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September 25, 2013

Graphic 45, Petaloo & Xyron Blog Hop: Day 3


Hello G45ers,

Are you ready for more fun and inspiration for Autumn crafts? It's another exciting day of the Graphic 45, Petaloo and Xyron blog hop! Today we're sharing more incredible ideas for Autumn and Halloween home decor! You're going to love today's marvelous crafts by Romy Veul, Anne Rostad and Maria Cole of our design team! We've even got some wonderful tutorials to share with you. All of today's crafts combine the gorgeous products of Graphic 45, Petaloo and Xyron. As you'll see, it's the perfect combination for creating stunning projects. So lets have some fun!

Just a reminder about this week's amazing blog contest in celebration of the blog hop! 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. Stay tuned to see if you've won!


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!





We begin with this gorgeous altered 8x8 Matchbook Box by Romy Veul. She used our new Typography collection to create this sweetly sentimental shadowbox with pretty Petaloo flowers and Xyron adhesives. A colorful creation like this is also a fantastic idea for a personalized gift! You can have so much fun layering your Typography papers and gorgeous embellishments to create a unique work of art. Here is what Romy had to say about this fabulous piece!

"My dad works really hard all year long. He is at the office 5 days a week, 10 hours a day. So I thought it would be nice to make him something to decorate his office desk. I found a photo of my dad and me, which matched the gorgeous ‘Typography’ collection just perfectly. I decorated the medium sized shadow box with the papers and embellishments from this amazing collection. The lovely flowers are from Petaloo and I used the Xyron Mega Runner and Xyron tacky tape to make sure everything  is stuck down well. The beautiful chipboard gears are from Gina’s Designs." -Romy

Typography Shadowbox, Graphic 45, Petaloo, Xyron, Romy Veul, gift, home decor, fall, autumn

Typography Shadowbox 2

Typography Shadowbox Detail

Typography Shadowbox Detail 3

Typography Shadowbox Detail 4

Typography Shadowbox Detail 2


Typography papers: Typography, Inspire, Journey

Typography 8x8 Paper Pad

Typography Chipboard

8x8 Matchbox

Ornate Metal Keys

Petaloo Flowers

Xyron Mega Runner

Xyron Tacky Tape

May Arts twine

Next we have this fun and fabulous French Country card and decorative scarecrow combo by Anne! These festive creations are just perfect for adding beauty to your seasonal home decor. They would also make amazing gifts! Anne even created a fun tutorial that you can download to create these fabulous crafts for yourself or someone you love. Just click on the link below to download her step-by-step tutorial. Here Anne explains some of the fabulous details in these pretty craft treasures. Take it away, Anne! 

Made this scarecrow and card for Fall home decor Graphic 45 design team project showcasing together with  Petaloo flowers and Xyron adhesive. Used the gorgeous vintage French Country collection. Love this paper line! So fun making this card and scarecrow and making some clothes for him. Used 12 x 12 paper for the shirt and 6 x 6 for the pants. All inked up with vintage photo and black soot distress ink.


Download Anne's Scarecrow & Card Tutorial





The card measure 6 x 4. Layered different papers from the 6 x 6 paper pad and  Core'dinations 12 x 12 paper pad.



Smiling scarecrow man. Had to use some Petaloo flowers on his hat.






You can put something inside the flower pot. I used seeds bags but a tiny circle mini album also would have been fun.





Decorated the flower pot with Petaloo flowers and May Arts jute ribbon. Used Sizzix grass die and Martha Stewart grass punch. The orange paper is from the core`dinations paper pad. On top I used moss, some leafs, Petaloo flowers and fussy cut out roosters. All inked up with vintage photo and black soot Distress ink.






