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July 04, 2016

Great Upcycling Ideas in Red, White, and Blue!

  Upcycle Storage Box After DIY Craft Paper Tutorial by Marina Blaukithen Product by Graphic 45

Happy 4th of July to our American G45ers! We hope you have an amazing day. It should be made even more amazing with these upcycling projects using our DIY Craft Rolls by the incredible Marina BlauKitchen and Pam Bray! You will love their great ideas in red, white, and blue. Let's wait no further to see their amazing projects!

First, Marina shows how to make drab postage boxes into WOW organization!

"When I first saw diy craft paper I thought how many wonderful things I could make with them. They have a perfect size for any project you want to make and every design is really lovely. As I love storage and organization my first idea was to make a project to keep in order my staples and this box  is bigger enough to make it possible.  Upcycle this cardboard box has been very easy and funny and I’m sure I’ll make a lot of them. You can customize a box according to your needs, maybe you have a lot of washi tapes or ribbons, ink bottles, chipboards or embellishments and this is the perfect way because you can make an appropiate place and set to each item.

Tips:

1.- Use different designs of DIY Craft Rolls to differentiate each box, so they are unique.

2.- Combine remnants of paper from other projects and use them as a new decoration for your box.

3.- Make patterns of the most complicated parts of the box, then you can cut and glue them, they will fit perfectly." ~Marina

Before and After with Marina #upcycling #graphic45

Check out How to Upcycle a Box With Graphic 45 DIY Craft Papers by Marina Blaukitchen on Snapguide.  

Marina's Snapguide Upcycling Tutorial

Upcycle Storage Box After DIY Craft Paper Tutorial by Marina Blaukithen Product by Graphic 45


Upcycle Storage Box After DIY Craft Paper Tutorial by Marina Blaukithen Product by Graphic 45


Upcycle Storage Box After DIY Craft Paper Tutorial by Marina Blaukithen Product by Graphic 45


Upcycle Storage Box After DIY Craft Paper Tutorial by Marina Blaukithen Product by Graphic 45



Upcycle Storage Box After DIY Craft Paper Tutorial by Marina Blaukithen Product by Graphic 45


Upcycle Storage Box After DIY Craft Paper Tutorial by Marina Blaukithen Product by Graphic 45


Upcycle Storage Box After DIY Craft Paper Tutorial by Marina Blaukithen Product by Graphic 45


Upcycle Storage Box After DIY Craft Paper Tutorial by Marina Blaukithen Product by Graphic 45


Upcycle Storage Box After DIY Craft Paper Tutorial by Marina Blaukithen Product by Graphic 45


Upcycle Storage Box After DIY Craft Paper Tutorial by Marina Blaukithen Product by Graphic 45


Upcycle Storage Box After DIY Craft Paper Tutorial by Marina Blaukithen Product by Graphic 45


Upcycle Storage Box After DIY Craft Paper Tutorial by Marina Blaukithen Product by Graphic 45

Supply List:


4501289 DIY Craft Roll paper Numbers and Stripes
#4501287 DIY Craft Roll paper Biclycles and Polka Dots
#41005 Color Box Graphic 45 Decades Triumphant red
#41001 Color Box Graphic 45 Decades Photogenic
#4500422 Metal Brads
#4500546 Ornate Metal Key Holes
#4501261 ATC Red Policy Envelopes
#4501262 Square Red Policy Envelopes
#4501263 Regular Red Policy Envelopes
#4501221 Regular Ivory Tag Albums
#4501270 Alphabet Banners Kraft Letter G
#4501253 Comunique Collection Society Page
#4501253 Comunique Collection Telegram
#4501253 Chipboard
#4500773 Typography Collection Imagine
#1837070 Petaloo Forgetmenots Antique Mauve
#586560 Prima Marketing Vintage Emporium
#586522  Prima Marketing Vintage Emporium
Cling Stamps Graphic 45 Rare Oddities 2
#10500 Top Boss Embossing Powder Stamp Pad Clear

Pam has the best tutorial below for her brilliant upcycled cabinet. You will adore this great project! Awesome organization abounds on the blog today!

"TIP: When applying the DIY Craft Paper to cover a dimension project, cut slightly larger than placement, adhere and using a sanding block gently sand off the edges."~Pam

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DIY Olde Curiosity Shoppe Cabinet 1

Pam's Step-by-Step Tutorial

  1. Prepare cabinet with coat of black paint. Dry.



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    2. Cut DIY Craft Paper for cabinet.  Apply Deco-page to cabinet sides and drawers using brush. Place DIY Craft Paper to top, sand edges off lightly with sanding block. Dry completely after applying craft paper.

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3. Cut ¾” strips of pattern paper, adhere to cabinet side and drawers.

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4. Die cut doilies and gears, adhere to cabinet.  Add door knockers to drawers.

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5. Adhere washi tape around edges of cabinet.

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6. Fussy cut ephemera image from pattern paper. Adhere to chipboard that has been covered with pattern paper. Adhere to back wall of shelf.

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7. Cover “Inspire” sign with various pieces of pattern paper. Adhere to top of cabinet.

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8. Apply Metallic Lustre to leaves, adhere top of cabinet.

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9. Fussy cut images and butterflies from pattern paper twice.  Layer images together with pop dots or by adhering butterflies together at bodies to allow the wings to remain free.

