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April 14, 2014

Craft Fashion with Couture


Happy Monday, G45ers!

We hope you are doing wonderful this fine Monday morning! Who is already thinking about Mother's Day and wracking their brains for ideas? Well, we have a great idea from Susan Lui using Couture today! We also have a stunning set of ATCs by Romy Veul using Couture. Also, it's Monday, so it's time for another great blog giveaway!

It's giveaway time! Who loves Typography? Well this great prize pack can be yours! A Typography 8x8 pad, Chipboard, Tags & Pockets, and Ornate Metal Keyholes! Woo hoo! Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page. What a great contest!


Susan provides a great idea for Mother's Day! Enjoy this Couture jewelry box tutorial below. A brilliant idea to surprise your mom with handmade jewelry and a gorgeous gift box. Have you used our ATC Book Box? Perfect for those special gifts.


"This is a jewelry box I created for Mother’s Day using Graphic 45’s Staples ATC Book Box and Couture collection.




This is a beautiful handmade pendant my daughter made. Isn’t it exquisite?

Couture Jewelry Box Tutorial

I’ve written up a tutorial for it. It’s not difficult and can be done in a few hours, once you gather up your materials.

To begin, here’s a list of what you’ll need:

List of Supplies:

Graphic 45 Staples ATC Book Box
Graphic 45 Couture patterned papers – Accessorize, Gorgeous, Elegant, Couture
Graphic 45 Couture Chipboard 2
Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Key
Black lace
Prima Flower

1. Paint the edges of your Staples ATC Book Box black. There’s no need to paint all of the box. Just the edges that won’t be covered by patterned paper.

2. Cover the walls of the book box with the striped Accessorize patterned paper.


3. Select some patterned paper and embellishments you’ll want on the top of your book box. This is what I’m going to use.


4. String black lace through a Graphic 45 ornate metal key.

5. Cover the top of the book box with Classy patterned paper and adhere the key with lace to the box. Allow the key to dangle over the front of the box.

6. Carefully cut out the inside of the Elegant patterned paper, leaving just the border. Line the inside of the border with doily and adhere this to the top of the box, over the black lace. 

7. Stick on a Couture chipboard element to the centre of the collage as shown.


8. Layer the metal embellishment and flower over the chipboard element.


9. You’re almost done. Here’s the view from the side.


10. Cut some flowers and coupons from Gorgeous and Beautiful patterned papers, select your favourite Couture chipboard and layer them on to the front and sides of the box as shown. And you’re done!




Romy shows off our ATC Staples with these great Couture ATCs! These are so beautiful, just like Romy and her fantastic style.


"I simply love the new Staples ATC tags, because they are such an adorable size. I used the ATC tags as a template for these two tags that were made from the gorgeous Couture collection." - Romy





Supply List:

 Couture 8x8 Pad
Couture Tags & Pockets
Couture Chipboard 2
Staples Artist Trading Tags - Kraft

Who's going to make something fabulous with Couture today? We love these ideas, and we're excited to get a jumpstart on our handmade Mother's Day! Thanks to Susan and Romy. And don't forget to take part in our contest! 

Happy Papercrafting,

Graphic 45

Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here



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Beautiful tutorial ! Would love to Typography!

What a wonderful box . Would love to win typography ....Love the words and letters

Oh I love that box. I have got to get one of those.

Beautiful projects! Would love to win!!

Oh my goodness this jewelry box are soooooooo gorgeous. I just HAVE to give that a try sometime soon. I love it.

The words Are in the pprs - Stylish Couture, chic + a few more I can think of - magnifique, Tres belle et superbe!!!
Mothers day has been & gone here in UK but these would make beautiful gifts, whatever the occasion!
Wonderful giveaway again too :)))

wow! stunning! I absolutely love both these paper ranges. The tags are very vibrant,and the ATC box is just gorgeous.

Thanks for the tutorial on the ATC Box and ATC Tags. It's so easy to layer the elements of a project with step by step instruction.

Gorgeous projects! I love the idea of the jewelry box with a special piece tucked inside for Mother's Day. Oh, and I sure could use that paper!

Those are gorgeous. Love them. Thanks for the chance.

Would love to win typography. Thanks for the chance.

Lovely box and tutorial ... x

this is so pretty, I would love to make this for my mom

Awesome jewelry box.

The tags are so pretty. The colors just pop out at you.

I would love to win the giveaway since I can't find a close LSS to buy graphic 45 paper.

Beautiful projects, love the box! Would love to win typography, thanks for the chance.

Your 'book box' is the best. Can't get enough of 'em. The jewelry box is sooo cute. Love it!

Would love love love to win this

Love the set, there are so many things that Typography works for.

would love to win this beautiful collection!

Wonderful pieces - gorgeous colors - as always G45.

LOVE Typography! Just bought a couple pieces and used them the same day! Definitely need more! The book box is next on my to do list!!!!

Absolutely beautiful! I must try and make one, too! LOVE IT!!



Love this gorgeous project. Thanks for sharing the step by step tutorial too!!!

absolutely stunning. The papers really lend themselves to such a pretty project.

Couture is perfect for Mother's Day. Love the box. That bit of doily poking out is sweet. Some typography would be fun. G45 has the best giveaways!


LOL...when I saw the box I thought "tres chic" and then saw the card that said the same thing. I think that is a sign that I should win this. :) The box and the cards are really beautiful!

What a wonderful way to start the week. Love the book box and the ATCs. Thank you for sharing. What would we do with out you?


Very pretty! Great giveaway! Thanks for a chance to win!

Both projects really have my crafting mojo going, so I am thinking I need to win this giveaway. Thanks for your inspiration and generosity!

I love doing these little boxes, they are a great size. This one is so very pretty! And the paper is gorgeous. Thanks for the tutorial. :)

Beautiful jewelry box!

Beautiful jewelry box. Love the tags too. Thank you for a chance to win. Michelle t

Will be definitely putting one of these together! Thanks for sharing!

I really want to give this project a try!

what mother wouldn't want a jewelry box this beautiful. Love the colors on the album. the oranges are great.

Gorgeous Inspiration!
Thanks for the opportunity to win Typography! It is an amazing collection!

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