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September 17, 2013

Steampunk Spells Decor For Halloween & Fall

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Hello G45ers,

The first day of Fall is on Sunday, September 22nd and we are so excited! Fall offers so many gorgeous colors and vast inspiration for crafting. And of course that means that Halloween isn't that far away! Today we're going to share some superb Fall and Halloween home decor ideas that are sure to get your creative gears turning. You'll see a gorgeous Steampunk Spells altered box by Nichola Battilana. Then Anne Rostad will share her wonderful Steampunk Spells spooky house and tutorial. So lets get ready for a fun dose of Fall inspiration with Steampunk Spells!

We begin by giving a quick shout out to all of our friends on the Graphic 45 Facebook page! If you want the latest news on Graphic 45 products, daily inspiration and a way to connect with your fellow G45ers and upload your Graphic 45 creations, check out the Graphic 45 Facebook page! Here is a gorgeous Steampunk Spells wreath that Jenn Connell created and uploaded to our Facebook page! This is such a fun and colorful piece of home decor! It's just perfect for Fall and Halloween! We encourage you all to check out the Graphic 45 Facbeook page for fun and fabulous inspiration!

Graphic 45 Facebook:


https://www.facebook.com/Graphic45

Steampunk Spells wreath Graphic 45 Facebook Jenn Connell

And now it's time for some fabulous Fall and Halloween-inspired crafts! Behold this super fun altered box by Nichola. This is the perfect way to give new life to an ordinary object. Steampunk Spells offers so many beautiful designs and colors. You can have so much fun mixing and matching the fabulous papers to create a whimsical work of art like this one! You can also see how perfectly the Graphic 45 Metal Staples look when combined with Steampunk Spells! It's so gorgeous! This sweet box would be perfect for your Halloween home decor! It would also make an amazing handmade gift! Here is what Nichola had to say about this fabulous work of altered art!

"A small wooden dollar store box transformed into a mini Steampunk booth of potions and charms. It rather reminds me of something that might be found in a mad gentleman’s shelf of curiosities." -Nichola

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Supplies:

Steampunk Spells - Clockworks

Steampunk Spells - Beware

Steampunk Spells - Witching Hour

Steampunk Spells - Vintage Voyage

Steampunk Spells Chipboard 2

Ornate Metal Key Holes

Stamped Metal Brads

Ornate Metal Keys

Doorknob - No longer on g45 site

Petaloo Flowers

Mini wooden balsa wood box

Brass swing hinge closure

Vintage Brass Feet

Milagro Charm

Old cork

Mini-spell bottles

 

Next we have another gorgeous idea for Fall and Halloween home decor! Here is Anne's fantastic spooky house made with Steampunk Spells. This amazing creation is perfect for adding festive Halloween charm to your home this season! Follow along with Anne's step-by-step tutorial to create this adorable house for your festive home decor! It's guaranteed to get you in the Halloween spirit! Take it away, Anne! 

 

Steampunk Spells Spooky House Video Tour:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39JLiPkCmwM

 

 


Had so fun making this house stand. Made this so the whole family can use it and that it is a bit fun for children to look at. Used Steampunk Spells paper pads and 2 Small Matchboxes from Graphic 45 as a base and the chipboard is from Accucut Craft and some I bought here in Norway. The house, doors and fence is painted with Tim Holtz black Crackle paint. Spooky house stand for the envelope mini album. Here is a lot going on. Made hanging lantern, door, spooky house with acetate windows, banner and a lot of other fun stuff.

 

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Placed some altered bottles and a bike on the outside and used a key hole and key on chain around the door.

 

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 Whats in the drawers? Skeletal man pops out! Booooo!

 

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On the back side there are shelf and here I placed electric candles.

 

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SPOOOOKYYYYY!

 

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Supplies:

 

2- Small matchboxes from Graphic 45. 2 metal lable holders, key and key hole also from G45

Chipboard from Accucut Craft. Fence and tree die, lantern light,bottles and black Clackle paint from Tim Holtz.

Black paint from Claudine Hellmuth,Cain.door closure,metal bike from Etsy,Wire, acetate for the windows,Copic markers,black thread,wood stick

Tutorial:

Here is a tutorial on how the Steampunk Spells house stand is made. Used 2 Small Matchbook Boxes  from Graphic 45 as a base and the chipboard for the house is from Accucut Craft. All the other pieces are cut out from 1.9 mm chipboard. The house, doors, lamp post and fence is painted with Tim Holtz black Crackle paint


Paintet the 2 matchboxes black

and cut out 4 strips chipboard 11 x 1  1/2 ( minus a bit )

and 8 strips 3 3/4 x 1  1/2 ( minus a bit )

The chipboard I used is 1.9 mm thick so you might have to adjust it if you are using an other thickness

 

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The largest door measure 4 inch hay on the largest side and 3 1/5 on the other side. 1 3/4 wide. Added 1/4 strips chipboard around. The rounded door measure 3 on the largest side and 2 on the other side.3/8 wide. Used glue gun to make the texture. Crackle painted.

 

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Top and bottom measure 11 x 3 1/2. Cut in 1/4 in the middle where the door is going on the top plate.

 

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Template for the house. Crackle paint glued it on the back. Used acetate for the windows and colored the in all corners with a yellow and brown Copic marker. Then cut out one more template in black cardstock and glue it on the back.

 

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Template for lamp post, and shelves on the backside for lights.

