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September 12, 2013

Cards, Gifts & More With Bohemian Bazaar


Hello G45ers,

It's time to bring some bright color and cheer to your day with our fabulous collection Bohemian Bazaar! Today we're going to share three fantastic ideas for crafting with this splendid collection. All of today's crafts make amazing gift ideas! You'll see a stunning birthday card by Arlene Cuevas. Then Karen Shady will show a whimsical upside-down tag. Then Rhea Freitag will share a gorgeous tutorial for creating a dazzling upcycled keepsake box! With so many great ideas, you're sure to find the perfect craft to inspire you!

Just a quick reminder about this week's blog contest! We're giving away this gorgeous Place in Time prize pack to one lucky winner! Just leave us a blog or Facebook comment this week for your chance to win a Place in Time 8x8 paper pad, Stickers, Alphabet Stickers, Chipboard Die-Cuts and Ornate Metal Key Holes. That's a $35 value! We will choose one random winner and announce them on tomorrow's blog. Leave us a blog or Facebook comment for your chance to win!

Graphic 45 Place in Time prize contest

Bohemian Bazaar offers a marvelous variety of designs and bright colors that are just perfect for any craft creation. Here we have a fantastic birthday card that Arlene created! A handmade card is the perfect way to show that you care. You can have so much fun layering the cheerful papers of Bohemian Bazaar and adding pretty Graphic 45 Staples for even more vintage-inspired beauty! Here is what Arlene had to say about this joyful creation! 

"This 5 ½ x 5 ½ card was created using Graphic 45’s new Bohemian Bazaar paper collection. I love the vibrant colors of this collection. On this card, I highlight the yellows and oranges. Did you know Graphic 45 has coordinating cardstock that compliments their paper collections perfectly?! Be sure to check your local craft store for the Signature Series cardstock by Coordinations." -Arlene







Bohemian Bazaar paper collection

Bohemian Bazaar stickers

Coordinations Signature Series cardstock

Staples: Metal Tag, Ornate Metal Key

Petaloo flowers

white doilies

“Happy Birthday” - Place in Time stickers

Paper Tray Ink white cardstock

Glossy Accents

3M ATG Adhesive

Hot glue


Next we have this beautiful upside-down tag that Karen created with Bohemian Bazaar and Graphic 45 Regular Tag Album Staples. This fabulous tag would look great as colorful home decor or as a thoughtful gift! We also love Karen's use of lots of different Graphic 45 Metal Staples! Here she gives some tips on how she created this fun and fabulous tag! 

"I adore the gorgeous bright bold colours of the Bohemian Bizarre collection. It makes me think of parties, and hot long summer nights. TIP: Metal chain purchased from a craft supplier can be quite expensive. I purchased a big bad of old broken jewellery from a second hand store, and have used some of it here to dangle my embellishments from." -Karen

G45-CHA-2013-karen-shady-tag, upside down, Graphic 45




Bohemian Bizarre 8 x 8 Paper Pad

Bohemian Bizarre 12 x 12 paper collection ( Jasmine nights, Mystical masterpiece, Vivid splendour,

Bohemian Bizarre Chipboard 1

Regular tag album

Antique metal door pull

Ornate metal keys

Stamped metal brads

Here we have a gorgeous gift idea and a fun example of upcycling! Behold this darling altered keepsake box by Rhea! This is such a creative way to turn an old box into a timeless treasure! The joyful colors and designs of Bohemian Bazaar are so inspiring! Want to know how this sweet creation was made? Rhea has included a fun tutorial so you can create one of your very own! Get ready for fun, G45ers! Take it away, Rhea!

I was inspired to make this quick and easy box after indulging in a guilty pleasure, a fancy make-up set.  The colors on the box reminded me of Bohemian Bazaar and I decided I could work with the palate.  With school right around the corner, this would make a perfect pencil box at the desk of any teen.





Bohemian Bazaar 12x12 paper

Scor Tape

Recycled Box


To start off, I picked out my papers and took some measurements.  Nothing had to be perfect, since I decided to embrace the colors present in the box and let the edges show. 


To create interest on the top, I matted the title page of the paper with a contrasting paper that had a small print.


I used scor tape throughout this project.  I love that it is ready for you when you want, and there is zero dry time!


Next, I started to play with the layout of my embellishments.  I always try to plan things out so that I have balance with color, as well as content.


