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September 26, 2013

Graphic 45, Petaloo & Xyron Blog Hop: Day 4

Petaloo & Xyron Blog Hop Altered Home Decor Clare Charvill Pic 6

Hello G45ers,

Get ready for fun! We're bringing more gorgeous Autumn inspiration to your week with the Graphic 45, Petaloo and Xyron blog hop! We've already seen so many incredible ideas for Autumn and Halloween home decor and gifts. Well we're keeping the inspiration train running today with some breathtaking crafts from Karen ShadyArlene Cuevas, Olga Stuk and Clare Charvill. There's even a fun video and tutorial for you to enjoy! Let all the beautiful colors of Autumn inspire you to create something pretty with Graphic 45, Petaloo and Xyron!

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, right here on the Graphic 45 blog. Stay tuned!


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!





And now it's time for some amazing inspiration! We begin with this gorgeous wall hanging by Karen. This is such a fabulous way to add superb Autumn color to your home decor this season. Karen used the Graphic 45 collections French Country and Steampunk Spells to give this sign a lovely rustic look. Petaloo flowers add splendid color and dimension to this sweet creation. This would look amazing in any room of the house! Celebrate Autumn in style with a festive sign like this one with Graphic 45, Petaloo and Xyron!





Graphic 45

French Country 12 x 12 paper pad

Steampunk Spells 12 x 12 paper pad

French Country 6 x 6 patterns and solids paper pad

Steampunk Spells 6 x 6 patterns and solids paper pad


Dahlias 10 pack Teastaine

This next  incredible craft creation comes from Arlene. She made this gorgeous altered printers tray with our Steampunk Spells collection, pretty Petaloo flowers and Xyron adhesive tools. This is the perfect project for a chilly fall afternoon. You can have so much fun letting the vibrant colors and designs of Steampunk Spells capture your imagination! Arlene also added lots of exquisite Graphic 45 Metal Staples to give this project a true vintage look. This is such a wonderful way to add charm and sophistication to your holiday home decor. Printers trays also make perfect gifts! Check out this fun video that Arlene made where she takes you on a tour of this darling creation! She also gives some tips for creating one of your own!



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Steampunk Spells 8x8, 6x6 Patterns & Solids, Chipboard 1 & 2

Staples: Metal Keyhole, Metal Keys, Metal Tag, Metal Butterfly, Chipboard buttons, metal Label Holder, metal Clothespin

Petaloo Flowers - Daisies, Darjeeling

Xyron Adhesive - Double sided tape, Mega Runner

Laser chipboard sprokets/gears - Gina’s Designs

Tim Holtz Ideology, variety

Prima Junkyard Findings, variety

SkyBluePink viles, domino

Bottle Cap, Inc. - Wood Letter Press blocks

SaCrafter - laser cut mini wood frames, metal gold medallion, metal corner filigree

… and other miscellaneous product from my stash!


Here we have Olga's amazing French Country decorative wreath that's filled with lots of gorgeous Autumn color. This fabulous creation features a fun photo tutorial that takes you step-by-step through the making of this awe-inspiring home decor project. Add some festive beauty to your home this season with this vibrant work of art! Take it away, Olga!

"Without a drop of glue! You should take a styrofoam wreath form and wrap ribbon around it. Petaloo flowers and other embellishments hold using decorative pins.The wreath is easily assembled with no glue. Therefore after we take our wreath off the door we may easily disassemble it and use Petaloo flowers, Ornate Metal Keys, Ornate Metal Key Holes and other embellies for other projects!" -Olga

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Next we have another gorgeous treasure that's just perfect for Halloween and fall. Here is Clare's fabulous altered basket that's all decked out in our Happy Haunting collection. Pretty Petaloo flowers and Xyron adhesives add so much beauty to this festive project. This lovely basket is great for storing treats and other fun treasures. Get inspired to create your own decorative basket by following Clare's fun tutorial instructions. You're going to love it! Take it away, Clare!


Petaloo & Xyron Blog Hop Altered Home Decor Clare Charvill Pic 6

This project was really fun to put together.  I thought I’d work with the autumnal yellows orange and green papers from  Graphic 45s Happy Haunting collection to compliment the gorgeous fall coloured Petallo flowers and leaves that I’d picked out for the project.   

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Petaloo & Xyron Blog Hop Altered Home Decor Clare Charvill Pic 00

Task one was to colour the edges of each of the MDF basket.  I used Vintage Photo distress ink and got in a right mess lol.  It all washed off though. 

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Then using each piece as a pattern I cut out the papers for each and using Xyron Double Sided High Tack Tape I decorated each piece.  

It was easy to assemble as all the pieces slot together really easily.  I just had to be careful not to push holes in the papers that cover the outside pieces. 

