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Summer Part 1 Sneak Peek Recap

Posted by Graphic 45 07/22/2020 70 Comment(s) Mini Albums,Cards,Collection Reveal,


Hello, G45ers!

  We are absolutely thrilled with the response to our Summer Part 1 Sneak Peeks so far.  To keep this party going we have an Accordion Mini Album that doubles as a centerpiece by Maria Cole and two Z-Fold Cards done up with our new Christmas Time and Ephemera Queen collections by the one and only, Diane Schultz.  We hope you enjoy these fun samples and be sure to tell us what you are going to create with these new lines, and when you do you will be entered to win one of our 12 Sneak Peek Prize Packages.  




  Would you like a chance to win?


We thought you might, so here it is... We have a total of 12 $100 Winter Release Prize Packages!  To enter to win leave a comment on the blog, Facebook, and/or Instagram.  


Winners will be announced on the blog

Friday, July 24th, 2020!



Christmas Time

  Christmas Time invites you to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with festive images of vintage steampunk Santa’s.  Emerald green trees, red holly berry, glittery gold gears, and coal-black trains set the tone for this holiday season.


 Christmas Time - Available Late August




Christmas Time Accordion Centerpiece

By Maria Cole


Celebrate the magic of Christmas--steampunk style--with this uniquely shaped accordion mini album. You’ll create this mini with the new Christmas Time collection, combining traditional seasonal colors with whimsical steampunk imagery. Not only will your mini highlight some of your favorite holiday photos, but it also folds out into a festive table top display that you can configure however you like!

Project sheet for this project will be available Fall 2020. 


Graphic 45 Supplies:

Christmas Time 12x12 Collection Pack

  • Christmas Time 4502110
  • Holly and Mistletoe 4502112
  • North Pole Express 4502113
  • Trim the Tree 4502115
  • Jingle All the Way 4502116
  • Making Spirits Bright 4502117

Black Chipboard Sheets 4501808

Antique Brass Metal Clock Keys 4501293


Other Supplies:

1 sheet 12” x 12” black cardstock

5’ red ribbon

Paper trimmer


Scoring board

Bone folder


Wet & dry adhesive




Ephemera Queen

18th-century party girl fun meets funky ephemera with opulent golden yellow, rouge pink, and tiffany blue florals woven with feminine touches of pearls and lace.  This bright collection is sure to inspire with its bold ephemera, decorative playing cards, and hats galore.


 Ephemera Queen - Available Late August









Z-Fold Front Flap Card Set

By Diane Schultz


  Diane, the CEO and Head Designer of Graphic 45 has taken inspiration from our G45 Card Club - Volume 01 project sheet to create these stunning cards.  It is incredible to see how much fun these cards are done up in any Graphic 45 collection.  

















Video Tutorial:

Z Fold Card Tutorial



Graphic 45 Supply List:

Ephemera Queen card:

Ivory cardstock card base
12x12 ‘Simply the Best’ A-side
12x12 ‘String of Pearls’ A-side
12x12 ‘A Winning Hand’ A-side (playing card)
Fussy cut roses and inner journaling card (from Ephemera Queen horizontal ephemera
‘Treat Yourself’ cardstock piece
1/4” ivory ribbon

Christmas Time card:

Black cardstock card base
8x8 ‘Holly and Mistletoe’
A-side (used as floral base and holly fussy cut)
8x8 ‘Christmas Time’ check
8x8 ‘North Pole Express’
A-side (lower left corner card and postage stamp)
Pop up foam dots
1/4” black ribbon



Happy Papercrafting!  


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70 Comment(s)

Cathy Frailey:
07/22/2020, 11:56:53 AM,

I can't wait for the new collections - visions of mixed media projects dancing through my head!

Donna Renee de Peyster:
07/22/2020, 12:10:36 PM

Can these please arrive sooner? Cannot wait for the Christmas one. Christmas in July? Please?

Christine Rupakis:
07/22/2020, 12:11:23 PM

I love the Santa paper!

07/22/2020, 12:15:37 PM

Gorgeous new collections - Christmas is definitely a must-have!!!

Lisa Robinson:
07/22/2020, 12:51:31 PM

I would love to try to make a small santas workshop and the other collection I’d make post cards and maybe a home decor project!! Thanks G45 for a chance to win ;) #G45forlife!

