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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.

 

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

 

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 15


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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

Portrait of a lady graphic 45 banner

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

 

Visit your LSS or order online today! Looking for Graphic 45 products?  Store Locator 

 

 

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


Upcycled-Matchbox -Natures-Sketchbook -By-Joanne-Bain -Product-by-Graphic-45 -Photo-5


Upcycled-Matchbox -Natures-Sketchbook -By-Joanne-Bain -Product-by-Graphic-45 -Photo-5

 

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

 

Metal-Label-Holder-Staples

Ornate Metal Label Holder


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Both twine and string add nice finishing touches on projects.  


Upcycled-Matchbox -Natures-Sketchbook -By-Joanne-Bain -Product-by-Graphic-45 -Photo-5

 

 

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

 

 

Box-Olde Curiosity Shoppe -product by Graphic 45-by Lena Astafeva-5

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


Box-Olde Curiosity Shoppe -product by Graphic 45-by Lena Astafeva-5


Box-Olde Curiosity Shoppe -product by Graphic 45-by Lena Astafeva-5

 

Tip: Egg cartons make excellent embellishment storage containers. 


Box-Olde Curiosity Shoppe -product by Graphic 45-by Lena Astafeva-5

 

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

4501287—DIY Craft Paper—Bicycles & Polka Dots copy 2

DIY Craft Paper-Bicycles & Polka Dots


Box-Olde Curiosity Shoppe -product by Graphic 45-by Lena Astafeva-5

Layered fussy cuts are a great addition to any project.


Box-Olde Curiosity Shoppe -product by Graphic 45-by Lena Astafeva-5

 

 

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!

ChareeSignatureBlog

 

Visit your LSS or order online today! Looking for Graphic 45 products?  Store Locator 

 

April 17, 2017

Upcycle Week: Starring a Camera Photo Storage & Treat Tags using Vintage Hollywood

Vintage Hollywood Upcycled Recycled Handmade Camera Photo Holder Elena Graphic 45

Hello G45ers!

Welcome to a week of upcycled fun!  We asked our Design Team to create a project from an old unused item in their house and give it new life.  Some of them selected old G45 packaging, packaging from matchbook boxes, or old home decor pieces that were in much need of a facelift.  This post will feature Elena's Recycled Camera she created using a Graphic 45 Book Box and the tube from packing tape, as well as Maggi's Recycled Tags using Staples packaging.  Both of these gorgeous projects have been decorated in our Vintage Hollywood collection.  Be sure to join in the fun and share your projects with us on Facebook using the #UpcycleG45 hashtag to be entered to win this month's contest.  

 

Upcycle definition Graphic 45

 

Camera Box by Elena Olinevich

 

Camera Box  Vintage Hollywood  by Elena Olinevich  product by Graphic45  photo 3

 

"I love everything about the cinema, especially when it comes to some vintage movies. The new Vintage Hollywood collection is something that I have waited a long time for. 

Several decades ago it was quite popular to collect the cards with the celebrities. Now it is a real treasure if you possess these cards. So I thought it would be great to  create something to keep some vintage movie cards and I decided to make a camera box.

I used the Book Box from the Staples, but was I really need was something to create the “lens” so that my vintage camera box looked authentic and my eyes caught the spool left from the tape adhesive. It was quite large enough." ~Elena Olinevich

 

 

I filmed the process from start to finish of how to attach the spool to the book cover. Camera Box Video Tutorial by Elena Olinevich

 

Book-Boxes-Kraft

 

Book Boxes come in two sizes and three colors.

 

Camera Box  Vintage Hollywood  by Elena Olinevich  product by Graphic45  photo 3

 

Camera Box  Vintage Hollywood  by Elena Olinevich  product by Graphic45  photo 3

This camera box can be used for any pictures or photos you may have, as an option - it is enough space inside to put mini album.
 

Camera Box  Vintage Hollywood  by Elena Olinevich  product by Graphic45  photo 3

 

 

Tips:

  1. First, while working with circles, be accurate with all the calculations you make. It’s important to place the spool straight at the center, so you will need a ruler and to rememember some calculations needed to find the radius and diameter to cut the paper layers precisely.
  2. If you are going to make the cover for you “lens,” score the paper first. It is a circle shape and even moving a bit will offset the paper.
  3. I also added the matchbox as a part of the flashbox. You can even open it and put something tiny into it


Camera Box  Vintage Hollywood  by Elena Olinevich  product by Graphic45  photo 2

I spent a lot of time searching for the belt, not a new one. I found it at the flea market, it is worn and really vintage.

 

Graphic 45 Supplies:

Book Box Kraft
Vintage Hollywood collection 12x12 pad
Vintage Hollywood 12x12 Patterns & Solids Pad
Vintage Hollywood 8x8 Pad

 

  

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Recycled Tags By Maggi Harding

 

I'm upcycling today in honor of Earth Day!  I've made two great shaker tags from Graphic 45's Washi tape packaging. I'll show you how to do that in my Snapguide. The plastic packaging is great because you can actually fit some Hershey's chocolate in the shaker. Now that's my kind of shaker!! 

Now, if you don't have the packaging from Graphic 45's Washi Tape, don't despair, you can still make a great shaker tag using any of the tags from our Staples metal packaging.  Here's a link to a previous Snapguide where I illustrated how to make a shaker from nested dies.  All you need to do is make a shaker and then glue it to your tag as I have done on the Born to be A Star tag. ~Maggi Harding

 

 Check out How to Make a Shaker From Recycled Packaging by Maggi HARDING on Snapguide.

