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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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Love all!! Thanks for the inspiration

Thanks for such an amazing and creative blog. I'm always so inspired!

The projects shown in this hop are all so marvelous. I do believe I may have ot make some of those adorable pumpkins from this post. Thank you for sharing.

My "to do" list just gets bigger every time I see your projects. What incredible designers you have!!!

Beautiful projects! I'd love to make some of the pumpkins! Great wrap up to a great week!
Terrific coordinating of G45, Zyron and Petaloo products!

Stunning!! The projects are all so beautiful!! I love the carriage pumpkin!! The Petaloo flowers are so gorgous!! Thanks for the wonderful video tutorial!!

I love those pumpkins, I would also love to win the paper too make them!!

Another day of amazing autumn creations - what a great week it has been on Graphic 45! Thanks for all the inspiration. Judy D.

There are a fantastic projects, is a delight to see them

All of the pumpkins are darling. Love the one with the wings. The projects have been great all week - and today is not exception. thanks for having the hop.

You have the best designers.. all so inspiring..love the fall line up of projects and papers....

Wow thanks for all these wonderful ideas .Now Halloween crafting can begin Miranda has her pumpkins rolling :) Love the Steampunk spells paper between that and tutorials I should rock Halloween

Absolutely phenomenal!

You ladies are amazing, I just love everything you do.. I get my GR 45 at Scrapbook ETC on E University Dr in Mesa, AZ. Again you ladies do is amazing.. from the paper design to the embellishment then add the design team and all I can say is wow!!

Loving all these beautiful projects...Keep them coming.

WOW ... what an amazing week... these projects have been so awesome... and there is so much inspiration. Maiko, Miranda and Nichola ladies you are so very creative; there are so many details to your projects. I love the pumpkin patch, never seen such cute, functional pumpkins... OMG... I LOVE THEM. Key Cubby beautiful and the matchbook box, such fun details and the flowers, just gorgeous!! You all did G45 , Petaloo and Xyron proud. Such great tutorials makes you wanna try them all !!!

It just keeps getting better! G45 rocks!

I love altering boxes and the matchbox and key cubby were great inspiration today! Just beautiful!

I am going to attemp to make the pumpkins for teacher gifts.

You have made me fall in love with Fall again! Love everything you have shared this week.

Amazing projects! Miranda's pumpkins are just fabulous!

I'm in love with the pumpkins!

Thank you so much for the amazing inspiration!! :)

Each project I look at here today becomes my very favorite!!!! Love Autumn themed decor.
<3 J

WOW All the projects this week have been incredible!! LOve everyone of them!!

Adore the pumpkins and that's one big mama of a prize!

When I see all this stuff I go crazy! How do they think of all these wonderful projects :) Love, love, love :)

Those pumpkins are amazing!

Love the projects, they are beautiful.

Oh My Word?! Just look at these AMAZING, DELICIOUS pieces of beauty! The key box is stunning, kept having to look at & look at again. As for Miranda's pumpkins.... Well, every time I think I've seen it all, M comes up with another unique idea?? I need a xyron sticker maker for sure! Great final day... :)))

Awesome projects! Those pumpkins are fantabulous especially the one w/the wings...awesome!

Oh my gosh - I love all these ideas today! Thanks for sharing all this inspiration with us.

I love the pumpkins and want to make ALL of them!

Wow..is all I could say...unbelievable ...what greatness...what inspiration ... smooches

amazing projects today love the video, and thanks for the leaf technique definitely using it

Woooooow.... I love these projects. :)

Best week ever in the world of crafting this has been the best ever. Good luck and congrats to who ever is the luckiest person to win this prize. Graphic 45, Petaloo, and xyron you cant do better than that!

I'm blown away. SO blown away. Not only by the talent, but the product is so awe-inspiring too. It's just so beautiful. Wow. Thank you so much for the inspiration... on all levels.

Oh my gosh! this week has been so much fun and inspirational with so many wonderful project ideas. Loved all the fabulous work by all the DT. Can't wait to try some of these ideas.

These are beautiful! Thanks for the tutorials and thanks for making my busy weekend! So looking forward to making some! Baz xx

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