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October 15, 2013

Graphic 45 Sneak Peeks Day 2: Couture

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Hello G45ers,

The sneak peek extravaganza continues today as we share the gorgeous Stickers, Chipboard Die-Cuts and Cling Stamps from our new Couture collection! We are thrilled that you're joining us for another fantastic day of fun! Today we're celebrating in style by offering you another chance to Win It Before You Buy It! Be sure to leave us a blog or Facebook comment today for your chance to win a $25 Couture prize before it arrives in stores! Plus we have a beautiful holiday home decor tutorial by Olga Struk to share with you today! Let the fun begin!

It's time to announce our 4 winners from yesterday's "Win It Before You Buy It" contest for Couture! Today's winners will receive a Couture 8x8 paper pad, Chipboard Die-Cut, Sticker set and cardstock Tags & Pockets! And the winners are...

From the Blog:

-Lynda Gadd: "Drop dead gorgeous!!! Want to do a mini book in this of my mom growing up!!!"

-Roberta Lollis: "O my these are beautiful papers and would love to win them.."

From Facebook

-John-Paula Calvanico: ""Ah yes, another line to add to my enormous collection."

-Cheryl Pruitt: "This is a wonderful line - love the rich colors!"

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 November. Stay tuned to tomorrow's blog for more sneak peeks and prize winner announcements! And now it's time to feast your eyes on more stunning products from our brand new Couture collection! Behold the beautiful Stickers, Chipboard Die-Cuts and Cling Stamps! 

Couture Stickers

  Couture stickers 150 dpi

Couture Alphabet Stickers

Couture alphabet stickers 150 dpi

Couture Chipboard Die-Cut 1

Couture chipboard tags 1 150 dpi

Couture Chipboard Die-Cut 2

Couture chipboard tags 2 150 dpi

Couture Stamp 1

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 Couture Stamp 2

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Couture Stamp 3

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Wasn't that beautiful, G45ers?! We can't wait to see the amazing crafts you'll create with Couture! And now it's time for some splendid holiday inspiration. This is the perfect project for crafting on a budget. Behold Olga's beautiful handmade napkin rings featuring our 12 Days of Christmas collection! These are just perfect for adding festive color to your holiday table! Plus this project offers you a great way to utilize your Graphic 45 paper scraps! You can follow along with Olga's fun tutorial or click on the link below to download the tutorial. Have a great time getting in the holiday spirit with this fun and fabulous holiday craft! Take it away, Olga!

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Supplies:

Here is a downloadable tutorial link for Olga's wonderful napkin rings. You can also follow along with the tutorial below to recreate this beautiful craft for your holiday home decor. Have fun!

Download Napkin rings Tytorial

Tutorial:

There are many ways to decorate such rings using empty rolls. This is how I decorated them.

How utilize scraps of paper.

                                                                    You will need an empty foil roll.

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                        You need to divide it into required number of sections and mark them with a pencil.

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Cut along the lines with a craft knife

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Smooth the edges using Stampin' Sanding Block

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Apply double-sided tape on the entire rings surface.

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 Cut many strips of paper. Here you are able to use your scraps of paper.

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Glue down strips on the rings. While gluing down you will need to leave some space between the strips.

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The space between paper strips is sticky due to double sided tape. Sprinkle some embossing powder in these spaces. The powder will stick only to places where there is double-sided tape.

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                                                        Heat embossing powder with the heat gun.

            If you can not do embossing you may fill in the empty spaces with paint liner or liquid pearls.

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                                    Apply glossy accents or any glossy or 3D medium to paper strips.

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If you wish you may add the embellishments of your choice.

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Cut solid colored strip of paper and attach it inside the ring using double-sided tape.

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Now we have a nice decoration for our table.

As our napkin ring is covered with embossing powder and glossy accents it is protected against moisture and soiling and will last s long time.

We hope you all had a lot of fun on today's very special blog! We will have more gorgeous sneak peeks to share with you on tomorrow's blog. Don't forget to leave us a blog or Facebook comment today for your chance to win that Couture prize pack. We will announce 4 more randomly chosen winners tomorrow! Big thanks to Olga for her beautiful holiday creation today! And many thanks to all of you G45ers for joining us. We hope you'll stop by and see us tomorrow. Have a fantastic day!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45

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So elegant, so lovely! Can't wait to create something wonderful!

Stunning!

Stunning !! Stunning !! Stunning !! 'Couture' stamps are Stunning !!

The second day of G45's sneak peek for Couture is even better than the first. I absolutely love the stamps and can't wait to create with them. Thanks for the great tutorial from Olga for how to create napkin rings using scraps from the 12 Days of Christmas paper. They are fantastic!

Another chance? Wonderful!!! Love the napkin rings!

Even more reasons to love this collection, the stamps!

ooh la la designs in this collection, mahalo for the op to win.

Oh I love this line!!! Can't wait to use it to alter a box. Thanks for chance to win!
Hugz
Pam

I love this new collection. Just my style

I am utterly in love with this collection. I want to make my oldest sister a mini album with it. The stamps are divine, so original! The fonts are spectacular!

Wow love to make creations with this stunning papers and chipboard elements and the stamps are fab too! Beautiful creations from Olga, love the idea of that napkin ring!
Have a nice day!
Hugs Maia

loving the colours of Couture. The stamps are awesome too!

Love those stamps!!!

oh my...absolutely stunning!!

Couture is amazing I love the stamps and creating with them they give you so many opitions card making scrapping and best of all mixed media projects what else can I say other than love love graphic45

Love the stamps! What a pretty line.

This line just gets better! Can't wait.

This is to die for collection! Love the stamps, the die-cuts, the paper - all of it. thanks.

Amazing collection!

Such beautiful colors, can't wait to get some of this paper collection :)

With g45 products one can do just about anything ... they're THAT GOOD.

This new Couture collection is so beautiful!

Awesome napkin holders. I would so love to win some of this Couture collection. The stamps are just to die for. So great for tags and embellishing cards. I love the color combo of the papers too!

Love those napkin rings and I can't wait to get my hands on those fabulous couture stamps ...Eeeeek!

I love colors in the new collection! I have a cigar box begging to be re-fashioned with this paper!

Absolutely gorgeous line.. would really love to win.

Love the Couture collection and stamps! I am totally addicted to stamps.

Yet another must have collection.

OMG - what gorgeous stickers, die cuts and stamps - I want it all.

So elegant.

Thanks for the sneak peeks.

Cheers
Trina

Couture is so beautiful, I love all the vintage ladies and shoes, I have a project I have been saving for that special G45 paper, I already know this is the collection I will use for it. The napkin ring is so pretty and creative.

The new courture stamps are beautiful and I must have them, thanks again G45.

Love the paper! Beautiful cards and napkin rings- the possibilities are endless!!!

simply elegant - the stamps are a must have!

Love it! Can't wait to purchase!

Totally Beautiful projects!!

Those Couture acrylic stamps are FABULOUS!!!!

Beautiful collection!

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