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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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I love to do altered boxes! Already made a Christmas one for a swap in the UK! Now have to start making my Christmas cards. Lovely projects here, inspiration for all. Thanks for sharing.

Crazy about Melanie's curio cabinet!

lovely projects. i have a scrapbook page on my dest waiting to be finished. need to make a Christmas banner for DD, make my cards.... i'm behind.

Absolutely amazing! Love the art supply cabinet and the jewelry is gorgeous! TFS and thanx for the inspiration.

I will be making small gift bags, boxes, tags and embellies. The boxes and bags to hold the homemade cookies I give away.

How cute are these. Love love love it.

Gorgeous!!!!! Absolutely gorgeous!

Wow, these are all so amazing... you all rock! My mojo isn't in the Holiday mood yet, but I have been collecting little bits and pieces to start making Christmas cards.

I am so glad I just fell upon you. Your creativity is out of this world. I love this little box. My hubby found a small box almost like that, and I altered it. It came out terrific. I am very pleased with it.
I will be making mini albums for my entire family and my two closest friends. Keep up the great work... love it.

wow, those are all beautiful ideas and really creative. Your charms would look really cute on a charm bracelet.

Great gift ideas....

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