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April 26, 2017

Sneak Peeks Day 3: Deluxe Collector's Edition - French Country


Bonjour, G45ers!

Welcome to another amazing day of sneak peeks here at the Graphic 45 blog. We are thrilled that you've stopped by to see incredible images of our latest Deluxe Collector's Edition - French Country.  We are excited to be bringing this collection back to stores. As some of you know, we love feedback and requests.  Each time someone emails, comments, or calls in with a product request, we jot it down on a spreadsheet. When it comes time for product brainstorming, we have all that information at our fingertips on what our G45ers want. With that being said, French Country has been one of our all-time most requested collections to bring back. Following the sneak peeks we have a special "Stock the Pantry" set by Maggi Harding, using her French Country collection she pulled from her vault.  Before we reveal French Country, it is time to announce yesterday's Master Detective - Win It Before You Can Buy It prize winners. 

From the Blog:

-Penny Whitlock: "I would love to create a mini album with the Master Detective paper ... love it!"

From Facebook:

-Uzma Butt: "My brain is in crafting marathon mode - ideas galore for the best mini album ever!!"

From Instagram:

-Kathyjocrafts: My Sleuthing skills detect an awesome new collection! Crafty projects will soon be afoot...

Thanks to everyone who took part! Winners, please email info@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Remember to enter again for another chance to win the French Country - Deluxe Collector's Edition today! You have THREE chances to Win It Before You Can Buy It! Just comment here on the blog, Facebook and/or Instagram to win. Hooray!

Now, feast your eyes on this gorgeous new collection:

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Graphic 45 invites you to step into an enriching landscape filled with decadence and rustic charm. Introducing French Country, a stunning new collection that celebrates the splendor of the abundant French pastoral. Journey to a simpler time when quaint cottages and family farms were nestled harmoniously amid picturesque scenery. Every gorgeous page combines the opulence of vintage-inspired French style with the copious bounty of the land. The richly saturated Graphic 45 color pallet includes sunflower yellows, rustic reds, cornflower blues, olive greens and cinnamon browns. This incredible Deluxe Collector's Edition includes two of each 12 double-sided papers, a coordinating chipboard die-cuts, and 12x12 Cardstock Sticker Sheet. Enjoy inspiration à la carte with the new French Country collection only from Graphic 45!










Abundance French-country



In Each Deluxe Collector's Edition Set you will receive two sheets of each of these 12x12 Design Sheets.



12"x12" Cardstock Sticker Sheet


Decorative & Journaling 6"x12" Chipboard 


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French Country Stock the Pantry Party Set
By Maggi Harding

"The wedding season is coming up and if you are hosting an event for the bride-to-be, here's a fun idea. Host a Stock the Pantry shower, and ask your guests to bring things for the pantry and kitchen.  Include a blank recipe card with the invitations so that your guests can bring their favorite recipe for the new bride.  For my Stock the Pantry shower, I have a party set that includes a banner, a recipe box, and invitations." ~Maggi Harding


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Recipe Box 

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To make the recipe box, I first covered it with our DIY craft paper.  That's such great paper for these kinds of projects.  Then I added decorative paper layers and borders from my hoarded French Country stash.  (You know that was hard to do 'cause I just don't ever want to see the end of that collection!)


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Pantry Banner

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The banner is made with red ATC Alpha tags.  I backed the tags with scraps from French Country and added some small cut-a-part,  as well as a couple of mason jar die-cuts decorated with my favorite French Country border, the rooster, and chickens.

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Stock the Pantry Party Invitations

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For the invitations, I die-cut some mason jars and adhered them, just at the top, to 3.25" x 5" rectangles of design paper.  Then I punched two holes and tied a cute little bow around the neck of the jar.  The jar lifts up to reveal the details of the party.


Decorating tips:  
Use painted mason jars in different sizes filled with wildflowers as a centerpiece.  Delight your guests with a really great jam as a party favor; even better, gift small jars of homemade jam. Pinterest has so many great ideas for mason jars-be sure to peruse them all.

