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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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So pretty !! You make amazing collections.

I would so love to be one of the lucky winners of this truly awesome Christmas collection - the chance of being one of the first recipients of this amazing collection in the UK (excluding Clare Charvill of course) would be totally amazing. I'm keeping my fingers well and truly crossed!

Just lovely! Susan and Alberto's projects are wonderful inspiration.

This collections just keep getting richer and more vibrant. It is sooo beautiful.
The card projects today are wonderful! I do so love the bouquet of flowers - great imagination.

I was one of the "nine ladies dancing" when I saw todays collection of the 12 Days of Christmas! I would love to win this collection. Graphic 45 has done it again!

This collection is fabulous. I am already starting to think of card-making possibilities using it.

Can't wait to get my hands on this
collection! Time to start those Christmas Cards!

The 12 Days of Christmas collection is just fabulous!! I make around 100 cards for the holidays and would love to create with this beautiful line - so many possibilities!

Love the 12 Days of Christmas Collection!!

I feel like it's Christmas in July when I look at the Twelve Days of Christmas. I love this collection!

Just when you thought it couldn't get any better.......!!

Some seriously fun fussy cuting opportunities here!

I'm ready to order right now. When is the release date? Soon I hope.

Each day brings new enchanting things! Loving the Christmas collection. Can't wait to see it in stores. Will be perfect for all my holiday gifts and projects. Thanks for sharing.

Ladies Dancing, Drummers Drumming & Swans a Swimming...has to be the most gorgeous Christmas paper I have seen!

Incredible collection, very intricate and elegant!!!

Gorgeous collection. Wonderful projects.

I absolutely love all of your designs. I better hurry and finish my French Country book so I can start making a Christmas album.

Such gorgeous colors and designs, can't wait to fussy cute every image out and make a scene. Can't wait for tomorrow.

Love these papers. The Christmas collection was what got me hooked on G45 papers! Pick me, pick me!

Wow..love this collection.

The Twelve Days of Christmas has always been one of my favorite carols....and this collection is now one of my faves as well....just stunning!

As a teacher, I find I'm able to spend the most time creating before school starts. I would love to get a jump-start on my holiday projects using this fabulous collection! I just love it all!!!!!

Love todays peeks and projects! Can't wait to start using my steampunk spells paper :) It is gorgeous

What Can one do to win 12 days of Christmas?????:-D

Oh my! Im falling more and more in love everyday!!! I love these and cannot wait to get them!!!!

These papers look incredible - Cannot wait for them to be available in stores! Way to go - this line is a huge hit!!

Oh My this is very nice paper.LOVE it. Di

Fussy cutting heaven is where I'll be,
If Graphic 45 would please pick me!
12 Days of Christmas has me all a-twitter,
I'd really like to be a winner!

And if I get the paper, I promise to stop writing bad poetry :-))

the perfect Christmas collection, adore the traditional and G45 always does it so beautifully. this is a must have.

Love it! Want it! Need. It!

I wish I would live in a country where it is easy to buy all your lovely papers.
But for now I am keeping my fingers crossed and hope to win this time.
Thanks for the chance.

love the card Alberto...so very creative....and beautiful.
what more can I say about the 12 days of Christmas collection...just gorgeous beyond words.

Loving the collection & loving the projects. Congrats to winners (interesting poem..) :))

I love Christmas and victorian style; thank you for combining them. I hope I'm one of the lucky winners, I would love to win!

I want to say something incredibly witty about The Twelve Days of Christmas collection....but its beauty has left me speechless and with palpitations. Wow! Then, I scroll down and find that amazing tutorial from Alberto Juarez....and I'm speechless all over again. Color me smitten!

unrealistically beautiful paper! really want to win it, help me luck please! otherwise I buy this miracle can only in November, earlier in Ukraine, this collection will not appear ((((

Still more gorgeous Christmas papers

Fantastic projects. Love those papers and cut aparts. The colors are fabulous. I want them for my very own.

Lovely! Lovely! Lovely! I cant wait for christmas!!

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