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July 18, 2016

Get Creative with Graphic 45 DIY Craft Rolls!

  DIY Craft Paper Roll, project by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

 It's a great Monday for amazing upcycling ideas from our Design Team! Alexandra Morein and Sandy Trefger share amazing projects with us today. You will love what they do with our DIY Craft Rolls! Also, it's Monday, so we have a new blog contest, and it's an awesome one! So, make sure to stay until the end of the blog.

First, Alexandra shares 3 awesome ideas with our DIY Craft Rolls and old pieces around her house!

"This was my first time working with the DIY paper, but  I need to mention that I enjoyed it  a lot! The paper is thin and easy to work with, it is very compliant and gets easily into the corners or seems of anything you might be working on.

The colors and patterns are beautiful and perfectly match other Graphic 45 paper collections.

The three items that I want to share today are as follows:

  • An altered storage box
  • An upcycled candy tube
  • And upcycled tube from the cling wrap

You can find more details and a link to the video tutorial which I used for creating a kaleidoscope on my blog." ~Alexandra

DIY Craft Paper Roll, project by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

DIY Craft Paper Roll, project by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1



DIY Craft Paper Roll, project by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


DIY Craft Paper Roll, project by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


DIY Craft Paper Roll, project by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


DIY Craft Paper Roll, project by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1



DIY Craft Paper Roll, project by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


DIY Craft Paper Roll, project by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


DIY Craft Paper Roll, project by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


DIY Craft Paper Roll, project by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


DIY Craft Paper Roll, project by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


DIY Craft Paper Roll, project by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


DIY Craft Paper Roll, project by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


DIY Craft Paper Roll, project by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1


DIY Craft Paper Roll, project by Alexandra Morein, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

Supply List

DIY Craft Paper-Curiosity Collage & Butterflies
DIY Craft Paper-Architecture & Alphabet
DIY Craft Paper-Bicycles & Polka Dots
Clock Metal keys
Metal Door Pulls
ATC Red Policy Envelopes

Now, Sandy has a great project and video tutorial - A Ladies' Diary tea tray! Isn't this perfect?

"I love to shop at our local antique mall where you can find lots of things antique, vintage, gently used and lots of things for upcycling.  On a recent trip, I was excited to find the perfect picture frame with the glass not broken to upcycle into a tea tray.  Not only did I find the frame but I also found the ornate drawer pulls for the handles of the tray and an adorable teapot.  And all for less than $5.00! The Graphic 45 DIY Craft Paper was incredibly easy to use to decoupage the frame.  Now I have a beautiful tea serving tray that I can leave out on our coffee table or use to serve ice tea outside on a hot summer day here in Texas.  

Tip: I love fussy cutting images from paper but sometimes, especially with butterflies, it is hard to not cut away their antennae.  If this happens, simply take some black sewing thread and glue two short pieces on to the back of the butterfly where the antennae should be.  Trim the thread to the right length to have perfect butterfly antennae." ~Sandy

Before of Upcycled Picture Frame Tea Tray, Staples DIY Craft Paper Curiosity Collage Butterflies, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 6

Before of Upcycled Picture Frame Tea Tray, Staples DIY Craft Paper Curiosity Collage Butterflies, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 6

 

 

Sandy's Upcycling Video Tutorial


Before of Upcycled Picture Frame Tea Tray, Staples DIY Craft Paper Curiosity Collage Butterflies, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 6


Before of Upcycled Picture Frame Tea Tray, Staples DIY Craft Paper Curiosity Collage Butterflies, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 6


Before of Upcycled Picture Frame Tea Tray, Staples DIY Craft Paper Curiosity Collage Butterflies, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 6


Before of Upcycled Picture Frame Tea Tray, Staples DIY Craft Paper Curiosity Collage Butterflies, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 6

Supply List

Graphic 45 Staples DIY Craft Paper, Curiosity Collage & Butterflies
Graphic 45 12x12 Ladies Diary Deluxe Collection
Black Cardstock
Inkessentials Ranger Glue N’ Seal
Water Spritzer
White Glue
Glossy Accents
Ranger  Distress Ink, Gathered Twigs
Prima Flowers
Petaloo Flowers
Flower Dies & Shaping Tool
Pearls
Rhinestones
Black Sewing Thread for Butterfly Antennae
Large Picture Frame with Glass
Ornate Drawer Pulls & Screws

This week we are giving away $100 worth of product here on the blog! Love this prize pack full of An ABC Primer, A Proper Gentleman, and tons of great Graphic 45 Staples! All you have to do to win is comment here on the blog or on Facebook! We will announce a winner here on Friday. Have fun entering to win this great giveaway!

