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March 04, 2013

Beautiful DIY Ideas With Place In Time


Hello G45ers,

Welcome to DIY paradise here at the Graphic 45 blog! Today we're going to show you some amazing crafts featuring our Place in Time collection that are so beautiful and fun! We love DIY projects here at Graphic 45! It feels so wonderfully satisfying to start with a few simple ingredients to create your own unique work of art! Today you will see some fabulous ideas for DIY projects including a sweet birthday book and video tutorial by Clare Charvill. Her project is perfect for crafters on a budget! Plus we have a gorgeous altered tray by Arlene Cuevas that also includes a great video tutorial! Both of these stunning crafts feature our marvelous Place in Time collection!

In honor of today's DIY celebration, we are giving away this fabulous Place in Time blog prize this week! You could win a Place in Time 8x8 paper pad, Place in Time Stickers and Alphabet Stickers, Place in Time Chipboard Tags 1, Graphic 45 8x8 Easel Album Staples, New Regular Tag Album Staples and 4 Imaginarium Designs Chipboards! It's everything you need for the perfect DIY creation! Just leave us a blog or Facebook comment this week for your chance to win! Our randomly chosen winner will be announced this Friday, March 8th right here on the Graphic 45 blog!

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First up is this fun and beautiful Place in Time birthday book by Clare Charvill. It comes with a great video tutorial so you can create one of your very own! This is the perfect idea for a handmade gift when you're on a budget! Why spend a ton of money on a gift when you can DIY with G45!? Handmade gifts can be so heartwarming and personal! Here is what Clare had to say about this super smart work of art!

"This is a project for crafters that really are tied to a budget so all they have to do is buy the papers, settle down with a coffee and their scrap supplies, click onto my channel and follow along to make a lovely gift of project with no additional spending involved. " Clare Charvill






12 x 12 cut apart papers for large jounalling cut aparts (optional - I used the larger journalling spots for each of the months on the tags but the smaller ones work as well)
Place in time Sticker sheet 
Place in Time alphabet stickers 
Stamped Metal Brad - Staples 
Other Supplies 
Kraft Card
6 x small Celebrate It Kraft paper bags  
May Arts Ribbon
2mm Chipboard 
Stampin up tab top punch
Tacky Glue 
Glossy Accents
Double Sided tape 
Art Glitter used on the spine
Vintage Photo Distress Ink

Next up is another great DIY craft idea! Behold this gorgeous photo tray by Arlene Cuevas featuring Place in Time! This is an excellent way to turn your memories into a breathtaking work of art! Photo trays are so much fun to make. Plus they make incredible gifts or home decor! Also be sure to check out Arlene's wonderful video tutorial! Here is what Arlene had to say about it.

"I've been meaning to create a keepsake with some of my favorite wedding photos. I decided to use a photo tray that was given to me as a gift. The June Cut-Aparts sheet from the Place in Time collection is the perfect compliment to wedding photos, so I used that sheet along with the April Cut-Aparts (I was married in April.) When I create, I don't typically have a "plan." I've been asked many times if I sketch out a project before I create it. The answer is no, I don't. The short answer to how I prepare for a project - "I wing it!" I do, however, gather supplies from my craft room so when I create, I just grab as I go. I created a video showing you how I prepared for this altered project. Included in the video is a "beginning to end" tutorial showing you how this altered photo tray came to life. I hope you give one of these altered projects a try. It's really fun and quite invigorating to see it all come together. Enjoy!" -Arlene Cuevas


Staples: Ornate Metal Key Hole, Ornate Metal Label Holder, Metal Clothespins, Ornate Metal Door Plate, Metal Button, Metal Tag Staples, Metal Hinges, Metal Butterfly, Ornate Metal Key
Imaginarium Designs Chipboard pieces: "A Moment in Time", dressform, flourishes, frame
Momenta metal corner, metal clock
White doilies
May Art ribbon
Recollections pearl bling
I Am Roses flowers
Tim Holtz Ideology viles
Lace from Hobby Lobby
From my craft stash: porcelain roses, white doves, metal mesh wire, hanger & sewing machine charms, birdcage charm, clear flower with bling, Large pearl  drop, decorative stick pins, pearls, pearl trim
White acrylic paint
Glossy Accents
Tombo adhesive
Hot glue

That's all for today, G45ers! We hope today's crafts helped to give you a jump-start of inspiration for your Monday! Don't forget to leave us a blog or Facebook comment this week for your chance to win that beautiful Place in Time blog prize! The inspiration continues on tomorrow's blog with more fabulous crafts! Big thanks to Clare Charvill and Arlene Cuevas for their amazing work today! We wish you all a very happy day!

With Love and Pretty Paper,

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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Fabulous ideas, please keep them coming! I especially love making books to the birthday book is a true winner for me but all ideas that extend beyond making cards or scrapbooking are fantastic, being able to have such lushness on display 24/7 is just perfect.


Beautiful projects!! I love all the paper lines that G45 has!! They are amazing!!

Wauw this is gorgeous projects.

What a great prize. I love Place In Time. Fabulous projects.

Great projects. I love everything created with the Place in Time paper.

So many ideas, so little time. This would be a awesome addition to my "collection" Love G45!!

Lovely papers and lovely projects!

Love both projects, especially the altered tray by Arlene.

I just love this line "PLace in Time". I don't think you could have a bad project with this line. Keep up the most awesome work everybody! Can't wait to see what you come up with next.

Greate projects and a greate prize :)

What great ideas! I have a photo tray that I've been hanging onto for just the right project! The Place in Time paper would be just the right theme! Thanks!

I really love this serie snd wish it would come my way.

Wonderful projects and great tut also. Thanks for sharing.

Both projects are stunning, but I particularly like the birthday book idea and would like to make one for myself, as I'm always rushing at the last minute to make birthday cards for friends - this would be perfect to get organised at last!

both projects are beautiful; and thank you so much for the video tutorials...

I love your "place in time" project! Absolutely gorgeous!!! Well done!

What a great prize package!


Beautiful photo frame - what a way to remember a special day.

So many wonderful ideas
Looking forward to another great week on your blog

Beautiful projects. Thanks for the videos.

Excellent projects! Especialy love the frame!

What a great idea! Its beautiful

Adorable x

Just amazing projects...love them!!

what beautiful projects! I love that picture frame, It came out fabulous!!

Beautiful projects. I especially like the birthday book.

Beautiful! Love that Claire and Arlene have made videos to showcase their work!!

Beautiful prize!!! I wish I didn't have to go to work and could stay home and make journals and things ALL day long!

Such amazing projects! Arlene's photo tray is so beautiful. I love Clare's birthday book. I've been holding on to my Place in Time papers waiting for the perfect project and I think I've found it in the birthday book.

Your site is always full of wonderful inspiration!! So beautiful!!!

wonderful creations

Gorgeous creations today - Clare's books are always amazing, and the photo tray is beautiful! Judy D.

Place in time is one of my favorites..great projects.

Beautiful projects!

Gorgeous projects !

the photo tray is a keepsake that will become an heirloom but the birthday book is a great must have for everyone that sends cards

The birthday book is priceless.

Happy Inspiring Monday with Graphic 45!! Wow. Gorgeous projects!! Love the tutorials. Talent and more talent these sweet designers have!!

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