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Jul 28, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Take Something Old and Make It New!

  July assigments Steampunk Buterfly Box  Olga Heldwein1

We have more great upcycling ideas for you today, G45ers! Olga Heldwein and Magda Cortez share stunning ideas that take older items and make them new again. From taking a postage box and making gorgeous organization, to taking a vintage suitcase and giving it tons of personality! These also have tutorials - you will love these projects!

First, Olga shares how to take a postage box and make it Steampunk genius!

"Hello Graphic 45ers !

Today i have Alter Art prject with video Tuorial. I worked with DIY papers and i fall in love with them !

They thin but they not waving during you glue them. Beautiful patterns big size of each sheet perfect alter art tool.

My tip : If you alter some items with flexible folds like books, opening boxev notepads use washi tape instead or underneath your paper . Its more flexible and it will work better while you use your item. G45 washi tape is wide, have beautiful pattern and sticks very well." ~Olga

July assigments Steampunk Buterfly Box  Olga Heldwein1

 

Olga's Video Tutorial


July assigments Steampunk Buterfly Box  Olga Heldwein1


July assigments Steampunk Buterfly Box  Olga Heldwein1


July assigments Steampunk Buterfly Box  Olga Heldwein1


July assigments Steampunk Buterfly Box  Olga Heldwein1


July assigments Steampunk Buterfly Box  Olga Heldwein1

Supply List:

DIY Craft Paper-Architecture & Alphabet
4501292
Policy Envelopes-ATC Black
4501297
Metal Clock Keys
4501293
Ornate Metal Key Holes
4500546
Ornate Metal Label Holder
4500547
Washi Tape Set
4500843
Communique-DCE
4501253
Steampunk Debutante - DCE
4501165
Gel Medium
Gesso
Metal embelishments and junks from my drawer
DreamVeaver spreader
Color Box g45 Inks
https://www.clearsnap.com/dye-ink-graphic-45-decades-full-size
in shades Photogenic, venetian lace, dark Cashmere

Next, Magda takes a pretty vintage suitcase and turns it into a stunning upcycled case! Wow! You will also love how she uses flowers on this great project.

 "I have this beautiful Vintage Round Suitcase for long time.. it was a gift from one of my friends and it was perfect for this project!! The DIY Craft Paper is super cool to use for the Decopauge technique and it is what my Vintage suitcase needs to Upcycle and Reuse it!

Decoupage technique is an art of  decorating an object gluing paper cutouts in layers.. Also in the interior I use Washi Tape to cover the inside of the suitcase (just the top)…Did You know this washi tape matches with the DIY Craft Paper I chose ?? It was perfect for my project! And Graphic 45 has it all!!

TIP for Decoupage:

1.Don’t use images who can smear with the top coat.

2. Avoid using thick paper (the softer and more flexible is the best)

3. You can tear your paper to make smoother edges but you can also make cutouts with your scissors." ~Magda

DIY Collage.jpgDIY Vintage Suitcase-A Ladies Diary- Magda Cortez - Graphic 45- Tutorial- 01 of 11

Check out How to Upcycle a Vintage Round Suitcase by Magda Cortez on Snapguide.  

Magda's Suitcase Snapguide Tutorial


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DIY Collage.jpgDIY Vintage Suitcase-A Ladies Diary- Magda Cortez - Graphic 45- Tutorial- 01 of 11


DIY Collage.jpgDIY Vintage Suitcase-A Ladies Diary- Magda Cortez - Graphic 45- Tutorial- 01 of 11


DIY Collage.jpgDIY Vintage Suitcase-A Ladies Diary- Magda Cortez - Graphic 45- Tutorial- 01 of 11


DIY Collage.jpgDIY Vintage Suitcase-A Ladies Diary- Magda Cortez - Graphic 45- Tutorial- 01 of 11


DIY Collage.jpgDIY Vintage Suitcase-A Ladies Diary- Magda Cortez - Graphic 45- Tutorial- 01 of 11


DIY Collage.jpgDIY Vintage Suitcase-A Ladies Diary- Magda Cortez - Graphic 45- Tutorial- 01 of 11


DIY Collage.jpgDIY Vintage Suitcase-A Ladies Diary- Magda Cortez - Graphic 45- Tutorial- 01 of 11


DIY Collage.jpgDIY Vintage Suitcase-A Ladies Diary- Magda Cortez - Graphic 45- Tutorial- 01 of 11


