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May 08, 2014

Spring to Life with Graphic 45


Some of our G45ers have been experiencing cold that just won't let go! So, let's beckon spring with some beautiful projects here on the blog! Miranda Edney shares altered letters that remind us it's a season of growth here in the Northern Hemisphere. Susan Lui shares a simply stunning Botanical Tea Book Box covered in fussy cut blooms.  

Don't forget to take part in this week's contest! Look at all the beautiful Sweet Sentiments treats you could win! Comment here or on Facebook today.


This project by Miranda is a perfect idea for spring home decor! Perfect for sunrooms, mantle decoration, and more!

"I don’t know about you all, but I am ready for Spring! On a cold day here awhile back, I decided to alter some letters as I dreamed of warmer weather :) These are the little one dollar letters , and they are so easy to alter! A coat of gesso, and you are good to go! I used mostly A Ladies' Diary (oldie but goodie!) with hints of Secret Garden. Hope you like it, hugs!" - Miranda




Graphic 45 Papers:

A Ladies Diary Papers Assorted
Secret Garden-Leafy Treetops
Secret Garden-May Flowers
Secret Garden-Chipboard 1
Graphic 45 Staples Metal Butterflies
Spellbinders Gilded Gates Die
Craft Letters
Tresors De Luxe Laces
Misc Metal Embellies

Susan shares an absolutely stunning Botanical Tea Book Box. We love her use of the Shabby Chic Metal Door Pulls as well! 

"Have you seen the new Graphic 45 Staples Book Box, the  Shabby Chic metal Staples and the oh-so-beautiful Botanical Tea collection? They’re some of my favorites from CHA this year and I had to create something making use of all of them together. And this is the memory box I came up with.

I painted the book box in white acrylic paint, then covered it with the blue patterned paper from Botanical Tea. I then fussy-cut lots of details and layered those with the chipboard die cuts, a heart doily and some flowers for the box cover." - Susan


Our Book Boxes can be turned into any treasure you want to create! How fun!







 List of Supplies:

Botanical Tea patterned papers - Botanical Tea, Birds of a Feather, Spring Duet, Hello Friend, Sweet Chamomile, Love Notes
Botanical Tea 8x8 Paper Pad
Botanical Tea Chipboard 2
Graphic 45 Staples Book Box
Graphic 45 Staples Shabby Chic Door Pull

Did this day of projects put a spring in your step? They did ours! Thanks to Miranda and Susan and thanks for joining us today.


Celebrating Spring,

Graphic 45

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Absolutely stunning creativity in these pieces of art I love them both wonderful miranda and susan

Now I'm inspired to alter my little box! Thank you!

TFS todays projects ,so inspirational!!

what a great reminder to do just that!

What fantastic projects today. Thanks for sharing.

Super projects! Just in time for my weekend dedicated to scrapping!

The Botanical Tea Book Box is stunning. Great ideas for both projects.

Oh me oh my I just love both these projects here, and again with these absolutely most stunning ever papers used on them.

Beautiful projects as always!! WOW!!

Wonderful creative projects!! Always here on the G45 blog!!

There'll be a Spring in my step as soon as the coffee kicks in. And now I have the G45 inspiration to motivate me.

Stunning art!!!

The projects are so beautifully detailed especially the "letter" one.

Beautiful box and altered letters. So detailed!

Thanks to Miranda and Susan for sharing their beautiful projects!

beautiful projects! I'm inspired to get busy creating!

I do have the staples book box so it would be nice to win some paper to cover it with!

I feel like a little kid in a candy store when I look at the Graphic 45 site! :) Both projects are beautiful and the papers and embellishments used are delicious. Love the little bird nesting in the altered O.

Both are amazing projects! I am looking for more sweet sentiments maybe today is the day. Thanks for the chance.

Each time Graphic 45 comes out with a new line, I wonder how they will top that one? But they always do!!! Not only do they have the best graphic design papers on the market, but their papers INSPIRE you to want to make beautiful, innovative items and projects. Thank you, G45!

Beautiful Projects...Awesome Products...Creative Inspiration!!!

Lovely projects! Great inspirations to get started on something beautifully done with Graphic 45. My favorite papers of all time!

Spring has sprung here in the great Northwest - everything's almost blinding green and the lilacs are starting to pop. Makes me think of the Sweet Sentiments line! Thanks for the awesome inspiration!

These are beautiful!

Two great project's, i have been inspired.Love the graphic 45 paper's.

Beautifully crafted projects, love the inspiration!!!!

Beautiful, simply beautiful!!!

Oh I love those letters. I especially love the wing on the R. How very clever.

Wow...such imagination and talent!


Such lovely projects today! Especially like the altered book box - so many uses for that!

Love the Botanical Tea Book Box! Thanks for the chance t0 win!

Great projects.

Beautiful and inspiring projects, as always!

So pretty and amazing! Thanks for the inspiration!

Stunning & beautiful! Love the 'ickle chick in the O, awe... :))

Gorgeous box! I love all the fussy cutting. That's what is so great about G45 compared to other paper companies: the papers alone are everything you need for a project!

lovely project, that box is amazing. Love all G45 collection

LOVE both of these gorgeous creations! great tutorial!! TFS!

I agree...Botanical Tea is a perfect choice for spring. Sweet Sentiments also has gorgeous flowers, but I see this one more for summer. Thanks for offering this terrific product prize!

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