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June 14, 2012

Elegant Altered Art With A Ladies' Diary!

Denise Hahn Graphic 45 Ladies Diary Cigar Box Keepsake Box - 05

Hello G45ers,

We want to welcome you all to another fabulous day of craft inspiration here at Graphic 45! We hope you are all having a fun day! We've got some magnificent crafts to share with you today that feature our glorious new collection A Ladies' Diary! You going to love today's crafts by Denise Hahn. Today's we're focusing on some splendid ways to use A Ladies' Diary to create beautiful altered art. There are endless possibilities with altered art. It is a perfect way to take an ordinary object and give it new life! Denise Hahn has created a beautiful altered jewelery box and altered cigar box. These crafts are so inspiring, you'll be itching to start working on some altered art of your very own! 

First we wanted to share some of our recent adventures with all of you. Last weekend Aimee and Charee joined the wonderful folks at Clipper Street Scrapbook Company in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. They had a magnificent time teaching at this two day event and meeting so many fabulous people.  In this photo is the talented Ken Oliver from Unibind and the lovely store owners, Stacey, Lori and Deanna, along with Graphic 45's Charee and Aimee.  Clipper Street held a contest where they asked their customer's to bring in the favorite Graphic 45 projects. Together Aimee and Charee picked out their favorite project.  The winner was Heather and her amazing Little Darlings altered art box.  Below you can also see Heather's winning project. So beautiful! Also pictured are Heather, Charee and Aimee posing with Heather's wonderful Little Darlings altered art box. What fun! 

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And now it's time for some more fabulous altered art! Both of these projects were created by Denise Hahn of our design team. You can see some wonderfully creative ways to make stunning altered art out of simple items. This first creation is a gorgeous altered jewelry box. You can see how brilliantly A Ladies' Diary looks with this vintage jewelry box. It adds so much glitz and glamour! Denise did an amazing job of layering lots of beautiful embellishments to add depth and dimension to this stunning project! Here is what she had to say about it!

"I have been saving this vintage jewelry box for a special occasion and what better occasion than new a new paper line from Graphic 45! This was so easy to make, I just created templates for the windows with tracing paper and used tiny amounts of tacky glue to attach them. Then I created flowers with Ladies Diary paper and embossed them with gold to match the box. Then I dove into my real vintage buttons and trinkets to complete the box." -Denise Hahn

Denise Hahn Graphic 45 Ladies Diary Altered Jewelry Box - 01

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Supplies:
Vintage soldered jewelry box- can be found at thrift stores or flea markets
Clearsnap embossing powder gold
Clearsnap Emboss gloss
French General Petit Bijoux button flowers (interior)
Vintage buttons and broken jewelry
Seam Binding

Wow, wasn't that wonderful?! There's even more to come! Next we have another altered art piece by Denise Hahn. She's taken an ordinary cigar box and turned it into keepsake box using A Ladies' Diary and stunning Graphic 45 Staples! Cigar boxes are so much fun for creating altered art! This is such a clever idea! Just imagine what a wonderful personalized gift this would make for a loved one! Have a look at these fabulous photos and dream of the fun you could have creating altered art with Graphic 45! Here is what Denise had to say about her inspiration behind this lovely work of art!

"I love altering cigar boxes. They can be little pieces of artwork themselves, that's why I always make sure to cut my cover papers a little smaller so that the character of the cigar box comes through. The Ladies Diary collection of paper has a lot of vintage fashion inspiration in it so what could be more fashionable than creating a little keepsake purse to store your treasures in?" -Denise Hahn

Denise Hahn Graphic 45 Ladies Diary Cigar Box Keepsake Box - 01
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Supplies:
Cigar Box
Graphic 45 Metal Staples Door Knob (clasp)
Graphic 45 Metal Staples Brads (feet)
Graphic 45 Flower Staples
Colorbox Chalk Black
Colorbox Archival Ink Cookie Dough/Copper
Clearsnap Glitter-Ocean Spray/Cotton Candy/Sweet Orange
Colorbox Embossing powders
Smootch Spritz- Emerald Green
Paper Napkin (flower)
Seam Binding- Black and Cream
Copper color chain
Button and Necklace on dress form-Vintage
Lace trim
Jolees French General Buttons (interior of box)
Adhesives- Xyron permanent, E6000

That's all for today, G45ers. We want to thank you all for joining us! Huge thanks to Denise Hahn for her brilliant work today. We hope her altered art helped inspire some wonderful ideas for all of you! Please join us tomorrow for more wonderful crafts as well as our blog prize winner announcement! It's going to be a lot of fun. We wish you all a lovely day!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45

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Comments

Lovely projects and lovely papers. Can't wait till we get them in stores here.

