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June 07, 2013

Great Gift Ideas & Altered Art By Denise Hahn

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Hello G45ers,

Hooray for Friday! Are you ready for some amazing ideas to inspire your weekend?! We've got lots of gorgeous crafts that are sure to get you in the papercrafting spirit! We are continuing our 2013 Design Team introductions today! We will be sharing three stunning crafts by Denise Hahn! We are welcoming Denise back for her second year on the Graphic 45 design team! She has created some gorgeous altered art and gift ideas that you're sure to love! Plus it's Friday which means that we have a new winner to announce for this week's blog contest! This is going to be such a fun day! Lets begin with our winner for this week's blog contest! Chosen at random from this week's blog comments, the winner is...

-Patti Zawadski: "OMG, Awesome projects. My mind just spins when I look at all your great projects everyday. I love them."

Congratulations, Patti! Please email us at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize! This is the amazing Place in Time prize that Patti won this week! We have a wonderful new blog contest every week here on the Graphic 45 blog! So stay tuned for more chances to win fabulous Graphic 45 goodies!

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We couldn't be happier to welcome back Denise Hahn to the Graphic 45 Design Team! She has such a glamorous, retro style and a sweet sense of humor in all of her crafts. She also has a fantastic grasp of using color and playful embellishments to add a unique charm to every project. She has an incredible craft blog called In My Blue Room that is a constant source of fun and inspiration. She offers an endless supply of gorgeous ideas, fun tutorials and joyful sentiments. It is this great combination of qualities that make Denise such a fabulous member of the Graphic 45. We love her work and we think you will too! Say hello to the splendidly talented Denise Hahn!


About Denise:

My name is Denise Hahn and I am a mixed media artist and crafter from Long Beach California. I have always loved creating and I get my creativity from my Mom and Grandmother. They always had elaborately decorated packages under the Christmas tree along with handmade decorations. They also sewed amazing Halloween costumes for us. I was always in awe of what they could create and soon started joining them. But somehow I lost sight of creating and for many years let it slip away. Then I was introduced to scrapbooking from a friend and I have never looked back. I consider myself a crafter of all trades; I do paper crafting, mixed media, altered art, and jewelry. But I am always looking to learn new things. I design for Graphic 45, Xyron and Clearsnap. My work has been featured in Jewelry Affaire, Somerset publications, and Romantic Homes. I live in Long Beach, Ca with my husband and our two lovable pit bulls Juno and Pipi. When I am not crafting I Play roller derby for the Orange County Roller Girls (my Derby name is Crafty of course!), and skiing in Colorado.


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Here is a superb example of Denise's boundless imagination. This is a French Country altered mailbox that she created! This is such a fun idea and it would make a wonderful gift or piece of home decor! The French Country papers look so pretty with coordinating Chipboard Die-Cut Tags! Denise definitely knows how to create a whimsical work of art that is both fun and functional!

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                                                         Graphic 45 French Country 12x12 papers
Graphic 45 French Country Chipboard Tags
Graphic 45 Metal Staples Large Brad
Xyron Mega Tape Runner
Xyron 5 inch Creative Station
Vintage lace
Trim May Arts
Paper Mache Mailbox- Hobby Lobby

Here we have one of Denise's famous handmade crowns! Her elegant and fun-loving style springs to life with this beautiful Place in Time birthday crown. She combined lavish paper layers with bountiful embellishments to give this crown gorgeous dimension. The bright colors and vivid patterns from Place in Time papers add the perfect vintage charm to this birthday gift. This fabulous birthday crown is definitely reason for celebration!

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Graphic 45 Place In Time June 8x8
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Graphic 45 Metal Staples Brads
 Graphic 45 Place in Time Stickers
Flowers: Petaloo
Bling: Want2Scrap
Inks and Glitter Clearsnap
Ribbon: Michael's
Xyron Mega Tape Runner
Fiskars Punch

Last but not least is this elegant dress form that Denise made as a gift for her mom. It was created using Place in Time papers, paper mache form and a thrift store candlestick. The body is fully decoupaged with the reverse side of Place in Time May Cut Aparts. Denise made the little sash from Place in Time paper and accented it with Chipboard Die-Cuts. This is such an exquisite work of art that warms the heart. It's the perfect gift for a very special mom! 

