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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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I can not wait to get my hands on your new papers and embellishments. I have already talked to my local scrapbook store to have her order it for me. And Clare's project is fabulous!!! She is so amazing.

I just am in love with the new collection. All the papers are just gorgeous! Now the stickers and chipboard are great!

Just love this new line. Truly awe-inspring projects!

fab chipboards and stickers and what great projects!

wow!!! the more a look at it the more I love it, my brain is already working on the "would do this or that" I am absolutely impressed. Simply STUNNING!!!

A place in time is the name of a poem I wrote when I was a teen... this line is so much more beautiful than the poem, LOL! I adore this line and I am excited to get my hands on it! The Birdsong album and the Halloween vignette are fabulous! Thank you for all the inspiration!

Another perfect collection!

Great projects. I really, really love the idea behind this new line of papers. Each day just add to the gorgeousness!

Congrats to the winners!!! I absolutely loveeeeeee today's projects!!! AMAZING!!!

So beautiful! One of the women on the stickers has such a haunting look about her...not your normal paper crafting paper. AMAZING! I love the crows too...it's like a weird take on people who dress their pets funny for Halloween! Like my sister and her pug, you know they are embarrassed!

Call 911, my heart almost stopped when I saw your tags. They are something to look at!

ALL I can say is Wow! Wow! Wow!

I just love this calander collection... it is so beautiful. I can't wait till it is in stores. Todays project by Clare was stunning. She is such a talanted artist.

This collection is so beautiful! I simply LOVE it!!


WOW! Wonderful wonderful wonderful!

*swoon* There are not enough superlatives to describe this gorgeous collection! Oh, how I need those papers!

What a gorgeous collection! The images are stunning. I love it!

This is a wonderful collection. I can't wait to start using it. Thanks for all the wonderful designs!

I really love and want this Place In Time collection! The chipboard tags will be great accents for projects!

Clare I love your mini, what a great idead and Nicole your book idea is brilliant!

I am so excited about this collection. It has so many possibilities.

Wow, another beautiful paper line. A place in time is so beautiful, I can't wait to get my hands on it. You never fail to amaze me with your paper.


Really liking this new collection! Love today's projects, especially the mini mini album!

Love the chipboard diecut elements! The place in time collection is so versitile, cant wait to get some.

Stunning - I am a calendarholic...wonderful idea, I await the chance to buy !

Absolutely Love this collection!!! The chipboard and stickers are so amazing. This collection is outstanding!!! Works of art!! The projects today are so so inspiring!!

Love this collection!! The Place In Time chipboard die-cuts are wonderful, can't wait to work with them. Beautiful images & nice colors. Thanks Graphic 45.

I love the Place in Time stickers, but the chipboard in this line takes the cake!! And I love cake :0)

I love the spring chipboard pieces with the purple butterflies and the light blue flowers. So pretty.

OMG!! This paper is fantastic! The little mini is so gorgeous! I am loving all of the new collections! Just can't get enough Graphic 45!!

Love the collection! All of the stickers and diecuts are extremely well done and LOVE LOVE LOVE the alphabet stickers!

I wish I was independently wealthy so I could just order everything all at once!! I could spend hours and hours just looking at it all while planning out what pretty things I could make :-)

Love this collection! I will be counting the days until it is available. Thanks for the sneak peek.

I love this so much and want it so badly hope I win

I'm really loving those chipboard pieces. So super cute! That halloween project was awesome...i like the little crow!TFS.

I have already reserved two sets of this line at my LSS! I am so excited about making something wonderful with it....so many ideas swirling around in my head!

I feel like a kid in a candy store with all the previews of these goodies.

Clare's mega/micro project is a mini work of art! Such detail! and such beauty!

Nicole's Halloween delight really delighted me! How adorable...

And what can I say about the new collection that I haven't already said. It's beautiful, practical and I have to have it all!

Happy Hump Day

This is such a great collection. I LOVE the stickers!

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