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January 02, 2015

Graphic 45 Sneak Peeks: Mixed Media Albums & Door Knocker


It's Sneak Peek time! The most fun time of year for us here at Graphic 45. We're getting ready for CHA, kits are flying out the door, and now we get to introduce our amazing G45ers to the new products! Today, we start with our brand new Graphic 45 Staples! Each and everyone is so fabulous. You will want to use them for all your future projects. Look for these new collections in stores in the next couple months.

Also, a great part of Sneak Peeks is FOUR chances per day to WIN IT BEFORE YOU CAN BUY IT! Doesn't that sound amazing? We thought so. You could win a 8x8 paper pad, chipboard, die-cut pockets and tags, and a 6x6 paper pad, a $30 value! All you have to do is comment here on the blog or on Facebook to win. How easy is that? We will announce our first four winners tomorrow here on the blog, so don't delay and take part in the commenting fun!

Before we get into the Sneak Peeks, let's see who won our giveaway this week. Our randomly chosen winner is....

-Debbie Agnello Smith

Congratulations, Debbie! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Thanks to everyone who participated!

First, we are so excited to introduce our new Mixed Media Albums in Kraft, Ivory, and Black. These amazing albums measure 8.25 x 8.75 x 2 inches (210 x 222 x 51 mm). Each album includes: 4 pocket of dividers, 10 ivory art sheets, 10 Kraft Art Sheets, 8 Vellum Sheets, and 102 photo corners. These will be perfect for your album projects!









We are also excited to introduce our lion Antique Brass Door Knockers! These Antique Brass Door Knockers come with 2 screws, and the knockers measure at 2 x 1.2 x 0.6 inches (52 x 30 x 15 mm) each. Bring charm and elegance to every altered art project. They come two to a pack as pictured below. So fun!



Today, we have an album from Denise Johnson using these fabulous new Staples. What a fabulous journal using Time to Flourish for the year! She has instructions under each set of pictures as a guide to recreate your own.

"In just a couple hours time I was able to create my fill-in journal for the entire upcoming year.Now it will be so easy to stay up-to-date with my memory keeping this year!!

My journal is already so fun and layered and I just can't wait to add my ongoing photos and mementos for even more texture and chunky layers!!" ~Denise Johnson







1. Create journal cover- I covered the front of my journal with the 'August Flourish' paper. (It's my favorite of the flourish pages and incorporates an open theme and color scheme).


I used the 'Craftsmanship' paper from the Artisan Style collection to cover the back and spine.Miscellaneous border stickers and washi tape embellish the spine wrap.

I created a fun collage of random favorite things and a title block to pull it all together. I also added a hand stamped muslin book wrap to tie my journal closed and keep the contents intact.





2. Create inside pockets- I created a decorated pocket for each month. Each pocket features a photo block to mount a special picture of the month and a magnet on the back so I can display each month's pocket prominently on the fridge. I can add bits and pieces of collected keepsakes and mementos throughout the month. When the month is complete I'll add the pocket full of memories to my journal and display the next months for more collecting. An easy way to remember the little things as the months go by.






3. Create inside calendar pages- using the 8x8 Calendar Pad, I created a month page for all 12 months, adding numbers, birthdays and special occasions using stickers and chipboard elements. Creating these pages ahead of time will make it easy to fill in daily/weekly doings, memories & events as the year progresses.









4. Create inside filler pages- I LOVE all the different filler pages that come in the Mixed Media Albums! So versatile and such a fun mix!!


-The tabbed pocket pages are perfect for storing pre-made journaling cards and everything I'll need, handy and organized, all in one place.


-I love using the vellum pages to make see-thru pockets. Just the thing for storing extra photos and pretty or striking ephemera, tucked in safe, but still visible eye candy!  


-I used my 8x8 scraps (the leftover pieces created when making the calendar pages) to embellish the white and kraft pages, adding tons and tons of blocked journaling and photo areas.


-Create interactive pages by using ephemera cards and washi tape. Easy & simple to create, these fun, washi-hinged, flip-up elements add even more extra journaling and photo real estate.

