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October 16, 2013

Graphic 45 Sneak Peeks Day 3: Couture

Couture Sneak Peek Graphic 45 Blog New Collection
Hello G45ers,

Get ready for some fancy fun with more amazing sneak peeks of our new Couture collection! We are having such a great time this week getting to share an exclusive first look at this stylish new collection. Today we're going to share 6 more gorgeous papers from Couture. Plus we have 4 more winners to announce from yesterday's Win It Before You Buy It contest. You have another opportunity to win a $25 Couture prize pack! Just leave us a blog or Facebook comment today for your chance to win. More winners will be announced on tomorrow's blog along with more amazing sneak peeks! We also have a fabulous Steampunk Spells home decor project and tutorial by Annette Green to share with you today. We are going to have so much fun! Lets begin with our winners from yesterday's contest!

Today's winners will receive a Couture 8x8 paper pad, Chipboard Die-Cut, Sticker sheet and cardstock Tags & Pockets! And the winners are...

From the Blog:

-Aleta Chrisman: "This new line reminds me of my mother. She sewed most of her clothes in the styles shown on your papers. She was always so elegant."

-Vicki Chow: "Patiently waiting for this to arrive in the store!!!"

From Facebook

-Nichele Snyder: "I'm just in love with the lady on Couture Stamp 3. And the stickers. Ohh, I love the stickers!"

-Katie Sterry: "Have I told you lately that I just love you guys!! (Ladies ; )) you keep making them, we'll keep.obsessing! Haha."

Congratulations! Will today's winners please email us with your shipping information at [email protected] 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 for more breathtaking sneak peeks from Couture. Here are 6 more gorgeous papers from this elegant new collection! 


7. style frt 150 dpi

7. style bck 150 dpi


8. classy frt 150 dpi

8. classy bck 150 dpi


9. fabulous frt 150 dpi

9. fabulous bck 150 dpi


10. accessorize frt 150 dpi

10. accessorize bck 150 dpi


11. elegant frt 150 dpi

11. elegant bck 150 dpi


12. stunning frt 150 dpi

12. stunning bck 150 dpi

Wasn't that beautiful, G45ers! We are so excited to see all the incredible crafts you'll create with Couture! And now it's time for some splendid Halloween inspiration featuring our fun Steampunk Spells collection! Here we have these adorable tea light holders by Annette Green. This is such a fabulous idea for festive Halloween home decor! It's a great way to add color and cheer to your holiday. It's also a great project if you're crafting on a budget!  Annette even created a step-by-step tutorial so you can create these darling crafts for yourself! Have fun getting creative with Steampunk Spells. Take it away, Annette!

"I love it when a project serves a dual purpose. These fun little Steampunk Spells decorations are not only great for putting out at Halloween time with their battery-operated flickering tea-lites, but they also serve as a treat holder which would make a really great party favor. I’ve added a pocket to the back of each one, big enough to hold a gift card or a flat candy bar. These were so fun and easy to make! The tea-lites can be found at dollar stores or WalMart which is where I found mine." -Annette 

Steampunk-Spells-Tea-Lite-Treat-Holder-Graphic45-Annette-Green-Halloween, home decor, tutorial






Steampunk Spells 12 x 12 papers

Steampunk Spells 6 x 6 patterns & solids papers

Black chipboard

Battery powered tea-lites

Dies: fence and pediment, Tim Holtz

Copper brads

Black ink

Foam tape

Thick tacky glue



Here is Annette's fun and easy tutorial! It's so great! Enjoy creating this festive piece for your Halloween home decor! 



1. Cut 8 three-inch circles from black chipboard. Cut each in half.



2. Layer 4 halves together using strong glue for a total of four sets.



3. Cut four black chipboard pieces 3 x 5 ½ inches.



4. Cut Steampunk Spells paper 3 x 5 ½, adhere to chipboard, ink edges with black ink, then adhere half circles to fronts.



5. Detail photo shows how the half circles are adhered. Use a thick tacky glue for a strong hold.



6. Die cut four fences from patterns & solids. Ink edges with black ink.



7. Adhere fences to half circles. Then cut apart the faces and adhere to each.



8. Die cut pediments from black chipboard and adhere to the tops of each piece with Scor-Tape. Cut apart names of the “faces”, matte with cardstock, ink edges and add copper brads. Adhere the names with foam tape.



