Summer Part 1 Sneak Peek Recap


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 12×12 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
12×12 ‘Simply the Best’ A-side
12×12 ‘String of Pearls’ A-side
12×12 ‘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
8×8 ‘Holly and Mistletoe’
A-side (used as floral base and holly fussy cut)
8×8 ‘Christmas Time’ check
8×8 ‘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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