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April 03, 2013

Send A Message of Love With Place in Time!


Hello G45ers,

It's a new day for grand inspiration here at Graphic 45! Are you ready for some dazzling ideas featuring our Place in Time collection?! Now that the sun is shining and the birds are singing their springtime songs, it's a great time to let this glorious season inspire your creativity! Today we will share a very special tag by Arlene Cuevas! Her amazing tag would make the perfect gift for someone you love! Arlene even created a fun video tutorial! We also have part 5 of Gloria Stengel's Place in Time card tutorial series. Now that she has shown you how to create your cards for each month of the year, today she's going to take you step-by-step through creating a beautiful handmade box to house all of your cards! Today's blog is filled with so many great ideas and fun techniques! You're going to love it!

Don't forget that there's still time to enter to win this week's Place in Time blog contest! We're giving away this gorgeous prize pack to one lucky winner! Just leave us a blog or Facebook comment for your chance to win! We will chose one random winner and announce them on our blog this Friday.  Stay tuned to see if you are this week's winner!

Place in Time Contest Graphic 45

Here we have a gorgeous "Love" tag by Arlene Cuevas. This is obviously great for Valentine's Day but it would be perfect as an anniversary gift too! Did you know that the traditional first year anniversary gift is paper?! True story! But any time is a great time to share your love with a beautiful handmade tag! Arlene did an amazing job layering the Place in Time papers and Graphic 45 Staples! Just look at her fabulous use of our Antique Metal Door Pull and the new Regular Tag Album Staples! Follow along with Arlene's fun video tutorial to create this tag for someone special in your life!




Place in Time Tag Arlene Cuevas Valentine Gift Tutorial






Place in Time papers: February Cut-Aparts (8x8 and 12x12)
Staples: Ornate Door Pull, Ornate Metal Key, Ornate Key Hole, Metal Hinge, Metal Clothespin, Stamped Metal brads, Chipboard buttons
White Doilies
I am Roses flowers
May Art ribbon
Tombo Glue
Glossy Accents
3M dimensionals

Next we have the final installment of Gloria Stengel's Place in Time card tutorial series! In case you missed the previous tutorials you can download them all by clicking the links below! Today Gloria is going to show you how to create an exquisite box to house all of your cards! This bright and cheerful Place in Time and Secret Garden box is the perfect finishing touch for your beautiful cards! It would also make an incredible handmade gift! Follow along with Gloria's fun and easy instructions to create your very own Place in Time treasure! Take it away, Gloria! 

 Download Gloria Card Series Part 1

Download Gloria Card Series Part 2

Download Gloria Card Series Part 3

Download Gloria Card Series Part 4

Download Gloria Card Series Part 5


Place in Time Secret Garden Box Altered Art Cards Gift Gloria Stengel Graphic 45 Tutorial


Graphic 45 Collections:
Place in Time: March Cut-Aparts paper, Chipboard Tags 1
Secret Garden: Beautiful Blooms, Sun Kissed, Meadow Lark paper, Cardstock Stickers,
Cardstock Flowers
Graphic 45 Staples: Ornate Metal Door Pull
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Pearls: Want2Scrap
Stamens: craft store
Embossing enamel: Stampendous Shabby Blue
Ink: Tsukineko Brilliance Moonlight White
Paint: Martha Stewart Summer Linen
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Spiral Blossom One, Bitty Blossoms, Foliage
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Tools: Sizzix Big Shot; Fiskars postage edge scissors
Adhesive: Scotch 3M tape; Aleene's Tacky Glue; Ranger Glossy Accents


You may decorate a pre-made box, or follow the directions below to create your own box from chipboard. The cards in this series are all 5 x 5 inches, therefore the finished box is approximately 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches.

1. For the box base, cut two chipboard pieces to 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. Cut three pieces to 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches.


2. Paint all edges with white acrylic paint and allow to dry.


3. For the box lid cut one piece to 4 5/8 x 5 5/8 inches, two pieces to 2 1/8 x 5 5/8x inches, two pieces to 2 1/8 x 4 5/8 inches. (Please note: depending on the thickness of your chipboard you may have to adjust the size of your lid.)

4. Paint all edges with white paint and allow to dry.



5. Cover all sides of the chipboard pieces with paper. I used a combination of papers from the Graphic 45 Secret Garden and Place in Time Collections.