French Country 12x12 paper pad

French Country 6x6 Patterns & Solids paper pad

Core'dinations Signature Series paper pad

French Country Banners

Petaloo Flowers

Xyron Adhesives

Sizzex grass dies

Martha Stewart grass punch

May Arts Ribbon


The new Graphic 45 Typography collection is just perfect for Autumn crafts. Just look at this incredible altered printer's tray that Maria made with Typography! The vivid colors look amazing with cheerful Petaloo flowers and fun embellishments. Xyron adhesive tools make crafting a breeze! Follow along with Maria's fun tutorial to create this breathtaking piece of home decor this season. Printers trays are such a joy to make. With Graphic 45, Petaloo and Xyron you can take your holiday crafting to a whole new level! Take it away. Maria!


Typography is such a versatile line. The colors are rich and beautiful, and work wonderfully for this time of the year. I’ve had this printer’s tray sitting for months in my craft room, waiting for the perfect project! Since black is a great base color for Typography, I knew exactly what to do. This project plays on this new paper line’s fascination with type, so to create my phrase in the printer’s tray, I used multiple “typefaces” from Typography and even a chipboard piece from Gina’s Designs. If you have the same tray, you can create a similar piece! For a finishing touch, I applied gold paint and gold powder everywhere to help evoke memories of those beautiful golden fall sunsets.


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12” x 12” Graphic 45 Typography Typography

12” x 12” Graphic 45 Typography Inspire

12” x 12” Graphic 45 Typography Create

12” x 12” Graphic 45 Typography Inscribe

12” x 12” Graphic 45 Typography Journey

12” x 12” Graphic 45 Typography Imagine

Graphic 45 Typography Stickers

Graphic 45 Typography Chipboard

Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Door Pulls

Graphic 45 Metal Clothespins

Graphic 45 Chipboard Buttons Staples

Petaloo Darjeeling Petites – Autumn

Petaloo Darjeeling Mini Mix – Autumn

Petaloo Foliage – Greens

Petaloo Dahlias – Teastaine, Autumn, Grey/Blacks

Petaloo Daisies – Grey/Blacks

Xyron Mega Runner

Gina’s Designs Small Fence

Gina’s Designs Flourished Open Frames Medium

Spellbinders Font One – Lowercase die

Spellbinders Butterflies die

Perfect Pearls – Heirloom Gold

Stickles – Platinum

                                                                7 Gypsies Artist Printer’s Tray




Step 1. Take your Inspire paper and cut (6) 2.75” x 3.75” pieces. Take your Journey paper and cut (3) 2.75” x 3.75” pieces. (Note: If you are using a printer’s tray other than the 7 Gypsies Artist Printer’s Tray, you will need to re-measure.)




Step 2. Take a big letter “C” and gate, like these ones from Gina’s Designs, and apply gold paint.




Step 3. Take Create paper and cut out the letters “r, e, a, t, i, v, i, t, y”. Take Imagine paper and fussy cut lady image. Fussy cut the images from your Inscribe paper per photo.



Step 4. Gather (2) metal door pulls, (2) metal clothespins, some chipboard button staples, and Typography chipboard.




Step 5. Gather a wide assortment of orange, yellow, black and grey Petaloo flowers.



Step 6. Locate a bunch of different green Petaloo flowers and leaves.




Step 7. Use a butterfly die to cut out (4) butterflies onto your remaining Typography and Inscribe paper. Flip each butterfly so there is a different pattern. Adhere Typography chipboard and Petaloo flowers on top.



Step 8. Use your Xyron Mega Runner to adhere your 2.75” x 3.75” pieces to your printer tray per photo.




Step 9. Top row: Adhere metal door pulls and flowers onto Inspire paper. Attach the alphabet sticker letters “F, A, L, L” to Journey paper along with (1) clothespin. Use an alphabet die to cut out the letters “f, o, r” and adhere to blank spot, along with fussy cut images and flowers.




Step 10: Middle row: Adhere large letter “C” with small flowers to blank spot. Attach mini letters using foam dots to the rest of the row. Adhere chipboard button staples, fussy cut images, and (1) clothespin.


Step 11: Bottom row: Adhere large flowers to far left spot. Adhere gate, then fussy cut ladies and pen. Adhere flowers over ladies. Then, adhere butterflies per photo.


