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February 25, 2013

Two Clever Ways To Craft With French Country

Graphic 45 French Country Card Jane Tregenza

Happy Monday G45ers,

The sun is shining brightly on today's wonderful Grpahic 45 blog! We've got another amazing week of fun and inspiration planned for you! Today is going to be so fantastic! We will be sharing two unique and beautiful creation featuring our new French Country collection. There is a marvelous pop-up card by Jane Tregenza and a gorgeous altered 8x8 Matchbook box by Arlene Cuevas! Plus we have a superb new blog contest this week! You could win this amazing prize that includes all three of the latest Graphic 45 collections! This incredible prize includes an 8x8 paper pad, chipboard die cut and stickers from Place in Time, French Country and Secret Garden! This prize pack is so special and the only way to win it is by leaving us a blog or Facebook comment sometime this week! We will choose one random winner from this week's comments and announce them on our blog this Friday, March 1st! So be sure to leave your comment for a chance to win!

Graphic 45 Prize Contest French Country Secret Garden Place in Time Blog

Today's first brilliant craft was created by Jane Tregenza. It's a fabulous French Country pop-up card! This is such a cheerful card for all occasions! The bright colors and joyful designs of French Country are just perfect for card making! You can see how Jane created gorgeous borders, pretty paper layers and fussy cut elements to give this card such fabulous dimension! What a true inspiration!

Graphic 45 French Country Card Jane Tregenza

Graphic 45 French Country Card Jane Tregenza

Graphic 45 French Country Card Jane Tregenza


Graphic 45 Papers

French Country collection



A La Carte

Déjà vu


Bon Appetit

Moroccan chipboard – Imaginarium designs

Best wishes – Imaginarium designs

          3L Photo Corners Classic black

Next up is another super clever craft featuring French Country. This one was created by Arlene Cuevas! It's an altered 8x8 Matchbook Box that's full of grandeur and beauty! These are what the Graphic 45 Matchbook Boxes look like before they are all decked out in beautiful Graphic 45 papers. Arlene's creation shows you what's possible when you let your imagination run wild! This amazing altered box would make a perfect piece of home decor or even a great gift! Behold the beauty!


Here is a wonderful video in which Arlene takes you on a tour of this gorgeous project!













Wood/Mini Popsicle Sticks
White Acrylic paint
Recollections sunflowers
Ranger Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
AccuCut - Business Card Envelope die
Paper Trey ink - Black card stock
Glossy Accents
E6000 glue
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares
Chicken wire

We hope you all had fun exploring today's French Country crafts! Don't forget to leave us a blog or Facebook comment this week for your chance to win that incredible blog prize! We want to thank Jane Tregenza and Arlene Cuevas for their beautiful work today! We wish you all a very happy day! Come back and see us tomorrow for more craft delights here at Graphic 45!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Grpahic 45


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Wow - loving these projects!

I love the new French Country, I bought my paper pack yesterday, but would still love to win.

French Country has become my favorite G45 line! Love this paper collection and can't wait to get my hands on it! Love the box!

I love all of this the colors and the sunflowers are so amazing .My heart skips a beat I'm sure every time I see Graphic 45 products .Would love to win !!

I just love the beautiful card and shadow box made with the awesome French Country papers! Great Ideas!

So very beautiful!

Love the papers and the creations :)

Lovely projects! I just love those sunflowers!

Wow amazing creations as always x

Fabulous! So sunny and warm - just what we need as it is freezing here right now!

I have French Country on order. I can't wait to receive the collection. Love, love it. :)

LOVE this collection. That altered matchbox is just gorgeous. Would love to win this prize !

Beautiful projects!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new French Country Collection...can't wait to get my hands on it!!

What an amazing prize package! Would love to win... Today's projects are gorgeous! I always get tons of inspiration from your blog!

THe sunflowers make me smile everytime!

I love both of these lines but I will use French Country first to create pages for our trip to Southern France this past summer! It reminds me of Sarlat la Caneda!!!!

Love Graphic 45 and all the inspiration!

how beautiful two very lovely projects such wonderful inspration

Fantastic Project!

love the pop up sunflower and the shutters on the box; such talente, creative ladies....

Great work! Love looking at all the projects for inspiration.

Happy inspiring Monday!!! Amazing prize pkg.!!! Awesome projects today as always!!! Love coming here!!! :)

Not too shabby! Love these!

I love Graphic 45/French Country projects. Keep inspiring with your ideas!

What a wonderful Prize!!

What a wonderful prize, all the new lines together in one spot. Lovely projects, what a wonderful morning.

Love that French Country Collection! That matchbook box is so adorable, especially the feathers on the rooster, lol. I live in a tropical island so that would look great in my scrap room! Thanks for the great idea.

Wonderful projects and love the papers too. Great inspiring ideas. Thanks for sharing them.

Those sunflowers really POP out! I'd love to win this very special package, thanks for the opportunity XXX

Love these lines... they're so stunning.
And those projects... oh, oh, oh...absolutely breathtaking, gorgeous...oh...

I love both of these collections!!! Thank you for the chance to win. :)

Stunning projects with the French Country products! Love!

creative and gorgeous the matchbox is wondeerful

i fell in love with these projects <3

pleeaase let me win, so i can create some myself..! :)

Love the projects this week. thanks for continually amazing us with wonderful ideas.

Love these projects and all of your new collections!

Love the sunflowers and the color palette on this paper is wonderful! Thanks for a chance to win it.

The sunflowers remind me that summer hopefully is on it's way! Great projects!

Unbelievably beautiful!

The French Country designs are so 'summer', with the fabulous sunflowers, gorgeous, thank you.

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