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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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Love the mask! I'll be digging through my stash for braid.

Loving the projects. Great Frech Country layout...sweet idea with the Fleur De Lis banners!

Beautiful projects!

Beautiful Projects, but I so love the mask....that is just an awesome idea! btw thank you for all your very generous giveaways :o)

It would be fun to make a mask like Susan's for Mardi Gras using the rich Graphic 45 colors of purple and green . The sugar plum purple in Nutcracker comes to mind. How about making one for Halloween. Thanks for the idea.

Talk about "thinking out of the box!!!" Thanks for the great inspiration today and the chance to win an awesome prize package. Happy Fools Day back at ya!!

Great mask. Love the card!

I adore that incredible mask and the beautiful layout by Tara Orr. I love the pretty card too. The projects today are truly outstanding.

Such a beautiful collection and fabulous projects!

wow simply amazing!

Such beautiful designs as always. Great prize--hope I win!

Such talent! Love these papers!

Amazing mask! And thank for chance to win the gorgeous prize!

Lovely projects as ever - the mask is fantastic - so unusual.

Love the beautiful projects today.

No April Fool's here, just beautiful projects. Love the card and layout, stunning! What a clever project, the mask. This is great.

Wow, that mask! What an inspiration! Wonderful!

Fabulous projects and inspiration using your great papers. l

I really like the Venetian mask.

beautiful creations again using the G45 papers

<3 No foolin' I'd love to win this! <3

Tara's layout is gorgeous, and Susan's mask is absolutely stunning - must try me one - I love collecting masks... Hugs xx

Wonderful projects!

The more I see of French Country the better I like it. My favorite is the mask, wow!

So amazing creations and projects ... just love them and all your paperlines :)

great collection and love the colors.

WOW!! What beautiful projects the French Country collection just gets better and better-the colors just blow me away. Beautiful work!

Gorgeous projects...the mask is amazing! Thanks for the inspiration.

wonderful projects! Love the mask! I love G45!!!!

How gorgeous!!! Thanks for the chance to win this!!

The mask is Beautiful, thanks for a chance to win.

Beautiful paper as always!! Would love to win ~ thank you for the chance!!!

incredible goodies. pick a man to win......i.e. ...me

all three projects are fantastic today. this is a lovely way to start the week out with beautiful crafting works from G45 DT. Thanks for all the chances to win some of your gorgeous collections.

Absolutely beautiful projects!!! :)

WoW I have to say that Graphic 45 has the most amazing paper ever .I love all the projects that can be made with it !!

Love that mask! What a beautiful piece!

what a beautiful venetian mask, and out of paper, delightful

Wow, cool projects, very creative.

Amazing projects ... thanks for the inspiration!

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