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June 08, 2012

Worlds of Inspiration With Olde Curiosity Shoppe!


Hello G45ers,

Happy Friday and welcome to our blog on this wonderful day! We have some spectacular treats in store for you today. We're going to be exploring three fantastic projects that all feature our gorgeous collection Olde Curiosity Shoppe. Robin Shakoor, Nicole Eccles and Gloria Stengel have all created three different crafts, all of which are stunning beyond belief! There's a fabulous card and sketch by Robin, an exquisite altered canvas by Nicole and a remarkable mini album by Gloria! Wow! Plus we have a winner to announce for this week's blog prize! Could this day get any better!? We don't think so. Lets start with this week's prize winner! Chosen at random from this week's blog and Facebook comments, our winner is... Mary Puskar! This is what Mary had to say: "I've been an admirer of Jim's work for a long time and this is just a super example of his genius! Love the idea and the paper is just gorgeous! Count me in on that lovely give away."

Congratulations, Mary! Please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize! Huge thanks to everyone who left us comments this week. We will have a new contest beginning on Monday. Another new opportunity to win some fabulous Graphic 45 goodies! Hooray!

Before we get to today's Olde Curiosity Shoppe crafts we wanted to take a moment to wish a very happy birthday to Alberto Juarez of our design team! Happy Birthday, Alberto, from all of us at Graphic 45! You are wonderful and so talented! We are very happy to have you on our design team! Have a great day! Here is a fun birthday gift bag that Gloria Stengel created. We thought this would be a fun craft to help honor Alberto's birthday! Yay!



Graphic 45 Paper:
Olde Curiosity Shoppe: Optical Oddities 8x8 Paper Pad
Communiqué: Society Page, A Fine Specimen
Graphic 45 Staples: Packaging from Button Staples
Clearsnap: Colorbox Graphic 45 Decades Photogenic, Venetian Lace Antiquing Ink
Spellbinders: Grand Calibur Die Cutting System; Nestabilities Labels Twenty-one
Copic: Various Markers
American Crafts: Black Cardstock
Neenah: Natural White Cardstock
Gina K. Designs: Birthday Stamp
Tickled Pink: 20's Luca Digital Stamp
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Twine
Craft supply: Gift bag, buttons, string
Adhesive: Scotch 3M tape runner, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares, Glue Dots adhesive dots

And now it's time for some Olde Curiosuty Shoppe crafts! This first creation was made by Robin Shakoor. It is a gorgeous card that is titled "I'll Stop Loving You When Pigs Fly." This card has all the classic elegance that Robin is known for. It also has some fun-loving humor which is perfect for any occasion. This wonderful card even comes with a sketch to help you create one of your very own! So much fun!

When Pigs Fly!

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Graphic 45 Papers:
Olde Curiosity ShoppeWhen Pigs Fly, Exquisite Motif, Bazaar of Wonders
Bazzill:  Cardstock
Ranger:  Distress Ink – Vintage Photo
Martha Stewart Crafts:  Loops Punch
Craft Supply:  Ribbon

Next up is this remarkable altered canvas by Nicole Eccles. This ultra-inspiring piece incorporates whimsical elements of Olde Curiosity Shoppe, Kraft Reflections and Steampunk Debutante. It absolutely captures an enchanting vintage look with a little bit of a modern twist. We love how the sweet butterflies from the Butterfly Specifics paper look as though they could take flight at any moment. This is a fabulous example of blending different Graphic 45 collections to create something perfectly unique!

11 Nicole Eccles. Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Steampunk Debutante. Illuminate Mixed Media Collage

12 Nicole Eccles. Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Steampunk Debutante. Illuminate Mixed Media Collage

3 Nicole Eccles. Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Steampunk Debutante. Illuminate Mixed Media Collage

5 Nicole Eccles. Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Steampunk Debutante. Illuminate Mixed Media Collage

6 Nicole Eccles. Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Steampunk Debutante. Illuminate Mixed Media Collage

8 Nicole Eccles. Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Steampunk Debutante. Illuminate Mixed Media Collage

9 Nicole Eccles. Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Steampunk Debutante. Illuminate Mixed Media Collage

You can even use this fun piece of clip art to create something just as wonderful! Big thanks to Nicole for sharing this fun image with all of us! 

Illuminate Clipart


Graphic 45 Papers:
Colorbox: Graphic 45 Decades Inks: Bon Voyage, White Chalk Ink
Core’dinations Signature Series : Photogenic, Sanding Block
Ranger: Adirondack Ink Wild Plum, Glossy Accents
Girl Paperie: Flower Stamp
Sizzix: Bigshot Gear Die
Basic Grey: Rubons
Scrapbook Adhesives: 3D Foam Squares
Other: Matte Gel Medium, Chipboard, Twinkling H20’s, Black paint, 12 x 12 Artist’s Canvas, Clipart

This next marvelous Olde Curiosity Shoppe creation was made by Gloria Stengel. It is an astonishingly beautiful mini album! There is inspiration to behold on every page! We love how Gloria used lots of beautiful flowers in this mini to help accentuate the vivid colors of Olde Curiosity Shoppe. Other fun embellishments, ribbons and fun fussy cutting also make this mini incredibly gorgeous. Here is what Gloria had to say about this fabulous mini!

