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November 09, 2011

Unique Gift Ideas Using G45 Metal Staples

Hello G45ers!

Welcome to our wonderful Wednesday blog! Get ready to be blown away by today's brilliant works of art from our design team. Today's crafts are not only stunning, but they are going to give you some great inspiration for creating one of a kind gifts with our Metal Staples! Yes, indeed! We love to think outside the box and today's crafts embody the idea of clever and creative thinking! So get ready to be amazed as Melanie Forbes and Jack & Cat Curio show you some gorgeous ways to turn the ordinary into something extraordinary! This first wonderful project was made by Melanie Forbes. We all need cute places to store our little treasures. Melanie has made this gorgeous altered mini cupboard that is out of this world! This would make a wonderful gift for a loved one or even a special gift for yourself! With Graphic 45 papers and embellishments, the sky's the limit!






CommuniquePen in Hand, Communique, A Fine Specimen, Postage Staples – Metal Flowers
Colorbox G45 Decades – PhotogenicBlack GessoMod PodgeSandpaper
Tim Holtz corner and door knobs7 Gyspy door knob
Imaginarium Designs letter chipboard.Various props.
German Scraps – Distress stain rusty hinge & Smooch

Next we have two beautiful jewelery creations by Jack & Cat Curio. We recently received a marvelous package from Jack & Cat here at the Graphic 45 offices that contained some of their brilliant jewelry creations. (G45 blog writer Kelly Woessner happens to be wearing one of their amazing necklaces right now as this blog is being written!) And we can all agree that their jewelry is absolutely wonderful! Today's creations are perfect examples of Jack & Cat Curio's clever imaginations at work. With a few simple tools, some Graphic 45 paper and Metal Staples and artistic curiosity, you too can create some amazing gifts such as these! Just look at this gorgeous Ice Resin Queen Pendant! It's like something out of a fairytale!

Ice Resin Queen Pendant 2

Ice Resin Queen Pendant.1

G45 Papers Renaissance Faire CollectionRenaissance Faire
G45 Staples: Metal Flowers, Metal Tags, Trim, Metal Buttons
Susan Lenart Kazmer Products: ICE Resin, Rectangular Hobnail Bezel, Bronze-Plated, Large
vintage broach, vintage trim, jump rings, jute, glass beads
3L Scrapbook Adhesives: 3D Foam Squares

Next up is this wonderful zipper-button bracelet also by Jack & Cat Curio. This lavish bracelet is so eye-catching and fun! The superb mix of soft fabric textures with the striking beauty of our Metal Staples is a real winner. Yet another example of a perfect gift that's also so much fun to create!

"A new passion of ours is incorporating fabric and textiles into our work. Love the added dimension and drama that simple ruffles can achieve." -Jack & Cat Curio

Zipper-button bracelet 1

Zipper-button bracelet 2

Zipper-button bracelet 3

Zipper-button bracelet 4

9 inch zipper, Muslin, vintage lace, thread
Graphic 45 - Hampton Art - Curtain Call Collection - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamps – Feather
Graphic 45 Staples Trim, Metal Buttons, Ornate Door Knob, Metal Flowers
Ranger Archival Ink-Black
American Tag Company Copper Brads

We want to thank Melanie Forbes and Jack & Cat Curio for their stupendous work today. It was such a pleasure to feature such innovative and fascinating creations! We hope you all had fun too. If you are looking for more G45 fun hop on over to Bazzill's Match Maker they have updated their system to have all of our collections.  Their Match Maker system is such a help when shopping online or just looking for the perfect cardstock.  Thank you all for joining us today. Don't forget that there is still time to leave your comment for this week's blog prize. Tell us what you're craft plans are for this holiday season and you could win this week's prize! Comments can be left here on our blog or Facebook page! Yay! Have a great day and we hope to see you back here tomorrow as we bring you more fabulous craft inspiration!

Happy Papercrafting!

Team Graphic 45


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Beauitful projects as always!

I adore the cuff bracelet!

Amazing inpsiration today!

Stunning! The G45 Team amazes me daily!!

