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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!


Your Friends at Graphic 45


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Soooo Beautiful !!

Hugs from France

Beautiful creations, I like every style.

All of these projects are beautiful! I couldn't pick a favorite if I had to.

Great details on the tutorial. I'm in love with this week's prize package.

I love the printer's tray! thanks for the tips on how to make it!

The shadowbox and the printers tray are amazing! So is the giveaway!

Wow! Each is amazing! Your booth at Scrapfest was fabulous and the girls working were awesom!!!

Gorgeous projects, just love the tray,was looking at the 7 gypsies tray today and wondering if I should purchase it. Wish I had !!!

Wow, I am in awe of you guys, so talented.

Love the tray and cards! True inspiration!!

Honestly, I'm tired of the shadow boxes. No offense intended, it's just not what I'm looking for to gather inspiration.

Wow! J'adore l'épouvantail. Bravo!

I love Blog Hops-so much creativity and chances for prizes and learning about combining products for completing fantastic projects. You rock-G45, Petaloo, and Xyron!

Love these projects. Love Love the paper.

Love the diverse use of the Typography papers!

I love all the projects this week, but the tray today is just gorgeous!

I love all the new projects.

I love the printer tray, it's beautiful

The projects today are awesome. I love that scarecrow. Thanks for sharing.

LOVE the printers tray! How clever!!! Thanks for the chance to win some awesome prizes!

Wow! What inspiration! Thanks.

Great projects!

OMG, love all the gorgeous flowers on the shadow box &great looking scarecrow. Thanks for sharing your lovely work.

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Wow! Fabulous creations! I love Maria's tray.

Fabulous work everyone. Love the printers tray.

Love this! Have been wanting to do one of these and this paper is just perfect!

Your Design Team continue to blow me away. Awesome!

WOW... I've said that a lot these past couple of days...Amazing creations, Romy thoughtful Shadow box tugged at my heartstrings, the scare crow was too cute and that card with all the cute elements,OMG... and the printer tray... such creativity !!!

Gorgeously diverse projects! Love that printer's tray. Perfection!!

Such a fabulous display of inspiration, oh and of course if I won to make my dreams come true...

Super fun fall projects today! I love all the rich colors of these G45 papers!

Неповторимо-талантливые работы!!! Все мои мольбы к небу-пусть мне повезет выиграть этот потрясающий набор!!!!!

Another day of amazing and fabulous projects. Loved then all, but thought the Scarecrow was so fun and the Artist tray is adorable. Thanks for the fun.

WOW what a fantabulastic prize! I could really have some fun with all the goodies. Thanks.

Wow, that layout is just gorgeous! LOVE the colors and layered embellishments!

Wow would I love to win Steampunk Spells! Thanks for all the awesome project ideas...your design team is fabulous!

Stunning !! Stunning !! Stunning !! Graphic 45 designers never cease to amaze me with their gorgeous and innovative projects xx

G45 projects never fail to impress and these today are outstanding!


So amazing ..... It fires me up to spend all day at my craft table:-)

Nice projects thank you for the inspiration and for the chance to win!

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