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Sep 19, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Curiouser and Curiouser Projects with Graphic 45!

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It's a wonderful week to create! We have some delightful Hallowe'en in Wonderland inspiration for you all today. Sandy Trefger shares a curious trinket box. Nico Scrap shows a brilliant way to give a card for a special occasion. Both are works of art! Let's get into the fun!

Curiouser Curiouser Trinket Box, Halloween in Wonderland, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 002

Sandy wows with a whole set of gorgeous projects using our Box Staples! Wow!

"I love Halloween and nothing makes me happier than creating something Halloween with Graphic 45.  The Hallowe’en in Wonderland Deluxe Collection is so awesome!  I decided to create a trinket box with a mirror that turned.  In the front it shows Alice looking in and the Queen of Hearts looking back.  When you turn the mirror around, you find a collage of many of the characters on the back.  To create this trinket box, I used two of the Graphic 45 Staple Book Boxes—the ATC one on the top and the regular book box on the bottom. I changed them up just a bit so that they open up more like a trinket box and the bottom one now has a drawer to hold a fun Wonderland Junk Journal where I added many of the quotes from the fabulous Alice in Wonderland book.  Happy Crafting!" ~ Sandy

 

Curiouser Curiouser Trinket Box, Halloween in Wonderland, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 002

Check out How to Create a Graphic 45 Halloween Junk Journal by Sandy Trefger on Snapguide.  

Sandy's Snapguide Tutorial


Curiouser Curiouser Trinket Box, Halloween in Wonderland, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 002


Curiouser Curiouser Trinket Box, Halloween in Wonderland, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 002

Tip:

When fussy cutting out my images, I like to use a dark gray Copic marker to color the cut edges where the white might show.  This finishes off the cut out shapes nicely and you can also use the marker to color in whiter areas that you can’t cut away to make those areas less noticeable.


Curiouser Curiouser Trinket Box, Halloween in Wonderland, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 002


Curiouser Curiouser Trinket Box, Halloween in Wonderland, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 002


Curiouser Curiouser Trinket Box, Halloween in Wonderland, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 002



Curiouser Curiouser Trinket Box, Halloween in Wonderland, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 002
Curiouser Curiouser Trinket Box, Halloween in Wonderland, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 002

 

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Curiouser Curiouser Trinket Box, Halloween in Wonderland, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 10


Curiouser Curiouser Trinket Box, Halloween in Wonderland, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 10


Curiouser Curiouser Trinket Box, Halloween in Wonderland, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 10


Curiouser Curiouser Trinket Box, Halloween in Wonderland, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 10


Curiouser Curiouser Trinket Box, Halloween in Wonderland, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 10


Curiouser Curiouser Trinket Box, Halloween in Wonderland, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 10


Curiouser Curiouser Trinket Box, Halloween in Wonderland, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 10


Curiouser Curiouser Trinket Box, Halloween in Wonderland, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 10


Curiouser Curiouser Trinket Box, Halloween in Wonderland, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 10

Curiouser Curiouser Trinket Box, Halloween in Wonderland, Tutorial by Sandy Trefger, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 20


Supply List:

Graphic 45 Staples ATC Book Box & Tag Album, Black
Graphic 45 Staples Book Box, Black
Graphic 45 Door Pull, Shabby Chic
Graphic 45 Door Plates & Knobs, Shabby Chic
Graphic 45 Hallowe’en in Wonderland Deluxe Collector’s Edition
1 each 6” #8 Threaded Rod
2 each #8 Nuts & Washers

 

  Look at the mirror! , hallowe'en in wonderland collection, card by Nico Scrap, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 3

Nico Scrap shares the most amazing card. It's as beautiful as a canvas!

"I have created a card using this adorable collection called “ Hallowe’en in wonderland” which is one of my favourite collections for halloween projects. When i was just a child my mama always read me “Alice in Wonderland” book and i loved that moment so much that when i’ve seen this collection i just fell in love. I’ve decided to make and halloween card that i’ll give to my mom on the most spooky night as a little heart treat :)" ~Nico Scrap


Look at the mirror! , hallowe'en in wonderland collection, card by Nico Scrap, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 3


Look at the mirror! , hallowe'en in wonderland collection, card by Nico Scrap, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 3

 

Supply List

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Hallowe'en in wonderland chipboards Graphic45
Hallowe'en in wonderland cardstock stickers Graphic45
distresser and distress tool
brown ink Graphic45
black splash! ink and green splash! ink 13@rts
metal embellishments Scrapunlimited
flowers IAmRoses

This week we are giving away an exciting A Proper Gentleman prize pack! Look at all the goodies you can win! Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to win. Have fun!

  (2) Proper Gentleman 12x12, 8x8, Staples Graphic 45 Prize

Thanks for joining us this Monday! We hope we brought some inspiration to your day. See you tomorrow with more great ideas!

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

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Sep 17, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Take the Graphic 45 September Challenge!





Upload your Submissions to our Facebook Page

Even if you don't celebrate Halloween, it's a great time to show your Steampunk side! Create a Steampunk or Halloween project, and just share with us on our Facebook page to win! 

