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Sep 29, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Halloween Treats with Graphic 45

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Today, Joanne Bain and Magda Cortez have Halloween perfection in store for us! Joanne shows us a magical way to create a stunning album, and Magda reminds us to keep those precious scraps to make something gorgeous!


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Let Joanne take you away to Wonderland! What a stunning album!

"I love the playing card sheet of paper in the ‘Halloween In Wonderland’ collection, it is actually what my inspiration was when creating the mini album. All of the pages were created using the Large Black Tag Album tags. Each tag was very slightly trimmed, scored and then folded to create my folded pages, they were then glued back to back around the edge only as I wanted to create pocket for the smaller tags to slide into." ~Joanne


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Supply List

4501377 Halloween In Wonderland Collector's Edition
#4500982 Large Tag Album - Black
#4500980 Artist Trading Tags - Black
#4501295 Metal Door Plates & Knobs
#4500547 Ornate Metal Label Holder
#4500546 Ornate Metal Key Holes

Halloween Cards _ Surprise-Happy Haunting-By Magda Cortez-Product by Graphic 45-Photo Photo 05_09-Project with Tutorial

Now, Magda shows you the magic you can make with just your scraps. We love this set with the retired Happy
Haunting and some fussy cut pieces and more from Hallowe'en in Wonderland (now in stores!)

"Hi All.. This time I make two Sets a Card with a surprise candy! This Halloween cards were so easy to make and I get so much fun doing a little fussy cutting from my Old Scraps from an old Graphic 45 paper Collection “Happy Haunting”  we can search in our stash and look for those precious scraps we have.. And you can make beautiful Cards and wrappings as I did this time.. " ~Magda


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Magda's Snapguide Tutorial

 

Check out How to Wrap Your Candy for Halloween by Magda Cortez on Snapguide.

 


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Halloween Cards _ Surprise-Happy Haunting-By Magda Cortez-Product by Graphic 45-Photo Photo 05_09-Project with Tutorial

Tip: Look for those precious scraps we keep as GOLD and don’t be afraid to use it! You can make cards and wrappings they just use a little pieces of paper.


Halloween Cards _ Surprise-Happy Haunting-By Magda Cortez-Product by Graphic 45-Photo Photo 05_09-Project with Tutorial


Halloween Cards _ Surprise-Happy Haunting-By Magda Cortez-Product by Graphic 45-Photo Photo 05_09-Project with Tutorial


Halloween Cards _ Surprise-Happy Haunting-By Magda Cortez-Product by Graphic 45-Photo Photo 05_09-Project with Tutorial


Halloween Cards _ Surprise-Happy Haunting-By Magda Cortez-Product by Graphic 45-Photo Photo 05_09-Project with Tutorial


Halloween Cards _ Surprise-Happy Haunting-By Magda Cortez-Product by Graphic 45-Photo Photo 05_09-Project with Tutorial

Supply List

Graphic 45 Happy Haunting (Scraps)
Enchanted Garden
Jolly-Jack-O-Lantern
Graphic 45 Hallowe’en in Wonderland (Scraps)
Jabberwocky
Black Cardstock
Purple Cardstock
Ribbon
Falling Leaves – Die-Namics Dies

 

This week, we are giving away this prize pack full of Children's Hour, our Mixed Media Album in Ivory, and Petaloo flowers! How brilliant! Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to win. We'll announce a winner here on the blog on Friday. Have fun!

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Are you getting excited for October? We sure are! Thanks for joining us today!

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

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Sep 28, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Decorate for Fall & Halloween with G45!

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Today, we have decor ideas that are perfect for Fall and Halloween! Sandy Trefger and Olga Heldwein hit it out of the park with their clever ideas.

Flower Mason Jar, World's Fair, Children's Hour, by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 005

First, Sandy celebrates her favorite season with her gorgeous home decor piece!

