, Stamp, Ink
Papertrey Ink: Twine
Craft Store: Ribbon

Next we have another elegant and easy card and sketch by Tara Orr. This wonderful creation also features A Ladies' Diary along with some pretty embellishments. The key to this card is beautiful paper layering and paper distressing! Easy peasy!




Graphic 45 A Ladies' Diary Patterned Paper: Picture Perfect, Garden Stroll, Fashion Plates, Lasting Impression, Ageless Beauty
Graphic 45 A Ladies' Diary Stickers
Graphic 45 A Ladies' Diary Tags 1
Graphic 45 A Ladies' Diary Tags 2
Graphic 45 Metal Brads
Imaginarium Designs Chipboard
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares

And last but certainly not least is this adorable Little Darlings congratulations card by Gloria Stengel. This is a perfect card for celebrating a new baby! Here Gloria gives some great tips on creating this wonderful card!

1. Cut white cardstock to 4 1/4 x 11 inches. Score at 5 1/2 inches and fold for a top-fold card.

2. Trim dotted paper (Baby Borders) to 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inches. Wrap blue ribbon around the bottom of the panel, approximately 1 inch from the bottom. Attach panel to card front.

Little Darlings Card

Little Darlings Card


Graphic 45 paper: Little Darlings: Little Darlings, Baby Borders, Bundle of Joy
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Stamp: Hampton Art Stamps: Doodlebug Designs: You Said It
Ink: Clearsnap Colorbox Archival Dye Ink: Mudslide
Die Cut: Spellbinders Labels Four
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Other: Button, floss
Adhesive: tape runner, foam tape, adhesive dot

That's all for today, G45ers. Thank you all so much for stopping by our blog today. We have even more sneak peeks, prizes and inspiration in store for you tomorrow! We can't wait to see the cards you'll be creating for this month's fun craft challenge! We hope to see you all again tomorrow for another happy day here at Graphic 45! Have a lovely Thursday!

Your Pals in Paper,

Team Graphic 45



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Oh my ... so beautiful ... if only I could get my brain to think like this?!! LOVE the new shadow boxes.

Wow those boxes it must be so much fun to open them~!!!! Love the cards ladies gonna give it a go......hugs Amy :)

Think I'll need to buy the new Easel Albums by the Bulk!

Beautiful inspiration today. I love the idea of the new easel albums. They will make for great decoration.

these easel albums are fantastic. and that they fit the matchboxes makes them even more fantastic.

I love new albums!!!. The projects are wonderfuls!


just lovely! like every time :)

I love the new releases! These easels are wonderful. I can think of so many things to do with them. Thanks g45 for the fun stuff!

Oh My Goodness! I can't wait to get altering on those easel albums. G45 is the BESTEST!

Love the albums! The sneak peeks keep getting better and better!

Love the easel albums-what a great idea for gift giving. The card challenge sounds like fun. Thank You for all the peeks and congrats to all the winners.

Yay!!! That was a fun post!

the easel albums look like they should be a staple in my craft corner

Sooooo many possibilities for these easel albums! Can hardly wait to play with those.

OOOOo I love love these

What an AWESOME challenge!! Can't wait to play along!!!! I love love love everyone's cards!!! GORGEOUS!! And LOL to what Denise stamped on the box!! Toooo funny!!!

Love the easelalbums! and thanks for the fun challenge. hugs Marley

These look like fun!

LOVE these!!!

The Easel Albums are terrific - ideas springing into my mind the minute I saw them! Staples forever!! Card challenge sounds fantastic. Any minute now I'm going to give in and join Facebook...

wonderful easel albums....and great inspiration today...and everyday! Thanks

ohhh, can't wait to create something with the easel albums, I love how they look! Ohh, 10 minute card, can't wait to join that contest!

I love that the new easels fit inside the matchbook boxes -- new ideas are floating around in my brain! And the cards are beautiful. I'm not a card maker, but I still appreciate their beauty.

Ohmy!!!! Lovely Lovely!!! First, love the easel albums!!! Love them!! Next, those cards [as I am a card maker] were outstanding!!! Guess I can give this a go!! 10 minutes eh?! OK!!!

Love today's sneak peeks, I already have multiple ideas for the the Easel albums!

Oh, I love these!! I need those easel albums!! So awesome (and gorgeous cards, today, too!

The Easel Album is such a great idea, there will be room for oodles of embellishments.

Love the easel albumns. What a great way to display our work.

oh goodness! If you combined the Easel pads with the box what an awesome Christmas present this would be! I plan to decorate 3 of each for my girls for Christmas! I know they are going to squeal! I need to get started now so hurry and ship them to the stores!!!!

I love these new albums, as well as the match boxes. Keep up the great great work.

beautiful work again. ANd cards in 10 minutes are awesome

The new easel albums are a lovely idea, and a nice way to display your crafting! As a card maker, I enjoyed seeing the pretty cards today - thanks for the added inspiration!

I love the mini idea! I can't wait to make one of these!

Just fabulous!!

Love the new easel albums! Now to go pull out some Graphic 45 to create a 10 minute card--I hope mulling over what paper and images to use doesn't count in the 10 minutes!!!

Super eager to get my hands on those album easels wow and will definately join in the 10 min challenge I just love the examples!!

So awesome!!

I love the concept of an easel album! The wheels are turning already! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win some wonderful products from your staple line!

I have to have these new Staples! Thanks Graphic 45.

Love the new easel albums! Perfect to tuck inside a box!!!

Beautiful projects today!!

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