In order to give my resin pieces a little more interest, I used Vintaj Patina.  I simply added it in a few spots and then wiped it off, letting a bit of the color stay in the crevices.


A heavy craft glue was used to adhere my flowers and corners.


And here is the finished box.  I left the inside unaltered, as I intended this to be a school/pencil box.  The sturdy plastic coated paper will take the wear and tear of lose markers, uncapped pens and pencil shavings come September.


We hope you all had a lot of fun exploring today's Bohemian Bazaar crafts. You can make so many happy crafts with this bright and beautiful collection! We hope today's post inspired you to get creative with Bohemian Bazaar. Big thanks to Arlene, Karen and Rhea for their amazing work today. We had a great time sharing these fun crafts with all of you. There's more inspiration in store for you on tomorrow's blog. We hope you'll stop by and see us. Have a delightful day, G45ers!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45






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LOVE these beautiful creations and the upside down tag is a marvelous idea!! Thanks as always for the great inspiration!!

I love that upside down tag!!!

I love the way the tag was turned and used! I will be doing this in my new project some where. Thank you for sharing with all of us.

Today's projects are perfect examples of the beautiful results you can achieve by layering. I'm so inspired!

WOW that box is awesome as are the other creations!

Clever trinket box, very colorful

There are so many inspiring creations on this weeks blog! I really love the upcycled box and how the pinks really makes the Bohemian Baazar paper "pop"! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win more of your fabulous papers!
Kind Regards,

is an amazing box and beautiful cards

I love the bold colors of this collection. Great ideas from all of you.

Beautiful projects. Love the box!

What more can I say other then "amazing" x

i have a box like that, thanks for the beautiful creative design and the step out deets on how to get the look, appreciated

Beautiful projects :) This collection was not something I took to right away .. but the more I this of this collection I know I have to get it!

These projects really show the versatility of the beautiful Bohemian Bazaar papers! Thank you G45 and your DT!

love all these projects!!! so colorful!

Great projects today! I'm loving this collection more and more each time I see such amazing projects. TFS!

Another bright day here! Love the tag & all that embellishes it! :))

Pretty projects today. Thanks for the chance to win some Place in Time product with you today!

Surprising to me how you can change the look/feel of the project by simply changing the embellishments. There is a warmer, fall look on the card and a bright eclectic look on the tag and pencil box. Beautiful projects.

Wowzers!!! Bohemian is just off the chain! It makes everything pop :)

Wow, what wonderful ideas today! I'm always surprised at what beautiful designs your design team comes up with. They are truly gorgeous! Thank you, G45, for the chance to win this great prize package!

Wonderful projects! Bohemian Bazaar is perfect!

Great projects today, I love the Bohemian Bazaar paper but I can't seem to win any of it. Guess I'll have to make a purchase. :)

such beautiful work keep up all the good work everyone. always a pleasure to look at all of them. thanks for allowing me a chance to win this package.

Love the colors of the Bohemian Bazaar papers. This line is just a little bit different from the otherGraphic45 papers, but I sure do love it. Love the projects today. Thank you!

amazing Bohemian Bazaar projects! i love those corners!

Such beautiful pieces of artwork. Now this is a line that I must have! Love Graphic 45!

Such creativity! I love the Place in Time collection and thank you for the chance to win it!

Anything made with Bohemian Bazaar is awesome! These projects today are especially so. Gorgeous!

All 3 of today's projects are so interesting! I love that tag! I really like the idea of dangles off the tag...clever idea. Thanks for this opportunity to win my favorite paper collection...Place In Time.

These Bohemian Bazaar projects are just so lovely - always makes me feel happy when I see bright and vibrant colours. Would love to win the Place in Time collection - I haven't been able to find it in any of my local stores.

wonderful projects that show off the great collection

I love the mix of all these bright colors!

Awesome inspiration, Bohemian Bazaar is very festive! I love the use of the mini dollies such a dainty touch!

Love that Place In Time Collection, I could use some more ... they make such neat projects and Great cards!!

Awesome projects, love all the bold colors of Bohemian Bazaar. Thank you for the chance to win :)



Again, some lovely projects. I'm always delighted to see your blog, so many talented people.

Love the Bohemian Bazaar projects, especially the little dangly bits on the tag. You never know where the next idea comes from. I think the prize this week would be great.

Great projects. Thanks so much for the tutorial.

Pretty, pretty, pretty creations. The bow on the upside down tag caught my eye and just made the final project look so soft and pretty. Thanks.

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