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September 20, 2013

Bright Ideas For Bohemian Bazaar Gifts


Hello G45ers,

It's Friday and we're feeling fabulous! The first day of Fall is on Sunday and we can already smell the beautiful, crisp autumn air. But before the temperatures start to drop even more, we thought we'd have one last summertime hurrah! Today we're celebrating the bright and vivid colors of our Bohemian Bazaar collection. It is just perfect for summer layouts, minis, altered art and more! We thought it would be fun to share some sweet ideas for Bohemian Bazaar gifts today! You'll see a gorgeous tag by Nichola Battilana. Then Denise Johnson will share her stunning Bohemian Bazaar altered 12x12 Matchbook Box and tutorial. Get ready to celebrate the final days of summer with today's super fun Graphic 45 blog!

We also have a winner to announce for this week's blog contest! We chose today's winner from this week's blog comments. And the winner is...

-Marilaine Fontenot: "Christmas is comin', the goose is getting fat and I just want to win this fabulous prize!

Congratulations, Marilaine! Please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize. This is the beautiful 12 Days of Christmas prize that Marilaine won today. We have a new contest every week right here on the Graphic 45 blog so there's always a chance to win something wonderful. Stay tuned for your next chance to win.

12 Days of Christmas prize, Graphic 45

And now it's time for some sunshine and fun with Bohemian Bazaar. Tags make wonderful gifts. You can give them in place of cards or even use them as beautiful gift toppers! This bright and cheerful collection is sure to bring joy to a friend or family member! We love how Nichola used the Graphic 45 Regular Tag Album Staples with stunning Bohemian Bazaar Tags & Pockets and Chipboard Die-Cuts to create this lavishly layered work of art. Pretty silk ribbon and floral embellishments only add to the charm of this gorgeous tag. It's just breathtaking and definitely fun to create! 




Bohemian Bazaar - Bohemian Bazaar

Bohemian Bazaar - Vivid Splendor

Bohemian Bazaar Tags & Pockets

Bohemian Bazaar Chipboard 1

Regular Tag Album

May Arts Ribbon

Peataloo Flowers


Next we have a fantastic project for your summer photos. Here is a wonderful altered 12x12 Matchbook Box by Denise Johnson. This is such a splendid idea for a personalized gift! It's also the perfect way to let your memories shine with happiness and brilliant color! Get inspired to create your own fun summertime altered box with Bohemian Bazaar! Want to create this dazzling craft for yourself or someone you love? Follow along with Denise's fun and easy tutorial and let your imagination take flight! Take it away, Denise!


"After collecting small lidded boxes for quite sometime I finally figured out what I had been saving them for...this super fun, jam packed vacation keepsake piece! I always gather and save trinkets and memorabilia everywhere I go. I love being able to display these collections along with the photos from the journey. This piece allows for all kinds of customizable cubbies for each and every little treasure!

There’s a framed compartment for a nice sized scrapbook for all my photos and paper keepsakes too.

This piece can be open and set out for displaying and folds up nicely for storage" -Denise


























Graphic 45- Bohemian Bazaar 12 x 12 Papercrafting Paper Pad

Graphic 45- Bohemian Bazaar 8 x 8 Papercrafting Paper Pad

Graphic 45- Bohemian Bazaar Chipboard

Graphic 45- Bohemian Bazaar Pockets and Tags

Graphic 45- Bohemian Bazaar Cardstock Stickers

Graphic 45- Bohemian Bazaar Cardstock Alphabet Stickers

Graphic 45- Staples- 12 x 12 Altered Art Matchbook Box

Graphic 45- Staples- Ornate Metal Label Holder

Graphic 45- Staples- Keys

Petaloo Flowers

May Arts Ribbon Scraps

Metal Beach Sign (Karen Foster Designs)

“Beach” Rhinestone Word (Kaiser Kraft)

Vacation Themed Bottle Caps (Lil Davis Designs)

Distress Ink and Distressing Tool (Ranger)

Recycled/Repurposed small boxes and lids

Dymo Labeler

Metal Hinges & Brads

Mini Corked Glass Vial

                                                                Misc.keepsakes and memorabilia


Gather up your small chipboard jewelry or gift boxes, Graphic 45 12x12 Matchbook Box and your Bohemian Bazaar papers.


