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July 16, 2014

Graphic 45 Sneak Peeks Day 3: Time to Celebrate


It's Time to Celebrate Graphic 45's 45th collection! We are so excited to share this very special milestone with you, our incredible G45ers! Without you incredible papercrafters, our 45th collection would have just been a dream, but it's a reality thanks to you and our incredible G45 Team. This is a beautiful collection honoring the special moments in life. Birthdays, anniversaries, wedding, graduations - this collection will help you celebrate all those precious moments. We have so many great Sneak Peeks for you today. We also have a tutorial from Diane's workshop and a brilliant project from our Design Team! Make sure to read through the end of the blog, there are so many fun things to see today. 

First, let's see who won Raining Cats & Dogs before they can buy it! Our randomly chosen winners are...

From the Blog:

-Candy Slabaugh: Love, love love this collection! I want to win it so bad!

-Linda Hammond: I am so thrilled that G45 has all these wonderful additions to the papers. Love the chipboard pieces, the banners, the flowers...who am I kidding, I love everything in this collection!

From Facebook:

-Rebecca L. Woodard: The cats and dogs line are adorable can't wait for it to come out. Have many ideas

-Sandra Henson: Meeeoow! Arf! My babies love this paper too!

Congratulations, winners! Please email [email protected] to give us your shipping information. Join us tomorrow as we announce four chosen winners of our Time to Celebrate collection! Just comment here on the blog or on Facebook to Win It Before You Can Buy It. Fun, fun, fun!

It's time for the SNEAK PEEKS! Enjoy this gorgeous collection full of beautiful imagery and sentiments for those special celebrations.

"Graphic 45 is throwing a paper perfect party for our 45th collection, Time to Celebrate! You’re invited to this fantastic set that lauds all the special occasions in life - birthdays, weddings, graduations, and more. This celebratory new collection includes 8 beautiful double-sided papers, 12x12 and 8x8 paper pads, coordinating chipboard die-cuts, stickers, stamps and cardstock tags & pockets embellishments, along with a 6x6 paper pad containing 36 sheets with coordinating patterns and solids."

"Time to Celebrate"


"Let's Get Together"


"Party Perfect"




"Make a Wish"


"Best Wishes"


"You're Invited"


"Special Occasion"



Time to Celebrate Stickers


Time to Celebrate Chipboard Tags


Time to Celebrate Cardstock Tags & Pockets



Time to Celebrate 8x8 and 12x12 Paper Pads


Time to Celebrate 6x6 Patterns & Solids


Enjoy the corresponding patterns and solids that are different from the patterns and papers of the 8x8 and 12x12 paper pads! This beautiful set will be the perfect set to layer and create "wow" projects!

Time to Celebrate 6x6 Papers


Here's another fun tutorial from Diane's workshop how to make a beautiful altered clock!


"This is a little mantle clock that began as a rose colored wood. It was painted with a peach spray paint. You can see in the picture that the face was carefully removed and set aside.





Then the pattern making began. The base is a tricky pattern that involves strips of paper taped and cut to get just the right fit. ( Funny because later on we found that the little cylinders could be removed! That would have saved some time!) A good lesson for you to check and make sure some of these obstacles can be removed beforehand...




Next the pattern was made for those very same cylinders and a pattern strip was also cut.




The face of the clock was updated by cutting the image of the girl and adhered to the face.


The papers were then chosen with the brown floral called 'Party Perfect' as the base with 'Make a Wish' green floral on the clock.


The brown borders on the clock are from the border page 'Special Occasion' along with the small green borders.




The two cylinders of the clock are covered with 'Time to Celebrate' pink plaid and a small green border was repeated. The fronts of the cylinders were layered with circles cut from 'Make a Wish', and along the base of the clock is the same brown and green border used on the clock.


Such a sweet little clock for celebrating this new line!"

Now, here's a very special card from the incredible and talented Nadya Lifa! She made this stunning An Eerie Tale card. Isn't this fantastic?

"I wanted to make this card a gentle and mysterious. To do this, I chose three colors that I most prefer in the perfect An Eerie Tale collection.They are orange, black and purple. What could be more appropriate for such a magical collection? Of course pockets and secrets!  Card has 2 folding and some secrets.  I like to work with tags, it's easy and fun, I'm sure you'll like to write warm wishes and hide them in the pockets!

