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October 25, 2012

Two Unique Ways Be Creative With Olde Curiosity Shoppe!


Hello G45ers,

We want to welcome you all to our happy blog on this fine Thursday! We hope you are enjoying your day so far. There's more joy and inspiration headed your way with today's fantastic crafts! Kristin Wilson and Maiko Miwa of our design team are going to show you two clever ways to craft with our gorgeous collection Olde Curiosity Shoppe! Kristin has created a beautiful banner and Maiko has made an amazing card! Both of these projects are perfect for this festive time of year. Get ready for a real treat because today's Graphic 45 blog is super sweet!

Don't forget that today is the last day to leave us a blog or Facebook comment for your chance to win this week's awesome blog prize! We are giving away this fabulous Tropical Travelogue prize pack to one randomly chosen winner from this week's comments. Be sure to leave us a blog or Facebook comment while there's till time! We will be announcing this week's winner on tomorrow's blog, so stay tuned!


Today's first craft creation is Kristin Wilson's wonderful Olde Curiosity Shoppe banner. This is a perfect project for Halloween time! The "Wicked" sentiment and dazzling designs would look amazing as a piece of Halloween home decor. But since it's also not holiday specific so it would look great year-round! Check out how Kristin combined paper layering and distressing to add some fabulous texture to this great banner. She also added lots of beautiful Graphic 45 Metal Staples to give this banner some added weight and dimension. Both Kristin and Maiko's creations display some fabulous uses for our new Ornate Metal Key Staples. These gorgeous new Staples make any craft a true work of art!











Graphic 45: Old Curiosity Shoppe Collection Papers, Stickers, Chipboard, Steampunk Debutante Collection,  Metal Keys,  Metal Brad,  Metal Plate,  Trim, Metal Hinge
Stampin Up!: Cardstock, Pinwheel Die, Twine
Tim Holtz: Hinge Clip, Swivel Clasp, Ruler Ribbon, Mini Gears, Wire Pin, Muse Tokens
Industrial Chic: Charms
May Arts: Ribbon, Bakers Twine
Martha Stewart: Leaf Punch
Craft Store: Flowers, Eyelets

Next up is this vibrant and beautiful card by Maiko Miwa. She has used Olde Curiosity Shoppe as the base and some of her left over scraps from our Hallowe'en in Wonderland collection.  What a fun and creative way to use Graphic 45 scraps! The colors in this card are simply gorgeous! Maiko fussy cut some of the characters from Hallowe'en in Wonderland and added decorative chipboards and embellishments to give this card an amazing 3-D look. Happiness radiates from this fabulous card! It just goes to show how much fun you can have when you combine different Graphic 45 paper collections!








PP:Graphic45(Olde Curiosity Shoppe,Hallowe'en in wonderland)
Acrylic Board :Grafix
Metal Enbelishments: Graphic45 ,Prima,TimHoltz,other
Mist :TatteredAngeles

We want to thank you all for joining us for today's blog. We hope you enjoyed Kristin and Maiko's wonderful creations. We want to thank them for their beautiful work today. There is more splendid craft inspiration in store for you on tomorrow's blog. We hope you'll come back and see us! Plus we'll be announcing this week's blog prize winner! It's going to be a lot of fun! We hope you all have a very happy day, G45ers!

With Love and Pretty Paper,

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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As always, simply amazing work.... Given the beautiful papers, anyone can do something beautiful.

Great idea for the door hanger. It doesn't take up a lot of space and it would be easier to come up with the back materials for the project.

That is a great idea to use scraps and make a beautiful or wicked wall hanging! Love it!

AMAZING!! I LOVE the BEAUTIFUL creations and Inspiration!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Love the projects, another day of inspiration on my favorite happy blog

Really like the WIKED one. Brilliant use of elements & layering. Thank you :)

Fabulous projects! I love the Wicked Banner! Great for Halloween decor! Thanks for the chance to win an amazing prize!

How could you ever part with either of these two treasures?

Thanks for inspiring us day after day with all these wonderful craft ideas.. Love G45 site as much as I love your papers..

I really love how people are making new projwects with the older papers that I'm hoarding.

Super Love the post today! Great Ideas for me for Christmas.

Wow! Incredible creations today! That Wicked sign really speaks to me! LOL! The hand grabbing the flying pig is hysterical! Love it! The second project is just as beautiful as can be!

Amazing projects !!!!

Both projects will make true eye-catchers on every wall. So gorgeous!

Stunning as usual ! Love the Wicked wallhanging !

that door hanging is AH-mazing!!! thanks for the awesome giveaway too, I'd LOVE to win that kit. I totally have my eye on it since moving to Hawaii ;)

What a wonderful idea.. and I love the card.

Love the ideas and using one of my fav collections makes it that much sweeter!

Loved the combo of Old Curiosity Shoppe and the Alice in Wonderland - awesome

Great work. I am always amazed at what people create!

What amazing art that is being made with Graphic 45 goodies.
I wish I could buy out the store of G45 supplies. I swear I would never want anything else ever again. (Until G45 comes up with something new)

All the projects are absolutely stunning! I

Cool banner, love all of the dimension to it! Always great projects from your design team!

Love the Old Curiosity Shoppe line a lot. I've seen great projects from the DT on YouTube, and the banner is beautiful up close here!

I also love that Tropical Travelogue one you have up as a prize, wow!

Oh my, Tropical Travelogue is one of my favorites! And so is Olde Curiosity Shoppe...and Once Upon a Springtime, and....LOL

Fabulous creations today! I especially love Maiko's creative use of scraps. (How cute are those bunnies?)

Love, love, love the wall hanging. So much going on in each section. Just gorgeous.

2 great projects but I have to admit that I just LOVE that Wicked wall hanging!!!!

Every day is like an adventure when I visit your blog!

Projects are awesome. It is so cool to see how you can combine the lines together and look like it was meat to go together. Thank you for the inspiration for use of those scraps we have laying around.

Gorgeous projects!!! I just love graphic 45!

I like the card! What wonderful detail!!

Love the dimension of "Wicked"... very cool! And the card is so unique!

Both are very pretty. I really like the wicked letters!
Carla from Utah

Such amazing projects - I love to see everything the design team makes.

There's no such thing as boredom with you all :) thanks so much!


Ahhhh the Tropical Travelogue ... you folks made some amazing things with this product.

Love Olde Curiosity Shoppe papers. Such wonderful details on both projects. I have been making medallions today, liked see some on the wicked banner. Nice work, thanks for sharing with us.

These are beautiful projects. I love Graphic 45's papers. SO many beautiful details.

wonderful creations .liked and shared on FB .thanks

Something wicked this way comes... and it's Alice!! Love both projects!

What a great project! I really love the vertical banner!! You could hang it so many more places than a horizontal one. Terrific!!

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