Graphic 45, Petaloo & Xyron Blog Hop: Day 3
Are you ready for more fun and inspiration for Autumn crafts? It's another exciting day of the Graphic 45, Petaloo and Xyron blog hop! Today we're sharing more incredible ideas for Autumn and Halloween home decor! You're going to love today's marvelous crafts by Romy Veul, Anne Rostad and Maria Cole of our design team! We've even got some wonderful tutorials to share with you. All of today's crafts combine the gorgeous products of Graphic 45, Petaloo and Xyron. As you'll see, it's the perfect combination for creating stunning projects. So lets have some fun!
Just a reminder about this week's amazing blog contest in celebration of the blog hop! You could win a Steampunk Spells 12x12 paper pad, cardstock Banners, Flowers, Tags & Pockets, Chipboard Die-Cuts, Stickers, Happy Haunting 8x8 paper pad, Ornate Metal Key Holes, a beautiful array of Petaloo flowers and embellishments, and fabulous Xyron adhesive tools! This prize pack is out of this world! Just leave us a blog comment this week for your chance to win! We're also offering prizes on the Graphic 45 Facebook page this week! We will announce this week's winner on Monday, September 30th. Stay tuned to see if you've won!
Petaloo and Xyron are also offering wonderful inspiration and prize giveaways on their blogs this week! Be sure to hop on over to their blogs for fabulous ideas and fun. Be sure to leave them a blog comment while you're there for your chance to win their incredible prizes!
We begin with this gorgeous altered 8x8 Matchbook Box by Romy Veul. She used our new Typography collection to create this sweetly sentimental shadowbox with pretty Petaloo flowers and Xyron adhesives. A colorful creation like this is also a fantastic idea for a personalized gift! You can have so much fun layering your Typography papers and gorgeous embellishments to create a unique work of art. Here is what Romy had to say about this fabulous piece!
"My dad works really hard all year long. He is at the office 5 days a week, 10 hours a day. So I thought it would be nice to make him something to decorate his office desk. I found a photo of my dad and me, which matched the gorgeous ‘Typography’ collection just perfectly. I decorated the medium sized shadow box with the papers and embellishments from this amazing collection. The lovely flowers are from Petaloo and I used the Xyron Mega Runner and Xyron tacky tape to make sure everything is stuck down well. The beautiful chipboard gears are from Gina’s Designs." -Romy
Xyron Mega Runner
Xyron Tacky Tape
May Arts twine
Next we have this fun and fabulous French Country card and decorative scarecrow combo by Anne! These festive creations are just perfect for adding beauty to your seasonal home decor. They would also make amazing gifts! Anne even created a fun tutorial that you can download to create these fabulous crafts for yourself or someone you love. Just click on the link below to download her step-by-step tutorial. Here Anne explains some of the fabulous details in these pretty craft treasures. Take it away, Anne!
Made this scarecrow and card for Fall home decor Graphic 45 design team project showcasing together with Petaloo flowers and Xyron adhesive. Used the gorgeous vintage French Country collection. Love this paper line! So fun making this card and scarecrow and making some clothes for him. Used 12 x 12 paper for the shirt and 6 x 6 for the pants. All inked up with vintage photo and black soot distress ink.
The card measure 6 x 4. Layered different papers from the 6 x 6 paper pad and Core'dinations 12 x 12 paper pad.
Smiling scarecrow man. Had to use some Petaloo flowers on his hat.
You can put something inside the flower pot. I used seeds bags but a tiny circle mini album also would have been fun.
Decorated the flower pot with Petaloo flowers and May Arts jute ribbon. Used Sizzix grass die and Martha Stewart grass punch. The orange paper is from the core`dinations paper pad. On top I used moss, some leafs, Petaloo flowers and fussy cut out roosters. All inked up with vintage photo and black soot Distress ink.