 How to Make a Shaker From Recycled Packaging

Recycled tags  Vintage Hollywood Maggi Harding - 5

 

Recycled tags  Vintage Hollywood Maggi Harding - 5

 

Recycled tags  Vintage Hollywood Maggi Harding - 5

 

Recycled tags  Vintage Hollywood Maggi Harding - 5


Recycled tags  Vintage Hollywood Maggi Harding - 5

Recycled tags  Vintage Hollywood Maggi Harding - 5

Tip:

Always keep the Graphic 45 packaging tags from your metal Staples purchases.  They are just like the tags that are sold and recycle beautifully!  Many scrapbook products are packaged so beautifully; before tossing consider how you could recycle the packaging. 



Recycled tags  Vintage Hollywood Maggi Harding - 5

 

Graphic 45 Supplies:

Vintage Hollywood collection:
8" x 8" Pad
Decorative Chipboard
Journaling Chipboard
Tag and plastic covering from Staples Washi Tape
Any tag from Staples metal product packaging

 

Other Supplies:

Petaloo Botanica Anenome - Pistachio
Petaloo Botanica Sugared Minis - Pine Green
Petaloo Darjeeling Mini Mix - Teastained Green
Petaloo burlap trim
Houndstooth Ribbon
Blue rayon seam binding
green cardstock
Assorted beads to fill shakers
Cheery Lynn Designs Star Shaker Kit

 

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

 

To help keep the creative wheels turning we have a fun and easy contest for you.  This week we are giving out a $40+ prize package full of Off to the Races 8x8 paper pad, 6x6 Patterns and Solids, 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 to Elena and Maggi for sharing your incredible talents and tutorials with us, and to you for joining us.  Let us know what you want to create with this Off to the Races prize package to be entered to win.  See you back here tomorrow for two more amazing Upcycled projects!  

 

Happy Papercrafting!

ChareeSignatureBlog

 

Visit your LSS or order online today! Looking for Graphic 45 products?  Store Locator 

 

 

April 14, 2017

2 Easy Peasy Easter Baskets

Sandy Trefger Easter Basket Simplyg45 place in time

Hello G45ers!

With Easter coming up quickly, we thought we would share two #SimplyG45 Easter Baskets ideas.  These are perfect for crafters on the go, or if you are looking to do some kid-friendly projects to do together as a family this weekend.  First up, we have a shabby chic basket by Sandy Trefger, followed by Nico Scrap's one paper basket.  Let's hop into these eggcellent projects. 

 

Easter Basket  Place in Time  Childrens Hour  by Sandy Trefger  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 2

 

"Anticipation of the beautiful flowers of springtime and their many colors plus the wonderful designs of Graphic 45 papers inspired me to create this little Easter Basket.  You can either choose to alter a basket you have on hand or create a new one like I did out of cardstock paper and the patterned papers from any of the lovely Graphic 45 collections.  Because of their spring colors and images for April, I chose to use Place in Time & Children’s hour for my basket.  Add in fussy cut images, lots of spring flowers from your stash, ceramic eggs and of course chocolate bunnies!  Happy Crafting!" ~Sandy Trefger

 

Easter Basket  Place in Time  Childrens Hour  by Sandy Trefger  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 2


Easter Basket  Place in Time  Childrens Hour  by Sandy Trefger  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 2

 

Tip:

To create a paper Easter basket, first, decide on the size of your basket, then cut a piece of cardstock for the size of the bottom plus 1.5”–2” for each side.  Score all four sides of the cardstock for the height of the sides of your basket, and then make 4 cuts to create flaps.  Assemble with glue attaching the flaps to the inside.  Add a cardstock handle and decorate.  Colored tissue paper shredded or cut into strips makes wonderful basket filler.


Easter Basket  Place in Time  Childrens Hour  by Sandy Trefger  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 2

 

Graphic 45 Supply List:

Place in Time Deluxe Collector’s Edition
Children’s Hour

Other Supplies:

Light Pink Cardstock
Light Blue Cardstock
Scallop Edge Punch
White Lace
Light Blue Braid Trim or Ribbon
Wood Legs
Chrome or Light Blue Paint
Petaloo & Prima Flowers, Assorted

 

 
#SimplyG45 Easter Basket Graphic 45 Nico Scrap 4

 

We feature at least one #SimplyG45 tutorial in our newsletter each month.  These projects can be done within 60 minutes, on a budget and are simply amazing! Get ready for Easter with a fun DIY Easter basket. All you need is one 12x12 sheet, paper scraps, and embellishments. Follow along with Nico Scrap's video tutorial to see how. Sign up for our weekly newsletter here.  

 

 Graphic45 DT - Easter Basket by NicoScrap

 

  (0%2F1) Vintage Hollywood National Craft Month Prize $135+

 

To keep the fun going, we would like to announce this week's blog winner! Our randomly chosen winner is...

-Cindy Velasquez‎: "My tip would be to take your time and keep all your scraps as they will come in handy for small decor on your finished project."

Congratulations, Cindy! Please email info@g45papers.com to claim your Vintage Hollywood grand prize pack. Thanks to everyone who took part this week in commenting on the blog, sharing on Facebook, Instagram, and of course to our design team members.  We are honored to be surrounded by love, passion, and beautiful art.  Make sure to schedule the time to be creative this weekend and let your imagination soar.  As always we would love to know what is on your craft table so please share with us below.

 

Happy Papercrafting!

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