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April 19, 2017

Upcycle Week: "Believe in Yourself" & Start Creating with Portrait of a Lady

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Hello, G45ers!

Today we are highlighting a fast fan favorite collection Portrait of a Lady.  Not only is this collection filled with beautiful imagery, a striking color pallet, but it is also filled with positive sentiments great for fueling your creative projects.  We have two Upcycle projects to share with you in this post.  Beginning with an inspirational shadow box by Magda Cortez, perfect for any creative space, office, or home centered around believing in yourself.  Magda shares a video tutorial filled with stamping techniques, handmade flowers and turning packaging into a treasure.  Following we have Katelyn Grosart's fabulous taffy box transformation into a gorgeous and thoughtful keepsake box.  With Mother's Day and Wedding season around the corner, it is a great time to get crafty and start making those handmade gifts. So let's jump right into these stunning gem and start your creative engines.  

 

Believe in Yourself Shadow Box- Portrait of a Lady- By Magda Cortez- Product of Graphic 45- Photo 03 of 10- with Tutorial 

Believe in Yourself By Magda Cortez

 

"Hi all.. You know I love to upcycle things and today I’m going to show you what I did with some of the Graphic 45 Packages and with an old box lid.. Also I use the button I got at CHA 2017 from the Graphic 45 booth.. it is beautiful and I have so many memories about so I was thinking to put it in a special place and that’s when my idea come! Using the old lid of a box and transform it in to a shadow box to keep my beautiful button! Also I use one of the packages from the Ornate Metal Keys and I die cut some tags from the packages of the Mixed Media Albums.. Did you know G45 has stamps and a collection of  Dye Inks? I got so much fun using some stamps on vellum and over the designer paper…All the steps are in the YouTube Tutorial I hope you like it!  XOXO" ~ Magda Cortez

 

Believe in Yourself -YouTube Tutorial  

 

Believe in Yourself Shadow Box- Portrait of a Lady- By Magda Cortez- Product of Graphic 45- Photo 03 of 10- with Tutorial


Believe in Yourself Shadow Box- Portrait of a Lady- By Magda Cortez- Product of Graphic 45- Photo 03 of 10- with Tutorial

Try stamping on vellum paper for a fun effect. 


Believe in Yourself Shadow Box- Portrait of a Lady- By Magda Cortez- Product of Graphic 45- Photo 03 of 10- with Tutorial

 

Stamped flowers with a pearl center are the perfect and affordable embellishment.  


Believe in Yourself Shadow Box- Portrait of a Lady- By Magda Cortez- Product of Graphic 45- Photo 03 of 10- with Tutorial


Believe in Yourself Shadow Box- Portrait of a Lady- By Magda Cortez- Product of Graphic 45- Photo 03 of 10- with Tutorial

Look at all the layers and dimension, if only you could see this beauty in person. 


Believe in Yourself Shadow Box- Portrait of a Lady- By Magda Cortez- Product of Graphic 45- Photo 03 of 10- with Tutorial

 

Graphic 45 Supplies:

Ornate Metal Keys Package
Mixed media Album Package
CHA 2017 Button

Nature Sketchbook Stamp SetSecret Garden Stamp Set
Once Upon a Time Spring Stamp Set
Portrait of a Lady – Patterns & Solids
Portrait of a Lady – Decorative Chipboard
Washi Tape
Ornate Metal Keys

Other Supplies:

Old Box Lid
Antiquing Dye Ink – Colorbox (Antique Moss and Triumphant Red)
Stampendous – Color Fragments and Vintage Glitter
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Mists (Edelweiss Moss Green and Silouette Silver)
Seam Binding, Pearls and Metallic Twine from my stash.

 

 

A True Lady Gift Box  Portrait of A Lady  By Katelyn Grosart  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 3

 A True Lady Gift Box by Katelyn Grosart

 

"Upcycling has become a big trend now and it allows you to transform an old piece you may throw out into something beautiful. With Mother’s Day right around the corner, I decided to create a beautiful gift box for your mom or that special woman in your life, out of an old taffy box and used the Portrait of a Lady collection as well as some Staples. I hope you enjoy all the photos and are inspired to choose a piece to upcycle at home." ~Katelyn Grosart 

 

A True Lady Gift Box  Portrait of A Lady  By Katelyn Grosart  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 3

Before

 

A True Lady Gift Box  Portrait of A Lady  By Katelyn Grosart  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 3

After


A True Lady Gift Box  Portrait of A Lady  By Katelyn Grosart  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 3

Tip:

To add some extra interest to the front of your box, combine a label holder, a sticker, a chipboard piece and some fussy cut images to create a beautiful front to your box.


