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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


Graphic45 Maiko Miwa typhography Instruction 5

・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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The pumpkins are so stinkin' cute! I can't wait to make them...a patch of them!! What a great weke this has been. Thanks!

These projects are so stunning!! Just great talent showing here..got to get to work..You guys are making it hard to keep up with such wonderful work..thank you for sharing.

Love the pumpkin patch and all the other projects. I had an idea to do something like the pumpkins but just couldn't wrap my head around starting but with the details provided I have not only a starting point but lots of ways to go. The prize package would make lots of lovely pumpkins and lots more.

Holy cow - amazing projects! Loving those tips of the wire to bend your projects. Those pumpkins rock! Love each and everyone of them! And the altered key cubby - wow wow wow! Thanks for a great week of hopping and the inspiration was so inspiring! So glad its the weekend so I can play! Thanks for a chance to win!!

I love the work which Maiko makes.

Over the top in creativity & ideas. Wowzer

Pumpkin tutorial video was wonderful!!! I'm sure I can make these cute decorations for my home...and for a few good friends. Love the projects from this year's talented Design Team!

Good evening from "across the pond". Before going to bed I thought I just had to thank you all at G45 for such an inspiring week. The blog hop has been wonderful and I am in complete awe of the talents displayed by the DT members. Congratulations to you all and good luck everyone.

Wow!!! Love each of these fabulous projects!!!

LannaSeptember 27, 2013 at 2:52 PM
I am sad this wonderful week full of inspiration and Creativity has to end. Not only are there projects to work on, but I have purchased more Xyron and Petaloo products. As far as G45, I have every collection they have designed.. One day I hope G45 will be like Disney and take some of the older designs out of the VAULT. Lanna

Just beautiful projects!!

What wonderful projects. Love the pumpkins & key holder.

Oh Boy, so many lovely projects to inspire us. I just have to decide where to start.

Oh I love Halloween. I'd love to win even more!

what fun little pumpkins and love love love my mini zyron too.... beautiful projects.

Super cute pumpkins!

Miranda's paper pumpkins are fabulous! Love the one made trim an old book!

What awesome projects. I love the Petaloo flowers used with the French Country. So talented.

Such amazing inspiration!!!

I absolutely love these paper pumpkin home decor items!! So creative!

These ideas are so amazing! I wan to make some of those paper strip pumpkins!!

Gorgeous projects!

OMG! I love these projects. I had to drop everything to make a couple of paper strip pumpkins tonight. Can't wait to embellish them tomorrow.

These are absolutely adorable! and a must do for my next retreat... so love the petaloo flowers paired with G45 papers. Can't wait to get mine done. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

The projects today are amazing, and the ideas are endless. I love graphic45. Thanks for sharing.

This week's fall projects have blown me away. I can't wait to get scrapping.

What lovely creations! Thank you for the chance to win.

Ohhhhhhh these are all gorgeous!!! I am loving those pumpkins!! Pinning those!!!

Прекрасные осенние работы! Ключница шикарная!!! Спасибо за урок с листиком!Очень полезный!

Wow! These creations are sooo beautiful. I love that fall is in the air and these ladies have got me excited about creating. Thank you for sharing.
- Jenny

totally amazing!!

Loving the projects, especially the pumpkins, wow!!!

I LOVE the pumpkins, they are so cute,
and such a good idea and looks like so
much fun to make! Can't wait to try it.
I love all the products used, would love to have them!

All of the blog hop projects from days 1-5 are outstanding! They are all an inspiration to me. Thanks to Graphic 45 for the paper and embellishments that helped to make these, along with Petaloo and Xyron. I would LOVE to win the package with all these great products!!!

Fabulous work on the pumpkins, they are all such wonderful projects. Can't believe how you all manage to inspire us so much each day, congratulations on all you do...

OMG........ Wow .......fabulous projects for the last day of the hop which I have enjoyed soooooo much. I adore all the projects this week thank you G45 and the amazing Design Team for all the inspiration..........please can we have another hop soon......pretty please lol.


Wonderful projects today! I love the wired leaves on the first piece and the fussy cut birds on the last project.

OMG Amazing projects. Love the wooden key holder. So inspiring here at G45!!

So much inspiration this week...lots of things I want to try...thanks.

Nice projects!
the pumpkins are so sweet ant the key cubby is incredible!

Thanks for the chance to win!

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