9. These are the tea lights from WalMart. They bases are black and the flame is orange when lit.



10. Each light sits down inside the half circle base nicely. The tea lights can be lifted out easily to turn them on and off.



11. If you like, you can make your decoration into treat holders. Here I’ve shown two ideas. One is a library pocket style which would hold a gift card nicely. The other is larger and has more room to hold a thin candy bar.



12. For the candy bar holder, cut a piece of patterns & solids paper of your choice 4” wide x 3” high. Score around three sides: ¼ inch, then again at ½ inch. Cut away the two bottom corners. Then fold inward on the score lines.



13. When folded in, you’ll have this open box. Add a bit of Scor-Tape to hold it together then more Scor-Tape to adhere it to the back of the decoration.





We've got one more special treat for you G45ers today! Nichola Battilana of our Design Team is being featured on today's Papercrafters Library blog! Here is a sneak peek of the beautiful Typography 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!




We hope you all had a lot of fun exploring today's sneak peeks and crafts. There's more amazing sneak peeks in store for you tomorrow, along with more prize winner announcements and craft inspiration. Be sure to leave us a blog of Facebook comment today for your chance to win that wonderful Couture prize pack! Big thanks to Annette and Nichola for their gorgeous work today. We hope to see you again tomorrow for more inspiration and fun. Have a wonderful day, G45ers!


Happy Papercrafting!


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LOVE "Accessorize" paper; have pics of my 80 year old cousin with those items; very classy lady.

Too, too beautiful!!! Perfect for a vintage journal idea I'm working on. Please pick me!!!

Just Divine!

I love the patterns paper. I wanted to be a fashion designers when I was young.

Just beautiful. Awesome projects.

As always great creations and I LOVE the new Couture collection! Just gorgeous!!

What gorgeous papers!!!!
You guys amaze me!!!

Reminds me so much of my family's pictures! Especially my Aunt Ada and her stylish hats! Precious memories!

Another must have!


I LOVE THIS BLOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

More lovely papers and stamps and wonderful projects.

Stunning is right!!!

Fabulous. A world of fussy cutting.

These papers are incredibles, I love all. i want to do my life line with them

Totally in love with the Couture papers. I can make so many amazing cards with these!

This collection is stunning! I'd love to alter a mirror for my daughter's room with Couture...

Love the new Couture collection. Great projects as usual. Thanks for the chance to win...

Very beautiful collection!

Each paper is more beautiful than the other! I so want this!

I am in love! OK I have said it before! ♥

Beautiful collection! The colors and art work are exquisite!

These are just as much fun as the Steampunk line!

I want this new paper line soooo bad!!!

Couture is another beautiful line to add to my collection!
Thanks for the tea light holder tutorial.

Without a doubt, this collection has my fingers itching and my mind reeling with layout ideas for some of the old family photos.

The Couture papers just keep getting better and better. Love the peacock feather sheet - peacock anything is my latest crush. Always showcasing beautiful artwork too. Great job!

I wish Grammy could see these . she lived thru those times . She would absolutely love these . As long as the fabrics were ready to wear LOL. y'all are gonna make me broke with these I love them all . cant wait to buy them . in the meantime would love to win them . thanks for the terrific prize opportunity <3

I am just loving the colours in the new collection. Great project too!

My mother loves these papers. She remembers these times and says it brings back such vivid memories.

Just look at that gorgeous paper! The colors are stunning! Love the postage paper and the peacock paper is a must have!!!

This is a stunning collection. Love the beautiful projects you show us. Thanks for the chance,

would realy love to win some papers :)

Wow! You have really outdone yourselves this time!

I do hope this arrives in the UK before my birthday as this wouldake the best present !!!! Some great inspiration from the team again today. X

Beautiful paper and what a fantastic project!

I keep coming back to look at the designs. This is one of my favorite eras. The fashion of the day was so romantic.

I need this collection to be happy!!!!!

Loving this new collection - it has a Great Gatsby feel.
And those Halloween mini lanterns are just tooooo fabulous! Thanks for sharing the DIY tutorial.

Gorgeous paper! I LOVE the inspiration I get on this blog!

Omgosh - SHOES, SHOES SHOES! I must have the shoe paper! This collection is just my style ;-)

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