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October 18, 2013

Graphic 45 Sneak Peeks Day 5: Couture

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Hello G45ers,

It's time to make your Friday fabulous with more gorgeous sneak peeks from our new Couture collection! This has been such an incredible week! We are so excited to see the remarkable crafts you will create this this stunning new collection! We thought it would be fun to bring you some extra inspiration by sharing some exclusive Couture creations from Diane's workshop! These exquisite creations are sure to give you some amazing ideas! Plus we will be sharing some fabulous altered art from our design team today! And as if that weren't enough, we have more prize winners to announce from yesterday's Win It Before You Buy It contest for Couture! Today is your last day to leave us a blog or Facebook comment for a chance to win Couture before it arrives in stores. We will announce 4 more winners on Monday's blog. It's going to be an amazing day! 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:

-Barbara Sue: "Would LOVE to win the gorgeous collection! It's just beautiful!!"

-Maureen DuFour: "A perfect accompaniment to Fastionista! Thank you for another wonderful collection."

From Facebook

-Sarah Schilling: "I've decided to plan my wedding around this style! Thanks G45 for the inspiration."

-Linda Huber: "Beau-Tee-Full !"

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 Monday's blog for more prize winner announcements!

And now it's time for some gorgeous Couture crafts from Diane's workshop. You are going to love these elegant ideas! This little sewing box would make a great gift to your friends and family that love to sew! It is made with a G45 8x8 Matchbook Box. The box was sprayed black. Then ‘Gorgeous’ was used to cover the outer box leaving the center of it open. The inner box was then covered on the outside ends with the ‘Accessorize’ stripe paper. The inside of the box has compartments for scissors, spools of thread, a box for pins and other small items and a book is added for more storage and important notes. The compartments are made with ‘Style’ as the dividers and to line the bottom of the box. ‘Couture’ adds a splash of vibrant red on the inside of the box in one area. The G45 Small Altered Art Matchbook Box was also sprayed black and then covered with ‘Stunning’ and a tag is placed on top. A postcard was placed in one compartment along with an accordion booklet for notes. The tag book is made using black chipboard for the cover and spine. G45 Regular Tag Albums are used inside the book. The book is covered with ‘Style’ and a tag is placed on the front of the book.

Graphic 45 Couture MAtchbook Box Sewing Altered Art Gift Sneak Peek


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This is a metal home decor shoe that has been covered in the new papers for the Couture line. The outside base of the shoe is covered with the backside of ‘’Couture’ and trimmed with ‘Fashion’. The Black and white stripe is ‘Accessorize’ and it accents the shoe along with a little bow that is wrapped in a leafy strip from ‘Beautiful’. The flower is made with ‘Gorgeous’ and ‘Classy’ and a beautiful vintage brooch was added to the inside. ‘Gorgeous’ lines the inside of the shoe as well as ‘Lovely’. The bottom of the shoe is covered with ‘Classy’ and the heel with ‘Couture’. Because this shoe was bought as a decorative piece, a pattern was first made with scrap paper then carefully cut out with the papers you see here. The paper can be changed easily in the future when you remove the existing paper to keep as a pattern.

Graphic 45 Couture sneak peek shoe altered art gift

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Now it's time to enjoy some more inspiration for your weekend! We've got two incredible ideas for altered art boxes to share with you! First up is this adorable Mother Goose altered box by Nichola Battilana! This is a brilliant way to turn an old box into a vibrant work of art. There is something so gratifying about fixing up an old object and turning it into something so pretty! Plus altered art boxes like this one are a great way to create a beautiful gift on a budget! This sweet creation would look perfect in any room of the house! Get inspired with Nichola's dreamy Mother Goose altered box! Here is what she had to say about it!

"An inexpensive box gussied up and made pretty as can be with the Mother Goose collection. This piece would be very cute in a nursery or child's room. Even better, this box would be a great way to package a sentimental shower gift. The colours in this collection are fabulous and just exude sweet childhood joy. I especially like that the pallet is gender neutral and would be entirely appropriate for all little ones." -Nichola








Graphic 45 Mother Goose Collection
Mother Goose

Ring Around the Rosies


Sunshine Stripe

Twinkle Little Star

Little Boy Blue

Graphic 45 Staples

Ornate Metal Key Holes

Ornate Metal Keys


Plain Wooden Chest
May Arts Ribbons
Black Glitter

Star Mix Cut-Outs

Paperclay Moon


Next up is another amazing altered box that you're sure to love. This is Miranda Edney's exquisite altered box featuring A Ladies Diary. We just love how Miranda blended lots of different papers from A Ladies' Diary with a bunch of beautiful embellishments and ribbons. This incredible combination helps give this box an authentic vintage look. Altered boxes are a perfect opportunity to let your imagination run wild with ideas! This is another splendid example of gorgeous home decor or the perfect handmade gift idea! Here is what Miranda had to say about this dazzling creation.

