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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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Great albums! Love having 3 choices too!

Those albums are amazing! I'm so happy that you have them in white, kraft, and black. Especially the black!

OMG I love these!! The lion door knockers are so cute. :)

Love these new albums!! So many ideas already whirling around in my head for what they would be great for!!!

Can't wait for the albums to be available for purchase. I know I won't win one, but would be so excited if I do!!!!!

Lovely Cant wait to try using it all ready getting ideas

Love the ivory albums!

Wow! these are fabulous. I have got to have them for sure!

These are beautiful - the doornockers look just like the "Sanctuary Knocker" on the door of Durham Cathederal in the UK. In times gone by anyone who needed sanctuary was able to find it at the cathederal.

I'm really loving the new albums. Can't wait for the release.

Thanks for sharing the how-it-was-done on the album! Beautiful. Also, thanks for a chance to win!

These album kits are a wonderful addition to your product line. One of these books would be a lovely addition to my life! Happy New Year!

These albums are going to make a serious dent in my stash of G45 papers. Love them. Already planning what I'm going to use, French Country Collection will be my 1st choice.

I've just started to make albums, so these would be a dream. I needed a reason to keep buying graphic 45 because keeping things just to look at and stroke wasn't working for my lovely hubby.
Now I tell him I NEED to make an album and only g45 will do lol.

Very nice. I like the albums and the project idea. Beautiful.

The new albums are wonderful - can't wait to get creative with these! Love the journal as well.

I love the albums especially the kraft and the black.

These albums are wonderful! The Time To Flourish collection is a perfect theme for the journal! Very beautiful!

The album is so gorgeous!!!!! also de new collection, the albums are super cool an d the door knokers are so elegant!!

Wow! Wow! Wow! These new products awesome and I can't wait to try them. Thanks for a chance to win! Happy New Year!

Yes! Exactly what I was waiting for!

Love the new G45 staples.
The mixed media albums are perfect, thank you Denise for the inspiration.

Awesome, I'm sure I need it all!

Stunning new products, I'm loving the new albums and the door-knockers are brilliant. Denise has created a 'Work of Art' with this album, stunning !!

OMG! These are awesome. I can't wait to see everything. Anticipation keeps rising. Can't wait to see everything!

I can't wait to get my hands on these new albums! I think I'll create a weekly planner:)

I sure would love to win this it would give me a head start on making mini album for my family!

These look like so much fun to alter and play with!

Love the new albums. Like everyone else, it seems! So much you can do with them.

Oh my Gosh, Oh my Gosh, Oh my Gosh!!! The album and knockers are a dream come a true! I can hardly wait to find these. What a perfect way to start the new year. :)

These albums look like such fun. The lions, LOL, had those as earrings in the day. They may still be in my jewelry box.
I love the sample album. I will need to make a few for family.

Excellent! The albums are something I will be purchasing often - in all three colours! Can't wait for more sneak peeks...

Wonderful love it

Oh my goodness!! That black album needs to be on my shelf, and those door knockers are calling my name!

these albums are perfect for all kind of theme's love them on the screen so must be fABULOUS IN MY HANDS

I can't wait to see these albums in the stores. I could use a couple of them right now for a project I am working on.

Oh my goodness this is dreamy! !

The doorknockers are fab!

these are great, i hope my favourite shop will order them at the CHA for the Netherlands.

Great Stamples it's pretty nice the proyect but never thougth of that combinacion for me it's way to much diference in contrasts and the relation of the stamples with the paper. Guess should try it...

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