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January 30, 2013

Spring Has Sprung With New Secret Garden Crafts From Graphic 45!


Hello G45ers,

Winter may still be in full swing but spring is blooming on today's Graphic 45 blog! Welcome to our wonderful blog where we're going to be sharing some dazzling crafts featuring our new collection Secret Garden! All the vibrant color and and enchanting images of spring come to life in each and every one of today's gorgeous crafts! You'll see a card by Alberto Juarez, a layout from Kristin Wilson and an altered art box with mini book by Nancy Wethington! There is such a delightful variety of crafts on today's blog for you to enjoy! Get ready to bring some brilliant sunshine to your day with today's Graphic 45 blog!

We are so excited about Secret Garden. One look at this collection and you're instantly filled with joy! First up we have this stunning card by Alberto Juarez. This card is a true celebration of the story of Secret Garden. You can see how amazing those fussy cut flowers and birds look on the card's cover. They add fabulous detail and beauty. We love the many layers that this card has, giving it such superb depth. And of course that Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Key in the middle looks absolutely perfect! This is a great card for any occasion! 


Alberto Juarez Graphic45 Secret Garden  1

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Secret garden paper:
Secret Garden
Leafy Treetops
Seed Fairy
Beautiful blooms
Posy patch
Ornate metal keys
May Art ribbon
Basic Kraft paper

Next we have another gorgeous Secret Garden craft to share with you. Here we have a wonderful layout by Kristin Wilson. She layered the exquisite Secret Garden papers, made a beautiful border and added enchanting embellishments to give this layout a sweet, romantic look. You can see how perfect flower embellishments look with Secret Garden! It's a match made in craft heaven! There are endless ways to have fun creating with Secret Garden!





Graphic 45: Secret Garden Collection Papers
Prima: Flowers, Bling
Melissa Frances: Heart, Flower Bundle, Pearls
Craft Store: Doily, Flowers, Metal Butterfly
Martha Stewart: Leaf Punch
Spellbinders: Floral Flourishes Die
Ranger: Liquid Pearls
Unity Stamps: Winged Heart Stamp

Here we have a stunning 12x12 Matchbook Box by Nancy Wethington. This craft is a true celebration of the joy and beauty of Secret Garden. Again you can see how perfectly the floral embellishments look, along with a fabulous array of Graphic 45 Metal Staples. Nancy also created two altered mini books that she attached using Basic Gray magnets! Each book can be removed and put back thanks to the magnet! How clever is that?! Just look at this enchanting work of art and imagine what you'll be creating with Secret Garden! It's like a breath of sweet Spring air!

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G45 Secret Garden 4

G45 Secret Garden 3

G45 Secret Garden 2


                                                                                 Secret Garden
                                                                                Beautiful Blooms
                                            Sun Kissed (used on inside of box when drawer is removed)
                                                                                    Posy Patch
                                                                                  May Flowers
                                            Graphic 45 Staples: Butterflies; keys; door plate; drawer pull 
                                            Spellbinders Shapeabilities Die D-Lites Wrought Iron S2-011
                                                                Imaginarium Designs chipboard fence
                                                                       Kaiser Craft chipboard bird cage
                                                                           Hug Snug seam binding
                                                                     Ranger Inks: Broken China Distress Ink
                            Ranger Stickles: Yellow; Star Dust; Starry Night; Tropical Tangerine; Baby Blue
Miscellaneous: flowers from Michael's; Rustoleum Magnetic Primer; off white acrylic paint; Basic Gray                                                                                   large magnets

Thank you all so much for joining us today! We also want to thank Alberto Juarez, Kristin Wilson and Nancy Wethington for their incredible work today. Don't forget that there's still time to leave us a blog or Facebook comment today for your chance to win this week's blog prize! We will be announcing our randomly chosen winner on Friday! Please come back and see us tomorrow for more marvelous crafts and fun! We wish you a delightful day!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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beautiful creations, love this collection. the card is gorgeous, love the ribbon tied key inside the card with the cutout. the layout is beautifully layered and love the bling details. great idea with the accordian album on the shadowbox. thanks for the inspirations.

