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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 the new multimedia albums...esp. the black one; so many possibilities! Denise has created a lovely piece to showcase the new albums and doorknockers. Can't wait for the next sneak peak!

Your new albums are FANTASTIC !! So versatile - the list of how they can be used is never ending! And, I adore the lion door knockers - so fun!!

Where do I begin. I love it all as usual.

OUTSTANDING journal made for 2015!! It's attractive, useful, and keeps you organized!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Those albums are a perfect size

Love the albums and the book Denise created, wow what inspiration. Those are fantastic door knockers, I can think of lots of ways to use them. Love the new reveals.

What a fantastic add to Graphic 45 to showcase your beautiful papers! Love these new Mixed Media Albums!!!! The antique door knockers will make fabulous pulls for the front too. The example is stunningly beautiful making us drool over all the fabulous ideas! Love!

Wow, these look like so much fun!

What awesome albums and those door knockers...Wow!
Thanks for sharing with us!

Great project with great products!

How brilliant are these products, I am going to love using them totally..

Love the albums...and the color choices!

Take my breath away! Denise's album is wonderful and makes me so excited to make my own. Can't wait!

I love the sneak peaks. They all look amazing. I can't wait to see them in person.

Wow! You are totally organized and off to a great start. I spied this beauty a little while ago and think it's stunning! Cannot WAIT until the day I can purchase any G45 products! The door knockers would definitely come in handy on my current project. It would work much better than the kitchen cabinet door pull with the too long screws;-) TYFS and for giveaway opportunity!

I had to come back and look at and drool over these albums again! I cannot wait until they are available to purchase! I am going to try to get one for each month of the year and document all the little happenings in my grandchildren's lives!
These albums seem like they are small enough to be manageable each month yet large enough to be able to include the little moments that wouldn't normally get documented.
Thank you for creating such awesome products to use for documenting these moments!

I love the new collections and would be so excited to win!

I'm so excited about the new albums!

Mixed media albums, brass knockers looking forward to this combination


These Staples are ESSENTIALS :)

Love, love, love the new brass lion door knockers! I can't wait till they are available at my local scrapbook store.

Wow! What a gorgeous album!! So beautiful!! I am LOVING the door knockers. I can see them on the sides of albums with charms hanging on them. Awesome!!!!! Can't wait to see them in person.

Wow these are fantastic...cannot wait to get my hands on some !

Love all the new Staples! I can't wait to do the project that Denise did, using the new Mixed Medium Album. Just love the "Albums"! Awesome, Awesome!!

The annual album is amazing and the new albums are a must have in every color but definitely have to stock up on those awesome door knockers. LOVE THEM!!!

So exciting - the new mixed media books are amazing and love what Denise has done - def gonna use my Time to Flourish for one of these and those lions are a must have. Loving the sneak peeks. Its gonna be a good year.

i'm truly excited!
and looove the journal (:


Love the new albums a perfect size.

I must have those adorable lions... just gorgeous!

I've been waiting for something like the mixed media albums and am very excited to see them added to the G45 Staples line. I can hardly wait to see them in the stores!!

Awesome new products! Love the calendar style book- fantadtic job Denise!

Love the new albums and that they come in different colors. I can't wait to get a couple!

Gorgeous albums!

Love the albums. These would be perfect for a gift for our sons wedding. Can't wait for them to come out.

What gorgeous albums and the door knockers are just perfect for your new calendar line. I'm so excited.

I am going to get one of these. Thanks for the inspiration.

Wow! What fab new goodies. Thanks G45 for all these lovely things. And thanks for the chances to win! Happy New year all.

I can picture one of those knockers on the spine of my album. Great products!!!

OMG Absolutely fantastic!

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