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September 27, 2013

Graphic 45, Petaloo & Xyron Blog Hop: Day 5


Hello G45ers,

Happy Friday! It's the final day of our amazing blog hop with Petaloo and Xyron! We've got more incredible works of art to share with you today! Autumn is such a beautiful time of year, so rich with inspiration. We've got more amazing ideas for Autumn home decor that combines the amazing products of Graphic 45, Petaloo and Xyron. You'll see splendid crafts from Maiko Miwa, Miranda Edney and Nichola Battilana of our design team. These fabulous creations are sure to give you some fabulous inspiration for crafting during this festive season! This is going to be such a wonderful day!

Remember, today is your last chance to enter to win this week's incredible prize pack from Graphic 45, Petaloo and Xyron! It contains everything you need for fall and Halloween crafting! 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!


Petaloo and Xyron are also offering wonderful inspiration and prize giveaways on their blogs today! 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 Autumn inspiration! We begin with this gorgeous altered 8x8 Matchbook Box by Maiko. She decorated this joyful shadowbox with lots of beautiful papers from our new Typography collection, as well as pretty Graphic 45 Metal Staples. Petaloo flowers and Xyron adhesive tools also add to the festive charm and beauty of this darling creation. It would also make an incredible gift. Follow along with Maiko's fun tutorial to learn how to make beautiful vintage-inspired leaves with your Xyron sticker maker and Graphic 45 papers. Take it away, Maiko! 

"I made an instructions for "Creating a flexible antique leaf" with Xyron sticker maker. This project has been created in a way that you can easily interchange and display photos using a Graphic 45 metal clothespin. Each year you use it, replace the old photo with the latest photo. Decorate the frame with flowers from Petaloo International, your source for floral & specialty embellishments." -Maiko

  Graphic 45 Maiko Miwa Typhography Fall Decor, gift, petaloo, xyron, blog hop

Graphic 45 Maiko Miwa Typhography Fall Deco 2

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Graphic 45 Maiko Miwa Typhography Fall Deco 6

How to Create a Flexible Antique Leaf


・Either invest in a Sizzix Big Shot (shape-cutting and embossing machine ) that allows you to use dies or cut out the leaf with scissors.


Graphic 45 Maiko Miwa Typography Fall Deco Instraction 1


Graphic45 Maiko Miwa typhography Instruction 2

・After cutting out the leaf, insert the leaf into Xyron's iconic sticker maker.


Graphic45 Maiko Miwa typhography Instruction 3

Pull out the newly made sticker and peel off the outer layer. Then make another leaf.



Graphic45 Maiko Miwa typhography Instruction 4


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・This will be use to sandwich a small piece of wire between the leaf layers so you can easily bend and shape the leaf.


Graphic45 Maiko Miwa typhography Instruction 6

・Next, decorate your leaf with colorful red, orange and yellow stamp inks.


Graphic45 Maiko Miwa typhography Instruction 7

・Fold the leaf in half and brush the edge with brown ink to resemble the midrib of the leaf.

Then brush the outer edges of the leaf with brown ink, too.


Ornate Metal Label Holder

Metal Clothespins 

Metal Butterflies 

8x8 Matchbook Box

Metal Door Nob
Metal Blads   







Typography Chipboard

September Cut-Aparts ( Place in time)

die: sizzix
glue: xyron
inks: Ranger
mask: Prima
ribbon: May Arts

You are going to love this darling decor creation that Miranda has made! These sweet decorative pumpkins are both beautiful and functional! Some of them can double as treat boxes! Miranda used our collections Mother Goose, Typography and French Country to create these dreamy crafts. With Xyron adhesives, Autumn crafting is so easy! When you add pretty Petaloo flowers to your Graphic 45 crafts, you've got a recipe for perfection! Here is what Miranda had to say about these adorable works of art!

