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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 easel albums! They would be so fun to embellish! TFS!

Awesome Albums, love the projects those cards are beautiful :)

...this is made for inspire and creation.. great easels...A perfect project to work on...

Love the easel album!!

Easel albums. What a great idea. Love the design teams cards also.

Love Love Love the new things at graphic45

Love the new easel albums. What a fun treat. I am already making my g45 to buy list. Thank you a million times. Lanna

Love those easel albums so amazing!!
What a fun challenge!!
Love the inspiration from the dt!!

Beautiful cards! Intriguing mystery boxes, too! As always, such fabulous goodies to get creative with.

Oh I am loving the idea of an easel album! So many great ideas of how I can use these. The fact that they fit inside the matchbooks is even more fantastic.

BTW, I got a kick out of the box you showed with CHA or bust stamp, very cute! I wish I were able to attend and see all your new goodies up close.

Thanks for the chance to win!

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!!!

I love the new Easel Albums, just thinking about all the things I could make with them and I adore your Little Darlings collection I have to get my hands on some of both

I'd love to join in the card challenge but I don't do facebook.

Oh I am lovine the Easel Albums!!! I can hardly wait to pick these up! Totally excited about all of your products!

There is not enough room in my head for all of the ideas that are continually inspired by Graphic 45. Love all the new staples and lines!

The new easel albums are just begging for an "alteration." Can't wait to get my hands on one!

Love your 10-minute cards; if I hadn't read the title of the challenge I would not have believed they were made so quickly. Awesome!

Fabulous cards! And the new albums are full of possibilities. TFS
Loly Borda

The new Easel Albums look great!
My 10 min. cards don't look like the Designers' 10 min. cards...just sayin"...
Thank you for yet another chance to win...maybe tomorrow will be MY day!

These albums are fantastic! A must have to go along with the matchbook boxes. What a great gift once done for someone special. Loving all the new staples!!

Love the matchboxes and the easel albums AND they fit together, what bliss. Now just to fast-track all this to Australia ....... I'll just drool and wait!

Easel Albums, Genius Idea and I will be entering the card challenge it's a good way of getting our creative juices flowing.

I can't wait to get my hands on these new projects, they are sooooo gorgeous, and started creating!

The easel albums make great gifts for the festive season. Hope to get hold of them soon.

Oh, I wish I was going to CHA...would just hang around your booth and drool.

Gonna work on a 10 minute card. Should be fun. Love the inspirations in the blog.

The new albums are awesome! All the cards are fabulous and can't wait to try making 10 min cards! Thanks for all of the wonderful inspiration!!!

Every time I look at the blog there is more to get excited about! Can't wait for all the new stuff to be available!

Luv the 10 min card challenge.. can't wait for G45 and CHA...going to be a rocking good time!!!

Loving the easel albums - they'll make fab desk calendars!

thanks G45 for challenging us to the 10 minute card. the sketch sure does help!!

There certainly is some inspirational creativity going on here, WOW!!!

Having recently just stumbled upon Graphic 45, all I can say is I want one of everything! It's not reality but I sure can dream about it. :-)

can't wait to get my hands on the easel albums. Want some to play with this weekend. Waiting can be so hard

Easel albums.... pure genius!

My next purchase will be the easel album! Love it :)

Simply adorable projects!

I really love those easel albums! And your DT creations are inspiring and creative. Have fun at CHA, you know your booth is going to be swamped!!

Awesome , 10 minute cards, wow!

Love them all. These great new projects are going to break the bank if I'm not more careful...

As always Dianne beautiful new designs love the new staples enjoy cha see you in anaheim 2013

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