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

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Sep 16, 2016 5:00:00 AM

The Graphic 45 Design Team Alumni Blog Takeover: Day 5 with Nichola Battilana!

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We are so excited for our last day of our Design Team Alumni Blog Takeover where we feature the incredible Nichola Battilana! You will remember Nichola as an imaginative and inventive alumni and we are so excited to see more of her whimsical work today. If you love fairy tales or Game of Thrones - today's blog is for you!

  Join the Graphic 45 Design Team Alumni Blog Takeover September 12-16 2016!

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First, Nichola shares a brilliant tower she created from recycled materials and Enchanted Forest! We love the roof of this fabulous tower!


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See Nichola's Video Tutorial!


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Supply List

Graphic 45 > Enchanted Forest
Sumptuous Floral
Medieval Splendor
Gilded Grandeur
Enchanted Forest Tags & Pockets
Enchanted Forest Journaling Chipboard
Empty chip can (ie. Pringle)
Wooden Plaque
Moss
Faux berries and eggs
Handmade ladybug
Bamboo pick
Ribbon
Leaf Charm

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Who is looking for a dragon egg? Nichola displays hers in a mixed media box and this is simply gorgeous! We love this imaginative idea.


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Supply List

Graphic 45 > Enchanted Forest
Brilliant Gem
Medieval Splendor
Mixed Media 5x5 Box-Black
Ornate Metal Key Holes
Thin Fleur Dresden Borders - Black
Tiny Embossed Gold Dresden Borders
Leaf Charms
Metal Feet
Moss
Handmade Dragon Egg

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Every princess needs a crown, and Nichola has a gorgeous woodland crown for us today. Look at those florals and details! They're also perfect for a sweet fairy. Love this!

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Supply List

Graphic 45 > Enchanted Forest
Dazzling Damsel
Enchanted Forest Journaling Chipboard
"Botanical Tea"
1/4 Inch Gold Metallic Braid
Lace trim
Twigs
Moss
Faux Leaves
Petaloo Anenome Flowers
A Gilded Life - Petite Monarch Crown Long Die

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Take a look at her whole set of gorgeous projects! Wow!

Keep up with Nichola's work on Her Blog!

Now, let's announce this week's blog winner! Our randomly chosen winner is...

-Judith Taylor: Happy Birthday Diane; lovely picture of you! The awesome projects never stop on the G45 blog. I love all of them. Still crossing fingers and toes hoping I will be able to add Hallowe"en in Wonderland and Safari Adventure to my stash!

Congratulations, Judith! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize pictured below. Thanks to everyone who took part!

(1) Safari Adventure 12x12s, Both Chipboard, Ephemera, Hallowe'en in Wonderland DCE

We have had so much fun this week, G45ers! Thanks for joining us for the magical work of our incredible alumni. We are so grateful they returned to our blog and showed us such wonderful talent and imagination. Many thanks to them, and to YOU for joining us this week!

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

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Sep 15, 2016 5:00:00 AM

The Graphic 45 Design Team Alumni Blog Takeover: Day 4 with Miranda Edney!

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Today, we have the magnificent Miranda Edney taking over the Graphic 45 blog! Miranda is such a talented designer. We are so lucky to have her take over the blog today! Let's jump into the fun:

Join the Graphic 45 Design Team Alumni Blog Takeover September 12-16 2016!

 

 

"Sail" with Miranda Edney using Voyage Beneath the Sea #graphic45

 

I just love altering letters, and had this set that spelled out sail! what better collection to create a gorgeous beachy decor piece.
I made my own little sailboat at the end. So easy to do! This paper begs to be fussy cut! One of my all time new faves!
G45 always knocks it out of the park with their imagery!

"Sail" with Miranda Edney using Voyage Beneath the Sea #graphic45

"Sail" with Miranda Edney using Voyage Beneath the Sea #graphic45

Supply List

Voyage Beneath The Sea 8x8
Shabby Chic Metal Door Plates
Antique Keys ( corner pieces, cut apart)
Various Mediums, Paints , and stencils

  Voyage Beneath the Sea compass by Miranda Edney #graphic45

Okay so it's no secret i LOVE altering clocks! But i wanted to switch things up just a bit! I covered every single piece (except the handle and the legs) with the papers! Decoupaging can take some time! I know! But the end result is so worth it! I try to make it look as seamless as possible! I got grungey with some of my compass pieces, like it had been sitting at the bottom of the sea. I sure hope you like my odd spin on the classic altered clock :)

Voyage Beneath the Sea compass by Miranda Edney #graphic45

Voyage Beneath the Sea compass by Miranda Edney #graphic45

Voyage Beneath the Sea compass by Miranda Edney #graphic45

Voyage Beneath the Sea compass by Miranda Edney #graphic45

Voyage Beneath the Sea compass by Miranda Edney #graphic45

Supply List

Voyage Beneath the Sea 12x12
Voyage Beneath The Sea 8x8
Shabby Chic Metal Clock Keys
Shabby Chic Ornate Brads
Tag Album Staples (Binder Rings)
Various paints and mediums from my stash

Rare Oddities mirror by Miranda Edney #graphic45

I bought this cheap-o ONE DOLLAR plastic mirror a long long time ago. Knowing one day i would feel inspired to give it an updo! Graphic 45 papers are perfect for items like this! I did lots of fussy cutting to fit pieces in where i needed them to go.

