Love Notes: Winter 2019 Sneak Peek

Hello, G45ers!

 Welcome to Day 1 of our Winter Sneak Peeks!  Today we are thrilled to introduce our Love Notes collection.  This paper line is perfect for music lovers, weddings, birthdays, and all things romance.  To make things even more interesting we announce our HUGE Sneak Peek Contest where you will have 15 chances to win!  Then after we unveil this 'Musical Masterpiece' we have a Love Notes Mini Album in a Box by Brand Ambassador, Sandi NagelSandi really makes this collection sing with the help our 5×5 Mixed Media Album and Square Tag & Clock Die.  So without further ado…


(see full project below)


Would you like a chance to win?  

We thought you might, so here it is… We have fifteen $100 Winter Release Prize packages, featuring Love Notes, By the Sea, and a new Staple or two!  To enter to win leave a comment on the blog, Facebook, and/or Instagram.  

Winners will be announced on the blog Friday, January 18th, 2019!



Love Notes

   Music gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination…and life to everything.  You will fall in love with this symphony of dramatic watercolor roses and classical musical instruments, harmoniously pulled together with a gorgeous color palette of rich black, romantic red tones and vintage cream.  


Collection includes 8 double-sided papers, 12×12 collection pack (new format; includes 16 sheets, 2 of each 8 designs & decorative sticker sheets. Only $20 MSRP),  8×8 paper pads, 12×12 Patterns & Solids pad, coordinating chipboard, cardstock tags & pockets, journaling & ephemera cards, and decorative cardstock stickers.


Love Notes – Now Available



 Love Notes Collection Pack 12” x 12”


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

  • Cover weight stickers

  • Features easy to use cut-apart and designer papers

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



 Love Notes 12” x 12” Patterns & Solids


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

  • Features easy to use cut-apart and designer papers






Love Notes 8”x8” Paper Pad


  • 24 double-sided 8×8-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



Love Notes


Floral Symphony


Musical Masterpiece


Poetic Postage


Standing Ovation


Melodic Missives


Romantic Rhapsody


Lovely Lyrics



 Love Notes Stickers



Love Notes – Chipboard

  • 20 decorative embellishments

  • Sturdy die-cut chipboard – finished Size is 6 x 12.5-Inch



Love Notes – Die-cut Tags & Pockets


  • 2 double-sided cardstock sheets contain 17 die-cut pieces

  • Beautifully detailed imagery on front and coordinating patterns on reverse


Love Notes – Ephemera Cards


  • 32 individual journaling & ephemera cards
  • 2 each of 16 designs – (16) 4 x 6-inch & (16) 3×4-Inch



Love Notes Mini Album in a Box and Cards

By Sandi Nagel


Hello, G45rs!

Today I'm sharing a couple of Graphic 45 projects, using the NEW Love Notes collection.



My first project is a Mini Album in a Box, using the Graphic 45 5×5 Mixed Media Box in black.



The Mixed Media Box includes 6 cardstock photo mats. I used one of the photo mats to die-cut the frame and corner pieces on the cover; and the remaining five, I used to make the mini album.


The mini album was super easy to make! I just trimmed my papers from the collection and adhered them to each side of the cardstock.  

Next, I used the Graphic 45 clock frame die and small corner die to die-cut the frame and four corners of my mini album.  I also used the very same clock frame die to die-cut the center focal point. I then added some roses from the Graphic 45 Rose Bouquet Collection in Triumphant Red and Classic Ivory & Natural Linen.


I then punched three holes using my hole-puncher and added a coordinating piece of ribbon, to each hole, for the binding mechanism.  It was that simple! And look how pretty it came out!



I decided to add a shaker element to my Graphic 45 Mixed Media Box.  You’ve seen me do this before on my very first Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador project.


The shaker element works as a fun backdrop to the beautiful Clock die-cuts.  I added corners using the corner die and finished the top off with a spray of roses and leaves from the Graphic 45 Rose Bouquet Collection in Triumphant Red and Classic Ivory & Natural Linen.



I then decided to add a different pattern, from the Love Notes Collection, to the sides, front, back and bottom of the Mixed Media Box.



I then finished it off with four Graphic 45 Antique Brass Claw Feet, and an Antique Brass Door Pull at the top center.



The Graphic 45 Love Notes collection provides you with beautiful and elegant designs that they do all the work for you.


For the larger card, I decided to triple-mat the ephemera card.  I kept it simple, yet with such design elegance, do I really need to add anything else?  For the note card, I used the same concept and double-matted the small Love Notes ephemera card.


I hope that you’ve enjoyed these Graphic 45 Love Notes project ideas and that I’ve been able to inspire you in your own paper crafting projects.  Until next time. Happy Crafting!” ~Sandi


Graphic 45 Supply List:




Other Supplies

  • Die-cutting Machine
  • Glue
  • Acetate (for shaker)
  • Red Sequin (for shaker)
  • Paper Trimmer
  • E6000 to attach the metal pieces (use this glue in a well-ventilated area. Outdoors if you can.)



Stunning, just stunning!  This collection certainly makes 'My Heart Sing'.  Join us in the comments below by sharing your feedback, compliments to our designers, and let us know what you are going to create with the beautiful new collection.  Big thanks to you as well for joining us today! Be sure to pop back in tomorrow to get a first look at our new Deluxe Collector's Edition, By the Sea, until then…


Happy Papercrafting!   


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