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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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The easel album is a wonderful concept. Can't wait to see the projects for CHA!

LOVE the easel albums! Can't wait to get to play with them : )

I LOVE the easel books. I will be buying them. The 10 minutes cards are beautiful.

These easel books are awesome. This would be so cool for my mother who lives in a 2 room apartment and loves displaying all the grands and great-grands photos.

10min. It would take me an hour to do those. They are so cute.

Oh My Goodness! What beautiful projects!

I'll definitely be making a 10 minute card, but in the meantime, we would LOVE it if you would add this challenge to our listings at scrapchallenge.com!!! Thanks, Becky

Fabulous new albums, going to get me some. TFS

Luv, luv, luv the new easel albums. You guys have just thought of everything!!!!! Can not wait to see the CHA show pics, I know your booth is going to be fabulous.

Beautiful cards with beautiful products! How do I love G45? I can only begin to count thy ways...

Aw I am going to cry!! I have never been good at waiting :-) Your new albums are the best, can't wait to see what comes out of my head onto your albums.

So many amazing goodies!!! Cant wait to get my hands on them too..

Love those easel albums! Excited about all the new releases and even more excited to see all the creations from your designers, because you have some of the most amazing talent in the paper crafting world right now!!!!

Those easel albums are awesome! What lovely cards today too :)

Beautiful cards from everyone and a great challenge!

Loving the creations and the new easel albums!

Beautiful cards and I LOVE the easel albums. COOL!

Love it! Beautiful projects

Loving the new easel albums - can't wait to get one! (or more????)

Everyday the sneak peaks get better. I love these new albums. I love making mini's and these do not have to be for just mini's. They can be calenders or a recipe book. The possibilities are only limited by the imagination. Thanks g45 for all the wonderful goodies

Congrats to all the winners...:( sorry it is not me, but we still have chances! Exciting to see all the new stuff!

Love the easel albums - great idea!

This looks like it could be a fun challenge. I will do my best!

Love those albums! So much fun stuff to play with!

Boy---I must say I had no idea how over the top your line was until I started following you (after seeing your spotlight on Paper Crafters Library) Your papers really do do the talking---your embellishments do the walking and the staples (matchbox, easel card, metal) do the hop---skip and jumping:) Thank you for all of your hard work:) You really are an awesome line and I hope to own alot of your line soon:) be blessed
~Beyond Measure

oopsie---the correct title is not as I had said---they are not Easel Cards---they are Uber easel albums:) be blessed
~Beyond Measure

The easle products look like so much fun! Can't wait to get started on my 10 minute challenge!

Fun easel albums - so many possibilities! And such beautiful cards - wonder if I could ever make one in ten minutes??!! Judy D.

Love the cards on todays post and I can't wait to get this Album.. Want to make 2013 Calendar out of it.. Love it.. Waiting to get my hands on it..

those new albums look amazing! lovely work today too!!

Such a fun week this has been, and such amazing projects!

Like this book very much! Great cards!

I have often thought about making a calendar--with these new easel albums it seems a sure thing!! And that they fit inside the boxes--what a wonderful gift they will make!! Love the cards!! Thank You again Graphic 45!!

Love love the easels, they would make great albums for a work desk or a shelf.

Love the easel albums and match boxes ready to alter, too! The cards are so sweet and loved the layering! Enjoy CHA and wishing I was there to see all your gorgeousness up close and personal!

I have to confess...I go directly to the pictures of each sneak peek before I read the description. As soon as I saw the easel albums I thought...desktop calendars. Then reading the description you said they'd make great calendars...great minds and all that...LOL!!

The 10 minute cards are GREAT!

Wonderful staples ! I hope I can find 10 min to make a card!!

Beautiful cards, can't believe they only take 10 minutes to make!

LOVE the easel albums! They look so sturdy....ready to be decorated!

Wow! You have done it again! The easel albums are perfect!! I need to start saving my money now because when all your new products are available I want them all!!!!!!!!

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