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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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Gorgeous gilded age colors. Can so use this line for my vintage photographs. Graphic 45 does it again!

Congratulations G45 on your 45th! As always this is an outstanding and beautiful collection. Anything created with this paper will be a true keepsake.

Oh my!! What a gorgeous new collection, and congratulations on it being your 45th one! I see so many uses for this line, and I'll have to stock up! Thanks for the clock tutorial--it is stunning!

This is a very beautiful and elegant collection. I just love the colors.

That celadon green in Time to Celebrate is absolutely my favorite color. This is in my top favorites G45 lines ('cause it's hard to pick just one!)

Wow this is another winner, so pretty, love the colors. G45 you have done it again~

Love this new line. I can see many beautiful cards in the future!

Congratulations 45 on your 45th!!! Completely stunning!

Gorgeous colelction :)

Absolutely gorgeous collection!!

love, love, love and am going to get, get, get.

Beautiful, of course. I am always amazed at the talented inspiration I find here.

Wow!!! Love them all!


Love this romantic Collection. Specially the cling stamps and chipboards.

The clock really showcases this new collection. Expertly altered!

This one is awesome. Love it! I'm really hooked to Graphic 45! Hope to win.

Again, Congratulations on 45th collection!! I am sure there will be much inspiration to be found amongst these pages and from the embellies.. Congrats to the 4 winners!

This is such an elegant paper...my head is swimming with ideas on how many projects I will use it with.....

Just incredible!

Love, love this collection. Would love to win it .

Lovely collection, I need some for a weeding album I am creating, and that clock is amazing!

..yummy colors.. what a great collection

As always beautifu! But please make coordinated papers in 12*12" also.

Beautiful!!! just beautiful.

Congratulations on your 45th paper line!! It's beautiful!! And I can't was it to get my hands on it!! :)

Oh my goodness! Love the paper and can hardly wait to get my hands on the stamps.

I LOVE this - I'm from a rather large family, who is extremely close. Most celebrations involve more than one event. There are so many of us that events overlap. A recent wedding weekend included four birthday celebrations, too! This paper gives me so many ides!

Such a beautiful paper line! Love the stamps too! Blessings!

Stunning...simply stunning. I will be sure to purchase this collection as soon as I can!

Congratulations on your 45th collection. It is absolutely beautiful and can't wait to use it.

Congrats, love, love, love the new collection.

Another elegant design. You folks never disappoint!

Oh my word.. I can NOT wait to get my hands on the Celebrate line. I love the vintage images... Cute clock project. Even the 5 year old grandsons said it was awesome.

Beautiful collection. I love it!

Love "Time To Celebrate"! Today is my birthday and I would love to win this to scrap it! Just beautiful!

Wow! Love this new collection, the colors are so pretty.

Stunning altered clock project...oh all the beautiful possibilities to celebrate with your lovely new line! Congratulations! Party time!

Celebrate is a beautiful collection. I love the soft pastels and wonderful images.

This collection really sings to me! I love the colors. I will definitely have to order this one.

I will definitely have this set. My favorite colors are pink and green together. I love the clock put together, wonderful job.

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