"Autumn is quite possibly my favorite season of all here in the USA—cooler air, leaves falling, pecans  & pumpkins (for pies), pretty mums, other autumn flowers and when it gets cold enough—hot chocolate or cider!  I’ve had a beautiful vintage mason jar in my craft room for a couple of years that I purchased at an antique mall and have always wanted to turn it into a pretty yet rustic flower vase.  When deciding on something to create for Graphic 45, I took the jar off the shelf, pulled out a couple of Graphic 45 paper collections and went to work.  I love how it turned out!  A band of the World’s Fair paper and a contrasting decorative center piece to hide where the 12” band didn’t quite meet, Fall stickers and chipboard from the Children’s Hour collection, burlap twine, lace and a couple of pretty flowers  pulled it all together for a quick, simple Fall Décor piece.  Add some flowers from the market and it’s done.  Happy Crafting" ~ Sandy

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Flower Mason Jar, World's Fair, Children's Hour, by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 005


Flower Mason Jar, World's Fair, Children's Hour, by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 005

 


Flower Mason Jar, World's Fair, Children's Hour, by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 005

Tip: Make your crafting flower stash go a bit further by cutting larger flowers into half or even thirds.  Use a hot glue gun to place the flower parts on your project behind other flowers, lace, bows, etc.  Folding a piece of a flower in half will make it look fuller.  Add more to your craft arrangement by cutting very thin strips of the paper and curling them around a cuticle stick or other small round stick to make tendrils.  Glue the tendrils into the floral piece.


Flower Mason Jar, World's Fair, Children's Hour, by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 005

Supply List:

Graphic 45 World’s Fair 12x12
Graphic 45 Children’s Hour 6x6
Graphic 45 Children’s Hour Chipboard 1
Graphic 45 Children’s Hour Sticker Sheet
Graphic 45 Children’s Hour Tags & Pockets
Mason Jar, Quart Size
Petaloo & Prima Flowers
Lace
May Arts Jute—Natural Burlap
Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Leaf Punch
Fall/Autumn Flowers

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Now, Olga has a brilliant shadowbox that will inspire your ghoulish side! Check out her video tutorial below!


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Olga's Video Tutorial

 

 



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OLGA SEPTEMPER CURIOSITIES HALOWEEN IN WONDERLAND1 (4)

Supply List

DCE Hallowe'en in Wonderland
4501377
Policy Envelopes-ATC Black
4501297
stickers from Botanicabella - DCE
4501166
Washi Tape Set
4500843
glass bottles
gel medium
alkochol inks
gauze
some colordul mists ( I used 13 arts)
some junks and treausures from drawer

 

 

This week, we are giving away this prize pack full of Children's Hour, our Mixed Media Album in Ivory, and Petaloo flowers! How brilliant! Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to win. We'll announce a winner here on the blog on Friday. Have fun!

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We love these fabulous ideas. Thanks for joining us today for the fun!

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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Sep 27, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Wickedly Amazing Projects with Graphic 45!

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We have wickedly amazing projects from our designers today! Pam Bray has a brilliant sign idea, and Nico Scrap shows you how to get spooky for Halloween! 

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First, Pam uses Rare Oddities to make a perfect sign for the season!

“I love to cover chipboard pieces with fun paper. The Rare Oddities Collection is perfect for chipboard letters that I purchased from my local craft store. Halloween is just one of the best holidays to make cool and creative decorations for your home or to give as gifts.” ~Pam


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Pam's Snapguide Tutorial

 

Check out How to Create a Wicked Sign With Graphic 45 Rare Oddities by Pam Bray on Snapguide.

 


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Graphic 45 Wicked Sign - Pam Bray - Rare Oddities - Photo 1_1356


Graphic 45 Wicked Sign - Pam Bray - Rare Oddities - Photo 1_1356


Graphic 45 Wicked Sign - Pam Bray - Rare Oddities - Photo 1_1356

Tip: Adding strips of covered chipboard behind your project pieces will give dimensional and stability. They will also work to hang your projects up with.