6. Once all sides of your box and lid are covered with decorative paper, use a strong glue to assemble the pieces. 


The base of the box will measure 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches, with a bottom and four sides. The lid will measure slightly larger and sit down over the top of the box.

  Place in Time Secret Garden Box Altered Art Cards Gift Gloria Stengel Graphic 45 Tutorial

7. Use elements from the Graphic 45 Place in Time and Secret Garden Collections to decorate your box as desired.


8. Use one of the Place in Time Chipboard elements and the Secret Garden Cardstock Stickers to create a label for the front of your box.


9. Use embossing enamel to alter on of the Graphic 45 Antique Metal Door Pull Staples and attach it to the lid as a handle.



10. Add a few of the Place in Time March Cut-Aparts for extra decoration on the box top and around the rim of the lid.


Your box is now ready to fill with cards and envelopes!

If you have any questions, email me at stengelgloria@gmail.com or visit my blog at www.gloriascraps.blogspot.com.

We hope you all had a lot of fun on today's Graphic 45 blog! We want to thank Arlene Cuevas and Gloria Stengel for their amazing works of art! We hope that today's creations will inspire you all to create a special handmade craft for someone you love! Please come back and join us tomorrow for more dazzling craft inspiration and fun ideas! We will also be announcing the first round of 30 finalists for the new Graphic 45 2013 Design Team on tomorrow's blog! We will also have another super special announcement to make! It's going to be a very exciting day! We wish you all a very happy day! Thank you so much for joining us!

With Love and Pretty Paper,

Your Friends at Graphic 45



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the card series is wonderful. So beautiful. thanks for sharing

Gorgeous!!! A Place in Time is quickly becoming my all time favorite G45 paper collection.

I love the Place In Time cards and box. I have made several of the cards and plan to do the box next. Beautiful! The tag is really cool. February is a good month in the PIT series!

The card box is gorgeous! Love the colors. Thanks for all the wonderful G45 inspiration!

Very beautiful box. Thanks for sharing. It great to see this line is so versatile.

Gorgeous projects today!

Gorgeous pieces!!!

With love and pretty paper indeed! Oh my goodness, I love your papers and your beautiful projects. Laura

Beautiful work. thanks for sharing.

Such a nice box! I'd love to make one of these to keep my G45 supplies in!

Beautiful inspiring pieces! Gorgeous G45 papers make each project a treasured work of art.

Stunning projects, stunning papers, brilliant ideas xx

This is lovely, I cant wait to make it. it will make a wonderful gift for my beautiful sister. Thank you.

Such gorgeous projects.. that Valentine's tag is amazing, and the box is so pretty!
Alison x

I love how clean Gloria's designs are! She manages to combine elements and patterns in such an eye pleasing way. Her eye for color combinations is just wonderful. I think I'm going to make these boxes for Christmas gifts this year. Absolutely wonderful!

The box is stunning and the Place in Time collection is so unique and totally gorgeous you def need more than one as this is a true classic and will work for so many years to come.

Thanks for the tutorial and downloads! Lovely projects.

Just love the card box it's absolutely gorgeous!

Thank you fore the inspiration. Love this :)

I just luv this box and all the cards. So hoping to be able to gather all the papers I need to make this. Would also love to win this week's prize!

Love the card box, great job!

gloria and arlene, i will have to add both of your projects to my bucket list. thanks for sharing your creativity and inspiration and wonderfully showcasing of the G45, perfecto!!!

all i can say is WOWWW! what gorgeous cards ! and i LOVE the box too!
thank you!

just love the card box today! the flowers were just wow and the purple what more could i ask for. tfs.

I love these projects and the tutorial and would love to try it, thanks so much for sharing.

Great projects! I am in love with that box... gorgeous colors!

I LOVE Arelene's work!! Love that she does that white paint accent!! And that box is gorgois!!!!

That box... I really got to try it out! Would be so nice in the shelf for all small things just lying around. Thank you for sharing!

Love love love the colors and prints in this collection! And these projects are on my MUST MAKE list. Mahalo for the op to win some goodness.

Love the box and started making it. I don't understand why you need two pieces 5 1/2"x 5 1/2" and 3 pieces 5 1/2" x 4 1/4". Don't you need four of the last measurement and only 1 for the 1st measurement for the bottom? Love the box and cards. Can't wait to make them.

Disregard previous post. My senior moment passed. Love the box and cards! Hope mine turns out 1/2 as cute as yours and I'll be happy!

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