  Petaloo & Xyron Blog Hop Altered Home Decor Clare Charvill Pic 1a

Petaloo & Xyron Blog Hop Altered Home Decor Clare Charvill Pic 1b

Once assembled I added the flowers and leaves to each lid using Xyron high tack adhesive dots .  To finish I added some ornate metal key holesornate metal label holders with sentiments in and some black brads.   I also added a flower and two ornate metal keys on each side of the basket for a little extra detail. 

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All I have to do now is eat the grapes, fill  with chocolates and hide it from the children. ;)

  Petaloo & Xyron Blog Hop Altered Home Decor Clare Charvill Pic 6


Happy Haunting 12 x 12 papers

Enchanted Garden

Pumpkin Time

Trick or Treat

Happy Haunting

Ornate Metal Key Holes

Ornate Metal Label Holders

Ornate Metal Keys

Happy Hauntings Alphabet Stickers

Petaloo Darjeeling Flowers and leaves

Xyron Double Sided High Tack Tape

Xyron High Tack Adhesive Dots

Want2Scrap black adhesive gems

MDF Chocolate Basket (Pink Tulip Creations UK)

Vintage Photo Distress Ink

We hope you all enjoyed today's grand blog hop with Graphic 45, Petaloo and Xyron. The fun continues tomorrow as we bring you more fabulous crafts for Autumn and Halloween. It's going to be such a great day! Big thanks to Karen, Arlene, Olga and Clare for all of their fabulous work today. We also want to thank all of you for joining us! Have a fantastic day and we hope to see you all again tomorrow!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45



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ALL four talented ladies have shared amazing projects today - LOVE all the delightful dimension and detail!!!
Thank you for sharing your inspiration and tutorials ladies!!!
Thank you for the chance to win too :)

Great, great projects- love them all!!! However, I am especially drawn to the altered basket- wow!!! Thanks for sharing all of these fabulous projects!!!

Love love love that welcome sign and the wreath!! Pinning them both!!! :)

Lovely work! Claire's basket is especially adaptable for autumn. Imagination galore.

Where can I get the basket?

Great Fall projects! Keep them coming.

LOVE all the incredible ideas for Autumn and Halloween home decor and gifts! G45 always has the best ideas!!

Beautiful examples. Makes me want to create each one and alter it in my own way, not to mention it's got the creative gears in my own head working overtime coming up with my own ideas. We should do these blogs in early summer since autumn is so short a season. I'll start now for sketching ideas for next year's lines.

Wow so many wonderful fall projects. Simply stunning. I love these products.

All the projects were really fab today but I loved Arlene's printer's tray - so much to look at and great attention to detail! Thanks ladies for the inspiration!

Very beautiful projects! Thank you for inspiration!!

I always think you can't possibly out do yourselves and today you went and did it again. What fab projects. Couldn't pick a favorite if I tried. Your design team is a group of geniuses!


Another great selection of projects to inspire!

What fantastic ideas! Thanks for my morning inspiration!

WOW! what great projects. all the designers did a fabulous job/art!!!
stamping sue

What amazing projects from such creative designers! Love them all!

Oh my Goodness!!! How wonderful!!!

Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous! I love every one of these projects! I love Graphic 45 and keep your hands of my Xyron! I love my X!

Thank you for the wonderful inspiration.

Fall is my favorite time of year because of all the deep, rich colors in the tree leaves and Halloween decorations! These projects make me want to start crafting something right away - at 6:00 a.m.! Thank you, Graphic 45, for the chance to win such an awesome prize package!

I can't wait to make the wreath! LOVE fall and the rich colors.


What awesome projects! Just beautiful!!

I love all the projects today! Anyone could do them.

What can I say - all the projects are amazing. I Love the Home Decor use of the papers. Again beautiful inspiration!

Wooozer, so incredibly fabulous! I am blown away with all these gorgeous fall projects.

I always fee WELCOME on your blog!
Thanks soooooooooo much for sharing with us!

Bootiful projects today guys!!

Happiness is the chance to win such gorgeous goodies. Fabulous use of colour by all the designers.

Loving the fall inspiration!

So many pretty projects. they are really highlighted with the Petaloo flowers. thanks for working with Petaloo and Xyron to bring such great ideas to us.

The no-glue wreath is beautiful...and a great project for me because I can sure make a mess with glue!
Love the printer's tray...amazing detail!

Can it get any better!!

Hands down my favorite paper is anything and all things G45. Love this hop and so far the projects are amazing.

Beautiful projects. Thanks!

WOW! Is there anything else to say?

As always there is so much creativity to be found on the blog. I pop in everyday while I drink my morning coffee. I love the printer tray that the lovely and talented Arlene created. Thanks for the chance to win.

Wow! So much talent. Love the altered basket and the wreath. Everyone did a great job.

Another round of gorgeous projects! Love all this inspiration!

Loving these fall projects/ideas... so inspiring!

gorgeous projects and love the tutorials, thank you for that!

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