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September 23, 2013

Graphic 45, Petaloo & Xyron Blog Hop: Day 1

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Hello G45ers,

Get ready for joy, inspiration, prizes and lots of fun! It's time for the Graphic 45, Petaloo and Xyron blog hop! Hooray! We are teaming up with our friends at Petaloo and Xyron to bring you a week-long blog hop event filled with so many incredible ideas! Our Design Team has been working hard to create the most gorgeous projects just for this week's blog hop! We're combining all the beautiful products of Graphic 45 with fabulous Petaloo embellishments and Xyron adhesive tools! The results are pure magic! Today you'll see stunning fall and Halloween-inspired projects by Susan Lui, Alberto Juarez and Denise Hahn. There's even a fabulous tutorial that you're sure to love! Get ready to beat the Monday blues with Graphic 45, Petaloo and Xyron inspiration!

To help celebrate this week's blog hop we're giving away this amazing prize pack! It contains everything you need for fall and Halloween crafting! You could win a Steampunk Spells 12x12 paper pad, cardstock Banners, Flowers, Tags & Pockets, Chipboard Die-Cuts, Stickers, Happy Haunting 8x8 paper pad, Ornate Metal Key Holes, a beautiful array of Petaloo flowers and embellishments, and fabulous Xyron adhesive tools! This prize pack is out of this world! Just leave us a blog comment this week for your chance to win! We're also offering prizes on the Graphic 45 Facebook page this week! We will announce this week's winner on Monday, September 30th.


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Petaloo and Xyron are also offering wonderful inspiration and prize giveaways on their blogs this week! Be sure to hop on over to their blogs for fabulous ideas and fun. Be sure to leave them a blog comment while you're there for your chance to win their incredible prizes!

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Petaloo Blog:

http://petaloo.typepad.com/

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Xyron Blog:

http://aintshecrafty.blogspot.com/

We've got some gorgeous ideas for fall and Halloween home decor today. All of these projects combine beautiful Graphic 45, Petaloo and Xyron products. You can see how perfectly they all blend together to create a perfect work of art. Here is Susan's fabulous Typography altered mini mailbox. All the saturated colors of fall come to life in this delightful creation. We also love how Susan added lots of pretty Graphic 45 Metal Staples and Petaloo flowers to add brilliant depth and texture to this festive piece. Here is what she had to say about it.

"I altered this mini mailbox with the lovely new Graphic 45 Typography papers, along with some Graphic 45 Staples, lovely Petaloo flowers in complementary colours and intricate Gina Designs Chipboard. I love that the Typography collection has plenty of my favorite images to fussy cut - typewriters, inks, pen nibs, ink wells… the list is endless. And as I was designing, I discovered that the image ‘LETTER’ fits perfectly inside a Staples Ornate Metal Label Holder. How perfect for my mailbox." -Susan

 

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Supplies:

Graphic 45 8x8 Steampunk Spells Paper Pad

Graphic 45 8x8 Easel Album

Steampunk Spells Stickers, Letters and Chipboard 1 and 2

Graphic 45 Metal Staples Door Knob

Petaloo Fancy Trims Paprika and Teal

Petaloo flowers:

Darjeeling Mini Daisies Black & Grey, Paprika and Teal

Darjeeling Petites Black and Cream

Darjeeling Dahlias Black & Grey and Teal

Wild Blossoms Paprika

Hydrangeas Black and Cream

Petaloo Color Me Crazy Chipboard:

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Xyron:

Creatopia/Creative Station

Mega Runner

High Tack Tape- Double sided

Clearsnap Pigment Ink Wicked Black

Clearsnap Embossing Powder Dazzling Copper

Prima Finnabar Vintage Trinkets

Gina Designs Chipboard:

Steampunk Doily Black

Steampunk Shape Set

Stickers- Pink Paislee Hocus Pocus Glitter Elements

 

Next we have this lovely altered box by Alberto featuring our Place in Time and French Country collections. Xyron adhesives made this box fun and easy to make, while Petaloo flowers add even more festive color. This would make a wonderful gift or classic piece of home decor. You can have so much fun getting creative with Graphic 45, Petaloo and Xyron this season!

