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February 18, 2014

Handmade Surprises with New Graphic 45 Staples


Hello, G45ers!

Welcome to the blog this Tuesday. We have a day full of our Graphic 45 Staples on the blog today! What are "Staples" you may ask? Those little metal office supplies? Oh no. We have an answer:


So, welcome to our celebration of Staples today on the blog! First, we have a great video from Charee Filimoehala and Scrapbook Expo. Then, we'll feast our eyes on fantastic projects by Maria Cole and Denise Hahn using our new G45 Staples.

Let's begin with the Latest & Greatest video from Scrapbook Expo introducing our new Graphic 45 Staples. Scrapbook Expo combines Scrapbooking, Paper Crafting and Stamping and offers YOU the crafter the most amazing crafting experience you'll ever find. They have many shows throughout the year and you can find out more on their website:

Scrapbook Expo Website

Charee takes us on a tour of the fun new Staples and some projects using these great new products. See and enjoy this great video from CHA!


See the Scrapbook Expo Graphic 45: Staples Embellishments Latest & Greatest Winter 2014 Video


Come See the Staples on our Website!

Now, let's take a closer look at the Botanical Tea Book Box Charee introduced in that video. Maria made this beautiful altered box. Let's see what she has to say about it:

"This project is one of my favorites, because it uses some new Graphic 45 products that I love very much: Botanical Tea, washi tape, and the new kraft book box with ATC tags inside! These new book boxes are so adorable. I chose the small one because I knew right away that I wanted to do a 'tea box', and the enclosed artist trading tags look like little tea bags all in themselves! Each one opens up to reveal a little writing area. For the top of my box, I used lots of fussy cut flowers and leaves from my Botanical Tea paper, along with a pretty little hummingbird.  And for the edges of my box, I used some of our new washi tape to create a seamless look. I got the idea from Charee and know I’ll be using this technique for more projects!" - Maria

This is the ATC Book Box Maria used for this collection:






Love how Maria turned our ATC Tags in to Botanical "Tea bag" cards. 






Botanical Tea Book Box Supplies

  Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Spring Duet

Graphic 45 Botanical Just Because

Graphic 45 Botanical Sweet Chamomile

Graphic 45 Botanical Flora

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Botanical Tea

Graphic 45 Botanical Fauna

Graphic 45 Botanical Birds of a Feather

Graphic 45 Botanical Fields of Flowers

Graphic 45 Botanical Hello Friend

Graphic 45 Botanical Herbal Infusion

Graphic 45 Botanical Love Notes

Graphic 45 ATC Book Box

Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads

Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keys

Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Door Pulls

Graphic 45 Washi Tape Set

Spellbinders Rose Creations & Circles dies

May Arts – brown and pink silk ribbon
Stickles – platinum, fruit punch, diamond

The inspiration keeps flowing with Denise Hahn's Sweet Sentiments Spring ATC. Denise uses our new Ivory Artist Trading Tags and really makes us long for spring!



"These sweet little tags are so fun to make, especially using the 8x8 paper pads. I love turning the Metal Staples handle upside down to create an urn or vase and the new colors go great with all of Graphic 45’s pastel lines." ~Denise


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Graphic 45 Metal Staples ATC Tag Small

Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Door Pull

Graphic 45 Metal Staples Keyhole

Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments 8x8 Paper Pad

Xyron 2.5 Inch Create A Sticker

Colorbox Pigment Ink Gold

May Arts Ribbon

Petaloo Forget Me Nots Gold

Martha Stewart Extra Fine Glitter and Fine Tip Glue pen


Many thanks to Charee, Maria, and Denise for such a great 101 in G45 Staples! Don't you just want to scoop these all up and use them on all your upcoming projects? Yum. Thanks for joining us, and join us tomorrow for some more great projects using our new collections.


Simply Smitten with Staples,


Your Friends at Graphic 45





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Everything is so pretty! I wish we had spring right now!

oh my gosh, I love these projects, those skates are simply adorable and that book box is just calling my name! I love the new staples, WTG G45!!!

Awesome projects!!! I need all of those yummy staples!

Lovely tags and Spring ones too, hurry Spring.

Nice video. Shopping at Hobby Lobby this afternoon with my Valentine's Day gift card! Hope they have lots of G45 products.

I'm smitten too! Great projects. Love the little book box with the atc tags.

Very pretty! Wish I could get these staples where I live!

..wonderful projects with G45 papers... so cheerful..

Botanical Tea is gorgeous! Must get this!

Beautiful collection!!

Love the staples! Can't wait to get my hands on the book boxes, look like so much fun!

I am in Love with this box. Darling! Also the little tags are so sweet. Can't wait to get my new collection. Should be soon.

I love these projects. The colors are amazing.

Beautiful collection, I love the Botanical Tea Book Box!


Beautiful stuff. I love the skates and tags and the box too, oh my. I do need to get some of those staples in my stash. I bought Botanical Tea at my local Ben Franklin yesterday and I cannot wait to use it!

Wonderful projects...and your "staples" steal the show!

Gorgeous little box and the Staples...can't wait to purchase some of them. What fun it will be to create with them.

Just gorgeous!!!!!!! I really NEED to get my hand on ALL of these boxes they are all just amazing!!!!!

Love it!!!

adorable projects; love the ATC book box

What a great video - really gets me in the shopping mode for G45 Staples! I love the projects too! Super inspiration! Thanks to all!

Lots of awesome new goodies. I love the new ATC Box. Beautiful creations too.

Beautiful projects. My next scrappy order will have to include the metal staples and the ATC tags. Amazing!

Just gorgeous! I can't wait to get my hands on the new ATC box!!!

Gorgeous colors and projects. I can't wait for this collection. Thanks for sharing.

LOVE the new staples!! A MUST HAVE!!

How fun these will be!! Can't wait to get all of the new staples along with Botanical Tea and By the Sea!! LOVELOVELOVE!!! TFS!

After 7 inches of snow yesterday, this is putting spring back into my step. Just beautiful and the colors are so alive. Thank you for the hope of spring again.

Love these products! Some imaginative ideas to use them.

I love those boxes and metal embellishments, pity they are not available here in South Africa and especially in the small towns.
Maria great project, girl!

Tag Art is a creative process that can be started and finished within a short period of time. I have such a hard time completing larger projects.

Love, love, love! As always great ideas :)

this box is really amazing, and the tag mini album so geourgus!

Love these newest tags! You've given us so many ideas for using them...thanks!

Such a pretty project using your new staples. Can't wait to find some for myself.

Love the tea box! Just got all the new lines by Fed. Ex. on Sat., including 6of the book boxes.I need to get busy and today's post may do it. All this snow has got me down. Thank you for the inspiration.

Beautiful projects today. Tfs :)

Gorgeous projects! Love the new Staples.

Great projects!

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