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Graphic 45 Wicked Sign - Pam Bray - Rare Oddities - Photo 1_1356


Graphic 45 Wicked Sign - Pam Bray - Rare Oddities - Photo 1_1356

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Graphic 45 Wicked Sign - Pam Bray - Rare Oddities - Photo 11_1376


Graphic 45 Wicked Sign - Pam Bray - Rare Oddities - Photo 11_1376


Graphic 45 Wicked Sign - Pam Bray - Rare Oddities - Photo 11_1376

Supply List

Rare Oddities 12” x 12” Paper Collection
Sizzix Pansy Die
8” Chipboard Letters
Six 2 ½” Chipboard Strips
Small Metal Frame
Small Jar
Plastic Skeleton
Plastic Bats
Floral Fall Picks
Pop Dots
Adhesive

Poison Boxes, steampunk debutante collection, project by Nico Scrap, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

Now, enjoy these poison boxes using our Staples from Nico Scrap! How fun!

"I have created for you a magical bottle display for you today. I love harry potter so much and maybe you have already guessed it with my box full of flying keys. That’s where i have taken ispiration from to make this piece. I have imagined this box in one of the thousands rooms of Hogwarts, full of spider webs, poisons, and a face that keep sleeping util you touch one of these tini tiny bottles...Of course these are also boxes, where you can keep your secrets and your incantations...OPEN IF YOU DARE! ;)" ~Nico Scrap


Poison Boxes, steampunk debutante collection, project by Nico Scrap, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Poison Boxes, steampunk debutante collection, project by Nico Scrap, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


Poison Boxes, steampunk debutante collection, project by Nico Scrap, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

Supply List

Book Boxs Kraft Graphic45
steampunk debutante collection Graphic45
brown ink Graphic45
embellishments scrap unlimited, Tim holtz and Graphic45
black gesso and black ink splash! 13@rts
cotton
chipboards ScrapFX
mini bottles

This week, we are giving away this prize pack full of Children's Hour, our Mixed Media Album in Ivory, and Petaloo flowers! How brilliant! Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to win. We'll announce a winner here on the blog on Friday. Have fun!

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Thank you for joining us to see these fun ideas! What have you created as a DIY for Halloween?

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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Sep 26, 2016 5:00:00 AM

A Monday for a DIY Notebook & Album!

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Today, we have incredible ideas from our designers! Alexandra Morein and Elena Olinevich show you awesome notebooks and albums that will inspire you for Halloween and beyond! Take a look!

DIY Notebook, Steampunk Debuntante, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

First, Alexandra creates a perfect Steampunk notebook! Check out her video tutorials below!

"I have recently created several notebooks and found it very interesting and refreshing, after making mini albums. Today I want to share another notebook, featuring the Deluxe Steampunk Debutante collection.

The signatures inside the notebook were made using plain printing paper, and they are connected to the spine without any glue, using the book binding method which is called “Button Hole Stitch”. I’ve added the beads to the threads in several places and I really like how everything turned out, the colors and the designs of the paper, of course, played here an important role too.


I am sharing a video tutorial for creating the notebook, including the process of embellishing the cover. If you want to have a look at my way of doing it, you are welcome to watch the 2 parts of the video tutorial." ~Alexandra

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Video Tutorial 1

Video Tutorial 2

 

 



 


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DIY Notebook, Steampunk Debuntante, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 4


DIY Notebook, Steampunk Debuntante, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 4


DIY Notebook, Steampunk Debuntante, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 4


DIY Notebook, Steampunk Debuntante, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 4


DIY Notebook, Steampunk Debuntante, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 4

 


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DIY Notebook, Steampunk Debuntante, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 13


DIY Notebook, Steampunk Debuntante, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 13


DIY Notebook, Steampunk Debuntante, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 13


DIY Notebook, Steampunk Debuntante, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 13


DIY Notebook, Steampunk Debuntante, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 13


DIY Notebook, Steampunk Debuntante, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 13


DIY Notebook, Steampunk Debuntante, Tutorial by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 13

Supply List

Steampunk Debutante
Steampunk Spells Stamp Set
Graphic 45 Color Box Decades Inks (Photogenic, Bon Voyage Blue, Dark Cashmere)

Halloween in Wonderland Album, by Elena Olinevich, product by Graphic45, Photo6

Now, Elena shares a perfect Hallowe'en in Wonderland album! She has so many great techniques in her process video tutorial below. Love!