A True Lady Gift Box  Portrait of A Lady  By Katelyn Grosart  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 3

 

A True Lady Gift Box  Portrait of A Lady  By Katelyn Grosart  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 3

 

Tip:

If your box is tight when closing and opening it, adhere washi tape in the corners to help prevent ruining the corners of the patterned paper.

Washi-Tape

Graphic 45 Washi Tape Set

 

A True Lady Gift Box  Portrait of A Lady  By Katelyn Grosart  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 3

 

Tip:

Add claw feet to the bottom of the box to give it some extra character.


A True Lady Gift Box  Portrait of A Lady  By Katelyn Grosart  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 3

 

 

Graphic 45 Supplies:

Portrait of a Lady 12x12 papers: Isabella, Josephine, Elizabeth, Alexandra, Victoria, and Blanche
Portrait of a Lady Journaling Chipboard and Cardstock Stickers
Ornate Metal Label Holder
Washi Tape
Antique Brass Claw Feet

 

Other Supplies:

Ranger Ink: Walnut Stain Distress Ink and Blending Tool/Foam
Trim: White Flower Lace
Liquid Glue
Sookwang Tape
Foam Squares and Glue Dots
Paper Trimmer, Scissors, and Edge Distressor

 

 

(3 %2Freused again on april 3%2F2%2F not claimed) Off to the Races  ATC Book Box  Metal Prize $40 Graphic 45

 

This week we are giving out a $40+ prize package that includes an Off to the Races 8x8 paper pad, 6x6 Patterns and Solids pad, Decorative Chipboard, Ephemera Cards, ATC Black Book Box, and Shabby Chic Drawer Pulls.  Wow!  To enter to win, just leave a comment here on our blog and/or Facebook page.  The winner will be announced here on the blog on Friday, April 21st, 2017.  Thank you for joining us for another solid day of beauty and craft inspiration!  We sure to join us again tomorrow for two more gorgeous projects.  

 

Happy Papercrafting!

ChareeSignatureBlog

 

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Comments

Both projects are great. The box is so useful too. Thank you all for wonderful ideas.

Beautiful work. I love practical projects. Now, I'm off to the 'rat' race. Gotta keep the job, so I can keep buying G45 products!

Beautiful projects today! Great ideas.

Love both projects!!! Thank you for sharing with us such beauties!!!

Beautiful projects ,the giftbox is a real treasure .
G45 you have created a papermonster.I love all of your collection and have to have them.
Thanks for a chance to win win this awesome giveaway.

Love it all!!

Beautiful boxes and love all the projects Gave me some ideas for boxes I have

Beautiful shadow box and gift box.

Two fabulously awesome upcycle projects!

Outstanding!

Always beautiful,always clever!

Unbelievable that this is the same box. Just stunning!

I simply love this collection and all of the projects made from it!

love love the upcycle challenge. The most inspiration comes from upcycled items that are shared by the G45 team. Thanks for this challenge, truly enjoy this inspiration.

Portrait of a Lady is such a beautiful collection and today's projects are gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration!

More beautiful treasures... Portrait of A Lady is just gorgeous... it can make anything beautiful !!

I so enjoy watching process videos...always learn something new as the project comes together. Love the roses from Portrait of a Lady!

Gorgeous box and shadow box! The Portrait of a Lady collection is so very feminine and beautiful. Always love Graphic 45 collections.

The Portrait of a Lady collection is so beautiful and so versatile. I love the projects today!

The little taffy box is so thrilled
to be beautiful and useful.
Great projects and a great
paper collection.
thanks for sharing.

Beautiful creations.

Lovely works. I love this collection. Would love to win this package, it's fantastic. Got my fingers crossed.
Thanks G45 for the giveaway.

Glòria

impresionante coleccion! me encanta.

Wonderful ways to
upscale the lid and
box. Very pretty.
Carla from Utah

where do I find the little claw feet?

Beautiful projects today! Thanks for sharing! Love the collection!

So beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Just stunning!

Watching the whole process on the tutorial was such a great lesson in enhancing simple details. Thanks for your lovely ideas.

Incredible box! Thanks for your great ideas and opportunity to win!

Magnificent !

Love the gift box idea. Have the perfect strong box, now too decide what collection to use first. Thanks for sharing.

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Great ideas...thank you. I've been making gift boxes of all occasion cards for friends, so anything related is interesting to me. Loved your post today.

Love pretty boxes! Nice work!

Love the paper and the projects!

Beautiful display for the G45 button Magda! Simply gorgeous! I love the box transformation. A wonderful idea to decorate a box for gift giving!

What a wonderful keepsake box! I know several horse lovers (especially daughter-in-law) who would absolutely adore a keepsake box with the new collection.

These artists are amazing.

Such beautiful projects! Your designers are just THE MOST talented out there!

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