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April 19, 2013

Creative Organization with Graphic 45


G45 Botanicabella Altered Box Pic 2


TGIF, G45ers!


We hope you've enjoyed this fun week on the blog! We've had so many great projects shared, and more great projects to be shared. We have a two great projects by Clare Charvill. Two beautiful projects using memorable collections!

First, let's announce the winner of this week's blog contest! This winner was chosen from our blog comments:

-Michelle Gower: Such lovely inspiration and freebies to boot.

Grpahic 45 Place in Time Prize Package

Congratulations, Michelle! You won the great Place in Time prize pack pictured above. Please email info@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Thanks to everyone for taking part, and join us next week for another great contest!

Now, we have some great projects from Clare Charvill! Both of these projects are such fantastic ideas to make basic organizational boxes beautiful! Update your storage system as inspired by these two great ideas.

First, we have a beautiful Botanicabella altered box. Here's what Clare has to say about this beautiful project: "I picked up this paper mache box from Dyan Reaveley's shop in Harrogate last year. When I saw it sitting on the shelf I knew it had to be altered. It's quite chunky and the perfect size to hold some of my hand made cards. 

After painting it black I used yellow, red and black papers form the Botanicabella Collection which I must admit was one I'd bought just to look at and store lol.Then I added a few cut out elements to the inside and outside of the lid to add a little detail, but not too much.  To finish I added a metal ornate key hole and ornate metal label holder from the staples collection. Its now the most used piece of altered art I have in the house :-)"

G45 Botanicabella Altered Box Pic 1

G45 Botanicabella Altered Box Pic 2

G45 Botanicabella Altered Box Pic 3

G45 Botanicabella Altered Box Pic 4

G45 Botanicabella Altered Box Pic 5


Supply list 
12 x 12 Botanicabella papers
black acrylic paint 
Tacky glue 
Vintage photo distress ink

Next, we have a wonderful Le Cirque altered money box. What a great idea for important storage!

She even shared a YouTube Video with us!


YouTube link:







Graphic 45 Supplies 
12 x 12 papers - Le Cirque,Circus Parade
Dazzle and Delight, Greatest Show on Earth
Other Supplies 
MDF money box - the mdfman
Black Acrylic Paint 
Ranger Acrylic Dabber - Red Pepper
Black Soot Distress Ink
May Arts Bakers Twine 
Alterations on the Edge Die - Plaque and postage
Alterations Mini Rosettes Decorative Strip
Decopatch glossy glue
Though these collections are no longer being printed, if you have some in your stash, they are still hoping to be used! Thanks to Clare for sharing such great ways to use these two fun collections. We hope you all have a wonderful weekend! See you Monday with more inspiration!
TGIF and Happy Weekend Crafting,
Your Friends at Graphic 45


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Congrats to Michelle!
Love the boxes!

I love Clare's work! The card storage box is so classy, and the circus money box is delightful. It has such great movement, and the pulled back curtains are such a nice touch. I think we all need to start a movement to encourage Graphic 45 to re-release some of their earlier pads. I adore Botanica Bella and On the Boardwalk....I have some in my stash, but I'm reluctant to use it, because I know there isn't any more where that came from. Maybe release an omnibus "The Best of Graphic 45."

Wowwwwwww! these are just gorgeous!!

Clare is so talented. I recently finish a paper bag mini using A Place in Time which was inspired by Clare. Her box is amazing.

Love these projects Clare, especially the money box. I must agree with Dorothy, a 'Best of G45' would be awesome!! ox Marg

Love the projects. I do have some
Botanicabella paper that I've been hoarding. Maybe it's time to pull them
out and use them.

Completely awesome!!!

Congrats Michelle. Enjoy your new goodies. Clare, your boxes are just fantastic. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Fab projects, Clare! and beautiful papers!

Clare is so talented. I always love seeing what project she has made. Love the bank. Congrats Michelle.

Oh, I love the "vintage" collections too. I have a Fashionista stack that I am hording like crazy I've only cut a couple images out. I'm not worried I'll use it eventually when the right project comes along. I'm still searching for it. Thanks for sharing.

absolutely love both of these projects...what a fabulous way to store your hand made cards and just abot any other thing you can imagine...

Great work, thank you for your fabulous inspiration.

Beautiful storage box think that's fab out of both creations thanks for inspiration !have creative weekend to you allx

Gorgeous projects.

Congrats Michelle!! I just love..love Clare's work. Her tutorials are so easy to follow. She points so many things out as she creates her projects so you understand everything she is doing. Even how she glues her papers. I never smoothed mine out before. Oops. This money box is awesome. Thank you Clare and thank you Graphic 45 for your amazing collections!!! All of them are so inspiring. Have a blessed weekend everyone.

Awesome projects. Love them both. Gives me great inspiration.

Amazing projects, great storage! Love Graphic45!

Wow! Both boxes are beautiful .. love them!

This looks fabulous! Such a gorgeous keepsake box!

Sometimes you can find some of the discontinued G45 papers @ Tuesday Morning. I found some of the Circus papers and Steampunk Debutante embellishments there about 2 months ago.

So fun!

Both of the boxes are incredible!

Wonderful work! Love, love, love those fantabulous boxes!

Clare is my most favorite member of your Design Team. Her projects are always delightful to look at and her videos are fantastic. Can she be made a permanent member of your company? Thank you, Clare, for your wonderful inspiration.

Awesome boxes! I would be afraid to use them after all of that work! TFS


That Clare is so clever. Thanks so much for sharing her wonderful projects.

I just finished watching Clare's video on making the money box. This is the first video of her's that I have ever watched, and I must say I was so impressed. I love how instead of holding the finished project and saying, "I did this & that, and then I glued this here, and then I used so and so and put it right here", she actually started out with an unfinished project and she showed us exactly what she did, and in what sequence she did it. So helpful, and a great way to teach! I'm off to watch more of her videos of using G45 products. Thanks Clare!

You girls continue to blow my mind with your creativity. Thank you once again for your amazing projects. I too found papers at Tuesday Morning and was trembling at the amazing find. It would be nice to have the older papers re-released. It would be a win, win for all involved. Don't you think? It's incredible what you can find at second hand stores to transform into beautiful works of art. And the price is certainly right. I'min bed with the flu, so I hope everyone out there is feeling well. I can only dream of creating right now and I think your beautiful art is making me feel better. Thank you.

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