"I am a big fan of Alice in Wonderland  book. I collect them and have a variety of them . There are many illustration artists and piblicators who make my collection so big.

So that is why it was a fun chance for me to create an album - as if I am the editor in chief and I can determine what to include into my book , what pictures to use and so on.

 The result of it  you can check in my video tour - I made an album with many details and extra secret pages and envelopes. I used different Policy envelopes - they are so great for such kind of Albums.

 I also tried to make something mysterious, so for one of my spread I took the black cardstock, some die cuts and start using paste, paints, glitter, beads. If you are interested what has happened you can check my video tutorial for this spread. I also share some tips how to use Policy envelopes in a different way. So please, enjoy." ~Elena

Halloween in Wonderland Album, by Elena Olinevich, product by Graphic45, Photo6

 

Elena's Video Tutorial


Halloween in Wonderland Album, by Elena Olinevich, product by Graphic45, Photo6

 

Album Video Tour


Halloween in Wonderland Album, by Elena Olinevich, product by Graphic45, Photo6


Halloween in Wonderland Album, by Elena Olinevich, product by Graphic45, Photo6


Halloween in Wonderland Album, by Elena Olinevich, product by Graphic45, Photo6


Halloween in Wonderland Album, by Elena Olinevich, product by Graphic45, Photo6


Halloween in Wonderland Album, by Elena Olinevich, product by Graphic45, Photo6



Halloween in Wonderland Album, by Elena Olinevich, product by Graphic45, Photo6


Halloween in Wonderland Album, by Elena Olinevich, product by Graphic45, Photo6


Halloween in Wonderland Album, by Elena Olinevich, product by Graphic45, Photo6


Halloween in Wonderland Album, by Elena Olinevich, product by Graphic45, Photo6


Halloween in Wonderland Album, by Elena Olinevich, product by Graphic45, Photo6


Halloween in Wonderland Album, by Elena Olinevich, product by Graphic45, Photo6


Halloween in Wonderland Album, by Elena Olinevich, product by Graphic45, Photo6


Halloween in Wonderland Album, by Elena Olinevich, product by Graphic45, Photo6


Halloween in Wonderland Album, by Elena Olinevich, product by Graphic45, Photo6

Supply List

DCE  Hallowe’en in Wonderland
Policy Envelopes  - Square Red
Policy Envelopes -  ATC Black
Policy Envelopes - Large Black
Alpha Banner - ATC Black
Metal Clock Keys
DIY Craft Paper- Architecture & Alphabet
Artist Trading Cards - Black
Large Tag Album - Black
Door Knockers
Stamped Metal Brads
Cardstock
Prima Marketing Flowers
Prima Marketing Modeling Paste, 3D Gloss Gel and microbeads
The Crafter’s Workshop stencil
May Arts Ribbons and Trims
Stampendous Glitter
Luminarte Silks Paints
Spellbinders Dies

This week, we are giving away this prize pack full of Children's Hour, our Mixed Media Album in Ivory, and Petaloo flowers! How brilliant! Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to win. We'll announce a winner here on the blog on Friday. Have fun!

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We are so inspired by these notebook and album ideas. Aren't you? We hope you have a fabulous Monday!

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

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Sep 23, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Hallowe'en Home Decor!

  Halloween Spooky House, Halloween in Wonderland, by Einat Kessler, product by Graphic 45 photo 10

Einat Kessler and Kathy Clement have filled the blog with awesome tips and techniques today! It will be a crafty Halloween for sure. Let's see their beautiful work!