Mary Lou Nielsen:
07/22/2020, 12:54:31 PM

These new collections of products are Incredible! I am completely in love with the Christmas Time collection and look forward to ordering and using it to make cards and gifts. And don’t even get me started about how sweet the Ephemera Queen Collection is!

Carol Kula:
07/22/2020, 12:55:13 PM

Once again G45 comes through with 2 more gorgeous collections. Can’t wait to get my hands on these! Thank you G45.

Sue D:
07/22/2020, 01:19:37 PM

Awesome new collections and projects. Fabulous colors and patterns.

Carla Hundley:
07/22/2020, 01:26:32 PM

Oh my, love these cards! Fabulous creations and I would use for cards. Carla from Utah

Lisa Johnson:
07/22/2020, 01:35:19 PM

Love, love, love the new collections. Color, punk and fun amazing colors

Michele Taylor:
07/22/2020, 01:40:56 PM

I into making smaller scrapbooks so I love all the cut aparts .

Susan Heard-Brandano:
07/22/2020, 01:48:18 PM

One thing I REALLY love about Graphic 45 is all the creativity your design team share with your fans. Every time I make a Graphic 45 project, I just sit and stare at its beauty! Your tutorials are clear, and easy to follow! Thank you Graphic 45! Crafty Hugs!!

Lisa N Johnson:
07/22/2020, 01:56:44 PM

My first thought with Ephemera Queen was "Cards!!!!"

Linda Wilson:
07/22/2020, 02:07:47 PM

Love the Christmas Time paper and can't wait to make Christmas gifts with it.

Alison Johnson:
07/22/2020, 02:20:04 PM

All absolutely fabulous!

Alison Johnson:
07/22/2020, 02:21:45 PM

Mini Albums first off!

Barbara Kobylarz:
07/22/2020, 03:10:39 PM

Beautiful collections and really amazing samples - I could make a vintage steampunk advent calendar and prepare some original packaging for sweet surprises for family and friends :)

Bev Drake:
07/22/2020, 03:11:37 PM

After spending our first ever Xmas in London last year with our bachelor son I will make an album with this glorious Xmas paper collection. So different from our warm Australian Xmas! I love the stunning accordion piece by Maria & can’t wait to make cards also with these fabulous papers.The tutorial on the Z cards was excellent producing easy to make cards that looked fantastic. Thank you G45 for making memories so magic.

Glenda Buster:
07/22/2020, 03:43:02 PM

Would love to win both of these collections. The Christmas Time Accordion Mini Album/Center Piece is beautiful. Love the bold colors and mixture of traditional Christmas with Steampunk. Looking forward to the tutorial. The bright colors and cool hats of the Ephemera Queen are so fun.

Beth Gomez:
07/22/2020, 03:45:38 PM

Absolutely beautiful! I have to get both collections. Thanks also for sharing the card tutorial

07/22/2020, 03:50:47 PM

Beautiful projects. So many cute ideas for these wonderful papers.

Susie Doucet:
07/22/2020, 03:53:54 PM

Beautiful I would make a Christmas album

Julie A Gearinger:

What a fabulous set of new releases!! Love the stand up album as well as the beautiful Z Fold cards- thanks for the inspiration and chance to win!

Danielle Lewis:
07/22/2020, 04:09:42 PM

I would absolutely love to win!!! Thank you for the opportunity!!

Penny Horne:
07/22/2020, 04:13:52 PM

Love the vibrant colours of G45. The Santa Clauses are wonderful in this paper. Saw snow shovels and snowsuits on the shelves in the stores this past weekend! So getting ready for Christmas cards fits right in.

07/22/2020, 04:24:03 PM

Love the accordion mini album/ centerpiece. I think I would make a large Hot Air balloon with Santa is his handsome top hat and keep it for myself.

Marie Andersson:
07/22/2020, 04:43:01 PM

Oh so lovely papers! I would love to do a centerpiece with the Christmas Time-papers and send to my old father that I can´t meet because the covid19.

Sharon Gullikson:
07/22/2020, 05:04:25 PM

I would LOVE to make some Christmas cards and tags, and a countdown calendar with the Christmas Time papers. And I would love to make a vacation album with the Ephemera Queen papers. I have some photos from France that are itching to be put into an album :)

Cathy Osborne:
07/22/2020, 05:23:15 PM

Everything is so beautiful. But I have to say the Z fold Christmas card was a dramatic and gorgeous creative work. I loved that black was used and it made it so vivid and wonderful. Wonderful, creative work.

