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July 12, 2013

Graphic 45 CHA Sneak Peeks Day 10: 12 Days of Christmas

Hello G45ers,

Happy Friday and welcome to all the fun and excitement of our very special sneak peek blog! Today we are going to share some incredible inspiration from our new collection, The Twelve Days of Christmas! Diane and her team have been working hard in their workshop to create the most incredible holiday crafts that are sure to fill you with joy! We also have two gorgeous crafts from our Design Team today that feature our collection A Ladies' Diary! You'll also have another chance to win The Twelve Days of Christmas before it arrives in stores! Get ready for fun, G45ers, because this is going to be a fantastic Friday!

Lets begin with today's "Win It Before You Buy It" contest winners! Remember that today is your last chance to leave us a blog or Facebook comment for your chance to win The Twelve Days of Christmas before it arrives in stores! We are giving away a Twelve Days of Christmas 8x8 paper pad, Stickers, Chipboard Die-Cuts and Tags & Pockets cardstock embellishments! That's a $25 value! We will announce 4 more winners on Monday's blog, along with more beautiful sneak peeks so stay tuned! Here are our winners from yesterday's contest!

From the Blog:

-Angelina Wessels: "Love the mini patterns and beautiful flowers, banners and die cuts with these set - so pretty...."

- Kim Reed: "Olga's project has just spurred me to resolve a craft room organization problem! And the supplemental embellishment pages are just stunning."

From Facebook:

-Gina Day Peterson: "ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS GRAPHIC 45!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

-Cheri Rice Parish: "The plans for this collection are building in my head. Cards...Tags... Oh my. I'm really liking this and am so excited to start playing with it."

Congratulations! Will today's winners please email us with your shipping information at [email protected] to claim your prize! G45ers, be sure to leave us your blog or Facebook comments today for your last chance to win Twelve Days of Christmas before it arrives in stores!

And now it's time for some splendid holiday craft inspiration from Diane's workshop! Here we have a gorgeous altered box featuring The Twelve Days of Christmas! Just look at how beautiful the Christmas Rose paper looks with pretty ribbons and Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Key Holes. This would make a fantastic holiday gift or piece of home decor!

Graphic 45 Twelve Days of Christmas gift altered art CHA Summer 2013 Diane's workshop box

Here is another festive work of art from Diane's workshop! Behold this splendid Christmas card featuring Holly and the Ivy and My True Love papers from The Twelve Days of Christmas. The Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Label Holder looks perfect at the top of this sweet card as The Twelve Days of Christmas cardstock Flowers add even more holiday cheer. It's so gorgeous! Want to know how it was made? Follow the fun and simple intructions so you can create one for someone you love!

Graphic 45 Twelve Days of Christmas gift altered art CHA Summer 2013 sneak peek Diane's workshop card


Cut out desired tag and pocket from G45 Tags sheet and desired postcard from G45 ‘Holly and Ivy’ sheet. Ink all edges with gold ink. Fold and adhere pocket. Punch hole in center of tag and hang key with ribbon on front of tag and slip inside pocket. Adhere postcard to red plaid ’12 Days of Christmas’ that is cut 1” larger than postcard then adhere at a slight angle to the back side of ‘My True Love’ that is also 1” larger than red plaid.

Cut out a 5” x 12” strip of ‘My True Love’ . Fold the sides in to make an envelope that is 6 1/4” wide. The front will overlap about an inch. Take the front right corner and roll down. Trim the front left corner at an angle that exposes the card inside. Adhere the right side over the left. Punch out desired flowers and adhere with G45 Metal Brad to front left side of envelope. Place pocket at an angle to front right and adhere. Before placing postcard inside adhere the word ‘Turtle Dove’ from ‘Joyeux Noel’ sheet and adhere to top of postcard with G45 Ornate Metal Label Holder.



1 G45 ‘My True Love’
1 G45 ‘Joyeux Noel’
1 G45 ‘Holly and Ivy’
1 G45 ’12 Days of Christmas’
1 G45 ’12 Days’ Tags and Pockets 1 G45 Punch out Flowers sheet Gold Ink
G45 Ornate Metal Key
G45 Ornate Metal Label Holder G45 Metal Brad

This next treasure from Diane's workshop is a splendid piece of holiday home decor. Here we have a Tweleve Days of Christmas altered shadowbox! Turtle Doves and 12 Days of Christmas papers blend perfectly to create a breathtaking, vintage-inspired work of art! This lovely shadowbox would also make a fabulous holiday gift!

Graphic 45 Twelve Days of Christmas gift altered art CHA Summer 2013 sneak peek Diane's workshop shadowbox

Diane and her team have been working hard to make lots of these beautiful shadowboxes for our booth at CHA Summer in Las Vegas! Here they are, all lined up! Shadowboxes are so much fun to make and they add festive charm to any room of the house!

Graphic 45 Twelve Days of Christmas gift altered art CHA Summer 2013 sneak peek Diane's workshop shadowbox

And now it's time for some magnificent inspiration from our Design Team! We have two gorgeous crafts to share with you that feature our collection A Ladies' Diary. You are going to love the soft pastel colors and lavish designs in today's crafts! We begin with this elegant layout by Karen Shady. The vintage spirit of A Ladies Diary comes to life in this pretty LO. Charming borders, radiant embellishments and a sweetly sentimental photo make this LO an instant classic! Here is what Karen had to say about it!

