unique papercrafting graphic 45

January 13, 2014

Home Decor Solutions for a Stylish New Year!


Hello G45ers,

Welcome to another incredible week of fun and inspiration! Are you looking for some stylish new ideas for decorating and organizing your home for the new year? Well we've got some amazing ideas that are sure to get you in the crafting spirit! Our new Couture collection is just perfect for adding elegance and vivid color to your home! Today we're going to share some a gorgeous altered towel rack and wall hangings by Nichola Battilana. Then Maria Cole will wow you with a marvelous altered hook rack! Both of these stunning creations feature Couture! They are just perfect for sprucing up any room of the house! Plus we've got a new blog prize to give away this week! Today's blog is going to be a lot of fun!

Lets begin by announcing our prize winners from last Friday's Win It Before You Buy It contest for By the Sea! Today's winners will receive a $25 By the Sea prize pack before the collection arrives in stores! And the winners are...

From the Blog:

-Vanessa L: "By the Sea" is one of my favorite collections ever!"

-Kathy Thurman: "I just LOVE the new By The Sea! And the little sailboat is too cute!!"

From Facebook:

-Donna English Diggins: "Love love love this! I am a lighthouse nut and have wonderful plans for this collection."

-Linda Bell: "Love by the sea..Thanks for a chance to win!"

Congratulations! Will today's winners please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize!

This is the new blog prize that we're offering this week! It's an incredible $75 Couture prize pack! You could win a Couture 12x12 and 8x8 paper pad, 6x6 Patterns & Solids paper pad, Stickers, Alphabet Stickers, Chipboard Die Cuts 1 & 2, cardstock Banners, Flowers, Tags & Pockets and Graphic 45 Antique Metal Door Pulls! Just leave us a blog or Facebook comment this week for your chance to win! A random winner will be announced on this Friday's blog!

Graphic 45 Prize contest Couture Win

The new year is the perfect time to start thinking about new creative projects. Why not start by some beautiful color and vintage-inspired charm to your home or office? Here are some amazing ideas from our Design Team that are sure to get you inspired! Here is Nichola's amazing towel rack and wall hangings featuring Couture. You can really see how much beauty this collection can add to any room of the house. Plus, these creations are easy and inexpensive to create! Here is what Nichola had to say about them!

"We have a small downstairs loo that I wanted to gussy up for the holidays. I didn’t want to spend too many pennies so I grabbed some of the new Couture collection and set to crafting. I used items I already had on hand (hand-towel rack, old frames, little wooden plaques) and spray painted them black so that all of the items had a coordinating base. Then, I went to town embellishing and decorating with all of the beautiful papers, tags and stickers from Couture. For a room that doesn’t see too much use, this was a very pretty, fast, and inexpensive fix." -Nichola











Large framed pieces:


> Style

> Couture

> Chic

Old metal frames

Black spray paint

White double matts

Small Oval Plaques

Couture 6x6 Patterns & Solids Pad

Couture Chipboard 1

Couture Chipboard 2

Couture Tags & Pockets

Couture Banners

Couture Stickers

Self adhesive pearl accents

Small Wooden Plaques
Black spray paint

Towel Rack


> Accessorize

> Fabulous

> Beautiful

Couture 6x6 Patterns & Solids Pad

Petaloo Embellishment Brads - Shades of White

Self adhesive pearl accents

Black spray paint


It's so fun and easy to find inexpensive storage solutions at thrift stores and consignment shops. What could be better than taking an old object and dressing it up a gorgeous Graphic 45 collection? That's what Maria did with this incredible Couture hook rack! She turned a basic item into a dazzling work of art! Projects like this are so much fun to make. Plus they will encourage you to stay organized! Just imagine how great this hook rack would look in a kitchen, office or bedroom! It even makes an amazing handmade gift! Here is what Maria had to say about this sophisticated work of art!

