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Winter 2018 Sneak Peek Bonanza - Inspiration Galore!

Posted by Graphic 45 01/12/2018 44 Comment(s) Layouts,Cards,Home Decor,Altered Art,Collection Reveal,

Hello, G45ers!

 Happy Friday everyone!  We are thrilled to usher in the weekend with our Winter 2018 Sneak Peek Recap.  Today on the blog we have four incredible projects, from four amazing and talented artists.  First up we have a Little Women card set by Brand Ambassador, Sandy Trefger.  Followed by a Sun Kissed Altered Frame by the incredible Pam Bray.  Continuing the inspiration we have our very own CEO, Founder, and Head DesignerDiane Schultz sharing a Floral Shoppe jewelry box created with our Staples collection.  And last but not least we have a Botanical Tea layout by our very own Special Projects Designer, Annette Green.  You will find a little something for everyone here on this post and a lot of beauty all poured into one post.  So get ready to dive in, but first, we have three winners to announce from yesterday's Win it Before You Can Buy it Contest.   

Yesterday’s Botanical Tea winners…

Blog: Fran Diggle "I love this collection, I’ve seen it used on projects but never been able to get hold of it. I am so excited to be able to use it eventually. Loving the dies for the tags too. Thank you G45. "

Instagram: Stamptramp "One of my all-time g45 faves! It’s so pretty!"

Facebook: Kimberly Brand "This is adorable!!! Can’t wait to play with it!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!​"​​​​​​

Congratulations to the lucky winners! Please email us at to claim your prize.


Little Women Cards

By Sandy Trefger


“I love creating cards and my favorite size is the standard A2 (4.25” x 5.5”) which is the size that I made these three Little Women cards in.  I’m often inspired to make cards after I finish a major project and have just a few full sheets from a collection left and some scraps.  That’s how these three came to be.  I love layering the scraps of different patterns to come up with a unique and special card.  All three of these could be used as love cards or hello or thinking of you.




Graphic 45 Supplies:


Other Supplies:

  • Laces
  • Seam Binding Ribbon
  • Heart Charms
  • Sheer Narrow Ribbon
  • Natural Button Twine
  • Clear Nuvo Glitter Pen
  • Petaloo or Prima Flowers



Tip 1: No matter how small a scrap of patterned paper you might have left from a larger project, you may be able to use it as a layering piece on a card.  Lay out all your scrap pieces that you’ve trimmed down to fit on a card base to see how they best go together.  You may want to fussy cut out some of the images and layer those over each other.  A busy patterned piece will look good layered behind a more neutral or less busy piece such as the floral background on the card above paired with the “book pages”.


Tip 2:  Finished cards do take up space and if you find you have limited room for many cards, consider creating just the card front and store them in a box so that when you need a card you can quickly attach the front to a base.  This lessens the bulk of storing cards as you can get many more card fronts in a box.



Fun Fact:  In my earlier days, I loved the Hallmark card shop and would spend hours selecting several cards for different occasions to have on hand.  Then with the arrival of email and Facebook, I found that I no longer sent out as many cards as I once did.  That’s a bit sad and even though I now make cards I seem to mostly sell them or give them to charities to sell or use.  I’m hoping that this year I will start mailing cards even if it’s  for no particular reason except to say “Hello.”  I want to brighten someone’s day now and then.  Maybe you’ll join me.



I love this set of cards and this beautiful Little Women paper collection. I’m sure you’ll love it too!


Happy Crafting.” ~Sandy Trefger


You and Me By the Sea Altered Frame  

By Pam Bray


Hi G45 Fans! I love creating home décor using inexpensive photo mats frames. It is easy to alter photo frames when you have beautiful collections like the newest collection from Graphic 45 called “Sun Kissed”. This home decor frame is a perfect accent to either place in a frame or to display using an easel. Pam”



  1. Cover inexpensive mat frames to create fabulous home décor pieces.

  2. Fussy cutting around flower petals and pushing them up creates wonderful dimensional flowers.


Graphic 45 Supplies:

  • Sun Kissed 12" x 12" Paper Pad
  • Sun Kissed Epherema Journaling Cards 


Other Supplies:

  • Crescent Cardboard Mat
  • Cobblestone Chipboard
  • White Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Floral Doily Die
  • Card Stock for back of frame
  • Xyron Adhesive
  • Pop Dots



  1. Adhere pattern paper to frame. Add “You and Me By the Sea” Epherema Card behind the frame. (Adhere cardstock to back of frame to have a finished look on the back of frame.) Die cut doily from pattern paper; adhere to front of the prepared frame.


