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November 17, 2011

The Beauty of Graphic 45 Altered Art Boxes!

Hello G45ers!

It's another gorgeous day for inspiration with Graphic 45! Thank you all for joining us! There's lots of fun in store for you today as we showcase some stunning Altered Art boxes by Hilde Janbroers and Gloria Stengel of our design team! Indeed, this is the season for thinking about beautiful handmade gifts. It is our mission to bring you as much inspiration as possible during the holidays! Today's crafts are sure to give you some wonderful ideas. There is so much that can be created with our Altered Art Boxes. The possibilities are endless. Each box contains a sweet Kraftboard mini album so you can create something that's both beautiful and heart-warming. This first stunning altered box was created by Hilde Janbroers. This box has so much vintage charm, fabulous use of our Metal Tag Staples and Metal Hinge Staples, as well as our adorable paper collection An ABC Primer. Here is what Hilde had to say about this lovely and charming creation.

"A real keepsake! I decorated the box with lots of fun embellishments.. In the mini book  I added some old school photos from my grandfathers sisters and brother. This box is a great way to collect lots of photos and create a real treasure." -Hilde Janbroers
Petaloo flowers, ink, Kaisercraft mini alphabet stickers

Next up is this exquisite 5x8 Altered Kraftboard Art Box by Gloria Stengel. This box is like a dream come true! Decorated in our Le Romantique collection and adorn with beautiful embellishments, this altered art box is pure class! It is sure to sweep you off your feet! Here is what Gloria had to say about this marvelous creation.

"I used one of the 5x8 Kraftboard Altered Art Box Staples to create a memory box. I removed the matching accordion mini album (which I can use for another project) and turned this art box into the perfect storage box for letters, memorabilia, jewelry, and more! I used four of the Metal Button Staples to create feet for my box, and bent one of the large Metal Tag Staples to create a latch. I painted all of the metal white, to go with the romantic mood of the box." -Gloria Stengel








Graphic45 PapersLe' Romantique: Le' Romantique, Loves Labyrinth, Daydreams, Sweetheart of Mine Graphic45 Staples: 5x8 Kraftboard Altered Art Box, Metal Tag, Metal Flowers, Metal Buttons Imaginarium Designs: Chipboard word
Clearsnap: Colorbox Ice Jade Fluid Chalk Ink; Colorbox Frost White Pigment Ink; Spun Sugar Smooch SpritzCore'dinations: Sand it Gadget Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: EZ-Runner
Other: Flowers and leaves from Wild Orchid Crafts; White Acrylic Paint from Deco Art; Glue from craft supply; pliers, hammer, paper piercer

We all hope you've enjoyed today's wonderful altered art boxes. Thank you so much for stopping by. And big thanks to Hilde and Gloria for their fabulous and inspiring projects today. It is always such a pleasure to feature their work on our blog! Also, there's still time to leave us a blog or Facebook comment for your chance to win this week's blog prize! Since Thanksgiving is next week we're asking you to leave us a comment telling us about something you are grateful for. Share your gratitude and maybe win a prize. How fabulous! Have a warm and wonderful day!

Happy Holiday Papercrafting!

Team Graphic 45


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I am grateful for family and friends!

The projects are amazing! I am so grateful for my group of girlfriends that I have known and worked with for 25+ years.


I am grateful for G45 and the design team to keep inspiring me to do great things! These boxes are beautiful!

I'm grateful every day for my beautiful family. I'm also grateful for all the inspiration that is out there for paper crafters from G45.

Gorgeous altered boxes! Love them!!

So grateful for my family and all the love and crafty inspiration they provide!

Well... I'm having surgery today at noon. So I'm thankful that it's just a hernia and for my medical care.

the boxes are just lovely!
I'm grateful today that my husband is retiring. but he's probably more grateful than I am.

I should say "Thank you" to all you wonderful ladies for making such beautiful creation.. I am also grateful to this inspiration filled blog of Graphic 45..

These are beautiful. I guess when I go get that film canister, I need to get a box too.

I'm grateful for Skype...it is my main means of communication with my college son.

I am grateful for being able to see such lovely works - these are amazing.

These are so gorgeous and equally inspiring!

These projects blow me away! I am constantly in awe of all the G-45 designers who feature their projects!

I love the boxes. They would be nice as love letter boxes--make one for someone who had just become engaged...

What a great idea. They are so gorgeous that they can be left out as part of the decoration of a room.

Very pretty. With your wide variety of papers, they can be made for anyone.

Beautiful projects! Grateful to be healthy!! When you don't have it, sadly, is when you truly appreciate it!!

Two of my favorite paper packs. I have made a lot of wedding mini albums with the Le Ramantic paper. The Primer is still the best.

I am grateful for a friend that introduced me to scrapbooking 10 months ago and opened up a world of magic for me!

Beautiful boxes Hilde and Gloria :)

Very pretty boxes. Such wonderful inspiration. I'm taking notes for ideas.

Beautiful altered boxes. your blog never disappoints when it comes to beautiful and gorgeous creations. thank you for sharing.

These altered boxes are Beautiful! What great Christmas ideas you gave me! Thank you!

I have to say I am grateful for health & family! I have Lupus and this has been a very tough past couple of months! Without both I don't know where I would be!

These are super amazing! I am so grateful for all the inspiration shared here! Thank you! I am also grateful for my wonderful family (even when they do track mud all through the house-lol!)

beautiful boxes thank you so much for sharing

I am grateful for family and friends, especially my son who five years ago was seriously ill, and is here thanks to wonderful medical staff and the prayers of many people around the world. I am grateful to have been raised in a home where creativity was was always present, where love of books enriched my life. I am grateful to wake up each day and to look forward to life with optimism and eagerness. Thank you.

Love the ideas and such talent! I am grateful for my family and for living in America! there are so many having hard times right now I am thankful to have a home and warmth.

Coucou, les 2 projets sont magnifiques, c'est tellement beau, bises

i am so grateful for my friend with whom i make cards and quilts. she is very special to me. wonderful boxes, btw. there is so much thought put into them.

Your keepsake boxes are so sweet and sentimental. The pink one reminds me of a fancy little chocolate box my mother kept from her courting days with my dad to hold love letters and 'little treasures'. I am grateful I am now able to enjoy it as well.
Thank you for sharing! :)

These boxes rock! They are both so very unique in their own ways. I love to alter boxes and make albums. I am Grateful to be alive, I've been in a bad headon car accident and three months later they found cancer. All is gone now and I can walk, how can life get any better than that?!

These boxes are beautiful--I've made a couple of boxes using Graphic 45 and I just love them. Now I'm thinking that I should make some for Christmas presents. They are so fun to make.

Altered boxes are my favorites!!! These are two fantastic ones!!! Beautiful colors and textures. I've got to order some of those boxes!!! Love these projects!!

Beautiful boxes done with gorgeous paper lines... love all the old lace and all the layers and details, GREAT JOB! I am grateful for my NEW vacuum cleaner and carpet cleaner I got this week... it looks like a new house! It's even kind of fun to clean when you have the right tools... just like scrapbooking!

Wow another great tutorial, love this boxes, with the papers are gorgeous!! Thanks a lot for the inspiration!! I'm grateful now because I have found finally a good job that I was looking for a long time!! Hugs.. Maggy

When you love the paper, how can you help but love the boxes?

In addition to my friends and family, and the plenty that we have, I am very grateful to live in the United States!

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