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May 10, 2013

Graphic 45 Sneak Peeks Day 8: Steampunk Spells

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Hello G45ers,

Happy Friday and welcome to the final day of our fabulous Steampunk Spells sneak peeks! Today is all about giving you amazing ideas with some gorgeous Steampunk Spells crafts! We've got two incredible works of altered art and a beautiful card to share with you! All of today's creations were made in Diane Schultz's workshop and they are simply astonishing! We also have more winners to announce from yesterday's "Win It Before You Buy It" contest! This is also the last day to leave us a blog or Facebook comment for your chance to win Steampunk Spells before it arrives in stores! All of this week's winners will receive a Steampunk Spells 8x8 paper pad, Chipboard Die-Cut Tags, Stickers and cardstock Tags & Pockets! That's a $25 value! We will announce winners from today's contest on Monday's blog so be sure to leave comments today for your chance to win! And our randomly chosen winners from yesterday are...

From the Blog:

-Sieglinde Nix: "I would so love to win this. The Steampunk Spells is FANTASTIC!!!!! Thank you for offering this chance to us."

-Marilyn Tucker: "This collection is awesome!"

From Facebook:

-BarbaraMerry Geng: "I'm going to get it myself."

-Tara Staniszewski Snowden: "Love love love these. Would probably make my life complete to win them."

Congratulations! Will today's winners please email us with your shipping information at [email protected] to claim your prizes! And now it's time for some enchanting inspiration! Here we have three exquisite creations by Diane. These superb crafts are sure to give you some wonderful ideas on what you'll create with Steampunk Spells!

Steampunk Spells Altered Art Birdhouse Card Ideas

The new Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells line has the colors and graphics that can change any clock, box, or birdhouse into a steampunk center piece. Steampunk is one of those ‘hard to describe... you know it when you see it’ forms of art! It usually involves reusing odd, often mechanical pieces, in a victorian way. So many objects can turn Steampunk with the right graphics.

Something interesting that you might not know is that the birdhouses used to showcase the Graphic 45 Steampunk line have been used several times before at the Graphic 45 booth. Each season new objects are purchased to be covered along with repurposed favorite pieces! The thing is, the unique altered art technique of covering objects with paper, has the ability to give you complete creative control to turn whatever you want over and over again into something amazing. Graphic 45 understands this and works hard to give you plenty of designs to work your own magic! With the right adhesives you can create a spring birdhouse and then change it again in the fall to get a completely new look! What a great one of a kind gift! Think of the possibilities!

The large birdhouse uses the Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells #4500680 as the base paper. The roof uses Fanciful Floral #4500681 The thin front face of the roof was covered with the ‘Witching Hour’ sticker from the sticker sheet. The base is covered with the border of Steampunk Spells #4500680 and along the edge is the scalloped flower sticker from the Graphic 45 sticker page. The Steampunk Sign comes from the Graphic 45 sticker page along with the black “Witching Hour’ border on the base. The banner that hangs from the top with ribbon comes from the chipboard sheet and was sewn together. 3 flowers were punched out of the Flower sheet, curled and inked. A Graphic 45 metal brad was placed in the center of each flower.


Steampunk Spells Altered Art Birdhouse Card Ideas

Steampunk Spells Altered Art Birdhouse Card Ideas

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Here is a small birdhouse that's also beaming with color and hypnotic designs! This just goes to show you how Steampunk Spells can turn any ordinary object into a breathtaking work of art!

The small birdhouse uses Fanciful Floral #4500681as the base paper. The roof uses Beware #4500690 side B as the base with the postcards hinged with Graphic 45 hinges on top. The base also uses Beware #4500690 side B paper and the front of the base is covered with the ‘Witching Hour’ sticker. A tag and card hangs from ribbon. The back displays a ’Love Potion’ sticker and the roof is edged with the floral scalloped sticker from the Graphic 45 sticker page.

Steampunk Spells Altered Art Birdhouse Card Ideas

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Here is the super fun handmade card and envelope featuring Steampunk Spells. Just imagine how amazing it would be to receive this gorgeous card as a gift! There are so many ways to create joyful treasures with Steampunk Spells!  The envelope uses Fanciful Floral #4500681 as the base. A postcard sits at an angle on front with button stickers and flower punch outs. A book of spells was made from Nevermore #4500685. Cut and glued together, tied at the spine with back twine. The card uses Clockworks #4500682 side B as its base and is layered on top with a Lucky Spells postcard. A ticker is placed on top at an angle.

