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April 28, 2017

Creative Weekend Inspiration Featuring Alexandra's VH Box & Sandy's OCS Shaker Tag

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Hello, G45ers! 

Welcome to another wonderful day of Graphic 45 Design Team revelations. Today, we have two very different, but similarly well-crafted creations from Alexandra Morein and Sandy Trefger. Alexandra leads off with a lovely box made with the needleworkers in mind. This perfectly finished sewing box features our glamorous Vintage Hollywood collection and a ton of functional details. Check them out in her YouTube video and the images below! Next up, Sandy introduces us to her fun and fabulous Olde Curiosity Shoppe shaker tag. Starting with an upcycled product tag, Sandy adds an unbelievable amount of dimension, detail, and depth with thread, ribbon, sequins, and of course the inimitable imagery of Olde Curiosity Shoppe. Sandy also offers some valuable tips about creating your own shaker tag. We are so excited to share these beautiful pieces with you, but first it is time to announce our Master Detective and French Country Sneak Peek Win it Before You Can Buy It grand prize winners!
 
From the Blog:

-Debbie Siddle: "So adore off the page/3D projects. Love the collections. I would love to finally win with G45. Your products are out of this world! xxx"

From Facebook:

-Sarah Routledge: "WOW! This prize is amazing! I can't wait to create with Master Detective and French Country - whether I win or not, these are both such inspired collections that I simply must have them!"

From Instagram:

-Roxannebunn: "Wow, that Master Detective paper set is genius!" 

Congratulations to the lucky winners! We hope you enjoy getting a head start on creating with both Master Detective and French Country! For everyone else, these collections will be available at your local scrapbook store at the end of May. Now it is time for some creative inspiration to get the weekend off on the right foot! 

 

Vintage Hollywood Octagon Box  Project by Alexandra Morein  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 1

Vintage Hollywood Octagon Sewing Box 
By Alexandra Morein

 "I always wonder, 'Who are the G45 blog’s readers?' Are they paper crafters only? Do they do any other crafts? Maybe some of them don’t do crafts at all, but just admire the beauty of the papers, and like to see the projects shared….

Even if most of the readers indeed are paper crafters, I am sure that everyone has a few needles, thread spools, a couple of scissors, and other tools which are intended for needlework. Well, I do! And I needed a place to store them all together; that’s why the idea of creating a sewing box came up. I also upcycled an empty duck tape spool, and in my box it serves as a pin cushion holder.

For embellishing the box, I’ve used the Vintage Hollywood collection. All the Hollywood stars needed a lot of costumes, so someone had to sew them, right?

 I hope you will be inspired by my project and the look of the “always-stunning-and-must-have” papers from Graphic 45." ~Alexandra Morein

 

You can have a look at the box in my YouTube video presentation too.

 

 

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Vintage Hollywood Octagon Box  Project by Alexandra Morein  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 3


Vintage Hollywood Octagon Box  Project by Alexandra Morein  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 3


Vintage Hollywood Octagon Box  Project by Alexandra Morein  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 3


Vintage Hollywood Octagon Box  Project by Alexandra Morein  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 3

 


Vintage Hollywood Octagon Box  Project by Alexandra Morein  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 3


Vintage Hollywood Octagon Box  Project by Alexandra Morein  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 3




Graphic 45 Supplies:

Vintage Hollywood 12x12 Patterns & Solids Pad
Vintage Hollywood 12x12 Pad

 

 

Shaker Tag  Olde Curiosity Shoppe  Tutorial by Sandy Trefger  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 001

Shaker Tag  Sandy Trefger

 "If you look at the packaging that many of the Graphic 45 metal embellishments come in, you’ll see that they are shaped like a tag and even have the eyelet hole at the top.  And some have a perfectly smooth but slightly raised piece of plastic over the embellishments as part of the package.  When I saw this type of packaging on my Graphic 45 Ornate Metal brads, I saved it to create my shaker tag.  There are so many wonderful possibilities to upcycle and create a project out of packaging so look at them closely to save for future projects. Happy Crafting" ~Sandy Trefger

 

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Olde Curiosity Shoppe - Deluxe Collector's Edition
Features two of twelve 12"x12" double-sided papers, Cardstock Sticker Sheet, and decorative chipboard.  

