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July 03, 2013

Graphic 45 CHA Sneak Peeks Day 3: Mother Goose


Hello G45ers,

The sneak peek fun continues today as we share 6 more gorgeous papers from our new Mother Goose collection! Your imagination is going to be swimming with ideas when you see these adorable new designs! The Graphic 45 blog is the first place to get these exclusive sneak peeks! Today we're giving you a front row seat to our latest and greatest new releases! We begin this amazing day by announcing our 4 "Win It Before You Buy It" contest winners! We are giving away 4 Mother Goose prize packs every day during our sneak peeks! You could win a Mother Goose 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 Mother Goose on tomorrow's blog! And our randomly chosen winners from yesterday are...

From the Blog:

-Melissa Merritt: "Those stamps are just great. I'm loving this collection. The flag banner looks amazing."

-Carol Greenwald: "So cute! Can't wait for it. Thanks for the chance to win."

From Facebook:

-Maxine Keller: "Would make a beautiful mini album for my son who is starting full time school in September. Stunning designs as always xxxx"

-Carla Rioux: "Once again, you guys have outdone yourselves! I can not wait to start my cards!!! Beautiful."

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 beautiful papers from Mother Goose! Just imagine the amazing creations you will make with this stunning new collection!

"Humpty Dumpty"



"A Pocketful of Posies"



"Playful Postage"



"Sunshine Stripe"



"Twinkle Little Star"



"Little Boy Blue"



And now it's time for some gorgeous craft inspiration! We thought it would be fun to share come fun ideas for altered art boxes! Here we have a breathtaking French Country altered box by Nichola Battilana. This box has such a whimsical and vintage-inspired look! Altered boxes make perfect home decor! They also are great for heartfelt handmade gifts! Have a look at this superb box and imagine creating one for yourself or someone you love with your favorite Graphic 45 collection!

French_Country_altered_matchbox_Graphic45_Nichola_Battilana_gift, home decor

This is such a clever way to use the Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Keys! Nichola used them as legs for this beautiful box! They add even more charm and elegnace to this wonderful creation!






French Country  Rendezvous

French Country Montage

French Country Chipboard 2
French Country Tags & Pockets
French Country Stickers

A Ladies' Diary La Gazette

Graphic 45 Staples:

Small Matchbook Box

Stamped Metal Brads

Ornate Metal Label Holder
Ornate Metal Keys

Black ribbon

Star tinsel
Gold star brad





With the 4th of July just around the corner, we thought it would be fun to share some more beautiful ideas for 4th of July home decor! Here we have a marvelous altered box by Maria Cole. This is such a splendid way to add some pizazz to your 4th of July decorating! Follow along with Maria's fun and informative tutorial to create this festive box! Celebrate in style with Graphic 45! Take it away, Maria!


When I daydreamed ideas for my 4th of July project, I went straight to my Place In Time paper pads for inspiration! I love the beach theme on the July Cut Outs page and immediately thought of making a kite using both the 12” x 12” and 8” x 8” designs. I also wanted to use one of Graphic 45’s altered matchbook boxes for this project because they are such a great starting point for creativity! Most real-life kites have a hollow frame, so I ended up using just the lid for this project. It truly gives the matchbook box a more lightweight, airy feel—just like a real kite! To finish off my project, I made a tail of cascading chipboard pieces and even a quick little mini using a tag from my regular tag album. If you have some fishing line at home, you can display this in your craft room to look just like a real kite! Have fun and enjoy!









Overall note: Ink the edges of all papers that you trimmed and fussy cut with Vintage Photo Distress Ink before adhering.




