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January 28, 2013

Add Charm & Sophistication to Your Home Decor With Graphic 45!


Hello G45ers, 

Get ready to beat those Monday blues with some heartwarming crafts and joyful ideas from Graphic 45! Welcome to another fabulous week of fun and inspiration here at the Graphic 45 blog! It is such a joy to have you visit our blog today! We have some amazing crafts to share with you! And since it's a new week that also means it's time for a new blog contest! You'll have another chance to win some fantastic Graphic 45 goodies! How grand! Today we're going to share some gorgeous ideas for brilliant home decor. There's a marvelous altered cigar box featuring Place in Time by Arlene Cuevas. We'll also be sharing Denise Hahn's stunning tags on a hand-wired hanger featuring A Ladies' Diary. Both of these crafts have a captivating shabby chic look that's also delicate and feminine. These are wonderful ideas for cold winter days when all you want to do is stay in and craft! Which bring us to this week's blog contest! We're giving you the chance to win both Place in Time and A Ladies' Diary which are being highlighted in today's crafts! Just leave us a blog or Facebook comment for your chance to win a Place in Time 12x12 Paper Pad, A Ladies' Diary 8x8 paper pad, Place in Time Stickers, A Ladies' Diary Alphabet Stickers, Chipboard Flower Staples and Ornate Metal Door Plate and Knob Staples! We will choose one random winner from this week's blog or Facebook comments and announce them on our blog on Friday, February 1st! So be sure to comment this week for your chance to win!

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First up we have this enchanting altered cigar box by Arlene Cuevas. She used Place in Time January Foundation Page and January Cut-Aparts along with lots of gorgeous embellishments to bring this box to life. This is such a wonderful way to add festive seasonal charm to your home decor. All the bliss of winter comes to life in this amazing box. Altered cigar boxes also make perfect gifts! So the next time you come across a plain old box just imagine what you could create with it using Graphic 45 papers and Staples! Check out this fun video in which Arlene takes you on a guided tour of this splendid work of art!











Glitter cardstock sheets (Michael's)
MFT Snowflake Dienamics Die set
Recollections Pearl bling
Michael's $1 frame/White
Lindy's Stamp Gang "Frozen Jack Frost"
I Am Roses flowers
Mini glass vile, pearl bead, diamond head stick pin
Tim Holtz metal book corners
Pearl bottons
KARLAS001 pearl trim
Making Memories Scallop trim
White paper doilies
White acrylic paint
Half-back pearls
Ribbon buckles
Stretch lace
Scrapbook Adhesive 3D Foam Squares
Glossy Accents
Hot Glue
E6000 glue

Next up is this wonderful array of tags on a hand-wired hanger by Denise Hahn. She used A Ladies' Diary to create this whimsical and fun piece of home decor. This is an amazing way to turn your tag creations into a charming decoration that will brighten any room of your home! Denise attached magnets to the back of her tags so that they could easily attach to the hanger. What a clever idea! You can use this technique will all of your tags for a versatile tag display that changes with the seasons or holidays! We love the elegant look of these tags! Each tag embodies the fashionable vintage spirit of A Ladies' Diary. Denise layered papers, added gorgeous handmade embellishments, Graphic 45 Staples and lots of pretty ribbon to create this breathtaking piece. Get inspired to create one for your home! 

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From 8 inch Paper Pad:
Fashion Plates
Afternoon Tea
Lasting Impression
Focal Point
A Ladies Diary Alphabet Stickers
Graphic 45 Staples Chipboard Buttons
Ribbon-May Arts
Inks and Embossing- Clearsnap
Vintage trims and beads

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From 8 inch Paper Pad:
Moment in Time
Afternoon Tea
Fashion Plates
Lasting Impression
Timeless Memoir
A Ladies Diary Alphabet Stickers
Graphic 45 Staples Chipboard Buttons
Ribbon-May Arts
Inks and Embossing- Clearsnap

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From 8 inch Paper Pad:
A Ladies Diary
Lasting Impressions
Fashion Plates
A Ladies Diary Alphabet Stickers
Graphic 45 Staples Chipboard Buttons
Ribbon-May Arts
Inks and Embossing- Clearsnap

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We hope you all had a lot of fun on today's blog! We want to thank Arlene Cuevas and Denise Hahn for their beautiful work. Don't forget to leave us a blog or Facebook comment today for your chance to win this week's wonderful prize pack! We will have more joy and inspiration to share with you tomorrow. We hope you'll come back and see us. Thank you all so much for stopping by! Have a delightful day. G45ers!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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I absolutely LOVE that Place in Time box!!!

Absolutely amazing

I so love the Place in Time paper! This cigar box is awesome!! thanks for sharing your creations

Gorgeous projects today. Every day when I look at your blog. it makes me want to hurry and finish the project I'm working on so I can delve into some of the ideas I get from your blog. The tags are just beautiful! Thanks for bringing them to us!

Love the altered cigar box! Gorgeous!

Gorgeous tags!!

les tags sont super et la boite très ,très jolie.Vos papiers j'adore.

Beautiful work ladies; so creative, I especially love the Ladies Diary tags.

The box is incredible. The tags are gorgeous and I love the hanger idea. :)

All of them - simply exquisite!

Wow! These are both fabulous projects! The Nutcracker Suite papers work so well. The Ladies Diary tags are amazing. Love the glitter accents that just Glam them Right up!

As always the projects featured are beautiful and inspiring. I'm never disappointed.

So beautiful projects - absolutely gorgeous. Can't wait to get those stunning lines ...love them!

oh.my.goodness. i LOVE(lovelovelovelovelove) the cigar box.
have to do one myself. fantastic! <3

Wow! These creations are awesome :-)

Amazing! Love it all as always!

Great pieces ladies. Thanks for the inspiration.

Love the altered cigar box and the very pretty tags also. Wonderful ideas.

Beautiful, just beautiful! I have been trying to think of a way to hang my tags, and Denise's idea is the perfect thing!! Many thanks for everything you do and provide!!

Wow! What gorgeous projects!


i love these so much

Beautiful. Would love to win this prize package.

The cigar box is gorgeous...I love anything made with G45.

Another pair of great projects - beautiful.

Beautiful cigar box :-)


Thanks for sharing. I really must try a similar project or two.

I cant wait to try my hand at the altered cigar box :) Beautiful projects!

Wow! what stunning inspiration, absolutely gorgeous makes
Lindsay xx

Amazing ideas! So inspired!

Fab ideas - thanks for the inspiration!

I love the altered cigar boxes!

Wow. I am just amazed at the projects today. Stunning. Wonderful. Perfect.

Beautiful projects. Thanks for the chance to win.

Gorgeous ... Love the box .. I live altering n g45 makes gorgeous altered gifts ... They rock

Beautiful! What great ideas you share with us!! Thank you!

Awesome projects! Love Graphic 45!!

Stunning work by both ladies, thank you so much for showing this beautiful art. Fabulous inspiration from these projects, love them.... from anne.

Both of these collections are beautiful! The projects are beyond Grgeous! I don't know why I am so amazed at how beautiful a project is with your products because I have yet to see a G45 product that wasn't gorgeous to begin with! I would be honored to win ANY of your projects! Keep up the amazing work you do!!!!

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