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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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I just can't get enough Graphic 45!!! Everyone is so creative! thank you for the wonderful ideas!

Love the Botanical Tea!

Love the Botanical Tea - what a beautiful Mother's Day card it would make.

Love the key holder, so very pretty.

love the collection. The most beautiful collection so far, I think. The altered hook is so beautiful and the altered radio is so cool.

Oh wow the altered radio is just awesome! but the wood rack is something I'd like to do! just beautiful!

I love the Botanical collection!

OMG, OMG, OMG this is one of my favorite collections, so pretty and I would so beg, plead, and maybe dance a jig if I won just a little bit of it.
Thank ya'll for a chance to win it.
"Happy Crafting"

Love the radio upgrade - funny how everything goes better with beautiful paper from G45

So amazing projects... love them!

I just love these altered projects! The radio is adorable and I love the hanger rack and the papers used were just right! Awesome!

I'd love to have the chance. Thanks Graphic 45 is the best.

great make overs, I love that old radio, I think the make-over makes it look so much more interesting, and makes for a conversation piece. to both designers, great job and talented

Those are some really cute projects. And I'd love to win some Botanical Tea goodies to assist in my card making.

Your color choices and gorgeous images make your paper the prettiest available anywhere!

The radio is amazing it reminded me of when my brother would carry it around the house on his shoulder. You are so darn creative. I love washi tape for the same reasons it makes everything look better. The rack is so beautiful I would love to upcycle things like these. You are both so creative. When you run out of room for all the things you make you could do giveaways with these items. Thanks for starting my week in such a wonderful way.

Me please!

I would love to win! I think these ideas are smashing. :)

Lovely papers and brilliant inspired projects

Wow love these projects so inspiring! Thanks for the ideas and love graphics 45!

I LOVE this collection. Almost running out of it already so it woudl be GREAT to win a re-fill!!!

There are so many amazing creations. Love all the inspiration that ya'll give us! Please keep it up!

I just love the colors of Botanical Tea!

Beautiful things! Everything you make is sooooo inspiring!

Awesome projects and collection love to win this !

Very clever projects & well done!

wow what a gorgeous prize thanks for the change.
the DT projects are stunning.

gr karin

Love this pattern, Botanical Tea, so soft looking

The botanical tea paper is awsome! Love it.

I love this collection, but then, I love them all! Thanks for the beautiful projects.

Cool projects. I love Botanical Tea! I've been looking in my area for it and No one here sells much of G45, I'm going to have to order it. Winning this set would be great!

Gorgeous collection!

Both lovely projects! The upcycled radio is great fun to look at and was a good find- loved the story...And the spring key holder, just to very pretty, very pretty...
Thank you, graphic 45 for the chance to participate in another drawing to win such beautiful products! Good luck to all who enter here...Oh I spy with my little eyes, the tags that were used in the Botanical Tea table decoration tutorial video! What fun to give it whirl with those tags...the basket or...hmm.

Love these projects. Thanks for the inspiration.

Absolutely beautiful creations! WOW!!

Neato radio redo, lovely wall dealy, and oh my, a chance to win some BT? Count me in!

Great use of vintage product and beautiful G45 paper!! LOVE IT!!

oooh, i like this rack-thing very much <3

Beautiful collection. Keep themcomin.

What fun! I love your DTs inspiration!!! They are so creative!

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