(1) $100 An ABC Primer, Proper Gentleman, Mixed Media Album, Staples

Thanks for joining us today! What will YOU upcycle? We can't wait to see!

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here

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Comments

Beautiful projects. I just received my papers and can't wait to start playing with them!

Beautiful

Wonderful! These creations always give me inspiration!

Beautiful pieces of art! Love the idea of a kaleidoscope! How awesome - and what a perfect gift for anyone! Love the pretty tea tray, too.

What wonderful creations - your products always are a joy! thanks for the chance to win

I LOVE the craft paper rolls! Awesome projects!

Wonderful! Thank you for the chance to win!

Great tip for butterfly antennae. Thanks!

Great projects. Everything goes better with Graphic 45.

Wow! Love these!

Never ending talent and awesome papers sure make for some really over the top creations!

Amazing projects, love them all!!!

Love the Ladies Diary tray. All of these are amazing projects.

Alexandra and Sandy's projects are ingenious, not to mention beautiful. Some serious inspiration going on for G45's gorgeous paper.

Great new projects. The candy tube is fascinating, as is the tea tray. And thanks for a chance to win such a great prize.

I have to try the craft paper. Such beautiful creations. Thank you for sharing.

Bookmarking this post... I want to try making a cool kaleidoscope like those and a gorgeous serving tray like that one, too!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Love the ideas - and the up cycling theme.

This week's prize pack is amazing. It would be so much fun to win! Thank you for the chance.

Oh my!! This is quite the way to start the week!! Seeing these gorgeous creations and then finding out how amazing this week's prize package is had me choking on my coffee!! Had to clean up the keyboard because I spat out a mouthful onto it! LOL You shouldn't shock me like that this early in the morning!
Off to check out the kaleidoscope tutorial!! See you tomorrow!

Recycling is always good and these are some unique ideas. Thank you for a chance to win. D.

WOW todays creations are amazing!!! Would be thrilled to win this awesome prize of goodies:)

Wonderful inspiration and such creativity!!!

Upcycling / recycling and altered items are my favorite types of projects. Love today's projects!

Love these projects! Very creative!

What marvellous projects - I am eyeing up an old tray - it might have to be re-cycled !!
Thank you,
Sue Mac

I love your projects both are awesome!! Thanks for sharing!!

Whenever I put a box or paper roll or
anything not decorated, I have
to put some paper around it so it's pretty and decorative. I don't want to look at
advertising. Love the projects on
today's blog.
thanks.

Beautiful projects! So nice taking something ordinary and making it pretty.
Love,love Gtaphic 45!!

A Proper Gentleman is my favorite line. And making ABC Primer album for my great-grandson now. We need more masculine papers, please

Loved the tea tray and box. And your papers are awesome.

Very cool projects! Graphic 45 paper collections lends itself to so many extraordinary projects.

great altered items; i really love the kaleidoscope!

Loving today's projects! Graphic 45 always gives us beautiful high quality collections to create with!! <3

Love them Pic me pic me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

These artworks are so inspiring! Going to collect some rolls and make my own versions. Thanks for sharing!

Nice...2 paper collections that will bring generations together...the men in my life as well as the kids. Terrific prize package!!

I am in 100% TOTAL AWE of what the designers did here! Amazing and exquisite projects.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Great projects on the blog today! I would like to make a tray to hold all the tv remotes!

Love this Tea Tray for my new daughter in law ... She is from England and was just married July 9th...What a GREAT gift. Thank you for sharing. Can't wait to make it.

This is a great up cycle. Thank you

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