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September 26, 2012

Sneak Peek Day 3: Place in Time—A Calendar Line!


Hello G45ers,

We want to welcome you all to another wonderful day of sneak peeks, prizes and crafts here at Graphic 45! We are so excited to bring you today's stunning sneak peek images from our new calendar collection Place in Time! We also have 4 new winners to announce for the Win It Before You Can Buy It contest! And as if that weren't enough, we've got 2 gorgeous craft creations from our design team that are sure to inspire you! Clare Charvill and Nicole Eccles have created some delightful altered boxes that are out of this world! There's even fun tips to help you create one of your very own! Today is all about fun and creativity so lets get the party started! Lets begin by announcing our 4 winners from yesterday's Win It Before You Can Buy It contest! All of this week's winners will receive a  Place in Time 12x12 paper pad, both sets of coordinating chipboard die-cuts and stickers!

And the winners are...

From the blog:

- OlesyaK: "Wow I love this collection! it's soo elegant!"

- MsScrapmess: "Wow, after yesterday's sneak peek I was afraid I might have to high expectations on today's - but no! And as my entire family is born from sept-dec, these month are especially close to my heart. You'll never be disappointed with G45:) Hats off to all you!"

From Facebook:

- Sarah Russell-Clark: "I can't wait to put a calendar together with these beautiful papers, so much inspiration! Thank you for creating these wonderful designs for us to use!"

- Chelsey Vorosmarty: "What an amazing idea! I love this collection, now to come up with some cool ways to use it for classes!"

Congratulations! Will our winners please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Prize packs will be sent out in early to mid October.

Remember G45ers, today is the last day to leave us a blog or Facebook comment for your chance to win Place in Time before it arrives in stores. We will be choosing 4 more winners from today's comments and announcing them on tomorrow's blog! Leave your comments today for your chance to win this fantastic new collection! And now it's time for more sneak peeks! Behold the gorgeous sticker sets and chipboard die-cuts for Place in Time. Just imagine the gorgeous treasures you'll create with this splendid new collection!

Place in Time Stickers:


Place in Time Alphabet Stickers


Place in Time Chipboard Die-Cuts 1


Place in Time Chipboard Die-Cuts 2


Wasn't that great, G45ers?! We are so excited to see the wonderful creations you'll make with Place in Time! Next up we've got two stunning craft creations that feature our Small Matchbook Box and 5x8 Altered Art Boxes. Clare Charvill and Nicole Eccles have created two very different but very beautiful works of art. First up is Clare's stunning Bird Song altered box and tiny mini album. This was created using our new Small Matchbook Box. It is such a sweet and inspiring project. Clare even provides some fabulous tips for creating one of your own! Take it away, Clare! 

It was a lot of fun to work with the new teeny weeny match box Graphic 45 introduced to their staples collection.  As I'm totally in love with the Bird Song paper collection I combined the two and came up with the project below. First I painted the box black and then used mega flakes and a blossom stamp to stamp the oriental looking pattern around the box.  I wanted to make a feature of the opening on the front of the matchbox which I did using a piece of chipboard  painted black and one of the stickers from the collection.  I edged both in dark red art glitter.  Then I lacquered both parts of the box and added an antique metal door pull to each end to open the box with. 

Bird Song Matchbook Box
Bird Song Matchbook Box

Then I made a teeny weeny album to fit inside the matchbox, and using the 8 x 8 paper pad, chipboard pieces and stickers and a few extras decorated the pages and added the tags. 
Bird Song Matchbook Box
Bird Song Matchbook Box
Bird Song Matchbook Box
Bird Song Matchbook Box
Bird Song Matchbook Box
Bird Song Matchbook Box
Bird Song Matchbook Box
Bird Song Matchbook Box
Bird Song Matchbook Box
Bird Song Matchbook Box
Pic 20 Match Box

The closure for the album  is a piece of staples ribbon that runs through two holes on the front cover and one on the back, and fastens with a magnet hidden behind the ribbon on the front cover and between the stickers on the ribbon from the back of the album. To finish I added an A from the alphabet sticker sheet, highlighted it with glossy accents, mounted it on black card and attached it to the cover of the album with foam tape.  I hope you have lots of fun making your own a matchbox mini.


Graphic 45 
Additional Supplies 
Black Acrylic Paint 
Royal Coat Decoupage Satin Finish
Uhu Glu, Tacky Glue, foam tape, glossy accents and double sided tape 
300gsm black card - for album 
Marianne Design Creatables tags die LR0154 
Sizzix file folder die - small  
embroidery thread - red 
May Arts ribbon 
Indigoblu flitter glu and Mega Flakes - Charriot of Fire 
Clarity Stamp - Cherry Blossom/Plum Branch

Next we have this spooktacular creation by Nicole Eccles that is absolutely perfect for Halloween! This is Halloween home decor at its finest! Using The Graphic 45 5x8 Altered Art Box, Happy Haunting paper and a few fun objects, Nicole created a truly delightful treasure! Here she gives some fun and easy tips on how she created this fabulous project! 