I love the projects today--and I love the A Ladies' Diary papers. I have an item similar to the jewelry box so, that was great to see altered! My creative ideas are flowing now!

Looks like you had a great time in BC!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee today's projects!!! They are absolutely breath taking!!!!!GORGEOUS!!!!!

Beautiful projects!

I am SO in love with A Ladies Diary. Simply gorgeous.

Super gorgeous projects! Love all the attention to detail.

SO; SO lovely!!!

Love the altered boxes and a Ladies Diary papers. Now I have some inspiration to do a little altering of my own!

Smiles~
Marilyn

Denise the jewelry box is too die for!!!

Stop teasing me!!! I want this paper line sooooo bad!

Daddy smoked cigars and we would have had a lot of boxes to alter. Regretfully that was many years ago and the boxes are all gone. guess I'll have to start looking for them at garage sales. Wonderful projects.

Wow! These projects are amazing. Will there be any tutorials on them? I would love to watch them. Thank you!

Couldn't wiat to see this paperline used on some project and of course Denise did not disappoint...great stuff!

Oh my goodness!!!!!

Good golly, just amazing! What beautiful pieces : )

Paula

What beautiful projects! Can't wait to get to work to see what I can do! Thanks for sharing once again

Stunning pieces all 3. I'm just in awe.

I can hardly stand the wait to get my hands on the Lady's Diary paper. It so reflects my home decor in my Craftsman era bungalow. I just keep changing the order of what papers are my favorite. I love a tutorial and these two were both great.

Nice to see the beautiful projects coming from our northern neighbors. Looks like you had a fab trip. The projects reminded me of my mom and aunts when I was small. Seems they lived a more gracious lifestyle then we do today.
LOVE Ladies Diary Collection, just hate to cut into it. Have to get a set just to keep for nostalgia and inspiration..

Beautiful projects, I think the LAdy's Diary will be one of my fav lines!!

WONDERFUL and INSPIRING!!!! Simply DEEEE-LIISSHHH

~Seahag

Gorgeous projects!! I am so in Love with A Ladies Diary!

Totally stunning! Absolutely love it!

Love EVERYTHING! Great job, everyone!!

I love anything with Cigar boxes!

Gorgeous.....simples!
Your all sooo talented,thank u for sharing :-)

I feel like all I say every time I visit your blog is amazing & gorgeous but those words describe the projects so well.

AMAZING projects Denise! LOVE all the details. ❤ Congrats to Heather! What an adorable Little Darlings altered art box!

Makes me want to put on my best, add plenty of gorgeous jewelry and a touch of lipstick, sit down with a cup of tea and "dash off" a letter to my best friend. (Or, maybe to my sweet mommy!). Hmmm...or maybe I'd jot down a secret in my own diary. But first, I'll need to head out to pick up some of these fab papers so that I can create one!
Beautiful!!! So thankful for all of this beautiful inspiration.

WOW! These projects are awesome. I love the A Ladies Diary collection. I think I need to do a cigar box. It is stunning. Thanks for sharing.

Absolument magnifique !
I love what you did with this collection Denise ;)
A ladies diary is so inspiring, chic and glamour it's perfect for altered jewel box. I am very excited to have it :) !!!
Thanks for sharing your talent and ideas
I adore the cute box. Congrats Heather, it is so adorable !
Kiss from France :)

C'est MAGNIFIQUE !
Fabienne
http://www.scraprecup.blogspot.fr/

Just love this altered art! So much creativity! This wonderful paper line lends itself so well to Denise's vision...thanks for sharing

Amazing!!!!

these are so pretty

Another wonderful day of creative. It's hard to say which I like best. I have my cigar box ready for my purse. Now I need the paper.

Wow, there are some amazing creative people in Canada!!! I love that cigar purse. I paid quite a bit at a fund raiser for one that isn't half as beautiful as this one.

We wish you a lovely day too!

Gorgeous,gorgeous, gorgeous projects. Love the jewelry box details and those colors ... omg... so awesome !!

these are amazing! love them all!!

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