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November 29, 2011

Festive Christmas Emporium Altered Art & Gift Ideas!

Hello Fabulous G45ers!

Happy Tuesday and welcome to another crafty day at Graphic 45! Today we're bringing you more holiday bliss with amazing home decor and gift ideas from our design team. But first we would like to wish one of our very own talented DT members, Nancy Wethington a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Nancy is full of talent, life, love and passion, we are honored to have such a wonderful woman on our team. Today on the blog the brilliant Sherry Cheever and Nicole Eccles have created the most amazing works of art that are guaranteed to make your heart grow three sizes today! We totally love getting the house all decked out for the holidays. It's a fun and nostalgic activity that brings back the joy of this special time of year. Let today's fabulous crafts inspire your holiday imagination! It's fun and easy to create beautiful home decor and gifts with Graphic 45 papers and embellishments. Just look at this wonderful wall hanging by Sherry Cheever! This sweet creation was made using our Christmas Emporium collection. All it takes is some nice layering, a few well-placed embellishments and some beautiful paper snowflake flowers to give the piece depth and dimension!  It is a winter wonderland of creativity!





Graphic 45 Papers:  Christmas Emporium:  Believe, A Christmas Carol, Happy Holidays and Tags 1Colorbox:  Graphic 45 Decades Ink Spellbinders™:  Grand Calibur®, S4-390 Create-A-Flake Three, S5-019 Labels Eight and LF-246 Grand Labels ElevenRanger Industries:  Vintage Photo and Antique Linen Distress Inks; Glue ‘n Seal Matte; Claudine Hellmuth Studio Charcoal Black Acrylic Paint; Glossy Accents; Vintage Photo Distress Stain; Mini Mister; Coffee Archival Ink
 Other: Sookwang 1” Scor-Tape; May Arts Red Bingo Numbers; idea-ology Memo Pins; White Artistic Wire; 7 Gypsies Paper Fasteners; Art Glitter Krystallos Vintage Glass Glitter; Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cover; Mini Glass Bottle; Multi-Color Glitter; Wood Hobby Trim; Sanding Tools; Dremel; Printers Chipboard

This next elegant creation is by Nicole Eccles. It's a fantastic tussie-mussie paper bouquet. Nicole is amazing at creating vibrant and beautiful paper flowers. Tussie-Mussie might have to be one of the best words ever and it goes all the way back to medieval times! Small flower bouquets, which were typically given as gifts, were often worn or carried throughout the land. Paper flower bouquets make amazing gifts! In addition to being fabulous for the holidays, tussie mussie paper bouquets are wonderful for weddings and 1st anniversaries! After all, the traditional gift for 1st anniversaries is paper! How grand!

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Christmas Tussy Mussy:
Papers:  G45 Christmas Emporium Line
Dies:  Spellbinders Blossoms 2
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Inks( Frayed Burlap)
Adhesives:  Tombow Mono Glue Stick
 Hot Glue Gun
                   Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares
 Glossy Accents
Other:  Heavy Chipboard Cone, Crepe paper garland, Vintage Metal Ribbon,
Vintage Crystal, 
Pipe Cleaner,
Fabric Coated Wire Stems, Tim Holtz Distress Stickles (Rock Candy)

We hope you all enjoyed today's wonderful crafts! Don't forget to leave us a blog or Facebook comment this week telling us about your favorite holiday tradition. You could win an awesome Christmas Emporium prize! Big thanks to Sherry Cheever and Nicole Eccles for their wonderful work today! We wish you all a blissful day!

With Love and Paper Flowers,

Team Graphic 45


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Beautiful projects!

Love the flowers and the snow flakes. It does inspire me. Thanks

Sherry's art always blows me away. She is just so talented and very down to earth. Her piece today is beautiful. I love tussie mussies, and Nicole's piece is just stunning! Her flowers are so beautiful. What wonderful artists, and what gorgeous pieces of art.

Elaine Allen

Very beautiful.

I always have wanted to make one of those tussie-mussie things! This one is awesome.

Baking cookies for Santa is my favorite tradition

I love the Vintage Glass Glitter. It truly adds to the extra special touch. Truly inspiring.

Both of these are just gorgeous.

Love these christmas projects!! Our favorite family tradition is staying up all night playing board games, sooo fun!!!

Love both of these (of course whas's not to love about these papers).Those snowflake flowers are amazing weith that vintage glass glitter...gives me a reason to buy some LOL
Nicole just stunes me with her creations
love the choice of papers for those flowers !

My favorite holiday tradition is making cookies. Tons of cookies.

Every year I make my own cards. I start in August.

My tradition is going shopping right before Christmas. Not a good tradition, but it's a tradition.

Beautiful card, I love the snowflakes with added touch of wire! Thank you for inspiration!

Love the bouquet and the paper flowers..

wonderful projects!

i am not worthy! These are spectacular and not beyond my capability but certainly my imagination at the moment!

Both projects are wonderful. I am in love with the gorgeous snowflakes and could see the tussie mussie as something I'd like year round.

WOW I would love to know how you do these things Wonderful work~!

I love how the snowflakes are done on Sherry's wall hanging - they're so sparkly! Blue was a good choice for the sparkle. I like the use of the shredded paper in the Tussy Mussy, and the dangling cookie cutter.

Beautiful!!! Those flowers and snowflakes are OMG gorgeous!

Lovely projects!!

Bravo ladies, these are fabulous and inspiring projects!! My favorite Christmas tradition is the big event - the giving and receiving of presents on Christmas morning :)

coucou, les créations sont très jolies, bises

Favorite tradition.....decorating the many trees, decorating the house and porch.

These projects are fabulous. Love the snowflake flowers so much!

my favorite holiday tradition is really just being with family. This year my 5 and 3 year olds helped me decorate the tree. That was so much fun! They were so excited and it made my day.

Gorgeous projects ladies! Love the snowflakes and the flowers, just beautiful!
My favorite part of the holidays is the pure joy in my granddaughters eyes, while putting up the decorations and doing the holiday cooking.

beautiful projects for the christmas holildays ladies....

Wow, these are so beautiful!! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

Love the snowflakes project, lacey and sparkley!

All of thses are beautiful projects. one of my favorite Christmas traditions is putting oranges in my family's stockings. It is a a very small thing, but holds so many memories for me. My grandmother always did this for us, when we were little children. It was a real treat to have that citrus goodness in the middle of winter.

So beautiful! Putting the Christmas Tree and Decorations up while watching Christmas movies is at the top of my favorite traditions list.

two very talented women. thank you for sharing.

Really like the flowers. Very pretty!

Enjoying all the wonderful holiday projects!

Its gorgeous, all the two of the projects.
Hugs Astrid

Wow, those snowflake flowers are amazing and I love the flowers in the cone, absolutely beautiful! My favorite tradition, baking cookies for my Santa and little elfs!

Beautiful!!! My favorite tradition is wrapping presents and singing Christmas carols with the family!

I love Sherry's 3-d projects...the little spirals make the snowflakes appear to be spinning through the air. Lovely! And the tussy mussy....too fab for words!

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