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July 02, 2013

Graphic 45 CHA Sneak Peeks Day 2: Mother Goose


Hello G45ers,

The sneak peek bliss continues on today's Graphic 45 blog as we ravel more amazing new products from Mother Goose! Today you are going to see our beautiful new Stickers, Chipboard Die-Cuts and Stamps from this heartwarming new paper collection! You'll also have the chance to win Mother Goose before it arrives in stores! We are giving away 4 Mother Goose prize packs every day this week! Just leave us a blog or Facebook comment for your chance to win a Mother Goose 8x8 paper pad, Stickers, Chipboard Die-Cuts and Tags & Pockets cardstock embellishments! That's a $25 value! We have 4 winners to announce from yesterday's "Win It Before You Buy It" contest! And the winners are...

From the Blog:

-Robin Kelley: "Absolutely adorable! I must have it! Babies, baby showers and baby birthdays all coming up!

-Karen Pilon: "Thank you for the chance to win this lovely, colorful paper. It would be perfect for my new baby girl, Abby."

From Facebook:

-Gail Schmitt: "Adorable! LOVE IT!!!!!"

-Monica Zeitz Russell: "Oh goody, oh boy! (Clapping hands together, getting scissors ready...)"

Congratulations! Will today's winners please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize! We will be announcing 4 more randomly chosen winners on tomorrow's blog so be sure to leave us a blog or Facebook comment today for your chance to win!

And now it's time for more beautiful sneak peeks from our new collection Mother Goose! Behold these adorable new Stickers, Chipboard Die-Cuts and Stamps! Just imagine the fun you'll have creating with this stunning new collection!

Mother Goose Stickers

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Mother Goose Alphabet Stickers

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Mother Goose Chipboard Die-Cuts 1

Mother Goose Graphic 45 Sneak Peek Summer CHA 2013 Chipboard

Mother Goose Chipboard Die-Cuts 2

Mother Goose Graphic 45 Sneak Peek Summer CHA 2013 Chipboard

Mother Goose Cling Stamp 1

Mother Goose Graphic 45 Sneak Peek Summer CHA 2013 Stamp

Mother Goose Cling Stamp 2

Mother Goose Graphic 45 Sneak Peek Summer CHA 2013 Stamp

Mother Goose Cling Stamp 3

Mother Goose Graphic 45 Sneak Peek Summer CHA 2013 Stamp

Wasn't that beautiful?! We can't wait to see what you will all create with our new Mother Goose collection! We wanted to take a moment to give a quick Graphic 45 shout-out to all of our friends on the Graphic 45 Facebook page! If you want the latest news on Graphic 45 products, daily inspiration and a way to connect with your fellow G45ers and upload your Graphic 45 creations, check out the Graphic 45 Facebook page! Here is a dazzling Steampunk Spells altered clock that was recently uploaded to our Facebook page by Margaret Young! Isn't this dreamy?! We encourage you all to check out the Graphic 45 Facbeook page for fun and fabulous inspiration!

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Steampunk Spells altered clock Grpahic 45

And now it's time to discover some amazing summertime craft inspiration from our design team! We begin with this marvelous French Country altered watering can by Miranda Edney. This is such a great idea for summer home decor or a beautiful handmade gift! Here Miranda explains her inspiration behind this fabulous creation!

"Sometimes things just beg for you to alter them! And this one definitely did that! I had been surfing Pinterest the night before and saw one of these altered for the first time. The next morning I was grocery shopping and passed by one of these watering cans! And i just knew immediately French Country was a perfect match for it! I kept this pretty simplistic for me. And i am seriously in love with how it turned out! I lined the entire inside with papers as well, and then stuffed it full of spanish moss! The fussy cut sunflowers and a few rusty miniatures from my stash were the perfect match! I honestly had a blast making this!" -Miranda

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French Country: French Country

French Country: Sunflower

French Country: Bon Appetit

French Country: Provance

French Country : Patterns and Solids

Graphic 45 Staples: Keyhole, Key

May Arts Ribbon


Silver Chain

Cross Charm

Miniature rake and shovel

Flatback Pearls

Cream Paint

Frayed Burlap Distress Ink


We're continuing our 4th of July handmade home decor extravaganza with this stunning banner and tutorial by Denise Johnson! This is a really fun and easy creation that adds gorgeous vintage-inspired charm to any party! This is also the perfect craft to create with the whole family! Get the kids around the crafting table and have each one create their own flag to add to the banner! Then you'll have a stunning piece of home decor that the whole family helped to create! Follow along with Denise's fun tutorial to create one of your very own! Take it away, Denise!


"The French Country Collection of patterns & solids lend themselves so well to the old-fashioned, homey, Americana feel of this project. With a vintage vibe of mini ginghams, cheerful sunflowers and calico florals in patriotic color tones, a warm, nostalgia is realized with ease. This fun and patriotic banner is a festive, yet simple project to create for July decor and party fare. Pre-cut and gather the necessary pieces and invite the whole family to share in the creative fun! It’s a perfect project for party guests/children to craft and take home as party favors too. Cub Scouts can craft these to share at patriotic events or to welcome home a beloved soldier. So easy & cost effective, yet so many possibilities!!" -Denise


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Follow along with this fun video tutorial to create this beautiful 4th of July banner! Or follow along with the tutorial instructions provided below. Have fun!







This project is SO, super simple...but let me walk you through a quick tutorial to get the basics down.

