Life’s a Bowl of Cherries – Winter Sneak Peeks

Hello, G45ers!

Welcome to Day 1 of the Graphic 45 Winter Sneak Peeks. Get ready to be bowled over with delightful images of cherries and gorgeous Americana. We are thrilled to introduce, Life’s a Bowl of Cherries. This collection is perfect for recipe books, capturing summer memories with scrapbook layouts and albums, and will make fabulous birthday cards. We would love to know what you will be creating with this collection, so let us know in the comments below and you will be entered to win one of our 15 $100 prize packages (more details below)!

 

SNEAK PEEK SCHEDULE

Sneak Peeks Day 1 – Life’s a Bowl of Cherries

Sneak Peeks Day 2 – Tuesday – Little One

Sneak Peeks Day 3 – Wednesday – Enchanted Forest

Sneak Peeks Day 4 – Thursday – Staples Albums

Sneak Peeks Day 5 – Friday – Winners Announced

 

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Would you like a chance to win?

 

We thought you might, so here it is… We have a total of 15 $100+ Winter Release Prize Packages, 3 from our newsletter contest, and 3 more for each Sneak Peek Blog post (Monday – Thursday)!  To enter to win, leave a comment on the blog, Facebook, and/or Instagram.

 

Winners will be announced on the blog Friday, January 20th, 2023!

 

Life’s a Bowl of Cherries – Paper Collection

G45’s latest collection, Life’s a Bowl of Cherries vibrant imagery comes to life with bright red cherries, a playful blue check, and crisp spring blossoms.  This bold new collection is perfect for those recipe books, mini albums, and home decor projects!

The collection includes 8 double-sided papers, 12×12 paper pack, 8×8 paper pack,12×12 Patterns & Solids paper pack, Flower Assortment, Ephemera Assortment, and Stamp Set.

 
Life’s a Bowl of Cherries – Available mid-February 2023

 

Life’s a Bowl of Cherries – 12” x 12” Paper Pack

 

  • 16 double-sided 12×12-inch sheets – 2 each of 8 designs

  • Features easy to use cut-apart and designer papers

  • Made in the USA – cover-weight papers are acid and lignin Free

 

Life’s a Bowl of Cherries – 12” × 12” Patterns & Solids Pack

 

  • New 16 double-sided sheets – 12×12-inch papers – 2 each of 8 designs

  • Made in the USA – cover-weight papers are acid and lignin Free

 

 

Life’s a Bowl of Cherries 8” x 8” Paper Pack

  • New 24 double-sided 12×12-inch sheets – 3 each of 8 designs

  • Features easy to use cut-apart and designer papers

  • Made in the USA – cover-weight papers are acid and lignin Free

 

 

Life’s a Bowl of Cherries

 

Hello Sunshine

 

Cherry on Top

 

Homemade Goodness

 

Simply Sweet

 

Picnic Time

 

Pretty Please

 

I Love you Cherry Much

 

Life’s a Bowl of Cherries Flower Assortment *NEW*

  • 78 individual die-cut pieces

  • Acid and lignin free

  • Made in the USA

 

Life’s a Bowl of Cherries Ephemera Assortment

  •  38 Double-sided assorted die-cut pieces

  • Acid & Lignin Free

  • Made in the USA

 

 

Life’s a Bowl of Cherries Stamp Set

  • 8 photopolymer stamps

  • Made in the USA

  • Use the stamps with an acrylic block and inks of your choice

 
Happy Papercrafting!

 

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135 Responses

  1. What a pretty collection! I’d love to start out by making a set of notecards! Love the beautiful papers and the stamp set! Awesome ephemera pieces too!

  2. Oh, my! I am so reminded of growing up and the colors of the 1950s! My Mom had a couple of cherry tablecloths I will always remember. Yes, I can just see a recipe book and lots of gorgeous cards. LOVE that stamp set!!

  3. I love the colors. I especially love the flower assortment and the stamp set. I love the way it all comes together. Looking forward to making a recipe book. 🍒🍨

  4. I love Life is a Bowl of Cherries. I have been wanting to create a small recipe book with handwritten recipes from my mother and grandmothers. This will be perfect!

  5. We live in Michigan near Traverse City, the cherry capital of the world:) This would be perfect for layouts of the festival, recipes and so much more!!

  6. I am already obsessed with all things Graphic 45 and they just keep coming up with new and wonderful papers and accessories. Love Life’s a Bowl of Cherries.

  7. Absolutely gorgeous! What fun this would be to make a recipe box out of. Love the mid century feel to this. Aqua and red color combo…very cool! Brings me back to my early childhood days! Oh would have so much fun to create with!

