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August 15, 2012

Clever Gift Ideas Featuring Happy Haunting!


Hello G45ers,

Welcome to another grand day of fun and inspiration here at Graphic 45! Our Happy Haunting celebration is in full swing this week! We're dedicating all of this week to our fabulous Halloween collection Happy Haunting. We've been taking you on a fantastic tour of beautiful crafts that feature this fun collection. Today is all about clever Happy Haunting gift ideas! You'll see some amazing creations from Jim, the Gentleman Crafter and Kristin Wilson of our design team. There are so many great ways to create unique Halloween gifts. Today's crafts are sure to get your creative gears turning. So sit back, relax and enjoy another terrific dose of inspiration from Graphic 45! First up is this amazing panorama by Jim, the Gentleman Crafter. Jim definitely knows how to think outside the box (or jack-o-lantern). This fabulous panorama is perfect for Halloween home decor or as a special gift for a loved one. The bright colors and adorable vintage-inspired designs of Happy Haunting come to life in this fabulous craft. Here is what Jim had to say about the inspiration behind this stunning work of art!

"A quick and easy decoration for your house or as a Halloween treat!  The panorama features a lift off lid to access a small battery operated tea light to "back light" the spooky dimensional Happy Haunting Halloween scene.  A view into the panorama you will see a sweet young lady dressed in a witch costume, cat and pumpkin lantern in hand.  She is standing outside an old gate ready to trick or treat in the cool autumnal night. Hope you like it!" -Jim, the Gentleman Crafter





Graphic 45 Happy Haunting Paper Collection:
  Pumpkin Time- Top
  Happy Haunting - Top
  Word Play - Top
  Hallowe'en Greetings - Main Box Body
  Bewitched - Box Bottom
  Jeepers Creepers - Interior Box Lining
  Trick or Treat - Witch Figure
Graphic 45 Happy Haunting Chipboard 1 - Tag For Top
Round Chipboard Box - Craft Store
Wood finial
Wood Balls - Feet
Assorted Halloween Ribbon
Battery Operated Tea Light
Black Brush Tree - Craft Store
Picket Fence- Craft Store
Black and Orange Crepe Paper

Next we have another fantastic Happy Haunting gift idea. This is a gorgeous mini album created by Kristin Wilson. Halloween is definitely a time for taking lots of fun photos. Why not turn your cherished memories into a fabulous mini like this one?! Mini albums make perfect gifts because they are so gorgeous and heartwarming. You can personalize your mini album with fun photos, sentiments and splendid embellishments. Kristin's mini album takes us on a photo journey through carving a pumpkin. The fabulous Happy Haunting papers look amazing on every wonderful page! Take a look at this adorable creation and imagine what kind of mini you'd like to make!











Graphic 45: Happy Hauntings Collection, Key Staples, Metal Brads, Alphabet Stickers
May Arts: Bakers Twine, Ribbon
Tim Holtz: Chain with clip, Metal Tag
K&Company: Grand Adhesives
Stampin Up!: Cardstock, Eyelets, Punches, Ink
Inkadinkado: Stamps
Martha Stewart: Goo Punch

We hope you all had fun checking out today's fabulous Happy Haunting gift ideas! The Happy Haunting party continues tomorrow with more splendid crafts. Huge thanks to Jim, the Gentleman Crafter and Kristin Wilson for their incredible work today. We wish you all a super day and we hope to see you again tomorrow for more fabulous inspiration!

Your Pals in Paper,

Team Graphic 45


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ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC !!!!!!! BOTH OF THEM !!!!!! I wish i could craft like that !!!!!!!!

Brilliant! I just love this paper!!!

How wonderful....Kristin's book is great ... All the decorated places for pictures....and love Jim's panorama....way to go!

what fun! The back lighting on the panorama makes such a difference.

Wow! These are amazing projects!

Absolutely gorgeous, fantastic inspiration as always xx

That's a wonderful mini album, really fun projects. thank you for sharing.

How fun are these?!?!?!? Loveeeeeeeeee them!!!

Wow!! These are stunning!


Both of these projects are so amazing! I can't decide which I like better but that panorama by Gentleman Jim is really appealing! Kristen's album is really inspirational, my mind is now wandering to all the unscrapped Halloween photos I have around...

This week has been so fun! Jim's and Kristin's projects are fantastic. Love all the layers and details. Another inspiring day. Thank You.

Gorgeous inspiration again. Unbelievable xx

Beautiful projects. Love the tea light in Jim's panorama and the mini album is just gorgeous. Good job, guys!

What beautiful projects!!! The paper is fabulous and the projects are inspiring and absolutely awesome!!!!

Amazing ideas! Thank you!

Again, two amazing projects!

Love the "rolling" light. I could be moved from one place to another as you change your decorations for Halloween. The scrapbook is great too. Love Happy Hauntings.

Wow! Love Jim's panorama! Cool mini album, Kristin! This years DT team is over the top G45!!

That little lantern is amazing...Love both these crafters work. Great gift ideas indeed..

stupendous!! I love both creations. I can hardly wait until I get My "Happy Haunting" paper pack. I love the "jack-o-lantern" idea and I want to make a mini book based on this great inspiration. Good Job!!

Wow! There aren't enough adjectives to describe these fabulous projects! They are amazing works of art! Love G45!


WOW ..... I will definately reference these when I make my project.

Both pieces are simply amazing!

What can I say? Both projects are awesome. The paper just makes me want to run and create these projects .

Great mini album!

Jim, you have done it again. You keep coming up with new and wonderful ideals. LOVE IT.
Kristin, thank you for show how pictures look inside such a beautiful album.

Graphic 45 designers rock!

Fab creations as always. Highlight of my day!

It's always a "TREAT" to come and visit this blog. Amazing work for sure!


No tricks on this blog, just lots of delicious treats for us to view. What amazing projects today. Soooooo cute!Fabulous job by the designers.

Luuuuuuv it! They are both just awesome : )


Love Jim's lighted scene and the mini is just darling!

The nightlight is out of this world. Love the album too!

Wonderful projects!!!

I just love the Happy Haunting collection. So many creative possibilities. Very nice album. Great details. Great panorama! Love the little scene inside. The little girl witch is my favorite character. Thank you!

Yummy creations! I love G45 papers! All of them!
TFS all your lovely projects.
Hugs, Jess

Awesome Halloween creations.

Love both these projects done with the Happy Hauntings Collection...this paper is great it represents Halloween without all the blood and gore...so sweet and so fun.

Love the mini album! Really looking forward to Halloween costume photos.

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