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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 info@g45papers.com 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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I'm loving these projects! I especially like the bird house! So Cute!

I am so excited to have another chance to win the new collection, Steampunk Spells. I love every piece of paper, the embellishments, EVERYTHING!! If I don't win, when will it be out for purchase? tks

I can't put into words how fabulous I think this line is. You have made me so happy :) I love your samples also. Just makes me want them more!!!

My last chance to win!! I would absolutely LOVE to get this Steampunk Spells collection right now!!

Would LOVE to win some! Would even consider buying stock, but I suppose buying Graphic 45 will have to do for now! You are my fave company!


I've been telling myself all week that I really, really DON'T need this collection. But I do, I REALLY, REALLY do!! :) It's completely gorgeous & these projects are stunning.

absolutly beautiful, I love the bierdhouse.xxxSara

I am totally loving all these projects and these amazing collections. This new steampunk collection is at the top of my wishlist. It's mine as soon as it hits he stores!!

I will have to buy a bunc of this collection. I love it more every time I see a new sneak.

Pick me! Anything steampunk rocks!

WOW wow wow - these designs are 'something else' - I am smitten and I've never done any steampunk before!!!!
Thanks for the inspiration.

love this paper!

J'adore cette nouvelle collection ! les couleurs, le graphisme ! Bravo !!!
Hâte de les scrapper !

I have apothecary jars just waiting for this treatment!

Fantastic collection. Love the steampunk theme. All the items in this post looks amazing but i`m especially in love with the large birdhouse. Such a stunning piece of work. Will there be a tutorial in the near future, lol? Absolutely love it! Thanks for sharing these inspirational creations with us! Hugs...Mona

I absolutely LOVE this collection. Been waiting all week to see my name as a winner ... perhaps this comment will be what it takes!?!

the project are amazing and so pretty, i love all the detail to
hugs angelique

These projects are absolutely AMAZING!!! Way to go!

I would love to win and use these fabulous papers to make my Halloween cards in the fall. Thanks




OMG!! Love this paper it is the best ever can't wait for it to appear in stores.

Love this collection. Well done the projects. All are beautifully done.

Love those altered items. Such a great collection

All the project are just gorgeous and love all the products.

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Absolutely loved the altered art pieces and the card made out of the new Steampunk Spells paper! Can't wait to own some of it!


Большое желание выиграть ваши комплект бумаг , получаются удивительные и красивые проекты !!!

The paper is fantastic on these projects. I would love to own these before I can buy them they are awesome

Love the steampunk papers . . . the colors are beautiful. How cute is that little birdhouse!


I love the brilliant oranges and turquoise in these papers! I hope I can win them. I have never shared my scrapbooking on line.

Any chance the Steampunk line will come out in fabric?????

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