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April 01, 2013

Time Travel With French Country Crafts

Susan Lui Graphic 45 Renaissance Faire Venetian Mask 1a

Hello G45ers,

Happy April Fools Day! We don't have any pranks planned for today's blog but we do have lots of incredible ideas and inspiration featuring our colorful French Country collection! Today you will see a gorgeous card by Kristin Wilson, a stunning layout by Tara Orr and an adorably fun altered mask by Susan Lui! Today's Graphic 45 blog has something for everyone! Plus we have a brand new blog contest this week! Since today is the first day in April, we thought it would be fun to mark the occasion by offering this beautiful Place in Time prize! You could win a Place in Time 8x8 paper pad, Stickers and Alphabet Stickers, Chipboard Tags 1, Flower Staples and a MyStik by Scrapbook Adhesives! Just leave us a blog or Facebook comment this week for your chance to win! We will announce one randomly chosen winner this Friday!

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Are you ready to take a trip back in time with some gorgeous French Country crafts?! The incredible vintage-inspired designs and bold colors of French Country are just what you need to create the perfect work or craft art! Behold this fabulous birthday card by Kristin Wilson! She layered the lovely French Country papers and added some pretty embellishments from the Graphic 45 Staples line to give this card the perfect amount of vintage charm. It's a birthday dream come true!




Graphic 45: French Country Collection 6x6 Papers, Double-Sided Cardstock, Cardstock Stickers, Chipboard Button, Metal Brad
Stampin Up!: Cardstock, Twine

Here is another bright and inspiring French Country creation! This is a wonderfully layered French Country layout by Tara Orr. She went all out by layering the French Country papers with recycled Graphic 45 Staples packaging, pretty Chipboard Tags and Graphic 45 Metal Staples! This LO is bright, fun and sweetly nostalgic!






Patterned Paper: Bonjour, Rendezvous, Bon Appetit, A La Carte, French Country, Deja Vu: French Country
Patterned Paper: Butterfly Specifics: Olde Curiosity Shoppe
French Country Cardstock Die Cuts

Next up is this super fun Venetian Mask by Susan Lui! Susan used the new French Country Flowers and lots of pretty papers from one of our first Graphic 45 collections Renaissance Faire! You can see how seamless the French Country Flowers and Graphic 45 Staples combine in this charming work of art! While we no longer carry the Renaissance Faire collection, you can find the same classic saturated color pallet in our new French Country collection! Combining different Graphic 45 collections and Staples can be so much fun! The dazzling vintage-inspired designs spans the ages!

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"I was inspired by my recent holiday to Italy to create this Venetian Mask using Graphic 45 papers. I decided on an older Graphic 45 collection, Renaissance Faire, because the lush colours and designs best suited the Venetian mask I had in mind. I created the top part of the mask entirely from Renaissance Faire patterned papers, twirling them so they hold their curls, for which Venetian masks are known for. At the end of the curls I added some Graphic 45 Staples Ornate Brads and Metal flowers. A fussy-cut flower adorns the left of the mask, together with flowers and more Graphic 45 Staples Metal Flowers and Brads, as well as a die cut flower from the new French Country collection. This mask was a pleasure to experiment with." -Susan Lui

Susan Lui Graphic 45 Renaissance Faire Venetian Mask 1a

Susan Lui Graphic 45 Renaissance Faire Venetian Mask 2

Susan Lui Graphic 45 Renaissance Faire Venetian Mask 3


Graphic 45 Renaissance Faire patterned papers - Awakening, Florentine, Tudor Rose
Graphic 45 French Country Collection Flowers
Graphic 45 Staples - Metal Flower, Ornate Brad, Stamped Metal Brad
Prima Marketing flowers and butterfly

We hope you all had a lot of fun on today's Graphic 45 blog! We want to wish you all a very happy April Fools Day! Huge thanks to Kristin Wilson, Tara Orr and Susan Lui for their beautiful work today! Don't forget to leave us a blog or Facebook comment this week for your chance to win that amazing Place in Time prize pack. We hope you all have a wonderful day! Come on back and join us tomorrow for more beautiful crafts and inspiration from your friends at Graphic 45!

Happy Papercrafting!

Team Graphic 45


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Absolutely wonderful!!!
thanks for the chance to win!


Once again another fabulous series of projects. Wonderfully inspiring.

Your stellar products capture the essence of eras which are fading but which deserve to be remembered.

Yubba Dubba Do ... I love this collection - I really do! G45 never disappoints. Ever. Thanks for the chance.

Love this mask!
In fact, i love all kinds of masks, and these Venetian's Masks are beautiful! Using G45's papers, clever!

The mask Susan made is stunning! What a display using all the different papers.
Carol b

all of the projects are wonderful, but that mask just takes my breath away! absolutely stunning! :)

what a fantastic idea

Lovely projects once again .

Striking mask, would never have thought of that! All the projects on your blog are so inspiring.

I am smitten with the Place in Time collection. It is so versatile and the vintage images are right up my alley. I am about to start working on a small calendar using this collection. It might be for my sister -- but I bet I end up keeping it!

WOW!! The projects are fabulous!! I love the Venetian Mask!!

What a beautiful projects! I have just bought the whole Place in Time collection to make a birthday calendar... :-)
I am looking forward to start working with it!!
Lovely "groetjes" from the Netherlands!!

Absolutely gorgeous creations! Thanks for sharing.

Such an inspiration! The mask especially caught my eye -incredible!! Thank you

Stunning Mask! Great idea!!

Oh my gosh that mask was just stunning! I will so have to try something like that. Thanks for the chance to win!

Wowza!! That mask is stunning!!

I have fallen in love with graphic 45 papers. I have secret garden and would love to get french country.

Awesome products today!!!

Wow, I would have never thought of this

Brilliant project. This mask is outstanding. I wish I had one.

I absolutely love Graphic 45! Everyday
I can't wait to check out the blog and see what the day's creations will be.

Graphic 45 never disappoints but I think French Country has to be my all time favorite collection of any company.

Wow the mask and the layout and card are beautiful:)

Always the greatest inspriations. Such a lovely birthday card and perfect timing. I need to make one for this weekend. Thanks for sharing.

A Place in Time is my favorite! I would love to win this collection! Love me some Graphic 45!!!

Never dissappointed when I pop by for some G45 inspiration.

wow the projects are incredible! The mask is a piece of clever and beautiful art. tfs Tami

A very rich palette and I love that mask. Thank you for the chance to win.

I love this weeks giveaway!what a beautiful mask made by susan lui!

Wow great prize and even better inspiration from the team. Sooooo talented x

Beautiful! So many great details!

everything is picture perfect as always.

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