Shaker Tag  Olde Curiosity Shoppe  Tutorial by Sandy Trefger  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 002

Shaker Tag  Olde Curiosity Shoppe  Tutorial by Sandy Trefger  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 002

Tip:
When creating a shaker element on a tag or card, you want to have plenty of room between the back of the area and the front plastic area.  If you assemble the shaker element with foam tape to hold the back and plastic front together and to give you that lift for the bits to shake, those bits often get stuck to the sticky edge of the foam tape.  To eliminate this, create your sides out of strips of chipboard or several layers of cardstock strips and use glue, not sticky tape.  This way you get the lift you need and nothing sticks to the edges on the inside of your shaker element.  If your shaker element is a square, rectangle or circle, you can easily cut your frame layers out of cardstock with a die and glue those together.  Add interest to your shaker by using different colors and items to shake such as rhinestones with seed beads.


Graphic 45 Supplies:

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Deluxe Collector’s Edition
Packaging of Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Brads

Other Supplies:


Black Cardstock or Chipboard Scraps
Gold Seed Beads
Pretty Pink Posh Nature Mix Sequins
Petaloo Fancy Trims Crochet Lace Trim, Red 2
Petaloo Flowers Chantilly Velvet Hydrangeas, Red
Miniature Roses
Button String
Wink of Stella, Clear
Liquid Adhesive


Thanks so much for joining us today. We are also very thankful for the talent Alexandra and Sandy have shared featuring Graphic 45 Vintage Hollywood and Olde Curiosity Shoppe. Hopefully, these projects will inspire everyone going into this final weekend of April showers, and we will see you here Monday, along with some new creations and those May flowers. We'd love to hear about what you will be working on this weekend in the comments below.

Happy Papercrafting!  

 

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April 26, 2017

Sneak Peeks Day 3: Deluxe Collector's Edition - French Country

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Bonjour, G45ers!

Welcome to another amazing day of sneak peeks here at the Graphic 45 blog. We are thrilled that you've stopped by to see incredible images of our latest Deluxe Collector's Edition - French Country.  We are excited to be bringing this collection back to stores. As some of you know, we love feedback and requests.  Each time someone emails, comments, or calls in with a product request, we jot it down on a spreadsheet. When it comes time for product brainstorming, we have all that information at our fingertips on what our G45ers want. With that being said, French Country has been one of our all-time most requested collections to bring back. Following the sneak peeks we have a special "Stock the Pantry" set by Maggi Harding, using her French Country collection she pulled from her vault.  Before we reveal French Country, it is time to announce yesterday's Master Detective - Win It Before You Can Buy It prize winners. 

From the Blog:

-Penny Whitlock: "I would love to create a mini album with the Master Detective paper ... love it!"

From Facebook:

-Uzma Butt: "My brain is in crafting marathon mode - ideas galore for the best mini album ever!!"

From Instagram:

-Kathyjocrafts: My Sleuthing skills detect an awesome new collection! Crafty projects will soon be afoot...

Thanks to everyone who took part! Winners, please email info@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Remember to enter again for another chance to win the French Country - Deluxe Collector's Edition today! You have THREE chances to Win It Before You Can Buy It! Just comment here on the blog, Facebook and/or Instagram to win. Hooray!

Now, feast your eyes on this gorgeous new collection:


Tati  Recipe Album  French Country  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 2
 

Graphic 45 invites you to step into an enriching landscape filled with decadence and rustic charm. Introducing French Country, a stunning new collection that celebrates the splendor of the abundant French pastoral. Journey to a simpler time when quaint cottages and family farms were nestled harmoniously amid picturesque scenery. Every gorgeous page combines the opulence of vintage-inspired French style with the copious bounty of the land. The richly saturated Graphic 45 color pallet includes sunflower yellows, rustic reds, cornflower blues, olive greens and cinnamon browns. This incredible Deluxe Collector's Edition includes two of each 12 double-sided papers, a coordinating chipboard die-cuts, and 12x12 Cardstock Sticker Sheet. Enjoy inspiration à la carte with the new French Country collection only from Graphic 45!

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In Each Deluxe Collector's Edition Set you will receive two sheets of each of these 12x12 Design Sheets.