  1. Paint chipboard cobblestone with white paint. Adhere to front of the prepared frame.


  1. Fussy cut images from pattern paper, layer to the front of the prepared frame. Fussy cut second set of images; add to the front with pop dots.


  1. Fussy cut second images of flowers; make sure to cut around each of the petals to form the dimension for flowers. Adhere to front of frame at the center of flowers.


  1. Fussy cut turtles from paper; layer together with pop dots. Add to front of the frame.


  1. Fussy cut a few more flowers to finish the frame. Repeat on making the flowers.


Floral Shoppe Book Box

By Diane Schultz

"Creating your own stunning home decor pieces can be simple.  Just take your favorite G45 box, papers, and add our Metal Claw feet to add a polished look that will last a lifetime.  Adding a ribbon closure is not only beautiful but functional as well.  




Graphic 45 Supplies:


Winter 2018 - G45 Staples

Rectangle Tag & Pocket Album in both Ivory and Black, along with all three new Metal Dies will be available March 2018.  




One of a Kind Layout 

By Annette Green 


Graphic 45 Supplies:

Botanical Tea - Deluxe Collector's Edition

• Staples - Shabby Chic Key

Wow!  That was an incredible journey.  We want to thank all of the Brand Ambassadors and our fearless leader Diane for sharing your talents with us this week to kick off our new Winter Release.  We look forward to getting all these new products in stores near you, and on our website, so we can see what you create.  Remember, Little Women and Sun Kissed will be available February.  Floral Shoppe, Botanical Tea, and our new Staples will be available March.  Thank you for joining us this week for all of our sneak peeks.  Have a great and creative weekend, and don't forget to share your G45 projects with us on Facebook and Instagram using the #Graphic45 hashtag.  


Happy Papercrafting!  

44 Comment(s)

Susan Tomlinson:
01/12/2018, 12:11:54 PM

Thank you for offering the sneak peaks giveaways! So generous because they are all so gorgeous! Love this latest one! Love, Susan

01/12/2018, 12:15:02 PM

I just can’t get over how gorgeous the Floral Shoppe Collection is! Each time I see it I lose my breath and my heart starts racing like crazy! I cannot wait to have it in my crafty hands so I can start creating with It! Today’s creations are stunning and I look forward to seeing more projects using these collections! TFS!

01/12/2018, 12:19:11 PM

I probably say this every year, but this release is just THE BEST. OMG, the Little Womenpapers and embellishments bring back so many fond memories of hours I spent reading (and rereading) that wonderful story and the sequels, and all the other fantastic Alcott books. So thrilled with this collection!And Floral SHoppe could have been made for me... but each one is so lovely! Thank you!

Shanie Cooper:
01/12/2018, 12:25:59 PM


Peggy Salyer:
01/12/2018, 12:28:07 PM

Love seeing a peak as to what is coming. My favorite so far for the new things is the Fairy set. Wish I had a local shop that carried everything so I didn't have to wait for an online order.

D.Ann C:
01/12/2018, 12:28:46 PM,

So much gorgeousness to look forward to!!

Michele Lewis:
01/12/2018, 12:34:02 PM

I can't wait to lay my hands on these beautiful collections!

Sue D:
01/12/2018, 12:35:32 PM

Great wrap up for the week.

Martie Rollin:
01/12/2018, 12:45:44 PM

I am so looking forward to these new collections being released to stores!

Donna Russell:
01/12/2018, 12:45:51 PM

Wow thanks for sharing the beautiful project. Makes me want the paper more

Pat Ford:
01/12/2018, 12:56:42 PM

Gorgeous projects and cards. I am always looking for ideas and find Graphic 45 gives me lots of ideas. The new collections are beautiful and I can hardly wait to work with them!

Sandra Ford:
01/12/2018, 01:00:04 PM

I am so in love with the Floral Shoppe collection. I would love to make a keepsake floral box that is shown here. It is so pretty. It would be a really lovely keepsake in itself. I live in Ontario Canada and would really like to know where I could purchase this collection. A lot of the online places are selling things just 2 sheets at a time which is very disappointing.

Glenda Buster:
01/12/2018, 01:00:26 PM

So many wonderful, beautiful projects from several of my favorite crafty ladies! Thank you to each of you for sharing your creativity with us. A special thank you to Diane for designing so many fantastic papers and staples! Diane, you constantly make me want to throw my crafting budget out the window and just buy 1 or more of everything Graphic 45

Dawn Belger:
01/12/2018, 01:09:06 PM

Die cutting flowers out of G45 flower pages is my favorite part of G45 papers. Miss Diana's box is stunning.