Sizzex grass dies
Martha Stewart grass punch
May Arts Ribbon
The new Graphic 45 Typography collection is just perfect for Autumn crafts. Just look at this incredible altered printer's tray that Maria made with Typography! The vivid colors look amazing with cheerful Petaloo flowers and fun embellishments. Xyron adhesive tools make crafting a breeze! Follow along with Maria's fun tutorial to create this breathtaking piece of home decor this season. Printers trays are such a joy to make. With Graphic 45, Petaloo and Xyron you can take your holiday crafting to a whole new level! Take it away. Maria!
Typography is such a versatile line. The colors are rich and beautiful, and work wonderfully for this time of the year. I’ve had this printer’s tray sitting for months in my craft room, waiting for the perfect project! Since black is a great base color for Typography, I knew exactly what to do. This project plays on this new paper line’s fascination with type, so to create my phrase in the printer’s tray, I used multiple “typefaces” from Typography and even a chipboard piece from Gina’s Designs. If you have the same tray, you can create a similar piece! For a finishing touch, I applied gold paint and gold powder everywhere to help evoke memories of those beautiful golden fall sunsets.
Graphic 45 Chipboard Buttons Staples
Petaloo Darjeeling Petites – Autumn
Petaloo Darjeeling Mini Mix – Autumn
Petaloo Foliage – Greens
Petaloo Dahlias – Teastaine, Autumn, Grey/Blacks
Petaloo Daisies – Grey/Blacks
Xyron Mega Runner
Gina’s Designs Small Fence
Gina’s Designs Flourished Open Frames Medium
Spellbinders Font One – Lowercase die
Spellbinders Butterflies die
Perfect Pearls – Heirloom Gold
Stickles – Platinum7 Gypsies Artist Printer’s Tray
Step 1. Take your Inspire paper and cut (6) 2.75” x 3.75” pieces. Take your Journey paper and cut (3) 2.75” x 3.75” pieces. (Note: If you are using a printer’s tray other than the 7 Gypsies Artist Printer’s Tray, you will need to re-measure.)
Step 2. Take a big letter “C” and gate, like these ones from Gina’s Designs, and apply gold paint.
Step 3. Take Create paper and cut out the letters “r, e, a, t, i, v, i, t, y”. Take Imagine paper and fussy cut lady image. Fussy cut the images from your Inscribe paper per photo.
Step 5. Gather a wide assortment of orange, yellow, black and grey Petaloo flowers.
Step 6. Locate a bunch of different green Petaloo flowers and leaves.
Step 7. Use a butterfly die to cut out (4) butterflies onto your remaining Typography and Inscribe paper. Flip each butterfly so there is a different pattern. Adhere Typography chipboard and Petaloo flowers on top.
Step 8. Use your Xyron Mega Runner to adhere your 2.75” x 3.75” pieces to your printer tray per photo.
Step 9. Top row: Adhere metal door pulls and flowers onto Inspire paper. Attach the alphabet sticker letters “F, A, L, L” to Journey paper along with (1) clothespin. Use an alphabet die to cut out the letters “f, o, r” and adhere to blank spot, along with fussy cut images and flowers.
Step 10: Middle row: Adhere large letter “C” with small flowers to blank spot. Attach mini letters using foam dots to the rest of the row. Adhere chipboard button staples, fussy cut images, and (1) clothespin.
Step 11: Bottom row: Adhere large flowers to far left spot. Adhere gate, then fussy cut ladies and pen. Adhere flowers over ladies. Then, adhere butterflies per photo.
Step 12: Optional: Apply Platinum Stickles to petals and Perfect Pearls in Heirloom Gold all over frame.
Wasn't that fun, G45ers! Just a quick reminder about our September craft challenge! The deadline is fast-approaching! Click on the link below to cast your vote for your favorite project. Vote by clicking LIKE on our beautiful entries for our September Challenge: Autumn Upcycling! The G45er with the most liked project will win a $75 prize package. Deadline to vote: Wednesday, October 2, 11:59 PM PST.
Cast your vote by clicking the link below!
We hope you all enjoyed today's blog hop. There's more inspiration in store for you on tomorrow's blog as we bring you more amazing inspiration from Graphic 45, Petaloo and Xyron. Big thanks to Romy, Anne and Maria for their gorgeous crafts today. We also want to thank all of you for stopping by our blog. We hope you have a fabulous day!
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