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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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wow, just love the cake and spool. Such talent everywhere.

The tiered cake is absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for a chance to win.

The cake is spectacular! You have such a clever Design Team!

Wow! what beautiful projects.

Oh Wow ... how fun and creative are both these projects! That cake box just amazing... with all those gorgeous folds!
Altered spool ...omg I love it... love that Couture Collection... just so awesome how Denise used the stickers, and those embellishments and the fabulous button closure... I love it !!!


Wow, I just love that cake box!! So fun and so beautiful!

You truly are best! I love your new paper lines and the inspiration they bring! Thanks for doing such a generous give a way!

I always love your DT projects! LOVE that cake inspired tiered box!

Gorgeous projects fantastic paper collection. G45 again you have a winning team.

Stunning Typography collection prize, I so would love to win this collection.
Magnificent cake box tutorial, so much paper pleating, but absolutely magnificent !!

That spool is just the neatest thing! Such a clever idea! I will definitely try making one. Thanks for sharing it!

Oh my god, I really LOVE these projects here, especially the cake hit me really hard, and I just got the most wonderful idea for it, as I´ve already been asked to make a keepsake for one of my daughters girlsfriends, who´s getting married here in the spring, and this would be perfect, I think.
Thanks so much for the great tut here too, and mostly the great idea.
Have a wonderful week-end ahead everyone and lots of crafty fun.

A spool book! Yes! Gotta make me one now! Mahalo for always sharing inspirational projects.

These projects are awesome! I love the altered spool and they would make awesome gifts.

The cake box is gorgeous!! On a different note~~~I'm from Texas originally, so I love your accent! I have a question...I always seem to buy the wrong glue sticks. Can you tell me what gun & glue sticks you used on your amazing project? THX!

Wow, didn't realize it was made from 3 boxes! what a fab idea, it is beautiful! Love the paper as well,

I'm always amazed at the creativity of your designers. The roll of fabric is one of a kind! Miranda's project is so ... her. Her projects are always fabulous, and this is no exception. Thanks again for the inspiration. Jess

I would be honored to win this collection ... it's one of my favorites. It reminds me of my late father, a printer!

Wow! Amazing projects!

I always look forward to seeing the new paper lines and fabulous creations from the DT. Can't wait to see what's next to inspire me!

Wow! These projects are amazing! I really love the spool! I would have never thought of the muslin, but so inexpensive! I will have to try this for sure!

The altered spool is genius! See why I never throw anything away?

Wow such an awesome cakestand. All the projects are incredibly fun.marg0006 at Verizon dot net

Beautiful projects full of creativity. Thank you for the inspiration. Really loving that couture collection.

I am so impressed with the talent you have on your team. I am in love with all of your papers. Keep up the good work and never stop creating.

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