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July 10, 2013

Graphic 45 CHA Sneak Peeks Day 8: 12 Days of Christmas


Hello G45ers,

Are you ready for a joyful dose of Christmas in July?! We're continuing our dazzling sneak peeks of our new holiday collection The Twelve Days of Christmas! Today we will share six more gorgeous new papers from this fabulous collection! We also have more prize winners to announce! Then we're going to share two fun and easy card tutorials from our Design Team! It's going to be a magical day! We begin this amazing day by announcing our 4 "Win It Before You Buy It" contest winners! We are giving away 4 Twelve Days of Christmas prize packs every day during our sneak peeks! You could win a Twelve Days of Christmas 8x8 paper pad, Stickers, Chipboard Die-Cuts and cardstock Tags & Pockets before they arrive in stores! That's a $25 value! Just leave us a blog or Facebook comment today for your chance to win! We will announce today's 4 random winners along with more sneak peeks from Twelve Days of Christmas on tomorrow's blog! And our randomly chosen winners from yesterday are...

From the Blog:

-Kathy Schlegle: "Christmas collection is awesome, love Graphic 45 paper and I would love two win one of the Christmas packages Graphic 45 is my favorite paper. Love the vintage look of it and the awesome colors."

-Tammy Kimray: "I do "BELIEVE" this is going to be a instant favorite of mine. I love what you did with this one. Thank you for a chance to win it."

From Facebook:

-Collene Gibbons Perkins:

"Twas months before Christmas
Yet Daily I Strive
To contain My Enthusiasm 
For The Arrival of Graphic 45!!!
The Twelve Days of Christmas
Will Surely be a Treasure
Creating my Christmas pages
Will be Such a Great Pleasure!!!
With their Old World Charm
I dream in Red, Green and Gold
You Never Disappoint Me
Your Designs Beautiful and Bold!!!!
I spend Hours and Hours
With Graphic 45 Starring In My Dreams
Forever I Remain 
Your Biggest Fan Colleen!!!!!!!
I Absolutely Love Your New Collection "The Twelve Days of Christmas"

-Sam Crawford: "I soooooooooooo LOVE this collection,I would be estatic if I won!!!what an awesome Early Christmas present to me it would be...I would very much like to win this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Congratulations! Will today's winners please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize! Prize packs will begin shipping in early August. Stay tuned to tomorrow's blog for more sneak peeks and prize winner announcements!

And now it's time to behold more breathtaking papers from The Twelve Days of Christmas! Get ready to be swept off your feet by these elegant new designs! Just imagine the fun you'll have crafting with this exquisite new collection!

"Pear Tree"

Graphic 45 Sneak Peek Twelve Days of Christmas, holiday, CHA Summer 2013


"Swans a Swimming"

Graphic 45 Sneak Peek Twelve Days of Christmas, holiday, CHA Summer 2013


"My True Love"

Graphic 45 Sneak Peek Twelve Days of Christmas, holiday, CHA Summer 2013


"Ladies Dancing"



"Holly and Ivy"



"Drummers Drumming"



Now it's time to share some glorious card inspiration from our Design Team! We begin with this whimsical Steampunk Spells card by Susan Lui! This fun and easy card is just perfect for Halloween! Follow along with Susan's simple tutorial to create this spooktacular card for someone you love! Take it away, Susan!

Here’s a quick card I made using Graphic 45’s new Steampunk Spells collection. This collection is perfect for Halloween cards but I wanted to make one for a fun all-purpose greeting. So here it is, playing on the phrase ‘Time Flies when you’re having fun.”

Steampunk-Spells-Card-Graphic-45-Susan-Lui-Halloween, tutorail, sneak peek



Steampunk Spells Vintage Voyage, Tick-Tock, Beware


1. What you’ll need:

This card makes use of just 3 sheets of Steampunk Spells patterned papers – Vintage Voyage, Tick-Tock and Beware.

a)    Trim a 9 x 6.5 inch sheet from Beware

b)   Cut three clocks from Tick-Tock, one in each size; and the words ‘Time Flies’.

c)    Select a rectangular panel from Vintage Voyage


2. Fold the Beware patterned paper in half to form the base of your card. Attach the rectangular panel from Vintage Voyage on to the card base.


3. Stick on the words ‘Time Flies’ as shown and write ‘when you’re having fun’ below it.


4. Attach the clocks using dimensional dots as shown and you’re done.


Wasn't that fun?! Here we have another marvelous card that's perfect for any occasion! Behold this gorgeous Secret Garden card by Alberto Juarez! This sweet and simple card displays some amazing uses of the Secret Garden cardstock Flowers! This colorful creation would be the perfect way to brighten someone's day! Follow along with Alberto's fun and easy tutorial to recreate this splendid work of art!