1. First off you will need a few supplies...

Graphic 45- French Country 6 x 6 Patterns & Solids Paper Pad

May Arts ¼” blue silk ribbon

Distress Ink and Distressing Tool

Adhesive and cutting tools

Buttons, felt stars, bingo game pieces, etc...(any embellishments you choose to decorate the star fields of the flags)

Burlap, denim, muslin and lace scraps- torn or cut into strips

Jute rope or twine- cut to the desired length of your banner

Small wooden clothespins

2. Start by cutting the base pieces. I like to cut a good amount & a nice variety of patterns and solids. I pre-cut and distress,  then just go to town designing!  Below you will see the size and amount of pieces needed to create 1 flag piece.


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3. After your pieces are cut...distress them.


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4. Now it's assembly time...start with the blue star field piece. I adhere it with a temporary adhesive just along the top of the blue piece. I then adhere the middle stripe, positioning it along the bottom edge of the blue field piece. Then adhere the other 2 stripes, adjusting as needed to get equal spacing between all the stripes.


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5. Next you can decorate the star field. (use buttons, felt stars, brads, etc....whatever you may have handy!) I used a hand-cut star and bingo game pieces for this one. (you will also see a variety of other ideas below). Adhere desired embellishments into place. Be sure to use a strong adhesive as your banner will be hanging and the weight of items can sometimes cause them to fall off. A liquid glue (PVA, E6000) or hot glue works great. (Elmer’s white glue is a great option when working with kids...just be sure to give your pieces enough dry time before hanging).


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6. Cut a piece of jute or rope to the desired length of your banner. Tie knots 2-3 inches from each end. Gather up some wooden clothespins. Pin on each flag piece, spacing evenly between each one.


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7. Now grab your pile of fabric strips...I used denim, burlap, muslin and lace. I tore and cut them to approx. 1” x 10”-12”. Tie the strips in between each pinned on flag and at the ends of your banner. Add ribbons if desired. I used a few scraps of May Arts blue silk ribbon to add a pop of color here and there.


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8. Voila!! Hang and enjoy!!


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We hope you all enjoyed today's fun and fabulous Graphic 45 blog! We will have more gorgeous sneak peeks and craft inspiration to share with you on tomorrow's blog! Be sure to leave us a blog or Facebook comment today for your chance to win Mother Goose before it arrives in stores. We will announce 4 more randomly chosen winners tomorrow, along with more superb sneak peeks! It's going to be a fantastic day! We want to thank Miranda and Denise for their amazing work today! We wish you all a fabulous day and we hope to see you again tomorrow!


Happy Papercrafting!


Your Friends at Graphic 45





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I love the stamp sets they are just darling. The French Country watering can is fab too.

Absolutely love Mother Goose!!!
You guys just get better & better!!! X

the Mother Goose stamps are too cute! would love to add them to my stash...

this collection is so beautiful!!

EEEEEEEEEE, I love the new paper line Mother Goose.

Love the Mother Goose collection! Miranda's watering can is so beautiful.

I have been waiting for the perfect paper collection to make a baby book of me after I found my biological family and this is it!!! So perfect!!!!

Congrats to the winners!! LOVING this new collection, can't wait to play with it!!! Gorgeous creations today too!!!! Love them!!

Can't wait to get my hands on thees paper :)

The Mother Goose stamp collection is wonderful!Can't wait to try it for myself and to see what else is new.

L-O-V-E the new Mother Goose line! Absolutely fantastic as usual!! WOW!

Everything that goes with this collection is soooo cute!

Congrats to the winners and, once again, awesome projects today!

You've done it AGAIN! I love every bit of Mother Goose. Great projects, too!

what a great new collection!

I am in love with this flag banner! perfection! :)

This is adorable!!!

Loving the water can!!

Who wouldn't love Mother Goose! and even better in the typical G45 style! This collection is awesome!

Love the entire Mother Goose line!!!

It's like Christmas throughout the year when your company brings out its new releases!

I have a photo from a camping trip that the Humpty Dumpty chipboard would be perfect with. Another delightful collection. Thanks again.

Just love the watering can.

Mother Goose is adorable! Great new collection.

Another hit from Graphic 45. I expect no less and you do not disappoint. I love that you have the nursery ryhme verses on your stamp sets.

I want it!!

Loving the look of these stamps, can't wit to make lots of beautiful cards with these xxxx

I absolutely adore the new Mother Goose line :) I can't wait to start on baby books for my grandchildren <3

Love the Mother Goose collection, it will be perfect for scrapping our new grandson!!

Such a lovely collection. It brings back memories of my childhood Mother Goose book. I can't wait to get my hands on it!!!!

Wow. Just Wow. These stickers and die-cuts are out of this world!

More goodies to own with the wonderful new release!! More wonderful and creative projects from the DT, too...wowzers!!

the new Mother Goose line is fantastic and those flags are wonderful - those are going on my Pinterest page!! thanks for a chance to win.

The stamps are amazing! Love them!

Wow! The blog is over the top today! Loved the sneak peeks of Mother Goose...I'm hooked! (Wondering if the arrival of sweet baby Richard had anything to do with this design...hmmmm...) And the featured art pieces are divine...especially love the banner. How fun!

Loving it more every day! You guys rock!

Oh I love this new Mother Goose line, it is so beautiful!

The mother Goose Paper is too cool. It will be perfect to use in a project for my daughter who is working an inter urban Summer camp with children.

Wheweeeee! That is a page full of art-fantastic! Love it all!

Love these fabulously vintage images. Reminds me of the book from my childhood. Thanks for a chance to win!

Oh I just LOVE Mother Goose!!! Thanks for the awesome 4th of July banner too!

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