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October 12, 2012

Open The Box Of Inspiration With Graphic 45 Altered Art Boxes!

Denise Hahn Graphic 45 Happy Haunting Matchbook Box - 05-imp

Hello G45ers,

Happy Friday and welcome to the fabulous Graphic 45 blog! We are thrilled that you are all joining us today! We have some gorgeous inspiration to help brighten your day! Today we're bringing you some splendid ideas for beautiful altered art boxes. You'll see an amazing altered 12x12 Matchbook Box by Denise Hahn that features Happy Haunting. There's also a beautiful Bird Song altered box by Alberto Juarez! These creations are just wonderful and we're sure they'll inspire you for some fun weekend crafting! Plus we've got a winner for this week's blog contest! This day is going to be incredible. So lets start off with something everyone loves, prizes! This week we chose a random winner from the comments left on our blog. They will receive the fabulous Little Darlings prize pack! And the winner is...

-Dallas Diston: "Gorgeous albums from gorgeous papers !!!"

Congratulations, Dallas! Please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize! We will have a new blog contest on Monday and another opportunity to win some fabulous Graphic 45 goodies! Big thanks to everyone who left us blog and Facebook comments this week! We loved reading them!

We had a fun experience yesterday here at the Graphic 45 office when we received an adorable package from our friends at the store Scrapper's Playground in North Babylon, New York! They sent us this adorable Happy Haunting pumpkin! Isn't this sweet?! Thanks so much, Scrapper's Playground! Our office Halloween decor just got even more festive!

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And now it's time for some serious altered art inspiration! First up is this gorgeous Happy Haunting altered 12x12 Matchbook Box by Denise Hahn. This is a splendid use of the new Graphic 45 12x12 Matchbook Box! You can see all of the superb multi-layered details that give this piece such wonderful dimension. It even lights up! It's a true Halloween dream! Here is what Denise had to say about the inspiration behind this spooktacular work of art! She even gives helpful tips for creating one of your very own!

Matchbook-Boxes

"I couldn't wait to get my hands on the new Matchbook Boxes. I LOVE making shadow boxes and these take a lot of the work out of creating the base. To make it extra spooky I added 6 little flicker battery operated tea lights. I attached them on the inside with some velcro strips for easy removal to turn them on and off. I decided I wanted to use this one on my front door instead of a Halloween wreath, so at the last minute I added "Welcome" (you can see the addition using G45 Die Cut Alphabet in the second photo). I wanted to incorporate some of the new G45 Staples Metal Door pulls and used them as decorative corners. A great tip for adding color to your box; I used the new Stephanie Barnard Sprays from Clearsnap in Tangerine. Just a little spritz then I smeared with my hand, 2 sprays covered a whole side, so a little went a long way. I can not believe how great this worked and how rich the color came out!" -Denise Hahn

Denise Hahn Graphic 45 Happy Haunting Matchbook Box - 01-imp

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Denise Hahn Graphic 45 Happy Haunting Matchbook Box - 09-imp

Denise Hahn Graphic 45 Happy Haunting Matchbook Box - 10-imp

 Supplies:

Graphic 45 Happy Hauntings in:
Bewitched 4500530
Fright Night 4500531
Graphic 45 Die Cut Alphabet
Ink: Catseye in Blackbird and Stephanie Barnard Spray Tangerine
Darice Feltys Bats 
Glitter Cardstock
Momenta Metal Corners
May Arts Gingham Ribbon
Black Organza
Flower Maiko Inc.
Glitter Gypsum- Moskatels
Glitter- ArtGlitter

Next we have a beautiful Bird Song altered art box by Alberto Juarez. This box contains a special surprise, an even smaller altered art box! That's right, it's a box within a box! Just imagine how delightful it would be to give this as a gift! You can see how perfectly the Bird Song papers blend together in this enchanting piece. Plus you can see a fabulous use of the new Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Key Hole Staples! Altered Art boxes are so much fun to make and have so many great uses! Here is what Alberto had to say about this fantastic work of art!

"This project is a double gift box. One is a wooden box decorated on the outside and inside. The other is a small box in which you can put a small gift like a jewel or something very special. This is a good idea when you want to turn a small but special gift into something bigger and colorful." -Alberto Juarez

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Alberto Juarez Graphic45 Bird Song 5
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That's all for today, G45ers! We hope you all had a great time exploring today's crafts! Big thanks to Denise Hahn and Alberto Juarez for their beautiful work today! We will have more splendid crafts and a new blog contest to share with you on Monday! We hope you all have a fantastic day and a great weekend. We also hope you find some quiet time to enjoy some weekend crafting!

Hugs and Pretty Paper,

Your Friends at Graphic 45

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Thanks for posting these great altered boxes. I love the pumpkin thanks for all the inspiration this morning.

Great box. I wish your products were sold near me

OMG-I am definitely giving the Happy Haunting box a try.I am in love.

What a magical boxes. I really like the themes. You surely made the right choice of the themes. The layout is effortless but it looks so cool. My kids will surely love to have those boxes for Halloween occasion.

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