"I have a deep affection for altering boxes! And i wanted to make this one super shabby. What better paper line, then A Ladies Diary? Love! I kept it “simple” in a sense, letting the paper do the work. Just a few extra flowers and some chipboard. I also added some thread spools at the bottom as feet, and of course some “corset” lacing! I hope you all like it." -Miranda







A Ladies Diary-A Ladies Diary

A Ladies Diary-Timeless Memoir

A Ladies Diary-Picture Perfect

A Ladies Diary-Lasting Impressions

A Ladies Diary-Chipboard 1

Graphic 45 Staples-Ornate Label Holder

Imaginarium Designs Chipboard

May Arts Ribbon

Prima and Iamroses Flowers



We hope you all enjoyed today's amazing crafts! After such an inspiring week, we hope you'll find some time to create something special with your favorite Graphic 45 papers and Staples! Be sure to leave us a blog or Facebook comment today for your chance to win that special Couture prize pack! We will announce 4 more winners on Monday's blog. We will also have more new Graphic 45 sneak peeks to share with you! You'll have more chances to win new Graphic 45 products before they arrive in stores. Plus we will be having a super inspiring blog hop with our friends at Scor Pal. We've got another incredible week of inspiration ahead, G45ers, so we hope you'll come back and see us very soon. Big thanks to Diane's workshop, Nichola and Miranda for their fantastic creations today. Have a fabulous Friday and a happy weekend!


Your Pals in Paper,


Team Graphic 45


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I love the corset on the box! So unique and beautifully done. The mini in the sewing box is over the top too! Love the new Couture line.

Oh My goonie goodness look at these lovely projects holy macanole are you ladies ever talented thank you so much for your inspiration.

Very pretty

I always let the paper do the work when I'm using G45 paper :)

Beautiful projects! Thanks for the pre-weekend inspiration!

Waw awesome projects, love the papers and all details. hugs,moni

Love the colors of the new collection-that sewing box is a great gift idea :)

Mirandas altered box is gorgeous!!!

Fabulous projects and truly amazing work! I love the little trunk-style box!

Beautiful projects! I love the Ladies Diary altered box. Thank you for the inspiriation!

loving it seriously !!!!

Wonderful inspiration!!!

Gorgeous Projects. Everyone of them are just Amazing.

that is the most stylish collection I have ever seen. Congrats on such a beautiful and artsy product. I am so looking forward to creating beauty with this papers one day soon!

Beautiful Projects! Can't wait for the line to hit stores and I can finally create with it :)

wow thats a lot of inspiration. Can't you make bags with time because I need that

Beautiful! Can't Wait To Get My Hands On This Collection!

Thank you for the contests and the awesome paper prizes...WOW!

Beautiful collection!

oooh shabby chic is my thing absolutely adore the corsetted box drooling like mad. Need to try this one

I love all three of the projects on today's blog. The box for a shower gift especially stands out for me. Match box on Facebook would be something I would do. So excited to do these projects. Thanks everyone for sharing.

Beautiful projects...I just love them!!! Gorgeous papers, I love Graphic 45!!

I love this collection. Very pretty!

Such beautiful and creative projects! I love the new Couture collection!


Such beautiful papers and the finished products too.

I love coming by everyday to see what amazing creations your dad has come up with. I've just watched your steampunk member Claire on the TV for a Graphic 45 show and am thrilled to say I've won a card made by her.
I'm one happy bunny as Claire work is amazing.
H xx

All these G45 projects are great!! The Couture shoe is quite whimsical...so fun.

wow, love all the cuties with the coture set. awesome.

Love the new projects...Such inspiration, and the lacing on the box is adorable.


You have two boxes that are so completely different - one is white, light and airy; the other is black and dark. Both are beautiful. So many great projects.

All beautiful projects! Love the tutorial...might even try to copy this one for myself. thank you all for sharing your talents!

such beautiful projects!

aaaah, looove all todays projects!! wonderful inspiration

OMG.. what heavenly projects today!! love the shoe!!









I LOVE them all!

Super projects!!! Beautiful papers

The corset box is so cute! And the peacock colors of Couture is absolutely gorgeous. Can't wait until my LSS has it!

I have my fingers crossed! Hoping to win this gorgeous papers!
the shoe!

The idea of adding stars and glitter to the Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star is fabulous...love all the projects but that one spoke to me.

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