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September 02, 2013

Fashionable Fall Decor & More


Hello G45ers,

Can you believe that summer is almost over? Here in Portland, Oregon where the Graphic 45 office is located, we're already starting to see a few falling leaves! Autumn is definitely on its way. We thought it would be fun to give you a preview of some of the wonderful fall-inspired home decor ideas from our design team! Autumn is such an enchanting and inspiring season that offers so many opportunities for great papercrafting! Get ready for a great time, G45ers, because today's blog is going to be amazing. You'll see a gorgeous Steampunk Spells altered frame by Alberto Juarez. Then Olga Struk is going to share her incredible Steampunk Spells lantern and tutorial. There's even a marvelous video for you to enjoy! We're going to have so much fun today.

We are very excited to be teaming up with Paper Haus Magazine today to host this week's blog contest! We are happy to be part of this amazing celebration of the new Fall edition of Paper Haus Magazine as well as their 1 year anniversary! Click below for the magazine link! The Fall Splendor event is filled with inspiration from PaperHaus and Graphic 45, so make sure you click through every blog for inspiration! Also comment on every blog to get a chance to win an amazing daily prize! We hope you enjoy this blog hop. Remember the Fall Splendor Blog Hop runs from September 1st to the 15th so plenty of time to be inspired! Leave your comments on the Paper Haus blog for your chance to win this fabulous 12 Days of Christmas and Mother Goose prize pack. It's a $75 value! A winner will be announced on our blog as well as the Paper Haus blog on September 15th. 



To win this amazing G45 prize, all you need to do is leave a comment on all the blogs that are part of the hop today. So where are we going?
Starting here, you then progress to:
Kasia Krzymińska - www.czekoczyna.blogspot.com
For an extra entry LIKE PaperHaus Magazine on Facebook and LIKE Graphic 45 too!

A winner will be announced on our blog as well as the Paper Haus blog on September 15th.

And now it's time for some glorious home decor ideas for fall! We begin with Alberto's amazing Steampunk Spells altered frames. The bright and vivid colors of autumn offer endless ideas for home decorating. Our new Steampunk Spells collection is perfect for bringing your ideas to life! Alberto took two simple frames and dressed them up in beautiful Steampunk Spells papers and pretty Petaloo flowers. It's such a stunning combination of color and dimension! Add some warmth and wonder to your seasonal home decor with a pretty altered frame! You can find inexpensive frames like these at thrift stores and consignment shops. Then let your imagination run wild with Steampunk Spells! It's so much fun!

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Steampunk Spells 6x6 pattern and solids

Funciful floral

Witching hour

Ornate metal keys

Petaloo Flowers

Next we have another remarkable idea for fall home decor. Here is Olga's amazing Steampunk Spells lantern, created with Graphic 45 Regular Tag Album Staples. This craft would look incredible for Halloween or fall-inspired home decor! We just love the classic look of this lantern. Olga also has some fun ideas for how to work with Graphic 45 Metal Staples. Want to know how this was made? Here's a fun video tour of this whimsical work of art. Then Olga will take you step-by-step through the creative process with a wonderful tutorial. So grab your scissors and papers because we're going on a creative voyage with Olga! 




Graphic 45 Olga Struk Steampunk Spells lantern home decor halloween

Graphic 45 Olga Struk Steampunk Spells lantern home decor halloween

Graphic 45 Olga Struk Steampunk Spells lantern home decor halloween

Graphic 45 Olga Struk Steampunk Spells lantern home decor halloween

Graphic 45 Olga Struk Steampunk Spells lantern home decor halloween









                                                                           Regular Tag Album
                                                                        Steampunk Spells 8x8 Pad

Witching Hour

Pumpkin Power

Frightful Folly

                                                                    Antique Metal Door Pull
                                                                    Ornate Metal Label Holder
                                                                            Ornate Metal Keys

Here is Olga's step-by-step tutorial on how to create this beautiful lantern. Have fun making this enchanting project, G45ers!



The lantern may be hanging or tabletop.

The construction of lantern is double-sided, so it may be used on both sides.

(altered scrapbooking)

I looked at tags from a different side. Or, rather, from both sides.