Graphic 45 Paper:

Place In Time 12” x 12” July Foundation

Place In Time 12” x 12” July Cut Outs

Place In Time 8” x 8” July Foundation

Place In Time 8” x 8” July Cut Outs

Graphic 45 Embellishments:

8x8 Matchbook Box

Place In Time Alphabet Stickers

Place In Time Stickers

Place In Time Tags 2

Regular Tag Album

Ornate Metal Door Plate and Knob

Ornate Metal Door Pulls

Ornate Metal Keys

Alphabet Sticker Staples

Additional Products:

4’ gold, 2’ red, 6” blue May Arts ribbon

Core’dinations Triumphant Red

Core’dinations Bon Voyage

Core’dinations Crème Brulee

Petaloo Darjeeling flowers

Embossing folder of your choice

                                                                        Prima mini roses - white


Step 1: Remove base from your 8x8 Altered Matchbook Box and set aside. Ink all edges of your matchbook box lid with brown ink.




Step 2: Take your red Core’dinations paper and cut (4) pieces that measure 1 3/8” x 8 3/8”, (2) pieces that measure 1 7/8” x 8 3/8”, and (1) 3 7/8” x 2.75”. Take the (4) 1 3/8” x 8 3/8” pieces and adhere to the front of your lid.




Step 3: Take your blue Core’dinations paper and cut a 8.25” x 8.25” square. Adhere to the back of your lid.




Step 4: Locate your 8” x 8” Place In Time July Foundation and cut out a 5 3/8” x 5 3/8” square from the center.



Step 5a: Attach Ornate Metal Door Plate and Knob to July Foundation paper, then adhere to red paper. Step 5b: Adhere Ornate Metal Door Pulls and mini roses to top and bottom corners. Adhere blue Petaloo flower to Door Plate.




Step 6a: Locate your 12” x 12” July Foundation paper. Fussy cut “July” with the flourish and cherries; fussy cut the smaller flourish and cherries. Optional: apply Glossy Accents to cherries. Step 6b: Fussy cut (2) parts of the border. Step 6c: Use your regular tag album to trace a tag shape, then cut out.




Step 7a: Using your leftover July Foundation paper, cut a 5” x 1” strip. Make dovetail cuts on both ends, then fold to create a banner shape. Apply Place In Time stickers. Step 7b: Trim one of your borders to 2 7/8” long and apply Place In Time stickers. Step 7c: Take your 12” x 12” July Cut Outs paper and cut out all images, borders, and tags.




Step 8: Arrange additional Petaloo flowers, “Cheery Greetings” tag, seagull stamp, fussy cut flourishes, and blue border cut into (3) 4” long pieces per photo.



Step 9a: Locate white Core’dinations paper and cut a 8.25” x 8.25” square. Locate 8” x 8” July Cut Outs, flip over to reveal solid colors, and adhere to white paper. Step 9b: Attach Place In Time stickers and blue ribbon to tag with blue border. Step 9c: Arrange all pieces in photo then adhere using foam dots.




Step 10: Place 8” x 8” July Cut Outs paper inside lid and adhere. Easiest step so far!




Step 11a: Take (1) tag from your regular tag album and trim (2) borders to fit the tag. Take 3 7/8” x 2.75” red paper and emboss. Adhere borders and red paper, then attach image of kids with foam dots. Place 6” of gold ribbon through cherry chipboard button and adhere. Tie red ribbon around binder ring. Step 11b: For reverse side of tag, find remaining blue paper, cut a 3 7/8” x 2.75” piece, and emboss. Trim border to fit and adhere. Attach “liberty” image with foam dots and adhere shell stamp.




Step 12: Punch hole through “A bicycle built for two” tag. Attach July 4th sticker and insert through binder ring.




Step 13a: Punch hole into top center of postcard. Adhere “Happy Birthday” Place In Time sticker and alphabet letters “USA”. Step 13b: Flip postcard over and adhere border. Attach lady & gentleman image with foam dots and slip “Celebrate” ticket sticker behind.




Step 14a: Locate the tag you traced and adhere “Home Run” tag, turtle stamp, border and “July 4th” sticker. Attach lady image with foam dots. Step 14b: Flip tag over and adhere tag, crab stamp, and “July” border. Attach lady image with foam dots.




Step 15: Tie 12” of gold ribbon to “Souvenir” chipboard tag and 10” of gold ribbon to lady chipboard tag. Tie 2’ of gold ribbon to tag album binder ring.



