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January 21, 2014

Discover The Joy of Matchbook Boxes


Hello G45ers,

Get ready to be wowed with today's amazing ideas for breathtaking altered Matchbook Boxes! You can do so many fabulous things with the Graphic 45 Matchbook Boxes! Today we're going to explore two incredible ideas for turning your Graphic 45 Matchbook Box into a dazzling and decorative shadowbox! You'll see a beautifully sophisticated 8x8 Matchbook Box by Alberto Juarez that's all decked out in our Couture collection. Then Arlene Cuevas will share a bright and cheerful altered Small Matchbook Box featuring our Sweet Sentiments collection. Both of today's creations would be perfect as handmade gifts or beautiful decorations for your home or office. It's inspiration time!

We begin by saying a happy hello 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, then check out the Graphic 45 Facebook page! Here is a stunning Secret Garden layout that was recently uploaded to our Facebook page by Mary Longberry. Love is abundant in this bright and colorful LO! The beautiful central photo only adds to the warmth and cheer of this fabulous creation, as beautiful fussy cut elements and pretty embellishments coordinate perfectly! We encourage you all to check out the Graphic 45 Facbeook page for fun and fabulous inspiration!

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And now it's time to explore some great ideas for Matchbook Boxes! Here we have Alberto's beautiful Couture altered 8x8 Matchbook Box. He let our new Couture collection inspire him to create this elegant shadowbox that features gorgeous fussy cut elements, lavish paper layering and some fun coordinating embellishments. The Graphic 45 Matchbook Boxes are the perfect canvas to allow your imagination to run wild! You can see how perfectly the bold colors and vivid designs of Couture really stand out in this amazing creation. By layering the Couture cardstock Flowers and Banners, Alberto created a lot of gorgeous dimension in this pretty shadowbox. Get inspired to create your own unique shadowbox with your favorite Graphic 45 collection!


Graphic45-Couture-MatchbookBox-Alberto Juarez-shadowbox, home decor, gift




Couture paper 8x8 pad

Couture 6x6 patterns and solids pad

Couture banners

Couture flowers

Couture Stickers

Couture chipboard 1

8x8 matchbook box

Distress Ink Tea Die


Next up is this darling Sweet Sentiments altered Small Matchbook Box by Arlene. This is the perfect idea for a handmade treasure for Valentine's Day, Easter or spring! You can see how Arlene created an elegant scene in her shadowbox by adding some pretty flower embellishments to accentuate the fresh floral designs in Sweet Sentiments. She also added some of the gorgeous new Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Metal Staples which coordinate perfectly with this lovely collection! Pretty Chipboard Die-Cut pieces also add to the charm of this exquisite box. The possibilities for perfect shadowboxes are endless with Graphic 45 papers and Matchbook Boxes! Have fun creating one for yourself or someone you love!










Sweet Sentiments papers: Heart Song, Be My Valentine

Sweet Sentiments Chipboard

Staples: Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keys, Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key Holes, Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads, Shabby Chic Door Pull

I Am Roses Flowers, rose buds and sprays

Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst Spray: Frozen Jack Frost

Ranger Diamond Stickles


Glossy Accents


Hot glue


White Acrylic paint

Mod Podge

We hope you all got some great ideas for working with Graphic 45 Matchbook Boxes today! You would be amazed how much fun you can have with these versatile products! Big thanks to Alberto and Arlene for their fantastic work today! We will be back tomorrow with more bright ideas to rejuvenate your day! We hope you'll come back and see us! Thank you all so much for joining us today. Have a glorious day, G45ers!

Your Pals in Paper,

Team Graphic 45


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'I LOVE THE MATCHBOXES". They are beautiful, thanks for the great ideas.

I think I might have to find one of your matchboxes and create something. Such a great way to add depth to a piece.

Love the layout and the boxes!

Matchboxes & Bookboxes are the coolest and most fun to see the transformations taking place.

Such gorgeous matchbook box projects!! I especially love the Sweet Sentiments one! TFS!

These are darling match boxes!

Thank you for the email with scrapping ideas and the heads-up about this week's typography gift collection prize pack. It is amazing and I would love to win it.

Amazing projects!!

Stunning art!!

Mary Longberry, your layout is stunning. I love Arlene's Sweet Sentiments box

Love the altered matchboxes! thanks for the inspiration!

The Sweet Sentiments matchbox is my fave! It looks so delicate & feminine that I can't resist it!

Very nice!


I love the matchbook boxes! One of my favorite ways to use the wonderful Graphic 45 paper collections! Wishing you a happy day!


Barbara Diane

What lovely projects ! The little box would make a super nice Valentine card too

Great ideas and inspiration!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

These are both amazing. I absolutely love them.

Gorgeous altered boxes!

Very pretty matchbox projects!

Beautiful projects xx

Awesome inspiration this morning! Thanks Graphic 45 and your team for all of your work and efforts!

lovin the matchboxes!

Beautiful ...love the matchboxes and the layout is just gorgeous!

Lovely layout .. and the boxes are so cute. TFS

Great boxes!

The scrapbooking page from Facebook is really beautiful. I like that the colors chosen coordinate with the photo. Beautiful!

Beautiful boxes!

Wow, I love these match boxes!

Lovely! I must try one of these!

i love the ideas, very beautiful

This is so romantic, love all the colors and prints, so soft and delicate. Think I will have to try this project soon.


Love what you've done with these match boxes!!

So pretty!

Mary Longberry, thank you for sharing your beautiful scrap layout. It is stunning. Your lovely work really makes me feel the love that you put into making it.
Both of the matchboxes are lovely, I just never think to make something like them. Thank you for the inspiration.

Love the matchbox boxes! So pretty!

Gorgeous creations, I just love those new silver drawer pulls. Thanks for the inspiration.

I LOVE those boxes, they are just my kind of thing. Thanks for the inspiration.

All of your collections are must haves. The projects are awesome!

These projects are terrific. I'll have to buy some boxes next time I order stuff.

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