DIY Collage.jpgDIY Vintage Suitcase-A Ladies Diary- Magda Cortez - Graphic 45- Tutorial- 01 of 11

Supply List

Vintage Round Suitcase
Graphic 45 DIY Craft Paper – Quotes & Newsprint
Graphic 45 Washi Tape
A Ladies Diary Deluxe Paper Collection
Petaloo Flowers – Botanica Collection (Sienna)
Black Spray Paint
Mod Podge
Wood Gears from my Stash

 Enter to win this $60 prize pack this week! This pack includes the Deluxe Collector's Edition of Communique, our black Alpha Banner Staples, and our Metal Clock Keys! All you have to do is comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to win. We will announce a winner here on the blog on Friday, so make sure to check back. Today is the last day for the contest, so make sure to enter now!

(2) Communique DCE, Black ATC Banner, Metal Door Plates

What awesome projects. Big thanks to Olga and Magda! Have a creative day, G45ers!

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

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Jul 27, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Need Ideas for our DIY Craft Rolls?

Jewelry Box, by Elena Olinevich, Craft Stapple Rollers, Product by Graphic 45, Photo4 

Have you used our DIY Craft Roll Staples yet? They are so perfect for upcycling and all sorts of projects - gifts, covering larger items, albums and more! Today, we have great ideas from Elena Olinevich and Katelyn Grosart with these papers. 

Elena shows how you can take boxes and cover them to match your home decor or create a stunning gift. This jewelry box is awesome!

"This time I tried to create with the DIY Craft Papers for the first time. What I can say it’s just how easy it is when you are planning to do a gift wrapping or recycling something.

I decided to decorate some old round boxes from papier mache into a Jewelry Box.

I topped the cover of the largest bow with the smaller box , that I have fixed with a hot gun and embellished it.

The 2 boxes are still functional, so you can easily open the covers and use 2 boxes for your jewelry.

However I wanted to look the embellishments cascading down, so I made a video tutorial for you to watch, so that you could easily recreate it.

Tip:

  1. The DIY Craft papers are not so thin as regular paper sheets. So if you making the embellishments or die cut something out of them, I would recommend you to make it more firm and sturdy. It’s easy to do with a thick piece of cardboard, you only need to glue it .
  2. While adhereing my die cut embellishments to the cover, I used a thin cardboard and a score bone. It will help you to fix your die cut perfectly.

All the tips can be checked in my Video Tutorial." ~Elena

Elena's upcycled jewelry box with DIY Craft Rolls - click for tutorial! #graphic45

 

Elena's Jewelry Box Tutorial Video

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Jewelry Box, by Elena Olinevich, Craft Stapple Rollers, Product by Graphic 45, Photo4

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Elena's upcycled jewelry box with DIY Craft Rolls - click for tutorial! #graphic45


Elena's upcycled jewelry box with DIY Craft Rolls - click for tutorial! #graphic45



Elena's upcycled jewelry box with DIY Craft Rolls - click for tutorial! #graphic45


Supply List

DIY Craft Papers - Typography and Type Numbers ,
Bicycles and polka Dots
Papier Mache boxes
Hot Gun
Clear Glue
Scoring Board and a Scoring Bone
Thick and medium thick cardboard
Prima Marketing Flowers and Vine
Pearl String

Now, Katelyn shows you how to take an old tray and make it into a correspondence tray. How brilliant is this!

"Upcycling is a whole new thing for me. I don’t normally do projects like this, but let me tell you, it was a ton of fun to create. One of the fun parts other than actually creating the project is finding the piece that you want to work with.

For my upcycling piece, I used a letter tray and turned it into a shadow box mixing the DIY Craft Rolls and Communique Deluxe Collectors Edition paper. I challenge you to also give it a try and create something out of a piece you really don’t like!

Tip: Be careful when cutting the Craft Rolls, as the paper can rip easily.

Tip: Add claw feet to the bottom of your shadow box to give it extra character." ~Katelyn

Letter Tray Upcycle, DIY Craft Rolls, Communique, Tutorial by Katelyn Grosart, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

Check out How to Up Cycle a Letter Tray Using Graphic 45 by Katelyn Grosart on Snapguide.  

