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September 17, 2013

Steampunk Spells Decor For Halloween & Fall


Hello G45ers,

The first day of Fall is on Sunday, September 22nd and we are so excited! Fall offers so many gorgeous colors and vast inspiration for crafting. And of course that means that Halloween isn't that far away! Today we're going to share some superb Fall and Halloween home decor ideas that are sure to get your creative gears turning. You'll see a gorgeous Steampunk Spells altered box by Nichola Battilana. Then Anne Rostad will share her wonderful Steampunk Spells spooky house and tutorial. So lets get ready for a fun dose of Fall inspiration with Steampunk Spells!

We begin by giving a quick shout out to all of our friends on the Graphic 45 Facebook page! If you want the latest news on Graphic 45 products, daily inspiration and a way to connect with your fellow G45ers and upload your Graphic 45 creations, check out the Graphic 45 Facebook page! Here is a gorgeous Steampunk Spells wreath that Jenn Connell created and uploaded to our Facebook page! This is such a fun and colorful piece of home decor! It's just perfect for Fall and Halloween! We encourage you all to check out the Graphic 45 Facbeook page for fun and fabulous inspiration!

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Steampunk Spells wreath Graphic 45 Facebook Jenn Connell

And now it's time for some fabulous Fall and Halloween-inspired crafts! Behold this super fun altered box by Nichola. This is the perfect way to give new life to an ordinary object. Steampunk Spells offers so many beautiful designs and colors. You can have so much fun mixing and matching the fabulous papers to create a whimsical work of art like this one! You can also see how perfectly the Graphic 45 Metal Staples look when combined with Steampunk Spells! It's so gorgeous! This sweet box would be perfect for your Halloween home decor! It would also make an amazing handmade gift! Here is what Nichola had to say about this fabulous work of altered art!

"A small wooden dollar store box transformed into a mini Steampunk booth of potions and charms. It rather reminds me of something that might be found in a mad gentleman’s shelf of curiosities." -Nichola

SteampunkSpells_altered_box_Graphic45_Nichola_Battilana_home decor, gift, Halloween, holiday








Steampunk Spells - Clockworks

Steampunk Spells - Beware

Steampunk Spells - Witching Hour

Steampunk Spells - Vintage Voyage

Steampunk Spells Chipboard 2

Ornate Metal Key Holes

Stamped Metal Brads

Ornate Metal Keys

Doorknob - No longer on g45 site

Petaloo Flowers

Mini wooden balsa wood box

Brass swing hinge closure

Vintage Brass Feet

Milagro Charm

Old cork

Mini-spell bottles


Next we have another gorgeous idea for Fall and Halloween home decor! Here is Anne's fantastic spooky house made with Steampunk Spells. This amazing creation is perfect for adding festive Halloween charm to your home this season! Follow along with Anne's step-by-step tutorial to create this adorable house for your festive home decor! It's guaranteed to get you in the Halloween spirit! Take it away, Anne! 


Steampunk Spells Spooky House Video Tour:




Had so fun making this house stand. Made this so the whole family can use it and that it is a bit fun for children to look at. Used Steampunk Spells paper pads and 2 Small Matchboxes from Graphic 45 as a base and the chipboard is from Accucut Craft and some I bought here in Norway. The house, doors and fence is painted with Tim Holtz black Crackle paint. Spooky house stand for the envelope mini album. Here is a lot going on. Made hanging lantern, door, spooky house with acetate windows, banner and a lot of other fun stuff.





Placed some altered bottles and a bike on the outside and used a key hole and key on chain around the door.



 Whats in the drawers? Skeletal man pops out! Booooo!





On the back side there are shelf and here I placed electric candles.










2- Small matchboxes from Graphic 45. 2 metal lable holders, key and key hole also from G45

Chipboard from Accucut Craft. Fence and tree die, lantern light,bottles and black Clackle paint from Tim Holtz.

Black paint from Claudine Hellmuth,Cain.door closure,metal bike from Etsy,Wire, acetate for the windows,Copic markers,black thread,wood stick


Here is a tutorial on how the Steampunk Spells house stand is made. Used 2 Small Matchbook Boxes  from Graphic 45 as a base and the chipboard for the house is from Accucut Craft. All the other pieces are cut out from 1.9 mm chipboard. The house, doors, lamp post and fence is painted with Tim Holtz black Crackle paint

Paintet the 2 matchboxes black

and cut out 4 strips chipboard 11 x 1  1/2 ( minus a bit )

and 8 strips 3 3/4 x 1  1/2 ( minus a bit )

The chipboard I used is 1.9 mm thick so you might have to adjust it if you are using an other thickness





The largest door measure 4 inch hay on the largest side and 3 1/5 on the other side. 1 3/4 wide. Added 1/4 strips chipboard around. The rounded door measure 3 on the largest side and 2 on the other side.3/8 wide. Used glue gun to make the texture. Crackle painted.





Top and bottom measure 11 x 3 1/2. Cut in 1/4 in the middle where the door is going on the top plate.





