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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

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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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That wreath is fascinating! Love the colors. So doable!

Absolutely stunning projects!!!

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

Amazing projects with such fantastic details! Kudos to the Fabulous G45 team!

Thanks for the chance to win the awesome prize pack!

Oooh!!! I have to get to work. Gorgeous projects.

Oh my, what a wealth of amazingness!! I adore the altered tray, would love to be able to do one of these (just need all the goodies in prize pack, lol). Clare's incredible mdf basket is.... Well, as always totally gorgeous & completely beyond me! The Petaloo flowers compliment g45 perfectly, whatever is made. Thank you :))

Fantastic! Can it get any better? Yup, just when I think I've seen it all the G45 team stuns me again :) Coming here is always a joy.

LOVE! LOVE! All this inspiration.

Love all these beautiful autumn colors! Great projects today to showcase these gorgeous products. I love the altered printers tray, the basket and the wreath! Getting lots of fabulous ideas from the blogs and am enjoying all the inspiration this week!

Such a feast for the eyes today! I love all the rich autumn colors...and that welcome wreath is just a show stopper!

So beautiful...I think my head just exploded!

Wow ... beautiful amazing projects :) LOVE Arlene's altered tray it is amazing as is all of her work .. love all of todays projects .. thank you so much .. you are all FABULOUS!

Loving all the inspiration this week! G45 design team is the BEST!!!

Absolutely love all these wonderful projects!! So inspiring!! Thank you for sharing your talents!!

Wow!! What spectacular projects!! Love the idea of being able to dismantal the wreath and reuse the items for another project! The printers tray is beautiful! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial and video!!


Love, love, love all these projects! And a big thank-you for sharing how to make them with the tutorials! Did I say I love these projects? LOL!

The colors are gorgeous in all the projects. The designers have caught the fall spirit so well. Love all the projects today. Great prize from all, would love to win!

This is amazing!!! Such talent! I would LOVE to win this! It would be like hitting the jackpot for me!

All are spectacularly gorgeous with all the pretty flowers with the colors of fall. The tray is very unique with so many little trinkets throughout, one could look for hours. Love Graphic 45!

Such amazing projects! I am always attracted to the altered printer's trays....so many wonderful things to see in each little cubby. @@
<3 J

how beautiful!

Lovely projects!

Beautiful work! Tale! Thanks for the inspiration!

I'm lovin all the projects so creative!!!

excellent projects

Such a fabulous set of projects!!! Love all the detail on the printer's tray especially and the flowers on the wall hanging are gorgeous

Wow I think today's projects are the best of the Hop so far! So many Gorgeous projects and inspirational ideas! G45 and Petaloo make such a great combo!

Wonderful projects! Wreath is just awesome! And thanks for the chance to win such a great gift!

The question via email came on from G45: what is your favorite LSS? Easy pick: Carsand Mosher in Truro, NS!

OMG, that wreath is spectacular!

Loving all of the projects this week... and amazing prize package. You guys keep outdoing yourselves!

thank you for the tutorials, it really shows how to do things, that I haven't done before. Thanks

what amazing home decor the welcome sign is fantastic

Wonderful, gorgeous, creative projects!!

Love, love, love, G45 papers and stuff! My favorite (and only) place to buy G45 is Claire's Stamp & Deliver at 3313 S. Ridgewood Ave. in South Daytona Beach, FL. The BEST store EVER!

Wow - absolutely amazing and beautiful creations today - inspires me to get started on a fall project! Judy D.

Another day of gorgeous projects! I pick up my G45 at The Enchanted Cottage in Lewisville, NC.

Gorgeous projects!

What beautiful projects. Your blog is so inspiring! I look forward to it every day.

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