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10. Cover tags with DIY Craft Paper; decorate with pattern paper, gears, door knobs and prepared embellishments and butterflies created from pattern paper. Adhere to cabinet with pop dots.

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11. Die cut flowers from DIY Craft Paper, layer together, scrunch up and adhere to cabinet.

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12. Add legs to bottom of cabinet.

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Supply List

Graphic 45 DIY Curiosity Collage & Butterflies Craft Paper
Graphic 45 DIY Numbers & Strips Craft Paper
Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe 12” x 12” Paper Pad
Graphic 45 Typography 12” x 12” Paper Pad
Graphic 45 Antique Brass Door Knockers
Graphic 45 Typography Washi Tape
Graphic 45 Large Black Tags
Graphic 45 Metal Door Plates & Knobs
Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Inspire Stand Up Sentiment and Leaves
Sizzix: Lacy Doily, Gearhead, Pansy Flower, Matboard
Deco Art Metallic Lustre Brilliant Turquoise, Elegant Emerald, Iced Espresso
Deco-page Matte
Americana Deco: Black Chalky Finish
Brads
Sanding Block
Cabinet to upcyle
Scissors
Sanding Block
Trimmer
Paint Brush
Glossy Accent

We have a great new giveaway this week with an 8x8, 6x6 Patterns & Solids, Chipboard, and Journaling & Ephemera cards of Mon Amour. It's always a great time to spread love! To enter, please comment here on the blog, follow us on Instagram, or post on our Facebook page. Thanks so much and have fun! We'll announce a winner here on Friday. Enjoy!

(2) Mon Amour 8x8 6x6 Paper Pad Prize Pack Graphic 45

Aren't these great uses of our DIY Craft Rolls? We love how handy these Staples are for those larger projects. Enjoy trying these tutorials and have a great Independence Day to our G45ers celebrating today!

Happy Upcycling,

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

I was in love with Pam's project after step 3! lol Love all the gorgeous details in the final creation. And Marina's is gorgeous, too, and could be used for most anything you want to store! Lovely!

awesome projects. I am always looking for ways to organize and this makes it beautiful as well as functional. thanks for sharing

Love the cabinet!

Wonderful projects. What a great way to have organization and beauty.

Wow.....what fabulous projects! Love it that they are decor AND useful!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Love the designed boxes with use in my craft room. Want to do a mini with Mon Amour. Lovely gift package.

I love seeing the transformation of post office boxes and others. So much to see and get involved in. I would love to win the Mon Amour package.

Beautiful projects. I love all the fussy cutting.

Love, love, love this!

OMG those boxes are so amazing. Love the scrunched flowers too !

Gorgeous work on
both projects!
Carla from Utah

i am always amazed by the work that is done by the design team

So nice to see such a lovely creations!

Great giveaway! <3 it!

Just love Graphic45, thanks for the chance!

It's so rewarding to take something mundane and make it into something
fantastic.
Love the projectd.

Fabulous projects. Love the idea of up cycling and, of course, the G45 papers will always make anything look better. Marina's project is super fun, and Pam's project is amazing. Love all the fussy cutting and details.

THERE WAS A REASON I SAVED THAT BOX!!! What wonderful projects....and the paper is exquisite! Love G45!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Mon Amour collection! One of my absolute favorites.
Thanks Graphic 45 for another chance to win an awesome giveaway!

I LOVE all these inspiring projects you display! The moon amour papers so beautiful and romantic...have an amazing idea to use it for! Our wedding anniversary is on the 10th what a great way to celebrate having the paper to make a wedding album! And be able to add our anniversaries! All 23 of them!! All in black and white or sepia ooohhhh...I can't wait!! Xoxo fingers crossed!!💕💕

I would love to win Mon Amour! It is one of the few lines I don't have. Happy Independence Day to everyone.

Great ideas in this collection. Thank-you.

Great beautiful ideas and projects.

de superbes réas , j'adore !!

I'm so in love with Mon Amour! I just love to win this! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Happy 4th of July from a G45 Canadian fan.
I love the up cycling ideas in today's blog. I also really appreciate the tips the design team is providing. All said, thank you for a great blog,

Such wonderful projecTs!

Beautiful projects, great use of fussy cutting.

Wow! Always good stuff to see on Graphic's site. I don't do the same kind of stuff, (I'm a bit sloppy/impressionist) but it sure is something for me to aspire to. Thanks for the tutorials and the giveaways. Always fun stuff. Not to mention the fact that Graphic is my all time favorite papers to go to because they were my first line of product.
;) ;)

Love the box! I may be inspired to try this.

I LOVE this collection and still haven't managed to add it to My collection😔

Love these projects! Thanks for the inspiration!

Wonderful projects! I love to make flowers and this are beautiful. Mon Amour is always a inspirational option. Love it.

Great ideas! I'll definitely try one of these!

Great projects! Super giveaway. Love graphic 45.

Great projects, love the idea of the large rolls!

Those are great ideas. Love them. And thanks for the chance

Great prize! Love Graphic 45!

Thanks for the tutorial. I've been wondering about altered boxes. Now I have another use fir your fantastic paper. I'd love to win the giveaway.

This collection is so romantic and dreamy. I have some cigar boxes I want to cover and make into jewelry or sewing boxes. This paper would be marvelous!

WOW, these projects are incredible! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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