Jacqueline Hedlund:
07/22/2020, 05:55:53 PM

I am also planning on making Accordion Mini file!

Linda Hall:
07/22/2020, 06:27:43 PM

I will use the Christmas time for all the wonderful family photos from last Christmas when Santa made a visit. The Ephemera Queen collection would make a beautiful mini album for my granddaughter. Love both of these collections! Thanks for the chance to win!

Roisin Doyle:
07/22/2020, 07:10:13 PM

Absolutely love these cards and love both these very different collections!!

Cathy Grills:
07/22/2020, 07:13:04 PM

Oh, this is lovely! I am starting to collect my Christmas papers for holiday present and this will certainly make some beautiful cards and albums.

Sharalea Ming:
07/22/2020, 07:31:35 PM

I love G45 EVERYTHING but combining Christmas and steampunk makes it my favorite

Katherine Lawson:
07/22/2020, 07:37:25 PM

Definitely the first project I am doing with these is a mini album with each collection. After that, some cards and collages!

Elaine Winton:
07/22/2020, 08:16:39 PM

These projects are stunning!!! So happy there is a tutorial for Diane's Z Fold Cards and that there will be a project sheet in the Fall for Maria's Centerpiece project. I will probably end up making an album as I do for every Christmas.

Elaine Winton:
07/22/2020, 08:16:39 PM

These projects are stunning!!! So happy there is a tutorial for Diane's Z Fold Cards and that there will be a project sheet in the Fall for Maria's Centerpiece project. I will probably end up making an album as I do for every Christmas.

Bev Drake:
07/22/2020, 08:26:06 PM

Last year had our first ever winter Xmas spending it in the UK with our single son. I will now be able to make an album to preserve our wonderful memories using these glorious papers. Quite different to heat & sunshine for our usual Australian Xmas. I loved Maria’s beautiful project & look forward to making the Z cards after a great tutorial Thank you G45 for the inspiration & can’t wait to be able to work with these superb papers.

Carol E Wortman:
07/22/2020, 08:53:41 PM

Oh my goodness. These are so beautiful and are exactly what I love about Christms decor. I've been wanting to do a memory book of Christmas past and these items would be perfect! Thank you for the chance to win this. And please stay safe!!

Martie Rollin:
07/22/2020, 08:54:27 PM

I like the look of these Z-fold cards! thanks for your instructions. LOVE the colors of the Ephemera Queen collection...very nice combination. During this unusual time of staying home, it does lift my spirits to create cards, then to gift them to friends and neighbors, as well as family. This collection brings a smile to my face!!

Barbara Parker:
07/22/2020, 09:53:57 PM,

I am thrilled with the new Christmas collection and the color scheme you have chosen for it ! Hope to make an Album and Advent Calendar for the Grandkids !

07/22/2020, 09:57:46 PM,

I would make an album with a book box to put it in using the Christmas Time collection. I would want to be able to enjoy every beautiful, colorful page of the Christmas Time collection. The Ephemera Queen collection would make a lovely box for a young lady to keep her treasures in.

07/22/2020, 10:15:44 PM

Can't wait to purchase these collections! They are terrific!

Pamela Hancock:
07/22/2020, 11:02:04 PM

These Christmas papers will be outstanding for my Christmas Explosion box!!! I can't wait to get these papers!!!!!! G45 JUST KEEPS GIVING US MORE AND MORE BEAUTIFUL PAPERS.....KEEP EM COMING! (Notice how more and more people are getting into our hobby??? Just sayin....)

Dianna Dean:
07/22/2020, 11:57:18 PM

Beautiful projects!

Arianna Barbara:
07/23/2020, 12:45:51 AM

Wow!!! Both of these new collections are totally amazing!!! My favourite is the beautiful Christmas Time. I love Christmas! All these projects are wonderful!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Deborah Cook:
07/23/2020, 04:21:02 AM

Thanks G45 foe the super cool Steampunk style Christmas papers. I'm so excited, Just can't wait. Yall are amazing!! :)

Michelle Nettleton:
07/23/2020, 04:30:29 AM

I’m really thinking of creating a 2020 Christmas card folio. To store this years cards from family and friends.

