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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 flowers on the floral box really wowed me. Would love to see tutorial on how to make them.

Just finished a box and now I will have to do another. Love the colors and the flowers. I need to go die shopping! Your blog is so great. I am going to need more Graphic45 paper soon. I have more ideas than time. You guys make the creative juices flow! Thank you.

such absolutely gorgeous projects! love everything! :)

Decorated boxes! I love them. Thanks for the great tutorial!

Distressing with white gesso is a new technique for me...not sure if I like the total look, but I do appreciate the artist and her creativity. Love the box! Place In Time continues to be my most favorite paper collection. thanks for the ideas.

Wondreful tag!

oh I really like the box

Oh this is pretty...I love watching the videos!

this beautiful cardbox will do great as a gift!
love the tag <3

Beautiful box Gloria, think I may have to make me one for all of the square cards I have been making lately using the Place in Time Collection. Thank you always for inspiring.

Wow. I would love to learn how to make the flowers on the box...maybe I should look at the video!

I love the idea of having a box to keep all the cards I create safe. Thanks for sharing. Beautiful creations once again :-)

the box is Beautiful.

Fabulous projects - the tag is so romantic and the box so pretty and feminine.


Love the post today! I like the box very much and the tag. Thank you for sharing.

my favourite part of the day, a cup of tea and a scroll thorugh my favourite blog, another inspirationl project, many thanks

It's just wonderful to see all these beautiful crafts. Thank you for sharing.

Christine S

Beautiful projects :)

Beautiful projects! I just love that card box!! Would so love to win that collection!

Woow.. love the tag.. its so beautiful.. Love the giveaway for the week..

Gorgeous creations and super easy tutorials! Thank you for sharing, Graphic 45 and for the chance to win!

These creations are truly lovely! Just love them :)

Love Gloria's card series Thanks

Love both projects and can't wait to create the box project. Gorgeous papers.

Gorgeous papers and projects.

Great projects! The box is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing these ideas!

Love this paper so much. Wonderful ideas and inspiration. Thanks G45

Man,you guys just Bow Me Away everytime!! Your work is soooo beautiful,I wished I could craft every day! Thanks so much! "Happy Spring"

How beautifully old fashioned and wonderful

Beautiful. Lovely box. Outstanding cards. Amazing roses.

Absolutely love today's inspiration. Wow!

All projects are so pretty.
Really like the box.
Carla from Utah

That box is just to incredible for words! Anyone would be proud to receive this beauty! TFS

Wonderful projects and great tutorials. They would make very special gifts.

Gloria's projects always take my breathe away!

I've been wanting to learn how to make a box cards. This is perfect!

love your new card bos. I NEED to make this. Would just love to win.
Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Wonderful box and valentine card.

absolutely love all the projects, and the tutorial. Thanks for sharing this with us!

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