What stunning projects today!

What creativity!!!!!!!!! Your DT are truly artists!

More out-of-this-world projects from the designers! Such inspiration! With cancer and unemployment issues at my house, we have no money this year for gifts, so my holiday craft plan is to make a set of 25 Christmas tags for each of my girlfriends using paper scraps and embellies from my stash


THANKS for sharing!! I plan on making over 300 x-mas cards like I do EVERY YEAR!! I have made some mini books and a couple framed pieces!! I have some skirts to make and some other things, but I am on a GOOD ROLE!!
THANKS For sharing and for the AWESOME giveaway!!

WOWZER! All of these are amazingly creative!!!

I'm thinking about doing a december daily this year!

amazing projects. Love the art supplies.

Oh!! I love the art supply box!! One of my favorite things on earth!! ART SUPPLIES!!! And the pendant and bracelet are great Chriftmas gift ideas!! Thanks team!!

Oh- I'm making Christmas ornaments with the Tim Holtz die and G 45 papers. And I'm doing an advent calendar with an unfinished wood one that has little drawers.And trying to do a wreath from the Christmas Emporium papers. Fun!!!
And of course, Christmas cards.

The projects today are amazing! I am so in love with the Metal Staples! They are definately needed to be part of my crafting staples!!!
I need to get started making Christmas cards! I have to wrap up some Thank You cards too!
Kindest regards,

Beautiful projects today! (well, everyday!) Love the art supplies! I am making all sorts of homemade goodies from cookies and candy to jewelry and ornaments- And the gift wrap and tags too- some of my favs!

Oh wow, that Art Supplies cupboard is to die for.

Totally AMAZING...as always! Thanks for Sharing.


Very unique!

Lovely projects. I will be making an altered ABC book of Christmas for my grandson this year. (He is just learning to read!) & of course ~100 Christmas cards & tags. Thank you for your inspiration & giveaways.

How fun all the different uses for the Graphic 45 staples. Love the ideas

I absolutely love the altered box. So cute with its little drawers, doors and handles!

That altered cupboard is so beautiful and I am already trying to figure out who I could make one of those cuffs for-so fabulous! But in the meantime I am working on printer trays for all the influential ladies in my life!

Well, I'm going to Hawaii over Thanksgiving. Time to pig out!!

We are going to my parent's house for Thanksgiving, so I won't have to clean, and make a ton of food. YEA!!

Christmas eve is spent at my inlaws house, opening gifts and eating fattening foods. This is the first year we won't have Grandma Barbie (and her deviled eggs, but we just want her, not her yummy eggs.....)

What great projects! Thank you for sharing.

wow wonderful unique projects, especially the jewelry items. Wha a personal lovely gift to give to someone too. Thank you for sharing. Im planning to share homemade Christmas cards and tags this Christmas season.

Great projects as always! Today was spent up-cycling old shirt into flowers to be used on cards and presents.

Simply stunning work once again by the girls. What a lovely gift for someone. Absolutely love the altered cupboard by Mel Forbes - her work is amazing!!!!

I would like to try to get a couple of challenge layouts completed in the next little bit. Hopefully i will get to my table.........smile

My craft plans begin this coming weekend at my LSS to complete a December Daily book.

I really really love the cupboard. That is just the cuteset thing.

Coucou, la mini armoire est très belle et tout ces détails sont magnifiques, bises

Beautiful projects, it was nice to see some Communique again!!! It's like seeing an old friend LOL!!! Other than maybe a few children's crafts with my daughter, and mailing out Christmas cards, I don't have anything spectacular planned for this holiday yet!

Gorgeous projects-I will be making cards and jewelry this holiday season!

Gorgeous gift ideas!

Too many craft plans for this holiday. A collage for my nephew of he and his new dog. Necklaces for the adult women and fingerless gloves(I just learned how to knit again), and if there's time, bird houses for the men. I tire just thinking of it.

Unique is saying it mildly! Wow! I'm hoping to make a lot of my gifts this year. And I have started :)

Love love love all those projects!!

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