"These days when I’m searching for fun items to alter, I find myself going towards projects that can be not only beautiful, but totally functional! I found this elegant wooden hook rack and have been holding onto until the perfect paper came along: Couture from Graphic 45! This is such a gorgeous, classy line and just perfect for any project, especially home decor! I wanted to turn this hook rack into a classy piece that I could also hang ribbon and any other embellishments that I’ve been contemplating using. Couture is all about fashion and beauty, so I adorned this home decor piece with plenty of Couture paper and even some bling from my stash. This is one of my favorite paper lines ever and can’t wait to create more home decor and papercrafting creations with Couture!" -Maria


Couture-Altered-Hook-Rack-Graphic45-Maria-Cole-home decor, storage






Graphic 45 Couture Gorgeous

Graphic 45 Couture Beautiful

Graphic 45 Couture Chic

Graphic 45 Couture Accessorize

Graphic 45 Couture Stunning

Graphic 45 Couture Chipboard 1

Jewel pendants

Kaisercraft paper blooms

Sierra Pacific Crafts wooden hook rack

Teresa Collins Vintage Finds rhinestone medallion


We also wanted to take a moment to share some more fun photos of our adventures at CHA in beautiful Anaheim, California! We're teaching a lot of great classes at CHA! Here are 100 class kits for exponential fun! We had a wonderful CHA class!! Thanks to all who attended our Couture class!




Design Team member Denise Hahn holds Denise Johnson's Couture card holder! DT Denise power unite!




 Here's a fun pic of Charee teaching the Couture class! Thanks for attending, everyone!



That's all for today, G45ers. We hope you had a great time and got lots of wonderful ideas on today's blog! We are so excited to see what the new year brings! Big thanks to Nichola and Maria for their stunning crafts today! We hope that you'll all create something special for your home or office with your favorite Graphic 45 collection! Don't forget to leave us a blog or Facebook comment for your chance to win that amazing Couture prize pack this week! We will be back tomorrow with more marvelous ideas to keep you inspired! Thank you so much for stopping by our blog today. We hope you have a magnificent Monday!

With Love and Pretty Paper,

Your Friends at Graphic 45






TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Home Decor Solutions for a Stylish New Year!:


Looks like a wonderful time at the show. The makeover items shown today are totally inspirational and beautiful. Many ideas to steal! Thanks.

Wish I was in the class, looks like great fun. Love the altered and beautiful towel rack . . . fabulous.


So many people in your classes! It would be so wonderful to be one of them! Wishing you a happy day!


Barbara Diane

Beautiful paper! LOVE IT!!

I want to make the Couture card holder!

I've marked my calendar to book my flight October 1 when it should be cheaper to get CA air tickets! So sorry I missed it this year! The classes and products just are so enchanting!!

those projects are beyond beautiful! Plus I love seeing your CHA pics!

Loved these home decor projects! Thanks for the inspiration and a chance to win. Such pretty paper and embellishments and I have a bunch of old frames. Michelle t.

I just love Couture. One of my favorites.

Happy Monday!

Love this kit, thanks for all the projects. Looks like lots of fun at CHA.

Yes! The Couture line is exactly what I need for a project for my makeup table! It's perfect.

I love those ideas for home decor.

The towel rack and altered hook are so gorgeous. One word, LOVE IT!

Wonderful projects today - that paper is fab!

LOVE THAT COUTURE DECOR! Great projects today! Awesome prize package too!

These are fabulous home decor ideas! They would work well in my bathroom!

Couture is by far my favorite collection.I' working on some projects & at the same time I' also hoarding the paper,so I' love to win some more of it!

Gorgeous decor ideas.

I love the Couture collection! It was just what I was hoping for in a new "fashion" collection line. It's a dream to create with! Nichola's wall plaque is gorgeous! Love the idea and I just might have to steal it for our guest bathroom! Thanks for the inspiration!

Thanks for the home décor ideas. Please post more! I'm crossing my fingers to win this prize

I would have loved to be in that class! And I think that towel hanger would be something that I want to recreate for my home.

love your papers. all of them.

Those home decor pieces are fabulous!!!

Beautiful projects!!

Fabulous décor ideas. I think I will try the hook rack in my kitchen using French Country. Thanks for the great idea.

Would love to win it!

Your papers and pretties really inspire me. Love the quality and designs.

Someday I will be at CHA. I would love to meet all of you. Love your product line.

Great projects and great paper.. couture is one of my wife's favorite papers from your latest collections.

My powder room is desperately in need of redecorating, the Couture motif would be perfect !

Getting ready to redo my bedroom. Thanks for the ideas.

Love everything today. Truly inspiring.

What a pretty new collection...and your projects are fabulous!

Awesome creations, love them all. But I like the framed prints the most. I love DP and seeing it stand alone in those frames is the bomb. Thanks for the inspiration.

Very stylish decor!!

Great home decor ideas!

Pretty new collection. Thanks for the chance to win...

Beautiful papers. Truly inspirational ideas for home decor. The hook rack and towel rail are especially fantastic !!

Beautiful home decor projects using one of my favorite collections of yours...Couture. Love it!

Newer Comments

The comments to this entry are closed.