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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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Once I receive this collection, I'll turn it into a "Blessings Throughout the Year" mini-album showcasing the best of each month. The paper is so inspiring, the possibilities are endless.

I especially love how this collection features so many of previously published collections. This provides an excellent opportunity to use left over Graphic 45 scraps already on hand from previous projects. Kudos to Graphic 45 for this line of thinking throughout the design.

A devoted fan

How many times can I say love.

I thought the papers in this new collection were beautiful. Wow but the tags are spectacular & very versatile. As for the samples from the designers durng this sneak peek, absolutely fabulous!

I can see some fabulous cards being made with those tags. These are so gorgeous. The whole line is gorgeous.

This line is beautiful and so versitile. Can't wait to get it and start playing.

Beautiful projects! I love the Holiday themes in the Place in Time tags!

What a fab new collection! Can't wait to get my hands on some of it!

I simply love this collection, I can't wait for it to come to Australia, so that I can make my own calender it will look so fantastic, and so easy to create with these papers.

These projects just keep getting better and better!

The images on this line are fabulous! I can't wait to work with it. Just love what you do at Graphic 45.

These stickers are so sexy and will look great! I must say that the crow box project takes my breath away. If I could only craft like that, great job Nicole!!

Those chipboards are stunning. This is defenitible a new favorite.

Great projects, love the Bird Song Album; rich with inspiration; as usual. And the Altered art box simply "Boo-tiful" !
Okay, the Place In Time. WOW, love both die cut sets and the stickers, aah so amazingly beautiful, love the variety of tags, cheeries, sunflowers, butterflies, birds, and the details are soooooooooo pretty. Love the stamps in the sticker set too! And the colors so "inviting"!!

Your products are by far the best and the Place in Time is the best of the best! I sure would like to be a winner in for this one. I can't think of one of your designs that I wasn't thrilled about!

You guys are sooo creative! I've never seen those little boxes before. Very cute!

I cannot wait to get my hands on A Place in Time Collection but know that I will have to wait much longer for our Australian Stockists to get it in :(

This collection is truly amazing, such beautiful artwork.

Very beautiful collection !

great collection to add to my wife's collection of Graphic 45. In what used to be my computer room

It just keeps getting better and better! Love it.

I can't wait for this collection to be available! So incredibly beautiful! Love all the stickers and ephemera.

Love A Place In Time. Thanks for the chance to win it!

As I have said I love, love this new collection. That crow is scary on that altered box.

Nicole Eccles is a star among stars-her creation is Halloween perfection.

The entire collection is fantastic. I am really looking forward to creating a special calendar project.

A very handsome collection that will be wonderful for documenting monthly activities, rituals, and traditions.

Bootiful projects today and the new papers are gorgeous year-round!

your lines are so unique, it's impossible to pass by the chance to win it . Wanderfull collection! Congratulations to all crafters of the world!

My goodness! This collection is beautiful....I find myself saying the same thing with each new collection. My only problem is that once I purchase the paper, I have a difficult time cutting it up. Well done again G45!

Holy Smokes! These sneak peaks just keep getting better and better. Now, I MUST have every part of this collection. A bit of beautiful heaven on earth! Thank you for sharing!

Wow, I'm speechless! The perfect wrap-up to a fantastic paper line. . .The tags, alone, are priceless! Love them. Did I just say I was speechless? Oh well. . .

I didn't know it was possible to make a line as gorgeous as Ladies Diary and here you have it!!!!!!!!! Simply stunning, and a must have for my project life albums!!!!! Thanks G45 for yet another amazing release!!!!!!!

I am all over this line like duck on a June bug!

I can't wait for this entire collection to be available--LOVE it!

"Place is Time" is one of the most beautiful collections - love the new added colors and the options that we can do with this line. WOW - I can't imagine how you will top this one. I have used Graphic 45 everything and would crazy wild if I won this. Awesome
you are the best. Judy

Love it, beautiful.

Great projects - as always!!!
Love you new line too - beautiful graphics!!

A Place in Time would be lovely to work with! Would love to share it with my artistic sister. She would do your designs justice!

Yeay! I LOVE the chipboards for this collection!

Beautiful Papers...can't wait to get my hands on them! What a fantastic idea!!!

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