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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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Those birdhouses are amazing!! I would love to get my hands on Steampunk Spells ASAP!!

Gorgeous collection! Thanks for a chance to win it before I buy it (LOL)!

What fabulous pieces!

Absolutely GORGEOUS!

Each day you outdo yourselves. Love all these altered art projects using
Steampunk Spells. FUNNNNN!

Love love love this collection!! The images are so fun and with the Graphic 45 style, it's a real winner (even if I'm not, LOL)

dear Graphic 45 people...STOP sending me these wonderful gorgeous teasers...my heart cant stand it anymore.
I need this collection to survive , think its the best one yet. So as I said before...please hurry....

Love this collection! Especially the colors!

This is my favorite line yet!

Awesome projects! So need this line!

I love the birdhouses, the colors are so exquisite. The card was just beautiful.

Oh the colours are just stunning, I could just make a layout with the paper, no photo neccessary!

Can't wait until this enters the stores in the UK, I will be buying it all!!! Maybe even 2 of each :-) don't ever want to run out............

Complicated, but cool projects. Good job.

Fabulous projects made from a fantastic collection!

Even if I haven't won any of the Sneak Peak drawings yet, I have been so inspired by this paper and the amazing crafters that put their work up for the gallery! Please Crafters-keep submitting your works to G45, you are all so brilliant and amazing and it's a pleasure to see what you all create.

I need, need, need this collection!

Wow-the projects are fabulous, and I'm really starting to think I can't possibly survive without owning this collection!!!

It's like our minds were read !! This is an amazing collection ... the samples are AWESOME and I can't wait to see the entire collection !! What a great prize !!!

Congrats everyone! I love the houses.

Gorgeous projects!

What a gorgeous collection, and the projects are simply fabulous! :)

I want this sooooo bad! I hope I win, I hope I win, I hope I win. But, if not, somebody will be very lucky. Thanks for the chance.

Gosh the new projects just keep coming..but with such a wonderful product as Graphic 45 to use one can understand why!

Love these projects. The little house is so cool and the card is spectacular! Love it.

This collection is just marvellous, thanks so much for all the inspiration !

My two favorite things! Steampunk and Halloween! Awesome

Wonderful projects. Beautiful collection.

I'm looking forward to seeing even more great projects from all the talented G45 designers using this great collection.

Steampunk Spells is a great new design pack. The colors are great and I love le Chat!

Fabulous projects and such inspiration.

love those birdhouses. can't wait to play with this paper collection. thanks as always for sharing.

fabulous birdhouse projects, love this new collection, would love to win this one!!!!

AWESOME!! CONGRATS to the last of the winners this week!! I LOVED all of the FUN Inspirations shared and the New Collection!! THANKS for the chances to win and have a Fabulous Mother's Day Weekend!! =)

So loving the Steampunk Spells collection!! Cannot wait to get my hands on it and play! So much amazing inspiration this week!!

These projects are absolutely gorgeous, and so colorful!!

How in the world do you keep coming up with these great paper and craft ideas?!?!?!

Love this collection so much, will definitely will watching for this to hit the stores and online. Guess I'll just have to buy it for myself. LOL

great papers! thanks for sharing these beautiful projects!

So exciting to see Steampunk Spells in action!!!

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