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April 08, 2013

Explore New Ideas In G45 Altered Art!


Hello G45ers,

Don't you just love altered art? Isn't is fun to take an ordinary object and turn it into a unique work of art with your favorite Graphic 45 papers and Staples? Today we're going to share some wonderfully clever ideas for altered art featuring our French Country collection! You will see a delightful altered egg stand by Clare Charvill and a wonderful altered Matchbook Box and mini album by Arlene Cuevas! Both of these ideas are so much fun! They display such a diverse range or ideas for gorgeous French Country altered art! Get ready for some superbly uplifting inspiration from your friends at Graphic 45!

It's Monday and you know what that means! It's blog contest time! We're giving away this lovely Bird Song prize pack that includes a Bird Song 12x12 paper pad, Stickers, Chipboard Die-Cuts 1 and 2, Bird Song Stamps, Ornate Metal Key Holes, 8x8 Matchbook Box and a MyStik by Scrapbook Adhesives! Just leave us a blog or Facebook comment some time this week for your chance to win! We will announce our randomly chosen winner on Friday's blog so stay tuned!

Bird Song prize contest Graphic 45


We also have 4 winners to announce from last week's big Graphic 45 and Echo Park Paper contest! To celebrate our latest product collaboration with Echo Park Paper, we are giving away 4 amazing prize packs (a $35 value)! The following winners were chosen at random from our Blog, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram!

- Carol B: "Congratulations to the finalist and best of luck in the next round! Thanks for a chance to win some fabulous goodies!" 

-Jennifer Seibt from Facebook 

-Colleen Thorn from Pinterest

-Pinkbellamia from Instagram

Congratulations to all of our winners! Please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prizes! Stay tuned to our blog for more sneak peeks of Photo Freedom from Graphic 45 and Echo Park Paper!


Okay, G45ers, are you ready to be wowed?! First up in today's altered art celebration is this adorable egg stand by Clare Charvill! You can find sweet objects like these at thrift stores, garage sales! They are inexpensive and so much fun to alter with Graphic 45 papers and Staples! Think about what a great gift this would make! The homespun charm of French Country is just perfect for altered art home decor! Let this wonderful piece inspire you to try some beautiful altered art of your very own with French Country or your favorite Graphic 45 paper collection! It's fun, easy and so satisfying to create!

French Country Egg Stand Graphic 45 Altered Art Clare Charvill

French Country Egg Stand Pic 7 Clare Charvill

French Country Egg Stand Pic 6 Clare Charvill


MDF Egg Stand - from the MDF Man UK 
Red Acrylic Paint 
French Country 12 x 12 Montage Paper outer sides 
French Country 12 x 12 Bon Apetit paper for chicken border 
Vintage Photo/Walnut Stain Distress Ink
5 Hens eggs, blown and then painted in cream acrylic paint and crackled with IndigoBlu crackleglaze stamp and coffee archival ink 

Next up is another altered art treasure! Here we have a stunning French Country altered Small Matchbook Box by Arlene Cuevas. This amazing box is covered in exquisite French Country papers, Chipboard Die-Cuts and marvelous Graphic 45 metal Staples! It opens to reveal a sweet mini album that's full of nostalgic photos. This is another perfect idea for a heartfelt handmade gift! Using the Graphic 45 Small Matchbook Box to house a mini album is such a clever idea! Take a look at all the fabulous details in this creation and let it inspire you to create one for yourself or someone you love!

French Country Altered Art Arlene Cuevas Mini Album



Staples: Metal Tag, Ornate Metal Key hole, Metal Clothespin, Stamped Metal Brads, Ornate Metal Label Holder, Chipboard buttons
Lindy's Stamp Gang Color Shot: Dark Chocolate Truffle
Ranger Distress Ink: Walnut Stain
Paper Trey Ink black card stock
Co'ordinations black/red card stock
MFT Die namics Mini Doily Circles
May Arts ribbon
Recollections flowers
Prima flowers
I Am Roses flowers
Metal key & flower 
Gold stamen

We want to thank you all so much for joining us on today's Graphic 45 blog. We hope today's crafts helped get your creative gears turning! We are keeping the inspiration train rolling all week long with more fresh and fabulous ideas from our design team! Don't forget to leave us a blog or Facebook comment sometime this week for your chance to win that beautiful Bird Song prize pack! Big thanks to Clare Charvill and Arlene Cuevas for their superb work today! We wish you all a very happy Monday!

Your Pals in Paper,

Team Graphic 45


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LOVE your blog and your French Country and Bird Song Collections and of course all the contests!!

Congrats to the winners I'm very happy for u.....Love both DT members Claire and Arlene there wonderful work just AMAZING xox Amy :)

So many greate ideas her. :)

Love todays projects! I'm always so inspired. Thanks

Beautiful papers, fantastic projects!

Oh my, another lovely set of projects! I really like the box with the tags inside. This is something I could make for my son-in-law who will be deploying to Afghanistan.

Congrats to all the winners! Wow...I have no words! All of these projects are so gorgeous! Thanks so much for all the inspiration you give us daily :)

I love both of those projects! Would love to do an egg holder like that!!!!

Wowwwwwwwww! These are all gorgeous!!

Love the altered match box, how beautiful.

Gorgeous projects!

Lovely creations of the DT members still Monday! It is a source of inspiration, thank you G45 and the whole team!

love both project ideas, very beautiful.

Fantastic projects!!!


Wonderful creations very pretty. Thanks for sharing.

So love your French Country and Bird Song Collections

Congrats to the winners. Great projects today. The egg stand is elegant. The small matchbox with the tiny mini is adorable. Thanks.

Fabulous projects!!!! G45 never disappoints!

G45, thanks for sharing your talented DT creations with us, the ladies are truly talented

Congratulations to the winners.
Love the sensational projects. I'll be
keeping my eye out for an egg stand.

Thanks for showing us these beautiful projects and for giving us the chance to win some of your wonderful products.

Oh I love these projects. The French Country Paper is my all time favorite G45 design. Love, Love, Love it!!

Love all the creations

I love the altered box, love it. Heading to Good Will to see what I can find. Also, this week's prize package is wonderful! Count me in!


how cool is that egg stand and I just love the match book box....great job ladies

The egg holder could be cute with Secret Garden too.

I love the match box projects. Very inspiring!

I love the egg stand! Lovely! And happy for another chance to win!

Again, wonderful creations & beautiful papers. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations to the winners! Love todays altered art inspirations and the chance to win a fantastic prize package .. thank you!

Beautiful projects as usual! This collection is so rich in color!

Can you ever top French Country? Favorite. Ever.

Claire's egg stand is fantastic, what a true French Country project

Gorgeous projects!!

Great projects today! Love how the French Country paper can be used in so many ways!

Such amazingly gorgeous projects! Love the matchbook.
Would be honored to win such a beautiful prize. I already have many ideas I can do with it....lol

Happy Crafting

wow!such a big prize pack!would love to win!

Wonderful projects, very inspirational! Love, love, love the Matchbook Mini Album! How adorable is that! I also am stoked by the giveaway! Do not yet have the Bird Song line, and it's SO pretty! I'm in it to win it!

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