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January 20, 2014

Fun Tutorials For Handmade Gifts & Decor


Hello G45ers,

It's time to jump-start your week with inspiration as we bring you some fun and beautiful tutorials for stylish gifts and home decor! Isn't it wonderful to create a new and decorative craft for your home or office? It's so easy to create elegant decor crafts with Graphic 45! Today we're going to share two marvelous tutorials for beautiful decor that you're sure to love. Miranda Edney has made a fun video tutorial in which she'll share some great techniques for creating altered letters with our French Country collection. Then Olga Struk will take you on a step-by-step tutorial for creating a sophisticated Typography note holder! Both of today's crafts would look great in any room of the house. They are also perfect for handmade gifts! Lets have some fun!

First we wanted to announce this week's new blog contest! We're giving you the chance to win this amazing Typography prize pack this week! Just leave us a blog or Facebook comment this week for your chance to win! 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 this Friday! Stay tuned!

Graphic 45 Typography prize contest win

Now lets get creative with this fun and fabulous idea from Miranda! This is a great project that the whole family can enjoy! In this wonderful video tutorial, Miranda will show you how to create a beautifully decorated letter for your home or office! She used our marvelous French Country collection for this lovely creation. You can also use any of your favorite Graphic 45 collections to capture the unique style that's just right for you! Have fun creating this marvelous craft for yourself or someone you love! Take it away, Miranda!

"So even thought winter is here, I am still on a Fall Decor kick! I wanted to create some letters to hang on our bedroom wall. Mine (not shown) has flowers, I wanted honey’s to be a bit more masculine so I opted for leaves! All you need is a leaf die ( or you can hand cut them, easy to do! ), and a letter. This is a very quick craft, and my nieces even made their own following along! Hope you will follow along and give one a try. " -Miranda



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A Place in Time November Cutouts

French Country-Promenade

French Country-Provance

French Country-Abundance

French Country-Sunflower

French Country-Chipboards 1

French Country-Chipboards 2

Graphic 45 Staples

Ornate Metal Keys

Ornate Metal Keyholes

Metal Butterflies

Petaloo Flowers

Tattered Leave Die

Frayed Burlap Distress Ink

Next we've got another wonderfully clever idea for handmade home decor or gifts! Here is Olga's gorgeous Typography note holder tutorial! This amazing creation features a few easy components including the Graphic 45 Large Tag Album Staples, our Typography collection and a few pretty Graphic 45 Metal Staples. This tutorial is so fun, the entire family can enjoy creating it together! Plus a beautiful note holder like this one is a great way to help you stay organized in the new year! Get inspired to create this stylish work of art with Olga's marvelous and easy tutorial!

Graphic 45 Typography Olga Struk Note Card Holder Tutorial Home Decor Gift













Large Tag Album -4500626
Ornate Metal Label Holder -4500547
Ornate Metal Keys- 4500545
Typography 8x8 Pad -4500775
Typography -Inscribe -4500770
Signature Series Darks

Spellbinders -Large Labels (http://www.spellbinderspaperarts.com/products/p-156-large-labels.aspx




Make three score lines using Scor-Pal.



Fold the top part as accordion fold.


You may use any type of clip.


Attach Typography-Journey as a background paper.



If necessary, alter Ornate Metal Label Holder and attach to the tag.




Hang a pencil on a ring for writing and as an embellishment.



You got a "note holder". It may also be used as a calendar, organizer, photo frame, etc.


See, G45ers, creating breathtaking home decor can be fun and easy! We are so glad that you stopped by our blog today! We had a lot of fun sharing these great ideas with you. Don't forget to leave us a blog or Facebook comment this week for your chance to win that fabulous Typography prize pack! Big thanks to Miranda and Olga for their stunning creations today! There's more inspiration and fun in store for you all week-long here on the Graphic 45 blog. We hope to see you again very soon. Enjoy your day, G45ers!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45



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Would love to win this package! The paper is so versatile

Oh how I love these projects!! And that tutorial is wonderful!!!

This giveaway is so awesome. I have the 12X12 paper and this would just complete my stash. Love these projects. Lucky lucky winner!

Oh I would love to win this!

Wonderful projects! Love that collection.

So if Miranda's nieces can do the French Country letter project then I can too.
Typography tags upside down look gorgeous!

I love this paper! Adorable projects!

So I absolutely love the tag holder. Now for a tutorial on how she got the metal to distress so nicely. I HAVE to know!!!! Love how distressed they look.

Beautiful tag holder. I love the letter project too! Great giveaway as always.

LOVE the Typography paper! Would also LOVE to win some!! WOW!!

"Love Typography". Would love to win some of this line.

Amazing projects!

Great creations...would love to make both of them!!

Oh, what a neat selection of tags! Very inventive! It would be great to win this wonderful prize.

Great tags. Thanks for the chance to win!

Those are very beautiful. Very inspiring. Thanks for the chance.

Love both projects shown today. Really clever. Definitely going to try one of those large letters. I see them in the craft stores all the time and wonder what to do with them. Now I know!


What a fabulous prize, I'm loving the Typography collection, I haven't been able to get it yet, but it is definitely on my 'Wish List'. These projects are stunning, stunning, stunning.

I love the typography collection. Brilliant for home decor. Would love to win this

Wow, if I had a noteholder like this I might actually DO some of the things on my to do list!



I check your blog every morning - so many beautiful creations to inspire! I wish you a happy day!


Barbara Diane

great projects! love the altered letter video demo...thank you for sharing!

It's a GOOD DAY TO HAVE A GOOD DAY! I love love love this collection...

I just love both of these projects!

I enjoy seeing the new products being used. Thank you!

I really love Typography and these amazing projects have inspired me even more! I can always count on seeing something wonderful on your site.

Very clever projects today!

Wow, more astoundingly great projects! So in love with all things G45. Just need to make time to create. This prize would be a great addition to my collection!

Wonderful ideas!!!

Very cleaver decor projects! Would love to win the Topography prize.

Great projects!! Love this paper line and would love to win.

Great tutorial, love the use of the products to create that gorgeous project!

Gorgeous note holder... Good to see the steps, makes it a lot easier to put one together:-)

Love the letter.

TFS another wonderful project using one of G45's favourite staples - tags!

Get this, I'm so old, I can remember when lead type was still being used by printers and not for decoration - dinosaur walking, huh? Typography is most definitely one of my favorites from Graphic 45! Thanks for the chance to win this great prize!

I love both of these collections and I LOVELOVELOVE what the designers have done with them!! Great tutorial that I am going to have to try!! TFS!

note holder is super project for a class I love your papers so much....

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