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June 14, 2012

Elegant Altered Art With A Ladies' Diary!

Denise Hahn Graphic 45 Ladies Diary Cigar Box Keepsake Box - 05

Hello G45ers,

We want to welcome you all to another fabulous day of craft inspiration here at Graphic 45! We hope you are all having a fun day! We've got some magnificent crafts to share with you today that feature our glorious new collection A Ladies' Diary! You going to love today's crafts by Denise Hahn. Today's we're focusing on some splendid ways to use A Ladies' Diary to create beautiful altered art. There are endless possibilities with altered art. It is a perfect way to take an ordinary object and give it new life! Denise Hahn has created a beautiful altered jewelery box and altered cigar box. These crafts are so inspiring, you'll be itching to start working on some altered art of your very own! 

First we wanted to share some of our recent adventures with all of you. Last weekend Aimee and Charee joined the wonderful folks at Clipper Street Scrapbook Company in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. They had a magnificent time teaching at this two day event and meeting so many fabulous people.  In this photo is the talented Ken Oliver from Unibind and the lovely store owners, Stacey, Lori and Deanna, along with Graphic 45's Charee and Aimee.  Clipper Street held a contest where they asked their customer's to bring in the favorite Graphic 45 projects. Together Aimee and Charee picked out their favorite project.  The winner was Heather and her amazing Little Darlings altered art box.  Below you can also see Heather's winning project. So beautiful! Also pictured are Heather, Charee and Aimee posing with Heather's wonderful Little Darlings altered art box. What fun! 

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And now it's time for some more fabulous altered art! Both of these projects were created by Denise Hahn of our design team. You can see some wonderfully creative ways to make stunning altered art out of simple items. This first creation is a gorgeous altered jewelry box. You can see how brilliantly A Ladies' Diary looks with this vintage jewelry box. It adds so much glitz and glamour! Denise did an amazing job of layering lots of beautiful embellishments to add depth and dimension to this stunning project! Here is what she had to say about it!

"I have been saving this vintage jewelry box for a special occasion and what better occasion than new a new paper line from Graphic 45! This was so easy to make, I just created templates for the windows with tracing paper and used tiny amounts of tacky glue to attach them. Then I created flowers with Ladies Diary paper and embossed them with gold to match the box. Then I dove into my real vintage buttons and trinkets to complete the box." -Denise Hahn

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Supplies:
Vintage soldered jewelry box- can be found at thrift stores or flea markets
Clearsnap embossing powder gold
Clearsnap Emboss gloss
French General Petit Bijoux button flowers (interior)
Vintage buttons and broken jewelry
Seam Binding

Wow, wasn't that wonderful?! There's even more to come! Next we have another altered art piece by Denise Hahn. She's taken an ordinary cigar box and turned it into keepsake box using A Ladies' Diary and stunning Graphic 45 Staples! Cigar boxes are so much fun for creating altered art! This is such a clever idea! Just imagine what a wonderful personalized gift this would make for a loved one! Have a look at these fabulous photos and dream of the fun you could have creating altered art with Graphic 45! Here is what Denise had to say about her inspiration behind this lovely work of art!

"I love altering cigar boxes. They can be little pieces of artwork themselves, that's why I always make sure to cut my cover papers a little smaller so that the character of the cigar box comes through. The Ladies Diary collection of paper has a lot of vintage fashion inspiration in it so what could be more fashionable than creating a little keepsake purse to store your treasures in?" -Denise Hahn

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Supplies:
Cigar Box
Graphic 45 Metal Staples Door Knob (clasp)
Graphic 45 Metal Staples Brads (feet)
Graphic 45 Flower Staples
Colorbox Chalk Black
Colorbox Archival Ink Cookie Dough/Copper
Clearsnap Glitter-Ocean Spray/Cotton Candy/Sweet Orange
Colorbox Embossing powders
Smootch Spritz- Emerald Green
Paper Napkin (flower)
Seam Binding- Black and Cream
Copper color chain
Button and Necklace on dress form-Vintage
Lace trim
Jolees French General Buttons (interior of box)
Adhesives- Xyron permanent, E6000

That's all for today, G45ers. We want to thank you all for joining us! Huge thanks to Denise Hahn for her brilliant work today. We hope her altered art helped inspire some wonderful ideas for all of you! Please join us tomorrow for more wonderful crafts as well as our blog prize winner announcement! It's going to be a lot of fun. We wish you all a lovely day!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45

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Comments

I love g45 and everytime there is another paper line, I love g45 more. I can't wait until September's Expo to see their beautiful booth. Lanna

Oh my, I am still trying to pick my jaw up off the floor after viewing all these beautiful creations!! You weren't kidding when you said they were fabulous and creative! I am loving this paper and hoping that I win the prize so I can try my hand at a little altered art of my own. Thank you for the incredible inspiration and the chance to win some of your wonderful product!

I simply adore "A Ladies Diary" paper and can't wait to get my hands on it. The images are just so exquisite, the colors so perfectly divine. I would never have thought to alter a soldered jewelry box like Denise has done. The use of "A Ladies Diary" for this project and the altered cigar box really rocked by world today!

Everything is so amazing ladies!!! Thanks so much for sharing all this wonderful talent with us. I just love this paper collection

I just love a ladies diary papers, love these cigar boxes. Thanks for sharing them.

i love these collections amazing projects

Wow, these altered projects are fabulous! I am always nervous about doing multi media or altered projects and am in awe of those who are so great at it !

Denise did an awesome job designing and creating both boxes. Really think both are spectacular!! Especially love what she did with the vintage jewelry box so now I have to add another thing to my Thrift Store list!!

love the vintage box....

I love altered cigar boxes and this purse is gorgeous!! It looks like a treasured heirloom already! Love it!

Coucou, j'adore ces papiers, ils sont trop beaux. Je me languis de les acheter, bises

Wow! Gorgeous projects. These new papers are amazing!

These are gorgeous. I love that she left some of the glass panels in the jewelry box open so you can see to the other side. Her flowers are marvelous. The cigar box is wonderful! All that detail....what a fun project!

cest magnifique!!! love it all
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what beautiful projects. I have been hoarding this paper because I can't bear to cut it up but these projects have inspired me.

Beautiful projects. I've had boxes little like the one used for the Ladies Day project and they usually ended up in a garage sale. This was a wonderful use of altered art and it would make a great gift. Thanks for the inspiration.

OMG just love all the gorgeous masterpieces wow such a talented DT you have Graphic 45 wow hugs Amy :)

Awesome projects ladies!!! Very creative!!

Such pretty girly projects!

Mindblowing - all of them and the attention to detail, so well constructed. I admire the completed projects and, above all, the creative minds that came up with these ideas!!!

The projects are AMAZING!!! Adore all of them!

So perfectly beautiful!!! I love them all!

Wow!!!!!!!! Fabulous projects, I especially love, love the Cigar box, lots of cool techniques on there...Just received my new Ladies Diary papers and can't wait to play with them!!!! TFS!!!!!!!

I love the detail :) gets my creative juices flowing...

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