"This projects is very simple to make using Graphic 45’s 5x8 Altered art box and a few found objects!!  To get the box to look like a book, just remove the top flap with the windows. Cover the whole thing with G45/Core’dinations core paper and distress using sandpaper and inks.  Paint the sides cream, and use a ruler and fine tip sharpie to create the look of pages on the sides of the box. The whole thing was glued shut, and a drawer was placed in the back to hide your secret candy stash! All the objects used for decorating the top can be found at your local craft store.  The skull is chipboard and was covered with dictionary papers before using.  The crow is made of feathers and can be found in most flower arrangement sections of your craft store.  The frame was a little ornament, and the gem was found in the candle scaping department." -Nicole Eccles


Nicole Eccles- G45 Happy Haunting- Altered Art Box Assemblage 1
Nicole Eccles- G45 Happy Haunting- Altered Art Box Assemblage 2
Nicole Eccles- G45 Happy Haunting- Altered Art Box Assemblage 4
Nicole Eccles- G45 Happy Haunting- Altered Art Box Assemblage 6
Nicole Eccles- G45 Happy Haunting- Altered Art Box Assemblage 9
Nicole Eccles- G45 Happy Haunting- Altered Art Box Assemblage 11
Nicole Eccles- G45 Happy Haunting- Altered Art Box Assemblage 13
Graphic 45 Papers:
Happy Haunting: Midnight Magic, Happy Haunting
Olde Curiosity Shoppe: Apothecary, Olde Curiosity Shoppe
G45 Staples: 8x5 Altered Art Box, Ornate Metal Label holder, Ornate Metal Keys
Core’dinations/ G45: Signature Series Core Cardstock
Colorbox : Triumphant Red
Ranger: Platinum Stickles, Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
7 gypsies: Industrial Gears
Other: paint, dictionary paper, paper mache skull, doily, glass bottles, feathered crow, crepe paper, tinsel, sharpie marker, craft knife, jewelry chain
stamped metal cross, sand paper, mod podge, hot glue, E6000

We hope you all had a great time on today's blog! We sure enjoyed getting to share today's sneak peeks and design team projects with you! Big thanks to Clare Charvill and Nicole Eccles for their amazing work! We can't wait to read all of your blog and Facebook comments today, G45ers! Please join us tomorrow as we announce 4 more winners of the Place in Time Win It Before You Can Buy It contest! Plus we'll have more ultra gorgeous crafts to inspire your day! We hope you all have a beautiful Wednesday!

Your Pals in Paper,

Team Graphic 45


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Love, love, love "A Place In Time"! Gorgeous calendar!

You blow me away every time with your paper lines! Cant wait to get these tags & stickers :)

Loving all of the great embellishments that come with "A Place in Time" - looks like another great G45 product to work with. Thanks for the great inspiration from the design team members.

As I knew they would be - the chipboard tags are exquisite!

This new line just keeps getting better! Love the color and details. The designers projects are amazing, both pieces are Gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing.

When I look at the calendar I am reminded of the the cards which my mother & grandmother kept

Really loving all the new product. The Halloween art is scary cute!

I just can't wait to get my hands on it!! G45 rocks!!

Fantastic! I love the new collection! Absolutely gorgeous!

Wonderful new products and so much inspiration, thanks for sharing.

I simply cannot wait to get A Place in Time, such beautiful images in wonderful colours. So very usable xx

Luv the projects! Your new line is beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win!

I can't wait for this to come out. It looks like so much fun to play with.

SO looking forward to the Place in Time collection, and its many, many possibilities!

This new line makes me swoon with desire. Already planning projects.

YAY!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the stickers and the alphabet is GORGEOUS!!! I really can't wait to get my hands on this. I'm also looking forward to giving one of those matchbook boxes a try with Bird Song.... As always thanks SO much for the inspiration!!!!

wow i'd really love to get my hands on this new collection

Okay, Today has been my favorite all week. I just love the ladies in the chipboard and sticker sheets. The projects today are both different and wonderful all at the same time. Love the Bird Song mini and the Halloween book project. I'm so lifting those ideas.

What a beautiful collection!! I nedd it all very soon - a quick export to Australia please!!
Gorgeous Bird Song and Halloween projects too. Thank you!

SO thrilled you have done a collection with Lilacs!!!

G45....your sets are ALL stunning & every single sample is exquisite :) Particularly love this set though. So useable for the whole year. x

Can't wait to get my hands on the paper :)

Awesome projects & fabulous products. :)

This new line gives so much inspiration - I just can't wait to get these papers - thank you for chance to win!

OH MY! This collection is my all-time favorite! Absolutely love the chipboard embellies. Cannot wait to get my hands on this collection and start creating some awesome goodness. G45 ROCKS!

have no words for it. It's beautiful and those projects are fab

I Just Don't Know What More To Say About This Collection Other Then It's Amazing As All The Rest Of G45's Collections .. Going Get Bird Song Soon Loads Of Projects To Do With That Beings It Goes Perfectly With My Oriental Kitchen Theme.. You Rock G45 !!!!!!! Keep The Collections Coming .. Can't Get Enough ..

love the new sneaks!!! gorgeous!

I have never had a calendar line that I liked enough to want to see every day of the year. You have changed that. LOVE it!

The projects you shared today are STUNNING!!!

I love "A Place In Time" I am looking forward to creating with it!

The seasonal images in Place in Time are so gorgeous. Can't wait to get my hands on this collection.

Absolutely beautiful! Can't wait to purchase it.

Can't wait for this line!

A place in time chipboard and stickers are fantastic. Thanks to Clare and Nicole for the great projects and instructions.


I LOVE Graphic45!! the"Place in Time" collection is lovely!! <3

I just love this paper! The stickers and die cuts are beautiful! I am already planning things to create with this time. Thanks for such wondeful lines!

So many goodies to add to the beautiful paper!

Absolutely love this collection. Can't wait to start working with it.

Love this collection! I can't get enough of your products. Truly awesome!

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