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Supplies:

Place in time 8” pad

French country 8” pad

Coredination texture paper dark collection

Antique metal door pull

Ornate metal key holder

Metal flower

Stamped metal brad

May Art ribbon

Petaloo Flower

Here is another super fun project for fall and Halloween. This is Denise's bright and beautiful countdown calendar featuring Steampunk Spells. This is such a great way to get creative and have lots of fun this Halloween! Countdown the days until candy time with this fabulous calendar that's loaded with lots of pretty Petaloo flowers and Xyron adhesives. Crafting is a breeze when you're working with such amazing products! Create one for yourself or someone you love with Denise's fun tutorial! Take it away, Denise!

"As a kid I used to countdown the days until I got to trick-or-treat! Dreaming of all that candy was worth dressing up for (which I hated to do). I decided to create my own little calendar using Steampunk Spells 8x8 Pad and a Graphic 45 Easel Album to help me countdown the week. Each day just flip one more page until you end up on October 31st!  I embellished using tons of Petaloo flowers, they go amazing with Graphic 45. I also created a little step out on how to prep the album for decorating and even included the countdown number poem for you to print off" -Denise

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Supplies:

Graphic 45 8x8 Steampunk Spells Paper Pad

Graphic 45 8x8 Easel Album

Steampunk Spells Stickers, Letters and Chipboard 1 and 2

Graphic 45 Metal Staples Door Knob

Petaloo Fancy Trims Paprika and Teal

Petaloo flowers:

Darjeeling Mini Daisies Black & Grey, Paprika and Teal

Darjeeling Petites Black and Cream

Darjeeling Dahlias Black & Grey and Teal

Wild Blossoms Paprika

Hydrangeas Black and Cream

Petaloo Color Me Crazy Chipboard:

Gates

Gears

Xyron:

Creatopia/Creative Station

Mega Runner

High Tack Tape- Double sided

Clearsnap Pigment Ink Wicked Black

Clearsnap Embossing Powder Dazzling Copper

Prima Finnabar Vintage Trinkets

Gina Designs Chipboard:

Steampunk Doily Black

Steampunk Shape Set

                                                Stickers- Pink Paislee Hocus Pocus Glitter Elements

Tutorial:

1- Start by marking 3 inches down from the base of the binding holes-then mark a line

 

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2- Continue down marking each page of your Easel Album at one half inch increments (3.5, 4, 4.5 …)

 

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3- Cut each page and save the trimmings

 

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4- Your Easel Album should look like this

 

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5-Now choose your own Steampunk Spells pages from an 8x8 Pad- reserving the Steampunk Spells page (shown) for the last page of the countdown. Cut each page at the same increments as the base pages (3, 3.5, 4…)

 

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6- Attach to each base page using Xyron Creative Station or Mega Runner-you want solid adhesive here as the project stands up

 

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7- If you want to conserve paper- you can double up with scraps

 

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8- Attach final page to back of Easel Album- note you will have to trim ⅛ of an inch or so off the top to make sure binding holes show through

 

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9- I then attached my Petaloo Fancy Trims with Xyron High Tack Double Sided Tape to create my base pages, and now friends it’s up to you to decorate each page!

 

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10- I included a downloadable jpeg for you to print out my Countdown Numbers

 

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11- After I was done, I realized my Album was a little heavy-so I took some of my scrap that I cut off earlier and made an easel support. I also took another piece covered and cut it to 3x8

 

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12- I attached the 3x8 covered piece (show here from the bottom) and attached it to right at the base fold of the easel using white glue-so I could be closed up after the holiday.

