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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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I love the new easel albums. So many great possibilities! The projects featured today are so pretty and cute. Thank you for providing so much great inspiration every day!

Love the thought of these albums! I can see using these for rotating displays of Halloween and Christmas pages, for a wedding shower (pics of the couple when they were little to the engagement), for kids to use for projects--oh the possibilities!

I love the cards! They are fabulous.

Love the easel albums! They will make such great calendars and gifts. Want all the new stuff with new paper too!
Gimmie, Gimmie, Gimmie....please!

What beautiful cards. The Easels are fantastic. TFS

Love the new easel albums. VERY COOL!

Love the new albums!

love the easels and the projects are gorgeous. Loving these sneak peaks, can't wait to see what tomorrow brings!

I am totally in love with the new easels! I'll really need a lot of them.

The albums are great! And I will definitely participate in the contest!

Nothing has changed from yesterday, Craft is still my color. Love the albums.

Lovely!!! Love the concept of an easel album!

What a great idea! I want to make my mother-in-law a calendar with the easel album and pack it in the new box. Love it!

What great cards and what an awesome challenge!!I may just have to find the time to join in!

Yeah I love the easel, I am going to make you a card. Love card challenges. Thanks and posting soon. -Amy

I just love these new easel albums! Perfect way of displaying your creativity. Also, the cards are GORGEOUS!!!

LOVE the easel !!!
Oh those cards are GORGEOUS !!!
I'm OVERWHELMED...gone to take a break and maybe play with some G45 !!

The easel albums are wonderful...

I love the designers' cards. Please tell me they were not done in 10 minutes. Sometimes, it takes me 10 minutes just to pick out my ribbon! LOL

I think I need those easel albums - in fact I need everything G45! *Ü* So many beautiful creations and so much inspiration. Thank you all for sharing your talents.

These are great! Keep 'em coming, G45!!

Oh my goodness....loving the easel albums also. They are great for so many projects.
I am in creative heaven in my mind.
Thanks for the beautiful new items.
Oh my...what to buy first?!

I just love the new easel albums, they are great and I would love to have a go at working with one of them. I'm going to try and get my 10 minute card done tomorrow, such fun...
Thank you so much for the inspiration I always get from my visits here.
Love ~ Lady Anne xx

Love the Easel Albums & the 10 min. card challenge samples are wonderful!

loving the easel albums, they are great

Fabulous cards and new albums!

I must have them all!!! I am loving this new line.

Wonderful new additions to the staples line!

I had to stop my "happy dance" to type my comment. Just can't believe I got picked for one of the prize packs!!! Thanks Graphic 45. It will really help because I see I'm going to need all of my budget for the new paper releases and definitely the new staples--the album easels are going to the medium-top of my list. AND they have a box. Yeah! Life is good.

I love the easel's. Great choice for a mini album that you can use to create a wonderful display of family pictures for your desk at home or work.

These easel albums are awesome! Can't wait to alter a few of these for myself with the grandkids and G45 papers hand in hand.

Great sneak! Love the new easel albums!

Would you like some help to unpack all those boxes?! What fun!
The easel albums look ideal for making calendars and what a great idea that they fit inside the matchboxes too.

Easel albums to bring out the artist in all of us.

Awesome new Easel Albums. And beautiful 10 minute cards. I wish we could link our cards up to a post on your blog. I'm not on Facebook. I would have loved to play along.

I really love the idea of an easel album. I am loving all of your new releases!

love these easel albums!!!

Those albums look like useful items! I can see them embellished as a gift in one of the match boxes--also embellished, of course!

Nice albums. The cards are lovely too.
Like the addition of the sketch guide for them.

Such creative cards and a new product with so many uses. Can it get any better? I wonder what tomorrow will bring.

LOVE the Easel Albums.

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