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January 20, 2014

Fun Tutorials For Handmade Gifts & Decor


Hello G45ers,

It's time to jump-start your week with inspiration as we bring you some fun and beautiful tutorials for stylish gifts and home decor! Isn't it wonderful to create a new and decorative craft for your home or office? It's so easy to create elegant decor crafts with Graphic 45! Today we're going to share two marvelous tutorials for beautiful decor that you're sure to love. Miranda Edney has made a fun video tutorial in which she'll share some great techniques for creating altered letters with our French Country collection. Then Olga Struk will take you on a step-by-step tutorial for creating a sophisticated Typography note holder! Both of today's crafts would look great in any room of the house. They are also perfect for handmade gifts! Lets have some fun!

First we wanted to announce this week's new blog contest! We're giving you the chance to win this amazing Typography prize pack this week! Just leave us a blog or Facebook comment this week for your chance to win! This beautiful prize contains a Typography 8x8 paper pad, Stickers, Chipboard Die-Cut, Tags & Pockets, Tag Album Staples and Metal Hinges! That's a $35 value! A random winner will be announced on our blog this Friday! Stay tuned!

Graphic 45 Typography prize contest win

Now lets get creative with this fun and fabulous idea from Miranda! This is a great project that the whole family can enjoy! In this wonderful video tutorial, Miranda will show you how to create a beautifully decorated letter for your home or office! She used our marvelous French Country collection for this lovely creation. You can also use any of your favorite Graphic 45 collections to capture the unique style that's just right for you! Have fun creating this marvelous craft for yourself or someone you love! Take it away, Miranda!

"So even thought winter is here, I am still on a Fall Decor kick! I wanted to create some letters to hang on our bedroom wall. Mine (not shown) has flowers, I wanted honey’s to be a bit more masculine so I opted for leaves! All you need is a leaf die ( or you can hand cut them, easy to do! ), and a letter. This is a very quick craft, and my nieces even made their own following along! Hope you will follow along and give one a try. " -Miranda



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A Place in Time November Cutouts

French Country-Promenade

French Country-Provance

French Country-Abundance

French Country-Sunflower

French Country-Chipboards 1

French Country-Chipboards 2

Graphic 45 Staples

Ornate Metal Keys

Ornate Metal Keyholes

Metal Butterflies

Petaloo Flowers

Tattered Leave Die

Frayed Burlap Distress Ink

Next we've got another wonderfully clever idea for handmade home decor or gifts! Here is Olga's gorgeous Typography note holder tutorial! This amazing creation features a few easy components including the Graphic 45 Large Tag Album Staples, our Typography collection and a few pretty Graphic 45 Metal Staples. This tutorial is so fun, the entire family can enjoy creating it together! Plus a beautiful note holder like this one is a great way to help you stay organized in the new year! Get inspired to create this stylish work of art with Olga's marvelous and easy tutorial!

Graphic 45 Typography Olga Struk Note Card Holder Tutorial Home Decor Gift













Large Tag Album -4500626
Ornate Metal Label Holder -4500547
Ornate Metal Keys- 4500545
Typography 8x8 Pad -4500775
Typography -Inscribe -4500770
Signature Series Darks

Spellbinders -Large Labels (http://www.spellbinderspaperarts.com/products/p-156-large-labels.aspx




Make three score lines using Scor-Pal.



Fold the top part as accordion fold.


You may use any type of clip.


Attach Typography-Journey as a background paper.



If necessary, alter Ornate Metal Label Holder and attach to the tag.




Hang a pencil on a ring for writing and as an embellishment.



You got a "note holder". It may also be used as a calendar, organizer, photo frame, etc.


See, G45ers, creating breathtaking home decor can be fun and easy! We are so glad that you stopped by our blog today! We had a lot of fun sharing these great ideas with you. Don't forget to leave us a blog or Facebook comment this week for your chance to win that fabulous Typography prize pack! Big thanks to Miranda and Olga for their stunning creations today! There's more inspiration and fun in store for you all week-long here on the Graphic 45 blog. We hope to see you again very soon. Enjoy your day, G45ers!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45



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I am SOOOOO in love with the tags. I will be making these today. I just love when you share all the projects. More fuel for the brain.

How fun it would be to win this week's prize package! Love the projects featured today!

Love the note holder! Thanks for the chance to win.

Olga is just incredible! She has such a uniquely creative vision, that incredibly inspires me. Thanks for sharing, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE those little hinges and wish you'd bring them back!

That note holder looks really sophisticated and lovely and seems very easy to do. Thanks so much for these awesome ideas. Thanks also for a chance to win. Typography fits my crafting style and I can do so much with it. Michelle t

Typography is growing on me more and more. Made a book with Peggy at Stamp Scrap N More in Mundelein, Il. and now I am hooked on it and will make more mini
books with it. Thanks Peggy and Graphic 45!.

Love this collection and these projects are wonderful!

Olga Sruk finds comes up with such ingenious ways of using tags. They tempt even me, someone who is not at all into conventional tags. And as I happen to adore the Typography collection, I find my fingers itching to do this project. The letter by Miranda Edney looks so doable and fun that I will put that into my crafts folder, too. Thank you to both designers for the ideas and inspiration!

Wow! How versatile Typography looks!

I'm so glad you do so many tutorials on your blog. Your projects are always so over-the-top but when you break them down, I actually believe I can make something just as pretty!

Always love the tutorials. And equally love the giveaways..

This is gorgeous!

That giant initial is such a great idea! Thank you!

The more I see this collection the more I love it...Love both projects.

Well done. Love the antique look. And the pencil holder is ingenious! Thanks for all the giveaways you do!

Wonderful projects and tutorials as always!

Thanks for the great ideas!

More Graphic 45 to love! It just keeps getting better!

Thanks for the chance to win the typography pack! It is lovely!

So creative! I love the different textures and papers used. Thanks for sharing!

What a creative way to make your letters , but that note holder is really something. Both collections are great .Olga and Miranda are both so talented . Congrats ladies.

My favorite - Graphic 45!

Gorgeous projects as always! Thanks for the chance to win!

Oh I so need this its like the best ever ! Words are so important :)

Nice package .would be nice to win

A bunch of beautiful
creations here. Love
the tutorial.
Carla from Utah

So cute! This note pad is a for sure!

I adore the look of Typographic!! Would love to have this in my collection

What a fantastic idea, I want to do it!

I just love he note holder. I will definitely try this

Love this and would love to win it. The ideas you share are fabulous.

I love your tutorials they offer so many fabulous ideas for the home!

Oh my gosh I thought the clipboard was a real clipboard, not one made from a large tag. I am so making me one, I love it. I have to travel 40 miles to my nearest Micheal's Store & I hope to find the Typography Paper. I love it. Thanks for the chance to win this paper.

Fabulous projects!

The projects are amazing (Had to pin them!) Love the tutorials from G45 :)

Great projects. I especially love the note pad.

Such amazing paper once again. Thank you for the gorgeous eye candy.

Great tutorials ... I love the Typography paper and would love to win some.

Wow projects today!! Thanks for the chance to win a prize@@

I love your new products!! Great new options for creating outside the box.

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