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January 23, 2014

Discover Vintage Style With Altered Art


Hello G45ers,

We're bringing style and vintage charm to your day with some gorgeous ideas for handmade altered art today! It is such a rewarding feeling to take an ordinary object and turn it into a work of art using Graphic 45 papers and Staples! Today we're excited to share two fabulous ideas that are filled with classic Graphic 45 vintage elegance! You'll see some amazing stacked cake boxes by Miranda Edney that feature our collection A Ladies' Diary. Then Denise Johnson will wow you with a fabulous Couture altered spool! You're going to be amazed at how these talented artists transformed these basic items into true treasures! Get ready for some fun!

Just a quick reminder about the wonderful prize giveaway we're having this week on our blog! Today is your last chance to enter to win this amazing Typography prize pack! This beautiful prize contains a Typography 8x8 paper pad, Stickers, Chipboard Die-Cut, Tags & Pockets, Tag Album Staples and Metal Hinges! That's a $35 value! A random winner will be announced on our blog tomorrow! Just leave us a blog or Facebook comment for your chance to win!

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Creating gorgeous vintage-inspired crafts is easy with Graphic 45! Just look at Miranda's incredible altered boxes featuring A Ladies' Diary! You can find inexpensive stacking boxes at most discount stores and craft shops. Dress them up in your favorite Graphic 45 papers and Staples and you've got a timeless work of art for your home or office! Altered boxes like this also make perfect gifts for friends and family! Unlock the charm and beauty of altered art with Graphic 45! There's even a wonderful video tutorial that Miranda created to show you how to create your own exquisite stacked cake boxes! Wow! Take it away, Miranda!

"I have a deep affection for beautiful cakes! I see them all over Pinterest and always save them. My inspiration for this box came from that. I see myself attempting many more! This was very easy to do, just using half “rosettes.” You can recreate one of this very quickly, and they make beautiful home decor!" -Miranda


Video Tutorial:
















A Ladies Diary Paper Pad

Graphic 45 Staples Ornate Metal Key

May Arts Ribbon





Paper Mache Nesting Boxes


Here is another perfectly vintage-inspired piece of altered art. Here we have Denise's fabulous altered spool featuring Couture! This is such a fun and clever idea! This marvelous creation features some clever uses for the Couture Cling Stamps, Chipboard Die-Cuts and pretty papers. Since Couture is a collection that's dedicated to vintage fashion, it's all too fitting that Denise decided to create a beautiful altered spool! You can have so much fun getting creative with Couture! Let Denise's creation inspire you to create a perfect piece of altered art with elegant vintage-inspired style!























Couture 12x12 Paper Pad

Couture Cling Stamp 1, 2, 3

Couture Chipboard Die-Cut 1

Couture Flowers



Wooden Spool


That's all for today, G45ers. We hope you got some great ideas for altered art you'd like to create with your favorite Graphic 45 collection! Don't forget to leave us a blog or Facebook comment today for your chance to win that amazing Typography prize pack! We will announce a winner on tomorrow's blog, along with more stunning craft inspiration! Big thanks to Miranda and Denise for their gorgeous creations today! We wish you all a happy, crafty day!


Your Pals in Paper,


Team Graphic 45



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This cake looks good enough to eat! Also looks like fun to make.

Always inspiring.

I have stacks of boxes all over my house. Now I need to make a tiered cake out of them - beautiful! Love the spool of Couture.

Love all your beautiful papers and inspiring project ideas

Here in the Wisconsin deep freeze I have lots of crafting time and was running out of ideas. Thanks for sharing the delicious cake. Yum!

I love the cake!!! I took pictures of the spool at CHA and thought it was so beautiful and appreciated the talent!

Yummy cake!!

I love the altered box cake it is fantastic. I will be making that!!!!
Thanks so much for the inspiration!!

These are amazing. As always fine inspiration. Everything is so pretty. Thanks. Michelle t

Perhaps mixed media crafting isn't that scary afterall; these projects are very pretty.

Amazing projects. Thanks for all the great ideas.

I ❤ vintage inspired altered art! Just one of the reasons I love G45!

Beautiful projects from exquisite papers-thanks for the daily inspiration!

Amazing ideas. Really love the cake.

great projects! especially the spool, what a clever and creative project!

So very clever!!! Love them all!!

starting my 2nd Mother Goose mini today. Love the graphics!!

Wonderful projects! Love waking up and checking your blog for such fun inspiration.

The cake boxes are so creatively amazing!! Both projects are inspiring.

More fun goodies to play with

OH MY! LOVE the Cake Boxes!!! I am going to give them a try!!! TFS!

Just so yummy!!! What a novel idea!!!
I just love this paper line!

Just love seeing the new ideas and tutorials. As usual they're great projects.
Thanks for sharing.

What an adorable cake! I think I could do that....and I'm definitely giving it a try. Woo Hoo!


this cake is gorgeous....love your ideas. Just a note....the tutorial video is not working right..stops when you start cutting strips...hope you can fix it...I would love to see the rest...
Thanks so much :)

The best kind of cake...no calories! Great projects.

Can we say, "Over the top awesome!!!" WOW - what a great way to start the day with these two fabulous projects! Thank you.

Beautiful projects shown today! I especially love the "cakes" --- what a clever use of half rosettes. Now I have to try making some!

Love all the great creations and G45 is the BEST!! LOVE IT!!

Beautiful cake...just marvelous! WOW! Always wonderful ideas and inspiration....

Very cleaver projects.

Miranda and Denise, thank you for sharing your wonderful creations. The altered spool is a project I would not have thought of. The box cake is amazing, I can see that used for a bridal or baby shower.

Can't wait to get started on the spool project. Looks like so much fun! Would be great as gifts for my "sewing" friends.

Two great projects...awesome inspiration and a chance to win a great prize. It is a glorious day in G45 land today!

Clever ideas! I love the Couture collection.

I absolutely love your papers. Can't find them locally so have to order from Amazon. I am such a fan of your designs. That spool is amazing.

Ilove the creativity&especially the beautiful papers?I'm just longing to win some!

These are both such inspired projects! Love this collection!

I love to see this fantastic inspiration!

lOvE the AlTeRed ArT ProJeCtS!!!!!

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