"This is a photo of my beautiful Grandmother. She was a wonderful lady, and a very important part of my life. She passed away over 13 years ago now, and I still think of her every day, and miss her dearly. She was a very talented singer, and loved nothing more than to dress up and sing in front of a crowd. The elegant image of the blue lady, from the ‘Ladies' Diary’ paper, reminded me a lot of my Nan." -Karen

Graphic-45-ladies-diary-layout, Karen Shady






Ladies diary paper collection: Picture perfect, Ageless beauty, Moment in time

Place in time paper collection: February foundation

Olde curiosity shoppe paper collection: Butterfly specifics

Ornate metal key and key hole

Next we have another exquisite creation featuring A Ladies' Diary! This is a magnificent mini album created by Clare Charvill. She definitely captured the elegance of A Ladies' Diary in every pretty page of this mini. You can see some wonderful paper and embellishment layering in this marvelous mini. This is the perfect album to house your precious photos and sentiments! Join Clare in this fun video as she takes you on a guided tour of this splendid work of art! You'll even learn some great tips for making your own pretty mini!


Graphic 45 Clare Charvill A Ladies Diary mini album video sneak peek

Graphic 45 Clare Charvill A Ladies Diary mini album video sneak peek

Graphic 45 Clare Charvill A Ladies Diary mini album video sneak peek

G45 July DT project 2 Pic 7 Clare Charvill

G45 July DT project 2 Pic 8 Clare Charvill

G45 July DT project 2 Pic 9 Clare Charvill

G45 July DT project 2 Pic 10 Clare Charvill

G45 July DT project 2 Pic 11 Clare Charvill

G45 July DT project 2 Pic 12 Clare Charvill

G45 July DT project 2 Pic 13 Clare Charvill

G45 July DT project 2 Pic 14 Clare Charvill


Graphic 45 Supplies
8 x 8 Ladies Diary papers 
Chipboard 1 & Chipboard 2 
Ladies Diary Sticker sheet
Miscellaneous Supplies
May Arts Ribbon
Cream & Kraft Card (250gsm) 
Chipboard 2mm (cover) 
Walnut Stain Ink
Various Dies from my collection

We hope you all had a great time exploring today's special sneak peek blog. Be sure to leave us a blog or Facebook comment today for your chance to win our Twelve Days of Christmas "Win It Before You Buy It" contest! We will announce today's winners on Monday's blog, along with more super sneak peeks and contests! Big thanks to Karen and Clare for their amazing work today! We hope you will all come back and see us for more fun and inspiration! Have a fabulous Friday and a happy weekend, G45ers!

Your Pals in Paper,

Team Graphic 45


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I've never made cards before but this collection has inspired me!! I think I will make Christmas cards this year...yeah!!

Love the Glad Tidings card. At first I thought it was a clip board wall decor...which would be really cool too. Then I saw the Pictures of You album...whoah, dogies! Beautiful!

I just love the projects with the Twelve Days of Christmas collection! This collection is so lush and elegant. I must have it all!!!!

Fabulous projects and love the new papers!

Love to wake up, have my coffee, and look at all the beautiful creations that are going on in the graphic 45 world!!

Gorgeous as always!

Beautiful paper collection - thanks for the opportunity to win it!


Oh my what a creative team! Love, love, love the shadow boxes. Such a great idea and I never want to cover your gorgeous paper so this is perfect. Next, the pocket album. It's such a beautiful way to showcase another wonderful collection.

Love the new Christmas papers! Hope to win so I can start on cards & tags!!

Absolutely gorgeous projects today! I love love love love them!!

It is never the wrong time for Christmas Joy!

Obsessed with Christmas papers and the G45 is stunning!

Beautiful projects. Thanks for always giving us inspiration Graphic 45!

Made with G45 papers, projects are always amazing !!!

a STUNNING new line! the paper, the embellishments!

Wow! These projects are great.

Thanks for all the inspiration!! Love the new Christmas collection!

Everyone with G-45 is so talented. Beautiful. I've been a good girl this year, love the Christmas line

I love the 24 Days of Christmas collection ... and the Ladies Diary mini is gorgeous. Thanks G45!
~ Terry ~

Beauitful projects everyone has done. Di

what beautiful projects.

Gee waiting for this G45 collection to come to the stores reminds me of how hard it was to wait for Christmas as a kid. the whole collection is so beautiful, I can not wait!!

Gorgeous projects. I especially love those shadow boxes. Looking forward to what is revealed next week.

I love this collection so much! The projects are incredible and I can't wait to work with these papers!

beautiful collection for Christmas cards and projects!
Ladies diary is my favorite!

it's beginning to look a lot like christmas....graohic 45 style!

Outstanding artistry complimented by Graphic 45 papers. Inspiring

I hope Santa comes early and I win this beautiful prize package! Now, that would be a terrific Christmas in July!

So beautiful box and card!!! Papers are so amazing!!!

What fabulous projects! I just love the new Christmas line - PLEASE pick me!!!

OMG - these are just beautiful! My head is swimming with ideas!
Thanks for the inspiration!

My brain is working overtime with ideas for the 12 days of Christmas! !

All of these projects are lovely! I especially like the shadowboxes.

Love the album Clare= Thank you for showing us XX

Oh my gosh - they are so beautiful. So many ideas to think about. I can think of so many ways to use them.

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas Graphic 45 gave to me…
Twelve 12x12 papers,
Eleven Christmas Stickers,
Ten Chipboard Die Cuts 1,
Nine Chipboard die cuts 2,
Eight sheets of pockets,
Seven sheets of tags,
Six 6x6 papers,
Five golden keys…from the banner sheet,
Four Alpha sheets,
Three Cling Stamps 1,
Two Cling Stamps 2,
and a pack of blooming flowers,
I know this is a desperate attempt but I'd love to win! :-)

The trinket box is really precious.

Love the Christmas previews! Can't wait to get this collection!

I can hardly wait for the new papers to arrive!
Thank you for a chance to win!

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