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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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These are going to be perfect for so many projects! Family recipe books, December Documented Albums -- G45 always has such gorgeous Christmas papers! School albums! The ABC Primer is being re-released! One for each year of school? How wonderful does that sound? I'm so excited! The cream one for the wedding preparation memories? One for each bridesmaid as a gift? The possibilities are endless --

The new staples are wonderful. The journal/album looks like great potential. Denise's creation is gorgeous.

I can't wait to see all of the new goodies from G-45. I love the album. So versatile.

This new album is amazing! I can't wait to get my hands on it!!

I can think of hundreds of ways to use those neat little albums.

The multimedia album is fantastic-I cannot wait to get my hands on one!

really like the black albums and the project is amazing

Brilliant - cannot wait to get these they will be so useful and gorgeous to decorate. Stunning project by Denise!

This staple is going to make some wonderful 2015 Christmas gifts - can't wait for them to hit the stores so I can begin - My goal this year is to make everyone a special present using Graphic 45!

LOVE!!! Can't wait to play with these!!!

These are wonderful and a great size. Will there be additional dividers/ pages available to purchase?

Wow I love these, can't wait to see them in real life

Wow! Love the book!, but really love those door knockers!

Love, Love, Love those door knockers!! Gotta have the albums!

Photo Corners are making a come-back! I love how much comes in the set. Thanks gamg!

Oh fun! Sneak peeks! Loving the new products & look forward to creating w/ them!

Great new mixed media albums!

these albums are definitely going to fill a gap in the market - perfect for so many things. And I can't wait to get my hands on those fabulous lion face door knockers

I love the new mixed media albums. I cannot wait until they are available in stores! I want one in each color.

I absolutely, positively must have one (or two or three) of those albums. Those are going to be so much fun.

Oh my, love those albums! And the knockers remind me of Scrooge!! Love the album too!

Antique door knockers and the brown album!!!!! Any one of these wonderful items, be it brown, black or white, will be just the ticket to journal and savor Life's Memorable Moments!! Hoping to win! Thank you for the offer

Great albums and door knockers!

Great albums! Love those door knockers!

I want to know if I get buy the mixed media albums by the case. I love them!!!!! I like the door knocker on the album.

The albums are perfect...in three great colors. I can't wait to see them in person.

i won't be a CHA but i'm looking forward to the release of these albums and the knockers. definately on my list of 'must haves'.


Such a beautiful project! Love the new albums!

I love the white and black
.Can't wait to get them .That will save so much time
Great Ideal Graph 45

I love the Antique Door Knockers! And the new mixed media albums are full of intriguing possibilities!

Denise you album is so amazing I really like how you mismatched the numbers on different dates, everything works so well together. Thats what I love the most about all Graphic 45 products. The filigree corners on the cover are gorgeous too. Thank you for starting off my new year with such amazing possibilities!

Love these new albums! Will have to give them a try!

Love, Love, Love Graphic 45. Can't wait to seek the rest of products!

What a beautiful album! I love the mixed media albums. I definitely need a kraft and a black one!

Fun! Looking forward to playing with the new line!

I'm Addicted to Graphic 45!! Love these new Mixed Media Albums. And the door knockers are just precious. Can't wait for these.... so many projects swirling around in my head...

Oh Wow! Great Albums. Can't wait to get my hands on one of these. I wonder what color I want? Hmmm. Maybe all of them.

Fabulous Lion door knockers! Can't wait to add these to a project.

Love the new Staples G45!

I would love all and anything from G45 there is no place by me who sells G45 where I live

My heart races every time I look at the projects and daydream about using your products. I was so proud giving my grandson the advent calendar I made for the December challenge... Those knockers are adorable!

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