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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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I think this is going to be one of my favorite lines. . . .LOVE LOVE LOVE the color combinations ! ! I would be thrilled to win this prize.

What a beautiful collection! Can hardly wait until it is released...

Love the vintage paper lines you have - in this one I love the colors!!

Another big hit for G45! The fun never ends with your fabulous collections.

It is SO fun. I hope today is my lucky day!

Beautiful! I love that a variety of special occasions are represented in the collection.

Wow! This is fabulous, I can't wait to get this collection!

Love the new paper lines..Can't wait to see in person.,

Definitely must have this celebratory 45th collection, Time to Celebrate. It is stunning, love the images and colors, each picture just entices you even more. Even though the pictures are gorgeous I know the in person is going to be even more amazing. Can not wait to actually hold it in my hands!!!!

Love this collection colours are amazing !!! Have a few projects in mind to win would be fantastic!! Fingers crossed xx annette xx

Just having this great collection for all the occasions that pop up day to day will give me peace of mind knowing it's there when I need it. The colors are yummy & will be fun to use. 😉 Nadya, your "An Eerie Tale" card is absolutely wonderful! I love every color, picture, die cut & detail in this collection... ❤︎ ❤︎ ❤︎ Awesome job making it "mysterious yet gentle". Kudos to you... Diane, your tut reminded me of a clock belonging to my g-parents I have & know it will turn out gorgeous using An Erie Tale...

These were my wedding colors 25 years ago on September 2 of this year! I LOVE IT! It is so perfect for my anniversary book or a now and then book! It even has a bride in it! I feel it was made especially for me! LOL PERFECT!

This is so gorgeous, I totally love the colour palette, would so love to work with these papers!

i love this. this is made for me, i know it! :D

This new set is really lovely!

Congratulations, you've done it again! Just beautiful!

Love the colours of this new collection x

Oh wow these colours are amazing. I must have it!

I Love Love this collection can't wait to get it.

Your paper lines just keep getting better and better

What can I say just beautiful and lovely colour palette, would be wonderful to win!

Time to Celebrate is a beautiful collection! I can see so many uses for this collection-the colors are perfect, too:) These "sneak peeks" are so much fun:)

I don't know how you keep inventing these new collections, but please keep on doing it, this collection is really beautiful !!
What a transformation of the clock, it looks so pretty !!

WOW_--Those colors--those designs! THOSE PROJECTS! True G45 beauty!!!

absolutely fantastic..the tutorials are so very inspiring..my G45 notebook is so full!!

Love the expressions on the ladies. As always, such a beautiful array of papers. The work that went into decorating that clock..unreal!!! I'm looking forward to checking out the card of secrets, but must head off to work.

I love this new paper and the colors are awesome!!!!

OMG, I was in love as soon as I saw these gorgeous colors and images! This collection is a card makers dream come true! Amazingly lovely!

Beautiful project. Those papers are amazing, love how the flower paper change from the previous collections. A definite must

gorgeous colors...love it!!

Such gorgeous paper!!! Love the projects also!!!

Well, this would be the perfect paper to finally do my wedding album (24 years ago).

What a beautiful collection!

Thank you so much for all your hard work -- designers, creators, bloggers, etc. You inspire amazing-ness! ... and make me want to buy them all!!!


Love the ladies

I love the colors of this collection. The peach and green are beautiful.

The Time to Celebrate collection is definitely a must have for this scrapbooker/card maker. Absolutely stunning!

I think maybe Time to Celebrate is my favorite of favorites.

The patterns and solids are a perfect addition to this line. Love the colors again.

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