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July 05, 2013

Graphic 45 CHA Sneak Peeks Day 5: Mother Goose


Hello G45ers!

Happy Friday and welcome to another amazing day of sneak peeks here at Graphic 45! Get ready for fun and inspiration! We're going to give you an exclusive sneak peek at some gorgeous Mother Goose crafts from Diane's workshop! You are going to love the dreamy works of art that Diane and her team have been creating! We also have two breathtaking Bohemian Bazaar crafts to share with you! Plus we have more prize winners to announce from our Mother Goose "Win It Before You Buy It" contest! Today is your last chance to leave us a blog or Facebook comment for your chance to win Mother Goose before it arrives in stores! We are giving away a Mother Goose 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:

- Sara Tanner: Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the kings horses, and all the kings men. Couldn't have created a better design among them! LOL

- Kathleen Rimer: What a wonderful new collection! I love Mother Goose - thank you for bring such a great new collection to us, and HAPPY JULY 4TH TO YOU ALL!

From Facebook:

- ReNae Crabtree Allen
Jack and Jill went up the hill
To Fetch a Pail of water,
Jack fell down and Jill said
"You get the water, I'm heading to the craft store for some new G45 Mother Goose paper!" 

-Linda Stovall Sukla: Cannot wait for Mother Goose, what fun this will be!

Congratulations! Will today's winners please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize! G45ers, be sure to leave us your blog or Facebook comments today for your last chance to win Mother Goose before it arrives in stores! 

And now it's time for some glorious craft inspiration! As we prepare for CHA Summer in Las Vegas, Diane and her team have been hard at work to create amazing treasures for our booth! Here we have some gorgeous works of art from Diane's workshop! We begin with this adorable altered clock featuring Mother Goose! You can find clocks like these in many consignment shops,  thrift stores, garage sales or discount stores, such as  T.J. Maxx. It is so much fun to dress up an old object in your favorite Graphic 45 paper collection! This would look so amazing in a child's room! Just imagine the possibilities!

Mother Goose Graphic 45 Altered Clock sneak peek CHA Summer 2013

Next we have this bright and cheerful altered lamp that's all decked out in Mother Goose! You can see some beautiful uses of the new Mother Goose cardstock Flowers and Tags & Pockets embellishments! Just look at how all these delightful papers blend together to create a heartwarming treasure! Mother Goose is such a fun collection! We can't wait to see the amazing crafts that you G45ers will dream up!

Mother Goose Altered Lamp Graphic 45 CHA Summer 2013 sneak peek

Here we have an adorable Mother Goose storage drawer made from our Matchbook Boxes! This is another enchanting creation that would be perfect for a child's room! It would also make a fantastic gift! The Mother Goose cardstock Flowers look amazing on top of the box! There are so many ways to craft with Mother Goose to create your own breathtaking work of art!  In fact it is so fun and easy we have provided directions on how to make this project at home. 

Mother Goose Altered Drawer Graphic 45 sneak peek


Mother Goose Matchbook Drawers


3 8x8 Graphic 45 Matchbook boxes

1 Mother Goose ‘Checkers’

3 Mother Goose  ‘A Pocket of Posies’

1 Mother Goose ‘Storytime’

1 Mother Goose ‘Playful Postage’

1 Mother Goose ‘Spot On’

1 Metal Ornate Label Holder

1 Metal Brad

Black Satin Spray Paint, Adhesive

Start by spray painting the G45 Matchbook Boxes black. Hot glue the boxes together with the picture frame of the box facing up on all three boxes.  Make a pattern out of scrap paper for the drawer fronts, then cover with G45 red dots paper. Be sure to ink the edges of all the papers used with black. With G45 ‘Storytime’ paper, cut 3 strips of flower decorative trim and glue on front of each drawer. Cut out the words Twinkle, and Little Star, glue to center of drawer front. Adhere the G45 Metal Ornate Label Holder to front of each drawer over the words. 


Make a pattern for the side of the drawer set, then cover with G45 ‘A Pocketful of Posies’. Cut out the word strip ‘Mary had a little lamb’ from the G45 ‘Storytime’ sheet and cut in half using one section of the strip on each side. Cut out your choice of postage stamp from G45 ‘Playful Postage’ and adhere over the word strip on each side. For the picture frame on top make a pattern that wraps around the inside frame to cover the edges, then cover with G45 ‘Checkers’. Take a photo and enlarge to 1” larger than the frame size. Secure to heavy cardstock and center to inside of frame and glue in place. Punch out flowers from G45 ‘Mother Goose’ flower cardstock sheet and glue 3 flowers. Glue G45 Metal brads to center of each flower and glue in lower corner of frame.

And now some splendid inspiration from our Design Team! Bohemian Bazaar is one of our newest paper collections and it is full of dazzling colors and hypnotic designs! Here we have two amazing creations that feature this stunning new collection! We begin with this superb upside-down tag by Rhea Freitag! She used the Graphic 45 Regular Tag Album Staples and the gorgeous papers from Bohemian Bazaar to create this sunny work of art! Here is what she had to say about this terrific tag!

Bohemian_Bazaar_tag_Rhea_Freitag_Graphic 45 sneak peek 

"I love the inspiration I received after being given the prompt to create this tag upside down.  This simple exercise caused a new way of thinking about how I was going to design my tag.  I knew I had to create something with lots of dangles, so I made the upper part of the tag a bit simpler to keep it balanced.  The central image was cut out and glued on top of the base paper to create an added layer of dimension.  I can’t wait to see how these all look together!" -Rhea




Bohemian Bazaar 8x8 paper

Bohemian Bazaar Stickers

Bohemian Bazaar Chipboard

May Arts Ribbons

Ornate metal keys

Score Tape

Distress Ink: Peeled Paint

Next up is a very special creation by Denise Hahn. She took an ordinary mirror and turned it into a dazzling piece of home decor with Bohemian Bazaar! This is a perfect example of the amazing things you can do with this fabulous new paper collection! The finished altered mirror radiates with gorgeous colors and breathtaking designs! It is just perfect for adding cheer to any room of the house! Denise even included some easy instructions on how you could make your own Bohemian Bazaar altered mirror! Take it away, Denise!

