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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 albums look awesome! I can't wait to get my hands on them. And what a fun card challenge! I love the projects your DT made. I hope to give it a go too:)

These new easel albums are awesome...great staple to add to our craft supplies.

Can't wait to see what's in the box...and the card challenge is great - I might just enter this one myself for the first time. Of course it won't compare to the artisans on the DT, but I do OK as long as I have G45 paper and accessories! Great sketches to work from. Happy Thursday!

OH lala......what can I say but loooove it!

Love, love, LOVE the new albums.. I can hardly wait! All of the new G45 releases are so inspiring. I don't know where to start!

Easel albums! How fantastic. I can't wait to see what's coming out next. I can see making an 8x8 easel album calendar or a chronicle of a child's monthly growth changes throughout a year's time.

OMGoodness...today's sneak peek is just PERFECT!!! Easel album=Calendars! This is so exciting and I can't wait to get my hands on them!!!

Can't wait to get my hands on those new easel albums! As always, the card samples are gorgeous!

Can't wait to see what the boxes contain and I love the easel albums. What a great idea. The cards today were darling. Thanks for sharing

The new easel album is fab!

Gorgeous inspiration and sketches from your dt!

The easel albums are amazing! I love the 10 min. card ideas!!

wow, soo many wonderful goodies, love the Easel albums...what fun to work with those!

Beautiful !!

Wow, I can't wait to get my hands on these and the match(ing) boxes too!!! Christmas gifts 2012 - done!

What an incredible new products have you guys shown us this week! I would love to enter in the challenge but I don't have a Facebook account. Congratz to all the winners!

Oh my goodness - I love these! I have so many ideas already!

I'm loving all the sneak peaks! The boxes, the keys, the drawer pulls, the easel albums.....My wish list is growing every day.

Just when you think they've done if all, G45 bowls us over with craftastic new products!

Great cards, anyone who would receive one would love it. Love the new easel album. What is in those boxes!!!!!!!!!!!! We can't wait to see what your wonderful design team has come up with now.

i just love the easels, what a great way to show off your work, loving the ten minute cards

I am in love with easel albums. Can't wait to the design team creations at CHA.

Love those new albums and the cards are so beautiful....all the Graphic 45 papers are beautiful!

All of the chipboard pieces are right on!

Love the easel album, great idea. A challenge, huh. Sounds like fun : )


finally, an album that stands upright. fabulous idea. and a box to fit them in. love it, love it, love it.

Love, love, love the card sitting on the teacup! Of course it is beautiful...it used G45!

I love the new Easel albums! What a great way to make Scrapbooking a bit easier and original at the same time! Great Job G45 !

love the new easel minis, great cards by a great people

Those look like such sturdy albums! Wish you could accept card entries on your blog rather than only FB.

Love the easel albums & I just might take you up on the card challenge. I've never made a card that quickly before but I'll give it a shot.

These easel albums scream Christmas gifts...especially with Nutcracker paper! Love them!

Wish I were going to CHA because I love all the new G45 goodies!


Once again the projects are gorgeous. I love the easel albums. Great for showcasing those 12x12 layouts.

I like the stand up ability of the Easel Albums - great idea!

I can see the Birdsong paper on the new easel albums! Can't wait to get one!

Love the new easels.........and the beautiful projects!!

Awe inspiring! Lisa S.

easel albums are awesome and thank you for the great card inspirations!!

The congrats card is so cute. I'd like to make one for my pregnant mgr.

The one with the old fashioned picture of a man is cool.

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