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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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Love that G45 is always way ahead of other scrapbook suppliers. Looking forward to everything new for 2015!

Phenominal. Just keeps getting better and better.

My head is spinning with ideas!

As always, amazing paper crafting bliss!

Love these mixed media albums, and Denise's album is super!

amazing journal

Love the antique brass doorknokers!

Love that there are 3 colors to choose from. I love the whole idea of turning this into a calendar style. I think I'll try making one myself. Can't wait to be able to purchase.
Thanks for the sneak peak, so excited for more.

I love the new albums. I'm going to be bankrupt by the time I buy all the cool new products.

What a marvelous journal and I absolutely love the mixed media album. Look forward to being able to purchase at least one if not more.

Oh my wow, these are so awesome and I really want to get my hands on some of it for sure. I love love love sneak peaks.

Love those new albums and what a wonderful dose of inspiration from Denise to kickstart 2015!

I love everything about the new staples and albums and papers!! I would love to play and create with them!!

Love the new albums!

Love, love, love the new products and can't wait to use the new albums! Beautiful!!

Hoard the albums definitely on my wish list oh and the door knockers......... did I mention the door knockers I love them I need a set to work with and a set to go in my Hoard vault

WOW! Leave it to Graphic 45 to hit the CHA with new unique & awesome items! I love the book with the months great job on that project ! Just awesome items! Those new door knockers really cool! Keep bringing out the unique awesome items & wonderful projects! I really am thinking I need to make more items when I see your projects!

This is great and I love the new lion heads.

How cool are these journals i lime the calendars and using them as a planner.

fantastic albums..but then all your products are top notch.

I love the calendar book!

Can't wait until these are released! So many ideas floating through my head!

Wonderful albums and love those door knockers!

Oh Yeah!! I love, love the new Mixed Media Albums they are going to be phenomenal to work with!!

knock knock...these are a favorite....

Gorgeous albums. Love those door knockers. A must have for me.

awesome...love the door knockers...

Love this album. So many possibilities for journaling the new year.

Oh wow, I love the mixed media albums. Everything you need in one place, cannot wait to get my hands on one. Good luck for CHA. I am sure your stand will be hugely successfull, your papers are my favourite, looking forward to seeing all the new goodies.

Love these new designs as much as I love all of your products;

This makes me want to run home and start making a new scrapbook!!!

What a dream come true!

Love your beautiful paper and treasures! So inspiring!

O M G I need two of those books!! LOVE IT!

I know exactly what to do with the Black Mixed Media Album! Decorate, Decorate, and Decorate!

Amazing! I adore the journals and the boxes will make some very cool mixed-media goodies. Can hardly wait for more sneak peeks!

Simply Fabulous!!!!

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