-I left a few of the variety filler pages blank so I can use them as needed as I progress thru my journal.

Supply List

Mixed Media Album
Antique Brass Door Knocker
Time to Flourish-
12x12 Papercrafting Paper
Journaling & Ephemera Cards
8x8 Calendar Pad
Chipboard 1
Chipboard 2
Cardstock Stickers
Cardstock Alphabet Stickers
Artisan Style Craftsmanship
Times Nouveau Classic Collection It's the Berries
Large Tag Album
Metal Clothespins
Ornate Metal Keyhole
Ornate Metal Brads
Washi Tape
Staples Alphabet Stickers
Misc. Leftover Graphic 45 Cardstock Stickers (Place in Time, Bird Song, French Country, Steampunk Spells)
Misc. supplies:
Metal frame
Metal photo corners
Paper flowers
Wooden deer
Steampunk Doily
"Journal" chipboard letters
Chalkboard pennant
Gypsy Tags
3-D Adhesive
Circle Punch
Hole Punch
Ribbon scraps
Distress Ink & Tool
Distress paint
Hand stamped muslin ribbon

Thank you so much for joining us on the blog today! We are so excited to introduce these new products to you. And many thanks to Denise Johnson for her amazing mixed media album.

Happy Papercrafting,

Graphic 45

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Oh Wow. I'm going to get at least 2 of these albums in black.

Can't wait to start decorating one of these mixed media albums.

I love the albums! So easy to just start creating. Thanks for offering them in multiple colors!

I love these albums. They'd make perfect art journals! Can't wait to get my hands on one (or five!)

WOW!! Awesome projects! These are incredible and I love the new albums and door knockers! I can't wait to get my hands on them. Love the new staples!

drooling with anticipation....lots of ideas!

I will be at CHA and cannot wait to see all of the new G45!

I love the albums.

The albums are versatile & beautiful, the door knockers are just plain awesome!

Fabulous. Can't wait 'til these arrive in the UK. So many ideas in my head. G45, you've done it again - thanks xx

Wow, awesome!!!

Must have!!! I love those new albums and door knockers. Yes, 2015 will be a happy new year when I can create new memories with Graphic 45s Beautiful papers, albums, charms.... Yeah! I love 2015 already:) Thank you for wonderful sneak peaks. You make my heart sing!!!

These are neat. Like to not so typical albums!!

wow everything looks so amazing and the albums are awesome !!

I love the new albums. I have so many photo's to organize and these look like the perfect way to do it.


Love the new album and doorknockers! They are great additions to the staples line and I can't wait to get my hands on them and play! Thanks, G45 folks!

Can't wait to buy these. Graphic 45 is by far my favorite company.

Would love to win! Thank you

Love! Can't wait to dig in to these new items!

What nice albums...love to start another album!,,

As strange as it sounds, I've never done an album. Looks like I will have to give it a try. Looking forward to trying this!

Wow! These new staples albums and door knockers are wonderful! What fun it will be to create with them!

I love this! Beautiful!

Love, love, love these albums! Would love to win!!!

I love the new albums, might have to have one of each colour. So much to do with them

Gosh how to choose between those gorgeous albums, although I'm really drawn towards the black! Love the door handles too.

wow these are aazing

Beautiful product and even more beautiful project!

Would love to win everything is beautiful as always. Can't wait to get started on the new stuff!

Denise, your Album is just wonderful. This looks like one of those projects that once you get started you can.t stop. Thanks G45 for being here.

Ohhmy goodness - these are on my must have list for sure! <3

Beautiful journal project!

Oh, my....I have to have a "Mixed Media Album" I am planning on making a monthly journal of the new year...Yeah !!! I also love the "Door Knockers", they are super cool. Thanks for a chance to win a prize from the "Best" paper company in the world. :). Happy New Year Everyone..

Love the album and the calendar!!

Fabulous Album Denise...

Love love love these albums..Cannot wait til they hit my LSS :)

Ooohhhh! I can't wait to get my hands on these!

Loving the lion door knockers! So cool!!

Love the albums!

Gorgeous album! The products are great. Can't wait.

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