  8. Graphic45, you have done it again. This Life is a Bowl of Cherries, is so beautiful. I love the bold colors. I see making a mini photo album to put pictures of the adventures one would go on through the summer. My newest obsession are those squash books. How amazing would it be to give one to each of your girlfriends so they can use it for their own adventures.
    And all the wonderful, amazing cards you could make with paper. I have fallen in love with your designs and your paper quality!!!

  9. Life’s a Bowl of Cherries is such a happy, bright collection! I am going to use the collection to make cards to cheer on my coaching clients. Such fun and uplifting!!!

  10. I grew up with two cherry trees in my back yard that my brothers, neighbor friends and I would climb and eat cherries like crazy and at times had a seed spitting battle with each other. I absolutely love this paper and could made some really cute items with it.

  11. I love the bright cherries against that beautiful blue! I think it would be so fun to make a recipe box, cute cards, and maybe a decoration for my kitchen. So cute love it. 🥰🍒

  12. I really want to love this collection. Sadly, it appears the coordinating papers are in a coral/salmon red instead of a true red. I’m a little disappointed.

  13. Ooooo! I can’t wait! I will do birthday cards, a recipe Journal, and maybe even a summer planner! I’m thinking I can do a lot of picnic themes with this! Cherries are my favorite!!! Can use this set to label my canned jams and compotes too!
    Lisa

  14. What a beautiful collection…..of course. This would be so lovely to use in creating some accessories for my kitchen. Your design team has hit it out of the park, AGAIN

  15. I love Life’s a bowl of cherries so much that I will have to make several projects from it. I am thinking recipe book, mini album, and portfolio. Cherries 🍒 🍒 🍒 🍒 🍒 are the best!

  16. What beautiful papers! Love the bright and bold colors! Such a great combination of colors. Love this theme for this paper! Would certainly make a beautiful mini album with this set. Love it!

  17. I ADORE ANYTHING CHERRY – It’s my favorite color & my favorite fruit. The ‘juicy’ 1940’s inspired prints remind me of summers at my aunt’s farm. Can’t wait to make recipe card sets out of this beautifully colored collection. Kudos

  18. I LOVE this set of papers!! In fact, I live all of the new paper kits! But the cherries are awesome! Remind me of summer and growing up in SW Pennsylvania. We grew both sweet black cherries and tart pie cherries. These papers take me right back there! Love the theme and the bright cheery cherries! 🥰

  19. I love the colors in this collection & am very excited for the rest of the releases this week. I would absolutely make a recipe box with cards and a notebook. I have four or five different ideas all relating to recipes for the ‘life is a bowl of cherries’ collection! great job

  20. Oh my! I LOVE THIS SET!! This set reminds me of Mary Englebriet and I had all kinds of decorations with the theme, “Life is a Chair of Bowlies!” LOL! I can’t wait to get my hands on this set. Hey designer’s, please, please – I want more please!!

  21. How very “sweet”! I see a lot of recipe book ideas for this also utilizing Cafe Parisian and Alice’s Tea Party. Talk about a memory trigger… when my husband and I were very young, we’d go to Yakima, WA’s pick your own fruit fields. My husband loved cherries and we’d pick tons of them, drive home sticky, cherry stained, the scent of cherries in the car. We’d can a lot of them as my husband’s Mom did that when he was a child and it was his favorite desert, we’d also make cobbler, preserves, pie filling etc… It’s been 48+ years now… I wonder if the store has any cherries?

  22. What I love about G45 is that your collections have everything we need to make cards, albums, altered art crafts and more. Bowl of cherries would update my recipe boxes and push me to organize the recipes from the internet into a a colorful recipe notebook! Can’t wait!

  23. Definitely an inspiration for many kitchen-oriented projects-recipes, food gift tags, family traditions and fresh ideas. Love the bright blue and red combos.

  24. Love love love the cherries.
    I love cherries. This collection is beautiful for so many things. I would like a mini album and a recipe book. Can’t wait to get my craft going with this cherry collection.

  25. OMGosh! OMGosh! Just perfect for a new recipe album. I love using G45 papers for recipe albums or any album, but this one is the greatest collection ever! You knocked the ball out of the park. Cannot wait for the release. Gorgeous papers and extras! So happy!

  26. The cherries are just wonderful. I have a thing for fruit images! I would love to make a box of recipe cards with this collection. The cherries are so rich and sweet looking. LOVE THIS

  27. Oh MY! I am SO in love with Life’s a Bowl of Cherries! And with TWO sides to choose from I am going to be FORCED to buy at least two sets because there is NO way I could choose which side I like better!

  28. This collection is perfect for all our trips to Door County WI, known for beautiful cherry orchards, cherry wine, cherry pies, cherry everything! I’d love to create some mini albums and greeting cards with this gorgeous collection.

  29. I can’t wait to create an album using Bowl of Cherries with my Grandma Bessie’s old photos and her handwritten recipes. It’s a stunning collection.

