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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

Couture-cling stamps-01

 Couture Stamp 2

Couture-cling stamps-02

Couture Stamp 3

Couture-cling stamps-03

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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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


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.



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


Cut along the lines with a craft knife



Smooth the edges using Stampin' Sanding Block


Apply double-sided tape on the entire rings surface.


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



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






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.



                                                        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.



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



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



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




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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This collection is SO me! I just love the art deco period!

Oooh those stamps are must haves along with everything else in the collection!

Love the napkin rings, so clever!

The images and colors in the Couture line are fabulous! Thank you G45!

What nice stamps to the wonderful collection. I could see me using them for Mixed Media and ATC cards.

Beautiful creations by the DT! OMG! Those stamps! I must have them!

Loving the chipboard and stamps! Mind racing with possibilities; hope I'm a winner!

I love that you include stamps with your collections. So many design possibilities!

Love the stamps! So elegant!

The stamps are gorgeous! The tutorial for the napkin rings was great inspiration for the holiday table. Thanks.

love the projects and anything G45 :)

The chipboards look fab...and I NEED those stamps!!!

Wonderful new collection but I can't keep up lol! Love the napkin rings!

wonderful collection of colors... a want to have..

потрясающий МК!!!

That is such a pretty napkin ring. Love the heat embossing in between idea.
Beautiful collection. The colours are simply gorgeous and jewel like. And the stamps are amazing! So elegant
Thanks for sharing! :)

Beautiful project Olga!! Congrats to winners!! I so love this Couture collection. Love those chipboard pieces. Love the designs, colors. Love everything!!

the line is fantastic but the stamps are way overboard gotta buy those too!!!

Wow! Thats amazing- I love re- using household items
Thank you- for showing us
The couture collection is stunning!

Love the stamps! Can't wait to use them. This series is so beautiful. Well done G45!

Wow this paper line is stunning, can't wait....... You are tourcring me. Please get it out to us soon? If I don't win it please Santa bring it to me.

I am definitely doing the napkin holder project for thanksgiving and Christmas! G45 has so many neat ideas. I'm inspired.

This is a really awesome line, thanks for all the great ideas every day

The tutorial was great. Love this line.

Gorgeous line!!! I NEED Couture!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Stunning collection.....

Really beautiful line I can't wait to design.


another fabulous collection- would love to win!

This is a wonderful line of paper. Another success.

These are awesome!!!

I will be using the table decorations idea.
Beautiful and elegant collection, it reminds me of my grandmothers pictures.

Love it all so much! Need it all!

What a great project. I absolutely love the 12 Days of Chritmas collection.
This new Couture line is incredible

I can imagine what I'll do with this wonderful line

the hand made napkin rings are gorgeous and a great idea--i guess the tag could be a place card, too! wonderful idea! I may just have to make some!!! :-)

I think this may be my favorite paper so far! I am new to Graphic 45 and have fallen hard over the paper and chipboard! I already have the materials to make the Centerpieces designed by Annette Green and now I am going to have to make these napkin rings! You are keeping be very busy.... and I love it! Thanks!

love the stamps!

Totally chic collection...I MUST have it!

Thanks for the tutorial. I'm going to get busy making some for this Christmas. They're cute. Love Couture Stamp 3.

The couture stamps are fabulous. The other embellishments are great but the stamps really stand out. Love the napkin rings. I'll be making those for my holiday dinners.

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