1. I took 3 tags from the Regular Tag Album.


 2. I took paper from the Steampunk Spells 8x8 Pad and attached it to one side of my tags.


3. I did embossing and applied ink to the other side of the tags.


4. I cut openings for stained-glass windows in the center of each tag.


5. I achieved stained-glass effect by painting alcohol inks on acetate film.


6. I attached windows using glue first, then brads and attached Antique Metal Door Pull.



7. I secured mini door hinges between tags using brads.



8. This is how it looks from the other side. I covered brad legs with decorative caps.



9. The hinges on the outside should remain loose.


10. Door knob

Using wood stick I made a door knob.

I attached a magnet and decorated it.





11. Now using the door know with magnets I can connect the construction at the point where I did not use brads.




12. You can embellish interior and exterior side of lantern as you wish.


13. I recommend using electronic candle.


It is convenient to keep lantern unfolded till the next event.

We hope you all had a lot of fun on today's special Graphic 45 blog! Big thanks Alberto and Olga for their amazing creations today. We hope you got excited for some fun fall decorating with Graphic 45! Come on back and see us tomorrow for more amazing ideas and fun. Thank you all so much for stopping by today. We hope you have a fantastic day!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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The lantern is absolutely AMAZING! WOW!! LOVE the new Steampunk Spells collection!! Great idea!!

Oh holy moly this looks awesome!! I love Olga's masterpiece hugs Amy ;-)

I love this lantern and the frames above ! It is truly amazing all the altered art projects that can be created from paper , chipboard and frames.
These projects are truly inspiring !

Fabulous! That lantern is fabulous!

All of these are so awesome! I need to make those frames!!

That lantern is crazy gorgeous!! Oh to have such talent.

I should just read the blog sitting in the craft store parking lot. I want to add a few things to my stash everytime I visit you!

So wonderful! Thank you!!!

Wowwwwwwwww! These are all gorgeous! LOVING the colors of Fall!!

That lantern is absolutely gorgeous!!! The details are beyond amazing!

wow, this project is fantastic and so beautiful1!!

i love lanterns they are my favorite things to alter, but, wow!! never thought of making them out of tags, great idea, thanks for sharing :)

I love both projects.

Oh my word. They are both AMAZING!

That Lantern is just so AMAZING! I love it!! Thanks fir sharing the "how-to" !

What a cool lantern! I also love the altered frames. What a great gift for someone using their initials!

WOW! Great projects! LOVE that lantern!

Love your lantern Ms Olga .. thank you for sharing your inspiration with us .. the altered frames are so cute Alberto!

Wow absolutely stunning today, great projects.

that is really a cool work of art!

Well, you did it again...you knocked my socks off with these amazing projects. I love the abundance of Alberto's wall hanging...and the innovation of Olga's lantern. Wow!

That lantern is truly amazing! Ingenious idea! Love it!!!

Love fall! Wowie, that lantern is amazing! The attention to detail is what makes it spectacular.

Olga, I just watched your video and I'm blown away! The video is an amazing work of art. Sure to be a Halloween classic! Thanks for sharing that.

Wow-Olga rocked my Monday.This is gorgeous-I have to give this a try.Thank you for such spectacular inspiration.

Wow! The tag art could be made into a card, with the window on the front and the inside showing thru. I am going to try that for a Halloween card. Thanks

WOWonderful!!! Lantern is way cool... absolutely love it!

Wow!Absolutely loving all of these projects!

I'm speechless!!! These are absolutely AMAZING!! WOW!!

Amazing tutorial!!! I love the hanging decor too!

Like both Graphic 45 and Paper Haus Magazine on FB, as well

Amazing projects.

wow-that tag album lantern is absolutely fabulous, and I'm not even a huge Halloween fan! so creative! Thanks for sharing.

Beautiful projects. Thanks for the tutorial.

WOW! That lantern is amazing!!!

Gorgeous projects! Love the lantern!

Thank you for sponsoring PaperHaus Mag. BH!

These projects make me long for Halloween!

Another stunning and unique project from Olga. Thanks so much for sharing with us. And thanks for the chance to win that amazing prize!

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