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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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Gorgeous projects! Love G45!!!

Wow...fabulous projects! Amazing!

The basket is so creative!

These fall projects are great. I want to do a printers tray, so I especially loved it. I am amazed at the talent on g45. Thanks for sharing, and keep the ideas coming.

Love the versatility of the G45 papers! Thanks for sharing

The wreath is beautiful and the Fall basket is so creative! I liked them all but those two really got my heart beating ♥

I'm really loving you Steampunk Spells collection, it will look great for some of the cool three dimensional creations from SVG cuts.

All are great, especially love the wreath.

Ooh, I love the basket and the paper combinations!

What stunners! Welcome sign, painters tray, welcome wreath and altered basket! Every one of these was just as fabulous as the other!!!! Thanks!

Super projects, all are beautiful! Great seasonal crafts!

If I had a dollar for everything I liked on the G45 blog, I think I'd have enough money to buy all their amazing products! You would then find me in my craft room 24 hours a day sleeping only when I'd have to.

Великолепное сочетание коллекций! Корзиночка покорила! И вдохновила!

Oooooooooooo. Amazing, gorgeous and fun projects. That Printers Tray is amazing. Love it. Fun week so far. Can't wait to see what coms next.

Oh thank you so much for the tutorials they are brilliant and go so well with the inspiration so thank you so much...
I love visiting here each day *smile*

Fabulous projects today! Don't know which one I want to recreate. Love em all!

Graphic 45 has THE best blog. These projects are amazing. I love them. I can't wait to get crafting again. I need to get back to the Bay Area in CA to my favorite store, Scrapbook Territory, in Berkeley, CA. Thanks for your endless inspiration!

Love Fall projects. These are exceptional!

All I can say is WOW and that doesn't begin to say it all. Lanna

Creative Wonderful Gorgeous are all words that spring to mind with todays projects fabulous work from everyone off to visit each blog thank you ladies for sharing your creativity

Love all to the projects and tutorials, thanks so much for sharing!! Such amazing products how could anyone go wrong with a project of Graphic 45 paper, xyron adhesives and Petaloo flowers!!!

Beautiful beautiful projects!! Gorgeous colors and design!

Stunning !! Stunning !! Stunning !! It never ceases to amaze me how inspiring the G45 designers are,, they take the beautiful papers and produce these fabulous projects xx

Beautiful projects. Thanks!

Love the fall projects. Your designers keep us inspired!

MY FAVORITE STORE to buy Graphic 45 is Creativ You & Co. 5858 East Molloy Rd., Suite 154&156 Syracuse, New York 13211; creativyou@aol.com;

lovelovelove todays projects! <3

Happy Halloween may your sweets be many and your sour be few

This collection is absolutely beautiful!! I'd love to have this to create some beautiful home décor! Very talented people! Thank You for the chance to win!!

I love g45 papers. All are gorgeous.

Wow! Love the idea with the decorative pins - you can reuse the red flowers for a Christmas wreath!

Thanks for wrecking my day today...lol....I was so looking forward to cleaning out the refrigerator, and washing the kitchen floor.....(right)....now I HAVE TO go and craft....I am so inspired !! My favorite paper line...always amazing...and now the new collaboration with Petaloo...just brought the best to an even higher level. Thanks so much for sharing....hummmm...maybe I will make a mini wreath for the refrigerator door, and no one will notice that I didn't clean it !!

Oh My!! What a a veritable cornucopia of lovely Fall projects!!! Love the die cut plaid flowers on the welcome piece!!

Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful Projects.

Oh my! What gorgeous projects! That printer tray is beyond stunning! Beautiful work!

Love all!! Thanks for the inspiration

I just love all these projects. Such talent

Thanks for a chance to win

Pumpkins and cubbies and baskets, Oh my! I think I shall have to go shopping and buy! (Graphic 45 of course)


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