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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 joanna@g45papers.com 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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Beautiful papers. I plan on altering a clock soon, this little tutorial was very helpful!

Absolutely love this new collection! It is a must have! Love the color palette and all of the graphics. I am really looking forward to getting this! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Gosh, how pretty is this new collection?! Would be a celebration if I won!


Wow!! Everything is so pretty!!

I love the soft pinks and greens in this collection.

I just love every collection that G45 makes.

WTG Graphic 45 with this beautiful line of paper!!

What a terrific tutorial AND the projects are simply amazing. I am such a nut for anything vintage so this anniversary set just tickles my craft bone!!

Celebrate is one of the most beautiful collections so far! Hope it reaches my store very soon!

Celebrate, celebrate, dance to the music!!! Sorry it just popped into my head. I love the colors and the paper is just gorgeous.

Beautiful colors! Wow!

Ohhhhhh yummy yummy cake!! What a very delicious collection G45!!

Celebrate good times, come on!! Let's celebrate and have a good time. That's how this collection makes me feel Graphic 45!

Stunning collection

Yet another beautiful product line. I love the colors!

Absolutely beautiful!

How pretty - love the colors! Fabulous inspiration!

Wow! Beautiful colors and design!

That clock is so exquisite. Your 45th collection for a time to celebrate is so apropos. Love the designs and the stamps are SO yummy. Kudos, G45.

Ahhhhhhhhh I love this paper. So elegant. Can't wait to buy it and scrap some vintage photos. Or make a wedding card. Or birthday stamp.

Wow! Another stunning collection!

Gorgeous line that can be used for a multitude of occasions. I really love the clock (this is the second one I have seen on your blog), but I really wonder where do I find such a thing? Are these "repurposed" clocks from a thrift store? Fantastic idea! Thanks so much for sharing!

This is a great collection of papers! So versatile! The clock is gorgeous, and so is Robert's mini album. I can't wait to get my hands on this one!

So lovely!

So elegant! Love the fresh colour palette! Brilliant collection! xx

I'm so in love with the victorian feel of this collection! Again, between the "raining cats and dogs" and this one, I'm going to be so broke!

So pretty! I've got visions of invitations, thank cards, mini-albums, and cigar boxes dancing in my head!

Beautiful paper can't wait till I can check it out in person

Stunning new collection and wonderful projects

What a terrific new collection and wonderful projects. Thanks so much for a chance to win. Cheers.

I'll need to buy two of Time to Celebrate. One for cards and the other for layouts. I love what you've done with the mantel clock.

Beautiful papers, and I adore the clock!

Beautiful collection and colors. It's the perfect collection to celebrate your 45th!
Keep them coming!

Love these colors!

I really appreciate the tutorial on decorating the clock. It actually looks do-able when I can see each step. I am curious - what adhesive is used? I've used Mod Podge but your designers seem to use something else.

Those stamps are absolutely gorgeous and so is that clock. Thanks for the chance to win.

Gorgeous!!! Would LOVE to do an album for my Woman's Club with this line!

Pastel perfection ! Endless project possibilities with this all encompassing theme - a paper crafting dream.

This Collection is just stunning, love it all. Would love to win. :)

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