Step 16: Pierce a hole in the top and bottom corners of your lid. Take gold ribbon with attached pieces from Step 15 and tie through the hole you punched in the bottom corner. Tie a red ribbon between gold ribbon and matchbook box. Use fishing line through top hole so you can hang your kite.




We've got one more special treat for you G45ers today! Clare Charvill of our Design Team is being featured on today's Papercrafters Library blog! Here is a sneak peek of the beautiful Steampunk Spells project that she created for today's fun feature! Hop on over to the Papercrafters Library blog to see this amazing creation in its entirety! You're going to love it!


CHA & Papercrafters Library Clare Charvill Steampunk Spells Altered Art Pic 2

That's all for today, G45ers! Thank you all so much for stopping by! Big thanks to Nichola, Maria and Clare for their amazing work today! Don't forget 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 winners along with more fabulous sneak peeks on tomorrow's blog! It's going to be so much fun! Come on back and see us! We wish you all a beautiful day!

Happy Papercrafting,

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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Amazingly beautiful craft work! These new papers are irresistible!!

very very nice paper, i want!, i want!
many project with paper

Awesome projects ...just what you would expcet with Graphic 45 products !!

I love this whole collection now the hard part is waiting for it to be released.

Beautiful projects, every one of them. And that Mother Goose collection. Just lovely!

wow! love the new collection! love the projects!

Love the 4th of July project. Mother Goose? Awesome.

I'm so excited about this set, I can't wait to purchase it!!! Thanks for a chance to win.

Such lovely papers - I can't wait to be able to bvuy them here! Great projects today too - I would never have thought of using keys for legs, but they work so well!

that's amazing. love all these wonderful projects !!!

WOW!! So pretty!!!

Such gorgeous projects today! LOVE them all!! And I CAN NOT wait for this collection!! LOOKS AMAZING!!!!

Great tutorial, love the box.
Loving the paper.....Humpty Dumpty is by far my fav :-)

This new collection! Love the colors and that it is so gender neutral. And it is just do "happy"! Also, thanks for posting those projects. Such talent out there.

Such lovely papers! So perfect for preschool layouts an cards for baby showers.

I've just gotta have this!!!! Can't seem to find any Mother Goose paper anywhere else!!!!!!!

Simply amazing is this line of paper. I love it. Thank you for a chance to win it.

I so have plans for a mini with this paper!

Wonderful! Have been looking for images to make children's cards. these
are perfect.

So many lay outs in my head for this wonderful paper! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win this!

So graphic 45 once again nails it with such a fantastic collection. So many ideas forming on what I would like to do with allof that!

Fantastic collection! And thanx for the tutorial!

Love the new papers!

Winning the paper would be wonderful. Looks like a great collection for children's cards. Beautiful artwork and inspiration as well.

I absolutely love the Mother Goose paper.
Thanks for the chance to win this.

I just got the door knob and plate and was wondering what to do with it! Thanks for the inspiration!

What a fantastic blog today!! and I LOVE the horizontal rows of Mother Goose stamps paper, though they are all good!

childhood and storybook...just my cup of memories xo

'KEY LEGS??!!??' That's why I'm not on the design team!!....I never would have thought of using them for that!! lol

this website never ceases to amaze me, I just wish I had more time for my crafts...........:(

Great tutorial, love the paper line!

I am always amazed at what people do with G45 ! Everything is so wonderful.

WOW!!! What a FANTASTIC tutorial & the key leg matchbox! So in love with the new Mother Goose collection. You have again outdone yourselves.

Amazing new collection!

Lovely collection! Would be great for a little childs first album!

I love these new papers, thanks so much for the chance to win!

It just keeps getting better and better. I love the prints. Simple, yet fun!! These all coordinate wonderfully. Another winner G45!!! YOU ROCK!

Truly an amazing work of art!Absolutely love the new collection.Can't wait to get my hands on it!

I can't wait to get my hands on this amazing Mother Goose line! Baby books, baby books, here I come!

...just so blasted cute....

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