"I used an 8x8 Want2Scrap Gatefold album to create this mini. I cut some of the pages in half to create an 8x4 album. The album can sit on a desk or shelf and become room decor as well as a place to store photos. I used a lot of "curious" bits and pieces to decorate my album to mimic the feel of the Olde Curiosity Shoppe papers." -Gloria Stengel












Graphic 45 Staples: Metal Tag 
Graphic 45 Chipboard Tag: Olde Curiosity Shoppe: Tags 1, Tags 2 
Graphic 45 Stickers: Olde Curiosity Shoppe 
Ink: Clearsnap: Colorbox: Graphic 45 Decades Antiquing Ink: Bon Voyage, Dark Cashmere, Photogenic
 Chipboard Album: Want2Scrap
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! BlackRibbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon: Blue Topaz Diamond Satin
Flowers: Petaloo, Wild Orchid Crafts
Chipboard: Imaginarim Designs (gear, birdcage, small clock); Teresa Collins (clock); Tim Holtz Grungeboard (clock hands)
Gear: 7 Gypsies, Tim  Holtz Idea-ologyClocks, Pen nib: Tim Holtz Idea-ology
Light bulbs, bottle: Sky Blue PinkBingo number: Maya Road
Film Strip: Tim Holtz Idea-ology
Metal Frame: Tim Holtz Idea-ology
Die cuts: Spellbinders Foliage; Sizzix Clock Hands
Craft supply: Brads, Bottle cap, wooden domino, micro beads
Trims: Really Reasonable Ribbon: Black Sheer Box Pleats, Black Jute String
Adhesive: Scotch 3M tape runner; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares; glue

That's all for today, G45ers. Thank you all so much for joining us! We had so much fun getting to share this week's crafts with all of you. We hope you'll come back and see us for another week of fabulous craft inspiration! Huge thanks to Robin, Nicole and Gloria for their remarkable projects today. We hope you all have a happy friday and a super fun weekend!

Hugs and Pretty Paper,

Youf Friends at Graphic 45


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Happy Birthday Alberto and Congrats to Mary!!! ABSOLUTELY loveeeeeeeeeeeee everyone's creations today!! WOW WOW WOW!!!!!

More and more inspirations! Need to stop getting inspired and get to work! Thanks to the wonderful Design Team to keep me interested in papercrafting to the ACME!

Happy Birthday to my fellow gemini Alberto! I love all of the projects today! Lovely layout, that canvas is to die for and gloria, what a clever Idea to cut that album in half! You guys are amazing!

Love that birthday card! I have graduation cards to make and this helps get the creative juices flowing! Thanks

Happy Birthday Alberto! Love, love , love olde curiosity shoppe so today's projects were especially inspiring today. Thanks for the creative jump start to the weekend.

Stunning projects, love them all in such different ways!!


Congrats Mary! Show us what you make with your prize.

What a lovely projects again! I always enjoy to see what the designers come up with. I absolutely love the mini!

Really gorgeous work today, stunning!

I can't get over all the talent on your Design team!!!!!! Just love coming to see everybody's work and get inspired by them!!!!

Wonderful inspiring projects today!! Congrats Mary!! Always look forward to each day with G45!!!

Wonderful projects. The rollar skate reminds me of meeting my husband at the rollar rink 51 years ago.

Wonderful, Wonderful!!!

♪ ♫ ♪ Happy Birthday Alberto ♪ ♫ ♪
Such wonderful projects shared today. Thank you for sharing such beauty to feast my eyes upon. And thanks Nicole, for the freebie clip art! Grandioso' Creations once again!
Jessica S

Woow.. speechless as always.. Amazing creativity... Loved all the work.. Makes the friday more interesting..

Happy Birthday Alberto!!! I love today's projects, can't wait to use that lovely clip art, thank you Nicole!!!

Hugs and very pretty paper back to YOU what great projects! :)

What wonderful projects!!!!!

Just beautiful. love the colors and some very unique ideas!

WOW!!! That is all I have to say!

Love the collection and projects.

These projects are so very beautiful. I can now add Olde Curiosity Shoppe to my ever growing wishlist!

Happy Birthday Alberto...Love all the works of art...tfs

Congratulations Alberto and thanks to everyone for the wonderful inspiration today. Amazing...

These projects are so much fun and really show the versatility of the Olde Curiosity Shoppe paper!

These projects are GREAT!!! So creative.

happy birthday alberto... great projects today.......so much time put into these projects, amazing!!

these project just reinforce my thoughts about how versatile Olde Curiosity Shoppe collection is....you can do so much with these papers!!! Just love all the projects!

Another awesome post from this incredible design team!! The gift bag is gorgeous and I LOVE the Olde Curiosity Shoppe mini. And happy Birthday to Alberto!! I'm loving his inspirations!! AND two beautiful layouts!!! Thanks for rocking my day!!!

All these projects are wonderful, but the altered canvas is so awesome. What great inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing.

Love it!! So much details..


Just stunning! I am so impressed by all the range of ideas your designers give us! Thank you!

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