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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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Beautiful and creative projects!!

Adore the projects today - just got to have those products!

Those are awesome. Love them. Thanks for sharing,

I love a cute box and this one is so well done. That tag was great also. Lovely pieces.

Love that beautiful box. The tags too. G45 has the most talented designers. Michelle t


The new boxes and tags are going to be so much fun. I can't wait!

so lovely! i'm loking forward to add these new staples to my stash!

I need more staples in my life!! Love the project, just gorgeous! tfs

I love the new small book box (the big one too)...what a cute project. So pretty. Loving the tags and all the options.

I love the paper and staples. Can't wait to get me some.

These projects are fantastic and look like so much fun to do. It must be the life creating with the best paper on the market. What a dream job. I love the botanical tea box. The door pulls are extremely brilliant used as handles on the side of the box....And the tag. Wow! I love how you have turned the drawer pull upside down and filled it with rose petals. All the butterflies on the tag are beautiful and the way you show it displayed on the roller skate is brilliant. What fun all of these staples are. Many uses for each and every one.

The tags are so pretty!

Love the roller skates. Good to see something repurposed. The box was great, along with the beautiful tags.

So much beauty!! Loving all the layered embellies!

Always love the projects by the DT! Beautiful papers and loving all the floral designs...WOW!

The Botanical Tea box is wonderful. I love all the little details. another "wow" project from Maria

I love these boxes, in fact love all the staples, but where can I get them in the UK? Some suppliers sell some of the items.
We need a Graphic 45 dedicated shop. You have so many more opportunities in the US.

Really love the idea of using the drawer pulls as little sconces for flowers!
Lovely and elegant products, as always.
<3 J

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Wow !! Wow !! Wow !! loving these projects, the box is stunning and the tag is stunning, I especially love the use of the keyhole and door pull used to portray an urn, genius !!

Such great projects!

OBSESSED with the new book boxes :) always love when the new staples come out!!

These are all such gorgeous projects and these staples are really to die for. I´m totally in love with those handles and keyholes especially, but as I´m also a huge fan of all kinds of small boxes, these abookboxes are also very high on my wishlist too he he he.

Just love the tea book box!!! All the projects are so lovely, Botanical Tea is absolutely beautiful and a definite all time fave!

I love the ATC tags and the little box.

Beautiful ♥ I wish I still had my roller skates!

Love the STAPLES!!! So many things to do with them and so many ideas. Also love the Botanical Tea line.. It is just gorgeous. Can't wait to work with it.

Love the idea of the book turned box and the ice skate gift tag is so so pretty x

I love the little ATC tags


I cant wait until I can get my hands on the new Staples and Book Boxes. HURRAY,

This is so pretty, love all the projects

How do you do it, Graphic 45? Year after year creating great paper and staples!

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