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March 08, 2013

Ideas For Secret Garden Handmade Treasures

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TGIF G45ers,

Are you ready for a very special day of beautiful Secret Garden inspiration?! We've got terrific ideas for beautiful handmade treasures that are so much fun to create! Today you will see a magnificent Secret Garden hand-bound journal and tutorial by Sharon Ngoo. Plus we'll be sharing a stunning altered 12x12 Easel Album by Denise Hahn that's all decked out in Secret Garden! And it wouldn't be Friday on the Graphic 45 blog without a blog prize winner announcement! Today is going to be so much fun! Lets begin with this week's blog prize winner! Chosen at random from this week's Facebook comments, the winner is...

-Debra Vidal: "Nice to be able to maybe win your product giveaway! Love all of your paper lines!"

Congratulations, Debra! Please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize. This is the great prize that Debra won this week! We have a new blog contest every Monday on our blog so stay tuned for more opportunities to win some fabulous Graphic 45 goodies!

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First up is this gorgeous Secret Garden hand-bound journal by Sharon Ngoo. Follow Sharon's fun and easy tutorial to create this marvelous treasure for yourself or someone you love. Handmade journals make a perfect gift! Take it away, Sharon!

I love old hardcover books...and even when they are old and falling apart, its fun to transform them into something new and useful.  Here's a journal I made using an old book and the beautiful Secret Garden collection:

Graphic45 Sharon Ngoo Secret Garden Handbound Journal (front)

Graphic45 Sharon Ngoo Secret Garden Handbound Journal (back)

And I made a tutorial too, because you probably have some old hardcover books lying around and maybe you'd like to have a go at making it new!

Graphic45 Sharon Ngoo Secret Garden Journal Tutorial
Supplies:

Papers from Secret Garden Collection
Embellishments
5. Metal keys
General supplies
1.  old hardcover book
2.  needle and string for sewing
3.  white gesso / acrylic paint
4. ribbon - May Arts

Next we have this exquisite Secret Garden altered 12x12 Easel Album by Denise Hahn. This is such a brilliant way to transform the Graphic 45 12x12 Easel Album into a one-of-a-kind work of art! Each page flips to reveal a new layer of incredible beauty, color and depth! Let Denise's incredible creation inspire you to try creating a treasure of your very own with Secret Garden and our 12x12 Easel Albums! This is what the Easel Albums look like before they are all decked out in beautiful Graphic 45 papers and Staples! It's amazing what happens when you let your imagination run wild!
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Supplies:

Secret Garden 12x12 Paper Pad

Graphic 45 12x12 Easel Album

Staples Door Knob

Staple Large Metal Brad

Glitter: Clearsnap Cotton Candy/Sweet Orange blend,

Winterfrost

Ink: Colorbox Chalk Lime Pastel, Smooch Spritz Sugarberry

Flowers: Fancy Accessories

Doily: Michaels

Trim: Vintage

Adhesive: Xyron, Aileens Tacky Glue

Trim: Michael Levine

Adhesive: Therm-o-web 3D Foam Squares, Aileens Tacky Glue, Clearsnap Emboss Gloss

Foam Core


Wasn't that beautiful, G45ers?! In case you want some more grand inspiration today we encourage you to check out the Crafter's Home blog where you can find a beautiful tutorial by Alberto Juarez of the Graphic 45 design team! Here is a sneak peek of the amazing French Country creation he has made! See the full project and tutorial on the Crafter's Home blog today!


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We also wanted to announce our very special Craft Challenge for the month of March! It's National Crafts Month and we're giving away some amazing prizes! Read all about it below!
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We want to thank you all so much for joining us! Huge thanks to Sharon Ngoo, Denise Hahn and Alberto Juarez for their incredible work today. We have more great ideas and inspiration in store for you here on the Graphic 45 blog! We hope you'll come back and visit us very soon! We wish you all a very happy Friday and a fantastic weekend!

Your Pals in Paper,

Team Graphic 45

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Comments

Just breathtaking projects...stunning,fabulous,incredible...

just love these paperlines and projects!

When you said treasures in the title of this blog post it was no lie. these projects are exquiste.

What beautiful projects!
I just finished a project using an 8x8 easel album and now I can't wait to get another so I can try Denise's idea.
Congrats to the winner!

So gorgeous!

i LOVE THE ALTERED BOOK BUT THE WORK FROM DENISE IS FANTASTIC OVER THE TOP

Beautiful, just beautiful; love both projects

Beautiful! Love the step by step photo tutorial, thank you x

Amazing easel. Love it.

Beautiful projects!!

Great projects! Loads of inspiration to get crafting over the weekend!

What fun love altered books!

I love altered books!! My daughter would have a fit! Ha Ha!

These are absolutely gorgeous projects! I think I want to try the one with the old book.

Thanks for lots of ideas for my altered antique album.

Love these designs! I am always looking for different tutorials for the graphic 45 papers that I simply have to buy. These designs are fantastic

Glorious crafting with exceptional papers! Nicola x

Absolutely gorgeous, I will be trying this...Love G45!!!

Outstanding! What a fabulous piece of art!

i've never tried this before, but this is so inspiring, i'm going to try it! thanks!

Great book tutorial. As for the Secret Garden altered easel - FANTASTIC!

More great inspirations from G45 :) Love them all thank you so much!

Wow!! I love book designs. Can't wait to try these techniques with my Secret Garden papers.

What beautiful books! I love them both.

So gorgeous! Both of these projects are out of this world! So much talent by your designers.

WOW, that easel album is so adorable with all the embellishments, love the use of trim on the butterflies, and the bling flourishes, flowers Everything!!

Oh they are just gorgeous!! I may have to order that set!@! LOVE it!!
I put an altered wood serving tray on your fb page today. Love the French Country set!! THANKS!!

These are sooooo gorgeous!! I love love love all the details!!!

Love this. Today I just bought about everything in the Secret Garden line.

Could you make us a .pdf file of the "old to new book" project. I would like to keep those instructions for future use. Thanks.

I am always in awe of the projects shown on your blog. Wow -- I just love this line and the wonderful inspirational ideas shown.

Totally awesome - I am dumbstruck!
Julie

Oh my such beatiful and clever works of art, inspired use of an old book, and stunning easel album, each page is an adventure and so exquisitely done. Fab.

Thank you for the tutorial and the inspiration, these projects are beautifu. Thank you graphic 45 designers.

Wow! Such beautiful projects and thank you for the tutorials as well!

Thank you for tutorial, amazing work!

Your products are beautiful.I just recently found your page.I am so excited.The projects are wonderful and inspirering.Thank you for sharing.

I'm just amazed by the beauty of your art.

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