Rare Oddities mirror by Miranda Edney #graphic45

Rare Oddities mirror by Miranda Edney #graphic45

Rare Oddities mirror by Miranda Edney #graphic45

Supply List

Rare Oddities Paper 12x12
Antique Brass Door Knockers
Shabby Chic Metal Clock Keys
Shabby Chic Metal Door Plates with knobs (knobs only)
Alcohol inks, crackle medium , and various paints from my stash

Rare Oddities cloche by Miranda Edney! Wow! #graphic45

I was so inspired by the image in the paper with the skull inside of the cloche, I decided to make my own! I pulled out anything I had that matched it somewhat and tried my best to mimic ithe picture , while adding my own spin. It even has LED light strands weaving through out. It looks so nice , lit up at night! I created a 3D Paper pumpkin and then just went to town making flowers and decorating until i was happy with the look. It felt so good to  just USE paper. I had not made flowers with my own hands in years! IT was so fun! For the most part anyways lol! Hope you all like it :)

Rare Oddities cloche by Miranda Edney! Wow! #graphic45

Rare Oddities cloche by Miranda Edney! Wow! #graphic45

Rare Oddities cloche by Miranda Edney! Wow! #graphic45

Rare Oddities cloche by Miranda Edney! Wow! #graphic45

Rare Oddities cloche by Miranda Edney! Wow! #graphic45

Supply List

Rare Oddities Paper 12x12
Antique Metal Label Holder
Shabby Chic Metal Door Plates with knobs
Shabby Chic Metal Clock Keys
Metals, Microbeads, Dresden, Paints from my stash

See more on Miranda's Blog!

This week, we are giving away a great prize pack where you can win both Safari Adventure and Hallowe'en in Wonderland! Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to win. We will announce a winner here on the blog tomorrow! So make sure to enter today!

  (1) Safari Adventure 12x12s, Both Chipboard, Ephemera, Hallowe'en in Wonderland DCE

Thanks to Miranda for her incredible work! Wasn't that amazing? Join us tomorrow for another Alumni Takeover - the fun never ends!

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

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Sep 14, 2016 5:00:00 AM

The Graphic 45 Design Team Alumni Blog Takeover: Day 3 with Ginny Nemchak!

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Today, the amazing Ginny Nemchak takes over the blog with her amazing work! Ginny was on the Design Team last year and her work is always so incredible. We can't wait to share what she has for us today!

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It's a very special day here at Graphic 45. We celebrate the mastermind behind all of the glorious vintage papers we love! A very happy birthday to our fearless leader, Diane Schultz! Thank you for the beauty you bring into this world with your talent and imagination. Today is a celebration of you! Much love from your family and all the G45ers!

Join the Graphic 45 Design Team Alumni Blog Takeover September 12-16 2016!

Ginny takes over the blog starting now!

 

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"Ohhh how I love a banner and I also love Rare Oddities and in my humble opinion this is a match made in heaven. I layered the patterned papers with fussy cut images, large dimensional flowers, and glittery die cuts then strung it on a cool graphic ribbon with tags between.

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Supply List

Graphic 45 Rare Oddities~6x6 Patterns & Solids
Graphic 45 Rare Oddities~ Ephemera Cards
Graphic 45 Rare Oddities~ Brews and Potions
Graphic 45 Rare Oddities~ Stickers
Graphic 45 Rare Oddities~ 8x8 Paper Pad
Petaloo Flowers
Cheery Lynn Designs Dies

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I had a blast creating this masculine inspired greeting card using the warm colors and richly patterned papers of Safari Adventure. Lots of layers with solid borders and spacers between for dimension.  I've added a doily die cut...but cut from black .There are also burlap flowers to add a lot of texture and fill in this arrangement I tucked in some black netting.  I think this might be very nice for just about any occasion....and after all...an elephant never forgets!" ~Ginny

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Supply List

Graphic 45 Safari Adventure~ 6 x 6 Patterns & Solids
Graphic 45 Safari Adventure~ Safari Adventure
Graphic 45 Safari Adventure~ Ephemera Cards
Graphic 45 Safari Adventure~ Jungle Expedition
Graphic 45 Safari Adventure~ Decorative Chipboard
Petaloo Flowers
Really Reasonable Ribbon Trim
Cheery Lynn Designs Die

See more of Ginny's work on her Blog!

This week, we are giving away a great prize pack where you can win both Safari Adventureand Hallowe'en in Wonderland! Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to win. We will announce a winner here on the blog on Friday! Enjoy and enter today!

  (1) Safari Adventure 12x12s, Both Chipboard, Ephemera, Hallowe'en in Wonderland DCE

Thanks so much to Ginny for her fabulous work, and thanks for joining us today for the blog takeover! Tomorrow, the fun continues.

Happy Papercrafting,

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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