Halloween Spooky House, Halloween in Wonderland, by Einat Kessler, product by Graphic 45 photo 10

First, Einat shares a much-requested tutorial - her Washi Tape album binding technique! Then, she has awesome Halloween tips below. Take a look!

"Although I don’t celebrate Halloween I love making Halloween projects. All the spooky and gory images, skeletons and witches are so fun to play with. The Hallowe’en in Wonderland collection is no different. I just loved all the characters and colors of the papers. My Halloween Spooky house is made from two boxes. The smaller box is the house in which I used the lid to create the roof and the larger box is the base that holds the mini album. You all wanted to learn how to bind a mini album with Washi tape so I created this mini album with that technique!" ~Einat


Halloween Spooky House, Halloween in Wonderland, by Einat Kessler, product by Graphic 45 photo 10

Tip #1: Use a bandage you can get in every pharmacy to add a spooky look to your project. Pull it in all directions to give it a look of an unraveled mummy’s shrouds.


Halloween Spooky House, Halloween in Wonderland, by Einat Kessler, product by Graphic 45 photo 10

Tip #2: Instead of covering the wall of the house with a piece of paper cut it into “bricks” to add interest and a realistic look.


Halloween Spooky House, Halloween in Wonderland, by Einat Kessler, product by Graphic 45 photo 10


Halloween Spooky House, Halloween in Wonderland, by Einat Kessler, product by Graphic 45 photo 10


Halloween Spooky House, Halloween in Wonderland, by Einat Kessler, product by Graphic 45 photo 10

Check out How to Create a Washi Tape Binding Mini Album by Einat Kessler on Snapguide.

Einat's Washi Tape Binding Tutorial


Halloween Spooky House, Halloween in Wonderland, by Einat Kessler, product by Graphic 45 photo 10


Halloween Spooky House, Halloween in Wonderland, by Einat Kessler, product by Graphic 45 photo 10


Halloween Spooky House, Halloween in Wonderland, by Einat Kessler, product by Graphic 45 photo 10


Halloween Spooky House, Halloween in Wonderland, by Einat Kessler, product by Graphic 45 photo 10

Supply List

Papers: Hallowe’en in Wonderland: You’re Late, Through the Looking Glass, Uncommon Nonsense, Jabberwocky, Square Hare, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, At last!, The Mad Hatter.
Hallowe’en in Wonderland Cardstock Stickers
Hallowe’en in Wonderland chipboard
Black Cardstock
5x5 Black Mixed Media Box
3.5x4.5 Book Box
Washi Tape Set
              Bandage                 

  Halloween Tea with Alice, Halloween in Wonderland, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

Now, Kathy gets us ready for a fabulous tea party! We love this!

"Halloween is such a fun holiday! It seems to bring out the  kid in all of us, giving us a reason to let our imaginations go wild as we design costumes, plan parties and decorate our homes.  The vibrant colors and playful images of Halloween in Wonderland strike the perfect note for a spooktacular Halloween.  That’s why I decided to use it to create this whimsical Halloween Tea with Alice centerpiece." ~Kathy

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See Kathy's Video Tour

 

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Halloween Tea with Alice, Halloween in Wonderland, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 6

Halloween Tea with Alice, Halloween in Wonderland, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 7

Halloween Tea with Alice, Halloween in Wonderland, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 7

Halloween Tea with Alice, Halloween in Wonderland, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 9

Halloween Tea with Alice, Halloween in Wonderland, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 3

Tip: I used the top from an 8x8 Staples mixed media box for the base of my centerpiece.  Turning the box upside down, I filled in the window opening and the open sides with chipboard.  This created a really solid base to work with.  After covering the base with papers from Halloween in Wonderland,  I went to work on building the rest of the scene.

Halloween Tea with Alice, Halloween in Wonderland, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 11

These 3x5 Staples Matchboxes were the perfect size to serves as pillars in my centerpiece.  After painting all the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink, I decorated the boxes with paper and fussy cut images.  In keeping with the theme, one box contains several tea bags, while the other contains a small package of cookies.  Petaloo flowers, purple buttons and twine bows add a nice pop of color.