Template for the house. Crackle paint glued it on the back. Used acetate for the windows and colored the in all corners with a yellow and brown Copic marker. Then cut out one more template in black cardstock and glue it on the back.




Template for lamp post, and shelves on the backside for lights.





Used On the edge Fence die from Tim Holtz. You can also make the fence if you dont have this die. Have a tutorial ho to make it and here is the link:


Starts at 14.25 minutes in the video





Pop up from the drawer. Cut 10 strips of black cardstock 1 7/8 and score every 2 inch. Glue together as show below.




Then start folding and glue on new strips when needed.




Hope you will give it a try and have fun creating!


We wanted to remind you all about our Pinterest contest that's happening right now! Head on over to our Pinterest page for more details. REPIN to WIN a Steampunk Spells prize pack to create your own cards on our Steampunk Spells Card Tutorial Series Board! Each repin is an entry to win. Winner will be announced in the next September 19 newsletter.



Are you excited for Halloween yet, G45ers? We want to thank Nichola and Anne for their gorgeous crafts today. We have lots more Fall and Halloween crafts to share with you in the weeks to come! The Graphic 45 blog is going to be filled with so much holiday inspiration this season! Thank you all so much for joining us today! We had so much fun. We wish you all a very happy day! We hope you stop by and see us very soon.


Happy Papercrafting!


Your Friends at Graphic 45


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Another great insopiration.

Both these projects are brilliant! Love the oversized feet on the box and that spooky house - woo oooo!

A really 'fun dose of Fall inspiration'...WOW! I never ceased to be amazed by the creativity!!

What stunning work. Such an inspiration.

Wowwww!! These are all amazing!! That haunted house is WOW WOW WOW GORGEOUS!!

Ann's house is stunning! Brilliant projects from all the talented designers; I am in awe.

Wow!! These are awesome!!

The projects are AMAZING!! SO SPOOOKY!!! Very GOOD!

Love both projects today! The incredible amount of work in the spooky house is very evident and the results are spectacular. The little potion case is very clever also. Love the feet on the little box.

Whoa! Both projects are amazing. Those feet just make me smile. Anne's spooky house just leaves me speechless. Great work.

These projects are so great..Love them
all, what imaginations you all have. Thanks for sharing.

Dear Anne and G45---you have outdone yourself this time. What a fabulous house with all the little details. Anne is truly creative and artistic and none of it would be possible without the fantastic G45 paper. I think I need more! Thank you so much for the tutorial and wonderful video.


Amazing inspiration! Love it! This is a fab creation Anne!

Wow! I think it's just fantastic how the haunted house came out. The wreath is cute too. Looks like it would take a while making all those pleated circles. The box with the lion's feet is great. Lots of detail.

Beautiful projects. I love it!

Awesome projects and great ideas.

WOW! Love these amazing projects and inspiration for my favourite time of year... fab work!

Oh my goodness - these are incredible creations! thanks for sharing...

AMAZING!! Anne's projects are so detailed and intricate. Wonderful.

I'm ready for FALL!
Love the Hauted House!

The projects are fantastic.

Man this is amazing! Love all of it :)

OMG I can't get enough of Ann's creations. I WANT this paper line so much after seeing all the goodies here. Love your products so much !!!!!

Honestly? First time in a while the dt projects have actually made me emotional! No word of a lie (think you guys know me by now)!!
Absolutely INCREDIBLE pieces of art & they make me so happy. At same time, for same reason, makes me feel sad as I know I Will never achieve such levels of creativity. Awe struck!! :))

Such amazing works of art today - I'm awestruck! Judy D.

OMG!!! Words fail me. Anne is the most talented lady ever. I would LOVE to make this but it is so beyond me but I LOVE looking at her incredible art. Truly amazing!!

Stunning!! Annes creations are always so fantastic!! It's always exciting to see what she'll create next!! A true artist and such an inspiration!! Thank so much for sharing your incredible talent!!

What a house! It is a real work of art. Thank you for sharing. Love the feet on the box, wish I knew where to find them.

I can't think of any other comment besides WOW!

I'm with Shanda... WOW !!!

Wow! I'm completely blown away with these designs. Thank you x

Ann your work is amazing! Each project gets more and more wows! Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Wow! Such fantastic projects! I'm inspired!

Oh, my.....now that is one super-spooky-looking creation!! I'm glad that place isn't next-door to me!!! EEK!
<3 J

No words to describe todays makes ! I just love steampunk spells !

Fantastic! Wish I had the time to make such a creation. The wreath and house are amazing.

Wowee, you simply rocked these papers, ladies! I really love these home deco items!

love all the new G45 collections! Wish I could have them all!

WOW! So detailed! Halloween has become such a wonderful holiday for colorful decorations...love it! This tutorial has been a real inspiration to get busy and create! Thank you, G45!

Woo Hoo, for today's delightfully spooky and spectacularly haunting designs! Great blogs and great contests as always!

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