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April 28, 2014

Great Altered Art Ideas with Graphic 45


Happy Monday G45ers!

Welcome to the blog this Monday. We have two fantastic projects! One is a wonderful retro re-do by Nichola Battilana. Maria Cole shares a spring project that will inspire some spring upcycling. Then, you know what Monday means! More Sneak Peek winners and a new blog contest!

Who wants to win this $30 Botanical Tea prize pack? Just comment here on our blog or on Facebook to win. It's that easy!


Now, time to announce our last round of Sneak Peek prize winners! Our randomly chosen winners are....


From Facebook:


-Frances Schaak: This is one of the best collections Love the colors


-Marie Frederick: love come away with me paper. Would love to be a winner


-Deborah Hemsworth: I have come to the conclusion that if Graphic 45 products were edible I would be the size of a house by now!!!!


From the blog:


-Caryl Robinson: I love all the new additions to this collection!! It is going to be soooooooo much fun to work(play?) with!!!


-Janet Schut: Beautiful collection! Love it!!!!


-Pam Spradlin: I am loving those stamps. I can't say which is my favorite because I am sure that I would use them all. I especially like the trolley stamp...we still use trolleys in our town so that would get the most use.


Congratulations, winners! Please email joanna@g45papers.com with your shipping info to claim your prize. Thanks to all of our G45ers for joining us for Sneak Peeks. Look for the new collections in stores in late May!


This Typography altered radio by Nichola is so fantastic. What a great project to give life to something that brings fond memories!


"My husband brings home a lot of junk. A LOT. I can’t complain because of the sprawling, growing, sneaking piles of craft stash that I contribute. When he brought home an old school radio I rolled my eyes. But he plugged it in and it worked and suddenly I was nostalgic, remembering dancing around in my bedroom to 'Safety Dance' or 'Take on Me'. Deciding that perhaps this old thing wasn’t really junk after all I set to work on giving it a makeover.

For all of the curvy bits and odd shaped angles I simply covered with Washi Tape. LOVE the thick black tape with the Typography pattern because it can be torn and cut and stuck together and the edges practically camouflage themselves! The rest is covered with Inspire, Create, Inscribe and Dream." - Nichola






Supply List:

> Inspire
> Create
> Inscribe
> Dream
Washi Tape Set

Maria really brings new life to common home goods with this Sweet Sentiments altered hook rack. Great idea to update your mail storage!

"I had a blast altering this wooden hook rack using Graphic 45’s cheerful Sweet Sentiments paper and embellishments! I wanted this hook rack to have a really springy feel, so I incorporated several layers of fussy cut flowers and some fun chipboard by Gina’s Designs. Not only does it make for a pretty wall hanging, but it also functions as a greeting card organizer. Inside my hook rack, I used my Sweet Sentiments 8x8 pad and matching tags & pockets to create folders that I could stash some everyday cards in." - Maria








Sweet Sentiments Hook Rack Supplies

Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments Perfect Pearls
Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments All My Love
Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments Easter Greetings
Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments Violet Bouquet
Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments 8x8 Pad
Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments Chipboard
Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments Tags & Pockets
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Metal Door Pulls
Sierra Pacific Crafts wooden hook rack
Gina’s Designs – Queen Anne’s Lace
Petaloo mixed blossoms – soft lavender
Liquid Pearls – Platinum

Recollections spray

Thanks for joining us this fine Monday! Many thanks to Nichola and Maria. Don't forget to comment today to win the Botanical Tea prize pack!

Your Pals in Paper,

Graphic 45

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Great projects! Love the Botanical Tea paper collection, so pretty & love the soft colors. Thanks for the chance to win....

I love the radio idea. I wonder how it will look on my old TV.

Wow, those projects are amazing, I would love to make something beautiful of my own with this line of products.

Wonderful papers. The botanicals are simply beautiful!

I just love the wall hanging and card holder its just beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win.

WOW! Everythings is beautiful.

Very unique projects!!!

I like these items. The projects are such a good idea.

love botanical tea used it in so many proyects so sweeeeet!

Absolutely love Botanical Tea ! and Sweet Sweet Sentiments !! There's nothing more to say !

Such CLEVER ideas! Love them. Thanks for sharing. Now I need to get in my art room and make something!!

Love this collection! Thank you for the chance to win!

Would love to win xx


Botanical Tea is my new love. I cannot find it locally. The one store that sold Graphic 45 has closed. (Tear) Now, that I have found Graphic 45, other papers look so...so plain. I know I would really enjoy using these prizes. And for the radio, I was awed by its updated appeal. I am now off to look around the house for something to up-cycle!!!!

I'm probably too late for this giveaway since I just received this post in Tuesday's emails! But, I love the papers and staples in your Botanical Tea line. Great projects, as always.

Gorgeous projects as always!!!!

Gorgeous projects as always! Love Botanical Tea!

Amazing transformation art! Botanical Tea paper is my favorite! Thanks for the chance.

Glad I don't have to choose which project I like better - great job ladies! Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway.

Very pretty paper!

The Botanical Tea papers are to die for!!!!! I love them and hope they are here to stay for awhile!!!!

What an original idea. Just love all the papers.

What lovely work by the designers!! Such an inspiration!!!
Thank you so much for the chance to win this fabulous prize!!

Wow-I love that refurbished radio! And the hook rack is so gorgeous!

Such great projects! I am a great one to find things at the thrift store and do them over with my G45 collections. These are inspirational. Just a few more Botanical Tea bits and I'll be ready for another...

These projects are amazing. The radio, great idea.
Love botanical tea!!!!!!!

This hook rack is STUNNING!! Love your products, but also LOVE all the ideas your artists come up with! SOOOOO inspirational!

Gorgeous projects.

would love to win I haven't got this line yet! Beautiful projects.

I would love to win! Thank you for entering my name in your draw.

Each time I see something crafted from Botanical Tea, I see sweet, pastels, spring & pretty. The radio in Typography is an awesome resurrection - Bravo.

How awesome are these altered projects? That radio is SO cool, and the altered hook rack is simply stunning! (Both of them make me want to go and indulge in something off the page myself, and I am not usually an OTP girl!)

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