Halloween Tea with Alice, Halloween in Wonderland, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 14

My not too creepy tea pots are made from white ceramic napkin rings that I colored with Alcohol inks.  Chipboard spider webs were glued to the back with Glossy Accents.  Mini pumpkins fit perfectly in the hollow center.  Spanish Moss and a painted chipboard spider add just the right “eek” factor, don’t you think?

Halloween Tea with Alice, Halloween in Wonderland, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 3

This rusty tea table was made from a 4” wide bottle cap and an empty spool.  To give it this spooky finish, I tapped it with rust paste, then topped it with a spider web tablecloth and pumpkin centerpiece.  The dinner plates are chipboard buttons from the collection.  I added mini cutlery and brass teacup charms.  The “napkins” are rolled up pieces of purple glitz ribbon tied with burlap string.

Halloween Tea with Alice, Halloween in Wonderland, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 8

This olive oil bottle was the perfect size and shape for this image of Alice.  The bottle was painted with Clear Rock Candy Distress Paint.  After the paint had set and crackled, I dripped Alcohol Ink onto it to make it Halloween ready.  When everything was dried, the image was glued onto the surface.  I finished the bottle off with Petaloo flowers and purple glitz ribbon.

Halloween Tea with Alice, Halloween in Wonderland, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 7  (1)

Fussy cut images look 3-D when nestled in with pretty pumpkins, acorns and flowers.  I created a “hinge” for these images by cutting a 1” high piece of cardstock that was about an inch shorter than the length of the fussy cut piece.  The cardstock was folded in half and creased. One half of the hinge was glued to the back of the image.  Then I gently curved the image against the edge of my ruler, added adhesive to the base of the cardstock hinge and glued it in place.  It’s a simple trick, but it makes the images come to life.

Halloween Tea with Alice, Halloween in Wonderland, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 1

Fill a small glass vial with fine green glitter and tie on this “drink me” tag.

Halloween Tea with Alice, Halloween in Wonderland, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45 Photo 3 (1)

Paint pumpkins with Clear Rock Candy Distress Paint to give them a frosty appearance.  When dry, drip on Alcohol Ink and green glitter.  The fussy cut tea set you can see in the background was added to the scene using the paper “hinge” technique.

Halloween Tea with Alice, Halloween in Wonderland, by Kathy Clement, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

Supply List

Halloween in Wonderland Deluxe Collector’s Edition
Two  3” x 5” Staples Matchboxes
Top from an 8x8 Staples Mixed Media Box (the part with the window)
Black Soot Distress Paint, Black Soot Distress Ink
Mini pumpkins
Large 4” bottle cap
Old Thread Spool
Prima Rust Paste
3” craft pumpkin
Ranger Clear Rock Candy Distress Paint
Two tea pot shaped napkin rings
Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Spider Web Shape Set
Petaloo Floral Craft Flowers
Botanica Purple Cherry Blossoms
Lavender Jeweled Flowers
Sage Velvet Hydrangea Picks
Chantilly Mixed Blooms Lilac/Purple
Tall olive oil bottle
Ranger Alcohol Ink: Lettuce, Eggplant
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Purple Glitz Ribbon
Black Burlap String
Gladys Black Crochet Lace
Acorns, Spanish Moss
Tea bags, cookies
Purple Buttons
Miniature silverware, brass teacup charms
Hot Glue Gun

Now, it's time to announce this week's blog winner!

-Dana Osborne: This would be so nice to have for more masculine projects. I am drawn to a lot of the feminine line and I always come up short when I need something for guys!

Congratulations, Dana! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Many thanks to all who entered this week!

(2) Proper Gentleman 12x12, 8x8, Staples Graphic 45 Prize

Thanks for joining us this week for all the fun! We hope you have a fabulous weekend.

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

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