Katelyn's Snapguide Tutorial

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Before Photo, Letter Tray Upcycle, DIY Craft Rolls, Communique, Tutorial by Katelyn Grosart, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

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Letter Tray Upcycle, DIY Craft Rolls, Communique, Tutorial by Katelyn Grosart, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

Letter Tray Upcycle, DIY Craft Rolls, Communique, Tutorial by Katelyn Grosart, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 2


Letter Tray Upcycle, DIY Craft Rolls, Communique, Tutorial by Katelyn Grosart, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 2


Letter Tray Upcycle, DIY Craft Rolls, Communique, Tutorial by Katelyn Grosart, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 2


Letter Tray Upcycle, DIY Craft Rolls, Communique, Tutorial by Katelyn Grosart, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 2


Letter Tray Upcycle, DIY Craft Rolls, Communique, Tutorial by Katelyn Grosart, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 2

Supply List

DIY Craft Rolls: Quotes & Newsprints, Typography & Type Numbers
12x12 Communique Deluxe Collectors Edition
Staples: Antique Brass Claw Feet
Distress Ink: Black Soot
Blending Tool
Sookwang Tape
Tombow Glue
Foam Squares
Misc: Letter Tray

Enter to win this $60 prize pack this week! This pack includes the Deluxe Collector's Edition of Communique, our black Alpha Banner Staples, and our Metal Clock Keys! All you have to do is comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to win. We will announce a winner here on the blog on Friday, so make sure to check back. Enjoy and have the best time entering this fun giveaway!

(2) Communique DCE, Black ATC Banner, Metal Door Plates

We can't wait to see what you create with our DIY Craft Rolls! They're so much fun to create with. Enjoy your day, G45ers!

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here

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Jul 26, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Fabulous Mini Albums with from Einat and Lena!

  Washi Binding Mini Album, Staples, by Einat Kessler, Product by Graphic 45 photo 1

We love mini albums! Today, we dedicate the blog to them. You will love these great ideas from Einat Kessler and Lena Astafeva!

First, Einat shares how the inspiration struck for this great washi tape mini album! The binding is an awesome idea!

"I have a confession to make… whenever I see any paper product I immediately start thinking how I can create a mini album out of it. Are you like that too? The minute I saw those beautiful Staples tags and envelopes I knew they’ll be part of a mini album. But I wanted a quick binding method so I can complete the mini album in one evening. I used Washi Tape to bind the envelopes and tags together and even create a few flaps.

Tip #1: Find what you need in the papers. I used cut leaves from the Time Flies paper for the flowers on the cover.

Tip #2: When you create a mini album use different sizes of pages to keep it interesting." ~Einat

Washi Binding Mini Album, Staples, by Einat Kessler, Product by Graphic 45 photo 1

Washi Binding Mini Album, Staples, by Einat Kessler, Product by Graphic 45 photo 1


Washi Binding Mini Album, Staples, by Einat Kessler, Product by Graphic 45 photo 1


Washi Binding Mini Album, Staples, by Einat Kessler, Product by Graphic 45 photo 1


Washi Binding Mini Album, Staples, by Einat Kessler, Product by Graphic 45 photo 1


Washi Binding Mini Album, Staples, by Einat Kessler, Product by Graphic 45 photo 1

Supply List

Staples: Regular Red and Black Policy Envelopes, Regular Tags – Ivory, Square tags – Ivory, Inspire,
Create, Imagine Kraft tags, Washi Tape Set, Alphabet banners – Red ATC
Letter Stickers: Steampunk Debutante
Paper: Steampunk Debutante
Paper Flowers

Next, Lena shares a tag album perfect for those beach vacation pictures. We are in love with this great idea! Note how she uses bits of paint throughout. It adds so much interest!

"I made a mini album using the tags. My family and I love travelling to the sea. There we pick up different stones and paint them. My daughter likes swimming and my son likes diving. The sea is magic wonder of nature for us. " ~Lena

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Supply List :

Voyage Beneath the Sea 12x12 Pad
Voyage Beneath the Sea 8x8 Pad
Voyage Beneath the Sea Ephemera Cards
Regular Tag Album
Large Tag Album
Stamped Metal Brads
Metal Clock Keys
Die –Cut Sizzix
Die –Cut  Scrapberrys

Enter to win this $60 prize pack this week! This pack includes the Deluxe Collector's Edition ofCommunique, our black Alpha Banner Staples, and our Metal Clock Keys! All you have to do is comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to win. We will announce a winner here on the blog on Friday, so make sure to check back. Enjoy and have the best time entering this fun giveaway!

(2) Communique DCE, Black ATC Banner, Metal Door Plates

Do you love making mini albums? Share with us your albums on our Facebook page!