 

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12"x12" Cardstock Sticker Sheet


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Decorative & Journaling 6"x12" Chipboard 

 

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French Country Stock the Pantry Party Set
By Maggi Harding
 

"The wedding season is coming up and if you are hosting an event for the bride-to-be, here's a fun idea. Host a Stock the Pantry shower, and ask your guests to bring things for the pantry and kitchen.  Include a blank recipe card with the invitations so that your guests can bring their favorite recipe for the new bride.  For my Stock the Pantry shower, I have a party set that includes a banner, a recipe box, and invitations." ~Maggi Harding

 

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Recipe Box 

Pantry Party  French Country  Maggi Harding  Graphic 45 (7)

To make the recipe box, I first covered it with our DIY craft paper.  That's such great paper for these kinds of projects.  Then I added decorative paper layers and borders from my hoarded French Country stash.  (You know that was hard to do 'cause I just don't ever want to see the end of that collection!)

 

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Pantry Banner


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Pantry Party  French Country  Maggi Harding  Graphic 45  (4)

 

The banner is made with red ATC Alpha tags.  I backed the tags with scraps from French Country and added some small cut-a-part,  as well as a couple of mason jar die-cuts decorated with my favorite French Country border, the rooster, and chickens.

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Stock the Pantry Party Invitations

Pantry Party  French Country  Maggi Harding  Graphic 45 (9)

For the invitations, I die-cut some mason jars and adhered them, just at the top, to 3.25" x 5" rectangles of design paper.  Then I punched two holes and tied a cute little bow around the neck of the jar.  The jar lifts up to reveal the details of the party.

 

Decorating tips:  
Use painted mason jars in different sizes filled with wildflowers as a centerpiece.  Delight your guests with a really great jam as a party favor; even better, gift small jars of homemade jam. Pinterest has so many great ideas for mason jars-be sure to peruse them all.



Graphic 45 Supplies:

Graphic 45 French Country Collection:
12 x 12 paper pad
8 x 8 paper pad
Tags and Banner
Alpha Banner ATC red
Staples Ornate Metal Label Holder
Staples DIY Craft Paper-Number & Stripe

Other Supplies:

3/8" and 5/8" black gingham ribbon
Petaloo Darjeeling Dahlias - tea stained yellow
Petaloo Darjeeling Mini Mix - tea stained spice
Petaloo Burlap Small Sunflowers - yellow
Petaloo Burlap Mini Daisies - antique red
Petaloo canvas daisies
Red jute twine
American Crafts banner punch
Art-C® Stamp & Die Cut Set, Mason Jar 
Sizzix Mason Jar die and embossing folder

 

Looking for more (P)inspiration?  Check out our French Country board.

 

Big thanks to Maggi for sharing this fabulous party set and gift, and of course to you for joining us!  Be sure to leave some feedback on the new collection, pass on any future Deluxe Collector's Edition requests, and just say "hello" in the comments below for your chance to be entered to win.  Tomorrow we will announce the three winners, share more projects from these new lines, and spread more joy, so be sure to join us.  

Au Revoir and Happy Papercrafting!

 

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April 20, 2017

Upcycle Week: Learn how to store your photos & twine in style!

Kathy Clement Born to be a Star Box Tags Upcycle Graphic 45 Mixed Media

Hello, G45ers!   

 Pull out your pretty papers, scissors, and glue and let's start creating!  This post features two upcycled projects by our Design Team members.  First, Kathy Clement gifts us a gorgeous Mixed Media Box filled with tags and photo mats all decorated with the new Vintage Hollywood collection. Plus, Kathy shares her genius tips on how you can create your own masterpiece.  Second, Marina BlauKitchen shares a fantastic and simple way to repurpose a matchbox into a cord, twine or ribbon dispenser.  So let's dive in and enjoy what can be crafted with Graphic 45 and a bit of leftover packaging.  

 

 Born to Be a Star Upcycled Photo Box  Vintage Hollywood  by Kathy Clement  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 13

Born to Be a Star Box by Kathy Clement

"My mom loved old black and white movies, and I can remember lazy Saturday afternoons spent watching them together.  It was a special treat to eat lunch from TV trays in the living room while watching Tarzan and Jane, Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, or  Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn transport us far from our little house on top of the hill.  The Vintage Hollywood collection brought back all those happy memories for me.  I wanted to pay tribute to that incredible era of movie making by creating an “off the page” project complete with a movie reel and filmstrip elements.  I hope you enjoy this homage to the glitz and glam of Vintage Hollywood." ~Kathy Clement 

 

Vintage hollywood sign copy 2
 

 

Born to Be a Star Upcycled Photo Box  Vintage Hollywood  by Kathy Clement  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 17

 

Born to Be a Star Upcycled Photo Box  Vintage Hollywood  by Kathy Clement  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 1 

Tip #1

Turn trash into treasure!  For this off the page project, I combined an empty ribbon spool and G45 Staples packaging tags with a square mixed media kraft box, a shabby chic ornate door plate, ATC policy envelopes and Vintage Hollywood papers.  The end result is a glamorous photo storage box.

