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September 27, 2012

A New Spin on Olde Curiosity Shoppe Altered Art & Cards

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Hello G45ers,

It's a beautiful Thursday and we want to welcome you all to today's fun-filled blog! We have so much joy and inspiration to share with all of you! We want to start by thanking you all so much for your amazing feedback during our sneak peek of Place in Time! Wow, we simply cannot wait for you all to get your hands on this fabulous new calendar collection! It was such a joy to get to share this very special collection with all of you. Place in Time will begin appearing in stores in late October, just in time for the holidays! We've got 4 more winners to announce from yesterday's Win It Before You Can Buy It contest. We also have a special blog event happening today as we join forces with Creating Keepsakes. Tara Orr has created a special craft creation just for today's event! Plus we are offering a prize giveaway through Creating Keepsakes' blog! Also today we've got two gorgeous Olde Curiosity Shoppe crafts from Denise Hahn and Jane Tregenza. There's even fabulous tips and a fun tutorial for you to enjoy. Today is packed full of goodness! Let the good times roll!

First we'd like to announce our 4 randomly chosen winners from yesterday's Win It Before You Can Buy It contest! All of this week's winners will receive a  Place in Time 12x12 paper pad, both sets of coordinating chipboard die-cuts and stickers!

And the winners are...

From the blog:

-Dorina D: "Ooooooo! I definitely need to find "A Place in Time". Time to play with this wonderful collection, The stickers and chipboard add so much to this fabulous collection. Can't wait to save "My " Place in Time with these wonderful pages."

-Janice Rose: "I get more and more excited each day after viewing the sneak peeks. Just can't wait to start a calendar with this new line. I just love it!"

From Facebook:

- Marianna Hancin: "Place in Time is exactly what I've been waiting for. My calendars always come from G45, but a special calendar line is superb." 

- Pamela Upchurch: "I am so excited about this line!! Those stickers and chipboards are simply gorgeous. Each one is a work of art!!" 

Congratulations! Will our winners please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prizes!

And now it's craft time! Today on the Creating Keepsakes blog Tara Orr has a stunning Steampunk 12x12 layout! Be sure to hop on over to the Creating Keepsakes blog to see Tara's amazing LO! Tara will also be sharing some wonderful tips for creating gorgeous LOs. You can also leave a comment while you're there for your chance to win this amazing Graphic 45 prize pack that includes an Olde Curiosity Shoppe and Steampunk Debutante 12x12 paper pad, Ornate Metal Door Plate and Knob Staples, Ornate Metal Keys and Ornate Metal Key Holes! Wow! So hop on over to the Creating Keepsakes blog for fabulous inspiration and prizes!



Here is the sneak peek image of Tara's amazing layout being featured today on the Creating Keepsakes blog. It is so gorgeous! Get inspired and be sure to leave a comment while you're there for your chance to win!


Next we have some splendid Olde Curiosity Shoppe creations to share with you. Today's crafts have a theme of friendship and happiness. Here is a fantastic piece of altered art by Denise Hahn. This is such a terrific piece of art. It can be used to display happy photos or sweet sentiments. It's a super unique way to use Olde Curiosity Shoppe in altered art! Here is what Denise had to say about the inspiration behind this marvelous craft!

"This project was created at a girlfriends get together. Every month one of us hosts a crafting day at our home, sometimes we bring our own projects and sometimes the hostess provides a project for us. Now this project involved moustraps and when we were instructed to bring our own paper- what could possibly go with mousetraps?? Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe of course! And the paper did not disappoint! I love how this came out and added some pictures of my crafty girlfriends too!" -Denise Hahn

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Olde Curiosity Shoppe Bazaar of Wonders #4500435

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Exquisite Motif  #4500427

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Optical Oddities #4500430

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Parlor Wall #4500429

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Chipboard Tags #1-2

Graphic 45 Staples Metal Butterflies

Close to My Heart Metal Numbers

Clearsnap- Inks Blackbird and Turquoise

May Arts Ribbon

Tim Holtz Ornate Plates

Want2Scrap Bling (dyed with Clearsnap ink)

Vintage- computer alert light glass, mercury bead

Mouse Traps .99 Cent Store

Paint- Martha Stewart Crafts- Pool

Next we have this wonderful all-occasions card and tutorial by Jane Tregenza. This is such a lovely card that can be created for a friend or loved one any time of the year. Why not brighten someone's day with a colorful and positive card like this one! Follow Jane's instructions to create one of your own. Take it away, Jane!

"I am not really a card maker, I love layouts and books the best, but there is always bits left over from my projects. The card was designed to use up left over strips that I had saved from some of my Olde Curiosity Shoppe papers." -Jane Tregenza

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G4500047 Exquisite Motif x 2

G4500429 Palor Wall

G4500434 Genuine Article

G4500424 Old Curiosity Shoppe

 Imaginarium Designs IDP0036 Wishing you Happiness

1/3 sheet black cardstock


Cut cardstock to 4 inches x 12 inches. Score it at 5 inches, and at 10 ¼ inches. This will give you a flap about 1 ¾ wide, cut the corners off to make a tag.