"Recently I went on a little thrift store shopping trip on the lookout for something to alter. I came across this wooden mirror. I am pretty sure from the looks of it, that this was someones High School Shop project! I imagine this kid has grown up and moved on and Mom just decided it was time to go! So I have breathed new life into it with some Bohemian Bazaar! Okay so my goal on this project was to practice restraint! Bohemian Bazaar has such vibrant colors and patterns-you don’t need to do too much!" -Denise


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Cut 2x2 squares from Graphic 45 Bohemian Bazaar 8x8 pad

Lay out on your piece you want to alter

Use a piece of tracing paper to make a template for any curvy edges

Run squares through a Xyron Create A Sticker or Xyron Creative Station

Adhere to piece

I used Scor-Tape and Martha Stewart Fine Glitter to embellish the inside

Attach Petaloo Textured Layers Flowers Amber with Hot Glue


Now that we've got you inspired by Bohemian Bazaar, we wanted to take one more quick announcement! We wanted to let you all know about the Graphic 45 July craft challenge! This is a wonderful opportunity to get creative with Bohemian Bazaar! Read all the details below for your chance to win a a wonderful Graphic 45 prize pack!


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We hope you all had a great time exploring today's special blog! Remember to leave us a blog or Facebook comment today for your chance to win Mother Goose before it arrives in stores. Winners will be announced on Monday, along with more amazing Graphic 45 new collection sneak peeks and contests! You wont want to miss out! Huge thanks to Diane's workshop, Rhea and Denise for their splendid work today! Come on back and see us very soon for more fabulous inspiration and fun! We wish you all a happy Friday and a great weekend!


Happy Papercrafting!


Your Friends at Graphic 45


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I love the mirror project. I'm waiting for Bohemian Bazaar paper to become available where I live so I can do something similar with a 5 1/2 foot pegged shelf which I will use as a coat rack in the entrance of my condo.

aww, always so hard to buy your papers in Germany! But I try and have some ideas with the Basar, I love everything Boho! Hugs, baerbel

Always great new papers and inspiration galore. That's why I love G45

love both of these new lines pf paper and embellishments - such creative uses!!

I don't see the winners lol love the projects today yeahhhh xxx

Amazing Projects !!!! Love the mirror

The Mother Goose projects are wonderful, I especially love the lamp and book.

Fantastic! Love the mirror!

Wonderful creations :) Love that mirror!

Bohemian Bazaar....very colorful!

I love all of these projects but boy oh boy, that altered Bohemian Mirror is breath taking! I would love to get hold of these papers I have things that need altering and this collection would be perfect.

Thank you for all the inspiration.

Jan xxx

Love the new papers! Can't wait to get my hands on them to start crafting!! So many possibilities! I Already have ideas galore! Hurry hurry I need new papers now!

Stunning projects! Love all the new lines. I can't wait to start playing with them.

These are beautiful. Amazing. Can't wait for this collection to hit the stores.

These are all gorgeous!! WOW WOW WOW!!! That mirror is AMAZING!!

Lovely projects! I picked up Bohemien Bazarr at LS Monday. I am still admiring it but am thinking I need to go thriftiness after that mirror!

The vibrancy of the Bohemian collection feeds my imagination. And the Mother Goose collection strokes my nostalgic soul. Love them both!

I think your forgot to list the winners! Nevertheless, I think this line of papers are so colorful and attractive and that is what I like about all your lines!

I love the collection so much!

I am blown away by the creativity here. Bringing new live to old items is always fun and these projects prove how easily it can be done...with just some imagination.

Tasteful perfection in every collection!

I LOVE the clock! Marvelous projects...can't wait to get the Mother Goose Collection!!

What fabulous projects!! These new releases are amazing!!

Great projects! I can't wait for the new line to come out.

I want to do a Mother Goose mirror!

Graphic 45 thank you so much for choosing my name today! I am sooo grateful and can hardly wait to receive Mother Goose! Congrats to all the other winners - I know you must be excited as I am.

wow these are great projects..thanks for sharing

Love the new design series. Love the projects. WANT TO WIN!!!!

Mother Goose is such a great line! Very creative and imaginative. I will be happy when it is available for purchase.

Mother Goose would be just what the Dr. ordered to recuperate with from Knee Replacement Surgery! Awesome, awesome, awesome!!!

Great projects with the Mother Goose papers. Can't wait to get them!

..humpty dumpty sat on a wall -- and enjoyed this new collection..

lovely works of art. just when i think i like one, i see another .... bravo design team, outstanding work

A fabulous crafting time is in store
using such a cute collection which we adore.
Graphic 45 you have done it again
will be counting the days to go shopping and than...
my pocketbook will be much lighter you see
when I come home with this new collection for me.

thank you for all the lovely ideas.

Mother Goose collection is a dream come true for this crafting gramma. Would love to win!

I love the creativity that the Graphic 45 paper brings out in everybody. I do have one question though. Do you put a sealer on the boxes, lamps, clocks, that you craft?

What fun the projects are! And I adore the paper collection. Please pick me!

I love all the project but Love the Mother Goose projects and paper. Can't wait to get them. Graphic 45 you are the best

Love all the wonderful projects today. The mirror is just fabulous. Great idea.
Inspiring Friday!!

You have certainly picked the most talented artists for your design team! I am impatiently awaiting the Mother Goose release.

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