01/12/2018, 01:09:34 PM

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing!!

Carol Sanderson:
01/12/2018, 01:11:24 PM

Love it

Lynne T:
01/12/2018, 01:13:05 PM

I love all the projects made with the new papers. They are absolutely stunning!

Cheryl Wells:
01/12/2018, 01:15:32 PM

Such beautiful projects - love the book box, and the new G45 papers!!

Karly Mauldin:
01/12/2018, 01:37:50 PM

Wow! So many amazing products and projects! Graphic 45 knows how to deliver!

Suzy Q:
01/12/2018, 01:42:11 PM

Luv it all! All such beautiful papers this week! Thanks so much for all the sneak peeks this week G45! And the chances to win! Thanks again!

sabine matagne:
01/12/2018, 01:51:25 PM

Que de jolis projets!! J'adore botanical tea et tous les papiers avec des fleurs,ils sont si jolis!!

Michele T:
01/12/2018, 02:19:25 PM

I love the Floral Shoppe! Can't wait!

Michelle Nettleton:
01/12/2018, 02:26:04 PM

OK, ok I so adore the collections that are coming out. But you must have read my mind! The tag dies are what I have been wanting for so long. The shape of your tags make me so very happy! And you will soon release those dies, and when you do I will be getting each size. Doing the happy dance!

Sue MacFall:
01/12/2018, 02:28:29 PM

What wonderful projects and using these great new and old collections. Brilliant !!

Sharon Gullikson:
01/12/2018, 02:35:03 PM

I especially like how the ribbons added to the look with the Little Women papers. How pretty.

01/12/2018, 03:01:18 PM

Wonderful works ladies! I love the new collections and designs. Hope to win these!

Patricia Kult:
01/12/2018, 03:06:04 PM

Love the new Floral Shoppe collection! Beautiful projects, can't wait to make this beautiful box.

Kathleen E Capachione:
01/12/2018, 04:03:13 PM

Congrats to the winners!! Floral shope looks amazing and of course I love Sun Kissed. Thanks for Beautiful paper.

Sheila Styre-Briere:
01/12/2018, 04:20:03 PM

The new staples are definitely at the top of my wish list along with a fabulous new paper collection or two!! Going to be a beautiful year of crafting G45!

Kay Hafen:
01/12/2018, 04:46:26 PM


Debbie Baez:
01/12/2018, 05:02:05 PM

Can’t wait! You’ve inspired me once again! I have always loved Graphic45 and you’ve done it once again! Just love everything!

Sandy Artman:
01/12/2018, 05:05:26 PM

This has been a great week getting a sneak peek at all the collections that will be available soon. These creations are gorgeous but I am particularly captivated by the adorable panel Annette Green made for her scrapbook page using a scalloped edge and tiny ribbons with bows. Just makes my heart smile - so sweet!

Lynn Harrell:
01/12/2018, 06:03:54 PM

Looking forward to these collections being available. They are all stunning.

Janice Adams:
01/12/2018, 06:48:03 PM

Beautiful projects love love the new collections!!

Maryann Laursen:
01/13/2018, 05:18:44 AM

WAUW soooo gorgeous paper and sooo amazing projects here again today. I just LOVE that box, but also the rest here today is really cool.

Kelly Stanoyevic:
01/13/2018, 05:48:01 AM

Thank you for sharing all these amazing projects and the new goodies coming out soon. I am in love with Botanical tea and Floral shoppe. Really I love them all.

Sarah Hutchins:
01/13/2018, 07:10:08 AM

I just love the new collections and can't wait to add them to my stash!

Frances perkins:
01/13/2018, 08:33:58 AM

Love all projects. With beautiful papers.

Debbie Siddle:
01/14/2018, 02:17:33 AM

Beautiful, as always xxx

Sandra Featherston:
01/14/2018, 07:10:05 AM

So beautiful. I love it ALL. Graphic 45 is the best quality, most beautiful I have seen. I am a new at paper crafting but I am learning so much from my coach and now best friend.

Tiffany Macey:
01/15/2018, 01:24:04 PM

Loving all the papers and projects. Would be a privilege to own any of these beautiful collections.

Maureen DuFour:
01/16/2018, 07:39:04 AM

My mother's favorite book was "Little Women" and this collection brings fond memories of time spent with her. Love it.

ona owen:
01/19/2018, 12:04:25 AM

How wonderful to be able to access free lessons from your site. It gives me pleasure to watch step by step all new projects and great to start the year very positively to work with graphic 45 latest design.

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