  30. Love this beautiful collection. What wonderful summer recipe folios and tags for June and July gifts. Looks like it would make a great companion to G45 Laundry Day.

  31. The Bowl of Cherries is so cute. You could make so many items with it, tags, cookbooks, etc. I am just to excited to get it. I guess I’ll have to wait. Love it!

  32. I’ve designed a few different Recipe Album & Folios for Friends and Family and have been looking for just the right Design Paper to use, ” Life’s a Bowl of Cherries” is perfect for one album and person I know in particular and I cannot wait to buy this Collection Pack and start decorating my Album with it! This Cherry Paper fits her personality perfectly! I can’t wait to see the finished result!

  33. Wow – I really am enjoying this new collection! The colours are gorgeous. Just in time for me to make some kool accordion files for my mom & mum in law. Thanks for this fab kit!!

  34. Lovely. Makes me think of Mary Englebreit’s “life is just a chair of bowlies.” There was a collection from way back that had cherry soda. I was just starting to collect G45 so only have a few hoarded sheets. This paper is perfect for a recipe project I’ll be doing this year. No, really, I’m going to start AND finish it! – Claire

  35. Hi G45,
    I have to say that the colors are Amazing in the Life’s a Bowl of Cherries paper collection!! Once again you have blown me away. lol. I really am addicted to everything you offer. It is exciting to see all the new items. I am very excited to see the new album on Thursday.

    Have a Cherry on top kind of day!!

  36. Wow, this would be so much fun to use, I’m wondering if I could change my cake explosion box into a pie and fill it with all the wonderful goodies here, and maybe add some from Cafe Parisian of all the goodies on ” confectionary” that have cherries on them! What lovely Birthday cards and gifts I could make!

  37. Hello, my grandson is going on a mission in a few months and I plan on using “Life’s a Bowl of Cherries” to make a cook book for him to take on his adventure.
    Thank you, Jan Marie

  38. Love this collection – love the cherries! This collection is versatile – I could see using it to make an album with summertime picnic photos and also an album with old pictures of my grandparents.

  39. Oh my such a delightful Collection; love those cheerful reds and ” Americana” colors. I think my favorite papers are Hello Sunshine and Simply Sweet ! Yes this collection would be awesome for a recipe book or even A Family Reunion Folio !! Great job Graphic 45 ! Life IS SWEET !!

  40. This collection is awesome!!… I was a fan of Mary Englebreit (way back when) and this has that vibe to it… I could really get into this one even if just for that throwback feel… Desk accessories, YES!

  41. I love the brilliant colors! I just started collecting items and am creating pockets and recipes for my first recipe album for my new daughter in law. She calls often wanting to make my son’s favorite dishes. How cute would this be for that project! You guys never stop out doing yourselves. I live 120 miles from a town that has two craft stores which carry limited scrapbooking stock. I’m so grateful to be able to have the best supplies delivered right to my door from you. Your quality and design can’t be beat. Anytime I need ideas I watch graphic 45 YouTube videos on my TV. I have followed many, like the Mother Goose 3 albums and holder that was so fun. You guys go above and beyond which is why I only order your products from your site even if they are a little cheaper elsewhere. My orders always come in fast and in perfect condition. My daughter get together monthly to scrapbook together and I surprise her with new designs. When her very favorite movie was put in design by you, The Wizard of Oz, she was so overwhelmed. She said she was so glad you kept them old school. I didn’t understand, she said they could have come out of her vintage book of The Wizard of Oz. She followed your tutorial as I had got the whole collection for her and her album came out beautiful. She just turned 40 and now has some extra time so a couple of her friends wanted to know where she found that paper. Your designs are bringing a new generation of scrappers to the table. Thank you all for your hard work! So much better then the generic papers out there.

  42. I always love it when cherries are in season in central California, they are one of my favorite fruit. This collection and it’s vintage vibe and vibrant colors is very nostalgic and is perfect for a cookbook featuring all of the family cherry recipes ranging from cherry pies to cherry mojitos!🤩🥰🙋🏻‍♀️💜

  43. I love this collection. I think I would mostly use it to make cards, although it would be good for scrapbook pages when I visit my sister in California.

  44. Ooh! I love this collection. I can use it for everything from a recipe collection to a spring-themed album. I can’t wait to get my hands on this one.

  45. I was looking for inspiration for my Kitchen and I think I just found it in this new design! Cherry Vintage Decoupage Heaven! (I want to cover my new hutch in cherries!) Count me in!

  46. I feel like G45 is reading my mind. Recipe albums, cards, and folio folders here I come! Love, love, love the cherries and blue check patterned paper. Can’t you just smell the pie baking in the oven?

  47. I feel like G45 is reading my mind. Recipe albums, cards, and folio folders here I come! Love, love, love the cherries and blue check patterned paper. Can’t you just smell the pie baking in the oven?

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