A fussy cut of the Steampunk Signature page ‘ladies head and hat’ is playfully tucked between the two layers at the top along with a cutout of the crow at the bottom. Flowers were punched out from the Graphic 45 Steampunk sheet, curled and inked and held together with a Graphic 45 brad.

Steampunk Spells Altered Art Birdhouse Card Ideas

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We wanted to take a moment and remind you all about the Graphic 45 May Challenge that's happening right now! This is a wonderful opportunity to get creative and possibly even win a spectacular Graphic 45 prize pack! Read all the details about this month's craft challenge below! What fun!


We hope you all had a lot of fun on today's Graphic 45 blog! This has been such an amazing week and we want to thank you all for joining us! Be sure to leave us a blog or Facebook comment today for your chance to win our Steampunk Spells "Win It Before You Buy It" contest! We will announce today's winners on Monday's blog so stay tuned! Have a wonderful weekend, G45ers! You are the best!

With Love and Pretty Paper,

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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A stunning collection!

Wow, Steampunk Spells is so versatile, I can't wait to get my hands on this collection. My mind is working over time with ideas.
Love and hugs,

Great collection!

Again, great stuff made with your new paper. I would love to win it!

ooohh, the projects are so beautiful. I love this new Steampunk collection. I want to have it BAAAAAAAAAAAD!

Such a brilliant collections. Can't wait to start making a mini album with it.

Oh Wow I really love the idea of using the Steampunk Spells for bird houses they came out beautiful this collection is just gorgeous! I can't wait to get my hands on it!

These are amazing. Hurry, we must have this paper!

Love all the Projects, Just Awesome..

Fabulous projects! Oh man last day and I still haven't gotten picked to win, bummer. I guess I will just have to buy the entire collection in June. LOL!

Gorgeous, love the birdhouses!! Thanks for the chance to win this fabulous prize!

I have really loved seeing all the Steampunk Spells sneaks this week! Thanks for sharing.

Such creative projects and a wonderful new collection!

Fantastic paper collection G 45!
Awesome projects, certainly stars the ideas spinning in my head!

I am totally LOVING this Steampunk Spells Collection! WOW!!

So, so pretty!!

OMYGOSH!! These are all amazing!! WOW!!!

Zippity, zappity, zoo, Steampunk spells is new...zippity, zappity, zing now your mine!

Wow, those birdhouses are something! Thanks for the opportunity to win Steampunk Spells!

One word!!! LOVE

Fabulous, over the top ideas! What a wonderful collection!

Steampunk Spells is going to be a best seller for sure! Wow!

All of these projects are fabulous. I love this line!

Wow.. each peek takes my breath away.. thanks for the chance at "Win it before you Buy It"

Love all those beautiful colors with the black ribbon. Just pops! ; )

Those birdhouses are so creative and this line is just stunning!

Great ideas, fantastic. Happy crafting everyone xxx

I love today's Steampunk examples. I want to try to make some things like this soon. I'm also eager to enter the May challenge. I'm just not nearly as talented as the other people here. Enter me in to win in the draw. thanks!

I want this paper so badly!

I just love these gorgeous colors and the theme of this line!!! Beautiful projects!

Love this collection and love the birdhouses. Hope I win this time!

Thanks for the fun week of seek peeks. So much inspiration. Looking forward to getting my hands on it and just playing!

Last chance to win this amazing collection! Hope I am the lucky one this time. The birdhouse is fabulous!

Great finish to great week! TFS :)

Fantastic projects!

love it!

Stunning projects. I am so excited about the new lines.

What wonderful birdhouses! So cute.
Congratulations to all the winners - I've got my fingers and toes crossed that I may join your group on this last day! (I'd cross my eyes too, but then I couldn't play with my Graphic 45 papers!)

Just fabuloud

So totally love these creations. I wish I was more into doing layouts then I would have given the challenge a go. But dont know what to do with my layouts after I have made them...lol

Hugs from Lilli =)

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