 

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Used On the edge Fence die from Tim Holtz. You can also make the fence if you dont have this die. Have a tutorial ho to make it and here is the link:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6x2F9vYhFlU

Starts at 14.25 minutes in the video

 

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Pop up from the drawer. Cut 10 strips of black cardstock 1 7/8 and score every 2 inch. Glue together as show below.

 

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Then start folding and glue on new strips when needed.

 

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Hope you will give it a try and have fun creating!

 

We wanted to remind you all about our Pinterest contest that's happening right now! Head on over to our Pinterest page for more details. REPIN to WIN a Steampunk Spells prize pack to create your own cards on our Steampunk Spells Card Tutorial Series Board! Each repin is an entry to win. Winner will be announced in the next September 19 newsletter.


http://www.pinterest.com/graphic45/steampunk-spells-card-tutorial-series-by-anne/

 

Are you excited for Halloween yet, G45ers? We want to thank Nichola and Anne for their gorgeous crafts today. We have lots more Fall and Halloween crafts to share with you in the weeks to come! The Graphic 45 blog is going to be filled with so much holiday inspiration this season! Thank you all so much for joining us today! We had so much fun. We wish you all a very happy day! We hope you stop by and see us very soon.

 

Happy Papercrafting!

 

Your Friends at Graphic 45

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My favorite is the wreath, but the spooky projects are so fun. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas and inspiration, as well as the chance to win.

Totally amazing projects!

AMAZING projects!! I should've buy more Steampunk Spells paper pads, I'm so into Halloween mode right now LOL!! The Spooky house stand is SUPER COOL!! Love the flame-less candle idea, great inspiration! I need to make one :D

These are delightfully scary! TFS!

oooh, woooow, amazing!!

These projects are awesome, G45 have the most amazingly talented design team.

All of these projects are fantastic but I just love that wreath!

WOW! The projects today are amazing. I just love all the inspiration on this blog. I look at Anne's blog everyday, and cannot believe her talent. She is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Wow--some seriously cool spooky stuff!

Such talanted people. Thank you so much for continuing to share the inspiration.

WOW! This is fantastic!

I have a castle ready to cover with Steampunk spells, and I will be inspired by today's blog. Great pieces.

Such creative projects.

Out of this world spooky! Love Anne's spooky house and gosh, at all that detail. Love Graphic 45!

I like the wreath!

How many details! is a fantastic project!

I absolutely love these projects...i want to win :-)

Wow, wow and WOW! What amazing projects by everyone, but that the Steampunk Spells Haunted Spooky House ! I definitely want to make this project! Nice job.

Oh My Word!!! Spooktacular projects ladies! These hauntingly beautiful works of art have left me wanting to start creating right now, even though it's after midnight here. Great blogs G45!

Thank you for more fab creations with G45 designs.

WOWeeeeee !! these projects are magnificent xx

What black cardstock would you recommend to go with this wonderful wonderful creation please. I was looking at American crafts but I can't see if its a true black or not.

I've wasted soooo much money in search of the elusive black card. I'm in the uk.

Utterly Spooktacular, Anne! Every detail, right down to the shelf for your lights is simply incredible. You've created an amazing work of art. Beautiful papers G45! Bravo for this creation! Hugs and happy crafting! -Kim

I love, love, love that wreath! Such a clever idea. And, Nichola's box is magical!

Is there a more talented or creative artist out there, than Ann? She and G45 are a PERFECT FIT! The level of detail is amazing. The only thing wrong with Ann, is she acts and talks like what she does is easy or obvious. I watch every one of her videos, because she always manages to do something new and surprising. I have incorporated only bits and pieces of her ideas, and it's a thrill to be able to view the works of an artist of her caliber. Thanks for collaborating!

Awesome Halloween projects! Can't get over Anne's amazing house!! That girl is just a pure genius! TFS

Holy leaping lizards Batman!

The spooky house is a fabulous decoration!

Spooky but divine!!!

Anne's house is absolutely stunning and thanks for the tutorial. Love Graphic 45!

Замечательные, изумительные работы! Распрекрасный набор!!! Как же я хочу его!!!!!!!

I love Anne's creativity and this one doesn't disappoint! Thanks for sharing the instructions with us! And thanks to G45 for another chance to win your beautiful product!

works of art... wonderful

OMG! Today's projects are fabulous. That house is amazing and so stinkin' cute. Great tutorial. So much fall fun with this collection.

That's only WONDERFUL ! AMAZING ! J'ADORE !

Oh, My gosh. Oh, my gosh! OH, MY GOSH!!! I am slack-jawed. Are you kidding me? This haunted house design is hauntingly beautiful. The detail is incredible, amazing and I think I am running out of adjectives to describe it. This is an early visual Halloween treat (not a trick) and it did not cost me any calories.

Very cool projects. The house really fascinates me. I can see making a house for other holidays or times of the year. You also could make a village with each one decorated o little differently. The ideas never cease! Great job!

Oh, wow! These are AWESOME projects. I might have to order a couple more pads of Steampunk Spells. I <3 <3 <3 this collection.

My favorite scrapbook store is the Scrapbook General Store at 1803 Argillite Rd. in Flatwoods, KY. Winnie Thacker keeps us all up to date with the latest Graphic 45 collections and accessories, plus so much more to keep us crafters busy and happy! We all love our G45!!!!

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