  

Born to Be a Star Upcycled Photo Box  Vintage Hollywood  by Kathy Clement  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 2

 

Tip #2

I love to use black chalk paint to alter surfaces.  It is a drier paint, so it is less likely to warp paper, it goes on smoothly, and dries quickly.  You don’t have to sand before painting, which is another big plus.  I used it to paint my kraft mixed media box, the empty ribbon spool and my packaging tags. I also ran a black edge around each side of the kraft photo mount squares from the box.  It provides a nice, crisp border for your photos.

 

  PAINT AND PAPER
 

 
Tip #3


Turn ATC Policy Envelopes into interactive elements!  Cut a strip of cardstock to measure 2.5” long x 1” tall.  Score down the middle at ½”.  Crease with a bone folder.  Glue one flap to the back of your ATC Policy envelope and the other to the bottom edge of your photo mount.  Then use 3D foam adhesive (or waste chipboard) to add an image to the envelope front.  You can add secret journaling, small souvenirs, or photos to the ATC pocket and mount large photos behind.

 

Born to Be a Star Upcycled Photo Box  Vintage Hollywood  by Kathy Clement  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 24

 Tip #4

To create the movie reel “ribbon” I cut 1.5” widths of the film strip ribbon on the reverse side of the signature page.  Mist the paper lightly with water and gently wrap around a pencil.  The paper will curl, and while damp, can be easily twisted and glued onto your project.  

 

 

 

Born to Be a Star Upcycled Photo Box  Vintage Hollywood  by Kathy Clement  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 14

   Tip #5 

To create the “bun” feet for the box, I glued together two 1” diameter wooden bingo chips.  Then I wrapped them with Staples black/gold washi tape and hot glued onto the box base.



Tip #6

Use a felt applicator and Red Pepper and Terra Cotta Alcohol Inks to alter the Staples Metal Doorplate.  Then tap black chalk paint around the raised edges to provide contrast.

 

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Born to Be a Star Upcycled Photo Box  Vintage Hollywood  by Kathy Clement  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 18

 

Born to Be a Star Upcycled Photo Box  Vintage Hollywood  by Kathy Clement  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 18

 

Born to Be a Star Upcycled Photo Box  Vintage Hollywood  by Kathy Clement  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 18

 

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Born to Be a Star Upcycled Photo Box  Vintage Hollywood  by Kathy Clement  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 18



Born to Be a Star Upcycled Photo Box  Vintage Hollywood  by Kathy Clement  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 18
 

Graphic 45 Supplies: 

 

Other Supplies:

  • Empty Ribbon Spool
  • Black Chalk Paint
  • Petaloo Red Anemones, Black Botanical Blooms
  • Gold Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon
  • 1” diameter Bingo Chips for Bun feet (you will need 8)
  • Metal stars
  • Red Pepper, Terra Cotta Alcohol Ink to alter door plate
  • Tarnished Brass Distress Paint
  • Black Cardstock, Glue, Double Sided Tape, Glue Gun, Foam Dimensionals





Upcycle Cord Dispenser Box City Scapes Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 2

Upcycle Cord Dispenser Box Cityscapes Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen

 

"I love to recycle and give new life to an object that could have ended up in the trash. In this case, a small box containing Christmas chocolates has become a very practical cord dispenser for when packaging gifts." ~Marina Blaukitchen

 

Check out How to Upcycle Cord Dispenser Box Cityscapes Graphic 45 by Marina Blaukitchen on Snapguide.