Step 12: Optional: Apply Platinum Stickles to petals and Perfect Pearls in Heirloom Gold all over frame.


Wasn't that fun, G45ers! Just a quick reminder about our September craft challenge! The deadline is fast-approaching! Click on the link below to cast your vote for your favorite project. Vote by clicking LIKE on our beautiful entries for our September Challenge: Autumn Upcycling! The G45er with the most liked project will win a $75 prize package. Deadline to vote: Wednesday, October 2, 11:59 PM PST.


Cast your vote by clicking the link below!



We hope you all enjoyed today's blog hop. There's more inspiration in store for you on tomorrow's blog as we bring you more amazing inspiration from Graphic 45, Petaloo and Xyron. Big thanks to Romy, Anne and Maria for their gorgeous crafts today. We also want to thank all of you for stopping by our blog. We hope you have a fabulous day!


Happy Papercrafting!


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Such great ideas!

WOW!!! So impressive!!!

WOW - fabulous projects - LOVE the colours, textures and delighftul dimension of them ALL - thank you for the inspiration!!!
Thank you for the chance to win too :)

I adore the tray. Wish I could make something like it.

Wowwwwwwww! These are all gorgeous!! LOVING that scarecrow!!!

What talented artists..love each and every project.

Wow-a step by step guide for making that cute shadow box! Looks like fun.

Great projects, so many things I want to try now! I would love to win the prize package, so I could make even more of them! :)

Super projects today !! The talent here is Amazing !Thanks for sharing and a chance to win .

O my goodness! I just can't pick a favorite today! Beautiful projects today, Romy, Anne, and Maria!

Seriously Beautiful!

Great ideas as always! LOVE Typography and French County Collections! Just marvelous....WOW!!

Lovely ! All the projects are well done and perfect for fall.

Some really fun projects today! I love how different they all are. The colours of each collection show them off perfectly! Thanks for sharing!

SO INSPIRING!!! Love..love these creative projects.

Wonderful projects! Thanks for sharing!

I love the French country collection, I love chickens!! Fabulous craft projects!!

What fabulous projects. Love the scarecrow and the use of the Petaloo flowers.

Love the way the flowers and G-45 paper works so well together.

Such a treat to read this blog. The creativity and imagination of these crafters is amazing, but then again, look at the wonderful G45 papers they work with.

Nothing can be better than coming to this blog every morning while having my first cup of coffee! I love Graphic 45 .. Todays projects are beautiful! Thank you for chance to win this FABULOUS prize and for the wonderful inspiration!

love the printers tray! have started something similar myself with a different 7 Gypsies tray.

While all the projects and products are fantastic that scarecrow really knocks it out of the park!

So much FUN!!! Mr. Scarecrow is pretty darn cute and love the printer tray...

Wonderful ideas for fall décor! LOVE that scarecrow!!! TFs

Amazing projects. Love the Scarecrow.

Absolutely stunning! Love the printer's tray...thanks for the tutorial.

The shadowbox layout looks great. Love the colors. The scarecrow is fantastic. You'd never know it could hold a scrapbook. The printers tray looks fabulous. All the detail. Great job everyone.

Fantastic projects. Great tutorial.

Oh my...the details on each one is amazing...thank you for the downloads...love that scarecrow!!!

Oh my - breathtaking is all I can say.

Gorgeous, just plain gorgeous. Love the projects and typography is my favorite line from g45. Just sent it to my house right away. LOL.

I'm so glad I can enjoy and admire all these wonderful projects equally. They are all marvelous!

Wow - such beautiful and amazing creations today! Love the Autumn colors. Judy D.

I love all of the great ideas that people come up with for using these papers.
The Graphic 45 papers are so bright and cheerful, and the way you can fussy cut the papers is where the inspiration comes. Love these papers.

The scarecrow is so adorable. Like always beautiful creations.

How cute is that scarecrow! The projects today just blow me away! What wonderful inspiration. Thank you G45.

Fantastic projects and giveaway!

4 more days until my chance to win Steampunk Spells and much more!!!

fabulous projects!

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