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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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These papers make me feel comfortable to leave my most precious memories in them. They are cozy. Very nice!

Wow!! I am blown away by this line! I've been looking for some calendar papers to make perpetual calendars for Christmas presents but hadn't found anything I really liked. Now I know why; I was waiting for G45 to release this!

I can't wait for A Place In Time. That is going to be so much fun.

I seeing a "Place In Time" for me as soon as possible! Every reveal is better than the one before. The projects are fab, as always.

I can't wait to get my hands on this collection. There is so much potential for the obvious calendar but for a monthly scrapbook and gifts. Beautiful as always!

The stickers and die cuts are just as beautiful as the paper. Just stunning.

Never cease to amaze me! Awesome.

I LOVE your paper lines and this one is no exception! Beautiful.

The stickers and chipboard additions to A Place in Time are the perfect companions to the already fabulous new papers. Also, love the new font in the alphabet stickers! Clare's matchbook example with the Birdsong paper is awesome--I now see that I'm going to need many more of these! I loved what Nicole did with the altered art box for Halloween. She is very, very creative. Thanks to both of the artists today for a whole lot of inspiration. And thanks for another fantastic release of beautiful paper without which I'm sure I cannot live!

A Place in Time csn have a place any time in my crafty stash. It's the best collection ever! Love every colourful inch.


It just keeps getting better and better! Love this collection and can hardly wait for it to arrive at my LSS. The projects were both wonderful! What talented artists!

You've done it again. I can't wait to work with these wonderful papers and the chipboard pieces. My daughter and I are talking about a beautiful calendar for her father for Christmas and this is the collection!! Thank you for the inspiration and the sneak peaks.

So much awesome scrappy goodness that delights the eye!

Mesdames BRAVO !! Vos créations sont tout simplement SUBLIMES , J'aimerai arriver à votre niveau j'en suis très loin encore .
Il est vrai qu'avec ces papiers vous ne pouvez que être très inspirées!
Alors qui sait je tente ma chance ...

Graphic 45 has done it again! Lovely papers. So many ideas and so little time.

Well, I just realized I have been getting these emails a day late, when I read the very last line and it said, I hope you all have a pleasant Wednesday and its Thursday....but anyhow, day late or not...I LOVE this new collection!!

Very pretty. Maddy x

C'est superbe!Bravo!


Wow even more scrumminess, love the stickers and chipbord die cuts.

Hugs Ali x

The Place in Time papers have such a beautiful collection of images. Can't wait to get my hands on it!

OK -- fingers, toes, eyes, ears... it is all crossed and third time is the charm, right? NOW, I Just need supplies for a wonderful, calendar layout where I could mark today as my lucky day...

oh me! oh my! Can't believe how gorgeous this collection is! My mind is ticking over the many possibilities already!....

Sneak peaks are my favorite part of the week.
Have a great day all G45 lovers.

A Place in Time is beautiful!

What a beautiful and elegant collection! Love it and want it!!
Svetlana xx

Beautiful papers! The skelton head project is great! Well, executed.

Outstanding! Another super collection. Can't wait to find it locally.

Just when I think you can't top your last collection, you do! Can you hear me squealing from here? Please pick me, I am in LOVE with this paper!

I don't see how your paper designs can get better & better every time! Each time I think "this is the best" and then you show another one!
I simply love your paper & how you incorporate tags and cut outs with them. LOVE THEM!!

OMG, the possibilities are endless!!!

Love this new collection and can't wait to try it out.

It is endless what you can create with these lovely papers, thank you designers for this mornings inspiration. The new dp place in time is just fantastic, I would love to win and thank you graphic45 for the opportunity to win these great prizes.

Each day the collection gets better and better. Love the new line

As always, BEE-AUTIFUL! The vibrancy in the colors on the chipboard tags are stunning :)

Loving the stickers and chipboard elements. Lovely.
God bless,

So need to retire just so I have time to create with your papers...love, love the new collection!

Oh my goodness...such amazing projects! Love this new line!

Wow! You never disappoint! Love this collection! Can't wait to get my hands on it!!!

I love, love ,love, this collection, and can't wait till it's available! Thank you Clare Charvill and Nicole Eccles for your great inspiring projects!

okay, if I don't win it when can I buy it? I am hooked.

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