The carved elements are very nice to use in the postcards, I use them very often, it looks great!

Postcard from the An Eerie Tale collection will like children and adults, is a great gift for people of any age!" ~Nadya

An Eerie Tale card 1 - Nadya Lifa

Check out How to Make a Card With Secrets by Nadya Tana Lifa on Snapguide.  

Visit Nadya's An Eerie Tale Card Snapguide Tutorial

An Eerie Tale card 1 - Nadya Lifa

Supply list

Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale paper Enchantment
Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale paper Fanciful Fable
Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale paper Captivating Characters
Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale paper Unsolved Mystery
Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale paper Run and Hide
Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale paper You Bewitch Me
Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale paper Grand Illusion
Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale paper Wicked Whimsy
Prima Resin Embelissments
Prima Flowers

There's more! Need more Graphic 45 inspiration? There is a great project by the amazing Andrew Roberts over on the Paper Crafter's Library blog. There's also a giveaway over on their blog today! You certainly want to head over for more great ideas - there's a Sneak Peek below of the great project you will see fully over on the Paper Crafter's Library blog. Enjoy exploring!


 Visit the Paper Crafter's Library Blog!

Thank you for joining us for ALL the fun today! Sneak Peeks, tutorials, winners, contests, projects, Andrew Roberts' feature over on Paper Crafter's Library blog today! All things to truly celebrate. What a huge milestone! We're so glad you've joined us on this incredible adventure.

Happy 45th Paper Collection,

Graphic 45

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I am speechless at the beauty of this new line! So looking forward to getting it.

Stunning and incredible!


that clock is amazing and the colors of this paper is beautifull

I am loving this new line!! I can't wait for my Scrapbooking Store to get it!! Very Stunning!!

I really love this collection! The project is so cute.

Just perfect for my wedding invitations!

Congratulations is a card maker's dream. I have so many wonderful ideas already. Thank you so much for making my favorite papers. -Amy Kluchesky

So much fun to see. I cannot wait to craft with this lovely new line celebrating milestones. Wonderful color combination and graphics.

Stunning collection and beautiful altered clock!

Perfect paper as always. Love the colors and the sentiments.

This is an awesome collection, 45 total, very cool, great projects today.

Wow beautiful...love the entire collection..great tut on a fabulous clock.
Laura D

This collection is beautiful! I absolutely love the stamp sets! Congrats on your 45th collection!

Congratulations on your 45th collection - it is stunning! The colours are so pretty, I love it!

Absolutely gorgeous! That clock is stupendous!

Would love it!

Love all the projects!

Stunning colors and project!

love this paper the colors are great

This line is gorgeous! I have a few ideas for cards already..:)

BEAUTIFUL x10 love the clock!! and other samples.....I just LOVE Graphic 45 !!!! you are th ebest!!!

What a awesome collection, if you only had one this would be it. But, of course we need all of the collections. A wonder addition, AGAIN....

What a fantastic collection to celebrate your 45th. I too celebrate my 45 birthday next week and this will make an awesome momento album.

I just love this!! It is so versatile!!

such pretty colors!

Beautiful collection. Especially love the papers, alpha stickers and tags. Wonderful projects, great card. Thank you for a chance to win. Michelle t

Another beautiful collection. The clock turned out very pretty. The French collection with the roosters is still my favorite paper stack.

Both the clock and the card are fantastic using these beautiful new papers. I love the the colour combination as it will be a lovely change to work with.

Very very pretty line!! Love the colors!!

A very pretty collection.

What an absolutely dreamy collection! Beautiful colors and stunning images. Cheers to 45 collections!

LOVE the color palette in this collection! The Tags and Pockets are my favorite element so far for this collection! It will go so nicely with Come Away With Me! Would love to WIBYCBI! Thank you for the chance to!
Gorgeous creations and Congratulations on your 45th collection! Hoping to see at least 45 more! TFS!

What a beautiful collection. Love, love, love it.

I absolutely love this collection! I am so into these colors right now!! I would love to have this collection, can't wait!!! I see so many ideas already with this one!! LOVE IT!!!!

Love everything about this nostalgic collection!

Beautiful new papers. Love the colors.

Such beautiful images and colours. Please please please pick me!!!

Once again, another beautiful paper line. Already have plans for this one.

Congrats on 45! Love the new line, now off to work. Don't have too much fun without me.

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