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October 10, 2013

Typography Gifts For Friends & Family


Hello G45ers,

The holiday season is approaching fast and it's the perfect time to start thinking about fabulous handmade gifts! Today we're going to explore some gorgeous and fun ideas for handmade gifts featuring our new Typography collection! This vibrant new collection offers endless possibilities for perfect gifts for the whole family! Today you will see a stunning altered suitcase and mini album that Alberto Juarez has created. Then Clare Charvill will share her amazing Typography notelet box! With so many bright colors and fabulous designs, Typography is the perfect collection to capture your imagination for holidays and beyond! Lets get ready to have some fun!

Here's a quick reminder about this week's blog contest! We're giving away this amazing prize pack that features both Mother Goose and Bohemian Bazaar! It's a beautiful combo that you're sure to love! You could win a Mother Goose 8x8 paper pad, Bohemian Bazaar 8x8 paper pad, Bohemian Bazaar Stickers and Tags & Pockets, Mother Goose Chipboard Die-Cuts and Graphic 45 Metal Key Hole Staples! That's a $42 value! Just leave us a blog of Facebook comment for your chance to win. A random winner will be announced on tomorrow's blog! Stay tuned!

Graphic 45 Mother Goose Bohemian Bazaar prize contest

Lets begin with this wonderful altered suitcase and mini album by Alberto. Altered art is such a wonderful idea for a handmade gift. Combine that with a personalized mini album and you've got a heartwarming gift that's sure to be a big hit! You can see how fabulous all the rich colors and designs and Typography blend together in this sweet creation. You can have so much fun layering the fun cardstock Tags & Pockets and Chipboard Die-Cuts to create lots of depth in your handmade gift. Graphic 45 Metal Staples also look incredible when combined with Typography! Let this year's gift-giving be fun with Graphic 45!

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Typography 8x8 pad



Typography chipboard

Typography stickers

Typography tags and pockets

Ornate metal label holder

Ornate metal keys

Petaloo Flowers

May Art ribbon

Donna Salazar Spellbinders Rose Creations die

Gina design chipboard cut


Next up is another fun and easy gift idea featuring Typography. This is Clare's wonderful notelet box! This amazing creation would make the perfect piece of home or office decor for any time of the year. Handmade boxes like this one are so delightful for gift-giving. You don't have to spend a ton of time creating them! Just mix and match your favorite papers, add some sweet embellishments and Graphic 45 Staples and you're all done! Simple, easy, fun and perfect for the holidays! Here is what Clare had to say about this fabulous creation!

Ever the practical crafter, this is a really practical project and an ideal gift too with notelets inside.  It started off as a blank MDF self assembly kit.  I painted each of the pieces with black acrylic paint and left them to dry before assembling them together with wet glue.

Once dry I started to cover each section with co ordinating papers and black  card.  The chipboard and MFD embellishments  were embossed with fine black embossing enamel before being positioned and stuck into place over the paper pieces. To finish I added an ornate metal label holder to the lid, for easy opening. 

  Typography notelet box Clare Charvill holidays, gift, altered art, home decor

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Graphic 45 papers

12 x 12 papers





Staples Ornate metal label holder

Staples Large metal tag

StaplesOrnate key hole

Ornate metal brads

Bird Song Chipboard flower

Tacky glue

Black soot distress ink

Black Card

Imaginarium chipboard emelents and letters

MDF Notelet Box  & large sentiment– Pink Tulip Creations Ltd UK

We hope you all had a lot of fun exploring today's wonderful Typography gift ideas! We've got more grand ideas for the holidays coming up on the Graphic 45 blog this season so stay tuned. Big thanks to Alberto and Clare for their fabulous crafts today. We also want to thank all of you G45ers for joining us. Please stop by and see us tomorrow for more inspiring crafts and our blog prize winner announcement! We wish you all a very happy, crafty day!

With Love and Pretty Paper,

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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Oh, I love these boxes and the books that go with them. The kind of things I like to make.

*sigh* these are just gorgeous!! WOW WOW WOW!!!! I love them!!

I really would love to win the 2 collections as they look like they would go together great. I never would have thought about pairing the two collections together until I saw the prize pack.

I soooo LOOOOOVE that suitcase!!
Wonderfull job!

I love to see these ideas first thing in the morning...I take my coffee into my craft room and try my hand at one of the projects :). Coffee in a lidded thermal cup, of course...can't risk spills!

Wow...Wonderful projects!

I love today's projects! Alberto's suitcase is wonderful and Clare's notelet box is beautiful. Both so well done!

I am a huge fan of mini-albums and super cute boxes of any kind. Great artwork

Neat projects, I have been a fan of Claire's for a while

Loving the altered suitcase; just beautiful.

The altered suitcase is fabulous! The notelet box is pretty amazing too - you have such a clever DT!

Good afternoon from "across the pond". Just loving today's projects - great suitcase from Alberto and just adore Clare's notelet box. Thank you for the chance to win such amazing products. Hope you all enjoy the rest of your day

These projects are great

stunning work!

Wow! Both projects are outstanding! I absolutely love the suitcase. I think it's so cool when they have the faux leather straps and buckles.

Out of this world boxes and ideas. Wish I had these ideas in my pea pickin brain!!!

Fab projects! Especially love the notelet box - it shows off the beautiful colours in Typography perfectly!

Wow! All so beautiful!!

These boxes are gorgeous!!

So Love the projects, thanks for the inspiration.

Wow, these are two of my most favorite designers and I have to say I really didn't think they could out do themselves, but they did. Fantastic projects!!!

Absolutely gorgeous projects! Love that suitcase, so darn cute!! Thanks for the inspiration.

Great projects today! I love the altered suitcase and mini album.

Gorgeous projects. Love all of the Graphic 45 collections so to have a chance to win something has brightened my day.

Both of these projects are outstanding would love to see the in a tutorial! Thanks designers keep up the great work

I love the suitcase!

I Love everything about these two projects. Just received my Typography and am so inspired now. Thank you for sharing.

I love G 45 Typography, & this suitcase & mini album prove this collection is fantabulous (fantastic & fabulous) !!

Love the projects today. Alberto and Clare have done it again!!!

It is so fun stopping by here every day! What inspiration!

Both projects are amazing!!! I wish I could have just an ounce of the creative talent that these two have.

Absolutely beautiful projects! These papers go together so well.

I sincerely believe only awesome inspiration comes out of Graphic 45 Studios and Designers! Great Job and thank you for the chance to win!

Wow!!! Fantastic inspirational gift givig projects today. G45 design team at its BEST.

..ohh visions of all the projects dancing in my head... great papers..

Love both of today's projects. Thanks for the inspiration. Great way to start the day.

Loving this collection more & more! Alberto's suitcase & book is delightful, Clare's box is wonderful. TFS as always. C :))

I just love these boxes.

I never get bored :) thank you!

Love Mother Goose!
What fun it would be to win it!

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