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July 09, 2014

Classy Couture Creations


Who wants to have a classy, fabulous, stylish, and chic day? Well, then let's share some Couture projects! We have seen so many beautiful Couture creations shared by our G45ers recently, and today is filled with absolute awe-inspiring projects from our Design Team! Donna Espiritu shares an upcycled Couture box that will wow you with its gorgeous layers, flowers, and beautiful embellishments. The amazing Miranda Edney will share a Couture altered sewing machine and mini album! These two will surely inspire any altered art projects, and reminds us that upcycling can be truly gorgeous!

First, we have a colorful, layered masterpiece from Donna! We just love this fabulous project.

"I like collecting and recycling stuff to alter. This box is made out of recycled cardboards. I painted the 6 pcs of  5 1/2 x 5 1/2 square panels with black gesso. And then covered later on with some beautiful papers from the "Couture collection". I had fun embellishing the box as well as the mini-album." ~Donna





There's even a great mini album inside! So beautiful!




Love how this mini opens and she uses the cardstock and paper pieces to make gorgeous tabs for each page!



Supplies used:

Graphic 45 "Couture" paper pack collection
Graphic 45 "Couture" cardstock stickers
Graphic 45 "Couture" chipboard 1
Graphic 45 "Couture" Chipboard 2

Graphic 45 "Couture" flowers
Graphic 45 "Couture" banners
Graphic 45 "Couture" tags and pockets
Black gesso
Black ink
Satin ribbon
Flower rosette lace trim
Pearl strings
Faux peacock feather
Butterfly charm
Decorative pin

We love that all the upcycled projects today also have a corresponding mini album! This sewing machine by Miranda is such a beautiful piece and perfect for home decor or for the lover of sewing in your life!

"I had so much fun creating this little project. And for someone who has a really hard time making mini albums, doing it in this manner was so easy! The coordinating sticker sheets and chipboards made it super fun and quick to embellish the pages too! Lots of room for pix :) " ~Miranda





Miranda so wonderfully uses our Artist Trading Tag Staples to make this mini album. Love it!





Supply List:

 Graphic 45 Papers
Couture-Patterns & Solids
Graphic 45 Staples
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keys
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads
Antique Metal Ornate Metal Keyhole
Washi Tape Set
Artist Trading Tags Ivory
Ingvild Bolme Resin and Tassel
Ribbon, Twine
Wooden Spool

What a great Wednesday this has been! Thanks to Donna and Miranda for sharing their great talents with us. Join us tomorrow for more fun here on the G45 blog!


Happy Papercrafting,

Graphic 45

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wow, those are beautiful.

oh! I`m in shock! It is absolutely perfect projects from Miranda and Donna!!!

So pretty!!!

Fantistic!! To have such talent!

What wonderful ideas. Just love the papers with these projects.

Amazing projects! I love the sewing machine by Miranda.

Love the new projects as usual. Love, love, love the new by the sea collection.

Such wonderful and creative projects as always.

Amazing creations today - WOW!!

beautiful! Couture is one of my favorites

Sooo beautiful projects here again today, I´m totally stunned with them all, just beautiful work from everyone, that´s for sure.

Love the sewing machine! It's so cute!

Those are totally amazing. Love them.

These are gorgeous, classy "Couture" mini-albums and projects! They're usable as well as "fashionista-style." They make me want to go YEAH for GR45and all its collections!

Outstanding inspiration today! Wish I could leave work and hide out in my craft area. Thanks G45!

Love the sewing machine mini album!

Genius projects! And what fabulous details! The projects really show off the beauty of the collections.

I can't believe the fussy cutting around Couture on the first project!

These are both gorgeous! LOVE the sewing machine creation! Very inventive! TFS!

I'm feeling a little inspired this morning too. Thanks for the brilliant ideas!

Beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

Such talent using the beautiful Couture paper! And just love that By The Sea! Maybe this time...

CS sent, but I am also here for my daily dose of G45. Loving today's projects, very inspiring!

Oh My.... Would you look at that sewing machine??? Gosh, I would love one of these! Stunning upcycling & matching mini! I too struggle with them & I do have one pack of G45 Kraft tags.... Don't want to use them up though, lol.
The first project absolutely shows off this gorgeous collection & is beautiful.
Extra Great day here G45!!

Love the Projects:)

Such amazing talent! Thanks for sharing with us.

Amazing... I love the sewing machine

Your designers come up with the most amazing projects!

These are fabulous... Couture is such a Beautiful Collection ... I think is "sparks" creativity ! These ladies have done it proud !!

Couture is such a lovely paper collection. I love the use of sewing images on anything! Thanks for today's projects...lovely inspirations.

Very creative and beautiful. Michelle t

You can see that both ladies were truly inspired by the lovely Couture collection. What they created is wonderful.

I have got to see more of that first one.Has Miranda got a linky to her blog on that mini album. ..??? Her work is an incredible inspiration to me and I just gotta try to make a dupe.Please someone help a fellow sister out and point me in Miranda's direction. Thank you for sharing.
"Happy Crafting"

Awesome projects!! Love the Couture collection!!!

WOW! wondeful projects. Love the min albums.

WOW!! These projects are SO gorgeous! Love the papers and the colors!

Love altered found art! Great job!

Lovely projects! That sewing machine is perfect with this line!

Two very inventive and creative upcycled items. Well done.

Really great projects!

Absolutely incredible projects!

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