"To me nothing says Fall Decor better than pumpkins! Once I got started on these, I couldn’t stop myself! Graphic 45 papers were absolutely perfect for the color schemes I wanted to go with!  I wanted to share with you all 3 different ways (and tutorials) to create pumpkins for your home decor. These vary in difficulty, from the super quick and easy treat boxes, to the more advanced pumpkin carriage. All of them are easily achieved!" -Miranda


Video Tutorial:






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Mother Goose 12x12 paper pad

Mother Goose Chipboard 1
Mother Goose Banners

French Country 12x12 paper pad

French Country Patterns & Solids

French Country Chipboard 2

Typography 12x12 paper pad

Typography Chipboards

Petaloo Flowers:

Darjeeling Collection

Darjeeling Foliage

Xyron Adhesives:

Mega Runner

Adhesive Dots

Double Sided Tape

Spellbinders Dies: Bitty Blossoms

Trims/Ribbons from Stash

Altered Book Pumpkin:

Graphic 45 Staples:

Ornate Metal Keys

Ornate Metal Keyhole
Antique Metal Door Pull
Metal Clothespins

One book (at least 400 pages, can be hard back or soft back, if hard back -remove the hard covers)

Trims from stash

Pumpkin Carriage

Xyron Adhesives

Gina’s Designs Chipboards (steampunk set)

Tim Holtz Pulley wheels,ornate plate

Prima Window/Shutters, Faucets

Light Bulb

Wooden Wings


Here is another gorgeous idea for Autumn home decor. Here is Nichola's stunning altered wooden key cubby that she transformed into an elegant work of art! This cheerful creation combines our French Country and 12 Days of Christmas collections with pretty Petaloo flowers and Xyron adhesives. This craft is a true celebration of the seasons. Here is what Nichola had to say about it!


Every time a design team box arrives I just want to jump in and play with everything all at once. That’s sort of what happened with this little ode to autumn. I reveled playing with all of the new crafty gadgets, toys and goodies from Graphic 45 and their fabulous, generous partners Petaloo, and Xyron. When asked to create a decor piece with the season in mind, I did not think of pumpkins or Halloween. In our household autumn means “Harvest”. Turning leaves, migrating birds, fall flowers, chilly mornings and blue grey skies. I wanted to create an elegant homage to autumn, the most gorgeous time of year.


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The base of this piece is an inexpensive wooden key cubby. I dismantled the box, removed the hardware and painted the wood then embellished with French Country papers. I chose the blue hued Provance and Abundance to act as a sort of subdued sky. To adhere the papers I used the Xyron Mega Runner which worked like a charm. (Seriously, I’m a total adhesive dork and this was soooo sticky.) AND to adhere the birdcage cut-out from Gina’s at the top I simply ran it through the Xyron sticker maker!



Adding an assortment of Petaloo flowers and leaves to my shrine, I chose a quiet pallet which compliments the sort of old world, natural feeling of this little hidey place. I really do love the Petaloo flowers and leaves, they look beautiful and are divine to work with.



A bit more mixing and matching, a few splotches of paint, some beautiful 12 Days of Christmas birds and my homage to the harvest season is complete.




Graphic 45
French Country > Provance

French Country > Abundance

French Country > A La Carte

French Country > French Country Stickers

French Country > French Country Chipboard 2

12 Days of Christmas > 12 Days of Christmas

12 Days of Christmas > Ladies Dancing
12 Days of Christmas > Calling Birds

12 Days of Christmas >Turtle Doves

Antique Metal Door Pull

Petaloo > Darjeeling Flowers & Leaves

Xyron Create-a-sticker
Xyron Mega Runner

Gina’s Designs




Spellbinders > Oval Hatpin

Sheet Moss

Reindeer Moss

Plastic eggs

Pumpkin Pods

Small Wooden Finials
Raw Brass Box Feet

Acrylic Paint
Wooden Key Cubby


We hope you all had a lot of fun this week! We loved teaming up with our friends at Petaloo and Xyron for this amazing blog event. Be sure to check back on our blog on Monday to find out who won that incredible prize pack! We've got a whole new week of fun and inspiration in store for you! Big thanks to Maiko, Miranda and Nichola for their beautiful creations today. We also want to thank you all for joining us on this fine Friday. Have a fantastic day and a great weekend, G45ers!


Your Pals in Paper,


Team Graphic 45


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All I can say is "awesome". You never cease to amaze me.

Totally awesome. Wow those "pumpkins" are amazing.

Such amazingly beautiful projects! Can't wait to try to make the pumpkins.

