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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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You have surpassed yourselves this time G45, this is an incredibly lovely collection. Just my type of thing!! Loved the napkin rings, will have to try that!

This line is gorgeous!! Thanks for a chance to win some!

it just gets better & better.... love the
colors in this package. Can't wait to
get my hands on these.

Everything in this line is a I got to have :)

What a stunning collection!

I love this elegant collection! And Coco Chanel quote is so well fitting. Truly well done!

What a detailed project! Love the new papers!!! The stamps rock!

Beautiful collection; look forward to
creating with it.

Another gorgeous collection. You never cease to amaze!!!

The stamp sets are simply fabulous!
Love Olga's napkin ring/place card holder. Such a clever way to scraps and everyday things we would otherwise throw away.

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS COLLECTION.
I WANT,WANT, WANT THIS COLLECTION. I NEED, NEED, NEED THIS COLLECTION.

Beautiful stickers and tags! The stamps are to die for ♥

Great tutorial and wonderful collection!

love the stamps. so very nice. dianna naugle

Love the new Couture line! Can't wait to play with it. Thanks for the chance to win!

Stunning, absolutely stunning!!!

oh my, i'm in love with the stampset n°3
it's so ofter my fancy.. love it!

Love the stamps and die cuts that go along with the " Couture " collection... !

YIPPEE!

Love the stamps too!

The chipboard is to die for (no pun intended!). Really looking forward to this release.

Love the new collection! Can't wait to play with it!!

Wow - that collection could be used for all kinds of occasions! Love it!

Gotta have those Couture stamps!

Coco missed it by one: "A girl should be three things: Classy, Fabulous and the owner of truckloads of Graphic 45 goodies in her craft room"!!!

Love these gorgeous papers! I can't wait to make a mini album!

I'm loving eveything about this line!! So beautiful!!!!

I won yipeeeee!!!! My daughter is looking at me like I'm crazy cuz I'm screaming!

Oh my, those stamps are just divine!!! Well look at that napkin rings, what a great idea :)

Awesome new collection. LOVE the stamp sets. Wonderful tutorial too.

Patiently waiting for this to arrive in the store!!!

Excellent, Fabulous, Gorgeous. Another must have. I know just the projects to make with these papers. Would love to win.......

gorgeous collection and great tutorial.

This collection is so gorgeous. I can't wait for it to be available. Thanks for the tutorial. I want to try this.

This line is truly "FAB"! I've got to have this one!

Ilove fashion related papers.I'm still drooling from yesterday's preview.I'd be so excited to win this.

This is an awesome cardstock stack. And the stamps are simply yummy! Can't wait to see what's next.

The collection has just become more beautiful. The embellishments are gorgeous. I love those stamps.

I really love this collection! G45 did it again!!

What a great idea for the napkin rings!

Love this collection! Couture will be so fun to create with!

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