Love the projects! I can't wait to get the new collections. Thanks for sharing.

Gorgeous projects! Love this collection! Can't wait to get my hands on it!

These projects are absolutely stunning! Your team is so talented and these new papers are just gorgeous!
Thanks so much for the chance to win!
Sue Brailey

Oh, the Secret Garden Collection...can anything be lovelier? Wonderful projects!

I simply CANNOT wait for this collection to come out. Okay, so I have to. I love the inspiration that these talented people share by showing us 'takes' on what we can do with the Secret Garden. Thank you so very much.

I love this collection and can't wait to get it! So much inspiration here on the Graphic 45 blog by such super talent. It is definitely ringing my creative bell with ideas for The Secret Garden papers!!

Secret Garden is going to be a big hit. Every little detail is just perfect, and the line offers so many possibilities.

Secret Garden is a beautiful range of papers and these gorgeous creations show exactly why.

This collection is so gorgeous, and the work these three have done is phenominal!!!

These papers are wonderful!

I love the Secret Garden collection, it makes me excited for spring while we are still in dreery winter. I want to recreate the 12 x 12 matchbook layout, so fun for Easter decorating!!!!

The set is so SPRING!!! I love what each artist created for this new Secret Garden set but my favorite is the matchbook box by Nancy, it is stunning!!!

Simply gorgeous crafting! Thanks G45 for the inspiring papers and products

the Secret Garden collection is so beautiful and I really loved the card by Alberto, OOOHH such gorgeous-ness only at G45

thank you Alberto, Kristin and Nancy for your truly incredible projects well done

you know, I am NEVER disappointed when I visit your blog!s every single time! Amazing projects!

can't wait to play with this paper

I've been commissioned to create a "garden-themed" mini album so this line would be perfect. Know what else is perfect? g45, that's what!

I just cannot wait to get my hands on this collection. It simply takes my breath away! Such beautiful projects!!

Beautiful work!

My favorite collection to date. Can't wait to buy this so I can make some great projects,

Wow, beautiful!

Such fantastic project and with such lovely paper!

Such creative projects. Can't wait to get
Secret Garden!

lovely samples on todays post. great showcasing of the G45
ava g

Beautiful creations today. Each one more gorgeous than the last. The Secret Garden papers are so pretty. Great patterns and colors (as usual). The matchbox was so lovely. A nice bright view of spring. Just what was needed in the middle of winter!

Hi! Anna (Xanner01 on YouTube) said in this blog that she wanted to use the Secret Garden paper for this birdcage, but didn't know when it would arrive in Norway. I work in marketing. I know what I would do: SEND HER SOME PAPER ASAP! Here's the link; the birdcage is about 20 minutes in. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzqJxanEht4 Thanks, G45!

Loving it all!! ;)

Lovely papers, lovely projects.

This collection is so beautiful and the designers have done an outstanding job in bring out the "nature" in each and every piece!

Secret Garden is not only a beautiful collection, but also very versatile, as shown by the gorgeous projects featured here. Thanks for sharing the wonderful work of these designers.

I lovvvve this paper line. Beautiful card and layout..

These papers are so gorgeous! My favorite of the 2 is the Secret Garden!! I have never owned Graphic 45 papers and would be so over the top thrilled if I were lucky enough to win!! Thank you for the opportunity to enter.

So lovely- each project has such a wonderful sense of serenity and peace. What a great gift to have such talent that it evokes thoughtfulness and appreciation. I was so inspired, I went online and purchased four paper stacks to get started. I shall flatter you by imitation-only imitation. Thank you for sharing your talents. Blessings.

Can't get enough of Secret Garden. It is so pretty. Love all the items you have made with it. So many ideas. Thank you.

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