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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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I am so inspired to really think out of the box....mouse traps, who would have thought!

Beautiful projects. Especially that one with mouse-traps

wonderful now i know what to do with allmy old mousetraps what a great idea and to use all my scraps wow thank you and let me win the new papers pleeeeese cos i am having difficulty waiting lolmaria

The colors, the motifs and the great projects! Just wonderful eye candy.

Thanks for saving me "A Place in Time" by drawing my name. Love G45 and can't wait to play. Congrats to all the winners. Love todays projects. Thought I'd seen everything you could alter, but the mousetraps are so clever. Great job.

Holy cow! Now I've seen it all. Well probably not. Mousetraps? My BFF laughs at me as I go through all of my junk finding odd things e can use. We are making a curiosity box right now. Hmm, a small mousetrap would look great in there. This project that is posted is just incredible work! I love visiting the blog and getting inspired eery day! tfs Tami

I totally love the mousetrap piece and pinned it for inspiration.

As much as I love all oyur Halloween collections, I think Old Curiosity Shoppe will always be my favorite.

congratulations!!!! love the featured projects today, love the mouse trap idea. TFS

Love that mousetrap and that the card is not your 'normal type' of card. TFS and a chance to win :-)

I so love the way the mouse traps are incorparated in the design.
Thank you ladys for the inspiration.

This is so imaginative! I really love the ornate metal pieces in addition to Curiosity Shoppe and Steampunk designs.

The mouse trap project is INGENIOUS!

WOW.. A moustrap. Seriously? I love this idea.. What an amazing idea.. Thank you for sharing these projects.. I am soo gonna try this out.. All I want is my own Olde Curiosity Shoppe collection..

Unbelievable inspiration as always - Denise's piece is completely sensational! And another great tutorial from Jane, thank you...
Alison x

I also have to make that card, or my version of it sinve I don't have those lovely papers.

Love the mouse traps. I have some I am getting ready to work with!

Love the mousetrap idea!!! This is beautiful!

Awesome projects today! What creativity your DT has!! Hugs

Wow - always amazed at how creative people are!!

I don't like mousetraps, but you make me love them:) It's such a gorgeous creation and a wonderful way to record these precious photos.

Jane has used the left-overs in such a wonderful way! Your envelope card looks so beautiful!

Amazing projects! thank you for inspiring us as always :)

I super enjoyed today's post. Love the work. hope to win today's give away!

Just splendid! I love these ideas! How inspiring!!! Cheers!

Beautiful new collection; fun projects today. Sandi T

Love the wall hanging. Wonderful idea to use this terrific paper. Love me some G45....in any pattern or theme.

Mouse traps ... now that is so creative, and all those details. Yes Curisioties was perfect !!
Congrats to the winners!

Snap those traps! Soooooooo clever! Tfs! Kit at Paperkitz

Moustraps!!! Who would have thought?

The mouse trap holder is fantastic, gotta make one. Cute would be out of the Halloween paper line. Love it all.

Your products and examples of how they are used are wonderful! I love Graphic 45 products! It would be awesome to win some of them. Thanks!

I really adored this blogpost!!! I see so many inspiring things on your blog! Love it !!! ~Amy~

Great to see old curiosity again, did my favourite project (so far) with these papers. Had to order more just to have full sheets again. You all relate to that, don't you? Lol :)

Oh my goodness! I love the mousetrap photo display! Just too clever for words! And I always appreciate Janes' detailed tutorials.

Love the little metal pieces from a clothes pin or mousetrap, so very clever and looks awesome. Curiousity shoppe is one of my favorites. Thank you for sharing awesom ideas.

Wow, how creative! Who would have thought to use mousetraps?!!! Awesome!

Awesome projects! Who would have ever thought to use mouse traps for scrapbooking? How clever! TFS.

Beautiful projects! So much talent oozing around here!

I love the blue layout. There are not enough navy blue scrappin' supplies in the marketplace.

What a super projects, love the colors & the details. Thank you so much for creating and sharing it.
alsmouse ~C8> Ratty Hugs

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