Graphic 45 Supplies:

Graphic 45 French Country Collection:
12 x 12 paper pad
8 x 8 paper pad
Tags and Banner
Alpha Banner ATC red
Staples Ornate Metal Label Holder
Staples DIY Craft Paper-Number & Stripe

Other Supplies:

3/8" and 5/8" black gingham ribbon
Petaloo Darjeeling Dahlias - tea stained yellow
Petaloo Darjeeling Mini Mix - tea stained spice
Petaloo Burlap Small Sunflowers - yellow
Petaloo Burlap Mini Daisies - antique red
Petaloo canvas daisies
Red jute twine
American Crafts banner punch
Art-C® Stamp & Die Cut Set, Mason Jar 
Sizzix Mason Jar die and embossing folder


Check out How to Windmill by Elena Astafeva on Snapguide.

Check out this Windmill Snapguide Tutorial. 

Looking for more (P)inspiration?  Check out our French Country board.


Big thanks to Maggi for sharing this fabulous party set and gift, and of course to you for joining us!  Be sure to leave some feedback on the new collection, pass on any future Deluxe Collector's Edition requests, and just say "hello" in the comments below for your chance to be entered to win.  Tomorrow we will announce the three winners, share more projects from these new lines, and spread more joy, so be sure to join us.  

Au Revoir and Happy Papercrafting!


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Such a beautiful classic! French country & roosters - what's not to love!

I am one of the many people who asked you to bring this back and am so happy you did!!! I have been hording my last few scraps from the first time. Thanks for listening!

Would love to win, ;ove everything Graphic 45

I have been waiting for a long time for French Country to be brought back. It is my all time favorite. I have saved some of my original just to look at and love!

So many ideas!!!

I love love love the colors! And the flowers are amazing!

Chickens! I NEED chickens!

This is the paper that originally introduced me to G45. I saw it during a Google search and instantly fell in love.
What I didn't know was that the collection had been discontinued. You have made my heart go pitter pat with bringing this back. Can't wait for its release. Are there discounts for case lot purchases? :) JK...but love love love this!

I see so many projects with this paper.

All those sunflowers...just beautiful. The inspiration today is wonderful also.

Beautiful can tell this collection in one word beautiful.

Simply delightful! Would lvoe to have this!

French Country was the first G45 paper I bought. I've hoarded most of it and am thrilled to be able to buy a fresh collection again. Joie de Vivre!

Beautiful. I can see lots of mini photo albums.

This was always one of my favourite collections.

oh meemememememe please!!! This is my all time favorite.... I love everything I see made with it and the two projects above are no exception... so excited to see it taken out of the vault!

OH how exciting to have French Country back!!! I can't wait to get my hands on it!!

The colors are just perfect!!!

I'm so glad to see this collection returning. It's one of my favorites and I'm almost out of it. Thank you, G45!

Oh how lush! I've been waiting for this for ages and ages. It's gorgeous and I can' wait to play with it.

Like many have said this is my favourite of all the papers so pleased you have brought it back,will certainly be buying at least one of the large pads

So excited this paper is back!

Merci' G45 for bringing back this amazing "French Country" collection!! Such beautiful papers with all those gorgeous sunflowers and the roosters are fantastic !! thank you, thank you. :)

French Country is delightful....the colours are just exquisite! So much potential if you can bear to cut it up....one of my favourites xx.

Still an awesome collection! Would love to add to my G45 stash! Thank you for a chance to win!

Hello from saint augustine florida!!this collection is beautiful!!i think this would make some pretty kitchen decor like bread boxes .canisters recipe books fridge magnets and wall boarders...endless what i can do with this beautiful collection!!!love it

What great news to have this wonderful collection back again - love the projects too!!

French Country collection is gorgeous! I have been hoarding the papers that I and now I am very happy it is coming back!

So excited French Country is coming back! I have a small amount I've been hoarding and can't wait to add to it!

I love, love, love this pretty collection!
Can't wait to pick up some at the Orlando Expo! Beautiful inspiration, too.

Absolutely love this gorgeous collection!!

This collection brings up so many memories! My grandpa ised to raise chickens!

Ooh la la! :D

I'm très excited for this line to come out again. Thank you.

OMG! Beautiful!

French Country is such an amazing collection! I am glad it is back for an encore showing! TFS!

I love love love this! It is the colors of my kitchen. I can't wait to make a recipe box!!!

I made a mini album with French Country and gifted it to a friend. Now that it's back I'd love to make one for myself.

LOVE French Country so glad you are bringing it back. I searched for it after it went out and of course when I found it the price was ridiculous and could not justify it. Would love to win!

Would to win this paper. It's so pretty

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