Secret Garden-card-Graphic45-Alberto Juarez-tutorial, sneak peek







April showers

Meadow Lark

Secret Garden Flowers

Secret Garden Stickers

Secret Garden Alphabet stickers

May Art Ribbon

Paper Tape


We hope you all had a great time on today's very special sneak peek blog! We want to thank Susan and Alberto for their inspiring creations today! Don't forget to leave us a blog or Facebook comment today for your chance to win our Tweleve Days of Christmas prize pack! We will announce 4 more winners on tomorrow's blog along with more sneak peeks and craft inspiration! We want to thank you all for stopping by and seeing us! We wish you all a very happy day!

With Love and Pretty Paper,

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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The 12 Days of Christmas papers all have such a lovely vintage look - and the colors are beautiful, too! Thanks for the chance to win some!

Oh my, I'm already thinking of all the ways I'll be using this lovely set!! Cannot wait! Adore the projects - thanks for sharing them!!

I can't wait to get my hands on this beautiful and magical collection! If I don't win a drawing today I will wait eagerly for it at my favorite SB store, and purchase it there. Congratulations to Graphic 45 on a big hit!!!.....Patty Rogers AKA: A Sassy Scrapper

sleigh bells ring are you listenin'?
in the lane snow is glistenin'
a beautiful sight is Graphic 45
comin' to my house in Hawai'i

I am thrilled with The Twelve days of Christmas collection. I am so glad that you have returned to the traditional colors for this collection. I was kind of dissapointed in last years colors. But, really look forward to creating with this new collection. It really is beautiful.

Nine ladies dancing and one crafter jumping for joy at this gorgeous new collection!!! Loving the papers so much!

You gotta know that even if I DON'T win this collection, I have to buy it! LOL

Loving this collection more and more everytime I see it! Especially love that the backside of the themed papers are more versatile and could even be used for non-holiday projects.

Just LOVE it!! Best Christmas collection EVER!!

Great papers. Would love to win this set.

Beautiful Christmas art! :)

Each day gets better and better! The prints, the cut aparts and dreams of owning all of this goodness is beyond words and thoughts of creativity!

This blog was lovely! The Twelve Days collection is amazingly beautiful and my favorite Christmas theme YET! I do believe this July release, after all the new collections in recent months qualifies you designers as PROLIFIC. Thank you again for all the beauty and inspiration and awesome contests!

I love the designs of the "old time" look.

I really love the Graphic 45 paper. It has all the colors and themes that I look for. The Twelve Days of Christmas Collection is a knock out.

It is always so hard to wait for the collections after you show them. I want these papers! :)
hugs Karen

I am so looking foward to see all the beautifull projects that will be made with this collection!!

I will definitely be PRE-ORDERING this collection, can't wait to get it in my hands, I LOVE IT !!!!!

Wow these are all beautiful would love a chance to craft with them.quality products.

Wow, just loving every single one of these sneak peaks, can't wait until they are released...

Such stunning papers in this new collection! Love the Merry and Brightness to it! Would love to win some! ;-)

This collection is gorgeous!!!! I love the "drummers druming" paper!!!!!

I have my fingers crossed!!!

Love the flowers - such a beautiful card. Also love time goes by

Wow stunning christmas collection and such nice colours in green and blue tones, can't wait to work with them!
What a good tutorial Alberto made , i love it!
Have a nice day!
Greetings Maia

I am a farmer and milk every morning. I'm in love with the 8 Maids a Milking!

Can't wait to get my handson this paper! Love it!!!

I have been looking for the Twelve Days of Christmas embellishments and paper for years! Finally a company that is done it perfectly, hats of to you Graphic 45 and all your designers, I don't think it could have been done any better!

Wow, these designs took me from my hot and muggy, I don't feel like doing anything, feelings to the excitement of Christmas. They are amazing and I would love to get my hands on these. I've already started planning how to use these. Thanks for helping me go to such a happy place.

Can't wait to see the rest of the collection!

Roll on Christmas - can't wait to cut into these papers! Nicola x

wow the colors in this Christmas paper are awesome. love all of the art projects that you show daily. so many talented artists.

So amazing papers!!! Thank you very much!!! I never win in givaways :) so will be waiting for this collection in local stores :)

This paper is so gorgeous. Love the secret garden card, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Love the Christmas collection, gotta have it. Hugs, Layla

the twelve days of Christmas are awesome. Love the holly and ivy. Making Christmas cards now and would be thrilled if i won this collection.

Oh my gosh! This collection is a work of art! LOVE!!!

Be still my heart! Love it all ...

The projects today are terrific! Both simple to do but full of impact!! I guess it must be those G45 papers! The 12 Days of Christmas sneak peeks just get better and better... gosh, I'd love to win this one!!

your making this so much fun, i visit 2 or 3 times a day to see if something new appears!!! thanks for sharing the love

stunning, amazing, fabulous! It makes me want to make cards, decorations and have fun. Thanks for the chance

What beautiful paper - another great Christmas favorite from G45!

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