Graphic 45, Petaloo & Xyron Blog Hop: Day 5
Happy Friday! It's the final day of our amazing blog hop with Petaloo and Xyron! We've got more incredible works of art to share with you today! Autumn is such a beautiful time of year, so rich with inspiration. We've got more amazing ideas for Autumn home decor that combines the amazing products of Graphic 45, Petaloo and Xyron. You'll see splendid crafts from Maiko Miwa, Miranda Edney and Nichola Battilana of our design team. These fabulous creations are sure to give you some fabulous inspiration for crafting during this festive season! This is going to be such a wonderful day!
Remember, today is your last chance to enter to win this week's incredible prize pack from Graphic 45, Petaloo and Xyron! It contains everything you need for fall and Halloween
crafting! 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!
Petaloo and Xyron are also offering wonderful inspiration and prize giveaways on their blogs today! 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!
And now it's time for some Autumn inspiration! We begin with this gorgeous altered 8x8 Matchbook Box by Maiko. She decorated this joyful shadowbox with lots of beautiful papers from our new Typography collection, as well as pretty Graphic 45 Metal Staples. Petaloo flowers and Xyron adhesive tools also add to the festive charm and beauty of this darling creation. It would also make an incredible gift. Follow along with Maiko's fun tutorial to learn how to make beautiful vintage-inspired leaves with your Xyron sticker maker and Graphic 45 papers. Take it away, Maiko!
How to Create a Flexible Antique Leaf
・Either invest in a Sizzix Big Shot （shape-cutting and embossing machine ) that allows you to use dies or cut out the leaf with scissors.
・After cutting out the leaf, insert the leaf into Xyron's iconic sticker maker.
Pull out the newly made sticker and peel off the outer layer. Then make another leaf.
・This will be use to sandwich a small piece of wire between the leaf layers so you can easily bend and shape the leaf.
・Next, decorate your leaf with colorful red, orange and yellow stamp inks.
・Fold the leaf in half and brush the edge with brown ink to resemble the midrib of the leaf.
Then brush the outer edges of the leaf with brown ink, too.
Metal Door Nob
You are going to love this darling decor creation that Miranda has made! These sweet decorative pumpkins are both beautiful and functional! Some of them can double as treat boxes! Miranda used our collections Mother Goose, Typography and French Country to create these dreamy crafts. With Xyron adhesives, Autumn crafting is so easy! When you add pretty Petaloo flowers to your Graphic 45 crafts, you've got a recipe for perfection! Here is what Miranda had to say about these adorable works of art!
"To me nothing says Fall Decor better than pumpkins! Once I got started on these, I couldn’t stop myself! Graphic 45 papers were absolutely perfect for the color schemes I wanted to go with! I wanted to share with you all 3 different ways (and tutorials) to create pumpkins for your home decor. These vary in difficulty, from the super quick and easy treat boxes, to the more advanced pumpkin carriage. All of them are easily achieved!" -Miranda
Double Sided Tape
Spellbinders Dies: Bitty Blossoms
Trims/Ribbons from Stash
Altered Book Pumpkin:
Graphic 45 Staples:
One book (at least 400 pages, can be hard back or soft back, if hard back -remove the hard covers)
Trims from stash
Gina’s Designs Chipboards (steampunk set)
Tim Holtz Pulley wheels,ornate plate
Prima Window/Shutters, Faucets
Here is another gorgeous idea for Autumn home decor. Here is Nichola's stunning altered wooden key cubby that she transformed into an elegant work of art! This cheerful creation combines our French Country and 12 Days of Christmas collections with pretty Petaloo flowers and Xyron adhesives. This craft is a true celebration of the seasons. Here is what Nichola had to say about it!
Every time a design team box arrives I just want to jump in and play with everything all at once. That’s sort of what happened with this little ode to autumn. I reveled playing with all of the new crafty gadgets, toys and goodies from Graphic 45 and their fabulous, generous partners Petaloo, and Xyron. When asked to create a decor piece with the season in mind, I did not think of pumpkins or Halloween. In our household autumn means “Harvest”. Turning leaves, migrating birds, fall flowers, chilly mornings and blue grey skies. I wanted to create an elegant homage to autumn, the most gorgeous time of year.
The base of this piece is an inexpensive wooden key cubby. I dismantled the box, removed the hardware and painted the wood then embellished with French Country papers. I chose the blue hued Provance and Abundance to act as a sort of subdued sky. To adhere the papers I used the Xyron Mega Runner which worked like a charm. (Seriously, I’m a total adhesive dork and this was soooo sticky.) AND to adhere the birdcage cut-out from Gina’s at the top I simply ran it through the Xyron sticker maker!
Adding an assortment of Petaloo flowers and leaves to my shrine, I chose a quiet pallet which compliments the sort of old world, natural feeling of this little hidey place. I really do love the Petaloo flowers and leaves, they look beautiful and are divine to work with.
A bit more mixing and matching, a few splotches of paint, some beautiful 12 Days of Christmas birds and my homage to the harvest season is complete.
Wooden Key Cubby
We hope you all had a lot of fun this week! We loved teaming up with our friends at Petaloo and Xyron for this amazing blog event. Be sure to check back on our blog on Monday to find out who won that incredible prize pack! We've got a whole new week of fun and inspiration in store for you! Big thanks to Maiko, Miranda and Nichola for their beautiful creations today. We also want to thank you all for joining us on this fine Friday. Have a fantastic day and a great weekend, G45ers!
Your Pals in Paper,
Team Graphic 45