A 12x12 sheet of Kaleidoscope fits perfectly as the background for your altered box.


Cut Bohemian Bazaar into four equal parts to create the interior and exterieor sides for your box.


Fold them in half.


Adhere them to the sides of your box like so!


Now you've got the perfect base for your altered box! Now lets work on the mini boxes!


Here are the little boxes before they get altered in beautiful Bohemian Bazaar papers!


Here they are after they're all decked out in Bohemian Bazaar papers! You can mix and match the different papers to create a rainbow of color and pretty designs! Arrange them in any way that looks fun and functional. Now you're ready to adhere them to your 12x12 Matchbook Box and fill them with treasures, photos and other fun keepsakes!


We hope you all had a lot of fun today! Enjoy these last few days of summer by getting creative with your favorite Graphic 45 collection. Bohemian Bazaar is definitely the perfect collection for savoring the color and splendor of summer! We want to thank Nichola and Denise for their amazing work today. There is more inspiration and great ideas in store for you on our blog. We hope you'll stop by and see us again! Thank you all so much for joining us today. We had so much fun getting to share today's crafts with all of you. Have a fabulous day and a fantastic weekend.

With Love and Pretty Paper,

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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Cute, cute box! and instructions too.

Absolutely GORGEOUS today!! I love this collection ... so bright and beautiful!!

THIS IS STUNNING !!!! I have a couple of these 12x12 boxes and was wondering what to do with them. Thanks for the inspiration !!!!

What a great memory box!!!

Denise's box is so amazing. I adore all the little details :)

Congrats Marilaine! Use the papers well. The box project is wonderful. That would work great for our Jamaican trip.

What a fun fun day!! Love love the altered box. So darn creative to add boxes inside and create this amazing piece!! Gorgeous!!

What a wonderful way to send out the summer. So happy and bright. Congrats Marilaine.

Beautiful! I can't get enough of Bohemian Bazaar. Congrats to Marilaine!

absolutely love the altered matchbook box! what a clever way to display your memories and the vibrant bohemian papers!

This is fantastic! Always save those little boxes because they look great covered with the beautiful Graphic 45 paper! Love Graphic 45!

Fab projects! I have just ordered this collection so I'm now well and truely inspired!

Fabulous projects. I'm going to start gathering boxes.

Beautiful projects today!! I love the memory box! What a fantastic idea with all of the recycled jewelry boxes!! Thanks for the fab tutorial!!

Love these projects .. the memory box is AMAZING .. I will be making some of these .. I am also a hoarder of boxes lol .. thank you so much for some fabulous inspiration!!

This tag is very nice...good use of this bright collection. Love the photo and little things display! Very clever! I especially enjoyed the knotted ribbons next to the large photo. Cute! Goes along with all the fun and excitement of this paper collection.

So AWESOME love all the little details in the little boxes... so beautifully done! Such a special keepsake !!

Congrats to this week's winner & I love all the little altered boxes within a box! :)

Im saving lil boxes. LOL Cmas is around the corner & maybe I can buy some. Also- I have to ask- what do you do with a beautiful tag like that? Hang it up? I'm curious.

Oh I love the beach matchbook project! What a great idea. Can't wait to give it a try.

Congratulations to this week's prize. Love the clever use of the little boxes. Hmm, I have a lot of those around. Great ideas.

I love the shadow box, is fantastic!!!

I am going to have to get some matchboxes!

I love the they way you did the boxes. I;m definatley going to be trying this.

Congrats Marilaine

Fabulous papers! Love the cheery look of them. Great projects!

Congratulations to Margelaine. Gorgeous, gorgeous projects, the inspiration is amazing x

I knew I had been saving boxes for a something.lol..........fabulous project will be making one!


Ooo, what a wonderfull altered box for wonderfull memories. Love. Thanks you for sharing and thank you for tips how to "cloth" boxes.


Another great tag and a fabulous matchbook box project! Absolutely beautiful.

Как все-таки здорово выглядит тэг в "одежде" от Graphic 45!

J'adore la collection Bohemian Bazaar.
Bravo! Très belles créations
Félicitations à la gagnante!

Wow, wow and wow thats all i can say, beautifull!!
I have a lot of ideas for it.
Kindley regards, ans ham
The Netherlands

These ideas were awsome!!! Here is another link to find some more ideas about handmade gifts
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