Elaine Minot:
07/23/2020, 05:21:30 AM

I love what I'm seeing with the Summer Peeks. I am all about handy containers with my crafting but I'd like to try a folio of some sort with the beautiful Ephemera Queen Collection.

07/23/2020, 06:31:14 AM

The rich colors of both of these collections are so gorgeous!! I could look at those z-gold and accordian fold mini albums all day. The Ephemera Queen collection isn't my usual style but the bold colors take this into a whole new realm.

07/23/2020, 08:11:14 AM

I love to make cards and so it's wonderful that Diane made cards as examples. I really like the Christmas line!...but Ephemera Queen is a very close second! Thanks for the chance to win! win! win!

Janis in ID:
07/23/2020, 08:36:15 AM,

These are such fab collections for cards and other projects! Thank you for the chance to win! <3 Jjwoolbright at gmail dot com

Jackie Peduzzi:
07/23/2020, 10:58:29 AM

Stunning collections! I would make lots of cards!

07/23/2020, 11:21:23 AM

Love these cards! I'm really looking forward to Ephemera Queen!

Margaret R:
07/23/2020, 01:19:16 PM

G45, you really are the best, and my favorite design company! Every collection seems better than the last!

07/23/2020, 01:58:09 PM

I am just loving that mini-album and the cards. Ephemera Queen has such beautiful colors, and it reminds me of macarons

Terri Williams:
07/23/2020, 02:15:25 PM

I would like to take the Christmas collection and use your ATC album and make a Christmas book for this holiday season.

07/23/2020, 02:52:37 PM

Fantastic projects - the paper collections really pop in the combinations that were used on each item.

tina z:
07/23/2020, 03:39:55 PM,

absolutely amazing!

Jeanne Lake:
07/23/2020, 04:21:38 PM

I love our paper. I can't wait to get my hands on your new Christmas pad and all that goes with it. I know I'm not the only one who has made a book or two from your material, but I made 1 4 years ago, and I was so proud of it. Never made another one but have in mind the Raining Cats and Dogs pad for our puppy and for sure using the Christmas pad this year since we have so much time.

07/23/2020, 07:33:37 PM

Ephemera Queen looks perfect for a European trip scrapbook!

Diane Shull:
07/23/2020, 10:29:20 PM,

These projects are truly inspiring. Love the mini album that stands for a home decor piece and well Diane's cards are absolutely Fantastic and just so Beautiful. I can tell these papers are going to be so much fun to create with. I would like to make a Christmas Time Hot Air Balloon home decor project with the new Christmas Time Collection. For Ephemera Queen I will most likely make a mini album with lots of fussy cutting and with the remainder of the collection I want to make a shabby chic 18 century lace and pearl journal with sewing machine stitching. Thank you for creating such gorgeous papers!

Judy Phillips:
07/23/2020, 10:51:46 PM

wow these projects are fabulous! I love these 2 collections! Thanks for the beautiful projects!

Melanie Curtis:
07/24/2020, 11:18:23 AM

Love the new Christmas designs and tartan prints! Would love to make a Christmas album for my daughter. Thanks for the chance to win!

Katie Baird:
07/24/2020, 12:31:36 PM

Wow! I have been blown away by these new collections, especially the steampunk Christmas one! I would love to make a December Daily with your travelers notebooks and the new Christmas collection. I can also see many interactive cards, exploding boxes, mini albums, junk journals, off the page projects... I can do it all with these spectacular collections! Thank you G45!

Peggy Meade:
07/24/2020, 02:24:47 PM

These papers are beautiful! I love the combination of Christmas and Steampunk!! I would make a Santas workshop mini album and house for it!

Julie Ann MacLean:
07/24/2020, 02:28:14 PM

I particularly like the Christmas Time collection. The bold black really makes the Christmas red and green stand out in spectacular fashion. Looking forward to release date.

Phyllis breeden:
07/25/2020, 05:29:31 PM

Cannot wait for the Christmas collection. The Santa is beautiful as well as the rest of the papers. I will be buying enough for Christmas cards and my Christmas album with my beautiful grand babies pictures in it

Debbie Spencer:
07/25/2020, 09:17:55 PM

Wow! These are beautiful collections, just the thing to inspire my fall and winter crafting projects. I would love to win!

Alice Roushia:
09/24/2020, 03:14:39 PM

what beautiful paper and thank you for the instructions for the z-fold card. I can't wait to get started

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