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September 17, 2014

Amazing Altered Boxes with Just 5 Supplies!


Welcome to the blog this lovely Wednesday, G45ers! Today, we are sharing brilliant altered boxes using only 5 supplies! Many of you may know that we put our designers to the challenge to use few supplies to create a beautiful project. My goodness, the beautiful creations they have made! Today, we will share two altered boxes from the brilliant Solange Marques and Rhea Freitag. So, grab your coffee or tea and prepare to be inspired! Also, stay until the end. We have an extra special feature today on the Paper Crafter's Library blog.

First, we have this amazing back-to-school gift idea for teachers using Typography by the amazing Solange. Take it away, Solange!

"In this challenge we use only 5 G45 products. I've used 2 papers, washi tape, chipboard and pocket.

I made a back to school project, a chalkboard eraser box that can be a great idea to a gift for the teachers. I prepared a tutorial of this Project." ~Solange






Solange brilliantly uses the cardstock Tags & Pockets, chipboard, and sentiments from the Typography collection.



Supplies List

Typography Journey
Typography Dream
Typography Photogenic
Typography Tags& Pockets
Washi Tape Set

Next, we have a beautiful 5-supply creation from Rhea using An Eerie Tale. It's perfect for this autumn season!

"I thought this five ingredient challenge was fantastic! Since I tend to make complicated things a lot of the time, this freed me up to explore my simple side. The box was found at a garage sale for a whopping fifty cents. It was really the liner of the box that dictated my paper choice and I thought the Enchanted paper was a perfect match. I have to say, Ireally love this print! The backside of the paper was used to trim out the top of the open box. The mitered corners give it a finished look. I replaced the old label pull that was on the box with one from the Graphic 45 Staples line. Since I was limited to only five items I sought out another sticker from the sticker sheet to frame it out. This made for a perfect container for some of my adhesive collection. Cheers!" ~Rhea





Supply List

1 Sheet 12 x 12 Enchanted
Ornate Metal Label Holder
An Eerie Tale Stickers
Small Box from Garage Sale
Xryon 5” Creative Station

Today, we have an extra special treat for you over on the Paper Crafter's Library Blog. Go check out a beautiful creation by Donna Espiritu full of color and charm and beauty. Hop on over to get to the inspiration!


Hop on ovr to the Paper Crafter's Library Blog!

Thank you for joining us today! It's always so exciting to be reminded you don't need many supplies to make a beautiful creation. Does this inspire you to try the 5-supply challenge? The possibilities are endless!

Happy Papercrafting,

Graphic 45

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Wow- love this!

I just adore altered boxes, and these are really special! Thanks for the inspiration!

I love boxes & I love G45 - now I have a simple recipe. Beautiful results and inspiration follows. What could be better?!

Simple and Beautiful.OUTSTANDING

Just this week I was thinking of re-doing some boxes in my bathroom... perfect timing for these inspiring ideas! Thanks!

I'm really inspired by these simpler projects! Thanks for sharing!

Cool boxes! I need to make some with some of my awesome collections from G45!

WOW! Love both ideas, they're great. Thanks Graphic 45 for having such a great talented team! Always love the products you produce & the people you have making things from your beautiful Papers!


Each project is unique and great! Would be fun to try to make them!

The boxes are wonderful!

These boxes fill my storage addiction! TFS!

LOVE the garage sale box. So many possibilities..

I am always inspired by this blog! Every project is so creative. I look forward to every blog entry. thanks!

Great creations.

I seem to love the design of every collection you come out with. Donna did an amazing job and the projects here are just as wonderful. Just keep the new collections coming I just love seeing them thanks!

Great altered
Carla from Utah

I just love the inspo that flows from this wonderful place :)

I just love boxes - these are so cool!
thanks for sharing

Fun projects. Great use on only 5 supplies.

Nice! Such beautiful work to make a happy space.

Beautiful and amazing projects, once again!

I love altered boxes and Donnas' mini is super sweet.

So lovely! Great 5 ingredient projects! Thanks for sharing these amazing ideas!

Pretty, pretty altered projects. Love the box with the glues inside. Very cute.

Such a fun box. Thank you for the inspiration.

G45 is always my choice in crafting products. No matter what you're creating, you can always count on it to turn out special.

Fabulous inspiration and gorgeous creations.


LOVE these boxes!

Boxes, wooden boxes...just lov'em! Altered ones, especially OLD altered boxes, are my favs!! I would love to win the prize package just ONCE so I could increase my stash of GR 45 materials which I adore!!!

Love it, wonderful inspiration.

Both boxes look gorgeous ♥

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