WOW !! WOW !! and triple WOW !! stunning projects, well done to all the designers, I am in AWE !!

The pumpkin tutorials are brilliant! Definitely a must try :)

So crazy! I'm impressed! So much more inspiration! Thank you very much! I'm gone to making... :)

Love the pumpkins!
So many gorgeous projects this week!
Thank you for organizing such an inspiring treat!

Wow so much inspiration today again, and all week I have the little Xyron sticker maker but find it so hard to get refills in the UK, but will definately try harder to find them now!
Thank you for an Amazing Blog Hop have had so much fun!
Hugz Kath...xx..
Fae Scotland

the colors are right on for fall! love the "pumpkins"!

So cute -ready to make a pumpkin today!

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

Oh my gawsh----you've certainly hit the ball out of the park with today's post----WOW!! Just amazing!!!!

Oh, come on now. How sweet are these pumpkins? LOVIN' the one on wheels and especially the one made from a book. Ingenious!

What a great hop it's been! Love the pumpkins! Thanks for sharing so much creativity and inspiration with us!

OMGoodness... such wonderful creativity! I love them all and want them all. Win, win, win... I NEED to win!

omg, they are perfects

My second hobby is miniatures and I have mentioned here that our national (N.A.M.E.) organization's monthly magazine had TWO articles about paper crafting in miniatures. Here you have projects that fit the bill for both venues!! I will cut a little deeper into the pumpkin for the carriage and be able to put some miniature items in there to create a small scene... done and done!! I am going to show this to the members of my miniatures club who are congregating at my house today. They will love this video. And I have used that small wooden key box (got mine at Michael's for $1.00) for miniature scenes in the past but never used the G45 papers. That will be next on my list because this project is delightful. That, too, can have a mini scene added with miniature furnishings, etc. Oh! I love this stuff!
Now, all I need is to win the prize so I will have plenty of stuff to work with...

I need to find those wings

Very fantastic Autumn projects, cool work creations!

Beautifully made projects, made more so with the lovely G45 papers and embellishments! Thanks for the opportunity to see all these creative things!

Totally incredible on all the projects. I love what was created with the pumpkins. Wow!

Beautiful creations!
Love the pumpkins!

An amazing week!!

Gotta love me some Graphic 45

I absolutely love the pumpkins. So creative.

What a fantastic trio - Graphic 45, Petaloo, and Xyron! I love looking at all the creations!

Wow, these projects are just gorgeous! Thanks so much for all of the beautiful Fall inspiration. :)

Gorgeous, stupendous and utterly fantastic!!

Just incredible! No way to pick a favorite out of this group. I want to try them all!

Wow,wow andWOW!!! Such fantastical projects! The most amazing is the pumpkin made from a book.

Beautiful projects! Thanks for the inspiration.

Perfectomundo! Those pumpkins are delicious and would make a great centerpiece for Thanksgiving or just a family dinner!
The other projects are also quite incredible and beautiful!
This prize package is spooktacular and will make some crafty ghoul or boy quite happy indeed! Fingers crossed that it might be me! Thanks for having me along on this journey it has been fun and inspirational!

WOW, so many wonderful pumpkin ideas. Incredibly creative and fun details.

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Thank youl for bringing some joy into my life. I'm so thankful for G45 and the incredible designers. Bless you one and all.

Wow, such beautiful projects. Thank you so much for sharing, love the inspiration.

WOWSERS! How to go out with a BANG. Ladies These last Projects are STUNNING. I am so Envious of Some People's Creativity,BUT at the same time so Grateful as we learn so MUCH from YOU. On this Occasion though I really have to say I don't believe I have ever seen anything Quite like Those Pumpkins, and OOHHhhhThe Products ladies I'll bet you were just Overjoyed and how well do these Colors go Together.BEAUTIFUL work as always.....

These projects are fantastic. Thanks for sharing them with us and inspiring us all. They could be made for any season or occasion. Great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OOOOH! This is just above and beyond other hops I've done. Petaloo sent me and I'm very happy about that.

Amazing! I really love how the pumpkins were made.

Oh my goodness those pumpkins are awesome. I love the one made from a book. Going to have to try that.

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