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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!

http://www.creatingkeepsakesblog.com/

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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!

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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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Supplies:

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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Supplies:

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

Instructions:

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!!! How creative are those Mouse traps!..Love all the projects!!!

Very clever ideas.

I'm always in for quite a treat when I check out the latest designs on the blog!

Wow! Mouse traps are going on my shopping list!

Congrats to the winners! G$% always has the best projects!

My favorite part of the collection is the wind-up girl. She, along with the whole collection reminds me of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang with Suck Van Dyke

Things that make me happy=Graphic 45 products. I'm hooked!

Congratulations to the winners...and love the projects ladies. Inspirational.

Thank you G45. I can't wait until I can hold and smell the new paper line. G45 papers have a unique smell, LOVE IT. Lanna

First of all, congrats to all the winners - please know I am green with envy!

Secondly, who would have thought a mousetrap could look so lovely? Use Graphic 45 paper on anything and it turns out beautifully! Love it!

That card is wonderful! Not only would it be great to receive it, but what a terrific use of your scraps that are left over. We all know Graphic 45 paper is too good to waste!

Thanks for all the inspiration, I look forward to your posts everyday.

Makes me want to call in 'sick' today and just create with graphic 45.

Love the mouse trap idea.. haaa totally super creative!! I love all g45 collections..:)

what fun this looks like. great idea

A mouse trap??? Ok I do recycle but I don't know about this....

Isn't this the cutest! Thanks for sharing...doing the happy dance for G45!

Love the idea with the mousetraps!! great way to look at objects you would never normally think to use in a crafting project!!

I would have never thought about using a mouse trap on a project. This is certaily out of the box thinking. Love it !!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!!

I hate mice and swore I would never alter a mouse trap. After seeing this project I am off to the hardware store - Love it and must make one now. Absolutely Fabulous Denise - xx M

Such an awesome altered project... but what I really love is the card. Jane is such an inspiration! I mostly create LO as well and cards are more diffivult for me. I love seeing what you can create with leftover bits.

Love all the featured projects..

Steampunk Debutante ! The pad I prefer !!! I cross my fingers

Funny!!

loving the mousetraps altered project, what a great use for them, I am so going to have to buy some.

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!

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