 

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We hope you all had a lot of fun on today's blog hop with Graphic 45, Petaloo and Xyron! Be sure to leave us a blog comment today for your chance to win that amazing prize pack! Hop on over to the Petaloo and Xyron blogs to see their gorgeous creations too! Leave them blog comments while you're there for a chance to win more amazing prizes! There's more fun and inspiration in store on tomorrow's blog as we continue this week-long blog hop event! We hope you'll stop by and see us. Big thanks to Susan, Alberto and Denise for their great work today. Thanks to all you G45ers for stopping by! Have a super day!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45

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These projects are amazing! I am particularly in love with the mailbox! I have a little mail box and some secret garden I have been saving. Looks like a fun project for tomorrow! Thanks for the inspiration!

G45's creativity has no bounds. What great out of this world projects today. Adore that wonderful countdown calendar and the mail box is perfect. Great work. This is going to be such a fun week. Thanks for all the great inspiration.

When I need a little inspiration I always find it here.

Cool and useful.... must make one of each too

Oh my goodness you have given so much inspiration here, thank you so much for everyone who works so hard on our behalf. If only I could win this sensational prize I would be so very happy, I would spend a lot of time just looking at it *smile*

My goodness, that count down can be used for Christmas as well. Appears to be a challenge for me, but I am going to do one for the Holidays. Thank you

You know, I couldn't pick a favorite project if I tried. They're all absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

Love, love that little mailbox. I will have to see about making one of those, sooo cute! Great blog and great prize package. You can always find so much inspiration here on the G45 blog, love it! Thank you G45!!!

oh.my.gawsh!!!!! Talk about amazing creations!!!!

Love the mailbox !! You all are so talented !! My goodness, I just love this blog ! TFS and a chance to win .

Love, love, love the mailbox. Such incredible inspiration.

Fab projects! I would love to win some G45 goodies. But if not, having the tutorial download is great. Thanks, Jess

OH my ! These are awesome! I want to make them all! Thanks SO much for the step by step, I am going to have to get some G45 for sure! Too fun!
Loving that mailbox, that's on my to do list as well! Wow my head is spinning with ideas! Thanks to G45, Petaloo, and Syron for this bloghop and a chance to win that awesome prize! I need it!

I am always so inspired by the designers and appreciate the tutotials. Thank you all so very much.

WOW! J'Adore votre blog et tous les tutoriels. Bravo pour les superbes projets.

Amazing creations! I can't wait to sit at my computer in the early morning hours, sip my coffee and browse the latest creations from your design team. Thanks for sharing :)

I like it!!!!!! Thanks!!!!! It´s lovely!!!! Congratulation for the proyect!!!

Awesome prize!

Love the countdown calendar! Very pretty projects!

Simply stunning. Thank you all for sharing your beautiful talent

FABULOUS, Fall fun!

What great projects and a great prize! I would love to win anything from G45! Throw in Petaloo and Xyron and I may just swoon!

This is such a great idea.
I love it. Such great colours as well.

Amazing job they've done creating! The mailbox is SO cute, and the calendar is simply amazing (and wonderfully clever too!). hugs, Kimberly

Xyron + Petaloo = Graphic 45 creations

I really love your great projects and tutorials. Thanks for a chance to win your great prize!

Everything is " Bewitching" I am amazed at such craftiness!! Beautiful projects by everyone!! The tutorials are great! Thank You for the chance to win this awesome collection!!!

What an amazing array of ideas for my most favorite season!! They are just beautiful. I'm going to start with the paper pumpkins and see where I can go from there. Just a fabulous week of posts....

I really love all the projects listed above. What a great inspiration. Thank you.

SO INSPIRING!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE these products and this blog!!

THANKS!!!!

Wonderful projects! Thanks for sharing!

FABULOUS!!! Each and every project is amazing. Love all the new g45 paper lines. Can't decide which I love the most.

Lovely projects!

love the accordian table scape. so much interest and texture!

These projects are all awesome! So many great ideas and lots of inspiration! Love the tutorial for the mirror image technique and can't wait to try it! TFS!

Thank you so much for the tutorials..out of this world!

I love, love, love LOOOOOOVE that mailbox!!!!!

thanks for creating so many beautiful designs so we can play!!! I love everything about G45

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