Sneak Peek Bonanza – Projects Galore!

Hello, G45ers!

  It has been busy week of sneak peeks here on the Graphic 45 blog so today we are going to recap it all with a perfect Penny's Paper Doll Family card from Kathy Clement, a lovely Winter Wonderland layout from Maggi Harding, and even more beautiful projects straight from Diane's workshop. It is so exciting to get to see the new collections in use. We can hardly wait to get these on the shelfs and in your hands! We also have the final round of Win it Before You Can Buy it winners to announce so let's get to it!

We have 3 winners to announce from yesterday's Little Darlings – DCE  Win It Before You Can Buy It contest! And the winners are…

From the Blog: Laurie Rosales "Just found out I am going to have another Little Darling grand baby! This set is so perfect! Can't wait for both!! ❤️"

From Facebook: Drifty Wright "Soo adorable!!!"

From Instagram:  tamathamavraides "I adore this collection!!!!!"

Congratulations! Please contact us at to claim your prize!


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I’m Gonna Buy a Paper Doll – Easel Card

By Kathy Clement


"You’re never too old to play with paper dolls, especially when those paper dolls are part of a gorgeous paper collection from Graphic 45!  Penny’s Paper Doll Family is just loaded with beautiful patterns, images, and outfits that take me right back to happy childhood hours spent playing with my own beloved paper dolls.

I especially love the vintage clothing in this collection, so I decided to highlight it by creating this 6” x 6” square easel card.  Each darling vintage costume is triple matted and laid out in a sort of window pane design." ~ Kathy Clement


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  1. Take it to the mat!  Matting focal images really helps them to stand out on the page.  Since these images are all the same size, you can make the job easier by measuring and cutting the mats all at the same time.  Measure each layer just slightly larger than the next, then assemble.  

  2. Add extra depth and dimension by backing each image with foam tabs or cardboard from the packages you receive in the mail.

  3. Crocheted lace adds vintage charm and texture to the card design.  I used ⅛” Scor-Tape to layer the crocheted lace over Antique Gold Silky Crushed Ribbon.

  4. Use border stamps to create the “stopper” for your easel card.  First I cut the row of stamps out with shaped scissors.  Then I backed them with cardboard packaging to lift them up off the card base.


Graphic 45 Supplies:

Graphic 45 Penny’s Paper Doll Family 12×12 Collection

  • Penny’s Paper Doll Family
  • Forever Friends
  • Fathers and Sons
  • Beyond Borders

Other Supplies

  • Kraft, Brick Red, Navy Blue Cardstock
  • Petaloo Briar Roses, Blue Berry Picks
  • Crocheted Lace
  • Antique Gold Silky Crush Ribbon
  • Brown Gingham Ribbon
  • Denim Button from my stash
  • Small Die Cut Doily
  • Scallop Edge Punch
  • ⅛” Scor-Tape, Hot Glue Gun



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Winter Wonderland Layout

By Maggi Harding

I love this year's Christmas collection with it's traditional reds and greens and so perfect for this layout of my great niece and nephew.  I wanted this great photo to be the focal point so it is centered on a large punched doily with two floral clusters, simple but effective.  Tip:  You can make really pretty floral clusters by first fussy cutting flowers from design paper and then layering dimensional flowers over the fussy cut ones.  In this case I used a pine cone and berries branch along with a single bloom.  I dry brushed a little white paint on the pine cones and flower to add a touch of winter.  Then, to add a festive look, I highlighted some of the flower petals and berries on the design paper with red Stickles.” ~Maggi Harding


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Graphic 45 Supplies:

Winter Wonderland 12 x 12 Collection:

  • Winter Wonderland
  • Yule Post
  • Nordic Greetings
  • Woodland Whimsy


Other Supplies:

  • Bazzill Cardstock –  French Vanilla
  • Petaloo Botanica Anemones
  • Petaloo Pine Cones and Berries
  • Martha Stewart Cherish Punch Around the Page punch set
  • WRMK Lucky 8 Frilly Lace Punch
  • Stickles – Christmas Red
  • Creative Embellishments Merry Christmas words
  • Stampendous Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel
  • White paint

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Projects from Diane’s Workshop
Winter Wonderland – Home Decor

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Seasons Home Decor Projects


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Little Darlings – Frame & Hat Box

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Penny’s Paper Doll Family – ATC Tag

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Want to win this fabulous prize package?  Just hop over to our Facebook page and comment on our Seasons’ Live Tour here.  The winner will be announced on Monday on the video post.  

Well that is a wrap on Sneak Peek Week here at the Graphic 45 blog! Thanks so much to Kathy, Maggi, and the rest of team that helped us introduce our latest collections this week, and thank you for following along with us. Congratulations to the lucky winners who will receive their prizes just as soon as we get the new collections in stock. For everyone else, keep a look out for Penny's Paper Doll Family and Winter Wonderland at your local scrapbook store around late August or early September. Seasons and Little Darlings – DCE will follow behind those a month or so later. We will be back next week with more beautiful craft inspiration. 

Happy Papercrafting!

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