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Graphic 45 Place in Time May Cut Aparts (two sheets one for decoupage and one for embellishments)
Graphic 45 Ladies Diary Chipboard tag
Graphic 45 Place in Time Stickers
Petaloo Darjeeleing Teastained Flowers
Martha Stewart Arcylic Paint Summer linen
Seam Binding trim
Modge Podge Matte
Hot Glue
Paper Mache dress form-Michales
Candlestick-thrift store
Pearl Necklace- thrift store

We hope you all had a lot of fun on today's Graphic 45 blog. Huge thanks to Denise for her gorgeous work! We are so happy to have her on our Design Team again and we know this is going to be a fantastic year of inspiration! We also want to thank all of you G45ers for joining us today! We have more amazing crafts in store for you so definitely come back and see us. We wish you all a fabulous Friday and a terrific weekend!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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Wowwwwwwwww! These are all gorgeous!!


Everything is sooo beautiful!

Fabulous creations!

Whaoooo...so must in love

love it all so much1

What an inspiration! Thanks!

Beautiful! I love seeing these amazing works of art! Inspiring!

Oh wow that body form is exquisite!!! The letter box is just downright Cool!! Love love. Congrats to winner!! :))

Beautiful projects. I especially love the dress form. Her mother must be so proud of her daughter's talent.

Always so beautiful!

Awesome projects. Always at G45 blog. Woo Hoo. Happy Friday all.

Lovely projects, beautiful papers!

I cannot begin to tell you how much I love Denise's work. It is so elegant and classy...and then she throws in just the right amount of "funk." She liberates me to celebrate the art of paper crafting!

Ok....could you just be my friend and make me a surprise!?!?!? Who wouldn't love one of these gems!!!! Absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing!!!

Denise - you ROCK!! Awesome creations - love the dress form. Thanks for the inspiration!

love the french country...and the maibox is so clever and the ladies diary is so femme..great projects

Each project wowed me! Each one is so fun and I love the little details!

Absolutely gorgeous projects, the mail box is genius!! That dress form and crown just beautiful... may have to scraplift that idea for the "Queendom" !!

Love the mailbox!

I could not pick a favourite from these projects, they are all fabulously exquisite, love them!

Very wonderful!

The mailbox is such a great idea. I'm going to have to make one of these. Love the French Country line and it's perfect for this mini mailbox!

Wow! Yet more amazing projects!!!

The dress form is just elegant, and I would love to be her mother!!!!! Wonderful things!

That mailbox is so innovative! What a neat idea! I think I need one for my kitchen?

Gosh, so so gorgeous! I especially adore that dressform. Such a fab idea!

Welcome back for a second year! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with this year.............

I can tell Denise is going to be a big favorite of mine!

Denise love your style!! Wonderful projects!!

Love it, Love it, Love it all. WOW

Lovely projects, Denise is very talented and has an original eye for creating. Congratulations to Patti, the blog winner this week.

wow, more gorgeous art for us to look at and drool over!! Love the old fashioned post box!! everything just so pretty!

Such beautiful amazing artwork. Denise is well deserving of serving a second term as Design Team member!

Gorgeous projects! My favorite is that fantastic mailbox.

Love the altered mailbox! Those papers she used are just awesome.

Congratulations to Patti, you lucky lady. Denise's projects are stunning, I love them all.

Beautiful projects by Denise! Love her mailbox and dress form. Gorgeous! And congratulations to Patti for winning some awesome goodies!


Love the mailbox!!! I don't think there is anything that can't be altered with Graphic 45! It's all just too gorgeous!

I will have to do my own version of each of these... I love them!! Thanks, Denise.

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