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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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Seriously, there is no place like Graphic 45. Such wonderful ideas that provide inspiration and joy.

Definitely over-the-top projects today! I would never have thought about making either one!

Another beautiful paper collection. All of the projects are so inspiring. Hope I see my name in the list of winners. Thanks!

Both projects today are totally amazing! I love that gorgeous cake! It would so beautiful at a bridal shower, wouldn't it? And the altered spool is pure genius! I love the way your designers think outside the box!

Fabulous - I would love to do the spool!

I just love this blog, it really makes my day. So many gorgeous things to try. I just got my Sweet Sentiments Paper Pads today . They are super.

The cake looks yummy and I love the spool. Would love to win this prize Pack!

I really like your projects today. I have been saving empty thread spools since I was little. I even have a great deal of Very old wooden ones with the tops still on. Great way to use and share with others.

Love the cake inspiration for this project...very nice interpretation. The spool is interesting. I never would have thought of this on my own.

Great project, love them all

Awesome creations and collection. Great idea with the spool and so lovely. Thanks for the inspiration.

Oh!! The cake boxes are just beautiful. Love the spool too. You Ladies are so talented, good job. Thanks for showing us these great projects.

Wonderful projects and a great prize. Thank you for a chance to win.

Oh my gosh, both are beautiful projects !! Seriously HAVE to get the Couture collection, it is stunning!! Tfs :))

Love all your beautiful papers and amazing projects!

Wow! Great projects!

Oh how fantastic - I have just bought some Couture paper - LOVE it!

Wonderful projects!

Loved the projects--especially the altered spool. Thanks for sharing the inspiration!

Two very creative projects that are gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration.

Wooowww!!! Ese proyecto con el carrete de hilo con la colección Couture, es increíble, me encanta!!!

These are gorgeous pieces! Love them!

Love the altered art. The papers are so gorgeous.

Lovely inspiration to try in this cold weather.

The cake is beautiful and there are no calories ♥

I don't know how you guys do it! The most AMAZING projects!!!


Thanks for another day of inspiring projects. Love Miranda's cake! I might have to try to make one too.

What great projects, as usual. The cake is awesome, and the little spool would be so much fun to make. Thanks for the inspiration.

Both of today's projects are so wonderful. The spool idea is right up my alley. I have a jar of old spools just waiting to be altered.

What a cute idea!

Love them both but I have to say that cake is a must try!

I love that faux cake box!!!

Such clever projects!

Wow these projects just blow me away the work and creativity that go into them good on them!!! Wish my brain worked like that.. I love graphic45 and thanks for the inspiration... Sara

G45 always gives a 'WOW' with inspiration, projects and products.. thank you!

Wonderul, creative projects. Thanks for sharing with us.


So cute! Would love to win!

The spool idea is so creative! Would love a chance to win the Typography collection. I would just add it to what I already own!

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