 

Upcycle Cord Dispenser Box City Scapes Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 2

 

Tip:

Do not throw anything away that makes you think that maybe you can turn it into something nice, unique and different.  You may not do it immediately but surely the moment arises when that little box has its utility.  Study the structure of the piece, and think how you can make the most of it and how you can paste the paper and other elements to make it perfect

 

Upcycle Cord Dispenser Box City Scapes Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 2

 

 

Graphic 45 Supplies:

City Scapes
City Scapes Street of Dreams
City Scapes Chipboard 1

Other Supplies:

A matchbox type box
Cord
One eyelet
One brad
Some ribbon

 

 

(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 following along on our creative journey.  We love to see what people are creating, to keep the great ideas going full circle.  Be sure to share your ideas below in the comments and photos of your work on Instagram and Facebook using the #Graphic45 hashtag.  In the words of Albert Einstein, "Creativity is contagious, pass it on."

  

Happy Papercrafting!

ChareeSignatureBlog

 

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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 

 

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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.


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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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April 18, 2017

Upcycle Week: Give Matchboxes and Egg Cartons New Life with these Great Ideas

Graphic 45 Upcycle Egg Carton Lena Astafeva Olde Curiosity Shoppe

Hello G45ers!  

Today we have a special blog post for you.  We are celebrating our fearless leader, the director of operations, and my very favorite sister's birthday. Happy birthday Aimee!  We will also be sharing two fantastic projects.  Think twice before throwing away a matchbox or egg carton. You can turn garbage into a stunning gift that would make anyone smile!  In this post, Joanne Bain shows us the possibilities of upcycling a matchbox, using our Nature Sketchbook collection!  Following Joanne, we have Lena Astafeva's gorgeous Olde Curiosity Shoppe egg carton.  Both projects would make excellent gifts or great storage for your desk or craft space.  Join in the fun and share your birthday greetings and repurpose ideas in the comments.  

 

Aimee Filimoehala Birthday Graphic 45 Cake

"Happy, happy birthday Aimee, you are one of the hardest working, smartest, loving women I know.  Thank you for always sharing your light and showing me the way.  I love you." ~Charee 

"Happy Birthday to my beautiful daughter Aimee!
I’m so grateful to be your Mother. You’ve got the brains, confidence and courage to do whatever you set your mind to (and have since you were a toddler). You bring fun and laughter to our family and to Graphic 45. May the next year of your life’s journey be filled with joy and adventure!
I love you Meemers!" ~Mom aka Diane Schultz 

 

(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.  

 

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 Upcycled Matchbox by Joanne Bain 

 

"For my Earth Day project I decided to upcycle a large matchbox which would normally end up in the bin and turn it into a small gift box. It would be a perfect place for some yummy sweets or maybe a gift card for that special family member or friend." ~Joanne Bain


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Bee Yourself. Use our Metal Label Holder to make sentiments pop.  

 

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Ornate Metal Label Holder


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Both twine and string add nice finishing touches on projects.  


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Graphic 45 Supplies:

Nature's Sketchbook Collection
Season Splendor 12x12 Patterned Paper
Mother Earth 12x12 Patterned Paper
Verdant Woodlands 12x12 Patterned Paper
Nature’s Sketchbook 12x12 Patterned Paper
Metal Door Plates & Knobs
Ornate Metal Label Holder

 

 

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Upcycled Egg Box by Lena Astafeva 

 

"There are so many things always left, which we don’t need anymore. We should look back, think over and turn an old thing into a new one." ~Lena Astafeva 

 

Check out How to Eggs Box by Elena Astafeva on Snapguide.

How to decorate an Egg Box


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Tip: Egg cartons make excellent embellishment storage containers. 


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Graphic 45 DIY Craft Paper Rolls are the perfect weight to add this added ruffle detail. 

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DIY Craft Paper-Bicycles & Polka Dots


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Layered fussy cuts are a great addition to any project.


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Graphic 45 Supplies:

Nature Sketchbook 8x8 Pad
Nature Sketchbook 12x12 Pad
Nature Sketchbook 12x12 Patterns & Solids Pad
DCE Olde Curiosity Shoppe
DIY Craft Paper-Curiosity Collage & Butterflies

 Other Supplies:

Eggs box
Petaloo flowers

 

That wraps it up for today!  Thank you, Joanne and Lena, for two gorgeous examples of upcycling, a step by step tutorial, and a whirlwind of creativity. Be sure to share in the comments what you repurpose at home. We love learning new crafting ideas and techniques! Have fun creating and have a cupcake in Aimee's honor today.  

 

Happy Papercrafting!

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