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here

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Jul 25, 2016 5:00:00 AM

A Card and Clock from our Graphic 45 Ambassadors!

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Today, our Ambassadors wow with incredible projects. We have two amazing projects from Jim, the Gentleman Crafter and Yumi Muraeda with an awesome upcycling idea using our DIY Craft Rolls. Also, there's a new blog contest this week! We're in for a treat!

First, Jim shares a great way to make a creative card with Enchanted Forest. How amazing!

"Modeled from the front entrance of Leeds Castle in Kent, England. As all of my cards, I make them out of thinner chipboard.  The card is made basically into a pocket with a pull out shaped card to write your sentiment.  For a little whimsy, the front door comes down with a pull of the Graphic 45 Stamped Brad to reveal a lady-in-waiting…Great card for a child, renaissance & medieval festival lovers or castle enthusiasts." ~Jim, the Gentleman Crafter

Enchanted Forest card by Jim, the Gentleman Crafter #graphic45


Enchanted Forest card by Jim, the Gentleman Crafter #graphic45


Enchanted Forest card by Jim, the Gentleman Crafter #graphic45


Enchanted Forest card by Jim, the Gentleman Crafter #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45 Enchanted Garden 8 x 8 Paper Pad
Graphic 45 Stamped Metal Brads –Bronze
Medium Weight Chipboard
Black Copic Marker (To cover the white paper core edges.)
Xyron Creative Station with permanent adhesive (To adhere paper to chipboard.)

Now, Yumi shares the most amazing clock she upcycled using Times Nouveau and our DIY Craft Rolls!

"Graphic 45 New DIY Craft paper are so great for cover everything thin and strong and go with liquid adhesive is so smooth. I love this so much !

I bought this old clock  old Jack of all trades shop in Los Angels. I wanted to make some up cycle thing. I think this clock became so nice than the before so I wanted to say Version upgrade lol. You can make any Version upgrade with this New Graphic 45 New DIY Craft paper so enjoy!!

Tip: It was little difficult to cover the corner but take a time and little by little, you can do it" ~Yumi

Before

1Up Cycle Graphic45 DIY Craftpaper with Times Nouveau Secret Clock by Yumi Muraeada Product by Graphic 45 Photojpg

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1Up Cycle Graphic45 DIY Craftpaper with Times Nouveau Secret Clock by Yumi Muraeada Product by Graphic 45 Photojpg


1Up Cycle Graphic45 DIY Craftpaper with Times Nouveau Secret Clock by Yumi Muraeada Product by Graphic 45 Photojpg


1Up Cycle Graphic45 DIY Craftpaper with Times Nouveau Secret Clock by Yumi Muraeada Product by Graphic 45 Photojpg


1Up Cycle Graphic45 DIY Craftpaper with Times Nouveau Secret Clock by Yumi Muraeada Product by Graphic 45 Photojpg


1Up Cycle Graphic45 DIY Craftpaper with Times Nouveau Secret Clock by Yumi Muraeada Product by Graphic 45 Photojpg


1Up Cycle Graphic45 DIY Craftpaper with Times Nouveau Secret Clock by Yumi Muraeada Product by Graphic 45 Photojpg

Supply List

DIY Craft Paper : Bicycles & Polka Dots, Architecture & Alphabet
Times Nouveau Classic Collection
Ornate Metal Key Holes Antique Brass
Ribbon
Flower-Prima
Silver tea and coffee sets
Sizzix Box die sets

Enter to win this $60 prize pack this week! This pack includes the Deluxe Collector's Edition of Communique, our black Alpha Banner Staples, and our Metal Clock Keys! All you have to do is comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to win. We will announce a winner here on the blog on Friday, so make sure to check back. Enjoy and have the best time entering this fun giveaway!

(2) Communique DCE, Black ATC Banner, Metal Door Plates

Thanks for joining us today for these great ideas from our Ambassadors! We hope this kicked off your week with some creative inspiration!

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

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Jul 24, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Take the Graphic 45 July Challenge: #DIYCraftRolls

Diy Craft Rolls Before and After!


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Take the July Challenge and find exciting ways to use our DIY Craft Rolls with some Upcycling. We can't wait to see your submissions!

Need extra inspiration? Check out this Large Policy Envelope Album by G45 DT alumni Ginger Ropp!

G45 Large Policy Envelope Mini Album

 

Ginger's Album Video

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