From your Exquisite Motif scraps cut the following pieces

  1. 3 ½ inches x 3 ¾ inches
  2. 1 inch x 3 7/8 inches
  3. 2 x 4 ½ inches
  4. 2 inches x 5 inches
  5. 1 inch x 3 ½ inches you need two of this size.

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From your Genuine Article cut the flowing pieces

6      2 ¼ inches x 4 ¾ inches

7      2 ¼ inches x 4 7/8 inches, cut two of this size.

8      1 5/8 inches x 4 inches.

9      From your leftover Old Curiosity Shoppe scraps cut a piece one diamond high and 5 diamonds long.

For the cover you need pieces 6, 1,2, 9

For the inside you need pieces 3, 4,5, 7,

For the flap you need piece 8.

Cut a couple of butterflies as well. Ink your title black, ink around the edges of all your papers and use the photos as a guide to placing all the bits and pieces.

Well there you have it, G45ers. It's been another fabulous day here on the Graphic 45 blog! Thank you all so much for stopping by today! Big thanks to Tara Orr, Denise Hahn and Jane Tregenza for their splendid work today. We had so much fun getting to share today's crafts with you! We hope you'll swing by our blog tomorrow for more fantastic craft inspiration and fun. We wish you all a very happy day!

With Love and Pretty Paper,

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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Congrats winners!!! Wonderful projects today. Always inspiring!!

That mousetrap project is so Steampunky!!! just love it! Good Stuff, G45

WTG winners ~ Congrats! Love that Mousetrap Picture board! Great way to 'catch' some photos to display :) Wonderful Tute for the card as well. Gotta love G45's DT ~ They are definitely the best!

I like what you have done with the mouse traps. Very fun.

Wow love the mouse trap thats so cool!!!!!

Are you kidding me?! Mouse traps! What an imagination - love it!!!

Really clever and creative projects today!

There's something so delightful about steampunk designs - love it!

Congrats to the winners! Love all todays featured projects. TFS!

Congrats to the winners!! I loveeeeeeee the projects today!!!! Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! LOVING the photo board!! So unique!!!!

MOUSETRAPS!! What a creative idea! Thanks for posting!

I LOVE the mouse trap project. and the card is great too.

I love this with the mousetraps what a great idea to go along with a MOUSETRAP lunch from the play.....I can so see a whole party wrapped around this theme

Congrats to all the winners! Who knew mouse traps could look so good?! What a wonderful display piece by Denise. The card by Jane is a great way to use up those precious scraps we all hoard, lol.

Fabulous!! Your design team never fails!

Clever idea for the mouse traps! I much prefer this one. Now to CK Blog

Love the mouse trap idea! Love the paper lines!

LOVE the mousetraps!!! What a great idea!

It has been so awesome to view the new Calender line this week, and more beautiful creations form your designers.

Who knew mouse traps could be used in art! That's brilliant! Great projects today!

I would love to add Steampunk Debutant to my collection of G45 papers. I started collecting at the beginning of the year and I'll keep adding as new lines come out. The projects featured every day are awesome.

I would love to win your pretty papers, I sure hope you pick me!

Gorgeous, love the mouse traps all decorated with that delicious g45 paper!!!!!!!!!!

Just awesome!! I love both projects!! Such inspiration!! Thanks so much!!

Great collection and projects. I love the door knob and the keys...They are so neat.

Beautiful projects ... Love these papers congrats to the winners ...

These are all awesome....love the mousetraps wall hanger...clever idea... tfs

I love it. There are so many wonderful creations and ideas that keep popping up. I wish I had more time to play around.

I don't know what's more exciting, the awesome mouse trap message center or that someone found a pad of Steampunk Debutante paper! That's going to be one lucky winner!

Love the mouse trap project - what a creative idea!

Th mousetrap project is terrific !!

great projects today on the post. beautiful inspirational pcs.

Love the mousetrap - cool idea! It kind of reminds me of the 7Gypsies receipt holder, just smaller.

What a lovely projects. Thanks for the chance to win

Totally awesome projects!

Clever, clever, clever. Once again, over the top papers on over the top projects. Wonderful.

I MUST try making that card!

Last night at a party, we got on a discussion of catching mice .. and now I see a mousetrip included in a layout. Too funny. These have certainly gone upscale. I will look at the mouse trap with a new eye.

Lovely projects with one of my favorite lines!

Who would have guessed mouse traps...I guess I'll have to pick some up when I shop later today and try this one! Too cute and clever!

And Jane strikes again with a very good tutorial on how to use up my leftover scraps for a great card.

Thank you both for the inspiration and Thank you G45 (even though I didn't win...;-( ) Love you all!

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